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Thursday, December 6, 2012 Christmas tree sales Saturday at Canadian Tire will benefit the Friends In Need Food Bank and Ridge Meadows Education Foundation. Page A16 • LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT • • 604-463-2281 • 36 PAGES Community theatre English tradition lives on A Christmas pantomime will feature comedy, dance, and music. by Maria Rantanen Princess Beauty is played by Kaileigh Polderman, Steve Bradley is the Queen, and Brandalyn Meskas is the prince in Sleeping Beauty. More Photos Online Sylver McLaren/TIMES Some people think a pantomime is a silent production – nothing could be farther from the truth as theatregoers will find out at next week’s Sleeping Beauty Christmas pantomine put on by SPECCtacular Productions. A traditional English Christmas pantomime, which goes back several centuries, includes a “clown-like” atmosphere with music, dancing, comedy, and humour, said producer Christine Olorenshaw. “It’s got a mixture of fun things for the kids... and for the adults,” she said. continued on page A21... Bedroom blaze Help sought for mom and two kids Fire officials credit a smoke detector with saving a Maple Ridge family on Tuesday evening. by Sylver McLaren The public is being invited to help a single mother of two rebuild her life, after fire broke out in their Maple Ridge home Tuesday night. The blaze started in an upstairs bedroom in one of the 48 units in Richmond Court in Maple Ridge at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, said Maple Ridge assistant fire chief Mark Smitton. The bedroom was gutted by the flames and the rest of the home was damaged by smoke and water. According to neighbours, the bedroom was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived. “The flames were shooting six or seven feet at least out of the window,” said neighbour Rodney Clough. Another neighbour, Tina Delorme, said Loreen Birchmore lives in the unit with her two children, James, 17, who has cerebral palsy, and Hayley, four. “Loreen was so devastated,” Clough said. “She was so upset about losing her kids’ stuff and people will step up to help Christmas presents.” Birchmore deal with the loss “This is a perfect example of due to fire and water damage. how working smoke alarms can “She’s a single mom. I’ve seen save lives,” said the track record Smitton. of this town “In this coming through Donation are being accepted at instance, the when needed,” TD Canada Trust, account name smoke alarm said Delorme, Graham Arthur Laverty and alerted the mom grateful no one Michael J Bygrove in Trust for and she was able was injured in Loreen M Birchmore, transit no. to get everyone the blaze. 91030, institution no. 004, and out safely,” he One neighaccount no. 91036355183 explained, addbouring unit is To donate items contact Tina ing he wants to vacant and the Delmore at 604-314-4891. warn everyone other did not to “test your sustain any damsmoke detector once a month age. Richmond Court is next to and practise your escape plan.” Glenwood Elementary School Clough and Delorme hope and Lion’s Park. How to help Sylver McLaren/TIMES Rodney Clough and his neighbour Tina Delorme examined damage to a neighbour’s unit in Richmond Court in Maple Ridge on Wednesday. Don’t miss important information from the City of Pitt Meadows on page A9 and A11 Online, all the time... Great Savings see pages 18 & 19 Ask us How to Get up to 10,000 $ BACK CASH O.A.C. CALL 604.465.8931 PAY OFF HIGH INTEREST CREDIT CARD DEBT when you buy your next car from

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times December 6 2012

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