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Suspect arrested in grow op murder A suspect in the shooting death of a young man was likely trying to rip off a marijuana grow op. by Matthew Claxton

A 23-year-old Surrey man has been charged with murder in the death of Taylor Johnson, found shot to death in a South Langley home earlier this year. Police say Jesse River Hill has been charged with second degree murder, break and enter with intent, disguise with intent, and discharging a firearm with intent in the slaying of the 21-year-old son of a Delta pastor. The killing was random and Johnson did not know Hill, said Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. “It was a senseless act that tragically took the life of Taylor,” she said. Johnson was looking after a house in the 2000 block of 200th Street in Langley’s Fernridge neighbourhood. The home contained a marijuana grow operation. His body was found there on Feb. 26, after a call to the RCMP to check on his well being. Pound said police believe the murder was the result of the suspect trying to steal the crop of pot. “This has changed everything in our lives,” said Wendi

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Wendi and Paul Johnson, the parents of murder victim Taylor Johnson, spoke to the media at IHIT’s Surrey headquarters on Thursday. Johnson, Taylor’s step-mother. “It is an open wound that is very raw,” she added. Taylor came from a large family and had five siblings. His biological mother died of cancer when Taylor was a young boy. His father Paul is the lead pastor at the South Delta Baptist Church. The family moved to Canada from Arizona in 2007. Paul said the family is already beginning to extend forgiveness to those responsible for Taylor’s death. “I don’t think there’s any value in hatred or carrying around bitterness,” said Paul. The family does want to see justice done, Paul said, and they

thanked IHIT, and the various police departments including the Langley RCMP and Delta PD that worked with their family or helped with the investigation. But as Christians they want to see the perpetrators change their ways and “get right with God,” Paul said. “We hope that they find Jesus through this event,” he said. Police are not saying much about the circumstances surrounding how Taylor came to be looking after a home with a marijuana grow op inside. “Taylor was a good kid,” said Pound. “He was naive, and he made a bad decision that ultimately cost him his life.”

Taylor’s family described him as a gentle young man who was trusting and caring of others. Pound said there have not been any other arrests linked to the marijuana grow op itself. The scene of the murder was an ostensibly empty house, but immediately after the killing, a neighbour said that there had been a man in his 40s or 50s living there until recently. The grass was cut and trees trimmed, and the driveway gate was always padlocked, the neighbour said. The police have not ruled out the possibility that others may be arrested in the case, Pound said. “Evidence is still coming in,” she said.

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Two arson fires, one house, one weekend Langley Township firefighters had to visit the same house three times in one weekend. by Matthew Claxton

A vacant Langley house is now a scorched shell, after determined efforts to burn it down on the weekend. The house on the southwest corner of 208th Street and 72nd Avenue has been vacant for some time, said Langley Township assistant fire chief Pat Walker. Vacant houses often attract fire bugs, and on Saturday at 9:30 p.m., firefighters were called after someone apparently torched the building. The fire was to the exterior of the southern side of the house,

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The vacant house was apparently torched twice on the weekend. and caused significant damage. The firefighters doused the blaze and headed back to the hall. Crews were called again about 12 hours later, at 6:55 a.m. on Sunday morning. This time, Walker said, someone had entered the damaged structure and set the living room on fire.

Walker can’t say how the fires were started, but there is no doubt they are suspicious in nature. “There’s no power to the facility, there’s no gas to the facility,” Walker said. There is now way an electrical short or other issue could have sparked an accidental fire. Firefighters driving by later on

Sunday had to stop for a third time, after they noticed small puffs of smoke coming from the building. An ember from one of the first two fires had lodged in the attic and was smoldering, Walker said. The building is now so severely damaged the building has been declared unsafe. The fire department and the Township are working to get a demolition permit and to contact the property owner, with the hope that the owner will knock the building down soon. Before the weekend incidents, firefighters and Township bylaw officials had been to a house a few times when it was last occupied, as there was some backyard burning without permits, and after it became vacant there were some concerns about garbage being dumped there.



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Local dad finds sanctuary in church A Salvadoran refugee has been ordered deported for belonging to a political party 16 years ago.

by Matthew Claxton

A Langley church is the new temporary home for Jose Figueroa, as he tries to avoid being deported to El Salvador after 15 years in Canada.

Figueroa is claiming sanctuary at Walnut Grove Lutheran Church, which he and his wife and children have attended since they first arrived in Canada. He first came to Canada after the civil war in El Salvador, but his membership in the FLMN is what is keeping his refugee claim from being recognized. “I am not a terrorist,” Figueroa told the Langley Advance. “I never considered the FLMN a terrorist organization.” The FMLN was born as a coalition of leftwing groups opposed to the military junta

that controlled El Salvador until 1992. After the end of the Salvadoran Civil War, the FMLN disarmed and became one of the two main political parties in the country. Figueroa has been fighting his expulsion from Canada since 2010, appealing rulings and writing to the Minister for Public Safety asking for an exemption. However, last week he heard that a removal order had been issued. He was asked to come to visit with CBSA officials to fill out paperwork and leave Canada.

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Five-yearold Jenna Sparrow along with her sisters Bella, eight, and Emma, 11, once again volunteered at Heritage Apple Day at Derby Reach Regional Park.

Apples focus of park party Apple enthusiasts came out in droves to celebrate the tasty fruit on Saturday. A celebration of all things apple took place Saturday at Derby Reach Regional Park. A big draw of the annual Heritage Apple Day has always been apple tasting, and the 2013 event was no exception.

Saturday’s festival also featured children’s games, live music, pioneer chores, crafts, and apple pruning demonstrations from arbouror online ists Bill Wilde and Richard Hallman. Derby Reach and apples are linked in history. Some of the early pioneer homesteads in the area had apple orchards, and a handful of the trees have survived into the modern area. View video with

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Seniors’ centre celebrates 20 years of caring by Heather Colpitts

The Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre has some 1,150 members. Phil Ryan holds membership #4. He and about 19 other seniors who joined when the centre first opened were honoured guests at the 20th anniversary celebration on Friday. “Within the first year, over 800 seniors became members,” said Barb Stack, the centre’s executive director who has worked there since it opened. The seniors centre on 51B Avenue was packed throughout the day Oct. 4 as people enjoyed reminscing about the centre, which was created when the Stepping Stone Society and the seniors’ centre society split and both sought their own space. For Ryan, membership has come full circle. He became a member when he volunteered with the adult day centre which

offers help to caregivers. Now he’s a client and can’t say enough good things about the centre and its programs. “I take advantage of an awful lot of their programs,” he said. “It makes it a better quality of life. I’ve encouraged an awful lot of people to get involved in the centre. Just

Oliver Juhasz (right) is a newer member of the centre while Phil Ryan (below) is one of the original members. Ryan joked that he had to hurry and eat the cupcake before his wife caught him with it.

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Cathy Gibbs, representing Langley MLA Mary Polak, said she was there when the centre opened 20 years ago. Also a senior, she joked

about everyone can find something to do here.” On the other end of the spectrum is Oliver Juhasz. He’s been a member for only a few years, joining the Mellow Yellow table tennis squad, but has come to value what he gets out of membership. “Just nice people,” he said, “and good exercise.”

Also a member – Langley MP Mark Warawa whose first introduction to the centre was being put into a dunk tank at a fundraiser. The 63-year-old joined this year. He and other local dignitaries spoke at a special ceremony where the centre’s new logo was also unveiled.

that she’s afraid to retire. “I’m far too lazy to do as much as most of you do each day,” she told the crowd of seniors. Stack said the centre serves about 3,000 seniors and their famlies each year. Members and users are from both the Township and the City. The centre was devasted by arson in early 2008 when the building was forced to close. Programs such as the adult bathing program were moved to other facilties. It took months to rebuild. Operated by a non-profit society, the centre has some staff and a large contingent of volunteers. It offers recreation programs, trips and bus tours,

a transportation program with volunteer drivers, special events, housing counselling, caregiver support, and much more. The centre operates a cafeteria which is open to the public and a catering service which helps raise funds to keep the facility and programs going. The centre’s annual fundraising rummage sale is Nov. 2 and donations of clean, working, sellable items. Call the centre at 604-530-3020 to find out about what items can and cannot be View donated. photos Learn about with the centre and its many or programs and online services at

The seniors’ centre hosted a big blow-out to mark a milestone.

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Several people who have been members for two decades were able to attend the Oct. 4 celebration.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013



New trial on two murder counts

There will be a new trial for Davey Butorac in two murder cases. by Jennifer Saltman Special to the Langley Advance

An Aldergrove man convicted of the 2007 killings of two Fraser Valley sextrade workers has been granted a new trial. The B.C. Court of Appeal released its written decision in the case of Davey Mato Butorac Thursday. In July 2011 a B.C. Supreme Court jury found Butorac guilty of two counts of second-degree


murder in connection with the deaths of Gwendolyn Jo Lawton, 46, and Sheryl Lynn Koroll, 50. Lawton’s body was found on March 13, 2007, dumped over an embankment beside a rural road in Abbotsford. She had been beaten and strangled to death. Four months later, Koroll was found dead in a Langley industrial park. She had also been beaten and had died of blunt force head injuries. Butorac was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 23 years. He appealed his conviction based on the

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trial judge’s decision to admit the evidence of each murder as similar fact evidence with respect to the other. The trial judge found Lawton and Koroll had some similar personal characteristics, their bodies were left in similar positions and both were brutally beaten. More importantly, the DNA or blood of both victims had been found in a vehicle owned and driven exclusively by Butorac. There was strong evidence the car had been involved in Koroll’s death. The trial judge recognized the evidence was not as

conclusive in Lawton’s death, but ruled the similar fact evidence should be admitted. The appeal court disagreed, stating in its decision that there was no evidence to support the judge’s finding that the presence of Lawton’s blood and DNA on Butorac’s car “defied innocent explanation.” A new trial date has not been set. Butorac is also charged with second degree murder in the 2006 death of 47-year-old Margaret Redford.

- Jennifer Saltman is a reporter with the Vancouver Province

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Baby on board

With infant daughter Avery in tow, Daryl and Lydia Driegen took part in the 26th annual LifeChain. The LifeChain was held in cities and towns across Canada and the United States either Oct. 5 or 6. Locally, residents lined up along both sides of 200th Street from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday to make their abortion views visible to motorists and passersby. The local rally was hosted by the Langley Pro-Life Society, which states that it “exists to be a voice for the unborn and help pregnant women who need support.”


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Langley couple hits diamond wedding anniversary Experts at marriage, Frank and Florence Hunt have celebrated 75 years of wedded bliss. Not too many couples are lucky enough to reach their 50th or 60th wedding anniversaries, but one Langley pair had made it

all the way to 75 years. Frank and Florence Hunt celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17. Frank is 97 and Florence 96. They’ve known each other even longer, meeting four years before their wedding, in Birmingham, England. Their first date was a 1934 showing of the original King Kong. Frank was working in a

grocery shop for his uncle at the time, and Florence’s twin sister ran in and said there was a new handsome lad and she was off to buy some tomatoes from him. “Well, my mother grabbed the money off her twin and raced over there,” said Sylvia Butler. They were married in 1938, when Florence noticed that the anniversary of their meeting was to fall on a Saturday. “In fact, it was she that proposed to him, asking, ‘Frank, do you think that we can save up enough money by then to get married?’” Butler said. Two years later war was declared, and Florence spent her nights under the wooden stairs, a new baby tucked into a laundry basket, while Frank was on duty as an air raid warden. During the day, Frank was a foreman at an engineering factory building air-

Frank and Florence cut the cake for their 75th wedding anniversary. craft for the war effort. “Night after night they heard the bombers coming over, and one huge bomb

dropped in the next street over,” Butler said. The family didn’t get much sleep after that, even in a

new brick air raid shelter for the community. Frank eventually became a buyer for General Electric, and Florence raised her children and then fulfilled a lifelong dream by becoming a nurse at age 50. They moved to Canada in 1971 to join daughters Sylvia and Valerie, who had moved to Delta with their families, and their son Richard followed the rest of the family soon after. They moved from Delta to Langley in 2006, to a rancher in Murrayville when Frank finally started having trouble with stairs. At their recent anniversary they were surrounded by four generations, including their children, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The highlight of the day was the congratulatory messages, including one from Queen Elizabeth II.


Trio gets prison time for grow op

Five years after a drug raid, three men are sentenced to prison. by Matthew Claxton

Lonely seniors die sooner.

Three men have been sentenced for their parts in operating a Langley marijuana grow operation found in 2008. In October of that year,

Langley RCMP drug section officers were tipped off to a theft of electricity by BC Hydro. They got a search warrant a week later for a home in the 5200 block of 201A Street, said Cpl. Holly Marks, the spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. Officers found a number of mature plants, and 1,087 cloned seedlings on the bottom floor of the

home. Three men were charged in the case. Ryan Orian Wedman, a 43-year-old Langley man, has now been convicted of production and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, and theft of electricity. Jason James Bailey, 33, of Delta, and Mark Perkins, 40, from Delta, were convicted of production and possession char-

ges but acquited of theft of Hydro power, said Marks. All three were found to be caretakers of the illicit enterprise, said Marks. Wedman received an 18 month sentence and has to repay $1,477 to BC Hydro, while Bailey got 15 months in jail and Perkins 18 months. Wedman and Perkins were also given lifetime firearm bans as part of their sentencing.


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Political past comes into play the Canadian immigration authorities are Figueroa said he can’t leave behind the planning to remove him from Canada for rest of his family, including his children, supporting a legitimate political party. who have Canadian citizenship. He pointed out that local Salvadoran “At least being in sanctuary, I am able citizens will be voting next year, and that to see them,” he said. many of them will cast absentee ballots His youngest daughter, six year old for parties including the FLMN, from Ruby, spent the weekend at the church Canada. with her father. The FLMN is not on the government’s Figueroa has the support of the congrelist of designated terrorist organizations, gation and his pastor, Karl Keller. a list that does include groups like the If he had been a young man in El International Sikh Youth Federation, the Salvador in the late 1980s, he, too, would Japanese Aum Shinrikyo cult, Hezbollah, have joined the FLMN, and a variety of Al Keller said. They were Qaida-linked groups. fighting against a gov“That is part of ernment that employed the contradictions,” death squads and assasFigueroa said of the sinated priests who government case. spoke out against the He said he has also regime. never hidden his Figueroa himself association with the never took up arms in FLMN. the struggle, Keller said. As for how long He also believes he will stay in the that Figueroa has led church, Figueroa said an exemplary life in he could be sent home Canada and deserves to with a stroke of a pen stay with his wife and by the federal minister children. for public safety. Troy Landreville/Langley Advance “I believe very strongHowever, if he does ly that the family needs not receive special Jose Figueroa said he could return to his to stay together,” said approval, he does not family home with a stroke of a pen by the Keller. know how long he federal minister for public safety. While he can still hug will remain there. his children and see them in person from Legally, sanctuary is not a recognized the church, it’s not the same as living at way to avoid arrest in Canada, and both home, Figueroa said. ordinary criminals and those facing expulHis wife has recently had surgery, and sion can be arrested on church property. she’s now bearing the full load of caring However, in practice the government for the kids, getting them off to school. has been reluctant to arrest people claimFigueroa’s oldest son Jose Ivan has auting sanctuary in houses of worship. A forism and needs a lot of support with mer KGB officer has been in a Vancouver homework, he said. church for four years avoiding removal Figueroa said he can’t understand why from Canada.

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• Maturity of families in Willoughby Dear Editor, Heights and surrounding neighbourhoods. As a Willoughby resident with three • Continued development of residential children in the school system, I must draw areas in the surrounding neighbourhoods your attention to a serious and growing and increased school populations. traffic safety problem in the R.E. Mountain All stakeholders are aware of these issues, Secondary area, specifically on 202A Street as the school system and infrastructure between 74th Avenue and the southern struggle to keep pace with development. entrance of the school. The Township has recognized That section of roadway is an the need to work more closely area with no safe pedestrian access with the school district, and this and extremely poor lighting, forcing is one area with an immediate children to walk in competition to the need. R.E. Mountain is bursting with vehicles. With no alternative at the seams, with more than pedestrian access routes to the 1,100 students in a building surrounding residential developdesigned for many fewer. ments, there have been several We have been told the close calls and near misses. Township will not develop the At one time, with limited densside-walks until development ity and development, when drivoccurs adjacent to the roadway, ers were less distracted and there yet development continues to be approved was a reasonable number of children in the outside the immediate school area. area, it was not as serious a problem. That Without mature infrastructure, students has changed, and we are seeking a solution must choose to walk down undeveloped before a tragedy occurs. roads or rely on vehicles for transportation, With morning and after-school activities further exacerbating the traffic problem. during the winter months, children are Development costs and infrastructure forced to walk down the streets in darkness, stress are issues for any growing communcompounding the risk further. ity, but it is irresponsible to allow this situaEven during peak school traffic times, tion to continue, knowing the epicentre of a with daylight hours available, children are community is the school, and the concentrarisking their lives. I have witnessed several tion of traffic and pedestrians will occur. near accidents on that roadway. I have Who will take responsibility for this probspoken to other parents who are afraid to lem? We have contacted the local schools, let their children walk to school. who say they have repeatedly raised the Substantial traffic growth has occurred on issues with school district and Township 202A due to the following: officials. We have asked our PACs to send • The opening and continued developletters to Township officials. We have writment of the Langley Events Centre area, ten to our elected officials. with access directly to and from 202A. What more must we do? Whose child • Congestion and construction in the must die before this is addressed? 208th Street corridor, driving traffic through 202A Street via 80th and 74A Avenues. Dan and Dayna Hunter, Langley

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Dear Editor, The decision to charge cost-recovery fees for customers who don’t want smart meters ensures the rest of BC Hydro’s customers aren’t subsidizing the personal choices of a very small number of people. This is a fair and reasonable solution to accommodate customers who want to retain using a system that is increasingly obsolete and costly to support. The additional fees

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Familiar bad news still ahead

Dear Editor, Normally, governments announce bad news on a Friday, to avoid scrutiny from the press, but while Premier Clark’s announcement that her government would replace the Massey Tunnel with a new, state-of-the-art bridge was received as good news, it faced little scrutiny in regards to cost and funding methods which are, as the Premier said, “unknown at this time.” This time I believe the bad news came in disguise on Monday. Patrick Jones articulated the merits of tolling roads and road pricing, but that should be taken with a great deal of skepticism, because Jones is the CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association. His comments should be read as a sales pitch, because Jones and the association he represents gains to benefit from tolling our roads. Tolling and road pricing in this context is the beginning of privatizing our road network. Like BC Rail, tolling and road pricing could lead to the transfer of a public asset to the private sector, a narrative all too familiar with our premier. Peter Lenko, Langley

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Probationary firefighters earn their stripes

Eight Township firefighters have received their badges, signalling a successful end to a probationary year.

handles public education. View “We believe in photos you,” said Chief with Stephen Gamble at the badge ceremony. “Now it’s or your job to show we made the right online choice.” Firefighter Garrett Steeple spoke on behalf of the eight. “We come to our dream job from a number of different backgrounds,” he noted. But they all value being part of the firefighter family and thanked their colleagues and their own families for supporting their dream. He also used the speech as a chance to have some fun.

by Heather Colpitts

Colin Saurette had a pretty big week – he received his Langley Township firefighter badge on Oct. 3 and got married Oct. 5. Saurette is one of eight men who have just completed their probationary year with the Township Fire Department and Thursday was a chance to celebrate. For Saurette, it’s a pretty big mile marker on the journey he’s planned for his life. “This has always been the plan from the get go,” he said. “My old man – I Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance grew up with him in the Mike Duthie will work in the inspections branch of the Township Fire fire service. There’s a lot Department while Colin Saurette opted to become a suppression firefighter. of pride in being able to (Inset right) It’s official – Langley Township has awarded badges to eight meet this goal.” firefighters who has just completed their probationary year. After being a volunteer firefighter in Squamish for explained. gencies using high tech six years, the 28-year-old Mike Duthie is the one means “so when they’re worked at the now-closed person in the contingent arriving on scene, they Kitsilano Coast Guard who opted to go the know that’s going on.” base. inspection route. In the past fire crews “I came from 10 years After about a decade were expected to show up working as a rescue speas a Township building at a scene and deal with cialist with the Coast inspector, he entered the whatever they encounGuard,” he said. fire service tered. He’s a new Now at a fire scene, thrilled that “There is a lot of pride for career path. information is sent to he was able in being able to meet While them about the layout of to get a spot maybe not the structure, where the with the this goal.” as exciting entrances are located, Township Colin Saurette as the supdetails about sprinklers where he pression and what contents may be said it’s still side, the inside, what fire resources affordable inspection work is vital. such as hydrants are in the to live and raise a family. Duthie and others in area and more. “I was excited about inspections are the details Duthie explained that the the Township of Langley people. They supply the inspection side also looks because looking at the fire crews with important after building and infracommunity, it’s a growinformation during emerstructure inspections in ing part of the Valley,” he

the Township, and works closely with the Township building department. The new crew are Saurette, Alastair Ohs, Garett Steeple, Rob Kabaroff, Dave Pare, Cody Hopkins, Jhim Burwell and Duthie. During the probationary period, the participants are stationed in various halls, learning from the crews.

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Steeple said the newbies learned some key lessons during the year, such as keeping track of gear at an event scene, otherwise the others will find unique and novel and usually embarassing ways to return it to them. “We learned a joke at our expense is a good sign,” he said, noting it means acceptance.



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Johanna Walker, Ann Embra and Susan Russell took the top prizes at the annual show and sale. In addition, attendees were treated to the appearance of Armstrong resident Judy Glibbery, a founding member of the LMSPA. Glibbery made the commute to assess the fleece being exhibited, in addition to presenting the Glibbery/Tuytel Spinners Choice Award. This year’s award went to Johanna Walker, with honourable mention going to Jacqueline Brind of Acacia Acres. The Grand Champion fleece was awarded to Ann Embra; and Reserve Champion fleece went to Susan Russell. All judges comment-

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If you’re reading this, newspapers matter to you Oct. 6-12 is National Newspaper Week so forgive us if we boast a bit. We are, after all, 82 years old. by Heather Colpitts

The goals of this community newspaper haven’t changed since it was started in 1931. But the way the paper delivers on those goals has changed and will continue to as technology brings new ways for readers to connect with their community through the Langley Advance. Sure, the newspaper no longer accepts payment in the form of chickens or butter as it did during the Great Depression. But the Advance remains commit-

ted to being a community newspaper. Every day, staff field requests from people, organizations and businesses wanting us to devote space to events or issues from Vancouver, down east or even abroad. That’s not what we’re here for. We cover Langley, thank you. While large media are struggling to adjust to a changing media landscape, community newspapers are on solid footing. The Canadian Newspaper Association, an umbrella group representing community and other newspapers, conducts research that proves the point. Eight in 10 Canadians have read a newspaper in the past week, either in print or online. People argue that bloggers will provide coverage and social media will be the nail in the coffin of

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community newspaper that covers the spectrum of what goes on in the Langleys, good and bad. And social media has proven an effective tool that enhance community newspapers, not replace

them. The Langley Advance posts to its Facebook and Twitter pages, using these modern tools to help spread community information farther. As well, the community newspaper around since 1931 has taken the next step into the future, using augmented reality (AR) with its partnership with Layar. People can download the free Layar app for iPhones and Smart phones. Then they can the pages that have the Layar logo on them and see content come alive, whether it’s a video clip, shortcuts to donating to a worthy cause or quick and easy ways to connect with advertisers. A few years ago, the paper was purchased by Glacier Media, which owns a variety of small newspapers. It understands the importance of community

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Special Olympics Bottle Drive Stop by with recyclable beverage containers on Oct. 19 to 22742 40th Ave. and help the local group raise money for Langley Special Olympics programs. Starts at 9am.

Clubs/meetings BPW International The International Federation of Business and Professional Women is starting a Langley chapter. The first meeting is Oct. 9 at Andreas Restaurant. Guest speaker: Mary Reeves, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. Cost: $20. Doors open at 6pm. Info and registration: or Deanna, 604-309-7808.

Seniors 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. OAP Hall Aldergrove The Aldergrove Pensioners and Seniors offers various activites at the hall at 3015 273rd St. At 9:20am Thursdays, a qualified instructor offers exercise for seniors. $6 per person per session. Carpet bowling is $1 per person and is at 1:30pm on Thursdays. The Aldergrove OAP 71 meets at 1pm on Oct. 21. Langley Seniors Resource Society 20605 51B Ave., 604-530-3020 Outreach programs: information and referral, Telephone Buddy, and seniors counsellors. Better at Home: The program provides transportation and shopping assistance, friendly visitors and light housekeeping. Subsidies are available. Seniors Housing Counsellors: 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). Health lecture The next free lecture by Langley Lodge is 7pm on Oct. 15 on the topics of reducing medication use in the elderly and advance care planning (balancing medication use and mitigating risks) with Dr. Mitch Fagan, the lodge medical director. RSVP: 604532-4241 or 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




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Other Blood donor clinics Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book. Oct. 8: 1-8pm Trinity Western University Reimer Student Centre Oct. 22: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave. 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. Family gardening workshop How to encourage kids to get into gardening fruits and vegetables is the topic of a workshop 10-11:30am on Oct. 10 at the Maples Discovery Gardens Co-op on 200th Street. Registration: Container gardening workshop Sign up in advance for a free workshop 7-8:30pm on Oct. 10 at the Murrayville Library. Info: 604-533-0339. Langley Community Farmers Market The market runs Wedensdays, 2-6pm from May to Oct. 9 at the Kwantley Polytechnic University courtyard. Streamside cleanup Help clean Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove on Oct. 12 from 10am-noon. Meet at the Walnut Grove Community Park. Sign up in advance at 604-532-3511 or waterweeks@ Equipment and refreshments provided but dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

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It was in them to give Terry-Lynn Fredo shared a laugh with her husband Mike while donating blood at a Canadian Blood Services clinic Saturday at Walnut Grove Lutheran Church. Mike also donated blood during the clinic. Terry-Lynn has donated blood 10 times over the past five years. “It’s the right thing to do,” she said, regarding her reason for donating. “And it’s because we need it.” Upcoming clinics in Langley are Oct. 22, Nov. 5, and 19, and Dec. 3, 17, and 31 at Murrayville Hall, Nov. 14 at the Langley Fire Hall, Nov. 10 at Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary, and Nov. 30 at Walnut Grove Lutheran Church. For times visit

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hall workers. • Langley schools enrolled 170 more students than expected, bringing total enrolment up to nearly 3,000.

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

September 28, 1933

• A relief recipient became abusive after his impassioned appeal for more money failed to move council members. Chief Macklin removed him. • Coun. Alex Hope gave notice of motion to change relief payments from cheques to “relief tickets” to ensure that the relief money was spent here.

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• Reeve Alex Hope officiated at a ceremony for a $10,000 addition to the municipality’s care facility, Langholm. Among the papers and memorabilia sealed in the stone was a Langley Advance. • A $10,000 building permit was issued for a new Catholic church in Langley Prairie to replace the one that burned earlier that year.

Sixty Years Ago

October 1, 1953

• Council approved a five-day work week for municipal

• Langley poultry farmers were excited about an international conference in Cloverdale.

Forty Years Ago

September 27, 1973

• A new activity centre in Douglas Park opened and christened Douglas Hall. • Langley Township council agreed to move to biennial elections for mayors and councillors, as of 1975.

Thirty Years Ago

September 28, 1983

• Langley Lodge needed extensive repairs. The Adopt the Lodge program was a community project to bring the intermediate care facility back up to specs. • John Dance, elected president of the Langley Days Society, was able to plan for the following year’s activities with a $2,500 surplus.

Twenty Years Ago

September 29, 1993

• Langley City Mayor Joe Lopushinsky told a national audience in Vancouver that he had a bunch of “idiots” on his council, and that his fire chief was a “whiner.” Mayors and councillors from communities across Canada, there for a property tax seminar, walked out in

disgust. • A 13-year-old Langley boy was in serious condition after the pipe bomb he was making exploded. Authorities believed it was for Halloween. • Township Councillor Aubrey Searle entered the Township mayoralty race. Searle had previously served as both councillor and mayor of Langley City. • Logan’s Drive-In, a Langley landmark for 31 years, served up its last hamburger and closed its doors. • Langley City Mayor Joe Lopushinsky made preparations for a mail-out to City citizens, seeking support for his plan to create a local police force to replace the RCMP. Meanwhile, Vancouver RCMP section head Supt. Dave Cowley, before City council, refuted Lopushinsky’s claims of a conspiracy – supposedly going all the way up to the priemier’s office – to keep the him from achieving his objective.

Ten Years Ago

September 30, 2003

• Langley Animal Protection Society opened its animal shelter for stray and abandoned animals and pets. • Fundamental school parents liked a district review of expanding from the elementary to the secondary level, but were against a proposal to house children at Langley or H.D. Stafford Secondary. • More at


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Rivermen work hard for fourth straight win Troy Landreville and Kyle Donen

The Langley Rivermen are rolling. Langley’s B.C. Hockey League entry won its fourth straight game with a comeback, 32 overtime victory over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sunday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre. The win improved the ’Men’s record to a solid 7-3-0-1, moving them into sole possession of first place in the BCHL Mainland Division, one point ahead of the second place Coquitlam Express (6-2-0-2) and two in front of the third place Prince George Spruce Kings (6-4-0-1). The fact the Rivermen played three games in two-and-a-half days makes the win streak all the more impressive. They opened the weekend with a 4-3 road win over the Surrey Eagles on Friday, then trounced the Eagles 5-1 Saturday at the LEC. “I thought we played pretty solidly both Friday and Saturday,” Rivermen head coach Bobby Henderson said. “Saturday was pretty convincing; Surrey’s a good team. They seemed a little flat over the weekend but I’m sure we’ll see a lot more from them the next time we play them. We’ll take the four points.” Henderson isn’t surprised by the Rivermen’s solid start. “They’ve been a confident group right from start,” Henderson said, of his players. “Our expectation from the start of year was, we have to win every game. They totally encompass that attitude. They believe they can beat any team on any given night.” In the early going of Sunday’s matinee match-up with the Bulldogs, the Rivermen’s streak looked to be in real jeopardy. Even thought they generated a bunch of scoring opportunities

through the opening 40 minutes, the hosts trailed 2-0 heading into the third period. There looked to be a few sure goals, but the Rivermen hit a couple posts and didn’t seem to have any puck luck in the first two periods. The Rivermen’s luck changed in the third. They opened the period on a powerplay, which helped generated some momentum. Langley got on the board shortly after the powerplay ended. Defenceman Tanner Johnson notched his second goal of the season with a slapshot from the point that found its way through traffic. The goal seemed to give the Rivermen some extra life as they had a little more jump in their strides.

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The puck bounced away from Langley Rivermen forward James Robinson during Saturday’s BCHL contest at the Langley Events Centre. The ’Men trounced the visiting Surrey Eagles 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the season series between the two Mainland Division rivals. Towering Langley Rivermen forward Jakob Reichert delivered a crunching bodycheck on Surrey Eagle Joseph Drapluk.

That extra jump forced Alberni Valley into taking some penalties, giving the Rivermen a chance to tie the game. The powerplay was unsuccessful but again it put some added pressure on the Bulldogs as the Rivermen were able to score shortly after the man advantage. A great save at the blue line by Johnson, keeping the puck in the Bulldogs’ zone, helped set up Mitch McLain behind

the net. The Rivermen captain then found Matt Ustaski wide open out in front, and he made no mistake tying the game at 2-2. From there the stage was set for overtime and one of the hottest goal scorers on the Rivermen roster finished in style, as Austin Azurdia gave the ’Men their third overtime win of the season. “I give them [the Bulldogs] credit; they played a really solid game and capitalized on the few chances they had,” Henderson said. “We had to work to get back in it. It was nice to get the extra point.”

Rivermen 5, Surrey Eagles 1 chances early, goaltender Brock Total dominance. Crossthwaite was there to make That sums up the Rivermen’s the save. performance against the Eagles Crossthwaite earned third star Saturday at the LEC. of the game honours by stopping Asked if he believed it 24 of 25 shots. was the Rivermen’s best In the second period, View game of the year thus far, the Rivermen ran into photos Henderson said, “It’s up some penalty trouble but with there, that’s for sure. In their defence shut down every avenue, we were one of the best power clicking. There were no plays in the league by or online passengers.” killing all six shorthanded The Rivermen got off situations. to a great start with an The Rivermen added to early goal from Azurdia their lead in the second who potted his fifth of with Johnson’s first of the season, which was the season to make it 3-0 assisted by James Robinson and after 40 minutes. Will Cook. The Rivermen continued to It was all Rivermen right push in the third frame, scoring from the opening faceoff and two more goals. continued on page A26… even when the Eagles had their

Langley beat Surrey twice, then rallied from a 2-0 deficit to clip Alberni Valley.

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Women’s golf

Kim makes grade for LPGA Tour Sue Kim becomes one of a handful of Canadians on the prestigious tour. Langley golfer Sue Kim is the latest Canadian to join the LPGA Tour. This, following the rain-delayed conclusion of the Symetra Tour Championship on Monday, Sept. 30 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Kim slumped to a final round 80 on Sept. 29, but her tie for 31st left her sixth on the Tour’s money list, enough to secure her LPGA privileges for 2014. Kim won once this year and added three more top-10 results,

and went into the finale ranked fourth. The tournament was forced into a Monday finish after rain washed out third round play on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Several players were unable to complete their final round on Sunday due to darkness, meaning a delay in official confirmation of the top 10 LPGA graduates. Barring any further additions through Q-school, there will be at least five Canadians playing fulltime on the LPGA Tour next year. Kim had a decorated amateur career. In 2007, she triumphed at the CN Canadian Women’s Tour, becoming the first amateur champion. She was named the Player of the Year at the Canada Score Awards in 2007, ’08, and ’09. In 2009, Kim was also the Player of the Year for the BC Sports Awards.

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Rivermen looking to keep hot streak going …continued from page A25

The final tally of the night was a beautiful powerplay marker off the stick of defenceman Chris Forney, who from the point one-timed a smooth cross ice pass from rookie Darien Craighead. The line of Azurdia, Cook and Robinson dominated, combining for seven points. The game had a bit of nastiness in the third period, when McLain tangled with Surrey’s Colton Mackie behind the Eagles’ net. McLain’s helmet fell to the ice and Mackie proceeded to head butt him as they bearhugged each other. Mackie was charged with a double minor for head butting. Henderson believed Mackie’s actions warranted a major penalty. “It’s up to the league’s discretion,” he said. “I thought it was deserving of a major penalty. The referee, from his perspective, didn’t feel it was an intent to injure.” Rivermen 4, Surrey Eagles 3 The Rivermen started the weekend by edging the Eagles Friday at South Surrey Arena. The visitors scored three unanswered goals in the second period to take a 4-1 lead into the final frame. In the third period, the Eagles scored twice, Next Rivermen including a goal from Brett home game Mulcahy with 11 seconds to go in the game, but What: Rivermen vs. then ran out of time. Surrey Eagles Robinson opened the Where: Langley Events scoring on a Rivermen Centre powerplay with 20 secWhen: Saturday, Oct. 12, onds to go in the first Game time is 7:15 p.m. period. Tickets: At the door After the Eagles’ Nicolas Pierog tied the score 2:35 into the middle frame, the Rivermen took over with goals from Nathan Craft (at 8:58), McLain (at 10:23), and Azurdia (at the 13-minute mark). Surrey’s Nicolas Pierog brought the Eagles to within a goal when he scored on an Eagles’ man advantage 3:29 into the third period. Both teams fired 25 shots on goal. Rivermen goaltender Steve Myland made 22 saves to earn the win.

D-man deal

Heading into the weekend, the Rivermen made a trade, swapping defencemen. The ’Men acquired 6’3” rearguard Zach Urban from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for Mark Whitely. Urban earned an assist in his first game with the Rivermen Friday against the Surrey Eagles. In picking up Urban, the Rivermen believe they brought in some experience and grit to an already strong defensive core that keeps getting better. Urban has played in a 127 regular season games and 26 playoff games in the BCHL. His career started with a short stint with the Powell River Kings in 2010/11. He went on to play his first full season with the Penticton Vees during the 2011/12 season when he played in 58 regular season games, scoring four goals and adding 18 assists. The successful year didn’t end in the regular season for Urban as he and the Vees went on to win the 2012 RBC Cup. Urban continued his career with the Victoria Grizzlies the following year. In 2012/13, he collected three goals and 23 assists in 54 games. He also helped lead the Grizzlies into the playoffs but Urban was unable to get back to the RBC Cup for a second straight year. “Obviously he has the playoff experience,” Henderson said. “We felt it was invaluable to add that to our culture and it addresses some of our needs on the back end.” This trade came with a price as the Rivermen gave up Whiteley, who had been with the team since 2011. “It was tough to let him go,” Henderson said. “He was one of the most popular players among his teammates. At the end of the day, it was a hockey decision.”

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The Rivermen play twice this weekend. On Friday, they travel to Coquitlam’s Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre to play the Express. Each team has beaten the other once this season, with the Express skating to a 6-2 win on Sept. 20 at the LEC and the Rivermen rallying with a 5-4 overtime victory Sept. 21 in Coquitlam. The next night, Saturday, Oct. 12, the ’Men once again host the Eagles at the LEC. Game time is 7:15 p.m. The Rivermen have a 2-1 edge in the season series with the Birds.




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Pair of Langley riders golden at national competition B.C.’s provincial sport organization for equestrian sport, Horse Council BC, sent a team of 11 riders, coaches Two Langley rider-and-horse teams and a chef were as good as gold in two separate d’equipe equestrian events at a national-level to Rocky competition, held in Calgary in midMountain September. Show Jumping Sarah Sewell and her horse Brazil in Calgary to compete competed in the equestrian discipline against teams from nine other provinces of dressage and snagged top honours, at the event. bringing home the individual gold Sewell couldn’t speak highly enough of medal in the senior division at the her time at the competition, and of her Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian teammates and coaches. Championships, held Sept. 13-15. “Team BC, we did it!” she exclaimed. Ayla Martinoff, who rode a horse “Everyone improved so much and were named Elton, also received top honalso from Langley, is currently the leadso supportive of each other. I’m so proud ours with the individual gold medal in ing Canadian rider at Spruce Meadows in to be a part of Team BC.” show jumping. Elton, who also hails Alberta and has won several Grand Prix Team BC placed fourth overall in the from Langley, is owned by Copperstone events in 2013. competition. Ventures Ltd. Team BC’s Dressage Coach for Team BC was The Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Eleonore Elstone from Championships is a Langley. sanctioned Equine Elstone comCanada competition. “Everyone improved peted as an This team event equestrian at so much and were so offers athletes the the Paralympic supportive of each opportunity to test Games in Beijing 2008 as other. I’m so proud to their skills against peers from well as London be a part of Team BC.” their across Canada. 2012 and curSarah Sewell The CIEC is a colrently coaches laborative event in Langley. Team BC members got together for a group photo in Calgary during last between the national Show jumpmonth’s Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships. and provincial sport organizations goving coach Brian Morton,

Sarah Sewell and Ayla Martinoff came away with individual gold medals from the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships.

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Langley’s Ayla Martinoff and Elton won individual gold at the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships. Inset left – Sarah Sewell and her horse Brazil won gold in dressage in the senior division in Calgary.

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The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new three-berth marine terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C. that would provide 2.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit containers) of additional container capacity. Subject to environmental approvals, the project could be fully operational by the early 2020s. Discussion Guide and Online Feedback Form available at:

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Existing Roberts Bank Terminals

The proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project consists of two primary components: • A new marine terminal would be located northwest of the existing Roberts Bank terminal facilities, approximately 5.5 kilometres offshore from the mainland. The terminal would be located as far offshore as practical to reduce the impact on sensitive marine habitat and limit the amount of dredging required, while still meeting seismic performance criteria. The terminal is designed to accommodate simultaneous mooring of three modern container vessels. It is anticipated that the terminal would make considerable use of electric equipment and vehicles, as well as providing berthed ships with shore power, therefore allowing them to turn off their on-board generators, reducing air emissions and noise.

• Road and rail improvements on the Roberts Bank Causeway, including additional lead tracks, a switching yard, an overpass structure and access roads, would provide access to the new terminal. To reduce potential impacts on sensitive marine habitat on the northwest side, the causeway would be widened to different widths along its length.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE PROPOSED ROBERTS BANK TERMINAL 2 PROJECT. Construction period of approximately six years If constructed, the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project would drive economic growth and increase employment, benefiting the region, the province and the country. The economic benefits to Canada from the proposed project would include direct, indirect, and induced employment growth, and gains in economic output, gross domestic product (GDP) and government revenues during construction and operations. 1

The project is part of Port Metro Vancouver’s Container Capacity Improvement Program, a long-term strategy to deliver projects to meet anticipated growth in demand for container capacity to 2030.





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Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway is a network of airports, seaports, railways, roads and border crossings connecting Canada with major trading partners. The Gateway provides a means for Canadian farmers, mill workers, fishers, manufacturers and miners to export their goods to other markets, and a means for Canadians to access global goods on local store shelves. Trade is one of the primary drivers of economic growth in the nation. The economic benefits of trade are created not just in the Asia-Pacific Gateway itself, but also across the region, the province and the country. One of the primary benefits of international trade is in the jobs that it creates for Canadians. The location and nature of these jobs varies greatly, from logistics to manufacturing to agricultural, and all rely on the movement of goods in and out of the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Other benefits to Canadians include increased revenue to government, community amenities, and higher purchasing power for consumers and businesses.

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Port Metro Vancouver handles a wide variety of cargo through the Asia-Pacific Gateway, including automobiles, breakbulk, bulk and containers. Containers are one of the most significant business sectors by tonnage, second only to bulk cargo. Modern shipping containers are constructed of steel, which allows for repeated use and the safe transport of of a diverse range of goods. Their standardized design means that they can be easily and quickly transferred between ship, train or truck.

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HABITAT MITIGATION: Studies are currently underway to determine potential project impacts to fish and wildlife habitat. Port Metro Vancouver has developed a number of possible mitigation approaches, and is seeking your feedback on them.


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The proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project will be subject to a thorough and independent environmental assessment. On September 12, 2013, Port Metro Vancouver filed a Project Description with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office. A Project Description assists regulatory agencies in determining whether an environmental assessment is required for the project and, if so, it provides the information required to determine the scope and nature of the assessment. For more information regarding the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, please visit ___txwzzuzxwwtkxtxz. For more information regarding the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office, please visit ___twzjtkj`tyxtxz.

Import containers often contain electronics, food items, household goods, clothing, shoes, health and medical products, sporting equipment, construction materials, and manufacturing inputs such as car parts.


Export containers often contain lumber, pulp, plywood, specialty grain and local agricultural products including blueberries, tomatoes and mushrooms.

In 2012, almost 3.3 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit containers) moved through terminals on the Canadian west coast, of which 2.7 million TEUs moved through terminals within Port Metro Vancouver’s jurisdiction. Annual third-party forecasts show that demand for containerized trade is growing, with containerized trade on Canada’s west coast set to double over the next 10-15 years and nearly triple by 2030. (Ocean Shipping Consultants, July 2013)

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Container trade benefits both Canadian consumers and producers, with almost equal volumes of imported and exported goods traveling through Port Metro Vancouver:

1,261,852 TEUs (2012 exports)

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232nd Street Overpass (Langley – construction phase): Part of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program, the 232nd Street Overpass Project will build a twolane overpass that will replace the current street-level crossing of the }œŒŠ {}œš‹| ›˜{x˜˜ˆ ”–{ „y˜ˆz˜ œˆ™ ”•„ „y˜ˆz˜j ˜ŠŒ‰Œˆœ{ŒˆŽ ™˜Šœw| for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.


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South Shore Corridor Project (City of Vancouver – construction phase): The South Shore Corridor Project includes realignment, reconfiguration and elevation of roadways, a pedestrian overpass at Victoria Drive, and other corridor wide improvements such as upgraded signage, installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems and fibre optic cable upgrades.

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Roberts Bank port facilities are well positioned to accommodate future growth in trade activity. The area has several competitive advantages, including its proximity to major transportation corridors for both truck and rail movements, direct access to numerous off-dock facilities and one of the most efficient ship-to-rail designs of any port in North America.

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On September 20, 2013, the Government of British Columbia announced that they will move ahead to replace the George Massey Tunnel, with construction of a new bridge on the existing Highway 99 corridor to begin in 2017.

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These projects will help relieve current road and rail congestion on local roads and will accommodate traffic generated by capacity increases at Roberts Bank, including the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.



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