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Icy road blamed in fatal crash MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter

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Icy road conditions were likely to blame when this vehicle ended up in a ditch along Old Yale Road on Tuesday morning. With temperatures hovering around freezing, more than 50 crashes were reported between Surrey and Abbotsford, including a fatal accident in South Langley. In that incident, a 61-year-old man flipped his pickup truck on 240 Street, just two blocks from his home.

Icy road conditions are likely to blame for the death of a 61-year-old Langley man, after his pickup truck flipped just two blocks from his home on Tuesday morning. Langley RCMP said the driver could not survive his injuries, after his vehicle slid off the road and flipped. The call came into police shortly before 6 a.m. The preliminary investigation suggests the driver was northbound in the 1800 block of 240 Street when his vehicle slid left off the road, flipping on to the passenger side of his pickup truck. The road was extremely slippery and the officers on scene said it was difficult to even stand on the roadway, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks.  Additionally, the driver was not wearing his seat belt. Due to the proximity of his residence, it is highly unlikely speed was a factor, said police. The 61-year-old man

was taken to hospital, but didn’t survive his injuries, Marks said on Tuesday morning. Police continue to look into whether or not he suffered a medical emergency just prior to the crash. Police closed that area of 240 Street, while they investigated. Black ice and extremely slippery conditions were reported all over Langley, with many vehicles sliding off roads, some into ditches. Police were busy all morning dealing with many collisions, said Marks. At least nine crashes happened in Langley before 7:30 a.m. — all due to ice. Fraser Highway was the iciest route, causing the most problems, said Marks. Black ice and icy road conditions caused more than 50 crashes between Surrey and Abbotsford, reported the Lower Mainland RCMP. Anyone who witnessed the fatal collision and hasn’t spoken to police, is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

Crown seeking three years for sex assault FORMER LA NGLEY TEACHER TO BE SENTENCED MARCH 2 0, F OL LO WIN G GU ILTY PLEA MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter

Former Langley teacher Deborah Ralph will learn her fate for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy on March 20, in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. On Friday, Ralph pleaded guilty to sexual assault involving an 11-year-old former student.

Her victim and his family were in the court room when she made the plea. Ralph’s jury trial was supposed to go ahead last month, but she decided to plead guilty instead. Crown counsel David Simpkin is asking for a sentence of three years in jail for the “egregious breach of trust, given she is his teacher, she became a family friend, he was

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only 11 years old and to the grooming elements to this offence and the impact on the victim.” Crown is also asking for a 10-year order that she stay away from persons under 16 with exemptions, likely involving family members. He also asked that she be put on the Canada sex offender registry for 20 years.

The defense is asking for an 18- to 24-month sentence to be served in the community. The judge will have to decide when to apply the Criminal Code to the offences, because at the time of the sexual crimes, a conditional sentence was an appropriate Continued Page 6

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Aldergrove development gets council go-ahead DA N FERGU SO N Tim e s Re po r t e r

A controversial proposal to develop 19 acres of land into 61 residential lots in Aldergrove is one step closer to being built, after winning preliminary approval from Langley Township council on Monday, Feb. 3. The site near 28 Avenue and 276 Street used to be a sewage treatment plant. It was decommissioned in the late 1990s. The design would keep 40 per cent of the total property, 7.7 acres, as “environmental-natural open space” to provide setbacks from the creeks and wetland areas, and a trail network would be built along Bertrand Creek and the perimeter of the property.

All but one member of council voted for the development, with several saying the money from the sale of the property will help pay for the planned new recreation centre and pool in Aldergrove. “If we want a pool, we better get at it,” said Councillor David Davis. “It’s a first step to putting money aside for a pool,” Councillor Bev Dornan said. “This is absolutely ideal for Aldergrove,” Councillor Charlie Fox said. “It’s going to be nothing but great,” said Councillor Steve Ferguson. At a public hearing on the project last month, several speakers lobbied to have the forested southern portion on the south side of Bertrand Creek preserved.

Councillor Bob Long said the site was “a bit of a war zone,” not a pristine wilderness. Councillor Kim Richter, the only member of council who voted against the development, called it “more suburban sprawl.” Richter tried to get council to limit development to the northern section, but was outvoted Two Aldergrove residents, Angela Wonitowy and Jessica Horst, collected 300 names on a petition that called for a down-sizing of the development. The proposal by builder Michael Sanderson will come back to council at a future meeting for a final decision. — with files from Kurt Langmann, Aldergrove Star

Traffic calming on 29 Ave. STUDEN T WAS HIT ON ROAD IN 2012 D AN FERGU SO N Ti me s Re po r t e r

A vote on traffic calming measures for the road that runs in front of Aldergrove Community Secondary School was so close to passing that Langley Township council decided to proceed anyway. A report on the mail-in vote, which was carried out in November, shows 65.6 per cent of the residents who responded support taking steps to slow drivers down on 29 Avenue, which fronts the 700-student school. The vote was a near-miss, just short of the 67 per cent minimum required under Township regulations and that would normally mean Township staff automatically move on to the next highest priority location. But council decided the work on 29 Avenue will proceed, after Mayor Jack Froese suggest-

ed council should make an exception to the rule in the name of student safety, calling it “a larger community good that council needs to address.” Councillor Charlie Fox, who was principal of the school for about six years, needed no convincing. Fox made the proposal to waive the minimum majority requirement, saying at the very least, “one or two speed bumps” should be installed to deter drivers from speeding. “We had a student hit on 29 Avenue,” Fox said. That incident took place in February, 2012, when 10-yearold Nico Pike was hit while on his way home from school. “There have been accidents through the course of years [because] people don’t respect the school zone in that area, they just don’t.” Councillor Bob Long suggested waiting until after

some already-approved crosswalk improvements were made at the school this year. “Let’s see what happens,” Long said. Councillor Kim Richter agreed with Long, saying she was concerned that only 19 per cent of the area residents surveyed actually voted, 259 out of 1,342 people. “We’re making a decision to spend money on the sayso of a small group of people,” Richter said, adding “we can come back to this next year.” Councillor Bev Dornan said a low response rate is not unusual for that kind of survey and the project should go forward, rather than cancelling it based on a difference of one or two votes. The Fox proposal to waive the 67 per cent approval requirement and have the work go ahead passed by a 6-3 vote.

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It may or may not have been winter’s last gasp, at least in Langley. The clear, cold days of last week ended on Saturday in brilliant sunshine, and down on the shore of the Fraser River at Derby Reach Park, Patricia Tallman found there was no shortage of ice. It is rapidly disappearing with the usual February rains this week.

Grads go post-secondary An exit survey of 2013 Langley School District grads showed that 86 per cent were planning to attend post-secondary institutions. Of those, 14 per cent were planning to attend Kwantlen Polytechnic University, while 22 per cent were planning to attend the

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Rising labour and policing costs and infrastructure that is rapidly approaching the end of its useful life are among the reasons that Langley City home and business owners will see their tax bill rise again this year. On Feb. 3, Langley City council began debating a budget that calls for an overall tax increase of 2.71 per cent which aims to put an additional $593,250 in City coffers in 2014. Owners of detached homes will see that increase of 2.71 per cent on their tax notices this year, while strata owners — condos and townhouses — are looking at a one per cent jump. In practical terms, that means the average single family dwelling will pay $2,731 — up about $72 over 2013 — while strata property owners will see their taxes rise from $1,262 last year to $1,275 in 2014 — a $13 increase. Those figures include a .75 per cent infrastructure levy — for a total of $164,000 — which will go into a fund dedicated to the replacement of aging sewer and water lines, road repair, traffic signals, etc. Pipes are normally expected to last 50 to 60 years, explained City CAO Francis Cheung. Most of the lines south of the Nicomekl floodplain were installed in the 1970s, but acidic soil has led to a faster-than-average corrosion of the pipes, meaning they will need to be replaced over the next several years. In addition to the $164,000 — which, from a capital perspective, isn’t a lot of money, said Cheung — the City is also committing $500,000 from taxation to capital works reserve. The City’s goal is not just to maintain the status quo, but to get ahead of the curve,

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again the two largest cost drivers in the City of Langley. Salaries and wages for City employees as well as council remuneration, will total $11.8 million in 2014, up from $11. 4 million last year. Policing costs, meanwhile, are set to rise by $252,000 to just over $10.3 million. More than one-third of the proposed property tax increase is earmarked to pay for both local policing — which the City shares with the Township — as well as helping to pay for the Lower Mainland’s eight integrated teams, including homicide investigation, traffic enforcement and gang-related issues. Overall policing costs account for nearly half the City’s annual taxation revenue (45 per cent). However, the City also banked a $600,000 operating surplus in 2013, thanks in large part to the collection of unanticipated development fees which were paid earlier than expected. Following the Feb. 3 presentation by Darrin Leite, the City’s director of corporate services, Councillor Dave Hall suggested a number of changes could be made to the budget in light of the surplus. One major project on the horizon this year is the long-awaited construction of a new Timms Community Centre, which is expected to break ground in the fall. At $14.3 million, the new community centre will contain all the amenities of the former centre — a weight room, space for fitness classes community meeting rooms — as well as a gymnasium. Of that figure, $11 million will come from casino funds, $3 million from the capital works fund and $150,000 each from the City’s off-street parking fund and the 2013 surplus. “Why are we not targeting more of the surplus directly to Timms?” asked Hall, who suggested the scope of the recreation

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100-year-old carriage house in Fort Langley to be restored ‘FACELIFT’ WILL GIVE 1912 STRUCTURE NEW LIFE What stands as the last remaining structure of the extensive Charles Edward Hope estate, built in 1912, is now getting a facelift. The Hope Carriage House, located in the heart of Fort Langley behind the famous Community Hall, has withstood more than 100 years of rain, snow, sleet, and hail, and it shows. Through a partnership between the property owners with both Lanstone Homes, a custom home builder heading up the nearby McBride Station project, and the Township of Langley, which has awarded this project a grant through the Heritage Building Incentive Program, the aim of the restoration is to retain the structural soundness of the carriage house while improving its weathered exterior and maintaining the classic heritage look. A large part of the restoration will be replacing the windows and doors. With the current doors and

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sentence, defence reminded Supreme Court Judge Selwyn Romilly. There have been considerable changes to the Criminal Code and how crimes against children are treated, said Simpkin. Since 2005, a minimum jail sentence must occur. Ralph sexually assaulted her former student between December 1998 and June 2001, while the boy was between the ages of 11 to 13. The assaults included kissing and fondling, and she performed oral sex on him. He broke contact with her, despite her repeated efforts to keep the relationship going, the courts heard. The victim contacted Langley RCMP in 2011 to report the abuse. Ralph taught him in Grade 5 at James Kennedy Elementary School. However, the sexual interference didn’t occur until she was no longer his teacher. The court learned that Ralph went to the victim’s family home to congratulate him on graduating from her class, and to offer him a job cleaning a

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John Dance passes away Well-known Langley businessman and volunteer John Dance died Tuesday, after a fall last week. He was 77. Mr. Dance operated insurance agencies in Langley City and Aldergrove for many years, but was probably best known for his many years of service with three of Langley’s Rotary Clubs. Most recently, he was a member of the Langley Sunrise Club. He also was a former president of the Langley Chamber of Commerce. As a community volunteer, he was involved in a large number of community events and fundraisers. He was president of the Langley Days Society and a founding member of Langley’s Citizens on Patrol. He worked in his early years as a milkman, but then went into the insurance business, first in life insurance and then expanding to offer general and auto insurance. “It was a family office with his wife Gail, myself and at one point Dad had Gail’s first husband Bill working with us,” said his daughter Tracy Dance-Olson. “At home you could often find Dad doing Autoplan at the kitchen table for customers that had forgot to renew. Sometimes he would be so busy when I came to visit, I would be helping

out renewing auto insurance at the kitchen table.” In the 1980s, one of Mr. Dance’s employees had a new baby and had trouble finding daycare, “so Dad being Dad said to Susan “just bring the kid to the office then” and she did. Lindsay became well-known to the customers and was even featured in some of our advertising,” recalled Dance-Olson. David Truman, assistant governor of Rotary District 5050, said Mr. Dance was the only person who had belonged to three Langley Rotary clubs. His service was recognized by Rotary by awarding him three Paul Harris Fellowships. He was a leading organizer of Rotary Tip ‘n Taste, and had over 35 years of perfect attendance at Rottary meetings. He is survived by his wife Gail, four children, Melanie, Tracy, Brent and Michele, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with a fourth due any day. He also has three step-children, Serena, Venetia and Rick, and three step-grandchildren. A celebration of life is being planned for Feb. 22. The time and location are yet to be confirmed. See The Times’ website for updates.

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No agency in charge of maintaining roads can get it right at all times, yet it seems that many of them in the Lower Mainland were caught unawares by wet roads and freezing conditions on Monday night. The result was a chaotic situation on the roads in most areas early Tuesday, with the most tragic result in South Langley, where a 61-year-old man died on 240 Street when his pickup truck slid into a ditch. Langley RCMP members who were called to the scene at about 6 a.m. said the road was so slippery they could barely stand on it. As many maintenance outfits were ready in case snow fell over the long weekend, it is puzzling that the situation Monday night seemed to catch them by surprise. It’s not as if we don’t get rain here in the winter months, and there are times that the skies clear afterwards and the temperatures drop below freezing. Yet there were hundreds of crashes on Tuesday morning, with a fair number of these in Langley. Drivers must also accept their share of the blame. Too many people drive as if the roads are dry at all times. They do not slow down for rainy conditions, and even in snow, they rarely take the foot off the gas. Yet when temperatures are close to freezing, conditions can change significantly. They can be very different from one area to another, and change quickly. Caution should be the approach that drivers apply in such situations. Hopefully, Langley Township and Langley City, along with provincial road maintenance organizations, will look closely at Tuesday’s situation and learn some valuable lessons from it.

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The importance of getting Chronic approach they Valentine card just right say Last week, the little girl and boy it began to work out. First the guys in front of me at the checkout — Bob, Terry, Glenn, Gary, Joe, Dacounter were clutching packages of vid, and Richard. Then the girls — Valentine cards. I had to wonder if Cynthia, Susan, Gail, Grace, Rebecthe same events would be taking ca, Linda, or Joan. All of them were place this week in their classrooms pretty easy names to spell. that we had at Langley Central But then came the most delicate school many, many years ago. MCGREGOR situation of this task. Picking out At some point during art class, the Valentine for “Her.” A crush on before Valentine’s Day, we would a girl in Grade 4 is a very serious make some sort of large envelope Jim McGregor thing indeed. You can’t let any of to capture all our expected cards. your male friends know you like The project began with cutting, this girl, because they will ridicule pasting and folding construction paper, you mercilessly and worse yet, maybe tell then decorating the outside with hearts or her. You certainly can’t tell her because some sort of designs. what if she doesn’t feel the same way The finished envelope would either hang about you. Then you would have to ask from our desk or maybe the class would your parents to move to another town. put them all up along the wall together. So you fuss over the picture. You don’t The most important feature was to display want her thinking you are making fun our names in big print, making it easy for of her. You stress over the verse. It can’t the others to find. be too personal to give you away but it One night at home, we would spread the should say more than you said to the Valentines out on the kitchen table. With other girls. scissors and glue and a sharp pencil at Once the decision is made, then comes hand, we would begin the task of selecting the printing of her name. It must be letthe proper card for the right classmate. ter perfect and you write it as if you are The teacher was the easiest. There was engraving on the crown jewels. Surely she always a card that said something clever will notice the difference in your writing like “To my Teacher,” so that was an easy from the clumsy scrawl of the other boys. one. You made sure to print your name in On the big day, you carefully open your big letters, as there was always the urban envelope to see if she left one for you. You legend that if your teacher didn’t get a Val- read the message, look at the picture and entine from you, you might not pass that the writing to see if she has left a clue for year. No sense taking any chances. you. After you are pretty sure she did, you You had to be careful when selecting keep her Valentine separate from the rest. the cards. Some might have the right picTake some time, send a special message ture for a certain classmate, but the word- to your Valentine this year. Pretend she’s ing would be wrong and you didn’t want the girl who sits three rows over and two to send a wrong message to a girl or get seats down. At least that’s what McGregor thumped by a boy. But after some sorting, says.

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It is said the definition of insanity is to repeat the same behaviour over and over again and expect a different result. So it should come as no surprise the shambolic state our criminal justice system is in, especially when it comes to dealing with chronic offenders. The approach of the Canadian justice system is almost entirely focused on investigating crimes, prosecuting those responsible and incarcerating them. And when the sentence is up, the criminal is unleashed on the public with no meaningful support or supervision to do it all over again. And so the cycle of crime and incarceration continues. As a result of this approach, police resources are stretched thin, courtrooms are backlogged and jails are full. Not only is this approach ineffective at preventing crime, it’s prohibitively expensive. Unfortunately, very little consideration is given to why people commit crimes, and how they can better supported so they don’t keep committing them. As the Delta Police Department’s recent report on chronic offenders notes, the vast majority of these individuals suffer from extreme cases of mental illness, exacerbated by drug addition. Their crimes, thus, are symptoms of their illness. An approach that treats chronic offenders as sick human beings and provides them with long-term treatment, supervision and support will undoubtedly have more success than the current dysfunctional model. And while the thought of rehabilitating criminals instead of incarcerating them may seem like mollycoddling to some, bear in mind this approach has been proven to save taxpayers’ dollars and reduce crime. The Delta Police report cites none other than the State of Texas as an example of this approach being successful not only from a public safety standpoint, but from an economic one as well. That is why it is disappointing to see Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party’s so-called “tough-on-crime” approach, which advocates more of the same punitive treatment of criminals that has been so spectacularly unsuccessful for so long, just on a much larger scale. The result will be a predictable failure, and will cost Canadian taxpayers billions of dollars. — South Delta Leader

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A new tree bylaw, by the back door

Letter’s audacity shocks Editor: I could not believe what I found in my mailbox — an envelope emblazoned with large letters “If you love Fort Langley as much as we do, you should read this. (Re: Coulter Berry).” I was extremely curious about what this could be. Imagine my surprise that it was directly from the owner of Coulter Berry development, Eric Woodward. I started to read this with interest. It was outlining much of what I’d heard before from his perspective, but then my eyes hit the main point. I’ll quote it here: “Unfortunately, the stakes are now much higher than the approval of a single building. As a village, we now face the possibility of the Coulter Berry site remaining as it is today for many years, regardless of council’s first approval, an appeal, or widespread community support. If those opposed to Coulter Berry 2.0 succeed, or delay a reapproval until next year, the Coulter Berry project will financially collapse. A resolution to that could take years. With a half-acre hole already excavated, etc.” As a developer who already owned many other properties in the downtown core,

Woodward knew the bylaws in place about building height within a Heritage Conservation Area before he bought this property. He gambled that he could get variances through to allow his 44,000-square foot, three-storey building built right up to almost the property lines and sidewalks. He almost did get those variances, until council was told by a B.C. Supreme Court Judge that it did not have legal right to allow such a large increase in density, and all work was legally stopped. So now the developer comes to me and my neighbours and basically threatens that we either support him or that eyesore of a hole he dug will stay as it is “for many years.” Let’s not forget that he knew the lawsuit was launched on July 5, a month and a half before his ground-breaking ceremony on Aug. 20, 2013. He was gambling again that he could get this through. I am completely shocked at the audacity, to tell me that I have to support him, if I love Fort Langley as much as he does. GEORGE OTTY, FORT LANGLEY

How was I to pay for parking? Editor: Recently, I had to take my four-yearold son to Langley Memorial Hospital emergency. He had tripped and banged his head on some school bleachers, resulting in a concussion and a gash on his forehead. When we had arrived, he was still vomiting, bleeding, and in obvious pain. I checked us in at triage, and then took him to the bathroom to get cleaned up. Without sitting back down, we were called in and he received the help he needed. Numerous stitches and a couple of hours

later, we went back to our vehicle, where we were greeted with an $80 parking ticket. When was I supposed to pay for parking? Was I supposed to leave my four-year-old injured son unattended, in order to pay for parking? I appreciate the hospital and am willing to pay for general parking, but ER pay parking seems unnecessary, and in my case, it was impossible. SU VANDERHORST, LANGLEY

Opt out of Canada Post Editor: Letter writer G. Hancock of Langley (The Times, Jan. 30), puts forward a common sense solution regarding the myriad of troubles surrounding home-tohome mail delivery. If such reasonableness cannot prevail, then perhaps the next step is to opt out of mail delivery by Canada Post. Is there a law that says a person must have a mailing address and receive traditional mail — particularly in this electron-

ic communications age? Perhaps there is, and if so, it may need to be revised to meet our changing times. Opting out of Canada Post is not an unreasonable approach, considering Hancock’s well-stated appraisal of the community mailbox solution. It’s something to consider. STEPHEN ROSS, LANGLEY

Editor: I have a number of concerns about the draft Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan. Bylaw No. 5058 was given two readings on Feb. 3, and thankfully, council sent this back for another open house, to be held on Feb. 19. This gives us more time to examine the consequences. One of my major concerns is that Big Brother is freezing our trees. Most property owners probably aren’t aware of the oppressive measures in the draft Community Plan to control their trees. These punitive measures have not exactly been discussed or been up front in the public open house presentations to date. A tree lobby group constantly pressured council to enact a tree-cutting bylaw, back around 2005. A bylaw was prepared, and went to a public information meeting at the Brookswood fire hall in 2007. It was so restrictive and costly, the residents rejected it and council wisely axed it. Now it’s back and even more intolerable, within the draft Community Plan in the form of “Development Permit Area D – Tree Protection on Map 3,” which covers all of Brookswood/Fernridge. Development permits must be approved by council. “Significant trees” are defined as basically most common species over three metres or 10 feet high, regardless of trunk diameter. This overkill will treat existing home-

owners like big developers. They will have to submit detailed plans prepared by expensive land surveyors, arborists and landscape architects, to do one lot with a single building and/or small projects. Owners of trees will need a development permit (triggered by a building permit) to add to a building, extend a roof, install a patio, or even clear areas to plant a garden or landscape and grow grass in your own back yard, it appears. The design guidelines say “Applicants may be required to submit”... a tree survey (by a land surveyor); a tree evaluation report; tree summary schedule. “Where land or natural vegetation is disturbed or damaged,” a tree replacement plan may be required. “Replacement Trees” are valued at $350 and “Retained Trees” are valued at $1,750. It appears the whole process is overkill, intended to make it unaffordable and difficult. It could cost a homeowner $3,000 to $8,000 and months just to get through the development permit and building permit process, before even hiring someone to remove a tree. It’s bureaucracy unhinged. We need council to resist the tree lobby group and stand up for our property rights. ROLAND SEGUIN, FERNRIDGE Editor’s note — More of this letter can be viewed online, www.langleytimes.com.

Taking advantage of the courts Editor: A story was published in your paper (The Times, Oct. 18, 2012) about Roeloff Dendyver and Derek Hall. The two men, aged 73 and 30 at that time, were facing various charges, including theft, falsifying the carjacking of a pickup and punching an officer in the face. It has come to my attention that the charges are still tied up in the Surrey court system, with yet another appearance in court scheduled for last Wednesday (Feb. 5 ). In my opinion, there should

be no doubt on the involvement of the above-mentioned people. As a taxpayer, I am frustrated with the ability of criminals to tie up the court system. These people will never own up to what they have done or the effects they have on others. I would much rather see my tax dollars go towards a better cause. I don’t want to help people who will never learn, and cry wolf. JO-ANN SATHER, OSOYOOS

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Medicinal marijuana business about to change On April 1, medical marijuana growing trapped in a failed war-on-drugs mentallicences expire across the country, and ity that prevents any innovation or even only licensed commercial growers will be common sense. able to legally fill a prescription for pot. Then there is the circus in Vancouver, Ottawa is moving to clean up the mess where self-styled princes of pot exploit it created by issuing medical licences all the confusion of the medical marijuaover the country. Since then, municipalna law to run an Amsterdam-style retail ities have complained that small-scale trade. BC medical licences have been greatly exCannabis Culture, the pot and propaceeded, with many used as fronts for a ganda empire built by Marc Emery before criminal drug trade that has made B.C. he was jailed in the U.S., rants about the Tom Fletcher infamous around the world. government’s “war on patients,” amid How big is the problem? There are about garish ads for “pot by post” and exotic 38,000 Canadians licensed to carry marijuana for weed varieties. medical purposes, and half of them live in B.C. “By Health Canada’s own estimate, the cost Their permission to grow their own or buy it from will increase from $5 per gram to $8.80 per gram designated small-scale growers is withdrawn in a — going up by nearly 400 per cent,” its website couple of months. warns. Apparently smoking lots of weed really is Here’s a look at the community level. Police in bad for your math skills. the Fraser Valley suburb of Maple Ridge estimate Dana Larsen, who spearheaded the ill-conthat it alone has 500 properties licensed to grow ceived and failed decriminalization petition last pot. No, Maple Ridge is not a world hotspot for year, heads up the serious-looking “Medical Canglaucoma or arthritis. It is historically known for nabis Dispensary.” It has done so well at its loits secluded properties and as a base for B.C.’s cation in the drug bazaar of East Hastings Street prison system and the province’s Hells Angels. that it’s got a branch office on Vancouver’s west Police have only an estimate because Ottawa’s side. bungled medical pot scheme conceals the locaIts official-looking forms have a long list of contion of licensed growers from provincial and local ditions where only a confirmation of diagnosis is governments. required. In addition to genuine conditions such RCMP Insp. Dave Fleugel told Maple Ridge coun- as side effects of chemotherapy, it includes anxcil last week that his detachment will first target iety, psoriasis, spinal cord injury and even “submedical growers they know are linked to orga- stance addictions/withdrawal.” nized crime. But it’s difficult to determine which And did you know you can get a vet’s note to are legal and which are not. buy medical pot for your pet? “This has the potential to cripple the courts,” Larsen has boasted about the exotic offerings Fleugel said. “Something is going to have to take of his stores, including “watermelon hash oil” at a back seat if we are going to go after all of them.” $150 for 2.5 grams. Wow man, that’s like 400 milThe police and fire department have proposed lion per cent higher. an amnesty or grace period, allowing people to disFittingly, this farce goes back underground on close their location and have it properly dismantled April Fool’s Day. Medical users can only order without penalty, to help deal with the volume. shipments from an approved commercial proThis mess was created by Ottawa in response to ducer. a court ruling that forced them to make medical Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for pot available. The Harper government remains Black Press.

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These marijuana plants were seized by Langley RCMP in the raid of a marijuana grow operation in 2010. The federal government is changing the rules, as to how holders of medicinal marijuana licences can receive their supply.

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Marijuana growing in residential neighbourhoods will no longer be allowed, under new Langley Township regulations given preliminary approval by council on Monday, Feb. 3. The changes to the property safety bylaw would impose a fine of up to $10,000 a day on anyone who currently has a medical marijuana production licence if they continue cultivating pot plants after March 31, when all of the small-scale growing licences issued by the federal government are set to expire. Under new medicinal marijuana regulations that take effect April 1, growing will switch from the current system of small operations with one or two clients to larger commercial-style bulk growing.

The planned Langley Township ban on residential pot growing will apply to “the growth, planting, cultivation, manufacture, storage, transfer or disposal of a controlled substance, including marijuana, unless that person is authorized to do so pursuant to a commercial licence.” The measure won unanimous approval with little debate. Councillor Charlie Fox called it “a very progressive step.” The Township also wants to ban marijuana production on the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) that makes up 75 per cent of the Township, but has yet to get a response from the provincial government to the proposed regulation that would restrict growing to industrial areas. The Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), the agency that administers the ALR, recently

declared that medical marijuana growing on agricultural land is protected under farming regulations that override the the Township of Langley’s authority. However, the agriculture minister has yet to make a ruling. Mayor Jack Froese has scheduled a meeting with the minister later this month in Victoria to discuss the matter. As of mid-December, at least eight businesses, seven of them located on agricultural land, had expressed interest in growing medicinal marijuana in Langley Township. One of the would-be Langley growers, Koch Greenhouses owner Bruce Bakker, has called the attempt to restrict medicinal marijuana cultivation to industrial areas “troubling” because, he says, the ban was drafted without consulting farmers.


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Tree chipping nets $7K for Walnut Grove Scouts A NNUAL WA LN U T GROVE FUNDRAISER DESCRIBED AS ‘EXC EP TIONALLY BUSY’ DA N FE RGU S O N Times R eport e r

A group of Langley scouts raised $7,000 over two busy weekends of tree chipping in Walnut Grove. In a letter to the Langley Township engineering division 1st Walnut Grove Scout Group commissioner Tony Yip thanked Township staffers for coming to their aid when the number of trees threatened to swamp the all-volunteer effort on the first day, Saturday Jan. 4. It was an “exceptionally busy day” Yip wrote, and by 3 p.m. it was apparent there were more trees than the Township chipper truck, operated by volunteer Township staffers Dustin Strandberg and Devon Forsyth, could handle.

There were over 400 trees waiting at the Walnut Grove Secondary School site with more coming in. “We needed to get the site cleared and clean by the end of day, otherwise it might jeopardize us using it in the future,” Yip said. Strandberg and Forsyth called in another Township staffer Vince Moes, who arrived with a dump truck. The extra help allowed the scouts to finish loading and chipping trees by 9 p.m. The second day of the tree chipping, Jan. 11, was “more manageable” Yip said, with the assistance of two other Township staffers who volunteered their time, Tyler Halliday and Ryan Adams. Over both weekends,

the scouts disposed of 877 trees and raised over $7,000 in donations that will go toward program events and equipment. Yip said the scouts truly appreciate the Township allowing employees to use Township equipment for volunteer community efforts like theirs. “We couldn’t do it without you,” Yip wrote. The Walnut Grove Scouts have over 60 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers with 20 leaders. The Township also received thank-you letters from the 10th Langley Scouts and the 1st Willoughby Scouts, who collected hundreds of other trees at other locations and other days throughout late December and early January.

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Walnut Grove Scouts were inundated with Christmas trees at their annual tree chipping event held over two weekends in January. They raised $7,000.

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Langley’s Institute for Sustainable Horticulture lab at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has been awarded LEED Gold status, an internationally recognized achievement of excellent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The plaque — which joins the KPU Surrey library and KPU Tech LEED Gold certifications — was unveiled Friday by B.C. Minister of Environment Mary Polak. “We are very proud of the team in facilities, along with their consultants, and the on-going dedication of our ISH scientists. This certification is well-deserved and fitting for this research building,” said KPU president and vice-chancellor Dr. Alan Davis. The Canadian Green Building Council’s LEED rating system quantifies environmentally beneficial building attributes, reviewing a site’s water and energy efficiency, material selection and innovation in design, among other topics. “As part of its Climate Action Plan, B.C. has required all new provincially owned or leased government buildings to be built to a minimum of LEED Gold or equivalent standard since 2008,” said Polak. “Congratulations to Kwantlen for achieving LEED Gold certification for the Institute for Sustainable Horti-

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Beautiful views and homes at Tate on Howe By Kerry Vital

Bonds Group of Companies is bringing a touch of style to Vancouver with their new condominium development, Tate on Howe, that offers not only gorgeous one- and two-bedroom homes but also an amazing collection of amenities and an incredibly convenient location. The 40-storey tower will maximize water and city views, with huge windows designed to let the light pour in. “Tate on Howe has been designed to capitalize on the

breathtaking views the Vancouver skyline has to offer,” says Tracy McRae, vice-president of development for Bonds Group of Companies. Inside, you’ll find high ceilings (8’6”, with 9’ on the 34th floor and above) and spacious floorplans designed for comfortable living. The kitchens are fit for a chef, with imported European cabinetry systems by Eggersmann, chic polished-edge quartz countertops and a dramatic iridescent mosaic tile backsplash. The luxurious bathrooms hold their own Eggersmann European cabinetry, complemented by quartz countertops

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and a deep full-size soaker tub. Select homes feature separate showers and his-and-hers sinks in the ensuite. Homeowners will have access to the Tate Clubhouse, an amenities space that spans over 11,700 square feet and holds a fireside lounge and library with over-height ceilings, social room with a chef ’s kitchen and formal dining area, fitness facilities, a billiards room, 12-seat surround sound theatre and business facilities such as a meeting room and conference room. There will also a terrace garden on the fifth floor with a water feature and sheltered courtyards. Residents will also be part of High Street of the Arts, a 10,000-square-foot art space dedicated to the CIty of Vancouver. Tate on Howe is within walking distance to night life, shopping, dining, entertainment, and the beaches, marinas and seawall at Stanley Park. You’re also close to transit via the Canada Line. Homes at Tate on Howe start at $268,000. For more information, check out www.tateonhowe.com, call 604-5688283 or visit the presentation centre at 100-1265 Howe Street, open daily except Fridays between noon and 5 p.m.

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Portrait Homes’ Hampstead in Maple Ridge was the recipient of the Georgie Award for Residential Community of the Year and Best Landscape Design, above.

Georgie Award winners take home the gold By Kerry Vital

Taking home a little golden statue isn’t just for Oscar winners. On Feb. 1, British Columbia’s best residential builders, renovators, designers and marketers were honoured with their own golden prizes at the Georgie Awards. The Georgie Awards are presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC,

and recognize the best of the best in B.C.’s residential home construction industry. “The excellent work from the winners – and indeed all the finalists – demonstrates that B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction,” says CHBA BC President Rob Capar. This year’s gala ceremony took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, emceed by broadcaster Wayne Cox. Among this year’s big winners was Portrait Homes, who took home five awards. “We have an incredibly talented team that design and build great homes in fantastic communities,” says Robert Grimm, principal at Portrait. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team for their continued dedication and commitment to being the best they can be!” Portrait was honoured with the Customer Choice Georgie Awards, as well as the awards

for Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year and Residential Community of the Year and Best Landscape Design for Hampstead in Maple Ridge. “Potential home owners can be confident in purchasing a Portrait home,” says Grimm. “We are dedicated to looking after our home owners the way they deserve to be looked after.” Adera Development Corporation also went home a winner, with awards for Best MultiFamily Low Rise Development for Sail at the University of British Columbia and MultiFamily Home Builder of the Year. Solterra Developments was also wellrepresented at the Georgies, with their awards for Best Project Identity, Best Multi-Family Kitchen – New and Best Interior Design Display Suite – Single-Family or MultiFamily, all for Keefer Block in Vancouver.

Talisman Homes took home the Best Single Family Home up to 2,000 Square Feet under $500,000 for their home at Tsawwassen Springs, while first-time winner Saiya Developments Ltd. received the Best Single Family Home over 2,000 Square Feet under $750,000. Among the renovators honoured at the Georgies was Shakespeare Homes for Best Residential Renovation over $800,000 for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver and reVISION Customer Home Renovations for Best Residential Renovation $500,000 to $799,999. In two of the more exciting categories of the night, Atira Women’s Resource Society won the awards for Best Innovative Feature and Best Environmental Initiative, both for their development built out of recycled shopping containers. Located in the Downtown Eastside, the homes provide safe, affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood. For a full list of winners and finalists, visit www.georgieawards.ca.

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HOME & SHOP WITH POTENTIAL. Flat,high & dry acre in one of Langley’s most popular sought after areas. If you like hardwood this one is for you. 4 level split in bright and spacious with light colored wood & has a beautiful oak kitch with pantry. This family home also has 4 bdrms, 3 baths, wet bar & a bsmt waiting for your ideas. The property offers tons of parking, dble garage,detached shop,greenhou se,garden,grapevines numerous fruit trees all set behind a security gate & fully fenced yard & future potential. 604.530.0231

Albert Selina

$

1,099,900

Executive Townhouse. Finally a 2 level, 3 Bdrm home with 1600 PLUS sqft, level entry, dble SXS garage and fenced, south facing yard. Beautiful condition, only 6 years old with granite, SS appliances, rich dark maple cabinets, quality laminate flooring and soaring ceilings! Master bedroom is on the MAIN with full ensuite. Upstairs are 2 more generous bedrooms PLUS games room over the garage. See pics at HomesInSight.ca then call 604.649.0235

Don Tebbutt

Sandy Rogers

$

389,900

Ross McTavish

99 21928 48th Avenue, Langley

Jesse Woodruff Property Management

Hurry on this one! Beautiful 3 BDRM, 2 ½ baths, townhome in wonderful, convenient Murrayville, close to schools, recreation, shopping and hospital. Situated in family oriented, gated community. Many upgrades. Call today for personal showing. 604.530.0231

Marion Brooks

$

359,000

143 27456 32nd Avenue, Aldergrove Come by and see this immaculate and cozy three bedroom townhome. Upgraded flooring, new bathroom, electric fireplace, fresh paint, crown moldings. Lots of storage space with Open House built in shelves and closet organizers. Sun., Feb. 16 Carport and fenced yard with new 1-4 pm deck, new lawn. Nothing to do but move in. Worry-free family complex. See you there! 604.897.7236

Andrea Hammond

Chris McRae

$

209,800

Chris Shea

24411 56 Avenue, Langley

20659 39A Avenue, Langley

Lew Murphy

Beautiful Brookswood oasis, quiet street, southern exposed front yard and huge covered back patio with hot tub. Plenty of parking for cars PLUS an RV. Newer appliances, newer roof, new windows, newer furnace & hot water tank. Formal living & dining rooms, great eat-in kitchen. Large family room with gas fireplace. Koi pond, greenhouse, garden, fruit trees, great family location. Call Johanna Phillips or Clay Martin 778.549.7972

Johanna & Clay

$

624,500

Commercial Corner Marion Brooks

Susan Robb

FOR LEASE: Multiple Spaces on the Langley By-Pass 20551 - 20555 Langley By-Pass, Langley • Base Rent $8.00 - $12.00 • Spaces from 4,000 - 12,000 SF • Variety of retail/warehouse/office configurations • High visibility locations • Pylon signage available • Flexible C2 (Service Commercial) zoning and Land Use Contract permits many uses FOR SALE: Ground Floor, Corner Office in Strata Building 20688 56th Avenue, Langley • $569,900 (also available for Lease – Base Rent: $17.00) • 2,050 SF • 4 offices, boardroom, bullpen, storage or filing

West Coast Contemporary - Gorgeous 1.98 acres of privacy. Five bedroom home (4,230 sq/ft) set back & nestled high above the road. Soaring vaulted ceilings in the living room. Custom contemporary kitchen with built-in appliances & eating area. A huge family room perfect for all the family. Spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet & newly renovated en-suite. The basement has a large L-shape rec room, storage & 2 workshops (incl in sq/ft). Numerous patios and sun decks & 16 X 8 barn with an enclosed area. 604-530-0231

Geoff Norris

Geoff Norris

$

725,000

3626 197A Avenue, Langley

room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms & reception area Strata Warehouse in Gloucester #4 - 27250 58th Crescent, Langley • $288,800 • 2,000 SF • 14’ O/H door • 225 amp, 3 phase power • M-3 (Heavy Industrial Zoning) Brand New Strata Units from 2,400 - 43,000 SF 20280 97th Avenue, Langley • Starting at $200/SF • M-2 (General Industrial) Live/Work Opportunity in Historic Fort Langley 9080 Glover Road, Fort Langley • $999,000 • 3,478 SF Free Standing Building • C-2 (Service Commercial) visit www.JWSREALESTATE.ca for full details

Jamie Schreder PREC

Newly renovated and ready to move in! This fully updated home on ¼ acre lot in Brookswood features a garage with storage and workspace plus drive-thru access to the backyard. Inside you will find detailed finishing throughout with designer colours, crown and baseboard mouldings, new lighting, new doors and fixtures and hardwood flooring. Stunning new open kitchen and living room with gas fireplace and walk-out to large deck off dining area. 3 bedrooms on main floor include large

Dave Jarvis PREC

Arja Makinen

$

699,000 Don Tebbutt

Nancy McCabe

Clay Martin & Johanna Phillips

Jamie Schreder PREC

Leo Ronse

Dave Jarvis PREC

Whitney Rowell

Lindsay Standell

Andrea Hammond

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Tracey Bosch PREC

Clayton Lindberg

Sophia Kim

Jason Daniels

#110, 19925 Willowbrook Dr. Langley royallepage.ca/langley Keith MacDonald

Jennifer Trentadue & Sheri Warzel

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Jennifer Mathieson

We are pleased and excited to announce that the following people have joined our professional team. Each of these Realtors brings years of expertise….. If you are thinking of buying or selling your home, don’t hesitate to give them a call at 604-530-0231. They would be happy to assist you. Helping you is what we do!

Derek Barichievy Property Management

Amy Belliveau

Chris McRae

Lew Murphy

8457 215A Avenue, Walnut Grove Susi Buchin

Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 storey plus fully finished bsmt in popular Forest Hills. This home has many special features not to be missed. Beautiful formal living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. Large Granite kitchen opens to a sunken family room & bay eating area. Huge den on main. Tons of space in the basement for parents or teenagers! Gorgeous wainscotting throughout many areas of the home, newer flooring, 7 year old furnace & roof. Fully fenced backyard with large patio. Close to good schools, transit and amenities. Call for more info today! 604.530.0231

Cindy Wilson

Property Management

Do you need your Investment protected? Our fully licensed Property Management division provides owners with that special peace of mind. For professional rental property management contact me today!

604.530.0231

dbarichievy@shaw.ca

Helping you is what we do. Derek Barichievy

669,000

Cindy Wilson

Amber Pogue

Cory Schreder

4875 216 Street, Langley Are you Handy? This could be your chance!! The seller started the new addition on an old ranch-style house & got partly finished, then stopped. It has a lovely newer kitchen & a newer bath. Some building materials to stay with house! 604.250.0456 $ Cecelia Tinkle PREC

424,900

57 2979 156 Street, South Surrey Leanne Fedje

Bright end unit, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom townhouse in Morgan Creek area. One of the best locations in prestigious ‘Enclave’. Many upgrades including crown mouldings, stainless steel appliances, granite counters with island, engineered hardwood floors and screens. 604.530.0231

$

499,900

Dan Vanderhoek

4466 209A Street, Langley 2 storey w/finished basement w/separate entrance in desirable Cedar Ridge on quiet cul-de-sac. Private rear yard, large brick patio. Stunning new kitchen, tasteful decor, crown mouldings, 9’ ceilings, hot water heating including infloor heat in bright beautifully finished bsmt perfect for the in-laws w/soundproofed ceiling & deluxe wetbar. Spacious floor plan. Gourmet kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, granite breakfast bar & eating area. Family room w/field stone fireplace. Den on the main. 4 bdrms up - master w/walk-in closet & ensuite w/soaker tub & oversize shower. In-ground sprinklers. Extra deep garage w/work bench. Walk to Fundamental school. WILL NOT LAST – CALL NOW 604.539.SOLD (7653) traceybosch.com

Tracey Bosch PREC

699,800

20536 69th Avenue, Langley Price INCLUDES TAX! Stunning executive home in Tanglewood with tons of upgrades. This spacious home offers a large kitchen with quartz counters, upgraded cabinetry w/soft close hinges, designer lighting & huge island overlooking the grand great room with 18 foot vaulted ceiling. The main floor boasts dark engineered hardwood flooring, a large master bedroom w/spa like ensuite, den and huge covered deck w/stacked stone fireplace. The upper level offers another full size master w/walk-in closet & amazing ensuite plus 3 other good sized bedrooms & bonus loft area. The bsmt features a large media room plus a large 2 bedroom legal suite with covered patio. Price includes tax plus a $5000 appliance allowance & 2-5-10 warranty. 604.530.0231

Vicky Scott

$

879,000

310 5646 200th Street, Langley

19743 40A Avenue, Langley

Gorgeous 1247 sq.ft. 2 bdrm with den located in beautiful “Cambridge Court” A very nice family complex located close to shopping & transit. This unit features a very open floor plan with 9 ft.ceilings, wainscotting, crown moulding & laminate flooring. Gas f/place, his & hers closet, in-suite laundry. Master bdrm boasts beautiful enste with dble sinks, walk-in shower, soaker tub. The west facing balcony is accessible from 3 rooms. Call today, for your private showing 604.530.0231

Updated & unique Brookswood 2 storey backing onto private greenspace. 1740 sqft, 5 bdrm, 2 bath. Open plan white kitchen, with spacious family room. Brand new laminate floor throughout main, vinyl windows & siding. Backyard is fenced with an expanded yard area and children’s playhouse. All this located on a quiet dead end street. Home shows great, move in and enjoy. 604.530.0231

$

214,900

15807 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock White Rock beauty built in 2013! 5 bdrms plus an office, over 4100 sq.ft. of elegant living space. Spacious main entry with office/den, 2 bdrms. with lge closets and full washrooms. The main living area is upstairs with an open concept living rm and kitchen, taking advantage of the BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS. Natural lighting is a plus for the upstairs. Stainless steel appliances, plus a pantry and a lge island will make cooking in this kitchen a pleasure. Large master bdrm, walk-in closet and a private balcony to enjoy your own personal view. Finally entertain your guests with a wetbar, a well designed media room and even a games room plus spare bdrm downstairs. Call me today, for your personal viewing. 604.530.0231

Gurjinder Bhurji

$

1,265,900

Leo Ronse

Vicky Scott

$

499,900

27-21746 52nd Avenue, Langley Duplex style, rancher townhome rarely available in “Glenwood Village Estates” Secure, gated, adult oriented complex in Murrayville awaits you. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths double car garage, 2 patios, one offering view of the fountains and pond. Good sized master bedroom with soaker tub and stand up shower. 5 X 7 walk-in closet. Newer laminate flooring in the livingroom PLUS vaulted ceilings maximizing the natural light. Community Clubhouse with in the complex and all amenities such as shopping, hospital and WC Blair recreation/pool very close. Maintenance: $231.91 per month. 604.530.0231

Bernadine Jensen

NEW LISTING

Karen Weber

$

462,900

Gurjinder Bhurji

Lynn Blendheim

Jerry Stepsanyak

Gord Scott

Chris McRae

Tucker McClean

Richard Yates

$

Matt Cartwright

Scott Strudwick

Michele Cummins

Serving our clients with respect and integrity.

$

Jennifer Trentadue & Sheri Warzel

Cody Reynolds

Rod Boss

Richelle Roberts

Chris Wanner

Karen Weber

Linda Maynes

Cecelia Tinkle PREC

Christie Grice

Tania Nagy & Stuart Dahl

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The Newberry Team 604.832.6905

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23796 16th Ave, Langley

$815,000

21177 80th Ave., Langley, $483,500

Private setting 5 flat acres aggressively priced offering 2 rancher style homes, a large shop, and is currently set up as a small hobby farm. The property has previously been approved for certified organic to grow herbs, veggies, fruit, and poultry. The main home has vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms and lots of windows overlooking your fenced property set up perfectly for horses, or any agriculture. The second residence is a mobile with updated flooring and is perfect for farm help, family, or possible rental. Centrally located with easy access to highways, & USA. This one is no drive by, long private driveway.

Yorkson South NON STRATA row home close to schools, shopping, recreation and more! Kitchen w/upgraded soft close cabinetry, quartz counters, under mount sink, large island, designer lighting & colour scheme. 3 bedrooms, generous sized master complete w/large w/i closet, upgraded ensuite w/quartz counter, deep soaker tub & tile surround. Large recreation room, bedroom and a den plus wet bar. Lot 2600 sf with 1 covered parking plus 1 open. Tax included.

20536 69th Ave., Langley, $879,900 INCLUDES TAX! Large kitchen with quartz counters, designer lighting & huge island overlooking the great room. Main floor boasts hardwood flooring, large master bedroom w/ spa like ensuite, den and huge covered deck w/stacked stone fireplace. The upper level offers another full size master w/ w/i closet & amazing ensuite plus 3 other good sized bedrooms & bonus loft area. The bsmt features a large media room plus large 2 bedroom legal suite with covered patio.

6874 205 Street, Langley, $749,900 3983 sf home offering 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. In floor radiant on every level, engineered hardwood flooring throughout main, stunning gourmet kitchen w/quartz counters & huge island, upper floor offers a huge master, ensuite w/custom tile work & rain shower, soaker tub, 2nd master with w/i closet & ensuite, all bedrooms offer custom cupboard built ins plus bonus built in computer station, the bsmt offers a huge media room w/wet bar plus 2 bedroom legal suite.

OFFERING CASH BACK ON CLOSING TO HELP WITH LEGAL FEES OR HOME INSPECTION

6809 206 Street, Langley, $839,900 Spacious 6 bed., 6 bath. home featuring a stunning kitchen, quartz counters, a huge island, the main floor boasts an office, formal living room with gas f/p and huge great room with electric fireplace and vaulted coffered ceiling. The upper floor offers a spacious master w/vaulted ceiling, sitting room, luxurious master ensuite & w/i closet, 3 other bedrooms. Basement features a media room w/powder, exercise room and a 2 bedroom legal suite with covered patio.

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6831 206 Street, Langley, $839,900 Spacious 6 bed., 6 bath. home featuring a stunning kitchen, quartz counters, a huge island, the main floor boasts an office, formal living room with gas f/p and huge great room with electric fireplace and vaulted coffered ceiling. The upper floor offers a spacious master w/vaulted ceiling, sitting room, luxurious master ensuite & w/i closet, 3 other bedrooms. Basement features a media room w/powder, exercise room and a 2 bedroom legal suite with covered patio.

20571 68th Ave., Langley, $981,900 Executive 7 bed. 7 bath. home in Tanglewood on almost 6000 sf lot! Featuring hardwood flooring, a huge gourment kitchen w/upper & under counter lighting, designer lighting, quartz counter tops and overlooking the formal dining room & huge great room. The main also offers a master w/ 5 piece ensuite & formal living room. The upper floor boasts 4 spacious bedrooms incl. a large master w/covered deck. The basement features a huge media room w/double doors, rec room w/ensuite, bar, office w/custom wood wall desk & 2 bedroom legal suite.

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Totally updated 4 bdrm bsmt entry home on a large 7100 sq.ft cul de sac lot. Gorgeous maple kitchen, hardwood floors, backyard features covered, separate deck. Separate wired shed. This home must be seen. Drive by 21512 50A Ave. $624,900

LANGLEY’S BEST

7807 of usable square feet located on a .38 acre lot in an area of exclusive homes. Oversized triple garage. Extras include power generator for power failure, hot water on demand, Wolf and Sub-zero appliances, 2 garburators, instant touch faucet, coffee station, bakers station, intercom with camera, trump wood finish office, computer area, smart box, 11 pce ensuite, heat pump, in ground sprinkler, touch screen thermostat, stamped concrete. MUST SEE. 20419 93A Ave. $2,250,000

FABULOUS CUSTOM HOME ON HALF ACRE

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YORKSON GROVE

Gorgeous home boasting over 4800 sq.ft. 5 bdrms, 5 bathrooms. Large two storey plus finished basement. Bosch appliances, granite counters, handscraped oak floors, wine cooler, covered back deck. The quality and features are endless. RV parking. Drive by 23217 34A Avenue.

Beautiful Sunshine Bay Resort, 2000 sq.ft lodge on .62 of an acre. Can easily sleep up to twenty. Extensive renovations, granite, cozy fireplace, 150’ of dock space and large outdoor deck. Absolutely a spectacular piece of paradise. Call Danny for details. $699,000

Over the top finishings on this 3759 sq. ft. 2 storey with fully finished basement on a large 5102 sq. ft. lot in an area of elite homes. Fabulous finishings include high end cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, BI oven and cooktop, granite countertops, undermount sink, and large island, royalty ensuite with spa finishings, all bedroom have an ensuite. Enjoy high quality flooring and a basement that can accommodate any lifestyle. 20326 98A Ave. $689,900

$579,000

Perfect home and perfect location. Park across the street and school close by. Craftsman styled home with 3300 sq. ft. and full living space on all 3 levels. Extras include summer porch, fenced yard, crown mouldings, entertainment kitchen and family room. See full pictures and virtual tour for a detailed viewing. 9212 216 St. $579,000

5 ACRE RETREAT

Enter via 64 Ave off 256 street to this very private 5 acre retreat. A very long small access road blossoms to this beautiful 2150 sq. ft. Pan Abode with a 1700 sq. ft. garage, a 36'x 28'2 storey barn and more outbuildings, specialty finishing with skylights, 30 yr. roof, 2 fireplaces, wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, and a gorgeous setting. See full virtual tour and detailed pictures on cotala.com to appreciate this unique home. 25324 64 Ave. $899,000

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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.  Community Leadership: 102 Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Chartwell Renaissance Retirement Residence, 6676 203 St. Annual gathering of nonprofit societies and other groups providing services to individuals and families. Cost: $20, includes snacks and refreshments. Register by emailing your name and organization to: langleytog@gmail.com. Payment will be accepted at the door. Cash, or cheque payable to: Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services Society. Langley Herbivores vegan potluck on March 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church in Aldergrove. Contact pattallman@shaw.ca for details. It’s a fantastic way to taste delicious, healthy, and cruelty-free food.

Gospel meetings each Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the George Preston Commnity Centre. All welcome.

Osteoporosis Support Group Langley February 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 welcome.

Langley Arts Council Tuesday Night Open Mic talent showcase at Frosting Cupcakery, 20411 Fraser Hwy. Feb. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Singers, musicians, poets, writers, and artists are invited. Coffee/dessert special. Langley Lodge Seniors Health Education Series Living at Home Longer: Organizing for Aging Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at Langley Lodge.  Home modifications and assistive technology that remove barriers to independence, downsizing, reducing clutter hazards, making things easier to find.  Guest speaker: Susan Borax of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions.  RSVP Dayna  at 604-532-4241, email: ddriscoll@langleylodge.org. 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. Nar Anon Do you know a friend or fanily member who has a problem with addiction. Nar anon may be for you. Local group meets every Tuesday at Bethany-Newton United Church located on the corner of 60th Ave. and 148th St. in Surrey. More information can be found at  nar-anonbcregion.org.

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Langley Lions Bingo every Tuesday night at the Evergreen Lodge in the hall at 5464 203 St. Doors open at 4 p.m., Bonanza pre-call at 5:30 p.m., cards sold at 6 p.m., start time 7 p.m. Vintage Riders Equestrian Club meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at St. Andrew’s 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 obstacle clinic, mountain trail training, and balance and position on your horse.

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: vwnlangreservations@gmail.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. Topic: Homeless Seniors.  Everyone is welcome.  For more details call 604-5331679 or email: llyscat@gmail.com.

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly open house Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20399 Douglas Cres. Free meeting. TOPS is non-profit. For more information phone Lynda at 604-856-8014.

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Langley Field Naturalists meeting Feb. 20, 7:15 p.m. at the Langley Community Music School,  4899-207 St.    Featured presentation:    “Recovery of the Western Painted Turtle in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley”  by Andrea Gielens  who has worked with both the Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team and the Western Painted Turtle Recovery Team. All welcome.    Info at  www.langleyfieldnaturalists.org.

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Céilidh (Kay-lee) down home style kitchen party with live music. Feb. 20 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd.   Tickets are $5 at the door and include the traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam

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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 604-5343384.

Langley Field Naturalist Society Golden Eagle Quest Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. to noon. in Chilliwack. Come join the Langley Field Naturalist on an search to find one of the largest and most majestic birds of prey that reside in our Fraser Valley - the Golden Eagle.  Drop into the Chilliwack Heronry for a Ring-necked Duck search and to eat lunch. Phone 604-888-1787 for information. 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. Post your event. Click on calendar & ‘add event.’

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Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan

Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley, pursuant to Section 40 and 94 of the Community Charter S.B.C. 2003, c. 26, to adopt “Highway Closing and Dedication Removal (Williams) Bylaw 2014 No. 5044.” The intent of the Bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of highway from a 0.115 ha portion of unimproved road at 52 Avenue in the 24300 block. The road will then be transferred to the owner of 5115 - 244 Street for consolidation with that property. In exchange for receiving the closed road, the owner of 5115 - 244 Street will grant the Township a statutory right of way for water utility purposes. The portion of road being closed is shown hatched on the plan.

Township of Langley Council gave first and second reading to the draft Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan on February 3, 2014. An open house has been arranged to present the draft plan for information.

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Tue Feb 18 7:15pm vs. Coquitlam Express Fri Feb 21 7:15pm vs. Chilliwack Chiefs Sun Feb 23 2:00pm vs. Prince George Spruce Kings Rivermen ’14/15 Season Tickets Only $99 until April 1!

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Thursday, February 20 | 7 - 9pm Agricultural Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room

Notice of Road Closure, Highway Dedication Removal, and Disposal

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Wednesday, February 19 | 7 - 9pm Community and Transportation Safety Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room

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Monday, February 17 | 7 - 11pm Public Hearing Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre

Monday, February 24 | 7 - 11pm Regular Council Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre

20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 | 604.534.3211

24 AVE Comments will be received by the Township Clerk prior to 12pm on Monday, February 24, 2014. Written comments should be directed to: Township Clerk 20338 - 65 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 3J1 Fax: 604.533.6054 Copies of the Bylaw may be inspected at the Township of Langley Civic Facility. Scott Thompson, Manager Property Management Department 604.533.6138

road closure

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Property owners, business owners, and residents of the community are encouraged to attend the open house and provide input on the material presented. Date: Time: Place: Address:

Information about the updating of the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan is available at tol.ca/brooks-fernplan.

Temporary Road Closure: 202 Street between Highway #1 and 86 Avenue A temporary road closure of 202 Street between Highway #1 and 86 Avenue will be in effect from Monday, March 3 until Friday, March 7, from 7pm to 5am each night.

Thu Feb 20 7:00pm vs. Thomson Rivers Univ. The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street

Wednesday, February 19 4 - 8pm Brookswood Secondary School (small gymnasium) 20902 - 37A Avenue

Community Development Division 604.533.6034 bfplan@tol.ca

road closure Temporary Road Closure: 272 Street from 27 Avenue to 28 Avenue

For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • langleyeventscentre.com

A temporary road closure of 272 Street between 27 Avenue to 28 Avenue will be held on Thursday, February 13 from 6am to 9pm and on Friday, February 14 from 9am to 3pm.

employment opportunity

A detour route is outlined in the map.

Revenue from dog licences helps to support and care for the animals at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter. If you are a self-starter, have your own vehicle, are available to work evenings and weekends, and enjoy working with people, we want to hear from you!

202 Street closed: Highway #1 to 86 Avenue

86 AVE Park & Ride remains open during road closure

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The Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) is seeking outgoing and motivated self-starters to work as canvassers for the annual “Campaign of Convenience,” selling dog licences door-to-door. Canvassers work on seven-month contracts (March 1 to September 30) and are compensated by the number of tags sold.

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Be your own boss while working to support your local animal shelter!

272 Street closed from 27 Avenue to 28 Avenue: February 13, 6am-9pm February 14, 9am-3pm

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Dog Licence Campaign

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Please submit your resume today to: Mail:

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2014 Dog Licence Campaign c/o Patti Dale Animal Shelter 26220 - 56 Avenue Aldergrove, BC V4W 1J7 sean.baker@lapsbc.ca Langley Animal Protection Society 604.857.5055

The Carvolth Transit Exchange will remain open during the closure, which is required for Ministry of Transportation construction of a pedestrian overpass on 202 Street. We appreciate your patience. Engineering Division 604.533.6006 opsinfo@tol.ca

26B AVE. The closure is required for installation of a culvert. We appreciate your patience. Engineering Division 604.532.7300 opsinfo@tol.ca

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notice of public hearing NOTICE is hereby given that the Township of Langley Council will meet and hold a Public Hearing. AT THE PUBLIC HEARING all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaws that are the subject of the hearing.

LOCATION:

20353 - 64 Avenue (see Map 1)

LEGAL:

Lot A (BR230384) Except: Part Subdivided by Plan BCP11215 District Lot 311 Group 2 New Westminster District Plan LMP47900

PURPOSE:

Bylaw No. 5045 proposes to amend the site’s land use designation in the Willowbrook Community Plan from Business/Office Park to Regional Commercial/Business/ Office Park.

BYLAW NOS: 5045 & 5046 APPLICATION NOS. RO100110 / DP100742 OWNER:

Benchmark Estate (2009) Ltd. 100, 20120 - 64 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 1M8

AGENT:

Benchmark Properties Ltd. 100, 20120 - 64 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 1M8

Bylaw No. 5046 proposes to amend the Zoning Bylaw by adding commercial use as a site specific use in the Business/Office Park Zone M-11. A Development Permit is being considered in conjunction with these bylaws. PROPOSAL:

This application will accommodate commercial uses at the subject property.

OWNER :

0986417 BC Ltd. 201, 12837 - 76 Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 2V3

AGENT:

Suncor Capital Corporation 201, 12837 - 76 Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 2V3

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LOCATION:

7750 - 208 Street and 20895 - 77A Avenue (see Map 2)

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Parcel “B” (H92809E) Lot 6 Section 24 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 1578; and Parcel “A” (H88612E) Lot 6 Section 24 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 1578

PURPOSE:

Bylaw No. 5048 proposes to amend the Yorkson Neighbourhood Plan by increasing the permitted building height on the western portion of the site. Bylaw No. 5049 proposes to rezone property from Suburban Residential Zone SR-2 to Comprehensive Development Zone CD-99. A Development Permit is being considered with this bylaw to allow Council the opportunity to review the form, character, and siting of the development.

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public notices

Heritage Building Incentive Program

Water Main Flushing

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

As part of our maintenance program, the municipal Water Department will be flushing water mains within the dates shown below. Water main flushing is weather dependant and we are unable to provide a specific date for when it will occur in your area. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discolouration or sediment in the water. This is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, please check the water before doing laundry and you may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking. Brookswood, Fernridge, and High Point: February 17 – March 28 Willoughby: February 17 – March 28 North Willoughby (Yorkson) and Northwest Langley: February 24 – April 11 Aldergrove, Gloucester, and Salmon River Uplands: February 24 – April 18

Grants are available to property owners of heritage buildings included in the Township of Langley’s Inventory of Heritage Resources. The next deadline for the grant program is Friday, February 28, 2014 at 4:30pm. For an application form, visit the Township of Langley website at tol.ca/hbip. Elaine Horricks Heritage Planner 604.534.3211, Local 2998

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BYLAW NOS: 5048 & 5049 APPLICATION NOS. RO100108 / 100724

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Proposed Zoning Changes

Engineering Division 604.532.7300 opsinfo@tol.ca

AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of Township of Langley Bylaw Nos. 5045, 5046, 5048, and 5049; Development Permit Nos. 100724, and 100742; and relevant background material may be inspected between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from February 7 to 17, both inclusive, at the Community Development Division Development Services counter, 2nd floor, Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338 - 65 Avenue or online at tol.ca/hearing. Date: Time: Place: Address:

Monday, February 17 7pm Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue Community Development Division 604.533.6034

public notices Walnut Grove Community Centre Swimming Pool Closure The deep section of the 50 m pool will be closed Friday, February 21 from 8am to 5pm and Saturday, February 22 from 8am to 5pm for the BC Winter Games diving event. The leisure pool, adult hot tub, therapy hot tub, sauna, and steam room will remain open. The weight room/cardio room will also remain open. Hours of operation are: Friday, February 21 6am – 10pm Saturday, February 22 6am – 9pm Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division Walnut Grove Community Centre 604.882.0408

Recycle Your Cartons and Juice Boxes The Township of Langley accepts all types of cartons for recycling, including milk, juice, and soup.

Sidewalk Snow Removal It is the responsibility of all property owners to clear snow from sidewalks as soon as possible. For more information about the Township’s Snow and Ice Control program, go to tol.ca/stormresponse. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

This application will facilitate development of a 94-unit, five-storey apartment building and 90 townhouse units.

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‘We needed to be in Langley’ FRASER VALLEY PROJECTED TO GROW BY 54 PER CENT OVER NEXT DOZEN YEARS GARY AHUJA Tim es Reporter

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Township Mayor Jack Froese was on hand to help celebrate the grand opening of the new KPMG Enterprise location in Langley last week (Feb. 4).

Opening a Langley location was a long-time coming for KMPG Enterprise. “On the one side we are in Burnaby and on the other side we are in Abbotsford/Chilliwack, but that wasn’t good enough for us and our clients,” said Don Matthew, the KPMG partner who is leading the new Langley location. “We needed to be in Langley when you look at the level of business and growth here.”

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KMPG offers advice about financial, business and operational challenges, helping owners and entrepreneurs build value in their businesses. The Langley location, located on the third floor at 8506 200 St., in the new Gateway Professional Campus, the first of three commercial buildings being constructed in the area. It is the sixth KPMG office in the Greater Vancouver area. “We recognized we had a hole here in the Langley commu-

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ley Economic Development Report from 2009 cites that the Fraser Valley is projected to grow by 54 per cent over the next 12 DON MATTHEW years. Langley is here,” Matthew said. also listed on the top The plan has been British Columbia Inabout four or five vestment Towns 2013 years in the works. report by the Real A Township of LangEstate Investments Networks. The office has a staff of 30 accounting and tax professionals with space to double that size as business grows in the community, Matthew said. The location opened up back in November, with the official grand  April 13 Fly British Airways to Rome opening celebration held last week (Feb.  April 14 Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn - Rome 4).  April 15 Board Noordam in Rome - Messina (Sicily), Valletta (Malta), The event was Argostoli (Greece), Corfu (Greece), Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Korcula (Croatia), Split (Croatia), 2 days in Venice (Italy), attended by TownKatakolon (Greece), Nafplion (Greece), Athens (Greece), Kusadasi ship Mayor Jack (Turkey), Mykonos (Greece), Rhodes (Greece), Santorini (Greece), Froese, members of Naples (Italy), arrive Rome the Greater Langley  May 7 Fly home! Chamber of Commerce and members CDN per person of the local business 2 sharing community. total-charges price! The evening also featured music and Includes airfare – hotel – cruise – all transfers – all taxes – final price! entertainment from local entrepreneurs. Book by February 17th! “We are excited WHY BOOK WITH US? to be here and look 1 Peace of mind - we include it all - all accommodations, all transfer, all taxes! forward to growing 2 Price certainty - the price you see is the final price you pay! 20-year member 3 We’re here if you need us - 29 years, 100% travel registrar with the business of the BBB — A+ rating! bonded, A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau! community and having more clients here as we move forward,” #109 8850 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley | 604.888.1756 Matthew said.

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Teacher turned home builder nets Georgie Award LANGLEY’S LARRY CLAY FIRST FRASER VALLEY BUILDER TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS AWARD MO N I Q U E TA M M I N G A Ti m e s Re po r t e r

ing his own company. Since making that deciLarry Clay is beaming sion, the Langley builder these days, after returning has never looked back. “I was passionate about from the black tie Georgie Awards gala as winner teaching but I am passionate of Best about Custom building H o m e homes Builder so I left of the my first Year. love of “ I t ’s teacha huge, ing to h u g e go to my honour,” LARRY CLAY second s a i d love,” C l a y , owner of Clay Construc- said Clay. His team has built custion. He is the first Fraser Val- tom homes all over Metro ley builder to receive this Vancouver, some in Vancouver’s priciest neighaward. Clay is a former teacher bourhoods. But many of at Langley Christian School the homes built have been who decided 10 years ago right here in Langley. One of his homes, built to bring his passion of building homes into creat- in Murrayville, was recent-

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new ways of building. “It’s an incredible house, very unique,” he said. The Township of Langley has put in a new energy efficient rebate program that Clay was able to utilize in this project. Some of the changes in-

cluded not using regular calking or anything with pbc’s in it. The 22nd annual Georgie Awards gala was held Feb. 1, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia

and BC Homes, the Georgie Awards showcase the best of B.C.’s residential construction industry, whether home builder, renovator, marketer, or otherwise involved in the industry. To learn more about Clay Construction go to clayconstruction.ca.

POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS LANGLEY Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When: February 3, 2014 to March 17, 2014 Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in Glen Valley area, Langley. Boundaries:

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North: Fraser River East: 264th Street South: Highway 1 West: 240th Street Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards. For more information about this work, please call Derek Brown at 604 854 8466. For more information on our vegetation management practices, please visit bchydro.com/trees.

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Reports of scammers phoning businesses claiming to be collecting for Yellow Pages advertising have cropped up again in B.C., and there are simple steps to take to protect yourself. Mark Fernandes, spokesman for the Better Business Bureau in B.C., said scammers claiming to be collecting for Yellow Pages is a chronic problem, with complaints about it coming in almost every month. It’s a variation on an old

Yellow Pages Group spokesperson Fiona Story said the company is a frequent target for this kind of fraud because of its long-standing brand. It sponsors an annual fraud awareness campaign in March, and offers downloadable pamphlets and other resources on its website, www. yellowpages360solution.ca/ resources/fraud/. Customers who receive a questionable solicitation can check it by calling the Yellow Pages Group customer service department at 1-877909-9356.

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Nothing slows determined Jackson GARY AH U J A Ti me s Spo r t s

Tayla Jackson cuts an imposing figure. Jackson, who turns 17 in May, stands 6’2” and is one of the province’s dominant female basketball players. Since she began at Brookswood Secondary four years ago as a Grade 8 student, Jackson has been a key member of the Bobcats senior girls basketball team, helping them to a pair of fourth-place finishes and a second-place finish the past three years at the B.C. Triple-A high school senior girls provincial championships. Now in Grade 11, Jackson has spent her high school years playing against competition that may be older, but not necessarily tougher, especially considering just where she has come from. Jackson looks like a perfect picture of health with her long, lean athletic frame. But there is more to the story. ••••• Tayla Jackson was born in May, 1997at Surrey Memorial Hospital. “The hardest part was she was born perfect and then all of a sudden, she was severely jaundiced and we had to go back to the hospital,” explained her mom Trina. She was kept over the weekend and doctors discovered a heart murmur. It meant a visit to B.C. Children’s Hospital a couple of weeks later where an xray revealed patent ductus arteriosus, also known as PDA. The ductus arteriosus, a blood passageway that normally closes after birth, fails to close properly, causing too much blood to flow to the lungs. The severity of the problem depends on how large the opening is and how premature the baby is. Medications now exist to either close (or keep open) the ductus arteriosus. If, however, these medications do not work, procedures or surgeries are required. The condition is more common in premature babies, but Jackson was full-term. “I came in thinking we have jaundice and I left saying ‘oh my God, my baby is falling apart,’” Trina said. “It was a pretty scary time.” There was a chance the hole would heal on its own, but when that didn’t happen, surgery was necessary. At 10 weeks of age, the doctors at B.C. Children’s Hospital cut into her back and went through her lung to repair her heart. ••••• “It is definitely something I think about once in a while,” said Jackson, adding people are especially curious when they saw the long scar on her back. “Sort of this fascination with the fact that you have gone through this big trauma,” she said. “I have never looked at it as a big trauma. To me, it is almost like I was born with the scar.” “It is kind of cool, because it is something special about me,” she added. While this condition is more prevalent with premature babies, it is rarely seen in full-term babies. The chances of a full-term baby being born with this condition are two out of 1,000 babies, Jackson said. “So it is really rare (and) I think it gives me a little bit of my special edge,” she said. “A little bit of the fighter in me comes from my heart surgery.” Her parents agree. “She always had this spark,” Trina said. “And I think this is how she got her determination.” ••••• The decision to focus on basketball

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Brookswood Bobcats’ Tayla Jackson (with ball) drives to the basket during her team’s game against Oak Bay earlier this season. Jackson underwent a heart repair as a young child (photo below) to correct a defect called patent ductus arteriosus when she was less than three months old.

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came when Jackson was able to push me was in the seventh out of my comfort grade. Up until then, zone all the time,” she she had also done said. track and volleyball, as “That really helped well as drumming lesme develop as a playsons. er.” “I just thought bas“I love challenges; ketball was going to I love constantly not get me the furthest, knowing what is goNEIL BROWN especially with my ing to happen next,” height,” she said. JackJackson added. son was near her cur“I felt every year, rent height when she playing for Mr. Brown, began attending high school. “And I en- my role changes. Your presence and your joyed it.” role on the team changes.” But instead of playing with students her Jackson was also able to soak inforown age —  where she would have quite mation in from her teammates, some of likely dominated the competition — Jack- whom were five years her senior, about son was bumped up to the senior girls how to act, not just as a high school student, but as a young girl. team under long-time coach Neil Brown. Jackson has excelled outside of high “I was able to play on a team that had quite a bit of success as well as learn the school basketball as well. In her Grade 7 year, she was cut from the game from a coach such as Mr. Brown, who knows so much about the game. He Summer Games team, which “broke her

I think the Tayla you see now is only the tip of the iceberg.

heart,” she said. But that heartbreak didn’t slow her as the next summer, she made the provincial U15 team, which spurred her on. “That was a big confidence booster for me and really motivated me,” she said. “Things can change and there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. So I just kept pushing and pushing and I was able to make the U17 team when I was U15.” She was also a late cut last year of the Canadian cadet (U16) national team. With one more year of high school still, Jackson continues to work towards her goal of earning a scholarship, playing for her country, and then perhaps, one day professionally. “I have no idea what is going to happen in the future,” she said. “Nothing is a given. All I know is that I love the game and I want to keep playing it and wherever it takes me is where I am going to go.” “I think the Tayla you see now is only the tip of the iceberg,” said Brown. “She has a huge upside. “She has to decide what she wants out of basketball, set a course for success and go take whatever she wants. “Nobody can stop her except herself.” ••••• February is heart awareness month and according to information from the Heart and Stroke Foundation website, about one out of every 100 babies born has some form of heart defect, which represents about one per cent of births. These heart defects range from a tiny hole in the heart that will never require treatment, to the more serious ones which require surgery. In Canada, there are almost 100,000 adults who, as children, had surgery to correct congenital heart defects.


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Nic Jackson and Charlie Jones earned Warrior Sports Canada Fair Play Awards for their respective Langley Thunder teams at the provincial field lacrosse championships. Jackson plays for the Langley U19 tier 1 squad while Jones was on the U15 team. Provincial champions were crowned —  U19 tier 1, U19 tier 2, women’s U15 and women’s U12 —  as Willoughby Community Park hosted all four events. Victoria beat New Westminster in the U19 tier 1 event while Delta beat Mission in the tier 2. Coquitlam and Nanaimo won the bronze medals in their respective divisions. On the girls side, Port Coquitlam beat New Westminster, with Coquitlam taking bronze, in the U12, and Ridge Meadows beat Port Coquitlam in the U15 final. New Westminster took bronze, defeating Langley 9-5 in the third place game.

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The Langley Rivermen have pulled to the top of the BCHL standings as the regular season hits the stretch drive. The junior A hockey club swept a home-and-home series with the Vernon Vipers over the weekend to push their point-streak to a dozen games as they remain unbeaten in regulation (10-0-1-1) since the calendar flipped to 2014. The Rivermen won their 10th overtime game of the year, 2-1 over the Vipers on Feb. 7 at the Langley Events Centre, before closing out a 5-2 win at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place the next night. The results improve Langley to a BCHL-best 32-12-2-5 and 71 points. They are also now ranked eighth in the most recent Canadian Junior Hockey League polls. “Everyone is just playing to their capability,” said Rivermen coach and general manager Bobby Henderson. “They are a motivated group.” Gage Torrel scored 1:01 into double overtime in the first game while Brock Crossthwaite stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced.

The team’s other goal was a power-play marker late in the first period from Austin Azurdia while Demico Hannoun responded for the Vipers with 5:26 to play in regulation. The rematch in Vernon saw the Rivermen score three times in the first period. Will Cook, Evan Anderson — both on the power play — and Kevan Kilistoff struck in the opening 20 minutes while the Vipers’ Brett Mulcahy responded for the home side. Liam Coughlin made it 3-2 early in the second — with the Vipers’ second man-advantage goal — but that would be as close as the team got. Zach Urban doubled the lead to 4-2 four minutes into the third and Marcus Vela scored into the empty net to round out the scoring. Crossthwaite made 32 saves in goal. “They decided as a group they wanted to commit to finishing the game out properly, and they did a heck of a job doing it,” Henderson said. The Rivermen have been remarkably consistent all season. Since the season began in September, they have only had three three-game

winless streaks, and only in one of those three did they fail to at least get either a tie or an overtime point. “I still think there is more (but) we are getting closer and closer,” Henderson said. “Our special teams are both going, five-on-five there are a couple of areas that we can clean up in, a couple of things within our structure that we need to commit to, but on the whole, we are getting closer.” Getting complacent shouldn’t be an issue. “They have had a pretty good mindset all through (the season),” Henderson said. “They have been focused out of the gate and when we pushed them, they have handled it well.” The Rivermen have seven games to play and they hold an eight-point advantage over the Prince George Spruce Kings.Prince George — which also holds a game in hand — plays the Rivermen five times over the next three weeks, including Feb. 13 and 14 at the Prince George Coliseum. The team’s next home game on Feb. 18 against the Coquitlam Express.

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Perrin sets Canada West career record The Regina Cougars stand in the way of the Trinity Western Spartans women’s volleyball team as the two get set for the Canada West quarter-finals to see which team advances to the conference final four. The best-of-three match begins tonight (Feb. 13) with the second game on Friday. A third and deciding game, if necessary, would be Saturday, with all three held at the Langley Events Centre. The Spartans, who are ranked third in the country, finished the regular season at 17-5 after a pair of weekend sweeps over the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen. The unranked Cougars finished at 12-10 but enter the playoffs as one of the conference’s hottest teams with nine wins in their past 10 games. Against Winnipeg over the weekend, Trinity Western’s Alicia Perrin set a new Canada West record for career blocks. Perrin had six blocks in Saturday’s victory, giving her 387 career blocks in her four years at TWU. “Alicia has been working hard since her very first year,” said Spartans coach Ryan Hofer. “She has definitely learned the art of the block.” In Saturday’s 3-0 (25-17,25-23,2519) win, Sophie Carpentier led the team with 16 kills and three blocks. As a team, the Spartans finished with 13 blocks. “One of the strengths of this team

is that we can block the ball,” Hofer said. “We did that again tonight. We were patient and we made great adjustments and then we went after it. “We blocked very well tonight, which helps our defence, and in turn, our offence.” Carpentier led the team in Friday’s 3-0 (25-23,25-22,25-12) win with 20 kills while Chelsea Wand had 11 kills. She also had 10 digs. ••••• The Trinity Western Spartans, ranked second in the country, will sit back and await their semifinal opponent. The men’s volleyball earned itself a weekend off thanks to a conference-leading 20-2 record in the Canada West regular season. They finished with that mark thanks to a pair of 3-1 victories over the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen over the weekend at the Langley Events Centre. The Spartans won 3-1 (28-26,1825,25-13,25-15) on Friday and 3-1 (25-15,25-15,23-25,25-22) over the Wesmen. Lucas Van Berkel had five blocks in the second game to finish his regular season career with 407 blocks, second all-time in Canada West play. Trinity Western will host the Canada West Final Four championships at the Langley Events Centre on Feb. 21 and 22.

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Slump continues as Stealth lose fifth straight A defensive battle in the first half, the offences came alive in the second half. But in the end, the Vancouver Stealth came up one goal short as they lost their fifth straight game, 10-9 to the visiting Colorado Mammoth. The National Lacrosse League game was played at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday night (Feb. 8). The Mammoth led 3-1 at the half before Vancouver came back to knot the score at six after three quarters. And with the score tied at eight with seven minutes to play, Colorado

scored twice in less than two minutes to take the lead for good. Brett Bucktooth’s desperation shot at the buzzer was stopped by goaltender Dillon Ward, his 41st save of the game. Tyler Digby — who was named the NLL rookie of the month for January last week —  led the Stealth with three goals and one assist. Bucktooth also made his season debut after off-season surgery and had a goal and an assist. Matt Beers (two goals, one assist) and Mike Grimes (three

assists) gave the Stealth some scoring from the back-end. Curtis Hodgson, Ilija Gajic and Brett Hickey had the other goals and Tyler Richards made 37 saves in a losing effort. The Mammoth were led by John Grant Jr.’s two goals and three assists. Vancouver is on the road this weekend on Friday in Denver to face the Mammoth (4-5) and on Saturday in Calgary against the Roughnecks (3-3). After that, the team has a three-week break in the schedule.

Cohee MVP as Gators take third

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Walnut Grove Gators’ Jadon Cohee was named the most valuable player while teammate Lucas Hodgson picked up the most inspirational player award over the weekend in Kelowna. And a third member of the Gators, Bryce Derton, was named a second team all-star. The Gators senior boys’ basketball team was competing at the Western Canada tournament, finishing third. Walnut Grove went 2-1, beating Bishop O’Bryne 77-60, losing to Kelowna 84-74 and topping Burnaby South 80-65. Walnut Grove wraps up Quad-A league play this weekend and then

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Thunderbird gets high marks For the third year in a row, Thunderbird Show Park has been ranked among the best equestrian facilities in North America. The facility came in at No. 2 as the North American Riders Group (NARG) named the top 25 facilities at the annual general meeting last week in Wellington, Fla. “We are honoured to find ourselves in the top 3 for the third year running and being there in the room for the announcement was amazing,” said Chris Pack, Thunderbird’s vice-president of tournament operations, who was in Florida for the AGM. “But it’s all about coming home to share it with the team that makes it happen.” The ranking is based on an overall points score for everything from footing and stabling to course design and ceremonies. Taking top spot was Spruce Meadows. “Thunderbird is Spruce Meadows with a homey feeling,” is what NARG said in describing Thunderbird. The NARG evaluation

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Langley’s Lorraine Chappell puts Freelance through his paces at Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park during a Horse Council of B.C. dressage symposium on Feb. 2. Thunderbird made the list of the top 25 equestrian facilities in North America, coming in at number two. also notes Thunderbird’s commitment to annual improvements, impeccably maintained footing, tremendous exhibitor experience and stabling facilities as

highlights for competitors. The equestrian industry contributes more than $750 million annually to the B.C. economy, of which Thunderbird

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Spartans second in CIS polls The Trinity Western Spartans track and field team moved up one spot after an impressive showing at a meet hosted by the University of Idaho. The Spartans set five school records and also won five gold medals and they are now ranked second in the most recent Canadian Interuniversity Sport rankings. Liza Whitehead (60m), Rachel Shuttleworth (600m), Sarah Inglis (1000m), Hazel Ross (60m hurdles and long jump) all won their events. Regan Yee (1000m) and the women’s 4x400 relay team — consisting of Shuttleworth, Anastasia Pearse, Meg Harradine and Jordyn Visser — won silver medals. The Spartans men set seven school records as well as winning a handful of medals. That includes a clean sweep in the 1000m event as Mihai Prajea, Levi Neufeld and Declan White took all three spots on the podium. Nathan Dunford (pole vault) and the 4x400 relay team (Nathan George, James Linde, Calum Innes and Prajea) also won gold. Linde (long jump) and Jamie Sinclair (pole vault) won silver and bronze, respectively, in their events. ••••• The Trinity Western Spartans men’s basketball team will need some help if it hopes to make the post-season. The Spartans split a pair of games over the weekend in Calgary, losing 98-85 on Friday and winning 80-77 on Saturday against the Mount Royal Cougars. The team is 10-10 on the season and one game back of the UBC Thunderbirds for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Canada West Pacific Division with two games to play. The Spartans close the regular season with a home-and-home series against the Fraser Valley Cascades. The teams play at the Langley Events Centre before travelling to Abbotsford on Saturday.

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Marcel Bergmann played at the Langley Community Music School first Concerts Cafe Classico of the season on Sunday Jan. 12, devoted to the history of the tango. He and partner Elizabeth Bergmann were featured performers.

A group of minor hockey players from Cloverdale took to the ice at Rogers Arena. The Cloverdale C4 Snipers, an initiation (ages five to eight) hockey team hit the ice at the intermission of the Vancouver Canucks/Nashville Predators on Jan. 23. The team consists of Amirah Kajla, Dreyden Mackie, Dylan Gardner, Hudson Pereira, Jayden Steckler, Liam McDonald, Lucas Saunders, Lukas Cohoon, Michael Konowalchuk, Mitchel Bolton, Rajan Sandhu, Rowan Sandhu, Sebastian Knubley, Taylor West and Ty Jeffrey.

Newlands Festival of Trees Master Trimmer Thank you again to everyone for participating in the 23rd annual Festival of Trees at Newlands to support the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. This year, $3400 was raised in tree sales, $200 with the 50/50 the night of the event, and $212 in voting donations from the public throughout the season for a grand total of... $3,812! Thank you! The winner of the coveted title of “Master Trimmer” for 2013 was BC Hydro Retirees - Power Pioneers We look forward to seeing you all again for the 24th Festival of Trees in November 2014. Witht a goal of raising over $4,000 at our next event.

That Jazz Raises Funds For Christmas Bureau Fort Langley merchants Kim Brandt and Marilyn Harper were pleased to present the Langley Christmas Bureau with a cheque for $4300 raised at the Jazz Christmas at The Fort concert in November. A packed house at St. George’s Anglican Church was treated to first class jazz musicians and singers. Local businesses donated live and silent auction items making the Christmas Bureau fundraiser a successful community event.

Christmas Celebration at Muriel Arnason Library Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the Muriel Arnason Library, and presented a wonderful Christmas program to hundreds of children and their parents by reading the classic Christmas poem “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” and leading the audience in a Christmas sing-along. The kids also enjoyed entering the draw, and the parents were happy to take pictures of their child/children with Santa. On behalf of the library staff, Dr. Sarwan Singh Randhawa thanked everyone for attended the event and wished them a Merry Christmas.


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Adventures in leaving Detroit and trusting your GPS Gulp. The digital road sign above Keith and I looked over at each warned: “Changing Roads other and laughed nervously. Ahead. Do not rely solely on Oh gosh, what have we gotten GPS.” ourselves into? – Regardless, I felt like it was speaking directly to me as I had suffered we were in it together so it was bound to be eventful. anxiety ever since Driveway I forgot to mention, my fuel editor Keith Morgan climbed into the Jeep Cherokee and we was getting low, too, and I had left downtown Detroit, heading a flight to catch out of Pearson. No need to panic, north to Toronto. I think. North, ahem, yes. When you’re in The tunnel to Canthese kinds of ada was a stone’s situations, you say throw away from things that you our launch point. normally wouldn’t I was thinking it say. would route me After the “I will be so happy the same way I got when we are back down to Motown, excitement of the 2014 North American in Ontario,” is a via Windsor and phrase not often through the tunnel. International Auto uttered by a B.C. Why the GPS Show, I was looking resident. But it fell 2014 Jeep Cherokee ALEXANDRA STRAUB didn’t? – I’m not forward to the long sure. Clearly it and painfully boring from my lips. clear roads. Desperate times knew something drive back.... my wish Things were looking good. call for desperate we didn’t. was not yet coming Then it happened. A sign. A measures, right? Needless to say, true. The one thing that sign to Canada nonetheless. the mechanical remained steadfast Looks like we’d been routed woman’s voice Alexandra Straub and calm through- through Sarnia. I was doing echoing through a little happy dance on the out the craziness the premium inside. was the Jeep Cherokee. speakers certainly did give us The leather-trimmed seats were Did I doubt the GPS’s ability a scenic tour of the area. And plush and comfortable to sit in to lead? I sure did. Then again, by scenic I mean, she guided it’s not out of my character to for hours on end. us through some rather dodgy question authority. As we handWhen I started veering off the areas, characterized by poorly ed the CBSA our passports, all maintained roads, broken down straight and narrow – aka out buildings and dejected looking of my lane – the lane departure I could think about was finding a fuel station before we got warning would gently lead me people. stranded. back into place. After the excitement of the And yes, I was very happy to be And since it was frigid outside 2014 North American Interin Ontario. But I’d be happier – Ontario and Michigan in national Auto Show, I was January is anything but tropical when I knew I was on a plane looking forward to the long and painfully boring drive back. – features like a remote starter, to Vancouver. Yet, I was thorheated seats, a heated steering oughly enjoying my time in the (That’s before Keith hitched a Cherokee, quirky styling and ride, honest.) My wish was not wheel and dual climate zone controls keep occupants toasty anxiety aside. yet coming true. It had an ability to somewhat warm. Finally, we were on some sort calm my woes due to its Not to mention there was a of highway. But no signs to a temperate nature. The quiet border popped up for miles and generous amount of power cabin allowed for wonderful being delivered from its 3.2L, miles. We even pulled over a conversations, whether it was Pentastar V6 engine, which is couple of times in the all-new with myself, with the GPS or 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited to rated at 271 horsepower and with Keith. 239 lb-ft of torque. It’s then check our smartphones to see In addition, I managed to learn if we were heading in the right linked to a 9-speed automatic a lot from road signs. I will not transmission. direction. wholeheartedly rely on the GPS We were, but I guess I was just And with 4x4 capabilities, I and will not pick up hitchhikers was ready to brave the winter looking for a sign. A sign that in Michigan. conditions, on bare roads or said “Canada” on it. not. But no, we got this instead: www.jeep.ca Luckily, it was a beautiful day, “State Prison Nearby. Do NOT with few clouds in the sky and Pick Up Hitchhikers.” Alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.

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SCARFF, Nancy Marie (Leftrook) July 13, 1948 - February 2, 2014

Peacefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer, Nancy passed away in the arms of her beloved husband and best friend Randy. Nancy was a beautiful angel to all those that knew her. Nancy was raised by her Aunt Mae and Uncle Harry Nicholas and grew up in Port Alberni and Qualicum Beach for most of her childhood. Nancy is predeceased by Harry, Mae and her mother Dolly. Nancy leaves behind her husband and love of her life Randy, sister Tammy (Mark), sisters Carol & Sandy, brother Terry, son Shane, grandsons Logan and Aaron, niece Tara (Chris), nephew Deryck and Little loves Kianna and Dagon. The family would like to thank Dr. Mitchinson and all the staff at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, B.C. A Prayer Service and Celebration of Life will be held at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church at 3025 - 264 St., Aldergrove, B.C. on February 18, 2014 from 11am - 1pm . In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your local SPCA.

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• Annual Starting Revenue of $24,000 - $120,000 • Guaranteed Cleaning Contracts • Professional Training Provided • Financing Available • Ongoing Support • Low Down Payment required A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning. Coverall of BC 604.434.7744 info@coverallbc.com www.coverallbc.com

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Are you looking for a new career? Are you enthusiastic? Do you enjoy working with people? • Lucrative Pay Structure • Fun Work Environment • Room for advancement • Top corporate training system • No experience required We are a fast growing company in the lower mainland , looking to fill positions.

Dispatcher – Linehaul Van-Kam Freightways, an equal opportunity employer, requires a Linehaul Dispatcher for LTL freight movement. Related industry experience and knowledge of B.C. and Alberta is preferred. Familiarity with an AS/400 system is an asset but training on VanKam’s computerized AS/400 dispatching system will be provided. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills as well as computer proficiency. Reply in confidence, with a cover letter/email and detailed resume to: careers@vankam.com or Fax 604 587-9889, Attention: Human Resources We thank all applicants; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

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We require farm workers for our Langley and Abbotsford farms. This is a physical job that requires hand to eye coordination. You must be able to work weekends & late days. Wages from $11.50-$13.25/hour depending on experience. Please fax resume to: 604-534-0218

Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com

P/T Local Help wanted Weekends & After School

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

QUALIFIED HAIRDRESSER to work in Surrey, Clayton area Seniors care home, Thurs & Fri. Call: 604-420-9339

Must be good with dogs.

Hazelmere Kennels Inc Call May 778-996-3649

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Advertising Sales Representative The Peace Arch News, a twice-weekly awardwinning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time experienced sales person.

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits or Other Insurance? If YES, call or email for your

LOOKING FOR the whereabouts of C.F. Single & S.W. Single. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these people, please phone 1-204-2244815 and leave a message.

EDUCATION

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

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LEARN HOW to Operate an Excavator in as little as 6 Weeks. PCTIA registered. Women welcome. 604546-7600 www.rayway.ca

The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Advertising Sales Consultant The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has more than 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to: Kelly Myers The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to admanager@langleytimes.com No phone calls please.

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The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player, a strong communicator, well organized and selfmotivated. The ability to work in an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. A car and valid driver's license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has more than 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, February 21, 2014 to: Rita Walters, Publisher Peace Arch News, #200 - 2411 - 160th St., Surrey, BC V3S 0C8 or email to publisher@peacearchnews.com

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HELP WANTED

JOB OPPORTUNITY

$13.80/Hour

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MENTAL HEALTH CARE AIDE WORKERS Required for PSR focused home. HEU Certified.

Fax resume to: 604-514-0886

EV Logistics is excited to announce a new starting wage of $13.80! We are currently accepting applications for Permanent Entry-Level Warehouse Order Selectors, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean and team-oriented environment.

We offer a starting wage of $13.80 plus an attractive incentive program with regular increases as you progress.

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Human Resources Administrator Black Press is looking for a Human Resources Administrator. As the largest independent newspaper group with more than 170 titles in print and online, Black Press has operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will be responsible for the administration of HR-related documentation in coordination with payroll and other departments. This will include reviewing and processing a variety of HR documents, compiling data from a wide variety of sources, and efficiently organizing this information including the maintenance of files and records in written and electronic formats for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance. Inquiry assistance and interpersonal skills will be required as communication with a variety of internal and external parties is required for the purpose of ensuring accurate, authorized processing of employee information. Strong customer service will be a key component within this position as you will be required to respond to written and verbal inquiries for the purpose of providing information, coordination, administration and execution of many HR-related activities with discretion regarding sensitive and confidential information. Requirements: • Post-Secondary education in Human Resources or related field preferred. • Work experience in HR required, with demonstrated working knowledge of multiple human resource areas preferred. • Computer literacy, including effective working skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint • Attention to detail in all areas of work. • Excellent time and project management skills. • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills. • Motivated individual with proven initiative. • Professional appearance and manner Qualified applicants should send a resume and covering letter by February 14, 2014 to: Robin Clarke Director, Human Resources Canadian Division Black Press Group Ltd. 34375 Gladys Avenue Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5 email: rclarke@blackpress.ca We thank all those whom are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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EV Logistics also offers flexible working schedules and a safe and fun environment. Successful applicants will have a safety-first attitude, available for day, afternoon and weekend coverage, have reliable transportation and proficient English communication skills. If you’re looking for long-term employment with career growth and want to work in a fun and safe environment, then EV Logistics wants to hear from you! Apply online at: www.evlogistics.com

MEDICAL/DENTAL

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR GURP BUTTAR INCORPORATED dba Infinity Health, a rehabilitation center located as #101-20230 64th Ave. Langley BC, providing occupational therapy, physiotherapy and Kinesiology services, urgently req’s a F/T qualified Office Administrator. Duties include: Overseeing office administrative procedures, assisting in preparation of operating budgets, establishing work priorities, ensuring deadlines are met, compiling data and preparing reports. Grade 12, with 1 year experience. Salary $22/hr. Email: gbuttar1@shaw.ca

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SALES

SALES

Automobile Salespersons BASANT MOTORS 16315 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, requires 2 F/T perm Automobile Salespersons to start ASAP. Knowledge & understanding of auto sales, professional appearance, positive attitude & min. 1 year exp. Wages $15/hour. Email resumes to:

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Kristy 604.488.9161

threescocatering@shaw.ca or Visit us at: www. threescompanycatering.ca

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Black Press is looking for a Senior Payroll Administrator. Black Press is a leading printer and publisher of more than 100 award-winning community newspapers and other publications throughout North America. Reporting to the Payroll Manager you will provide support for processing the payroll for 2000 employees accurately, on-time and in compliance with provincial and federal legislation, company policies and 6 different collective agreements across several provinces. You will be required to assist in the interpretation and application of company policies and collective agreement clauses with respect to compensation, benefits, vacation and other leaves. You will possess strong communication skills and are able to support our payroll administrators and department managers in a variety of processes.

COME JOIN OUR TEAM! We currently have the following opening within our Surrey/Port Kells Branch:

Truck/Equipment Mechanic

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ELECTRICAL

ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs, etc. Guaranteed work. Ph 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110) Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774

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

Want your event or services to be a success? Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION NATURAL AIRFLOW HEATING LTD.

REPAIR & INSTALL • Furnaces • Gas Fitting • Hot Water Tanks Winter Special!

604-461-0999 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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CLEANING SERVICES

English Lady - Cleaning. Reliable. Honest. Exc Worker Pets ok Refs Reasonable Rates 604-533-1711

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COMPUTER SERVICES

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

SUNDECKS

SAMCON BUILDING. Complete reno’s & additions. Over 25 yrs exp. Call Derek (604)720-5955 www.samconbuilding.com

START TO FINISH CONTRACTING Blake and his Dad make a positive difference in your life by providing quality work delivered with integrity.

Experience in auto, truck and hydraulics an asset. Should posses your own tools, sufficient to perform repairs and service. We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefit plans and the opportunity to advance within the company. Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

D Interior & exterior reno’s D Rot repair & restoration D Decks D Fences & more Free estimates.

Please fax your resume to:

604-888-2029

Call Blake or Brian (604)816-1653 Licensed, Insured, WCB

or email: dscott@driveproducts.com

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CONCRETE & PLACING

UNIQUE CONCRETE

DESIGN

We require an analytical problem-solver with the ability to manage multiple priorities with accuracy and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have CPA certification and several years experience in the administration of a computerized payroll system covering a large work force. A sound knowledge of payroll costing and liability recognition and reconciliation is also required.

F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147

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INTERIOR/EXTERIOR

CONTRACT OR HOURLY FREE ESTIMATES 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Per Molsen 604-575-1240 Placing & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates. coastalconcrete.ca

This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Qualified applicants should send a resume and covering letter by February 14, 2014 to:

We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

DRYWALL

$2500 FURNACE $725 HWT Licenced-Bonded-Insured

Experience in reporting, database management and export and advanced Excel skills are required.

Robert Gale Payroll Manager Black Press Group Ltd. 34375 Gladys Avenue Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5 Fax: 604-853-6535 email: robgale@blackpress.ca

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Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

HELP WANTED

Senior Payroll Administrator

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WALTER’S DRYWALL Taping - Texture - Repairs. Sm jobs pref’d. 40+ yrs exp. 604-308-7943

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com

Required F/T for Vancouver Outboard. Primary duties will include maintenance troubleshooting and repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems is an asset. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Exc. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume: vancouveroutboard@ telus.net

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

TRADES, TECHNICAL

motorsbasant@gmail.com

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WILDPLAY Element Parks, a Canadian leader in nature-based recreation, is currently seeking a Marketing and Sales Specialist for our Maple Ridge location. For details and how to apply, visit www.WildPlay.com/careers

MECHANIC

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PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

HEALTH ACUPRESSURE 11969 88th Ave. Scott Road 10:00a.m.-10:00p.m.

778-593-9788 RELAXATION BODY CARE 604-859-2998 #4 - 2132 Clearbrook Road, Abby

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184 RE & RE OUR SPECIALTY Let us remove & replace that ugly driveway. Concrete is Best. Free Estimates. Al 778-241-3426

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MOON CONSTRUCTION BUILDING SERVICES • Additions • Renovations • New Construction Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.

604-218-3064 “LAMINATE/QUARTZ/GRANITE” JMS Countertops, 30 yrs/refs ★ John 604-970-8424 ★

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CALL NOW! 604-312-5362 Now is the time to get the jobs done that you’ve been putting off H Bath & Kitchen Reno’s H Sundecks, Patios, Doors & Mouldings H Full Basement Reno’s for that Mortgage Helper ✱ Licensed, Full Service Contractor with over 25 years exp & all available trades. Many ref’s. Unbeatable prices & exc quality.

PLUMBING

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

CANE CORSO MASTIFF - pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet checked. $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 FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (778)908-2501 FLUID SOLUTIONS INC. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416

HENTE PLUMBING & HEATING * Boiler Repairs * Drain Cleaning * Plumbing Services

MOVING & STORAGE

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

www.affordablemoversbc.com

$45/Hr

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

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-537-4140 778-230-4150

Ted 604-454-8070 Reasonable Rates

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PRESSURE WASHING

POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS COMPLETE Roofing Ltd. Repairs & gutters, all roofs. WCB, BBB, Reas guaranteed. Sr Disc. 604-725-0106 GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

Local & long distance Movers

Call 604-720-0931 GET the BEST for your MOVING we are Licensed & Insured 24/7 Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

FEMALE YORKIE - Micro-chipped Reg’d, cert of pedigree, video avail. health records. $795. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com MALE POMERANIAN registered, micro-chipped, all health records, video avail. $795. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com MALE WESTIE. Top of the line pup. Registered, email for more info. Video avail. $795. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com MINI DACHSHUND puppies - born Dec.11, 2 females, unique smooth coat silver dapple, raised by 12 yr old girl in 4H dog obediance, well socialized. 1st shots and deworming, $800 (will go toward education fund) 604-820-4827 Mission

AUCTIONS

FEBRUARY 22nd @ 11AM - Burnaby Restaurant Equipment Auction- 2 Closed Pizza Shops, Closed Gelato Shop, Closed Bakery, Closed Restaurants. www.KwikAuctions.com for preview video & pics, auction catalogue.

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Rooms from $99.00 incls. paint Over 2000 COLOURS provided by General Paint & Deluxe Premium Products.

CEILINGS OUR SPECIALTY Paul Schenderling

604-530-7885 / 604-328-3221

FUEL

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Painters SINCE 1977

Call 604-856-6500 JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

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RUBBISH REMOVAL Great Rates. Seniors Discount. Call Mitch 604-813-9104

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

WALK-IN BATHS & SHOWERS Save $$ Enjoy bathing again! 866404-8827 www.aquassure.com

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

REAL ESTATE

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.

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.

MAYFLOWER CO-OP Surrey Central Spacious, well maintained 2 bdrm units in a clean, quiet, very central highrise. 2 Min walk to Central City Skytrain, mall & SFU. Across from new Surrey City Hall. Adult oriented No Pets. $807 - $847/mo. 1st mo rent free. Shared purchase req’d. Call: 604-583-2122 or email: maycoop@shawbiz.ca

Park Terrace Apts

New SRI 14x70. 2 Bedroom on 55+ pad in Abby. $84,988. Chuck 604-830-1960

CALL FOR NEW SPECIALS Spacious Bachelor, 1, 2, 3 Bdrm Suites. Heat & Hot Water incl. On Site Manager

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

604-530-0030 www.cycloneholdings.ca

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SUSSEX PLACE APTS CALL FOR NEW SPECIALS

TOWNHOUSES

Clean Bach, 1 & 2 Bdrm suites Heat & Hot Water included

TOWNHOUSE $299,900 SALE 3 bed 2 bath & 2 car garage, just by Costco. 1-20540 66 Av, Langley, Visit www.RealtorGlen.ca or call 604-618-0484

www.cycloneholdings.ca

TOWN & COUNTRY APARTMENTS

RENTALS RENT TO OWN

700

5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets

STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualifications! Flexible Terms! CLOVERDALE - 60th and 176th Spacious 1 Bedroom Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req’d 604-657-9422

Phone 604-530-1912 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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/mo. Avail. Now or March 1

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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:

(604)530-5646 or (604)230-3903

750

SUITES, LOWER

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. LANGLEY CITY 1-bdrm apt. Clean, crime free bldg. Incl. heat, n/p, refs. req’d. $710. 604-530-6384.

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SUITES, UPPER

ALDERGROVE 32/267. 3Bdr upper nr amens, quiet family. Coin laundry avail, no dogs, avail immed. $995 incl heat/h.water. 604-644-8961.

100-20436 Fraser Hwy., Langley

DUPLEX - Two Storey Townhomes Buildings and Units – Newly Updated – Clean and Bright – All appl. Call Sandy @ 604.534.7974. Ext. 115 Visit us on the web at: www.goddardrentals.ca

Villa Fontana & Stardust Michael - 604-533-7578 Betsy - 604-533-6945

CHESTNUT PLACE

752

TOWNHOUSES

ALDERGROVE 3bdrm T/H corner unit, clse to elem, new paint flooring, 5appls $1350mo 778-298-4812

ARBORETUM CO-OP 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

Apartments

Running this ad for 10yrs

20727 Fraser Highway

PAINT SPECIAL

1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

LANGLEY SxS Duplex plus 1/2 acre lot, reno’d, Rent $2300/mo. Asking $499K. 604-807-6565.

TRANSPORTATION

Criminal record check may be req’d.

810

Ph: 604-533-4061 LANGLEY DOWNTOWN - FM56

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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: ..

Call 604-530-5646 or 604-230-3903

752

TILING

2014 SRI 2 bdrm, den, 2 bath double wide in Langley 55+ park $129,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

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TOWNHOUSES

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities 3 BDRM - 1.5 Baths - 2 Levels

TREE SERVICES

TREE & STUMP

752

We have 2 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”

A-1 Ceramics, Marble, Glass blocks etc. Install/Repair. Res./Comm. Free Est. 20 years exp. Peter’s Tile (604)209-0173

374

TOWNHOUSES

LANGLEY 200 / 24 Ave. 2 Bdrm, workshop, on acreage. Avail Mar 1. $1100/mo. Call: (604)880-1098.

1,100 sq ft and fenced back yard For more info call Mike at 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca

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2003 VW JETTA DIESEL TDI, blue, no accid, heated seats, fully loaded, 89,000kms. $12,500. 604-751-6313

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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper

EAVES TOWING Cash paid for all scrap cars running or not, with or without wheels or registration.

Call: (778)319-6860

CLOVERDALE 3 Bdrm upper, approx 1800 sq.ft 2 full baths, gas f/p, skylight, shrd laundry & utils. Mar 1. N/S, N/P. $1350. 604-833-4580. LANGLEY City 3Bd upper, 1200 s/f, lrg patio, share w/d, bright & clean. Apr 1st. $1500 +utils.604-725-5921

FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry & parking. No Pets BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

OCEAN VIEW WHITE ROCK avail March 1. 2 bdrm sunny, lower suite w/own driveway, level entry & walkout patio area. Ocean view, only 2 min to White Rock pier & 5 min to uptown shops & restaurants. Quiet, no-through traffic street. 1 bath, in-suite lndry & gas f/p. All utils & heat incl. $1200/mo NP/NS. Refs req please. Anytime after 6pm 604-535-5899.

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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

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LANGLEY, 4 bdrm apt, $1130/mo, quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-539-0217

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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Fully Furnished & Equipped

SURREY 194A/73. 2 Bdrm, private laund, prkg. Nr. bus & shops. Avail now. $800. N/P. N/S. 604-613-8866 Willoughby 2 bdrm ste nr shops & schls, w/d. N/S, pet neg. credit check $825 incl util. 604-722-4910

LANGLEY 20238 Fraser Hwy. 1 Bdrm, inste ldry, storage & prkg. Mar1. $950/mo neg. 778-772-6902

810

SOUTH SURREY EXECUTIVE

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.

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HOMES FOR RENT

S. LANGLEY bright 1 bdrm bsmt, 5 acres, shrd lndry, cbl/hydro/wifi incl. $700. Avail immed. 604-813-6681

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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TRANSPORTATION

LANGLEY - 3 bdrm. Glen Valley home (5 min east of Ft. Langley). Recently updated. New floor, paint, & appliances. Non Smoking $1700/month. Angie 604-530-5646

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

ALDERGROVE: Clean, quiet, suites avail on Fraser Highway Bachelor Suite @ $620/mo and 1 Bdrm @ $670/mo (incl heat and hot water). Call David @ 604.328.4461

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RENTALS

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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

604-572-3733 TONY’’S PAINTING

.Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated Ryan 778.229.0236

FEMALE PEKINGESE top of the line pup, reg’d. Email for more info. Video avail. $795. 604-353-8750. charlesfoyers@gmail.com

wii u - black deluxe set, also incls stereo headphones + 2 games, $220. Call: (604)882-0366 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

RENTALS

DO YOU LOVE DOGS? We need loving foster homes for med.-lrg. sized dogs. 604.583.4237

509 Save-More Roofing - Specializing in New Roofs, Re-Roofs & Repairs. 778-892-1266

REAL ESTATE

CHIHUAHUA’S - Reg’d microchipped, cert. of pedigree, health records, shots, dewormed, paper trained, $595. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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.CAN-PRO Paint and Drywall. Over 25 yrs of quality service. 3 ROOMS, $250. Insured. 604-771-7052

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

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

BROTHERS MOVING & DELIVERY

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PETS

ADORABLE PUPPIES -sm. breed & X’s. Vet Check, Deworm, Shots. $350+ Ready To Go (778)545-0311

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

477

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

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-575-5555

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PETS

AUTO FINANCING

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Thomas William Kennedy aka Thomas Kennedy, formerly of 22051 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C., V3A 4H4, Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o ANDERSON & THOMPSON, Barristers & Solicitors, 22311 - 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2Z2; Attn: Laurence W. Anderson on or before March 28, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Executor.


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