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The sky above Langley was covered with a yellow-grey cloud of smoke starting Sunday night, as wildfires burning across B.C. blotted out the sun. Metro Vancouver issued an Air Quality Advisory for the region because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, starting Sunday. On Monday, the smoke left the sun as a yellowish-orange ball in the sky for much of the day, and local air quality was well outside normal levels. Metro Vancouver warned that people with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce exposure. Fraser Health recommends seeking medical attention if people experience difficulty breathing or wheezing. People most at risk are those with heart or lung conditions, the elderly, and infants. “We have seen an increase in respiratory issues coming into emergency departments across the region,” said Tasleem Juma, a Fraser Health spokesperson. However, it can’t be said definitively if that’s linked to the smoke hanging in the air,


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On Monday night, the sun shone through a haze of smoke above Telegraph Trail east of Walnut Grove. Larger particles, PM 10, were Juma said. at 75.8 micrograms Monday, Real time air quality readings can be found at up from less than 15 a day previously. They also dropped, to and 24.3, by Tuesday morning. According to, on Fine particulate matter, PM Monday, fine particulate matter, 2.5, easily penetrate indoors known as PM 2.5, was at 68.4 because of micrograms per cubic A DRYING SHAME their small size, accordmetre, up B.C. is dry and the haze from ing to Metro from less than Vancouver. 10 on Sunday, various fires around the province has socked in communFraser July 5. ities like Langley. Health However, and Metro levels dropped See page A6 for details of the sharply by water shortages and stage two Vancouver both recomTuesday morrestrictions. mend staying ning, as the cool and haze of smoke drinking of water, managing thinned out. By 9:30 a.m., the conditions such as asthma or PM 2.5 reading in Langley was COPD. down to 11.7, barely above the For those with medical typical levels seen over the last conditions, staying in a cool, week. TARA CARMAN Special to the Langley Advance

Cooking grease and wet wipes in the sewer system cost Metro Vancouver and its municipalities like Langley about $2.25 million a year. Grease is by far the more expensive problem, costing about $2 million a year, said Jeff Gogol, an environmental regulatory planner with

Metro Vancouver’s liquid waste services division. “It’s like a clogged artery. It binds to the walls of the pipe, so that it gets smaller and smaller, and you can’t get as much sewage through. What we’re worried about is that it can back up into people’s homes, which is not nice, or it can overflow out of manholes or into parks.” Metro Vancouver will launch an awareness campaign in

air-conditioned environment and reducing indoor sources of pollution such as smoking and vacuuming was recommended. Using HEPA air filters could also help. For those without their own filters or air conditioning, going to an air conditioned building was recommended. B.C. ablaze The dry weather also means that there have been plenty of fires in Langley, particularly in the more rural Township. “We’ve been really busy to say the least,” said assistant fire chief Pat Walker. From June 1 to July 7, the department responded to 722 calls. Of those, 91 were brush fires, including two Tuesday morning. Just eight were fires in homes or other buildings.

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Mayors meet in wake of No vote Funds to fight abuse Langley and Metro Vancouver voted no on the TransLink tax.

without provincial intervention. Froese said the governance has to change at TransLink. The system is too complicated, with the Mayors’ Council, a board, and management, Froese said. MATTHEW CLAXTON Last week, Metro Vancouver voters rejected the proposed Langley’s mayors will be 0.5 per cent sales tax increase meeting with Surrey Mayor to fund expanded TransLink Linda Hepner to talk about bus and rail service. Voters what happens next in the were 61.68 per cent opposed to wake of the No vote on the 38.32 per cent in favour. TransLink plebiscite. In Langley, the results were City Mayor Ted Schaffer even more opposed, with City said the meeting will be to get residents voting 72.29 per an update on what Surrey is cent opposed and Township thinking in the residents 74.97 per wake of the cent opposed. We really are vote. The projects Surrey officials at a loss to find proposed by the have talked Mayors’ another funding TransLink about moving Council would source. forward with have included a some transit new light rail link Jack Froese projects even if connecting from the referendum the existing Surrey failed. SkyTrain network down Fraser “If we work together, maybe Highway to Langley City. there is another opportunity of More B-line style buses, with some kind,” Schaffer said. high frequencies, would have Township Mayor Jack Froese been added to Langley and said that no one really knows Surrey. Increased bus service what’s going to happen in in general to Brookswood and the wake of the rejected sales Willoughby was planned. tax increase. The tax increase The plan also called for a would have raised about $250 subway along Vancouver’s million annually. Broadway corridor. “We really are at a loss to The Greater Langley find another funding source Chamber of Commerce was that’s acceptable,” said Froese. the only board of trade in the Most mayors have ruled out Lower Mainland to oppose the property tax hikes, the only plan. There were fears that the method they can impose easily tax increase would drive local

residents to shop in Abbotsford or the United States, and that there wasn’t enough in the plan for Langley, said chamber president Scott Johnston. “It’s a pretty definitive result,” said Johnston. The chamber took quite a bit of “abuse” in recent months, Johnston said. But they were hearing fears from small business owners about business bleeding away while there was little or nothing in the plan for most areas of Langley, he said. It would have been more than a decade before the light rail line reached Langley, he said. “Even those on the No side like myself agree we need more transportation services,” Johnston said. This was just the wrong funding model, and a better one is needed, he said. The chamber has suggested road pricing, which could mean spreading out tolls among all the bridges and tunnels in the Metro Vancouver area, rather than just having tolls on new bridges. Local mayors have also suggested road pricing as an alternative in the past. Groups of transit users like the HandyDART Riders Alliance were upset at the failure of the vote. Increasing HandyDART service was part of the planned spending with the new funds; TransLink has frozen HandyDART increases for six years, resulting in more and more disabled riders being unable to access the point-topoint service.

Provincial money will be spent to prevent physical and financial abuse of seniors. MATTHEW CLAXTON

The provincial government is putting $2.6 million into elder abuse prevention, with the efforts headed up by a Langley woman. On June18, Daryl Plecas, parliamentary secretary for seniors, announced the funding for the B.C. Association of Community Response Networks (BCCRN). The group works with numerous local agencies to help prevent elder abuse and educate the public. “It’s a huge amount of money, but it’s a huge province,” said Sherry Baker, executive director of BCCRN. Baker is also a member of Langley Township’s Seniors Advisory Committee. The association works with everyone from police to Fraser Health, she said. Their mandate is to try to intervene before there is abuse or neglect, and to work on education to stop it from happening at all. According to Plecas, an estimated four to 10 per cent of all seniors could experience neglect or abuse, whether physical, emotional, financial, or sexual. Elder abuse is significantly under-reported, noted Plecas. Leanne Lange, an elder abuse specialist with Fraser Health, said that getting people to talk about elder abuse can be difficult. “It’s uncomfortable and it can be upsetting,” she said.

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Langley’s Sherry Baker gave MLA Darryl Plecas a shirt marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day after he announced $2.6 million in funding for elder abuse prevention and education. She recalled a recent case in which her office got a call about an elderly man who had been dropped off by his family at a small trailer, apparently to live by himself. When Fraser Health workers arrived, they found he had no phone, medicine, or money. He had difficulty getting out of the trailer, but the only toilet was an outhouse. Because he had health problems, he was taken to a hospital, and after he was given medical and social support there, he was transitioned into an assisted living facility. The announcement came following World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Plecas noted that there are approximately 750,000 seniors in B.C., and that number is expected to double in the next 20 years. While most live independently, the goal of funding like this is to end elder abuse.

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Wartime heroics honoured A resident of Langley Lodge was feted at a June 30 gathering. HEATHER COLPITTS

Muir Adair spent June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach, fighting to survive during the D-Day invasion. The invasion turned the Second World War in the Allied favour but took a heavy toll of killed and injured. A member of a special Allied military unit for water assaults, Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Adair landed on Omaha Beach, Matteo Bertrand, four, shows the certificate presented to his great attached to the first American grandfather Muir Adair at a special ceremony June 30. Ranger assault troops. They landed during low “He’s a humble man who “You just do what you have tide and the landing vehicles to do,” was Adair’s response at did extraordinary things,” said became stuck on sand bars in Township Mayor Jack Froese. the event. deep sand and mud. After getting off the beach, He noted he was one of the Adair swam to shore under Adair and his unit made their many young men fire and found way through barbed wire to who went overhimself surthe bluffs, clearing trenches seas during the rounded on land as they went. They regrouped war and simply by many casualthe next day and had a mobile got on with the ties. Of the 64 in base set up by June 8. job. his complement, Adair had joined the Royal During the 47 were killed or Air Force in 1941 and was bombardment of wounded. assigned to the radar section. Omaha Beach, he Adair’s feats He built and maintained radar found a mother during wartime installations throughout the and her two chilearned him United Kingdom. dren in a trench. France’s admirIn 1943 he joined a specialHe shared some ation and the ized unit for water assaults. of his chocolate highest honour it Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance After D-Day, he spent July ration and found can bestow. The Muir Adair, a resident to September 1944 pushing someone in his nation recently of Langley Lodge, toward Paris and entered the unit who spoke awarded him the received the French City two days before Paris fell French to watch Legion of Honour Légion d’honneur, that to the Germans. He escaped over them. (Légion d’honnation’s highest honour, through the sewers with the Langley, at the neur). At a special this spring for his efforts help of the French Resistance. City, Township presentation June during the Second World and federal levels, Adair has earned the Croix 30 at Langley War. de Guerre, the Defense of also honoured Lodge, where he Britain Star, the Liberation of Adair at the spelives, MP Mark France, and other medals. cial ceremony. Warawa presented accolades.

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Several men with high-profile murder convictions have posted profiles on a Canadian inmate pen-pal website, including a Langley man. The Province compiled a list of inmates who committed homicides or homicide-related crimes in B.C. and

have profiles on Canadian Inmates Connect, a site established by an Ontario woman in January 2012 to “help isolated inmates reconnect to the outside world and work toward a better life.” One of those is Davey Mato Butorac, from Aldergrove who is convicted of second-degree murder. From his profile: “I am very creative and I like music, drawing and lifting weights. I like to stay in

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Hundreds of monarch butterflies took flight to support two local organizations. TROY LANDREVILLE

Three-hundred Monarch butterflies took flight for the first time Saturday afternoon, fluttering into the clear blue sky in honour of loved ones lost, and residents in the twilight of their lives. Krause Berry Farms hosted its annual butterfly release in support of the Langley Care Foundation, which enriches the lives of the elderly served by the Langley Lodge, and the Langley Hospice Society, which provides palliative and bereavement care and support to individuals and families. People bought the butterflies for releasing for $20 each, with proceeds benefiting both organizations. Unlike last year’s release, when it rained off and on and the temperature hovered around the 18ºC mark, Saturday’s hot sun made it a challenge for the beautiful bugs, which are sensitive to heat.

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Hope Booth watched a butterfly leave her hands Saturday afternoon at Krause Berry Farms. It took a while for some of them to get their wings flapping in 30ºC temperatures before they finally went airborne. “The idea is, you’re thinking with your heart; you remember your mom,

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your dad, someone who has passed away,” said Pat Matiowski, director of fundraising with Langley Lodge. The butterfly release was previously held at Langley Lodge but it has “outgrown itself,” Matiowski said. “We don’t have enough space to accommodate everyone who is interested. It just made a lot of sense to come out to a beautiful rural area like this and partner up with the hospice society.” The butterflies symbolize the cycle of life, noted Langley Hospice Society communications and funds development manager Shannon Todd Booth. “Both organizations are working with people in different ages and phases,” Todd Booth said. “With hospice, people often think that it’s about death but it’s really about life – it’s about living and having choice until the very end of life.” In addition to the butterflies in flight, there was lots happening at Krause Berry Farms, including entertainment by local BC Country Music Association artist Trevor Murray, as well as children’s crafts, face painting and u-pick in the berry fields. The butterflies were supplied by Flutterbuys, a Langley company that sells butterflies for special occasions such as weddings, and butterfly larvae kits for daycares and schools.

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passed first and second reading of a rezoning to allow A Poet’s Wynd Developments to build two six-storey and two five-storey condos, with at least 286 apartments, plus 138 townhouse units. If approved, the project will be built on the southeast corner of 208th Street and 80th Avenue. “It seems to be consistent with what’s happening in Willoughby,” said Mayor Jack Froese. Although a rezoning is need-

ed to get six storey buildings, the neighbourhood plan allows up to 12, noted Froese. Councillor Kim Richter was opposed, citing density and lack of parking, issues that have come up repeatedly in Willoughby. “I don’t even think we should send it to public hearing,” Richter said. A public hearing is currently scheduled for Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in the Township Civic Facility.



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Attack, but based on the facts


Jokes in danger of turning up heat


ronically, dry wit tends to go nicely with our usual climate, which has a tendency to rain down upon us nearly every part of the year. It has often been said, for instance, that the rainy season out here begins and ends in August – it begins in the end of August and ends in the beginning of August. In the winter, our weather often prompts one wag or another to quip, “Well, at least you don’t have to shovel it!” Of course, there’s always a David Duchovny type out there whose sense of humour falls short of our climate, but for the most part, we laugh it off and admit that, despite the rain, we are lucky to inhabit a pretty darned nice piece of the world. And then we get a summer like this one, and the irony gets so thick that it leaves a metallic taste in your mouth. As much as we love to hate the rain, we despise any heat that dares to sneak into the 30s, much less stride boldly through them. For some reason, it’s harder to coax a chuckle in the heat than it is in the wet. Sometimes the weather is just plain nothing to laugh about. Indeed, in the heat of the moment, a miscue on what shall be deemed funny and what shan’t could land you in serious trouble. Years ago, in the days when 27 degrees of Celsius used to be an

moments. unusually hot July day in We pulled in at a gas stathe Lower Mainland, Donna tion sitting at the base of a and I set out on a road trip hillside that had been amplito Nelson. It wasn’t particularly our fying the heat to the point intention to escape the where the pavement had heat... and we most certainly the consistency of Werther’s did not. caramel candy – the soft This was in the days when kind. only rich people had the luxA young man reluctantly ury of air conditioning their approached us through the cars. We were not rich. heat and dutifully offered We picked the wrong part to fill our tank (there were of the day to get underway, few self-serve stations back BOB GROENEVELD then – and certainly not in and by the time we got through Princeton, the heat the sticks). was stifling. Temperatures The desire to be off with were in the 40s. his friends in a swimming hole was Rolling down the windows merely clearly written in the sweat streamencouraged the car to suck more heat ing down his face, punctuated by his into its interior. slouched, scuffling walk. Our Wet Coast brains were melting. I couldn’t resist: “Hot enough fer ya?” It was around Keremeos that I learned I quipped. something about hot-weather jokes that I I shouldn’t have. should try never to forget. You’ve certainly heard the expression, By this time, the sun was beginning to “If looks could kill...” sink towards the horizon, and every so If they could, I would have been simoften it would slip behind the top of a mered in my own juices in 45-gallon oil mountain, resulting in a dramatic temdrum, with the words, “Hot enough for perature drop of several degrees into the ya?” emblazoned on my forehead with a high 30s – which after hours of driving branding iron. in our blast furnace felt like we were I could see it in the hot gleam of his suddenly encased in ice. eyes. It was heavenly, and we would slow Read Matthew Claxton’s Painful Truth online down and savour those darkened this week at

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he federal election is still about four months away, but the unofficial campaigns have been raging through the spring and show no sign of letting up. The Conservatives, the best-funded of the three major parties, have been the busiest, filling the airwaves and web with ads, so far mostly attacking Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. We expect that the ads slamming the new front runner, NDP leader Tom Mulcair, won’t be far behind. The NDP and Liberals, both with less cash on hand, will no doubt be rolling out their own campaigns soon. We know that with a fixed election date, this long, drawn-out campaign season is inevitable. And we know that attack ads are also inevitable. That’s not really a bad thing. Every party will have positions, and each party has a track record at the federal or provincial level, for good or ill. (Expect to hear both Liberals and Conservatives talk about their deficit-fighting experience, while the NDP beats the drum for Tommy Douglas and medicare.) Each party should be allowed to take swipes at the failures of their opponents. However, we can only hope that the attack ads stick mostly to facts, and policies. The Conservatives have a long track record of attacking Liberal leaders based on their persona – and trying to paint them as wimps, unfit for the job of PM. The Liberals may get huffy, but they spent quite a while accusing the Tories of being bent on destroying the country when the Conservatives were in opposition. The NDP has never been close enough to power to either benefit from or be much damaged by really vicious attack ads – until now. The Conservatives now have a lengthy track record. Both the NDP and the Liberals have already started staking out positions on major issues that should give us an interesting campaign, even if personal attacks and fearmongering is kept to a minimum. So let’s have attack ads – on ideas, but not on the very real people who are earnestly putting them forward. – M.C.


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Reunification study sensible Dear Editor, Putting aside the superficiality of your Our View in the Advance [No easy answer on merging, May 28] you are right, there is no easy answer. In January 2012 the the Langley Reunification Association (LRA), a.k.a. OneLangley, presented a petition to the Township of Langley bearing 3,547 signatures and requesting the Township enter into a joint, independent study with the City of Langley to look at the feasibility of reunification as one municipality. The Township accepted our petition and publicly agreed to be part of the joint study. On the same day the LRA presented the City of Langley with the same petition, signed by 3,176 residents of the City. The City rejected the petition without any discussion or response to the petitioners, a sad day for grassroots democracy.

In rejecting our petition, then-mayor Peter Fassbender said that the City had done its own study and saw no benefit to amalgamation (reunification). A study done by City staff, is of course, biased and highly subjective. For instance, citing the results of amalgamation of the megacity of Toronto, with more than six million inhabitants, as a reason to keep the status quo is like comparing apples and kumquats. Combined, the populations of the City and Township number a mere 135,000. We say again, the “study” done by the City was not independent and objective: it was a joke. LRA does not advocate amalgamation (reunification). The LRA has demonstrated that denizens of both the City and the Township want a joint independent study done to see if amalgamation (reunification) would

be feasible. An independent study might demonstrate no advantage to amalgamation (reunification); that result would mean a status quo. However, if the study shows merit in reunifying the City and the Township, an amalgamation steering body should be created. An independent study would only show possibilities. An amalgamation (reunification) steering body would have to answer all the questions before it was put to the people. Your headline “No easy answer on merging” is correct, but doing nothing is not a solution to a sizeable number of Langley residents. The LRA insists that the City drop its parochial attitude and show some courage and vision for the future, and do the study. Rian Martin, president, Langley Reunificiation Association

Aldergrove pool design inadequate Dear Editor, Let my wife and I add our names to the list of Aldergrove residents disappointed with this council’s re-jigged swimming pool design. On the plus side, they have scrapped incor-

porating the old school house, which was truly goofy. Unfortunately, the whole project seems to have been overtaken by hockey enthusiasts, when the original and obvious deficit in the

community has long been a useful indoor pool. Foisting this design on the swimmers of the community, who must now travel to swim elsewhere, is disheartening to say the least.

Drugs link to US gun violence Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Matthew Claxton’s “Gun control debate is not sane” [Painful Truth, July 2, Langley Advance]. Mr. Claxton argues that the route cause of another mass shooting is the American gun culture. The truth is that almost all mass shooting have three things in common. First is a gun, usually not legally owned. The second which is ignored by the news is that the shooting takes place at a “gun free

zone” and third, the perpetrator is on, or coming off of, mind-altering psychiatric drugs. Two generations ago it was normal for American children to drive to school with their guns in their vehicles and nobody got shot. Why does the American news corporations refuse to discuss the link between psychiatric drugs and violence? Could it be because the pharmaceutical companies pay them millions of dollars in advertising? Jason Bradner, Abbotsford

Aging baby boomers like us must maintain mobility of old hips and other joints, and find swimming is an all-encompassing exercise of necessity. When the arctic blasts of winter arrive, how does this design serve us? Poorly. The old Kinsella book line was “…if we build it, they will come.” The only individuals flocking to this pool in winter will be penguins. Designers should consult and listen to a swim club, not a hockey organization. Think again on the pool design. This one is inadequate and a failing, upsetting let down. Bryn and Lynn Jones, Aldergrove

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Further renovations and upgrades are in store at Langley’s casino, after Gateway signed on to manage it for another 10 years. Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has been the operator of Cascades Casino since it was built in 2005. Gateway CEO Tony Santo said the agreement demonstrates his company’s commitment to the property and the City of Langley, and more renovations and

improvements are coming. Last year, Gateway spent $5.7 million to develop multiple restaurants, refresh the gaming floor, and improve the theatre.

Homelessness The chamber is offering a workshop to help Langley businesses regarding homelessness. RCMP Cpl. Shannon Savinkoff, community liaison officer for the City, Willowbrook, and

Brookswood, will provide some insight on how to discourage loitering and camps around businesses, said the chamber’s new president Scott Johnston. Putting the Pieces Together: How to Protect Your Langley Business, is July 23, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the new Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce office, 207-8047 199th St. “The chamber continually offers support to our members and the Langley

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Langley Intermediate Thunder BCILL Lacrosse Sun Jul 12 2:00pm vs. Nanaimo Timbermen The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 •

public programs and events Free Septic Tank Seminar Protect your investment! Learn about proper septic system maintenance from guest expert, Dean Scovill, during a free upcoming seminar:

Septic Tank Seminar Date: Monday, July 13 Time: 7 - 9pm The drop-in seminar will be held upstairs in Murrayville Fire Hall 6, at 22170 - 50 Avenue. Engineering Division 604.533.6006

Summer Camps School’s out, but summer camps are in! Visit for details. Recreation, Culture, and Parks 604.533.6086

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ent event on the chamber agenda. Former pro snowboarder turned motivational speaker Nicole Donnelly is the guest speaker at the chamber’s monthly dinner meeting July 21. RSVP before 5 p.m. July 17.

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business community with all issues that affect their day-to-day operations, and in Langley, unfortunately, homelessness is one of those salient issues,” Johnston said. The cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. There are only 10 spaces. Register in advance at 604-371-3770 or

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Water Restrictions in Effect Until September 30 – STAGE 2 Residential: Morning sprinkling only: 4:00 - 9:00am Even addresses: Monday only Odd addresses: Thursday only

Nighttime Road Work: 200 Street from 86 to 84 Avenue and 200 Street – 80 Avenue Intersection Nighttime road paving work is scheduled to take place on 200 Street between 86 Avenue and 84 Avenue and at the intersection of 200 Street and 80 Avenue starting from Sunday, July 12 until Sunday, July 26. The work will occur from 7pm to 5am. Traffic will be limited to single-lane, alternating flow.

Non-Residential Morning sprinkling only: 1:00 - 6:00am Even addresses: Tuesday only Odd addresses: Wednesday only

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Power washing and surface washing for aesthetic purposes is prohibited. The Township of Langley’s Water Shortage Response Bylaw has four stages of watering restrictions: • Stage 1 automatically implemented every year

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Be Wildlife Aware on the Road The Township of Langley is home to a diversity of wildlife habitat. Our residents share the area with many types of animals – large and small. Preservation of wildlife habitat is considered in planning all of Langley’s communities – let’s keep them safe!


Langley has a large wildlife population Watch out for animals crossing, particularly at dawn and dusk


Help protect our wildlife by respecting road signs and obeying posted speed limits. Motorists should use extra caution in the early morning and evening hours. Slow down and watch for animals crossing, especially on arterial roads such as 208 Street, 88 Avenue, 80 Avenue, 72 Avenue and the Willowbrook Connector. William Ulrich Community Development Division 604.533.6044

Summer Maintenance of Rural Boulevards and Ditches

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80 AVE Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes and allow extra time to reach their destination safely. The work is weather dependent and the construction schedule is subject to change. Visit for the latest traffic updates. We appreciate your patience. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

public notice Keep Your Drinking Water Safe Keep your drinking water safe by preventing backflow when using outdoor water sources.

The Township of Langley currently uses four full-time roadside grass mowers for ditch mowing. This equipment has predetermined routes, or an assigned area to follow. Pulling equipment away for a specific request lengthens the time it takes to fully complete all the rural boulevards and ditches. If you have a request for mowing or brush whacking, we ask for your patience as we try to fit the work schedule in as efficiently as possible.

Backflow is a plumbing term for unwanted water flow in the reverse direction.

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Tip ’nTaste Three Rotary clubs host the annual beer and food tasting evening on July 10 at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. Tickets: $30. Info: tipntaste. com. Dancing in the Park Enjoy dancing at the Douglas Park Band shell 7 to 9 p.m. on July 10. Free and open to all ages. Hosted by Dancing for Dessert.

July 11

Butterfly Tea Party Head to Campbell Valley Regional Park from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on July 11 to celebrate butterflies in the park’s wildlife garden. Enjoy tea, stories, crafts and more. At the Nature House. Free. Farmers Market The Farm and Maker Market at the George Preston Recreation Centre runs 1 to 6 p.m. on July 11 and 25, Aug. 9 and 22 and Sept. 6. Info:

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Critter Care Open House Once a year the wildlife care facility opens its door to the public. The annual fundraiser runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 11 and 12. Tours, talks, meet the experts and volunteers. Food and souvenirs available. Info: www. Erikson Daylily Garden The annual open house is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 24642 51st Ave. Admission by donation to charity. These private gardens are not wheelchair, stroller nor walker accessible. No pets. Info: www.

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Septic tank seminar The Langley Environmental Partners Society (www.leps.bc. ca) offers a free workshop 7 to 9 p.m. at the Murrayville fire hall, 22170 50th Ave. RSVP: or 604-546-0345.

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Summer walks Join the Langley Field Naturalists for walks. July 15: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Campbell Valley Regional Park. RSVP and info: Jude and Al Grass, 604-538-8774. continued on A16…

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Kids in Grades 4 to 7 can learn how to make music videos and short films at the annual film and video camp at Brookswood Secondary. Spots are limited for the camp that runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. “This is the 15th year for the camp,” said student volunteer Morgaine Lee. The camp is run by student volunteers (under the direction of film teacher Robert French) who have been studying film and television production during the school year. There’s 10 to 15 student volunteers and up to 30

kids can sign up for the camp. “No prior experience is needed,” she added. “All the gear is provided.” The kids learn how to use video cameras, set up

and take cool shots, edit their footage on editing software, and get to act in each other’s films. “They will stay on the school grounds during the camp day,” Lee explained.

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Flowing beer buys equipment for lodge Hundreds are expected at this year’s Tip ‘n’ Taste. ROXANNE HOOPER

A cheque for $14,000 will help buy some major equipment for the seniors in care at Langley Lodge. And it’s the goal of three Rotary Clubs in Langley to raise that amount for the Langley care Society this Friday, July 10. Members from the Langley

Sunrise, Langley Central, and Langley Rotary clubs are once again joining forces to host this year’s Tip ‘n’ Taste event, explained committee chair David Truman. Last year’s event attracted about 500 guests and raised more than $13,000, and Truman believes this year’s fundraiser will attract closer to 550 people and raise in excess of $14,000. There are 28 beverage vendors participating, as well as eight local food vendors participating in this year’s event. The food vendors


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social atmosphere makes it a great place to hang with friends and enjoy the evening.” Tip ‘n’ Taste is being held in the ballroom at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $30 each and available ahead of time online at www. or by calling 604-3299604. Admission, Truman said, includes tickets for five beverage samplers, and five food samples, as well as automatic entry for a number of door prizes.


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Fort teen a pageant pick Shalom Reimer was named Miss Teen BC at an annual pageant. Fort Langley’s Shalom Reimer was named Miss Teen BC at the annual pageant in her very own neighbourhood. The pageant for Miss BC, Mrs. BC and Miss Teen BC was July 3 to 5 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. This year’s Langley contestants were Emily Mierzejewski, Reimer, Mercedes Takacs, and Alexandryia LaRose. The pageant charity is the Cops for Cancer of the Canadian Cancer Society. Since 2007, the Miss BC Pageant has raised more than $225,000. This pageant is different from

others in that all previous rules that may have discriminated against women in pageants have been lifted. There is not a maximum age limit, nor are there height and weight requirements. For Reimer, the pageant is a way to have a voice. “I believe that each individual is beautiful in their own way with the unique gifts and talents that they possess,” she said in her pageant profile. “I have always sought to inspire and encourage creativity within myself, and others. This is exemplified in my song writing, school leadership, acting, film production, and dancing.” Heart and Soul event had contestant share a bit about themselves. It is judged by the contestants, who vote on the most inspiring or touching

message. Winner Becca Toews of Abbotsford ran for Mrs. BC. The winners were:

Miss BC Shakti Shunmugam, Vancouver Mrs. BC Shalini Gambhir, Vancouver Miss Teen BC Shalom Reimer, Fort Langley Mrs. Charity BC Zana Gray, Burnaby Heart and Soul: Becca Toews, Abbotsford People’s Choice: Ramneet Kang from Surrey Miss Congeniality: Heather Davies, Delta Regional winners: Miss Fraser Valley Kirti Singh, Surrey; Miss Greater Vancouver Chiantelle Rey, Vancouver; Miss Lower Mainland Questa Lee from Richmond; Miss Teen Lower Mainland Nica Derakhshannia; Miss Vancouver Island Katelynne Herchak, Victoria; Miss Northern BC Navneet Nanan, Prince Rupert; Miss BC Interior Emily Henderson, Summerland


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Cool sport: Caryse McCartney (pictured competing in the Div. 2 girls 50m butterfly) and her Langley Flippers teammates welcomed more than 500 swimmers representing clubs from around the Fraser Valley to their annual meet. The Langley Flippers Invitational took place last Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, at Al Anderson Memorial Pool.

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Derek Birdsell snapped a picture of his son Myles exiting an RCMP cruiser that was on display in the Langley Events Centre parking lot next to Willoughby Community Park on Canada Day, July 1.

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Cruz McLean, six, cooled down at the spray park beside Al Anderson Memorial Pool on a sunny and very hot Saturday, June 27, about midway through a heat wave that has hunkered down in Langley and throughout most of B.C. for more than three weeks.

Sharks draft pick visits Willoughby:

Langley Rivermen alum and San Jose Sharks draftee Marcus Vela signed autographs at Willoughby Community Park on Canada Day. See local Canada Day coverage online at, search “Canada Day.” Troy Landreville Langley Advance


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Doggone success: Langley Baseball’s junior boys team held one tasty fundraiser at The Brooks townhouse complex’s open house recently. The players sold hotdogs, with all items provided by the builder and all proceeds going back to Langley Baseball. The local boys raised approximately $255, which was then doubled by the builder. All leftover items were also then donated to Langley Baseball’s concession (Mindy’s Snack Shack).

n a rainy night before the 2014 Summerfest celebration, Tattoo the fibreglass horse was left laying on its side at the Brookswood Spray Park, one of its legs broken and its hooves smashed by vandals. This marked the second time that the statue had been severely vandalized (the first incident, a vandal, or vandals, had sliced off its head) and marked the end of its stay in the park, forever. On June 13, Marilyn Dyer, an 82-year-old artist who designed and painted the statue, stood by Tattoo’s side at Brookswood Summerfest, promoting the children’s book she illustrated about the events of last June and how it applies to bullying and its effects. The inspiration is Tattoo, a donation from the Brookswood Merchants Association that was put back together for a second time, its blemishes serving as a reminder of what it has been through. The purpose behind the book Tattoo the Painted Horse, illustrated by Dyer with words from Rie Charles, is to allow the readers to empathize with Tattoo by humanizing the statue and making it a symbol for the voiceless and vulnerable, Dyer said. “When I talked to the Brookswood merchants, I said, ‘It’s a love story – you decided to do this [add Tattoo to the park] to delight the children but this poor, vulnerable, one-of-a-kind creature was in the park and then groups and gangs came along,” Dyer said. “It couldn’t run away because it was screwed down, so I made an analogy between what was reality for Tattoo and what actually happens to people who are voiceless and vulnerable and get bullied.”

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Young student’s art talent pays off “Our studios have been instrumental in teaching art in the Langley area for the past 24 years. We have enjoyed success and wanted a way to repay back to our community,” studio founder Rob Barrett said. “Young budding artists are being left out because public school art programs suffered cutbacks for various reasons, so children who have artistic talent have not had the chance to learn at a higher level,” he elaborated. The program is open to Langley and Surrey-area students 12 to 16. The $1,000 scholarship entitles the winner to 48 art classes and supplies needed at Neighbourhood Art Studios. Call 604455-0344 for complete details.


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Pollinators Paradise The Langley Environmental Partners Society (www.leps.bc. ca) offers a free workshop 5 to 7 p.m. on July 16 at the Demonstration Garden on local pollinators and planting a pollinator garden. RSVP by July 10: or 604-546-0344.


Programs are free and pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise. Murrayville Library 22071 48th Ave. 604-5330339 Babytime: babies and caregivers join in bounces, songs, rhymes and stories that encourage speech and language. Register in advance. 9:30 a.m., Fridays, July 3 to 24.


Al-Anon Family Groups If someone else’s drinking is affecting you, AFG can help. Local meetings are Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm at the Douglas Recreation Centre. Info: 604-688-1716, or Alano Club of Langley A social club for people in recovery, open 365 days a year, 11am-3pm and 7-10pm. Drop in for a cup of coffee or a game of pool at 20473 Douglas Cres. Info: 604-532-9280. Alateen The group supports young people recovering from the effects of living with problem drinking in a family member or friend. Ages 10 and up. The group meets at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. Info: 604-688-1716. Alcoholics Anonymous Call Alcoholics Anonymous at the Langley intergroup office, 604-533-2600. Answering machine after hours. Tues. eves. at George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42nd Ave., 8:30pm. Info: 604-434-3933 or 604533-2600. Penny Pincher thrift store The new location, 20550 Fraser Hwy., is accepting donations (no heavy items at this time) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

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Day to aid and educate

Langley PosAbilities is inviting the community to its event. A society that aids the disabled is working to reach out to the community through its Day of Pos-Abilities event this Saturday at Douglas Park. The Langley PosAbilities Society will be hosting its second annual event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Founder Zosia Ettenberg said the event drew about 500 people last year. This year it will have a marketplace area, food, entertainment, a merchandise tent for performers, displays and exhibits from other non-profit groups, and an area for educational children’s activities. One of the PosAbilities Society’s goals is education, and they’ll be doing their Try On A Disability event again this year, but with a twist. Several prominent members of the community have agreed to spend 12 hours confined to a wheelchair. Their half-day will be recorded by aspiring filmmakers from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The volunteers will speak about their experiences during the 12-hour period, and the student winner of best video after the event will win a scholarship for further education or equipment. The Pos-Abilities Society works to better the lives of people with disabilities. One of its goals is to provide and upgrade assistive equipment. That can include a wide variety of items, including those outside the typical wheelchair and crutches. Currently the society is running a contest allowing people to win a tandem wheelchair bike. The bike allows one person to pedal at the back while another person sits in the wheelchair style seat at the front of the tricycle-style bike. For more information, visit langley.

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Stroet and the Backyard Band had kids moving their feet near the Spirit Square stage Saturday morning at Douglas Park as part of the Concert in the Park series.

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Perennial daylily event thrives in hot summer The display is a rare chance to see the local garden. MATTHEW CLAXTON

The heat hasn’t harmed the daylilies in Pam Erikson’s gardens. If anything, they’ve grown too much. Like the fruit and berry crops across Langley, the unseasonably warm spring sent Erikson’s daylilies into bloom weeks earlier than usual. Fortunately, she still has plenty of flowers in bloom for this weekend’s big event, the annual open house at Erikson’s Daylily Garden. “No matter what the weather, there’s always something blooming,” Erikson said. It’s the 25th anniversary for Erikson’s Daylily Garden, and visitors to the by-donation event will get to see quite a few differ-

ent flowers thanks to the seasonal shift. The Last Man Standing variety, which usually blooms in August, is already out now, Erikson said. They may be early, but they’re not wilting. “They’ve got big water nodules on their roots, so they hold on to the moisture,” said Erikson. “They’re smart plants.” The daylily and hosta collections at the gardens are continually growing, with Erikson adding more and more varieties each year. The current count is more than 3,200 kinds of daylilies and 520 varieties of hosta. Increased Asiatica, Oriental, and trumpet lilies are also in the garden. The gardens are closed to visitors for most of the year, so the annual open house is the only chance most people will have to see the flowers, hedges, and winding paths. There will also be a harpist, and a raffle with prizes from local merchants such as JD Farms, Krause Berry Farms, Chaberton Estate Winery,

Well Seasoned, and VanDusen Botanical Garden. The even will also feature exhibitors and a harpist playing for the crowd as they wander amid the thousands of daylilies. For the 25th anniversary, Erikson and her husband will be setting up “then and now” photos at several locations, showing what the garden looked like when they moved in a quarter century ago, and what it looks like today. The differences are striking.

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Development hosts family fun day Kids can bring their dolls and Teddy bears for treatment. HEATHER COLPITTS

Does Teddy have a boo boo? Is Dolly not doing as well as she should? There’s help available this Saturday at the Teddy Bear Clinic. Willoughby Town Centre is hosting Willoughby Day and one of the highlights is the clinic. “Kids can bring their Teddys or their dolls to the clinic and they will attempt to make them better through various ways,” said Nicky Kruger, one of the Willoughby Day organizers. The medical treatment for

Langley Township firefightthose fabric and felt friends ers will be there with trucks is by donation. for the public to explore. The clinic benefits the Vanilla Clothing hosts a Langley Memorial Hospital fashion show. Foundation. At Willoughby Shoppers Drug Mart has Day, people can also find out a cosmetics launch party. about the foundation’s work There’s wine tastings by and its volunteer opportunTown Centre Liquor Store. ities. Dairy Queen Established is providing free in 1985, They will Dilly Bars to the the Langley attempt to first 500 people Memorial and will soon Hospital make them be opening in Foundation better through Willoughby Town has raised more than $30 various ways. Centre. Hakam’s Grocer million to supNicky Kruger has all sorts of port Langley goodies. Memorial Enjoy psychic Hospital and readings, a show and shine, the healthcare needs of the face painting, the RBC craft Langley communities. tables, demonstrations and Willoughby Day runs 11 more. a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 11 Langley’s Karen Lee Batten at 208th Street and 80th performs right after lunch Avenue. while DJMAK 6 will be spinIn addition to the clinic, ning tunes all day and Music there’s lots to do and see.

Schools International Langley has performances. There’s also a chance to win prizes. Pick up a passport at any store and get it stamped. When it’s full, enter it in the draw. There’s also $1,700 in Willoughby Town Centre gift cards up for grabs during the day. Another prize is the trip for four to Disneyland. The draw is at the end of the day and is G&F Financial’s way to mark its first anniversary at the location. Kruger noted there’s ample parking at the site. Willoughby Town Centre had held a summer celebration for the past few years since it was constructed and this will be an annual event. As well the retail complex hosts a Christmas celebration.

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Festivities in Willoughby and Fort Langley celebrated Canada’s 148th birthday.

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Hot rods go to mall July is B.C. Collector Car Appreciation Month.

Hundreds of hot rod collectors are again converging on the Willowbrook Shopping Centre parking lot later this month. On Sunday, July 19, at least 200 vehicles and their drivers are expected to participate in the British Columbia Hot Rod Association’s annual Hot Rod Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a free public event open to people of all ages, explained club vice-president Joe Morris.

Last year, the club raised more than $10,000 and donated it to the Valley Therapeutic Riding Association. “We also raise money for many more causes to help our communities,” he said. The B.C. government declared July as collector car appreciation month. It’s a way of recognizing vintage, classic, hot rod car, motorcycle, and truck clubs for their contribution to the local community.

People can talk to the owners and just enjoy the “fine workmanship” that goes into restoring and maintaining these fine pieces of art, he explained. “There will be a lot of things to do and see,” Morris said. “Come check out the vehicles, plus enjoy an award presentation, musical entertainment, 50/50 raffle, door prize draws, and food and automotive-related vendor sales taking place all day.”

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ˠ Aldergrove Chamber of Commerce asked council to divert trucks headed for Fraser Hwy. on 272nd St. onto 16th Ave., to reduce Aldergrove congestion.

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ˠ Firefighters were concerned about a large increase in fire alarms in the Township. They were getting 30 more calls per week, and property damage during the first six months of the year was double that of the first half of 1984. ˠ Spotting a car that had been stolen from a friend three days earlier, a 22-year-old Langley woman forced the thief to stop, took the keys, and drove to a friend’s house to call police. The thief was later caught.

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Langley Thunder forward Pat Saunders looked to elude a pair of Maple Ridge Burrards defenders in Western Lacrosse Association action Tuesday at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. The Burrards outscored the Thunder 12-9.

The Trinity Western University track and field team put together an impressive showing at the 2015 Canadian championships, as the Spartans contingent, both past and present, left Edmonton with seven medals, including three gold, one silver, and three bronze.

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Current Spartans Caleb De Jong and Madison Evans both nabbed gold medals in their respective junior competitions, as De Jong finished first in the 3000m steeplechase with a personal best time of 9:18.05, while Evans earned top spot in pole vault with a clearance of 3.70 metres.

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Consistency and defence are hallmarks of any successful team. The Langley Thunder seem to be lacking in both areas these days. A 12-9 loss to the Maple Ridge Burrards Tuesday at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge had the Thunder clinging to fourth place in the Western Lacrosse Association standings.

However, the Thunder had a golden opportunity to leapfrog the third-place Burnaby Lakers, if they managed to beat the cellar-dwelling Nanaimo Timbermen last night (July 8) at the Langley Events Centre. The game started after the Langley Advance went to press Wednesday. Going into last night, the Thunder were below .500 in the win/loss column with a 6-7 record. They and the Burrards also had the dubious distinction of having allowed the most goals against (118 apiece) in the league, thus far.

Oh what a Monday night it was for the Langley Rebels, who struck down the California Lightning 9-2 to win gold at the Canadian Open International fastpitch tournament. The local U18 girls squad, which last month captured the District 8 title at Noel Booth Park, continued its winning ways in the Futures Select Division of the annual elite tourney at Surrey’s Softball City and Cloverdale Athletic Park. Playing their second game of the day, the Rebels – who had edged the Oregon Wildcats 10-8 in the early afternoon at Softball City – stormed out of the gate courtesy of a two-run home run off the bat of Brooke Deakin to score two early runs. The Rebels padded their lead with runs in the second and fourth innings. continued on page A24…


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Reagen Bedard and Bryce Dong both had a meet to remember in Kamloops. Led by double gold medal winners Reagen Bedard and Bryce Dong, eight Langley Olympians Swim Club members hauled in some hardware at the 2015 B.C. Long Course AA Championships in Kamloops. All swimmers attending this meet needed a minimum of two B.C. AA qualifying times. The long course (50-metre pool) competition consisted of heats and finals. Swimmers needed to race fast in their heats in order to make finals.

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Mixed results for Langley fighters at latest Clash Langley City boxers won one, lost one on a hot Saturday night. In a rare Saturday night edition of The Clash at the Cascades amateur boxing series, the July 4 American holiday and stifling weather didn’t keep boxing fans away from the Coast Hotel ballroom. The host club,

Langley’s City Boxing, had a 50-50 night in the win/loss column. The main event saw a much-anticipated B.C. lightweight championship match. It was a clash for a vacant title between the best two lightweights (135 lbs.)

in the province – No. 1 ranked Tyler Nicholson of Titan Martial Arts and provincially second-ranked Mat Andreatta of City Boxing. “Unlike some of the stage-managed pro fights we have been subject to in the last few months on cable and pay-per-view, this was a real fight with two high-end fighters




at their best,” opined Clash matchmaker and promoter Dave Allison. The bout started at a frenetic pace, with Andreatta taking the lead with fast combinations. Nicholson fought back but either missed or just grazed Andreatta, and could not keep up with the accurate solid punches of his opponent, Allison noted. Roughly midway through the round, Andreatta landed a solid shot that seemed to have the taller Nicholson in trouble. Nicholson continued to fight back and weathered Andreatta’s onslaught. Then, just after the 10 second call to end the round, one of Nicholson’s punches landed flush and Andreatta dropped to one knee, but he got to his feet and beat the count.

Langley City Boxing’s Scott Woodward had his hand raised in victory during Saturday’s Clash at the Cascades. At the start of the second round both boxers went right after each other and Nicholson found his range again and again, but Andreatta got up and beat the count. Although Andreatta was willing to continue, his corner stopped the contest and Nicholson was crowned the new B.C. lightweight champion. The semi-main event saw another City boxing product, Scott Woodward, take on Carlson Gracie’s Jeremy Cooke in a

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The fifth inning was the decisive one for the Rebels, who tacked on five more runs on a two-out rally, and then held the Lightning off the scoresheet to seal the win. After a slow start that saw the Rebels lose two of three games on Saturday (including a 13-5 thumping at the hands of the Wildcats from Oregon), they went undefeated on Sunday and Monday to win the division. Rebels assistant coach Ron Adams said the team played better as the tournament wore on. “They started to turn it on after Saturday,” Adams said. “Once they came out of the round robin, they played up to their potential. After Saturday, we had a talk with them and they played very well. If they play like that at the provincials, we’ll finish in the top three, for sure.” The Rebels, who are now gearing up for the B.C. championships in Nanaimo next weekend, include Melanie Mullin, Cassidy Komorowski, Nicole Bolton, Emma Bolton, Shelby Moon, Aisha Kaay, Jaden Carson, Caitlin Belz, Maddy Rogerson, Sarah Bourlet, Sarah Schwagele, Brooke Deakin, and Olivia Lamirande.


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