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Workers respond to j0b losses

Langley School District staff are starting to find out just which jobs are being cut.

English as a Second Language teachers, department, and there will be reduced pay, whose program faces cuts as the district said Griffiths, who decided not to try for one struggles to make up its $14.2 million shortof the spots. fall/debt, told the board that their students Elementary school counsellors Tracy are often refugees. They have faced trauma, Tillapaugh and Judy Brocklebank urged the by Heather Colpitts and most already struggle academically, said board not to cut counselling. hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com teacher Svena Holst. “How thinly do you slice the support serviA psychologist and a speech pathologist “Education is about more than ces?” Brocklebank asked. will lose their jobs – part of a package of numbers on an account ledger,” They’ve been told to start “Education is budget cuts totalling $750,000 announced at she said. referring more students to Tuesday’s Langley school board meeting. Holst said ESL student numbers outside agencies. about more than The district currently has seven psycholowill continue to rise as the federal Under the new plan, each numbers on an gists and 9.4 full time equivalent speech government relies on immigration, elementary school counselaccount ledger.” pathologists. and not the Canadian birthrate, to lor will be responsible for an The latest round of cuts includes tweakboost population numbers. average of 1,700 students, Svena Holst ing elementary classes to save $200,000, a Carol Griffiths lambasted trustthey said. $50,000 reduction in purchasees for the way the “It will be triage, not ing, $200,000 dropped from district’s behaviour program counselling,” Tillapaugh said. “The bulk of the school budgets, and saving department was told it was Richard Beaudry noted that 54 per cent service reductions $100,000 by closing an alterbeing restructured and several of schools, mostly at the elementary level, nate program, Route 32, in people would be out of work. don’t have teacher librarians, and yet more appear to be Willoughby and moving the Staff from that department cuts are coming. targeted against the deal with students whose probstudents to APEX. He said students already have limited most vulnerable.” Teacher Laurence Greef told lems interfere with their school- access to libraries, yet their literacy needs trustees that the Route 32 ing. (reading, comprehension, computer skills, Laurence Greef kids, from Grades 5 and 6, will She said staff are demoraland technological literacy) continue to end up in a school with high ized. She said the 36 staff were increase. school ages. “herded” into a meeting to find out some The district’s debt-elimination plan, sub“The bulk of the service reductions appear were out of jobs as the district restructures mitted to the Ministry of Education, has yet to be targeted against the most vulnerable,” many of its departments. to be approved, but Langley is already movhe added. There are about a dozen openings in the ing ahead with cuts and changes.


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Langley signs up

What’s online News

Dear… oh dear

The Fight HST petition has signed up about 8,000 people across Langley.

Township Mayor Rick Green’s letter to the Langley School District urging it not to sell Greenwood Elementary has others on council irate. They knew nothing about it until after it was sent on Township letterhead. Green wrote that he spoke to staff about future development in the area around the school. • More online

by Matthew Claxton

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Fundraiser of a different flavour The Leisure Guide is out, filled with fun.

News

Guide goes green

To help residents get physically active and reduce household waste, Langley Township is going green with its Leisure Guide. The guide will not be printed in large quantities and sent door to door, as in the past. Instead, it will be available online at tol.ca/leisureguide. For those without internet access, there are paper copies available and the guides can still be picked up at various Township buildings. The summer leisure guide is also on its way. • More online

News

Waste not

Metro Vancouver is made up of more than 20 municipal and local governments. And Metro Van’s councils are gathering in Langley Saturday at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. The Metro Vancouver Council of Councils is meeting over one issue – garbage. • More online

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Ten-year-old twins Sam and Ash McKinney got their licks in during 31 Cent Scoop Night at the Langley Baskin Robbins location Wednesday. Through the sale of single scoop ice cream cones and cups, all 120 Baskin Robbins locations in Canada supported the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF). Customers also had the opportunity to make donations to the CFFF while in-store. The CFFF was created to honour firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty and to support their families. Visit: www.cfff.ca.

Traffic safety

Banned driver steals wheels, again A thief sped around Langley on a motorcycle, and was arrested in Pitt Meadows. by Matthew Claxton mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

Despite a 50-year driving ban, a Lower Mainland man hopped on a stolen motorcycle and sped through Langley and several neighbouring communities. Police first spotted the stolen Kawaski motorcycle at about 1 p.m. in Langley, on 82nd Avenue near 200th Street. The driver was speeding and driving erratically, mak-

ing sudden U-turns and blasting through stop signs and red lights, said Sgt. Gord Elias of the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT). Officers with IMPACT didn’t pursue the driver, but kept him under surveillance as he headed into Surrey as far west as 176th Street, then came back to Langley and crossed the Golden Ears Bridge. He repeated his performance north of the river in Maple Ridge, and was finally arrested safely in Pitt Meadows in the 12000 block of 193rd Street. The 32-year-old now in custody has never had a B.C. driver’s licence, Elias said, but

he hasn’t let that stop him from getting behind the wheel. Over the years, he has accumulated a total of seven convictions for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and six convictions for driving while suspended. In December 2005, a judge banned him from driving for 50 years. The suspect will be 77 before he can apply for a learner’s permit. IMPACT officers are recommending the man be charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and two counts of driving while suspended. They have also asked that he be kept in custody until his trial.

A local organizer for the antiHST petition says both Langley ridings are close to crossing the 10 per cent threshold. Shaun Sephton is organizing the drive to gather signatures against the HST in the Langley riding, and he says his unofficial count shows the total is just shy of the 4,315 names required. Petition collectors in the Fort Langley-Aldergrove riding are also closing in on their minimum number of 4,376 names. “We’re planning to keep going,” Sephton said. The petition drive run by Fight HST aims to force the government to introduce legislation to scrap the Harmonized Sales Tax. Although the government has no obligation to pass the law or even to hold a vote on it, organizers are still pressing ahead. Every riding in B.C. must have 10 per cent of its voters signed up for the petition process to work. Sephton said Fight HST’s goal is to hit at least 15 per cent, to have a sizeable cushion of names, in the event that some are found to be illegitimate by Elections BC. The petition process runs for 90 days and began on April 6, so Sephton is pleased it has already almost reached its goal. If Langley’s ridings move well past the 15 per cent mark, local volunteers may switch to helping out at least part time in ridings that still need to get more names, Sephton said.

Recreation

Join in the annual walk that’s been going on for 48 years On Sunday this weekend, the Langleys are joining forces to put on an event that has become a local tradition. The Township and City are cohosting the 48th annual Langley Walk on Sunday. The free event is at Willoughby Community Park (next to Langley Events

Centre) 12:30-5 p.m., with the walk itself starting at 1:30 (registration starts at 12:30). Live entertainment from 12:30-4 p.m. includes a freestyle soccer demonstration, singers Joe Given and Alicia Ponak, Polynesian dancers, face painting, bouncy castles, and the

opportunity to meet and play with members of the Langley Chiefs junior A hockey team. Over its 47-year history, the Langley Walk has celebrated the Langleys’ history, built community pride, promoted involvement in physical activity, and provided an opportunity for fun.

Among the local sponsors and donors: ToyTrades, Sudden Impact Branded Apparel & Promotional Products, and Parklane Home to name a few. The Chiefs will be there to sign autographs, meet and greet participants, and play some street hockey.


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Langley Township

Anger erupts in meeting

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The political enmity between the Township’s mayor and a councillor flared up again.

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Raised voices were again heard in the Langley Township council chambers, as Councillor Grant Ward and Mayor Rick Green squared Grant Ward off Monday night. Township councillor The bone of contention was a series of advertisements for the monthly Mayor’s Forums Green has hosted since shortly after his 2008 election win. A local political blog, the Langley Record, recently posted documents related to the ad, and Ward claims they show Green wanted a larger, and more expensive, quarter page ad for the forums. The documents include a hand-drawn circle around the mock up of the Mayor’s Forum ad, and the hand-written notation “Larger.” “It will cost more,” and “‘The cost of doing business,’” appears in quotation marks in different handwriting. “It’s in full public view, in the public domain,” Ward said, demanding an apology from Green. “You made the comment that it’s the cost of doing business.” Green said he only intended for the words “drop in” to be made larger. “I did not have anything to do with the size of the ad,” Green said, adding that he was surprised at the ad’s size. The exchange became combative.

“I cannot believe what I’m hearing,” Green said. “Are you calling me a liar at this meeting?” Ward said he wouldn’t use that word, but added that he wasn’t sure what people watching the meeting might think. Coun. Kim Richter asked who posted the information on the Langley Record. The Record was started the day after Green and the current council were Rick Green sworn into office. It Township mayor has been relentlessly opposed to Green and most of his policies. The blog’s creator is anonymous, but it claims to have an “editorial board” of 15 people, including council watchers. Richter asked Ward flat-out if he had any relationship to the blog, had contributed material to it, or owned it. Ward said he may have put comments there, but was not the editor or owner. “It’s a very good blog,” Ward said. “I’d like to take ownership of it, but I don’t.” Ward also denied knowing who made the Freedom of Information request to get the ad documents. FOI request documents are themselves considered private under provincial legislation, and can’t be publicly viewed. As the raucous debate wound down, Coun. Steve Ferguson suggested removing the mayor’s picture from the ads, or changing the name to Mayor and Council’s Forum, but Green said he wouldn’t hear of it. The meetings have been called Mayor’s Forums since they began, he said.

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Education

Trustees balk at ‘forensic’ audit

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The local teachers’ union still wants answers about Langley School District finances and its debt. by Heather Colpitts hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com

School trustees got into a game of dueling definitions at Langley School Board’s meeting on Tuesday evening. The board opened the meeting with a statement saying it would not allow the term “forensic audit” to be used, while those in the gallery wouldn’t drop the term. The gallery featured several people wearing red shirts that said “Forensic Audit Now” and people who spoke to the board on the subject. The Langley Teachers’ Association hosted its Forensic Audit Barbecue on Monday and Tuesday evening, on the grounds of the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre because the district wouldn’t allow it on school district property. Many there wore the red shirts, which Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance were also worn Primary school teacher Kathy Nelson helped at a protest last dish up the green at the Langley Teachers’ Friday in front Association barbecue Tuesday. of the constituency office of Education Minister Margaret McDiarmid. At Tuesday’s meeting, Langley board chair Joan Bech maintained that a “forensic audit” is a financial review conducted when an organization suspects misappropriation of funds or embezzlement, and is used to gather evidence for trial, intended to detect illegal or criminal activity. “That’s not the situation we’re in,” she said. “It insinuates that current or former school district staff are criminals,” Bech said. “That’s wrong. It must stop.” She added that a forensic audit would be costly and take money away from education. As well, the district has also had the Deloitte examination of its books and now has the Auditor General as its auditor for the next few years. Four districts in B.C. have hired the Auditor General’s office. As well, the district has formed an audit committee consisting of trustees Steve Burton, Rob McFarlane, Bech, superintendent Cheryle Beaumont, secretary-treasurer Dave Greenan, and assistant secretary-treasurer Tally Bains. The committee was recommended by the Auditor General’s office. LTA vice president Gail Chaddock-Costello, appearing as one of many delegations at the board meeting, continued the union’s call for a forensic audit, prompting point-of-order complaints from some trustees who said the chair had already explained the term is not appropriate. Chaddock-Costello said the district needs to do a full accounting, so the community can understand the timeline of what happened. “Our question is who knew and when about the spending practices,” she said. The union said a forensic audit could also determine the real debt amount, who made the decision to spend $3 million on the Langley Events Centre, and how complicit the Ministry of Education was in failing to monitor the growing debt. During the meeting, Bech also called for groups to work together to solve the district’s problems. “We do not welcome slurs and attacks on school district employees who are doing their best to support student achievement in difficult times,” she said. Bech pointed to the continued attacks on the superintendent and the finance department. “If such a concerted campaign was waged by anyone else, against any other school district employees, these same individuals [doing the attacks now] would be the last to support it,” Bech said.

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TownshipPage For the week of April 29, 2010

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20338 - 65Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 | 604.534.3211

notice of public hearing Proposed Zoning Changes

dates to note

20255 - 86 Avenue and the vacant lots both to the north and east; and 20313 - 86 Avenue and the vacant lot to the north (See Map 2)

NOTICE is hereby given that the Township of Langley Council will meet and hold a Public Hearing.

BYLAW NOS.: 4814 & 4815

AT THE PUBLIC HEARING all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaws that are the subject of the hearing.

Onnuri Vision Church c/o 27407 - 112 Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1Y7

AGENT:

Pacific Rim Architecture Ltd 203, 14439 - 104 Avenue Surrey, BC V3R 1M1

LOCATION:

19711 - 86 Avenue and vacant lot to the east (See Map 1)

Tuesday, May 4 | 7:30-9:30pm Heritage Admisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room Wednesday, May 5 | 7 - 9pm Economic Development Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room

BYLAW NO. 4675 APPLICATION NOS. RZ100312/DP100572 OWNER:

Monday, May 3 | 7 - 11pm Regular Council Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre

Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 604.534.3211 | tol.ca

langley events centre

BYLAW NO.: 4675

MAP 2

LEGALS:

Lot 31 Except: Part on Statutory Right of Way Plan 23602, North West Quarter, Section 26, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 1093; Lot 34 Except: Firstly: Part on Reference Plan 78644 Secondly: Part Red on Statutory Right of Way Plan 23602, North West Quarter, Section 26, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 1093; Lot 35 Except: Firstly: Part on Plan 78644, Secondly; Part Shown Red on SRW Plan 23602, North West Quarter, Section 26, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 1093; Lot 41 Except: Part Dedicated Road on Plan LMP41030, Section 26, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 26752; Lot 42, Except Part in Plan LMP41031, Section 26, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 26752; Lot 67, Section 26, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 67218; and Lot 68, Section 26, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 67218

MAP 1

LEGAL:

West Half Lot 19, North East Quarter, Section 27, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 1093; and East Half Lot 19, North East Quarter, Section 27, Township 8, New Westminster District, Plan 1093

PURPOSE:

Bylaw No. 4675 proposes to rezone property from Suburban Residential Zone SR-2 to Civic Institutional Zone P-1. A Streamside Protection Development Permit is being considered in conjunction with this bylaw to modify the watercourse setbacks.

PROPOSAL:

This application will facilitate the future construction of a church.

BYLAW NOS. 4814 & 4815 APPLICATION NO. R0100074 OWNERS:

Transportation Investment Corporation 1420 - 1111 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3 Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of BC c/o Forest and Lands 3400 Davidson Avenue Victoria, BC V8W 3E7 Seventh Day Adventist Church (BC Conference) 1080 Bradner Road Abbotsford, BC V4X 1M8 BC Transportation Financing Authority PO Box 9850 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9T5

AGENT:

LOCATION:

Transportation Investment Corporation 145 Schoolhouse Street Coquitlam, BC V3K 4X8 20225 - 86 Avenue and the vacant lot to the east;

PURPOSE:

Bylaw No. 4814 proposes to amend the Willoughby Community Plan and Carvolth Business Park Plan by adding provisions to accommodate mixed-use development (commercial/retail space in combination with Provincially defined affordable housing) in conjunction with a Park and Ride and Transit Exchange facility. Bylaw No. 4815 proposes to rezone the properties from Suburban Residential Zone SR-2 to Comprehensive Development Zone CD-79. Future Development Permits securing form, character and siting details of each element of the project will be required prior to actual construction commencing.

PROPOSAL:

This application will facilitate development of a Park and Ride and Transit Exchange facility and the potential option for a mixed residential/ commercial development (including up to 200 affordable housing units).

AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of Township of Langley Bylaw Nos. 4675, 4814 and 4815, and Development Permit No. 100572 and relevant background material, may be inspected between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from April 29 to May 10, both inclusive, at the Community Development Division Planning Counter, 2nd floor, Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338-65 Avenue. DATE:

Monday, May 10

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7pm

PLACE:

Township of Langley Civic Facility

ADDRESS:

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Be the Action. Be the Audience.

This week at the Langley Events Centre

Sun May 2

3pm

BC Titans Basketball vs. Bellingham

Thu May 6

7pm

Langley Junior Thunder Lacrosse vs. Nanaimo

The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street and features an arena, triple gymnasium, gymnastic training centre, banquet space, commercial and office space, Willoughby Community Centre, and the adjoining Willoughby Community Park. For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • langleyeventscentre.com

public notice Marina Park Boat Launch Temporary Closure The boat launch at Marina Park in Fort Langley will be closed for the Spring Classic Regatta. Date: Saturday, May 8 Time: 9am to 2pm Place: Marina Park Address: Fort Langley D. Leavers Director Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division 604.533.6158

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The Langley RCMP are hoping some recent arrests put a dent in rising theft rates. by Matthew Claxton mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

Theft is up, violence is down, Langley’s top cop reported to Township council this week. Supt. Derek Cooke, head of the Langley RCMP detachment, brought a mix of good and bad news as part of his quarterly report on Monday. “It’s been a bit of a mixed blessing,” Cooke said. In the Township, break and enters to businesses are up 30 per cent for this quarter, residential B&Es are up 21 per cent, and other types of thefts – from outbuildings or compounds – are up 50 per cent, Cooke said. A significant number of those thefts were in the industrial Port Kells area, and more community

safety officers are being deployed there, along with efforts made to educate local business owners about theft prevention. Many of the residential break and enters were in Brookswood, where Cooke said the good news is that three prolific offenders have been arrested in the last few weeks. One of the suspects was found running across 200th Street with a TV cradled in his arms, Cooke said. Two of the men may have been responsible for up to 50 per cent of all the recent break ins in the area, Cooke said. Auto theft was up 10 per cent, but thefts from parked cars declined five per cent. In another bit of good news, a prolific auto thief, who recently escaped from a provincial prison, was arrested in Langley with two large garbage bags full of stolen cigarettes in the back of a stolen car. “So he’s back in jail,” Cooke said. Mischief – mostly minor acts of vandalism – is up 45 per cent, a stat

Emergency response

Air Ambulance called to crash

One man was seriously hurt when a Camaro and a dump truck collided in Aldergrove. by Matthew Claxton mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

An Air Ambulance took a driver to hospital after his sports car slammed into a gravel truck early Thursday morning in Aldergrove. The crash took place around 3 a.m. at 16th Avenue and 264th Street, said assistant Township fire chief Bruce Ferugson. The collision tipped the gravel truck on its side and set the Camaro on fire, Ferguson said.

While the driver of the sports car was seriously hurt, he was conscious when he was loaded into the helicopter to be flown to hospital, Ferguson said. A number of other gravel truck drivers stopped at the scene of the crash used their fire extinguishers to control the flames from the burning car until firefighters could arrive, Ferguson said. Because of the size of the wreckage, it took until noon to investigate the crash and clear away the vehicles. Traffic was re-routed around a mile of 264th Street through the entire morning rush hour. The cause of the crash has not been released by Langley RCMP.

that may have been influenced by the warm weather in the first three months of the year. Finally, Cooke reported that drug related arrests increased by 26 per cent. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there are 26 per cent more addicts or dealers in Langley, Cooke said. “That would generally be indicative of increased enforcement,” he said. On the positive side, assaults were down 26 per cent, robberies down 46 per cent after the recent arrest of a bank robber, and arson was down 47 per cent. That number doesn’t include the arson spree earlier this month that struck dumpsters, and possibly an occupied home. Cooke revealed that police believe they know who set the fires. “We have a good suspect in that. We’re quite confident we know who did it,” Cooke said. Police have interviewed the man, and he knows he’s under suspicion, although no charges have been laid. Cooke also pointed out ongoing problems with marijuana grow operations. Among other issues, it takes a great deal of police manpower to dismantle them, and police still don’t know where legal, medical marijuana grows are located. However, some criminals are finding them by the smell, and legal growers have been violently ripped off. “From our perspective, the problem is the legislation simply does not meet our needs,” Cooke said. He also mentioned a recent attempted rip off of an illegal grow near the Gloucester area, in which the resident apparently fought off home invaders and was injured. Several charges have been laid against the resident. Police also found a legal grow op across the street from an elementary school. They found the person licensed to use the marijuana didn’t live there, nor did the person who was licensed to grow it.

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The Engineering Division will be hosting a public open house showing traffic calming design concepts for Willoughby Way. Residents will be asked to fill out a questionnaire that will help the Township of Langley to develop a preferred design concept for traffic calming measures in this area. The Township of Langley is hosting a traffic calming open house in the following area: Traffic Calming Design Concepts Willoughby Way: Winston Court to Wakefield Drive Date: Wednesday, May 5 Time: 5 to 8pm Place: Langley Meadows Community School (Gymnasium) Location: 2244 Willoughby Way Property owners and residents are encouraged to attend the open house and have their say about the traffic calming process. Engineering Division 604.533.6006 enginfo@tol.ca

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Double Whoppers, etc.). Research canabinoids, and bone up on your basic biochemistry. Next we have the utilitarian leg of the issue. Is it worth it to use the police, the courts, and the jails to prevent people from smoking Matthew Claxton pot? How many people use it, and how much mclaxton@langleyadvance.com does it cost the medical system? How many more people use it in places where it is partly decriminalized, such as the Netherlands? How I was recently talking to a local RCMP offiwould you re-prioritize the money saved if we cers who works with teenagers, and she rolled dropped the war on pot? her eyes and described the stupid arguments Of course, you’ll have to suggest ways of that she hears about pot. “Hey dude,” they say, with that classic glassy dealing with stoned drivers more effectively (your medical research will have shown you stoner gaze, “it’s an herb, it grows in the that psychomotor skills are impacted by pot) ground, how can it be bad for you?” and ways to regulate its sale and production. I laughed in sympathy. It is without a doubt Get out your lawbooks and look at tobacco, the stupidest argument ever given by giggling alcohol, and prescription drug pro-pot advocates. If anything that regulations for inspiration. grows in the ground is good for Research The final arguments are ethyou, why aren’t stoners also scarfical. These boil down to the canabinoids, ing down deadly nightshade or fistnotion, present in a number of fuls of poisonous mushrooms? For and bone up philosophies, that individuals that matter, why not swallow horse on your basic have the right to make their own chestnuts? decisions about what they put in This is not to say that I disagree biochemistry. their bodies. with the idea of pot being legalI recommend reading On ized. The stoners just need better Liberty, by the 19th Century philosopher John arguments, so the RCMP don’t get so bored Stuart Mill. It remains one of the most concise listening. arguments for personal freedom ever put to Arguments for the legalization of pot can be paper. But there are many others, from Henry divided up into three broad categories: medDavid Thoreau’s essay Civil Disobedience to ical, utilitarian, and ethical. Isaiah Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty. Start with medical. Learn about how the Once you’ve studied, you’ll have to craft human body processes marijuana, along with your arguments about the rights of the indiother drugs. It’s fairly well known (among stoners) that the active ingredient of pot, delta- vidual, and the individual’s responsibilities to society. How far can a government legitimately 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has a very trespass into an individual’s life? low toxicity. Unlike alcohol or nicotine, which Combining all three of these strands of are legal for adults, it is virtually impossible to argument will involve more than simply consume so much THC that you will simply quipping about pot being an herb. You may drop dead. That said, there are other health effects, both want to write an essay, or create a flip chart or PowerPoint presentation to go alongside long and short term, from increased heart rate your speech the next time you argue with a to paranoia. Links to mental illness and sevMountie. eral cancers appear strong. To argue properly, Unfortunately, to do all of this properly, you’ll have to look at studies of pot’s effects you’ll have to be sober. on moderate and heavy users, and contrast Visit Matthew Claxton’s blog, Evolving Langley, at http://tiny.cc/A0D3W those with the effects on users of other legal at www.langleyadvance.com and illegal substances (tobacco, cocaine,

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Langley education

Board needs to ‘work together’ Dear Editor,

Your plea that “teachers need to work with, not against the superintendent” is a curious one [Work together, April 27 Opinion, Langley Advance]. Teachers have been trying for months, if not years, to work with not only the superintendent, but with the whole Langley School Board. It is not the teachers who need to be reminded.

Margaret Endersby, Langley

Teachers not responsible Dear Editor,

Langley’s teachers most definitely have a point [Work together, April 27 Opinion, Langley Advance]. Their point with regard to Cheryle Beaumont isn’t all that difficult to understand, if you take a moment to look at the circumstances from their perspective. The most significant cause of the school district’s financial crisis is longterm mismanagement of funds. Ultimately, full responsibility for the financial health of the district rests with the superintendent and trustees, and they have clearly not been diligent in the fulfillment of their primary responsibilities. Yet, they all still have their jobs. The auditors still have their jobs, too. But teachers have already been laid off, and more stand to join the ranks of the unemployed, as the necessary budget cuts take effect. I found it amazing that you were able to recognize that there is something wrong with the Langley School District, be unable to understand why the provincial government has not stepped in as it has in other lesser situations in other districts, but were unable to see that the teachers are not the ones holding the lion’s share of the responsibility for creat-

ing a history of distrust and ill feelings. I will not argue that their current course of action would appear to be counterproductive, but I am also at a loss to suggest a practical replacement plan. I understand their need to take action rather than stand by watching silently. You are absolutely right in stating that, for the kids’ sake, teachers will need to find a way to work with, not against the superintendent. In order to successfully overcome the challenges being faced by the district, all of the vested parties are going to need to work with each other.

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After reading your opinion [Work together, April 27 Opinion, Langley Advance], I was left wondering if anyone will investigate what has happened to create a debt of more than $14 million. I would also encourage the LTA to work with the superintendent, but it appears that the school board and senior management have not been transparent to its partner groups. Lastly, I find it interesting that the press releases from the district and reporters have now changed to “deficit.” Please note the following definitions: “debt” is something, typically money, that is owed or due; “deficit” is the amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small. Isn’t the correct financial situation: $8.3 million debt and, for the other $5.9 million, we don’t know how much of that will be debt or deficit?

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Safety top priority for dog owner A writer’s suggestion that certain hours be set aside for dogs off leash on the Houston Trail is a great idea [Dogs need freedom, April 13 Letters, Langley Advance], if you can get the coyotes in the park to agree to stay out

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Their legacy continues to this day, and will never be forgotten. I have learned very much from these wise people. And I will do my best to pass on their knowledge to younger generations. Thanks to George and Bunty Clements for their lifelong dedication to the defence of fur-bearing animals. Fur-Bearer Defenders has a new board of directors, and can be reached at 604435-1850. Visit www.banlegholdtraps. com.

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Your Own Bonnet Mother’s Day Tea is at the Fort Langley National Historic Site May 9. Tickets: $20 ($15 for passholders). The second annual tea includes admission, an elegant lunch, prizes, and a bonnet contest. Women can create a bonnet on site. Tickets and info: 604-513-4777. Mother’s Day courtyard sale: Langley Lodge Auxiliary has a sale of plants, collectibles, and white elephant as well as a silent aution 10am-3pm, May 8 at 5451 204th St. World Fair Trade Day: Ten Thousand Villages marks this May 8. Enjoy bellydancing at 1 p.m. and music, games, prizes, food samples, draws and more all day. Mother’s Day Breakfast: The Jubilee Commnity Club’s annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast runs 8am-noon on May 9 at 7999 Bradner Rd. Special treats for mom and prizes. $5 (children five and younger eat free) Info: 604-856-4375. The Ties the Bind Us: The Langley Quilters’ Guild show May 7 and 8 features the theme Paint the Town Red. At the George Preston Recreation Centre. Entry: $5. Info: www.langleyquiltersguild.com. Encore: The Langley Community Chorus show is May 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Willoughby Christian Reform Church, 20225 72nd Ave., or Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Rd. at 3 p.m. May 9. Info: www.langley chorus.org.

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He carefully opened the box. It was knotted twine. I closed my book. filled with postcards, Christmas cards, “Did you come a long way?” and a few letters. Some of the writing He told me that he had just rewas smudged. turned from Austria. “What happened?” I asked. “Water “Was it a good trip? Did you have damage?” some fun?” “No,” he sighed. “These are my “Unfortunately not. It was for my mother’s tears. That’s all I have left mother’s funeral.” from her. I was told that she would I extended my condolences. I knew sit on a small bench how difficult it was for outside the seniors’ immigrants with a home, waiting for loved one still in I was told that she would the postman, only the ‘old country.’ sit on a small bench outside to be told, ‘Nothing “Have you today, Mrs. Maurer. gone home to the seniors’ home, waiting Maybe I’ll have see her since you for the postman… something tomorimmigrated?” row.’ How lonely she “No,” he said, must have been.” clearing his throat Gently he put his hands on top of a few times. “You know how it is the tear-stained letters. – car repairs, a new girl to impress, “I should have gone to see her. a hundred reasons not to go. But I How negligent of me. I could have would write to her, and send her a done so much better.” card on her birthday and at Christmas. The speaker announced his flight. She was always so understanding and He gathered his possessions and rose would write to me, telling me she to board. prayed for me and hoped I would take We waved goodbye, and I watched good care of myself. “And in this,” he said, lifting the tin as he slowly made his way to the plane. I promised myself as soon as box on his lap, “are my mother’s most my plane landed in Prince George… I prized possessions.” would phone my mother. “Must be valuable,” I said.

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Animal awareness keys kids’ contest Both Langley zoos are gateways for students to an art contest inspired by Robert Bateman’s work. by Matthew Claxton mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

Standing beside Alpine Insurance’s Bob Sharif, Canadian Olympic snowboarder Michael Lambert held up two World Cup medals he captured this past season.

Earth Day served as a jumping off point for a contest aimed at getting kids from across Canada interested in nature and the environment. The Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest began with official launches at both the Mountain View Conservation and Breeding Centre, and the Greater Vancouver Zoo. To enter, students can create artworks in any medium, ranging from painting to sculpture, photography to writing. Prizes vary, and include cash, digital cameras, art supplies, and publication in next year’s contest calendar. Because artwork often involves wild animals, Langley’s two zoos have often hosted high school students on the day of the contest kickoff. Students can get a look at some of the wildlife in the controlled confines of a zoo. Students from Robert Bateman Secondary in Abbotsford visited Mountain View. This year’s contest theme is “Connect. Create. Celebrate.” Contest entries must be finished and submitted by May 28.

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An injury he suffered two years ago nearly dashed Canadian snowboarder Michael Lambert’s dreams of competing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. “In the spring of 2008 following my injury, I was no longer considered worthy of funding by the Canadian Snowboard Federation,” Lambert related. “I found myself in a position where I might have to let go of my dream because of financial reasons, and it was the worst

feeling I’d ever felt.” 2009/10 World Cup season. Enter Alpine Insurance. The “I had a strange feeling while insurance broker in Brookswood, first walking through the athlete along with other partners, stepped village,” Lambert said. “I knew up to provide that most of these much-needed finanathletes had the cial assistance to support of their “I found myself in Lambert. federations in the a position where I “[They] were willyears leading up might have to let ing to believe in me to the Games, when no one else and that without go of my dream did,” Lambert said. Alpine Insurance, because of financial “They provided me I wouldn’t have the funding I needed been standing reasons, and it was to make a solid go there. Their supthe worst feeling I’d at qualifying for the port means more ever felt.” Games.” to me than they After receiving may ever know.” Michael Lambert the sponsorship he On April 22, needed, Lambert Lambert visited climbed the world ranking list from Alpine’s office in Brookswood to 25th to fifth. show appreciation for the sponsorThat ascent was highlighted by ship the company provided him gold and silver medals from the during his run to the Games.

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Local musicians can audition this Saturday in a contest to find Canada’s best drummer. The Roland V-Drums Canada contest is underway and the Langley auditions are at Tom Lee Music. The national drum solo competition comes with a top prize of a high-end drum kit worth more than $9,000 and an opportunity to perform at the Montreal Drum Festival in October. Auditions will be videotaped and critiqued by a panel of expert judges who will pick one eastern finalist and another from the west. Winners will then go, all expenses paid, to Montreal for the finals. Limited audition slots are available so drummers must call 604-532-8303 to book a time. More details are at www.roland.ca/v-drumscontest

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Tony Coleman and Margaret Meagher visited with Peter Luongo last December when they visited Langley.

The Mighty Uke Roadshow comes to Langley Saturday. by Heather Colpitts hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com

The documentary film featuring the Langley Ukelele Ensemble and other uke players around the globe has its first ever local showing Saturday. The ensemble is making a party of it, with the uke festival, the film Mighty Uke, and then an evening concert called Ukes in Spring. The Langley Ukulele Festival is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the documentary shows at 3:30 p.m. Peter Luongo, the man behind the local ensemble, said many people who have seen the movie has commented to the filmmakers about the unique program here in Langley that sees so

This month alone, there are showmany young people picking up the ings in Toronto, Hawaii, Australia, instrument. New Zealand, New York City, WebHe’s inviting everyone down to the ster’s Grove, Missouri; Paris, France Christian Life Assembly church, where and Portland, Ore. they can experience the local talent Like the instrument, the docuand what they can do with this small mentary is making stringed instrument. its way around the The players will “For the last six weeks the globe. Sometimes the range in age from Mighty Uke Roadshow has showings are film seven to 13. festivals but often “This is free been selling out theatres and they include uke perto family, friends, wowing audiences all over formances by homethe public,” he grown talent. The said. the world.” documentary makers People can TONY COLEMAN wanted to create a stick around after party atmosphere that to view Mighty around the showings, Uke. Tickets are $10 for the dubbing it a roadshow. movie or free for those with tickets to “For the last six weeks the Mighty the evening performance. Uke Roadshow has been selling out The documentary filmmakers were here two years ago to shoot the ensem- theatres and wowing audiences all over the world,” said Tony Coleman, ble and the movie has been shown in one of the filmmakers. many locales.

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He has played extensively in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut and most recent Nunavik, including appearances in settlements with such splendidly unpronounceable names as Qikiqtarjuaq, Uluhuktuk and Kangisuallajjuaq. assoon icon and impresario George “In a world where the bassoon recital Zukerman, along with his longhas yet to become a daily occurrence, I time accompanist Leslie Janos, will have done my best over 60 years or more to present an unusual program titled imbue the instrument with a life of its own, The Unashamed Transcriber today, Friday. and to prove that it can be a viable and The pre-concert coffee and commentary lyrical soloist,” said Zukerman. begins at 10 a.m. by Marcel and Elizabeth “This required the unearthing of a Bergmann, at Langley Community vast hidden repertoire from earlier Music School (LCMS), followed centuries, as well as encouraging by the concert at 11 a.m. a generation and a half of “Zukerman and Janos will today’s composers to write imperform transcriptions of aginatively for the instrument.” works by Gabriel Pierne and Janos is well known Joseph Bodin de Boismorthroughout the Lower Maintier,” said Elizabeth Bergland as one of the region’s outmann, co-artistic director at standing pianists. He has collabLCMS. orated with some of Canada’s “In addition, they will play foremost musicians including a transcription of a cello sonata Phyllis Mailing, Robert Aitken, by French composer Édouard Photo contributed Arthur Polson, Zukerman, and Lalo plus Inuit music from with music organizations such Uluhuktuk and Kangisualajju- Bassoonist George Zukeras The Cassenti Players, The man is performing at the aq and a new work by LCMS Purcell String Quartet, The LCMS April 30. faculty Leslie Janos. We’re White Rock Festival of Strings, thrilled to host this unique The Vancouver New Music Society, and the musical experience as part of the Concerts CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra. Café Classico series,” she said. In addition to his frequent appearances For more than 50 years, Canadian baswith solo artists, and in soonist Zukerman has plied chamber music concerts, the international touring Janos has maintained an circuit where he is rec“…I have done my best over active solo career, touring ognized as one of very at one time throughout the 60 years or more to imbue few world-acclaimed West of Canada with his virtuoso bassoon the instrument with a life of own piano. soloists. its own, and prove that it can Janos is also a wellHe has chamknown composer and be a viable and lyrical soloist.” pioned the bassoon teacher on the LCMS as soloist, and singleGEORGE ZUKERMAN faculty. handedly elevated his Tickets are $15/ adults, instrument from penal $13/seniors, and $10/stuservitude in the back ranks of dents, and available at the Langley Comthe orchestra, to its current honoured role munity Music School box office by calling as soloist. 604-534-2848. In recent seasons, Zukerman has The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 embarked on a project to present school 207th St. For more information visit www. concert demonstrations in Canada’s remotlangleymusic.com. est regions.

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ing a book pitch and selling the public on their idea before May 2. The local contingent, which is divided up into three groups and three books, has nstead of the typical “every man for developed pitches that are currently online himself” ideology, a team of Langley for public viewing and voting: writers hold a very different perspective • Plaviak’s submission Asante Sana entering into The Next Top Spiritual Kenya speaks of her transformational time Author competition. in Kenya. Five local authors: Susan McFee, Daniel • Susan McFee Lindenberger, and writing partner Lauren Plaviak, Daniel Lindenberger Miriam Evers, and are proposing a book Howard Staples, are called Life Balance all residents of the Lotus, which deWindSong Cohousscribes how individing community in uals go about create a Walnut Grove, and Susan McFee, Daniel Lindenberger, Lauren Plaviak, fulfilling life they are all members of a Miriam Evers, and Howard Staples collaborated in a passionate about. relatively new writ- competition called The Next Top Spiritual Author. • And last, but not ing group. least, the husband-and-wife team of Howard It’s from within the confines of this Stapes and Miriam Evers are penning Feel group that they’ve chosen to turn up the Great Naked: A Spiritual Guide for Enjoyheat on their new found passion for writing ing the Journey, which delves into what it by entering a three-stage six-month-long would be like if people could feel great no international book-writing competition. matter what’s going on in their life or in The difference for them, they’re doing so their body. with the support, encouragement, feedback, During this initial stage, the judges are and assistance of each other. looking at the candidates’ abilities to proThe winner earns a publishing conmote themselves and their book concept. tract with Hampton Roads publishing, and These up-and-coming authors must ex$50,000 (US) for marketing, a prize that has ploring innovative new ways to rally votes all five of the Langley authors motivated to and collaborate. One newer method of sellput pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard. ing their ideas – that is being well exercised This online competition was created by by the Langley group – is the use of social bestselling authors James Twyman and networking sites, explained Evers. Robert Evans, and the local quintet is vying The top 250 pitches will be shortlisted to for the top prize among 2,500 other entries. enter phase two of the competition. The first phase of the competition, in • More online at: www.langleyadvance.com, click on “Living” which they’re currently engaged, is develop-

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to all resolve itself and instead everything blows up.” Added Jones: “And through all of this constant shaking things up and the humour, there is this beautiful and amazing music. There is just so much in there for so many by Stuart Derdeyn voices and he wrote for them so naturally Canwest News and stylistically.” Vancouver Opera’s production of The This comment gets a nod from both Marriage of Figaro boasts an all-too-rare opperformers. The composer wrote so instinctportunity to see an all-Canadian cast of stars ively for sopranos in particular, that you can performing. achieve everything you want vocally in the Bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch plays the performance but – once you’ve cracked the title role, alongside Winnipeg-born-andwork – you can complete the show and still bred soprano Nikki be in strong voice. Einfeld as Susanna. His writing is that Aldergrove’s Rhoslyn natural for the range. Jones, most recently As to how it came to seen here in the role be that three singers of Tatyana in the in the cast are from VO’s Eugene Onegin, the Fraser Valley and is the Countess AlmaEinfeld’s hometown viva. is another hotbed of The show runs great opera singers, April 29, and May 1 the two offer similar and 4 at the Queen opinions. Elizabeth Theatre in “There is a longKevin Clark photo Vancouver (604-683standing tradition Soprano Rhoslyn Jones, who grew up in Alder0222 or vancouverof singing in church grove, is performing in The Marriage of Figaro. opera.ca). choirs in both areas, Enfield and Jones which really gets you agree that the plot line of Count Almaviva started in a kind of training,” said Einfeld. trying to get Figaro’s wife-to-be, Susanna, “And then it is reinforced through really into bed – as his own wife, the Countess strong high-school programs and the optries to avert the plan – is zany. portunity to perform a lot along the way,” “Every time you think a storyline is echoed Jones. resolving, along comes some new character With cutbacks to both education and the to throw a wrench in the works and add to arts, this tradition may not last. Both singers the story’s complications,” said Einfeld. “At ply their trade south of the border, calling the end of Act 1, you think that it’s going San Francisco home at the moment.

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• City of Langley Library 20399 Douglas Cres. 604-514-2855 • HST seminar. The Canada Revenue Agency is offering four free seminars for small business: May 7, 17, May 29 and June 16. RSVP. • Muriel Arnason Library #130 20338 65th Ave. 604-532-3590 Babytime: Join library staff for fingerplays, songs, stories and rhymes for babies birth to 23 months. May 11, 9:30 a.m. Pajama Storytimes – May 5, 7 p.m. • Murrayville Library 22071 48th Ave. 604-533-0339

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Environmentalists, farmers, and politicians talked farmland. by Matthew Claxton mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

Developers and an unreliable Agricultural Land Commission are chipping away at farmland in Langley and around the region, speakers said at a forum on the ALR. The Thursday forum was organized by the Salmon River Enhancement Society, prompted by the number of times ALR issues kept coming up, said society president Doug McFee. There are seven active applications to exclude land from the ALR in Langley, McFee noted, including properties near Trinity Western University, on the Salmon River Uplands, and by the Gloucester industrial park. Several applications have received the thumbs up from Langley Township council, and the Township is even a landowner involved in one, an expansion of TWU’s campus. Other farms, including the former Blair farm on 216th Street and 56th Avenue, are lying fallow, having been purchased by speculators who have no interest in working the land. Speakers at the forum talked about the threats to farmland, and about different ways to look at local agriculture. “The potential of the land to provide food will always exist, until you put something on it,” said David Davis, a fourth-generation dairy farmer from Milner. Davis’s family was a strong opponents of the removal of ALR land for the Mufford-Glover over-

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pass, and their farm is close to the TWU exclusion application. The only way to preserve farming is to preserve farmland, Davis said. That will ensure the security of the local food supply. “At one time I had faith in the Agricultural Land Commission, as most farmers did, but that is no longer the case,” he said. Harold Steves, a Richmond farmer and

municipal councillor who crafted the ALR while a provincial cabinet minister in the 1970s, talked about how farmers can quickly get pushed out once land opens up for development. In 1959, the land his family farmed in Richmond was rezoned residential. Farmers there protested, but by the 1960s, some had started to sell. Within a decade, every farm but the Steves

land had become part of a subdivision. Steves said despite the passage of 40 years, little has changed. “The issues we were debating 40 years ago are all back,” he said. The relative cost of farmland versus industrial, commercial or residential land is driving speculators to buy up working farms, Steves and Davis said. Farmland goes for about $100,000 an acre, while

developable land goes for $1 million an acre. Steves also pointed to illegal dumping on farms, a problem similar to the issue many Langley residents have raised about fill sites. Simply driving around Richmond, Steves has twice caught truckers illegally dumping fill on agricultural land. Heather Pritchard, a Langley farmer and execu-

tive director of Farm Folk City Folk, tried to look on the positive side. A new crop of young people are becoming farmers, farmers markets and local foods movements are helping local agriculture, and more land is being put in trust, she said. Questions centred on how people can protect farmland. “It’s difficult,” Steves said.

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Metro girls soccer

Mustangs reign over North Shore to capture Cup Goalkeeper Nimmie Banipal shone as Langley edged out a tough North Shore squad.

the ball at the top of the After four shots the Langley area, but sent score was knotted at three the shot directly into the goals apiece. waiting arms of Mustangs’ The Reign’s fifth shot ’keeper Nimmie Banipal. was low but not decisive Other than that, neither enough to beat Banipal, team managed any clear who dove brilliantly to by Gary Venuti opportunities, with the smother it. Contributor edge in territorial play This left it up to the going to Langley. The remaining Langley shootThe Langley Mustangs topped er, Shelby Beck, who off their first place season with a game was played hard confidently side-footed the Coastal A Cup title, but they had but fair and was well controlled by the officials. Cup-winning shot into the to do it the hard way. The second half saw corner of the net. The U17 metro girls soccer the Reign make adjustMustangs coach Shaun team defeated the second-place ments to the Mustangs’ Mason said winning the North Shore Reign by the nargame strategy. North game via the shootout is rowest of margins at Minoru Shore’s best chance came “not the best way to win Park in Richmond Sunday – 1-0 in the 20th minute when a championship, but we’ll by virtue of penalty shots. the Reign intercepted a take it.” The Mustangs entered the loose ball The Mustang’s Most game with a short at midfield Valuable Player of the bench, missing “Not the best and broke game was Dayle Jeras, starters Shelby down the who dominated in her way to win a Burstein (suspensidelines. central defender position. sion) and Chelsey championship, The ball was Other notable performLal (injury). As but we’ll take crossed to a ances were put in by well, several other wide open Dakota Reid on the backplayers were nursit.” Reign player line, Mackie Shopland in ing injuries which Shaun Mason waiting on midfield, and Alex Stasiuk, limited their game the Langley who worked tirelessly in fitness. six-yard line, the midfield and up front, Langley took it but the shot was stopped as well as Banipal in goal. to North Shore from the openby Banipal at point-blank The Mustangs will now ing kickoff, but it was obvious pursue the provincial title that the well-worn turf field was range. The game soon against the winners of the going to limit the ball control of developed into a scramB.C. Interior in July. both teams. bled long ball and defenThe 2009/10 Mustangs The best chances fell to sive affair, with neither are Nimmie Banipal, Langley, beginning in the 28th Tim Hesketh photo/KATTS Photography team able to develop any Shelby Beck, Shelby minute when Mustang Tessa Langley Mustangs’ Mackie Shopland fell to the pitch while battling with a North Shore Reign opponent for Burstein, Kathleen coherent attack, in large Loewen blasted the ball just control of the ball, during a hotly contested Coastal A Cup final Sunday in Richmond. Shopland and the part due to the pool tableEhman, Paige Friesen, over the bar from 30 yards out, like playing surface, as Alyx Hesketh, Dayle Mustangs won in penalty kicks. following a free kick. well as fatigue. The teams Jeras, Chelsey Lal, Tessa Two minutes later, Langley’s went into added time knotted in Loewen, Natallie Olszewski, danger with a sliding tackle. and was waved off by the refShelby Beck managed to break a scoreless draw. Keenya Pierre, Ashley Extra time decided nothing and eree. However, following wild in on the Reign goal and dribble The stand-off continued into Radomski, Dakota Reid, Calli the teams went to penalty shots. protests by the Reign players, around the keeper, but her extra time with neither team Rouse, Mackie Shopland, Nikki Langley led 2-1 after four coaches, and fans, the officials weak shot from an acute angle giving an inch. Stanley, Alex Stasiuk and Taylor shooters when what had to be inspected the net and deterwas cleared off the line by a The best chance fell to the Venuti, coaches Shaun Mason, one of the strangest controvermined that the ball had, in fact, defender. Reign when an attacker broke Bob Rouse and Tom Radomski, sies during a Cup final occurred. blasted through a hard-to-see The Reign managed an opporfree into the Langley area, but and managers Marie Ehman and North Shore’s third shot hole in the twine. tunity at 38 minutes when a Ashley Radomski cleared the Teri Burstein. appeared to miss the target The goal was allowed. North Shore attacker picked up


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most part, neutralized and outplayed a Falcons team that had over two dozen shots on goal, plus about 10 shots over and wide in their semifinal game versus North Coquitlam United,” Riley said. “Our boys allowed only about five scorLangley United and the Whalley ing chances. But for a couple of unlucky Falcons went head-to-head for Coastal goals against and a few of our near Cup supremacy last Saturday, in a commisses going in, our boys could have easpetitive U15 gold boys soccer match at ily won the game.” Richmond’s Minoru Park. Mitch Urzinger, United’s central midWith only 12 players available, the fielder, was recognized as his team’s Langley squad fought hard the whole MVP. game. “Well deserved for his success at giving Whalley opened the scoring in the the Whalley Falcons attacking midfielder ninth minute when a scramble inside the no time and no space, frustrating him all penalty box saw a kick from 15 yards game long,” Riley said. out get under United ’keeper Riley was also impressed Taro Boccia’s arms. with the efforts of “Overall a great The balance of the game United’s back line of Mark was back and forth, with Campbell, Ryan Slack, team effort.” United missing at least three Nathan Peters, and Dion Steve Riley golden opportunities to tie it Dorazio, all of whom the score. played a tight game, Forward Mark Antoniuk allowing very few opporwas sent through on goal, but Whalley’s tunities and winning most of the Falcons’ ’keeper just got his hands on the shot. balls played forward in the air or on the Later on, a shot from the right side ground. slipped by the Whalley netminder and “Mark Antoniuk worked hard for the went just outside the left post. full 80 minutes up front for us,” Riley With the score 1-0 and five minutes added. “His high pressure [caused] the remaining before full time, United threw Whalley backs to cough up the ball on everyone up front to try for the equalizer. many occasions. Set plays, corner kicks, Defender Ryan Slack moved up as an and free kicks were orchestrated well by extra attacker and had a great opportunConnor Riley, and led to five solid scority in front of the net, but missed his ing opportunities.” shot. United has a week off before the playWith two minutes left in the match, a ers refocus their attention to training, scramble in front of Langley’s net after as they prepare for a rematch with the a corner resulted in the second Whalley Falcons at the provincials in July. goal that sealed the final result. The B.C. championship, July 8-11 in United coach Steve Riley said he was Aldergrove, is an eight-team tournament incredibly proud of his players. with two groups of four battling it out for “Overall a great team effort that for the the provincial title.

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Bennett rides to top 10 result Former Langley resident and Canadian Olympian Hawley Bennett and her mare Gin’N Juice continue to impress on the international three-day eventing circuit. Eventing includes three equine tests: dressage, cross-country, and stadium show jumping. Each test ridden by the riderand-horse team is scored individually, then added together for final results. At the Rolex North American Challenge last

week in Lexington, Ky., Bennett, aboard nine-yearold Gin’N Juice (owned by Hawley and Linda Paine of Temecula, Calif.), placed ninth overall. This is a noteworthy finish for their first time competing at Rolex against many of top riders in world. After a good dressage score of 53.8, the pair had a double clear crosscountry round with zero faults and time penalties (one of only 10 horses to do this), and finished with

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Jackpot! Former B.C. grappler scores big in Vegas For Vance Nevada, the philosophy “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” does not apply. Profiled in the Nov. 20, 2009 Langley Advance [Wrestler pins down history] Nevada was a big winner last week in Las Vegas, taking home an award for his accomplishments as a pro wrestling historian. Nevada, formerly of Langley and now residing in Red Deer, Alta., was an honouree among 13 past and present wrestling personalities in a field which included awards issued to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famers Ted DiBiase and Jim Ross, as

well as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend Dan Severn. The award ceremonies, held over two evenings, were hosted by the Cauliflower Alley Club, a benevolent association comprised primarily of current and former wrestlers. The James C. Melby Historian award was introduced in 2008 to recognize the efforts of journalists, writers and researchers who have contributed to the preservation of professional wrestling history. James Melby was an acclaimed wrestling writer and publisher from Minnesota whose work spanned more than four decades. The Melby award

Vance Nevada shook hands with WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin during last week’s awards ceremony. has been given to only three recipients including Nevada, whose win marks the first by both a Canadian and an active wrestler in this category. Nevada was selected in part for his work in writing and promoting his book Wrestling in the Canadian West, but also

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Junior A lacrosse

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A high scoring opening period saw the teams tally eight goals between them.

The Langley Jr. Thunder’s home debut featured some outstanding performances by their young leaders on offence. And spiffy new uniforms. The more versatile Burnaby Lakers, however, posted a 9-5 victory in B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League action Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre. The game was fast and the checking – for the most part – was tight and aggressive. During a penalty-filled opening period, Burnaby scored first on a powerplay just after the three minute mark, and opened a two-goal gap a couple of minutes later. Then, Langley’s rookie offensive unit began to respond. At the 5:32 mark, Nick Stone took a pass from Reegan Comeault, stepped to the crease with a dramatic fake on a Burnaby defender, and buried a low drive into the Lakers’ net for the Jr. Thunder’s first goal. Colton Porter was awarded an assist on the play. Five minutes later, Porter picked up the first of his two back-to-back goals in the first period. Kevin Lemond assisted on both of Porter’s goals. Stone and Comeault earned assists as well.

Burnaby had the early edge in play, however, carrying a 5-3 into the second period. The second period started with the Thunder successfully killing off a five-minute penalty given

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Soil dumping

Politeness

Township not enforcing its own rules Writer sticks to guns Several Langley neighbourhoods are making their way through provincial legislation to understand how it affects soil removal and deposit issues in the Township, because it is abundantly clear the Township does

not fulfill its obligations to enforce its own permit conditions. Legal means of control exist if the Township chooses to exercise them. But in too many instances, the Township has chosen not to. We view with alarm any “approv-

Environment

Prevention worth far more than cure Dear Editor,

“Invisible green infrastructure” is very nice way to describe this public value [Invisible costs of green world, April 20 Opinion, Langley Advance]. Lucky us that we have the opportunity to protect it, because the cost to rehabilitate it afterwards is far, far greater. Ask those who are trying

to rehabilitate their watersheds to reduce flooding, prevent slope failures, provide drinking water (quality and quantity), reduce invasive species, and so on. This public value is intrinsic to our sense of self and our environment. Dianne Ramage, Coquitlam

[Note: A fuller version of this letter is at www.langleyadvance.com.]

Traffic

Keep trucks west of 208th St. Dear Editor,

We do not need to be like our politicians and solve problems by making things other people’s problems. I agree that sending truck traffic along 208th Street on either side of the freeway is crazy [Trucks pose danger near overpass, April 23 Letters, Langley Advance]. This is a residential area and no place for commercial trucks – but the writer obviously does not have children or grandchildren attending either of the two elementary schools that are right on 216th Street. I also agree that the traffic on the

new bridge does not justify sending commercial trucks down either of those streets, or wasting our tax dollars on building another overpass/freeway on-ramp. Use 200th and 192nd Streets, as they are both in non-residential areas. They could even modify the 192nd overpass with an east-bound on-ramp, and keep the trucks where they belong. Keep all of our kids safe and our tax dollars where they really belong: in our pockets.

Doug Glen, Langley

[Note: Find more letters on this topic at www.langleyadvance.com.]

als,” because we know the chances are high that the terms of permits will not be met, putting our properties, streams, neighbourhoods, and environment at risk. Surrey and Abbotsford don’t seem to have these fill site issues. Could it be that they enforce their bylaws? Life would be a lot easier for all if Langley Township resolved to monitor all approved fill sites, and to maximum penalties on violators.

Hazel J. Halliday, Langley

[Note: A fuller version of this letter is at www.langleyadvance.com.]

Education

Defamation feared Dear Editor,

Langley Teachers’ Association President Susan Fonseca suggests the district is “muzzling” teachers [District burns LTA barbecue plans, April 27, Langley Advance]. LTA flyers promoting a “Forensic Audit Pavilion Barbeque” were removed from school bulletin boards because they contained statements which the district believes may be defamatory, and could be held liable if it did not take every step to remove the material. The LTA has grieved the decision to have the flyers removed, and the district will address the matter through the grievance procedure. Additional steps taken were within reasonable policy guidelines.

Dear Editor,

It seems Mr. Clayton Randle [Writer’s anger misguided, April 27 Letters, Langley Advance] found my words [Complainer could seek office, April 16 Letters] to Mr. Standcumbe [Truck route intolerable, April 6 Letters] to be rude. I was not intending to be rude, but used the letter he wrote as a platform. People rarely want to be involved in anything unless it affects them directly. Mr. Randle’s letter indicated that point perfectly. Mr. Randle states that he works full time, as does his wife, and by the time he gets home and eats dinner with his children, they are finished. This never justifies being apathetic about the world around you. I am also a full-time worker, as is my husband. My two young children participate in activities that require our attention, and we both sit on a minimum of two volunteer committees in our community. I don’t have all the time in the world to go to meetings either but I can read the papers, go to community functions where council members are present, blog on the internet, check out my city hall on a Saturday, etc. Family is very important, I don’t dispute, but always falling back on “no time” is tired. It’s difficult, yes, but we make the time, because we live here. We want this to be a great community to raise our children. As for “not in my backyard,” I was informed of what was being completed in my area in the present and in the near future. As for the distant future, I, too, will have to roll with the punches. And for the points I missed in my letter, I encourage Mr. Randle to still write them in to the editor, or even better, his local city hall. I stand by what I have written.

Susan Hannsen, Langley

Craig Spence, Communications Manager, Langley School District

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…continued from page A45 “I ran out of money,” Turner said with a laugh. ••• Sunday’s show was one of LAMBS’ signature events, and is tied to the celebrations of St George, patron saint of England, known for his epic battle with a dragon. Hundreds of visitors perused the collection of vehicles that included a 2010 Lotus Elise, 1952 Bristol

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McCALLUM, Janet Louise Elizabeth (nee McDonald)

Passed away peacefully at Langley Memorial Hospital surrounded by family on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the age of 90. Louise will be lovingly missed and remembered by her children Donald, Sharon, John (Hermance), Morley (Sharon), Ellen Bedard (Don), Mary Neufeld (Ken), Melvin (Debbie), Leah Olson (Glynn), 23 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, sister Agnes, brothers Walter and Lawrence, many friends and extended family. Louise was predeceased by her husband Donald, son Garth and grandson Rick. A celebration of Louise’s life will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Road, Langley, BC In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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Obituaries

Modas Operandi

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Births

PROUD PARENTS Marnie and Jamie are excited to announce the birth of their son, Rees James Hugh born April 5th, 2010 at Langley Memorial Hospital. 7.48 pounds. He is welcomed by grandparents, Ken, Merle, Karen & Greg, and big brother Kaige.

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Memorial Gifts

Remember a loved one. Support your local cancer centre. BC Cancer Foundation 13750 – 96th Avenue Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2 T: 604.930.4084 Please include the name of the person you’re remembering and your mailing address. www.bccancerfoundation.com/InMemory

Cox, Hayden James

With saddened hearts we regretfully announce the passing of Hayden suddenly on April 22, 2010. Hayden was born on May 25, 1995 and is survived by his twin sister Makaela, parents Jim and Debbie, brother’s Craig and Damion Stebanuk, grandparents Pat and Daphne Noon and Darrell Cox, along with aunts, uncles and cousins. Hayden was a constant source of excitement and filled a room with smiles and laughter when he was present. Although his time with us was cut short he left a lasting impression on his family, friends and the community as a whole. His sense of humor and his unconditional love for his family and friends is going to be sadly missed. A celebration of Hayden’s life is going to be held at the Christian Life Assembly in Langley on Monday May 3, 2010 at 5:00pm, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers there will be a wishing well for donations to the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver

Beauticians/ Barbers

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Langley Advance will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

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Announcements

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Meeting Place

GENTLEMAN, 71, single, 5’ 6', slim, N/S, N/D, wishes to hear from senior lady in Langley. Write Roland, at P.O. Box 141, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 7E8.

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Singles Clubs

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Career Opportunities

Harbour Link Container Services in Delta, BC is looking to hire a CONTAINER EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Successful candidates will be able to safely operate container handling equipment, seek improvements to yard operational processes, act as a front line customer service representative in dealing with drivers coming into the yard, and have a certain degree of computer proficiency. You thrive in a fast-paced environment without comprising safety standards or attention to detail. See online version of this ad on working.com for more details. Email resume to adm@hlcsi.com

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General Employment

ATTENTION STUDENTS/ SUMMER WORK

Flex sched. $16.25 base-appt, cust. sales/service, conditions apply, no exp needed, will train. Call 604-595-1040 or www.summeropenings.ca/ve

Now Hiring

FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

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General Employment

F/T PRODUCTION WORKER, pizza company, $11.80/hr, Langley, days. To apply: Jason @ (604) 539-9201 PLANET LAZER Now Hiring F/T & P/T positions available. Fax resumes to: 604 514-2292 Personal Trainer Certification Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be avail. 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education. MILNER DOWNS 21795 - 64 Avenue Langley Horse Barn Worker for 50+ Stall Equestrian Centre. Mostly physical work, cleaning stalls and paddocks, sweeping, raking, mowing grass, turning out horses, etc. Position involves lifting and carrying 50 pounds. Ability to speak Spanish an asset. $9.50/hour. Fax resume: 604-466-3291 or email: milnerdowns@shaw.ca

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Hotel Restaurant

F/T FOOD SERVERS needed for a family rest.,at least 1 yr exp, $9.80/hr. Afternoon shifts including weekends. Cloverdale. Call Gurjit (604)771-2369 bet 7-9am

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Benkey Sushi [Aldergrove]

Cook (F/T) for Korean or Japanese Cuisine. $3,000/mo, 40hrs/wk.Duties; Create Korean style menu [Bulgogi, Sushi rice] Cook tempura, sauces & side dishes. Skills req; marinating meat Requirement; Min. 3 years exp. Secondary completion, English

E-mail: kya1245@hanmail.net

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Immediate F/T position. Previous hotel experience. Must possess excellent computer and customer service skills, team oriented. Please apply in person

HR Departments 19500 Langley Bypass, Surrey Fax: 604-530-9192 Email: nadia.hirji@hilton.com

ASAKUSA JAPANESE RESTAURANT in Langley B.C. seeks a specialty Cook. 3 - 5 years of experience in Korean, Japanese or Chinese style cuisine. Cooking license is required. Basic English is required. Fluent in other languages such as Korean, Japanese or Chinese would be an asset. $19/hour, 40 hours/week. 2 weeks vacation annually. Duties include; Create and develop daily/ seasonal featured menus; supervise and maintain kitchen operation; supervise and train kitchen staff; ensure quality of food.

Apply by email at: asakusa 1054@yahoo.co.kr Or call (from 3 - 5pm) at: 604-888-1054 Or apply in person at: Asakusa Japanese Restaurant #104B - 8850 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley B.C

Office Personnel

Accounts Payable

A/P position available with Langley based wholesaler and retailer of building materials. This fast paced, high volume company requires a highly motivated and well organized individual. Minimum 5 years experience in A/P, with a strong working knowledge of excel. Must have exposure to inventory, G/L, JE’s and account reconciliations. Group benefits and other compensations offered. Send resume in confidence: Pacific West Systems Supply Ltd.

fax: 534-8062 or email to: ssweetman@ pacwestsystems.com

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Hotel Restaurant

Retail Sales

Now Hiring Part-Time

Retail sales/customer service help for Classic Games & Billiards. Valid driver’s licence an asset. Some heavy lifting. Starts at: $11/hour.

Fax resume: 604-539-9895 classicbilliards@telus.net

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Trades/Technical

Cabinet Maker

Valley Countertops Industries Ltd. a leading manufacturing company for cabinets, fixtures and counter tops located at 30781 Simpson Road, Abbotsford requires a qualified Cabinet Maker. Job duties include: study specification of the articles to be made, mark outline, operate a variety of woodworking machines to assemble and install complete units. Minimum Grade 12 with 4 year of experience as a Cabinet Maker and other related tasks. Salary $ 20.50 pr/hr. Please fax your resumes to 604-852-9066

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT EDUCATION RECEPTIONIST, WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT, DIRECTORATE ASSISTANTS

Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games Contract Position: May – July 2010 “Dream Challenge Achieve” The TOL 2010 BC Summer Games Society is seeking individuals to support a network of 17 Directors in the organization and planning of an exciting, multi-sport provincial competition. If you are outgoing, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and looking to build on your current skill set in a team environment, we invite your application for a position within: SPACE · Reception/Office Assistant BOOKING · Operations,LANGLEY Warehouse and Inventory For: ADVANCE · Directorate Assistant - Promotions/Communications/Events Rep: BLaws · Directorate Assistant - Food Services/Accommodations/Transportation Ad#: 1234785 Positions are offered through the Canada Summer Jobs program and open only to individuals who ages 15-30 who have been registered as full time students in the past academic year and intend to return to school full time in September. Previous experience in reception, warehousing, sport/event management or volunteer organizations would be an asset. Please email resume and cover letter by May 10th, 2010 to: Operations Manager, games@2010bcsummergames.org Ensure you reference the position you are applying for in the subject line.

DIRECTORATE ASSISTANTS

Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games Contract Position: May – August 2010 “Dream Challenge Achieve”

The Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games Society is seeking individuals to support a network of 17 Directors in the organization and planning of an exciting, multi-sport provincial competition. If you are outgoing, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and looking to build on your current skill set in a team environment, we invite your application for a position within: · Reception/Communications SPACE · Sponsorship/Protocol BOOKING · Volunteers/Registration and Results For: LANGLEY ADVANCE · Sports and Scheduling This initiative, funded by the Province British Columbia under the Employment & Rep:of BLaws Labour Market Services, enables participants to receive benefits while experiencing the Ad#: 1234784 opportunity to enhance or maintain their employment skills and develop a network of future employers. Positions are open only to individuals who are currently receiving unemployment benefits or have done so in the past 36 months or to individuals who are returning to work for the first time following a maternity/paternity leave within the past 5 years. Previous experience in reception, sport/event management or volunteer organizations would be an asset. Please email resume and cover letter by May 10th, 2010 to: Operations Manager, games@2010bcsummergames.org Ensure you reference the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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Equipment Operator For Commercial Landscape Contractor

Req’d immed. Must have exp. with Bobcats & Excavators. Wages depending on Exp. Must have own transportation. Fax resume to: 604-532-1716

Landscape Labourers For Commercial Landscape Contractor

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Job Description: The individuals selected for these positions will be expected to provide all facets of underground mining development. They will be responsible for all development tasks and shall have sufficient experience with daily activities such as a range of LHD operation, jumbo operators, and mechanized bolting. Other support duties such as mechanical installation(s) (installation and maintenance of air, water and ventilation) and ground support will also be required. These individuals will be expected to receive daily safety and work line-up from their immediate supervisor(s) and complete the daily line-up safely and on time. Job Qualifications: ● Must possess their Full Common Core for Underground Hard Rock Miner (U0000 to U0012), or equivalent provincial designation ● Must have a minimum of 3 years work experience ● Must have U0018, U0089 or U0092 depending on equipment or specific task ● Experience with either MacLean Series bolters or Atlas Copco Boltec are will be given top consideration

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Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games “Dream Challenge Achieve” The Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games Society invites SPACE community organizations, sports groups, organized clubs and others to BOOKING operate a concession stand during the upcoming BC Summer Games, July 22-25 2010. Concessions are needed for variousADVANCE Langley sport venues to serve For: LANGLEY healthy food options to athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators. Rep: BLaws To be a part of this exciting event, contact the Township of Langley BC Summer Games Office Ad#: 1234779 for an application form or email Dan Sheel at registration@2010bcsummergames.org for more information. Performance bond may be required. CLOSING DATE: May 20, 2010 Township of Langley BC Summer Games Society / Unit 5, 7888 200 St V2Y 3J4 604-881-2010

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GARAGE SALE, Saturday Only, May 1, 8am to 1pm, 19937 42A Ave. Tools, Kids Outdoor Toys, Household items

Langley/Aldergrove

2 Family Moving Sale! Sat. May 1st & Sun May 2nd 8:00am - 5:00pm 6321 - 248th St. Too many items to list. Something for everyone.

willoughby heights MOVING SALE Sat May 1, 8 to 5pm #66-8089 209 St Rain or Shine! High end furniture, art work, tools, scrapbooking stuff, household items & a free bin Visitor parking please

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NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALES Saturday May 1 • 9am to Noon + Over 20 separate sales! Map provided near corner of 68 Ave & 188 St. ‘‘RAIN or SHINE’’ Arranged by Tony Zandbergen Remax Treeland Rlty

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Brookswood

South Surrey

Belmont Elementary School (corner of 204 St & 40 Ave)

Bargains galore, all the clothing you can stuff into a bag for $10, the recycled treasures dollar store, toys and antique finds

Paws 2 Dance Canine Freestyle Society Fundraiser Saturday, May 1st From 7am until 4pm Brookswood Seniors Centre 19899 - 36th Ave, Langley Canine Freestyle Demos throughout the day and hamburgers, hot dogs and coffee are available! Lots of great deals to be had!

Appliances

Lots of Great Items Rain or Shine

SURREY, SOUTH

LANGLEY

MOVING SALE

Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser

Sat/Sun, May 1 & 2 From 11am until 4pm #6 - 15288 36th Ave, Sry

Saturday, May 1st From 8am until noon 21025 48th Ave, Newlands Golf & Country Club Rain or Shine!

Lots of quality furniture! Or call: 604-538-8182

Langley

Multi Family Sale SAT MAY 1, 9am-4pm 23071 48th Avenue. Going out of Business Sale Lots of craft supplies. Weather Permitting

Canadian Food for Children FUNDRAISER $ALE Saturday Only! MAY 1 ★ 9am to 1pm 3218 - 224th Street LANGLEY

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GARAGE SALE Sun May 2, 9am-12 54 - 20176 68 Ave

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We sell & service all hot & cold pressure washers 604.434.2188 upsi.ca #11 - 5850 Byrne Rd. Burnaby

Farm Equipmment

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NEW HOLLAND 268 baler and disc mower. Call after 5pm 604-858-9568 Chilliwack

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Furniture

SWIVEL CHAIRS (2), burgundy, like new, $200/pr, Queensize futon like new, paid $1000 asking $600. Call 604-888-0012

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Antique stereo & phone. Tools, tv, waterbed frame, candles, books and more!

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Moving Sale Sat, May 1, 9am-3pm 4538 219 St Furniture, Toys, Games, Dishes, Tools, Picture Frames & Much More

April 23 - May 16 9am-3pm daily

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BEAUTIFUL KITTENS Siemese X, tabby, solids $40. Call 604-392-6898 Chilliwack

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

Southridge Country Fair Sat, May 1, 9am - 4pm 2656 160th Street

Multi Family Garage Sale Sat, May 1, 8am-2pm

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Chase money, especially money owed to you, or pursue past dollar sources such as a former job/employer. Pay old bills. Life is easy, mild. But don’t start any new projects before May 11. You might discover, early week, that there is a flaw or major hindrance in something you thought was “in the bag,” especially in romantic, creative or speculation zones. Work with a Gemini, Taurus or Capricorn to overcome that flaw. (Or just accept it.) Communications are affectionate, especially with someone who means a lot to you (enemies can mean a lot, too!). Happiness, Wednesday/Thursday!

Cancer June 21-July 22: A former friend, schoolmate, could pop by, phone. If this occurs Sunday to Tuesday noon, or Friday/Saturday, it could have bigger implications – opportunity, love, travel, etc. Be engaging, welcoming. Your domestic scene has “lightened up” lately, and will stay light until late July. (This also takes the pressure off marriage and other partnerships.) Use this interval to prepare for the resumption of “serious matters” in this arena late July through 2012. Get contracts signed, disagreements settled, etc. Someone out there wants to “rescue” you. If the knight’s white, say yes.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Mysteries, intimate bonding, sex, pregnancy, lifestyle change, commitments and consequences, crime, research, dreams, investments, finances, inheritances and other people’s money – these continue to occupy you, and continue to be subject to delays, mistakes and misunderstandings. Be patient. Reprise the past – e.g., grab a former lover, chase former financial situations, revisit former mysteries. You might be contemplating marriage, or another cultural passage. Wait: January to June 2011 will bring your answer, ring your bell. Security, home Sunday-Tuesday. Romance mid-week.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy and charisma soar, you love life and it loves you! But once every four years your April/May high-energy period will occur while it is unwise to begin new projects – as now. These 1-in-4 year phases must be meant to nudge you into cleaning up your past, or seizing it so you don’t lose something --- or someone – valuable. That might be why old flames, nostalgia, old contacts, and past “ungrabbed” opportunities return, as they are doing now. So use your high energy and magnetism this week, but use it to reprise (or clean up) the past. Joy, Friday/Saturday!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Start nothing new before May 11. Reprise the past in career, prestige areas – and protect these from mistakes, supply shortages, missed meetings, etc. A former career role might return. You’re still assertive/aggressive, your face is redder than usual, you want quick results, and you might push people too hard – this from last October to early June 2010 (and Monday/Tuesday!). On the good side, higher learning, foreign countries and lawyers benefit you. Your social life has picked up! Work hard Sunday to Tuesday noon. Be flexible, welcoming mid-week. Mysteries, intimacy late week.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Relationships remain your prime focus. Don’t start new ones. Protect ongoing contacts from (your?) neglect. You could deal with a former spouse, business partner or contact, or a former opportunity might return (especially one involving the public, relocation, sex, finances, and/or a social group). You could grow increasingly intimate with a friend or affectionate bond. That’s good. If you learn a secret Sunday/Monday, it’s true. Take care if a relationship conflicts with your career or community status. Slow down, attend to home, family mid-week. Romance, creativity visit Friday/Saturday!

Gemini May 21-June 20: Lie low, rest, make no demands.Cleanup,handleoldobligations,governmentrelated tasks, administrative duties – and be nice. (Bureaucrats do engage in revenge sometimes.) Your speech and writing is a bit aggressive, male, volatile – and unusually friendly – last October to this coming June. Neglected chores will return. So might an old flame, but a quiet or restrictive or burdensome one, perhaps someone you want to protect. (Remember, this is your year for career success, not for shenanigans.) Big money, mysteries and sex favour you Sunday to Tuesday. Mid-week’s mellow.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Start nothing new before May 11. An assortment of old friends, former lovers, teachers, schoolmates, even bosses might have started flowing in – most of these won’t last, so be non-committal until you see who “sticks.” A Taurus, Gemini and/or another Virgo figure prominently. Romance, creative or speculative urges, love for happy children – these bless you Sunday to noon Tuesday. The “person” side of this shines bright; the sex/ intimate side meets problems, perhaps due to security factors. Relationships intrigue you Friday/Saturday. For 15 years, marriage/love will fascinate you.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The accent remains on work — you have a lot to do, including chores you neglected weeks or months ago. Tackle these. If unemployed, contact former employers, or return to a former field. But DON’T start any brand new work projects, nor buy machinery. All this to May 11. If a co-worker’s driving you crazy, just take a deep breath. Your spouse is affectionate. If you’re unattached, others respond sweetly (but don’t seek anyone brand new before May 11). Money has “significance” or involves important news Sunday-Tuesday. Be domestic, or in nature, Friday/Saturday.

May 2 - 8 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Romance is deep, meaningful, might be of marriage quality. This applies especially if an old flame has wandered back. Take a chance on this. But don’t start a brand new relationship now – it would forever remain an “unfinished symphony.” Same advice applies to creative, speculative, sports and pleasure projects. Work is pleasant, co-workers affectionate. Your energy and charisma soar Sunday to noon Tuesday – much succeeds, but don’t push love toward intimacy too soon, and beware mixing gambling with investments. Money’s important mid-week – be nimble! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Rest, lie low and contemplate people, things, your life Sunday to noon Tuesday. There is much to think over, and a series of valuable insights, especially in the areas of home, security, spirit, government, sex and intimacy, romance and large finances. Your relations with others (or one other) are at a low, and critical point. Don’t expect agreement, but do realize you are probably in the “power seat” of this relationship now. (As opposed to last October/November, when roles were switched.) A “déjà-vu” situation might exist. Your energy and charisma return mid-week. Money, Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You’re busy, but not pressured (much) – enjoy the respite.Your popularity rises Sunday to noon Tuesday – seek friends, be happy, flirt with a casual acquaintance you haven’t seen in awhile, have fun! (That casual friend might be the key to a significant social, even partnership event.) But realize restlessness can interfere with job success. Settle into rest, contemplation and mild withdrawal Tuesday noon through Thursday. True insight, inspiration arrives Thursday. Your energy and charisma surge Friday/Saturday! Attract and do. But don’t start anything new before May 11. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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PETS & LIVESTOCK

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Dogs

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Dogs

5017 4060

Metaphysical

LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca

BORDERNESE X puppies, born Mar 13 have both parents grt family & camping dog. $300. 604-792-3280

PUPPY PARADISE Golden Retriever Awesome Family Dog! (PB, Reg’d) F $795 M $895 778-552-0822 DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1500-$2000. 604-607-7433

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KOMONDOR 3 mos male, smart, loving, strong personality. Needs exp owner. $800. 604-857-4120

Okanagan/ Interior

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT 3br, 2bath, fully equipped & furn large deck, BBQ, ac, canoes, priv. dock, Avail June to Sept. $1500 /wk, 604-922-6103...551-3014

5020

Computer/ Internet

COMPUTER REPAIRS: • Mobile Service • 7 days/wk

• Virus removal & data backup • Home & office networking • Router wireless security www.updatedIT.com

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5035

RARE! CHOCOLATE & BLUE French Bulldogs, 1st in Canada. Reserve now! 604-802-6934 www.westcoastfrenchbulldogs.com

ROTTWEILER PUPS Purebreds. D.O.B. 03/04/10. 3 females & 1 male. Full tails; dew claws removed; dewormed & vet checked. Ready now! $800 firm. (1)-604-794-3953, Chilliwack SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application. www.tntsharpeirescue.com please contact freesharpei@hotmail.com

POMERANIAN PUPPIES 2 males, ready to go. $500 ea, mom & dad also avail. 604-858-7606

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

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YORKSHIRE TERRIERS fem 2yrs, housebroken, all shots, non shed. to good home $350 ea 604-724-4314

3510

Feed & Hay

Triple Five Trucking

SPECIAL • Cedar Shavings KILN DRIED Hemlock, Fir, Spruce Sawdust & Shavings

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3550

Poultry

KATISSA POULTRY Non medicated, all vegetable feed, no animal by products, grown and sold on the farm. Fully Processed, Flash Frozen Ready for roasting. For prices & details see www.specialtychicken.com Cloverdale area, 604 541-0007

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5505

Legal/Public Notices

WAREHOUSE LIEN Whereas,

is indebted to The Auto Clinic for storage and towing on a 1988 Suzuki VIN: JS3JC51C2J4210516. A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing $2,181.34 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of May, 2010 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiffs 20473 Logan Ave, Langley, B.C. V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on May 13th, 2010. For more information call Elite Baliffs @ (604) 539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM

is indebted to The Auto Clinic for storage and towing on a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier VIN: 1G1JC1242W7211548. A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing $1,674.78 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of May, 2010 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiffs 20473 Logan Ave, Langley, B.C. V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on April 8th, 2010. For more information call Elite Baliffs @ (604) 539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM

WAREHOUSE LIEN Whereas,

Sandra Plante

is indebted to Rich Surrey Land Ltd for storage and towing on a 2001 Ford Focus VIN: 1FAFP34P21W281902. A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing $4200.00 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of May, 2010 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiffs 20473 Logan Ave, Langley, B.C. V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on Nov 30th, 2009. For more information call Elite Baliffs @ (604) 539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM

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6008

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Whereas, Ronald McMillan is indebted to Clover Towing Ltd. for storage and tow on January 18th, 2010 on a 1990 Wildwood Travel Trailer Vin# 1RKFLEKG0L1000100 there is presently an amount due and owing $4,344.31 plus any additional costs of storage seizure and sale. For more information: Clover Towing Ltd. #101 - 10185 - 199 B Street, Langley.

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

6030

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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6035

Mobile Homes

FACTORY DIRECT New 14 ft wide $56,500 F.O.B. SRI; New 1152 sq ft dbl wide $76,900 F.O.B. 604-830-1960 www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $18,500 down $1,975/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-22

New Westminster

NW/BBY Border. New, spac 6 BR + Den, 4 baths. 2,600 sf. Granite, SS appl, legal suite, river view. Call now-beat the HST! $749,000, & no tax! Kelly Bhatti, Century 21 Coastal Realty, 604-808-0221

6020

North Delta

10671 WESTSIDE Drive, Canterbury Hts, N. Delta; Sunday only, 2- 4pm. Updated home with view! $584,900. Bob Edwards, Re/Max Performance Rlty, 604-590-4888

6030

Lots & Acreage

LANGLEY LOT. $284,000. Fully serviced. 3,800 sq ft. Prime location in new area of Willoughby Heights. Can build three level house with bsmnt and double garage, with lane access. Close to Hwy 1 & amen. 604-618-3244 ★ MISSION ★ 1.35 Acres Come Build your Dream Home Rare Cul-de-sac building lot in Mission. Street of High End Homes, backs onto Greenbelt. Lots of Privacy - Room for sep garage. 10 mins to downtown. Drive by 9749 Jones Terrace on Dewdney Trunk Rd, nr the Abbey, $298K. Call Len 604-763-4118

6020-14

OWNER WILL Finance with easy terms. Older home in 55 + Walnut Grove Langley park, Asking $49,900 with pad rent $595/mo. Glenbrook Homes, 604-830-1960 TO BE MOVED - 2004 14 x 70 deluxe 2 BR, 1 bth $59,900. 1982 - 14 x 70 3 BR, 2 bth, $24,900. 1976 - 12 x 68, 2 BR + bth, $12,900. 12 x 60, 2 BR, $9,900. 12 x 60, $3,000. 604-830-1960

6040

Houses - Sale

6020-24

NEW MANUFACTURED double wide, from $119,000. Pad $765/mo or option to purchase home and pad $319,000. Call Chuck 604-830-1960 NEW SRI, 16 x 58, Langley Adult Park. $115,900. Pets OK. Pad $430/mo. Chuck 604-830-1960

Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com

6052

Real Estate Investment

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

6065

Recreation Property

COZY COTTAGE Home on .82 acres Lake Front, less than 1 hour fr Vancouver. Just $525K. Park Georgia Rlty, Lisa 778 882-7275

GRANDVIEW @ Las Vegas on South Blvd brand new concrete bldg, 2 sep 1 br XLrg units, Luxurious, ldry, 2 jacuzzi, a/c, plasma, king bed, slps 8, full equipped kitchen. Timeshare 4 x per yr, you own % of property, Rentals ok Asking $35,000 604-374-4350 * 604-506-7576

Langley/Aldergrove

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAYS, 2:30 - 4:30PM 8258 - 211 Street, Langley • $629,000 Brand new 4 BR, 3 story, 3777sf (incl. garage) house in quiet Willoughby neighbourhood. Features 2 master br’s with walk in closets + 2 br up. Beautiful kitchen, living, dining & family room on main. Finished bsmt & rec.rm down. Luxurious accents, granite counters, under mount sinks & h/w flrs. Situated on desirable 3451sf lot backing onto green space. It’s a must see!

3 BR Townhouse rancher Clearbrook Village, 1 bath, fp, w/d, lrg yard. nr school/rec ctre $230,000 By Owner 604-870-4708 Amazing **Rent to Own** Easy Qualifying! Stop Renting! Gorgeous 2 & 3 Bdrm T/houses in Langley. Low $$ down. 604-857-3597 or 604-418-3162

Lots & Acreage

Real Estate

Surrey

$365,000 2BR - 2bath Condo Spec 180° view. Beautifully reno, elegant decor, granite, tile & hardwood. Walk-in shower. Stainless appls, gas fp. Crown mouldings & chair rails. Bldg completely updated & rain screened. Gym, spa & pool. Near skytrain. 604-628-8172 http://picasaweb.google.ca/ tocololo/CondoOdysseyTowers

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6005

Financial Services

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6020

Behind on Mortgage? Too much Debt!

NEED CASH AND OWN A VEHICLE?

5060

5505

TEACUP YORKSHIRE Terrier pups. Health guar. 604-825-2001 www.fraservalleyyorkies.com

Business Opportunity

Agents

NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.MazumaCapital.ca

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SHIH TZU & Lhasa Apso pups, home raised, vet ✔ 1st shot, dewormed, ready to view, $495. Chwk 604-702-1960 or 794-3197

PUPPY PARADISE Beautiful Shelties 'Little Lassies!' (PB, Reg’d) M $895. F $995. 778-552-0822

Destinations

4530-10

5015 JACK RUSSELL pups male, female smooth coat, tails docked, dewormed, 1st shots $450. 604-701-1587

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4530

REAL ESTATE

Business Services

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RENTALS

6508

Apt/Condos

ALDERGROVE - 1BR, central location, refs, credit & criminal check req’d. $660, avail May. 1, 604-856-7390 or 778-549-3852

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604 936-3907

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

office: 604 939-2136 cell: 604 805-9490

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

office: 604 939-4903 cell: 778-229-1358

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

6508

GORGEOUS 2 BR 2 Bath top floor corner unit condo in North Langley. Close to shopping, freeway, Golden Ears Bridge and transit. 7 appliances, in-suite laundry, granite counter tops, laminate floor. No pets. $1,300 per month. Call 604-539-8510 LANGLEY, 5454 198th St, 2 BR, 2 bath, 6 appls, in-suite w/d, u/g prkg, $1,100/mo. Avail May 16. 778-866-3888 or 604-572 0378 LANGLEY Beautiful 2BR, 2 bath condo at the Grove, granite counter, SS appls, w/d, electric f/p, 2 u/g parking, storage, very private, $1200/mo incl hydro, pets negotiable, N/S, avail June 1 or earlier, call 604 868-6131 LANGLEY CITY Spac 2 BR, well maintained building. Laundry room on each floor. 4 appls, hot water & parking included. Resident Manager. No pets. 2 BR • $860 per month Available May 1.

Oakdale Apts

5530 - 208 St. Langley Please call from 9am to 8pm: (604) 534-1114

415 Westview St, Coq

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

Apt/Condos

MURRAYVILLE 1 br 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator. Av now. No pets, near amens. $875 + utils. Jim @ 604-836-3879

LIMERICK MANOR

Near Langley City Hall 1 Bedroom Apartments $705 - $734/mo Incl. heat, storage & parking Adult oriented • Sorry, no pets By appointment, call:

604-514-1480

DELTITA GARDENS

8507 120th St, N.Delta $1000 Move in Allowance for new April residents. 1BR fr $675. 2BR fr $775. 3BR from $875. Incls heat, h/w & basic cable. For more info or to view

CALL 604 594-5211

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

SPECIAL 1/2 MONTH FREE ! Clean 1 BR’s & 2 BR’s Apts. Mature oriented building, near Semiahmoo Mall. Cable incl’d. N/P. U/grd prkg. Resident Mgr. See website for bonus special

Call 604 536-8499

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

MULHOLLAND PLACE

office: 604 937-7343 cell: 778 848-5993

56th Ave at 200th St, Langley Near Willowbrook Mall.

LANGLEY CITY SPECIAL 1/2 Month Free

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

Spacious − Clean − Large Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & hot water. Kids Welcome! Resident Mgr. See website for bonus special.

office: 604 936-1225

1 & 2 BR

Call 604 530-0030

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Washer/dryer, fridge/stove, dishwasher, garburator, hardwood floors. N/s, n/p.

Call 604-539-0852 www.porterealty.com

IS THERE SOMEONE SPECIAL GRADUATING THIS YEAR? Educational Institution

6508

Apt/Condos

WALNUT GROVE luxury 2 BR, 2 bath, g/flr, lg patio, granite counters, ss appls, f/p, ug pkng x2, storage x2, walk to everything, ns, np. $1485. Jun 1. 604-881-1144

SOMERSET GARDENS (South Mere Cres East, Sry)

2 BR Apts, $875 - $1000 incls heat & h/w. 3 bldgs (1 n/s bldg) common laundry room. By transit, schools & shops. Family oriented housing.

CALL 604 451-6676

SUSSEX PLACE APTS

5400 206th St, Langley Clean & Affordable Apts. Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR. Close seniors center & all amens. Rents incls heat, hot water & cable. 1/2 month FREE Rent!

6515

Duplexes - Rent

ALDERGROVE Lrg 2 BR Semidetached, fridge/stove, Wash/dry hookup, lrg fen’d yrd, new reno’d. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604- 539-2533

6540

Houses - Rent

BROOKSWOOD 2 BR Rancher, updated, 5 appls, mature n/s adults, small pets ok, $1400/mo. Avail Jun 1. 604-943-2958 FT LANGLEY - near. 2 BR Mobile Home, 2 bath, 1100sf, sunroom, all appls, priv fen’d yard. Avail May 1. $1300 incls hydro. N/S. Pet negotiable. 604-856-4300 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M CLOVERDALE – 6965 - 192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, f/p ....$2,688/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

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Rooms

Langley

Willoughby Modern 2700sf family home, 3 BR, 3ba, media room & office in bsmt & big family room. All appls. Walk everywhere, NS/NP, avail May 1st, $1950.00/mo. Sandy 604-538-3823, ext 24

Willoughby Modern 2700sf family home, 3 BR, 3ba, media room & office in bsmt & big family room. All appls. Walk everywhere, NS/NP, avail May 1st, $1950.00/mo. Sandy 604-538-3823, ext 24

6565

Office/Retail Rent

Langley / Surrey Border 2,193sf office space, 2nd floor, lots of windows and great view - 5 offices plus a boardroom, available immediately, total rent includes utilities $3,900. 19292 - 60 Ave, Surrey 604-294-8703

6590

Rooms

LANGLEY, Walnut Grove. $400/mo incl hydro/cbl. Furnished room. N/s, N/p. 604-881-2133

Suites/Partial Houses

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR 2 bth, Walnut Grove, newer end unit, dbl garage, $1450 pool, gym ns np May 1. 604-837-4015 CLOVERDALE, new, very spacious 2 BR, new appls, own entry. $800 incls utils. May 1. Near amens. N/P & N/S. 604-961-3675

ALDERGROVE, 3 BR T/H, w/d hook-up, ns/np. avail Immed. $900/mo. Tara 604-825-8424

ALDERGROVE. 2 BR, upper floor. F/p, d/w, private w/d & entry, private, large, sundeck, double carport. Extra prkg. In quiet CDS. $1,050/mo inclds hydro. Immed. 604-855-9403 or 604-832-9376

LANGLEY, Brookswood. 1 BR, gas f/p. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $725/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-308-4219

LANG WALNUT Grove, 3 BR, 2.5 ba, bonus rm, w/d, built in vac, f/p, 2 car garage. New paint, d/w, fridge, stove, blinds. Fenced back yard. By all amens & schools. $1350. May 1. N/S. 604 535-3283

ALDERGROVE, Beautiful bright 2 BR, f/bath, gas f/p, lots of storage, patio. N/S. Pet negot. Jun 1. $795. 604-690-3399

SRY, Clayton Hts. 5 BR, 2 floors of 3 flr home. 3 baths, 2 f/ps, rec rm, dbl garage. Ns/np. $2,800/mo + ½ util. Immed. 604-574-0068

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 bdrm, $800 incl utils, nr Willowbrook mall, June 1, 604-530-2496 or 604-418-1906

ALDERGROVE. Clean, nice 2 BR, grd/lvl. Quiet street. Full bath, private laundry. Ns/np. $900/mo incl hydro. Immed. 778-241-7561

ALDERGROVE. Newer 1 BR g/l. Private laundry. Ns/np. $525/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-576-4054 BROOKSWOOD 1 BR Cottage, own W/D. $825/mo incls utls. NS/ NP. Avail now. 604-533-5361

Brookswood Newly reno 1 BR ste, NS/NP. $750 + incls utils, shd wd, Refs Req’d 604-817-1941 CLAYTON, Brand New Spacious 2 BR bsmt ste, lrg bright windows wlk in closet in master bdrm, large full bath, w/d, d/w, $1200/mo incl util/cbl, ns/np, avail May 15 or June 1, call 604 916-4997

CLOVERDALE. 2 BR. W/d. Ns/ np. $850/mo incl hydro/cbl. Now. 604-575-1433 or 778-549-1959 NEW 2BR STE, $985/MNTH INCL UTL & APPL , N/P, N/S, PRVT ENT, CLS TO #10 HWY, AVAIL IMMED . CALL 604-857-3567

WALNUT GROVE. Newly Reno’d, 3-4 BR upper flr, $1500 + utils. on small acreage, lots of prkg, n/s. Jun 15. 604-835-5601 WHITE ROCK. Just 1 block to the ocean! Peaceful, beautiful & quiet! 3 BR, grnd flr of house. D/w, priv w/d. $1350/mo incl hydro/cbl/ ’net. May 1. Ns/Np. 604-531-4119 WILLOUGHBY FURN 1 BR, $500 incls utils, w/d, nr ammens, & bus, ns/np. 604-534-5265

Langley

Condos For Rent Nice Spacious 2 Brdm Condo’ s Avail May 1st, N/S N/P, $1000.00 - $1200.00 Sandy 604-538-3823, ext 24

Langley

1 BR Coach House located close to all amenities & Hwy #1 – In Suite Laundry & Utilities Included. I Year Lease N/S N/P Sandy 604-538-3823, ext 24

LANGLEY 2 BR T/H, nr school & Willowbrook mall, Avail May 15, $1075, f/p, deck, n/s, n/p, 604-607-7904, 604-809-4230

EPSOM DOWNS

(76th & King George, Sry) 3 BR Townhouses, from $1025. Washer/Dryer Hookup. Close to transit, schools & shops. Family oriented.

CALL 604 451-6676

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

WAREHOUSE & office space for lease, up to 12,000sf of Warehouse and 3,200sf of executive offices. Available Aug 15, 2010 Chillwack. Call 604-991-7200

½ ACRE commercial acre with excellent exposure - Fronting Langley by-pass - Available June 1st - Can be rented as Bare land or owner will build to suit - Flexible zoning guidelines Call Bob @ 604-838-9895

7005

Body Work

$60. 1hr. 604-854-0599 Abbots. Pilipina lady hotstones, hilot by Janeta. Open Philippine touch 9248 (B) Main St. Chilliwack

HOME SERVICES

8035

Carpet Cleaning

CHOICE CARPET CLEANING Free Est.! Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025, 778-688-0117

8075

Drywall

FOR EXPERT Drywall, Taping & Finishing, Bob @ 604-520-9888 leave msg. or call after 5pm

Langley

6602

W/Grove, spac Furn room, own mock kitchenette in rm, very priv, incl w/d, n/p, (must like pets) $525 incl util, May1. 778-298-7696

www.cycloneholdings.ca

Let the community know how proud you are of their achievement! (incl. GST)

6590

Call 604 530-0932

Baywest Mgmt. Corp.

www.cycloneholdings.ca

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

6508

SKYLINE APARTMENTS

office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261

Clean 1 BR’s & 2 BR’s Apts. Mature oriented building near Guilford Mall. Rent incls cable, heat, hot water, prkg available. N/P. Resident Managers. 604 584-5233 or 604 588-8850 www.cycloneholdings.ca

To place your ad call

office: 604 463-0857 cell: 604 375-1768

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

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604-444-3000

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

JUNIPER COURT

office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789

CEDAR COURT & CEDAR LODGE

Apt/Condos

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GOLD STAR DRYWALL Boarding, taping & textures. Also wall and floor tiles. 604-418-8516 K. C. DRYWALL Complete Drywall Services. Call 604-533-2139

8080

Electrical

8087

Excavating

• Mini Excavator (1’, 2’, 3’, 5’ Bucket Sizes) • Bobcat • Small 4x4 Dump Truck • Ditching • Driveways • Yard Levelling • Drainage • Brush Clearing Call VERN

604-856-8355 Cell: 604-309-9454

8130

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FREE ESTIMATES BOOK NOW WHILE THERE IS STILL SPACE! Landscape Design, Natural/Paving Stone Patios, Paths & Fire Pits, Retaining Walls, Sod Install & Remove, Flowerbeds & Gardens, Hauling / Dumping / Excavation, Bobcat, and Wooden Fence / Deck / Rail.

BBB, Bonded, Insured and ICPI Cert. 2 year guarantee 604-53-BRICK (27425) www.vancouversbestyards.com

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Electrical Contractor 20 yrs exp. Residential/Com Specialist. Bonded & Lic # 101783 No Job to small !

604-613-2466

“Promoting outdoor living for over a decade”

SAME DAY SERVICE, FULLY INSURED

ELECTRIC LTD.

WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All Work Guar. 604 220-8347 www.HighOutletElectric.ca

Landscaping

VERN’S EXCAVATING & BOBCAT

IMPACT

#22047

8155

604-878-5232

FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs • Yearly Maintenance Programs •

SINCE 1997

www.AbacusElectric.ca Res & comm. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! 778-988-9493. Reg. 97222

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, roof repair. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

HANDYMAN/RENOVATIONS Call Darrel Unger. 604-897-8449 www.hampshiregroup.ca

CALL 310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

Home Services

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HOME SERVICES CALL THE EXPERTS Lawn & Garden

SUPER SOIL INC. TOTAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLY SERVICES Since 1979

SPRING SALE 10.000 Deliveries Annually

B.C.’S BIGGEST AND BEST SUPPLIER OF QUALITY NATURAL ORGANIC & COMPOST SOILS

Garden Soil Mix Lawn & Turf Blends Super Natural Topsoil Composted Black Bark Mulch #1 100 Fir Bark Mulch Miracle Mix Soil Top Dressing Blends Sand & Gravel, Rock Hydroseeding Contractor Small Orders Too Volume Discounts www.supersoilinc.ca

FREE DELIVERY

888-8881

To view or pick up 5333 176 St., Surrey

WE'RE THE GOOD GUYS IN THE GREEN TRUCKS

Drew’s Tree & Hedge Care Tree Pruning & Hedge Trimming Service

• Topping • Pruning Hedges • Spiral Pruning • Fully Insured • 20 Yrs. Exp. • Senior Discount

Call 778-554-8590

AERATE $50 CUTTING $30 Pwr Rake Com/Res/Strata Rubbish Removal Fertilizing Edging Free Estimates

Wembley Lawncare

604-571-5771 Need a Gardener? Find one in the Home Services section

8160

Lawn & Garden

TURF BOYS

Lawn Maintenance Weekly Mowing • Aerating • Power Raking • Fertilizer • Lime & Moss Control • Slit-Seeding Call 604-888-0743 or 604-785-5596 jbodaly@hotmail.com A CLEAN CUT Lawn Care, Landscape, Mini Excavating, Retaining Walls... 604 220-9097 or 604 856-1558

8185

Moving & Storage

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA PRECISION PAINTING Interior/Exterior Excellent Prices

Free Est/Written Guarantee Insured/WCB

FASTBACK MOVING. Rubbish & press. washing. 1 ton truck. Best prices! Flat rates! 604-836-8291

Magic Star Painting Top Quality Quick Work 3 ROOMS $

299

for Free Estimates

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. PROF PAINTER > We do it ALL! 20 yrs exp. Quality work. Call Victor ★ 604-312-3162

8205 POPEYE’S MOVING 10% off all of March with this coupon

Surrey 604-626-6651 Vancouver 604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

CANSTAR PAINTING The Quality You Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

Paving/Seal Coating

9125

Domestic

9145

1981 CHEVY Z-28 CAMARO. Black. Tan inter. T-top, V-8, auto, exc cond. $6,500. 604-512-7083

Dirty Bird FREE

1993 CHEVY CORSICA, Auto, alarm, good cond, runs well, $1,200 obo. Call 604-588-7455 1993 MERCURY Grand Marquis, White with Blue Leather Interior, 4 DR Sedan, Power Windows, Power Locks, 4.6 Litre OHC Engine. Pristine Condition, only two owners. Air Cared and ready to drive away. $2495 Firm. Call 780-202-4222 or 780-542-9876 1996 OLDS ACHIEVA, 4 dr, auto, white, 180k, $1600 obo. good cond. 604-536-4974

9130

Scrap Car & Truck Removal Scrap Car Removal

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES! No Wheels? No Problem!

Cell: 778 233-5865

Free Estimate: 604-377-3854

HOME SERVICES

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

START TO FINISH CONTRACTING Blake and his Dad make a positive differenceinyourlifebyprovidingquality workmanship delivered with integrity.

• interior/exterior renovations • • rot repair and restoration • Decks • • Fences • and much more • • free estimates • Call Blake or Brian at:

604-816-1653

PIONEER PAVING 25 YRS EXP Serving the Lower Mainland Residential/Commercial/Industrial Free Est 24 hr Answering 533-5253

Home Improvement Specialist

8220

Plumbing

#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423 ANVIL Plumbing & Heating Service and Renovations Call Jim • 604-657-9700 LIC’D PLUMBER, registered & insured. Installations/renos/hw tanks. Good rates! 604-789-3922

9145

Scrap Car Removal

HE RE $$ MONEY $$

We Pay Up To $500 Cash For Some Scrap Cars, Trucks & Machinery. FREE PICK-UP No Wheels - No Problem!

Gerry

604 612-7182

Licensed, Insured, WCB

D.L. RENOVATIONS Quality work Affordable Pricing

David 604-626-7351 35 years experience A SEMI-RETIRED contractor specializing in renovations, available for work. Call 604-532-1710

8250

CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Insurance is sold through BCAA Insurance Agency and underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada.

ROOFKING ROOF & BUILDING SEALING LTD. Free Est.: 604-377-3854

JJ Roofing • Repairs • Reroof • New Roof

10% lower than any other written estimate SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured

604-726-6345

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

604-761-7175

for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

Call 778-316-3217

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd. 10% Discount: Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9160

Sports & Imports

THE SCRAPPER

1989 CORVETTE Roadster conv, view at www.corvette4sale.co.nr $14,000 obo 604-701-2257

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

1993 MAZDA 626, well maintained, 139kms, sunroof, p/w $2300 obo. (604)-476-1634

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2007 SUZUKI SX4-JX h/b, auto, 41k, front wheel drive, options pkg, $7700 Firm. 604-538-9257

1998 TOYOTA RAV 4. 5 speed, AWD. Well maintained. 217,000 km. $5,500 obo. 604-530-2907

9522

A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, BBB, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530

8255

Rubbish Removal

19574 – 60 Ave., Surrey, B.C. V3S 8E2 Ph: 604-539-2828 Fx: 604-539-2830 The right place for quality.

DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599

Craftsman Collision Ltd.

GEMINI DISPOSAL Rubbish Removal & Cleanup. 604-619-9475 www.GeminiDisposal.com

#12-19335 Langley By Pass, Langley, B.C.

RUBBISH REMOVAL No job too small. Call Jim at 604 514-9163 or 604 209-9998

8309

Tiling

TILE, STONE, BRICKS installed. Repairs. Small jobs okay! 30 yrs exp. Free est. Leo, 604-250-4563

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

2004 32FT. Scottsdale, Class A, ns, np, 67K, gas eng. 2 slide, 15ft awning, $57,000, 604-826-3992

Ph: 604-534-7434 Fx: 604-534-3600 Contact: Charile Neuburger 17 Locations to Serve You. FREE Air Miles Travel Miles.

Gold Key G.M. Body Shop 19545, No. 10 Hwy., Langley, B.C. Ph: 604-534-2814 Contact: Richard Young Fax your claim to: 604-534-6910 Factory trained technicians. Courtesy Cars Available.

Kirmac Collision Services #104-19992 Fraser Hwy., Langley, B.C.

2006 JAG 28JBSS, bunk, slide out, vy clean, storage, surround sound. $15,500 778-908-8876

Boats

9540

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

1988 FORD self contained Camper Van, flush toilet, stove, fridge, alrm, $7000 obo. 576-0256

Motorhomes/RVs

Ph: 604-533-9552 Ask for Brian or Kevin #6-19875 96th Ave., Walnut Grove, B.C. Ph: 604-513-2335 Ask for Mike

Preston Collision Centre 20091 Logan Ave., Langley, BC V3A 4L5

1995 TRAVELAIRE Rustler 5th Wheel, 22 ft, exc cond, new awning, light weight, $8400. 604-846-1783 or 604-702-8845 1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $9850. Langley. 604-881-4566

2001 FORD XTR F150, 4x4, s/cab, 4.6 v8, auto, 200,000 k, reliable, $8,000 604-820-0114

accredited collision repairs...

Allstar Collision Services Ltd.

To place your ad call

Ph: 604-532-4597 Fx: 604-532-4589 Contact: Gord Lynch

We use water-based paints. “Simply the Best”.

Sunshine Auto Body Ltd. 2006 FORD Escape, XLT V6, 4x4 auto, 145 k, exc cond, most options, $12,500 604-820-0114

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

Roofing

★ TILE & STONE ★ Supply & Install. 20 years exp. Please call Mike 778 888-2777

WANTED. 10, 12 or 14 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720

Pays $150 minimum

Call 310-2345 or visit bcaa.com/motorcycle

Specializing in Torch-on new & reroofing, asphalt shingles, cedar shake & tar & gravel conversions.

8250

604-444-3000

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

Need Motorcycle Insurance?

Roofing

Roofing

Aarrow Recycling

We pay up to $300 cash

8250

9515

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal

guide to

15% Discount off with this ad

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

AUTOMOTIVE Scrap Car Removal

ROOFKING

778-881-6096

Call Now: 780-6510 A.M.C. MOVERS. All kinds of moving local/long distance. Ins’d 604-582-0045 or 778-888-9628

ROOFING

Specializing in Torch-on new & reroofing, asphalt shingles, cedar shake & tar & gravel conversions. We also do Chimney Repairs. SPACE BOOKING For: ROOFKING LTD. (Corey Vass) Rep: DBurns Ad#: ROOF1234289 & BUILDING SEALING LTD.

2007 DODGE Ram 1500. 4x4. Quad cab. Full warranty. 44,000 km. Auto. $19,900. 604-835-5601

2006 CEDAR Creek, 5th Wheel, 30ft. Rear living, br. slide). Fully loaded. 21ft add a room under the awning & enclosed storage area under the pin. Central vac. w/kick plate. A ns & np unit. Slide out pantry & 2 way fridge (Electrical/ Propane), 10 gal water heater (electric/propane), outside shower, Thermostat fantastic breeze control fans in br & living, thermopane windows & tinted. 4 holding tanks; fresh water, black water & 2 grey water (large 1 for toilet & shower & 20 gal for kitchen. tanks can be heated during winter/late fall operations. $34,900 obo Vernon Call Jerry 1-250-558-7836

2002 SPRINTER 5th Wheel, 32 ft., 2 slides, TV & stereo, new qn bed, ducted air, also 1999 Ford F350 Lariat, 4x4, 7.3 L. Power Stroke diesel, Ext. cab, spray in liner, lg. Tuff box, Hijacker hitch, both in good cond. $32,000 for all. 604-855-0645 or cell 604-209-3125

2004 28 FT Terry 5th wheel, all equipped, clean, reduced price $17,900. Call 604-230-2728

20370 Logan Ave., Langley, BC Ph: 604-530-4810 Fx: 604-530-6912 Contact: Mike Your Local Quality Assured Collision Centre. Serving Langley since 1975.

04301845

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Driving

Langley Hyundai LANGLEY HYUNDAI 19459 Langley Bypass 19459 Langley ByPass • 1-888-801-4099 Surrey, 604-539-8549 TAXES, LICENSING OR APPLICABLE FEES EXTRA. D#30331 “™ Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.”

DL# 30331

SAC43599

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YEAR AFTER YEAR, LANGLEY AND CLOVERDALE’S

TOP SELLING REALTOR

*

*Based on MLS statistics over the past 40 years for the Fraser Valley

Jeff Stephenson is respected as one of the industry’s leading residential realtors in your area. He has sold more homes over the past 40 years than any other realtor in the Fraser Valley. Only Jeff can offer the most extensive marketing program in the business today, and a flexible vendor opportunity program to save you the most amount of money. Ask about his guaranteed price or trade-in program.

Jeff JeffStephenson Stephenson

A reputation built on results. Call me today at

I guarantee results! Please call me anytime for a FREE market evaluation.

Langley/Cloverdale

604-534-5070 604-596-2606 Please visit my website at:

www.greyfriarsrealty.com

CONSIDER THE FACTS! The average home on today’s market, if priced correctly, will sell in less than 3 weeks! Why pay high commissions?

My commisions are totally negotiable! % If I sell it myself, my commision is only of the selling price! If you, the homeowner, wish to work your own open houses & at the same time you find a buyer, % I do the negotiating and the paperwork, etc., it’s only commission period! (Minimum $500000)

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