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Fight against cancer on two wheels It’s a long road for these cops, but not as tough as the journey through cancer treatment.

Boston Bar and back. The challenges pale compared to what kids with cancer go through, which is one of the things that drives the team up and over steep hills. Rosenberger, and every other team member, will by Matthew Claxton have a physical reminder mclaxton@langleyadvance.com of this in the form of necklaces they wear during the Christopher Rosenberger ride. The necklaces have has a special reason for leadbeads added to them – one ing the Tour de Valley Cops for each day on the road, for Cancer team this year. blue beads for rainy days, His daughter, Sophie, is black beads for when they now a five-year-old, attendfall off their bikes or crash. ing elementary school in Rosenberger got his black South Surrey. bead last year when he spun But when she was three, out on his back tire on a Sophie underwent surgery linoleum school floor. and treatment for a cancer The necklaces are based on one of her kidneys. Her on those given to many prognosis is good – Sophie is young cancer patients in already down from monthly B.C. For the kids, each bead check ups to once every represents a dose of chemoyear. therapy, radiation, a needle That’s all good news for for a blood sample, an Rosenberger, who will hit injection of medicine. Some the road on Sept. 26 from children have necklaces that Aldergrove Secondary School reach down to the floor, or for the nine-day fundraising which can be looped around bike ride, with 21 other law their necks two or three enforcement officers. The times, due to the huge numteam is drawn from border ber of medical procedures guards, RCMP officers, civic they’ve endured. police, and prison guards. On the ride, the police The days before the ride officers will be stopping begins can be exciting, said at elementary schools and the team captain. businesses that have raised “It’s also a little dauntfunds for the cause, meeting ing,” Rosenberger said of thousands of students. They the annual ride. “You’ve got make a particular point of nine days in front of you, stopping at the schools of with not a lot of breaks.” junior team members, kids This is Rosenberger’s third who have been diagnosed consecutive ride with the with cancer. team which will take a windThe ride is made possible ing route that ranges from by a support crew of volunTsawwassen all the way up teers who set up everything the Fraser Valley to Hope Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance and haul everyone’s luggage, and Boston Bar. All the money raised by the Chris Rosenberger is this year’s team captain for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour keep the bikes in perfect working order, and make sure the Cops for Cancer cycling teams de Valley which starts Sept. 26. riders are fed and hydrated at goes towards kids with cancer Rosenberger. The team undertakes a series of all times. – the Canadian Cancer Society “They really look after us A Border Services Officer at monthly training rides starting in uses it to fund research into new so the only thing we have to the Pacific Highway crossing, the spring, gradually increasing and better treatments, and also do is pedal the bikes,” said Rosenberger has raised his permileage. The final training ride operates Camp Goodtimes, the before the Tour de Valley starts is Rosenberger. province’s only summer camp for sonal funds for the year, but he Without them, the ride still has a lot of extra work to do a 160 km ride, a full 100 miles. kids who have been in, or still wouldn’t be possible. as team captain. “Everybody’s been training are in, cancer treatment. “That’s the only way that we’re The captain position is taken up really hard,” said Rosenberger. Every officer must personally able to spread the message and by a new rider every year, and That’s important because some raise at least $5,000 for the charreach out to as many people as with it comes more responsibility days on the Tour will be more ity just to be allowed to particiwe do,” said Rosenberger. for logistics and challenging than pate. This year’s Tour de Valley has team fundraising. others. They also participate in a numalready raised almost $200,000 It can be difficult “Our mileber of group fundraising events, “Everybody’s been and will gather more donations in finding the time to age isn’t always and have to get in shape to ride training really hard.” the next week and while on the train along with evenly distributed approximately 900 kilometres Chris Rosenberger road. all the other work, over the days,” over nine days, with no days off. For more information, or to said Rosenberger. For about six months before the Rosenberger said. Training is There are a couple donate, visit www.copsforcanride, the team members are busy cerbc.ca. Information about the key. Some riders come to Cops of 60 km days at each end, but whether in their police uniforms, Tour de Valley, and its sister for Cancer with a lot of cycling four 100 km-plus days in a row or in their Cops for Cancer gear. tours based out of Vancouver, the experience, but others only ride in the middle, including the “You’re either training, or Island, and the Interior can be casually, with a few having not longest ride, a 130-plus ride up you’re fundraising, or you’re found there. been on a bike in years. the Fraser Canyon from Hope to planning a fundraiser,” said


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Driver perches atop post A motorist’s car got stuck in an unusual crash on Monday in downtown Langley City. by Matthew Claxton

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A driver in Langley City got stuck during a single-vehicle accident on Monday afternoon. The car was turning off 206th Street at an alley by a medical centre near 56th

Avenue in Langley City at about 1 p.m. when the crash took place. The driver hit a traffic control post just past the entrance to the alley. The silver Subaru climbed the post, and got stuck on top, with its two driver’s-side wheels in the air. Langley City deputy fire chief Bob Scott said the driver refused treatment from paramedics at the scene. “I think there was more embarrassment there than anything else,” Scott said. No pedestrians or other drivers were hurt in the crash.

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A brief crackdown caught a lot of distracted drivers in downtown Langley last week. by Matthew Claxton

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A two-day police crackdown on distracted drivers yielded a lot of tickets and a few arrests for more serious matters. On Sept. 17 and 18, Langley RCMP officers stationed themselves near busy intersections and pulled over drivers who were texting or talking on handheld phones while driving. Over just two hours each day, the officers

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issued 158 tickets, made arrests for drug possession and driving while prohibited, and impounded a vehicle. “Over half the tickets were issued for distracted driving, followed by seatbelt and intersection safety,” said Const. Craig Van Herk, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. The crackdown is part of a month-long provincial campaign involving both police and ICBC. It involved volunteers holding signs warning about distracted driving. If drivers ignored or missed this fair warning, they would soon pass plainclothes officers acting as spotters, then uniformed officers ready to pull them over and issue tickets. [Police crack down on distractions, Sept. 19, Langley Advance].

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Two necklaces belonging to a Langley senior vanished during a trip to the hospital.

FHA can’t take responsibility. “Unfortunately, it is not conclusive that your necklace was taking [sic] from you during your admission and care at the hospital,” said a letter from Doug Clouden, a risk management consultant with the health authority. by Matthew Claxton Ingenthron is upset with the response. mclaxton@langleyadvance.com For proof, he’s taking his mother’s Kim Ingenthron wants to know what word and the fact that she always wore happened to his elderly mother’s jewelry the necklaces. when she went into a Langley hospital for There’s no video evidence of her in an emergency visit this spring. the admitting room, because the data is Ingenthron’s 89-year-old mother Julie recorded over every few days. was admitted at Langley Memorial, hav“They have no policies there,” he said ing called an ambulance. of Fraser Health. A week later, she was A Fraser Health spokesreleased and prepared to person said there are “Wherever possible, head home, but when she some policies surrounding asked about her two neckvaluables that must be jewelry. laces, she was told they “While specific procedremoved are given to weren’t there. ures and policies vary family who are present between hospitals, in Ingenthron, who lives in Salmon Arm, said his general, jewelry is left on to keep safe for the mother has been clear a patient whenever pospatient.” – she came in at midnight, sible and only removed if Fraser Health Authority wearing the two pendants. required to provide patient A nurse took them off, care,” said a statement and she was told they from Fraser Health. “In were being put away for safekeeping. emergency situations patient care is the A nurse had to help remove the neckpriority. laces because Julie had an operation on “Wherever possible, valuables that her hand recently and couldn’t work the must be removed are given to family who clasps. are present to keep safe for the patient.” She was told they were to be taken to When a patient reports a possession the hospital cashier in an envelope, but missing, staff do a search and alert securthe cashier’s office wasn’t open at midity, according to the FHA. night. They encourage people not to bring Ingenthron and his mother have gone valuables to the hospitals, but did not to the Langley RCMP to file a report have a specific response to a question about the missing jewelry, and the police about people who come in under emerhave opened a file. gency circumstances. The RCMP say there’s little chance of Ingenthron said his mother doesn’t plan finding the jewelry, given the huge numon filing a lawsuit, as it would likely cost ber of people who move in and out of the as much as the jewelry is worth. hospital. Fraser Health says they may re-open However, the health authority says an investigation if an outside insurance there’s simply no evidence that Julie investigation suggests there has been Ingenthron was wearing any jewelry a loss, or that FHA’s investigation was when she was admitted at all, and the incomplete.

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A medical incident led to a crash and claimed the life of an Abbotsford man in Langley.

A Langley woman was a top fundraiser at this year’s 29th Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.

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An Abbotsford man was declared dead in hospital Sunday after he suffered a medical emergency and crashed in Langley City. The driver had just come off the 203rd Street overpass and turned east on 62nd Avenue at about 3 p.m., said Const. Craig Van Herk of the Langley RCMP. The man suffered some form of medical issue and his car veered through the westbound lane of the road, eventually coming to rest against a building. Fortunately, traffic was light and the man didn’t hit any other vehicles or pedestrians. He was airlifted to hospital and pronounced dead there. The crash did not actually cause him serious injury, and it’s though the medical issues were the main cause of death, said Van Herk. The man was just 57 years old, said Van Herk. Another serious crash took place on Friday when two Hondas collided in the 22400 block of 56th Avenue. One car landed in the ditch after the collision, and two adults and two children inside were all taken to hospital. The driver is believed to have suffered a broken bone, a male passenger had facial injuries, and both children had non-life threatening injuries. They were wearing seatbelts at the time, said Van Herk. The cause of the collision is under investigation, but alcohol and speed are not believed to have cause it.

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In her first year taking part in the 29th Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath (Trek), Langley cyclist Rita Wittmann raised nearly $7,000 for the BC Lung Association, tops among individual fundraisers.

Rita Wittmann was a key contributor amongst the cyclists raising funds for a worthwhile cause over the Sept. 7-8 weekend. The Langley resident joined 300 other cycling enthusiasts and event volunteers during the BC Lung Association’s 29th Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath (Trek). Trek is a two-day, 200-kilometre cycling fundraiser in support of vital lung health research, programs and clean air initiatives. It was Rita’s first time participating in the ride and she single-

handedly raised nearly $7,000 to support the BC Lung Association, making her this year’s top individual fundraiser. The event raised more than $200,000, thanks to donations from friends, family and coworkers. The total builds upon the $5.8 million previously raised by “Trekkers” during the event’s 29 year lifespan. BC Lung Association event organizer Kate Jarvis said, “The event has a real family feel with less fanfare than other, bigger commercial fundraisers but with a lot of heart and soul. It’s a grassroots affair that has grown over time – and there is a true sense of community amongst participants, many of whom meet here once a year and share in the spirit of giving back.”

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Ken Myles has seen his fair share of annoying petty crimes since moving into a 110-unit complex at 195th Street and Fraser Highway in 1997. But on Sept. 22 the fire alarm went off at about 4:45 a.m. after someone ditched a stolen car in the underground visitor parking area and set it ablaze. “It could have been catastrophic,” Myles said. He’s angry at the mindset of anyone who would set a car on fire under a three-storey, wood-frame

complex with people asleep above and with a care facility next door. Myles said there was a real danger of the gas tank exploding or the fire spreading to nearby vehicles and this borders on attempted homicide. “It’s got to be taken more seriously,” he said. He’d like to see more police patrols of the area. Surrey Fire Department sent three trucks and 12 firefighters from three halls. Deputy chief Larry Thomas said two sprinklers went off, helping contain the fire. Smoke from the burning vehicle filled several units in the building and had to be cleared out with fire deparment fans. “We did room to room checks with the tenants,”

Thomas added. The Surrey RCMP is investigating the incident that involved the torching of a 1995 Honda Accord. “Fortunately it is very rate that it is done in an underground parking area,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet. “Definately a lack of common sense or an understanding of what could have happened.” He said the registered owner lives in Brookswood but the vehicle parked in the area of 188th Street and 54th Avenue when stolen. The registered owner contacted the authorities mid-afternoon to report it stolen.

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Snapshot value of inconvenience

Few people are more vulnerable in traffic than pedestrian school children trying to negotiate school zones populated by distracted drivers who speed along without thought to the havoc they have the potential to wreak. A particularly sad fact is that some of the worst and most common offenders of school zone speed limits are parents who find themselves in a hurry to drop off their own kids before hurrying off to work. It doesn’t take much to knock down a little kid, especially when you have a thousand kilograms or so of self-powered plastic and metal to help you do the job. And the difference that just a few kilometres per hour make when a distracted driver – or a distracted school Scan child – spirals towards tragedy with is quite astounding. An American study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that pedestrian collisions with vehicle speeds at less than 20 miles per hour (30 km/h) result in serious injury or fatality in less than 20 per cent of cases. Up that speed to just 35 mph (55 km/h) and most of the kids hit will be killed or incapacitated. Any faster than that, and the numbers become downright appalling. Add to that the increased likelihood of hitting a pedestrian as speeds increase and reaction times decrease in the atmosphere of mayhem that surrounds schools during the school’s-in and school’s-out periods, and it becomes clear that speeding in school zones should not – cannot – be tolerated. The BC Liberals appear to remain committed to their politically popular – but strategically questionable – decision to axe photo radar in 2001. But the Union of B.C. Municipalities has a strong case for bringing it back, if only in school zones. We have to ask ourselves if a child’s life is worth less than the inconvenience of a speeding ticket arriving in the mail. – B.G.

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Learn from especially bad day years later, that having a bad day is not an excuse for making the day worse. I was speeding. Not by a huge margin, but nevertheless significantly enough to warrant notice. Bob Groeneveld And I got caught. editor@langleyadvance.com But instead of a stoic police officer asking for my driver’s licence and wordlessly writing out a ticket, I got a motorcycle cop who’d clearly Maybe we could outfit a few of our judges had enough of jerks like me ruining his perwith RCMP uniforms and send them out to do fectly good days. a bit of field work. He started out angry, wondering aloud at Or failing that (I suspect basic training in what kind of thoughtless jackass would risk Regina is somewhat more physically demandthe lives of his family and others on the road ing than law school) maybe we could send by driving like an idiot. them on a few ride-alongs. Then he got to the meat and potatoes: it was They need to see what actually happens a couple of days before Christmas, and experiwhen people having a bad day do something ence demanded that, by the time New Year’s stupid while driving. Eve rolled around, he would be called to a car We could call it the Especially Bad Day crash, and he would be awarded Reality Orientation Program. the dubious honour of telling a There are at least some judges husband or wife or their chilsitting on the benches in this I do not discount dren that a husband or wife or province and across Canada who the possibility that their children would never be need to be among the first to he saved my life coming home… because somelook inside the mangled wreckone like me had killed them. age of a car that contains the that day. He was saddened by the prosbodies – or the body parts – of pect. people who happened to come He made me feel like I was a piece of dirt across a driver who was having a bad day. that needed to be scraped off someone’s shoe. They need to have the opportunity to be And he made me slow down. involved in cleaning up the mess that comes I do not discount the possibility that he out of someone’s bad day. saved my life that day – and maybe other They need to be – at least for one moment in their lives – the police officer who has to go lives, too: lives of the people I love who ride to a stranger’s home with news that will make in my vehicle with me, or people I’ve never known who share the roads with me. the universe collapse right before their very Still to this day, when I catch myself in too eyes. much of a hurry, I think of him. I was once nearly the victim of someone And he saves my life again. who was having a bad day. She was upset, got Might I suggest that B.C. Supreme Court drunk, and headed off on the wrong side of Justice Miriam Gropper be placed near the the freeway, looking for someone to help her head of the list for our Especially Bad Day commit suicide. Reality Orientation Program? A relatively novice driver at the time, I bareHer handling of the case of Andelina ly got out of her way and ended with my car Hecimovic and the bad day that resulted in the in the ditch – but somehow without so much deaths of Beckie Dyer and Johnny De Oliveira as a scratch, on either myself or the car. suggests that she – and probably others of her When she got into the courtroom, the judge ilk – could really benefit from some of that blamed her, not her bad day. hands-on experience. I also was personally made to realize, a few

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Premier abridges HandyDART Dear Editor, Christy Clark announced that a new bridge will replace the George Massey Tunnel. Premier Clark said, “Congestion at the tunnel is frustrating for families and stalling the economy. A new bridge will improve travel times for transit, commuters and commercial users, and open the corridor up to future rapid transit options.” Time and time again, Ms. Clark has announced mega-projects, many P3, guaranteeing long-term profit. Sadly, while money can be found for bridges and making a four-lane highway to Prince George, the provincial government is ordering TansLink to cinch its belt. HandyDART, which provides a vital link to society for seniors and disabled people, has had its service hours cut

by TransLink, and that money given to taxis. Christy Clark claims to to the understand the frustration of families when it comes to commuting by cars, but is blind to the frustration of thousands of HandyDART users and their families refused rides and forced into taxis. In desperation, TransLink is trying to stem a tsunami with a band aid. It costs less to care for healthy people. HandyDART is an integral part of keeping people healthy. Safe public transportation for all is not a burden, it is a savings. Taxpayers do not object to their money spent wisely. Mark Beeching, Langley

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Drugs

InSite’s good defies government Dear Editor, Last week marked the tenth anniversary of the opening of InSite, Vancouver’s supervised injection facility. The facility has supervised two million injections without an overdose death, and has cut down on the transmission of needlesharing related diseases like HIV and hepatitis. Last week also marked the second anniversary of

the Supreme Court decision protecting InSite from the federal government’s attempts to shut it down. Last week also, unfortunately, brought us the deaths of two local individuals, as a result of what are being called heroin overdose deaths. Overdose deaths are a by-product of drug prohibition. Those two individuals, including a 15-yearold girl, could very well be

Royal Canadian Legion

Cloverdale colours farewell

Dear Editor, Hearty congratulations to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6 of Cloverdale who provided the colour party and conducted the military farewell for Ethel Lauder, Sergeant, Canadian Women’s Army Corps, WW2, who served overseas and recently passed away. The group, upon request, travelled to Langley, as the Langley Branch was unable to carry out the function, and they were only too pleased to do so on their own time and expense. On behalf of Ethel’s family and all of us who attended the memorial service at the Sharon United Church, thank you very much, Comrades. Mike Harvey, Langley

alive today, if the government didn’t spend our tax dollars ensuring that drugs are as impure and dangerous as possible, and that their production is handled by criminal organizations rather than pharmaceutical companies. Human beings have always used drugs and always will use drugs. We won’t be a just and respectable society until we give up the insane notion that a “drug-free” society is a possible or even desirable goal. Maybe we can start by dropping the disgusting language that is used to dehumanize drug users (a.k.a. junkies), and listen to medical professionals and the scientific literature, instead of politicians who have precisely zero expertise when it comes to pharmacology and psychology. To anyone who has ever worked at InSite or lobbied on their behalf, thank you. You are a true hero. Travis Erbacher, Langley

Animal welfare

Cats poop without responsibility Dear Editor, You poop, I poop, and we both put it where it’s supposed to go. I’m guessing that L.J. Shaw [All of God’s creatures poop, Sept. 17 Letters, Langley Advance] doesn’t have any pets, or has cats, because I pick up after my dog(s) at the park and at home. As a matter of fact, I also pay a company to come and pick up the poop scooped at home, to dispose of it properly. What I object to is that I have to scoop more cat poop than dog poop in my front garden, and now for whatever reason, also my back garden, as the cats are now coming over the fence. So now I am not only paying for the disposal of the deposits of my own dogs, I’m paying for the disposal of the deposits of the cats living in my neighbourhood. I don’t object to God’s creatures poop-

ing, what I do object to, is that I have to pay for a licence for my dogs and I also have to pick up after my dogs (or I can be fined), but cat owners have no obligation other than to let them (the cats) out in the morning, and have no responsibility to clean up what they (the cats) leave in other people’s gardens, not to mention the incredible urine smell they leave behind. That was my point. And I stand by my previous statement. If I catch a cat in my yard, it will be taken to LAPS or the BCSPCA, and then the owner can be held accountable. It’s the same as having kids: as a parent, your are responsible for their behaviour and activities. I pay to have a dog, and I pay for the clean-up. Can a cat-owner say the same? D. Atkinson, Langley

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Neighbourhood mall opened An outdoor market-like festival was held in the growing area of Willoughby Saturday. by Roxanne Hooper

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A few live performances delivered music across the field as visitors walked from tent to tent.

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Foodies go wild on tour Feast of Fields 2013 was a gastronomical overload for those who love food, beverages, and farming. by Ronda Payne

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Nine-year-old Nandini Sharma, of Surrey, cuddled a few different bunnies at the Aldor Acres petting zoo set up at the Willoughby Town Centre grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 21. described this as a nine-phase, $156 million investment with more than 340 residential homes as well.

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Ted Baumann of Krause Berry Farms and Estate Wineries ensured wine glasses were filled with samples of the new fruit wines. on to relax and listen to live music. A silent auction also kept visitors on hand to perhaps go for a second round. If you missed this year’s Feast of Fields, take heart – another will come around again next year.

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Ever wanted to roam a farmer’s field with a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, tasting delicious food and drink on the way? Perhaps you can next year, if you missed the 2013 Feast of Fields event held at Krause Berry Farms and Estate Wineries on Sept. 8. Feast of Fields has been put on by Farm Folk City Folk for the past 20 years. The organization is a non-profit society working towards a sustainable food system. To that end, this year’s Feast of Fields had a surprisingly solid turnout by farming and farming-supportive groups providing information and education. Several consumer-based workshops were held, including those that discussed growing garlic, fermenting sauerkraut, and garden planning. However, despite the highlight of farming support, it’s always the food and beverages that keep visitors milling about. Local wineries on site included Langley’s own Township 7 Winery, Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery, and Vista D’Oro Farms and Winery, among many other local and far-flung vintners and brewers. Tasty, one or two-bite sized sampler dishes were offered by Langley’s Seasonal 56 and many Vancouver (and beyond) eateries. When bellies were too full and pallets had been moistened, there was plenty of grass to stretch out

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Fundraising Gordon Greenwood Elementary The school is having a test drive fundraiser with Ford from 10am-4pm on Sept. 28 at 9175 206th St. Child care is available. Barbecue is 11am-2pm, and there will be a concession, prizes, and more to raise money for new technology.

Clubs/meetings Langley Field Naturalists The monthly meeting is at 7:15 pm, at the Langley Community Music School, 4899-207 St. The Sept. 26 meeting features photographer John Gordon on

birding in the Lower Mainland and beyond. Open to all. Info: langleyfieldnaturalists.org or 604-888-1787. Langley Newcomers and Friends This non-profit community-minded group is open to women of all ages, and meets at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre at 7:15pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Info: Dawn, 1-250-878-4617 or Kathleen, 604 530-8665 or email langleynewcomers@hotmail. com. Valley Women’s Network The evening chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Sunrise Banquet

Centre, 188th Street and Highway 10 at 6:30pm. The group involves business networking, business practices, health, safety and more. $23 for members, $26 non-members, $30 drop-in. Reservations and info: Eleanor, 604-530-7304 or EveningReservations@ ValleyWomensNetwork.com. You’ve Gotta Have Friends The community group encourages inclusion for all people and is located at 20510 Fraser Hwy. (McBurney Lane). Info: 604-534-6546 or www.youvegottahavefriends.ca. Ongoing activities: Drop in: Monday and Friday, 2-4pm.

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uals wanting to be members can contact Ernie Bayer, 604576-9734, fax 604-576-9733, or ecbayer2@gmail.com. Food and Friends Langley Meals on Wheels has a program for seniors (55+) to share a nutritious lunch along with socializing and guest speakers. Lunch costs $5. RSVP in advance to the number listed. 11:30am-1pm Aldergrove • Bob’s Bar n’ Grill, 27083 Fraser Hwy.: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-857-7725 • Otter Co-Op: 3600 248 St.: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-607-6923. Brookswood • Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave.: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. RSVP: 604-590-3888 Fort Langley • Parish of St. George Church, 9160 Church St.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-888-7782. Langley City • Choo Choo’s Restaurant, 20550 Fraser Hwy.: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940. • Yanaki Sushi, 20477 Fraser Hwy.: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940 • Flourishing Chinese Restaurant, 20472 Fraser Hwy.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940. North Langley • Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. RSVP: 604-882-0408. • Renaissance Retirement Residence, 6676 203 St.: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-539-0571. Volunteers needed for the various gatherings – about two to three hours twice per month. Contact Langley Meals on Wheels, 604-533-1679 or shannon@langleymealsonwheels. com. Seniors housing counselling The Langley Seniors Resource Centre has help with housing options in Langley. Drop in Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm or make an appointment. Info: 604 530-3020, ext 319. Langley Seniors Resource Society 20605 51B Ave., 604-530-3020 Outreach programs: information and referral, Telephone Buddy, and seniors counsellors. Call for more information. Better at Home: The program provides transportation and shopping assistance, friendly visitors and light housekeeping. Subsidies are available. Seniors Housing Counsellors:

Carrier Saturday October 12th, 2013 10 am to 4 pm, Downtown Fort Langley. Rain or Shine!

provide information about housing options here. Drop in Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm or make an appointment. Info: 604 530-3020, ext. 319 Coffee and Connecting Support Group, and Flying Solo for 55plus solos, both groups meet Tuesdays at 10am. Birthday Socials: $6, held once every two months Sharing and Caring Socials: (will resume in 2014). Seniors produce Seniors can get a bag of fruits and vegetables on the first Tuesday of the month for $5. The program is through Langley Meals on Wheels in cooperation with Langley City, Fraser Health, the Langley Seniors Resource Centre and the Seniors Community Action Table. Pick up is at Douglas Recreation Centre and the Langley Seniors Resource Centre. Delivery available for those unable to pick up. Book: Rec centre, 604-5142865 or seniors centre, 604-5303020.

Support Epilepsy support group The Centre for Epilepsy in British Columbia invited parents, families, friends and anyone affected by epilepsy to a meeting 7-8:30pm on the last Wednesday of the month at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. The next meeting is Sept. 25. Get resources and information. No meetings over Christmas and summer. Info: 1-888-9SEIZURE or www. epilepsy.ca.

Other Blood donor clinics Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book. Sept. 24: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave. Sept. 29: 9:30am-4:30pm Cloverdale Catholic Parish Centre, 17475 59th Ave. Oct. 5: 10am-5pm Walnut Grove Lutheran Church, 20530 88th Ave. Oct. 8: 1-8pm Trinity Western University Reimer Student Centre Tenancy issues A free housing workshop on residential tenancy issues (the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants) is 1:30-3:30pm on Oct. 9 at the Langley Seniors’ Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Sign up in advance at 604530-3020. Open to all. Drop-ins welcome.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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City wins award for being friendly to businesses

Langley City has been recognized for its friendly atmosphere for small business.

Langley City’s work on the business front earned it an Open for Business Award from a provincial business group. The B.C. Small Business Roundtable gave out Open for Business awards to seven B.C. municipalities, including Langley City, during the recent Union of B.C. Municipalities annual meeting on Sept. 20. Award evaluations were based on local measures that make it easier to do business in that community, including enhancing small-business competitiveness, recognizing the contributions of small businesses to the community, and promoting the principles of the B.C. Small Business Accord. The evaluation criteria reflected the accord by recognizing that when small businesses are celebrated and supported by their communities, they

are more likely to be competitive and fortunate to benefit from the supinnovative. port programs and marketing efforts In addition to the City of Langley, of the Downtown Langley Business this year’s recipients include Central Association and Greater Langley Saanich, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Fort Chamber of Commerce.” St. James, Kelowna and Penticton. The B.C. Small Business As an incentive to Roundtable was estabpromote an open“You help support small lished in 2005 to be the for-business culture, voice for small business business and live the government is proto government. Through spirit of the B.C. Small viding $10,000 to its diverse sector each winning commembership of smallBusiness Accord.” munity to fund a business owners and Naomi Yamamoto local, small-business association leaders, the friendly program roundtable helps govthat aligns with the principles of the ernment develop strategies to support B.C. Small Business Accord. the growth and success of small busi“The City of Langley is a vibrant ness throughout the province. business centre in Metro Vancouver “Communities across our province and its unique attributes, combined can look to the winners for best pracwith supportive local government tices and help make B.C. the most policies, programs and services, make small-business friendly jurisdiction it the place to be for business,” said in Canada. Congratulations to the Acting Mayor Ted Schaffer. “I am winners,” said Naomi Yamamoto, very proud to be part of a team with Minister of State for Tourism and talented and dedicated staff who are Small Business. “Every day, you committed to providing exceptional help support small business and live customer service and innovative the spirit of the B.C. Small Business initiatives. We are also extremely Accord.”

Langley City Acting Mayor Ted Schaffer was joined for Tourism and Small Business Minister Naomi Yamamoto (left) and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes for the awards presentation.

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wish to thank all the supporters and buyers at the PNE Auction 2013

THANK YOU! Semiahmoo Glass Super Save Group of Companies - Phil Vandekerhove Kenmarank Farms - Gary and Lisa Keis PNE Agriculture Department Customline Building - Ian and Christy Kerr Aldergrove Credit Union - Gus Hartl Ennis Meats – Mark Ennis Don McKinnon and Darlene James South Alder Farms - Harvey and Suzie Krause Mike Strong - Redline Refrigeration Ltd.

Chad Heringers - Heringers Olde Fashioned Meats Grit High and Nayda McNeil Sharon Hardy of Pat Anderson Insurance Ltd. Art Dekker of Westform Metals Ltd. Ken Humphrey & Ron Davidson of Country Lumber Ltd. Langley Albert & Ryan DeLange of J&D Farmers Dairy Service Ltd. Glenn Jenkins & Scott Rexworthy of Country Lumber Ltd. Langley Jeff & Debbie Paul of Fox ‘n’ Hounds Pub Aldergrove Stu Morrison of Northland Mechanical Contracting Ltd. Brad & Dawn Astbury of Fort Fabrication & Welding Ltd. Cecil Annett The Bug Lady - Gail Macadam Julian Tile- Renato Baldo Friesen Construction, Ken Friesen Geoffrey & Cathy Kieft Brian and Heather Gilliland Darcy and Karen White – Ydenberg Properties Limited Chris Godwin – Kane Shannon & Weiler

Precision Auto - Scott and Jackie Waddle Fraser Valley Refrigeration - Brian Krafte Johnson Packers - Pat Goebel Carole Olsen PNE - Mike McDaniel Goldenview Farms - John and Kathy Hope Murray & Marnie Wooding Smith Electric- Brian Smith Aldor Acres Ltd. - Dorothy and Albert Anderson Bonetti Meats Otter Co-op Ritchie Smith Feeds Langley Agricultural Association

MEMBERS of the Langley 4H Beef and Swine Club

Brianna, Jared, Gabriel, Reid, Dustin, Gillian, Sarah, Clare, Isaac, Ashley, Madison, Mitchell, Kaylee, Julia, Brandon, Trevor, Sarah, Jonathan, Benjamin, Jeremiah, Abigail, Monica, Gabriela, Cassi, Mikayla, Ben, Ayden and Jordan CLUB LEADERS: Gail Macadam, Kristina Koch and Grant Sauer


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Liz Crawford

Jason Howlett

JOEL

SHARON

TYLER

THE SCHACTER TEAM

DENIS

Jeff Streifel

Kim Streifel

Scott Moe, PREC

Gary Hooge, PREC

Tuesday, Septembe r 24, 2013

Al Bainbridge

Langley’s Consistent

Will Rempel

Clare Player

Laura DeNobriga

Bob Kalo

Kathleen Christensen

Doug & Krista Gilbert

Alistair Young, PREC

Jeremy

Pamela Omelaniec

Brian Horn

Kevin Horn

Deanna Horn

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#1 Real Estate Office*

*Based on 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011… and again in 2012 MLS sales statistics both in units sold and dollar volume.

Cherri Chalifour

Reece Falk

Sandra Ennis

Mike Wilson

TREELAND REALTY

604-533-3491

Steve Klassen, PREC

Dale Popowich

KIm Smith

NEW LISTING: FOREST HILLS 3 BDRM + GAMES RM

NEW LISTING: THE ESPRIT 2 BEDROOM & DEN

NEW LISTING: THE GROVE 2 BEDROOM & DEN

#37 8890 Walnut Grove Dr. Enjoy your mountain view in this bright and spacious 2 bedroom home. Open concept with hardwood floors on the main, brand new carpet upstairs, new dishwasher, washer/dryer, and blinds! Freshly painted inside, this home has been very well maintained throughout. Enjoy your view from your balcony or relax and entertain in your own backyard. Located walking distance to the rec centre, shopping, park & walking trails.

21396 87th Place Designers own home, absolutely stunning 2 storey 3 Bedroom and Games room home updated throughout. New Exterior Paint, New Interior Paint, Modern kitchen with Caesarstone countertops, accented with Marble backsplash, Fisher Paykel Fridge and microwave, beautifully finished Fir Floors, Custom Blinds, Custom Front Door, beautifully landscaped backyard with gorgeous deck for entertaining and the list goes on and on. This home truly is a 10! Great cul de sac location and 2 minute walk to the park.

#208 19340 65 Ave. The Esprit, Stunning corner unit, one of the largest floor plans available. This great room design features 2 balconies, one of which over looks the greenbelt, 2 bedrooms plus a den large enough to be used as a 3rd bedroom. Beautiful kitchen with Granite countertops w/eating bar, Stainless Steel appliances, built in microwave, wide plank laminate floors, freshly painted throughout and crown moulding. Both bathrooms have granite countertops and tile floors. Added convenience of 2 parking spots, storage right across the hallway, and a great club house w/ fitness room, media room, and guest room suite.

#305 8929 202 St. The Grove, This bright 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, plus Den home is conveniently located close to Everything! This home features all the modern comforts with laminate flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, built in microwave, over sized windows and a generous balcony great for entertaining. Keyless garage and lobby entry, visitor parking, bike room, and storage area at parking level. Seconds to freeway access.

Call Dave Robles 604-533-3491

Call Dave Robles 604-533-3491

Call Dave Robles 604-533-3491

Call Dave Robles 604-533-3491

WORK LIVE SITE

REDUCED TO $499,000

NEW LISTING $540,000

21188 83B AVE.

0 ,00 4 1 $3 Jim Hughston

Dave Robles, PREC

Nancy Pinchin

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5678 199th St. Two entrances, can be rented separately. Income potential $1800. Upstairs - 2 bed 1 bath condo - 908 sq ft - Laundry room Downstairs - 871 sq ft shop - 1 bathroom - tons of visitor parking - 10x10 Garage bay door

Toni Kelly

Pam Stadnik

Bridget Dunbar

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Casey Zandbergen

- 1400 sq ft Rancher - 1/2 Acre property fully serviced - 20 x 20 detached garage - 20 x 23 carport

Call Garth Olson at 604-533-3491

Call Garth Olson at 604-533-3491

- 7 Bed 6 Bath - 4081 sq ft 2 Storey w/basement - 2 Bed suite downstairs - Granite, Real Hardwood and more - Tons of outdoor space for tenant - Close to all new amenities

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Great first home or rental unit for the investment minded. Spacious & bright, 2 bedroom condo. Spotless unit features large bedrooms, a peaceful setting with elevated patio overlooking a treed area, good sized deck, pantry/storage area, large windows, gas fireplace & underground parking. Centrally located close to schools, shopping, and transit. Quick possession possible. Won’t last at this price, so call today!

Spacious & well maintained 3 bdrm/3 bath unit in desir3 $3 able Murrayville Glen. Open kitchen layout offers plenty of cupboard space & option for eating area or family room. Bright & airy dining & living rooms feature gas fireplace and adjacent large, private patio. Family-oriented & pet–friendly complex & neighbourhood close to all Murrayville amenities. You won’t be disappointed, call today!

Ground level 2 bdrm/2 Bath townhouse in desirable CHELSEA GREEN. Unit features 1,548 sq ft of open living space with infloor heating throughout. Large, private south facing patio overlooking treed area. Large master and second bedroom are spacious and bright. Relax in a secure, gated community with all the clubhouse amenities! Well-managed, 19+ and pet friendly. Just listed, call today!

Call Steve Klassen at 604-534-3008

Call Steve Klassen at 604-534-3008

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Garth Olson

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21125 92B Ave. - 2250 sq ft basement entry home - 3 bed and office or 4 bedrooms - Huge sundeck off kitchen - Quiet street near all levels of school - Very private, treed backyard - One bedroom Suite w/covered patio

- 2 Bed 1 Bath

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21677 Maxwell Cr.

0 ,90 9 5 $1

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LangleyAdvance

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 19, 2013

WaterWeeks, hosted by Langley Environmental Partners Society in partnership with the Township of Langley, is an annual series of events designed to encourage citizen participation in environmental conservation. WaterWeeks provides opportunity for residents of all ages to engage in a variety of activities to experience, appreciate, and take action to protect our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watercourses, watersheds, groundwater, and wildlife habitats.

EXPLORE. ENGAGE. EXPERIENCE. tol.ca

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

MESSAGE FROM THE LEPS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Welcome to WaterWeeks 2013 Here in the Township of Langley we are fortunate to enjoy clean drinking water, healthy wildlife habitat, and lush green spaces. To ensure these valuable natural assets are available for upcoming generations, they must be protected and respected. When it comes to enhancing our environment, everyone has a part to play. During WaterWeeks 2013, people of all ages and interests can learn what it takes to protect our groundwater, watercourses, watersheds, and air quality. A number of fun and educational events will be offered by individuals, groups, and community organizations to help the public learn about our water resources and the environment, and what we can do to preserve them. WaterWeeks gets underway on Sunday, September 29, with the BC Rivers Day Community Festival in Williams Park. Please join us for a day of streamside planting, live entertainment, crafts and activities, displays, and food. On behalf of Township of Langley Council, welcome to WaterWeeks 2013. We hope you participate, learn, and enjoy.

LEPS is proud to once again host the annual BC Rivers Day Festival and WaterWeeks 2013 in partnership with the Township of Langley. We are delighted by the many excellent events planned just for you. LEPS is a unique non-profit, charitable organization that encourages community participation to achieve our mission of protecting and restoring the natural environment through education, cooperation, and action. LEPS aims to inspire Langley residents to take steps towards sustainability by conserving water, reducing waste, making greener transportation choices, and cutting chemical use in your home and garden. No effort is too small to make a big difference. Bring your friends and family to the Rivers Day Festival and WaterWeeks events, and engage in grassroots environmental initiatives in Langley throughout the year. Together, we make Langley a healthy community, because water is in our nature. See you outside!

Sincerely,

Nichole Marples LEPS Executive Director Jack Froese Mayor

BC

RIVERS DAY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Williams Park | 6595 - 238 Street 11:00am - 3:00pm FREE ADMISSION

Join the Township of Langley and LEPS for the annual world celebration of waterways at BC Rivers Day. This year’s free family event offers 25 interactive displays and activity booths, including: • All Star Circus • Birdhouse building • ‘Creek Peek’ of juvenile salmon and aquatic bugs • Life size salmon board game • Stream Care Puppet Theatre • Streamside tree planting

Free on-site barbeque lunch provided by Salmon River Enhancement Society The festival features live performances by: • juggling comedy show, Eli's Circus • Langley-based Dixieland jazz ensemble, the Genuine Jug Band • popular family entertainer, Tony Prophet

For more information on any WaterWeeks activities tol.ca/waterweeks ! waterweeks@tol.ca 604.532.3511


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WATERWEEKS EVENTS

Registration required for all events • 604.532.3511 or waterweeks@tol.ca

Farm Fresh Bus Tour

Join us for an intimate tour highlighting the importance of our local food system. Participants will board a bus and visit local farms and wineries while learning why it’s important to support and sustain our local growers and producers. A locally-sourced lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Date: Time: Place: Cost:

Saturday, October 5 10:00am – 3:00pm Park and ride from the Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue Free

West Creek Wetland Walk Take a guided tour through this not-yet-publicly-accessible parkland. This 160 acre gem is one of the largest areas of wildlife habitat in Langley. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open to spot some of the nearly 170 animals that use the site, including up to 18 endangered or threatened species. The walk is hosted by Glen Valley Watersheds Society and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Date: Time: Place: Cost:

Green Wednesday Film Screening: Mysteries of the Great Lakes Explore the inland seas and discover the dramatic story of human degradation and redemption. The Great Lakes are home to varied wildlife, and 40 million Canadians and Americans rely on the lakes for water. Over the past hundred years, the Great Lakes have experienced some of the worst environmental atrocities in North America, but are now the subject of one of the most extensive cleanup projects in history. Discover how humanity has brought these lakes to the brink of destruction and back. Registration required: 604.599.3247 or betty.cunnin@kwantlen.ca Date: Time: Place: Cost:

Wednesday, October 9 7:00 - 9:30pm Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Room 1030 20901 Langley Bypass Free (pay parking in effect)

Sunday, October 6 1:30 – 4:00pm West Creek Wetlands; exact location provided upon registration Free

See next page for more events

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WATERWEEKS EVENTS

Registration required for all events • 604.532.3511 or waterweeks@tol.ca

Voyageur Canoe Paddle Paddle in a 10-person Voyageur canoe for a unique hands-on look at the Bedford Channel, guided by the Fort Langley Canoe Club. Personal floatation devices, paddles, and instruction provided. No experience required but active participation is expected. Space is limited. 11. Registration required prior to October 11 Date: Time: Place: Cost:

Saturday, October 19 9:00 - 11:00am Meet at the Langley Rowing and Paddling Centre 1, 9277 Glover Road, Fort Langley Free

Streamside Clean Up Slip on your gum boots, grab your family, friends, and neighbours, and head out to Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove. Explore the creek side and help enhance fish habitat prior to spawning while removing garbage. All equipment and refreshments provided. Event hosted in partnership with the Yorkson Watershed Stewardship Committee and the Township of Langley Adopt-a-Program, in recognition of Waste Reduction Week. Date: Time: Place:

Cost:

Saturday, October 12 10:00am - 12:00pm Yorkson Creek; meet at water park in Walnut Grove Community Park 89 Avenue and Walnut Grove Drive Free

Dig in ! Tree Planting Exercise your planting skills. Learn how trees and plants encourage healthy habitats for salmon and wildlife. Supplies and refreshments provided. Sturdy footwear required. Rain or shine; dress for the weather. Aldergrove Plant sedges, rushes, willows, and shrubs in the newly constructed Pepin Marsh. Provide habitat for amphibians, and create a beautiful wetland to attract wildlife. Bring a small hand shovel. Place: Date: Time:

Aldergrove Regional Park; meet at Pepindale Nursery 262 - 272 Street Tuesday, October 15 – Friday, October 18 10:00am – 2:00pm

Campbell Valley Plant native vegetation as part of a habitat restoration project along 200 Street. Hosted by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. For more information, call 604.530.4983. Place: Date: Time:

Campbell Valley Park; meet at office 1558 - 200 Street Saturday, October 5 9:45am – 1:00pm

Walnut Grove Plant native trees and shrubs to help out-compete the invasive blackberry. Place: Date: Time:

Derby Hills Park; meet at trail head 20400 block 98 Avenue Sunday, October 6 10:00am - 2:00pm

Murrayville Help establish an arboretum at a newly developing park by planting trees. Sponsored by TD Green Streets and the Township of Langley. Place: Date: Time:

Old Yale Park; north east corner of 224 Street and Old Yale Road; access from Old Yale Road Saturday, October 19 10:00am - 2:00pm

tol.ca/waterweeks

! waterweeks@tol.ca

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

LangleyAdvance

Looking 1983: Fire guts Lochiel back… approval for a $12 million referendum to do something about the district’s chronic lack of classroom space.

Thirty Years Ago

September 14, 1983

Langley’s history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance. Seventy Years Ago

September 16, 1943

• Corporal Bjorkman of Aldergrove was wounded while serving with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry.

Discover the benefits of cooking with natural gas at fortisbc.com/naturalgascooking.

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September 15, 1993

• Magistrate Maurice Mulligan sentenced a Vancouver man to 18 months suspended sentence for theft of gasoline from a local sand and gravel company. Two local motorists were fined $20 and $25, respectively, for speeding.

Forty Years Ago

Ten Years Ago

• Langley School Board asked the provincial Ministry of Education to speed up

• Between them, Terry Fox Runs in Walnut Grove, Murrayville, Aldergove,

September 17, 1953

Eight out of ten chefs prefer cooking with natural gas. It offers instant flame and precise temperature control, helping you make the most of all your culinary creations.

Twenty Years Ago

• Langley Township and City agreed to continue to operate the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre jointly, but a vaunted new ice arena would not be shared between them any time soon, as the City stated it was not committed to “financially participate.” • Canada’s first Montessori junior high school opened in Langley. • In light of public concerns about the expense, Township council took a second look at its proposal for a new $5 million works yard – and decided to go ahead with it. • Langley City passed a bylaw banning mobile homes, deeming them not suitable as living spaces.

Sixty Years Ago

Natural gas. Good for aspiring chefs.

• An arsonist tried to torch Lochiel Elementary School, but damage was limited to a single classroom, which was gutted. • Local Progressive Conservative MP Bob Wenman was appointed Deputy Defence Critic.

• Eighty Brookswood homeowners petitioned council to have their area named a fire zone. They called for a plebiscite to raise $7,000 for a firehall and equipment.

Fifty Years Ago

September 19, 1963

September 13, 1973

September 16, 2003

and Langley City raised more than $15,500 to fight cancer. • Abbotsford was having trouble getting Township councillors to allow it to operate a dog pound in Langley. • MP Randy White announced that he would seek re-election in Abbotsford, after the riding boundaries were redrawn, leaving the Canadian Alliance without a candidate in the new Langley riding. • Local federal Liberals formed a group to lobby their party for stiffer penalties for marijuana grow operators.

September 19, 2003

• Adding to the complexity of former Township Councillor Heather McMullan’s court battles stemming from comments she made in 1999, she announced that she was beginning proceedings against the Township and her insurance company for refusing to pay legal costs in her libel defence against former Mayor John Scholtens. She had lost a similar case brought against her by Scholtens supporter Gregory Thomas, but in that case, the Township had covered her costs of nearly $650,000. • The Fraser Health Authority’s plan to contract out all hospital housekeeping put 85 Langley Memorial Hospital employees’ jobs in jeopardy.

G R E AT E R L A N G L E Y C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

2013BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS Have you purchased your Business Excellence Awards tickets yet?

A $33,863 DENT IN HUNGER.

Our 2013 Making a Dent food drive raised a record $33,863 in cash and items for the Salvation Army food bank, including matching donations by Craftsman Collision. Thanks to the hundreds of donors and volunteers who helped pitch in to this most worthy cause.

The Business Excellence Awards evening is attended each year by influential community and business leaders. This exclusive event offers you the opportunity to recognize businesses, organizations and business people who demonstrate outstanding innovation, growth, ethics, customer service and contributions to the community.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Cascades Casino Resort Ballroom ~ 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley Tickets: $75.00 + GST YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS: • At the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce (#1 – 5761 Glover Road, Langley) • By calling 604-530-6656 • Online at www.langleychamber.com NEW THIS YEAR … BOOK A TABLE OF 8 AND YOU WILL BE RECOGNIZED AS A TABLE SPONSOR! • Table recognition placard at your VIP table • Quarter page corporate promotion featured in event program • Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce website • Recognition following the event in the Langley Advance, the Langley Times and the Chamber Website For more Business Excellence details please visit www.langleychamber.com or call 604-530-6656.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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What’s popping? Brayden Tanner, twoand-a-half, wore a popcorn bucket on his head while taking in the Langley Rivermen’s B.C. Hockey League home opener against the Coquitlam Express Friday at the Langley Events Centre. Brayden and his family were among the 2,318 fans who watched the Express spoil the Rivermen’s home debut by beating them 6-2. See story on page A25.

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Minerals a family affair for Langley rock hounds Families were drawn to B.C. Lapidary Society’s Fraser Valley show. by Roxanne Hooper rhooper@langleyadvance.com

When it comes to family traditions, the Moore family shares a keen interest in rocks and gems. In fact, Alan Moore, and his two daughters Dian Grant and Lynda Moore were among a few hundred in attendance at the annual Fraser Valley Rock and Gem show in Aldergrove this weekend.

Alan has been a rock hound for the past 15 to 20 years. He bought a rock tumbler, and before he knew it, he was immersed in rock and lapidary community. And, while his girls have always been supportive of Alan’s hobby, more recently Dian – a Fort Langley resident – admitted to having dabbled with a few rocks. They made up just one of many families in attendance at the annual show held in Aldergrove’s Old Age Pensioners hall this past weekend.

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pieces of jewelry, and also selling individual rocks and gems. Then, there was sevenyear-old Hayden Klassen, a Surrey youngster, who attended the show with his mother Moira. This child took up the hobby a few years back and was probably the youngest rock hound in the room. He scampered between the dozen or so exhibitors, proudly showing off a garnet he’d found while gold panning with his mother and grandfather the day before in Yale. But it was the contents

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Rivermen work double overtime to edge Express The Langley juniors held off the host Coquitlam Express, winning 5-4 in double overtime on Saturday.

Langley Rivermen’s Kevan Kilistoff and Coquitlam Express’s Daniell Lange raced for a loose puck Friday at the Langley Events Centre. The Express defeated the Rivermen 6-2.

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the final five goals of the game in a 6-2 victory. Rivermen 5, Express 4 (double OT) Making the Rivermen’s win on Saturday all the more impressive was the fact they went into the game with a depleted roster. Forward James Robinson was by Troy Landreville serving the first part of a twosports@langleyadvance.com game suspension for what the The Langley Rivermen weren’t referee believed to be a blow going let this one slip away from to the head of a Coquitlam them Saturday at Coquitlam’s player during the first period of Poirier Sports and Leisure Friday’s contest. Centre. Also out of the lineup were The ’Men built a 4-2, first-perRivermen defenceman Travis iod lead before the host Maxwell and forward Coquitlam Express rallied Nathan Craft (injured), to tie the score at 4-4 and blueliner Chris View before the end of regulaForney (personal reason). photos tion. “I’m happy to see the with But the Rivermen were guys respond the way the ones celebrating at they did,” Rivermen head night’s end, as Kevan coach Bobby Henderson or online Kilistoff scored the winsaid. “It was a pretty ner during the second gutsy performance and overtime period to lift the we had to work to get visitors to a 5-4 victory. it done. Coquitlam was The result gave the good again.” ’Men a win and a regulation Henderson stressed that the loss against the Express in their Rivermen get off to a good home-and-home, B.C. Hockey start Saturday and the players League weekend series. responded. The night before at the Langley’s Matt Ustaski opened Langley Events Centre, the the scoring 2:49 into the game. Express battled back from a 2-1, A shorthanded goal by captain second period deficit by scoring Mitch McLain at the 9:41 mark

Langley Rivermen forward Jakob Reichert celebrated after scoring his first goal of the season Friday at the Langley Events Centre. Reichert’s goal was the last one the ’Men scored on the night, as the visiting Coquitlam Express came away with a 6-2 victory. Troy Landreville Langley Advance

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of the first period followed by Rosenthal with 10:24 to go in a powerplay marker from Will the third to tie the game at 4-4. Cook (set up by McLain) just After a scoreless first overtime, under five minutes later made it Kilistoff scored 2:29 into double 3-0 Rivermen. overtime when he backhanded The Express rallied with goals the puck past Express goaltender from Adam Smith and Canon Pierce Dushenko for the winning Pieper 2:14 apart to marker. make it a one-goal Henderson “I’m happy to see the game, 3-2, with less said Coquitlam than three minutes guys respond the way deserved the remaining in the overtime point. they did.” first period. “You’ve Bobby Henderson But with 1:41 got to give left in the openCoquitlam ing frame, the credit,” he Rivermen’s Jakob said. “They Reichert scored as Langley carare a good team and they’ll be ried a 4-2 lead into the intermistrouble to handle all year.” sion. Rivermen 6, Express 2 Then, over the next 40 minThe ’Men looked in control utes, the Express held the in the second period of their Rivermen off the scoreboard home opener in front of a decent while getting a shorthanded goal crowd of 2,318 fans at the LEC. from Jace Henning at the 14:54 After McLain scored a powermark of the second frame and play goal 4:09 into the second a powerplay marker from Ryan period to tie the game at 1-1,

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Reichert snapped home his first of the season from the slot to give the home team a 2-1 lead. But a fluke goal from Bo Pieper, whose pass ricocheted off the skate of a Rivermen defenceman and past Langley goaltender James Barr, seemed to change the momentum. Fifty-six seconds later, Coquitlam’s Adam Rockwood moved in alone from the blueline in before backhanding the puck past Barr to give the Express a 3-2 lead. The Express added insurance in the third frame with goals from Rosenthal (on a powerplay at the 14-minute mark) and back-to-back tallies from Pieper at 14:55 and with 38 seconds to go in regulation, to round out the game’s scoring. “We had trouble getting it going pretty much all night,” Henderson said.

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visiting Valley Huskers by a 54-7 count. The win improves the Rams’ record to 6-2 with two games remaining in their B.C. Football Conference season. Langley sits in a three-way tie with the Raiders and Okanagan Sun (both with 6-2 records) at the top of the six-team BCFC. “It’s a good monkey to get off your back, to come back from a loss and get a win,” Rams coach Ted Kirby said. Kirby’s emotions were tempered by the fact that the Huskers from Chilliwack came to Langley with small numbers. He said the visitors’ skeleton crew played their hearts out in difficult circumstances.

“It was one of those nights where the guys were squeezing [their sticks] a little bit,” Henderson added. “Part of it was, we got away from what was working. We had some success keeping the pucks low and got away from that. There were some sloppy turnovers and stuff early in season that we’re trying to iron out.” The Rivermen are an encouraging 3-10-1, identical to the Express, as the two

rivals share the lead atop the BCHL’s Mainland Division, each with seven points. The ’Men will spend the weekend on a gruelling road trip that will see them play three games in two-and-a-half days. They play in Powell River against the Kings Friday (Sept. 27), in Port Alberni against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday (Sept. 28), and in Nanaimo against the Clippers Sunday afternoon (Sept. 29).

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Chilliwack Huskers kick returner Dylan Boykowich was given a rough ride by Langley Rams tacklers Jeremy Preston and Jacob Patko during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at McLeod Stadium in Langley. The Rams trampled the Huskers 54-7.

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Langley punter Matt Riley booted the “Guys were playing out of position,” ball twice for 76 total yards. he said, regarding the Huskers. “I’m real Linebacker Jacob Patko had a monster proud of the other team, just as much as game, with a couple of interceptions, I am of our team.” including one that he returned for a But for one small hiccup in the second touchdown, two tackles, and two special quarter, when the Huskers blocked a punt teams tackles. and returned the ball all the way back for The game was a mismatch on paper, the touchdown, it was all Rams. especially with the Huskers being terribly Langley’s defence outmanned, dominated, holding and the Rams the Huskers to just cruised to an four first downs insurmountable overall. 37-7 lead at halfBy contrast, time. Langley racked up Kirby said 24 first downs in the game was the first half alone. an opportunity Rams quarterback for the Rams to Jahlani Gilbertwork on a few Knorren ran for two aspects of their touchdowns and game in prepconnected in the air aration for their with receivers Dan big rematch English (on a pretty with the Raiders pass-and-catch this Saturday during the second at McLeod quarter), Jordan Stadium. Traversy, and Again, Kirby Troy Landreville/Langley Advance Spensor Farbatuk gave huge props Langley Rams running back Kyle Albertini rambled for for three more to the Huskers. 118 yards on 13 carries during the Rams’ 54-7 win over major scores. “I can’t give the Chilliwack Huskers Saturday at McLeod Stadium. Running back them enough Kyle Albertini credit,” he said. bulled into the end zone for the Rams’ “I have all the respect for the Huskers, I’ll other rushing touchdown. tell you that.” Albertini led the ground attack, carryThis Saturday marks arguably the ing the ball 13 times for 118 yards and a Rams’ biggest game of the year, when touchdown. Gilbert-Knorren chewed up they look to avenge their Sept. 14 loss to 61 yards on seven carries, including a 23- the Raiders. yard romp. “You never want to look past a team English was a favourite target with five [the Huskers], but it would be a complete catches for 62 yards. In all, six different lie if I didn’t say all of us weren’t thinkRams receivers had catches. ing about the Raiders the second after we Kicker Steve Thomas had an efficient lost to them,” Kirby said. game, going two-for-two on field goal The Rams/Raiders game kicks off at 4 attempts. p.m. on Sept. 28.

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