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New biker gang with ties to Hells Angels crops up in Lower Mainland - Maple Ridge NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
The Hells Angels have been involved in drugs, weapons offenses, and violent crimes, she noted.
Hells Angels have gathered in Langley for years.
The White Rock chapter of the Hells Angels moved to Langley decades ago. In 2013, the chapter threw a 30th anniversary bash that drew a large number of bikers and guests to the gated clubhouse property on 61st Avenue east of 216th Street. Police were also there in droves, monitoring the coming and goings of the guests.
In 2016, Hells Angels member Robert Green was shot and killed during a party on a property on 72nd Avenue in rural Langley.
Jason Francis Wallace, a Langley man with a long history of violence including an unprovoked stabbing when he was just 18 years old, turned himself into police and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
A week after Green's death, Shaun Allan Clary was found killed and dismembered on Langley's Robertson Crescent. Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) officers said the killing of Clary, who had gang ties, was linked to the Green homicide.
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Police identifies victim butchered and dumped in Langley, BC - CanoeThursday, March 09, 2017
Robertson Crescent driveway of a full-patch member of the Hells Angels' West Point chapter, Postmedia has also learned.And early Tuesday morning, Mohammed Rafiq, a Hells Angel prospect with the White Rock chapter, was shot in the head in front of his Burnaby home. He survived, but crashed his car into a neighbour’s house.IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster warned the public not to jump to conclusions about what is going on.“While investigators are aware of the heightened tension between particular gang associates, it would be premature to assume this conflict to be the direct motive for his homicide,” she said of Clary’s grisly demise. “We continue to work with our partners, in the Lower Mainland and beyond, to gather further evidence that would identify specific links to support our investigation.”Green, 56, was a popular and powerful Hells Angel for more than 20 years.He started as a bartender at the Drake Hotel in Vancouver, before joining the East End Chapter as a full-patch Hells Angel. He later moved to the Nomads chapter and more recently out to the Mission chapter.Hells Angels from across Canada have been arriving for his memorial service at Vancouver’s Fraserview Hall on Saturday.Vancouver Police Staff Sgt. Randy Fincham said officers will be monitoring the event.“As the Hells Angels are a criminal organization, the VPD has plans in place to reduce the risk to the public. Public safety remains our primary concern,” Fincham said.Clary had a minor criminal record, including convictions for assault and breach of conditions. He was also the subject of a peace bond after allegations of uttering threats.His Facebook page is full of pictures of him wearing bandanas over his mouth, guns and associates flashing their middle fingers. He says he went to Johnston Heights Secondary in Surrey.While his Facebook friends are all blocked from public view, a man he described as family lists several prominent 856 members as friends, including Green’s cousin Len Pelletier.In a December 2009 comment on his timeline, Clary wrote: “It’s not important how many people I’ve killed. It’s important how I get along with the people that are still alive.”IHIT’s Foster urged people with information about Clary’s murder to contact investigators at 1-877-551-4448.“The targeted a...
MINTY: Funeral home in Newton a place for fun and fundraising this Saturday night - Surrey NowFriday, February 17, 2017
Surrey Art Gallery for an orientation over coffee before hitting the road. Check the “Events” section of the website to register for the bus tour, at Surrey.ca/artgallery.There is snow in White Rock, too. But the show must go on, snow or no snow. Don’t be a no-show for White Rock Players’ current production, “The Graduate.” Remember the movie? Well, this play is based on the movie, and it’s directed by Kate Stadel, who was on a four-year hiatus from directing. Welcome back, Kate. Stellar cast and crew. Opening night is Friday (Feb. 10); on Sunday (Feb. 12), proceeds of the show will be donated to Peach Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society. Well done, Players! Viewer warning: nudity, coarse language and mature themes. OK. It’s hot in White Rock. Spread it firstname.lastname@example.org Let's block ads! (Why?)...
EVENTS CALENDAR for Surrey (Feb. 9 and beyond) - Surrey NowWednesday, February 08, 2017
Performing Arts Centre on Friday, April 7, Show time 8 p.m., tickets $50.50/$66, Livenation.com.
“Tribute to George Zukerman”: Concert celebrates the lifelong work of the retired artistic director of White Rock Concerts, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Elmer Iseler Singers, Borealis String Quartet, James Campbell (clarinet), Bergmann Piano Duo. “Hear Mozart, Brahms and Gershwin in a ‘one of a kind’ spectacular evening to honour Mr. Zukerman’s outstanding contribution to classical music in Canada.” Tickets are $30, 604-507-6355, Bellperformingartscentre.com.
“An Evening with Frank Mills”: Concert features music by “Mr. Music Box Dancer,” on Friday, May 5 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Info: bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.
“Share a Smile”: Fourth annual event is a Valentine’s party hosted by Team Miracle Maya at Surrey’s Bombay Banquet Hall, on Saturday, Feb. 11 with food, dancing, entertainment by hip-hop artist Saint Soldier and more. “Help Team Miracle Maya raise $100,000 in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.” For info, email email@example.com or call 604-613-5242. Info: Teammiraclemaya.com, Facebook.com/teammiraclemaya.
“The Tides and Torrents Ceilidh”: Fourth annual fundraiser hosted by FVGSS: A Musical Theatre Company, on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Rose Room at Valleyview Funeral Home, Surrey, featuring live music, refreshments and snacks. “The most fun you’ll have at a funeral home.” Tickets $15/$20 via Brownpapertickets.com/event/2750217.
Oscar Night Gala hosted by Royal Canadian Theatre Company as fundraiser for its Youth Mentorship Programs, on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Sheraton Vancouver Hotel in Guildford, 4:30 p.m. start. “The evening is the red carpet/black tie event of the season and features a champagne reception, arts patronage, bubbles and cultur...
Gary Smith Passes - Standardbred CanadaFriday, January 06, 2017
Tim (Marina) of Ennismore, Julie, Brian (Staci) and Amy of Peterborough. Much adored ‘Pa’ to Owen, Leah, Miles and Lewis Smith. Brother of Sheila Drain (late Vance) of Tweed, Mel (Wendy) of White Rock, Teresa (Paul) Sirman of Kenora, Gordon (Mary) of Burnaby, Bill (Janice) of Peterborough, Peter of Peterborough, Rhonda (Jeff Bond) of Pontypool, Jamie (Stephanie) of Walkerton and Pamela of Peterborough. Missed by Gail’s sons Chris (Amy) Murray of Elora and Brent (Melissa) Murray of Peterborough. Grandpa of Ella, Charlotte and Raelyn Murray. Will also be missed by his farm dog Buster. Predeceased by his parents John Raymond Smith and Teresa Nora McLaren, sister Donna, younger brother Stanley Raymond and two infant brothers.
Gary loved Ennismore, loved being on the land, and most importantly loved his family whom he took particular interest in mentoring and instilling the life skills he held near. Proud of his accomplishments but forever striving to move forward, always with an eye to the future. He leaves a legacy built by his work ethic, determination, intelligence and guile. ‘May the work I’ve done speak for me.’
A visitation will be held at Hendren Funeral Homes, Lakefield Chapel on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016. Interment St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, with a reception to follow in the Church Hall. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or “Raise the Barn” Fund at Lang Pioneer Village. Friends may send condolences to Gary’s family by visiting hend...
Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News BulletinWednesday, March 27, 2019
Ellen White, Kwulasulwut, died Tuesday at age 95, and her funeral was held Saturday morning at the Beban Park Social Centre.
White was a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia and her obituary remembers her as an "educator, cultural knowledge keeper, author, linguist, herbalist, healer, traditional midwife, and political activist and advocate."
She was one of the founders of the Tillicum Haus Aboriginal Friendship Centre and was an elder-in-residence in Vancouver Island University's First Nations studies program.
"She possessed a pure, kind and radiant heart," said Les Malbon, who described himself as one of White's adopted grandchildren as he delivered her eulogy Saturday.
White's name, Kwulasulwut, translates to ‘many stars' and Malbon alluded to that as he addressed the people gathered in the social centre.
"I look out now and I see the many stars," he said. "I see how she impacted the community. I see how much she loved her family and I appreciated, personally, how much that love changed me and how it's changed all of us to be better people and behoove us to be kind to one another and to work towards a world of unity."
Malbon said the White home was always filled with visitors, and Ellen White also travelled to meet people and sh...
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious in a bloody biker war ...
J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Chelsea to work at the Chelsea Pharmacy, and also part-time at the Mercywood Sanitarium in Ann Arbor. It was at Mercywood where Vince met his wife to be, Shirley Ann Tuckey, from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. She was a registered nurse and was in charge of the pharmacy. They wed on August 18, 1956 and raised six children.During his lifetime, Vince was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3092, where he was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight, the Chelsea Junior Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Chelsea Village Council, and the Jackson County Pharmacy Association, being name Pharmacist of the Year in 1971. Vince was also a Charter Board Member and Lifetime member of the Waterloo National History Association.Vince retired from Weatherwax Pharmacy in Jackson, MI in 1996 after 32 years of employment. He then worked as a part time pharmacist for 14 more years for Chelsea Pharmacy and Dan Murphy, who interned under Vince in the mid-1950s.Vince, with his wife Shirley, enjoyed traveling by camper and R.V. throughout the United States and Canada with his family as they were growing up, and bicycling with Shirley and friends, Jeannie and Andy Ford, through Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands in retirement. Vince was a lifelong deer hunter and lover of the outdoors, relishing the days spent at the family hunting camp in Northern Michigan. He was an avid reader in later years and was a frequent participant in local history events at the Chelsea District Library. Vince also enjoyed working out weekly at the Chelsea Wellness Center. Vince was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Jane Lanning-Morey, Lou Guirey, Angeline Foster, Gretchen Spaulding, Virginia Rowe.Vince is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children Gregg (Laurie) Burg, Diane (Fernando) Nieves, David Burg, Brian Burg, Kristi (Gary) Ragland, and Rob Burg; grandchildren, Arielle and Jacob Bur...