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says Orazietti, noting the population By Jennifer Lang of Cloverdale and area has grown Peek inside an 1884 heritage church that’s only used on special oc- rapidly in recent years. “The past and the future live here,” casions or take a behind-the-scenes he said, amending the familiar City tour of the Surrey Museum’s storage of Surrey slogan slightly. collections when doors – and a lot City-wide, 48 sites in City Cenmore – swing open in Cloverdale. tre, Bear Creek Park, Newton and The third annual Surrey Doors Cloverdale are participatOpen is a festival encouring in the June 21 event, aging Surrey residents which runs from 11 a.m. to be tourists in their “The past and the to 4 p.m. own town, by sampling There are myriad future live here.” culture, history, art, and events, open houses architecture, enjoying and activities planned - Paul Orazietti free activities and taking for Cloverdale – from a Cloverdale BIA guided tours. buskers’ festival and artiThe idea originated in san market to a Park Play France, where in 1984 Palooza at Cloverdale people were invited to Athletic Park and a vinvisit places that weren’t ordinarily open to the public, such as tage truck and tractor show ‘n shine at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum. police stations and fire halls. It’s shaping up to be a veritable The concept has really taken wing smorgasbord of what the historic in Cloverdale, which is part of the town centre and area has to offer. festival for the first time in 2014. Free, hop-on, hop-off transporta“It’s a city event that expanded to tion is available, making it easier to Cloverdale,” says Paul Orazietti, executive director of the Cloverdale BIA. check out various stops. It’s a chance to share our stories, See MANY EVENTS / Page 8 celebrating the old – and the new,


Frank McKinnon and Watt Heron stand by a sign erected by the Surrey Board of Trade at Fry’s Corner (176 St. and Fraser Highway) in 1956 to encourage people to visit Cloverdale. Check out digital displays, browse through photos, maps, oral history and more at the Surrey Archives on June 21. The archives is one of 48 participating sites in Surrey Doors Open.

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By Jennifer Lang The harness racing community is pulling together to help the owners of 17 Standardbred racehorses that were killed when fire destroyed a barn in Langley earlier this month. Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino and Harness Racing B.C. are co-hosting a fundraiser reception and silent auction for JJJ Stables and the families impacted by the June 1 barn fire – described as the worst loss of

livestock recorded in Langley Township history. The horses and equipment lost in the fire were uninsured. “It’s the worst thing that can happen when you’re in the racing industry,” said Chuck Keeling, Vice President, Stakeholders Relations and Responsible Gaming at Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. “It is a horrific loss for everyone.” From now until Tuesday Fraser Downs and three other race tracks owned by Great Canadian

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AUDITIONS Surrey Little Theatre is holding auditions for its fall play, Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Mike Busswood. Auditions are Sunday, June 22 at 2 pm. and Monday, June 23 at 7 p.m., at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184 Street. Sylvia will be performed from Oct. 23 to Nov. 15 with two matinees, Nov. 2 and 9. Roles for men and women 20 to 60 years. For more information, please contact stage manager Cathe Busswood at Greg’s career is winding down, and his wife, Kate, is a public school English teacher. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, Sylvia. Sylvia becomes a major bone if contention between husband and wife through a series of hilarious and touching complications. Non-equity show. AUDITION NOTICE The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is holding auditions for its Christmas panto, Sleeping Beauty. Auditions are June 22 from 1:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Newtown Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave., Surrey. Call backs July 6. We need singers, dancers, actors. Show runs Dec. 19 to 28 at Surrey Arts Centre and Jan. 2-3 at ACT Theatre in Maple Ridge. Rehearsals at weekends beginning September. Non-equity, open to all. Write to book a time. Please specify if you are a singer, dancer, actor or combination of the above. www.rctheatreco. com. FUNDRAISER FOR JAKOB A fundraiser for Jakob Chambers, Sunday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Special acoustic performance by Country star Dallas Smith. Silent auction, door prizes, circus performers, carnival food and more! All proceeds towards travel and medical expenses for Jakob. Tickets $15. Ages 12 and up. ARE YOU GAY, BI-SEXUAL OR JUST NOT SURE? HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760 CLUBS/GROUPS FOOD PROBLEM? Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges? Is your weight affecting your life? Overeaters Anonymous offers help. No fees, no dues, no weigh-ins, no diets. We are a fellowship. We meet every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Cloverdale United Church basement, 1757558A Ave., Cloverdale. Everyone welcome.

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ICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government’s bill to divide the Agricultural Land Reserve into two zones has passed, after one of the nastier exchanges I’ve seen in a decade covering the B.C. legislature. “You’re all a bunch of corrupt liars,” NDP agriculture critic Nicholas Simons yelled as the government cut off a long and mostly repetitious debate that dominated the final days of the legislature session. Not to be outdone, cabinet minister Bill Bennett replied to Simons’ heckle about Kootenay rancher Faye Street, one of Bennett’s most vocal supporters as he pushed through changes to the land reserve to ease land use restrictions in rural zones. Bennett advised Simons to offer his remarks to Street in person. “She’ll kick your ass,” Bennett said. The on-the-record debate wasn’t much better. Columbia RiverRevelstoke NDP MLA Norm Macdonald summed up his party’s biggest objection with his charge that “a bunch of Liberal political hacks” will be appointed to regional panels of the Agricultural Land Com-

legitimate concerns of places like mission. The government’s scheme, Mac- Merritt and Vanderhoof and Dawdonald and other NDP critics pre- son Creek, where some ALR rules dicted, is to unleash a flood of ALR and decisions simply don’t make land removals, to enrich B.C. Lib- sense. Strict secondary residence rules eral supporters by allowing develare needed in areas with non-farm opment on productive farmland. That might be a valid concern, development pressure. In most but there are a couple of factual rural areas, they are a mistake, and are frequently igproblems. First, every nored. appointment to the ALC, at the regional The debate wasn’t entirely devoid of or provincial level, honesty and civilis made by the B.C. ity. Macdonald intergovernment. It’s been rupted his string of that way since the Dave Barrett adminbaseless accusations to note that under istration set it up in the current system, 1973. 75 per cent of excluSecond, the regional panels are not sion applications in the Kootenay region new. The B.C. LiberTom Fletcher are approved. If that’s als imposed them the case, what is really in 2003. If this was their method of corrupting the process broken that needs to be fixed? It’s to dismantle the ALR, that would a good question that the   governhave largely happened in the years ment did not adequately answer. And credit also goes to the new since. Surely by this time they would have found enough greedy agriculture minister, Kelownapolitical hacks who hate farming to Lake Country MLA Norm Letsubvert the process. nick, who inherited a public relaI’ve written before about the tions mess left by the brief and

Bill spurred pro-ALR action To the editor; Re: “Farmland fate a test for parties,” above, and at For Tom Fletcher, a fan of the recent ALR bill, only “a flood of exclusions of prime agricultural land” might make the concerns about it “at least partially true.” Short of the flood, it seems any bad effect from the weakened Agricultural Land Commission Act is nothing.

Fortunately, the bill spurred wide pro-ALR action. The efforts to stop “the bill to kill the ALR” (at least for consultation) were also a means to boost the critical mass of aware citizens for the next stage, which is now. Awareness matters. We saw that in Richmond a few years ago when a fellow who publicly wanted a high-profile property out of the ALR almost got onto the Agricultural Land Commission panel to decide on it. Of course, the ALC is a tribunal, and like a court it is

boneheaded performance of Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm. Braving the heckling at the end, Letnick put aside his partisan talking points and gave his personal assurance that the government’s intention is to support farming in those places where non-farm income is the only thing that keeps people on the land. As soon as the theatrics had died down, the B.C. NDP sent out a fundraising plea to its members to help “save” the ALR. The party is broke and desperate after losing its fourth straight election, and it hopes to activate its declining donor base by portraying the changes as the imminent slaughter of its most sacred cow. Voters have three years before the next election to assess this situation. If there is a flood of exclusions of prime agricultural land, then the NDP will be able to make its case that its warnings were at least partially true. If this does not take place, then the government’s position will be vindicated. We’ll find out the truth. – Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press

meant to start with evidence, not decisions. Until the recent bill kneecapped the commission, current chair Richard Bullock was modernizing the ALC methods for quality assurance and efficiency, minimizing mistakes. Now the changes to the ALC Act have disabled much of the progress and worse. With vigilance, the harm can be limited. Jim Wright President, Garden City Conservation Society The Cloverdale Reporter is published every Thursday. Advertising deadlines are Fridays at 5 p.m.

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Call before you garden With gardening season officially underway, Fortis BC is reminding gardeners to call before they dig this spring – typically when utilities see a spike in damage to underground gas pipes. Third parties such as homeowners and construction crews cause 99 per cent of

the damage to FortisBC’s natural gas system. If you’ve caused the damage, you could be on the hook for the entire cost of repairs, homeowners are being warned. “Whether you’re planting a rose bush or installing a new fence, it’s important to call or click before you dig,” says Ian Turnbull, damage prevention emergency services

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To the editor; Bless the Royal Canadian Legion Cloverdale Branch and all its staff and volunteers. A fast declining number of WW2 veterans whose only acknowledgement of service to Canada is briefly held on Nov. 11 or on some conspicuous anniversary date, are treated like heroes by this branch on a regular basis. My letter today, however, combines a celebration of the D-Day landings of 70 years ago with a fantastic show and a delicious dinner at no fee for all veterans. The event, which ran over three hours, featured the outstanding team of Linda Jones and her talented accompanist. Their show is terrific, bringing rapturous applause from the appreciative veterans and their guests. If anyone can name a singer equal to Linda Jones I’ll be flabbergasted that two such outstanding talents exist. The two women are equally excellent in the hilarious stories they tell or, in Linda’s case, the heart-rending poetry she has written that bring tears to the old veteran’s eyes. The food was superb and was combined with the exceptionally hard work of the Legion’s volunteers who catered to our every need; it was indeed a highlight for many of us who served our country in many conflicts on land, sea and the air. Thanks you everyone at Branch No 6, RCL, a most grateful member,   Mike Harvey Langley

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Thanks to a successful fundraiser held earlier this spring, the Clover Valley Girl Guides took part in a district campout at Lake KawaKawa in Hope over the May 29June 1 weekend. More than 116 girls and leaders attended the camp. Girl Guides of Canada and Ford Canada raised more than

$2,900 to send girls to camp this year. On April 12, the Cloverdale United Church parking lot hosted Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drive One 4UR Community Fundraiser, where participants were able to test drive five new vehicles. For every test drive, Ford donated $20 to Girl Guides in Surrey and Langley. The money raised will also help SOAR patrols from Surrey and Langley attend a camp in July. SOAR, or Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous, takes place in Enderby,

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PRESENTS CLUBS/GROUPS WELCOME ALL KEEN GARDENERS! The Cloverdale Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month, September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70 Avenue. Meetings run from 7 to 9 p.m. In addition to monthly speakers, we have a monthly raffle, yearly bus trip and a plant sale in May. Drop in fee $3. Yearly memberships $20 per person or $30 per family. So if you love to garden, come and join us, and meet other great gardeners. For more information phone Lynne at 604-576-6338 or email cloverdalegardenclub@gmail. com.








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CLOVERDALE JUNE 21, 2014 11am - 4pm Discover Surrey’s Heritage in Historic Cloverdale! Travel around to a number of events and facilities that are opening their doors to tell you their story.

Events: Park Play Palooza, 6330 168 St. Cloverdale Athletic Park | 604-501-5094 Cloverdale Fairgrounds 6050 176th Street | 604-576-9461 Artisan Market at Hawthorne Square 5748 176 Street Cloverdale Buskers Festival 5748 176 Street | 604-576-3155 Antique Tractor Pull Fraser Downs Racetrack 17755 60 Avenue | 604-576-9141 Vintage Truck and Tractor Show and Shine 6022 176t St | 604-372-4093

Open Houses: Cloverdale Recreation Centre 6188 176 Street 604-598-7960 Cloverdale Library 5642 176A Street 604-598-7326 Surrey Fire Service No.8 Cloverdale 17572 57 Ave. 604-574-4817 Cloverdale Youth Park - Bill Reid Way (62 Ave.) & 176 St. Tzu Chi Foundation Canada Surrey 5724 176 St. | 778-575-2685 Royal Canadian Legion Cloverdale 17567 57 Ave. Surrey Museum 17710 56A Avenue | 604-592-6956 Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society 17630 56 Avenue 604-574-9056 Surrey Historical Society 17671 56 Avenue (Basement) Kwantlen Polytechnic University 5500 180 Street | 604-599-2000 Pacific Community Church 5337 180 Street | 604-574-4001

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Need evident years before construction began in 2012 From page one

ries vehicles and cyclists across busy Highway 10. The 196 Street overpass represents just one section of the Roberts Bank corridor, which stretches 70 km from Deltaport to the eastern border of Langley Township — “arguably the most important 70 kilometres of railroad in our nation,” said Robin Silvester, president and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver. Construction began in January, 2012, but the need for the overpasses was becoming evident years before that. Former City of Langley mayor, Peter Fassbender, now Minister of Education and MLA for SurreyFleetwood, recounted meetings held years ago between all three levels of government and the CPR. Most of the conversation centred around who would pay for such a massive project, with the discussion often going in circles, said Fassbender. The federal government said the province should contribute. The province, in turn, said the municipalities needed to pay a share, he recalled. “The municipalities said, ‘Who should we ask?’” It was at one of those meetings that Fassbender pulled a toonie out of his pocket and handed it to David Emerson, who was minister of Pacific Gate-

way, as seed money to get the project underway. Fassbender pulled out another $2 coin and suggested it could somehow be embedded in the overpass. “Then every time I drive over, I’ll see if I can find it — without getting into trouble,” Fassbender said. Acting City of Langley Mayor Ted Schaffer acknowledged not everyone finds the idea of a road opening too exciting. But the opening of the overpasses represents everything from economic growth, to improved trade, lower vehicle emissions and reduced emergency response times. “What could be more exciting than that?” Surrey Councillor Mary Martin also spoke on behalf of her city, which is managing the overall combo project. The total cost of the three overpasses is $110.4 million. Of that, the federal government contributed $30.2 million as part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway Project. Another $24.8 million came from the province; $23.1 million from Port Metro Vancouver; $9.7 from Canadian Pacific Railway; $8.8 million from the City of Surrey; $8.3 million from the City of Langley and $5.5 million from the Township. – Black Press

Critics see tide of U.S. coal coming north By Jeff Nagel Climate change activists predict a newly announced U.S. emissions crackdown will result in more American coal being carried by train through the Lower Mainland for export to overseas markets. Anti-coal campaigner Kevin Washbrook said the U.S. goal of a 30 per cent cut in coal plant emissions over 25 years will gut already waning domestic demand for U.S. coal.

He said that will leave coal companies frantic to get their product overseas and increasingly looking north, because efforts to build new coal terminals have been stymied in Washington and Oregon. “There’s a huge amount of coal in the States and they’re going to be desperate to ship it,” Washbrook said. “We are right now the weakest link and the easiest route out.” Most coal moving through the Lower

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Mainland is metallurgical steel-making coal from B.C. mines in the Kootenays or the northeast. The main destination is Westshore Terminals at Deltaport, where six coal trains arrive each day. About two trains a day roll through White Rock and South Surrey on the BNSF railway carrying U.S. thermal coal to Westshore. The other four trains a day come from B.C. mines and run along the CP or CN main lines in the Fraser Valley before following the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor through Langley, Cloverdale and Delta to Westshore. “Coal opponents have been giving the impression it’s going to be open sesame – that there’s going to be all this U.S. thermal coal pouring into B.C.,” said Coal Alliance spokesman Alan Fryer. “It seems to me that’s going to be not the case.” He noted that even with the emissions cuts, the U.S. still expects 30 per cent of its electricity to come from burning coal in 2030. The other existing coal terminal is Neptune Terminals, which takes two trains a day and has approval to expand to a capacity of 18 million tonnes per year. Activists aim to block a new terminal proposed by Fraser Surrey Docks, which would bring an additional train per day via the BNSF line at its planned capacity of four million tonnes of U.S. thermal coal. Washbrook said he expects the new coal terminal, if approved by Port Metro Vancouver, will be expanded further and could become a much larger shipping outlet.

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More curling accolades for Cloverdale family

Local father and son to be honoured at Curl BC awards banquet By Rick Kupchuk Team Tardi will be honoured with a pair of awards Saturday when Curl BC stages its banquet at the Best Western PLUS Coquitlam Inn. Tyler Tardi will receive the Junior Male Athlete of the Year award, while father Paul Tardi has been announced as the Coach of the year. The Tardi family is from Cloverdale, and Team Tardi is a member of the Langley Curling Club. Tyler Tardi had a very successful 2013-14 season, which included a first at the BC Winter Games in Mission. Tardi received the W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence, the first time a curler had earned the honour. He skipped his team to a bronze medal in Mission, and won silver medals at both the Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships and the 2014 BC High School Curling Championships. His team won the Canada Games qualifier, and will compete at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George next February.


Tyler Tardi, left, is Curl BC’s Junior Male Athlete of the Year while his dad Paul is Coach of the Year.

With Team Tardi earning podium finishes at each major event this past season, coach Paul Tardi has earned the Anita Cochrane Award for Coach of the Year. “Paul was nominated not just for his results but because of his

great attitude toward knowledge.,” said a Curl BC press release. “He shares his knowledge, not just with players but also with other coaches in the curling community.”

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June 12, 2014 Cloverdale Reporter  

The Thursday, June 12, 2014 edition of the Cloverdale Reporter.

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