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Labour Day was third anniversary of workplace incident that killed three and injured two DAN FERGUSON
tional health and safety program in place, failing to educate workers about safety, failing to properly supervise It’s been three years since three workers and failing to make workers men died and two suffered criti- aware about confined space hazards. They face a maximum fine of cal brain injuries at a South Langley $600,000 and up to six months in mushroom farm. jail. The third anniversary of the Sept. One survivor, Tchen Phan, is in a 5 tragedy at 23751 16 Ave. was wheelchair and canmarked this Labour not hear, talk, walk Day Monday with a or remember what call for a coroner’s happened to him. inquest by the The other, B.C. Federation of Michael Phan, a Labour. Langley father of “We need to do two, has been in everything we can a coma since the to ensure this kind 2008 incident. When of accident is never a pipe burst in a repeated and that Jim Sinclair farmworkers are not bc federation of labour president shed used to mix gypsum, chicken exposed to unsafe manure and water, working conditions,” it released noxious fumes that killed said B.C. Fed president Jim Sinclair. “Three years is far too long to farmworkers Ut Tran (a Surrey resident), Han Pham and Jimmy Chan, wait.” Sinclair said an inquest into the and permanently injured Tchen Phan incident should be held as soon as and Michael Phan. All five victims were fathers of possible following the Sept. 16 senschool-age children, 13 in all. tencing of the farm owners. The B.C. Federation of Labour head In May, a lawyer for the three people who operated two companies at said a coroner’s inquest is the best the farm entered guilty pleas to 10 way for the public to learn what hapcharges of violating provincial safety pened that day and what measures need to be introduced to prevent regulations. Under the terms of the plea agree- similar incidents. “As we saw in the coroner’s inquest ment, charges were dropped against a fourth person, Vy Tri Truong, who into the 2007 farm van crash that was among the four people originally killed three women near Abbotsford, a charged last year following a 10-month coroner’s jury can produce informed recommendations that could go a investigation by WorkSafe B.C. The remaining three accused, Van long way towards making farm workThi Truong, Ha Qua Truong and Thinh ers safer if they are implemented,” Huu Doan, and the companies they Sinclair said. “A public inquiry is the best way operated (A-1 Mushroom Substratum Ltd. and H.V. Truong Ltd.) pleaded to investigate and fix the health and guilty to 10 of the original 29 charges, safety abuses that we believe are including failing to have an occupa- widespread in the agricultural sector.” Times Reporter
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Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the U.S. then-Langley City fire chief Jim McGregor wrote Climb Higher, a poem paying tribute to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives in the attempt to save others. This weekend, fire departments across North America will mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy and honour their colleagues’ acts of heroism.
Climb higher Keep on climbing, says the Captain, Up through the smoke and smell; Keep on climbing, says the Captain, I think I heard somebody yell! Keep on climbing, says the Captain, Alive or dead, Not ours to tell. Keep on climbing, calls the Captain, Forget about your pain! Keep on climbing, shouts the Captain, We have a few more stairs to gain. Keep on climbing, yells the Captain, We will bring them down again. Keep on climbing, cries the Captain, If I can so can you. Keep on climbing, orders the Captain, Right now, I need your best from you. Keep on climbing, screams the Captain, Forget about those sounds. It’s just some girders twisting, and some concrete falling down. Keep on climbing, whispers the Captain, Climb right up to that light! Right up to that sunshine, No smoke to smell, no fire to fight. Keep on climbing, sings the Captain, That angel’s hand will lead the way. Rest boys, sighs the Captain, You did your job today. Keep on climbing, prays Our Captain, Eyes raised, headed for the top. And when you’re tired and feel like quitting, remember them, they did not stop. — Jim McGregor
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Langley Good Times Cruise-In president Riccardo Sestito expects there will be at least 900 cars on display at this year’s Cruise-In, set for Saturday. “We are going crazy with registrations,” he said Tuesday, attributing that to the good weather predicted for the weekend and the early registration deadline. All volunteers are in place and preparations are underway for the event. He and other directors are dealing with a host of last-minute details as they prepare to put on the show — the first since 2009. “We are expecting a huge crowd,” he said, noting that people traditionally flock to the event when the weather is good. There is also a sense of anticipation as a result of Cruise-In being cancelled in 2010. Cars will be on display throughout the Langley City downtown area all day on Saturday. They will be along Fraser Highway from 203 to 206 Streets, on Douglas Crescent, on 204 Street, and along 56 Avenue east of Glover Road. Some of the most unique cars will be on display at the Concours d’Elegance in Douglas Park. There will be entertainment, food, Cruise-In memorabilia and the ability to win various prizes, including an ultimate garage for the home mechanic. A motorcycle show, pin-up contest and custom car side show and marketplace will also be part of Saturday’s event. On Saturday, there will be free parking at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s parking lot, with a free shuttle bus taking visitors down to the show. On Sunday, there will be a swap meet at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s parking lot. The show is a non-profit venture, with all proceeds going to local charities. Sestito is hopeful that this year will set new records, in attendance, cars on display and funds raised for charity.
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Langley firefighters observed a moment of silence on Sept. 11, 2003, during a ceremony to mark the two-year anniversary of the U.S. terror attacks. This Sunday, firefighters in both the City and Township will mark the 10th anniversary with ceremonies outside their respective halls. The public is welcome to attend.
Ten years since 9-11 Fire depts host ceremonies to mark anniversary of terror attacks BRENDA ANDERSON Staff reporter
As Sunday morning dawns on the West Coast, it will mark 10 years to the hour since the tragedy of 9-11 began, as 19 terrorists took control of four commercial airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring another 6,000. And though a decade has passed since that sunny, late summer morning in September, 2001, memories of the grief and horror of that day remain, as do recollections of the singular acts of heroism and self-sacrifice they spawned. On Sunday afternoon, the City of Langley Fire Department will mark the sombre anniversary
with a ceremony outside the hall on 203 Street, beginning at 1 p.m. “It’s turning into a pretty formal affair,” said assistant chief Pete Methot. The service, which he expects will run about half an hour, will include a piper and colour party as well as remarks from Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender and MLA Mary Polak. The public is welcome to join them, Methot said, in recognizing the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks which killed 343 firefighters from New York City and the surrounding boroughs, and drew rescue service personnel from across the continent to Ground Zero to help in their aftermath. While many people may choose to travel to the U.S.
border south of Abbotsford, to participate in an international service, Methot said the department felt it would be appropriate to hold a ceremony closer to home. “We wanted to do something. There’s a larger ceremony at Sumas, but it’s important that the crew on duty is involved in something to mark the 10-year anniversary,” he said. The Township of Langley fire department, meanwhile, will hold a small service outside Hall 6 in Murrayville, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Chief Stephen Gamble will attend and members of the Langley RCMP have been invited to take part as well. The public is also welcome to come and pay their respects. The Sumas ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
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CONCUSSIONS AND POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME It was big news when NHL superstar Sidney Crosby â€“ whose over-time goal scored hockey gold for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics â€“ recently suffered a concussion in a hockey game. Though prominent, he is just one of several highprofile sports figures to suffer serious consequences following a head injury â€“ â€œmild traumatic brain injuryâ€? (MTBI) â€“ that is often poorly understood. But one benefit from Crosbyâ€™s misfortune is that it has led to media and Internet discussion of the potential consequences of a concussion (sometimes called â€œpost-concussion syndromeâ€?), which has helped clear up some misconceptions. For instance, there need not be a physical injury or blow to the head â€“ a concussion can be brought about by severe or abrupt jarring or shaking of the head, e.g., the head snapping or whipping back or sideways. Also, the victim need not black out or lose consciousness, and may initially feel and seem okay, even to first-responders at the scene or in the emergency room. But the consequences of a concussion can be severe and sometimes long-lasting or even permanent. And the effects of several concussions are cumulative, so itâ€™s critical to allow enough time for full recovery. One little known fact is that most cases of concussion or MTBI occur not in the sports arena but in motor vehicle accidents. The Courts in B.C. accept the best current medical views of concussion and post-concussion syndrome, if proved by credible evidence. But they are on guard against exaggerated or fake claims. And the defendant in a lawsuit (ICBC in car collision cases) will often try to show exaggeration or fakery. Take the 2010 B.C. Supreme Court case involving Mr. M, a 37-year old operations and fleet-manager of a trucking business. He was a passenger in a vehicle struck on the side where he sat. The other driver was fully at fault. The damage to both cars was
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North Langley Canadiansâ€™ Brendan Peterson is all smiles as he rounds second base after hitting a home run. The team of 12-year-olds was at the famed Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York last week for the Cooperstown Classic. North Langley was one of just 15 Canadian teams among the 1,274 teams competing. The Canadians went 3-4.
relatively minor, but the impact caused Mr M. to be pushed into the corner (he was wearing his seatbelt) and his head and neck to be pinched and angled in an awkward position. He felt sick and dizzy, the pain in his head was excruciating and his back and neck hurt, and he was taken to hospital. Before the accident, Mr. M had been energetic, great at multi-tasking and routinely put in long hours at work. He had an easy-going manner, was socially engaged and enjoyed an active outdoororiented lifestyle. All this changed dramatically in the years after the car accident. He suffered severe headaches, different from the sinus-type headaches he experienced before. He had problems with his vision, concentration, short-term memory and balance. He could mostly only work for a few hours at a time, and often he would have to stop work and go to a quiet, dark room to rest. As to his personality, he became abrupt, short-tempered and aggressive. In short, the accident caused him serious and permanent injuries, in the form of MTBI, affecting his ability to work and most other aspects of his life. The Court dismissed as unhelpful video-tape evidence introduced by ICBC to suggest that Mr. M exaggerated his problems. It accepted medical evidence that he suffered from the consequences of the concussion endured in the car accident. This was not disproved simply because hospital emergency room staff noted no confusion or loss of consciousness. He was awarded $110,000 for pain and suffering and $650,000 for loss of future earning capacity.
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John Horace Oughton may not be treatable, but the man known as the paper bag rapist is still entitled to a parole review. Oughton was declared a dangerous offender in 1986 after he admitted to sexually assaulting more than 140 women and children during a 10-year rampage that included Burnaby, Langley and other Metro Vancouver communities. Prison spokesperson Kelsey Hymander confirmed Oughton will get a review sometime in mid-September once officials at Mountain Institution in Agassiz have completed an assessment and filed their report with the National Parole Board. The 61-year-old former hot tub salesman was nicknamed the “paper bag rapist” for his habit of placing coverings over his face or the faces of his victims. Two were from Langley. In April, 1985, the 11-yearold friends were taking a short cut through the Langley Civic Centre grounds at 42 Avenue and 208 Street when they were lured into tall grass by Oughton. Under Canadian law, a person declared a dangerous offender is
jailed with no release date but is entitled to a review of parole eligibility every two years. A previous parole assessment found Oughton was essentially untreatable. “Your dangerous maladaptive personality structure is so entrenched and widespread that you are unsuitable for any currently available psychiatric treatment” the parole board report stated. “No intervention exists to reduce your very high risk to reoffend.” Oughton hasn’t participated in his parole hearings since his disastrous appearance in 2003 when he was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed. The hearing before three National Parole Board members bogged down over Oughton’s complaint that he had been given insufficient notice of the hearing. The board briefly adjourned the hearing and when it resumed, informed Oughton that it would proceed. There are strict rules governing the behavior of prisoners at hearings, and Oughton broke one of them when he stood up and turned towards the small gallery where five of his victims were seated.
It appeared that he was trying to make for the exit which would have brought him within feet of his victims. When a guard moved to stop him, Oughton, who was not shackled or handcuffed, became belligerent. It took the guard, a parole officer and a Langley RCMP officer to subdue him. Oughton was handcuffed and escorted out of the room. The hearing resumed without Oughton present and his parole was denied. At the time, the father of one of the Langley victims said Oughton’s right to a regular hearing subjects his whole family to more anxiety and inconvenience. His daughter will bear the scars of her ordeal forever, he said. “It never goes away. It’s an ugly chapter in our life, and we just have to deal with it,” he said. In 1999, when he was still trying to convince authorities he’d reformed, Oughton registered a book he’d written with the National Library of Canada titled “Mountain thoughts: an inmate’s journey towards selfknowledge.” It does not appear to have been published.
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An open house on plans for the revised rail overpass at Mufford Crescent and 64 Avenue will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday. The new plans for the rail overpass were developed by the ministry of transportation as a replacement for the planned overpass that would have linked 64 Avenue on both sides of the railway tracks. The overpass project would have included a new road from near the Costco at 64 Avenue and Willowbrook Connector to 64 Avenue east of Glover Road. It would have
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The Langley leg of a crossCanada cycling tour to raise money for children with cancer got off to a slow start Wednesday. The riders in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride relay lost their police escort first thing in the morning, after the officers were called away to a reported armed robbery. Then a wonky GPS system got them separated from their lead vehicle, a large C-class motor home that serves as an emergency repair station. Without the big RV and police
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he Langley Good Times Cruise-In is back, and the sense of eagerness and anticipation is high in the community. Cruise-In has been a big event in Langley since it first began 14 years ago. It has come a long ways since that first show, and now attracts 100,000 people or more. It also brings with it lots of good feelings. Last year, there was no CruiseIn. The directors were tired after the 2009 event, largely because of illegal street racing and negativity from a few people in the downtown community. However, even when they announced that it would not take place in 2010, they held out hope that it would resume in 2011. And they have kept their promise. After some discussions with police and the City of Langley, they decided to bring the popular car show back. One of the biggest changes this year is the cancellation of the Friday night cruise to the Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove. There are a number of reasons for this, but the biggest single one is that Cruise-In directors did not want to be associated with any car activity on Friday night. There has often been illegal street racing on Friday evenings, and some situations have been extremely dangerous. Weather this weekend is expected to be good. There will almost certainly be car enthusiasts gathering on Friday night in areas of Langley, and a small number will take part in racing or other illegal activity. They have been warned. Police plan to be out in force and the consequences for car owners may be significant. They will almost certainly lose their cars, at least temporarily, and hopefully there will be enough witnesses that they can be charged with serious offences. The actions of a few do not reflect on the wonderful atmosphere of Cruise-In. Saturday is the day when all the vehicles will be on display. The atmosphere in Langley City will be great. There will be free entertainment, lots to eat, fascinating cars to check out, new people to meet and all kinds of other tidbits of activity. It’s a great day for the community, and we are all looking forward to it.
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and you were on the road again. ecently, 13 young men were I recall a co-worker buying a joyriding in some very expennew car for his wife and telling me sive high performance vehiMcGregor I could have her old car for $100. cles. The police stopped them and Says I had the money, even enough for did a great job in preventing some serious injuries. To teach them a JIMMCGREGOR insurance, and in two days I picked that car up. darn good lesson, they were each It was a faded maroon and pink 1956 Plymfined $196, they have to pay the towing and storage fees, and the cars will be impounded for outh with a three on the tree and a V-8 engine. It leaked oil everywhere, the front seat was torn seven days. and the rust poked through in many places. It Really, do any of us think that if 17-year-old was truly a beautiful thing. boys have access to $150,000 automobiles to I got my insurance papers, and put them in play with, that a $196 fine is going to be some the little plastic pouch that snapped on the sort of deterrent? Obviously, whoever laid out steering column. I washed it and waxed it, put the money for the car will be paying the fine. in some gas and with my arm out the window I want all of you from my era or older and my sunglasses on, I was a regular James to imagine yourself saying this: “Dad, I was caught speeding in the family car, I need $196 Dean. I didn’t have to get a ride to work with my and by the way, you won’t have the car for a sister or wait for her to pick me up. I no lonweek.” ger had to call one of my buddies and ask him Yes, these are definitely different times. I to come get me. I didn’t have to sit in the jury doubt if any of those boys actually worked to box and swear to tell the truth about why I save money to buy those cars and when something is given with no strings attached, it doesn’t needed Dad’s car and what time I would be home. really matter if is taken away. My cars got flashier and more expensive as Take a minute and think about the first car you owned — one you had saved for and bought I could afford them, but each one I bought and paid for myself. There was not another with your own money. It was your car. Remember how your car keys felt when you car sitting in the driveway if I lost mine, and certainly no one was going to pay my fines. If held them in your hand? They were like keys to a prison cell, and they were going to unlock someone got a speeding ticket, that was big news at the A&W. the door of a whole new world. All of your first cars will be on display in No more asking for the car and explaining downtown Langley at the Cruise-in this Saturday, why you needed it. No more waiting at work and all your memories will be displayed right or school for someone to pick you up. No there with them. At least that’s what McGregor more walking home in the rain or crowding says. on the bus. Just put your keys in the ignition, www. l a n g l e y t i m e s . com Contact us Main line ........................................... 604-533-4157 Classifieds.......................................... 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073
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hile the sunny skies and warm temperatures might have us thinking of a few last summer activities to squeeze into our schedules, we shouldn’t be too quick to gloss over the arrival of September — and with it the return of schoolchildren on our streets and sidewalks. Children are heading back to school this week, and drivers are reminded to use extra caution as they head out on the road this week. Every year in B.C., an average of more than 16,000 children between the ages of five and 18 are involved in crashes, resulting in 5,215 injuries and 34 deaths. Many youngsters will be heading off to school for the first time, while others will be caught up in the excitement of seeing friends for the first time since school let out for the summer. Drivers should keep this in mind and be alert to the possibility of children darting out into traffic. Drivers are also asked to leave a little extra time to reach their destination, and to always watch out for pedestrians when backing up. The 30 km/h school zones are back in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and drivers are urged to be aware that vehicles stopped in front of or beside you may be yielding for a pedestrian. When dropping off children in a school zone, parents should have them exit on the side nearest the sidewalk. Parents should also sit down with their children to stress the importance of safety on the way to and from school. It is also recommended that students put away their MP3 players, phones and other gadgets so they can focus their full attention on the road. We all have a role to play to ensure this school year isn’t marred by tragedy. — Penticton Western News The Langley Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org
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Time to set up private learning Editor: Re: “Rocky start expected for new school year,” (The Times, Sept 1). What’s to stop the teachers from breaking free from the traditional school system and working to create contracts privately with families in their homes?? We all know the school system needs a lot of work. It needs updating in the area of academics standards, as well as incorporation of new concepts and techniques that society needs to teach children. Perhaps it would be easier and better for all to set up their own learning systems with B.C.-certified teachers. I hear a common thread among parents of young children nowadays. They are already seeking out alternative opportunities for learning for their kids — preferring to not even deal with the government-regulated school
system as it is. Home schooling or Distance Learning Centres, some offering social programs, are now becoming viable options for parents, their children and teachers. At least this way we can avoid the unnecessary restriction and barriers that these regulations can incur. Underpaid, unhappy B.C. teachers equals a compromised learning environment for our kids. This creates a wedge between the parents, teachers and student. Is this the environment we want to submit our children to day after day? It’s nothing short of shoving our young into the tense environment of a military battlefield atmosphere. My point is that this announcement does nothing more than put more fuel to the fire of
the ever-increasing concerns we have about our broken school system. How about it teachers? Let’s get back to the original idea of fulfilling and influencing childrens’ lives, and drop the system altogether. Let’s get rid of the bureaucracy and focus on the original intention for school: Positively moulding our young ones into capable, independent, responsible human beings — without the BS. I ask again: What’s to stop the teachers and parents from setting up group learning environments through homes chooling or Distributed Learning Centres, privately, between parents, their children and teachers? I think it’s the next logical step. R. Bessette, Langley
Supt. Cooke’s letter cited for ‘misinformation’ Editor: After reading Superintendent Derek Cooke’s submission to The Times (Aug. 23), headlined “Many problems with Langley dispensary,” I felt compelled to write and dispel some of the misconceptions contained in his letter. When the Langley Medical Marijauna Dispensary (LMMD) opened two years ago, it employed some admittedly questionable operating practices. However in the past year, the dispensary has evolved into a safe and convenient place for patients to receive their dosage. In his letter, Supt. Cooke says “There was no requirement that conventional treatment for the customer’s ailment had been tried, or even considered.” This is misleading, as it is not a Health Canada requirement and normally doctors always do recommend conventional treatments prior to suggesting alternatives, such as marijuana. Supt. Cooke suggested in his letter that the dispensary was serving anyone and not limiting its sales to people with a genuine medical
need. This is not true. Patients who utilized the dispensary had forms signed by their doctors to support their use of medical marijuana. If paperwork from their doctor supporting their medical exemption was not completed, their membership was suspended. In addition, many of Langley MMD clients have their Health Canada MMAR (Medical Marijauna Access Regulations) license number and are authorized to grow their own supply, but used the dispensary as an alternative. Supt. I find it ironic that in his Derek letter, the superintendent sugCooke gested that people who have a license should grow their own supply, when in March of this year he denounced legal ‘grows’ as a real headache for local RCMP. “There have been several invasions and armed robberies of these legal marijuana farms
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‘Gang of six’ at fault for high tax increases Editor: Re: Robert Moats’ letter “Ferguson attempts to rewrite history,” (The Times, Sept. 6). He took the words right out of my mouth. In attempting to laud Jordan Bateman and rewrite history, Councillor Steve Ferguson has conveniently ignored the facts. “Never let facts get in the way of a good story.” The facts The
over the past year,” he said. Supt. Cooke expressed concern that “customers’ were not screened for having a criminal record. This implies that the patients utilizing the dispensary may have been, for the most part, criminals. A criminal records check is not a requirement by Health Canada, nor should it be. However, as a result of the closure, Langley MMD patients are again forced to make connections with those (criminals?) who would put their health and safety at risk. In so many ways, Langley has stepped up to make the community a safe and secure place to live, work and play — until now. Patients of the Langley Medical Marijuana Dispensary are members of this community and they are entitled to feel safe and secure. And it is up to Supt. Cooke and the local RCMP to uphold Supreme Court of Canada rulings that allow dispensaries to operate. Delila Poore, Langley
Editor: So what are these 21-year-old (and under) kids doing driving around in cars that cost almost as much as my mortgage? And half of them are ‘new’ drivers. The penalty — $196. Those ‘new’ drivers should lose their licences. If I’m caught driving under the influence, I can lose my licence. I am assuming that the money for most of these
are, the “gang of six” is pretty much solely responsible for the outrageous tax increases we Township property owners have been stuck with since they got elected. Hopefully we will have two “Remembrance Days” this November. Win Bromley, Langley
vehicles came from overseas, and this is what makes it wrong. Take the licences away, forfeit the cars, and make the parents pay. Someone could have been killed — either one of the drivers, or an innocent participant in a celebration that was dangerous to everyone. Where do we draw the line? Debbie Atkinson, Langley
SALMON STOPPED Editor: Imagine my consternation, while walking my dogs in the Aldergrove off-leash park, to find the GVRD parks department has filled in a salmon stream with rocks, stopping salmon migrating to spawn. The band of “workers” who did this are either ignorant or arrogant regarding B.C.’s and Langley Township’s commitment to preservation of natural habitat. I further question the Township’s lack of oversight concerning the GVRD’s action, I feel it is time the taxpayers received value for payments to the GVRD. Enhancement, not destruction, is my choice. I would rather not comment on the inanity of the “poop scoop shovel” program the GVRD is instituting, I cannot restrain the laughter. Terry Brenan, Aldergrove
NO PUNISHMENT Editor: Now that we have had enquiries and debates regarding the Vancouver riots, the result is they blame no one. The same holds true with road racing crimes. Would somebody please tell me what we are going to do about it? We have done what we sadly do best — discuss and debate. Apparently punishment is something we shy away from. We can put police on every corner, and it won’t make a bit of difference,unless we have some enforcement. I am afraid our Canadian “justice” system has proven to be toothless, and totally impotent. Apparently punishment and blame have become dirty words. It wasn’t always that way. We have a wonderful country, but somewhere along the way we lost our guts, and the will to enforce anything. Let’s hope things change real soon. David J. Standcumbe, Langley
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â€œDon't Pay Until 2012â€? on select 2011 and 2012 models (120-day payment deferral) applies to purchase ďŹ nancing offers on approved credit (OAC) (2011/2012 Sportage/Sorento/Borrego/Sedona excluded). No interest will accrue during the ďŹ rst 90 days of the ďŹ nance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the Fraser Hwy. 19764 Langley Bypass 16299 Fraser Hwy. for select current Kia owners towards the purchase 19764 Langleyor Bypass term of the contract. Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2012 Kia Sorento models16299 at a value of $750 lease of a new 2012MY Sorento. Offer applicable to cash purchase, lease and purchase ďŹ nancing only before September 30, 2011. Offer is transferrable within same household only (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus SURREY LANGLEY SURREY LANGLEY per customer or household. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Cash purchase price for 2012 Sorento LX AT(SR75BC) includes a cash credit of $3,850 ($3,850 includes $3,100 cash credit, $750 Loyalty Bonus). Available at participating dealers. Cash purchase prices exclude Delivery and Destination fees, other provincial fees and excludes licensing, insurance, PPSA and dealer administration fees (fees varies by model and trim). Cash purchase credit and Loan credit available on select models and varies by model and trim. Credits are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and ďŹ nance offers. Other lease and ďŹ nance options are also available. Dealers may sell for less. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Prices are subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. 0% purchase ďŹ nancing available on all 2011 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Term varies by model and trim. Financing and lease rates vary by vehicle and are valid on approved credit (O.A.C.) only. Dealers may sell for less. See dealer for full detail. Offers may change, may be extended without notice, and are for examples only. Retailer order/trade may be necessary . See your Kia retailer for full offer/program details. All offers are subject to availability. Offer ends September 30, 2011. 2011 Rio $135.00 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $15,211 over a 60 month term at 0% interest cost of borrowing is $0.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Rio $112.50 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $15,211 over a 72 month term at 0% interest cost of borrowing is $0.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Rio $96.50 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $15,211 over a 84 month term at 0% interest cost of borrowing is $0.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Soul $165.50 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $18,745 over a 60 month term at 0% interest the cost of borrowing is $0.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Soul $148.50 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $18,745 over a 72 month term at 2.49% interest the cost of borrowing is $1670.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Soul $129.00 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $18,745 over a 84 month term at 2.49% interest the cost of borrowing is $1952.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Forte $168.00 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $19,000 over a 60 month term at 0% interest 19764is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Forte $148.00 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $19,000 over a 72 month term at 1.99% interest the cost of borrowing is $1346.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Forte $128.38 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $19,000 over a the cost of borrowing is $0.00 and the residual 84 month term at 1.99% interest the cost Langley of borrowing is $1571.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Forte 5 $189.00 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $21,000 over a 60 month term at 0.9% interest the cost of borrowing is $555.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2011 Forte 5 $169.00 bi-weekly payments based Bypass on the selling price of $21,000 over a 72 month term at 2.99% interest the cost of borrowing is $2251.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, OAC. 2011 Forte 5 $147.00 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $21,000 over a 84 month term at 2.99% interest the cost of borrowing is $2633.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2012 Sorento pplewood.ca $260.00 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $28,345 over a 60 month term at 1.9% interest the cost of borrowing is $1583.00 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2012 Sorento $232.00 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $28,345 over a 72 month term at 2.99% interest the cost of borrowing is $3099.24 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. 2012 Sorento $201.75 bi-weekly payments based on the selling price of $28,345 over a 84 month term at 2.99% interest the cost of borrowing is $3625.74 and the residual is $0.00 price includes taxes, all fees OAC. All giveaways must be given at time of purchase. In-store sale and promotions ends Sept 11th, 2011. See in-store for details. 16299 Fraser Hwy. SURREY
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The Langley Milestones restaurant used its customer appreciation event on Tuesday, Aug. 30 to raise funds for Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association. Milestones general manager Chris Bradburn (left) and Jaivin Khatri (right) enjoy the event with VTEA vice-president Lance Nadeau and longtime VTEA director and volunteer Agnes McCorqodale. Milestones and its customers raised $2,885 for VTEA during the evening, through cash donations, a silent auction items and a 50-50 draw.
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Ten-month-old Davis Dubreuil was one of the many fans who turned out to City Park last week to honour the Langley All-Stars. The team of 11, 12 and 13-year-olds represented Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., just the second time a Langley baseball team has done so.
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English Riding Lessons for all ages with Nationally Certified Coaches Located on 75 acres minutes from scenic Fort Langley, our equestrian centre offers an indoor arena, outdoor ring and over 7 kilometres of woodland trails. Group and private lessons are available Monday through Sunday from certified riding instructors. Lesson costs range from $30 to $50.
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We are looking for youth between 9-18 years old. Sea Cadets 12-18 yrs. Registration: Tuesday Navy League 9-12 yrs. Registration: Thursday
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George Preston Recreation Centre 2351 Thu Sep 15 12:00pm 2353 Thu Oct 27 12:00pm Aldergrove Arena 2352 Tue Sep 13 12:30pm 2354 Tue Oct 25 12:30pm
George Preston Recreation Centre 2285 Mon Sep 12 12:00pm* 2291 Mon Sep 12 3:45pm* 2287 Sat Sep 17 12:00pm 2292 Mon Oct 24 11:30am 2298 Mon Oct 24 3:45pm* 2294 Sat Oct 29 2:00pm Aldergrove Arena 2288 Tue Sep 13 12:00pm 2290 Wed Sep 14 4:45pm 2299 Sun Sep 18 1:30pm 2295 Tue Oct 25 12:00pm 2297 Wed Oct 26 4:45pm 2300 Sun Oct 30 1:30pm
George Preston Recreation Centre 2317 Mon Sep 12 4:45pm* 2318 Sat Sep 17 3:00pm 2320 Mon Oct 24 4:45pm* 2321 Sat Oct 29 3:00pm Aldergrove Arena 2319 Wed Sep 14 5:45pm 2323 Sun Sep 18 1:30pm 2322 Wed Oct 26 5:45pm 2324 Sun Oct 30 1:30pm
George Preston Recreation Centre 2341 Mon Sep 12 4:45pm* 2342 Sat Sep 17 3:00pm 2345 Mon Oct 24 4:45pm* 2346 Sat Oct 29 3:00pm Aldergrove Arena 2343 Wed Sep 14 5:45pm 2344 Sun Sep 18 2:00pm 2347 Wed Oct 26 5:45pm 2348 Sun Oct 30 2:00pm
Ice Bunnies 1 3-5 yrs $54 George Preston Recreation Centre 2269 Mon Sep 12 11:30am* 2275 Mon Sep 12 3:45pm* 2271 Sat Sep 17 2:00pm 2276 Mon Oct 24 11:30am 2284 Mon Oct 24 3:45pm* 2278 Sat Oct 29 2:00pm Aldergrove Arena 2272 Tue Sep 13 11:30am 2274 Wed Sep 14 4:45pm 2283 Sun Sep 18 1:00pm 2280 Tue Oct 24 11:30am 2277 Wed Oct 25 4:45pm 2282 Sun Oct 30 1:00pm
Ice Bunnies 3 3-5 yrs $54 George Preston Recreation Centre 2301 Mon Sep 12 12:00pm* 2307 Mon Sep 12 3:45pm* 2303 Sat Sep 17 2:45pm 2308 Mon Oct 24 12:00pm 2314 Mon Oct 24 3:45pm* 2310 Sat Oct 29 2:45pm Aldergrove Arena 2304 Tue Sep 13 12:00pm 2306 Wed Sep 14 4:45pm 2316 Sun Sep 18 1:30pm 2311 Tue Oct 25 12:00pm 2313 Wed Oct 26 4:45pm 2315 Sun Oct 30 1:30pm
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