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Ottawa sinks $17m into Aldergrove The Aldergrove border crossing hasn’t changed much for years, until now. by Matthew Claxton firstname.lastname@example.org
The border crossing at Aldergrove is about to get bigger to handle the volume of traffic both now and into the future. Flanked by local mayors and Langley MP Mark Warawa, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced Monday a $17.7 million replacement and upgrade. In about 18 months, the old building will be gone and a new structure with more lanes, expanded facilities for commercial processing, and a Nexus lane, will be installed. There will be five new traveller lanes and two new commercial lanes for those coming into Langley from the United States. The Nexus lanes allow faster passage for
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there was serious consideration given to completely shutting down all commercial traffic at Aldergrove, they noted. Yet the crossing is directly to the south of the large and growing Gloucester Industrial Estates, as well as being close to other industrial areas in Aldergrove and Langley. Warawa pointed out that it makes sense for many commercial travellers heading to and from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows as well, Warawa noted. “It’s really the crossing of choice for a lot of people,” Warawa said. The expansion won’t change the hours of operation for the border crossing, which run from 8 a.m. to midnight. The chamber hopes the increased capacity will make that an easier sell if the volume is there in the future. The Aldergrove expansion is the last project in a string of expansions and modernizations that cost a total of $65 million over the last five years across western British Columbia.
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pre-approved travellers to the United States. The newly rebuild Aldergrove crossing is expected to be open by early 2016. During construction, commercial traffic will have to find an alternative route. The Aldergrove crossing has become the second-busiest commercial crossings in the Lower Mainland, behind only the Pacific Highway Truck Crossing in Surrey. It was built primarily for local passenger vehicles. Members of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, including president Christine Simpson and executive director Lynn Whitehouse were on hand for the announcement. Along with local politicians, the chamber has been pushing for expansion of the border crossing for years, a fact alluded to by Warawa. The important thing is that this will allow for full commercial inspection facilities, said Simpson and Whitehouse. It was a little less than a decade ago that
Langley Mounties rounded up two suspected car thieves with help from the Air One helicopter and police tracking dogs Friday. It was in the hours just after midnight that a Langley RCMP officer on a routine patrol spotted a Honda Civic stopped on a quiet Walnut Grove Street, said Insp. Tim Shields, a regional duty officer. The Civic had two doors open, and one man was stand-
ing next to it. The second man was ducked down inside another nearby parked car, allegedly attempting to steal it. “When the two males saw the police, they jumped into the Honda Civic and took off,” said Shields. The officer on the scene tried to pull them over, but the Civic fled at high speed, heading east towards Fort Langley. While the officer on the ground didn’t chase the car, the Air One police helicopter, which now flies out of the Langley Regional Airport, was called in to assist. The Air One Tactical Flight Officer followed the Civic, using a thermal imaging camera, while it barrelled down Glover Road.
Shields said the Civic passed another car on a double solid yellow line, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the Honda turned down a driveway on a rural street and the two men abandoned the car. They started running into a large farm property. More units, directed by the Air One officers, moved in on the ground, including a police dog handler and his German shepherd, Chad. Chad and his handler quickly pursued the two men, and they caught up with and arrested one of the two suspects. The second man tried to hide in the back of a pickup truck behind a farm house.
“Through the eye of the thermal imaging camera the male was glowing like a bright light against a black background,” said Shields. “There was nowhere he could hide.” More ground units moved in and arrested the second man without incident. The Civic the two were driving had been stolen from Surrey earlier on the night of April 10, but not yet reported stolen. The driver, 35, was prohibited from being behind the wheel of any car. Both he and his 31-yearold passenger are “well known to police,” said Shields. Charges of dangerous driving, flight from police, possession of stolen property, and attempted auto theft are being considered.
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RCMP from Maple Ridge and Langley are investigating robberies that appear to be the work of the same set of thieves. At about 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, a man entered a Maple Ridge Chevron gas station in the 20500 block of Lougheed Highway. After threatening the clerk with a weapon, the bandit stole an undisclosed amount of money and lottery tickets. He left in a silver-grey car, possibly a Pontiac Sunfire, driven by a female accomplice. A short time later, at approximately 12:30 a.m. a similarly described man entered a north Langley Chevron station by shattering the locked glass door. • More online
Will there be more threestorey buildings in Fort Langley? Township council will mull over that issue later this month. Following the decision last month to approve the Coulter Berry building in downtown Fort Langley, the council considered a motion Monday that would have banned any future similar structures, at least for the time being. • More online
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Jesse LeBlanc and Kathleen Dunn (front, left) make up the duet, A Guy and A Girl, which won first place at the Langley Has Talent competition hosted by the four Rotary Clubs in Langley and held at Christian Life Assembly on Saturday night.
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Jesse LeBlanc thought he was imagining things when the name of his newly labelled music duet was called out as the winner of this year’s Langley Has Talent (LHT) Saturday night. Dumbfounded, he looked over to his musical partner and girlfriend Kathleen Dunn to see if he was in fact imagining things. The shocked and stunned look on her face confirmed instantly that it was not a dream. They were actually being called up to accept the award as winners of the community’s fourth annual talent competition, which earned them the proverbial crown as well as $2,500 cash, and a session in the recording studio. “I’m still in shock,” said Jesse, a 25-year-old nursing student who moved from Nova Scotia to Langley in 2012 to study at Trinity Western View University. photos “When our names were with first announced, it felt like time stopped as we or looked at each other in online disbelief! We were happy with our performance to be sure, but weren’t expecting first place. The whole thing was so surreal,” LeBlanc elaborated. “I can’t believe it. There were so many amazing people performing, I couldn’t believe when they said we won,” added Kathleen, a 23-year-old Ontario native who is taking religious studies at Trinity Western University. Twenty-four hours later, reflecting back on the experience, Dunn recalled how between the interviews and congratulations from the audience and friends, they kept exchanging glances with each other “wide eyed and trying
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to take it all in!” Those glances apparently continued through the night as they celebrated with friends and family at Boston Pizza. “Now that we’ve had a night to sleep on the news, we are still in disbelief!” she added. The young couple first performed together unexpectedly at an open mic night at the university a little more than a year ago. It’s no coincident that they sang From This Valley, the very same song that brought them together. Following that initial encounter at school, this pair became friends and performed together a few more times. They began officially performing as a duet about a year ago now, and officially became a couple six months later. Just last month, days ahead of the LHT semifinals, they formalized a name for their duet: A Guy and A Girl, and they’re hoping the success at Saturday’s talent competition will help propel them forward in their musical quest. “This just shows us that people actually want to hear what we’re
doing,” Jesse said, hoping they’ll And talent agent and judge secure a few more gigs around Jolienne Moore of JL Model & town as well as more opporTalent Management awarded a tunity to share their talents in contract to Michaela Mulder. the musical ministries at their The event, organized by the Catholic churches. four Rotary Clubs of Langley, Following Dunn and LeBlanc’s attracted an audience of about performance, judges applauded 600 people who watched pertheir efforts to engage the audiformances by 13 different ence by inviting them to sing and contenders Saturday night at clap along. Christian Life Assembly. “I just love you guys… I love This was the fourth annual talwatching you on stage,” said ent contest, originally designed returning judge Jolienne Moore, and still held to raise awarewho said she could see them as ness for the need for a performa cute little old couple 50 years ing arts centre in Langley to from now still showcase “all the up on stage singincredible talented ing together. “The whole thing was performers” in the Second place community, said so surreal.” went to another event founder and Jesse LeBlanc musical group, entertainer Peter a five-member Luongo. band called “I have to tell Quinn & Tonic, while third place you… I was back there in tears was awarded to 12-year-old or near tears for the wonderful improv dancer Paige McLachlan. performances that were given,” Other honours were also given he told the Langley Advance. “It’s heartwarming. The level out to other finalists Saturday of talent was outstanding. Every night. performances was worthy of Kwantlen Polytechnic being on stage at a new performUniversity granted two scholaring arts centre in Langley.” ships – awarded to singer Hayley • More at www.langleyadvance.com Bouey and rapper Josh G.
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One of two sexual assaults that alarmed Langley last summer was a false report, the RCMP says. In June and August last year, police released sketches of a man suspected in attacks on two teens in Langley City and Brookswood. While the first attack is still considered very real and remains under investigation, police have determined that the second one was false, and the alleged victim has now recanted her story, said Cpl. Holly Marks of the Langley RCMP. “She says that she was just looking for attention,” said Marks. The woman claimed she was walking near Douglas Park on Aug. 20 when she was pushed to the ground, threatened with a knife and assaulted. Her purse and iPod were then stolen. The man was wearing what looked like swimming goggles during the attack, the woman told police. A description of the man turned out to be very similar to one of the perpetra-
and still under investigation, a 16-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop in Brookswood on June 22. A man in a silver hatchback pulled up and ordered her to get into his car, drove her to a church parking lot in the 21200 block of 56th Avenue, assaulted her, and then released the victim near the Logan Avenue bus loop in Langley City. The man used a knife to threaten the girl during the attack. Anyone with information on the first attack or the suspect in the first sketch can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS).
Truck struck by train A driver suffered serious injuries last week. A train collided with a semi tractor trailer Thursday morning in Langley, police say. The driver apparently did not see the train while crossing the tracks, then froze when he realized he would collide with the train, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. The crash reportedly took place near River Road east of Fort Langley. The crash broke apart the semi trailer. The driver was initially trapped in the vehicle, said Marks. He was later freed and was to be transported to hospital by Air Ambulance with life-threatening injuries. Marks said dangerous goods were not involved in the collision. Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement will assist Langley RCMP with the investigation.
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Law Society critical of TWU but allows law school
Trinity Western University can start its law school, the Law Society of B.C. decided. by Heather Colpitts
The Law Society of B.C. has little kind to say about the Trinity Western University Community Covenant, but it won’t reject TWU’s law school. Trinity will be Canada’s first law school at a Christian university. In a live webcast on April 10, members of the society executive debated allowing a law school at the Langley university. The debate centred on the school’s Community Covenant, which sets out expectations of conduct, including those related to sex, and in opposition to homosexuality. A motion to reject TWU failed, 20-6. “This is unfortunately one of those decisions we were not going to be able to reach a consensus,” society president Jan Lindsay said. Late Friday morning, Trinity Western president Bob Kuhn explained the process over the past several years. TWU will start its law school in September 2016. “We worked for five years, in consultation with many lawyers, judges, and professors, to create a proposal for a high quality law school and this decision allows us to
now proceed in building that school. This is also an important decision for all Canadians. It says that there is room in a democratic country like Canada for a law school at a Christian university. TWU’s School of Law will join other Canadian law schools, complementing existing legal education in this country,” he said. The law society is the regulatory body for the province’s 11,000 lawyers. The provincial government and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada had previously given their approvals. In spite of their approvals, the law society decided to hold a review, inviting public and lawyer input. The executive members discussed whether the covenant would mean TWU graduates were unable to practise law fairly because of a religious-based education. The law guarantees protection against discrimination based on sexuality. It’s not the first time TWU has come under scrutiny for whether its graduates could do the job in light of shifting Canadian societal values. A 2001 Supreme Court case involved education students and whether they would make good teachers because of the religious requirements of the university. Law society executive members were divided. “We are not here to say TWU shouldn’t hold those
Trinity Western University has created a conceptual drawing of its planned law school, but doesn’t have a price tag on the new facility for its Langley campus. TWU president beliefs,” said board memthat’s TWU beliefs impact“There is no evidence ber Sharon Matthews. ing whether a student can the graduates will be But she noted that when study there. unable or unwilling to belief becomes action and The society’s mandate properly serve the public,” impacts others, there is is to act if there is a viosaid David Crossin, a law an issue. She pointed to lation related to lawyers society board member. the admission requirement and legal conduct, and not Kuhn promised that the of signing the covenant, assume this will happen. TWU law school will be Bob Kuhn
different, training lawyers with a focus on community service. He added that the School of Law will help meet the growing need for practical and affordable legal services in Canada. Students will be encouraged to see the profession of law as a high calling of service, and to volunteer with local, national, and global NGOs that serve under-developed nations and the vulnerable, he said. “Your students in the years to come will be identified and marked,” board member Pinder K. Cheema said. “That reputation will follow them into practice.”
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Tory vs Tory elections battle
When the federal Conservatives try to brand everything they touch with the phrase “the Harper government,” we didn’t know they were even excluding other Conservatives. Yet the Tories are increasingly a party divided, with little backbench rebellions and constituency fights multiplying, almost as if the previously disciplined Conservatives were the fractious Liberals of the recent past. The most recent split comes courtesy of the Conservatives in the Senate. They are pushing back against the Fair Elections Act, asking for changes to the controversial document. The Fair Elections Act has been highly criticized for reducing the ability of Elections Canada to promote voting, to warn Canadians about problems with elections as they arise, and for giving existing parties too much power. It has also been criticized for making it harder for those without a lot of conventional ID to vote. Now a Senate committee, composed mostly of Conservatives, has asked for a laundry list of changes. Among other things, they want companies and parties that send out robocalls to hold onto their records for three years instead of one, and they want photos of candidates on ballots for those with trouble reading. We might go farther, pointing out that the incredible accusations of mass voter fraud have only turned up now to support this bill, not during past elections. This battle is the latest in a series of criticisms by people who are either admired Tory icons, like Preston Manning, or widely respected across the country, like former auditor general Sheila Fraser. The Harper government has taken a very aggressive line, as it has on many past pieces of legislation. It seems that many Conservatives, at least on this issue, are finding themselves wishing that they were dealing with a Conservative government, not the Harper one. M.C.
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How is it that we bore witness Dear Editor, Letters to a council meeting that featured It’s time to reflect on the Brooksto the some awe-inspiring and impassioned wood Fernridge OCP process. speeches from some council members How does a small group of prodenouncing the 2014 Brookswood/ development landowners garner the Editor Fernridge OCP, and that these same influence to kickstart a planning prorepresentatives all voted for the same cess that is so totally transforming? Why has it been so camouflaged, whether OCP at first and second readings? We have won a very small battle in postby holding back information or understating and steadily increasing levels of density, poning the Brookswood/Fernridge OCP. We have yet to go to war to ensure the 2014 allowing said pro-development group to version, as currently proposed, never sees steer the planning process and benefit from the light of day. Maintain vigilance and regular update meetings with Township dedication. Township mayor and council staff, or overlooking environmental impact. have talked the talk. Do they have the fortiIt’s curious how we are one of the few tude to walk the walk? communities in the Lower Mainland withI will be watching and listening closely, out any tree protection. and come election time, they will see our As development increases, both here and response. We will need to decide who, if in adjoining communities, these last few any, deserve our confidence and trust. treasured forested areas will become all the more important. B. Cameron, Langley
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Dear Editor, Mr. Blackhall wrote that the speakers opposed to the Coulter Berry building at the public hearings had “courage… sincerity” and were “well reasoned” and “heartfelt,” while many in favour simply made brief statements of support and sat back down [Coulter Berry judgment day may determine council’s judgment day, March 31 Letters, www.langleyadvance.c0m]. I chose to be brief. The main issue was to counter the incessant claim by the opposition that there was no support for the project in Fort Langley, and I felt that was best done with a simple statement of support.
My opinions were well articulated to the mayor and council in multiple letters sent to each of them. This had gone on long enough, and all the pro and con arguments had been expressed. The process allows people to use the full five minutes to speak, and good on those who chose to. I felt it would have been discourteous of me to bore people by presenting a case that had already been presented many times in the past two years. It does not mean my opinions are not sincere, or that I and the others who spoke in favour lack the courage of our convictions. Jamie Clark, Fort Langley
Unfolding plan blindsided residents Dear Editor, I appreciate that Stephanie Holmes’s point of view [Parking homeowners’ fault, April 1 Letters, Langley Advance] and situation may be different from those of her neighbours. I spoke at the Brookswood
rally on behalf of a large number of Willoughby people who feel they had done their due diligence, bought based on what looked like a sound plan, then found themselves in increasingly awkward situations as the plan unfolded.
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The LEED certified Yorkson middle school won’t open until September, but three second-hand portables are already added to the site. This is what you had to say: Good grief.
– Danielle Christopher
This is such crap. Why didn’t they build the school bigger? Add more rooms, etc. There needs to be long term planning, not short term. Look at all the town houses and single family homes with suites being built right now. It’s not logical to think there isn’t going to be at least one child per house. My tax dollars are NOT hard at work here. – Rhonda Mazzon What a concept, matching the size of a new school with the projected number of kids in the area! Seems like a lot of the time new schools are overcrowded by the time they are finished. Kind of like the bridges.
– Shirley Balch Stewart
What a joke! This government always underplans on purpose. Those portables get unbearably hot in the warmer months and very cold in the winter. So tired of this government.
– Katie Trondsen
And how much are these people being paid to screw things up like this? – Ernie Jay
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I have two children who will be separated between schools during their education in Langley. My neighbour has four children, all of them in different schools at the same time. Many of us moved here with the idea that the Willoughby Community Plan fostered a walkable, healthy lifestyle. I have not met anyone in our area who would be comfortable with their Grade 6 or 7 student walking to Lynn Fripps Elementary on the roads available from 72nd Avenue and 200th Street, due to the lack of sidewalks. I could go on about how the boulevard plan has affected parking and access, too, but the effect would be hard to explain if someone were not familiar with it. I ask people to imagine that, as our communities age, we remain proactive, involved, and considerate of one another. What affects my neighbour today could affect me tomorrow, so I will work as hard to help them as I would myself. Kerri Ross, Willoughby
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A panel of politicians from four levels of government convened at the Langley Township council chambers for a townhall meeting hosted and moderated by Langley Advance editor Bob Groeneveld. It will interesting to see what people are interested in, school board vice chair Rob McFarlane commented moments before the 90minute forum began. The panel consisted of Langley MP Mark Warawa, MLA Mary Polak, Township Mayor Jack Froese, and McFarlane, who stepped in for board chairman Wendy Johnson who was unwell. The topics and comments were broad, ranging through the sudden death of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty, the spectre of abolishing cursive writing from the school curriculum, and the controversial proposed redevelopment of Brookswood and Fernridge. Brookswood/Fernridge prompted a question from one of the three dozen people who attended the meeting. If council doesn’t heed the wishes of the majority of residents from those two neighbourhoods, perhaps separating from the Township could be explored, one person wondered. The question was put to Mayor Jack Froese, who gave a brief history of the Brookswood/Fernridge Plan, a revision of which was proposed 10 years ago. In 2011, the Township began in earnest the process to update the plan. A subsequent proposal was defeated in late March, but council instructed staff “to start the process all over again,” Froese remarked. “I think the plan needs to be updated,” said Froese, who had been one of only two council mem-
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Langley School Board vice-chairman Rob McFarlane tells a member of the audience that he does not support the removal of cursive writing from the curriculum. At right is Township Mayor Jack Froese. bers who supported the most recent Brookswood/ Fernridge re-development plan. “I believe we can always improve upon things. I’m trusting that the new plan will address some of those [residents’] concerns. “ Addressing the comment on the neighbourhoods breaking away from the rest of the Township, Froese said that is something supporters would have to discuss with the provincial government. Warawa dealt with a question that was more of a statement, a criticism that the public has been left out of the discussions concerning the Aldergrove border crossing. Warawa noted that seven years ago, the government announced that the building, which is poor repair and would not withstand an earthquake, would be replaced. He noted that, of the four crossings in Langley, Abbotsford, and Surrey, Aldergrove’s is the second busiest for commercial traffic, despite its closure from midnight to 8 a.m.; the others are open 24 hours. Polak was quizzed on the topic of water, in light of the Nestle company taking B.C. water, without compensating the province, bottling it, and selling it back to residents. She said the government is working through the Water Sustainability Act which, when adopted, will replace the Water Act that has been in existence for more than 100 years, and
will regulate both surface and ground water. The new legislation will for the first time address pricing, Polak revealed, adding that the possibility of creating a revenue stream for water and treating the resource in much the same way as oil and gas, “is not the simplest thing in the world.” Regarding the possibility that cursive writing will be taken out of the curriculum, as one U.S. state has already proposed, McFarlane gave resounding assurance that that element would not be tampered with by the local board: “I can’t see cursive writing come out of the curriculum,” he said, adding he “would be astonished” if it were to be abolished. Referring to the sudden death of Flaherty, Warawa said it was one occasion when partisanship was set aside. Froese was asked if there was a “vision” in Township planning and engineering to develop municipal roads that optimize traffic flow, rather than installing traffic lights in new developments. He replied that, if the Township went ahead and built roads in anticipation of future development, such multi-million-dollar investment could be in peril if there was an economic downturn. The question appeared to refer to Willoughby, which Freose said is “an area of transition… as Walnut Grove was 25 years ago.”
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The annual Bradner Flower Show was April 11-13 and was packed with people enjoying the plants, entertainment, vendors, displays, and tea room. (Left) Nova Van Huizen was among the many who visited Friday.
Volunteer-run museum has busy season planned Admission is by donation to the museum with a massive collection of farm items. by Jean Konda-Witte
The BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum in Fort Langley opened its doors for the season on April 1 and volunteers have exciting events planned for the next seven months. From horses to horseless carriages, there is something for everyone’s interest this year and all events are geared for families. Saturday, April 26, is All Things Horse Day, a partnership with the Langley Horse and Farm Federation. The day will include horserelated displays and demonstrations, and feature a blacksmith shoeing draft horses, a demo on pack horses for those who want to venture into the wilderness, and unveiling of a 1902 Victoria carriage made by Brewster Co. The carriage will be pulled by a pair of Friesian horses from breeder Hank VanderKooi of Chilliwack. Folks can also learn about
horse harnesses and the Pony Comes to School program. “The farm museum houses a total pioneer life collection and horses were a very important part of pioneer life,” said Grace Muller, past president of the BC Farm Museum Association. “It’s a day to honour horses and all things horsey.” Thursday, May 1, marks the unveiling of the new Seed Exhibition with the opening reception for 6:30 p.m. The Seed Exhibit, celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of Langley farmers, explores the vital link seeds have played in all areas of agriculture and pioneer life in Langley: from vegetable farming, to grain growing, to raising livestock. It will explore how seeds were planted, harvested, and processed. The Seed Exhibit will run through October. Monday, May 19, is the annual May Day Parade and will feature 10 entries of antique tractors and wagons from the museum. The parade starts at 11 a.m. in Fort Langley. Sunday, June 1, is Model A Sunday with more than 45 restored cars parked outside the Farm Museum, plus interesting displays inside. The 1919 Ford
The 1902 Victoria Carriage was in rought shape before it was restored. Now people can see it at the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum. will also be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1,is Canada Day – one of the special days at the museum. “This will be really exciting this year,” said Muller. “There will be exhibits, entertainment and childrens’ activities, includ-
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Brothers banjo and guitar picking, a Chinese dance troupe and children’s entertainers. There will also be special events at the nearby Fort Langley National Historic Site and Langley Centennial Museum on Canada Day. Monday, Aug. 4, is BC Day and another special day with many display engines running, plus the ‘must see’ Garden Scale Model Train Club’s whole railroad system (including steam engines) operating for four days, Friday through Monday. Monday, Sept. 1, is Labour Day, and also Old and New Days at the Farm Museum. Come and see how things were done more 100 years ago. A John Deere tractor from the museum will be exhibited alongside a 2014 John Deere tractor on loan day from Prairie Coast Equipment. So check out the past and the present with more than 20 exhibits, including a vintage fire truck. All special events run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and admission is by donation. The BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum is at 9131 King St. in Fort Langley. For more information see www. bcfma.com or call 604-888-2273.
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Fundraising Clothing Sale Everything is $2 per item for a gymnasium full of clothing as well as vendors, local artisants, live entertainment, a cafe and baked goodies at Langley Fine Arts School 9096 Trattle St. The sale runs 9am-3pm on April 19 and benefits Project Kenya Sister Schools. There is also a book sale at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Info: www. globabvillagemarket2014.com.
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Valley Women’s Network The evening chapter meets the second Tuesday each month at Sunrise Banquet Centre, 188th St. 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 Centre, 11:30am-1:30pm. The next meeting is April 16. Info: VWNlangreservations@gmail. com.
Support Hominum The Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi- or questioning men. It meets the last Friday of each month (April 25). Info: Don, 604-329-9760, or Art, 604-462-9813.
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Seniors Downsizing to smaller spaces A free presentation runs 1:303pm on April 16 at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Pre-register at 604530-3020. Drop-ins welcome. Talking to your doctor The free education workshop by Langley Lodge, 5451 204th St., is 7pm on April 15 and features Dr. Leo Wong on how people can be more active in their health care. RSVP: Dayna, 604-532-4241 or ddriscoll@ langleylodge.org.
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1954: Legislature to vote on Langley secession
Langley’s history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance.
Eighty Years Ago
April 5, 1934
• More than 150 people attended to hear Dr. Jack Berry speak at a joint dinner between the Langley Agricultural Association and the New Westminster Kiwanis Club. • Butter was selling for 30 cents per pound, and beef roasts went between 12 and 18 cents per pound. Seventy Years Ago
April 6, 1944
• Langley Theatre owner Joe Gibson sold the business to Peter Barnes, owner of six other theatres in Ontario.
Barnes announced that the local venue would be open, with new equipment, six nights a week. • The paper controller banned school publications, concert programs, and some kinds of posters for the duration of the war.
passed in the legislature in Victoria, providing for a vote to be taken at Langley Prairie with a view to incorporating as a city. The enabling act authorized the Minister of Municipal Affairs to arrange and conduct a plebescite on the question. If an afﬁrmative vote is given in favour of incorporation, letters of patent will then be issued, constituting the area as a separately incorporated area from the municipality.”
Sixty Years Ago
Fifty Years Ago
• From the Langley Advance, part of a story about Langley Prairie’s planned secession from the rest of Langley Township: “It came rather as a surprise on Monday afternoon that an enabling act had been
• Langley Township proposed a ﬁve-acre minimum zoning lot restriction for most of the municipality, as part of a Central Fraser Valley Regional District plan. • Fort Langley’s Marnie Waska was named the top
April 8, 1954
April 9, 1964
junior cook in the province. She beat nine girls from other parts of B.C. in a bake-off in Vancouver.
Thirty Years Ago
April 4, 1984
• A CNR train derailment in Surrey, just across the border from Langley City, chewed up 240 feet of rail and spilled coal all over the area, raising concerns about the such a mishap occurring at a major highway crossing in Langley. • The Langley Eagles were crowned the B.C. Junior Hockey League champions.
Twenty Years Ago
April 6, 1994
• The Salvation Army was forced to end its Triumph residential program for court-appointed youths. The program had operated
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in Langley for 26 years. • Langley School Board said its anticipated budget shortfall of $1 million would not result in staff lay-offs.
Ten Years Ago
April 6, 2004
• Langley chickens and turkeys were to be among 19 million slated for slaughter in the Fraser Valley to contain an avian ﬂu outbreak. • Chesley Howard was named Langley Township’s Eric Flowerdew Volunteer of the Year, and Richelle Walton was the Pete Swensson Most Outstanding Youth. • Local activists were back on alert when it was announced by the American backers of the SE2 Energy power plant proposal planned to appeal the Canadian National Energy Board decision to disallow
construction of power lines through Abbotsford.
April 9, 2004
• Local racing-pigeon owners threatened to take the federal government to court to save their prized birds from becoming victims of the Fraser Valley poultry slaughter commercial aimed at containing an avian ﬂu outbreak. The slaughter was to include commercial poultry ﬂocks, as well as all backyard chickens, turkeys, ducks, and other domestic birds. A veterinarian with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency allowed that zoo birds and rare species might be exempted from the avian ﬂu kill.
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Anyone interested in social issues should check out the second annual AGM of the South Fraser chapter of CARP on April 23. No longer an association for just retired persons, CARP is about a New Vision of Aging in Canada, and many of its members are as young as 20. “Every issue affects everybody, especially when there’s federal changes to pension, health care or social housing,” said Teri McKenzie, chair of South Fraser CARP Chapter #48. According to the CARP statement, “the collective group has the power to influence the government, our marketplace and our communities,” explained McKenzie. In just its second year the South Fraser
chapter of CARP boasts 900 members from Langley to Chilliwack. Nationwide there are 350,000 members. According to the CARP website, “our members no longer need be retired [and] we’ve removed any age barrier from membership. Forty-year-olds start planning their retirement and have 65 yearold parents. Fifty-somethings are the sandwich generation, often supporting children and worrying about their own parents, while the 60-plus are redefining what it means to age; living longer, stronger, more vital lives.” The AGM will also be an information session, where people can “get informed and hopefully get involved,” said McKenzie. There are also many volunteer opportunities available in the organization. BC rep April Lewis will open the meeting, followed by guest speaker
Milt Kruger, president of the BC Senior Games, which will be held in Langley in September 2014. In addition to the sporting events for seniors, they are also looking for volunteers. Keynote speaker is Janice McTaggert, director of the Langley Seniors Resource Society, on “Who do you call when you need help?” Members who wish to serve on the board of directors can put their names forward at the meeting. The AGM is April 23 at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Registration is at 6 p.m., the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until about 9 p.m. RSVP at 604-510-3735 or by email email@example.com. For more information see www.southfrasercarp.ca or www.carp.ca for the national organization.
Fundraiser on tap Several local businesses have united for women. A number of local businesses have rallied together with the Soroptimists of Langley to host a women’s fundraiser April 16. Vanilla Clothing, which has a new store in Walnut Grove, and Art’s Nursery are hosting Blooms & Bling on Wednesday, at the plant nursery just across the border in Surrey. The evening event includes shopping, a fashion show, appies, and wine tasting. Tickets are $25 and available from the two businesses, Vanilla Clothing, at 88880 202nd St., or Art’s Nursery at 8940 192nd St. The event is Wednesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
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Black Jack This beautiful boy is about 4 years old and looks to be a Labrador Retriever mix. Black Jack is quite the regular here at LAPS because he would often get bored and wonder away from home. This love bug is looking for that special lap to snuggle up on and call his own. This guy is super loyal and he is definitely a cuddler! Black Jack is great with other dogs and we haven’t ruled out a home with a confident cat. This prince charming is an all around great dog and could live with kids. .
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This handsome young lad is Chico. He is about 1 year old and we are guessing he is a Labrador Retriever and German Pointer mix, but thereås likely a few other breeds in the mix. This a-dork-able teenager is a bit of an awkward boy and hasn’t quite grown into his own yet. Chico is great with dogs both big and small and could likely live with a kitty. This guy loves to sit on your lap and will affectionately lean into you. As soon as you meet him, you’ll fall in love. Chico adores cuddles and will willingly flop over onto his back for a nice tummy rub. This superstar dog does have some separation anxiety which means that when heås feeling lonely, he will get very vocal. So we are looking for someone who doesn’t live in a townhouse or apartment, as he can definitely get pretty loud. His new family will need to be home more than not to ease his anxiety. If you think you are perfect for our Chico, please ask to speak with his Trainer, Kayla
Our boy Andy is no stranger to LAPS by no fault of his own. At only 7 years young this is Andy's 3rd time looking to find his forever home and he would like to get it right this time around! Andy's first owner passed away and his second owner could no longer keep Andy due to moving. Andy's only requirement for his home is that he needs to be the only 4 legged superstar in your life. He is not fond of other cats or dogs. Andy is an incredibly handsome, rugged, orange tabby that will eat up all of your attention. Andy rolls onto his back to let you know that he is not quite done with your attention! He is a purring machine and has a hilarious almost silent meow. You will visibly see his mouth moving but only a little squeak will come out. A small squeak for such a big boned boy!
Blizzard is a beautiful, longhaired, black cat. He is about 3 years old and was most likely abandoned when his old owners had moved and left him behind. He made friends with his human neighbours, who then brought him into LAPS. During the past few months, Blizz has been living at Harveys Pet store awaiting his hero to come in and adopt him. Though he is having a great time hanging out with the girls there, he is hoping to get adopted really soon. This sweetheart could live with another furry friend in the home and older children who aren’t too rambunctious. This love bug enjoys pets and does very well having his long furry mane brushed out. Since he is a longhaired guy, heås going to need a nice brushing now and again to ensure he stays mat free.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet our beautiful Moira! This 10 year old sweetheart is just to die for! She came into LAPS as a stray with a few scratches on her face and in need of a dental cleaning, but otherwise in good shape. Turns out the scratches on her nose had become ringworm and from there we had to isolate her. So unfortunately that means that she would be in a room, all by herself, without any extra attention from volunteers. This gorgeous black cat has quickly stolen the hearts of our staff and she will soon steal yours. Moira’s looks are not those of a typical black cat, she has a stocky build, short little legs and a very unique looking square face! Moira is an incredibly affectionate girl and appears to have not had the best beginning to her journey but we want to make sure that she has the very best ending
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Make the Right Turn in Bellingham By Benjamin Yong
Separated by only a few miles, the downtowns of Fairhaven and Bellingham may be intertwined, but each have their own unique identities stemming from a long history dating back more than a century ago. Whether it’s watching a play in the fire station-turned Firehouse Performing Arts Centre or dining at the restored Horseshoe Café originally built in 1886, there is literally something for everyone. Bellingham proper was founded in 1904 as a result of the joining of four towns: Bellingham, Fairhaven, Sehome and Whatcom, says Kyle Fuller, director of marketing for the Downtown Bellingham Partnership. “They were all kind of separate, but because they were all growing so much by the early 1900s they combined into one big town.” The story of the largest city in Washington State’s Whatcom County, most popularly known to Canadians for its contemporary shopping mall Bellis Fair, is one of repurposing. Fairhaven is popular to locals and visitors for its charm and heritage — there are approximately 11 restored historic buildings in a four-block radius home to locally owned boutique shops and almost two dozen eating establishments.
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“It started as the city centre. Through the depression and the ups and downs of the economy, the town has molded away from the central business district to a cultural and arts district.”
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Aldergrove came within a win of capturing the B.C. junior B hockey title.
2-1 over the host Nelson Leafs Saturday to advance to the championship game. In their final game of the season, the Kodiaks were outscored 4-1 in the third period by Nitehawks, who, in winning the by Troy Landreville provincial title, have punched firstname.lastname@example.org their ticket to the Keystone Cup Western Canadian championship The Aldergrove Kodiaks’ memtourney being held April 17-20 in orable post-season run ended Abbotsford. Sunday afternoon in Nelson. The finalists were tied 1-1 The Kodiaks lost 5-2 to the going into the final frame. Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the After a scoreless first period, gold medal game of the Cyclone the Kodiaks and Nitehawks Taylor Cup. traded goals in the middle stanza. The loss to the Fruitvale squad Aldergrove’s Kenny Prato tied put an end to the season for the game at a goal apiece when the Kodiaks, who captured the he found the net with 12:49 to Pacific Junior Hockey League go in the second playoff title before battling to the period. final of the After Adam B.C. junior Callegari gave the B chamKodiaks a 2-1 pionship lead with a power tournaplay goal early ment. in the third perDespite iod, it was all the loss, Nitehawks, who Kodiaks tallied the final associate four goals of the coach and game. general manWith the ager Rick e files Langley Advanc teams tied 2-2, Harkins was Jordan Liem Dallas Calvin extremely aks goaltender Aldergrove Kodi ic Junior Hockey League scored goals proud of his Pacif 2:03 apart to players, who ason. was key to the s’ success this se on pi put Beaver put together playoff cham Valley ahead by a the most sucpair. The Nitehawks capped the cessful season in the franchise’s six-year history. game’s scoring with an empty net marker with eight seconds to go “There are 57 other junior B teams in the province who would in the contest. Kodiaks 2, Nelson Leafs 1 have loved to have been in our Powered by a fantastic goalshoes, and we were one game tending performance from Jordan away [from winning the chamLiem, the Kodiaks edged the host pionship],” Harkins said. “The guys just bought into our system; Leafs Saturday to advance to the championship contest. they gelled as a unit and battled Despite being decidedly outthrough injuries and adversity. shot early on, the Kodiaks edged They just stuck with it. There a hungry Leafs squad that was were 15 seconds left in the final looking for two points to advance and they were still going. We to the final. went to war together. I can’t be The Kodiaks only needed a tie more proud of the effort they put to qualify for the title game. forth.” “He was phenomenal,” Harkins The Kodiaks opened the toursaid of Liem, who stopped 26 of nament Thursday with a 4-1 loss 27 shots fired his way. “He was, to the Nitehawks before winning in our opinion, the best goalie of their next two contests, 4-1 over the tournament.” the Victoria Cougars Friday and
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The Leafs jumped ahead 1-0 midway through the first period. A half a minute after the Leafs’ goal, Kodiaks’ star winger Stephen Ryan capitalized on a turnover to tie the game 1-1. The teams remained tied until the final minute. Needing a win to advance to the gold medal game, the Leafs pulled goaltender Brad Rebagliati in favour of an extra attacker, in a desperate bid for the winning marker. This allowed Aldergrove’s Aaron Markin to deposit the puck into the empty net with 22 seconds to go in the contest.
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The Kodiaks earned a spot in the four-team Cyclone Taylor Cup tourney by winning the PJHL final series against the powerhouse Richmond Sockeyes. The Kodiaks posted four wins against a powerhouse team that only lost five times throughout the 44-game PJHL regular season, and led not only the Tom Shaw Conference but the entire league with a 34-5-3-2 record. In doing so, the Aldergrove junior Bs erased a 3-1 series deficit to win the playoff title in seven contests.
Collision course Langley Saints’ K’mwee Htoo collided with a W.J. Mouat Hawks opponent during high school junior boys rugby action last Wednesday, April 9 at H.D. Stafford Middle School. The Saints downed the Abbotsford squad 24-7.
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The Kodiaks (who lost the first two contests) won the final three games of the series: 3-0 March 27 at Richmond’s Minoru Arena; 3-2 in overtime March 29 at Aldergrove Arena; and 5-1 in the seventh and deciding game March 31 at Minoru Arena. The playoff title added to what has been an excellent season for the Kodiaks, who finished on top of the Harold Brittain Conference with a 34-6-2-2 regular season record before beating the Mission City Outlaws in four games and Abbotsford Pilots in five games in the first two rounds of the PJHL’s post-season.
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Olympians trio swim in Canadian trials in Victoria Three Langley Olympians swimmers shared pool space with Canada’s elite earlier this month. Add three Langley Olympians to the list of Canada’s top young swimmers. From April 2-5, the Canadian Swimming Trials took place in Victoria, and Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) members Justin Schramm, 16,
Martha Metcalfe, 17, and Hillary Metcalfe, 15, represented their club at the prestigious meet. The Olympians reported that all three raced exceptionally well and improved their placings from last year’s event. The competition was
attended by more than 500 of Canada’s top swimmers. The final day of action determined the senior team for Pan Pacific Championships in Australia and Commonwealth Games in Scotland, as well as the junior teams for the Jr. Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii and the Youth Olympics in China.
Turning the corner Langley Olymians Swim Club member Pearl Schramm competed in the eighth heat of 12 preliminary rounds during the LOSC’s 12th Long Course meet held at the Walnut Grove Community Centre’s pool over the weekend. Natasha Jones Langley Advance
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Olympian Ledoux goes to camp This past weekend, 14year-old LOSC swimmer Renae Ledoux travelled to Saskatoon to represent Team BC at the Prospects West Training Camp. The provincial team comprised of 24 swimmers: six 13-year-old girls, six 14-year-old girls, six 14-year-old boys, and six 15-year-old boys. Team selection was based on short course performances from the 2014 Western Canadian championships and the 2014 AAA Short Course championships, both held this past February.
The swimmers attended a training camp before taking part in a meet against other Canadian teams. Renae has also been selected, alongside teammate Hillary Metcalfe, 15, to compete in the 2014 East West Youth Dual Meet to be held in Winnipeg in July. The Langley pair will be swimming as part of the Western team made up of swimmers from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. They will compete against the Eastern team, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. Swimmers were selected
based on short course results between Sept. 1, 2013, and March 16, 2014. Eligible athletes garnered the highest combined FINA point score for two events in the following stroke categories: sprint freestyle (50-metres, 100m, and 200m) and distance freestyle (400m, 800m, and 1,500m), IM (200m and 400m), and 100m and 200m distances in the backstroke, breaststroke, fly, and freestyle. Hillary made the team based on her medley (IM) performances and Renae for her breaststroke. For more on the LOSC, or to register, visit langleyolympians.com, or call 604-532-5257.
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Spartans speedsters sprint to victory Trinity Western University sprinters Nathan George and James Linde led the Spartans to an impressive showing in their first outdoor meet of the season. The duo set track records in the 400m and 200m events, respectively, at the Washington Open on Saturday. Racing on Husky Outdoor Track, which opened in 2013, George won the 400m competition in 47.91 seconds, bettering the previous record of 48.04. Meanwhile, Linde finished first in the 200m event in 21.45 seconds and led a
group of seven, including TWU’s Calum Innes, who all bested the old mark of 22.43. Linde also had notable performances in the 100m, finishing third in 10.73 seconds, and the long jump, finishing first with a jump of 6.99 metres. On the women’s side, Anastasia Pearse and Hazel Ross led the Spartans with quality results in the 400m hurdles and 100m hurdles, respectively. Pearse finished third in 1:02.37 while Ross was second in 14.16 seconds.
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a strangely delicious italian-mexican confusion Fresh salsa, ground beef, red onions, jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella + cheddar served with a side of sour cream. Make ’em larges for $16! OPEN FOR LUNCH!
ORDER ONLINE PANAGO.COM 26956 Fraser Highway ALDERGROVE 20256 56th Avenue | 22259 48th Avenue | 21183 88th Avenue | 7150 200th Street LANGLEY
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This week only Fri. & Sat., April 18, 19 10AM-6PM
CHECKOUT LANES GUARANTEED†
Spend $250 and receive a
CHOOSE 1 OF 2 FREE OFFERS!
FREE 25 unless we are unable due to unforseen technical difﬁculties
u Spend $175 and receive a Anchor Hocking 14 pc Bake and Store Set
one time use cash card
◆◆ With this coupon and a purchase of $250 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location (excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated) and we will give you a one time use $25 Real Canadian Superstore cash card. Cash card is not a gift card and can only be redeemed at Real Canadian Superstore within the specified effective dates. See cash card for complete redemption details. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. Coupon valid from Thursday, April 17th until closing Sunday, April 20th, 2014. 10000 03864 2 4 924433
up to $19.99 value
4 DAYS ONLY!
Thurs. - Sun.
family meal $ for under
Spend $175 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location and receive a free Anchor Hocking 14 piece Bake and Store Set. Excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated. The retail value of up to $19.99 will be deducted from the total amount of your purchase before sales taxes are applied. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Valid from Thursday, April 17th until closing Thursday, April 24th, 2014. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No substitutions, refunds or exchanges on free item. 232100 4 u
Cadbury Mini Eggs 39 g
2 lb BAG Farmer’s Market™ mini carrots
1 .97 00 1 96
product of USA 735280
selected varieties, 946 mL
All items on this area for under $20.
Bakeshop hot cross buns
made with mixed fruits and spices, pkg of 12 301047 46038333543
pineapples product of Costa Rica 722103 PLU 4029
Kinder Surprise chick 2 pack, 40 g
Play-Doh Grab’n Go
Cabury Caramilk or Creme Eggs
licensed sticker ﬁlled eggs
Lindt mini eggs
6 count selection may vary by store
100 g 706974
Volcano Eggsplosion egg dye kit
Hershey’s Easter chocolate bags
Cooks ham portions butt and shank portion 445561 214823
1 $ 2 $ 3 $
selected varieties, 185-340 g 145294
assorted, 3 pack
PC® ice cream shop ﬂavours
selected varieties, 960 mL
3 47 2 97 2
Egg Dye ColorCups
6” Easter lily
Hot Wheels basic car
selected varieties, 85-95 g
white or 100% whole wheat, pkg of 20
Weston dinner rolls
Dole salad kits
selected varieties, product of USA, 234-351 g
no name® pineapple 540 mL or cranberry sauce 348 mL
no name® Aristocrat or Black Forest ham
Jelly Belly bubbles
8 DAY OFFER!
fresh PC turkeys ®
grade A while quantities last
Stove Top stufﬁng
selected varieties, 120 g 336432 6618804390
Green Giant frozen vegetables selected varieties, 750 g 510172 6905242321
Coca Cola or Pepsi soft drinks
regular or diet, selected varieties, 24X355 mL
Prices are in effect until Sunday, April 20, 2014 or while stock lasts.
Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. No rainchecks. No substitutions on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/™ The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this flyer are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2014 Loblaws Inc. * we match prices! Applies only to our major supermarket competitors’ flyer items. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the competitor’s flyer advertisement. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and in the case of fresh produce, meat, seafood and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us). We will not match competitors’ “multi-buys” (eg. 2 for $4), “spend x get x”, “Free”, “clearance”, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners etc.). We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this program at any time. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.
MOST stores open Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
MB and ON stores closed these days. See online or in-store for your particular store’s hours.
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Meet the people ICBC doesnÂ’t want you to meet.
Introducing Sharene Orstad If you have been injured in a car accident, you may think ICBC will take care of you. But insurance companies have a vested interest in saving money and reducing costs, not paying you for your pain, loss or inconvenience. Sharene has been a member of the DBM team for over a decade; working to protect the rights of personal injury victims. At the negotiating table or in court, Sharene will present your case in a manner that ICBC adjusters and lawyers will respect and understand.
LANGLEY OFFICE Suite 205, 19978 72nd Ave. Langley, BC V2Y 1R7 T: 604-534-2131 F: 604-939-7584
If you are injured and wondering what happens next, call DBM to meet Sharene in person for a free initial consultation about your case.