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Teachers’ right to strike taken away by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Teachers had their right to hold a legal walkout taken away Tuesday as the provincial government tabled legislation putting them back to work and ending their ongoing six-month job action. The provincial government introduced Bill 22 Tuesday afternoon. It suspends the teachers’ union strike action, while calling on a mediator to help the two sides reach a negotiated agreement. The legislation extends the previous teacher contract to cover the mediation period, with the goal of reaching a negotiated agreement by the beginning of summer. If there is no agreement, then the mediator will issue a report by June 30 with non-binding recommendations. See Teachers, p11

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The Fruit Salad Organization is encouraging the school board to adopt a policy to help protect gay teens at local school schools; earlier this year the group collected signatures for its Lemon Pledge, for which students promised to be tolerant and accepting of all fellow students, regardless of sexuality or gender.

up for kids who don’t have a voice of their own?” The abuse many gay teens suffer is beyond mere bullying, says Knowles. “We’re talking about people getting picked on for who they are, for something they have no control over,” he says, likening it to racism. Unlike homosexuality, homophobia is a choice, Van Baarsen stresses. “No one is born homophobic,” he says. “Someone has taught them that. Someone has taught them to hate.” For many gay teens, grow-

ing up means pretending to be someone they aren’t. It means changing the way they talk and how they act and how they dress, so they don’t attract attention. It’s about survival, says Van Baarsen, and the abuse can come from all corners, including one’s own family. While Van Baarsen and Knowles’ parents were both supportive of them coming out as gay, many other teens in their position aren’t so lucky. Earlier this year, Van Baarsen was approached by

a Grade 9 student at another school who came out to him as gay, and asked him for his advice. “Given his situation, I told him it was safer for him to stay in the closet until he’s done school,” he says. “It sucks I have to tell someone that, but he was safer that way.” For some, the bullying can be so destructive, that it leads to suicide. Van Baarsen admits he had suicidal thoughts when he was younger and struggling to come to grips with his own sexuality. “You think there must be something wrong with you,” he says. And the bullying just reinforces that belief. According to the University of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, close to a third of all lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth will contemplate or attempt suicide,

compared to just seven per cent of all Canadian youth. In all, close to 600 youth between age 10 and 24 die by suicide every year in Canada. “Kids are dying,” says Van Baarsen. “But some people just block that out.” Kathryn Ferguson is an English teacher at Thomas Haney, and founded the group last year. Ferguson said she watched one of her best friends get bullied mercilessly in high school for his perceived homosexuality, and wanted to offer gay teens at Thomas Haney a safe haven and a chance to advocate to make life better. “There’s safety in numbers,” she says. “Here they can be who they are and feel comfortable and safe. “These kids are incredibly brave, I’m super proud of them.” Earlier this school year, the

Fruit Salad Organization collected more than 200 signatures for its Lemon Pledge, where students at the school pledged to be tolerant and accepting of all their fellow students, regardless of sexuality or gender. This week, the Fruit Salad Organization, along with similar groups from Samuel Robertson Technical and Maple Ridge secondary schools, are encouraging Maple Ridge-Pitt MeadowsSchool District trustees to adopt a policy to help protect gay teens at local school schools. Knowles says that specific policies have already been adopted by more than 15 districts across the province. The Fruit Salad Organization is currently circulating a petition at the school supporting the proposed policy, and hope to bring hundreds of student signatures to the school board’s meeting Wednesday. “There’s more and more people standing up and saying they support us,” says Knowles. Van Baarsen, for one, says the group efforts have helped to improve the culture at the school by helping students realize gay teens are people too, and deserve respect. “It’s definitely better, especially with younger students,” he says. “Not so much in the community.” Fruit Salad member Leah Bedford says that for the bullying of gay teens to stop, everyone has to do their part. “If you see someone being bullied, stand up, do the right thing, and say, ‘Stop, this is wrong’,” Bedford says. Unfortunately, the stigma of being gay is so great, that it discourages many to intervene. “There’s a worry someone might question their sexual identity,” says Knowles. “And people don’t want to put the energy into dealing with the problem, that would mean they’d have to look at their own behaviour.” Ferguson hopes to see a day when the Fruit Salad Organization isn’t necessary, when the question of one’s sexual identity is irrelevant. “It takes a strong person to do what’s right, as opposed to what’s popular,” she says. “But our numbers are growing ... and that makes it a little more difficult for bullies.”

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year term. Under the order, Irving could also have 28 days leave within that year, when he would be placed in a supportive living facility in order to see if he would be suitable for later placement in the community. While under that trial period, he’d have to undergo daily testing for alcohol use. He could also get unsupervised access outside the hospital, depending on his risk assessment. Irving said he was “extremely sorryâ€? for what happened. “I know I have changed their lives.â€? But Hillaby said the victims remain devastated. Maija-Liisa Corbett, 19, and Hysehim Oh, 46, were killed in the Halu Sushi crash when Irving’s truck plowed through the restaurant’s front window. Irving sat facing the Review Board panel, dressed in jeans, T-shirt and white running shoes with Velcro fasteners, anked by his lawyer and caseworker. He said that when he drank in the past year, he “decided to drink.â€? “I don’t have cravings.â€? He said he doesn’t drink in public, but in his own home. “I get bored. I get lonely. I don’t know what to do with myself. I guess that’s my outlet.â€? He wanted to travel across Canada and said he’s been working for 30 years. “So it’s time to see the world. “I just wish it would be over so I can get on with

life and just continue with life and be happy. I’m just sad now.â€? During the hearing, Irving’s psychiatrist in Cranbrook, Richard Magee, said a CT scan of Irving’s brain showed an injury the size of a quarter, adding that under Irving’s ďŹ rst year in the community he was closely supervised and had close family support. “There was considerable surveillance on him. Under these conditions, we were able to maintain sobriety.â€? But once supervision relaxed in 2011 in the second year of his conditional discharge, “he went back to it [booze] fairly easily and fairly readily.â€? The Review Board heard that Irving has since been kicked out of his brother’s house and both his brother and mother believe hospital is the best place for him. Under the Criminal Code, for someone considered not criminally responsible, a Review Board can order an absolute discharge, a conditional discharge or detention in a hospital. Hillaby pointed out the initial order wasn’t for someone who was drinking and driving. “This is a disposition of a guy who was trying not to drink.â€? Magee said Irving had two lapses in October and another at Christmas, when his supervisors knew he had a bottle of booze. As for the incident in early January, when Irving tested for a blood-alcohol level of 0.4, Magee called that

an “extreme level.â€? “This fellow is essentially a lifelong alcoholic. I don’t think there’s a whole lot of insight [about the implications of his drinking] here.â€? There is “an extraordinarily high likelihood of relapse at this point.â€? Magee, though, couldn’t say whether Irving’s frontal lobe brain injury has reduced his impulse control. Irving’s treating psychiatrist at the hospital, Dr. LeeAnne Meldrum, said his brain injury could affect his impulse control and that Irving was showing some symptoms of frontal lobe damage. Test results for which the hospital is waiting should conďŹ rm that he’d need a high level of supervision, she said. She also pointed out that a blood-alcohol reading of 0.25 could require medical treatment in many people. Irving also told her last month that he wanted to get his driver’s licence back, return to his apartment and travel across Canada. But Irving would require drugs to ensure he didn’t go into withdrawal because of abstaining from alcohol, she pointed out. Hillaby said Irving was motivated by contrition in the ďŹ rst year of conditional discharge, but now “he wants to see the world. “This seems like a markedly different attitude from before.â€? His caseworker at the hospital also said recently he hasn’t shown “a lot

of empathy towards the victims. “It’s more focused on how his life has been affected.â€? Irving also said he’d like to continue with his Alcohol Anonymous program. “They understand what’s going on with my life and they can relate.â€? He said he’d be interested in living in the community in a place where he can get help and “try to solve this problem that I have.â€? Irving’s father died last year and Irving had permission to drive to the Lower Mainland for his funeral. His case manager said via teleconference that Irving had been drinking while driving at that time, although Irving has said he wasn’t intoxicated. His licence later was revoked for a second time. While in the Lower Mainland, he also saw his children. “That was quite an ordeal actually,â€? Irving said. He added that alcoholism is not an easy problem to solve and said earlier he’ll do whatever he has to solve his drinking problem. “I don’t know whether I would go out there and drive again. I have no idea. I hope I never will drink again.â€? He thinks about the crash at Halu Sushi every day, but said if he dwells on it, he gets depressed. “You don’t sound very conďŹ dent about your ability to stay away from alcohol,â€? replied Review Board member Kim Polowek.

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Second candidate steps forward for local NDP Korleen Carreras works for BCGEU, on arts council by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter It’s going to be a contest in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows about who represents the NDP next election. Korleen Carreras said Thursday she’ll be trying for the nomination, against Elizabeth Rosenau. Carreras is the former owner and artistic director of the Port Moody School of Dance and currently works at the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union. She currently sits on the board of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council and is a member of the Pitt Meadows Community Association. She lives in Pitt Meadows with her husband Diego and two sons, Mateo, age 11, and Emilio, age 6. She says she wants restore “integrity and fairness in the legislature and ultimately we need to elect a NDP government to accomplish that,” she said in a release. Constituency association president Craig Speirs is glad the nomination will be contested, saying both would make good candidates and will give the party an even chance to hold the riding in the spring 2013 provincial election, after current MLA Michael Sather steps down.

NDP policy requires that candidates who follow a MLA’s resignation must be female, a member of a visible minority or lesbiangay-bisexual or transgendered. However, nomination dates have yet to be set. Those could take place either this spring or fall, said Speirs. He pointed out that if Terry Carreras Becker has to contest the Liberal nomination with Maple Ridge Coun. Michael Morden, there could be two nomination contests before the election. Morden has yet to make his decision on whether to pursue that.

“Korleen has a diverse background as a business owner, community activist, and as a trade unionist.” “Either of them would be good candidates from the right and we’d have a good tilt here,” Speirs said. “Korleen has a diverse background as a business owner, community activist, and as a trade unionist,” said Pitt Meadows Coun. Bruce Bell, a longtime New Democrat.

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Bullying hurts Today is Pink Shirt Day in B.C. and other parts of Canada, an annual anti-bullying event that raises awareness of the need for action against bullying. The message of this event is that bullying hurts. It isn’t just a rite of passage and it doesn’t have to happen. According to www.bullyingcanada.ca, as many as 25 per cent of children in Grades 4-6 have been bullied and approximately one in 10 children have bullied others. A 2004 study published in the Medical Journal of Pediatrics found that about one in seven Canadian children aged 11 to 16 are victims of bullying. It is important to recognize what bullying is and that it happens in many forms – verbally, socially, physically and one (cyber bullying). Wearing pink on Pink Shirt Day shows people are making the commitment to not let bullying happen. B.C. has seen its share of bullying tragedy. Fourteen-year-old Hamed Nastoh of Surrey jumped off the Patullo Bridge and killed himself leaving a note behind blaming constant bullying he endured at school. Another 14-yearold , Dawn-Marie Wesley of Mission, committed suicide by hanging herself after relentless bullying. The province has taken steps to address bullying in recent years, including a Ministry of Education resource brochure for parents in 14 languages that can be found online at www.bced. gov.bc.ca/sco. Key elements of preventing bullying include fostering self-esteem, social engagement, academic success, inclusion, acceptance, respect for self and others and connection to community. Let’s see what we can do to eradicate this problem. – Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com

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Taxing times for B.C. government VICTORIA – Before this week’s budget debate is drowned out by the shouting over the teachers’ dispute, here’s a look at the main points and the arguments unfolding around them. The setting for Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s first budget B.C. Views is what he dreaded when Premier Christy Tom Fletcher Clark handed him the job. Recovery is painfully slow, with mining and petroleum growing and forest products struggling to hold and build on gains made in Asia. This and the $3 billion dismantling of the harmonized sales tax moved Falcon to limit overall spending growth to an average of two per cent for the next three years. That means little or no increase to all areas except health care, education and social assistance. Despite holding the line on public service pay and not replacing 2,000 positions over the next three years, Clark and Falcon had to postpone the elimination of the 2.5-per-cent small business income tax to get to a balanced budget by 2013. And Falcon has again dangled the prospect of raising general corporate income tax from 10 to 11 per cent, but not until 2014. Business experts applauded the hard line on spending, noting the contrast with Alberta’s big spending and Ontario’s big spending hangover. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston says

Falcon’s two-per-cent spending target is “unrealistic,” and the whole program is motivated mostly by two by-elections this year and a general election next year. He said the proposal to raise general business taxes is a repeat of his effort to save the HST, and it won’t happen if the B.C. Liberals win in 2013. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins made the bizarre claim that it’s an NDP-style “tax and spend” budget, and inaccurately accused Falcon of raising taxes on small business. He also joined the NDP chorus of outrage over ICBC, B.C. Hydro and medical premium increases. Some other hot topics in the budget: • Selling assets. The big one here is B.C.’s liquor wholesaling monopoly, run out of warehouses in Kamloops and Vancouver. Falcon insists the private sector does this kind of work more efficiently, and union contracts will be protected in a bidding process. The NDP argues that selling off a monopoly puts this government cash cow at risk, and points to private retail stores with higher prices and lower wages. The proposed sale of 100 surplus Crown properties has raised cries of “selling the silverware to buy groceries.” But land sales are nothing new for governments, and Falcon prefers that to raising taxes. • Carbon tax. The last scheduled increase goes ahead in July, adding another penny on a litre of gasoline, followed by a freeze and review of the whole climate program. Ralston says the climate plan is “in tatters,” along with dozens of other policy areas that are also under review after 11 years of B.C.

Liberal rule. NDP leader Adrian Dix vows to keep the carbon tax and its offsetting personal income tax cuts, direct carbon tax revenues to transit and rural energy-saving retrofits, and hike the general corporate tax rate from 10 to 12 per cent to pay for it. • HST. Asked what he would have done as finance minister, Ralston suggested getting rid of the HST sooner. Dix continues to misrepresent the HST as solely a transfer to big business, ignoring the small and medium-sized businesses that have a year left to take advantage of input tax credits.

Dix continues to misrepresent the HST as solely a transfer to big business, ignoring the small and medium-sized businesses that have a year left to take advantage of input tax credits. Simon Fraser University economist Jon Kesselman has estimated that poor people will be worse off when the HST ends, while the rest of us will see a very small net benefit.

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THE NEWS/letters online comments • Sarah Little: Re: Pedestrian killed by truck in Maple Ridge (mapleridgenews.com). Every commuter that uses this ‘back route’ knows how desperate this roadway is for improvements. This is the second person to be killed by a vehicle on this back road in the past six months. The road isn’t wide enough for pedestrians, cyclists and horses. All drivers commuting on this road need to remember that the speed limit is 50 [km/h], not 80. How many more people are going to die on this road before someone in a position to do something, does something? Let’s put some of those ideas that have been pushed around on paper for years into road improvements. How’s that for local job creation? • Erika De Groot · Controller at Western K9 Security Services: Re: Pedestrian killed by truck in Maple Ridge (mapleridgenews.com). Terrible news for all Maple Ridge residents. That is a really bad area for any pedestrians and cyclists, too. Maybe the [municipality] will finally do something about this. RIP to this man and sending well wishes to his friends and family.

‘Cut back on spending’ EDITOR, THE NEWS:

I’ve had it with the rising costs of everything. Groceries are up, municipal taxes are up, Hydro is going up, gasoline is going up – thanks to not only oil prices, but TransLink taking another tax on our fillups. When is TransLink going to stop emptying seniors’ pockets? TransLink wants to pay $70 million for a gondola up to SFU. Give me a break. If you can’t afford it, don’t build it.

Do the math on what TransLink is already getting from municipal taxes. I’m all for having an outside audit on TransLink’s books. Our mayor and council don’t seem to have the nerve to stand up to TransLink and say enough is enough. Our mayor also seems to think a raise in municipal taxes is doable for seniors on fixed incomes. I say, cut back on what isn’t necessary. JOAN BEYER MAPLE RIDGE

Time for truths about teachers EDITOR, THE NEWS:

I find it hard to believe that the public would buy into the disrespectful teacher bashing by our government. It tells stories about the lack of government report cards and meetings being so harmful to our students. It’s time for some truths. My 220 parents are better informed than they were with report cards. Through email, my parents are guided to student planners that contain the marks for every assignment for every course they are taking (unlike government report cards). The parents sign the planner to show they are aware exactly where their child is. They know what the expectations are and whether their child is on track, behind or ahead. All grade 12 marks have been posted for scholarship and post secondary needs. Meetings are still happening, Teachers meet collaboratively with each other, as well as with other support staff.

Meeting with parents has never stopped. Teachers have been in touch with many parents by phone, email and in person since September. As for doing my job, I still prepare lessons, teach, assess (two hours every night), contact parents and meet colleagues to work out plans for struggling students. My students have not suffered because of job action. As for my classes, the government lack of proper funding is hurting kids. My grade 8s are 30 to a class with special needs and international students who barely speak English. My communication 11 and 12 classes are made up of many international, SPED and teens at risk. There is no time to give each one the attention they need, so it is watered down trying to give each one their share. The international students are not kids to the boards or the government; they are big dollar bills. These kids come to a strange country,

living with strangers, cannot speak the language and have no friends. These kids arrive with the same issues (learning, emotional, social) that our kids have, but because they are not funded by the government, they do not qualify for the resources our kids get. I have several stories that would break your heart, but nobody seems to care except the home-stay parents and school staffs. Boards are forced to become businesses because of underfunding. There are many teachers changing professions or leaving the province because there is little to keep them here. They come out of university with huge debts. They can only look forward to being in a dead-end job. They have to fight for respect. I have 10 years of university training and 25 years experience. Yet, I am being told how to do my job by non-educators. There has never been a negotiated contract since go-

‘You are supposed to be stewards’ EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: People don’t sell their cars, homes to pay bills (Letters, Feb. 24). I can relate to that with the position that we, tenants of the Legion Towers, have been put in. You mentioned that people

don’t sell their houses to pay the bills and that is exactly what is happening with the Legion and the Towers. Sell it to make repairs to other properties and be left with a surplus of $8 millions. If you substitute province for Legion,

ing to provincial bargaining in the mid ’90s. Millions and millions of dollars have been spent on an organization (BCPSEA) that has never met its purpose. Because of this, I make less and less money every year and my benefits have not been improved in 20 years. I pay my premiums faithfully year after year, but get turned down for every new medication or treatment that is new since then, which included life-saving drugs I needed when I got breast cancer. Is this my reward for years of university education and service to thousands of families during my career? We are at a disadvantage because we work with children. We care about our students and have tried to make a statement about government abuse without hurting them. What choices do we have? NINA FOWELL B.A M.ED, TEACHER THOMAS HANEY SECONDARY

you are supposed to be stewards of the Legion, not the destroyers. Somewhere along the line something has gone amiss from being one of the richest Legions in the Dominion to being cash-strapped. Before the vote takes place, there should be a meeting for a vote of non-confidence with regard to our present executive. BOB KERFOOT MAPLE RIDGE

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Maple Ridge man faces riot charges Crown counsel approved 13 new charges Thursday against five more suspects in relation to last year’s Stanley Cup riot, including four against a 20-yearold Maple Ridge man. Andrew Glenn Cuthbert was charged with two counts of mischief, as well as participating in a riot and arson. Crown has now formally charged 57 rioters with 153 criminal offences, including others from Maple Ridge. Jeff Post and Connor Epp, both 20, were

among 25 suspected rioters who had criminal charges approved against them by Crown in November. Post and Epp both face one count each of participating in a riot and another of mischief. The most r e c e n t charges come eight months after the June 15 rampage that erupted after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins. Onlookers shot video and photos and posted them on social media, fueling what has become a massive crowd-sourced police investigation. Maple Ridge teenager Nathan Kotylak, who confessed on TV, is not among the rioters charged. Kotylak, who was 17 at the time, was caught on camera trying to light a police car on fire, setting a garbage can on fire, and smacking a girl on her breasts. The now-suspended junior national water polo player was

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TAKING A STAND AGAINST BULLYING

New anti-bullying training Y U E N ’ S TA K E S A C T I O N will promote safer schools staff reporter The provincial government is developing a new training program for teachers and administrators on how to deal with bullying. The program will provide extensive face-to-face training within school districts, develop website content and provide initial support to district teams on serious incidents. The provincial government is currently looking for a contractor to provide the program, which it hopes will help reduce bullying, harassment and school-related threats and risks, while building more consistency across school districts.

According to the Ministry of Education, the program will provide parents with resources and tools for parents, teachers and administrators to recognize and talk to students or their child about steps they can take if they are concerned about bullying. The program will also provide training for school and district teams on how to create positive, safe school environments. In addition, specialized training on threat and risk assessment to support teachers to recognize behaviours and help them create community teams to address situations as they arise. The training and resources will be made available to all public elementary and secondary schools.

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aple Ridge- Pitt Meadows secondary students, along with teachers will attend the School District No. 42 Board of Education meeting on today to advocate for trustees to adopt an anti-homophobia policy. They chose to present on what is widely known as Pink Shirt Day – a day that originated because of a specific type of bullying. A Grade 8 student in Nova Scotia was harassed and bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Now students and teachers, and even the general public throughout British Columbia are wearing pink today to not only stand together with the student from Nova Scotia, but to remind us that homophobic bullying is still a grim reality for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students. Secondary students from four Diversity and Leadership Groups – at Samuel Robertson Technical, Garibaldi secondary, Thomas Haney secondary, and Maple Ridge secondary schools – in conjunction with their sponsor teachers and the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association social justice committee, want the district to join the other 15 school districts in B.C. that have already developed antihomophobia policies.

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national poll commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada has discovered that half of all adult Canadians were bullied as children, and a third of those believe that the bullying has had a lasting harmful effect on their lives. The Harris/Decima poll, called the Step Up to Strike Out Bullying Survey, was conducted between Jan. 5 and 8 with a national random sample of 1,034 adult Canadians and is considered accurate 19 times out of 20. The poll also discovered that 62 per cent of those that were bullied feel they would have benefitted from a volunteer adult mentor. As part of national Pink Shirt Day, today (Feb. 29), BBBSC is doing its part to help eliminated bullying across the country. “We are doing the best we can to stop bullying, but more volunteers and financial resources are needed to get the job done,” says Bruce MacDonald, president of the BBBSC. “Mentoring programs can significantly contribute to reducing bullying and its harmful effects,” he says. “By giving children and teenagers the guidance they need to become the positive and caring individuals they are capable of being, we can steer them to a positive path in life.” Keesha Rosario of Pitt Meadows was a little sister herself when she was a teenager and the positive guidance she received led her to become a big sister to a teenage girl in Surrey named Teana, who is now 22 years old. Rosario was bullied at school by a student counselor when she was in Grades 11 and 12. “I was told that I wasn’t post-secondaryschool material and that I shouldn’t bother applying or striving for post-secondary education,” says Rosario. However, Rosario shared her problems with her big sister, Trish, who was appalled by the counselor’s conduct. “She helped give me the confidence and self-esteem to press forward no matter what people said,” says Rosario. Teana’s bullying took place in Grades 10 and 11. She was verbally and physically bullied by a group of girls at her high school.

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Fighting Chance’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood stars Alex McMorran (John Jasper), Jack Rigg (Chairman), Sarah Wolfman-Robichaud (Drood), Jennifer Doan (Rosa Bud), Alfonso Banzon (Neville Landless), Emma Rendell (Helena Landless), Mike Wild (Reverend Crisparkle), Linda Leong Sum (Princess Puffer), Chris Lam (Bazzard), James Walker (Durdles) and Jesse Setka (Deputy). The ensemble features Gordeon Bruce, Mitchell Bryce, Emma Cawood, Lindsay Corbett, Angela Cotton, Spencer Fisher, Jeremy Fornier-Hanlon, Emily Nadeau, Jessica Nicklin, Nicole Smashnuk and Andrew Wade.

Ridge actress in musical mystery Emily Nadeau appears in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Metro Theatre Charles Dickens meets Choose Your Own Adventure in Fighting Chance’s production of Rupert Holmes’ Tony Awardwinning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which features Maple Ridge actress Emily Nadeau. In The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Holmes hands the reins of Dickens’ unfinished whodunit to the audience, who nightly must decide just how that performance will end. It’s a feature that delights audiences and keeps the actors on their toes, according to Ryan Mooney, director of Fighting Chance’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood “We’re excited to explore as many different outcomes as possible,” said Mooney. The outcome is decided by way of an audience vote at intermission. “You can watch our production every night, and see a different ending each and every time,” said Mooney. “It’s musical theatre at its most dazzling and organic.” Though The Mystery of Edwin Drood is

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Emily Nadeau is in the ensemble cast. rooted in Dickens’ bleak Victorian novel, the musical is as fun and festive as a British cabaret. This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale ‘puts on’ its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is

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The Human Statues and the Good Lovelies March 3 8 p.m. Upbeat folk-pop spreading “jubilation across the nation” from local band The Human Statues and JUNO award winners The Good Lovelies.

Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels March 10 8:30 p.m. To say “he plays the harmonica” is like saying “Jimi Hendrix plays guitar.” A not-to-miss show!

Heart Beats March 15 6 p.m. An evening of celebration and dance in support of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council and Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.

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supports programs and events which encourage physical activity or participation in the arts and remove barriers to participation. Funding from Project Better Balance will allow more than 735 students from local elementary and secondary schools and community organizations, through the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council’s Arts Angels program, to experience high quality arts performances at the Arts Centre and Theatre. As well, funding will

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council and Westminster Savings have partnered to expand accessibility to arts programming. Westminster Savings donated $20,000 to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council. The money will provide valuable support for those who might not otherwise be able to access arts programs and live performances in their community. The funding is part of the Westminster Savings Project Better Balance initiative that

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Pitt clinches berth at provincials Marauders through to Fraser Valley semifinals with win over Yale Lions by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force are off to provincials after demolishing No. 8 Fraser Valley seed Yale Secondary at home Monday night by a score of 91-49. Playing in their last home game of the season, the Marauders gave the 400-strong crowd at Pitt Meadows Secondary School something to cheer about as they advanced to the semifinal of the Fraser Valley championships. With the win, the Marauders can finish no worse than fourth at the Fraser Valleys, ensuring them of a berth in the Telus AAA B.C. Boys’ High School Basketball Championships next month. “Our guys did what they had to do in the second half,” said Marauders head coach Rich Goulet. “I wasn’t happy with all the fouls we took... but I was very happy with the win.” The Marauders took the lead early in the game Monday, but still struggled to find their groove in the first half. With time winding down in the second quarter, the Yale Lions pulled within two points, but a late flurry of baskets put the Marauders ahead 38-30 at the half. Pitt Meadows dominated the second half, shutting out Yale for the first six minutes of the third quar-

ter. Pitt went on to outscore Yale 26-7 in the third, putting the game out of reach for the Lions. The Marauders shooters continued to hit their mark in the fourth quarter, scoring 27 points to Yale’s 12. Trevor Severinski led the Pitt offence with a doubledouble, scoring 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Sebastian Marshall had his best game of the season, notching a double-double of his own. Marshall also had 20 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds. Matt Blackaby had 15 points, while R y a n Hopson had 10 points. Mitsu Iwai notched 11 assists and six points. “We need that kind of play this time of year,” said Goulet of Marshall and Hopson’s performance. “The top teams in the province, they can always match up against your top two or three players. But when you have four or five playing like that, you’re going to be hard to beat.” The Marauders, the No. 2-ranked team in the province for much of this season, will now face Surrey’s Tamanawis Secondary School Friday night at 6 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre in the Fraser Valley semifinals. Tamanawis, the No. 5 seed in the Fraser Valley, beat Pitt Meadows in the first game of the preseason this year, and Goulet is looking forward to avenging the loss. “A lot has changed since then,” said Goulet.

Mitsu Iwai of Pitt Meadows is blocked by Sid Sethi of Yale during a senior boys playoff game at Pitt Meadows secondary Monday evening. Pitt beat Yale 91-49. Colleen Flanagan/ THE NEWS

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Flames smoked out by Kodiaks in PIJHL playoff series opener by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Ridge Meadows Flames fell 8-2 to the Aldergrove Kodiaks Monday night on the road to start their best-of-seven playoff series on a sour note. The two junior B hockey teams have met six times

so far this season, with Aldergrove picking up wins in all six games. The Kodiaks finished the season with 59 points to take the top spot in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Harold Brittain Conference, while the Flames snuck into the playoffs with 23 points in the No. 4 seed.

The Kodiaks didn’t waste any time Monday night, getting out in front of the Flames 3-0 in the first period. That prompted the Flames to pull starting goalie Wesley McLeod in favour of back-up Jordan Hospes. Hospes didn’t fare much better, allowing five goals

over the next period and a half. McLeod was back in net for third period, stopping all 12 shots. In all, the Flames goalies faced 53 shots. Alexander Smith and Sean Pesut both had goals for the Flames. Marco Ballarin, Trevor Harris, Keenan Grant, and

Dean Gilmore each registered assists. Game 2 is slated for tonight (Wednesday) in Aldergrove, with the series coming home to Maple Ridge this Friday night for Game 3 at Planet Ice. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Game 4 will be played Monday, March 5, at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge at 9 p.m.

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Last defence Josip Feigelstock of North Fraser Selects United crashes into Marlon Barlow after the goaltender for the PoCo Impact made a save during a U-16 Gold Division C league cup game on Sunday at the Westview secondary turf field. Seconds later, the rebound was picked up and the NFS United were able to score. The PoCo Impact were able to take the game with a final score of 4-3. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

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Gregory rink takes GEWC title staff reporter Terry Gregory’s rink completed their domination in Haney Master’s Curling League play with a runaway 10-3 victory over Wayne Chin to capture the Championship Final. Gregory, along with Max Albrechtsen, Walter Vesa and Earl King, played consistently through the first six ends before jumping all-over the Chin rink to count a 4-ender in the seventh end for the convincing win. The Gregory crew were easily the dominant team this Spring season as they finished in first place in league play and then played solidly throughout the playoffs to win the club championship. Chin’s foursome of George Lagerstrom, Barry Elson and Ed Belsey, tied with Gregory entering the final, came up short in the final game of the A Flight Championships. Meanwhile the Bill Gardner and Darrell Winterlik rinks ended up in a tie for the B Flight championship, both recording victories to remain undefeated. Gardner, with Reg Nelligan, Bob Gooden and Mike Ward grabbed a narrow 7-6 victory while Winterlik, with Mike Murgatroyd, Bob Axford and Roland Hill took a 6-3 victory over Angelo Massaro’s rink.

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MRSS Ramblers advance with 60-57 win over Fleetwood Park secondary by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Maple Ridge Secondary School Ramblers senior boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team beat Surreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fleetwood Park 60-57 to advance at the Fraser Valley Championships Monday night. The No. 13 seed Ramblers will face No. 6 WJ Mouat Hawks in the semiďŹ nal round Thursday night at the Langley Events Centre. In their last meeting of the regular season, the Ramblers lost to the Hawks, 63-55. The Ramblers are 2-1 so far in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AAA Fraser Valley Champi-

Maple Ridge Rambler Max Neumann takes a shot during a game against White Rock Christian on Friday. Maple Ridge lost 69-58. Gord Goble/ SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

onship. In the ďŹ rst game of the playoffs, Maple Ridge defeated Lord Tweedsmuir 64-50. Jacob Durkovich had a monster performance inside with 21 points and 19 rebounds. Max Neumann contributed with 12 points, six rebounds and seven recoveries. Pavel Niemirski also scored 10 points. Lincoln Clarke played strong defensively, shutting down the key shooter on the other team. The Ramblers went on to play White Rock on their home court. White Rock came out strong and led the game 40-25 at the half. The Ram-

blers started to chip away at the lead, and got to within four points, 6258, with four minutes left in the game. Unfortunately, the Ramblers then had a few defensive lapses, and lost the

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SATHER, Margaret 19 December 1939 24 February 2012 Beautiful memory silently kept of one we loved and will never forget.

pleased to announce the arrival of their son THOMAS JAMES FRANKLIN Born January 23, 2012 at 17:01 Weighing 5lbs 7oz. Big Brother Robert Franklin Grandparents are Garry & Janine Johnson & Rob & Lois Franklin, Great Grandparents are Marjorie Johnson, Jean Robertson & June Franklin. A Huge Thanks to Dr. Connor & the maternity nurses at RMH. A special thanks to Catriona, Jen & Susan.

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CHARLOTTE ANNA Born at Ridge Meadows Hospital On Feb. 18, 2012 at 4:56 a.m. Weighing 7 lbs. 4 ozs. Charlotte is welcomed home by 1st time Grandparents Kim & Ben Britton & Grandparents David & Linda Norman All of Maple Ridge. Also thrilled with her arrival are Auntie Katie, Auntie Leah & Uncle Kevin, Auntie Carrie, Cousin Brielle, Greatgrandparents & adoring group of Family & Friends.

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Passed away peacefully on February 20th, 2012 in Northern Ireland. Sadie is survived by her husband John, her daughters; Karen (Sammy), Janet (Gary) and four grandchildren. Deeply regretted by Betty and Drew.

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was always Maple Ridge, where she lived and worked for many years. She was known by many names and played many roles: wife to Arnold, mother of ten, sister, nurse, caretaker and friend. But the one that she liked most was Oma, where, from her comfortable chair, she could direct the chaotic orchestra of her 17 grandchildren and their various appendages. Brave, generous, stubborn, bold, impulsive and at times reckless, she instilled a sense of fairness, responsibility, and a joy for life in her extended family. Her last battle, fought with strength, dignity and tenacity, was below the belt, against the invisible killer of ovarian cancer. She never gave up, never complained and was making ambitious plans to the very end. We love you forever, we´ll like you for always, for all us who knew you, an inspiration you will be.

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IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of

Marilynn Alexander 1940 - 2011 I miss you every day. With all my love, your loving husband Clyde.

My Mother-My Friend, passed peacefully holding my hand on February 21, 2012. Late of Maple Ridge, BC in her 108th year. Predeceased by her husband W.S. Warburton and son David. Survived by her daughter Audrey Hatch; granddaughter Christina Robinson; great grandson Sean Robinson; brother Roy Rundell (Janet) and numerous other relatives and friends. Special Thank You to Dr. Patidar and the staff at Baillie House for all the care given her. No Service by request. A butterfly flies beside us like a sunbeam, and for a brief moment its glory and beauty belongs to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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Service at: Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church 11am Thursday March 1, 2012. In lieu of flowers donations to Ovarian Cancer Canada: http://www.ovariancanada.org/ would be welcome. Condolences may be sent to: www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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Opportunity for an outstanding

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PLUMBING

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TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

SAJE PLUMBING & HEATING Lic. & Ins. Free quotes. Reas. rates

(604)466-8931 www.sajeplumbing.ca

MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

341

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

MOVING & STORAGE

PETS

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

Meadows Landscape Supply

320

*Drain Tile *Site Services *Landscaping & *Snow Removal Call for Estimate 604-607-5812.

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✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

Lawn care Weeding W New Turf Fertilizing W Moss Control Power Raking W Aeration Free Estimate 17 years experience in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows 604.230.1634 or 604.467.3724

604-465-1311

EXCAVATOR & SKID STEER FOR HIRE Specializing in:

• • •

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

Gardening

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

275

ECONOMICAL Junk Removal All Junk - All Hours - Best Prices 604259-2737 / junknyards.com

Flower Beds W Allan Blocks Bark Mulch W River Lava Rock

Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Licensed & Bonded. Call Don 604-462-0480 or 604-861-7418

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

Greg 604-818-0165

(#102055) Bonded

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

JAGUAR LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Service. Design, Pruning, Lawns, Cleanups, Comm/Res. (604)462-1369

Dean 604-834-3076

COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

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• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

DRYWALL

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

PAINT SPECIAL

GREAT ESCAPES Landscaping Strata’s, Complexes, Commercial property grounds maintenance. (604)841-8300

www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES

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Running this ad for 8yrs

F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CUSTOM HOMES

Auto Financing FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-7920599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

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High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

ABACUS ROOFING

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

Asphalt roofs, Re & Re, Shake conversions *30yrs Exp.

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

604-462-9009

Call Chris

456

FEED & HAY

LOCAL HAY FOR SALE. Good Quality! 60lb bale average. $6/bale. Pitt Meadows. Call 604-505-4087.

477

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Chihuahua pups, tiny, 2 males, 1 long & 1 short, vet check, deworm, 1st shots, $650. (604)799-1919

604-618-6401 Marcel. Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate.

281

GARDENING

DRNEWEARTH.COM Call: (604)460-8776

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Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

Let’s Get The Ball Rolling!

✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

Maple Ridge - REVS Saturday March 3 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday March 7 5:30 - 7:30 pm

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS TITLE SPONSOR

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation

For more information, contact Janis Mitchell at 604-852-3331 janis.mitchell@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or Gagan Gill at GaganBBBSFV@gmail.com

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

ALSO IN ABBOTSFORD, HOPE & CHILLIWACK CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS & TO REGISTER ONLINE AT www.mentoringworks.ca

288

HOME REPAIRS

604-618-6401 Marcel Repairs, Maintenance, Renovation Guaranteed work, Free Estimate

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

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PETS 477

PETS

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PITBULLS ~ PUREBRED. Ready for sale. $500. Vet ✔, 6 weeks old. Call 604-217-2983 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, black, ready. $700. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525. TIBETAN MASTIFF puppies. P.B. 8 wks old. Ready to go. Good health. 604-302-5914 or 604-440-3650

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

On Site Truck Equipment & Tool Auction rd

Date: March 3 , 2012 Time: 12:00 Noon Auction Viewing Dates: March 2nd 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m. March 3rd 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Address: 14730 66th Ave. Surrey, BC (AROUND BACK) PARTIAL LIST ONLY Auction Details: As NEW Mac Tool Macsimizer Tool Series Chest (25k AS NEW) HUGE Snap-On Tools Tool Chest, John DEERE Skid Steer bobcat #317, Natural Gas Gensets, 3 large semi truck engines, Pipe Bender w/shoes 1.5”-2.5” , Honda Diesel Genset EX13D, Heavy Duty Truck Parts, 2 4500 w diesel gensets, 6 as new tool boxes full of tools, Gasket and Hollow Punch, Flaring Tools, Oil Filter Wrench Sets, Torpedo Heaters, Workshop Presses, Miller Welder, Ingersoll Rand Impact Guns, 2004 F-350 Crew Cab, rebuilt engine, with new chip, Hyster 50 Forklift, Hyster 2500, 4000 Clark Electric forklift, Toyota 2500lb Electric, Mac Tool Air Conditioner recharging unit, Landa 3500 psi pressure washer, pallet jacks, HYSTER 3000 Forklift, Pipe bender w/shoes 1.5?-2.5?, As New 2 5hp 3ph full size compressors, 3 large air dryers- 1 gates pc707 hose machine with dies 1ph - 2 , 1=2 miller 300 acdc 1ph wire feed machine with gantry feeder. - 1 miller 625 plasma assorted jacks - grinders floor jacks, hero airless paint sprayers with new lines and guns.- Snap on Mac torque wrenchs. - 1 10hp honda pressure washer. - asst Snap-On Mac wrenches sets. - 1 blue star miller 13 hp mobile welder. - 1 ph 100 amp high frequency welder. 1- professional grade pipe. - misc torches - safety equipment.). 1 peca 9 camera surveillance system with cameras. - 2 h beam trolleys. - misc parts bins. - various hand port-apowers, jack stands, jacks ETC.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Queen Pillow Top Mattress & Box • 720 Coil 2.5’’ Pillowtop • Brand New • 10 yr. warranty • Your Price $490 604.807.5864 The Mattress Guy

551

GARAGE SALES

Maple Ridge

Fraserview Village Flea Market, Craft Fair & Art Sale Sat, March 3, 9am-2pm

22610 116th Ave 560

MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

REAL ESTATE 626

HOUSES FOR SALE

#1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1350

Call 604-464-7548 BURNABY & COQUITLAM

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮

2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200 If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

Maple Ridge - 1 Bdrm $550/mo includes hot water . Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm) MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo

* Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

MAPLE RIDGE

Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.

627

HOMES WANTED

MAPLE RIDGE West. upgraded manufactured 2 bdrm home. Age 55+, $45,000 obo (604)477-1900 New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE 374

TREE SERVICES

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

706

S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

RECREATIONAL/SALE

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE; 4 bdrm split lvl, all appl, hrdwd flrs, newly reno’d 2.5 yrs ago, fncd yrd. 2 Blks to dwntn, 5 mins to Golden Ears. $1550. Apr 1. (604) 942-7876. PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1030/$1134/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938. WHONNOCK AREA; 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, NS/NP. $1000/mo incl utils. Avail immed. 778-837-9934

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

MAPLE RIDGE

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE Various downtown locations. Avail. Now! Updated and well maintained. Various sizes 320sf. - 2000sf. Starting at $495/month.

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

604-463-3000

746

ROOMS FOR RENT

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

Rooms from $435/mo. Fully Furn, weekly maid service, cable TV, private bath, on bus route, 5/min walk to commuter rail.

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION ROOMMATE to share 3 bdrm house, 1 bdrm - cbl, int, hydro. inc. $500/mo. Call 778-242-8903

750

SUITES, LOWER

$1150+ utils. Ref. Apr 1 604-512-8725

MAPLE RIDGE Balsalm St & 134 Ave. brand new 2 bdrm bsmt ste. incld’s hydro & gas, alarm & A/C, No pets . N/S (604)773-3912

Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, n/pets. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

604.477.0603

The Scrapper

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

1-800-910-6402

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818

CARS - DOMESTIC

2000 CHRYSLER INTREPID, clean, auto, 4 dr. 125,000km. Great shape. $2900. (604)583-1366 NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call Now! Marty 1-888-414-8042. Big Discounts! www.eagleridgegmc.com.

Camera rear vision, dual pane windows, elec. Awning, A/C, 2000 watt inverter, $5000 in savings! $94,483 (Stk.31063A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2009 Montana 3400RL

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7700 firm. Call 604-538-4883

2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN show room condition, sporty, slick & great for the summer, auto, sunroof, only 47k, blk. leather, local.This can be yours for $11,930/ 604-328-1883 2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $22,500: 9000kms. (778) 895-7570 2011 NISSAN VERSA - 5 dr hatchback, auto, 20K. Loaded. Asking $9800/obo. 778-895-7570

830

MOTORCYCLES

2008 HONDA 150 CRF Dirt Bike Less than 20 hours operating time. LIKE NEW. No scratches. $2000. Call 604-845-1895.

2006 YAMAHA APEX 1000, 4stroke, MLX Mtn. 163” x 2¼” track, reverse, comes with service manual. 1024 mi. Cheapest Apex/4stroke in Canada! $5900 firm. Chilliwack (604)799-8533

851 Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

TRUCKS & VANS

2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext cab, auto, green, 135K, $8300 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 2005 FORD Ranger XLT ext cab, 4X4, 5 spd, 219,000kms, 2nd owner. Pristine cond $6500 (604)341-1445

Sell it fast with a CLASSIFIED AD! www.bcclassified.com

Call 604-467-3944

MAPLE RIDGE: 3/Bdrms, W/D, $1150/mo inclds all utils / cable / int. Immed. 778-242-8903.

Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments

2003 Salem Light: Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras $10,500: (604)463-9428

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

22222 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Inquire in person between 9am - 3pm or

MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.

1 & 2 Bdrms from $685 & $850 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes cable, heat, hot water & parking Seniors discount 21387 Dewdney Trunk Rd

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

Haney Motor Hotel

MAPLE RIDGE: 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, sep entr. ground floor. 5 appl. F/P. $850/mo utils & sat. inc. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. 604-842-1994

Glenwood Manor Apartments

AUTO FINANCING

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

736

22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

Maple Ridge

810

PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.

MAPLE COURT II

RENTALS

COQUITLAM, low rise concrete bldg, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, undg sec. prk, gas F/P, balcony, $1150. Avail. immed. Call (778) 889-3731.

838

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath very clean, quiet. $700 incl util NS/NP. Avail now Gilbert 604-466-6388

(604)466-5799

COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bthrm- 996 sf. Cls to shopping, Douglas College & amen. March 1. N/s, N/p. $1350/mo. Call 604-941-3259

845

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22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

TRANSPORTATION

1 Bdrm & den suite $875 2 Bdrm corner suite $925

MAPLE COURT I

MAPLE RIDGE. NEWER 1 bdrm, 1 bath condo. Top floor. (55 +). Assist. living avail. 24/hr emerg. response. $850/mth. 604-970-9510

APARTMENT/CONDO

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

MOTORCYCLES

PITT MEADOWS, Ford & Harris, 3 bdrm T/H. Quiet family complex, rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-465-4851

COQUITLAM: Oxford Hts. Quiet St. 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste. $850/incl utils. March 15. N/P, N/S. 604-722-3346

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Maple Ridge West. Renovated 4 bdrm T/H. Garage. March 1 or 15. N/S. N/P. $1500/mo. 778-808-1742.

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2005 POLARIS Sportsman ATV, 700 twin, EFI, mossy oak camel, warn winch, front & rear bumpers, Easy-Off windshield, exc. cond. 1538km. $5500 firm. Chilliwack 1 (604)799-8533

Maple Ridge, Laityview Area - very lrg. 1400sf. grn’d lvl. 1 bdrm. sperate laundry. Private yard & street. New Full bath. $850 incls. utils. Sorry No Pets! Call Rick 604.790.7425 MAPLE RIDGE, LARGE 1 bdrm suite, near schools, WCE, & shop centre. $695 incl’s util’s. Own W/D. Brand new carpet/laminate. NP. Avail. now. Phone (778)242-1313. MAPLE RIDGE: New 2 bdrm, 2 bth, W/D, D/W, sep entry, wheelchair access. $1100/mo incl hydro. Near 240th. N/S, N/P. (604)417-4180 Maple Ridge,nr M.Ridge Pk. 1Bdrm suite, 5 applis (incl own w/d), sep entry, lots of street pkng, Mar 15th, ns/np,$800 incl utils. 604-463-8023. MAPLE RIDGE, Thornhill area. lrg. 2 bdrm. Full bath, on acreage. Pri. entry & prkg. $950/mo. incls. laundry & hydro N/S. Small pet okay. Avail. immed. 604-462-0351

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• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

TOWNHOUSES

MAPLE RIDGE. Near hosp. Quiet 2 bdrm T/H, 1.5 baths, incl. heat/hw. 4 appl, 2 prk spots. Sorry n/p. $1020. avail now. 604-708-1661.

TRANSPORTATION

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MATTRESSES staring at $99

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752

TRANSPORTATION

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MAPLE RIDGE 222/Dewdney. Gordon Tower, 2/bdrm condo, u/g parking. $1100/mo. Avail now. 604-467-4450, 604-833-4450.

www.directliquidation.ca

FURNITURE

Large 2 bdrm stes available. Incudes heat, hot water, large balconies. Close to transit.

Queen Anne Apts.

1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

548

WESTGATE APTS Under New Management

GREAT LOCATION

AVAILABLE NOW

BUILDING SUPPLIES

MAPLE RIDGE

RENTALS

PORT COQUITLAM M.Ridge Beautiful 3000 s/f newer home in Albion area. 5Bdrm + den. March 1st. 1Cat ok. $2000.

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St

604-294-2331

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQ CTR area lrg 2 Bdr 12th flr hi-rise,2full baths, inste w/d, gym & sauna in bldng, ns/np, $1250.

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

(Subject to additions & deletions. Terms: VISA, M/C, AMEX, CASH 15% buyers premium)

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706

PoCo 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex with 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms. Avail Now. N/S. $1100/mo.

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

SO MUCH MUCH too mention!!!

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

RENTALS

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

751

SUITES, UPPER

PORT Coquitlam. SxS upper 3 bd, 2 bth, appl, s/deck, view, nr amens, recent renos. $1150. 604-941-4166

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