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Langley’s New Year’s Baby for 2012 is a little hulk. by Troy Landreville

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The first baby born at Langley Memorial Hospital in 2012 has all the makings of a future ice hockey power forward. Blake Colton Thomas is a whole lot of New Year’s Baby, coming into the world at 8:10 a.m. on Jan. 1 weighing nine pounds, six ounces and measuring 22 inches head to toe. “He’s thick. He’ll definitely be finishing his bodychecks,” said Blake’s proud dad Grant, a former defenceman in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The real all-star of this story is new mom Katie. Her water broke at 4 a.m. on Dec. 31 and she was admitted into LMH at 12:30 p.m. “So from start to finish, it was a 28-hour

journey,” Katie said. Katie said she’s both happy and very relieved her son is finally here. Blake’s timing was near perfect; Katie’s due date was Jan. 3. The couple, from Cloverdale, had a premonition that their little one was going to arrive early. “I had a pretty good feeling that I was going to have the baby on Jan.1 – that was my guess,” Katie said. When 2011 turned over into 2012, Katie was only vaguely aware that a new year had arrived. “It wasn’t exactly a priority, I guess you could say,” Katie said. “It was the least of our worries!” Grant said. The new parents are thrilled that Blake is very healthy, but also that he waited until the new year to join his family. “It had to be a January baby,” Katie said. “It’s good for hockey season,” Grant added.

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Newborn Blake Colton Thomas – kissed by proud parents Grant and Katie – is the first baby born at Langley Memorial Hospital in 2012.

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Property values in the Langleys stayed stable over the past year, according to the annual assessment numbers released Tuesday by the provincial government. The owners of homes around B.C. are getting their assessment notices in the next few days, but it seems few will have any major

surprises. “Most homes in the Fraser Valley have remained stable in value compared to last year’s assessment roll,” said John Green, the region’s deputy assessor. The biggest change was the increase from $507,000 to $515,000 for single family homes in Langley Township. Yet that represents less than a 1.6 per cent change in value. The value of apartments went up from $253,000 to $256,000, while townhouses went up from $275,000 to $278,000. In Langley City, the value of houses went up from $461,000 to $465,000. The value of condos actually declined, from $164,000 down to $162,000, and townhouses dropped

from $359,000 down to $347,000, a dip of almost 3.5 per cent. The assessment numbers are based on averages calculated across whole communities. It’s possible that some individual homes, or homes in some neighbourhoods, will buck the trend and go up more or less than the average. Neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood numbers are not available from BC Assessment, but any residential address can be looked up, and its assessed value found, on www.bcassessment.ca. Assessments are calculated in the summer, so the change in value is based on the valuation as of July 1, 2011.


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Help with school work can be as close as a local library or its online network. The holidays are over and some students are finding that it’s getting tougher as they head into the second half of the school year. The Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is offering help and all it takes is a library card. • More online

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Kodiaks aim to stay atop Harold Brittain Heading into the new year, the Aldergrove Kodiaks are the top team in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Harold Brittain Conference. The junior B Kodiaks were 19-71-1 going into last night’s home game against the Mission Icebreakers (results are not available due to Wednesday afternoon press deadlines). The Kodiaks were coming off a fairly long break. Their last game was a 3-2 loss to the Abbotsford Pilots, played back on Dec. 23 at Abbotsford’s MSA Arena. • More online

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I resolve…

The Langley Advance asked politicians, community groups and others for their New Year’s resolutions – both personal and what they wish for their community. Here’s a random selection. Gayle Martin Langley City councillor

My New Year’s resolution for 2012 is to finish organizing and de-cluttering. I have recently down-sized my home, and it has been amazing to see what I have accumulated the past 25 years. This leads to my resolution for the community. I have donated my belongings to people in need or to the Salvation Army thrift store “Salmart” in Aldergrove, as the money raised there goes directly to the Gateway of Hope. I would ask our community to remember those in need throughout the year, and not just at special holidays. Happy New Year to everyone!

Mary Reeves

Executive director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Langleys

I actually don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, but rather All Year resolutions. I don’t want to wait for one day of the year to change/add or improve my or my communities life. When opportunities present themselves, seize the moment, all through the year, whether it be January, May, September, or December. The community must stop waiting for government to change things, and be the change they want to see individually. Everyone is responsible for a healthy community all year long.

Shannon Todd Booth

Rev Dev Coordinator, Relay For Life, Canadian Cancer Society, Fraser Valley

From our Canadian Cancer Society Langley Relay For Life Organizing Committee, Howie Vickberg and his team of extraordinary relay volunteers: • Our resolution is to spread some more Hope in 2012. We want to invite and celebrate more survivors during our Survivor Victory Lap track side this year on May 25th at McLeod Park, as we bring the community together to save more lives! (www.relaybc. ca/langley2012) From our Canadian Cancer Society Health Promotion Team, Ann Marie Walsh, Christina Beck, and Tracy Hoskins: • Regular physical activity can prevent cancer. Our resolution is to be physically active in 2012 by switching up our exercise routines, we will: cycle, curl, walk to the grocery store, snowshoe, zumba and more. We challenge the community to live well, be aware and get involved in 2012.

• 50 per cent of cancers are preventable, and you can make a difference by empowering yourself and others to make healthy choices and be more active. Let us know what you will do on Twitter: @ FraserValleyCCS.

Peter Fassbender Langley City mayor

I resolve to seriously try to improve my physical activity level in the coming year. As a person who has Type 2 Diabetes, I clearly recognize that it is my responsibility to change my lifestyle so I can manage it better. In doing this, I hope my wife Charlene will be able to stop giving me the “look” when I make bad choices. To do this, I will be participating in a unique challenge that will force me to stay the course. As one of the chairs of the Healthier Living Partnership, I know I need to “Walk the Walk,” when it comes to prevention. I resolve to take life one day at a time, and not to sweat the small stuff but keep my focus on the blessings that I have been given, and celebrate the things I can control and accept the things I can’t! For the community – I hope that we can recognize how much we have and the heritage we share. I also hope we can resolve that we will do our best to work together as people with a single goal – that is, “to accept our differences, recognize our challenges and opportunities, and most of all, work together for all our citizens.”

David Davis

Langley Township councillor

Robert McFarlane Langley School District trustee

Be thankful, every day… My family and I are blessed to be healthy, happy, and while we are certainly not rich by Canadian standards, we need not worry about our next meal or about keeping a roof over our heads. I resolve to appreciate our good fortune every day, not only when it appears to be in jeopardy. Walk… I live a City that is only four square miles, yet offers just about everything I need. I resolve to do more errands on foot or bike, which may just help me protect those blessing I will be appreciating every day. My suggestion for a community resolution: Vote… Considering all that people have given so we are able to vote, and all that people continue to give so others may vote, let’s make Langley a leader in voter turnout. Let’s view voting as both a duty and a right.

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Douglas Dunn

On the organizing committee of the Langley Chamber of Community Services.

The Langley Chamber of Community Services resolves to provide opportunities for all non-profits and charities in Langley to come together and work collaboratively, to create an even brighter future for all Langley residents.

Don Shilton

Interim general manager, Langley Arts Council

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I am standing here with my favourite cow, Davistead Lucy Romulus, and her New Year’s resolution and mine is to have everyone in the Township of Langley (excluding the people with allergies) drink one glass of milk a day. Lucy gives 38 kilograms of milk daily, due to her strict diet of only eating food within 100 miles, and of course, eating forages produced on farmland in our very own Township. So remember to drink up your milk and be healthy! Happy New Year to you and your family, from David and all the girls.

Horsing Around Langley is to be one of the biggest assignments our arts council has taken on in over 40 years. We will introduce life size horse statues around both the City and Township of Langley. These are be painted as murals and become centrepiece statues for all to enjoy.

Jack Arnold

Langley City councilllor

My New Year’s non-resolution is an annual exercise that I enjoy greatly. Every year at this time I think of every possible resolution I could make. Then I spend New Year’s Day breaking them all. That way the pressure is off for the whole year.

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Residents share their wishes for Langley …continued from page A3

Rosemary Wallace Langley City councillor

My New Year’s resolution is to enter into life knowing that, in order to be happy, I must take more time to meditate on all that is good, instead of all that is not. So I would like to concentrate on finding time for myself and my family to use our passions for creating through the arts. My New Year’s resolution for the community is to push in every way the need to think about the emerging impacts on the environment and our health. We need to take immediate action on the choices we make about what we throw away, what we consume, and where we consume. I will continue to push harder than ever to protect the health of people, animals, and the planet.

the meetings would probably be over by the time we got there, especially if coming from Aldergrove! 3. Showing our support for the Kyoto Accord by recycling the excess “natural” gas from Langley horses, cattle, and politicians. There’s enough gas there to heat all the homes and businesses in Langley! I wish you all a very healthy, happy, and safe New Year!

George Miller

Langley Regional Airport manager

I resolve to fly to more of those beautiful grass airstrips that dot the remote areas of our province, because being fortunate enough to fly and have an aircraft at our

airport, I have come to realize that there is so much of this province that is more or less difficult to get to by car but easily accessible by air, due to the great selection of grass or gravel airstrips that serve our wonderful back country. I resolve to smell more roses, and finally attempt to establish a respectable golf handicap, because I realize I cram too many things into my calendar and need to slow down. Establishing a good handicap is bottom line vanity, but great recreation. Community resolution: Resolve to be a community that sets an example in courteous driving. We all need to notch up the courtesy level in our driving habits.

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Bob Long

Langley Township councillor

I’ve always been leery of making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m more the kind of guy who likes to get things done, like now… not over an extended period of time when it becomes easy to procrastinate. But if I did decide to change something in my life in 2012, perhaps it would be to time-manage just a bit better. Find time to smell the roses, so to speak. The world seems to be whizzing by so fast these days, I’d like to pay more attention to the simple things, like a sunrise or the majesty of something as simple as a big tree.

Kim Richter

Langley Township councillor

Three things I would like to see happen in 2012 are: 1. A cattle crossing added on the new Mufford Glover Overpass, to remind us that, if there’s no farms, there’s no food. 2. Council taking public transit to council meetings, to demonstrate the stellar TransLink services we get for the new two-cents-a-litre TransLink gas tax hike. Of course,

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Nichole Marples

Langley Environmental Partners Society

For myself, I resolve to spend more time in my garden, paying more attention to my veggie garden, in hopes of producing higher yields, and also taking more time to remove the invasive morning glory and lamium that is, I have to admit, growing in my yard. For the community in general, the resolution I would suggest would be to commit to not purchasing any products that contain a “hazard” symbol on them – that includes household cleaners, garden products, and automotive/garage uses, since these contain synthetic chemicals that can harm our local waterways and drinking water systems. Also, take the time to join a local streamkeepers group or attend monthly LEPS Salmon Saturday events, to contribute to healthier environment in Langley, for today and years from now. For more information, visit www.leps.bc.ca.

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We have finally settled on the name, Non-profit Chamber of Langley (formerly the Langley Chamber of Community Service). We resolve to develop our grassroots initiative to be the first of its kind in B.C. and to make Langley the leader in building social capital in the province. Social capital is simply defined as the benefits of relationship between people, organizations, and all three sectors of our community. Our two Speed Dating for Non-profits were just simple examples

of how we hope to bring organizations together to benefit the residents of Langley. We also resolve to challenge the status quo and how people perceive societies, charities, and less formal community groups in Langley. They are a huge economic and social builder. We hope to develop hard numbers and research to support the tremendous value and impact that the non-profit sector has on our community and residents.

Megan Dykeman

Langley School District trustee

I resolve to continue to teach my children, through example, the importance of social responsibility. I would suggest that our community resolve to encourage change in our district, through dialog leading to growth and advancement of education in Langley.

Steve Ferguson

Langley Township councillor

2012 will bring new and challenging things for my family and I. I am retiring from teaching after 32 years. I was a special class teacher who worked with youth aged 14-18 years. We had many successes and were proud of the changes and accomplishments of the students. As a family we will vacation and explore more things both locally and abroad. For council: new plans for growth; new initiatives for financial endeavours; new partnerships; exploring new ideas for delivering the quality of service that the public expects.

• More at www.langleyadvance.com, click on “News”


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Langley Township firefighters spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve handing out tickets to people who were burning their Christmas trees. Assistant fire chief Pat Walker said there were at least a dozen complaints from around the Township Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance about backyard fires. No matter how big the tree, members of the 10th Langley Scouts could Most of the fires were handle it. Helping customers at the group’s tree chipping on Dec. 31 either dried out Christmas trees, or they were piles of were (left to right) Gregory Foulkes, Nathan Damgaard, Garrett Duncan, Christmas wrapping, pack- Cameron Foulkes, and Aiden Tunke, looking after the collection box. aging, and other holiday Most people know that backyard burngarbage. ing is not allowed in the City. Some of the fires were quite visible, Several groups in the community host as they were close to Fraser Highway, tree chipping events to raise funds. Most Walker said. are by donation with the chipped material Firefighters showed up and handed out being used in landscaping. $200 burning tickets at several homes, There are tree chipping opportunities: Walker said. They only went to yards • Langley Township Professional Fire Fighters Local where neighbours or passersby had com4550 Charitable Society, Jan. 7, Real Canadian plained, and firefighters are not out lookSuperstore lot, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ing for backyard fires. • First Walnut Grove Scouts, Jan. 7, Walnut Grove There are two legal burning periods in Secondary, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Township, one in the spring, starting • BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser by Fields Tree on April 1 this year, and one in the fall. Service, Jan. 7 and 8, Willowbrook Shopping Centre “Even then, you can’t burn garbage,” parking lot (northwest side), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. said Walker. The burning periods are for • PuCKS fundraiser, Jan. 7, Langley Twin Rinks, 9 a.m. getting rid of yard waste. to 3 p.m. To burn, residents have to live in an The Langley Environmental Partners area where the yards are an average of Society (LEPS) has another option for about half an acre in size. people who have live trees (with roots). The problem doesn’t appear to have The environmental group has a Christmas been as acute in Langley City. tree planting Jan. 7. RSVP to Lina Azeez “We don’t get a lot of burning comat 604-532-3517 or lazeez@tol.ca. plaints,” said Rory Thompson, the City’s • More at www.langleyadvance.com. fire chief.

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Good and bad of assessments Whether you like the provincial home assessment numbers will depend very much on where you stand. Assessments are largely flat, going up or down a few per cent in the past year. For a great many residents, especially those who have or are soon to pay off their mortgages, it won’t matter much. The people happiest with this seeming stability will likely be younger people who haven’t yet bought their first home. In the middle of the last decade, home ownership was an ever-receding goal, as double-digit price increases made ownership less and less affordable. An island of stability will allow those who have saved up their cash to buy homes, tie themselves more firmly to their communities, and start building equity. For those who were relying on an increasing home value to borrow against – well, the news isn’t so good. But frankly, the cost of housing in the Lower Mainland has doubled in the last decade. That’s more than anyone who bought a home in 2001 or 2002 had any right to expect. Someone who bought land more than five years ago has already reaped a hefty dividend. Property speculators are in the same boat, but on a larger scale. In fact, what all groups of people should be worried about is whether this is a gentle landing after years of high flying real estate prices, or the bursting of a bubble that we’ve been warned about for years. Hopefully, it’s the former and not the latter. – M.C.

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Alien celebrity clones pregnant! Painful truth

their fame other than A) skipping sex ed and B) being troubled and kind of whiny. Most of these stars people seem to come not from big network shows like Survivor or American Idol, but from offbeat shows that I’ve never heard Matthew Claxton of. I have basic cable, people. I’ve never seen mclaxton@langleyadvance.com Jon and Kate Plus Eight, but I’ve sure read a lot of screaming headlines about the couple’s marriage. I miss the old tabloid headlines. Another big chunk of front cover gossip mag If you’re a younger reader, you don’t really real estate is occupied by teen idols, the kind recall this era in tabloid journalism, which pretty much faded out during the 1980s. Those of insta-pop stars who are cloned in a hidden factory under Disneyland. The formula were the years when you could go to the for one of these is Kids Show+Recording grocery store, and hanging right at eye-level, Contract=2.74 years of moderate fame. between the Snickers bars and the Archie Finally, there are still stories about real Double Digests, you could see “ALIENS SAVED celebrities, stars of big action HITLER’S KIDNEYS!” movies and comedies, singers Or “CHER REVEALED TO BE “ELVIS RUBS who sell millions of albums. KILLER ROBOT!” Trust the tabloids to tell you ELBOWS WITH Or “ELVIS RUBS ELBOWS WITH when Jennifer Aniston might ELVES – SEE THE EVIDENCE!” ELVES!” be pregnant! (2,297 times since The mixture of celebrity, sensa1997 by my count.) You can tionalism, and outright fabrication also learn every detail of Tom was pioneered by papers like the Cruise’s marriage, or what Oprah’s angsting National Enquirer. It spun off the even more about. insane Weekly World News, which introduced What you won’t find is any information the world to the Bat Boy and aliens romancing about what makes any of these people famous Hilary Clinton. to begin with. It’s an odd omission, this lack But the Weekly World News stopped printing of data about, say, Tom Cruise’s next film. Or in 2007. The Enquirer left behind surrealism and switched to wall-to-wall coverage of celeb- his last film. Or any film he’s ever made. If you went by the tabloids, you’d never know rities. Now there’s nary a Loch Ness Monster what he does for a living. or demonic possession to be seen. Celebrity magazines strip away the key eleThere are now a dozen or so tabloids and ment of what makes people famous in the first celebrity magazines, all with basically the place, which is probably why they love reality same style of coverage, but slightly different show stars so much. Take away movie stars, levels of sleaziness. and they’d still have plenty of fodder. Take But who do they cover? In many cases, away music, and they’d still have TV. Take that allegedly famous people I’ve never heard of. away, too, and things might get interesting. It took me six months of reading about the I like to imagine such a world, in which the Kardashians before I went and looked up just tabloids have resorted to creating dioramas what, exactly, a Kardashian is. I thought they using G.I. Joes and Barbie dolls, or sock were some kind of band for a while, then I puppets, and writing stories about their sudthought it was possibly a cult dedicated to den pregnancies, cheating ways, and money appearing in the tabloids to achieve salvation. troubles. Actually, that theory might still be true. Most people would never notice the differReality show “stars” in general are baffling ence. to me. Teen moms are now covered obsessiveVisit Matthew Claxton’s blog, Evolving Langley, at http://tiny.cc/A0D3W ly, as though they had done something to earn at www.langleyadvance.com

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Community

Langley’s support awesome

Dear Editor, ’Tis the Season for giving… and thanking! As the director of operations for the PuCKS program, I have been in awe at how Langley has come alongside our community’s most in-need kids. Hats off to you! It’s time to celebrate and honour your efforts. PuCKS stands for Promoting Community through Kids in Sport. Our home-grown program has two goals: sport and literacy. Youth in PuCKS enjoy hockey, soccer and cane-ball in exchange for their participation in PuCKS afterschool homework and literacy division, Lit-Fit. As a cornerstone of the PuCKS program, Lit Fit’s success can be fully attributed to the dedication of our amazing volunteers – many of whom are students at Trinity Western (TWU) and Kwantlen Polytechnic (KPU) universities. When I first started as operations director for PuCKS, I understood the vision, “Keep kids in school using hockey as the tool.” But back then, what I didn’t realize and appreciate was how integral the community is to achieving this goal. As I reflect on this past year, I am overwhelmed by the unwavering support PuCKS has received from Langley folks: individuals, government, businesses, educational institutions

and churches. Our community has gone above and beyond all of my expectations. Specifically this year, the TWU athletes have spent countless hours (minimum of five per week) tutoring, mentoring and guiding our young, impressionable (and often vulnerable) youth. These young adults have instinctively understood and acted on the challenges PuCKS’ youth and their families face. Being witness to their daily struggles, the TWU students decided to financially bless some needy families. Without being asked, TWU took the initiative to fundraise $3,200 for Lit Fit to help PuCKS keep these kids literate and in school. Wow! The monetary and non-monetary gifts Langley has offered to our families has had positive spin-offs on our whole community. Watching Langley’s efforts has taught me what “promoting community” is really all about. It’s powerful. We look forward to working alongside you next year to make PuCKS’ Lit Fit and hockey programs even better. We invite you to join us as we fundraise and celebrate successes at this year’s Hockey Heroes Dinner in the spring 2012 and at our first annual tree chipping – bottle drive at Twin Rinks Jan. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Margaret Kunst, PuCKS

Taxation

Useless hotel tax must be defeated Dear Editor, I have delivered to Langley Township hall my letter of opposition to any extension of the two per cent Additional Hotel Room Tax. My main reason for being opposed is that our guests don’t like to pay it, and we have not seen any positive benefit. We have only seen

a decline in tourism since the tax came in. When the tax came in five years ago, there were nine hotels in Langley. They each had one vote. The tax came in on a four-to-three vote. Two of the hotels were not counted as being opposed to the tax, because they were unable to vote, because of

Appreciation

Newspaper benefits Langley

Dear Editor, A huge thank you to everyone at the Langley Advance. The Advance is a wonderful newspaper, and our community is all the better for it. Best wishes to you in 2012, and keep up the good work! It is much appreciated. Sharon Stephenson, Langley

a snow storm. But they had expressed in writing their opposition to the tax, and if those two votes had been counted, the tax would have been defeated. Hopefully, this time around, we will get rid of the tax. We need at least six or seven hotels to oppose the tax. I recently asked Tourism Langley to provide me with access to the minutes of the meetings of the Tourism Langley Association. I was shocked that they have denied me access to this information. They are spending tax dollars, and the public has a right to know what they are doing. Wally Martin, Langley

Energy

Smart meters fought around B.C.

Dear Editor, Your headline is incorrect [Smart meters face opposition from Langley group, Dec. 27, Langley Advance]. It is a B.C. group that is fighting smart meters, not just Langley. There are tens of thousands of British Columbians across the province who have refused to allow smart meters to be installed, and more are joining us every day, as they learn more about the problems with the program: lost jobs, higher rates, wireless meters that irradiate and gather personal data not needed for billing purposes. The meters will not save money, nor will they conserve energy. Premier McGuinty of Ontario said the smart meter program implemented two years ago is a failure: no savings, and no way to recoup the money. If you think that the program will cost only $930 million, then I’d like to sell you my bridge. What government program has ever come in on budget? Look at the busi-

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ness plan and you will see there is nothing regarding data storage and maintenance. In California that portion of the program cost as much as the initial phase. The government and BC Hydro are misleading us when they say they have no plans to introduce time of usage billing “at this time.” Ask them why their business plan calls for it to be in place by July 2012. That is the only reason they need meters that capture usage by the hour at least. Everywhere smart meters are used, time of usage billing has followed, with increases in monthly bills in the 100 to 300 per cent range. There is no reason for this expensive program, no benefits to anyone except the corporations. The only thing green about it is the money they will take from our pockets. Say no to this undemocratic program that endangers our health, our privacy, and our pocketbooks. Sharon Noble, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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Looking back… Langley’s history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance. Eighty Years Ago

1941: War groups meet didacy for reeve (mayor). • Municipal council was ready to start the new year with $14,250 in its relief fund for specified work and for employment of those in need. Seventy Years Ago

December 31, 1941

December 31, 1931

• Joe Gibson announced can-

• G. Towers, chairman of the Langley War Saving Com-

mittee, called a meeting at the Delmore Cafe about correspondence from Ottawa which suggested that the War Savings and War Loans committees should merge. Sixty Years Ago

January 3, 1952

• Mrs. J.C. Cinnamon was elected president of the Langley Prairie WMS.

• Langley’s 2,700 school children headed back to class after 16 days of freedom. Fifty Years Ago

January 4, 1962

• The RCMP barracks well at 232nd St. and the Trans Canada (Fraser) Hwy. was condemned because of groundwater contamination. Council was concerned that it would have to replace the 20-foot dug well with an 80-foot drilled well.

Township For the week of January 5, 2012

public notices

Susan Palmer Deputy Township Clerk Legislative Services Department 604.533.6032

Beer Garden Applications Any organization wishing to hold a beer garden during 2012 must make an application in writing BEFORE Friday, January 20, 2012. Please note that all licensees must have completed the License Training Program in compliance with the “Serving It Right” Responsible Beverage Service Program instituted by provincial legislation. Application forms and other information may be obtained from: Township of Langley Operations Centre - Parks Operations 4700 - 224 Street 604.532.7350 Tab Buckner Manager, Parks Operations 604.532.3504

public programs and events Christmas Tree Chipping Bring your Christmas trees in for chipping by donation to:

• Langley resident and B.C.’s oldest Registered Nurse Margaret Kennedy celebrated her 104th birthday. Twenty Years Ago

December 31, 1991

• New owners announced plans to inject $20 million into the Vancouver Game Farm in Aldergrove to convert it to a zoological park. More at www.langleyadvance.com

tol.ca

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Thursday, January 12 to Sunday, January 15

(a) make available to the public a schedule of the date, time, and place of Regular Council meetings, and

For a complete schedule of 2012 Council meetings or to view Council meeting agendas, visit our web site at tol.ca.

Page Coming Events

According to the Community Charter under Section 127 (1) a Council must:

Township of Langley Regular Evening Council meetings are held at 7pm at the Civic Facility, Fraser River Presentation Theatre, 4th Floor, 20338 – 65 Avenue, Langley, unless otherwise noted.

December 30, 1981

December 30, 1971

• City Mayor Len Nicholas and Township Mayor Bill Poppy agreed to both appeal to the provincial government for help to fund the new Langley ice arena from the Federal Provincial Loan Fund. Civic officials were concerned that the Langley’s might have to borrow for the project at nine per cent interest.

public notices Snow and Ice Control Program

Online Schedule of 2012 Council Meetings

(b) give notice of the availability of the schedule in accordance with section 94 (public notice) at least once a year.

Thirty Years Ago

langley events centre

dates to note

Tuesday, January 10 | 7:30 - 9:30pm Heritage Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room Wednesday, January 11 | 7 - 9pm Recreation, Culture, and Parks Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room Fraser River Presentation Theatre Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 604.534.3211 | tol.ca

Forty Years Ago

Team North America Skips Amber Holland Stefanie Lawton Patti Lank Glenn Howard Jeff Stoughton Pete Fenson

Team World Skips

Bingyu Wang Eve Muirhead Anette Norberg Tom Brewster Thomas Ulsrud Niklas Edin

Thursday, January 12 8:30am Women’s Team session 1:00pm Mixed Doubles 6:30pm Men’s Team session Friday, January 13 8:30am Women’s Team session 1:00pm Mixed Doubles 7:00pm Men’s Team session Saturday, January 14 9:00am Skins Games (Men, Women & Mixed) 1:30pm Singles 6:30pm Skins Games (Men, Women & Mixed) Sunday, January 15 10:30am Women’s Skins Game 5:00pm Men’s Skins Game

Tickets: ticketmaster.ca • 1.855.985.5000 The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • langleyeventscentre.com

The Township of Langley’s Snow and Ice Control Program is administered according to the municipality’s Snow and Ice Control Policy 05-732. Services are carried out in priority order. Snow and ice control operations begin as conditions warrant. Plowing occurs when snow depth exceeds 100mm (4 inches) and conditions are continuous.

First Priority Arterial roads, major collector roads, bus routes, hilly areas, and school zones Serviced on a continuous basis as long as poor conditions exist

Second Priority Industrial and commercial roads and secondary residential through-roads between arterial and/or major collector roads Resources are only directed to second priority routes once first priority route conditions are under control. They are serviced during normal working hours, with minimal staff overtime as authorized. If conditions deteriorate on any higher priority routes, resources are redirected to higher priority routes.

Third Priority A “condition based” response level applies to all remaining residential roads. Only when snow accumulations exceed 250mm (10 inches) in the centre of the travel portion of the road as measured by a Township Roads Superintendent can a single pass of a plow be made. Serviced according to “condition based” criteria and during normal working hours only Sanding only will be done at intersections when conditions warrant. If conditions deteriorate on any higher priority route, resources are redirected to higher priority routes. A map displaying the snow and ice control priority routes is available on our website. Visit tol.ca and click on the Storm Response icon under Quick Links. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

2012 Community and Capital Improvement Grant Applications The Township of Langley annually awards grants to non-profit groups and organizations serving the Township and its residents. Grant information and application forms for Community Grants and Capital Improvement Grants are available: 1. on the Township’s website at tol.ca/grants 2. at the Township of Langley Civic Facility, Customer Service counter, 2nd Floor Return applications to: David Leavers, Director Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division Township of Langley 20338 - 65 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 3J1

Deadline: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 David Leavers Director, Recreation, Culture, and Parks 604.533.6158

Fields Tree Services (All proceeds to the BC Cancer Foundation) Date: January 7 and 8 Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm Location: Willowbrook Shopping Centre Northwest parking lot Engineering Division 604.532.7300

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heavy metal band – with strong local ties – is releases its debut album this weekend. Iron Kingdom, headed up by band founder, lead guitarist, and lead vocalist Chris Osterman of Cloverdale, is performing at Jolly Macs in Surrey on Saturday – celebrating the release of Curse Of the Voodoo Queen. The group’s new, 10-song album was actually released across Canada on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and HMV 11 days before Christmas, but they waited until after the holidays to hold a free concert. “I started playing guitar when I was seven years old, being influenced by my sister (Amanda Osterman) who had been playing classical piano already for a few years,” Osterman shared. “That was the first musical genre I heard and that’s why I still have classical influences in my playing style now.” When he got a little older, his uncle gave him Deep Purple’s Machine Head and a Van Halen Greatest Hits CD and he couldn’t get enough. “When I was 12 years old, I bought AC/DC’s Highway to Hell and that’s when everything changed for me,” he said. As Osterman tells it, heavy metal began to flow through his veins. Iron Kingdom play traditional/classic hard rock inspired by groups such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Rush. • More online at www.langleyadvance.com, click on “Entertainment”

Talent competition

Variety opening doors for Fort singer A year after winning a B.C. music competition, Shylo Sharity is still reaping benefits. by Roxanne Hooper rhooper@langleyadvance.com

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t’s been a pretty “incredible” year for young Fort Langley singer and songwriter Shylo Sharity. The ink is barely dry on her new communication degree, and 23-year-old is already turning her full attentions to her music career. She’d be crazy not to, after enjoying some incredible experiences and exposure as the Variety’s first ever talent competition winner last February. Variety was an experience that presented Sharity with several opportunities she might not have otherwise enjoyed, least of which was opening for country legend Wynonna Judd. “Winning the Variety’s Got Talent opened a lot of doors for me,” Sharity

tions she’s made through Variety. said, noting she was also invited to “I love to perform all kinds of music perform at last year’s Variety Telethon, really but I am kind of partial to pop,” the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, she said, adding “Music is my life and the Red Hearts Variety dinner, and always will be a part of it.” more recenty at the Kids Help Kids Sharity toured with a band called benefit gala. Winter Harp, won the Walnut Grove Variety – The Children’s Charity is Idol contest at her high once again conducting its provschool, and appeared as ince-wide search for talented a singer in the TV series artists. And as the self-pro“Music is my life Dead Like Me before winclaimed poster-child, the ning Variety. Trinity Western University and always will With all these experigrad is encouraging any be a part of it.” ences to her credit, she’s aspiring musicians to Shylo Sharity excited about the future. jump at the chance. “School and work made Sharity beat out more it very difficult to delve than 300 entrants in last year’s into my music wholeheartedly, but I talent search, wowing the judges who am finished school so I will be putting called her a “great performer” and one a lot more time into my music,” Sharity even compared her to Dolly Parton. said. “I do not have an album out yet “I’ve had the opportunity to write but I am working on one,” she said, with some amazing writers including noting she’s also hoping to do more Randy Bachmann, Dave Faber, Dan public performances – besides a guest Hill and many other accomplished appearance at the Variety talent show songwriters,” Sharity said, crediting – in the coming weeks and months. that too – in large part – to the connec-

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River Rock Show Theatre • The contest runs from Jan. 2 to 15 and is open to B.C. residents between ages 13 and 29, who submit a video audition of two to three minutes in length, singing a cappella or with acoustic guitar. The top 10 will be picked to perform at the finals. There will also be a new people’s choice component to the competition, with top 20 auditions on YouTube Jan. 23 to 27 – the winner earning a stop in the top 10. Info: www.varietysgottalent.ca


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BACK ALLEYS DON’T RECYCLE UNWANTED ELECTRONICS But we do. Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Aldergrove and Langley:

Aldergrove Return-It 27482 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove (604) 856-2992

Fraser Valley Bottle & Return-It Depot #108, 22575 Fraser Highway, Langley (604) 533-8807

Langley Bottle Depot 20137 Industrial Avenue, Langley (604) 530-0131

Salvation Army – Langley 19868 Langley By-Pass, Langley (604) 530-1321

Salvation Army – Lower Mainland 19733 – 96 Avenue, Langley (604) 513-8828

Walnut Grove Bottle & Return Centre #2 – #4, 9640 – 201st Street, Langley (604) 513-0420

Willowbrook Recycling 19641– 60th Avenue, Langley (604) 532-0225

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM? Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.


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Cellist’s Christmas gift heard soon A young Langley woman looks forward to playing a specially created concerto.

A Langley musician received a rather unique Christmas present – a concerto written especially for her. Esther Cannon, 19, auditioned as part of a competition at Trinity Western University. It was the second time the contest was held and the prize is a concerto. From competitors including pianists, wind and string players, Squires and other SAMC Music professors selected Cannon as the soloist for a harp concerto. Composer David Squires, dean of TWU’s School of the Arts, Media

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Esther Cannon won an audition and the prize is a specially created concerto for her.

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Pope finds home in Bears’ den

Hershey is the place to be for right winger Matt Pope. by Troy Landreville

sports@langleyadvance.com

Matt Pope’s dream of playing in the National Hockey League is as strong as it’s ever been. On Nov. 15, the 27-year-old Langley native signed a 25-game professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears and since then, proceeded to put up some decent numbers: three goals and five points in 11 games. Good news came just before the new year, when the Bears inked the 6’1” right winger to a two-year AHL contract. Life away from the rink has changed dramatically for Pope. He is engaged to Amanda Kimble, and says he is ready to start a family. At the same time, he realizes pro hockey’s gypsy lifestyle, one of constant travel, hotel rooms, and time away from loved ones, isn’t exactly conducive to family life. But for the here and now, the desire to play hockey for a living burns deeply for Pope, who had a morsel-sized taste of NHL life in September 2009. That’s when he saw some pre-season action with the Vancouver Canucks, scoring his first NHL goal during a Sept. 24 home game against the Anaheim Ducks. It’s been more than two years since Pope pulled on an NHL jersey, but he still has faith he can play at the highest level. For him, it’s all about timing and seizing the moment. “When I was with the Canucks, the best opportunity came when I was out for two months with a high-ankle sprain,” Pope recalled. He said the line between the NHL and the AHL is razor thin. “The bottom half of the NHL

Hershey Bears’ right winger Matt Pope scored on Portland Pirates’ goaltender Justin Pogge Dec. 3. JustSports Photography

is identical with the top half of used to this kind of lifestyle, and the AHL,” Pope said. “You could doesn’t like the uncertainty that easily change five players from comes with it,” Pope said. “It’s Washington [the Bears’ NHL parnot the ideal situation for us but ent team] with five players from it’s not my time to quit yet, and Hershey, and there would be no she understands that.” difference. I just need to be liked The short time off between by the right person at the right games kept Pope away from time, and that’s what keeps me his hometown and his parents going.” Bud and Tracy, 24-year-old twin Pope started his pro career with brothers Trevor and Cody, and the Bakersfield Condors of the 21-year-old sister Shannon, over East Coast Hockey League, and the holiday season. had a fruitful 2008/09 season, Pope regrets not being able to tallying 30 goals and 63 points return to B.C. during the holidays in 54 games. Along the way, he because he has a personal conearned All-Rookie Team status nection to this community – it’s and a spot in the ECHL all-star a place in which he spent most game. of his formative years. After his pre-season stint with Pope played all of his minor the Canucks, Pope spent the hockey in Langley, and was able better part of the 2009/10 camto play junior A in his hometown paign in Winnipeg, playing for with the B.C. Hockey League’s the Canucks’ forLangley Hornets mer AHL affiliate, (scoring 71 points Manitoba Moose. “Hockey has been in 60 games in his The previous seafinal year, 2003/04) my passion my son, Pope was part before packing his whole life.” of the Moose team bags for Minnesota, that lost to Hershey where he played Matt Pope in the AHL’s Calder four seasons of Cup Final. In 12 NCAA Div. 1 hockplayoff games with the Moose in ey at Bemidji State. 2009, he tallied three goals and “I’ve moved around most sumthree assists. mers but I spend the majority of Then, he spent last season with my time in Langley,” Pope said. the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage. “I have stayed with friends in Pope started this season starL.A., as well as spent some time ring with the ECHL’s South in Minnesota with my fiancée Carolina Stingrays this season and her family, but most sum(scoring 19 points in 15 games) mers are back in Langley or before signing the PTO with Vancouver.” Hershey. While cities seem to change If you include his fourfrom year to year, the game game audition with the AHL’s remains the same for Pope, who Binghamton Senators in 2008/09, said the adjustment to the pro Pope has found temporary homes level was relatively seamless. In in seven cities across the continterms of pace, Pope noted, it’s ent over the past four years. not much different from his uniPope forges on because, he said versity days at Bemidji State. “hockey has been my passion my “College was a very-fast paced whole life.” game, and it’s about the same But the constant moving speed as the AHL,” he said. around comes with a cost. The big difference is the quan“It’s just been really hard the tum leap in overall talent, espelast year because my fiancée isn’t cially in the AHL, which is just a step below the NHL. “Every level you go up, the game is different,” Pope related. “The passes are harder and more accurate, and the battle level is so much higher; guys really compete more and more, each step up.” Another aspect that has taken some getting used to this year is the day-to-day comings and goings in Hershey, Pennsylvania compared to San Antonio, Texas. Unless you are a chocolate fanatic, Hershey isn’t what you’d

Matt Pope’s hockey career has taken him to Hershey, Pa., where he plays for the American Hockey League’s Bears. JustSports Photography

describe as an electric city – not a bad thing for a guy who is about to tie the knot. “It’s a smaller city, not too much to do within Hershey,” Pope said. “I’ve been to the chocolate factory and done the tour and all that fun stuff but the night life is almost nonexistent, which is good because I can concentrate on hockey.” For Pope, who is as much a fan of the game as he is a player, Hershey is a nice fit. It has a small town feel, he says, and the fans are second to none. Pope said that it seems the entire population of Hershey recognizes the Bears. “People come up while you’re out to eat and ask if they can have an autograph or if you can say ‘hi’ to their kids,” Pope related. “I’ve never played for a team that had a huge crowd of people waiting in the parking lots after every home game to get your autograph and a picture with you. It’s pretty neat… makes you feel like a celebrity.” In San Antonio, the Rampage players are often left alone out in public – likely because a sizeable portion of that city’s residents don’t know who the players are. Pope admits anonymity had its perks in Texas.

“I wouldn’t trade it, though,” he said. “Last year in San Antonio, most people didn’t even know they had a pro hockey team, let alone know every player’s name and what they look like.” During the off-season, Pope trained with Mike Thompson and Tyler Jackson of Langley’s TNT Hockey Performance Training. It has made a world of difference, he said. “Tyler and Mike got me into great shape and I felt better than ever starting the season,” Pope said. However, Pope knows there are ups and downs every season and isn’t letting his foot off the accelerator. Pope believes he is the same player he was when he enjoyed best – and final – NCAA season with Bemidji State, scoring 14 goals and 23 points. “The college game is all about ‘go, go, go’ whereas the pro game lets plays develop and I enjoy it much better,” Pope said. “I learned all my defensive skills from college, though, and my coach tells me that’s why I’m here, because I’m reliable defensively as well as an offensive threat, so I owe that to the defensive game of college hockey.”

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Olympians host elite meet Spartans down visiting Bisons The pool inside the Walnut Grove Community Centre will be teeming with talent from both sides of the border this weekend. The Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC), along with Swim BC, is hosting the annual Pacific Coast All-Stars meet this Saturday and Sunday. Athletes representing Team BC will compete against swimmers from Southern California, Pacific Swimming (Northern California), Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest. Teams will consist of the best 1112 and 13-14 year old boys and girls, selected for their events based on the FINA points accumulated from September to December 2011.

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LOSC has three swimmers on the B.C. team. They include: • Robyn Nakano, 12, in the 100m fly; • Chelsea Borrowdale, 12, in the 200m IM, and • Hillary Metcalfe, 13, in the 100m/200m breaststroke events. Team BC features the top eight girls and boys from each age group, selected from 15 clubs in the Okanagan, Vancouver Island, and the Lower Mainland. Spectators are welcome and the meet will run Saturday from 3:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

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The Trinity Western University women’s basketball team matched its firsthalf offensive output in the third quarter as the Spartans pulled away in the second half to down the University of Manitoba Bisons 74-53 in a non-conference game last Friday at the Langley Events Centre. “We are allowing ourselves to be something that we don’t want to be, and at halftime

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we talked and asked if this is who we want to be and is this how we want to finish the game. It is almost like we reached our breaking point and said it’s now or never,” commented TWU head coach Cheryl Jean Paul. “I think we have been capable of playing this style for a long time and in the second half we finally showed up.” TWU and Manitoba both struggled to find the basket in the first half as they combined to shoot 15-61 from the field, with TWU leading 27-26 after the first 20 minutes. But the Spartans shot 45 per cent, 9-20, in the third quarter as they outscored the Bisons 27-16 to take a 54-

2010 TOYOTA RAV 4 “SPORT” 4X4

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$26,900

42 lead into the final frame, before cruising to the 21point win. Emily Knauff with 15 points and five rebounds, Janelle Traber with 14 points, and Sarah Cleveland with 10 points, five assists, and three rebounds led TWU to victory. ••• Next up for the Spartans is their second semester Canada West home opener, Jan. 6-7, when TWU hosts the University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary. Game times at the LEC on Friday and Saturday are at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.

• More online at www.langleyadvance.com, click on “Sports”

2010 BUICK LACROSSE

3.0 L V6 power group, tilt, cruise, a/c, power drive seat, alloy wheels and much more! Stk# 97571

SALE PRICE

$23,900

HOT DEAL OF THE WEEK! 2008 ACURA MDX AWD

2011 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER LS 4X4 6 cyl., auto., power group, A/C, CD and much more!! Stk# 97281

Fully loaded inc. leather, sunroof, navigation, sport package and much more. Stk# 97602

SALE PRICE

$25,900

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31,800

2006 CHEVROLET COBALT SS

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2010 CHRYSLER 300 LIMITED

Power group, a/c, tilt, cruise, CD, leather and much more! Stk#96931

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$21,800

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$9,900

2011 TOYOTA CAMRY LE Power group, a/c, tilt, cruise, CD and much more! Stk# 97031

SALE PRICE

$18,500

2009 BUICK ALLURE CXL

Only 32,000 kms., fully loaded car inc. leather, sunroof and much more. Stk# 96712

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2011 KIA FORTE EX

Power group, tilt, cruise, CD and much more! Luxury fuel saver! Stk# 97191

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$17,900

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2008 CADILLAC CTS

Power group, tilt, cruise, a/c, CD, leather, sunroof and much more! Stk# 96871

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200 St.

2011 FORD F350 LARIET

Supercrew, diesel, power group, tilt, cruise, a/c, CD, leather, sunroof and much more! Value $75,000.00. Stk# 96701


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Sales Centre Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. email: classified@van.net

Sales Centre Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm

fax: 604-444-3050

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

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INDEX

Community Notices................ 1000 Announcements........................ 1119 Employment ................................. 1200 Education ....................................... 1400 Special Occasions ..................... 1600 Marketplace ................................. 2000 Children ........................................... 3000 Pets & Livestock......................... 3500 Health ................................................ 4000 Travel & Recreation ................ 4500 Business & Finance .................. 5000 Legals ................................................. 5500 Real Estate ..................................... 6000 Rentals .............................................. 6500 Personals ......................................... 7000 A division of Service Directory............... 8000 LMP Publication Limited Partnership Transportation.................. 9000

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

604-444-3000 jobs careers advice

delta-optimist.com

TRAIN TRAINWITH WITHBC’S BC’SLARGEST LARGESTAND AND MOST MOSTRESPECTED RESPECTEDCAREER CAREERTRAINER! TRAINER!

fax: 604-985-3227

A division of

delivery: 604-249-3332

LMP Publication Limited Partnership

jobs

careers working.com remembering.ca working.com driving.ca driving.ca househunting.ca househunting.ca advice

Call Surrey: Call Surrey:

604.583.1004 604.583.1004 sprottshaw.com sprottshaw.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS EMPLOYMENT 1085

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ALLAN RAYMOND HANSON

Obituaries

Who passed away in Newport Beach, I am looking for his cousin in the Langley area. Please call Tudy Grelish 604-299-3789

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR CAT? Black Tortoise shell, 9 yrs old. Missing since the Summer. Maybe some one has taken her in? REWARD for any information or finding her. Call 778-686-1403

COHRS, Lillian January 10, 1924 December 22, 2011

Survived by her son Dave (Heather) Lindberg; daughter Carol Hinton; granddaughters Greer Hinton and Andrea (Derek) Fyke; grandsons Shone, Keaton and Kai Fykes; sister Gertrude (Toots) Tucker; brother Ray Peters. A Celebration of Lil's life will be held Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 1pm at Christian Life Assembly, 21277 - 56 Avenue, Langley.

Personal Messages

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Lost & Found

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LOST Heart Shaped Pendant in Wiillowbrook Mall on Dec 21. Sentimental value; was given by mother 50 yrs ago. If found please Contact • 604-530-2536 Finder will be rewarded.

Volunteers

Become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor and help a child who is struggling to read and write! You must have excellent English skills, love to read and enjoy working with children. Tutoring locations in both Surrey & Langley. Extensive training provided. Info sessions held on either: Tues. Jan 10 or Wed. Jan 11, 2012 at 7 pm in the Learning Disabilities Assn office, #201, 13766 - 72 Avenue, Surrey. Register at 604-591-5156 Info ww.ldafs.org

ADVANCE CLASSIFIEDS 604-444-3000

PLANNING A WEDDING? Welcome Wagon Langley

MACQUEEN, Frances April 2, 1947 - Nov. 26, 2011 Frances Mary Ann MacQueen, born 1947 in England. Frances was a long time Langley resident. She lived in Langley for over 30 years. She died in El Salvador helping victims of violence. She will be dearly missed by her son, John MacQueen, daughter Sarah Neff, grandchildren Aryana and Johnathon. She will also be dearly missed by Peter Bazovsky, Noor Kanbari and many, many friends and family. Including two sisters, Jeanette Eades and Marion Neal. Memorial Web Site www.FrancesMacQueen.Org

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Coming Events

Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. Info: 604 980-3159 • Adm: $5.00

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Information Wanted

Tickets are free for the bride-to-be and her guests. FOR TICKETS CALL: Sarah at 778-839-8581 or register on line at: www.lowermainlandbridalshows.ca

Baby Book

2011

Owner Ops & Co. Drivers with flatdeck experience for Wash/Oregon, BC, Alberta & Sask. Clean abstract req’d. Call Milan or Ron 604-888-8777 or fax resume 604-888-2956

DRIVER/ UNLOADER

G license,18-20Ft trucks, Clear abstract, Perm/ FT, AM shift, Benefits, Familiar with Lower Mainland. E- mail: psalmon@recycling rewards.com Fax: 416- 757- 4633

General Employment

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Afternoon/Eve Cleaning Person Murrayville area, Sun-Thur, 6hrs day, $13/hr, 604-825-2282 Daytime Cleaning Person for Langley area, 5 days a week, 4 hrs/ day, $12/hr, 604-825-2282

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Career Services/ Job Search

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding Available. 1-866-399-3853 www.iheschool.com

Healthcare is the #1 employer in B.C.

na Didright

December

George &

25, 2011

Parents:

Glennie Di

dright

Baby’s First Name

Baby’s Last Name

Date of Birth - Month & Day

Boy

Father’s First Name

Family Name

Mother’s First Name

Girl

Phone Number

Email photo to: vmcginnis@van.net or Mail: “Baby Book 2011” Coquitlam Now Classifieds LangleyAdvance 201A - 3430 Brighton Ave Burnaby BC V5A 3H4

General Employment

CERTIFIED AUTO GLASS TECHNICIAN req’d for busy Chilliwack shop. Full time position must have ICBC glass certification, refs and 3 yrs min experince in industry. Excel customer services skills req’d for this position. Top wages for qualified candidate. Call 604-792-3443 or fax 604-792-3480 or email tom.thompson@shawbiz.ca

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Join a special team of people who make a real difference in the lives of seniors. We provide companionship and light housekeeping. Compassionate and dependable people available for Weekend or Weekday work are encouraged to apply. Car required. Learn more at www.homeinstead.com/3002 or call 604-541-3386

Warehouse Leader

Busy Electrical sales company in Port Kells looking for the following person: ● Warehouse leader that can supervise 4-5 people as well as keeping busy and productive. ● Organize inventory. ● Rebuild Electrical equipment inclusive of sanding and painting. ● Must be punctual, reliable and have a keen eye for detail. A background in Industrial Electrical equipment would be a major asset. Email resume at info@acnelson.com No phone calls/faxes please

WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTORS

• Job Security • Great Wages • Career Opportunities Small class sizes with a hands-on approach to learning.

PR PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN MAPLE RIDGE

CA

CALL NOW! F

604-463-1174

Your Career Starts Here

www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

30 WEEKS, 100% HANDS-ON TRAINING AT A RECOGNIZED AND APPROVED HEALTH CARE FACILITY

8 Certificates awarded upon completion of your program:

BECOME JOB READY with single courses or specialized certificate or diploma programs in Microsoft Office and accounting skills.

• • • • •

Access • Excel Outlook • PowerPoint Word • Bookkeeping Simply Accounting QuickBooks

ENROLL NOW! MOA with Unit Clerk also available 5722 Glover Rd. Langley 604-532-4040

www.academyoflearningbc.com

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We are now accepting applications for the position of part-time Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, team-based environment.

Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proficient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80 lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.95/hr with regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer flexible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities – a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building – both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St exit off Hwy #1). Apply on-line at www.evlogistics.com

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Legal

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DON’T LET YOUR PAST LIMIT YOUR FUTURE! Guaranteed Criminal Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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Become a

Health Care Assistant Isabella Ed

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by fax: 1-888-778-3563 email: jobs@bstmanagement.net or call: 604-214-3161

EDUCATION

Submit a colour photo of your new baby with the completed information below by January 24th. Watch for your baby’s picture to be published in our January 31st issue of the Langley Advance. Payment is $28 including tax. You may pay by cheque or if you wish to pay by credit card please check box below and an advertising representative will call you.

CLASS 1 DRIVERS & OWNER OPERATORS

Please send resume & Commercial “N” Print Abstract

BRONCO TRANSPORTATION

604-272-7213

- DOOR PRIZES - EXHIBITORS - GIFT BAGS - COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS - FASHION SHOW

Drivers

Highway - BC & AB O/O’s $1.70+ per mile Co. Drivers 44c per mile

Langley: Jan 21 or Feb 11 Surrey: Every Saturday Pitt Meadows: Jan 21 or Feb 18 Also Bby • Van • Rcmd • Coq Health Inspector Instructors! BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

Win a trip to Riviera Maya 7 nights all inclusive.

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Drivers

1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62!

Value $4,000

Full Address I wish to pay by credit card George William Clarke is looking for his long lost cousin, BILL NICHOLAS CLARKE, Jr. of Langley. Call 1-867-633-6651 or email: gwmclarke@yahoo.ca

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FOODSAFE

175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque!

Sunday • JAN 15 • 10am-3pm

ACCOUNTING CLERK We have a position vacant for an accounting clerk. Forward resumes to: dttfnt@live.com

www.advance-education.com

DOORS OPEN: 6:00pm FASHION SHOW: 7:00pm

Announce to your community the bundle of joy that came to you in 2011.

Accounting

A - Security Officer Training. Classes avail in Abby. Full Job placement. 859-8860 to register.

Bridal Showcase MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2012 LANGLEY GOLF & BANQUET CENTRE 21550 44TH Avenue, Langley

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Management

SUPERVISOR Recycling Rewards BC Requirements:

Valid Class 5 DR’s license, clean driver’s abstract;own vehicle an asset; exp driving 18-20ft trucks;computer literate (MS Office); Supervisory/administrative exp (HR,payroll); Work without supervision; hire, train & supervise 6 drivers/unloaders; follow up with mgmt in Ont.; Able to fill in for bin/residential drivers; map routes for drivers; co-ordinate with store; supervise unloading of donation pickups; Wages:TBD. Email resume to: skoleva@recyclingrewards.com

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Sales

Well known advertising company seeks talented

Advertising SALES PERSON

to sell advertising in print & online. Successful applicant must be proactive, have an eye for detail, and the desire to exceed sales expectations. Please reply to confidential Box # 100SB c/o The Langley Advance #112 - 6375 - 202 Street, Langley, BC, V2Y 1N1

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.


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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT OFFICE CLERK / RECEPTIONIST

Ready Mix/Precast Company in Langley, BC, is currently hiring an experienced full-time Office Clerk/Receptionist. Benefits are offered to all full-time employees. Responsibilities include: • Payroll • Account Receivables & Payables • Credit Checks • Coordinating all employee benefits Qualifications: • Proficient in Simply Accounting & Microsoft Office • 2 - 3 years experience • Knowledge of ADP pay at work If interested in applying, please send your resume to: Email: Bchessa@fraserwayprecast.com Or fax: 604-533-3238

Immediate Openings For Qualified SPACE BOOKING SUPER B DRIVERS S ECURITY For: VEDDER TRANSPORT Based out of Abbotsford Rep: Waste TAgrios FOR THE Local Solid Haul to Cache Creek Ad#: 1344556 LONG TERM and Return. “Pin to Pin”. We Offer: Be home - Dedicated Fleet Managers every day. - Pre-Planned Dispatch COMMITTED TO

EXCELLENCE

For more information contact Dave @ 1-866-857-1375

Just like your parents, we want to see you working!

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in BC. The bakery, now in Abbotsford, is producing healthy, organic sprouted grain bread which is distributed to retailers across Canada and parts of the United States. We are looking for great people to join our team. There is room for advancement in every position. We are looking for people with a good level of physical fitness, are detail oriented, have the ability to work a flexible schedule and have excellent spoken and written communication in English. Foodsafe, First Aid and Forklift certification are assets. Full-time Positions Available:

Shift Manager • Shipper Lead Baker • Bakery Production Employees Please submit resumes and references by January 20, 2012 to: Mail: Human Resources Manager Silver Hills Bakery PO Box 2250 Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X2 Fax: 604 850-5689 Email: brogers@silverhillsbakery.ca

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

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Dogs

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program

ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies Champion breed, high quality, beautiful colours, 604-462-7563

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11th @ 3 PM

www.4pillars.ca

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Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required

www.coverall.com

LAB PUPS yellow & choc male & female, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checked $475. Ph 604-701-1587

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Investment

*10.5% TARGETED ROI PAID MONTHLY

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

Antiques, Collectibles, Estates & Jewellery

• Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more contact:

Jarome Lochkrin at 778-388-9820 or info@thealternative.ca

*Historical performance does not guarantee future returns.

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Viewing Times: Tuesday, January 10th; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 11th; 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

Money to Loan

Need Cash Today?

YELLOW LAB Pups, strong & healthy, 10 wks old, $399/ea, 5 males, 1blk, 1 fem, 604-466-0562

We thank everyone for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Call 1-866-690-3328

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com

Auction Calendar

GIANT ANTIQUE AUCTION

Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

Garage Sale

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN JAN 15 13 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5

Financial Services

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For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

Metaphysical

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/min. www.truepsychics.ca

CANE- CORSO Mastiffs, Reg’d parents onsite, 3 fem, 1st shots, tails done. $1000. 604-319-3538

2080 SILVER HILLS BAKERY began in 1984

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Cats

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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To place your ad on working.com call our recruitment specialists at 604-444-3000

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BERNESE Mountain Dog CKC reg. Stud for hire OFFA certs. 778-241-5278

✔Do you Own a Car? ✔Borrow up to $10000.00 ✔No Credit Checks! ✔Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

604.777.5046

FEATURED HOMES 6008-26

Port Moody

PRICE REDUCED! NOW $309,000 Check out the current employment opportunities at the University of the Fraser Valley. Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

• Nursing Faculty (Surgical) • Nursing Faculty (Medical/Home Health) • Nursing Faculty (First Year) • Practical Nursing Faculty • Administrative Assistant to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic UFV is a growing, exciting, and welcoming workplace. Come join 16,000 students and 1,000 employees in our innovative and comprehensive learning environment.

For full details on these positions, visit

www.ufv.ca/es/Career_Opportunities.htm

College Park, Port Moody

• Antiques, Collectibles, Estates Plus Gold & Silver Jewellery • Victorian & Edwardian Furnishings • Several Pieces Moorcroft Pottery & Bronzed Figurines • Royal Doulton, Hummel & Beswick Figurines • Several Dinner Sets, Oriental, Porcelain & China • Large Selection of Sterling Silver Pieces & Flatware • Persian Carpets, Native Baskets & Carvings, Vintage Lighting • Mantle Clocks, Wall Clocks & Grandfather Clocks • Artwork (Oil Paintings, Watercolours & Limited Edition Prints) • Contents of Several Estates, Old Books, Coins & Stamps, Etc . . .

Best Value in Pt. Moody 301B Evergreen Drive Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.

Jess LaFramboise 1-604-815-7190

NOTE: HOUSEHOLD AUCTIONS HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 6 PM FOR MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.

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Real Estate Continues on next page Renting or buying, we’ve got what you’re looking for.


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REAL ESTATE RENTALS

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Houses - Sale

6020-01 PASSION FOR ART, KIDS? 4Cats Art Studio Coquitlam Fun rewarding established business. For details call 604-771-0014 or email: colinloew@me.com

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Condos/ Townhouses

Real Estate

★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older House! Damaged House! Difficulty Selling! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Call Us First! 604-657-9422

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-812-3718

6008-32

Tsawwas.

BEAUTIFUL 2 Bdrm/2Bath Waterfront Condo-$469,000 OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 1-4pm; 304-1120 Tsatsu Shores Dr, Tsaw. Call: (604) 800-3663 for details;

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For Sale by Owner

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670 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Abbotsford 2850sf 5br 3ba stunning Baker view $469,900 250-656-0549 id5456 Chilliwack fully serviced 6000sf view lot, Reduced price $115K 477-9274 id5387 Chilliwack Reduced, 3400sf 3br 3ba fully reno’d home $419K 795-2997 id5402 Hope like new, 930sf 3br mobile home, steps to fishing $79,900 414-0589 id5446 Langley City 650sf 1br 1st fl condo, patio, garden, $166K 778-968-7709 id5463 Langley Murrayville updated 1380sf 2br+den 2ba tnhse $275K 534-2353 id5466 Maple Ridge blow-out price 4.9ac vu lot, development nr. $349K 722-3996 id4694 New Westminster extra large 874sf 1br condo, river vu $259K 619-1530 id5450 Richmond exec style 2151sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse, reduced $748K 275-6846 id5440 Sry Tynehead reno’d 2150sf 4br 2.5ba 9393sf lot $599,900 778-549-7981 id5368 Sry Guildford 1556sf 2br+den 2ba subpenthouse apt $329,888 782-9888 id5383 Sry Tynehead 5600sf 8br 5.5ba exec home 1/2ac GD lot $988K 575-1944 id5384 Sry 120/92A ave spotless 700sf 1br 1ba 2nd fl condo $174,900 496-0363 id5428 Sry Fraser Hts 1 ac ppty w/2200sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,188,000 951-2442 id5453 Sry Centre updated 1294sf 3br 1.5ba townhome, $278K 778-708-9174 id5454 Tsawwassen huge 4700sf 7br 6ba w/mortgage helper $895,888 948-5441 id5448 White Rock home only, 1900sf 3br 2ba to be relocated $40K 535-6479 id5467

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!

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Lots & Acreage

TEXAS U.S.A. BEST BUY Own your own 20 acre Ranch in booming West Texas. Only $395 per acre, $99.00 per mth. Guar’d financing. Call 1-800-875-6568

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Mobile Homes

NEW SRI, 14 x 70, $79,200. On large family pad in Abby ($550/mo) Pet OK. 604-830-1960 NEW SRI 16 wide in Langley Adult Park, $114,900. Low pad rent. Pet ok. Call 604-830-1960. NEW SRI manufactured homes Single double modular Repossessions 1974-2008 Chuck 604-830-1960

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6020-02

6020-04

Burnaby

65 N RANELAGH AVE,BBY, 66’x121’LOT ready for SUB.DIV.on CAPITOL HILL. GREAT VIEWS of VANCOUVER. ASKING $1,250,000 1st Showings: Jan. 14 − 15, Sat − Sun 1:30pm − 4pm. Call JEFF: (604)657−3008

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112

6508

Apt/Condos

LANGLEY 2 BR apt, 202/53A, close to shopping, incls heat & hot water, quiet complex, no pets. $905. Call 604-539-0217. Langley City 1 BR apt, $730, incl heat & h/w, clean, quiet, drug free bldg, n/p, ref's, 604 530-6384

2BDRM/2BTH waterstone 64 Ave and 194 street Surrey Available now-----900sf. http://waterstoneliving.ca/index.html No Pets $1,400 Monthly flinqian@hotmail.com

2BDRM/2BTH 21009 - 56th Avenue, Langley New 2nd flr, corner unit. w/d, 2 prkg stalls, storage room. f/p, utilities not incl, N/P, good 1 yr Telus deal comes with condo. No Pets $1,300 Monthly Call: (604) 302−0390 or email: swadejacket@shaw.ca

AMBER ROCHESTOR

Clean 1 BR & 2 BR Apts. Mature oriented building near Guildford Mall. Rent incl cable, heat, hot water. Prkg available. N/P. Resident Managers. 604-584-5233 or 604-588-8850 www.cycloneholdings.ca

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

1300 King Albert, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604- 936-3907

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567

AMBER (W)

LANGLEY CITY

401 Westview St, Coq

NEW SPECIALS!

Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

Spacious Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & hot water. Resident Mgr.

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178

Call 604-530-0030

www.cycloneholdings.ca

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Ambition still rules. Impress your boss, start important career or business projects, work hard, seek promotion – or, in the other sense, promote yourself in the community, advertise, raise your profile, attend prestigious events. Some surprises await you Sunday/Monday, especially in home, real estate and other foundational, security zones. (But in crisis there is always opportunity – ditto here.) Romance, affection and beauty face you Monday night to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are packed with luck in work (and indirectly, career) – accept, perform, seek employment. Taurus April 20-May 20: Casual relationships (including siblings) are unpredictable Sunday/ Monday. Take care with speech and driving. Family, property, security and retirement concerns flow in a steady, mildly productive current Monday night through Wednesday – a good time to iron out rough edges or settle prior uncertainties. This entire week brings mellow feelings toward others – a perfect background for the strong and lucky romantic vibes that fill Thursday/Friday. If single, you could meet the one you’ll love. If you’re attached, children, creative, pleasure and speculative ventures win and please! Gemini May 21-June 20: Mysteries, nuances, sexual liaisons, investments, dealings in secret, research, detective work, power plays, collusion, debt and similar depths are lucky in the short term (e.g., Thursday/Friday) but face an ultimate barrier if you dive into them before Jan. 20. If you make a commitment or a lifestyle change now, it will succeed splendidly for awhile, but ultimately wrestle you into disappointment. So take care, be “light” – protect rather than expand. Romantic feelings are safe, sex not. Protect your health. Money’s unruly early week. Property, home, gardening reward late week.

Apt/Condos

CEDAR COURT & CEDAR LODGE

Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy and charisma fly high Sunday/Monday, so impress people, and enjoy yourself! But be prepared for some surprises, even irksome people. Chase money Tuesday/ Wednesday – all’s smooth, productive, though you’ll need long-range vision/wisdom Wednesday night. Communications and travel succeed Thursday/Friday – either can lead to love, affection, understanding with others, resolution of conflicts – even financial and career success (Thursday). You will begin a love, domestic, property, or social project. A new friend will arrive. These might not be immediately apparent. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Lie low, rest and contemplate Sunday/Monday. As this is a work month, you’ll probably face some overdue chores. Well, tackle them. Your energy, mood and effectiveness improve strongly Monday night through Wednesday, and you accomplish easily. Chase money during a very lucky Thursday/Friday. You might begin a new employment or job project. You’re also enamoured of someone, but your fascination might only last a month. Be cautious in driving and speaking Saturday night. All week, focus on work efforts, health, nutrition, diet. Be helpful. Your career and status are headed upward! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Love, romance, creative and speculative urges, talents, teaching children, pleasure and beauty fill this week and the next. February will begin one of the major relationship phases of your life (lasting to 2025). If you’re single, this would be a good time to contemplate who, what type of person, you want for the decades ahead. Sunday/Monday accent your wishes, optimism, buoyant friendships and popularity. Love could reach mushy heights – or one splits, one forms. Retreat midweek. Rest, contemplate. All’s well. Your energy and charisma soar upward Thursday/Friday – take a chance!

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Apt/Condos

LANGLEY APT. Close to all amens, Spac 1 BR in very clean condition, avail Now, ref’s req’d, NP, NS, $800/mo Roger Wiens Lighthouse Rlty 604-649-4871 LANGLEY CITY, Adult oriented, 2BR in downtown, N/s N/p, 5 appl, $900/mo, immed. 604-825-8424

6508

Apt/Condos

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768

MURRAYVILLE 1 br 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator. Av now. No pets, near amens. $875 + utils. Jim @ 604-836-3879

SKYLINE APARTMENTS 1 BR & 2 BR. Cable incl’d. U/grd prkg. N/p. Resident Mgr.

OAKDALE APTS

5530 - 208 St., Langley Quiet clean spacious 2 BR, incls 4 appls, hot water, parking. No pets, N/S. Resident Manager. $875/month. Avail Jan 1. Please call from 9am to 8pm: (604) 534-1114

DELTITA GARDENS

Call 604-536-8499 www.cycloneholdings.ca

SUSSEX PLACE APTS

MOVE IN BONUS!

Clean & affordable. Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR. Near seniors’ centre. Rents includes heat, hot water & cable.

Call 604-530-0932

8507 120th St, N. Delta

★ $200 MOVE IN BONUS ★ 1 BR from $625. 2 BR from $725. 3 BR from $825. Incls heat, hot water & cable. Some suites with mtn views. CALL 604 594-5211 Baywest Management Corp.

www.cycloneholdings.ca

CENTRAL LANGLEY 20460 Douglas Crescent

Brand New 4 Storey Building

Linwood Place Apartments

Downtown LANGLEY

1st Month’s Rent is FREE! 1 & 2 BDRM’S starts @ $675-$835/mo. Free hotwater, heat, basic cable, weight/game room, prkg, includes security. Please Call 604-530-6555 ★★★Must bring in this Ad to receive 1st Month FREE!

6605

• Studio & Den • 1 Bdrm & Den • 1 & 2 Bdrms

602 to 988 sq. ft. @ $1.75/sq. ft. to RENT. 4 S/S appl’s inste. w/d, balconies, parkade, storage lockers, bicycle room, gym, rec room, multi media box, FREE Internet & HD cable for 12 months, FREE phone/movies for 3 months.

604-501-4417

Townhouses - Rent

6508

Apt/Condos

MURRAYVILLE 2 br , 3rd flr, 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator., nr amens Dec 1. N/P. $1000 + util. Doug 604-607-8888

6540

Houses - Rent

Aldergrove, 4BR, 2 ba, 1800sf, 2 lvl 4 app, pet ok, nr amens, $1600+util, now, 778-988-3624 ALDERGROVE HOME Spacious 3 BR + 2BR & kitch down, quiet area, nr amens, avail immed, $1700/mo, Roger Wiens Lighthouse Rlty 604-649-4871 LANGLEY / SRY. 10 acres, Indoor Pool, 3 BR, 3 bath, all appls, deck, dbl gar. Comm/RV prkg. $1855 incls cable, net. N/S. Outdoor pet ok. 778-298-3192 LANGLEY WILLOUGHBY 76/216 3 br house on 2.5 acres, w/d, horse barn, riding area. Suit for horse stabling, complete reno 4 yrs ago. 1 yr lease. Av now. $2,700. Doug 604-607-8888

2BDRM/1BTH. #31-24330 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC 850 Square Foot newly manufactured home in quiet community. Non-smoker. Small Pets OK. $925 Monthly Call: (604) 857-1611 or email: bcproperties@parkbridge.com

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

2 BR Cloverdale, over 1200sf, 5 appls WD private entry, $1200+ 40%utils, NS, NP, 604-946-3038 FORT LANGLEY New 2 BR bsmt ste, own W/D, sep hot wtr, filter wtr, gazebo, prkg. Av now. $900 + utls. NS/NP. 604-888-8142 LANGLEY 7231 - 202 A St. 2 BR bsmt ste avail now. $850 incls utils. NS/NP. 778-863-4373

Townhouses Rent

6605

MURRAYVILLE 3 BR T/H, garage, $1475 incls strata, hot tub, club hse. Av now. 604-514-8144

Does your Cat or Dog need a “Pettable” Back Yard? Why not call Ingrid @ WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St., Chilliwack 604-792-8317 or call toll-free 1-877-515-6696 or email us wb@raamco.ca

We have it all!

3 BR + 1 ½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft plus Back Yard Kids Like our 2 Playgrounds! We are a Fenced, Gated, Quiet and a Family Oriented Community. Rent with us for $990 or $1,100 and we will give you a nice Move-In Incentive!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Some relationships or projects end now, some begin. Concentrate on your security, family, real estate, soul, stomach, nutrition. Unhappy Librans often have digestive problems. Not that you’re unhappy – but present times do push you to make significant alterations in these same areas: security, home, diet, etc. A tug-o-war might arise between outside ambitions and home circumstances Sunday/Monday: tread cautiously. Your hopes, popularity and general joy rise midweek. Retreat to rest, contemplate and plan Thursday/Friday – contact government or institutions for lucky results. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: This week brings communications, travel, paperwork and the details of daily life. You might run into legal, moral or travel dilemmas Sunday/Monday. You’ll be able to convince a mate (about money, future plans, socializing, even love) but not a co-worker, Sunday. Be careful with machinery. Follow your ambitions Monday night through Wednesday – quiet, productive days. Your optimism soars Thursday/Friday, as friends call, strangers smile, and a wish could come true. Almost everything’s favoured: love, friendships, even work. Don’t start a realty or reno project. Retreat Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Keep your focus on earnings, buying/selling, possessions, and rote learning. This is a good time to memorize anything, such as a foreign language or school facts. Avoid big finances, debt, investments – and sexual forays – Sunday/Monday. A lot of potential disappointment lurks. (One good thing, Sunday morning: work and pay.) Your outlook brightens Monday night through Wednesday as intellectually compatible friends/lovers – and understanding – waft your way. Far travel, education are favoured. Your career and worldly status are splendidly lucky Thursday/Friday: charge ahead!

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Escort Services

ANGEL & LISA 604.710.1532 Are U up late? So are we... Party with US!

Jan. 8 - 14, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, effectiveness, timing and luck fly high, so start important projects, seek attention of important people, ask favours, and charge forth generally. However, be cautious Sunday/Monday, when others oppose your desires and intentions. You’d win any struggles, probably, but why make enemies? Life’s mysteries and depths rise to the surface midweek.You can make progress with finances, research and, personally, by being intimate. Legal, intellectual, learning, far travel, cultural, love and similarly “elevated” zones hit a streak of super luck Thursday/Friday – go! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Continue to lie low, rest, contemplate and plan. Be charitable. Your energy and magnetism are at a yearly low, but they’ll bounce back in two weeks. Meanwhile, this is a great time to shore up your foundations, especially Thursday/ Friday. Those two splendid days urge you to chase any/all foundational things: buy a home, invest, improve your health or seek a diagnosis, undergo therapy, change your lifestyle, or share intimacy. Earlier, machines, chores and health need caution Sunday/Monday. Monday night through Wednesday brings calm relationships, quiet opportunities. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A wish, particularly about a relationship, love, an opportunity, relocation, litigation, negotiation, or dealing with the public is very likely to come true this week, particularly Thursday/Friday. Two qualifications: 1) it might not be the same wish you anticipate; and 2) these two days could also lead to a fight instead of joy, if you act too independently or competitively. Then again, a fight could dissolve into respect, laughter, even love! The remaining week is nothing great. Be cautious in romance and pleasure Sunday/Monday. Tackle chores midweek. DON’T invest Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


HOME SERVICES

8055

Cleaning

ANGIE’S CLEANING SERVICE Residential/commercial reas rates, exc refs. 778-323-0427

JULIE’S HOUSE CLEANING

Detailed, Professional Service 7 days / wk. Including Laundry/Dishes, Move-In/Out. Ref’s avail. $19/hr, 4hr min.

778-808-1052

jds.clean@gmail.com

8075

Drywall

K. C. DRYWALL Complete Drywall Services. 604-533-2139 cel 604-417-1703

8080

Electrical

# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774 #15673 Black & White Electric New Homes, Additions, Reno’s, Pools. Call Pat 604-968-7335.

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

8125

Gutters

SEAMLESS GUTTERS!

New Construction - Renovations. Guaranteed. Great Rates! Call Paul • 604-897-2453

8180

Home Services

Dump Site Now Open

• Broken Concrete Rocks $22 per metric ton • Mud, Dirt, Sod, Clay $22 per metric ton • Grass, Branches, Leaves, Weeds $59 per ton

MEADOWS LANDSCAPE SUPPLY

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

PIONEER PAVING 25 YRS EXP Serving the Lower Mainland Residential/Commercial/Industrial Free Est 24 hr Answering 533-5253

8220

Plumbing

604-465-1311

8185

Moving & Storage

A Fast Moving & Cleaning. All kinds of moves, garbage removal Insured & bonded. 778-888-9628

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

ADVANCE CLASSIFIEDS 604-444-3000

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

604-889-6409 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 $38/HR

CLOGGED drains, drips, garbs, installs & more, reliable! 24 hr Emergency service 778-888-9184

Planning on RENOVATING? Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today! To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

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Plumbing

ANVIL Plumbing & Heating #1 in Business since 1999 Service and Renovations Call JIM KIRK • 604-657-9700

RP PLUMBING & GAS • Emergency Repairs •Reno’s • New Installations •All Jobs. Lic & Insured. Rich 604-351-9145

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

START TO FINISH CONTRACTING Blake and his Dad make a positive differenceinyourlifebyprovidingquality workmanship delivered with integrity.

• interior/exterior renovations • • rot repair and restoration • Decks • • Fences • and much more • • free estimates • Call Blake or Brian at:

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HOME ADVANTAGE

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AUTOMOTIVE

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1928 FORD Coupe Hot Rod. Steel, chrome & polished alum. Quality parts & workmanship. High performance, built for show & racing asking $60k. 604-588-2415

9125

Domestic

1991 OLDS Cutlass Ciera, many new parts, selling for parts only $1500. in N. Van 819-471-6666 2001 FORD Taurus SE, 105k kms, new tran, AC, aircared, 1 owner, $2800 obo. 604-522-5596

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Dirty Bird

homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com A SEMI-RETIRED Contractor specializing in renovations, available for work. Call 604-532-1710 RENO’S, ADDITIONS, General Contracting. Pat 604-968-7335 www.whiteavenuehomes.ca

8255

Rubbish Removal

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

9145

Scrap Car Removal

604-761-7175

9173

Vans

2002 CHEV Venture Mini Van 3.4L V6, Local, , 7 pass, $2100. AirCared, Automatic, 206k. Call/ text Gary 604-837-3489.

THE SCRAPPER

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CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2004 DODGE Caravan, V6, auto, 7 pass, dual sliding drs, loaded, drk blue, 1 owner, lady driven, N/S, no accidents, clean, 139K, a/cared to 2013, $3750, 604-563-4352

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RV’s/Trailers

2004 STARLITE CAR hauler. Enclosed 20’ trailer with mandoor and sun roof gd cond, no leaks. asking $4,750 call Kelly 604-588-2415

Scrap Car & Truck Removal

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STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

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We Pay up to $100 to $1200 Cash for all Scrap Cars, Trucks & Machinery. FREE P/U No Wheels - No Problem!

Gerry

604 612-7182

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1995 GMC Sonoma 4 WD in excellent running order $2750. 604-771-7152

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Sports & Imports

2006 Toyota Yaris In immaculate condition. CD Player, Air Conditioning. $7,000 Call: (604) 3287479 email: terfloth@unbc.ca

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