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Swordplay has edge: Ellie King’s Christmas pantomime version of Sword in the Stone provides traditional, family-friendly fun with a dash of magic to keep kids enthralled.  see page 31

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Foundation feared an initial $2 million loss for Peace Arch fundraiser

Hospital home lottery loses $730,000 Alex Browne Staff Reporter

The WinFall Lottery wound up losing money this year – but not as much as was earlier feared. That’s the message from Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation executive director Jackie Smith, who said it now appears the lottery lost some $730,000, much

less than predicted when the foundation went public with an appeal for ticket buyers. “It’s not good, but it could have been a lot worse,” she said. In a press conference one week before the Oct. 19 draw day, Smith revealed ticket sales were running at only 35 per cent, though she didn’t specify expected loss. “At that point, we were looking at (a loss

of) $2 million,” she said Friday. Smith didn’t hesitate to praise ticket buyers, who rallied around the lottery following the announcement, for helping avert disaster. “Our community, and our ticket buyers… showed yet again their willingness and commitment to investing in the hospital,” she said. “We doubled our tickets in the last week of sales – that’s unheard of.”

She said social networking was a huge factor in getting word out. Smith said she wants to assure foundation donors their contributions will not be used to make up $730,000 loss. “Our foundation is very fortunate that it can operate from ancillary revenues, such as the hospital parking lots.”  see page 4

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White Rock council tries to overturn mayor’s picks Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

White Rock’s new council’s only full meeting of 2011 ended on a tense note Monday, after some councillors took issue with the mayor’s choice of representative on the Metro Vancouver board of directors. Returning Coun. Helen Fathers was named to Metro’s board at the group’s inauguration Dec. 5, with Mayor Wayne Surrey strife Baldwin to be the alternate. Appointments in But in Surrey were no a motion less controversial this week, – with Mayor Coun. Louise Dianne Watts Hutchinson naming Surrey said the First councillors positions to chair every should be committee reversed,  see page 9 stating it would be more appropriate for the new mayor to take the lead. Couns. Al Campbell and Grant Meyer both supported the stance. “We feel it’s really important that because we have a new mayor, we feel the mayor should be our representative on Metro,” Hutchinson said. “It has everything to do with you being a new mayor.”  see page 9

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The Peace Arch Carolers add Christmas spirit to a South Surrey neighbourhood this week during a stop near 168 Street and 2 Avenue. The group has been carolling door-to-door annually for more than 30 years, spreading holiday cheer throughout the Douglas area. In the past, the effort has included stops at the Peace Arch and U.S. Customs office.

Timing’s right as new White Rock council takes helm, says Clark

City manager suddenly calls it quits Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

After six years as White Rock’s city manager, Peggy Clark has called it a day. After announcing the decision in a news release Wednesday morning, Mayor Wayne Baldwin confirmed Clark delivered the news at the end of the day Tuesday. It took effect immediately, he said. “It had been brewing for a little while,

but it was unexpected, pretty much,” Baldwin said. He said the decision was entirely Clark’s, and that the fact it was announced and took effect so quickly is not unusual. Clark could not be reached for comment by Peace Arch News deadline Wednesday. She states in the news release the timing for the move is good, given the recent election. “This is a good time to make a change,

with a new council and mayor taking up their duties this month,” she says. “I want the new council to be able to move forward with a new CAO on board to implement council’s vision for White Rock.” Clark was hired in the fall of 2006 to replace Baldwin, who retired from his role as the city’s chief administrative officer after 23 years.  see page 4

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Surrey property taxes expected to rise $90 Kevin Diakiw Black Press

Tax bills are expected to jump by at least $90 next year for the average home in Surrey, if the budget is adopted as planned next month. Coun. Tom Gill, who chairs the city’s finance committee, is calling for a “status quo” budget in keeping with the 2011 five-year plan. It means a 2.9 per cent tax increase ($38 on the average home worth $575,000)

and a one per cent road levy ($13.50). City staff say water and sewer services will see increases similar to last year, meaning hikes of $27 for water and $13 for sewer. In all, it means the total bill for the average home will go from $2,731 to at least $2,820. Of that, $1,400 is solely property tax, with the remainder being made up of utilities and other fees. City officials note it’s still one of the lowest tax rates

in the region. Surrey is also expected to hire eight more firefighters next year. While the 2010 five-year plan called for no new police officers next year, Surrey First promised 10 more in each of the next three years. They are planned for next year’s budget. About half of next year’s tax increase comes by way of utility costs, including water, sewer and waste disposal, which are largely driven by rates set by Metro

Vancouver and third-party contracts. Surrey just signed a contract with BFI Canada for curbside waste pickup, and Gill is in the throes of figuring out how that will impact residential rates. One of the sticking points is whether the city will spend $1.5 million over 10 years for new waste containers, or pay for all of them up front. The city’s finance committee is expected to consider the 2012 budget on Jan. 16.

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Jackie Goudie, Maurice Beaugrand, Gwen Cameron and Betty Beaugrand visit with Santa Claus in Cloverdale, 1949.

Old Yale Road Elementary’s Christmas concert, 1964.

The Kinsmen Christmas tree lot in Newton, 1964.

Santa Claus arrives by helicopter at Dell Shopping Centre in 1964. Photos courtesy Surrey Archives

Three choir boys sing Christmas carols in Surrey in 1960.

Whalley Corps of Salvation Army prepares food hampers in 1960. The Job’s Daughters Christmas tree lot in Whalley, 1963.

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Christmas bazaar at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in 1965.

includes Christmas parties, dinners, Christmas tree lots, present-openings and kids with Santa throughout few weeks ago, on a whim, staff at the Surreyy Surrey’s y communities. Archives decided to gather vintage ge Th The majority of the photos are from the 1960s, images for a slide show to display att p part of the Surrey Leader collection, which was their Christmas party. rrecently scanned and digitized. With their updated computer database, the “It’s one of the most important archives we search word – Christmas – turned up “a huge peacearchnews.com have,” says Gallagher. slough of images,” says reference specialist Other photos shared here are from the Stan Ryan Gallagher. M McKinnon and Bill Hastings collections. As reference-assistant Fiona Corr gathered ed Th Thousands of images among the Surrey photos, Gallagher got to work organizing the images Archive’s collection of more than 100,000 photos are of local Yuletide activities from the last century. searchable online at www.surrey.ca/heritage The collection of mostly black-and-white images Surrey Archives are located at 17671 65 Ave.

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Foundation considers new lottery  from page 1 As a consequence, the loss will be much the same as a revenue shortfall on the balance sheet, she said. “It will not impact our ability to make contributions to medical equipment, and donor dollars will (continue to) go to the areas specified,” Smith said. “This is a time of year when people are most generous,” she noted. “They could be chasing a Dec. 31 tax deadline for contributions, or they could just be wanting to give back to the community.” Smith said the lottery had been “an incredibly successful event” for the past 16 years, clearing $25

million in that time – well over $1 million per year. A number of causes appear to have contributed to the decline in sales for the lottery this year, she said, with no single one the frontrunner – although the economy is undeniably a major factor. It’s clear the foundation is not the only organization that found lotteries a less-than-solid bet in 2011 – the Royal Columbian Hospital lottery, for example, lost some $3 million earlier this year. “The market is changing,” Smith said. “There’s more competition, the competition is different and the prizes are different.” She said a task force has been struck from the foundation board

to investigate the most profitable lottery models both nationally and internationally. Smith said that while there may be another lottery in 2012 – citing its usefulness in raising awareness as well as funds – she doubted it would return in “exactly the same iteration.” She acknowledged the foundation is only beginning to dig into the data gathered on buyers, in a quest to tailor a lottery to residents’ evolving needs. ‘We’re looking at who bought tickets, where they came from, what their motivation was,” she said. “That could help tell us what the lottery looks like in future.”

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Manager role ‘wearing’: Baldwin  from page 1 In the years since, she worked with two mayors – first Judy Forster, then Catherine Ferguson – and saw her share of controversial, challenging and rewarding events. In September of this year, Clark’s compensation – and that of city operations director Rob Thompson – was the focus of criticism from Baldwin, after the latter declared his candidacy for White Rock councillor, but prior to his decision to run for mayor. In a Sept. 2 letter to Peace Arch News, Baldwin described Clark’s salary and benefits as “exceedingly generous.” “The manager was hired in October 2006, at an annual salary of $140,000. For the year 2007 she received $149,988. In 2008 she received $153,912. Evidently, 2009 was a good year, for she was given a 17.5 per cent increase to $180,917,” Baldwin wrote. “The generosity continued in 2010 as her compensation vaulted to $194,535. This is a total annual salary increase of $54,535, or 39 per cent, in four years. Given the cost of living increases we have been seeing, this kind of a salary increase is totally beyond all reason.” Clark would not comment publicly on Baldwin’s letter, though the matter was raised during all-candidates meetings, with mayoral hopeful Lynne Sinclair noting that Baldwin himself was paid $523,678 – including salary, benefits payouts and severance – when he retired.

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For the sake of goodness hose who declare – in a fit of frustration at crowded malls – that there “ought to be a law against Christmas” should bear in mind that there was, once, just such a thing. In 1647, the English Parliament, in a wave of political correctness following the victory over King Charles I in the civil war, banned the celebration of Christmas, along with a host of festivities marking saints’ and holy days. The law was ultimately swept away with the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 (in Massachusetts, where English Puritanism had taken root, celebrating Christmas was declared illegal just a year before the English ban was lifted, a law that was only rescinded in 1681). The Puritans had rejected the celebration of Christmas as irreligious because they could find no Biblical justification for marking Christ’s birth in this way. Christmas had been promoted by the Catholic Church, and they resisted it as a survival of “popishness.” The legal attempt to wipe out the celebration of Christmas was a failure, of course. In England, it led to rioting. Many defied the law, privately, and letters in newspapers railed against it, arguing that if citizens chose to celebrate Christ’s birth in this manner, it was no concern for law makers. The English fondness for the celebration – and its attendant focus on drinking and merrymaking – may have been traceable to the Roman Saturnalia and the pagan roots of Father Christmas. But there were other, deeper reasons why a season of goodwill should survive. Today, an examination of the historical record – and scholarly discussions about the actual date of Christ’s birth – may lead us to conclude that in Christmas, as it stands, we are celebrating all the right things for all the wrong reasons. But does that make these things embodied in Christmas – joy, hope for the future, generosity of spirit, peace, friendship – any less right? Should the commercialization of Christmas – which we seem to deplore even as we buy into it – blind us to what is truly of value in it? As humans, we get things wrong. We take good ideas and subvert them, politicize and trample on them. We live in difficult, vexing times. Does that mean we should abandon all good ideas? Christmas survived past attempts at prohibition, because at its core there is a good idea – and an idea of good. Call it the anniversary of the birth of Christ if you will. Call it something else, if it suits you. It is our spark of warmth each winter, a year’s-end reminder of the spirit of charity we should practise daily, the ideal of peace and goodwill we should live by all year round.

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’ve been out picking up toys and families that otherwise wouldn’t have handing out toys this month. toys under the tree Christmas morning. We feel it is important to show even Most of the schools, banks and the youngest in our community individual businesses collect that they can make a difference toys for the Christmas Bureau Jim McGregor and we are more than willing in someone’s life. to get them, bring them in, sort As the kids bring their toy up to the box, they are asked to tell them by age groups and make us what age group they have sure they go to deserving homes. bought for and a sticky note We have some dedicated volunteer drivers to do most of goes on the toy for sorting. It is a rewarding experience the toy retrieval, but once in a for all, but this year the ladies while, just as I start to tell jokes, came back with watery eyes one of the ladies will hand me a piece of paper and send me as they related an experience off on a pick-up. Coincidence, I during the session at the school. A Grade 1 boy, about six years guess. old, came up with a small toque. But I don’t mind, because He handed it over and said, “I driving around with a truckload of toys for hundreds of boys and girls is think this will be good for a baby.” Then as close to being Santa as you can get. I he rummaged around in his pocket, pulled out a small shiny marble, handed guess you could say I do it because it’s a it over and said, “And I think this would ‘clause’ in my contract. be good for a boy about my age.” We have a tradition with a couple of schools in the city that involves some of I think he had been listening, and there our volunteers going to the classroom to behind all the trappings and trimmings talk about the Langley Christmas Bureau of the season, the noise and lights, the hustle and bustle, he found something and explain our programs to the kids. Our people explain that the toys the kids that meant the world to him, and he have brought are going to less fortunate gave it away.

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I do believe that’s how this all started many centuries ago. If I asked you to stop reading for a minute and think about the best Christmas gift that you ever received, even you may be surprised what pops into your mind. I also bet it won’t be the most expensive gift you ever received either. I remember getting a Visible V-8 Engine model one year. Once assembled and hooked up to batteries, you could see valves and pistons moving and spark Driving around with plugs light up. But what made it a truckload special is that my Dad of toys for worked on that model hundreds of with me, explaining mechanics as we boys and girls the went along. is as close to He was a busy man being Santa as with a big family, you can get. a job and a farm, but for a while, we worked together on that model and I got some of his time. I knew how precious that time was to him. How many precious marbles do you have in your marble bag and how many are you willing to part with? Put a little thought into your gift giving; make them gifts people will remember for years. Jim McGregor writes for the Langley Times, sister paper to the Peace Arch News. The Peace Arch News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R-2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www. bcpresscouncil.org


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Fast forward but not reverse An open letter to Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom. As you are no doubt aware, a considerable amount of money is being spent constructing a bus lane northbound from King George Boulevard towards Vancouver. This involves widening the roadbed as well as a widening a number of bridges and overpasses, all of which adds up to a considerable amount of money. I understand the interest in speeding up public transit and, in so doing, hopefully making it more attractive to the general public. But I am mystified as to why there is no corresponding southbound lane being constructed. Surely potential commuters are just as interested in returning to their home after a day in the city as they are anxious to get to their workplace, or is this part of a subtle and cunning plan based on the hope that once having travelled to Vancouver, they will choose never to return and in so doing, reduce the congestion on our roads? In a similar vein, why is all this money being spent, while a short distance away on King George Boulevard there is a Bailey bridge over the Nicomekl river with a timber roadway that was built as a “temporary structure” over 20 years ago and is sufficiently dangerous that your ministry has signs posted warning of the uneven surface? Ken Harrap, Surrey

work found to be lacking in scientific rigour? Has their criticism been found to have little or no validity based on other scientific findings? Strang produces no evidence to back up his claims that the consensus on climate change is wrong, nor does he mention that the fossil-fuel industry has financed much of the so-called research by “experts” to discredit the known science on climate change. This makes it difficult for the reader to confirm or challenge his viewpoints. These so-called “skeptics” have found more than their fair share of exposure in the media, which has happily published their views but has not given the same level of exposure to those who take issue with their views. Hardly objective. I do agree with Strang that we need to take actions to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to sustain our society.

But besides these efficiencies, there are a host of other actions we can take on a personal level to reduce our impact on our atmosphere and terrestrial environment. Phil Le Good, White Rock ••• This is a response to Roy Strang’s series of articles claiming global warming is false science. Roy, what do you hope to achieve by writing these articles for Peace Arch News? Do you think the world’s scientists read Peace Arch News and will be swayed by your viewpoint? Why aren’t you writing these articles for peer-reviewed science periodicals where scientists can respond to the issues you raise? Speaking on behalf of the nonscientific people who read Peace Arch News, we’ve had enough. Please find another subject to write about. Christopher Rickwood, Surrey

Editor: Re: Indifference to democracy, Dec. 8 letters. I would like to echo Steven Hughes’ sentiments. How disappointing it is that less than a third of eligible people voted in our last municipal election. I don’t understand how people don’t exercise this right of freedom. When I think of all the people who have given their lives so that we may have the right to vote, and of those throughout the world who are giving their lives every day to have this right we take for granted, all I can say is: Shame Shame! Doug E. Lachance, White Rock

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Unconvincing arguments Editor: Re: Aiming at wrong target, Dec. 8. It is unfortunate that the recent column by Roy Strang on climate change appears to be recycled from a few other columns he has written with little new “revelations” on global warming and climate change. Strang suggests the science on climate change is but a theory with little evidence supporting its hypothesis and has many detractors. I can’t help wondering whether the detractors are conducting a political campaign or scientific research. Strang claims, “Good science… is objective, rarely if ever completely certain.” Yet science has conclusively determined that the earth is not flat. The scientific objectivity Strang suggests appears lacking in his column due to his unsubstantiated claims of some coverup. Strang writes with incredible certainty about an apparent conspiracy to quiet other scientists. He even seems to take issue with peer-reviewed journals which are the means in which bona fide scientists publish their studies. Strang claims these journals have prevented those critical to the “accepted wisdom” from being published, however provides no example for the reader to determine the validity of his claim. Was their

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A deeper meaning behind modern Christmas decorations should be celebrated, write Pummy Kaur and Ruth Kile.

Shedding light on a celebration Editor: In February, forests are felled to make romantic valentines for underage classmates. In March/April, veneration of the male, egg-laying bunny. In May, another forest is sacrificed for the only day we are prepared to recognize the work done by mothers. Then the summer pilgrimage to a talking mouse. In October, reverence of turkeys, pumpkins, candies and the spooky world. November, in making poppies, not peace. In December, teaching songs/stories of praise/worship of a little red dwarf breaking/entering and vandalizing. Surely, we can do something more meaningful with the lives and minds of our children? During my 40-year education career, not one student has known the origins of the multitude of global celebrations of “light” in December. The word “solstice” comes as a surprise to most teachers. However, no one ever has trouble discussing the stuff they wanted, were tired of shopping for, were hoping not to get… I am exhausted by being asked about shopping, hearing complains of stress due to shopping and family demands, and then being told how this a season of peace and love! If this is truly a season of peace and love, then stop encouraging children to worship The Little Red Dwarf and his Merry Consumption message. Teach them that this a time to celebrate return of

“light,” so that food plants may regrow, and our spirit may enlarge to encompass all beings. Make Jesus proud! Show Him that He did not die in vain to be replaced by idol worship of “stuff.” Pummy Kaur, Surrey ••• Let’s keep the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday. The symbol of the evergreen tree represents His gift of everlasting life. The coloured lights adorning the tree tell a story, too. The yellow lights remind us that He is “the light of the world.” Blue lights represent truth, for He is the truth and the life. Purple is royalty, for He was born a king. Red: He gave His life and shed His blood that we might be saved. White represents purity, for He was without sin. We usually place a star on the top of the tree. The star reminds us of the star over Bethlehem. A chorus of angels bathed in its light singing “Glory to God in the Highest.” The same star guided the three wise men and the shepherds to the stable in Bethlehem where Jesus was born, as there was no room for them at the inn. Christmas is God’s gift of love to us, for “God so loved the world (you and me) that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have the gift of everlasting life.” Oh what a gift! So let’s celebrate Christmas. Ruth Kile, White Rock

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news Surrey First politicians chair all city-advisory groups

Councillors run committees Kevin Diakiw Black Press

Surrey council has appointed councillors as chair of each of the city’s select committees, a move which some believe will quell any opposing voice. On Dec. 12, Surrey council held a closed-door meeting where it was decided councillors would chair all city committees. That had already been the case in most, with the exception of the agricultural advisory committee (AAC) and the environmental advisory committee (EAC). The EAC had publicly criticized council policies more than once. On one occasion, committee chair Al Schultze appeared before council calling Surrey a “laggard, not a leader” in the banning of cosmetic use of pesticides. More recently, the committee asked for, and was denied, an audience before council regarding Grandview 4 development plans which the committee would damage valuable habitat.

Committee members agree having a council member as chair will be a change, but they’re reserving judgment as to whether it will be better or worse. Outgoing chair of the AAC Michael Bose said it’s going to be strange, after 16 years as chair, to sit as a regular member. He’s been told council is making councillors chairs because it wants “consistency” amongst committees. Bose says he understands what council is trying to achieve, but notes there will be hurdles. “It’s going to be interesting to see how it goes,” said Bose, adding that keeping the committee motivated will be a challenge. Schultze said he received a memo from the city clerk saying council has decided to appoint a councillor as chair. Schultze said his term as chair was coming up, so it makes no difference to him. “I have no idea whether they want to have more control over their committees or what, I don’t know,” Schultze said Tuesday. “It’s

something to be determined.” Former councillor Bob Bose was the council representative on the EAC, but at the time refused to sit as chair, for fear his influence would dominate the committee in an unhealthy way. He said this week that it’s worrisome when a civic slate has a monopoly on council and control of all its committees. “It’s a really, really bad idea,” Bose said. “What I call the care and feeding of committees, demands that those committees be independent and feel free to offer their advice to council, whether council likes it or not.” Acting-mayor Linda Hepner said she can’t recall discussion around making councillors chair of committees but that doing so has definite benefits. “Being chair of the committee allows you to be fairly active with the administration at all times,” Hepner said. “I don’t think that quells the importance of the committee members’ participation.”

Fathers defends her appointment  from page 1 Hutchinson noted the appointment was not questioned when it was announced Dec. 5 because the inaugural meeting “was not the place to debate that.” Fathers, noticeably uncomfortable with the discussion, noted she had already been sworn in by Metro and attended her first meeting. “I accepted it, I’m happy with it,” she said. “We’d have to go through a whole new swearing-in process. “If council wants to go in and change it… feel free.” Baldwin disagreed the change was necessary. He noted a discussion with former mayor Catherine Ferguson, who told him it was not paramount for the mayor to hold the Metro role. Coun. Mary-Wade Anderson agreed it need not be the mayor’s responsibility, though she added it was “a little off-putting” that she

wasn’t suggested for the role of alternate liaison – a position she held prior to the Nov. 19 election. “You don’t have to have a mayor at the Metro board,” she said. “There are lots of councillors there. I’ve been on this board and know the drill completely.” On Wednesday, Anderson said she was “still very emotional” on not receiving either appointment. “Everybody’s dream is to get beyond the alternate and become the director,” she said. “I’d hoped after 12 years that would happen. “It was a little heartbreaking to find you spent all those years and have someone with very little experience walk in and become the director.” Campbell asked council Monday to add Anderson as a second alternate, but Baldwin said it was not an option. In the end, Fathers maintained her role. Hutchinson’s motion was defeated, with

Fathers, Anderson, Coun. Larry Robinson and Baldwin opposed. Baldwin told Peace Arch News the discussion came “as a bit of a surprise.” He’d heard no concern with the appointment prior to Monday’s meeting, he said. Baldwin said Fathers was given the position for a number of reasons, including that she had the time and that it would be “good for her overall development, as it is for all councillors, just to get a taste of what the Metro government is like and how it works.” Typically, mayors’ committee appointments across the province are supported. In Vancouver, city officials told PAN they could not recall a time when a council appointment had been disputed. Tuesday, Baldwin agreed the discussion created some tension, but said hard feelings are difficult to avoid in such situations. “We’ll try to dissipate it.”

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Christopher and Alexander Huxtable strike a pose with some reindeer at their home at 16681 20 Ave.

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characters, more than makes up for it. t’s time to deck the lawns – and raise hydro Although he originally put up the displays for bills – with all things Christmas on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. his wife and daughters, who are now 19 and 21, From neon lights, popping penguins and giant Higgins said he continues with the Christmas tradition for all the young families in his candy canes, many homes in South Surrey and White Rock have set up extravagant displays to get neighbourhood. “Seeing their faces and how much they enjoy it, the festive spirit going. Over at 2958 147A St., in the Heritage Trails that’s why we really do it now,” Higgins said. area, Neil Higgins’ lawn The real estate agent even encourages his is home to an array of Notable displays: clients to decorate their holiday items. • 15904 North Bluff Rd. Lit daily until 10 p.m. to Jan. 1. homes, even if they are in What started out • 16681 20 Ave. Lit daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., up with a single, inflatable the process of selling. to Dec. 26. Donations collected for BC Children’s “It’s just one of those snowman in 2006, has Hospital. things,” Higgins said. turned into a front lawn • 2204 152A St. Lit daily at 5 p.m., up to Jan. 1 “Christmas to me is still covered in decorative the happiest time of year, pieces, including Higgins’ • 2649 King George Blvd. Lit weekdays from 5 to 10 p.m., weekends to 10:30-11 p.m., up to Jan. 2 favourite piece, his Home it brings out the kid in all • 15499 22 Ave. Lit daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Donations of us.” Depot stock car. collected for Sources White Rock-South Surrey The big man in red Modeled after the car Food Bank. stopped by Ken and NASCAR driver Tony • 2968 North Crest Dr. Lit daily from 4 to 10 p.m., up Stewart – who Higgins Bonnie Fletcher’s to Jan. 1. met in Las Vegas –used Rudolph and Friends • 16956 60A Ave. Lit daily though December. Christmas display located to drive, the orange car Donations collected for Surrey Memorial Hospital being driven by some at their home, 15499 22 neonatal intensive care unit. Ave., to welcome families frosty drivers has been a • 2958 147A St. Lit daily from 4 p.m. fun addition, he says. from Variety Club who • 3248 141A St. Not a fan of ladders, came to see the beautiful, • 15836 Collingwood Cres. bright display on Dec. 11. Higgins admits his lights • 6369 165A St. Lit weekdays from 5 to 11 p.m. and The Fletcher’s 12-yearare pretty basic, but his weekends from 5 p.m. to midnight through to New lawn – boasting Santa’s old granddaughter Keyla Years Eve. sleigh, an airplane with • Potters Christmas Store, 19158 48 Ave. Lit daily until dressed up as an elf to twirling propellers Christmas from 5 to 9 p.m.  see page 12 and loads of Disney

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Displays a “family thing”  from page 11 help guide the families through the light extravaganza. Keeping with tradition, the family is collecting donations for Sources White Rock/ South Surrey food bank. Annually, the family brings in $1,000 for the food bank. The family also invites visitors to come in and enjoy the display in their garage, where kids can engage the push-button toys. The holiday display began in 1997 and grew exponentially from there, thanks to Fletchers’ children, said daughter Leslea Ferris. “Their birthdays are in October, and when they started doing the house and little bits in the backyard, we decided to get them more and more stuff,” Ferris said. As the display grew, the family decided they would raise money for a local charity, deciding on the food bank in 2004. This year, Ferris and her family have seen many of the food bank’s employees out with clients, showing off the display. “It’s great, it’s the first time that we have been kind of connected on this,” Ferris said. The display takes every weekend in the month of November to put up, but Ferris says the time spent is worth it. “It’s really a big family thing, we all get involved and it brings us together,” she said. More than 250,000 lights, toy soldiers, a gingerbread house and gingerbread men decorate the lawn of the Huxtable family at 16681 20 Ave. The display has been collecting donations for BC Children’s hospital for the past nine years. Each year, the decoration process begins at the end of October, and no display is ever exactly the same. “Each year we kind of change it up a bit, our basement is full of decorations,” said Orisa Huxtable. “This year we have clowns playing hockey.” Stanley and Janet Scott have continued their tradition of decorating their 40-foot monkey tree in their yard at 2204 152A St. “Each year it grows another six feet and I tell my husband to leave it, but he just says he will get a bigger ladder,” said Janet Scott.

Denise and Rob Diewert will continue their holiday tradition of placing a beautiful holiday display on their yard at 2649 King George Blvd. The display has been a sight to behold for more than a quarter of a century, with the exception of Christmas 2009, when their garage was crushed by a tree in a November wind storm, and another setback with the theft of some of their decorations. Although it was disheartening to have the decorations stolen, Denise laughs when she recalls the call to the police. “They knew exactly which house it was when we called them because they had driven by so many times to see the display.” 369 165A St. has another Christmas lights spectacular, with more than 45,000 lights, including 190 icicles on top of the house. Gheorghe and Rodica Grigore have a few Santas in their display, including a 12-foot-tall Santa Claus to take a look at. There will be also be a musical Christmas lights show with 20 different songs. 2968 North Crest Dr. will once again have their light display on their front lawn this year. Numerous lights in the shape of animals and trees decorate the lawn and in the midst of it all, there is a Nativity scene. The Kinna family in Cloverdale is back with a display at 16956 60A Ave. The family is collecting funds for the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations will go towards the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Lights will be on Sunday to Thursday until Jan. 2. Terry and Sandra Hartree have a beautiful display at their home, 3248 141A St. With more lights than they can count, the display is sure to please viewers, said Terry. “The best part is the response from the people who come down to see it and get into the Christmas spirit,” he said. The Christmas Store at Potters Nursery, 19158 48 Ave. will have their Christmas display lit daily from 5 to 9 p.m. Tune into FM 105.5 for the free, 20-minute lights how synced with holiday tunes.

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A White Rock tradition for more than 30 years, the Community Christmas Day Dinner returns to First United Church (15385 Semiahmoo Ave.) on Dec. 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. For those alone, or those who want to share the warmth of the season, it’s a chance to get together with friends and strangers alike and celebrate Christmas with a turkey dinner, a sing-a-long and photos with Santa. The reserved-seating event is fully funded by the community – as was illustrated Dec. 8 when the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240 Auxiliary held their annual Christmas dinner for regional veterans. Leslie Maudsley – who is supervising chef for both the Legion event and the Christmas Day dinner, presented organizers Chip Barrett and Rev. Joan McMurtry of First United with a cheque for $1,000 toward the White Rock event on behalf of the Auxiliary (also receiving cheques were Norm Stork, who accepted $1,000 on behalf of Gracepoint Community Church’s weekly dinner program, and Brian McMurdo, who accepted $1,500 donated for survival suits for the Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society). “We try in the (Christmas Day) dinner to create a place of community,” McMurty told the crowd while thanking the auxiliary. “When people leave there, they know they’re part of something bigger than themselves.”

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Chip Barrett and Rev. Joan McMurtry receive a $1,000 cheque from Leslie Maudsley on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240 Auxiliary. “It’s a privilege to help on Christmas Day – not a burden,” Barrett added. “We have 60-plus volunteers on the day for serving, cleanup and dinner and they look forward to it, as do I. You have our heartfelt thanks for thinking of us.” Following the presentation, Maudsley acknowledged the dinner organization has become a well-oiled machine by this point – and played down her own contribution. “I go with the flow,” she quipped, adding: “They call and tell me a week before that 190 people are coming and I add 75 on top of that.” The fastest time for serving the dinner is 11 minutes, Maudsley said.

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“But it’s never gone more than 20 minutes,” she added. The feast itself requires some 12 to 14 25-pound turkeys, but cooking starts three days before with preparation of minced pies, she said, adding that long-time volunteers, like White Rock Coun. MaryWade Anderson, are an invaluable help in peeling potatoes. “I have some volunteers who started coming with their families when they were 14 years old, and they’ve got their own families now, but they still come in.” Carrying on the tradition established by dinner co-founder, the late George Bryant, Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg will once again don the red suit of Santa, while White Rock Youth Ambassadors will welcome and help serve attendees. Piano accompaniment for the meal and singing will be provided again by Christine Dibble, who successfully brought her background in music therapy to the event for the first time last year. McMurtry noted that new volunteers are also being welcomed this year, following an appeal to the community. “It’s a great opportunity for people to give of themselves that day.” Those attending don’t have to fit any profile other than wanting to get together with others on Christmas Day, she said. “It’s for people who are on their own – it’s not about people being poor, and they don’t have to be old. A healthy community is about looking after each other as a community, saying you don’t have to be lonely or alone.”

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‘That became our social life… those people were our friends’  from page 16 we stayed.” Son Richard was born in 1948. To get involved in her new community, Barbara was persuaded to attend the reading of a play being put on by the fledgling theatre group. “I said ‘I won’t go by myself,’ so Guy reluctantly came along. He’d never been on stage before, so it was going to be really interesting. We read, and I ended up with the female lead, and Guy with the male lead. “Seven or eight couples made up the core of the group. That became our social life, we were in one play after another, and those people were our friends.” Fortunately they had a built-in babysitter in the form of Guy’s mother. “I had a wonderful mother-in-law,” Barbara said. “They lived across the lane from us. She knew to the minute when our rehearsals were, and she’d say, ‘Bring the children over,’ or sometimes she would stay overnight. We would never have had such a wonderful time with the Players Club if it hadn’t been for Guy’s mom.” During the next 25 years, they performed in more than 50 plays. Their first ‘theatre’ – a vacant storefront – shared a thin wall with the neighbouring café. A hidden door joined the backstage with the café’s phone booth. “You’d be in a love scene and the phone would ring, and you’d be competing with a drunk explaining to his wife why he couldn’t make it home.” One year, the pantomine included a dance number with the dancers dressed as parrots. “Phyllis Clifford and I were in charge of making the costumes. We got two big bags of chicken feathers which we washed by

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A reunion of the remaining original White Rock Players’ Club members in the mid 1990s. Left to right: Phyllis Clifford, Smokey O’Hagan, Bill O’Hagan, Gerry Clifford, Geoff Theobald, Brian Lane, Barbara Weston, Guy Weston and Sheila Lane. hand. Then we dyed them different colours. I remember saying to Phyllis, ‘How are we going to dry them?’ As I didn’t have a dryer, we decided to go the nearby laundromat, and emptied the bag of coloured feathers into the dryer. “We realized our mistake as soon as we turned the dryer on. When we turned the dryer off, and opened it, there were feathers everywhere, most of them stuck in those

holes. So we had to climb into the dryer, and pull out as many as we could. People going by stared at us in the dryer with all these feathers! We got out as many as we could before going to rehearsal, but we often wondered what the next people to use the dryer thought. “Anyway, we made the costumes, and they looked quite good.” Guy’s most embarrassing moment

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HST debt extension sought very good discussions with (B.C.) Finance Minister (Kevin) Falcon VICTORIA – B.C. will likely about that, and I’m hopeful that get extra time to repay the $1.6 we’ll be able to come to an agreebillion transition fund it accepted ment very soon, which would when it implemented the harmo- give the province some addinized sales tax, fedtional time to pay eral Finance Min- ❝Those conversations the total amount.” ister Jim Flaherty Falcon, MLA for continue and I’m not Surrey-Cloverdale, says. “It’s clear the going to negotiate that had little to say money has to be about the discusin public.❞ repaid, and the govsions. Kevin Falcon ernment of British “We’ve always B.C. finance minister Columbia doesn’t been clear that we question that,” Flaare going to uphold herty said at the end of a finance our obligation under the agreeministers’ meeting in Victoria ment, and that’s to pay back the Monday. amount,” Falcon said. “Their view is that they’d like “And what we’re talking to Jim more time to repay it. It’s due about is the terms of the agreeat the end of March 2012. I had ment. Those conversations conTom Fletcher Black Press

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VICTORIA – The federal government’s long-range plan for healthcare funding has sparked an angry response from provinces east of Saskatchewan, but B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon is praising the deal. Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the new formula to finance ministers meeting in Victoria Monday. It calls for Ottawa’s healthcare transfers to the provinces to rise by six per cent in each of the next five years. After that, increases are to match the growth of the economy plus inflation, with a minimum increase of three per cent per year. Falcon, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale, said he appreciates the “certainty” of steady increases for five years, and called the switch to economic growth “a reasonable approach.” But he is concerned about a change in the formula that will see payments based on population starting in 2014. B.C. and other provinces with aging populations could effectively lose their increases from extra costs, he said. “For a province like B.C. where so many people like to come to retire, and we welcome them, they are also

entering into the years of their life where their health-care costs are going to be the most expensive,” Falcon said. Falcon also called for Ottawa to offer financial incentives to provinces that innovate in health care and demonstrate they are slowing down increasing costs. Flaherty’s announcement prompted a furious reaction from Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Manitoba Finance Minister Stan Struthers called the funding formula “un-Canadian,” and predicted that it will leave provinces without substantial petroleum and other resource revenues in a position of paying for health care in richer provinces. Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said ministers traveled to B.C. to negotiate a new formula, and were surprised when federal officials handed them copies of their announcement over lunch. Flaherty rejected Duncan’s claim that the new formula amounts to a cut in future years. Health transfers to provinces will grow from $30 billion in 2013-14 to $38 billion in 2018-19, and will continue to grow after that, he said.

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arts & entertainment …on the Semiahmoo Peninsula

Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s Sword in the Stone pays homage to British roots

King’s latest panto steeped in tradition Alex Browne

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he third wave of panto for the season, following the Beauty and the Beast by the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society, and White Rock Players Club’s Mother Goose – still running at the Coast Capital Playhouse – has begun. Ellie King’s The Sword in ihe Stone rolls into Surrey Arts Centre Theatre (13750 88 Ave.) for a Dec. 16-31 run. Pantomime connoisseurs who like their seasonal treat – like their candies – with a distinctly British flavour will no doubt wish to sample the version served up by King’s Surrey-based Royal Canadian Theatre Company. And this year’s show is British to the core, in that it purports to retell the legend of how young Arthur came to be King of the Britons by extracting said blade (Excalibur) from said rock formation. “Well, it’s a panto,” said King, artistic director and founder of RCTC, who cut her teeth in the idiom in the environs of her native land. “Obviously, because it’s such a well-loved legend there are many versions; one that Camelot was in North Wales, another that it was at the site of Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall. “In my version, Arthur, with the help of two gnomes, G’Nigel and G’Norman, travels down from Wales to Camelot in Cornwall, because that’s where Excalibur is – and if anyone has a problem with that, I’ll whip out my artistic license and show ’em.” Lest one think the show might be too mired in history, the Langley resident is quick to point out that Arthur (played by Mandy Tulloch) has grown up with the Welsh family of Widow Blodwyn Jones (Alan Cedargreen in accustomed Dame mode), who operates the local shop/post office, and her children Rhea (Jennifer Campbell) and Dai (White Rock’s Scott Townsend). “I’ve written in one of the comedy set pieces from the 19th

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The cast crowds in song around Guinevere (Claurien Zanoria) during Ellie King’s British pantomime Sword in the Stone at the Surrey Arts Centre. century, set in the store – I always like to include one of those as an homage to the traditions of panto,” King said. But while the show is a rework of her 1994 Metro Theatre production, there is considerable new material, including an original song, Camelot, co-written by King and her husband and musical director, Geoff. She’s also streamlined the show to make it more family friendly, she added. “I think this year we’ve come in under the two-hour mark – I say I’m trying to do that every year, but this time I think we’ve done it.”

Count on a panto brimming with fun, nevertheless, King said – as well as all the usual silly gags. There’s a beautiful heroine, Guinevere, played by Claurien Zanoria, a wonderful “wizzard,” Merlin (Bob Wilson), a magic mirror and characters with names likes Owen Money and Amaryllis Plant. There are Druids, trolls, sheperdesses and at least one dragon: the diminuitive Idris, played by young Holly TenHaaf. And all the requisite villainy, of course, some of it courtesy of Morgana Le Fay (Kerri Norris),

with overall chaos supplied by a distinctly Scottish Demon King (“call him McDemon,” King said) played by son James. “He’s been after me to do the Demon King as a Scot for years, and last year we had a Scottish good fairy, so I no longer have any excuse not to let him,” she said. Any doubt that this is a family panto should be dispelled by the presence of two very junior members of the Elchesen clan, Cayleigh (only 2½ – some kind of a record, possibly) and her sister Aeron, 5, who takes the role of G’Nigel.

But there’s also plenty of experienced panto talent, courtesy of such King regulars as Cedargreen, Norris and Tulloch. “Mandy is the compleat principal boy,” notes King, a high compliment from one who has worn the tights herself. “She’s been doing a lot of work with Excalibur. There’s a fair bit of sword fighting in the show, particularly when Arthur fights the ‘ultimate horror’ that lives in the castle… but that’s another story.” For tickets, call 604-501-5566, or visit www.rctheatreco.com

Sword in the Stone is ‘good natured family fun’ sight T lines Alex Browne

he Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s Christmas show – Ellie King’s Sword in ihe Stone – lives up to just about everything a traditional British pantomime should be. While not the singer-driven show Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s Beauty and the Beast was, nor the post-modern satire on pantos White Rock Players Club’s Mother Goose tries to be, Sword manages to be thoroughly good-natured, family-oriented fun. In this take-off on the legend of young King Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere

and Camelot, the gags are endearingly old and the always-amusing Alan Cedargreen is ludicrous but likeable as dithery Dame Widow Jones. Everybody clearly understands the function of his or her role without any head-scratching over ‘motivation’; there are unforced sing-a-longs and a healthy helping of magic and spectacle guaranteed to enthrall the younger kids. Indeed, at the Saturday night performance I saw, all the “oh-nohe-isn’t,” “look behind you” business worked better than I’ve seen in a long time (and I’ve been watching local

pantos for some 30 years), as earnest youngsters got wrapped up in the interactivity. The one or two gags of a doubleentendre nature are skillfully steered well over the heads of tiny ones, while the imaginative storybook sets, drops, scenic painting, costumes, lighting and effects are enough to gladden the heart of even the most jaded adult. While nine-year-old Holly TenHaaf is utterly cute and demonstrates stage presence aplenty as Idris, the little Welsh dragon, another of the fabled beasts is also worthy of mention.

That’s the huge ‘Mor-dragon’ – an impressive puppet that requires five people to operate. It’s not only a great stage effect, it’s also an example of the enterprise, ingenuity and magic that community pantomimes can achieve. But a big part of the heart of this show is the sense of family – real or extended – that pervades not only the audience, but those on stage. Consider the clan of Stephen Elchesen, who contributes his usual cheerfully goofy turn in the ‘Idle Jack’ role of Owen Money; his wife, Kerri Norris, turns in a well-timed  see page 34


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For many, South Surrey tenor Mark Donnelly typifies classical singing style. Mr. O Canada (as he is known to countless Canuck fans who’ve heard his pre-game renditions of the Canadian and American national anthems) has the voice and presence many identify with opera. It’s true that Donnelly, who headlines Mark Donnelly and Friends next Thursday (Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m., Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd.) continues to perform solo in recitals, opera and oratorios both in Canada and the U.S., and has been a member of the Vancouver Opera Chorus since 2001. But Donnelly has a broad range of tastes, including musical theatre, folk songs and jazz – and it’s a fair bet some of that material will be on the bill for the Dec. 29 concert, in which he will be joined by a variety of guest performers, including soprano and former student Miriah Reitmeier, as well as three of his multi-talented offspring; daughters Colleen (soprano), Theresa (mezzosoprano) and son Sean (tenor). What’s not commonly known, he said, is that he was a late-

comer to singing – only starting to develop his vocal abilities in Grade 11 and 12. “Back in high school, I was into jazz. I played trombone and didn’t care very much for singing,� he admitted. The first time he realized he had a voice – and that it was a little different from his peers’ – was when he was trying out songs for a school show with a good friend. “He said, ‘do you have to sing everything like it’s opera?,’� Donnelly recalled, with a chuckle. By the time he attended UBC (earning his bachelor’s degree in music) Donnelly had discovered his talents and his sound. “I listened to a lot of classical singers, and I was drawn more to classical rather than folk or pop. And when I started singing folk songs, it was generally in classical arrangements of old songs, or new pieces such as the suites of songs by Benjamin Britten. “It was only as I got older, when I was in my 30s or 40s, that I began to appreciate true folk singers and their style. “I tried to bring in the sound and the intent that pure folk singers have, but with a more classical approach to voice production.�

Donnelly is very comfortable with a cappella singing, of course, and nine times out of 10, when he’s engaged for an event, it’s an unaccompanied gig. But while the Christmas concert – in which his family chorus will be joined by some other choral singers of long acquaintance – will be mostly a cappella, he said he will “diversify� a bit for the Dec. 29 concert. “If you’re doing Neapolitan songs, it’s nice to be accompanied,� he said, noting Chris Suen, organist for his church, is also one of the friends featured. “We’ve been talking about putting something together for shows outside the church for a long time, and this has been a great opportunity.� As a student, Reitmeier has proven herself capable of any musical challenge he’s thrown at her, he added – including everything from grand opera to Franz Lehar. “She’s really such a pro in her presentation – and she’s so great at Broadway material, too.� Donnelly also promises “one big surprise� on the program. “It’s definitely something you wouldn’t associate with Mark Donnelly – a little more of an Appalachian feel to it,� he said.

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Newcomers shine on panto stage  from page 31 comedic performance as bad-girl Queen Morgana, while daughters Aeron, 5, and Cayleigh, 2½, steal everything that isn’t nailed down. James King, son of playwright/ director King and musicaldirector Geoff King, delivers his best Demon King performance yet with fine timing, hilarious Scottish burr, tartans and braided red beard. As Arthur, principal boy Mandy Tulloch chimes in with cheery amiability, fishnetted legs and the energy to put over the material.

As principal girl, Claurien Zanoria makes an appealing, sympathetic Guinevere. About the only thing missing from her nicely developed relationship with Arthur is the usual boy-girl ballad. As cowardly villain Sir Mordred the Malignant, newcomer Tony De Mateis has the right broad, clownish touch; Bob Wilson is a confident Merlin, and Raminder Brar contributes upbeat presence as the Fairy Queen. And we could stand to see a lot more of another new arrival, John More, as Grandpa Jones –

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the theoretically infirm ‘ancient’ is a mainstay of British comedy, and More’s variant would be a welcome addition to any panto. Christopher Lewis Macleod offers a nice dopey characterization as G’Norman the Gnome, though his lines are not always clear; Scott Townsend, Jennifer Campbell, Alexa Pedersen and Glynis Knowlden brighten the stage with their contributions as villagers, and all members of the chorus make the most of their moments to – quoting the title of another number – ‘Shine’.

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Arctic Air prepares to fly

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Bursting with positive energy, Adam Beach arrives on the Arctic Air set in Aldergrove with smiles and friendly greetings for everyone. The Canadian-born Saulteaux actor is known for his roles in such works as Flags of Our Fathers – for which he received multiple Best Supporting Actor nominations – Windtalkers, Joe Dirt, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Cowboys and Aliens, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the HBO series Big Love, among others. Now, he’s focusing on a new CBC series, Arctic Air, which he recently promoted with a tour of its Aldergrove set. Beach, who was born in Manitoba and grew up with his two brothers on the Dog Creek First Nation Reserve, said he was sold on doing the show as soon as he read the script. “It had it all ... it’s about family, it’s about the North and aboriginal life – it’s about people’s daily struggle to just survive, something I think everyone can identify with,” Beach said, with an infectious grin. “It was a perfect script; a perfect match. I wanted to do it and I’m still excited about it.” So is writer-producer Ian Weir, who created the fictional series for Vancouver’s Omni Productions and is an executive producer with three others on the new show. Weir, a Fort Langley native who grew up in Kamloops, said he was pleased and intrigued when Omni – which also produces the History Channel’s documentary series Ice Pilots NWT – approached him to write a pilot about flying in Canada’s north. With past works that include the teen drama Edgemont and the miniseries Dragon Boys, Weir jumped on the opportunity to “do something special.” “I fell in love with the chance to create this kind of show, especially because it’s based in the North,” Weir said. “The North has always been a part of Canada and I think it lends itself to so many ideas. It’s got action and adventure, but also drama ... it’s different.” Beach plays Bobby Martel in the character-driven, one-hour show about a maverick airline and the extended family of the unconventional people who run

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Adam Beach relaxes on the set of CBC’s new show Arctic Air in Aldergrove in a bar based on Yellowknife’s actual Bullocks Bistro. it. wallpaper. Martel is the “headstrong busiIn the middle of one of the largness partner” who saves the air- est areas, the fuselage of a DC-3 line from crashing, and he and (brought up from the States just his pilots take on all kinds of for the show) takes centre stage. It flights each week, including trips even boasts a removable cockpit to secret diamond mining sites, that rolls away, so crews can betrescue missions – even acting as ter film the actors. Several other polar bear tour guides. aircraft are used in the show, but As part of their preparation for the DC-3 is the largest. the show, each of the actors who Beach and Arctic Air co-stars play the pilots flew with real-life Pascale Hutton, Leah Gibson pilots of Buffalo Air to get an and Stephen Lobo (all of whom idea of what a northern pilot’s life are Canadian; Hutton currently is really like. lives in Burnaby) led media on a Inside the Arctic Air set, which set tour, starting with the DC-3, is actually a massive wooden barn which got crowded and cramped, with soaring ceilings, there are fast. lights, lifts, cables and filming“Now, when you see the show, related equipment everywhere, with 20 of us on here – includyet all is neat and organized, with ing fighting – you’ll have a new everything in its place. The hun- appreciation for how much work dreds, if not thousands, of cords goes into it,” Beach noted to the and cables snaking through the gathered media. building are contained tidily While much of the show is under yellow-lined plates (to filmed in the Aldergrove barn, avoid anyone tripping over them) some exteriors are shot in Yellowand line the barn walls like loose knife. But the crew have brought Yellowknife to the Aldergrove set with interiors featuring the airline office, a hotel lobby, and a bar set based on Yellowknife’s actual Bullocks Bistro. Another inspiration was Yellowknife’s Explorer Hotel, which is the Frontier Hotel in Arctic Air – a hotel lobby created in the barn that features a huge rock fireplace, an antler chandelier, animal heads and antlers on the wall, a mounted fish and a bowl of red apples laid out in front of the fire, among other detailed Contributed photo props. The first show premiers on Jan. Beach with writer and co-producer Ian Weir of Fort Langley (with 10 on CBC. Arctic Air co-star Leah Gibson, on-set at the Frontier Hotel lobby.


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‘We’ll hold our own’ says Orcas’ coach

New era begins at Elgin Park Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

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or the first time in six years, a new face is at the end of the bench for Elgin Park Orcas’ senior girls basketball team. Rob Wilson, formerly the head coach of Elgin’s senior boys, has moved into the girls’ game, taking over the coaching reins from Stu Graham, who stepped down after six years at the helm – and 10 years at the school in total. “It’s been really good so far this year – I haven’t found it to be a real big change, going from boys to girls. The game is still basically the same,” Wilson said earlier this month, a few weeks into the hoops season. Wilson and this year’s squad have big shoes to fill; under Melissa Boettcher Graham, the Orcas Elgin Park Orcas qualified for B.C. championships six consecutive years, winning it all in 2008. Last year, they finished ninth. “It was a good run, and a great group of girls every year,” said Graham, who is still sticking close to the court as a board member of Basketball BC and also as a coach with Basketball Canada’s Centre for Performance. “I talked to Rob before he took the team, and I told him that I thought he’d really enjoy it.” And while this year’s roster has just two returning players from last year’s team – seniors Melissa Boettcher and Madelyn Dekerf – Wilson is confident in his group. For the first time, the Fraser Valley conference has been split into tiers, with the top teams like Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats and Coquitlam’s Riverside Rapids occupying Tier 1, and Elgin Park and a slew of other Surrey squads – including Semiahmoo, Earl Marriott, Seaquam and Lord Tweedsmuir – in the second tier. “We’re not quite as strong as we maybe have been the last few years, but we’ll hold our own,” Wilson said, adding that a return to the top tier is maybe only a season or two away. “We’ll be pretty good, pretty competitive. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of athleticism on this year’s team.” All teams from the top tier will automatically qualify for provincial AAA championships, while Tier 2 squads will fight for four spots, Wilson said. The Orcas were 4-0 in league play before breaking for the holidays, and will hit the court again in the New Year, alongside other local squads at the Surrey Firefighters Goodwill Classic. Elgin Park has dominated the Firefighters Classic in recent years, winning five straight tournament titles from 2006-10, but saw their streak halted last January, when they were upset in a preliminary-round game against Lord Tweedsmuir. Holy Cross won the tournament.

Orcas win Roundball Classic Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

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Elgin Park Orcas’ Jayne Alexander makes a shot against the Handsworth Royals during last season’s B.C. Girls AAA Basketball Championships. Only two players return from that team this season.

The Elgin Park Orcas senior boys hoops team gave themselves an early Christmas present last week – a first-place trophy at Rick Hansen’s Hurricane Roundball Classic. Elgin Park won the eight-team tournament Saturday, beating a tough, physical North Surrey squad 51-46. “It couldn’t have gone much better,” said Orcas’ head coach Dan Walker. In Elgin’s first game, they beat an overmatched team from Samuel Robinson Technical 91-32, and then edged Rick Hansen 72-62 ❝We just before facing off stayed with against North them, and Surrey in the final. stayed with And beating them… we their North just kept Surrey rivals in the final very within striking nearly didn’t distance.❞ happen – the Dan Walker win required coach a late-game comeback. The Orcas trailed for nearly the entire game, only taking the lead with three minutes left on the clock. “We just stayed with them, and stayed with them – we were never down by more than four, six, eight points… we just kept within striking distance,” Walker said. “And then we just prevailed at the end.” It was not easy, Walker said, especially because North Surrey’s style of play clashed with Elgin’s, which is primarily based on speed, skill and shooting. “They were a very big, very scrappy team,” he said. “It was really physical – just a tough, defensive struggle… they’re athletic, too, and well-coached. I actually think they were favoured to beat us, so it was good that we were able to pull off the win.” The difference, Walker said, came in the game’s waning moments, when the Orcas’ cadre of guards were able to drive to the hoop for not just points, but fouls, too. “Our outside shooting wasn’t great, but we have a couple guys who were slashing to the basket, and we were able to get a number of three-point plays that way.” Elgin Park senior Tony Tabor was named the Roundball Classic Most Valuable Player, and teammate Brett Walker was named to the to the tournament’s first-team all-star. The victory was especially sweet  see page 38


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volunteers who can commit four hours a week for 18 months to offer emotional support to families of children with chronic or life-threatening diseases. Training provided. Contact Ginny Wong at 604-709-6618 or ginny. wong@redcross.ca â&#x2013;  Come Share Program is looking for volunteers to be part of the Extraordinary Chronicles of Ordinary Lives biography project and have their biography written by a trained volunteer. Volunteer co-ordinators also needed. Training provided, five Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Sue at 604-531-2502, ext. 4. â&#x2013;  Community Visitor Volunteers needed to help lonely or isolated community members stay connected to their communities through a home visiting program. Minimum of two hours/week for six months. Contact Sources Volunteer Services at 604-5424357. â&#x2013;  Computer teacher volunteers needed. Call Come Share Senior Support at 604-531-9400, ext. 3. â&#x2013;  Czorny Alzheimer Centre requires â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cottage Companionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; volunteers to provide companionship and support to Czorny Centre residents through friendly visiting and support of recreation therapy programs. Prior knowledge and/or some experience in Alzheimer care is an asset. Info, 604-535-4500, ext. 757477. Contact 604-535-4500, ext. 7477. â&#x2013;  Drivers are needed to transport cancer patients to and from medical appointments. Call the Canadian Cancer Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s White Rock/South Surrey office

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STEWART, John January 18, 1934 December 15, 2011 Missing him is his loving wife Beryl, daughters Janet and Sandra, sons-in-law Mike Jensen and David Papineau and granddaughters Madeline, Parker and Meghan. Also survived by his sisters Cath and Jeanette, his brother Alex and wife Mary, his nieces and nephews in Scotland, England, South Africa and BC. John will also be missed by his Aunt Vivian Stewart and many cousins in BC and Washington. Born in Lossiemouth, Scotland, John immigrated to Canada in 1951 and was a tow boat Captain with Rivtow Straits for several years. He then worked at Molson’s Brewery prior to retiring in 1995. The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock for their excellent and supportive care.

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FOUND - BIKE; youths mountain bike, found in the vic of the S.Sry indoor pool, pls call: (778)847-4130 FOUND: black leather GLOVE, Prestigious, size 7, left hand. Call 604-272-1606 LOST: REWARD, Cat, male, short ruddy fur w/orange stripes on legs & face, amber eyes. Nr City Hall. Desperately missed! 604-536-3707

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SUSAN’S NANNY AGENCY accepting resumes for Childcare, Housekeeping, Elderly care 5 F/T nannies w/cars looking for work, avail now. F/T L/O. Special needs: F/T L/O, 3 children; P/T 3 days/wk. Avail 3 L/I Filipino & 2 L/I European. Male care aide looking for live-in position. Fax 604-538-2636/Ph 538-2624

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Moyra Elsie Storey bcclassified.com May 10th 1920 – November 29th 2011

Our Mom grew up in Wallasey, England with four siblings. At the age of 18 she worked at Rowntree’s Chocolates, daily taking the ferry across the Mersey to Liverpool. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Mother’s new responsibility became guiding the Royal Air Force spitfire pilots in safely to the airfield from their missions in Germany. She had joined the Women’s Air Corps. Her critical contribution was directing a beacon and advising the pilots by radio for a safe landing. Only once did she accidentally direct a pilot back to enemy lines. She was very pleased to have been disobeyed in that instance. Sometime during the war, Mom met Ray Storey, a handsome lad from the “Colonies”. Ray was in the RCAF and was on a couple of days leave at the time. He was immediately stricken by her beauty and was then delighted to, in subsequent meetings, find that her most precious beauty was from inside. They were married on March 17th 1945. She, and a number of other “War Brides”, set sail for Canada on July 1st 1945 arriving in Montreal 17 days later. Mother then boarded the CN Rail and spent 4 days observing the intimidating Canadian landscape. She arrived in Saskatoon and was met by her unfamiliar in-laws, Jim and Nellie Storey. They then drove 5 hours on slippery roads in the driving rain, the likes of which she had never experienced before. What a culture shock it must have been to arrive (alone) in the tiny village of Arborfield (as Ray had to stay behind in England for a few more months). Strange people, strange customs, strange recipes, and gumbo that would stick to your boots and cause you to grow inches taller as you slogged along to the outhouse, were her newfound challenges. Mom was very gracious though. She adapted to the customs, learned the recipes, started embroidering tablecloths, learned to make jellied salads, and with Ray, brought 4 children into the world. Carol Lopez, John Storey (Dianne), Brian Storey (Judy) and Dee Lowe (Ervin). She even lost most of her accent, though Canadians could always hear a remnant of that English pronunciation in her speech. Mom and Dad eventually moved to Saskatoon where, in 1961 they started the Overhead Door Company. After 30 productive years (in the Saskatchewan snow), they decided to go West to begin yet another chapter in their beautiful life together. They enjoyed an additional 30 years together in beautiful, sunny, White Rock B.C. “Well at least it’s a dry rain”. Dad golfed, built bird houses and sold Kiwanis Christmas cakes while mother continued her passion for pottery and bridge. They went on walks together, entertained friends, and supported each other in their varied endeavours. Later in life, mom became accomplished at watercolour painting. When Dad died in 2004, Mom moved to a senior’s complex where she met Derek Gretsinger, a delightful man, who won her heart (and also the hearts of her children). They were married on Valentine’s Day in 2009. We all marvelled at the new life she and Derek created - they would laugh over the silliest little things, appreciated the same music, movies, tennis on TV, good food and they took art lessons together. They always showed so much respect for each other. Her Grandchildren, Jason Lopez (Vancouver), Carmen Storey (London, England), Brendan Storey (Edmonton), Amelia LoweMuller (Saskatoon), Connor Lowe (Vancouver), Lucas Storey, Jonathan Storey, Blair Ross, Marcus Storey and Brock Storey (all of Saskatoon), will miss their Grandma. Enrique Lopez, Micah Muller, Finnely Muller, Emma Storey and Eva Storey were all fortunate to have had visits with their Great Grandma. So now we are saying goodbye. Mom believed in a better life after death, so we wish her all the best in this new adventure. THE KIDS

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175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS JAPANESE Bento Box HOME Delivery Service in the White Rock & S.Surrey area. BC Fresh Local Ingredients Call 778.294.4472 or bentojapanese@gmail.com

E & M MAINTENANCE WINDOW WASHING D Windows Out & In D Gutters cleaned In & Out D Pressure Washing D Serving W. Rock for over 30 yrs D Lic. & WCB insured. D Free Est. Seniors Discount

Eric 604-541-1743 NO CLEANING. Driving, Shopping, Meal Prep, Handywork, Organizing 25% Discount. Pat 604-535-4664

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COMPUTER SERVICES

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

$10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464. 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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 206

APPLIANCE REPAIRS Peace Arch Appliance Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Call Mark (604)536-9092

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

Mr. Hand-i-Man

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian @ 604-724-6373

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HANDYPERSONS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

10% OFF when you Mention this ad HARDI RENO SVS. *Plumbing *Tile *Drywall*Paint*More! 778-865-4072

FENCING FENCE & DECK INSTALLATIONS

BIG Hammer Property Improvement

Professional Installations for a Great Price!

- Barns - Renos - Maintenance -

- Fencing - Decks - Sheds -

Referances Available. .Jim’s Moving Winter Service

Call 778-883-4262

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GARDENING

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $125 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $145. Free delivery in Surrey. 604-856-8877

604-240-1000

Paid Weekly - Up to $20 an hour, no comm., benefits available. Positive, outgoing, team oriented a must!

MEDICAL/DENTAL

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HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Senior’s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977

Winter rates on now.

✷ Christmas Rush ✷

Erica 604-777-2195

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ELECTRICIAN - Dana Thompson Over 23yrs exp. Res/Comm. Free est. Bonded. #14758 604-353-1519

www.pacificcedarworks.com

Filling 10 F/T Positions

Call Now, Start Tomorrow!

Clean-up Trimming, Pruning Snow Removal No B.S.T. Seniors Discount

Fully insured with WCB. RETAIL SALES CLERK required. Will train. Good starting wage. Apply in person at: Penguin Meats, 1554 - 152 St., White Rock.

GARDENING

JAPANESE STYLE yard care. Clean-Up, Fencing, Rubbish & Snow Removal. 604-502-9198

#22047 WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All work Guaranteed. 604-220-8347 www.HighOutletElectric.ca

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Please e-mail resumes to 878.marquise@hiredesk.net or fax: 604-214-8526

MOA REQUIRED FOR A VERY BUSY WALK-IN CLINIC IN LANGLEY. Perm P/T position afternoons and weekends only. EMR experience an asset. Contact kathi@glovermedical.com

Papers are delivered right to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x a week, after school, Tuesday and Thursday Call the Circulation Department at 604 538-8223 ext. 14 or email us at: zchecker1@peacearchnews.com Route Number Boundaries Number of Papers

206

for small and medium size businesses, including filing, payroll, government reports, & small claims. 28 yrs exp. Reasonable Rates. Pacific Ave. White Rock

139

KIDS AND ADULTS NEEDED FOR CARRIER ROUTES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662

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DRYWALL

ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500

Popcorn & Textured ceilings really date your home - We can give you a flat ceilinglovely to look at & easy to clean. If you have crown mouldings - no problem. Also Ceiling repairs. CALL FRIENDLY BENJAMIN 604-230-7928 or 604-538-3796 PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Call Parm (604) 762-4657

Call Jeff (604)762-8664


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes

Per Molsen 604-575-1240

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

477

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Registered, micro chipped, 1st shots. Ready now. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca

TILING

RUSSELL TILES No Job Too Small. 18 yrs on the Peninsula. All types of tile & laminate floors. Install & Repair. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976

European Quality Workmanship

338

PLUMBING

PETS

LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.

373B

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR,

CONTRACT OR HOURLY FREE ESTIMATES 23 YEARS IN BUSINESS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801 www.panoramaplumbing.com

GREAT RATES! Local lic’d plumber Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 604-325-6722

Rottweiler pups lrg German working stock exc temp healthy 8 wks. parents to view. $650. 604-799-8225. SHIHTZU X LASO APSO pups, 3 M, mostly white, view parents, nonshed, $400/ea. (604)701-9006

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841

PETS

506

APPLIANCES Peace Arch Appliance Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Call Mark (604)536-9092

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AUCTIONS Big Valley Auction

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

BRAND new apartment - MORGAN CROSSING (444 – 15850 26th Avenue, South Surrey) Top floor, corner unit. 2 Bdrms,2 Baths,6 Appliances, common patio for bbq’s ,underground parking and storage. Shopping, dining, Steve Nash Gym all within a short stroll .N/P, N/S. $1400 /MO. Over 800 sqft. References req. Contact: Raheel Rahman (778) 883 4417 (primary) (604) 771 0455 (alternate) CLOVERDALE Penthouse. 2 balconies, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, granite counters, marble flr, steam bath, massage shower, 2 u/g prkg, fitness ctr. $1400. 604-617-8484. GUILDFORD: 1 BDRM Condo - 2 blks Guildford Mall, s/s appl. d/w. 5 yr old bldg. New paint & flrs. 2 pools, sauna, tennis. $795/mo. Avail. Feb. 1st. neg. (604)603-5799

LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops

RETAIL STORE FORECLOSURE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

December 28th @ 5:00pm Preview 9am-5pm

Peninsula Tree Preservation S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming

TILING & HANDYMAN SERVICES Starting $25/hr. Ian (778)840-1431 iancoulas@yahoo.ca

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A1 BATH RENO’S. Bsmt suites, drywall, patios, plumbing, siding, fencing, roofing, landscaping, etc. Joe 604-961-9937 or 604-581-3822

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ISA Certified Arbourist Fully Insured

HOME REPAIRS

MOVING & STORAGE

MOVING? LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

• Small & Big Moves • Internals • Single Items • Packing Supplies s r

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“Right Tree - Right Location”

Classified Advertising An effective way to build your business. Phone 604-575-5555

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

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B & B MOBILE SERVICES

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www.BBmoving.ca 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

AFFORDABLE MOVING 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

604-537-4140 Pac-Man Movers 20 years exp ~ Reas rates. Call Kevin: (604)837-2744 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (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 BESTWAY PAINTING & Decorating Int/Ext-Comm/Res. Crown Moldings & Wallpaper. John 778-881-6737

PAINTING

INTERIOR - EXTERIOR D Stucco painting, Cedar Siding D Repainting - Houses, Condos D Renovations D Finishing D Ceilings & Crown Moulding’s D 32 yrs exp. painters /FREE Est.

Rene’s Spray & Brush Painting cell 778-855-5361 www.renespainting.com

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WCB INSURED

Vincent 543-7776

Rob Kootnikoff

• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

Trees removal, Hedges Pruning, Topping Chipping. Insured. WCB Free wood & chips. David Fast 604-536-5426

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

PETS

604.587.5865

GREENCARE RUBBISH REMOVAL Comm. & Residential Cheapest in White Rock / South Surrey Environmentally Friendly

Call (604)506-2817

477

PETS

Blood Hound pups, CKC Reg health ✔, 1st vac., micro chipped, 1 male, 6 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go 604-574-5788 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. Vet checked. 1st shots. Parents both registered. $550. 604-309-2390.

*Fridges * Freezers * Stoves * Microwaves * Small appliances * Scrap Metal * Old pipe * BBQs * * Exercise equip. * Cars/trucks * All metal recyclables FREE

CKC Yorkie male 9 wk micro chip, shots, family loved, health checked $1000. 604-857-0722

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

WHITE ROCK RUBBISH EXTRA CHEAP PRICES RELIABLE, SERVICE Seniors Discount

CALL ROGER 604-

968-0367

UNDER $100

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UNDER $200

INVACARE Transport Wheel Chair Aluminum frame. Rated to 250 lbs. $200/firm (604)535-4907

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

www.recycleitcanada.ca

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BASIC WALKER - aluminum frame. Collapsible - light but very strong. $75: (604)535-4907

Semiahmoo Tree Experts

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME Unit # 4 - 26157 FRASER HWY., accredited appraisals available

604-538-6278, 778-839-5034

220.JUNK(5865)

RECYCLE-IT!

Folkart & unusual decorator items, antique furniture & country primitives limited edition prints and hundreds of estate items.

UNDER $400

Noritake Contemporary Fine China “Spring Meadow” 8 (Eight) 5 place settings plus 13 additional pieces. $399 obo. 604-536-2288

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FUEL

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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FURNITURE

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

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

COCK A POO PUPPIES Family raised (2) Female, (2) male. $500. Ready to Go! (604)467-6643 DOG WANTED Looking for a dog in need of a loving home to replace a muchloved four legged friend that died old and happy. No children. Will be well cared for and will enjoy a fenced yard, the beach and sleeping inside. This new friend can be male or female, big or small - old or young. Please call 604-290-5673 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES $550: Born Sept. 26th. 1 Male, 1 Female. 604-836-6861 MALTESE pup, 1 male, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. Family raised. 604-464-5077. MIN. SCHNAUZER PUPS 7-F 4-M tails docked, dewormed, 1st shots. Starting at $800. 778-834-1469 Multi Poo Pup 14 wks old M., white, 2nd shot dewormed micro chipped good home $795. 604-715-2431 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 11/wks. 1st shots & dewormed. Well socialized with kids. $600/obo. 604-466-8211.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

689 WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY S.SURREY: 2700sq.ft. newly reno’d home located 2 blks from Semiahmoo Sec, Softball City & S.Sry pool, on 7000 sq.ft. lot. 4 Bdrm, 2.5 baths, family room, den/study/bdrm, asking $938,000. (778)242-9009

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APARTMENT/CONDO The White Rock Bellaire

South Facing. Luxury Residence. Suit discriminating prof who only wants the best. This 2 bdrm residence offers 1031sf of incomparable luxury. $1800/mo. Drive by Oxford St. & 16th Ave. & admire the award winning majestic tower. Avail. now. n/s, n/p. Refs req. For appt. 604-318-3365 if no answer call 702-325-2868

White Rock ~1243 Best Street Bright, Sunny, South facing 1 Bdrm, Top Floor ~ $795/mo 1 Bdrm 2nd floor, no stairs $775/mo

New balcony, windows & doors Strictly non-smoking building no smoking in suite or balcony No Pets ~ Adult oriented

604-536-8428

1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month 2 bdrm - $870/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets

WHITE ROCK. 1 bdrm apt. Grd flr w/balcony Prkg. Lndry. NS/ND/NP. $800. Avail. Immed. 604-837-1333

By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480

Close to Semiahmoo Mall

604-857-0800 www.bigvalleyauction

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SKYLINE APTS. WHITE ROCK 15321 Russell Ave Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499 www.cycloneholdings.ca

SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Cres. E. 2bdrm appt. starts at $875. Pet friendly, nr all amen, heat, Community garden. 604-451-6676

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APARTMENT/CONDO

WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA. Lrg 1 bdrm suite, d/w, balc, concrete bldg. $950. Blk fr Semiahmoo Mall. Call for appt to view: 604-541-6276 WHITE ROCK

White Rock Gardens & Bayview Chateau 14989 Roper Avenue & 1371 Blackwood St. QUALITY APARTMENT RENTALS IN WHITE ROCK These are condo-like building with breath taking views. This property is surrounded by impressive landscaping; Close to shopping and schools. Some suites with ocean views; Indoor & outdoor parking. Bach, one bedroom and two bedroom suites available. NO PETS. For more information and viewing

please call 604-531-9797 Professionally Managed By Gateway Property Management

WHITE ROCK 1 BEDROOM Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP Heat, hot water, & light included

Call 604-538-5337 WHITE ROCK - Cntrl Loc. Spac. South facing 1 bdrm. Newly renovated-new bath, wood flring, painting. Adult oriented. Heat, h.w. u/g prkng incl. n/s, n/p. Refs. $825/mo. Avail. now. 604-808-6601 WHITE Rock spac 1 bd, heat & hw incl, $800 + $400 DD, Jan 1, NP/NS ref’s &1 yr lse req’d. 778-788-6133.

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HOMES FOR RENT

E.BEACH executive fully reno’d 2 bdrm rancher s/s appls, granite countertops, hot tub oceanview over 7000sf lot Jan 1. $1800 + util Long term NS/NP 604-617-3551

MORGAN Crossing Peninsula area bright, older 2 bdrm 1000 sf home, 4 appls, h/w flrs, $1485 + utils. N/S. Pets? (604) 505-2572 or 760-8273 South SURREY Well kept house on acreage. Phone (604) 377-1967

WHITE ROCK nice 3 bdrm., nr. beach, short term OK. N/S N/P. $2300 mo. Avail now 778-292-1287


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ADVERTISING FEATURE

Volkswagen Eos is truly a four-season convertible Story and photos by Lorne Drury Metroland Media Carguide Magazine

The Volkswagen Eos with its retractable hardtop has so much going for it. So I’m surprised it doesn’t sell in greater numbers in Canada than it does. Maybe our short top-down season turns a lot of potential buyers off. Why spend money on a convertible when you only get to enjoy it a few months a year? But in my opinion, the short summer season is all the more reason to buy a convertible. I want to enjoy every last minute of sunshine before the dreary winter months are upon us. In fact, the new breed of retractable hardtop convertible makes so much sense in our climate. It gives you the best of all worlds — a convertible in the nice weather and a hardtop coupe the rest of the year. And the Volkswagen Eos adds one more twist. It also has a power sunroof so that if you don’t want to drop the top entirely, you can go part way with just the flick of a switch to put the sunroof either in the tilt or open position. For the 2012 model year, the Eos has undergone its first major update since introduction in 2007. The basic shape is unchanged, but the front now features the wide VW signature grille, standard fog lamps and a new headlamp design. The rear gets LED taillights. Power still comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged fourcylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb/ft of torque. The engine is mated with a six-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) with Tiptronic to allow for manual shifting. Because of the turbo, premium unleaded fuel is recommended. The weight of the new model has been trimmed 25 kg to 1,595 kg, which should give it added get-up-and-go. The previous model did the 0-100 km/h run in about 7.9 seconds so the new one should be in the same range. Fuel economy ratings are 9.5L/100 km city and 6.7L/100 km highway. The Eos comes in two trim levels, Comfortline ($39,075) and Highline ($43,775). The Comfortline gets 17-inch alloy wheels, eight-way manually adjustable heated front seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake lever, rear park distance control, electronic stability control, Halogen projector headlamps, tire pressure monitoring system and an eight-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system with single CD player (MP3 readable, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, climatic climate control and cruise control. Step up to the Highline model and standard fare includes 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seating surfaces with 12-way power adjustable front seats, auto-dimming mirror, bi-xenon headlights with LED technology and adaptive front light

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system, dual zone electronic climate control, digital compass, keyless access with start/stop button, leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with DSG paddle shifters, premium eight-speaker audio system with six-disc CD changer, sport seats, sport suspension, ski bag and rain sensor wipers. You can also order both models with the Technology Package, which includes a touch screen navigation system, Dynaudio 600-watt digital sound system with 10 speakers and Sirius satellite radio. With the Comfortline, you can add the Sport Package, which includes 18-inch alloy wheels, bixenon headlights and sport suspension. The Eos is well outfitted on the safety front. Standard are front airbags, side curtain and side thorax airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and hill hold assist. As I mentioned at the start, why the Eos is sometimes forgotten among convertible buyers is puzzling. The cabin has an upscale look with great fit and finish and high-end materials. The Eos is also unique in the market with the power sunroof and the peppy engine is just right for a midsize car. Design wise, the Eos doesn’t have the curves of its beautiful stable mate, the Passat CC, but with the top down it is a very attractive car. With the top up, it tends to blend into the woodwork at bit and that may turn some buyers off. The rear quarters carry a high beltline, but not to the extent of some of the other retractable hardtops on the market. While there is seating for four, the back seat is best used for small children or as an overflow cargo hold. Adults wouldn’t want to ride for long in the back seat. However, front seat room is spacious enough. With the top up, trunk capacity is 297 litres (10.5 cu ft.) but with the top down it shrinks to 186 litres (6.6 cu ft). On a recent trip up north to cottage country, we made great use of the back seat to carry our bags and groceries for the weekend. It’s amazing how much you can pack into the car, even with such a small trunk. With the top up on the highway, the Eos is surprisingly quiet with few shakes and rattles that sometimes accompany a retractable hardtop. Top down, minor cowl shake is evident on bumpy roads, but not so that it is alarming or irritating. And speaking of the top, it is a marvel of German precision with so many moving parts, that it often draws a crowd during the 25 seconds it takes to raise or lower it. The Eos is more of a touring car than a sports car — a pleasant place to spend a sunny, summer day on the road. If you want a bit more spirited driving, opt for the sport suspension, which tightens things up a bit and cuts down on the body roll in the corners. The suspension consists of McPherson struts with stabilizer

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HOMES FOR RENT

White Rock, 849 Kent St. Live at the beach. 3 bdrms + den, 1 bathrm. Possible inlaw suite. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $1850/mo.

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The 2012 Volkswagen Eos is one of the new breed of retractable hardtops that are taking over the convertible market. It has undergone its first redesign in 2012.

The Volkswagen Eos has an upscale interior with high-grade materials and comfortable seats.

bar up front and a four-link independent rear suspension with telescopic shock absorbers at the rear. This results a firm, but fairly comfortable ride, soaking up the bumps with relative ease. The power-assisted steering is also precise and predictable with a short turning circle. This is more of a touring car than a sports car, but that’s certainly not a bad thing as the Eos can be a great road vehicle that churns up the kilometers in style. However, the rear window on the Eos is smallish and with the headrests in play, the visibility when reversing direction is restricted. Like all convertibles, the Eos has its limitations. But convertibles are what they are and for the money, you would be hard pressed to do better than the Eos. It provides the best of all worlds— a coupe in foul weather and convertible when the sun shines. Think of it as a convertible for all seasons.

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810

BEAUTIFUL STUDIO Suite w/full bath & kitchenette. Close to beach, hospital, shopping. Suits single, quiet professional. Available Now. N/P, N/S. $750. To view please call (778) 229-6267.

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VOLKSWAGEN EOS 2012 AT A GLANCE BODY STYLE: two-door retractable hardtop convertible DRIVE METHOD: front-engine, front-wheel drive ENGINE: 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line turbocharged engine with intercooler and direct injection (200 hp, 207 lb/ft) with six-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) with Tiptronic paddle shifters FUEL ECONOMY: 9.5L/100 km city, 6.7L/100 km highway. PRICE: Comfortline $39,075, Highline $43,775 WEB SITE: www.vw.ca

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

845

2008 HONDA CIVIC 4dr sedan auto CD, a/c, p/w. Grey. 35,000kms. $9700. 604-825-9477

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

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VEHICLES WANTED

604-535-8080 Atira Property Management WHITE ROCK. Spectacular view, 3 bdrm home, newly reno’d, avail now, $2300/mo. Call 604-538-8408

746

ROOMS FOR RENT

OCEAN PARK.Furn sgl bdrm.Lndry cooking,wireless,cable.N/S.Jan 1st. $450/mo +part util. 604-535-5953. SOUTH SURREY. Furnished room for rent. Available now. N/S, N/P. Call 604-538-0031.

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S SURREY, Lilac Green. 1900 sq ft. 2 bdrm, 2.5 bths, with den & 3rd floor. Hrdwd flr, gas F/P, 5 appls. NS/NP. $1700. Call 604-535-8626.

S. SURREY, unit 27, 15233 34th Ave. 2 bdrm + flex room, 2 baths, at SUNDANCE. NS/NP. avail Dec. 15th. $1600/mo.

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SUITES, LOWER

EAST BEACH SHORT TERM fully furn 2 bdrm g/l ste prkg, ldry own ent all inclusive $1280/mo or $700/2 weeks. Avail. 604-541-1457

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Alfred 604-889-6807 TENANTS 4 bdrm T/H, at 161A & 24, $2,100/M, Avail. Now! Houses/Condos/Townhouses Rental units available now www.bcforrentinfo.ca Office: 604-534-7974 Ext: 205 S.SURREY SUNNY 1 BDRM 700sf Hwd floor D/W W/D N/S N/P near P/A Hospital/transit/pennisula village $1000/mth incl. utilities. Avail. Jan 15. 604-531-7085

SOUTH SURREY: Large 2 bdrm grnd flr ste in 4-plex. W/D, f/p, storage, parking, fenced yard. NS/NP. $1030/mo incl utils. 604-535-2197. SURREY 123/74 Ave. Nice 2 bdrm nr Kwantlen College & all amens, NS/NP. Avail now. 604-543-0020.

2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $1995 obo (604)826-0519 2004 DODGE NEON SX - 2.0 auto, 146K, 4 dr, keyless alarm, a/care, cd, all pwr. $3700: (604)502-9912

2006 FORD FUSION, 4 dr, 39,000 kms, V6, all options, $7,950 obo. Phone 604-780-8404

2003 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA highway truck, 450HP, 13 spd, Eaton Fuller trans, recent work done, brand new tires, fresh MVI. Make over $10,000/mo gross with job. Asking $22,500 Info 604-830-1700.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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1989 ACURA LEGEND, 2 dr coupe, white, 5 spd, runs well, good cond. $1400 obo. (604)765-9602

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1993 HONDA DELSOL, auto. 250,000 kms. $3000 obo. Call 604328-9570.

2003 Four Winds 30 ft. Class C Motorhome. 30,000kms. Mint cond. Asking $30,000.obo. 604-780-0777.

1997 MERCEDES E420, all options, mint, garage kept. 118,00 kms. $7200 obo. 604-805-4545.

2011 LAREDO 302LT

2003 TOYOTA Corolla, very clean, 4dr, CD player, auto, 157,000kms. $5150 obo. 604-588-5215. 2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $5500 firm. Phone 604-538-9257. 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA, 42,000 kms. Light green, auto, $9000 obo. Great condition. (604)328-9570

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

2003 HONDA CIVIC - 4 dr, automatic a/c, cd, very clean, no acc. Clear title. $5800: (604)607-4906 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

Elec. awning, “family-sized” dinette, power tongue jack, loft. $26,483 (Stk.30530) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2011 SALEM FG T21RD

SURREY, 2 bdrm, grnd level, on 5 acres, $800 incl. utils, cable, & net. Avail now. NS/NP. (778)552-7486 WHITE ROCK. Avl now. Modern 1 bd ste, lrg patio deck w/partial ocean view, nr beach. Pri ent, prkg, inste lndry. NS/NP, refs req. $1100 incl utils, 604-536-6295, 778-788-0577 White Rock cls to PAH, newer 1 bdrm priv. entry prkg, h/w, granite W/D, micro, mi $900 incl. utils. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. 604-535-0429.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4795 obo 604-826-0519 2000 BUICK LASABRE with heated seats, low km’s, H.U.D. Private. $6900/obo. 778-565-4230 2004 FORD Escape XLS, 2L, 5 sp. Loaded. 132kms. no acc. $4500 no tax Aircared 2 yrs. 604-502-9912. 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 160K, $8500 firm. Call 604-538-9257 2011 CHEV Traverse AWD 20,000kms. List $40,000+HST, asking $28,900.no HST. 604-780-0777

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828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3295 obo. (604)826-0519

OCEAN PARK. 1600 sq.ft. 1 bdrm + den grd lvl ste. High ceilings. Lrg yd. w/d. d/w. N/P. N/S. $1075 + utils. Jan. 1 or 15. 604-943-6077. SOUTH SURREY. Brand new 2 bdrm bsmt suite. $1100 incl heat, hot water, hydro. Shared W/D. N/P. N/S. Avail now. 604-531-4820.

CARS - DOMESTIC

1994 CHRYSLER LHS, just aircrd, loaded, luxurious throughout, drive in style! $850 obo. (604)496-3958

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

604-535-8080 Atira Property Management

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION SURREY 160/20th. Share furn. nice mobile with 1 working person. $500 utils. W/D, cable, prkg. incl. Refs & security dep. req. N/S inside. N/P. Avail now. Hope 604-290-5838.

TOWNHOUSES

TRANSPORTATION

Microwave, awning, pass through storage, u-shaped dinette, ext. speakers, DSI water heater. $15,483 (Stk.30525) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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TRUCKS & VANS

1994 Saab 900-S. 6cyl, 2.5 l engine. 4dr, sunroof, 5spd, green, like new. $1950. 604-541-0344 2000 Dodge diesel 2500 series 4x4 ext cab 133,000k. 8x10 custom alum deck $12,500. 604-839-5700. 2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 180K, full load $16,000 obo. 604-812-1278 2004 GRAND CARAVAN, 36,000 KMS, v6, loaded, seats 7, $7950 obo. 604-780-8404 2005 CHEVY VENTURE VAN with wheelchair ramp, good cond, $5500 obo. 778-882-6149 2006 MONTANA, Dual Air, DVD, new tires, brakes, battery. 160kms. Asking $6,500. 604-780-0777.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of WALTER JOHN CARFRAE, otherwise known as WALTER J. CARFRAE and WALTER CARFRAE, formerly of 101-1250 Blackwood Street, White Rock, British Columbia V4B 3T9, Deceased, who died on the 1st day of November, 2011 are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Deborah Lori Carfrae, 1335 Wellington Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7K 1L6 on or before January 5, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. DEBORAH LORI CARFRAE, Executor.


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