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Langley scoured for missing man The ground search has wrapped up without finding a young Walnut Grove man.

A young Walnut Grove man has not been seen since Feb. 24, and a ground search was conducted in the Derby Reach area Sunday. Late on March 1, the Langley RCMP issued a missing person’s report on Nicholas Hannon, 19. The search started early March 2. He was last seen last Monday by his father. “Police received the report of his absence in the evening of Feb. 27 when Nicholas’s vehicle was located abandoned at a dead end of McKinnon Crescent,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. The car is believed to have been there since at least 7:30 that morning. Nicholas had spoken to his father on Feb. 25. He is described as Caucasian, 5’9”, slim build, with very short dark brown hair. A search started at first light Sunday in the area around where Hannon’s vehicle was found on the dead-end road. Searchers are asking homeowners for permission to search their properties, and to see if the residents can offer any assistance or keep watch for anything out of the ordinary. Authorities waited until daylight “because we are in this area, there’s a lot of potential hazards,” said Langley RCMP Sgt. Tom James. Snow covered the area, and it is also quite boggy. There were more than 30 people taking part from Central Valley Search and Rescue Society, the RCMP, and auxiliary RCMP.


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Nicholas Hannon was the subject of a ground search in the Derby Reach area. He last spoke to family Feb. 25. SAR, a non-profit organization of volunteers, has almost two dozen people taking part. As well, about six people from Metro Vancouver Parks helped. Despite the weather and it being the day of the Heritage Classic and the Oscars, Derby Reach Regional Park was still

attracting many users. The search command centre was set up in the park. If people have information

about Hannon that may help locate him, they are asked to contact the RCMP detachment at 604-532-3200.


Storm puts thousands in dark in Aldergrove Eastern Langley saw some nasty effects from one of the last storms of winter.


(Top) Langley RCMP Sgt. Tom James discussed the work with Terri-Lou Woods and Julie Toddington, both managers with Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Below) Search crews were able to grab a quick rest, new search coordinates and some fresh gear at the staging area in Derby Reach Park.

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A late-winter storm with snow, freezing rain, and heavy rainfall blew through the Lower Mainland on the weekend, again leaving Langley drivers in the ditches or homes dark.

Environment Canada had issued a snowfall warning for Sunday, with between 10 and 25 centimeters of snow expected. However, the weather changed to rain relatively early in the day for much of the Lower Mainland. Parts of Langley, especially Aldergrove, saw freezing rain during the late afternoon and evening. Several thousand residents in Aldergrove and Abbotsford were in the dark during parts of Sunday and into Monday mor-

ning. BC Hydro reported that trees were down on wires causing several of the outages. Students in Aldergrove had a partial disruption to their school day, as Aldergrove Secondary, Betty Gilbert Middle, and Shortreed Elementary all started the day without power. School was briefly declared cancelled, but the Langley School District announced they would open again after the first block or recess.

Despite the snow and rain, there were relatively few serious traffic accidents over the weekend. In Langley City, fire chief Rory Thompson reported only one crash, of a car into a traffic pole. However, it wasn’t clear if the crash was weather-related. In Langley Township, firefighters responded to two calls of power lines down, and seven rescue situations for crashed cars. However, there were no critical injuries, said assistant fire chief Bruce Ferguson.



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What you need to know about the Trans Mountain Expansion Project After nearly two years of conversations, studies and planning, Trans Mountain filed a Facilities Application with the National Energy Board (NEB) in December 2013 for its proposed $5.4 billion expansion project. Respectful and authentic dialogue begins with transparency and a common understanding of the facts. As we move forward in the regulatory process, we are committed to making sure that people have access to the facts about our proposal and the process. The following is aimed at correcting misinformation being spread by individuals and groups in your community. CLAIM


Land will be expropriated; people will lose their homes.

The route for the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project has already been determined.

REALITY Trans Mountain does not have the right to expropriate land. We have established and maintained relationships for the last 60 years with 2,200 landowners, as well as with neighbours and communities along the pipeline corridor. Our goal is to treat all landowners fairly and equitably. In the unlikely event that we cannot reach an agreement with a landowner, the NEB can grant right of entry to allow us to build and maintain the pipeline, but not to expropriate or take away any land or homes from owners.

CLAIM The opportunity for public input into the project is limited.

REALITY In our Facilities Application, we’ve identified a proposed pipeline corridor, and in some cases an alternative. These corridors are wider than what the permanent right-of-way will be. They provide the flexibility to respond to stakeholder input or to place the pipe so as to minimize local community or environmental impacts. A final right-of-way will be determined only after regulatory approval and during the detailed design phase. It is important to note that 73 per cent of the proposed expanded pipeline will follow the existing right-of-way where the Trans Mountain pipeline has been operating safely for 60 years. An additional 17 per cent of the proposed expansion will follow existing utility corridors and only the remaining 10 per cent would require greenfield right-of-way.

REALITY To date, we’ve engaged with thousands of individuals through 63 open houses and workshops along the pipeline and marine corridors and hundreds of meetings between project team members and stakeholder groups. Our work continues, with opportunities for continued dialogue throughout the process. The NEB will hold a public hearing on the Application before it makes a decision, allowing people or groups who have been granted permission to participate by the NEB a chance to raise issues, present evidence, test evidence and provide their input.

We want to ensure that no voice goes unheard and no concern goes unaddressed. If you hear more claims that you’d like us to address, please send them to us. Please visit our website or contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the proposed project.

CLAIM Property values near the pipeline have already declined and will continue to drop. REALITY Along our existing pipeline route, which has been in place for 60 years, there is no measurable difference between properties with or without an easement. However, we appreciate that land devaluation is a concern. Looking ahead to the new pipeline, companies are required by the NEB act to compensate landowners for any new easement and pay for any impacts or inconvenience associated with the new pipeline. Included within the determination of compensation is any change in the value of the property before and after the pipeline is built.

For more information about the regulatory process and how to get involved, go to the NEB website at > Major Applications and Projects > Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Trans Mountain Expansion.




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The PIPE UP Network is bringing in experts on the Alberta tar sands and the realities and risks of having a diluted bitumen pipeline built in the Lower Mainland. Andrew Nikiforuk, Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Liz McDowell will be present for two public events in Langley on March 8 and Chilliwack March 7. Both events are free and open to the public. • More online


Nominate greens

The nominations for the Langley Environmental Hero Award will open at the end of this month, and Langley’s MP is encouraging people to think of worthy locals. “We invite Langley residents to mark March 25 on their calendars as their first opportunity to nominate an Environmental Hero,” said Mark Warawa. “There are many environmental heroes who have greatly contributed their time and energy in order to make the Langleys a more environmentally sustainable place to live. In 2014, we hope to continue to recognize these unsung heroes for their valuable contribution to our community.” The award has been presented annually since 2006. Winners will be named on Canada Day. • More online


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Class of 2014 celebrated at graduation Fifteen more men and women are officially Langley RCMP auxiliary constables.

themselves, and their families. “Once you step out with the uniform on, you must thicken your skin and respect all the people you’ve come in contact with, whether they be good or bad, and remember the most important thing: What will your family think of your actions or your performance if it was published on the front page of a newspaper?” Power said. For those who don’t want to spend six months in Regina to

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A celebration for the class of 2014 was held inside the Langley Secondary School gymnasium Saturday morning. The graduating class was made up of students, all adults, none of whom attend LSS. These pupils were auxiliary constables, uniformed volunteers with the Langley RCMP. During a ceremony that was emceed by auxiliary constable program coordinator Jean Galvin, 15 men and women received their badges as auxiliary constables. Graduates included Morgan Adams, Amy Armstrong, Shane Beacom, Paula Fisher, Nikolaus Fuess, Derek Hamel, Christopher Hanley, Brandon Kroeker, Lauren Mitchuk, Shaylene Patterson, Katie Powell, Ravvjeer Sumal, Jason Suttie, Lee Taylor, and Trevor Vandelft. As auxiliary constables, they’ll be involved in community policing relating to public safety and crime prevention in Langley. Auxiliary constables also ride on patrol with officers.

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An auxiliary constable graduation ceremony March 1 at Langley Secondary School included a drill display and badge presentation.

They have peace officer status when on duty and are under direct supervision of a member of the RCMP. To become auxiliary constables, they had to complete roughly 90 hours of classroom training program and 70 hours of training outside a classroom environment over a four-to-six month period. “You are part of a solution,” Inspector Murray Power told the 15 new auxiliary constables.

“You have a significant level of courage; courage to join us in uniform to ensure that the rest of the community can live in a safe and comfortable environment.” Power told the auxiliary constables that when they are on duty, they represent the RCMP,

become paid RCMP officers, Power said, “This will turn out to be a great break from the real world. You get to be on the inside of the yellow tape, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what’s going on in your community, and you’ll get to experience lots of interesting issues.”


Jackstein finalist in national sport award

He’s been involved in B.C.’s Summer Games, Special Olympics, and now Senior Games.

Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) at its annual sport event congress in Edmonton, March 31 to April 3. “Michael was nominated for his volunteering efforts in 2013 for the 2013 BC Special by Roxanne Hooper Olympics hosted in Langley, as well as his preliminary volLangley is earning itself quite the unteer work for the 2014 BC reputation as a sports event destinaSenior Games, which will also Michael Jackstien tion, and Michael Jackstien is credited be hosted in our proud comfor helping make that a reality. munity,” Kulchiski said. BC Seniors Games That’s in part why the Walnut Grove His nomination and shortvice-president man has been selected as a finalist for listing both came as surprises a national award for sports volunteer of the to Jackstien: “Someone is paying attention… year, and why Deborah Kulchiski, executive It’s just nice to be recognized for what I do, director of Tourism Langley, nominated him. and for that reason I am quite pleased,” he The Prestige Awards, in their eighth year, told the Langley Advance. are awarded nationally by the Canadian “I was just rather pleased when I was


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contacted,” he added, “and I feel rather honoured.” If picked, Jackstien said it will turn out to be quite the present for his 70th birthday being celebrated later this month, he added. In addition to his involvement in last year’s Special Olympics in Langley, and helping gear up for this year’s Seniors Games, Jackstien was also president of the BC Summer Games when it was hosted in Langley in 2010. Tourism Langley has been a member of the CSTA for the past eight years and continues to promote sports as part of the community’s tourism initiatives. “Part of those initiatives includes expanding awareness of the efforts put forth by local sports champions such as Michael Jackstien and many other volunteers, community members, and staff,” Kulchiski said.

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PAC offers investigation update The PAC has made its financial records transparent. by Matthew Claxton

The Glenwood PAC says there have been no new problems, and it has made its finances transparent as the Langley RCMP look into the last five years of financial records. The PAC met Thursday, Feb. 27 and about a dozen parents received updates from their treasurer and the head of an internal audit committee. Beatrice Singer, who is also a member of the District PAC, went over many of the facts which have been reported in the Langley Advance recently. The incoming PAC executive wanted financial information at the start of

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the year. It became clear over a few weeks that the information was missing. On Nov. 22, the PAC voted to create an internal audit committee With two other PAC members, Singer went over gaming and general revenue accounts. She said that there were enough anomalies that the PAC approached the RCMP. “There is a police investigation,” said Singer. The Canada Revenue Agency and the B.C. Gaming Policy are also looking into the financial situation. An entire box of records is missing, covering five years of the PAC’s financial transactions, from 2009 to the end of the 2012/2013 school year, said Singer. Records from before that time were all found intact, and there have been no problems

with this year’s finances, Singer said. She could not say anything about actual finances of the past five years. The PAC has already asked for any members who know where the missing records are to please let them know. There was little discussion of the previous PAC executive or members who had oversight over the finances. “Certain people left, certain people have been removed, call it what you will,” said Singer. PAC executive member at large Dennice Debruyn heard about the investigation for the first time last week. She is a new member of the executive, and recalls the requests for financial data early in the school year. “There wasn’t any financial reports,” she said. “I

thought that was a little odd.” Treasurer Sarah Vanderkerkhove said the PAC has gone from having no electronic records to online banking this year. They have also set up a system that will allow any PAC member to view the PAC’s bank records online at any time. Vanderkerkhove is worried about negative perceptions the investigation may cause for the PAC. As far as this year’s finances, they are in good shape, she told the PAC Thursday. The PAC is on track to pay for its usual expenses, including hot lunches and hot dog days, and has budgeted $1,400 for teachers to purchase additional educational materials. They are also looking into creating a “wish list” for teachers for more items.

The Langley Relay for Life won’t take place until late June, but the preparation and recruitment for the annual anti-cancer walk starts this week. Prospective and returning teams and individual fundraisers can come to the Relay for Life Kick-off this Thursday, March 6,

to 6-8 p.m. at the Langely Events CEntre’s banquet room. The event is for both returning relayers and those who have never taken part before, said Jenn Schroeder, a community giving coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society.

“We want to invite the whole community to see what we’re about,” said Schroeder. Relay for Life is a 12hour event on June 20 that sees teams raise money and walk laps at McLeod Athletic Park, to raise money for cancer research and patient support.


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Picture starts touching exchange Tourism Langley’s new social media campaign reaches to Denmark. by Roxanne Hooper

It’s easy to verbally claim a marketing campaign is successful. It’s easier to back it up when you can show that at least 35 per cent of the people following Tourism Langley’s Facebook page are engaging with comments, shares, and posts. But it speaks volumes when it can be shared how one of the photographs from the relatively new #LangleyFresh social media campaign reached one woman half way around the globe. Late last month, during the first weekend snowfall, someone shared a picture – through #LangleyFresh – of the old school house in Campbell Valley Park surrounded by snow. Tourism Langley staff posted it to Facebook, and watched a touching story of community spirit and compassion unfold. Shelli Wardell Rasmussen commented on the picture.

George Tsai went out Feb. 24 and took a picture of the Fort Langley Cemetery covered with snow, so a woman in Denmark could see it. “Absolutely beautiful!!!” she said. “I live in Denmark and my parents are buried in the Fort Langley cemetery. Would be really cool to see some photos from there right now. Should be so pretty.” Tourism Langley staff thanked Rasmussen for connecting with them, but it was the reaction of the community that moved Tourism Langley’s executive director Deborah Kulchiski to tears. “It literally brought tears to my eyes,” she said, explaining how several people began posting pictures of Fort Langley, including several overview shots of the Glover Road cemetery. One woman even offered

to head down to the cemetery – once the snow had cleared – and takes pictures of her parents headstones. “WOW!!!! You guys are amazing. Thanks so much,” she replied. This is just one example of the photos and stories that are being exchanged through the #LangleyFresh campaign. Kulchiski said, it’s because of exchanges like this that she and her team will be able to hail #LangleyFresh as a success during the Tourism Langley annual general meeting later this week. The concept for the campaign came out of last year’s AGM, when Kulchiski reported excess

funds that she wanted to see directed into marketing, and ways of “increasing awareness for Langley.” “People know about Langley. They know where we are, they know generally were we’re located and some of the products we have to offer,” Kulchiski said. But people weren’t talking about Langley enough, hence the birth of #LangleyFresh. The campaign started last October, and is aimed at engaging residents and visitors to share how they see Langley through items on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. A lot of the participants have been sharing landscape photos, but more and more people are engaging and sharing other aspects of life in Langley. “We want to give people a reason to look at Langley and to place Langley at top of mind,” when planning vacations, daytrips, or backyard outings. “This campaign has exceeded our expectations,” Kulchiski said. “And it’s been really exciting to see Langley through other people’s eyes.” • More at

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Event singles out deserving Women’s Day event is a chance to honour three local women. by Heather Colpitts

The Rotary Club of Langley Central is inviting the public to spend International Women’s Day honouring women they consider unsung heroes. The Rotary Women’s Day luncheon is Saturday and three local women will receive recognition. “They are chosen through people who feel that they deserve to be recognized for their work in the community,” said

Linda Mross, organizing committee chair. The luncheon is a chance to hear from guest speaker, Lauryn Oates, an advocate for women’s rights in Afghanistan. “The speaker was chosen through a person that had heard her speak and thought she would fit to International Women’s Day, after reading her bio, we all agreed,” Mross said. In 1996, a then 14-yearold Oates read about the Taliban and its doctrines against such things as educating girls and women. She started a petition calling on the world to challenge the misogynist Taliban beliefs and has continued to work ever since.

There’s room for 300 people at the luncheon which takes place at Newlands Golf and Country Club, 20125 48th Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets, at $35 apiece, can be purchased at or from Susan Parsons, or 604-323-4460. This is a fundraiser for Rotary World Help Network ( “This organizations collects discarded materials such as hospital and medical equipment, computers, and educational supplies and then ships them in containers to Third World countries that need them,” said Rotarian John Peters.


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Some wars are still invisible

The work by diplomats and world leaders to head off open war between Ukraine and Russia is admirable. But the relentless media focus on Ukraine highlights one of the ways in which the major media do not always give us a complete picture of the world. Dozens of people have been killed in Ukraine during the revolution and fighting between protestors and riot police in the main square of Kyiv. Compare that to the 5.4 million victims claimed over a decade by the Second Congo War between 1998 and 2008. Western media devoted a tiny fraction of TV coverage or newspaper space to the conflict, one which caused more deaths than any conflict since the Second World War. We’re used to thinking of wars in Africa, Central America, or Southeast Asia as being unimportant, unless a European or North American power is involved. This is a dangerous way to see the world. The complexities of the Russian and Ukrainian political situation are many – the shared history of both regions involves multiple revolutions, invasions, ethnic cleansings, and one of the largest famines of the 20th century. Yet many of these issues will be teased out by the media over the next few days and weeks. Both the media and the general public are perfectly capable of absorbing information. However, we will not see many stories about the continuing conflicts in countries affected by the Congo Wars or the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide, or of the attacks of the Lord’s Resistance Army from Uganda. The current major war in Africa, which has actually received more coverage than normal in Canadian media, is that in the Central African Republic. Like the situation in Ukraine, it is complicated, involving religious and regional tensions. It is already leading to the displacement of thousands of people. As Canada offers aid to Ukraine, we should think of other nations where Canada’s soft powers of diplomacy, peacekeeping, and development can also help. – M.C.

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Oscar takes serious look at B.C. their contracts unilaterally torn up by the provincial government in 2002) is truly worth a watch… or it had a better political machine activated in the pre-game show (borne out by the two Supreme Court rulings in their favour Bob Groeneveld – although not yet to their avail – over the past 12 years). Or perhaps the deniers of basic scientific preI grew bored with Sunday night’s Oscar pres- cepts have infiltrated the Academy of Motion entations – with its interminable, long-winded, Picture Arts and Sciences, and decided to go after another of nature’s immutable laws. and pretentiously disconnected speechifying After all, Evolution may be easier to deny, punctuated by over-hyped, overproduced, and but Gravity is less controversial. under-talented between-award acts – several There are other titles on the Oscar nominayears ago. tions list of peak productions that have piqued Like NHL hockey – whose gratuitous glovesmy interest, and may just get me into my armoff violence left me ice-cold long ago – it’s chair to have a peek. been a long, long time since I’ve been able to If it were up to me, for instance, B.C.’s pubdrag myself into watching either. lic school students would have The similarities between Oscar won the Academy Award for and the NHL go further – parEvolution may be actors in a supporting role, for ticularly the politics behind the their part in Prisoners. inaction: movie producers have easier to deny, And I’d like to see the docubeen known to spend as much but Gravity is less mentary exposé of just what on securing an Oscar nomination happened to Adrian Dix’s elecas they did making the movie controversial. tion strategy in 20 Feet from they wanted nominated, while Stardom. the NHL regularly blabs about And speaking of last year’s provincial elecreducing dangerous violence… as long as the tion, I can’t wait to catch the political pollperpetrators aren’t big enough stars to put a ster’s explanation of their work in The Missing dent in the box office. Picture. It’s all entertainment, and it has become B.C. politics seems to have been a prominmore important than real life. ent feature in the nominations list. Surely, it’s Heh! How’s that for interminable, longformer Education Minister (circa the aforewinded, and pretentiously disconnected? And mentioned 2002) and current Premier Christy I have the temerity to complain about actors’ Clark whose performance is recognized in verbal diarrhea! Room on the Broom, with former Langley City But I’ve got more. Mayor and current Education Minister Peter As it happens, Gravity was the only one of Fassbender adding a masterful supporting role. all the films, shorts, etc. nominated for Oscars But let’s not forget the feds, shall we? this year that I’ve actually seen. Especially take note of Steve Harper as Iron Except for that one – which, truth be told, I Man 3, who is already grooming himself to saw only because Donna wanted to watch it – I’m normally quite content to wait for every- take the lead role for Iron Man 4 in 2015. And then there’s Toronto’s Rob Ford. All thing else to show up on our free listings. sorts of titles from the Academy nominations Having seen it, however, I’m surprised that list jump out at me: there’s Feral and Jackass it didn’t win (er, I mean, “receive”) the Best Presents: Bad Grandpa, not to mention Helium Picture nod. (I’m sure he’s tried that, too). Either 12 Years a Slave (which I suspect Ford: the epitome of Star Trek into Darkness. must be the story of B.C. teachers who had

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Brookswood residents fear plans

this development will destroy. Dear Editor, Why not expand the development plans I have lived in Brookswood for more than in a reflection of the current makeup of the 40 years. What council is planning is scary. community? The development should focus While I support preservation of the rural on single-family dwellings and a strong plan character, environmental protection, blendfor old-growth tree retention. ed densities, etc. indicated in the revised Don’t cheapen this gorgeous place Official Community Plan, I am not convinced that the policy goals can Letters by recklessly developing it into a sea of condos and townhouses, which I to the be accomplished with the proposed could purchase 10 minutes away in zoning. North Langley or South Surrey. New development would have a Many condos and townhouses in little more than triple the density Langley lay vacant, so the guise of of the currently developed area of Editor “affordable housing” is ridiculous. Brookswood, as opposed to “oneThis is an election year. If the counhalf the density of Willoughby,” as implied in a disingenuous and unconvincing cil is foolish enough to pass these bylaws, presentation by Aecom. It made me feel like the residents will want to blame someone. I was listening to the fox telling me how he Ann-Michelle deReus, Langley would build a fox-proof henhouse. Some of council were in office when the development debacle in Willoughby went Dear Editor, down. I earnestly hope there have been lesIt is time the Township of Langley staff, sons learned. council, and citizens started to re-think how Al French, Brookswood we can maintain the beauty of our neighbourhoods, which many of us do by keeping large cedars, fir, and other trees that are very costly to maintain. Dear Editor, Why not offer a property owner a tax I was initially excited to hear about some credit of $75 per tree, to a maximum of six Brookswood development, as I am in the trees ($450), for those trees with a base of market for a home. I was appalled after I 24 inches or greater. The trees provide the attended the open house at Brookswood overall community with benefits. Secondary. This plan is not sound. I have lived in and out of Brookswood for Brian and Jane Brown, Brookswood 30 years. I always come back. Brookswood [Note: Fuller versions of these letters and is attractive to someone looking to buy a others are online at www.langleyadvance. home in a beautiful neighbourhood – what com. Click on Opinion.]

Compensate trees’ protectors

Excitement turned appalling

Coulter Berry

Fort forced to decide too quickly

Dear Editor, If council’s intention is to invite “public consultation,” wouldn’t it allow for more time to adequately discuss the implications of the Coulter Berry project on Fort Langley? The Township has passed first and second readings of bylaws which will render heritage guidelines controlling height and density nonbinding. Petrina Arnason, Langley

Possibilities failed

Dear Editor, The rumours were out there: a new proposal for Coulter Berry? I was thinking we might see one of three possibilities: turn the third floor into a rooftop garden/patio; a deeper underground parking lot; or a height restriction of one storey on another property

of equal size. Coulter Berry 2.0 is a visual redesign, however height and density are still very much an issue. Andy Schildhorn, Fort Langley

Check out the plans

Dear Editor, We encourage all Fort Langley residents, in particular, and others with an interest in Fort Langley to take the opportunity to see the plans Coulter Berry at this weekend’s open house, and to appreciate how it will improve our great community. Carolyn MacLaren, Fort Langley

Tourism exaggerated

Dear Editor, Opinion about the singular importance of tourism to Fort Langley businesses is often based upon the wild premise that there are 200,000-plus tourists com-


True cost of cuts calculated

Dear Editor, Thanks to Langley superintendent of schools Suzanne Hoffman and district staff, we now know how much has been taken out of our school district at the expense of our children [Extra teachers would be $23.5 million, Feb. 27, Langley Advance]. Schools have been closed, classrooms overcrowded, and resources minimal because of it. Our children go to schools that have 228 fewer full time teachers than they should have, with 32.6 fewer librarians. Over the past 12 years, children in our community have been shortchanged. B. McCloy, Langley [Note: A fuller version of this letter and others are online at Click on Opinion.]

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ing to Fort Langley [Coulter Berry virtues extolled beyond reasonable proportions, Feb. 26 Letters,] – clearly an uninformed opinion. The most recent figures for the Fort Langley National Historic Site say that 71,285 people visited the site in 2012-2013, a 13 per cent drop over the previous year’s attendance. Christine Burdeniuk, Langley

Laws just opinions

Dear Editor, Parliament, B.C.’s legislature, and the Township all make laws – opinions about how we might get along. The courts have their own opinions about what the laws mean, and if you read the opinions carefully, you will find that sometimes you will agree with them – and sometimes you will not. There are people demanding that “the law” be used to stop Coulter Berry. Will these people continue to be staunch defenders of “the law” if the Court of Appeals disagrees with the Supreme Court decision? Peter Kravchuke, Langley [Note: Fuller versions of these letters and others are online at Click on Opinion.] For more letters to the editor visit... – Click on Opinion.



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Showcasing the personalities of Langley’s community of communities.

Business & Professional Women Canada’s president Cara Cote of Saskatchewan, installed the charter members of the new Langley chapter during a ceremony late last month.

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Langley’s Jay O’Jay entertained the crowds at the Pet Lover Show at Abbotsford’s Tradex recently.

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Deanna Evertt lit a candle to mark the start for the new Business & Professional Women (BPW) chapter in Langley. Evertt, president of the new chapter, and dozens of others attended the charter ceremony at the BMW dealership on Jan. 24.

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Several dozen women attended the charter ceremony for the Business & Professional Women’s new Langley chapter. Some guests in attendance travelled from Mexico, Switzerland, Argentina, Africa, the U.S., Australia, and of course the Lower Mainland.

Business & Professional Women Canada’s president Cara Cote of Saskatchewan, installed the first executive of the new Langley chapter during a ceremony at the BMW dealership on Jan. 24. The new executive members included May Stokes, treasurer; Angela Evennett, secretary; Christine Trischuk, second vice-president; Alexandra Wong, first vice-president; and Deanna Evertt, president.

How you can share… Do you have a local photo of someone or some place you’d like to share with the rest of Langley? Email it to us as a high-resolution JPEG to news@ Please include a brief description, including everyone’s first and last name. Put “faces & places” in the subject line of your email.

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Free air time encourages females to take flight

Women in Aviation Worldwide Week is marked locally with a two-day event. by Heather Colpitts

The Ninety-Nines, an international group for women pilots, organized an event at the Langley Regional Airport in 2013. This year’s celebration, with new organizers, will be bigger. Langley Advance files

The skies above the Langley Regional Airport are going to be buzzing with aircraft. Local flyers have volunteered for free flights for the event The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too. There are 1,500 seats available on the free flights March 8 and 9, part of the event to encourage women and girls to consider aviation for careers and recreation. Kirsten Brazier, a longtime commercial and bush pilot who hosted this event in the Yukon last year for 2,300 participants, said seats are assigned to girls and women with priority going to those who have not flown in small aircraft (commercial aircraft flight is not factored in). And the organizers assign spots either in helicopters or in fixed-wing Navions piloted by members of the Fraser Blues Formation Demonstration Team. The event is open to the public, and flights are open to girls and women from all over B.C. Now that Brazier lives in Langley Township, she’s hoping to make this event the largest women’s aviation celebration in Canada.

It marks Women of Aviation Worldwide Week and runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for the flights. Register at Admission is free and there’s displays, contests and other activities as well. “Studies show that one of the major barriers to more women

getting involved in aviation and aerospace is the perception that these industries are reserved for men, so they don’t even consider it,” Brazier said. “We want to change that. We want girls and women to seriously think about careers as pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanics, or aeronautical engineers.”

as the anniversary of the first licensed female pilot worldwide, on March 8, 1910. “This is an exciting opportunity to attract an underutilized sector to a field that has many in-demand jobs,” said Langley Regional Airport manager Guy Miller. “Our airport, for example, is home to 54 businesses and employs over 260 people. There are many opportunities here and in airports around the world, and we look forward to showing local women and girls all that is available to them.” • During the past few decades, while the percentage of female doctors, lawyers, and busi“We want girls and ness executives skyrocketed, women to seriously the percentthink about careers age of women as pilots, air traffic involved in controllers, mechanics, the sectors of the aviation or aeronautical and aerospace engineers.” industries remains low Kirsten Brazier and mostly unchanged. • Fewer than two per cent of People can explore aircraft of aircraft maintenance engineers various types, as well as airport are women. facilities. They can also learn • Fewer than six per cent of about women’s aviation history commercial pilots are women. and contributions. • Fewer than three per cent of International Women’s Day the Royal Canadian Air Force are has been celebrated since 1911, women. but for women in the aviation • Fewer than 10 per cent of and aerospace industries this date has even earlier significance aerospace engineers are women.

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Proposed Zoning Changes NOTICE is hereby given that the Township of Langley Council will meet and hold a Public Hearing. AT THE PUBLIC HEARING all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaws that are the subject of the hearing.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In conjunction with the public hearing on Bylaw Nos. 5063 and 5064, Council will consider: (a) a bylaw to amend the Sign Bylaw (Bylaw No. 5068) to ensure consistency with the Fort Langley Community Plan and (b) the issuance of Heritage Alteration Permit No. 100748 in relation to the lands subject to Bylaws No. 5063 and 5064. Persons present at the public hearing will be provided with an opportunity to provide input on the issuance of Heritage Alteration Permit No. 100748 .


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PURPOSE OF THE BYLAWS: Bylaw No. 5063 proposes to amend the Fort Langley Community Plan to clarify the informative intent of the Fort Langley Building Façade Design Guidelines. Bylaw No. 5064 proposes to rezone property from Community Commercial Zone C-2 to Comprehensive Development Zone CD-100 to allow for the increased height, site coverage, and reduced rear yard setback of the proposal.




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This application will facilitate the development of a three storey, mixed use building consisting of 1,172 m2 (12,617 ft2) of first floor retail space and a 219 m2 (2,352 ft2) restaurant, 1,278 m2 (13,752 ft2) of second floor office space, and 1,220 m2 (13,137 ft2) of third floor residential space (9 dwelling units).

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

Forty Years Ago

• A packed house for a benefit in the old Athletic Hall raised $106 for the Langley Welfare Fund. • Alderman Armstrong complained that having two telephone exchanges in the municipality was inconvenient. Council asked the telephone company to correct the nuisance.

• Langley School Board asked the provincial government for special consideration on a $10.6 million budget – which was 16 per cent beyond the province’s basic educational guideline. • Langley Township agreed to give the Langley Days Committee $200, provided the City matched it.

February 22, 1934

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Sixty Years Ago

Thirty Years Ago

• A 5.5 per cent raise, awarded to janitorial staff by a conciliation board, was rejected by school trustees. Janitors, in turn, rejected the trustees’ subsequent offer of two per cent. • Reeve George Brooks questioned the school board’s “huge” budget, noting that, even without the three mill tax increase it would require, Langley was already the “highest taxed municipality in B.C.”

• Langley Community Services directors apologized to their executive director, as a last act before shutting down operations. The director had started a wrongful dismissal action against the LCS. The entire board of directors that had been in place when she was dismissed had resigned, and the formal apology came from the new board.

February 25, 1954

Fifty Years Ago

February 27, 1964

• Township Reeve Bill Poppy and City Mayor John Conder launched the Red Cross’s annual campaign locally by raising the Red Cross flag over the municipal hall.





February 22, 1984

Twenty Years Ago

February 23, 1994

• Conversion of the Canadian Forces Naval Station in Aldergrove from a staffed facility to an automated radio installation was expect to cost the community’s economy about $8 million.

• Langley School Board decided that the old Willoughby schoolhouse would have to be moved, if it was to be preserved at all. • A controversial proposal to inject 5,000 gallons of effluent per day deep under Aldergrove was turned down by the provincial Environment Ministry.

Ten Years Ago

February 24, 2004

• Provincial legislation put the rest of B.C. closer in line with the Langleys. The new law forced home sellers across the province to admit to prospective buyers if the home had been used to grow marijuana. In Langley, municipal bylaws required that any home busted as a grow op had to be brought back up to the building code before it could be reoccupied.

February 27, 2004

• A Langley man, John Arnason, came out and told the story of how, 60 years earlier, he and other Canadian soldiers had been subjected to poison gas experiments. He hoped that, by telling his story, others would come forward to claim due compensation.

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Reach your community and publicize non-profit, community, or club activities here and on the Internet, at which includes the link Submit an Event. Or email news@, fax to 604-534-3383, or mail to: Langley Advance, #112 6375 202nd St., Langley, B.C. V2Y 1N1. Must be received at least 10 days prior to the date at which you wish the information to appear in print. Run on a space-available basis at the discretion of the editor.

Fundraising Langley Lodge Nu2You Boutique Stop by the lodge, 5451 204 St., from 10am-3pm on Tuesday, March 11 for a sale of women’s clothing and accessories. Proceeds support lodge care.

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. • Grand Tandoori Flame Restaurant, 20345 Fraser Hwy.: 2nd and 4th Tuesday 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. Langley Seniors Resource Society 20605 51B Ave., 604-530-3020 Outreach programs, seniors housing counsellors, coffee and connecting support group, Flying Solo and more. Seniors produce Seniors can get a bag of fruits and vegetables on the first Tuesday of the month for $5. The program is through Langley Meals on Wheels in cooperation with Langley City, Fraser Health, the Langley Seniors Resource Centre and the Seniors Community Action Table. Pick up is at Douglas Recreation Centre and the Langley Seniors

Resource Centre. Delivery available. Book: Rec centre, 604-514-2865 or seniors centre, 604-530-3020.

Other Blood donor clinics Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book. March 6: 10am-5pm Trinity Western University Reimer Student Centre Annual general meeting The Tourism Langley AGM is March 6 at 5:30pm at Trinity Western University. The guest speaker is sportscaster Barry Deley. Salmon friendly garden seminar Guest speakers include Brian Minter, Andrea Bellamy (author and small space gardener) and invasive plant specialist Lisa Dreves. Free but register in advance at growsmart@ Hosted by Langley Environmental Partners Society. From 1-4:30pm on March 8 at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. Eyes on Owls A free event allows people to see live owls and examine their feathers, bones and beaks. Meet at the Campbell Valley Regional Park Nature House (20285 8th Ave.) 1-4 pm on March 8. Info:

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Holocaust experts visit

A Holocaust survivor is one of the guests at a special symposium.

A few tickets are still available for the Holocaust Symposium this Thursday organized by the Langley Centennial Museum. On the morning of March 6, Holocaust survivor David Ehrlich will be speaking about his experiences including being at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, and as a war orphan in Canada. Historian Kit Krieger will be speaking about this dark period of modern history. The symposium complements two exhibits provided courtesy of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. The exhibits are on display at the museum in Fort Langley. More Than Just Games: Canada, and the 1936 Olympics and Framing Bodies: Sport and Spectacle in Nazi Germany are on display until March 16. Admission to see the exhibits is free. Admission to the symposium is $5 and advance registration is required. Call the museum at 604-

532-3536 to sign up. It deals with themes of The symposium takes racism and moral decisionplace at the Township making with an emphasis Civic Facility from 9 a.m. on the experiences of to 12:15 p.m. on March 6. individual Canadian and The 1936 Olympics were German-Jewish athletes in Germany at a critical who made difficult decijuncture between Adolf sions about their participaHitler becoming chanceltion. lor and the outbreak of the The exhibit also shines Second World War. a spotlight on the untold The world faced a decistory of Matthew Halton, sion about whether to a respected Canadian jourparticipate. nalist who Canadian wrote critic“These exhibits shed athletes, ally about some light.” particuthe Nazi Kobi Christian larly young regime from Jewish 1933 to athletes, 1936, and were in a dilemma. Should includes some rare footthey follow their dreams age of the Canadian Men’s to the world’s greatest ath- basketball team, of Berlin letic competition or should during the Games, and of they boycott the 1936 Canadian athletes aboard a Olympics? ship on the way to Berlin. “These exhibit sheds Framing Bodies: Sport some light on some and Spectacle in Nazi of their stories,” said Germany explores sport, museum curator Kobi politics and propaganda. Christian, “and puts the The exhibit looks at how 1936 Olympics into conbodies that were considtext.” ered “Aryan” were porMore Than Just Games: trayed, and how the Nazis Canada and the 1936 viewed and regulated Olympics brings together those who were excluded photos, documents, film from the ideal. clips and memoirs to tell It also looks at how the little-known story propaganda, rituals, and of the Canadian boycott films were used to express debate and Canada’s the connection between participation in the 1936 the Olympics and their Games. notion of a “master race.”

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Gators clip Crusaders to take third in Valley

Walnut Grove’s senior boys will look to carry momentum into the B.C. championship tournament at the LEC. by Troy Landreville

Jadon Cohee sunk the game-winning basket with under a minute to go, lifting the Walnut Grove Gators past Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders 66-65 on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. The match-up decided the third and fourth place teams in the Fraser Valley senior boys Quad A basketball championship tournament.

“On a basis of one to 10, I’d say a 10,” said Gators head coach George Bergen when assessing the play of Cohee, a Grade 12 guard who finished with a teambest 30 points versus the Crusaders. “But it was a team effort.” The game pitted the provincially No. 3-ranked Crusaders against the fifthranked Gators. Holy Cross held a slim 65-64 lead before Cohee’s clutch shot decided the outcome. The Crusaders’ final shot bounced around the rim but stayed out as the game clock ticked down to zero. Walnut Grove played for third after losing 64-40 to Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Talons in one of two Fraser Valley semifinals held Friday at the LEC.

Last year, the Gators won the Fraser Valley Triple A title and went on to capture the B.C. championship. This year, at the Quad A level, the Fraser Valley zone is considered by many to be the toughest in the province, with seven teams ranked in the top 10 in B.C. “I think the Fraser Valley is tough. It was tough when I played, it was tough 10 years ago, it’s tough now,” Bergen said. Next up for the Gators is the B.C. senior boys Quad A championships at the LEC. The Gators’ first game

Queen Charlotte. The tourney runs until March 15. Asked if he thought the win over Holy Cross will give the Gators momentum going into the provincials, Bergen said, “I’d say every win gives you momentum, whether it’s early in the season or later, but certainly winning that one is a huge momentum boost.” He added, “We Troy Landreville/Langley Advance have a tough draw Walnut Grove Gators guard Jadon Cohee drove [at the provincials], hard to the basket against the Holy Cross Crusaders but we’re going to on Saturday during third place game of the Fraser battle hard.” Valley Quad A senior boys basketball tournament. FINAL BUZZER: Running simultaneously at the LEC over the next Wednesday, March is weekend were the B.C. 12, at 8:30 a.m., against

junior boys and junior girls championships. The Gators junior boys finished fourth in B.C. after falling 58-50 to Tamanawis in Saturday afternoon’s bronze medal game. During the tournament, the junior Gators beat Duchess Park 62-39 Feb. 26 and defeated Fleetwood Park 56-48 on Feb. 27, before being edged 4943 by Panorama Ridge in Friday’s B.C. semifinal. In the junior boys gold medal game, West Vancouver edged Panorama Ridge 53-50 to win the B.C. title. Port Coquitlam’s Riverside Rapids were celebrating Saturday after downing the South Kamloops Titans 46-32 in the B.C. junior girls championship game.

Junior A hockey

Rivermen roll to first BCHL regular season title The Langley Rivermen ruled the B.C. Hockey League during the regular season. The playoffs begin Tuesday when the ’Men host the Surrey Eagles at the Langley Events Centre. by Troy Landreville

It’s official: the Langley Rivermen are the 2013/14 B.C. Hockey League regular season champions. Wins by the Rivermen over their Mainland Division rival Prince George Spruce Kings Thursday and Friday clinched the league title, and with it, the coveted Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy. This marks the first time in the Rivermen’s short history that they have accomplished this feat. “It means a great deal,” Rivermen head coach Bobby Henderson said. “At the end of the day, they [the players] won a regular season championship and that was a goal of ours com-

ing out of the gate. It’s a nice milestone, for sure. It’s something these guys can carry with them for the rest of their hockey careers and the rest of their lives. It’s quite an honour.” The ’Men sealed the deal Friday with a 2-1 win over the Spruce Kings at the Prince George Coliseum. With the victory, the Rivermen finished the season with a league-best 37-13-3-5 record for 82 points. The next closest team in the overall standings was the Island Division champion Victoria Grizzlies (37-15-3-3), who garnered 80 points. Henderson said that, while balanced scoring (six players with 40 or more points) and a stingy defence (their 155 goals allowed

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over 58 games ranked second amongst BCHL teams) were obvious factors in the team’s success this season, team character was crucial. “The main ingredient was the character in our [dressing] room,” Henderson said. “We battled through a lot of adversity, from our schedule, to different injuries and illnesses, to all kinds of internal stuff. For them to stay focused for 58 games says a lot

about the character in our room.” In the Rivermen’s final regular season game on Friday, Langley’s Matt Ustaski snapped a 1-1 tie with what turned out to be the game winner at the 8:57 mark of the third period. Ustaski’s team-leading 29th of the season was set up by defenceman Viktor Dombrovskiy and rookie forward Darien Craighead. The ’Men trailed 1-0 after the

first period and knotted the game at a goal apiece on a goal from their captain Mitch McLain 7:31 into the middle frame. Rivermen goaltender Brock Crossthwaite stopped 23 of 24 Spruce Kings shots to earn his 24th win of the season, second amongst BCHL goaltenders behind West Kelowna’s Andy Desautels (27). However, Crossthwaite played nine fewer games than Desautels. Crossthwaite had an all-star calibre regular season with a 249-1 record, a 2.42 goals against average (third best in the BCHL), three shutouts (tied with four other goalies for first in the league), and a .913 save percentage (sixth in the BCHL). Rivermen 5, Prince George Spruce Kings 3 In Thursday’s opener of their two-games-in-two-nights set at the Prince George Coliseum, McLain snapped a 3-3 tie with 6:27 to go in regulation time. continued on page A16…

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Rivermen face Eagles in first round of playoffs …continued from page A15 It turned out to be the winner, as Ustaski potted his second of the night into the empty net with 36 seconds to go to seal the win. The Rivermen led 2-0 after the first period on goals from Jakob Reichert and Ustaski. The Spruce Kings came to life in the second frame, with goals off the sticks of Austin Gray and Chad Staley. But with 47 seconds to go in the second period, a goal from Tyson Witala put the Rivermen up 3-2. The hosts tied the score at 3-3 when Braiden Epp scored 1:16 into the final frame. The Rivermen outshot the Spruce Kings 37-27. ICE CHIPS: With the title come the luxury of having home ice advantage

throughout the Fred Page (BCHL) playoffs. The Rivermen will now take on the Surrey Eagles in the opening round of the BCHL playoffs. The series pits the first and fourth place teams in the BCHL’s Mainland Division. The Eagles ended up with a 25-30-1-2 record. Last season, Surrey won the regular season title, captured the Fred Page Cup as BCHL playoff champions, and made it all the way to the semifinal of the RBC Cup national championship. Henderson said the Eagles will present a tough test. “They are a pretty high octane team, offensively,” Henderson said, regarding an Eagles team that that

Langley Rivermen vs. Surrey Eagles playoff series Game 2 – Wednesday, March 5 at the LEC, at 7:15 p.m. Game 3 – Friday, March 7 at South Surrey Arena at 7 p.m. Game 4 – Saturday, March 8 at South Surrey Arena at 7 p.m. *Game 5 – Monday, March 10 at the Langley Events Centre at 7:15 p.m. *Game 6 – Tuesday, March 11 at South Surrey Arena at 7 p.m. *Game 7 – Wednesday, March 12 at the George Preston Recreation Centre at 7:15 p.m. * Denotes if necessary

tallied 201 goals during the regular season. “They have some younger guys who are developing well and they’re peaking at the right time. We’re going to have

Junior B hockey

Kodiaks face Pilots in second round The Aldergrove Kodiaks are taking on their closest rival, both in terms of geography and where they finished in the standings, in the second round of the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs. The Kodiaks will go head-to-head with the Abbotsford Pilots for the Harold Brittain Conference playoff title. The best-of-seven series starts tonight (Tuesday, March 4) at Aldergrove Arena with a 7:15 p.m. opening faceoff. Game two goes tomorrow (Wednesday, March 5) at Aldergrove Arena, also with a

our hands full in the first round.” Earning home-ice advantage with their first ever division title, the Rivermen will host the first two games before the series shifts to the South Surrey Arena. The series will follow a 2-2-1-1-1 format. Game one of the best-ofseven series goes tonight (Tuesday, March 4) at the Langley Events Centre with a 7:15 p.m. start. Game two is Wednesday at the LEC, at 7:15 p.m. Fans who purchase a ticket to both games one and two will receive a complimentary Rivermen toque. This limited time offer is available online only at and only if the tickets are purchased prior to puck drop on March 4.

7:15 p.m. start time. The Kodiaks and Pilots finished one/ two in the Harold Brittain regular season standings, with Aldergrove leading the conference with a 34-6-2-2 record. The Pilots (27-12-2-3) finished second, 13 points back of the Kodiaks. Both teams cruised in their opening round series, with Aldergrove dispatching the fourth-place Mission City Outlaws in four straight games, and Abbotsford needing five games to take care of the third place Ridge Meadows Flames.

Langley Cribbage League Scores as of Feb. 27 Willoughby 18, Harmsworth 18 Murrayville 24, Fort Langley 12 Milner 20, Langley 16 Second half standings Murrayville 177, Langley 170, Milner 166, Harmsworth 165, Fort Langley 147, Will’ghby 147


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3rd Prize: 2nd Prize: Contest #7 1st Prize: All inclusive for two All inclusive for two All inclusive for two Draw Date people, including air people with people with accommodations for up to 6 May 3, and accommodations accommodations for up to 8 in a 3 bedroom in a two bedroom suite. for up to 8 people in 2014 a Presidential Suite. suite. No air flight included. No air flight included. $12,000 Value



$10,000 Value

$6,000 Value

Big discounts on Deep Sea Fishing and Golf. See in store for details.

New fully computerized lens fabrication laboratory on site that makes the highest quality precision lenses or glasses available in the Lower Mainland. *Some restrictions may apply. Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak, used under licence by Signet Armorlite Inc.


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White Rock - CENTRAL PLAZA 1554 Foster St. (Behind the TD Bank)



LANGLEY MALL 123-5501 - 204th St. (next to Army & Navy in the Court Yard)


Langley Advance March 4 2013  
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