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‘Young girl was disoriented’ By M o ni s h a M a r tin s staff reporter
A young girl, photographed during an alleged sexual assault at a Pitt Meadows rave, was described as disoriented and disheveled by her friends during a trial on Tuesday. One who testified, a boy who was 15 at the time, told the court the girl got separated from her group of friends during the Sept. 10, 2010 party – billed as “Another Night in Bangkok” – at a farm on Harris Road. see Trial, p4
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded its recall of possibly E. coli-tainted beef to include products sold in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows grocery stores. The beef recall is the largest in Canadian history, spreading to every Canadian province and territory, as well as 30 U.S. states. Among local retailers believed to have sold the potentially tainted products are Extra Foods, Real Canadian Superstore, Cooper’s Foods, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, and Thrifty Foods. In all, more than 1,000 products from 66 grocery store chains across the country are currently affected by the recall. The CFIA is asking the public to check to see if they have the recalled product in their home.
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Monday and consented to remain in custody until Wednesday, when a bail hearing is scheduled. Police arrested the 37-year-old former teacher at Vancouver airport on Friday, when he returned to Canada from Thailand, where he spent five years in prison for sexually abusing young boys. The RCMP’s Integrated Child Exploitation unit obtained a warrant for Neil’s arrest under a rarely used section of the Criminal Code that’s designed to protect the public before a criminal offence is committed. Police allege Neil’s actions cause
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fear of sexual offences to persons under the age of 16. “Christopher Neil has no criminal record in Canada, but his actions in other countries were such that po- Neil lice felt it important to have him appear in front of a court so any public safety concerns can be addressed,” said Cpl.
Mat. Van Laer. Crown will be applying for a Section 810 peace bond, which is a preventative court order that could include conditions that prohibit Neil from accessing the Internet or being near children. Neil could be released on bail before a peace bond is imposed. “Crown will seek protective conditions governing his release into the community, pending the application for a peace bond,” said Samantha Hulme, a spokesperson for B.C.’s criminal justice branch. see Neil, p19
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ACCW adds secure capacity Cells feature stainless steel, TVs and windows by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter
.C.’s newest prison building, a $45-million project alongside the South Alouette River, opens soon in Maple Ridge, even though the province’s prison population is dropping. “The good news for all of us in B.C. is that the numbers, in terms of incarceration, generally, are declining. We are seeing it trending in the right direction,” Justice Minister Shirley Bond said Tuesday at a ribbon cutting for the secure wing of the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. “What you’re seeing us do is actually add capacity to deal with current challenges.” Bond was in Maple Ridge for a tour of the state-of-the-art facility, prior to 70 women from the Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre moving in the middle of this month. When they arrive, they’ll be see shiny new furniture and TVequipped cells with double bunks. Another feature of the cells is a narrow window above each bunk that allows prisoners to look down on to the open- and medium-custody wings of
The common area features tables with chess boards on top. the prison. The hope is that women in the secure wing will see inmates in horticulture or doggie daycare or community work programs and want to progress to reduced security programs. Each cell has a small plastic table, plastic storage bins, a stainless steel toilet and mirror and a stainless steelencased TV with remote control. The cost of TV is provided not by taxpayers, but by the inmate benefit fund, paid for by the prisoners, staff pointed out. TVs also provide the opportunity to deliver educational programs to help inmates upgrade their qualifications.
The prison is composed of five living pods with about 20 cells surrounding a common area, where tables with chess boards on top are installed. Corrections officers can monitor the unit from above via high-definition cameras on five large screens. A grated floor allows guards to keep an eye and ear on what’s happening below. The new building also has four enclosed booths, like an old-fashioned telephone booth, where video screens and cameras are installed, allowing inmates to appear in court, without attending in person, saving staff time. Inmates will have a range of ser-
vices, including 24-hour health care, a doctor five times a week, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, mental health screening, dental services, an addictions counsellor, plus volunteer programs. “So we will have the full gamut of services that the women will need to address the issues they have when they come in,” said warden Dawn Kelly. One of the biggest challenges is reducing the recidivism rate, Bond added. The institute will focus on ensuring that women are as healthy and as well as they can be, “with the hope that they can turn their lives around.” All inmates have access to genderspecific programming, such as emotions management for women, relationship skills and substance abuse programming. According to a Ministry of Justice news release, the new Alouette building is part of a $185-million expansion plan in BC Corrections’ history, that will increase capacity in B.C. by 340 cells. Bond didn’t want to speculate on costs that B.C. might face as a result of tougher federal laws, until all the information is in and said the province is better positioned than the rest of the country to deal with any impacts. B.C. lobbied for tougher terms for some offences, she pointed out. “We are looking at the analysis of
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The girl’s friends spent almost two hours looking for her, he said, and that they eventually found her running out of a field, accompanied by Colton McMorris, who claimed he had consensual sex with the 16-year-old. “Her hair was messed up. She had dirt on her,” said the boy at the trial for Dennis John Allen Warrington, a young man accused of posting graphic photographs on Facebook of McMorris and the girl engaged in sexual activity, which did not include intercourse. “She couldn’t walk straight. She has a hard time getting words out. She couldn’t finish sentences,” he added. The boy, who said he is no longer friends with the victim, told the court the group walked to McDonald’s after the party to eat, then catch a cab. His description of the young girl’s demeanour at the time, however, differed from McMorris, who testified last week that the girl was not intoxicated. The boy said the young
The girl and her friends walked to McDonald’s after the rave to get some food and catch a taxi. girl was crying uncontrollably when they left the party and continued to sob even after they went to a friend’s house. He added the girl was crying because she had lost her iPhone. Another friend of the girl testified that she didn’t see the photographs of the party until she went to school on Monday. She told the court a classmate showed her a photograph on his cell phone. “He was showing them to everybody,” she said. The graphic photographs began spreading a day after the rave,
prompting police to issue a public plea for teens to stop sharing them. Although a large group of people surrounded McMorris and the girl while they were having sex, only one boy was charged for photographing them. The teenage boy was also charged with distributing child porn, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of distributing obscene material and was sentence Feb. 10 to 12 months probation. Warrington got the images from a friend, then shared them on
Facebook, asking people to identify the couple in them. McMorris was charged with sexual assault after the rave, but the charge was stayed in February after Crown found the available evidence was unlikely to land a conviction. The girl continues to maintain that she did not consent to the oral sex or digital penetration that occurred. When court proceedings against McMorris came to a halt earlier this year, the girl – now a young woman – made a public plea for more witnesses to break the “code of silence” and come forward. She has yet to testify at the trial, but is expected to take the stand sometime this week. Warrington’s lawyer plans to launch a Charter challenge because 16 is the age of consent and the teens were photographed in public. Defence lawyer Paul Evans asked the teens, who testified on Tuesday, the age of the people at the party. He was told the ages ranged from 13 and 14 years to the mid-20s.
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Gravel operation application ‘the pits’ Public concerned about proposal by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter
Maple Ridge council has an idea now about how people feel about the gravel pit planned for 236th Street and 124th Avenue. People packed the council chambers Monday and crowded in the hallway outside to denounce the proposal by Donada Industries and Dave Telep to haul 400,000 cubic metres of gravel from 37 acres at 23613 – 124th Ave., using that avenue as an access point. “It’s among the most ridiculous proposals that you would ever receive,” said geologist Darin Wagner. “I’m surprised that it would receive any sort of serious consideration anywhere in Maple Ridge.” “Never, in my entire career, spanning 25 years, I’ve never seen such an ill-conceived, poorly planned … mine proposal.” Approving it could set a precedent for other such operations. “Kill this proposal, dead, here, now,” he said to loud applause. Dr. Alan Hargreaves, who practises at the Ridge Meadows Hospital, warned about possible health risks. “We know that dust can actually kill you,” not immediately but in the long term, increasing health care costs, he said, adding there are no studies of residents who live near mines. Silica is a known carcinogen, Hargreaves said, pointing out that the body can eliminate large dust particles, but not smaller ones. That could result in longterm health issues such as asthma or chronic breathing problems. “It’s important to note,
there is no safe threshold for particulate nature,” he said. Donada Industries and Rae-Glenn International Development want to remove the gravel, then bring in soil to allow hay production. Doing so requires approval from the Agricultural Land Commission for non-farm use within the agricultural reserve. However, Maple Ridge council can stop the project by refusing to forward the application to the commission. Telep told council that the gravel must be removed in order to grow hay, adding that he has three such properties in Maple Ridge where he already does that. “Today, those crops produce good crops for the local community.
“I would like to farm these parcels,” saying he wants to make another piece of property into “good, usable farmland.” He said he has owned the property for about 30 years and that he cleared scrub trees from it three times. “Steve Hamilton [a realtor] wanted me to donate it to the municipality for a park, for everybody,” he said, adding he’d be willing to sell the property. John McKenzie, a construction manager for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, who claimed he has lots of experience with gravel pits, said the location is a poor to moderate site. Dust from gravel pits is abrasive, he said, while the noise from the pit will reach to Rock Ridge.
Hamilton, whose property is 40 metres from the site, said the application will test the spirit, strength and values of the Official Community Plan, the long-term document that guides growth in the district. Staff later told council the proposal would require changing the OCP to allow mining in the area. The soil removal bylaw also would have to change, if the proposal receives council’s approval, then gets approved by the ALC. “Just keep it as agricultural land,” he said to more applause. Council agreed to send the proposal to its regular meeting Oct. 9, when it will decide whether to send the application for non-farm use to the land commission.
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Don’t break law “They’ve been punished by the media coverage.” This phrase, or variations of it, is often used by defence lawyers lobbying for lighter sentences for their clients. We even hear it from judges. And they all have a point… but only to a point. Indeed, anyone accused of a crime who is unlucky enough to get unwanted media attention pays a price. Some readers or viewers no doubt will rush to judgment, convinced that only the guilty get charged. Sadly, this is not always the case. Innocent people – and all are deemed innocent until proven guilty, in the eyes of our system – suffer from that same system in which justice is meant to be conducted in public. However, once a guilty plea is entered or a conviction rendered, it should be incumbent on the courts to consider any suffering caused by public scrutiny to be off-limits when sentencing. Recently, the lawyer for confessed dog thief Louise Reid told the judge that a news article on her involvement in stealing dogs was posted on a bulletin board at her work; and a front-page story appeared in the newspaper her granddaughter delivers. We can only hope Judge Peder Gulbransen did not consider that as “punishment” when he gave her a one-year probation and ordered her to pay $2,500 in restitution, as the dog was never returned. The argument in court is almost always along the lines that news reports caused the offender embarrassment. The question that must be asked is, what exactly did the guilty parties think would happen? Did they only decide to break the law because they thought no one would find out? The media exists to inform the public of what is happening in their communities; to help recognize those who do well and hold accountable those who choose to act outside the law. There is a simple way to minimize the discomfort: don’t break the law. – Black Press
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Leaders’ spin contest ends in tie VICTORIA – The Union of B.C. Municipalities convention is the political event of the year for B.C. party leaders, especially heading into a provincial election. Up first was NDP leader Adrian Dix, who drew a large crowd of local politi- B.C. Views Tom Fletcher cians last week for the traditional earlymorning spot that follows a long evening of receptions. In contrast to his debut last year, a typical litany of political attacks on the B.C. Liberals, Dix declared he would take the high road. And perhaps mindful of Carole James’ downfall after her content-free speech to the 2010 UBCM convention, Dix set out policies. He told delegates an NDP government would restore local authority over Metro Vancouver transit (no more toothless “mayor’s council”) and mountain resorts (no more Jumbo ski resort permits issued over local objections). Dix would also let communities decide if they want public-private partnerships for large construction projects. (Federal Heritage Minister James Moore later noted that if communities or provinces wish to decline federal funds due to this ideology, they are free to do so.) Then Dix accused the B.C. Liberals of cutting forest inventory spending by 77 per cent over the last decade, meaning decisions like rebuilding the Burns Lake
mill are being made “in the dark” for the first time in a century. That’s a damning charge, so I checked it against forest ministry budget records. As with all government programs, accounting changes can give a misleading appearance of large cuts or increases from year to year. And indeed forest inventory spending has bounced around during the B.C. Liberal term. The budget for forest inventory staffing and operation was about $8 million in 2001-02, rising as high as $15 million and falling to a low of $5.1 million in recession-hit 2009-10. The estimate for the current fiscal year is $9.7 million, an increase to try to catch up with the pine beetle disaster. Crown forest inventory has indeed fallen behind due to rapid shifts caused by unprecedented insect and fire damage. But has spending been slashed as Dix claims? No. It has increased. Next up was Premier Christy Clark, in full campaign mode. In the Gordon Campbell tradition, she brought the goodies out in her speech to close the convention. More than $200 million has been scraped together to “accelerate” capital projects at schools, hospitals and other facilities across the province. These projects were already on the books, but they’ve been moved up for obvious political purposes. Or at least the announcements will be moved up. Four-laning of the last narrow stretches of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Kamloops will continue over 10 years. This is a federal-provincial project that will eventually be finished regardless of who is governing in Victoria or Ottawa.
It includes some of the most staggeringly expensive road building in Canada, in the Kicking Horse Pass, a short section that could require two tunnels and up to 12 more bridges. Clark also announced a long-range plan to replace the George Massey tunnel under the Fraser River. It will likely be a bridge, because the tunnel is a bottleneck not only for Highway 99, but also for large ships going up-river. This is another project that will proceed eventually, and there is no specific financial commitment yet.
“I haven’t found any outright false claims in Clark’s presentation, just the kind of creative accounting and blacktop politics familiar to B.C. voters.” I haven’t found any outright false claims in Clark’s presentation, just the kind of creative accounting and blacktop politics familiar to B.C. voters. As always, I’m pleased to hear from people with specific corrections. For now, call it a tie. Neither speech represents a proud moment for our provincial leadership.
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The News/letters online comments • Claus Andrup · Principal at Andrup Corporate Consultants Inc.: Re: ‘Destroying our downtown potential’ (mapleridgenews.com). I find it hard not to agree with D. Ferguson. The problem is that a previous council, allowing the Caring Place to establish itself at this location, has burdened future councils and the future of our downtown with a problem that cannot be fixed with the stroke of a pen, unlike the problem that was, indeed, caused by the stroke of pen. None of us who live in the downtown core are blind to the fact it is now populated with dozens and dozens of homeless people who are visiting Maple Ridge for the first time as it has earned a reputation for being a soft touch. The line ups outside the welfare office on Wednesdays grows longer and longer. I had the unpleasant experience of lining up at the cash-out at Thrifty’s last week behind a gentlemen who was experiencing that gruesome dance brought on by street drugs more commonly associated with the East Hastings population. I am reconciled to the fact that our streets will in the future be populated by a steadily increasing addicted and out of control group of interlopers. It appears that our local government is reconciled to this state of affairs as much as I am. There is no question in anyone’s mind that the root cause for this deplorable devaluation of the downtown can be laid firmly at the doorstep of the Caring Place. I doubt very much that anyone can make a serious challenge to that notion. • Dawn Wilson · Oriel Girls School: I completely agree with your sentiments Claus, but what to do without sounding inhumane? I feel the problem lies deeper than the Caring Place and perhaps squarely on the shoulders of our sitting provincial government and our mental health issues. Treating these folks on our streets instead of in secure institutions is not the solution. • Bob Goos · retired: How convenient to blame the Caring Place for the urban problems that have been building for three decades. I agree with Dawn that the bulk of blame should lie with federal and provincial governments, of all stripes, who have shredded our health system with cuts to budgets, particularly the mental health budget. There was a time that we didn’t need food banks and places like the Caring Place before the right wing governments of Brian Mulroney, Paul Martin and the such decided that the most important thing is to pander to corporations and do it on the backs of the poor and disadvantaged.
Still good ‘ol boys club Editor, The News: What kind of thought processes could possibly compare affirmative action with a dictatorship. Affirmative action is an attempt to rectify a wrong or intrenched imbalance. Dictatorship is an evil injustice to all people. I suppose Ms. Katnich would be one of the few individuals to argue that affirmative action was racist and discriminatory as well as undemocratic for the African Americans, and American people as a whole. Canada ranks 50th in the world as far as female political representation goes, a pathetic 22 percent of MPs and MLAs. Politics in Canada remains to this day a good old boys club with female participation well behind many so-called third world countries. Cecile Marchant Maple Ridge
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‘Bearable’ experience at RMH Editor, The News: I had the unfortunate experience of visiting the Ridge Meadows Hospital emergency ward last Friday, when my six-year-old grand-daughter Lily fell and broke her arm. From the time we entered the hospital till leaving it Saturday afternoon we were treated with care and respect. My grand-daughter was in a lot of
pain and obviously scared while waiting to be admitted, when a paramedic came up to us and offered her a stuffed bear. After surgery to repair her arm, another bear, with a bandage on his arm, was tucked in beside her. The nurses in the pediatric ward were awesome, explaining everything to her and making a traumatic experience
somewhat bearable. I would like to thank that paramedic for taking the time to comfort Lily, the nurses and doctors, everyone involved in the treatment of my grand-daughter, for all your professionalism, and most of all, for showing that you really do care. Deborah Plett Maple Ridge
Be careful, open-minded about Caring Place Editor, The News: Re: Scrooge not a fan of the Caring Place (Letters, Sept. 28). The periodic foaming-atthe-mouth concerning the presence of poor people in central Maple Ridge seems to have reached a new, and rather nasty intensity of late. The most recent letter from Sandy Macdougall uses the metaphor of ‘rubbish’ and ‘detritus’ to refer to human beings. Frankly, this will not do. Would you print a letter that used similar language to describe folk living on the Katzie reserve, for example? There are too many examples from history of the dangers of such dehumanizing language. More generally, there is far too much misinformation and confusion in circulation at present.
These include the idea that a facility like the Caring Place attracts poor people from other places, as if there weren’t poverty, drug addiction and homelessness in our very midst. Surely, it is time for a careful, informed and openminded conversation (using local media, for example), not shrill, small-minded attacks. Nick Blomley Maple Ridge
How’d that work out? Editor, The News: Re: Scrooge not a fan of the Caring Place (Letters, Sept. 28). If Sandy Macdougall does not want to sound like Scrooge, he will desist from referring to his fellow human beings as “human rubbish” and “human detritus.” His descriptions of peo-
ple are reminiscent of Scrooge’s reply when he was asked for donations to the poor. “Are there no workhouses, are there no prisons?” How did that work out for him? Cherryl Katnich Maple Ridge
Job offer Editor, The News: Re: Scrooge not a fan of the Caring Place (Letters, Sept. 28). I am dismayed at Sandy MacDougall’s letter regarding the Caring Place. I’m sure that we all have felt some frustration at the goings on in and around the Caring Place, but to refer to these individuals as “human rubbish” is appalling and paints them all with the same brush. Let’s face it, “but by the grace of God go I.”
It’s possible in these difficult economic times for anybody to fall on hard times. Would they fit into Mr. Mcdougall’s definition of “human rubbish?” To trash the place without offering any solutions is counter productive, in my view. Here are my ideas for what it’s worth. I operate a small business in Maple Ridge and am inspired enough by Mr. Macdougall’s letter to give an individual at the Caring Place who, based on the fact that the staff feel he has potential, a fair shake at work. Also I would encourage Caring Place staff to make overtures to the business community. If they already haven’t, to find opportunities to fit into the local work force. Grover Telford Maple Ridge
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buildings and more green space along the river. We spent two years on two different plans to expand on our current site anyway, with additions to the existing museum building in different configurations hoping to get the Baynes family to vary the covenant, but it was not to be. In 1999, we started looking for a new location. After a full day workshop with council, historical society members, municipal staff and other interested parties, the location chosen was the property north of Haney House on 224th Street. At that time, there was no land available in the town core. What dominated the planning at that time was a desire to keep the museum precinct in Port Haney and connected by the Heritage River Walk. The land north of Haney House was purchased in 2001 and the historical society embarked on a season of renewal to expand and professionalize itself and its financial management to be worthy to take on a greater role. That accomplished, we finished off 2003 by issuing a request for proposals, then spent 2004-05 working with architect Sharif
Senbel and design group KARO on a concept plan for a new museum. That plan was presented to council and the greater community early in 2006, then everything ground to a halt. There have been occasional attempts over the ensuing years to revive the project, but none have been successful. For that reason, we welcomed Ian McLennan and Bruce Cooke – museum development professionals with 90 years of experience between them – to a gathering on Sept. 25 to discuss how to get our stalled project moving again. According to these professionals, what we need most is a champion – someone with youth and passion and connections to lead the charge and drive the project. It would take an extraordinary person, but the benefits to that person would be many, including a vastly increased public profile and the chance to bring to the community a new gem that would be remembered forever. And that’s immortality, isn’t it? Val Patenaude is director of the Maple Ridge Museum.
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Cultured crowd (From top) Local artist display their works during Canada Culture Day and the ACT’s 10th anniversary party at the ACT on Saturday. Maple Ridge artist Olwyn Geeling works on a painting during Canada Culture Day, a cross country celebration of arts and culture. There are some 7,000 activities planned in nearly 800 communities this year. Colleen Flanagan/the newS Colleen Flanagan/the newS
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Maple Ridge Art Gallery Love Decay Repair September 8 – October 13 Hand hooked rugs and surface design work by Michelle Sirois-Silver Comedy with Roman Danylo & Guests October 6 – 8:30 p.m. An ACT favourite returns for another night of laughter. The Number 14 October 11 – 7:30 p.m. A wild ride on Vancouver’s #14 bus on it’s 20th anniversary of entertaining passengers from around the world. Golden Harvest October 12 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Culinary showcase and tasting celebrating local farms and chefs. International Naturally Autistic People Awards October 19 – 21 Live, learn, laugh, listen and get involved in the Global Autistic Community Lobby Nights @ The ACT Songstage with Ivan Boudreau Oct 9 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. SFU Philosopher’s Café Oct 11 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Golden Harvest Enjoy a culinary feast of local food at the ACT
Plans for the fourth annual Golden Harvest appetizer extravaganza are well under way with local chefs, caterers, and culinary students ready to transform locally produced food into mouth watering delicacies. While Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows may be known to some as suburbs of Vancouver, this year’s theme “Celebrating Our Roots” recognizes the region’s proud, longstanding agricultural history. “It would be easier to have a map showing where farmland wasn’t,” said Val Patenaude with the Maple Ridge Historical Society, who will have a display highlighting the historic Hampton and Laity farms as well as
the Robertson-Ritchie orchards. “A huge part of my program focuses on B.C. agriculture and the many benefits of purchasing and eating local,” says Chef Trevor Randle, whose culinary students at Maple Ridge Secondary are regular participants at Golden Harvest, “I want my students to be aware of what is grown in their own backyards. They absolutely love & appreciate the opportunity ... to connect with local agriculture and network with others in the culinary industry.” • Golden Harvest takes place Friday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $25 and are available at the ACT and at the Haney Farmer’s Market Ticket sales go directly towards producing the event with the intent of raising the profile of local farmlands and food producers.
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Roman Danylo is “Roman around the country” with his variety comedy show consisting of sketch, stand-up, and improv. Both light-hearted and edgy, the show stops in Maple Ridge on Saturday and takes on various subjects from love and war to snacks at the mall food court. A blend of four different genres of comedy, Danylo begins his show with high energy observational stand-up, then incorporates audience members into interactive comedy sketches, all the while peppering in some of his popular characters from TV He finishes by inviting a fellow professional improviser to the stage to join him in some awardwinning improvisation. Danylo breaks all the rules of traditional comedy shows by often crawling into the crowd or bringing audience members up on stage to make them part of the experience. With all types of comedy and a wide range of topics, Roman Danylo Live has a little something for everyone.
raised in Vancouver. He is an activist and comedian, a regular performer on CBC Radio One’s The Debaters, and co-host of Citytv’s comedic panel show The Citynews List in Vancouver. In 2005, he was the judges’ choice for Vancouver’s funniest new comic. Since then he has been featured on national radio, in print, as well as in festivals and live venues across Canada and the Pacific Northwest and with Paul Bae as the sketch duo “Bucket”: the act Robin Williams called “the future of comedy.” Demers is also the author of Vancouver Special, a book about the social history of Vancouver, and a novel: The Prescription Errors.
Showtime Roman Danylo Live plays the ACT Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 p.m. For tickets, call 604-476-2787 or visit www. theactmapleridge.org.
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Highland dancers vie for scholarship Avri Penner, Samantha Stables and Claire Liversidge competing Oct. 5. Two Highland dancers from Maple Ridge and another from Pitt Meadows will battle 70 dancers from across Canada and the United States for a scholarship this week. Avri Penner, Samantha Stables and Claire Liversidge are three of six dancers representing B.C. They were nominated by Betty Sutherland for the James L. McKenzie & Elspeth Strathern Scholarship, which will be handed out at the annual Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance North American Conference on Oct. 5. All three are students of Heather Neill, who has been teaching highland dancing for more than 20 years. “These are very hard working dancers,” said Neill “They come for lessons three times a week-spending anywhere from three to five hours a week with me.” The scholarship consists of six different sections that will test various dance skills as well as dance theory. The dancers will be judged by a panel of four adjudicators from Scotland, Canada and the United States. They will be graded or ranked in each section and at the end of the day. The top three dancers in each age group will be awarded a monetary prize. Conference registrar Dana Gamache said the winners can spend their scholarship money however they choose, but are encouraged to put it towards their own dancing dreams and goals whether it’s for travel, costumes, dance gear, competitions or classes. Winning the scholarships won’t be an easy task. The dancers will write a written examination that will test their dance theory knowledge; participate in a master class that will test their versatility and learning agility and dance a Highland Fling as
Avri Penner, Samantha Stables and Claire Liversidge are competing for a dance scholarship.
well as a ‘Sword Dance’, which will test their ability to perform steps correctly without touching the swords. The competitors will also perform a Tribute to J.L. MacKenzie, a dance in honour of one of the founders of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dance. Finally, the dancers will be tested in choreography, which will allow them to craft a dance of their own. “This will be an opportunity for the dancers to really show their personality and to shine for the judges,” said Gamache.
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An inclusive community includes everyone Inclusion is the state of belonging. Every individual has a fundamental need and right to belong somewhere: in a family, in a peer group, in a community, in a society. Where do you belong if you don’t have an address, or a safe, secure and appropriate place to call home? • In Maple Ridge, 102 were counted in the 2011 Homeless count. 29 of these were youth. • There are many who are homeless and at risk of homelessness who were not counted. • You do not have to be sleeping on the streets or in a shelter to be considered homeless. You might be homeless if you are: • Temporarily staying with friends • Living in very overcrowded conditions • At risk of violence or abuse in your home • Living in poor conditions that affect your health • Living somewhere that you have no legal right to stay in, like a squat • Living somewhere you can’t afford to pay for without depriving yourself of basic essentials, like food • Forced to live apart from your family, or someone you would normally live with because your accommodation isn’t suitable
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Homeless Action Week Events: • October 9: Health & Wellness Clinic at The Caring Place. 11am – 1pm • October 10: “Maple Ridge has Talent”, talent show fundraiser at The Caring Place, 7pm. Admission by Donation. • October 11: Spa Day at The Caring Place – 9am – 2pm. • October 11: Community Chili Lunch at the ACT Theatre between 11:30 and 1:30. This event is co-sponsored by the Golden Ears FEAST (Food Education and Strategy Table). A donation to the Food Bank is welcome but not required. For more information, call or email Connie McGonigal, 604-463-8296 x 122, email@example.com
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‘Neil has serious track record of abuse’ Neil from front
Neil was the subject of an international manhunt in 2007 after Interpol unscrambled digitally swirled images of him molesting young boys. After the Interpol warrant was issued, Neil fled from South Korea, where he was teaching English, to Thailand. Cambodian police have a warrant out for Neil’s arrest connected to allegations of abuse in that country. Brian McConaghy, who founded NGO Ratanak
International, has seen the evidence against Neil and commends police for arresting the man as soon as he landed in Canada. “This is a man who is coming back with a serious track record of abuse,” said McConaghy, who worked as a forensic scientist with the RCMP for 22 years. He helped Cambodian police investigate Neil and hopes Crown will investigate the possibility of additional charges for crimes he has yet to be prosecuted for.
McConaghy also investigated Donald Bakker, the first Canadian convicted under revamped sex tourism laws. “Just on principle we should move against anyone who is a risk to kids here and who has clearly demonstrated to be a predator, and [Neil] has clearly demonstrated that,” McConaghy added. “We have a moral obligation to do that.” Neil grew up in Maple Ridge, but has no fixed address at the moment. His family still lives in the
community. Neil attended the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission from 1995 to 1999 and received a B.C. independent teaching certificate in 2000. He volunteered at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Maple Ridge in 2000 and 2001 and was a substitute teacher at Arch Bishop Carney in Port Coquitlam for five days in April and May of 2007. There are no allegations of abuse against him while he was teaching in B.C.
Prescription drugs stolen from pharmacy A man wearing a disguise robbed a pharmacy Thursday evening in Maple Ridge. The hold-up took place around 5 p.m. at a store in the 22900 block of Lougheed Highway. A clerk noticed the man’s disguise and went into a back office while he began to rob the store. Ridge Meadows RCMP allege the man jumped over the counter, then helped himself to prescription drugs and cash. Police have released a surveillance photograph of the man and are asking the public to help identify him. He is described as a white man, around 25 years old, six feet tall and weighing between 170 and 180 pounds, with a slim to medium build. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and a black baseball hat. He also wore a white bandana to cover a part of his face, black pants and white running shoes.
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Home invasion Three men forced their way into a house in
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Flames burnt by poor PK by Robe r t M an ge lsdor f staff reporter
The Meadow Ridge Knights bantam football team battled hard against the visiting Abbotsford Falcons Saturday afternoon at Samuel Robertson technical, but ended up on the wrong side of a 43-8 score. Quarterback Tyrell Ogloff found Brian Dongalen in the end zone for the Knights only touchdown of the day on a third down gamble in the second quarter. Chico David launched the convert over the fence for the extra point. Later that quarter, a long kick by David scored a single-point touchback for the Knights. The bantam Knights are 1-3 this season in the Valley Community Football League and take on the last-place North Langley Bears at home Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. The rest of the Knights’ teams were on the road last weekend, with the midget squad traveling to Duncan to take on the Cowichan Valley Bulldogs, beating the home team 12-8. The Knights put together an 80yard drive in the final minutes led by key catches by Jaimal Gill and Kyle Cameron to set up the winning 15-yard touchdown run by Brett Boyce. Jessie Goerzen, Tyler Jackman and Brock Loewen led the defence in the win.
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Peter de Zeeuw of the Meadow Ridge Knights bantam football team powers past members of the Abbotsford Falcons during their Valley Community Football League game Saturday afternoon at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School in Maple Ridge. Abbotsford won the game 43-8. With the win, the midget Knights improve to 3-2 and return home to SRT this Saturday at 2 p.m. to take on the 4-1 Victoria Spartans. The peewee Blue Knights beat the Chilliwack Blue Giants 19-8 on the road Saturday in a defensive battle
that saw the Knights’ give up just a single long drive all day. Running back Tyler Spencer had two touchdowns, while Brayden Hamilton had one. The atom Knights were also in Chilliwack, and just like the peewee
Pitt Meadows seniors blank nanaimo by Ro b er t M a n g e ls d or f staff reporter
The Pitt Meadows Marauders senior high school football team made short work of the visiting Nanaimo Islanders Friday afternoon, shutting out the visiting team 14-0. “We knew they like to run the ball, so we made up a defence that focussed on shutting them
down at the line,” said head coach Matt Todd. Quarter back Joe Schuster threw for 130 yards and ran in a touchdown, while Anthony Gagnon had 100 yards rushing, and touchdown of his own. Kyle Heiling, playing in just his third game of organized football, ran for 80 yards. “He’s big and quick and hard to take down,” said Todd. “I wish I’d found him a few years ago.”
Blue Knights, came home with a win, defeating the Giants 12-7. Special teams play was key as Jessie Chartrand and Tristan Maschke kept the Giants’ returners pinned in their own end. See Knights, p22
SRT, Pitt set for Alouette Bowl The Titans of Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School and the Marauders of Pitt Meadows Secondary School are set for their annual crosstown grudge match today (Wednesday) at 3:15 p.m. at SRT. The Titans have won the past two meetings of the junior varsity football programs, and Pitt coach Kris Little is hoping to prevent a third loss. “It’s been pretty one-sided so far,” said Little of the local rivalry. With his team coming off a 40-6 win over Rick Hansen last week, and the
With the win, the Marauders are 2-1 this season in exhibition play, and face their first challenge of the regular season this Saturday on the road against the Mission Roadrunners. “They’re a strong program, but they have low numbers and some of their guys are hurt, so this is our shot,” said Todd. “But the kids need to be ready to go on Friday. And we have to stop their quarterback.”
The Ridge Meadows Flames were their own worst enemies last weekend as they allowed six power play goals to fall to 1-4-1 this season. The local junior B hockey club lost 7-4 to the Aldergrove Kodiaks at home Friday night, before playing to a 6-6 tie against the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Saturday night on the road. Friday’s game saw the Flames head to the penalty box seven times while allowing Aldergrove four power play goals. “We didn’t do ourselves any favors,” said Flames head coach Jamie Fiset. “We let emotion get the better of us. We spent too much time in the box, and when we were in there, we didn’t do a good enough job on the [penalty kill].” The Kodiaks opened a three-goal lead in the first period, and midway through the second, were ahead 5-1. The Flames did their best to chip away at the lead, with a pair of goals towards the end of the second period to pull within two. See Flames, p22
return of a number of injured players, Little says his team is confident headed in today’s game. Titans coach Mark Ogloff said the annual crosstown matchup is a critical game for both teams with the postseason looming. While his squad has got the better of the Marauders twice before, he doesn’t want his team to peak too early in the season. “Every year we seem to peak when we play Pitt, so we want to keep that momentum going,” he said. • The Titans and the Marauders kick off at SRT field at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
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alty kill,” said Fiset. “We are much more effective when we don’t allow the other team to make passes and pick their spots.” One of the few bright spots for the Flames was the play of rookie forward Chris Nakamura, who tallied a hat trick in the loss, while picking up second star honours. Adam Bartsch had the other goal for the Flames, while defenceman Ryan Lisowsky had a pair of assists. Sean Pesut, Mitchell Plevy, Max Metzner, Nick Coltura, and Alex Smith each registered assists. The Flames’ penalty kill was working early in the game on Saturday, as Ridge Meadows was able to successfully kill four
penalties in the first period against North Vancouver, while taking a 3-1 lead. However, as they game wore on, Fiset said fatigue began to set in, and the team reverted to the passive play that cost them against Aldergrove. “We shut them down pretty well early,” he said. “Then our guys got tired, they weren’t as aggressive, and they weren’t as effective.” The Wolf Pack scored a power play goal midway through the second to draw within one, tying the game 3-3 two minutes later. The team traded goals for the final 25 minutes of regulation, with the Flames holding a 6-5
lead until North Vancouver tied the game with 15 seconds to play. Both teams were held scoreless in the 10-minute overtime period, leaving the Flames with a single point. Goaltender Wes McLeod stopped 45 of 51 shots he faced, including eight shots in overtime. Paul Piluso had a pair of goals for the Flames, while Dean Gilmore, Michael Nolan, Nolan Wallinger, and Smith each had goals of their own. Matt Bissett picked up a pair of assists, while Bartsch, Wallinger, Pesut, Metzner, Coltura, and Marco Ballarin each
added helpers of their own. Of the 18 skaters the Flames dressed on Saturday, 12 made their way on t the score sheet. In all, the Flames saw seven players light the lamp over the weekend. “I’m not worried about our offensive output,” said Fiset. “It’s our Penalty kill that needs to tighten up.” • The Ridge Meadows Flames face the North Vancouver Wolf Pack at home this Friday at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. Game time is a 7:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
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On defence, Austin Pattenden and Lucas Deane provided continuous pressure up the middle to keep the Giants’ offence on its heels. Grinding out the ground game for the
Knights were offensive linemen Tyson Smith, Gabe Fitzpatrick and James Harder. The junior bantams played under the lights on Friday night in Chilliwack, but lost 32-8. Mark Podschadly com-
pleted a pass to Tato Ferreyro-Araya for the first touchdown of the game. Jake Loftus kicked it through the uprights for an additional two points. Eric Ross and Sean Roy both put in a strong defensive effort.
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ITâ€™S A GIRL! Chris Kruk & Kyla Malaka are proud to announce the birth of their daughter; Chloe Emily Anne Kruk, born on Sept. 11/12, weighing 8lbs. 9ozs. Joyful grandparents are Dan & Emily Malaka from Pitt Meadows; Bob Kruk from Maple Ridge; Coral Froh from Cherryville; and great grandparents, Cecile Brochu from Maple Ridge; Mae Dyer from Kelowna; Bill Froh from Cherryville. Uncle Jonny, Aunty Chandra, Aunty Lindsay, Aunty Desiree & Uncle Cody are also very delighted with their new little niece.
Josie passed away on September 27, 2012 with her family by her side following her long courageous battle with cancer. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 53 years, Arthur, daughter Jennifer Schmidt (John Cowan), grandchildren Rigel, Patrick, Warren, & Meghan. Predeceased by her son Michael. Private Graveside Service. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to your charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.
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Thank you to Dufferin staff and Dr. Payne who cared for her with great love and kindness. A memorial was held at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osbornâ€™s), September 30.
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HATZIC LAKE - 2 bdrm lake house on Hatzic Island, 20 min commute to Abbotsford or Maple Ridge. Spac. warm & cozy with f/p. Park like setting on lake. Avail. immed. $1000/mo (604)377-1921 MAPLE RIDGE East. 4 bdrm +den, master with ensuite & walk-in closet 6 appls 2 gas f/p h/w flrs deck, garage, new sunroom nr amen/school. $1750 ns/np Oct 1. 604-760-8277.
OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE Various downtown locations. Avail. Now! Updated and well maintained. Various sizes 320sf. - 2000sf. Starting at $495/month.
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MAPLE RIDGE 1 bdrm $450$500/mo incl utils. No drugs. Avail now. N/P. 604-351-4738
1985 MONTE CARLO 76,000km 1 owner, V8, full instrumentation buckets, $4500. 604-467-3908
COQUITLAM CENTRE 1300sf 2 bdrm 2 bath sep ldry & ent. prkg NS/NP. $1180/mo. 604-771-9628
COQUITLAM Pinetree & Robson. 2 Bdrm w/o suite with laundry, near bus/school. Avail now, ns/np. $975 incl utils & internet. 604-219-5253.
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COQUITLAM west, 1200 s/f, bright 2/bdrm grnd level suite. gas f/p, d/w, shared w/d, $1150/mo. incl util. cable/wifi, 1 blk to Austin/Mundy. Cl to SkyTrain & WCE. Avail now. (604)779-4969 M-F after 5:30 pm.
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MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm. 1089 sf. clean, sep. ent. own W/D, $895/mo. incls. utils. F/S D/W n/s n/p. cls. to transit/amens. Now! (604)476-9529
MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm. Very clean area. $875/mo. Avail now. N/S N/P. 604-476-2104 or 604-506-9330
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