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A standoff involving dozens of police officers, some heavily armed, ended peacefully on Friday.
scene shortly after the standoff began. Neighbours were also accounted for and away from the residence. The man was apparently alone in the home. Davies could not say if the man had any weapons in his possession. The man suffers from what by Matthew Claxton Davies called an “ongoing email@example.com ical situation.” An elderly man at the centre Whether the man had any of a massive police response was guns or not, police were apparquietly loaded into an ambulance ently taking no chances. The at 11:30 a.m. Friday, ending a Emergency Response Team (ERT) two-hour standwas called in, and off with about 50 officers wearing More police officers in bulletproof vests, Photos Walnut Grove. helmets, and armed Online The incident with high powered began at about www.langleyadvance.com rifles were gathered 9:30 a.m., when a near the townhouse. woman in the townhouse around The Air One helicopter circled 87th Avenue and 207th Street above the home, and a police dog called the police, concerned was also on the scene. about her husband’s behaviour. A group of ERT members Police surrounded the home entered the man’s home, guns and evacuated nearby residences, drawn and with some officers said Cpl. Patrick Davies of the holding riot shields, at about Langley RCMP. Nearby roads 11:30 a.m. were blocked by police cruisers A few minutes later, Davies and tape. confirmed that the man was in “His wife is out of the home custody and was okay. He was and safe,” Davies said at the not handcuffed, and got into an
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Emergency Response Team members ensured the scene was safe before B.C. Ambulance Service personnel were able to assist an elderly Walnut Grove man after a standoff. ambulance shakily, but under his own power, a few minutes later. The man was taken to hospital to be assessed. “Better safe than sorry,” Davies said. Davies could not say if the police had ever had any dealings
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Starting this month, variable tolls will begin on the crossing connecting Langley to Maple Ridge. by Matthew Claxton firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Baker, manager of the LAPS animal shelter, with adoptable dog Tess.
LAPS in second
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Daffodils symbolize cancer fight Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) volunteers June Mainwood and Peggy Robson accepted donations for the Society at the Walnut Grove Community Centre on Saturday. A vase of yellow daffodils decorated the table that the two volunteers sat behind. April is Daffodil Month nationally, and the CCS is asking Canadians to make a donation and wear its signature daffodil pin. The daffodil campaign was piloted in B.C. last year and has been launched nationally this year.
Guilty verdict for ex mayor
The removal of a trailer from a Langley lot has netted a former politician a criminal conviction. by Simone Blais Postmedia Network Inc.
Former Coquitlam mayor Jon Kingsbury has been found guilty of three criminal counts in B.C. Supreme Court today. Justice Miriam Gropper found Kingsbury guilty of fraud over $5,000, personation with intent to gain advantage, and causing someone to utter a forged document. He was acquitted on the first count against him, relating to theft over $5,000. Gropper appeared via video link from Courtenay, and she read her judgment to those in attendance at New Westminter’s Room 102 – which is fitted with Plexiglas barriers separating the gallery. The audio was not piped into the gallery, however, leaving the justice’s reasons for judgment virtually inaudible. Written
Jon Kingsbury headed to B.C. Supreme Court Feb. 14 at the start of his trial. submissions had not been posted to the B.C. Supreme Court online database of judgments by Monday morning either. Crown counsel Brian McKinley explained after the judgment that Gropper found Kingsbury had believed he had a “colour of right” to take the trailer, because he was owed money after a failed business deal with Jean Aussant, whose trailer was in the shop. Defence counsel Peter Schmidt had argued in his closing submissions that his client took his former business associate’s travel trailer because he was owed
significant sums of money and had an “honest belief” that the trailer belonged to him. But McKinley said Gropper had dismissed Kingsbury’s version of what transpired between him and staff at the Travelhome RV Marketplace in Langley, from where the trailer was taken. The former mayor signed Aussant’s name on a work order on Aug. 14, 2008 at the Travelhome dealership to obtain the trailer, which he then drove to the Shuswap and parked pending civil litigation. Kingsbury has been the lawful owner of that trailer since the out-of-court settlement. The trailer was reported stolen on Aug. 28, 2008, however, shortly after Aussant was called by dealership staff asking that he return the RV because the parts had arrived for the necessary warranty repairs. Langley RCMP arrested Kingsbury more than two months later, on Oct. 8. The former mayor will be sentenced at a later date, which will be decided on April 7 at the earliest.
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With less than a month to go, the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) has slipped back to second place in its efforts to win $100,000 through an online vote. LAPS has been trying to win the Refresh Everything contest, which is determined entirely by online voting. The non-profit society, which was in first place for a time last month, is in second after a hostile column appeared in the Toronto Star. Anyone with internet access can vote at www.refresheverything.ca. LAPS is hoping to use the money to build a new training facility to help people learn to work with their animals during any weather.
Lower tolls are coming to the Golden Ears Bridge – for drivers heading across during off-peak hours. After hinting last year that it was looking into alternative tolling schemes, TransLink has announced a six-week pilot program to start on April 15. All the tolls will be discounted by 30 per cent from 7 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. every weekday, as well as on weekends starting Friday night, and on statutory holidays. The test period will include both the Easter and May long weekends. That would cut the toll for a car with a transponder from $2.80 to $1.95 during off peak hours, or from $3.95 for pay-asyou-go to $2.75. A large truck would see offpeak tolls with a transponder cut from $8.40 to $5.90, or on the pay-as-you-go system from $9.55 to $6.70. “We will be interested to see if offering a lower rate at offpeak periods will lead to some time-shifting of trips by current Golden Ears Bridge customers,” said TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis. “Shifting the time of discretionary trips from peak to non-peak periods is one way to make better use of existing network capacity.” Jarvis added that it will be interesting to see if drivers change their route from the Port Mann Bridge to the Golden Ears during weekend and evening hours “We will be watching to see if these toll discounts achieve a ‘tipping point’ at which the convenience and time savings are seen to be worth the cost,” Jarvis said. The data from the trial will be studied, and a new tolling structure may be based on any changes that result.
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Shredding personal documents – like several local residents did Saturday at the Langley Costco – is one of several ways you can protect yourself from identity theft.
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Award winner gets charge out of science
Making lightning helped a Langley teen power his way to a science fair gold.
“He produced sparks up to 130 firing up the coil. feet,” Etienne said. “You’ve really got to have Etienne started to work last respect for that kind of power,” November on a scaled-down verhe said. sion of the coil, intended to send Science has been a life-long electricity wirelessly (the lightpassion for Etienne. ening that shoots of is spurts of “As far as I can remember,” by Heather Colpitts excess power). he said about when his interest firstname.lastname@example.org “My first prototype was kind started. Of course some mischief of sucky,” he by an older brother Ronel Dreyer is accustomed laughed. “It helped. to having lighting in her living More only sparked “My older brother room. Photos 13 inches.” would show me how The Yorkson area mom said In January, to fill baggies with bakthere’s even benefits to having Online he found out ing soda and vinegar,” her son’s Tesla coil used in the www.langleyadvance.com about the sciEtienne explained. house. Once he started working on his In addition to shooting off light- ence fair and had to work quickly to make deadlines. Tesla coil, he discovered that his ing, the Tesla coil also gives off The contraption in his mother’s grandfather, an engineer in South ozone which freshens the air. living room was possible with Africa, had built one when he Etienne Dreyer, 15, built the off the shelf hardware and elecwas young. coil which has won him an alltronics store items. A Canadian As he grew, his interest went expenses paid trip to Ontario for Tire cutter has been in an electrical direction, and the Canada modified to help with he’d like his future to include it, Wide Science “My first prototype was timing the electrical as well. He may have to make Fair in May. kind of sucky. It only impulses. Some friends such decisions earlier than most The homeprovided broken students since he will graduate schooled sparked 13 inches.” microwave ovens that high school by the end of this student was Etienne Dreyer provide the transformsummer and hopes to have a swarmed by ers. Etienne jokes that Ph.D by 24. interest at the he’s lost track of how many trips Etienne sees it as vital to Fraser Valley Regional Science there have been to Home Depot. explore things like the Tesla coil Fair and was able to fire up his Despite the impressive display and electrical issues. machine about once every half of light, the real hazard comes “There’s a big energy crisis hour to demonstrate. from the magnetic energy created going on, and it’s only going to Judges at the fair held March by a Tesla coil. get worse,” he commented. 29 to April 1 at the University “I was running it in my room That’s one of the reasons he of the Fraser Valley picked the and one of my school calculators was disappointed that there Langley teen and a handful of was near,” he explained. aren’t more students taking part others in the region to attend. The calculator was ruined, and in the fair. The local teen is intrigued by he’s careful to turn off devices “I think there just isn’t much the work of Tesla in the late and take other precautions before awareness about it,” he said. 1800s.
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Etienne Dreyer wound about 1,000 feet of copper wire around a tube as part of his homemade Tesla coil.
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Youth engaged in understanding Kudos to Michelle Sparrow [Students take part in mock federal election, page A11] and anyone else who is making an effort to engage today’s youth – indeed, anyone – in the democratic process. The past federal election saw a marked drop in participation by eligible voters, compared to previous years. And pollsters are finding that the current election campaign is drawing even less interest still. Perhaps it’s a simple lack of understanding among Canadian citizens. Perhaps they don’t understand how important it is to get involved as voters. Perhaps they just don’t understand how great a privilege they enjoy in this country. There is a great deal of talk about the flaws in our electoral system, but those who are doing the talking should not be misconstrued: they are not (for the most part, anyway) talking about throwing the baby out with the bathwater; they are talking about finding new and innovative ways of improving the democratic process, of engaging more people, making our democracy… well… more democratic. To achieve that, there is first a need for more citizens to understand the current process, to understand the importance of taking charge of the process, and most importantly, to understand that it is an opportunity to set the course for our own destiny. Getting young people involved, even in a mock forum, is a great opportunity to build an interest in political education. And if youthful enthusiasm shames a few more adults to recognize their responsibility to sustain the democracy that their children hope to enjoy, then so much the better. – B.G.
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May reasons may be debatable most basic, unwritten rule: as a political party leader, she’s supposed to debate her own party’s platform, not somebody else’s. Considering her performance last time they let her out of the stable, it’s easy to see why Bob Groeneveld each of the Big Boys would love to see the old firstname.lastname@example.org mare trot alongside the thoroughbreds. M. Duceppe, the Bloc head, has nothing to lose. May will have no impact in Quebec, The whole debate issue keeps coming up where the most politically savvy electorate in every election. the nation will appreciate his magnanimous Which political party leaders get to talk; gesture to democracy. which ones don’t. Jack N’Dip Layton has perhaps the most to Whose empty promises deserve to be promlose from a surge in Green support, as voter ulgated among the ordinary folk; whose lies support for Green and the NDP has traditionalaren’t supported by enough zealots to be ly been indirectly proportional to one another worthy of spreading to the unwashed masses. – as one goes up, the other goes down, and Which leaders get to prod more Canadian vice versa… but that would only be a factor television viewers to switch to an American if May does well in the debate channel for a couple of hours, – and actually debates on behalf and which leaders get to lead of her own party. So based on those viewers by example. She’s supposed past performance, he, too, can Once again, Elizabeth May to debate her own afford to look like a magnaniis on her soapbox, demanding party’s platform, not mous upholder of democracy. equal time with the Big Boys Big Mike Ignatieff’s support for her opportunity to toot the somebody else’s. for May is obvious. There’s an Liberal horn… advantage to having two people Oops! Did I say Liberal? debating for Liberal platforms, while all the Ms. May is actually the leader of the Green other parties get only one each. Plus there’s Party, isn’t she? the outside chance she might actually debate Well, now I have to admit to some confusome Green points and suck a few votes away sion. Last time she muscled her way into a nation- from Iggy’s chief rival, the NDP. But Stevie Harper’s likely motivation for al election debate, she sounded an awful lot wanting May in the debate is probably the like she was debating on behalf of the federal most Machiavellian of all. Liberal Party. Remember what sank the Liberal battleship Indeed, poor Stephane Dion (Remember – er, okay, tugboat – in the last election? It him? He’s the first Canadian Liberal leader was Dion’s stridently green environment-first ever to get dumped by his party without havstrategy. ing served at least a few minutes as prime If May gets up on her hind legs in front of a minister) might not have done as well as he national television audience and spouts a few did in that debate, if May hadn’t played the Green platitudes in between supporting Iggy part of his trusty sidekick. the way she did Stephane, Harpo and Crüe All the formal rules aside – which actually will make the connection in a happy new set change from election to election, depending of attack ads, and the IggyLibs are toast. on the whims of the media moguls who dole Unless the Big Boys come up with honest out bits of expensive air time here and there reasons (ha! fat chance!) for having May come to suggest that they care about such concepts to the dance with them, she should stay home as “civic duty” or “corporate citizenship” or and watch American Idol, or whatever. “CRTC requirements” – the real reason May Visit Bob Groeneveld’s blog, Editor’s Notes, at http://tiny.cc/v7b94 shouldn’t have a seat at the Big Boys’ table at www.langleyadvance.com is that she apparently doesn’t understand the
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Dog rules need to be enforced
Dear Editor, I went with my wife, 11-year-old daughter and five-year-old son to walk a trail in a bird sanctuary area along the Nicomekl River, from 50th Avenue and 198th Street all the way into the downtown. The trail is paved most of the way, and very scenic. There are benches and ponds that, for the most part, are kept up very nicely. What is not kept up or enforced is the dog-walking. We were at the far end of the trail, where it comes out of Hi-knoll Park, just getting to the bridge that crosses the river, when we were stopped by a pit-bull-cross dog. The dog was very aggressive, with its hair up and lots of growling and barking. We met it in the middle of a field – and onleash area – and there was no owner near. We backed out and went home. It was not the first time we have had an negative altercation with dogs in the area. For some reason, people feel that the rules are okay to break with their dogs.
We often see people all over the trail with their animals, but no poop bags. I used to go down to those areas when I was 13. There were no trails and it was pristine. You would hear pheasants all day, and run into ducks, grouse, and geese. I have not heard a pheasant in three years. Dog owners must put their dogs on leashes and pick up their excrement. The lazy ones are showing no regard for others or the environment. The trail should welcome everyone and their dogs, but the rules need to be enforced for the irresponsible. I called the city, and they recommended that the next time I am in the middle of a field with my two children being harassed by a possibly dangerous animal, I bring a cellphone so I can call for help. I don’t wish all of the responsible dog owners to take offence. Leigh Yochlowitz, Langley [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at www.langleyadvance.com.]
land was owned by the Township of Langley, and construction in the early 1980s was made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. BC Transit buses used it for routes that served Walnut Grove; Cascade Charter Service buses also stopped there. I used the latter service daily, when moving into Walnut Grove in February 1991. The park-and-ride was free when it opened just in time for EXPO 86, and remained free till 2001 when it was closed and the site became part of the land deal, for the reconstruction of the 200th Street Interchange.
Line-jumpers tempt road rage
Dear Editor, A couple of questions for Scott MacDonald regarding his perception of misuse of RCMP resources for stopping linejumpers at the Aldergrove border crossing [Thanks for borderline patrols, April 1 Letters, Langley Advance]: is he one of those jerks who do that, and did they catch him? I don’t do “road rage,” but I might be tempted in such a situation. The police are also watching for people smuggling weapons and drugs into our community, and if needed elsewhere, they can drop what they’re doing and respond anywhere in Aldergrove in a matter of seconds. Jeff Lawrie, Langley
RCMP make citizens happier
Dear Editor, I just cannot let Scott McDonald get away unscathed with his comments [Thanks for borderline patrols, April 1 Letters, Langley Advance]. Perhaps he has never waited patiently for up to two hours to reach the Aldergrove border crossing, only to have some SOB pretend to want to cross on Zero Avenue and then cut in at the duty-free. Or perhaps he has the luxury of hardly ever having to endure this horrible waste of time. If he was one of the queue-jumpers caught by the RCMP, good. Kudos to the RCMP for enforcing a law that makes ordinary citizens happier. Win Bromley, Langley
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An off-ramp from Highway One was supposed to be built through it. Some of your readers may remember that the consortium changed its mind, and built a totally different facility, one that would not need the ramp through the park-and-ride, and its land. At that time, Township Council, based on suggestions from many members of the public, including the Committee for a Real Interchange, could have demanded that the parkand-ride remain as is. But Mayor Kurt Alberts and council did not. That started quite an acrimonious fight for an alternative, temporary park-and-ride somewhere near the Colossus, which also became free. TransLink’s current brochure calls the latter park-and-ride the “current facility.” This is not the whole historic truth. If the new park-and-ride would require a fee for parking, (which is likely, due to TransLink’s financial challenges), it would add injury to insult, robbing Langley residents first of the Walnut Grove Park-and-Ride, and then 10 years later, developing a second replacement facility that requires users to pay for parking. In light of what happened 10 years ago in Walnut Grove, it should be a given that parking remain free for bona fide users, even if fees would be charged at all other park-and-ride facilities operated by TransLink. Jacob de Raadt, Langley [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at www. langleyadvance.com.]
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Campaign signs for fall Township council and school board elections will be kept off centre medians. by Matthew Claxton
A prime location for planting election signs will be denied to candidates in Langley Township during fall municipal elections. On March 28, the council passed a new rule that will ban planting signs in the centre medians along local roads. The change in the rules was put forward by Councillor Mel Kositsky, as the council debated a number of routine changes to traffic control bylaws. “I’ve been waiting for years to do this,” Kositsky said. He has not been a fan of the way candidates plant signs in centre
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Students take part in mock federal election A local mother is hoping to let Langley students try out voting, thanks to a national program that parallels the federal election. by Matthew Claxton
Voting is a right many Canadian adults take for granted, or don’t feel is worth using. So much so, in fact, that in the last federal election, more than 40 per cent of those eligible didn’t cast a ballot. Michelle Sparrow has set herself a challenge to engage students in democracy, laying the groundwork for them to become lifelong vot“The parents have a ers and parharder time sitting on ticipants in their govthe couch when it’s ernment. their turn to go to the Sparrow, polls.” a longtime Langley Michelle Sparrow resident who has four daughters of her own, said she was thinking of starting a project, something that would encourage young people, especially girls and young women, to get involved in the process. She was looking online for similar programs when she found Student Vote. The program is a non-profit, non-partisan group that runs parallel elections in ridings across the country. Students in elementary, middle, and secondary schools get to vote for a slate of candidates in their own riding. In Langley, that would give them the choice between five parties, the Conservatives, NDP, Liberals, Greens, and the new Pirate Party.
Michelle Sparrow hopes to sign up more Langley schools to take part in the mock elections of Student Vote, a program that teaches young people about Canada’s government and election systems. In addition to voting, students take on the roles of polling clerks and returning officers for their schools, collecting the ballots and keeping the results secret. The votes are tabulated, and the results of the student election are released the day of the official federal election. “I think it’s a really amazing program,” Sparrow said.
Aside from running a vote, the program also offers resources for teachers that allow them to do classroom activities and school-wide events. Those can include holding all-candidates debates, and following the political parties and issues in local newspapers and online. The Student Vote program is intended
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to cultivate a sense of civic duty. The program is in a large number of schools in parts of Ontario and Alberta, Sparrow said. Right now, about five Langley schools have signed up to take part. Sparrow is hoping to spend the next week visiting many more schools and driving that number higher. Aside from educating kids, Sparrow hopes the program will actually encourage more adults to vote. She said she knows from experience how kids can encourage their parents to do something. If children come home from school fired up about the issues, and talking about voting for a specific local candidate, they’ll want to know why their parents are, or aren’t, voting. “The parents have a harder time sitting on the couch when it’s their turn to go to the polls,” she said. Sparrow said some students may not learn about elections or how the government works in their current classes, so the Student Vote program can offer that extra boost of education. “I truly believe that becoming engaged with our government and the process is so important,” Sparrow said. “I feel if you can get the youth excited and connected with the voting process, that they will then share that passion with their parents, friends and family who will then in turn show up to the polls.” Student Vote sends out its voting packages free of charge, so it won’t cost the Langley School District anything for its schools to take part. Sparrow has about eight days left to convince schools to take part. The deadline for schools to sign up for the program is April 13. Students at schools that do sign up will vote a bit earlier than the general public, as the results will be tabulated by the national Student Vote organization. The federal general election will be held on May 2.
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Info: 604-530-4232. Langley City (Choo Choo’s Restaurant): 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 11:30am. Info: 604514-2940. Fort Langley: (St. George’s Anglican Parish) 11:30am, Info: 604-888-7782. Murrayville (Avalon Gardens seniors complex): 11:30am. Info: 604-546-3100.
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Other Blood donor clinics Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book. April 12: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave.
Tuber sale The Fraser Valley Dahlia Society has its annual dahlia tuber sale 9am-5pm on April 16 at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Free entry.
Clubs/meetings CN Pensioners Association Meets in the Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 29th Ave., on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm. The April 6 meeting is about earthquake preparedness. Info: Jonn Hanlen, 604-824-0531 or Ross Dewar, 604-533-5071. Langley Newcomers and Friends This non-profit community-minded group is open to women of all ages, and meets at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre at 7:15pm. The next meeting is April 5. Info: Andrea, 604-530-7669, Cyndy, 778-8377669, or langleynewcomers@ hotmail.com.
Food and Friends Langley Meals on Wheels has a program for seniors to share a nutritious lunch along with socializing and guest speakers. Lunches cost $3 and seniors must register in advance. Walnut Grove Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 11:30am. Info: 604-882-0408. Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Friday, 11:30am. Info: 604856-2899. Brookswood Seniors Centre: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 11:30am.
Think globally Lindsey Kruse, five, with her mom Debra Kruse showed off the crafts they did at the Muriel Arnason Library on March 22. Library Technician Nancy Bolton (background) helped more than 100 participants as they marked World Cultures Month by making crafts. Volunteers needed for the various gatherings. Contact Langley Meals on Wheels,
Langley Seniors Resource Society 20605 51B Ave. Sharing and Caring Socials (12:30pm, $3 drop-in fee): April 7: Tartan Day (celebrate all things Scottish) Senior Vets and Associates The Fraser Valley Senior Vets & Associates is a fun group for those 55-plus. Activities include trips and in-house functions. The group meets on the last Thursday of each month, Sept. to June. Cost: $12 per year.
Bradner Flower Show The annual show and sale is April 8-10 at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. Admission: $2. Opening ceremonies are 2pm Friday with meteorologist Mark Madryga. Science World has shows Saturday at noon and 3pm. Free kids’ activities Sunday 1-3pm. Guest speakers and displays each day. Info: 604-856-8441 or www.bradnerflowershow.com.
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Let’s make a deal Future entrepreneurs Zia Jang, five, and Dylan Armstrong, seven, “sold” some “ice cream” to W.C. Blair Recreation Centre preschool instructor Darci Yardley. The two girls set up an imaginary ice cream parlour at the newly unveiled playground at the Murrayville rec centre. W.C. Blair opened its pool and facilities to the public for free during a “try it” event Saturday afternoon. Troy Landreville/Langley Advance
Trees to be planted in memoriam Contributors to Langley will be remembered with trees planted in their honour. by Matthew Claxton
This Arbour Day, Langley Township will honour a cross-section of community builders who have passed away recently. On April 17, nine residents will be remembered with trees planted at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum, council has decided. The ceremonies will be held 1-3 p.m. in the 21200 block of 56th Avenue. Each tree costs $300. Those being remembered include an athlete, firefighters, pioneers, teachers, and volunteers. They are: • Gail Aitken, volunteer and Recreation, Culture and Parks Committee member;
• Bunty Clements, founder of the FurBearer Defenders and an animal rights activist; • Esther Davis, a Milner pioneer; • Tim Whiting, a water bomber pilot killed while fighting a fire in the Lytton area; • Tommy Paonessa, a boxing champion and member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame; • Cindy Bury, a photographer and philanthropist; • Jim Ross, a former teacher at County Line Elementary; • Ed Seibel, a pioneer farmer in Langley; • Ron Dunkley, a Langley City firefighter, whose tree will be planted on land in the arboretum within the City’s boundaries. After this year, there is expected to be a formal process for members of the community to submit names of those to be recognized through the planting of a memorial tree.
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Looking back… Langley’s history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance.
Langley Community Policing crime prevention coordinator, Florence Fowler, with a specialized window bar. Moving the window bar triggers the alarm. Wood or metal bars may also be used as inexpensive alternatives.
1961: New engine for Fort Seventy Years Ago
Twenty Years Ago
• D.W. Bently announced the re-opening of the Murrayville Meat Market. • Bacon squares were 15 cents a pound.
• A “right to die” bill was brought to the House of Commons by Fraser Valley West MP Bob Wenman. “Terminally ill individuals must have the right to determine their own length of treatment,” the Langley representative in Ottawa said, “and physicians must not be held liable for following their patients’ wishes.” • Langley MLA and cabinet minister Carol Gran ﬂirted with the possibility of becoming the next premier of B.C., although she was leaning towards supporting Rita Johnson’s bid to succeed Social Credit Party leader Bill Vander Zalm, who resigned as premier after facing months of heat over conﬂict of interest allegations.
Sixty Years Ago
APRIL 5, 1951
• Occupancy of the new B.C. Electric bus depot and ofﬁces on Douglas Cres. was expected by Labour Day.
Fifty Years Ago
APRIL 6, 1961
• A new ﬁre engine was put in service with Fort Langley Fire Hall following delivery and testing of the $14,000 piece of equipment. It was being paid for through the sale of debentures from a $25,000 bylaw approved by taxpayers in the ﬁre zone.
Forty Years Ago
APRIL 8, 1971
• Langley councils reported $2 million in building starts in March, doubling the previous year’s record-breaking ﬁrst quarter. Included in the development ﬁgures were an 88-unit apartment block in Langley City and 71 homes in the City and Township. Values of the new homes in Langley City ranged from $12,800 to $21,000. In the Township, some new homes were selling for $30,000.
Thirty Years Ago
APRIL 8, 1981
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Ten Years Ago
APRIL 3, 2001
• Langley school trustees were happy to receive nearly $3 million in provincial funding to upgrade and buy new buses, but not so happy to learn that the ministry of education would pay only a portion of the heating bill that more than doubled over the previous year, due to escalating natural gas prices, leaving local schools in the lurch for more than $500,000.
APRIL 6, 2001
• Regional sub-stations were proposed as part of a new community-based policing program. Satellite police ofﬁces were recommended for Fort Langley, Aldergrove, and Langley City. • Two Langley men and a Langley woman appeared in court to face charges of ﬁrst degree murder in the stabbing death of a Langley man in his home during a robbery attempt.
• Fraser Valley Coroner Marj Paonessa got in on the 200th Street freeway interchange debate by expressing concerns about the intersection’s safety while investigating a trafﬁc death that had occurred there. • Langley City council decided to sell part of the old Langley Central school site for $2.1 million, and was considering putting most of that money aside to build a new City ﬁre hall.
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Course explores crime prevention Knowledge is power at a Langley Crime Prevention Academy. by Brett Bonderud firstname.lastname@example.org
Langley citizens are combating crime through the Crime Prevention Academy. The free six-week training course is hosted by the Langley RCMP and contains workshops covering topics such as home security, personal safety, fraud, identity and auto theft, local community and traffic bylaws and forensics. “We’re looking at ways to educate people on how they can help themselves,” community policing crime prevention coordinator, Dianne Robinson said. “It’s a key to making this a safe community.” Weekly sessions are split into two one-hour seminars that run every Wednesday night at a Brookswood firehall. The course began on March 23 and runs until April 27. Seventy people signed up for the academy last year but there was room for only 50. The remaining 20 were taken this year.
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The plan is to offer the course patio doors, and making sure their annually. homes have solid doors with deadSubjects at March 30 workshop bolts on them. included home security and real life They were taught to keep counter crime scene investigation. tops and windowsills dust-free, as RCMP auxiliary and community the dust acts like a glove for thieves, policing officers explored the topic of making fingerprint identification hardening your home, and making nearly impossible. it harder for criminals to break and Clearing overgrown shrubs and enter and locate valuables. trimming tall trees for clearer street Some basic tips level sight lines help touched on leaving make a home less of “We’re looking at lights on, installing a target for thieves. ways to educate alarms, and keeping Securing ladders money and jewelry and moving drivepeople on how they out of sock drawers way RVs away from can help themselves.” homes also provide and away from matDianne Robinson tresses. robbers with less “Bedrooms and livincentive for breaking rooms are hit most ing into upstairs bedoften,” auxiliary RCMP constable rooms and bathrooms. Nathalie Moffat said. “Knowledge reduces fear,” comMoffat said police regularly see munity policing crime prevention these rooms upended following coordinator Florence Fowler said. break and enters. Barbara Spaans, a crime pre“The average B-and-E takes two vention volunteer who was at minutes,” auxiliary constable Dean Wednesday’s workshop, said that, McBride said. even if people only learn one or two Common sense approaches for things from the course, then it’s crime prevention mean taking worthwhile. responsibility, thinking like a thief, For more information on the and taking action. workshop and to enquiry about next Citizens were recommended to year, contact the Langley RCMP install anti-lift devices like bars, Community Policing office at 604screws, and locks on windows and 532-3212.
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LEC site of B.C. meet Hundreds of gymnasts from across the province will flip, tumble, and spin in Willoughby this weekend.
Sandra Patterson, marketing and communications director of Gymnastics BC. “We are confident that everyone who comes out to the Langley Events Centre will see B.C.’s best gymnasts in one of the province’s best venues, and hosted by the best volunteers.” by Troy Landreville Athletes of all ages and skill levels will firstname.lastname@example.org compete for the title of “B.C. champion” It’s back – the Canadian Linen in both trampoline and artistic gymnas& Uniform Service BC Gymnastics tics. Championships have returned to the Over three days, 70 provincial chamLangley Events Centre. pions will be crowned. For some, this In April 2009, it was the first sporting will be the pinnacle of their competitive event ever held at the LEC. career; for others it will be the first step Last April, the LEC hosted the artistic towards representing B.C. and Canada. portion of the B.C. championships, while The event will also serve as the New Westminster was the site of the final trial for Team BC and a trip to trampoline and tumbling competition. Charlottetown for the 2011 Canadian The 2011 event, once gymnastics championagain combining artistic ships. gymnastics with trampoAmong the athletes line and tumbling, starts scheduled to compete Friday and runs until is Canadian team memSunday (April 8-10) at ber Jason Scott of the the LEC. Richmond Gymnastics Gymnastics BC along Association. Scott, who with member clubs the will compete in artisLangley Gymnastics tic gymnastics, is the Foundation (LGF) and defending men’s senior TAG Sport Centre in Port champion and looks Coquitlam are hosting to retain his crown in the event. 2011. Forty-six clubs from Joining him on across the province the artistic gymnas– including LGF and tics floor is Shallon Walnut Grove-based Flip Olsen of the Omega City Gymnastics – will be Gymnastics Academy Langley Advance files represented at the comin Coquitlam. Action from last year’s B.C. artistic petition. Ten-year old Olsen gymnastics championships at the Langley “We’re very excited to was B.C.’s top athlete Events Centre (LEC). This weekend, host it again,” LGF presat the recent Canada April 8-10, artistic gymnasts will join ident Garry Geisler said. Winter Games and is trampoline and tumbling athletes at the “It speaks well for the the defending novLEC for the Canadian Linen & Uniform community of Langley ice champion. Olsen Service BC Gymnastics Championships. and the events centre. also placed second in It’s much appreciated Canada in 2010 as a and liked by all the athletes attending.” nine-year-old. Geisler said between 850 and 1,000 For those looking for some high flyathletes, as well as coaches, officials, and ing action, 150 of B.C.’s best trampovolunteers, will be at the LEC over the line gymnasts will be led by veterans weekend, which, he said, “adds up to be Curtis Gerein and Luke Friesen from the a pretty good-sized event.” Okanagan Gymnastics Centre in Kelowna. As for his own athletes, Geisler said for The two have represented Canada some of them, the weekend will serve as internationally with Friesen having comtrials for national-level gymnastics while peted at the 2010 world championships in for the younger ones, it will be a chance France. to compete against athletes from other Competition gets underway Friday at parts of the province. 9 a.m. and runs through the weekend “They are always excited to go to a before wrapping up Sunday at 4 p.m. competition, but it’s fun when it’s in your Tickets are available at the door. own backyard, so it’s a great event for Admission prices are: adults $8/day them,” Geisler said. or $20/weekend, youth (six-18) $3/day The championships is Gymnastics BC’s or $7/weekend, and those ages six and largest and most prestigious event. under are admitted free. “Gymnastics BC is thrilled to return to Adult prices include the official event Langley for the… championships,” said program.
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Langley United striker Nolan McMurchy held off a Port Moody Selects defender during U13 gold boys soccer action at Willoughby Turf Saturday. Joseph Gindo scored the lone goal of the game as Langley edged Port Moody 1-0 in the opening round of the Coastal Cup.
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Greg Leino Scholarship Tournament • all proceeds go to the Greg Leino Scholarship; • runs April 9-10; • each player contributes $25; • admission is $2 at the door; • the Subway location in Murrayville is giving away a footlong sub for those who donate $10 or more at the door; • Drive Thru Jugo Juice on 72nd Avenue and 200th Street is offering a free smoothie to those donating $10 or more; • the local Subway will sponsor the Player of the Game; and • Dustin Russell of Launch Men’s Clothing Boutique in Abbotsford will donate a $100 gift card for the tournament MVP.
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Nine-year-old Langley Olympian team member Pearl Schramm made waves during the 400-metre freestyle competition, part of the Olympians’ ninth annual Long Course Meet at Walnut Grove Pool over the weekend. More than 300 swimmers from across the Lower Mainland competed Saturday and Sunday in the 12 & under and 13 & over age groups.
Midget C4 squad captures Langley Cup title Langley’s midget C4 hockey team won the Langley Cup on Sunday. During the preliminary round, the C4s lost 4-3 to Langley’s C7 squad. The loss dropped the C4 team to the lower side of the double knockout tournament. They went on to edge Langley C1 2-1 in a shootout in the semifinals to advance to the championship game,
for a rematch with the C7s. The C4s won the final by a score of 5-1. The Langley Cup champions include Trevor Ryan, Chase Bender, Linden Beskau, Glynn Chambers, Bradly Coleman, Brenden Crawford, Myles Crockart, Zachary Froc, Trevor Gauthier, Austin Kingsborough, Sher Lawla, Jordan Lazar, Ryan MacDonald, Brendan Mykle-Winkler,
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Calgary midfielder joins Spartans Trinity Western University’s women’s soccer team continues to stock its cupboard. On March 22, the Spartans signed Calgary’s Alessandra Oliverio, who will join the team this coming fall. The 5’4” centre midfielder, who will graduate this year from Bearspaw Christian School, comes to TWU having trained at the National Training Center Prairies for the past four years and having played on a number of Alberta provincial teams.
“I am delighted that Alessandra has joined our program for the coming seasons,” TWU coach Graham Roxburgh said. “She possesses so much of the qualities that we are looking for in our program both as a player and more importantly as a person.” Roxburgh said Oliverio has very good skills and attacking qualities that will allow her to play both as a midfielder and a front runner. In Roxburgh’s interactions with Oliverio, he continued to be impressed with who she is off the field in terms of her character and leadership qualities. “We have recruited a player that I believe will help our program’s future both on and off the field,” Roxburgh said.
Most recently, Oliverio helped her indoor U18 Juventus team, playing out of Calgary’s Southwest United Soccer Association, win a gold medal at the 2011 Tier 1 provincial championship. She has now won two provincial titles with SWU, as her U14 squad won gold in 2007. “I decided on Trinity because the whole school has a great atmosphere and I am very excited to be part of such a great team,” said Oliverio, who plans to study psychology at Trinity Western. Oliverio will join Canadian U20 national team defender/midfielder Vanessa Kovacs and Alberta Summer Games forward Sarah-Kim Bergeron as TWU 2011 recruits.
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Community Notices ...................................1000 Announcements .............................................1119 Employment ........................................................1200 Education ................................................................1400 Special Occasions ...........................................1600 Marketplace .........................................................2000 Children .....................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock...............................................3500 Health ..........................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ....................................4500 Business & Finance ......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate .............................................................6000 Rentals.........................................................................6500 Personals...................................................................7000 Service Directory ............................................8000 Transportation ..................................................9000
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Born July 3, 1961 - Murrayville, B.C. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of the big man with the bigger heart. Our beloved brother passed away March 27, 2011 at Langley Memorial Hospice surrounded by family and friends after a battle with cancer & weak heart. He was predeceased by his Father Ray Montay in 1967, Grandfather Walter Johnsen in 1970 and his Mother Lillian Montay in 1984. He is survived by his brother Reynold, 2 sisters Karen and Sharon (Pete). He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Dale spent his formative years working for VanderVeen Hay Sales crossing most of the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island Farms. Later he was employed with GTA Equipment, L Wood Trucking. Many thanks to all who were great support in his final months. In lieu of ﬂowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Celebration of life may be at a later date. On-line condolences may be offered at www.remembering.ca
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415 Westview St, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
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Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
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552 Dansey Ave, Coq
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CEDAR COURT & CEDAR LODGE
Clean 1 BR & 2 BR Apts. Mature oriented building near Guildford Mall. Rent incl cable, heat, hot water. Prkg available. N/P. Resident Managers. 604-584-5233 or 604-588-8850 www.cycloneholdings.ca
Spacious Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & h/w. Resident Mgr.
8507 120th St, N.Delta 1 BR fr $625. 2 BR fr $725. 3 BR from $825. Incls heat, h/w & basic cable. Some suites with mountain views. For more info or to view
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22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River
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3 Bdrm Townhome! Fenced yard. RENT TO OWN! STOP RENTING! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597
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1st Month’s Rent is FREE! 1 & 2 BDRM’S starts @ $675-$835/mo. Free hotwater, heat, basic cable, weight/game room, prkg, includes security. Please Call 604-530-6555 ★★★Must bring in this Ad to receive 1st Month FREE!
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LANGLEY CITY, legal 2 BR above grnd ste, corner gas f/p, lam flrg, 5 appls, in ste lndry, priv patio, $950/mo incls utils, N/s, sm pet neg, May 1. 604-530-9609 WALNUT GROVE 2 BR bsmt, 5 appls, full bath, Immed, n/s, n/p, $850 + 40% utils. 604-613-0605
MILNER 21767 - 61 Av. 2 BR T/H rural country setting on 3 acres, f/yrd, 4 appls. Av April. $950. N/S. Small pet ok. 604-856-6967
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HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663
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555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
office: 604- 936-1225
Clean & affordable. Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR. Near seniors’ centre. Rents incls heat, h/w & cable.
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