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Re-elected Langley MLA Mary Polak celebrated her convincing victory with her supporters at Townhall Public House pub in Willowbrook on Tuesday evening. Troy Landreville/Langley Advance
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The road to re-election for Liberal MLA Mary Polak appeared to be rocky at times, but by 9 p.m. Tuesday, it was smooth sailing – she was celebrating a one-sided victory over her opponents at a local pub in Willowbrook. Polak, the BC Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, learned early on that she had been re-elected for a third term as Langley MLA, taking 51.89 per cent of the vote. Her tally almost doubled that of second-place NDP candidate Andrew Mercier, at 26.87 per cent and was nearly five times greater than BC Conservative leader John Cummins, who took 11.84 per cent. “I think the win is particularly satisfying because when you’ve been in the role for two terms, it’s much more personal than
when people aren’t familiar with you,” Polak said. “It says something to me about the relationship I have with people in the community, and that’s very gratifying.” Polak’s win may not have been surprising in a solid Liberal seat, but it came amid a province-wide upset, as every poll taken during the election proved to be wrong. Instead of heading into a role in opposition, Polak will rejoin a Liberal majority government, Rich Coleman one headed Re-elected as MLA for into its fourth Fort Langley-Aldergrove term. Polak will be rejoined by several familiar faces from Langley. Rich Coleman, the veteran MLA of Fort Langley-Aldergrove, also easily won re-election. In addition, Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender won a surprise victory against an NDP incumbent in a Surrey riding, and will be
stepping down from civic politics to head to Victoria. Also switching jobs will be Amrik Virk, a longtime senior officer with the Langley RCMP, who claimed victory under the Liberal banner in another Surrey riding. Provincially, the Liberals took 50 seats, the NDP 33, the Greens took their first win, and a single independent was elected. Voter View turnout was video around 52 per with cent. Heading into the election, Polak and her or online supporters faced some adversity. On May 7 Polak’s campaign manager Todd Hauptman resigned because of lack of support by voters and politicians for gay rights. In an open letter a week before the election, Hauptman, who is gay, wrote that the base of Liberal voters in the Langley riding holds “hateful attitudes towards the community I am a part of.”
Liberal incumbent Mary Polak defeated her opponents in decisive fashion.
As well, this was the first time a BC Conservative leader has run in the Langley riding, and Polak admitted “that was a question mark for us.” Going forward, Polak said the province has to take advantage of all the opportunities it has in the resource sector. “We need to take that revenue and we need to put it quite directly into infrastructure in British Columbia,” Polak said. “And by that, I mean in the most broad terms, education infrastructure, health infrastructure, road and transit infrastructure… all of the things that keep British Columbia going, the services we depend on.” This will come from harnessing B.C.’s ability to trade with other countries around the world, she said. On a personal level, Polak is pleased to be serving Langley for another term. “My daughter and I moved here in 2005… and we have been welcomed,” she said. “What is so heartening to me is the relationship that we have been able to build with all the different leaders of the different not-for-profits and community groups in Langley.”
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Amrik Virk was hoisted onto shoulders.
A Langley Mountie has won election as a provincial MLA. Insp. Amrik Virk of the Langley RCMP will be switching jobs and titles and heading off to the Legislature in Victoria. Virk won Surrey-Tynehead. “It’s a bit of a bittersweet moment for me,” said Virk following his win. “Tomorrow I retire from the RCMP after 25 years of service. I take off one uniform serving Canadians and put on another serving British Columbians, and I am so honoured.” • More online
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Coleman celebrates fifth victory
The MLA for Fort LangleyAldergrove returns to Victoria to represent this riding.
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Rich Coleman felt vindicated when the results started pouring for the provincial election. The incumbent for Fort Langley-Aldergrove said B.C. voters agreed with him that the Liberals and leader Christy Clark were the best choices for B.C. “It shows the people actually see the leadership of Christy Clark, my leader, but they also see just how strong our message was,” Coleman said. He said Clark did a “marvelous job as a campaigner for us” and “she’s just a great leader.” In his fifth election, Coleman hung onto his seat handily. On Tuesday night, Elections BC results showed Coleman with 14,533 while the next nearest finish was NDP candidate Shane Dyson with 6,700. Conservative candidate Rick Manuel had 2,353. Lisa David, a Green party contender, received 1,957 in preliminary results.
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Jacqueline Johnson posted results from polls that were phoned into Rich Coleman’s campaign office in Walnut Grove, where cheers rose (left) when the Liberals took the lead.
The fifth candidate, independent Kevin Mitchell, had 619. (Elections BC has not announced final numbers yet.) “It feels great,” Coleman commented soon after being declared the winner.
He said the party focused on getting its message to the people who returned the Liberals to office. “We will now hunker down and do the job that we promised British Columbians that we would do,” Coleman said. The write in votes from Tuesday by people who didn’t vote in their designated vot-
ing place will still need to be counted. Coleman’s camp had people at each advance voting place and noticed an unusual trend with many people misreading their Elections BC cards. Coleman said it would take up to a week to sort it out and obtain the accurate final numbers.
Dyson, Mercier make do with second place
The NDP had been hoping for a breakthrough even in Langley’s ridings. by Heather Colpitts and Matthew Claxton firstname.lastname@example.org
The mood at the headquarters’ of the Langley and Fort LangleyAldergrove campaigns was somber as results came in showing an unexpected win for the Liberals across the province. The NDP candidate didn’t expect this outcome. “I’m surprised at how it turned out provincially and I
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am surprised here that there’s a little more distance between me and Rich Coleman,” Fort Langley-Aldergrove NDP candidate Shane Dyson said. “I would have thought it would have been much closer.” Dyson said the Liberal victory came because the BC Conservatives crumbled and enough Tory supporters voted Liberal to give the win. The other key reason for the results, he said, was the negative campaigning. “The Liberals ran a very negative campaign, defining Adrian [Dix, NDP leader] over a long term,” Dyson said.
Volunteers watched quietly as the surprise Liberal victory became clear.
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Shane Dyson said he expected more NDP candidates to win their ridings.
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clear that Liberal incumThe candidate added bent Mary Polak would that there will be again carry the riding that“Democrats around the she has held since 2005. province scratching their Volunteers watched live heads trying to figure this coverage in disbelief as out.” the NDP lead projected in “I’ll be sifting the ashes every opinion poll failed to for weeks trying to figure materialize. this out,” he Early said. in the “No one election, “I’ll be sifting the really saw Mercier ashes for weeks trying it coming,” had spoken to figure this out.” said camconfidently paign manof attemptShane Dyson ager Alec ing to wrest Stromdahl, what has in Langley. long been Langley candidate a safe Liberal seat over to Andrew Mercier spoke to the NDP side. campaign workers and Even if Langley went headed home before 10 to the Liberals, they p.m., long after it became were expecting to see …continued from page A3
the NDP win around the province, based on polls that showed the party in the lead continuously for months. “I can’t believe it,” said school board chair Wendy Johnson, who has worked on the NDP campaign as a volunteer. Many volunteers were stonily silent, others angry about the thought of four more years of a Liberal government. “We thought Langley was going to be really tough,” said Stromdahl. “We wouldn’t have done a single thing different.” On Wednesday, Mercier sent out a tweet thanking volunteers and congratulating Polak on her win.
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Tory leader fires parting shots John Cummins lashed out at the Liberals and NDP and promised the Conservatives will not quit. by Matthew Claxton
BC Conservative leader John Cummins was defiant in defeat Tuesday night. He lost not only the Langley riding where he ran against incumbent Mary Polak, but by 10 p.m. not a single Conservative MLA had been declared elected or leading. He delivered a rousing speech to the volunteers who had gathered in his Douglas Crescent campaign office, playing off the questions of reporters gathered to hear his concession. Asked why voters had again picked Liberal leader Christy Clark to lead the province, Cummins replied “I couldn’t begin to tell you.” He “I would only be slammed his pleased if both of former federal colleague them were run out of Stockwell town.” Day for supJohn Cummins porting the Liberals, said the Liberals will be more beholden to the big interests that have funded their campaign than to British Columbians, and said that he was no happier to see them in power than he would have been the NDP. “I would only be pleased if both of them were run out of town,” Cummins said of the NDP and Liberals. He blamed the election results on fear. “This was not choosing Christy Clark,” he said. “This was fear of the NDP.” “It’s been a tough road, with somewhat meager resources,” said Cummins. “I want to assure them that we will continue the fight,” Cummins said to volunteers for BC Conservatives. “I just want to assure you all that we’re here for the long haul.” He said he is not planning to resign his position as leader of the Conservatives, but acknowledged that there will be a leadership review in the fall, and if he is asked to step aside by the party membership, he will do so. Cummins congratulated Polak for winning the riding “in a substantial way.”
Green heartened by vote increase Troy Landreville/Langley Advance
Voting not taken for granted
Annie Chen visited the polling place at Langley Secondary School on Tuesday to watch volunteers do their work. The 48-year-old Langley resident immigrated to Canada three years ago from Guangzhou, southern China’s largest city, and has never voted before. She says she enjoys watching democracy in action, and added that voting “is very important for people. We need to express our opinions.”
City mayor wins Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender will be MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood.
despite being the mayor of Langley City, he’s always expressed concern and interest in the entire region. And the governing Liberals still have a big task ahead of by Heather Colpitts them, he noted. firstname.lastname@example.org “The challenge Langley City will be to keep the will be looking economy strong,” for a new mayor he said. now that Peter When asked Fassbender has about whether he won the MLA expects a cabinet seat in Surreypost in the Christy Fleetwood. Clark government, Peter Fassbender “It feels incredhe will only say BC Liberal ibly humbling “I’m prepared to and satisfying,” he told the serve in any way that I can.” Langley Advance shortly after The 66-year-old admits that the win. “This is a great day being mayor in Langley and for the province of British campaigning in Surrey has Columbia in so many ways.” been tiring. He was able to Fassbender will resign as unseat the popular NDP MLA Langley City’s mayor, a job Jagrup Brar. he’s held since 2005. As for the question that “I’m not giving up on everyone is asking in Langley City in any way, this election – how could shape or form,” he said. the polls be so wrong A byelection will be sched– Fassbender said the people uled to fill the mid-term go into the election booth vacancy. The last municipal and think about their famelection was November 2011. ilies and their futures. The next one is November “Polling never really 2014. reflects the hearts of people,” Fassbender said that he said.
Green Wally Martin says he wants to keep building the Green Party. by Matthew Claxton email@example.com
Wally Martin may not have won a seat on Tuesday, but the Green Party candidate for Wally Martin Langley was not singing the Green blues. “I think we did pretty good, actually,” said the hotel owner and former homebuilder. Martin took 2,298 votes, for 9.39 per cent of the ballots cast, an increase from 2009 when Ron Abgrall represented the party. He was also pleased to see Andrew Weaver become the first Green Party MLA elected in B.C., in Oak Bay-Gordon Head Lisa David on Vancouver Island. Green “I think that’s exciting, it’s a breath of fresh air,” said Martin. Asked if he planned to continue with the party, one he joined officially just before the election, Martin said yes. He’s been talking to people about becoming more active and building a stronger Green party in the Langleys, he said. While Martin came in fourth behind Liberal, NDP, and Conservative candidates, he may have spent the least amount of money per vote. “I’m definitely under a hundred bucks,” he said of his campaign budget. “I think I’m around 50 bucks.” His signs were recycled and stood on old lawn chairs, and most of his campaign was door to door and talking to people on the street. Martin, who said he’d like to see all political donations registered online as they are handed over to parties, didn’t accept any money he was offered. That should make his post-election disclosure forms fairly simple to fill out. In Fort Langley-Aldergrove, Lisa David ran for the Greens, having joined and signed up as a candidate when it became clear there was no one else willing to step forward. The Fort resident garnered 7.48 per cent of the vote.
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Dump trucks and a cracking road are irking residents of one North Langley neighbourhood. On May 13, Leigh Wilson asked the Township to do something about the closure of a stretch of 252A Street, a winding road on a steep ravine near Glen Valley. The road is closed to all but local traffic while Township engineers drill test holes and await results
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He noted it’s a 60- to 70year-old road on the edge of a deep ravine. In 2008, it cost the Township $150,000 to shore up a section of embankment, one of two areas that have been rebuilt in the last decade. The closure represents Township staff doing their due diligence, said Councillor Charlie Fox. He noted that after there was a road-blocking mudslide on 264th Avenue last year during heavy rains, many were asking if the Township monitors steep embankments around its roads. The closure is an example of that kind of monitoring, he said. Coun. Kim Richter suggested referring the matter to Township staff to look at a number of options, such as ways to reduce or remove truck traffic or otherwise make the road safer for local residents. The council agreed unanimously.
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Wilson noted that residents are having to go the long way around, taking about 10 extra minutes to get in and out of their neighbourhood. He is also worried about emergency access, noting that RCMP officers tried to get through recently but had to turn around. The problem, Wilson believes, is dump trucks that use the area frequently. “We can’t seem to stop trucks,” he said. Dump trucks towing pup trailers have even gone down the partially closed road, only to have to painstakingly back up when it became clear the road was fully blocked, Wilson said. “Since it’s been closed, I’ve seen three trucks back up,” he said. Ramin Seifi, the Township’s manager of community development, said engineers are working as fast as they can to get results on the road’s safety issues.
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Miss BC hopeful aids others A Langley teenager hopes to compete for the Miss B.C. title by raising money for Cops for Cancer. by Matthew Claxton
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Alexandria Kwiatkowski has been giving back to a community that’s given her a lot.
An Aldergrove teen hoping to become the next Miss B.C. spent the first full week of May hammering away on a construction crew. Alexandria Kwiatkowski, 18, took some time from her studies at UFV to work on the Extreme Home Repair crews rebuilding a local home for a family in need. For Kwiatkowski, it’s not just a chance to do some volunteer work. She has seen the changes that a rebuilt house can make, because her family was the recipient three years ago. “It changed everything,” she said. “The quality of your life just amplifies so much.” At age 15, Kwiatkowski was living a very different life. Her health was not good, she says. With severe asthma, exacerbated by mold in the home her family couldn’t afford to renovate, she made frequent trips to the hospital. “It’s just so scary. You just don’t know what’s going to happen,” she said. A year before her family was
chosen for the home renovathis summer when the pageant tion, her mother, Karen Weeks, comes to Fort Langley, her walked into her room and saw goal is to win Miss Charity, by Kwiatkowski’s lips had turned raising the most money for the blue. The girl fainted moments Cops for Cancer bike ride. later. Aldergrove’s small-town Within minutes, Weeks was nature means personal connecdriving her daughter to Langley tions between Kwiatkowski, Memorial while doing chest the charity, and the AOK compressions, one-handed, at Extreme Home Repair are the same time. everywhere. “She’s a really good multiShe knew Chris Sperger, the tasker,” said young boy who Kwiatkowski, able lost a four-year “It changed to joke about it battle with cannow. cer at the age of everything. The In 2010, her seven in 2007. quality of your life family was the The Cops for just amplifies so recipient of the Cancer Tour de home renovation, Valley riders, much.” and since then, many of them Alexandria Kwiatkowski her breathing has Langley and improved tremenSurrey Mounties, dously. became close with the family, Her hospital visits as a as their mission is specifically patient have been reduced to to raise money and support for almost nil. kids facing the disease. Instead, she’s hoping to be in The aftereffects of the Sperger hospitals as a health care profamily’s struggles led to probfessional, and is taking nursing lems with their home – which courses at UFV, with the hope the AOK Extreme Home Repair of eventually going to medical team fixed in 2012’s rebuild. school, possibly becoming an That was just one of two anesthesiologist. families to receive home repair She’s also about to start com- work that Kwiatkowski or her peting to become Miss B.C. family members were close to. After doing a little modeling She’s already planning some in high school, Kwiatkowski fundraisers for Cops for Cancer, started looking into pageants talking to potential partners recently. Her aunt, a Miss among Aldergrove businesses. Canada contestant in 1990, will “I just want to get the combe coaching her. munity involved,” Kwiatkowski While she hopes to compete said.
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Vote numbers need leadership The people have spoken… or at least, slightly more than half of them have. And therein lies the real tragedy of Tuesday’s election results – that, and the apparent lack of understanding of what it has all been about. About 52 per cent of B.C. residents eligible to vote bothered. And 48 per cent stayed home – despite all Elections BC did to stir up an understanding of the importance of getting involved in the process, and to make that process as easily accessible as possible to even the laziest of voters. The pundits and political backroom strategists will conspicuously rend their garments and gnash their teeth over the disparity between pollsters’ predictions and what actually fell out of the ballot boxes. And there will be much ado about “voter apathy” or “voter fatigue” or other such euphemisms that sidestep the real responsibility for the poor participation rate in our fading democracy: a lack of real choices. We thank all the candidates who, bless their hearts, offered their services, often at great personal cost, to their communities and their province. And we congratulate the winners. But we are left in awe at the leadership that fell so far short of the mark. Christy Clark, of all people, should not take Tuesday night’s BC Liberal win as an endorsement, but rather she should recognize it as a reprieve (especially since she was not able to inspire the confidence of voters in her own riding). Her attack ads against NDP leader Adrian Dix were clearly effective. But realistically, he was an easy target. Green leader Jane Sterk may have offered idealism, but was unable to convince anyone she has a real, comprehensive vision. And John Cummins was unable to put a credible right wing alternative on the table. Many of those who bothered to vote merely voted for the devil they knew. All of Elections BC’s hard work will be for naught, until eligible voters believe they can choose real leadership. – B.G.
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of elections. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who has momentum? Heck, I’m addicted to this stuff too. But covering the race takes time away from covering the issues. Matthew Claxton Remember all those extensive discussions email@example.com about health care and education during this last provincial campaign? (Sound of crickets.) The poll that came closest to calling the Second, for decades it’s been a cynical joke result right in Tuesday’s provincial election that parties don’t make policies, they poll and was still wildly wrong. A Forum Research poll then fit themselves around what voters think. done six days before the vote showed a mere Are attitudes changing about gay marriage? two-point gap between the Liberals and the Wait till it gets over 50 per cent, and then the NDP. Of course, it still had the NDP out in parties will consider changing their platform. front, not losing by almost five per cent in the A majority of Canadians favour legalization of popular vote and 17 seats in the Legislature. pot? Maybe now’s the time to Political polling has been around switch up that party platform. for about 180 years, and it’s been But covering On social issues, the public a major part of political campaigns is leading the politicians, while the race takes for almost a century. It started with on economics, the parties have straw polls and postcards, then time away from become all too similar. moved on to direct interviews and covering the If the polls are meaningphone surveys. less, parties will have to do the It’s now completely broken. issues. unthinkable. They’ll have to In Quebec, Alberta, and now advocate for what they believe B.C., we’ve seen dramatic failures and hope they can win over the voters. of the polls to predict the final results. Why? I We haven’t seen this kind of politics in really don’t know. Neither does anyone else. There are explana- Canada since W.A.C Bennett was still managing a hardware store. tions that may very well be correct. Some I would love to see parties take positions say that a reliance on online polling picked based on what they absolutely think is the up results from too many young, potential right thing to do. Is it right to decriminalNDP voters, just as phone polling in Alberta ize pot? How much should we raise or lower picked up too many older, Wild Rose supporttaxes? How much of a voice should unions ers. Others say it was a last-minute shift in or businesses have in Victoria? More foreign undecided voters. Maybe it was the humidity. Maybe it was the high CO2 in the atmosphere. workers? Scrap MSP payments? Allow people to pay for faster surgeries? Maybe Christy Clark promised to give young Without polling on major issues, parties will, Hamish to Rumpelstiltskin in exchange for without a doubt, crash and burn in spectacular victory. Maybe Adrian Dix angered Zeus, and and unexpected ways. They’ll have to change was smacked down for it. how they campaign, how they raise funds. All of these are post facto rationalizations. There will probably be a lot more money spent The practical result is that using a variety of different polling techniques, a number of firms on getting warm bodies to rallies and to the polls on election day. have failed utterly across multiple provinces. But hopefully, there will mostly be more talk Good. Maybe we can be done with polls and debate, and honest attempts to change the forever. minds of voters, not to parrot back what the It would be good, first of all, to wean reporpollsters say people want. ters off of polls. We love horse-race coverage
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Honour pioneers on schools Dear Editor, Many newcomers to Langley will likely be unfamiliar with the fact that Fort Langley is the birthplace of B.C., and that there is a statute on the B.C. books representing that information, called the Douglas Day Act. The Fort Langley National Historic Site re-enacts the Douglas Day proclamation every year on its anniversary, Nov. 19. What is even more important is that Langley has held a Douglas Day Banquet to honour its own pioneers for more than 50 years – people who have helped establish Langley into the thriving and vibrant community it is today. For that reason, it is extremely disappointing to me, a resident born and raised in Langley, that no consideration
has been given to naming any new school in the Willoughby area in honour of a local pionto the eer. Langley Township has a rich heritage like no other community in B.C., one of the first municipalities incorporated in 1873. It is important that our children honour and remember the individuals and families who settled Langley, so their contributions are never lost. Our school board should take a leadership role in this regard, teaching children the importance of Langley’s heritage so that its significant history is never lost. Naming schools in honour of our pioneers is one important way to do this. It is disappointing that greater significance is not given to honouring our past. Alice Johnson, Willoughby
Langleys pay for more than they get Dear Editor, Why are we involved with Metro Vancouver? It is time for the Langleys to opt out. We are helping to pay off the West Coast Express, the Canada and Millennium Lines, and the Evergreen Line, and now there’s talk of a $3 billion underground line to UBC to serve 50,000 people – and we are not benefiting from any of this. Surrey Mayor Diane Watts wants to service her
city with rapid transit, and she is right. She feels other parts of the region aren’t going to want to pay for infrastructure south of the Fraser where they don’t live. I agree. We are paying for rapid transit everywhere but our area. We are paying a gas tax, a property tax, plus the subsidies the province kicks in. They want to also enact a regional sales tax, a carbon
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Dear Editor, A few days ago, I heard on the TV weather cast that Manitoba had just experienced its coldest winter in more than 100 years. Also, the meteorologists tell us that we had a record heat/or cold 40 or 50 years back, etc. I wondered how our global-warming extremists explain this? Does anybody know? David J. Standcumbe, Walnut Grove
tax, a road-pricing tax, and a vehicle levy which will hit the people who have to use their cars to get from point A to point B, such as all the citizens of the Langleys. I think it is time we joined the two Langleys into one city and went the way Abbottsford has gone. They have a good transit system, without the taxes I have noted above. I have been asked by outside interests why we are in Metro Vancouver – what is the value of participating in this monstrosity of a black hole money pit? They will never get it right. It’s been 30 years and they are still pumping money down that dark hole with no end in sight. Wake up, Langley. Stand up and say, enough of this. Will Ramage, Langley
Polak chaired book-banning board Dear Editor, Todd Hauptman [Polak’s campaign manager quits, May 9, Langley Advance] was a teen and possibly politically out of touch when Mary Polak chaired Surrey School Board. An issue arose in 1997 that ran to at least 2002. She was chair when the board voted 4-2 to censor its teachers. Surrey teachers quite properly attempted to introduce the two-dad, two-mom family concept to their elementary students. It was to be accomplished in story-book form, about two-mom and two-dad families. One teacher, James Chamberlain, chose to take the board to court. He went all the way
through the Supreme Court of Canada, at huge cost to Surrey taxpayers and to Chamberlain and BC Teachers’ Federation. In the end, student education prevailed. The Supreme Court held that
a local school board could not impose its religious values by refusing to permit the use of books that sought to promote tolerance of same-sex relationships. Larri Woodrow, Walnut Grove
Polak has key traits for MLA
Dear Editor, I was rather surprised by Jeff Munroe’s take on Todd Hauptman’s resignation from Mary Polak’s campaign. [Polak wrong about homosexual ‘sin’, May 9 Letters, Langley Advance]. Mr. Munroe charged Ms. Polak with being insensitive. He went so far as to insinuate that, by supporting her with a vote, I would be guilty of failing to help stem teen suicide. I find that rather offensive. Ms. Polak is both intelligent and caring. Even Mr. Hauptman seems to agree with this. Those are key traits that I look for in an MLA to represent our community. Burke VanderHorst, Langley
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Single parents pampered The sacrifices of moms and dads who are doing child care on their own were recognized Saturday at North Langley Community Church. Being a parent is a tough job for two people, regardless how old the child is. Imagine handling the workload on your own. Each year, single parents are saluted and pampered by volunteers at North Langley Community Church. The annual event, held this year on Saturday, May 11, has a new name. What was formerly known as Super Single Moms Saturday at the church on
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A five-storey condo development in Langley City should help clean up a continentious area. by Heather Colpitts
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Langley City approved rezoning an island of land in the area of 201st Street and 53rd Avenue to allow for a five-storey 90-unit condo development. During the public hearing on the higher density rezoning application May 13, neighbours voiced their concerns about the area. Their main concerns focus on the lands the Walnut Grove-based developer WestStone Properties purchased several years ago in the area that includes Michaud Crescent. Barbara Scott is a 40-year resident who like the several others who spoke at the meeting voiced concerns about the derelict properties that have fallen into disrepair. “It could almost be called a slum,” she said. Some vacant properties have been damaged by squatters while others were rented out and have not been maintained. There were also complaints about the vermin that has shown up. Scott and others say they’ve talked to the developer and the City about the problems. “We haven’t felt heard at all to this point,” she said. The company along with the architect met with the disgruntled residents after the City council meeting. President Dale Regehr explained that the project hasn’t gone ahead before now because of various factors, including the slumping housing market, not being able to obtain all the lands needed to proceed and trying to plan projects in ways that allow the projects to be profitable.
As well he said lenders and financial institutions assess every aspect of a development before, during and after construction. WestStone built the nearby Sonnet building as well as Serenade on Douglas Crescent. Serenade sales have been less than hoped for and some of the units are being rented out. Residents said they were concerned this new development would become an apartment building but Regehr said they will be strata units. Construction, once it begins, is expected to take about 16 months. The units will range from 585 square feet to over 1,000, and were designed to get a mixed demographic into the complex. There is a two-storey common building with amenities (likely a library, exercise room, games room, media room) as well as an outdoor play area and green areas on the property. WestStone was required to give up some lands around the permiter of the project so the roadways could be made wider. The project is also providing 1.2 parking spots per unit with 18 for visitors and 110 for tenants. There will also be street parking. A current lack of parking in the vicinity was another of the concerns expressed during
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Barbecue pays off Younger customers loved the paper penguins (sold by donation), while adults seemed more content to devour the food at last Saturday’s fundraising barbecue held at both M&M Meat Shops in Langley. While attendance might have been down at the Willowbrook location, store owners Jim and Karen Hurkett were elated to see all the folks who did come out to support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Jim was particularly grateful to the volunteers from CCF who helped host the event. Meanwhile, up in Walnut Grove, attendance came in around the same as last year, with close to 300 people stopping off for a bite. Store owner Lynn Brown was grateful the promised rain held off for the event. Overall, stores across the country this year raised $1.2 million for the cause. That’s an impressive number. Kudos.
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New businesses are opening up in town every day it seems. I can’t keep up. But I wanted to mention two. This past week, Ryan Jobs – a TWU human kinetics grad – opened a new fitness facility in Walnut Grove – at 200th Street and 96th Avenue – called Coastal Fitness (www.coastalfitness. ca). Welcome. Likewise, kudos to Mike Donovan and his mother Cindy Faulkner, who melded their experience as dual licensed realtors and mortgage brokers to create a new Willoughby family business called BrokerSmart, located in Jeske Building at 200th Street and 72nd Avenue (www.brokersmart.ca).
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Decision night One of Mary Polak’s supporters watched the provincial election results unfold late Tuesday evening, while at the Townhall Public House pub in Willowbrook. Polak was re-elected as Langley MLA.
A Langley man is accused of being the gardener of some sophisticated grow ops near Mission. by Christina Toth Glacier Media
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Robocalls banned for Conservative campaign The BC Conservative campaign used automated phone calls in violation of election rules. by Matthew Claxton
The BC Conservatives were told to halt robocalls in violation of election advertising rules, after Langley residents complained. Telephone calls encouraging voters to cast a ballot for Conservative leader John Cummins, who ran in the Langley riding, were going out the morning of May 14, despite a ban on election day advertising. “I ask you to join me in supporting Conservative leader John Cummins’ campaign,” says the pre-recorded message. The message talks about supporting children and grandchildren, and getting B.C. “back to basics.” It also gives the phone number of the campaign office located on Douglas Crescent in Langley City. Jeff Bridge, manager for the provincial BC Conservative campaign, initially told the Langley Advance the messa“That’s not ges were going out province-wide playing fair.” and are simply reminders to get Diana Sampson out to vote, not advertising. He first said the automated calls were within the rules, and noted that the messages are intended to go towards voters who have expressed that they may vote for the party. It’s a common practice, said Bridge, adding that he got a call at the Conservative office in Langley from Mary Polak’s Liberal campaign Tuesday morning with a “get out the vote” message. However, Elections BC begged to differ. Greg Macdonald, a senior electoral finance reviewer, said he called the Conservative campaign and asked them to stop the ads, and was told by a campaign official that they will be halted. “It is elections advertising, and we’ve informed them,” Macdonald said just before noon on May 14. The Elections Act in B.C. reads: “An individual or organization must not publish, broadcast or transmit to the public election advertising in an electoral district on general voting day before the close of all of the voting stations in the electoral district.” An autodialled message encouraging people to get out to vote should not mention any party or candidate names, said Macdonald. Parties do use autodiallers to get people out to the polls. They can also do person-to-person calls, which are not considered advertising and can mention parties and candidates, Macdonald said. Bridge said after speaking to Elections BC, he has sent out an order to cease and desist the calls. “If you read the guide, it’s not clear at all,” Bridge said of the guidelines. He said other parties are also using party or candidate names in their election day robocalls. Langley resident Diana Sampson told the Langley Advance she received the call at 10:24 a.m. “That surprised me,” she said. “That’s not playing fair,” she said of the Conservative phone call. Sampson also complained about the calls to Elections BC.
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Langley Emergency Program. Boaters should be aware that the water is flowing fast, and walkers, joggers, and dog walkers along the river’s edge should be cautious, said Sherlock. Last year, a sudden surge of snowmelt sent river levels at the Mission gauge to 6.4 metres, putting several low-lying roads and many farm fields in Fort Langley, Derby, and Glen Valley under water. The Kwantlen First Nation’s band office had water in its basement on MacMillan Island. Thanks to a very cold spring and early summer, the high water hit at the end of June.
While flooding is not expected to impact Langley, river forecasters and emergency planners are keeping an eye on the Fraser River. The unseasonable warm weather of the first two weeks of May, followed by rain over the weekend, caused creeks and rivers in the Interior to rise rapidly.
That has seen the Fraser swell even in the Lower Mainland. Between May 7 and May 14, river levels doubled from roughly 2.5 meters to more than five metres at the Mission gauge. The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Fraser, including Lower Mainland areas. However, the flows from tributaries into the Fraser are expected to slow down and decline this week thanks to lower temperatures, the centre said. Flooding is not expected in Langley Township, said Ginger Sherlock, coordinator for the
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Township Page For the week of May 16, 2013
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The Township of Langley Civic Facility and Operations Centre will be closed Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day. Tuesday, May 21 | 7 - 9pm Seniors Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room Wednesday, May 22 | 7 - 9pm Youth Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room
20338 - 65Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 | 604.534.3211
Temporary Road Closure: Week of May 13 – July 1 216 Street from 64 to 56 Avenue
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A temporary road closure of 216 Street from 64 Avenue to 56 Avenue will be in effect from the week of May 13 until July 1. -$* 8<B= ?P<628* #6 8*92#8*= (<8 ?<L6482?4#<L <( 4$* 0B64 HBL&P*K Water Supply. A detour route is outlined in the map. For more information about this project, visit tol.ca/elws.
Monday, May 27 | 7 - 11pm Public Hearing Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 604.534.3211 | tol.ca
langley events centre Coming Events Langley Junior Thunder BCJLL Lacrosse Thu May 16 8:00pm vs. Burnaby Lakers Sat May 18 8:00pm vs. Okotoks (Ab) Raiders
Langley Thunder WLA Lacrosse Wed May 22 7:45pm vs. Coquitlam Adanacs Regular season home opener! Wed May 29 7:00pm vs. Nanaimo Timbermen The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 506233/23300 4 ;:8?;,.,<,8=>7,8=+,27-9
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-$* -</L6$#: #6 $B1#L& B <L*D=BK 5B?!KB8= 3<O:<64*8 .BP*' Residents of the Township can purchase a composter* which includes a free kitchen catcher – a $110 value for only $25 (cash or ?$*92* <LPKFC Plus, be one of the first 30 to purchase a composter and receive a $30 aerator free of cost. Date: Time: Place: Address:
Saturday, June 1 10am - 2 pm Costco 20499 - 64 Avenue
Home delivery is available.
The Township is also having a Compost Give-Away!! Come and get a free bag of compost* and see the full cycle of our Green Can program! (One bag of Green Can compost per residential property, while 92BL4#4#*6 PB64CF Compost provided courtesy of The Answer Garden Products Ltd. * Township of Langley residents only Engineering Division 604.532.7300 tol.ca/composting
Engineering Division 604.532.7300
Water Main Flushing
As part of our maintenance program, the municipal Water Department will be flushing water mains on the dates shown below. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discolouration or sediment in the water. This is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, please check the water before doing laundry and you may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking. Murrayville: April 12 – May 17 Willoughby: April 19 – May 31 Fort Langley, Forest Knolls and Milner: April 26 – May 24 Willowbrook: May 17 – May 31 Tall Timbers and Acadia: May 24 – May 31 Engineering Division 604.532.7300
Be Wildlife Aware on the Road
WARNING The Township of Langley is home to a diversity of WARNING Langley has a large wildlife population Watch out CAUTION for animals crossing, USE wildlife habitat. Our residents share the area with particularly at dawn and dusk USE ON CAUTION many types of animals – large and small. Preservation ON ROADS ROADS of wildlife habitat is considered in planning all of Langley’s communities – let’s keep them safe!
Help protect our wildlife by respecting road signs and obeying posted speed limits. Motorists should use extra caution in the early morning and evening hours. Slow down and watch for animals crossing, especially on arterial roads such as 208 Street, 88 Avenue, 80 Avenue, 72 Avenue and the Willowbrook Connector. William Ulrich Community Development Division 604.533.6044
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public programs and events Private Well and Septic Seminars
Protect your investment! Learn about proper private well and septic systems maintenance from Fraser Health Authority representative Dean Scovill. Free seminars will be help upstairs in the Murrayville Fire Hall, 22170 - 50 Avenue: Private Well Seminar Date: Thursday, May 23 Time: 7 - 9 pm Septic Tank Seminar Date: Thursday, May 30 Time: 7 - 9 pm These public awareness events are presented by the Water Wise Program, a partnership between the Township of Langley and Langley Environmental Partners Society. For more information or to RSVP contact: Taryn Hesketh Water Wise Program 604.533.6090, Ext. 1671 email@example.com
Summer Maintenance of Rural Boulevards and Ditches The Township of Langley uses three full-time and one seasonal 8<B=6#=* &8B66 O</*8 (<8 =#4?$ O</#L&C -$#6 *92#:O*L4 $B6 :8*=*4*8O#L*= 8<24*6 <8 BL B66#&L*= B8*B 4< (<PP</C I( 4$* *92#:O*L4 #6 :2PP*= B/BK 4< =< B 6:*?#;? 8*92*64E #4 <LPK P*L&4$*L6 4$* 4#O* #4 takes to fully complete all the rural boulevards and ditches. I( K<2 $B1* B 8*92*64 (<8 O</#L& <8 @826$/$B?!#L&E /* B6! 4$B4 you be patient as we try to fit the work schedule in as efficiently as possible. The Township, along with Provincial and Federal agencies, have classified open channel water systems into three categories: 3PB66 7 =#4?$*6 B8* ;6$ @*B8#L& BL= 3PB66 5 =#4?$*6 B8* ;6$ $B@#4B4C 5<4$ <( 4$*6* ?B4*&<8#*6 8*92#8* (<8OBP B::8<1BP @*(<8* BLK /<8! ?BL be completed. Class C ditches are deemed to have no fish or fish habitat issues /$B46<*1*8 BL= <LPK 8*92#8* L<4#;?B4#<L (<8 /<8! 4< 4B!* :PB?*C How or when a ditch is cleaned depends on its classification. Thank K<2 (<8 K<28 2L=*864BL=#L& B6 /* <:*8B4* 2L=*8 4$*6* 8*92#8*O*L46C Engineering Division 604.532.7300
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Celebration started nine decades ago (Upper left) West Langley School Maypole Dance Group, 1935. Back row (left to right): Shirley Muench, Andrea Nordman (top of car) Doreen Hooker and Donalda Matheson. Middle row: Dorothy Woof, Irene Bethell, Joan Bethell, Barbara Harris, Doris McDonald, and Veronica Wood (on fender). Front seated: Kathleen McVicar (Kay Kells) and Lily Kirby. The car belongs to the school principal, Nancy McLeod. Langley Centennial Museum photo 3453 (Mid right) Anne Berry (centre) as May Queen during May Day festivities, ca. 1915. Langley Centennial Museum photo 5859 (Below) Record of May Day Queens were kept, lovingly illustrated, for many years by Jenny Simpson (later Jenny Lewis). Her signature is in the bottom right-hand corner of this document from 1932, along with the maids of honour from local schools. She was involved with the event for a long time; for many years she served as Fort Langley’s Queen Mother. Langley Centennial Museum photo 2010.40.06
Honouring Queen Victoria is part of local history. by Kobi Christian and Sarah Sewell Special to the Langley Advance
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Langley’s April Lunn will be back at the Cloverdale Rodeo this weekend, with her Porkaholic teammates, to try to win the second annual barbecue competition.
Pork’s on the menu
Langley businesswoman Angie Quaale is once again organizing the Cowboy Cookoff & Rib Fest. by Roxanne Hooper email@example.com
ngie Quaale loves watching someone who has never eaten “real” barbecue have their first taste. “It’s addictive and when that light goes on and someone understands it, it’s magic,” said Quaale, the owner of Langley’s Well Seasoned gourmet food store and organizer of the second annual Cloverdale Rodeo Cowboy Cookoff & Rib Fest happening this weekend at the Cloverdale fairgrounds. “Barbecue is growing in Canada. In the eight years I have been involved, it has grown from two competitions to 10-plus, with more than 30 teams,” said the Cowboy Cookoff producer and self-proclaimed B.C. Queen of the Q. While barbecuing is admittedly a passion for Quaale, she said it’s the people in these events who keep her involved – people like fellow Langleyite April Lunn and her team of Porkaholics, who are returning to compete again in this year’s event.
May Day celebrations go back hundreds of years in Europe, where the coming of spring was celebrated on the First of May. Langley has a long history of May Day festivities and events, with this year marking Langley’s official 91st May Day celebration. The birthday of Queen Victoria has been celebrated in Canada since 1845, when parliament decided to make her birthday, May 24, an official holiday to celebrate the monarchy. After Queen Victoria died in 1901, it was decided by law that the Monday before May 25 would be known as Victoria Day – a day to celebrate ties to the British Empire and Victoria’s role as the “Mother of Confederation.” Victoria Day, and the holiday associated with it, became the time that British Columbians celebrate May Day. For many years there were two May Day celebrations – and two May Queens – one in Langley Prairie, and the other in Fort Langley, where the event is still being held today.
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It’s actually unclear, though, when May Day celebrations were first held in Langley. An early photo in the collection of the Langley Centennial Museum shows Anne Berry, daughter of J.W. and Lydia Berry of Belmont Farm, being crowned as May Queen in approximately 1915. She would have been about 12 years old at the time. Another article in The Weekly Columbian newspaper, out of New Westminster, reports that a May Day Social was held in 1905. A 1966 Langley Advance newspaper article notes that
Langley’s first May Day Queen was Alice Harper, crowned at Langley Prairie in 1921. However, an article in the British Columbian noted that Langley Prairie’s 1923 May Queen, Helen Lee of Willoughby, was the first May Queen in the municipality. Fort Langley’s May Day celebrations started in 1923, when Nellie Houston was crowned May Day Queen. May pole dancing was an important part of early events, and school children from around the municipality would compete. Accuracy, appearance, style of dance, and ribbons used were scored. West Langley School’s May pole group, pictured here in 1935, performed quite well at Langley Prairie events, winning first place in 1932.
What do to, what to do Take part in nine decades of history as Fort Langley hosts the May Day Parade and Celebrations this coming Monday. The 91st annual May Day is hosted by the Fort Langley Business Improvement Association. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, May Pole dancing, rides and vendors in Fort Langley Park, the Fort Langley Lions chicken BBQ at the Mary Avenue Food Court, free admission to Fort Langley National Historic Site all day, displays and activities at the BC Farm Museum all day, clothing swap and exhibits open at the Langley Centennial Museum all day The Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church is inviting people to stop by for a free hot dog and drink after the parade. The church serving up from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is at 8870 Glover Rd. The church is also offering that all-important pit stop – the use of its washrooms that day. And folks from the church will even be around to help with parking on this very busy day.
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Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament • Thursday, June 13, 2013 Redwoods Golf Course • 22011 88th Ave., Langley
Aldergrove is once again hosting the FireFit Pacific Regional Championships and have combined them with the Aldergrove MiniFest.
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including hauling hose up several flights of stairs, dragging an unconsious person and hitting a target with a charged fire hose. The events are timed because firefightLast year’s FireFit Pacific Regional ers must be able to do physically and Championships brought competitors from mentally demanding actions quickly. It around the region and large crowds to only takes 90 seconds for a house fire to enjoy the contests based on firefighter nearly double in size. skills. “When IAFF Local 4550 was offered the And since 1984 people have been enjoying the Aldergrove Mini-Fest with its chance to host the 2013 FireFit Pacific Regional Championships, the Township’s parade, the soap box derby, crazy wheels firefighters thought it would be a great competition and community events. opportunity to bring a fun event to Now the two events are going to take the community and at the same time, place at the same time. raise funds for our charitFireFit is again being able society,” said FireFit hosted by the Township “It’s going to be a lot organizer Terry Litven, a of Langley Professional Township firefighter. Firefighters Association of fun for a couple of The FireFit contact person IAFF Local 4550 really great days in is IAFF L4550 representaCharitable Society. Aldergrove.” tive Jhim Burwell at 778Dubbed the 2013 808-3429 or jburwell@ Aldergrove FireFit Annette McArthur iaff4550.org. For Aldergrove Festival, the event is May Festival Days Society con25 and 26. Activities will tact McArthur at 604-607-5607 or alderbe centred in Philip Jackman Park at firstname.lastname@example.org. 32nd Avenue and 271st Street. “We are excited to be bringing the Schedule: FireFit Pacific Regional Championships Saturday, May 25 to Aldergrove,” said Annette McArthur, • Music and rntertainment all day of the Aldergrove Mini-Fest for the • Refreshments and clowns all day Aldergrove Festival Days Society. “We’ve • Festival parade starts 10 a.m. (float registration made quite a few changes this year, form at www.aldergrovefairdays.com) such as moving the popular July Fair • FireFit Pacific Regional individual competition parade. The community can look forward starts 12:30 p.m. to local food, fun and entertainment • Dinner dance Saturday night as well as firefighters from all around Sunday, May 26 B.C., the Pacific Northwest and Alberta • Music and entertainment all day competing for the title of FireFit Pacific • Refreshments and clowns all day regional champion. It’s going to be a lot • Festival Soapbox Derby starts 10 a.m. of fun for a couple of really great days in • Crazy Wheels Cup starts right after the soapbox Aldergrove.” derby • FireFit Pacific Regional team competition starts In FireFit, competitors do a variety of 12:30 p.m. drills that use the skills of firefighting,
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20585 Fraser Hwy. (Head Office) #101A 22259 - 48 Ave. 27272 Fraser Hwy.
Laurence Rabie, CGA
Samantha Hallberg Administrator
2 bdrm. + 2 bath 1076 sq.ft. deluxe corner unit condo only steps to Willowbrook Mall. This bright open south west exposed unit backs onto park & features: laminate ﬂooring, split bdrms., deluxe ensuite & 2 parking stalls. For all the details visit my website at www.houseshopping.info.
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6513 184A Street, Cloverdale. Great family home; over 2800 sq.ft., 4 bdrm., 4 bathroom home situated on a cornerlot offers quality Parl Lane construction, with fully ﬁnished, convertible bsmt. Close to schools, shopping, recreation and entertainment. Priced at $495,000. Call for details & showings!
5314-244th Street 3 family set up! Manicured & very private! Impeccably kept 3500 sq.ft. 2 storey w/bsmt/3 bdrms plus games room up & bright ground level 2 bdrm suite down. 2nd home is professionally & beautifully converted barn, appx 1600 sq.ft. w/3 bdrms/3 baths. 1st time offered for sale by orig. owner, pride of ownership is evident throughout. Super location close to exc. schools, transit, freeway Otter coop. See virtual tour! $1,279,000
Call Steve Caller at 604-533-3231
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4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2750 sq. ft. 18,000 sq. ft. lot, 2 bedroom, double 30,000 sq. ft. lot. Backs onto ALR; garage, 20x40 shop, RV parking, loads almost totally renovated. $875,000. of reno’s. $675,000. Fast possession. Fast possession. James Kang
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#5 21746 - 52 Ave., Langley Is the yard work getting too much? House too BIG? Your retirement home awaits you! Welcome to Glenwood Village Estates – Murrayville's adult townhome gated complex. Gorgeous RANCHER, 1730 sq.ft., 2 bdrm., 2 bthrms., dbl. garage, private back yard, RV parking, pet friendly. Asking $479,500. For more info, call…
Totally private, bordering on greenspace, beautifully L/S .64 acres. Water features, several patios. Home substantially updated. Great for entertaining indoors or out, nature right at your back door. 3 bdrm., 3 bath home in sought after Forest Knolls, easy access to Hwy. 1 & Golden Ears Bridge.
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LOOKING TOWARD RETIREMENT – Look NO further. Fantastic rancher with fully ﬁnished bsmt. Custom built, 11 yrs. young, wheelchair accessible – complete with an ELEVATOR, top quality home with many features. RV PARKING is 93x12 concrete, fenced yard, covered patio, fantastic view of Mt. Baker and acreage. There's a lot more to brag about, but we'd rather surprise you! Located at 27015 - 24 Ave.
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Large 9180 square foot lot (90'x101') split entry home in Aldergrove, 3 beds up and 2 bed in-law suite down. Tons of parking for your cars, boats and Rvs. Walk to shopping and all other amenities. Great holding property. Won't last long. Priced to sell. Would rent for $2000. Sellers would like to stay, been there for 15 years. Drive by 29359 29A Ave Aldergrove
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8824 Wright Street Except. built home by exc. builder features spect. ﬂr plan - 5918 sq.ft. 2 storey w/ bsmt, Master on main w/luxurious spa like ensuite, 3 bdrms up each w own ensuite, huge games room w/wet bar & deck, entertainer's kitchen w/WOLF wall ovens/rangetop, 42". SUBZERO fridge, high end cabinetry by Old World Kitchens, granite, H/W, covered deck w/outside FP, 1 bdrm legal suite above triple garage & more! Situated on 1/4 acre lot in desirable Fort Langley close to Fine Arts school! $1,338,800
Gorgeous 78.8 Acres Stunning big valley & lake views atop this 78.8 acres located appx 5 km in off the Old 5A - midway between Merritt & Kamloops off Jackson Road. Hydro is at lot line, many level areas to build your homestead or enjoy the plentiful recreation the area has to offer many lakes to choose from for ﬁshing or watersports, horseback riding, quadding, etc! $299,000
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Questions & Answers
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Sunshine adds power to flowers Dear Anne
“Geraniums in two planters on my south-facing balcony have wintered well and still have blooms. Is it too late to cut them back? If it’s not too late, how should it be done.”
Clare Daem, via email
t’s not too late to cut them back. They’ll grow rapidly now warmer weather is here and cutting back will give you a more shapely plant that will flower more prolifically. But those new shoots will set buds and bloom somewhat later than normal. If you don’t cut it back, your geranium will keep on flowering with blooms on the end of leggy stems. Those stems will lengthen and get more gangly as summer continues. Cutting back is done by pruning half to one-third the length of the stems. Just sever them slightly above the leaf joint closest to the height you choose. Each joint is a raised area that circles the stem. Cutting just above a joint triggers dormant stem buds in the joint. Any leaves on the joint should be removed to give the dormant buds extra stimulation.
entering your crocus area? Separating them and planting them again would be very time-consuming, even if you had enough space. And unless you can plant them in a well-drained, sun-drenched spot, you’d probably get the same problem. But your other bulbs must be protected from extreme competition. If you do have a small, sunnier spot, it would be best to separate and replant just a few crocuses. The others may have to be composted. Dear Anne,
“Last year my Fritillaria imperialis (Crown Imperial or Kaiser’s Crown) produced numerous beautiful flowers. This year, the plant has failed to produce any flowers. Could you
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Ed, via email
ritillaria imperialis is not especially difficult to grow in B.C. – but it can be difficult to flower, unless it’s located in perfect conditions. You’re not alone in having problems with this species. This fritillaria needs a great deal of sun, warmth, and rich soil, and very good drainage. The top of the bulb is slightly concave – that’s why it’s best to plant fritillaria bulbs on their side, so rainwater won’t pool in the top and cause them to rot. The increasing rain in recent B.C. winters has created constantly moist soil over very long periods. That has been very hard on any bulb that needs superb drainage. It would be a good idea to fertilize your fritillarias with a high-phosphorous fertilizer. Do it at about the time you would normally have expected them to flower.
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“My crocuses are spreading wildly in thick masses of foliage which never produce any flowers. Should I dig them up, separate the tiny bulbs and plant them again? Or just act like they’re a weed and get rid of them completely? My garden space is very limited and the other bulbs are getting crowded out.
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Before hearing loss gets to the point of not being able to hear words distinctly or having to ask people to repeat themselves, stop by Crystal Vision & Hearing Centre. Centrally located in St. Andrew’s Plaza at 20611 Fraser Highway, the Langley location of this family-owned business with fourteen locations offers medical eye health exams, free hearing screenings and free sight testing. Manager Jennifer Howe said, “We need to get the word out there that hearing is very important to get checked even if you don’t think you have hearing loss.” Hearing screenings should be done every couple of years so a client has a record of hearing history, something to check against if hearing loss begins. Howe added that there are prevention strategies, people don’t have to wait until hearing loss is noticeable or irreversible. “A lot of people are not proactive because they think their hearing is going to come back.” At Crystal Vision & Hearing, staff work with clients to get them the products that are right for them. Howe noted that the owner, Steve Wiens, and his father both have hearing loss so they stay on top of the latest technologies and equipment available. Crystal Vision & Hearing has a mobile unit
that goes to trade shows and community events to help spread awareness and do on-site hearing screenings. The Langley store also opens its doors to school groups, like
the kids at Douglas Park Elementary. Crystal Vision & Hearing added hearing services to its optical operation several years ago to make it easier and convenient for customers. And because Crystal Vision & Hearing is not owned by the eyewear or hearing manufacturers like most firms, the emphasis is on serving the customer and meeting the
needs of each individual. “We don’t have high pressure sales,” she said. Howe noted that Crystal Vision & Hearing
has a price match guarantees. The store also works with their customers, that can mean filling out third-party billing paperwork for WCB, Veterans’ Affairs, First Nations coverage or income assistance. There’s even a 90-day
satisfaction offer and the store will help people who may have financial issues. Howe explained that could also mean helping them get quality used equipment, for instance. Open 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Saturday, Crystal Vision & Hearing offers a range of frames, including designer styles as well as a variety of high quality lenses (reading, sunglasses, bifocals, progressives, etc.), a one-hour lab to create the eyewear, and optometrist services on-site. Coming up on June 1 at the Langley store is Crystal Vision & Hearing’s Customer Appreciation Event when people can get in on hot dogs, prizes and deals on Guess eyewear. Crystal also uses social media (Facebook and Twitter) to foster increased awareness and provide updates on services and products. The website www.cvoh.ca also has lots of information about eye and ear health. Get in touch with Crystal Vision & Hearing at 604-510-5142.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Historic restoration projects earn honours
eritage buildings are not just local landmarks, they represent history, while adding character to neighbourhoods. That is why Langley Township recognizes the commitment of owners of registered heritage sites make to preserving, restoring, or adapting historic places, through the Community Heritage Register Plaque Program. This year, owners of the Cummings residence in Murrayville, the Matheson house in Willoughby, and the Hogben residence in Fort Langley were honoured. “These buildings have played an important role in our community’s development, and will continue to do so in the future, thanks to the effort and dedication shown by their owners,” said Township Mayor Jack Froese. “They have preserved a significant part of Langley’s history, and the result can be appreciated by the entire community.”
butchery, supplying meat to logging camps and farmers. The Cummings family home was built around 1913, an example of the Craftsman style design that was popular at the turn of the century. Over the years, major alterations were made, including additions to three sides of the building. The home was added to the Township’s Heritage Inventory in 2009, but in 2011, a fire destroyed the additions and the north side of the building. BUMP Holdings had recently acquired the site. The doctors were determined to make the heritage house part of their practice, and entered a revitalization agreement with the Township to
Owners of the Cummings residence, Dr. Angela Busletta, Dr. Erica Phelps, and Dr. Elaine Mah of BUMP Holdings, received a plaque on May 10, during a celebration of the opening of their new medical clinic at Five Corners in Murrayville. One of Langley’s early settlements, Murrayville was established in 1870. In 1888, Roderick Cummings arrived from Prince Edward Island and started a
restore the building. Alterations were removed, the front porch was restored, and the windows, doors, and exterior fort became available materials were all through Crown grants, returned to their and was acquired by original appearance. early Langley pioneers Even the original who came to the area to paint colour has been farm. Edward worked closely replicated. the land until his death Community in 1910, just after his Heritage Register home was completed. Plaques were prePrior to construction sented this month of the Hogben home, to Stuart and Leslie the site was occupied MacDonald for their by a Hudson’s Bay The Matheson house restoration completed in 2013 is faithful to its work on the Hogben Co. house that was early existence, shown in the circa 1898 photo inset above. home, and to Troy destroyed by fire in its daycare and preschool, and Wilson of the Langley Meadows 1909. The home was made with provided resources to complete Community Association and materials produced in local the interior. The pioneer home Rachel Cram and Cari Shorrock mills, and conveys the influence was adapted into a place where of Wind and Tide Preschools of the Arts and Crafts movement children can grow and learn, in Inc. for the Matheson house. in the early development of the time to start the September 2012 village of Fort Langley. school year. Today the house has been restored to much of its original One of about half a dozen historic beauty. 19th century residences left in A testament to the early the Township, the Matheson farmhouse was built in 1898 by history of Fort Langley, the Hogben residence John Matheson, originally in the was built by settlers middle of 80 acres of farmland Edward and Ada Hogben, and orchard. who arrived in Canada In 2003, the building was moved about 100 feet to Langley from their native Kent, Meadows Community Park, England, in the early 20th century. and there restoration was Upon establishment started by the Langley Meadows of the Crown Colony Community Association. In late of British Columbia at 2011, with the exterior of the Fort Langley in 1858, building almost finished, Wind Restoration of the Hogben home returned it to its the land surrounding and Tide became interested in historic Arts and Crafts roots. the Hudson Bay Co. the building as a new home for
The Cummings family home has been restored to highlight its 1913 Craftsmanstyle construction.
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or those of you who have not yet and culinary instructor in the heard, bacon is not just a breakFraser Valley. Visit him at www.chefdez.com. fast side dish. Send questions to Although greatly feared by email@example.com tarians and dieters alike, bacon is a wonor to P.O. Box 2674, derfully versatile addition to numerous Abbotsford, B.C. recipes for increased flavour complexity. V2T 6R4 The versatility I’m referring to extends further than the use of the rendered fat to fry your eggs in. The inclusion of bacon in recipes has matured greatly from those by Chef Dez archaic past uses. Salads are a great example. siderable amount of fat content. Heaven forbid that the first thing enterBack bacon, however, is fairly lean and ing your mind is “simulated bacon flameaty, and is aptly named from its origin. voured bits” reminiscent of antiquated All bacon is quite salty, as it is always salad bars. True flavour comes from real salt-cured or brined and usually smoked. genuine bacon strips fried until crispy Thus the practice of seasoning a dish and crumbled. that incorporates bacon should be mostly Many salads today reserved until the end that are garnished with of the cooking process. bacon are often comFor years, bacon plimented with other has also been used in contrasting flavours, protecting other meats such as fresh fruit and from drying out durberries, for example. ing the cooking proEven warm dresscess. Lean meats and ings can be made with sometimes seafood are the leftover bacon fat wrapped in a bacon in place of the oil. Just barrier prior to cooking. add an acidic ingrediThe fatty consistency ent, such as wine vinof the bacon is perfect egar, and other support- Bacon is effective protecting other meats for supplying enough ing flavours to capture from drying out during cooking, creating a juices to keep the main the essence of a classic entrées moist and juicy barrier to keep in flavour. dressing. flavourful. Many soups are also improved with the There are obvious health concerns to inclusion of bacon. The depth of flavour an over abundant consumption of bacon gained by this simple addition is incredin our daily diets, and controlled temperible, as long as moderation is practiced. ance should be practiced. A complimenting flavour should always That said, Elvis Presley’s favourite be in the background, and never the main accompanying sauce with his biscuits was attraction of a dish. “red-eye gravy,” which is made by adding The rendered fat can also be utilized in a cup of black coffee to the rendered fat the making of a thickening roux, if suitfrom a pound of bacon. Dear Chef Dez: able. I have come across a chicken recipe that A roux (pronounced “roo”) is a mixture lists “lardons” as one of the ingredients. of equal parts of fat and flour by weight Can you tell me what that is? used to thicken soups or sauces. Craig C., Abbotsford However, the incorporation of bacon is Dear Craig, definitely not limited to just salads and Lardons is a French culinary term for soups, as it can be included in almost any bacon that has been diced, blanched, and savoury recipe. fried. The blanching process is performed Most of the bacon that we purchase to partially precook the bacon and to from our butcher, or presliced in 500g eliminate some of the fat content before packages, is obtained from the belly of adding it to a recipe. the pig. It can be identified by the con-
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tinue to be amazed and entertained year after year by the calibre of performers who participate.” Those chosen at the June 5 and 6 auditions go on to the regional competition Langley seniors looking for a chance to which will be June 20 at the Summit perform can audition for the annual Senior Theatre in the Coast Hotel and Convention Star competition by Chartwell Retirement Centre’s Cascades Casino. Residences. In addition to honoring seniors, the June Regional auditions will be held at two 20 Regional Competition will be a fundLangley sites in early June. raiser for the Langley Memorial Hospital These take place June Foundation. 5 at the Renaissance During those perform“We continue to be Retirement Residence, 6676 ances, ontestants will be amazed and entertained 203rd St., and June 6 at given a maximum of five Langley Gardens Retirement year after year by the minutes to sing a song, play Community, 8888 202nd St. an instrument, or do both, calibre of performers who Registration forms can be and their performance if participate.” obtained at the respective videotaped. homes. Brent Binions A panel of judges, made Contestants do not have up of local musical experts, to be living in a Chartwell government officials, and media representaresidence. tives choose the top three local contestants, Now in its seventh year, this singing and each of whom will be recognized with a musical instrument competition is open Senior Star trophy. to anyone who is 65 years and over and a Videos of the first and second place winCanadian resident. ners from across Canada are then submitted “Chartwell’s Senior Star has grown to to a celebrity panel of judges. become the largest celebration of senior They will narrow the list to eight competitalent in Canada,” said Brent Binions, prestors invited to compete in the Senior Star ident and CEO of Chartwell Retirement National Final. Residences. “We are proud to support the The National Final will be held in incredible talent of today’s seniors and conNovember 2013.
Playtime with Grandpa While at City Park recently to watch her brother’s baseball game, young Taelynn Stumph took part in some tossing of her own. Her grandpa, Brent Stumph, gave her a toss in the air and mom Stephanie Stumph was able to capture the family fun.
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Residents take charge of BC Senior Games Several community volunteers will organize the BC Seniors Games.
Exceptional athletes who know that age is just a number will be coming to Langley for the 2014 BC Seniors Games and a team of volunteers has been chosen to ensure the event is a great success. The Township and the City have appointed members to the board of directors for the 2014 BC Seniors Games Society.
President: Milt Kruger • Vice president: Michael Jackstien • Administration director: Gordon Zacher • Ceremonies co-director: Susan Magnusson • Communications director: vacant • Friends of the Games director: Anton Donkers • Medical Services director: Marlyn Graziano • Promotions director: Leah Chevallier • Protocol director: Howie Vickberg • Registration and results director: John Jones • Security director: Gary Bass • Special events Director: Carly Davies • Sport director: Tom Watson • Transportation director: John Cameron
The society is responsible for planning and organizing the BC Seniors Games, which will be held in the Langleys from Sept. 9-13, 2014. Athletes aged 55 plus will be competing in a variety of sports ranging from badminton, bowling, and soccer, to track and field, mountain biking, and golf. “This is a very exciting, prestigious event and we are thrilled it is in such good hands,” said Township Mayor Jack Froese. “Langley has a reputation for being an exceptional sports-tourism destination, and the commitment, resources, and knowledge this board of directors brings to the 2014 Seniors Games will definitely ensure its success.” The directors of the Seniors Games Society know what it takes to stage major events. The members have served as directors for Langley Township’s 2010 BC Summer Games, worked with Langley’s Spirit of BC Committee during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and been instrumental in events such as Langley’s annual Relay for Life. “The City of Langley
is delighted to be hostCity is committed to suping the 2014 BC Seniors porting them in every way Games, together with we can.” the Township,” said City In early 2013, the mayMayor Peter Fassbender. ors formed a Nominating “We look forward to welCommittee to identify coming the members athletes, of the two “We are thrilled it is in communtheir coaches, and ities who such good hands.” supportwould be Jack Froese ers to our willing and City and able to lead hope they will enjoy using an organizing committee our athletic facilities. The for the upcoming Games. organizing team, led by Over the past three Milt Kruger and Michael months, the Nominating Jackstien, has a wealth Committee recruited 13 of of experience to bring to the 14 nominees for the the table as the planning board and the list of canfor the Games begins. The didates was submitted to
Township and City councils for appointment. With the official appointment of its members, the board is now authorized to deliver the event on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, the Township, and the City. The one remaining vacancy on the board is to be filled by the directors. Over the next 16 months, the board will work with groups including School District 35, Kwantlen First Nation, Langley Seniors Resource Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley Arts Council,
Langley Events Centre, Trinity Western University, and Tourism Langley – as well as volunteers. The board will be seeking volunteers to help before and during the competition. “The 2014 BC Seniors Games is a great opportunity for people from around the province to experience all that the Township and the City of Langley have to offer,” said Froese. “We have world-class facilities, dedicated volunteers, enthusiastic sports fans, and a very capable society that is committed to presenting the best Games possible.”
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• God of Carnage: The Langley Players production runs Thursday to Sunday until May 18 at the Langley Playhouse, 4307 200th St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Mature language. Tickets: $15. Reservations: 604-534-7469 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.langleyplayers.com.
• AOK Extreme Home Repair Block Party: The home-fix up program’s 10th anniversary celebration is May 20, starting at 4:30 p.m. at 26579 30A Ave. The home reveal is 5 p.m. Treats, kids activities, music and more. A shuttle bus is available from the Save On lot at 4:15 p.m. (sharp). • May Day: The 91st annual May Day Parade and Celebrations are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 20. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, May Pole Dancing, rides and vendors in Fort Langley Park, the Fort Langley Lions chicken BBQ, Mary Avenue Food Court, free admission to Fort Langley National Historic Site, activities at the BC Farm Museum all day, clothing swap and exhibits open at the Langley Centennial Museum all day.
• Lobsterfest: The Soroptimists of the Langleys host the annual fundaiser May 25
ealthy body, mind and living are achievable synergies dependent on many factors. One of the most important is good dentofacial health. Good oral health not only reduces systemic disease but allows for a better nutritional diet since one does not need to limit types of food that are enjoyed. This article is focused on oral health. It briefly highlights our patient’s journey towards reaching her goal of a long term functional, aesthetic and stable oral health. Our patient is an active lady who originally was concerned about loose upper and lower partials and teeth, which made chewing food difficult and made her mouth sore. While many solutions are possible, one the most predictable and effective methods involves placement of dental implants where the teeth roots used to be. This allows attachment and support of the denture to the implants. In many cases after careful planning, the implants can be placed and the denture attached on the same day, allowing for a very comfortable functional healing and adaptation phase. Worn dentures or infected teeth, are difficult to chew with, are unhealthy, cause sore spots and can also make a person look older than he or she is. This is because after years of wearing a denture or
having infected teeth, the jaw bone shrinks and also the denture wears thinner. Both of these cause a shortening of the face and lip height which increases facial wrinkles. When a new denture on implants is made, in many cases the facial height is restored, reducing wrinkles, restoring the face to its original shape and making the person look younger. Sometimes a failing or loose denture if not dealt with effectively and thoughtfully, sets off a domino effect that can cause headaches, ringing in the ears and facial pain. At our practice before we rush to fix a problem, a comprehensive patient interview along with pictures, radiographs and a complete examination of the head and neck is conducted. This process tends to start a discussion that with the patient’s input, clarifies the best possible outcome he or she truly wishes to achieve in the long term. The dental team’s experience in delivering such care is crucial.
at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Dinner, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets: $55. Info: Hilary, 604-530-4358.
• Spring open house: Painter Barbara Boldt’s open house is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 25 and 26 at 25340 84th Ave. Info: Barbaraboldt.com. • Fur, Fin and Feathers: The Fort Langley Artists Group (FLAG) opens its 20th season with an animal-themed show in the FLAGStop Gallery in the CN Station in Fort Langley. Show runs until June 16. Info: www.fortlangleyartistsgroup.com. • Written in the Forest: Partial proceeds from Susan Falk’s show at the Fort Gallery will benefit Watchers of Langley Forests (WOLF) and the McLellan Forest efforts. The show runs May 8-28. Info: www.fortgallery.ca.
Programs are free and pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise. • City of Langley Library 20399 Douglas Cres. 604-514-2855 Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security: Service Canada presents an information session on these programs for seniors on June 1, 2-3 p.m. Free but sign up in advance. • Muriel Arnason Library #130 20338 65th Ave. 604-532-3590 Family storytime: Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers can enjoy a half-hour program of stories, songs, puppets and rhymes. 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays until May 28. What’s What? listings are free. To be considered for publication, items must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the publication date. What’s What? appears in the Thursday edition and at www.langleyadvance.com.
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Our patient’s dentofacial health was on a deteriorating path due to many infected teeth, worn dentures and a shrinking bone base. After our discussions, we completed an implant supported denture which not only allows our patient to chew food that she enjoys (and could not eat before) as well as giving the added benefit of a “face lift” due to the new denture’s proper position and height.
Dr. Masoud Saidi practices comprehensive dental rehabilitation in Langley, British Columbia. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists with many years of advanced studies in dentofacial rehabilitation.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Chilliwack founder takin’ it on the road
An iconic Canadian band brings classics alive. by Roxanne Hooper email@example.com
hen Bill Henderson officially retires, he’s figuring to sell his island home, buy a motorhome, and go on the road playing “all kinds of little places.” While many retiring musicians are anxious to get off the road, the atres between now and as “quite extraordinary.” 68-year-old founder and June, before heading off to “Most people have never backbone of the rock band Niagra Falls. heard anything like that called Chilliwack is looking “We love playing themuch sound coming from forward to nothing more. atres it’s so great for one guitar player before,” “It’s sweet. The thing musicians and audience. Bill added. is, I’m old. I don’t need The focus is really on the As for the rest of the a career. I don’t need to music,” Henderson said. show, Henderson said they make a bunch of dough. While it’s unclear if perform one piece in the I just love Vickberg middle of the set that harkplaying will be ens back to the early ’70s. “So, we play for love. music and joining “A jammer,” he said. People like that, so so does Henderson “During the intro we play everyone they pay us for it.” on stage, completely free form: anyelse in Bill Henderson the other thing goes. All you have the band. members to do is stand behind what People love of Chilliwack will be there: you’re playing... in other to see/hear us do it. So it’s Gerry Adolphe on drums, words, you only have to a match made in heaven,” Doug Edwards on bass and really mean it, and that’s Henderson told the Langley background vocals, and his good enough. So we Advance ahead of his brother Ed Henderson on end up having a musical band rolling into Langley electric, acoustic guitar and adventure and conversafor a May 23 concert at background vocals. tion between the four of Cascades Casino’s Summit Ed Henderson will play us. Not many people do Theatre. acoustic finger-style guitar that any more. Since you “It’s really very simple. that his brother describes don’t know what’s coming In this era of ‘it’s the economy stupid,’ I say, it’s not the economy at all. Economists don’t put life, joy, and happiness or anything else that really matters on the balance sheet. That’s why the world’s out of balance,” said the lead vocalist and electric and Langley acoustic guitarist. BIG Screen! BIG Sound! “The flower children of BIG Difference! 1969 knew more about life 200th St. & Hwy. 1 • 604-513-8747 than all the Harvard busiShowtimes always available at 604-272-7280. ness school grads you can All auditoriums are THX certified with dolby digital sound. stuff into a steel and glass Colossus also features stadium seating and birthday parties. business tower. So, we Showtimes for Friday May 17, 2013 to Thursday May 23, 2013 play for love. People like that, so they pay us for it. THE CROODS (G) CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE FAST & FURIOUS 6 (14A) (FREQUENT VIOLENCE) To me, that’s the correct VIDEO FRI-MON 12:10, 2:40, 5:05, 7:35, 10:10; TUE-WED ULTRAAVX, NO PASSES THURS 10:00 4:05, 7:05, 9:45; THURS 4:05, 7:05 order of priorities.” THE GREAT GATSBY (PG) (SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG) (VIOLENCE) SCENE, VIOLENCE) CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO Before forming CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO, NO PASSES FRI-MON 12:05, 3:20, 6:35, 10:00; TUE-THURS 3:35, 6:45, Chilliwack in the 1970s, FRI, MON 12:20, 2:20, 3:30, 5:30, 6:40, 8:40, 9:50; 10:00 SAT-SUN 11:10, 12:20, 2:20, 3:30, 5:30, 6:40, 8:40, 9:50; Henderson played in the THE GREAT GATSBY 3D (PG) (VIOLENCE, TUE,THURS 3:30, 4:45, 6:40, 7:45, 9:50, 10:45; WED 4:45, 1960s with a group called 6:40, 7:45, 9:50, 10:45 SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE SCENE) FRI-MON 12:45, 4:00, 7:15, The Collectors, which also STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG) (VIOLENCE) 10:35; TUE-THURS 4:00, 7:15, 10:25 STAR & STROLLERS SCREENING, NO PASSES WED 3:00 starred Langley’s own 42 (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE) CLOSED CAPTION & STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS 3D (PG) Howie Vickberg. 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Bill Henderson, the driving force behind the 1970s band Chilliwack, is bringing the team back to Langley for a performance at Cascades on Thursday, May 23. This is the band that had hits including Looking at a Baby, What Love: Suite, Lonesome Mary, Crazy Talk, Flying at Night, Baby Blue, California Girl, Communication Breakdown, My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone), and Whatcha Gonna Do. This iconic Canadian label produced 31 hit singles, 16 of them making it into the top 40.
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alnut Grove’s Shawn Meehan has been chasing the music “high” since his teens. Now, at age 37, and with the advent of a new duo and the release of a single co-written with well-known pop musician Carly-Rae Jepsen, he could achieve it. Meehan and Jacky Mae make up Me & Mae, a new Canadian country duo that debuts in the Lower Mainland on Friday with a show at Joe’s Apartment on Granville Street in Vancouver. The pair met last year, when Meehan’s band was headlining at a music festival. “Jacky Mae came up on stage and sang with us. I was blown away by her voice and performance, so I developed a professional relationship with her and eventually formed Me & Mae,” he explained. Influenced by everything from Johnny Cash to Dolly Parton, he said, Me & Mae (www.meandmae. com) is not afraid to push boundaries on the country genre, and has something that everyone can enjoy. But this wasn’t Meehan’s baptism into music. In fact, far from it. Meehan met his stepfather when he was 11 years old, describing him
are lots of free samples, “The cooks are my particularly on Sunday, friends. I have never met rodeo fans just can’t get a more generous bunch enough.” of people,” Quaale said, These three teams comnoting she is the organizer pete against each other all of this weekend’s event, weekend, and their food is as well as the free, family judged by a panel of judges community event she hosts on Monday and only one at her store (BBQ on the will be awarded the grand Bypass) each September. championship for the Rib “It is a great fit for the Fest. rodeo,” Quaale said, noting But the cookoff is a the rodeo and fair run May whole different competi17-20. tion. There will be 28 “Low and teams from “It will become slow, southern throughout style barbecue the Pacific one of the top just fits with Northwest competitions in the whole competing in atmosphere. B.C. before long.” that part of the Yes, it took event – rain or Angie Quaale time to build shine – cookand it will ing all night. grow over the years but “The cooks tend the fire the Cloverdale Rodeo had and the meat. Beef brisket a vision for it and are cooks for about 14 hours really making an effort and the pork shoulders for to invest in its growth. It about 12 – it is a labour of will become one of the top love, and the fruits of that competition in B.C. before labour are hopefully recoglong,” she predicted. nized and rewarded by the Quaale is dubbing this judges,” said Quaale, who year’s event as bigger and as an organizer, doesn’t better. Asked why, she compete herself. replied: “The first one was “How would it look if I great but this is better! We won the whole thing – just added Rib Fest, a competibeing cheeky,” she added tion within a competition with a chuckle. to bring three of Canada’s “We cook and comtop barbecue teams to sell pete, rain or shine. But I food at the rodeo,” she understand we have shine, explained. plenty of shine, and I am “Customers wanted to be looking forward to it. Beer, able to buy and eat more barbecue, and cowboys… barbecue. Although there a great long weekend.” …continued from page A15
as a “big musical influence” and his first guitar teacher. “I played my first gig in my early teens and I’ve been chasing that high ever since! I knew then what I wanted to do with the rest of my life,” Meehan told the Langley Advance. He went on to study music. He is a vocalist who has fronted many different bands through the years. Armed with a minor degree in music, his career has consisted of touring with different bands, writing and doing studio work, and even teaching guitar lessons. One of his pupils just happens to have been Jepsen, before her smash hit Call Me Maybe hit the airwaves. The pair shared the same manager, and during the lessons agreed to collaborate on a song. He tells how he had written a song, but realized the lyrics weren’t quite right. He asked his pupil to lend a hand in perfecting the words. “Love Me Leave Me Lonely was written a few years ago. I was looking for some help with the lyrics and asked Carly-Rae in our guitar
lessons if she could add in some lyrics, which she did.” It wasn’t long after that Jepsen’s career took off. Expressing his gratitude for Jepsen’s support, Meehan is looking forward to seeing his single “make its mark in music history,” too. After meeting up with Mae, Meehan said, all the ducks started falling into a line for him. Me & Mae released what he expects could be a similar smash hit, Love Me Leave Me Lonely, earlier this month, and coming off a tour of Alberta, they now expect to spend the rest of the year travelling the province, performing. “We perform as much as possible in various locations,” he said. “I’m very grateful with how much support Me & Mae is getting, considering we are a brand new band,” he said.
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defensive player in 2012, returns to the fold. Joining him is Mike Grimes, the league’s top defensive player in 2010, who is back after taking last summer off. Also bolstering the defence is captain by Troy Landreville Matt Leveque, John Lintz, Nik Bilic, and veteran Rob Van Beek. email@example.com The last line of defence is returning 6’7” Expect the other six teams in the goaltender Brodie MacDonald. Western Lacrosse Association to be gunOffensively, there will be no lack of firening for the Langley Thunder this season. power, led by Athan Iannucci, who topped For good reason. the team in regular season With a 12-6 record, the goals (30) and tied for the Thunder finished atop the team lead in points with WLA regular season standLewis Ratcliff (57). ings in 2012, then rolled to Also returning are an 8-2 record in the league Alex Turner (25 goals, playoffs to earn its second 53 points), sophomore consecutive appearance Shane Jackson (18 goals, in the Mann Cup national 38 points), and Joel championship (which the McCready (13 goals, 33 Thunder lost in six games points). to the host Peterborough Hometown boy Garrett Langley Advance files Lakers). Billings, a crafty assist “Every season we have to Goaltender Brodie MacDonald is machine who had 23 be ready to play,” Thunder back with the Langley Thunder. helpers in six games last assistant coach Darcy season, remains with the Rhodes said. “We have to always put our team and will join the Thunder at some best game forward every night.” point during the season. Most of the Thunder’s key performers The Thunder’s 2013 first round draft are expected to be back this season. pick Brandon Goodwin, a talented leftDefensively, Brett Mydske, the Gord hander, could make an impact offensively. Nicholson award winner as the WLA’s top continued on page A35…
Langley’s U16 squad found its form during Sunday’s playoff round. Players with Langley Fastball’s Rebels 97B team showed they belonged, and then some, at a U18 National Softball Association (NSA) tournament that took place in Everett, Wash., May 11-12. The U16 Rebels had a rough start to the weekend, losing three consecutive games during Saturday’s round robin at Kasch Park. After losing 12-1 to the Abbotsford Outlaws in their first game, the Rebels quickly adjusted for games two and three, losing a pair of close contests. A 7-5 loss to Cordova Bay was followed by an 8-6 setback to the 2012
The Langley U16 Rebels took first place at a U18 NSA tourney in Everett, Wash. last weekend.
B.C. provincial champion Duncan Dragons. Single knock-out playoff action commenced Sunday at Phil Johnson Park. Seeded sixth, the Rebels faced Duncan again. This time around, Langley eked out a 7-5 victory. The Rebels then extinguished the Mosquito Squad of Federal Way in a tight 5-3 game. Their final game brought Abbotsford
Outlaws and the Rebels 97 together again. Both teams battled hard offensively and defensively in a fast paced game, battling to a 1-1 tie after seven innings of play. International play rules automatically puts a runner at second base in the eighth inning. Langley rallied with six runs and held the Outlaws to only one for a final score of 7-2, earning the Rebels the title of NSA champions.
Pink bats swing in memory of popular volunteer
A planned weekend tournament was limited to one day due to wet weather.
ing ceremonies on Saturday at City Park, with presentations of pink-colored Langley jerseys emblazoned with their name and numbers. All the teams battled in hardby Kim Burgoyne fought games – the two Langley 9/10 Major teams played a pair Contributor of teams from White Rock and Sunday’s downpour didn’t two teams from Hastings in a dampen the spirits of those round robin tournament. taking part in a baseball tour“Their positive outlook made nament in for fun baseball Langley, hon“Their positive outlook and a great time ouring Sheila for everyone,” said made for fun baseball Langley Baseball Engh’s memory. Langley vice-president and a great time for Baseball hosted Doug Crone. everyone.” the Sheila Engh Sunday was Doug Crone Memorial Pink rained out, even Bat Tournament after the club’s in honour of Engh, a long-time valiant attempt to dry out the Langley Little League supporter diamonds. who succumbed to breast cancer “We’d no sooner get the field in November 2012. dried and it would start pouring Langley Baseball’s 9/10 majors again,” said Langley Baseball and 13/14 juniors hosted teams president Dan McLaren. from across the Lower Mainland. The 13/14 juniors were also Engh’s grandsons were honhalted by the weather and left oured during an emotional open- the standings at Coquitlam 3-0,
This marked the first time that players have been allowed to use wooden bats (coloured pink) in a game and although it took some adjusting, they did very well, according to the association.
Players, coaches, and officials raised caps and pink bats at City Park to honour Sheila Engh during Saturday’s opening ceremonies of the Sheila Engh Memorial Pink Bat Tournament. The junior (13-14) and majors (9-10) tournament attracted teams from Langley, North Langley, and from across the Lower Mainland. Upper right: Players Troy Brown and Curtis Collins held pink bats. Langley 2-1, the North Langley Mets 1-2 and North Langley Red Sox 3-0.
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Locals on target Friday night fights at Coast hotel Four sharpshooting local cowboys and cowgirls are targeting Rock Springs, Wyo. and the National High School Finals Rodeo. The four qualified for the July 14-20 event from the BC High School Rodeo Shoot held April 13 at the Langley Rod and Gun Club, which offered its facilities. This was the second rodeo shoot ever held in B.C. Trap and rifle shooting are co-ed sports in high school rodeo. In the senior rifle division, Langley girls took the top two spots. The top four were: First – Jessie Morriss of Langley; Second – Taylor Wharry of Langley; Third – Jessica May of Abbotsford; and Fourth – Celeste Windmill of Armstrong. Other results included: Senior Trap First – Will Foss of Langley; Second – Jessie Morriss of Langley; Third – Taylor Wharry of Langley; and Fourth – Jessica May of Abbotsford. Junior Rifle (Grades 6-8) First – Brooke Wharry of Langley This will be the second year Jessie Morriss will compete at the finals. She travelled there last year to compete in the shooting events and two riding events, breakaway roping and goat tying. The nationals is the largest rodeo in the world. It attracts young rodeo competitors from the US, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Locally, the Langley Riders Arena is hosting a high school rodeo competition this weekend (May 18-19). Spring is a busy season for the Langley residents, who were in Merritt last weekend, are at Langley Riders Arena this weekend, then head to Valemont before the finals in June in Quesnel.
Amateur boxers will be going toe-to-toe for a trio of WBC Western titles Friday in Langley City. The second leg of the WBC Western boxing championships as well as a couple of City title eliminators will be on tap at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre on Friday. Three finals will be on the card including a muchanticipated bout between current 154-pound B.C. provincial champion Shawn McDonald and North Burnaby’s Remy Lavoie. McDonald, a Walnut Grove resident, represents the City Boxing club in Langley. City Boxing has four boxers on the card, including two eliminating for a City title match. The main event features Brandon Shorter of City Boxing, who will be
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B.C. champion Shawn McDonald, from Walnut Grove, held onto his Combsport super welterweight and welterweight belts. McDonald is scheduled to take on North Burnaby’s Remy Lavoie Friday at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre.
Brandon Shorter is a amateur boxer and mixed martial arts fighter. Representing City Boxing, he is set to face “Irish” Phil Ryan from North Burnaby in a super middleweight bout on Friday.
involved in his fourth boxing match within a year. Shorter, who is also an amateur mixed martial arts fighter, has had about the same number of MMA fights despite the fact he has been involved in MMA for some years. Shorter is coming off an outstanding performance in winning a decision over Harvey Bains of Bisla. Shorter will need to be in good form when he meets “Irish” Phil Ryan from North Burnaby in a
super middleweight fourround eliminator. The semi main event will see City Boxing product and Brookswood resident Mat Andreatta, 19, take on tough Four Corners puncher Scott Woodward. The winner of the bout will be in line for a City title match. The bout will be at catch weight at 139 pounds. Woodward is coming off a draw with Brendan Patterson while Andreatta,
who just completed his first year at UBC, is coming off a very exciting and close decision loss March 29 to Russ Lavery. Lavery, from the Port Kells Boxing Club, was to face Akbar Qurban in the Western lightweight final however Qurban is out of the country. To keep busy, Lavery will face Markus Sandhu, 19, who is a former B.C. provincial champion. It is expected that the winner of this match will meet the winner of Andreatta/Woodward in the near future. City Boxing’s Kyle Thandi, 17, will also be on the card boxing for the second time. The show will also include other finals including a women’s 135-pound bout featuring Jillian Sask of Port Kells against Jen Yager of Vancouver’s Action Boxing. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, beside Cascades Casino. Nine bouts are expected. More information can be had by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 604-530-7897.
K1 paddler Wes Hammer from the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club manoeuvred along the Bedford Channel Saturday afternoon. He competed in the Fort Langley Canoe Club’s Paddlers’ Classic in very muggy conditions Saturday (May 11). The regatta involved a range of paddling race boats seldom seen competing together. As well as marathon and sprint canoes and kayaks, there were surfskis and OC 1s and OC-2s racing over a variety of distances. Paddlers came from as far away as Kamloops, Prince George, Vancouver Island, and Washington State to compete alongside local paddlers from the Lower Mainland.
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Thunder opens season Sunday …continued from page A33 Goodwin put up 26 goals and 46 points in just 13 games with the New Westminster Salmonbellies juniors in 2012 and added 20 points in six playoff games. “We’re going to give him every opportunity to show what he has,” Rhodes said, of Goodwin. “We know he’s a good, young player, and we’ll give him a chance to perform, but as always, we’re going to put best players on the floor.” The Thunder open their season on the road this Sunday, May 19, when they visit Planet Ice Maple Ridge to face the host Burrards. Game time is 6:45 p.m. The Thunder hosts its home opener this Wednesday, May 22, against the Coquitlam Adanacs, the team Langley defeated in six games in the best-of-seven
WLA championship series last summer. Opening faceoff for the Thunder’s home debut at the Langley Events Centre is 7:45 p.m. “We have the same philosophy,” Rhodes said. “We worry about ourselves. We’re a hungry bunch this year. Success has made our guys stronger and more experienced.” The Thunder will start their season minus their head coach. Rod Jensen is serving a 10-game suspension doled out by the Canadian Lacrosse Association, stemming from an incident that occurred during the Mann Cup in Peterborough, Ont. in September 2012. In Jensen’s absense, the Thunder assistant coaches including Rhodes, Ryan Williams, and Fred Klomp will handle the duties behind the bench.
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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Clara Margaret Kilgour (nee Knechtel) of Langley BC on April 24th 2013. Clara was born in Tomahawk Alberta on January 04, 1924 and lived most of her life in Richmond and Langley. She was predeceased by her husband David in 1988. She leaves to mourn her four children. David, Tom, Bonnie, and Bill, five grandchildren Amy, Russell, Chris, Jeff and Jon, and four great granddaughters, Evelina, Dale, Maisie and Raine. A private family service will be held.
BOULTON, Edna Jan 18, 1916 - Mar 10, 2013 Rejoice in that day, and jump for joy, because your reward is great in heaven. Luke 6:23 Born in London England Mom grew up and became a nurse and served in the local hospitals during WW2. In 1954 she immigrated to Vermilion AB where she worked as a Health Nurse and Midwife. It was there she met our Father Bill, and was married October 8, 1954. She was an active member of St. Saviours Anglican church involved in WA, Altar guild, Little Helpers, and Junior Auxiliary. The family moved to BC in 1969 where she worked for Langley Home Help and was constantly helping people in need. In 1978 she and Dad retired to Victoria but mom continued to work as a home helper. She kept busy doing peer counselling, literacy tutoring, and knitting for leprosy and medical missions. She will be remembered by her many friends in the congregations of St. Philips and The Church of our Lord. In 2008 Mom and Dad returned to Langley to be near family and after 54 years of marriage Dad passed away. She is predeceased by Dad, her parents, and siblings. She is remembered fondly by her daughters Jane and Elizabeth (Colin) and grandchildren Amanda (Danny), Thomas, Sarah, James, Kathleen, great granddaughter Harmony and dearest friend Kathyrne Formo. Mom loved the Lord and her life was a testament to God’s faithfulness in the good times and the bad and now she is in God’s presence for eternity with family and friends. We would like to say a deep thank you to the staff and supporters of Manoah Manor who cared for mom and provided a loving and caring environment during her last years.
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MARCH 19, 1922 -APRIL 23, 2013 Passed away peacefully at Cedar Hills in Langley. Predeceased by her loving husband Stan in January of this year. Helen will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Survived by her daughter Deborah (Duncan) and her three sons Max (Marla), Jay (Linda) and Kelly (Sheryl), 6 grandchildren Jacqui, Kevin, Fiona, Jordan, Stevie, Iain and 2 great-grandchildren Tyson and Chloe. Helen will be remembered by all for her loyalty to friends, her industriousness, love of horses and playing cards. She worked as a welder during WWII, raised calves on the farm, clerked at the Auto and Fraser Valley Auctions and at Fraser Downs Racetrack until she was 90. Helen was a big believer in giving back and supported multiple charities through donations and volunteering. Her favourite charities were the Variety Club and Children’s Hospital. The family asks that in lieu of ﬂowers, a donation be made to one of those charities. It was Helen’s request that no remembrance service be conducted and that her and Stan’s ashes be spread near their old farm in Langley.
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Langley School District invites applications for our Casual Custodian spare board to work on an on-call basis. • Individuals must have Grade 10 education supplemented by a Building Service Worker course. • The ability to use sound judgement in applying clearly prescribed methods and procedures is required. • Individuals must be able to communicate effectively using courtesy and tact in the routine exchange or provision of information and must have the physical ability to perform the required duties of the position. The rate of pay is $19.90 per hour. Qualified individuals must submit an application (External Support Staff Application form available at www.sd35.bc.ca) with a complete resume (including names and contact information of 3 references), copy of BSW certificate, and proof of high school education by Friday, May 31, 2013 to:
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Warehouse Order Selectors We are now accepting applications for the position of parttime Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, team-based environment. Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proﬁcient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.95/hr. with an attractive incentive program and regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer ﬂexible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities - a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building - both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St. exit off Hwy #1). Apply on-line at www.evlogistics.com
Equine Professional required. Minimum ten years experience training, breeding, foaling, cattle & ranch management. Must have experience in showing NRCHA/ NCHA/AQHA at world class level. Require own truck and trailer. Submit resumes to email@example.com
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PLEA Community Services Society is looking for individuals and families who can provide respite care in their homes for youth aged 12 to 18, who are attending a recovery program for alcohol and/or drug addiction. Qualiﬁed applicants must be available on weekends and have a home that can accommodate one to two youth and meet all safety requirements. Training and support is provided. If interested, please call a member of our Family Recruiting Team at 604-708-2628. www.plea.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
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One of the Fraser Valley’s oldest, established heating and air conditioning companies is looking for a SERVICE DISPATCHER. Salary to commensurate with experience. Benefits package is offered. GANDY INSTALLATIONS Email resume: email@example.com www.gandyinstallations.net
Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulﬁlling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualiﬁed applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modiﬁcations to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
GORGEOUS LARGE AUTHENTIC VICTORIAN solid rosewood mantle/ fireplace surround approx 5’ long, 4½’ high, 2’ deep all carved (approx 165 yrs old) for entry hall or large room, also huge cherub mural with 5' ornate gold frame 6’ high 8’x10' long, nice old multi pane wooden barn windows, 3x4 pane $20 (up to 12 pane avail) old 3’ high ½ tree root beautiful horse head carved on it $350, native masks $100 and up, 7’ totem pole, Shauman masks (with hair). Ph 604-793-7714
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The Langley School District invites applications for a journeyman Painter for a temporary assignment (approximately 5 months). Applicants must have completed grade 12 and have a Trades Qualification Certificate (Painting and Decorating). One year of related experience in an industrial/commercial setting is required. The successful applicant will perform a variety of tasks in the preparation and application of paint and related coatings. The ability to communicate effectively using courtesy and tact and a valid BC Driver’s License are required. Rate of Pay: $28.63 per hour Qualified individuals must submit an application (External Support Staff Application form available at www.sd35.bc.ca) with a complete resume (including names and contact information of 3 references), along with proof of Trades qualification and Grade 12 completion by Friday, May 31, 2013 to:
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The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal records check. We wish to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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40’ COMMERCIAL alum ladder $250 (don’t miss out) 4 section 6’ high movable dog run (one with gate), commercial grade $400, smaller portable run $250 roof avail., dog kennels for sm - ex large $10 - $40, gorgeous large dog house $150 (cost $399) small dog house $30, massive burrel table $350 (was $2200 new ) ultra deluxe elec mower as new $120 (cost $297 + tax). 604-793-7714
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Aldergrove SATURDAY May 18 ★ 9am - 2 pm • Follow the Signs to the Recreation Centre 30 + Tables Bake Sale, Plants & Much More. + Hot Dogs
The Langley Advance has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to ﬁnding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.
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5 BDRM home w/ new 2 bdrm inlaw suite. Secure priv backyard w/ 16.5’x12.5’ dble door shop. Pool, hot tub. Close to Mill Lake area. $424,000. Ph 778-960-7118 PropertyGuys.com 149839
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
GREAT 1988 SQ FT, 3 Bdrm 3-level split Carluke Cres Surrey. Upgraded Kitchen w/ SS appliances – Only $540,000 Phone 604-597-7799. PropertyGuys.com ID:76799
6 BDRM 3.5 bth newly reno’d 4,077 sq ft home w/ 2 bdrm legal suite located south central Abbotsford. $598,600. 604-852-1748. PropertyGuys.com id# 149267
SOUTH LANGLEY Immaculate 1042 Sq Ft 2 bdrm mobile home, 55 yrs+ park, RV parking, low pad rental $87,900. 604-514-5059 PropertyGuys.com ID 76059
IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
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PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575
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GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546
7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.
2BDRM + DEN/ 2BATH CONDO for Sale. By Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $249,800. Helen 604-762-7412. propertyguys.com #149562
FULLY finished 4,000+sf in Desirable Creekside on the Park, Abbotsford, 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ ss appl, a/c. $579K. 604.852.6951
18983-72A AVE Surrey, 1321 sq ft 2 brdm, 2 bath t/h in well managed complex, extensive upgrades, $314,000. Call 778-571-1544 See PropertyGuys.com ID: 76544
3 BDRM 2.5 bth 2475 sq ft custom built log home on priv 3 acres overlooking Sumas Prairie & Vedder Canal $639,000. 604-823-2183 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149834
BUENA VISTA Ave White Rock Spectacular view building lot with older 2 bdrm rental home $879,000 Call 604-837-5373 PropertyGuys.com id: 77100
AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603
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OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND NOON - 5PM 20211 66th Avenue, Langley CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
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$739,900 YORKSTON South area Langley, 1 yr old, 3865 sq ft Cstm design 7 bdrm + 5 bthrm + Legal 2 Bdrm Suite. Call 778-298-8108. See Propertyguys.com ID: 76108
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6008-30 3BDRM/2BTH 15792 98 Ave, beautiful 1410 sqft rancher, 7131 sqft lot. $517,777. 604-760-7284
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June 22nd - 9 AM 6780 Glover Rd., Langley B.C. 80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s
CAMPBELL VALLEY Park 5 acres, exec.,estate home 6162 sq ft, 8 bd, 5.5 bths, carriage-house garage, 2 suites, barn, boardfenced $1,498K. 604-880-0462 PropertyGuys.com ID:76465
GARRISON CROSSING 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 3385 sq ft executive Self-contained carriage-house suite. Only $694,500 Call 604-847-9459. PropertyGuys.com ID 76459
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FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617 TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553
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4 BD 2.5 bth 2087 sq ft energy efficient home, new appl., Great family home in Auguston Estates close to Auguston Traditional School. $440,000 604-746-0073. PropertyGuys.com 702659
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The following vehicle 2006 Toyota Sienna (White CE – 4Dr Van) VIN# 5TDZA29C86S467752 registered to HAMBOOK. Stacy Marie, of Surrey, B.C. will be sold to recover repair and storage charges of $16,361.36 owing to ABLE in Grove COLLISION d.b.a. Able Autobody (Walnut Grove) on or around 21-MAY-2013. Please contact ABLE in Grove COLLISION @604-882-1301.
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Lots & Acreage
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LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764
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office: 604-939-8905 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq
Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U. SURREY LOT 27, 4615sf NEW RF12 building lot, back slope, on greenbelt $390Kea 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5637
office: cell: OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
For your manufactured homes
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NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960
$50 off / month for the first year Spacious Reno’d Bach, 1, 2, 3 BR suites. Heat & hot water included. Walk Score = 75 Call 604-530-0030
Apartments & Condos
LANGLEY 202/53A AVE, 2 BR apartment $915, quiet family complex, no pets. 604-539-0217 TOWN & COUNTRY Apartments 5555 208th Street, Langley. Quiet Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat, hot water & parking stall. No Pets. Call for specials 604-530-1912.
Out Of Town Property
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
Real Estate Investment
CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK, site #155, 60x35, storage shed, firepit, Bell dish, lawnmower, $77,900. 604-596-7060
Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
office: 604-939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178
LANGLEY 204/53. Room avail in Townhouse, sh’d baths/kitch/ appls, prkg, Use of pool, patio/ BBQ. $350 incls utls/cable/internet. NS/NP. Mark 604-510-0463
CLAYTON HGHT COACH Hse 1 BR, 4 appl, prkg. $795 incls utl. NS. Sm pet. Now. 604-230-4051
* HOUSE & HOME Cleaning * We are Licensed Bonded & Insured. $25/hr 604-700-9218
TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671
K. C. DRYWALL Complete Drywall Services. 604-533-2139 cel 604-417-1703
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
604-939-4903 778- 229-1358
Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
Cell: 604-813-8789 CEDAR APARTMENTS
$50 off / month for the first year Quiet community living next to Guildford Mall. Reno’d 1 & 2 BR stes (some with enste’s), Cable, heat, hot water incl. Walk Score = 92 Call 604-584-5233
2013 ESCALADE AWD ‘ULTRA LUXURY PACKAGE’
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5333 - 176 St. Cloverdale FREE DELIVERY
• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •
★ $400 MOVE IN BONUS ★
8507 120th Street, N. Delta
1 BR from $700 • 2 BR from $800 3 BR from $900
Includes Heat, Hot Water & Cable Some Suites with mtn. views.
Close to schools & shopping On bus route to SkyTrain.
ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great River view!
office: 604- 936-1225
SUSSEX PLACE APTS $50 off / month for the first year Clean Bach, 1 & 2 BR stes. Heat & hot water included. Walk Score = 85
MURRAYVILLE, FABULOUS 1 BR + den bsmnt, nicely finished, incls lam flrg, gas f/p, maple cabinets, b/i d/w, microwave, priv in ste lndry, avail June 1, $900/mo incls utils, N/s, N/p. 604-534-5948 aft 6pm or 604-309-9144 WALNUT GROVE 2 BR bsmt, 5 appls, full bath, Immed. n/s, n/p, $800 + 40% utils. 604-613-0605
LANGLEY Willoughby 2BDRM bsmt ste, new W/D and appls., utilities incl, N/S, N/P, June 1. $1000. 604-532-5636. Refs req. WG. UPPER 3 BR, 2 bath entse, 6 appls, AC. own entry, prkg. Nr sch, shops, bus, walk rec ctr. ns/ np. $1195+2/3 util. 604-513-1239
MILANO PAINTING & RENOS Int/Ext. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. 604 551-6510
BOOK A JOB AT
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,
drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
Dump Site Now Open
604-465-1311 & 8185 Moving Storage
10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 A FIXIT PLUMBING & Heating H/W tanks, boilers, furn, renos, drains, gas fitter. 778-908-2501
ANVIL Plumbing & Heating #1 in Business since 1999 Service and Renovations Call JIM KIRK • 604-657-9700
Local & long distance Call 604-720-0931 brothersmovingservice.com
Low Budget Moving.com
★ 604-652-1660 ★
TLL MOVING Local & Long Distance. Good Rates. Licensed & Insured. Call 778-389-6357
Renovations & Home Improvement
D.L. RENOVATIONS Quality work Affordable Pricing
Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee
Home Improvement Specialist
Lease and ﬁnance options available.
ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust!
PIONEER PAVING 40 YRS EXP Serving the Lower Mainland Residential/Commercial/Industrial Free Est 24 hr Answering 533-5253
200th St. & #10 Hwy., Langley DL30568
QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.
Same Day Service, Fully Insured
BOOKING • Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty For: KOJIC, DJORDJE • Years of Experience Rep: NWright • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Ad#: 1411889 Residential Specialists
We’re in the Big Green Trucks
EXP PROF movers fully equip, piano specialist. Evening moves available. George 778-875-8202
office: 604-463-0857 cell: 604-375-1768
5530 - 208 St., Langley Quiet clean spacious 2 BR, incls 4 appls, hot water, parking. No pets. No smoking. Resident Manager. $885/month. Avail June 1. Please call from 9am to 8pm: (604) 534-1114
10 000 DSoil li Mix i A ll • Garden • Lawn & Turf Blends • Super Natural TopSoil • Composted Black Bark • Hemlock/Fir Bark Mulch • Top Dressing Blends • Sand, Gravel & Rock • Miracle Mix Soil • Hydroseeding Contractor
MEADOWS LANDSCAPE SUPPLY
Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.
PRECISION SPACE PAINTING
• Broken Concrete Rocks $22 per metric ton • Mud, Dirt, Sod, Clay $22 per metric ton • Grass, Branches, Leaves, Weeds $59 per ton
Silver Lining/Ebony, Executive Demo 1532 kms, Remote start, Power retractable assist steps, Sunroof, Power liftgate, Heated/Ventilated seats, 22” Chrome alloys, Blind zone alert, Rear Entertainment, Bluetooth Stk# 2007170
SUPER SOIL INC. TOTAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLY SERVICES Since 1979
Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall and S.F.U.
Lawn & Garden
OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK
MOBILE HOME/PAD for rent, near Scott Rd Station, $480/mo. Call 604-230-8661
552 Dansey Ave, Coq
555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
STYLE, PRESENCE, AND LUXURY YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL!
LANGLEY CITY APTS ON 201A FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry, prkg. BACH 1 & 2 BRS. Rainbow & Majorca Call Betsy 604-533-6945 Villa & Stardust Call Michael - 604-533-7578 CALL FOR SPECIALS
HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
545 Rochester Ave, Coq
1030 - 5th Ave, New West
LANGLEY CITY sm. business whse/office w/washrm, clean, dry, secure, $1200/mo. 604-834-3289
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. Office 604- 936-3907
LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
401 Westview St, Coq
#1 SOILS, manure, gravels, limestone, lava. sand. Del or p/u 604-882-1344 info etc visit www. portkellsnurseries.com/bulk material
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
ALDERGROVE NR 268/32, renod 3 BR, 2 bath, up/down, w/d, carport, clean. Long/short term. Pet ok. Avail Jun 1 or sooner. $1500 + utils. 604-807-6565
3600 Little Green lake Road, 70 Mile House B.C. 60 Acres, 3 cabins, barn, f/p’s, lakes/trails/ hunting. MLS:N2223731 $299,000 Call: (604) 533-7621 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $588/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca
ALDERGROVE 1BR condo, nr shops/bus. F/p, inste w/d, Mt Baker view. $875. 604-607-6447
WALNUT GROVE. Executive condo, 2 BR + den, 2 baths,S facing, 6 appls, f/p, pkg. $1300. May 15. Pet ok. 604-319-7416
OWN THE land, Chilliwack, 1092sf, 2bdrm rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
Houses - Rent
Exterior Painting Experts
VISA & M/C ACCEPTED
Townhouses - Rent
25 Years Experience Excellent Workmanship Reasonable Rates • 15 Yrs Guaranteed
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582
MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING • Retaining Walls • Paving Stones • Decks & Pergolas • Fencing • Landscape Lighting • Patios & Driveways • Hot Tub Pads • Outdoor Fireplaces
David 604-626-7351 35 years experience
Complete Renovations Drywall Kitchen, Baths, Basements, SunDecks, Paint. Joe 604-308-8117
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PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS
Patio Covers You Buy It! We Build It!
We have 7 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”
NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities
3 BR = 11/2 Baths - 2 Levels 1,100 sq.ft. and a fenced back yard For more info call Mike at 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: email@example.com WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack. BC Move-In Incentive! Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented.
Advantage Aluminum Products Ltd. 143 - 14488 Knox Way, Richmond, B.C.
Tel: 604-276-2323 Fax: 604-276-2313 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323 www.advantagealuminum.ca
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Bros. Rooﬁng Ltd. Over 40 Years in Business SPECIALIZING IN CEDAR, FIBERGLASS LAMINATES AND TORCH ON.
Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates
Pro Tree Services * Quality Tree and Hedge Trimming, Pruning and Removals * Full range of Landscape Services available * Stump Grinding - Insured & Licensed
Call 604.588.8733 www.ProTreeServices.ca
10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721
Collectibles & Classics
Scrap Car Removal
THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344
A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
95 CHEV BLAZER LT
Collectibles & Classics
SUPERSOIL SPRING SALE: All mixes, dressings, mulches, sand, gravel, rock, etc. 604-888-8881
1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270
Asking $2250 obo 604-467-8914
Auto Collision Guide
Look for this logo for added peace of mind.
Trust your car to the Best. The ICBC c.a.r. shop accreditation program gives you peace of mind when shopping around for repairs. These guarantees are for you and your car:
1996 5TH wheel trailer, model 26RK, 26 ft, fridge, stove, sep bath 1995 CHEV 3/4 ton diesel, 200 k’s. $15,500 both. 604-794-7487
2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159 14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4500. 604-519-0075
2004 PONTIAC Montana, auto, 7 passager, grey, no accidents, 159Kms, $3,000. 778 278-5188
• WRITTEN LIFETIME GUARANTEES: All accredited shops must provide written lifetime guarantees to vehicle owners on ICBC repairs. • EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE: Vehicles will be repaired quickly and efficiently at ICBC c.a.r. shops that maintain an overall excellent quality of customer service. • SHOP EQUIPMENT: A shop must have up-todate repair equipment to ensure repairs to today’s increasingly-complex vehicles
2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ Okanagan 5th Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double windows. $18,000 for both obo. 604-819-8795
Black with leather interior. Fully loaded, aircared, excellent condition.
Scrap Car Removal
SPORTS CARS Serious buyer will pay $$ for pre 1970 sports cars in good condition. Paul 604-514-3844
Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720
2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $4,995. 604-209-1039
Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333 COMPLETE Roofing Ltd. Repairs & gutters, all roofs, WCB, BBB, Reas guaranteed. St Disc. 604-725-0106
Sports & Imports
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4300. 604-856-4371
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890
are done promptly and correctly.
BEAUTIFUL 24’ trailer, lge fridge, big oven, a/c, queen bd, full bth. Must see $8500. 604-824-0850
health and safety regulations, building codes and so on.
• STAFF TRAINING: An accredited shop has made a commitment to ensure their staff receive ongoing training to deal with today’s advanced vehicles and high collision repair standards. • OUTSTANDING BUSINESS PRACTICES: ICBC c.a.r. shops meet all regulatory requirements pertaining to environmental regulations, workplace,
That’s what the ICBC c.a.r. shop Accreditation Program is all about. The aim is to help ensure an excellent, guaranteed repair service. It identifies repair facilities that meet the highest quality repair, professional and environmental standards.
PROFESSIONAL AUTO DETAILING
Allstar Collision Services Ltd. has been a proud provider of ﬁrst class auto repair service in the Surrey/Langley area since 1999.
25% OFF PRIVATE REPAIRS
• Courtesy Cars • Free Estimates • Lifetime Written Guarantee • Computerized Laser Measuring • FastTrac Appointments (Drop in at anytime. No appointment necessary)
19574 60 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. 604-539-2828 www.allstarcollision.com *some conditions apply
ALL MAKES COLLISION REPAIR • On-the-spot Drive-In Estimates • Certiﬁed Estimators and Technicians
Had an Accident?
Just bring your vehicle to one of our Kirmac locations in Walnut Grove or Langley and we’ll start the repair process immediately! www.kirmac.com
• Lifetime Guarantee • Free Courtesy Cars • Free Detailing with Every Insurance Claim
#104-19992 Fraser Highway @200th
604-533-9552 Walnut Grove
#6-19875 - 96th Ave.
• All ICBC & Private Insurance Caims Accepted • Replacement Vehicles • Written Lifetime Guarantee
• Certiﬁed Technicians • Guaranteed Colour Match • Free Estimates • Computerized Job Tracking
Open Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
20091 Logan Ave. • 604.532.4597
• Free Estimates
Participating ICBC car shops are listed in each issue of your Langley Advance Automotive Section!
TRIPLE THE DEALS! 2011 NISSAN SENTRA
Loaded car including power options, leather, sunroof & much more. #247299A
ONLY 85,000 KMS
Spoiler, power windows & locks, ABS, only 35,995 kms. #N0050A
2007 FORD F150 SUPER CAB XLT
2012 CHEVY MALIBU
2010 DODGE JOURNEY Power group, a/c, CD, tilt, cruise & much more. #P2989 7 PASSENGER
7 IN STOCK
2007 CHEVY IMPALA
Automatic, power group, a/c, cd, cruise, tilt, sunroof, 20” wheels & much more. #P2990
$27,995 2010 ACURA RDX
2009 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 TRD Double cab, 4x4,
2012 DODGE LIBERTY SPORT
4x4, 4 speed automatic, 3.7L V6, alloys, keyless, power windows/ locks, cruise, tilt, CD & much more. #N00124
power group, a/c, tilt, cruise, CD, alloy wheels & much more. #P2987
READY FOR OFF ROAD
2011 SIERRA SLE 2500 CREW 4X4
BARNES WHEATON HOTLINE
2006 MERCEDES R500 Fully loaded, 7 passenger, panoramic sunroof, navigation, dvd, only 80,000 kms. #B16557
WOW! MUST SEE
2012 CHRYSLER 300 SPORT
A must see! White on black leather, nav, back-up camera, sport wheels & interior, Beats sound system, only 14,000 kms. #B16569
2010 KIA SOUL 4U Only 32,000 kms, sunroof, auto, all power options. #6358771
LIKE BRAND NEW
2008 PORSCHE CAYENNE S
2008 ACURA RDX
Only 69,000 kms, silver on grey leather, 1 local owner, no accidents, a must see! #B16581
Black on black leather, sunroof, only 74,000 kms. #B16393 PRICED TO SELL
SHOP & COMPARE
GM NORTH SURREY
15250 104 Avenue Surrey Under The Flag Dealer #31266
GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE
KING GEORGE BLVD
6280 120th St. Surrey
SCOTT RD (120TH ST)
Full warranty, fully serviced, save thousands over new! Shop and compare! #B16559
Heated & cooled leather, 22” wheels, chrome package, navigation, sunroof, Bluetooth. #N00097
barneswheatongm.com CHRYSLER SURREY
including leather, sunroof & much more. #173628B
ONLY 87,000 KMS
2012 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LIMITED Fully loaded
Power group, a/c, cd, tilt, cruise, power driver seat & much more. #P2967
Less than 200 kms, 6.2L supercharged V8, heated leather, navigation, tap shift. #N00082
Heated leather, sunroof, V4 Turbo, power windows & locks, all wheel drive, cruise. #N00091
Loaded with extras including leather & sunroof. #W0027 ONLY 64,000 KMS
2013 CHEVY CAMARO ZL1
Auto, 3.5 L, V6, power windows & locks, keyless entry, cruise, tilt, steering wheel controls. #102999A
2010 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
Convertible, white on black leather, loaded, low kms, save thousands! #B16565
2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO 1LT
2012 FIAT 500C LOUNGE
Sto-n-Go, power windows/locks, stability & traction control, cruise, tilt, CD & much more. 29,700 kms. #N00118
$18,988 $14,988 FEATURE OF THE WEEK NICE DRIVE
2012 DODGE CARAVAN SE
6 speed automatic, cruise, tilt, CD & much more. #N00111
5.4L V8, power group, a/c, cd, cruise, tilt, sunroof, side steps & much more. #P2991
for special offer Only 66,000 kms, quad cab, 4x4, sunroof. #B16579
Auto, V6, alloys, power windows & locks, cruise, only 99,000 kms. #N00106
2008 DODGE RAM SPORT
2007 HONDA PILOT
GM SOUTH SURREY
3050 King George Blvd., South Surrey Auto Mall Dealer #30910
14 8S T
2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 SL
KIN GG EOR GE BLV N D
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OCEAN PARK FORD'S
2005 JEEP TJ UNLIMITED Stk#2894
One owner, 2 tops, Automatic and much more
ICBC ON SITE
5 ACRES OF VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
In mint condition and loaded with options
2012 FORD FOCUS TITANIUM #6508
2012 LINCOLN MKT
2013 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE Stk#0023
Just in time for Summer fun, Automatic, SYNC and much more
2012 FORD FUSION SPORT AWD Stk#7233
Fully equipped including leather interior and sun roof
2013 FORD#7689 TAURUS SEL SAVE THOUSANDS ON THIS LEASE RETURN, ONLY 17,000 KMS
2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4 Stk#5833 Loaded with options and looking for a home
2013 FORD #2014 ESCAPE SE AWD 2.0 LITRE, LEATHER, NOT AN EX RENTAL
2010 INFINITI EX 35 AWD #2131
Automatic transmission and ONLY 42,000 kms
LOADED, LEATHER, PANORAMIC ROOF, NAVIGATION
2012 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 4X4 Stk#0330
2009 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 4X4 Stk#1422
Fully loaded with most options and ONLY 14,000 kms
Well equipped and low low kms, save money and save on gas
2010 HARLEY DAVIDSON CREW #0513
BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, 1 OWNER, LOADED WITH ALL OPTIONS INCLUDING NAVIGATION, ONLY 35,800 KMS
2007 FORD #9234 FUSION SE AWD
2011 FORD F-150 LARIAT 4X4 #6019
2011 FORD F-150 PLATINUM #3832
EXCELLENT CONDITION, PRICED RIGHT FOR QUICK SALE
ONLY 16,000 ORIGINAL KMS, LOADED WITH EVERY OPTION INCLUDING NAVIGATION, LIKE NEW
3.5L ECOBOOST, LOADED WITH ALL OPTIONS INCLUDING NAVIGATION
2007 FORD FUSION SEL #9185
2010 F-150 XLT CREW CAB 4X4 #4579
2012 FORD FIESTA SES #7504
BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, FULL POWER GROUP WITH 5.4 V-8
Automatic, leather, matching canopy and much more
LOADED WITH POWER MOONROOF, LEATHER, 3.0L V-6, 55,000 ORIGINAL KMS
2008 TOYOTA RAV 4 LTD #7257
EXCELLENT CONDITION, POWER ROOF, LEATHER, TONNEAU COVER
2009 FORD RANGER SUPER CAB FX4 Stk#0688
2009 FORD RANGER SPORTStk#7740 SUPER CAB
7 PASSENGER LUXURY AT ITS FINEST, FULLY LOADED INCLUDING NAV, LEATHER AND SKY ROOF. STK#2577
2007 FORD SPORT TRAC LTD AWD #1215
ONLY 59,000 KMS, MINT CONDITION
2008 BUICK ALLURE SEDAN #6528 LOW KMS, BEAUTIFUL CONDITION
2004 CHEVROLET TRACKER 4X4 Stk#3613 Automatic with low low kms
2011 LINCOLN MKX #0732
ONLY 16,000 KMS, AS NEW
ONLY 26,000 KMS, LOADED WITH OPTIONS INCLUDING NAVIGATION
OCEAN PARK FORD 604-531-6100
3050 KING GEORGE HWY. SOUTH SURREY
2008 JEEP RUBICON 4X4 Stk#2697
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IT’S BIG. IT’S ON NOW. Great offers on all new Toyotas. 2013 TACOMA 4X4 V6 FACTORY FINANCING AS LOW AS
PLUS GET $1000 IN GENUINE TOYOTA ACCESSORIES WITH EVERY NEW TACOMA
2013 COROLLA LEASE FOR
WITH $0 DOWN PAYMENT
FACTORY FINANCING UP TO 72 MONTHS
OR CHOOSE UP TO $2500 CONSUMER CASH
WITH $0 DOWN PAYMENT
2013 HIGHLANDER 4WD V6
FACTORY FINANCING UP TO 72 MONTHS
FACTORY FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS
OR CHOOSE UP TO $2000 CONSUMER CASH
20622 Langley Bypass, Langley Visit toyota.ca for details.
Lease, finance and consumer cash offers apply to new 2013 models sold before May 31, 2013. Credit available to qualified buyers. Factory order may be required. Corolla lease is a 60 month lease of a model BU42EM AA with $0 down payment and $0 security deposit. 60 monthly payments of $168 are required. Total lease obligation is $10080. Lease end value is $5871. Lease rate is 0%. Matrix lease is a 60 month lease of a model KU4EEM AA with $0 down payment and $0 security deposit. 60 monthly payments of $188 are required. Total lease obligation is $11280. Lease end value is $6046. Lease rate is 0%. Highlander lease is a 60 month lease of a model BK3EHA AA with $2800 down payment and $0 security deposit. 60 monthly payments of $399 are required. Total lease obligation is $26740. Lease end value is $14010. Lease rate is 2.9%. Tacoma lease is a 60 month lease of a model UUE4NM AA with $3000 down payment and $0 security deposit. 60 monthly payments of $299 are required. Total lease obligation is $20940. Lease end value is $11395. Lease rate is 4.9%. All leases have mileage allowances of 20000 km/year. License insurance and taxes are not included. Retail financing cost of borrowing is dependent on amount financed.
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OFFERING TOP QUALITY PRODUCE. RETAIL AND WHOLESALE
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TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU!
#138 - 6343 - 198th St. (across from Superstore)
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: MON.-SAT. 9AM-7PM & SUNDAY 9AM-6PM (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)
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