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‘Brooklyn’s Wish Fund’ Keeps Growing

Avian flu prompts bird restrictions By TYLER OLSEN Aldergrove Star

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For the third straight year Aldergrove’s Wilson family have sold and delivered poinsettias to fundraise for families at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Royal Columbian Hospital. Parents Tanya and Joel Wilson, along with daughters Charlotte and Isabella, have raised $1,300 so far this Christmas season, in memory of their late daughter and sibling Brooklyn Wilson, and in thanks to RCH and staff for their loving assistance to Brooklyn. The public is invited to call the RCH Foundation at 604-520-4438 and donate to Brooklyn’s Wish Fund, or visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/BrooklynsWishFund where there is a link to make on-line donations. Tax receipts will be issued by the RCH Foundation. SERVING YOUR GLASS NEEDS SINCE 1977 • FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED WE SPECIALIZE IN: • ICBC and Private Insurance Glass Claims • Stone Chip Repairs • Glass • Windshields Replaced or Repaired • Fireplace Glass & much more - SAME DAY SERVICE

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The movement of domestic birds in all of southern British Columbia is now being restricted as officials work to quell an avian influenza outbreak that has prompted several countries, including the United States, to close their borders to local poultry products. The virus has now been found at five Fraser Valley farms – two which produce turkeys and three which produce broiler breeder chickens. Four of the farms are located in Abbotsford, including a 66,000-bird turkey farm where the virus was discovered late last week. Around 80,000 birds at the first four farms where the virus was found have now either already died from the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain, or been euthanized. CFIA workers began euthanizing birds at the fifth farm Monday. Seven countries have now imposed restrictions on Canadian poultry, including the United States and Mexico. Other jurisdictions, including the European Union, require documentation certifying poultry comes from a country free of avian influenza. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says a “primary control zone” encompassing all of B.C. south of Prince George, has been established. The zone requires a permit to move any bird from a site within the zone. A stricter “restrict-

ed zone” will be set up in the Lower Mainland, with a boundary up to 10 kilometres away from the infected barns, which are all located in eastern Abbotsford and western Chilliwack. Dr. Harpreet Kochhar, chief veterinary officer for the CFIA, said the restricted movement zones will both help prevent the further spread of the virus and make it more likely that countries will open their borders to poultry from other parts of Canada. Officials stress that avian influenza poses little danger to humans, and that all poultry is safe when prepared correctly, While officials have expressed confidence that the outbreak could be contained, they also sounded a note of warning Monday that the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus may turn up on more local farms. “Avian influenza is highly contagious between birds and can spread rapidly,” said Kochar. “It is anticipated that additional at-risk farms may be identified in the coming days.” While some have reported localized bird deaths in the Fraser Valley, Kochar said the CFIA’s surveillance had yet to turn up any cases of avian influenza in the wild. Kochar said farmers or members of the public who suspect a bird may have, or may have died, from the virus call contact the CFIA. Contact info is available online at inspection.gc.ca/.

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Santa to visit parties, parade on Saturday By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

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Lawrence Beaven, 5 and his sister Jade, 3, enjoyed breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Otter Co-op, Saturday.

Robert Brooks found in hospital care By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

Langley RCMP have confirmed that missing Aldergrove man Robert Harvey Brooks has been found and family members are aware and are relieved with the news. Brooks had been transported

to hospital with a broken hip and is recovering. Police had attended his apartment in Aldergrove after family members were worried about not hearing from him. It was out of character for him to not make contact with family.

Brooks is a long-time resident of Aldergrove and is well-known in the community. He is the son of the late Langley Township councillor Art Brooks. Robert had been born here and grew up on the family’s dairy farm in the Coghlan community.

Christmas Time’s a Comin’ to downtown Aldergrove on Saturday, Dec. 13. The children’s fun begins with the annual Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, from 9 to 11 a.m. Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to dine with the Jolly Old Elf, but pre-registration is required so that caterers can prepare enough food for all the guests. Call 604856-2899 to let the centre staff know you are coming. Then in the afternoon it’s the Aldergrove Elk’s 20th annual Christmas Children’s Celebration. Children will enjoy visiting with Queen Elsa and Madam Butterfly, posing for pictures with Santa Claus, as well as refreshments and a showing of the Disney movie “Frozen.” There is also a free draw for child’s bike. It all takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Aldergrove O.A P. Hall on the corner of 273 Street and 30 Avenue, just one block south of Fraser Highway. Pre-registration is not required at this event. It will be followed by the 21st annual Christmas Light Up Parade, starting at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13. The Christmas Parade, sponsored by Aldergrove Agricultural Fair and Festival Association and the Township of Langley, takes place along Fraser

Highway, from 270 Street to 273 Street. Hot chocolate stations will be set up along the parade route and Aldergrove Girl Guides will also be collecting food donations for the Food Bank along the parade route, so be sure to bring nonperishable food items for the Food Bank. After the parade, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., come to the Extra Foods parking lot on 272 Street and see what’s happening on the Township of Langley’s Spirit Stage. Enjoy doughnuts, hot dogs, popcorn and hot chocolate while taking in the entertainment, featuring local dance and music performances plus a special local headliner, “Her Brothers” (see website: http://www.herbrothers.com for information on the group). For parade entry forms and more information on activities or volunteering go to www.AldergroveFestivalDays.com or contact Karen Long at 604-418-9507.

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Township of Langley council sworn in – twice By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

As the councillors took their seats to begin the first meeting of the newly-elected Township council on Monday afternoon, Councillor David Davis could be heard cheerfully warning his new neighbours that he requires a lot of room. Davis now sits between Councillors Michelle Sparrow and Bob Long, the result of a change in the seating order made by Mayor Jack Froese, who decides who sits where. After the last election, the novice mayor Froese decided to have the most experienced councillors sit closest to him, which meant Davis and Sparrow were the farthest away. This time, Froese reversed the seating to put novice councillors Petrina Arnason, Blair Whitmarsh and Angie Quaale closest to him. The afternoon meeting began with the swearing-in of the new council, an quick, informal affair that saw the mayor and councillors read their oaths while seated at their desks, then adjourn for a closed-door in-camera session, followed by an hour-long public meeting on a number of issues that required decisions. The simultaneous reading of the oath by the eight councillors was a little ragged, leading veteran councillor Long to call it a “Babylon.” The evening meeting, which

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The new Township council was formally sworn in Monday night. Visible from left: Kim Richter, Charlie Fox, Petrina Arnason, Blair Whitmarsh, Mayor Jack Froese, David Davis and Bob Long; photo at right below: Members of the Kwantlen First Nation performed a traditional song during the ceremony. repeated the swearing-in ceremony, was far more formal, with a piper and an honour guard leading council members into the chambers to be sworn in by Judge Melissa Gillespie. Members of the Kwantlen First Nation sang a traditional song. During the inaugural comments, Councillor Kim Richter noted the new council had the highest percentage of women in Langley history

and predicted there would be more battles over the pace of development in the Township, saying “new growth does not pay for itself.” Councillor Charlie Fox cracked a joke about the new seating arrangement, saying “it looks like the longer you serve, the farther away you get from the mayor.” Arnason talked about her late mother Muriel, the first woman to

serve on council, calling her a “personal touchstone.” Muriel Arnason passed away seven years (to the day) before her daughter’s inauguration. Blair Whitmarsh talked about watching his children grow up in Langley and how he was excited to shape the future of their community. Angie Quaale did fine until she began to thank her father, when she teared up and needed a moment to compose herself. Quaale went on to promise that she would continue to hold community meetings to get public input. Sparrow also got a little choked up, in her case when she was thanking defeated councillors Bev Dornan, Grant Ward and Steve Ferguson for their service. Quaale handed Sparrow a tissue. Then it was Davis’ turn. He asked for the whole box of tissues, then wordlessly passed it to Long, who mimed dabbing at his eyes. A then-serious Davis predicted there would be times when his views and views of some residents would clash, that “there will be times when we will agree and we will not agree, but I will always listen.” Long thanked people who didn’t vote for him because they were “participating in the process.” Froese singled out defeated councillor Ward, who was in the audience

for the evening ceremony, telling Ward that he, along with Dornan and Ferguson have all “left a mark on this community.” Ward rose from his seat to the applause of the audience. Froese went on to say it was clear that the process of public consultation in Langley needed improving, a reference to the controversies over development in Fort Langley and Brookswood, and that he would be moving to create a “task force on public engagement” to see how to make it better. The other two issues Froese identified were public safety, specifically crime, and transportation, like the need for better public transit.


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Friends of a young soccer mom are putting on a gala New Year’s Eve party to help her get through the next six months. Emma Briscoe is a 34 year old single mother of a 12 year old son, and she is a player on Aldergrove United Soccer club’s women’s team. She has just received devastating news that she has second stage breast cancer. She will be going through a double mastectomy as well as chemo and most likely radiation. Emma is a registered massage therapist but due to the radical surgery she is facing, will be unable to work for at least six months. “We, her friends and family, are putting together a fund-raiser to hopefully relieve Emma’s worry of how she will be able to provide for her son while on her journey,” said Hilary McRoberts, a friend and fellow player with Aldergrove United. “By putting on a New Year’s Eve Gala which will include dinner and dancing as well as a silent auction, we hope to generate enough money to get Emma through the next six months.” Organizers are looking for items which can be included in the silent auction.

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Community steps up for beating victim By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

The story of a Langley man who was beaten and robbed at the Langley City bus loop on Friday night has struck a chord with thousands of people. Less than two days after The Times wrote about Chris Lafrenier being kicked in the head and the arrest of two teens, $8,445 had been raised on a Gofundme. com account set up for Lafrenier. Included with the donations are heartfelt messages to Lafrenier, some mentioning what a great guy he is Two strangers each made $1,000 donations. Lafrenier and his wife, Lauren Blair, are overwhelmed by the generosity. “It brought tears to us all. God bless all and Merry Christmas,” writes Lafrenier’s mother-in-law Lynn Blair on the Gofundme site. Numerous people are creating hampers for food for the couple’s two dogs and cat, as well as food and gift cards for them. On The Times Facebook page, there were more than 48,000 views of his story, and 273 people shared the article with friends, as of Wednesday morning. Still in his work clothes, Lafrenier, 39, was waiting at the notoriously violent Logan Avenue bus exchange, when two Langley teens attacked him just before midnight. The pair, aged 15 and 19,

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A year-end interview with Premier Christy Clark. For an extended version see the opinion section at {your newspaper’s website}. TF: Are you still confident that we’re going to see a major LNG project approved by the end of 2014? PCC: We’re still in negotiations with Petronas and Shell, so I don’t know if it will be by the end of 2014, but I’m hoping in the next few months. [Days after this interview, Petronas announced a delay in their investment decision until 2015.] TF: I talked to a couple of SFU climate mitigation specialists, and they agreed that it’s unlikely to the point of impossible to have a major LNG industry and still meet Gordon Campbell’s ambitious greenhouse gas target of a 33 per cent reduction by 2020. What do you think? PCC: I think that we may prove them wrong. Many of these facilities, not all of them, will be partly or fully electrically powered up, so that reduces those impacts, and there’s going to be a real incentive to invest in new technology to minimize that as well. I think the bigger picture is what really matters, which is that in shipping 82 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas to Asia, we help them get off

coal and other dirtier sources of oil, and that is the biggest contribution that we’ve ever made to reducing climate change. TF: Ontario and Quebec have taken a page from your book. They have seven conditions for an oil pipeline, Energy East, which involves conversion of gas pipelines and taking Alberta oil to the East Coast. What do you think? PCC: I think they took our five conditions and elaborated on them. So you’ve got British Columbia, Alberta, now Ontario and Quebec, all signed on to some version of the five conditions. And of course Enbridge and Kinder Morgan as well. TF: What about the conditions they have added? PCC: One of the things they say they want to protect against is a shortage of natural gas coming to Ontario and Quebec. These are the same two provinces that have put a moratorium on extracting natural gas. They want to make sure that we do it here, good enough for us to do, and send it to them, but they won’t do that themselves. I look at their last two conditions, and I roll my eyes a little bit. TF: All the way to New Brunswick, they’ve basically

bought the anti-hydraulic fracturing myth? PCC: Yes. Somehow they all watched an American mockumentary or whatever you call it, and believed it. Here in British Columbia we do fracking better than anywhere in the world. It is the gold standard. TF: Finance Minister Mike de Jong says we have a surplus estimated at more than $400 million for this fiscal year, and he suggested that much of that would have to go to pay off deficits from previous years. Of course the opposition is interested in welfare rates and in particular ending child support clawbacks. What’s your view? PCC: Like any family that’s been through tough times, the first thing you need to do when you get back to finding a job and making an income again, is to pay off your credit cards. And that’s what we’re going to do. We are going to see if we can find ways to improve some of the programs over time, but can’t do that until we can afford it. It’s typical, the NDP want us to spend the money before we have it. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

It seems like yesterday when Langley Times reporter Monique Tamminga wrote a series of stories about an implausible vision coming from Gary Johnson, for a Langley homeless shelter. In actuality, it was seven years ago and on Dec. 2, the Gateway of Hope celebrated its fifth anniversary. All our local dignitaries showed up to celebrate this amazing feat including MLAs Rich Coleman, Peter Fassbender and Mary Polak, Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese, Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer and City Councillor Gayle Martin, who spends tireless hours volunteering at the shelter. Many other instrumental contributors shared in the celebration. including the top brass from the Salvation Army, Rotarians, members of the Lions clubs, volunteers, staff, and corporate Langley. What seemed to be an impossible feat seven years ago came to fruition because the entire community shared the vision for this facility. Everyone joined forces to raise the resources necessary to build this one-of-a-kind establishment. In 2013, there were an incredible 76,000 meals served to the homeless and hungry. The emergency shelter assisted over 700 men and women with a warm bed, hot meals and treatment. The transitional housing program saw 203 participants, where men and women participate in a professional plan to establish a plan to transition back into the community. Most impressive was the 15,000 tireless hours of volunteer work that was contributed by over 150 dedicated volunteers. The Gateway of Hope transforms peoples’ lives and clearly makes a difference in supporting the needy in our community. I have had the honour of serving on the community council at the Gateway of Hope for the past seven years and I see firsthand the extraordinary work the staff and volunteers do to support the needy. Everyone has a story to tell and I have seen men and women who have had addictions come into this facility and miraculously transform themselves as productive working citizens in our community. I have talked to the homeless who went through financial hardships and just needed that extra support to get their life back on track. Many people wrongly mistake homeless people as criminals, but the reality is the majority are just normal people who have fallen on hard times and need that hand up that the Gateway of Hope provides. Over 40 per cent of the operating budget at the Gateway of Hope is dependent on the direct financial support from our community through donations, the Aldergrove thrift store and the famous Christmas Kettle program. Yes, folks it’s that time of year where you see those wonderful red kettles and the Gateway of Hope is in dire need of your volunteer support today. So let’s get off the couch and spend a couple of hours changing and transforming lives in our community by volunteering. Please call 604-514-7375 to support this important tradition, or email kettles@gatewayofhope.ca. I promise that this experience will be extraordinary. Happy anniversary to the Gateway of Hope, and thanks to the entire community for making a difference in the lives of so many people.


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Township council caves in to cries of ‘Wolf’ Editor: I see our newly elected Municipal Council has caved into the demands of Mr. “WOLF”, the bully from Glen Valley, who having saved his own personal park is now out to ensure that the residents of Aldergrove meet his demands for more preserved area, this time not in his backyard but in our backyard. I expect most residents agree that we should try not to incur extra debt in building a rec centre and selling off the old sewer plant site may be a good way to help do that. In the memory of people who actually live in Aldergrove, that property was completely logged off 70 plus years ago. In later years it was a small farm and then it became the sewer plant site complete with large open lagoons used to treat Aldergrove’s sewage. In the late ‘70s it became an overloaded stinking mess and it was eventually replaced (in the ‘90s) with a sewer line to the

Save the trees

Editor: Just because the municipal election is over doesn’t mean that residents can let complacency prevail. Guess what folks? The new council hasn’t even been sworn in yet and the Creekside forest property in Aldergrove is already up for sale. If you haven?t heard about this property before, it is the last standing forest that the Township owns in Aldergrove. The only other forest is privately owned. In the Official Community Plan a portion of it was designated for educational/ recreational use. Sound familiar, Brookswood? New council members haven’t even signed on the dotted line and Township land is already up for sale. Without the council being sworn in, one has to ask whose agenda it is to recklessly throw away a naturally intact ecosystem for 20 housing units. The clock is ticking but there’s still time to preserve this forest land. Some of us have vision that goes beyond the mighty dollar. If you are “one of those people” I urge you to stay informed. Go to the Aldergrove Neighbours’ Facebook page. Aldergrove’s trees today could be Brookswood’s trees tomorrow. Dan Sloan, Brookswood

outside world. Since then it has sat a vacant and mostly treeless site where a few “second growth” (actually third or fourth maybe fifth growth) trees have grown up. I don’t believe we should clear cut the Fraser Valley but conservation has to be reality based. We have the ALR to the north, south and west; we have a 1,322 acre park less than four miles away, plus several smaller parks in town so we have plenty of protected treed properties. Every time new housing is built trees have to be removed and every housing site ends up having land-use appropriate trees planted within it. At some time past the site of every single residence in Langley, mine, yours and Mr. WOLF’s, has had the native trees removed. Is a third growth cedar tree any more valuable than a new street tree or an ornamental tree or a fruit tree in a resident’s yard? Or do the hiredgun tree and land use “experts” brought in from other communi-

ties practice their own little form of “tree discrimination” by saying “save this type of tree and not that one”? The wolf pack from Glen Valley remind me less of a pack of wolves who prey on the weak and crippled (our Council?) and more like a farm animal who makes a lot of noise trying to get more and more of whatever they are squealing about. They will never be satisfied and their appetite will always exceed their share. Every member of this Council, except Jack Froese and Dave Davis, promised a recreation centre in Aldergrove, (yes, you too, Charlie Fox, Petra Arnason and Kim Richter). The children of Aldergrove deserve swimming lessons, our seniors deserve a place to help keep them fit and healthy, and our general population deserves the same recreational benefits as the rest of the Township. Every day the residents of Aldergrove help pay for those expensive recre-

ational facilities in other Langley Township communities. It’s time this little community got something back instead of having to build it ourselves. Our existing ice arena was built by a private party, the community centre by the Kinsmen, and South Aldergrove Park with its ball and soccer fields, bike park and skateboard park was built by the Rotary club and other local volunteer groups. I don’t recall who built the existing outdoor pool but it probably wasn’t the Township. (Editor’s note: the park and pool were gifted to the Township by Aldergrove Agricultural Association and Aldergrove Elks and Royal Purple.) I suggest Council do as they promised. Get on with the rec centre. Tell Mr. WOLF to go back to his forest in the valley. If he wanted to run this municipality he should have run for Mayor. Larry Kydd, Aldergrove resident and Township of Langley taxpayer

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Police cordoned off Fraser Highway in Langley between 244 and 248 Streets Tuesday (Dec. 9).

Police chase results in school lockdown Supporters ‘raise the roof’ for Dunkley Editor: The Ron Dunkley Memorial Society’s launch of its fundraising campaign was a huge success which members measure not only in the amount of money that was raised for the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Centre, but in the support of individuals and the Langley business community. Our Raise the Roof pub night, which we held at Twin Rinks’ Grillhouse on Nov. 29, raised $4,100 for the burn centre. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the community, individuals who attended the event or supported it in any way they could, and the local businesses which backed us up with very generous donations for our silent auction. The businesses which supported the Raise the Roof pub night were: Andreas Restaurant, Bob’s Steakhouse and Deli, Brennan’s Mens and

Ladies Wear, Brookswood Florist, Brown’s Socialhouse, Burnco Langley Landscape Co., Cactus Club Cafe, Choo Choos Restaurant, Circus Lab, Earls’ Kitchen and Bar, Essentials Hair Design, Fox and Fiddle Pub Fare, Langley Arts Council, Langley Golf and Banquet Centre, Mialisia Jewellery, and Live. Love. Laugh. Photography by Kim. Thanks also to Me ’N Eds Pizza, Mr. Mikes steakhouse, Nancy Bryan, Original Joe’s, Poppy Estates Golf, Poseiden Greek restaurant, Potter’s Christmas store, Rosemary Wallace, Sport Replay, Sticky’s Candy (Langley), Viva Mexico, and Erv Woolsey Co. of Nashville. Tn. And special thanks, too, to Dr. Cameron Dehoney who donated the much-sought after silent auction item of two tickets to an upcoming Vancouver Canucks game. We are also indebted to entertainers The Horvat Family and the Fly-

ing Ritas, and of course the Surrey Fire Department Pipe and Drums, who received a standing ovation from our pub night guests. We know that the money we raised is a small amount needed to meet our goal of helping to raise the last $1 million for the $13 million burn centre, which is currently being built at the corner of Main Street and West 23rd in Vancouver. But it’s only a start, as the society is already planning a number of activities to support the centre, and initiatives closer to home. Finally, I would like to add a personal note of thanks to all the people who came out to support the blood donor clinic on Dec. 7, held every year in memory of my son, Ron, a Langley City firefighter who died in January, 2011. Sandy Dunkley, Founder and president Ron Dunkley Memorial Society, Langley

By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

A portion of Fraser Highway, between 244 and 248 Street was closed and Apex Secondary was in lockdown after police were chasing down suspects in an attempted robbery on Tuesday morning. Around 10 a.m., Langley RCMP were called to the 33000 block of 248 Street after an attempted robbery had taken place at or near a home. The Emergency Response Team also responded. As police arrived to the area, two suspects fled. An officer working at

Apex school saw one of the suspects run through the school field. That’s when the school was put on lockdown for a short time. Langley RCMP confirm that suspect was arrested but the second suspect was still at large and police continued to look for him in the afternoon. A neighbour indicated that the police incident was actually a home invasion. Langley RCMP don’t know at this time if there were any injuries and it isn’t known if a weapon was involved. More information to come on the website: www.aldergrovestar.com

Clarification on Aldergrove historic house The real spirit Editor: Re: “Aldergrove house now a designated heritage site,” (The Star, Nov. 13). We were very pleased to see the Shortreed house in Aldergrove designated as a heritage site, even though it has been moved from its original site. However, some of the information in the story is incorrect. Some of the following details come from the Aldergrove history book “A Place Between.” The confusion concerning James’ brother Robert Jr. and father, Robert C. Sr. may be excusable, but the house was located on the homestead land of James’ father, Robert C. Sr., on Jackman Road (now 272 St.). Robert Jr. lived on what is now Shortreed Corners, where he also had 160 acres of land which he was homesteading. Robert Jr. was the the proprietor of the general store on the corner of what is now 264 St. and Fraser Highway (what was

then Old Yale Road), and his land was to the south and west of the corner. Robert Jr. came to the area 36 years before his death in 1924, but he moved to Abbotsford and was acting as a Justice of the Peace and a Customs agent there for 24 years before his death. James was the the youngest son of Robert Sr. and came to the Aldergrove area with his parents at age 14, in 1885, a year later than his oldest brother, Robert Jr., who was 13 years older than him. The woman who would become James’ wife, Laura Perry, lived at Robert Jr.’s and was the first to operate the telegraph system in 1901. While all the Shortreed brothers, Robert Jr., John, Duncan, Tomas and Findley were able to get a homestead quarter (160 acres) of land in the Aldergrove area, James was too young and when he finally came of age there was no longer any homestead land available. Therefore James went up to work at

Rock Bay as a railway boss in a logging firm, along with brothers, John and Findley. Findley was killed there when a train rolled down the track and killed him. But James was sending some of his earnings home to his father and mother while he worked. It was with the promise that the home land would be his when his father no longer needed it. His father, Robert C. Sr. died in 1908 and his mother, Margaret in 1916. James and Laura then came to back Aldergrove and moved the original homestead house of Robert and Margaret off the site, to the north about 500 feet, for James’ widowed sister Christie Deans and her family to live in. James then began to build his new home with top quality lumber he had secured at Rock Bay. He always said; “I defy any one to find a knot in those floor joists.” Rod and Ada Deans, Langley

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Editor: As we all know our Christmas season is rapidly approaching. We will all be wondering what special gifts to buy our loved ones. For a homeless person, there is little to celebrate. Their needs are basic: warm clothing, non perishable foods, and toiletries. I would like to challenge the citizens of this city to simplify their gift giving, and donate to the homeless. Leave the Coach purses and Prada ties in the stores this season. Drop your change into the Salvation Christmas Kettle, sponsor a family in need, and donate much needed clothes and food to the local food bank. Open your hearts, and your wallets, get involved. Small acts of kindness can make a big difference to someone in need. Kristen Dwviniczuk


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There was a break from the rain and the sun shone on the 25 volunteers who came out to hang lights to save Christmas in Williams Park on Sunday. “We got quite a bit done, all the perimeter of the park is done, it was a really great day,” said Barbara Sharp, Christmas in Williams Park Society president. Township of Langley staff were there Monday, laying gravel down and getting the park ready. Township mayor Jack Froese and many others will be at the park on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. when the lights get turned on, marking the opening of the Christmas light show. Among the volunteers on Sunday was nineyear-old Sara Walmsley who decided to take action after hearing that thieves had cancelled her favourite light display at Williams Park. Quickly she reached out to students at her Walnut Grove school who brought in donated strings of LED lights. She also raised $200. Sharp decided to use that $200 to buy something really special for the lights display and wants to reveal it to Sara on Thursday. “What a sweet kid and wonderful work she has done to save Christmas in Williams Park. I wanted to show her that we really appreciate it,” said Sharp. Canadian Tire also donated $1,000 worth of lights to the cause. Sharp said this year’s light show is going to have some new “wow factors” as well as being very pretty and dazzling. She estimates there are more than 100,000 lights in the park. “I hope people like it,” she said. People are encouraged to drive through Christmas in Williams Park Dec. 11 to Dec. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. each night. The park is located in the 6700-block of 238 Street.

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With Christmas just weeks away, volunteers are still needed for the annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign. Volunteers are needed to man the kettles at various locations across Township for evenings, and in some cases, for entire Saturdays. There are more than 20 kettle locations and the campaign is the biggest fundraiser of the year with all the

proceeds going to fund the Family Services department at the Langley Gateway of Hope homeless shelter. Family Services helps those in need with community meals, clothing and material assistance, Christmas hampers, school supplies, and the Skillet 101 cooking class, among others. “The Gateway of Hope is very much in need of volunteers to help us push our Kettle Campaign over the top

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this year,� said Jim Coggles, the executive director of the Gateway of Hope. “Our services to the community depend on it. “We’d like to issue a special call to service groups, clubs, sports team and church groups to step up and help us out at one of our kettle locations in the area.� Anyone interested in volMONIQUE TAMMINGA PHOTO unteering can call 604-5147375 or email kettles@gate- More volunteers are needed to help out between now and Dec. 24. wayofhope.ca.

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All the best for a happy holiday season, and we look forward to serving you in the New Year. Customer Service 604.534.3211

Christmas in Williams Park: The Celebration Is On! Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends in a magical setting during the 24th Annual Christmas in Williams Park. A Scenic Drive will be offered and guests are invited to view a spectacular show of lights as they drive through the park in the comfort of their own vehicles. Dates: Thursday, December 11 to Sunday, December 21 Time: 5 - 9 pm Location: Williams Park 238 Street and 68 Avenue This family event is made possible through the hard work of volunteers, the Christmas in Williams Park Organizing Committee, Christmas in Williams Park Society, the Township of Langley, and through the generous support of many local service clubs and businesses. Donations are gratefully accepted to help cover display maintenance costs. Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division 604.533.6086

The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • LangleyEventsCentre.com

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public notice W.C. Blair Recreation Centre Annual Swimming Pool Maintenance Swimming Pool:

Curbside Collection Services in Winter Conditions When winter conditions such as snow and ice affect curbside collection services, please ensure your bins are still visible. Leave your garbage, recycling, and Green Can outside – the contractor will do its best to pick up the material before the end of the day. If your items are not collected by the end of the day, visit tol.ca/stormresponse for information about delays or call contractor Sierra Waste at 604.530.3939. Engineering Division 604.532.7300 opsinfo@tol.ca

The swimming pool at W.C. Blair will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday, December 1 to Sunday, December 14 inclusive. The pool will reopen at 6am on Monday, December 15. The Weight and Cardio Rooms will remain open during the closure.

Weight Room/Cardio Room Hours of Operation – Monday, December 1 to Sunday, December 14: Monday to Friday, 6am - 8 pm Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 8pm Please see tol.ca/calendars for holiday facility hours. Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division W.C. Blair Recreation Centre 604.533.6170

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NEWS & VIEWS

DEC 2014 | FOOD FEED PHARMACY HARDWARE FASHIONS GAS BARS PETROLEUM | ottercoop.com

FROM EVERYONE AT OTTER CO-OP!

Otter Co-op Comes to Chilliwack

REMEMBERING JOHN WATT 1931-2014

John became a member of Otter Co-op in 1966. He ran for the Board of Directors in 2003 and served three terms which ended in 2009. During those years John served as Board President twice. After taking the mandatory one year off, John ran again in 2010 and received another three year term and then again in 2013 where he received the one year term which ended in May of 2014. John felt the Co-op was an excellent store and enjoyed the friendly helpful attitude of the staff. He said the feeling one gets in the store is terribly important to make the Co-op a desirable place to shop. He felt the patronage refund was a very nice bonus as well. When chairing the elections committee John took the job very seriously in trying to recruit or find out why someone took an interest in running for the Otter Co-op Board, always trying to promote the best for Otter Co-op. He was also a very valued member of the Finance Committee. John was one of those people that you meet in your life that you don’t forget. He would often stop by my office to pick up his Director mail and share stories about his past adventures, his family or his travels with his wife Mary. He was usually gone just as quickly, but not before he asked about my family or making sure all was well with me. I will miss answering my phone to hearing his booming voice, “Mrs. Mc. How are you? Followed by a short conversation and then he was done, “ok bye bye.” It always left me smiling. On behalf of everyone at Otter Co-op I would like to extend our deepest Sympathy to John’s wife Mary and the entire Watt Family. John was a dedicated Member, Director and Friend. He will be greatly missed. Merilee McAuley, Executive Assistant to the General Manager

It was a beautiful sunny morning , the perfect setting for the Grand Opening of our new Bulk Petroleum/Gas Bar facility in Chilliwack. General Manager Jack Nicholson welcomed everyone in attendance and thanked them for coming to share in the opening of this $17 million facility. The project started with the purchase of the property in 2012 and then the ground breaking ceremony in February of 2014 to the opening December 8, 2014. Federated Co-operatives Ltd District Director Doug Potentier was present to say a few words as well as the Acting Mayor of Chilliwack, Jason Lum. You will find an Oil Warehouse, Bulk Storage, Cardlock, Gas Bar/Convenience Store and offices at this facility. Otter Co-op is still looking for a tenant for a 1400 sq. ft. rental outlet to join us. It took a lot of people to make this project open today and we would like to say a big Pictured here at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of our “Thank You” to Greg Hallett – Petroleum Division Progress Way Gas Bar is Manager Jaymie Lockhurst and Manager, Mike Will – Retail Division Manager and Acting Chilliwack Mayor Jason Lum. their entire team. Congratulations!

Stay Warm This Winter! Sign up for automatic delivery on your home heating oil and receive a $25 credit/year for the next five years. That’s $125 credit to you! For more information contact our Petroleum Department Aldergrove: 604 607 6912 or Chilliwack: 1 855 668 2667. $25 Bonus if signed up by January 1, 2015. Some Conditions Apply.

Mt. Lehman Gas Bar makes EIGHT!

And Chilliwack makes NINE!

Sherry has been with Otter Co-op since 1999. She started as a cashier and worked her way to the Customer Service Manager. Sherry recently took the Gas Bar Manager Training Program and has taken on the role as Manager of Otter’s eighth Gas Bar location at 30419 Blue Ridge Drive, Abbotsford. Congratulations Sherry! This location offers a convenience store, gas and diesel as well has a Pizza 24 location which offers great pizza at a great price.

Jaymie came to work at Otter in November of 2012 with a background in C-Stores & Gas Bars. Jaymie also took the FCL Gas Bar Management Training Program and just this morning (December 8) successfully opened Otter’s ninth Gas Bar at 44046 Progress Way in Chilliwack. Congratulations Jaymie!

Food Bank ASK ABOUT THE GOOD BYE TO HUNGER BAGS Once again we will be preparing the Good Bye to Hunger Bags. These bags are filled with an assortment of groceries for families that visit the Food Bank. We have prepared $5 $10 $20 grocery bags and would be happy to make up any amount requested. These Good Bye to Hunger Bags are convenient and always much needed by our local Food Banks. These bags are located by Customer Service in the Retail Centre. Ask any of our cashiers as they would be happy to assist you. Let’s All Do Our Part to Help the Local Food Bank. Thank you for your continued support.


Merry Christmas!

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NEWS & VIEWS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Recently your Co-op was honoured to have earned two very important awards from the Langley Chamber of Commerce. We were awarded both the “Community Impact Award” and the “Business of the Year Award”. These awards indicate the high esteem the Otter Co-op is held in by the local business community. Shortly after these awards were announced I was asked by a long time member, “Why did we receive these awards? “What did we do to deserve this honour”. This question made me realize we rarely make it known how much your co-op contributes in the way of charity giving and support services to the community. Each month approximately thirty local groups, clubs, schools etc. receive support for their activities. We support all 4H clubs year round and actually sponsor four Otter clubs, and have for many years. We now give ten ($1000) scholarships annually which help students to further their education. Otter Co-op has supported the school lunch program in the Langley School District for many years as well. We are now hosting a Food & Friends 55+ lunch program the second and fourth Mondays of the month. This is all in addition to our well attended summer berry socials, chicken dinners, senior dinners and Kids’ Club programs. These are only a few of the charities and activities we support, the list could go on and on. It is seldom that Otter Co-op does not contribute greatly to any good cause. Our interest in giving back to our community has been made possible due to our business success. We have had four record sales years in a row and are heading for a fifth. This is only possible and will remain possible because of our member’s loyalty to the Co-op. Next time you are out shopping I would ask you to think of who else gives as much back to their members and their community.

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Kids’ Club Easter Party SERVING OUR COMMUNITY It was another fun filled Easter Party with approximately 500 Kids’ Club Members and their families in attendance. The ever popular petting zoo put on by Langley Beef & Swine Club was a busy spot as was the horse and wagon rides by Rocking Horse Carriage from Aldergrove. Madame Butterfly created balloon art along with other face painters and entertainers. Additionally there was cupcake decorating, popcorn and many game stations with a prize at every booth. If you know someone that has not yet reached their twelfth birthday and is not a Kids’ Club Member have them come to the administration office or sign up online and join today. Benefits include a cookie on every visit to the store as well as a treat from the cashiers goodie container. All Kids’ Club events are free to attend!

Dick Mayer

Seniors Night TURKEY DINNER

Ladies’ Night AT THE OTTER CO-OP We had a fantastic turnout to our Ladies’ Night at the Otter Co-op this year! We sold 237 tickets and raised $2370 for the Relay for Life and cancer research! It was a very enjoyable evening for all. Guests enjoyed receiving goody bags, a fashion show, upbeat music, witty commentary, delicious Co-op Gold appetizers, a chance to win amazing door prizes and discounts on fashions. Oh, and don’t forget the firemen! Reviews of the evening were all so positive that we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Tuesday, November 25 was the Seniors Night Turkey Dinner. Deli/Café Manager Holly and her team hosted three sold out seating’s of Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Luiza Martens from our Feed Division led the choir and Santa even stopped by for a visit and handed out goody bags. A great time was had by all!

Christmas Parade DOWNTOWN LANGLEY On Saturday December 6 Cooper (Casey Reid) and handler (Jade Reid) participated in the Langley Christmas Parade.

You asked and we listened!

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NEW LAYER FEED

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You asked and we listened!! The first of our Nature's Blend line of feeds, available just in time for holidays. A scientifically formulated blend of premium Canadian grains providing maximum nutrition without adding any GMO Corn, Soy Meal or Canola Meal. This diet is fortified with additional vitamins and minerals for excellent shell quality. High energy levels for maximum production and egg size. For further information contact our feed division manager or our nutritionist.

Otter Co-op’s General Manager Jack Nicholson was very proud to have accepted the Large Business of the Year Award and the Community Impact Award on behalf of Otter Co-op. These awards were presented at the recent Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Excellence Awards Gala.

The Co-op is our members and its our members who make it what it is. Please continue to support the Co-op and ask your friends to join and support our various enterprises. In that way we will always be able to be community minded and supportive to community organizations.

OTTER CO-OP B OARD PRESIDENT

GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE

Congratulations OTTER CO-OP GAME DAY GIVEAWAY

Pi Pictured d here h (l. (l to r.)) Otter O Co-op C General G l Manager M Jack J k Nicholson, Ni h l Practicum P i Student S d Devan Christian, Otter Co-op Board President Dick Mayer and Langley Hospice Society Adult Bereavement Coordinator Shivani Kaushik. Your donations from the Raspberry Social amounted to $902 and we were very pleased to be able to donate them to the Langley Hospice Society.

We recently ran a Cadbury Chocolate Bar Contest Exclusive to Otter Co-op Food and Convenience Stores. For every Cadbury Family Size Bar (100g) purchased you received an entry to win one of two 60” Televisions! The two lucky winners were Melissa Polywkan and Don Bennett. Congratulations to both of our winners and thank you to everyone for your participation. Don Bennett shared with us that he would be giving his television to his brother who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Pictured here (l. to r.) Don Bennett and Assistant Grocery Manager Samantha Phillips.

Pictured here (l. to r.) Otter Co-op Marketing Coordinator Kelsey Vurdela & middle Melissa Polywkan & family.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, this year has flown by much too quickly at Otter! It was a challenging and exciting year, with the opening of two new gas bar and convenience store locations in Abbotsford, and the opening of our gas bar, convenience store, cardlock, bulk plant and offices in Chilliwack just this month. We are part way through our fiscal year, as our year end is not until the end of February. After week 38, our sales are at $138.6 million; which is $8.9 million ahead of last year at the same time, or an increase of 6.8%. We are well on our way to a fifth year of consecutive record sales, something we can all be proud of in this economy. Much of our growth is in new store sales, and our membership continues to grow throughout the Lower Mainland. We have also had success in growing our feed operation sales located in Armstrong, a location that we purchased last year. Several exciting items to share with you include Otter Co-op receiving the Langley Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award, and the Large Business of the Year Award. These were achieved through the hard work and dedication of our entire team, which also includes you, our loyal shoppers. Every time you make a purchase at Otter, you are growing our sales and bottom line results, which in turn assists us in serving the needs of the communities in which we operate. Otter Co-op is very proud of the donations and sponsorships we are able to provide to the community, which are all a direct result of the continued success that we have all played a part in making. As well, Otter Co-op made the top 100 Businesses in BC in 2014, and recently moved to #67 on the list of Top 100 Most Profitable Businesses in BC. Some of our plans for 2015 include a significant upgrade of the Retail Centre on 248th and Fraser Highway, continued plans with upgrading our cardlock facility on 248th, and we continue to work towards building a new gas bar and convenience store on Highway 11 between Mission and Abbotsford. I am extremely proud of the team we have here at Otter, from the Board of Directors to our employee group, and you the members. We have had several of our team successfully complete manager training programs this past year, and it is great to see the many opportunities that are available to those looking for a career in retail, and being able to offer it through the Co-op. I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of our hard working team that continue to embrace change at Otter, and continue us on our path of growth and increased services to our members. These ever changing economic and competitive times can be challenging, and our team is always ready and willing to step up and take on new opportunities to benefit our member/owners. Your Co-op Board and employees continue to work diligently on keeping Otter the growing, diverse, and profitable business it needs to be for our members, and we look forward to serving you well into the future. On behalf of everyone here at the Co-op, all the best to you and your family, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for the New Year.

Jack Nicholson OTTER CO-OP GENERAL MANAGER


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2014 Christmas

Songbook

O Christmas Tree O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! How are thy leaves so verdant! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How are thy leaves so verdant! Not only in the summertime, But even in winter is thy prime. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How are thy leaves so verdant! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Much pleasure doth thou bring me! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

For every year the Christmas tree, Brings to us all both joy and glee. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Much pleasure doth thou bring me! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly! Each bough doth hold its tiny light, That makes each toy to sparkle bright. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly!

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Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.

It doesn’t show signs of stopping, And I brought some corn for popping; The lights are turned way down low, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight, Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing alleluia; Christ the Saviour, is born! Christ the Saviour, is born! Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

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Christmas

Songbook

O Come All Ye Faithful O come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant Oh come ye O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him born the King of angels; O come let us adore him Christ the Lord.

Winter Wonderland Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, in the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland. Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird He sings a love song, as we go along, walking in a winter wonderland. In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is Parson Brown He’ll say: Are you married? We’ll say: No man, But you can do the job when you’re in town. Later on, we’ll conspire, as we dream by the fire To face unafraid, the plans that we’ve made,

Silver Bells City sidewalks busy sidewalks . Dressed in holiday style In the air There’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Meeting smile after smile And on every street corner you’ll hear Silver bells silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city ring- a- ling hear them ring soon it will be Christmas day

walking in a winter wonderland. In the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he’s a circus clown We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman, until the other kids knock him down.

God of God light of light Lo he abhors not the virgin's womb; Very God begotten not created: O come let us adore him Christ the Lord. Sing choirs of angels sing in exultation Sing all ye citizens of heaven above; Glory to God in the highest: O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling, Though your nose gets a chilling We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way, walking in a winter wonderland. Walking in a winter wonderland, walking in a winter wonderland.

See how the shepards summoned to his cradel, Leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear; We too will thither hend our joyful footsteps; O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord. Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be glory given; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing: O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Strings of street lights Even stop lights Blink a bright red and green As the shoppers rush home with their treasures Hear the snow crunch See the kids bunch This is Santa’s big scene And above all this bustle You’ll hear Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them ring Soon it will be Christmas day

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White Christmas

O Christmas Tree

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the treetops glisten, and children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How steadfast are your branches! Your boughs are green in summer’s clime And through the snows of wintertime. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How steadfast are your branches!

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, What happiness befalls me When oft at joyous Christmas-time Your form inspires my song and rhyme. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, What happiness befalls me

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your boughs can teach a lesson That constant faith and hope sublime Lend strength and comfort through all time. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your boughs can teach a lesson

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Christmas

Songbook

Joy To The World

Away in a Manger

Joy to the world! The Lord is come: Let earth receive her King. Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and heaven and nature sing. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders of His love.

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes. I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky And stay by my cradle til morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in thy tender care, And take us to heaven, to live with Thee there.

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Christmas

Songbook

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Have yourself a merry little Christmas Let your heart be light From now on our troubles will be out of sight Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yule-tide gay From now on our troubles will be miles away

Here were are as in olden days happy golden days of yore Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more

Jingle Bell Rock Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell time is a swell time To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet Jingle around the clock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square In the frosty air.

Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet That’s the jingle bell, That’s the jingle bell, That’s the jingle bell rock

What a bright time, it’s the right time To rock the night away

Through the years we all will be together If the Fates allow Hang a shining star upon the highest bough And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

O Come All Ye Faithful O come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant Oh come ye O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him born the King of angels; O come let us adore him Christ the Lord. God of God light of light Lo he abhors not the virgin's womb; Very God begotten not created: O come let us adore him Christ the Lord. Sing choirs of angels sing in exultation Sing all ye citizens of heaven above; Glory to God in the highest: O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord. See how the shepards summoned to his cradel, Leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear; We too will thither hend our joyful footsteps; O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord. Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be glory given; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing: O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Christmas Time’s a Comin’ Saturday, December 13th

Schedule of Events Aldergrove Elk’s Community Children’s 20th Annual Christmas Celebration We are at O.A P. Hall this year corner of 273 St & 30 Ave., one block South of Fraser Hwy 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Queen Elsa, Madam Butterfly, Pictures with Santa, Refreshments, Disney movie Frozen FREE DRAW FOR CHILD’S BIKE

FREE FAMILY EVENT

Be sure to bring non-perishable food for the food bank!

21st Annual Christmas Light Up Parade - 6:00 pm The parade is coming into town along Fraser Hwy from 270 St to 273rd St.

AFTER THE PARADE!

Christmas Parade is sponsored by Aldergrove Agricultural Fair & Festival Assoc. and the Township of Langley

Event times: 6:30 - 8:00pm, right after the parade that starts at 6! HOSTED BY THE ALDERGROVE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Come out to the Extra Foods parking lot after the parade and see what’s happening on the TOL Spirit Stage. Enjoy doughnuts, hot dogs, popcorn and hot chocolate while taking in the entertainment. Local dance and music performances with a special local headliner - Her Brothers - www.herbrothers.com

For parade entry forms and more information on activities or volunteering go to www.AldergroveFestivalDays.com or contact Karen at 604-418-9507


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Christmas

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Holly Jolly Christmas Have a holly, jolly Christmas; It’s the best time of the year I don’t know if there’ll be snow but have a cup of cheer Have a holly, jolly Christmas; And when you walk down the street Say Hello to friends you know and everyone you meet

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Join us for these December delights! Holiday Programs (cont)

Swimming Swim & Gym sponsored by Westminster Savings Credit Union Sun Dec 21 WCB 2:00 - 4:00pm

All ages

Holiday Wonders (during Public Swim) Various days Dec 22-24, 26, 29-31, Jan 2 WCB & WGC 1:00 - 3:00pm

All ages

Free

Regular admission rates apply.

Holiday Programs – Register at RecExpress.ca Holiday Traditions Sat AKC

18 mos-5 yrs + parent Dec 20 10:30am - 12:00pm

ARTventures Mon-Wed WCB Story Science Mon-Wed, Fri WCB WeeVentures Mon-Wed WBY Mon-Wed, Fri WBY

1/$15.75 3-5 yrs

Dec 22-24 9:00 - 11:30am

3/$48.75 3-5 yrs

Dec 29-Jan 2 9:00 - 11:30am

4/$54

Junior Sportsmania Mon-Wed Dec 22-24 WBY 9:00am - 3:00pm Mon-Wed, Fri WBY Santa’s Li’l Helpers Various Days WGC

3/$32.50 or 1/$11

4/$43.25 or 1/$11

Dec 29-Jan 2 9:00 - 3:00pm Dec 19-23 5:00 - 9:00pm

1/$15.75

Dec 29 - Jan 2 9:00 - 3:00pm

6-12 yrs 3/$86.25 or 1/$28.75 4/$115 or 1/$28.75

Senior Sportsmania Mon-Wed Dec 22-24 WBY 9:00am - 3:00pm

WGC

3/$86.25 or 1/$28.75

6-12 yrs

Holiday Happenings Mon-Wed, Fri Dec 22-24, 29-31, Jan 2 WGC 9:00am - 3:00pm

UN-Plugged Various Days

Join us to sample a variety of programs before you sign up! Register early and try out new ways to be active, arty, fit, or adventurous! Visit tol.ca/events for information.

5-8 yrs

1/$26

Dec 29 - Jan 2 9:00 - 3:00pm

7-10 yrs

1/$28.75 9-12 yrs 3/$86.25 or 1/$28.75 4/$115 or 1/$28.75

Preteen Holiday Happenings Mon-Wed, Fri Dec 22-24, 29-31, Jan 2 WGC 9:00am - 3:00pm

Try It For Free Weeks! Dec 29, 2014 - Jan 9, 2015

1/$28.75

5-12 yrs

Holiday Happenings Mon-Wed Dec 22-24 WCB 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mon-Wed, Fri WBY

5-7 yrs

4/$115 or 1/$28.75

Sweet Treats & Holiday Traditions Saturday Dec 20 AKC 1:00 - 2:30pm

Mon-Wed, Fri WCB

3-6 yrs Dec 22-24 9:00 - 11:30am 12:00 - 2:00pm Dec 29-Jan 2 9:00 - 11:30am 12:00 - 2:00pm

Junior Holiday Happenings Various days Dec 22-24, 29-31, Jan 2 Mon-Wed, Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm

10-13 yrs

1/$28.75 13-15 yrs

Dec 22-23, 29-30, Jan 2-3 10:00am - 4:00pm

1/$33

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ALDERGROVE KINSMEN COMMUNITY CENTRE 26770 - 29 Avenue 604.856.2899

LCM

LANGLEY CENTENNIAL MUSEUM 9135 King Street 604.532.3536

WCB

W.C. BLAIR RECREATION CENTRE 22200 Fraser Highway 604.533.6170

WGC

WALNUT GROVE COMMUNITY CENTRE 8889 Walnut Grove Drive 604.882.0408

WBY

WILLOUGHBY COMMUNITY CENTRE 7888 - 200 Street 604.455.8821

WBK

WILLOWBROOK RECREATION CENTRE 20338 - 65 Avenue 604.532.3500

Recreation, Culture, and Parks General Inquiries: 604.533.6086


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NEWS & VIEWS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Recently your Co-op was honoured to have earned two very important awards from the Langley Chamber of Commerce. We were awarded both the “Community Impact Award” and the “Business of the Year Award”. These awards indicate the high esteem the Otter Co-op is held in by the local business community. Shortly after these awards were announced I was asked by a long time member, “Why did we receive these awards? “What did we do to deserve this honour”. This question made me realize we rarely make it known how much your co-op contributes in the way of charity giving and support services to the community. Each month approximately thirty local groups, clubs, schools etc. receive support for their activities. We support all 4H clubs year round and actually sponsor four Otter clubs, and have for many years. We now give ten ($1000) scholarships annually which help students to further their education. Otter Co-op has supported the school lunch program in the Langley School District for many years as well. We are now hosting a Food & Friends 55+ lunch program the second and fourth Mondays of the month. This is all in addition to our well attended summer berry socials, chicken dinners, senior dinners and Kids’ Club programs. These are only a few of the charities and activities we support, the list could go on and on. It is seldom that Otter Co-op does not contribute greatly to any good cause. Our interest in giving back to our community has been made possible due to our business success. We have had four record sales years in a row and are heading for a fifth. This is only possible and will remain possible because of our member’s loyalty to the Co-op. Next time you are out shopping I would ask you to think of who else gives as much back to their members and their community.

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Kids’ Club Easter Party SERVING OUR COMMUNITY It was another fun filled Easter Party with approximately 500 Kids’ Club Members and their families in attendance. The ever popular petting zoo put on by Langley Beef & Swine Club was a busy spot as was the horse and wagon rides by Rocking Horse Carriage from Aldergrove. Madame Butterfly created balloon art along with other face painters and entertainers. Additionally there was cupcake decorating, popcorn and many game stations with a prize at every booth. If you know someone that has not yet reached their twelfth birthday and is not a Kids’ Club Member have them come to the administration office or sign up online and join today. Benefits include a cookie on every visit to the store as well as a treat from the cashiers goodie container. All Kids’ Club events are free to attend!

Dick Mayer

Seniors Night TURKEY DINNER

Ladies’ Night AT THE OTTER CO-OP We had a fantastic turnout to our Ladies’ Night at the Otter Co-op this year! We sold 237 tickets and raised $2370 for the Relay for Life and cancer research! It was a very enjoyable evening for all. Guests enjoyed receiving goody bags, a fashion show, upbeat music, witty commentary, delicious Co-op Gold appetizers, a chance to win amazing door prizes and discounts on fashions. Oh, and don’t forget the firemen! Reviews of the evening were all so positive that we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Tuesday, November 25 was the Seniors Night Turkey Dinner. Deli/Café Manager Holly and her team hosted three sold out seating’s of Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Luiza Martens from our Feed Division led the choir and Santa even stopped by for a visit and handed out goody bags. A great time was had by all!

Christmas Parade DOWNTOWN LANGLEY On Saturday December 6 Cooper (Casey Reid) and handler (Jade Reid) participated in the Langley Christmas Parade.

You asked and we listened!

Business Excellence Awards

NEW LAYER FEED

OTTER CO-OP WINS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

You asked and we listened!! The first of our Nature's Blend line of feeds, available just in time for holidays. A scientifically formulated blend of premium Canadian grains providing maximum nutrition without adding any GMO Corn, Soy Meal or Canola Meal. This diet is fortified with additional vitamins and minerals for excellent shell quality. High energy levels for maximum production and egg size. For further information contact our feed division manager or our nutritionist.

Otter Co-op’s General Manager Jack Nicholson was very proud to have accepted the Large Business of the Year Award and the Community Impact Award on behalf of Otter Co-op. These awards were presented at the recent Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Excellence Awards Gala.

The Co-op is our members and its our members who make it what it is. Please continue to support the Co-op and ask your friends to join and support our various enterprises. In that way we will always be able to be community minded and supportive to community organizations.

OTTER CO-OP B OARD PRESIDENT

GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE

Congratulations OTTER CO-OP GAME DAY GIVEAWAY

Pi Pictured d here h (l. (l to r.)) Otter O Co-op C General G l Manager M Jack J k Nicholson, Ni h l Practicum P i Student S d Devan Christian, Otter Co-op Board President Dick Mayer and Langley Hospice Society Adult Bereavement Coordinator Shivani Kaushik. Your donations from the Raspberry Social amounted to $902 and we were very pleased to be able to donate them to the Langley Hospice Society.

We recently ran a Cadbury Chocolate Bar Contest Exclusive to Otter Co-op Food and Convenience Stores. For every Cadbury Family Size Bar (100g) purchased you received an entry to win one of two 60” Televisions! The two lucky winners were Melissa Polywkan and Don Bennett. Congratulations to both of our winners and thank you to everyone for your participation. Don Bennett shared with us that he would be giving his television to his brother who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Pictured here (l. to r.) Don Bennett and Assistant Grocery Manager Samantha Phillips.

Pictured here (l. to r.) Otter Co-op Marketing Coordinator Kelsey Vurdela & middle Melissa Polywkan & family.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, this year has flown by much too quickly at Otter! It was a challenging and exciting year, with the opening of two new gas bar and convenience store locations in Abbotsford, and the opening of our gas bar, convenience store, cardlock, bulk plant and offices in Chilliwack just this month. We are part way through our fiscal year, as our year end is not until the end of February. After week 38, our sales are at $138.6 million; which is $8.9 million ahead of last year at the same time, or an increase of 6.8%. We are well on our way to a fifth year of consecutive record sales, something we can all be proud of in this economy. Much of our growth is in new store sales, and our membership continues to grow throughout the Lower Mainland. We have also had success in growing our feed operation sales located in Armstrong, a location that we purchased last year. Several exciting items to share with you include Otter Co-op receiving the Langley Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award, and the Large Business of the Year Award. These were achieved through the hard work and dedication of our entire team, which also includes you, our loyal shoppers. Every time you make a purchase at Otter, you are growing our sales and bottom line results, which in turn assists us in serving the needs of the communities in which we operate. Otter Co-op is very proud of the donations and sponsorships we are able to provide to the community, which are all a direct result of the continued success that we have all played a part in making. As well, Otter Co-op made the top 100 Businesses in BC in 2014, and recently moved to #67 on the list of Top 100 Most Profitable Businesses in BC. Some of our plans for 2015 include a significant upgrade of the Retail Centre on 248th and Fraser Highway, continued plans with upgrading our cardlock facility on 248th, and we continue to work towards building a new gas bar and convenience store on Highway 11 between Mission and Abbotsford. I am extremely proud of the team we have here at Otter, from the Board of Directors to our employee group, and you the members. We have had several of our team successfully complete manager training programs this past year, and it is great to see the many opportunities that are available to those looking for a career in retail, and being able to offer it through the Co-op. I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of our hard working team that continue to embrace change at Otter, and continue us on our path of growth and increased services to our members. These ever changing economic and competitive times can be challenging, and our team is always ready and willing to step up and take on new opportunities to benefit our member/owners. Your Co-op Board and employees continue to work diligently on keeping Otter the growing, diverse, and profitable business it needs to be for our members, and we look forward to serving you well into the future. On behalf of everyone here at the Co-op, all the best to you and your family, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for the New Year.

Jack Nicholson OTTER CO-OP GENERAL MANAGER


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MON-SUN 8AM-8PM; HOLIDAYS 9AM-6PM

Administration Hours MON-SAT 8AM-6PM; CLOSED SUNDAYS

Post Office Hours MON-SAT 8AM-5:30PM; CLOSED SUNDAYS

Pharmacy Hours

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MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-7PM | SATURDAY 9AM-5PM SUNDAYS 11AM-5PM | HOLIDAYS CLOSED

604.856.2517 3650 248th St., Aldergrove

MON-FRI 9AM-7PM; SAT 9AM-5PM SUN 11AM-5PM

SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

3650 248 TH STREET, ALDERGROVE 604.607.6934

RETAIL CENTRE

MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-6PM | SATURDAY 9AM-5PM SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS CLOSED

FEED STORE / PETROLEUM 3650 248 Street, Aldergrove FEED STORE: 604.856.2517 PETROLEUM: 604.607.6912 MON-SAT 8AM-5:30PM SUN 9AM-5PM; HOLIDAYS CLOSED

DECEMBER - FEBRUARY

44046 Progress Way, Chilliwack 604.793.8400

Breakfast with Santa December 13 (2 sittings 8:30 – 10:00 am) 3 Day Scratch Sale Hardware and Family Fashions Scratch 10-50% December 12-13-14 Boxing Week Clearance Sale December 20 until December 31 – Christmas Decorations, Boxed Cards, Wrap & Christmas Gift Ware 50% off Regular Price, Toys Clearance 25% Off Regular Price Kids’ Club Skating Party Sunday December 21 9:45-11:45 Twin Rinks in Langley (Free tickets now available at the Administration Office) BOGO Sale Friday January 30 & Saturday January 31 3 Day Scratch Sale Hardware & Family Fashions Scratch 10-50% February 19-21

GAS BARS 248 Street Gas Bar 604.856.7011 24795 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove MON-FRI 5AM - 11PM WEEKENDS & STAT HOLIDAYS 6AM-11PM

Gloucester Gas Bar & Tim Hortons 604.856.6676 26474 56th Ave., Aldergrove

7 DAYS A WEEK & HOLIDAYS 5AM-11PM

Blue Jay Gas Bar & Tim Hortons 604.850.7330 2935 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford MONDAY – SUNDAY 5AM – 11PM

Ross Road Gas Bar

MONDAY – FRIDAY 5AM – 11PM WEEKENDS & STAT HOLIDAYS 6AM – 11PM

Chilliwack Gas Bar 604.793.8400 44046 Progress Way, Chilliwack

MONDAY – FRIDAY 5AM – 11PM WEEKENDS & STAT HOLIDAYS 6AM – 11PM

Holiday Hours HOLIDAY HOURS

Wed Dec 24

Thurs Dec 25

Fri Dec 26

Wed Dec 31

Thurs Jan 1

Retail Centre

8am-5pm

CLOSED

9am-6pm

8am-5pm

9am-6pm

Administration

8am-4pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

8am-4pm

CLOSED

Post Office

8am-3pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

8am-3:30pm

CLOSED

Pharmacy

9am-4pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9am-4pm

CLOSED

Feed Dept.

8am-4pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

8am-4pm

CLOSED

Pitt Meadows

9am-4pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9am-4pm

CLOSED

Petroleum

8am-4pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

8am-4pm

CLOSED

GAS BARS

Wed Dec 24

Thurs Dec 25

Fri Dec 26

Wed Dec 31

Thurs Jan 1

248th Street

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

6am-11pm

5am-11pm

9am-11pm

Mt. Lehman Gas Bar 604.557.0010 30419 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford MON-FRI 5AM-11PM WEEKENDS & STAT HOLIDAYS 6AM – 11PM

Ladner Gas Bar 604.940.1322 6420 Ladner Trunk Rd., Ladner MON-FRI 5AM-11PM SAT-SUN & HOLIDAYS 6AM-11PM

Fraser Heights Gas Bar 604.582.2517 16788 104 Ave., Surrey MON-FRI 5AM-11PM SAT-SUN & HOLIDAYS 6AM-11PM

Hatzic Gas Bar 604.826.6421 34981 Lougheed Highway, Mission

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

5am-11pm

5am-11pm

8am-11pm

Ross Road

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

6am-11pm

5am-11pm

9am-11pm

MON-FRI 5AM-11PM SAT-SUN & HOLIDAYS 6AM-11PM

Fraser Heights

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

6am-11pm

5am-11pm

9am-11pm

PITT MEADOWS CO-OP CENTRE

Ladner

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

6am-11pm

5am-11pm

9am-11pm

Hatzic

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

6am-11pm

5am-11pm

9am-11pm

Blue Jay

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

5am-11pm

5am-11pm

8am-11pm

Mt. Lehman

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

6am-11pm

5am-11pm

9am-11pm

Chilliwack

5am-8pm

9am-5pm

6am-11pm

5am-11pm

9am-11pm

ABBOTSFORD / Glen Mountain

Wed Dec 24

Thurs Dec 25

Fri Dec 26

Wed Dec 31

Thurs Jan 1

Produce

8am-5pm

CLOSED

10am-6pm

8am-8pm

10am-6pm

Pharmacy

9am-4pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9am-4pm

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Call 604.856.2517 FULL TIME POSITIONS: Senior Hardware Clerk – must have Hardware experience

PART TIME POSITIONS: • Part Time Grocery Clerk • Part Time Feed Store/Warehouse Clerk, Pitt Meadows • Part Time Administration Clerk – must have bookkeeping experience

OTTER CO-OP BOARD MEMBERS: Dick Mayer................................................................ PRESIDENT Larry Jantzen .................................. 1ST VICE PRESIDENT Susan Dodd.............................................................................SECRETARY Dorothy Anderson..........................PAST PRESIDENT Martin Power • Kent Strobel • Frank Hauzer Maria Pucek • Angie McDougall

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MON-FRI 9AM-5:30PM; SAT 9AM-5PM; SUN 10AM-4PM; HOLIDAYS CLOSED

GLEN MOUNTAIN PRODUCE 604.851.9636 2618 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford

MON-SAT 9AM-8PM; SUN 10AM-6PM

GLEN MOUNTAIN PHARMACY 604.851.9654 2596 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford

MON-SAT. 9AM – 8:00PM; SUN 10AM – 6:00PM

Administration 604.856.2517 | Petroleum 604.607.6912 Feed 604.607.6901 | Hardware 604.607.6909 Bakery 604.607.6920 | Café/Deli 604.607.6921 Produce 604.607.6919 | Meat 604.607.6918 Grocery 604.607.6936 | Pharmacy 604.607.6934


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SPORTS

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Win streak puts Kodiaks in race for top By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove Kodiaks carved out a big 4-1 win over the Abbotsford Pilots on Dec. 5 at MSA Arena. The win, the Kodiaks’ fifth in a row, puts the Kodiaks firmly in the race for top spot in the Harold Brittain conference, with 28 points after 25 games (11-8-2-4). The Kodiaks are second only to the Langley Knights, who have 30 points after 26 games, and ahead of the Pilots who have 28 points after 26 games. The Pilots outshot the Kodiaks

BOB HUNT PHOTO

Aldergrove Kodiaks Jordan Funk takes a shot at the Port Moody Panthers’ net Dec. 3 at Aldergrove Arena, a 6-4 win for the Kodiaks.

27-25 that night, but Kodiaks keeper Ben Giesbrecht successfully turned away all but one shot by Pilots’ Tyler Fraser midway through the second period. Aldergrove was up 1-0 at the start of the second period, with scoring by Cameron Davitt, assisted by captain Aaron Markin. Markin scored in the second period on a power play, assisted by Brandon Dolby and new signing Eric Wieking. The Kodiaks scored two more in the third for the 4-1 victory. Kodiaks Quinncy Leroux scored first, assisted by Joshua Poitras and Markin, and Spencer McHaffie finished with an empty-netter in the dying minute, assisted by Wieking. Markin’s three-point night gave him the game’s first star, while Wieking’s two points gave him the second star. Wieking, 19, played the previous two seasons for the Pilots and has already proven his worth as a defender for the Kodiaks. KODIAKS DOWN PANTHERS The Kodiaks defeated the Port Moody Panthers 6-4 Dec. 3 at Aldergrove Arena. It was the fourth consecutive win for the Kodiaks. The Kodiaks were up 2-0 at the start of the second period with a pair of goals by Quinncy Leroux and Eric Callegari. Assists came from captain Aaron Markin and Brandon Dolby, and Jordan Funk and Cameron Davitt, respectively.

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Aldergrove Kodiaks captain Aaron Markin takes advantage of the scramble in front of the Port Moody Panthers’ net to score in the second period Dec. 3 at Aldergrove Arena. The Panthers scored early in the second but another pair from the Kodiaks put them up 4-1 at the start of the third. Scorers were Markin and Davitt (on a power play), with assists from Dolby and Leroux, and Wyatt Versluis and Joshua Poitras, respectively. Kodiak Spencer McHaffie led off the third period scoring at 1:13, assisted by his twin brother Scott and Elvis Jansons, but the Panthers rallied with three goals to tighten the race to

the finish. However, Kodiaks’ Jacob Cronin, assisted by Dryden Wust and Nolan Wallinger, scored their sixth goal to end the game at 6-4. Kodiaks’ keeper Griffin Baillie turned away 15 of the Panthers’ 19 shots on net, while the Kodiaks more than doubled the shots on net with 42 that night. First and second stars were Kodiaks’ Markin and Davitt. The Kodiaks host the Knights on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7:15 p.m.

Games set for the remainder of the month leading up to Christmas break are: Dec. 13 away at Panthers; Dec. 17 at home versus North Vancouver Wolf Pack; Dec. 18 away at Knights; and Dec, 23 away at Delta Ice Hawks. The Kodiaks then host the Flames on Monday, Dec. 29 at Aldergrove Arena, puck drop at 7:15 p.m. The regular season wraps up in the middle of February, with playoffs to follow.

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Youths recruited for Steve Nash ‘hoops’ By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

An Aldergrove father is recruiting youths for an Aldergrove-based Steve Nash Youth Basketball club. Andy Maganga is the league coordinator for the new program, which will be based at Aldergrove’s Betty Gilbert Middle School. It will be a coed program to run ten weeks, with a focus on skill development and equal play time for all members. Maganga, who coached Friday Night Basketball in Abbotsford when his kids were small, says the main goal is to inspire more youngsters to pursue the game when they enter high school in Aldergrove. “The Steve Nash program is aimed at grades 3 to 9, and we hope to have enough kids register for teams of eight to 10 players in grades 5, 6 and 7 this year,” said Maganga. The Steve Nash program is being offered in Langley at the Langley Events Centre, but as Maganga observes, “Travelling to Langley or Abbotsford can be a pain for Aldergrove kids.” This is why Maganga is bringing the program to Aldergrove, where he has enlisted the support

of the local schools. The middle school is providing use of their gym and the high school next door has also offered their gym, if required. The fledgling club is holding a registration drive on Monday, Dec. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Betty Gilbert school gym. Parents can also call or text Andy Maganga at 604-866-2459 or email mmaganga@shaw.ca or see website at http:// www.basketball.bc.ca/ snyb-home/. Maganga is also hoping parents and high school students will step forward to assist with the coaching. “We need two volunteers for each team, a coach and assistant, and I have two coaches lined up. Four more would be a good start,” said Maganga. The program would start at the end of January and run every Monday and Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 10 weeks. Cost is $115. There are perks with the program as each participant receives a reversible Steve Nash Youth Basketball jersey and wristband. Membership also includes discounts on games, apparel, travel and more, as well as discounted registration to Basketball BC events and tournaments.

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Clockwise from top left: DW Poppy Redhawks’ Jenna Richmond makes a basket during a tournament game against Kwantlen Park on Saturday; DW Poppy Redhawks’ Trevor Ellingsen jumps for the ball during a tournament game against RE Mountain on Saturday; DW Poppy Redhawks’ Kasey McDougall controls the ball during a tournament game against RE Mountain on Saturday; and DW Poppy Redhawks’ Janice Hua is down but not giving up the ball during a tournament game against Kwantlen Park on Saturday. All games were held at DW Poppy Secondary School.

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Violet Cejalvo was seven years old when her parents told her to go and get her bike because they were going to a special place. The place turned out to be a BMX track. Unsure of what she was getting into, she gave it a shot. “It was really hard because I didn’t have a proper bike,” she explained. “I just had a mountain bike.” But after that first experience, she was hooked. “It was a really cool sport that not many people do, so I wanted to get involved.” Now competing on a proper bike, the 12-year-old is making a name for herself. The seasoned competitor took top spot in her class last month in Chilliwack at the BMX Canadian grand nationals. With just 40 points on the season separating the top three racers, Cejalvo needed a victory in the final

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Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Subaru were all double winners and, as usual, there were a few surprises. You can look at the voting and scoring details plus all the collected data on performance (acceleration, braking, fuel economy, etc.) on the AJAC web site (ajac.ca). You can also look back on previous winners going all the way back to 1985, when the Volkswagen Golf (an omen perhaps?) was a winner. A few weeks ago, I made some winner predictions for the seven categories that I managed to drive all entries, while at Testfest. Three proved to be right on the mark, two were runner-ups, but sadly, my Toyota Camry Hybrid and Chevrolet Tahoe choices were completely off target. The Acura RLX Hybrid was my most disappointing non-winner, as I also considered it a good candidate for overall Canadian Car of the Year. The RLX is an amazing sophisticated automobile that could yet win a new technology award. There were just two entries in all-electric City Car category and the Kia Soul EV was a clear winner. I’ve heard both small car victors Honda Fit and VW Golf talked about as the potential overall winner. The double wins for Subaru and Hyundai were a bit of a surprise (to some) but it was certainly nice to see Porsche recognised for two outstanding products. While I didn’t expect the Volvo V60 Polestar to eclipse Ford Mustang GT, it was certainly good to see Volvo, a company with a great history that was teetered on the brink of extinction, back in the winner’s circle. All voting for Canadian Car of the Year is done by secret ballot and the esteemed accounting firm KPMG tabulated the results.

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“We do up to 30 launches a year and some manufacturers want people to drive up to 400 kilometres. I always say we are either driving or shooting but we’re not doing both so most manufacturers are happy to let us do our own thing.”

Now it’s back to Vancouver to edit a three- to seven-minute segment for the show. Zack explains the program’s mandate: “Like the Driveway section in print, we are not producing a show for gearheads but for normal people, who just want to know what’s available, for how much, what the safety features are and how fuel efficient a car is.”

Just 15 minutes later, Zack is up Whistler Mountain, doing a standup shot talking knowledgeably to the camera about the NX. Yes, he really was taking notes while many of the rest of us were nodding or slurping the coffee at the Four Seasons Resort. A steep mountain road outside Pemberton was the perfect spot to show off the car in a beautiful location. Well, it was in the breaks between heavy logging trucks passing by. The next couple of hours were spent driving up and down the road to capture in car commentary from Zack.

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These category winners were chosen by 73 Canadian automotive journalists following a recently completed hands-on, five-day, back-to-back evaluation drive event, known as “TestFest”, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The testing is both detailed and a challenging process that generated 1,640 Bob McHugh evaluation drives, approximately 106,405 data points and 500 category ballots. “TestFest is the most intensive new vehicle evaluation process on the planet,” said CCOTY Co-Chair, Gary Grant.  “No other organization employs such stringent testing methods to determine their car of year award winners. Data driven and Canadian expertise:  that’s what makes an AJAC winner”. The 2015 Canadian Car of the Year “Best New” award winners are: City Car: Kia Soul EV

Pickup: Ford F-150 Within this group of “Best New” category winners is the eventual 2015 Canadian Car of the Year and 2015 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year and these announcements will be made at the Canadian International Auto Show, in Toronto , on February 12, 2015. In addition, AJAC will also present 2015 awards for Best New Technology (January 15 / Montreal Auto Show) and Canadian Green Car of the Year (March 24 / Vancouver Auto Show).

“When we first started (12 years ago) we had to shoot with large TV cameras from the roadside for externals or stuff a camera into the dash to get my remarks while driving,” explains Zack. But new technology has changed all that. Brian shoots with what looks like a regular digital still camera. “The old TV cameras would cost about $100,000 but you can now get great DSLR cameras, designed for video, for around $10,000.” Then there are the tiny $500+ GoPro video cameras that attach anywhere inside or outside, which Brian controls from an app on his iPhone from the passenger seat! Gone are the days of $1,000 an hour helicopter shoots when

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The show featuring the NX goes to air this Saturday on Global TV across Canada. Check your local listings for times. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca What Zack says about the 2015 Lexus NX Where has the modern station wagon gone? – Nowhere, it’s just called something else—a crossover or small SUV. The edgy design of the NX will turns heads and garner attention but I have come to realize two things about the car business. When a design is rather edgy, it can date quickly. The second is that the initial “bam, look at me” wears off. The exterior might be an acquired taste but the inside is a refined and practical place to spend time. Powering around the mountain resort I got my first shot at the all-new 2.0L direct inject turbocharged 4-cylinder that Lexus will use in a number of its vehicles. With 235hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque this new power plant does a good job once the NX 200t is in motion, it is getting away from a stop that could use a bit more snap. AWD is standard across the lineup but the system is designed to run in front wheel drive as much as possible to help save fuel. As the small SUV market continues to grow and this new NX certainly is one of the most eye-catching to come along in a while. NX 200t from $40,950, fuel economy - 10.6/8.4 L/100 km (city/hwy) NX 220h (hybrid) from $58,850, fuel economy - 7.1/7.7 L/100 km (city/hwy) zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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Req. F/T for a BC Greenhouse Builders (not a nursery). Established in 1951, a manufacturing company in Port Kells. Hours Mon.-Fri. 7:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

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SunSelect Produce Limited Partnership operation is looking for steady, hardworking, energetic individuals that are able to do plant care, harvesting, sorting grading & packaging and general cleanup and workday preparations. The positions advertised are full time permanent positions for all seasons. Job Location: 349 - 264th St Aldergrove BC V4W 2K1 Wage $10.49/hr plus AD&D benefits. Positions available immediately. English language not required. To apply submit resume: sunselectproducejobs @gmail.com or by fax to 604-607-7656

LABOURERS NEEDED Serious Applicants Only To unload 5 - 50 lb. pieces of product off trucks to re-palletize onto skids for receiving in warehouses. Hand-bombing – no machinery used. Nightshift and weekend work. Mandatory – Must have reliable transportation to & from work, steel toed footwear.

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Marketing Sales The Abbotsford News and Mission Record, two of Canada’s leading community newspapers, have openings for a Sales Consultant. This is a career opportunity for a results-driven individual. Candidates will possess the ability to increase sales to existing clients while successfully prospecting new business in two of the Fraser Valley’s fastest growing markets. The ideal candidate has a positive attitude, a persuasive manner (previous sales experience preferred, but not essential), is highly motivated with strong organizational and communication skills. Training is provided. Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and innovation. The News and Mission Record combines a salary/benefits package designed to attract and retain outstanding staff. Please send your application in confidence to: Don Barbeau Advertising Manager 34375 Gladys Avenue Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 e-mail: donb@abbynews.com Closing Date: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 The interest of all applicants is appreciated, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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ABBOTSFORD; 1 Bdrm, $700 incl utils, newer appl, W/D. Close to Aldergrove Safeway, Roundhouse Dr. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-625-3625

RUBBISH REMOVAL TRANSPORTATION ALDERGROVE: 3215- 266A St. 3 Bdrm bsmt entry home. Owner Motivated to sell, $379,900. 778-878-1586 / 604-319-0762

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The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time junior 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 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.

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PETS

2 TINY female hand raised puppies, Yorkie-X. Asking $800. 604-820-8263 or 604-300-3519. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at:

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REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RESORT VILLAGE of Candle Lake, SK. Newly Renovated Restaurant on a .47 Acre Lot 2nd Floor residential, 3 bedrooms. Sale incl: Land, Building, Equipment, Business. 306-929-4999.

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2 bedroom rancher on a double lot with lane way access and workshop /suite in back in Huntington Village. 1056 sq ft and neat and clean on a concrete foundation with a crawl space all appliances included and upgraded windows and newer roof. This home is nice and warm have a look if you are looking for affordable.

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All in one location and below replacement cost seller wants sold today so here is your opportunity. 2000 sq on the main floor 2 bedroom suite upstairs and secure paved parking in the rear of building. You’ve driven past it now it’s time to own it. Right across the road from Aldergrove Credit Union. Quick possession possible need an investment or????

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Fully finished up and down and mint inside with nothing to do but move in. Great neighborhood in a great location with 9’ ceilings with crown moldings on the main floor and an insulated floor to a fully finished bsmt with its own access and extra parking  out front. Very nice open plan here with family room and kitchen and eating area all open with the gas fireplace  this is a must see and yes you can be in before Christmas if you hurry.

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Aldergrove Star, December 11, 2014  

December 11, 2014 edition of the Aldergrove Star

Aldergrove Star, December 11, 2014  

December 11, 2014 edition of the Aldergrove Star