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Grant said the competition in 2004 was a complete sellout, with a combined attendance of more than 44,000 (4,006 fans could take in each draw, with 11 draws over four days). The second time in Medicine Hat, total attendance was down to about 29,000, but part of the reason for the decline was the timing of the event, which conflicted with other major events happening in Alberta simultaneously, he said. Regardless, hosting the competition was a boon for local businesses. Following the 2004 event, a formal economic impact study was done.
Mark Marohn says his two daughters became targets of threats and insults after he was accused of animal abuse. In an exclusive interview with The Times, the Langley veterinarian described the fallout from his Dec 10, 2008 arrest for allegedly using an emaciated former racehorse to tow a car from a ditch. Marohn agreed to be interviewed with the explicit condition that he would not discuss the court proceedings against him, which are still underway. He says that even though his trial has yet to reach a verdict, he has been convicted many times over in the court of public opinion. And so have his daughters, who are now 19 and 21. “I don’t really care about me, really,” Marohn says. “I’ve been through so much crap in my life, I can take this. It’s my kids. It’s – Mark Marohn changed their life, too.” After the news broke, people began sending threatening messages to both daughters. “My kids were getting texts saying they would be killed.” His youngest daughter was ostracized by the Langley pony club she belonged to. “She lost all her friends,” Marohn says. “She has not been on a horse since.” And she stopped going to watch equestrian events after she was confronted during one show. “They said, oh, your dad is a vet who tortures animals,” Marohn says.
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Crews prepare the ice surface inside Langley Events Centre for the Continental Cup, an international curling competition which begins today (Thursday) and runs until Sunday.
Langley’s first Continental Cup of Curling, which gets underway at LEC today, is expected to draw more than 10,000 spectators throughout the weekend GARY AHUJA Times Reporter
The first time they hosted the Continental Cup of Curling was such a success, the Medicine Hat Curling Club decided to bid on it once again. “It was a really great competition,” recalled Desmond Grant, who chaired the host committee both times it came to the southern Alberta city. “And it meant a great deal for local businesses because we brought in around 2,500 people the first time, into the city for a week, and the second time, about 2,000 people for the week.” “The hotels, the restaurants, were all very, very busy,” he added. The Continental Cup pits six teams, both men’s and women’s, from North
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Emergency crews were on hand quickly after a 19-year-old woman was injured at 203 Street and Fraser Highway Tuesday. Her car was hit by a large pickup travelling through the intersection.
Serious injuries in dramatic crash NATASHA JONES Times Reporter
Two motorists, one of them a police officer, jumped out of their vehicles and ran to the aid of a young woman trapped in a white Honda Accord that was struck by a red Ford F350 pickup in the intersection of Fraser Highway and 203 Street. The crash happened at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday. One bystander used what appeared to be a tire iron in an unsuccessful bid to pry open the driver’s side door to free the trapped woman, a 19-year-old Langley woman who police say suffered life-threatening injuries. Langley City firefighters arrived and used the Jaws of Life to lift away the buckled door and frame. In minutes, the intersection was teeming with police cars, a fire truck and two ambulances, and dozens of pedestrians, some of whom were more than a block away when they heard the sound of the collision.
The Honda demolished a portion of the railing surrounding the sidewalk patio of Me ’n Ed’s Pizza. The woman was conscious as she was taken on a stretcher to one of the ambulances which transported her to Alice Brown Elementary, on 200 Street and 44 Avenue. There a B.C. Air Ambulance was waiting to take her to hospital. Several witnesses told The Times that the Accord driver was in the intersection, facing north and waiting to turn left onto Fraser Highway, when the collision with the southbound Ford occurred. The pickup driver was not injured. Both vehicles ended up facing the east wall of the pizza restaurant. Eyewitness Steven Lambert said the collision occurred as the traffic light was turning yellow. The Accord was turning left when it was hit by the truck, Lambert told The Times. “He [the truck driver] was going fairly fast,” Lambert said. Another witness said she heard a quick
screeching of brakes, then heard the collision and saw the front of the truck lift up over the car. The two vehicles smashed into a trash receptacle and came to rest against the restaurant, narrowly missing pedestrian Liivi Blumm. A shaken Blumm told The Times she ran without looking back. “I heard this terrible braking noise and a bang,” Blumm she said. “I knew something was happening behind me. It really shook me up because I’ve been hit by a car before.” Investigators from the Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstruction Service were on the scene into the evening hours, and Langley RCMP’s Victim Services personnel offered support to witnesses upset by the crash. Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks said the preliminary investigation suggests the driver of the pickup truck may not have obeyed the traffic signal. — with files from Dan Ferguson
An 18-year-old Langley man now intends to plead guilty to using pepper spray to assault two undercover RCMP officers. Dallas Ball also plans to plead guilty to unrelated theft charges in connection with two other incidents in Langley and White Rock when he returns to Surrey Provincial Court on Jan. 17. A formal notice of intent was filed with the court registry by Ball’s lawyer on Tuesday, Jan. 10. That headed off an application for an arrest warrant by the prosecutor over Ball’s failure to appear for a Dec. 23 Surrey Provincial Court hearing on charges of assaulting a police officer, assault with a weapon and willfully resisting or obstructing a police officer. Ball was arrested on Nov. 2 in the City of Langley shortly after the daytime incident. Two Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit officers spotted two men walking through an alley, one of them wanted on an outstanding warrant. When the plainclothes Mounties identified themselves as police, both suspects fled on foot. As the officers pursued the suspects in the 5600 block of 206 Street on foot, police said the man with the outstanding warrant turned and sprayed the officers with bear spray. Both officers recovered after they were treated at the scene by paramedics. Police swarmed the area and quickly made an arrest. After he was charged, Ball was released from custody on a number of conditions, including a promise to return to court. Police said they were able to identify the second suspect in the pepper spray incident, but no charges have been laid. Ball, who sometimes has used the name of Daniel Wagemans, also said he plans to plead guilty to charges of robbery and possession of stolen property in connection with a Sept. 26, 2011 incident in Langley. He also plans to plead guilty to taking or occupying a “vehicle or vessel” without the consent of the owner and possession of stolen property in connection with a July 15, 2011 incident, in White Rock. A pre-sentence hearing has been scheduled on the theft charges for Jan. 24.
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Mark Marohn, a Langley veterinarian who is being tried for animal cruelty, says that he can take the fallout but his daughters are being unfairly punished. he says the giant search engine will continue to post links that have just enough negative details in the online “stub” to blacken a person’s name. “You’ll never get your name back from Google,” he says. He admits to getting depressed at times, but adds he is feeling more optimistic than he has in a long while. This Christmas was the first Marohn has celebrated since the 2008 incident. He spent it quietly at home with his youngest daughter.
“I still get noticed. I don’t go out in public much.” Marohn and his former wife Carol Schoyen-Marohn are each charged with causing an animal to be in distress and failing to provide “necessaries” for an animal. Her trial was postponed for health reasons until October. Marohn’s trial is now set to resume on Feb. 13, when the judge will hear arguments over the prosecutor’s plan to call two veterinarians to testify as expert witnesses.
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“The figure they came up with was $7 million economic impact in 2004,” Grant said, adding that while no formal study was done in 2007, they estimated the impact was about the same. The two most recent Continental Cups were both in Alberta, in Camrose in 2008 and three years later in St. Albert. The Camrose event saw attendance numbers total 20,150 while in 2011, they were 16,340, according to figures provided by Trina Joly, of the Canadian Curling Association, who served as event manager both times.
She also said the estimated economic impact of each was roughly $3 million. The first two years of the Continental Cup — 2002 in Regina and 2003 in Thunder Bay — were poorly attended. The only other time the Cup has been in B.C. prior to this event was in Chilliwack in 2006. That tournament was also poorly attended, although severe weather conditions played a significant factor. The 2012 Continental Cup event manager Neil Houston estimated that as of yesterday morning (Wednesday) between 9,000 and 10,000 tickets had already been sold.
When you decide to sell your home, your realtor will typically offer a complimentary valuation of your property and recommend a listing price range. But what happens if your realtor undervalues your home and you end up selling for less than fair market value? Is your realtor liable? Your realtor owes a duty of care in valuing and listing your property. The standard of care is that of a reasonably skilled real estate agent dealing with houses in your area. It’s higher than the standard expected of the average, informed, reasonable person, but it’s below the standard of a professional real estate appraiser. A realtor’s main job is to sell real estate, whereas a qualified appraiser has specialized expertise in assessing market values. In one case, the BC Supreme Court decided the realtor was negligent. Mr. M valued and listed for sale six 10-acre properties in the Williams Lake area at $35,000 each for two Vancouver sisters (prices were much lower then). The listings attracted attention, as most 10-acre parcels in the area were selling for around $40,000. Another realtor even called Mr. M’s office and suggested the property was listed well below market value. One of the six lots quickly sold for full list price. Concerned the list price was too low, the sisters asked Mr. M to hold off on the remaining listings until they could get a full appraisal. Six weeks later, the buyer of the one sold lot flipped it for $65,000 to a German national buying up all the land surrounding the lake (who also later bought two other lots from the sisters for $45,000 each). The sisters sued the realtor, winning $10,000 for the undervalued flipped lot. The court said the realtor “had a duty to the plaintiffs to provide a proper valuation and to give the guidance they asked for and needed in order to list the lots for sale. He was in breach of that duty.”
If he had done a proper valuation, he would have learned about the German land owner. However, in a later 2008 case, the BC Supreme Court concluded that another realtor, Mr. B, wasn’t negligent. Mr. B had approached the owners of undeveloped Maple Ridge land and told them he thought they could get around $800,000 for their nine acres. They rejected an offer for that amount, but accepted a subsequent $1 million offer he presented. Later, they felt they had undersold their property. In this case, there was little evidence as to what more the realtor reasonably ought to have known before presenting the two offers to the sellers. He had looked at all recent listings in the area and found at least two comparable (though smaller) properties and taken other steps. The problem was there were few other sales or listings of properties as large as the sellers’ property. It was therefore more uncertain as to what the value of their land was. The court ultimately preferred the expert appraisal evidence presented by the realtor in defence of the lawsuit, which valued the property at $980,000 (not the $1.4 million figure that the sellers’ expert said the property was worth). Before choosing a realtor, get references from friends and business associates who’ve recently bought or sold. Be wary of blindly accepting the realtor’s estimate of value. Try to get opinions from several sources, and if in doubt, consider paying the couple of hundred dollars it takes to get a proper appraisal performed. This could end up saving you tens of thousands down the road. Written by Janice Mucalov, LL.B. with contribution by Milne Selkirk. The column provides information only and must not be relied on for legal advice. Please contact James MacLean of MILNE SELKIRK for legal advice concerning your particular case.
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battle is underway for control of Canadian Pacific Railway, and some of the ammunition being used is very revealing. CPR’s plans for the future will have a direct effect on Langley, and specifically on those using roads crossed by its rail line, which bisects the commercial area of this community. More details of those plans were made public on Monday. CPR board chair John Cleghorn issued a letter to shareholders in defence of the current board and management, and specifically CEO Fred Green. Green has been under fire from William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management, which in recent months has become CPR’s largest shareholder, with 14 per cent of the stock. Pershing wants to replace Green with former CN CEO Hunter Harrison and cut its operating ratio (the cost of running the business, compared to total income) from 82.5 per cent to somewhere in the mid-60s by 2015. In other words, it wants CPR to become much leaner and emulate CN which, after privatization, under CEOs Paul Tellier and Harrison made a remarkable turnaround and drastically lowered its operating ratio. Two specific points made in the letter stand out. Cleghorn makes reference to CPR’s plan to build longer passing sidings, to allow for the operation of trains of greater length. The 232 Street overpass, to be built as part of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor program, is only going ahead because of plans for a longer siding there. This will allow much longer trains than those operating at present to meet there, and travel through Langley. Perhaps an even more important note is the comment that Teck, shipper of the East Kootenay coal contained in many of the trains going through here, will be able to ship its increased coal production in longer trains. Up until now, Langley residents have been told that longer (and more) container trains were coming, but there has been no mention of longer coal trains. The letter to shareholders is yet another reminder to local residents that congestion on Highway 10, 200 Street and Fraser Highway will be much worse in years to come. The Mufford and 196 Street overpasses will ease some of that congestion, but not all. There needs to be a second phase of the rail corridor program, and the first priority in that phase must be a Highway 10 overpass. Our politicians must make that clear.
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n the first 20 months of British Columbia’s distracted driving law, police issued 46,008 tickets to drivers for using hand-held electronic devices while behind the wheel. Another 1,372 tickets were issued for emailing or texting while driving. The ministry of the solicitor-general says that means 16 people are still alive thanks to a 12 per cent reduction in motor vehicle accidents involving fatalities and serious injuries. The statistics suggest the twoyear old ban on talking or texting on a cellphone while driving has been effective. But as anyone who spends any amount of time on the province’s roads and highways will likely attest, the reality is somewhat different. Drivers are still talking on their cellphones. Some are just more discreet about doing it. They wait until they’re on quieter side streets to unleash their dialing finger, or they look around to ensure no police are nearby. Or they try to hide their activity, keeping their phone out of sight as they press numbers or check their text messages. Others openly seem to be flaunting the law, chatting with their cell phone pressed up to their ear as they drive along busy thoroughfares. These scofflaws are gambling they won’t smash into anyone. Or at the very least get caught. And when they do, a recent survey by ICBC says their excuses range from outright defiance at the righteousness of the law, to misguided affection for the feel of the phone in their hand to a wrongheaded belief that making or taking a call while at a red light doesn’t count as driving. The risks presented by distracted driving are very real. In fact, you’re 23 times more likely to get into an accident if you’re using your cellphone while driving. So even though the coast may be clear of vigilant police, stay off the phone while driving. —New Westminster News Leader (Black Press) 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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Hockey is part of life in Canada Editor: Imperial Oil is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its relationship with the game of hockey in Canada. As I look back, I realize I’ve been involved with the sport for almost all of those years, too. I was born in 1943, in Hamilton, Ont. I played several sports but the first was hockey, which I played as a three-year-old wearing doublerunner skates tied to my boots. Like many young Canadian kids today, we played on a rink that my father made in the yard. At age five, I recall graduating to the better backyard rink that a neighbour built. I was allowed to stay until the streetlights came on, improving with my new (at least to me) hand-me-down skates, which I wore with four pairs of socks to help fill the boots. In addition to honing my hockey skills, I was becoming a hockey fan. For Christmas in 1953, I received a crystal radio receiver set. Being the oldest of four children, I could occasionally stay up late on Saturday nights to listen to Foster Hewitt on Hockey Night in Canada. On the Saturdays I had to go to bed, my mom would let me sneak the set up with me, as long as I didn’t bother my brothers or sister. There in the dark, listening to Foster’s words, I could see the lunch bucket Leafs and Les Glorieux, the Flying Frenchmen. Maurice (The Rocket) Richard was a blazing ball of fire. I could see my favourite, Leafs captain Ted (Teeder) Kennedy, in my mind’s eye as Foster told how Teeder scored the eventual winner right off the face-off. Hewitt’s broadcasts were from the wooden box high up at Maple Leaf Gardens. We all came to know it as the ‘Gondola.’ Little did I know that one day I’d have a view of Foster’s perch from ice level and later from my own post behind the home team’s bench. Radio continued to stoke my interest in the game. I didn’t have to worry too much when the NHL − and Imperial Oil along with it − made the leap to the new medium of television in 1952. No one in our neighbourhood had a TV. Most of my spare moments were spent at Mahoney Park, two blocks from my house. In Hamilton, you had to be 12 years old to play organized hockey. But at Mahoney Park, you could get a pickup game going every day after school and all day Saturday and Sunday. One wintry Saturday in January of 1954, as I was thawing out my feet from a morning skate, my mother casually mentioned that the fire station where my dad worked just got a television. I couldn’t believe the words she said next: “Would you like to go to the fire hall and watch the Leafs against Montreal tonight?” My heart started pounding in my chest. That night I was introduced to the miracle of television. I sat with my dad and the other firemen, our eyes glued to the grainy picture. The TV antenna — or rabbit ears — had to be constantly moved to get a good picture. It was unforgettable. At long last I actually got to watch the heroes I’d been envisioning in my head
Editor: In one interview, Fiona Taylor (The Times, Jan. 3) didn’t know if humans are electrical beings, and said we should ask a doctor about that. Funny, I worked in a hospital and we did ECGs and EEGs, which measured your heart’s and brain’s electrical impulses. How can she possibly know the difference between a microwave oven’s and a smart meter’s electrical impulses, if she doesn’t know her own biology? Christel Martin, Nanaimo
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Bantam hockey players fight for the puck in a game last fall at Sportsplex. Hockey is an integral part of life in Canada, longtime player, coach and executive Pat Quinn says. while listening to Foster on the radio. I also saw Esso pitchman Murray Westgate introducing the Hot Stove Lounge and sending the show up to the Gondola for the announcement of the Esso Three Stars, who were picked by Hewitt. Esso’s place in the telecast always hit home with me because I occasionally pumped gas for Mr. Elliott, the owner of our local corner Esso station. As a 15-year-old, I played junior for the Hamilton Jr. A Tiger Cubs alongside Paul Henderson and Pit Martin. Later, I pounded around in the minor pro leagues south of the border. In 1968, having been acquired by the Leafs, I got called up to the NHL. My first game was in Pittsburgh. The next, at home in Toronto, was scheduled as part of the Hockey Night in Canada telecast. During the morning skate, I watched George Armstrong, the captain, wearing his shirt, tie and skates step on the ice at one end of the Leaf bench and skate to the door at the other end to leave. That was his morning ritual. I tried to nap that afternoon. No luck, so I went to the Gardens early. As the first player in the dressing room, I sat at my new stall, looked up and read for the 10th time that day the famous Conn Smyth Challenge: “If you can’t beat them in the alley, you can’t beat them on the ice.” Of course, I knew the words from the Hot Stove Lounge all those years before — and they still seem like scripture. I thought to myself I’ll do pretty well here because “The Alley” just might be the best part of my game.
Two years later I found myself on the roster of the Vancouver Canucks, an expansion team. The game was in transition. On Hockey Night in Canada, Foster still did the Esso Three Star selection but his son Bill was doing the play-by-play. Esso’s relationship with hockey was also changing. Its long-time sponsorship of Hockey Night in Canada ended in 1976, when it began developing grassroots programs for kids, which continue today. My role in hockey has also evolved. I went from playing to coaching in the NHL and eventually becoming involved with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (a.k.a. Hockey Canada) as a coach in 1986, when NHL pros represented Canada at the World Championship in Moscow, winning a bronze. I’d later coach Canada’s National Junior Men’s squad to a World Championship in 2009. As a young fan, player, coach and now as a father and grandfather, I can say I’ve seen firsthand how hockey grew to the point that it truly connects Canadians from coast to coast. And for 75 years, through its unbridled support of the game, Imperial Oil has been in the corners with us. Pat Quinn Editor’s note — Imperial Oil has been a sponsor of hockey at many levels in Canada for 75 years. To mark the anniversary, the company commissioned former Canuck player and coach Pat Quinn to write this reflective essay.
It costs money to maintain new schools Editor: Who is responsible for three new schools being built in Langley? I presume it is mainly MLA Rich Coleman, along with Superintendent Cheryle Beaumont, who we are to thank. And there is probably a nod to land developers on the slope too. But just how do you get three new schools built when there is a policy in place that states that in order to build a new school, the other schools in the district must be at capacity? Well, you close lots of schools in the parts of the district where the population is declining,
and force the remaining schools into an artificially overcrowded state. So congratulations on the building of three new schools, but who pays for the operating costs? The Langley School District is responsible for them — not the provincial government. But the Langley School District has a massive $13.5 million debt which has to be repaid to the government. It is interesting to note that when Beaumont was hired as superintendent in 2006, the Langley School District had a surplus of $5.4 million.
And what about the already existing schools in Langley that are badly in need of major repairs, now that the money will be needed to operate new schools? Once again, how is the Langley School District going to pay for the operation of three new schools when it couldn’t cover the costs of the ones already in place? I think it is time for a new superintendent and new MLA for Langley. L. Fletcher, Langley
Editor: When there is all this concern about vehicles idling, what about the Township vehicles I see that are running while workers are working? Why do governments only pick on private individuals? Brent Whitelaw, Langley
THIEVING THRIVES Editor: What kind of a low-life steals Christmas decorations? Hmmmm, maybe it was the same dumb jerk who drove onto our front lawn on Boxing Day and ran over our NASCAR decoration. Maybe it was the same dumb jerk who stole our lollipop lights last year. So, if someone you know came home late Monday night with a big red Christmas blow-up decoration — a huge bubble gum machine with snowmen attached to it which lights up — please know that they probably stole it from my family. I’ll leave the box out for it and they can steal that too. It was brand new and it cost $120. Thanks a lot, you dumb jerk. Thank you for letting me vent — again. Gayle Brown, Langley
PETS IN HEAVEN Editor: Bogus doomsday predictions actually induce many owners of cherished pets to euthanize their beloved animals. They do so to spare them any suffering after their masters ascend into the heavens, because their beloved pets allegedly cannot go to heaven. I cannot imagine a loving, caring Creator refusing to allow His human creation to spend eternity with their precious, cherished pets. Frank G. Sterle Jr., White Rock
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Many motorists using the Golden Ears Bridge would rather pay later, about $4 million worth, and are waiting until their car insurance becomes due before paying their fares. “For whatever reason, they don’t seem to worry about paying the interest on the overdue amounts and they just let it roll and, finally, they just clear it up,” said Ken Hardie of TransLink. “It’s a phenomenon that exists because of the electronic toll system.” While people don’t have to slow down to pay tolls to cross the bridge, they can delay paying their bills, which they get in the mail, and which are subject to two per cent monthly interest charges.
Hardie said it was expected that some people would delay paying, although the agency would rather people pay sooner, rather than later, and is looking at ways to encourage that. The outstanding amount is part of the learning process for the public-private partnership that saw completion of the $808 million bridge in June 2009. The $4 million in outstanding fares fluctuates month to month, he added, and doesn’t affect the financial plans for the bridge. And it’s no different than “any other commercial enterprise which has receivables.” But it’s not a concern given the provision that motorists have to pay up before they renew their vehicle insurance with ICBC. The insurance company will refuse to re-insure if motorists have more than $25 outstanding in unpaid bridge tolls.
Hardie said average daily ridership has climbed to within the low range of the 30,000 to 40,000 daily crossings that were projected in 2004. In August, the daily average crossing hit 29,500, up by about 3,000 the previous year. “We are at the low end of projections, that’s quite clear.” TransLink’s budget called Ken Hardie for toll revenue to climb to $37.8 million in 2011, from $30 million in 2010 — the bridge’s first full year of operations. In August, for the first time in a monthly period, more than 900,000 (916,400) motorists used the bridge. Hardie said even if there’s a revenue
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o judge by the way things are going so far, the year 2012 will go down in Langley history as the Year of the Trail. The South Langley Regional Trail has just received a major upgrade with the addition of a new bridge over a stream between 224 and 232 Streets. The big news for trail riders, however, is that next Monday the new mayor and council are expected to be asked to fund completion of the trail as far as Aldergrove Lake Park. At the moment, the trail ends at 256 Street and 8 Avenue. For months, a small but determined group of equestrians from the Vintage Riders Equestrian Club, the Aldergrove chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of BC and the Langley Horse and Farm Federation have been working towards the council presentation. Langley resident Sgt. Peter Thiessen, a wellknown RCMP media spokesperson and avid horseman, will address council Monday night.
Dig up roots on the web So many websites, so little time. For the family historian, the Internet is a sea of possibilities. When it comes to seeking your ancestors online, Brenda L. Smith will show participants how to make smart choices and achieve excellent results by setting their nets in the best pools. The hour long presentation, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the City of Langley library, emphasizes free resources available on the web and discusses effective search techniques. Call ahead to 604514-2855, if you plan to attend.
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– year of the trail Slightly fewer students in introduction to horses, llamas, sheep and the other critters popular Accidental on hobby farms. Rider Support for ANNE PATTERSON completion of the South Langley Regional Hopefully Mayor Jack Trail initiative from other trail users, Froese and council including cyclists, will see the economic joggers and dog wisdom of investing in walkers, has been recreational trails. For tremendous. Perhaps the growing number 2012 may also be of small farmers who the year cyclists, dog make up Langley’s walkers, and other agri-tourism industry, recreational trail users trails through rural form partnerships for areas bring customers the good of all. to their farmgate to For updates on the sample wine, buy freshpresentation to council, cut flowers or enjoy those with a Facebook locally-grown produce. account can visit For members “Friends of the South of Langley’s horse Langley Regional Trail.” industry who cater to If you ‘like’ the trail our 5,000 horses and Facebook page, you ponies, recreational will receive updates riders make up the on this and future trail majority of their initiatives. business. A boarding Hope to see you on stable near a riding Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the trail is especially Township hall. Dress popular with riders is informal, but should of all disciplines who include cowboy hats or enjoy a chance to ride helmets. Whips, spurs out without trailering. and riding crops are More trails keeps optional, and should horses in Langley. not be necessary. Recreational trails Anne Patterson also give Langley is a Langley writer residents in the and horse owner. more suburban Contact here at neighbourhoods accidentalrider@ access to farms, and yahoo.com. local children an
If council supports the initiative, construction of the new trail will be handled by Township staff in consultation with a variety of user groups. Built in 1995, the South Langley Regional Trail was intended to connect Campbell Valley Park to Aldergrove Lake Park following quiet country roads and off-road sections that utilize rights of way and easements. The unfinished trailway has been approved for completion by a previous council, but the funds required to build it — around $500,000 — have never been authorized. This will not just be a horse trail but a multi-use recreational corridor suitable for walkers, joggers, and cyclists as well as equestrians. In other words, it will benefit the entire community. For many Aldergrove residents, who are still upset about the loss of their very popular swimming hole at Aldergrove Lake Park, they believe it is high time they got some fiscal attention.
Langley schools this year DAN FERGUSON Times Reporter
The final student enrollment figures for the Langley School District for the current school year show the overall number of students totaled 18,842, down by 137 pupils from the previous school year. Secretary-treasurer David Green said while the head count (the actual number of boys and girls) was down, the number of “Full Time Equiva-
lent” (FTE) students increased by just over 215. That’s a reflection of the number of courses students take and the impact of full-day Kindergarten. The FTE figure is the important number so far as school funding is concerned, because it decides how much money the district will get from the province. Green said Langley’s numbers are relatively stable because the decline in students in many
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Foundation benefits from tree festival The 21st annual Festival of Trees at Newlands Golf and Country Club proved to be a good fundraiser for Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. The annual trimming of
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Progress Board offered chance to check indicators
ow is B.C.’s economy doing? This question occupies a great deal of time in our political debate. But since that debate is mostly an exercise in selecting facts and passing blame back and forth, it’s difficult to tell. Former premier Gordon Campbell set out to change that in 2001 with the establishment of the B.C. Progress Board. Independent directors established six “core targets,” environmental, health and social indicators as well as economic measures, and tracked them annually with comparisons to other provinces. This created a 10-year database that doesn’t exist anywhere else. But it hasn’t exactly been flattering, a sign that it has been kept free of political interference. Premier Christy Clark’s recent decision to replace the Progress Board has sparked another round of political blame-storming. The NDP opposition was accustomed to jumping on the annual rankings and trumpeting the ones that cast the B.C. Liberals in a bad light. Predictably, they portrayed the remake of the board as an effort to sweep embarrassing results under the rug. Media often focus on the political horse race rather than details of dull old policy. When the board’s annual reports came out, they typically covered the political fight and glossed over the findings. The key flaw with the Progress Board turned out to be
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Elements showcases sacred geometry design strategy
Langley condos provide sacred decor A lot of thought goes into the design of a home development, but one condo project in Langley has taken it to the next level. Elements, from Sandhill Development, has adopted the concept of sacred geometry, which assigns meaning and significance to shapes and proportions found in nature, as a guiding principle behind its interior design. Sacred geometry has been used to plan religious buildings for thousands of years. It takes natural shapes – like hexagons and curves – and brings them into structures. Danielle Lareau, principal designer at Vancouver’s Giraffe Design, took charge at Elements, using curves, lines and colours to mirror the natural world. This is most obvious in the lobbies of the three residential buildings at Elements, each
with their own theme: gold, silver and bronze. The gold lobby is symbolized by a circle with a curved star inside, a shape prominent in the floor tile and repeated in the wall pattern and even on the ceiling. Lareau says these circular shapes represent femininity, while the more linear silver lobby evokes the masculine side of the equation. This space, symbolized by three wavy lines, is the opposite of the gold lobby. The silver building sustains the theme with its square wall decor and harder-edged seating. Lareau says the design at Elements is meant to balance both masculine and feminine aspects, bringing harmony to the space. “It’s known to affect our well being,” she says, “and that’s what people are looking for right now.”
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Buyers are sure to be lining up to take a look at Alexandra Gate, opening soon in a prime location in Richmond. Built specifically to be a groundoriented development, buyers at Alexandra Gate will feel an immediate sense of peace and safety as soon as they set foot on the property. “It’s set up to (have) a more pedestrian-friendly feel,” says Steveston Real Estate president Sean Lawson. “It makes for a more appealing sense of community.” The 193 homes are split into a mix of sleek two-storey city homes and stylish urban condominiums. The city homes provide the bottom two levels of the four-storey buildings, while the condos fill the upper floors. Thus, city home buyers will have their own private double garage and front door access.
It is purposefully the most affordable thing out there,” says Steveston Real Estate president Sean Lawson.
steel appliances. Sophisticated fauxwood grain cabinets are complemented by a ceramic tile backsplash and an undermount double-bowl sink perfect for all your food preparation needs. If you’re in need of a quiet oasis, the bathrooms at Alexandra Gate are the perfect place. Outfitted with a large soaker tub with a full-height ceramic tile shower surround and elegant inlaid trim, the bathrooms are made for a bubble bath with a good book. Stone-look laminate countertops and backsplash, together with a large mirror and light bar, are beautiful touches. The grand opening will take place on Jan. 21, but potential homeowners who have pre-registered will be given the chance to see the homes on Jan. 19 and 20, Lawson says. “It’s a good idea to register online,” he says. “You will get the original pricing and the best selection.” Pricing was especially important to Steveston Real Estate, Lawson says. With Richmond becoming one of the most expensive real estate markets,
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Take the long private lane off 72 Avenue to the end, there you will see your beautiful Cape $ Cod on your completely private park like 5 acre retreat. Light solid maple kitchen with high end (Wolf stove) S/S appliances. All wood windows, French doors off living/rm lead to 24x28 patio with sunken hot tub & outdoor shower in private backyard. Main part of upstairs has 3 bdrms, master has deluxe 3 pce ensuite & walk-in closet. 2nd staircase leads above (24x24) garage to the games room & 4th bdrm, plus an office at back of garage. New paint, hidden gutters & more. 25403 72 Ave. Langley
Bright & beautiful 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm corner unit, S. exposed condo in “Roberts Court”. This building has $ been completely redone & under warranty including, new roof, vinyl siding, windows, decks, & boiler. All new carpets & paint. Perfect layout with bdrms separated by living area. Valor gas fireplace, large white kitchen & big laundry room. 4 Pce ensuite & walk-in closet. Very convenient storage room on same floor. Stunning building, lots of visitor parking & easy access to all amenities. #203 20881 56 Ave. Langley
Completely private executive estate on Clovermeadow Cres. Beautifully renovated 4,000 S/F rancher on 1.5 rolling acres with mountain Stunning t i views. i St i allll white hit kitchen with Wolf 5 burner stove, double oven, extensive use of Italian porcelain & light birch floors, Lots of detail, crowns, Calilfornia shutters, & French doors to completely private S. exposed 20x40 inground pool & spectacular patio area, plus sunroom. Sunken great room with vaulted ceiling & Riverrock fireplace & attached formal dining area. 13x32, 2 stall barn/shop with separate driveway. 4 Bdrms up & 1 in bsmt. 4 zone hot water heat. 29 Clovermeadow Cres., Langley
SPACIOUS TOWNHOME - END UNIT The Oaks. Very bright 1653 sq. ft. end unit with lots of windows, 3 good sized $ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, recroom and bathroom down. High ceilings on the main level,l professionally f i ll painted i t d with designer colors, new flooring throughout. Bonus recroom & bath down. Beautiful front porch, rear sundeck and last but not least, DOUBLE SIDE X SIDE GARAGE. Priced to sell, quick dates, no problem unit. #3, 20120 68 Ave., Langley
Perfect layout in this very well $ cared for SW corner unit in building 3 in Willow Creek Estates. es 2 Patios Patios, (Mbdrm has its’ own private patio), with both having a beautiful view of the creek & greenspaces. New flooring, neutral colours, 2 bdrms, 2 bathrms, large kitchen & more. Quick possession no problem. This is a great home! #326 27358 32 Ave., Aldergrove
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• Gourmet kitchens • 9 ft. ceilings • Spacious open-concept plans • Fully air conditioned with heated ensuite Áoors • Fully fenced yards • Selection of homes with walk-out basements
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A World of Difference.
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Kanaka Creek 3 & 4 BED TOWNHOMES from the low $300’s Situated in an established Maple Ridge neighbourhood next to Kanaka Creek Elementary School, this is a place perfect for growing families. Register now at bluetreehomes.ca or 604 - 476 -1188.
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HILLCREST. BY MOSAIC. 2 & 3 BEDROOM ROWHOMES FROM $279,900* Rare duplexes with master bedrooms on the main floor also available from the low $400’s*.
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Better Business Bureau warns of top 10 scams Scammers are using new guises to misrepresent themselves and separate consumers from their cash, according to the Better Business Bureau of Mainland B.C, which released its annual list of top 10 scams of the year. “We are seeing trends towards spoofing well-known brands and ‘scams of the moment’ which capture people’s attention because the topic is in the public consciousness,” BBB president Lynda Pasacreta said. “Scammers are capitalizing by using false pretences to get our attention and steal our trust.” The bureau says social media networks are increasingly being used to transmit spam and scammers are exploiting new trends, including BC Hydro’s rollout of smart meters and consumer interest in selling gold jewelry while the yellow metal is at record prices. 1. Brand spoofing: Brand spoofing (aka phishing) is a general term for e-mail, text messages and websites fabricated and sent by criminals and designed to look like they come from well-known and trusted businesses, financial institutions and government agencies to collect personal, financial and sensitive information. If the recipient follows the link provided and connects with the fraudulent website, any information entered into the data fields (account number, PIN etc.) could be recorded and used for fraudulent purposes. Some variants of phishing scams make use of Trojan horses to infect recipient computers with malware. QUICK TIP: Just delete these messages and do not click on any links. Hang up on callers you aren’t familiar with. Never give credit information online or over the phone unless you are sure of the identity of the caller. If you are a victim of ID theft, call your financial institutions to have them cancel your cards and re-issue new ones. Contact your local police and Canada’s main credit reporting agencies: TransUnion Canada at
tuc.ca (1-800-663-9980) and Equifax Canada at equifax.ca (1-800-4657166). 2. Advance fee loans: Consumers have reported losing substantial sums of money responding to advertisements that “guarantee” loans to people, often online. Consumers complete credit applications and are told the loan (from $5,000 to $100,000) has been approved and the promised funds will be received once a fee is paid. After payment, the loan is never received as promised. QUICK TIP: It is illegal for a company to charge a fee in advance to obtain a loan, even if that fee is disguised as the first or last month’s payment. Watch for claims of “guaranteed” loans even if you have bad credit, no credit, or a bankruptcy, and demands that you wire or send money before you can have a loan offer confirmed in writing. Report any suspected fraudulent schemes to police and the Canadian AntiFraud Centre (CAFC) at 1-888-495-8501 or antifraudcentrecentreantifraude.ca. 3. Gold buying schemes: The price of gold soared in 2011, averaging over $1,735 per ounce. Similar to gold rushes of the past, a strained economy and high demand for gold resulted in many consumers selling, trading and receiving unfair returns when cashing in their gold and jewelry. QUICK TIP: Before cashing in on the gold rush it is important to do your research. When choosing an appraiser, find someone locally whom you know and trust. Know that the true price of gold may not be what you will be paid for every ounce of gold you own. Get multiple appraisals and compare prices before selling. Be sure that jewelry of differing karats is weighed and priced separately. Have jewels such as diamonds priced separately from the gold they are contained in. 4. Financial elder abuse: This occurs when seniors’ pocketbooks are exploited by scammers who take advantage of a person’s vulnerabilities
associated with age — like hearing loss, loneliness, physical limitations and impaired mental capacity. Common financial elder abuse frauds include tricking seniors into giving out private
banking information; encouraging unnecessary home repair work, telemarketing and mail fraud; and swindles by family or friends that result in seniors giving up money, property, personal information
and decision making capacity. QUICK TIP: Most elder abuse happens to a senior by someone they know, such as a family member, friend or caregiver. Many victims do not even realize they have been taken advantage of. Report all incidents of financial elder abuse to your local police. Signs a senior is being financially abused include: missing belongings, unusual activity in bank accounts, suspicious
stories, sudden changes in Power of Attorney or Wills, bounced cheques and numerous unpaid bills. 5. Power saving claims: The switch to smart meters in B.C. fostered a rise in false claims and deceptive ads by some scammers selling energy conservation devices. Consumers reported purchasing a number of power saving devices they claim did not work and that did not meet electrical safety standards.
QUICK TIP: Protect yourself from deceptive advertising by doing your research before making a purchase. Always check out a company’s BBB Business Review (bbb. org) first and report deceptive advertising and business claims to your local BBB. If it sounds too good to be true, remember that it probably is. 6. Door-to-door sales: Each year a variety of unscrupulous continued, PAGE 34
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TUESDAY • Fraser Valley Shambhala Meditation Group 213-20226 Fraser Hwy. Every Tuesday night open house 7:30 p.m. 9 p.m. by donation. New Year’s Day – Contemplate your New Year’s aspirations, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. by donation. Phone Charlaine at 604-724-7763 for more info. • Langley Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday evening in Langley City Hall on the second floor in the CFK room, the address is 20399 Douglas Crescent. Meetings take place from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this supportive and friendly learning environment. Any questions, contact John at 604-530-2075. • Langley Newcomers and Friends is a social group open to all women. We meet the first Tuesday of the month at W.C. Blair Recreation Centre at 7:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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• Coffee Break Ladies, come for coffee and fellowship with other ladies as they discuss God’s word together. Meet every Wednesday morning from 9:15 to 11 a.m. at the Langley Canadian Reformed Church, 21804 52 Ave. All are welcome — free babysitting and story hour for children. Please contact Jacoba at 604-534-1826 if you have any questions or need a ride. opusoneperformingarts.blogspot. com. • The Ram’s Head Writers’ Group meets first and third Wednesdays of the month for readings, critiquing and discussions. New members, all genres welcome. Lisa 604-5346536.
THURSDAY • Langley Writers’ Guild (all genres) meets on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at Langley City Library. Also one evening meeting per month if enough interest. For more information,call Doris at 604-534-3384. • ALATEEN a support program for teens who have been or are being negatively affected by another person’s drinking. Open to ages 10 and up. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Township of Langley Civic Building at 20330 65 Ave. For more information, call 604-688-1716.
• Langley Amateur Radio Association (LARA) meets first Thursday of the month (unless otherwise advised) at 1900 hrs local; at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32 Ave. Coffee and sweets provided. For more information email: Al email@example.com or Don firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY • Come Celebrate Malanka Ukrainian New Year’s Party Jan. 14. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Featuring Yevshan Ukrainian Dancers and award winning fiddler, Mike Sanyshy. Call for tickets, 604-576-0001. Cost is $50 for adults and $20 for children (two to 12 years). Tickets on sale now. St. Joachim and Ann’s church hall, 2827 273 St. Aldergrove. • Are you a senior, or are you the son or daughter of a senior in Langley? Have you ever wondered what is available to help seniors in the community? Staff from the Langley Seniors Recreation and Resource Centre will give a presentation about community resources, government programs, and supportive services that are available to help seniors to stay connected, yet independent in their own homes. It will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the City of Langley Library. Please call or visit to let them know you are planning to attend.
MONDAY • Weekly Meditation Classes Join them for a relaxing evening and learn the path to inner peace at their weekly meditation classes. Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Suggested donation, $10. Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. For more information on all of their classes, visit www.dorjechang.ca or call 604-853-3738. Dorjechang Buddhist Centre. • Langley Community Band is welcoming new members in all sections. Adults and youth with experience in their chosen instrument looking to have fun and play music can contact conductor Brenda Wilson and email@example.com. Rehearsals are Mondays at Walnut Grove Secondary, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Chess Club meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Brookswood Seniors Centre. For more info call Hugh, at 604-530-4693.
Go to www.langleytimes.com to post your event. Click on calendar and ‘add event.’
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the generous donations from: Denny’s Restaurant of Langley, 8855 202 Street, Walnut Grove
Rudy Storteboom Macdonald Realty
Langley Safeway Fraser Highway & Langley By-Pass
Langley Signature Branch BC Liquor Store 6435 –201 Street, Langley
Aldergrove BC Liquor Store 200- 21610 Fraser Hwy
Cloverdale BC Liquor Store
The Donations of Food, Time and Teddy Bears made the Child & Family Services Program Christmas Breakfast a Special Event for the Children and Families of this Community!
Happy New Year! And thank you for sharing your Christmas spirit!
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Fort Langley BC Liquor Store 9110 Glover Road
Douglas Park Recreation Centre 20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley
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Hair stylist takes his talents onto global stage MIRANDA GATHERCOLE Times Reporter
A Langley stylist with a passion for hair is taking his talent to the global stage. James Abu-Ulba is one of 10 finalists from around the world chosen to participate in the eight annual Davines World Style Contest for hairstyling in Miami this month. He is one of only two finalists representing North America— a position he won after submitting an abstract hairstyle of bright reds, yellows, and oranges, inspired by a fusion of ballet and clowns. While in Miami,Abu-Ulba will have to create an entire look for a model, including hair, makeup, clothing and
age of 16 when he even runway choreography. started working in His inspiration for his final piece comes from a trip to his father’s salon Stanley Park in the fall when sweeping floors he became infatuated by the and washing hair. fallen leaves. This will be the Although he did base for the hair colour he not like the work chooses to use. at first, he began to “When I brainstorm I start develop a love for looking for things that inspire hair design. me, and I start playing around “I’ve always with haircuts,” he said. “My been creative and clients are my best guinea pigs. into art and it I don’t do anything that’s out wasn’t until I went James of control on them but I can to a couple of hair practice the same technique, shows that I saw Abu-Ulba just not as extreme. I even there is a real art have a few clients who will let me to it,” he said.“This is when I decided experiment on them.” ‘OK, this is what I need to do.’” Abu-Ulba’s career began at the After developing his career in
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London and Berlin,Abu-Ulba came to Spa Utopia, where he been working for 10 years. Among being director of education for hair at the salon locations in Langley, Vancouver and North Vancouver, he also has a large dedicated client base. “There’s many different hats that I wear,” he said.“I work 60 to 70 hours per week but to me it’s not really work; what I’m doing during the day is what I love.” For him, the Davines competition is an opportunity to experiment with new looks and let his creativity go wild. “Every year I try to work on a collection for myself to put out something creative. Besides my everyday salon work I like to do
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public notices Curbside Collection Services During Winter Conditions When winter weather conditions such as snow and icy roads affect curbside collection services, residents are asked to make sure their cans are still visible and leave their garbage, recycling, and Green Can out for the day. The contractor will do its best to pick up the material before the end of the day. To determine if the material should be left outside for collection the next day or brought back in until the following week, visit tol.ca/garbage or call 604.530.3939. Engineering Divison 604.532.7300
Beer Garden Applications Any organization wishing to hold a beer garden during 2012 must make an application in writing BEFORE Friday, January 20, 2012. Please note that all licensees must have completed the License Training Program in compliance with the “Serving It Right” Responsible Beverage Service Program instituted by provincial legislation. Application forms and other information may be obtained from: Township of Langley Operations Centre - Parks Operations 4700 - 224 Street 604.532.7350 Tab Buckner Manager, Parks Operations 604.532.3504
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Monday, January 16 | 7 - 11pm Public Hearing Meeting and Regular Council Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre
things that are a lot more progressive and more edgy— things that people wouldn’t necessarily wear but it’s a way to show off my creativity,” he said. Although he is battling some of the top hair stylists in the world,AbuUlba says winning the competition is of small importance compared with the chance to show off his creations to a global audience. “I love teaching and I love sharing, and for me it’s not really about winning. It’s more about sharing my work and sharing my ideas and sharing my concepts, and this is a gateway to that. Whether I win or not, I’m just doing what I love and I’m thankful that I have this opportunity.”
Thursday, January 12 to Sunday, January 15 Team North America Skips
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Bingyu Wang Eve Muirhead Anette Norberg Tom Brewster Thomas Ulsrud Niklas Edin
Thursday, January 12 8:30am Women’s Team session 1:00pm Mixed Doubles 6:30pm Men’s Team session Friday, January 13 8:30am Women’s Team session 1:00pm Mixed Doubles 7:00pm Men’s Team session Saturday, January 14 9:00am Skins Games (Men, Women & Mixed) 1:30pm Singles 6:30pm Skins Games (Men, Women & Mixed) Sunday, January 15 10:30am Women’s Skins Game 5:00pm Men’s Skins Game
Tickets: ticketmaster.ca • 1.855.985.5000 The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • langleyeventscentre.com
public notices Nominees Sought for Swensson, Flowerdew, and Arnason Awards Do you know an individual, youth, or a couple who improves life for others and makes a difference in the community? If so, the Township of Langley would like to know about them. Nominations are currently being accepted for the Pete Swensson 2012 Outstanding Community Youth Award, Eric Flowerdew 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award, and the 2011 John and Muriel Arnason Award. The Pete Swensson Award is given to a Langley student in Grade 8-12 who is nominated by his or her school and maintains a high scholastic effort, participates in school activities, and makes a contribution to the community through volunteer work. If you know an outstanding youth who should be considered for nomination, contact the school’s principal. The Eric Flowerdew Award recognizes a volunteer who promotes an active living lifestyle that enhances residents’ quality of life through creative, cultural, physical, or social pursuits, promotes traditional and non-traditional recreation activities, and enhances Langley’s community spirit. The John and Muriel Arnason Award is presented to a volunteer couple, team, or those with a family connection who advocate culture, learning, and literacy, foster partnerships and cooperative efforts, and create the potential for long-term beneﬁts to the Langley community. Deadline for nominations is February 10. For additional criteria, nomination forms, and more information contact: Lisa Egan Special Events Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 604.533.6148
Online Schedule of 2012 Council Meetings According to the Community Charter under Section 127 (1) a Council must: (a) make available to the public a schedule of the date, time, and place of Regular Council meetings, and (b) give notice of the availability of the schedule in accordance with section 94 (public notice) at least once a year. Township of Langley Regular Evening Council meetings are held at 7pm at the Civic Facility, Fraser River Presentation Theatre, 4th Floor, 20338 – 65 Avenue, Langley, unless otherwise noted. For a complete schedule of 2012 Council meetings or to view Council meeting agendas, visit our web site at tol.ca. Susan Palmer Deputy Township Clerk Legislative Services Department 604.533.6032
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Some quick tips for avoiding popular scams from PAGE 31
door-to-door salespeople use high pressure sales tactics to frighten people into purchasing expensive, substandard — often unneeded products and services. Be wary of overly aggressive sales people selling everything from alarm systems to vacuums and air purifiers, as well as roofing, paving, window washing, painting, plumbing, heating, repair and landscaping services. QUICK TIP: Don’t give in to high pressure sales tactics. If you feel threatened by an aggressive salesperson, ask them to leave your property. If they refuse, call the police. Before making any purchase, do your due diligence, getting the name and location of the company and ensuring all details and verbal promises are included in a contract. Doorto-door contracts are regulated by Consumer Protection BC. Complaints or questions? 1-888-564-9963 or www. consumerprotectionbc.ca. 7. Virus fixing scheme: A scammer claims to be phoning from Microsoft about a serious
problem with the person’s computer. The caller warns that if the problem is not solved, the computer will become unusable. In order to “fix” it, the computer owner is directed to a website and told to download a program, plus pay a fee for a subscription to this preventative service. The catch: there was never anything wrong with the computer, the caller is not working for Microsoft, and the owner has downloaded to their computer damaging malware and spyware. QUICK TIP: Treat all unsolicited phone calls with skepticism. Check with the organization directly that the caller is claiming to be from, using the contact numbers found on their website. Do not provide any personal information to avoid identity theft. Never provide credit or debit card information for payment. Report any fraudulent activity to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or www. antifraudcentre.ca. 8. Fraudulent locksmiths Consumers reported “local locksmiths” advertising online
using a local telephone number and local address, but when contacted, consumers are connected to a call centre in another city and there is no locksmith at the address listed in your area. Consumers who have hired these companies allege that they have been overcharged for products and services, received bad advice or poor workmanship, or have had difficulty contacting the business to correct problems. QUICK TIP: Don’t just pick the first “local” company you find online. Confirm the company address and ask for the legal name of the business. When the locksmith arrives, ask for identification, a business card and their licence. In BC, locksmiths are licensed through the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General. Also make sure that they are insured, so you know costs will be covered should any damage be done to your personal property. 9. Penny auctions: Online ads, often designed to look like news reports, are cropping up on popular websites claiming that you can get great deals on iPads
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and other electronics with online penny auctions. Most commonly with a penny auction, users must set up an account and purchase bids with a credit or debit card; each individual bid may cost less than a dollar and are often sold in bundles of 100 or more. Every item has a countdown clock and as people bid, the cost of the item goes up incrementally and more time is added to the clock. Even if you don’t win the item, you still have to pay for the bids you placed which can add up over time. QUICK TIP: Before providing any personal information or signing up for any “free” trial with a penny auction, read all of the fine print carefully on the website. Pay close attention to details on signup and annual fees, minimum bidding requirements, maximum prize amounts and how to get a refund. Know what you’re buying. Before bidding on an item, research how much it costs elsewhere and keep track of how much you’re spending on bids overall to see if you really are getting a good deal. Keep a close eye on your credit card for
unexpected charges. 10. Anti-social network: Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are becoming more and more popular. Users are often subject to targeted advertising and direct messages, and scams of all colours use social networks to operate. Fraudulent work-athome job offers are sent through Twitter “tweets” and Facebook messages, deceptive “free” trials are advertised, and “clickjacking” on Facebook convinces users to unknowingly post malicious links on their status updates. QUICK TIP: Your computer should always have the most recent updates installed for spam filters, anti-virus and antispyware software, and a secure firewall. Use the most up-to-date versions of your web browser to offer further protection. Be wary of messages from friends and especially strangers that direct you to another website via a hyperlink. To learn more about how to protect yourself from false or misleading advertising, contact the Competition Bureau at competitionbureau.gc.ca or 1-800- 642-3844.
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notice of public hearing Proposed Zoning Changes
Lot 10 Except: Firstly: Part on Plan with fee deposited 14501F; Secondly: Parcel “L” (Reference Plan 7485); Thirdly: Part shown on Highway Plan 28861; Fourthly: Part Subdivided by Plan 31603; District Lot 21 Group 2 New Westminster District Plan 126
Bylaw No. 4880 proposes to rezone a 5.5 ha (13.5 acre) portion of the property from Rural Zone RU-3 to Comprehensive Development Zone CD-88.
This application will allow for a residential development consisting of 67 residential lots with 18 lots incorporating a secondary residential suite (coach house).
NOTICE is hereby given that the Township of Langley Council will meet and hold a Public Hearing. AT THE PUBLIC HEARING all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaws that are the subject of the hearing. BYLAW NO. 4880 APPLICATION NO. RZ100373 OWNER:
Peter Wall 5th Floor - 1088 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9
Jorden Cook Associates 205 - 134 Abbott Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2K4
BYLAW NOS. 4900 & 4901 APPLICATION NO. RO100084
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1263852 Alberta Ltd. PO Box 42030 RPO Southland Calgary, AB T2J 7A6 Heward and Sharon Little 1638 Orkney Place North Vancouver, BC V7H 2Z1 The Corporation of the Township of Langley 20338 - 65 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 3J1
Paciﬁc Land Resource Group Inc. 101, 7485 - 130 Street Surrey, BC V3W 1H8
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Lot A District Lot 317 Group 2 New Westminster District Plan EPP2697; Portion of Lot “B” District Lots 20, 21 and 323 Group 2 New Westminster District Plan 5369; and Lot 1 District Lot 317 Group 2 New Westminster District Plan BCP49549
Bylaw No. 4900 proposes to amend the Rural Plan by adding provisions for a ‘University District’. Bylaw No. 4901 proposes to rezone the subject properties from Rural Zone RU-1 to Residential Institutional Zone P-3.
This application will allow for future expansion of Trinity Western University.
AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of Township of Langley Bylaw Nos. 4880, 4900 and 4901 and relevant background material may be inspected between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from January 5 to 16, both inclusive, at the Community Development Division Development Services Counter, 2nd Floor, Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338 - 65 Avenue. DATE:
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Scott Mathieson, who pitched the past two seasons at the AAA level with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, is off to Japan, after signing with the Yomiuri Giants.
Mathieson a Giant in Japan Former Langley Blaze pitcher Scott Mathieson taking his game overseas GARY AHUJA Times Sports
Like most athletes, Scott Mathieson doesn’t want to look back when his career is done and wonder what might have been. “One thing I have always gone by is I never want to have regrets,” he said. “That is what my dad told me when I first left. “I don’t want to look back and say what could have been.” Mathieson, who now calls Florida home, was visiting Langley the past few weeks. He left for Florida on Tuesday, along with his wife, but his destination after that will be even further away: Japan. Mathieson, who turns 28 next month, inked a two-year contract with Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon Professional Baseball, the top level of professional baseball
in Japan. Mathieson progressed through the A product of the powerhouse Langley Philadelphia organization — he was named Blaze baseball program — which was the Phillies fourth-best prospect and top founded and is still run by his father, Doug right-handed pitching prospect in 2005 Mathieson — he was a Major League draft — but was felled by injuries the next season. pick of the Philadelphia Phillies, who selected The following year, in June 2006, he got his the right-handed pitcher in first taste of Major League the 17th round of the 2002 action, going 1-4 in eight draft. starts. Mathieson has spent But that September, the past 10 seasons in the Mathieson suffered an Phillies organization. elbow injury, which But the Giants were keen required Tommy John on landing him, purchasing ligament reconstruction his rights from the Phillies. surgery. His comeback in Scott Mathieson giants pitcher 2007 was also hampered by The team paid just under $900,000 just to get inflammation of the ulnar Philadelphia to release him nerve. and then signed him to a two-year contract: He did work his way back, and made the first year guaranteed and a club option on a couple of brief appearances out of year two. Philadelphia’s bullpen in both 2010 and 2011. He said it was flattering to have a team The Giants originally expressed interest pony up that kind of money just to get him. through Mathieson’s agent in 2010. While Mathieson declined to share the “Really, it was just an opportunity to pitch,” dollar amount of new contract, he did say it is he said about the decision to go overseas for well over twice what he would have made at the next part of his career. the Major League level. “The last couple of years I have been
“One thing I have always gone by is I never want to have regrets.”
hoping for more of an opportunity to pitch at the Major League level and I didn’t really get it.” He also talked to some other players who have gone over to Japan — including Langley’s Aaron Guiel — and they all had positive remarks of their own experiences. “The whole change is going to be pretty neat and it is going to be a heck of an experience,” Mathieson said, adding he has been trying to learn some of the language. “I am really just going in blind, trying to go in with an open mind and accept it for whatever it is.” The baseball season runs the same time as MLB, but with 144 games instead of 162. Spring training begins in early February, and Mathieson’s wife will join him in Tokyo in April. He didn’t rule out staying in Japan longer than his contract, but did indicate he would love to finish his career in MLB. One thing remains clear: Mathieson is doing what he loves. “I love to play; if I had to work a regular job, I would be paying to play in a men’s league,” he said.
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Spartans twice crack century mark Kyle Coston paces attack with 63 points combined in two victories The Trinity Western Spartans are off to an explosive start to 2012. The men’s basketball team hit triple digits in points on back-to-back nights as they picked up a pair of home victories at the Langley Events Centre. The Spartans scored a 105-97 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Friday and a 107-97 win over the Calgary Dinos on Saturday. The victories improved Trinity Western to 4-6 in Canada West conference action.
“It’s little steps for us,” said Spartans coach Scott Allen, following the second win. “We’ve shown that we can be very explosive on the offensive part. “I think fatigue got the best of us late after we rolled our starters for as long as we could to keep the lead up. “But it was a fantastic effort and a well-deserved win.” Four of the Spartans starters finished in double figures, led by Kyle Coston’s 28 points. Sean Peter had 25 and Calvin Westbrook had 22 points. Tristan Smith chipped in with 17 points and 10 assists. The Spartans connected on 62.1 per cent of their shots, including six-for-11 from beyond the arc. “I think as shots start falling and
we start executing and recognizing mismatches, we start rolling. “We pushed the ball down the floor well, which is pivotal for this team since we’re smaller, and we had a lot of energy tonight,” Allen said. Against Lethbridge, Trinity Western used a dominant third quarter where they scored 33 points to build an 11-point bulge, which the Pronghorns were unable to trim down. Coston was again the offensive catalyst with 35 points while Peter had 26. Smith had another 15 points and nine assists. On Tuesday, Coston was named the Canada West player of the week. The Spartans are in Kelowna this weekend for a pair of games against the UBC Okanagan Heat (2-6).
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Trinity Western’s Kyle Coston was named the Canada West player of the week after averaging 31.5 points in a pair of victories.
Slow start proves costly in defeat A poor first quarter — they were outscored 22-3 — was too much to overcome for the Trinity Western Spartans women’s basketball team. The Spartans dropped a 71-59 decision to the visiting Calgary Dinos on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. The loss came on the heels of a big 79-51 win the night before over the Lethbridge Pronghorns. The mixed results give Trinity Western a 4-6 record in Canada West conference action. “Sometimes it feels like you almost over prepare for a team and you know what they’re going to do so much that you freeze in the moment and I think that’s what happened,” said Spartans coach Cheryl Jean-Paul. “There was a physicality to the game that we knew and we didn’t respond to that. We were hoping to get calls that we didn’t. You go down 22-3 in a quarter and you’re going to have to do some amazing things in the next few quarters to win. “We knew the first quarter was going to have a crazy tempo and we ended up just being passengers. We had scoring opportunities in that quarter, but we just didn’t finish. “However to win the second half and to win both quarters, those are things we have to be able to take positives from.” Trinity Western was led by Sarah Cleveland, who had a career-high 18 points, Holly Strom, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Emily Knauff, who had 11 points and six boards. The game against Lethbridge saw the Spartans dominate the first half, leading 45-14 at the break. “Our defensive intensity was great in the first half. It’s nice to actually talk about something and emphasize something and really see it happen,” Jean-Paul said. Strom led the way with 19 points and 13 rebounds while Cleveland had 16 and Tiffany Olsen chipped in with 13 points. The Spartans are in Kelowna this weekend for a pair of games against the UBC Okanagan Heat (2-6).
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Langley All-Stars players Connor McCreath (second from left), Colby Ring, Trevor Miller, Ken Dubois, Nick Atkinson, Cole Cantelon and Riley Ens, listen intently to coach Jason Andrew (far right), while manager Dean Cantelon (far left) and Langley Baseball president Dan McLaren, listen in at City Park on Monday.
Uganda trip begins today GARY AHUJA Times Sports
The glare of the camera lights is nothing new for the members of the Langley All-Stars baseball team, so having their actions documented by the omnipresent video cameras should be no problem at all. After all, the players have been in the media spotlight since the summer when they represented Canada at the Little League World Series. The baseball players, aged 11 to 13, are scheduled to depart Langley for their trip to Uganda today (Thursday) where they will represent Canada on a humanitarian mission organized through Right To Play. Video cameras for the documentary filmmakers as well as for Sportsnet will accompany the players as they play a series of games against the Ugandan youth. They will also be joined by Major League Baseball players Jimmy Rollins and Cliff Lee. For the 10 players, this is the culmination of the trip’s anticipation which has been building since late October when
the idea was first floated of sending the team to the African country to play their Ugandan counterparts in a game which was originally scheduled for August in Williamsport, Pa. at the Little League (11, 12 and 13-year-old) World Series. The Ugandans were never given the opportunity to face the Langley squad after being denied entry to the U.S. due to discrepancies in their paper work. Ruth Hoffman, a Vancouver woman with ties to Uganda, came up with the idea after watching a documentary on Ugandan baseball by New York filmmaker Jay Shapiro. Shapiro’s Opposite Field documentary will now conclude with the Canadian kids’ visit to Uganda. “We are all pretty excited, we get to see what it is like living over there,” said Ken Dubois, adding it has been hard to focus the last little while, especially with the extra homework the players have to complete so they don’t fall behind in their schoolwork. The players are curious to meet their Ugandan counterparts, who have faced so much adversity,
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• The Langley Times • Thursday, January 12, 2012
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ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTANT
Mission business requires an Accountant . Reporting to CFO, position would suit a mid-level student to a recently designated accountant. Strong organizational, communication and computer skills are required. Only those with or working toward an accounting designation will be considered. Competitive salary and beneﬁt package. Please send your resume with cover letter to:
POULSEN- Niels Arthur Sept 20, 1928 - Jan 9, 2012 McLAUCHLAN, Charlie 1991 - 2011 Our beloved Charlie was suddenly taken from us in the early morning hours of New Years Eve. He will be forever missed, in our hearts and in our lives. Charlie is survived by his loving mother, Kim Loring and his loving father, Charles Sr. Also survived by his loving brother Dustin Loring, Ashley and his niece, Aries. Survived also by his loving Sister Jaynie Mclauchlan (Mike) and his grandparents Sylvia & Stan Yacyshyn and his Uncle Aron. Also survived by Uncle Craig (Bev), Uncle Alan (Joanne), Aunt Margaret (Paul). And his loving girlfriend Carly, numerous extended family and countless friends. Predeceased by his uncle Tony Rose, grandparents Anita & Andy Mclauchan and his great grandparents Len & Marg Henwood. Charlie was a very generous and caring, warmhearted individual who had a special place in the hearts of all who are lucky enough to have known him. Remembered for his upbeat personality, happy demeanour, and willingness to make the best of all circumstances, Charlie would always do everything in his capacity to be of help, no matter what the situation. Charlie very much enjoyed the company of family and friends as he engaged in some of his favorite outdoor activities, including snowboarding, skateboarding as well as building, repairing and riding BMX and dirtbikes. With a keen sense of electronics, Charlie was often given the task of repairing and installing many different devices. He loved his family and friends and always had their well-being as his ﬁrst priority. His unconditional love will be greatly missed by all. We invite everyone to come and celebrate Charlies’ life with us on Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Service to take place at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14856 Fraser Hwy, Surrey. Reception to follow.
Thank you to all the friends who organized and attended the candlelight vigils that were held at Holland Park in Surrey and Douglas Park in Langley. We, the family, appreciate the kindness and respect that you have shown to honour Charlie.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS 21st Century Flea Market. Jan15th 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Cntr 3250 Commercial Dr,Vanc. Adm $5
108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or email@example.com EARN EXTRA INCOME Learn to operate a Mini-Ofﬁce Outlet from home. Free online training, ﬂexible hours, great income. www.123bossfree.com
LOST - CELL PHONE, either in the Willowbrook Mall prkg lot near Sears or by Danier Leather. Please call: (604)502-9316 LOST Dec. 28, Caramel/beige short hair M. Abbysinian CAT, named “Tut”, lost in vicinity of 1921 - 64 Ave. Surrey. If found please call Cheryl (604)533-4090. REWARD!.
PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA affordable 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo. Monthly rental - Available NOW. Fully furnished. Sunny, mountain view, patio, pool. high-speed internet. FREE Phn. Call 609-351-1388 www.bestpalmspringscondo.com
BROOKSWOOD DAYCARE HAS openings Mon-Fri, for 3-4 year olds. Crafts & Outings. (604)530-5457
for Dorman Timber Location Harrison Mills, must have a minimum of ﬁve years low bedding exp. Hauling various types of logging equipment in the Fraser Valley.
Competitive Wages! E-mail: mikayla. firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 604-796-0318 LONG HAUL DRIVERS R R Plett Trucking is hiring for Long Haul Truck Drivers $23/hr, 40hrs/wk. Mail - #2 20085 100A Avenue, Langley, BC. V1M 3J2 or Fax (604) 513-9952.
Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com
COLLECTOR F/T POSITION Revenue Recovery via telephone. Must have good phone voice, listening skills, punctual, hardworking. Salary based on experience. Please fax resume to: 604-530-4977 or email: email@example.com
Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulﬁlling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualiﬁed applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modiﬁcations to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca
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Rapid Advancement and Travel Opportunities Paid Weekly - up to $20/hr No comm., beneﬁts available Positive, Outgoing, Team Oriented a must!
Call now start tomorrow! Allison 604 777 2195
CAREER POSITION Delta based state of the art technology provider, national in scope, requires career minded individual with post secondary education for interesting long term position. Excellent computer, people and customer service skills expected. Training and ongoing development will be provided. Reply to:
firstname.lastname@example.org CASHIER & STOCK PERSON with exp, for our Langley produce store, P/T, F/T. Call: 604-533-8828.
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Full Time Assistant For busy Surrey Realtor Must have experience as an executive assistant. Skills: Highly organized, Analytical, and have excellent communication & computer skills. $15/Hour. Please email resume with references to: email@example.com JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins.
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SMS Equipment Inc. supplies equipment parts and service to the construction, forestry and mining industries and utility product users. It was created to provide customers with integrated solutions and to expand our service capabilities as a nationwide organization.
Your junk. A neighbors treasure.
The Role: “DOLLAR DEALS” make it easy to sell your miscellaneous items. Call for details 604-575-5555
LOOKING for semi-retired DRIVER Pneumatic tank exp, P/T local work. Call: 604-240-6405
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Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus
The only CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly Financial Aid available for qualiﬁed students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college
Surrey, BC - Western Region Reference Number: BA-12140-01102012
Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, beneﬁts & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS wanted with experience. (Pony & Tandem). Fax resumes to: 604-856-9172 or for info call: 604-807-4040.
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ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for ﬁeld work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.
HIGHWAY TRUCK LOW BED DRIVER
DRIVER. COMPANY EXPANDING. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year ﬂat deck exp. Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179.
Fax resume to: 604-888-2987 or e-mail: email@example.com
LOST AND FOUND
For ﬂat deck and heavy haul divisions of a busy Langley based co. Trucks available for lease to own. Must have previous exp.
It is with extreme sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather. Niels passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of the 9th. He was a kind, intelligent and often witty man that while his health may have failed him his razor sharp mind never did. He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life; his wife of 57 years Alice Rosa, his daughters, Pia Turner (Allan), Gina Shimizu (Peter), Lynn Cruz (Ronald), his grandchildren, Adam Turner, Jacob Shimizu, Lucas Shimizu, Breanna Cruz and Wendy Cruz. A celebration of his life will be held on January 14th at 2 pm at the Fernridge Community Hall at the corner of 24th Avenue and 200th Street, Langley, B.C.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for: • Supervising the workload of Branch Ofﬁce Personnel including performance reviews. • Overseeing the day to day administrative support activities for the Operations Manager and Surrey/Nanaimo/Campbell River Management Team. • Responsible for Branch Accounting and Financial Reporting. • Liaises with Head Ofﬁce and other departments on matters concerning the Surrey/Nanaimo/Campbell River Branches. • Manages Ofﬁce Supply Budget for Surrey/Nanaimo/Campbell River. • Assists Sales, Service and Parts Department when requested. • Performing other administrative duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.
Qualiﬁcations: • Combination of 5-8 years related industry experience within mining/construction and automotive as well as a post-secondary education (related diploma or degree from an accredited institution) is required. • General ﬁnancial knowledge preferred with sufﬁcient experience, education and training to establish and maintain effective ﬁnancial and reporting functions. • Capability of reviewing and deﬁning business processes and solutions. • Ability to prepare complex reports and resolve issues. • Strong ability to organize and multi-task. • Strong communication skills. • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Ofﬁce). • Previous supervisory experience is considered an asset. This is a very exciting time to be a part of SMS Equipment Inc. We are one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the world and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the workplace. If you are interested in working for a very dynamic company where your input, your ideas and your participation is valued, apply today. Our growth means your success. Apply Today Qualiﬁed applicants are invited to submit their resume by e-mail or fax, quoting reference number: BA-12140-01102012, to: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 604.888.9699 SMS Equipment Inc. 19520 Telegraph Trail, Surrey, BC V4N 4H1
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GARDENERS req’d F/T in Surrey with exp. in garden maint, pruning, lawn & bed work. Must have good English skills & local ref’s. Year-round work avail. Pesticide licence, snow removal & exp driving truck w/trailer an asset. Beneﬁt package. Wage $3,000 to $3,200 depending on exp. Leave msg or Fax, 604-599-5503.
Busy electrical sales company in Port Kells requires a Warehouse Leader who is able to supervise 4-5 people while keeping busy & productive. Duties to Include: Organize inventory, rebuild electrical equipment - inclusive of sanding & painting. Must be punctual, reliable and have a keen eye for detail. A background in Industrial Electrical equipment would be a major asset.
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175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS
OFFICE ASSISTANT, S. Surrey, position avail. for personable, motivated typist/ofﬁce assistant for prof. consulting ﬁrm. Must have strong command of English and be accurate dicta typist, in depth knowledge of MS Word and E-documents req’d. Approx. 30 hours per week. Salary negotiable, based on exp. Refs. and resume req’d. For further info call (604)671-3444
RECEPTIONIST F/T Our ofﬁce in Langley is currently seeking a full-time receptionist to cover a one year maternity leave, with the possibility of a permanent position. This position will involve handling a high volume of incoming calls, data entry & general ofﬁce duties. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year experience in a similar role. Great organization skills and attention to detail are a must. Please e-mail resume to: email@example.com or fax to 604-534-6702
Submit your resume via email to:
(no fax or phone calls please)
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
BUTCHER for Tibisti Foods. F/T, Perm. Min 5 yrs exp. Farsi an asset, $15/hr. Fax res:866-770-4296
Retail or wholesale (NOC: 6251) required for Donald’s Fine Foods. Immediate openings at our Richmond & Langley locations for 10 qualiﬁed / exp. Meat Cutters. Duties; Cut, trim and prepare cuts of meat, supervise other workers and provide training. Must speak English. Permanent / Full-time – 40 hours per week. Full Beneﬁts after completion of probation. Wages: $16.04 per/hour.
E-mail: careers@ donaldsﬁnefoods.com or fax: 604.533.0896
136A JANITORIAL SERVICES
INSIDE SALES Industrial Global Mining is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to support our customers with superior service. We value a team approach with personal drive. This position is responsible for providing product information, quotations, order entry and associated tasks. A solid knowledge of MS programs and a mechanical aptitude will be your best assets. Send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please. SALES REPRESENTATIVE Dynamic, enthusiastic, and a people person. Professional level sales and customer services skills plus good written and oral communication ability. Requirement to service existing customers and create new customers. Must have own vehicle. Fax resume to: 604-530-4977 or email: email@example.com
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CONCRETE & PLACING
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES
Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function... • Dinner Parties • Executive Meetings • Family Gatherings • Weddings / Banquets • B-B-Ques • Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.
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Running this ad for 7yrs
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour
Framing, Finishing Millwork, Cabinets Complete Renovations Additions, Decks Gazebos, etc. Local references available
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)
LEGAL FULL-TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Family Law, Corporate Records, Wills & Estates. Beneﬁts package incl ﬂex time.
SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING B.S.T. classes in Abby. Job placement. 604-859-8860 www.brissonsecurity.com
SHIPPER/ Receiver Required for a large bakery on Annacis Island. Must be available to work afternoons, graveyard & weekends. Job requires forklift experience. Job entails physical lifting and 50% freezer work. Starting wage $11.30 email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for busy logging company in the
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Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence.
WE currently have two openings for Intermediate/Senior LAAs in the areas of family law and collections litigation. 4 years min. exp. Competitive salary and beneﬁts. Forward your resume to Leslie Green, Administrator Hamilton Duncan Armstrong & Stewart email: email@example.com fax: 604-581-5947
FEED & HAY nd
2 CUT LOCAL HAY $5.00 a bale. Phone (604)574-5788.
Group Dog Training Lessons
Beginning Jan 15. Puppy-K-Novice Pri lessons by appt. (604)541-4138
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BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Available February 1. Vet checked with ﬁrst shots. Reserve yours now. $1,200. Langley area. 778-2415504.
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
SCOTT’S MINI EXCAVATION Trenching, clearing, grading. Tree concrete removal 604-802-3994
~ Excavation, Clearing ~ ~ Drainage, Final Grading ~ Free Estimates, 20 years exp. Fully Insured/WCB
BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 4 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $500. Call 604-574-5788.
Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442
CAT 10 MOS OLD M orange, neutered, shots, tattooed good w/dogs $50 to good home (604)302-9249
.Haydenpainting.ca Family owned & operated
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
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GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. LABS YELLOW P/B pups, born Dec 14th. Dewormed, 1st shots, $750. 604-888-4662, (Langley)
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
LEGAL SERVICES SINCE 1977
Darnell & Company Lawyers Fax 604-532-9127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MIN. 4 years exp. in an accounting department. Excellent communication skills in english essential. Competitive salaries & beneﬁts Forward your resume by email or fax to: Leslie Green, Administrator Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law Corporation Gateway Tower, Surrey email: email@example.com fax: 604581-5947
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
#22047 WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All work Guaranteed. 604-220-8347 www.HighOutletElectric.ca
COMPUTER NETWORKING course to become NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR - individual and small-group - hands-on CISCO training - 6-months after-course support - register: www.router-online.com
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
WALTER’S DRYWALL Taping - Texture - Repairs Over 40 yrs exp. 604-308-7943
Quality Painting. Guarantee. Free
UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN
JANITOR / CUSTODIAN STRATA COMPLEX looking for a F/T Janitor/Custodian to work 10am - 6:30pm, Tues thru Sun, 8 hrs/day with one 1/2 hr break. The successful candidate must be ﬁt, proﬁcient in English & can work unsupervised. Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org by January 13, 2012
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Competitive Wages & Beneﬁts After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0314 or e-mail: email@example.com
M I L LW R I G H T / M E C H A N I C REQUIRED – Full time position. Vancouver Island Chip Plant. Welding experience an asset. Union wage, full beneﬁt package. Please contact joanne.stone @dctchambers.com
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Conﬁdential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
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AFFORDABLE QUALITY Cleaning $20/hr. Senior’s discount plus seasonal discounts. Insured. Bonded. 1 hr or more. 778-834-0316. CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate ﬂooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539 ENGLISH LADY. Home Cleaning Honest, reliable, hard working. Refs Pets OK Reas rates 604-533-1711
To apply submit resume by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 604-513-9905 SHADOW Lines Transportation is seeking experienced trailer mechanics. Qualiﬁed candidates must have experience welding and fabricating. A valid inspection certiﬁcate would be considered an asset. Please fax resume to 604-888-2987 or email Karen@shadowlines.com
WAREHOUSE PERSON Distributor of educational products, located in Surrey requires a full time shipper/receiver. Training available. Starting wage $12/hr. Fax resume to 604-576-2777 or email: email@example.com
Paul Schenderling 604-530-7885 / 604-328-3221
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
▲ Joes External Roof Cleaning Roof Washing Specialist. Gutter & Window Cleaning. * Fully Insured * Licensed * Bonded 21 yrs. exp. Joe 778-773-5730
CALL NOW! 604-312-5362 Now is the time to get the jobs done that you’ve been putting off H Bath & Kitchen Reno’s H Sundecks, Patios, Doors & Mouldings H Full Basement Reno’s for that Mortgage Helper ✱ Licensed, Full Service Contractor with over 25 years exp & all available trades. Many ref’s. Unbeatable prices & exc quality.
★ Kitchens ★ Bathrooms Basement & Garage conversions ★Additions ★ Laminate ★Hardwood ★ Engineered Wood ★ Tile ★Carpet ★Baseboard & Crown moldings ★Sundecks ★Rooﬁng.
CONCRETE & PLACING
Free Est & Warranties
The successful candidate will have considerable experience assembling machinery, bearing assemblies, and shrink ﬁtting.
CEILINGS OUR SPECIALTY .Jim’s Moving Winter Service
HOME & GARDEN domestic services. Cleaning, organizing, gardening, laundry, erronds. Call Sandy 604-576-3161
Bonniecrete Const Ltd
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey.
Over 2000 colours to choose from SGeneral Paint SCloverdale Paint
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
Concrete Lifting Specialist Position Available Machinist/ Machine Fitter
Rooms from $99 inc. paint
D House & Garage Floors D Driveways D Patios, etc. D Raise to Proper Height D Eliminate Trip Spots D Provide Proper Drainage
Over 25 yrs exp.
HERFORT CONCRETE NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured
HUDOLIN’S ON HOMES Complete Home Renos ✔ Bathrooms & Kitchens ✔ Basement suites & decks ✔ Finishing work & moulding ✓ Design & colour consultation Free Estimates firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Dave: 604-862-9379
LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184 SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662
Complete Home Renovations / Improvements. Interior & Exterior. Call 604-690-3327
• Carpentry • Finishing Painting • Moulding • Renovations • Handy Man • Home Repair and Maintenance • Pressure Washing • Plumbing • Electrical Fixture Installation
Clint (778)928-3693 TIME FOR A NEW CAR? See bcclassified.com’s Automotive Section in 800’s
SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing 604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes
European Quality Workmanship
CONTRACT OR HOURLY FREE ESTIMATES
Per Molsen 604-575-1240
Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. Ready. 604-795-7662
360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
Collection of: postage stamps, over 100 stock books with stamps, dye case model airplane & cars, 100 older prints, paintings, ass’t Royal Alberta & other china, tobacco tines, etc. View: Day of Sale fr 10am
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Best Local Roofs & Repairs Great price refs Paul 604-328-0527
FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces *Old Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!
778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway
Steel Building Sale. Inventory Discount Sale. 30x40, 42x80, 100x100 Erection Available. Must Sell, Will Deal. 40 yr paint. Source #1O5 866-609-4321
SHOWER STOOL, $45 obo. Call: (604)341-9758 TIRE CHAINS, 1 set, used once, exc cond, $80 obo. (604)341-9758
• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
WALKER brand new, exc cond, c/w 2 brakes, basket & tray, new $350 asking $150 obo. 604-341-9758
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
• Quality Guaranteed • Bondable Call Randall 778-828-2127
CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801 www.panoramaplumbing.com
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Collectible Auction Monday Jan 15 ~ 7pm
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
$38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184
Member of B.B.B. & G.V.H.B.A., WCB and liability insured, ref’s. Call Gary Ward @ M&W Classic Home Renovations 604-530-1175 email@example.com
ROTTWEILER Pups, Reg CKC, Champ lines/health guaranteed. $1600. (778)240-6472, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Tri-rider tricycle OBO call 604-315-3685
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.
1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264
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• The Langley Times • Thursday, January 12, 2012 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE RENTALS
ANTIQUE GE DELUXE FRIDGE White ext. chrome and mint green int. Super Cool. Excellent working cond. $200obo. 604.488.9161
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
MISC. FOR SALE
NEW TREADMILL with upper body arms. $500. Call 604-539-8334.
REAL ESTATE 612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE LANGLEY, FULLY equipped accredited body shop, owner retiring, would suit owner/operator. Call Terry 604-773-0941
WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422
LANGLEY: 5530-208 St. Quiet clean spacious 2 bdrms, 4 appls, h/w, prkg incl. $875. Res. Manager. NS/NP. Available Feb. 1st. Call 604-534-1114 between 9am - 8pm. LANGLEY
Large 1 Bdrm. Apts $150 Move-In Allowance
New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI single wide in family park and another space in adult park. from $81,900. Chuck 604-830-1960 BUYING OR SELLING?
LANGLEY CITY APARTMENTS ON 201A FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, lndry, prkg. BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. No Pets SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED Michael - 604-533-7578
Rainbow & Majorca Betsy - 604-533-6945 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY LANGLEY CITY
Apartments 20727 Fraser Highway
1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable Criminal record check may be req’d.
Ph: 604-533-4061 LANGLEY
MAPLE MANOR APTS.
20117 - 56 Avenue 1 & 2 bdrm suites $735 to $850 includes heat, hot water, cable to channel 43. On site security
LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month 2 bdrm - $870/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
www.dannyevans.ca Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
ALDERGROVE, Dntn. Avail imm. Newly renod 1 & 2 bdrm. Adult oriented bldg. NS/NP, 1yr lease pref. for disc monthly rent. SHAWN 604-657-3799
By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480
Linwood Place Apts 20051- 55 A Ave.
1st MONTH FREE Newly Renovated Units
Starting at $835.
BROOKSWOOD gated riverfront lrg bachelor in 900 acre wildlife park, priv garden, patio, f/p, incl all but ph. Pet ok.N/S. $750.778-574-5200
$675 to $835 includes Heat, Hot water, Cable to channel 43. On site security
CALL FOR SPECIALS LANGLEY CITY Spacious, Clean Bachelor, 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Heat, Hot Water,
19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley Call Manager for SPECIALS!
1 Bdrm’s starting @ $890 2 Bdrm’s starting @ $1000 AVAILABLE NOW! Newer building, secure entry, 5 appl’s including insuite washer and dryer, a/c, electric f/p, u/g prkg & balconies. No pets CLOSE TO SHOPPING, Superstore & Willowbrook mall.
CALL 604-533-7710 S. SURREY small clean reasonably priced apartments for seniors 55 & older. Call Mon-Fri btwn 9am-noon 604-538-8308.
CLOVERDALE BENBERG APTS. 17788 57 Ave. Senior building,1 & 2 bdrm suites avail now. Starting at $700 to $850/mo. 604-574-2078 LANGLEY 202/53A; 2 Bdrm apt h/c, $905/mo. Quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-539-0217.
WALNUT GROVE, 1 bdrm + den, insuite W/D, sec prkg. Avail now. TJ @ Sutton Proact: 604-728-5460.
WE’RE ON THE WEB
www.bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 toll-free 1-866-575-5777
SALE at SOUTHPOINTE ACADEMY
ALL new & used classroom & ofﬁce
FURNITURE MUST GO! 1900 56th St., Delta BC call 604.856.7000 for details
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $13,230 (604)328-1883
“SIMRAN VILLAS” 2 & 3 bedrooms
2008 HONDA CIVIC 4dr sedan auto CD, a/c, p/w. Grey. 35,000kms. $9700. 604-825-9477
Quiet, Clean & Spacious 2.5 bath, patio, storage, d/w, w/d, f/p, N/S, N/P, 2-car garage, next to high school. Avail. Now!!
12730 - 66 Avenue
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
TOWN & COUNTRY APARTMENTS
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 125K, $8300 ﬁrm. Call 604-538-9257
AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers! bcclassified.com Call 604-575-5555
5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets
Phone 604-530-1912 709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL #1 5700-198th St Langley 3,888 of Retail / Shop / Ofﬁce all in one unit. $3,500/mo GROSS RENT For more info call 604-318-5255 BROOKSWOOD COMMERCIAL LEASE spaces available at 208th Street and 40th Ave. Sizes 7002100 s.f. $1500 - $4500. Call Frank @ Noort Investments 604-835-6300 or Nick @ 604-526-3604. GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for ﬂowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High trafﬁc area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info. Langley City. Clean warehouse & ofﬁce space, w/wshroom, 3-phase power, o/h dr, $895. 604-834-3289
HUGE OPPORTUNITY Any questions please call 604-592-6881, ask for Kirsten
733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS WALNUT GROVE. Spac. 1 bdrm mobile home on back of acreage. Acreage not incl. Very secluded. Absolutely N/S. $800/mo. + hydro. Avail. immed. 604-644-2884.
HOMES FOR RENT
100-20436 Fraser Hwy., Langley
TOWNHOUSES Langley - 197 & 56 Ave. Renovated, clean neat & bright, 1 bdrm unit in 4 plex, rancher style approx 900 sq ft, 4 appl, open pkg, work space, close to transit, n/s, n/p, lease req’d. Avail now $875/Mos. Langley 240 & Fraser Hwy Clean & bright 2 bdrm 2 level twnhse approx 800 sq ft, 1.5 bthrms, 4 appl, open pkg, fenced yard, n/s, n/p, lease req’d. Avail now $775/Mos.
WHITE ROCK: PRISTINE
LANGLEY, 55/200 St. 1/bdrm Rancher with garage. Updated. Laundry facilities. Now. $850/mo. TJ @ Sutton Proact: 604-728-5460.
www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 2011 EVER-LITE 31RKS
SEVENOAKS SHOPPING CENTRE
Dual pane windows, A/C, slide out bike rack, elec. rear stab jacks, and MORE! $37,483 (Stk.29577) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION BROOKSWOOD - Looking for roommate. Ns/Np. No drinking, no drugs. Furnished, $500/mo incls utils. 604-340-7036.
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto www.UapplyUdrive.ca
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
Abbotsford - Large Barns for Rent, nr town! Suitable for storage. Almost 4000 sq ft, 160’ x 24’. Clean, cement ﬂrs w/electricity. Quick highway access. Owner lives on site. Call 604-309-9023 after 6pm.
Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that 8956 264th Street Holdings Ltd., P.O. Box 32089, Langley, BC V1M 2M3, intends to make application to the Province of British Columbia, for a Crown Land Lease for Barge Loading purposes covering District Lot 819 Group 2 NWD situated on Provincial Crown land located at 8956 264th Street. The Land File Number is 0247757. Comments on this application may be submitted in two ways:
Space for lease Quality mezzanine ofﬁces 400 - 1600 sq. ft. Remax Little Oak Realty Ray Veenbaas @ 604-309-0257 Richard Riemersma @ 604-309-8541
Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231
1) Online via the Applications and Reasons for Decision Database website at: www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp where details of this application including maps can also be found. 2) By mail to the Senior Land Ofﬁce at 200-10428 153rd Street, Surrey, BC V3R 1E1. Comments will be received by the Ministry of Natural Resources Operations until February 9, 2012. Comments received after this date may not be considered. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to the public upon request. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Natural Resources Operations
ALDERGROVE. Furn 1 bdrm & den bsmt. Pri ent. N/S. N/P. No lndry or cable. $950 + 40% utils. Avail now. 604-626-0544 or 604-657-4995, ALDERGROVE new 1 bdrm bsmt suite $600/mo incl hydro & cble. NP/NS. Avail Jan 15. 604-825-5432 LANGLEY, 1 bdrm, sunny grnd lvl, priv. entry, immed, $700 incl. hydro. NS/NP. Refs. (604) 888-1382. LANGLEY, 201/50th, BACHELOR suite, Murphy bed. Galley kitch. Full bath, private entr/prk. NS/NP. $550/mth. Phone (604)534-8284. LANGLEY New 2 bdrm ste, 1000s/f with familyroom, priv patio, laundry. NS/NP, $875/mo incl utils/cable. 778-549-8532 or 604-510-3529 LANGLEY / Willoughby, lrg 2 bdr, priv.ent, full bth, d/w. Ns/Np. Nr amens, $1100/mo incl utils & shrd lndry. Avail immed. 604-202-6524.
1 & 2 BDRMS, kitchen units avail. to rent weekly or monthly. Please call Canada’s best value, Westward Inn @ 604-534-9238.
ALDERGROVE. 4 Bdrm house on 5 acres with 10 horse barn. 26226 28th Ave, avail now. SURREY Strawberry Hills: large 4 bdrm house, nr everything. NS/NP. 604-594-5705 or 604-720-3603.
Power tongue jacks, ext.shower, power awning, AM/FM/CD/DVD , and more! $25,483 (Stk.30970)
Call Sandi, 604-534-3849 email@example.com Visit us on the web at: www.goddardrentals.ca
ABBOTSFORD, East.New high end executive 4 bdrm. 3 bath - 3200 sq. ft. Web details. Call 604-864-9534
TRUCKS & VANS
2011 EVER-LITE 27RB
3 bdrm, 3 bathrooms, close to all amenities, ex. Peace Arch Hospital. This beautiful home is a designers dream- 9’ ceilings, granite counters throughout, hardwood ﬂoors, chefs kitchen, f/p, deck off familyroom. Avail. immed. $2200/mo n/s, n/p. 604-940-4441 / 604-536-8811
LANGLEY/Willoughby-Luxury brand new 2 bdrm bsmt suite. all appl. Feb 1. $1100/mo. 604-595-2904
Abbotsford, 5 bdrm house on 1.5 fenced acres 10 stall barn, across fr schl, Feb1. $2000. 604-807-1704
1987 NISSAN P/U, 4 cyl. auto, 143 km, excellent condition, asking $2,200 obo. Phone (604)530-3289. 1994 CHEV Van $1300 AC’d Apr 2012 gd tires, new batt., 272,653 miles 604-593-1985, 604-617-7832 1999 ASTRO VAN, aircrd, seats 8, drk grey, runs/looks good, $2,000 obo. Phone (604)866-2081. 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 175,000k, needs some work$2400 604-830-7797 or 604-467-7598
WALNUT GROVE, 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, 5 appls, garage, fncd, fresh paint, $1800/mo. (604)536-7975
Langely - 56 & 197 - Newer 2 bdrm condo with 2 bthrm, 875 Sq.ft. S/S appl, u/g parking, Small dog ok, N/S. Lease req’d. $1200.00/M. Ask for Alfred or call 604-889-6807.
6 yr old house incls upper 2 level & bsmt ste for rent seperately BSMT: 2 bdrm, 2 full bthrm, 4 appl, vacuum system. 1100sf $1200 incl utilities. UPPER: 3 bdrm, 1 ofﬁce & den huge liv/rm, 2.5 baths 5 appl, 2050sf, $1600 + 60% utils. Sm. pet OK. Avail now Danny 778 - 889 - 7958
NEWTON 3 bdrm up,1.5 bath Two 1bdrm bsmt ste down Big yard Ideal for daycare $2200. 778-928-8374
RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire assets and lease of fully LICENSED RESTAURANT. Located in Fraser Point Shopping Center – 20178 96th Ave. Great Location – Trendy and modern only three years old Fully equipped kitchen, gorgeous bar and seating for 70. $140,000, OPEN TO OFFERS!
2001 GSXR 1000R only 13,500 km Custom paint-Pearl White, polished whls. Yoshi exhaust, Gucci seat. No accid $6500 must see778-558-6763
LANGLEY. Near new 6 B/R, 5 full W/R main ﬂoor house wood ﬂoor all granite, spice kitchen, nice entry & bkyrd. 188 St/54 Ave, near Willowbrook mall. $2000 + utils. Feb 1st or 15th. 778-889-5890, 604-574-4108
PORT KELLS/ LANGLEY. Quality Warehouses 1000 - 6,000 sq ft. Call Rachel 604-633-2888.
Must bring in this ad to receive 1st month free
$1200 - $1300/m
HOMES FOR RENT
5380 - 5400 - 5420 206th Street Clean & affordable Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Clse to all ament. Seniors Centre just around the corner. Rent incl heat, hotwater, & cable. Resident Managers on site.
Ask for details
Villa Fontana & Stardust
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and reﬁnances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
SUSSEX PLACE APT CALL FOR SPECIALS !!
Use bcclassified.com - Merchandise for Sale 500’s
Please call for details. On-site manager. Suites include fridge, stove, drapes & carpeted throughout. Hot water & parking included. Close to shopping & schools, on bus route. Seasonal swimming pool & tennis court. Some pets welcome.
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New SRI.com 16x52 mobile home in Langley adult park. $114,900. Pet OK. Chuck 604-830-1960.
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
RIVERSIDE GARDENS FAMILY COMPLEX
CARS - DOMESTIC
Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Peter Lucas are hereby notiﬁed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, William Michael Lucas, care of Lindsay Kenney LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, P.O. Box 580, 9067 Church Street, Fort Langley, BC, V1M2R9, ( Attention: John A. Cherrington) before April 15, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.
2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD. All options, heated seats, lumbar, 139K, $5900/obo. 778-565-4334. 2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235 2005 CHEVY CAVALIER, 4 dr, auto 105K, no accid, a/c, AirCrd, clean, Sr owner, $4800 obo 604-574-7450 2005 FORD Focus wagon, 1 owner, all srvc rec, fully loaded, must see, $6500 must be sold, 604-534-0923
Fridge, stove, dishwasher (in most), drapes. Outdoor pool. Some pets welcome. Resident Manager. Close to bus, shopping, schools and parks. #36 - 5210 - 203 Street, Langley
1995 CAMRY, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, 1 owner, loaded, aircared, mint cond. $2900/obo. Phone 604-931-1236.
Re: Estate of PETER LUCAS, deceased, formerly of 20066 Fernridge Crescent Langley, BC
2000 BUICK LESABRE, mint cond, 110K Km, 4 dr, full power, leather, $4900. Call 604-614-3416
2 & 3 Bdrm T/Homes Move-In Allowance!!
MILNER, 2 bdrm. t/h, Feb. 1. Quiet mature tenants, N/S, 3 appl., personal garden possibilities. Small pet OK. Drive by 21767 61st Ave. $1000 mo. + utils. 604-856-6967
Notice to Creditors and Others
LANGLEY: Bright spac. Coach House approx. 850-900 sf. New with all new appl. 6 app. B/I vac. Very priv. Refs. n/s, n/p. $850 + 1/2 utils. (604)534-1499 604-619-1790
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2002 ACURA TL luxury vehicle in exceptional cond. Silver/black leather, 1 owner, $8995. (604)538-0781 2008 HONDA ACCORD, auto, 4 dr. full load, silver/grey int., 28K, good cond., $17,995 obo. 604-349-3905
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. . . G N I M O C E R A s 2 1 ’ ! O G A T T O G s 1 1 ALL 20 MASSIVE $AVING$
AT WILLOWBROOK NEW! 2011 CHRYSLER! RAM 3500
NEW! 2011 MEGA CAB DUELLY 4X4
2011 300C Heated / Cooled Leather, 8" Navigation, Panoramic Sunroof, 506 Watt Stereo, 20" Alloys, Hemi. #1C3
NEW! NOW $41,242! NEW DURANGO CITADEL 4X4
NEW 2011 PATRIOT 4X4
19611 Langley Bypass, Langley D#C5594
#1J76. Auto, Keyless, Power Group, Alloys.
#1J25. Leather, Navigation, Sunroof, Alloys.
NEW 2011 COMPASS NEW 2010 CHALLENGER SRT-8 4X4
NEW 2011 LIBERTY LTD 4X4
#1J3 v6, Premium Cloth, Alloys, Tow Pkg.
#1J73. 70th Anniversary, Leather, Sunroof, Auto.
NEW 2011 GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4
#1D11. Leather, 20" Alloys, Navigation, DVD, Sunroof.
#1D19. 19" Wheels, Premium Cloth, U-connect, 3 Row Seat.
CREW 4X4 NOW $43,524!
SLT, Diesel, Auto, Tow Pkg, Power Seat. #1R64
NEW 2011 JOURNEY SXT
Std, Diesel, Tow Pkg, Alloys, Bench Seat, Power Group. #1R12
NEW 2011 CHARGER AWD
#OC6. Leather, Navigation, Auto, 420HP, Sunroof.
#1C4. Leather, Hemi, Sunroof, Navigation, Alloys.
NET OF ALL CHRYSLER REBATES AND PROGRAMS. VEHICLES MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED.
• The Langley Times • Thursday, January 12, 2012
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