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Report pending on Alvin Wright death – police No date has so far been set for release DAN FERGUSON Times Reporter

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Georgia Ellenwood of the Langley Saints competes in the long jump at the B.C. Track and Field Championships at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby on June 4. See story, page 41.

Langley crash kills Abbotsford resident

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High speed is believed to be the cause of a single-vehicle crash that killed a 32-year-old Abbotsford man Saturday night in Langley. RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said three witnesses at the scene stated they saw Jeremy Joseph Pinette, 32, travelling at about 160 km/h before his green Dodge Viper entered the grassy median on Highway 1 at 248 Street. The vehicle rolled over and pinned him, killing him instantly. Pinette was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Thiessen said a Langley RCMP officer had

In the 10 months since Langley resident Alvin Wright was shot and killed in his home by an RCMP officer, his orphaned infant daughter Alyssa has celebrated her very first birthday, the number of members on his Facebook memorial page has grown to 220 and the officer who fired the fatal shot has returned to work. Meanwhile, the police investigation of the shooting is still underway. But it may finally be coming to a close, with word Monday (June 6) that a final report is being compiled by Vancouver Police Department (VPD) investigators. The 22-year-old Wright died August 6 after police were called to his Langley City home about a reported domestic dispute. Langley RCMP called in the VPD to investigate. On Monday, in response to a query by The Times, VPD spokesperson Const. Lindsey Houghton emailed a brief written statement that appears to indicate the investigation may be nearing an end. “The final report is currently

first seen the Viper just before 10 p.m. travelling west on 56 Avenue towards 264 Street in Aldergrove. The officer turned around and activated his emergency lights, but the Viper was no longer in sight. The officer turned off his emergency equipment and did not pursue the car, Thiessen said. He then headed west along Highway 1 and noticed traffic slowing at around 248 Street, where the Viper could be seen upside down in a ditch. Lower Mainland District Port Mann Traffic Services was dispatched to the scene.

being compiled and all of the information is being examined and reviewed by several internal sources,” Houghton said. “The investigators have no sense of when it might be concluded other than it will be concluded once they’ve exhausted the investigation and all evidence and information gathered has been reviewed and analyzed.” Houghton was unable to say whether VPD officers have completed all their interviews. “I’m not Alvin privy to the Wright investigation so I don’t know who has and hasn’t been interviewed,” Houghton said. “That will all be in the final report and if anyone who has information hasn’t spoken to our investigators, then they should do that as soon as possible, as we want to have the information of everyone with knowledge of the incident.” Some of Wright’s friends hope to organize a protest in August to mark the first anniversary of his death.

Media reports indicate Pinette was a Hells Angels associate who grew up in Langley but had been living in Abbotsford in recent years. He did not have a criminal record, according to the provincial court database, but had been charged with a dozen driving offences since 2002 including speeding, and driving without due care and attention. When contacted by the Abbotsford News, Pinette’s father, Roger, declined to comment. Any witnesses to the accident who haven’t yet spoken with police are asked to contact Const. Becker at Port Mann Traffic Services, 604-526-9744.

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LEC screenings still up in the air As of Tuesday afternoon, there was still no word on whether hockey fans will be able to watch the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on the big screen at the Langley Events Centre. Game four of the Vancouver CanucksBoston Bruins final is scheduled for today (Wednesday) with game five on Friday. But the Langley Events Centre is booked on the game nights for the facility’s teams and community partners, meaning that in order to show the game, those groups would need to be rescheduled or relocated. As the series progresses, the staff at the Langley Events Centre will continue to evaluate, on a game-to-game basis, whether there is a possibility of showing the game on the big screen.

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A small group of Routley parents staged an early morning walk to school on Tuesday to demonstrate the impact of the Langley school district’s decision to cancel a planned school in their neighborhood in favour of another site a long distance away. The trip across 200 Street to Willoughby Elementary took about an hour.

Routley parents march for school DAN FERGUSON Times Reporter

A walk by parents to protest the relocation of a planned school in the Routley neighborhood of Langley didn’t draw the turnout organizers hoped for. A total of 21 participants including school-age children and one baby in a stroller showed up for the 45-minute earlymorning hike to Willoughby Elementary School. It was a disappointing response for parents who sent invitations to 1,200 people, including other parents, local politicians and school district staff. Parent Rena Terry said the absence of elected officials or staff demonstrated an “absolute lack of concern for our children.” The parents oppose a land swap that would see the Routley school site traded for land in the distant Yorkson neighborhood.

The deal would give the district another school site in rapidly-growing Yorkson and the Routley site would become a townhouse project with a public park attached. The walk was a response to district claims that even without their own school, Routley children are still reasonably close to classes, based on provincial education ministry guidelines that set the maximum allowable distance at just over three kilometres. The Routley parents say the walk for their kids is a hazardous one, because it crosses some of the busiest and most accident-prone intersections in Langley, including the congested 200 Street arterial. “Safety is a major, major issue for us,” Terry said. “We really do need a school in our neighbourhood.” The parents also disagree with the district claim that Routley would not qualify for a school of its own because it doesn’t

have enough children. They say district numbers don’t include kindergarten kids or school-age children who live in Routley but can’t attend local schools for lack of space. The participants included Grade 6 student Sherry Tung, who won an apology from school board chairperson Wendy Johnson during a May discussion of the contentious land swap. When Tung said she was sometimes late for classes because her school is so far away from her home, Johnson suggested the 12-year-old should organize her family better so they get up earlier, a comment that drew jeers from some in the audience. Johnson quickly apologized to Tung, saying she was only trying to lighten the mood. On Tuesday morning, Tung and her parents got up an hour earlier than usual to attend the walk.

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Shooting Mountie returned to work two weeks later from PAGE 1

“We have lost a great dad and friend,” states the description for the

Facebook group “RIP Alvin Wright August 2010.” “We will remember you for all the good times.”

Only three new messages have been posted to the page since October. Reports at the time of the August

shooting said Wright and his wife Heather had returned to their Riverside Gardens townhouse after an evening out. They were

accompanied by his brother. There was an argument and someone called 911. When police arrived,

Wright was in an upstairs bedroom of the two-storey townhouse on the southeast corner of 53 Avenue and 203 Street.

Police kicked in the front door around 11:30 p.m. A neighbour told The Times that she heard the sound of two loud gunshots. Wright died at Langley Memorial Hospital early the next morning. The Wrights’ daughter was not at home when the shooting occurred. The Langley RCMP officer who fired the fatal shot was cleared to return to active duty two weeks later.

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A medical problem may be the cause of a multiple vehicle crash near the Surrey-Langley border Thursday night (June 2) that sent two men to hospital with serious injuries. Shortly after 6 p.m. a Chevy pickup truck driven by a 63-year-old Langley man was heading east on Highway 10 when it hit a Honda Prelude operated by another Langley man, also 63, sending the smaller car into a lamp standard at 188 Street. The Chevy then ran a red light and hit an Nissan Exterra SUV driven by a 41-year-old Surrey woman. A fourth vehicle, a Ford Taurus driven by a 21-year-old Langley man, was also hit. Initial reports suggest the Chevy driver may have passed out while at the wheel due to a medical condition. He was evacuated to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries. He remained in hospital Friday. The driver of the Prelude also suffered serious injuries, police said. The drivers of the two other vehicles escaped with less critical injuries. The Highway 10 –Langley Bypass route between 188 and 192 Streets was closed for several hours. Surrey RCMP Traffic Services is investigating.


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Subdivision gets the go-ahead NATASHA JONES Times Reporter

A majority vote of Township council has moved another piece of Langley agricultural land closer to urbanization. On May 30, council voted 8-1 to give first and second reading to an application to rezone 11.02 acres for the development of 21 houses. The land consists of three properties at 4386 - 216 St., and 21696 and 21846 - 44 Ave. The owners’ application to exclude the land from the Agricultural Land Reserve was rejected, but the Agricultural Land Commission agreed to subdividing it. This will require rezoning and an amendment to the Township’s Rural Plan, triggering a public hearing.A date has not yet been set. The ALC concluded in March, 2010 that the land “has agricultural capability” and is appropriately designated in the ALR. But it also wrote that the property is “not very suitable for agricultural use.”

The commission refused to exclude the land from the reserve, in part to avoid conflict with the Regional Growth Strategy currently being finalized by Metro Vancouver, and to avoid creating expectations in the rest of the area designated Small Farms/Country Estates without ALC endorsement. At a 2009 public input meeting, resident David Woolley said that the current 4.2 acre zoning allows people to have a small farm while preserving the wooded area, habitat for coyotes and deer. But Alan Hendricks, one of the owners, argued at the time that the dimensions of the property, its long frontage of 2,100 feet and its narrow depth 179 feet, put serious constraint on agricultural use. He said that farm uses are not compatible “with a nice residential neighbourhood across the street.” A report presented to council on May 30 said that the proposed development would provide a buffer between the urban area of Murrayville and the abutting ALR, a buffer which is currently woodland.

Councillor Mel Kositsky was the only one to vote against the rezoning bylaw’s first two readings. “This is setting a bad precedent,” he said, adding that it is premature and may trigger a flood of similar applications. Councillor Grant Ward disagreed. The development will be a “natural buffer.” “I believe that some of 44 Avenue land is not very suitable for agricultural purposes. In other words, it never will be. It will not add anything in the future,”Ward said. Tom Reinhart, who lives south of the property, was one of the speakers at the 2009 meeting. He drew attention to what he saw as the erosion of the ALR with the development of large “estate” homes. Reinhart, who amalgamated two 10-acre properties in the 1990s to enhance the agricultural capability of both, said at the time: “All of us in farming depend on the availability of land. I don’t mean cheap land, but land that we can (affordably) buy, and grow on. We (farmers) are a dying breed.”

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Calls have come from Tanzania and Puerto Vallarta, the Dominican Republic and Ontario. The Welch’s have also been given great support from their church congregation. “I’ve got friends here that will look after me no problem. My friends are very encouraging,” said Elaine.“The only problem is they keep bringing

cookies and donuts and now I’m gaining weight,” she joked. John is extremely proud of her for continuing to be spunky and strong, especially when they both know that a darker future is ahead. “She is usually a feisty person so its hard for her to be immobile,” he said.“She gets down once in a while because she can’t do much. But she’s very upbeat, amazingly.”

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he current convention of the Federation of Canadian Municipaliuties, taking place in Halifax, serves to remind Langley taxpayers why they need to vote in this November’s municipal elections. Despite a great deal of concern about tax increases, which average almost five per cent in Langley Township and slightly less in the City, most members of the two councils are at the Halifax junket. In fact, most of them usually attend FCM meetings every year. What do taxpayers receive in return? A few councillors give reports of the seminars they attended, and what ideas they picked up, but very few have translated into long-term cost-saving ideas. The most prominent FCM idea to be used in recent years in Langley has been an exchange program, facilitated by FCM, between Langley Township and San Fernando, Philippines. While this sharing of knowledge has been a good thing, particularly for the recipient in the Philippines, it is hard to point to many other concrete achievements that have come as a result of regular attendance at annual FCM meetings. Perhaps they could take a lesson from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who was elected last fall on a platform of trimming Toronto’s bloated city budget and giving taxpayers more value for their dollars. He decided not to attend the FCM meeting, saying he can be more effective back in Toronto. A dozen of his council colleagues did go to Halifax, however. While no one is suggesting that Langley politicians don’t work hard, some of them seem to view the FCM trip as an annual junket they are entitled to. This is wrong. The number who attend needs to be greatly reduced — perhaps two or three from each council at a maximum. Those who attend should be required to prepare detailed reports on their activities, and these should be given to council at a public meeting, and also posted on the respective City and Township websites. If there are any ideas to be gained at FCM, they should revolve around making do with less. Property taxes cannot keep rising by close to five per cent each year at a time when many people’s incomes are frozen or falling. Restraint begins at home, and by saying “no” to expensive trips across the country. Taxpayers must pay attention to the details of this convention, and consider what they have learned when they vote.

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dressing room. he Vancouver Canucks have The 1994 Canucks were a better never been closer to a Stanley team, with Russian sniper Pavel Bure Cup. As of Monday morning, and Trevor Linden among their leadthey had two of the four wins they From the Editor ers.They could have beat the New need to clinch the Cup. I’ve been a Canucks fan since the FRANKBUCHOLTZ York Rangers, but had some unliucky breaks in the final series. NHL team started in 1970, although Over the years, there have been many Langley my pre-Canucks loyalty to the Montreal Canadiens connections to the Canucks. The Canucks’ first remains strong. When I began paying attention NHL coach, Hal Laycoe, was a Langley resident, to hockey, the NHL was still a six-team league as was (and perhaps still is) Charlie Hodge, the and most Canadians chose either Montreal or Toronto to cheer for. I chose Montreal — and they Canucks’ first goaltender. Garth Butcher has promptly lost the Stanley Cup to the Leafs in 1967. been a Langley business owner for years, and has many friends here. Ryan Walter, who recently After that, Montreal has had several great teams served as Canucks’ assistant coach, also has and many Cup wins, while Toronto has, for the strong Langley connections. most part, sunk into oblivion. Many Langley residents are big hockey fans, Many B.C. residents felt that this area deserved and the interest in minor hockey in this commua team when the NHL expanded to 12 teams in nity began soon after the Canucks began playing the fall of 1967. However, at the time there was in 1970. Within a few years, Langley’s first two no NHL-sized rink. The City of Vancouver and PNE quickly rectified that by building the Pacific hockey rinks, the George Preston Centre and Coliseum,which hosted Canucks games for their Aldergrove Arena, were built and junior hockey began here almost immediately afterwards. first 25 years in the league. Hockey remains a passion for many Langley kids The wrong was righted in 1970, and Vancouand adults. ver hockey fans have been (mostly) loyal to the We all have great memories of various aspects Canucks since then — particularly in 1982 and of Canucks history. For me, they include seeing 1994, when the team made it to the finals. The the team play the Boston Bruins (1970 Stanley 1982 team made it by persistence, luck, great Cup champs) in early 1971 at my first-ever NHL coaching and plucky play, but was no match for game. Many memorable evenings were spent the New York Islanders. There were some great listening to Jim Robson call the play-by-play on players, including Richard Brodeur (profiled in radio. He remains my favourite broadcaster. The Times last week) and Stan Smyl. Like all fans who were around then, I will Perhaps most representative of the team was never forget the 1982 run for the Cup. Another Dave “Tiger” Williams, who was traded by the such run is now underway, and it seems almost Leafs to the Canucks and brought his unique certain that this run will end a 40-year quest for personality, style of play, determination and hockey’s Holy Grail. inspiration to the team — on the ice and in the

hen it comes to the looming postal workers strike, one question is likely to be asked a lot. Something like this, perhaps: “Who would notice?” But the same factors that make regular “snail” mail less relevant are also likely to turn whatever action the postal workers’ union takes this week into a long one, perhaps rivalling the epic postal strikes of the ’70s and early ’80s. The difference this time is that the union is in a far less strong bargaining position. Courier services and e-mail have cut deeply into Canada Post’s core business — even having bills arrive by e-mail is no longer uncommon, and paying bills electronically is nearing universality — so a postal strike no longer has the possibility of bringing commerce to a standstill. That’s not to say that Canada Post is unnecessary. Social assistance cheques of various kinds still arrive via mail and, except for hand delivery, the mail is the most effective way of getting original copies of documents across the country. But what a strike will do is encourage people to make even more use of direct deposit, electronic communications and courier services as a substitute, hastening the transformation of Canada Post into just another commercial courier service, moving farther away from their prime position of being Canada’s official carrier. Both sides in this dispute have a lot to lose if a strike occurs. We suggest both sides in this issue need to take a step back and consider how the public will react to a strike … and then sit down at the table, and keep at the negotiations until they find a compromise acceptable to both parties. —Penticton Western News (Black Press)

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HST will hurt small businesses Editor: There appears to be a growing trend in having ‘professional’ managers of business associations, rather than hiring experienced business people who built up their own businesses. These ‘new leaders’ are usually well-educated in the theory of business but rarely have ever created one themselves. This is exemplified by the present executive director of the White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. These two smart ladies are pushing the pro-HST line that only benefits Big Business — the type of company that is not typical of these local business organizations. Big businesses that do not sell directly to the B.C. public do benefit from the HST, as

Editor: When the school board ignored all the suggestions to name a new school in Willoughby for a Willoughby pioneer or Willoughby-related geographic name, I didn’t say anything. Now that the Willoughby clear-cut pave-over council has given a new park in Willoughby the same name, enough is enough. This park should be named after a Willoughby pioneer. It seems that the council wants to also pave over Willoughby history. This is ironic, as one of the more appropriate names could have been Jack Bray, an early member of the Township council, who donated the land for the Willoughby Hall. Probably the easiest way to name new schools and parks would be to use the name of the road that the school or park it is being built on. This park could be named for Scholes Road (83 Avenue. Brian Johnson, Willoughby

employ over 90 per cent of the employees and have to operate in a truly competitive market. The small drop in their expenses offered by the HST is no consolation for the significant drop in their sales because of the reduced cash left in the pockets of consumers, after they have paid all these ever-growing taxes. Consumers will be $2 billion poorer with the HST, compared to the PST. This means that most small businesses collectively will be $2 billion poorer. Small business people, do not be conned by Big Business. H. Spencer, Aldergrove

their customers have not had their pockets picked. This is true for both big resource companies (foreign buyers) and the giant construction companies who get their contracts directly from the B.C. government. It is not a coincidence that these two groups form the core of the Smart Tax Alliance, which is spending millions to keep the HST, and also are major contributors to the BC Liberals. It is a tragedy that not enough owners of small businesses in B.C. will not challenge the pro-HST spin that is being put out by their nominal ‘leaders.’ It is small business that is the real economic engine in Canada. Small businesses

Send a message by voting against HST Editor: As we approach the HST referendum, I see the B.C. government has rationalized an advertising budget, using our taxes, of course, to sway our vote to approve it. I have also noticed that more people are talking about the pro’s of the tax. Sadly, the government is once again succeeding in pulling the wool over our eyes. Prior to introducing the HST last year, the Gordon Campbell government saw something in our collective behaviour that enabled them to deny consideration of the HST, and then miraculously within only a few weeks of an election came up with a complex plan to implement it. A flagrant lie, we said at the time, and we demanded they rescind it. OK, we’ll consider

spending our taxes and to smarten up. We’ll tell this Liberal government to back off and start treating taxpayers with respect. We’ll tell them that they have to consult with us before increasing taxes, and to start practising what we taxpayers must do to stave off homelessness — wise budgeting. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got. We’ve always not done enough to deter government mis-spending. We’ve never done enough to limit tax increases. Isn’t it about time we did something different for a change? Brian G. Wood, Langley

it, but let’s put it to a referendum the government said. Almost a year later, the government again sees something in our collective behaviour to believe it can convince us, after the fact, that the HST is a good thing. We have short memories, they believe. The issue is not whether the HST is a good thing or not. The issue is the arrogance of this government, actually any government, in unceasingly springing tax increases on us without public consultation, while they continue practicing fiscal irresponsibility. Vote against it. In doing so, we’ll tell our municipal, provincial, and federal governments collectively that we recognize their collective bad behaviour when it comes to

SCHOOL WALKS Editor: Re: the Routley school debate. Come now, 3.5 kilometres is not very far to travel to school, especially as no one ever walks to school any more. It’s not like the old days. I distinctly remember walking many miles to school in all kinds of weather — uphill in both directions if memory serves me well. J. Beauman, Langley

Taxes, fees, tolls keep taxpayers empty-handed Editor: What is it that this government doesn’t understand when we, the taxpayers, say “We have no more money?” The carbon tax was supposed to be revenue neutral, and the taxpayer would benefit from tax cuts, which I have yet to see. Now the government is planning on ways to withdraw from this supposedly revenue

own vehicles. You cannot keep digging into our rural pockets to subsidize projects that, for the most part, service only those living north of the Fraser River.

neutral bank account, but not without finding ways to keep the balance in the black, by implementing other forms of tax. The provincial government and TransLink are suggesting vehicle levies, road pricing and tolls. These are a flagrant insult to those of us who live in rural areas and, for the most part, have no other viable option but to use our

GOOD TREATMENT Editor: I always hear and read about negative experiences at hospitals, so I would like to write a letter thanking the nurses of the ambulatory care ward at LMH. They were professional, empathetic and above all, had had a great sense of humour. This “healthy young guy” was nervous, and seeing and hearing how efficient the nurses were helped me get through my procedure. Great work gals, I look forward to seeing you next year. Andrew Barnes, Langley

Debbie Atkinson, Langley

Electricity exports are good for the province Editor: There was a time back in the 1980s and early 1990s when B.C. was a solid exporter of electricity. Our dams could generate more than we could use, and exporting our surplus was very profitable for us. It brought big money into the province and helped pay for health care, education and all sorts of other government services we expect to have access to.

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However, we haven’t built any dams since the mid-1980s and now we’re importing electricity. Why have we stopped building dams and profiting from the electricity resources we have, including new sources of electricity like wind energy, tidal power and run-of-the-river hydro? It makes no sense to me that we are not availing ourselves of these exportable resources.

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Nine years ago, Port Moody became the first municipality in Western Canada to introduce legislation banning the use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes. While the ban has been imposed sporadically across the country, most Metro Vancouver municipalities have been slow to follow suit. That may change with new Premier Christy Clark, who said recently that she supports a ban on the sale of chemicals to kill weeds and bugs. Clark said she was willing to work with the NDP and the public to fashion the legislation.

Langley Township has been sluggish on taking a position on garden chemicals, but Clark’s words appear to have made an impact on council. Council voted to urge Clark and Langley’s MLAs Mary Polak and Rich Coleman to act swiftly to impose the ban. The issue came up when council discussed Councillor Kim Richter’s motion asking staff to research the practice of other municipalities. Councillor Jordan Bateman said that banning the use or sale of chemicals in Langley creates enforcement issues when residents could quite easily buy them in municipalities which do not have a ban.

Council agreed with Bateman that a letter should be sent to Clark asking for a province-wide ban, and he noted that Clark made the issue a platform when she campaigned for the leadership of the Liberal Party. Any legislation would not be likely to extend to Langley’s vast farming community, which would be insulated from a ban because of right-to-farm legislation. When the issue came before council in 2002, then-mayor Kurt Alberts said that the Township would work with the nursery industry “to come up with a good public education process. I think that is the direction for the future, moving towards less and less use of chemicals.”

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A f t e r B re a s t S u r g e r y

Yale treaty is toughest test yet for province Agreement may make or break B.C.’s treaty effort

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he treaty with the Yale First Nation in the Fraser Canyon was hastily approved as the B.C. legislature adjourned for the summer last week. This treaty was by far the most significant work of the legislature session, and it may make or break the hugely expensive B.C. treaty effort. Yet it received all of four hours of debate during the abbreviated spring legislature session and will probably get little attention when it reaches the House of Commons for final approval. A few eyebrows were raised when Chief Justice Lance Finch of the B.C. Court of Appeal entered the legislature to give royal assent to the treaty and a handful of other bills. This would normally be the duty of Lieut.-Gov. Steven Point, but he was on a fourday visit to promote literacy at reserves in the Quesnel and Williams Lake area. I’m advised by the lieutenant-governor’s staff that this trip had been scheduled for some time, and his absence had nothing to do with the treaty awaiting his signature. It is purely a coincidence that Point is a former tribal chair of the Sto:lo Nation, which sent a delegation to the legislature to protest the Yale treaty just before it was

governments have resorted to tabled. a “first-past-the-post” system to The only substantive scrutiny of the treaty, and the only force progress on treaties. He said the tiny Yale community vote against it, came from gets a huge advantage by comindependent Cariboo North pleting a treaty, MLA Bob Simpson. while some Sto:lo He stressed that bands remain at he supports the an early stage of Yale’s right to a negotiations and treaty, but detailed still others aren’t the Sto:lo’s objec- BC Views in treaty talks. tions. TOM FLETCHER Polak cited a Their central section that is objection is that now standard in modern treathe 150-member Yale band is ties. It protects the constituan arbitrary creation of the tional rights of other aborigiIndian Act, a splinter group of nals where a court upholds a the larger Sto:lo Nation. The claim to Yale territory, which treaty formalizes the Yale’s they will soon own as feecontrol over key canyon fishsimple property. ing and rack drying sites that Polak insisted the Yale treaty were vital to survival for thouwill ease tensions in the dissands of years. puted fishing sites, where Ottawa outlawed transfer violent incidents have taken of native hereditary property rights in its notorious potlatch place. She argued that exclusive law of 1884, and native fish access to the main areas of sales in 1888. This disrupted dispute was long ago included whatever order had been in the Yale’s original reserves. imposed by Sto:lo clans on The treaty will provide a prothe fishing sites. Some Sto:lo cess for temporary access by people were moved south to other people, native and nonreserves in the Fraser Valley, native. where they were expected to We will see if she is right, abandon their traditional ways perhaps as early as this sumand become farmers. mer. Sto:lo Nation president Joe There are two regions of Hall put it to me this way: “I B.C. where the encroachment don’t want to be like Donald of European settlers led to Trump and look at people’s shooting wars with aboriginal birth certificates, but the Yale people. One was the Caribooare a Sto:lo band. They would Chilcotin and the other was have been chased out of the Fraser Canyon. there a long time ago if they Tom Fletcher is legislative weren’t.” reporter and columnist for In the treaty debate, SimpBlack Press and BCLocalson put it to Aboriginal Relanews.com tions Minister Mary Polak that tfletcher@blackpress.ca the federal and provincial

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notice of hearing Liquor Primary Endorsement Hearing NOTICE is hereby given that the Township of Langley Council will meet and hold a Hearing. AT THE HEARING all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed application shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the application that is the subject of the hearing. LIQUOR PRIMARY LICENCE ENDORSEMENT APPLICATION NO. LP000016 OWNER:

Thunderbird Legacy Holdings Ltd. 22757 – 72 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 2K3

APPLICANT:

Thunderbird Show Park Ltd. PO Box 1150 Fort Langley, BC V1M 2S5

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Parcel “C” (L9720E) North East Quarter Section 15 Township 11 New Westminster District.

PURPOSE: Council to consider Thunderbird Show Park Ltd.’s request for endorsement to the Provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for a new Liquor Primary licence at the Thunderbird Show Park. The proposed liquor service will be event driven to permit the service of alcohol at equestrian events between the months of April and October with hours of operation between 11:00am to 10:00pm daily. The applicant has requested an indoor capacity of 16 persons and an outdoor capacity of 73 persons in and around the concession building. An additional outdoor capacity of 300 persons has been requested for a patio area adjacent to a riding ring. AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of Township of Langley Liquor Primary Licence Endorsement application

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Dr. Aly Kanani of Langley Orthodontics (left) handed out Good Deeds awards on May 26. One went to R.C. Garnett student Nicolas Festing (front), with his parents Gabriel and Bette and sister Analisa. Times columnist (centre) Jim McGregor was one of the judges. applications. The finalists for the Langley Good Deed Awards were Kaitlynn Ladwig and Nicolas Festing of R.C. Garnett, Andi Jones of Pacific Heights Elementary, Karlee Lebedynski of Ecole Kwantlen Park, Nicholas Exelby of A.J. McLellan, Keaton Farmer of Pacific Heights Elemenrary, Ty Kelly of H.D. Stafford, Vanshika Joshi of Diamond Elementary and Sabrina Bergeron-Bailey of Ecole Gabrielle Roy. The grand prize winner was Chris Taylor of Langley Fundamental, who was presented the award by Kanani and the 2010 Langley Good Deed award winner, Kristi Rolston of Clayton Heights Secondary. Applying the ideal that “doctors heal people, but people heal the world,” Kanani launched the

awards in order to help motivate young people to become active in their communities and in turn, instill in them positive qualities, like innovativeness, self-motivation, selfesteem and a desire to help others. “The response has been very humbling,” Kanani commented. “As our committee reviewed the award entries over the past several months, there were numerous entries that brought tears to the eyes of several of us,” he said. “We strongly believe in the great potential of the Langley and surrounding area youth. Numerous schools participated and several hundred entries were received, even from children as young as five years old,” he added. Kanani, a Langley orthodontist, founded

and personally funds the entire administration and giving of these awards. They are presented twice a year to young people in Langley and area. “In today’s world, it is important to acknowledge young people’s good deeds,” Kanani said. “It is not true as portrayed frequently in some media that only bad things are happening. Langley is an amazing culturally rich and diverse city with so many talented young people. By focusing on what is good, we can get a different perspective on our society.” The next Langley Good Deed Awards will be held in October. Youth interested in participating in future awards can visit www. SurreyGood DeedAwards.com.

Investing in the Growing Sector of Seniors’ Retirement Housing No. LP000016 and relevant background material may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from June 7 to 13, both inclusive, at the Community Development Division Development Services counter, 2nd Floor, Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338-65 Avenue. DATE:

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New park to honour Fripps A woman whose energy and enthusiasm had an enormous impact on her community will be remembered not only in a school named after her, but now a neighbouring park. Langley Township council announced that a park being built on 83 Avenue in Willoughby will be named Lynn Fripps Park, adjacent to the Lynn Fripps Elementary School currently under construction. “Lynn was an outstanding community volunteer who was dedicated to helping those around her,” Mayor Rick Green said. Fripps’ husband, Simon vander Goes, and their sons Benjamin, Nicholas and Adam, were present for the announcement. Fripps Lynn passed away from breast cancer Fripps in 2005. “She had a huge effect on everything she got involved with,” Green said, adding that “Lynn was always an optimist, always eager to seize the day.” He said that naming the park in Fripps’ honour was a fitting way to commemorate a woman who made a huge impact on the community. Council will advance funding for the park and moving forward with its development this year. Lynn Fripps Park will open in September 2012, when the elementary school is scheduled to open. Lynn Fripps Park will include two soccer fields, and softball diamond for casual use. A children’s playground has already been built at the south end of the site, and the park will share hard court surfaces for sports such as basketball with Lynn Fripps Elementary. Exterior access washrooms and sufficient parking that can be used by park visitors will also be constructed at the school, as part of a joint use partnership that has been established between the Township and the Langley School District.

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Fresh Herbs

Why pay a fortune for in those little plastic packages when you can grow your own endless supply. Plant a few in a pot close to the kitchen door, then pop out and snip off whatever you need, whenever you want. Brain surgery it ain’t. Great selection in 4” pots. Reg. 3.69

Kong Coleus

is a great name for this new plant. Ideal in shade or a bit of morning sun, the brightly coloured leaves on this plant will get as big as your face. I was going to say they get as big as another part of your anatomy, but alas I can’t.

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After sixteen weeks of entering your ballots, (approximately 45,000) checking the weekly picture board to see how many spots were left in hopes that you could still be one of the sixteen ďŹ nalists, to this moment, the Winner of the 2011 Honda Civic Coupe is Christine Richardson (week #10 draw winner). Congratulations Christine, shown right, with her family! It was a very exciting morning as the sixteen ďŹ nalists met for a meeting prior to the draw. As they sat face to face enjoying refreshments and ďŹ lling out forms it was a great chance for everyone to share the excitement knowing that in less than an hour one of them would own a 2011 Honda Civic Coupe. Each of the sixteen ďŹ nalists were assigned a number (the week # they were drawn) and it was done by a reverse draw. The ďŹ rst ball drawn was #15 Fred Handley and he was the winner of Team Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sidney Crosby Goal, next drawn week #4 Linda Armstrong (Co-op gift Card sponsored by Enterprise Paper), #16 Lani Dorman (Otter Co-op Napoleon Barbecue), #3 Darlene Hibbs (Hockey Jersey sponsored by Otter Co-op), #14 Linda Iny (Hockey Jersey Sponsored by Freybe), #6 Irene Holtz (Cleveland Wedge & 2 rounds of golf at Redwoods GC sponsored by Gateway Mechanical Services/Langley Times), #1 Bev Horsman (Kurig Coffee Maker (K cup)

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with 2 boxes of coffee sponsored by Van Houtte Coffee), #12 Barbara McConnell (Kurig Coffee Maker (K cup) with 2 boxes of coffee sponsored by Van Houtte Coffee), #5 Victoria Urquhart (Nakamura Monster 6.1 Mountain Bike sponsored by Island Farms), #8 Brian Gorman (Canon FS300 Camcorder sponsored by Otter Co-op Pharmacy)

#13 Joanne Bonetti, shown below, (Panasonic Quattron 4 Color TV with $99 Geek Squad Installation sponsored by Aldergrove Credit Union) Pictured with Joanne representing the Aldergrove Credit Union (L) Bobbi Dhillon and (r) of Joanne Denise Menzies and Otter Co-op Food Division Manager Mike Senger.

#2 Angel Robson (Delphi Personal xm Satellite Radio sponsored by Otter Co-op Pharmacy) #7 Tianna Herrewynen (Ipad sponsored by Otter Co-op), #9 Janice Nikkel (Ipad sponsored by Otter Co-op), #11 Neil Oslund (wife Judy standing in) (Barbecue sponsored by Watson Gloves),

And the Grand Prize Winner, week #10 Christine Richardson (2011 Honda Civic sponsored by Otter Co-op). We would like to express a sincere thank you to everyone that participated in our contest from sponsors, to staff, to everyone that ďŹ lled out an entry to our ďŹ nal sixteen ďŹ nalists, each of you helped to make our Car Give Away Contest a great success! Proceeds from the hotdog sale held during the festivities were donated to the Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

!NOTHER'REAT9EARFOR/TTER#O OP OVER $3.65 MILLION IN CASH AND EQUITY TO BE ALLOCATED TO MEMBERS The 89th Annual Meeting of the Otter Farm and Home Co-operative was held on Wednesday, May 25 at D.W. Poppy Secondary. The attendance was up from the past few years with 170 members and 29 guests. Our previous Operations Manager and recently appointed General Manager, Jack Nicholson was pleased to report that Otter Co-op had another very successful year in 2010. Our previous General Manager Dean McKim has moved on to the position of the Region Manager for Federated Co-op in Saskatoon. We wish to congratulate Dean and wish him, wife Donna and sons Tyson and Jayden all the best!

Retiring President Jim Elphick pictured here with Board Secretary Gerrie Wise

We would like to congratulate newly elected board member Patrick Freeman to a one year term and welcome back Frank Braun for a three year term. Frank is a former board member that completed nine years and had to take the mandatory one year break. Also re-elected for a second term is Brittany Bergevin and previously appointed director Dick Mayer also earned a three year term. Congratulations to you all! Thank you to all ten of the candidates that ran

for a position on our board of directors. We are pleased to continue welcoming hundreds of new members each month. For a onetime fee of $10 you too can have a membership and share in the cash and equity repayments. This year our members only had to spend $341 at a rate of 4.19% to receive a cheque. You can purchase an Otter Co-op Membership at any of our locations and immediately start working

OUR NEWLY FORMED BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pictured here left to right, Gerrie Wise, Brittany Bergevin, John Watt, Dorothy Anderson, Frank Braun, Dick Mayer, Frank Hauzer, George Peles, Patrick Freeman and Junior Director Tanner Graham.

towards sharing in the membership beneďŹ ts. Otter Co-op continues to be a very strong supporter in the community and is very proud to have partnered with some ďŹ ne organizations in 2010-2011 donating in excess of $115,000. On behalf of everyone at Otter Co-op we would like to extend a sincere thank you to Jim Elphick (nine years service) and Soren Bech (six years service) as they complete their terms on the board. Both men were extremely dedicated to the Co-op in every aspect and were truly leaders on the Board. Thank you both for your commitment and service to Otter Co-op and we wish you all the Best!

Retiring Director Soren Bech pictured with Board Secretary Gerrie Wise


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'REETINGS/TTER#O OP-EMBERSHIP President’s Message: I am very happy and proud to be Otter Co-op’s newly elf.. elected Board President. I was asked to introduce myself. My name is Frank Hauzer; I was born in Europe and immigrated to Canada in 1960 at the age of ten, and spent six years in central and southern Alberta. Life est progression improved as my parents moved further west verrry to the Vancouver, Lower Mainland area. I have taken every opportunity at formal functions, to thank my parents for having the wisdom to move to this great country. Frank Hauzer President Furthermore, Canadian society and culture has made mee a better person. dreeen My wife Christa and I were married in 1973 and have raised four beautiful children havvve who are now young adults. There are no grand children yet, so in lieu of, we have a house puppy named Lexy whom we adore. We have lived on the same ten acre hobby farm since 1977, which consists of a dozen beef cow/calves, a couple of saddle horses, chickens, etc. In my day job I bottth was employed by BC Hydro as a power engineer. I feel I have had the best of both ot worlds in the sense that if I had a stressful day at the BC Hydro office, when I got home, I could grab a cold drink and head outside to enjoy the simpler things in life even if it was just to scratch a cow on her back. That for me, was the most relaxing, soothing medicine a doctor could ever order. In August 2010 I retired from BC Hydro after 38 years as a power engineer. I thoroughly loved my career with BC Hydro; therefore, one would assume there is no stress involved. Wrong, since retiring, my health has improved immensely. Prior to being elected to the Otter Co-op Board, I served on the board at Consumers Co-op. I played a huge part in the amalgamation process between the two Co-ops. In the past year I have served on the Otter Co-op’s Board as well as sat on the Member Relations Committee. I look forward to the year ahead, working with the great board, management and staff at Otter Co-op. My co-op business philosophy is to diversify and expand. We have an exciting year ahead!

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Good Friday, April 22 was a beautiful day for the Kids’ Club East Approximately 450 children and their families took part in the f included the ever favorite cupcake decorating, face painting, Bo petting zoo, 4-H Hotdog sale, balloon artists, lollipop tree and m Easter theme games. The Easter Bunny stopped in to visit and s Cooper our Co-op mascot.

If you are under 12 years old and not yet a member of the Otte Kids’ Club don’t wait any longer. Come and join in on the fun! All Kids’ Club Events are Free. Check our website for det or registration at www.ottercoop.com.

Frank Hauzer OTTER CO-OP PRESIDENT

MOREPHOTOSFROMTHE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

SCHOLARSHIPS GRADE 12 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Left to right: Brandon VanGenderen, Tessa Heath, Sabrina Anderson, Kaitlyn Gisler and Jim Elphick Board President. Missing from Photo Sherisse Roseboom.

#ONGRATULATIONSTOYOUALL

SUZANNE MURCHISON is the Mature Student Scholarship winner pictured with President Jim Elphick.

EXCERPTS FROM 2011 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BRITTANY BERGEVIN Pictured here are District #4 FCL Director Doug Potentier presenting Director Brittany Bergevin with a Level 1 Certificate of Achievement

This year we had twenty-eight grade twelve scholarship applications and seven applications for the Mature Scholarship. The committee had an extremely hard time picking five out of those twenty-eight amazing Grade 12 applications and one from the seven equally amazing Mature applications. One part of the Scholarship requirement is to write a 250 word essay on “What the Co-op Means to Me”. Here are a few excerpts from this year’s applicants: The Co-op’s wide range of services, such as a post office, pharmacy, and

feed production, enables my family to be involved in the Co-op in ma different ways. The Co-op also serves the community in many ways, including through scholarships and community events. The Co-op is environmentally minded, which is an important aspect of any success business. Otter Co-op has many characteristics that I value, and that have been appreciated during my family’s time as a member. ~ Sherisse Roseboo Though the Otter Co-op may just be a grocery store to some but for


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OTTERžS COMINGEVENTS Parking Lot Sale s June 16-17-18 Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast s Saturday, June 18, 8am - 11am Board BBQ s Saturday, June 18, 11:30am - 2pm Canada Day Raspberry Social s Friday July 1, 12-3 Hardware & Family Fashions 2 Day Scratch Sale s Friday & Saturday July 1 & July 2 Hardware & Family Fashions 2 Day Scratch Sale s Sunday July 31 & Monday August 1 BC Day Blueberry Social s Monday, August 1 Equity Days - Members Sale s Thursday, Friday & Saturday September 8-9-10 Equity Days Chicken Barbecue s Friday September 9, 4:30 – 7:00 pm

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Spring is passing, and we are patiently waiting for Spr summer and some hot weather! It has been quite a sum busy spring here at Otter, finishing up our fiscal year bus end at the end of February. Our Annual Meeting was held a couple of weeks ago, and I’d like to thank wa all tthose members who came out to the meeting, listened to all of the reports, voted on new Board liste members, and showed an interest in how your Co-op me is doing. d Jack Nicholson And what a year Otter Co-op had this past year, General Manager having record sales of over $127,538,772! This is truly hav something we can all be very proud of. A patronage allocation of 4.19% was som approved on member purchases, meaning that $3,650,408 will be returned app in equity and cash back! Talk about your membership benefits! to members m It was w also reported that Otter Co-op donated in excess of $115,000 to different community groups, organizations, and events; another highlight that diff members can be very proud of. me Our 2011 year is off to a great start, with total sales currently 21.3% above Ou last year. Much of the increase can be attributed to the higher price of fuel we have been seeing at the pumps lately, but volume in most of our categories is hav also up, and we are feeling very optimistic about our start to the year. For those that didn’t get a chance to attend our Annual Meeting, we are currently working on plans to re-develop our gas bar and c-store on the cur corner of Fraser Highway and 248th, as well as planning a new site on the cor highway between Abbotsford and Mission. Plans are also well underway hig a produce/c-store in East Abbotsford in August of this year, and a to open o pharmacy to open in Abbotsford in September. We are very excited about pha these opportunities for the Co-op, and the additional markets that it will allow the us to t expand to in the future. We have just finished up our Win a Honda Event at the Retail Centre in Aldergrove, congratulations to our 16 semi-finalists from that great contest. Ald B sure and check back at all of our great locations regularly to see what new Be excitement is being planned, and how you can continue to reap the rewards eex xc off b being a member of the Otter Co-op. o I aam m very excited to be your new General Manager, and am extremely proud of tthe great employees, management and board here at the Co-op. It is great to work and have such a dedicated team to work with, as it certainly to come c makes my job easier! I am always available to speak to a member over any ma concern or opportunity to improve that you may have, or to just hear you con pass on a bouquet on some of our great staff. Have an awesome summer, pas enjoy the sun that I know is coming, and I look forward to seeing you at one of our locations.

Jack Nicholson GENERAL MANAGER

LADIESžNIGHT Otter Co-op Ladies Night Spring Fashion Show was held on Saturday April 16. It was a very fun filled evening that included a fashion show, refreshments, goody bags, discounts and lots of great door prizes. Once again there were a couple of the local firefighters that were willing to lend an arm to escort the ladies down the runway. The proceeds from the ticket sales were donated to the Otter Trotters Relay for Life team and the Otter Staff Community Diane, Shaun & Kady at Otter’s Ladies Night Group. Many thanks to all the models, Holly and the rest of the Deli Department for serving the refreshments and the Family Fashions department for making this event an annual success.


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NEWS Tanya Thakur 2010-2011 Junior Director

VOICE OF THEJUNIORDIRECTOR It is now exactly one year after my position as the Junior Director of Otter Co-op began. In that year, I have been exposed to countless opportunities and such incredible experiences that as a 17 year old, I know I’m pretty lucky to have them! Otter Co-op has been one of the bigger highlights of my grade school education and I am a better rounded person because of it. Last year, I remember my Junior Director interview and I have to say, it was extremely intimidating. It was nerve-wracking to be the centre of attention in a room full of knowledgeable adults who asked me questions like, “Where did you get your sources for the essay part of this application?” And I remember thinking, “Oh my gosh! I think they know I used Wikipedia” But panic attacks and sweaty palms aside, I think if I have to summarize my co-op experience and what it has taught me, I’d have to say it’s the importance of community. You see, I moved to Canada about 5 years ago, and so I know what it’s like to be displaced and to not feel a strong connection to one’s community. I was not very acquainted with the idea of co-op’s and their philosophy when I first started. But, in the past year, I too have felt the strong sense of community that drives a thriving business like Otter

Board representative Dorothy Anderson (Left) presenting outgoing Junior Director Tanya Thakur with a farewell gift.

and Saskatoon that I was given the opportunity to go to. While each co-op had a different approach to the issues which were raised at the meetings, cooperation was valued and disrespect was not tolerated.

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3000 miles away, I'm trying my best to maintain a seat on the Canucks' bandwagon. Unfortunately, 6:00pm PST games prove rather difficult James McMillan for someone watching from the Eastern Standard Time Zone. But a few late nights - okay, and I'll admit, a couple missed third periods aside - I've been able to keep up with our playoff run. Twinges of homesickness don't attack all that often, but I'd love to be back home right now, experiencing the Stanley Cup buzz that promises only to further grow over the course of these next two weeks. Chances are, by the time I do return home, the Stanley Cup will be long gone, far off in Europe, maybe Michigan; I don't believe the franchise has enough Canadian players to keep it on Canuck soil by the time August arrives. As I write these words, though, a constant vibration rumbles through my feet. My fingers are pressed against a small cell phone keyboard. The endless grind between railway and train, punctuated by the occasional metallic screech, overwhelms the pitter-patter sound of my fingers tapping away against the plastic keys. An intercom above me exudes a crackle, coughing out static. A thin voice follows: “Express train to Grand Central Station. Express train to Grand Central Station.” The words taper off into a static-ridden silence before rising again: “Please have your tickets ready.”

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Moreover, there was a sense of equality which I felt keenly being the only 17 year old there. At workshops and meetings, I was expected to participate and have my say. Being a “youth” did not mean that my views were undermined. In fact, I was asked to make presentations and share my experiences as a Junior Director. In my volunteer experience, I’ve come across so many organizations which use the presence of a youth on a board as merely a PR opportunity. But, Otter Co-op is different because while I am certainly not capable of understanding all of the business jargon, my participation was encouraged and I was given every opportunity to question how a business works, even if they were extremely dumb like “how long is a credit period?” In fact, part of my business course at school requires me to write a 2000 word paper on a local organization, and the management at Otter went out of their way to provide me with the resources I needed. So, I’d like to thank Richard, Jack, Bev and Merilee for being so “co-operative” I’d like to add that attending the Regional meeting and AGM in Saskatoon was one of the times when I realized how unique this position is to our co-operative. Across Western Canada, I was proud to say that Otter Co-op was the only organization which had a student representative. Many directors were interested in what responsibilities my position entailed and impressed with Otter for being so forward thinking and community oriented. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience which has not only allowed me to be a better rounded person but has also enriched my life with wonderful learning experiences. So, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Directors for offering me this opportunity. Furthermore, I would like to extend my thanks to the membership for making Otter Co-op into the community focused place it is.

Co-op. The position of Junior Director itself represents this philosophy, which is unique to this co-operative. Not only does it let youth like me gain managerial experience, but it’s also part of an outreach effort to strengthen this sense of belonging as one of my most important duties is to communicate the value of being part of such a great community to my peers! In this conflicted world we live in today, to be part of an organization like Otter Co-op with its philosophy of co-operation and respect is a wonderful thing. I have witnessed this numerous times in board meetings where even though everyone may possess different outlooks, there is a sense of respect even if there is a difference of opinion. This experience also held true at the regional and national conferences in Calgary

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ate on a rainy spring afternoon, four artists are lounging behind their easels in an old barn at the back of a south Langley property. While the sky continues its seemingly relentless assault — soaking the surrounding woods and lush green pastures — inside Bernie Major’s barn, it’s warm and dry, as Major, Dianne Lynne, Bette Laughy and Carole Rayer wrap up an afternoon’s painting with a bit of chit chat. They are the last of the eight member group, known collectively as the Artists of Bernie’s Barn, to finish up for the day, and the conversation soon turns to the group’s latest projects and exhibits, as well as some of the more exotic — and sunny — locations they’ve visited in pursuit of their craft. The sun-drenched land and cityscapes of Mexico and Italy, Turkey, Egypt and France have all provided the artists with a bit of a change from the grey-green light typical of B.C.’s temperate rain forests. In fact, for some of the members, it was during these trips abroad that they first met other members of the group, which formed a decade ago. Rayer, currently working on a large Mediterranean-inspired street scene in shades of gold, brown and turquoise, met fellow Bernie’s Barn artist Lynne and her husband, Rick McDiarmid, at a course McDiarmid was teaching in France. Laughy, meanwhile, came to the group through its other founding member, Stu Richardson, with whom she once taught at Kwantlen. Various connections eventually brought together nine artists to meet each Thursday afternoon, for a few hours spent painting, critiquing one another’s pieces, or just enjoying each other’s company as they work inside the old barn with its unpainted wood walls. Today, the space practically screams artists’ studio, but 10 years ago, the message was more ‘disaster zone,’ Major laughs. “There were no windows, and it was full of all the junk from me living here and the people before me living here,” he said. So he got busy cleaning. Once Major had the space cleared, he had it wired, laid carpet and fitted it with a small kitchen area for the artists’ weekly potluck lunches. Then he cut a few holes in the barn walls to let in some natural light and had a black cast iron stove installed in the centre of the room so the group can work year round in the uninsulated building. “The rest is just a hodge podge,” Major said. “But it’s the perfect studio, because

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Above: Langley artist Bernard Major, one of the founders of the Artists of Bernie’s Barn, works on a portrait of his wife. On Saturday, Major will be at Frames West Gallery in Murrayville for a one-day exhibit of his work inspired by a recent trip to Egypt; Below: Carole Rayer works on a street scene inside Major’s south Langley barn. you’ve got all the space in the world, and you can make as big a mess as you like and nobody cares.” Richardson passed away a couple of years ago, leaving Major as the only man in the group. But he continues to appreciate the camaraderie the seven women provide with each weekly visit. “Artists tend to be solitary people, so it’s nice when you can be with a bunch of people,” he said. “We nurse each other along, because you

don’t always see your own mistakes.” There are no rules and no fees; the artists come and go as they like. Having no commitment creates a sort of commitment in its own right, they say. “I like it because I know I’m going to paint at least one day a week,” said Laughy. Being part of the group has also given them a rare opportunity to pay tribute to their late friend. After Richardson died, his wife found a number of his unfinished pieces and gave them to the barn group. They’ve each taken a painting or two to complete, working, whenever possible, from the same photos Richardson used. Trying to remain true to the vision of the artist

who had a strong background in graphic design, has meant working outside their usual styles, and that’s a challenge they’ve embraced. “It’s been quite an experience,” said Major, “because we all paint differently, and none of us paint like Stu.” Lynne, for instance, started working on a partially completed landscape painting — carrying on in the direction the artist was going in his depiction of the trees, rocks and water — or so she thought. “I painted the whole thing in the colours he was kind of using — these bright colours,” Lynne said. “Then Bernie found the pictures (Richardson was working from) and so, I’m just repainting it again,” she added with a sort of combination laugh and sigh. Over the years, when they’ve completed enough work to display, the group puts on an exhibit as they did last month at the Newton Cultural Centre. Knowing they have a show coming up gives the artists focus, said Major. Because of the limited gallery space available in Langley, the group has exhibited mostly in Surrey and Delta, usually raising money for charity in the process. continued, PAGE 31


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“It kind of puts pressure on me for next year; I mean, four firsts, how do you beat that?.”

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Langley Secondary’s Georgia Ellenwood had a golden time at the B.C. high school track and field championships, winning four gold medals and setting personal bests in all four events. Ellenwood was also named the meet’s outstanding female performer. expect this time around. And the fact she was given the meet’s outstanding female award came as a surprise too. Ellenwood was already out of uniform when she heard her name called for the presentation. “I had no idea (about the award),” she said. “I was really shocked when I got

it, but obviously very happy.” A big reason for Ellenwood’s success is the fact she has long competed against older competition. With the Mustangs, she has entered several meets against university-aged athletes. Not winning those events helps keep her humble and hungry.

The busy 12-month period continues for Ellenwood as she prepares for the world youth championships in France next month. Ellenwood will compete in heptathlon. “I have never competed in anything like that, so I am pretty nervous,” she said.

Late-starting Los making up for lost time Langley Christian high jumper, Walnut Grove hurdler both capture gold GARY AHUJA Times Sports

Two years ago, Alvin Los hadn’t even given the high jump a chance. But at the insistence of the track and field coach for Langley Christian School — who saw Los’ height and jumping ability on the basketball court — she convinced him to give the sport a try. Last year, he won silver at the B.C. high school track and field champion-

“(The nice weather) was good for ships. But on Saturday, on day two of the your attitude, I guess.” 2011 championships held at Burnaby’s Los and St. George’s Swangard Stadium, Los Bashir Khan both actudid one better, winning ally cleared the same the gold medal in the height, but Los got the high jump. gold by virtue of doing it “When I started, I in less tries. didn’t have any techHe credits joining the nique, I just jumped,” he Langley Mustangs Track admitted. and Field Club last sumLos cleared 1.95m — Alvin Los the same height as the high jump gold medalist mer as a big reason for his development. year before — but this “Just a lot more traintime it was enough for ing, and trainer harder and longer,” he the gold. said. “It felt really good because it was the The graduating senior was a bit disapfirst time I jumped in the sun,” he said. pointed he failed to at least match his “It has rained every other meet I have personal best, which is 2.0m, or come been to.

“When I started, I didn’t have any technique, I just jumped.”

close to achieving the national standard height of 2.04m. Los will continue to train and compete with the Mustangs this summer and then he is off to Iowa’s Dordt College on a track and field scholarship. UUUUU Since Grade 8, Jade Vaughan looked forward to the moment where she would stand atop the podium, the gold medal draped around her neck, after winning at the B.C. high school track and field championships. Two years ago, she was forced to miss the track and field season because of injury, and then last year, while Vaughan was able to compete, her training and continued, PAGE 43


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Rivermen pull O’Rourke away from the Heat GARY AHUJA Times Sports

While he loved his last job as an assistant coach with the Abbotsford Heat, Steve O’Rourke knew he would need to step away. On Thursday, O’Rourke was announced as the head coach and general manager of the junior A Langley Rivermen at a press conference at the Langley Events Centre. “For me, (this) is a good step to get head coaching experience,” he said. “Another big reason for me was family. “The Abbotsford Heat, I love the level, I love where I was at, but ultimately, I had to give more time to my family.” O’Rourke, who celebrated his wedding anniversary on

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Wednesday, has a 12-year-old and a the Fraser Valley, and Langley specifically. seven-year-old. “I am excited about “My commitment here building a team you can will be at the same level, be proud of, a team with but in Abbotsford we character, leadership, travel a lot,” he added. integrity, and above all, “Just that amount of a huge amount of work time away from two kids ethic,” O’Rourke told the and a growing family, it press conference. was a lot.” “I am excited about O’Rouke was being part of this approached by Rivermen program going forward.” co-owner Roy Henderson Steve O’Rourke, whose to take the job. O’Rourke professional playing Henderson said he career involved seven was looking for a teacher seasons in Europe, the ECHL when he filled the role. and the UHL, earned his masters “The main aspect of coaching in sport management after is teaching,” Henderson said.“I completing his bachelor of arts guarantee they will be very well in kinesiology at the University of coached.” Lethbridge. Henderson also added that Prior to joining the Heat, he the team will place a priority spent three years working as the on helping develop players in

GARY AHUJA Times Sports

As a way of showing they truly are the community hockey team, the Langley Rivermen announced that all registered local minor hockey players will receive a free season ticket to watch the junior A hockey club. That means all players in the Langley Minor Hockey Association, the Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association and the Aldergrove

Minor Hockey Association — which last year totaled nearly 1,600 players — will attend for free in 2011/12, providing they have an adult with them. “Junior A hockey is about the community, and more importantly, the kids,” said Taylor Henderson, the club’s director of operations. The team was purchased by Taylor’s father, Roy, and uncle, John, last month. They officially took control on June 1 and held an introductory press conference

head instructor at the Okanagan Hockey Academy, so going from coaching pro men to teenage boys is not something new. “The pros were good to work with, but for the most part, it was refining those skills,” he explained. “Here it is going to be teaching the game again. “System-wise in Abbotsford, you only had to tell them once and they got it.Here it is going to have to be told several times, several different ways, and that is what I am excited about, the teaching part of it.” O’Rourke will be joined behind the bench by assistant coaches Bobby Henderson, Roy Henderson’s eldest son, and Jordan Emmerson. Both coached junior B with the Mission Icebreakers last season. Pasco Valana will serve as the

on Thursday, where they also announced Steve O’Rourke as the new head coach and general manager. The Rivermen also announced a new ticket pricing scheme. The early bird prices for season tickets (which is 30 games) is $139 for seniors and students and $198 for adults. A family of four can get tickets for $520. Single game prices are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors and children under six are free.

team’s goaltending coach, while Wayne Hubbard will be the team’s trainer. Hubbard will be helped by longtime Langley junior hockey fan John Anderson, who served the same role with the Langley Chiefs. Ross Beebe will maintain his role as the team’s educational advisor. The Rivermen also announced Kirk Starr as their head scout. And Taylor Henderson, Roy Henderson’s youngest son, will serve as the Rivermen’s director of operations. The team is also co-owned by John Henderson, Roy’s brother. The Rivermen also introduced some new player signings as well as having the returning players on hand for the press conference. For a full list of players, visit www.langleytimes.com. “We want to create an event for families to come and enjoy,” Taylor Henderson said. “Sure we have a hockey game, but we plan to have much more and it starts with affordability.” The team also unveiled their mascot, a Daniel Boone-type character. The mascot remains unnamed and there will be a name the mascot contest through the team’s website, www.LangleyRivermen.com, which launches June 6.

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Langley Fundamental Titans’ Jesse Lynch ran his way to a pair of silver medals at the B.C. high school track and field championships. Lynch took silver in both the 110m and 400m hurdles races.

Vaughan overcomes nerves to take gold second after preliminaries, finishing in 1:05.95. recovery were not at the point But in the finals, she shaved where she could run in her prefthree seconds off her personal ered event, the hurdles. best, taking the gold in 1:02.38. So this year marked the final “It was really close, I just had to try for the Grade 12 Walnut Grove push very hard at the end.” Secondary stuWith the high dent. school season And all day, the now done, 17-year-old felt Vaughan will nervous and sick spend the sumleading up to the mer training with race, but when it her club team, came to perform, the Coquitlam Vaughan went Cheetahs. out a winner. And then in “It was a very August, she is off happy experito the Univerence,” she said on sity of Texas at Monday, two days Arlington, where Jade Vaughan after taking the her older brother hurdles gold medalist gold medal in the Jarid attended on 400m hurdles at scholarship. HavSwangard Stadium. She also won ing graduated in December, he is silver as part of the Gators’ 4x400 still involved with the university’s relay team. track and field program as an “I have been working really assistant coach. hard for this and have been lookHaving her sibling there will be ing forward to high school provin- a great help. cials all through Grade 8. “My brother is like my idol,” she “I really, really wanted to get the said. gold this year.” “He is like my best friend and In Saturday’s race, Vaughan was my mentor.” from PAGE 41

“I have been working really hard for this and have been looking forward to high school provincials all through Grade 8.”

Medals and top 10 finishes for Langley high school athletes at the B.C. provincial track and field championships: U Jesse Lynch (Langley Fundamental) silver in the 110m and 400m hurdles. U Shelby Smithson (Walnut Grove) silver in the high jump and bronze in the heptathlon. U Carolyn Sutherland (Brookswood) silver in the long jump, fourth in the 100m. U Adam Osborne (Brookswood) silver in the pole vault, fourth in the 100m and fifth in the decathlon. U In the relays, Brookswood (Sydney Williams, Allison Giesbrecht, Carolyn Sutherland and Jennifer Doan) won silver in the 4x100 relay and Walnut Grove (Meg Harradine, Jade Vaughan, Andrea Robinson and Ashley Windsor) won silver in the 4x400 relay. U Trevor Van Delft (Credo Christian) won bronze in the triple jump. U Ashley Windsor (Walnut Grove) was fourth in the 800m. U Stuart Ellenwood (Langley) was fourth in the 400m. U Andrea Robinson (Walnut Grove) was fifth in the 400m hurdles. U Joel Lutz (Brookswood) sixth in the high jump. U Eli Kastelien (Langley Christian) eighth in the 400m hurdles. U Braeden Donnelly (Walnut Grove) eighth in the 800m. U Emily Lynch (Langley Fundamental) 10th in the pole vault. U Walnut Grove’s senior boys (Sean Burnett, Braeden Donnelly, Rob Matier, and Justin Mazey) were fourth in the 4x400 relay.

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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for a certified Journeyman 40 ton crane operators ASAP. Excellent wages, full benefits after 90 days, profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days, full-time career minded individuals preferred. Please send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Journeyman Welders, $31. $35. per hour. 2nd/3rd year apprentices, hourly rate based on experience. Full benefits after 90 days. Profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days. Fulltime career minded individuals preferred. Send resume to: joe@autotanks.ca or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview. CVI CERTIFIED MECHANIC wanted for Langley Fleet Shop. F/T, Good wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 604-513-8004 or email: tridem@telus.net FRAMERS & Carpenters Needed. Min 2 yr exp pref. Particularly need worker’s exp in wall building. Send resume to: dimitri@fourthriteconstruction.com GRADUATING? The trades are a great career choice! Consider becoming an automotive service technician at Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta. APPRENTICE OR LICENSED candidates considered. Competitive wages, bonus potential, benefits. Clean, modern shop. Fax resume to 403-854-3141 or email: chrysler@telusplantet.net LOADER/BACKHOE OPERATOR. Min 5 yrs experience. Email resume to: yardman10@live.ca

Tritech Group Ltd 1 Project Manager needed; full time. $90,000 per year plus benefits; completion of university; P.Eng certification; 5 or more years exp in water & wastewater system & heavy civil construction; able to supervise up to 20 staff; budgetary responsibility of $50,000 or more; email resume: tritechind@hotmail.com bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

EXPERIENCED UNDERGROUND DIAMOND DRILLERS.$$$ Earn big AUD $$$ Enjoy the Land Down Under AUSTRALIA Leave the Visa to US!! Swick Mining Services is one of Australia’s largest mineral drilling contractors providing underground and surface drilling services both nationally and internationally. Swick is a market leader in the development of innovative rig designs and drilling practices that deliver improved productivity, value, safety and versatility. To be considered for this position you will: Have proven experience in Boart Longyear rigs LM45/55/75/90, Atlas Copco’s Diamec, or similar; Hold a current Driver’s Licence; Pass a comprehensive medical including a drug and alcohol screen; Be physically fit and prepared for work in hot and remote locations; Provide a criminal background check. To Apply send your CV and a Cover Letter tochelsea.raffan@ swickmining.com.au You Will Be Offered: Top Dollars for your Experience with bonus incentives. Great Shifts …….2 x 1, 2 x 2. some 1 x 1 depends on site. Accommodation in a quality apartment near one of our many beautiful sandy beaches! Spend your R & R surfing, putting a shrimp on the barbie, seeing the country, or just having a cold beer! Return flights home to visit family and friends every six months paid for by Swick! The best site accommodation available. Proven State of the Art Equipment

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

SHANGHAI. Spring Special $10 off with ad, 10am-12am 604591-1891, 16055 Fraser Hwy, Sry

WOW!! IT’S FREE!!

Come try my exceptional Real Massage and get soothing Hot Stone Therapy for free!! Call Celeste Now (778)836-1252

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS Angela is renowned Physic Healer Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 65 yrs. of experience

604-364-8895 173E

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

Bergamonte- The Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order.! 888-470-5390

FINANCIAL SERVICES

*10.5% Targeted ROI Paid Monthly • Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more... contact Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or info@thealternative.ca * Historical performance does not guarantee future returns. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-7761660.

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604-777-5046

We offer full-time steady employement, competitive wages, as well as an extended health and dental benefits package. We invite you to fax us at: 604-538-8608 or email us at: info@mpbconstruction.com Check us out at: www.mpbconstruction.com

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: careers@mudbaydrilling.com or fax to 604-888-4206. No phone calls.

WOOD FENCE INSTALLERS Experienced, detail oriented tradesmen req’d for established cedar company. Preference given to those that are fully equipped with truck / trailer and all the necessary tools and equipment. Please fax your resume to (604) 583-8316 Attn: commercial

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WAREHOUSE

WAREHOUSE PERSON req’d for shipping and receiving duties in busy environment. Must be able to operate forklift and lift heavy cartains. $13/hr. plus benefits. Send resume to: Fax 604-882-9229 or email: info@hjukstrom.com

CONCRETE & PLACING

damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES www.elementsofconcrete.com Decorative Concrete Contractors 604-467-1507

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DRYWALL

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

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ELECTRICAL 104607

Big Mountain Electric Bonded, experienced Friendly service Reasonable price No job too small Reno’s/Additions

778-892-4299

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function... • Dinner Parties • Executive Meetings • Family Gatherings • Weddings / Banquets • B-B-Ques • Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

Kristy 604.488.9161 180

Want to advance your career? Drillers Assistants (labour)

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SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or

#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774

HOME RENOVATION TRADESMAN NEEDED MPB Construction, South Surrey’s leading renovator is looking for experienced and versatile tradespeople to join our great team.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

EDUCATION/TUTORING

A PA R T M E N T / C O N D O M I N I U M MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST. Help people, love your work, earn a great living. Hybrid distance/on-campus learning. Monthly or weekly classes in Calgary or Edmonton. Instructors successful RMTs. Financial aid available. 1866-491-0574. For Open House dates: www.mhvicarsschool.com. www.redialmassageschool.com Work from Home! CanScribe College offers the best online Medical Transcription training in Canada. Great work at-home opportunities. Don’t delay. Enroll today!1-800-4661535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)

.Own a home? Need Money? Origin Home Financial Partners

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HIGH OUTLET ELECTRIC #22047 WE LOVE SMALL JOBS

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CARPET CLEANING

~CHOICE CARPET CLEANING~ Free Estimates. Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025 (24 hr) 788-688-0117

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CLEANING SERVICES

3 Ladies Maid Service Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716 Call...And It’s Done Cleaning & Home Services 778-968-0341 All Jobs Big & Small. Great Rates CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539 HOME FREE HOUSECLEANING Professionally trained housecleaner $25/hr Bondable, supplies incl. weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. Move in/out Chris 604-575-1736. MAID OF Miracles Housecleaning Service. 1st Clean on us! Call for a free in-home est, (778)823-2600.

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CONCRETE & PLACING

Concrete Lifting Specialist

Bonniecrete Const Ltd Free Est & Warranties D House & Garage Floors D Driveways D Patios, etc. D Raise to Proper Height D Eliminate Trip Spots D Provide Proper Drainage

Over 25 yrs exp.

Ross 604D535D0124 CONCRETE PLACING/FINISHING, Removal/ Replacement Experts. Free est. Call Chris (778)552-8537

Resid., Commer., & Indust. ALL WORK GUARANTEED!

James 604-220-8347 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

EXCAVATORS EX60 - EX300

BACKHOES 4 X 4 C/W bracker & hoepack

CATS 6 ways to wide blades

DUMP TRUCKS C/W Trailers

BOBCATS C/W attachments

FARM TRACTORS C/W attachments

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

GRAHAM’S EXCAVATING

(604)533-9108

FENCING

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Member of B.B.B. & G.V.H.B.A., WCB and liability insured, ref’s.

6’ Cedar Fence: $16/ft. Hand blt. Sundecks, Sheds & Gazebos. Est’d 1989, free est. Brad 604-530-9331

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★ Kitchens ★ Bathrooms Basement & Garage conversions ★Additions ★ Laminate ★Hardwood ★ Engineered Wood ★ Tile ★Carpet ★Baseboard & Crown moldings ★Sundecks ★Roofing.

~ Excavation, Clearing ~ ~ Drainage, Final Grading ~ Free Estimates, 20 years exp. Fully Insured/WCB

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Call Gary Ward @ M&W Classic Home Renovations 604-530-1175 gjward@telus.net

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 317

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A CLEAN CUT Lawn Care, Landscape, Mini Excavating, triming 604-220-9097,604-856-1558

ALL BEST LANDSCAPING All Lawn Care ~ Free Est.

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes

Lawn Cut, Ride-on mower, Pwr Rake, Aerating, Weeding. Hedge Trim, Pruning, Reseed, Edging, Moss Killer, Bark Mulch, Pressure Wash., Gutter Clean. Roof Clean. Res/Comm. Reas. Rates, Fully insured. WCB.

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Per Molson 575-1240

604-537-4140 POPEYE’S MOVING, Res. Comm. Free est. Serving Langley, White Rock. N. Delta. 604-626-6651 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

★ COMPOSTED MUSHROOM ★ ★ MANURE ★ 10 Yard & 15 Yard Specials Call 604-240-3237 HEDGE TRIMMING - Pruning, Weed/Moss control. Disposal. Call John at 778-241-0416

A-1 PAINTING CO.

604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

~MASTER CARPENTER~ Framing, Finishing Millwork, Cabinets Complete Renovations Additions, Decks Gazebos, etc. Local references available

• Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.

A-OK PAINTING

Call Derek

Forget the Rest Call The Best! Harry 604-617-0864

(604)720-5955

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

For all your decorating needs call a Master Painter with AAA/BBB Rating?

.Jim’s Mowing Spring Services - jimsmowing.ca

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS NEED GUTTERS? I install continuous aluminum gutters. Free estimate. Call Paul (604)897-2453

Member of BC Landscape and Nursery Association

TOPSOIL Planter mix or turf mix Meets or exceeds BC Landscape Standard Spec.

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Dan Laybourn Paint Contracting 38 Years Experience All Aspects of Painting Int./Ext. Com/Residential Free Estimates call anytime!

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

Call 604-531-5935 PARADISE LANDSCAPING FREE ESTIMATES Serving Langley since 1986 Lawn Mowing * Yard Cleanups Fertilizing * Hedges Pruning * Rubbish Removal New Lawns * Top Soil & Bark Mulch. Fully Insured

Call (604)889-6552

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PRESSURE WASHING

PETS 477

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, ready to go now. $700. Call (604)794-7347 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1500. 604-726-3934 English Springer Spaniels, ready June not reg., $850. (604)7984998. twbjmenges@gmail.com German Shepherd 12wk/old female good temper. black/tan, dewormed, 1st shots. $600. 604-466-2757. GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $750. (604)796-3026. No sun calls

South West Pro Wash Mobile $99; Rancher $149

TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS A to Z Roofing Ltd. Spec in re-roofing, asphalt, cedar, flat roof. Guar Wrk. WCB, BBB. 778-996-6479.

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL

Kittens, 5, Orange tabby, 2 female, 3 male, $100/ea. Call (604)7031077 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PRESA CANARIO pups, blk, fawn, brindle, 1st litter, very healthy, 1st shots, $800-$1200. 604-501-2626 RETRIEVER / LAB puppies, family raised, vet checked, first shots, $475 each. Call (604)869-0424 Shih-tzu/Pug pups, family raised, 2M, 1F- all black, 1st vet, shots, dewormed, $375. (604)393-7294

EARTH FRIENDLY

TOY POODLE puppies. 2 apricot, 1 white. Adorable. Ready to go July 1.$700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)

604.587.5865

Wanted: 1000 Saints

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

www.recycle-it-now.com

GOT JUNK? Rubbish Removal

1-800-468-5865 www.1800gotjunk.com Redeem this ad & Save $23 Rubbish Removal & more Small Haul Help.

604-202-3363

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

Welsh/Terrier pups, p/b, born apr 17, 2F, 1M, vet chek, 1cst shots, dewormed, puppy pad train, parents ckc reg. champion bloodlines, ready mid-end June, $1200. To view call (604)852-4669 email: weiss33@telus.net

#1 Soils, manure, gravels, lime stone, lava, sand. Del or p/u 604882-1344 visit www.portkellsnurseries.com / bulk material for pricing. LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.

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SEPTIC TANKS

ACME SEPTIC TANK SERVICES • Septic Tank Cleaning • Portable Toilets • Fence Rental • Exc. Rates • Same Day Delivery Service Visa & M/C Accepted 778-908-5931

372

SUNDECKS

Exceptional Quality

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com Building Customer Confidence

374

Quality Renovations

* BBB * Licensed * Insured * WCB

604.230.2217 / 604.999.5890

www.mdmservices.ca Serving Since 1993 FINISH CARPENTER Finish Carpentry-Mouldings, sundecks, stairs, siding, painting, drywall. Refs. Rainer cel 604-613-1018

560

Specializing in all types of: S Decking Systems S Railing Systems S Outdoor Living

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

DECKING RAILINGS • Cedar • Glass • Vinyl decking • Aluminum • Trex decking • Wrought iron • Pressure treated • Trex railings • Deck repairs • Cedar • Paving stone • Pressure & Concrete Treated

25 yrs. Quality Assured Work... Interior / Exterior Professional Flexible rates,meeting your budget. • Attention to Detail • Free Estimates • Drywall Repairs 604-813-7966

OUTDOOR LIVING • Fireplaces • Kitchens & BBQ’s • Sun Rooms & Patio Covers • Landscaping • Hot Tubs & Pools • Trellis & Gazebos

Darryl 604-626-7100 Visit: www.deckexperts.ca

WESTERLY

SHARP’S PAINTING

Interior/Exterior. FREE Estimates. Quality job. Fully insured - WCB Please call Sonly.

604-328-6387

David (778)881-2877

www.westerlyrestoration.com

SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing 604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

RESTORATION

LANDSCAPING

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

SL PAINTING

Rot repairs, Building envelope repairs, new deck construction, full deck restoration, exterior cladding. We do work for home owners and strata’s. Free consultation.

300

A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

Hayden Painting Solutions Ltd www.haydenpainting.ca

The finest in Outdoor Living... Design to Completion

TREE SERVICES

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-575-5555

332

PETS

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

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TREES for sale: Black Pine, Excelsiors, Emerald Cedars, Purple/White Lilacs, Twisted Willows. Good prices! Call (604)532-6810. WALKER POPLAR, plugs: $1.69/each for a box of 210 ($354.90). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or treetime.ca

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

477

PETS

5 ADORABLE, loveable kittens. 3 males, 2 females. Very cute. 1st shots. $50. ea. 604-855-3723 Abby Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786

MISC. FOR SALE

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 40” High Piano, Henry Herbert by Mason Rich - needs tuning. $500/obo. 604-531-9842 COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $2500. Baraton Conn $1900. Call 604-534-2997

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Escape: Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Wildfire, Earthquake, Landslide and Crime. N.IDAHO PEACEFUL COUNTRY CABIN on 30 ac. Get more magic from life. www.MagicMountain83858.com

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

ABBOTSFORD EAST. Newly updated 2 bdrms, 3 baths T/H. Quiet cds. 44+ complex. Sml pet ok. No rentals. $259,900. 604-556-7574.

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

630

On Time, On Budget, As Promised...

• Fencing/Decks • Water Damage • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Finished Basements • 24 hr. Emergency Service • Grow-Op Remediation & Repair Ask about our Referral Program

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. www.1000saints.ca

Call 604-607-6659 or Cell, 604-537-3553

Copy of Certificate for soil test available upon request

BARKMULCH SAND & GRAVEL BOULDERS

PLUMBING

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

CONTRACT OR HOURLY FREE ESTIMATES BBB MEMBER

Fresh & Old MUSHROOM MANURE & TOPSOIL...... Call 604-534-8452 GARDEN & LAWN Maint. Pruning, Hedge trim, Power Raking, Aeration. Free Est. Jason 604-614-5954 GARDEN TOPSOIL $20 per yard. Delivery available with 5 yard dump trailer. Mushroom manure $10/yard. 604-768-7571 or 604-856-4255

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$38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184 All your plumbing & heating needs. Affordable rates local Fraser Valley Plumber no job too small. Bill @778-241-3939

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

European Quality Workmanship

Bill, 604-306-5540 or 604-589-5909

MISC SERVICES

GET RESULTS! Post a classified in 123 newspapers in just a few clicks. Reach nearly 2 million people for only $395 a week - only $3.22 per newspaper. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Save over 85% compared to booking individually. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

FRIDGE $175; stove $150; washer $150; dryer $125. Good cond. Warnty. Free del. 604-951-4002.

518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

APPROX. 100 pieces of 20’ X 12”, 26 gauge aluminum Proloc roofing material. Like new. Dark brown in color. Also, bundle of gabling material - same. Value approx. $4500. Negotiable. Can deliver. 604-8201323 BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices!”. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1800-668-5422. SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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GARDEN EQUIPMENT

DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

LOTS

LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!!

636

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 703

ACREAGE

FARMLAND FOR LONG-TERM LEASE in DELTA: 23 acres, 5450 104 St.; In Langley: 28 acres, 88 St. & 264 Ave. Land only. For info call 604-683-9641.

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

CALL FOR SPECIALS LANGLEY CITY Spacious, Clean Bachelor, 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Heat, Hot Water,

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APARTMENT/CONDO

2 BDRM APARTMENT FOR RENT in Langley City Ideal for children, next to park and green space. Available for immediate occupancy.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

The Village at Thunderbird Centre

Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher Covered Parking Inquire about our huge rent incentives

Call 604-881-7111

CLOVERDALE BENBERG APTS. 17788 57 Ave. Senior building,1 & 2 bdrm suites avail now. Starting at $700 to $850/mo. 604-574-2078 CYPRESS PLACE. Lge 1 bdrm. Reno’d. Incl heat & h/w. Nr stores & medical facilities. NS/NP. 50+ Viewing 10am-5pm. Resident Mgr. Ann & John 604-530-2840. LANGLEY. 1 bdrm apt. Clean, quiet & secure. N/P. N/S. $750/mo. Avail. Gino 604-530-0417. LANGLEY

Email rental@thunderbirdvillage.ca Website www.thunderbirdvillage.ca Marcon Property Management Ltd

Linwood Place Apts 20051- 55 A Ave.

1st MONTH FREE $675 to $835 includes Heat, Hot water, Cable to channel 43. On site security Ask for details

BRIGHTON APARTMENTS

Call 604-530-6555

Large 1 Bdrm. Apts $150 Move-In Allowance

Must bring in this ad to receive 1st month free

Please call for details. On-site manager. Suites include fridge, stove, drapes & carpeted throughout. Hot water & parking included. Close to shopping & schools, on bus route. Seasonal swimming pool & tennis court. Some pets welcome.

Call 604-533-0209 LANGLEY CITY APARTMENTS ON 201A 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

736

RENTALS

HOMES FOR RENT

742

LANGLEY

Deluxe 2 bdrm suites avail. Large balconies, fireplace, insuite w/dryer. N/P. Live, shop, work & play all in one location. Next to Colossus Theater (200th & #1 Hwy).

Please call 604-534-9499

RENTALS

Northland Apartments 19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley

1 BDRM SUITES AVAILABLE NOW! Newer building, secure entry, 5 appl’s including insuite washer and dryer, a/c, electric f/p, u/g prkg & balconies. No pets CLOSE TO SHOPPING, Superstore & Willowbrook Mall.

100-20436 Fraser Hwy., Langley

HOUSES Tall Timbers Area - 238 & 58A Ave. Langley - Executive home with many upgrades, pool & hot tub on private park like setting 1/3 acres, 2841 sq ft, 3 bdrm, solarium & den, 5 appl, vaulted ceilings, upgraded kitchen, 2 gas f/ps, 3 bthms, 2 car garage, shed, lease req’d, n/s, n/p. Avail. May 15th/11, $3,000/Mos.

LANGLEY CITY

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. Call Sandi, 604-534-3849 sandi@naicommercial.ca Visit us on the web at: www.goddardrentals.ca 3 bedrooms, house for rent. At 37 & 200th St Langley, available July 1st. Rent $1600.00/month (Negotiable). Call 604-617-7311. CLOVERDALE Farm area.5 bdrm 2 kitchen newly renod fncd yd $1600+util Sm pet 604-576-2457 ..

SURREY CENTRAL

Newly Renovated

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

604.782.8687

Apartments

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

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

SUSSEX PLACE APT CALL FOR SPECIALS !! 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.

604-530-0932

www.cycloneholdings.ca

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

Phone 604-530-1912 WALNUT GROVE new 1 bdrm in 55 complex, nr all conveniences, full amens/concierge, inste lndry, sec u/g prkg/util, $950. 604-807-1961

Langley MICHAUD MANOR 20210 Michaud Cres. Close to Langley Mall. 1 bdrm, $685/mth incl. hot water, D/W, secure undg prk. Adult oriented. N/P. Ref. req. Avail. July 1st.

Call 604-532-7144 Langley

The Parkview Terrace 5400 ~ 204 St. 1 bdrm, 2nd floor suite, Heat, H/W, cable incl, in a adult-oriented building. N/S, N/P. For info

Call: 604-220-6905

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 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. LANGLEY CITY on Industrial Ave. Excellent WAREHOUSE (1760 sq.ft.) with Office / Mezzanine. Call 604-603-9584 or 604-309-3939. Langley City Small wrhse o/h dr, gd light $895 ALSO Willowbrook storage/hobby shop $695 604-834-3289 MAPLE RIDGE, 2000 sq. ft. warehouse, comes with 2 offices and storage space. Minutes from Golden Ears bridge. Avail. immed. 604240-2454 or 604-240-8021

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

845

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

WALNUT GROVE. Share 2 bdrm townhome. Luxury unit. Fully furnished. $495/mo. 604-721-6755.

749

827

1986 Chrysler Town Country Woody Wagon, will take saxophone as part trade. $2900. 604-534-2997

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

810

AUTO FINANCING

STORAGE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

VEHICLES WANTED

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

SUITES, LOWER

ALDERGROVE 1 Bdrm bsmt

Langley - 202 & 54 Ave. Emerald Court, lovely bright & clean 2 bdrm condo on 2nd flr, 1012 sq ft, 2 bthrms, 5 appl, gas f/p, laminate flrs, wrap around deck, 1 sec u/g pkg, locker, n/s, n/p, lease req’d. Available June 1st. $1100/Mos.

604-533-7710

20727 Fraser Highway

TRANSPORTATION

2010 TOYOTA MATRIX, red, 2000 km, 4 dr, auto, alloy whls, $13,780. Call 778-895-7570 or 604-836-5931 2011 KIA RIO 5, auto, 11, 000 km, black, Air, cruise, p/w, p/l, htd seats, $8,800 firm. Call (604)538-9257. 2011 KIA RIO 5, h/b, auto, 11,000 kms. Black. Most options. $8500 firm. 604-538-9257.

806

For Rent - Barn - 2 Stalls, Corral & Paddock, very private,must see to appreciate. Call Gary 604-534-7121

750

CONDOS

Nr Langley City Hall & shops 1bdrm 3rd flr $734 Limerick Manor, adult oriented N/P Appt 604-514-1480

Large 1 bdrm. 1 F/Bath, secure parking, n/p, n/s, electric F/P, covered patio. $650/mo. incls. hot water. Cls. to transit & amens. Available June 15.

CHESTNUT PLACE

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

TRANSPORTATION

PORT KELLS 1500 s.f. warehouse + 1000 s.f. mezzanine. Nr Golden Ears/#1 Hwy. $1500. 604-513-1563

Betsy - 604-533-6945 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

PASTURE

TRANSPORTATION

LANGLEY 2 bdrm rancher, semifurnished, no storage, n/s,n/p, $1095 avail now 604-262-2770 LANGLEY. 80/200 St. Exec. home 4100 sq. ft. on landscaped acre. $2495/mo. Call 604-834-3289. LANGLEY. Nr. 248/56. Clean 1200 sf 3 bdrm rancher on 1/2 acre lot, 5 appls, Long term avail. Aug. 1. $1600/mth. Phone 604-533-8730 N.Langley 5 bdrm 3 car garage tudor style home on 20 acres. Gated & fenced. $2750/mo. 604-888-3357 S. LANGLEY 196/34 Ave. Large 3 bdrm. rancher, newly reno. N/S N/P. Available now. $1650 mo. (604)970-3777 S. Surrey, 2000 s/f 2 bdrm lrg rec rm. 1½ bths. 5 appls. $1500 + utils. July 15. N/S. Pet ok. 604-560-1535

Visit

www. rentinfo.ca

WANTED

Houses, Townhouses, Condos & Suites! Serving White Rock, S. Surrey, Surrey, Langley, Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen, Steveston, New West & Coquitlam Call Now (604)536-0220 or email info info@rentinfo.ca WILLOUGHBY. 4 bdrm home huge great room, lge kitchen, 3 baths, ldry incl, dble garage NP/NS. Avail immed. $1900/mo. 778-908-7790. WILLOUGHBY HTS. 2 bdrm rancher + loft, bright/large kitchen, jacuzzi ensuite, 2 F/P, skylights, dbl garage, avail June 15. $1300/mth. Call (604)218-6181 after 7pm.

NP/NS. Avail now. $575 incl utils. 604-856-6991, 604-866-6902 ALDERGROVE. Brand new 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. $1000/mo. incl. utils & own laundry. Nr school. Avail. now. N/s, n/p. 604-607-5019; 604-8072405 or 604-825-4171 ALDERGROVE. Clean 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm suite. Private entry. Shared lndry. N/S, N/P. $850/mo incl utils. Avail immed. 604-807-0839. BROOKSWOOD. 1 bdrm ste. Shrd lndry. gas f/p. lrg l/rm. n/p-n/s. $800 incl utils. Immed. 604-532-6422. CLOVERDALE, 1 bdrm ste. Cl to amen. $650 incl everything. NP/NS. July 1. (604) 574-0899, 720-4314 CLOVERDALE, 2 bdrm. suite in quiet c-d-s. Close to schools, shops & bus. N/P N/S. $800 mo. hydro & cable incl. July 1. 604-576-0318 LANGLEY, 1 bdrm, sunny grnd lvl, priv. entry, July 1st, $750 incl. hydro. NS/NP. Refs. (604) 888-1382. LANGLEY 206/48B. Ground level 1 bdrm suite, approx 550 s/f, priv ent, semi priv patio facing beaut greenbelt with ‘babbling brook’. Incl: utils, cable, hi-speed internet via WiFi, no land-line (cell req’d). Shared priv laundry, secure storage avail. Call Scott 604-317-4967. LANGLEY: 7285 - 199 St. 2 bdrm suite, own laundry. Incl cabl & heat. $1000/mo n/p, n/s. Avail. now. (604)724-0679 MURRAYVILLE, NEW 1 bdrm, priv. patio, lam flr, $700 incl hydro & cable. Avail. June 15 or July 1st. NS/NP. No lndry. (604)831-8673. WALNUT GROVE. 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Pri. ent. W/D. N/S. N/P. $725. Suit 1 person only. 604-882-3062. WALNUT GROVE lower 1 bdrm, pri ent. 3 appls + inste lndry. N/S, N/P. July 1. $795 incl utils & cable. 604807-5594 or 604-807-1961. WILLOUGHBY, 1 bdrm, NEWER home, walk dist. to all amenities, NS/NP, avail. July 1. $850 incl utils, cable. Phone (604)341-2233.

751

SUITES, UPPER

ALDERGROVE 1 & 4 bdrm upper suite with full bath, avail now, ns/np $550 & $1400 + utils. 604-897-3821 or 856-3917. BROOKSWOOD 1500 s/f, 3bdrms, 1.5 baths, very private - backs onto ravine, near all amens, n/s, cat ok, July1. $1400 +utils. 604-835-0463. BROOKSWOOD, 3/bdrms, 1.5 baths, gas f/p, large deck, covered parking, shared laundry. Cl to schools. N/S. Refs req. $1500/mo + util. 604-513-3379 LANGLEY, E. Fraser Hwy. Upper floor of house ON 1/2 ACRE. 2 bdrm, 2 baths, W/D in sep. lndry rm, sm office, lrg sitting rm, 3rd bdrm or? 2 balconies, 4 appls, carport, NS/NP.$1250.Phone 604-534-2046 LARGE 2 bdrm Aldergrove NS NP Sep ent own laundry & parking $1200 incl util HD cable WiFi 604856-0935 WALNUT GROVE 2 bdrm upper flr. Heat, hydro & prkg incl $800/mo. Np/Ns. Avail immed. 604-513-5829

752

TOWNHOUSES

LANGLEY

RIVERSIDE GARDENS FAMILY COMPLEX 2 & 3 Bdrm T/Homes Move-In Allowance!! 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

Call 604-532-2036

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2011 EVER-LITE 31RLS

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 Dual pane windows, enclosedheated tanks, outside shower, LCD TV, power awning, A/C. $29,995 (stk.29575) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: www.NanaimoCars.com

812

The Scrapper

1992 Slumber Queen RV, 24 ft, excellent cond, low kms, $14,500 Call 604-856-5122 1999 PACEARROW Vision series, 46,000 K, well kept, NS, Q. size bed, 2 slide outs, AC, W/D. Oak finish. $42,000. Call (604)789-5824.

2000 MIRADA 340MBS

AUTO SERVICES

FREE CASH WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888593-6095

818

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

Microwave, slideout, A/C, awning, generator & much more. $29,995 (Stk.30637A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

CARS - DOMESTIC

1995 Buick Regal-low kms. 71,000 orig kms. 4dr 6 cyl. auto. a/d, p/w. Exc. $2750/obo. (604)355-6616 1995 OLDSMOBILE Kheava 4 dr auto, aircared, runs very good. $650 obo. 604-855-9587. 1996 CHRYSLER SEBRING conv JXI, exc cond, good gas mileage, $3250 obo. Bob (604)765-5546. 1996 LINCOLN Continental Signature series. Loaded. Sunroof. 189K. Snr owned. $1850: 604-355-6616 1997 TAURUS WGN - 7 pass, senior owned. Green. Approx. 240K. $1250 firm. (604)355-6616 1998 SATURN, 4 door, 5 spd. $800. Aircared, runs good. 604832-8944. 1998 SUNFIRE GT, exc cond. 2 dr, 132 kms, std, p/w, A/C, new brakes, AriCrd, $1800 obo. 604-780-8404 2003 Buick Century, 130K. Snr owned. 4dr, 6 cyl, auto, a/c. etc. Exc. $4450/obo. 604-355-6616 2003 BUICK LeSABRE LTD. 195K, dark blue, excellent condition, $5500. Call: (604)596-4347. 2006 COBALT- 2 dr, 5 spd, 43mpg. new brakes, tires. mint cond. $4600: (604)313-4475 (W.Rock) DODGE Caliber SXT sport, 2007..65,000 KM, 2L., sunroof, excellent condition, no accidents, lady driven, $10,500.call 604-612-3696 or 604-530-2753

2006 NORTHSHORE 30ft Travel trlr dble 36” slide w/rear bunk beds full load $19,900. 604-819-3803

TRUCKS & VANS

MARINE 8.3 CUMMINS DIESEL Pusher 36’, 85,000 mi., W/D, rear camera, $27,900. (604)539-0506

★ OPEN HOUSE ★ June 10 ~ 12 Over 125 New & Used Trailers, Motor homes, 5th Wheels and folding tent trailers ALL SALE PRICED

TRAVELAND RV 20529 Langley Bypass www.travelandrv.ca

845

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2000 HONDA S2000 Sports Car, new tires, new windshield, great cond! Most fun you’ll have on 4 wheels!! $12,900. 604-835-0463. 2002 SATURN, auto 1.9, all power 103k. Grey, keyless entry. Like new. $4300. 604-502-9912. 2004 CROSSFIRE Mercedes built, all options, new tires, 37,000 miles, like new, one owner. 778-232-3578 2010 SMART CAR - Passion model. 5000 kms. Black. Automatic. Asking $8500 firm. 604-538-4883.

851

1999 FORD 450 super duty 16’ deck, $8,000. 604-719-1040. 2001 FORD 250 Lariat. 7.3 diesel, 4 dr, flat deck with sides that come down. New Ford trans, starter & batteries. $12,500. 1-250-378-8857

CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

912

BOATS

1998 Crownline BR202 20’ Bowrider, 5 litre, V8, Volvo Penta leg, stainless prop., 400 watt Rockford Fosgate stereo with sub, all in excellent condition, fresh water only, $14,900, 604-888-9580


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• The Langley Times • Wednesday, June 8, 2011

OPEN WEEKNIGHTS TO 8 PM Dracaena Spike Palm Great for any planter or landscape NOW

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We sell lawn turf Delivered to our store every Friday

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Standard Nishiki Willows Stunning variegated pink new growth, 5 ft tall

C.A.D. Customer Appreciation Day 15% off

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Regular priced items only. (Some exceptions apply).

Hydrangeas One of the most popular shade plants. Blooms all summer. 100’s to choose from

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Nurseryland & Florist

SALE ENDS FRIDAY, JUNE 17/11 While supplies last

GARDEN CENTRE • FLORIST

• GIFT SHOP

Corner of 200 St. & 80th Ave., Langley • 604 888-5388 Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 9-8 • SATURDAY 9-6 • SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS 9-5

Wed., June 8, 2011 Langley Times  

Complete June 8, 2011 edition issue of the Langley Times as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.langleytimes.com

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