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Imagine pulling on your socks and underwear one morning and realizing that when you take them off at the end of the day, you won’t be doing it on Earth. Of all the thoughts to float through a man’s mind on the morning of his first trip into space, it’s a strange one to have, but Col. Chris Hadfield uses the example to illustrate that when an astronaut climbs aboard a rocket ship to blast off from Earth it happens on a day like any other. Except, if you’re Chris Hadfield, it’s 1995 and the day that has been the focal point of your life since you were nine years old — and watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took his first steps onto the surface of the moon — has finally arrived. And it’s the day you approach a spaceport and see the shuttle Atlantis in the distance — the ship that’s going to carry you off the planet to the Russian space station, Mir. It’s also the day that you’ll climb awkwardly into the vehicle, which is sitting on its tail, and allow yourself to be strapped, into a cramped space above what is essentially a giant bomb. Then, stuffed into an uncomfortable, oversized suit and wearing a diaper, you wait, because there are
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Canadian astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, Col. Chris Hadfield, signs a copy of his book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth, Friday at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. Before signing books and new Canadian $5 bills, which bear his image, Hadfield spent an hour sharing his story with members of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, who invited him to give a keynote speech at their conference last week. still two hours to go until launch. “What do you do?” he asks. “Test the diaper,” someone yells from the audience. Good answer, he laughs. But, in fact, says Hadfield, you nap. As launch time approaches, you begin to realize this could actually happen, and the nine-year-old inside you gets really excited. Once the solid rocket boosters begin their uncontrolled burn there’s no turning back — you’re thrown
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Red balloons released in remembrance TWO-YEAR-OLD FIRE VICTIM JOHNATHEN KLEINGELTINK IN HEARTS OF MANY MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter
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Taylor Davies (centre) releases three balloons in memory of Johnathen Kleingeltink, the two-year-old boy who died on Jan. 24 in a house fire in Langley. The Balloons for Johnathen event took place at Shannon Community Park in Chilliwack, and was organized by Davies, a close friend of Johnathen’s family.
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Charges have been stayed against a now-retired B.C. coroner who had been accused of improperly examining Langley City murder victim Laura Lynn Lamoureux. Kenneth Glen Mattinson, 63, was charged in October 2010 with two counts each of interference with a dead body and breach of trust by a public officer. At the time of his arrest, the RCMP said a forensic identification officer at a crime scene in Langley “noticed what appeared to be a pattern of questionable and possibly criminal behaviour in the manipulation
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Hundreds came out on Saturday to Fort Langley, to say goodbye and release red balloons into the sky in memory of two-year-old Johnathen Kleingeltink, who died in a house fire in Glen Valley on Friday, Jan. 24. The family’s church, the Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church, is overwhelmed by the generosity of the community, who have donated clothing and other household items to the family who lost their son and their home to fire. According to the church’s Gail Macadam, the family is fully supplied now and the church is no longer taking donations. It has received more than was needed. “What they will need is financial now,” she said. The church is doing everything they can to support the Kleingeltink family, as well as organizing meals for them in this difficult time. The balloon release took place in other locations as well, including Chilliwack, where it was organized by family friend Taylor Davies. Johnathen’s mother had told friends she intended to release red balloons at his funeral, and the idea spread among family friends. The fire broke out about 8:30 a.m., when frantic calls came in to 911 that a farm house in a remote part of Glen Valley was on fire and a twoyear-old boy was trapped inside. “The Kleingeltink family experienced a tremendous loss when their house succumbed to fire and their young son Johnathen passed away,” said the church website. The mother did manage to get two other children out of the house, but two-year-old Johnathen remained inside. The fire spread rapidly with extreme heat, flames and black smoke and many efforts, including from Johnathen’s dad, were made to get inside again. In the end, a Township firefighting crew braved the blaze to get the boy out, but he was already unresponsive. The rancher is totally destroyed by fire and the cause may never be known, said Pat Walker, assistant fire chief. They do know the fire
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The message, Hadfield told the crowd of more than 600 members of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board who attended the Langley conference where he spoke last week, is that we’re all in this together. “Earth is a space station and we are not passengers — we’re crew.” On Dec. 19, 2012, Hadfield left Earth aboard Russian Soyuz capsule, traveling to the International Space Station, which is being constructed and operated by 15 nations — many of which have been enemies during his lifetime. As a pilot in the Royal Canadian Airforce, Hadfield, now 54, was tasked with intercepting Soviet bombers before they could release their missiles against North American targets. But for the past 13 years, humans have been able to live continually in space because of co-operation between nations and their combined goal of exploring the universe, said Hadfield. The next step, he believes, will be the colonization of the moon — but not for another generation or two. “It’s a natural extension of human exploration as we’ve done on the surface.” It’s no longer a race, he said. Despite that assertion, Hadfield has managed to leave the pack in his cosmic dust in one area, at least — the use of social media. With one million followers on Twitter and more than half a million likes on Facebook, Hadfield’s photos, zero-gravity demonstrations and personal reflections have made space more accessible to millions of Earthlings who will never travel above 40,000 feet in their lifetime. During Hadfield’s mission, which ended last May, he regularly tweeted out images of the planet and solar system, working with his son, Evan, to provide the shots his followers wanted to see — from an ISSeye view of their home town to an erupting Mt. Etna. Hadfield’s famous sung-inspace version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity is one more example of what has made him, arguably, the most famous Canadian astronaut in the history of the nation’s space program. But it was a program that didn’t even exist when the nine-year-old from Southern Ontario determined that he would one day walk on the moon. Speaking for an hour, before signing more than 100 copies of his book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Hadfield explained that he spent the years leading up to his first spaceflight preparing for an event which, deep down, he never really believed would happen. First of all, Canada had no space program at the time. And, of course, there was no handbook on how to become an astronaut, nor any place to go and train for his chosen career.
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Col. Chris Hadfield sings along with a video of himself and Bare Naked Ladies front man, Ed Robertson, as the two perform their original song, Is Somebody Singing. Hadfield spoke to a crowd of 600 realtors at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre on Friday, recounting his own experiences and talking about how to apply the lessons he’s learned to life here on Earth. So young Chris modeled his life on what he thought an astronaut would do. He worked to keep himself physically fit, pursued a top academic education and learned to fly with the air cadets. He did everything he could think of to make himself a prime candidate in case the opportunity to travel into space ever presented itself. Through it all, Hadfield continually visualized failure. While popular thinking suggests a person should visualize the success they want to achieve, Hadfield insists it is far more productive to think about everything that can possibly go wrong. When things screw up, as they inevitably will, it’s better to have thought about the worst that could happen and to have prepared for it, he said. “Relentlessly promoting improved competence among the group is the only way to survive on a space ship,” said Hadfield. “The more you can encourage competence and mutual understanding in the people around you, the better off you are.” The same is true here on Earth, he said. Accept failure, but don’t define yourself by it, he added.
At nine, Hadfield’s goal was to walk on the moon. By that standard, he said, he is a failure. But today, he has been into space three times, he’s orbited the planet 2,500 times (at a rate of 16 revolutions per day) and taken 45,000 photos in the process (because who wouldn’t?). He was the first Canadian to walk in space and the first to command the ISS, which he did last spring. As he closed his presentation, Hadfield showed footage of his capsule crash landing on a plain in Kazakhstan, blown sideways by violent winds which sent it rolling along the ground. Accompanied by photos flashing on two big screens, he described the first few minutes of his return to Earth this way: The door of the capsule opens, a large pair of arms reaches in, pulls you out and plunks you into a deck chair. Randomly, someone hands you an apple. You’re as dizzy and nauseated as you’ve ever been. You want to throw up and lie down, but there are cameras everywhere. That’s what you want to do. But you’re a Canadian, says Hadfield, so instead, you give a big thumbs up, and you smile.
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Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks. As well, others have come forward to police suggesting that there are more victims out there from historic incidents involving Isbister to current possible victimization, said police. Isbister is facing 16 charges involving molestation of young boys. He is charged with four counts of sexual assault, three counts of sexual interference, three counts of invitation to sexual touching, one count of possession of child pornography, two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts of breaching his release
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When it comes to holding titles, Langley has been named car theft capital of Canada and we own the ranking of most vehicles per capita in Metro Vancouver. But now Langley has been given a much lovelier title, as one of the most romantic cities in Canada. As we head into the month of love, Amazon.ca revealed the fifth annual ranking of the “Most Romantic Cities in Canada” with Langley taking eigth spot. The list was compiled by comparing sales data from Jan. 1, 2013 - Jan. 3, 2014 of romance novels and relationship books (Kindle books and print books); romantic comedies; and a collection of romantic music CDs from artists such as Dean Martin, Bar-
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It isn’t just Langleyites enjoying romance in their own town, as visitors are coming from south of the border and regions all around us to take in the “endless choices,” she said. “We are a destination for people who come and stay in our hotels, eat here and play here,” she said. This year, the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada, according to Amazon.ca, are: 1. Victoria, British Columbia 2. Winnipeg, Manitoba 3. Niagara Falls, Ontario 4. Lethbridge, Alberta 5. North Vancouver, British Columbia 6. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 7. Kamloops, British Columbia 8. Langley, British Columbia 9. Edmonton, Alberta 10. Regina, Saskatchewan
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The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope is calling on the Langley community to participate in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk on Saturday, Feb. 22. This will be a five and 10 kilometres family fun winter walk through Langley, starting at 5 p.m. The goal is to get 30
team captains to recruit 12 walkers and raise $25,000. So far, six teams have formed and more than a dozen walkers have signed up. The walk provides participants the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faced by Langley’s more
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$53,500 approved for art projects in Langley City BRENDA ANDERSON Times Reporter
A rejected interactive art wall on the theme â€œBefore I Die I Want To â€Śâ€? was just one of several ideas put forward to Langley City council by the Recreation Culture and Public Art Advisory Committee. However, unlike the ill-fated chalk art wall, an additional five projects recommended by the RCPAAC in anticipation of the upcoming B.C. Senior Games found unanimous approval among members of council at its Jan. 27 meeting â€” although the initiatives were not without their critics. RCPAAC chair Councillor Rosemary Wal-
lace forwarded the committeeâ€™s request for council to approve a total of $53,500 from the current public art budget of $67,188 to fund a number of projects in anticipation of the seniors games, which are coming to Langley in September. Among those projects is the erection of artistic signage at the corner of 51B Avenue and 207 Street, which would direct visitors to the Langley Community Music School and Al Anderson Memorial Pool, as well as nearby parks and sports fields, at a cost of $25,000. Councillor Gayle Martin pointed out that the City recently committed a great deal of
bikes and sports in general) at a cost of up to $3,000. The plan also calls for music and sports-related banners along 207 Street, between 51B and 48 Avenues, at a cost of up to $250 per theme, not including installation. The Cityâ€™s public art fund is made up of money paid by developers of multi-family residences. In order to receive building permits, developers are required to contribute $1,000 per residential unit to the account, a figure which was recently doubled from its previous $500/unit.
Wall project â€˜too riskyâ€™ BRENDA ANDERSON Times Reporter
A municipal art project intended to allow people to share their personal aspirations in a public place has been deemed too risky to mount. The proposal by the City of Langleyâ€™s Recreation, Culture and Public Art Advisory Committee asked council to endorse the installation of a piece of plywood, covered in chalkboard paint and bearing the phrase â€œBefore I Die, I Want To â€Śâ€? on the west outer wall of the Douglas Recreation Centre. People would then be invited to pick up a piece of chalk and complete the sentence by sharing their own hopes and dreams. However, it was turned down by council on Jan. 27, after some councillors suggested it would be too easy to abuse. The most vocal opponent of the project, which was suggested to the RCPAAC by a man named Barry Whaites, was Councillor Dave Hall. â€œAt first blush, I thought the whole idea of a wall with a death theme is, quite frankly, morbid,â€? Hall said. Perhaps a more appropriate line would be â€œBefore Itâ€™s Too Lateâ€? or â€œ Before Iâ€™m Too Oldâ€? he suggested. â€œWhatâ€™s the difference?â€? interjected Councillor Rosemary Wallace, who chairs the RCPAAC. â€œThat was at first blush. Then I got thinking about how really stupid this whole idea is â€” about what might transpire,â€? Hall continued. â€œThere are any number of people that are going to put stuff down that will be of a community standard that some consider offensive,â€? he said, offering a couple suggestions of his own, including: â€œBefore I Die I Want To hop into bed with Christy and her pet poodle,â€? which earned groans from his fellow council members. Such a wall offers potential for graffiti, obscenities and racism under licence of art, Hall said. â€œWhoâ€™s going to be the morality police? It should be sent back to the committee and some of these questions asked,â€? said Hall. â€œI dislike this piece of art and I dislike the process. The public should have (the opportunity for) feedback. They may disagree with me, but I would like them to come up and tell me.â€? Councillor Jack Arnold also voiced concerns about a â€œBefore I Dieâ€? wall, saying he wasnâ€™t sure the structure should be permanent. â€œIs this being done anywhere else?â€? he asked. â€œIf so, are there any problems?â€? â€œIâ€™m not going to support this,â€? said Councillor Gayle Martin. â€œI Googled â€˜Before I Die Wall Vancouver.â€™ It was messy-looking. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s very attractive,â€? she said, adding she isnâ€™t sure whose job it would be to clean it. â€œI think thereâ€™s a certain opportunity for obscenities being put there.â€? â€œWow,â€? replied Wallace. â€œI didnâ€™t expect such a response.â€? The RCPAAC is all about public engagement, she said, adding the wall would give residents and visitors a place to interact. The committee held a lengthy discussion about the risks, Wallace said, but noted that any piece of art can be defaced and that a public art wall could, in fact, offer an opportunity to build trust. According to the website, beforeidie.cc, which includes images of each â€˜Before I Dieâ€™ wall, there are 425 walls in 30 languages across 65 countries â€” including several across Canada.
money to uniform â€œway findingâ€? signage in the City and wondered how the motion for the artistic signage fit with that. The new artistic signage will complement, not match, the remainder of the Cityâ€™s way finding signs, said planner Gerald Minchuk. The RCPAAC also recommended the commission of three murals â€” one at the Langley Lawn Bowling Club (depicting seniors) at a cost of up to $25,000, another at the Douglas Park Pump House (depicting children and water) and the third on the washroom at Penzer Bike Park (depicting
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Who knew? Langley a top romantic city Langley has been named one of the very popular Cactus Club to an the most romantic urban areas in already stellar list of restaurants Canada. here will certainly help many roThat comes from Amazon.ca, the mances. online seller of books, e-books, CDs Langley people are quite literand movies. The company looked ate, as I can attest from handling at communities across Canada letters to the editor from Times with populations of 80,000 or more readers for the past 15 years. That and came up with its top 20, in FROM THE would help explain the sales of terms of purchases from Amazon. books and e-books. “The list was compiled by comThey also enjoy the arts, which is paring Amazon.ca sales data of Frank Bucholtz one reason there is a push on for a romance novels and relationship standalone arts centre somewhere books (Kindle books and print books); ro- in or near the Langley City downtown area. mantic comedies; and a collection of ro- Good musical performances, plays and mantic music CDs from artists such as other forms of entertainment are all great Dean Martin, Barry White, Luther Vandross, sparks for romance. Miguel and Michael Bublé, on a per capita Langley also has the Colossus theatre basis in cities with more than 80,000 resi- complex, which offers more than enough dents,” says a press release from Amazon. variety on any given day to keep movWhile at first blush the coupling between ie buffs entertained. Movie theatres have Langley and romance may seem odd, there long been great locations for romance. are plenty of romantic angles here. Most Perhaps another factor is that Langley is people agree that Langley is an ideal spot home to more and more younger couples, for exploring spectacular surroundings — as a wider variety of housing options beat several large regional parks, on trails come available here. Younger people are like the Fort-to-Fort Trail, on or along the more likely to shop online, and Amazon Fraser River or on bike rides on Langley’s is certainly one of their favoured destinamany rural streets. tions. Many of those kinds of adventures are It is interesting that five B.C. urban areas undertaken by couples. A visit to any trail made Amazon’s top 20 list. Victoria was will confirm that. number one in Canada; North Vancouver Then there are our many wonderful win- fifth; Kamloops seventh; Langley eighth eries — sure spots to keep romantic feel- and Nanaimo 18th. ings aflame. A relaxing wine tasting, in a Only three large cities across the counspectacular setting, is pretty wonderful. try made the cut, and the three biggest Langley also has some amazing restau- weren’t on the list. Winnipeg was second, rants, and they are among the most pop- Edmonton ninth and Calgary 13th. Perhaps ular places to get a romance started, and the long, cold winters have something to keep it in full flower. The recent addition of do with that.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau took the debate over the Senate to a new level last week, by announcing on Wednesday that the 32 members of the Senate who were part of the Liberal caucus would henceforth be independents. Trudeau, who has been very cautious in coming up with policy moves since becoming party leader last April, was bold and maybe even a bit reckless. But he has positioned his party very nicely. Anger over the entitlements within the Senate has grown across Canada, and the governing Conservatives struggle to come up with a consistent position on the upper chamber. The Liberals, who have been in power most often, have been the party to benefit the most from the cushy patronage arrangements within the Senate. More than any other party, the Liberals have installed bagmen, former candidates and mid-level functionaries in the Senate. Trudeau says his decision shows that his party is serious about Senate reform. He is proposing that all future Senators be appointed by the prime minister in consultation with a prominent group of Canadians, and be non-partisan while doing Senate work. He points out that this can be done without reopening the constitution, which is the perennial challenge when discussing Senate reform. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tried to operate outside the constitution as well. He has appointed one senator who was elected in Alberta, and has asked his appointees to accept limited terms in the Senate. Several of his appointees, notably Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau, have been embarrassments. The Liberals have had their own share of embarrassments, notably Senator Andrew Thompson, who was living in Mexico and rarely attended the Senate. What Trudeau has done is take the conversation about the Senate to another level, and that is worthwhile. However, there are problems with a completely non-partisan Senate, given that the government’s bills must be passed by the Senate and an unelected body can only delay and amend those bills so much, Appointed Senators simply have no accountability to taxpayers. There are also problems with having a panel of prominent Canadians vet potential appointees. Such a panel will almost certainly be tilted towards the establishment, largely from Ontario and Quebec, and will not have the ability to make courageous recommendations from outside their spheres of interest. Nonetheless, it is better to take a step towards Senate reform while waiting for a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on how the Senate can be changed, and Trudeau has done just that.
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Many good reasons to save Aldergrove forest Editor: Further to the issue of the development of the forested land adjacent to 28 Avenue in Aldergrove, we the townspeople must try to save the forest. In the Aldergrove community plan, a portion of the proposed development is designated educational recreational land. It is also identified as a landscape containing a number of significant features and processes of environmental significance. The Township of Langley is asking to amend the community plan by eliminating the education recreational zone and then developing into that forested area, essentially cutting out its core. Although they say there will be a path and the area will be 40 per cent treed, this does not negate the fact that many trees will be removed and replaced with much smaller specimens. The forest contains a complete ecosystem as it has the swamp, the tributary, the pond and a river. To take out a portion from the centre, to have a subdivision surrounded by trees, does not make a forest. A group from WOLF (Watchers of Langley
Forests) took a tour of the forest along with David Jordan, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Trinity Western University and an expert in dendrochronology (science of aging trees). The forest, which is mixed forest including riparian, is of a type that is threatened due to limited geographical occurrence and current development pressure. At the site are a number of excellent examples of mature bigleaf maple, red alder, Douglas fir, aestern hemlock, and western red cedar. Professor Jordan took the time to analyze three specimens, and of them, he estimated that one Douglas fir was approximately 130 years old. One western Red Cedar was approximately 90 years old and one red alder was approximately 73 years old. This is a sample of just three trees. Compared this to the report by Triton, which indicates that the most mature trees were between 40 and 50 years old and considered “low value trees.” A forest within Aldergrove, a natural space within walking distance that is not a
Calls reduce assessments Editor: I followed up on Dennis Townsend’s letter concerning “B.C. assessments claim finished basements” (The Times, Jan. 28). Sure enough, our assessment had increased by $17,000 and the online information indicated a finished basement. The fact is that our basement is completely unfinished. We completed the online Notice of Complaint (Appeal) Form and were contacted by BC Assessment by phone the next day, with a promise to reduce the assessment by $9,000, the difference between their value of unfinished and finished basements. Townsend goes on to insinuate that Langley Township has instructed B.C. Assessment to include all homes with basements as being finished. If this is true, then it surely is a tax grab by the Township. It also appears that assessments are artificially inflated. One of the B.C. Assessment mission statements is that the market value for assessment purposes is the most probable price of a property in an open market between a willing purchaser and seller. Of 15 properties in our neighbourhood, only one property is listed as actually having been sold recently and that one is assessed $36,000 higher
than the selling price. B.C. Assessment claims to have a professional staff and an extensive data base periodically updated with information from municipalities. So it is to the Township’s advantage to have high assessments for increased revenue without increasing the mill rate. Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-83) is quoted as saying that “The art of taxation is plucking a live goose so as to get the most feathers with the least amount of hissing.” Sorry folks. The deadline for assessment appeals has passed. Watch your assessments next year. ED WIENS, LANGLEY Editor: I just want to thank Dennis Townsend for his letter re: B.C. Assessments. I would never have known about this without his information, and our information is being corrected as I write. The assessor says that this is the first year we’ve had this shown, and doesn’t know why it has been changed. I really wonder if we’ve been over-assessed since we moved here about eight years ago. Thanks, Dennis. MARILYN MCDONALD, ALDERGROVE
sports field — think of what a resource this is for our children. Currently there are two teacher-led environmental clubs totaling over 120 children from Aldergrove — one at Parkside Elementary and one at Shortreed Elementary. Both schools are within walking distance of the forest. This is a resource which offers firsthand experience to children and meets the prescribed learning outcome of many grades, most notably the Grade 4 curriculum of habitat and conservation. It is home to birds, including owls and herons, wildlife including deer and squirrels, the rough skinned newt, Salish sucker and the Nooksack dace. For high school students this also opens up opportunities in biology, geography and art. Efforts are being made by Langley Environmental Partners and Bertrand creek Enhancment Society to enhance and restore Bertrand Creek as both an environmental feature and a recreational corridor. Both are working hard to maintain Bertrand Creek, cutting back the invasive species of
blackberry and planting other native species of trees to hold and restore the bank naturally, along with a foot path for Aldergrove to enjoy. The Township has proposed three- metre wide asphalt walkways along Bertrand Creek, certainly not natural, and, to get from one side of the forest to another, it cuts through a cul-de-sac of 20 houses. It is also suggesting modifying it own strict setbacks for tributaries. This proposed development addresses environmental concerns by proposing the bare minimum required by law. We feel compelled to ask: Does the Township really have Aldergrove’s best interests at heart? Will council honour the community plan and will council recognize that Aldergrove has a natural forest, a jewel amongst our urban landscape? We suggest developing the property north of the tributary and leaving the forested area alone. ANGELA WONITOWY AND JESSICA HORST, ALDERGROVE
Council needs to listen to people Editor: Coulter Berry — we will never forget that name. Now I read that Eric Woodward has broached the subject of changing the existing bylaws. At least this is the proper approach. The mayor and council may attend the public hearings, but at the last round of meetings, Mayor Jack Froese stood up at the end and declared that he didn’t rule by petition, even though the majority by far was against the alterations. He stated that it would go through whether we liked it or not. Will this happen again? Or will he actually listen to what the people are saying? I also want to express appreciation for the group that have stood up against this unlawful alteration and taken it to court. I was impressed by the very gracious letter they posted in each of the Fort Langley mailboxes, expressing their sincere concern for the builder. This whole situation came about through poor governance by our council. These kind of folks are the kind we need to be active in our Township. People of ethics. People who will not be swayed by financial gain. And I know that there are many of us — generally the silent majority — that are behind them. Thank you for stepping up on our behalf and shouldering the negativity. This whole mess would have been avoid-
ed if we simply followed the rules. The rules have been there for years and no one opposed them previously. Why is it today we simply have to question everything and demand our own way? It is rooted in the theories of today that “I” and what “I” want comes first. I sincerely hope Mayor Froese not waste more of our tax dollars by appealing, accept this defeat graciously and, if he must, then go the way of legally changing the bylaws — if that is the will of the people. I am not for changing them, as these are what has kept Fort Langley unique and will protect us in the future. I would also like to suggest that we prepare for the upcoming election and elect a completely new council to represent us. That is what the current council was elected to do, and is not doing. There has been endless trouble in our communities. We the voters must see beyond the promises, and evaluate their leanings and tendencies. I understand another group has begun the process to elect leaders who will not accept funds from builders and major businesses and therefore not be indebted to them. I am behind them 100 per cent. They will need our help if not counting on large businesses for funds. LOIS HOOKS, FORT LANGLEY
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Open house by Langley writers of fiction novels and children’s books at Frosting Cupcakery on Friday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free cupcake treats and a chance to win a Valentine dinner with every purchase of a book. Among the authors will be Doris Riedweg, president of the Langley Writers Guild, Bruce Kilby, Cora Goodyear and Terry Morrissey. Info: Jim McGregor 778 866-4465 or Natasha Jones, 778-240-9592. Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation indoor garage sale fundraiser Feb. 15, 9 a.m to noon at Unit 1, 4426 232 St. Everything must go. All reasonable offers accepted. No early birds. Langley Lodge Auxiliary sale of previously owned household items Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5451 204 St. All proceeds from the sale will be used to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Langley Lodge.
Brookswood Senior Citizens dance fundraiser Feb. 9, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 19899 36 Ave. Country western music with Peggy Thomson. Tickets $8, pay at the door. Funds go towards new windows for the centre. Gospel meetings each Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the George Preston Commnity Centre. All welcome.
Osteoporosis Support Group, Langley February Support Group meeting Feb. 17 1 p.m. at the Langley Seniors Centre, 20605 51B Ave., Tami Bevan, a Certified Medical Radiation Technologist will talk about testing for bone density. Murrayville Community Memorial Hall Society Annual General Meeting Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. at 21667 48 Ave. General public wlecome.
AC Pionairs Club of Langley meeting Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Retirement Centre, 6676 203 St. Your hosts: Jim and Nina Douglas. Special Presentation from the BC Securities Commission. Langley Lodge NU 2 YOU Boutique Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5451 204 St. in the Main Lounge. Bargains in ladies clothing, shoes, purses, scarves, belts. Langley Lodge Seniors Health Education Series Living at Home Longer: Organizing for Aging Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at Langley Lodge. Our topic will be in Place. Home modifications and assistive technology that remove barriers to independence, downsizing, reducing clutter hazards, making things easier to find. Guest speaker is Susan Borax of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions. RSVP Dayna at 604-532-4241, email: email@example.com. Free internet Training at Walnut Grove Library Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. until April 29. Are you completely new to computers? Or do you know the basics, but want to use the internet and email? Please pre-register. Vintage Riders Equestrian Club meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at St. Andrews United Church Hall at 9025 Glover Rd. A non-competitive club for adults. Variety of guest speakers talk on horse related topics, and club activities are planned. Upcoming events include a horse first aid course, a jump pole obstaE-mail your event information to firstname.lastname@example.org
cle clinic, mountain trail training, and balance and position on your horse. Langley Lions Bingo every Tuesday night at the Evergreen Lodge in the hall at 5464 203 St. Doors open at 4 p.m., Bonanza pre-call at 5:30 p.m., cards sold at 6 p.m., start time 7 p.m.
Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation Langley support group meeting, Feb. 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m at the Murrayville Library Community Room 22071 48th Ave., is inviting anyone who is interested in learning about the Disability Tax Credit from Quantum Benefit. Call if you want more information at 778-278-3697. Wonders of the Winter Woods with Langley Field Naturalist Society Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Join Birds on the Bay and the Langley Field Nats. Our winter woods have a wonderful diversity of plants, lichens and fungi. We will have a go at identifying some trees and shrubs by their buds as well. Dress warmly. For more info contact 604 538 8774. BC Housing Options for Seniors Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Langley Senior Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Free and open to the public. Preregister at 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome. Valley Women’s Network Langley Chapter meeting and buffet luncheon Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost $23 to $30.Reserve at: email@example.com. For more info call: 604 530 7304 Langley Seniors Community Action Table meets Feb. 19 10:30 a.m. at Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Presentation will provide the latest information on community responses for seniors who are homeless. Guest speaker is a representative of the Homeless Seniors Community of Practise. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 604-533-1679 or email: llyscat@gmail. com.
Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Clayton Hall, 18513-70 Ave. 1/2 block north of Fraser Hwy. on 184 St. Admission $3. For info, call 604 576-1066 or 604 538-3363. Langley Writers’ Guild meets on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Langley City Library, from 10 a.m. to noon. Readings, critiquing, workshops. All genres. For more info: call Doris at 604-534-3384.
Langley Senior Housing Survey conducted by Triple A Senior Housing volunteers advocating for affordable, accessible, appropriate housing options. Google “City of Langley”, click”Meetings & Events” for online survey or drop by Langley Seniors Resource Centre to fill in a copy. Deadline Feb. 15. Reunion for Langley Secondary School Grads of 1974. The 40 year reunion is being planned for the May 30-31 weekend. All ex grads and ex teachers are asked to contact Tom Barichello at tom_sharron@ shaw.ca or phone 604 534-0650. There is also a Facebook group: LSS Grads 1974. Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle meets Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome. Post your event. Click on calendar & ‘add event.’
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FEBRUARY DINNER MEETING Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Cascades Casino Resort Ballroom 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley
Update from Kwantlen First Nation and Seyemâ€™ Qwantlen Business Group With Special Guest Speaker: President, Seyemâ€™ Qwantlen Business Group Councillor, Kwantlan First Nation
Tumia Knott Join The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce for an informative evening as Tumia Knott provides an overview of recent business initiatives by the Kwantlen First Nation and Seyemâ€™ Qwantlen Business Group. Networking: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (dinner) with presentations to follow.
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s we enter into our 2014 programming, the Board will be focusing on the referendum on transportation funding and the municipal elections. Introduced during the provincial election last year, we will once again promote our â€œYour Vote â€“ Your Voiceâ€? campaign to try and engage our residents and increase voter turnout at the polls. With regards to the referendum, we will be gathering information to try and provide information on the current transportation funding and clearly explain the referendum option. We want to ensure voters have clear and concise information to enable you to make informed decisions. We will schedule All Candidates Meetings to provide an opportunity for citizens to meet and ask questions of candidates for City and Township Council, and we will present questions that have been expressed by our business community. As part of our community outreach, during February and March the Board of Directors will be hosting â€œOpen Houseâ€? events in Aldergrove, North Langley, South Langley and Langley City. The events will provide us an opportunity to get input on specific community issues, allow us to introduce the Board and Community Directors, and promote the benefits of membership in the Chamber. The Board is continuing its long range planning, with initial research and proposals for the reorganization of the office operations. The Plan considers increased staffing which may require an office relocation. We will work with local appraisers and realtors to explore the options that provide the best value to our members before moving forward. The 2014 Golf Tournament planning is under way for the event to be held at Pagoda Ridge Golf Course on June 12th. Please watch for notices of sponsorship opportunities and registration forms that will be distributed very soon. We look forward to moving the event to a new location and consider changes to the format. We thank Redwoods for their support over the
last few years. The Advocacy Committee met with Superintendent Derek Cooke concerning crime reduction and prevention, and challenges with regards to business loss due to break and enter and theft. As a Chamber, we believe that all efforts to reduce crime improve the atmosphere of our community, improve success for existing businesses and help to attract new investors. During our discussions we considered the use of surveillance/security cameras in businesses and public areas. We encourage our businesses to consider installing cameras to protect your premises and surrounding areas, and assist with timely identification and apprehension of those committing criminal activity. We appreciate how cross border shopping can negatively impact local businesses. Therefore, we are researching the policies and procedures of CBSA in the collection of duties at the Canada/US Borders and how the lack of collection impacts consumer spending. We will keep the membership informed of our research into this issue and any recommendations to address it. In January we introduced a new opportunity for our members to promote your business or events to fellow Chamber Members. We have expanded the Dinner Meeting Program to allow for inclusion of full-colour quarter page ads. These spots are available to members for $50 per issue â€“ with a maximum available of 3 per year per member, to give everyone an opportunity to participate. These will be allotted on a first-come firstreserved basis â€“ contact the Chamber Office to book your spots! For the past year, Cheryl Dawn of Horty Girl has generously donated the gifts for our speakers. We are also expanding this program to give the opportunity to all members to participate â€“ and they will be recognized by a full-colour promotion on the back of the Dinner Meeting Program. We invite all members who wish to provide a speakers gift with a minimum value of $25 to contact the office to book your spot! Kristine Simpson, President
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THE VOICE OF BUSINESS How to Plan for a Strong First Impression Writing on the Wall by Carman Morgan
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ou never get a second chance at a Àrst impression,” as the saying goes. In business, making a strong Àrst impression can be critical. Whether you’re meeting with a potential client, trying to secure a speaking opportunity, or just looking for a job, Àrst impressions often dictate how successful you’ll be at meeting your goal. The challenge with many Àrst encounters is being prepared and able to effectively communicate your value and expertise to the person you are meeting. Dorie Clark is a professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a consultant with a number of large-scale clients, including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank. She’s had experience with failed Àrst impressions, but from those experiences has gained some valuable insights. Without proper preparation, many Àrst encounters with people you hope will become important contacts can end up being dismissed and trivialized. “We all hope our merits will be recognized-and it’s a jarring comeuppance when they’re not,” says Clark. Here’s what Clark recommends: Before you meet a new contact, make sure they’re aware of your background and expertise. Clark was once introduced by a conference executive to the employee responsible for organizing speakers, which Clark had hoped to be, for that conference. “I assumed the conference organizer had been fully briefed by her boss, but it was a costly mistake,” says Clark. As it turns out, the employee had no context for who Clark was. The result was a Àrst
encounter for which she was unprepared, and a speaking engagement she did not land. She stresses the value of a letter of introduction indicating your expertise prior to any meeting with a new contact. Says Clark: “The letter of introduction establishes your authority before you even step in the room, which would have helped me immeasurably.” During the meeting, have a number of anecdotes ready that demonstrate your experience. It’s one thing to acknowledge your expertise prior to a meeting, and another to substantiate it during. “You can likely predict the questions they’ll ask,” says Clark, “For each one, identify a story that showcases your abilities.” Having proven experience at the ready during a Àrst encounter will make your value more difÀcult to dismiss. After the meeting, if you suspect they haven’t fully grasped your potential, don’t push it. It is a natural inclination to defend yourself if you feel you’ve been inaccurately judged; however, Clark recommends not protesting too strongly. “Instead, recognize that you’re in the long game now, and you need to change their opinion over time,” she says. There is only so much you can communicate within the conÀnes of a Àrst encounter. If it didn’t go as smoothly as you had hoped, be prepared to work to change their opinion of you. According to Clark, many contacts will “need to ‘discover you’ and your value for themselves.” Let them discover you, but don’t let them underestimate you.
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THE VOICE OF BUSINESS 2014 Networking Open Houses The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce invites you to be our guest for an afternoon of networking, complimentary appetizers and introductions. Join us to meet your Community Director and other members of the Board of Directors. Langley City (Including Willowbrook & Langley Bypass) Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm My Thai Restaurant Ltd. 20542 Fraser Highway, Langley Thank you to our venue sponsor
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South Langley (Murrayville, Brookswood & Fernridge) Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Ocean Park Pizza & Steak House 20097 40 Avenue, Langley Thank you to our venue sponsor
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Aldergrove (Including Gloucester) Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Bobâ€˜s Steakhouse 27083 Fraser Highway, Langley Thank you to our venue sponsor
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Former MLA for 12 years Dave will buy your first cup of coffee! Saturday, Feb 8, 2014, 3:15 - 4:30 pm The Pantry Restaurant, Langley 130 - 19705 Fraser Hwy., (Willowbrook Mall)
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WHO’S WHO at the Chamber EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESIDENT ~ Kristine Simpson, CPA 1ST VICE-PRESIDENT ~ Brian Dougherty, Horizon Landscape Contractors 2ND VICE-PRESIDENT ~ Eric Woodward, Statewood Properties Ltd. SECRETARY-TREASURER ~ Eric Wilson, BDO Canada LLP PAST PRESIDENT ~ Angie Quaale, Well Seasoned - a gourmet food store
COMMUNITY DIRECTORS LANGLEY CITY ~ Scott T. Johnston, Campbell Burton & McMullan LLP SOUTH LANGLEY ~ Sharon Newbery, Rheanew Business Solutions Inc. NORTH LANGLEY ~ Rick Barnett, Valley First Aid Ltd. ALDERGROVE ~ Scott Waddle, Precision Auto Service Ltd.
DIRECTORS AT LARGE JOHN CLAUS, Kore Irrigation Ltd. JANE FEE, Kwantlen Polytechnic University KRIS MOHAMMED, Langley Pos-Abilities Society SHERRI-LEE WOYCIK, Social Media Minder TAMMY REA, TD Canada Trust MARY REEVES, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley
THE VOICE OF BUSINESS CONTACTS: Lynn Whitehouse Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
New Member Spotlight Anam Cara Wellness Studio Jessika Greysen (778) 891-8358 105A – 20270 Industrial Avenue Langley BC V3A 4K7 email@example.com www.anamcarawellness.ca Health & Wellness ............................................. Barwest Building Works Ltd. Blair Barnert (604) 866-2950 9414 207 Street Langley BC V1M 2W7 firstname.lastname@example.org Contractors ............................................. Bob’s Steakhouse Bob Long (604) 857-7725 27083 Fraser Highway Aldergrove BC V4W 3R2 bob@bobsSteakHouse.ca www.bobssteakhouse.ca Restaurants ............................................. Coastal Trademark Services Deanna Shannon (604) 687-7432 1081 Cambie Street Vancouver BC V6B 5L7 email@example.com www.coastalip.com Legal Services
Cora Breakfast and Lunch Darren Harper (604) 534-2672 Unit C104 – 20670 Langley Bypass Langley BC V3A 0A3 firstname.lastname@example.org www.chezcora.com Restaurants ............................................. Dominion Lending Centres Producers West Financial Kevin Bay (604) 716-0997 105 - 20171 92A Ave Langley BC V1M 2C4 email@example.com www.kevinbay.ca Real Estate ............................................. EAL Millwright Services Inc. Paulette Lynn (604) 590-8101 6304 138 Street Surrey BC V3X 1E6 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ealmillwright.ca Millwrights ............................................. Gillanders Wine Cellar Chris Brant (604) 596-9789 103 – 8484 162 Street Surrey BC V2N 1B4 email@example.com www.wewine.ca Wine
G.H. Irons Team Trucking Ltd. George Irons & Tara Henry Trucking ............................................. Kettner Creative Jordan Kettner (604) 427-1629 115 208 Street Langley BC V2Z 1T7 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kettnercreative.com Event Planning ............................................. N.A.T.S. Nursery Ltd. Rod Nataros (604) 530-9300 24555 32 Avenue Langley BC V2Z 2J5 email@example.com Nurseries, Garden Centres, & Greenhouses ............................................. Peak H2O Kevin Romana (604) 510-5133 110 - 6375 202 Street Langley BC V2Y 1N1 firstname.lastname@example.org www.peakh2o.ca Water
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2014 Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament DATE: LOCATION: FORMAT: REGISTRATION & TAILGATE BREAKFAST: SHOTGUN START:
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Pagoda Ridge Golf Course, 7887 - 264 Street, Langley Texas Scramble 9:30 am 11:00 am
Please stay tuned for registration and sponsorship opportunities. Call the Chamber ofÀce today if you’d like to be put on a wait list for information.
Marketing Workshop: How To Market Your Organization! Join us to learn the HOW, WHAT and WHY of marketing from a guest panel of experts. DATE: TIME: LOCATION: COST: Members:
Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:30 am to 11:30 am Cascades Casino Resort Ballroom ~ 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley $35.00 + GST / Non-Members: $45.00 + GST Trent Caroll
This half-day workshop will include presentations from each of our guest panelists and a Q&A following each presentation. Although this is geared towards not for profits, business owners could also benefit from this event.
Join the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce as we welcome guest speakers: Trent Caroll ~ Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Canucks Sports and Entertainment. Liz Harris ~ Executive Director Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Cancellation Deadline: 24 hrs prior | “No Shows” will be invoiced. Eric Reynolds ~ Owner of Wordcraft Corporate Storytelling Co., Director of Charity Wings.
Thank you to our venue sponsor!
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Everyone — well, any adult, at least — has been there, to some extent. Life progresses and changes. And questions arise about whether this is what life was meant to be. What have I done so far? What will be next? Is it enough? Am I happy? Located just over the Langley-Surrey boundary, Surrey Little Theatre’s (SLT) presents its latest comedy, Becky’s New Car. It tackles the highly relatable themes, taking the audience on one woman’s journey as she veers off the road she views as her mundane reality. “It’s a good story about what a woman can go through when faced with her hum drum life,” says director Marko Hohlbein, fresh off Langley Players’ production of That Darn Plot last fall. When a grief-stricken millionaire wanders into the car dealership where Becky works, she’s lured by the glimmer the chance at a new life offers. “It’s about all the stuff that goes on in our lives and what keeps us steady and going, you know, keeps the rudder in the water. “And then all of a sudden, somebody presents us with an opportunity for a little excitement, a little something different and we take that little tiny step and the next thing, we’re drawn right into it.” For Becky, the chance at a new life sends her, rather unintentionally, into a complicated — albeit humorous — double life. “It’s a case of how far you go,” says Hohlbein. “In the case of Becky, she stuck her foot in the pool but didn’t quite go for the deep dive. “We’ve all looked at our lives and looked at the pasture over there that looks a little greener … until we get over there and realize it’s full of holes.” Playing the protagonist is South Surrey’s Robyn Bradley, who won a best actress award for SLT’s 2012 production of Mending Fences. She’s confident the plot will strike a chord with pretty much anyone. “I think that maybe people don’t actually act in the way that she (Becky) acted, but I think people are often presented with those kinds of choices in life. Everyone can relate to what she’s going through at some point in their life.” The comedy was what drew Bradley to the role, but the attraction to the lead part wasn’t immediate. “I actually read the script and it starts with about a six-page monologue. I looked at the monologue — I didn’t read it — and I went ‘well, I’m out. I’m folding my cards right there’,” she giggles. “Then the actor in me started to see how it would start to formulate and how I would do it.” Presenting a unique challenge for the actress is the interactive aspect of the play. Theatre’s so-called fourth wall is broken down by Becky within the first two minutes, inviting the audience to partake in the action. The prospect is both thrilling and terrifying for Bradley, who has no prior improvisational experience under her
South Surrey actress Robyn Bradley plays the title character in Surrey Little Theatre’s production of Becky’s New Car, which opened on Jan. 30 and runs until Feb. 22. The comedy — directed by Marko Hohlbein, who most recently helmed Langley Players’ production of That Darn Plot — looks at what happens when a discontent woman decides to find out whether the grass is really greener on the other side.
theatrical belt. Her tactic: “Try to stay loose and relaxed and let go of fear. When you’re loose and relaxed, it creates freedom and space. “In theory it’s great, eh?” she laughs. “I’m in the airplane right now about to skydive.” Hohlbein says while the uncertainty can be daunting — you never know what an audience member might say or do — it’s a gift to be able to engage the viewer in such a distinct way. “It’s one of those things where you let the audience into the magic,” he says. “You bring them there and allow the story to unfold.”
It’s about all the stuff that goes on in our lives and ... what keeps the rudder in the water. MARKO HOHLBEIN
Also noteworthy is the challenge of staging a story that takes place in four separate locations. Hohlbein says the effect is achieved mostly through lighting, which helps demonstrate the feverish tempo inherent in juggling two existences. “Poor Becky in the second act has to be in three different places at the same time,” says the director.
“It shows the frenetic pace it takes to live that dual life.” That leaves Bradley running, literally, from scene to scene, attempting to keep pace with her character’s various conversations. “It’s what the playwright intended,” she says. “Her life’s unraveling and she’s not able to keep up with the facade. I’m enjoying the opportunity and hoping I make it work.” Also featured in the play, which opens tonight, are Terry Thomas, who plays Becky’s husband Joe, as well as Philip Hale, Ken Boyd, Laura Luongo, Harry Pering and Cindy Peterson Good. Becky’s New Car runs Thursdays to Sundays from Jan. 30 to Feb. 22, 8 p.m. at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184 St. Matinées are Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 604-576-8451, email email@example.com or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.
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A New Vision for the Future of Langley Schools The Langley School District has rolled out a new vision for the future designed to guide the next 5-10 years. The final version comes after a few months of introspection and consultation with students, staff, parents and community partners. The vision to create ‘an innovative, inspiring and unified learning community’ is supported by sub-themes and a set of core values that will inform each decision the District makes. The core values of integrity, excellence, courage and community consistently rose to the top of discussions around what the District should exemplify during the vision exploration exercises. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Hoffman explains how the District will know when its vision has been realized, “the District will know we have succeeded in achieving ‘an innovative, inspiring and unified learning community’ in Langley when we have flexible and connected environments, instilled a lifelong passion for learning in our students, have knowledgeable, skilled and innovative learners and when schools have inclusive and accepting cultures”. The vision is a long-term project that is meant to become a reality as we move forward in our mission ‘to inspire all learners to reach their full potential and create a positive legacy for the future’.
Books and cupcakes – open house offers two of the best things out there A number of local fiction authors, many of them members of the Langley Writers’ Guild, will gather for an open house and book sale on Friday, Feb. 7 in downtown Langley. Hosted by Frosting Cupcakery, 20411 Fraser Hwy., the event will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cupcakes and other goodies will be provided. Among the authors with her works for sale is Doris Riedweg, president of the Langley Writers’ Guild. Two of her novels, Still Waters and Water in the Wilderness, are influenced by her long-time career as a registered nurse. Riedweg, who recently completed her fourth novel, said that she hopes aspiring novelists will see the event as an opportunity to talk to the authors about writing fiction, and learn of the help available through membership in the Langley
Writers’ Guild. Bruce Kilby’s table will feature copies of his first book, The Legend of the Tooth Fairy, a fantasy for children, which he co-wrote with Ken Johnson and released last year. Langley Times columnist Jim McGregor, and former Times reporter Natasha Jones, will have copies of their first collaboration, Surfacing, which they launched last June. Trudy Davies, well known Surrey poet and author of children’s literature, will be present with her book Butterfly Dreams: Milo’s Adventure. Other novelists in attendance include Cora Goodyear, Carolann Vestergaard, Eleanor Ryan and Loreena Lee. The highlight will be a draw for a Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Visitors to the event are eligible to put their name in the draw for every book they purchase.
Open mic goes live at Frostings Tuesday, Feb. 18 Eighteen students successfully completed the SD35 program and 9 have already been signed as apprentices. Two of those newly signed apprentices shared the ‘Top Student” award: REMSS student Koji Hashimoto and ACSS student Steven Wyckoff. This year’s Top Student recipients averaged 92% on their course work including 8 weeks at BCIT and received the award from Teacher Jeff Dickson. The Piping and Plumbing Program students completed 7900 hours of paid work experience – about $80,000 worth!
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Brookswood Secondary Grade 12 student Jake Guy (in red) stars as Usnavi, a DominicanAmerican who runs a bodega in New Yorkâ€™s Washington Heights and dreams of returning to the land of his birth in the BSS musical theatre departmentâ€™s presentation of In the Heights. The Tony awardwinning musical is at the school from Feb. 5 to 15. Submitted photo
Brookswoodâ€™s musical theatre students ready to hit new Heights IN THE HEIGHTS IS A STORY OF HOPES, DREAMS AND THE CHANGES LIFE BRINGS, WHETHER YOUâ€™RE READY OR NOT BRENDA ANDERSON Times Reporter
Brookswood Secondaryâ€™s musical theatre department is headed to the big city, with a Broadway extravaganza that has been praised by critics for its expressions of collective joy and energy. In The Heights, a Tony-winning drama set in New Yorkâ€™s Washington Heights neighbourhood, tells the universal story of a vibrant community â€” a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries three generations of music. It is a community on the brink of change â€” full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Â In the Heights won the 2008 Tony Awards for best musical, best choreography and best orchestration. And it will hit the stage at Brookswood Secondary this week, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of 75 students, representing every grade level at the school.
The Langley high schoolâ€™s production of the play, which opened on the Great White Way in 2008, will be its Western Canadian premiere, according to BSS teacher Sharon Conrad, who is serving as co-artistic director of the production, alongside Gordon Hamilton and Sheri Eyre. Musical direction is by Derrick Turi and choreography by Jordan Allarie. Hamilton also designed the set â€” a gritty, urban street scene â€” which is inspired by the original Broadway production. In addition to learning their parts (spoken, sung and danced) the young performers â€” including leads, Grade 12 student Jake Guy, who has had a principal role in every Brookswood musical since he arrived in Grade 8, as Usnavi, and Kaitlyn Santa Juana, who was second runner up in last yearâ€™s Langley Has Talent competition, as Nina â€” received Spanish language coaching to help them with the script, which features a number of Dominican-American characters. Usnavi, who was named for the first thing his parents saw when arriving in
America from the Dominican Republic â€” a U.S. Navy ship â€” owns a small bodega. He dreams of returning to the land of his birth and is in love with Vanessa. Nina Rosario has just returned from her first year at Stanford University. As the only member of her family to go to college, she must find a way to tell them that she has dropped out. Supporting the actors, meanwhile, is a full orchestra â€œcomposed of only Brookswood students, who will be playing live in the backstage area during the show,â€? said Conrad.Â â€œIf youâ€™ve ever seen how small the wings are in our theatre, you will know that this is a major feat.â€? Performances of In The Heights will take place each Wednesday to Saturday, beginning on Feb. 5 and running until Feb. 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is Â $12 for everyone. Tickets are available exclusively online at: Â brookswoodmusicaltheatre.brownpapertickets.com and may be available at the door, depending on online sales.
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Role is something Out of a Dream Fresh off productions at Ontario’s Stratford Festival and a little place called Broadway, Langley singer and actor Kaylee Harwood has returned to the Lower Mainland. Harwood will be featured in Rogers & Hammerstein: Out of a Dream — a world premiere musical revue at the newly opened York Theatre on Commercial Dr. — from Feb. 5 to 16. A tribute to the legendary songwriting team, Out of a Dream, presented by Patrick Street Productions, will take audiences on a musical journey featuring songs from every show written by the prolific Broadway duo. “With Out of a Dream we celebrate two masters who almost single-handedly created the golden era of musical theatre,” said “From their first collaboration on Oklahoma! to their final collaboration on The Sound of Music, there is an undeniable majesty to their creations.” Including Harwood, the production’s cast features five of Vancouver’s most accomplished musical theatre artists. She is joined by Kazumi Evans, Warren Kimmel, Caitriona Murphy, and Sayer Roberts. The ensemble will guide audiences on a nostalgic, dreamy journey through the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook, visiting each and every musical penned by the duo, including Carousel,
South Pacific, The King & I, Cinderella, and other favourites. Taking the form of a revue, the production eschews strict narrative and instead thematically floats between songs and scenes in a whimsical tribute to the pair’s musical treasures. Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895– 1960) were an influential and innovative American writing team responsible for some of the 20th century’s most celebrated musicals. While each had achieved acclaim prior to their partnership, their greatest professional successes were to come from their collaboration. Between Oklahoma! in 1943 and The Sound of Music in 1959, the duo created 11 productions for which they received 34 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. In Brief: Patrick Street Productions presents Rodgers & Hammerstein: Out of a Dream Date: Feb. 5 to 16; Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Preview: Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Opening Night: Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. Admission: Prices begin at $19 Address: York Theatre 639 Commercial Dr., at Georgia Street. Tickets: online at tickets.thecultch.com, or by phone at 604251-1363.
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Canadian Olympian Jessica Hewitt has a big cheering squad back in Langley where her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins still live. Below (left to right): Ryan Hewitt, Brandon Craig, Ashleigh Hall, Bryan Poitras, Michelle Lysohinka, Linda Craig and Brooklyne Craig sport their Jess Do It T-shirts at Douglas Park.
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Hewitt from afar. “It is pretty emotional (watching her), but Sochi may be 6,000 miles away, but one exciting as well,” said Brandon Craig, one Canadian competitor knows her Langley of her numerous cousins who still calls Langley home. family is back home cheering her on. He had Skyped with his cousin just last “My family means everything to me,” week. said Jessica Hewitt, in Both of Hewitt’s paran email interview on ents, her mom’s boyFriday from Budapest, friend, Hewitt’s boyHungary. friend and his sister will Hewitt, a 27-year-old be attending the Sochi short track speed skatGames. er, is representing CanThe rest of her family, ada at the Sochi Olymwill follow from their pic Games, which begin computer screens and Feb. 7 in Russia. DONNA CRAIG TVs. She was in Europe for “Every time she skates, the past week with the rest of the Canadian team for some final we follow her on the computer,” said Donna Craig, Hewitt’s great aunt. training prior to the Olympic Games. “We are just so proud of her. It has al“They have always supported me in everything that I do, especially my dream of ways been her dream, ever since she was little, and it has finally come true.” going to the Olympics,” she said. “She really worked hard and sacrificed so “From an early age success in my sport meant traveling across Canada and family much.” Hewitt narrowly missed qualifying for members always pitched in money to help the 2010 Games in Vancouver and nearly me get to competitions.” Hewitt was born in Langley but grew up quit the sport. “I’ve had the dream of attending the in Kamloops, moving to the Interior when Olympics for as long as I can remember she was seven years old. Her parents divorced and her dad, Gary, and there were times when I didn’t think remained in Langley, while Hewitt stayed it was possible,” she said. “I remember nearly giving up on this with her mom, Shelley. Her grandparents — Shirley Hewitt, and dream after not qualifying in 2010 but in John and Gail McInnes — aunts, uncles, the last few years, I finally understood and numerous cousins all still live in Lang- what it took to reach the level required to ley and Fort Langley and are cheering on qualify.”
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Her family is not surprised by Hewitt’s success. “She has such determination and if she wants something, she definitely gets it,” Brandon Craig said. Hewitt will be skating in the 500m event and the 3,000m relay event. Being away from her family, especially
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High five for Callegari Crib It was the Adam Callegari show on Thursday night. Callegari scored five times as the Aldergrove Kodiaks routed the Mission City Outlaws 7-2 in junior B Pacific Junior Hockey League action. Callegari teamed with Spencer Unger (one goal, four assists) and Stephen Ryan (three assists) to lead the one-sided victory on Jan. 30 at the Mission Leisure Centre. Ryan (38 goals, 42 points) and Callegari (24 goals, 64 points) also now sit one-two in
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Spartans clinch top spot, home-court advantage The Trinity Western Spartans have guaranteed themselves a spot in the Canada West final four — which they will be hosting — thanks to picking up a victory over the weekend. The men’s volleyball team, which is ranked first in the country, improved to 18-2 on the season after splitting a pair of matches in Brandon against the host Bobcats. The ninth-ranked Bobcats had won 3-0 (26-24,25-20,25-23) on the Friday night before Trinity Western bounced back to win in five sets 3-2 (18-25,25-19,2521,19-25,15-13). With two regular season games remaining, the Spartans are locked into top spot and will bypass the Canada West quarter-finals. They will host the conference semifinals on Feb. 21 and 22 at the Langley Events Centre. Following Friday night’s loss, Spartans coach Ben Josephson had questioned what sort of character his team would display and how they would respond. And he was happy with what he saw in Saturday’s victory. “It was a great match and the best match we’ve played in all year,” Josephson said. “It was the best opponent we’ve played and it was in a hostile environment. “They’re desperate to make the playoffs and we were desperate to clinch first.” “I thought tonight we made great strides in learning how to play in this playoff-like pressure environment,” he added. Saturday’s victory saw a solid team effort with four players hitting double digits in kills and the team finishing at nearly 33 per cent in hitting percentage. Nick Del Bianco led the way with 18 kills and three blocks.
Ryan Sclater (16 kills), Brad regular season play. Kufske (13 kills) and Lucas Van Regardless of what happens Berkel (12 kills) also had big this week, neither team can games. Adam Schriemer had 57 catch first-place UBC (18-2) nor set assists. fall below third place in the Friday’s match was the first standings. They will both host time the Spartans were swept a Canada West best-of-three since 2012. The team would not quarterfinal. lose again after that on their “We didn’t match the enerway to the CIS national cham- gy and intensity in which they pionship. p l ay e d ,” “Hopesaid Trinfully this ity Westgroup reern coach sponds in R y a n a similar Hofer. fashion “We outp l a y e d that that them on group rethe serve s p o n d e d ,” receive Jo s ep h s o n battle yessaid. BEN JOSEPHSON terday and Kufske they did and Del Bithat to us anco each today. We had nine kills, three blocks and an ace in couldn’t manage and control the ball as well as they did. the losing effort. “We just need to go back to The Spartans close out the regular season with a pair of the drawing board and we’re home games at the Langley going to sue this weekend to Events Centre this weekend get better.” Sophie Carpentier led the against the Winnipeg Wesmen Spartans with nine kills while (9-11). Royal Richardson had five kills ••••• The Trinity Western Spartans in Saturday’s defeat. Friday’s victory saw the team women’s volleyball team saw their 10-match winning streak use a strong serve and block for come to an end with a straight the straight-sets victory. The team had 10 aces and sets defeat to the host Brandon nine blocks in the win with AliBobcats. The teams played a two-game cia Perrin leading things with 10 set over the weekend with each kills, three aces and five blocks. Carpentier had 15 kills, four one winning in straight sets. The Spartans, ranked third in aces and three blocks and Richthe country, won 3-0 (25-21,25- ardson came up with 12 kills, seven digs, two aces and two 10,25-15) on Friday. The Bobcats, ranked second, blocks. The Spartans close out the won 3-0 (25-13,25-11,25-21) on Saturday and the result leave regular season with a pair of both teams tied for second home games at the Langley place in the Canada West con- Events Centre on Friday and ference with 15-5 records head- Saturday against Winnipeg (8ing into the final weekend of 12).
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The Valley West Hawks have doubled their lead over the Vancouver Chiefs in a race for third place in the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League. The Hawks took three of four points from the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds last weekend, while the Chiefs lost a pair of games to the Vancouver Giants. Valley West, at 21-11-2, is now six points clear of the fourth-place Chiefs with six games to play. It also assures the Hawks of a top-eight finish, and a position in the provincial playoffs which begin in four weeks. In an 8-3 win Saturday in Abbotsford, Valley West took an early lead and never looked back in a victory over the Thunderbirds. Paul Savage and Ty Westgard netted goals just 11 seconds apart before the game was 10 minutes old. Leading 2-1 after one period, the Hawks buried Fraser Valley with four more in the second. Surrey forward Matt Bradley of Surrey notched two goals, with Jordan Funk of Cloverdale and Davis Koch of White Rock adding singles. Each team tallied twice in the final 20 minutes. Mitch Newsome of Surrey and White Rock’s Matt Barberis were the Valley West goalscorers. The Hawks scored first in Sunday’s game, a tally from Koch with five minutes remaining in the first period, but were tied 1-1 and trailing 3-1 at the period breaks. Barberis got the Hawks to within one with seven minutes to play, then Newsome tied the contest 17 seconds later to lift Valley West into a 3-3 tie. The Hawks will host the struggling, Kamloops-based Thompson Blazers next weekend. Saturday’s game is at 3:30 p.m. at the Langley Sportsplex, followed by a game Sunday at 1:15 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.
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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED. Northern Youth Abroad is looking for families to host 2 youth from Nunavut/NWT. Volunteering in your community. July/ August. www.nya.ca. 1-866-212-2307.
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CAREAIDE needed P/t-f/t morneve-wknds Some exp. $15/hr. Phone 778-242-9551
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REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402
www.MOUNTAIN-MOVERS.ca Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
CHIHUAHUA’S - Reg’d microchipped, cert. of pedigree, health records, shots, dewormed, paper trained, $795. 604-353-8750 firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY RAISED Siamese X flame point kittens $120 & 1 grey & wht $40. To nice family only. 1-604-794-5972 FEMALE PEKINGESE top of the line pup, reg’d. Email for more info. Video avail. $995. 604-353-8750. email@example.com
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
MALE WESTIE. Top of the line pup. Registered, email for more info. Video avail. $895. 604-353-8750 firstname.lastname@example.org PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833
MINI DACHSHUND PUPPIES, born Dec 11th. M&F. unique smooth coat silver dapple and black & tan piebald. Raised by 12 yr old girl in 4H dog obediance. Well socialized. 1st shots & dewormed. $800/ea (will go toward education fund) Call: 604820-4827 (Mission). 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
Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069
Save-More Roofing - Specializing in New Roofs, Re-Roofs & Repairs. 778-892-1266
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
ELECTRIC LIFT RECLINER CHAIR, brown, like new, $300 obo. 604-880-3537
FULLY SEASONED, Alder, Maple, Birch. Split & Delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime 362
SECURITY / ALARM SYSTEMS
Strata mailbox repairs & security upgrades. Problem doors fixed - bent, dragging, slamming etc. Full locksmith service for all your security needs. Lic. & bonded. Father & sons business with over 45 years experience.
.Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated Ryan 778.229.0236
ACCURATE PAINTING 3 Room Special $299 incls. paint & 2 coats
RS Lock & Security 604-318-2956
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
New SRI 2 bdrm, den, 2 bath double wide in Langley 45+ park $129,900. Chuck 604-830-1960
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Difﬁculty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663
5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets
Over 2000 COLOURS provided by General Paint & Deluxe Premium Products.
TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT!
CEILINGS OUR SPECIALTY
• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates
604-530-7885 / 604-328-3221
GUILDFORD - 2 bdrm, 1 bth, top flr reno’d, new appls, u/g prkg, $900 incl heat/hot water. N/P, N/S. email@example.com 1.250.474.7743
LANGLEY, 4 bdrm apt, $1130/mo, quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-539-0217
FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (778)908-2501
CANE CORSO MASTIFF pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet ✓ $1000 Call 604-826-7634.
100% Heating & Plumbing
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Certified, Insured & Bonded Reliable & Affordable Journeyman Avail 24/7 Call 604-345-0899
#1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d/Ins. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423
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
#1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d/Ins. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423
CHIHUAHUA, male pup, 20 weeks old, $450 obo. Call 604-794-7347
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LANGLEY SxS Duplex plus 1/2 acre lot, reno’d, Rent $2300/mo. Asking $499K. 604-807-6565.
HOMES WANTED We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com (604) 657-9422
WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Whereas;
Alan Edwin Searcy is indebted to Elite Bailiff Services Ltd. for storage on a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro with VIN: 2G1FB1ED7B9130851 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $1,313.62 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of February, 2014 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave, Langley, BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on January 13th, 2014.
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
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Apartments 20727 Fraser Highway
1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable Criminal record check may be req’d.
LANGLEY CITY: 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 4 appl, 1800 sq.ft. grnd lvl entry bsmt style home. Walk dist to elem schl, shops & park. Lrg fncd yard, deck, storage, $1600 + utils. 1 Pet ok. Feb 15 or Mar 1. Joe 604-617-7879
LANGLEY MEADOWS DAYCARE has openings. Crafts, workbooks puzzles & walks etc. Fenced backyard with lots of toys. Safe and comfortable environment. A nurturing and exp. provider. Pls call Heidi at (604)530-6645
Sell your vehicle FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!
SOUTH SURREY Short Term or Long term!
Like New Townhouse. Only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Flr. to ceiling storage + storage rm. in garage. 6 s/s appli. d/w, w/d, Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. Covered patio lower & outdoor patio upper. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping. NO Smoking inside & NO Pets! $2250/month. Available March 1.
We have 2 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”
NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities 3 BDRM - 1.5 Baths - 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and fenced back yard For more info call Mike at 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack BC - Move in Incentive! Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family Oriented
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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
New SRI *1296 sq/ft Double wide $89,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $67,888. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.
HOMES FOR RENT
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LANGLEY, central. Clean 3 bdrm. Recent upgrades. Family friendly. Large fenced yard. Close to shopping, schools & park. Avail now. N/P. $950 + util. 604-791-0211
Rainbow & Majorca
Ask about our ROOM SPECIAL
S. LANGLEY Cozy 1/bdrm, main floor. Suits 1. $625/mo incl util. Refs. Avail now. 604-630-7788
Villa Fontana & Stardust
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
S. SURREY WAREHOUSE approx 1000 sq.ft., concrete flr, 16” roll up door, gated, suitable for storage, $700/mo, avail now. 604-835-6000
FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry & parking. No Pets BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED
Call 604-530-5646 or 604-230-3903
ADORABLE PUPPIES -sm. breed & X’s. Vet Check, Deworm, Shots. $350+ Ready To Go (778)545-0311
LANGLEY CITY APARTMENTS ON 201A
Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 Level apartment $990/mo. 1.5 baths, 5 appli’s, in-ste laundry, balcony, secure parking. N/P, N/S. Utils extra. Walking dist. to Safeway. Avail now. Call for appt to view:
ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304
BROOKSWOOD COMMERCIAL LEASE spaces available at 208th Street and 40th Ave. Sizes 7002100 s.f. $1500 - $4500. Call Frank @ Noort Investments 604-835-6300 or Nick @ 604-526-3604.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 50 + Building Windsor Village - South Surrey 16th & 140th St. Great location. 2 bdrms, 2 baths, ground floor. All appl. Nice patio, good cond. $245,000:
LANGLEY City 4-plex, 3 bdrm lower 1.5 baths, 3 appls, fncd yard. Avail now. NS/NP. $1135. 778-549-3491
ALDERGROVE large 1 bdrm, all newly reno’d. Deck. N/S, N/P. $675 + utils. Seniors discount. Please call 604-532-9905 or 1-604-865-1122
Painters SINCE 1977
Rooms from $99.00 incls. paint
WALNUT GROVE. Bright & beautiful 1 bdrm ste. Fresh kitchen, gleeming lam. flooring. Spac. bdrm liv/drm. combo. Lots of windows. Own lndry. Nr. everything. Avail asap. $800 + utils. 778-241-0665.
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LANGLEY Murrayville. Brand new Legal 2bd g/lvl, full bath, own laund Ns/Np. Avail immed. $950 incl utils. 604-530-7062 or 778-998-7062.
LANGLEY CITY 1-bdrm apt. Clean, crime free bldg. Incl. heat, n/p, refs. req’d. $710. 604-530-6384.
ALDERGROVE. Central location 1 bdrm apt. $675/mo. Refs & credit check. Avail. now. 778-549-3852
LANGLEY City 202/50th. 2 Bdrm grnd lvl suite, own laundry, gas f/p, pkng, cat ok, n/s, avail now. $900 +1/4 utils. Call 604-805-4789.
REAL ESTATE TONY’’S PAINTING
(604)530-5646 or (604)230-3903
2 BDRM PENTHOUSE with den in ALDERGROVE. $950/mo, shrd w/d d/w, a/c, & large rooftop patio. N/S, N/P. Includes heat & ht/wtr. Call: 604-532-9905 or 604-865-1122
LANGLEY: 5530 - 208 St. Quiet, clean, spacious 2 bdrm, 4 appls, hot/wtr, prkg incl. $915/mo. Res. Mgr. N/S, N/P. Avail March 1st. Call 604-534-1114 between 9am - 8pm.
STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
LANGLEY’S BEST RATES Located in the heart of Langley, 650–2,600 sqft of office/retail space. Zoned C1 Commercialgreat for retail, office, general service, eating & entertainment and auction. Call for details:
15350 105 Ave. Spacious 4 bdrm T/H. $1204/mo. Shrd purchase req’d. D/W, F/P, W/D hkup. Walking dist to Guildford Mall, library & rec ctr. Easy access to bridge. No Pets. Ph btwn 10am-9pm (604)582-9520
MUST SELL: *PRIDE SCOOTER, Pneumatic tires, metallic red, never used, purchase price was $4895, sell for $3600 firm. *Walker $100 firm (was $495 new). 604-534-0020
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CALL FOR NEW SPECIALS Spacious Bachelor, 1, 2, 3 Bdrm Suites. Heat & Hot Water incl. On Site Manager
LANGLEY 202/Fraser Hwy. 1 Bdrm inste laundry, storage & prkg. Mar 1 $1000/mo (neg). (778)772-6902
SAWMILLS from only $4,897 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
(Ceiling & Trim Extra) • Quality Guaranteed • Bondable • Ref’s Randall 604.353.8042
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SAMOYED PUPPIES Beautiful Healthy CKC reg’d show quality 8 weeks $1000 email@example.com 250-335-3072
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
Linwood Place Apts: 604-530-6555 Maple Manor Apts: 604-534-0108 1 & 2 bdrm apts, $650-$900/mo. Ask about our Move-In BONUS. 2 Bdrm units from $807- $847/mo. First Months Rent Free! 5 Min walk to Surrey Ctrl Skytrain, and all amenities. Well maintained, clean, quiet, sec’d adult only bldg. No Pets. Shared purchase required. Call: 604-583-2122 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MALE POMERANIAN registered, micro-chipped, all health records, video avail. $895. 604-353-8750 email@example.com
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Running this ad for 8yrs
New SRI 14x70. 2 Bedroom on 55+ pad in Abby. $84,988. Chuck 604-830-1960
MALE COCKER - Micro-chipped Reg’d, cert of pedigree, video avail. health records. $895. 604-353-8750 firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley
LANGLEY: *GREENWOOD MANOR* 20630 Eastleigh Cres Reno’d Bachelor & 2 Bdrms. From $650 - $850. Spacious Hdwd floors. By transit, Kwantlen College. Small dogs OK. 778-387-1424, 604-540-2028
2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.
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We do all the work, so you can just go home.
Dream On!! Yeah! Ok. Work with me on this. Everyone lean back and close your eyes real tight. Hey you - yes, you in the yellow house on the corner, sitting at the kitchen table - close them all the way - this isn’t going to work unless everyone cooperates. Now imagine that I’m sitting at the table beside you and I open a briefcase and it’s full of money! Good, genuine, non-counterfeit Canadian dollars. I scoop all the money out and I throw it in the air and it drifts down onto the kitchen ﬂoor while I quietly leave. OK. Open your eyes. Is the money there? No? OK. Well, how about this? It’s not me but a government ofﬁcial with the suitcase full of money throwing it all over the kitchen ﬂoor. Still not happening for you? Well, maybe instead of throwing money all over your kitchen ﬂoor, she left you a form to ﬁll out and the government will send you the free money? What??- she didn’t leave the form behind? No problem - I can show you where to download it from the internet. Really! The government of Canada will allow you to pull up to $25,000 (up to $50,000 for a couple) out of your RRSP and use it towards a down payment on the purchase of a home. You have 15 years to pay it back (to yourself) and it’s still not taxable. Think about that. Instead of borrowing it from a bank, on your mortgage, and paying interest on it for 15 years to the bank, you can pay it to yourself through your RRSP. Today a bank would charge you 5.34% interest on a ﬁve year term mortgage. Over the 15 years, if interest rates didn’t go up, you would end up paying the bank back $36,249.61: $11249.61 of which would be interest that you now get to pay back to yourself, through your RRSP, tax-deferred, and earning additional interest from your RRSP investment, which is also tax deferred. It’s called The Home Buyers Plan (HBP), offered by the government of Canada and the form (which she forgot to throw on the kitchen ﬂoor) can be downloaded at.: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ ndvdls/tpcs/rrsp-reer/hbp-rap/menu-eng.html/ And there’s an extra kicker: Once you have paid it back you may be able to do it all over again. Really! In addition the federal government will give ﬁrst-time homebuyers a tax credit up to $750: The form is available at: www. cra.gc.ca. Enter ‘First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit’ in the search box. And, while you’re at it don’t forget to pick up the GST rebate if the home you’re purchasing is new. The rebate is 36% of the GST payable for homes purchased for $350,000 or less. The maximum rebate is $6,300. The form is found at: www.cra.gc.ca Enter ‘RC4028’ in the search box.
A new career?
And how about our provincial government: After all we did re-elect them, collectively at least. The least they can do is give you back some of your money. Well, for ﬁrst-time homebuyers, the BC government will exempt you from paying the Property Purchase Tax of 1% of the ﬁrst $200,000 and 2% of the balance for any type of home (condo, townhouse, house, etc.) purchased for $425,000 or less. That’s a maximum of $6500 savings. This form can be found at: www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/business/Property_ Taxes/Property_Transfer_Tax/ptt.htm But wait, there’s more. You can get a 10% rebate on your CMHC insurance premium if you buy an energy - efﬁcient home or you make energy saving renovations. The standard CMHC premium rate is 2.75% of the mortgage. On a $300,000 mortgage, 10% amounts to $825 plus you’ll save on your energy bill. The form can be found at: www.cmhc.ca/en/co/moloin/ moloin_008.cfm And speaking of energy costs, what about BC Hydro and Fortis BC? They should throw some of our money back as well. Well, they do. In partnership with the BC government, BC Hydro will give you rebates of $25-$50 whenever you buy certain Energy Star appliances. Heck, they’ll even buy your old refrigerator from you for $30 as long as it’s in working condition. What the heck do they want with your old refrigerator in working condition? They’ll even give you a $15 rebate on a new clothes drying rack, amongst many other items. A clothes drying rack! For the form go to: www.bchydro.com/powersmart/residential/rebates_savings/ appliance_rebates.html And Fortis BC has similar programs for appliances that burn natural gas as well as rebates for switching from BC Hydro. Their forms can be found at: www.fortisbc.com/Naturalgas/homes/ offers/pages/default.aspx So, let’s try this again. Close your eyes, dream, open them again, and there it is-money lying all over the kitchen ﬂoor. Dreams really can come true. If you’re thinking of buying your ﬁrst home this year, or a new home, or a larger home, or a smaller home, go ahead-pick up the money. The government wants you to! Stewart Henderson Managing Broker, Macdonald Realty Ltd. reach me at: email@example.com
Due to an expansion of our Langley ofﬁce we require new real estate sales representatives. These are career positions. No experience is necessary as we provide full support in professional sales training, and ongoing, full-time management support in your real estate career with ﬂexible working hours. These positions are full time and require personnel who are customer focused and willing to provide maximum professional service to our loyal clients. Remuneration is commission based and the opportunity is available to increase your income year after year and to establish a proﬁtable and respected career. For more information:
Mark Winter Vice President, Business Development Macdonald Realty Ltd Tel: 604-264-6725 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Stewart Henderson Managing Broker Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Langley) Tel: 604-530-4111 email: email@example.com
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