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IHIT Sgt. Jennifer Pound (in red) talks to an RCMP officer on 50 Avenue where police were called on Thursday, Oct. 31, when a woman’s body was discovered in Hi-Knoll Park on the Langley-Surrey border. The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Lisa Ann Zielke, a Surrey resident who police say was drug dependent and involved in the sex trade. D A N FE R GUS ON Langley Time s
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Police are warning sex trade workers to be wary, after a woman’s body was found dumped in a park near the Langley-Surrey border on Thursday. The Integrated Homicide Inves-
tigation Team (IHIT) identified the victim found near Hi-Knoll Park as Lisa Ann Zielke, 41, of Surrey. Investigators said she was living a high-risk lifestyle, was drug-dependent, and was actively working as a sex-trade worker. On Monday, IHIT released pho-
tos of some pieces of furniture that were found dumped near the scene, hoping they could potentially identify a person of interest in the police investigation. “Investigators believe that the timeline of when Lisa Ann was in the park is very close to the timeline that the furniture would have been dumped. The individual(s) who dumped the furniture may have information about her death and police are looking to identify and speak with them,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
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Pound said police were also canvassing various locations, distributing posters and speaking with women engaged in a similar lifestyle, urging them to take extra precautions. Police say Zielke was last seen alive Oct. 30 at about 6:15 p.m. when she was seen getting into a vehicle near 91 Avenue and King George Boulevard. Her body was found 17 hours later in the park. Continued Page 4
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Plans to relocate Langley City’s bus loop are being cited as the reason work has yet to begin on a new 15-storey high rise structure that was originally scheduled to break ground at 203 Street and Industrial Avenue in the spring. Charleston Place will likely be about a year behind schedule when ground is broken for the luxury condominium designed to reflect the Roaring ‘20s. The holdup is the result of a plan to move the City’s transit exchange from its current location at the corner of Glover Road and Logan Avenue to an area kitty corner from the new development, explained Calgary -based developer David Phan, president of P2000 Developments. Studies had to be done to determine turning radiuses for the buses, Phan said. In September, Langley City council endorsed TransLink’s proposal to move the transit exchange to an extended 203A Street, west of Cascades Casino, but Phan — speaking to The Times in July — said it will likely be the end of 2013 or early 2014 before work begins in earnest on the project. The site “lost a tiny bit of the property in the process,” he said, adding it was not enough to affect the building’s design. Described as a luxury development, the New York-inspired apartment building will include six floors of commercial space, topped with a roof garden. From there, 46 residential units will rise another nine storeys. The strata units, which will range be-
tween 850 square feet and a 2,100 square foot penthouse, will be priced from the $400,000s to $1.2 million, Phan said when the project was first announced in April, 2012. Charleston Place is being marketed as a luxury development, however the location selected for the highrise is in a light industrial area of Langley City. Once completed, the building will overlook the City of Langley’s fire hall and a railway overpass to the north. To the east there is currently a vacant lot which is being used by an auto dealership to house its used vehicle inventory. Immediately to the west is an auto parts store and to the south is a strip mall, where the building’s sales centre is located. Asked whether he was concerned that a transit loop could bring an undesirable element to the area at night, Phan said the condo will be well-secured with Langley Time s file illu s tratio n 24-hour security on site and cameras placed throughout the buildWork on the Charleston highrise in Langley City was supposed to begin in the spring, but has been delayed. ing. Part of the reason is the plan to relocate the Langley City bus loop. Phan compared Langley City’s development to the revitalization anchor that brings everybody else into that A show suite for Charleston Place is loof Calgary’s downtown core, suggesting area. cated across the street from the developthe presence of Charleston Place will serve “I believe a lot of people are looking at ment site. Tours are available by appointas a catalyst for change in the neighbourthis area. A lot of Langley is being acquired ment. hood. and I think there are major changes (comPeople who are interested can visit “In actual fact it will make that place safing).” charlestonplace.ca to learn more. er and as things go on, we will become the
Police put emphasis on pedestrian safety OCTOBER TO DECEMBER ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS MONTHS MO N I Q U E TA M M I N G A Ti me s Re po r t e r
There is a pedestrian hit almost every other day in Langley, said police. It’s a shocking statistic and one police are trying to change. Every year, an average of 21 pedestrians are injured in crashes which take place from October to December. With November upon us, it is the most dangerous time of the year to be a pedestrian, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks. “Everyone needs to do their part. As a
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Sgt. Jennifer Pound speaks to the media about some furniture found in Hi-Knoll park near where the body of a 41-year-old Surrey woman was found on Oct. 31.
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Police were called Thursday after the discovery of a body in the 19500-block of Colebrook Road. Zielkeâ€™s body was found in the parking lot of the park. The location where Zielke was found is very close to where Langleyâ€™s Marc Bontkes was murdered in March, 2009, during a wave of drug and gang-related violence in the Lower Mainland. It is nowhere near the other portion of Colebrook Road, near the Delta border, where several bodies were found earlier in the year. Most of those murders ap-
pear to have a connection to the drug trade. Zielkeâ€™s murder is the 20th homicide of the year in Surrey. Zielke has a criminal history and was scheduled to be in Surrey Provincial Court on Monday, charged with uttering threats and breaching probation and conditional sentencing orders. In late July, a 28-year-old Surrey sex trade worker was picked up by a john in Surrey. She was held against her will, choked and raped after being driven into rural Langley. A struggle ensued while the suspect was driving and his vehicle rolled into a ditch. She
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A Second World War veteran shared his personal stories of battling on the front lines with Grade 2 students at Douglas Park Elementary on Monday. Former British Army sergeant Bill Holliday, along with Langley’s Sam Omelaniec, arrived in Margaret Stewart’s classroom with stories and memorabilia from the war. “We were always wet, cold and hungry,” said Holliday of what is was like to fight in the war with wet socks through cold, snowy winters. The 87-year-old fought at Normandy with the British Army and helped liberate the south of Holland. He was only 18 when he joined the army. “What did I know at 18,” he told the class. He said he was shot at in Hamburg, Germany. He said the Germans would drop explosives that looked like toys for the kids to pick up. He was part of a group of units that took part in liberating a Nazi concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen, West Germany. “We saw all these people in pajamas hanging off the wire fence. Bodies lying around and stacked in carts
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Honours for Pavel Bure were a long time coming Pavel Bure was finally honoured are many great players from all by the Vancouver Canucks on Sataround the world, which was not urday, as his #10 jersey was retired the case in 1970, and the skill level by the team in a special ceremony of today’s NHL player is likely the prior to a game against the Toronto best ever seen on the ice. Maple Leafs. The NHL gets far more media I’ve been following the Canucks attention. When the Canucks first since they played their very first joined the league, we’d be lucky to game in the NHL in October, 1970. FROM THE see one or two games broadcast on It was a fun time to be a Canucks TV each month. They were only on fan, as there was plenty of exciteHockey Night in Canada, and those ment about joining the NHL. Even Frank Bucholtz games were always at 5 p.m. on though the team was mostly made Saturdays — no exceptions. up of has-beens from other teams and othTo keep up, you had to listen to radio er leagues, it was exciting to follow them. broadcasts of the games (with the incomI was reminded of that era the other day parable Jim Robson doing play-by-play) while reading a collection of Sports Illus- and read newspapers closely. trated stories on Bobby Orr, which have Today, hockey games are everywhere now been collected into a book. Many were on television and the internet. However, published in the late 1960s and early 1970s, there are so many games against teams the era when Orr and the Boston Bruins that aren’t too exciting that it gets kind of were dominating the league. mind-numbing, especially early in the seaThe first Canucks and NHL game I ever son. saw featured them playing (and getting Bure was one of those forceful and expummeled by) the Bruins early in 1971. citing players who only comes along very Orr, with Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge, Wayne rarely — like Orr. He most certainly is the Cashman and a host of other top players, most exciting player to ever play for the were the toast of the league. Canucks. With his talent and a cast of The stories about Orr and the NHL back strong supporting players, the Canucks in those days were in some ways quaint. made their best run ever at a Stanley Cup. One recounted how Orr had shaken up That run in 1994 remains the most exthe league’s salary structure by getting a citing moment in Canucks’ history, which contract for $200,000 over three seasons. unfortunately has often been filled with Another stated how he was not told by his disappointments. agent Alan Eagleson of an offer by the BruBure is the only player inducted into the ins to keep him in Boston after 10 years of Hockey Hall of Fame as a Canuck. It was playing — an offer that included him get- long past time that he was honoured by ting an 18 per cent stake in the team. the team. The NHL today is far different. For startThe Canucks’ history matters, and he is a ers, there are 30 teams instead of 14. There key part of the team’s legacy.
A murder which was discovered on the Langley-Surrey border on Thursday is a good reminder that there is plenty of evil all around us. The 41-year-old woman who was killed was a Surrey sex trade worker. While many people may consider her less than worthy because of that, she was someone’s daughter and the mother of two children. She had value as a human being, even though many people might not think so. This case is very reminiscent of the murders of two women in Langley some time ago. One of them, Sheryl Koroll, was a sex trade worker in Langley and her body was dumped at an industrial site in July, 2007. Davey Butorac, who was charged and convicted of Koroll’s murder, along with that of another sex trade worker in Abbotsford, has had the conviction overturned on appeal, due to the way the trial was conducted. He will again face the charges of murdering the two women. He is also charged in the murder of a third woman, Margaret Redford, who lived on the fringes of society in Aldergrove. Her body was found in Bertrand Creek, and the murder remained unsolved for several years. This summer, a sex trade worker fought off an attacker in a rural area of South Langley near Campbell Valley Park. The man was attacking her, and had she not fought with him and helped force the vehicle into the ditch, she may have been another murder victim. Police are warning sex trade workers all across the Lower Mainland to be very wary of potential attackers. It is a warning that needs to be heeded. While the fact that there is a sex trade at all is a sad sign of the state of society, prostitution is not known as the oldest profession for nothing. Sex trade workers, no matter what they are called, have been part of human culture for thousands of years, and are often treated as objects of disdain — not only by their customers, but also by society at large. People need to remember that they are people too, and they need to be treated as having worth. The last thing that the Lower Mainland needs is another Robert Pickton, preying on vulnerable women and killing them.
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A return to standard time may not officially mean winter has begun, but in these parts it might as well be. Something about the turning of the calendar and saying so long to Halloween seems to inspire Mother Nature to send us a message — something like “here comes winter folks.” And, as if on cue, a snowfall warning was issued for the Coquihalla highway on Friday. That means if you plan on going to the Coast anytime soon, you better have your snow tires on as it’s mandatory for mountain highways in this province. Not to mention that now that the calendar has changed it’s only a matter of days, if not hours, that the white stuff will fall at local ski hills and then in the valley bottoms as well. So beat the rush and get to your friendly, neighbourhood tire store and make the change before, well, your neighbour does. And if you haven’t brought in your hoses, raked up the leaves, covered up the air conditioner, blown out the sprinkler system and brought in the potted plants, well, it might be later than you think. They are still taking yard and garden waste, free of charge, at the Greater Vernon Recycling Disposal Facilities until Nov. 30, so there’s still time to get that chore done. However, anyone who has attempted to gather garden waste, especially leaves, after a significant snowfall, knows very well it’s better to be earlier than later. Yes, winter, and all the good stuff like alpine skiing and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, will be here before you know it. But consider this a wake-up call that it’s likely later than you think. There is plenty to do before the real fun begins. — Vernon Morning Star
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The poppy tradition Editor: It is the time of year again where we pin those plastic blood red poppies above our hearts in remembrance of those who fought and died for us. Most of us probably do not know that the custom was first started by an American named Moina Michael. She wrote a poem in response to the now iconic “In Flanders Fields” titled “We Shall Keep the Faith,” in which she pledges to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. She first wore it in 1918 and in 1920 the American Legion began to use it as their symbol of remembrance. In 1921, the Royal Canadian Legion adopted it and ever since Canadians have pinned that little flower above our hearts in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day. It was May 3, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae noticed as he buried his close friend that poppies grew around the graves of the dead soldiers. This inspired him to write “In Flanders Fields,” which he wrote while sitting in the back of an field ambulance. Not being satisfied with the poem, he crumpled it up and threw it away. If not for his fellow soldiers convincing him to publish it, we may never have worn the poppies we wear today. The poem was published in a weekly magazine named Punch on Dec. 8, 1915 and today is one of the most popular poems of the First World War. John McCrae died of pneumonia on Jan. 28, 1918, at the age of 45. The corn or field poppy is an agricultural weed in Europe. Its seeds lie dormant under the soil waiting to be disturbed so they can germinate. Perhaps the millions of high explosive rounds detonated in the desolate, muddy, crater-riddled ‘no mans land,’ separating opposing trench lines, disturbed the seeds. This woke them from their slumber to bring some colour and beauty to the mud and destruction trench warfare brought to once-green fields. Imagine a world of mud and blood, a landscape resembling a distant, barren, alien world, not a once-green field. This little red flower pokes up from the mud — small, delicate and beautiful in a world of horror and ugliness. What must it have been like to be a young man — cold, wet, feet rotting from trench foot, terrified, tired and longing for something that does not look like mud? To see these little flowers blooming amongst the death must have been quite a sight. Even during the Napoleonic wars, it was noted that red poppies would grow around the graves of soldiers as if drawn to those who have fallen in battle. These little red flowers stood guard over the bodies of our brave soldiers, and now they are over our hearts because that is where our fallen are, in the hearts of all Canadians. Our soldiers have fought, died, bled, sacrificed and suffered so the rest of us wouldn’t have to. We exist because of them and we owe our way of life to them. When I pin a poppy to my shirt, I am reminded that there is a legacy behind me of brave soldiers who answered the call. They stood up and fought for us and each other, not for politics or religion, not because they liked it or wanted to. They took up arms because they believed it was right thing to do. I am reminded of why I volunteered to be a peacekeeper in Bosnia. It was because I felt it was the right thing to do. Now I am a veteran and I wear my poppy faithfully because I can not bear to “break faith with us who die.” I look at the young men and women who now wear our nation’s uniform, and I’m glad there is still enough warriors to stand between us and evil so we can all sleep soundly in the night. Pin a poppy above your heart, read “In Flanders Fields” and never forget what it represents. MICHAEL MAJOR, FORMER CORPORAL AND NATO PEACEKEEPER, LANGLEY
Many oppose Coulter Berry
Editor: Re: ‘Court halts Coulter Berry construction,’ (The Times, Oct. 29). It was with regret that we read the front page article on the outcome of the case of the Fort Langley Citizens for Sustainable Development vs. the Township, regarding the nonconforming of the Coulter Berry building to our Official Community Plan. It was a most misleading article which did not mention that at the so-called public meeting, 80 per cent of the citizens opposed the massive dimensions of the proposed building. Nor did it mention the over 900-person petition, which was dismissed as irrelevant by the mayor and council, or the more than 1,000 people who had signed the Langley Heritage Society “Hands On” campaign.
Of course the fact that the B.C. Heritage Society, Township Arts and Heritage department, the Heritage Advisory Commission and the planners had all rejected the plan before council passed it should have been brought to the public’s attention. This would at least demonstrate why the Supreme Court judge made his decision in favour of obeying the Official Community Plan and heritage guidelines. We thought our Times, which we always enjoy, would display more respect for the basic tenets of journalism in regard to objectivity, and have more integrity in reporting. BAYS BLACKHALL, LANGLEY
Apartment was anticipated Editor: When I first heard about Coulter Berry in Fort Langley, I was quite excited that there were going to be several apartments within the development. You see, last year my wife passed away and months later I had my leg amputated. Having lived in the Fort for many years and now alone and unable to drive, the Coulter Berry project seemed perfect for me, as there are two handicap suites planned for the building. Now a small group with a “society” will have us believe that they are the “majority,” that they have thousands of signatures and the resources to strike anything down. They are not the only game in town. Variances to bylaws are quite common. Yes, I am disappointed and angry. These people need to look at the whole picture and not just
their own self interests. They need to take a long look at the sod-turning picture taken on Aug. 20, and they will see hundreds of happy faces. And what about the developers’ costs as well as all the people who are involved in the project supply chain? Let’s not forget about the 24 workers with families who were sent home two months before Christmas. You see, I will survive, although I might have to leave my friends and relocate to another town. But I do feel “cheated” by the group of five who think they are in control of our village. I am hoping this letter is not written in vain and that other voices in favour of this development will be heard. FRED JACKSON, FORT LANGLEY
No plans to reform Senate Editor: I believe it is time to admit, like hundreds of thousands of other Conservative supporters, that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and fellow Conservative MPs sucked us in with phony election promises. In my opinion, this party never intended to re-
form or abolish the Senate, a very costly appointed body which has no business continuing to exist in its present form. KEN KELLINGTRON, DEVON, ALBERTA
Reader objects to zombie photo
Editor: Seriously? This (zombie photo) is your front page cover? A man with blood pouring down his face looking like a rotting corpse? I am shocked, nay, appalled at your choice of illustration on the front page of your paper (The Times, Oct. 31). Death is the ultimate enemy and glamourizing it is not news and nothing I want any of my children seeing or being a part of.
There are so many other good things to publicize, especially for this time of year being harvest, I ask that you please re-think what you put on the front of cover and take into consideration what is news and what is not. LEANNE HOFSINK, LANGLEY
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Information will tax patience With the B.C. and federal governments once again struggling to climb out of deep operating deficits, it’s a good time for the release of Mark Milke’s book Tax Me, I’m Canadian. An update of the same title published 12 years ago, the book retains the history of taxes in Canada, detailing how Canada’s tax system was initially built to mimic the United States system in the late 19th century. Beyond the history, it is mostly new material. Included are chapters on the global meltdown of 2009, the surge of pension liabilities as the baby boomers retire and the flawed logic behind the “Occupy” and “Idle No More” protests. Some readers will immediately note that Milke works for the Fraser Institute and was previously B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. But the book is not just an argument for cutting taxes. It also dismantles persistent myths that income taxes are illegal, and launches a broadside on what Milke calls “Canada’s corporate welfare carnival.” Many people will be able to identify some top names in the government subsidy game: Bombardier,
General Moall taxes. About On public sector pentors, even poor a third paid no sions: Milke notes that old Rolls Royce tax at all. historically, public emCanada. Some On Idle No ployees traded higher will also be More: When wages for better benwell aware that Attawapiskat efits and job security. our supposedChief Teresa Now their wages are ly tight-fisted Spence played generally higher, and BC C o n s e r va t ive to the Ottawa taxpayers have to covfederal governmedia with er their personal penment has conher soup strike, sion contributions (as Tom Fletcher tinued to pour former Liberal a portion of those wagout “regional leader Bob Rae es) as well as the emdevelopment” and oth- suggested a nearby ployer contributions, er funds to every part diamond mine should plus the “defined benof the country. share more revenue. efit” payout, which has But I did not know that Milke omits the sub- to be subsidized far beIndustry Canada grants stantial support and yond what the pension were handed out to piz- employment that mine fund can support. za parlours (including provides, and glossOn the debt-financed the pizza-starved vil- es over the misguided welfare state, there lage of Kamloops), or to blockades that disrupt- are memorable obserhelp open gas stations ed that enterprise. But vations, like this one: or convenience stores he does detail the di- “For the record, the in Kelowna, Vernon and sastrous effects of pas- generous Quebec welChilliwack. sive resource wealth fare state and its osMilke makes a use- bestowed on impover- tensibly more progresful point for B.C. about ished aboriginal com- sive model are paid for royalty rates for tim- munities, contrasting it in part with the taxes ber, natural gas and with the success stories of other Canadians; other resources. They of reserves that build Quebec is merely the are resource rents, and their own enterprises North American equivif they are too high the through hard work. alent of Greece.” tenants will move out. Reducing them isn’t a subsidy, especially if it leads to big revenue gains as B.C.’s unconventional shale gas incentives have done. On the Occupy movement: The infamous “one per cent,” who in Canada earn $250,000 a year or more, earned 10 per cent of all in96 Ave & 200 Street come and paid 20 per www.drivingforce.ca cent of all taxes in 2010. The bottom 73 per cent of tax filers TEED paid just 17 per cent of GUARAN S!
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If you don’t want the new law’s property rules to apply, you can agree with your partner to opt out (by a written agreement) and divide your property and debts as you see fit upon a break-up. It may make a lot of sense, well before the two-year common-law milestone is reached, to figure out if you share similar long-term goals and how you want to split your assets and debts in case you separate. The new law deals with many other things like giving notice if you want to move with your kids, parenting arrangements, family law protective orders and more. Seek good legal help if you need assistance with how the new rules apply to you or if your livein love relationship sours. Written by Janice Mucalov with contribution by Milne Selkirk. The column provides information only and must not be relied on for legal advice. Please contact Lisa Dewar of MILNE SELKIRK for legal advice concerning your particular case.
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But for both married and common-law couples, the new law excludes certain property from being split equally. Basically, you get to keep what’s yours if you owned the property beforehand. Also, a gift or inheritance (or things bought with that money), or insurance money or personal injury compensation specific to you, that you got during the relationship generally stays with you and isn’t carved up between you and your ex-partner – only its increase in value during the relationship is shared.
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Now, if you’ve been living common-law for two or more years, the law treats you the same as a married person for dividing up your property and debts. Family property is now divided equally, unless that would be significantly unfair. You have up to two years after breaking up to make a claim.
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he Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce salutes all members of our business community and is proud to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our small business members. I also want to draw your attention to the many small business funding programs available under the Canada-BC Labour market agreement portfolio, for example the Micro Business Training program. The programs provide funding for both employers and employees and opportunities for funded internships. The focus is on dealing with our current skills and experience gaps. Most of these programs have deadlines of December 31st to apply, so I recommend you act now. Last month several members of the Board attended the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM in Kelowna. We were successful in our lobby efforts and obtained the support of delegates across Canada for our two resolutions; first a policy to mandate that credit and debit card companies implement the current voluntary code of conduct to provide greater transparency, disclosure and flexibility for merchants and their interactions with consumers; secondly we renewed a previous resolution calling for a National Integrated Crime Reduction Strategy to address the core issues and challenges facing the criminal justice system. We will post both of these resolutions on our website once the final policies are distributed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and we will be actively lobbying with all appropriate
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Last week I was proud to represent the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce at the Provincial Chamber meeting in Victoria. It gave us the opportunity to explore new member programs and benefits, review the process for promoting our advocacy initiatives to the members, and get an in depth briefing on the current cabinet and the Liberal party agenda and the potential impact on BCâ€™s economy and our members. After this session, the chambers hosted the Deputy Ministers for a round table dinner, which allowed chamber representatives, business leaders and other business associations the opportunity to engage in open dialogue about the BC Liberals current agenda and provide feedback about our priorities as business people and taxpayers. Neil Sweeney, the Deputy Minister, Corporate Policy, Office of the Premier, was our guest and I extend my sincere thanks for his open and honest dialogue. Finally, I extend our sincere thank you to the Sponsors of the Celebration of Excellence, and the Council of Past Presidents who managed the award nominations and selection process â€“ a difficult task indeed. The event was attended by a full-house of members and guests who enjoyed the entertainment, spectacular dĂŠcor, gourmet dining and presentation of the nomination plaques and awards. Congratulations to all nominees and award recipients! Kristine Simpson, President
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Asking for money? By: Tom Searcy, INC he process of asking for money is deceptively straightforward, but as in most things, the details matter. I encourage business owners who are applying for a loan from their bank to include a simple attachment â€” a summary, written in very direct language â€” along with the bank's required form. Remember, you are not selling your business as an investment vehicle for the bank. You are creating conĂ€dence that the bank's money will be repaid. And to gain that conĂ€dence, they need to understand several things at a basic level. 1. What your business is: On your Ă€rst page, explain the market you serve, the competitors in that space, the value you bring, and why your business will be successful. Do it all in one page: Your banker is smart, but busy. This has to be a business that your banker and the loan committee can easily understand, so that they have enough conĂ€dence to lend money. Simple and short is better. 2. How much money you needâ€“and how
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you will use it: It is Ă€ne to make a simple list of items and the associated amounts of money. Possible items on your list: equipment to purchase, a marketing campaign investment, a new facility build-out estimate, and working capital to support payroll and other expenses. Be sure to attach supporting budgets. 3. How you will pay the money back: I am surprised when I receive business plans, forecasts and investment documents with murky numbers and unclear thinking in this area. As the applicant, you have to make estimates: how much money will come in, how much will go out, what will be left over, and how that all relates to loan repayment terms. Remember, the loan committee's Ă€rst responsibility is to lend money to people who will repay them with interest. That means their No. 1 concern is how and when the money will be paid backâ€“not how great your business will be in general terms. 4. What happens if things don't go as planned: What is the bank's fallback position if the market changes or the
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The Search is on for the 2013 Good Citizen of the Year WHO’S WHO at the Chamber EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
PRESIDENT ~ Kristine Simpson, KPMG 1ST VICE-PRESIDENT ~ Brian Dougherty, Horizon Landscape Contractors Inc. 2ND VICE-PRESIDENT ~ Eric Woodward, Statewood Properties Ltd. SECRETARY-TREASURER ~ Eric Wilson, BDO Canada LLP PAST PRESIDENT ~ Angie Quaale, Well Seasoned – a gourmet food store
COMMUNITY DIRECTORS LANGLEY CITY ~ Scott Johnston, Campbell Burton & McMullan LLP ALDERGROVE ~ Scott Waddle, Precision Auto Service Ltd. SOUTH LANGLEY ~ Sharon Newbery, Rheanew Business Solutions Inc.
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onouring the one who contributes the most towards bringing together education, business and citizens to make a difference in the community. Since 1980, the Chamber of Commerce has offered the HD Stafford Good Citizen of the Year Award to a deserving resident of the Langley area to thank them and recognize their outstanding contribution to the community. This award honours
the memory of the late Harold Stafford who epitomized what a good citizen should be. Mr. Stafford dedicated an enormous amount of time and effort, and worked relentlessly on new initiatives to make Langley a better place to live and conduct business. Whatever project or cause Harold Stafford became involved in he attacked it with admirable tenacity and would not let it go until he had seen the project through to a successful and meaningful
completion. The Good Citizen of the Year Award will be presented at the Chamber’s Holiday Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Nominations close Friday, November 22, 2013. Nomination forms are available by contacting the Chamber office at 604-530-6656 or info@ langleychamber.com, or download a copy from the Chamber website: www. langleychamber.com.
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POWER WASHING FUNDRAISER HELD FOR FAMILY OF WOMAN WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDER TO HELP COVER COSTS OF HOME RENOVATIONS AND OTHER EXPENSES M O N I Q U E TA M M I N G A Tim e s Re po r t e r
Within the past year, Erin Kreiter has gone from working on important cancer research at the University of Alberta to a bed in the ICU at Vancouver General Hospital, unable to breathe on her own or to move her body. In August 2012, after seemingly getting sicker and sicker without knowing why, Erin went into respiratory crisis and coded, said her dad Tim Kreiter, a sergeant with the Langley RCMP. She underwent an emergency tracheotomy and spent three months in the ICU with breathing through a ventilator. She was moved to the respiratory floor at VGH for three months and spent another six months at GF Strong learning to transition to life as a quadriplegic. She came home to Langley on Aug. 22. After extensive testing, doctors believe she has a degenerative neuromuscular disorder related to muscular dystrophy. It usually manifests in women in their 20s, she said. Erin, 28, is on leave from U of A ,but her goal is to get back to school by September, 2014. “I have some movement from my elbow to my hands, so through my hand functions I can work on a computer and can talk/type into my laptop,” she said. But there are challenges to that, among them is that the degenerative disorder affects her vision. Tim , who is currently on leave from his job with the serious crime section to help Erin, had the main floor of their Langley family home gutted to accommodate his daughter. A bedroom and special bathroom were put in, sunken living rooms were raised, doorways widened and the kitchen redone. Ramps were installed at the home’s entrance. They received funding for her bed lift and specialized bed, as well as her wheelchair, Tim said, but the Kreiters had to pay for the $200,000 worth of home renovations. They also bought a van and had it outfitted with a lift, to allow Erin to get in and out using her wheelchair. With lots of searching, they kept those costs down to around $40,000. “What has happened with Erin has taken a great emotional and financial toll on Tim and his wife,” said retired Langley RCMP officer John Gould. After receiving the gift of life through a bone marrow transplant, Gould felt that a chance meeting with Kreiter and his daughter, was his opportunity to share his good fortune.
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A little more than a year ago, Erin Kreiter was a student at University of Alberta, working on cancer research. Today, the 28-year-old Langley woman is a quadriplegic after being diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder. A local power washing business is offering proceeds from services it provides to help Erin’s family pay for home renovation and other expenses. “I happened to see Tim and Erin and I knew I had to do something to help,” said Gould. “I’m really lucky. My kids are healthy and a total stranger gave me a new lease on life. I want to pay it forward.” Since retiring from the force, Gould now
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“The response from police officers from Burnaby, Delta and everywhere has been huge,” he said. “Everyone is willing to volunteer their time to help the Kreiters out.” Gould himself was given just three years to live after chemotherapy failed to treat a rare form of blood cancer. A bone marrow transplant was his only chance at life, and after it was determined that none of his family members was a match, a 20-year-old stranger from East Germany was found. Gould has been in remission for three months. Sgt. Kreiter has served this community since 1981, with both his daughters attending Walnut Grove Secondary and Trinity Western University. The show of support from fellow officers has been overwhelming, said Tim. Just last week, the Langley RCMP detachment held a fundraising barbecue, and between all the staff and officers, more than $2,200 was raised for the Kreiters. The family is now working hard to find the right caregiver to hire for Erin. While the health authority did provide some care, it wasn’t the right fit for her, they said. Erin is on a myriad of drugs which she must take every three hours. Without one form of medication, she will become completely paralyzed, and could lose the ability to open her eyes or speak. Erin doesn’t know what the future holds, or if her situation will get worse or better, because the host of medical professionals working with her are still trying to pinpoint exactly what she has. “But, this isn’t about ‘Oh, poor me.’ This is about the kindness of so many like John and all the police officers who want to help,” said Erin. Officers from nearly every municipality, even as far as Vancouver are on board to volunteer their weekends to power wash. Now, Gould just needs the businesses to step forward to have their buildings cleaned. Dominion Power Washing is supplying the trucks, equipment, chemicals and fuel with all the proceeds going to the Erin Kreiter Trust Fund. DPW is offering substantial discounts on hot water power washing of sidewalks, parking lots, patios, drive thru lanes, etc. The cleaning will mostly be performed on weekends. To obtain a quote or book a cleaning in support of Erin, contact email@example.com or call 604-510-9274. If you would like to make a donation you can at the Murrayville TD Bank, transit: 9190 Account 6320987.
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It was love at first sight for Bob and Lois Crerar. And that love has lasted for more than seven decades. The Langley couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a party in South Surrey on Saturday, Oct. 12. But the pair really didn’t recognize the magnitude of their accomplishment, said their daughter, Susan Miller, until she pointed out to them just how rare such celebrations are. The couple met at a high school dance in Nelson, B.C. during the Great Depression. Bob had already graduated, but had returned to the school, which Lois still attended, for the dance. The moment he spotted her at the other side of the gymnasium, Bob was done for. “I remember asking, ‘Who’s that dish across the way?’ “As sure as I’m sitting here, I said to myself, ‘That’s the girl I’m going to marry.’” So he and his friend — who had also spotted Lois — began to make their way over. But while his buddy went the long way around, Bob cut across the dance floor and got there first.
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Although he couldn’t tell her outright where he was, Bob and Lois developed a code, using two copies of a map and the numbers and letters that formed its grid, to share information which she then passed along to his parents. After the war, Bob’s military career took the growing family to California, Washington State, Virginia and Japan. He also served in the Korean War before retiring from the military, in the late 1960s. The family then moved to Toronto, where Bob operated a medical supply company for 36 years. In 2002, they came to Langley. Today, Bob, 94, and Lois, 91, have four children — three daughters and a son — 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, with one more on the way. “So we’ve done our part,” quipped Bob. “She’s the real hero,” added the war veteran, with an affectionate nod toward his wife. “Don’t forget to put that in.”
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The Hunt is on at Shot in the Dark The first half of Langley’s independent film nights 2013-14 season concludes on Wednesday, Nov. 13 with a screening of The Hunt. The R-rated Danish film stars Mads Mikkelson and is directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Mikkelsen won the Best Actor award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity. Tickets at the door $10; cash or cheque only. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at Colossus cinema at 200 Street, near 88 Avenue.
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Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale held by Langley-Willoughby Womens’ Community Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Milner Chapel Hall, 6716 216 St. Home baking, fudge, books, Christmas crafts, knitting, clothes, blankets, pillows, plants and more. Lunch available. Free admission.
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Caribbean Comes to British Columbia at Fort Langley’s Douglas Day Event. Nov. 16, noon to 3 p.m. at 9167 Glover Rd. Parks Canada, the Fort Langley Legacy Foundation and the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC invite visitors to celebrate the establishment of the colony of British Columbia and its first governor, Caribbean-born Sir James Douglas. The event also celebrates the first lieutenantgovernor, Barbados-born Col. Richard Moody.Dance to the beat of a steel drum band and enjoy Caribbean food from the Full Barrel Café.
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Craft fair at Parkside Elementary School 3300 270 St. Nov. 23 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wide variety of vendors plus the children of Parkside will be selling their crafty wares as well. Come and complete your Christmas shopping all under one roof. Free to get in, mini concession, and an opportunity for your child to make their own crafts for a nominal fee. If you are an adult and would like to rent a table at this event for $25, please contact Arlene at parksidepac@ gmail.com.
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Opus One Women’s Ensemble meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the choir room at R.E. Mountain Secondary School 7755 202A St. This three-part women’s choir accepts new members (no experience necessary) throughout the year. No audition is required. For more info, email opusonewe@ gmail.com.
Langley Lodge Auxillary New2U Clothing Boutique sale of winter clothing, boots, shoes and purses Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Langley Lodge 5451 204 St. All proceeds to resident programs.
Downsizing Workshop Nov. 13, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Langley Senior Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Pre-register at 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome.
Langley Meals on Wheels Service Society Food & Friends in the Willowbrook/Willoughby area takes place twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday at the Renaissance Retirement Residences at 6676 203 St. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $3. Register by calling 604-539-0571.
Blanket the Country in Warmth Campaign at Urban Barn From Nov. 15 to Dec. 8, with every $5 donation, a brandnew Urban Barn fleece blanket will be donated to Gateway Shelter. Local Urban Barn locations include South Surrey (#950, 15045 32 Ave.) and Langley (Unit F2, 20202 66 Ave.). For more information, visit www. blanketthecountry.com Langley Field Naturalist Society visits George Reifel Bird Sanctuary, 9 a.m. Nov. 15. Welcome back the snow geese and search for over-wintering shorebirds, waterfowl and perhaps Northern Saw-Whet Owls in the wonderful bird sanctuary on the Fraser River estuary. This is one of the best times of year to visit Reifel as the waterfowl are again wearing their colourful feathered coats. Dress warmly and wear proper footwear. Small admission fee. Bring lunch, snacks and refreshments. Phone 604-888-1787 for more information.
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Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle meets 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome.
Langley Quilters Guild meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42 Ave. Day meeting is noon to 3 p.m.; evening meeting is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Nancy Walker at 604-534-1013 or www.langleyquiltersguild. com for more information.
Parkside Elementary Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 21 to 23. In the gym on Thursday/Friday from 8:35 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Langley Lions Bingo every Tuesday night at the Evergreen Lodge in the hall at 5464 203 St. Doors open at 4 p.m., Bonanza pre-call at 5:30 p.m., cards sold at 6 p.m., start time 7 p.m. Light concession opens at 5 p.m. Scottish Country Dancing every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Langley Hall, 9167 Glover Rd. Dance to lively Celtic music with a friendly fun group. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. First session free. For more information phone Rebecca at 604-530-0500.
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Coffee Break Ladies coffee and fellowship with other ladies as they discuss God’s word together. Every Wednesday 9:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Canadian Reformed Church, 21804 52 Ave. Free babysitting and story hour for children. Contact Jacoba at 604534-1826 if you have any questions or need a ride. www.langleycanrc.org. Classics Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library. Free. Phone the library for more information or to register for this free program 604-533-0339. Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle meets Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome.
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It was a game in Eric Williams’ rookie season which really caught the eye of the Spokane Chiefs. “The game I remember seeing specifically was a game in Chilliwack … and he had a sensational game that night,” shared Tim Speltz, the Chiefs general manager. “I think from there, it put him on our radar as a guy we were interested in.” Williams played the first season and a half of his Western Hockey League career with the Prince Albert Raiders, the team which had selected him out of the Langley Minor Hockey Association in the fourth round (71st overall) of the 2008 bantam draft. In the 2010/11 season, his first season in the WHL, Williams went 17-17-2 with a 3.71 goals against average and a .898 save percentage. And the following year, his numbers were about the same as Williams posted a 3.86 GAA and a a.884 save percentage while going 8-15-3. But the Raiders found him expendable and Speltz snapped him up in a four-player trade between the two clubs. “That was the year they thought they had ample goaltending and we had a piece they needed, so we made the trade,” Speltz said. Williams played 18 games over the second half of that 2011/12 season, going 8-6-3 with a 3.66 average and a .868 save percentage. And last year, the numbers improved with a 32-19-2 record and a 3.14 average and .897 save percentage. He also had four shutouts after posting just one apiece in each of his first two seasons. And now this season, the 20-year-old’s final season of junior eligibility? His numbers are among the best in the league. Williams was in goal on Friday night as the Chiefs defeated the Vancouver Giants 6-4 at the Pacific Coliseum. The win improved his record to 10-4-00 with a 2.20 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. Those stats rank him first and fourth, respectively, among WHL goaltenders. Speltz said that Williams’ earlier numbers may have been a bit misleading. “You always expect a player as he gets older or mature to get more consistent,” Speltz said. “Eric had shown flashes of that in the past but this year, he has been able to bring it together and so far has been outstanding. “He has evolved and with his maturity now, he understands the importance of hard work. He is better prepared to handle strings of games. “He has really solidified our team with his goaltending ability.” For his part, Williams said his solid start to the season has all to do with the work
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Langley’s Eric Williams, a 20-year-old goaltender for the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs, makes a save during a game wearlier this season. Williams leads the WHL in goals against average and is in fourth spot in save percentage. he put in over the summer, is a job and you have to work back home in Langley. at it,” he said. “Put in the time “I think it is just a lot of the in the summer and during the work (I did) in the off-season, a season.” lot of time in the weight room As for his on-ice success, and with my goalie coach to Williams says he isn’t too surget ready for my last season in prised, especially since he has the WHL,” Williams explained. such a solid team in front of Like he has done for the past him. couple of summers, Williams “We have a good team in worked with goalie coach Anfront of me, so that definitely gelo Maggio of Langley’s Magic helps,” he said. Hockey, as well as working out The Chiefs sit fourth in the with Peter Glover and the SurWestern Conference with a rerey-based Trainhardplayhard cord of 12-6-0-0. Athletics. “It is definitely a lot of hard ERIC And Williams says having a work, but hopefully we can work ethic is the biggest piece keep it going,” he said. WIL L IAM S of advice he would give other “Hopefully we can make teenage hockey players getting something count here in my ready to embark on their WHL careers. last year.” “As much as you are there to have fun, it “It is a long season and road to get (to
the playoffs) but once you do, that is where you make a name for yourself as a team,” Williams added. “Everybody liked a winner so the farther you go in the playoffs, the better chances you have of moving forward and getting noticed by the hockey world.” And with his junior days set to finish at the end of the season, Williams is keeping an eye on what his post-WHL options may be. The 2011 graduate of Walnut Grove Secondary is eyeing either playing at the university level or turning pro. “Obviously the big picture is to set something up for the future,” he said. “But I can’t look forward to that too much.” Speltz anticipates Williams continuing in the sport. “I think he really does have pro potential (and) I think this year will dictate his opportunity,” he said.
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they gelled in such a short period of time. “Their teamwork and camaraderie led them to their victory (and) these boys earned their gold.” The coach added that the team got contributions all throughout their line up. The Eagles had gone 3-0-1 in the round robin part of the tournament with victories over Vernon, South Okanagan and Williams Lake. In their final round robin game, they tied the Knights 4-4 as North Okanagan was able to erase a late two-goal lead to steal a point.
Crib League October 31 scoreboard Willoughby 20 Fort Langley 16 Milner 19 Murrayville 17 Langley deferred Harmsworth deferred STANDINGS Murrayville ................89 Willoughby ................86 Milner .........................80 Fort Langley ...............79 Harmsworth ..............86 (one game in hand) Langley .......................84 (one game in hand)
Kim, Herbert lead Olympians Joshua Kim went 9-for-9 and Bailey Herbert went 8-for-8 in their events, taking top spots in their respective divisions. These were just two of the many impressive accomplishments by members of the Langley Olympians Swim Club. The swimmers were competing at the UBC Aquatic Centre on Oct. 26-27 at the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club Invitational Meet. More than 370 swimmers representing 11 clubs from around the Lower Mainland took part. The competitors ages 11 and over completed nine events
over the two days while those 10 and under did eights events over the same time frame. Herbert, 10, also managed to break Olympians club records in the 100 breast (1:27.92) and 50 fly (35.08) as well as achieving personal bests in all eight events. Kim, 11, set a new meet record in the 100 breast (1:22.50). Hillary Metcalfe, 15, won gold in the 100 IM. Club members also had several silver and bronze medal performances in the pool.
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The Trinity Western Spartans womenâ€™s soccer team landed five players on the Canada West all-star teams, including four on the first team. Jennifer Castillo, Vanessa Kovacs, Natalie Boyd and Krista Gommeringer were named first team all-star while Colleen Webber earned second team honours. Boyd and Kovacs are midfielders, while Gommeringer is a striker and Castillo a defender. Webber is a centre back. The Spartans finished second at the Canada West championships and qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championships. And Langleyâ€™s Alyssa Williamson, a thirdyear goalkeeper for the UBC Thunderbirds, was named a first team all-star. Williamson is a R.E. Mountain graduate and formerly played with Langley FC. â€˘â€˘â€˘â€˘â€˘ Two members of the Trinity Western Spartans menâ€™s soccer team have been recognized for their outstanding seasons. Midfielder Brayden Gant and striker Jarvis Ambaka were both named Canada West second team all-stars. The Spartans failed to make the post-season.
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Come grow with us. At Catalyst, the opportunities are endless. We challenge and reward you to stretch your abilities, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We are western North America’s largest specialty paper manufacturer and producer of some of the world’s most environmentally responsible paper and pulp. Our Surrey Distribution Centre is now accepting résumés for a:
Shunt Truck Driver/ Material Handler Working evening shifts (3:30 pm to midnight, M - F), you will be responsible for spotting trailers to doors, and safely ofﬂoading and loading product from barges, trucks, containers and rail. Your equipment will include counterbalance lift trucks ranging from 8000 to 15,000 lbs and an RF scanner for accurately receiving and picking product. A highly motivated self-starter with proven people and communication skills, you have at least 2 years' warehouse experience and up-to-date forklift certiﬁcation on a sit-down counterbalance lift truck. A valid Class 1 driver's licence and clean driver's abstract are required, as are a strong command of written and spoken English and basic arithmetic and computer skills. Your own reliable transportation, an excellent attendance record and the ability to lift up to 80 lbs are also necessary. Join us for a strong future. If you have the skills we're looking for, please apply without delay at www.catalystpaper.com/careers.
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Production Worker Black Press Canada’s Largest Independently owned newspaper group, is currently looking for Part-Time Production Workers to work at both our Surrey and Abbotsford production facilities. Come join this team-based environment at our 24/7 facilities.
This position is an entry level, general labour position that involves the physical handling of the newspaper and related advertising supplements.
GUARANTEED Job Placement Labourers, Tradesmen & Class 1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry.
Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854
NOW HIRING! Delivery Drivers Must have your own reliable CARGO VAN (minimum ¾ ton) and clean driver abstract.
Requirements: • Prior bindery and/or machine operator experience is preferred • Motivated self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment performing repetitive tasks • Must be able to lift 35lbs and stand for extended period of time • Ability to work co-operatively in a diverse, team-based enviro. • Must be reliable & dependable • Excellent communication skills and detail oriented • Completion of high school • Must have own transportation This part-time position has a variety of afternoon & graveyard shifts (Mon - Fri). The incumbent must be able to work on a weekly schedule with short notice.
Starting at $12.20 + Shift Premiums! If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume, including “Production Worker” in the subject line to:
NO CARS, SUVS, MINI-VANS OR PICKUP TRUCKS. • Tuesday Mornings & Wednesday Evenings • Pick up newspapers from our warehouse • Deliver newspapers to our carriers homes in Langley City, Walnut Grove and Aldergrove
Call 604.514.6770 firstname.lastname@example.org
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An industry leading grocery distribution facility is
Hosting a Job Fair Saturday, November 9th 11:00am – 2:00pm 5111 - 272 Street, Langley, BC Entry-level warehouse order selector positions are available at our Perishable Facility and Dry Goods Facility. Stable, part-time, union positions with hours ranging 16-40 hours per week. EV offers a starting wage of $12.95; effective December 1st the starting wage will increase to $13.80 with an attractive incentive program and increases as you progress. An excellent training program is provided. Requirements: Ability to do repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80lb cases of grocery products. Weekend work, flexible daytime and afternoon availability and English communication skills essential. Limited public transit is available to this area.
Please bring your resume for the interview. Check out our web site www.evlogistics.com to learn more!
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS, Full-time for Dairy Queen, Langley $10.25 per hour. Open availability. Nights & weekends. Pls. drop resume on location (1-6131 200 St. Langley ) Please fax resume to: 604-591-8176
4 FARM WORKERS. Seasonal FT starting Feb 15. General farm labour includes indoor & outdoor work. Ability to perform physical and repetitive duties in fast paced environment. Experience an asset. Rural area, needs own transportation. Starting wage: $10.25/hr. Fax resume: 604-530-9966. Westcan Greenhouses Ltd,2527-210 St, Langley, BC
SALES SPECIALIST DIGITAL PRODUCTS Reporting to the Digital Sales Manager, the DP Sales Specialist will be successful in completing duties by assisting retail and service business decision makers and able to make informed on-line advertising decisions. Success will include meeting or exceeding all objectives including, but not limited to maintaining advertising sales and account servicing activities, with an emphasis on digital advertising sales. Additionally, the position will be evaluated on the demonstrated ability of the DP Sales Specialist to maintain and increase sales objectives as set out in monthly, quarterly and annual sales budgets. Main Duties: •Contact existing and prospective customers as directed by the Manager for a range of Black Press Digital advertising opportunities. Primary contact will be via telephone, e-mail and web presentations. •Maintain on-line customer account information and history using selected CRM and i-Services. •Complete and submit accurate and up to date advertising materials, copy, insertion orders and billing information. •Promptly attends all sales and marketing meetings from time to time, as requested by the Company. •Represents the Company in a professional and courteous manner at various social, marketing & training events. Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess exceptional telephone marketing skills and understand terms and concepts such as page views, online inventory management, bounce rate, click-through rate, conversion rate, impressions and traffic types. The preferred candidate will also have experience in online media, advertising, sales, marketing, digital technologies or e-commerce This is a full time position based in Langley, BC Black Press Offers Competitive Compensation, Benefits & Opportunities For Career Development. Forward resume to: Kristy O’Connor Digital Sales Manager Black Press Digital
Carpenter Helper/ Framer Wanted Must have own vehicle, tool pouch, hand tools
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Plumbing & Heating Technician
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs, etc. Guaranteed work. Ph 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110) YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE Excavator & Bobcat Services •Drainage•Back-Filling•SA Dump •Landscaping & Excavating •Landclearing & Bulldozing Hourly or Contract 38 Years exp. “Accept Visa, Mastercard, Discovery & Debit”
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FORESTRY TECHNICIANS, Layout Engineers and Timber Cruisers from $4000$7000/month plus bonus. Live Crown Forestry Ltd. is an established and growing forestry resource management consulting firm in Prince George providing multiphase timber development services since 1995. Send Cover Letter and Resume to Brian Telford: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONCRETE & PLACING
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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER CLEANING
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236
CHRISTINE’S CLEANING. Reas. & Honest. You won’t be disappointed. Seniors Disc. Call 604-328-3733.
Successful small Langley Plumbing company requires a plumbing & heating technician with a minimum of 5 years service experience.
V Joes External Cleaning V Packages 778-773-5730
GUTTERS • WINDOWS • ROOFS “A finished look from top to bottom, top quality work at bottom pricing!” * Fully Insured * Licensed * Bonded ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627
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SHINGLERS, LABOURERS & SUBCREWS Required Call for more info 604-603-2527
TOWER CRANE TECHNICIAN
Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, Tower Crane Technician. The applicant must have full understanding of electronics and 3 phase power. This F/T position requires knowledge of tower crane erection and dismantles .
Please email all resumes to Barbara@megacranes.com or Fax: 604.599.5250
Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes European Quality Workmanship
CONTRACT OR HOURLY FREE ESTIMATES 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS
WESTCAN - Interested In Being Our Next Ice Road Trucker? Haul liquid, dry bulk or freight to the diamond mines on the winter road (ice road) from mid-January to mid-April. Not Interested in driving on the ice? Drive resupply from southern locations in Alberta to Yellowknife, NT. Apply online at: www.westcanbulk.ca OR Phone: 1.888.WBT.HIRE (1.888.928.4473) for further details.
Per Molsen 604-575-1240
NORTH STAR LANDSCAPING Pruning, New Lawns, & Ret. Walls Walter. 604-814-3060 / 864-1193
MOVING & STORAGE
172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Luna.com. Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 604-259-1592.
CONCRETE & PLACING
SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or damaged concrete. Ken 604-307-4923
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
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MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 338
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374
FOR YOUR MOVING
TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT!
• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates
Experienced Mover w/affordable rates, STARTING AT $40/HR 24/7 - Licensed & Insured. ** Seniors Discounts ** fortiermoving.ca
PETS 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
BUDGIES FOR SALE. Born this year. $15. Older Budgies looking for a good home $8: 604-576-2271 CAIRN TERRIER Puppies. Home raised, Shots, dewormed. $450. 778-808-0570, 604-859-1724
Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969
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 MINI GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES $1750 - 3 males. Ready early Dec. minigoldendoodlestolove.ca 1-877-534-2667
.Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated
www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley
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
Running this ad for 8yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
P/B PAPILLON PUPS, adorable, 8 wks, 1st shots. Ready to go to loving home $950 firm. 604-944-6502
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509
Call a Roofer, not a SALESMAN ! FREE EST. ~ Since 1990 ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Ron 604-728-3699 356
AUCTION. Antiques & Collectable’s, Large Selection. November 17th, 1 PM, Dodds Auction Vernon. 1 (250)5453259 doddsauction.com AUCTION. Antiques & Collectable’s, Large Selection. November 17th, 1 PM, Dodds Auction Vernon. 1 (250)5453259 doddsauction.com
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• Furniture • Appliances • Electronics • Junk/Rubbish • Construction Debris • Drywall • Yard Waste • Concrete • Everything Else! **Estate Clean-Up Specialists**
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Northland Apartments 19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley 2 BDRM APT
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 STEEL BUILDING - THE GREAT SUPER SALE! 20X20 $4,070. 25X26 $4,879. 30X32 $6,695. 32X40 $8,374. 35X38 $9,540. 40X50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca THE PALMS RV RESORT www.yumapalmsrvresort.com Rated top 2% in America. 6-5-4-3 Monthly Specials. Starting at $21.25/day (plus Tax/Elec.) Toll Free 1 855 PALMS RV (1-855-725-6778)
Newer building, secure entry, 5 appl’s including insuite washer and dryer, a/c, electric f/p, u/g prkg & balconies. No pets. SENIORS DISCOUNTS CLOSE TO SHOPPING, Superstore & Willowbrook mall.
TOWN & COUNTRY APARTMENTS 5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets
ALDERGROVE. Clean, quiet, suites avail on Fraser Highway Bachelor Suite @ $620/m & 1 bdrm @ $670/m (incls heat/hot water). Call David @ 604.328.4461
604-534-8928 CLOVERDALE 1 BDR $695.00 18480 - 68th Street Large Basement Suite, includes,Electricity, Shared Laundry. Close to Shopping, Private Entrance, N/S N/P Call Dan 604-306-9111 LANGLEY:
CARROL COURT 5630 201 A St.
Renovated Bachelor & 1 Bdrms. Bright & large. Hardwood floors. By transit & shops. Includes heat & hot water. Small Dog OK. $645_$750/mo. Refs required. LANGLEY CITY, 5521 203rd St. Beautiful 2bdrms, 2baths, w/d, d/w, balcony, 1000+ sq/ft, near transit & shops. NS/NP. $875/mo incl gas F/P. Call 604-338-8479.
604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.
1995 24’ Slumber Queen E350 Runs well, needs leak repair, 136K. $6000. Call 604-856-5970 or email: email@example.com
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper
HORSE FARM FOR RENT IN DELTA 10 acres, 25 stall barn, hay/grain storage. Tack room. Caretaker suite. All weather & grass paddocks. Now an equestrian boarding & training center. Close to public horse trails. 604-220-3929.
HOMES FOR RENT
ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, N/P. $1050/mo. Dec 1st. Drive by 3015 270 St. Ph: 604-617-9373
CREDIT CHALLENGED PEOPLE Wanted. You Work - You Drive. Need a car? We can help. Free Delivery. Apply online at www.jacobsonford.com. Toll Free at 1-877-814-5534.
CARS - DOMESTIC
NOTICE is hereby given to Creditors and Others having claims against the Estate of Cary Bruce Donald Wimmer, deceased, formally of 1990, 168 st., Surrey, B.C. that full particulars of such claims should be sent to the undersigned executor at 45027 Nicomen Cr, Chilliwack. B.C., V2R 0S1 on or before November 25, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to the claims received. - Michael Wimmer, Administrator
Michael - 604-533-7578
Betsy - 604-533-6945
CALL FOR AVAILABILITY
2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 2.4L automatic. No accidents, Air Cared. Great condition, only 116,400 kms. Features Power Windows/Doors, A/C, tinted windows. Carproof Verified BC vehicle. History report available. Open to reasonable offers. Asking $5,600. 604-825-7171 (Abbts).
20727 Fraser Highway
1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable
Harbour International Trucks Ltd., 19880 - 96th Avenue, Langley, BC V1M 0B8 is giving 2 weeks notice to recover costs of repairs & storage fees for the following abandoned vehicle: Don (gave Bestvan Motors as truck owner) Repairs owing $2181.42. Storage fees: from July 11/13 to current: $2325.00 1999 International 4700 s/n 1HTSCABMXXH226485 Unit to be sold at Auction on or around two weeks of this advertisement.
Criminal record check may be req’d.
ATTENTION: Sharon Ann Schepkowski & Joe Shields aka Janice Desjardins
LANGLEY: *GREENWOOD MANOR* 20630 Eastleigh Cres Reno’d 2 Bdrms. From $850. Hardwood floors. Lots of closet space. By transit, Kwantlen College. Small Pet OK. 778-387-1424, 604-540-2028
2009 PONTIAC VIBE - 4 dr h/b automatic, grey, 52,000kms. Options. $8000/firm. (604)538-4883
S. LANGLEY. Duplex style, 1500 sqft 2 bdrm on 4.5 manicured acres. $1300/mo includes heat & light. N/S, N/P. Quiet people. Refs a must. Avail Nov15. (604)657-0229.
PARK TERRACE APTS
ALDERGROVE large 2 bdrm suite ns/np, avail now. $800 incl utils. 604-825-1310, 604-825-9155
Spacious Reno’d bach, 1, 2, 3 bdrm suites. Heat & hot water incl. Walk Score = 75 604-530-0030 www.cycloneholdings.ca
LANGLEY 21767 61 Ave. 1000sq/ft 2 bdrm t/house in quiet country setting with 4 appls. N/s, small pet ok, Avail Nov.$1090/mo +utils. Drive by 604-856-6967 or 604-765-4044.
Rainbow & Majorca
1983 MERCEDES SL - Black. Perfect conditon. Very clean. Interior like new. Low kms. Must Sell. $9000: Nick (604)881-1085
Villa Fontana & Stardust
$50 off/month for the first year
BROOKSWOOD, $574,900 Beautifully remodelled 4/bdrm home with 1/bdrm unauthorized suite. 2 year old roof. Dormers & gutters. Shop with 220 wiring. Beautifully manicured yard. Call Ross Stertz @ Eco Realty Inc. (604)307-3741 Open House Sunday 2-5 4469 202 A St.
BROOKSWOOD COMMERCIAL LEASE spaces available at 208th Street and 40th Ave. Sizes 7002100 s.f. $1500 - $4500. Call Frank @ Noort Investments 604-835-6300 or Nick @ 604-526-3604.
FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry & parking. No Pets BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED
Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP
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Langley/Surrey:Willoughby/Clayton. Luxury 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, & large den. Available now. Includes insuite washer and dryer, stainless steel fridge, stove, & dishwasher in large upscale kitchen. No Pets. No Smoking. $1,995/mo plus utilities. Call Craig at 778-388-4932 Pictures at http://bit.ly/langley4rent
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LANGLEY CITY APARTMENTS ON 201A
Deluxe 2 & 3 bedroom suites available. Large balconies, fireplace, in-suite laundry. No Pets. Live, shop, work & play all in one location. Next to Colossus Theater (200/ #1 Hwy).
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
Incl heat, h.water, sec u/g pkng & SWIMMING POOL
The Village at Thunderbird Centre New SRI *1296 sq/ft Double wide $89,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $67,900. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.
WAL. GROVE. BRIGHT ONE BDM, priv ent, full bath, pri yard, walk to rec, shopping, carvoth express, N/S & N/P inc hydro and sat TV. $825. NOV. 1ST. 604-882-7549
Great Location Amid Sea & Shops 1/2 Month FREE Rent 1 Bdrm Suites - Avail Now
2 Bdrm. $950/mo. - 1.5 bath w/ covered balcony
Senior oriented building. 5 appli. in-suite w/dryer, secured parking. All utils. extra. N/P. Walk to Safeway on 208th Ave. & Fraser Hwy.
SUNNY WHITE ROCK
A Gas Fitter 0 Plumber
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
A LICENSED/ HONEST PLUMBER & GAS FITTER/furnace man with 33 years exp. Refs. Reas. rates Free est. 24hrs. Don 604-220-4956
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#1 Soils, manure, gravels, lime stone, lava, sand. Del or p/u 604882-1344 visit www.portkellsnurseries.com / bulk material for pricing.
BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com
RENOS & REPAIRS Excellent price on Hot Water Tanks Furnace, Boilers, Plumbing Jobs & Furnace & duct cleaning
NEW Manufactured home on SELF OWNED pad in Abbotsford. $263,800. Financing available. Chuck 604-830-1960
RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
SHOWERS, Walk-in & Slide-in Bathtubs for Safe, Accessible Bathing. Free Renos thru HAFI grants. aquassure.com 1-866-404-8827
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
Certified, Insured & Bonded
Journeyman Call 604-345-0899
MISC. FOR SALE
Massive Christmas Storage Unit with multiple Christmas estate sale items from Christmas’ past and present. All items must be sold to clear stuffed storage unit! Noma Christmas Tree, NEW Outdoor and Indoor Lights, bulbs, decorations, ornaments, skirts, plates, china, vases and cookbooks - all Christmas! Contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6 - 50 Yard Bins
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Starting from $99.00
Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •
FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (778)908-2501
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
LANGLEY Murrayville bright 2 bdrm suite with full bath, f/s, d/w, insuite laundry. NS/NP, avail Nov 15th. $900/mo incl utils. (604)534-1215. LANGLEY Walnut Grove, $850 mo. 2 rooms in bsmt suite, utils, internet incl. W & D. Priv. entrance, nr. bus, schools & shops. N/P N/S. Nov. 1st. 778-887-0641 or 778-828-1008 WALNUT GROVE. Newer 1 bdrm gr/lvl. Priv entr. Avail now. N/s, n/p. $750 inc util. 604-888-3001
By virtue of the warehouseman’s lien act the following vehicle, 1999 Chevy Van, Vin 1GBEG25K9RF139372 will be sold on or after November 14, 2013 for storage charges now owed to Commonwealth Bailiffs Ltd. 19670 - 8th Ave Langley BC.
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What’s the Difference Between an Oil Tank and a Septic Tank? Prior to the introduction of natural gas to the Fraser Valley in the early 1970s most homes were routinely heated by heating oil. As the natural gas delivery system spread through the Valley, homeowners began to switch their home heating fuel to natural gas. It was less costly, cleaner burning, less odorous, and didn’t require onsite storage. Regulations were in effect at the time that called for underground oil tanks that were being decommissioned to be uncovered, the fuel line removed, the top sheared off, the tank pumped empty of oil and ﬁlled with sand, the top replaced, and the tank covered again. As anyone knows, when you want to get water out of a bucket you have to tip it upside down. You can never really remove all of the ﬂuid from the bucket with a pump. Fast forward to the start of the 21st century and these tanks started to leak oil into the surrounding soil and the soil became contaminated. The regulations were beefed up and it was now necessary to have the decommissioned oil tank dug up and removed in an environmentally correct way by a certiﬁed technician and the soil tested for contamination. Where contaminated soil was found it had to be removed and once it was all removed new clean soil had to be brought in. As oil companies who decommission old tanks when they close service stations have known for years, it can get expensive. The responsibility for doing this lies with the owner of the home. A couple of summers ago, we listed a home in Brookswood which ﬁt the proﬁle of a property which may contain a buried, decommissioned oil tank. A buyer stepped forward with an offer to purchase the property but it was conditional upon an inspection of the property to ensure that there was no underground oil tank problem left over from the 70s. Oil tank removal has become a big business and there are several construction companies out there that will test for the presence of a tank and handle the removal and remediation as required. The prospective buyer arranged for the inspection to be done one summer Saturday morning and the seller gave permission for the inspection team to enter the land and check. The seller’s
family then left for a weekend summer vacation. Later that afternoon we got a call from the buyer’s agent that an oil tank had been located on the property and, since the seller still owned the property, it would be up to the seller to have the repairs done and to pay for it. We interrupted our unfortunate seller’s weekend holiday to inform him of the news and, naturally, he wasn’t happy. However he advised that he and his family would be returning on Sunday afternoon and he would call us then to discuss what to do. The seller called us on Sunday afternoon, as promised, and said that he couldn’t see where the oil tank was that the inspector had marked. However, he did remark that someone had painted a bright orange circle on the grass around the new septic tank that he had installed last fall!! After some diligent investigation at the township hall on Monday morning we were able to obtain all the permit and inspection papers for the septic tank including a plan showing the location of the new septic tank as being located right under the orange painted circle. So what’s the difference between an oil tank and a septic tank? A septic tank is made of concrete whereas an oil tank is made of metal. Inspectors usually use some form of metal detection to discover an underground oil tank. Why? ---What did you think I meant?? Stewart Henderson Managing Broker Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Langley) Reach me at: email@example.com A special thank-you to everyone that submitted an entry for our Halloween colouring contest. Congratulations goes out to this year’s winners: Cassie May 5 yrs. old, Vanessa 9 yrs old, Lena 4 yrs old, Pearl 12 yrs old, Lucas 10 yrs old, Shawna 6 yrs old.
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