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Whoa, Baby Cathy Vayda of Pitt Meadows rides Baby in the barrel racing event at Country Fest on Sunday at the Albion Fairgrounds. See story and more photos, p4.

The public’s money is still being spent willy-nilly with no requirement for receipts when paying out expenses to MLAs, says B.C.’s financial watchdog. In his latest audit of the legislature’s finances, Auditor General John Doyle says the legislature is mired in “poor governance” with “substantial irregularities” in financial reporting, such as not preparing proper monthly bank statements. Neither is there any separation between purchasing goods and services and reimbursing MLAs, while legislature expenses were shifted from one year to the next to stay on budget and that about $2 million in transitional payments to MLAs were not included in compensation figures. See Spending, p10

Katzie out of gravel proposal Different one set to go to council in September by P hi l M e l nych uk staff reporter



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One of the partners in the plan to put in a 79-acre gravel pit in north Maple Ridge, just east of 256th Street, has bailed on the project. Katzie First Nation Chief Ed Pierre told Mayor Ernie Daykin the band is pulling out of the partnership with Canadian Ag-

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whether the company has to re-apply to the Integrated Land Management Bureau. “The project is very viable. It’s there,” Mierau said. Last year, the partnership applied for a Crown lease that would allow operation of the pit, which would have been located outside Maple Ridge boundaries. Part of the proposal includes building a road that would run diagonally southeast from the pit, north of Kanaka Creek Regional Park, to 272nd Street, where it would connect to Dewdney Trunk Road.

Residents and interest groups had until last Jan. 31 to file their comments, after which an open house was to take place. But there’s no date for that yet, Mierau said Tuesday. The company is currently focusing on another project, he explained. The Chilliwack forest district, part of the natural resources ministry, opposed the application because of the impact on existing woodlots – small, sustainable logging operations – on Blue Mountain. See Gravel, p11

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New bike racks, pathway for two-wheel trips Awaiting funding to fill gap along Lougheed Highway by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter The hope is that seeing the real thing will spark downtown businesses and make it easier for those on two-wheels to stop and spend their money. That’s been the plan at least, to encourage stores to put up bike racks outside their stores, ideally racks that have a decorative touch and relate to the products offered inside. But so far, no one’s bit, so the District of Maple Ridge got things started Saturday, unveiling a bike rack that resembles the outline of a chicken in Memorial Peace Park, near where the Haney Farmers Market sets up shop every weekend. “It’s a starting point,” said Alex Pope, chair of the bicycle advisory committee. So far, no other businesses have shown interest, he added, despite the business improvement area trying to promote the idea. The rack cost about $1,500, said Russ Carmichael, district director of engineering operations. “There are all sort of images that you can buy off the shelf and that one is very similar to the farmers market logo, which is the chicken.” The farmers market draws lots of customers who arrive on bikes, he added. “That really fits with your daily trip idea.” The racks help cyclists peddling to a particular destination by giving them a relatively safe place to park

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The District of Maple Ridge unveiled a bike rack that resembles the outline of a chicken Saturday in Memorial Peace Park. their bikes while they go in shopping. Carmichael said previously that people asked the district to put a rack on 227th Street, but now the district wants shops to install their own and get creative about it. For instance, a music store could use a rack that would look like a musical note. “It would be a functional piece of artwork that actually shows you’re a music store.” Or, some bike racks could have a

slot that would take advertising. Meanwhile, another project will make it easier for cyclists to move from Pitt Meadows to Maple Ridge along what will be called Hammond Trail. The new, two-kilometre pathway will use an existing TransLink dike and provide a link from Airport Way in Pitt Meadows and run west, beneath the Golden Ears Bridge, to Ospring Street in Hammond. From there, cyclists will hook into existing bike paths that run

through residential streets, parallel to Lougheed Highway. “With this link, cyclists will be able to get from Pitt River Bridge all the way to 256th Street, with the exception of a piece between Laity and 216th Street,” Carmichael said. Maple Ridge has already OK’d $50,000 for the project and is awaiting a matching amount from the provincial government. Construction should start in the winter. Carmichael said parks and leisure

services monitored the number of cyclists in the area and found that 55 cyclists rode by on Airport Way and Southgate Drive within six hours. The route isn’t the most direct for cycle commuters. “It’s a meandering route, but it avoids Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road.” The path is intended to be multiuse, for both cyclists, walkers and joggers. One of the final east-west gaps remaining for cyclists remains along Lougheed Highway between Laity and 216th streets. Provincial money has allowed studying and design of that multiuse trail, which would run north of Lougheed Highway, providing pedestrians and cyclists a direct route, running in both directions, into the downtown. Although the design has been completed, funding for that project isn’t in place yet. Maple Ridge also is still waiting on approval of funding from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for its share of the $1.2-million, 650-metre multiuse path on the north side of the Lougheed Highway from Laity to 216th street. That will be a separated path for pedestrians and cyclists in both directions and will connect to existing neighbourbood bike routes at either end. Michael Eng, transportation technologist, said the project involves crossing McKenney Creek, which adds to the costs. But once the money is available, the project can start. “It’s a missing link (connecting the west part of Maple Ridge with the downtown) and something we’re really pushing for.”

Why is Peace park fountain water blue? by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter On those few warm days in B.C. summers, Rick Halas likes to enjoy Memorial Peace Park and the two little fountains that bubble along 224th Street in downtown Maple Ridge. So why is the water running antifreeze blue? Is the coloration meant to scare children away from indulging in the illicit dipping-of-toes on a sweltering day, Halas asks. Is the colour to deter the odd hobo or resident from rinsing his hands? Halas says he’s never seen such a technique used in other cities. “In the tiny squares and great plazas of France and Italy where tourists and locals pause to refresh, has anyone ever seen blue, repellent water?” In

Spain’s Alhambra Palace, visited by millions of tourists, there is no blue water, he adds. Halas contacted the District of Maple Ridge and was told by parks and recreation general manager Kelly Swift that there have been “a number of instances where people use them as a water-play feature and even for drinking water.” Swift explained to Halas that the chlorine cannot be maintained at a level that would allow public use. So to get the message out that people should stay out of the water, blue dye was added in addition to signs warning people to stay out of the fountains. That seems to have worked, Swift said. Coloured water isn’t as appealing as clear water, but it’s been “effective in resolving unsafe use of the fountains which allows us to retain these fea-

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o many people attended Country Fest on the weekend that the annual agricultural fair ran out of food. Lorraine Bates, general manager of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Agricultural Association, estimated that more than 14,000 people took in the 111th annual festival at the Albion Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, she added, Kiwanis volunteers ran out of food and had to run and buy more. “They’ve been here for a few years and they would have come with the same supplies and they ran out of food on the Saturday,” Bates added. As well, the executive director of the B.C. Association of Fairs and Exhibitions told Bates that Country Fest was too large of an event to evaluate in one day. “That’s a huge compliment,” she said. Bates wish organizers had more time to set up the event. “When the fair opened, we were still putting stuff away. There was a group of us doing the backyard garden with a flood light on at Friday night at 2 o’clock in the morning.” The fair also saw an increase in the number of 4-H clubs participating this year, with those coming from Vancouver Island and as far away as Armstrong. That is partly due to extra prizes being handed out at certain events, along with free admission and camping, Bates said. Organizers of the 4-H beef competition gave away an extra $6,500 in prizes in what is called a buckle bonanza and the dairy section gave away an extra $2,000 in prizes and gifts. The fair also put on a special events like square dancing and a water fight for 4-H participants. The water fight has been growing in popularity each year at Country Fest and this year it was finally made an official event. “We put it in the schedule that the 4-H area is going to be closed to the public at 4:30 and if people went in there it was at their own risk,” said Bates. “And if there is any kid there who didn’t get the right colour of ribbon, they are not going to remember that. But, they are going to remember the water fight. They had a blast.”

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(Above) Kyla Hill, 15, of the Otter Llama 4-H Club in Langley, leads her llama Laddi; (below) Cordy Cox judges the Market Steer Class competition. See slideshow @ mapleridgenews.com. Next year Bates would like to build upon the Black Box Culinary Competition, which made its debut at Country Fest this year and involved chef Trevor Randle, an instructor at Maple Ridge secondary and students from his culinary arts program. Already she can see plenty of interest from other schools and fairs. “I would like to see the competition kicked up a notch,” said Bates. “I would like to see them have an internal competition, then the winner comes here so you would have one representative from each school.”

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a reply from CBS Outdoors Canada, but noticed, shortly after her complaint, the billboard in Port Coquitlam was changed. The one in Pitt Meadows has also since been removed. Still, Stus believes the city should have criteria for what can or can’t be advertised on the billboards, instead of responding only when someone complains. “I think they should be more proactive than reactive,” Stus said. “As a society, we have enough challenges with the implications of drug addiction,” said Stus, noting the billboard promotes and somewhat condones a device that’s most often used to smoke illegal drugs. Although most of the billboards along Lougheed Highway are on land owned by Canadian Pacific, the City of Pitt Meadows still receives around $135,000 annually in revenue from them. Director of operations Laurie Darcus did not

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Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters hadn’t noticed the billboard, but is satisfied with the process the city has in place. “I believe, based on the past track record with CBS Billboards, they do a good job providing appropriate ads and service,” said Walters. “I appreciate that everyone has the right to react and comment on what they deem is appropriate advertising. The city has responded to the complaint and taken necessary measures to forward their concerns to CBS Billboards. There maybe an odd item that slips through the cracks, but I am satisfied with the process in place at this time.”

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Picture of privacy B.C.’s Privacy Commissioner is examining the use of cruiser-mounted cameras by police to scan licence plates from passing vehicles. Critics have objected, citing privacy concerns, that the RCMP and other forces are using the plate-scanning technology for purposes beyond the original intent. The camera-equipped police cars scan passing or parked vehicle plates against ICBC and national police databases. Police instantly see if a car is stolen or uninsured – or if the probable driver is unlicensed, prohibited from driving, wanted by police or accused of a crime. Each time a flagged vehicle is detected, its time and location are recorded and kept for two years. Rob Wipond, one of three independent researchers whose work prompted the privacy investigation, said the criteria for generating actionable hits has crept from traffic violations to data like whether you’ve ever gone to court to seek child custody or had a mental health episode that involved police. That might seem laudable when it helps police find an abduction victim, solve a murder or keep sex offenders from parking outside schools. But Wipond envisions British-style uses, like recording the licence plates of vehicles coming to a lawful demonstration, then using ALPR to detect, intercept and slow the same protesters headed to future gatherings. Wipond theorizes police algorithms could one day decide that because someone went to a suspicious location, they should be flagged for closer scrutiny in the future – data that might result in them not being allowed to fly or cross borders. Would you be comfortable being tracked all the time? Would if affect your sense of freedom? Police maintain that the cameras are an enforcement, not intelligence-gathering tool, that the program doesn’t flag somebody simply because he’s got a criminal record. But RCMP are considering keeping all plate recognition data for every vehicle the system identifies on the road – not just the actionable hits. And given the program has morphed from tracking stolen cars to tracking a broader set of targets, it’s fair to ask, what next? That’s what the Privacy Commissioner is investigating, to determine a threshold for our eroding privacy. Licence plate numbers are already publicly visible with no expectation of privacy, but the data collecting program, good or bad, goes far beyond that. Tracking kidnappers is one thing, but routine traffic checks for accused drunk drivers is another. We need to determine a fair and proportionate use for the technology, how to apply it while still respecting one’s right to privacy. – The News

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blame Mario. It is his fault, the alarm that wakes me much too early on Saturday mornings. His fault, the (ahem) snug Lycra shorts I wear, the colourful jerseys I pull over my head. His fault, the Commentary countless hours and kilometres I spend on Richard Dal Monte two skinny wheels. I also blame Rossi. Let me explain: Preparing to move a few years ago, my friend Mario Bartel, a photographer and reporter at the NewsLeader papers in Burnaby and New Westminster — and a hardcore cyclist — needed to get rid of some of his stuff. So he did what anyone would (not) do: He created a website and emailed the link to friends and acquaintances, who could then shop online for used Ikea furniture and other household items. Or, in my case, a blue, steel-framed Kona mountain bike that had carried its owner up and down trails for years but had been replaced with a newer model. With an eye to upgrading from a bike I had bought in the 1980s, I pointed and clicked to reserve that beast, an investment of a couple of hundred bucks in future fun and fitness. When I visited Mario to pick up my purchase, he mentioned he was also selling his old road bike, which he’d been using on his training machine and which he would throw in for an extra $50. That’s Rossi. Sleek, elegant tubular steel. Gleaming chrome forks. A hard, old

leather seat. Italian. Mario had bought it more than 20 years earlier, when he was a university student, and just as it had grabbed him from the first ride, it spoke to me now. It spoke of packs of riders on mountain roads and city streets in my family’s native northern Italy. It spoke of childhood freedom in East Van on my purple bike with the banana seat and sissy bar, and, later, my brother’s hand-me-down, Woodwards-bought 10-speed. It reminded me of the time, more than two decades earlier, when I heard someone talk about riding to Whistler and I had thought, “Wouldn’t that be cool?,” never thinking I would do it (I’ve done it). And it said one thing I immediately knew to be true: This is going to become an expensive habit. Still, cheapskate though I am, I was sold. And thus began the education of a roadie, another MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra) among the hundreds you see on local roads any given weekend. Not that I was a two-wheeled newbie. I remember the precise moment, as a child, that I learned to ride without training wheels, pushing off my neighbour David Andrews’ front steps and cruising down the sidewalk, the secret of balance suddenly revealed, a discovery that would yield hundreds of hours of fun with friends — Albert, Dave, Gary, Gary, Robbie, Mark, Bill — on the streets of our neighbourhood. Now, the carbon-fibre Cannondale that the Rossi begat is also the source of much recreation with riding buddies. First, there was Max, a friend and neighbour who let me slow him down on trail rides and road outings until I was usually

able to keep up. Then came Hush, Ziv, Sumo, Detonator and Andrew. Mario, too. Each is better, stronger, faster than I. But when I struggle up a hill, which I usually do, I sometimes think of a story about my father that I learned only after Rossi entered my life, and only after my dad died: He was about 25 when he was preparing to emigrate from Italy and was working clearing brush in a town called Castello Tesino in the Dolomite Mountains. Word came to his family’s home that he was to attend a meeting about his emigration. His brother Silvano got on a bike and rode 50 km or so to alert him and to take over my dad’s job so he could take the bicicletta and ride back to attend the meeting that would propel him to Canada.

“His brother Silvano got on a bike and rode 50 km or so to alert him and to take over my dad’s job so he could take the bicicletta and ride back to attend the meeting that would propel him to Canada.” I think of this story and I imagine him pedalling a heavy, old bike. I imagine the hairy switchbacks of the Dolomiti. I imagine a determined young man in dirty work clothes and worn boots pushing to his future. I imagine this ride as but one of many challenges before him. And I keep pedalling. And for that, I blame Mario.

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THE NEWS/letters Labels for GMO is praying on public fear EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Destroy the trees, kill the root hairs (Along the Fraser, July 27). GMO labeling is not a realistic need because GMO products have no negative effect to consumers. It is like requiring sellers to identify the type of carrot variation or species of chicken or kind of cow slaughtered. Those wanting labels for GMO are praying on public fear of GMO because some extremist want to imply there is some danger about GMO products. It is nice to have all local grown foods with natural fertilizers, but an unrealistic situation. It is just a push for the good old days. Reality is the world has changed and for the better. Ninety per cent of the population used to be farmers, now very few produce food for many more, allowing more of the workforce to produce a lot of goods never dreamed about 100 years ago. We have doubled our lifespan by producing goods to improve our lives.

“We have doubled our lifespan by producing goods to improve our lives.” We have so much free time to learn and enjoy the fruits of our labour. Recently, local farmers dumped strawberries because the public preferred to pay less for GMO strawberries. GMO strawberries may not have the same quality, but the public sees the lower cost well worth it. GMO food products have increased productivity, and without GMO foods, production would be a way down. World starvation would dramatically increase – especially if grown the way extremists envision. To meet their goal, you would need the entire population forced to put in several hours of farming to the state. Everyone eats GMO products one way or another. Much of the corn produced is GMO, as is tomatoes, and products feed to animals. GMO products are simply changed to have better growth characteristics or better shelf life. I would certainly prefer pure GMO foods over those that have so many chemicals in them. Those products present a lot more danger to health. DAN BANOV WHONNOCK

Would there be staff to deal with a spill? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

My daughter just sent me a newspaper article from the Kootenays, that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is closing the Nelson Habit Management office. When I checked further into it, I found that 132 habitat staff across Canada are being fired, a 33 per cent reduction, and most offices in B.C. will be closed. That includes the Mission office and the office in Prince George. Only four offices – Whitehorse, Prince Rupert, Kamloops, Vancouver and Nanaimo – will be left open. If the Enbridge Pipeline goes through northern B.C., there will be no habitat staff in Prince George or Smithers to respond to a disaster.

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No need for a ‘new Wild West’ EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Semi-auto guns available anywhere (The News, July 27). The article puts it precisely. The more military-style firearms and handguns, the greater the likelihood of their “escaping” into the hands of criminals, the deranged, the political or religious zealots. There is no place in a civilized society for an overabundance of such firearms on the streets. To suggest otherwise, to say, “... it doesn’t stop until a second gun gets on the scene,” is simply insane. We don’t live in an ‘Old West’ (that never was) and certainly don’t need to live in a new wild west. But it seems that gun proponents would like to see that happen. Just how many ‘Billy the Kid’ or ‘Wild Bill’ wannabes are there out there, anyway? And, should they be making public policy in Canada? I don’t want someone defending to the death of anyone in my family, friendship groups or community, their presumed right to carry personal arms, because that is the bottom line and a predictable outcome, witness the ongoing shooting deaths in the U.S. daily, and increasingly in Canada. A sane, safe, civilized society does not need or benefit from more restricted, semiauto or concealed guns, just the opposite. By the way, I have owned

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Re: Semi-auto guns available anywhere (The News, July 27). Is this for real? Looser laws is the answer? “So a second gun can show up,” and join in. Of course, it works in the U.S. right? DAVE WALTERS MAPLE RIDGE

online comments Ban everything Richard Sichard: Re: Semi-auto guns available anywhere (mapleridgenews.com). Guns and the gun ownership are not the problem. In case anyone missed it, the murderer was copying a character out of the ultra-violent Batman movie. If we ban firearms, then we should first ban violent movies, video games, and music lyrics, and also limit the right of news organizations to make money by reporting on sensational murders and other violent events. While we are banning guns, let’s get rid of another huge problem here in Canada by making heroin illegal. Oh, that’s right, it’s already banned. Anti-gun zealots can grab copies of gun control laws and read them to the criminals while you wait for the police to arrive. How can seemingly intelligent people believe that words on a piece of paper (laws) can protect their families from crazed criminals who could care less about following the law?

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Re: Semi-auto guns available anywhere (The News, July 27). Initially, I was gleeful that the crime rate in Canada has been reported to be its lowest since 1972.

However, it seemed an odd juxtaposition To my perception. I was born a few years before the benchmark and, as I recall, even during my rough and rowdy youth, there was no comparison to our current state of corruption and degradation. Yet the statistics clearly

point out otherwise. Oddly, it appears, things don’t hit the fan the way they used to. Presumably, this is due to the quality of governance we have elected. But then again, it could be how one measures and counts, couldn’t it?

As one fine writer once put it (we’ll call him Mark Twain): ‘There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.” I would love to quote stats to support my bias, but you already know the truth about statistics, and ‘the facts’ are often not as factual as the truth. But what the hell do I know? I’m just a voter, and, oddly, not for Stephen Harper. GRANT BAKER MAPLE RIDGE

‘Municipal gov’t needs to keep paws out our pockets’ EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Proposed bylaw to single out pit bulls (The News, July 18). The proposed aggressive dog fee is nothing more than another government cash grab. It’s enough that we pay to licence pets to begin with, but to tack on an extra fee because of breed discrimination? It’s ruthless. Most of the friendliest dogs I’ve come across were pit bulls. I’ve known more small breeds of dogs to be high strung and attempt an attack than larger dogs. Why not put an aggressive dog fee on all family pets, including cats, who are known to scratch? Why don’t we focus on the issue of

animal cruelty and bad owners instead of ‘bad’ pets. If one abuses any animal, it will turn out aggressive as a defense mechanism, and perceive anyone as a potential threat, and are often hypervigilant. Any breed of dog is capable of an attack. Size and breed don’t matter. The root of the issue is bad owners, or bad first homes, perhaps puppy mills for a lot of purebreds, any attacking dog could have come from. Better screening practices for people who intend to own or breed dogs should be put in place, since there are no defined prerequisites to pet ownership. If anyone should own a pet, they should not have

a history of animal cruelty or assault on their records. There needs to be a crack-down on puppy mills and unlicensed breeders, and stiffer penalties for animal abusers. Right now, they only ban someone for about 10 years from animal ownership if charged with cruelty. That needs to be extended to a lifetime ban. In the meantime, the government needs to keep their paws out of our pockets. We are being extorted enough with other general licencing fees and ever-increasing taxes. Having a family pet should not have to be one of those extra fees. NERISSA GREGORY MAPLE RIDGE


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Start your Saturdays with a walk through the region’s best Farmers Market. Here’s an update on the various special activities that will be happening associated with the Haney Farmers Market. The market runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, but the savvy shoppers get there early for the pick of the crop! August 4: History Goes to Market. Join the Maple Ridge Historical Society for a blast from the past at the Market. For more information on the Historical Society, visit: mapleridgemuseum.org. August 11: Haney Farmers Market Goes to the Farm, Brookfield Farm located at 20981 123 Ave (to be specific). Don’t miss going to the Market at a real farm! The Market will feature 4-H displays and animals, food, and music. This is a great event for the entire family, and an opportunity to educate your children on where their food comes from. As the signs say at the Market “Farmers Feed You!” August 18: Back to Memorial Peace Park for Farmers’ Appreciation Day.

INVOLVED: Family Day This is the destination for ‘Family Fun!’ It’s a beautiful summer weekend and you want to do something fun with the kids. Where can you go? Memorial Peace Park is the headquarters for family fun this summer. Every Sunday in August will have a different theme to go along with the giant games, volleyball, ping pong, bubbles and much, much more. August 5: In-Line Skating. Danielle will lead families through stops and turns to improve everyone’s in-line (roller-skating) moves. Equipment is not provided, so bring your own skates and helmets. August 12: Scavenger Hunt. Families start with a clue which takes them to different local businesses around the park where they will receive a new clue for their next destination. After families finish the scavenger hunt, they return to the park to receive their reward! August 19: Family Fitness. A personal trainer from Golden Ears Physiotherapy will lead us through various moves from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. August 26: ZUMBA PARTY. End the summer with a shimmy-shake and musical instruments for the kids to make! From 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm a ZUMBA instructor will teach an outdoor class on the bandstand. Get the kids out for these great FREE Family Days. Activities run from noon to 3:00 pm at the east end of Memorial Peace Park. For more information, call: 604-467-7354.

August 25: Doggie Days at the Market. This is one of the best times during the year to come by the market. The variety of fruits and vegetables, along with the yummy baking, preserves and other marvelous food products will inspire you to create dazzling meals for your friends and family. Check out the list of vendors and items that are in season each week at: haneyfarmersmarket.org.

INVOLVED: August Events Mark your calendar! Here’s a list of some of the things that are features on the Community Calendar that’s online at mapleridge.ca. Most of these events are FREE, and they are a great way to meet your neighbours and enjoy our wondrous parks. Thursday, August 9 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Movies in the Park at Memorial Peace Park. Hosted by Youth Services, tonight’s movie is the Princess Bride, a classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy! For more information, email: hsharp@mapleridge.ca. Monday, August 13 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Music on the Wharf located at the Port Haney Wharf (22300 River Road). Join us beside the Fraser River for a summer music series. Concert may be cancelled in the event of rain. For more information, call: 604-463-5311 or email: mrmuseum@uniserve.com. Saturday, August 18 from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm Join us for the fifth annual Breastfest at Memorial Peace Park. This musical event promotes breast cancer awareness and raises money for Ridge Meadows Hospital. Entertainment will be featured by local youth bands. For more information, visit their community Facebook page under Breastfest. Sunday, August 19 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Sports Expo 2012 at the Pitt Meadows Arena: 11435 Bonson Road, Pitt Meadows. It’s a great opportunity to check out the new wooden carving dedicated to Home Town Hero Brendan Morrison, who has spoken about the life lessons he learned from playing a variety of local sports. Come and discover the incredible diversity of sport and fitness opportunities available for boys and girls AND moms and dads within our communities. Don’t miss the free skate at 2:30 pm in the arena! For more information, email: pmabookings@nustadia.com.

Meeting Schedule Resumes at the End of August During late July and August Council has a break from the formal meetings, and members take the opportunity to visit the many events, festivals and gatherings that make Maple Ridge so special. Council will be back at Municipal Hall on Monday, August 27, 2012, to begin the regular cycle of meetings for the rest of 2012. Council wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable summer and reminds everyone to check out the great events and festivals happening in our community! Monday, August 27 9:00 am Workshop, Blaney Room 1:00 pm Committee of the Whole, Council Chambers Tuesday, August 28 6:00 pm Public Hearing, Council Chambers 7:00 pm Council Meeting, Council Chambers Agendas & Minutes Agendas for these meetings are posted online the Friday before the meeting date. Go to mapleridge.ca, click the link under Mayor & Council on the home page. Council This Week Subscribe to the ‘Council This Week’ eNewsletter that provides a summary of issues discussed at Council Workshop meetings. Go to mapleridge.ca, click the link to ‘Council This Week’ and sign up today. Council Meeting Videos If you are unable to attend a Council Meeting, Public Hearing or Committee of the Whole meeting you can now watch these meetings on your computer. Videos are posted two to three days after the meeting, and are indexed to the agenda package so that you can watch them in their entirety or click through by agenda item. Go to mapleridge.ca and click on the video link at the bottom left of the home page.

INFORMED: BC Day Hours Municipal Hall Closed BC Day, Monday August 6 Please note the following operating hours for Monday, August 6: • Municipal Hall: Closed • Maple Ridge Leisure Centre: Open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm • Greg Moore Youth Centre: Open 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm • Fire Hall #1 administrative offices: Closed • Maple Ridge RCMP administrative offices: Closed

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Sather gets a monthly “capital city living allowance” of about $1,000 to pay for his accommodation costs in Victoria. A receipt isn’t required because MLAs are simply paid the flat amount, regardless of their housing costs. MLAs, however, can also rent a condo and get a $1,600 monthly allowance for that or they can stay in a hotel and get reimbursed about $18,000 yearly. MLAs also get a flat rate travel allowance for moving about within their within constituencies. For Sather, that works out to about $230 monthly, while for larger ridings will get a larger allowance. Receipts aren’t required. When it comes to meal expenses, politicians get a flat allowance for any breakfast, lunch or dinners they have in restaurants outside their ridings. That’s capped at about $62 day, allowing MLAs to get breakfast, lunch and dinner costs covered when they’re working away from home. But receipts aren’t required there either. All a politician has to do is say they had lunch or breakfast in order to get reimbursed, he pointed out.

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Developer has to apply for non-farm use Gravel from front Maple Ridge also sent in a letter stating its concerns, and asking for an environmental impact assessment, a traffic impact study and a report showing how the quarry would fit in with a Blue Mountain recreation strategy, which is intended allocate the mountain to various groups such as mountain bikers, motorcyclists, hikers and horseback riders. Daykin said it could be a good time to sit down and discuss with the provincial government the future of Blue Mountain and the “highest and best use” of the land, which he says wouldn’t be a gravel quarry. However, the district’s longterm plan allows gravel pits in the same general area, within municipal boundaries. Meanwhile, another gravel pit

proposal will go to council in September. Three owners (Donada Industries, Rae Glenn Industrial Development and Earl Bremner) of the property at 236th Street and 124th Avenue want to haul gravel from two lots that are about 37 acres in area. The property is within the Agricultural Land Reserve and the owners have been told by the Agricultural Land Commission to apply to the District of Maple Ridge for non-farm use of the land. The mining process will take about three years and remove about 400,000 cu. metres of gravel, after which top soil would be brought in and the land restored to agricultural use. Trucks would use 124th Avenue connecting to 232nd Street as the access point. But the proposal bothers nearby resident Wendy Blatta, who

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he days are long, the sun is warm and the snow is gone from the beautiful peaks of Golden Ears. With summer here, people are heading off on vacation; some will pack up their bags and head to exotic and faraway destinations, while others will stay closer to home, exploring our own beautiful backyard. For the latter bunch, one of the most cost effective and popular ways to travel is with campers and trailers. Organized in 1955, the Wally Byam Caravan Club was one of the largest trailering clubs in the world. Its goals are simple: organize local caravan chapters, find a place that everyone would like to visit, then take off and enjoy the trip with a big group of like-minded travellers. On July 6, 1962, the American northwestern chapter of the Wally Byam Caravaners rolled into our

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Wally Byam Caravan camped in North Haney, July 6th, 1962. then very small town and was greeted with open arms. Nearly 2,000 individuals in 700 trailers parked at the George Davison farm, occupying a 25-acre space. Though the group had made a previous visit to Haney in August of 1960, their arrival in 1962 marked the largest group of foreign-owned trailers to ever visit Canada. The five-day-long Maple Ridge stop, which was part of the caravan’s six-week

long tour of British Columbia and Alberta, was a major event for the municipality, drawing local, provincial and international attention to this suburban area. “Each and every member of the Wally Byam Caravaners is personally welcomed to Haney and the district,” gushed the Gazette newspaper. “A civic welcome will be held for the caravaners. Reeve Peter Jenewein, members of the council

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and the board of trade merchant-tourist committee will be escorted to the meeting by the Legion Pipe Band.” More than a 100 caravan children joined local kids for a lively swim in Centennial Pool, while parents were provided with a hot dog supper and horseback riding lessons at the Dunning home. The two biggest festivities to welcome the caravaners, organized in conjunction with the Frontier Days celebrations, included a pancake breakfast in the Legion auditorium and an open-air western dance at the Haney Plaza, with music supplied by a local six-piece orchestra, the Haney Swing Masters. While the caravaners were here, stores, businesses and organizations from all over Maple Ridge filled the Gazette newspaper with “Welcome Caravaners” advertisements. One of the cheekier pieces of publicity aimed at the caravaners came from Norm Gregory, who owned the Super-Valu grocery store. The front of his advertising sheet declared, “Go Home Americans,” while the inside read, “With smiles on your faces.” The Gazette ended its editorial on July 12th, 1962 with a heart-felt statement that reflected the feelings of many residents at the time, giving a strong indication of the character of our community: “Good luck, caravaners. Welcomed as strangers, may you leave as friends.” Sandra Borger is a researcher with the Maple Ridge Museum.


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Seniors await new Pitt rec centre Hiring of new volunteers and staff begin staff reporter The Ridge Meadows Seniors Society is getting ready to hire staff and volunteers for a new recreation facility set to open later this year in Pitt Meadows. The parks and leisure services department is finalizing plans for the new 9,500-square-foot seniors’ centre, which will form part of The Wesbrooke development, near the city’s civic centre. It will be managed by seniors

through a not-for-profit organization contracting with the Parks and Leisure Services Commission, but will be maintained by the developer and owner of The Wesbrooke. In a report to council, parks general manager Kelly Swift said all aspects of the project are proceeding well and seniors are looking forward to the opening of the new facility. Set to open in September, the centre will offer space for social activities, a large hall with a stage, arts and crafts room, a lounge, billiards room and administration offices.

The facility will be staffed a minimum of four hours a day, five days a week. But Swift said the hours of operation will increases once new and existing volunteers are trained to supervise the centre. The city has a fee for service agreement with the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society, which includes $26,400 in funding to hire an additional staff person for the new facility. The developer of the Wesbrooke will be responsible for janitorial duties and has contributed $120,000 towards equipping the facility.

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iane Tupper takes a few seconds to ponder the question – is Kate, the harried single-mom whose the protagonist of her first book, just like her? She quickly admits there are a few similarities, but Kate, the lawyer and mom, is much more dramatic. “You write what you know, I guess,” says Tupper, who lives in Maple Ridge. Balancing Act begins with Kate’s first day as an 43-year-old articling student at a law firm and follows her through the ups and downs of the year until she is called to the bar. It shares a humorous, heartfelt glimpse into a single mother’s struggle to balance the needs of her family with the demands of her career. As someone who has juggled work and family life throughout her career, Tupper often drew on her experiences to craft Kate’s struggles. Returning to school as a single mother

of five in her early 40s, Tupper completed her undergraduate degree as the oldest student in her year, a feat that fuelled her aspirations to become a lawyer. “I always wanted to be a lawyer, but I stupidly got married very young and had children very young,” says Tupper, who worked as a book keeper before she decided to pursue law. She finished law school at the University of British Columbia the same year her youngest child graduated from high school and practised family law for the next 20 years. Tupper says it wasn’t an easy making the decision to return to school. When she was trying to decide whether or not to return to school, she lamented to her son, “I’ll be 45 when I graduate.” What her son said next put everything in perspective: “Mom, you are going to be 45 whether you go back to school or not.” Like her protagonist Kate, Tupper too practised family law, an area she was drawn to right from the beginning. “I always wanted to help people,,” says Tupper. “A lot of family law, I think, is counselling and problem solving. You are dealing with people at their worst and often they are not reasonable or rational. You are dealing with people whose life has turned upside down.” The twelve chapters in Balancing Act

are named after fictitious court cases and loosely based on her life. “I had to be careful not to identify anyone,” she says, adding she’s been questioned by friends and former colleagues who insist they see themselves in certain characters. Tupper admits the first lawyer who hired her did refer to her as the “baby lawyer.” Tupper began writing the book when she was forced into retirement after breaking her back, knee and arm. She hopes it not only entertains but inspires others who are contemplating a big change mid-life. “People, especially women will see you can make a choice, you can change,” says Tupper. “You have to just take the plunge.” She is already working on a sequel to Balancing Act, which was recently picked for a coveted “editor’s choice” award. Tupper is going to give Kate a boyfriend in her second book. “Just to complicate things even further,” she says.

Meet the author Diane Tupper will be signing copies of her book Balancing Act on Saturday, August 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Black Bond Books in Haney Place Mall.

Singer-songwriter Hilary Grist is on a first tour of Asia.

Singer off to Asia Hilary Grist will play four shows at Tokyo’s legendary Cotton Club It’s already been a great year for Vancouver-based singer Hilary Grist. Art-pop-torch-folk songstress won $15,000 for placing fourth in the highly competitive Peak Performance Project, had music featured in TV shows Degrassi, Continuum, Being Human and Endgame, released nine inventive music videos and just finished a new album of original lullabies slated for release in the fall. But, her next endeavour may prove to be even more exciting. Grist, 30, just left on her first tour of Asia, with a full band in tow. She is a graduate of Capilano University’s well-regarded jazz studies program, was born in Quesnel and raised in Maple Ridge. Her poignant, free-spirited songs have been adored on campus radio from coast to coast and have been featured on CBC Radio programs such as DNTO, North By Northwest, as well as Lana Gay’s ehList on CBC Radio3. Her music has also found eager new listeners south of the border through the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Spotlight in the U.S. Highlights on the tour include four showcase shows at Tokyo’s legendary Cotton Club and headlining festival performances at the Busan International Rock Festival and Ulsan Music Festival in South Korea. • For more visit hilarygrist.com.

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(Above) Jeanette ‘Napalm Nette’ Stenzel of the Misfits tries to outskate a hard-charging Marley ‘Holly Hood Rat’ Roane; (below) while the coach of the Whiskey Renegade Rollers, Johnny ‘Roller Doobie’ Lemon, yells some encouraging words from the sidelines.

Holly Rollers Chelsea ‘Rolla-Sassin’ Magee of the Mainland Misfits of Surrey maintains her balance after a teammate takes a spill rounding the corner during a first period jam roller derby event at Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Country Fest on Sunday at Planet Ice; (below left) , injured Alicia ‘A-Leash Un-Leash’d’ Malone of the Whiskey Renegade Rollers of Abbotsford slaps hands at the end of the contest; (below right) Melissa ‘Spanky Spitfire’ Saumner and Stephanie ‘Stephalococcus’ Callaghan of the Misfits collide during a 246-95 win for the latter.

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A second-half resurgence by the Maple Ridge Burrards is the silver lining in a season mired by a last-place finish in the Western Lacrosse League. The Burrards went out with a bang Sunday, drubbing the New Westminster Salmonbellies 12-6 at Planet Ice to deny their rivals a playoff berth. “It’s unfortunate we didn’t have a full line-up until the second last game of the season,” said head coach Daren Fridge. “I think we showed what could have happened had Curtis Dickson been healthy. He put on quite a show.” In a season of what-ifs, no bigger hole in the Burrards line-up was more evident than the absence of forward Dickson. Sidelined for all but the last two regular season games, the forward helped the Burrards dash any hopes of the Salmonbellies qualifying for post season play with a six-goal, one-assist performance Sunday night. The win opened the doors for the Burnaby Lakers to grab the fourth and final ticket to the playoffs, where they will faceoff tonight against the Langley Thunder, the defending WLA champions. Dickson, who was out with a shoulder injury, fin-

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ished his shorten season with eight goals and five assists and a shooting percentage of .296. The gaudy numbers come on the heels of a 2011 season in which he had 46 goals and 32 assists. Sunday’s win was a back-and-forth affair for the first half of the game, as the Burrards led 3-2 after the opening frame on goals by Dickson, Garrett McIntosh and Brandon Bertoia. However, New West jumped back out in front early in the second period thanks to a pair of goals by Ilija Gajic. Any hope of a Salmonbellies’ trip to the postseason were dashed by the end of the period as the Burrards rattled off five straight goals to open an 8-4 cushion heading into the third. Fridge said strong goaltending from Drew Dickey and one of team’s best defensive efforts of the season played a major role in the win. He also said the additions of Patrick O’Meara and Steven Hay had a positive impact on the team. “It was a nice way to finish off the year, no doubt,” said Fridge. Dickson and Creighton Reid put the final nails in the coffin as the Burrards ran the score to 10-4 into the third period. A pair of powerplay goals by the Salmonbellies cut the lead to 10-6 with just under six minutes left in the game, but the Burrards closed it out with Dickson’s sixth tally of the night, followed by Dayne Michaud rounding out the scoring at the 18:21 mark. The Burrards’ last-place finish means the first pick in the upcoming draft, as well as two picks in the second round. Fridge said the team has its eyes on a number of players, including the high-scoring left-hander Logan Schuss of the Delta Islanders and teammate Mike Mallory. Schuss, who also plays with the Ohio State Buckeyes, recorded 31 goals, 34 assists for 65 points in just nine games with the Islanders. In five playoff games, he has 18 goals and 14 assists. Mallory finished the season with 35 goals and 39 assists for 74 points in 17 games and leads the team in playoff scoring with 33 points. The WLA draft takes place in February.

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Kwon rallies to claim spot on Team B.C. overall at two under par. Fleming’s four-round eight-under, 280 total (69-71-71-69) gave him a three-shot cushion over Rian Jung of Coquitlam at five-under(74-71-68-70). Kwon did his best to recover from his opening day to climb the leader board and make a run at his Team Canada teammate Fleming. Kwon took some solace in helping his friend win the tournament. Fleming stayed at the Kwon’s family home throughout the week and thanked them graciously during the prize presentation. “A special thanks goes to the Kwons for

Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows carded his third straight twounder-par 70 Friday at the 110th B.C. Amateur golf championships, taking third place at the prestigious tournament, held at Swane-set Bay Resort and Country Club. Kwon finished the tournament at threeunder after opening with an uncharacteristic three-over 75. Kwon’s strong finish means he qualifies as a member of Team B.C. that will be heading to the Canadian men’s amateur champion-

ship at both the Camelot Golf and Country Club and Club de golf Outaouais in Cumberland, Ontario August 7 to 10. Team Canada Development member Riley Fleming of Airdrie, Alta., won the B.C. amateur title, becoming the first non-British Columbian to capture that honour since the sweet-swinging Fred Couples won in 1979. Playing on a special exemption, the recent Alberta men’s amateur champion came into the final round one stroke back of Victoria’s Kevin Carrigan to win the Bostock Trophy. Carrigan struggled on the final day, carding a 76 to finish forth

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letting me stay with them all week,” said Fleming. “They were so great it felt like I was playing in my own backyard.” The good-natured Kwon attributed Fleming’s success to a wellbalanced meal. “It must have been the breakfast mom gave him,” joked Kwon after his round. Duncan Bohlen of Maple Ridge finished the tournament in a tie for 28th overall with a four-round total of 15 over par (73-82-71-77). Jordan Beveridge of Pitt Meadows was in a tie for 57th at 24 over par (78-74-79-81). Beveridge, Connor O’Dell and Alex Thierman of Maple Ridge missed the cut.

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on July 27th, 2012. Late of Maple Ridge, B.C., age 59 years. Predeceased by her parents Bill and Doris Watling. Survived by her loving family, husband Pete, sons Trevor and Jason, daughters Melanie (Steve) and Lindsay (Austin), grandchildren Bradley, Brooklyn, Ryan, Tyler, Kayden, Chase and Danya, stepmother Vicki Watling and sisters Janna and Melora (Phil). Service of Remembrance Friday, August 3rd at 3:00 pm in the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969216th Street.

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On July 28th, 2012. Late of Surrey, B.C., age 90 years. Predeceased by his wife Hazel in 2002 and eldest son Arthur in 1994. Survived by his loving family, son Joseph (Barbara), daughter Marybeth (Dale) Gilbeau, daughter-inlaw Donna, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother Donald and sister Irene. Private Family arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kinsmen Lodge, 9650-137A St. Surrey, BC V3T 4H9, would be appreciated.

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CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Assistant Superintendent, Solid Waste Facility. The City of Yellowknife is seeking an individual to assume the position of Assistant Superintendent, Solid Waste Facility. For more information on this position, including the required qualifications, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: www.yellowknife.ca or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5659. Submit resumes in confidence no later than August 10,2012, quoting competition #902-105M to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax (867) 669-3471 or Email: hr@yellowknife.ca.

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Special Education Assistants School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) is seeking qualified persons interested in working as a Special Education Assistant, commencing on a casual basis. Special Education Assistants provide support to students with special needs as identified by the District Special Education Department and assist teachers in the delivery of special education programs and services. In addition to the skills listed below, we are seeking candidates who have completed the Deafblind Intervention Certificate Program, are adept at managing amplification equipment and have American Sign Language Skills using hand-in-hand signing with the ability to adjust to the signing, educational and communication levels of the student. We also are pursuing a Special Education Assistant who may support a student with visual impairments and will be required to change print into Braille. A CNIB Braille Correspondence course as well as the Braille Transcription Certificate are required for this particular role. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILLS: • Successful completion of Grade 12 plus the Special Education Teaching Assistant program or equivalent plus successful experience working with individuals with special needs. • Knowledge of behaviour management, conflict resolution and restraining techniques plus a variety of learning strategies and the ability to assist in modifying curriculum to suit individual student’s needs. • Ability to function and communicate effectively as a member of a team in the support of complex programs requiring a high degree of courtesy, discretion and maintenance of confidentiality with a wide variety of school personnel, students and parents. • Flexibility, patience, stamina, emotional stability and maturity to assist students with a variety of challenges to develop to their maximum potential. • Sufficient physical strength, health and coordination to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job. • May be required to have a valid B.C. driver’s license. This position is part of the CUPE bargaining unit. The rate of pay is $25.72 per hour plus 12% in lieu of benefits. An additional 4% premium applies when individuals are required to use their skills using Deaf Blind Intervention or Braille. Please send a complete resume and professional references by August 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm to: Human Resources Department School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) 22225 Brown Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8N6 Fax: 604-466-6278 Email: applicants@sd42.ca Web site: www.sd42.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Display Advertising Department Advertising Sales NOW HIRING

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.

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

TRUCK DRIVER Looking for an experienced individual to drive and deliver mouldings and doors. Must have a good driving history and be physically fit. Class five driving licence with air or better is preferred but not necessary.

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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

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• Casual & fulltime opp. $10.75/hr • Great shift(s) with 3 days off! • Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 5:00 am -- 3:30 pm OR Mon -- Thurs, 3:30 pm -- 2:00 am TRAINING PROVIDED • Fairly physical environment (walking, climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs) • Regular performance and wage reviews & other unique perks *Reliable transportation is needed* Apply by sending a resume to: jobs@nri-distribution.com or by filling out an online application form: www.nri-distribution.com

YARD STAFF Looking for hard worker, willing to work flexible hours. Must have good personal skills. Forklift experience is preferred but not essential. Full time only.

DISPATCHERS WANTED Surrey Location Qualifications; • Dispatch experience in a demanding environment • Excellent communication skills • Strong analytical and problem solving skills • Good map reading and computer skills WE OFFER Competitive Wages & Full Benefits. Please e-mail resumes: amanda@supersave.ca or Fax: 604.534.3811

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FRONT DESK AGENT & Night Auditor (11pm-7am) Join our fantastic team at the Best Western plus Regency Inn and Conference Centre! P/T SHIFTS AVAILABLE We are looking for an energetic team player to be part of our friendly, customer focused team. Should have flexible hours. Applicants should have customer service experience and excellent communication & hospitality skills Apply in person with resume:

BEST WESTERN REGENCY INN 32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. KITCHEN HELPER, F/T required for POCO Pasta mfg company. Lifting required. Fax resume to: 604-944-6304 or email: oldcountryedibles@telus.net

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Angelo’s is a higher end, fast paced salon and spa located in the heart of Port Moody for the past 20 years.

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

WELDERS. 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.

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Required for NRI, one of Canada’s leading distribution services located in Surrey. We provide manpower and facilities for to distribute product across Canada.

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

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We are now looking for an experienced stylist and/or esthetician that is able to make our guests feel #1! A signing on BONUS may be available with a partial clientele.

Applicants must excel in hair cutting and have an excellent understanding of color.

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Small class sizes with a hands-on approach to learning.

Administrative Coordinator.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Administrative Coordinator will work as a team member with all staff to provide a wide range of bookkeeping, human resource, program, technology and facility management services.

BLUEBERRY PICKERS WANTED 6 weeks, on bus route, East Maple Ridge.12538-248 St. 604-727-5023.

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CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.

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EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Traffic Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email Traffic_King@shaw.ca

Qualifications: • Strong command of the English Language • 3rd or 4th year apprentices • Certified journeymen • Driver’s licence • Self-starter

WE OFFER Competitive Wages & Full Benefits

Union position with H.S.A. Community Subsector collective agreement, Grid 8

Please e-mail resumes: amanda@supersave.ca or Fax: 604.534.3811

Position start date: September 17, or sooner if possible.

Super Save is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

For further information please refer to our website at www.rmcbc.com

EXCEL Homes is an established Calgary new home builder building in Calgary and the surrounding community. As one of Calgary’s leading builders, we provide our customers with high quality, innovative, and sustainable home solutions. Excel is looking for Framing Contractors for single family homes as well as all construction positions within the company. Make the move and build your career with Excel Homes! Contact careers@excelhomes.ca for more information or visit our website: www.excelhomes.ca.

Interviews will be held Monday, August 27. All expressions of interest are appreciated; however, we are only able to contact those candidates we would like to see for an interview. .

Duties include: • Maintenance & Repairs • Diagnostics of Trucks, Trailers, Forklifts and Hydraulics • Reporting • Inventory control

Position type: 32.4 hours a week - One (1) year, temporary, with the possibility that it could become permanent.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: barb@rmcdc.com by noon, August 17.

DOORHANGERS Door-to-door Delivery. Routes avail. Start now. www.doorknobsads.com

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THE Cascades in Chilliwack is seeking a Palliative Care Coordinator for their Hospice. M-F 4hrs/day. Resume & Cover letter to cheryl.little@balticproperties.ca

Please contact Angelo at

SCAN HERE TO LEARN MORE

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

Home Spa

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

Call 604.833.6189

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

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

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.

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CONCRETE & PLACING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

HERFORT CONCRETE NO JOB TOO SMALL

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

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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

* Move-Outs * Staging *Inside Windows & Organizing Xmas Gift Certicates available

Call Marie 604-467-1118

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.

(#102055) Bonded

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

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

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CONCRETE & PLACING

DECOR CONCRETE STAMPING • Stamped • Exposed Aggregate • Broom Finish

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting

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

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

Prompt Delivery Available

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

Seven Days a Week

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

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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

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

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 ~

Scott 604-891-9967

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A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

LANDSCAPING

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

Running this ad for 8yrs

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

NO Wood byproducts used

28 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED

When QUALITY Matters

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

604-465-3189

Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064

DUTCH TOUCH

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

Complete Maintenance

778-834-6234

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

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

Dean 604-834-3076

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

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

Call Chris

604-462-9009 ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

Ed’s ROTOTILLING & LANDSCAPING

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

Golf Tournament

RUBBISH REMOVAL

PITBULL, female, 6 mth old, vet checked, 1st 3 shots done. Phone (604)864-2795

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

SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, selecting and caring for loveable precious puppies. Take pups home Aug 11 (604)826-6311

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

$45 Dinner Only

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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PLUMBING

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

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

604-465-1311

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We Recycle! GO GREEN!

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

MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

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

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!

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

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www.mrcf.ca

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

Residential & Commercial Services

$140 Per Player

Our Corporate Sponsors:

BOXER puppies ready Aug 12. Choose early. Vet ✓ tails/dewclaws, 1st shots. $875. 604-882-7477.

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

Instant Grassifacation!

Includes 18 holes, power cart, dinner, contests, prizes & goodie bag!

Sponsor a hole and get great exposure for your business. Call us for sponsorship opportunities.

PETS

DISPOSAL BINS

Registration Opens at 11am - Shotgun Start at 1pm

Register your team today & join us on August 28

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JACK RUSSELL pups 1F 1M. 9wks old Short legs, smooth coat. Dew claws done. $500. 778-883-6049

Community FORE Charity

Registration & Sponsorship Inquiries Registration: Contact Brandee at 604-454-7961 Sponsorship: Contact Lori 604-880-1181 Or email golf@mrcf.ca

PETS

Chihuahua, 5 years old, needs new home, good with kids, $200. Call (604)791-0728

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

~ Free Estimates ~

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

Your generous contributions of time and money mean the Maple Ridge Community Foundation can continue the important work it does in the community to provide funding for a wide variety of local organizations.

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

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Swan-e-set Bay Resort & Country Club

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

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

604-941-2263 / 604-725-7246

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

ABACUS ROOFING

Green Services Ltd

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

604.786.8769

Free Estimate

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

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

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

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

Housewashing Painting Gutter Cleaning

ACCURATE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SERVICES

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

PRESSURE WASHING

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

(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

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

Call Tim 604-612-5388

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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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

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

Ext./Int. Summer Special

GARDENING

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. bcclassified.com

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

GET THE BEST FOR YOUR MOVING From $40/Hr Licensed - Insured, 1 to 3 men. Free estimate/Senior discount. Residential & Commercial. 778-773-3737

PAINT SPECIAL 260

CUSTOMIZED HOUSECLEANING TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

TOPSOIL

• • •

604-537-4140

Gary 604-339-5430

DRYWALL

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

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

$45/Hr

Drywall work/rubbish removal

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

JMYK Contracting Local Co

PLUMBING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Local & Long Distance

or BATHROOMS

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

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CUSTOM TILE WORK

.Jim’s Mowing www.jimsmowing.ca

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

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Reno’s/Additions/Kitchens

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOOT & OWL

Custom decks/Concrete work

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

NUTRITION/DIET

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

www.recycleitcanada.ca

MOVING & STORAGE

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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

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

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ANTIQUES & VINTAGE

1974 VW BEETLE COVERTIBLE,4 spd. Looks & runs good. May trade. $3,500 obo. 778-908-5164.

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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

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UNDER $200

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

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FRUIT & VEGETABLES

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

BLUEBERRIES. U-PICK $1.30 lb. WE-PICK $2.00 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808 CHERRY JUBILEE Sour Cherries 2017 - 272nd St., Aldergrove. Opening Sat. Aug. 4th - Fri. Aug. 10 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Call to Order: 604-856-5844


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer

REAL ESTATE 660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households

463-4449 or 209-6583 A NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell! Only $125 - CALL: 604-484-0379

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GARAGE SALES

Haney Presbyterian Church Spring Garage Sale 11858 ~ 216th Street

Sat August 4th 9am ~ 12 noon Rain or Shine Refreshments available

706

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

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.

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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

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

MAPLE COURT I

Call 604-464-7548

www.profile-properties.com

Coquitlam 996sf clean 2bdrm 2bath nr Coq Ctr Douglas Coll, pool np/ns Aug 1/15. $1250. 604-941-3259 Coquitlam Silver Springs beaut 2bdrm 2bath unobstructed view nr Coq Ctr all schls Doug Coll. np/ns $1325. Aug 1/15. 604-941-3259

Fraser View Apartments Certified Crime Free Multiple Housing New renovated 1 Bdrm suites. $600/mo. incl hot water, cable. Ref’s req’d. N/P. Adult only building. Maple Ridge Mon to Fri 9am ~ 6pm

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

1 & 2 Bdrms $775/$875

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO

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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

SUITES, LOWER

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

Call 778-788-1845

Near Shopping & Amenities.

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2003 Buick Century loaded, aircared private, perfect condition. $5900 obo. 778-565-4334

COQUITLAM CENTRAL, 2/bdrm bsmt suite. Shared W/D, w/i closets. Storage. N/S, N/P. $895/mo. incl util. Sept. 1. (604)726-6884

2004 SEABRING, 158,000k, auto, pb., ps., pw., pl, good cond. $2500. (604)467-1664

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

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 3400sf Warehouse 641 Lougheed Hwy 3 phase, sm office, heated, 20x12 door. $2900m. 604-504-1825 PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

PORT COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm grd level duplex. Carport. Walk to WCX & shops. N/P. N/S. Refs. Sept. 1. $995/mo. + utils. 604-464-4258.

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HOMES FOR RENT

BEAUTIFUL 2 Bdr. & 1.5 Bth. Heritage home fully modernized to a high executive standard for rent in Mission, BC. Two minutes from West Coast express, downtown shopping and dining. Energy efficient, minimal utilities. Grt. storage. Wsh/dyr., dshwr. Covered patio, fully fenced yard, wind. cov., parking, sm. pet ok, no smk. $1400/mth. email: wgswan2@hotmail.com Avail. Sept. 1/12. COQUITLAM. Renov. 4 bdrm, 2/bath, lrg f/rm. Fncd yd. N/S, N/P. $2100. Avail Sept 1. 604-761-9235

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OFFICE/RETAIL

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

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.

The Scrapper

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

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

PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level ste. Full bath. Sep entry. Cls to all amenities. $800/mo incl utils, cable, lndry. NS/NP (604)945-5911

We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead

Metal Recycling Ltd. Scotty 604-313-1887

PORT MOODY 1 BDRM. WATERFRONT SUITE Lge. kit., cozy liv. rm. w/gas f/p, jacuzzi bath, ldry. Nature lovers will love the private yard & beach. Price $1200 mo. Aug. 15 or later. (604)469-1500

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

SUITES, UPPER

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

Maple Ridge ~ E. Central 3 BDRM, 2 bath, upper floor, Balcony with Mtn. View. Gas F/P, 5 appls, shared W/D, sat. TV. Approximately 1200 sq ft, $1175 + 2/3 utils. Refs. NS/NP. Available now.

2005 JEEP LIBERTY Rocky Mountain One owner, well maintained Very good condition with P/W, A/C, Sun Roof, Trailer package. Champagne colour. 148kms $8500. 604-467-3908

Phone - 778-998-7857 752

TOWNHOUSES

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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

TRUCKS & VANS

2002 DURANGO 4.7Litre 165,000 kms, fully loaded, leather seats, aircared $6500. (604)837-8094

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

2003 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, black, rebuilt trans. w/warranty, used eng. new B.J. & brakes. Inspected $7995obo 604-826-0519

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

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On February 12, 2010, at or near 14301 256th Street, Maple Ridge, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Ridge Meadows RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a Pace American Trailer, 24 foot, VIN#5VZWB24239L004253 B.C. Lic#43796C, on or about 17:30 Hours, and a Pace American Trailer, 24 foot, VIN#5VZWB24229L004261 B.C. Lic#43797C, on or about 17:30 Hours.

be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice.

2006 JETTA 2.0T 73,000 kms. fully loaded, org owner. s/rf hid hd/lights, dsg auto. $14,900. 604-307-9159.

The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 7(1) (Production of substance) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada.

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5S auto, light green ext, beige Int. Clean good cond 170kms, new brakes no accidents $7300.obo Al 604-219-4156 cell 604-466-5563

Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1105, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will

You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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

1994 Cadillac Sedan Deville 188,000k. Aircared til Aug. 2013. New tires. Good cond. $3450. 604607-5281.

TRANSPORTATION

2005 HONDA CIVIC SE 4 dr auto a/c, c/w 4 new winter tires on rims, 2yr ext warr. $8000. 604-531-3562

MAPLE RIDGE

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

.Canadian Bar Association Dial-A-Law Access free

MAPLE RIDGE Central 1 bdrm, bright/open floor plan share W/D, sep entry, lots of storage N/S, N/P, $690/mo all incl’d avail immed (604)467-3225

PORT COQUITLAM

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

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

MAPLE RIDGE, bright lrg 1 bdrm priv entr, new appl, lam flrs, util. shr wd. $795 np/ns. Ref. 604-460-9166

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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20’ SKI & FISH BOAT, on trailer 140 HP, new rebuild needs TLC $2800Call for details (604)479-3265

CROSSROADS Seville 38’ 5th wheel. Fiberglass ext., 4 slide-outs, fireplace, Corian counters, 17 cu.ft. double door fridge, oak cabinets, Queen size bed, 9’ ceiling, lots of heated storage. Luxury year round living! $43,800. 604-870-4799

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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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August 01, 2012 edition of the Maple Ridge News

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