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Hadfield has always said that he decided to In 2012 and 2013, Hadfield’s last mission become an astronaut at age nine, watching before retiring as an astronaut was to comthe Apollo 11 moon landing from his family’s mand the International Space Station. home in Ontario. He became world-famous during his stint At the time, there was no Canadian space on the space station, due to the vast number program. The only countries that had flown of tweets and photos he sent down to Earth, into space were the Americans as well as for singing with by Matthew Claxton and the Soviets. In the absence hundreds of thousands of mclaxton@langleyadvance.com “I wanted to walk on of a true path to follow, Canadian school children, and the moon.” Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield started Hadfield decided to turn himfor recording a cover of David out his stop in Langley Friday with a song. self into the kind of person Bowie’s Space Oddity, the first Chris Hadfield Strumming his guitar against a starry backwho could become an astromusic video shot entirely in drop at the Cascades Convention Centre, naut, if the opportunity ever outer space. Hadfield performed I.S.S. (Is Somebody arose. Hadfield said he took 45,000 photos while Singing?) to Fraser Valley realtors. He learned to fly with the Air Cadets, he on the space station. Hadfield was in town to speak to the Fraser joined the Canadian military and got a degree “’Cause who wouldn’t?” he said. Valley Real Estate Board’s annual conference. in engineering, and he learned to fly jets. From space, he reflected, you can see what His talk ranged from the clothing worn by By the time he got his chance to become a tiny area of the earth we really live on. astronauts (including the diaper under the a part of the Canadian space program in the Below us is superhot molten rock, above us suit) to the feelings of launch early 1990s, he had the qualijust at thin layer of breathable air. and landing, to the changed fications. Of necessity, we’re all in this together, he “This is our spaceship, perspective that comes from “What is your long term said. and we’re not three trips into space. goal?” Hadfield said. “This is our spaceship, and we’re not pas“It’s a phenomenal experiWhatever that goal is, no sengers, we’re crew,” he said. passengers…” ence that I’ve been privileged matter how impossible, work He spoke of failure, and how we respond to Chris Hadfield to have three times, to fly in towards it a piece at a time, it, several times Friday. space,” Hadfield said. Hadfield told the audience. He noted that the astronaut’s prayer, said On launch day, you almost try to pretend Life will not always work out the way you before every mission, is “Lord, please don’t the big event isn’t going to happen, Hadfield want it to, he noted. let me screw up.” said. “I wanted to walk on the moon; I’m a failAstronauts are also taught that there is no “That’s a day you have set for yourself as a ure,” Hadfield said. “I never walked on the problem so bad that you can’t make it worse. dream of a day,” he said. moon.” “Stuff breaks,” said Hadfield. “It’s worth Yet his inner nine-year-old was cheering, he But you shouldn’t let the final goal define reminding yourself, things go wrong.” …continued on page A5 said. you, Hadfield said.


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Little Alice Van Wijngaarden, two, enjoyed making a big noise, hitting the drum at the Fort Langley Canoe Club dragonboat display in Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Feb. 2. The club and other groups were there as part of Lunar New Year celebrations Sunday. There was also Chinese astrology, fortune cookie Plinko, crafts and more. (Right) Members of the Vancouver Chinese Lion Dance Association performed throughout the shopping centre for Lunar New Year.

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Bellydancer disinvited to talent contest

Langley Has Talent asks bellydancer to withdraw. by Heather Colpitts

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Nicole Whitney was waiting to find out her audition time for Langley Has Talent 2014. The local bellydancer had filled out her application and been accepted. She said the orgnizers had asked for and were satisfied with her explanation about her double sword dance. They are decorative (not sharpened) and balanced on her during the dance. “This is something I’m proud of,” she said of her dancing. Instead of an audition time, 51-year-old mother received an email saying she could not be part of the amateur talent contest hosted by the Rotary Club. “All the other dancers can come, just not me,” she commented. Whitney said her style of bellydance reveals little and noted that other forms of dance, such as modern dance, have much skimpier costumes. “Where are they going to draw the line?” she wondered. Rotary has use of the Christian Life Assembly church which said it would not allow bellydancing.

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Nicole Whitney had been practicing her double sword dance for an audition in Langley Has Talent before she was asked to withdraw from the contest. “I guess my act isn’t good enough for God,” Whitney said of her disappointing news. “They assume I’m doing something seedy.” Langley Has Talent, now in its fourth year, is a vehicle to raise funds to construct a performing arts venue in Langley. “The fact is the church gets to make the final call and the perception is that belly dancing would be questionable among their membership because it shows more skin than they are OK with,” organizer Lisa Luongo-Smoth wrote in her

email to Whitney. “We have to respect the rules of the church as we are guests there.” Peter Luongo is chairman of the show’s committee and said the 1,500-seat Christian Life Assembly church is the only facility in Langley big enough to host the contest. “The church has stipulations on what can go on inside (the building),” he said of the rental deal. ”We have been asked by the church to please honour this sanctuary. I’m in a position where I want to make sure we don’t offend our hosts… We are

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not trying to censor anyone, it is honouring our hosts’ wishes.” The rental of the Christian Life Assembly will cost $2,000 to $3,000, said Luongo. Both an administrator with the Christian Life Assembly and pastor Brent Cantelon didn’t respond to repeated Province calls for an interview. Whitney said she was shocked about the assumptions made about this ancient form of dance and said people need to be educated about the true nature and history of bellydance. It celebrates and honours womanhood and dance, she said. “It’s the most family friendly thing I’ve probably been involved in,” Whitney said. She admits she knew little about it when she started about eight years ago. “I started with my daughter on a dare,” she noted. They signed up at a recreation centre. Whitney said in addition to helping her lose weight, it’s improved her health and fitness. The troupe she dances with performs at events such as Canada Day, charity fundraisers, and the occasional wedding. She teaches informally and has students ranging from children to seniors. “It’s literally all ages and backgrounds,” she said.

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A Langley stop came near the end of a British man’s 5,000 kilometre journey. by Heather Colpitts

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He’s crossed Canada with nothing but a red superhero costume and a push cart of supplies. And since Winnipeg, an excruciatingly painful bone spur on his foot. But Jamie McDonald, a tennis teacher from England, is about to finish a cross-Canada journey to raise awareness and funds for children’s hospitals in Canada and children’s health charities in the United Kingdom. The total stands at about $120,000 (learn more at www.jamiemcdonald.org). On his trip in Langley, he was thrilled to see people along the route. “Today every kilometre there was a family out on the side of the road thanking me for doing what I’m doing,” McDonald said Saturday. “They told me their kids have been following the journey for months [online].” After running a marathon Saturday, which

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Jamie McDonald is a British man who is just completing a journey on foot across Canada with no support team. he’s basically done every day since setting out on his journey last March, McDonald planned to depart Langley around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. He’ll head along Fraser Highway west towards the Pacific Ocean where he will dip his hand in, as he dipped it in the Atlantic in Newfoundland when beginning this trek. On Saturday for the run from Abbotsford to Langley, the 27-year-old was joined by his father. His dad and a friend flew in from England to be here for the wrap up. McDonald made a stop at B.C. Children’s Hospital on Monday. Then he ran

to the Terry Fox monument at English Bay on Feb. 3. After a rest in Vancouver, he will head to Vancouver Island and Mile Zero. McDonald had never been to Canada before he decided to do this. The Langley Advance caught up with McDonald at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre which was providing him with likely the most comfortable accommodation on his trip. Some nights have been under a tarp. “I feel like I’ve been taken in,” he said of the welcome he’s received throughout this adventure.

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Sex assault charges

Other victims encouraged to come forward Police believe there are more victims of a Langley man charged with sexually assaulting children. by Matthew Claxton mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

Police say an Aldergrove man already facing 16 charges, including sexual assault, may have additional victims dating back decades. Kelly Glen Isbister, 41, is charged with one count of pos-

session child pornography, four counts of sexual assault, three counts of sexual interference, and three counts of invitation to sexual touching, along with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance. All of those crimes allegedly took place between June 2010 and October 2013, say Langley RCMP. Isbister, who is currently in custody after allegedly breaching the conditions of his release not long after his first arrest, is still under investigation. “We do believe there are other victims,” said Cpl. Holly Marks,

spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. Media coverage of Isbister’s arrest and initial charges led to another victim coming forward, with new allegations dating back around 30 years. Police have reason to believe there are also other victims, said Marks. Although Isbister is believed to have spent most of his life in Langley, given the time scale involved, the victims may have come from other communities or may have moved. “The victims could be anywhere now,” Marks said.

Police are trying Those coming forto get word out ward can ask for help widely, and are from Client Support taking the step of and Victim Services, releasing Isbister’s Marks has noted. photo even though Few details of he has been in cusany of the alleged tody for the last few offenses are being weeks. released to protect “It’s an extra the identities of the step that we don’t victims, said Marks. always take,” Individuals wishing Kelly Isbister Marks said. to speak to investigaCharged However, they tors on this or other hope that people similar matters are will recognize Isbister and proasked to call Langley Serious vide more information to invesCrime Investigator Const. tigators. Amanda Smith at 604-514-5806.

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Hadfield advised against envisioning success. “You are far better served to visualize failure,” he said. Prepare for failure, anticipate it, try all you can to avert it, and when something actually does happen, you will be much better prepared to bounce back. Hadfield gave a concrete example of that in the story of the ammonia leak that almost scuttled the space station during his time there. If the leak of coolant couldn’t be fixed, the entire station would have had to be abandoned, all its experiments left unfinished. A spacewalk was needed to repair the leak. “The truth is, you have Normally it takes seven days to prepare for a to turn yourself into spacewalk. NASA gave things.” them a day. But two astronauts headChris Hadfield ed outside and repaired the problem, saving the station. They had prepared and worked and were ready. Hadfield has written a book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, the latest transformation in his life. “The truth is, you have to turn yourself into things,” he said of how he’s achieved all he’s done. The astronaut said he still wants to see more space exploration and more international cooperation along the way. He did much of his flying in partnership with Russian cosmonauts and on Russian Soyuz capsules, but when he was with the Canadian Air Force he flew to intercept Soviet bombers that were practicing approaches to North America. The next obvious stepping stone for further exploration is to go back to the moon, Hadfield said. “We’re still sort of at the Shackleton level of exploring space,” he said, comparing modern missions to the work of Antarctic explorers like Ernest Shackleton. After speaking to the assembled crowds and receiving a standing ovation, Hadfield signed numerous copies of his books, posed for photos, and even signed a number of $5 bills. The new Canadian $5 bill has an image of a spacewalking astronaut with the Canadarm.

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Plastic can be a wise choice

So many of our convenience products from packaging to mugs to machines are made from plastic, a by-product of the oil industry. Plastic has been much maligned in recent years. It has been branded anti-environmental, and accused of leading to global warming and an unsustainable existence on this green planet. But the plastics industry makes the point that plastic packaging is the most efficient form of delivering food with least amount of food waste, and resulting in less packaging waste. The Canadian Plastics Industry Association argues that, because plastic is lightweight yet strong, it is ideal for many types of packaging. A recent study showed that, if certain plastic packaging didn’t exist – for instance, caps and closures, beverage containers, rigid containers, carrier bags, various stretch and shrink wraps, and other forms – 450 per cent more packaging by weight would be needed, demanding expenditure of 80 per cent more energy. Every year, that would be equivalent to the energy from 3,800 oil supertankers. It would be like adding 15.7 million more cars on the road. The other argument for plastic packaging is that it protects food from oxygen, light, temperature, moisture, microbes, critters, and dirt, thereby extending the shelf life of food and slowing down spoilage, which leads to less food waste, according the industry association. There aren’t many of us who don’t use plastic every day. In B.C., the onus for recycling is increasingly being put on the consumer, and rightly so – if you buy it, you pay to get rid of it. In the end, whether we use wood, glass, plastic, or fibre for day-to-day use, the fact is, we all have to start using less of everything, re-use whatever we can, keep up the recycling efforts, and continue to divert as much of our garbage as possible away from landfills. – M.R.

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A modest proposal for Fantino The liabilities include devastation, the offchance of losing the war, and of course, having to deal with veterans after they have lost their value as soldiers. And here’s the real problem: not only do vetBob Groeneveld erans lose their intrinsic business value to the editor@langleyadvance.com nation and start incurring unnecessary costs as soon as they leave the battlefield, but they also tend to vote at a higher rate than those of us Poor Julian Fantino is the latest of Stephen who have to pay taxes to support them. Harper’s cabinet ministers to have gone and Plus they garner a lot of sympathy from stuck his foot in it. people who don’t know better. Since July 2013, Julian has been Canada’s So they impose political as well as financial Minister of Veterans Affairs. Julian has been tasked with the unhappy job liability on the business of government. And that is the real dilemma faced by Julian of reducing the cost of dealing with Canada’s (I know I really should be referring to him as veterans. One way he has done that is to not deal with “Honourable Fantino,” but I don’t want those veterans upset with me, too). them. Meeting with veterans, If only it were as easy as not for instance, costs money, so he It’s a soldier’s job to having any wars! But in the real didn’t. fight wars, and it’s world, it’s a soldier’s job to fight Naturally, that didn’t make wars, and it’s the politicians’ job the veterans happy, especially the politicians’ job to make them. since they were already unhappy to make them. So this is my modest proposal about Julian’s plan to save to Julian: turn back the clock, money by reducing veterans’ and reduce the percentage of access to services, by closing soldiers who become “returning veterans.” down a number of Veterans’ Affairs offices It’s really quite easy. First, we have been across Canada. But luckily, the angry veterans called a press providing soldiers with far more costly equipment to keep them alive than we did in the conference, and Julian did get to that meeting great wars of the 20th century. Why? on time – ahead of time, in fact. In fact, the equipment still isn’t perfect, so it And still luckier for Julian, one of the vetertends to result in more soldiers surviving their ans there noted that veterans wouldn’t mind debilitating injuries, and then coming home as if the offices were closed – if there were no veterans who are even more expensive than veterans to serve. the regular, uninjured kind. Now, that veteran reasoned that the way to Another problem is the quality of medical stop making veterans is to stop making wars. care that we squander on the front lines – and But there is another way. while we have a doctor shortage right here in Wars, after all, make business sense. And the current government is clearly all about giv- Canada, no less! Thankfully, less-visible injuries such as ing us the business. PTSD are often still not recognized, and thereLike any business endeavour, wars involve fore don’t cost taxpayers as much as, say, a assets and liabilities. lost eye or a couple of legs. Fight those who Among the assets of war are pride of ownerwant to change that, Julian. Please! ship of new territory, neighbouring countries’ As Julian and his fellow Conservatives well respect/fear, citizens admiration/fear, ecoknow, it’s not war that’s the problem, it’s the nomic benefits of making, destroying, and cost of those darned veterans. replacing valuable equipment, and a highly We need fewer of them, plain and simple. trained contingent of soldiers.

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Coulter Berry unforgettable

ed if we simply followed the rules that have Dear Editor, been there for years. Why is it today we The Coulter Berry… we will never forget have to question everything and demand that name! our own way? Now the subject of changing existing I think it is rooted in the theories of today bylaws has been broached – at least that that “I and what I want” comes first. is the proper approach. But will the mayor and council actually listen to Letters I suggest that Mayor Jack Froese not waste more of our tax dollars what the people are saying? to the by appealing, accept this defeat graI want to express appreciation for ciously, and if he must, then go the the group that stood up against the way of legally changing the bylaws unlawful alteration and took it to – if that is the will of the people. court. I was impressed by the graEditor I am not for changing them, as cious letter they posted in each of they are what has kept Fort Langley the Fort Langley mailboxes, expressunique and will protect us in the future. ing their sincere concern for the builder I would also like to suggest that we preand this whole situation that came about pare for the upcoming election by electing a through poor governance by our council. completely new council to represent us. These are kind of folks we need to be We voters must see beyond the promises, active in our Township: people of ethics; to evaluate leanings and tendencies. people who will not be swayed by financial gain. And I know that there are many of us Lois Hooks, Fort Langley – generally the silent majority – who are [Note: A fuller version of this letter and behind them. others are online at www.langleyadvance. This whole mess would have been avoidcom. Click on Opinion.]

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Floodplain no place for development

Dear Editor, Scientific evidence presented to the Salmon River Enhancement Society at its May 2013 Forum concluded that continued paving over the Salmon River Watershed only enhances floodplain

problems in Fort Langley. The proposed development by the Wall corporation, supported by the Township of Langley and Trinity Western University, along the Salmon River will contribute to floodplain

Traffic safety

Skip coffee and live longer

Dear Editor, This is to the woman driving like a maniac in a white Jeep-like vehicle – speeding, riding my bumper, then passing my vehicle on a solid line – northbound on 213th Street between 93rd and 96th Avenues, in the area of the dog park, on Thursday, Jan. 30, at about 7:50 a.m. What was more disgusting was to later see her vehicle in the Tim Hortons drive-through line-up, and then she caught up to me again, much farther west on 96th Avenue. If you are in such a hurry, instead of endangering the lives of others, skip the Tim Hortons and learn to manage your time better in the mornings. Sylvia Taylor, Langley

problems in Fort Langley and fish habitat degradation in the Salmon River. Thus the Wall-TWU development proposal is strongly opposed by the Salmon River Enhancement Society, myself, and all resident fish in the Salmon River. The irony is that a distant third party, Metro Vancouver, must represent the interests of Langley Township residents, while the Township of Langley represents the interests of a wealthy Vancouver developer. Dr. Don J. DeVoretz, Aldergrove [Dr. DeVoretz is a Research Fellow, IZA, Bonn, Germany, and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University.]

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Surviving LNG tanker proves nothing Dear Editor, Terry Brenan’s comments about tankers proving safe and that all is not lost [Tankers proving safe for LNG, Jan 7, Letters, Langley Advance] is another example of one small part of the story. Two ships colliding at sea with no LNG leak proves nothing. That is like saying that, because you survived a fender-bender in a Tim Hortons parking lot, you don’t need to wear your seatbelt, and airbags aren’t required at all. Man’s machines break, and when they do, something else is all too often damaged in the process. This holds especially true for pipelines, and for every single ship carrying oil, LNG, or coal, as the millions of ships at the bottom of the sea already attest. And when they do spill – they always do – how effective are the contingency plans, how effective are the repairs, and do the real repair costs ever get paid? The hysteria around pipelines and tankers diverts our attention from the real issues. The oil industry standard for a successful cleanup is a meagre 15 per cent. The levels of polycyclic aromatic hydro-

carbons (PAH) in the Athabasca River sediment are 2.5-23 times what they were in 1960 before the largest environmental catastrophe on earth was created. That is up to 90 kilometres downstream in another formerly pristine ecosystem. The particulate fallout in the snow in the surrounding area from the smokestacks is equivalent to a major oil spill per year. The local aboriginal people are being told not to drink the water, and are experiencing rising cancer and suicide rates. So what does Prime Minister Harper do for the First Nations in the Athabasca region? They send in bottled water, yet another scourge on our environment. I can’t wait to see what happens when they send in the canned salmon. We need to look at oil as the alternative energy source, not the other way around. Danny A. Halmo, Langley [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at www.langleyadvance.com. Click on Opinion, or search the writer’s name.] For more letters to the editor visit... www.langleyadvance.com – Click on Opinion.

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Shon Troelstrup noticed a few new faces hanging out at Brydon Park lagoon recently – a group of six or so cormorants – and snapped a shot of one. Shon Troelstrup photo

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The closing chapter of Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 involved disbursement of the funds raised. The Cruise-in board of directors spent a week in December handing out the cheques to the worthy local charities that benefited from last September’s event, and shared the photos for our readers (they were unable to provide photos for their stops at St. John Ambulance and the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope). This photo was taken at the Langley Community Support Groups Society presentation.

Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 donation to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vancouver (Langley): Herve Bezjak, and representing Cruise-In were Dick Hooper, Martin Brown, Lori Watts, Wayne Patterson, and Eric Taylor. Her’s a rem in Decem inder of when F rosty the ber – a fe S arrived early this w days before C nowman came Amber Ga to Langle hristmas year. mbling ph oto , and sh y City fo ortly be r a b ri e f visit fore spri ng appa rently

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Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 donation to Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and representing Cruise-In were Eric Taylor, Dick Hooper, Martin Brown.

Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 donation to: Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association: Lance Nadeau, and representing Cruise-In were Lori Watts, Rich Ulvild, Dick Hooper, Audrey Stebanuk, Martin Brown, Eric Taylor.

Langley Good Times CruiseIn 2013 donation to Langley Community Support Groups Society: Marilyn Piticco, and representing Cruise-In were Eric Taylor, Dick Hooper, and Martin Brown. Langley Good Times Cruise-In photo

Langley Good Times Cruise-In photo

Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 donation to BC Teen Challenge: Lance Marais, and representing Cruise-In were Rich Ulvild, Wayne Patterson, Audrey Stebanuk, Dick Hooper, Riccardo Sestito, and Martin Brown.

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Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 donation to Douglas Park Community School Association: Herve Bezjak and Esther Schmit, and representing Cruise-In were Eric Taylor, Martin Brown, Dick Hooper, and Wayne Patterson.

Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 donation to PuCKS Program: Connie Klimek and Marg Kunst, and representing Cruise-In were Dick Hooper, Wayne Patterson, Lori Watts, Eric Taylor, and Martin Brown. Representatives from ScotiaBank’s fundraising efforts for PuCKS at CruiseIn joined the presentation. Langley Good Times Cruise-In photo

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Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 donation to Langley Vineyard Church: Leith White, and representing Cruise-In were Audrey Stebanuk, Riccardo Sestito, Dick Hooper, Eric Taylor, and Martin Brown.

Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2013 donation to Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Steve Paul and Stephanie Connolly: and representing Cruise-In were Eric Taylor, Dick Hooper, Audrey Stebanuk, Riccardo Sestito, Martin Brown, and Wayne Patterson.

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Clubs/meetings Fraser Valley Business Network A business networking lunch is on the first Wednesday of the month. Cost: $5 (members), $10 (non-members). 11:15am1:30pm. at NY Grill & Bistro 20204 Fraser Hwy. RSVP: www. fraservalleybusinessnetwork. com. BPW International The International Federation of Business and Professional Women has a Langley chapter. Info and registration: bpwlangley1@gmail.com or Deanna, 604-309-7808 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. The daytime chapter meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sunrise Golf and Banquet

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Seniors housing survey The deadline to complete the survey by Triple A Senior Housing is Feb. 15. Find the survey on the Langley City website (Meetings and Events) or get a copy at the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre. Info: tripleaseniorhousing@gmail. com.

Support SENG Parent Support Group The group is for families of gifted children who may also have learning disabilities or other challenges. Run by trained facilitators. Sign up in advance. The group meets weekly at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St. at 6:30pm. Info: 604-329-0850 or npeducational. weebly.com. Take Off Pounds Sensibly The non-profit weight-loss support group has 14 chapter meetings around Langley with morning and evening meetings. The Feb. 4 open house is at the Brookswood Trailer

Park clubhouse, 3931 198th St. at 7:30pm. An open house is Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7pm in the Douglas Recreation Centre. Info: Lynda, 604-856-8014.

Volunteer Helpers needed Penny Pinchers Thrift Store needs volunteers for various shifts Monday through Saturday. The store raises funds for Langley Memorial Hospital. Training provided. Apply at the store, 20211 56th Ave. Online options: www.fraserhealth.ca or email VolunteerResourcesLMH@frserhealth.ca.

Other Blood donor clinics Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book. Feb. 11: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave. Feb. 15: CANCELLED 10am5pm Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 29th Ave. Nu 2 You Boutique Langley Lodge Auxiliary has a sale of ladies’ clothing, shoes, purses, scarves and belts on Feb. 11, 10am-3pm in the main

lounge. On Feb. 15 is a sale of gently used household items. 9am-3pm. Both events are open to the public. 5451 204th St. All proceeds are used to enhance the quality of life of the residents. Owl Prowl Metro Vancouver and the Langley Field Naturalists host a public event on owls at Campbell Valley Regional Park 7-9pm on Feb. 8. For ages eight and older. Free but registration required in advance. Registration and info: www. metrovancouveronline.org or 604-432-6359, barcode 5643. Willoughby Women’s Community Institute The group meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Milner Church Hall, 6716 216th St. at 10:15 am. Info 604-5329120. All ladies welcome. Coffee social Mingle over coffee and goodies at the Langley Legion, 20570 56th Ave., Tuesday through Friday, 8-11am. (You don’t have to be a member to attend.) Bake sale The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 21 Langley, 20570 56th Ave., has a bake sale on the first Friday of the month, starting at 6pm. Open to the public.

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Looking 1934: Relief bumped to $2 per day back… Langley’s history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance. Eighty Years Ago

February 1, 1934

• Council raised relief pay (welfare) from $1.50 to $2 per day.

Seventy Years Ago

February 3, 1944

• Reeve Alex Hope introduced a resolution that Japanese Canadians be re-established along B.C.’s coastal area after the war was over. Canadian citizens having committed no crime other than having been born of Japanese ancestry had been moved to inland internment camps after Japan entered World War Two. • Local constables raided

a shack near Aldergrove, and arrested six men and a woman for operating a still. The 85-gallon still had 55 gallons of mash in preparation. In court, two men were released and the rest were fined $125 apiece. Sixty Years Ago

February 4, 1954

• Gas pumps in front of Murrayville Garage blew up and burned. Flames were doused before they got to the underground tanks. Employees and neighbours suffered no worse than a bad scare. Fifty Years Ago

February 6, 1964

• City council raised the local magistrate’s pay from $50 per month to $250. • Langley City considered a public library and a community centre as possible 1967 Centennial projects. • City taxpayers had to cough up $157,312 for school purposes. Forty Years Ago

January 31, 1974

• Dave Christenson was appointed Langley City’s

administrator. • Salary for Langley Township’s mayor was raised from $8,500 to $10,000 per year. Aldermen’s pay went up from $2,726 to $4,800. • Construction began on Douglas Hall.

Thirty Years Ago

February 1, 1984

• Fire destroyed the library at Anderson Elementary School, but the rest of the building was spared. • Fraser River fishermen felt threatened by fisheries legislation affecting gill-netters and seiners.

Twenty Years Ago

February 2, 1994

• The Langley Advance changed the format of its Wednesday edition from broadsheet to the smaller-sized tab, the same size that the free-distribution Friday edition had been for years. It was the first major format change for the newspaper since World War Two. • Jennifer Kronkhite was presented with the Eric Flowerdew Award, as Langley Township’s top volunteer.

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by the prime minister’s special envoy on West Coast energy issues, Doug Eyford. “Canada must take decisive steps to build trust with Aboriginal Canadians, to foster their inclusion into the economy, and to advance the reconciliation of Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people in Canadian society,” Eyford concluded.

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Winner of its past two games, Aldergrove’s junior B squad hosted Ridge Meadows Wednesday at Aldergrove Arena. by Troy Landreville

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tacked on four assists, and Elvis Jansons also scored for the Kodiaks. The trio of Callegari, Ryan, and Unger combined for 14 points versus the Outlaws, who sit last in the five-team Harold Brittain with a 927-3-2 mark. Kodiaks 5, Richmond Sockeyes 4 In boxing terms, last Wednesday’s showdown between the two PJHL heavyweights would have been deemed a split decision in favour of the Kodiaks. A third period surge from the Kodiaks, who scored a trio of goals 4:12 apart, erased a 4-2 deficit and lifted the Aldergrove junior Bs to a 5-4 win over the visiting Sockeyes at Aldergrove Arena. “I thought we did a good job of having a good start to the [third] period,”

The Aldergrove Kodiaks’ lead on the Richmond Sockeyes in the battle for top spot in the Pacific Junior Hockey League is a slim one. With 64 points, the Harold Brittain Conference-leading Kodiaks (30-6-2-2) are one point better than the Tom Shaw Conference-frontrunning Sockeyes (29-5-3), who hold a game at hand. Both teams will easily capture their regular season conference titles and both have won their past two games. Kodiaks 7, Mission City Outlaws 2 The Kodiaks built leads of 3-0 after the first period and 5-2 after 40 minutes before adding two goals in the third to cruise to an easy win Thursday at the Mission Leisure Centre. Aldergrove centre Adam Callegari dominated, scoring five times and adding an assist. With 24 goals and 40 assists, Callegari sits second in PJHL scoring behind his linemate Kodiaks head coach Brad Stephen Ryan, who has Rihela said. “We crerun away ated some with the momentum “We played our game, but after points title with 38 banging away at loose they scored goals, 42 [to move pucks, and we were assists, and ahead 4-2], able to come out with I was happy a whopping 80 points. with the a win.” For his composure Brad Rihela part, Ryan we showed. had three We played assists. our game, Spencer Unger, who banging away at loose

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Aldergrove Kodiaks forward Aaron Markin squeezed past Richmond Sockeyes defenceman Ian Bennett during the second period of last Wednesday’s Pacific Junior Hockey League game at Aldergrove Arena. Markin scored one of the Kodiaks’ goal in a 5-4 Aldergrove victory. (lLower left) Aldergrove Kodiaks Elvis Jansons (No. 13) and Brandon Dolby hustled on the backcheck last Wednesday at Aldergrove Arena. The Kodiaks overcame a 4-2 deficit in the third period to win 5-4. (Lower right) Aldergrove Kodiaks Spencer McHaffie screened Richmond Sockeyes goaltender Kurt Russell last Wednesday at Aldergrove Arena. The Kodiaks overcame a 4-2 deficit in the third period to win 5-4.

pucks, and we were able to come out with a win.” The loss to the Kodiaks snapped the Sockeyes’ 16game undefeated streak. “We try to approach every game with the same mindset but there’s no question that, with Richmond being on a 16game win streak, we wanted to be the team that was able to finish that,” Rihela said. “They have a fantastic team over there, and when you win 16 games

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Ryan’s second of the night, scored 1:13 later, tied the game at 4-4. “He’s a great player for us who stepped up in the third period and made some high-end plays that resulted in goals,” Rihela said, regarding Ryan, a 19-year-old winger from Langley. “He’s got a ton of skill but what impresses me most about him is his compete level. I see him as a player that will get a shot in the B.C. Hockey League next year. The sky’s the limit for that kid.” The Kodiaks’ Jonathan Philley completed the comeback by scoring the winner with 10:55 remaining in regulation time. Jansons and Aaron Markin scored the other goals for the Kodiaks, who trailed 3-2 after two periods of play and fell behind 4-2 after the Sockeyes’ Mac Colasimone scored 3:17 into the final frame. Aldergrove outshot Richmond 39-32. Rihela said that it doesn’t matter if it’s the mighty Sockeyes or some of the bottom tiered teams in the PJHL, every game is up for grabs. “There’s quite a bit of parity in the league,” Rihela said. “Every game is tough. There are no easy games and we try to approach them the same. We want to come out with two points every time we have a game.” ICE CHIPS: The Kodiaks have four games left in their season, and next host the Ridge Meadows Flames Wednesday (Feb. 5) at Aldergrove Arena. Game time is 7:15 p.m. The Flames from Maple Ridge, sitting at 16-19-2-3 and third in the Harold Brittain, are struggling lately, having lost their past four games.

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It’s no secret that the Clash at the Cascades amateur boxing shows have become a hit in the Lower Mainland. The 26th version of the Clash, held Jan. 24 inside the Coast Hotel ballroom, also showed the series has a very vocal and definite fan base, according to Dave Allison who, along with his son James, organizes the events. The elder Allison said doing shows in January is always tough and they are almost always a problem in the matchmaking. “Christmas and the holidays always leave the gyms empty, and athletes getting back in the gym in time for the fights is never easy,” he added. In December, everybody claims they are going to train but by mid-January everything is different, Allison said. “This show, we lost several fights, however the pool of active boxers in the sport is so deep, there

was always someone to trol until halfway in the take the place of a boxer third round when Wright that pulled out,” Allison found his range and nailed noted. Franklin with a punch that A case in point was the turned the tide. main event. The fourth and final Two days before the round was all Wright, who show one of the boxers landed some heavy shots scheduled to compete in with all three judges scorthe main event pulled out ing the round for him. with a shoulder injury. The result was a split “I replaced him and the decision for Frankin with result was one of the best one judge scoring a draw. fights of “It was the night,” the kind of “Christmas and the Allison fight that holidays always leave made you said. A crowd want a the gyms empty.” of about rematch,” Dave Allison 350 took in Allison an 11-bout said. show that Port had “a kind of internation- Kells light heavyweight al flavour,” Allison said. Garret Halicki fought what There were youngsters, Allison called “a war” with women and elite seniors Action Boxing’s Marcus all in the mix. The main Baptisti. event was to be a B.C. The first two rounds was super welterweight chamall Halicki. Rounds three pionship match. and four saw Baptisti land Champion Josh Wright shots and make the fight from Ocean Park Boxing interesting, while Baptisti was to defend against Ron was always dangerous. Pryce of North Burnaby. The decision went to When Pryce pulled out Halicki, who will likely due to his injury, in came move down to 168 pounds Vincent Franklin, all and challenge for a the way from Hamburg, Combsport City title in his Germany. next match. • More at langleyadvance.com Franklin was in con-

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