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The former executive-director of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce has been charged with fraud over $5,000. Dean Alan Barbour appears in Port Coquitlam provincial court April 2 for arraignment, when a plea will be entered. The offences are to have taken place between Dec. 15, 2008 and Jan. 15, 2010. According to a court document, the offence of defrauding the chamber is to have taken place between Dec. 15, 2008 and Jan. 15, 2010. Also accused is Shannon Milne, who faces a charge of fraud under $5,000. See Chamber, p8

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stretch and we are still hopeful that we are going to uncover some additional evidence that we know is out there to lay the appropriate charges against those who we feel are responsible.” McMorris was the only person charged with sexual assault, although police believe more than one person participated and dozens watched. Crown stayed the charge against McMorris after a prosecutor found the available evidence did not provide a substantial likelihood of conviction. See Rave, p3

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‘Allow Crown to keep laying charges’ Giving police that ability could lead to more acquittals by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

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on’t mess with the way bad guys are brought into court unless you want to make lawyers a lot richer and drag down the justice system even more. Two defence lawyers say that allowing cops to lay charges could clog up B.C.’s justice system even more, though they could be rolling in dough because of it. Presently in B.C., police hand their reports to Crown prosecutors, who see if there’s enough evidence to slap on a charge. If there is, the case goes forward. If the prosecutors think police need to do more work, they tell them to gather more evidence. Once they’re satisfied, the charges are sworn and a courtroom date is booked. But B.C. Justice Minister Shirley Bond announced last week that she will review that model and compare it with the system used in most provinces, where police lay charges, then pass them on to the prosecutors. Only Quebec and New Brunswick follow B.C.’s practice. “I, personally, think it would probably provide me with more work,” said Maple Ridge lawyer Robert Gunnell. “At the end of the day, Crown are the ones who make the determination as to whether it meets charge approval standards. “So why would you put that at the front door rather than the back door? “If you want to weed out the stuff that shouldn’t be there, isn’t it better to get that done before somebody is charged?” That could result in dragging people through the courts for months before a charge is stayed or dismissed. Gunnell also pointed out that if police lay charges, only to have them stayed,

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Allowing police to lay charges could also clog the court system further. (put on hold for a year pending more evidence) that file could hang around and show up in an individual’s criminal record check, even though there’s been no conviction. New Westminster lawyer David Milburn wants to know how the conviction rates in Ontario, where police lay charges, compare with B.C.’s. According to Statistics Canada in 2008-2009, B.C. had a conviction rate of 70 per cent and Ontario, 60 per cent. Ontario also had a higher percentage of charges that were stayed or withdrawn – 38 per cent compared to B.C.’s 26 per cent. The current system is working well, Milburn said. Fewer convictions could result by allowing police to lay the initial charges. “I think the charge procedure ought to remain as it is, with the Crown. They’re the ones that have to prove the charges,” he added. The prosecutors are the ones who

have to manage the case in the courtroom, said Milburn, who successfully defended Maple Ridge resident Victoria Turley, charged with failing to provide the necessities of life in the death of teenager Shannon Raymond. The current set-up is straightforward, he added. “You get a report, you read through it.” That can be a halfhour process, after which the Crown prosecutor knows if it’s worthwhile going forward and that any time Crown lays a charge, they’re usually tough cases. “You start having police review charges and determine charges and the Crown, in robotic fashion, goes forward and tries to prove those charges … get ready for more acquittals, get ready for more wasted court time, get ready for more guys like me … making more in the process and having a larger acquittal rate.” But like Gunnell, he’d welcome the business. “As a defence counsel, bring

it on ... As a citizen, I’m opposed to it. In the end, it will result in a less-efficient court system.” The current system also serves as a check on police power, added SFU criminology professor David MacAlister. “I’m sure, for them, there’s nothing worse than putting in a report to Crown counsel and then having it sent back.” Police could file an incorrect charge, then have the Crown withdraw it – but by then the accused’s name is public, he added. Bond has hired Gary McCuaig to review the process as part of the Justice Reform Initiative. Bond said the system of pre-screening charges “works well for the most part – 57 per cent of police reports are assessed within one full working day of being received, 71 per cent within five days and 93 per cent within 30 days.” But she said it’s prudent see if that system can be improved.

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Rave from front Tony Serka, who represents McMorris, dismissed the “code of silence” police are blaming for hindering their investigation. Last month, he said police have ruined his client’s reputation and have heard from many witnesses who are saying things investigators don’t want to hear. Besides McMorris, two others faced charges following the rave. A teenage boy, who was initially charged with making and distributing child pornography, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of distributing obscene

material and was sentence Feb. 10 to 12 months probation. Dennis John Allen Warrington, 20, faces a charge of making and distributing child pornography. His trial is set to begin in September. Thiessen added police will continue to target witnesses who were at the rave and keep their eyes and ears open for new evidence. “We are doing everything we can. It’s up to the rest of the community to do what they can,” he said. “This is all about peer pressure and some young adults and that’s what we are dealing with.”

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Local teachers Todd and Patricia Patrick pose with a coffin during a teachers rally in Memorial Peace Park last week, when they decided to withdraw from volunteer services at schools. However, those grades are unofficial, and this week UBC announced it is considering no longer be accepting self-reported Grade 12 marks from B.C. public school students. According to the UBC’s admissions website, the university will instead wait until official Grade 12 spring marks from the Ministry of Education are provided in early May to make admission decisions, months later than usual. With the adoption of Bill 22 legislation likely to come this week, teachers across the province are making it clear they don’t intend to go back to work quietly. Teachers in school districts across the province have followed

the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association’s move to stop volunteering their time for extracurricular activities. While Bill 22 calls for a mediator to help settle certain issues, Lambert says the process will ultimately fail because the government refuses to budge. “We agreed to modify our proposals significantly and made it clear that teachers were willing to compromise on every objective, including salary. As I have said many times: Everything is negotiable,” Lambert said. “But the government’s ... move to push Bill 22 through the legislature by this Thursday have dashed any hope for a mediated settlement.”

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Sharing the road The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and if Ridge Meadows RCMP data is significant, there are a lot of bad apples on the road. In a recent ticketing blitz by police near local high schools, they handed out 18 violation tickets in 45 minutes to young drivers who figured they’re too cool to put an N on the back of the car. Often the cars are mommy’s or daddy’s, so when they’re driving to school, there’s a good chance parents know that junior is flouting the law by not putting the L or N on the back of the car. B.C.’s graduated licencing program is still new and it might take a while to get used to it, but it’s a great step towards to reducing the carnage of young drivers on the road. By making new drivers realize that driving is a privilege, to be earned in stages, the message is delivered that it’s a serious occupation, deserves complete attention and that a driver’s licence must be earned. What kind of message are parents sending by allowing their kids to drive without an L or N? That their children are ‘special’? The slack attitude towards cellphone use while driving is also something mommy and daddy must improve. Local RCMP say that teenage girls are the worst offenders for talking on handheld cellphones while trying to navigate the streets. That’s a near lethal combination – inexperience and distraction. The law recognizes that and says N drivers get three demerit points. But if parents were doing their job, it wouldn’t get to the point. Those folks have to set an example and ensure the new drivers in the family follow the law, because we all have to share the roads with them. – The News

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Cold climate on Planet BCTF VICTORIA – The stories began tumbling out as soon as last week’s column on teacher union indoctrination of students was posted on our websites. Most parents, retired teachers and administrators requested anonymity, B.C. Views because their kids Tom Fletcher and grandkids still have to go to school, or they have relatives or fair-weather friends in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation who mustn’t be enraged by any contradiction of their dogma. There was the Grade 3 art class in Langley where students were assigned to create anti-Bill 22 protest signs. There was the Grade 6 teacher in Greater Victoria who started a onehour drill on BCTF talking points by telling students not to believe anything they see in the media. There was the middle school in the Gulf Islands that dismissed students early to force them all out in a show of solidarity against the latest of many legislated settlements. And there were the BCTF-BCGEU pickets that blocked entrances to government offices here in Victoria, harassing, threatening and physically blocking office workers in an effort to force them to join the thousands bused in for the traditional howling show of strength for Big State Labour bosses on the legislature lawn. In my 20 years of criticizing the

policies and tactics of teacher union radicals, I have had my office windows smashed twice. I have seen a mob of self-absorbed strikers push a senior off the sidewalk into the snow. My daughter has been subjected to hard-left environmental propaganda in elementary school. I’ve never seen anything quite like this. But, hey, let’s be constructive here. First, I should emphasize I understand that these incidents do not represent the vast majority of dedicated teachers, who wouldn’t think of intentionally abusing their position for personal or political gain. I mean that sincerely. And thanks to all the teachers who sent me lecturing letters, particularly those who insist that they don’t really want another 16-per-cent raise, because their first priority is improving classroom resources. Volume doesn’t permit individual responses to everyone. Authors who begin along the lines of “Sir, you are an idiot” receive lower priority. If I don’t get back to you, please convey your willingness to accept a brief wage freeze to your union executive. They’ve scaled back some of their more egregious prep time and paid leave demands, but apparently your admirably altruistic message has not yet been absorbed. And, yes, I’m aware that the Harvard study of class size and performance I mentioned last week examined charter schools in the United States. I understand that “charter school” is considered coarse language in B.C. As with health care, there must be no serious competitive dynamic or other danger-

ous experimentation permitted within the unionized state monopoly model. And thanks for suggesting I’m an agent of the B.C. Liberals, who invented poverty 11 years ago. East Van MLA Jenny Kwan touched on it in the debate on Bill 22. Children coming to inner city schools hungry, inadequately clothed, with lice. Abused children.

And thanks for suggesting I’m an agent of the B.C. Liberals, who invented poverty 11 years ago. I can assure Ms. Kwan that these tragic realities are not confined to the hellish B.C. Liberal era of spending increases. Indeed, I witnessed all these things in my three-room school in Tomslake, B.C. in the 1960s. Social Credit was to blame then. I remember the school more for its great teachers than its undrinkable water or alcoholic principal. And to all those who provide spellingchallenged advice on journalistic objectivity, here’s the thing: the first rule of opinion writing is to have one. I’m not looking for middle ground in the cold vacuum between Earth and Planet BCTF. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com (tfletcher@blackpress.ca).

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THE NEWS/letters Maybe teachers aren’t so greedy EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Teachers fairly compensated (Letters, March 7). It’s been quite a roller coaster ride reading the various opinions about the teacher job action. First, it seems the public was against me because I asked to be compensated on par with teachers in other provinces, as well as asking for improvements to my benefits plan, preparation time, and paid leaves. It seemed the government, with its constant message of impending economic ruin, held all the cards. Now that teachers have begun to get the word out about classroom conditions, including class size, class composition, under-funding of special needs students, lack of resources, and the amount of personal time and money many teachers put into their students and classrooms, the public seems to be questioning the Liberal government’s mantra. Maybe I’m not as greedy and self-serving as they say I am. I feel it is important to bring some additional points into the conversation. When I was asked by my union two years ago what I wanted them to bargain for on my behalf when my contract expired (June 30, 2011), I said wages and benefits. The reason I said that was because it is illegal for me to bargain for improvements to my working conditions, so what else could I ask for? For a teacher, the most important working conditions are class size, class composition, and the ratio of specialist teachers to students. Bills 27 and 28, passed by the Liberal government in 2002, unconstitutionally and illegally, took away my right to negotiate for these things – and don’t forget, my working conditions are also my students’ learning conditions. Another point is that the concessions BCPSEA, or, as we all really know, the Liberal government, has on the table are outrageous. These concessions are the only thing the supposedly neutral mediator appointed by the Liberal government will be allowed to mediate on. Among other things, these concessions will strip me of the right to choose my own professional development. Currently, I have the right to decide what will be most beneficial to me and my students based on what is happening right now in my classroom. These concessions will give the principal the right to transfer me out of the school at any time throughout the year for ‘administrative’ reasons. These concessions will give the principal the right to fire me after a single unsatisfactory evaluation. One strike, I’m out. I would not only be fired from that school or district, I would be fired from ever teaching anywhere in this province again. Period.

“I’m appalled. I’m scared. I’m angry. This is more than just a net-zero mandate.”

These two concessions alone will effectively silence me from speaking out about anything I disagree with. This is too much power to put in any individual’s hands. I don’t think most principals want this power, but some do. My contract currently has provisions that allow the principal to evaluate me. It also ensures that I am offered support and mentoring to improve my practice, followed by subsequent evaluations to see how it’s going. The usual three strikes, you’re out, applies. I’m appalled. I’m scared. I’m angry. This is more than just a net-zero mandate. But I’m not going to give up this fight to stand up for my rights and those of children and workers across this province. Whatever side you come down on, get informed, ask questions, read Bill 22. I did. KRISTINE OLSEN MAPLE RIDGE

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‘We accept your resignation’ EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Most on council don’t want wage increase (The News, March 7). Coun. Al Hogarth, well at least thank you for being honest – it’s all about the money. It is obvious that you do not get it – we, the taxpayers (also known as your employer) are not in a position to give you a raise, especially when the best you can claim is that: “I think we’ve done a good job.” Where I worked, doing a good job was required just keep your job. To earn a raise you had to excel on a consistent basis, and even then, if the company was not doing well, no one received a raise. And where do you get off with this idea of asking staff to make a recommendation for council on whether or not to have a raise? The District of Maple Ridge staff are not dolts. They can figure out that if they recommend council receives a raise, then council will see fit to support staff receiving a raise. That is part of what is wrong with municipal government costs increasing at a faster rate than any other level of government. There is no oversight (an auditor general), much less control. Few of you treat our money (the taxpayers) with an respect. It is like an ATM that some mysterious ‘Money Fairy’ keeps filling up – it is not. Enough with the whining about the long hours, extra work and lost opportunities. Doing more for the same or less pay

has been the reality for years. Either find another job with more pay or get on with the work. To my knowledge, no one, and certainly not the residents of Maple Ridge, held a gun to your head and made you stand for council time after time. You chose to run for council. You have been caught and should resign as you ran in last November’s election on the false pretense of wanting to serve the community. You were in it for the money.

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Step downside EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Most on council don’t want wage increase (The News, March 7). We just had elections and had 28 candidates run for six council positions in Maple Ridge. I am sure most of them were not running to represent our district on the basis of how much money they were going to make as a councilor. In fact, most indicated they didn’t want the scheduled increase. However, now we see Coun. Hogarth wining about how much money he is losing being a Maple Ridge councillor. Surely, he was well aware of the conditions of being in the real-estate business and being a councilor as he was re-elected. Mr. Hogarth, if you don’t like the finan-

cial conditions of being on council, I am sure the runner-up, Craig Speirs or others who put a hard effort into the elections, will step up to the plate and replace you. WILF MCINTYRE MAPLE RIDGE

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Re: Most on council don’t want wage increase (The News, March 7). I read with concern that Coun. Al Hogarth may be going through some financial problems being on council and having to lose some $90,000. Perhaps Mr. Hogarth should stop running for political positions if it is such a hardship. I’m sure that there are a number of people in Maple Ridge who would be thrilled to earn $37,300 for a part-time position. Our household lost 75 per cent of our income and we struggle to maintain our modest life on less than what he makes at council. I’m tired of hearing rich people whine about how hard life is. Live a year in my shoes and see what real people go through. As for the job getting harder, every self-serving decision made by council makes life here more difficult, and things get harder to bear for everyone. E.L. WILLMOTT

it during the campaigns. Who, one wonders, are the real fools? It is almost as if we have our own Rush Limbaugh.

online comments • Lorne Riding · Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Re: Most on council don’t want wage increase (mapleridgenews.com). I thought the man had some serious concern for our city, not his fortunes for such concern ... too bad we have to wait for over two years to correct this error on our part. • Claus Andrup · Principal at Andrup Corporate Consultants Inc.: Re: Most on council don’t want wage increase (mapleridgenews.com). The voters are fools to be sucked in time after time after time. His attitude – if it is true – without putting too fine a point on it, is outrageous. He will probably run for mayor next time and the gluttons for punishment (speaking of gluttony) will no doubt elect him. Reminds of Wall Street’s ‘greed is good’ line. It must be good, the voters of Maple Ridge vote time after time for greed, yet whine about

• Sandy Macdougall: Re: Most on council don’t want wage increase (mapleridgenews.com). Neither Mayor Daykin nor any of his council members have the slightest clue about how some people are struggling to keep their heads above water. It shows in their attitude towards tax increases and their wimpish representation of Maple Ridge with TransLink and other regional functions. They all have champagne tastes while many of us have to cope with beer budgets. • Alvin Cohen · a sand grade grader at self-employed: Re: Most on council don’t want wage increase (mapleridgenews.com). It’s called greed ... if the rules for real estate agents were still in force he would have to make a decision on which position to keep.

What historic value will remain in Daykin family home? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Mayor’s family home preserved (The News, March 7). After reading the proposed historic designation requested for the Daykin house and renovation plan, you have to give your head a shake. The house is old, but not historic – well, maybe to the mayor’s family. But the current owner is proposing to split, lift, turn and double the size of the structure and wants a five-year tax holiday to pay for it. When it is finished, what historic value will it have? None. If the property didn’t have a con-

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nection to the current council, I bet it wouldn’t make the agenda. Now add the mayor’s photo op with the story and tell me municipal hall is not biased when it comes to a vote? As for Coun. Al Hogarth’s complaint of losing $90,000 in income by sitting on council, well, he knew the salary terms when he stood for election. So what’s changed? There must be other benefits while being on council, otherwise why would he stand for re-election for several terms when suffering financial losses each year greater than the average

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resident’s income? The council pay structure needs a review. To peg counsel’s pay at the 65 percentile of 10 Lower Mainland cities is too high. Being among the smaller towns, we shouldn’t be only 35 per cent below the highest paid. All levels of elected officials need to be reminded that our pockets are not bottomless and they need to tighten their belts during tough economic times and reject some of their legacy projects.

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Becker business person of the year by Phil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce recognized its top achievers at a sold-out event Friday. President Ken Holland said the Business Excellence Awards at the Pitt Meadows Golf Club went well. Winning one of the top

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the under-20-employee category was Fuller Watson, while the business with more than 21 people was Nurse Next Door Home Care Services. The best home-based business was Easy Daysies while it was a tie between WildPlay Element Park and Stomping Grounds Coffee for best new business. The company providing the best customer ser-

vice was Love That Deal, while Steam Car Wash was given the excellence award for innovation. Ridge Meadows Recycling received the award for best community service. Hammond said the chamber has climbed out of the ďŹ nancial hole after running a deďŹ cit in 2010. It took out a $30,000 loan and has since paid that off.

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Chamber from front The offence to have taken place during the same time period. The two also face a combined charge of issuing a forged document. Charges were sworn against the two on Jan. 26. Current chamber president Ken Holland didn’t want to comment on the charges. “We’ve heard a lot of rumours, but a lot of them are not true.�

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Friday he was focusing on the Business Excellence Awards banquet, which sold out. The charges were a surprise for Barbour. “This kind of came out of left ďŹ eld – very, very disappointed. “It’s in the courts right now and we’re going to defend ourselves.â€? He added that he expected positive developments in the next few weeks. He said the charges

have nothing to do with the chamber’s ďŹ nancial situation and that when he left “there was a lot of stuff said that wasn’t true.â€? Asked if the chamber was in a deďŹ cit when he was executive-director, Barbour said it depends on how you look at the numbers. “I don’t consider it to be as bad as some people might look at it on the surface. But again, it’s

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June Daykin succumbs to cancer at 86, six months after husband by P hil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin has lost his mom, just six months after his dad Norm died. June Daykin died of cancer on March 3 at age 86, following Norm Daykin’s death last fall. She was born in Edmonton then after high school, moved to attend the Northwest Bible School in Port Moody. The two married in 1950 and are survived by five kids, Ernie, Helen, Roy, Gord, and Ken and raised their family at the Daykin home on York Street and Dewdney Trunk Road. “There was always a pot of soup on the stove, canning to be done or clothes

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Computer stolen from Maple Ridge bank contributed Someone did a smash-and-grab at a Maple Ridge bank on the weekend, but instead of taking cash, took a computer. Ridge Meadows RCMP said around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, a man smashed the front window of Scotia Bank on 225th Street and Lougheed Highway, grabbed an office computer, then took off. A witness described the culprit as between 5’8” and 5’10”, with dark hair, and a black jacket with a yellow sign on the back. • Anyone with more information is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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Spanish Beginners Thursdays, March 29-May 31 6:00-7:30 pm $159/10 sessions $10 Book Fee

Computers for Absolute Beginners Saturdays, May 26-June 16 10:00 am-noon $109/4 sessions

Simplified Solutions with Wesley Brown

Social Media for Business T-F May 29-Jun 1 9:30-11:30 am $159/4 sessions

7:00-9:00 pm 12:30-2:30 pm

Dental Reception Certificate Program Saturday June 2 10:00 am

Personal Development

Piles to Files Tuesday, April 24 6:30-9:00 pm $39/1 session Downsizing & Clearing Clutter Tuesday, May 8 6:30-9:00 pm $39/1 session Wesley Brown’s Goal Workshop: Bucket List Tuesday, May 22 6:30-9:00 pm $39/1 session Organizing Memorabilia Tuesday, June 5 6:30-9:00 pm $39/1 session

Spanish Advanced Tuesdays, March 27-May 29 7:30-9:00 pm $159/10 sessions $10 Book Fee Spanish Essentials Tuesdays, April3-24 6:00-7:30 pm Tuesdays, May 1-22 6:00-7:30 pm $69/4 sessions $5 Book Fee Cleansing Detox Clinic - with Patricia Dominquez, Holistic Natural Nutritionist Thursday, March 29 7:00-9:00 pm $39/1 session Family History: Introduction to Genealogy Wednesdays, May 2-30 7:00-9:00 pm $139/5 sessions Beginner Fly Tying Monday/Wednesday, Apr 16-25 7:00-9:00 pm $99/4 sessions

Recreation and Fitness Zumba© Tuesdays, March 27-May 15 $64/8 sessions $10/drop-in

Spanish Intermediate Thursdays, March 29-May 31 7:30-9:00 pm $159/10 sessions $10 Book Fee

7:00-8:00 pm

Pilates – with Kathy White Mondays, March 26-June 18 9:30-10:30 am Wednesdays, March 28-June 6 (no classes April 9, 23, 25 & May 21) $89/10 sessions $10/drop-in Kundalini Yoga, Meditation & Art With Siri Kirtan Kaur Khalsa Saturdays, April 14-June 9 1:30-3:00 pm $129/8 sessions Wing Chun Kung Fu – with Simon Sui Saturdays, April 14-June 23 9:30-11:00 am $119/10 sessions Muay Thai – with Simon Sui Saturdays, April 14-June 23, 11:10 am-12:40 pm $119/10 sessions

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop You CAN live a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition. This is a FREE six-week selfmanagement workshop for adults 19 and over. Also welcome to attend is a family member, caregiver or friend. You will learn how to understand and learn ways to manage symptoms, get started making lifestyle changes, make daily tasks easier, set goals and learn problem-solving strategies, and take action toward living a healthy life. This program is offered in partnership with the University of Victoria - Centre on Aging, Self-Management Programs. Saturday Apr 14-May 26 10:00 am-12:30 pm Riverside Centre To register: Please call 604-940-1273

FoodSafe Advanced (Level 2) Sa, May 26 8:00-5:00 pm $99/1 session Forklift Operator Safety Certificate Sa, April 14 8:30-4:30 pm Sa, May 19 8:30-4:30 pm Sa, June 16 8:30-4:30 pm $179/1 session $30 book / certificate fee

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west coast auto group OUR BIGGEST ST EVENT OF THE YEAR YEA

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$

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www.mapleridgenews.com - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, March 14 , 2012 --21

west coast auto group OUR BIGGEST ST EVENT OF THE YEAR YEA

0

REBATES up to

*

THE

8000 ON REMAINING 2011’S

F E A T U R I N G

FINANCING UP TO % FOR

MONTHS* OR UP TO IN N DDI DISCOUNTS SCOUNTS ∞

ON SELECT SELE CTT MODELS MOD MODE LS

ON OTHER OT SELECT MODELS

AVAILABLE

Cash purchase priced from… $

$

Lease for just

UP TO

15,040 178

SALE PRICE

21,396

$

Well Equipped from just $16,390 or Finance for just $102/bw

3000

Lease from $ per month

159 per month

$

D4XS52 AA00 SL AWD model shown

2012 Mazda2

48 month lease, 2.9% APR, DP $2558, TP $11,102 0% may not be combined with cash purchase price

now with

BU42EMA

2012 TOYOTA CAMRY

ALL NEW FOR 2012!

Priced from… $

25,390

Lease from $ per month

2012 NISSAN ROGUE S FWD

25,428

STARTING $ FROM

FINANCE FOR

98 bi-weekly at 3.99% APR

140 0

^

$

Well equipped from

$14,090

Well equipped from

Lease from $ per month

299

BI-WEEKLY†

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Priced from… $

29,660

$

329

156 bi-weekly at 3.99% APR $24,890

^

FOR

FINANCING

WITH

SALE PRICE

0

$

MONTHS*

20,749

$

DOWN

25,593 $ 141 0% 84 STARTING FROM

$

WITH

2012 Mazda5

LEASE FOR

CREW CAB SL 4X4 MODEL SHOWN

2012 NISSAN TITAN CC SV 4X4

2012 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S

BI-WEEKLY†

^

$ WITH

FOR

FINANCING

MONTHS*

10,500

0

FINANCE FOR

30,752

$

IN CASH DISCOUNTS °° ON SELECT 2012 MODELS

130 bi-weekly at 0 % APR $20,290

E6SD62 AA00

*0%0%/0% purchase financing for up to 84/84/72 months available on 2012 Rogue/Atima Sedan/Sentra models. Representative finance example based on Selling Price of $25,593 for 2012 Altima 2.5 S, FWD (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission, financed at 0% APR for 84 months equals $304.68 per month with $0 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $25,593. '$10,500 Cash Discount is only applicable to the purchase or lease of new 2012 Titan CC SV 4X4 (3CCG72 AA00), automatic transmission on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time. Cash Discount value varies by model and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. This discount is based on non-stackable trading dollars and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Conditions apply. See your Nissan retailer for details. †Finance offers are now available on new 2012 Rogue S FWD (W6RG12 AA00), CVT transmission/2012 Altima 2.5 S (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission/2012 Sentra 2.0 (C4LG52 AA00), manual transmission. Selling Price is $25,428/$25,593/$16,945 financed at 0%/0%/0% APR equals $140/$141/$109 bi-weekly for 84/84/72 months. $0 down payment required. Cost of borrowing is $0/$0/$0 for a total obligation of $25,428/$25,593/$16,945. ^$25,428/$25,593/$16,945 Selling Price for a new 2012 Rogue S FWD (W6RG12 AA00), CVT transmission/2012 Altima 2.5 S (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission/2012 Sentra 2.0 (C4LG52 AA00), manual transmission. Models shown $35,928 Selling Price for a new 2012 Rogue SL AWD (Y6TG12 AA00), CVT transmission/$33,693 Selling Price for a new 2012 Altima 3.5 SR (T4SG12 AA00), CVT transmission/$23,545 Selling Price for a new 2012 Sentra 2.5 SE-R (C4SG12 AA00), CVT transmission/$41,848 Selling Price for a new 2012 Titan CC SL 4X4 SWB (3CFG72 AA00), automatic transmission. $10,500 non-stackable Cash Discount on 2012 Titan CC SL 4x4 SWB (3CFG72 AA00), automatic transmission is included. 1Based on the December 2011 AIAMC report. '*†^ Freight and PDE charges ($1,650/$1,595/$1,467/$1,630), air-conditioning tax ($100), certain fees where applicable are included. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes (including excise tax and fuel conservation tax, where applicable) are extra. Finance offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between March 1st, 2012 and April 2nd, 2012. ‡Preferred Customer Program: If you currently lease or finance your Nissan vehicle through us, you may already be pre-approved to lease or finance your next new Nissan model. The 1% Preferred Customer Reduction is currently available on new 2011 Quest; 2012 Sentra, Altima Sedan or Coupe (except Hybrid), Versa Hatchback or Sedan, and Titan models. Incentive program rate adjustments cannot reduce the lease or finance rate below 0.0% and will apply to the rate offered by Nissan Canada Finance at the time of the transaction. Please contact your Nissan Dealership for Nissan Canada Finance pre-approval terms and eligibility

we will not be undersold

203

CANADIAN TIRE

sales@westcoastmazda.com www.westcoastautogroup.com

LANGLEY

Golden Ears Way

High

way #

1

lowest prices guaranteed

2012 F150 SUPERCAB 4X4 LEASE FOR

TOLL FREE

PA

19625 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows

www.westcoastautogroup.com

LOUGHEED HWY

MEADOW GARDENS GOLF

NISSAN

479/

$

MONTH PLUS TAXES

All prices and payments are net of ALL rebates and where applicable include the Ford Custom Cash alternative as a down payment. Lease a Focus/Fiesta/F150 with $0 Down Payment plus 1st payment, $524 Dealer Fees and levies plus taxes for a total due at signing of $995/$975/$1250 a monthly lease payment of $270/$264/$479 for 48 months with a Lease End Value of $8920/$8574/$14507 with 16,000/16,000/20,000 kilometres per year. OAC, See dealer for details.

WEST COAST

V N 203rd

NISSAN 1-866-208-8820

DL#30501

E

WEST COAST

FA032444

FOR 72 MONTHS $0 DOWN AT 6.99% INTEREST OR FINANCE FOR UP TO 72 MONTHS AT 4.99% INTEREST

BAD CREDIT GOOD CREDIT EVERYONE GETS APPROVED DON’T PAY FOR 3 MONTHS & GET CASH BACK* EVERY PREOWNED SALE PRICED FOR THIS EVENT* *SEE IN-STORE FOR DETAILS

HARRIS RD

LOUGHEED HIGHWAY

*

PITT RIVER BRIDG

1-866-334-2119

▲ N

MAPLE RIDGE

200 St

TOLL FREE

BURGER KING

PITT MEADOWS

SPIN WIN

purchase any pre-owned vehicle & TO shoot to...

TICKETS TO THE GAME VANCOUVER JERSEYS CASH BONUS VACATION GIVE-A-WAYS & MUCH MORE!

RD

westcoastautogroup.com

20000 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows

LOUGHEED HWY

STAPLES

A better place to buy a car!

ZOOM. ZOOM.

BRIDGE EARS

19950 Lougheed Hwy., Pitt Meadows

▲ N

SAFEWAY

WEST COAST

D EN G OL

1-866-910-1579

DEWDNEY TRK RD

DL 26469

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

RK

TOYOTA MEADOWS GARDENS GOLF COURSE

IF IT’S NOT WORTH DRIVING, THEN IT’S NOT WORTH SELLING.

he shoots he wins!

WE SELL MAZDAS. WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?

All prices and payments plus taxes and fees. *All Ànancing on approved credit. ++ See dealer for detail * On selected new vehicles.

MONTH PLUS TAXES

SALE PRICE

now with

UU4ENAA

264/

$

FOR 48 MONTHS $0 DOWN & 0% INTEREST OR FINANCE FOR UP TO 72 MONTHS AT 0% INTEREST

$

DOWN

FT172348

FREIGHT & PDE incl.

48mo, $2295 down payment, 1.99%, $9,650 TP. All finance 84 month terms - plus taxes

48 mo lease, 3.9 % APR, DP $3318, TP $19,110

MONTH PLUS TAXES

2012 FORD FIESTA 5DR HATCHBACK 3.5 SR MODEL SHOWN

The best highway fuel economy of any SUV sold in Canada... including Hybrids

Well equipped from

Lease from $ per month

270/

$

G4SY62 AA00

FINANCE FOR

$

FS326258

FOR 48 MONTHS $0 DOWN & 0% INTEREST OR FINANCE FOR UP TO 72 MONTHS AT 0% INTEREST

2013 Mazda CX-5

ZF4DVPA

2011 TOYOTA TACOMA

$

WITH

Well equipped from

now with

2012 FORD FOCUS

freight & PDE incl.

DOWN

16,945 $ 109 0% 72

NVXK63 AA00

48 mo lease, 2.9% APR, DP $2208, TP $16,560 0% may not be combined with cash purchase price

$

Introducing the All-New

3000 BONUS CASH

24,625

WITH

MONTHS*

STARTING FROM

$22,790

$

Cash purchase priced from… $

84 0

2012 NISSAN SENTRA 2.0

B5XB52 AA00

151 bi-weekly at 0 % APR

UP TO

2012 TOYOTA RAV 4

FOR

LEASE FOR

2011 Mazda 6 2012

now with

BF1FLTA

%

FINANCING

$

$

48 month lease, APR 3.9%, DP $2688, TP $16,032

WITH

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278

V

We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express

FORD LINCOLN

DEWDNEY TRUNK

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$

ON ALL 2012’S 2012 Mazda3

7000

WEST COAST

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%

HARRIS

FINANCING G LE AVAILABLE

RENOVATION SALE

or

$

located at the north end of the new golden ears bridge

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176 St

0

%

bridging the gap

20370 LOUGHEED HWY. MAPLE RIDGE

1-888-251-7930 DL 6077

www.westcoastautogroup.com

www.westcoastautogroup.com

STAPLES

BURGER KING

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cclaimed acoustic group Tiller’s Folly released its eagerly anticipated new album Go The Road to much fanfare with recent appearances at the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and shows in Georgia and North Carolina in late February. Go The Road, an all-acoustic album, continues the band’s musical move in a refreshing new direction and promises to introduce Tiller’s Folly to new audiences in the bluegrass, folk and Americana markets. The first single, Death and Taxes, features John Cowan and Josh Shilling along with Tiller’s Folly member Bruce Coughlan sharing lead singer roles and is currently serviced to radio worldwide via AirplayDirect.com. The final list of guest artists featured on Go The Road reads like a who’s who of acoustic music: John Cowan (Newgrass Revival/Doobie Brothers/John Cowan Band); Sam Bush (Newgrass Revival/Sam Bush Band); Josh Shilling (Mountain Heart); Ronnie McCoury (Del McCoury Band/ The Travelin McCoury’s); Cia Cherryholmes (The Cherryholmes); Scottish Music Hall of Fame member Phil Cun-

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(From left) Tiller’s Folly features Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster, banjo, viola, guitar), Maple Ridge’s Bruce Coughlan (songwriter, lead vocals. Guitar, bodhran, flute, whistle) and Laurence Knight (producer, bass, vocals). ningham (Phil & Ali); heralded singer-songwriter/producer Wendy Waldman; Scott Vestal (Sam Bush Band); Jeff Autry (John Cow-

an Band/The Travelin McCoury’s); and Randy Kohrs (Randy Kohrs Band/Jim Lauderdale/Dolly Parton); as well as Vancouver Island’s

acclaimed award winning producer Joby Baker. Tiller’s Folly is the Pacific Northwest’s critically acclaimed,

internationally traveled ambassadors of song and at the forefront of a bold new movement in acoustic roots music. For the past 16 years, through thousands of performances stretching from the Pacific Northwest to the British Isles, they band has spread its memorable blend of energy, history, musicality, romance and fun from small and large halls to theatres and festivals. Featuring Maple Ridge resident Bruce Coughlan on lead vocals, as well as Nolan Murray and Laurence Knight, Tiller’s awardwinning productions continue to expand and refine a potent mix. Hailed by critics, the band’s words and melodies are at once populist, minimally produced and poignant, while at the same time singularly powerful and sincere. Fueled by an unfailing passion and enthusiasm for the music, Tiller’s Folly is continuingly experimenting with different phrasing, tones and textures while recording with some of the most exciting and innovative musicians and singers in the business today. Tiller’s Folly is back home on Saturday for a show at the Vancouver Celtic Festival at 12:30 p.m. • For links to their new album Go The Road, visit the entertainment section at mapleridgenews.com

Meet Maple Ridge mystery writer Cathy Ace launches her first novel The Corpse with the Silver Tongue at the ACT In the south of France, where hatred simmers in the heat, a man seemingly admired, but certainly feared, is killed during a dinner party. All of the guests fall under suspicion, as each one has a possible motive for murder. Add to that the disappearance of an ancient gold collar that’s said to be cursed and you have the ingredients for a Nicoise salad of death, secrets and lies. Will the resourceful Cait Morgan find the killer before she, too, becomes a victim of a murderer who is driven by a surprising, and disturbing, motive? The first novel in mystery series by Maple Ridge writer Cathy Ace, The Corpse with a

Silver Tongue is a classic whodunnit, features Welsh Canadian Professor Cait Morgan – a criminologist who specializes in profiling victims, when she’s not over-indulging in gourmet food. Ace was born and raised in South Wales. After graduation, she moved to London and began a successful career in marketing communications, which eventually took her across Europe. Ace then relocated to British Columbia, where she has taught the MBA course at the University of British Columbia. She has also taught at various Lower Mainland universities, and is currently lecturing at Simon Fraser University. Her love of crime fiction began at an early age: she graduated from Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie when she was 10 and has never looked back. Her short story Dear George published in

the U.K. and across Europe in the anthology edited by Harriet Ayers titled Murder and Company. The story was also selected to appear in the anthology Thrillers, edited by John Foster and published by Longman Books, which was a set text for the UK’s “O” level in English Language. Dear George and Domestic Violence, two short stories written by Ace, have been produced by Jarvis and Ayres Productions as “Afternoon Reading” broadcasts for BBC Radio 4.

Book Launch Cathy Ace launches The Corpse with the Silver Tongue at the ACT on Saturday, March 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Pianist plays Westacres Janina Fialkowska known for her interpretations of Chopin and Mozart Pianist Janina Fialkowska returns to the Maple Ridge Music Society this week with a program of Schubert and Chopin. Beloved the world over for her exquisite pianism, Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for more than 30 years with her glorious lyrical sound, her sterling musicianship and her profound sense of musical integrity. Celebrated for her interpretations of the classical and romantic repertoire, she is particularly distinguished as one of the great interpreters of the piano works of Chopin and Mozart. She has also won acclaim as a champion of the music of 20th century Polish composers, both in concert and on disc. Born to a Canadian mother and a Polish father in Montreal, Fialkowska started to study the piano with her mother at the age of five. Eventually she entered the Ecole de Musique Vincent d’Indy, studying under the tutelage of Mlle. Yvonne Hubert. The University of Montreal awarded her both advanced degrees of “Baccalaureat” and

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a commemorative medallion provided by the Royal Canadian Mint. Recipients will also be honoured at a special Gala Awards weekend in Ottawa on May 4 and 5. Fialkowska’s six ATMA recordings have been enthusiastically received by critics and music lovers around the world. Her latest recording, Chopin Recital II will be released on April 24.

Showtime The Maple Ridge Music Society hosts pianist Janina Fialkowska on Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. at Westacres. Tickets: Call 604 467-3162 or visit mapleridgemusicsociety.com.

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Lisa-Marie, The ACT Front of House Manager and twin daughters Adelyn and Kaelyn, dancers, singers and make-believers, are proud to support the arts.

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B.C. begins overhaul of senior care Number of B.C. seniors to double by 2029 by Tom Fletcher Black Press Faced with a sweeping report from the B.C. Ombudsperson on problems and inconsistencies in senior care, Health Minister Mike de Jong has launched an effort to simplify the path navigated by families finding health care for the elderly. Ombudsperson Kim Cart-

er’s new report makes 176 recommendations, including a need to provide clearer information to people seeking a space in a care home or assisted living facility. De Jong said the health ministry will launch a toll-free phone line by June for people to express concerns about the system. A new seniors’ advocate office is to be established at an unspecified later date. De Jong agreed with Carter’s finding that it is too difficult for families to find care spaces, and to de-

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Pitt Meadows’ first family of basketball by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter

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or Pitt Meadows Secondary School’s star centre Trevor Severinski, basketball is a family affair. The captain of the senior boys’ squad is preparing for a run at a provincial title this week, and there will be plenty of support from the Severinski clan in the stands at the Langley Events Centre. The basketball court is familiar ground for the Severinskis. In all, nine members of Pitt Meadows’ first family off basketball have suited up for the Marauders boys’ and girls’ basketball teams in the past 30 years. There must be something in the milk at the Severinski’s dairy farm, says longtime senior boys’ coach Rich Goulet. “It’s pretty unique,” he says. “On and off the court, the family has done so much for this program.” Trevor’s father, Leroy, and uncle, Kevin, both played for Goulet in the mid-1980s. “They were known as the Severinski Crunch,” says Goulet. “If you got caught in between the two of them, you weren’t coming out.” While the Severinski boys were the heart and soul of the Marauders on the court, their mother Louise was a staunch supporter of the team off the court, organizing fundraisers and working the concession. In 1986, with older brother Kevin captaining the team in his senior year, the two Severinskis led the Marauders to a second place finish at the AA B.C. championships. Leroy soon married Darlene Kinney, who’s brothers played for crosstown rivals

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The Severinski clan (from left to right): Kurtis, Greg, Danielle, Marissa, Leroy, Trevor, Amanda, Kevin, Audra, Brandon and Ryan. just the great memories, it’s the life lessons you get out of it; being held accountable for your actions, team work, learning how to manage your time.” About 10 years ago, Goulet first began to see the second generation of Severinskis take to the hardwood. The first was Kevin’s daughter, Amanda. But when she entered high school at Pitt Meadows eight years ago, the girls’ program had no one to run it. So Kevin and Audra McNicol took on the task of coaching and managing not only the senior girls’ team, but the Grade 8 team as well. Amanda graduated in 2010, but the Severinskis stayed on to run the school’s girls’ program.

Maple Ridge secondary’s senior boys’ basketball team, while Kevin married his high school sweetheart, Audra, who was captain of the cheerleading squad while he was captain of the basketball team. But despite their basketball careers being over, the Severinskis were never far from the game. Even though her children had all graduated, Louise continued to help fundraise for the basketball team, and even helped organize school dances. Kevin and Leroy both helped Goulet coach the Junior Grizzlies program, which evolved into the Steve Nash League. “Basketball has been good to us,” says Kevin. “It’s not

“I don’t know how they find the time to do it all,” says Goulet. “Kevin runs a dairy farm and Audra has four kids. But it doesn’t matter how busy their day is, they can always find time.” Kevin’s son Brandon was next, playing for the Pitt Meadows senior boys’ team for two years, culminating in a fifth-place finish at provincials last year, along side his cousin Trevor, then in Grade 11. Kevin’s daughters Marissa and Danielle have also played for the Marauders girls’ squads, as is Leroy’s son Kurtis, now in Grade 8, while younger brother Ryan plans to play for the school’s Grade 8 team next year. Not surprisingly, the netting on both the basketball

hoops at the Severinski’s Pitt Meadows farm have been shot to shreds. However, there is one Severinski who stands above the others, literally and figuratively. At six-foot-six, Trevor is the tallest of the Severinskis to play for Pitt, and the most skilled. “His dad was the star centre in high school, and so is Trevor,” he says. “But from there they are totally different.” To start with, Trevor is three inches taller. He’s also been the recipient of a lot more training, on and off the court. “In Leroy’s day, we practiced and we played,” says Goulet. Not so nowadays,

with players taking part in strict training regimens all year long, elite training camps, and a more structured provincial development program. “Trevor’s one of the best shooting centres I’ve ever had,” Goulet says. “There not many big men that can shoot like him.” As a result, Trevor is currently entertaining a number of scholarship opportunities to play for Canadian universities after he graduates this June. “With a Severinski, you know they are going to work hard,” says Goulet. “You know they are going to solve problems, not create them. They know what commitment and excellence is all about.” When Goulet suffered a stroke last April, the Severinskis were there for him. Kevin was the first one to the hospital, and Louise would bring him soup while he recovered at home. Leroy, meanwhile, took over coaching the team in Goulet’s absence. “They’ve been unbelievable,” he says. “The whole family is just amazing.” For the Severinskis, the feeling is mutual. “He’s put so much into that program and given us all so much,” says Kevin. “I’d love for my kids to stay around here and have grandkids play for Pitt someday.”

Provincials The Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force senior boys’ basketball team opens the 2012 B.C. AAA Boys’ High School Basketball Championships tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.

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Senior girls Ramblers fifth in B.C. by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Despite entering the 2012 B.C. High School Girls’ AAA Basketball Championship as the No. 10-ranked team in the province, the Maple Ridge Ramblers finished in fifth place after going 3-1 at the tournament. The Ramblers pulled off a number of upsets at the provincial finals last weekend, knocking off the No. 5-ranked Handsworth Royals in their opening game, as well

as beating No. 8-ranked Argyle secondary. The Ramblers only loss of the tournament came on Thursday as they fell 71-33 to eventual provincial champions South Kamloops Titans. That loss relegated the Ramblers to the consolation round, where they beat Argyle 66-55 on Friday. Ramblers star centre Kolbie Orum had 25 points in that game. Maple Ridge won their final game of the tournament, 65-55, against Claremont secondary.

Orum averaged 24.5 points per game in the tournament, with 14.25 rebounds, earning her a spot on the tournament’s first all-star team. Orum is off to Mississauga later this month for the national age group assessment camp. There she will be competing with 44 other female basketball players from coast to coast for a spot on the Canadian junior women’s national team. The team will be competing at the FIBA Americas U-18 World Champion-

ship in Puerto Rico, August 15-19. Last year, Orum played for the Canadian cadette women’s team, competing at the 2011 FIBA Americas U-16 Championship in Mexico last June, scoring 33 points in five games. The 2012 Maple Ridge Ramblers are: Kolbie Orum, Lauren Lamont, Haeley Williams, CoralLee Antaya, Danica Severinski, Devon Cousins, Gabby Cousins, Shara Marchand, Kirby Marchand, Melissa Fong, Lindsay Charrow, and Jane Grisley.

Ridge native picked for Canada U-17 team staff reporter Maple Ridge native Guiseppe du Toit has recently been selected to the Canadian U-17 team headed to the 2012 International Rugby Festival in England next month. This is du Toit’s first time slipping into a Canadian jersey. “I knew it would be highly competitive going into the tryouts with the best players in Canada, but I have put in many hours of hard work so I was confident in my abilities,” said du Toit. “I am really happy because making the national team has been a long term goal for me.” The Grade 11 Shawnigan Lake School student, picked up his first rugby ball in South Africa where he was born and lived till 2000 when his family immigrated to Canada. “Growing up in the passionate rugby playing country of South Africa, it was the norm to play rugby and every kids’ dream,” du Toit said. “I picked up my first rugby ball at the age of six and haven’t wanted to put it down ever since.” Du Toit hones his rugby skills with the senior squad at Shawnigan Lake School, a private boarding school on Vancouver Island. Coach Tim Murdy praised du Toit’s natural talent. “Guiseppe has great vision as an attacking back, and as a result has the ability to make very astute decisions as an attacking player,” he said. “His foot skills, developed early on through his years as an elite soccer athlete, are world class. He is a fantastic tactical player and goal-kicker”. The U-17 squad will head out on March 29

to insure a comfortable week of acclimatization and time for two training matches prior to the opening of the tournament on April 7. Canada’s first game will

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for the Flames and was selected second star. The Kodiaks now advance to the Harold Brittain Conference ďŹ nal against the Abbotsford Pilots, who defeated the Port Moody Black Panthers in their ďŹ rst-round series. sports@mapleridgenews.com

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Sandra Darlene Granberg, ended a long Àght against Breast Cancer on March 10th, 2012. Sandi was strong and a great provider for her family, working for various companies during her career such as the Hudson Bay company, B.C.F.P., Sears Canada, Queenship Yachts, Extra Foods and her enjoyment of working with the ladies at H&R Block and the public during tax season and Volunteering at the Friends in Need Food Bank. Sandi is survived by her loving husband, Lance Granberg, two children, Luke Clifford (Susan) and Tania Clifford and two Grandchildren whom she adored, Staisha Cemm and Chantell Hurford. A great animal lover. Sandi is the Àrst in her family of nine children who grew up in Thunder Bay Ontario, to have her life cut short and is survived by her parents, Nonie and Marvin Rowe of Rainy River Ontario, and sisters and brothers Lindi (Stu) Duncan of Arden, Ontario, Wendy (Pat) Camilleri, Gail Waller of Woodstock, Ontario, Karen (Terry) Newman of Fort Frances, Ontario, Carol (Dan) Wright of Wakaw Saskatchewan, Doug (Carol) Rowe of Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Lyle Rowe of Thunder Bay, Ontario and Leslie and Brian Monro of Campbell River, B.C. A small gathering will be held on Thursday March 15th, 2012, between 12 and 4 pm at the Open Door Church located at 11391 Dartford Street, Maple Ridge. Donations to The Friends In Need Food Bank in lieu of Áowers will be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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June 20, 1926 ~ March 03, 2012 June Daykin, born June Helen Clarke, won her battle with cancer and went to be with her Lord and join Norm on March 3, 2012. June was born June 20, 1926 in Edmonton, Alberta the Årst child of Helen and Samuel Clarke. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Edmonton. Upon graduation June moved to the West Coast to attend Northwest Bible School in Port Moody. June was predeceased by Norm, the love of her life for over 61 years, just 6 short months ago. June is survived by her children: Ernie (Judy), Helen (Steve), Roy (Tanya), Gord (Diane), and Ken (Sherry), by her grandchildren: Christine (Ryan), Michael (Dana), Nicole, Richard (Amanda), Hailey, Pamela, Jennifer (Troy), Ashley, and Nathan, and by her great grandchildren Joshua, Caleb, Katie, Tasia, and Lucas. June is also survived by sisters, Shirley and Emily and brothers, Alec and Bob In 1949, June stole Norm Daykin’s heart when she arrived at Burnett Fellowship Baptist to help in Sunday School. On August 16, 1950 wedding bells rang in Edmonton for Norm and June as they became husband and wife. June was the Årst of the Clarke clan to head to the “Wet Coast” after getting married. She worked with Norm on the farm and in the garden and soon the kids started to arrive. The four boys and Helen kept June hopping. There was always a pot of soup on the stove, canning to be done or clothes to launder but there was also always time and space for guests. Whether they were the new pastor, a visiting missionary, family and friends from around the world, or from just down the street, the door was always open. There was always room and with an extra potato put in the pot there was always enough to eat. June made it all happen and everyone felt right at home. Right up until a few months ago visitors always knew there was a bed and a good home cooked meal to be had at the “Daykin Hotel.” Burnett Fellowship Baptist was a large part of June’s life…from 1949 right to recent years. She served as the Sunday School Superintendent for many years as well

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Kenneth was a long time resident of Holyrood Manor in Maple Ridge, BC. Funeral Services for Ken are being conducted by Garden Hill Funeral Services with burial in the Maple Ridge Cemetery. Contact Garden Hill Funeral Chapel for specific details of time and place of the service. 604-463-8161.

as teaching. June worked tirelessly with the Woman’s Mission Circle… rolling bandages to send overseas, making gorgeous quilts or writing letters encouraging a wide range of missionaries. June gave generously of both time and money to support missions across Canada and around the globe. Though she never saw the missions Åeld in a physical sense her heart was always there with those working throughout the world. June also shared generously her time and talents with the Girl’s Club at Burnett. In September of 1969 after years of volunteering in the class room June was hired by Maple Ridge School District as a teacher’s aide to work with children with learning difÅculties. The family has heard many times from both co-workers and students that June had a tremendous positive impact on folks. Whether it was those she worked with or the students she helped to grasp concepts and subjects, Mom made a difference. June was proud of her family as well… she took great pleasure reading to her kids, grandkids, or great grandkids. There were always books for Christmas under the tree for all ages. She instilled a love for reading and learning in the whole family. She would protect any of the family with a passion and Åerceness of a mother bear looking out for her cubs…no matter how old the cubs were. Mom was a great role model as a wife, mother and grandmother…we will miss her dearly. Celebration of June’s Life: the family invites you to a service to be held at 2 pm on Sunday March 18, 2012 at Burnett Fellowship Baptist 20639 123 Ave. In lieu of Æowers a donation to Missions projects at Burnett Fellowship in June’s name would be appreciated. A BIG Heart Felt Thank you to Doctors Robson and Little and the nursing staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital, Emergency and 2 West wards. Your professional and caring attention for Mom’s care in her Ånal days was outstanding. To the staff of Nurse Next Door; especially Carol, Kelly, Norma, Nicole, and Jaz, please accept the family’s appreciation for your assistance in enabling Mom to stay in her home for as long as she did. You looked after our Mom with care and dignity, for that we will be forever grateful! Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

Patty passed away peacefully at Willow Manor on February 29, 2012 surrounded by her children. She left this world to be reunited with her beloved husband Ron. Mom was never happier than when her family was gathered around the dining room table enjoying a family celebration. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Laurel (David Brunke) and Robyn (Michael Mahlmann), her son David (Vicki), her grandchildren and great grandchildren Jordan (Melissa, Keirra), Nicole (Chris, Jazzmyn, Jayden, Jaxon), Haley and Emma. Mom was born and raised in Winnipeg where she met and married the love of her life Ronald in 1948. She became a military wife who could transform any house into a warm and loving home no matter where they were posted. Over the years she became a gourmet cook and an exquisite seamstress and quilter. Her presence will always be with us as we snuggle under one of her beautiful quilts. Mom took great pride in her grandchildren and loved to have them come for the weekend. In 1980 Mom and Dad settled in Chilliwack and became active members of their community. Mom volunteered with the St. Thomas Guild, the Unique Boutique, Chilliwack Senior Resources and was a member of the Chilliwack Rotary Anns and the Chilliwack Quilters Guild. For the past two years Mom had lived in Maple Ridge to be closer to her children.

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SEASONAL WORKERS Local cut flower greenhouse operation in Maple Ridge looking for F/T and P/T seasonal workers from March to October. Duties include flower harvesting, greenhouse experience an asset. Email resume to: albionfreesia@telus.net or Fax: 1-866-262-7751

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EDUCATION

An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proficient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Benefits offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to mgratwicke812@gmail.com

EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Traffic Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email Traffic_King@shaw.ca LANDSCAPER LABOURERS with experience in retaining walls. Starts @ $16./hr Fax 604-462-7853 RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

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EDUCATION

STUDY.WORK. S U . O

SUCCEED.

TRAIN TO BE A SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER IN MAPLE RIDGE TODAY! Community & Social Service Workers administer & implement a variety of social assistance & community services programs including life skills workshops & substance abuse treatment programs. They also assist clients in dealing with social and personal issues. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field.

JOIN US ON:

SALES COORDINATOR Primary responsibilities include: inside sales, shipping and receiving, sales support and administration for the branch, inventory control, and pricing. Previous experience in the survey and construction industry would be an asset. As the exclusive Topcon Dealer in Western Canada, we are the best choice for GPS, Lasers, Total Stations, Machine Control Automation, GIS, and supplies. Brandt Tractor is a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandtjobs.com or by calling (306) 791-8923. Email resume indicating position title and location to hr@brandttractor.com or fax (306) 791-5986.

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HELP WANTED

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

If you live on or near one of these routes and you are interested in delivering papers please call circulation @ 604-476-2740 and quote the Route number. brian@mapleridgenews.com .

CNC MACHINIST Trades qualified manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available.

MANUAL MACHINIST Trades qualified with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.

GRINDER Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.

HARD CHROMED PLATER

MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season

All Ages, All Ethnicities

CALL 604-558-2278 SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: careers@southrock.ca Fax: 403-568-1327 www.southrock.ca

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195

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Local Charity requires regional rep for the placement/collection of product displays. Independence/ability to travel, design/execute routes, reliable vehicle, people skills, inventory control and proven stability a must. Position for mature applicant, offers flexibility of self employment. Commission based income 20-40K. Inquiries to: brenda@futurefundraising.com or fax 1-888-556-6728, inquiries will be replied by March 23.

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EDUCATION

Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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Our client, a Langley based international venture is looking for an experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic or millwright who will be responsible for assembling, installing and testing drive train and transmission equip. This is an indoor role for someone who enjoys daily challenges that come with working on new and innovative technologies. with Red Seal Certification is an asset. COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS OFFERED

E-mail resume: abhi.trehan@adecco.ca or call: 604-278-1824

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

TRADES, TECHNICAL

LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.

Apply now

Call 1-866-642-1867 MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN MAPLE RIDGE Funding may be available.

604-463-1174 6 www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

(#102055) Bonded

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Also rubbish removal available Email: hoot&owl@telus.net Gary 604-339-5430

Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Licensed & Bonded. Call Don 604-462-0480 or 604-861-7418 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

604-618-6401 Marcel. Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you, or someone you know just have a baby? How about a Birthday or Anniversary? Advertise your special occassions with us bcclassified.com

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GARDENING

Cutting Edge Lawncare Ltd.

Does it make a difference?? You bet your grass it does!! W Maintenance W Power raking W Fertilizing W Pruning W Landscaping WClean-up

✶Residential Specialist✶

604-468-8889

George 604-466-9514

DRNEWEARTH.COM Call: (604)460-8776 Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

CLEANING SERVICES

“AN EXTRA HAND” Exp. Hardworking, reliable cleaning lady. Also grocery shopping, light errands & companionship, to-from appoint Louise Reasonable rates. 604.467.3665 A PERFECT SHINE Residential & Commercial Cleaning 604-619-3796 Vi

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539 Home Maid Cleaning Services Oxygen based, broad spectrum, non toxic disinfectants included 12 yrs of service, $25.00/hr. Connie 778881-4889 - home-maid@live.ca

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

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M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

HERFORT CONCRETE NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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

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DRYWALL

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

35 YEARS Carpenter Experience HANDYMAN Call Don 604-462-8905 Cell 604-880-4904 ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

Making Your Renovation Dreams Come True... Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured

www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594

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ELECTRICAL

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.

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HOME REPAIRS

604-618-6401 Marcel Repairs, Maintenance, Renovation Guaranteed work, Free Estimate TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

604 575 5555

300

LANDSCAPING

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure NO Wood byproducts used

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

**SPRING SPECIAL** COMPOSTED MUSHROOM MANURE $5/Yard + Delivery *****************

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY

604-465-3189 DRNEWEARTH.COM

COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754. Taping, spraying, patches & boarding jobs. No job too big or small 30 yrs exp Del 604-505-3826

(604)836-9274

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS

CONCRETE & PLACING

Roofs, windows, doors, painting, drywalling, flooring, bsmnt. finishing.

28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

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

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SCOTT FAMILY RENOS

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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Become a

Work & learn 3 days a week bridging to Practical Nurse in less than a year.

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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Touching hearts, helping others... All in a Day’s Work!

HEALTH CARE ATTENDANTS

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Certified Turf-Grass Management Tech.

EDUCATION

PRACTICAL NURSE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the

WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

Your Career Starts Here

FINANCIAL SERVICES

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

EDUCATION

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

# 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

SALES

WELLS INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES in Langley has an immediate opening for a counter sales position. Pref experience in the industrial supplies market, ie: fasteners, abrasives, cutting tools, safety supplies etc. Hours: 8:00 - 4:30, Mon - Fri. Call 604-534-5456 or email resumes to info@wellsindustrial.ca ask for Ron

PERSONAL SERVICES

CLASSIFIEDS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO BUILD BUSINESS.

F/T Chef (Maple Ridge) Korean Rest. 3- 5 yrs exp. Prepare & cook meals $17.00/H Tel. 604-459-3339

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CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright

CARRIERS NEEDED The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows 40100109 - 113 Ave, 230 St, Gillis Pl, Harrison St, Lougheed Hwy, Olund Cres, Telosky Ave 40220268 - 216 St, 217 St, Dewdney Trunk Rd 40330328 - 114 Ave, 207 St, Dartford St, Lorne Ave, Waresley St, Westfield Ave 40320376 - 202 St, Dewdney Trunk Rd, Telep Ave 41011022 - Bonson Rd, Maple Pl, Somerset Dr 41011030 - Cobblestone Lane, Fieldstone Walk, Streamstone Walk 40330325 - Beckly St, Chigwell St, Ditton St, Hampton St, Kent St, Lorne Ave, Princess St, Wharf St 40210212 - 128 Ave, 228 St, 228A St, 229 St, 230 St, Barnsdale St 40220263 - 121 Ave, 122 Ave, 216 St, 218 St, Acadia St, Mountainview Cres 40100114 - 218 St, Dover Rd, Laurie Ave, Lougheed Hwy, Wicklow Way 40100112 - 220 St, 221 St, Dewdney Trk Rd, York St 40100131 - 116 Ave, 225 St, Brickwood Close 40400424 - 133 Ave, Boulder Pl, Bryant Dr, Granite Way 40220266 - 124 Ave, 221 St, Davson St, Moody St 40400432 - 138A Ave, 139 Ave, 139A Ave, 2229 Lane, 229 St, 229B St, 230 St, Docksteader Loop 40330334 - Lorne Ave, Ospring St, Princess St, Wanstead St 40330329 - Eltham St, Lorne Ave, Melville St, Ospring St, Princess St, Wanstead St

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Call: (604)460-8776

DUTCH TOUCH Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076

Green Services Ltd

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

604-463-3644 604-861-1490


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

LANDSCAPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

TREE SERVICES

REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. 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 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Instant Grassifacation!

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PLUMBING 626

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows (Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)

604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847 JAGUAR LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Service. Design, Pruning, Lawns, Cleanups, Comm/Res. (604)462-1369

SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing

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SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373 PRESSURE Washing & Painting 20% Discount until June 30/12 Sentry Building Maintenance 604-80966474

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

Call Chris

S. H. Landscaping Tree Services

604-462-9009

Trimming W Pruning W Topping Clean-upW Garbage Removal

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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

CANE CORSO mastiff, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.

2 BDRM.

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

Great location for seniors!

MISC SERVICES

For more info. google us.

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)

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

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

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

778-233-4949

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

T & K Haulaway

Cocker Spaniels: Proud parents of 8 pups, born Feb 2. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails/dews done. Ready Apr 1. Purebred, no papers. $600. 604-888-0832 Eves 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 NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Must Sell (Ltd.) Will deal. 24x36, 39x57, 60x100. 40 yr paint (Steel Bldgs) Pro-Rated freight to site Erection Avail. Source# 1O5 866-609-4321

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS Int./Ext. + POWER WASHING. Man & Wife with combined Exp. of 75+ Years. 604-467-2532

TOPSOIL

• • •

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

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TREE SERVICES

AAA Tree removal done RIGHT! “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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

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 1-866-9815991. 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

(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 FRESH COAT PAINTING ~ Int/Ext, Drywall repair, Texture ceilings, Free Est. (778)868-5307 James

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HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

New SRI *1152 s/f dblwide $77,900 *14x70 full gyproc single wide, loaded $66,900. Repossessed Mobiles & Modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $84,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

663

MAPLE RIDGE/ PITT MEADOWS

1 Bdrm Retirement Condo For sale by owner 604-467-0176

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO #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

PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

M.Ridge Beautiful 3000 s/f newer Immaculate home in Albion area. 5 Bdrms + den. 1Cat ok. $2000.

PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

PoCo downtwn 2bd condo,2bath new windows, clean bldg, amens room, near parks. Ns/np, $1100.

REAL ESTATE

PoCo Coast Meridian/Grant.1Bdr condo in renod bldg, some new appls,inste laund rm, ns/np. $800

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 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * 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 1 bdrm, bright corner unit with sundeck, 3rd flr. Heat incl, cvrd prkg. $730. 604-219-0267

MAPLE RIDGE

AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.

MAPLE COURT I 22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715 &

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

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo

Clean, very quiet, large,

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

MAPLE RIDGE

WESTGATE APTS Under New Management Large 2 bdrm stes available. Incudes heat, hot water, large balconies. Close to transit.

Call 778-788-1845

Call 604-464-7548

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.

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

MAPLE COURT II 22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

MAPLE RIDGE Central. Lrg 1 bdrm nr amens, insuite w/d, d/w, patio, vaulted ceilings, sec u/g prk. Immed Ns/Np. $780 +utils. 604-307-2241. MAPLE RIDGE CENTRE

1 and 2 BDRM APTS, newly renovated, hardwood floors, heat & hot water included. No pets. From $750/mo for 1 bdrm; $950 for 2 bdrms. Available now. Close to amenities.

Call 604-467-5677

750

SUITES, LOWER

2 bedroom renovated bsmt suite in metrotown area. Shared laundry/ half utilities $1200. References REQUIRED!! 604-910-4528

Burnaby 2 bdrm lge livrm cls to bus BCIT SFU. Walk to Deer Lake. Absolutely NS/NP. Quiet tenant. $850 incl hydro/cbl Apr 1. 778-855-7471

COQUITLAM Oxford Hts. Quiet st. 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste. $800/incl utils. March 15. N/P. N/S. 604-722-3346

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

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

MAPLE RIDGE, Silver Hts. 1 bdrm + lrg den + strg. ste. Newer house, nice big kitch. Incl utils, cbl, wifi, house alrm & pri entry. NS/NP. Avail now. $875. 604-970-7046. PORT COQUITLAM

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

604-464-3550

MAPLE RIDGE

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

604-537-4140

604.477.0603

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

RUBBISH REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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

Senior Move-In Allowance.

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St

RECYCLE-IT!

Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

Fencing & Allan Block

746

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

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.

Weeding W New Turf Fertilizing W Moss Control Power Raking W Aeration

317

Glenwood Manor Apartments

AVAIL. NOW

Lawn care

356

Maple Ridge

Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen/bath/living Quiet older N/S hse. $375 604.941.2959

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge

Flower Beds W Allan Blocks Bark Mulch W River Lava Rock

ROOM & BOARD

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

GARIBALDI Court

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

745

FURNISHED room in family home in Sidney. Close to town and bus routes. $500.00 per month. (778) 426-3433 or email: trumanhmason@gmail.com

Call 604-467-3944

Gardening

Free Estimate 17 years experience in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows 604.230.1634 or 604.467.3724

APARTMENT/CONDO

(604)466-5799

604-463-4568

PETS

706

MAPLE RIDGE Fraser St. Spac. & clean 1 bdrm condo, u/g prkg, cls to downtown & transit. $770 + hydro. Avail. now. Call 778-773-4730

RENTALS

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

2 Bdrm, 2 bath, avail April 1. 3 appl’s ~ laundry hook-up, $904/mo. $2000 for shares. Credit check.

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504

RENTALS

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

22170 Dewdney Trunk Road

FEED & HAY

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

477

APARTMENT/CONDO

Devonshire Housing Co-op

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

706

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

PETS

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

RENTALS

EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581 AUTOS: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking.

N.POCO brand new 2 bdrm ste, clse to all ament NS/NP $1000 incl util TV inste ldry. 604-603-6590

OVER 1300 sq. ft. one-bedroom legal basement suite with private atgrade entrance in Silver Valley neighbourhood of Maple Ridge, includes frid/stove, m/w, d/w and i/s washer & dryer. Looking for quiet non-smoking single or couple. Rent for single $750 includes utilities; for couple $800 plus third of utilities. Apr. 15 or May 1. Cable separate. Call 604-377-0021.

751

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM, 3 bdrm., deck., share ldry., prkg., no dogs. N/S. April 1. $1175 mo. 604-937-3534

752

TOWNHOUSES

MAPLE RIDGE. Near hosp. Quiet 2 bdrm T/H, 1.5 baths, incl. heat/hw. 4 appl, 2 prk spots. Sorry n/p. $980. avail now. 604-708-1661.

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

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

715

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

COQUITLAM west. Newer 1200 s/f half duplex, 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 2 traffic lights to SFU, nr amens, n/s n/p, $1200 +%utils. 604-721-8424.

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm house with den, near amens, fenced yard, cement patio, dble garage, 4 appls, NS/NP, $1300/mo. Avail now. Call 604-438-0329 after 6 pm. MAPLE RIDGE, Central: 5/bdrms, 3/bath fresh paint, CDS, dbl gar, 2,000sf . Nr all amens & schls. N/P, N/S. $2100+ utils. (604)785-8851. MAPLE RIDGE East 2 bdrm rancher, suits single, fenced, security, brand new appl’s, n/s, n/p, immed $1000/mo incl util’s (604)727-5023 PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1075/$1175/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938. POCO: Very clean 2 bdrm SXS duplex, big yard, garden, garage. NP/NS. $1150/mo Avail. immed. 604-942-5492 & 778-865-1555.

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

COQUITLAM CTR; 2 bdrm apt, u/g prkg, all appls, big patio, Avail now $1100/mo. NP/NS. (604)377-8093.

604-463-3000

COQUITLAM CTR, Douglas Ctr aquatic ctr, stadium, clean well maint’d 996sf 2 bdrm 2 bath, Apr1. N/s, N/p. $1295/mo. 604-941-3259

PRACTIONER’S ROOM, great for massage/acupuncture/counseling, etc. Utils incl. Shrd greeting/waiting area $425/mo. (604)219-0267

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

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1990 Olds Cierra blue 6cyl auto 4dr no accid. low K’s a/cared Grandma’s car $3000obo 604-465-5103

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $6250 / 604.312.7415

2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251


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TRANSPORTATION 838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

HEART BEATS

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

2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

PROUDLYPRESENTS

IN-APLE2IDGE

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

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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

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

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

4HURSDAY -ARCHTH Autos â&#x20AC;¢ Trucks â&#x20AC;¢ Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

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

GOLDSPONSOR

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 The Scrapper

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2002 HONDA CRV EX, AWD, black auto, 157,900 km. No rust or dents, lady driven, $9500. 604-542-9921 2004 ACURA NDX black on black 2nd owner, loaded. Asking $15,500. 604-805-7773 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2006 Nissan Frontier Crewcab 4x4 SE w/ canopy - all pwr. options, standard, local, no accident, 128K, exc. cond. Body lift, suspension, rims, tow hitch & loads of extras. $16,995 Call 604-916-7688

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2001 CHEVROLET ASTRO VAN 8 pass. white, mechanically sound, excellent cond. in & out. No accid. local. $3000 obo / 604.306.0144 2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, extâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d cab, auto, green, 135K, $8000 firm. Call: (604)538-9257

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Maple Ridge News, March 14, 2012  

March 14, 2012 edition of the Maple Ridge News

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