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Canada Day Steve Bradley, dressed as the queen from Sleeping Beauty, an upcoming SPECC-tacular Productions performance, jokes with RCMP officers as they wait for the opening ceremonies for Canada Day in Maple Ridge, Sunday. See more Canada Day photos, p5. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

Proposed changes to the federal electoral boundaries sever Mission from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, but add a sliver of Port Coquitlam to the riding. The non-partisan Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for B.C. has proposed a new federal electoral map, adding six new districts, for consideration at public hearings this fall. The changes would result in the Lower Mainland holding 26 of British Columbia’s 42 ridings, up from the current 21 of 36. Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and an area of Port Coquitlam south of Lougheed Highway would get its own riding called “Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge” (population: 96,956). See Boundaries, p12

Man burned at former meth house Sodium hydroxide found in basement on 224th St. by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter A Maple Ridge man was sent to hospital Monday after coming into contact with chemicals possibly intended for the production of crystal methamphetamine. Emergency crews were called to the 11600-block of

224th Street around 4 p.m. on Monday after a tenant in a rental home came across a bag of sodium hydroxide while cleaning up the basement. Sodium hydroxide, commonly known as lye, is one of the key components in the production of methamphetamine. The resident of the home reported burning lips, and a sore throat and was hosed down by fire crews outside the home before being taken to Ridge Meadows Hospital.

A second tenant also experienced exposure symptoms, but refused treatment. The Maple Ridge Fire Department’s hazardous materials crew sealed the building off and evacuated the tenants, who won’t be allowed back in the house until the chemicals are disposed of safely. The house, located next to Taggs medical marijuana dispensary, was the site of a meth lab explosion last August. After the lab was discovered, a hazmat team was called in

to clean up the site. Maple Ridge Fire Chief Peter Grootendorst said he wasn’t sure if the chemicals had been missed by the hazmat team that cleaned out the house, or if the chemicals had been brought in afterwards. “At this point, we’re not sure where they came from,” he said. Grootendorst said meth labs pose a danger not only to those who operate them, but to the community, as well. See Meth, p14

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Thriftys opens downtown location 24/7 shopping comes to Maple Ridge, incentives helped by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Downtown Maple Ridge will have 24-hour shopping with the opening of the Thrifty Foods grocery store at Haney Place Mall on Wednesday. Store manager Dave Krupski said the continued development in Maple Ridge’s downtown helped make it viable for the 35,000 sq. foot store to stay open around the clock. “No one else in this area is open 24 hours, so anyone in Maple Ridge will be able to shop at all hours,” he said. “Downtown is perfect for us. It’s definitely growing, and we want to be a part of that.” Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin said Thrifty Foods’ decision to open a 24-hour store is a testament to the company’s confidence in downtown Maple Ridge. “They sees the potential here,” he said. Daykin added that Thrifty Foods fills a void in downtown Maple Ridge that was created when Safeway closed, close to 10 years ago. Having a major anchor tenant like Thrifty Foods at Haney Place Mall will mean increased business for other retailers there, says the mall’s owner. “It’s an incredible draw to the shopping centre,” said Chris Sherry, spokesperson for Narland Properties, owner of Haney Place Mall. In addition to Thrifty Foods, Haney Place Mall will also see the opening of an $10 million Target retail store next year, while nearby construction has started on the Great Canadian Gaming centre and a handful of mixed-use commercial/residential developments. Much of that has been spurred by incentives offered by the District of Maple Ridge to encourage growth downtown, says Daykin. The Town Centre Investment Incentive provides fast-tracked approval for development projects downtown, a municipal property tax exemption for three years, discounts on building permits, and money for property owners to renovate their building’s facade. Since last October, the downtown incentives have generated 36 new projects, resulting in nearly 1,200 new townhomes and condominiums and another 27,000 sq. metres of commercial space.

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Thrifty Foods store manager Dave Krupski is getting ready for the grand opening of the store at Haney Place Mall on Wednesday. In all, more than $110 million in construction projects are planned for downtown Maple Ridge, with $65 million already having applied for building permits. “What we’re hearing is that time saved is as valuable as the money,” Daykin said. Narland spent close to $2 million to renovate the mall’s east end, and was one of the 36 projects to take advantage of the business incentives program. “[The incentives are] a huge stimulus of

positive growth and development for downtown,” Daykin said. “I definitely believe we will see more high density residential development in the area [as a result].” Densification downtown will also allow Maple Ridge to grow while taking advantage of existing infrastructure, reducing the cost to taxpayers. Daykin said the goal for the downtown is to top 20,000 residents in the next 10 years. “In 2003, we were at 8,500, and we’re well

over 10,000 now,” he said. “And the development is just beginning.” As more businesses set up shop downtown, Daykin said there will be more opportunities for local residents to spend their money locally, instead of having to drive to Langley or Port Coquitlam. “You are supporting your neighbours by spending locally,” he said. “An a lot of local business support fundraising efforts ... they’re giving back to the community.”

38-year-old Maple Ridge restaurant has new owners Eye downtown development with optimism By Robert Mangelsdorf

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One of Maple Ridge’s oldest restaurants has new owners, and they are hoping the influx of development to downtown Maple Ridge will keep them in

the black. Kelly Niavis and her husband George took over Bella Vita Restaurant on June 28. It had been owned and operated by Bill Voukelatos since 1974. Niavis said one of the reasons they chose to buy Bella Vita was largely because of its location on Lougheed Highway in downtown Maple Ridge. With the downtown area undergoing a building boom, she is confident her restaurant will take advantage of that. “When Target comes, we think that will help us a lot,”

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Teachers vote to ratify new contract School districts to vote this week by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The end to the ongoing contract dispute between teachers and the provincial government drew closer on Friday as B.C. Teachers voted 75 per cent in favour of ratifying a tentative deal that would see an end to their job action and a return to normal teaching practices this September. However, another contract dispute may be around the corner as the new deal expires next year. More than 21,044 teachers cast ballots province-wide, a turnout rate of 52 per cent. Local teachers cast their ballots Thursday and Friday. BCTF president Susan Lambert said the contract does little for teachers, but noted

that teachers will be back at bargaining table early next year to negotiate the next contract. “I doubt you could find a single teacher in B.C. who is happy with this agreement because it does absolutely nothing to improve the situation in classrooms for students or teachers,” she said. “It doesn’t address class size and composition nor does it provide a fair and reasonable salary increase for our members, who have fallen far behind teachers in other parts of Canada.” The deal still has to be ratified by representatives of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, the province’s bargaining agent for B.C.’s school districts in the ongoing contract dispute, who will be voting on Wednesday. BCPSEA chair Melanie Joy encouraged reps to ratify the agreement.

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Who needs science? These are tough times and tough times demand that tough decisions be made. Money is scarce and your provincial government is tasked with determining where every cent will be spent. Some programs will be cut, much to the chagrin of many, but that is why we elected people who we trust to have their priorities in order. So, it must give the great unwashed much comfort to learn that its elected representatives have come to the esteemed conclusion that it is far more important to give senior staff at Community Living B.C. bonuses that were supposed to be scrapped than to maintain funding for Science World’s wonderful touring program that brought the magic of science to kids throughout B.C. It must give the great unwashed much comfort to learn that its elected representatives are wise enough to realize keeping a bloated public-relations staff, along with the $130,000 salary paid to former TV news anchor Pamela Martin for setting up meetings, is money better spent than being wasted on guiding children into science-based careers that can truly change the world. Yes, Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberal government has decided to withdraw its $1-million grant that helped Science World bring the world of science to children far from Vancouver. Seven months ago, Clark spoke of how important the Science World program was: “It’s important we support Science World and their programs that foster the pursuit of science in our children and throughout the community, so we have bright young people to fill those jobs when they become available.” A year ago this month, Moira Stilwell, thenparliamentary secretary for industry, research and innovation, said: “Getting young people excited about sciences and technology is not a task that ends because the Year of Science is over. “This legacy funding will ensure that we continue to educate our young people about the tremendous opportunities that the sciences provide ... ” What a legacy, indeed. – Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com

THE NEWS Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978 Jim Coulter, publisher publisher@mapleridgenews.com Michael Hall, editor editor@mapleridgenews.com Carly Ferguson, advertising, creative services manager admanager@mapleridgenews.com Brian Yip, circulation manager circulation@mapleridgenews.com 22328 – 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C., V2X 2Z3 Office: 604-467-1122 Delivery: 604-466-6397 Website: mapleridgenews.com Email: newsroom@mapleridgenews.com The News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a selfregulatory body governing the province's newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org. CCAB audited circulation: (as of September 2011): Wednesday - 30,744; Friday – 30,745.

Rough seas ahead for B.C. Ferries VICTORIA – B.C. Ferries has begun its summer schedule, ramping up sailings for the vacation season that is crucial to the fleet’s bottom line. It’s been rough sailing for B.C. Ferries so far this year. The corporation B.C. Views released its finanTom Fletcher cial results in June, reporting a net loss of $16.5 million, compared to net earnings of $3.8 million the previous year. Last year’s earnings were boosted by the sale of the former corporate headquarters for $9.3 million, preventing a loss there as well. In the fiscal year that ended March 31, vehicle traffic was down 3.5 per cent and walk-on passengers were down 2.8 per cent. As a result, B.C. Ferries is forecasting a “small loss” for this year as well. The spring “Coast Saver” sale has just ended. That’s a 37-per-cent discount offered Fridays through Mondays, May 25 to June 25 on the major runs from the mainland to Victoria and Nanaimo. The discounts allowed a foot passenger to cross for $9.95 and a car and driver for $39.95. I asked B.C. Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan last week how the sale went. He didn’t have final figures yet, but he allowed that the boost in traffic was “marginal.” It’s the second year that the spring sale has been offered over weekends,

when people are more likely to travel. But instead of generating additional trips, Corrigan said the main effect has been to shift traffic from midweek to weekends. One of the primary reasons for this spring’s poor performance is the lousy weather that kept people at home. Gasoline at $1.40 a litre is another big one. Hotels and other tourism services tell the same story. Here’s another problem: student traffic on the ferries was down by a third this spring, because teachers cancelled field trips as part of their lengthy work-to-rule campaign. The simplistic political debate about ferry service starts and ends with rising fares, with occasional fits of temper over executive salaries, and ignores the other factors. Just cut the fares and increase the taxpayer subsidy, say the NDP and their local echo chambers. Of course, taxpayers are already pitching in an extra $80 million this year, bringing the subsidy to the ferries close to $200 million. That’s how Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom sweetened the pot as he unveiled new powers for B.C. Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee to set service levels as well as regulate fares. Macatee’s task now is to travel the coast and endure the demands of island dwellers who want the rest of us to subsidize their splendid isolation. The proposition for them will boil down to this: You can pay more or you can have fewer sailings. And where the boat is a third full, you will have fewer sailings. This consultation period is an oppor-

tunity to ask some hard questions. For instance, does Saltspring Island really need three ferry terminals? And why is there no passenger-only service? Macatee’s term as commissioner started with a detailed review last year that pointed to some other ways to save serious money. But CEO Corrigan says there are no quick fixes. FortisBC has offered an $11 million incentive for conversion of marine vessels to natural gas, which would give the fleet significant relief from spiraling fuel costs. But a ferry conversion would take six months or more, and another vessel would be needed in the meantime.

“FortisBC has offered an $11 million incentive for conversion of marine vessels to natural gas, which would give the fleet significant relief from spiraling fuel costs.” Another promising suggestion is overhauling the ferry reservation service, making reservations free and charging extra for those who just show up. Corrigan says a computer reservation overhaul is underway, but it will take three years. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com (tfletcher@blackpress.ca).

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THE NEWS/letters comments • B.e. Mcwilliam · Works at self employed: Re: Pitt Meadows looking at four per cent annual tax increase (mapleridgenews.com). Is local government supposed to focus on finding every means available to deliver services at the best possible prices for their taxpayers or not? Was this not one of the main purposes of the Community Charter when it became law in B.C. a decade ago? We know that there are bureaucrats in many small communities in the Lower Mainland who are earning more than the premier of the province. What is wrong with this picture? It is getting to the point of absolute ridiculousness. • Geoff Clayton: Re: Fisheries minister defends new act (mapleridgenews.com). This is clearly a ruse by [Fisheries Minister Keith] Ashfield to make it seem that the changes in the Fisheries Act was to bring reason and clarity to the farming community so they could clean out their ditches without threat of prosecution. If we believe this, we will have to believe that Enbridge is the good tooth fairy, too.

Government can appeal grave bill EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Appeal decision on assisted suicide (Letters, June 22). In Laurie Geschke’s letter on the Gloria Taylor case, she says that “by judicial fiat” an “unelected, appointed individual,” a Supreme Court judge, has overturned the law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide. In Richard Whalen’s letter, he says much the same thing, complaining about “judicial activism.” Ms. Geschke and Mr. Whalen are entitled to their opinions on the court’s decision. However, I would like to address their views about the role of the courts under our system of law. In Canada, our judges are unelected in order to preserve them from any suggestion of bias in their decisions. We do not want any perception that a judge is beholden to any particular interest group or to a government. One of the roles of our judges is to interpret and apply the laws which government makes. That’s what happens in every court case. Sometimes, when someone complains that a law is unfair, which was Ms. Taylor’s point, the court is also required to assess whether the restrictions imposed by a law comply with the freedoms guaranteed by Canada’s constitution, in particular the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The constitution was written by government and can be changed by government. Unlike our judges, we do elect our governments. What Justice Smith decided, after hearing from Ms. Taylor’s lawyers and the lawyers for the federal government, was that government’s law did not comply with our constitution. She did not throw the law out, though. She told government how the law does not comply with our constitution and gave government time to fix the problem. Part of our system of checks and balances is a process in which trial decisions can be challenged before our Court of Appeal, and potentially before the Supreme Court of Canada.

If government believes that Justice Smith made a mistake in how she considered its law, government may appeal her decision. If Justice Smith’s decision will have the grave repercussions Ms. Geschke suggests, I am certain government will decide to appeal. JOHN-PAUL BOYD MAPLE RIDGE

In the arms of family EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Appeal decision on assisted suicide (Letters, June 22). Thank you, Dr. Marco Terwiel, for your timely and courageous article about assisted suicide and the right to die. As a senior, this topic is on my mind and on the minds of many of my contemporary friends. Not too long ago our beloved 14-year-old dog had a heart attack and we had to make the decision to put her out of her misery. The veterinarian doctor came to our home, injected her and within minutes our dear companion went peacefully to sleep in my arms. The foremost thought in my mind was, how wonderful it would be to die like that. We all will die, but how we die should be our right and choice. When the quality of my life is such that I do not wish to continue to live, I want to have provisions in place that allow me to die with dignity. Many enlightened countries like Holland and Germany and Switzerland allow assisted suicide under strict regulations, so that this right cannot be abused. I would like to die in the arms of family and friends and be assisted by my doctor. But I do not want to have to fear that they are prosecuted and put in jail for helping me. I do not fear dying; I fear mostly of how I may have to die: incapacitated, hooked up to machines, in pain, without control of my functions.

That is not humane. A law, giving me the choice to end my life in dignity, has to be carefully drafted, so that any abuse can be prevented. It does not take away your right to hang in there as long as it takes, but it surely would give me peace of mind. MARIA RAYNOLDS MAPLE RIDGE

Appeal bill EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Appeal decision on assisted suicide (Letters, June 22). I have to agree wholehearted with Laurie Geschke’s letter regarding Bill C-384, a bill to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, must be appealed. The fact that similar bills in the past – C-384 (2010), C-562 (June 2008) and C-407 (June 2005) – were soundly defeated in parliament, tells me that the majority of Canadians do not want assisted suicide and euthanasia taken out of the Criminal Code. Although the current Bill C-384 bill calls for very strict guidelines and safeguards in evaluating requests for intended death, a look at how the law in the Netherlands and Belgium, where euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legal for several years, shows that the law has, over time, been interpreted to allow more and more cases (people) being helped along to their demise and often without the consent of the individual. As a compassionate society, we need to offer those suffering physical and/or mental pain, treatment, support, and pain control, and in the case of dying people, hospice care, which provides all three. We don’t need to offer a lethal injection from the hands of those who were trained to be healers.

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“In some ridings it might be good for the opposition, and in some ridings it might be good for the governing party,” noted Hall. “There’s a riding in Vancouver that’s brand new and I don’t know which way that would go.” Randy Kamp, MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, had no comment about the proposed changes. His New Democratic Party rival, however, has been closely

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“We had a say for once in our lives.” Leroy Sibbles, musician

Leroy Sibbles closes the festival Sunday evening. Little examination of Jamaican popular music is necessary to reveal the creativity of Sibbles. The charismatic singer, bass player, arranger, and songwriter is best known for his work as lead vocalist of The Heptones, but a closer look at his session career reveals an enormous contribution to the feel and direction of Jamaican music through one of its most creative eras. See Festival, p23

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Rags to Radio play Adstock at 1:30 p.m. Headliners Los Furios are on at 7 p.m.

Often called the best ska band in Vancouver (or quite probably Canada), Los Furious is in Maple Ridge next week to headline Adstock. The six-piece band features a horn section complemented by distinct songwriters and vocalists. The Furios shine the brightest when seen and heard live. Another upcoming band to catch at Adstock is Rags to Radio, which has links to Vancouver, Abbotsford and Chilliwack, The quartet are also becoming known for their charismatic live shows, raw, yet catchy songs and their interaction

with live audiences. Made up of Layton and Zack Keely, Jake Holmes, and Josh Erickson, the band continues to work tirelessly, writing and performing cathartic and contagious melodies. Adstock’s Matt Salvesen says Rags to Radio has just signed to a label based in Los Angeles. Adstock is an annual, free concert that was started eight years ago by Adam Rayburn. He called it Adstock – a play on his own name and Woodstock, the most famous concert in history, and which featured legendary performances by Jimi Hendrix, Credence Clearwater Revival, and Joe Cocker, among others. Rayburn hung up his hat this year, but instead of ending the event that bears his name, he’s passing the torch on to others

who know a free rock concert is an immediate panacea to suburban boredom. Salvesen and Polina Erovjenets took over from Rayburn and have lined up a group of bands that are sure to keep the crowd entertained. • To learn more about Adstock or volunteer for next year’s concert, visit them on Facebook at Adstock Maple Ridge Society.

Adstock 2012 • Neon Terror - 12 -12:30 p.m. • North Hill - 12:45-1:15 p.m. • Rags to Radio 1:30 - 2 p.m. • Anchoress - 2:15-2:45 p.m. • The Jen Huangs - 3 -3:30 p.m. • Cornshed - 3:45-4:30 p.m. • Nylithia - 5:45-6:30 p.m. • Los Furios - 7 - 8 p.m.

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Farriers forge passion for trade National team trains in Pitt Meadows for world title by T i m Fi t z g e r a l d contributor

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hile he’s never smoked a day in his life, Hank McEwan coughs with the familiar wheeze of someone with the habit. As he stands on the fringe of the barn entrance, the 82-year-old watches intently as his former students frantically turn steel to horseshoe.

As the reigning Canadian farrier champion Iain Ritchie places horseshoe to hoof, a thick white smoke rises into the air. It is that smoke over the past 64 years that brings on McEwan’s coughing. It is that same smoke that drives his passion for his work. “I’m still shoeing horses and I’m 82 and not doing too bad,” McEwan says as members of the 2012 Canadian Farrier Team wrap up their final preparations at Ritchie’s Pitt Meadows farm before heading to take part in the World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition at the Calgary Stampede, starting today. “I’m still staying on the right side of the grass, that’s the main thing.” McEwan has spent a lifetime learning his trade and gladly passes it on to others. He left his home in Salmon Arm in 1948 and set off to California, where he started work as a farrier. He spent years plying his trade before he moved back to Canada and began teaching at Kwantlen College in the early 1980s. James Findler of Langley, one member of this year’s Canadian team, was McEwan’s student in 1982. For anyone in the business who has met Ritchie, if they are paying attention, they will have been his student. McEwan revels at the chance to help, to pass on a piece of history that runs through his veins. While he no longer teaches in the classroom, McEwan still has plenty to offer. He serves as a mentor to the team, offering insight and a wealth of knowledge that members hope can propel them to the top of the podium in Calgary. “It really is an art,” McEwan. “So much goes into the iron work that goes into the shoes, and the labour that goes into it. These guys are all dedicated to their profession and really top-notch farriers. For Ritchie, success is evident in the his national title, his second in as many years. He also has a fifth-place finish at the Calgary Stampede, back in 2009. As Ritchie finishes his final preparations, he notices a mistake. A small one – a millimetre by his own estimation – but a mistake nonetheless. It’s the precision in his work that drives Ritchie to constantly improve. “I love it. It’s a passion of mine. It’s a hobby, it’s a job. It’s all wrapped into one,” says Ritchie, who grew up and learned the trade in Scotland before moving to Canada 14 years ago. Ritchie, along with Findler, Matt Kuechler and Nathan Powell make up Canada’s entry to this year’s championships in Calgary. All

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(Above) James Findler of Langley applies the finished horseshoe to hoof as he prepares for the World Championship Blackksmiths’ Competition at the Calgary Stampede; (below) Iain Ritchie pulls his shoe from the burning coke before forging it at his farm in Pitt Meadows.

will gather under the enormous tents as six tonnes of burning coal and sheer determination will rearrange iron to horseshoe, all in the hopes of winning the overall title and sharing in some of the more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. “It’s a hell of a camaraderie we have here. These are some of my best friends. Plus, I love the travel and taking my little brown leather bag of tools on the road with me. You learn all the time, your game’s improving and your everyday shoeing is improving.” It’s the everyday shoeing that pays the bills for Ritchie. But like with any business, you’re

only good as your last customer, and if they aren’t satisfied, word can spread quickly. So Ritchie, like his other three teammates, knows there are no days off. Burning coals turn a muggy barn into an oversized sauna as smoke constantly wafts through the air. Hands and arms are scarred from previous days work. For one of the few industries that hasn’t been rendered obsolete by technology, Ritchie relies on his past to forge the future. “You know, I could have fixed my mistake, it was quite evident to me. I just think next week in the championships there will be no time to fix it. You’ve got to get it right, right off the bat. But I’ll be ready for it next week, I’ll be up for the challenge.” While the challenge is competing against

more than 70 of the best farriers in the world, The competition is also about battling the elements, says Ritchie. At an elevation of more than 3,500 feet, 100-degree temperatures combine with thin mountain air to make their job all that much more arduous. Yet Ritchie wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s a tough go, getting finished on time. It’s a real test of your fitness. There’s going to be 72 guys there competing, but there’s only going to be one winner. Only one guy’s going to get that reward. But, inside, it’s definitely rewarding knowing you left it all on that shop floor, you left nothing behind. It’s the usual cliches, but it’s true. You’re sweating, you’re so tired and so thirsty, but you just got to keep going.”


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round pick in next year’s draft. “It is never an easy decision,” noted Fridge. “Sammy was a very popular guy in the dressing room and brought great leadership to the team.” However, Fridge said a number of teams expressed an interest in Cook and the deal was made in the best interest of the team. Fridge said both Cook and Lowe were great members of the team but it was time to move in a new direction. “It’s just part of the game. Nothing was

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nament title in girls Squirt C softball action Sunday in Richmond. The Bombers cruised to 3-0 record during round-robin action before facing the Vancouver Skunks in the semi finals. A hard fought contest saw the scored tied at 9 heading to the sixth inning. The teams then played international rules to break the deadlock, where the team at bat automatically gets to place a runner a second. The Bombers, lead by the strong pitching of Madison Schmidt and Hannah Trampleasure, were able to hold the Skunks scorless in the top of the sixth. The Bombers punched their ticket to finals when Cailin McDonald drove home Chloe Black with the winning run. The Bombers then pounded the Port Coquitlam Animals 17-3 to take home the title. The team’s offensive barrage was lead by the strong hitting of Halle Mitchell, Molly Perler and Sidney Crowe.

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Kathleen Mary (Kal) born Oct. 26, 1916 in Vancouver BC. Passed away suddenly on June 27, 2012 with her loving family at her side. Predeceased by her husband John Joseph (Joe). Survived by her loving children; Lynda Soderholm (Mel), Jim (Brenda) and Dan (Gisele); grandchildren; Janet, Kelly, Patrick, Amy, Lisa, Kenton, Russell, Terri and 4 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Wed. July 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s), 11969-216th St. Maple Ridge. Rite of Christian Burial on Thurs. July 5, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 22561-121 Ave. Maple Ridge. Reception to follow at St. Patrick’s Gym. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be graciously appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca .

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Black Press Digital Digital Ad Trafficker/ Affiliate Coordinator Black Press Digital has an immediate opportunity based out of our Surrey headquarters at 5460 – 152 Street. The position is full-time temporary (paternity leave), reporting to the Director of Online Content. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing field in our online division. You will liaise with all our titles in B.C. and Alberta, aiding them in digital ad trafficking for their websites. You will take a lead position managing Affiliate Marketing opportunities for Black Press Digital. Responsibilities include: • managing digital advertising campaigns and their assets throughout their lifecycle including delivery, optimization and post campaign analysis; • providing regular site and campaign performance stats and traffic analysis reports; • coordinating digital inventory across all British Columbia, Alberta web properties; • liaising with Black Press National Sales with statistical analysis to support sales pitches; • liaising with development teams on digital product development; • managing User Groups and Google Analytics reports for all Black Press titles in B.C. and Alberta, and liaise with managers to familiarize them with GA for their title; • managing all facets of the Affiliate Marketing program for Black Press online, including; - Analyzing account performance to identify areas for improvement; - Analyzing traffic, payouts, commissions, and costs to maximize profit; - Recruiting new affiliates; maintain valued existing accounts; - Report revenue breakdown to stakeholders and forward revenue collection You qualify for this job if you are: • fluid in major ad serving platforms (DFA, DFP, OAS, Mediaplex, etc) • conversant in HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, JavaScript; • nimble in working with Google Analytics, and able to help entry level users better understand; • personable and detail-focused; • able to communicate complex information effectively to a broad audience; • comfortable and self-motivated to succeed in a fastpaced environment; • able to multi-task efficiently and still deliver high quality results Please submit a cover letter and resume to webeditor@ blackpress.ca before 5 p.m. Friday, June 29. We appreciate all applications, however only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview. www.blackpress.ca

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EDUCATION

Healthcare is the #1 employer in B.C. Gain the Skills. Get the job! Become a

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT • Job Security • Great Wages • Career Opportunities Small class sizes with a hands-on approach to learning. PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN MAPLE RIDGE

CALL NOW! Funding may be available.

Your Career Starts Here

604-463-1174 www.discoverycommunitycollege.com


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PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

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

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

Professional Installation

188

M.T. GUTTERS 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED

191

Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

NUTRITION/DIET

SLIM DOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-8545176

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

275 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236

CUSTOMIZED HOUSECLEANING TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS * Move-Outs * Staging *Inside Windows & Organizing Xmas Gift Certicates available

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting

604 575 5555

Green Services Ltd

WOODWARDS Gas & Heating: new gasline installations or conversions, repairs, and servicing, gas appliance hookups, gas bbq box, CALL DAN 604-760-4488

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

287

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

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT lawn cuts, aerating, power-raking, pruning, hedge trimming, trees, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Brad 778-552-3900

356

Happy Place Garden & Home Services. Gardening, Pruning, Landscaping, Trimming and Handy Home Services. 604-615-4356

Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

338

Improvements,

(Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)

317

CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

JMYK Contracting Local Co

Specializing in steel stud’s, T Bar ceilings, Boarding & Taping All Textured ceilings & Painting Any size job ~ 33 years exp Call Mike (604)463-2296 or 778-996-2296 or Jay 604-722-6197 Professional Drywall & Taping All textures. Big/small projects. 604-970-1285 Taping, Spraying & Patching No job too big or small 30 yrs exp Del 604-505-3826

260

ELECTRICAL

Call Don @ RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Lic/Bonded. Small Jobs. 604-462-0480 / 604-861-7418

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.

“Improving the Lives of Women and Girls”

Fun, Friendship, Unity

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

Prompt Delivery Available

$45/Hr

Seven Days a Week

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

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

DRYWALL

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

Aluminum patio cover, NO HST Summer Sale. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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

NO JOB TOO SMALL

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320

SUNDECKS

Soroptimist International Ridge Meadows

MISC SERVICES

604-465-1311

604-807-3464 / 604-466-8401

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

www.recycleitcanada.ca

Meadows Landscape Supply Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064

372

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

• Site Prep • Re & Re • Forming • Custom Overlays • Staining

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

604.587.5865

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

• Stamped • Exposed Aggregate • Broom Finish

TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

RECYCLE-IT!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

DECOR CONCRETE STAMPING

Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal Take your junk away same day Call for rates 778-892-4515

• • •

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

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

.Jim’s Mowing www.jimsmowing.ca

Free Estimates

PLUMBING

NEED Plumbing/Heating/Gas? dansyourman.ca (604)418-6941 Free estimates. Fully insured

OF Home (604)501-9290

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!

Instant Grassifacation!

604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847

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

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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

GARDENING

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

Lic. & Ins. Exc. Refs. 15% Discount google our site 604-317-4729

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

281

Dean 604-834-3076

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

We Recycle! GO GREEN!

AT SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD

PAINT SPECIAL

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

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

• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage

Call Ian 604-724-6373

Running this ad for 8yrs

Home Renovations and New Construction

242

Residential & Commercial Services

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Call Marie 604-467-1118

TERESA’S HOME CLEANING Attention to detail. 18 years exp. Bondable. Exc ref’s. (604)250-7661

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

RUBBISH REMOVAL

DISPOSAL BINS

Scott 604-891-9967

DUTCH TOUCH 284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Serving Tri City 32 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com

604-465-3189

TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

604.786.8769

D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

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

356

Complete Maintenance

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

PRESSURE WASHING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Housewashing Painting Gutter Cleaning

Ext./Int. Summer Special

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

CLEANING SERVICES

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

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

HANDYPERSONS

PLUMBING

#1 IN RATES AND SERVICE. Clogged drains, drips, garbs, renos & installs. Lic/Ins. 604-805-2488.

341

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

Interior Repairs & Renovations Homes & Offices Glenn @ 778-873-8300

(#102055) Bonded

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

338 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

When QUALITY Matters

CRIMINAL RECORD?

283A

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

NO Wood byproducts used

Call Tim 604-612-5388 Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

LANDSCAPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

LEGAL SERVICES

300

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

288

HOME REPAIRS “

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

If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

300

LANDSCAPING

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

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

ACCURATE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SERVICES 3 Rooms for $299. Powerwashing New const. Interior/Exterior No Job’s too small. Free Estimate

Empower, Support, Laugh SOCIAL NIGHTS

2 HUNGRY PAINTERS JUST SIMPLY BETTER Int./Ext. + Power Washing. 75 years exp. combined 604-467-2532

are held the second Tuesday of every month (except July & August) Time: 7:15 pm To attend as our guest call 604.465.7880 or email: siridgemeadows@soroptimist.net

Interior/Exterior Painting ~ Pressure Washing. 28 yrs. exp. Get the best for less! Call Grover 467-4457

Soroptimist International Western Region Website: www.wcsoroptimist.org

778-834-6234


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

BROWN SUEDE Theatre couch. Good condition. Must pick up. $200. 778-899-2837. Brown Suede Theatre Couch. Good condition. Must pick up please. $200.00 778-899-2837

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

.

RENTALS 706

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrms $775/$875 GREAT LOCATION

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

REAL ESTATE 603

StumpMaster Tree Stump Removal

D Stump & Root Grinding

Call Dan @ 604.805.0425

ISA Certified Arborist or Visit: www.stump-master.com for a FREE ONLINE ESTIMATE

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

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

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

ACREAGE

20 Acres - Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE LIVE THE DREAM. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email: bjg_cormorant@shaw.ca

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

627

HOMES WANTED

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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Near Shopping & Amenities.

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

Maple Ridge 22450-121st Street 2 Bedroom Apt $840/mo Attractive modern unit, in a safe, all ages community in beautiful Maple Ridge. Amenities include community gardens, playground, amenity rooms, on site laundry facilities & secure parking in a certified Crime Free Multi Housing complex. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time.

Call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp.

MAPLE RIDGE

AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

New SRI *1152 s/f dblwide $77,900 *14x70 full gyproc single wide, loaded $66,900. Repossessed Mobiles & Modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960. Glenbrookhomes.net

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

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE PETS

&

MAPLE COURT II

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

477

PETS

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

German Shepherd pups, ckc reg, 1st shots, deworm, parents gd temp. $900. 604-796-3026 no sun calls

HUSKY WOLF X pups. 14 wks old, 2 M & 1 F. $300. ea. 1st shots & dewormed. Glenn 604-308-3396 Abbt 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 SMOOTH MINI Dachshunds. Born May 11/12 Family raised. 1st shots, dewormed. $750. 604-855-6176

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

RENTALS 706

Coquitlam 996sf clean 2bdrm 2bath nr Coq Ctr Douglas Coll, aquatic ctr NP/NS July1 $1295. 604-941-3259 Coquitlam Silver Springs beaut clean 2bdrm 2bath unobstructed view nr Coq Ctr all schls Doug Coll. NP/NS $1400 July 1.604-941-3259

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

Fridge $195; Stove $175 Washer $175; Dryer $175 Stackers & Dishwasher Warranty, delivery, low prices 604-534-4402 ----------------------------------------APPLIANCES WANTED * Free pick-up* 604-339-0744

525

UNDER $300

COMPLETE CAMPING gear including 9000 btu propane heater, tent etc... etc... $275 obo (604)467-7076

542

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms Now Open!! Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow yellow signs

(6030 248 Street) OPEN Mon. Sat. 8am - 7pm Sun. 8am - 6pm 604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351

548

FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987”

1 & 2 Bdrms from $695 & $860 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes cable, heat, hot water & parking Seniors discount 21387 Dewdney Trunk Rd

(604)466-5799 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

MAPLE RIDGE

WESTGATE APTS

1 Month FREE Rent S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

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

1 bdrm $790/mo - No pets

Call 778-788-1845

Avail Aug 1 - Ref’s req’d

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge - 1 Bdrm $550/mo includes hot water . Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm)

MAPLE RIDGE, 11672 ~ 224th St.

2 Bdrm suite. $725/mo. incl. heat, h/w, 1 1/2 blocks from Haney Place Mall, 2 blocks from WC Express. Avail. July 1st

Call Cole 778.828.8219 or 604.942.6466

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

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW

Maple Ridge dwntwn, 2nd flr south facing 1 bd ste in sm apt bldg, reno, $750 + utils. July 1. 604-880-4418

463-4449 or 209-6583

Glenwood Manor Apartments

604.477.0603

$$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.

Single items to entire households

Maple Ridge

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQ CTR 2 BR 2 BA Condo,5 appls, gas f/p, 1100 sf, storage, newer cpt, patio, sec u/g prkg, $1250 + util. Aug1. N/S, N/P. 778239-1711

APARTMENT/CONDO

$1100+util Ref. Immed 604-512-8725

MAPLE RIDGE. Lrg, new 1 bdrm & den gr/flr apt. Luxurious, S/S appls, granite counters, prkg, f/p. $1180. Avail July. Call 778-386-1243.

PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm suite $735 1 Bdrm & den suite $815 2 Bdrm corner suite $895 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

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

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

MAPLE RIDGE avail July 1st 2 bdrm, $725 includes cable. Small pet & yard. 604-306-5752

RENTALS 715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

830

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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

OFFICE/RETAIL 2007 30ft Trail Bay Tow Trailer full load generator awning 2 TV’s 13ft slide $16,900. 604-556-3731

MAPLE RIDGE

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

845

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

• Cars & Trucks • Scrap Metals • Batteries • Machinery • Lead

Scotty 604-313-1887

604-463-3000 MAPLE RIDGE: Prime Retail office space 2500 sf. 224th & McIntosh 2nd flr above Jim’s Pizza. Avail. now. Reasonable. (604)230-3058

ROOMS FOR RENT ST

$75 OFF 1 MONTH

Rooms from $445/mo. Fully Furn, weekly maid service, cable TV, private bath, on bus route, 5/min walk to commuter rail.

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

Call 604-467-3944 SUITES, LOWER

MAPLE RIDGE 1 bdrm + den cov patio, alarm, prkng, $750/mo incl’s util’s, share w/d, suits quiet person(s) (604)618-0237 after 6pm MAPLE RIDGE, bright 1 bdrm suite, D/W, W/D, jacuzzi tub, gas F/P, $950/mo incl hydro. Avail Aug. 1. Call (604)328-5631.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Metal Recycling Ltd.

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

750

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low k’s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233.

MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 2 Bdrm small Heritage house. Total new looks with brand new furnace with heat pump, air filtration & air cond, new wiring, plumbing, W/D, F/S window coverings, covered patio, fenced backyard with playhouse and shed. N/S, pet ok $1275. Ref’s a Must 12219-227th St (604)467-4583

746

845

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE 20963 Lougheed Hwy. 3 bedroom home centrally located, large yard, $1100/mo pets negotiable, July 1st (604)306-5752

741

MOTORCYCLES

TRANSPORTATION

1976 VESPA 150. Restored, runs great, very clean, new seats & Speedo. $2500. Call 778-378-4776.

Maple Ridge “Shady Lane” 2 Bdrm, Duplex. Very Nice area near Hospital & schools, fenced back yard, work/storage shop, 4 appl’s n/p, n/s, ref req’d $950. mo 604-463-4051

736

TRANSPORTATION

GUARANTEED

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2005 JEEP Liberty Rocky Mountain One owner, well maintained very good condition with PW, AC, Sun Roof, Trailer pkg. Champagne color with 148k $9000. 604-467-3908

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2003 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, black, rebuilt trans. w/warranty, used eng., new B.J. & brakes. Inspected. $8900 obo (604)826-0519

The Scrapper

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

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

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1987 CAMARO 2.8, just AirCared, looks excellent and runs excellent, $1495. Call: (604)866-6168. 1998 CHEVY MALIBU, 1 owner, only 80,000 miles. $5,000 obo. Phone 778-237-0828.

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

MAPLE RIDGE ctrl bright g/l 1 bdrm sh w/d, N/S. Cats ok. Nr transit. Gas f/p, prkg $700 incl util/full cble. Avail now or Aug 1. 604-463-5592. MAPLE RIDGE. Spac bachelor ste. W/D, hotplate, toaster oven. Nr bus. $600 incl util. ns/np. 604-467-5820 MAPLE RIDGE suit quiet single couple, ref’s req’d 2 bdrm g/lev. patio, shed, shr W/D, N/S, N/P incl utils $900. July 15th or Aug 1st (604)808-1787

Memorable. Inclusive. Sustainable. | Celebrating 25 years

PITT Meadows 1 bdrm sep bldg loft priv patio, f/p, d/w, w/d, n/s/n/p on 1/3acre $900 Aug 1 604-837-2565

752

TOWNHOUSES

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

MERIDIAN VILLAGE 3156 Coast Meridian Road 2 & 3 bedroom Townhouses available RENTS between $970 - $1176 A safe, all ages community in POCO, spacious grounds in a park like setting, close to schools and parks with shopping near by. Great for families - Day Care and After School Care facilities right on site! On site laundry facilities in the apartment building. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time. Call 604-451-6075 to view. http://www.metrovancouver. org/services/housing

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

August 21 – 25, 2012

BE A VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are the foundation of the Games The 2012 Burnaby BC Seniors Games will need approximately 2,000 volunteers to participate in a wide variety of positions. We are looking for a variety of skill sets - everything from event hosts, to photographers, to sporting event coordinators. We need you to make this a successful and memorable event. Thank you for your interest in being part of the 2012 BC Seniors Games!

To register go to www.2012bcseniorsgames.org


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STRAWBERRIES & OTHER LOCAL PRODUCE

NOW AVAILABLE Picked fresh and delivered to Kin`s the same morning!

Prices effective: July 4th to July 8th, 2012 Premium Grade

Fresh & Nutritious

Sweet & Juicy

Jumbo Yellow Peaches

White Nugget Potatoes

Seedless Watermelons

$1.49/lb

99¢/lb

39¢/lb

California Grown

Locally Grown

Haney Place Mall Unit #113 - 11900 Maple Ridge 604.466.1186 OPEN same as mall hours

w w w.kinsfarmmarket.com

California Grown


Maple Ridge News, July 04, 2012