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| Thursday, September 5, 2013

‘Preemie’ Greyson Fights for His Life!

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Watch Out for the Youngsters!

Tips pour in as police profile rape suspect By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

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School zones and crossings are in effect once again, as of Tuesday morning, and motorists are asked to keep their eyes and attention on the youngsters who are traveling to and from school.

Community groups to vote on merger Aldergrove Star

A proposed merger of two Aldergrove community non-profit organizations will be discussed and voted on next week. There will be two Special Meetings regarding the ‘proposed combination’ of the Aldergrove Festival Days Society (AFDS) and Aldergrove Agricultural Association (AAA), as moved in the AFDS meeting held August 7, 2013. The special meetings are scheduled for September 17, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Coghlan Hall.

The August 7, 2013 motion was made by by Mike Robinson, seconded by Glenda Reid, to: 1. Join together Aldergrove Agricultural Association and Aldergrove Festival Days Society; 2. Ensure the Charter Date of the Aldergrove Agricultural Association is preserved; and 3. Possibly receive an exemption for the transfer taxes incurred as a result of the transfer of Coghlan Hall to the new entity.

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The motion was carried. It now requires two special meetings of the Aldergrove Agricultural Association and Aldergrove Festival Days Society to approve the proposed combination. The Aldergrove Agricultural Association meeting is to be held at 6 p.m., one hour prior to the Aldergrove Festival Days Society meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The AFDS annual general meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 7 p.m. at the Coghlan Hall.

Tips are coming in, patrols have been stepped up and criminal profilers have been called, as Langley RCMP does everything in its power to stop a rapist from striking again. Officers put up posters around Langley City on Wednesday that show sketches of a man believed responsible for two violent sexual assaults, the most recent one taking place on Aug. 20, near Douglas Park. “Since we released the similar sketches on Saturday, (Aug. 24) we have had 60 tips come in that we are following up on,� said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks. That is in addition to the 100 tips police received after the first attack in June. “Officers from virtually every unit have been engaged to assist in the investigation,� Marks said. “Investigators have now undertaken the arduous task of following up on each lead, no matter how small.� Specialized profilers from the Behavioural Sciences Group are assisting. They say the suspect is likely someone familiar with Langley, who may live here now or has lived here in the past. Police say there is a possibility the suspect has changed his appearance to avoid detection — he may have shaved his beard or changed his hair colour. Since the two sex assaults have been publicized, no other victims have come forward, said Marks. However, there may be other victims out there who have chosen not to go to police or people who have had interactions with the suspect. To them, Marks is making a plea to call police. “You may have the one missing piece investigators need to conclusively identify this suspect,� she said. “This event may have have even seemed insignificant to you at the time, but after seeing the sketch, you now wonder if you were very fortunate that day.� Also, people who know someone who drives a silver hatchback are asked call police or Crimestoppers. On June 22, a 16-year-old girl was waiting for a bus stop at 204 Street and 42 Avenue when she was forced into a newer model silver hatchback by a bearded man. He drove her to the parking lot of Christian Life Assembly where he sexually assaulted her at knife point. He then drove her to the Langley bus loop and dropped her off. The victim provided a description of her attacker and police released a sketch of the suspect two weeks after the assault. On Aug. 20, around 8 p.m., a 19-year-old girl was walking in the 20600 block of 51B Avenue when she was attacked from behind, pushed to the ground and raped.

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Greyson: a teeny, tiny miracle By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

Erin O’Neill was around 25 weeks pregnant when she went into labour. She was undergoing a routine gestational diabetes test when she started feeling lower back pain. “I started getting what felt like contractions,” said O’Neill. “I downloaded a contraction app on my phone and I quickly learned that my contractions were coming every three minutes.” As the mother of two older kids, she remained fairly calm and drove herself to the hospital. “I actually parked a block away so I wouldn’t have to pay for parking. I thought it would be like my other two kids,” said Erin of her seven-yearold son and five-year-old daughter. But for Erin and husband Jamie, this pregnancy and birth would be anything but routine. Greyson was born on July 24, weighing just one pound, 14 ounces. He could have fit into his father’s hand, if he wasn’t covered in the tubes and ventilators that he needed to stay alive. When he first arrived in the world, the baby didn’t breathe for a full

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Bonnie Kilroe (on right) will be performing at a benefit for Greyson and his family this Sunday at the Townhall Public House. drive and Erin was told 15 minutes. Doctors pre- for the first time. “That was an amaz- she couldn’t for the first pared the couple for the worst, saying they didn’t ing moment,” said Jamie. few weeks after the birth, think Greyson would live. The proud papa has been the pair were taking the But miracles do hap- keeping the Facebook bus into Vancouver. It pen — “Greyson is living world up to date on their took them two hours proof,” said Jamie, a first- journey, calling the pub- each way. lic site “Greyson’s Page.” And because the time dad. Greyson was rushed It already has more than couple is from Langley, which is within Metro to Children’s Hospital in 500 likes. Not knowing if Vancouver borders, they Vancouver and into the Neonatal Intensive Care Greyson would make it don’t qualify to stay at the Unit where he has spent through each day, Jamie Ronald McDonald House has been on leave from or Easter Seal House. the last five weeks. his job at Target. But Variety Club So have his parents. Erin didn’t qualify for got wind of their situaErin and Jamie have remained by their baby’s maternity leave employ- tion and bought them side, and their world has ment insurance because some time at Ronald turned into a day-to-day she wasn’t working at her McDonald House, where emotional rollercoaster as job long enough. That they were scheduled to they fall in love with their means there isn’t any stay until Aug. 31. money coming in while But it will be at least tiny bundle of joy. months until It was two weeks ago the couple stay by their three that both mom and dad baby’s side, day and night. Greyson is allowed to Because Jamie doesn’t come home. got to hold baby Greyson

“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 would you 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.

Thieves steal kid’s quarter racer Aldergrove Star

Six-year-old Tristen Pozsonyi is a little young to learn the harsh realities that await adults. 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

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Langley RCMP Const. Craig van Herk puts up a poster in Douglas Park on Wednesday, warning the public about a sexual predator who has attacked two teens in two months in Langley. On Aug. 20, a 19-year-old woman was walking just behind the park when she was raped. COLLEEN FLANAGAN PHOTO

Police appeal for tips

Tristen Pozsonyi and his mom Brenda hope the public can help them locate his midget racer, which was stolen Aug. 14 from a track in Aldergrove. FROM FRONT: He threatened her with a knife and told her not to Avenue and Old Yale Road in practicing with his dad, David it anywhere else. It’s useless to Now because of one selfish Surrey. Unfortunately, she said scream. them.” The suspect wore swimming goggles. After the assault, the cart is still missing. But she said it means every- act, it’s all gone, laments Brenda. he took her purse and iPod before fleeing on a bicycle. r "OZPOF XIP TFFT UIF RVBS“They’ve basically stolen his thing to her young son Tristen, Based on the victim’s description of her attacker and ter midget racer can call the dreams. He’s car crazy and we who was in his first year of racing. The six-year-old helped pur- were trying to support his tal- Langley RCMP at 604-532- how strikingly similar it is to the sketch in the June attack, 3200, or to leave an anony- RCMP believe the same man is responsible. chase the quarter racer through ents. It’s pretty discouraging.” Call Langley RCMP at 605-532-3200 or should you Brenda said she found out mous tip, call CrimeStoppers at a bottle drive and hit the track need to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-8001-800-222-8477 or visit www. Thursday that the RCMP have for the first time in April. He had 222-TIPS (8477). been spending countless hours located the trailer on 124th solvecrime.ca


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Langley artist Murray Phillips is once again organizing an art showfundraiser at the South Surrey ranch of Senator Gerry St. Germain. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proceeds will go to Langley Hospice Society in memory of Phillipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wife who passed away earlier this year. musical trio, Exit 58. Celebrity guests, Red Robinson and Shell Busey will be on site during the show, and as in the past, Busey will host his annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 7, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each year, the West Fine Art Show selects a charitable organization to support; this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show will see partial proceeds donated to the Langley Hospice Society in memory of Phillipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, who wanted to ensure that others could

access the kind of care and support she and her family had throughout their experience with the Langley Hospice Society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are truly honoured to part of such a remarkable event,â&#x20AC;? said Shannon Todd Booth, communications and funds development coordinator, Langley Hospice Society. The show will take place at 19339 - 8 Ave. in South Surrey. For more information, and a list of the participating artists, visit their website at WestArt.ca.


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Proposed concert has many hurdles By KEVIN MILLS Aldergrove Star

There are a “ton of hurdles that need to be jumped over” before a proposed music festival at the Abbotsford Airport comes close to reality. That’s according to Mayor Bruce Banman. Banman was responding to the announcement that Abbotsford’s Gary “Sir Johan” Karlsen III – the founder, president, CEO, and Co-Chairman of the Jimi Hendrix Family Foundation – and former Abbotsford Chamber president Sir James Barlow have joined forces in hopes of bringing Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney to town. The proposal is “very much at the infancy stage” said Banman. “It’s an exciting project to think that the types of names they are bandying about could come and perform here in Abbotsford. It would be a fantastic draw for the entire region. However, having said that, there is a ton of work to be done.” The festival is still just an idea. No contracts have been signed, no dates have been set and no business plan has been created. Banman said the organizers have much to consider. “This is a working airport, we can’t shut down the airport for three days. We don’t shut down the airport for the Abbotsford Airshow and we can’t shut it down for this.” He added that security issues alone would be quite the task along with providing washrooms for

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Gary “Sir Johan” Karlsen III strikes a pose with Leon Hendrix, brother of the late Jimi Hendrix, during a recent visit to Abbotsford. 100,000 people. He wants to see a business plan, which the organizers have yet to compile. “Let’s see some contracts,” he said, regarding the proposed lineup of musicians. “The city is not going to spend one thin dime until we have some ironclad assurances that these gentlemen can do what they say they are going to do.” Still, Banman said the idea is exciting. News of the festival idea was made public during the Abbotsford Airshow. Karlsen invited Jimi Hendrix’s brother, Leon, to come to the Abbotsford Airport to examine the site to see if it would be a suitable location. “Leon was very impressed,” said Karlsen about the airport tour. According to Karlsen, the plan is to host a three-day concert, hope-

fully next year, featuring some of the greatest names in rock history. He said talks have begun with The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Who, Pink Floyd and even the re-formation of Led Zeppelin. He also wants Robbie Knievel to jump the main stage on his motorcycle and have Leon Hendrix open the event by playing the Star Spangled Banner and O Canada. Karlsen expects to attract as many as a million fans to the event. Barlow, who is also optimistic that the festival can become a reality, is taking a more cautious approach to promoting the event. “I’m regarding my job with this one is to tone down what Sir Johan is talking about. Not that we don’t want it to get as big as he’s saying, because it might do, but it would be inappropriate and incorrect to make the statements that it’s going to be millions of people and every big name you’ve ever heard of,” said Barlow. However, he did say that discussions with performers have begun. “We have talked to several big names, and several big names are very interested. We’ve got several contacts put together on support and how to cope with the numbers and we’ve talked provisionally with the city and the airport and police and people like that to make sure nobody is taken by surprise.” They are also contacting numerous charities to get involved with the event. The two men are currently working on a business plan.

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Editor: Recently, your paper published a letter from Marnie Friesen which claimed that, “Bus route changes would impact residents of Aldergrove.” I would like to reassure Marnie Friesen and your readers that the potential upcoming changes to transit service on Fraser Highway will not negatively affect the residents of Aldergrove and Langley. Rather, the new proposed changes will better service the needs of the these municipalities. The statement that TransLink is terminating the 502 at Langley Centre and operating another bus from Langley Centre to Aldergrove is incorrect. TransLink proposes to operate the 502 bus from Surrey Central to Langley and, in addition, introduce a new commuter oriented service called the 503 Surrey Central/Aldergrove. The new 503 will operate as an express service between Surrey Central and Langley Centre, continuing as a local stop service east of Langley connecting to Aldergrove. This is expected to reduce travel times, overcrowding and pass-ups for Aldergrove customers travelling to and from Surrey Central. Furthermore, the new line should help to reduce some overcrowding and pass-ups for local 502 customers. Details of the proposed change, including a map, are available at translink.ca/ serviceop. These proposed changes are anticipated to take place early to mid 2014. Derek Zabel, TransLink Communications

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VICTORIA – Another school year dawns in B.C., with the prospect of disruptive labour disputes. First up are 27,000 support staff, in a legal strike position. These are the teacher aides, custodians, bus drivers and crossing guards. Most are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, with a few Teamsters and other locals scattered around the 60 school districts. Public discussion about these disputes usually focuses on wage increases, which CUPE members in schools haven’t seen for four years. Their current deals expired more than a year ago, after they were subject to the same two-year wage freeze imposed on the rest of government. The B.C. government moved from the post-recession wage freeze to a system they call “co-operative gains,” where raises must be financed by savings in other areas of the operation. Only two provincial employee groups have yet to do this: school support staff and teachers. (Education Minister Peter Fassbender confirmed last week that teacher raises will be funded by extra transfers from the provincial treasury as they try to get a long-term deal. But that’s a topic for another day.) CUPE, the largest union in the country, has a sophisticated media campaign to generate public sympathy. We are

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repeatedly reminded not only that the last raise was 2009, but that the “average” pay is a mere $24,000 a year. If that number is accurate, it reflects a large number of part-timers. Let’s look at a few provisions CUPE doesn’t talk about, on behalf of those selfemployed taxpayers who have no paid holidays, no employer pension or benefits and no paid overtime, but are expected to help pay all of the above to government workers. The 60 contracts have many variations, but core elements are the same. In the Central Okanagan school district, the starting CUPE wage rate is $17.37 an hour. The top rate is $26.59, or $28.78 for workers who qualify for a “trades adjustment.” All contracts have rigid seniority and “bumping” clauses to ensure that new employees absorb any reductions in working hours. From a taxpayer’s perspective, this leads to the maximum number of employees making the highest wages. Overtime in Central Okanagan is time and a half for the first two hours, and double time after that. Contracts also include the provision that unscheduled overtime is subject to a fourhour minimum. It’s amazing how often an unexpected hour of work can arise when it’s paid at quadruple time. The Surrey school district contract details how even

“spare board” employees are to be enrolled in the municipal pension plan, a definedbenefit system most privatesector employees can only dream about. Then there are paid sick days. The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation reports that the average B.C. private sector worker took 7.4 sick days last year. The public sector average was 12. The Surrey contract details the windfall of unused sick days that must be paid out to employees who retire as early as age 55. The maximum is 150 days, for a lavish perk only available to employees hired before July 1, 1996. Even so, we’ll be paying these bonuses out for years to come. It goes on and on. Six weeks’ paid vacation after 20 years, with an extra day added for every year after that. There are many little things, such as a $60 “swimsuit allowance” for teacher aides who take part in swimming instruction. This is not to devalue the work done by these people. It is to suggest that given the growing gap between public and private employment benefits, finding savings is reasonable. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress. ca

Lesson learned from fall

Editor: I would like to thank the Good Samaritan who called the ambulance when I fell on Inkman Road in Agassiz on Friday, July 26. I was taken by ambulance to Hope hospital, where the doctor and nurses did tests to determine why I fell. I fell because I was dehydrated. Now, I take a bottle of water when I walk to town. Thanks again to the person who called the ambulance and the ambulance drivers and the doctor and nurses at the Hope hospital. I even got lunch at the Hope hospital. There is a lesson here. Elderly people should always have water when they walk in hot weather. I was trying to be 27 instead of 67. Thank goodness I live in a small town, where people still care about each other. Richard Probert, Agassiz

Won’t get fooled again

Editor: Here we go again. The Masters of Deception are setting up the next excuse for another war. US Secretary of State, John Kerry is warning the Syrian government that these alleged chemical weapons are “unacceptable”. This was not a problem 25 years ago when the US was encouraging Saddam Hussain to use these types of abominations against Iran. US General Wesley Clark alerted us 10 years ago that the Pentagon had seven Middle East countries lined up for future invasions, including Iraq, Libya and Syria, as well as Iran. Iraq wasn’t enough, neither was Libya. The bankers need higher profits from their ownership of the armaments industries. The DoD need a bigger budget. Who can resist this avalanche of money power? Bogus provocations, known as ‘False Flag’ operations have been a proven technique since Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. We need more independence from our media, not flag waving. Herb Spencer III, Aldergrove

Thanks for the coverage

Editor: Just a quick note to say a special thank you to your crew for covering the 2013 Western Canada Baseball Championships at Aldergrove Athletic Park. The spread in the paper was awesome and very well received by the baseball community and Aldergrove Minor Baseball Association. The pictures were awesome, as usual. Harry Hunt is always there when our events are happening and he is always so friendly to deal with. Please pass along a big thank you to him as well on our behalf. Thanks again, Lyall Sharman, AMBA coach/manager/chairman/past president, Aldergrove


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Walk on Wild Sideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for critters Aldergrove Star

The public is invited to walk to help raise funds for Critter Care Wildlife Society next month. Put on your wildest walking gear and bring your friends, family members and your fourlegged companion (on leash) for a nice walk in Campbell Valley Regional Park. Goodies and prizes and fun are promised for all. New this year, participants can choose between two routes, and check out all the treasures for sale, including beautiful handmade jewellery. Enjoy a light barbecue after the walk and visit guest exhibitors to learn about other local organizations. Meet new friends, connect with old ones, and learn more about wildlife from B.C. Walk On The Wild Side, Critter Careâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth annual WalkA-Thon fundraiser, takes place on Sunday, October 6 at Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley (South Entrance, off 8th Ave.) Onsite registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The Long Walk (4k) begins at 11:30 a.m., and the Short Walk (2k) at 11:45 a.m. Pre-registration deadline is September 21, and is required for the lunch. For online registration go to http:// www.crittercarewildlife.org/ index.php/component/ ckforms/?view=ckforms&id=1 or print and fill out the registration form and send to Cathy (address can be found on the bottom of the registration form). For informationn call Cathy at 604-202-5697 or email: claycath@telus.net, or if you are unable to join the walk, you can make a general donation online at www.canadahelps.org â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Critter Care Wildlife Society. You will receive an electronic tax receipt immediately following your payment or donation. Participants walk, rain or shine, at your own pace, and your canine companion is welcome on leash. Following are some stories of the rescued wildlife at Critter Care: Bonnie, the short-tailed weasel from Abbotsford Bonnie was brought in to Critter Care Wildlife Society on May 29 from Abbotsford. The finderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cat brought one of her siblings into their house, and they observed the mother drop this one as she hurriedly tried to move the rest of her babies. They waited a few hours, hoping Mom would come back for

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in garbage, burned wood and debris was a dangerous task, but they were determined and just kept going back until they had them all. A total of five coyote pups were found, but one was extremely sick and died at the vet. One other pup was found that had clearly been killed by humans at the very creepy site. After the horrifying discovery of that unlucky pup, they were relieved that at least the others had been rescued from a similar fate. Milady, the black-tailed deer from Port Moody Milady was discovered on the afternoon of May 31 at only one week old. On the advice of CCWS staff, the finder was asked to wait until she was sure Mom was not going to return for her fawn. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important for people to be aware that it is not unusual for fawns to be left lying in the grass by their mothers for up to 12 hours. Unless the fawn is wandering around, crying and obviously in distress, the likelihood is that she is just waiting patiently for Mom to return. After six hours with no sign of a doe, the fawn began to stir, wobbling around crying for her Mother. At this point, it was evident that the fawn had been orphaned, and Critter Care staff and interns went out to pick her up and raise her with the other 10 fawns in care this summer. Edyta, the opossum from Aldergrove Edyta was seen staggering across 32nd Avenue in Aldergrove and was picked up a short time later by Critter Care Wildlife Society staff. She had

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The 1922 Army Cadet Corps invites you to join them for the new training year. Open to all youths ages 12–18, we meet in Abbotsford every Thursday night from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, with optional training on Tuesday nights at the Aldergrove Canadian Forces Base. For more information, please contact 1922rcarmycc@gmail.com or call 604-857-2698 and leave a message.

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Langley RCMP offers the following information for consideration if you are looking to protect your home or business from break and enters. Police have noticed recently the use of a pry bar to break into locked doors. The tool, which is commonly purchased at any hardware store for very little money, is placed between the door and frame and slid upwards causing the spring-loaded dead bolt to retract. Police are recommending the installation of an ‘astragal plate’ to protect your locking mechanism. These plates are designed to add security to the door by protecting the lock from a jimmy attack. The screw fixings are countersunk in the door edge so they cannot be accessed when the door is closed. Even though this method to gain entry has been in existence for quite some time, seemingly, it has once again gained popularity in Langley. So consider this small investment to protect your big investment.


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‘Oz’ Raises Cash for LMH Foundation

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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!

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Stagecoach Langley Theatre Arts School performed two shows at Chief Sepass Theatre on Saturday, June 15. The production, ‘The Musical of Oz’, featured over 80 Langley youths between the ages of four and 16 years old. Raising over $1,000 for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation for its renovation of the Maternity Centre. The main cast comprised of Stage Three students, with supporting roles from Stage Two, Stage One and Early Stages classes. Specially, selected songs, dance, instruments and script were produced and written by Stagecoach teachers. For further information visit www.stagecoachschoolslangley.ca

Chronic pain support group begins Aldergrove Star

A new, free of charge, support group is starting in Aldergrove this September for people in chronic pain. Meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Aldergrove Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 26245 - 28 Ave., Aldergrove (no church affiliation). The vision of the non-profit People in Pain Network is to connect those living in persistent pain, and provide support, tools, and solutions to help them manage their pain. They also offer guidance and resources for both patients and their families.

It is a safe environment where you can connect to others, tell your story, learn a variety of coping skills, and get the support you need. All of the trained facilitators are also patients themselves, so they can relate to your stories, and are able to provide the compassion, understanding, and coping skills pain sufferers need. For more information please email to lorinda@pipain.com with your name, e-mail address and phone number and mention that you are interested in the new Fraser Valley support group. For a complete list of support groups in your area visit the company website at www. pipain.com.

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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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Broader outreach brought â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;water wiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; success Aldergrove Star

Another summer has come and gone and the Township of Langley has continued to see improved environmental awareness within the community about local water sources, willingness to conserve, and an increased interest to protect our water. In previous years, Water Wise, delivered in partnership with the     Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), targeted outreach in various Township communities through door to door campaigns to help residents learn about their drinking water. This summer, the Water Wise team broadened its outreach      

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The 2013 Water Wise team members Lindsay Roberts, Sarah Carlson, and Trina Chan had a successful summer teaching residents and students about Langley Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water resources. residents and gave away prizes at the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Water Trivia Wheel.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Events included Brookswood Summerfest, RBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Blue Water Day, Aldergrove Fair Days, and the Canada Day celebrations at McLeod Athletic Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was encouraging to see that community members were engaged and receptive when learning about water,â&#x20AC;? said Water Wiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trina Chan. In addition to attending community events this summer, the Water Wise team organized free well and septic system seminars for private well owners. With each seminar, approximately 20 residents attended and learned how to maintain their private wells and septic systems.

The Water Wise team is looking forward to continuing information seminars in the future with the hope of creating greater awareness within the private well community. The 2013 Water Wise campaign included challenges and prizes for residents who have opted to limit lawn watering to one hour a week or forego watering their lawns altogether and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go Golden.â&#x20AC;? Prizes included rain barrels, diverter kits, and an indoor and outdoor water saving kits. It is not too late to fill out the Water Wise survey on the Township of Langleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website for a chance to win $200 of gift cards to local businesses. Visit tol.ca/waterwise

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Pub owners cautious on liquor law changes Aldergrove Star

As the provincial government embarks on another round of liquor policy reforms there are different reactions from local people in the liquor business. One brew pub owner appreciates the government being less of a nanny state. Another says Victoria ever-changing approach to liquor laws has driven down the value of his investments. Allowing patrons to have a craft beer at a farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market, a glass of wine at the spa, and even an adult beverage at the beach are new freedoms that have all been proposed for this latest review. The government is sending letters to 10,000 liquor licence holders asking for feedback. In September a website will allow for public input, then recommendations to the provincial cabinet will be made in November. Brock Rogers owns the Billy Miner Pub in Maple Ridge. Under recent amendments to liquor laws, he is now able to sell beer that he brews at another holding, the Mission Springs Brew Pub, in his Haney pub. He sees it as a sensible change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re softening these lines all the time,â&#x20AC;? he said. It has created opportunities for brew pubs. In the past, the options for his patrons were limited. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have selection, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in the pub business.â&#x20AC;? He sees an increasing number of customer-driven, positive changes in liquor enforcement. With a new catererâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquor licence, he will be able to take his portable wood-fire pizza ovens to local festivals and events, and also serve customers a beer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You hope they will keep it

casual â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to build fences around people drinking beer,â&#x20AC;? he said. In Whistler, children are allowed to accompany their parents into a pub until 8 p.m. He sees that as a reasonable approach that could be adopted for the entire province. Spas, farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s markets and even barber shops are reasonable venues to serve patrons a drink â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but a limited number, he says. Ultimately, he foresees a day when people attending an event like the Symphony of Fire in Vancouver will be able to have a beer or glass of wine in hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for it yet, but we can transition to it.â&#x20AC;? His feedback to government will be that Victoria look at the tourism potential of brew pubs, which he says could compare with the burgeoning Okanagan wineries. REGULATORY FRUSTRATION Justin Strange says loose enforcement of licenced restaurants has devalued every pub in B.C. He owns the Witch of Endor Pub in Maple Ridge, as well as the Station House in Aldergrove and The Point in Port Moody. Strange has been in the pub business for 20 years, and said bar owners generally paid a premium to obtain their â&#x20AC;&#x153;liquor primaryâ&#x20AC;? licence. He went through screening as rigorous as if he was getting a job as a border guard, he said. As a rule of thumb, a pubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence alone was worth $1 million, to say nothing of other business assets. But under changing and relaxing liquor laws and enforcement, many easy-to-get â&#x20AC;&#x153;food primaryâ&#x20AC;? liquor licensees are allowed to operate like pubs, serving drinks

rather than meals, and even hiring bar-style entertainment. He points out that a foursome might leave a golf course and head to an upscale restaurant for a postround beverage, where traditionally they would have been pub-bound. Now bars compete with every pizza joint and sushi house that is licenced to serve beer and wine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lines (between food primary and liquor primary) are so blurred now.â&#x20AC;? The double whammy was that pub owners saw their customers targetted for enforcement when Victoria brought in tougher drinking and driving laws three years ago. That drove pub customers to pub-style restaurants, where police were not doing walk-throughs, nor setting up roadside stops nearby. The net result â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pubs are worth significantly less than they were before the regulations changed and enforcement relaxed, he said. For those who operate pubs in conjunction with liquor stores, the coup de grace from the government will be allowing beer and wine to be sold in grocery stores. If that happens, he said the liquor store owners â&#x20AC;&#x153;would be flat broke in a second.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve turned a liquor store into a corner store,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (politicians) are thinking about what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking like to the public. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not thinking about the guy who will lose his livelihood.â&#x20AC;? He said pub owners have watched their investments lose value, and are holding their breath as Victoria once again tinkers with liquor laws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For anybody who has a liquor primary licence, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hugely scary,â&#x20AC;? said Strange.

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The Aldergrove Kodiaks Junior B Hockey Club is ready for a great new season of hockey, starting this Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7:15 p.m. with an Aldergrove Arena home opener versus Port Moody Black Panthers. Brad Rihala (centre) is the head coach of the team and has named Kodiaks veterans to key roles, starting with Kodiaks captain Kenny Prato (in white jersey, second from left). Prato’s assistants are Spencer McHaffie (far left), Adam Callegari (in jersey with “BC” logo) and Scott McHaffie (far right).

The Abbotsford Heat will host a preseason game against the Utica Comets (AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks) on Sunday, September 22 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC), with puck drop at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the 50/50 and Chuck a Puck programs for this preseason game will be donated to Canuck Place Abbotsford. Single game tickets start at $14.50 and are available by calling 1-877-452HEAT (4328). Utica will play six regular season games in Abbotsford this year, compared to the four games the Chicago Wolves (former AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, current AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues) played at the AESC in 2012-13. The Abbotsford Heat 2013-14 home opener is set for October 11. For information on season tickets, flex packages and group tickets, call 1-877-452-HEAT(4328) or visit www.AbbotsfordHeat.com

Huge haul for Langley seniors in Kamloops Aldergrove Star

Langley and Aldergrove athletes helped lead the Fraser Valley to the most medals at the B.C. Seniors Games. The Games were held Aug. 20 to 24 in Kamloops. Fraser Valley athletes won a total of 403 medals, including 168 gold. They also captured 139 silver and 96 bronze. Leading the charge was swimmer Jean Buchanan who won six gold in the women’s 90+ division. She was first in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 freestyle events, as well as the 50 and 100 backstroke. Joy Hargreaves won gold in the women’s 65-69 25m backstroke. Hargreaves also won gold

in the 4x25 freestyle relay and bronze in the 4x25 medley relay. Frances Steinfeld was also a big winner, capturing three gold and two silver medals in track and field. Steinfeld won gold in the women’s 75-79 discus, shot put and 800m. She won silver in the 200m and 400m races. Mildred Parks won gold in the women’s 75-79 10km race walk and silver in the 5000m power walk. She also helped win bronze in the women’s 4x400 power walk. Phil Lefebure won a pair of silver medals in the men’s 80-84 100 and 200m races. Local athletes also added to the medal haul in cycling. Dick Aporta won a

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Darren Lee & the Memphis Flash - Elvis tribute, Thursday, Sept. 5 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets are $45. (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-536-7535 or online at www. whiterockplayers.ca Abbotsford Genealogy Society - meeting at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford Thursday, Sept. 19 with doors opening at 6 p.m. Speaker will be Andrea Lister and she will talk about “How to keep our Family History from being a Snore!” Everyone is welcome. Info, see website: www. abbygs.ca Dallas Smith - with guests The Matinée, Friday, Sept. 27 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca Square Dance Classes - Sundays starting Sept. 8 at 12:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, Fraser Hwy. at 273 Street. Singles and couples welcome, free admission, first three dances no

experience. Info: call Tyler, 604590-9039. Langley Elks Ukranian Fall Dinner & Dance - Saturday, Oct. 19 at George Preston Rec. Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley. Doors open 5:30 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM. Entertainment and dancing. Tickets 30 each; call Barb 604-8891160 or Steve 604-510-4742. Housing workshop on Strata Housing - covering many facets of strata living. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1:30-3 p.m., at Langley Senior Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Please pre-register at 604-530-2020. Drop-ins welcome. Free and open to all. Free Music Drop-In Guitar Class - Classes start Sept. 27. Kids 3:30 p.m. and teens 4:30 p.m. Snack and instruments provided. Ages K-12, just show up. St. Dunstans’ Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. Mercyme - Sunday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets: $72.25-$12.25 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine &

Spirits in Abbotsford, Blessings Christian Store, Celebration Book Store, House of James, by phone 1-866-977-AESC (2372). Steven Curtis Chapman - Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Surrey. Tickets: $65-$25 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford, Blessings Christian Store, Celebration Book Store, House of James, by phone 1-866-977-AESC (2372). Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley - dinner meeting of the season at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. Bring your culinary contribution and enjoy the entertainment focused on Denmark. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Info: call Len at 604-857-2740 or Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email jensenke@shaw.ca Live Your Best Life Through Mental Wellness - Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m. at City of Langley Library. In this workshop registered psychologist Dr. Colleen Wilkie will debunk the myth

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Bif Naked - with guests TARL, Friday, Sept. 27 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $47.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone, 604391-7469 or online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca Festival Days Society are scheduled respectively for Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Coghlan Hall to discuss the ‘proposed combination’ of these societies. Babytime Session - at Fort Langley Library, Thursdays, Sept. 12-26, 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Help you baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing, and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Call 604-888-0722 or visit the

Fort Langley Library to register for this program. Karaoke Idol - to celebrate Whalley Branch’s 65th Anniversary, the Ladies Auxiliary and Branch will host this event Saturday, Sept. 7 and 14 at 8: p.m., with the final at 8 p.m., Septm 21. Final prizes $500, $300, and $200. Info: 604-551-2592. Fraser Valley Dahlia Society Show - Over 1,000 blooms displayed at George Preston Rec Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley, on Sat., Sept. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See: www. fraservalleydahliasociety.com Dryer Balls - at Fort Langley Library, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to spend an hour creating an environmentally friendly alternative to dryer sheets! Dryer balls are made of 100% wool, are easy to create, and make a unique gift for someone special. Supplies for this free program are included, and the wool comes from a local sheep farm in the Glen Valley. Call 604-888-0722 or visit the Fort Langley Library to register for the program. Yarn Bombing & Craft - at Fort Langley Library, Friday-Saturday,

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Sept. 27-28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate Culture Days at the library. The Fort Langley Knitting Circle will be yarn bombing and the whole family is invited to make a craft. Come create a small paper book to take home. Call 604-888-0722 or visit the Fort Langley Library to register for this program. Reba - with special guest Gord Bamford, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $89.50, $69.50, $49.50 (plus FMF and Service charges) available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets or by phone 1-866-977-AESC (2372). Alice Cooper - Raise The Dead Tour, Thursday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $50 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets or by phone 1-866-977AESC (2372). Garden Club - Fort Langley Li-

brary is looking for volunteers to help with their community garden plot. If you enjoy the outdoors, planting seeds, and helping plants grow sign up. As a part of the Fort Langley Community gardens, the library will participate this year in creating a garden oasis of veggies, flowers, and much more, Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration appreciated. Aldergrove ESL Classes - Free English as Second Language classes every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. All are welcome. Double Exposure - comedians Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets are $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca Aldergrove Toastmasters meets every Monday, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in room 125. Boost your self confidence; become a better speaker and have fun. Info: Murray Burgum at 604856-5483 or email mgbergum@

Steelin’ In The Years - tribute to Steely Dan featuring some of Vancouver’s finest musicians, Oct. 25 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $30 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca gmail.com Knitting Circle - at Aldergrove Library. Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your materials and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. Bring your current needlecraft project with you. Aldergrove Library is located at 26770 - 29 Ave., Aldergrove, call for info: 604-856-6415. Classics Book Club - Join the lively discussion at this new book club and get acquainted with the great books of world literature. Meets on the first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Murray-

ville Library. Coffee provided. Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle - Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca Fraser Health Crisis Line - recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Visit website www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line.

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To register please email or phone Kick It Up A Notch! We are now accepting both inexperienced and experienced new dancers. Regular classes start September 9th!

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We are a family friendly dance studio who believes in a healthy competitive or recreational environment and a studio that inspires a love of dance for students in Langley, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, and beyond. Focused on an intensive competitive program, the studio features classes in Ballet - R.A.D Exams, Technique, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre as well as Tiny Tots “Dance in your Pants” Pre-School classes and many other recreational classes.

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eople are coming home from work to tinker with their cars, soon they will be down to just polishing them and making them show worthy. The Cruise-In must be just around the corner!

We have a great show planned for you. There will be car clubs in the Value Village and Highland Village parking lots on 56th Avenue along with some of the local New Car dealers showcasing their latest and greatest. There will be a display of electric vehicles all the way from one that is over 100 years old to the current electrics, don’t be expecting just economy models! There will be Souvenirs, a chance to win almost $20,000 in tools at the dream garage as well as great entertainment in the form of “Elvis” performing on stage at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM. We will have a great display of Harley Davidson motorcycles put on by Deeley Motorcycles and a grandiose display by GM both near show centre. We will have numerous charities cooking food for your enjoyment in various spots around the show, and we will have In’N’Out Burger serving their meals from

the Casino parking lot. The Casino lot is also home to a riding display by the Seattle Cossacks riding team. If you don’t know about them, search them on your computer and watch their incredible antics. The Marketplace is also situated here and is home to an incredible variety of vendors offering a wide array of goods for you to view and purchase. There is also the Concourse D’Elegance in Douglas Park that is home to well over 100 beautifully restored cars and another band that will entertain you at regular intervals. Walk around, sit down, eat, enjoy and pay attention to what this lovely city has to offer. This is the day the city is showcased for all of you to enjoy. Come to see what it has to offer, and remember to come back and see the local merchants on later dates too.

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WESTERN CANADA’S BEST ATTENDED CHARITY EVENT

World-class men’s volleyball kicks off in Langley on Sept. 23, with three matches, including Canada facing Guatemala at 8 p.m., at the Langley Events Centre. Other games that day include the U.S. against St. Lucia, and Cuba vs the Bahamas. The NORCECA Men’s Volleyball Continental Championship continues to Sept. 28. Nine teams from the FIVB’s North and Central America and

Caribbean regions will participate. Among the top men’s teams in the round-robin tournament are the United States, Cuba, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. For the Canadian team, it’s been an exciting year, with its best-ever FIVB World League performance (fifth overall) earlier this summer, including a confidence boosting win over 2012 Olympic gold medalist team, Russia. This brought Canada’s overall world ranking

from 18th to 11th. The Canadian team is currently in the midst of a two-week tour in Europe for training and matches. Although the final lineups have yet to be released, the Canadian team includes several B.C. natives, including captain Fred Winters and setter Josh Howatson. The full event schedule is available at http://www.langleyeventscentre.com/continentalvolleyball and tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.ca

Two Aldergrove Toastmasters clubs ready for new season Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove Leaders Toastmasters club is hosting an open house in September at Aldergrove Seventh-Day Adventist Church (not affiliated), located at 26245 - 28 Ave in Aldergrove. If you’ve ever thought about improving your public speaking and leadership skills or wondered what happens at a Toasmasters’ meeting then please come join the club members at their open house Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7-9 p.m. Snacks will be provided. For more information, or to indicate your intention to attend please visit www.leadersclubtm.org or call Karin Zinner at 604-8822513.

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The Aldergrove Toastmasters club kicked off its annual summer barbecue and thanks Vicki for hosting the event. The Aldergrove club will be back in full swing starting September 9, every Monday (except statutory holidays) in the same place, Aldergrove Secondary School’s room 125, and at the same time, 7 p.m. Thanks go to Valley Advanced for keeping the club going during the summer.

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Tuesday, September 10 | 7 - 9pm Community and Transportation Safety Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room

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road closure

road closures

200 Street Night Work and 72 Avenue Road Closure

Temporary Road Closure: 248 Street from 8 Avenue to 24 Avenue

Please be advised that the Township of Langley will be doing road repaving night work from Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13, 8pm - 6am, on 200 Street between 70 Avenue and 72 Avenue.

Please be advised that there will be a temporary road closure of 248 Street from 8 Avenue to 24 Avenue from Monday, September 9, 2013 to Friday, January 17, 2014.

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Wednesday, September 11 | 7 - 9pm Recreation, Culture, and Parks Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room Detour 202A St. Detour 200 St.

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langley events centre Coming Events

This work is weather dependent and may be postponed.

Home Opener

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

public notice Economic Development Department Helps Grow Businesses Do you have a business that is: • Starting up? • Expanding? • Relocating? • Just an idea? If so, the Township of Langley’s Economic Development Department can help. We are your connection to: • Research • Business plan preparation • Site selection • Provincial and federal government funding programs and staff For more information, contact: Gary MacKinnon Economic Development Manager 604.533.6084 gmackinnon@tol.ca

248 Street will remain open to local traffic only, with access restricted to and from 16 Avenue. Engineering Division 604.533.6006 enginfo@tol.ca

Engineering Division 604.533.6006

public notices Walnut Grove Community Centre Annual Swimming Pool Maintenance Schedule Swimming Pools The 50 m Pool, Leisure Pool, Adult Hot Tub, Therapy Hot Tub, Sauna, and Steam Room will be closed for annual maintenance from Tuesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 22 inclusive. The pools will reopen at 6am on Monday, September 23.

Temporary Road Closure: 56 Avenue from 211 Street to 213A Street and 216 Street to 224 Street Starting Tuesday, September 3, a road closure will be required on 56 Avenue from 216 Street to 224 Street, for approximately three months, for construction of the East Langley Water Supply project.

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16 Avenue will remain open during the closure.

We thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

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The road closure is required to allow construction of intersection improvements at 16 Avenue and 248 Street.

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A road closure will be in effect on Wednesday, September 11 on 72 Avenue east of 200 Street from 7pm - 7am. Traffic will be detoured on to 202A Street and only local traffic will be able to use 72 Avenue during these hours.

6am - 10pm 6am - 9pm 8am - 9pm

Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division Walnut Grove Community Centre 604.882.0408

It’s Back to School Time As a new school year begins, the Township of Langley, ICBC, RCMP, and School District are reminding drivers to plan ahead, drive with extra caution, and watch out for children. Drivers must remember that when school is in session, a 30 km/h school zone speed limit is in effect from 8am to 5pm, unless otherwise posted. Also, remember that vehicles approaching from both directions must stop for school buses when their lights are flashing and the stop arm is down. Engineering Division 604.533.6006

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National teams from Canada, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatamala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, and USA.

72 Ave Closed 200 St. - 201 St. Sept. 11 7pm - 7am

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Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 604.534.3211 | tol.ca

This work is concurrent with work being done on 56 Avenue between 211 Street and 213A Street for the 56 Avenue Bridge Replacement project. Both road closures on 56 Avenue are outlined in the map. The closure area and detour route will be clearly signed to safely re-route traffic. We thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Engineering Division 604.533.6006 enginfo@tol.ca

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

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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

CLASS 1 DRIVER W/ AIR

EXP CLASS 1 TEAM DRIVERS Earn up to $6500/mo. Send resumes mj@synergytruckingltd.com Fax:604-598-3497

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

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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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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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Mindy: 604-777-2195 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.

TEAM OWNER OPERATORS

- 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.

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CLASS 1 DRIVERS (B.C. / AB) WE ARE HIRING!

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

LNG FUEL / TRUCK SCALE ATTENDANT REQUIRED

BENEFIT PACKAGE!

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

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

TOWER TECHNICIAN

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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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GARDENING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

810

TRANSPORTATION

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845

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REAL ESTATE 624

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

338

PLUMBING

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

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287

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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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 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Show & working lines. Vet checked, 1st shot, dewormed, micro chip, C.K.C. $1200-$1500. 604-710-9333

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

627

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

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

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

PRESSURE WASHING

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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HOMES WANTED

838

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

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2007 - 29 ft - WILDCAT - by Forest River, immaculate condition. $24,000/obo. (604)530-9729

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

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.

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com ROTTWEILER 4.5 year old intact male, very large, $1500. Call 604-309-8545.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

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FANTASTIC PLACE TO CALL YOUR FAMILY HOME WHILE YOU AWAIT FUTURE DEVELOPMENT Just as the title says. This is the home and acreage you have been looking for to raise your family. This 3800 square foot home on over an acre has what you’re looking for. From the maple kitchen with corian counter edging, huge island with eating bar to the tile floors and large master bedroom with luxurious ensuite this home is sure to please. All situated within biking distance of Pacific Academy in a beautiful, upscale, mature, neighborhood. Enjoy the evenings relaxing in the hot tub or sitting on the covered deck. Call today for more details. Call Verne Stel today for more details 604-857-1100. Yes indeed this home and shop are in a class by themselves. This 5000 plus square foot home plus 33 x 50 shop on over an acre are sure to wow. From 7 bedrooms and 3 baths, to a gourmet kitchen with gleaming hardwood floors this one is sure to impress. Plus all the room you need for parking. Thinking of a home based business this is the spot. Too much to list, call today and see it for yourself.Call Verne Stel today for more details 604-857-1100.

BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE IN 45+ COMPLEX IN WALNUT GROVE

RENTALS

The upgrades here will astound you. From a $40,000 just on the kitchen. Absolutely beautiful from beginning to end. Backing onto green space in a immaculately cared for complex this is one great place to call home with Master on the main floor and a private backyard. And located close to all amenities. Call Verne Stel today and book your showing. 604-857-1100.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

ALDERGROVE. MINT 2 bdrm, 2 bath + den. Sec. parking. Nr shops & schls. 6 high eff. appl., granite, $1200/mo. (778)879-9778

750

SUITES, LOWER

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 ABBOTSFORD

LARGE 4 BDRM SUITE Lower floor of large home on acreage in Mt. Lehman. Separate lndry & storage/rm, w/d, gas f/p, d/w, shrd use of pool. Suit family w/kids, strictly N/S, ref’s req’d. Avail immed. $1200/mo incl utils. Pets neg. Additional sq.ft. avail in exchange for finishing unfin bsmt. Please email tennant details to:

suevisser@shaw.ca ALDERGROVE. Grnd lvl 1 bdrm + den; din/rm, w/d, prkg, Wifi $825/mo. incl. utils. Gas f/p, cov. patio. Alarm system. N/S, N/P. Avail Oct 1. Refs req. Call 604-996-6383.

752

TOWNHOUSES

3 Bedroom townhome for rent in Guildford, 2.5 washroom, double garage, close to schools, Mall and Rec center. Non smoker, no pets, refs req’d. jennysaini@hotmail.com or 604-512-5069

9285 178 Street, Surrey

$

1,175,000

BEAUTIFUL EXECUTIVE HOME AND SHOP ON ACREAGE

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

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• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

FARMS

23017 72nd Avenue, Langley $

990,000

SOLD!

9285 208th Street, Langley

STRAWBERRY HILLS ACREAGE AWAITING YOUR IDEAS- LANGLEY Great location in Strawberry Hills just waiting for your ideas. Come see this beautiful property with a split entry set back nicely for privacy. Some of the updates have already been done for you including a very nice kitchen, and a main bath that is sure to impress. Bring your ideas for the basement and you are sure to make this the home you’ve always wanted, with room for a shop. Call Verne Stel today and book a showing, 604-857-1100.

4563 240th Street, Langley

764,000

$

SOLD!

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

#7 5760 174th Street, Surrey

232,000

$

A FANTASTIC PLACE TO CALL HOME IN THE HEART OF CHILLIWACK ON A ¼ ACRE. If it’s time for you to look at that move in ready rancher….you have found it here. This 1900 square ft rancher on a ¼ acre lot is sure to please. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac it boasts tons of space and privacy plus a fully wired 20x20 shop. You will love the updated gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Now is the time Call Verne Today.

SOLD!

44659 Connaught Place, Chilliwack

449,000

$

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

Verne Stel

604-857-1100 vernestel.remax.ca

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I LIVE in Aldergrove. I SELL in Aldergrove.

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

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$214,000

$559,900

2613-270B STREET

TWIN FIRS

Dan Flokstra

2861 BERGMAN STREET

26 ACRES

WALK TO SCHOOLS

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

Call

27691 DOWNES ROAD

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

$779,900

1 ACRE WITH 2500 SQ. FT. RANCHER

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

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

604-857-1100

2722 - 273 STREET

$439,900

WELCOME FAMILY & FRIENDS OVER

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Call

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#34 - 27456 - 32ND AVENUE

$195,000

CEDAR PARK TOWNHOME

WANTED

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

Call

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

$699,900

7588-232 STREET

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

Call

Call

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

604-857-1100

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

RANCHER ON 4.42 ACRES

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

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

Call

Dan Flokstra

$729,900

Call

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

2275-240 STREET

4.9 ACRE LOT WITH MODULAR

4.9 acre lot with a 14 x70 Modular 2 bedroom home and large addition with a 40 X 60 drive through, heated shop on the property with large graveled yard. A very private property, it is beside the railway tracks and is all flat an mostly cleared. Good value here.

Dan Flokstra

ANY SIZE ANY PRICE ANY CONDITION

604-857-1100

Call

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

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

604-857-1100

#92 - 27044 - 32ND AVENUE

$209,900

FIRST TIME BUYERS ALERT

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

Call

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

Dan Flokstra

Call

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

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