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Aldergrove pool plans protested By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

A group of Aldergrove residents are organizing a demonstration against the Aldergrove Recreation Centre project. Unanimously approved by Township of Langley Council in June of 2015, following years of public consultations and discussion, the Aldergrove Recreation Centre is under construction at 27032 Fraser Highway, on the site of the former Aldergrove Elementary School. Deconstruction of the derelict school buildings are complete, and site work, including geotechnical reports and other preparations, are ongoing. Tenders have been issued for some of the work, with more tenders to follow. Residents will notice significant construction activity beginning in August and September of this year. Following 18 to 20 months of construction and a commissioning period, the facility is scheduled to open in May of 2018. The new centre will feature a covered 25-metre outdoor pool, a two-level arena, fitness centre, indoor walking surface, and multipurpose rooms. The outdoor water park will include waterslides, tidal pool, current channel, a children’s’ aqua structure, playground, and picnic area. However, there are a number of issues that have been raised over the pool aspect of the project and a campaign continues to seek to change council’s unanimous decision to build the centre. Julia Cremers is one of the organizers of a “peaceful rally to voice our need for an indoor pool in Aldergrove,” set to take place on Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the location of the new rec

centre site, Fraser Highway at and staff costs down by having 270 Street. one set of employees perform “Everyone needs to come the work at the new multi-purout and support, letting the pose centre. Council of Langley Township The new Aldergrove know… (that) we need Recreation Centre is estiwalls not a pool with a draft. mated to cost the Township Langley Council is spend- half a million dollars in annual ing 1.5 million dollars to put subsidies, over and above the a canopy on the new pool; admission fees collected. that money would be bet“Council will not listen to ter spent to put up walls and our emails and letters so we a roof, so the pool could be want to come out in person to used by everyone year round,” show that Aldergrove needs an says Cremers. “Come out and indoor pool, not a pool with a be heard, show your support canopy,” said Cremers. so Langley Council does not “Council gave serious make a huge mistake with consideration to fully enclostheir design of the new pool in ing the pool and making it Aldergrove.” an indoor facility, but there Proponents of an indoor are significant capital costs pool have also expressed the involved, along with even wish that the pool be larger more significant operating than 25-metres, have a deep costs,” said Mayor Jack Froese. end for diving, and that “This facility will be used other aquatic centre facets be by people of all ages and interincluded in the design. ests, all year round, and will However, complement To w n s h i p - not duplicouncil and cate - existadministration ing Township saw the estirecreation mated cost of and aquatic the centre keep opportunirising to $35 ties.” million and Pool promore during test organizer the consultaAlice Swenson tion process as said, “This demands grew, Saturday and scaled we have an back the design oppor tunit y to keep the Pool protest banners will be to show a centre’s con- carried at the demonstration. strong presstruction cost down to $26 ence. To show that families, million. seniors, persons with disabiliAn aquatic centre that ties are on the same page. We opened in Surrey this past all need an indoor pool. A month cost $55 million to common place where all abiliconstruct. ties, ages and income levels None of these capital costs can share in physical activity include operating expenses. year round. Not just seasonKURT LANGMANN PHOTO The Township is consolidat- ally. One of our greatest comThe former Aldergrove Elementary school site has been levelled and fenced off for the ing the Aldergrove swimming munity needs is not being start of construction of the new Aldergrove Recreation Centre on Fraser Highway next to pool, ice arena and commu- addressed by an outdoor pool. 270 Street. Final plans were approved by a unanimous vote of nine Township councillors nity centre aspects at one site It will exclude far too many and mayor last summer and contracts have been awarded to bidders. See plans, page 6. in order to keep maintenance important groups.”

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Things got political during the March meeting of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. Conservative MP for LangleyAldergrove Mark Warawa and John Aldag, Liberal MP, representing the new riding of Cloverdale-Langley City, joined Langley Township and City mayors Jack Froese and Ted Schaffer on the dais at Coast Hotel on Tuesday, as they presented Langley’s version of the state of the union. Each man was given five minutes to speak on topics of their choice before the floor was thrown open to questions. The four politicians were quizzed on transit and related infrastructure, crime and homelessness, legalization of marijuana and a push to extend hours at the Aldergrove border crossing. During his five-minute talk, Warawa, who is opposition critic for seniors, spoke about the implications of an aging population, noting that currently one in six Canadians is a senior and by 2030, that ratio is expected to narrow to one in four. “It’s a dramatic shift; we need to prepare for that day,” he said. Warawa also told the gathering that he has urged Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale to expand the hours of the Aldergrove border crossing to round the clock. The Conservative MP used the last of his five minutes to lobby for a pipeline to move liquid natural gas (LNG) to the west coast, so that it can be shipped to China and replace coal as a cleaner burning option for manufacturing. Offering a quick summary of his first five months in office, Aldag drew attention to a recent town hall meeting held in Langley to discuss physi-

Langley City MayorTed Schaffer (left to right), Township Mayor Jack Froese, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa and Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag were the guest speakers at Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce meeting. cian assisted dying. He also noted the as long as they get it here. I’ll leave out, Aldag warned. arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees in the design to the engineers.” “If we don’t decide quickly and Canada and highlighted an impendHowever, the answer to local tran- (if necessary) get a revised ask in ing tax cut for middle-class work- sit problems includes more buses on quickly, lots of other communities ers, earning between $45,000 and Langley roads as well as rail service, are already asking for the money.” $90,000. Froese stressed. Questioned on legalization of Teasing the March 22 federal Transportation is also a key pri- marijuana, Aldag said recreational budget, Aldag indicated the cur- ority for the City, said Mayor Ted and medical use need to be addressed rent government plans to honour Schaffer. separately. a commitment made by Warawa’s He told the crowd that if he A 2003 study estimated the value Conservatives last July to contrib- had his druthers, SkyTrain would of recreational marijuana in B.C. ute $22.3 million toward a new 216 one day make its way along Fraser alone amounted to about $6 billion. Street interchange. Highway, connecting the existing In the past 13 years that figure “has Acknowledging the Liberals’ line from King George station to the more than likely doubled,” he said. commitment to provide funding for Abbotsford airport Those proceeds go directly to that project, Froese said with funds Metro Vancouver is not the only organized crime and are used to to widen the nearby 208 Street over- region looking for transportation pay for hard drugs and guns, Aldag pass included in the Township’s bud- funding from the federal govern- added, noting that marijuana is easy get, residents can also expect to see ment, noted Aldag. The important for young people to get and is often that construction take place over the thing, he said, is to have a solid pro- laced with dangerous chemicals. next couple of years. posal in place soon. “This is about taking control and Questioned on whether he’d Currently, the proposal is for at- making it less accessible to youth.” prefer to see at-grade light rail grade LRT, he said. If the region’s Concerning medical marijuana or SkyTrain connect Surrey and position changes and SkyTrain is grow ops, Aldag said the goal is to Langley, Froese said it didn’t mat- chosen instead, “I’d have to sell that.” find a balance, where it is available to ter to him as long as something gets While the Liberals have commit- people who need it, without creating built. ted $20 billion for transit over the problems for neighbours. “I don’t care how they get it here, next 10 years, there are a lot of hands “We know it’s an issue that needs

to be worked on sooner (rather) than later. I have no hard answers, but we’re aware the current program for medical marijuana is not working and needs to be revisited.” The final question to the four candidates asked each to address the issue of homelessness. Noting the previous federal government contributed to Langley’s Gateway of Hope shelter, Warawa said homelessness is primarily an issue for local and provincial governments. Aldag said he believes there is a role for the government of Canada to play and noted that social infrastructure is one of three areas, including transit and green infrastructure, to which the feds have committed $20 billion each over the next 10 years. The City is working to address the problem through its task force on homelessness, said Schaffer. Among its recommendations — which will go next to a public safety committee — is a call for a multi-jursidictional approach “It’s difficult as a small city. We only have so much tax money to go around, said Schaffer. “That’s why we need provincial and federal help. Homelessness is not an issue that just stops at the border, said Froese, but one that needs to be addressed at all levels of government. Some people are not housed because they don’t want to be housed, he said. “It’s a problem that will never go away . . . (so) we need to have meaningful services in place. “I look at them as residents of the Township. They’re just as important as anyone else and we need to help them. "There’s no quick fix.”

Langley school district superintendent Hoffman recruited by province By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

Langley Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Hoffman has accepted a position with the B.C. Ministry of Education. The popular district leader will join a team of field-based educators, dedicated to working with school districts around the province on the three-year implemen-

tation of the new B.C. curriculum. Hoffman’s secondment is for a two-year period, commencing May 1. She will be in transition through May and June, while completing current projects in the district, including consultation about the proposed catchment changes on the Willoughby slope. Effective May 1, assistant

superintendent Gord Stewart, who has 27 years of experience in the district, will be appointed acting superintendent of schools. A search to select his replacement as assistant superintendent will commence soon. “The board is very grateful for the significant leadership Suzanne has provided to the district over the past four years,” said

Board of Education chair Robert McFarlane. “Her dedication and her collaborative, inclusive and caring style have created a true sense of ‘community’ in our district and we thank her for that and wish her all the best in her secondment.” Hoffman took on the position of superintendent as the school district was paying off a large

deficit that had been caused by human error. It was also a time when the public’s trust in the district leadership was not strong, amid controversial changes to H.D. Stafford from a high school to a middle school as well as some school closures. Hoffman focused on full transparency and public consultation in all changes within the district.

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Outstanding community contributor passes Randy Hagen of Aldergrove passed away in his 59th year after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Randy was born in Nanaimo but left his mark on the Aldergrove community in many ways. Randy and wife Debbie had just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this month, in the company of their sons Ryan and Tod, daughter Devon, and many extended family members. Over a period of 18 years Randy and Debbie had fostered many children in their home, as many as five at any time, and many of these now grown foster kids still keep in contact with the Hagen family. Randy also played an important role in the development of Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association, where he served as coach alongside Scott Cleeve and Mike Toth. He recreated the AMHA’s juvenile hockey program and over 10 years

coached many AMHA youth players. Randy had worked in the modular building industry for almost 40 years, including Atco for 30 years. Randy had originally opened Atco’s office in Aldergrove next to Otter Co-op, then travelled the world, from Australia to Iceland to Dubia, representing the industry, before working the past seven years at the Horizon North modular factory in Kamloops. He was still travelling to work at Horizon North when his cancer was diagnosed last year. Over the past year Randy had come through 11 chemotherapy rounds, however, an intense new radiation program had taken its toll on him. Randy passed away at home in Aldergrove on March 16. Many family members, friends, and others whom Randy had a profound influence on are expected at the funeral service for Randy, Saturday, April 2, 1 p.m. at the Sts. Joachim and Ann parish in Aldergrove.

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Her Brothers nominated for yet another award

By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove pop trio Her Brothers is among the over 40 artists and advocates nominated for the 12th annual Arty Awards this coming month. The Arty Awards are hosted annually by the Abbotsford Arts Council to recognize and showcase local artistic excellence in individuals of all ages across multiple genres, ranging from visual art and writing to performance and the culinary arts, as well as community arts advocacy. This year’s awards will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 9, at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. It will celebrate the wealth of artistic talent and the significant impact artists have on our community. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. This year, the Arty Awards theme will be a tribute to the 1980s. Attendees are strongly encouraged to dress for the occasion with your best ‘80s-inspired look. Tickets are available online at artyawards2016. eventbrite.ca. All ticket sales go to supporting this and event and showing gratitude to our local community and its talented artists. The Abbotsford Arts

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The band Her Brothers are Gabe Penner (lead vocals, guitar), Josh Penner (bass guitar), and Levi Penner (drums). Council announce this year’s Arty Awards nominees: Christine Caldwell Arts Advocate: Alisha Deddens, Asger Hansen, Kim Janzen, Aymee Leake. Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts (Traditional Media): Kathleen Fowlstone, Cynthia Frenette, Jeffrey Rasmussen, Jeff Stackhouse, Shannon Thiesen, Carmen West. Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts (Digital Media & Photography): Brittany Cardinal, Sharaless Prang, Andrew Simpson. Outstanding PostSecondary Student Artist: Valerie Franklin, Candice Okada, Kendra Schellenberg.

Julie Loland Outstanding Student Artist: Allistair Bevan, Manvir Gill, Ella McCallum. Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts: Kristin Van Vloten, Carrie Wachsmann. Kelly Meade Outstanding Artist in Performing Arts (Dance): Lineke Van Kleek, Jennifer Wilford. Outstanding Artist in Performing Arts (Music): Simon Bridgefoot, Her Brothers, Joel Noftle, Sylvia Platters. Outstanding Artist in Performing Arts (Theatre): Jay Danzigar, Dani Dejong, Andrew Gillott, Mark Kroeker, Kelly Shackleford. Outstanding Arts Organization: Business

in Black, Devon Clifford Music Foundation, Louden Singletree Literary Magazine. Brodeur’s Bistro Outstanding Artist in the Culinary Arts: Cassie Crocco, Jason Dyckstra, Tim Garofano, Jeff Massey, Crystal Reddy, Kristina & Johannes Van Vloten. Honourable Mentions: Rod Barker, Janelle Fitz, Cat Janzen, Lianne Mitchell, Aaron Young. For additional information, contact the Abbotsford Arts Council office by phone at 604852-9358, by email at katie@abbotsfordartscouncil.com, or visit website at abbotsfordartscouncil.org and learn more.

Her Brothers stand up for ‘sisters’ Aldergrove Star

Her Brothers is a Canadian alternative rock band from Aldergrove. Together since 2008, Gabe Penner (lead vocals, guitar), Josh Penner (bass guitar), and Levi Penner (drums) have performed at a variety of venues and events along the West Coast of North America including fairs, cafés, community events, universities, and churches. They have opened up for big name acts such as Jerry Doucette and Dal Richards as well as have been winners of “Best Performer” and “Best Band”. Their debut album, SHE, released January of 2015, is a mixture of the melodic hooks of Vampire Weekend with the anthe-

mic textures of U2 and flavours of Jack White throughout. “Music isn’t so much an end, but a means to an end; music is a vehicle for which to carry a message, and if we find ourselves singing these songs out night after night with each other, it only fits that these songs would be about something we believe in: Hope,” says Gabe Penner. Between January and March 2013, Gabe traveled through southeast Asia with a film crew documenting stories and experiencing life as it is for millions in that corner of our world. The images of poverty, women being offered for sale, and the attitudes of people who thrive off a caste system designed to keep gift-

ed and amazing human beings from reaching their potential, will be indelibly etched in Gabe’s memory. “All I could think was, “What if this was my little sister?’ It’s only a matter of place and time, and that shouldn’t have to dictate someone’s future.” With a dream to lead and inspire men to stand up for, encourage, and become positive male influences in the lives of women in our world who either don’t have a voice or simply can’t speak up for themselves, the name Her Brothers just made sense for them considering Gabe, Josh and Levi are also the older brothers to their own sister. “It’s time that men stood up in the fight for women’s rights and gender equality,” adds Gabe.

Mt. Lehman Cemetery to double in size Aldergrove Star

Construction is underway to double the size of the City of Abbotsford’s Mount Lehman cemetery. In addition to increasing the number of burial plots, the

improvements will see the building of a columbarium for funeral urns, with two more to be constructed later. A scattering garden, decorative fencing and on-street parking are also being added.

The cemetery – located on Taylor Road in the city’s far northwestern corner – will be closed during construction, with completion of the project anticipated in mid-April. Budget for the project is $319,000.


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anyone wants to put up a greenhouse, or barn, or a shed for their livestock, or a place to harvest their production, rather than just going through a building permit and dealing with staff under the building code, we’re putting another impediment on them.” Richter countered his argument, saying the intent of her motion is “not about garden sheds, this is about densifying an area over an unconfined shallow aquifer that — by the way — feeds the Salmon River, which is our most prestigious and prolific salmon bearing vehicle that we have in the Township. “So I think there is a need for us to be a little more considerate relative to the natural environment that we are so blessed to have here in Langley … I’m sorry, I think it’s not about garden sheds, Mr. Mayor, I think that’s being flippant about an area that’s important to our Township.” Coun. Michelle Sparrow said a “more fruitful discussion at CPC would be beneficial,” and asked it be referred to CPC. The referral passed with Mayor Froese, Coun. Angie Quaale and Coun. Bob Long opposed.

Township, it’s sitting on top of a very important aquifer in the Township.” When a property is already zoned, clustering the housing creates pockets of residences but leaves larger tracts as open space. For example, a 10-acre parcel could have 10, 1-acre lots or 10 clustered homes on 2.5 acres with 7.5 acres left as open space, explained Township CAO Mark Bakken. Other members of council pointed out that turning this into a mandatory development permit area could have unintended consequences. Residents wanting to simply build a shed or a deck on their property could be negatively impacted. Mayor Jack Froese likened it to “shoot(ing) a fly with a cannon,” and said he does not support the idea, not even for discussion at CPC. “I don’t support this at all. I think if we are going to be doing something like this it should be throughout the entire Township of Langley,” Froese said. “So now we’re putting another impediment on agriculture. So if

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Township of Langley council will consider taking a closer look at development pressures in the rural Salmon River Uplands area, after a motion from Coun. Kim Richter was referred to the Council Priorities Committee (CPC). At the Feb. 15 afternoon council meeting, Richter presented a motion, inspired by an email from a local resident, asking staff to create a report on the feasibility of making the Salmon River Uplands a mandatory development permit area. Development Permits are limited to consideration of form, character and siting of structures. This would encompass land over the Hopington aquifer, from roughly 232 Street to 256 Street, and Fraser Highway to 72 Avenue, Richter said. As new developments are being constructed — such as Hyde Canyon Estates Homes, located on the former Tuscan Farms near 248 Street at 61 Avenue, and Robertson Ranch Estates, located near 248 Street on 44 Avenue — Richter believes the resident’s suggestion is timely. “I actually think that that’s a very good idea because more and more over the last little while we’ve seen this trend towards strata type development, which means they’re putting in the smaller roads (and) they’re clustering housing,” Richter said. “People have been accumulating land in the area, and right now our approving officer has a great deal of flexibility in what the approving officer can and cannot do,” said Richter. “So I think this was a way to make sure that the neighbourhood character is not lost with this push towards stratified, clustertype development that we’re seeing in the Salmon River Uplands. It’s a very important part of the

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On February 29, Township of Langley Council unanimously voted to authorize expenditure of $1,574,654 for the addition of a canopy over the pool area of the Aldergrove Recreation Centre (ARC). The covering, which will feature a roof structure with lighting, supported by steel columns, will be included in the current construction project and funded through the Township’s Land Capital Reserve. The canopy will provide shelter over the six-lane, 25-metre outdoor pool, but will not include walls. “The pool at the Aldergrove Recreation Centre will provide a unique, outdoor experience that can be enjoyed year round,” said Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese. “The year-round pool will be heated, including throughout the fall and winter, by using excess energy produced from cooling the ice in the adjacent arena. Visitors can do laps and take aquatic classes with the added benefit of fresh air and beautiful surroundings.” In December of 2015, Council decided to spend $280,066 for structural enhancements to the base building and footings that will allow for

future construction of a canopy. They requested further information before deciding whether to include the canopy itself in the current construction project, or add it on in the future. On Feb. 29, following a presentation from Township staff and the Project Team, Council opted to move forward with the canopy at this time. Approved by Township of Langley Council in June of 2015, the Aldergrove Recreation Centre will be constructed at 27032 Fraser Highway, on the site of the former Aldergrove Elementary School. Deconstruction of the school is complete, and site work, including geotechnical reports and other preparations, are ongoing. Residents will begin to notice significant construction activity beginning in August and September of this year. Following 18 to 20 months of construction and a commissioning period, the facility is scheduled to open in May of 2018. Along with the outdoor pool, the ARC will feature a two-level 550-seat arena, fitness centre, indoor walking surface, and multipurpose rooms. The outdoor water park will include waterslides, tidal pool, current channel, a children’s’ aqua structure, playground, and picnic area.

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A canopy roof over the Aldergrove Recreation Centre’s swimming pool and hot tubs will be built for the facility’s opening in May of 2018. See details of water play facilities on page 7 of this issue. An environmentally conscious project, the complex will be home to the Aldergrove Kodiaks hockey team, Aldergrove Minor Hockey, the Aldergrove Figure Skating club, and an anticipated Aldergrove Swim Club.

Froese noted that the Recreation Centre will draw people from throughout the region to downtown Aldergrove and be a great step towards revitalizing Aldergrove’s Downtown Core.


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Crackdown coming on passing school bus By TOM FLETCHER Aldergrove Star

The B.C. government is preparing to increase penalties for drivers who pass school buses while children are getting on or off. “We’ve had 14 children injured, thankfully none killed, in the last five years,” said Transportation Minister Todd Stone. “There are still far too many motorists who are not getting the message of just how important it is to slow down in school zones and certainly not pass a school bus when the lights are flashing.” Stone said school districts and local governments have been calling for increased penalties. Police in B.C. have issued 1,100 tickets for failing to stop for a school bus for the past five years, with 14 injuries during that time. The current B.C. penalty is $167 fine and three demerit points, the same as disobeying a school crossing guard.

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At left is appearance of Aldergrove Recreation Centre from Fraser Highway and above is detail of the aquatic facilities. The outdoor water park will include waterslides, tidal pool, current channel, a children’s’ aqua structure, playground, and picnic area. The canopy will provide shelter over the six-lane, 25-metre outdoor pool, but will not include walls.

B.C.’s minimum wage will get an extra bump in September because of improved economic growth, Jobs Minister Shirley Bond says. Bond issued a statement Friday saying the new rate will be announced this spring, and it will go beyond the current annual increase based on the federal Consumer Price Index. “The scheduled increase, based on this year’s B.C. CPI, does not reflect the economic circumstances of the prov-

ince,” Bond said. The formula added 20 cents to the hourly minimum wage last September, bringing it to $10.45 an hour. The rate for restaurant and pub servers, discounted due to tip income, went up from $9 to $9.20. The B.C. Federation of Labour, which led a “10 bucks sucks” campaign to promote an increase that took effect in 2010, is now calling for a $15 minimum wage. Using the CPI formula, it might take until 2034 for to reach $15, the federation says.


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The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley (the “Township”) hereby gives notice of its intention: 1. To transfer to the Board of Education of School District No. 35 (Langley) (the “School District”) all of the right, title and interest of the Township in the lands shown as “Township Exchange Lands” on the map shown below as Schedule “A” (the “Map”) in exchange for the School District transferring to the Township all of the right, title and interest of the School District in the lands shown as “School District Exchange Lands” on the Map. 2. To sell to the School District all of the right, title and interest of the Township in the lands shown as “Township Sale Lands” on the Map for the sum of $6,908,000, exclusive of taxes.

Aldergrove Community Centre 26770 - 29 Avenue Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue Fire Hall 6 22170 - 50 Avenue Operations Centre 4700 - 224 Street

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Land Clearing Debris Permits: • Are NOT available to properties less than 1.7 hectare (4.2 acres) • Are ONLY available at Fire Hall 6, 22170 - 50 Avenue, Murrayville • Applicants MUST meet the METRO VANCOUVER and WASTE MANAGEMENT prerequisites of clearances, time limits, and recycling • Fires MAY have to be accelerated by the use of forced air techniques • Permits will be SITE SPECIFIC of SHORT DURATION and INSPECTION may be required prior to issuance. CALL FOR INFORMATION • Permit fee is $250 Township Fire Department Administration: 604.532.7500 Emergency: 9-1-1

Green Building Permit Rebate Program Offers Incentives for Energy Efficient Construction The Township of Langley offers the following building permit fee rebates for new residential construction projects constructed to the following EnerGuide ratings: • $750 for single family dwellings constructed to EG 80 • $150 for each townhouse, row house, manor house, or duplex unit constructed to EG 82 Participants who elect to participate in this voluntary program will also receive a complimentary EnerGuide plan evaluation conducted by a Certified Energy Advisor. Robert Baker Community Development Division 604.533.6018 rbaker@tol.ca tol.ca/greenbuilding

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The Township of Langley is holding an open house to present the draft preferred land use concept for the Smith Neighbourhood Plan. The plan provides a more sustainable neighbourhood through the provision of: • a range of housing opportunities and choices • a walkable neighbourhood • the necessary commercial support services for the neighbourhood in the form of mixed use • preservation of open space, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas • a variety of transportation choices Residents, property and business owners, and other stakeholders in the community are all encouraged to attend the open house and provide input.

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Traffic Calming Open House: 208A Street and 71A Avenue Legal descriptions of the “Township Exchange Lands”, the “School District Exchange Lands” and the “Township Sale Lands” may be obtained from Scott Thompson Manager of the Property Services Department, at 604.533.6138 or sthompson@tol.ca. Scott Thompson Manager, Property Services Department 604.533.6138 sthompson@tol.ca

langley events centre Coming Events Vancouver Stealth NLL Lacrosse Sat Apr 2 7:00pm vs. Toronto Rock Pre-game party before each home game at 5:30pm in the Fox Hole Bring your helmet and gloves to participate in postgame activities with Stealth players on the turf. Shoot at Stealth goalies, pass with the players and more. BC Minor Lacrosse Kids* wearing their jerseys GET IN FREE! Ticket Office opens at 2:00PM so arrive early to guarantee your seats. *Children attending must be accompanied by an adult. The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • LangleyEventsCentre.com

The Township of Langley Engineering Division will host an open house to present information on the traffic calming process and present traffic calming design options for 208A Street and 71A Avenue. Residents will be asked to fill out a questionnaire that will help the Township of Langley develop a preferred design option for traffic calming measures in this location. Date: Time: Place: Address:

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public notice Walnut Grove Pool Closed April 2 & 3 for Aquatic Event Swimming Pools The 50 metre pool will be closed Saturday, April 2 from 6am to 9pm and Sunday, April 3 from 8am to 9pm to accommodate a competitive swimming event. The leisure pool, adult hot tub, therapy hot tub, sauna, and steam room will remain open. The weight room/cardio room will also remain open. Hours are: Saturday, April 2 6am – 9pm Sunday, April 3 8am – 9pm For other Township pool options, visit tol.ca/swim. Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division Walnut Grove Community Centre 604.882.0408

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Aldergrove Athletic Park was abuzz with senior men’s and women’s teams from across the region in competition in the half dozen divisions at last weekend’s Barry Bauder Spring Fling Tournament. Results were not available at presstime; see next week’s Aldergrove Star for more.

The Aldergrove Bears fought hard for their Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association Bantam C Fraser Valley West playoff championship banner with a 4-2 final score over Cloverdale C2 on March 5. The Bears roster is Henry Brown, Brian Carlson, Jake Corbett-Purcell, Connor Galbraith, Cooper Giesbrecht, David Gillis, Caleb Gregory, Jedd Knutson, Nicholas Lacey, Kyle McCrae, Brayden Schwan-Toews, Noah Van Santen, Matthew Wright, Josh Taylor and Nate Vansanten. Coach is Brent Carlson, assistant coaches are Dave Wright and Andy Corbett, manager is Melanie Wright and HSCP is Colin Lacey.

WHL Giants rumoured to make move to LEC By GARY AHUJA Aldergrove Star

Rumours of the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants moving to the Langley Events Centre continue to circulate. And a recent visit from Ron Toigo has done nothing to quell them. The Vancouver Giants owner was seen at the LEC on March 5 during the Vancouver Stealth National Lacrosse League game. The LEC was also hosting three provincial high school basketball championships that night, which could have allowed him to see how

the facility operates when hosting multiple events. Toigo was not available for an interview when contacted by the Langley Times. But he did talk about the relocation rumours when he spoke on the radio on March 4. “(The LEC) is a beautiful building,” he said on TSN 1040’s Afternoon Show. “The size is just the thing we are questioning, whether we can make it work at that size with the overhead we run.” The LEC has capacity for 5,276 spectators. The Giants do have some his-

tory with the LEC, having played six games at the venue in 2010 when the team was displaced during the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Vancouver also played a preseason game here last September, and that game left an impression as more than 1,900 fans came out to watch. “That kind of opened our eyes; that is pretty good support for an exhibition game,” Toigo said. By comparison, the Giants had 536 fans for one home pre-season game and 354 for their other at the Pacific Coliseum. With two home games remaining

in the season, Vancouver is averaging 5,035 fans per home game. Last year, that number was 5,815 per game. Toigo hasn’t ruled anything out and admitted it would be difficult to leave the Coliseum,where the team has played since entering the WHL in 2001, including winning a Memorial Cup as the top Canadian junior hockey team in 2006. He did say that playing in Surrey — at a proposed 5,000-seat rink to be build by the Scott Road SkyTrain Station — would be the team’s first choice. The rink proposal was shelved by Surrey city council.

“At the end of the day, that would be the best scenario overall,” Toigo said. “(But) that is not in the cards for now.” “We are still working with the Coliseum to try and see if we can make things work there, but we have a ways to go,” he said. “We can’t carry on with the way things have been the last few years.” He did admit a better on-ice product is crucial to the team’s success. “At the end of the day, people want to see a team win and they want to be entertained and we haven’t done a lot of that lately.”

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Pro boxing comes to Langley April 1 with the return of Langley’s Sarah Pucek to the boxing ring. Pucek holds the Canadian Featherweight championship and will face tough southpaw Stephanie Essensa from Red Deer Alberta in a non-title bout. Pucek has been ranked as high as #10 in the world by the WBC, however, has been inactive recently due to school commitments. Although she is still in collage she has reduced her work load, allowing her to continue her promising boxing career. Pucek has done most of her boxing in the U.S. and was an attraction at the Emerald Queen Casino Complex between 2008 and 2012. She hopes to build the same following in her hometown if

possible. Sarah is a Langley girl and has lived in both Aldergrove and Fort Langley. Her roots are very much in this community. She works for Thunderbird Equestrian Centre. Thunderbird has sponsored her and supports her boxing career in all ways possible. Her long time trainer Dave Allison says Pucek can win a world title if she allows for time to develop her timing. “She needs fights and we need to keep her busy,” says Allison. “She is a dedicated athlete with a work ethic second to none. She also possesses natural ability that is rare, this matched with her athleticism is a great combination. At 28 she is in her prime and came back to the sport with a great attitude,” says Allison.

The Pucek/Essensa fight will be a five-round fight and the only pro fight on the card. Essensa will be the first southpaw Pucek has ever faced and since Essensa’s only loss is to former world champion Lindsay Garbatt she is going to be formidable. Pucek has never lost a featherweight fight and has been sparring with world renowned kickboxing champion Farinaz Lari, who is a southpaw. The amateur semi main even will be a rematch between Ari Ashari, the B.C. Super Welterweight champion who will be rematched with Josh Wright the former champion. The two fought on March 11 in a very close fight in what many fans thought went to the wrong guy. This amateur fight will be accompanied with other ama-

teur fights including a fourround elimination between Tyson Gemby and Cody Robertson in a super middleweight fight. The winner will fight Branden Kim for Kim’s City title on May 6. There will be an amateur undercard that will feature all senior boxers and six amateur bouts are expected. The fights take place at the Coast Convention Centre in downtown Langley. Parking is free and there is a bar service at the venue. The doors open at 7 and the action starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are general $40, ringside $60, and kids 12 years and under are free. Ringside tickets only can be reserved by calling 604-5307897 or email cityfite@telus. net.

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Every parent knows what it feels like to need a break. #1 BRUNCH!! Of course you love your children but you also need time alone or as a couple just to refresh and renew. For parents of children living with complex care needs, getting that break is never simple. Everything from a trip to the grocery store to planning a holiday must 604-625-1178 include concern for 27279 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove wheelchair accessibility, the availability of medical equipment, or how a child’s health might be compromised. Providing around-the-clock care can be exhausting for parents of children with disabilities. Bradner residents, Doug and Andrea Froese have lived this reality. Complications during his birth left their son Matthew with multiple challenges; he was completely dependent on others for every aspect of daily living. Despite this, Matthew was deeply loved and brought great joy to his family and friends. “Matthew had a gentle spirit,” his parents say. “He had a way of getting into your heart and We'll Make You A Fan! grabbing hold of it.” Sadly, on August 14, Aldergrove 26310 Fraser Highway - 604-607-0713 19700 Langley ByPass - 604-534-5233 2010, Matthew took his 7417777

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the whole family,” says Andrea. Shannon Aziz has two girls who live with cerebral palsy with atrophy of the cerebellum, which means that they require round-the-clock care. Bringing the girls to Matthew’s House has had a big impact on their family. They’ve had to outfit their own home with overhead lifts for transferring, shower and toilet commodes, standing frames, walkers, and wheelchairs. Finding a respite home that is equipped to care for her daughters has been a blessing. “Being able to bring our daughters to Matthew’s House means we can do typical family things, like going shopping or to a movie,” Shannon says. “It allows us to spend more time with our other daughter.” None of this would have been possible without Doug and Andrea’s tireless efforts. They rallied support from individuals, community partners and both municipal and provincial governments. Matthew’s House is a testimony to their vision and the support of a community that has made this resource possible to other

Langley—Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa has joined other members of the 2016 Langley Environmental Hero Nominations Committee in calling for nominations for the tenth annual Environmental Hero awards. All Langley residents are invited to submit nominations before the May 13 deadline. “This year is a milestone for the Langley Environmental Hero Awards,” said Warawa. “For ten years we have highlighted the important work of those who give their time and energy to promote environmental stewardship in Langley. Since its inception, well over a hundred Langley residents

or organizations have been nominated and recognized for their contributions to our community. This year, on the tenth anniversary of the awards, we are especially pleased to invite all Langley residents to nominate their Environmental Hero.” This year, winners will be announced on Saturday, June 11, at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, and will be acknowledged with a plaque and a heritage apple tree to be planted in their honour. The three categories include youth, individual, and group or business. This year’s nominations committee has been expanded to include more community leaders who encourage environmental stewardship in Langley. The new

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Some of the top names to emerge from B.C.’s country music industry will be honoured in Langley next month when the B.C. Country Music Association brings its Hall of Fame show to Cascades Casino. Now in its 30th year, the Hall of Fame is welcoming in 11 new inductees: Red Robinson, Ray Ramsay, Denny Eddy, Laurie Thain, Mike Norman, Farmer’s Daughter, Gerry Leiske, Tammy Ray, Redd Volkaert, John McLaughlin and Ron Sanders. “They’re legends,” said Linda Corscadden, vice presi-

dent of BCCMA. “It’s years put into the country music industry so we like to reward them. It’s not just artists, it’s behind the scenes industry folks as well. “The industry folk don’t get the recognition they need as much as the artists do.” The inductees are handselected by a panel of BCCMA members, based on their impact to B.C.’s country music industry. Their focus is hyper-local. To be considered for the award, music makers must have worked in B.C. for many years, or have started their career in B.C. before venturing to larger

markets, Corscadden said. “If we don’t have the artists we have no music. If we don’t have music, it’s pretty lonely out there. Music is healing to the soul, I think, and I think that’s a big part of it for sure,” she said. This year’s show, which is happening April 10, is featuring performances by Denny Eddy, Laurie Thain, Tammy Ray and Jess Lee, a special medley sung by Farmer’s Daughter and a musical tribute to the late Mike Norman, who wrote or cowrote many hit songs for local artists. “I’m just excited, I think it’s a big reunion with this group

that we have this year, because a lot of them have worked together closely for many years,” Corscadden said. “Everybody knows everybody, and we’re a big family. So when we do any type of show — whether it’s our Hall of Fame or our awards show — every year is a big reunion. It’s pretty cool, I love it.” The Hall of Fame show is being held at Cascade Casino’s Summit Theatre. Doors open at 1 p.m., show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) and are available at Casino Guest Services at 604-530-2211 and online at www.ticketweb.ca.

Grand tour of northern India in support of LMH Aldergrove Star

Proud Langley residents Bob and Nimi Sangha have joined hands with Bestway Tours & Safaris to put together a 16-day grand tour of northern India, timed to occur during Diwali (Festival of Lights) in 2016. Have you ever thought about visiting Northern India? What better way to do that than to be personally escorted by hosts who speak the language and understand

the customs? A portion of the tour fee will be donated to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation and each participant will receive a $500 tax receipt. This unique opportunity to support Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation will cover several UNESCO World Heritage sites and will visit Amritsar, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. Bob is the proud owner of Surlang

Bob and Nimi Sangha of Langley. Medicine Centre and to their mom that they he and his wife, Nimi, made a $2,000 donation are long-time Langley for shower chairs for the residents. After a recent Family Practice Teaching visit at Langley Memorial Unit. This 18-bed unit Hospital, Bob and his offers care to frail, elderly family were so grateful patients aged 85-plus for the care provided who do not have a family

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Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers perform for the Seniors Old Time Fiddle Dance this Saturday afternoon at Aldergrove OAP Hall. See listing on this page for details. set out to welcome cars, vendors, concession, 50/50, car show tshirt sales and more. Preregistration for cars is $10 and is now open and available in person at the school office from 7:45-3:15 Monday-Friday or online through www.brownpapertickets.com. For sponsorship or vending opportunities contact Marlene Yakabuski at 604-612-7645. TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – a non profit weight loss support group. There is a meeting Monday night and Tuesday morning in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138 or Lynda at 604856-8014. The Lonely - tribute to Roy Orbison, Sunday, May 15 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www. ticketweb.ca. Connect Now Aldergrove business networking group meets fourth Wednesday of each month, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Aldergrove White Spot Restaurant, 3070 - 264 St. Reservations required. See website: https://www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com/ events/#!event/2016/3/23/ connect-now-aldergrove Friday Night Dances - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Live Bands. Come for fun, friendship and exercise to Abbotsford Social Activity Ass’n., 33889 Essendene St., Abbotsford. See website: abbysocialactivityassoc.com Health Seminar - by Australian Nutritionist Oscar Sande, Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley, (in the Block Lecture Hall). All-ages, $20 per day includes parking, lecture and lunch. The Weight Connection presentations on weight-loss. Order your ticket at weight-connection.eventbrite.ca or call 604856-9472. Abra Cadabra - tribute to ABBA, Thursday, May 19 at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604530-2211) and www.ticketweb. ca. Income Tax Clinics – Do you need assistance with preparing your tax return? If your return is straightforward, and you are low income, you can book a half-hour appointment with a community volunteer and have your tax return filed free of charge on Tuesdays to April 26, between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Muriel Arnason Library. Appointment times must be booked: visit the library at 130 - 20338 - 65 Ave. or calling 604-532-3590. BCCMA Hall of Fame Show feature performances by Denny Eddy, Laurie Thain, Farmer’s Daughter, Tammy Ray, Jess Lee

and more, Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m. at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www. ticketweb.ca. A Night Of Bowie - the definitive David Bowie tribute, Thursday, March 31 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca. Conversation Circles - at Aldergrove Library. If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place then join us for weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food, current events and other topics. Held in partnership with Langley Community Services Society. Please pre-register. Thursdays, ongoing, 10 a.m. – noon. Port Kells Art Club Classes every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. New members all levels of experience welcome. Annual membership $30. Club exhibits three to four times per year. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy. in Langley. Info: Linda Hamilton at 604-287-6799. ZZ Top - With Guests Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets (incl. GST) $35, $65, $85 (plus FMF & service charges). Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets. Gord Bamford & Joe Nichols “Certified Country Tour” Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Abbotsford Centre. Charge by phone 1-855985-5000, also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets $39.50, $59.50, $74.50 (incl. GST, plus FMF and service charges). ESL Classes - free English as a second language classes every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 2035 - 264 St. All are welcome, no charge. Info: 604-856-5393. Chris Tomlin - Sunday, May 22, 6 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets: $25, $35, $55, $75 (incl. GST plus FMF & service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-9855000, ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets. Singalong Songfests - join in or listen while the Autumn-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalongs in Abbotsford, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Instruments invited at the ASAA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St, Abbotsford. Info: Ed 604-853-8624. Aldergrove Veterans & Seniors

55+ Drop In Centre – join us at 27247 Fraser Hwy. We prepare a full, hot, home cooked meal including tea, coffee and dessert which we start serving at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by games. Great place to meet new people, drop in for a coffee to see what we are all about. Open 10 a.m., Tuesday to Friday. Carpet Bowling - at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 Street, on Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Cost per person is $1. Partners Bridge - every Friday except second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 St. Newcomers welcome. Cost $2. Info: 604607-0504. Ham Radio Luncheon - open to any amateur radio operator, third Monday of every month; 11:15 a.m. at Andreas Restaurant, 202 St. and 56 Ave. Pay your own bill, talk as long as you like. Info: 604-514-3851. Square Dance Classes - Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, Fraser Hwy. at 273 Street. Singles and couples welcome, free admission, first three dances no experience. Info: call Tyler, 604-590-9039. Aldergrove Toastmasters Leaders Club - meet the first and third Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8 p.m., upstairs room on the far right, 26245 - 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: president Millie McConnell, 604-825-3334. Celtic Thunder - Irish music phenomenon bring Legacy to Abbotsford Centre, Wednesday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating. All ages. Tickets (incl. GST) $65, $75 (plus FMF and service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at all Ticketmaster outlets. Website: www.livenation. com Yoga in the Country - at Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. Abbotsford, Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. All levels welcome. Drop in fee $6 per session, bring a yoga mat. Certified instructors. Glen Valley Watershed Society – Is the future of our local streams health important to you? Join a group of interesting, passionate people that are looking for others with the same interests in NE Langley/NW Abbotsford - to protect our waterways to ensure a healthy environment. Info: Lisa at stewardship@leps.bc.ca Aldergrove Toastmasters meets every Monday, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in room 125. Boost your self confidence; become a better speaker and have fun. Info: Vicki Austad, 604-856-5970. Volunteer Drivers Needed - to help seniors. No special insurance needed. Kilometres reimbursed. Call Janice at 604-5303020 Ext 302.


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Long time Langley Township resident Jim Davis passed away peacefully January 10 2016. Jim first moved to the Fraser Valley with his parents in 1944. He worked in the logging industry and later ran his own construction company in the oil and gas industry near Edmonton. Jim worked for BC Hydro as a backhoe operator when he and his family moved back to Aldergrove in 1962. He coached lacrosse, hockey and was a referee. Jim was a long time member of the Aldergrove Lion’s Club and was active in Jackman Manor and Lions Grove. He enjoyed panning for gold, exploring ghost towns, using his home sawmill and working on his backhoe. Always there to help a neighbor or someone in need, his generosity, laughter and kindness will be dearly missed. Jim is survived by his children Pam (Doug), Sid (Dar), Carol, Janice (David) grand kids and great grand kids.

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Oranya Farm Holdings Ltd. at 26965 - 20th Ave Aldergrove, BC V4W-2P2 are hiring for their Agriculture division, full time Poultry Barn supervisor. Must have good knowledge of poultry farming, health programs & breeding programs. Must be a in barn team leader and be able handle all aspects of running and maintaining day to day operation inside barns including health reports. Must have an understanding of biosecurity principles and foreign poultry diseases. Must be able to speak and write English for daily reports. Will be required to control workers times, scheduling and planing. Must be willing to work night shifts and weekends. Must have 2-5 years previous experience as a team leader/Supervisor in a farm setting or possess a degree or diploma in Agriculture. Wages; Depend on experience. starting rate $16.00 per hour. for 180 hours per month. Please submit a resume: Fax: 604-846-6636 attn. HR Manager. Or apply by email: to Integrityrecruitment@ dccnet.com

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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.

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

Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms

REAL ESTATE

OFFICE/RETAIL

SOUTH Surrey Office 2100 sf with 5 offices, reception & boardroom. Ample parking. $3700/mo. (604)828-4082

750

SUITES, LOWER

ALDERGROVE: 1 bdrm bsmt suite, with w/d. N/S, N/P. $800 incl utils. Avail now. Call (604)856-5895

751

SUITES, UPPER

BRAND new, one bdrm, walkout bsmt suite. In-suite laundry & dishwasher. Own parking spot. No smoking, no pets. $1050/month. Option to add space with detached accessory building making it two bedroom and two bath. Add’l $450 to add on. By 144 st & hwy 10. 604.825.7936

TRANSPORTATION

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 845

Supersoil Spring Sale - Super Savings on gardening products. www.supersoil.ca (604)888-8881

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Punjabi/Hindi speaking an asset.

Apply within between 4pm-8pm or email: smgrewal@hotmail.ca or Phone 604-300-1312

163

New SRI Manufactured homes Singles $74,900. Doubles $99,900. PARK SPACES AVAILABLE REPOSSESSIONS 1974-2010 www.glenbrookhomes.net Chuck 604-830-1960 Trades. Financing. Permits.

VOLUNTEERS JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

FARM WORK OVERSEAS: dairy, beef, sheep, crop farms & horticulture operations host & employ young Canadians ages 18-30. Work, Travel, Experience! International Rural Exchange: office@irecanada.ca 306-489-4407 www.irecanada.ca

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

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

NEED A LOW INTEREST LOAN? We offer business, personal, consolidation or bad credit loan. RATES FROM 2.1% APR Bankruptcies are Welcome Call Now 1-604-401-4523

solution. Advertise your

TREE SERVICES RENTALS TREE BROTHERS SPECIALIST

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

We offer the perfect

374

Tree Removal/Topping/Spiral Thinning/Hedge Trimming/Stump Grinding. Free Estimates. WCB/Fully Insured

PETS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

TOTAL RENOVATIONS Repair, Replace, Remodel... • Basement Suites • Plumbing • Electrical • Kitchens • Baths • Drywall • Painting • Texture • Patches • Flooring • Mouldings • Much More

*WCB *Licensed *Insured

477

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

Dan 778-837-0771 VECTOR RENO’S Interior & Exterior. Additions, Repairs & Strata Improvements. Also fences, decks, sheds, garages & wood planters. 604-690-3327

300

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

LANDSCAPING

Del green Landscaping

509

AUCTIONS

Michael Mihail 15 Years Horticultural Experience

Native Art & Artifacts Auction

Your Garden in our hands will look like paradise

Sunday April 3rd, 12:00 Noon Preview 9:00am

Office 778-668-5110 Direct 604-446-3903 delgreenlandscapes@gmail.com

We’re On The Web

Engineers Auditorium 4333 Ledger Ave, Burnaby OVER 450 ITEMS!

NWC baskets, totems and masks, Over 30 fine Argillite carvings, Navajo Jewelry, Collection of Bill Reid & Robert Davidson prints. 604-657-2072 / 604-657-1147 www.seahawkauctions.com

320

by hundreds of potential

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

classifieds for their next

www.paintspecial.com 778-322-2378 Lower Mainland 604-996-8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for over 12yrs

. Need Cash? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. SnapCarCash. 604-777-5046

career move.

MOVING & STORAGE

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

candidates searching the 186

INSURANCE

FAMILY LIFE INSURANCE As low as $25/mo. Call us today for details, tomorrow’s not promised! Call: (604)375-8856

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299 2 coats any colour

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

ALDERGROVE 50+ Adult Building. 1 & 2 Bdrm apts. Central location. 604-317-1926 or 604-856-4307

$25 Off with this Ad

Info - Consignment - Appraisals

job vacancy and be seen

APARTMENT/CONDO

Jerry, 604-500-2163

GUTTER & ROOF Cleaning/Power Washing since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Simon, 604-230-0627

287

706

Cloverdale High Performance paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

REFORESTATION NURSERY SEEDLINGS of hardy trees, shrubs, & berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce & Pine from $0.99/tree. Free Shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or www.treetime.ca SAWMILLS from only $4,397 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

551

GARAGE SALES

ALDERGROVE

DOWNSIZING SALE Saturday & Sunday April 2nd & 3rd, 10am-4pm

27152 27B Ave MANY QUALITY ITEMS TO GO!

China, Crystal, Garden Tools & More!

Huge Yard Cleaning Garage Sale Lots of garden ornaments, tires, pet carriers, antiques, anything imaginable, almost all must go.

6357 Lougheed Hwy AGASSIZ Apr 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 8am-5pm

604-575-5555

STEEL BUILDING SALE...”CLEAR OUT PRICING IN EFFECT NOW!” 20X20 $5,444 25X26 $6,275 30X30 $8,489 32X34 $10,328 42X50 $15,866. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca

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

Quality BC Jobs

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1496-268 STREET

$879,000

NEW LISTING

SOLD f

5.92 acres. Check out this close to town property with an older 1150 sq ft 3 bedroom bsmt home first time offered for sale in 50 years. Want to plant roots this is a place to do that, some nursery stock already on property and irrigation lines in with a great well. Take a look here and Call Dan Flokstra.

#348-27358-32 AVE

$ 149,900

25742-82 AVE

CONDO LIFESTYLE?

OKAY, YOU CAN STOP LOOKING!

SOLD

This is all you have ever wanted right in north Aldergrove on 4.2 acres with room to build your dream shop and a beautiful home in which to live. This home is not overly big but has a perfect layout and use of space with just over 4300 sq ft. The master bedroom on the main floor with a fantastic ensuite bath. It has high celings and office or den/computer room on main floor, lots of storage and a triple garage. All the things you would want or dream about! Call today and make an appointment to see it, you will love it! That’s a promise!

Looking for affordability, then here it is. This is one of the nicest 1-bedroom unites around today with very open plan and the morning sun in your unit, and shade late in the day. Very clean and private deck too, located in building #4 of Willowcreek development. Looking for a nice place to call your own and have your own space then this is it.

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100 Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100 27032-25 AVE

HAVE BUYERS FOR: • • • • •

$ 2,000,000

NEW LISTING

2 storey with full bsmt for under $675,000.00 Townhouse in Creekside villa. Double wide in pioneer park with R.V. Parking. Rancher in Aldergrove; ANY PRICE Rancher on an acre up to $1,300,000

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

CUSTOM TWO STOREY

Check out this custom built 2 storey with a media/den/office on a main floor with over 1660 sq ft. 3 bedrooms upstairs, 5 piece ensuit and sundeck off master bedroom high ceilings throughout home. All this on a manicured quarter acre lot with award winning gardens and fountains. This is a must see and will make your short list as soon as you see it. Call and make an appointment to see it today.

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100 LANGLEY AIRPORT        $65,000 FLYING HIGH!

YOUR HOME MAY BE WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK… A R O F Y A D O T L CAL N O I T A U L A V E E FRE

$ 799,900

Langley airport T Hangers. Individual bays available to purchase Get your plane  inside and have your own hanger bay…Safety and security. Only 10 available. Hanger # 22 west side of airport call for more info.

26194-28 AVE    

    $ 1,650,000

NEW LISTING

SOLD

RANCHER ON 4.57 ACRES

2427 sq ft rancher on 4.75 acres with a second home on the property, a small barn and separate shop. Main home has completely had a renovation to it in the past couple of years and features the great room floor plan now with a modern kitchen, 4 bedrooms on the main and room for a home office. This is a must see for sure. Great area close to town.

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100 Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

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604-857-1100

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2016 FORD F-150 CREW CAB 4X4 XLT $

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FEATURES

PER MONTH

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VOTED ABBOTSFORD’S FAVOURITE NEW CAR DEALER 8 YEARS RUNNING!

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Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer and availability. Offers only valid at MSA Ford Sales. Retail offers may be canceled or changed at any time without notice. Limit one (1) incentive redemption per Eligible Model sale. Some offers are not rain-checkable. All prices are plus taxes and fees. See dealer for complete details for all advertised offers. All offers good on in-stock MSA Ford Sales vehicles only. All offers subject to prior sale. All available Ford incentives, Holiday Bonus Cash, Ford Loyalty/Conquest, MSA Finance cash, Non finance cash, Non stackable Cash, and rebates/credits/allowances/rates have been used in advertised prices. Some rebates and credit may be taxable. Financing/Leasing on approved consumer or business credit. Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment or may not be exactly as shown. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof, subject to incentive rules and eligibility. Costco Members Rebate of $1000 on most 2016 models. Some incentives may not be combinable or offered with other incentives. Our advertised prices include Freight, and P.D.I., Add dealer documentation and registration fees of $420, and applicable taxes and fees. Lease Offers Total Paid (including taxes) is $12,012.16 **29,196.00, ***31,577.00, ****33,944, 43,997.00. Lease end value is $27,929.00, *820,250.00, ***20,850.00,****25,650.00, *****28850.00 plus applicable taxes. First payment, taxes and some mandatory fees due at delivery. Lease LAPR is 4.99% for 24 months. Ford Credit 0% or low APR Financing not compatible with Ford non-stackable cash, MSA finance cash, Ford or MSA lease offers, Commercial Lease offers or MSA Discounts or bonuses. All prices do not include any added equipment or options that may have been installed by dealer. All offers expire March 31st at 8:00 pm (PST).

MURRAY GM’s

FINAL CLEARANCE

HURRY IN ~ THESE NEW MODELS WON’T BE AVAILABLE FOR MUCH LONGER!

2015 ATS AWD X-DEMO

2015 CTS AWD F0345

F0368

WAS $61,015

WAS $53,825

CLEARANCE

47,985

$

4 REMAINING

39,246

2015 ATS COUPE

2015 TRAX FWD

2015 CRUZE LT TURBO

2015 VERANO 1SB

WAS $50,015

WAS $20,780

WAS $23,415

WAS $26,210

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F0418

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18,415

$

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ALL OF OUR VEHICLES COME WITH 2 YEARS FREE OIL CHANGES, 5 YEARS OF BASIC ON-STAR & MOST COME WITH 4G LTE WI-FI BUILT IN.

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