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In character Gaye Lepage as Madam Holofernes (right) and John Ricketts as Dull, the local constable, during a performance of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Sharon Malone, an Emerald Pig Theatrical Society production, at Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows on Sunday. See more pictures in Arts, p21.

Two men, one with links to the Haney Hells Angels, have been charged with trafficking cocaine following a RCMP investigation that targeted the drug trade in Maple Ridge. In March 2011, the B.C. Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit started an investigation called ENuptials, targeting drug brokers and traffickers with links to the Haney chapter of the Hells Angels. “The objective was to disable drug-based trafficking activity in the Lower Mainland and, in particular, the Maple Ridge area,” Sgt. Bill Whalen said. See Trafficking, p5

Pitt farmers mixed over NLC Some want it, others don’t think road is necessary by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

Local athletes win gold at B.C. Summer Games. See story, p29

Farmers who live along Old Dewdney Trunk Road want the city of Pitt Meadows to stop using them as an excuse to build the North Lougheed Connector. Their comments follow the city’s decision last week to move ahead with an application to re-

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move a large tract of farmland from the agricultural land reserve to allow for the construction of a mixed-used commercial area and the connector, needed to access it. Mabel Loveridge, whose son Bill is a fourth-generation dairy farmer, with land along Old Dewdney, says her family has no issue with traffic along the stretch. “We are not suffering at all,” said Loveridge. “They shouldn’t be worrying about us.” The Loveridges have watched traffic diminish since the Pitt

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River Bridge opened and don’t understand why a neighbouring farmer hires a traffic control person when he moves hay. Loveridge, 86, would like to see her family keep farming for several more generations. “It’s some of the best farmland around,” she says. Another farmer, who also farms land that would be sliced in half by the connector, agrees. He said the farmland that would be sliced by the connector is higher than other parts of Pitt Meadows and drains much faster than lower-

lying plots. The farmer, who asked to remain anonymous, sees no need for the North Lougheed connector unless it links to an interchange at Harris Road. Without an interchange, a bottleneck would be created at Harris Rd., he said, adding he’s tired of being used as an excuse to pave over farmland. “It doesn’t make sense to take land out of the [agricultural land reserve] when ALR land is so critical.” See Connector, p4

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Mike Salo, owner of Fraser Valley Metal Exchange in the Albion, says the municipal and provincial regulations contradict one another. Colleen Flanagan/ THE NEWS

‘New scrap metal laws won’t stop thefts’ Dealers must now require ID from sellers, no longer pay much cash by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter B.C.’s tougher new laws for scrap metal dealers went into effect on Monday, but one Maple Ridge dealer doesn’t think they will do anything to curb scrap metal theft. The scrap metal law is the first provincial law of its kind in the country, and is designed to limit the resale market for stolen metal and help identify thieves. Under the new law, scrap dealers must require valid ID from sellers, share purchase details with police, and can no longer pay cash for scrap for amounts above $50, and must now pay by cheque instead. Purchasers who fail to register with the province and fulfill record-keeping and sharing requirements risk fines of up to $100,000. “We heard the call for a new law to crack down on metal theft and we responded,” B.C.

The cost of metal thefts Metal thefts in B.C. cost millions, and endanger lives. Metal thefts frequently endanger public safety, most notably by disrupting phone lines and access to 911 emergency service.

Justice Minister Shirley Bond said Monday. “We have the first provincial law in the country that will remove anonymity and provide police with the kind of information they need to catch metal thieves.” Not everyone in the industry is convinced, however. Mike Salo owns the Fraser Valley Metal Exchange in the Albion industrial area of Maple Ridge and has worked in the scrap metal business for close to 35 years. In the past 10 years, he has seen stolen scrap metal flood the market, and doesn’t believe the new regulations will stop metal thieves. “The problem isn’t with the scrap dealers,” he said. “The problem is with the justice system, and it’s a drug problem, and a welfare problem.” Most metal thieves burn off the casings to the copper wire they steal, making it difficult to prove in court the wire was stolen. Thieves that are successfully prosecuted, are usually given a slap on the wrist, according to Salo. “These people are drug addicts. They are incapable of working, so they steal,” he said.

“They know they can get away with it too.” The new provincial regulations will only serve to push the scrap metal trade underground, and hurt legitimate operators like himself. Salo said unlicensed dealers operating out of warehouses are the ones buying up stolen metal from thieves, no questions asked, only to send the metal overseas in shipping containers where it can’t be traced. “I’ve been around long enough to know what’s going on,” he said. Salo said he hasn’t allowed foot or bicycle traffic into his yard for the past 10 years to keep out the metal thieves, and has always cooperated with RCMP and the District of Maple Ridge’s own scrap metal bylaw. That bylaw, passed by Maple Ridge council last November, requires dealers to record the ID of those who bring in scrap metal, hold on to goods for a week before reselling them, and to notify police daily of metal purchased, However, under the new provincial regulations, police are only allowed to get the personal information from the dealer through a

In 2010, 911 emergency service was cut off to more than 500 residents in east Maple Ridge after thieves stole copper telephone lines along 272nd Street. Earlier that year, three commemorative bronze plaques on the Pitt River Bridge, weighing more than 600 pounds combined, were stolen and later turned up at a scrap

metal dealer, cut into more than 30 pieces. In September 2010, more than $13,000 of copper wiring was stripped from a closed down sawmill on River Road. In May of last year, metal thieves attempted to make off with a 1.5-square-metre steel floodgate that protects the City of Pitt Meadows from rising tides.

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SmartCentres could build connector road fic, says Gary Purewal, the farm plans work around it. Last week, council voted 4-3 in favour of asking staff to prepare an exclusion application, based on concept pitched in a recent land use study, that would see 50.9 hectares (125 acres) of land along Lougheed Highway developed. Of the land being considered for development, only 17.5 hectares (43 acres) is zoned highway commercial. The remaining 32.5 hectares (80 acres) would have to be removed from the provincial agricultural land reserve. Council’s decision went

against the wishes of Pitt Meadows residents who commented on the land use study. They overwhelmingly supported the first option, or Concept A, which set aside 16 hectares (39.5 acres) for farming or other agricultural uses, like a land trust or food processing facility. Of the three options sketched out by consultants in the study, the ones that set aside land for agricultural uses wouldn’t generate enough money to cover the costs of building the North Lougheed Connector, a road that’s needed to access the commercial strip.

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Even the third option, which proposes a mix of uses, including big stores, a hotel or conference centre, showrooms or a business park on the entire 50.9 hectares site, will struggle to meet the costs. Building the road would occupy seven hectares of farmland and cut in half six parcels, at least four of which are currently farmed. The city believes mall developer SmartCentres, which owns a chunk of land in the area and has options on several other parcels, is willing to fork out $9.5 million to build the road before their property

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Sentence over for driver who killed De Patie by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s w reporter The young man who dragged a Maple Ridge gas station attendant to death in 2005 has completed his sentence and been released from prison. Darnell Darcy Pratt’s sentence for manslaughter ended Sunday, July 22. Pratt was 16 in March 2005, when he struck and killed 24-year-old gas station attendant Grant De Patie in a stolen car while fleeing an

Esso station on Dewdney Trunk Road in east Maple Ridge without paying for gas. De Patie’s family still has little faith in Pratt’s rehabilitation. The 22-year-old violated parole conditions three times when he was previously released from prison. “I think he is more than likely to reoffend,” said Doug De Patie, Grant’s father. “It’s just a question of whether he gets caught. I am sure Mr. Pratt is going to find himself in trouble again.”

In June, Pratt breached a condition of his statutory release in Victoria a month after he was released from the maximum-security Kent Institution in Agassiz. He also failed to return to Victoria halfway house he was staying at two days after his last statutory release in November. Police issued a Canada-wide warrant for

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Our gun culture The recent tragedy in Toronto, in which two people were killed and 23 others injured at a neighbourhood party after someone pulled a gun and started shooting, illustrating a few points the public would do well to pay close attention to. One is that more young people are carrying handguns than most people suspect. This is just as common here as in Toronto, as many people even peripherally involved in the drug trade consider a handgun necessary. Another point is that most handguns are illegally brought in from the U.S., where they are widely available. Perhaps some sort of sophisticated gun detectors could be considered for installation at all busy border crossings. Most of these guns are coming in by car, and it is impossible for customs officers to search even a fraction of the vehicles that cross the border. A third and perhaps surprising point is that a significant minority of guns used by young people have been stolen from legitimate handgun owners in Canada. This means there needs to be a heavy emphasis on storing guns in locked containers, and keeping ammunition and clips in separate locations. For guns that can be partially taken apart, it would be best if the parts are stored in several different locations. There is no need to put further restrictions on legitimate handgun owners. They are already under tight restrictions, and almost every single one is a law-abiding citizen. This issue also demonstrates the folly of the long gun registry. Those guns are almost never used in crimes. They are impossible to conceal and often cumbersome to shoot in a busy area. The Conservative government did the right thing in getting rid of such a useless tool. It would be far better to take some of the money spent on that registry and use it to improve scanning for guns at border points, and to ensure that registered owners of handguns are doing all they can to prevent their weapons from being stolen and used by crooks. Canada has generally had a common sense policy on guns. They are seen as necessary tools in rural areas, and as unnecessary in cities. This is as it should be. It’s time additional steps are taken to prevent handguns from getting into the hands of young people. – Black Press

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es, my son,” he began, “the only thing golden about the Golden Years is me As we age Depends.” Thus began a long Graham Hookey and somewhat comical discussion about my father with an old fisherman from Newfoundland with whom my parents have been friends for years. We were sitting in calm water recently, jigging a few codfish early in the morning, when he commented about how much he was missing my father. The two had been fishing and hunting buddies for half a century, even more tightly bound together once they both retired and had the time to hunt, fish and berry-pick almost daily. “Well I’ll tell you somet’ing,” he added, “your fadder and I had some pretty good years b’y, and I’m not sayin’ I’d change a thing, but it’s a darn (bleeped and edited) shame that we all got to get older. Yessir, your father would walk a long way, with a full pack, to catch a meal of trout. We had some times b’y; we had some times.” He looked wistfully off to the ocean, avoiding eye contact with me to be sure that if any tears might be welling up, I wouldn’t know about it. Birth and death are common elements of everyone’s life, but while the

happiness of a birth is charged by the anticipation of much joy to come, the sadness of a death is doubly hit by the recollection of what was and the reminder that it won’t happen again. I fished with the man because I knew he liked company, and while his own family can come occasionally to share it with him, most of his friends have either passed or are too incapacitated to join him. Frankly, he probably shouldn’t be out there himself, but if the cliché, “he died doing what he loved most” truly has any merit, then he should be out there, for certain. It was a strange sensation for me to listen to the voice of a hardened outdoorsman crack with emotion as he regaled me with stories of their mutual “stupidity” at times that led to both comical and life-threatening circumstances. These were stories rarely shared with wives, who would be mortified and perhaps request limitations. They were stories of loyalty and deep friendship between men and many of the stories demonstrated a side of my father that I hardly knew. He’d never be as “stupid” with me at his side for fear something might happen to me, but with his peers, well, a little risk-taking was all part of the fun. In one of the many silent moments between stories and hauling up fish, I looked over at my father’s friend and realized that while I missed my dad, his friend missed him even more. My father was a role-model and a guiding hand for me, but our lives were more connected by family roles than by personality or interests.

Family has its mandatory moments, but friendship is by choice and a long and loyal friendship is no less binding than family. I told him I was selling my dad’s boat. Although I have an emotional attachment to it, and would love to keep it, the reality is that a motor left unused in salt air is a motor with a short life ahead of it, and I know my father would rather have the boat used than falling into disrepair.

“They were stories of loyalty and deep friendship between men and many of the stories demonstrated a side of my father that I hardly knew.”

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THE NEWS/letters ‘Without cutting’ means tax increases EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Pitt council accepts tax petition (The News, July 20). Once again we see how much Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters cares about the residents of Pitt Meadows. She states in your story, “We have sent a clear message to staff to bring back a conservative budget without cutting services.” Without cuts in services, the mayor is stating that tax increases will continue in the future. Will she ever come down from her ivory tower and realize that she can’t have everything she wants. It’s time to figure out what Pitt Meadows needs and can afford. I wish that I could get everything I wanted by spending other people’s money. The story also states that having city staff do a zero increase budget would be a waste of staff resources. Speaking about wasting staff resources, the mayor also stated she will send each of the petition signers a letter outlining the city’s stance on taxation. How much will this cost? Let’s see, the mayor will write one letter, then pass it on to city staff to modify and mail out. By the time all 900 letters are sent out, counting staff time, materials and postage, there goes, at minimum, another couple of thousand of our dollars. Five years of worldwide recession and Pitt Meadows’ mayor and council continue on without controlling spending. No one has asked for a tax reduction, just that they hold the line at zero, which most of us have had to do in regards to our earnings. ARCHIE BLANKERS PITT MEADOWS

Save with responsible attitudes EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Time for a change when it comes to garbage (Letters, July 18). I see there is still a lot of education to be done on the way we do things in Maple Ridge regarding garbage. As an advocate for recycling for more than 40 years, I have been involved with many studies on the subject, and certainly agree with most council members that garbage is a problem each individual creates, and should look after. Maple Ridge has the most comprehensive recycling system in B.C., and our council supports this ‘carrot’ to encourage responsible waste disposal. Recently, bans on dumping various materials have started providing the ‘stick’ to pressure the same results. There is no ‘away’ to get rid of waste. It will always be somewhere. Landfills are costly to initiate, run, and close. Incinerators only take a solid waste and reduce it, releasing the gasses into the atmosphere, and creating a hazardous bottom ash, which

has to be landfilled with special controls. Recycling closes the loop, so the material is put back into the system in a sustainable manner. Recycling is working. Metro estimates that Maple Ridge recycles 52 per cent of its waste. Metro recently revised its estimate of how many incinerators would be needed as there’s not as much waste to feed them. The estimate of food as a percentage of the waste stream is now around 30 per cent. It used to be 10 to 15 percent in 1980. But other portions of the waste stream have been reduced by recycling, taking up a larger share. Food waste has been proposed as the next item on the Metro agenda for collection and recycling by 2015. In the meantime, many of us are composting, and will be continuing to do so. For those not able to install a backyard composter, there are worm composters, and for items difficult to compost. The Ridge Meadows Recycling Depot has digesters to

handle bones, meat, animal feces. Those of us who have next to no garbage due to our responsible attitudes have no wish to have an increase in our taxes to subsidize those who care not. If you are concerned about all the different garbage trucks on your street, talk to your neighbours about using a common collector, you may even get a discount. DAVID KOEHN MAPLE RIDGE

Have a referendum Re: Time for a change when it comes to garbage (Letters, July 18). I can’t understand what agenda council has. Every time I strike up a conversation with neighbours or parents through sports, the topic gets to garbage pickup and recycling. People have no problem expressing their views, and from what I hear, I don’t believe council, except for a few who are aligned with what residents want. When it comes to garbage, the way it is done now is not effective and is not an

environmentally friendly method as up to four different companies a week stop at various houses on my street. Wouldn’t having one company be more effective? Council at the very least should offer the citizens a referendum to put the issue to rest. If they truly have the pulse of taxpayers, they wouldn’t be afraid to put it out for us, the taxpayer to decide. And why not explore other ways to provide recycling services. The recycling society is so ingrained in city hall, I wonder if this clouds the view council has. Maybe other companies could provide better value to taxpayers. Maybe we should be able to opt out of the recycling services, and get reimbursed the tax portion. If the recycling services had competition, we could choose. I am sure most residents would pick the system that is the easiest on them, not some system of six bags we have to spend many hours separating. JOHN FULLER MAPLE RIDGE

Designating one dog breed as dangerous does not create safety EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Council mulls live pet sale ban (The News, July 20). We are very pleased to hear that the city is considering the ban of retails sales of animals in pet stores. While Gary Penno, co-owner of Mr. Pets, may not get his animals from mills, the retail sale of pets does serve to contribute to homeless companion pet problem in our cities. Shelters across the province will and have testified to this, as many of these pets are purchased on impulse only later to be surrendered and abandoned. The proposed breed specific legislation, which would automatically deem pit bull and pit-bull-type dogs dangerous, is archaic and in contradiction to the changes many municipalities across Canada, and the United States, are making. Policy and academic research has proven that designating one breed of dog dangerous does not create a safer community and certainly does not promote respon-

sible pet guardianship, which is really the issue. In fact, by saying one breed of dog is dangerous promotes a false sense of safety. The city will effectively be saying any other dog, regardless of its temperament, is safe. Finally, while it is true the B.C. SPCA supports legislation that bans the retail sale of pets, Liz Holitzki failed to mentioned that the SPCA does not support breed specific legislation, in any form. KATHY POWELSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PAWS FOR HOPE ANIMAL FOUNDATION

Sick to my stomach EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Proposed bylaw to single out pit bulls (The News, July 18). I have two pit bulls and many friends with them. Not one of those dogs is aggressive or dangerous in any way. People are judgmental and uneducated about the breed. Nothing is wrong with them and their jaws

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Re: Proposed bylaw to single out pit bulls (The News, July 18). As a recent owner of a pit bull from the SPCA, I must say I disagree with the proposed bylaw. I was reluctant to allow such a dog into our house because of the perception of the breed. However, since she has come to live with us, she has been nothing but a joy. She is very even tempered, and loves to go to the door to greet visitors. She has been introduced to many of the children in the neighborhood. We have taken her to meet smaller dogs who have snapped at her and she does not retaliate at all.

At the local dog park, she plays well with other dogs of all breeds and sizes. I agree there are pit bulls who are aggressive. But as statistics show, the worst offenders are golden retrievers and Chihuahuas. So then this bylaw should be applied to them, as well. Any dog bite is bad and should not be grouped by breed. Studies show that some dogs will actually become more aggressive. I think a better approach is to educate dog owners on aggressive dog behaviors. If a dog shows any aggression, it should be on a leash at all times and kept away from public places. Dogs can be trained and with lots of TLC. I feel only as a last resort with dogs that have a history of aggression, regardless of breed, should be muzzled. I would hate to see loving dogs like ours be muzzled just because of their breed.

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Meadows, finished first in the province in gold medals with 41 in total. However, Vancouver Island-Central Coast won the overall medal count with 113, edging Fraser Valley’s 112 medals. Many of the local medals came on the water, as paddlers from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows dominated the kayak events, some of which were held at the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club. Julianna Won of Maple Ridge led

local athletes with three gold medals, taking first place in the K-1 500m open, K-2 2000m open, and the K-2 500m open events. Julianna’s brother Justin Won also topped the podium in the boys’ K-2 500m open event, along with Sebastian Sorescu of Maple Ridge, who also won gold in the boys’ skills competition. Justin was also a member of the gold medal-winning boys/girls K-4 open team, which included Sharon Kim of Maple Ridge and Mike Pod-

schadly of Pitt Meadows. Podschadly took gold in the boys’ K-1 500m train to train event, while Maple Ridge’s Mathew Koehler was first in the boys’ K-2 2000m open. In the track and field events, Pitt Meadows’ Reid Muller led the way with a pair of gold medal finishes and B.C. Summer games record. Muller won the boys’ 1200m race with a time of 3:18.08 to put his name in the record books. Muller was also a part of the Fraser Valley

Zone 3 relay team that took gold in the boys’ 4X400m relay, along with Maple Ridge’s Zachary Hetherington. Maple Ridge’s Jordan Ellingson won gold in the boys’ javelin. Cody Osborn of Maple Ridge won gold for wrestling, in the boys’ 63 kgdivision. Equestrian Hannah Beaulieu, also of Maple Ridge, won a pair of golds for dressage and in the overall team competition. See Summer Games, p30

Senior A Burrards pound Victoria Shamrocks in ‘historic win’ by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter In a season bereft of positives, Friday’s performance over the Victoria Shamrocks is a win the Maple Ridge Burrards can hang their hat on. The Burrards trampled the Victoria Shamrocks 15-11 on the road at Bear Mountain Arena, handing the No. 7-ranked senior

men’s team in Canada their most lopsided defeat this season. “I can’t tell you the last time we won out there,” said Burrards coach Daren Fridge. “It was a pretty historic win for us.” Fridays game was about payback, and the Burrards dressing room had plenty of reasons to be fired up. The Burrards have twice lost to Victoria this season, and the 17-7 drubbing they suffered in June

was still fresh in their minds, said Fridge. Friday’s game was also the Burrards’ first meeting with former Maple Ridge forward Derek Lowe since he requested to be traded earlier this season, ending up in Victoria. “It’s easy to rally around a situation like that,” said Fridge. “[Assistant coach] Rob Williams sent a strong message to the guys before the game, so they were pretty fired up.”

Maple Ridge got on the board first thanks to a goal from Simon Giourmetakis a minute into the first period. The teams traded goals for the remainder of the period, with Brandon Bertoia, Jarrett Davis, and Garrett McIntosh each scoring for the Burrards to ensure a 4-4 tie heading into the second period. The score didn’t stay tied for long, however, as the Burrards

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Cuts to TransLink brass trim costs by Jef f Nage l Black Press TransLink terminated 10 senior executives last year as part of its ongoing cost-cutting drive, according to newly released financial disclosures. The transportation authority would not disclose how much money was paid in severance, but said the payouts ranged from three to 19 months worth of wages. CEO Ian Jarvis said TransLink has cut its executive ranks in half – from 22 to 11 positions – since 2009, although the full number still on the payroll is 16 when vice-presidents at TransLink subsidiaries Coast Mountain Bus Co. and B.C. Rapid Transit Co. are also counted. One of the latest senior positions to be chopped was that of Michael Shiffer, the vicepresident of policy and planning. Shiffer was re-

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Ridge Coun. Cheryl Ashlie. Saturday’s judges: Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters; Steve Pelton, of SKP Plant Factory and Kitchen Pick; Richard Morrant, executive chef of Pitt Meadows Golf Club; and Tim Sarsfield, food services manager at The Salvation Army Caring Place. Sundays judges: Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin; Eileen Dwillies, market manager of the Haney Farmers Market Society; Mike Mulcahy, chef and owner of Big Feast Bistro and Catering; and Emma Davison, sales and marketing director for Golden Ears Cheesecrafters. “We are an agricultural society first and we should be supporting agriculture first,” said Bates. Not only will this competition provide an attraction at the festival, but Bates is pleased to be able to give each participant in the event a $500 bursary for a post-secondary education in culinary arts, redeemable within two years. “There’s no losers in this competition. They will be judged, but every one of them will receive a $500 bursary,” said Bates.

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12:30 Storytelling with Lori Sherrit Fleming in the Eco Maze 1:00 Sheep Dog Demonstration – Bill McCallion (Ring #2) Roller Derby – half time show with the Solidred Band (Planet Ice) Town & Country Square Dancers – Commercial Bldg. The World Round-Up Freestyle Team Skateboarders - (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Dairy Presentation & Milking Demo (opposite Fun til You’re Done Farm) Look for Fanny Starchild – Bilingual Clown - on the fairgrounds! 1:30 Sheep Shearer – Johanna Walker (Centre grounds) Spinning & Fleece Washing (Centre grounds) Look out on the Grounds for MIKE BERTNESS, juggler extraordinaire! Latin Flavours Fitness: Zumba (Canadian Heritage Stage) 1:45 Out of Many Reggae Band – representing Jamaica – (Canadian Heritage Stage) 2:00 Trials Stars Bike Show – (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) 4-H Llama Obstacle (Ring #3) 4-H Dog Agility (Dog Ring) Country Fest Black Box Cooking Competition – Judging takes place Look for Fanny Starchild – Bilingual Clown - on the fairgrounds! Storytelling with Lori Sherrit Fleming in the Eco Maze 2:30 Horse Shoeing – Kim Tuka (Centre grounds) 3:00 Roller Derby (Planet Ice) – Open scrimmage The World Round-Up Freestyle Team Skateboarders - (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Look for Fanny Starchild – Bilingual Clown - on the fairgrounds! Look out on the Grounds for MIKE BERTNESS, juggler extraordinaire! Dairy Presentation & Milking Demo (opposite Fun til You’re Done Farm) Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard Farming Area) Maple Ridge Skating Club Demo (Planet Ice Building) The Mad Celts – representing Scotland – (Canadian Heritage Stage) 4-H Beef Showmanship (Ring #1) 4-H Goat Show (Ring #2) 3:30 Sheep Shearer – Johanna Walker (Centre grounds) Spinning & Fleece Washing (Centre grounds) Storytelling with Lori Sherrit Fleming in the Eco Maze 4:00 Trials Stars Bike Show – (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Look for Fanny Starchild – Bilingual Clown - on the fairgrounds! Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard

10:00 Gates Open “Fun Til You’re Done Farm” Opens Backyard Farming opens Home Arts & Gardening Bldg. Opens Call of Paintball - opens Flyball Dog Tournament starts – Fields for Kids - behind Beef Barn The World Round-Up Freestyle Team Skateboarders - (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Eco Maze opens. Storytelling with Lori Sherrit Fleming Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard Farming Area) Church at Country Fest (Canadian Heritage Stage) 4-H Llama Public Relations (Ring #3) 4H Rabbit Project (Golden Ears Curling Club) 4-H Dog Obedience (Dog Ring) 4-H Sheep Projects (Ring #2) 4-H Beef Project (Ring #1) 10:30 Storytelling with Lori Sherrit Fleming in the Eco Maze 11:00 Trials Stars Bike Show – (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Dairy Presentation & Milking Demo (opposite Fun til You’re Done Farm) Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard Farming Area) Barrel Race Show begins. Starting with OPEN and POLES to follow 11:30 Horse Shoeing – Kim Tuka (Centre Grounds) 11:45 Gabby’s Girls Dance Team (Canadian Heritage Stage) 12:00 Beer Garden Opens West Coast Amusements Rides opens Roller Derby (Planet Ice) – The Voodoo Derby Dolls and Whiskey Renegades The World Round-Up Freestyle Team Skateboarders (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Country Fest Black Box Cooking Competition begins. Look for Fanny Starchild – Bilingual Clown - on the fairgrounds!

12:00 Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard Farming Area) Avalanche – (Canadian Heritage Stage) 4-H Swine Project (Swine Show Ring) 12:30 Sheep Shearer – Johanna Walker (Centre Grounds) Spinning & Fleece washing (Centre Grounds) Maple Ridge Skating Club Demo (Planet Ice Building) Storytelling with Lori Sherrit Fleming in the Eco Maze 1:00 Sheep Dog Demonstration – Bill McCallion (Ring #2) Roller Derby – half time show with the Solidred Band (Planet Ice) Town & Country Square Dancers – Commercial Bldg. Trials Stars Bike Show – (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Look for Fanny Starchild – Bilingual Clown - on the fairgrounds! Dairy Presentation & Milking Demo (opposite Fun til You’re Done Farm) 4-H Llama Packing (Ring #1) Gabby’s Girls Dance Team (Canadian Heritage Stage) 1:15 Robyn & Ryleigh – (Canadian Heritage Stage) 1:30 Horse Shoeing – Kim Tuka (Centre Grounds) 2:00 The World Round-Up Freestyle Team Skateboarders - (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Look for Fanny Starchild – Bilingual Clown - on the fairgrounds! Country Fest Black Box Cooking Competition – Judging takes place Storytelling with Lori Sherrit Fleming in the Eco Maze 4-H Llama Driving (Ring #3 2:15 Gabby’s Girls Dance Team (in front of Canadian Heritage Stage) 2:30 Sheep Shearer – Johanna Walker (Centre Grounds) Spinning & Fleece washing (Centre Grounds) Brent Lee Bare Bones (Canadian Heritage Stage) 3:00 Sheep Dog Demonstration – Bill McCallion (Ring #2) Roller Derby – Planet Ice – Open Scrimmage Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard Farming Area) 3:00 Town & Country Square Dancers – Commercial Bldg.

Farming Area) 4:00 Latin Flavours Fitness: Zumba (Canadian Heritage Stage) 4:15 Man In Black – Johnny Cash Tribute – (Canadian Heritage Stage) 4:30 Horse Shoeing – Kim Tuka (Centre grounds) Look out on the Grounds for MIKE BERTNESS, juggler extraordinaire! Beer Garden Opens Storytelling with Lori Sherrit Fleming in the Eco Maze 5:00 Sheep Dog Demonstration – Bill McCallion (Ring #2) The World Round-Up Freestyle Team Skateboarders - (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard Farming Area) Dairy Presentation & Milking Demo (opposite Fun til You’re Done Farm) Eco Maze closes. 5:30 Sheep Shearer – Johanna Walker (Centre grounds) Spinning & Fleece Washing (Centre grounds) Natasha Zimbaro – (Canadian Heritage Stage) 6:00 The World Round-Up Freestyle Team Skateboarders - (outside Golden Ears Curling Club) Maple Ridge Skating Club Demo (Planet Ice Building) Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard Farming Area) Barrel Race Show – Top Racers 6:30 Latin Flavours Fitness: Zumba (Canadian Heritage Stage) 6:45 Todd Richard – (Canadian Heritage Stage) 7:00 Town & Country Square Dancers – Commercial Bldg. Dairy Presentation & Milking Demo (opposite Fun til You’re Done Farm) Pedal Powered Flour Milling Demos by the Flour Peddler (Backyard Farming Area) 7:45 Latin Flavours Fitness: Zumba (Canadian Heritage Stage) 8:00 “Fun ‘Til You’re Done Farm” Closes Avalanche – (Canadian Heritage Stage) Call of Paintball – closes Backyard Farming closes 9:00 Home Arts & Gardening Building Closes 9:15 Brent Lee Band (Canadian Heritage Stage) 10:00 All Livestock Barns Closes MIDNIGHT FAIR CLOSES

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James Rowley as Berowne in the Emerald Pig Theatrical Society’s steampunk production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost in Pitt Meadows Spirit Square on Sunday. The production moves to Maple Ridge this week, playing at Memorial Peace Park Thursday through Sunday.

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Bard on the Bandstand (From left) Luke Zalubniak as Longaville takes a note from Jacquenetta (Julie Cutting) as Costard ( Richard Wiens) looks on during a performance of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost in Pitt Meadows. It plays July 26-29 at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. Shows start at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Fans are Fighting for Ithaca Band’s single Last Chance gains radio airplay with a little help from fans by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

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(From left) Fighting for Ithaca : Tommy Phoenix (bass); Pat Le Breton (no longer a member); Curtis Steeksma (vocals); Jonny Steeksma (guitar); and Phil Maloney (drums). Pat has been replaced by Adamm Mounstevens (guitar).

f you follow the band Fighting for Ithaca on Twitter, you’ll get a real glimpse of the relationship it has with its fans. The band engages in lively conversation with them, but doesn’t hesitate to harass them when they in turn need something. “We’ve got a lot of respect for our fans,” says Phil ‘Philthy’ Maloney, a Maple Ridge resident. “But we also reward them for what they do.” The drummer for the powerpop-hardcore-punk quintet notes there’s an entire wall in the band’s rehearsal space dedicate to gifts, cards and plush toys received from fans. We keep it all, he says. To date, Fighting For Ithaca boasts 3,273 Face-

book Likes and some 14,000 Twitter followers. Lately, Fighting for Ithaca has turned to the social media site to push its single Last Chance, which was released by 604 Records on June 24. The fans, who were instrumental in getting Fighting for Ithaca signed to 604 Records, once again delivered. Last Chance is now on rotation on the Vancouver radio station Sonic Nation and beat Justin Beiber with 96 per cent of the vote when pitted against him during a daily request segment called the Sonic Spin Off. “We didn’t expect that,” says Maloney, adding that the band won the Spin-Off five days in the row, for a place in the “Sonic Spin Off Hall of Fame.” Ithaca frontman and Coquitlam resident Curtis Steeksma explains that Last Chance is about being young and carefree, hanging out with friends, taking risks and exploring what’s out there. He likens the song to the band’s history, which has had its ups and downs over the past year with different players, sounds and demographics. See Ithaca, p22

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Fighting for Ithaca has had growing pains, but now excited about future Ithaca from p21 For example, in 2009, when Fighting For Ithaca placed in the Top 20 for the Seeds contest with The Fox 99.3 radio station, the music was heavier, Steeksma said. “We’ve definitely had some growing pains,” he reflected. “But, I think, right now we

single titled Partying With Santa, which debuted at No. 19 on iTunes. In March, Adamm Mounstevens joined the band to place Pat Le Breton and, in May, they shot a video for the single Last Chance, which was filmed by Ben Knechtel, the guy be-

stage. That’s what we love to do. It’s a natural high.” Since it signed to 604 Records in November, it has released a popular Christmas

Steeksma thought up the name, convincing his bandmates that it would represent a call to action “to get home or to get back where you belong and, for us, that’s on the Steeksma

have a real solid line-up and we’re excited about the future.” As for the band’s unusual name, it’s rooted in the past, a reference to the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the Greek Island following the sack of Troy is part of the Odyssey narrative.

hind Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe video. The video is set to air sometime this summer. The EP they’ve recorded will be released later this year, perhaps after a second single. As for why the fans are so ready to battle for Fighting for Ithaca, Steeksma and Maloney

believe it’s because of their music. “I really think we’ve created a good product,” says Steeksma. “If we put out good music, we’re rewarded for that.” • To hear Last Chance, visit 604records.com. – with files from The Tri-City News

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ‡Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from June 14, 2012 to August 31, 2012 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of most new 2012/2013 Ford vehicles (excluding all chassis cab and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor, Medium Trucks, Mustang Boss 302, and 2013 Shelby GT500). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ‡‡No purchase necessary. For full contest rules, eligible vehicle criteria, and to enter as a Ford owner, visit www.ford.ca/shareourpridecontest (follow the entry path applicable to you, complete all mandatory fields and click on ‘submit’) or visit your local Ford Dealer for details. Open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority, possess a valid graduated level provincially issued driver’s license, and are owners of Ford branded vehicles (excluding fleet customers and all Lincoln and Mercury models). Eligible vehicle criteria includes requirement that it be properly registered in Canada in the contest entrant’s name (matching vehicle ownership), and properly registered/ plated and insured. 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Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ±Until August 31, 2012, lease a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4X4 5.0L and get 4.99% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 36 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $39,999 at 4.99% LAPR for up to 36 months with $1,550 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $399, total lease obligation is $15,914 and optional buyout is $16,000. Offer includes Total Price Adjustment of $11,316. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Total Price Adjustment is deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,600, but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 60,000 km over 36 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 Escape 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [10.0L/100km (28MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) Hwy / 2013 Edge 3.5L V6 FWD 6-speed Automatic transmission: [11.1L/100km (25MPG) City, 7.2L/100km (39MPG) Hwy / 2012 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8: [14.9L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. †When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid. ††Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid vs. comparable competitor engines. Max. horsepower of 411 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 3.7L V6 SST: 12.7L/100km city and 8.9L/100km hwy based on Environment Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ◆◆Projected best in class fuel economy based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped 2011 Ford vs. 2010 competitive models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. ◆Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. 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Community Calendar Friday, July 27 • Are you gay, bisexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Groups meets at 7:30 p.m. For info and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813.

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Healthy Living Improvements in stroke care

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mergency departments across B.C. are making progress in their efforts to improve treatment for strokes and prevent their reoccurrence. Through a provincial stroke learning collaborative, 17 interdisciplinary teams made up of 125 physicians, nurses, nurse educators, and managers representing 29 emergency departments from all parts of the province came together during the past few months with a common purpose: to improve the outcomes for stroke patients. Stroke – the rapid loss of brain function due to a lack of blood supply to the brain – is the third leading cause of death in BC. Approximately 4,500 British Columbians are affected by stroke each year, and up to 36 per cent of those people are at risk of dying within one year of having a stroke. The collaborative was held by the B.C. Patient Safety and Quality Council and Stroke Services B.C., a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Its goals: to enhance treatment; decrease the number

of transient ischemic attacks (TIA, a mini-stroke when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time) that become a full stroke; increase use of best practices in the emergency department; and ensure appropriate patient care transitions. “Stroke can potentially be treated with a highly effective clot-busting drug called tPA if it is administered within a short window of time,” said Dr. Devin Harris, medical advisor, Stroke Services B.C. and an emergency room physician. “That’s why it’s so important to recognize and respond to the warning signs. The longer a stroke victim goes without medical care, the higher the risk of permanent brain damage, disability, and death.” Group successes: • outreach to high-risk patient populations to educate them on signs and symptoms of stroke; • greater awareness by emergency department staff to recognize and urgently treat stroke and TIA; • reduction in the time it

takes for a stroke patient to receive a CT scan, including a partnership with B.C. Ambulance Service to take patients directly to the CT scanner; • increase in sites where staff is trained in administration of tPA, so that more hospitals in B.C. can give the clot-busting drug; • development of a clinic specifically for stroke patients; • and greater communication between hospitals throughout B.C. Every health authority participated in the project and participants continue to share what they learned in all regions of the province. “What’s fantastic about the stroke collaborative is that most of the teams have implemented significant changes to improve stroke care, and we are starting to see more positive outcomes for stroke patients,” Harris said.

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A Pitt Meadows man who started a petition calling for no residential tax increase next year is still fielding calls from residents who want to sign it. Tom Murray presented the petition with 930 signatures to council at a regular meeting last week, but said he’s now decided to continue collecting signatures until fall. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Murray, whose been getting phone calls and emails from others who share his concerns. Murray and his wife Norma decided to start the petition after hearing council passed a resolution for staff to

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Tom Murray and his wife Norma started the petition, calling for no residential tax increase in 2013. prepare a budget based on a four per cent tax increase each of the next five years. The Murrays want a “zero” tax increase for 2013. “We are going to be taking a very close look at next year’s budget,”



said Murray. He remains disappointed that a technical problem resulted in no sound being broadcast while he spoke during last Tuesday’s council meeting. “A lot of people are quite angry there was

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Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows were well-represented at the top of the podium last weekend at the B.C. Summer Games in Surrey, with 20 local athletes coming home with gold medals. In the overall competition, Fraser Valley Zone 3, which includes athletes from Maple Ridge and Pitt

Meadows, finished first in the province in gold medals with 41 in total. However, Vancouver Island-Central Coast won the overall medal count with 113, edging Fraser Valley’s 112 medals. Many of the local medals came on the water, as paddlers from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows dominated the kayak events, some of which were held at the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club. Julianna Won of Maple Ridge led

local athletes with three gold medals, taking first place in the K-1 500m open, K-2 2000m open, and the K-2 500m open events. Julianna’s brother Justin Won also topped the podium in the boys’ K-2 500m open event, along with Sebastian Sorescu of Maple Ridge, who also won gold in the boys’ skills competition. Justin was also a member of the gold medal-winning boys/girls K-4 open team, which included Sharon Kim of Maple Ridge and Mike Pod-

schadly of Pitt Meadows. Podschadly took gold in the boys’ K-1 500m train to train event, while Maple Ridge’s Mathew Koehler was first in the boys’ K-2 2000m open. In the track and field events, Pitt Meadows’ Reid Muller led the way with a pair of gold medal finishes and B.C. Summer games record. Muller won the boys’ 1200m race with a time of 3:18.08 to put his name in the record books. Muller was also a part of the Fraser Valley

Zone 3 relay team that took gold in the boys’ 4X400m relay, along with Maple Ridge’s Zachary Hetherington. Maple Ridge’s Jordan Ellingson won gold in the boys’ javelin. Cody Osborn of Maple Ridge won gold for wrestling, in the boys’ 63 kgdivision. Equestrian Hannah Beaulieu, also of Maple Ridge, won a pair of golds for dressage and in the overall team competition. See Summer Games, p30

Senior A Burrards pound Victoria Shamrocks in ‘historic win’ by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter In a season bereft of positives, Friday’s performance over the Victoria Shamrocks is a win the Maple Ridge Burrards can hang their hat on. The Burrards trampled the Victoria Shamrocks 15-11 on the road at Bear Mountain Arena, handing the No. 7-ranked senior

men’s team in Canada their most lopsided defeat this season. “I can’t tell you the last time we won out there,” said Burrards coach Daren Fridge. “It was a pretty historic win for us.” Fridays game was about payback, and the Burrards dressing room had plenty of reasons to be fired up. The Burrards have twice lost to Victoria this season, and the 17-7 drubbing they suffered in June

was still fresh in their minds, said Fridge. Friday’s game was also the Burrards’ first meeting with former Maple Ridge forward Derek Lowe since he requested to be traded earlier this season, ending up in Victoria. “It’s easy to rally around a situation like that,” said Fridge. “[Assistant coach] Rob Williams sent a strong message to the guys before the game, so they were pretty fired up.”

Maple Ridge got on the board first thanks to a goal from Simon Giourmetakis a minute into the first period. The teams traded goals for the remainder of the period, with Brandon Bertoia, Jarrett Davis, and Garrett McIntosh each scoring for the Burrards to ensure a 4-4 tie heading into the second period. The score didn’t stay tied for long, however, as the Burrards

scored seven unanswered goals to start the second period, putting the game out of reach for Shamrocks in the span of 14 minutes. Bertoia and Riley Loewen each had a pair of goals in the middle frame, while Dayne Michaud, Patrick O’Meara, and McIntosh each had goals of their own to give the Burrards an 11-5 lead heading into the third period. See Senior A, p31

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Burrards dominate at B.C. finals Peewee girls win gold, midget girls take silver, bantam squad finishes fourth last weekend by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Ridge Meadows Burrards girls’ box lacrosse teams had a strong showing at the provincial championships in Nanaimo last weekend, with the peewee squad leading the way with a gold medal. The peewee girls’ Burrards defeated New Westminster on Sunday by a score of 7-3 to claim the B.C. title. Paige Bell won the Warrior Sports Canada Most Valuable Player award, while Kennedy Gill was the recipient of the Warrior Sports Canada Fair Play Award. The peewee Burrards opened the tournament with a 19-3 win over Nanaimo on Thursday, followed by their only loss of the tournament on Friday, 4-3 to New

Westminster. The Burrards bounced back on Saturday with a 9-2 win over Port Coquitlam, before beating New Westminster in their rematch in the championship final on Sunday. The midget Burrards were edged by the Burnaby Lakers 6-2 on Sunday, and settled for silver at the provincial tournament. Autumn Meredith was named the team’s most sportsmanlike player. Ridge Meadows opened with a 10-1 win over Nanaimo, followed by a 1-0 win over New Westminster 1 on Friday afternoon. The Burrards lost 2-1 in overtime to Burnaby on Friday night, but bounced back with a 2-0 win over Port Coquitlam. However, the Burrards midget girls’ once again fell to Burnaby in the final. In the bantam competition, the Burrards finished in fourth place after losing 3-2 in double overtime to the Burnaby Lakers. Mikayla Quinn won the fair play award for the bantam Burrards. The bantam Burrards finished with a record of 2-3 at the tournament. sports@mapleridgenews.com

Maple Ridge’s Mason off to America Cup staff reporter Maple Ridge’s Keanna Mason is off to Hawaii this week where she will be competing at the 2012 Girls Junior America Cup at the Wailea Golf Resort Gold Course in Wailea, Maui. The tournament got under way on Tuesday, and finishes up on Thursday in the 54-hole stroke play team competition, where three of four team member scores count for the overall team total on each day with the highest being discarded. Mason is one of four female B.C. golf-

ers between the ages of 14 and 17 selected to represent the provincial golf association at the tournament. Joining Mason are West Vancouver’s Alix Kong, Victoria’s Naomi Ko and Grace Chua of White Rock. All four players have represented B.C. previously in international competitions, including the 2012 North Pacific Junior Girls’ matches. Mason was fifth at the 2012 B.C. Junior Girls’ Championship last month, and helped guide Team B.C. to a repeat victory at the 2012 North Pacific Junior Girls’ Team Matches in May.

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Play at the plate Catcher Colton Smart of the Ridge Meadows Mudhens reaches to make a tag at home during a junior men’s baseball game against the Vancouver Capilanos at Albion sports fields Sunday. The Mudhens lost the game 5-2, slipping to 4-7 this season.

20 local athletes win gold at B.C. Summer Games Summer Games from p29 In the team events, Mitchell Kinna and Mitchell McDole of Maple Ridge, and Brody Glemnitz and Jacob Tiefisher of Pitt Meadows, were all part of the gold medal-winning Fraser Valley Zone 3 boys’ box lacrosse team. In girls’ softball, Maple Ridge’s Courtney DeAdder,

Taylore Jones, and Elizabeth Murphy, helped the Fraser Valley Zone 3 team to a first place finish. Reegan Wanders of Maple Ridge and Kathleen Acaster of Pitt Meadows won gold with the Fraser Valley Zone 3 girls’ soccer team. • For full local results, see Friday’s edition of The News.

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Senior A Burrards hope to deny Salmonbellies a trip to the playoffs Senior A from p29 The Shamrocks threw everything they had at Burrards goaltender Drew Dickie in the third period, outshooting the Burrards 27-11 in the final frame. But timely goals from Colton Porter, Randy Daly, Mitchell Bannister, and Bertoia helped keep the Shamrocks at bay. “There were a couple stages of the game where they were really pushing back, but we got goals when we needed them,” said Fridge. “It was a pretty balanced attack, and everyone was contributing.” Porter was named the game’s first star, while Davis and Bertoia were named second and third stars, respectively. “[Porter] was amazing on offence,” said Fridge of the rookie forward. “He created a lot of chances. For a guy straight out of junior, only five-foot-eight, to have a game like that against one of the league’s best teams was pretty impressive.” Fridge also singled out the play of rookie Jaxson Lee, who moved from forward to transition. “The effort and energy from

[Lee] was great to see,” he said. Dickie finished the night with 50 saves on 61 shots, while the Burrards had 45 shots on net at the other end of the rink. Leading the Burrards in scoring was Bertoia with four goals, while Davis had eight points, with a goal and seven assists. Porter had seven points, with a goal and six assists, while Loewen and Daly both had four-point nights. The win was just the Burrards third this season, and with a last place finish in the Western Lacrosse Association already cemented, Maple Ridge will hold the first pick at the 2013 WLA draft. However, the Burrards have shown life of late, something Fridge counts as a positive heading into next season. The Burrards are 3-5 in their past eight games after going 0-7-1 to start the season. Had the wins come in the first half of the season, the Burrards’ fate may have been different, Fridge mused. But the toll from injuries and work conflicts has cursed the 2012 Burrards all season.

“You add [Curtis] Dickson, [Joel] Dalgarno, [Aaron] Pascas, Chris Seidel, and Daniel Amesbury, who knows what would have happened,” he said. With two games left to play, and the New Westminster Salmonbellies coming to town this Sunday for the Burrards final home game of the season, Fridge said his team is staying motivated knowing they could deny the ’Bellies a trip to the postseason for the first time since 2004. The Salmonbellies are currently 8-8, and two points out of a playoff spot. Oddly enough, it was the Burrards who knocked the Salmonbellies out of the playoffs in 2004 with an 11-7 win over the Langley Thunder on the last day of the regular season. “If we could play the spoiler, we would absolutely love that,” said Fridge.

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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

ELECTRICAL

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

CONCRETE & PLACING

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

Free Estimates 604-807-3464 / 604-466-8401

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

269

FENCING

FENCE PANELLING Hand built fence panels. Install Fence Panels & Gates

WCB ~ Licenced ~ Liabilty~ HST

Seniors 10% discount

604-319-1993 281

GARDENING

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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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

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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

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

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Become a

COUNTER PERSON

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

(some baking req’d) Permanent Part-Time position.

Must be friendly & outgoing. Apply in person with resume to:

The Lunch Doctor

12139 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows before 11am or after 1pm.

604-465-5955

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306

RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

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

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

• Stamped • Exposed Aggregate • Broom Finish

EDUCATION

DRYWALL

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

DECOR CONCRETE STAMPING

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(#102055) Bonded

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

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

NEED A Business or Personal Loan? Get a Business start up Loan for up to $5 million bankruptcy. Bad credit ok, interest rate from 1.9%. Apply now at www.borrowusnow.com or call 1-855-937-8487.

PERSONAL SERVICES

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

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

Journeymen Fabricators and CWB Ticketed Welders required. Afternoon shift available. Gloucester Industrial Park. FAX: 604-856-2363 Visit our website: www.lesteel.com

CONCRETE & PLACING

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

Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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.

Fax resume: 604-944-2916, Call Adam: 604-944-2977 or e-mail aknipfel@designroofing.ca Visit: www.designroofing.ca

Peace Arch News, a bi-weekly publication serving more than 37,400 homes in White Rock and South Surrey, has an immediate opening for a full-time Advertising Sales Representative.

Please send your application in confidence to:

SIMPLY FOR YOUR HEALTH & PLEASURE. *European *Private Excellent Service 604.230.4444

Including: Company Vehicle, Paid Travel, Support Crews, Top Wages, Health/Dental, Pension & Company Uniforms. Must have proven ability to install using RCABC roofing practices and follow WCB regulations.

Display Advertising Department Advertising Sales

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Offering Great Benefits

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and combines a salary/benefit package designed to attract and retain outstanding staff.

PERSONAL SERVICES

MASSAGE CONFIDENTIAL

IMMEDIATE Opening for Ex. Upholster & sewers, Kelowna 250-860-0523 & 250-491-9454

If you have a proven track record in sales, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career-oriented with strong organizational and communication skills, we would like to hear from you.

MIND BODY SPIRIT

Ultrasonic Bath in your home tub. Relaxation W Ease mental stress. Bathe away physical fatigue. Cleanse & beauty care. For ladies only. Try demo.

harmonydaycare@ mapleridgecrc.com

This is a challenging career opportunity for a result-oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in one of the Lower Mainland’s fastest-growing markets.

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

Established Christian Daycare looking to hire a qualified ECE person for temporary, full time position. $15.00 per hour. Send resume to

Peace Arch News is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 100 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

TRADES, TECHNICAL

AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28-$30/hr, journey person $32-$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-846-2231; (fax)780-8462241 or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca production@autotanks.ca Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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

CALL NOW!

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Funding may be available.

Your Career Starts Here

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOOT & OWL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

CUSTOM TILE WORK Drywall work/rubbish removal

*Rototilling *Levelling *Gardens *Loader Work *Brush Cutter

Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

~ Free Estimates ~

or BATHROOMS

Reno’s/Additions/Kitchens

Gary 604-339-5430

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

Ed’s ROTOTILLING & LANDSCAPING

Custom decks/Concrete work

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

INTERVAN PAINTING

374

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

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

* Residential / Commercial * New construction * Re-paint Interior / Exterior We provide the hi-end quality.

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

WCB, Insured, Free Est’s! Call Henry 778-288-4560

604.587.5865

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

www.recycleitcanada.ca

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

Duncan’s Painting: Int & Ext Pressure Washing & Drywall repairs 35 years exp (604)459-3881

300

LANDSCAPING

NO Wood byproducts used

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

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

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

Clean-up Rubbish Removal Located in Maple Ridge Call Matt

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

DISPOSAL BINS

604-465-3189

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

DUTCH TOUCH

312 MAINTENANCE SERVICES

M.T. GUTTERS

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

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

OF Home (604)501-9290

HANDYPERSONS

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

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

778-834-6234

Look Who’s Hiring! Browse through bcclassified.com’s career and employment listings in the 100’s.

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

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

ACCURATE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SERVICES

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

Call Tim 604-612-5388

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We Recycle! GO GREEN!

PLUMBING

www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL 317

MISC SERVICES

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

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

23rd ANNUAL

2012 Charity Golf Classic Thursday, August 23 AT LEDGEVIEW GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB – 2 TOURNAMENT OPTIONS: BBBSFV Golf Invitational • Shotgun start 7:30 am

604-465-1311

MOVING & STORAGE

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

Includes continental breakfast, deluxe lunch @ Phoenix Lounge, Auction & Golf Awards

Local & Long Distance

Classic Best Ball Tournament • Shotgun start 1:15 pm

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

$45/Hr

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOLE IN ONE

CONTESTS sponsored by Mountainview Harley & Sunrise Toyota

A-1 EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR. Quality job, senior rates, free est, residential, commercial. Refs. 15 yrs exp. No job too small.Call 604-476-0766

In association with:

CHPA

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting

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

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Housewashing Painting Gutter Cleaning Complete Maintenance

604.786.8769 Call Ian 604-724-6373

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

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

Scott 604-891-9967

Call Chris

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

PRESSURE WASHING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Ext./Int. Summer Special

Craven|Huston|Powers|Architects

W W W. M E N T O R I N G W O R K S . C A

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

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

Presented by:

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Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

604-537-4140

Online Registration & Payment at: www.mentoringworks.ca

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

AFFORDABLE MOVING

FOR DETAILS: Lauren 604.852.3331 Lauren.Gemmell@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

TOPSOIL

• • •

Meadows Landscape Supply

For the golf enthusiast: golf clinics by PGA of BC Teaching Pros

Includes box lunch and dinner @ Phoenix Lounge, Auction & Golf Awards

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

P/B Choc. lab puppies, 5M, 6F, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $750. 604-217-6551 or 604-825-1730

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

604-462-9009 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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 $

APPLIANCES

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

523

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

320

BEAGLE PUPPIES. AKC reg’d. 2 males, 1 female, tri-colored. 1st shots, dewormed, micro chipped. Ready to go. $650. 604-826-1204 (Mission)

BOXER PUPS, family raised, declaws, tailes, vaccinated, health cert exc quality. $975. 604-341-1445

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

28 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED

283A

Residential & Commercial Services

Improvements,

Green Services Ltd

Professional Installation

604.726.7542

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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

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

Dean 604-834-3076

PETS

Handyman Services

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

477

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

Instant Grassifacation!

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure Home Renovations and New Construction

PETS

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

.Jim’s Mowing www.jimsmowing.ca

TREE SERVICES

RECYCLE-IT!

* Painting Contractor *

604-941-2263 / 604-725-7246

RUBBISH REMOVAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

UNDER $100

FREE WOOD 12159 Dover St. across from MR High School (604)463-2259

524

UNDER $200

ATTENTION KNITTERS Wool for sale. Everything $1.00. (604)465-0339

542

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

ALL Natural, No Spray, Blueberries. U-Pick/We pick. Tanoa Farms Pitt Meadows 604-897-6303 / 460-6408

WE-PICK Blueberries $2.00 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808

548

FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987” 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

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

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households

463-4449 or 209-6583


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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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GARAGE SALES

551

604.477.0603

GARAGE SALES

MAPLE RIDGE JULY 28 and July 29 HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS Purchased new - MAPLE RIDGE used four months in vacation home. Moving Sale Still available are two queen size bedroom suites - both with sleigh Saturday July 28 beds. One is in pinewood with high9am - 1pm boy, dresser/mirror, desk and two 11490-Waresley St night tables. One in a gold-tone wood with dresser and two night taHousehold items, furniture, etc. bles. There is one queen mattress/box spring set. Bedding; towels; decor items; area carpets; black wrought iron entry table; prints; dinnerware; serving pieces; glassware; flatware; pots/pans; utensils; bakeware. 2472 LeCLAIR DR. - Coquitlam 604.931.1092

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

ALL NEW Queen MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell. $150 - Call: 604-484-0379

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

560

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

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

MISC. FOR SALE

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

REAL ESTATE 603

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

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.

Call 778-788-1845

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

715 S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

1 bdrm $790/mo - No pets

Avail Aug 1 - Ref’s req’d

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

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

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

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

9 Pce patio table set, $250. 3 Seat patio swing seat w/cushions $250. Two 2 pce tool chests $60/set 1 Lrg tool cabinet $150. (604)463-5149

PEARL DRUM SET, $800, 6 cymbals, 1 throne, 1 stool, double base pedal, in Hope. Call (604)869-7329

WESTGATE APTS

1 Month FREE Rent

1 & 2 Bdrms $775/$875 GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites *

PORT COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm grd level duplex. Carport. Walk to WCX & shops. N/P. N/S. Refs. Sept. 1. $1050/mo. + utils. 604-464-4258.

736

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 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

657

HOPE

YALE, WOW 395K-3 acres + 2 houses, 600 ft Fraser River frt. 2 hrs from Vanc. Dan (604)860-3454

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

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

741

MAPLE RIDGE 1/bdrm condo, walk in closet, 5/appls, gas f/p. (paid by owner) $850. also 2/bdrm condo, u/g pkng. Gordon Tower. 222/Dewdney. $1100. both Avail now. 604-467-4450, 604-833-4450.

TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

604 575 5555

MAPLE RIDGE

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

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

MAPLE COURT I RENTALS

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows Brand New. Solaris Towers. *1Bdrm+den $1150 & *2Bdrm+den top floor $1450. 5 appls, nr WCE, shops, parks & schls. Ref’s required. NS/NP.

Call 604-464-7548

Visit our website for other rental properties:

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Coquitlam 996sf clean 2bdrm 2bath nr Coq Ctr Douglas Coll, aquatic ctr np/ns Aug. 1. $1295. 604-941-3259 Coquitlam Silver Springs beaut clean 2bdrm 2bath unobstructed view nr Coq Ctr all schls Doug Coll. np/ns $1325. Aug 1. 604-941-3259 Maple Ridge: 11735-225 St. Quiet 2bdrm $900. Inc heat & h/w. No dogs 604-467-9420, 604-728-0940. MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 1 bdrm apt, $750/mo incl heat, h/w, N/P. Avail Aug 1st. Call 604-476-6683.

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

MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL. 2 bdrm apt. $850/mo. incl heat, h/w. N/P. Avail. Aug. 1 604-476-6683. Maple Ridge

Glenwood Manor Apartments 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 NEW WEST 621 Colburne; Avail Aug 1, quiet & clean 1 bdrm, 1 blk fr Queens Park & Canada Games pool. No pets, $740. 604-454-4540

SUITES, LOWER

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2008 Honda Civic, 2dr, auto, a/c, 95,000km, installed halo HID and sub woofer, excellent condition. $16,000 firm. 604-796-2219

PORT COQUITLAM north. 3 bdrm hse (main flr) 2 bath. F/P. ldry. $990 + 2/3 utils. N/S. N/P. 604-306-1701. PORT COQUITLAM. SXS 3 bd & 1 bd down, appls, view, nr amens, $1250 & $650. Call 604-941-4166

752

TOWNHOUSES

$1500/MO, 2Bdrm+Den T/H, Pitt Meadows, Available Sept 1st. Modern 3-level, 2bthrm, garage, deck. n/s Call 778-773-0831 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

845

830

859

MARINE 912

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, mint, 24,000km, studded paniers, wind scrn,$5,500obo.604-209-1039

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

1989 WINNEBAGO Chieftain 36 foot, Chev-464; very good cond. Offers? 778-908-4549 1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER, factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, Windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000Km, one old guy owner, $7,450 obo. Phone (604)817-1945

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Metal Recycling Ltd. We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead

Scotty 604-313-1887

810

BOATS

11’ Walker Bay special edition. Side flotation,new cond. Trailer/cover incl. $2500 firm. 604-535-8199. ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

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

2 & 3 bedroom Townhouses available RENTS between $940 - $1100

TRANSPORTATION

UTILITY TRAILERS

SMALL UTILITY TRAILER, box 44”x58”x18”, new tires, light & paint. Asking $950. (604)466-6323

1989 HONDA Goldwing 6 cylinder, 1 owner touring motorcycle. Wineberry red color. Complete with CB & AM/FM radio, inter-electronic radio, “His & Her’s” helmets, jackets, gloves, boots, chaps. Used for “touring” purposes only. Always garaged when not in use. 604-852-9529

MERIDIAN VILLAGE

http://www.metrovancouver. org/services/housing

TRUCKS & VANS

2003 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, black, rebuilt trans. w/warranty, used eng. new B.J. & brakes. Inspected $8400obo 604-826-0519

MOTORCYCLES

3156 Coast Meridian Road

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.

851 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $9000/firm. 604-538-9257.

PORT COQUITLAM

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).

TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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SUITES, UPPER

TRANSPORTATION

2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5300 obo 604-780-8404 2005 HONDA CIVIC SE 4 dr sedan automatic, 100,000km, incl 4 winter tires on rims, 2 yr Ex Warranty Pkg (transferable) $8500. 604-531-3562

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

NOTICE is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Eric George Clark, formerly of 22161 121 Ave. Maple Ridge BC V2X 3S9, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executrix, Sharon P. Clark 22161 121 Ave. Maple Ridge BC V2X 3S9, on or before August 23, 2012, after which date the estate’s asset’s will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Sharon Phyllis Clark, Executrix.

2005 JEEP Liberty Rocky Mountain One owner, well maintained very good condition with PW, AC, Sun Roof, Trailer pkg. Champagne color with 148k $8500. 604-467-3908

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CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

TRUCKS & VANS

2000 DURANGO 4X4, loaded, seats 7, AirCrd, exc. cond. $4500 obo. Call 604-780-8404

AUTO FINANCING

RACE DAY

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

Join us for this free family festival!

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

Sunday, 5 Aug 2012

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

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TRANSPORTATION

Port Coq. off Pitt River. Newer 1 bdrm bright 850 s/f. lndry/cble/net Ns/Np. Aug 1. $875. 778-319-5713.

OFFICE/RETAIL

Maple Ridge Park 10am - 3pm Duck Race begins at 1pm

ROOMS FOR RENT

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

ce.ca www.rotaryduckra

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 750

SUITES, LOWER

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750

MRIDGE 2bdrm above grnd bsmt. $900 incl util. 1000sqft. Share laundry. Sep entry. Abernethy & 224th. No smokg, no pets. 604-657-3906.

MAPLE RIDGE

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

HOMES FOR RENT

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

Clean, very quiet, large,

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

RENTALS

ALBION: large, bright 1 bdrm grnd level suite. New paint, own w/d, gas f/p, a/c. $800 incl wifi. N/S, N/P. Call: (604)463-9715 Coquitlam. Bright 2 bdrm. Pri. ent. w/d. Patio. N/S. N/P. $995 incl utils. Nr college. Aug. 1. 604-464-1494. MAPLE RIDGE 2 Bdrm g/l, full bath, 1200sqft, bright, quiet, n/s, n/p july 28th $850+utils 604-910-7851 MAPLE RIDGE, bright 1 bdrm suite, D/W, W/D, jacuzzi tub, gas F/P, $950/mo incl hydro. Avail Aug 1st. Call (604)328-5631. MAPLE RIDGE ctrl bright spacious g/l 1 bdrm sh w/d, N/S. Cats ok. Nr transit. Gas f/p, parking $700 incl util/full cable Aug 1 604-463-5592. MAPLE RIDGE Kanaka 2 Bdrm, very clean, own laundry, $1000 incl util N/S, N/P, immed (604)463-7235 MAPLE RIDGE lge. 1200 sq. ft., 1 bdrm. + den. Gas f/p, priv. patio, central a/c., W/D. Nice quiet neighborhood. $875 Incl utils. N/S, cat OK Aug. 1. 604-866-7511 MAPLE RIDGE W. Newer 2 bdrm grnd level, $900 incl cbl/utils/net. Nr amens. Avail Aug 1st 604-351-0005

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1989 CAMARO RS, V6, auto, Ttop, AirCrd, N/S lady driven, $1900. Phone (604)591-6918. 2001 NEON LX 2.0L Silver, 4 door auto A/C, P/W, sunroof, Aircared, $3100. obo (604)460-9636 2002 FORD FOCUS SE, 4 cyl. 4 dr. auto. low kms. loaded. Private. $3900 obo. 778-565-4230.

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2006 CHRYSLER 300, 4 door, loaded, 77,000K, fresh AirCare, $11,900 obo. Call 604-780-8404 2007 CORVETTE, black, $38,900. obo, standard, fully loaded, electric doors. (604)580-8000 2009 Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Automatic. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $8000/firm. 604-538-4883

Patrick O’Brien Chartered Investment Manager


36 -- Wednesday, July 25, 2012 -- THE NEWS - www.mapleridgenews.com

BLUEBERRIES are now available!

Picked fresh and delivered to Kin’s on the same morning! Prices effective: July 25th to July 29th, 2012 Large & Delicious

Sweet & Juicy

Yellow Nectarines

Large Cantaloupes

California Grown

California Grown

99¢/lb

3/$4.00

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

w w w.kinsfarmmarket.com

Fresh & Nutritious

Bunch Carrots

2/$1.00 Locally Grown


Maple Ridge News, July 25, 2012