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The lack of an emergency shelter for homeless youth in Langley is forcing help agencies to send them to other municipalities, depriving them of support in their own community. “We are losing a lot of youth,” said Alison Cartier, the youth homelessness initiative supervisor at Aldergrove Neighborhood Services. “We have to send them away . . . to where they can access a bed.” Cartier was speaking to an afternoon meeting of Township council on Dec. 9. At that time, she said, there were five homeless youth from Langley who were living in emergency shelters outside the Township, one as far away as the North Shore. Cartier and community support worker Melody Leskun were making a case for two youth emergency shelters with five beds in the Township, one in Aldergrove and one in the City of Langley. There would be two permanent beds and one “swing bed” in each location that would be available as needed. The Township’s share of the cost of the proposed two-year, $148,000 pilot project would be $2,000 a month. Cartier said the beds would give counsellors more time to find solutions that keep young homeless people living in their own community, something that makes them more likely to accept help. “Without a space [locally] it’s difficult even to get them to get out of the cold,” Leskun said. “It’s hard to have long-term success with short-term stays,” Cartier said. “They want to live here,” Cartier added. “They deserve the opportunity to live here.” Starting Point, the Eastleigh Crescent storefront office operated by Langley’s homeless outreach services in partnership with Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services, has worked with 138 homeless individuals who are under age 25 since June, 2010. The office has been able to find employment, financial assistance and stable housing for less than half — about 60. Local youth housing and placement support workers have a monthly caseload of 15 individuals under the age Melody Leskun (left) and Alison Cartier of 20. Council made no decision on the request for funding. Councillor Steve Ferguson was sympathetic, telling the delegation that “youth homelessness strikes a button with us all.” Councillor Kim Richter had her doubts, saying the municipality was being asked to fund what should be a provincial government responsibility. “It’s a social services issue,” Richter said.
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Harry Hunt ‘appreciation night’ set for January 15 Aldergrove Star
Demonstrating the lengths and heights he will go to, Harry Hunt climbs a ladder to get a photo of soccer teams in an Aldergrove park.
Many of you know Harry Hunt. He is the gentleman who comes to the arena, schools and sports fields and takes pictures at many events, games and tournaments, and then makes sure those pictures get printed in The Aldergrove Star, where he is a freelancer in his retirement years. He has been an integral part of the Aldergrove community for as long as anyone can remember. Over the years, since his youth he has been a player, then a coach and mentor of many sports enthusiasts, especially his favorites of rugby and hockey. His spirit and dedication are admirable and have made a huge impact on this community. Unfortunately, he and his fam-
ily have been experiencing some hard times recently. His health has not been great in his senior years and his wife Betty’s health is currently even worse. She is suffering from cancer and her prognosis is not good. Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association has set aside $200 to provide meals to the Hunt family. As well, a group of community volunteers are putting together a “Harry Hunt Appreciation Night” on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Aldergrove Kodiaks game to try to raise some money for the family and help show them how much the community appreciates all that he has done. The community asking for your support in whatever way you can.
The hope is to fill the arena with as many minor hockey players and parents as possible, as well as players and parents from the many other sports Harry has covered over the years. In addition, organizers are looking for silent auction items and/or donations, and also some additional volunteers to help put this night together. Please contact Debbie Jones if you are able to help in any way. You can call or text Debbie at 604-8422024 or email her at ldrbjones13@ gmail.com/. An account has also been set up at the Aldergrove Credit Union if you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation. The account number for Harry Hunt’s family is 676410.
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Who knows what life has in store for us as we round each bend? Joy or sorrow? Triumph or tragedy? Good health or illness? In 1994, Diana Frances and Randy Bysouth barely survived a horrific motorcycle accident in the Okanagan, a physically and emotionally crushing blow from which they took years to recover. But recover they could, and did. There is no such remedy for Randy’s mother, or for the more than 70,000 other British Columbians known to have various forms of dementia. Although great progress continues to be made towards halting this terrible affliction, there is, as yet, no cure. Helen Bysouth has Lewy Body dementia, a disease that impacts only between five and 15 per cent of dementia sufferers, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Now 89 (she is set to turn 90 in June), she was diagnosed in 2008 but recognized some symptoms of cognitive decline in herself as early as 2005. Her husband of 66 years, Eric Bysouth — a man widely recognized as one of Langley’s most outstanding citizens — died in October 2012. Helen now lives at Zion Park Manor in Cloverdale, not far from the home of Randy and Diana, who say she receives excellent care there. Another son, Kerry, and his wife Marilyn live in Chilliwack, and a daughter, Brenda Bysouth, and her
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Diana Frances and Randy Bysouth husband John Fryer live in Victoria. The Bysouth clan is large and very connected, but the mantle of caregiving — practical and emotional — falls mostly upon elder son Randy and his wife. Diana, whose c.v. includes florist, actress and coach, was at first floored when her momin-law was diagnosed. “I’d only read Jane Eyre” (which deals in a very 19th-century way with dementia), she says. “I had to learn so much.” Alzheimer’s disease is still the most common form of dementia, and one to which people seem to find it easier to respond. But not all people
with dementia exhibit the same symptoms. “People would keep coming up to Mom, asking her if she remembered them,” says Randy, his voice carrying a mixture of amusement and annoyance. In Lewy Body dementia, although abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein inside the brain’s nerve cells interrupt cranial messages, life is not a race downhill. Randy and Diana credit a noticeable recent improvement in Helen’s condition to the de-stressing that followed her husband’s severe illness and death. “She was an extremely
capable woman. She used to have 30 people for Christmas dinner,” Randy says. “Whatever else is happening in a person’s life, the real person — the soul — is still there,” Diana adds. Randy, a former 25-year IBM computer specialist, and Diana are honorees of the 2014 LangleyAldergrove-Abbotsford Walk for Memories in aid of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. (ASBC), set for January 26 at the Aldergrove Athletic Park. Both are active participants in ASBC support and discussion groups and they have bravely stepped up to be the “poster faces” of the many hundreds of area caregivers whose lives have been impacted by dementia. For many people, news that a loved one has dementia can be as terrifying as (or even more terrifying than) that confirmation is to the person diagnosed. Denial is among the many negative reactions. “A lot of people, caregivers, miss out on the upside, because they’re scared,” Randy explains. “And there is a lot of upside. “Postponing the inevitable makes it harder to accept. You will miss the involvement. Joyful moments work both ways. A smile is worth a million bucks.” “It’s a pleasure to see improvement, if you know what will help,” Diana adds. When it comes to help, Randy and Diana rely heavily upon ASBC resources, especially those provided by ASBC
Langley-Surrey support and education co-ordinator Rose Puszka. Educational services are free and sharing information among caregivers is one source of tremendous support. “It’s so beneficial to learn from others what is happening in people’s lives, what solutions there are,” Randy says. “We are very privileged to have these resources and it’s a shame not more people do [access them],” he adds. Both honorees highly recommend a book by Jolene Brackey, called Creating Moments of Joy, along with a healthy dose of optimism. “If there can be remission with dementia, with help, care and love, we can stall this,” Diana says. If you would like to sup-
port our local “group hug” to raise funds for the ASBC and awareness of dementia, please go to walkformemories. com and click on the Langley, Aldergrove and Abbotsford link. Registration is free and you can sign up as an individual or as a team/family and set your own fundraising goals. The Jan. 26 event (it starts at noon, rain or shine) will feature live entertainment for all the family, a BBQ and an official ribbon-cutting by Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese. If you would like more information about dementia and the help available, please contact Rose Puszka at the Langley Resource Centre, 604-533-5277.
Eric and Helen Bysouth with their first great-grandchildren in the fall of 2008.
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VICTORIA – Here are a few things I’d like to see in B.C. political life in the coming year, but won’t. An orderly schedule of legislature sittings, one in the spring and one in the fall. I canvassed this topic with Premier Christy Clark in our year-end interview, and got the usual runaround about how it’s always been optional since old Gordon what’s-hisname set the schedule of sittings and elections more than a decade ago. Spring is for the budget and MLAs sit in the fall if they need to discuss legislation. They need to all right, but what governments want to do is ram it through as fast as they can, so that’s what they do. The last couple of years of this have been a sham worthy of a South American banana republic, with three chambers running simultaneously and opposition members trying to prepare as they run down the hallways. It leads to mistakes in new laws and adds to the public’s cynicism about the whole business, but it gets things done with minimum exposure of the government to criticism. Stephen Harper would approve. A political debate about real issues, rather than just a competition to score points in an endless election campaign. I appreciate that this is hopelessly naive, but setting
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aside enough time to consider issues could, at least in theory, lead to that happening occasionally. Certainly the hastily staged mock combat of our legislature today isn’t winning new friends for any political party. The main growth area today is people who have given up on the whole thing. An opposition with ideas. The B.C. NDP will have another leadership contest in 2014, and they’d better bring more modern policy to the table than they had in the last one. Remember the big issues in that pillow-fight? Me neither. I had to look them up. Health care? Local organic carrots into the hospital food. Forest industry? A job protection commissar to force the mills to stay open. Resource development? They’re for it, unless you’re against it. These guys need a Tony Blair-type makeover. They need to be for something, and they need to leave the past behind. Media that care about more than conflict. News organizations are in bad shape these days, and the competition for a rapidly fragmenting audience is having some ugly effects. One thing that needs to go is obsessive coverage of who’s winning and who’s losing. If the news media are going to be interested mainly in the
gaffes and gotcha moments, is it any surprise that’s what politicians try to provide? The Canada Post announcement that it has to wind up home delivery offers a recent example. Is it really so outrageous for the CEO to suggest that walking to the corner is good exercise? When there’s a 24-hour news cycle to fill, it’s a scandal! How many people know that Canada Post’s unfunded pension liabilities amount to $6.5 billion, as it continues to pay a dwindling workforce to hand out mostly advertising flyers? Should they just keep doing that until they run out of cash? Are taxpayers really expected to maintain another two-tier service that’s only available to selected urban people? Facts to go with opinions. Whether it’s the government’s fantasy figures on job creation or the opposition’s arithmetic-challenged child poverty claims, serious problems can’t be understood, much less solved, without defining them accurately. Submitting government advertising to scrutiny by the Auditor General to make sure it is accurate and non-partisan would be a good place to start. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: email@example.com
After a season of over-indulging, many Canadians will wake up Jan. 1 and say this is the year they get heart-healthy. That wake-up call to become more active and eat better can’t come a moment too soon, according to the Canadian Medial Association. The CMA’s latest report on the nation’s heart health says we’re not doing very well — in fact, we’re almost on life support. Across the nation, fewer than 10% of Canadian adults meet the criteria for “ideal” cardiovascular health, which means most still don’t get enough exercise (at least 30 minutes of walking per day), and most don’t eat properly (consuming five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day). People are getting heavier and we see this everywhere, and in our own waistlines, which seem to expand with each passing year. But adults aren’t alone in risky health behaviours. According to the study, only about 20% of kids between 12 and 19 years are making lifestyle choices to keep them healthy — including being active for an hour or more a day. Where is all this heading? The bad news is unless people’s habits change, there will be more incidences of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart attacks and stroke. If you think our hospitals are crowded now, imagine what the wards will be like a few years from now. The sad part is that many baby boomers are planning for long lives, Unless they make changes now, however, they will be sick or disabled for 10 of those years, according to a Heart and Stroke Foundation report released in 2013. Ironically, most boomers think they are healthy but in fact many are stressed, sedentary, eat poorly and drink too much alcohol. Could this be the year Canadians change those statistics and turning this unhealthy ship around? Pass the veggies while we think about it.
A ‘priceless’ dollar store ‘gift’ Editor: Christmas came a little early for me this year. I had lost my engagement ring in the spring and my husband was talking about buying me a new one. I wasn’t enthusiastic about the idea - I couldn’t imagine replacing the ring I had worn for 18 years. I first realized my ring was missing while working in the garden so naturally thought it was gone forever. The only other possibility was that I had lost it on a trip to the Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre earlier that day but I ruled this out at the time. In mid-November I happened to be in Best Value $ Plus and decided to follow up on an earlier idea that I might have lost it in the card rack and asked the owner Hong Jeong if he had a ‘lost and found’. He took my name and phone number and said he would ask his staff, who happened to be his wife, Anna Jeong. When I returned a few days later, I was overjoyed to discover that my ring had indeed been found and, even more amazing, that Hong and Anna had kept it safe and returned it to me after all these months. Needless to say, hugs and handshakes ensued and I have since had my ring made smaller so it won’t fall off again. My husband and I wish to express our appreciation for the honesty of Mr. and Mrs. Jeong and to let everyone know how fortunate we feel to have business people with such integrity our community. The Christmas Spirit is alive and well all year ‘round in Aldergrove. Marilyn Fischer, Aldergrove
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1. When Premier Christy Clark took the stage after her upset election win May 14, the first thing she said was: A: I’m going to Disneyland! B: Well, that was easy! C: Oh no, now I have to pay off the debt! D: Socialism is dead!
4. How has the province said it would raise money to pay for a promised new bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel? A. Tax increases B. Toll like the Port Mann Bridge. C. Small tolls on all Metro Vancouver bridges and major roads D. It hasn’t 5. What admission to U.S. border guards did some B.C. residents find can be deemed a “crime of moral turpitude” and result in America barring your
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2. How many proposed liquefied natural gas export proposals are there on the B.C. coast, according to the premier’s latest estimate? A: four B: six C: eight D: ten 3. After winning $25 million in the lottery, Terrace construction worker Bob Erb gave sixfigure donations to: A. Local anti-poverty and other community groups B. Pay for $300,000 in dental work for locals who couldn’t afford it. C. Provide cars and trucks for people he considered needy. D. Sensible BC marijuana legalization campaign E. All of the above
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8. Since his triumph in the HST referendum, former premier Bill Vander Zalm has campaigned against: A: An alleged secret global surveillance system using smart meters B: An alleged secret global climate control scheme using “chemtrails” C: An alleged secret European Union plot to control world finance through consumption taxes D: All of the above 9. What’s the transportation ministry’s solution to prevent the new Port Mann Bridge from dropping more ice bombs onto cars? A. A system of scrapers and brushes along each cable to remove ice B. Aerial drones that spray the cables with de-icing solution C. A flock of seagulls trained to peck loose ice chunks D. Closing the bridge and waiting for ice to melt 10. What did Metro Vancouver mayors propose in 2013 as a new way to raise money for cash-strapped TransLink? A. $5 toll at the border on all vehicles heading south to the USA B. Regional sales tax of up to 0.5 per cent C. Adding magnets to new SkyTrain fare gates to suck loose change out of pockets D. Forcing SeaBus passengers to row to help save on fuel costs
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Lucky 13, or not! Driver blogs at SKUSA Super nationals By JORDAN REDLIN Aldergrove Star
After several weeks out of the kart, a long travel day, and feeling sick from the flu, it was a relief to be sitting on the grid ready to do battle at the SKUSA Super nationals in Las Vegas. This was going to be my last junior race and as one of only two Canadian drivers entered I was determined to show what I could do against 79 other international drivers in my class. The first practice session went well, I learned the track fast and immediately felt comfortable driving close to the barriers. In the second and third session, we worked through some engine technicalities but in the fourth and final session the engine was good and I placed just outside the top ten. Placing inside the P1 group is really important at the Super nationals. As we were preparing the kart for Thursday practice, Eddie Tinini, the owner of CRG karting, visited the CRG West tent. He gave my mechanics and I some very valuable set up information and his help was greatly appreciated. I thought, â€œWow, I just meet the owner of CRG and discussed setup with him.â€? I really felt the commitment he has to the product and the performance of the drivers that use it. A few finishing touches on our set up and we were ready for the final day of practice. Thursday practice came early as our class was running in the morning, and I didnâ€™t get any sleep! The antici-
pation was hard to overcome but a bit of coffee and some pre-workout energizer 20 minutes before my first session and I was ready to go. I felt comfortable with the setup and we started to prepare for qualifying. At a race this important the team follows changes in the weather very closely and it looked like the weather was going to be a big factor in the next few hours, and they were right. We spent all of the afternoon getting the kart ready for full wet conditions and we needed it. RAIN, RAIN, RAIN, was the talk Friday morning, and everyone in the paddock was scrambling for rain tires. We were prepared and had one set for racing if we needed it but in the 17 year history of the Super nationals they have never had days and days of it. We went out for the warm-up and got the layout of the track, now with water on it, as much as five inches of water in some sections. We made a few small adjustments and felt ready to qualify. I pushed hard in qualifying but never felt satisfied with a lap. Qualifying 13th overall, I would start each of my heats in group A, row 4. This position turned out to be good as I was close enough to the front to get a good start each time but not so close to get pushed off. My first two heat races were good, a sixth place finish in the first and a eighth place in the second meant that I was in good shape points wise going into the final heat. I got a good start and made up ground coming out of turn one, entering turn two, however,
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Aldergroveâ€™s Jordan Redlin kart races at Las Vegas this past season. was a different story. I was hit hard 13th major event of the year, qualifrom behind and spun so quickly fied 13th overall and I would start the that one of the drivers behind had no main in 13th. I was really hoping that choice but to drive right over top of the number 13 was lucky, especially since we were in Las Vegas. me. As soon as I woke up on Super Luckily there was no damage and I was able to get going again quickly Sunday I checked the weather, although it did push me down the SUNSHINE, oh yeah. I arrived at the field to around 25th place. I raced track earlier than normal to help with hard and was able to make some great our dry setup. We knew that it was passes and ended up finishing the competitive and my confidence was third heat in 16th. This would give high for the main. I lined up for the me 30 points overall and a 13th place start and it was clear right away that starting position in the final. The level the start was going to be tough. A of competition in the field was very number of drivers got together on the high and the team was confident that warm up lap, tensions were running we could mount a challenge from high as none of the drivers had raced on a dry track for two days. that position. After a couple of start attempts The number 13 was starting to come up more and more, this was my the driver directly in front of me had
an issue and that allowed me to move up a full row. One less kart to pass on my way to the front. We all came up the main straight and took the green. My row had a great start and we got the jump on the outside row, by the time I got to turn one I had moved from 13th to fifth. I turned into turn one and drove through the apex, just when I was picking up the throttle the driver behind me decided to use me as his brakes and collided with my rear bumper, and since he hit me on an angle it spun me around. Suddenly I had 36 karts blasting past me. Not again! I spun back around and attacked the track. Lap after lap I passed karts but with some of the best drivers in the world it became tougher and tougher to close the gaps as I moved to the front. In the end I finished 24th overall. It was my last junior race as now my new challenge will be racing with the seniors next year. Iâ€™ve been fortunate to have learned from many great drivers and mechanics. The list is long but I would like to say a special thanks to everyone who has helped me out. Thanks to Cody Schindel from Canadian Karting News, Mr. Tinini, Mario Alfreider, Darko Orcic, Tyler Dueck, Fikse Wheels, Kodiak Aerospace, Screenguild Signs, West Coast Metal Recycling and especially the crew at CRG West and PSL Karting for giving me the opportunity to represent them this year at the Super Nationals. Bigger and better for 2014!
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Patience is a virtue that pays off By GARY AHUJA Aldergrove Star
Good things come to those who wait. Those words hold such significance to Andre Gress, that he has them tattooed across his arm. “But that is the type of guy he is,” explained his teacher, Sensei Leo van den Boogaard. “I say it to him — ‘put your nose to the grindstone, don’t say anything and keep training, and good things will come.’” “People want things, but they don’t always want to put the time in,” van den Boogaard added. “I see this as an instructor because I have had well over a thousand students in my dojo and it is not for everybody.” “He stuck with it and it is a real testament to him and his perseverance,” van den Boogaard said. Van den Boogaard has been practising karate for 40 years and has run a Langley branch of the Mas. Oyama’s Kyokushin
Karate out of the Douglas Park Recreation Centre since 1993. Prior to that, he ran a dojo out of Newton. Van den Boogaard estimates that out of about every 1,000 students, one will successfully complete the required testing and be awarded their black belt. But when Gress started the sport 15 years ago at the age of eight, aspiring to earn his black belt was not the goal. It was simply something his parents put him in in order to keep the Aldergrove child busy and active. “It went from being an extracurricular activity that my parents encouraged me to do to being a lifestyle for me,” said Gress, who is now 23. “It is something that has developed me as the person I am today.” Kyokushin is a style of stand-up, full contact karate that has been practised since1954. It is rooted in a philosophy of selfimprovement, discipline and hard training.
But all of the time he has put into working towards his black belt, has been worth it. “I knew one day I would get my black belt,” he said. “It has been a journey. It’s something you have to be patient with, I understood the benefit of being absolutely ready for testing.” The belt system sees a person begin as a white belt, then orange, blue, yellow, green, brown and then black. There is a lengthy and stringent two-year process in going from a brown to the black belt. The first step is a formal application, which must be sponsored by their instructor. Each candidate must have a valid first aid and CPR certificate and a NCCP coaching certificate. They must also attend a minimum number of winter and summer camps and have participated in certain official tournaments.
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Andre Gress strikes a pose. That wraps up the application process and next comes a winter camp in March where they write a formal exam, demonstrate their boardbreaking ability — they must break seven to 10 boards using three different techniques (knife hand, elbow, kick, fist)
— and then be interviewed by their superiors on why they are doing this. The next step is a three-hour practical exam where they are tested on technical ability, physical strength — they must be able to do a minimum of 100 pushups, sit-ups,
squats and perform a handstand — and then display their forms and kata. The final leg of the exam consists of a summer camp where the candidates participate in special grading classes, and finish the camp with their respective sparring/ knockdown fights. Each degree of black belt must fight 10 other black belts or higher grades, for 90 seconds apiece, consecutively. So Gress fought 10 as he was going for his first degree black belt. Going for his second degree would mean he fought 20, and so forth. He passed his final test back in August, and received his official black belt at a special ceremony held at the Douglas Park Recreation Centre on Dec. 3. Gress called the pursuit of the black belt a milestone in his life. “It really made me value being patient and asking myself how badly did I want to do this,” he
said. Gress says his journey to the black belt has taught him quite a bit. “There is more to than just learning to fight in our style,” he explained. “It is about valuing not just the things you have in life, but valuing yourself, what you are able to do do and how big of a drive you need to have.” “I would say all of this has really disciplined me. Van den Boogaard has trained about six other black belts in his 20-plus years as an instructor, all of whom have gone on to open their own dojos. Gress may very well open his own dojo one day down the road, but for the time being, he is focused on finishing his schooling. Gress, who is studying in the creative writing program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and aspires to be a screenwriter, wants to use what he has learned through karate to teach people about values.
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Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley, pursuant to Sections 26 and 94 of the Community Charter S.B.C. 2003, c. 26, to dispose of Township owned land, the particulars of which are as follows:
Recycle your Christmas tree by donation at the following events: Trees must be bare, with no decorations or tinsel.
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Thursday, January 9 | 7 - 9pm Community Participation, Infrastructure, and Environment Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room
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Tuesday, January 7 | 7:30 - 9:30pm Heritage Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room
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Civic Addresses: 1123 - 272 Street Legal Descriptions: PID: 013-331-311 North Half of the North Half of the South East Quarter Section 7 Township 13 New Westminster District Description of Lands: The property is a vacant unserviced lot, approximately 39 acres in size. The property is zoned P-5. Nature of Disposition: Fee Simple Contact Scott Thompson for information regarding the process by which the land may be acquired. Scott Thompson Manager, Property Management Department 604.533.6138
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Sat Jan 4‡ 7:15pm vs. Surrey Eagles Sun Jan 5* 2:00pm vs. Cowichan Valley Capitals Fri Jan 10 7:15pm vs. Chilliwack Chiefs ‡ Guns and Hoses Night: Police vs Firefighters in a charity game benefiting Cops for Cancer. Entry by donation, then stay for the Rivermen game at no additional charge! * Skate with the Rivermen following Sunday’s game
public open house Griffith Neighbourhood Plan Open House The Township of Langley is beginning the Griffith Neighbourhood Plan and holding an open house to present preliminary and conceptual information developed during an initial design charrette.
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Dates: January 4 and 11 Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm Location: Walnut Grove Secondary School, 8919 Walnut Grove Drive
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Men’s Hockey Thu Jan 16 7:00pm vs. Simon Fraser University
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Photo at left, Aldergrove Elimators’ Elisha Sidhu (white jersey) in U-18 girls’ soccer versus Surrey Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 15 at Aldergrove Athletic Park. Photo at right, Aldergrove Elimators’ Mikaela Gratton (white jersey) in U-18 girls’ soccer versus Surrey Eagles.
Township For the week of January 2, 2014
public notice Storm Response Hotline During severe weather events such as heavy snow storms, wind storms or floods, Township residents can call the Storm Response Information Hotline for recorded updates on response service levels in our community. Updates are recorded regularly and include estimated time of the next update.
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Online Schedule of 2014 Township of Langley Council Meetings According to the Community Charter Section 127 (1) a Council must: (a) make available to the public a schedule of the date, time, and place of regular Council meetings, and (b) give notice of the availability of the schedule in accordance with section 94 (public notice) at least once a year.
Visit tol.ca/stormresponse for information about our snow and ice control policy. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for storm response updates. Engineering Division 604.532.7300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Evening Council meetings are held at 7pm at the Civic Facility, Fraser River Presentation Theatre, 4th Floor, 20338 - 65 Avenue, unless otherwise noted. For a complete schedule of 2014 Council meetings or to view Council meeting agendas, visit our website at tol.ca. Susan Palmer Deputy Township Clerk 604.533.6032
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2014 Budget: Views Sought Online Township of Langley Council would like to hear from the public and take citizens’ views into consideration as it deliberates the 2014 Budget and 2014 - 2018 Financial Plan. Residents are encouraged to visit the Township’s website to complete budget questionnaires and try the new Online Budget Simulator at tol.ca/budget. Budget input will be accepted until January 6, 2014. Your feedback is important. Finance Division email@example.com
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Men’s senior hockey league marks 17th anniversary Kodiaks’ Aldergrove Star
When the White Rock Senior Hockey League (WRSHL) first hit the ice at Centennial Arena, league founder and organizer Brian Brown didn’t figure it would expand much past the four teams that took part in the inaugural season. Now, 17 years later, he’s very happy to have been proven wrong. This season the league has 32 teams,
700 players, with four divisions playing out of two cities. “It’s been a real fun journey being a part of this league since its inception. We’ve worked hard to get it to this point,” Brown added. Brown, who works for the Township of Langley and was a former icemen in White Rock, Langley and Aldergrove, said the league began so local players
would have a chance to play close to home. From the beginning, the league has also had a no-tolerance policy for onice shenanigans, which, Brown said, is something that appeals to men who are looking to enjoy a clean, fast-paced game. “Many players who sign up to play,” Brown said, “usually end up recruiting
friends to join once they see what the league is like. That (word-of-mouth) has really brought about our growth. Once players find us and sign up, they usually don’t leave.” Players/teams wanting information can call the league manager, Brian Brown, at 604-534-9525 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or see website www.wrshl.com
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The Aldergrove Kodiaks epic win streak finally came to an end, but they have still picked up at least a single point in 20 straight games. The junior B hockey club won two of three games last week to improve to a league-best 23-4-1-2 and 49 points in the Pacific Junior Hockey League. The Kodiaks had to rally from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Abbotsford Pilots 5-4 in overtime on Dec. 18 at the Aldergrove Arena. Elvis Jansons scored the overtime winner. A big turning point in the game was goals by Jeremy Lagler and Quinncy Leroux, who scored 24 seconds apart — and less than a minute after the Pilots went ahead 3-0. Kenny Prato and Leroux had the other goals. And their 12-game winning streak came to an end in the next game as the host Ridge Meadows Flames scored the 3-2 overtime victory at Maple Ridge’s Planet Ice on Dec. 20. Aldergrove found itself down 2-0 with 12 minutes to play but Adam Callegari and Jansons scored power-play goals three minutes apart to force overtime. But Jake Holland scored an unassisted goal 3:07 into double overtime to hand the Kodiaks their first defeat since Oct. 12, more than two months ago. Aldergrove did bounce back in their final game before the holiday break, with a 5-2 win over the Delta Ice Hawks at the Ladner Leisure Stephen Ryan Centre on leads league Dec. 21. with 57 points Jansons, Spencer Unger, Kenny Prato, Aaron Markin and Stephen Ryan all tallied in the game with three of the goals coming with the man advantage. The Kodiaks returned to action Jan. 1 when they hosted Ridge Meadows at the Aldergrove Arena.
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