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‘No-touch’ policy to stop ‘rough play’ By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

If you are a Kindergarten student at Coghlan Fundamental Elementary, playing tag or holding your friend’s hand will get you sent to the principal’s office. Langley School District has banned Coghlan Kindergarten students from all forms of handson play, including taq and all imaginary play. On Friday, a letter was sent home to parents of all Kindergarten students telling them their kids are banned from all forms of hands-on play. The ban doesn’t impact any other grades at the school. The ban means Kindergarten students are prohibited from “playing tag, holding hands, and any and all imaginary fighting games,” said the letter. The letter goes on to say that the school is going to have a “zero-tolerance policy with regards to hands-on play, resulting in the missing of playtime and trips to the office for those who are unable to follow the rules.” Langley School District spokesperson Ken Hoff said the decision to temporarily ban handson play stemmed from concerns made by some parents about rough play on the playground. “Some kids were getting hurt out there. For

these students, school is something new and this is a short-term measure taken to educate kids around appropriate playground play,” said Hoff. “Appropriate play means you can’t grab a kid by his hoodie and pull him to the ground when you are playing tag,” he said. The letter home to parents said “Star Wars” imaginary play was particularly troublesome. It isn’t known how the Kindergarten students are going to be policed, considering all the other students around them can do hands-on play. Hoff said they have received some opposition and some support from parents on this ban. The district has been taken aback about the widespread media coverage on the issue, he said. “It is a temporary measure, a learning tool to let Kindergarten students hit the reset button. No, we are not banning Christmas next,” said Hoff. He stressed that the school district is not considering any policies around hands-on play. He isn’t aware of the district ever doing this before, but said he is under the impression that there are some school districts with a no-touch policy.

Nine years for manslaughter By VIKKI HOPES Aldergrove Star

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Kwantlen artist Brandon Gabriel with the decorated drum he created for and presented to BC Hydro in thanks for the corporate contribution to the new Kwantlen longhouse on McMillan Island in Fort Langley. The mask above Gabriel’s head was created by fellow Kwantlen artist Robert Thomas, one of several old and new pieces in the longhouse’s artifacts collection. See story, page 3.

A man who pleaded guilty in connection with the January 2012 death of Ryan Saint Ange apologized to the victim’s family during his sentencing hearing on Monday in Abbotsford provincial court. “I don’t think there are any words in the English language that can define how I really feel,” Shayne Vauthrin said through sobs. “I have to live with it every day of my life. I never meant for any of this to happen, but it happened and I can’t take it away.” Vauthrin said he hopes Saint Ange’s family can forgive him for his actions, but he understands if they can’t. Several of the victim’s family members and friends were in the packed courtroom for the hearing, which ended with Judge Brent Hoy sentencing Vauthrin to a nine-year prison term for manslaughter with a firearm. Vauthrin, 28, has about seven years left of

his sentence, after credit is given for the time he has served in pretrial custody since turning himself in to police on Feb. 19, 2012. Vauthrin was initially charged with seconddegree murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser manslaughter charge before a trial date was set. Saint Ange, 21, was found dead just after midnight on Jan. 14, 2012 by a friend who had dropped by to visit him at his home in the 27700 block of 56 Avenue in West Abbotsford. Although others lived in the home, nobody else was there when the friend arrived. Vauthrin was identified as a person of interest, and he turned himself in just over a month later. Evidence presented at Vauthrin’s sentencing hearing is banned from publication until after his co-accused, Robert Adam Van Dusen, goes to trial. The evidence includes any details of the crime and the investigation that folSEE: Page 3 lowed.

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Kwantlen Nation celebrates new longhouse By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

Kwantlen Nation was a beehive of activity Saturday for the grand opening ceremony of the beautiful new Kwantlen Cultural Centre. Built entirely out of western red cedar, the centre includes a longhouse, artifact repository, conference, and catering facility. Friends and family from the Musqueam, S’tsailes and other First Nations bands joined in the celebrations which filled the longhouse room to its 200-person capacity. Many of the guests joined in the drumming and singing which lasted more than an hour as the guests steadily entered and filled the room. Tony Dandurand, the heritage and cultural director for the Kwantlen, said construction of the facility had taken place over the past seven months. It is in a previously undeveloped portion of the Kwantlen Nation on McMillan Island, and required significant fill to be brought in to bring it above flood plain levels. It will serve the 200-member Kwantlen Nation, many of whom

are youngsters and youths, by providing archival and educational services on their culture. The Kwantlen people had once numbered in the thousands, but as Dandurand noted, smallpox epidemics in the 1800s had killed most of their people. “Our time has come and has been a long time in the making,” said Kwantlen artist Brandon Gabriel. “We deserve this, and I look forward to the opportunities to share, to learn, to heal, and to promote goodwill to the world around us, and good health for our community for generations to come.” The centre was assisted by a significant grant from BC Hydro, which is working with the Kwantlen in uncovering artifacts in the Stave Lake area during the ongoing process of rebuilding the hydro dam there. The most recent discovery at Stave Lake is a cedar basket, once used for carrying infants, that is in remarkably good condition considering that it is estimated as being at least 200 years old, possibly a thousand years old. Gabriel built and decorated a drum with a BC Hydro logo inside a

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The new Kwantlen longhouse includes a repository for artifacts, a fullyequipped kitchen, offices and workspaces, as well as a meeting room which holds about 200 people.

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First Nations from near and far drummed and sang for more than an hour as guests steadily filled the new Kwantlen longhouse to its 200-person capacity Saturday, for the dedication ceremonies. coastal Salish design, which he presented to BC Hydro in thanks for the corporate contribution to the new Kwantlen longhouse. The longhouse has three tiers of seating in a circle around a modern wood stove, rather than the traditional open pit fires. Dandurand noted that open pit fires were rejected due to concerns about youths and elders with asthmatic conditions. The traditional dirt floor was retained, however, sections of wood flooring were laid down and these can be easily removed and stored under the bench seats when a traditional ceremony demands use of the dirt floor. The all-stainless steel kitchen is fully modern and will enable the two Kwantlen catering businesses to expand. Their caterers also served a delicious, wide-ranging buffet dinner to the 200 guests, and it included baked salmon and bannock bread, of course. Kwantlen elder Kevin Kelly thanked Fort Langley-Aldergrove

MLA Rich Coleman for his support of the work of the Kwantlen, and Coleman returned the compliments during the ceremony. Retired S’tsailes chief Willie

Charlie (from the Harrison area) also expressed his admiration for the facility and said he hoped to also bring First Nations outreach programs to the Kwantlen centre.

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MLA Rich Coleman (right) is greeted by Kwantlen elder Kevin Kelly (centre) and former S’tsailes chief Willie Charlie at the dedication ceremonies for the new Kwantlen longhouse on Saturday morning.

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sentence, because that’s the responsibilA trial date has not yet been set for ity I have to take,’ “ Gaffar said, adding Van Dusen. that Vauthrin did not want her to seek a Prior to the judge’s decision at lower term. Vauthrin’s hearing, both Crown and Gaffar also asked the judge to condefence lawyers were in agreement of a sider the efforts Vauthrin has taken nine-year jail term. toward changing his life while in prison. Vauthrin’s lawyer, Prior to his incarceration, he Deanne Gaffar, asked the was a “heavy user” of pot and judge to take into account cocaine who smoked 15 to several mitigating factors in 20 marijuana joints a day, she coming to his sentencing said. decision. While in jail, he has She said among these upgraded his high school factors was Vauthrin’s “sigeducation, participated in nificant remorse,” which, addictions counselling, and in part, was exhibited by an taken part in an employment apology letter he wrote to program, she said. the family after he turned “The prospects here for himself in, and by his reacrehabilitation are significant,” tion when she told him Gaffar said. Ryan Saint Ange Crown would be seeking a Saint Ange’s famnine-year sentence. ily declined to comment outside of the “He immediately said, ‘That’s the courtroom.

By VIKKI HOPES Aldergrove Star

A Surrey man who was caught with piles of items stolen from homes in the Fraser Valley has been sentenced to six years in jail. Prolific offender Dave Yaroslawsky, 31, was sentenced Friday in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. He was given 18 months’ credit for the time he has served since his arrest, leaving about another four and a half years of his sentence. Of the 58 charges he was facing, Yaroslawsky previously pleaded guilty to 32 counts related to items stolen mainly from homes in Langley, Abbotsford, Surrey, Hope and Chilliwack in early 2012. The offences for which he was convicted included 23 counts of possessing stolen property, six counts of possessing stolen ID, two weapons charges, and one count of

using a stolen credit card. Yaroslawsky did not plead guilty to any of the multiple break-andenter charges he faced, saying he was a “fence” for the stolen property and was not involved in the break-ins. Yaroslawsky and his co-accused Ivan Logan Johnson of New Westminster were arrested in March 2012 at the Super 8 Motel on Glover Road in Langley, after police received a report about a suspicious man who had checked in to a room. When police arrived, they found a Chevy Blazer in the parking lot that matched the description of a vehicle used in a Chilliwack robbery. Yaroslawsky and Johnson then became involved in a two-hour standoff with police before surrendering. Searches of the Chevy and the

hotel room turned up numerous items that were found to be connected to several home break-ins. Police also searched a storage locker in Aldergrove for which they had found a rental agreement in the Chevy. Yaroslawsky was also caught on video surveillance at a gas station using a bank card just hours after it had been stolen and on which he had purchased more than $1,200 in goods. At Yaroslawky’s sentencing hearing in August, the court heard that he has a criminal history dating back to 1995 – when he was 13 – and has 46 prior convictions for crimes such as assault, break and enter, drug possession and trafficking. Johnson, 34, of New Westminster was sentenced in September to two years in prison after pleading guilty to several stolen-property offences.


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Chronic congestion at Abby hospital is dangerous: BCNU By ALINA KONEVSKI Aldergrove Star

As nurses in Abbotsford and Mission continue to warn of serious congestion at hospitals, the provincial government has ordered a review of the Fraser Health Authority. On Friday, health minister Terry Lake announced a strategic and operational review of Fraser Health to address the regional health authority’s habitual over-spending and hospital congestion. Earlier last week, the B.C. Nurses’ Union publicly detailed instances in which patients across the Fraser Health region spent days waiting for treatment at emergency departments. The BCNU has been calling attention to hospital congestion for years. “The nurses are absolutely distressed, morally, physically,” said Linda Pipe, who has served as chair of BNCU for the Fraser Valley region for nine years. “The nurses are done.

They’re tired, they’re exhausted. They’re certainly concerned about patient care and certainly concerned about their licences.” Pipe works at both Abbotsford and Mission hospitals and said the situation has become progressively worse during her time. At Abbotsford regional hospital, the month of October saw an average of 50 to 58 patients that were admitted into the emergency department waiting for beds at any given time, according to Pipe. Some were waiting 5-6 days on a temporary stretcher or chair in the hallway before receiving a bed. The six-bed adolescent psychiatric unit at the Abbotsford hospital remains closed since the hospital’s opening in Sept. 2008. According to Pipe, the facility is used as storage and sometimes as a clinic. Pipe said that some days, one nurse is looking after as many as 11

patients. BCNU advocates for a ratio of one nurse to four patients for an ideal balance between quality of patient care and cost efficiency. Mission Memorial hospital has three registered nurses per 24-hour period. When one nurse provides mandatory accompaniment to a patient transferring to another hospital, and another might have to stay with a patient in an ambulance, the number of nurses available to ER patients drops. “That means that Mission hospital could go up to four hours and longer with only one nurse in the emergency department,” said Pipe. Constraints at the regional Abbotsford hospital impact Mission, Chilliwack, and Hope because other hospitals routinely send patients to Abbotsford for specialized treatment and to handle overflows. The ratio of patients to physicians and patients to nurses has been

steadily declining in B.C. over the last decade. A ratio of 715 nurses per 100,000 patients in the province in 2001 had declined to 584 by 2006. According to Pipe, one of the causes of overcrowding at Abbotsford hospital are chronic nursing staff shortages. Of the 40 or so nursing positions at Abbotsford hospital, a high number are vacancies that have not been filled, or represent nurses that are on leave for various reasons, such as maternity or work-related incidents. “Some days, it’s almost half of the staff that are off,” said Pipe. The government’s budgetary review of FHA is a start, said Pipe. She hopes that front-line nurses are included on the review panel. “This is nothing new. They have been knowing that this is ongoing for years, and have done nothing,” said Pipe. In a statement released to media

No parole for ‘paper bag rapist’ Aldergrove Star

The Paper Bag Rapist, John Horace Oughton, who terrorized a number of girls and women, including two 11-year-olds from Langley, during the 1980s, was denied parole again last week. Oughton, who is now 63, committed a number of horrendous sexual assaults

between 1977 and 1985. He was dubbed ‘the paper bag rapist’ for his habit of placing a bag over the heads of his victims as he assaulted them. He sometimes wore the disguise himself. The Langley crimes occurred when he lured the two girls into tall grass near the George Preston Recreation Centre, which is

located at 208 Street and 42 Avenue. In 1987, Oughton was found guilty of 14 sex attacks, including rapes, that occurred all over the Lower Mainland. The offences for which he was convicted occurred over a period of 10 years, and while awaiting trial, he admitted to committing between 140 and 150

sexual assaults. Declared a dangerous offender, Oughton has the right to apply for parole every two years. His last hearing was in 2011. Two years ago, he was moved from B.C. to the Bowden Institution in Alberta. A previous parole assessment found Oughton was essentially untreatable.

across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Health said that it has added more than 1,000 new nurses over the past three years, and has invested over $10 million in specialty education for nurses. FHA also indicated it added new beds, streamlined administrative procedures, and expanded home support, in the last year alone. FHA was unable to provide a comment specific to Abbotsford and Mission hospitals. A report by B.C. auditor general John Doyle earlier this year suggested that Fraser Health is consistently under-funded compared to other health authorities. The report revealed that FHA’s budget allows for an average spending of $1,585 per resident, half of the amount spent per patient in the Vancouver Coastal region, and less than the amount spent in the Interior, Northern and Vancouver Island regions.

Phone shoplifter sought Aldergrove Star

Langley RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a male suspect pictured in surveillance photographs. On October 10 a caucasian male entered the Future Shop on Langley Bypass and walked directly to the white Samsung Galaxy phone on display. He cut the security cord and placed the phone in his pocket. He came equipped with a plastic fake phone to leave in its place. He then left the store. Police are asking the public to study the surveillance photograph. If you are able to assist with this investigation, please call Langley RCMP. Should you need to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS.

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VICTORIA – I got my influenza shot this week, paid for out of pocket since I don’t qualify for any of the higherrisk groups provided with free immunization. A reminder to take this simple health precaution came in October when a labour arbitrator ruled that it is a reasonable employment requirement for health care workers to either get the current immunization or mask up in patient care areas. Quiet advocacy by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall has paid off. Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first. Health care unions pressed a grievance on behalf of members who insist they have a right to refuse immunization and increase exposure to patients. They have apparently run up the white flag. “We will be telling our members to comply with the new policy, or risk being fired,” said an overly dramatic Val Avery, president of the Health Sciences Association. HSA lawyers led the grievance, supported by the Hospital Employees’ Union and the B.C. Nurses’ Union. Avery said the union will continue to urge its members to take advantage of on-site flu shot clinics. That’s right, like most provincial employees, they all get immunization that is not only free but administered at work. Kendall announced the

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regulation last year, after finding that 40 per cent of employees in long-term care were not getting the current influenza vaccine, and the rate of immunization was declining. Their objections make no sense. Aside from the selfserving “rights” argument, they complain that the annual flu vaccine isn’t effective enough. The formula is developed by international effort to track the dominant strains that emerge as winter rolls around the world. Kendall says a poor match results in about 40 per cent immunity, and a good match reaches 90 per cent. At the risk of stating the obvious, he notes that even 40 per cent is better than nothing. After two weeks of expert testimony, arbitrator Robert Diebolt, a retired UBC law professor, wrote as follows: “It is indisputable that influenza can be a serious, even fatal, disease. Immunization also indisputably provides a measure of protection to health care workers and I have found that their immunization reduces influenza transmission to patients. “I have also concluded that there is a real and serious patient safety issue and the policy is a helpful program to reduce patient risk.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control calculates that if all health care workers would get immunized,

the risk to patients would be reduced nearly 50 per cent. The Ministry of Health warns: “you can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms.” What would cause educated health care workers to defy common sense? A hint is provided by professional union promoter and publicist Bill Tieleman, who railed about the decision on his blog. This regulation is inspired by big bad U.S. health care corporations that would rather impose immunization than pay for sick days, Tieleman asserts. Ah, so an infected health care employee should wander the wards until symptoms emerge, and then go home for a few days of paid rest. What a perfectly stupid idea! Last week BCNU president Debra McPherson was warning about “chaos” at the new Surrey Memorial emergency ward, her latest of a career of media protests. The big new facility is already overflowing, and more beds and more staff are needed, stat! Perhaps if better preventive measures were taken by nurses, doctors and other staff, this chronic “chaos” would be reduced and these unions would have more credibility. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Editor: Letters to the editor are often flooded with complaints about the education system and child care in B.C. I thought it was timely to share how much we love our neighbourhood school and daycare. This letter goes out to all the staff at Parkside Centennial Elementary and Precious Moments Daycare in Aldergrove, both of which my grade 2 son has attended since Kindergarten. From the start, the administration, teachers and support staff at Parkside Elementary and Precious Moments Daycare continue to awe us with their caring, patience, and love for our son. When he is at school and daycare, he feels safe, cared for and special which enable him to take risks and learn. The staff at both the school and the day care work tirelessly to understand our son and better support him so that he experiences academic, emotional and social success. As his parents, we are very involved in his school and daycare life which has helped to create a very open relationship with all of his teachers. Parkside Elementary is a school with a large population, serving students with diverse needs and ethnic, social and economic back grounds. As parents of a Parkside student, we are very grateful that our son experiences this diversity in such a positive and grounded environment. Thank you again to the entire staff of Parkside Centennial Elementary and Precious Moments Daycare. We are so grateful to have you in our son’s life. Lori Opper, Aldergrove

Proud of the War Amps Editor: I belong to Operation Legacy, a group of members of the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program dedicated to preserving Canada’s military heritage and teaching other young people how to carry on the remembrance message. This year, the War Amps is celebrating a major anniversary. Ninety-five years ago, First World War amputee veterans formed the Amputations Association of the Great War. The name was changed to the War Amputations of Canada when Second World War amputees joined their ranks. These men later started the CHAMP Program to assist young amputees like me. In addition to having had the privilege of learning about Canada’s military heritage from a young age, I also know what it is like to live without a limb – a strong bond that I share with war amputee veterans. Because of this, I feel it is my duty to ensure that the stories of war are preserved and its lessons never forgotten. I have been fortunate to be involved with Operation Legacy by participating in local Remembrance Day ceremonies and laying wreaths on behalf of the War Amps. I have also donated documentaries from the War Amps Military Heritage Series to the Cranbrook Public Library. I encourage everyone – particularly young people – to learn more through the War Amps Military Heritage Series documentaries, which are available at a cost-recovery price at waramps.ca/. Nicole Byford, Operation Legacy Member, Cranbrook

Holdout on smart meter Editor: BC Hydro is still trying to intimidate the remaining 4% (some 60,000) customers resisting smart meter installs. The 1 billion smart meter boondoggle plot thickens as Hydro resorts to bullying threats of exorbitant extra fees added to your electric bills - $100 set-up fee plus $20 monthly for a radio-off meter (this radio-off is equivalent to our existing digital meter Hydro replaced about five years ago) or keeping an old meter, $35 monthly fee. BC Hydro cannot add arbitrary monthly fees to anyone’s bill without BC Utilities Commission approval. As of this writing, BC Hydro has not even made application to BCUC for their announced extra fees, yet they see fit to send letters to ratepayers announcing those extra billing fees as authoritative choices. There is also a class-action lawsuit against Hydro from the Coalition to stop “Smart” Meters. (stopsmartmetersbc.ca) who have an informative website. Hydro’s latest false propaganda deceptive tactic is that it’s more expensive to accommodate the remaining analog meter holdouts. Roland Seguin, Langley


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Integration focus for developmentally disabled By TOM FLETCHER Aldergrove Star

VICTORIA – One of Christy Clark’s first crises as premier was a 2011 revolt by parents and caregivers over money-saving changes to the B.C. government agency responsible for developmentally disabled people. The CEO of Community Living B.C. was fired after reports of people being moved from group homes into contracted home-sharing arrangements without consent. Waiting lists swelled as 65 group homes were closed, with disabled people living longer than ever before. A government MLA, Randy Hawes, joined opposition critics calling for relief. A work program at a Maple Ridge recycling facility had its operating funds cut, a decision hastily reversed as the government found an extra $40 million for CLBC’s budget to assist 13,000 developmentally disabled clients. Clark promised a reorganization. Two years later, Comox Valley MLA Don McRae is the new

Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation. He is touring the province during October, looking for ways to deliver that innovation, with an emphasis on finding jobs and homes for as many developmentally disabled people as possible. Money is still a big pressure, with the government beginning a “core review” to squeeze more savings from all ministries. McRae has already faced criticism from contracted service agencies after their budgets had to absorb a three per cent wage hike for unionized employees. McRae said in an interview this week he has yet to meet a service agency that has been unable to work through the new budget with help from CLBC. And the agency continues to pursue home-sharing arrangements where practical. “Society is evolving, and I’ve had the opportunity to visit individuals who want to live in an inclusive environment, in a neighbourhood,” McRae said, adding there is “no

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Richard Niesman sorts bottles at Maple Ridge recycling depot, in a work program sponsored by Community Living B.C. push” to move people away from group homes. McRae is reaching out to employer groups, to build on successful work placements in grocery stores and

other workplaces. “For a person with a disability or not, having a job, and it could be full time or part time, allows you to have a role in society that gives something

back, and increases your self-worth,” he said. “I think there’s huge value in that.” McRae recalls segregated classes from his own childhood. As a high school teacher up until his election in 2009, he worked with integrated classrooms. Work and retirement are the next phases. That step begins with new oversight. Effective in October, Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s mandate is extended to people moving from youth services to CLBC responsibility, continuing until age 24. In a pilot project, the ministry has hired four “navigators” to guide developmentally disabled people leaving school, to make sure they don’t fall through the cracks and have the welfare and health support they need. Another pilot begins in Burnaby next year, with a navigator assigned to help developmentally disabled people adjust to their senior years.

B.C. ready to consider booze sales in food stores By TOM FLETCHER Aldergrove Star

The B.C. government’s liquor policy review has heard a ‘loud and clear’ message that people want the convenience of buying alcoholic beverages in grocery stores, says the MLA in charge of the review. With a three-month consultation period ending Oct. 31, Richmond Steveston MLA John Yap said Tuesday that about 80 per cent of

respondents want the extra convenience that is routine in U.S. grocery stores. But Yap is proposing a less convenient model, a “store within a store” that would have separate space and staff for alcohol purchases. He said the number of outlets could be restricted to the current level, with some existing private or public liquor stores moved into grocery stores.

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario has announced a similar pilot project, with 10 “express” stores to offer limited selection inside or next to grocery stores. Nova Scotia also has government liquor stores located in grocery stores. When the B.C. consultation began in September, Yap noted that beer, wine and spirits are already sold in rural grocery stores. He was critical of the U.S. model,

saying it could lead to increased health and safety issues from increased consumption, as well as law enforcement problems. B.C.’s medical health officers have called for a freeze or reduction to the number of private retailers, a $3 minimum price for bar drinks and higher prices for drinks with more alcohol content to deter over-consumption. The Alliance of Beverage Licencees, representing pubs, bars

and private liquor stores in B.C., isn’t happy with the idea. ABLE BC executive director Ian Baillie said the province already has more than 1,400 government and private liquor stores. “The government also needs to consider what the impact of allowing large grocery chains to sell liquor will be on the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of income that are provided by the current system,” Baillie said.

Metro’s contentious garbage export ban advances By JEFF NAGEL Aldergrove Star

It now falls to the province to decide whether Metro Vancouver can ban the export of garbage beyond its boundaries, putting what some say is an unfair limit on business. A proposed waste flow bylaw that’s been fought by garbage haulers was approved by the Metro board Oct. 11, sending it to the provincial environment ministry for approval. The bylaw would ban shipments to unapproved out-of-region destinations, such as an Abbotsford transfer station that in turn sends it to a U.S. landfill.

Some haulers pay an estimated $70 per tonne to dump there, rather than $107 per tonne charged by Metro Vancouver at in-region transfer stations, and they don’t face Metro-imposed bans on dumping various recyclables. Their ability to undercut other haulers that pay full Metro tipping fees and abide by the bans are resulting in a growing flow of garbage east that Metro directors say must be stopped so the regional district isn’t bled of critical revenue. “Waste is leaving the system and that means we’re not achieving our environmental goals, our diversion

goals and we’re losing revenue to support Metro Vancouver programs,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, who chairs Metro’s zero waste committee. Some business groups have denounced the bylaw as one that will force customers to pay more than necessary. Their objections have been amplified by paid lobbyists –  including former BC Liberal MLA John Les (Chilliwack), who represents the Cache Creek landfill operators – as well as some Metro directors. “I don’t think Metro Vancouver should be creating a monopoly

on something like garbage,” West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith said, arguing the region shouldn’t frustrate free enterprise or business creativity in finding new waste solutions. “Metro Vancouver continues on a crash course to raise costs for residents and businesses alike,” Grant Hankins, district manager for hauling firm BFI Canada, told the committee Oct. 3. “You’re picking winners and losers.” An earlier version of the bylaw was defeated in September but it was quickly retooled and revived.

One change would allow cities to exempt specific apartment buildings from the requirement coming in 2015 to separate all organic food waste. Garbage from those buildings would have to go to an approved material recovery facility (MRF) where organics and other recyclables would be extracted from waste. The bylaw creates some room for mixed-waste MRFs, which proponents say could pull out much more recyclable material that’s now dumped or incinerated, helping lift the poor 15 per cent recycling rate in multifamily buildings.

Baby Greyson comes home after long stay in hospital By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

Miracle baby Greyson is home. In July, Greyson came into this world 15 weeks early, weighing in at one pound, 14 ounces. Langley-based parents Erin Heard and James O’Neill have stayed by his side at B.C. Children’s Hospital, where he remained in the neonatal intensive care unit. He had surgery

to close a valve to his heart and was on a breathing machine up until late August. “We are so happy to have him home,” said O’Neill on Monday. Doctors cleared baby Greyson to go home Oct. 17, earlier than expected. “We have a lot of learning and a lot of trial and error but he’s home. I even went for a walk outside with him yesterday.” O’Neill and Heard were

renting a basement suite in Langley but were forced to move, because they discovered mould in the bathroom. Even though they did repair it, Greyson’s lungs would be far too fragile to handle mould spores. Last month they found a place in Guildford. They chose Surrey to be closer to Greyson when he was transferred from Children’s to Surrey Memorial. “We are so grateful to everyone in Langley who helped us

out and supported Greyson,” said O’Neill. O’Neill went on leave from his recent employment at the Langley Target and was unable to collect any type of EI and didn’t qualify for compassionate care EI. Heard hadn’t worked at her job long enough to collect maternity EI. Several fundraisers were put together from family and friends, and along with a trust

account, it helped raise a few thousand dollars to help the couple out. Now Greyson is home, and has grown in weight and size. There are still lots of doctors’ appointments to come, but things are looking good. O’Neill said he will be keeping up Greyson’s Page on Facebook. The page has more than 500 likes, and many people look in to see what is going on Greyson is now at home. with Greyson and his journey.


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Green Wednesdays at KPU Langley Aldergrove Star

The Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) school of horticulture, in collaboration with the non-profit Green Ideas Network, announce the sixth season of Green Wednesdays: a monthly series of engaging documentaries about climate change, sustainability, agriculture and food. Continuing every second Wednesday of each month until April, the public is invited to view informative films with KPU horticulture and environmental protection technology students, as well as popular guest speakers. Each screening will be followed by spirited conversation and open public dialogue exploring issues related to what we eat, and the resources required to

sustain our species. “The films challenge viewers to consider ways we can make our world better for people, places and plants,� says Betty Cunnin, KPU horticulture instructor and faculty support for Green Wednesdays. “Since its beginnings, Green Wednesdays has explored issues pertaining to the ecological impacts of human choice on our lives, and those of generations to come. Past patrons have been inspired to start the Langley Farmer’s Market, initiate food gardens in their children’s schools and work with local councils to reduce water waste. Participants have been encouraged to share and explore ideas with their community on how we can create a more just and sustainable planet for

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Demir Hasic and Caitlin Jones are among the Aldergrove Secondary students who are looking forward to the forthcoming season of basketball. Principal John Pusic notes that students at the high school pride themselves on serving the community in various volunteer capacities, such as assisting seniors at Jackman Manor hand out Halloween candies to trick or treaters last week or assisting with ongoing programs at the local elementary and middle schools. “Volunteerism is the foundation of many great organizations in our community and we are proud of students who ‘get it’ too,” says Pusic. However, “We have students eager to play basketball but are unable to because we can’t find the personnel to coach and organize these teams. Coaching teenage students can be a rewarding and valuable experience. It’s perfect for those young adults — such as parents or former alumni or other valued community leaders — who have skills they’ve developed over the years in other walks of their life.” If this sounds like a challenge you would enjoy call principal John Pusic at the school, 604-856-2521, and “let’s talk about it.”

Voices needed for oral history project By JESSICA PETERS Aldergrove Star

Do you remember flying into work over Harrison Lake, living in a logging camp, or enjoying the delights of camp food in the good old days? If so, the Agassiz Historical Society would like to hear from you. They are just beginning what will be a months-long oral history project, detailing the working history of Harrison Lake and Harrison Mills. Volunteers have already contacted many well-known locals with a history connected to mills and logging. But they are hoping to hear from others they may not know about. Each person will be videotaped while telling their stories, as they’re interviewed by members of the society. “We hope this will start an oral

history tradition here at the museum,” Bev Kennedy told a small group who gathered at the first meeting for the project on Tuesday. The society received a grant to help purchase the audio visual equipment needed for the project. They will spend the next few weeks learning techniques and working out the bugs. Then, they’ll begin the interviews, said Judy Pickard. Most interviews will be carried out at Cheam Village. For those who aren’t able to travel, the volunteers will go to them. Pickard read out some ideas, hoping to trigger people’s memories for long-lost stories. Subjects could include transportation such as boating or flying into camps, weather issues, seasonal work, work crew shenanigans and social life, beach camps, living in places like Harrison Mills or Bear Creek, safety problems and acci-

dents, wildlife stories, life as a child in a camp, First Nation history and millwork. It could even be as simple as talking about some of the old logging jargon. “What is a flunkie,” Pickard asked, pointing out that some words just aren’t used anymore. In addition to stories, they are hoping to add to their collection of about 150 old photographs. The project is open to families and friends of those who have passed away, too, as long as they are willing to tell their stories. Many gathered at the meeting this week, eager to share their tales of living and working on the lake. The society is hoping to have the project finished by spring, and it will play in the Agassiz-Harrison Museum beginning May long weekend next year. “This is a big step for our museum,” Pickard said.

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Keeping community clean is volunteer’s passion Aldergrove Star

From gardening and golfing to wine and horses, people have all kinds of hobbies and passions that bring them happiness. For Gwang-soo “Langley� Kim, his calling comes from a desire to clean up the community – after all, it is our home. “I can’t stand to see garbage in the area. We have to take care of the environment. I am somebody who has to do that,� Kim said, with some translation help from his son Julian. “Home owners don’t throw garbage in their homes, but we throw it outside. This is our house. You and I are all together. Langley is your house.� Kim came to the Township of Langley from South Korea with his family in 2002 and settled in Willoughby. The former PE teacher brought with him a commitment to pick up garbage wherever he sees it, whether walking the streets of his community or fishing in Chilliwack and Pitt Meadows. “It’s my hobby, my lifestyle,� said Kim, who adopted the English name “Langley� to show his pride in his new home. That pride is reflected in his regular early morning

walks, where he covers great distances cleaning up what others have left behind. By the time everyone else is up and going about their day, the garbage has been cleared from local streets. “They don’t see it,� he said proudly. “That’s from me.� For 10 years, Kim picked up litter on his own and found his intentions were sometimes mistaken: “Some people looked at me like I was a poor man when I was picking up garbage. One woman pulled up and asked if I’d like to take her recycling. One gentleman gave me two quarters.� “They care,� Julian said of the helpful people who pass by, but his dad – who leaves recyclables behind for those who would like to cash them in - wasn’t going through the trash to help eke out a living. Then one day Kim saw people using long pickers to grab the garbage. They were outfitted in bright yellow vests identifying them as Adopt-AProgram volunteers. Adopt-a-Program is a Township of Langley initiative that gets people thinking about their surroundings and keeping it clean by allowing

them to “adopt� a street, park, trail, or creek. The Township supplies clean-up materials and arranges for the removal and disposal of the garbage, and individuals, families, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to conduct regular clean ups of their adopted areas. “I hadn’t known about Adopt-A-Program,� said Kim, who was impressed with what he saw. “It seemed so much safer and calls the attention of drivers.� Kim signed up for AdoptA-Street in 2012, and now people who pass by slow down and give him an encouraging wave in recognition of the good job he is doing. “He works extremely hard,� said program coordinator Tess White, who notes that Kim has documented his efforts – and the issues with litter in the community – in photos. “Our Adopt-A-Program volunteers make a direct impact on the cleanliness of the Township by not only removing litter, but also setting a strong example for the rest of the community.� While Kim has officially adopted 204 Street from 68 to

72 Avenue, he also cleans up any and all streets where there is a need. “Langley is mine,� he said, adding that family members are also enlisted to help. “My son-in-law is a lawyer in downtown Vancouver,� he said with a grin. “Sometimes he visits my house and he has to help me.� For Kim, the inspiration to keep going can be seen every day in the waste that people leave behind, and the damage it does to the natural world. “My heart is sometimes depressed,� he said, noting that he once came across a large bird with a plastic pop can ring around its head. He took the plastic off and freed the bird, but it made an enormous impact. “That is motivation – seeing birds hurt by garbage,� Julian said. “We have to clean it up because it’s always there,� Kim said. “Someone has to clean it up so we don’t have to see it all the time.� The Township of Langley’s Adopt-A-Program is always looking for volunteers. For more information or to join, contact adopt@tol.ca or 604532-7300.

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they’re not the only ones struggling with a particular issue, or the whole business of parenthood. From one mom’s disappointment about her inability to breastfeed her baby to a same-sex couple’s experiences parenting in the ‘burbs, the blog won’t shy away from heavier subject matter, she said. “If I can make just one mom or dad think ‘hey, I’m not alone in feeling this way,’ then it’s worth every minute spent slaving away at the keyboard when I could be watching a trashy reality TV show.� Adding to the mix of parenting perspectives are six contributors who hail from across the Fraser Valley and beyond. From a fellow Black Press reporter who struggled with infertility and a retired mom with two adult sons to a former teen mom now raising a teenaged son,   a single dad raising four kids and a couple of local family photographers — there’s someone almost every reader can identify with. “Just like the TV shows I grew up watching, moms in magazines always look so happy... so put together. Yes, there are lots of moms out there who are that way and kudos to them – I’m loving every minute of motherhood, but it’s a lot messier and chaotic than I ever imagined,� said Clark. “I think that if I had gone into it with a more realistic view I wouldn’t have had such a tough adjustment period.� Check out Clark’s blog at www.shesavalleymom.com, or follow the site on Twitter @shesavalleymom. You can like her on Facebook, too. Social media kind of owes it to her, after all.

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a minute of silence in honour of Remembrance Day. The store will open at 10 a.m. All net proceeds from the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Aldergrove go directly to benefit the services offered by the Gateway of Hope in Langley. Over this past year, Gateway of Hope has provided 10,980 shelter bed nights, 61,000 community meals, 500 Christmas hampers, and 300 school supplies packs. The Gateway of Hope opened its GARY AHUJA PHOTO doors to the community of Langley Mobil 1 Lube Express owner Adam Coleman, who served in Afghanistan in 2008, is trying to raise in November 2009. The vision for the $10,000 for the Honour House Society. facility was born from the desire by many groups to address the needs of the homeless and the community in a comprehensive way. The Gateway, located just off the Langley Bypass, is open to the public seven days a week By GARY AHUJA and this is something that rings And for the rest of the month, Aldergrove Star home closely for me because I am he will donate $2 from every oil Adam Coleman knows the connected with it,” he explained. change. importance of the Honour House “I have had friends and colColeman is hoping to raise at Society. leagues who have suffered traumat- least $10,000. The New Westminster-based ic injuries and have used Honour “I think if you are running a sucAldergrove Star our communities. The artist will tour 12 organization is a refuge, a place House.” cessful business, it is important to Fraser Valley Regional Library FVRL locations as they work on an art for Canadian Forces personnel, Coleman also owns and oper- give back to the community or any (FVRL) is seeking an Aboriginal art- project. emergency services personnel and ates a pair of Langley Mobil 1 Lube charitable organization,” he said. The artist will interact with the pubist in residence in an effort to promote their families to stay while they are Express — one is located at 200 He has owned the 64 Avenue Aboriginal arts as a way of sharing cul- lic both informally and through orga- receiving medical care and treat- Street and 64 Avenue and the other location for two years and the 56 tural knowledge throughout the Fraser nized presentations to groups. ment in the Metro Vancouver area. is at 56 Avenue and Langley Bypass. Avenue location for the past year. Prospective artists can learn more Valley. “The reason I chose (to fundAnd with the month of Prior to that, Coleman had been The artist will work with FVRL about this position, including how to raise for) Honour House is because November a time of remembrance working as a mechanic, both in throughout the month of June in 2014 apply, by visiting the Careers section of I am a veteran myself,” the 32-year- as Canada remembers the dedi- automotive and heavy equipment, to reflect and celebrate the diversity of www.fvrl.ca/. old said. cated men and women who have since he was 19. Coleman, who served a tour served in conflicts all over the When he returned from his of Afghanistan in 2008, has been world, Coleman thought it was the tour in Afghanistan, the company a member of the Canadian Forces perfect time to show his apprecia- he was working for was hit hard 2013 reserves since he was 17. He is still tion. by the recession, forcing it to shut a reservist and sergeant in the 15th Coleman donated all of the down some of its locations and lay Field Artillery Regiment. proceeds from oil changes done employees off. CAMPAIGN And while he avoided major last Friday to Honour House. “I thought it was a good time injuries himself, others he knows Customers also received the stan- for me to strike out on my own have not been as fortunate. dard free interior vacuum of their because I always wanted to own my “Honour House does great work vehicle, coffee and a newspaper. own business,” he said. Thanks to the Greater Langleys, it has been a tremendous first year at the Aldergrove Thrift Store. Gateway of Hope will be celebrating the first anniversary of the Aldergrove Salvation Army Thrift Store on Saturday, Nov. 9. “It has been a fantastic year and the Langley/Aldergrove community is invited to participate in the celebrations,” said Troy Gaglardi, Director of Operations, Gateway of Hope. There will be hot food, live music, prizes, and in-store sales including 10 per cent off brand new mattresses. For the children there will be a three station bouncy castle and Madame Butterfly will be face-painting. Come at 9:30 a.m. for the Langley Mayors opening that will include

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r e b m e m e R l We Wil Remembrance Day Services in Aldergrove Flags represent nationalism, freedom and pride, and on November 11, hundreds of them will represent sacrifices made at war. At 11am, radio and TV signals will stop. Businesses and schools, factories and farms will be silent all across Canada. The Royal Canadian Legion is asking all Canadians to stop, pause and reflect on war, peace and remember those who

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By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star Aldergrove Secondary’s History 12 class was treated to a visit by World War II veteran John Palen on Oct. 30. Now 90, Palen clearly recalled the details of his experiences as a 19 year old tail-gunner in a Lancaster bomber, who flew in 58 missions over Nazi-occupied Europe. Born on Dec. 1, 1922 in Haliburton, Ontario, Palen and his family moved to Toronto in 1932 where he completed his high school years. On graduation he enlisted in the RCAF in 1942 and was sent overseas in July 1943, where he was posted to an RAF Bomber Squadron as a tail gunner on Lancaster bombers. He flew bombing operations over Germany and occupied Europe from December 1943 to December

As a tail gunner he was crammed into a small perspex bubble outfitted with Browning machine guns at the tail end of the bomber. It was a very cramped space and Palen wore a flying suit, harness, life preserver and flying boots, while his parachute hung on the other side of the hatch inside the fuselage. To improve visibility crews usually cut a hole in the perspex for the gunner but this also allowed a blast of cold air to enter.

World War II veteran John Palen visited the Aldergrove Secondary history class on Oct. 30. Harry Hunt photo

On his second mission over the German city of Magdeburg his Lancaster was attacked by a German JU-88 fighter. A shell struck directly below Palen’s turret, which shattered the perspex, jammed the doors and destroyed the controls that fired the Brownings. The shell also started a fire inside the fuselage, which was put out Tail-gunner bubble. by the crew, but Palen was submitted photo stranded, helpless, inside the

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The Lancaster landed safely in Yorkshire, however, and Palen lived to fly another 56 missions. He returned to Canada in 1945 and was discharged with the rank of flying officer and decoration of the Distinguished Flying Cross. In July of 2012 Palen moved to Langley, where he resides

Palen is returning to Aldergrove Secondary School on Nov. 7 for the school’s Remembrance Day assembly, in the company of fellow World War II veteran Bud Freeston. The ceremony will feature several students dressed in WW2 era military uniforms, loaned by Ian Newby’s International Movie Services company in Aldergrove.

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Aldergrove Totem boys champs again Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove Senior Boys Soccer team have claimed a spot in the “AA” Fraser Valley High School Finals this Thursday, Nov 7. The Aldergrove Totems are this year’s 2013 Langley League champions and Upper Valley champions. The game will be held at Aldergrove Athletic Park main turf field at 3 p.m. Last year’s provincial finalists and Fraser Valley champions, Arch Bishop Carney, will be the opponents. This game is a rematch of last year’s Fraser Valley Final held at Arch Bishop Carney in Coquitlam. The Totems are eager for the rematch and looking forward to try and claim a championship banner for the school. Aldergrove earned the right to play in the final

with victories last week over Samuel Robertson Technical School from Maple Ridge and Mennonite Education Institute (MEI) of Abbotsford. The team has been playing extremely well, moving the ball very efficiently, causing their opponents to chase the play to attempt and gain possession. The wins last week have also guaranteed a spot in the Provincial Finals, Nov. 18-20 at the Burnaby Sports Complex. The top 16 teams in the province will meet to decide final rankings for 2013. Seeding into the B.C.’s will be determined after the Fraser Valley Final this Thursday. Good luck to the boys for the balance of the season.

Photo above, Aldergrove Secondary’s Brad Wightman (in white jersey) leads the attack in a 10-1 drubbing of Maple Ridge’s Samuel Robertson Technical School, Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Aldergrove. It was the first round of the Fraser Valley senior boys high school soccer championship.

Photo at right, Aldergrove Secondary’s Ryan Witowich (in white jersey) in a 5-0 win over Abbotsford’s MEI school at the Fraser Valley senior boys soccer playoffs, Thursday, Oct. 31 at Aldergrove Athletic Park. With the win Aldergrove are the Upper Valley champions and move into the Valley Finals, starting Thursday. Nov. 7 against Arch Bishop Carney at Aldergrove.

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The Aldergrove Kodiaks scored twice in the final four minutes to earn a 4-4 tie with the Richmond Sockeyes. The junior B hockey clubs squared off at the Aldergrove Arena on Oct. 30 and combined for a wild third period which saw six goals, including five in a span of 6:34. After a scoreless first period, Justin White opened the scoring for the visitors before Scott McHaffie tied things up eight minutes later. Stephen Ryan put the home side ahead with a power-play goal 1:48 into the third. And the score remained that way until about the 11:00 minute mark. The Sockeyes’ John Wesley and Cole Plotnikoff struck for goals 15 seconds apart and then Jackson Wanick made it 4-2 with another power play goal a couple of minutes later. But the Kodiaks cued the comeback with Kodi Schwartz making it 4-3 at 16:10 and then 90 seconds later, Kenny Prato scored on the power play. Neither team could score in overtime, despite eight shots for Richmond and six for Aldergrove. The final shots were 45-44 for the Sockeyes. Prato had a pair of helpers to finish with a three-point

night and first star while Adam Callegari had three assists for third star. Sockeye Waniek was second star with three points. Tate Sproxton made 41 saves for the Kodiaks. The tie pushed Aldergrove into a first-place tie with the Abbotsford Pilots atop the PJHL’s Harold Brittain Conference. Both teams had 21 points, although Abbotsford has since moved up to 25. Ridge Meadows, Mission and Port Moody trail in the conference at 13, nine and eight points, respectively. Over in the Tom Shaw conference Delta leads with 24 points, followed by Richmond (21), Grandview (19), North Vancouver (19) and North Delta (11). Kodiak Ryan remains the league scoring leader with 27 after 15 games, followed by Prato with 25 points. The Kodiaks were back in action on Nov. 6 (after Star press deadline; see website for update) when they hosted the Mission City Outlaws at the Aldergrove Arena. They travel to play North Delta Devils on Sat., Nov. 9, and the Delta Ice Hawks on Tues., Nov. 12. HARRY HUNT PHOTO The next home game is Wed., Aldergrove Kodiaks’s Spencer McHaffie and Richmond Sockeyes’ Adam Nishi chase the puck behind Richmond’s Nov. 13 vs Delta Ice Hawks. net in a 4-4 draw at Aldergrove Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 30. Game time is 7:15 p.m.

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Aldergrove Atom Vikings are the Tourney Champs! HARRY HUNT PHOTOS

Aldergrove Atom “C” Vikings’ Caleb Blaney (in photo at top left) sets up for a shot on North Delta Blades goalie in a 9-2 win in their first game Nov. 2 at the annual Atom Hockey Tournament hosted by Aldergrove, Nov. 2-3. With this win Aldergrove moved into the semi-finals, in which they once again defeated North Delta Blades, 7-5 on Sunday morning. In the Atom C finals the Aldergrove Vikings went on to win the championship with a 4-3 win over Poco. This shot on Poco (in photo top right) by Aldergrove Vikings’ assistant captain Camden Koch was saved by the goal post. The Vikings (seen with medals and trophy in photo at right) are coached by Brad Wheeler with assistants Daryl Quiring and Rob Lochovsky, and manager Charles Kristina.

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Aldergrove Secondary’s Sierra Gustafson (#10) leaps HARRY HUNT PHOTO high to defend her team’s court in senior girls’ volleyball versus Sardis Secondary, Oct. 29 at Aldergrove. Sardis Aldergrove’s Grace Macholz (in white jersey) takes it to the Surrey goal in Bantam C hockey action at Aldergrove Arena, Sunday, Nov. 3. went on to win the match.

Senior boys runner Nathan Wadhwari (#670) from Coquitlam’s Terry Fox school leads the pack heading for the finish line at the rain-drenched provincial high school cross country championships, held Saturday, Nov. 2 at Aldergrove Regional Park. Wadhwani was the first place winner in this category, followed closely by Liam Kennell (#580) of Oak Bay school.


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The Little Art Show - local Aldergrove artists in attendance at exhibition along with great food and special BC wines, Thursday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m. at Bob’s Steakhouse, 27083 Fraser Hwy. Info: 604-857-7725. Downsizing Workshop – hear some useful tips for preparing for, organizing, and simplifying your move, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Langley Senior Resource & Recreation Centre, 20605 - 51B Ave. Preregister at 604-530-3020. Dropins welcome. Novemberfest - Bradner Community Club hosts a fabulous Oktoberfest on Nov. 9 at Bradner Community Hall. Tickets available now until Nov. 4 only at Wilway and Hamilton Farms, $25 for dinner, the fun filled engaging and interactive Oktoberfest band SBahn and specialty beers available – bring your stein. Call Teresa for more information 604857-5760. Alice Cooper - Raise The Dead Tour, Thursday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $50 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, or by phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372). Craft and Bake Sale - hosted by Creekside Villa residents, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at 27435 - 29A Ave. Free coffee. Donations of non-perishable food items for Aldergrove Food Bank collected. Seniors Old Time Dance - Saturday, Nov. 16, 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273

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Street, $6 admission. Volunteer musicians (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, keyboard, accordion) come from Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, Hope, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey and White Rock. Featuring Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers on Nov. 30 and the Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers on Nov. 16. Aldergrove Pensioners and Seniors - on Monday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. the Aldergrove OAP 71 will be meeting. Attend and help keep the hall available for various groups. The B.C. Pensioners and Seniors Organization advocates for seniors with various governments. Seniors Fitness Exercises with qualified instructor, every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 Street. Cost is $6 per week. Abbotsford Women’s Connection - Silks and Trinkets Breakfast, Wed., Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. at Azalea Room’s Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Cost $11 featuring Gail Harrington’s Christmas ideas from her Silk Degrees shop. Speaker Ann Griffiths shares “Restoring a Legacy.� Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or Rose at 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com Seniors Carpet Bowling - every Thursday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3025 273 Street. Cost is $1 per week. 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

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three dances no experience. Info: call Tyler, 604-590-9039. 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 Free Music Drop-In Guitar Class - Classes every Thursday. 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. 2013 Your Town Throwdown - Country’s hottest ticket featuring Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan and Jason Blaine, Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca Abbotsford Genealogy Society - meeting Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the business meeting and speaker will follow. Chris Longley will give a presentation called “The

Birthday Book Mystery�. All are welcome. Info: see website: www. abbygs.ca Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley - meet 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. Theme is Norway and the Norwegian Consul General from Vancouver will speak about Norway. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Come with your culinary contribution and enjoy our usual potluck dinner and entertainment. Info: Len at 604-857-2740 or Eigil at 604870-8601, or email jensenke@ shaw.ca Book Sale - at Fort Langley Library,Tuesday to Saturday, Dec 10-14. Buy used books, puzzles, DVDs, music CDs, and more during regular opening hours. If you would like to donate your puzzles that are in good condition, drop them off at the Fort Langley Library. Gently used puzzles will be collected for the Book Sale until Nov. 28. Thank You For Caring – A Christmas Tea Fundraiser which hopes to raise $20,000 for the Langley Christmas Bureau, to be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m. at Cascades Casino Resort. Info: 604377-5319. Art Club - Do you paint or sketch? Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite. Bring your work in progress. First and third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. at Murrayville Library; 604533-0339. People in Pain Network - nonprofit organization which assists

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people living with all types of chronic pain. A new, free Fraser Valley support group begins this September at Aldergrove’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the third Tuesday each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at 26245 - 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: Dick via e-mail at dick@ pipain.com, or 604-928-0486. Garden Club - Fort Langley Library is looking for volunteers to help with their community garden plot. As a part of the Fort Langley Community gardens, the library will participate this year in creating a garden oasis of veggies, flowers, and much more, Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration appreciated. Aldergrove ESL Classes - Free English as Second Language classes every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. All are welcome. Boughs, Bows and Bells - Langley Community Chorus Christmas Concerts. The evening concert is at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, 20525 - 72 Ave., Langley. An afternoon matinee is at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1 at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 264 St., Aldergrove. The second matinee is at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 at Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Rd., Langley. Adult tickets $15, students are $10 and under six years old are free, available at the door 30 minutes before concert or from chorus members in advance. Info: see website www.langleychorus.org

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10:20am Procession – Leaves the Fort Langley Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road, heads south on Glover Road to the Fort Langley Cemetery cenotaph.

10:25am Parade – Procession leaves the Sal-Mart Thrift Store parking lot at 3111 - 272 Street, heads south along 272 Street to Fraser Highway, then west to the Aldergrove Legion at 26607 Fraser Highway.

10:40am Service at Fort Langley Cenotaph: Fraser Blues flypast, followed by refreshments at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall, 9160 Church Street and at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Road.

10:40am Service at Aldergrove Legion Cenotaph: Fraser Blues flypast, ceremony, followed by potluck lunch and entertainment at the Legion.

Langley Legion 20570 - 56 Avenue 604.534.3615 10:25am Parade – Procession leaves the Langley Legion Branch at 20570 - 56 Avenue, heads down the laneway, then south on 206 Street to Douglas Crescent, to the cenotaph at Douglas Park. 11am Service at Langley City Cenotaph: Fraser Blues flypast, ceremony, and moment of silence.

Murrayville Cemetery – Cenotaph 21405 - 44 Avenue 11am – Although no formal service will be held, residents often gather at the cenotaph to pay their respects on Remembrance Day. The Murrayville and Fort Langley Cemeteries have twin cenotaphs that were erected in 1921. More than 500 veterans are buried in the two cemeteries.

Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifices of those hundreds of thousands of Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for our homes, for our families, and our friends. They gave of themselves for a collection of traditions Canadians cherish, and a future we all believed in. They died for Canada. The meaning of their sacrifice and their valor rests with our collective national consciousness.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 4

FUNERAL HOMES

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 5

IN MEMORIAM

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 7

OBITUARIES

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 7

OBITUARIES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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The name your family has trusted for simple, affordable funeral service. Since 1961. Ask about our Dignity® Estate Fraud Protection

We’re here for you 24 hrs a day. 27555 - 31 Ave. Aldergrove

Ph: 604-857-0111

November 9, 2012 Samuel Abram Hamm

of Aldergrove, BC lost a battle with lung cancer at the age of 68.

NISSILA, Harry

Born in Carrot River, Saskatchewan October 19,1944, he worked hard even as a young child helping his parents David and Sarah. He felt honored to be included in the ranks of the Andres family as he grew up and still cherished those relationships til his dying day. Always a hard worker and a fast learner, with good creative problem solving skills. after a back injury he returned to school in the 90’s. He wore many hats during his lifetime, traveling with carnivals, working on ranches, running a feedlot, mechanics, snow removal, AirCare, landscaping, income tax, bartender, elections officer. His careers spanned 4 provinces, Manitoba to BC. Sam loved old and fast cars and lived two of his dreams, to go to Hot August Nights in Reno,and visit each of his grandchildren in Manitoba and Ontario in 2011. An avid Canucks fan, pin collector, had a great music collection, loved Old Time fiddlers, awesome dancer, a proud father and Grampa, always the photographer and a faithful friend. Good Neighbor Sam always was willing to reach out and help someone with a challenge, loved camping, feeding the birds, travel, wore a poppy year round, he believed that soldiers die every day for our safety.He was a man of faith who prayed for his family and friends and had a tender heart for folks in difficulty.He had a wonderful laugh and signature cowboy hat and boots. Coffee and ginger ale were his beverages and he loved to mention the weather like any good prairie survivor. His sense of humor and desire to help others will always be remembered. He was respected and loved by the Stockbrocks and McDougall families in BC and Manitoba. He and his late wife Alma had 4 children Sam jr, (Patsy) Debbie, Leslie (Arnold) and Richard, 5 grand children Carly, Walter, Chelsia, Ryan and Rayna. He is missed by all who knew him, especially fiance Pat Stockbrocks and her family. He was a faithful supportive member of our family,especially during the difficult times. A memorial remembrance will be held Saturday Nov 9th 2013 at 26440 29 Avenue 3-6 pm. Honor his memory with a random act of kindness.

ELSTONE, Evelyn Grace (formerly ZERKEE). Grace was called home to be with the Lord in the early hours of November 4, 2013, at the age of 96 years. She passed away peacefully at her home in Aldergrove, B.C. Predeceased by her husband Ed, Grace is survived by her sister Olive “Jo” Dunstan; her children, Dona (Gil) Turcotte, Della (Bill) Letkeman, Jim Zerkee and Ruby (Erv) Letkeman; her grandchildren, Mimi, Rick, Ron, Thomas, Sam, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Timothy and Joni. She leaves, also, 26 greatgrandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren. Born in Carbon, Alberta, Grace was the first of the two girls born to James and Florence Phillips. She enjoyed her career in nursing, both in B.C. and Ontario. Her last years were spent at the Lions Grove Estate, in Aldergrove, B.C. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, Nov. 8th, in the Activity Hall of Lions Grove Estate, 2888 273rd St., in Aldergrove.

Born Harry Alan Nissila on May 31. 1958, Harry passed away suddenly at his home in Aldergrove, BC on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the age of 55 years. Predeceased by his parents, Kalervo and Georgina Nissila, he is survived by his life partner Angela; his children, Krissi, Kyle and Maxine; his sisters, Carol and Barbara and his brother Ken. He leaves, also nieces and nephews, Jessica, Michael, Tyler, Adam and Daniel, his companion “Wolfie” and many dear friends. Visitation for family and friends will be from 7:00pm - 9:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 8, in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 27555 31 Ave., in Aldergrove. Celebration of Life to be at the Royal Canadian Legion in Aldergrove, from 2 - 4:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 9th.

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CHRISTMAS CORNER ABBOTSFORD CO-OP CRAFT FAIR ~ NOV 9th, 10am-4pm. 32855 Marshall Rd.

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COMING EVENTS St. Dunstan’s Church, 3025 - 264 St Aldergrove. Sat. Nov. 16th 1pm - 4pm Tea, Craft & Bake Sale.

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EDUCATION

DRIVERS The Abbotsford News, The Mission Record & Chilliwack Progress Are looking for two drivers to make deliveries of bulk newspapers to specific locations throughout the cities of Abbotsford, Mission & Chilliwack. Newspapers are picked up from our plant in Abbotsford. Takes approximately 4 - 6 hrs to complete each delivery area. Deliveries are to be made on Tuesday & Thursday between 4:00 am & 2:30 pm. Earn approximately $900.00 to $1800.00/month. Must have a 16 foot, 1 ton cube or a 3/4 ton cargo van. This is a permanent contract position. Interested parties please submit your resume and picture of vehicle to:

The Abbotsford News Black Press Circulation Department 34375 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5 604-870-4595 or email to: circulation@abbynews.com

HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

HELP WANTED

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

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager ONLINE! Graduates get access to all jobs posted with us. 33 years of success! Government certified.www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

Light Duty and Heavy Duty Cleaners required for Ultra Tech Cleaning Systems in downtown & Burnaby areas.

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

HAIRSTYLISTS WANTED Come join our Langley team!

If you’re looking for a warm comfortable team environment this is the salon for you!

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SIGN UP ONLINE! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

We are currently offering full time & part time positions in our unisex hair salon.

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CLEANERS

Must have experience. Good pay. Apply in person or email: 201-1420 Adanac St., Vancouver info@utcs.com

DELIVERY PERSONS

PHONE BOOKS

Mature persons with car or truck required to deliver Yellow Pages™ Telephone Directories to Surrey, Delta, Langley / Fort Langley and Aldergrove.

EARN MONEY delivering the Yellow Pages™Directories PDC Logistics Call: 1-800-661-1910 Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit: www.deliverYELLOW.ca

“We provide customers for Hairstylists that loves to cut hair!” Call Sam at 778-898-4120 or send your resume to samb@shaw.ca to set up an interview.

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GENERAL LABOURERS

HELP WANTED

INSIDE SALES ASSOCIATE/ ADMINISTRATIVE PERSON

Req. for Fabco Plastics, Surrey. A well ESTABLISHED national co. engaged in resale supply of process components and piping. Job requires processing of telephone order sales, may involve some physical warehouse duty. Technical knowledge or aptitude of fluid systems / components is an asset. Willing to train the right candidate! Potential for eventual advancement to outside sales.

Send resume: wstewart@fabcoplastics.com

GUARANTEED Job Placement Labourers, Tradesmen & Class 1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry.

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

LABOURERS Required Full-Time for local production facility in Aldergrove. Positions Start Immediately! Must have own transportation.

Please Fax Resume 604.856.5644

NOW HIRING! Delivery Drivers Must have your own reliable CARGO VAN (minimum ¾ ton) and clean driver abstract. 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 circulation@langleytimes.com


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HELP WANTED MANAGER

Langley Hospice Society is seeking a dynamic, career orientated individual for the f/t position of Manager, Store Operations for their Second Story Treasures Thrift Store in Walnut Grove. The manager is responsible for supervising overall store operations, staff and volunteer training and management, ensuring excellent customer service to shoppers and donors in this boutique thrift store environment. The successful candidate will have: a min. of 5 years retail/ management experience and experience and/or certification in volunteer management. For full job description visit: www.langleyhospice.com Please e-mail or fax resume and covering letter by November 21st, Attn: Sandra Castle, Executive Director, via email: sandracastle@ langleyhospice.com or fax: 604-530-8851. No phone calls please.

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

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. 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:

bpcampbellheights @gmail.com

WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTOR We are currently accepting applications for Entry Level PartTime Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, teamorientated environment. We offer a starting wage of $12.95; effective December 1st our starting wage will increase to $13.80 with an attractive incentive program and increases as you progress. EV Logistics also offers students with flexible working schedules, giving you an opportunity to earn an income while going to school. Successful applicants will have a safety-first attitude, available for day, afternoon and weekend coverage, have reliable transportation and proficient English communication skills. EV Logistics is a grocery distribution for one of Western Canada’s largest grocery retailers and is a winner of multiple coveted industry safety awards and is a COR certified facility. If you’re looking for long-term employment with career growth, want to work in a fun and safe environment, then EV Logistics wants to hear from you! Apply on-line at: www.evlogistics.com

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THE Cascades, a residential care home in Chilliwack is seeking RNs. FT & Casuals. Resume & Cover letter to jobs@balticproperties.ca or fax: 604-795-5693

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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: btelford@livecrown.com FRASER SHINGLING & EXTERIORS LTD. - Wanted Aluminum and Vinyl siding installers. Full Crews with own equipment only. Contact Giselle at 780 962 1320, or at giselle@fraserexteriors.com

Lower Mainland Ready Mix Supplier looking for a F/T Mechanic/Welder

MIND BODY SPIRIT

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

WONDERFUL Massage

www.paintspecial.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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

Prestige Painters

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.

•Condos •Townhomes •House Interiors Free Estimates!

Call: Chris 604-351-5001

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www.prestigepainters.ca

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JR. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Needed Immediately! Monday - Friday No graveyards! No travel!

This position reports directly to the Maintenance Mgr. / Engineer in a cooperative team enviro. You will carry out a variety of general / preventative maint. activities throughout our plant & equipment, as well as monitor our waste water treatment facility.

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

338 LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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ELECTRICAL

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

GARDENING

GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Call Ian 604-724-6373

SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD.

www.skyviewroofingltd.com Fall Special 15% Off. 604-317-4729

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

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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 P/B PAPILLON PUPS, adorable, 8 wks, 1st shots. Ready to go to loving home $950 firm. 604-944-6502

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

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

FUEL

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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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.

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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).

HOMES FOR RENT

ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, N/P. $1050/mo. Dec 1st. Drive by 3015 270 St. Ph: 604-617-9373 SURREY 90/136 LARGE 2 bdrm bsmnt suite $850 incl cble/util/own washer 604-597-0908 Avail now!

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SUITES, LOWER

ALDERGROVE 1 bdrm bsmt ste, 4 appls, priv ent. Dec 1. NP/NS. $675 incl util. Refs req 604-607-0647 ALDERGROVE 2 bdrm gr/lvl suite, sep livrm & kitch, full bath, avail now. $650 incl utils. 604-856-1165. Aldergrove 2 bdrm sep ent clse to all schl park library transit. Cbl/hydro incl. Micro. No ldry. NS/NP $850mo OR room for rent $500 with sh common area. Avail now. Refs & credit chk. 604-657-4995

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly &

Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855

ALDERGROVE: Gloucester area 1 Bdrm bsmt suite, W/D, $1000/mo Avail immed. Ph: 604-649-3557. LGE 2 BR Basement suite avail immed, Sry, laundry & utilities, n/s, n/p, $950, close to all amenities, 604-889-6167

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SHOWERS, Walk-in & Slide-in Bathtubs for Safe, Accessible Bathing. Free Renos thru HAFI grants. aquassure.com 1-866-404-8827

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! 604-626-9647

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

Starting from $99.00

PERSONAL SERVICES

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

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.

MINI GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES $1750 - 3 males. Ready early Dec. minigoldendoodlestolove.ca 1-877-534-2667

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cups, ready to go now, 3 males. $700. Call 604794-7347

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DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

(UNIQUE) RELAXATION BODY CARE 604-859-2998 ~ In-suite shower #4 - 2132 Clearbrook Road, Abby

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RENTALS

REAL ESTATE

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

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

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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.

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AUTO FINANCING

Call 604-856-6500

GUTTER CLEANING

Please email all resumes to Barbara@megacranes.com or Fax: 604.599.5250

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COURSE CEDAR HOG FUEL

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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 .

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

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We provide great training, benefits, and a fun family atmosphere! If you possess the skills, and have a desire to grow and develop, submit your resume to Pat Phipps at: pphipps@unifirst.com

TOWER CRANE TECHNICIAN

CAIRN TERRIER Puppies. Home raised, Shots, dewormed. $450. 778-808-0570, 604-859-1724

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RECREATIONAL

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CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

You must possess a min. class 5 boiler ticket (power engineer) and have basic maintenance knowledge; hydraulic, electric, pneumatic skills.

NOW HIRING!!! Speedy Glass, Langley FT, Experienced Vehicle Glass Technician! Competitive Pay and Great Benefits! Must have valid drivers license. Automotive experience an asset. Drop into our location at 102-20010 64th Ave, Langley, BC or send resume to: recruitment@belroncanada.com

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BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for loving homes. $975. Langley area. 778-241-5504.

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

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

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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

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TRANSPORTATION

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)

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Email: hr@magnumconcrete.com JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

TREE SERVICES

REAL ESTATE

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates

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

D 3 years welding exp. preferred D Knowledge of air and electrical systems required D CVI cert. a benefit D Must have your own hand and air tools D Able to work unsupervised

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604-746-6777

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TREE & STUMP

New GIRLS, New LOOK, New Management!

TRADES, TECHNICAL

F/T MECHANIC/WELDER

Production Worker Black Press

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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! #20 - 27272 - 32ND AVENUE

$189,900

$549,900

2613-270B STREET

RANCHER ON 4.42 ACRES WALK TO SCHOOLS

TWIN FIRS

26 ACRES 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.

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

Dan Flokstra

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

604-857-1100

$525,000

WANTED

ANY SIZE ANY PRICE ANY CONDITION Call

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2275-240 STREET

$629,900

PRICE REDUCED!

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.

Dan Flokstra

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RANCHER ON 4.42 ACRES

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Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

2861 BERGMAN STREET

$739,900

1 ACRE WITH 2500 SQ. FT. RANCHER

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

Call

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

1/4 ACRE LOT

$ 419,900

$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

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26489- FRASER HWY

604-857-1100

#34 - 27456 - 32ND AVENUE

NEED ROOM? Check out this one!

Check out this one almost 1500 sq ft on main floor and was a custom built home with upgraded everything in a great neighborhood. New vinyl windows and an open plan eating area/ bakers dream kitchen/livingroom area. Could be easily suited and has a terrific fully developed back yard with water feature fire pit and large patio as well! Have a look and bring an offer today..

$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

3234-275 STREET

LISTINGS

27691 DOWNES ROAD

604-857-1100

#92 - 27044 - 32ND AVENUE

$209,900

FIRST TIME BUYERS ALERT

SOLD 1/4 acre lot right between commercial zoned property and a township parkland. Property has a frontage access road so you are not right on Fraser Hwy. Make an offer – small home is in reasonable shape.

Call

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

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.

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

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

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WINTER

USED VEHICLE CLEAROUT

MURRAY KIA

NOW IN ABBOTSFORD

THESE PREOWNED VEHICLES ARE PRICED TO MOVE! UNSOLD CLEAROUT INVENTORY MAY BE SOLD TO OTHER DEALERS OR GO TO AUCTION. PRICES GOOD UNTIL SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH AT 6PM.

2013 NISSAN ROGUE #D0103A

2008 RAM 1500 SLT

2009 FORD RANGER

Payload package, 8ft box. JTA12884

Laramie, quad cab, 4x4. PT817927

Super cab, 4x4, sport. UT916390

$13,686

$14,686

$11,668

2010 F-150 4X4

$

31,900

2013 KIA RIO 5 LX

2013 KIA SORENTO

#DK026A

$

#P7453A

14,900

$

2011 TOYOTA TACOMA 2013 NISSAN FRONTIER #P7538A

2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA

2009 CHEVY COLORADO

2008 ESCAPE HYBRID

Quad cab, 4x4. PTA24485

4x4. UT919874

XLT, 4x2. PT897626

$25,688

$8,968

$10,968

$

#P7568A

33,900

$

2013 HYUNDAI SONATA #PK005A

2004 NISSAN MURANO

2010 HONDA ODYSSEY

2012 FIAT 500

SL, AWD. UT417949

8passenger, DVD. UTA04550

Sport. UCC23920

$11,266

$23,686

$13,968

$

24,900

2012 KIA RONDO 2008 MUSTANG LX

2006 MUSTANG GT

Converible. UC802063

Convertible. UC633809

2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER Pw, pl, air, tile, cruise. UC518393

$14,686

$15,966

$4,966

H/Back #P7505A

$

17,900

2005 SUBARU LEGACY

2009 EDGE LTD

4x4, pw, pl, air, tilt, cruise. UT642707

Sedan, 4x4. UC500332

AWD, leather. UT903269

$9,686

$8,686

$19,686

#P7501B

$

17,900

#PK004A

$

#P7547A

27,900

2012 NISSAN ALTIMA #D0497B

$

19,900

2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT #DK059A

14,900

2010 HONDA CIVIC $

#P7569A

18,900

2012 NISSAN VERSA $

2007 HONDA RIDGELINE 2006 JEEP LIBERTY

#D0093A

$

2013 NISSAN MAXIMA

28,900

2012 HONDA FIT

24,900

$

9,900

2010 HYUNDAI TUCSON #PK006A

15,900

$

22,900

All prices do not include taxes, license or admin fee of $499. Vehicles not exactly as shown, see dealer for complete details. All leases are 20000km.

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