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Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley kicks off today By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

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Teacher Gord Dennison and students Jason Reddy and Blake Cleeve are among the Aldergrove Secondary School team that is riding 800 kms on stationary bicycles for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. The high school team is raising $1 for each kilometre logged and will present the total funds collected to the Cops for Cancer riders when they visit the school on Thursday, Sept. 26.

On Thursday morning, rain or shine, the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley ride to fight childhood cancers will launch its nine day, 800 km ride, in Langley. It will mark Langley RCMP Const. Craig van Herk’s 10th year of involvement. He hasn’t ridden for the past several years, but has been behind the scenes organizing and providing support along the way. Despite the incredible amount of hours it takes away from family time, van Herk said he likely will be involved for another 10 years — for one very good reason. “When you meet a kid going through all the horrible things cancer brings to them and you see them smile — well that’s just it for me. A smile from a child is great motivation to keep riding, to keep fundraising.� And fundraising police do. Last year, Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley raised $420,000 for pediatric cancer research and for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp GoodTimes. Over the years, Cops for Cancer across B.C. has raised more than $27 million, much of that also going to support families. “We interact with these kids and

you realize how important the ride is. They have experienced more than all of us and they smile through it. Their courage . . . the way a child takes on cancer is like nothing we adults could do.� This year there are 10 junior team members either going through treatment or working through recovery. The ride, that kicks off at Aldergrove Secondary, will see cops ride for nine days, covering 800 kms of road and speaking at dozens of schools. They will travel through several communities including Surrey, Delta, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Mission, Hope and Boston Bar. Unfortunately, the tour has five memorial stops to honour junior members who have died of cancer, said van Herk. Aldergrove’s Teresa Sperger will again greet the Cops for Cancer riding team at Shortreed Elementary in memory of her son Christopher, who passed away six years ago after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a student at Shortreed. Hanging in van Herk’s office is a framed picture of Sperger and him. Sperger was one of the first junior members van Herk got to know and shared a bond with.

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North Langley home threatened with collapse By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

A week after Langley Township council approved an emergency landfill to fix a collapsing slope that threatens his home, Mike Combs was still waiting to begin work. Combs said the work was being delayed because he was still waiting for the Agricultural Land

Commission to make a decision on the fill-in and Township staff are insisting he can’t proceed without ALC clearance. The property in the 25000 block of 64 Avenue is within the Agricultural Land Reserve. As well, Combs is being required to post a $10,000 bond and another $5,000 “volume surcharge fee� before

he calls the trucks in. Meanwhile, the bank near his home is continuing to crumble, Combs told Black Press. “I’ve got an engineer who tells me my house has a possibility of falling into the ravine,� he said. “My insurance company said if your house falls in the ravine, hey, you’re not covered.� Combs lives near the 248 Street

overpass project, and he said the pounding from the demolition of the old bridge across the freeway and the construction of a replacement isn’t helping the situation. “In the middle of the night, right now, you can feel it shaking,� Combs said when he appeared before the afternoon meeting of council on Monday, Sept. 9.

“It’s getting worse and worse.� He went with geotechnical engineer Patrick Chiu, who has rated the stability of the soil as “unacceptable� Chiu estimated 10,000 cubic metres of fill, about 1,400 single truck loads, would be needed to stabilize the property by creating a supporting “wedge.� SEE: Page 3

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The trial was began Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack for a West Abbotsford man accused of killing his estranged wife in 2008. Robert McMath, 69, is accused of shooting Janice McMath, 64, at the family’s rural property on McMath Street in Bradner on May 28, 2008. The couple were reported to have been in the midst of a divorce at the time.

Janice was sent to hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest. She died 10 days later. McMath was initially charged with first-degree murder, but a Supreme Court judge quashed that charge in early 2011, saying there was not enough evidence to indicate the shooting involved planning and deliberation. An application was then granted for McMath to stand trial for second-degree murder.

Memorial for Lilee-Jean Putt

Aldergrove Star Pentecostal Assembly, 3145 Gladwin A memorial service for Lilee-Jean Rd. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., and the service begins at 2. Putt has been scheduled for Her family has invited this Saturday, Sept. 28 in “everyone who has been Abbotsford. DAN FERGUSON PHOTO touched by Lilee’s life” to Riding to fight cancer: from left, Langley RCMP Constables Keith Rogers, Karen Cyer and Craig Van The two-year-old, who attend. captured the hearts of thouHerk are wearing beads that record the number of times they’ve ridden and the names of the children Also on Saturday, a candle- they are riding for. sands in the Fraser Valley and light vigil, which is open to the beyond as she battled brain public, takes place at sundown cancer, died Sept. 6. at Nature’s Pickin’s, 1356 Her memorial service Sumas Way in Abbotsford. takes place at Abbotsford Lille-Jean Putt FROM FRONT: brook Bakery in Brookswood, had “After riding 135 km in a day, a bed “Christopher was a really special done all his fundraising and training is really comforting but we recognize kid and losing him has been really and was ready to join the ride again we aren’t here for our comfort,” he tough,” said van Herk, a father of two. this year. But two weeks ago, he was said. Each police officer, auxiliary called to training at the RCMP’s De“Even riding in the rain, which is Aldergrove Star The benches had been bolted member and emergency personnel pot in Regina. what we mostly do, is nothing comThieves stole two wooden bench- down, and had been purchased by the involved in the ride has to do their “We don’t use any of the donor pared to what these kids go through.” es and a pump used to water Langley Arboretum and Botanical Society of own fundraising through the year, money for accommodations or food The 26-member team and their full Township’s demonstration garden from Langley, which has spearheaded the through car washes, head shaves, along the nine days of riding,” said police escorts will visit six schools the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on project on Township-owned property barbecues, and any fundraisers at the van Herk. and several community locations, west of Langley Airport. Sunday. detachment. Community sponsors That means they hope for sponsors including the Coast Capital Walnut Anyone with information on the also give generously with donations, The theft took place during Sunday’s like hotels to put them up. But for a Grove and 200 Street branches. thefts can contact Tab Buckner at the said van Herk. downpour and was noticed as the gates few of the nights on this tour, they If you would like to make a donato the popular walking spot were being Township, 604-532-3504 or Les Clay of Mark Peterse, an auxiliary officer will be sleeping on the floor of a rec tion visit: the society, 604-530-5188. closed Sunday evening. who co-owns the family-run Cedarcentre. copsforcancerbc.ca

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House arrest for cyber attack By VIKKI HOPES Aldergrove Star

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Mike Combs brought this photo to Township council last Monday night to show the extent of the collapse that is threatening his home.

Home threatened by old pit FROM FRONT:

Chiu and Combs told council the soil is collapsing into a deep pit, apparently dug back in the 1960s, long before Combs bought the property. He purchased it six years ago. Combs thinks the pit was dug to provide gravel for construction of the nearby freeway. He eventually wants to fill in the pit to bring it level with the rest if the property, something that would require

another 60,000 cubic metres of soil or about 85,000 truck loads. Council approved the “wedge” proposal and agreed to waive the requirement for a notification and petition process that requires approval from 80 per cent of neighbouring property owners and would have delayed the start of work by about six weeks. The application to completely fill in the pit will proceed the usual way.

Crimes that involved hacking into pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen’s email and social media accounts were easy to commit, but had “far-reaching consequences,” a provincial court judge said Friday in Abbotsford provincial court. Judge Jill Rounthwaite sentenced hacker Christopher David Long, 25, of Abbotsford to a four-month conditional sentence (house arrest) and one year of probation for the two offences to which he pleaded guilty – mischief to data and possession of stolen property. Rounthwaite said it was challenging to come up with a sentence, because this was the first case of its kind in Canada. But she said she believed a “term of imprisonment” was necessary to adequately address the principles of deterrence and denunciation. Rounthwaite accepted Crown lawyer Rob Macgowan’s recommendation of four months’ house arrest. At Long’s sentencing hearing last Friday, defence lawyer Martin Finch had asked the judge to consider a conditional discharge. The court heard that Long

began hacking into Jepsen’s email and social media accounts in March 2012, when she and then-boyfriend Jordi Ashworth were living together in Vancouver. Long changed passwords, posted vulgar messages, made veiled threats to Ashworth, and downloaded material that included Jepsen’s recording contract, tour schedule, videos, two song recordings and several photos, including two that were “sensitive and highly personal.” Long sent those two pictures to celebrity gossip website TMZ, suggesting possibly selling them. Long also contacted a phone company to have Jepsen’s cellphone number changed, resulting in her being unable to make or receive calls while she was on tour. The incidents were reported to the Vancouver Police Department, which investigated the matter. Long surrendered to police in December 2012. Rounthwaite said Long’s actions were invasive and created fear and anxiety for Ashworth and Jepsen. “There’s no doubt that the offences had a significant impact on (the two),” she said. Ashworth was in attendance at

the ruling. Speaking outside the courthouse, he said he was happy with the sentence and relieved that the matter was over. “It was difficult. It still is. There’s a lot of emotion involved in this, a lot of pain. It was scary to leave your house and wonder who’s out there,” he said. Ashworth said he felt like he was being bullied by Long, and he wants this case to provide a broader message than just the impacts of Internet hacking or celebrity stalking. “This spreads far far greater than that – to children in schools and people in their workplaces and same-sex marriage. There’s bullying of all sorts.” Conditions of Long’s house arrest include that he not use a computer or other electronic device to access the Internet, except for work or school purposes. He is also prohibited from attending any of Jepsen’s performances and from selling or distributing any material – including photos and videos – related to her. Long is permitted to leave his home only for work, school, medical emergencies and reasons approved by his supervisor.


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School gets heritage designation Will be incorporated into planned new recreation centre By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

The century-old Aldergrove Elementary School will be added to the Langley community heritage register.     Township council made the decision by unanimous vote at the Monday afternoon meeting (Sept. 23). The school, located at at Fraser Highway and 270 Street, was first built      

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The original 1912 Aldergrove Elementary School building has been designated a heritage site by Langley Township. Ramin Seifi, general manager of engineering and community development, who told council the heritage designation will mean a consulting report that defines the building’s preservation-worthy “external features.� Financially, “there are no implications,� Seifi said. The township was recently told it has to find another $15 million for the planned Aldergrove recreation centre or start

making cuts. A report by consulting company BTY Group of Vancouver calculated the cost of constructing the community centre at $50.3 million, more than the $35.5 million “spending envelope� originally approved by council. A staff report recommended the start of construction should be delayed until the funding issue can be sorted out. On top of the new $50 million construction cost

School district has funding for wage hikes By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

Langley School District has budgeted to pay for negotiated wage increases for its support staff, says board of education chair Wendy

Johnson. “We had directed our secretary-treasurer to create a savings plan to find the money within our budget,� said Johnson. “We paid off our deficit in June so we don’t

have a lot of money but we have enough.� She stressed that the money used to pay for the wage increases will not impact classrooms. “But our savings plan we are proposing still

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estimate, staff also found another $3 million in “offsite� costs connected with upgrading roads, water and sewer connections to accommodate the new centre. On Monday, council also unanimously approved adding the Murrayville Garage at 21488 Old Yale Rd. to the heritage register. The turn-of-the-century former blacksmith and carriage works now serves as a Montessori school.

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A volunteer team was busy scrubbing out graffiti in Aldergrove on Saturday, Sept. 21.

needs to be approved by the Ministry of Education,� said Johnson. “Ideally government should pay for wage increases but we are given this framework,� she added. A tentative two-year contract has been reached between the BC Public School Employers’ Association and CUPE BC, effectively halting a strike of 33,000 unionized public school staff in the province. On Tuesday, teachers had been told (by CUPE members) to expect a strike as early as Monday. CUPE BC represents 27,000 of the set-to-strike workers. The new deal provides union members a 3.5 per cent wage increase over the two years of the contract —one per cent on July 1, 2013 (retroactive), two per cent on Feb. 1, 2014, and 0.5 per cent on May 1, 2014. The deal, which would begin on July 1, 2012, is set to expire on June 30, 2014. Both sides have yet to ratify the deal.


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Your son or daughter has joined the military — now what? Local service provider, Mainland BC Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is hosting ‘Now What’ sessions in five different B.C. communities, including Langley, for parents of military members. MFRC provides military families with information, resources, and services in Canadian Armed Forces communities. Recognizing military service is more than a career, it is a lifestyle, the MFRC will facilitate the Now What sessions to help parents decipher and support the life of a Canadian Armed Forces member. “Parents still have a significant investment in their child’s life even after they have joined the Forces and we’ve heard from many parents that they are eager to learn more about their son’s or daughter’s military career,” said MFRC executive director, Louise Smith. “The True Patriot Love Foundation has provided us the funds to run these information sessions. In addition, our partnership with the staff of the Canadian Forces Recruitment Centre and our own very knowledgeable staff, will ensure a dynamic and informative day.” The day-long sessions provide opportunities for parents to meet others trying to understand the military lifestyle. In addition to insider information, parents will also learn military talk, including acronyms and ranks. Military family members are known as the Strength Behind the Uniform; by arming parents of military members with the resources, support, and information on the services offered, the goal of the Now What sessions is to best prepare parents to embrace the Strength Behind the Uniform role. Registration is now open. To attend the $20 Langley Now What session on Saturday, Sept. 28 please find the registration form online at www.bcmfrc.com or contact Allison at 1-888828-6372, extension 1.

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VICTORIA – Despite efforts to keep the smart meter “controversy” alive by repeating imaginary health claims, the end is near. Energy Minister Bill Bennett has made what sounds like a final offer to holdouts. You want to keep your old mechanical meter, fill your boots. It’ll cost you an extra $35 a month, starting in December. If you insist on a “radio off ” wireless meter, there will be a setup fee of $100 and a monthly fee of $20 to have someone collect the readings. These charges are to be reviewed by the B.C. Utilities Commission, the independent panel that smart meter opponents want to review BC Hydro’s whole smart grid project. As it happens, the BCUC recently did just that for an application by FortisBC to install wireless meters for its Okanagan and Kootenay customers. The meters were approved, and the findings are instructive. The BCUC report notes that it received “many” complaints about smart meter signals being added to existing radio frequency (RF) sources. Some used familiar scare rhetoric about “toxic microwave radiation” that’s promoted by people trying to make money by exploiting fear. One of the experts retained by FortisBC was Dr. Yakov Shkolnikov, an electrical engineer with advanced degrees from Princeton and

Cornell Universities. His testimony was not challenged by any of the lineup of opponents. A sample of his findings illustrates the absurdity of this whole discussion. Shkolnikov calculated that a cell phone in use generates radio signals that reach 10 per cent of the international safety code limit. A microwave oven generates 2.3 per cent of the safe limit. A cordless phone: 1.25 per cent. A wi-fi signal: 0.0045 per cent. A bank of smart meters, not separated by a wall, registers 0.0019 per cent. The natural background RF level is 0.013 per cent. Note the decimal place. The level in the middle of a wilderness is more than 10 times that received from a bank of meters. BCUC staff added, for comparison, the radio signal level emitted by a human body. It’s 0.018 per cent. What this means is your spouse snoring beside you is a stronger source of RF than a whole wall of smart meters. Experts put up by opponents didn’t fare so well. One was Jerry Flynn, a retired Canadian Forces officer from Kelowna who travels around taking readings, talking to elderly people about alleged hazards of meters, and making claims to the media about what he has called the single biggest threat to human health today. The BCUC found his military experience not “relevant,” and his evidence frequently

“incorrect, exaggerated and/ or unsubstantiated.” Then there was Curtis Bennett, who described himself as “chief science officer” for a company called Thermoguy. He spoke on behalf of West Kootenay Concerned Citizens. In a 2012 letter to the B.C. energy ministry, Bennett warned of the danger of smart meters triggering “molecular earthquakes.” The BCUC panel wrote: “While Mr. Bennett has an electrician’s knowledge of electrical systems, it is clear that he is unqualified to give expert opinion evidence on the health effects of RF, exposure standards for RF, engineering, physics or geological phenomena such as earthquakes.” Citizens for Safe Technology put up one Dr. Donald Maisch, who claimed to have experience with this issue in Australia. The panel noted that Maisch runs EMFacts Consultancy, and agreed with FortisBC’s argument that, “Dr. Maisch’s consulting livelihood depends upon public fears and concerns about RF exposure.” Would you like this circus of quackery to be restaged over BC Hydro’s program, at your expense? Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter: @tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Editor: We finally broke ties with Langley Township after 40 years. We have sold our home in Aldergrove and are moving to Bradner in Abbotsford. It’s time to reflect on the two Langleys. Instead of common sense, we have organized disarray for someone’s gain We also have a lot of congestion and confusion. Abbotsford is not exempt from this syndrome. We are in the process of restoring my wife’s parents’ mobile home to today’s standards. We stripped it to the walls, upgraded everything to 2013 standards and added a gable roof to make it modern and appealing. That’s precisely what needs to be done to our Canadian constitution. I recently read the book The Big Shift, which contains thoughts on future Canadian trends. I am concerned about the attitude of deterioration in our communities. We have become victims of inadequate political management, with little planning for responsible outcomes. The name of the game is manipulate and tax, tax, tax. Bradner is very rural, but is seen as a cash cow for city hall. This is tolerated, because many people don’t care. The press must point out inadequacies and hold these people to at least some accountability. Some politicians in the Township of Langley have used the press for their own purposes — people like Councillor Kim Richter and Councillor Grant Ward. Council and the administration must be challenged to keep our stewards in line — for the good of all. I wish to thank you for publishing my letters over the years. I believe that our democracy will only be preserved by standing up to the status quo — elected or otherwise. Harvey D. Schultz, Abbotsford

Theft astounds families

Editor: We reside in a small townhouse complex with not a lot of money. We all chipped in and did all the work ourselves to spruce up our little space. Imagine our surprise to wake up and find some soul had popped over in the middle of the night and helped themselves to a truckload of our rocks. Who does that? How pathetic is that? So thanks a bunch to the thief or thieves who stole our landscaping rocks. If you notice a neighbour who all of a sudden had a truck-full of rocks magically appear overnight, they were stolen from us. Names withheld, Aldergrove

Baskets disappointing

Editor: I can’t help but notice the difference in Aldergrove’s hanging baskets along the main street this year. Last year they were big, bright and full; not so this year. Perhaps Aldergrove should have the same garden shop as last year make them again next year. I’m a gardener and they didn’t catch me with the same beauty as last year. Edie Mabley, Aldergrove

Smart with the meters

Editor: To those of you that are holding on to your analog meter and received a fear letter from BC Hydro. Don’t panic. Before a $35 meter reading charge can be added to your Hydro bill an approval of the charge would have to come from the BC Utilities Commission. That has not happened. The other scenario is: BC Hydro could say because this is not a charge for energy BCUC approval is not needed. OK. So when I get my bill I will pay the energy portion and not the meter reading fee. I will make sure I am always in a paid up position with BC Hydro so they can not cut off my power. We now read our own electric meter, then report the readings to BC Hydro by telephone each month. Meter reader trips to the house to verify have been infrequent. John Winter, Langley


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Marijuana decriminalization petition moves forward in Langley area By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

The campaign to decriminalize possession of marijuana rolled into Langley on Sunday afternoon with the arrival of the Sensible B.C. “Cannabus” and campaign director Dana Larsen. The bus pulled into the parking lot of the ICBC Driver Services office on Logan and 203, where it was greeted by local organizer Randy Caine, who had already set up a table to collect signatures and sign up canvassers. Larsen said he was “cautiously optimistic” the campaign will get the votes it needs by Dec. 5. To succeed, it needs 10 per cent of registered voters to sign the petition in every one of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts, or about

400,000 signatures. “It’s certainly doable,” Larsen told The Times. “Where we’re at right now is about where we wanted to be. It’s not a slam-dunk or guarantee by any means, but things are looking pretty good.” Caine, the organizer for both the Langley and Fort Langley/ Aldergrove ridings, said he was “incredibly optimistic” the campaign will gather enough signatures to get a province-wide vote on the Sensible B.C. proposal to end criminal prosecution for possessing small amounts of marijuana. He said the Langley location, a site that is used for motor vehicle testing on weekdays, was chosen because it was a welltravelled area and a public place.

He is planning to seek signatures there on a daily basis. Caine said there were “many frowns” when he advised the manager of the ICBC office on Friday, but he believes the campaign is within its rights. “I’m not here to ask permission,” Caine said. The proposed B.C. law was inspired by a Seattle initiative, passed 11 years ago, that instructed law enforcement officers in the U.S. state to make marijuana “the lowest policing priority.” Sensible B.C. wants an amendment to the Police Act that would instruct officers not to spend “any time, money or resources on cases of simple possession of cannabis.” It would be called the Sensible Policing Act, and would,

according to the campaign website, “effectively decriminalize the possession of cannabis in B.C., while leaving the rest of the laws in place.” “It’s less about drugs than reallocating funding for the police,” Caine said. “Do we want to [keep spending] $25 million a year on simple possession charges?” If Sensible B.C. succeeds in forcing a vote, it would only be the second time that such a campaign has succeeded. The first time the law was successfully used was in August of 2011, when HST opponents forced a vote that got rid of the much-hated new tax. The HST was replaced with the former provincial sales tax in April.

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Dana Larsen and Randy Caine brought the Sensible B.C. petition campaign to Langley this week.

Smart meter holdouts face stiff fees from BC Hydro By JEFF NAGEL Aldergrove Star

It won’t be cheap for opponents of wireless smart meters to keep their old analog electricity meters. BC Hydro says it will slap an extra $35 per month fee – $420 per year – on the roughly 60,000 smart meter holdouts for manual meter readings starting in December. Those who don’t want to pay that much have two cheaper options. They can accept a wireless smart meter at no charge. Or they can request a smart meter with the radio transmitter disabled for a one-time $100 charge and additional $20 per month fees starting April 1.

Either way, those who opt to stay off Hydro’s smart grid will pay more. BC Hydro has sent out letters to households that have refused smart meters outlining the options, along with a form to send back making their choice. Those who make no choice will be assigned the $35-a-month default option. “If you do not confirm your choice, BC Hydro will not exchange the meter at your home, and the monthly cost for keeping an old meter will be added to your BC Hydro bill,” states the letter from Greg Reimer, executive vice-president of transmission and distribution.

The proposed charges must still be approved by the BC Utilities Commission. Hydro officials say the fees offset the expense of adding infrastructure so the grid works as planned and the costs of manually performing services now automated by smart meters. BC Hydro says those who keep old analog meters aren’t guaranteed that will be an option indefinitely. Crews will replace analog meters that break or their accuracy seals expire as long as the existing stock of old meters lasts. If that supply runs out, or for people who move to a new home, the only option will be to accept a smart meter, either operating wirelessly or

with the transmitter turned off. Opposition group Citizens for Safe Technology calls the planned fees “extortionary” – noting they add up to as much as $25 million a year – and doubts regulators will be able to justify them. “Why should we pay not to have something harmful put on our homes?” the group said in a message to supporters, recommending they not return the forms. “Hydro believes that this announcement will push more customers to accept what they do not want or need. “Many are understandably upset and confused by this latest ultimatum.”

CST also argues there’s no guarantee radio-off meters won’t still radiate or that Hydro won’t reactivate the transmitters without customer consent. Smart meter opponents are also trying to launch a class action lawsuit to force a reasonable permanent no-fee opt out, noting people who move may find a wireless smart meter already exists in their new home, against their wishes. Their action demands free choice “without extortive fees, coercion or conditions designed to intimidate.” More than 1.8 million smart meters have been installed, leaving less than four per cent of Hydro customers without one.

United Way sets $800,000 goal in Fraser Valley By VIKKI HOPES Aldergrove Star

United Way of the Fraser Valley (UWFV) has announced that its goal for this year’s fundraising campaign is $800,000. The announcement was made by campaign co-chair Robin Marshall on Thursday morning during a kickoff celebration on the campus of Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

The celebration included a free pancake breakfast for the community and a performance by the Abby Senior drumline. The first donation – $2,500 – for this year’s campaign was then presented to Marshall by Kathy Purcha, manager of the Bank of Montreal’s Highstreet branch. Les Talvio of Cyrus Centre, a drop-in centre for at-risk youth that

receives funding from UWFV, urged those gathered at the celebration to support the campaign. “It’s an amazing effort to get behind and contribute to. They’re making a difference in the community,” he said. The UWFV campaign runs annually from September to December, and 79 per cent of the funds comes from employee payroll deductions.

Another 19.6 per cent is from corporate donations, while the remaining 1.4 per cent is from individuals contributing outside of a workplace program. The UWFV covers the area from Aldergrove to Boston Bar, including Abbotsford and Mission. It provides social service grants to 25 charities in areas such as early childhood success, homelessness and affordable housing, and poverty

reduction. Last year, the agency raised about $756,000 toward its $875,000 goal, resulting in a lower target being set for this year. For more information about UWFV or to make a donation, call 604-852-1234 or visit uwfv. bc.ca/. The agency is located in the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre at Abbotsford Senior Secondary, 33355 Bevan Ave.

Local woman begins ascent of Kilimanjaro on Friday Aldergrove Star

Janet Ingram-Johnson of Aldergrove has raised $12,076 for the Alzheimer’s Society and has left Canada for the trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, starting Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. Over the course of five days the team will climb to the peak of the African mountain, some 19,341 feet. The return trip takes about two days, and the team is due back at the base on Oct. 3. Prior to departure, Ingram-Johnson noted that, “The record-setting ascent of Kilimanjaro by octogenarian 2012 team members Esther and Martin Kafer has radically changed perceptions of what it takes to reach the summit

of Africa’s tallest mountain. Their feat has also raised the bar significantly on expectations I have for myself, a mere 60-something. I hope I shall be up to the challenge. “Nonetheless, I am honoured to be part of the 2013 team that aims to raise more awareness of dementia and funding for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. I belong to the baby-boom generation that is threatening to unleash a tidal wave of dementia needs upon our wealthy but healthcare-demanding society. And, if you think that B.C. has problems coping with dementia, imagine what doesn’t exist for people in developing nations such as Tanzania, where our team is headed.

“For the past two years, I have chaired a small committee that started a new Walk for Memories in the Langley-AldergroveAbbotsford area of the Fraser Valley, which so far has raised around $75,000 — equal to about one dollar for every British Columbian who currently suffers the effects of dementia. The sum of $75,000 sounds impressive until reduced to this perspective, which is one reason I volunteered to try to raise at least another $10,000 for the Ascent for Alzheimer’s team.” For more information see the website: www. ascentbc.ca or follow Ingram-Johnson’s blog at: http://blogs.theprovince. com/2013/09/15/128634/

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Janet Ingram-Johnson is climbing Kilimanjaro starting Friday, Sept. 27.


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‘Back to the Land’ focus of Mt. Lehman’s 27th fair Aldergrove Star

Traditions are a great thing, and none are more enjoyable than the Mt. Lehman Country Fall Fair. Since 1986 this has been the place to be on one Saturday every Fall. This year was no exception. On September 21, under warm and sunny skies, the corner of Mt. Lehman and Taylor Roads was its usual hive of activity as people arrived for the day-long event, eager to sample the Kiwanis pancake breakfast and get on to the activities. ‘Back to the Land’ was this year’s theme. Mt. Lehman Elementary School again opened its doors to host the many visitors and contributors and Mr. Abby Chan, the school’s new principal, participated in the opening ceremonies. Gordon Taylor, the fair’s customary MC, also welcomed everyone and introduced Hon. Mike De Jong, MLA Abbotsford West and Minister of Finance, Henry Braun, Councilor, City of Abbotsford and Acting Mayor, and Chentel Weitschies, the young Mt. Lehman Ambassador who graciously wished everyone a fun-filled day. New to

the podium this year was Chief Alice McKay, Chief of the Matsqui First Nations Band who brought greetings and welcomed everyone to the event. As the day progressed, the community’s timehonoured farming roots were emphasized by the abundance of local produce for sale at the Farmer’s Market and by the exhibits of prize winning preserves and amazing home-grown veggies (how big was that zucchini again?). The youngsters added an element of fun with their whole new take on Mr. Potato Head, winning prizes for the best decorated potatoes – one that was dressed like Rapunzel and one that looked like a sheep. Very cool ideas. Visitors were also given the opportunity to see and participate in a hands-on demonstration of modern milking methods. A representative from the B.C. dairy industry invited children to test the suction on the milking pump, then attached the cups to the cow’s udder and started the machine. Milk was instantly seen traveling through tubes to the container. Craft Fair tables and

booths, both inside and outside the school, were overflowing with beautiful quilts, knitted and woven garments, handmade jewelry, enticing soaps and unique drift wood decorations, to name but a few of the wares created by members of the community. One table, however, was there for the last time. After being part of the Mt. Lehman Country Fall Fair for the past 20 years, Bill and Betty Cholodylo are retiring. Their hand-painted glassware and Christmas decorations will be missed.

There were games and rides for the kids, ongoing entertainment and all-day availability of tasty food and snacks culminating in the delicious chicken barbecue across the street at the Hall, followed by a family dance. Fair organizers offered special thanks to Paul Dadalt, who emceed the ongoing events throughout the day, all the young stage performers, and Sharon Taylor, the intrepid Fall Fair Committee chairperson. The fair was another great success and SUBMITTED PHOTO visitors look forward to Youngsters Cooper (right) and Laken tried their hands at milking at the B.C. coming again next year. dairy farming booth at the Mount Lehman Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 21.

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Aldergrove’s Special Tease kicks off live music venue By BRENDA ANDERSON Aldergrove Star

A group of buddies from Aldergrove will be the first to headline a new live concert series at a Surrey nightclub. Since they formed a few years ago, the Special Tease have been playing clubs from Chilliwack to downtown Vancouver, but the introduction of a weekly live music night — beginning this Friday — at the Mirage, in Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood, will mark the Langley band’s first time playing that venue. And it will offer something a little different than the club’s regular patrons are used to, said lead guitarist, Nick Waterman. The Special Tease’ original music is influenced by old style rock ‘n roll and ‘90s grunge, Waterman said. “It’s loud, it’s heavy, it’s in your face.� But it’s fluid, too, he said. “We know when to bring it down and give everyone a breather.� “We have a couple of cover tunes to get people dancing,� he said. Among the bands the Special Tease cover

are Kings of Leon, The Sheepdogs and Band of Skulls. “It’s not all about riffs. Some of it is more groove-oriented,� Waterman said. Special Tease is made up of five guys who met either in high school or at parties around town, Waterman explained. In addition to the guitarist, the band features Trevor Robinson on lead vocals, Wes Masztalar on rhythm guitar/vocals, bassist Cody Nicholls and drummer, Kaeden McLeod. “We started out playing parties for friends,� Waterman said. But word spread and opportunity followed. “People started talking about us online and we connected with Clyde (Hill, music promoter).� Soon the band was getting booked into downtown clubs, opening for other acts. Still, their second place finish in last spring’s

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us to record our songs.� The exposure was good, as was the experience of having cameras pointed at them, he said. “It was a different crowd than we’re used to,� he laughed. With the audience just sitting and watching them sing, it was a bit tough to gauge their reaction, he said. But they will be the ones folks are coming out to see on Sept. 27 at the Mirage. The Special Tease expect to hit the stage around 10:30 p.m. but Waterman encourages people to come out ear-

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Kodiaks lead league with four wins Aldergrove Star

A five-goal second period sent the Aldergrove Kodiaks to a lopsided victory on Sunday afternoon. The junior B hockey club broke open a 2-0 game with that big period en route to a 9-0 pounding of the Grandview Steelers on Sunday at the Burnaby Winter Club. The victory was the fourth straight for Aldergrove as they have out-scored their foes 29-6 over that span since losing their Pacific Junior Hockey League season opener. Adam Callegari led the attack with two goals and three assists, while Stephen Ryan (two goals, two assists), Kenny Prato (one goal, three assists) and Jackson Waniek (one goal, three assists) had four-point games. Ryan Simpson, Joshua Poitras and Scott McHaffie each had one goal. The Kodiaks were lethal on the power play, converting four of their six man advantage chances. Goaltender Cole MacInnes stopped all 33 shots he faced. The Kodiaks will look to make it five straight when they host the Port Moody Panthers on Sept. 25 at the Aldergrove Arena. KODIAKS WIN THIRD STRAIGHT A big first period sent the Aldergrove Kodiaks to their third-straight victory. The Kodiaks pumped home four goals — including a pair 22 seconds apart — in a 5-2 win over the Mission City Outlaws. The Pacific Junior Hockey League game was played on Sept. 19 at the Mission Leisure Centre. It improved the junior B Kodiaks to 3-1-0-0.

Spencer McHaffie scored twice, while Stephen Ryan, Jackson Wannick and Quinncy Leroux had the other Aldergrove goals. The Kodiaks scored three times with the man advantage. Scott McHaffie had three assists while Roshen Jaswal had a pair of helpers. Jonathan Philley and Cameron Bertsch were the only Outlaws players to get pucks past Tate Sproxton. The rookie was coming off a shutout and made 24 saves in the win. Since losing their season opener, the Kodiaks out-scored their opponents 20-6 in winning three straight. FLAMES FLICKER AGAINST KODIAKS ATTACK There was no rookie learning curve for Aldergrove Kodiaks goaltender Tate Spraxton. Playing his first junior B hockey game, Spraxton stopped all 34 shots he faced in a 6-0 victory over the visiting Ridge Meadows Flames. The junior B hockey rivals played on Sept. 18 at the Aldergrove Arena. After a scoreless and tight checking first period, the Kodiaks erupted for five goals in the middle stanza, including four goals in a seven-minute span. They tacked on a sixth goal in the third period. The team was led by a pair of goals from Spencer Unger, while Spencer McHaffie, Kenny Prato, Stephen Ryan and Elvis Jansons scored once apiece. Jackson Waniek chipped in with two assists. The victory improved Aldergrove to 2-1-0-0 in the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

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Aldergrove Kodiaks’ Jacob Dunlop (#12) puts pressure on Ridge Meadows Flames’ goal in the Kodiaks’ 6-0 win at Aldergrove Arena, Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Cross Country Back on Track HARRY HUNT PHOTOS

At left, Betty Gilbert Middle School’s Ethan Ohlmann and Anna-Lisa Nguyen lead the pack at the cross country race held at Aldergrove Regional Park on Monday, Sept. 16. At right, Aldergrove Secondary’s Weston Toppozzini at the cross country race held at Aldergrove Regional Park on Monday, Sept. 16.

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This past Saturday the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) collected an estimated 402,000 pounds of food for 50 local food banks throughout the province. “It was great to see how the residents of our communities came forward to support our project,” said Andrew Rolfson, BCTFD executive director. “The success can be credited to communities selflessly working together donating time, talent, and means to meet the needs of others – for this, we are truly thankful.” In Langley, the BCTFD event included more than 260 volunteers providing over 775 hours of service to the community. They were able to visit several hundreds of homes and collected more than 14,400 pounds of nonperishable food for the Langley Food Bank. Excited with the amount of aid given, the Langley Food Bank, executive director, George Vandergugten said, “We appreciate receiving much-needed contributions from the community and the support of every individual involved. It’s essential to our work of helping the large number of people who rely on us to meet their basic needs.” The local BCTFD event in Langley was generously sponsored by Meridian Meats and Leavitt Machinery.

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A trio of young Aldergrove women have taken the challenge of the Concrete Hero urban obstacle course this Sunday. Benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation, it is the first charitable event of its kind in Canada. When Aldergrove sisters Vanessa and Justine Horner and their friend Maria Andreatta heard about Concrete Hero, they initially thought it a unique way to stay in shape and challenge themselves. The Horner sisters’ mother had brought home a pamphlet about the event from her gym, and because their friend Maria had participated in a similar event last year called the Warrior Dash, she gave the pamphlet first to Maria. Maria had enjoyed the Warrior Dash so much that she signed on and recruited Justine and Vanessa to join her. “It’s a seven kilometre course with six major obstacles, such as climbing over buses and cars and crossing a lagoon on monkey bars,” said Maria. She is the team’s captain. “It sounds like fun, for a good cause — and we’ll try to do it gracefully,” said Vanessa, with

is a cancer survivor and Maria’s grandmother also battled the disease. Justine is also a registered nurse and routinely deals with cancer patients at the hospital. The innovative fundraiser will draw thousands of British Columbians to scale massive obstacles and race along Vancouver’s streets and alleyways in support of the BC Cancer Foundation and leadingedge cancer research in B.C. “We are absolutely thrilled about our first ever Concrete Hero,” said Douglas Nelson, President and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation. “This year alone, over 24,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in B.C. The BC Cancer Foundation is on a bold KURT LANGMANN PHOTO mission to dramatically Aldergrove’s “Concrete Hero” team is (from left) improve the lives of those Justine Horner, captain Maria Andreatta and Van- diagnosed with cancer by supporting world-class essa Horner. cancer research at the hot yoga, cross-fit and BC Cancer Agency. We a laugh. “Vanessa and I have running. Vanessa also designed Concrete Hero known Maria for about plays division 2 soccer specifically to engage 10 years, since she start- and Maria recently start- people from all walks of ed dating our brother, ed boxing. life to become heroes in However, realiz- their community by comand we have done a lot of things together,” said ing it is a fundraiser pleting a 7-km race while the BC raising vital funds for lifeJustine. “We went to benefiting Vegas together, so we Cancer Foundation, the saving cancer research residents initiatives,” Nelson said. thought why not do this Aldergrove found even greater sigevent together.” Concrete Hero will All three women are nificance in the event as incorporate a mix of active in such things as the sisters’ grandfather iconic British Columbian

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Organizers are thanking volunteers and calling the Terry Fox Run held in Langley City last Sunday a great success. Almost $9,000 was raised by the runners, and organizers said everyone had a great time. “We wanted to raise money and we wanted to salute Terry’s epic Marathon of Hope. We wanted to celebrate a true Canadian hero, and we did,” said event chair Lilianne Fuller. There were 262 registered participants and a festival atmosphere at the run site in Douglas Park. Volunteers were in abundance as well. A total of 58 volunteers came out.


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A Joint Town Hall Meeting is being held with Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese, MP Mark Warawa, MLA Mary Polak, and Langley School Board Chair Wendy Johnson. The event will give residents a chance to hear from and ask questions of their local elected officials. Date: Saturday, October 5 Time: 1 - 2:30pm Place: Langley Events Centre, 4th Floor - Meeting Room B Location: 7888 - 200 Street

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The Township of Langley makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties being for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the properties and make all necessary inquires to municipal and other government departments, and in the case of strata lots to the strata corporation, to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property. The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property. Darlene Foxgord Manager, Revenue and Tax Collection 604.533.6029

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Temporary Road Closure: 224 Street from 52 Avenue to 56 Avenue

2014 Council Advisory Committee Appointments

A temporary road closure of 16 Avenue from 240 Street to 256 Street will be in effect on September 28 and 29 and again on October 26 and 27.

Starting October 1, 224 Street will be closed from 52 Avenue to 56 Avenue for approximately two months.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved, provide input on important issues, and make a positive contribution to our diverse and growing community. The Township is presently seeking volunteers for the following Council Advisory Committees: • Agricultural Advisory Committee (one-year and two-year term positions available) • Community Participation, Infrastructure, and Environment Advisory Committee (two-year term positions available) • Community and Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (two-year term positions available) • Economic Development Advisory Committee (one-year and two-year term positions available) • Heritage Advisory Committee (two-year term positions available) • Recreation, Culture, and Parks Advisory Committee (two-year term positions available) • Seniors Advisory Committee (two-year term positions available) • Youth Advisory Committee (two-year term positions available) A description of each Advisory Committee and an application form is available on the Township’s website at tol.ca/committee. Please complete the application form and attach a letter and a brief resume indicating which Advisory Committee you wish to serve on. Current Advisory Committee members are welcome to reapply. Committee application reviews will be scheduled during the weeks of November 13 to 22, 2013 with members of Council and staff liaison representatives. Applicants will be notified after Council has made their appointments in early December. Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2013 Online: tol.ca/committee Email: legservicesinfo@tol.ca Mail: Deputy Township Clerk Legislative Services Department Township of Langley 20338 - 65 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 3J1 Fax: 604.533.6054

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Temporary Road Closure: Allard Crescent between 208 Street and McKinnon Crescent

Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley, pursuant to Section 40 and 94 of the Community Charter S.B.C. 2003, c. 26, to adopt Highway Closing and Dedication Removal (Lanstone Homes) Bylaw 2013 No. 5018. MAV

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Please be advised that there will be a temporary full closure of Allard Crescent between 208 Street and McKinnon Crescent from 9am on October 2 until 4am on October 5. Detour signage will be posted for motorists and local area traffic will be accommodated. We thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Engineering Division 604.533.6151

public notice Make a difference where you live, work, or play The Township of Langley Adopt-a-Program is a great opportunity to get outside and make a difference where you live, work, or play, which benefits all Township of Langley residents. You can adopt a street, park, trail, or creek. Adopt-a-Program 604.532.7339 adopt@tol.ca

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The intent of the Bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of highway of a 0.2 ha portion of unimproved road at Taylor Lane between Mavis Avenue and McBride Street. The road will then be transferred to Lanstone Homes (Fort Langley) Ltd. for $240,000 and the grant of a statutory right of way for a greenway trail. The road will then be consolidated with their adjacent properties for future development. The portion of road being closed is shown on the plan. Comments will be received by the Township Clerk prior to 12pm on September 30, 2013. Written comments should be directed to the Township Clerk at 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 3J1; fax 604.533.6054. Copies of the Bylaw may be inspected at the Township Civic Facility. Scott Thompson Property Management Department 604.533.6138

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Hundred-Mile Clothing - Spinning, Weaving and Knitting in Langley. Join members of the Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild who will demonstrate how yarn is made: from sheep or alpaca , through combing and carding, to making yarn by spinning the fibres. Feel free to bring your questions to Muriel Arnason Library, Saturday, Sept. 28 1-4 p.m. Drop-in, registration not required. Dallas Smith - with guests, the MatinÉe and Mae & Me, Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca Rocktoberfest - dinner and dance with party band Wall Street, presented by Aldergrove Rotary Club, Saturday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Church Hall, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. Tickets $60 each, includes German-style Oktoberfest dinner, live music, live auction. Adavance tickets at Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, Ft. Langley. Seniors Fitness Exercises with qualified instructor, every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 Street. Cost is $1 per week. Seniors Carpet Bowling - every Thursday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3025 273 Street. Cost is $1 per week. Passages and Reflections - a retrospective exhibit of Fort Langley Artists Group, 1993-2013, runs Sept. 19-Nov. 3 at Langley

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Centennial Museum, 9135 King St., Ft. Langley. Opening reception, Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m. Info: 604-532-3536 or visit langleymuseum.org.tol.ca Square Dance Classes - Sundays 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, 604-590-9039. Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, Sept. 27 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 - 108 Ave., Surrey. Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer. Info: 604-531-1923 or 604581-0313. New Orford String Quartet - Valley Concert Society presents on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Single concert tickets, if available, will be $25 each. Tickets may be purchased by calling 604-289-3377. Subscribe and save 36%: regular $110, seniors $100, students $35. Website: http://www.valleyconcertsociety. com Led Zepagain - tribute to Led Zeppelin, Saturday, November 9 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www. ticketweb.ca Colin James Up Close And Personal - an acoustic tour with special guest Chris Caddell, Nov. 10 at the Bell Performing

Arts Centre in Surrey. Tickets are $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from the Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-5076355 or online at www.bellperformingartscentre.com

Little Miss Higgins - Harrison Festival Society opens new season on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Higgins will be accompanied by a five piece band which includes horn section, guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, and percussion. Tickets $22, purchase by phone: 604-796-3664 or online at www. harrisonfestival.com Céilidh (Kay-lee) - down home kitchen party live music show starts sixth season on Thursday, Sept. 26, 7-9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd, Fort Langley. Enjoy traditional music, song, fun. Tickets $5 at door including the traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Performers contact: Jack Williamson, 604888-7925. Don Alder - top acoustic guitarist performing at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Saturday, Oct.

5, 7-9 p.m. Fundraising event for Positive Living Fraser Valley. Ticket costs are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $10 for children under 12. Purchase tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/454117 Fraser Valley Watercolour Society - welcome watercolourists to paint at our regular meetings. Starts Thursday, Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m. at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, 33355 Bevan Ave. in Art Room 103, featuring local artist Pat Maertz with demo called “Experimenting with Granulating Medium”. Drop-in fee is $5. Info: call Carol Portree at 604-850-9694. Website at www. MyArtClub.com Heritage Apple Day - Saturday, October 5,, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Heritage Area of Derby Reach Regional Park, Langley. Hosted by Derby Reach / Brae Island Parks Association and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. 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. Free Music Drop-In Guitar Class - Classes every Thursday starting Sept. 26. 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. Fraser Valley Food Show - October 4-6 at Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford.

Appliance care Use a licensed natural gas contractor Natural gas is used safely and reliably in homes across B.C. It’s important to have your natural gas appliances regularly inspected and maintained by a licensed natural gas contractor. This ensures your safety and helps keep your appliances operating at their best. For more details visit fortisbc.com/appliancesafety.

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Burning Permits

Be Wildlife Aware on the Road

Heritage Building Incentive Program

The Township of Langley Fire Department will be issuing burning permits for open air burning from September 15 to October 31, 2013, weather permitting, in the following categories: **ALL PERMITS EXPIRE October 31, 2013. Yard and Garden Clean-up of Vegetation: • Available only to properties .2 hectare (.5 acre) and larger and in areas where surrounding properties are equal or greater in size than .2 hectare • BURNING IS NOT ALLOWED and permits WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR THE URBAN AREAS of Aldergrove, Murrayville, Brookswood, Walnut Grove, Fort Langley, and Willoughby • Permit fee is $20 Permits will be available at: Aldergrove Community Centre W.C. Blair Recreation Centre 26770 - 29 Avenue 22200 Fraser Highway

The Township of Langley is home to a diversity of wildlife habitat. Our residents share the area with many types of animals – large and small. Preservation of wildlife habitat is considered in planning all of Langley’s communities – let’s keep them safe!

The Heritage Building Incentive Program is designed to assist with the costs of restoring, repairing, and maintaining eligible heritage buildings within the Township of Langley.

Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue Fire Hall 6 22170 - 50 Avenue Operations Centre 4700 - 224 Street

Walnut Grove Community Centre 8889 Walnut Grove Drive Willoughby Community Centre 7888 - 200 Street

Land Clearing Debris Permits: • Are NOT available to properties less than 1.7 hectare (4.2 acres) • Are ONLY available at Fire Hall 6, 22170 - 50 Avenue, Murrayville • Applicants MUST meet the METRO VANCOUVER and WASTE MANAGEMENT prerequisites of clearances, time limits, and recycling • Fires MAY have to be accelerated by the use of forced air techniques • Permits will be SITE SPECIFIC of SHORT DURATION and INSPECTION may be required prior to issuance. CALL FOR INFORMATION • Permit fee is $100 Township Fire Department Administration: 604.532.7500 Emergency: 9-1-1

Help protect our wildlife by respecting road signs and obeying posted speed limits. Motorists should use extra caution in the early morning and evening hours.

WARNING Langley has a large wildlife population Watch out for animals crossing, particularly at dawn and dusk

USE CAUTION ON ROADS

Slow down and watch for animals crossing, especially on arterial roads such as 208 Street, 88 Avenue, 80 Avenue, 72 Avenue and the Willowbrook Connector. William Ulrich Community Development Division 604.533.6044

Information Session – East Langley Water Supply: Phase 1 Construction Update The Engineering Division will host an information session to provide an update on Phase 1 of the East Langley Water Supply project. Stop by to learn more about construction methods, planned road closures for 72 Ave and 210 Street, and detour routes. Work is scheduled to begin on 72 Avenue in mid-October. Date: Monday, October 7 Time: 5 - 7:30pm Place: Township of Langley Civic Facility, 4th Floor foyer Location: 20338 - 65 Avenue Engineering Division 604.533.6006 Enginfo@tol.ca

Grants are available to property owners of heritage buildings included in the Township of Langley’s Inventory of Heritage Resources. The next deadline for the grant program is Friday, October 11, 2013 at 4:30pm. For an application form, visit the Township of Langley website at tol.ca/hbip. Elaine Horricks Heritage Planner 604.534.3211, Local 2998

Fall Into Fun! The 2013 Fall/Winter Leisure Guide is available now! Pick up your copy at any community recreation centre or view the digital version at tol.ca/guides. Recreation, Culture, and Parks 604.533.6086

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Young Jack Kosterman proves there are no limits for anyone, if they are willing to reach out and try By GARY AHUJA Aldergrove Star

Jack 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.’” rrr 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. rrr 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. 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.” rrr 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 ablebodied 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 were held Sept. 7 to 14 in Adana, Turkey. Kosterman is one of two 15-yearolds on the 12-player roster. The rest of the team is made up of players

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Jack Kosterman of Langley is a rising athletic star. 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 August 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.” rrr 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.” WHAT IS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL? r 8IFFMDIBJS CBTLFUCBMM JT QMBZFE five aside on a regulation-sized court with the baskets 10 feet off the ground. r ĉF QMBZFS XJUI UIF CBMM JT 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. r&BDIQMBZFSJTHJWFOBDMBTTJėDBtion between 1.0 and 4.5 and under international rules, teams can have up to 14 combined points on the court at one time. r ĉF NPSF TFWFSF UIF EJTBCJMJUZ  the lower the score. r 0đDJBMT HSBEF FBDI QFSTPO GPS their classification and Kosterman is being submitted as a 4.0. r 6Q UP UIF JOUFSOBUJPOBM MFWFM  able-bodied athletes can play wheelchair basketball.


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

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

• WELDERS • GENERAL SHOP LABOURERS

Required F/T for TIDY TANKS LTD. Langley BC. We are currently recruiting for applicants with an aptitude for metal work. Fax resume 604.534.5814 or e-mail: jacquie@tidytanks.com We thank all applicants however only those considered for interviews will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Pressman The Abbotsford Press Centre has an opening for a Pressman on our spare board. Web Offset experience a must. Must be available for shift work. References required. Interested applicants should direct their resume to: Foreman, Abbotsford Press Centre 34375 Gladys Avenue Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 Fax: 604-853-2195. No phone calls please e-mail: gbuller@abbynews.com We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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OWNER OPERATOR BUNDLE DRIVER Is looking for two owner operators to make deliveries of bulk newspapers to specific locations throughout the cities of Abbotsford & Mission Newspapers are picked up from our plant in Abbotsford. Takes approximately 4 hrs to complete each delivery area deliveries are too made on Tuesday, Thursday between 4:00 am and 1:30 pm. Earn approximately $900.00 to $1000.00 a month Must have a 16 foot, 2 ton cube or a 1 ton cargo van. This is a permanent contract position,Interested parties please submit your resume and picture of vehicle to: Black Press Circulation Department 34375 Gladys Ave, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 Your email: circulation@abbynews.com. We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

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.

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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BENEFIT PACKAGE!

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

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

Trailer Mechanic

338

Required Immediately.

• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position.

BENEFIT PACKAGE!

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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

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

287

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.

Ask us about $20K Gov’t Grant or visit: www.bchousing.org/HAFI - 1 Piece Seamless Acrylic Walls - Custom Showers, Tubs, Glass Doors - Wheelchair Accessible Showers

477

PETS

LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO PUPS, perfect family dogs, non-shedding, stable, intelligent & loving, $1900. www.lagottinokennels.com MUNCHKINS KITTENS, born Sept 11, ready Nov 14. 2 Fem, 1 Male. $400 - $700, shots, dewormed & vet chkd. (604)543-1828

PRESSURE WASHING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

810

AUTO FINANCING

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.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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1-800-961-7022

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

509

341

TRANSPORTATION

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

AUCTION - Houseboats, Boats, PWC, Trucks, Trailers and more. September 21st, Kelowna www.westernstarauctions.com

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

REAL ESTATE

BRITISH Bulldog Puppies. Pure breed, CKC and home trained. $700. M/F, 2 months old, current shots. 778-800-1369. Email: statohe@gmail.com

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 1 DAY INSTALL COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Free Estimates

PLUMBING

PETS

523

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

AUCTIONS

UNDER $100

PIANO - UPRIGHT. Mason & Rich. In good condition. Free. Call 604-856-7244.

545

FUEL

COURSE CEDAR HOG FUEL

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

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

Call 604-856-6500

RENTALS

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

604-812-9721

604-477-4777 www.bathtime.ca

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 551

GARAGE SALES

ALDERGROVE;

MISSION. SPACIOUS 1000 sf shop with 1250 loft w/deck Formerly wood & metal fab shop. $1500/mo. Chad 778-861-2423

LANGLEYAUTOLOANS.COM

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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

320

PERSONAL SERVICES

GARAGE SALE

Sat Sept 28th, 9am-2pm. Rain or Shine No Early Birds Please

MOVING & STORAGE

106 SPRINGFIELD DR. (Davis Cres ‘’Springfield’’ at fork of 276th St.)

AFFORDABLE MOVING 172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

www.affordablemovers.bc.com

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MIND BODY SPIRIT

260

WONDERFUL Massage

281

2459 McCallum Rd. Abby. *****Hiring New Girls*****

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

GARDENING

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $75 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $100. Free Delivery 604856-8877

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

DISPOSAL BINS by Recycle-it 6-50 yard Bins

Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residental & Commercial Service

Aldergrove/Langley

MULTIPLE FAMILIES

SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD.

Shortreed Elementary School

www.skyviewroofingltd.com Fall Special ~ 604-317-4729

356

199 604.587.5865 4.58 587 87.58 58665 58 65

www.recycleitcanada.ca

RUBBISH REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT!

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HOT TUBS NO PROB!

604.587.5865

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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

PETS

Starting from

$

HUGE GARAGE SALE

GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

ELECTRICAL

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

New GIRLS, New LOOK, New Management!

604-746-6777

LEGAL SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

SPECIAL $20 ALL READINGS

173

Misc hsehold items, dishwasher, manual lawnmower, weedwacker firepit, bicycle....much more.

$45/Hr

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

477

PETS

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

Sat, Sept 28th, 9am-2pm

27330 28th Ave

Come enjoy the bargains and concession! SEE YOU THERE!

560

MISC. FOR SALE

DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDING - SIZZLING SUMMER SAVINGS EVENT! 20X22 $4,188. 25X24 $4,598. 30X36 $6,876. 32X44$8,700. 40X52 $12,990. 47X70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca 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

REAL ESTATE 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

717

FARMS

EQUESTRIAN Stable for Lease in Delta, near Scott Rd & Hwy 10, approx 8 acres, Large 24 stall barn, outdoor riding arena and paddocks. Close to public horse trails. Phone (604) 220-3929

736

HOMES FOR RENT

ALDERGROVE - House for rentavail now. 4 bdrms, 3 bths, fenced 1/2 acre. Gated driveway. Lots of parking. 5 appl. Pets ok. $2300/mo Call Mike 778-227-4035 or Al 778874-7571

750

SUITES, LOWER

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.

Call 604-856-5934

Email: suevisser@shaw.ca ALDERGROVE 276th / Fraser Hwy. New spacious 3 bdrm bsmt suite, quiet neighbourhood nr schools, n/s n/p, avl now. $1000. 778-389-0006. Brand new 1 or 2 bedroom suite,on the border of Aldergrove/Abbotsford, N/P, N/S, 604.832.9800

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

P.T.O. AUTO RECYCLERS We PAY CA$H for all unwanted

• Cars • Trucks • Vans Serving The Lower Mainland

604-217-2074


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 | THE ALDERGROVE STAR | 23

I LIVE in Aldergrove. I SELL in Aldergrove.

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

danflokstra.com Make your Dream a Reality. Call Dan today 604-857-1100! $189,900

#20 - 27272 - 32ND AVENUE

2275-240 STREET

RANCHER ON 4.42 ACRES RANCHER ON 4.42 ACRES

TWIN FIRS

Dan Flokstra

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

604-857-1100

LISTINGS

1 ACRE WITH 2500 SQ. FT. RANCHER

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.

ANY SIZE ANY PRICE ANY CONDITION Call

Dan Flokstra

2613-270B STREET

$559,900

WALK TO SCHOOLS

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.

Call

Dan Flokstra

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

604-857-1100

604-857-1100

2722 - 273 STREET

WELCOME FAMILY & FRIENDS OVER

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

SOLD

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

604-857-1100

#34 - 27456 - 32ND AVENUE

$195,000

CEDAR PARK TOWNHOME

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.

Dan Flokstra

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

$439,900

$1,800,000

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

$739,900

2861 BERGMAN STREET

27691 DOWNES ROAD

26 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.

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

$700,000

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

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