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What’s in Store In this week’s What’s In Store business column, Advance editor Roxanne Hooper tells of a car seat clinic Saturday by realtor Stacey Kosturos. She mentioned the chamber’s Open Late for Business networking event at Gold’s Gym Feb. 25. Days Inn Langley once again achieved another national service award. Bosley’s in Thunderbird Village was the site of a charity event last weekend for Rabbitats – a rabbit rescue group. Appreciation to London Drugs for support of Pink Shirt Day campaign Feb. 24 and to the Boys & Girls Clubs. Republica Coffee Roasters made it a step closer to being crowned B.C.’s best (Small Business BC Awards).

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Elvis identified Elvis impersonator Steve Elliot was misidentified in ‘Keeping busy with Langley’s businesspeople,” Feb. 11.

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Shelley Coburn Residence: Renting in Township at present while buying home in the City Age: 38 Occupation: Langley school trustee Top Issues: Revitalization of the downtown core 2. Seniors services and care 3. Livability, including parks and transit Volunteering: Coat drives, food drives, adult literacy programs. Previous political experience: Currently a school trustee, government relations for KPU, served on two PAC executives.

Residence: Langley City Age: Senior Occupation: Political consultant Top Issues: 1. Homelessness 2. Crime 3. Lack of services Volunteering: Several sports and homelessness organizations over the years. Previous political experience: Former municipal councillor, provincial MLA for the Langleys and provincial cabinet minister.

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Residence: Langley Township Age: 65 Occupation: Freelance journalist/consultant Top Issues: 1. Encourage mixed use housing 2. Homelessness and panhandling 3. Support arts and culture Volunteering: Board of Pacific Parklands Foundation, Member Langley Environmental Partners Society, past director BC Recreation and Parks Association. Previous political experience: Langley Township councillor 18 years, former director of Metro Vancouver Regional District.

Residence: Langley City Age: 45 Occupation: Architectural technologist Top Issues: 1. Cleaning up the downtown 2. Supporting the business community 3. Engage with Gateway of Hope to help disadvantaged Volunteering: YMCA Soccer coach, Langley Girls Soccer Association coach. Previous political experience: City board of variance member for two years.

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Sharon Newbery Residence: Langley City Age: 51 Occupation: Self-employed bookkeeper Top issues: 1. Public safety 2. Homelessness 3. Business/job opportunities Volunteering: Langley Big Brothers Big Sisters, has worked with Langley Canada Day, Langley International Festival. Previous political experience: Langley City Public Safety Committee and Board of Variance member.

George Roman Residence: Langley City Age: 39 Occupation: Investment advisor Top Issues: 1. Public safety and homelessness 2. Revitalizing downtown 3. Tax exemption for the Food Bank Volunteering: Community Day and Christmas parade volunteer, BC Youth Week, Ron Dunkley Memorial Society. Previous Political Experience: Member of Advisory Planning Commission, CPR Railway Community Advisory Panel, Public Safety Advisory Committee.

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Randy Caine suspects it was a side effect of local issues

Historic Half needs volunteer help The Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon, which starts and finishes at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, is celebrating its 11th year Feb. 21 and organizers need lots of volunteers – about 40 of them, to be exact.

To volunteer, email volunteer@tryevents.ca. For those wanting to take part, the event – which helps Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada – offers routes of 10 and five kilometres, and the half mara-

thon. Each group of runners have staggered, three-to-five minute starts for the race, that gets underway at the fort starting at 8 a.m. Sunday. Participants are urged to arrive early to warm up.

Randy Caine, 62, wants to know how Mexican authorities decided he was a danger.

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A Langley medicinal marijuana advocate is worried he may not be able to travel abroad safely after he was abruptly ejected from Mexico. Randy Caine worries that local controversy and opposition to his medical marijuana activism in Langley led to his being labelled a drug dealer by Mexican federal police. Caine and his wife, Maureen, were on a trip to Puerto Vallarta in March of last year. When they landed, Caine was taken aside by Mexican federal police to an interrogation room, and asked about criminal activities, and if he had ever been arrested. “They said I had been identified as a drug trafficker and a security threat,” Caine said. Caine was put on the same plane to return to Canada. Maureen had to arrange another flight to follow him. Sunwing indicated that the information likely reached Mexico through the Canada Border Services Agency. Caine fears that his disputes with local officials landed him a Mexican watchlist. “If you start gossiping, your words can leave your community,” Caine said. Over the past dec-

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ade, Caine has founded three outlets of Hempyz, which sells hemp-based products and marijuana-related gifts and novelty items. Caine sparred with Langley City over a bylaw that banned the sale of hempbased products, even though other stores in the downtown sold products containing hemp. In 2008, he founded the Langley Medical Marijuana Dispensary. The dispensary was raided in July 2011 by the RCMP, but Caine wasn’t charged until October. He eventually received an absolute discharge after he pleaded guilty two regulatory violations of the Medical Marijuana Act. Caine has made Freedom of Information requests for documents related to himself from various government agencies, including Canada Border Services and the City. During his attempts to set up a marijuana dispensary, his run for City council in 2011, and after the police raid, civil servants and

politicians emailed one another about Caine. “He is a dealer and that is it,” former City mayor Peter Fassbender wrote in one email to Coun. Rudy Storteboom in 2011. Caine would like some answers about how Mexican authorities were told he was a drug dealer, when he has never been convicted. “They’re just determined that I’m a criminal,” he said. Years after founding a medical marijuana dispensary, Caine is looking at possibly getting a prescription himself. He was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. “I’m at a point in my life where I would like to travel,” Caine said. But with the threat of being labelled a drug dealer, he plans to stay in Canada for now. Caine is still trying to get more clarity from the government over what happened and his status as an international traveller.

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The Langley Relay for Life is switching things up this year – and it’s giving people signing up before the end of the month a chance to win a free trip for four. Pacific Coastal Airlines is offering

the free round trip, which will go to one of the teams that signs up before the end of February. The former 12-hour, overnight event is now a six-hour evening event. This year’s Langley Relay for Life will be held on Friday, June 3, at the McLeod Athletic Park. Teams will relay from 6 p.m. to midnight. To enter the contest for the free trip, simply sign up a team before the end of February. Team sign up and more Relay for Life information can be found at relayforlife.ca/ langley.

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An Abbotsford man has been charged with allegedly forcing a Langley woman out of her car at gunpoint Feb. 9. At 9:40 p.m., the victim was sitting in the passenger seat of in the 6300 block of 204th Street, waiting for her husband. The driver’s side door opened, and a stranger told her to get out of the vehicle, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. The woman found a gun pointed at her. She pushed the gun away and got out of the car, Largy said. The driver took off but Langley RCMP soon found the suspect. Officers were alerted to a crash in the 6200 block of 238A Street. A vehicle had hit a Hydro pole. Lower Mainland Police Dog Services arrived within two minutes and began tracking. They arrested a man hiding in a nearby garden shed. > More langleyadvance.com

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While most B.C. drivers are honest when it comes to making insurance claims, there are a few that are hurting things for the rest of us in the province. Industry studies estimate that about 10 to 20 per cent of all insurance claims contain an element of fraud or exaggeration. Applying those estimates here means fraud is costing us up to $600 million per year, or more than $100 annually on every auto insurance policy. Fraud cheats everyone and comes in all shapes and sizes.

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Flagger struck: A work crew’s flagger was hit by a vehicle Monday

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COMMUNITY

Many will feel the chill Coldest Night of the Year is Saturday. HEATHER COLPITTS hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com

People can learn a little about the what it’s like to be on the streets at night at the third annual Coldest Night of the Year walk Feb. 20. The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope will host the community walk starting at 8 p.m. “It’s an awareness campaign as well as a fundraiser so we hope that people leave with a better sense of knowledge of what Gateway does,” Brenda Vanderhorst, the volunteer and project coordinator. As of Feb. 15, 99 walkers were registered. By the evening of the walk there are expected to be more than 300 as participation grows

each year. Vanderhorst added that anyone interested in volunteering is welcome. Contact her at 604-514-7375. Walkers can raise pledges or pay the $25 registration fee themselves. Adults who raise more than $150 and young people who raise more than $75 have their registrations waived. The goal is to raise $30,000 for Gateway’s emergency shelter and meal centre. “You can sign up as a team and recruit your own team or you can sign up as a walker,” she said. Participants can choose routes of two kilometres, 5 km or 10 km. People can learn more or can sign up at www.coldestnightoftheyear. org/langley but those who show up Feb. 20 are still welcome. Sources Food Bank which distributes to Langley has a walk in White Rock. > More at langleyadvance.com

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Party at Timms SPCA seizes 84 cats and dogs Construction crews are busy putting on the final touches of the new Timms Community Centre. The public will get to see what the new facility looks like at the grand opening celebration Feb. 24. Stop by from 4 to 7 p.m. Festivities include speeches, ribbon cutting, entertainment, refreshments, tours, prizes and more. The new Timms Community Centre will open with extended hours, more community and recreational programming and new amenities. These include a gymnasium, running/ walking track, weight room with Androidbased cardio equipment to personalize workouts, spin room, games room and multi-purpose rooms. There’s even going to be an outdoor courtyard with a cement ping pong table. “What we are building today is a healthy future for our community,” said Ted Schaffer, mayor of Langley. “Our vision for the new Timms Community Centre goes beyond a fitness facility and is focused on creating opportunities for everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle. Residents of all ages will come to enjoy the unique experience Timms

will provide, and the facility will become a significant experience for downtown Langley. Residents will be able to utilize various tools with their electronic devices to individualize, enhance and socialize their workouts through the use of different Android-based workout machines, to the unique indoor amenities.” The large new development also includes the City branch of the public library and all City hall departments. The public will have a chance to try out the equipment and take part in tours and demos. There will also be Hatha Yoga, Spin Fit, Ballroom Dancing, and Zumba. Down the road, watch for more programs for youth, seniors, families, new immigrants and persons with disabilities. Mayor and council will cut the official ribbon while attendees enjoy a piece of cake or enter the raffles. To celebrate the new facility, the public can sign up for a free seven-day pass. People who purchase their 10-visit, 20-visit, 1-month, 3-month passes get in on special deals if they buy before prices increase March 1. The passes are valid at Timms and all City facilities.

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cats, and kittens seized Tuesday. She has started getting emails from people who thought they had left their animals at a licensed facility, Moriarty said. Animals will be returned to their rightful owners, she said. Moriarty couldn’t discuss much about the SPCA’s contact with the owner of the facility, in the 19400 block of Colebrook Road. The animals were not malnourished, but were seized because of environmental and medical concerns, Moriarty said. Animals were suffering from upper respiratory disease, ringworm, and possibly from Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). A veterinarian is still examining the many animals seized, she said. > More at langleyadvance.com

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ast year’s transit referendum was ugly. TransLink lost, but nobody really won, because we were left without an immediate path forward on getting more buses, light rail, SkyTrain, SeaBuses, or anything at all. But sometimes you have to take the long view. Thanks to recent experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, we can peer into the future of transit in Metro Vancouver! Gaze with me, into the years yet to come as we uncover how our descendants will deal with transit! 2017: Surrey Light Rail ceremonial groundbreaking. Politicians in purely decorative hardhats will plunge gleaming golden shovels into the dirt to kick off construction of the multi-year project. 2018: Surrey Light Rail ceremonial budget increase. Politicians will scatter and be very, very busy as the first cost overruns arrive. 2020: Second TransLink Plebiscite. The plebiscite is aimed at increasing property taxes only on those homeowners whose properties are worth more than $2 million. Fails because by 2020 in Metro Vancouver a tenth of an acre occupied by two mortally ill goats is going for roughly $3 million. 2022: Light rail service reaches Langley. Chilliwack (population 700,000) demands light rail immediately to serve its burgeoning population.

2026: Light rail reaches Chilliwack. Hope (population 500,000) demands light rail. 2027: As the Third Great Housing Crash hits, ridership finally equalizes as people colonize the long-vacant mansions of Vancouver. A split level in Burnaby now sells for $500,000 again, rather than the GDP of Argentina. MATTHEW 2030: Hyperloop opens, connecting Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Tri-Cities, Burnaby, and North Shore. 2031: Hyperloop accident sends several cars of passengers sailing through the upper atmosphere. Hyperloop closes. 2032: Remains of Hyperloop repurposed as low-cost, high-speed alternative to ferry travel to Vancouver Island. Passengers report arriving disoriented, bruised, nauseous. Still more popular than waiting for the ferry. 2040: Fifth TransLink Plebiscite. Populace rejects bid to tax digital cryptocurrency transactions. Sad TransLink CEO announces that this will mean no extension of nuclear powered double-decker commuter trains to Salmon Arm. 2042: All self-driven cars banned from

Painful Truth

recent survey of Surrey residents showed very high support for some kind of lightrail transit coming to that city. Nor would many Langley residents, especially in Langley City, Brookswood, or Willoughby, object to extending light rail as far as our community. But unfortunately, our provincial government doesn’t seem to have any intention of putting forward the money immediately for such a major project. The City of Surrey is willing. During the last election, both federal Liberals and Conservatives touted their infrastructure bona fides and promised cash for local projects. But transit projects in B.C. are a threelegged stool. If the province doesn’t come to the table, there’s no way to get a major, expensive, and lengthy project like a light rail line off the ground. We need better transit in the Lower Mainland, and particularly South of the Fraser. Surrey’s population is rising rapidly. Where once we had a single large city – Vancouver – surrounded by suburbs, increasingly we have multiple centers of density, including in Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, and even in formerly-rural Langley. Surrey is the second-largest community by population in B.C., and it’s growing fast. The Langleys are, essentially, successors to Burnaby and New Westminster. And no one would suggest that cities like Burnaby and New West don’t need all the transit they can get. Right now, the economy is uncertain. Liquid Natural Gas hasn’t taken off yet. Alberta is in trouble. Our dollar is in the doldrums. But our growth hasn’t slowed down one iota. TransLink has failed to solve the problems of transit planning in the region. The provincial government, as the creator of TransLink, needs to step up and either toss TransLink the money, or start doing the planning and funding itself. – M.C.

the roads. Robot cars strike for higher wages, better grade of electrical current, overtime pay. 2046: Seventh TransLink Plebiscite held secretly. TransLink keeps 27 voters in a Skinner box for a month. Still fails to convince them to increase taxes on tissue paper, light beer, and mint flavoured toothpaste. TransLink reluctantly scraps CLAXTON plan to build orbital launch facility. 2070: Cheap matter transmission gates invented. Traffic woes solved. Buses and trains recycled. Populace rejoices. TransLink CEOs, finally popular, are awarded key to MegaVan (formerly known as Metro Vancouver). 2071: Lineups begin outside popular matter transmission stations. Patrons complain about having to wait up to four minutes to get from Harrison Hot Springs to Kits Beach. 2072: Populace demands new matter transporters. Robot cars offer to resume taking people, but are shooed back to their pens at Mission raceway. 2073: Tenth TransLink plebiscite fails to charge fees on dog licences to pay for a matter transporter in every house. Read Bob Groeneveld’s Odd Thoughts online this week at LangleyAdvance.com

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Light rail fast as SkyTrain Dear Editor; There is myth being repeated in the media that light rail is slow, slower than SkyTrain, in fact as slow as road traffic, which needs to be corrected. Studies have shown that streetcars operating in mixed traffic are about 10 per cent faster than buses, but streetcars or trams are not quite light rail.

Modern light rail is a streetcar or tram that operates on dedicated or reserved rights-ofways, with priority signalling at intersections. The reserved rightof-way enables modern LRT to obtain commercial speeds of that of a metro, with commercial speed largely determined by the number of stations per route kilometres.

Abortion contradicts health care definition Dear Editor, According to various dictionaries, health care is defined as the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injury, whether physical or mental, that affects humans. In other words, health care is all about improving or maintaining the health of an individual. Medically and ethically, abortion goes against the very definition of healthcare and violates a doctor’s sacred oath. Yet so many liberals today say that abortion is a health care right. But abortion isn’t health care, it’s the exact opposite of health care. It’s not the preservation of life but the taking of life. Dean Clark, Langley

‘Downtown’ column stirs up memories Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading Bob Groeneveld’s column [When downtown was a million miles, Feb. 11 Opinion, Langley Advance]. I am also formerly from Port Alberni. Bob’s column brought back fond memories of “downtown Port” and the lunch counters of Woolworth’s. Thanks Bob! Kim Gosal, Langley

The optimum station spacing for LRT in a urban setting is about every 500 metres to 600 metres, but with light-metro stations (SkyTrain) being so expensive, station spacing for metro tend to be further apart, one to 1.5 kilometres apart. This does give faster commercial speeds but it deters ridership because door to door travel times are more because the transit customer must travel much further to get to transit than he/she would with light rail. Modern LRT can obtain actual speeds equal to or faster than our present SkyTrain, if need be; in many cities today modern LRT can also act as a passenger train operating on the mainline railways at mainline speeds. It is the inherent flexibility of modern LRT,

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which can operate as a streetcar (in mixed traffic); as light rail on its own dedicated route; and a passenger train, often on the same route, that made light metro such as ALRT/ART SkyTrain (only seven built in 40 years!) and the French VAL obsolete. Those who continually dismiss modern LRT with one excuse or another are not telling the truth and they never explain why only seven ALRT/ART Skytrain systems have been built in 40 years and why none have ever been allowed to compete directly against modern light rail. Could it be that transit authorities around the world do not want to invest in expensive “Edsel” style transit, such as SkyTrain? Malcolm Johnston, Delta

Tragedy preventable Dear Editor, It is inconceivable that such an operation recently closed by the SPCA has dated back many years according to some [Puppy seizure largest in B.C. history, Feb. 11, Langley Advance]. Perhaps such oversights wouldn’t have happened if the Campbell government hadn’t been allowed to deregulate many industries as they

did. Maybe breeding operations were never regulated, but absolutely should be. Regulations and licensing, minus bureaucratic zealousness, can go a long way toward preventing such tragedies in breeding and many other industries. Hairstyling and aesthetics come to mind, as well. Dan Anders, Langley

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Langley in

history

snap prompted the replacement of a gunny sack that had been used to plug a hole in a Langley High School window with brown paper and glue.

Seventy Years Ago Look back through the files of the Langley Advance.

Eighty Years Ago

FEBRUARY 13, 1936 ˠ The school board asked the municipality for $26,500 for its 1936 budget. ˠ A prevailing cold

FEBRUARY 14, 1946

ˠ MP Tom Reid, speaking to the Langley Board of Trade in Murrayville, said a new post office planned for Langley would include other federal offices and all rural routes for the municipality. House to house delivery was also

being considered for more densely populated areas, he said.

government for an Aldergrove liquor store with the argument that doctors sometimes prescribe a bottle of brandy for their elderly patients. The Chamber noted that the elderly often aren’t licenced to drive, and currently, the nearest liquor store was eight miles away, in Langley – too far for a chap to walk for a bottle of brandy.

Sixty Years Ago

FEBRUARY 16, 1956 ˠ Two eastern firms, conducting surveys independently of each other, predicted that Langley would be the centre of the Lower Mainland’s population within 25 years.

Fifty Years Ago

FEBRUARY 17, 1966 ˠ Aldergrove Chamber of Commerce bolstered its appeal to the provincial

Forty Years Ago

FEBRUARY 12, 1976 ˠ The Langley Association for the Handicapped

made a bid for the municipality’s dog control contract, but council was already negotiating with Matsqui poundkeeper T.J. McMath for the contract previously held by the SPCA. ˠ A Willoughby pheasant fancier lost $1,000 worth of champion birds to a stray dog.

Thirty Years Ago

FEBRUARY 12, 1986 ˠ A case against a Surrey resident who appeared in Langley Provincial

Court on a charge of failing to yield the right of way at a stop sign was dismissed. Provincial court judges were ruling that police Traffic Violation Reports were unconstitutional.

Twenty Years Ago

FEBRUARY 14, 1996 ˠ An Abbotsford Police officer was being investigated in connection with the shooting of a 17-yearold in a car chase that ended in south Aldergrove. The youth was treated hospital

and released to police. The investigation into the Abbotsford officer’s conduct was handled by Langley RCMP, and was turned over to Crown counsel to determine whether or not to pursue charges. ˠ With a resumption of bargaining, striking Kwantlen College instructors backed away from their picket lines. More Langley History online at www.langleyadvance.com click on ‘Living’

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Author Wab Kinew The broadcaster, author and musician will speak at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Yorkson Creek Middle School. His talk Reflections on Reconciliation is $12. A shuttle bus runs from R.E. Mountain Secondary to Yorkson due to limited parking. Info and tickets: Eventbrite.ca event 20439418852.

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Langley International Film Festival A Langley School District Foundation fundraiser. Feb. 19, 7 p.m.: NUMB. 9 p.m.: gala with cast. Feb. 20, 2 p.m.: Sleeping Giant. 5 p.m.: Carol. 7 p.m.: student films. Feb. 21, 1 p.m.: Al Purdy Was Here. 3 p.m. Brooklyn. $10 per movie at the Chief Sepass Theatre. $25 gala. Tickets and info: scairns@sd35. bc.ca or langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com.

Feb. 20

Journey to Reconciliation A free public event of displays, a panel discussion, speaker Wab Kinew at 11 a.m., artisans, food, drumming and more 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yorkson Creek Middle School. Shuttle bus from R.E. Mountain Secondary all day. Info: Facebook (Working Toward Reconciliation). Car seat clinic The Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada clinic at Active Baby, 6339 200th St., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Checks by donation. Book an install at 604-427-4788, or event@activebaby.ca. continued on A13…

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Poppy cast tackles teen dance drama ‘Kick off your Sunday shoes’ and enjoy Footloose.

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Virginia Nikkel’s character Ariel, battles her father, played by Nic Dyke and her mother, played by Penny Shogan (right) in D.W. Poppy Secondary’s production of Footloose.

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riel Moore is like most kids, she wants to get out from under the yoke of her parents. Hers may be more strict than most, since daddy is a preacher and their own has outlawed dancing and music. A couple of generations have now seen the tale of this American small town. D.W. Poppy Secondary presents the musical version of Footloose Feb. 24 to 27. Virginia Nikkel thought she’d try out for a small part in Footloose. She wasn’t familiar with the movies – the original from 1984 nor the 2011 remake but had been in previous Poppy shows,

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such as Legally Blond. She figured a small role would be fun. “It’s a really fun production,” she said. But at the last minute, she auditioned for the lead of Ariel, the teen who defies her parents about boys and dancing and music and back talk and

basically growing up. Nikkel, a Grade 11 student, has always been a member of choir so she’s accustomed to singing in front of others. “I’d never sung before people as a solo,” she said. And she once took a ballet class, a single class that is, so she was no Ginger

Rogers. But Nikkel went for it and won the lead. So she decided she had better watch the two movies to bone up on her role, and like the rest of the large cast, has been putting in long hours to ready for the musical. Joining her in the cast are

Grade 12 student Nic Dyke who portrays the antagonist Rev. Shaw Moore whose attempts to ban dancing in a small town only serve to incite young people to dance. Ariel’s mother, Vi Moore, is portrayed by Penny Shogan, Grade 12. Shows are at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 to 27 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 27 as well. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. Shows are at the school, 23752 52nd Ave., and tickets are at the door. Despite the original movie being made many years before she was born, Nikkel said it stands the test of time. It is, after all, about the eternal struggle between teens wanting to grow up and parents not wanting them to. Nikkel, who also enjoys sports and visual arts, plans to keep her hand in the arts as she heads beyond high school but is looking at taking nursing at Trinity Western University or heading to Bible school.

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Cute wedding video airs on US blooper show Their five-year-old stole the show during a July 2015 wedding. HEATHER COLPITTS hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com

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ne of the most romantic days in the lives of Amie and Scott Emondson was broadcast Valentine’s Day and made people around the world laugh. The Langley family had their wedding video on America’s Funniest Home Videos Feb. 14. They were married last July. “When we were pronounced husband and wife, it was then time for ‘the kiss’,” Amie said. “The video, taken by my mom,

Scott and Amie Emondson wed July 2015 and their wedding video was shown on America’s Funniest Home Videos Valentine’s program Feb. 14. shows the kiss, and you hear a little boy’s voice yell out ‘eeewww gross’. The video then pans past our daughter’s facial expressions, which was a shocked look while laughing, and our other daughter did a facepalm as if to say ‘ohh, Cohan’,” Amie said. “Our son, Cohan, was five at the

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time.” The entire place erupts with laughter. “It was the highlight of our special day,” Amie said. “I’m not shocked he stole the show. He is the little comedian in our household, also the youngest.” Cohan has reacted to their kiss-

ing in the past. The reactions have been “Oh my gosh, they’re smooching again” or “Why do you guys kiss all the time?” It’s always followed by giggles. The big loud “eeewww gross” was a new one from him. “I originally put it on my Facebook, it had got quite a reaction from friends and family. After a few suggestions, we decided to upload it to AFV,” she said. On Sept. 30, Amie received a phone call from the studio in L.A. saying the video was tentatively scheduled for AFV. They then went through the process of signing the contracts to release the video to the show. “AFV is airing our video on Valentine’s Day – how fitting for a wedding blooper,” Amie said.


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all about

PETS

To help you understand and care for your friends in the animal world.

LAPS

Cupcakes for cats & canines

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The annual Cupcake Day fundraiser will help the local shelter. MATTHEW CLAXTON mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

Bake a cupcake, help a shelter cat. Eat a cupcake, give a hand to a shelter dog. That’s the simple idea behind National Cupcake Day, which this Feb. 29 will see local individuals and businesses serve up treats to humans. Locally, treats can benefit the Patti Dale Animal Shelter, , 2016 operated by the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS). In Langley there has been a big surge of interest this year, and that’s likely a good thing for the shelter, said Jayne Nelson. “I think we’re already over $2,000 raised,” said Nelson, the shelter’s animal welfare manager. Last year there were just under 20 teams or organizations baking cupcakes. This year there are more than 40 signed up. That gives Nelson hope that the money raised may be more than last year’s, which was close to $10,000. “I think it was word of

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Abby and Jasper tried some meat-based cupcakes last year at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter. Cupcakes (for humans) will help shelter dogs and cats alike. mouth,” Nelson said. “I think it builds every year.” LAPS has some international fans as well, including an Australian team that sent in $160. The money raised will likely go towards the ISOasis facility LAPS plans to start building this spring. ISOasis is an extra

building for stray cats, which need more room at LAPS. It will allow staff to isolate more cats from the general animal population and give them more care when they are first brought in. LAPS will host its own cupcake party at the shelter Feb. 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Eaton and Rio

Eaton and Rio are 2 of over 200 cats living in a cat colony in Langley. Since they have been here, these two have shown us that they are super bonded and need to go to a home together. Rio is all black and is more outgoing than Eaton. They require a quiet home without small kids. Respectful dogs could be an option as well.

Merlin

Paprika

Paprika is a good-natured, cheerful and friendly dog! This young girl is looking for a home that enjoys a very intelligent determine beagle that follows her nose. She is not particularly interested in spending time with children. Paprika struggles with being left alone and needs someone who has lots of time for her.

Merlin is a super handsome German Shepherd. He came to us as a stray with just about no manners. This guy is keen on learning and will do just about anything for a cookie! Merlin is working hard to become a good canine citizen but he will need his new family to be keen as well. He could live with the right dog, but no cats or small kids for this one.

Sambuca

Sambuca is an adorable, tuxie with a whole lot of love to give! At 2 years young, Sam came to us as a stray with a few scrapes and scratches. He has gotten a dental cleaning, neuter and tattoo and is ready to go home. He could live in a home with a dog or possibly kids. He is very affectionate but does tend to swat when he has had enough pets. This teddy bear is a drooler, so his new family will need to love him, drool and all!

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Deal with unwelcome guests Dear Anne,

Gardening in Langley

includes the artemesia family, the mint family and sage. Handpicking works if you keep at it each day, especially if you go out with a flashK, Coquitlam light at night on Deterrents are fairly slug patrol. specific to different The worst ANNE MARRISON time for any pest pests. The easiest and most attack is usually effective method is a just after a transplant. The slug bait containing ferrous plant is under stress: trying to iron. Slugs eat it and later die. put out roots and get used to Alternative methods include its new situation. sticky copper tape fastened The worst pest for primaround bottomless plastic conulas is vine weevils. They tainers or other barriers. Slugs eat notches in the leaf edges and snails don’t cross copper. and the larvae destroy roots. Other forms include copper They like to hide near their mesh. chosen plant in daytime. If A couple of Slug Saloons you put folded newspaper containing beer will attract the nearby the weevils are likely slugs or snails. They fall in it to hide inside. They don’t fly. and drown. Check them every They just walk very slowly so day. Cleaning out the bodies they’re easy to catch. gets nasty if you leave them a An alternative is nematodes. few days. Use around the third week Very strong-smelling plants of July while the larvae is repel slugs and snails. This still close to the soil’s surface. I recently bought some primulas, and I was wondering what I can use to deter pesky snails, slugs, insects, etc. from feasting on them without having to use insecticides.

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New 2U sale Langley Lodge, 5451 204th St., has a sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. of household items. Fireside tales Hear tales around the fire at Derby Reach Regional Park noon to 3 p.m. Bake bannock and bring a mug for hot chocolate. Free. Drop-in. At the heritage area, Allard Crescent, north of 96th Avenue. Info: 604-530-4983. TWU faculty and friends recital series A 2:30 p.m. concert is at the Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40th Ave., and features Calvin Dyck and Carmen Hollett in a Valentine recital of Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev and more. Tickets: $10- $15. Info: twu.ca/samc.

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Murrayville Hall AGM The annual general meeting is 7 p.m. at 21667 48th Ave.

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Tickets for the evening concert For the first time in its three-year history, the Day of Percussion event vary from $10 to $25, and are available at 604-534-2848. is being held outside of Vancouver, and specifically at Kwantlen Show held over Polytechnic University’s (KPU) in Langley. Langley Players Drama Club is Hosted at KPU, it celebrates the holding over its spring production world of percussion, and will of Enchanted April, for three feature clinics and performextra shows. ances by some of Vancouver’s The play, which ran Jan. most noted percussionists. 21 to Feb. 20, will also be on The event is Saturday, Feb. stage at the playhouse Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets: 25, 26, and 27. $5/advance at 2016dayofperTickets are $15 each, with cussion.bpt.me or $10/at the nightly showtime at 8 p.m. Ian Parker Tickets at reservations@langdoor (cash only). pianist leyplayers.com, 604-435-7469, Class and concert or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/133005. Music lovers are invited to experience some of the greatest Teens congregate chamber music ever written when A free teen expo is being held at Germany’s world-renowned Vogler the Cloverdale Agriplex this weekQuartet combines forces with end for youth ages 12 to 18. legendary Vancouver-based pianist The event is being held Saturday, Ian Parker at Langley Community Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Music School’s Rose Gellert Hall and – like similar events held across this Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Canada (teenfest.ca) – it features The quartet is also giving a masentertainment, dance, skateboardter class at the school earlier that day, at 2 p.m. with the senior LCMS ing, plus exhibitors ranging from education and career information to chamber groups. The public is welhealth, beauty, fashion, and more. come and admission to the master class is free. > More: langleyadvance.com


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public notice Boat Launch Closure Notice Please be advised that the Marina Park boat launch in Fort Langley will be closed to motorized watercraft from 6am – 3pm on Saturday, March 5 for the University of the Fraser Valley Cascade Athletic’s “Head of the Fort” race on the Bedford Channel. We apologize for any inconvenience. Scott Johnson Parks Services Coordinator 604.532.3538

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public notices Water Main Flushing As part of our maintenance program, the municipal Water Department will be flushing water mains within the dates shown below. Water main flushing is weather dependent and we are unable to provide a specific date for when it will occur in your area. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discolouration or sediment in the water. This is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, please check the water before doing laundry. You may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking. Willoughby: Monday, February 22 – Friday, April 1 North Willoughby (Yorkson) and Northwest Langley: Monday, February 22 – Friday, April 8 Aldergrove/Gloucester/Salmon River Uplands: Monday, February 22 – Friday, April 15 Willowbrook: Friday, April 1 – Friday, April 29 Fort Langley/Forest Knolls/Milner: Friday, April 8 – Friday, May 6 Engineering Division 604.532.7300 opsinfo@tol.ca

Curbside Collection Services in Winter Conditions When winter conditions such as snow and icy roads affect curbside collection services, residents are asked to ensure their cans are still visible and leave their garbage, recycling, and Green Can out for the day. The contractor will do its best to pick up the material before the end of the day. There are a few easy ways you can find out if you should bring materials back in at the end of the day or put it out for the following week: 1. Visit tol.ca/garbage and sign up for a weekly collection reminder and be notified by email or phone 2. View an updated list of collection delays at http://sierrawaste.ca/ township-of-langley 3. Call 604.530.3939 for updates Engineering Division 604.532.7300 opsinfo@tol.ca

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Date: Monday, February 22 Time: 4 - 8pm Place: Langley Events Centre, Banquet Hall Address: 7888 - 200 Street Background material on the Williams Neighbourhood Plan is available on the Township’s website at tol.ca/Williams. Community Development Division 604.533.6034 WilliamsNP@tol.ca

public notices Heritage Building Incentive Program The Heritage Building Incentive Program is designed to assist with the costs of restoring, repairing, and maintaining eligible heritage buildings within the Township of Langley. Grants are available to property owners of heritage buildings included in the Township of Langley’s Inventory of Heritage Resources. The next deadline for the grant program is Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:30pm. For an application form, visit the Township of Langley website at tol.ca/hbip. Elaine Horricks Heritage Planner 604.533.6176

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some of the English monologues and stories that Dad is still famous for saying, and even at this great age, he is still word perfect,” Butler said. It also featured her father singing the coffee song that he’s apparently already become synonymous for at the hospital. “When the doctors come in on their rounds, Dad sings this for them. I cannot think of a better check for a TIA or stroke can you?” Butler said. “He is even heard cheering up his fellow patients with his rendition of What I Want is a Proper Cup of Coffee, a real tongue twister for anyone, never mind a centenarian.”

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unt was born in 1916 and emigrated from Birmingham, England in 1970, along with his wife Florence, to join their daughters and families in Delta. He was a foreman at the General Electric Company during the Second World War, supplying electrical and engineering products to the military. Hunt met his future bride in 1934. She apparently heard from her twin that a handsome young man was working at his uncle’s green grocers shop on Saturdays. “She ran past her twin, and into the shop and asked him for some tomatoes. And he, not looking at the scale but at her, asked her out to a movie,” Butler said, recounting the story as she’d heard retold many a time during her childhood. Apparently Hunt was so smitten that he gave Florence two pounds of tomatoes for the low price of sixpence. Turns out, it paid off. Their first date – just a few days later – was the viewing of the release of King Kong. The couple married exactly four years later – to the day. Hunt acknowledges that his British sense of humour, quick retorts, and funny quips make everyone else laugh, but assuredly have also been essential to his long life. After all, he said, laughter does a body good! > More: langleyadvance.com, search ‘Frank’


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gas costs. The Cancer Society cut the program in 2015 to save $400,000 a year. The society also cited a declining number of users and the rise of other services, such as the United Way’s Better At Home program. Garrett drove for two years for the Cancer Society before he had to give it up to spend more time caring for his wife. He was inspired to take on the task after his daughter’s cancer treatments and subsequent recovery. She suffered from a melanoma that invaded her lymph nodes, and was treated in 2001. “The cancer has been in remission,” Garrett said. “She has since run several marathons.” The system was simple – a cancer patient phoned in about an upcoming appointment, and the society dispatched a driver. “The driver stays with them, even if it’s a longer appointment,” Garrett said.

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Stealth hosts Calgary at LEC Still stinging from a 16-15 overtime loss on the road to the Rochester Knighthawks, the Vancouver Stealth host the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday in National Lacrosse League action at the Langley Events Centre. Game time is 7 p.m.

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fresh-faced girl, frozen in time, smiled in the Langley Events Centre’s concourse last weekend. The school portrait of Christy Fraser, taken not long before her death, shows Christy wearing a red sweater that matched the colour of her thick, wavy hair and the freckles dotting her cheeks and the bridge of her nose. E. coli poisoning cut Christy’s life short on Aug. 5, 1992. She’s forever 12 – and her spirit lives on through the

they’re happy and they want to annual gymnastics competition be there.” that bears her name. A former LGF member, The Christy Fraser Memorial Christy was remembered as a Invitational marked its 23rd year at the LEC this past Friday, dedicated gymnast who had the ability to overcome adversity Saturday, and Sunday, attractwith a cheerful smile and a “try ing more than 650 athletes again” attitude. representing clubs from as far Upon Christy’s passing, a as Kamloops and Powell River. memorial fund was set up in big part of the meet was her name, which not only fundChristy’s mom Lory, ed badly needed equipment for a founding member of BC Children’s Hospital, but also the host Langley Gymnastics contributed to the Foundation (LGF). LGF. During the event, The funding is used Lory acknowledged to purchase some of gymnasts who embodthe equipment used ied Christy’s spirit by LGF athletes today. and sportsmanship. “This July she They were judged for would be turning 36,” cheerfulness, on being said Lory. a team player, and on She reminisced how they comforted about her daughter teammates if their Christy Fraser and how much she routine didn’t go quite supported her teammates. as well as planned. “She was cheerful, she was a “I look for that,” Lory said. “I team player – she would be the look for smiles, because then I one comforting someone who know that they’re cheerful and

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was upset… she would kind of slough things off and carry on.” Christy’s gymnastics career started at the age of seven with the Langley Flash (LGF’s earliest incarnation) and continued for another five years before her death. She had a natural inclination for gymnastics. “She was very articulate,” Lory said. “The beam was one of her strongest pieces of equipment. She was the first athlete in the club to do the back walkover [on beam].” he inaugural memorial meet was held January 1993, six months after Christy’s death. “We’ve gone from having 30 athletes to 650 today, and there’s been more than that when it’s trials,” said Lory, who’s on the event’s coordinating committee. “I’m overwhelmed. It’s an exhausting weekend for me but it’s a good exhaustion.”

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Gators rule Langley High school junior and Grade 8 basketball bragging rights were at stake during the Langley District playoffs last week at the Langley Events Centre. The Walnut Grove Gators won three of the four championship games. Here are the scores from Thursday’s championship games:

The Walnut Grove Gators (dark green) faced the Langley Christian Lightning in the Langley district Grade 8 girls basketball championship game at the Langley Events Centre on Feb. 11. The Lightning won 40-16.

Grade 8 girls Langley Christian Lightning 40, Walnut Grove Gators 16 Grade 8 boys Walnut Grove Gators 72, Langley Christian Lightning 52 Junior girls Walnut Grove Gators 59, Brookswood Bobcats 46 Junior boys Walnut Grove Gators 78, R.E. Mountain Eagles 55

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Rivermen winning their fair share, despite gruelling schedule However, Rivermen head coach Bobby Henderson wasn’t going to use the schedule as an excuse, noting that the ’Men played a great game against the Warriors in a losing effort. “Actually, I can’t agree with that,” Henderson responded, when asked if his team’s schedule played a role in Saturday’s loss. “Considering it was our third game in three nights, I thought we played exceptionally well [versus the Warriors]. We had really good jump and I thought we were physical. I was pretty proud of the way we played.” Henderson said every BCHL team is in the same boat when it comes to a busy schedule, especially after Christmas. “Its been a tough stretch for us, no doubt, but most of the teams go through it,” Henderson said. “We have to make sure we’re prepared when we play. We have to be ready.” Next weekend is more of the same. The Rivermen play Thursday in Prince George, Saturday in Coquitlam, and Sunday afternoon at home, where they will face the Victoria Grizzlies with a 3 p.m. opening puck drop at the Langley Events Centre. > More: langleyadvance.com, search ‘Rivermen’

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172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

Psychic Readings Palm - Tarot Card - Crystal Ball

One visit will convince you of her amazing gift to guide you into the future.

Solve all Problems of Life. IMMEDIATE RESULTS 41 Years Experience

100% GUARANTEED

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604-363-6211

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

$$MONEY AVAILABLE$$ 1st, 2nd & 3rd Mortgages Use the EQUITY in your HOME!

Consolidation, Renovation or Any Reason.

Call Donna BBK Investments Ltd.

604.341.2806

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 239

COMPUTER SERVICES

WCB/Liability Insurance 30 Years Experience

For Prompt Service Call

SIMON 604.230.0627

SEPTIC SERVICE

WINDOWS & PATIO DOORS

Mainland Tank Service

Windows & Patio Doors

604-230-0627

Reach A Larger Audience

Langley, BC

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• Septic Tank Cleaning

FREE IN HOME ESTIMATES 604-585-2020

604-861-5588

www.mainlandtank.com

www.HouseSmartHomeImrovements.com

CONCRETE & PLACING

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN All types of Concrete Work Driveways, Exposed, Stamped, Re & Re, Forming, Site Prep Bobcat Work, WCB Insured

FREE ESTIMATES!

778-231-967/5778-231-9147


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ELECTRICAL

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GARDENING

$29 Service call. Lic #89402 Fast same day service. Insured. Guaranteed. We love small jobs.

A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR European trained. Specializing in Reno’s. Local refs. Reasonable Rates. Call 604-532-1710

604-568-1899

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

• Repairs & Staining • Installation Free Estimates!

604-376-7224

www.centuryhardwood.com

Seawest Hardwood Floors • Hardwood Floor Refinishing • State-of-the-Art Dustless Containment System • Specialize in High Quality, Water-based Finishes • Senior’s Discount

205-299-1835

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• FINISHING • FRAMING • CONCRETE

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS CENTURY Hardwood Floors

GARDENING

Dependable Home

• Yard Repair • Maintenance No Job too Small! Free Estimates

320

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVERS

ALVY

ANVIL Plumbing & Heating

From $45/Hr.

Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140

#1 Service Since 1999 Service and Renovations

Jim Kirk • 604-657-9700 www.anvilplumbing.com

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Jay 604-857-1959

• Quality Paint • Top Workmanship 25 years exp. 3 Coats - Repairs $200/Room • Best Painters in Town 778-545-0098 • 604-377-5423

CHAMPION SERVICES

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299

30 Years experience!

Simon 604-230-0627

Find A New Home To Buy

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

2 coats any colour

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium quality paint.

• Painting • Renovations • Repairs

604-889-8424

Commercial • Residential

www.paintitfixit.ca

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The best part of my job

is helping you complete yours. The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is currently hiring quick learners who are customer service focused to work in our stores across Canada. Many positions available including: • Lumber/Building Materials Associates • Flooring Associates • Décor Associates • Garden Associates • Kitchen & Bath Associates

• Millwork Associates • Special Services Associates • Order Picker Associates • Tool Rental Associates • Packout & Packdown Associates

Join us on the following date at the location listed, and learn to unleash your inner orange.

LANGLEY HOME DEPOT CAREER FAIR: Thursday, February 25, 4pm - 7pm Friday, March 11, 4pm - 7pm 6550 - 200th Street, Langley, BC, V2Y 1P2 If helping people comes to you as naturally as smiling, then our customerfacing career opportunities may be a perfect fit for you. To expedite the application process, please bring your application confirmation # (ends in BR) and 2 pieces of government ID (one with a picture).

Apply online at homedepotjobs.ca/1257

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NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring.

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

PIONEER PAVING 40 Years Exp. Serving the Lower Mainland. Res./Comm./Ind. Free Est. 24 hr. Answering Service. 604 533-5253

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

TOWNHOUSES

NEWLY RENOVATED 3 bdrm. - 1.5 bath on 2 levels

$1100 per month Utilities not Included

Call : MikeTues. - Sat. Between 9:00a.m. 4:30p.m. to set up a day & time to view (604)-792-8317 or email: raamco.ca

778-322-2378 Lower Mainland 604-996-8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 10 years

For Prompt Service Call

GUTTER, ROOF & WINDOW EXPERT

LANGLEY T/H Single Any Health Care Worker. Own bath, Must love dog’s Rent Negotiable Avail. March 1st 778-278-2424 or 778-828-9420 Ref’s Required

www.paintspecial.com

• Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Roof Cleaning • Window Cleaning

ROOMS FOR RENT

Woodbine Townhouses 9252 Hazel St, Chilliwack

MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Our gated 5 acre complex is quiet and family oriented. We have 2 playgrounds available for kids. “Pet- Friendly”

Reach A Larger Audience

*Seniors Disc. *Insured *28 yrs.

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TOWN & COUNTRY Apartments 20740 - 56 Avenue, Langley. Quiet Studio, 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor pool and rec. facility. Includes heat, hot water & parking stall. No Pets. Call for specials 604-530-1912.

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LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-202-5635

• #1 Hedge Trim • #1 Pruning • #1 Tree Cutting • #1 Clean Up & Removal Free Estimates!

PLUMBING

1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1-3 Men

Quality Guaranteed Reasonable Rates

SUPREME HEDGES

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www.affordablemoversbc.com

*Commercial *Industrial *Farms

• Roof Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning • Power Washing Victor 604-589-0356

604-992-3421

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A1 Contracting • Kitchen Cabinets • Bath • Basement • Tilling • Painting • Decks Dhillon 604-782-1936

YOUR ELECTRICIAN

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 563

MISC. WANTED

Have Unwanted Firearms?

Have unwanted or inherited firearms in your possession? Don’t know how to dispose of them safely and legally? Contact Wanstalls and we will come and pick them up and pay you fair value for them. Wanstalls has been proudly serving the Lower Mainland firearms community since 1973. We are a government licensed firearms business with fully certified verifiers, armorers and appraisers.

TRANSPORTATION 845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

56th & Bypass. 1 bdrm, top floor. $1200/mo. Stainless appliances, w/d, perfect condition. Secured parking. N/S. N/P. Avail. March 1 Jim: 604-888-8152

BY VIRTUE OF THE WATREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT WHEREAS, J O S H U A / R A N D I - LY N N RENZMANN In indebited to Clover Towing Ltd for the storage and tow October 28th, 2015 on a 2008 GMC Yukon VIN # 1GKFK63818J185713 there is presently an amount due and owing $2,836.93 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. For more information. Clover Towing Ltd 20291 102 Ave Langley, B.C

Small Ads Get

LANGLEY CITY APARTMENTS 201A FREE: Heat, H/W, Laundry, Prkg. BACHELOR: 1 & 2 Bdrms. Rainbow & Majorca. Call Betsy 604-312-1437 Villa & Stardust Call Michael 604-533-7578 CALL FOR SPECIALS!

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BIG

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

WE ARE GROWING!

Join our NEW Surrey - Newton Location At Denny’s, we value great skills. If you’re looking for a rewarding and fun career experience working with amazing people, we want to meet you. We want you to play a key role as we develop and grow. We’re hiring:

Restaurant Managers Competitive Salary, Bonus & Benefits Package Offered Please apply in person at our Delta location 8487 120th street, Delta BC V4C 6R2 Fax: 604.590.1779 or e-mail: dendelta@telus.net

We are committed to diversity as an equal opportunity employer.

For more information. Clover Towing Ltd 20291 102 Ave Langley, B.C

BY VIRTUE OF THE WATREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT WHEREAS, JAIME LEIGH ANDREWS In indebited to Clover Towing Ltd for the storage and tow November 8th, 2015 on a 2008 Honda Civic VIN # 2HGFG11388H006643 there is presently an amount due and owing $2,459.90 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. For more information. Clover Towing Ltd 20291 102 Ave Langley, B.C

BY VIRTUE OF THE WATREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT

In indebited to Clover Towing Ltd for the storage and tow Oct 22nd, 2015 on a 2007 International VIN # 1HTMMAAM57H382165 there is presently an amount due and owing $5,504.23 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale.

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Whereas;

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Trades • Financing • Permits

In indebited to Clover Towing Ltd for the storage and tow November 16th, 2015 on a 2012 Hyundai Accent VIN # KMHCT4AE8CU180942 there is presently an amount due and owing $2,428.84 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale.

For more information. Clover Towing Ltd 20291 102 Ave Langley, B.C

Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms

Glenbrookhomes.net Chuck 604-830-1960

WHEREAS, ALISTAIR ROWLAND CAMPBELL

WHEREAS, CORONATION VAN LINES

Call today to set up an appointment 604-467-9232

New SRI Manufactured Homes Singles $74,900. Doubles $94,900. Park Spaces Available Repossessions 1974 - 2010

By Virtue of the Watrehouseman’s Lien Act

Brian Watts is indebted to Elite Bailiff Services Ltd. for storage and towing on Ford Galaxie car parts for the Estate of Igor Braderic A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $6,964.12 plus any additional costs of storage and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of March, 2016 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The car parts are currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave, Langley, BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle and parts were placed in storage on October 9, 2015.

For more information call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Whereas;

Brian Watts is indebted to Elite Bailiff Services Ltd. for storage and towing on storage and towing on 1968 Corvette Convertible w/ parts for the Estate of Igor Braderic. A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $6,964.12 plus any additional costs of storage and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of March, 2016 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The car parts are currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave, Langley, BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle and parts were placed in storage on October 9, 2015.

For more information call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM

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LangleyAdvance

A24 Thursday, February 18, 2016

Meet the people ICBC doesn’t want you to meet.

Sharene D. Orstad Partner

LANGLEY OFFICE

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may think ICBC will take care of you. However insurance companies have a vested interest in saving money and reducing costs, not paying you for your pain, loss or inconvenience.

Suite 205, 19978 72nd Ave.

Sharene has been a member of the DBM team for nearly two decades, working to protect the rights of personal injury victims. At the negotiating table or in court, Sharene will present your case in a manner that ICBC adjusters and lawyers will respect and understand.

F: 604-939-7584

Langley, BC V2Y 1R7 T: 604-534-2131

If you are injured and wondering what happens next, call Sharene to set up a free initial consultation about your case. We’re on your side.

www.dbmlaw.ca

604.939.8321

Langley Advance, February 18, 2016  

February 18, 2016 edition of the Langley Advance

Langley Advance, February 18, 2016  

February 18, 2016 edition of the Langley Advance