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LFB administrator George Vandergugten said staff and volunteers are going full out, every day, to keep up with the demand. “Food donations are very good and always have been here at the LFB,” Vandergugten said. “What by Troy Landreville we need most is cash donations tlandreville@langleyadvance.com to pay our operating costs each Thinking about giving a belated month.” Christmas present to the comThese costs include rent, utilmunity’s needy? ities, trucking expenses, wages, Consider donating some funds and insurance costs, as well as to the Langley Food Bank (LFB). building and equipment repairs. The local food bank is now proJust in the past few months, viding 600 families with grocery LFB paid $2,500 for forklift hampers every week – a 100 per repairs, and $2,000 for refrigeracent increase over three years tion service. ago. “Without funds to pay overhead costs, we could not operate,” Vandergugten said. “A lot of people don’t think about that.” It’s been a very good couple of months in terms of non-perishible food donations at LFB. The local food bank’s warehouse is full. “The need is greater than ever but the community’s response has been tremendous,” Vandergugten said. “It always has been in Langley, this year more Troy Landreville/Langley Advance than before. Awareness The Langley Food Bank is supported by dedicated is greater – that’s the volunteers including Lilly Russell. biggest reason.”

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Volunteers Irene Van Spronsen and Howard Scott sorted non-perishable food items at the Langley Food Bank. Inset left – The community continues to deliver, helping to keep food flowing at the local food bank. First opened in September 1989, LFB has many volunteers who help in a variety of tasks including distribution, cleaning, food packaging, paperwork, and sorting. To register as a food bank client, you must be a resident of Langley and make an appointment for an intake interview. At the interview, you must provide documentation of your residency

in Langley, all the members of the household, as well as all household income and expenses. The LFB, at 5768 203rd St., is open for distribution from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. LFB information can be found on the internet at www.langleyfoodbank.com. Click on the Langley Food Bank icon. Call the LFB at 604-533-0891.


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On Thursday, a group from Langley led by Jackie Maclean will be handing out food to residents of one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. by Troy Landreville

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Armed with sandwiches and compassion, Langley resident Jackie Maclean and a collection of local volunteers plan to plant themselves smack dab in the middle of B.C.’s “Ground Zero” for poverty later this week. This Thursday, Dec. 29, Maclean and others are taking lunch bags prepared in Langley to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Over the past months, volunteers have distributed close to 1,900 sandwiches and 800 bottles of water to folks living in one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. Except for donations she’s received so far, Maclean has absorbed the costs of the bread, sandwich meat, condiments, fruit, and water out of her own pocket. Maclean is driven by the fact she knows what it’s like to do without. Before immigrating to Canada, she lived in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), in an area she described as “The Bronx of India.” Maclean and her three siblings were provided basics like food and school, and not much else. “I envied the other students who wore long, lacy socks for school,” she recalled. Maclean said she “was very sharp and quick and would often steal food from my siblings’ dinner plate.” The home the family lived in housed six people and took up about 300 square feet – that included the living room, bedroom, and study area, all rolled into one. “I was somewhat of an athlete many, many moons ago and would run the 50 and 100 metre sprints in my bare feet,” Maclean recalled. “I was one tough cookie! I had to be. I guess that’s one reason I am not afraid to go to East Hastings [Street] on my own.”

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Jackie Maclean held up her laptop, showing a picture of a Downtown Eastside resident. Her father battled alcoholism the Main and East Hastings area. and her younger brother died an They include John Beck and alcoholic at age 38, so Maclean Trevor Marples from her White has seen, first hand, the demon Rock Toastmasters club, Bev called substance dependency, Genge, Marilyn Moseley, Dianne something many Downtown Hoy, David and Jas Hothi, and Eastside residents deal with, her neighbours Barb Hales and every day. Lisa Redknap. “That is why I am passionate “I was also fortunate to have about helping people overcome Laura Denobriga who brought addictions,” she said. her young children, Marcus [10 Maclean runs her hypnotheryears old] and Angelina-lyn [five apy business, The Power Within, years old], to help,” Maclean out of her home added. after she sold The experience “Many of them ask, her printing is enriching for shop in down‘You came all the way all involved, said town Langley. Maclean, who from Langley?’ and Her occupashared this story: say ‘Thank you for tion as a clinical “David and Jas hypnotherapist, Hothi helped, not doing this.’” helping people only with money Jackie Maclean overcome addicbut helped make tions, gives sandwiches, and Maclean a more empathetic trucked the sandwiches and viewpoint on the people residing water all the way to downtown on the Downtown Eastside. East Hastings,” she recalled. “On “I’d like to [bring sandwiches] the way home, during a quick once a week but for now, I’m stop for a hot coffee because it doing it once a month and I was pouring cats and dogs, Jas find myself loving every minute said to me several times, ‘Thank of it,” Maclean added. “It’s an you, Jackie, for giving me the opportunity everyone should opportunity to witness this, and experience, to go down there the opportunity to share.’” and see what it’s really like.” Maclean is currently looking There are many who have for additional donors and volunhelped Maclean in past visits to teers to help:

• prepare lunch (sandwiches); and • purchase supplies of water, bread, meats (turkey, salami, or ham), mayonnaise, juice boxes, granola bars, apples, oranges, bananas, and plastic ziplock bags. Maclean said making the sandwiches is a lot of fun, and handing the lunch bags out to the residents is equally satisfying. “The people down there are very grateful,” she said. “Many of them ask, ‘You came all the way from Langley?’ and say ‘Thank you for doing this.’ I feel nobody is different – they only look different.” Maclean said her encouragement to others “is to give themselves the gift and witness for themselves how fortunate we truly are to have a roof over our heads, and a warm, comforting bed.” If you would like to volunteer your time this Thursday to make sandwiches from 9 a.m. to noon, and then distribute them, email Maclean at info@thepowerwithin.ca. If you wish to donate to the cause by cash or cheque, you can do so via paypal at the project’s website, www. HomelessOnHastings.com.

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Smart meters face opposition from Langley group A Langley-based group is trying to halt the Smart Meter program. by Matthew Claxton

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A Langley woman is pleased to see the BC Hydro Smart Meter system challenged, on claims that it oversteps the bounds of government legislation. The Citizens for Safe Technology are launching a challenge with the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) claiming that the program is not necessary under the Clean Energy Act (CEA). Una St. Clair is a Brookswood woman and

the founder of the group. She’s opposed both the Smart Meter program and the installation of wi-fi in her child’s school in 2009, on grounds that electrical fields can allegedly damage human health. She has gathered 20,000 signatures on petitions against the metering program, and has called on local municipalities to stand up against the program as well. “We now have 28 municipalities that have voted for that,” St. Clair said. Smart meters have proved controversial on a number of fronts. Evidence for health effects of wireless technology is limited, but opponents also have complaints

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$1.6 billion in avoided costs over the next 20 years. The savings are due to better knowledge about the amount of electricity used. Currently, Hydro overproduces power to meet demand.

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Firefighters snared in seasonal traffic Shoppers hunting for last minute presents are an occasional obstacle.

assistant chief Rob Clausen. Drivers can’t easily get out of the way of emergency vehicles, as they often have nowhere to pull over. That leads to firefighters and ambulances sometimes driving by Matthew Claxton down the oncoming lanes to mclaxton@langleyadvance.com make up time, something that Busy streets, frazzled shopis more dangerous, and which pers, and bad driving condithey prefer not to do, Clausen tions lead to more than a few said. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance crashes during the holidays. Fortunately, neither Langley Heavy holiday traffic becomes a headache for emergency Yet emergencies around City nor Township firefighters crews trying to respond to calls, such as a minor multibusy malls can be harder to have had any major fires or vehicle crash in Willowbrook Friday. get to for Langley’s emergency very serious accidents to deal responders. with in the last few days leadto be seriously hurt, but it took a On Friday, Dec. 23, police, ing up to the holidays. while for emergency vehicles to get BC Ambulance paramedics, and The Willowbrook area has grown through the clogged streets. Township firefighters responded into one of the largest regional “The holiday traffic, especially to a three-car fender bender at the shopping districts in the Lower with all the holiday shoppers in the corner of 203rd Street and 64th Mainland, with plazas of big box Willowbrook core, can be a major Avenue. retailers near the Willowbrook challenge for us,” said Township Fortunately no one appeared Shopping Centre itself.

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The spirit of giving

Small items show students have big hearts

An elementary school rounds up basic care items that will be given to local homeless teens.

Gordon Greenwood students David Mighey and Matthew Lachay (left), both in Grade 3, worked together to lug a filled backpack to a school assembly where donations were given to Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services. Matthew Szeman and Thianna Rogers (upper right) also helped gather up the donations. Lauren Kimoti and Alesdair Coyle (below) were some of the older students who oversaw the project. (Below left) It took a large contingent of students to transport the filled backpacks and boxes of extra sundries to the assembly. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance

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They are things most people lying around the house and can take for granted – toques, mitts, tissues, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, granola bars and fruit snacks. But for someone without a home, they are welcome comforts and in some cases, can help prevent serious illness. Kids who are on the streets and are homeless have higher rates of illness, explained Loren Roberts, the program supervisor for Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services’ youth homelessness initiative. That’s why the sundries gathered up by everyone at Gordon Greenwood Elementary will be important for helping the community’s homeless and at-risk teens. Roberts explained that a container of hand sanitizer can help, for example, reduce the spread of colds and flu, which can be much more serious for someone living on the streets. The project to help teens on the streets may have started with the social responsibility component of the Career and Personal Planning Course for the older studetns but it took on a life of its own with the whole school coming together. With the support of business donations, the school filled nine backpacks with basic care products as well as some warm gear such as waterproof hoodies. Once the packs were filled, the students and staff just kept right on contributing so there are several boxes as well. The packs and sundries will be given out by youth outreach workers with Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services, which provides coverage for all of the Langleys. Grade 6 student Alasdair Coyle said working on the project helped him understand the value of having a loving home where he can get the items he needs. “I just couldn’t imagine,” he commented when asked what he thought live would be like if he didn’t have a

family and home. Lauren Kimoti, in Grade 7, liked that this all came together during the Christmas season. “We have so much and they don’t,” she said about what motivated her to want to help. After the older students gave a presentation to the Fullerton Foundation, it donated $1,000 to the cause. Local authors donated books, and teacher Lydia

Gennai donated money she made performing music at an event. In addition to the goods, the school donated $500. “Sometimes that’s the beginning of a relationship,” explained youth outreach worker Susi Schecker. And that relationship is necessary for the street workers to help troubled youth find the services that can change their lives.

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Paper angels have helped make Christmas merry for needy seniors and children in Langley. Through Envision Financial’s Angel Tree program, more than 600 gifts were donated to children and seniors in need across the Lower Mainland. The program, launched in partnership with JoyTV and the Langley Advance, saw 15 Envision branches display a decorated Christmas tree with angels that represented a child or senior in the local community. Members of community were invited to take an angel from the Loree Gray (left), Envision Financial’s vice-president, retail banking, and Barry Christiansen, assistant tree and return it with a new and unwrapped gift. vice-president of human resources, rang bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The response was tremendous as hundreds of gifts were collected and working hours during the holiday local charity organization relies on distributed to 11 charities across season to ensure the less fortunate the community to supply food and Metro Vancouver. in the community are taken care of. gifts to its client families. Envision Willoughby assistant “At Envision, we recognize that “This year we will register over branch manager Lisa Schmitke said making a positive difference in the 800 families which translates the local community is about more than proto 2,000 credit union’s viding financial support,” said retail children,” gift-giving banking vice-president Loree Gray. McGregor program was “We believe in supporting the wellsaid. very successbeing of our community by investing “Our goal ful. time and funds to achieve positive is to make “We had social change. We are proud to offer sure that all lots of presour support for this worthy cause.” of those kids ents that we Envision employees raised funds at have food on were able the Signature Liquor Store located at tables and to donate 6435 201st St., Langley, Dec. 19-23. gifts under through the Donations can also be made at the their trees,” Angel Tree,” Salvation Army website www.salvaadded Langley she said. tionarmy.ca. Christmas Langley Advance files Schmitke Along with the Red Kettle Bureau coLisa Schmitke assistant branch manager with said a good Campaign, Envision provides addichair, Leigh Willoughby Envision Financial, said the local credit portion of the tional support to the Salvation Army Castron. union’s Angel Tree program was a big success. angels were through its financial literacy training “Support taken from workshops and in 2011 as the title from Envision the tree by the public and staff mem- Financial’s Angel Tree program will sponsor of the annual golf tournabers at the Willoughby branch. ment, the Tournament of Hope, ensure we reach our goal.” This was the first year the Angel which raises funds for the Gateway Tree was set up at the Willoughby of Hope. branch, and it more than likely The Red Kettle Campaign began in Envision Financial employees also won’t be the last. San Francisco in 1891, with the projoined the Salvation Army’s Red “I think it was very successful and ceeds providing Christmas dinner for Kettle Campaign to help raise funds something the Willoughby branch the local poor. for Langley’s homeless shelter, the would think about hosting again,” Currently, funds collected through Gateway of Hope. Schmitke said. the Red Kettles in Langley support This marked the fourth year Jim McGregor, co-chair of the the programs and services provided Envision has taken part in the camLangley Christmas Bureau, said the by the Gateway of Hope. paign, with employees donating

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Poor excuses purely stupid The list of top excuses drunk drivers give to police at CounterAttack road checks may be laughable, but nobody with any sense is actually laughing. To the majority of drivers who are serious about getting home, alive and safe, during the holiday season (and the rest of the year) the excuses underscore a level of stupidity that resides nowhere near funny. Attitudes about impaired driving have improved significantly, according to ICBC, but excuses from impaired drivers about why they chose to get behind the wheel while impaired – despite the many alternatives available to get home safely – indicate that some people still don’t get it. Does anyone really believe that a police officer could be foolish enough to buy an excuse like, “I’m driving my drunk friends home… I’ve had less than all of them?” Could it really be honest stupidity, or just a reflection of impaired brain function under the influence of alcohol? How much intelligence does it take to realize that, if you’re too drunk to drive, you’re putting lives at risk by getting behind the wheel of a car – including the lives in your care – regardless of how much anyone else has had to drink? Other excuses police hear, from “I’ve only had a couple” to “I can hold my liquor,” are equally asinine. Some drunk drivers think it’s okay if they’re not driving far… hmmm… so, how far does it take to kill someone? And then there’s the fool who decides that he can’t be drunk if he’s the “designated driver.” It’s not believable that people can really be so stupid as to believe their own excuses, even when drunk. They are frauds – dangerous frauds – and their laughable excuses aren’t worthy of the tears they create. There are no intelligent excuses for drinking and driving. – B.G.

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Pick your own peek at tomorrow Soggy tea leaves, palms, clouds, and tossed coins have been common reading material for those with a mind to prognosticating on a clearer future. Sneezes and fingernails and crystal balls Bob Groeneveld have all been deemed portals through which a editor@langleyadvance.com properly trained charlatan… er, clairvoyant… might catch a glimpse of the future. Animal bones have been a popular medium In ancient Rome, as each year drew close for seers and others with a view to the future to its end, it was a common practice to read – including the bones of those poor chickens a chicken’s entrails to ascertain what might (although you have to wonder why they were befall the empire in the coming year. so popular as future-readers, as they apparI find myself wondering whether that readently – and ironically, I must say – have trading material was any worse than the musings itionally had little in the way of futures of their penned by myriad columnists in our presentown to draw upon). day rendition of that rather gruesome peek Then, of course, there have been variations into the future. on the more common themes. For instance, Almost in an odd parody of the methods of the casual reader with no bones the soothsayers of old, we wordreadily available might turn to smiths dig into the nether corSheep livers cracked turtle shells, instead. ners of our brains and seek out And in a refinement of the a message that will outline some were particularly entrails strategy, livers have moderately believable path into sought after by been looked upon as particuthe future. larly clear purveyors of future Aided by piles of discarded prognosticators. events – they could be viewed press releases, news and magaas the high-brow literature in the zine clippings, email trash boxes, oracle’s library. and throw-away notes, we search for some Sheep livers were particularly sought after clue – any clue… even just the hint of a posby prognosticators looking for an enlightening sibility of a potential inspiration towards the read. uncovering of a clue – that will lead us to a Better still was a liver from sheep struck by thought (or at least a perceived thought) that lightening. we can pass off as an educated guess about Academics among readers of the future what might be coming down the pike in the believed the lightning to have come from Zeus year ahead (or a decade – or even more, for himself – turning the liver into sort of an autothose pretentious enough to believe that there graphed special edition. will be somebody to make believe). If the lightning happened to hit the shepThose among us who partake of the timeherd, instead of just one of his sheep, educatrevered performance of educated-guess fored augers and student prophets, alike, would tune-telling are indeed the chicken-entrail come from miles around, in hopes of turning readers of the current era. just one page of that book! If you delved into both modes of prescient Ah! And then the heart of all prophecy, from technology, you could at least wrap yesterday’s in today’s, and chuck the works where it whence comes that very lightning bolt initiated by Zeus: the skies… the heavens… yes: the belongs when you’re done. stars. It’s quite astounding, really, the myriad subBut go ahead and pick your own favourite strates in which diviners throughout the ages looking-glass to peer into tomorrow. have professed proficiency in “reading” the They’re all pretty much equally accurate. future.

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Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman says, “I’ve said it clearly, we’re not going to time-of-use [smart meters] for now.” We have heard that before, and how long is “for now?” Once implemented, you can expect to do your household chores in the middle of the night. Prices will be higher across the board, but peak times will carry even higher costs. Homeowners elsewhere complain their meters are inaccurate and overcharging. These Dunce Meters are going to cost a fortune, but out of who’s pocket? The meters are capable of gathering sensitive information, as every motor, machine, or curling iron has an electrical footprint, and your day – down to the second – can be reconstructed from this data. By allowing them to install a

Smart meters

Privacy, health among risks

Dear Editor, Isn’t it just amazing how Hydro is ramming these “smart meters” down our throats whether we want them or not, and it would appear that we don’t have any choice. I’d like to know how much this is going to cost us in the end… for instance, the TV advertising and the $2 billion for the initial installation costs across B.C., not to mention all the meter readers who will lose their jobs. I am also worried about the possible health risks, as well as the invasion of one’s privacy, and the high price of our Hydro bills when this is all said and done. Pat McAllister, Langley

Court

Process hard on friendships

Dear Editor, Your article [Widow sues pilot for collision, Dec. 20, Langley Advance] is about “what” and doesn’t touch on “why.” It makes it look like there is a nasty conflict. I don’t personally know about the situation, however I do know that the only way for the plaintiff to access liability coverage on the defendant’s insurance policy is that he must be deemed negligent or at fault by the courts. It is an unfortunate necessity in cases of significant loss, which this is. It is hard on even the best friendships. I wish both families well as they follow the due process. Graham Dick, Langley

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Kindness surrounds kettles

Dear Editor, The newspaper story said the Salvation Army Kettle fund was short of 300 people [Kettle campaigners could use some help, Dec. 13, Langley Advance]. This old body of mine is still capable of standing a couple of hours for a few days, so I volunteered. The experience has shown me the kindness of many people. I spent a few hours at the B.C. government liquor store location, and a couple near Sears. If my short time is a fair indication, the booze-buyers win hands down, as far as generosity is concerned. Few passed without a smile, a word of encouragement, and more importantly, a generous stuffing of bills or coins into the kettle’s slot. Another act of kindness happened today. A little old lady locked her keys in her car. A couple buying their Christmas cheer immediately volunteered their services, as did on of the liquor store employees who produced a wire coat hanger for use in the operation to retrieve her keys. The day’s sunshine was a bonus, as were the kind people who gave in support of the Sally Ann. Mike Harvey, Langley

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Dunce Meter, you are giving “implied consent,” thus authorizing the sale of your collected data. More and more, these meters are being referred to as spying devices. BC Hydro claims it will be able to catch power thefts, such as illegal growing operations, but they can be hacked. Homeowners, too, have hacks: slow the meter with magnets and wire. Speaking of hacks, is your data safe? If someone can hack a computer you are sitting in front of without you knowing, what is to prevent the infiltration of terrorists, hackers, career criminals, etc., to an unattended, wireless network? Let’s not forget that several hundred meter-readers will be out of work. If they will be re-employed in other areas, as said, why did BC Hydro change their status from “permanent” to “casual” or “temporary” – a common industry practice to avoid severance and retraining costs. Everyone who has a cell phone is familiar with peak pricing. When digital replaced analog, cellular providers charged by the second, but most have reverted back to rounding up to the next full minute. We are now saturated with options and limitations, continual change of packages and features, purposefully confusing. Do you want the same marketing strategies (shell games) in your power providers? First the B.C. Utilities Commission allowed BC Hydro and BC Gas to be split. BC Gas became Terasen Gas, and now investor-owned FortisBC. BC Hydro is a great cash cow, and will be one of the last Crown corporations sold off, but you will be subject to peak/off-peak pricing based on the commodity index. Why does BCHydo want to install these so badly? Money. They will save on staff, charge you more, under the pretense that they are maintaining the system, but really they are unnecessarily automating it at our risk, and very possibly our peril. BC Hydro will face lawsuits, software upgrades, restrictions through courts and government, and attacks from hackers, terrorists, or just your neighbours and protesters, just as PG&E is now. In the end, we will again and again continue to pay for their poor choices. Greed makes dunce choices for the greater good. D. Quiring, Aldergrove [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at www. langleyadvance.com.]

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Dear Editor, I will set aside the health concerns over “smart meter,” such as DNA damage and cancer, even though it could, in fact, cost several million dollars later. There have been several reports of problems and fires attributed to the Dunce Meters and GFI receptacles or panel breakers. The benefits to you are that you will be able go online and see your usage up-to-the-minute, and can tell when your household uses the most during the day, and if the power goes out, BC Hydro will know about it, and it will save you that phone call. That’s about it. Everything these Dunce Meters can do, Google and $75 in equipment can do, and lots more, without relinquishing your data to anyone.

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When the community took on the transportation-themed challenge, a group started working on a trolley. Const. Wally Lee, the RCMP community liaison, was one of those who checked out a trolley loaned by Langford.

Finances

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Filming just wrapped up in December and it will air in January. by Heather Colpitts hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com

Filming on Aldergrove’s reality TV show ran August until December and in January, it’s ready to air. Corus Entertainment has announced that Million Dollar Neighbourhood will premiere on Jan. 22 on its Oprah Winfrey Network Canada. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Aldergrove was chosen Families participating in the Million Dollar Neighbourhood reality TV show from among various were asked to de-clutter, so all kinds of interesting things were sold at the communities contendcommunity garage sale on Sept. 11. ing for the show which lenge related to money and finances. focuses on personal To reach the community’s million dolfinancial matters and community fiscal lar goal, every family was tasked with the health. Within Aldergrove 100 families challenge of an average $1,000 net worth were chosen to be part of the show. increase each week. “In Million Dollar Neighbourhood Leading up to the airing, the network viewers will undoubtedly identify with has created a project to determine what the pitfalls that these families face, from kind of spenders Canadians are: status mindless spending to letting back-taxes seeker, emotional over-spender, indulpile up, to overspending on daily necesgent parent, adrenaline junkie, or bargain sities in favour of convenience,” said hunter. Vibika Bianchi, a Corus vice president. Canadian Facebook fans have up “Watching this community struggle to until Jan.15 to take the Million Dollar achieve this enormous goal will inspire Neighbourhood Challenge by going to Canadians and will compel everyone to www.facebook.com/owncanada and look at money in a whole new way.” identifying their personality for a chance In each episode, they took on a comto win weekly prizes. munity challenge and an individual chal-

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A quarter century has passed since W.C. Blair Recreation Centre opened its doors and this past Dec. 10, more than 500 people Submitted photo came out to celebrate the Children made Christmas crafts and rode the famous waves during the facility’s 25th anniversary. W.C. Blair Recreation Centre’s 25th anniversary celebration, held by the The Township of Township of Langley on Dec. 10. Langley held a public pool party to mark the milestone for W.C. Blair, a unique and innovative facility which features the province’s first wave pool. The celebration featured free events and activities, demonstrations, birthday cake, displays of memorabilia, and – of course – swimming in the famous waves. “W.C. Blair has been growing with the community for 25 years and it was wonderful to see so many people come out to enjoy this event, share memories, and look at what the facility will be offering in the future,” said Township community recreation manager Lesley Visser. “A number of people remember being here when W.C. Blair first opened and now their children are the next generation to enjoy the fun and educational programs the centre provides.” One of the highlights of the celebration Submitted photo was the unveiling of a mural that was Longtime W.C. Blair volunteer Charlotte Gardner joined created by local young artists and the Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese in cutting the Langley Arts Council through a Nothing anniversary cake. Without Effort Township grant.

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A thoughtful suggestion about saving the environment earned some Grade 5 students an overnight adventure.

An overnight underwater adventure-of-a-lifetime was experienced by young Langley students who artistically demonstrated their environmental savvy. Grade 5 students from Marlee St. Pierre’s and Martine Lavoie’s James Kennedy Elementary School class spent the night at the Vancouver Aquarium on Nov. 17 as part of the Ecosystem Expedition sleep-over program. The visit was the Walnut Grove students’ prize for winning this year’s Global Warming Poster Contest, part of WaterWeeks 2011. WaterWeeks was presented this fall by Langley Township and Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), with financial support from Vancity, BC Hydro, and Fortis BC, to raise awareness about the ecosystem and natural resources in a way that was fun and educational. The poster contest, which has been running since 2003, encourages all Grade 4 and 5 classes in the Langley School District to artistically illustrate what they are doing to combat climate change as individuals, as a class, or as a family. The James Kennedy class was picked for its entry Help Stop Global Warming.

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James Kennedy Elementary students got to spend the night at the Vancouver Aquarium after winning the WaterWeeks 2011 poster contest about global warming. WaterWeeks is the Township program to increase public education and encourage water conservation. The students’ straightforward message was: if it’s less than two kilometres, you should walk. “These kids have come up with an idea that could have a tremendous positive impact on our community,” said Township environmental coordinator Ryan Schmidt, who noted that nearly half of the energy consumed in the community is used to move vehicles. “The latest data show that over half a million trips of less than one kilometre are made each year in personal vehicles in the Township of Langley,” said Schmidt. “Furthermore, over four million trips are made in personal vehicles to and from our grade schools each year.”

Cutting down on short vehicle trips, Schmidt said, “would help our community reduce its emissions and become healthier, more resilient, and ultimately more sustainable.” The James Kennedy class was surprised when Schmidt, Olivia Carnrite and Nichole Marples of LEPS, and Brenna Wheatley, Anita Klassen, and Daniela Savio of Vancity visited the class to tell the students that they had won. Judging was based on content, innovation, and presentation creativity. James Kennedy’s Help Stop Global Warming will be on display at the school to share the students’ message with others.


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Nutrition

Worldwide, it’s either feast or famine

by Heather Colpitts

hcolpitts@langleyadvance.com

Speakers and presenters at the local event marking World Food Day urged those attending to do something to make the world a better place. Langley Secondary School hosted the community event for the day, created by the United Nations to spotlight food, hunger, poverty, food security and related issues. Nurse Grace Wilson and other speakers at World Food Day had a message for students and other attendees. “Every person, and I do mean you, has something special to offer the world,” she said. Langley MP Mark Warawa stood in the House of Commons to announce the community event and congratulate the community.

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Grace Wilson urged students to think about food, including what they put in their own mouths, and about those who don’t have enough to eat.

“There’s a great example of how Canadians are making a difference in the world,” he said. World Food Day was a chance to find out some of the food and health programs that exist in the community but mostly it was a chance to contrast food issues for Canadians versus those in underdeveloped countries. Wilson said people’s problem is either too much food or too little. She nursed in Zambia where she came face-to-face with the statistics. According to experts, a child dies of hunger every 10 seconds, “but it may be six,” she told a gym full of students and community members. One in seven people are chronically malnourished (able to obtain them. She noted that half a million less than one cup of food per day) children go blind each year due to and that 195 million children in the a lack of vitamin A and once vision world will suffer from malnutrition is gone, it’s gone. She added that this year. those that don’t go blind often can’t Children chronically malnourished fight off infections. have many health affects. Wilson The crowd was told the solution explained that, if isn’t simple. Fruits they make it to and vegetables that adulthood, they are are available are unable to care for often overcooked, their children. destroying their “Can you guys nutrients and a see how we’re kind chicken costs a of setting up a cycle month’s wages so here?” she asked they have to find the audience. other sources of proDespite that, the tein. village leaders she Wilson then Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance encountered pleaddelved into the food Grace Wilson’s presentation ed with her for one dilemmas of the included brain scans of two-yearthing and it wasn’t developed world. old children. The one on the left food. One billion people is of a child with sufficient food “Our biggest conon Earth go to bed cern is our kids getwhile the one on the right is of a hungry each night, ting an education,” but 1.5 billion are malnourished child. village leaders told overweight or worse, her. and that’s killing people. She explained that they knew it She noted that on both ends of was education that would ultimthe spectrum the key issue is quality ate break the cycle of poverty and of food, not quantity. hunger. Plenty of people in developed Wilson went through a quick list nations are malnourished due to of basic vitamins and minerals to the western diet and many people explain the impact of living without struggle with eating disorders.

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“We have food problems with how much we eat and some have problems with how little we eat,” Wilson said. The inability of millions of people in the world lacking basic nutrition has implications for the entire planet, according to Lawrence Yu, a university student studying economics. Yu spent six weeks last summer teaching in a slum school near New Delhi. Despite India having one of the fastest growing economies in the world, there is still massive poverty and a growing gap between the rich and poor, he noted. “You would see BMWs drive by while kids are starving, begging on the streets,” he noted. In poor countries, people spend about 85 per cent of their income on food and their income is inconsistent. About 2.5 billion people live on $2 or less per day. Yu admitted that when he was in high school, he never thought of people abroad and global issues. “As I grow older, I kind of regret that I didn’t get more involved earlier,” he said. Yu also issued a call to action, urging the audience to “Think bigger.”

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Fundraising Bottle Drive The Walnut Grove Secondary boys and girls rugby teams are fundraising to travel to Ireland, and have a bottle drove on Jan. 1. From 10am-2pm, they will stop by to accept donations of beverage containers with deposits. Leave them in front of the house and labelled, or drop them off at the school during the bottle drive. Info: Ian 604996-5733. Tree chipping and bottle drive Proceeds benefit PuCKS (Promoting Community through Kids in Sports). On Jan. 7 from 9am-3pm at Langley Twin Rinks, 5700 Langley Bypass.

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Picture, if you will, the stereotypical hometown of a North American junior hockey player and you might see wheat fields blown sideways by a sharp wind, and a pond transformed into a skating rink by Old Man Winter’s frozen touch. The place Langley Rivermen sniper Mario Puskarich calls home is the “solar” opposite of that. The left-handed shooting Puskarich is from the Fort Myers, Fla. area, a land of sand and sun that most wouldn’t consider a hockey hotbed. But Florida is home to two NHL teams – the Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning – and the minor hockey scene in the Sunshine State is surprisingly active, Puskarich said. “It’s a lot bigger than people think,” he said. “But when you get to 16, 17, that’s when kids move away and you take that next step.” Puskarich showed, early on in his playing days, that he had a knack for the game. “There were a couple of kids who were pretty good, but since, I’d say about squirts or peewees, I’ve been one of the top three kids on my team,” Puskarich said.

Born in Pittsburgh, Puskarich moved to Florida when he was about 10 years old. The Puskarich family bleeds black and yellow – they are die-hard Pittsburgh Penguin supporters. “My parents are huge Penguin fans, especially my dad, so I grew up watching Mario Lemieux,” Puskarich said. The 5’10” 175-pound winger took a somewhat circuitous route to the Rivermen and the B.C. Hockey League. After taking part in the midget-major program, Chicago Young Americans, Puskarich played parts of two seasons with Kearney, Nebraska’s, TriCity Storm of the United States Hockey League. Last year, he also played 14 games for the North American Hockey League’s Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild. “It was a great learning experience,” he said, of playing junior A hockey in his native country. “I took a lot from that.” Talks with Rivermen owner Roy Henderson over the summer swayed Puskarich’s decision to head north of the border, to the Fraser Valley. “It seemed like a great fit for me, a great opportunity, and I was happy to join an organization as nice as this,” Mario Puskarich Puskarich Langley Rivermen’s said. “The facilileading goal-scorer ties … everything is just ‘A’ class. It’s been unbelievable.” In the Rivermen’s 2011/12 BCHL opener Sept. 23 at South Surrey Arena, Puskarich scored twice, including the overtime winner, to lead Langley to a 3-2 win over the Surrey Eagles. He’s been filling the net at a steady pace since then, leading the ’Men in goals with 18. He said the B.C. loop is faster and more offensively oriented than the American junior leagues he’s played in, which suits Puskarich just fine. While the hallmark of his game is goal-scoring, Puskarich has

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Langley Rivermen’s leading goal-getter Mario Puskarich slipped a shot past Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goaltender Adam Harris during the Rivermen’s 7-1 win Oct. 15 at the Langley Events Centre. been conscientious about play“They were giving me stuff like ing a three-zone game, being as ‘I can’t pass.’ Usually I just shoot defensively responsible as he can. but now I look to make a pass or “Just trying to play two-way two, so it evens out,” he said. hockey, and just play how I am,” And while Puskarich is primarhe said, describing his style of ily a goal-scorer, it’s not like he play. “I’m a goal-scorer so hopeplays with horse blinders on his fully I’ll keep scoring.” face. Rivermen head coach and genIn O’Rourke’s opinion, eral manager Steve O’Rourke said Puskarich has a high hockey IQ. Puskarich has been one of the “Skating’s No. 1, but hockey team’s most consistent players, at sense is right up there,” O’Rourke both ends of the rink. said. “You can make up for lack “One thing people of skating and size might not know with hockey sense.” “He’s been a about him is how Puskarich may intelligent he is defensteady performer not possess blinding sively,” O’Rourke speed, but he is a since day one.” said. “He plays hard, deceptive skater, his Steve O’Rourke blocks shots, and head coach noted: puts his body on the “He’s about an averline a lot of nights, whether it’s age to above average skater but in the first period or the last perhe does have another gear.” iod. He’s a good player, and we’ll Playing on the ’Men’s top work hard to get him a scholarline brings extra attention from ship. He deserves it. He’s been a opposing checkers, a challenge steady performer since day one.” Puskarich relishes. Puskarich’s goals-to-assists “Anytime you are one of the ratio is nearly 2:1. He currently top three or four guys on your has 10 assists to go with his 18 team in points, and scoring goals, goals, and at one point early in and playing consistently, [opposthe season led the Rivermen in ing teams’] guys are going to take scoring with seven points – all a closer look at you,” he said. goals. This odd stat set Puskarich Battling through closer checkup for some serious razzing from ing comes part-and-parcel with his teammates. piling up points, Puskarich said.

“You are going to get it [extra attention] from every team, every night, so you have to be able to stay mentally tough and be able to handle it,” he added. Looking past this season, the 19-year-old plans on returning for his final year of junior A hockey. Along the way, Puskarich hopes to land an NCAA Div. 1 scholarship. “I’m hoping hockey works out so I just have to keep working hard and see where it goes,” Puskarich said. Puskarich is among the raft of BCHL newcomers on a Rivermen team still finding its way in the league. Langley carried a 12-19-1-1 record into Christmas break. Throughout the ’Men’s topsy turvy campaign thus far, Puskarich has remained upbeat. “The nice thing about him is, he’s a pretty easygoing kid,” O’Rourke said. “Nobody likes to lose, but he comes to the rink every day with a smile on his face. He’s one of the more popular players on the team. He’s a good kid with lots of energy.” While most of his teammates drove to see their families for Christmas, Puskarich took flight. continued on page A18…

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Penn State awaits Rivermen rearguard Bo knows his way to Pennsylvania – defenceman Bo Pellah committed to an NCAA university recently.

Bo Pellah’s hockey future looks bright. This isn’t just because the defenceman’s 15 assists leads all 16-year-old players in the B.C. Hockey League. It’s also because Pellah recently committed to play for, and attend, Penn State University. “We are excited and proud of Bo on his commitment to a great program at Penn State,” Rivermen assistant coach Jordan Emmerson said. “He will be playing under a great coach in Guy Gadowsky and will flourish in a hockey-mad state like Pennsylvania.” The 5’11” 150-pound native of New Westminster has been one of the most consistent Rivermen all season long, and has already made a name for himself in the BCHL, and will continue to do so as he is only in Grade 11. “Bo will continue to develop with us here in Langley for another year or two before he moves on to further his hockey career,” continued Emmerson. Pellah joins goaltender Jim Kruger (Dartmouth) and centre Austin Plevy (Merrimack) as Rivermen who will join NCAA schools once their junior A playing days are over. ••• Penn State will play the 2012/13 season as an independent before joining the newly created Big Ten Hockey Conference, along with traditional powers Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, and Wisconsin, beginning in

the 2013/14 season. Future Big Ten members have captured 23-of-64 NCAA national championships.

’Men show their hearts

If you believe in karma, the Rivermen scored points off the ice this holiday season. Rivermen players made two very special deliveries the morning of Dec. 19. Captain Ryan Bakken, Sebastien Pare, and Ray Bell along with “Fraser” the mascot dropped off stuffed toys to Langley Memorial Hospital, for children in pediatrics. The toys were collected from the Rivermen’s Teddy Bear Toss night that took place Dec. 17 at the Langley Events Centre. Teddy bears and stuffed toys were thrown onto the ice after the Rivermen scored their first goal of the game against the Prince George Spruce Kings. After the drop off at the hospital, the Rivermen made their way to the Langley Food Bank to make a special food delivery from the Food Bank Drive that took place Dec. 16 during Langley’s home game against the Powell River Kings. ••• The Rivermen will close out December with two home games. The B.C. Hockey League Coastal Conference-leading Cowichan Valley Capitals are in town to play the ’Men tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 28). The Nanaimo Clippers pay a visit the following night, Thursday, Dec. 29. Both games get underway at 7 p.m. at the LEC. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 604-882-8800.

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Promising Langley Rivermen defenceman Bo Pellah will be packing his bags for Penn State once his junior A playing days are over.

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Midfielder joining TWU Spartans stumble in California TWU’s most recent soccer recruit is one smart cookie, on the field and in the classroom. \

The Trinity Western University women’s soccer team augmented its midfield core Dec. 21, as head coach Graham Roxburgh announced the signing of Calgary, Alta. product Stephanie Chin. The 5’5” graduate-to-be of St. Francis High School comes to Trinity Western already with an illustrious background, both as an individual and in regards to her team’s on-field success. Chin is currently playing for Calgary’s

Blizzard FC (formerly the Blizzard Threat) in the Calgary Women’s Soccer Association’s Major Division, and through her first eight games was tied for seventh in league scoring with five goals. Prior to this season, Chin has twice attended the BMO Club Nationals with the Blizzard Threat, coming third with her U16 side in 2010 and fifth with her U14 team in 2008. She also won bronze at the 2010 Canadian Soccer Association’s national championships with the U16 Team Alberta AllStars. Chin currently trains at Calgary’s National Training Centre. “We are delighted that Stephanie has chosen TWU for her university

Scorer flies to Florida

…continued from page A17 “I’m going all the way to Florida,” he said, prior to the team’s final weekend of play before the break. “It’s a pretty long flight. I’m going to be spending some time with my family and then I’m getting back here on the 26th. Then it’s back to work.” Puskarich’s place is about a two-minute walk to the beach but he isn’t what you’d call a surfer dude. “It’s on the west coast so there’s no waves there,” he said. “East coast, you go to surf. I’ve only surfed a couple of times. It’s pretty hard.”

career and we know that, in Stephanie, we are adding an excellent player to our program, and a quality person,” Roxburgh said. “I have always been impressed with our interactions with Stephanie and as we watched her, we realized that we have a player with outstanding technical ability and the option of playing in a variety of attacking positions. We really like her ability to attack and run at players, as well as her vision to pass and create goal scoring opportunities for her teammates.” Off the field, Chin has earned Honours with Excellence in Grades 10, 11 and 12. She was also a 2010 Calgary Minor Soccer Association all-star scholarship winner. “I’m very excited to attend Trinity Western as it has a great academic and soccer program,” said Chin, who plans to study kinesiology. “Going on a mission trip is something I’ve always wanted to do and I look forward to the opportunity to help others with my future teammates.”

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The Trinity Western University Spartans’ trip to California didn’t produced sunny results for the men’s basketball team. Wednesday afternoon in Azusa, Calif., the Spartans suffered their second nonconference loss in three days after falling 79-71 to Azusa Pacific. The Spartans garnered an early 10point lead in the first half but were unable to hang on as the Cougars got to within two points by halftime, trailing 39-37, and then won the second half 4232 to earn an eight-point victory. Once again, like their 91-69 loss to Point Loma Nazarene on Dec. 19, turnovers haunted the Spartans as they coughed the ball up 26 times. Trinity Western’s Kyle Coston led the Spartans’ charge with 20 points and a game-high 12 rebounds while Tristan Smith had 16 points and Sean Peter contributed 14 points for TWU. The Spartans are now 3-8 overall against North American universities. Azusa Pacific now has an overall record of 8-2. With Azusa Pacific trailing 37-29 with a little more than four minutes to play in the first half, the Cougars finished on an 8-2 run, capped by a Tyler Monroe layup to give the Californians momentum going into the second stanza. In the second half, the Cougars opened up as much as a seven-point gap after a Robert Sandoval jumper gave them a 5548 advantage. But the Spartans were not about to

let such a promising start to the contest entirely escape, and a Coston three-pointer midway through the second half made it a four-point game and slowed some of the Cougars’ momentum. From there, while the game remained tight until the final minute, Azusa Pacific never surrendered its lead. Trinity Western got it to within onepoint, at 63-62, after a pair of free throws from Smith, but that would be as close as they would get. The Cougars extended their lead to nine points, courtesy of a pair of Anthony Johnson free throws with 1:31 left and, from there, cruised to the win. ••• On Dec. 19, the Spartans lost the first match of their two-game non-conference road trip to California, falling 91-69 to Point Loma Nazarene at the Golden Gymnasium. Point Loma was the dominant side from start to finish. The Sea Lions never trailed and had control of the game throughout. Trinity Western’s 26 turnovers were ultimately their undoing. Trinity Western was led by redshirt first-year Lucas Nugteren, who had a career high 12 points and seven rebounds. Peter also had 12 points while Smith and Coston each had 11. ••• The Spartans are now on Christmas break and return to the hardcourt Jan. 6 when they host Lethbridge at the Langley Events Centre. Opening tip-off is 8 p.m. The following night, Jan. 7, Calgary visits the LEC to play the Spartans. Game time is 7 p.m.


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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Cats

BENGAL MALE kitten, (7/8th Bengal), vet ✔ 1st shots, houseraised, $200, 1-604-814-1235 Mission

2005

Antiques

ANTIQUE SOLID oak dining room suite made by Victoriaville Furniture - over 100 years old. All carved and shaped pedestals and fronts. 52' round table with 3 leaves; 6 chairs; buffet with mirror and side table. Pictures available by email. $5500 Call 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441.

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

3508

Dogs

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4060

Metaphysical

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5035

GOLDEN DOODLES yellows & blks dewormed, 1st shots, vet checked family raised. $475. 604-845-4951

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5040 LAB PUPS choc & yellows 8 wks, dewormed 1st shots, vet checked. $550. Ph 604-701-1587

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

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Rentals

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Abbotsford

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

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6035

Mobile Homes

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

College Park, Port Moody

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

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ALDERGROVE - 1BR, central location, refs, credit check, $660 incl basic cable, avail immed. 604-856-7390 or 778-549-3852

PRICE REDUCED! NOW $309,000

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Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program BEAUTIFUL SWISS MNT pups family raised vet checked, 1st shots, $900. 604-795-7662 lve message

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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

Apt/Condos

Port Moody

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD (Aussies) puppies. Little Teddy Bears full of love & devotion. Vet ✔ & shots. 778-549-4037

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6508

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Real Estate

6508

RENTALS

6508

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR

ARBOUR GREENE

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

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

office: 604- 936-3907

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

AMBER (W)

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545 Rochester Ave, Coq

401 Westview St, Coq

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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

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

ACROSS

1. Film Music Guild 4. A rubberized raincoat 7. An upper limb 10. Wander 12. Biblical name for Syria 14. Former OSS 15. Norwegian capital 16. No. Am. Gamebird Assoc. 17. Taxis 18. Ancient Chinese weight unit 20. Third tonsil 22. Ancient Hebrew measure = 1.5 gal. 23. Piece of clothing 25. Overrefined, effeminate

DOWN

1. Foam 2. Tessera 3. Major ore source of lead 4. Directors 5. 9/11 Memorial architect 6. The goal space in ice hockey 7. The academic world 8. Standing roast 9. More (Spanish) 11. Gram molecule 13. Head of long hair 17. Cost, insurance and freight (abbr.) 19. Line of poetry 21. Originated from 24. One time only 26. A civil wrong

28. Housing for electronics (TV) 31. Cut grass 32. Ghana’s capital 33. Prof. Inst. of Real Estate 34. Shares a predicament 39. Old World buffalo 40. Loads with cargo 41. What part of (abbr.) 42. Partakers 45. Expressed harsh criticism 49. Doctors’ group 50. OM (var.) 52. A dead body 55. Jewish spiritual leader

57. An almost horizontal entrance to a mine 59. Anglo-Saxon monk (672-736) 60. Database management system 61. A swindle in which you cheat 62. Arabian Gulf 63. Six (Spanish) 64. Price label 65. Black tropical American cuckoo 66. Teletypewriter (abbr.)

27. Female sheep 29. Bay Area Toll Authority 30. Afrikaans 33. Hold a particular posture 34. South American Indian 35. Paying attention to 36. Wife of a maharaja 37. Mild yellow Dutch cheese 38. Central Br. province in India 39. 4th month (abbr.) 43. Grooved carpentry joint 44. Present formally 46. Skeletal muscle 47. -__, denotes past 48. Aba ____ Honeymoon 51. Young lady

53. Any of the Hindu sacred writing 54. Where Adam and Eve were placed 56. Promotional materials 57. Play a role 58. Arrived extinct


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6508

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

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

6508

Apt/Condos

DELTITA GARDENS 8507 120th St, N. Delta

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

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

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

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

Call 604-530-0030

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Linwood Place Apartments

Downtown LANGLEY

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Houses - Rent

ALDERGROVE HOME Spacious 3 BR + 2BR & kitch down, quiet area, nr amens, avail immed, $1700/mo, Roger Wiens Lighthouse Rlty 604-649-4871 CLOVERDALE / SRY. 10 acres, Indoor Pool, spac 3 BR, 3 bath, all appls. Comm/RV prkg. Avail now. $1855 incls cable, internet. N/S. Outdoor pet ok. 778-298-3192

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

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

6540

WALNUT GROVE Upper 3 BR, all appls, 2 f/bath, patio. $1400. N/S. Pet negot. 604-315-9211

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20 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 includes heat, hot water & cable.

Call 604-530-0932

www.cycloneholdings.ca

Central Langley, 20460 Douglas Crescent

Brand New

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. Refs Req. Avail Jan 1. 778-846-5275

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

FORT LANGLEY New 2 BR bsmt ste, own W/D, sep hot wtr, filter wtr, gazebo, prkg. Av Jan 1. $900 + utls. NS/NP. 604-888-8142

Cleaning

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Electrical

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Escort Services

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9125

Fastback Moving & Rubbish. Social services moves welcome! Insur. & registered. 604-836-8291

8220

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9145

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Home Services

• 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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8255

Scrap Car & Truck Removal Scrap Car Removal

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Sports & Imports

9160

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $10,500, 604-728-7947 2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, 4x4, auto, all options, 125k, $8500 firm. 604-538-4883

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Winter Services

$38/HR

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9145

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7015

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8185

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8180

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

604-501-4417

8055

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

4 Storey Building Move in for Christmas 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.

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

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, sedan, 4dr, 5 spd, fully loaded, 50,000K, $6,400 obo. 604 729-4299 2008 TOYOTA Yaris, 2dr, h/b, 5spd, p/s, p/b, t/w, 50,000K, $6,400 obo. 604 729-4299

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| Tuesday, December 27, 2011 | L A N G L E Y A D V A N C E

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

DECEMBER 24, 1931

• Noel Booth announced his candidacy for reeve (mayor) in the next municipal elections. Seventy Years Ago

DECEMBER 24, 1941

• Air raid wardens and their deputies formed an organization to prepare Langley to meet any attempts at invasion. Sixty Years Ago

DECEMBER 27, 1951

• Freezing temperatures and three inches (8 cm) of ice

1951: Langley prepared for invasion did not daunt members of the Langley Polar Bear Club. Charter members Dick Warner and Merv McGregor induced youngsters Marianne Gentry and Bruce Henderson to join them for a dip in a local pool on Christmas morning. • In the last 10 days before Christmas, Langley’s post office had handled 102,450 pieces of mail. • The Junior Chamber of Commerce reported that Langley could expect a sixth RCMP officer by the end of the coming year.

Fifty Years Ago

DECEMBER 28, 1961

• More than 200 families got hampers of Christmas goodies, turkeys, and toys from various local church and charity organizations.

• Assessed land value was up 32 per cent, and improvements rose 3.6 per cent. • Councillor Noel Booth protested an $18,799 bill for architects’ fees, because the new Langley Memorial Hospital project had not yet received provincial government approval.

Forty Years Ago

DECEMBER 23, 1971

• Fort Langley’s first service club, a new branch of the Lions Club, was established at a dinner meeting in the Fort Langley Hotel. Twentyfine members attended the inaugural meeting. • Township council anticipated a $29,000 budget surplus by the end of the year, but snow removal and flood costs threatened to reduce that amount.

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DECEMBER 23, 1981

• The provincial government reneged on a promise of a $1.5 million grant for a new $4.5-million indoor swimming pool okayed by a referendum of Langley voters in November. It meant there would at least be a delay in construction, but both Langley councils were leaning toward scrapping the project altogether. Twenty Years Ago

DECEMBER 24, 1991

• Langley Christmas Bureau arranged for the “adoptions” of 750 needy families, and provided hampers for about 850 more. The hampers were delivered by squads of local firefighters over the weekend before Christmas.

Ten Years Ago

DECEMBER 24, 2001

• As the education labour situation escalated, Langley teachers announced that they and their colleagues

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2010 TOYOTA RAV 4 “SPORT” 4X4

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2011 FORD F350 LARIET Supercrew, diesel, power group, tilt, cruise, a/c, CD, leather, sunroof and much more! Value $75,000.00. Stk# 96701

DECEMBER 28, 2001

• Tony Slogar, who had served Langley City for 40 years as a councillor, businessman, and volunteer firefighter, passed away at Christmastime. • The Advance chose the remarkably successful Langley Good Times Cruise-In as its Entertainer of the Year.

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throughout B.C. would withdraw services for all extra-curricular activities as of Jan. 7, when students were to return to classes after the Christmas break. • B.C. Solicitor General Rich Coleman, MLA for Fort Langley-Aldergrove, announced that the provincial government was considering regionalizing RCMP forces throughout the province, instead of each community having it own detachment.

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Thirty Years Ago

• The Fort Langley National Historic Site was to get a “facelift,” although details had yet to be worked out with Canada Parks Service. • A hotel was added to the plans for development of the vacant Square One property in downtown Langley City, but there was still no indication of work actually going ahead on the site. • Epidemiologists from the University of B.C. were in town to study a mysterious ailment, Somatic Chemical Induced Dysfunction Syndrome (SCIDS) that local people seemed to have contracted.

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OVER 3 MILLION DOLLARS OF NEW AND PRE-OWNED CAR AND TRUCK INVENTORY REDUCED TO BLOW OUT DURING BOXING WEEK. DECEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 31 2011 Grand Marquis Ultimate

2010 Ford F150 King Ranch Crew Cab 4X4

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2006 Chevrolet Optra

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$39,995

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$14,995 2008 Ford Explorer Limited

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$20,995 2010 Ford Expedition Limited

2010 Ford Escape XLT 4X4 Lots of options and

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$44,995

$12,995 2011 Ford Fiesta SE

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2011 Ford Explorer Limited AWD BOXING WEEK PRICE

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2010 Lincoln MKZ AWD

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Leather interior, moon roof and lots of options Stk#4169

Mint condition and only 16,000 kms, black beauty with Navigation Stk#0229

2000 VW Beetle

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2006 Mazda 3 GT

2009 Ford Mustang Shelby SVT

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2007 Dodge Magnum

CLEARANCE

$42,995 2007 VW GTi

Very clean and good on gas Stk#4765

BOXING WEEK PRICE

Low Kms, like new, loaded with options including moon roof Stk#4131

Fully loaded with options including leather and moon roof Stk#6447

Loaded with every option including Navigation Stk#2558

very clean Stk#8615

BOXING WEEK PRICE

$22,995

BOXING WEEK PRICE

OCEAN PARK FORD

$39,995 122710

BOXING WEEK PRICE

2006 Chevrolet Impala LT

SALES LTD.

1-800-754-4919

3050 King George Hwy., South Surrey • www.oceanparkford.com

DLR 8367


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