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Newly elected Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese celebrated his victory with supporters at the Fort Langley Golf Course. While voter turnout hovered around a quarter of eligible voters on Saturday, it was significantly higher than it had been in recent Township elections.

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Voter turnout was up in 2011 in Langley Township, but not to the highs of above 40 per cent it saw a decade ago. There are 72,559 registered voters in the Township, of whom 18,864 cast ballots, for a turnout of more than 25.99 per cent, barely better than one out of four. That’s an increase from the 2008 election, which saw 21.1 per cent of the registered voters cast a ballot. There are also roughly 6,000 more registered voters in the Township in 2011 compared to three years earlier. In 2008, there were 66,606 voters, and another few hundred registered on the day of the election. Just 14,625 people cast votes. Voter turnout in the Township has hovered at or around the 20 per cent mark for the past several elections.

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In 2005, then-mayor Kurt Alberts was challenged at the last minute by former fire chief Tom Ouellette, and voter turnout was below 20 per cent. The last big spike in voter turnout was for the 1999 election, when four mayoral candidates faced off, and two major slates ran candidates after three highly combative years. Turnout topped 40 per cent that year, as voters threw out the incumbent mayor and denied either slate a majority on council. Slates played no major role in Township politics for the next decade.

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Langley City has 17,419 eligible voters: 17,419. Of that number, 3,558 actually voted, putting voter turnout at only 20.4 per cent – the same percentage turnout as City voters managed in 2008. That is far below the 30.6 to 44.4 per cent turnouts at the polls from 1988 to 1996, a period during which City council was led by controversial Mayor Joe Lopushinksy, and was ousted by Mayor Marlene Grinnell. By 2005, voter turnouts during City elections had plummeted to 19.7 per cent.

For election wrap-up coverage, see inside: Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance

Langley City voter Richardt Scholz fed his ballot into the automated voting machine Saturday evening. Voter turnout in the City this year remained unchanged from 2008’s dismal 20.4 per cent.

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Dressed in red serge, RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob Ginn and Const. Saudagar Teja flanked Rick Herfst, in green, who portrayed a Hudson’s Bay Company employee. The three men stood in front of the Fort Langley Community Hall, waiting to take part in a procession that travelled from the hall to the Fort Langley National Historic Site for Douglas Day on Saturday, Nov. 19. The procession was led by the White Spot Pipe Band, which hosted a fundraising craft fair at the hall that day. On Nov. 19, 1858, governor James Douglas read the proclamation that created B.C. as a crown colony. This year’s Douglas Day celebrated governor Douglas’s Guyanese heritage.

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The Trinity Western women’s volleyball team earned it second win over Regina in as many nights, sweeping the visiting Cougars Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Scores in TWU’s three-set victory were 25-23, 25-23, and 25-22. Trinity Western was led by Amy Leschied, who had 11 kills and eight digs, Kelci French, who had five kills, 16 digs, and four blocks, and Royal Richardson, who had eight kills and six digs. “I like coming away with a sweep. It’s tough to do in Canada West so no question I’m happy about that,” said Spartans coach Ryan Hofer. “I think we played with some decent composure. The games were a little tighter tonight and in the end I think we just made some plays and forced Regina to make some mistakes.” • More online

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Pioneers break bread with ‘Queen’ Douglas Day 2011 honoured Langley’s British heritage.

The pioneer celebration this year featured a person portraying Queen Victoria (left). Members of the Douglas Day Committee, flanked by Royal B.C. Engineers, posed for a picture with the monarch who ruled Canada at the time of its creation in 1858. (Below) Isabelle, 10, and Mackenzie Loranger, 12, volunteer at the Fort Langley National Historic Site and helped at the pioneer luncheon.

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They’ve lived in Langley for at least 60 years and on Sunday, they dined with royalty. Douglas Day 2011 honoured the community’s British heritage and featured a person portraying Queen Victoria. Approximately 190 local residents considered pioneers were honoured at the annual Douglas Day banquet. To be a pioneer, people must be at least 70 years of age and have lived here at least six decades. Langley Township and City collaborate in the annual celebration to honour them and their contributions to the community. This year’s event was held Nov. 20 because of the Nov. 19 election. There are about 260 people who qualify as Langley pioneers. Politicians from various levels of government attended to honour them. Langley MPL Mary Polak said the pioneers contributions should serve as a call to all residents. “Each and every day, we can look to the exmplae we have in this room to remind us we have something to build,” Polak said. The event is held to commemorate the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in Fort Langley on Nov. 19, 1858, and recognize the appointment of Sir James Douglas as the first governor of B.C. Douglas Day has been recognized in the Township since the 1920s and the banquet has been annual for more than 60 years. In 1946, the celebration of Douglas Day

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There were no surprises in the Langley City results. Voters returned incumbent mayor Peter Fassbender and most of the existing council along with one former councillor. For the next three years Langley City will be overseen by Fassbender (2,455 votes), Rosemary Wallace (1,973), Teri James (1,790), Ted Schaffer (1,750), Gayle Martin (1,655), Dave Hall (1,635), and Jack Arnold (1,521). Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance “A lot of people asked me why Peter Fassbender received congratulations from Langley MP Mark Warawa Saturday evening. I was running as hard as I did,” the Township. We’ve been working six who will be councillors. He was Fassbender said. “I did that because so hard on two campaigns so our 36 votes behind Jack Arnold. I take the job that seriously.” household has been going flat out.” But don’t expect sour grapes from He said the results show voters Schaffer said he isn’t there to the one-term councillor. like the direction its elected officials change directions of the City council “It’s been an honour and a privilhave taken the community and he or do anything wild, “I just want to ege to serve, and I would encourage plans to work with those elected to do a good job for the community.” others to make themselves available continue that vision and that this Schaffer said he and re-elected to serve,” he told the Langley Advance. is a council not afraid to make the And expect to see Storteboom conLangley City Mayor Peter Fassbender decisions that need to be made. tinue to be active in Langley City, don’t always see eye to eye, but “I think the community said they even if it’s not with a council seat. added “that can be a good thing.” trust us,” he said, “but we learned “I’ve been here for so long, I can’t Rudy Storteboom finished in sevsome lessons.” help but be involved in the comHe said he’s heard public concerns enth place, one spot out of the top munity,” Storteboom said. that council may not be lisHe said despite the large tening enough to the comnumber of candidates for this munity. City race, he doesn’t consider “My commitment is we’re vote-splitting an issue affectgoing to do everything we ing the loss of his seat. can to listen to the communThe vote tallies for the ity to support the different other candidates were: opinions in the community.” mayoral candidate Ron Schaffer opted not to run Abgrall (983), and counin 2008 due to work commitcil candidates Storteboom ments. Now retired, he threw (1,485), Paul Albrecht his hat in the ring. (1,209), Catfish Potesta “It’s really hard to break (1,157), Dave Humphries in once you’re off,” Schaffer (828), Darrell Krell (815), said. “I’m really, really Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance and Randy Caine (814). The happy. I’ve been working on Langley City election staff Paula Kusack and Carolyn Bonnick numbers are considered pretwo campaigns because my gathered data from automated voting machines while candidates liminary and become official daughter Kirsten was runand members of the community awaited the results. on Nov. 23. ning for school trustee in

Thank You! I want to thank the voters of the City of Langley for your confidence in re-electing me as your Mayor for the next three years. I accept this responsibility and commit to work on all your behalf to see our community continue to move forward. Working together we will realize the opportunities ahead and overcome the challenges we face. I pledge to work with all of you and the new Council in a climate of mutual respect, with the ultimate goal of keeping the City of Langley as... “The Place To Be” – Peter Fassbender Mayor


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Township voters pick Jack Froese over two rivals

Langley Township has a new mayor and two new councillors for the next three years.

Froese is an ex-Vancouver Police Department officer and longtime owner of J.D. Turkey Farm in the North Otter area. He said he still has a lot of learn from his fellow council members. One of the supporters on hand to congratulate Froese was former Township by Matthew Claxton and Troy Landreville mayor Kurt Alberts, who was defeated by mclaxton@langleyadvance.com Green three years ago. Political newcomer Jack Froese unseat“I think what we’re going to have is ed Mayor Rick Green, easily taking the certainly a change in terms of approach mayor’s chair from an incumbent and to municipal government,” Alberts said. fending off veteran councilFroese is bring fresh ideas lor Mel Kositsky Saturday to the council table, in night. Alberts’ opinion. (unofficial) Froese ended the night “A newcomer to Langley Langley Township politics but when you look with 7,706 votes to Kositsky’s 6,522 and Green’s at his business background 15 polls, including 4,466. Froese led in most and you look at his backadvance polls and of the dozen polling places grounds in terms of law special polls counted. around the Township, with enforcement, it is really For mayor – Kositsky taking a few. going to serve him well.” • Jack Froese: 7,706 “We had a plan, we Kositsky is looking at leavMel Kositsky: 6,522 worked it, it came through, ing public life after almost Rick Green: 4,466 and I was confident we had two decades as a fixture on For councillor – a clean campaign,” Froese the Township council. • Charlie Fox: 7,973 said after his win. “We put “If I’d never run for • Kim Richter: 7,903 our message out there, we mayor, I always would have • Michelle Sparrow: 7,792 talked about the future of regretted it,” Kositsky said • Bob Long: 7,470 Langley, and we stuck with as he watched the last few • Steve Ferguson: 6,988 • Bev Dornan: 6,580 that message. I was confipolls come in. • Grant Ward: 5,945 dent all the way along that “It’s been good,” Kositsky • David Davis: 5,644 if the people of Langley said. “I’ve have the opporDan Sheel: 5,250 wanted that, they were going tunity of a lifetime to serve Rebecca Darnell: 4,850 to vote for me, and it looks for 18 years.” Petrina Arnason: 4,577 like they’ve spoken.” Kositsky has been one of Sonya Paterson: 4,295 He said he believes he can the longest serving councilDave Stark: 4,220 bring stability to a council lors in Langley Township, Glen Tomblin: 4,045 that was badly fractured for and has been heavBen Penner: 4,025 the past three years, primarily involved with virtually Bert Chen: 3,908 Misty van Popta: 3,846 ily in its relationship with every possible local comCarla Robin: 3,797 the mayor. mittee, regional work with Tyler deBoer: 3,678 “But the biggest thing is, Metro Vancouver, and with Dorothy McKim: 3,536 when council votes, and groups like the Federation Tony Malyk: 3,521 council makes a decision, we of Canadian Municipalities Wayne Crossen: 2,415 don’t go backwards,” Froese and the Union of B.C. Murray Jones: 2,277 said. “We don’t look in the Municipalities. Carey Poitras: 2,158 rearview mirror, we look forHe had a few words for Rick Manuel: 1,821 ward out of the windshield the incoming mayor. Terry Sheldon: 834 Clive Rippingale: 786 and we move forward.” “He’ll have to sit and

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Jack Froese was all smiles after winning election as Township mayor on Saturday night. listen,” Kositsky said. “There’s a strong Saturday night’s result. learning curve for local government, but “I am fine with it, I am absolutely fine I’m sure he’ll do the job.” with it,” he said, adding that he had said Green’s controversial single term saw from the beginning that, if people wanted battles between him and the incumbent council, the majority of council they shouldn’t vote for “We don’t look in the over issues ranging from him. the budget, to the MuffordHe said he’s proud of rearview mirror…” Glover overpass design, to everything he’s done over Jack Froese the powers of the mayor. the past three years. He was censured for He noted that some of misleading council, and investigated by the newspaper headlines about him in the the RCMP, though a special prosecutor last year probably didn’t help during the ultimately determined that no charges election. should be laid. 18,694 ballots were counted for one of “It was very, very clear,” Green said of the three mayoral candidates.

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The Langley School Board remains mostly incumbents with only two new trustees. They come into office as the district grapples with its $13.5 million deficit. The cuts to spending to deal with the financial problems started this year and run for the next three years. Five of the seven board seats go to Township candidates. Those winners were: Wendy Johnson (8,525), Alison McVeigh (7,346), Cecelia Reekie (7,096), Rod Ross (6,587), and Megan Dykeman (6,264). “I’m very surprised that Stacey Cody wasn’t able to remain on school board,” said Township trustee Rod Ross. He said he was disappointed with her leaving. Candidate Kari Medos said it looked like endorsements from unions made the difference for the candidates, when it came to winning. She missed getting a seat during her second run at a Township school board election. Results for the rest of the candidates and their vote tallies were John McKendry: 6,160; Medos: 4,733; Kirsten Schaffer-Charlesworth: 4,479; Brian Leonard: 3,399; Pamala Combs: 2,941; and Douglas Smuland: 2,319. Medos, Schaffer-Charlesworth, and Leonard had run in the past. The others running for their first time. Two of the seven school board seats go to incumbent Robert McFarlane, with 2,233 votes and newcomer Candy Ashdown, running for the first time. She received 1,845 votes. (The

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Only winners congratulated This is the time and place at which editorial writers are naturally wont to wax congratulatory towards winners and losers together. An election has been held, and a great many people in the community have expended a great deal of effort towards the furtherance of local democracy. That’s a good thing, by any measure. Within our greater community, there’s a mayor returning for another term, and another who is stepping new into the position at the head of the council table. The community has had its say, and with a mix of new faces and old, there are two new councils – and a new school board – to govern local affairs for the next three years. And indeed, we congratulate all of Saturday’s winners… but not the losers. But before you take offence at our apparent omission of grace, consider our definitions of “winners” and “losers.” Those whose election campaigns were successful at placing them around the community’s council and school board tables are surely winners. That one’s easy. There were many others whose campaigns were successful, even if they didn’t win enough votes to succeed to public office this fall. And though it may not be as obvious, their offer of their services to their community makes them winners, too. The offer of choices, and the expression of concern for issues affecting the community both helps to increase the community’s awareness of itself, and builds greater understanding between and among individuals within the community, and that makes us all winners… Well, not “all”. There are losers. The people who didn’t care enough to take part in the exercise lost. Those who didn’t vote because they couldn’t be bothered to understand the choices before them, and wouldn’t make the effort to make intelligent choices are losers. Congratulations to everyone else! Democracy is always a job well done. – B.G.

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Green on other side of the fence My surprise this time was not born of Green’s loss, but of the nature of his loss. Like many watching the progress of this year’s election campaign, I thought Green’s best chance at re-election lay in the possibility Bob Groeneveld of a vote-split between his opposing forces. editor@langleyadvance.com The following sentiment expressed by a friend on Sunday sums up a lot of the feeling My favourite election night observation came I encountered in the community over the past from Rick Green after the ballots were counted few weeks: “I think Jack Froese will evolve into a very good mayor. I like him as first and it was obvious that he had lost his maymayor choice, but the fear of Green coming or’s chair: he opined to our reporter that some up the middle swayed me and others to Mel of the local newspaper headlines of the past [Kositsky], which would have been just fine as year didn’t help him. a good caretaker mayor.” That Green is a clever boy, for sure. Clearly, Green had his devoted following, But he’s still not clever enough to figure out that he was the one making the headlines, and going into the election, but many voters were just as vehemently opposed to we just put together the words. his arrogant, dictatorial leaderIncumbent Township mayorIn politics, the more ship style and his prevarication. alty candidate Green’s loss on certain you are that “Who can beat him, Jack or Saturday night surprised me a Mel?” was a question on a lot little, but not a lot. something cannot of lips. It was kind of like the way his possibly happen, Indeed, the pulse of the comwin in 2008 surprised me a little, but not a lot. the more possible it munity was favourable to both of Green’s challengers, for variI recall chatting with some of becomes. ous reasons. his detractors just over three While some switched their years ago. They were awfully vote to Kositsky at the last minute (although cocky, they were so absolutely certain that he he was actually their second choice for could not defeat then-incumbent Kurt Alberts. mayor) just because they believed he had the Honestly, I didn’t think Green would win, momentum to beat Green, I also know of as either, but I was nowhere near as sure as they many who had Kositsky as a first choice, but were, and their absolute certainty prompted switched to Froese because they had concludme to caution them, “In politics, the more certain you are that something cannot possibly ed in desperation that he was their best bet to get rid of Green. happen, the more possible it becomes.” What was most surprising, in the final analyIndeed, it turned out that many voters were sis, was that the final ballot count revealed so absolutely certain that it was impossible for Green to take Alberts’s chair at the head of the that both Froese and Kositsky had quite soundly defeated third-place Green. council table that they didn’t bother to go out Everybody could have voted for their favourand vote. ite, and the results probably would have ended There were so many of them that the imposup the same as they did… at least, everyone’s sible didn’t just become possible… it hapchief goal would certainly have been accompened. plished: the ouster of Green! Green’s win in 2008 surprised most – and Now, I wonder if someone out there with shocked many. more literary book-learning than I have could This time, so many people were so sure that Rick Green would win again, that they went to answer this for me: What kind of humour is that? Irony? Or farce? the polls in droves… to stop him.

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Dear Editor, We would like, first of all, to congratulate mayorelect Jack Froese, all the incumbent councillors, and the two new members of council on their election victories. It is wonderful to see democracy in action. Nine years ago, we moved

to Langley after having lived in four provinces, plus overseas, and fell in love with the area, the people, and the spirit of volunteerism that we found here. We also got to know many of the hard-working elected officials, and were struck by the harmony on

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Dear Editor, Congratulations, Township! As a long-time resident of the Township of Langley and an active participant in numerous community committees, I am both delighted and saddened by Saturday’s election. First, congratulations to all who ran a good race, and to our new mayor-elect Jack Froese. Mr. Froese is a fine man, and I have no doubt that he will take on his new position with calm dedication and integrity. However, I feel it is imperative to point out that Mel Kositsky has served this community for as long as I can remember, and his wisdom and knowledge will be sorely missed. I have served with Mel on one committee for the past four years, and his advice and guidance have been invaluable. It is my sincere hope that Mr. Kositsky will continue to bring his knowledge to various volunteer committees, and remain an ongoing source of community support. Pam Erikson, Langley

both the City and Township councils. Three years ago, the essence and spirit of this wonderful community changed with the election of Rick Green as mayor. For three years, we have been subjected to the arrogance, the deceit, the divisiveness, the bullying, and lack of leadership of this individual, while his “gang of supporters” wrote endless letters to the editor blaming everyone else for his mistakes and missteps and totally chastising anyone who would dare think to challenge him. In the end, the silent majority has spoken, and it is heart-warming to know that this majority has chosen someone with dignity and sincerity to lead, not to clash, with the remainder of council. Now they can all get down to doing the work we elected them to do. It is a happy day, not a sad day, for the Township of Langley! Shirley & Guy Tousignant, Langley

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Signs necessary evil for candidates

Dear Editor, As a candidate with modest means, running a campaign for a seat on Township council was a challenge. A large part of campaigns are run on the Three Ms: money, manpower, and marketing. Signage in a campaign encompasses all three of these aspects: money to buy them, manpower to put them up, and

marketing to get our names out there. Many of the candidates were doing these Three Ms on their own. Like many residents, I was overwhelmed by the number of signs in our beautiful town. As a resident and a candidate, it is a conflicting feeling. I needed them up so you would know my name, but man, it was ugly out there.

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Time to forget one promise

Dear Editor, First of all, I’d like to congratulate all the councillors and the new mayor of Langley Township. Well done, and I look forward to common sense being returned to the chambers! Now, regarding the one question I noticed all unanimously “promised” during their election campaigns: traffic calming in school zones. Can I ask them to please reconsider, and exercise their first dose of common sense on what was obviously a populist “mommy” promise? First of all, do some math. Schools are in session a maximum of 10 months. Deduct professional days, vacations, and statutory holidays, and you have about 200 days when school is in session. Each school zone limited to 30 km/h is in effect nine hours a day, so approximately 1,800 hours. The real world is in session 12 months of the year, 24 hours a day. That’s 8,760 hours. Therefore, for the sake of 1,800 hours out of 8,760 hours (that’s just over 20 per cent of the time), roads around schools would be completely unnecessarily hindered with “speed bumps” for the remaining 80 per cent of the time, when no children are present, and current traffic laws already more than adequately address the “problem” during school session. So please, forget this “promise.” It was populist and illadvised, and makes absolutely no common sense whatsoever. John Dueckman, Langley

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Part of the democratic process of voting is allowing candidates to campaign. And although annoying and ugly, it is a necessary process that needs to be exercised. The signs are only up for 20 days every three years: not a long time, just an intense time. Some of us did not have many signs, in fact, and we go unnoticed in the overkill of others. People chronically complain that they don’t know who to vote for, or what our platforms are. Signs with my name on them alert you to the fact that I exist as a candidate, and that I have a message for you. So when my signs go missing, are knocked down, or are thrown in the street, it is costing me time away from talking to you, money from my own pocket, and a message I am trying to get out. All candidates are experiencing it, but the impact on some candidates is greater, as they have so few signs to begin with. So please, please tolerate this short process and do not remove, throw, or damage signs, or turn a blind eye to those who do. And parents, please talk to your kids. Misty van Popta, Langley Township For more letters to the editor visit... www.langleyadvance.com

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Re-elected Langley Township Councillor Grant Ward (middle, brown jacket, beige pants) and others checked their electronic devices while sitting in council chambers at the Township Civic Facility on election night Saturday.

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David Davis and Michelle Sparrow will join the Township council along with six incumbents. by Matthew Claxton

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Two new faces will be joining the ranks of Langley Township council. Michelle Sparrow, a local realtor, and David Davis, a farmer, will fill vacant seats on the eight-member council, along with new mayor Jack Froese. All six sitting incumbent councillors were returned, but Mel Kositsky was running for mayor and Jordan Bateman left council for a job with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Sparrow said she was sitting at home and desperately trying to see how Michelle Sparrow the vote was going Councillor-elect Saturday night, but she couldn’t get her computer to load the Township’s election feed. “We ended up finding out by a text message,” she said. She said she was blown away and honoured by her win. “Social media definitely played a role,” she said of her campaign success. Sparrow was one of the more techsavvy candidates this year, and she wants to carry that into her new job. She wants to use technology to enhance the way the Township communicates with its residents. “I think there’s so many tools out there for us to use,” she said.

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Talking to younger voters and younger residents is also important to her. Sparrow, a realtor, drew some attention during the federal election campaign when she held some student votes at local schools, to help educate kids about Canada’s government and current affairs. Davis said he was surprised that, out of a field of good candidates, he was one of only two newcomers elected to the Township council. “I was actually humbled,” said the 53year-old farmer from Milner. “I think I represent rural Langley, because of my involvement in farmland,” Davis said. He’s been vocal on a number of issues related to the Agricultural Land Reserve, most notably as part of a group of Milner farmers who opposed the controversial first plan for the Mufford-Glover overpass, which would have taken 29 David Davis acres out of the ALR. Councillor-elect Davis is a fourthgeneration Langley resident, a rarity in a community that has grown by leaps and bounds as a suburb over the past four decades. “I never get tired of supporting farmland,” Davis said. He said that Langley doesn’t have to develop at breakneck speed. “I don’t look at it as something we have to develop,” he said. Transportation will also be a key issue in the future, he believes. “One thing’s for sure, I’m going to do a lot of listening,” he said. There were 27 candidates running for Township council, one of the largest fields in recent years.


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Health

Every drop counts by Heather Colpitts hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com

Langley has helped restock supplies for Canada Blood Services after the very successful donor clinic hosted by Langley City firefighters Nov. 17. “Our target for the day was 73 (units),” said firefighter Rob Rabby. By the time the people from Canada Blood Services packed up the mobile clinic in the downtown firehall last Thursday evening, they had 91 units. Rabby said the clinic collected 125 per cent of the target. The event was deeply personal to the people in the firehall. Langley City firefighter Ron Dunkley was critically injured while in Washington State in November 2010 and died after almost two months in hospital. This clinic was in his memory. Not everyone attending knew Dunkley but they knew they wanted to help out. There were strangers who wanted to donate and people who knew members of Dunkley’s family. “Lots from all walks, all areas,” Rabby said about where the donors came from. “A lot of firefighters from around the Lower Mainland. Later in the day many municipal employee had their arms swabbed, the

needles inserted and their contributions collected. In all about 110 people came in to donate but a few were not able to for medical reasons. Each donor undergoes a screening where they are asked about medications they are on, medical procedures they have undergone recently, where they have recent tattoos or piercings, and other health-related questions. Rabby said so many people coming out to make the clinic a success was touching to the people who knew Dunkley. Canada Blood Services allows only a handful of these specialty clinics during the year so the firefighters are lobbying to be made an annual specialty clinic. About 70 per cent of the emergency calls received by Langley City Fire are classed as medical first responder so the fire crews know the value of blood donations. Dunkley needed 90 units of blood in the first two weeks and more after that. It’s common for a person injured in a vehicle crash to need 50 units and a person undergoing cancer treatment may need up to eight units per week for the length of the treatment. Someone with a hip fracture or having hip replacement can require about five units and organ transplant patients can require from 10 to 100 units depending on the organ.

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Jason Hodge (above) is a Langley Township firefighter at Hall 4 (Willoughby) and was only too pleased to support the City firefighters’ blood donor clinic. Kris Howes (right) signed a large poster of the late firefighter Ron Dunkley. Each blood donor was invited to sign with the piece being framed and presented to his family.

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that you supply for covering your roof lines as well as the take down of the lights in January. All funds will be used to purchase essential safety equipment and outdoor clothing that the members in training require. Since 1978 CFVSAR has delivered a professional quality search and rescue service to the residents of this community. The team is made up of volunteers dedicated to this specialized public service. Averaging 43 calls per year, this busy team relies on the generosity from the citizens of the City and Township of Langley, City of Abbotsford, and Sumas Mountain to help cover the cost of maintaining or replacing equipment and continuing to provide members with specialized training in swift water rescue, rope rescue, ground search and rescue, first aid, search management, and other important courses related to saving lives. For more information on this fundraising event, contact Tim Lee, 604-866-0688 or timothylee.bc@gmail.com.

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“What a great day,” said Peter Lee, the owner of the Fort IGA. The community grocery store, which has existed in one form or another in the Fort for decades, burned to the ground in early January. Someone had apparently tried to break in by cutting through bars on one store window. Sparks from the cutting seemed to have set the store on fire. The community was outspoken in its desire to see the IGA return as soon as Langley Advance files possible. After several Firefighters couldn’t stop a January blaze from reducing the months of comstore to rubble. munity consultaThe IGA will be and Vote Langley Now tion and planning, backed away from council candidates, all Lee is now hoping Glover Road, and joined by Fort residents to see construction More a two-storey retail and business owners. start as soon as and office building Lee thanked Kurt Monday. Photos will be closer to Alberts, the Fort resident Builder Marco Online the main road. A who helped usher the proPaolella said the small open plaza ject through to completion. new buildings will will be created at ground “It’s completely selfish,” be complete in the late level. Alberts joked. “We’re getsummer or early fall of Lee said he was surting so tired of driving out 2012. prised to see the crowd, of town for shopping.” The new IGA will be a which included mayoral Lee said it seemed like a 10,300 square foot main candidates Jack Froese and long 10 months since the floor with a 1,150 square Mel Kositsky, along with fire, but a lot was going on foot office mezzanine on a number of independent behind the scenes. the second floor.

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‘tis the season...

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Transportation

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Township For the week of November 22, 2011

Community

Rail could be moving ahead for residents South of the Fraser. by Kelly Sinoski Postmedia Network Inc.

The mayors of Langley and Surrey hope to move ahead with plans for light rail in their communities as early as next year after the B.C. government said it’s looking at different options for transit South of the Fraser. Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender said the two mayors received a letter from Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom that said the province is “examining the use of LRT as well as the potential for bus rapid transit and SkyTrain technology to provide frequent, fast, reliable services to communities south of the Fraser.” Peter Fassbender “We need to focus on LRT options Langley City mayor south of Fraser,” Fassbender said. “What we want to do is look at the needs and what the options are… I’m not sure SkyTrain is the best option.” Fassbender said light rail is a strong option for the two communities because of the geography south of the Fraser and the ability to build more infrastructure at a lower cost than SkyTrain. “It’s a significant win for us,” he said. “We’re prepared to support the Evergreen Line but we need to move ahead with a plan for this part of the region… to recognize the pressure and the growth out here.” Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said the communities have been pushing for increased provincial spending on transit for some time and the letter from Lekstrom is “both an acknowledgement of our issues and a sign that transportation in Surrey will be improving for the future.” “We have been advocating for light rail transit because it’s an effective and efficient form of transportation,” Watts said in a release. “It will allow us to shape our communities and connect our town centres, while at the same time increasing economic development in our city.” Surrey is exploring light rail transit routes along 104th Avenue between 152nd Street and City Centre; City Centre to Newton, with an extension to South Surrey; and along Fraser Highway, between City Centre and Langley. Fassbender said a transportation study is already underway and he expects work on a route could begin as early as next year.

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20338 - 65Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 | 604.534.3211

disposition of lands

Notice of Proposed Disposition of Township Lands Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley, pursuant to Sections 26 and 94 of the Community Charter S.B.C. 2003, c. 26, to sell Township owned land, the particulars of which are as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION:

Lot 2 DL 79 Gp 2 NWD Plan BCP45831

CIVIC ADDRESS:

Lot 2 Mavis Avenue (directly behind Fort Langley Fire Hall)

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

The property is approximately 1.85 acres and is zoned R-1E

PURCHASER:

Lanstone Homes (Fort Langley) Ltd.

NATURE OF DISPOSITION:

Fee Simple

SELLING PRICE:

One Million Eight Hundred Thousand ($1,800,000)

Scott Thompson Property Management Department 604.533.6138

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Feast your eyes on this gorgeous custom built, open concept home, on roughly 1/4 acre! Vaulted entrance, luxury high end custom kitchen & lighting, gas f/p, h/w heat, high ceilings, 4 generous bdrms upstairs and french doors out of the vaulted ceiling master bdrm to a private deck overlooking backyard and neighbouring farm land. This home is well designed for additional room and den/office plus the 800 SF above garage area. Minutes from 176th and 200th Hwy exits. Luxury living in the country in a majestic new home without paying acreage prices.

You’ll love this very private, 3 level split home situated on 1.16 acres in the beautiful Salmon River area. Beautiful Saddlehorn Cres location which backs onto trees and a stream is an ideal location for this terrific family home. Thisbright, open home boasts, hardwood floors on main, big rooms, huge deck, lovely, large balcony off master bed... PLUS a workshop, loads of parking and storage and more... Excellent opportunity to live on land yet close to Langley. Call us today to view this amazing home... don’t miss out!

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Stunning 3 Bed/3 Bath, Games room and a Den - in sought after Forest Hills! Pride of ownership here as the owner has spent over 60K on upgrades including new roof, new kitchen, new hardwood floors, new baseboards, new crown molding, new bathrooms and much more. Big private yard with a mountain-view tops this family home.

Come check out this 3 Bed/ 3 Bath home with a DEN on the main and a large GAMES ROOM upstairs. One of the larger homes in Forest Hills at 2650 Sq.Ft. It is located on a cul-de-sac road and is a 5 min walk to Alex Hope Elementary. NEW ROOF put on so no worries there. Great home for entertaining with an open concept kitchen/family room & a very nice private yard with a concrete patio to enjoy barbecuing with friends.

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Where else in Walnut Grove are you going to find a 3 Bed/3 Bath 2 storey w/bsmt for this price?? Owners have upgraded the master ensuite & also put in a new washer/dryer & s/s appliances. Lots of storage with a single garage whereas most homes in the subdivision only have a carport. Enjoy the view from your south-west facing private deck off the master bdrm. Rec room in the bsmt offers plenty of room for the kids to play or is also perfect for a man cave. This home sits on the corner so you only have one neighbour which allows you privacy in your fully fenced backyard with a new patio. Hurry!

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Beautiful 3bdrm, 3bath & Den in Forest Hills! Upgrades throughout including New Roof, New S/S Appliances, New Master Ensuite Bath, New Countertops, New Main Bath, New Powder Rm Bath, New Flooring, New Rock Wall in family rm and Newer Paint! All bdrms are great sizes and have lots of windows. There’s even a study area up for the kids. Double garage & large driveway with room for 4 more cars!

Bridalwoods beauty! 3 bdrms, 3 baths End Unit in a wonderful Walnut Grove complex. Walking distance to everything! Master bdrm on the main floor & 2 extra good sized bdrms up. Newer washer/dryer, dishwasher & paint. Single garage & a driveway. Complex has new roofs too. Super clean, super value – don’t wait!

Wonderful unit in a wonderful 55+ building – Glenmont. This 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo has been updated with paint, kitchen flooring & new fridge. Safe and secure building is just a few blocks from Langley Mall, bus stops & the Langley Senior Centre. A bonus is the New Roof on the building – live worry-free! This is worth a look. Call us today!

Beautiful 3 bdrm, 3 bath newer town home centrally located in Walnut Grove. This south facing unit allows for lots of natural light. Enjoy the mountain view from your Master bdrm private deck. Open kitchen with large eating area. Large living rm big enough to have a dining rm too. Access to your own private fenced backyard right off the living rm is a bonus. Fresh paint, Double tandem garage & low strata fees top everything off. One of Walnut Grove’s best buys for a town home!

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Kew Gardens! Awesome 2 storey with 3 bdrm/3 bath and Den! This unit feels like a home with all the room it has. Open concept main floor with the kitchen open to the living room & doors leading out to the private backyard giving the kids and pets somewhere to play. Den on the main perfect for a computer space or even a playroom for the kids. Double garage & room to park in the driveway too. Priced to sell

#111-5375 205 ST.

Brigitte Sooke

SOLD!

4.36 Acres – 3 Dwellings Quiet and private location on dead end road within minutes of shopping and schools! Custom built main home with incredible kitchen, open living area and 4 bdrms in 3,000 sq.ft. plus 2 bdrm custom built 1,573 sq.ft. suite plus 1,467 sq.ft. rancher. VERY MOTIVATED AND PRICED TO SELL!

Gorgeous 5 bdrm/4 bath & Den home in the Mountainview subdivision. This home backs onto a small park so you can watch your kids play right from the house. Great rm plan with maple shaker cabinets & granite counters. Hardwood on the main with tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. Crown molding, 4” baseboards and slate fireplace round out the main floor. 4 generous sized bdrms up including a large master with gorgeous ensuite. Huge rec room downstairs w/home theatre system, a bedroom & a kitchen. Use it for yourself or for an in-law suite.

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LANGLEY, YORKSON Just move into this super clean, bright and like New 4 bedroom 2 level home with open floor plan & unfinished basement. Upgrades include gourmet kitchen, heat pump,“Smart House System”.Walking distance to schools, parks, and shopping. Stunning landscaping front and back. No Reasonable Offer Refused!

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NEW CONDO - 1 BEDROOM 535 SQ.FT.

LANGLEY Spacious upscale condo finished to the finest European standard in new Yorkson location. Minutes to shops, park‘n ride and freeway access. Location, layout and luxury equal the best on the market. Come see for yourself. Guaranteed strata fees for 4 years. Too many features to list!

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The Downtown Langley Win this Window Contest is back! And this year it’s bigger than ever! Three Great Prize Packages will be awarded.

Looking 1991: $50,000 returned back… anniversary of the founding of British Columbia as a Crown Colony of Britain. He congratulated the community for its part in preserving B.C.’s heritage.

Forty Years Ago

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

NOVEMBER 19, 1931

• Council decided against charging fees for permits to allow wiring or equipment installations. Councillors felt the cost of the work itself was already expensive enough. Seventy Years Ago

NOVEMBER 20, 1941

It’s time to get excited because between Monday, November 14th and Saturday, December 24th, everyone has a full six weeks to shop Downtown Langley and enter the contest. With any purchase made at any of our 60 participating businesses, you automatically receive an entry in our amazing “Win this Window” contest. There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter and there’s no minimum purchase amount required.

As an added bonus find our weekly QR code at one of the participating businesses for an extra on-line entry. Clues to the location of the QR code will be given out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/downtownlangley) and Twitter (@downtownlangley) so follow and/or “Like” us and watch for the clues! Finding the QR codes each week could give you up to six more entries in the contest with no purchase necessary.

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• Plans were underway to introduce a fire zone bylaw during the upcoming civic elections. Electors were being asked to endorse a tax to maintain an adequate firefighting unit. Sixty Years Ago

NOVEMBER 22, 1951

• The effects of an atomic bomb drop and the need for trained personnel were the subjects of a talk given by Langley civil defence coordinator I.G. Baker at a meeting in Langley Prairie. Fifty Years Ago

NOVEMBER 23, 1961

• Premier W.A.C. Bennett spoke at Fort Langley Community Hall on the 103rd

NOVEMBER 18, 1971

• Ron Basford, federal minister of corporate and consumer affairs, joined in the opening of two new displays at Fort Langley’s National Historic Park. • Voters were to decide whether or not to accept a $5 million bylaw for expansion of facilities at Langley Memorial and MSA Hospitals.

Thirty Years Ago

notice of motion asking Municipal Affairs Minister Robin Blencoe to look into a proposal for the amalgamation of the Township with Langley City. Aldermen Steve Ferguson and John Campbell voiced their support for the idea. • Langley City council told RCMP Inspector Dave Mortimer it wanted Block Watch and school-based police programs, but would not pay extra for them. • A misplaced briefcase containing $50,000 in jewellery was returned to its owner after it was found atop a newspaper dispensing machine in Fort Langley.

Ten Years Ago

NOVEMBER 18, 1981

• Teachers won a 17.4 per cent pay raise. • The school district’s budget of $45,023,672 constituted a 20 per cent increase over that of the previous year. • Township firefighters responded to a record 143 fire alarms in a single week. Many of the alarms were caused by storms which battered the area.

Twenty Years Ago

NOVEMBER 20, 1991

• A former Langley Memorial Hospital nurse was charged with sexually assaulting three of his patients. • A dairy farmer charged with allowing manure to enter Murray Creek faced fines of up to $4.6 million. • Township Alderman John Scholtens put forward a

NOVEMBER 20, 2001

• Langley City Mayor Marlene Grinnell was asked to head a committee tasked with revamping the TransLink governance system.

NOVEMBER 23, 2001

• A special task force came up with a 20-year plan for water management in Langley Township. • The number of people needing help from Langley Food Bank had risen 20 per cent over the previous year. • Township Councillor Dean Drysdale calculated that a new property tax proposal floated by TransLink would cost Langley Township residents an average of $320 per year, compared to the $240 average that the discarded gas tax proposal would have cost.

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Friends Barber Shop Frosting Cupcakery GeoGem International Jewellers

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Langley Animal Protection Society

Harlie’s story highlights successes for Aldergrove shelter

An English bulldog is one of about 90 dogs adopted out of Patti Dale Animal Shelter so far this year. by Roxanne Hooper rhooper@langleyadvance.com

D

enise Menzies stumbled across Harlie’s picture on the Langley Animal Protection Society’s website, and had to meet her. One look at Harlie’s cute, wrinkled face, and she was in love. She immediately called her husband Ian, who was in Palm Springs on a business trip, and told him to head straight from the airport to LAPS’ Patti Dale Animal Shelter. No going home, no passing go. It was love at first sight, and in no time at all, Harlie was on her way to a new, permanent home. Harlie arrived at LAPS when tragedy struck. Her owner passed away and his daughter couldn’t keep her. So, at the age of six, Harlie was suddenly homeless. Harlie was surrendered to LAPS on Jan. 29 and adopted just shy of a month later, explained shelter manager Sean Baker. “When she first arrived, Harlie was suffering from a few medical issues, including skin problems, which are common in English bulldogs. The folds of skin around her

CLARA • Domestic Medium Hair Mix.• Small •Adult • Female. Clara has been here at the shelter since early August and is waiting patiently for the right person to come along who will love her and take care of her for the rest of her days. She was abandon with her 3 young kittens in a box infront of a store and ended up here. SInce then she has finished raising her kittens has been spayed, and is now ready to find a home where she will be number one. Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Tabby - Buff, Tan or Fawn, White • Coat length: Medium

Ian Menzies photo

Ian and Denise Menzies often throw a string of pearls onto Harlie, so everyone they encounter on their walks knows she’s a girl. eyes and tail were full of dead skin and pus. To clear up the infection, Harlie needed her skin cleaned several times a day with special wipes. She also had a serious bladder infection. She was peeing almost straight blood and needed an immediate trip to the vet for antibiotics,” Baker said.

BELLA • Domestic Short Hair-Black Mix • Large • Adult • Female • Bella is a lovely oneyear-old cat. She loves company and would spend all day with her people if she had her way. She’s very talkative and could easily be trained to speak on cue, just like a dog. This curious young girl enjoys watching the world go by from high up on her perch. She would love a home with a family who will play with her and fuss over her. Bella could go to a home with a dog or another cat. • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Special Needs • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Short

Once her urgent health problems were under control, LAPS staff went to work on Harlie’s next big issue: her weight. “Harlie was obese, tipping the scales at 62 lbs. Through a combination of diet and exercise, Harlie managed to lose a few pounds,” he said.

CLOVIS • Domestic Short Hair Mix. What can we say about Clovis? She is a special case for sure! We all love her very much, but there is no doubt that Clovis is looking for a home that is definitely a bit harder to find. She is very much her own cat and enjoys attention, but on her terms. She is a little tempermental and is very independent, so not the kind of cat who wants to be constantly snuggled and pampered, but for someone who just likes to have a buddy around to talk to and get the occasional kisses from she is perfect. If you have an extra cushion on your couch, a place to put a litter box and food and water dish and would like a friend to say hi to after a long day at work, Clovis is your gal.

“It wasn’t easy – Harlie likes to do things on her own schedule and when she doesn’t feel like going for a walk, she just digs her heels in and refuses to budge.” It was about that time that the Menzieses discovered Harlie, and put the wheels in motion to make her part of their family.

DARWIN • Pit Bull Terrier Mix. Darwin is approximately 18 months old. He’s sleek and athletic looking. If you like just a little attitude he might be just the dog to keep you smiling. This one talks and really wants someone with time to listen. He is a very affectionate dog looking for someone to love and chat to. To learn more about this dog please call LAPS at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter and ask to speak to his/her trainer. • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: young children • Primary colors: Sable, White or Cream • Coat length: Short

They’d lost their red male shiba inu, Tetsu, in the summer of 2009, and then their 14-year-old black and tan female, Kuma, last fall. “They both gave us so much love, taught us patience, and after that we could not imagine life without our canine companions,” Denise told the Langley Advance. “We had lost Kuma a few months before, and our house was very empty and quiet,” she elaborated. “One day when voting, I happened to click on the adoptable dogs button and the first face that came up was Harlie’s. I instantly smiled and thought, ‘What a face! How could you not love her?’ “I instantly knew she was meant to be part of our lives… I couldn’t get Harlie off my mind,” Denise said. The Menzieses say it’s impossible to pick one thing they love best about Harlie. They love her to bits and it seems like Harlie has always been part of the family. When Harlie realized she was the princess in her new home, her funny, quirky character really began to shine. “She is very different from a shiba inu, and it was nice not to go through the puppy stages all over again. She is well behaved, loveable, and loyal. Ian is her number one fan, but I think I run a pretty close second,” Denise said. continued on page A22…

POPCORN BIG GIRL • Poodle Mix. Popcorn is friendly, • Great Dane Mix. Big Girl is looking for someone

special to love her and give her a new name. She is

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cautiously shy but when she builds her courage she’ll offer you a sit and shake a paw. Her way of saying “I like you.” This one’s a leaner and when she leans on you, well, you know she thinks you’re special. She’s a fun dog who loves to chase her ball and play with her best friend here at the shelter “Neko”. Big girl travels well and enjoys car rides. She is super clean, completely house trained and does not appear to chew. To learn more about this dog please call LAPS at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter and ask to speak to his/her trainer. • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats, young children • Primary colors: Black, White or Cream • Coat length: Short

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…continued from page A21 These days Harlie races around squeaking her ball, snores up a storm, and chases a laser pointer with her pal Winston – a King Charles cavalier spaniel that belongs to close friends and visits Harlie frequently. Harlie’s a lucky girl, Denise said. She goes to work every day with Ian at OK Tire in Abbotsford, revelling in the attention heaped on her by staff and customers. Harlie has her own special cubbie at OK Tire, complete with her bed and toys where she spends long naps and snores loudly, Denise added: “She has a growing fan club, but she also seems to know exactly when it is time to go home for supper.” On the home front, Harlie’s two passions are soccer and skateboarding. She has a new skateboard and loves to practise, Mom said. Harlie is quite the diva, said Mom. “Whenever we go for walks, we want to make sure everyone knows Harlie is a girl, so she has a strand of pearls… She wears a purple harness and collar, with a pink name tag with rhinestones. She’s a big princess and she likes to show some bling, too,” Denise said. It’s success stories like this, which LAPS call their Furry Tail Endings, that make all the work by shelter staff and volunteers worthwhile, Baker said. Harlie is one of about 700 stray and 40 surrender dogs that came into the shelter this year. Describing it as a slow year for adoptions, Baker said Harlie is one of only about 90

dogs that have been fortunate enough to find a new home this year. For more information about animals that are available for adoption from LAPS, people can visit the shelter, go to the LAPS website, or like it on Facebook. “This is our first adoption from LAPS but won’t be our last,” Denise said. “There are so many amazing animals out there that deserve a second chance, we will definitely adopt again. LAPS is very good at making sure that the animal is the right fit for the family situation, I can’t say enough good things about the folks at LAPS.” Denise first became involved with LAPS as a result of working for at the credit union. Fellow branch manager Bob Eilers introduced her to Baker, and the shelter. “As a devoted animal lover, I was drawn to the wonderful facility. I now volunteer every Friday; I do behind the scenes stuff like lots of laundry, cleaning, and doing lots of dishes,” Denise said. “I leave the dog walking to those that perhaps can’t have a dog of their own, as I am fortunate to be able to walk Harlie everyday,” she added, noting that Ian joins her whenever he can. “LAPS is such a great organization, and I would encourage anyone thinking of getting a pet, to explore the possibility of adopting an animal from LAPS – everyone deserves a second chance at a ‘forever’ home,” Denise said. “Just ask Harlie.” • Stay tuned to the Langley Advance for more Furry Tail Ending stories.

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Centrally located land sold A chunk of land in downtown Fort Langley could be sold to a developer. by Matthew Claxton

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The sale of a plot of Langley Townshipowned land near the core of Fort Langley has been all but finalized. The 1.85 acre site is to the north-east of the Fort Langley firehall, and is to be sold to Lanstone Homes for $1.8 million. The Township acquired the land when it bought space for the new firehall some years ago. It never had any need of the land, however, and has been quietly working to sell it ever since. According to Scott Thompson, manager of the Township’s property services

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A Saturday support group has started for caregivers. The members will meet at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre Saturdays, 10:15-11:30 a.m. “This is a group for those caring for an adult family member or perhaps a friend who suffers from a chronic disability,” according to nurse Sylvia Cardin. There is also the ongoing Thursday group that meets 1:15-2:30 p.m. Caregivers can choose whichever group is most convenient. The seniors centre is at 20605 51B Ave.

department, the land also abuts some homes on Edal Avenue and a nearby mobile home park. It doesn’t have direct street access right now but is close to the dead end of Mavis Avenue. Thompson said the Township has a “firm agreement” to sell the land to Lanstone. A notice in today’s Langley Advance (Tuesday) is the first official notification that the property is being sold. According to planner Ramin Seifi, the land is designated for multi-family development in the Fort’s community plan, but it’s currently zoned for larger lots. Lanson Foster of Lanstone Homes said his company has also bought an adjacent camping area, bringing the total amount of land to 4.5 acres. It plans multi-family housing for the area, although he said it will be relatively low-density, with townhomes and not condos contemplated. In the new year, Lanstone will start a community consultation process over the form of the development. The land is not part of the Fort’s heritage conservation area. It has no buildings at present, and is largely covered with trees. The money from the sale of the municipal land will go into the Township’s land reserve account, unless the council decides otherwise, to be used for buying other pieces of property around Langley. The land is one of the last undeveloped pieces of property left near the core of Fort Langley. Lanstone Homes is a Murrayville-based developer that has built custom homes in the Fort, as well as townhouse developments in Walnut Grove.

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Last female giraffe dies Just a week after the death of three-year-old Amryn, his mother had been found dead, as well. A mother giraffe at the Greater Vancouver Zoo has died, just days after the demise of her threeyear-old offspring, Amryn. In a press release on the weekend, the zoo said the giraffe, Eleah, was found by staff Saturday morning in a heated barn. Although her health had been good, she was a “senior” at 23 years of age, it stated. Zoo veterinarian Dr. Bruce Burton performed a preliminary post-mortem examination of the animal, but the cause of death is not yet know. A complete necropsy will be conducted by an exoticanimal specialist, and results will be announced as soon as they are available, the release says. Eleah was born in 1988 at the Missouri Zoo and arrived in Vancouver when she was one year old. She is survived by her long-time partner Jafari and her daughter, Bonnie,

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The music spotlight shone brightly on local singer/songwriter Chad Brownlee, who enjoyed a night to remember at the Red Robinson Show Theatre.

Fundraising Christmas light fundraiser Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue members will install and take down Christmas lights for a minimum $250 donation (tax deductible). Installation on Dec. 4. To book or for info: Tim Lee, 604-866-0688 or timothylee.bc@gmail.com.

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Bling was heaped on Langley’s own Chad Brownlee at the B.C. Country Music Awards this weekend. The 27-year-old Willoughby singer and songwriter spent more time on stage than off, between accepting his armfull of awards and performing at the 35th annual awards show in the Red Robinson Show Theatre Sunday. “I’m just embarrassed and humbled to be up here tonight, to accept this award,” he said when accepting the top prize of entertainer of the year. It was the last of five glass sculptures he was given recognizing the relative country music newbie who also scooping up male vocalists of the year, single of MORE the year for Day After PHOTOS You, video of the year ONLINE for Carried Away, and album of the year. “Thank you to the fans. You’re the ones that go in the seats and let us do what we do… We as artists/entertainers would be nothing without the support of our fans,” Brownlee said, tightly gripping the award. “So it means everything to me, and I feel like I’m not just doing this for myself, but for everyone else who stands by us. I don’t ever want to let them down.” Asked Monday if the shock of his landslide victory had sunk in yet, Brownlee said: “It did about an hour ago, when I was listening to one of our new songs that was just sent to me by our engineer Paul Shatto. I realized how lucky I am to be making such great music with these amazing people and to be at the point I am right now in my career.” But that night, he was almost bashful when he was called up yet again to accept award after award. The young man’s shyness, however, disappeared when he took the stage near the end of the show to rock it with Love Me Or Leave Me. Asked what was the best part of the weekend of BCCMA events, Brownlee said the answer was simple: “Getting together with family and friends and celebrating country music.” Joined by his parents, Al and Laura Brownlee, along with his wife Katie, and best friend Lucas Fransen, he repeatedly thanked them, and his music team [Mitch Merrett, Mike Denney, Carmen Choney, and Hayley McLean] for their support in making his successes possible. “This shows there are a lot of people out there who believe in what we (my team) are doing,” he told the Langley Advance. “I’m just doing what I love,” Brownlee added. “The awards are great and it’s nice to

Clubs/meetings Fraser Valley Event Planners The group’s holiday social and evening high tea is Nov. 29, 68pm at the Little White House Salon Cafe, 9090 Glover Rd. $15. Info: www.fvepa.ca. Langley Field Naturalists On Nov. 26 join the group and Birds on the Bay for a trip along the Fort to Fort Trail Info: www.langleyfieldnaturalists.org or 604-888-1787. Dee Lippingwell/www.deelippingwell.com

Willoughby resident Chad Brownlee sang Love Me Or Leave Me at the B.C. Country Music Awards Sunday night, after being given five of the industry’s top honours, including being named entertainer of the year (inset below). be recognized but it doesn’t change what we have done or what we are going to do. This is only the beginning and I have enjoyed every part of the ride!” This B.C. native, who was a Vancouver Canucks sixth-round draft pick, has long had a dual passion for both music and hockey. A career in music was something he never imagined he could pursue. But after a year of injuries, Brownlee found himself at a career crossroads. Driven to follow his musical ambitions the singer officially gave up his jersey and has never looked back. Stay tuned for more from this local musician, who expects to release his second album on Valentine’s Day and joins country great Dierks Bentley tour the next day starting in Vancouver. In addition to Brownlee’s success on the stage of the BCCMAs, there were a number of other Langleyites in the running for bling. Musician and producer Mitch Merrett, country singer and songwriter Aaron Pritchett, and the 2010 BCCMA entertainer of the year Emily Taylor Adams were shortlisted for this year’s accolades. And celebrating 25 years of operation, Gabby’s Country Cabaret once again earned the title of country club of the year. Also present at BCCMA festivities this weekend were Robyn and Ryleigh Gillespie, a sibling singing and songwriting duo coming up through the ranks. They performed at Saturday’s industry awards show. And 13-year-old singing sensation Cole Armour, who recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, made a special guest appearance at Sunday’s awards night.

Seniors Food and Friends Langley Meals on Wheels has a program for seniors to share a nutritious lunch along with socializing and guest speakers. Lunches cost $3 and seniors must register in advance. 11:30am-1pm Walnut Grove Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Thursday. Info: 604-882-0408. Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Monday. Info: 604-8562899. Brookswood Seniors Centre: 1st and 3rd Thursday. Info: 604-530-4232. Langley City (Choo Choo’s Restaurant): 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Info: 604-514-2940. Fort Langley: (St. George’s Anglican Parish) 2nd and 4th

Wednesday. Info: 604-888-7782. Murrayville (Avalon Gardens seniors complex): 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Info: 604-546-3100. Volunteers needed for the meals. Contact Langley Meals on Wheels, 604-533-1679 or info@langleymealsonwheels. com. Langley Seniors Resource Society 20605 51B Ave. Sharing and Caring Socials (12:30pm, $3 drop-in fee): Nov. 24: brain teasers Nov. 30: birthday social Seniors produce Seniors can get a bag of fruits and vegetables on the first Tuesday of the month for $5. The program is through Langley Meals on Wheels in cooperation with Langley City, Fraser Health, the Langley Seniors Resource Centre and the Seniors Community Action Table. Pick up is at Douglas Recreation Centre and the Langley Seniors Resource Centre. Delivery available if unable to pick up. Book: Rec centre, 604-514-2865 or seniors centre, 604-530-3020.

Support Arthritis Support Group, Langley 3rd Mon./mo., 1:30-3:30pm, Langley Seniors Centre. Info: 604-532-9671. Blood Cancer Support Group For those diagnosed with blood cancer and their supporters. Free. The Fraser Valley group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in Surrey. Info: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Sharon, 604-733-2873 ext. 30. Canadian Cancer Society Langley Living with Cancer Group meets 1st Tuesday of the month. Info: 604-533-1258, or email pworrall@bc.cancer.ca. Parents of Children with Cancer support group meets 3rd Tuesday of the month. Child need not be in active treatment. 7-9pm. Info: 604-533-1525.

Caregiver Support Group Meets 1:15pm Thursdays, Langley Seniors Resource Centre. A new group meets 10:15am Saturdays. Info: 604530-3020 local 310. Child caregiving support Langley Community Services offers free information and a support group for caregivers of the children of family or friends. Info: Jill Craven, 604533-7920 ext 1312 or jcraven@ lcss.ca. Depression/Stress Recovery Program Info: Betty (evening) 604-8827493 or Eileen (days) 604-8565830. Early Psychosis Intervention Program The Fraser Health Authority program offers a support group for family and friends on the last Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm in the Peace Arch Elder Health Building conference room. Registration and info: 604-538-4278. Hominum The Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi- or questioning men. The next meeting is Nov. 25. Info: Don, 604-329-9760, or Art, 604-4629813.

Other Blood donor clinics Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book. Nov. 22: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave. Life and career program Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers a tuition-free program for women about career, work and lifestyle, February to May 2012. A free information session is Nov. 24, 10:30am in room 2075. RSVP: Mary Ann Becher, 604-599-3443 or maryann.becher@kwantlen. ca.

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sales, crafts jewelry and a Christmas lunch for $7 (adults) or $3.50 (children). • Shopping night: Chapters Langley is donating 15 per cent of all purchases made 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 30 to the Walnut Grove Secondary library. • Breakfast with Santa: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72nd Ave., is hosting Dec. 3 from 8:30-11 a.m. $5 for children ($3 for those under five) for a hearty breakfast. Pictures with Santa are $5. Proceeds to the church youth group. • The Spirit of the Season: Langley Gardens Retirement Community invites everyone to a celebration Dec. 3 from 1-3 p.m. at 8888 202 St. Enjoy free photos with Santa, kids activities, holiday goodies, and a special reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Donations accepted for the Langley Christmas Bureau (money, gift cards, or new unwrapped items for a child from birth to age 18). Info: Mia, 604-881-8101. • Christmas open house and art show: Artists Vivian Harder, Robin Bandenieks and Tas Antonopoulos have teamed up for this event at Thunderfoot Studios, 24928 16th Ave. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 4. • Indoor Winter Market: The Langley Community Farmers Market Society event is Dec. 10 at Milner Gardens, 6690 216 St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: info@ langleycommunityfarmersmarket.com. Listings are free but at the discretion of the editor. To be considered for publication in the Langley Advance, items must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the publication date. Christmas fairs appears in print editions through the holidays and at www.langleyadvance.com. Submit to hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com or through the website.

• Annual Christmas Fair: Kwantlen First Nation’s annual fair is Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 at 23690 Gabriel Lane in Fort Langley. Find unique gift ideas, including cedar baskets, clothing, jewellery, art cards and more. They run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and table rentals are available for $20. Contact Angie at 604-888-2488 ext. 257. • Christmas Carnival: On Nov. 26, head to Southgate Christian Fellowship, 5501 204th St. for family fun (bouncy castles, face painting, carnival games, cotton candy, cookie decorating, prizes, cupcake walk and more). Admission by donation. Game tickets are $1 each or 20 for $15. All money raised goes to A Home for Every Child, an adoption support group. Info: www.ahomeforeverychildbc.ca. • Christmas Gift Idea Event: From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, Penny Pinchers Thrift Shop is hosting an event at 20211 56th Ave. All thrift shop proceeds go to Langley Memorial Hospital. • Holiday Craft Fair: The third annual fair features vendors, a concession, Abbotsford Heat vs. the Chicago Wolves tickets, and a book fair. It’s at Parkside Elementary, 3300 270th St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 26. Admission is a non-perishable donation to the food bank. • Christmas lunch and sale: St. Andrew’s United Church, 9025 Glover Rd., invites everyone to a gathering Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy Christmas cookie


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Shoulder strength Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) member Robyn Nakano, 12, hustled down the home stretch of the 100-metre fly event during LOSC’s Short Course Invitational Meet. The competition was held Saturday and Sunday at the Walnut Grove Community Centre’s pool. The event attracted approximately 400 swimmers from clubs around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

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Interior opponents felled by Rivermen The Langley Rivermen defended home ice by defeating two struggling teams over the weekend. by Troy Landreville and Brandon Astle

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The Langley Rivermen are on a mini roll and playing their best hockey of the season. Home ice wins over the Westside Warriors and Vernon Vipers have improved the Rivermen’s record to 8-13. While they continue to occupy the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal Conference cellar, the Rivermen are within arm’s reach of the seventh-place Alberni Valley Bulldogs, who are three points clear of Langley’s junior A squad. The Rivermen took advantage

of a pair of struggling teams. Langley handed the Warriors their eighth loss in a row on Friday, while Saturday’s loss to the Rivermen was the defending BCHL champion Vipers’ third consecutive mark in the loss column. “We recognized the teams coming in and what they were facing,” Rivermen head coach Steve O’Rourke said.“Westside was a desperate team, having to travel and having lost seven in a row, and we played very solid against them.” The Vipers were playing their third road game in three nights, after losing one-goal games to

Chilliwack Thursday and Surrey weekend with a 5-2 victory over Friday. the Vipers at the Langley Events “We played with a lot of Centre. urgency and desperation and Similar to the ’Men’s game the guys played well,” O’Rourke Friday against Westside, things said, regarding the win over the did not start well for Langley as Vipers. “I just liked the game in Vipers forward Aaron Hadley general. It was a scored on the fast-paced game power play at the “We played with a and we were able 2:45 mark of the lot of urgency and to go toe-to-toe first period. with them, and The Rivermen desperation and the we had the better responded with guys played well.” of the play, to tell a powerplay goal Steve O’Rourke you the truth. We of their own from played very solid Darnell Dyck who at both ends of swept in a loose the rink and we capitalized on puck on a rebound for his fifth our chances and on our powergoal of the season. play.” In the second period the Vipers Rivermen 5, Vernon Vipers 2 opened the scoring yet again as On municipal election night, Ryan Renz blasted home a slapthe Rivermen capped off their shot underneath the blocker of

Rivermen goaltender Jim Kruger to give the Vipers a 2-1 lead. In the late stages of the second frame, Dyck scored his second powerplay tally of the night to once more knot the game up at 2-2 after 40 minutes of play. The Rivermen saved their best period for last as they exploded for three goals from Mike Tebbutt, Patrick Martens, and Thomas Nitsche to win in convincing fashion. Kruger picked up his fifth win of the season, facing 39 shots, while rookie Vipers goaltender Danny Todosychuk was charged with the loss. Dyck and Tebbutt continued to put up points, with their second three-point outing in as many nights. continued on page A29…

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The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team stayed unbeaten in Canada West play as they completed a weekend sweep of Regina with a four-set win on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Set scores were 25-10, 19-25, 25-16, and 25-15. It was an emotional night. Thirty minutes prior to the game, the Spartans raised their 2011 national championship banner. After a dominating 15-point win by the Spartans in the first set, the Cougars responded by taking the second frame by a tidy six points, before Trinity Western went back to work in the final two sets winning by nine points and 10 points in the third and fourth sets, respectively. The Spartans, who had 11 players with at least one kill, were led by Brad Kufske, who had a career-high 17 kills, including 10 in the fourth set alone, Nick Del Bianco, who had 10 kills, and Lucas Van Berkel, who had eight kills and seven blocks. Regina was led by Andrew Nelson, who had six kills, and Jamie Wilkins, who had five kills and one block. With the win, the Spartans improved to 6-0 on the season while the loss drops Regina to 3-5. “The first set was awesome as our block defence slowed a bunch of balls down and I thought our transition and tempo was really good,” said Spartans coach Ben Josephson. “Lucas [Van Berkel] and Steven [Marshall] did a great job of stabil-

izing.” Josephson added, “In the second set, they got a really good serving run from [Andre Borgeaud]. He was just chewing on the ball and making some tough serves. We made a few more errors and we were a little bit sloppy on some of our high ball execution, which didn’t allow us to get on our runs. Overall I’m pleased with the weekend.” ••• Playing in its first game at the LEC since winning the national championship last March, the Spartans swept Regina in three sets Friday night in their home-opener. Set scores were 25-16, 25-10, and 25-23. TWU proved to be the better side from the opening serve to the final kill, out-hitting the Cougars .345 to .126 with 10 service aces, while Regina had none. Trinity Western, who had eight players with at least three kills, was led by Marc Howatson, who had seven kills and five digs, and Lucas Van Berkel, who had six kills and five blocks. With the win, Trinity Western improves to 5-0 while Regina drops to 3-4. “It was a great crowd tonight and that really fired us up,” Josephson said. “We knew we were going to be really amped to play but I was really pleased that the guys weren’t over activated. They did their jobs and we did the stuff that we worked on this week. Playing in front of a boisterous crowd of 520, Trinity Western had six different players notch kills, led by Howatson, who had three in the set. The Spartans also had five team blocks to Regina’s one. The Spartans are back in action this weekend when they host UBC Okanagan at the LEC.


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Rivermen play three times this weekend …continued from page A27 Rivermen 6, Westside Warriors 3 Things could not have gone worse for the Rivermen in the first minute of their game against Westside Friday at the LEC. Just 18 seconds after the opening puck drop, Rivermen netminder James Barr went to play the puck at the side of his goal, caught an edge, and went crashing to the ice, allowing Warriors’ forward Travis Blaniel to put the puck in the empty net for the first goal of the game. Twenty-eight seconds later, Westside’s Alex Krause scored a goal off the rush on a nice passing play to make it 2-0, as the

Rivermen found themselves in a deep hole just 46 seconds into the first period. Just when you thought it was going to be a long game for the Rivermen, the home side responded with back-to-back goals from Tebbutt and Chris Tracy to tie the game at 2-2. The start of the second period was a much different one for the Rivermen as Tebbutt and Tracy struck again, scoring a minute apart to put the home team ahead 4-2. Mario Puskarich gave the Rivermen a three-goal cushion with his team’s leading 12th of the season, when he scored at the four minute mark on a rebound from a Dyck shot.

Izaak Berglund of the Warriors scored later on in the second frame to cut the Rivermen’s lead to two goals, but that was as close as the visitors from the Kelowna area would come. In the third period, Derek Sutliffe iced the game to seal a 6-3 victory on home ice, handing the Warriors their eighth straight loss. Tebbutt, Dyck, and Tracy picked up three points apiece for the Rivermen while Barr recorded his third win of the season.

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recently added 20-year-old defensemen Richard Coyne to their roster. Coyne comes from the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League. In 2009/10 he split time with the Sioux Falls Stampede and Chicago Steel, playing 43 games between those them. The 6’2” 190 pound blueliner is expected to add depth to the Rivermen’s defence, according to the team’s defensive coach Bobby Henderson. “He is a big, steady defensemen that can skate very well,” Henderson said.

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Rivermen went three-forfour with the man advantage over the weekend and also got strong goaltending from Barr and Kruger, who rotated starts. Next up for the ’Men is a date in Coquitlam with the Express Friday night, and then home for two in a row. The Rivermen and Express play the second game of their home-andhome series Saturday at the LEC, with an opening puck drop of 7 p.m. Then, Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m., the Powell River Kings visit the LEC to take on the Rivermen.

Junior B hockey

Sockeyes feast on Kodiaks

The showdown between two of the elite teams in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League didn’t live up to expectations. The Richmond Sockeyes trounced the visiting Aldergrove Kodiaks 6-1 Thursday at Richmond Arena. The game was a clash of the two PIJHL conference leaders. The Kodiaks, who were looking to extend their unbeaten streak to 10

games, fell behind 3-0 in the first period, and were out-scored 3-1 in the third frame. The local junior Bs will try to get back onto the winning track on Wednesday, when they host the Abbotsford Pilots at Aldergrove Arena. Opening faceoff is 7:15 p.m. At 12-5-0-1, the Kodiaks are a point up on the 12-6 Pilots in the race for first place in the PIJHL’s Harold Brittain Conference.

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The tournament starts to this competition,” said Dec. 29 and spills over to Team Pacific head coach Jan. 4, 2012. Michael Dyck. “We feel Burroughs is the lone we have the right pieces in Langley representative and place to compete against one of 11 players from the top teams in Windsor B.C. on the team. In 17 next month.” games with the Pats this “Now that the team is season, Burroughs has a solidified, we can focus goal and two assists to go on bringing this group along with together and 20 penalty preparing “Now that the minutes. He them to comis on the pete at a very team is solidified, positive high level,” we can focus on side of the added Dyck. bringing this group “Preparation plus/minus ledger, at is key for a together and plus two. short-term preparing them to The roscompetiter was tion like this compete at a very announced and we look high level.” last week forward to Michael Dyck by Hockey beginning the Alberta and process with BC Hockey. the 22 players.” Team Pacific is comThe 2011 World Underprised of 11 players from 17 Hockey Challenge will BC and 11 players from bring together the top Alberta. players in the world born Each province held a in 1995 or later. The tourprovincial camp over the nament is made up of 10 summer to identify a set teams; five from Canada number of players. – Quebec, Ontario, Pacific These players were (Alberta, British Columbia, evaluated during the first Northwest Territories, part of the club team seaYukon), Atlantic (New son by a selected group of Brunswick, Newfoundland high performance evaluand Labrador, Nova ators. Scotia, Prince Edward “We’re very excited Island) and West about the talented group (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, of athletes we’re bringing Nunavut), and five

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Trades/Technical

AGI ENVIROTANK in Biggar, Sk. requires experienced welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30/hr DOE. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Forward resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263. AGI-ENVIROTANK IN Biggar, Sk. requires a general mechanic with 5 years experience. Wage DOE and relocation required. Company offers a benefit package. Forward resume to info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263

ELECTRICAL Engineer (NOC 2133) Reporting to the President, the Electrical Engineer takes responsibility for the asset management and reliability of an E-Waste recycling facility under the capital cost budget. Bachelors electrical engineering degree with eligibility to register 10 years' related experience in an industrial setting Compensation: $85,000 per Year, Email to resume@aquilinire newablenergyltd.com Resumes must be received by Tuesday, November 29, 2011

EDUCATION

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Funeral Services

Henderson’s Langley Funeral Home No one wants to think about their death any sooner than they must, but making your arrangements in advance, called “preplanning,” is a responsible, caring act that can reduce stress for your grieving loved ones. It’s easy to understand how making decisions now about your final arrangements can help assure those left behind that your wishes are being honoured.

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Trades/Technical

R4 (LANGLEY) seeking F/T Carpenters. Sev. yrs of exp using Ischebeck Suspended Slab Forming system and H2O Gang Panel a must. $33/hr. E-res: charlie@rfour.ca WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. - $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office, joe@autotanks.ca or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax; cindy@autotanks.ca. FORKLIFT/HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC In Langley & POCO area with pref 2-3 yrs exp in 5,000 to 30,000 lbs machine. Wanted for Mobile repairs. Must have clean driving record. Send resume to mormec@shaw.ca

Mechanic Helper

TSD Holding Inc. a well established trucking company located at 7453 – 124th Street, Surrey, B.C. requires full-time Mechanic Helpers. Main duties include: Assist Mechanics in repair of trucks and trailers, move tool and equipments, clean work area and equipments. Secondary school with 1 year experience is required. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi an asset. Salary $20.50/hr.

Fax resume to 604-507-7776

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing 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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Boarding

HORSE self board 2 acre pasture, secure fencing, barn with 2 stalls complete w/water electricity. Storage for hay/tack. $50 per horse per mth. Agassiz area. Avail now. Gord 604-796-9623

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Fairs/Bazaars

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Dogs

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Antiques

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Pen Delfin

Collection of 196 different Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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IF YOU like the Bernese but not the up keep these pups are for you. Call for more info on these Entlebuchers. Ph 604-795-7662

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. Born Sept 20, Ready Now. Call 604 595-5840. $750. Visit our website for full details: redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com

LABRADOODLE PUPS, black & chocolate, 1st shots, dewormed, $750, Abbts. 1-604-751-4048 PIT BULL pups (Razor Edge) dewormed, 1st shots, view parents $400. Ph 604-845-6444

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Horses

1994 SOUTHLANDS grey horse trailer 5th wheel. Living quarters up front, saddle racks in back. Great place to stay on a over night trail ride. Ph 604-858-9568

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Livestock/ Poultry

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Daycare Centres

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PUG Puppies Fawn, 8 wks. avail. Dec 3. vet checked, dewormed, 1st. shots. $750 Call: (604) 888-5679 email: pchoj@shaw.ca PB English Springer Spaniel Puppies 16 weeks old We have four male, black and white Springer Spaniel puppies $750 Call: (604) 505-1620 email: c.j.f@telus.net

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LEGALS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Wayne Donald Willerton also known as Donald Wayne Willerton Deceased, formerly of Brookside Lodge 19550 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Wayne Donald Willerton also known as Donald Wayne Willerton, who died on May 10, 2011, at Langley, British Columbia are required to send such claims to the under-signed Executor at 15657 - 80th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V4N 0V1, on or before December 31, 2011, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Eugene Dwaine Willerton, Executor.

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Vancouver East Side

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Kim Louise Von Hopffgarten Deceased, formerly of 21274 - 16th Avenue, Langley, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Kim Louise Von Hopffgarten, who died on May 24, 2011, at Langley, British Columbia, are required to send such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1B8, on or before December 31, 2011, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Mr. Warren Beardsley, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Solicitors.

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Whereas, Fabian Sanchez is indebted to Clover Towing Ltd. for storage and tow on Sept 16th, 2011 on a 2005 Ford Ranger Vin# 1FTYR44U15PA16459. There is presently an amount due and owing $1,573.92 plus any additional costs of storage seizure and sale. For more information: Clover Towing Ltd. 20291 - 102 Avenue, Langley

Apt/Condos

Langley City 1 BR apt, $730, incl heat & h/w, clean, quiet, drug free bldg, n/p, ref's, 604 530-6384 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

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OPEN HOUSE 3631 Yale St, Vancouver BC Starter home or building lot. Amazing view of the NShore Mtns 2,070sqft home, 50x121.79sqft lot! 2bdrms & 1bath, bsmt ceiling 8+ft. Open Sat. Nov. 12, 2:30−4:30pm, Sun. Nov. 13, 2−4pm & Wed. Nov. 16, 10am−12noon. $769,000 Call: (604) 868−9812 or email: judiwhyte@telus.net. Prudential Sussex Realty

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Mobile Homes

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 WEST ABBOTSFORD pad for new SRI 14 wide. Large 5,000 sq ft lot. Pet ok. 604-830-1960

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Apt/Condos

TOWN & COUNTRY Apartments 5555 208th Street, Langley. Quiet Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat, hot water & parking stall. No Pets. Call for specials 604-530-1912.

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

LANGLEY CITY

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

LANGLEY CITY APTS ON 201A FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry, parking. BACHELOR 1 & 2 BDRMS. No Pets! SENIOR & ADULT ORIENTED. Rainbow & Majorca Call Betsy 604-533-6945 Villa & Stardust Call Michael - 604-533-7578 CALL FOR SPECIALS

DELTITA GARDENS

8507 120th St, N. Delta 1 BR from $625. 2 BR from $725. 3 BR from $825. Incls heat, hot water & cable. Some suites with mtn views. For more info or to view CALL 604 594-5211

ARBOUR GREENE

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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Shared Accommodation

6595-30

Langley/ Aldergrove

AVAIL IMMED. Langley room for rent, 80th & 200 area. 604-842-5088 for information.

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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR Cloverdale, over 1200sf, 5 appls WD private entry, $1200+ 40%utils, NS, NP, 604-946-3038

ALDERGROVE 2 BR ste, W/D, $850 incls utls, w/net, cable. NS/ NP. Avail Dec 1. 778-552-6166 BROOKSWOOD 1 BR g/l, Avail Now, $700 incls utils, cbl, net & w/d, n/s, n/p, Refs. 604-530-9250

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

BROOKSWOOD. Large 1200sf grnd lev, 3 BR, fridge, stove, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, gas fireplace, large fenced back yard. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533 BROOKSWOOD; UPPER 3 BR, 3 bath, new kitch, W/D, gas f/p, balcony, carport. $1350 + 2/3 utls. NS/NP. Av Dec 1. 604-612-1782

CLAYTON VILLAGE, 2 BR, bsmt, w/d, 1200sf, Jan 1. $1050 incl util sat tv. ns/np 778 574-3401 CLOVERDALE 1BR coachhouse $800 inc utils; 2 BR bsmt ste $950 incls utils; 3 BR main flr, $1600 + 2/3 utils. Incls w/d. Av now. 604-575-1980, 778-835-2984

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

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

CEDAR COURT & CEDAR LODGE

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.

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

Call 604-536-8499 www.cycloneholdings.ca

SUSSEX PLACE APTS

MOVE IN BONUS!

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

Call 604-530-0932

www.cycloneholdings.ca

ONE and Two Bdrm Suites Great location, on bus route - lg units. lots of storage - starting at 825/mth. 3 full size appl. Ask about fall promos. www.langleyapartments.com or Call George at 604-533-9866 for appt.

6540

Houses - Rent

CLOVERDALE 192/80. On acerage, 3 BR, 3 bath, all appls. Comm/RV prkg, Avail Dec 1. $2550 incls utls, cabl, net. N/S. Outdoor Pet negot. 778-298-3192

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261

LANG/CLOVERDALE BORDER Clean 3 BR home, 2.5 levels, 6 appl, 2 bath, $1200 + utils, avail immed. N/S, N/P. 604 861-3137

Linwood Place Apartments

LANGLEY. 224 St/16 Ave. 3 BR hse, $1100, no dogs, 2 prkg. Or 6 BR, 6 prkg, $2100. 604-780-4922

Downtown LANGLEY

CLOVERDALE 2 BR bsmt $725 + 1/3utils. 3 BR up $1250 + 2/3 utils. Dec 1. ns/np. 604 576-2489 CLOVERDALE, 64/173 1BR ste, incl cbl/hyd, Ns, Np. $600. Dec 1. 604-785-1410 or 604-575-9002 LANGLEY 8095 211 St brand new 2 BR ste, all new appls, incls laundry/cable/ hydro. N/s, n/p. Av now. $1,100. 778-896-4065 LANGLEY E 1 BR ste in quiet home incls w/d, f/s, f/p & utils, priv patio. Suits 1. N/S, 1 cat okay. $800. Av now. 604-539-2348 WALNUT GROVE 2 BR bsmt, 5 appls, full bath, Dec 15. n/s, n/p, $850 + 40% utils. 604-613-0605 WHITE ROCK. Newly Reno’d, 1 block to the ocean! Beautiful & quiet! 3 BR, grnd flr of house. D/w, priv w/d. $1400 incls utils/net/cbl. immed. N/s, N/p. 604-531-4119

Willoughby Heights New 1100sf 2 BR bsmt ste, Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Now 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533

2 BDRM BSMT 148 & 59A Ave $700−Utilities Included, Internet and TV cable TEL: 778−881−3708

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!

Central Langley,

RENTED

6508

20460 Douglas Crescent

Brand New 4 Storey Building Move in for Christmas

SPAC 4 BR, 3½ bath, laundry rm, $1850 + utils, 159 & 98 Ave, Sry. N/s, N/p, Dec 1. 604-724-3423

Willoughby Heights NEW Upper 2 flrs, 2400sf, 4 BR + Den & Office, 4 full bath, fridge, stove, dishwasher, garborator, washer/ dryer, fireplace, garage. Av now. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533

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

602-988 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.

604-592-5663

4BDRM/1BTH 21779 18th Ave, Langley Recently renovated country home on a quiet street. Pets OK $1,800 Monthly Call: (604) 351-7169 email: ryandahl@gmail.com

7010

Personals

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7015

Escort Services

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8055

Cleaning

TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671

8075

Drywall

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

8080

Electrical

8160

Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates

IMPACT

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Electrical Contractor 20 yrs exp. Residential/Com Specialist. Bonded & Lic # 101783 No Job to small !

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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8125

Gutters

8130

Handyperson

Dependable Home & Yard Repair & Maintenance. No job too small Free estimates. ★ 604-533-5256

BOOKING

Christmas We do Flooring & For: PRIMO PAINTWORKS Special Interior Finishing

Rep: LBampton Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Ad#: 1339824 Insured /WCB 604-723-8434

★ AllwaysPAINTING Painting ★ TONY’S (Repaint Specialist) Let us refresh your Home/Condo/Apt We have been in business 25 yrs. doing walls/ceilings/trims in 1000’s of homes BBB Accredited Business www.tonyspainting.ca

329-3802 or 850-0996 Paving/Seal Coating

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220 8180

Plumbing

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

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604-465-1311

Moving & Storage

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

ADVANCE CLASSIFIEDS 604-444-3000

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com RENO’S, ADDITIONS, General Contracting. Call Pat @ White Avenue Homes, 604-968-7335 www.whiteavenuehomes.ca

8250

$38/HR

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

ANVIL Plumbing & Heating Service and Renovations Call Jim • 604-657-9700

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

D.L. RENOVATIONS Home Improvement Specialist

Quality work Affordable Pricing

David 604-626-7351 35 years experience

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9125

Collectibles & Classics

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Scrap Car Removal

9145

#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

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Sports & Imports

9160

2000 ACURA EL 4 door, silver, 5 speed, recent work: timing belt, tune-up, brakes, tires. 246k. $3000. 604-888-6042 2003 VOLVO V40, stn wgn, auto, fully loaded, blue, 155k, new snow tires. $6000. 604-538-9257

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RV’s/Trailers

Gerry

604 612-7182 1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE purple, 5 speed, 4 cyl, 180K, whole car great cond $1400. 604-818-7315 2003 Pontiac Grand Am clean inside and out excellent run cond air cared new hankooks tire $800 funfit55@gmail.com sell$2750 cant insure 2 cars 604.728 8867

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Painting/ Wallpaper

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8205

604-613-2466

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