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Cable cut to 20,000 homes Going to bat for Uganda

Attempted wire theft left thousands of Langley homes without television, internet and telephone service

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DAN FERGUSON Times Reporter

Service to thousands of Shaw Cable television, internet and phone customers in Langley was disrupted when wire thieves cut a major cable line running through a heavily-wooded mini-park near the intersection of Eastleigh Cr. and 56 Avenue. Shaw said the “fibre backbone cable” was severed around 7 a.m. Sunday. The company estimated 20,000 homes lost cable, 14,000 lost internet service and 8,000 lost telephone service. Service was affected in an area that stretched from Langley City to Aldergrove. “This is one of the worst ones we’ve seen,” Shaw operations vice-president Chris Kucharski told The Times. Repair crews had to spend their first four hours trimming the trees to get at the damaged cable, Kucharski said. “It’s very, very bushy.” Shaw crews worked overnight on splicing the severed fibre optic line back together. By Monday afternoon, service had been restored to about half the affected customers and the remainder was expected to be back online by dinner time, Shaw said. It appeared that would-be metal thieves looking for copper wire cut the thick glass fibre line, then fled without taking it when they realized there was no metal. Some Shaw customers complained the company was less than forthcoming about the outage. Most people can understand that accidents happen but Shaw’s handling of this mess has been nothing short of deplorable,” Jordan Carlin wrote on Shaw’s Facebook page. “The initial phone update was a weak attempt at patronization and the one 10 hours later was so vague it was insulting.” Another customer complained their cellphone would exhaust its battery waiting to get through to customer service. Wire theft is on the increase locally, driven by rising international metal prices that have hiked domestic rates. The City of Langley recently estimated it will spend as much as 150,000 repairing vandalized wires, 10 to 11 times what was budgeted.

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It was a story which hit home for Ruth Hoffman. Five years ago, with her twin sons on the Belgian baseball team which had advanced to the Little League World Series in the United States, the team nearly didn’t get the chance to attend. The squad was stuck at the airport, with planes grounded because of a terrorist threat. The situation was resolved and the team made it to the U.S. in time to play. “I can tell you that summer was and always will be the highlight of their youth,” Hoffman said. This past summer, a team of 11, 12 and 13-year-olds from Uganda won the right to represent the Middle East/Africa division at the famed tournament in Williamsport, Pa. They were the first African team to qualify but just two weeks before the tournament in early August, the Ugandan request for visas was denied by the U.S. State Department. When Hoffman heard of the team’s plight through media stories, it brought back the memories of when their own team almost had to miss out. “The feeling of knowing what it is like not to go, or to think they are not going and then read the story of the Ugandan kids, who come from a million times worse background, it just really pulled at my heartstrings,” she said. continued, PAGE 5

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Langley City mayor Peter Fassbender has revealed council unanimously voted against a medical marijuana dispensary during a closed-door meeting “four or five months ago.” During a Friday morning press briefing, Fassbender said the vote was taken after the City obtained legal advice about the controversial dispensary operated by marijuana activist Randy Caine. The mayor said the law firm which reviewed the issue told council the dispensary, as it is currently operated, violates federal government laws, and a municipal government such as Langley City does not have the legal power to approve one. “This is out of our jurisdiction,” Fassbender said. “We’re not going to dive into it.” He said petition organizers would be better off approaching Health Canada and the federal government, which the mayor said has created the current “mess” with “deeply flawed” laws governing distribution of medical marijuana. Fassbender said he decided to release the information about the past council vote because organizers of a pro-dispensary petition who are lobbying for city approval of a pilot program were scheduled to appear before council Monday night. Fassbender said council would hear the delegation out, but there would be no vote on the petition. “This is not a Langley City issue,” Fassbender said. “This is a national issue.” The mayor said he personally sympathizes

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with the plight of medical marijuana users who have genuine heath problems, but he cannot break the law to assist them. “I feel for the people who have medical issues,” Fassbender said. “I really do.” The mayor said council had nothing to do with the police raid on the Langley dispensary in July, and will not be involved with any subsequent prosecution if charges are laid. Fassbender also revealed that Caine has never sought a business licence for the dispensary, likely because when he approached the City he was told they could not issue a licence for an illegal business. The mayor said the ultimate answer is a proposed overhaul of the medical marijuana laws by the federal government that would shift production to “licensed commercial producers” and eliminate the current system that allows licensed users to grow small amounts themselves. Dispensary supporters said they hope the city changes its mind. Dispensary founder Randy Caine, who is running for a seat on Langley City council, said at the very least, council could support the idea of a dispensary. “Can’t they just come out and give some sort of endorsement?” Caine said. “They do have the authority to do that.” Caine said the position adopted by council amounts to opposing a dispensary and opposing aid for ailing people. “They’re just close-minded and closeddoor,” Caine said. Petition organizer Dan Mackle said the sign-up of people who favour a medical marijuana dispensary pilot in the City of Langley had raised 1,901 signatures as of Friday morning (Oct. 21). “Very solid support,” Mackle said. He added the organizers still planned to present their petition Monday in the hope council might alter their position. “We will be presenting some new information,” Mackle said. “Hopefully, they can re-assess and revisit [the issue].”

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Langley City mayor Peter Fassbender revealed council voted against a medicinal marijuana dispensary during a closed-door meeting five months ago, after seeking legal advice.

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A car theft crackdown produced three arrests Tuesday night (Oct. 18) in Langley. The joint operation involving undercover police officers from the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) and the Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit resulted in the arrest of three separate car thieves in three different stolen cars. During the course of the evening, a 20-year-

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CITY OF LANGLEY “The Place to Be!”

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of Langley that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor, six Councillors, and two School Trustees, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

Council agrees to look into roadkill report NATASHA JONES

into a report which notes that there appears to be no policy requiring a development blend into the natural ecological features that it is replacing. In her presentation, Tallman noted that the B.C. Wildlife Act prohibits tree cutting during nesting season if there are nestlings or fledglings. “But is this always adhered to?” she asked. On Oct. 17, after a majority of council backed Councillor Kim Richter’s motion that staff study the research, Tallman pointed out that the issue of road kill is not limited to spring and summer. And she warned that one day, instead of an animal killed as it crossed the road “it could be a person.” Roadkill is the result of urban development and its related activities without due attention to wildlife habitat loss, Tallman charged.

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GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to quali¿ed electors of the City of Langley on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at Nicomekl Elementary School, 20050 53 Avenue, Langley, B.C. Elector Registration (list of electors used) If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following quali¿cations: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the City of Langley for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • not otherwise disquali¿ed by law from voting. Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identi¿cation (at least one with a signature). Picture identi¿cation is not necessary. The identi¿cation must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identi¿cation (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. Advance Voting Opportunities Advance voting will be open at Timms Community Centre, 20355 Douglas Crescent, Langley, B.C. as follows: • Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Township council has agreed to study a report by Dr. Patricia Tallman that focuses on roadkill, methods to reduce the number of animals killed on the road, and recommends a protocol for developers. On Oct. 3, Tallman drew attention to the high number of animals being displaced as bulldozers drive them from their habitat in Willoughby. She said that squirrels, mice, birds, rabbits, opossums and other animals are being killed as they cross roads to find new homes. She wants council to initiate a public awareness policy, including signs, designate additional wildlife habitat corridors and other areas, and create a protocol for construction excavation and foundation work. Tallman’s research was compiled

MLA looks to YouTube to engage constituents Langley MLA and B.C.’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Mary Polak launched her first YouTube video, seeking to continue to engage with Langley residents. Residents are encouraged to connect with Polak via Twitter, Facebook. Polak has told Langley residents that her YouTube Channel ( is just one more way to connect. She added that government needs to be working with citizens to achieve the bold vision for a stronger B.C. Connect with Polak at user/MaryPolakTV?feature=mhee.

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City parking pilot delayed Thursday Times went to press, that public response to plans for the reconfiguration of parking along the road between 204 and 206 Streets has led the municipality to defer the project until 2012. – staff writer

The City has decided not to go ahead with a pilot project that would see back-in angle parking along Douglas Crescent, until it gets a little more feedback. City engineer Gary Vlieg said on Wednesday afternoon, after the

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Ward calls for inquiry Green ‘should explain his actions under oath’ only he or Mayor Green had Langley Township Counthe materials with which to cillor Grant Ward said that create the anonymous letter, the release of the Lidstone is outrageous and disheartReport highlights the need ening (unless you believe for public awareness of the Mayor Green’s rationale that activities of their elected there was a break-in, effecofficials. tively so someone could take “It was with great dismay a document from his office that I saw Mayor Green’s so that it could be provided response to the release of back to him again).” the Lidstone Report as nothWard announced that he ing new, perhaps implying Grant would call for a committhat it’s just his way of doing Ward tee of inquiry in a notice of business,”Ward said in a writmotion at Monday’s council ten statement. meeting.The motion will be debated “As a retired RCMP member of 22 at the Nov. 7 council meeting. years of service, the approach and He wants the committee to “invesattitude is shocking and something tigate and review the situation and to not appropriate for an elected offisubpoena and interview under oath cial,”Ward said. “Perhaps the most shocking ele- Mayor Green, his associate and busiments of the Lidstone Report is not ness supporter, and the parties that what we now know, but what we initially raised the issue.” Another candidate for council, don’t know. It looks like the letter was merely political shenanigans by a Rebecca Darnell, is urging the mayor mayor and his compatriot to attempt to “come clean.” Noting that the Lidstone Report to embarrass and discredit our local MLA and several private business folk.” stated that Green misled his councilWard said that the “shocking revela- lors and legal counsel, Darnell said that “the accusations are flying.” tion that a close associate and camShe supports an inquiry so that paign contributor obtained the inforthe mayor and his legal counsel can mation contained in the anonymous letter for Mayor Green, and then that explain their actions under oath.

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Hoffman, who moved to Vancouver a few years ago, is on a mission to send the Langley All-Stars, the Canadian national champions, to play the Ugandan team in Africa this January. Langley was a natural fit as it is the team Uganda was scheduled to face in the opening game in Williamsport. Originally, Hoffman, who has contacts in Africa, contacted the Ugandan coach about coming to Langley to play the Canadian champions. The coach preferred to host their Canadian counterparts so they could showcase Ugandan baseball. She contacted Right To Play, a notfor-profit organization. “She said something which really struck a chord with me, which was she didn’t want just an exchange but she wanted to leave a legacy behind,” said Robert Witchel, Right To Play’s national director, Canada. “I thought the story was a compelling one.” A total of $155,000 is needed, with $75,000 due by Dec. 31. Hoffman has put down a $3,500

deposit for airfare, with the balance due Dec. 5. She has already received some in-kind donations, including hotel rooms and equipment. The money raised will go towards sending the coaches, players and one parent each to Uganda. The rest of the money will go toward legacy projects, such as education opportunities through scholarship programs for Ugandan players, funding for travel to participate in international tournaments and/or funding to build a baseball diamond closer to where the players live. Former Major League Baseball player Gregg Zaun, who is working on Sportsnet’s World Series broadcast, is an athlete ambassador for Right To Play. He aired a story on the initiative on Sunday during Game 4 of the Series. He also pledged $5,000 and Sportsnet has pledged another $10,000. For more information, go to www. and click on the Canada-Uganda Challenge: Let Them Play!

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Just two weeks until the World arrives in Langley The World Junior A Challenge hockey tournament is coming to Langley in just two weeks (November 7 – 13) as Team Canada West and Team Canada East take on the world in the quest for gold. It has been three years since a Canadian team last won meaning there is a lot at stake as the tournament moves to the /RZHU0DLQODQGIRUWKH¿UVWWLPH in its six year existence. Fans will have the opportunity to see the Canadian teams take on long time rivals from Russia and the US (three time defending champions) as well as foes from Sweden and the Czech Republic. This event has produced over 100 NHL draft picks in its brief history LQFOXGLQJ¿UVWURXQGVHOHFWLRQV highlighted by local products Derek Grant (4th Round, Ottawa

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A group of Langley Township council candidates are organizing a “meet and greet” event, so that potential voters can meet as many candidates as possible. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Langley Events Centre, from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidate Sonya Paterson and several others came up with the idea. Her initial concern was that candidates would not be able to make opening remarks at a candidates meeting being organized by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. That has now been changed, and candidates will get one minute to introduce themselves and give background. At the chamber meeting, they will be asked to vote on a hypothetical question before council, and each candidate will get at least two one-minute opportunities to explain their positions. Four candidates will be able to respond after each “vote.”The chamber meeting takes place at the Events Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A similar format is planned for a meeting of City candidates the previous Wednesday (Nov 2). That meeting is at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and runs from 7 to 9 p.m. “After reading the e-mail from the chamber of commerce regarding its all-candidates meeting, I was left with some reservations regarding the format,” said Paterson. “There was little opportunity for the numerous new candidates who have committed to running to give the audience an idea of who they are and why they are running. “The concern is directly related to the challenge of motivating citizens to vote. I believe we should try to do all we can to help our citizens become familiar with the candidates,” she said. At the Nov. 16 event, there will be an introduction speech by each participating candidate, followed by an informal meet and greet. The cost of booking the room is being divided by those who agree to participate. There are 27 candidates running for the eight councillor positions in Langley Township.

Labour Council backs six New Westminster and District Labour Council has endorsed six Langley candidates in the upcoming municipal election. The labour council is an organization of trade unions based in the area from Burnaby to Aldergrove. The council has endorsed five candidates for the Langley Board of Education — Megan Dykeman, Wendy Johnson and Cecelia Reekie in the Township, and Candy Ashdown and Robert McFarlane in the City. It is also endorsing Paul Albrecht for one of the six seats on Langley City council. Albrecht is the president of local 402 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents Langley Township workers. The council did not endorse Murray Jones, who is running for Township council. He is president of the CUPE local representing City of Abbotsford workers.


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Rail corridor overpass program explained FRANK BUCHOLTZ Times Reporter

The five rail overpasses to be built in or near Langley as part of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor program are all about making it “a more connected community.” That’s the word from engineer Robin Johnston, who is overseeing the program for the 12 partners, which include the federal, provincial and municipal governments, along with TransLink, Port Metro Vancouver and four railways. The three projects in Langley are the “combo” project, the Mufford overpass and a 232 Street overpass, north of Highway 1. The combo project will connect 192 Street south of the tracks to 196 Street near Willowbrook Shopping Centre. Three overpasses and several new roads will be built, with the overpasses crossing the tracks at 192 Street, 54 Avenue and 196 Street. The

196 Street overpass will cross the tracks and Highway 10, and connect on the north near 60 Avenue and 196 Street. Work on it is expected to begin next year. The Mufford overpass has been controversial since details of it were first revealed during the 2008 municipal election campaign. A large contingent of Langley residents, particularly farmers in the Milner area, said it would put far too much urban traffic on rural roads, and alienate too much farmland. In 2010, the Agricultural Land Commission ruled that the project could not proceed, due to concerns about its effect on the Agricultural Land Reserve. After the ruling, the province took over management of the project. The design has changed, and it now alienates less farmland and provides a connection to Glover Road, so that drivers can get on and off the overpass there. The project is at an early stage and may not be completed by the time the program

is set to expire in March, 2014. Johnston does not anticipate that being a problem for the funding partners. The 232 Street overpass is being built primarily so the Rawlison rail siding can be extended west to cross 232 Street and accommodate trains up to 12,000 feet in length. Delivery of the project will be managed by Canadian Pacific Railway. Details will be announced shortly, Johnston said. “The rail corridor is critical to the economy of the province, region and municipalities. It is good for business and good for the economy,” he told the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. Johnston said that there are currently about 18 trains a day using the corridor, which connects the Roberts Bank port to the Canadian rail network. That number could eventually climb to 38 trains a day, with many as long as 12,000 feet. “We’re talking about long trains and more

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ill the public get a chance to probe candidates for office in the two Langleys this fall? At this point, it isn’t clear that there will be any traditional all-candidates meetings for Langley Board of Education, Langley City council and Langley Township council candidates. Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce is hosting two events, one for City candidates on Nov. 2 and another for Township candidates on Nov. 9. There will be a brief opportunity for candidates to introduce themselves, and give brief remarks about their ackgrounds and platforms. They will then be asked to vote on a series of questions, much as they would if elected. Then four of them will give one-minute explanations after each vote, stating why they voted the way they did. It is a novel format and will likely help the meeting to move along quickly — but it is unclear how much substance will result. Candidates are only guaranteed that they will be able to give two oneminute explanations for their votes. Two minutes out of two hours isn’t much of an opportunity to assess the merits of the candidates. The candidates for mayor in both the City and Township will speak at the chamber’s Nov. 15 dinner meeting, and that may well be the only chance they will have to face off. There are three mayoral candidates in the Township and two in the city. No other meetings have been formalized thus far, although some people are looking into other possibilities. The Times is unaware of any meetings for candidates for the Board of Education thus far. There will be a “meet and greet” on Nov. 16 for Township council candidates, and they will be able to introduce themselves, but there will be no formal questioning of candidates in public. The Times is posting two-minute videos from candidates on its website, and this gives potential voters an opportunity to find out more about them and their platforms. The majority of candidates have either already taken part or pledged to do so. As of Monday afternoon, 29 candidate videos had been posted at www. These videos will be posted on our website until Nov. 18, the day before election day. We will also be publish answers from candidates to questions we pose, in our Nov. 1 and 8 editions.


Many important Township issues Tax rates, water and planning need attention


uch has been said, written, past three years.Taxes should not go tweeted and otherwise up more than two per cent annually communicated about the for the next three years. From actions of Township Mayor Rick 2 - Water service to rural areas the Editor Green in October, 2009, following of Langley. One of the greatest chalrelease of a version (minus almost FRANKBUCHOLTZ lenges for Township firefighters is the all individual names) of the Lidwater supply in rural areas. Simply stone Report by Township council last week. put, there isn’t any they can get at easily. Thus As The Times’ Oct. 20 editorial suggested, it when they get a call for a home or barn fire, they is worthwhile for interested citizens to read the must have a stream of tankers coming to the scene. report for themselves and draw their own conGiven this problem, the declining Hopington clusions. It isn’t easy to so do, given the missing Aquifer, and the expense that rural property names. owners incur to keep their wells operating, it’s While the report does emphasize the vital high time council began work on a long-term plan to supply water to the entire Township. importance of leadership and the deep divisions on council over the past three years, I hope that 3 - Brookswood/Fernridge development. the entire Township election does not revolve This area of the Township will urbanize evenaround it.There are many important issues that tually, yet the planning department appears to Township voters need to consider, as they prepare have neither the staff nor the time to come to cast their ballots. I sincerely hope many more do up with a vision for the area. It is an issue few so than the usual 18 to 20 per cent who turn up. council candidates seem willing to address as Here are a few issues that I believe need conwell (Brookswood resident Wayne Crossen is sideration. an exception). This issue needs attention, not 1 - Tax rates. Township council has, for much just from a land development point of view, of the last decade, boosted taxes by three to five but also from a long-term and sustainability per cent annually. This has been driven by wage perspective. increases to unionized employees and the deci4. The 200 Street corridor — This is the sion to implement a full-time fire department, heart of the urban portion of Langley Township. albeit in just four halls thus far. Yet it has been dealt with on a piecemeal basis There are no immediate plans to expand the for years. The Township needs to work with the full-time fire service, but bargaining with union City and come up with a cohesive plan for the employees will be undertaken soon — and any entire corridor, from the Fraser River to the borwage increases will end up as tax increases. der. The plan should include details about transit, In my opinion, unionized employees in the urban densities (maybe even highrises), commerTownship need to accept a wage freeze, given that cial nodes and have at least a 50-year outlook. they have had steady increases while most private There are many other issues as well. I urge sector employees and people on fixed incomes citizens to talk to candidates about those they have seen almost no extra income for most of the see as important. www. l a n g l e y t i m e s . com Contact us Main line ........................................... 604-533-4157 Classifieds.......................................... 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

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exting and driving can be deadly. Ditto for talking and driving. And even though it’s now against the law, many B.C. motorists still haven’t got the message about distracted driving. Need proof? A recent ICBC-commissioned survey found that half of respondents witnessed other drivers texting and talking on hand-held devices “several times a day.” But it seems nobody really wants to admit it. Only 16 per cent of those same respondents answered yes to using a hand-held while driving over the past year. And those who do get caught redhanded usually have a good excuse. During a September traffic blitz aimed at distracted drivers in B.C., police handed out more than 3,500 tickets and heard plenty of excuses. Recently ICBC distributed a list of the top 10 excuses drivers offered up, which ranged from ludicrous (“But it was an emergency call to my wedding planner!”) to plainly defiant (“This is a bogus law.”) But as any traffic cop will tell you, a distracted driver is a dangerous driver. And as smartphones become more ubiquitous and more textweened teens get behind the wheel, the streets will become even more dangerous. So what will it take to get drivers to put down their cells? Likely, it will take more educational campaigns and incrementally stiffer fines, just as it did with the battle against drinking and driving, to get drivers to rethink their driving habits. Here’s a sobering stat that could be used to kick off the next awareness initiative aimed at texting and taking drivers: Every year, distracted driving results in more than 117 deaths and 1,400 serious injuries in this province. See, there really is no excuse for driving distracted. —Campbell River Mirror 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

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Green must stop misleading public Editor: I read Rick Green’s response to the release of the Lidstone Report. He claims it’s nothing new. He feels that his quiet apology a while back for misleading numerous people on numerous occasions was enough. It would be, if he had in fact stopped misleading people. Recently, he publicly stated to the media that he had been exon-

erated in this matter. What the special prosecutor actually said was: “there is no substantial likelihood of conviction.” It seems to me that the special prosecutor wanted an airtight case before he laid charges against a sitting mayor who was running for re-election. That would be prudent. He certainly did not proclaim Green’s

innocence. Green himself obviously knew that he wasn’t innocent, because he has apologized for misleading people on this potentially serious matter involving the reputations of local citizens. When Green stated that he had been exonerated, he was misrepresenting material facts in a deliberate attempt to mislead voters. When will he stop?

Don’t forget TransLink tax boosts Editor: With municipal elections just around the corner, I would like to remind my fellow Langley City residents about a great disservice to us. Our mayor, Peter Fassbender, recently voted without consult-

ing us to increase both property taxes and gas taxes for TransLink funding. That kind of contempt for residents should be a good reason to turf this guy out of office come November.

We deserve a mayor who will listen to and act in the best interests of residents, whom he is supposed to represent. Adam Wittmeier, Langley City

Barber’s chair an unusual locale for texting Editor: Well, I thought I had seen it all, but there he was, a textaholic, texting

away like crazy — while getting his hair cut in the barber’s chair.

How ignorant can you get! J. Beauman, Langley

Cole Armour’s talent keeps viewers captivated Editor: I saw Cole Armour’s recent appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, from a link provided by The Times.

I enjoyed his terrific energy and enthusiasm. Cole keeps you captivated from the first note. Do yourselves a favour and

see this talented young man next time he performs. Glen Tomblin, Langley

Don’t vote for any incumbents in Township Editor: To all Township residents who have tired of the nonsense in council, the answer

is simple. On Nov. 19, don’t vote for any incumbents.

Problem solved. Michael Belway, Langley

Green cannot and should not pretend to be a victim here. He is the one responsible for this whole sordid affair. If he wants to make amends, how about apologizing to the four innocent women from Brownshak? Steve Hocaluk, Langley

Politicians out of touch Editor: Why is it, when many good people start out with noble intentions, when they get into politics they quickly lose touch with everyday people and the real world? Is it financial, status, power, or all of the above? Perhaps it’s the crowd they now travel with, as it seems epidemic. I want to applaud MLA Randy Hawes, who has somehow managed to correctly assess the potential repercussions of discontinuing community services. We have seen the soft-spoken representatives who express some of their limited concerns, but offer no genuine solutions. Somehow, I get the impression that it is nothing more than mealy-mouthed hypocrisy. How frustrating it must be for parents and families, to see their loved ones shipped to inferior facilities. We haven’t yet heard of the homes where sexually deviant peo-

ple are cared for.There is a need for these types of homes.The residents may appear quite normal, but when triggered, can become instantly violent. I am aware of a situation when one resident took a kitchen knife and attempted to murder a staff member. To integrate these people with harmless, handicapped people would be contemptible. The home I refer to is scheduled to close at the end of November. The fault lies at the feet of politicians, who have wasted taxpayer money on luxurious living, extravagant salaries and numerous unnecessary projects to buy votes or pad someone’s pocket. Shame on you who heartlessly indulge yourselves, at the expense of innocent, unwell people. It is time that decent, hardworkimg people take up the cause and put an end to this travesty. D. McBain, Langley

Lidstone Report exposes true character of Mayor Rick Green Editor: The release of the Lidstone Report ends a sad and disturbing saga in Langley Township history. Mayor Rick Green, in his subsequent press release, has admitted that he misled his council and three independent lawyers several times and asserts that that is nothing new. This is in fact an admission of his guilt. Mayor Green asserts that a mayor being censured is nothing new. Mayor Green asserts that providing false information about members of the public and blaming others is nothing new. Sadly, that is nothing new for Mayor Green. The Lidstone Report exposes his character. Green says that misleading people, blaming others, and making up excuses is nothing new. With this track record, what is left? Can there be more? Yes, sadly there is. The

What is left to determine is who wrote the anonymous letter. As is evident in the Lidstone Report and in documents recently released by the Brownshak company officials, only two parties had the materials necessary to write the anonymous letter, unless you believe the mayor suffered from a Watergate-style break-in. One party is Calvin Patterson, the only person who asked for and obtained corporate records necessary to write the anonymous letter. The other is Green himself. Why Mayor Green asked Patterson to obtain the records is not known, however only Patterson (financial contributor and campaign supporter of Green) obtained the official records that were part of the anonymous letter. When confronted with the fact that only Green or Patterson could have written the

anonymous letter, Green responded that the explanation was someone broke into his office, took this document, that document alone, photocopied it, returned it to its original place, then went and wrote an anonymous letter that they could place in Green’s personal rural mailbox. In summary, someone took a document from Green so that they could give it back to him. Does that make sense? Come clean, Mayor Green. Now, after many months of wrangling and attempts to block release of the Lidstone Report, council has released it for the public to see. When legal counsel suggested a committee of inquiry, Green refused. Why? Why not testify under oath? It is now up to the public to determine if any elected official who misleads other elected officials, not one, not two, but three

lawyers, and tries to suppress the release of documents bought and paid for by the public, is nothing new. Unfortunately it did cost money to get to the bottom of things, but the only reason it cost money was because Green did not come forth and state what actually took place or what happened.The mayor could have done his due diligence in the three months he had access to the material, and researched council policy on receiving anonymous letters, or made inquiries to find out that in fact this incident had been dealt with and was resolved some 10 years earlier. So who wrote the anonymous letter? Why attempt to prevent release of the Lidstone Report? If Green had done his homework, this issue would not have surfaced at all. Why not agree to a public inquiry? Councillor Charlie Fox

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As she seeks the support of the electorate for a fifth consecutive term, Kim Richter says that there are many reasons to celebrate “as the Township is a jewel in the Lower Mainland. Our strength is in our communities and our communities need strong independent voices on council to hear and respond to their concerns.” Richter was delayed in publicly announcing her platfiorm due to the sudden death of her mother. She has been in Ontario for the past week, dealing with urgent family issues. Since she was first elected in 1999, “I have been a strong and independent voice for all the residents of Langley Township. I am proud of my record in speaking up for Township residents and in carrying your ideas and your concerns forward to Township council and administration.” Richter, who is married and has three children, has lived in Langley for 25 years.

She is a professor of business management at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has served on Kwantlen’s board as an elected faculty representative for 10 years. In addition to her responsibilities on several Metro Vancouver and Township committees, Richter serves on Kwantlen’s board governance, student experience and finance committees, As a Township councillor, she has spearheaded many initiatives including a 20-year Water Management Plan, a “Good Neighbour” bylaw pilot program, and the Township’s Youth Advisory Committee. “I very strongly believe in the right of all people in this community to get involved and to shape the direction of our future in Langley,” said Richter, who is running again as an independent. “I also believe strongly in honesty, integrity, volunteerism and commitment as these

are the values that make Langley strong.” If re-elected, Richter’s priorities will be: * Lower and more reasonable taxes: Zero-based budgeting combined with extensive program review. If it’s working, keep it. If Kim Richter it’s broken, fix it. If it’s no longer useful, get rid of it and re-allocate those funds to priority areas; * Job creation — more and better paying jobs closer to home, especially for our youth; * Safer streets and neighbourhoods for all, especially for children and seniors; * Healthy communities with accessible and affordable recreational programs and facilities, including additional recreational facilities and services in Aldergrove, especially for children and youth;

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and read a Public Statement from Vote Langley Now candidates to the Voters of the Township of Langley. “A LAST, DESPERATE GASP FROM THE OLD GUARD” Three years ago, in November 2008, residents of the Township of Langley surprised pundits and political watchers across British Columbia by defeating the incumbent mayor and electing a relative newcomer, Rick Green, to lead our municipality. Langley residents then clearly believed that it was time for a change, time for a new approach to our municipality’s governance, growth and future. They saw in Rick Green someone who understood that the status quo was stifling Langley, committing taxpayers to nonsustainable tax increases, debt, spending and not operating in the best interests of all residents. They also saw in Rick a successful businessman, a proud family man, a dedicated advocate for Langley’s future, and a tireless champion for ordinary, hardworking Langley residents who long have been ignored by the municipality’s elite. We all know by experience that the status quo seldom, if ever, willingly steps aside for change. And over the course of the last three years Langley residents have witnessed a concerted, seemingly never-ending campaign against Mayor Green as he attempted to institute the many changes endorsed by voters in November 2008. The latest salvo was fired on October 20, when a local newspaper published a sensational story that accused Mayor Green of specific misconduct. Simply, the story represents the last, desperate gasp of the ‘old guard’ who seek to maintain the status quo. We will not address all of the baseless accusations that appeared in that news item other than to point to one specific allegation in the story’s tenth paragraph, which asserted that Mayor Green “may have” committed a criminal offence. Missing from the story was any reference to a media statement issued just five weeks ago, on September 9, 2011, by the Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General. That statement unequivocally declared that Rick Green would not face any criminal charges for his conduct as mayor, nor because of any unfounded allegations from his political opponents. That decision, moreover, was made by an independent Special Prosecutor, David Crossin, who conducted a comprehensive and thorough review of evidence gathered by the RCMP and Crown counsel. “The decisions of the Special Prosecutors,” the statement concluded, “are final.” On November 19, Township of Langley residents will go to the polls and either vote in favor of the ‘old guard’ and a return to the discredited status quo, or they will endorse Mayor Rick Green and his promise of change. We, the undersigned, are proud to stand with Rick as he attempts to lead Langley to a better future. He has accomplished much over the last three years, despite on-going attacks from those who benefit from the status quo, and he has an optimistic, hopeful vision for our municipality. Together, we believe in Mayor Rick Green. We also believe that local voters made the right decision three years ago, in advocating for change and an end to the status quo. And we believe that on November 19, 2011, Township of Langley residents will once again make the right choice, re-electing Mayor Rick Green and electing to council Vote Langley Now candidates, all dedicated to the Township of Langley’s future. This is the last we will talk about this non-issue. “Now, let’s get on with discussing the real issues of the Township of Langley” Ben Penner

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Wallace seeks second term Rosemary Wallace is seeking of them have become and a second term on Langley City continue to become aware of council. the social issues and want to be She wants to make the City effective in creating ways for “a safe and sustainable place to the needed change for helping live.” the environment and people,” Wallace has volunteered for Wallace said. many years in a number of She is also a director of the organizations, with 14 years Langley Arts Council, and has involvement at St. Joe’s Back worked on the Art In Found Door Soup kitchen. Spaces program in This has helped her Langley. She plans to to better understand continue to work with and support the needs others in supporting of the less fortunate, the many artists within the Langleys, homeless and seniors. and will continue She has also been involved with Langley to work towards a much-needed arts and Christmas Bureau for cultural facility. seven years. As a councillor, She has volunteered Rosemary Wallace has served at local schools for Wallace on the Recreation, more than 20 years, with the arts, sports, Culture and Public Arts advisory committee, Local parent advisory committees Government Awareness Day, and community building within Community Grant Committee, schools. Youth Commission, Langley “I have come to realize the Walk Committee, The Magic of importance on connecting Christmas Parade and the Fraser with the community through engaging and involving students, Valley Regional Child and Youth Council. families, staff in the building of “My vision, commitment a strong sense of community and belonging. I believe that and passion for people, the environment and the support a great number of our youth programs in Langley City are have a good understanding and passion for seeing the vital in meeting the needs for the best quality of life for change that needs to happen our residents. As an elected within their communities. Many

official, I am committed to best environmental practices, social responsibilities, and to continue to support programs that meet the needs within the City.” “We know that many families and individuals are feeling the pressures from tax increases, housing issues, and the costs of living. As a councillor, I continue to advocate for housing issues, community programs and keeping the residents safe through good quality police programs. I’m committed and take pride in making Langley a safe healthy and viable place to live for those who have chosen to live here.” She supports the reconstruction of the Timms Community Centre. “In my next term as councillor, I look forward to participating in making the future of Langley City one that treasures its uniqueness in a developing the downtown core that will welcome visitors and residents in supporting the local businesses,” she said. Wallace is a mother of seven children, ranging in age from 18 to 31. She can be reached at 604- 540-3855 or by e-mail at rosemary_creative@hotmail. com.

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Parks and Environment Advisory Committee: Looking for individuals that will provide advice on the long range planning, programming, development and promotion of parks and environment strategies. Individuals will also participate in a leadership role to enhance the furtherance of parks and environmental stewardship activities, community spirit and pride during community events. The meetings are at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on the ¿rst Thursday of each month. Recreation, Culture and Public Arts Committee: Looking for individuals to advise on the long range planning, programming, development and promotion of community recreation, cultural and public arts activities and recreation facilities. Applicants should be willing to assume a leadership role, and participate in, the promotion and implementation of community events and initiatives that enhance the community. The meetings are at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Country Style Parade and Community Day Committee: Looking for individuals to help organize, and work behind the scenes of the Country Style Parade and Community Day Event, held June 16, 2012 (this committee will start meeting early in the New Year).

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Catfish Potesta is making his first run at elected office, and is seeking a position as councillor in the City of Langley. Potesta was born and raised in East Vancouver, and moved to Langley’s Brookswood area in 1988 to start a family. He became involved in the Neighbourhood Block Watch and Block Parent program. He has been a City resident since 2003. He has been president of his strata council at his complex, and has become familiar with City and strata bylaws. As president, he was responsible for implementing rules, a maintenance plan, fees and a long-term financial budget to accommodate and answer to all of the landowners. He has been employed in many aspects of the automotive industry for the past 30 years, and is currently director of continued, PAGE 15

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City ‘not broken’ City of Langley Public Safety Advisory Committee. He believes all citizens business development with Mopac deserve to live in a safe environment. Auto Supply in Langley, where he has “I will continue to support and worked since 1984. provide our law enforcement “I’m proud of my involvement with agencies with the proper manpower, the Friday Night Street Legal Drag crime reduction initiatives and tools Race Series at Mission Raceway, as to implement their strategies,” he said. well the B.C. High School Motorsport Potesta would like to give priority Program. Both serve to to developers who are promote safe racing on the willing to build affordable track, not the streets,” he housing in the City, and said. offer them reduced proHe has been involved in rated development fees. He organizing and assisting in believes there needs to be numerous fundraisers in more opportunity for firstLangley benefiting Variety time buyers, families with Children’s Charity, Children’s lower incomes and seniors Hospital and Valley to own their own homes. Therapeutic Equestrian He would also like to Association. help develop a plan to Catfish “Giving back to the assist local businesses with Potesta community is important to incentives to be price me, and I enjoy volunteering competitive and retain for activities such as Langley Chiefs/ local shoppers. He cites the highlyRivermen Junior A Hockey Club; successful Cruise-In in September Olympic Torch Relay 2010; Olympic as the perfect example on how to Hockey Games; Vancouver Giants showcase Langley, the Place to Be. Hockey Club, Cruise-In activities and “Langley City is not broken, nor the upcoming World Junior Hockey does it need major repairs. We are all Challenge,” he said. in this together, having to maintain He has served two years on the and upgrade our infrastructure as City of Langley’s Police Advisory needed, and provide proper funding Committee, and is currently on the to build and operate it,” he said.


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• The Langley Times • Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Doctors, ďŹ tness professionals and nutritionists all have ideas on what men and women should and should not eat. Choosing the right foods can help save waistlines and lives. Although it is widely known that eating a healthy diet and exercising frequently are the key ways to maintain a

Enjoy food without gaining weight.

1: Use a smaller plate. This will trick the eye and brain into thinking you are eating a lot. A large plate seems empty with smaller portions, prompting many men and women to eat more than is necessary. Using a smaller dish

can give the impression of eating from an overflowing dish. 2: Make vegetables a priority, not an afterthought. Fill up on vegetables and make meat and other higher-calorie foods the afterthought, instead of vice-versa. In fact, two-thirds of your dish should be consumed by vegetables, with the remaining portion for a protein or starch. 3: Avoid family style meals. That means placing large serving dishes full of food directly on the table. It encourages going in for seconds when you really may not be hungry. It takes the brain at least 20 minutes to register feeling full. So serve yourself from the stove and wait to see if you’re still hungry before going

healthy weight, it’s easy to fall into bad habits. Some men and women ďŹ nd it difďŹ cult to avoid temptation and stay on track with diet. But balance and portion control are great ways to enjoy food without gaining weight. Here are some tips to live by.

back for more. 4: Switch to skim products. It is widely known that dairy products are an important component of healthy living. However, wholemilk varieties tend to be heavy on calories and saturated fat. Opt for skim milk whenever possible. Today, there are ultra-pasteurized varieties of skim milk that are creamy and filling. 5: Rely on seafood protein. Eating fish once or twice a week is an excellent way to cut calories and enjoy a food that is rich in essential fatty acids. 6: Experiment with herbs, not salt. A lot of sodium in a diet may not be good for blood pressure and it can lead to water retention. Instead, reach for herbs to add flavor to foods. Keep a fresh selection of parsley, chives, cilantro, basil, and other herbs at the ready and chances are you won’t even miss the salt. 7: Go sparingly on dressings and sauces. You can quickly turn a healthy salad into an unhealthy meal if you drizzle on too much creamy salad dressing. Studies show

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Vibration Platforms Health, Fitness, Weight Loss and more A WIDE RANGE OF PEOPLE ARE USING VIBRATION PLATFORMS TODAY Vibrating platforms are one of the hottest things in fitness today and over the past years, have taken the fitness industry by storm. First developed by Russian scientists in the 70’s for exercising astronauts, the vibration machines are still recommended today for their initial purpose nearly 40 years ago; preventing bone loss. In a zero-gravity environment or in your basement, vibration training has consistently proven its efficacy in slowing osteoporosis and has even been shown to increase bone mass in certain studies. Can it do more? The vibration trainer or “Whole body vibration”, has claimed to cure everything under the sun; arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, muscle & join pain, cellulite and even weight loss. But can these all be cured in 10 minutes a day? There is an abundance of research that supports these claims but you will also find results from other research proving otherwise. How you can tell if these machines aren’t just a “gimmick”? Well, vibration training has been able to withstand the test of time. The technology seems relatively new to Canada but vibration training has been well established in Europe for many years. When they first came to North America, the cheapest models were no less than $2,000. Now you can buy them for as low as $200, all the way up to $20,000. With so many models and prices, make sure you research the company before forking over your cash. Check their parts warranty, service warranty and don’t be afraid to ask about renting the machine. Like any piece of fitness equipment, everybody has their favorite machine and it’s best to try before you are stuck with something you’re not going to like. Before you consider committing to any exercise routine, consult first with your doctor. If you still require additional information on vibration

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Wash your hands Germs often spread through our hands, as hands come into daily contact with germs whenever we touch doorknobs, sneeze or cough into our hands. While it might seem simple, washing hands thoroughly is a highly effective means to stopping the spread of germs. It also helps to sneeze or cough into a tissue or handkerchief, or immediately wash hands after sneezing or coughing. In addition, wash hands whenever you arrive at home, school or the office. This can help remove any germs that might have attached themselves to your hands while you were out and about.

Stay Hydrated Drinking water is highly beneficial at all times of the year, but even more so during cold and flu season. Water flushes your system, including the poisons that might enter the body during cold and flu season. Each individual is different, but doctors often recommend drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day to maintain or achieve optimal health.

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Ellen DeGeneres loves to introduce new talent to the world. It’s kind of her thing. But when the popular U.S. talk show host welcomed her musical guest to the stage on Tuesday, Oct. 18, she wasn’t telling Langley residents anything they didn’t already know — Cole Armour is a talented young singer. Ellen’s studio audience, however, was in for a bit of a surprise. Shortly after the 12-year-old launched into the 1975 Eric Carmen classic All By Myself, he hit and held a big note. As the crowd burst into a spontaneous round of applause, a wide grin spread across the young performer’s face. Over the past few years, that face has become a familiar one on the local scene, with Cole performing regularly all across southern B.C. Among the highlights of his budding career — opening for country-soul artist

Johnny Reid in Duncan and playing the famous Merritt Mountain Music Festival. But that was before last Tuesday. So, where does appearing on Ellen rate? “It’s huge. It’s the top of the mountain,” said the Grade 8 LFAS student over the phone from his Langley home. When he learned he’d be a guest on the talk show the information was a bit hard to process at first — “kind of like a jammed printer,” — Cole explained. But by the time he stepped onto the stage in the Burbank, Calif. studio, he insists, he was completely relaxed. He spent a couple of minutes discussing his love of singing and passion for animals with Ellen before performing for the live studio audience and an estimated television viewing audience of 2.7 million. Producers chose the song from an assortment they’d heard him sing on his audition tape, said Cole. “It was a song they really liked. I sang it a couple of years ago.” During their brief chat, Cole told Ellen

that in order to sing from the heart, “you have to be someone who has big, big feelings.” Those emotions don’t necessarily have to stem from romantic love, the 12-year-old said later. “They could be really about anything (a person loves),” he said, even a pet dog. The version of All By Myself that Cole sang for Ellen was an arrangement done by Celine Dion. “I really admire her (Dion) a lot . . . she can be powerful or soft. “She can do anything,” said Cole, who also counts Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga among the artists who inspire him. As for the songs he prefers to sing, Cole is drawn to any song about personal empowerment, whether it’s pop or country, R&B or opera (all genres which he’s comfortable performing). What matters is that the audience likes it. “I was very happy (with the audience reaction on Ellen),” said Cole. “When they’re enjoying it, it’s the greatest

feeling in the world.” If Cole was calm from the outset of his television appearance, it took a few notes for the butterflies to settle in Ron and Lori Armour’s stomachs as they sat in the audience. When your 12-year-old son is performing in front of millions of people, “You really want him to sing on key,” laughed Ron. “Obviously, you want him to be at his best.” Cole’s big break came a couple of months ago, when producers from the talk show responded to a video the family had submitted. Lori had long been insisting that Ron send a video to her favourite daytime host. Late one night about four months ago, after another push from his wife, Ron went downstairs, fired up iMovie, cobbled together a montage of Cole’s various appearances and emailed it to the show. Then he shut off the computer, went to bed and promptly forgot about it. continued, PAGE 24

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Two month’s later, as the couple sat on their porch enjoying a drink and a bit of quiet at the end of the day, their older son Chase, 15, wandered out and said casually,“Oh, by the way, someone from Ellen called.” “He was just so nonchalant about it,” Lori chuckled. Since Cole’s appearance on the US talk show, ET Canada has come calling, along with a number of other American programs, which the Armours declined to name while details are being hammered out. He’ll film his ET segment at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver and it will air today (Tuesday, Oct. 25). It’s a far cry from the local festivals and contests where Cole began performing publicly, just a few years ago. His talent for song quickly became evident when he was nine years old, singing on the family’s karaoke machine. And he wouldn’t choose the easy songs, laughed his mom. “He’d pick the Celine Dion.” Cole continues to push himself, they say, adding that as parents, their role is to support and encourage him and to help him make the connections he needs — not to pressure him. “Cole’s driving this. I’m there to fix his hair and make sure he’s got the right clothes on,” said Lori. “We don’t push it – it’s his choice,” said Ron, who has been in the music industry himself for a number of years. “He’s taking us on an incredible journey,” said Lori. “He told us he wants to be the biggest star in the world.

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Night of music and mystery at LCMS Langley Community Music School’s annual faculty benefit concert takes place Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the concert, titled “Oh Sera Misterioso” (Oh Mysterious Evening), will help maintain a high standard of music education through the purchase of instruments, program support, and the maintenance of a comfortable learning environment for students. “We are very fortunate to have so many performing artists on faculty that are willing to gener-

ously donate their performances to benefit the students,” says Susan Magnusson, LCMS’ principal. “The theme “Oh Sera Misterioso”, or oh mysterious evening, should hint at the inspiration behind this year’s event.” The evening promises to be an eclectic mix of performances and performers, including the Bergmann Piano Duo; renowned cellists Joel Stobbe and Ian Hampton; violinists Yuri Zaidenberg and Luiza Nelepcu; pianists Bernard Duerkson, Carl Mont-

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of her days without anything notable looming on the horizon. But an accidental encounter in the cocktail lounge of a posh hotel changes all that, when she meets a man who sweeps her off her feet and then disappears, leaving her with much more than just a fond memory. The sibling rivalry of her children, plus her own rivalry with her flamboyant sister, Verna, add to the complexity, and to the resolution of her plight. Langley’s Kate Bergen, Diane Gendron, Philip Hale and Andy Wood will share the stage with White Rock’s Robyn Bradley, Emily Wilson from Coquitlam, and Surrey’s Michael Ringland. Director Ainsworth has a long history of British theatre in her veins – acting in her first pantomime at six years old. She started her Canadian theatrical career 30 years ago in Fort St. John, with Stage

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Seated in front are Kate Bergen and Andy Wood and standing at back are Emily Wilson and Michael Ringland. The four actors are performing in SLT’s production of At First Sight which opens on Oct. 27. North. Since arriving in Langley she has been involved with productions at both Bard in the Valley and Surrey Little Theatre. “I love the creative process in theatre, whether designing, directing or acting,” she said. At First Sight runs from Oct. 27 to Nov. 26, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays (Nov. 6 and 13) at 2 p.m.

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Murrayville Performers are busily preparing for the 2011-12 season. Plans are in the works for two and possibly three one-act play weekends, tentatively planned for February. The directors are looking at several one-act plays as well as a new one-act by Langley playwright Ron May. The one-act play weekends will help the MVPs and Centre Stage Players from the Langley Seniors Centre to choose

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returned to you DON’T CONSOLE YOUR ANXIOUS PET While it is natural to want to comfort your pet, it is better to use a bright, cheerful voice to send a message that things are fine. Avoid saying things like, “it’s OK” or “don’t be scared” in a soft or sympathetic voice. This only reinforces your pet’s fearful behaviour. CANDY IS FOR PEOPLE Candy can lead to health problems such as diabetes or obesity, and chocolate is especially dangerous because it contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and cats. Keep treats well away from your pets. Leave home without them

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Spencer Schmidt has been a nice addition to the Trinity Western Spartans soccer team. The striker leads the team with seve goals, which is also tied for top spot in the Canada West conference.

When you are six feet and 200 pounds, it is hard to be in someone’s shadows, but that could easily be the case for Spencer Schmidt. The standout striker for the Trinity Western Spartans men’s soccer team, Schmidt is accomplished on the pitch. The only problem is, when compared to the exploits of his younger sister, Sophie Schmidt, she casts a large shadow to follow. The 23-year-old Sophie Schmidt has represented Canada 68 times and plays professionally in the U.S.-based Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league. She is currently in Mexico playing for Canada at the Pan Am Games. But while there could be some sibling jealousy between the two, the elder Schmidt sees it a different way. “I know I taught her everything she knows anyways,” he said with a laugh. The siblings, as well as another younger brother, grew up around the game in Paraguay. And when the family moved to Canada — Schmidt was eight or nine — the passion for the sport remained. Soon after, he joined the rep

program with the Abbotsford Soccer Association. Initially, Schmidt was a goaltender, but with the team missing a striker one game, he took up a coach’s offer to give the position a try and struck for a couple of goals. And he hasn’t looked back, advancing to the Metro level and then earning a university scholarship. Schmidt leads the Spartans with seven goals, which is tied for tops in the Canada West conference as Trinity Western fights for one of the four playoff spots. He scored twice (see below) as the Spartans won once and lost once over the weekend. “He brings goals, and a cannon of a shot,” said coach Pat Rohla. “And an ability to raise the team’s level of play, the people around him.” After high school, he attended the University of Washington on a soccer scholarship, but then transferred to the University of the Fraser Valley, where he played the 2007 season with the Cascades, scoring eight goals in 15 games. This was followed by a twoyear hiatus from the game, at least at the university level. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do academically,” he said.

“I wanted to take a break and step back and figure out what I wanted to do.” He remained in the game, playing at the men’s level, and then decided he would study business. With two years of eligibility remaining, Schmidt figured he would take advantage and join the Spartans. He wasn’t sure what to expect. “It is always a little bit different when you come back after a couple of years,” he said, especially at such a competitive level like the Canada West conference. “You are older and you have had a couple of years to figure things out so you are a little bit more motivated, a little bit more focused and you know how to manage your time a little bit better.” It is also different coming back as a 25-year-old compared to players who may just be fresh out of high school. Another difference is while they go back to their dorm rooms or wherever they live, Schmidt goes home to his wife of 15 months, Emily. But the transition has been seamless. “He has fit right in,” said Rohla. “And he loves being around the team, being in the action. “He is a coach’s dream.”

Streaking Spartans clinch post-season spot Two more victories have cliched a postseason berth for the Trinity Western Spartans women’s soccer team. The Spartans defeated the visiting Saskatchewan Huskies 2-0 and the Alberta Pandas 3-1 to push their unbeaten streak to 11 games (100-1) as they also secured a spot in the Canada West final four championships next month. With two regular season games remaining, both on the road this weekend, the Spartans (10-1-1, 31 points) are in control for securing top spot — and the right to host — the Canada West final four championships. Trinity Western is ranked second in the country, while Alberta entered the game ranked sixth. Against Alberta on Saturday, the Pandas took





an early lead with a goal in the eighth minute. But Daniela Gerig squared things up in the 28th minute and then Sarah-Kim Bergeron scored twice in a six-minute span early in the second half to complete the scoring. “I thought it took us in 25 minutes to sort out who was picking up some of their midfielders but Alberta is a very good team,” said coach Graham Roxburgh. “But we persevered and the thing I’m most pleased with is that in games when we’ve gone down in the past, we maybe haven’t played the most intelligent. “In the last 10 minutes of the first half and the whole second half, I thought we were very intelligent and we made good decisions and that turned out to be the difference.”

In Friday’s match, which was also at Rogers Park,the Spartans received a pair of penalty kick goals from Melissa Mobilio and Natalie Boyd in the 21st and 26th minutes, respectively. The final score was flattering to the Huskies as the Spartans fired 29 shots at the Saskatchewan goal, including 19 that reached the goal, forcing keeper Marissa Wilford to make 17 saves. Kristen Funk was in goal for both games for the Spartans, making a total of five saves. ••••• A weekend split leaves the Trinity Western Spartans men’s soccer team clinging to the fourth and final playoff spot. The Spartans doubled up the Saskatchewan Huskies 4-2 on Friday but fell 3-1 to the Alber-

tan Golden Bears the next day. The results leave the Spartans at 6-4-2 and 20 points, just one ahead of fifth-place Calgary (6-5-1, 19 points) in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot in next month’s Canada West championships. Trinity Western faces the last-place Lethbridge Pronghorns (1-10-1, four points) on Saturday before they play in Calgary on the season’s final day. Against Alberta, the Spartans led 1-0 but the Golden Bears opened up the second half with three straight goals. Spencer Schmidt and Daniel Lowen had the Spartan scores. Schmidt also scored against Saskatchewan, as did Goran Vitic, Garrett Peters and Jason Wiens.

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Langley’s Brandon Anderson is on the move in the Western Hockey League. The goaltender, who signed a free agent contract with the Washington Capitals last year, has been acquired by the Brandon Wheat Kings The Wheat Kings picked up the 19-yearold from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for goalie Liam Liston and forward Spencer Galbraith. Since being picked up on Oct. 16,Anderson has not disappointed, going 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals against average and a .953 save percentage. In five games with the struggling Hurricanes, he was 2-3-0 with a 3.78 goals against and a .894 save percentage. The Langley Minor Hockey Association product has a career GAA of 3.67 and a .890 save percentage in his first two WHL seasons.

It was a stellar showing for Walnut Grove runners at the Langley district cross-country championship race held at Aldergrove Lake Park last week. The Gators won team titles for both boys and girls at all three levels — Grade 8, junior and senior — including top spot in three of the individual races. Walnut Grove’s Isabella Boccia, Langley Christian’s Kiana Decar and Brookswood’s Julia Marshall placed one-two-three in the Grade 8 girls race. The Grade 8 boys race saw the Gators’ Eric Chmelyk and Dawson Brown finish first and third, respectively, with Langley Christian’s Jesiah Orr finishing in between the pair. Walnut Grove’s Dallas Tilley and Taylor Gillis placed second and third in the junior girls race, just behind MEI’s Alicia Unruh. In the junior boys race, Langley Christian’s Nick Colyn, Brookswood’s Tyler de Jong and Walnut Grove’s Kieran Jenkins were the top three finishers. Gators runners swept all three top spots in the senior girls’ race, with Ashley Windsor, Meg Harradine and Andrea Robinson doing the honours. The senior boys’ race was won by Sardis’ Adrian Collins, while Walnut Grove’s Sean Burnett was second and Brookswood’s Adam Marshall was third. For complete results, visit www.langleytimes. com. The runners will compete at the Fraser Valley championships tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at Aldergrove Lake Park.

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Advertising Representative Cloverdale Reporter This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The Cloverdale Reporter is a division of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The position requires a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fastpaced team environment. Good interpersonal skills are a must and experience is an asset. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Please submit your resume with a cover letter by November 4th to: Jim Mihaly, Publisher #200-5450 152nd St., Surrey, B.C. V3S 5J9 or email to

Kitimat Modernization Project, Kitimat, BC Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa. For more information, please visit

Procurement Specialist Kitimat Modernization Project Ref. No.: KIT0001K The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing an interface strategy and process between the current Operations and the Project Team; establish new contracts for goods and services associated with the new operations; recommend inventory levels; and work on agreed plans and timeframes to ensure first metal is delivered on schedule. Specific role responsibilities include: -Develop and implement a Commercial strategy to support the achievement of the Kitimat Modernization Project’s business goals that is aligned with Rio Tinto’s overall commercial strategy. -Lead the supplier negotiations for major new contracts and manage the contracts in line with Project/Operations requirements. -Responsible for ensuring delivery of all goods/services required by the relevant subcontract(s), including time, quality and cost. -Advise new stock levels for materials and consumables to support production plans and adjust to meet requirements. -Manage the interface between new Operation/Maintenance departments regarding the recommended spare parts listing. -Work closely with the Regional Economic Development group to ensure alignment of strategy. -Coordinate and ensure resource expertise as required to meet delivery outcomes in all commercial areas. -Provide key supplier performance feedback. -Respect the procurement budget. To qualify for this position the candidate must have: -University degree in a relevant discipline or relevant experience -5 years of procurement experience in an industrial environment -Previous project experience would be desirable -Certified Professional Purchasing designation The rewards and benefits of working for Rio Tinto are market benchmarked and very competitive, including an attractive remuneration package, regular salary reviews, incentive programs, employee savings plan, competitive pension plan, a self education assistance policy, and comprehensive health & disability programs. To apply, please submit an online application (resume) directly at our website at Resumes must be received by Friday, 4 November, 2011. Rio Tinto Alcan would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

A36 Tuesday, 25, 2011October 25, 2011 36 • The LangleyOctober Times • Tuesday, EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 114

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING Class 1 Highway Drivers & Owner Operators Wanted

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We have a current opening on our team and are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated Fueller to join us at the Shell Aerocentre. This Permanent F/T position reports to the Shell Aerocentre Manager. If you love aviation, physical activity, customer services & the outdoors, this job is for you! Requirements: Class 3 & Class 1 Drivers License, Airbrake endorsement. Fax resumes to, 604-854-1285. Salary to commensurate w/exp. All short listed candidates will be contacted directly to arrange for an interview.

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LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Our firm has an immediate opening for an experienced LAA to join our litigation department. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ litigation experience, preferably in ICBC defence work. You must be proficient with MS Word and have excellent communication and organizational skills. The ability to work as part of a team is a key requirement for this position. Interested applicants may forward resumes to: RDM LAWYERS 33695 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C1 Attention: Carol Mitchell



As the Account Executive for the Fraser Valley you are responsible for the development and retention of new business and revenue growth for the region. You have previous experience with proven sales and relationship building skills. We offer base plus commission. Successful completion of a criminal record check and security clearances are required.

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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. The successful candidate will have at least 10 years welding experience and at least 5 years of CWB certification using metal-core wire for steel fabrication.

To apply submit resume by Email to or fax to 604-513-9905 LOOKING FOR A Powerful Career? Great wages? Year round work? Power Engineering program. GPRC Fairview Campus. On-campus boiler lab, affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class in only 1 year. 1-888-999-7882;

ROCK IS seeking a Qualified Safety Officer. Must be familiar with Work Safe and National Safety regulations; experience in drill/blast operations an asset. Conduct New Employee Safety Orientation, Safety Meetings and Accident/Incident reports. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills and First Aid certified. Wage based on experience. This position is field oriented, requires travelling to various job locations. Please forward resume to or fax to (250) 828-1948. WATERCRAFT IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882;

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To apply submit resume by Email to or fax to 604-513-9905

Please submit your resume and cover letter by November 2, 2011. Only candidates retained for an interview will be contacted. Fax: 604-583-3243





October 25, 2011 The LangleyTuesday, Times • Tuesday, October 25, 2011A37 • 37

Want to advance your career? Drillers Assistants (labour) Entry level positions Job entails: Lift 25-100lbs, repetitive manual labor, working outdoors, long hours, travel in BC, strong work ethic, team player, multitasking, self-motivated. Ability to take direction, valid BC drivers license, clean abstract, reliable transportation. Mechanically inclined an asset. Provide resume and drivers abstract to: or fax to 604-888-4206. No phone calls.

We are Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) the aluminum product group of Rio Tinto (RT) - a leading international mining group ( and the global leader in the aluminum industry. We supply high quality bauxite, alumina and aluminum worldwide and our AP smelting technology is the industry benchmark. To sustain this enviable market position, we count on the driving force of our 24,000 employees in 27 countries, all sharing our passion for excellence in product innovation, global practices and standards and cutting - edge technology. In particular, our commitment to excellence in managing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) responsibilities is the hallmark of our activities. Our ultimate goal is ZERO - zero injuries, zero occupational illnesses, and zero environmental harm. Located in the Kitimat region of British Columbia, the Kitimat, Kemano and Watershed operations are part of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America. Over the next four years, the Kitimat Smelter will convert from 1950’s reduction technology to the most advanced version of AP40 technology. The new smelter will produce up to 420,000 tonnes of aluminum annually, primarily supplying the Asian markets. Rio Tinto Alcan is seeking a qualified person to fill the role noted below: POWERLINE TECHNICIAN Ref no. KIT0001F This job entails all aspects of the trade with a focus on transmission line maintenance. The hourly wage rate for power line technician is $40.639/hour. To qualify for this position, the successful candidate must possess: -Interprovincial journeyman lineman trades qualification -Industrial experience (3+ years is preferred but consideration will be given to recent graduates of powerline technician certification programs). -Experience in utility distribution systems -A valid British Columbia drivers license Employees are represented by the Canadian Autoworkers Local 2301. We offer an attractive remuneration package and relocation assistance, a range of Rio Tinto benefits, as well as the sought after opportunity to develop and expand upon your knowledge and experience with a world leader in the industry. Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. To apply, please submit an online application (resume) directly at our website at or send your resume to the following address: Rio Tinto Alcan, Recruitment Coordinator, PO Box 1800, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H2. Resumes must be received by Friday, November 18, 2011. Rio Tinto Alcan would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.



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KENMORE Washer/Dryer, super capacity plus. $350/pair obo or will sell separate. 604-576-1051.



DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.



1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095




• Leftover from Hotel Order • 720 Coil 2.5’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Limited Quantity • 10 yr. warranty Your Price $490 Retail $1,299!

NO HST! Call: 604.807.5864

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331



MURRAYVILLE, 22035-46th Ave. Multiple household items for sale 10AM to 4PM Saturday Oct. 29/11


CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.



Restaurant Closed - Items for sale Glasses, Tables, Chairs, Murals, Cabinets, Soup Warmer, Etc. Call for more info 604-574-7633


HOUSES Langley - 205 & Grade Cres. Executive home on private .62 acre lot, 4 bdrms with full bsmt with rec and media room, 3,400 sq ft, many upgrades, 4 bthrms, 2 car garage, 3 f/p, n/s, pet negotiable with deposit. Lease req’d. Avail Nov 1, 2011. $2,500/Mos.



FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, lndry, prkg. BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. No Pets SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED

Villa Fontana & Stardust Michael - 604-533-7578

Rainbow & Majorca

New 16x52 mobile home in Langley adult park. $114,900. Pet OK. Call 604-830-1960 NEW SRI Mobile, Modular and manufactured homes on display in Abbotsford. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI single wide in family park and another space in adult park. from $81,900. Chuck 604-830-1960 REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES to be moved, 1974-2008. Chuck 604-830-1960.


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.




Apartments 20727 Fraser Highway Criminal record check may be req’d.

Ph: 604-533-4061 LANGLEY

CLAYMORE APTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Apts Avail $200 Move-In Bonus!! Close to shopping & schools. Seasonal Swimming pool, and tennis court. 3 Appliances (fridge, stove dishwasher), blinds hot water and parking included. Carpeted throughout. Some pets welcome.

5374 - 203rd St, Langley

Call 604-533-9780 LANGLEY, downtown, new grnd lvl corner unit. 1 bdrm + den, 650 sf, 4 SS appls + W/D, F/P, A/C, lam floors, granite counter tops, undg prk. Avail. now. N/P. NS. $1000/mth. Phone (604) 575-8588.

MAPLE MANOR APTS. 20117 - 56 Avenue 1 & 2 bdrm suites $735 to $850 includes heat, hot water, cable to channel 43. On site security

Call 604-534-0108

LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets

Linwood Place Apts




BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

.Now avail brand new bldg 1 bed, 2 bed, 1 bth 2 bed 2 bth

20051- 55 A Ave.

1st MONTH FREE Newly Renovated Units

Starting at $835. $675 to $835 includes Heat, Hot water, Cable to channel 43. On site security Ask for details

Call 604-530-6555 Must bring in this ad to receive 1st month free

HUGE OPPORTUNITY Any questions please call 604-592-6881, ask for Kirsten



Langley, 202 & 56 Ave. The Bentley - Bright & clean 1 bdrm, office & den on 2nd flr facing courtyard, 946 sq ft, 5 appl, 2 bthrms, gas f/p, 1 sec u/g pkg, locker, n/s, n/p, fresh paint & new carpets. Avail Now $900.00.



ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm T/H. 1.5 bths. Fncd yd. fam.complex. $1050 & up. Sm dog ok. 778- 551-2696. LANGLEY

Call Sandi, 604-534-3849 Visit us on the web at:


LANGLEY, 75/ 202A. Reno’d large 4 bdrm., kit, rec rm, l/r, small playroom, 1.5 bthrm. HUGE 5 acre property. Horses are a possibility but no facilities. Private setting. Avail immed. No smoking. No inside pets please. Lawn maint. will be required for front yard approx 1 acre. Call Ben for more information 778-994-4023 LANGLEY CITY, 55 Ave./200 St. 3/bdrm bsmt home. W/D, 2/bthrms. $1200/mo. Avail Nov 1. TJ @ Sutton Proact: 604-728-5460. LANGLEY lge., bright, clean 3 bdrm., 2.5 baths, office, 5 appl., big backyard, 2 car gar., N/P N/S. $1700 mo. Nov. 15. 604-266-1292 or 778-834-2274 SURREY Green Timber lge. 4 bdrm., 3 baths, lge. deck, fam. rm., liv. rm., din. rm. $1600 mo. N/S N/P. Avail. now. 604-575-2975 or 604-202-5678

OWN a 2 or 3 bedroom townhome w/$3300 down. Several UPDATED T/H in good areas w/fenced yds. laminate floors and 2 PETS OK. $1199/mo. + $250 mnt oac $42k comb’s income + 680 credit. Higher down pmt ($14,800 down), lower mtg ($866/mo), 600 credit to quality. QUICK DATES ok and several HOUSES also available. $976$1716/mo. $6350 - $24,250 down and $65k com’b income. Call Jodi Steeves, ReMax Treeland for details 604-833-5634. Port Kells. Near new executive style 3 bdrm 3 bath 3 lvl t/h in Tate complex. All appls. Desirable end unit next to green space. Only 5 mins from 200th St interchange. $1795. N/S N/P. Dec 1. Ken 604-925-8409

2 & 3 bedrooms

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!!



AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $9000 firm. Call 604-538-4883.



ELECTRIC SCOOTER- Motorino XPC. Only 471 KMS. Mint Cond. $1500/firm.Call Doug 604-703-4261


SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly & Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855


2011 WILDCAT 282RK



Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

1999 Citation Supreme 34 RKS, Many Options. Exc. cond. Reduced to $12,900: Delivery available. Call (604)888-4903

1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2000 FORD EXPLORER - XLT, auto, 4 x 4, fully loaded. S/rf, leather, exc. cond. $3995: (604)538-6986 2003 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4.6 L, full load, new tires & brakes. Tow pkg. $8000: (604)816-5752 2004 FORD Escape XLS, 2L, 5 sp. Loaded. 132kms. no acc. $4500 no tax Aircared 2 yrs. 604-502-9912.

88th Ave. Fort Langley 3 bdrm bsmt suite, 5 appl., lots of light, huge yard, carport parking $1300 incl util.

10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Reduced to $7000. Please call: 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827 ReMax Little Oak Prop. Mgmt.


LANGLEY 208 St. Newly reno 4 bdrm. house, on 2.5 acre lot. Heated 2 bay workshop Avail. immed. $2000 mo. 604-218-4718 582-6680 LANGLEY 248th nr Fraser. 4 bdrm house on farm. N/P. Avail now. 604-628-2200, 604-825-3201.

1999 TOYOTA RAVA 4 grey power & a/c 220K 2nd owner, no accid. Exc cond. $4800. 778-389-6998

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


1 BDRM w/o bsmt suite. Avail Nov. 1, located at 188/53Ave. N/S, N/P. inc. util. Ref. req’d. Call 604-7268014 .

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.

1996 Mercedes C280 6 cyl midnight blue w/grey let. S/rf. cd. looks/runs exc. $5250. Denis 604-535-6235.

12730 - 66 Avenue




Dual Pane Windows, electric awning, DSI water heater, corian counter tops & microwave. $39,995 (stk.30380) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

$1200 - $1300/m


19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley




ALDERGROVE, 3 bdrm hse 3 bath on 1 acre. 5 appls. $1650/mo. Avail now. 778-895-0407, 604-807-5691 FORT LANGLEY, 9061 King St., 4 bdrm., 2.5 baths, 2 ldry., major updates. N/S, pets OK. Nov. 15. $2200 mo.

The Scrapper




Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

2007 TOYOTA YARIS, 4 dr. Dark Blue. 54,000K. Auto. P/L, P/D. A/C. Like new. $9200. 778-241-3224.

Call 604-532-2036

LANGLEY, 55/200 St. 1/bdrm Rancher with garage. Updated. Laundry facilities. Nov 1. $850/mo. TJ @ Sutton Proact: 604-728-5460.


2004 Honda CRV EX, black, 68,900 kms. $15,490. Exc cond. orig. owner. 2.4 L auto, real time AWD. Extra set of summer tires, flr/cargo mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354 7 - 9 pm.

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

4 JAGUAR CHROME SPOKE MAGS w/ rubber - Good cond. $200obo 604.488.9161



2004 OPTRA air cond., loaded, 4 door, 127m,000km. Air Cared. $4500 obo 604-780-8404

2001 BMW 320i gd cond, low kms, aircared news tires, auto $6200obo 604-832-7072 / 778-552-1462

2 & 3 Bdrm T/Homes Move-In Allowance!!



1992 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM, P/S P/B, P/M, A/C, tilt, cruise, immob/alarm, only 97K, N/S car, reg maint., driven by pensioner, exc cond, $2495 obo. (604)355-5590.

1975 MGB - Moving Must sell! Good condition! 604-579-0140

LANGLEY, central. Clean newly reno 3 bdrm lower, insuite lndry, close to parks, shops & schools, fenced yard. Avail. immed. N/P. $950 + util. Phone 604-767-2232.


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

BROOKSWOOD upper, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, large deck, garage, W/D. N/S, N/P, no drugs. $1350/mo + 2/3 utils. (604)612-1782 LANGLEY CITY 4 Plex, 3bdrm, lower, 1.5 ba, 3 appl. Fenced yrd. Dec 1. Ns/np. $1125 604-839-3491

Aldergrove, LARGE BARN for storage or mechanic shop. Electricity, clean. 604-614-5859 604-897-4633

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Langley City, 207 & Douglas Cres. Immaculate & quiet very well maintained 3 bdrm upper unit in 4 plex, 1200 sq ft, 5 appl, large kitchen with pantry, storage for bikes, south facing deck, n/s, n/p, lease req’d. Avail Dec.1/11 $1125/Mos.


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

Happi-jacks, ext. speakers, thermopane windows, dinette slide, LCD TV, Awning. $25,995 (Stk.30389) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644


2004 DODGE SX - 2.0 AUTO, 146K, 4 dr, keyless alarm, a/care, cd, all pwr. $3999: (604)502-9912

ReMax Little Oak Prop. Mgmt.

Phone 604-530-1912

Rare opportunity to acquire assets and lease of fully licensed restaurant


2004 CHRYSLER Pacifica V6, auto every option, no acc. 139,000 mls. Only $8,500 obo. 604-542-5510.

WALNUT GROVE, 1 bdrm + den, insuite W/D, sec prkg. Avail now. TJ @ Sutton Proact: 604-728-5460. Walnut Grove 3 bdrm condo, balc, mtn view, walk to all amens, h/w flrs, granite counters, s.s. appl, w/d, 2bath, 1 u/g &1 share guest prk, ns/np, Nov. 1, $1400 +util longterm, refs req. Lynn 778-908-5371

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. DELTA Nr. Scott Rd. & Hwy. 10. Rent or lease 2000 sq. ft. shop space & 500 sq. ft. office area. Lots of prkg. & outdoor storage. Suitable for repairs of construction equip. 604-596-1791, cell 604-220-3929 Langley City Small wrhse o/h dr, gd light $895 ALSO Willowbrook storage/hobby shop $695 604-834-3289


FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery.



1997 Cadillac Deville - Loaded. Immac. Cond. New tires & brakes. Private $6900 obo. 604-364-1554

88th Ave. Fort Langley 3 bdrm & den, main floor, lots of space, low upkeep yard, good parking, $1400. incl. utils.

Langley - Zora - 198 & 56 Avenue - Newer 2 bdrm & den on top flr, 1,033 sq ft, 2 full bthrms, 5 appl, f/p, laminate flrs, SS appl, deck, n/s, n/p, lease req’d. Avail Now $1200/Mos.

5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets



WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted.




2000 FORD FOCUS SE, 179K, auto, fully loaded. Runs like new. $2500. 778-893-4866



1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable


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.

Betsy - 604-533-6945

By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480


Langley - 53 & 201A St. - The Court Yard - Bright & clean 2 bdrm 3 level twnhse, 1,365 sq ft, 5 appl, f/p, 2 decks, 2 full bthrms, 2 car tanden garage with loads of storage space, n/s, n/p. Avail NOW, $1,300/Mos.




WALNUT GROVE nice 2Bdrm+ ste, sep ent, d/w, in-ste w/d, nr bus, ns/np. Ref’s, avail now. $1000 incl utils, cbl, w/less net. 604-617-8690. WALNUT GROVE nice clean 1 bdrm + den, sep entry, shrd lndry Avail Nov 1. $900 incl utils NS/NP. 604-881-2120


Spacious, Clean Bachelor, 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Heat, Hot Water,

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, $905/mo. Quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-539-0217. LANGLEY, 204/54 Ave. 3rd floor, 1 bdrm. Insuite washer/dryer. N/P. N/S. $800 incl utils. 604-690-1469.


Surrey Green Timbers 140th/90th. Family oriented neighbor. Newly painted. Spacious 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Near transit, high & elementary school, SFU, shopping, park. Apply with ref’s. N/S N/P. Avail Oct. 1. $800/m includs Util. + Bell Satalite. Call 778-869-9074.

100-20436 Fraser Hwy., Langley





Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley





SURREY 2 bdrm. suite, prkg., ldry. incl., nr. bus & shops. $1000 mo. neg. Avail. now. (604)613-8866

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

Toy Poodle cross pups, 2nd shots, short & stocky, 4 mo, male, $595; female, $750. (604)354-3003 Maple Ridge email:





Swiss Mountain pups. Look like Bernese but short-hair & smaller. $1500. Gentle. 604-795-7662.


Aldergrove - Grnd lvl 1 bdrm + den, newer home, Tub bath, window blinds, w/d, fenced backyrd. Refs. $800/mo incl utils. 604-534-5268 LANGLEY. 1 bdrm. 2 blks walk to mall. $700 incl utils NP/NS. Avail Nov 15. 604-514-3466 or 518-9613. 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. MURRAYVILLE 2 BDR - above ground bsmt suite. 900 sq. ft. n/s, n/p. $800/mth incl. gas/hydro/cable/internet. Call 604-9709008.

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2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $23,900. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.


1995 AEROSTAR XLT Sport, good shape, quick sale $1700 obo (604)541-1457 2002 TOYOTA Sienna LE, auto. V6, 7 seats. pwr. dual a/c. mint cond. 170k. $7,500. 604-230-4790.

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14,400k, Ford V-10, fully loaded, walk-around queen, lrg. living rm. slide w/ topper, sleeps 8 gen. (2.5hrs.), back-up cam., electric step, great pass through storage, exc. cond. (ns/np) $44,500

Call: 604-626-8566 or 604-536-0416 (eve.)



ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

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You’ve Gotta Have Friends hosted a fun evening in Douglas Park on Friday, August 5th with Mike Higgins and Friends in Douglas Park. Richard and Cris Florian of Me-n-Ed’s Pizza Parlors and Bill Leung of Scotiabank present Cecilia Tupper, director resource development, Parkinson Society British Columbia with proceeds from Me-n-Ed’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Classic.

Me-n-Ed’s Pizza Parlors held its 4th Annual Charity Golf Classic and raised more than $17,000 for Parkinson Society British Columbia and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Special thanks to Scotiabank for their financial and volunteer contributions.



Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender holds up a replica of a personalized licence plate, one that says ‘Ukeman.’ It was a gift to Langley Ukulele Ensemble director Peter Luongo, from students and families of the renowned troupe, who played a 30th anniversary concert for a sold-out audience at the Bell Centre in Surrey.

After almost two months of exhibiting their newest show, “Hooves, Ploughs, and Planting Fields: Juried Agricultural Art from the Fraser Valley,” the Langley Centennial Museum and the Langley Arts Council are happy to announce the winner of the People’s Choice Award – artist Judy Vanderveen of Langley for “The Friesians.” Seonok (Carrie) Lee of Langley also won a runner-up People’s Choice Award for her piece “Resting on the Bush.”



On Saturday, October 15th, Muriel Arnason Library and the Township of Langley celebrated their 8th annual Diwali, the Festival of Lights. The festival was a colourful event where over 400 people of all ages enjoyed Henna, crafts, face painting, a feature film on Diwali, and food in a festive atmosphere. Township Councillors Charlie Fox, Grant Ward, Mel Kositsky, and Steve Ferguson, as well as Township of Langley’s manager Bev Herman, and Muriel Arnason’s daughter, Petrina Arnason, were among those who enjoyed the celebrations.

On Aug. 20 - beginning at Gateway of Hope continuing on the ride out through Aldergrove and up onto the North Side of the Number 1 Highway through the beautiful scenic Glen Valley for an hour. Total ride was 2 1/2 hours. Sponsors Super Save Group and Vancity provided the midway event with prizes from Big Top Powersports, Motherwell Products Ltd., Walmart (Langley), London Drugs (Langley), the Real Canadian Superstore (Langley), Denny’s (Langley), My Thai Restaurant and Boston Pizza (Langley) End point at Barnes Harley-Davidson, where Moxie’s provided fantastic hamburgers and fixings for all that came. Mercy Ride 2011 had a total of 58 riders plus 15 volunteers and a beautiful sunny day. Total cash funds raised was $3,500!


• The Langley Times • Tuesday, October 25, 2011




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The Langley Times • Tuesday, October 25, 2011 • B1

Getting ready for baby

Daniel Twig at Lord Twig Design has a few ideas for new parents who are planning the perfect nursery.

By Maggie Calloway The temptation, especially for your first child, is to go over the top a bit decorating the baby nursery. What you need to stop and think through is that your new bundle of joy grows at an alarming rate and the nursery decorated for a newborn quickly becomes inappropriate for the toddler and beyond.

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Time to call in the closet experts By Maggie Calloway

This Vancouver heritage home was given a full-on renovation by Todd Senft at reVISION Custom Home Renovations, in partnership with Lighthouse Sustainability. Lighthouse was contracted by the city of Vancouver to do an audit of everything that was removed from the house that was recycled. Martin Knowles photo

Vancouver heritage home gets a facelift reVISION Custom Home Renovations goes to work in an old house with character. By Maggie Calloway This was a full-on renovation by Todd Senft of reVISION Custom Home Renovations. A new top story was added, then the whole house including the bottom suite was renovated down to the studs and beyond. “This is a heritage, character home on the east side of Vancouver. The project was very unique in that two intertwined projects were happening

at the same time,� Senft says. “My company was contracted to do the renovation and at the same time Lighthouse Sustainability was contracted by Metro Vancouver to do an audit of everything that came out of the house that was recycled or repurposed. Because this was a significant renovation it was a prime project for them to look at everything during deconstruct, which is a term they use instead of demolition. In real terms for us it meant everything being removed from the home must be dismantled in a way they could more easily recycle rather than just crushing them and throwing them into a bin.� Lighthouse conducted a pilot project on this renovation to document real-world experiences

and challenges in recycling and re-purposing every possible item removed from the home. The roofing shingles were separated; the roof sheathing, drywall, insulation and flooring were also separated. Doors and windows were carefully removed for recycling and every single item was weighed for comparison purposes. This was an exciting project because while it is a noble endeavor to talk about diverting building materials from the landfill there was, and is, a need to get hard facts on what it takes and what is possible. It takes a lot longer to remove items with care,

You have made the difficult decisions about what clothes to keep and what to toss or donate. You have ruthlessly gone through all your drawers and cupboards, including the dreaded ‘I don’t know where to put it so I’ll just stick it in the catchall drawer until later’ drawer. We all have one of those; I could probably build a summer house including electrical and plumbing out of mine! You have resisted the temptation to keep things ‘just in case’ and passed it on to someone who could really use it, and now comes the reward. Could this be the time to call in the experts, to create custom storage solutions unique to your needs? To finally get rid of those sagging rails and shoe jumble at the bottom of your closet? Chris Isfeld, along with his brother Brett, are partners in the custom closet design company Designer Closet Guys. Isfeld, an engineer by training, came to B.C. after graduating to work for a plastic company who, among other things, made shelving products. In 2000 the general manager of the company and Isfeld decided to venture out on their own to start a company manufacturing

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• The Langley Times • Tuesday, October 25, 2011

All the conveniences of a new home in your comfortable, familiar house “ from page.1 separate everything and arrange for various businesses to remove them. Taking longer means more expense to both the renovator and subsequently to the homeowner but because the landfill charges by tonnage, savings are realized at that end of the process. It is impossible to make long-term policy decisions without hard data and this project helped move that data forward. And what about the renovation itself? The family, including two kids and the downstairs tenant, moved out for the seven months of the renovation. The only things saved from the original home were the kitchen cupboards and countertops, as the homeowners had recently renovated the kitchen. “With the new top story, consisting of two bedrooms, one bath and a roof deck, the original foundation would not carry the load so we had to raise and support the house while we removed the old foundation, pour a new one and put in new drainage around the house,” Senft says. “On the main floor we took out the original brick chimney to create an open space between the dining room, living room and kitchen. Open-plan living on this floor made great sense for the family. There is also a bathroom and one bedroom on this floor. Then we created a staircase by the entry to go up to the new top floor. The basement floor had an original rental suite which was also totally renovated and remains a separate suite.” The renovated house is completely energyefficient. The family plans to stay in the home for the long term so it made perfect sense to spend the extra money up front to purchase top-of-the-line mechanical systems with high energy-efficiency. This is a decision anyone planning a major

renovation should keep in mind. It takes an average of five years to gain a return on the investment but the average turnover in housing in British Columbia is also five years. Consequently if you sell, it’s the new owner who gets the advantage of your investment. “This is a character home, which still fits perfectly in the neighbourhood, with a completely new heating system, new hot water system and insulation, the windows were upgraded, all the energy efficiencies you could ask for, all the conveniences of a new home,” Senft says. There is no question that an undertaking of this magnitude is hard on any family. First they are displaced, which is hard especially with children. There are the multitude of daily decisions to be made, and not to be dismissed is the financial commitment. Anyone contemplating a comparable renovation should first surround themselves with an experienced contractor and designer or architect, make as many upfront decisions as possible and, when the going gets stressful (and it probably will), keep your eye on the prize. Short term inconvenience for a long-term gain for your family is a worthy goal, especially when the end result is as amazing as this home became.

The newly re-built home was designed with an aim towards being open-plan, and included a roof deck , left, plenty of floor space on the main floor, bottom left, and a beautiful bathroom renovation, below. Martin Knowles photos

Nursery really for parents “ from page.1 The trick is for the room to be flexible enough to grow along with the child. Daniel Twig of Lord Twig Design is an expert at pulling together a fabulous baby nursery which will still, with a few adjustments, change as your child grows. “When I am invited by a client to design a new nursery I really pay attention to what the rest of the home looks like,” Twig says. “Even though this room is for a child, you wouldn’t design a traditional nursery in a very contemporary home or vice versa; you need a flow. My target is always to create a room which will help make the baby secure, content and stimulated.” Twig agrees that it’s not best to create a room that is only for a newborn. “You can spend an awful lot of money on furniture which is only functional for a very short time,” he says. “The main pieces in the room, the chest of drawers, the comfortable chair, etc. should be of good quality but


not age-specific, which will last for years ... The room can be made age-appropriate by wallpaper or decals, curtains and cushions; things that are easily changed and not expensive. This way the room has longevity.” Twig understands that when a room is being designed for an anticipated baby, it is really for the parents. The baby doesn’t get anything from it because they just want love and food. Because of this, he spends a lot of time making the room a practical space for the parents and a soothing, calming and relaxing place for the new child. If the mom is relaxed, the baby will be happy. After the crib, the most important piece of furniture in the room is an appropriate chair for mom. When you have to feed a baby every few hours you need a comfortable, supportive chair, especially at three in the morning. Even an eight-pound baby becomes heavy and exhausting! The great thing is Lord Twig Design is very knowledgeable about what makes a great nursery both for the baby and the parents. Good to know there is one less thing to stress about. Sales Director: Lisa Farquharson • 604-575-5364 • Editor: Kerry Vital 604-575-5346 • Writer: Maggie Calloway Online Advertising • Black Press National Sales • 604-575-5826 Contributing photographers • Martin Knowles,; Rob Newell, RenoNation is published by Black Press Group Ltd., (Suite 309 - 5460 152 Street, Surrey, B.C. V3S 5J9) 350,000 copies are distributed free across Metro Vancouver. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited.

Daniel Twig at Lord Twig Designs says that it’s very important to have a practical space that will also be soothing for the parents and the baby. Submitted photos

The Langley Times • Tuesday, October 25, 2011 • B3

A wood stove is the perfect addition to a chilly winter evening By Maggie Calloway I have to confess right up front that I am a huge fan of wood stoves. I live on a small acreage and depend on heat from my wood stove along with electric baseboard backup. But for me, it is more than the basic need for heat during cold winters. I love the whole process. I enjoy my long chat with the fellow who delivers the wood and I love stacking it in my purpose-built wood shed. I confess to standing in front of my full shed (I always have enough for two years), and feeling a deep sense of contentment knowing that no matter what happens I, and my resident pets, will be warm and snug through the dark months. I enjoy looking forward to throwing another log on the fire on a cold windy night and settling down with a good book. And, if the power goes out, it doesn’t hurt to be able to boil water for a cup of tea or heat up a pot of soup. Word to the wise, using a wood stove is not for the faint of heart; it is hard work. There is always something to do, from stacking wood to filling the wood bin to cleaning out the ashes. It’s a far cry from flicking a switch on and off with natural gas. And if you have to build a fire and wait for the heat to build on a winter morning, well, let’s just say it separates the true believers from the pretenders! And don’t forget the need for organizing a chimney sweep at least once a year. I put in a call to Rick Abbott of R.E. MacDonald in Aldergrove, a store specializing in stoves of all types.

Abbott, along with his colleagues, is an expert in matching the right product with each client. The first thing Abbott advises is that before anyone purchases a wood stove they find a reliable wood source. Though it may seem like a good idea at the time, burning old 2x4s is not allowed because the warranty on the stove would be voided. “If a client purchases a stove late in the season it is likely they wouldn’t find a source of dry wood. For those new to the process, wood needs to be dry, which means about a year of drying time,” says Abbott. “Burning wet, or green wood as it is known, creates creosote buildup in the chimney, which is a major fire hazard.” Once you have the wood situation in hand, you need an expert to advise you on which stove meets your particular needs. Some of the newer stoves have a twenty-hour and up burn, which means they are still throwing heat long after the stove has been stacked with wood, depending on what kind of wood you are burning. For me, the benefits of a wood stove far outweigh the workload involved. Everyone has to make a personal decision about the pros and cons after consulting with an expert such as Abbott. A final word of caution, make sure you advise your insurance company if you plan on installing a wood stove as many have very stringent rules. It also wouldn’t hurt to check with your local municipality to make sure wood-burning stoves are allowed.

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• The Langley Times • Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Building your own wreath is a wonderful holiday project By Maggie Calloway Did you know that what we think of as Christmas wreaths actually date back thousands of years and that different cultures use the wreath for a variety of reasons? The memory of Charlton Heston wearing a laurel wreath in one of his “historical” movies has some basis in fact. Our present reality is we hang wreaths during the holidays to celebrate and welcome guests to our home. Thomas Hobbs at Southlands Nursery has the lowdown on the very best way to build your own wreath. Hobbs suggests if you want to make your own, start with a basic green living wreath you can purchase anywhere. This way you not only get your starter wreath but the frame as well. “Once you have the basic wreath you can start to add what I call the ‘goodies.’ I like to use rose hips, because they are a natural red/orange, in little clusters; seeded eucalyptus which look like pale celadon-green grapes, and a real favourite of ours at the nursery: pink pepper berries,” Hobbs says. “Look around your garden to see what would look great; just make sure you include things which don’t shed or you will have a gradually disappearing wreath.”

He suggests that you tuck in the additions in one direction, overlapping like the scales of a fish. “Don’t point them up at the ceiling because when you hang the wreath on the door everything will be pointing north. Also, don’t tie your ‘goodies’ on the wreath one at a time, add them in bunches for a much better effect ... As you go around you are creating a lush wreath rather than what I call a pizza which is a wreath with no balance. When you have finished adding all the different layers loosely go around it with very thin florist wire or you can use fishing line in about two-inch gaps, pushing it out of the way with (your) fingers, then tie it off at the back.” If your plan is to display the wreath in the house, you must make sure they are sprayed with water on a regular basis or they will dry up after about a week. Outside they shouldn’t A wreath decorated with holly berries, pinecones and other greenery will make the need any care for the month or two they are perfect addition to your holiday decor this year, especially if you’ve made it yourself. on display. Submitted photos

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A kitchen gets a makeover from the designer homeowner By Maggie Calloway Karen Campbell of the interior design firm, Esprit Décor of Maple Ridge, is a very inventive and talented interior designer. Her work for clients has been extraordinary, and the number of times her clients have called her back over the years is a testament that her work is not only stunning but functional. Campbell lives in a small but fabulous coach house on her own rural property where the Alouette River flows past the huge trees beside her kitchen patio. Like many of us, she spends most of her at-home time in and around the kitchen. The only problem was the kitchen was dated and badly needed a facelift but client work always took precedence. Campbell decided the time had come to make some badly needed changes. This time the kitchen renovation was different. This time Campbell was her own client and she would not be calling in a kitchen cabinet manufacturer to measure the space, consult on the style, and then wait for delivery. Having just finished a complete kitchen renovation for a client and having carefully salvaged the cabinets, Campbell decided she would retrofit them for her own renovation. The only structural change Campbell made to her kitchen was to put in a much larger window over the sink to replace a tiny window which didn’t do justice to the view. In doing that they found the whole exterior wall was rotten and had to be replaced. First, Campbell had to figure out how to configure the cabinets in her space. Once that was done, every cabinet had to be sprayed with high-gloss enamel paint and installed with new hardware. “The island looks different but is actually in the same spot with a new Caesarstone countertop in a totally new shape. This is something people contemplating a kitchen facelift

should keep in mind,” Campbell says. “By changing the shape of the countertop the use can change. My new top has a deep overhang so I can use it for meals with the new stools. There used to be a small seating area where the china cabinet is now, so the island takes its place.” Clever details make this kitchen sing. The backsplash under the china cabinet is repeated on the base of the island, and the granite counters on both the sink side and under the china cabinet are much darker than the island, which creates interest. When Campbell was thinking about a colour scheme for the kitchen she came across the fabric she used as a valance. She loved the colour combination so this was the jumping off point for all the colours in the kitchen. “The best thing I did in the entire renovation was the lighting. I live amongst big trees so light is an issue,” Campbell says. “I installed many different points of light by installing pot lights around the perimeter, lighting in the china cabinet, under-cabinet lighting, lighting under the island shining on the tile feature then down to the floor. Finally, there is the overhead light. All this has made a huge difference.” A carpenter finished off the cabinets’ exposed ends and created a frame around the microwave shelf. To finish, a cork floor was laid to make the floor warmer underfoot.

Unveiling your wood floors Murray Macintyre at Restoration Hardwood is an expert on refinishing your old floors. By Maggie Calloway The good news is your tired and worn hardwood floors can now be sanded without the dust seeping into every nook and cranny in the house. We now have dust-free sanding! Murray Macintyre, of Restoration Hardwood, is an expert on what makes a great refinished floor. “The first thing is to make sure there is enough wood left in the floor to refinish. We take off about a sixteenth of an inch of wood so there has to be enough there,” Macintyre says. “Engineered floors, for instance, can only be refinished once. The oak strip floors can always be great to work on; fir floors, which were also popular, depending on their age sometimes cannot because they are too thin.” He says that pine can be sanded, but staining them could be tricky because the wood doesn’t take stain well. Before a job is started, the floor is inspected to ensure all nails are countersunk and the floor doesn’t have some loose or damaged boards. Loose boards will be properly re-nailed and damaged boards replaced. The surrounding rooms are then sealed off. “Once we have done any necessary remedial work on the floor, we start sanding with a belt sander and edger using a coarser grit sandpaper to begin which removes the existing finish,” says Macintyre. “Next, we move to finer grit Your worn-out hardwood floors are a great place to start a renovation, no matter where in the house they are. Submitted photo left Martin Knowles photo right

Karen Campbell of Esprit Decor in Maple Ridge had quite the project ahead of her when she began renovating her own kitchen. A new backsplash, below, and under-cabinet lighting, right, was only the beginning. Martin Knowles photos

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• The Langley Times • Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mid-century modern a current trend in home decor By Maggie Calloway To say that mid-century modern furniture, from the early 1950s to the 1960s, is hot is an understatement. Unlike the style of the midlast century where people bought a whole houseful of the same style (think Danish teak furniture), now these beautifully designed, extremely well-made individual pieces are carefully chosen and integrated, with pride of place, into more eclectic decor styles. FULLHOUSE Modern in Vancouver is a treasure trove of mid-century and Danish modern, vintage, industrial and contemporary furniture and collectibles, and a go-to place for designers and people looking for just the right piece. Owner Jennifer Brash is an encyclopedia on the background of each piece and style. “Today people decorate their homes much differently,� Brash says. “They may buy a midcentury bed and maybe a dresser, but the side tables would be different or they might have vintage bed and side tables but a modernist chair. They may include some lighting that is not period so it’s not so matchy-match, which is not interesting.� Part of the appeal is the history and character, Brash says. “People are using pieces for their beautiful patina, craftsmanship, character and history to warm up their space. Modernism is very popular right now with lots of glass, chrome, and hard surfaces so they are introducing the wood pieces almost like objects of art; they make the space livable and give depth to the room,� she says. What those of us who lived in the 50s and 60s didn’t appreciate at the time was how timeless these pieces are. They are not ornate, the scale is perfect and the wood is unparalleled. The Brazilian rosewood has a moratorium on its harvest so it is no longer available.

Jennifer Brash of FULLHOUSE Modern says that part of The Burmese teak has a grain which the appeal of mid-century modern decor is the history no longer exists because the Danes, and character that each piece brings to your home. after the Second World War, went in Martin Knowles photos and harvested all the old growth in Indonesia so the graining and deep patina is only available on furniture of industrialization was happening and they that era. were experimenting with molds, the Charles “The teak that is harvested today is out of Eames era.� a tree farm and it’s more blond, more like This era in North America was the expanbirch,� Brash says. “The colouring isn’t there sion of suburbanism. The car moved people and the graining isn’t there because it’s new to the suburbs and the homes were mostly growth rather than old growth. The mid-cenranchers and not the Craftsman homes that tury furniture has such appeal because of the were in the inner cities. They were built wood, the design, the functionality and the quickly to house returning soldiers and craftsmanship. The Danes are known around their young families, and they needed to be the world as being some of the finest furniture filled with modern furniture; the heavy dark makers. What’s known as Danish modern are furniture was not suitable to this new style the most coveted.� of openness and an uncluttered and easy-toThough there are pockets of beautiful work care-for home. in Italy, they tended to use more plastics and “The style was simple, clean lines, organic metal, Brash says. shapes. The design was functional and visu“California also produced plastics when ally streamlined and pleasing,� Brash says.



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Closet Guys committed to best possible service â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.1 accessories, such as tie racks and belt racks. The partnership, although successful, was dissolved in 2007 but Isfeld was committed to the idea of a high-quality closet design company. In the meantime Isfeld had set up what we now know as Designer Closet Guys with Brett. Brett, who had a design background, was in Vancouver working for an entertainment lawyer and suffering from burn-out. His timing was perfect to have a long chat with his brother about career options, as Isfeld had decided there was a need for a local custom cabinet company and had contracted with a Richmond-based manufacturer to represent their product. The rest is history. So how does the process work once you have made the decision to organize your home, or part thereof, once and for all? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every home is unique so we start with a consultation in the home to get an idea about style, space and what the client wants to achieve,â&#x20AC;? Isfeld says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The space is measured then we are able to show the client immediately, on computer, a design mockup of how we see the best use of available space for their particular needs.â&#x20AC;? They then refine the design back at the office, and present the client with a detailed drawing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(We are) constantly refining until the client is totally happy. A date is set for installation and because we do our own installations the client can be sure they are getting the best possible service.â&#x20AC;? A lot of homes today have actual dressing rooms, so it makes great sense to make the best use of the space. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having well-designed storage is a great investment because not only will the client enjoy an organized home but on re-sale it is an added benefit,â&#x20AC;? Isfeld says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my own home we have a kitchen/great room where

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