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RCMP deal a new era for cities Contract promises better cost control, accountability by Je f f Nage l Black Press

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Trashed Empty beer cans and trash litter the skate park at Thomas Haney secondary on Thursday, while bicycle tire tubes and shoes hang from tree branches. Spring break ends this weekend as students return to school Monday.

Federal and provincial ministers signed a new 20-year RCMP contract Wednesday, ushering in what B.C. cities hope will be a new relationship with Mounties and better control over spiraling police costs. City councils, which got their first look at the full text last week, have until the end of April to ratify the agreement. Any city that doesn’t like it can terminate its RCMP service and form a municipal police force or partner with an existing one. Cities will also get a two-year, optout option going forward and a review of the contract is promised every five years. “We are creating far more transparency and accountability in policing,” B.C. Justice Minister Shirley Bond said Wednesday at a signing ceremony. See RCMP, p3

Teachers to vote on provincial ban Class in session as normal come Monday, but spring sports, grad ceremonies likely affected by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter B.C. teachers are considering a ban on all extracurricular volunteering, the provincial teachers’ union announced Wednesday, and that could mean an end to spring sports and grad ceremonies. While Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

public school teachers voted to voluntarily withdraw extracurricular activities at a special general meeting two weeks ago, the provincial ban would be mandatory for union members. “Our options really became limited once we became legislated [back-to-work],” said Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association president George Serra. “No wants to do this, but we have to think long term, and Bill 22 will hurt kids way more than three months without extracurricular activities will.” Bill 22 is the Liberal government’s backto-work legislation, passed last week. While the bill provides for mediation, which teachers have been asking for, issues

like class size, composition, and the government’s net-zero mandate of freezing public sector wages can’t be negotiated according to the bill. B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert said the mediation process amounts to the government ask- Serra ing teachers to play a game of hockey without sticks. “Government can rethink this legislation,

it can take the higher road,” she said. The BCTF will be launching a legal challenge of Bill 22, which it contends violates the human rights of teachers by denying them freedom of assembly and freedom of speech. In the meantime, classes will resume as normal on Monday in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows after the two-week spring break, and teachers will be preparing year-end report cards, Serra stressed. But beyond that, parents shouldn’t expect teachers to volunteer their time while the government is forcing them back to work and attempting to strip their contract. See Teachers, p5

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Municipalities pleased with ‘accountability’

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Sgt. Dale Somerville, with the Ridge Meadows RCMP traffic section, and Tracy Crawford, with MADD Canada, show a visor police will be handing out to drivers at drinking and driving checks in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for the call 911 campaign.

‘Call 911 if you spot drunk driver’ MADD brings campaign to Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

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campaign that urges people to pick up the phone and call 911 when they see a drunk driver is coming to Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. “Report Impaired Drivers” billboards, funded by Mother Against Drunk Driving, will soon dot both communities, helping police catch impaired drivers before they crash. People don’t realize it’s a tool they have at their fingertips, said Tracy Crawford, manager of MADD’s B.C.-Yukon chapter. “It’s proactive way rather than waiting for the next tragedy to happen,” added Crawford, who pitched the public education campaign to councillors in Pitt Meadows on Tuesday. Research from the 74 Canadian communities with the program shows that, on average,

calls to 911 to report suspected impaired drivers doubled in the first year of it. Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, the first city in B.C. to pilot MADD’s campaign, saw a 30 per cent increase in impaired driving charges after billboards and bus shelter signs went up in 2009. “We are getting results,” said Crawford. “And now we are hoping to expand the program.” In B.C., impaired driving kills an average of two people and injures 60 every week. Nationally, drunk drivers kill an average of four people and injure 207 every day. Ridge Meadows RCMP are eager to get the signs up in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, where road side memorials for people killed in drunk driving crashes are common. In 2011, six constables from Ridge Meadows traffic section nabbed and charged 79 impaired drivers from Pitt Meadows alone. Last year, there were 93 calls to dispatch reporting suspected impaired drivers, of those 26 drivers were stopped. “I don’t see any negatives to this,” said Sgt. Dale Somer-

ville, who heads Ridge Meadows traffic section. “It helps police do their job. A third of all traffic fatalities in the Lower Mainland are alcohol-related and this could actually reduce that number.” As part of the campaign, police will track the number of calls made to 911, the number of vehicles intercepted and charges laid. The campaign will also educate drivers on how to spot a drunk driver, but will also mean a change in the way reports about drunk drivers are handled by 911 dispatchers, who will now make those calls a priority.

“So many people think a drunk driver is not an emergency, but that’s a crash waiting to happen, a fatality waiting to happen,” said Somerville. Pitt Meadows will be the first city in Metro Vancouver to launch the campaign and the second in B.C. “Being a long-time resident and coach, there have been two or three kids who I’ve personally known who have died tragically,” Coun. Dave Murray said before council unanimously supported a decision to support MADD’s campaign. “I think even one loss is too much.”

Signs of impaired driving: • driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed; • drifting in and out of lanes; • tailgating and changing lanes frequently; • making exceptionally wide turns; • changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance; • overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights; • disregarding signals and lights; • approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly; • driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on; • driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather. – MADD Canada

RCMP from front “For the first time we will have the ability to question costs, to look at breakdowns of costs, to say do we really need to have those kinds of things take place in British Columbia.” Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will work out detailed costs in the next few weeks. The net impact will be under one per cent, said Paul Gill, general manager of corporate and financial services for the District of Maple Ridge. Gill, who previously sat as a civic observer in the RCMP contract talks, believes the agreement is the best B.C. could get, given the economic times. “You know the federal government is cutting back in a number of areas. For us to have retained their financial contribution in these times, from my perspective, is a significant achievement.” At the heart of the deal is a new B.C. local government contract management committee with 10 reps from cities which are promised much more hands-on control of spending changes, instead of just an advisory role. It’s still unclear, however, whether cities can ultimately refuse to pay costs they object to. But Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender, the current civic observer, said the hope is RCMP decisions will be shaped by civic input well before that point. Municipalities will also be privy to the RCMP’s five-year financial plans so they can better prepare for cost changes. Previously, cities had no say on national programs, and were given only a one-year planning horizon on costs, and had no ability to review programs, detachment administration levels or challenge service delivery methods. Improvements in the deal include an agreement that Ottawa will cover 30 per cent of the costs of integrated policing teams such as the gang task force and IHIT, up from 10 per cent now. No change was made in the overall costsharing formula, which makes cities with populations more than 15,000 pay 90 per cent of costs, while smaller cities shoulder 70 per cent. Police services will cost Pitt Meadows around $4.3 million in 2012, while Maple Ridge will fork out about $16 million. Both municipalities are pleased that the contract stresses accountability. “Just to be able to have a say in what goes on in our municipality with the RCMP is huge,” said Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters. “Having said that, we have a good rapport with the RCMP in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge and a lot of other municipalities don’t have that. We are fortunate to have that.” Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin said the contract was a long-time coming. B.C. last fall threatened to withdraw from the RCMP and start its own provincial force after the federal government issued an ultimatum to sign the contract or lose the Mounties in 2014. “I think we are going to look back in a few years and say this is all right,” said Daykin. – with files from Monisha Martins

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Car Care Deadly pet virus making the rounds in Ridge with Cyril Barry

CARS & WIVES TALES... As the owner of an independent automotive repair shop I’ve seen a lot of changes to the automobile and the misconceptions of the people that own them. Most people drive some kind of vehicle, so sooner or later the conversation turns to cars and it amazes me what some people think. So I decided to set the record straight on some of the most common wives tales when it comes to most vehicles. • Fuel and octane rating: Octane rating in all fuels is not how well the fuel explodes, in fact it’s the rating given to resistance to explode or burn. The higher the octane rating the harder the engine has to work to fire or explode the fuel in an average engine. • New cars require less maintenance: New cars are built more compact and efficiently, this is true. However this is only a benefit for the manufacturer, as a car owner you will go to the repair shop just as often, if not more. New vehicles are very complicated and expensive to purchase and repair. But they sure are fun to drive and own... • AirCare is a money grab: AirCare forces people to tune the engine and emissions systems of their vehicle once a year. This in turn keeps your vehicle running properly, burns less fuel which saves you money, and helps keep BC green. Well maintained vehicles do not fail AirCare, so get off your band wagon you whiners, AirCare saves you money! • Auto repair shops charge too much, I’ll get the guy in the backyard to fix my car: Today’s vehicles are far too complicated to entrust to someone who is not thoroughly trained and experienced in modern repair techniques. The equipment and tools required to correctly diagnose and repair vehicles these days are expensive and constantly changing. Every day in our shop we experience repair situations which require the use of a computer system that is directly connected to the manufacturer’s via the internet. These include repair procedures pertaining to average cars with seemingly average problems. Without this information on hand we cannot offer the level of service and expertise required to repair today’s modern cars on a regular basis. Does the average back yard mechanic have this information? The answer to that question is that most, if not all of them don’t even know that it exists, not to mention countless other important details. • I’ll just go online & figure out what’s wrong with my vehicle: I hear this almost daily now and it’s a problem all professional trades people have to put up with. Remember this, there is a ton of information on the web with a forum on just about anything. But it’s not all good information, in fact a lot of it is incorrect, and it takes a professional to know the difference. The internet is a great place for information, especially when you know very little about a subject, like your vehicle. But it can lead you down the wrong path real quick.

Four dogs killed after contracting parvovirus by P hil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter The spread of the canine parvovirus recently has killed four dogs in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows while another four have survived the disease. “Parvovirus is a killer, especially with puppies,” Maple Ridge branch manager Mark Vosper said Thursday. The virus is highly contagious and one of the deadliest diseases for dogs, the SPCA said in a release. However, dog owners can reduce the chances of that by ensuring their pets get their annual vaccines, which include prevention for parvovirus. People not picking up after their dogs is one of the main causes of the diseases because

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Lorea McCready walks her four-year-old golden retriever Sammie along a dike at the north end of 216th Street Thursday. pets that follow can ingest the dog feces by either walking in it or getting some on their nose or fur. The virus isn’t considered harmful to people. If the feces isn’t picked up, it can live for months outside, while indoors, the parvovirus can live on carpets, rugs, furniture and even food containers. Washing with bleach helps, says the SPCA.

The virus attacks the digestive system causing strongsmelling diarrhea with traces of blood and mucous. Vomiting can also be a symptom while both can lead to heart failure or dehydration. Dogs can also lose their appetites and be listless. Two of the four dogs died directly from the disease, while the other two were euthanized because of the severity of the

symptoms. Vosper pointed out that picking up waste from your pet dog is a bylaw requirement. “The main source of the virus is from feces of infected dogs, so we cannot stress enough how important it is for pet guardians to pick up after their dogs,” he said in a release. Many of the riverfront and dike trails in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows used to be littered with dog waste from people who didn’t pick up after their pets. But people now seem to be picking up after their dogs in those areas, said Kelly Swift, parks and recreation services general manager. The district also provides doggie bags on the dike trails. “I think the culture has changed. I wouldn’t say that it’s perfect,” Swift said. The district is getting lots of positive feedback from the offleash areas, she added.

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Fish have value

The alarm has been raised that the federal government is about to turn the clock back on fisheries protection by about 35 years. According to documents released by retired fisheries biologist Otto Langer and introduced in the House of Commons by New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly last week, the government plans to strip habitat protection for fish in Section 35 of the Fisheries Act, effectively making creek and stream protection a thing of the past. Documents produced by Langer indicate the government plans to remove a ban against activity that results in the “harmful alteration, disruption or disruption or destruction of fish habitat” and replacing it with a ban on activity that has an “adverse effect on a fish of economic, cultural or ecological value.” While on the surface, it looks like the changes would protect fish, it’s not clear how when fish rely on a healthy environment, ecosystem or habitat to thrive. If it can’t be proven that a species of fish has special value, then can the habitat – creek, river or stream – be legally destroyed? No official word has come that the Stephen Harper government might back down from these changes. On the contrary, Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield has criticized the current act, saying it inhibits the normal activities of Canadian property owners. Indeed, many have heard stories of property owners who were prevented from subdividing because there’s a ditch in the way that sometimes has fish in it. And there are times when it’s hard to understand the “economic” or “environmental” value of a creek or stream but lack of knowledge or understanding about how our watersheds work is the reason most of them were paved over, culverted or diverted in the 1960s and 1970s, leaving us low fish returns today. Ignoring for a moment the secretive way the government appears to be moving on this matter, the idea that fish, and the rest of the planet, can be altered unless an economic argument can be made to save it, is short-sighted at best. At worst, it ignores the web of life that even the youngest pre-schooler understands when they marvel at the abundant life in the tiny creek flowing in their neighbourhood. – Black Press

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egislation to protect fish was headed for death by a thousand cuts, but the Harper government couldn’t wait. It delivered the coup de grace last week with its secret plan to erase habitat protection from the Fisheries Act. The scheme, conAlong the Fraser tained in a governJack Emberly ment memo, was leaked to retired fisheries biologist Otta Langar, who issued a press release. Prosecution of offenders under Section 35 of the Fisheries Act will soon be history. Here’s the wording as it stands today: “No person shall carry on any work or undertaking that results in harmful alteration, disruption, or destruction of fish habitat.” Strong talk, fines to $1 million, law with teeth. Key words in amended Section 35 (1) will make enforcement irrelevant, and let industry know B.C. is open for unimpeded work around streams. It will read: “No person shall carry on work, undertaking, or activity, other than fishing that results in adverse effect on a fish of economic, cultural or ecological value.” Economic, the first value, will now decide the fate of fish and habitat. We shouldn’t be surprised. A few years ago, the DFO had these words inserted

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into the Species at Risk Act to escape a costly habitat remediation program for declining Cultus Lake sockeye. In DFO opinion, the endangered species no longer had economic value. In June 2010, Canadian National Geographic noted “an obscure clause” (economic value again) in the Fisheries Act that let mining companies transform “schedule 2” lakes (new words and category) into tailing ponds. But, when it came to Fish Lake, near Williams Lake, the Dene, with values other than economic, shouted, ‘no way.’ Protecting habitat is an aversion for a government that plans to slash the DFO budget by 33 per cent before 2013. Fisheries officers at the Cohen Inquiry (June 2011) said “catastrophic” cuts will make it impossible for DFO to fulfill its protection mandate. Is that the plan? “To date,” says Langan, “the Harper government has shown little regard for the protection of the environment, and over the past few years has supervised the almost total elimination of enforcement of the habitat protection and the pollution provisions of the Canada Fisheries Act. In 2008, there were only two convictions ... in all of Canada. They [fisheries officers] were told not to enforce the act. That came out in Cohen Inquiry.” Ring a bell? In Maple Ridge, we waited a year for DFO to investigate 2009 complaints about thousands of dead fry in the North Alouette, and machinery digging in the river. I struggled with DFO reluctance to

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interview witnesses, collect fish for testing, or accept the ones I’d frozen for them. When officers finally showed up on site, one insisted she was not “investigating,” but only “inspecting.” Words erased, others added to DFO dictionaries. Now, even the word fish is redefined to suit the government’s purpose. When the Fisheries Act was born in 1868, a fish was any cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrate with a caudal fin (Darwin). No means test. But, the new Section 35 says fish are the small, elite group with “economic” value. Pink, chum, trout, and the humble, but colorful sculpin have little worth. We have a carefully named commission to focus investigation into the disappearance of sockeye, and nothing else, caudal fin or not. Economic value frees the Harper team from any expectation to protect streams in B.C. that don’t have sockeye – there’s lots of them. Enbridge pipes would cross some. As Geoff Clayton of ARMS suggests, the new industry-freeing Section 35 of the act is a green light for the Gateway pipeline. Indeed, the minister now has power in the amended Section 35 (2) to ensure the light remains green for all developers who lobbied for one. Original wording declared no one – even the minister – can allow a harmful alteration, disruption or destruction for any reasons. But, the adjusted law permits adverse effects if authorized by the minister after economic considerations. Developers, municipalities bent on growth, agriculture, will be overjoyed. See Emberly, p7

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THE NEWS/letters Teachers, give up wage demands EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Teachers claim that their job action is ‘all about the kids.’ In one way they are correct as kids are the ones suffering the most as a result. If it is truly about the kids, then give up your wage and beneďŹ t demands and concentrate on classroom improvements. After all, your last contract gave you 16 per cent and that’s in addition to regular incremental raises for seniority. Now the nurses, hospital employees and BCGEU are climbing aboard the bandwagon and their contracts haven’t even expired yet. All feel they deserve a raise. Who doesn’t? What part of ‘there is no money’ do you not understand? ANNE ROSTVIG MAPLE RIDGE

Say no way to Section 35 change Emberly from p6 Conservative MP Randy Kamp indicates that’s been the government’s aim for a long time, saying changes needed to be made in Section 35 because municipalities can’t clean out their ditches, and farmers can’t either, if ďŹ sh have been found in them, and they’re considered habitat. Our ditches were streams before we turned them into toilets. Many can be restored with efforts like the ARMS adopt-a-creek program. “Ultimately,â€? says Mr. Kamp, “were committed to protecting ďŹ sh and ďŹ sh habitat in an efďŹ cient way.â€? DFO’s plan to privatize enforcement has also been exposed at the inquiry. OfďŹ cials told Cohen letting industry police itself was a more efďŹ cient way than having DFO do it. Without funding, that’s a certainty. Kamp tells “river groupsâ€? concerned about changes to Section 35 to patient. “They need to see what actually comes ... discussions will follow.â€? But, the Harper team will do what it wants and explain later, if necessary. Discussions over the Enbridge pipeline followed the deal to send oil to China. The decision to promote ďŹ sh farms occurred without talking to us, as did the new, exclusive deďŹ nition of ďŹ sh in law, and the dismemberment of DFO enforcement. Our government doesn’t listen, or value the environment. We should follow the Dene and say no way to changes in Section 35 of the Fisheries Act. Jack Emberly is a retired teacher, local author and environmentalist.

Walkers, motorists, wake up EDITOR, THE NEWS:

We are all aware of the number of accidents in Maple Ridge which have been claiming the lives of our young people. My topic today are accidents that involve pedestrians in crosswalks. Drivers need to be aware, but so do pedestrians. Time and again I have observed pedestrians who do not stop at crosswalks to view the oncoming trafďŹ c and boldly make a quick 90-degree turn on to the roadway. Drivers need time to process that you (the pedestrian) are no longer proceeding straight down the street but are now crossing the road right in front of their moving vehicle. Your quick step on to the

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Motorists and pedestrians both need to think. road may be in front of a driver who is, not looking ahead but checking his rear-view or side mirror, as he is required to do every ďŹ ve to eight seconds. Pedestrians need to ensure vehicles in all lanes have seen

them and not assume that because the vehicle in the ďŹ rst or even the second lane has stopped that the ones in the next two lanes have also seen them. Night-time pedestrians need to wear reective cloth-

ing and take extra caution that the driver is aware of their presence. Although you may say “it’s not cool to wear reectors,â€? it’s way less cool to be left injured for life or not to have a life to enjoy. Drivers also need to be aware of the dangers of pedestrians. Time and again on Dewdney Trunk Road I have observed drivers stopped too close to the crosswalk or in the crosswalk. I have observed drivers who continue on without even a slight reduction in speed when vehicles travelling the opposite direction are stopped at crosswalks. Are these drivers just assuming the stopped vehicle is making a right-hand turn? M. ISSEL MAPLE RIDGE

Why do we have to buy tax-prep software? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

It is interesting to note that our governments provide for free a form for reporting income but no tax preparation software. The cost of

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Provincial grant for six new trail bridges 20% increase in trail use in past 10 years by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter Thanks to $160,000 in Community Recreation Grants, Maple Ridge will get six new or rebuilt trail bridges to take them across local creeks and streams in the forests in and around the district. Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton made the announce-

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having new vitality in their itality is important lives. And those who stick to consider when closer to home, but continspeaking about the ue to be productive in some elderly. way, through supporting The term evolved from themselves or supporting the Latin word vita, which others, while maintaining a means life. People with good sense of humour and vitality are often seen as a positive outlook on life ‘having a lot of life’, or are often admired for their perhaps being the ‘life of vitality. the party,’ or ‘living life to There is little doubt that its fullest.’ good health and natural But vitality is not limited Parenting personality characteristics to the elderly. It is common- Graham Hookey contribute to vitality. An ly used to describe those 80-year-old with no discernwho are not taking a back ible health issues and a willingness seat to their age. Older people in the to get out the door and breathe in workplace who pull their weight or the fresh spring air is bound to be more are often referred to as vital admired by those who, at any age, employees. Those who retire but take up new hobbies, new volunteer- are confined by health problems. See Hookey, p18 ism or new travels are deemed as Send us your tweets @MapleRidgeNews

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e take many things for granted today, often not fully appreciating the amount of research, hard work or even the fascinating history behind some of our garden food plants. Take the garden pea for example. Our parents and grandparents planted them, Gardening but their Brian Minter history dates back a bit farther – pea seeds were found in an Egyptian tomb at Thebes. Garden peas, or Pisum sativum, are thought to have originated in the area around Pisa, Italy, where they grew wild. The Greeks and Romans served boiled peas as a light refreshment during intermissions at their theatre presentations. Peas were a favourite early vegetable among Europeans, and various cultures adapted legends about peas. In Britain, a pod containing nine peas was considered lucky. Peas were also used as one of the many cures for warts. Each wart was supposed to be touched with a pea, that was then wrapped in paper and buried. As the pea decayed in the ground, the wart was supposed to disappear. In the language of flowers, the pea is a symbol of respect, and it’s the birthday flower of Feb. 17. The garden pea we all know and enjoy today was developed in England and was one of the first crops planted in the New World. Garden peas are one of the most widely grown and most healthy of all garden vegetables. They are rich in nutrients, containing phosphorus, potassium and vitamins A, B and C. Peas are high in carbohydrates, but fortunately, low in calories. One cup of peas has only 45 calories. They also

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inches apart. For maximum space usage, plant in wide, three-foot rows, keeping each row about 18 inches apart. Raised beds are beneficial to many garden vegetables, and peas are no exception. Soil levels, raised six to eight inches above ground level, will raise the temperature of the soil from eight to 13 degrees F. There are a number of good pea varieties, and it can take you several years to try them all. I’ve seen many old-timers grow beautiful crops of telephone peas on poles, which makes a fine garden feature, but most of us simply don’t have enough room in a small garden. ‘Little Marvel’ is an old dwarf pea that requires very little staking. I think, however, that the best dwarf peas are the ‘Sugar Snap’ varieties. ‘Sugar Ann’, ‘Honey Pod Dwarf’ and ‘Sweet Snap’ are three award winning varieties, and their flavour is superb.

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In Britain, a pod containing nine peas was considered lucky. contain nutritious amounts of fiber, folic acid, amino acids and protein. Peas are a cool crop vegetable, and as soon as all danger of heavy frost has passed, they can be planted. In Scotland, peas were never sown until the first swallow appeared, while in England, an old ditty advises to “Sow beans and peas on David and Chad (March

1-2), be the weather good or bad”. Although many good gardeners plant peas early, you can space the plantings out to enjoy peas right through the summer. Peas prefer a well drained, shallow, sandy soil that both dries out and warms up quickly. They also like a new location in the garden each year, if possible. Peas do not thrive in acid soil, and an application of Dolomite lime is essential

for both peas and beans. Also, avoid using compost. Many seed companies are promoting the use of nitrogen inoculants with pea crops. These are simply granules of live nitrogenfixing bacteria. In general, they improve the growth of peas and are supposed to increase crop yields. Peas should be planted about two inches deep and about two

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Imagine, Wild Steelhead at your back door are one of the benefits you’ll enjoy from this serene river front 2 acres. Once you drive over your private bridge you’ll take a break from all the hustle and bustle life throws at you. Enjoy this 4 level home 4 bedroom with awesome covered deck ,pool ,hot tub, park like setting and much much more. Located only 5 minutes from towncore, shopping, schools and commuting. You owe it to yourselves to have a look at this rare beauty. Call Bob for personal showings.

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.39 ACRE LOT • Updated rancher with a newer roof and vinyl siding • New laminate floor and paint • Double garage • Large rear yard backing onto forest • Near schools and transit

Starting at $329,900

Show Home at #15 –11252 Cottonwood Dr, Maple Ridge • COTTONWOOD RIDGE • Nicely finished townhomes with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Some have a finished basement • Hardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite countertops, crown moldings • Gas fireplace • Garage for 2 cars • 6 appliances and blinds included

OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT FRI 1 - 4

New homes starting at $463,900

Show Home at 10132 - 240 Street, Maple Ridge • • • • • •

Quality built 2 storey homes with basements Built by Onni Group 3 or 4 bedrooms Open floor plans Gas fireplace in the Great room Maple kitchen with granite countertops, island & pantry • Fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, garberator • Double garage

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 - 4

SELLING OUT FAST Starting at $329,900

Showhome at #7 - 13771 - 232A Street, Maple Ridge (off 232 St. onto Silver Valley Rd.) • SILVER HEIGHTS ESTATES • New townhomes in a lovely area • Some townhomes have a finished basement and a view • 3 and 4 bedrooms • Maple cabinets, granite countertops • 6 appliances and blinds included • Fireplace • Fenced yard

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 - 4

Johnny Pacheco, Louise Antalek*, Ron Antalek, Cory Lunsted* & Rob Johnson

Ron Antalek Personal Real Estate Corporation

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24756 Kimola Drive, Maple Ridge $

639,900

PRIVATE BACK YARD • Backing onto greenbelt parkland • 4 bedrooms upstairs and a den on the main floor • 4 bathrooms • Great room with cathedral high ceilings and a floor to ceiling rock faced gas fireplace • Finished daylight basement • Private deck, patio and hot tub • Uplands at Maple Crest

NEW HOMES WITH A VIEW

FANTASTIC VALLEY VIEW

Starting at $439,000

Starting at $589,900

Show home at 13751 Silver Valley Road, Maple Ridge • Silver Views new 2 storey homes ready to move into • Only 3 left. Finished basements with separate entrance • 2 homes with legal suites • Deluxe finishings • Two gas fireplaces • Double and triple garages • Great location

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Showhome at 10558 Jackson Rd, Maple Ridge • ALBION TERRACES quality built nicely finished new 2 storey homes with basements. • Separate entrance. Easy to make into an inlaw suite. • Appliances, blinds and landscaping included • 9 foot ceilings on the main floor. • Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, island and desk. • Gas fireplace in the family rm. • Attached or detached double garage. www.albionterraces.com

Each office independently owned and operated

Mountain View Backing onto Greenbelt Starting at $539,000

Show Home at 23616 - 118 Avenue, Maple Ridge • Highland Creek new 2 storey homes. • Full basements with separate entrance • Maple kitchen with granite countertops & island, pantry • Great room with gas fireplace • 4 bedrooms upstairs. • Includes 5 appliances & blinds • Greenbelt/park setting near schools & park

604.466.2838


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For the way you live

Terri Smith 778-988-1224

Fraipont & Manyk

OFFICE 604-466-2838

Professional Teamwork Professional Ressults

MOVIN’ ON UP…..

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A exceptional family home in a great “Maple Crest” cul-de-sac location! Lots of family living & growing space to be found here. Enjoy life in this tranquil spacious & bright beauty of a home that is surrounded by greenery with nothing to do but move in! Three or a 4th bedroom up, den on main plus a bright basement for more family space! A fabulous package indeed. Call me for your private viewing appointment today!

656,000

24314 105A 105A, M Maple l Rid Ridge View more pictures and information at www.terrismith.ca

604.466.2838

OPEN HOUSE! Sunday, March 25 from 12 - 4pm (BOTH HOMES)

23155 PARKSIDE CRES. MAPLE RIDGE

22858 128TH AVE, MAPLE RIDGE

2 storey & basement with suite potential! $8000 in appliance upgrades & $15000 professional land scaping. ON GREENBELT!

ROB JEEVES 604-240-2629

Brand new 2,856 sq.ft. home with 9 ft. ceilings, south facing covered deck. Quality finishing & potential for suite down.

JustinRealHEstate ennessey Specialist.

Ask Rob Jeeves

OPEN Sun March 25th 2-4PM

LifeStyles Realty Independently Owned and Operated.

22308 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge BC V2X 3J2

www.justinhennessey.com $

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499,900

2 STOREY FAMILY HOME WITH TRIPLE GARAGE

12520 222ND ST., MR • • • • • •

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT RANCHER? Recently renovated 3 bdrm / 2 bath rancher Updated kitchen, new cabinetry, new flooring Newer roof, windows Newer high efficiency furnace Large fenced back yard Great family neighbourhood

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2,060 sqft 4 bdrms + 2 1/2 baths Open floor plan + high ceilings Gas fireplace Private Back Yard Across from Elementary School

www.AskRobJeeves.com

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 1945 LAURIER AVENUE, Port Coquitlam

Centrally located, fully finished basement entry Located on a family-friendly double cul-de-sac Close to town, transit and all amenities Covered patio, huge level yard with southern exposure Open plan up and BONUS – brand new roof

For more information or to map on google earth visit www.justinhennessey.com

Personal Real Estate Corporationn

• Beautiful home, great area • 3 beds/2 baths • Backs on to green space

604-657-6830 www.artneufeld.com

Licensed Assistant

$489,900!!

$389,000!!

$549,900!!

Walk to WC Express

$423,900

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149,900

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604-561-0053

COLLEEN

23960 ABERNETHY

12209 – 214TH STREET

24103 – 102B AVENUE

GOLF COURSE VIEW!!

WEST MAPLE RIDGE!!

HOMESTEAD BY CAVALIER!!

• GREAT ROOM, ISLAND KITCHEN, SUITE READY • GATED PARKING FOR THE MOTORHOME • WALK TO MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL OR GOLF

$214,500!!

• 67 X 128 FOOT, FLAT, FENCED LOT • 1,944 SQUARE FOOT SPLIT ENTRY HOME • NEWER ROOF, ROOM FOR 4 BEDROOMS

REDUCED!!

• SPOTLESS 2577 FOOT, BASEMENT 2 STOREY • 4 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHROOMS, REC ROOM • GREENBELT, FENCED YARD, DOUBLE GARAGE

$399,900!!

$849,900!!

Close toWC Express

TEA Selling? Buying?

$419,900 $419 $4 19 900 21732 HOWISON Ave., Maple Ridge

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19044 117A AVENUE., PITT MEADOWS

# 106 12096 222ND ST

Originally owned by a Japanese-Canadian First World War hero .The present home owners have restored it to its early dignified beginnings and it is part of the Port Coquitlam Heritage Resource Inventory.

724,900

4,102 sq ft 4 bedrooms + den Large great room 18ft vaulted ceilings 3 fireplaces including f/p in master bdrm • Private views

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email: rjeeves@shaw.ca

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4

• With approx. $16,900 down on a 30 year term, you’ll pay as little $1,390 per month. PLUS prepaid Strata Fees valued at $2472 PLUS FREE Legal Fees Bonus of $1,000 • Central & convenient–steps away from retail & future Evergreen Line • 1 bedroom, 1 bath, open plan Walk to WC Express • Gas f/p, s/s appliances & granite counters • Huge amenity centre

DIRECT: 604.805.4669 E-MAIL: JUSTIN@JUSTINHENNESSEY.COM

$649,000

499,900

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www.rpluke.com

#29 – 23580 DEWDNEY TRUNK ROAD

#8 – 20888 MCKINNEY

12350 HILLSIDE STREET

11267 PALMER ROLPH

ST. GEORGE’S VILLAGE!!

TWO STOREY TOWNHOME!!

RANCHER WITH FULL BASEMENT!!

TWO FAMILY LOG HOME!!

• 1711 FOOT THREE BEDROOM PLUS DEN • BEAUTIFULLY FRESHENED & UPDATED • NEWER ROOF, NEW FURNACE, WATER HEATER

• INVEST: MULTIFAMILY OCP DESIGNATION • 68 X 110 LOT WITH FRUIT TREES & BUSHES • EASY SUITE POTENTIAL, NEWER ROOF

• ‘50 PLUS’ 2 BEDROOM, 1 ½ BATH RANCHER • NEW FLOORING, PAINT, CROWN MOLDING • GAS FIREPLACE, NEWER ROOF

22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge # 2 - 19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

Each office independently owned and operated

• 2 KITCHENS, 2 LAUNDRIES, 5 BATHROOMS • 7 BEDROOMS POSSIBLE, 3.72 ACRES • 4429 FEET, VIRTUALLY 2 YEARS OLD

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TRAVIS FRANKLIN

TEAMTELEP

Residential & Commercial Real Estate

Cell: 604-351-0235 • E-mail: travis_franklin@telus.net

www.teamtelep.com Lisa 604-970-2209 • lisa@teamtelep.com • 24650 100th Ave INVESTMENT POTENTIAL! • 6.72 acres on Southwest side of Thornhill • 2 separate homes • Overheight 3 bay shop • Tons of outside storage • Lots of potential rental income • Call today for more details!

$1,249,000

Call Dave at 604-342-0783

Dave 604-341-0783

• Less than a yr. old. Shows like new • Desirable open “Great Room” layout • Gourmet kitchen with s/s appliances and granite! • Fully fenced back yard for the kids or pets • 3 large bdrms upstairs incl. large ensuite and walk in closet in master Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

$449,900

23870 106th Ave. SPOIL YOURSELF! OPEN SUN 2-4

• Gorgeous home built by Georgie Award winning Falcon Homes • Over 2200 sq ft of finished living space • Over 1100 sq ft of unfinished basement awaiting your ideas • Open “Great Room” plan with gourmet kitchen including granite and s/s appliances • 4 large bedrooms up including deluxe ensuite in the master

$696,900 + HST

Call Dave at 604-341-0783

ANYTHING ELSE IS A COMPROMISE! • Open plan, vaulted ceilings, tons of natural light • large decks for entertaining, backing onto greenbelt • Very clean and well kept • Gourmet kitchen with center island, s/s appliances, & tons of cupboards • Master bedroom has spa inspired ensuite and walk in closet

$589,900

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

Spring is here and now is the time to sell! Call us today for your free market analysis

DAVE TELEP PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

“Our service will move you.”

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WALKING DISTANCE TO EVERYTHING

STONEHOUSE ESTATES

GREAT FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD

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4 bdrms with 3 baths Large 7,182 sq. ft. lot Rec room with wet bar & fireplace All levels of schools close by

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3 bdrm & 2 bath Townhouse Open floor plan & 9’ ceilings Large kitchen w/oak cabinets Master has a 5 pc ensuite

MLS # V905829

24728 Kimola Drive

IT’S FAMILY APPROVED!

$269,900

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22986 Gilbert Dr. ONCE YOU COME IN YOU OPEN SAT 2-4 WON’T WANT TO LEAVE!

#24-11229 232nd St. • Great well managed family friendly complex • Huge fully fenced back yard backing onto Greenbelt • Over 1200 sq ft of living space, 2 parking spots! • Walk to schools and transportation • Why rent when you can own?! Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

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Brand new kitchen Stainless steel appliances 4 bdrms with open floor plan 7,798 sq. ft. lot with view of Golden Ears Walking distance to schools & town

MLS # V937101

MLS # V932348

BRENDA EXNER Experience working for you since 1980

604 603 8043 604-603-8043

See virtual tours of all my listings at www.brendaexner.com

BELMAR TERRACE $147,900

Email: brenda@ brendaexner.com 20 YEAR LIFE MEMBER MEDALLION REALTOR

COTTONWOOD VILLAGE REDUCED

Fabulous 2 BR end unit on the ground floor with a wrap around patio that’s great for entertaining. This unit has been fully renovated with wood and marble floorings, new lighting, and secure fencing on the outside. Walk to town and the West Coast Express. One cat or dog OK, but no rentals at this time.

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TO $252,500 End unit 1456 sq ft townhome with huge livingroom, gas FP, large country kitchen and 2 piece XX bath upstairs. Downstairs you will find 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a good sized laundry room. There is a patio off the master BR and a sundeck off the kitchen. Great family complex!

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604-818-9851 www.jasonexner.com MAPLE MEADOWS INDUSTRIAL PARK • 1905 square foot warehouse • Office/bathroom in front with mezzanine above both • Easy access to Golden Ears Bridge • Large Roll up door • Unit is currently split in two so you can rent out 1/2 and use 1/2 for yourself, use the whole space, • or rent out the whole unit as it currently is. Very versatile!

HORSE COUNTRY

33271 - 14TH AVE, MISSON • • • • •

1540 sq ft Rancher 3 Bed/2 Bath Central Location Full Crawlspace Newer Roof, Laminate Floors • Private Backyard

Offered at only $

299,000

FALCON RIDGE

Have a look at this 5 acre home and barn that is ideal for horses or??. Located close to Rolley Lake campground this home has been totally updated and is immaculate w/ 3 bdrm, 3 bath, dbl garage and a huge country kitchen as well as a barn with box stalls. Asking $764,900

RON MITCHELL Cell 604-617-9642

DICK HUBER

MIKE HUBER

SCOTT MEADUS 604.313.5727

$379,000

Rancher Alert

$338,500

Al & Brenda

JENKINS

604.467.3871 www.brendajenkins.com

• 2 bdrm, 2 level, 3 bthrm townhome • Large mast with beautiful 4 piece ensuite & roomy walk-in closet • Rear patio overlooks greenbelt & garden area

6 HOMES TO CHOOSE FROM

Snow bird special. Affordable 2 bedroom home with new laminate, new blinds, new hot water tank and fresh paint. Easy care private backyard. Steps to transportation and shopping. Great central location Call Brenda (604)816-6961

11930 239TH ST MLS# V934938 Prices starting at $539,900

Maple Ridge Office 22718 Lougheed Highway

“Selling Your Home For All It’s Worth”

RIVERS EDGE! FOR THE DISCERNING AND FUSSY BUYER

MLS #V933314

604.250.3977 604.839.8647

Executive 4 bedroom home with a den and 1 or 2 bedroom suite. This 3 level home backs onto greenbelt and has an old fashioned veranda, maple cabinets, gas stove, curved staircase, wall murals and more to please the fussiest buyer. This home is better than a “10” and will please the fussiest. Priced to sell fast at $679,000

JOHN JOHNSON 604-727-5531

604.467.3871

email: jj1946@shaw.ca

www.macrealty.com

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www.RobPoole.ca 604-808-4966

Great Value!

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2 - 4

11669 Steeves St • Cozy starter home located on quiet west side street • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, oak kitchen • RV parking, covered patio, pond and wood working shop w/110 • Close to schools and park

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349,000

Brenda Lyster 604-240-0960

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27071 116th Ave Acreage & Greenbelt

3200 sqft Rancher / Suite

7200 SqFt home 9 Bathrooms 5 Decks see more at www.RobPoole.ca

5 Bedrooms Mountain Views Private Yard 22069 124th $582,800

New Construction: 13495 Balsam OPEN Sun 1 - 4

442 - 22661 Lougheed 900 sqft / 2 bed Top Floor MOVE IN READY ONLY $164,800

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Investors: Tenant wants to STAY ! 3 Bed Rancher 6100 sqft lot no through street COMPLETE RENO 22540 123rd $399,000

4200 sqft Home 4 (or 5) bed Greenbelt View MOVE IN READY $649,500

Donna Telep Mortgage Specialist

Independently Owned and Operated

See Website for ALL my listings

1 Acre on the Golf Course

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Park Like Setting 11850 243rd $389,000

NEW LISTING... 1 Acre 3400 sqft RANCHER / Complete reno Granite Counters / hardwood Floors City Water / Amazing View & Privacy End of the road at 8792 Goundrey

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MINDY MCPHERSON 604.826.1000

has sold more real estate than anyone on the entire Fraser Valley Real Estate Board of 2,944 realtors.

Amberley Neufeldt Sales Associate 604-826-9000

SALES ASSOCIATE MINDY@MINDYMCPHERSON.COM

FREE MARKET EVALUATION !

OFFICE:

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3 NEW OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY 3:00 - 4:30 Meet the Realtor at 32638 Tunbridge

3 NEW OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY 1:30 - 3:00 Meet the Realtor at 32653 Best Ave

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Quiet, private location! Beautiful 4.5 acres with mobile. Tenant occupied! Priced to sell. Mostly land value. $349,900

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1.01 Acre Min to Town!

Priced to sell! .78 Acre

Corner lot just under 1/2 acre. Very unique, executive home on desirable Glen Mountain. Roof 4 years old, furnace just 3 years. $549,900

4 bedroom rancher. Very private and peaceful with your own pond. Lots of hardwood. Shop. $449,500

Totally private!!! Nice 4 bdrm rancher w/ full bsmnt, and loft/studio up. Great location, min to town and all amen. Dead end st. Roof 5 years old, fin bsmnt. Walk 200’ to park. Must see! $429,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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Lot in Bear Creek!! 6400 sqft lot backing onto greenspace, walking trails. Quiet street of newer homes! Close to schools. $149,500

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Vaulted Ceilings!!! Nice well run complex!! Top flr. vaul. ceil. in liv rm, gas f/p, 2 bdrms, 2 full baths. Sep. laundry/store rm, covered sundeck, big kitchen. New stain master carpets in liv rm. $206,000 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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In-town Building Lot Some commercial potential! Only $169,900 #0823

New Subdivision Cedar/Egglestone Building lots starting at $164,900. Call for lot layout & info package.

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Westfield Pl - Abbotsford

Quiet & Peaceful Area!

Subdivision Potential!!

Prime Locat - Maple Ridge

North Van Style!!!

Super sized backyard! Completely renovated mobile with huge addition. Fantastic backyard features a shed. Pad rent $420. per month. Affordable living! $69,900

Corner end unit in duplex style townhome close to sch. shopping & recreation. 3 bdrm + 21/2 bths. Has many updates. Sep. lvg/family rm. double garage. View Mt Baker. $279,900

Just minutes to all services, hospital, shopping, sports park, highway access. Level backyard. Use of avail. Space is maximized for family & extended family. 4+ bdrms! Fruit trees! $299,980

Attention developers!! Possible 5-6 lot subdivision. Older home on 1.03 acres of prime development. Property has had 3rd reading with City of Surrey. Hurry on this one!!! $1,250,000

Prime location!! Cul-de-sac!! Private backyard. 4 level split. $17,000 in new windows. 4 bdrms up, finished bsmnt. Separate dining room and Living room. Priced to sell. $489,500

To view call Bob 604.826.9000

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To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

Private 1.05 acres! Architecturally designed 4 level split overlooking the forest & Alouette River. 3 bdrms + 3 baths + studio/workshop perfect for home based business - one of a kind! $480,000 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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70’ x 120’ Lot Cherry St - Mission Can be built on or held for potential investment! $189,900

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Prime Acre To Build!!! Prime 1.1 acres in great Silverdale location!!! Land value!! Surrounded by big future Genstar development. $229,000 #0825

Magnificent View Lots! 4 lots from almost 6000 sqft to 7860 sqft. Plus size lots. New sub-division of lots on Knight St. $249,900 each

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Commercial - 70 Mile

Private 1.67 Acres - M. Ridge

Garibaldi Village!!

Little House on the Prairie

Home & 10 Acres-Clinton

47.51 Acres Farm Land!!

1.73 acres commercial property in 70 mile house. Motel, restaurant, RV camping. $495,000

Great location, close to all levels of schooling and only 10 min from town. Located in a developing area. City water! Older 3 bdrm rancher could use some elbow grease but worth the effort. $498,000.

Centrally located with many updates!! Electrical upgraded w/new CSA #, newer roof! New skirting, flooring, windows, new ceiling in mbdrm & hallway! Fully fenced & private yard! $76,500

3 bedroom + 2 bathroom. Panabode log home with detached garage in 103 Mile House! 1.03 acre of rolling hills to sit on and take in the fresh air. $179,000

Backs onto Crown Land! Bring the horses to this 10 acre private property. 3 bdrm rancher, out buildings, workshop, chicken coop, cabin with elec. for guests. Fenced. Priced to sell! $149,900

Great organic fertile soil!! Scenic views of the mountains!! Very private!! Great location, only 1 hr from Van., 6 mi. east of Mission, 1 mi from Hwy 7. Seller motivated!!! $2,200,000.

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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Portrait Homes named top builder in Canada

Local builder wins AVID Award Portrait Homes has long had a reputation for building amazing homes and delivering great value. They were recently the recipients of multiple Georgie Awards from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia, including two Customer Choice awards. Now they are being honoured again with the Avid Diamond Award for the Best Customer Experience in Canada. “This is truly an outstanding achievement and honour for Portrait Homes to be given this award,” says Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Troy Steine. “It’s been made possible by the unwavering dedication and

commitment from each and every one of the Portrait Homes team.” The annual Avid Awards honour the best builders across Canada for providing great customer service, and base their awards on feedback from homeowners. This year, over 97 per cent of Portrait home buyers said they would recommend the company. Steine is extremely proud of this statistic. “Providing an outstanding customer experience is the strength that allows Portrait Homes to flourish in a competitive market and positions us as the builder of choice in today’s real estate market,” he says.

The bathrooms are luxurious, with thick granite countertops, polished chrome or satin nickel bath fixtures and hardware and mosaic ceramic tile surounds on the bath and shower. The high-quality laminate flooring featured throughout the main floor is durable and ready to take the pounding of any number of feet, while the thick carpeting on the upper floor is a cozy detail that you’ll love to sink your feet into in the morning. Another

thoughtful detail is the built-in wire closet shelving, so you’ll easily be able to unpack as soon as you get your keys. A wide range of demographics have been interested in South Arm Gardens, Lawson says. Buyers will be able to take possession of their new homes in late April or early May. Homes at South Arm Gardens start at $499,000. For more information check out www.southarmgardens.com or call 604-998-4526.

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Richmond welcoming South Arm Gardens by Kerry Vital

The South Arm neighbourhood of Richmond is full of parks, shops and recreation, so it should be no surprise that the area is proud to welcome its newest development, South Arm Gardens. Built by the Kraftsmen Group of Companies and with 15 townhomes in the development, South Arm Gardens has the feel of an exclusive little community. “These are wonderful homes at a terrific value and in a location that can’t be beat,” says Sean Lawson, president of Steveston Real Estate. “South Arm Gardens offers an affordable way to get into the market in one of Richmond’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.” Seven different floorplans and three different designer-selected colour schemes give you plenty of options for finding the home that fits you best, and with the private fenced yards that are included with every home and beautiful landscaping, your outdoor space will make an amazing first impression. Inside, the nine-foot ceilings on the main level and oversized windows contribute to the overriding sense of space, no matter what room you’re in. Those oversized windows allow plenty of natural light to shine in, so your home will never feel dark even in the worst weather. Many of the homes are built with an open-plan layout that is perfect for entertaining, and the convenient kitchen islands in most

plans provide extra storage and counter space. Crown moulding throughout is one of the little details that make these homes so amazing, along with large 5 1/4-inch baseboards on the main floor and 4 1/4-inch baseboards on the upper floors. The kitchens showcase chefinspired touches, such as stainlesssteel appliances and custom-crafted cabinets complemented by natural granite countertops. Adjustable overhead halogen track lighting and ceiling pot lights ensure you have the perfect amount of light while prepping and cooking, and a hand-set ceramic tile backsplash lends a touch of sophisticated elegance to the room.

These are wonderful homes at a terrific value,” says Sean Lawson, president of Steveston Real Estate.

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South Arm Gardens features chef-inspired kitchens, above, including a stylish ceramic-tile backsplash and stainless-steel appliances. Laminate flooring is featured throughout the living areas, top, while the spacious master bedrooms, left, feature luxurious carpeting.


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as prize draws. Tickets at the door from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Mar 24 • Celebrate Multicultural Month at the Maple Ridge Public Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with the Multicultural Food and Craft Fair. Taste delicious food, learn about other cultures and try your hand at some crafts from other lands. For more information, please call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417. • First Yennadon Scouts will be having a Kids Swap Meet and Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at the Eagles Hall located at 23461 Fern Crescent. There will be tons of new and used kid’s items for

sale as well as games, food and a silent auction. Tables for rent for $25 each. Contact Krista at kmb3@sfu.ca for more information. • The Haney Presbyterian Church is holding a spring garage sale, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to noon at 11858 216th Street, Maple Ridge. Refreshments available. Sunday, March 25 • The Pitt Meadows Museum is holding the Spring has Sprung family event from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be indoor planting of herb garden seeds and seedlings and making garden stakes. There will be plenty to take home for your own gardens. Admission by donation. For more informa-

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LeBlanc set to make history with 100th cap Maple Ridge soccer player to be first Canadian goalkeeper to join Century Club by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter

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t’s a milestone few soccer players can ever hope to reach, and for Maple Ridge’s Karina LeBlanc, her 100th cap will be nothing short of historic. This Saturday, LeBlanc will become the first Canadian goalkeeper, male or female, to compete in 100 international matches, should she suit up for Team Canada in a friendly match against Brazil.

“We started from scratch. My parents sacrificed so much.” Karina LeBlanc, Team Canada goalkeeper

Leblanc becomes just the eighth Canadian women’s team member to have ever reached the Century Club, where she joins current teammates Christine Sinclair (177), Rhian Wilkinson (112), and Brittany Timko (103). “Every time you put on the Team Canada jersey it’s special, but if someone told me years ago I’d still be playing and I’d have a 100 caps, I’d be like, that’s great,

but I don’t think I’d really appreciate what that means,” says LeBlanc, who turns 32 on March 30. Now in her second decade of international play, LeBlanc says her 100-game milestone is a monument to the sacrifices made by her parents. The Leblanc family lived on the Caribbean island nation of Dominica until she was eight years old. Her father, Vans, was a bank manager, and her mother was a professor. Despite her family’s relatively prosperous position in Dominica, the Leblancs came to Canada for a better life. “We started from scratch,” says Leblanc. “My parents sacrificed so much for us.” LeBlanc started out playing for the Golden Ears Royals before playing for the B.C. and Canadian junior development teams. That helped land her a scholarship at the University of Nebraska, and after graduating in 2000, she turned pro. However, LeBlanc’s soccer career hasn’t been all smiles and cheers, she says. Injuries in 2004 and 2007 had her questioning wether her soccer career was over. “I had doctors telling me I’d never be the player I was,” she said. “But I surrounded myself with positive people, and I refused to give up, I refused to be a victim.” Sure enough, she was able to recover from a serious knee and shoulder injuries and play for Team Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. “I’ve only ever seen my father

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Maple Ridge’s Karina LeBlanc to be first Canadian goalkeeper to join the Century Club with 100 international matches. cry twice,” says Leblanc. “The first was when we left Dominica.

The second was when I saw him in the stands at the Olympics in

2008.” The match against Brazil is set for Gillette Stadium, just south of Boston, where LeBlanc spent three years playing professional soccer with the Boston Breakers of the now defunct Women’s United Soccer Association. LeBlanc’s mother, longtime local teacher Winsome LeBlanc, is traveling to Boston to witness the historic occasion. “It’s a soccer mom’s dream come true,” says Winsome. Despite now living in LA, and spending most of her time on the road, Leblanc says she still considers Maple Ridge her home. “That’s were I first kicked a soccer ball,” she says. “That’s where my oldest friends and family are.” Her strong local roots were evident earlier this year when she and Team Canada beat Mexico at B.C. Place in Vancouver to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. “There were old coaches there, friends from high school, people I hadn’t seen in 10, 12 years,” she says. And of course, her parents, cheering her on as always. “Every day they tell me they’re proud of me,” she says. As historic as her milestone is, however, LeBlanc says she has loftier goals. With the 2012 Summer Olympics looming, Team Canada is hoping to do something no other Canadian soccer team ever done before. “This year, we want to medal in London,” says LeBlanc. “Right now, that’s the only thing I’m focussed on.” sports@mapleridgenews.com

Ramblers’ Neumann signs with UFV Cascades staff reporter Maple Ridge Rambler guard Max Neumann will be continuing his basketball career at the University of the Fraser Valley, after the signing with the Cascades this week. Neumann averaged 21 points per game in his his senior year of AAA high school basketball with the Ramblers, while pulling down an average of seven rebounds and adding four assists. UFV Cascades head coach Barnaby Craddock said the six-foot-three guard will have an opportunity to get significant minutes with the graduation of fourth-year guard

Sheldon Bjorgaard. “Max excelled this year at the Center of Performance program against the best guards in B.C, and with one of the best work ethics we have seen in a while we have high hopes for him at the university level,” said Craddock. “Max has had a fantastic Grade 12 season at Maple Ridge under the outstanding coaching of Ken Dockendorf. It’s a privilege to have such a talented and high quality young man chose to join our UFV Men’s basketball program.” Neumann said he was excited to be playing close to home, and hopes to help the Cascades improve on their Canada West silver medal finish this season. The UFV

Cascades were ranked fourth in the final Canadian Interuniversity Sport top ten poll. The Cascades participated in the CIS Final 8 national championship tournament in Halifax earlier this year, finishing fourth in Canada. “I’m very excited to be playing for UFV in the coming years, and I think UFV is the perfect place to help me achieve my full potential,” said Neumann. “It’s great to stay home in the Fraser Valley and I hope to help UFV compete for a championship.” Neumann will add to the local flavour of the Cascades, playing along side former Pitt Meadows secondary guard Spencer Evans.

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THE NEWS/scoreboard Hockey Pacific International Junior Hockey League 2012 playoff bracket PIJHL Championship Series Abbotsford Pilots (2) vs. Delta Ice Hawks (2)

Sports Calendar

Game 3:

Aldergrove Kodiaks 1 @ Abbotsford Pilots 5

Game 1:

Ridge Meadows Flames 2 @ Aldergrove Kodiaks 8

Game 2:

Richmond Sockeyes 6 @ North Van Wolf Pack 2

Game 4:

Aldergrove Kodiaks 4 @ Abbotsford Pilots 5

Game 2:

Ridge Meadows Flames 3 @ Aldergrove Kodiaks 6

Game 3:

Richmond Sockeyes 9 @ North Van Wolf Pack 2

Game 5:

Abbotsford Pilots 5 @ Aldergrove Kodiaks 2

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Aldergrove Kodiaks 2 @ Ridge Meadows Flames 5

Game 4:

North Van Wolf Pack 3 @ Richmond Sockeyes 7

Game 6:

Aldergrove Kodiaks 4 @ Abbotsford Pilots 5

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Aldergrove Kodiaks 8 @ Ridge Meadows Flames 2

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North Van Wolf Pack 0 @ Richmond Sockeyes 3

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Ridge Meadows Flames 4 @ Aldergrove Kodiaks 2

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Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. Ladner Leisure Centre

Game 2:

Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. MSA Arena

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Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. Ladner Leisure Centre

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Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. Ladner Leisure Centre

Delta Ice Hawks 2 @ Richmond Sockeyes 4

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Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. MSA Arena

Richmond Sockeyes 2 @ Delta Ice Hawks 3 OT

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Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. Ladner Leisure Centre

Richmond Sockeyes 6 @ Delta Ice Hawks 2

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Tom Shaw Conference final

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Port Moody Black Panthers 1 @ Abbotsford Pilots 8

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Game 4:

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Delta Ice Hawks 6 @ Richmond Sockeyes 3

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Richmond Sockeyes 1 @ Delta Ice Hawks 2

Tom Shaw Conference semifinals

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Game 1:

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Harold Brittain Conference semifinals

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New route for Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roubaix cycling race in Pitt Meadows staff reporter The third annual Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roubaix road cycling race returns to the dikes of Pitt Meadows on Sunday, April 8, and this year features a new route with more off-road sections. The race is the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst big competitive cycling event of the season and promises to be even more exciting this year as race organizer and Local Ride Bike Shop owner Barry Lyster has turned the old course on its ear and started from scratch to offer riders a brand new route. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The change came late in the organizing process and made things a little more stressful,â&#x20AC;? said Lyster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An unexpected high permit cost left us to either cancel the event or try to get another route ready in time for

Roubaix Sunday.â&#x20AC;? The new course has more gravel than the original one, which should make things even more interesting for spectators and extra challenging for the riders. Lyster added. About half of the courseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10km length is on the scenic Pitt Meadows dike system next to the Fraser River. The courseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other half features some of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the beautiful rural roads. The new loop will start and ďŹ nish on Kennedy Road near the Pitt Meadows BMX track. Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roubaix pays homage to the famous spring classic road cycling race, Paris-Roubaix, which will feature its 109th edition on April 8. The race, which takes riders through northern France, is known for

its grueling conditions, such as rough cobblestone roads and gusting winds. Staying true to its namesake, last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roubaix proved to be a wet and wild race with cold, driving rain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roubaix was an epic day that made April Showers look like a drop in the bucket,â&#x20AC;? said Lyster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping for something in between this year. We want it to be tough for the racers, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want our faithful volunteers to freeze out there on the course.â&#x20AC;? Registration is still open for the event, and available online at www.karelo.com until 4:00pm on Saturday, April 7. â&#x20AC;˘For more information about the race, visit www.localride.ca

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He leaves behind a grand legacy including his loving and devoted wife, Myrna, adoring sons and daughters in law, Kevin (Carolien) and Murray (Franca). Also his pride & joy, grandchildren, Trevor (Regine), Carson, Alexandria, Lauren and Miranda, and great grandchildren Connor, and Haley. He is also survived by his loving sisters, Jean and Betty, and many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents John, and Mary, sisters Jesse and Ellen, and brother Dave.

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IN MEMORIAM

Anne Marie Banks March 22, 2011

She was taken without any warning Her going left hearts filled with pain; But though she is gone from among us, In our hearts she will always remain With Lots of Love Always Glen, Peter, Mae

DINWOODIE, Ian Fraser May 24, 1933 - March 14, 2012 Passed away peacefully in the early evening of Wednesday March 14, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.

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Donna Mary April 12, 1965 ~ March 15,2012 Passed away with her parents at her side at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. She suffered a lifelong illness. Donna never complained even though she was in pain most of her life. She touched many lives and was very caring of others. She will be missed terribly by her family. Survived by parents Douglas and Aileen, brother Larry, sister Catherine (Fred), brother Joseph (Karen); 2 nephews Andrew and Brandon; 1 great niece Emma; many aunts, uncles and cousins in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Arrangements entrusted to Mission Woodlawn Funeral Home. No flowers by request, donations to Crohn’s research appreciated. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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In Loving Memory of

Shauna Tomsic & Jay Blake of Maple Ridge would like to introduce their daughter, Aria Brynn Blake, born March 20, 2012 at 2:17am, weighing 7 lbs 9 oz. Aria is welcomed by her excited older brother, Cole Blake-Boyne, and proud grandparents Brenda Blake, Tom & Terry Blake, and Frimen & Heather Tomsic.

CHILDREN

From humble beginnings being orphaned at a young age, he was temporarily separated from his siblings when he left Swan River, Manitoba and went to New Westminster where he was raised by loving foster parents. He worked in a cannery and honey farm before obtaining employment with Scott Paper at the tender age of 17. He worked there until he retired. He enjoyed raising his family immensely, and created many fond memories. In his retirement years he spent several winters enjoying the good life in Arizona. Also among his favourite times were family reunions in Edmonton, Perth Ont., and Kelowna. He was a kind and gentle man who loved horses. His interests also included hockey, curling, golf, fishing, bridge, chess and cribbage. He also had a keen interest in all things natural and scientific, on earth and throughout the universe. In the last of many charitable gestures, he donated his body to the betterment of science at the University of British Columbia. At his request there will not be a public memorial service. He will be sorrowfully missed and his memory will live on in the hearts and minds of the many that he touched so deeply. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks for all of the many well wishes from extended family members and friends, and to his caregivers in hospital and hospice.

McINERNEY Patricia Maria 1928 ~ 2012 Patricia and her family came to BC in the mid Fifties from Maple Creek, Sask where she was born. With her former husband, Ed and their 5 children they lived in Cache Creek, Williams Lake, Ft. St. John and in the late 60’s Pat moved to Vancouver to attend UBC and earn her BA. Pat moved in 2003 to Maple Ridge where she was very happy. Predeceased by her son Mike, grandson Grady and two brothers, Ed & Pat. Survived by her children Dan (Loretta); Pat, Ben (Karen) and Virginia; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters Colleen (Rod) Pringle, Shirley Kealey and brothers John (Gerry) & Bill (Judy) Kealey. Patricia was and is dearly loved and admired by all her family and will be sadly missed. She had a great appreciation for the arts and loved to paint, dance and played both mandolin and piano.

WIGHT Christina Bridget (Nee Salmon) Dec16, 1917 ~ March 19, 2012 Born in County Mayo, Ireland. Passed away peacefully at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge, BC. She is predeceased by her husband John and her son Peter. Survived by daughters Catherine Clement (Art), Christina Blackburn and Marlene Merke, and daughter-in-law Jean Wight; dear grandma to Colleen, Laureen, Diane, Brenda, John, Karen, Denise, Jim, Christina and Andrea and step-grandsons Joe and Vince. Great grandchildren Kevin, Jamie, Quinn, Cailin, Samantha, Jade and Stevie. Also many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Hamilton Harron Funeral Home, 5390 Fraser Street (at 38th) in Vancouver, with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire a donation can be made to a charity of your choice. HAMILTON HARRON FUNERAL HOME 604-325-7441

Forever in our hearts Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 1:00pm, at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel - 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

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CARDS OF THANKS

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my family, friends, business associates, local sports colleagues, and Cory’s co-workers, who sent cards, flowers, food, online condolences, and phone calls during the recent passing of my beloved husband Cory Champoux.

Your kind words and expressions of sympathy have been very comforting to me and our sons Dustin and Jared Champoux. Thank-you to Thrifty Foods, Kim at the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Robin, Debbie and staff at the Crofton Community Hall, everyone at H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Service, Holly Olson for doing a fantastic job as Celebrant, Colin and Bret’s great tribute to their little brother, Rich Koops for his wonderful song tribute, Richard Klein for the great poem tribute, Chris Mann for doing an awesome photo slide show, Herb Mawbey for providing the good music, and everyone who attended and helped with Cory’s Celebration of Life. I truly appreciate all you have done for me, the boys, the Champoux and Koops families. Thank-you with much love, Evelyn Koops

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Happy 1st Birthday

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LAKESIDE PRE-SCHOOL Located on beautiful Whonnock Lake. Mrs. Kilsby 604-462-0026

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Jackson, you are our little miracle. You came into this world prematurely, but have grown so fast this past year.

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

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PUDDLE D (Duck) Children’s Ctr Preschool Daycare 21/2 to 5 years Before &/or After school care K ~ 12 years Davie Jones Edith McDermott Highland Park Pitt Meadows Programs included: Arts, Science, Music, Math, Dramatic Play & Sports Fully licensed, Qualified E.C.E. Caregivers & Teachers Close to major route

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Req’d by Commercial Laundry. Must have excellent customer service skills, good knowledge of the lower mainland & 5 years of good driving. Experience with cube vans an asset. $19.25 incl benefits. Apply in person btwn 8am-4pm with resume & abstract to:

#205 - 1515 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam

DRIVER WITH CLASS 1 + AIR WANTED To conduct deliveries for international lubricants co. in Vancouver area, Seattle-Tacoma, Prince George, Okanagan & Edmonton. Pay $20/hour, mileage, bonus, profit-sharing & full benefits. Apply with resume by emailing custservpacific@fuchs.com or faxing to 604-888-1145

OWNER OPS WITH A TLS Required for

Prowest Transport New container contract. Fax resume “N” abstract 1-888-778-3563 Ph: 604-214-3161or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net

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EDUCATION

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

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AUJLAS’ FARMS LTD FARM LABOURERS required 5 or 6 Days/Week 40 or 50 Hours/Week $10.25/Hour Horticultural work such as: Planting, pruning, spacing and harvesting the crop. Employment starts early July’12 Submit your application to: 604-465-8153 or by Fax:604-465-9340 or by mail:12554 Woolridge Rd., Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z1

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$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

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LANGLEY SATURDAY, March 24th 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. SANDMAN SIGNATURE HOTEL BANQUET CENTER 8828 - 201 Street

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

BUSY EMBROIDERY SHOP seeking P/T help, Tues. & Thurs. daytime hours (no weekends or evenings). Must be a people person, reliable, with good communication skills & willing to learn. Will train. Please only email resumes sharon@goldenneedles.ca

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CARRIERS NEEDED The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows

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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

HOME of Your Dreams!

Live-in-Caregiver req’d F/T; Exp. 2+ years. Sal:$11.00/hr Duties: Supervise and care for one child and reside in employer’s home. Oversee child activities. Attend to the emotional well-being of child. Prepare meals. Language: English with Tagalog. Location: Coquitlam. Contact Arlinda at e-mail: linda.s2d2@gmail.com

LOCKER STEWARD The Vancouver Golf Club Food Counter Attendants Req’d for 888 Fast Food Enterprises o/a Subway Sal: $11/hr Duties: Take customers’ orders; prepare food for customers; portion or wrap food; serve customers at counters; stock refrigerators; may receive payments. Basic English req’d. Punjabi an asset. Contact Jatinderpal @ E-mail: subwayenterprises888@yahoo.ca Fax: 604-463-5441 Location: Maple Ridge, BC

Heavy Duty Mechanic Sunny Okanagan. Required for maintenance & repairs of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail hr@nor-val.com INSIDE WORKERS REQUIRED for Commercial laundry in Port Coquitlam. F/T Mon. to Fri. $11/hr. Apply in person Mon-Fri at: #205, 1515 Broadway St, Pt Coquitlam.

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The Vancouver Golf Club is looking for an energetic individual (male), to fill the position of P/T Male Locker Steward. The position posting will close on Sat. Mar 31 at noon. The Locker Steward will be resp. for, but not limited to the following: Vacuming; cleaning & sanitizing toilets/urinals; cleaning & sanitizing shower stalls, jacuzzi & dry sauna; washing, drying & folding towels; replenishing locker room amens; occasional lifting up to a max 30 lbs. Interested candidates should forward their resumes to: chugill@vancouvergolfclub.com

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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SPRING INTO A NEW CAREER! Marketing/Promotions 12 F/T positions available Up to $20/hr. weekly pay

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Erica 604.777.2195 T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com

Due to continued growth, FLSmidth Knelson is looking for talented trades people to add to our production team on a full time basis for day, afternoons, and weekend shifts. Journeyman Fabricator/Welder 3 yrs fabricating experience in steel manufacturing environment. 3-5 yrs welding experience. Proficient in stainless steel, mild steel, and aluminum. Ability to read blueprints. Fabricators – Material Prep 3 yrs fabricating experience in steel manufacturing environment. Experience in brake press, rolls, punches, saws, and burn table. Ability to read blueprints. Machinists Minimum 4th year apprentice or journeyman. Experience in steeling manufacturing environment. Experience in manual operation of a lathe, vertical boring mill, horizontal milling machine, and radial arm drill. No CNC required. Compensation: Competitive wages and benefit package with RRSP match program and profit sharing. Explore this opportunity by submitting your resume to

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

PERSONAL SERVICES

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Bookkeeping & Accounting Payroll, Year-end, Financial Statements, Income Taxes E-FILE Service Ph: 604-465-2123 Cellular: 604-788-0161

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Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 3 readings for $35.00

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Ideal for Students. Person required to pressure wash fleet of trucks on a P/T bases. Must have a vehicle to commute between 4 locations. Email resume to kaddy@dryco.ca or Fax to 604-591-6188

F/T Sushi & Kitchen Chef - Hamada Japanese Rest. (Maple Ridge). As soon as possible. High School grad. 3-5 yrs exp. Eng/Kor is beneficial $18.75/hr. Fax: 604-434-7595

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One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors.

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“AN EXTRA HAND” Exp. Hardworking, reliable cleaning lady. Also grocery shopping, light errands & companionship, to-from appoint Louise Reasonable rates. 604.467.3665 .

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

ERICA @ 604-777-2195

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ACCOUNTING Done Accurately Small Business, P/U & Delivery Bookkeeping, Payroll, Tax Returns, HST.604-814-0967 / 604-862-1596

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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 Spic n’ Span Cleaning Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

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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

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Shekon Ventures Inc. dba Subway is looking for food counter attendants. $10.14/hr 40hr/week. Mail # 200- 23981 Dewdney trunk rd. Maple Ridge, BC V4R-1W1 and, 20522 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, BC V2X-3P8 Email harj_subway@shaw.ca

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Mission Association for Community Living (MACL) seeks a fulltime senior manager. Min 3 yrs program management experience in the social services sector, with a demonstrated in-depth working knowledge of Supported Child Development, childcare, early intervention, and services for youth with developmental disabilities. Successful applicant will have a Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child/Youth Care; possess a background in strategic and operational planning, budget management, program oversight, staff supervision, as well as have excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent beneÄts. Salary negotiable based on qualiÄcations and experience. Please send resume and a cover letter by April 9 to macl@macl.bc.ca.

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

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DRYWALL

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GARDENING

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

STEER MANURE

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

Delivered or Picked up

MICRO DRYWALL, Boarding, Taping, Texture Repair, No Job to small, 604-809-2009, microdrywall@telus.net

Wynnyk Farms 604.467.4419

Professional Drywall & Taping All textures. Big/small projects. 604-970-1285

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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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LANDSCAPING

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

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

Cutting Edge Lawncare Ltd. Certified Turf-Grass Management Tech. Does it make a difference?? You bet your grass it does!!

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

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

Tree Service

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

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ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS 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

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

Business / Residential Strata, Apartments, Underground Parking.

MISC SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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NAHAL CONSTRUCTION

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(604)465-1311

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We have from day olds to one month old starting at $5.25ea Huge selection of feed and supplies on hand as well ___________________

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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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FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

PAINT SPECIAL • • •

TOPSOIL

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#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987” $$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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GARAGE SALES

2nd Annual Vintage Sale 11760 ~ 256th St

Collectibles, Shrubs, Plants, Farmhouse & Industrial Furniture, Antiques, Scuba Gear, Vintage Stereo Equipment & Records, Police & Military Memorabilia

March 24 - 25 plus next 2 weekends Sat & Sun 10am ~ 3pm. No Early Birds Rain or Shine Indoors Greenhouse

Haney Presbyterian Church Spring Garage Sale 11858 ~ 216th Street

Sat March 24th 9am ~ 12 noon Rain or Shine Refreshments available

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Running this ad for 8yrs

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

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FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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

LIVESTOCK

Sexed & vaccinated heritage breeds

T & K Haulaway

(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

FEED & HAY

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

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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Green Services Ltd

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

A-1 RUBBISH REMOVAL. Household & Yard Waste. Up to 100% recycle. Reasonable. 604-786-2948

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PETS

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604-465-3189

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AUCTIONS

548

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

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17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

(604)671-2746

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

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604-463-3644 604-861-1490

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AT NORTHWEST ROOFING

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D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

Tree removal done RIGHT!

ABACUS ROOFING

Call: (604)460-8776

Landscape Maintenance

509

518

604-319-1993 BOOK NOW!!!

604-465-1311

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

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

Painting Int/Ext ~ HST WCB Liability Ins. Work is guaranteed

604-462-9009

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

LANDSCAPING

When QUALITY Matters

Dean 604-834-3076

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

320

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Hand washing Seniors discount 20% off

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Mike 604-928-7765

NO Wood byproducts used

Home Renovations and New Construction

Lawn care

SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656

Call Ian 604-724-6373

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

HANDYMAN SERVICES PROF. PAINTING ~ Int / Ext POWER WASHING

300

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

www.bcclassified.com

RETIRED carpenter wants to keep busy. Looking for small carpentry jobs. Will repair or build new. Will also do small plumbing jobs. Call Ken 604-460-7803.

PRESSURE WASHING

317

WE’RE ON THE WEB

Cert Electrician #13588

Gardening

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

604-942-6907

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Fencing & Allan Block

HOME REPAIRS

PRESSURE WASHING

Trimming W Pruning W Topping Clean-upW Garbage Removal Flower Beds W Allan Blocks Bark Mulch W River Lava Rock

(604)836-9274

CHOICE RENOVATIONS Bsmt suites, bathrooms, windows siding, H/W tank installation, etc NO JOB TOO SMALL

S. H. Landscaping Tree Services

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D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured

* ISA Certified Arborist *Hazard Tree Removal * Crown Reduction & Falling * Stump Grinding *Prune & Hedge Trim * Arborist Reports Insured WCB Free Estimates

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

287

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE PAUL BUNYAN

Available for Delivery Call for pricing

For a handy kind’a guy call Larry All Reno’s, & Everything Else (778)994-4736

PETS

SPRINGER/LAB cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, $350. Call 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.

SAWDUST

HANDYPERSONS

477

COLLIE BOUVIER cross puppies born Feb 14. Black with white paws. 1 Blue Merle. Will make excellent family & livestock guardians. Mission 604-820-4827.

PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, black, ready. $500. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.

Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

283A

PETS

PITBULLS ~ PUREBRED. Ready for sale. $300. Vet ✔, 9 weeks old. Call 604-217-2983

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

Professional Installation

✶Residential Specialist✶

LAWNS PLUS

PLUMBING

360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416

M.T. GUTTERS

Cellular 604-671-9694

.Jim’s Mowing Spring Services Same day services

TREE SERVICES

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

W Maintenance W Power raking W Fertilizing W Pruning W Landscaping WClean-up

George 604-466-9514

374

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

(#102055) Bonded

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

477

PETS

Airedale pups. P/b, CKC reg., microchipped, health guar, (604)7943500. email: lovethem@telus.net

MAPLE RIDGE

ESTATE SALE

Sat Mar 24, 9am-1pm.

23110 122nd Ave. Contents of a 2 bdrm suite; dressers, kitchen set, shelving, books, CD’s/DVD’s, office equipment & more.

Maple Ridge

Lawn Bowling Club Garage Sale

11445 ~ 232 St Sat March 24th 9am ~ 4pm

CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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 Chihuahua, Female, spayed, s.c., shots up to date. 10 lbs. 5 yrs old. Likes kids. $250: (778)708-6771

PITT MEADOWS, household items, tools, Sun. March 25, 9-3. 18883 120th AVE.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 746

ROOMS FOR RENT

TRANSPORTATION 818

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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

#1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services

REAL ESTATE 625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Maple Ridge ~ Private Sale 1Bedroom condo. New tile floors in kitchen, hallway & bath. New stove, fridge, sinks & toilet. Attractive, well managed. Centrally located. Air conditioned $129,900 604-465-2328

Maple Ridge P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1200 PoCo 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex with 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms. Avail Now. N/S. $1000/mo. M.Ridge Beautiful 3000 s/f newer Immaculate home in Albion area. 5 Bdrms + den. 1Cat ok. $1800.

Call 604-464-7548 BURNABY & COQUITLAM

Mission

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.

Glenwood Manor Apartments 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

6 bdrm., 4 bath, like new condition basement entry home. Only 4 years old! 2 bdrm. unauthorized suite. ★ ★ OPEN HOUSE ★★ Sunday March 25th 1:00 - 4:00 MLS # F1204950

MAPLE RIDGE

With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

NEWER APARTMENTS

8554 Thorpe St., Mission 604-820-0306

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.

BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT

OKANAGAN RETREAT Open to offers 3br 3ba 1833sf home 5 s/s appls 250-307-0913, 250-365-1718

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

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

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

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

WANTED

GOOD TENANTS

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22334 - 117th Ave Phone 604-463-5660

604.477.0603 MAPLE RIDGE

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

WESTGATE APTS Under New Management

Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

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

Call 778-788-1845

11935 Burnett Street

Brand NEW 2 Bedroom Suites $1275/mo.

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

1 bdrm $790/mo - No pets

Avail April 1 - Ref’s req’d

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge 2 BDRM. AVAIL. NOW

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

604.465.7221

Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY UGLY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

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)

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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 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

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

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 PRESTIGIOUS - WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW! Not your average apt. but 1200 sf of luxurious living space, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, cov. patio, hrd. wd. flrs, Kitch. fully loaded with highend appls, and solid granite cntr tops, lndry rm with full size W/D, Close to shopping, schls, golf and bus route. Avl. Apr. 1st, 2012. $1550/mth. (604)469-6990.

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION

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

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

MAPLE RIDGE

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MAPLE RIDGE West, lovely Townhouse fully furnished, incls all util’s $500mo avail immed 604-467-9921

750

PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550. BCCLASSIFIED.COM Auto Class 800’s: 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.

736

HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM - bright spacious, 4 bdrm. 2 bath, 2 kitchen, W/D, fenced yard, Cls. to amens. $2400/mo. Call 604-936-4827 or 604-936-4824 for more info. 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 Downtown 2 Bdrm rancher, full bsmt, upstairs reno’d, 4 appl’s, large private yard $1050/mo utils not incl’d, No dogs. Avail April 1st (604)477-1224 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.

WEST MAPLE RIDGE 4 bdrm home JUST LIKE NEW on 5 ACRES WITH FENCED PASTURE. Hardwood floors, all new appliances, 4 box stall with water & electricity. 60 x 120 RIDING RING. It’s the perfect package & it sparkles. $2,200/ month AVAIL May 1st. Call George between 9am-5pm 604-467-9300

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 “Cottonwood” nice new bright 1 bdrm, own W/D, DW, soaker tub $875 incls utils n/s, n/p, ref’s req’d. April 1st (604)463-6711

RECREATIONAL/SALE

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1992 FORD RANGER, Pickup. AirCared. New clutch, $1250 obo. Call (604)617-3774 2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 180K, full load $14,500/obo. 604-812-1278

2006 Ford F250 Microwave, rear dinette, 3 burner range, A/C, CD, awning, ½ ton towable, tandem axels. $7,995(Stk# 21442AA) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087 2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. (604)856-8177 604-308-5489

Long box, regular cab, power windows/locks, AM/FM/CD, trailer tow package. $9,995 (Stk#29912A) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

2007 WILDERNESS trailer, 28’, 2 slides, Q bed, 2 drs, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $19,500. 604-856-3777

845

859

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

UTILITY TRAILERS

UTILITY TRAILER 4x10ft. good condition, $675. 604-617-3774.

MAPLE RIDGE: Nice 1 bdrm ste. $725 incl utils. Avail Apr 1. NS. NP. Ref’s. 604-836-5509, 604-466-5509 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. PORT MOODY, Lrg 1 bdrm+den bsmt suite (1000sqft) w/sep ent, W/D strge, prking, new flrs+paint. Near school/park/trails/shops. $950/month. NS/NP. Contact 604307-6242, grant66@shaw.ca

751

SUITES, UPPER

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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

MILLARDVILLE. 2 bdrm upper. N/S. N/P. Laundry & hydro incl. $800. Avail. April 1. 604-937-7161 after 6 p.m.

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

757

WANTED TO RENT

FARM WANTED to rent for sheep /beef production. Must have barn corral fencing etc 604-287-7180

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

OFFICE/RETAIL

Notice is hereby given that on April 1st, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at 20288 - 113B St., Maple Ridge, B.C., the undersigned; Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Laura Rempel ........................ Units 2213/2180 Caitlyn Jane Thomson.......... Unit 2035 John Ashenhurst... Unit 5090 Thierry Laroche..... Unit 2075 Notice is hereby given that on March 31st, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at 11985 - 203rd St., Maple Ridge, B.C., the undersigned; Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned.

MAPLE RIDGE. 2 bdrm T/H. $941/mo. + utils. No pets, family complex, references & meet income requirements. May 1. Red Door Housing Society. 604-467-1650.

810 741

838

SUITES, LOWER

MAPLE Ridge. Albion area. 1 bdrm. Sep entry. NS/NP. On bus rte. Shrd W/D. $625 incl utils. Ref’s. Immed. 778-549-9526 or 604-463-9122.

$1200 per Month. Amica Mayfair Terrace 2266 Atkins Ave. 4th. Floor Mountain view. Furnished 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Full kitchen Seniors Residence (plus 55 years). Extra $500 per month service package includes: Some meals Cleaning of rooms Lifeline. Recreation Facilities. Lease Term Negotiable. Call June 604-970-5863.........if not available please leave a message and June will return your call.

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

Newer farmhouse w/ beautiful Mnt. view, full top floor, 1720sf. 3 bdrm. 2 bath. large living, family rm. & kitchen, N/P, N/S, 2 gas F/P, 5 appli. Cls. to amens. scls. & golf course. Fully furnished. Includes Basic Cable & Internet Refs. Req. 778-688-9421

Al - (604) 506-5840 707 APARTMENT FURNISHED

2001 Honda Prelude, black, loaded sunrf. spoiler. 150,000 kms. $7,999. 778-321-8545 or 778-840-8545.

PORT COQUITLAM SHARED HOUSE FOR RENT $650/room

Please call: rentals@kensingtonpark.ca

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 TOYOTA Avalon XLS, loaded, auto, 175 K, new tires, batt., leather,3L V6, $4800 obo.604-812-1278

1998 Springdale 225RD

COQUITLAM Oxford Hts. Quiet st. 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste. $800/incl utils. April 1. N/P. N/S. 604-722-3346 or 604-941-6143

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Polo Club Apartments

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

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION KENSINGTON PARK

Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments 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

Haney Motor Hotel

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(604)466-5799

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments

$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.

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $4500 firm. 604-538-9257.

HIGH VOLTAGE ADVERTISING

Daniel Markert........Unit C135 Richard Graham.....Unit B135

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604-575-5555 Open Early > Open Late Mon. to Fri. 9-9pm & Sat. 9-3pm

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

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 following vehicle will be sold, as per the warehouse liens act: 1996 Ford 4WHDR VIN# 1FTHX26H2TEB01054 registered owner Kevin Daryl Charney debt amount $3155.54 If you have any claim to this vehicle please respond in writing by April 6th, 2012, to Maple Ridge Towing (1981) Ltd, 23283 McKay Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1B9.

MAPLE RIDGE

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

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

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

604-463-3000

743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Royal Lepage Brookside Rlty Property Management Div. Homes, Barns & Apartments Dave Hyslop 604-240-3523

mapleridgerentals.com

745

ROOM & BOARD

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

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1-800-910-6402

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818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1990 Olds Cierra blue 6cyl auto 4dr no accid. 118kms a/cared Grandma’s car $2750obo 604-465-5103

On June 28, 2011, at 21200 Block of 117th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC, Peace Officer(s) of the Ridge Meadows RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,145.00, on or about 1330 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence under Section 5(2) (possession for purpose of trafficking) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2011-845, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of

dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.


www.mapleridgenews.com - THE NEWS -- Friday, March 23, 2012 -- 47

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2009 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L auto, keyless entry, air, tilt, cruise, AM/FM/CD, with only 10,100 kms. WAS $13,277 NOW

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2009 Toyota Tacoma SR5

1.6L auto, AM/FM/CD, power windows, power locks, air, cruise control, spoiler, keyless entry.

4x4 double cab, air, tilt, cruise, pw/pl, stacker CD, keyless entry, alarm. Only 24,000 kms.

WAS $18,044 NOW

WAS $34,888 NOW

$13,595!

$32,888!

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2011 Ford Edge LTD AWD

2010 Suzuki SX4 AWD

3.5L V6 auto, power windows and locks, air, cruise, leather seats, keyless entry, alarm.

2.0L 4 cyl manual, pw/pl, air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM/ CD, alloy wheels. Only 21,000 kms.

WAS $35,987 NOW

WAS $18,277 NOW

$34,987!

$16,777!

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2008 Mazda3 GT

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2.3L 4 cyl automatic, one owner, fully loaded with leather and sunroof. Only 84,000 kms.

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WAS $16,388 NOW

$12,888!

$15,388!

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2008 Kia Sportage LX

3.0L V6 auto, pw/pl, air conditioning, cruise, leather, power sunroof, alloy wheels and more. Only 12,000 kms.

2.7L V6 front wheel drive automatic, air, cruise, power windows, power locks.

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2010 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4

2010 Hyundai Veracruz LTD

2.4L CVT, North Edition, traction control, ABS, overhead airbag, 26,900 kms.

AWD, 7 passenger, rear DVD, air, tilt, cruise, pw/pl, leather, pwr lift gate, one local owner, 36,600 kms.

WAS $22,995 NOW

WAS $36,995 NOW

$21,995!

$35,995!

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The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. â&#x20AC; Leasing offer available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on new 2012 Genesis 3.8L models with an annual lease rate of 0%. Monthly payment is $499 per month for 48 month walk-away lease. $0 down payment and first monthly payment required. Total lease obligation is $23,952. Lease offer includes Delivery and Destination of $1,760, fees, levies, charges and all applicable taxes (excluding HST). Registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Lease based on 20,000km per year; $0.25 per excess kilometre. Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2012 Genesis Sedan 3.8L GDI with an annual finance rate of 0% for 60 months. Monthly payment is $671. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,760, fees, levies, charges and all applicable taxes (excluding HST). Registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2012 Genesis Sedan 3.8L GDI for $40,395 at 0% per annum equals $671 monthly for 60 months for a total obligation of $40,260. Cash price is $40,395. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,760, fees, levies, charges and all applicable taxes (excluding HST). Registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees are excluded. Ę&#x2022;Price for model shown: 2012 Genesis 5.0L GDI R-Spec is $55,395. Price for model shown includes Delivery and Destination charge of $1,760, fees, levies, charges and all applicable taxes (excluding HST). Registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees are excluded. Ί Purchasers or lessors of a new 2012 Genesis Sedan 3.8L GDI, 3.8L GDI with Premium Package, 3.8L GDI with Technology Package, or 5.0L GDI R-SPEC, who can provide a valid vehicle registration for any vehicle will be entitled to a $1,500 factory to customer credit and $136 dealer to customer credit. Factory to customer credit applies after taxes and dealer to customer credit applies before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available credits. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. See dealer for details. â&#x20AC; ÎŠĘ&#x2022;Offers available for a limited time and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. â&#x20AC;Ą Based on Canadian Black Bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s March 2012 forecast residuals for 2012 full-size car segment. â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC;  Hyundaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions. *Using Premium Fuel.

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2010 Hyundai Genesis GT

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

3.8L 6-speed Coupe, leather, power moonroof, alloy wheels, navigation, keyless entry, sport suspension.

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48 -- Friday, March 23, 2012 -- THE NEWS - www.mapleridgenews.com

Bruce Fuller is really happy. By becoming a BRANDSOURCE Home Furnishings retailer under the Fuller Watson BRANDSOURCE Home Furnishings banner, Bruce can now offer his clients more products at even better prices: it’s his way of sharing his passion for what he does.

And that’s important to him.

Join us for cake and refreshments on Saturday, March 24th!

Bruce Fuller Owner

Discover what BRANDSOURCE has in store for you. Exceptional price offers on various items selected by BRANDSOURCE retailers. Hurry, this is for a limited time only!

GUARANTEE

Up to 50 selected in-store items at unbeatable prices at all times. If, within 30 days after your purchase, you find the same article at a cheaper price elsewhere, we will refund 120% of the difference. What a deal!

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