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With unseasonably warm, dry weather continuing into mid October, local farmers are reveling in a large and late harvest. However, the bumper crop comes with its own set of issues. The Vancouver area experienced it driest August and September on record, according to Environment Canada data. The Lower Mainland saw less

than a tenth of its normal precipitation during the two-month span, with just 7.9 mm of rain falling compared to 92.6 mm on average. At Environment Canada’s weather station at Pitt Meadows airport, only 11.0 mm of total precipitation was recorded from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30. The warm, dry weather comes after one of the coldest and wettest months of June on record. That meant a late start to the season for many farmers, including Heather Laity, who owns the Laity Pumpkin Patch on 128th Street. “We planted late this year, but the pumpkin crop has come in re-

ally good thanks to the weather,” she said. “The pumpkins love that hot heat, so they’ve come in with nice color, deep oranges and green stems.” As an agri-tourism business, Laity said the sunshine and warm weather benefits not only the crop they are growing, but helps attract better crowds. Thanks to the warm sunny weather, the local tourist attraction had its busiest ever Thanksgiving weekend, and is already fully-booked for school groups for this season, with another three weeks to go until Halloween. While dry weather this time of year usually translates into frost at

night and can be deadly for crops, this year the weather has been too warm for any frost issues locally. “We had a touch of frost down here a few weeks ago, but it didn’t do any damage,” said Laity. “They took it just fine and it didn’t bother them at all.” While the warm weather has been beneficial to late harvest produce like pumpkins, earlyripening produce has had its own issues. Despite the late start, warm, dry weather run in August caused the local blueberry crop to ripen early, according to Newton Sahota of Twin Berry Farms. See Crops, p12

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A petition against Pitt Meadows’ plans to remove a large chunk of farmland from the agricultural reserve has more than 400 signatures and continues to gather steam. Although the city’s exclusion application has already been sent to the Agricultural Land Commission, Sandi Banni is still receiving signed copies of the petition. “There are more pouring in daily,” said Banni, a resident of Dorado, a gated community adjacent to the properties in question. The commission has yet to set a date for making the decision that would pave the way for development on 50.9 hectares (125 acres) of land in the North Lougheed Corridor. See Petition, p11


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hen the Salvation Army’s Caring Place first opened almost a decade ago, at the entrance to downtown Maple Ridge, they were welcomed, says a former Maple Ridge councillor and council candidate. But not any longer, says Sandy Macdougall, also a retired journalist. It’s time for the Salvation Army’s Caring Place to find a new place, says Macdougall, who lives a block from the shelter that’s been helping those down on their luck for nine years. “None of this crap was here until the Salvation Army got here,” Macdougall said Tuesday. Debate on the topic isn’t dying down, as shown in letters received on the topic. Macdougall says in one such letter that the Caring Place and its patrons were once welcome in the neighbourhood. “But they have long since worn out their welcome with most area residents. “These derelicts should be relocated to somewhere nearer to their supporters and admirers so they can be better cared for and appreciated and, perhaps, less criticized.”

“It’s just too much of a concentration of that stuff in one corner of the municipality.” Sandy Macdougall

Macdougall says condoms and drug paraphernalia are found around the Maple Ridge Baptist Church nearby. Garbage is strewn along sidewalks and streets. “I found them crapping in our exterior stair wells,” he added Tuesday. “It’s just too much of a concentration of that stuff in one corner of the municipality.” The little church across the street from his apartment on 119th Avenue and 222nd Street is also used by sex trade workers, he points out. So instead, Macdougall adds,

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Sandy Macdougall lives downtown and wants the Caring Place to move elsewhere. half seriously and half in jest, that the District of Maple Ridge offer its three acres on Selkirk Avenue and 227th Street as a new location for the Caring Place. Some nice apartments will be built there. “What did we do to deserve this?” he asks. Even the property value of his condo has dropped from the $210,000 he paid a few years ago to about $175,000 now. The housing market has dropped, but not to the extent that is property has declined in value, he says. For realtor Scott Leaf, the Caring Place is hurting all of Maple Ridge. After the commuting concerns, crime is the No. 2 concern people have about moving here, he says. “I don’t know how we could possible see more drug dealing and crime downtown than we currently do,” he said in response to a comment asking what would happen if the shelter wasn’t there. Coun. Bob Masse raised the issue about crime and prostitution on downtown streets with council a few weeks ago. Council responded by asking for a staff report, due this fall. Lately, Masse says he’s seen fewer street workers. A building on McIntosh Avenue also has less of a drug problem, he adds. Masse, who runs a chiropractic business in the downtown, has

been trying to find out why street life seems to have improved, at least temporarily. “Nobody’s saying they’re trying to do anything that’s particularly different.” As for the location of the Caring Place, that’s a non-issue, he says. “They own the building and they’re acting within their zoning. “They’re absolutely entitled to be there.” He pointed out shelters are often found in the downtowns of other cities so people can access the services and other related help. But Masse wants to tone down the rhetoric on the topic. “I definitely think we need to find some solutions, for sure.” Caring Place spokesman Amelia Norrie says it’s not easy finding a location to help people. The Caring Place’s location on Lougheed Highway and 222nd Street, at the entrance to down-

town, “puts us right in the forefront of everybody’s attention. “We’re going to run into NIMBYS (not in my backyard) wherever we go. “There’s no really good place for us to be. We feel being where we are is where we need to be right now.” Because the nature of its services, such as the community meal program, the shelter has to be accessible, she points out. “We are feeding the community’s most vulnerable,” not just the homeless, but the working poor who may have homes but are going through tough times. If the shelter was in Ruskin, how would people get there? she asked. Currently, The Caring Place serves 10,000 meals a month (three meals daily). Most nights, only 40 people are in the shelter, 25 in emergency shelter beds and 15 in transitional housing beds.

Homelessness action week This week salutes the efforts of dozens of people and agencies trying to ensure people have a roof over their heads. Oct. 7 to 13 is Homelessness Action Week and Maple Ridge will host its share of events to commemorate the cause. Tuesday, the Caring Place held a health and wellness clinic, while today a talent contest fundraiser show takes place at The Caring Place, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to the Maple Ridge Has Talent fundraiser is by donation and there will be an evening full of song, dance and community. Prizes will be awarded to funniest, most talented, those who

The shelter opened in 2003 with a 14-bed emergency shelter and five independent transitional housing suites. Norrie says of the 600 people helped each month, 86 per cent are Maple Ridge residents, and that the number of people leaving Maple Ridge for services elsewhere equates to those arriving in Maple Ridge. Those away from their homes are encouraged to go back, after three days, she adds. Anyone known to be involved in crime is barred from The Caring Place, she points out. Although it’s impossible to track everyone, (names are required to get a meal), staff know what’s going on because they regularly talk with police, agencies and outreach workers, Norrie said. “We’re all in communication. We know what’s going on.” She notes though the Caring Place has little contact with sex trade workers. It’s a “sad fact” that the prostitutes don’t use Salvation Army services, “because they don’t need to.” They can usually find themselves a warm place to sleep, which is a bigger problem than the meal program. “That’s a sad, sad part of what’s happening in our community.” She disagrees with the view the shelter is enabling people to continue their lifestyles, pointing out many people with homes going through tough times have to use the shelter. “We don’t necessarily see it as enabling bad behaviour. We see it more as being compassionate and giving people the benefit of grace.” Mayor Ernie Daykin said the topic of relocating the shelter hasn’t come up. “It hasn’t even been discussed.” But he pointed out Langley partnered with the Salvation Army and built a new shelter near Kwantlen university. And Burnaby disperses its social service agencies around the city, though it has the bus service for that. Daykin said he hasn’t heard of any major problems at Maple Ridge Baptist Church.

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A trial for a young man accused of posting to Facebook pornographic photographs taken during a rave in Pitt Meadows remains in limbo as a judge decides whether to bring proceedings to a halt. Provincial court judge Shehni Dossa will rule on whether to declare a mistrial for Dennis John Allen Warrington on Oct. 24. A lawyer for Warrington called for mistrial last week after Crown prosecutor Wendy van Tongeren Harvey asked the court to allow her to set up larger monitors. Warrington faces one count each of possessing and distributing child porn. The larger monitors, with better quality video cards, would be used to show the graphic photographs, which were taken during a party held at a farm on Harris Road, Sept. 10, 2010. Crown believes the larger monitors will display the best image possible and help the alleged victim – who was 16 at the time – to identify herself in the photographs. She viewed the photographs on same, larger monitors when she filed a complaint with police. A larger monitor was set up in court on Friday and Warrington’s lawyer Marvin Stern noticed a marked dif-

ference in the quality of images it displayed. “We can see this very significant difference,” said Stern, as he argued for a judge to bring Warrington’s trial to an end. Stern noted Crown made the application for new monitors on Day 8 of Warrington’s trial, after key witnesses had already testified. He said recalling witnesses would be “extremely cumbersome” at this stage of the trial. “You are dealing with a case that Parliament has dictated a mandatory minimum sentence,” said Stern, referring to changes to the Criminal Code that impose a minimum sentence of six months for possessing or distributing child pornography. Crown, however, reminded the judge that a mistrial must only be considered as a last resort. “The law says that a mistrial should be granted only in the clearest of cases … other remedies should be considered before,” said van Tongeren Harvey. Outside court, van Tongeren Harvey was positive that the judge would rule in her favour. “I’m optimistic,” she said. Crown’s application has effectively stalled the trial for Warrington, who is the only adult still facing charges in connection with the rave. Colton McMorris was charged with sexually assaulting the 16-yearold girl photographed at the rave, but the charge was stayed in February after Crown found the available evidence was unlikely to land a con-

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Skills training ‘our mission’: Dix VICTORIA – My column on skills training a couple of weeks ago gave short shrift to the NDP position: tax the banks and hand out grants for women’s studies, sociology and other worthless pursuits, while skilled jobs go begging. That’s a pretty crude B.C. Views Tom Fletcher caricature, so I sat down with NDP leader Adrian Dix in his legislature office last week to get a better sense of his thinking on the subject. Dix has been devoting a lot of time lately to skills training, in trades particularly. He meets frequently with business people now, and his recent speeches emphasize that every one of them talks about the growing shortage of skilled employees. Dix credits Premier Christy Clark and jobs minister Pat Bell with making some good moves recently, announcing equipment upgrades for vocational programs around the province. He says it’s because the NDP have been “pounding away at them for eight months” about freezing advanced education spending in their March budget. Dix calls that a crucial mistake and predicts the government will reverse it soon. “So I think, if we’re going to have a mission for four years as a government, if we’re elected, this is the mission: to start to address the skills shortage,” he told me. In his speech to the recent municipal convention, and again at an NDP pro-

vincial council meeting, Dix zeroed in on B.C.’s apprenticeship system. Since the B.C. Liberals took it from trade unions and set up a Crown corporation called the Industry Training Authority in 2004, the completion rate for apprentices has fallen to 37 per cent, he said. Dix assured me he isn’t proposing to “blow up” the ITA, or hand control back to unions. They will have “a voice,” along with business. Speaking to the NDP executive, Dix referred to Phil Hochstein, president of the non-union Independent Contractors and Businesses’ Association, as the symbol of trades training decline. Not surprisingly, Hochstein has a different take. The 37 per cent figure is misleading, Hochstein said, because under the ITA there are currently 32,000 apprentices in the system, twice as many as when it was union controlled. Many drop out in the first year, and Alberta claims a better completion rate because they don’t start counting until the second year. And when Dix touts Alberta’s “mandatory” trade system, Hochstein said he means returning to a system where all work is restricted to journeymen or registered apprentices of that trade. “What it does is impose union jurisdiction on the training system of the entire construction industry,” Hochstein said. “So multi-skilling, multi-tasking, organizing the work in the most efficient way is blown out of the water, and it’s stuck in the old craft system of training.” The marketplace has spoken on that restrictive system, he said, and unionized construction is down to about five per cent of the market, based on payroll.

Hochstein said the NDP talks a great game about getting more young people into trades. But when unions have the upper hand, they will always favour seniority. A quota of two apprentices per journeyman means another one can’t be hired. Dix agreed with me that the public school system has over-emphasized university, to the detriment of not just industrial trades but lab techs, chefs and other skilled workers that are in short supply.

Dix agreed with me that the public school system has over-emphasized university, to the detriment of not just industrial trades but lab techs, chefs and other skilled workers that are in short supply. As B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair recently noted, tradesmen themselves often don’t encourage their kids, because they’ve been told all their lives that they are “tool monkeys” in a dead-end job. And would NDP student grants be targeted to need? Dix’s answer was a definite maybe. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and (

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How about a bus ticket back to Vancouver? Editor, The News: Re: Simple solution: move Caring Place elsewhere (Letters, Oct. 5). What to do about the Caring Place? On the one hand, there are those in genuine need who must avail themselves of the auspices which the Caring Place provides. However, on the other hand, there are the ne’er-do-wells and other assorted miscreants who use the Caring Place as a terminus for stealing, drug-dealing and other illegal activities. The latter are the people who should be booted not only from the Caring Place, but also from the municipality. Certainly, the mayor and the rest of council are well aware of the problems created by these people. I think that rather than do anything about it, council members are turning a blind eye, hoping the increasing incidences of theft, vandalism, drug-dealing and assaults will somehow vanish. It doesn’t work that way. The criminal activities originating from the Caring Place are no longer confined to the areas in the immediate vicinity, but are expanding continually into neighbourhoods miles away. People are being robbed in broad daylight, for Pete’s sake. Sooner or later, the mayor and council are going to be forced to deal with this issue. Why not bring forth a motion to the effect that anyone found using the Caring Place for

illegal activities will be immediately arrested and given a bus ticket back to Vancouver? It surely wouldn’t put much pressure on the finances of the district to buy a few bus tickets and it would at least temporarily relieve us of some of the problems this group of people are causing. It’s high time for the mayor and council to act on this problem. George Clarke Maple Ridge

ill. They like their lifestyle, they ride better bikes than I can afford and have no respect for anyone else. I don’t believe we should just accept this and cannot reconcile myself, as Claus Andrup has, that nothing can be done, nothing can be changed.           I think the first step is expressing and respecting each others opinion.   D. Ferguson Maple Ridge

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Editor, The News: Re: So far we have not lived up to high standard (Letters, Oct. 5). Wayne Clark has linked my good name with the comments of Sandy Macdougall and all but accused me of being some kind of Nazi. I find it unfortunate to have to defend myself from this sort of attack.  I have the right to an opinion, which, by the way, did not include calling another human being detritus.   Bottom line is, we all care about our town and we are all frustrated with the situation the Caring Place has fostered, but ranting about barbed wire and tattoos gets us no where. Many of these poor souls need their meds and a bed and three  meals a day and I am deeply ashamed that in our affluent Canadian society our mentally ill are out on the streets. But many of our homeless community members are not mentally

Editor, The News: Re: Simple solution: move Caring Place elsewhere (Letters, Oct. 5). I think Sandy Macdougall’s initial letter comes from a genuine sense of frustration around the overall situation in downtown Maple Ridge. Having lived in the Haney triangle since my family moved to Maple Ridge nine years ago, I would say I have yet to see the downtown core approach the point where it is going to ‘turn the corner’.   I acknowledge the work done by residents, local businesses, the RCMP and city hall. Unfortunately, it just does not feel, and certainly does not look, as if any substantial change is going to manifest in the downtown core for a long while yet.    I wish that were not the case, because this area has nothing but promise.   Residents of this area are caught between service providers that

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don’t reach out to the community in which they operate, and a city hall that lacks any substantial protocols about how the community wants to be engaged.    Downtown is our home and that is something I don’t think either of the aforementioned entities sincerely acknowledge.    In an article on Aug. 30, regarding business development, the mayor is quoted as saying: “I think an important part of the process will be that whole neighborhood engagement”.   Well, I hate to break up the party, but any community/resident engagement regarding service providers operating in the downtown core has been top down, if it happened at all.   It is disingenuous of city hall and the mayor to speak of neighborhood engagement in regards to business development and yet completely wash over the lack of neighborhood engagement, from the perspective of the residents, when it comes to service providers in the downtown core. Tyler Ducharme Maple Ridge

A solution Editor, The News: Re: Simple solution: move Caring Place elsewhere (Letters, Oct. 5). We are spending huge sums of money by refusing to deal with the reality of homelessness. Over the past few decades, our response as a society has been to pro-

vide emergency assistance to deal with the symptoms rather than addressing the fundamental problem – people need safe, affordable homes. A research paper done by Stephen Gaetz and produced by the Canadian Homelessness Network Research Press states that, in 2007, the cost of homelessness was more than $4.5 billion – more than we spend on international development or debt reduction.  One  joke that went around was that the current government was building prisons to deal with the homelessness ‘problem’.    But it isn’t a joke because these costs are growing as the demand on shelters, food banks, emergency medical services, institutional responses and various transitional housing projects seeks to address the symptoms.  In 2008, a study done in B.C. argued that one homeless person costs the system more than $55,000 per year.  That study suggested that if homeless people were provided with adequate housing and supports, the cost would drop to $37,000 per year. Homelessness also leads to increased illness and injury as well as a shorter lifespan.  Estimates are that at least 30 per cent of homeless people suffer from mental illness.  This is just the most recent of many studies that have demonstrated that we need to take a preventative approach rather than merely responding to emergencies.  Bob Goos Maple Ridge

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“This riding’s always been a challenge,” he said. “Our poll numbers are down right now.” But Dalton said his work over the past three years as MLA has allowed him to develop relationships that he hopes will help during the vote. “There’s a lot of flack that we do get, but at the same time, I’ve found it very rewarding, as well. “The economy is really important and I think we

do have a strong track record of good economic management.” Dalton could be taking on either Bob D’Eith or Mike Bocking of the NDP. In the neighbouring riding of Maple RidgePitt Meadows, City of Pitt Meadows Coun. Doug Bing is competing with Terry Becker for the Liberal party nod, after which the winner will take on the NDP’s Elizabeth Rosenau.

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A motorcyclist was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital with serious head injuries after a collision with a truck Saturday in Maple Ridge. The accident happened just before 4 p.m. on Dewdney Trunk Road, west of Cottonwood Drive. “Early investigation revealed that the motorcyclist may have been passing in the oncoming lane,” said Sgt. Dale Somerville, with the Ridge Meadows RCMP traffic section. “At this point in time

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Of the land being considered for development, only around 17.5 hectares (43 acres) are zoned highway commercial. The remaining 33.1 hectares (81 acres) would have to be removed from the provincially protected land reserve. The battle between the city and residents who oppose the plan, however, is becoming increasingly bitter, with Banni and her neighbours accusing the city of ignoring their wishes. Residents who commented on a land use study for the area overwhelmingly supported a concept that set aside 16 hectares (39.5 acres) for farming or other agricultural uses, like a land trust or food processing facility. Banni claims the city is not forwarding information she submitted to agricultural land commission. She and other residents also believe there isn’t enough demand in the city to support another shopping centre. They’ve also asked the city to consider widening Old Dewdney Trunk Road and add a dedicated “farm” lane to help farmers inconvenienced by commuter traffic. “It appears those suggestions have also fallen on deaf ears at city hall,” said Banni, who has been directing her emails to the city’s mayor, Deb Walters. Walters, however, assures residents that the city is not hiding opposition to the exclusion application from the commission. And although opponents might beg to differ, she has listened to their concerns. Walters explained that information received before and up until the public hearing, held in mid-September, was forwarded to the commission, along with the city’s application. Any petitions or docu-

TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, North-East corner entrance, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012 to consider the following bylaw: 1) 2011-136-RZ MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6896-2012 LEGAL: Lot 9, District Lot 277, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 20332 LOCATION: 20724 River Road FROM: RS-1 (One Family Urban Residential) TO: R-1 (Residential District) PURPOSE: To allow for the future subdivision into two single family lots. THE NEWS/files

Residents have proposed widening Old Dewdney Trunk Road rather than building North Lougheed Connector. ments received after the public hearing must be mailed directly to the commission. “You know what the sad thing is, and it’s frustrating for me, is that people think you don’t listen because you dis-

agree with them,” said Walters, adding that councillors have been receiving feedback from other residents who support the application, including farmers. Council, however, is not unanimous in its

support of the application. Walters and councillors Doug Bing, Gwen O’Connell and Tracy Miyashita voted in favour of it, while councillors Bruce Bell, Janis Elkerton and Dave Murray do not support it.

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ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected by this bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained in the bylaw or by making a written submission to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services or by sending an e-mail to the Clerk’s Department at, by 4:00 p.m., October 16, 2012. All written submissions and e-mails will become part of the public record.

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Support the “Maple Ridge Has Talent” fundraiser at The Caring Place on Wednesday, October 10 at 7 pm. Admission by Donation. Donations benefit The Caring Place Meal Program. Anyone wishing to participate, or who would like more information, can call the Alouette Home Start Society Outreach Team at 604-616-4784 ext. 112.

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If you want to live near the forest in a new subdivision, you’ll likely have to dig a bit deeper into your pockets in the future. A new wildfire development permit area plan under consideration by Maple Ridge will require higher standards for developers who build next to the wild areas. If council approves the wildfire permit areas later this year, some homes in new subdivisions will have to have 10-metre buffer areas separating their back walls from a forest, while builders and developers will have to hire a forester when they make their landscaping plans. Homes right on the forest edge could be required to have roof and siding sprinklers that can be activated to keep a house safe during risky times. Environmental planner

Rod Stott said Wednesday it’s worth protecting the trees, which provide many benefits to cities such as cooling the air and serving as conduits to circulate moisture in the ground. The wildfire development permit area will only apply to new projects proposed after the plan comes into place, not existing neighbourhoods. However, someone renovating or modifying their house would have to follow wildfire plan requirements. The requirements offer benefits both ways, Stott pointed out, noting they also protect the forest from fires that originate within buildings. The areas proposed to have wildfire development permit areas include Thornhill and the area east of 280th Street in east Maple Ridge. New developments in the mountainous areas north of 132nd Avenue would also have to have a wildfire development permit.

According to a Maple Ridge Fire Department presentation to a builder’s form last month, 60 per cent of Maple Ridge either lies within or next to the forest. It cites two major recent incidents where wildfires devastated towns, in Slave Lake, Alta. in 2011, when 374 properties were destroyed, and in Kelowna in 2003, when 239 properties were levelled. Total cost for both blazes was estimated at $2 billion. Some requirements of the wildfire permit area would include use of fireresistent and fire-smart landscaping, including the absence of bark mulch and wood debris near homes. Non-combustible fences or lattices near homes, use of cement board or Hardie board, metal, stone, brick or stucco exterior siding, rather than vinyl, while roofs would be either treated cedar, or fibre glass/asphalt shingles or concrete or

clay tiles. Fire chief Peter Grootendorst later noted that Hardie board or concrete board only would be required on homes that directly face the forest, on the one side that faces the bush. Another option, would be to have sprinklers one that side of the house. He pointed out the area plan is still in draft form and more consultation will take place before council gets a report. In the Lower Mainland, only the District of North Vancouver has completed such an wildfire development permit area. Kelowna and Langford, on Vancouver Island, have similar plans. The wildfire development permit area is one of the recommendations in Maple Ridge’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan approved five years ago. It’s a matter of learning from other area cities, such as Kelowna, say Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin.

Drop. Cover. Hold On. And maybe hope. If you can remember at least those first three words and practise them if or when the time comes, you’ll have a better chance of surviving the big earthquake that

will hit the Lower Mainland at some point. To reinforce the message, Maple Ridge district is joining with the rest of the province in the Great British Columbia Shakeout, Thursday, Oct. 18. The time for the drill

is exactly 10:18 a.m. when millions of people around the world will be doing the same thing to prepare for an earthquake. They’ll be dropping to the ground, taking cover under table or desk and holding on for

a minute. “The exercise is pretty straightforward. The goal is to teach everyone to ‘Drop, Cover and Hold On’ during an earthquake,” said Mayor Ernie Daykin. He added the district is trying to get out the latest information about preparing for a quake. One simple task can be just looking around your home or office and ensuring there are no dangers from falling items. Daykin said the district also is trying to encourage people get a 72-hour survival kit and has asked local home improvement stores to display items that would go into those kits. “Families need to be self sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours,” said Barbara Morgan, Maple Ridge’s emergency social services director. People also should have a “grab and go” kit. • Businesses can register for the drill at the ShakeOut BC website:

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toltze Manufacturing Co. is mostly forgotten today, but at one time its mill at the Stave River – where the trailer park is today – was the largest shingle mill in British Columbia. Although the company carried the Stoltze name, the president Looking Back of the company was a James Sobey, born in Fred Braches England and raised in Nova Scotia. In the late 1890s, Sobey and some partners started a shingle mill with the name Sobey Manufacturing Co. at Ballard, now part of Seattle, and another one at Granite Falls, Washington. Two Stoltze brothers worked at Sobey’s Granite Falls plant. Henry Stoltze was foreman of the mill and Arthur Stoltze was “knot sawyer.” Around 1910, Sobey sold his share in the Granite Falls enterprise and planned the opening of a mill at Ruskin in partnership

with Henry Stoltze. The new company was called Stoltze Manufacturing Co. James Flaherty, Henry’s brother-in-law, who had also been working for Sobey at Granite Falls, went to Ruskin in the summer of 1912 to build the shingle mill. The beginning of production in 1913 happened to coincide with a slump in the building industry in Vancouver, but access to the American market assured that the Ruskin mill worked to its full capacity. A new dry kiln was even added to the Ruskin mill “to meet the increase in demand.” James Sobey, president of Stoltze Manufacturing Co., was a silent partner, while Henry A. Stoltze, as managing director, took care of the company’s business from an office in Vancouver. Arthur H. Stoltze, his brother, managed bolt cutting on a big scale at Stave Falls, and James Flaherty was in charge of the entire operation in Ruskin. To secure an ample supply of cedar, Stoltze first acquired 1,000 acres of standing timber at an unknown location in the Stave area and, in addition, bought “large quantities” of cedar from Abernethy-Lougheed when A&L won the contract for 8,000 acres of timber at Stave Lake in 1914.

The Pacific Coast Lumberman of July 1919 reports: “About 250 men are employed in [Stoltze’s] limits and the average daily input in bolts is 135 cords.” Stoltze had mile-long flumes to take the shingle bolts down to Stave Lake. A spillway at the dam took the bolts down to the river below to float to the mill. In 1923, only Stoltze (400,000) and Fraser Mills (350,000) produced more shingles per day than the next best mill (200,000). Stoltze was then a very successful company. The Stoltzes and the Flahertys were closeknit families as is evident from entries in the “Ruskin Notes,” the social column of the Weekly Gazette, telling about their frequently visiting each other in Vancouver or Ruskin. Their “motoring” included trips to the United States, calling on  family and friends. The most spectacular trip recalled was one undertaken in 1923 by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stoltze, who “motored” to California and Mexico and back, mostly camping on the way. In 1926, with access to cedar reduced in the Stave Lake area, Stoltze purchased

extensive timber berths on Blue Mountain along Dewdney Trunk Road. As the operation at Stave Lake diminished, Arthur Stoltze’s position became redundant. He moved away from Ruskin and later joined his son Virgil in logging operations at Harrison Lake, Squamish, and on Vancouver Island. The following year, 1927, James Flaherty retired, and a son of managing director Henry Stoltze took over the supervision of a now very reduced operation at Ruskin. Not much later, the two original partners died: first James Sobey at Ballard in 1930, and a year later Henry Stoltze in Vancouver. By then, Stoltze Manufacturing Co. was only a minor shingle producer, struggling for survival. Henry’s son remained in charge of the mill at Ruskin until 1936, when it changed its name and management. Stoltze’s production depended on a Japanese workforce both in the woods and in the mill, and it stopped operating in the early 1940s after the internment of the Japanese and the departure of many of their white substitutes to the war. In the following years, the mill and the achievements of the Stoltzes started slipping away from memory.   Fred Braches is a local historian who lives in Whonnock.

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Why can’t some senior citizens stay fit? Regardless of our age, we’ve all heard annoying phrases like “eat healthy” and “make sure you exercise regularly.” So if it’s not a lack of health consciousness that’s preventing some of us from getting up and moving around, then what is it? There are many factors that influence our health, but I believe that for citizens of elderly age there is a strong lack of selfawareness that demoralizes the will to try to lead a healthy lifestyle. That is, many seniors disregard their significant contribution to society and especially their potential in sharing knowledge to the younger generations. Without the feeling of being needed or seeing value in oneself, one may not see a reason to try and live a healthy lifestyle. To each senior out there, let me illuminate on why you are still obligated to live with good health and happiness by sharing a bit on how a senior in my life, my grandmother, changed my life for the better. In doing so, I hope to spark a sense of desire in you to stay active and take better care

of yourself. Before I met my grandmother, I was ignorant for my age. I barely knew anything about my family history and the hardships endured by people of the past. I didn’t know how fortunate I was. That all changed after living with my grandmother. My grandmother’s proper guidance helped shape me into a better human being. I gained greater understanding of my culture, religion and the diversity present within this world. This in turn opened my mind to wider horizons and showed me how similar humanity is on so many levels. By having someone wiser in the house at an early age, the seeds that would grow to help give me a stronger foundation in ethics and academics were planted within me. I had an eyewitness sharing detailed stories from a different time and a completely different lifestyle. I learned that there is more to life than video games and Pokémon cards (an addicting card game for children of my time) and that if I wanted to have a prosperous future I needed to invest in myself by loving what I study. My grandmother’s nursing inspired me to seek and gain knowledge in any field that will not only allow me to help my-

self, but to also help everyone around me. This is just a snippet of how my grandmother has changed my life for the better. Now, not every senior out there is a grandparent. Or maybe your grandchildren have other things to do or are all grown up and busy with their own lives. Regardless of the circumstance, each senior out there still has some sort of job to do on this planet. My grandmother’s job was to help direct me into the right path throughout my childhood. The job may be different for each senior. It’s your duty to find this job and make sure that you complete it. The elderly built this world and we need people with long-term experience on this planet to share their wisdom so that we can create a stronger future for the younger generations. We can’t learn everything out there from a textbook or the Internet. So to all the seniors, please get active, take better care of yourselves, and start realizing how important you are to so many people. This world still needs you. Aurash Yazdgerdian is a longtime Maple Ridge resident and science student at UBC.

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Ridge actors in Christmas comedy A pageant spins out of control in the Southern farce Christmas Belles


church Christmas pageant spins comically out of control in Christmas Belles, a southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. It’s Christmas-time in the small fictional town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye – are not exactly in a festive mood. But “the show must go on,” and despite a cast and crew made up of town folk who create problem after problem, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is chronicled in Christmas Belles, which features a husband and wife duo from Maple Ridge. Actress Judith Betzler plays Frankie Futrelle Dubberly, one of the sisters, and her husband Brian Johnston plays John Curtis. “It’s always so exciting working on a new piece, and a comedy is always a hit” says director Angela Bell. “When I choose a play, I specifically have the audience in mind. I’ve been doing this long enough to know what they like. They enjoy a fun evening out – and that’s exactly what we have put together for them.” Bell is well known to Langley audiences as the reservations person and past president of the Langley Players and also starred in several Emerald Pig Theatrical Society productions, including A Particular Class of Women. See Belles, p20

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Christmas Belles features two actors from Maple Ridge – Judith Beltzer as Frankie Futrelle Dubberly, one of the feuding Futrelle sisters, and Beltzer’s husband, Brian Johnston, who plays John Curtis, the sheriff.

Group of 9 artists ready for annual show It’s the seventh anniversary for Colour Impact A common love of art brought the Group of Nine together. For the past seven years, the women have been meeting once a month to critique each others’ latest paintings. “By critiquing each others work, new depths are found in each work of art,” says Group of Nine artist Florence Nicholson. “What one artist may miss another will see.” All nine artists are now best friends, who complement each others style. Each year, the group holds a two-day sale to share the results of members’ work with friends, neighbours and art lovers. Nicholson says there are nine different styles and nine different personalities dedicated to impacting the com-

Group of Nine artist Joyce Campbell with painting displayed during their 2009 show. The annual event takes place on the weekend at St. George’s Anglican Church in Maple Ridge. Other members of the group include Jean Abbott, Margaret Bale, Betty Coy, Shirley Felgner, Suzette Fram, Jane Duford Johnston, Florence Nicholson and Jo-Anne Lewis. Contributed

munity with colourful works of art. It’s why their annual show is called Colour Impact. Besides Nicholson, the group includes Jean Abbott, Margaret Bale, Joyce Campbell, Betty Coy, Shirley Felgner, Suzette Fram, Jane Duford Johnston and Jo-Anne Lewis. All are members of the Garibaldi Art Club, several belong to the Federation of Canadian Artists, and several are award-winning artists. Last year’s the artists chose to interpret an image of a flower – a fuchsia, photographed by the husband of one of the artists.

Showtime Colour Impact is at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge on the weekend of Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Troupe had U.S. visa problems The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council is extremely disappointed to announce the cancellation of The Golden Dragon Acrobats “Cirque Zíva” performance in January. Due to complications with international travel Visa extensions and American immigration for these foreign touring artists, the four Canadian tour dates in their North American tour will not be taking place. ACT communications

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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. Join us for a pre-show talk with Axis Theatre Artistic Director Wayne Specht at 6:45 p.m. 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 Vienna Boys Choir October 20 – 8:00 p.m. Twenty-four of the world’s youngest voices in one of the world’s oldest musical traditions. Lobby Nights @ The ACT SFU Philosopher’s Café Oct 11 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Golden Ears Writers Oct 16 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Dance With Robyn Picard Nov 2 – 7:00 p.m. $13 lesson & dance, $10 dance only

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This time around, Bell is joined by co-director Cindy Peterson. The two are extremely proud of every one of the cast and crew who have worked together to put the show on. “Watching these dedicated and talented actors bring this dysfunctional but loving family to life before our eyes has been a treat. It may be illegal to laugh as much as we have,” said Peterson. “I have so enjoyed collaborating with Angela

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Showtime Christmas Belles runs Thursdays to Sundays from Oct. 18 to Nov. 17 at the Langley Playhouse, 4307 200th Street in Brookswood. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. All tickets are $15. For reservations, call 604-534-7469, or email reservations@ Visit for more information.

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Employment Services Centre Helping British Columbians find and keep a job. Unemployed? Looking for work? We can assist. It’s now easier than ever to get the training and support you need to find and keep a job in BC. • Job search resources • Personal employment planning • Workshops and training • Specialized services Contact us for more information: Maple Ridge Employment Services Centre 170-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge V2X 5Z6 Telephone: 604-466-4600

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ommunity Calendar lists events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Notices are free to local non-profit groups courtesy of The News. Drop off details to 22328 119 Ave., fax to 604-463-4741 or e-mail newsroom@mapleridgenews. com at least a week before the event. Include a contact name and number. (No submissions by phone.) Listings appear as space permits. For guaranteed publication, ask our classified department at 604-467-1122 about non-profit rates. Wednesday, Oct. 10 • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Parkinson’s support group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Senior Centre. This meeting is open to all persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. For more information please contact Peta Purdy at 604-4631332, or email

• The Maple Ridge Public Library is hosting Finances for Newcomers at 3:30 p.m. If you are new to Canada, join Jeffry Frison of Edward Jones to learn the financial basics you’ll need to get by in your new country. Topics include borrowing, debt, budgeting, investment, insurance and planning for retirement. For more info, call 604-467-7417. • The Maple Ridge Public Library presents a BiblioCommons workshop at 7 p.m. Learn about the best tips and tricks of our new online catalogue. Find out how to write reviews, summaries and how to connect with other library users in this fun new social media platform. For more information, please call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417. • The Golden Ears Gogos holds its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fraser Room in Maple Ridge

Library. The Golden Ears Gogos raises awareness and money for African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS by supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. New members are welcome. Thursday, Oct. 11 • The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Chapter of HUB: Your Cycling Connection, meets in the Maple Ridge Library, Greenside room from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. The group would like to see cycling in our communities become a mainstream mode of transportation for everyone. For more information, email Jackie at or go to • The SFU Philosophers’ Cafe meets at the Art Centre and Theatre at 7 p.m., ll944 Haney Place. This month’s topic: “Philosophy and Religion: How

are they similar and how do they differ?” Moderator is Larry Green. • The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie Community Network monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in the Fraser Room of the Maple Ridge Library. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month (except for July and August). All are welcome to attend. Friday, Oct. 12 • Golden Harvet comes to the ACT in Maple Ridge from 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate our local bounty as top chefs turn local produce into mouth watering creations in an elegant, cocktail party setting. Tickets available at the ACT and at the Haney Farmers’ Market for $25 each. For more information, contact Leanne Koehn at 604-868-2601, or visit MRGoldenHarvest a k f o r th

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The Pitt Meadows Marauders varsity football team struggled with injuries Saturday as they fell 47-14 to the 2011 AA provincial champion Mission Roadrunners on the road. The Marauders got deep into Mission territory early, but injuries to quarterback and strong safety Joe Schuster, wide receiver Anthony Gagnon, and defensive linemen Tanner Hartley and Colton Davies soon took their toll. “We were in the game for the first quarter, but thats what happens when you have that many kids playing injured,” said head coach Matt Todd. “Thankfully none of them were too serious, so we should have a full lineup this week.” Schuster injured his leg after a hard tackle early in the game. While Schuster stayed in at pivot, he sat out defensive plays at strong safety. “He played through it, but all he could do was stay in the pocket, and hand off the ball” said Todd. While Schuster struggled to stay mobile, the Marauders’ running backs had no such problems. Kyle Heiling led the Pitt offense with 100 yards of rushing and a touchdown, while Brandon Stewart ran for 40 yards and a touchdown. Stewart also had seven tackles of defence, while linebacker Ben Zabierek had two fumble recoveries and three tackles.

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Pitt Meadows Marauders running back Kyle Heiling sheds tackles en route to a touchdown during Saturday’s game against the Mission Roadrunners. Pitt Meadows lost 47-14 in its first conference game of the season.

The West Coast Auto Group FC U-11 Strikers finished second at the Metro Ford Thanksgiving tournament in Coquitlam last weekend. The Strikers went undefeated in round robin play at the tournament before losing 1-0 to the Central City Elite Breakers of Surrey in the tournament’s U-11 Select B championship game. Goalie Madison Nakonechny came up with some big saves during preliminary games, while strong defensive play from Maya Campfield, Sydney Pain and Cassidy Macpherson made the Strikers hard to score against. Hannah Gjaltema, Alyssa Green. Isabella Muzzolini and Jade Lenton led the team in scoring throughout the tournament. Scoring was set up by strong midfield play from Gunai Eminova and Kaitlyn Blais.

Junior b Flames net second win of season with victory over port Moody by Ro b er t M a n g e ls d or f staff reporter

The Ridge Meadows Flames junior B hockey club regrouped after getting mauled 6-1 by the North Vancouver Wolf Pack on home ice Friday night to register a 5-3 victory on the road Saturday against the Port Moody Panthers for their second win of the season. The Flames led from the outset, as Matt Bissett scored at 7:27 of the first period to give the Flames a 1-0 lead. Defenceman Nick Coltura scored his first goal of the season to put the ahead by two before the end of the opening frame.

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Marco Ballarin scored five minutes into the second period to give the Flames a three-goal lead. Port Moody got on the board at the 13:36 mark of the middle frame, however Ballarin’s second goal of the night restored the Flames’ three-goal lead heading into the third period. Both teams combined for three goals in under two minutes early in the third period. Port Moody scored five minutes in, with Ridge Meadows’ forward Jared Virtanen scored his first goal of the season 20 seconds later, before the Panthers scored their third of the night to draw within two goals. But that was as close as the Panthers would get, as the Flames were able hold off Port Moody’s comeback attempts.

Flames goalie Wesley McLeod saved 29 of 32 shots fired his way, while the Flames had 47 shots on Port Moody goalie Zachary Station. Ballarin led the Flames’ scorers with two goals, earning himself first star honours. Alexander Smith registered a pair of assists, while Nicholas Beck, Jacob Tyler, Bradley Wardner, Trevor Sutton, Sean Pesut, and Reece Rivard each has single assists. The Flames are now one point out of the Pacific Junior Hockey League with five points after eight games this season. The win Saturday night was just the Flames’ second of the season, and a much more spirited effort than fans witnessed Friday night. The Flames lost 6-1 to the visiting Wolf Pack

at home on Friday, as the Flames’ two goalies combined for just 14 saves. Back up goalie RJ Bruni got the start Friday, only to allow three goals on six shots. McLeod took over in net late in the first period, stopping 11 of 14 shots he faced in 45 minutes of action. Former Flame Jordan Hospes fared much better in net, as the Wolf Pack’s starting goalie stopped 19 of 20 shots he faced. Matt Bissett had the only goal for the Flames. The Flames return home this Friday to host the Harold Brittain Conference-leading Abbotsford Pilots at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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Homelessness in focus Community Response

The community of Maple Ridge Pitt-Meadows-Katzie has been working to find solutions to the growing numbers of homeless and people at risk of homelessness since 1999. The Caring Place, Iron Horse Youth Safe House, AHSS Community Outreach and Alouette Heights Supportive Housing all grew out the work of the District of Maple Ridge Council, the Social Planning Advisory Committee, a Community Network of more than 35 local service providers and organizations, and a huge swell of support from the whole community. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie should be proud: this community works together, shares in solutions, and will continue to work, to improve the lives of its members. Members of the community who wish to be involved in issues of housing and homelessness and participate in planning future community projects and interventions are invited to join the community Housing Table, a Task Group of Community Network ( For more information about joining the Housing Table, contact Darrell Pilgrim,

Community Outreach and Advocacy There are a number of Community Outreach Workers and Advocates that connect people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness to housing, income assistance and community-based support. They undertake a wide range of support activities: • Address immediate physical and safety needs, such as food, warm clothing, a place to stay, and access to health care • Build connections and relationships with clients, and work in partnership with them to determine what supports and interventions they need and welcome • Connect people with housing and income support, including making and accompanying them to appointments and helping with paperwork and negotiating bureaucratic red tape • Provide links to other support services, such as interventions and supports to address addiction and mental health challenges, life skills training, personal health, household and financial management, etc.

Poverty and Food Security Poverty is the leading cause of homelessness. A lack of affordable housing in this community means that people need to spend a large portion of their income on housing. Housing is considered affordable if it costs onethird or less of a person’s gross income. Often, in order to stay housed, people find it difficult to pay for basic necessities, like food. The Community Meal Program at The Caring Place serves more than 10,000 meals a month, and sends 110 lunches a day to school children in the community. Many who access the Program are not homeless, but need the support to stay housed. 604-463-8296, (in partnership with Maple RidgePitt Meadows Community Service and the Friends in Need Food Bank). The Friends in Need Food Bank currently serves 5,600 registered clients, 1,700 of which are children under 12. There is a location in Maple Ridge and a sister depot in Pitt Meadows. The food bank provides food to individuals, families and seven different organizations in the community. 604-466-3663. Golden Ears FEAST (Food Education & Action Strategy Table) is a community collaboration made up of individuals and groups that have a stake in our local food system: They engage in: • Planning for FOOD FOR ALL • Ensuring that all community members have access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food which is grown in a sustainable way. • Celebrating food from “Seed to Plate”. For more information contact Candace Gordon:

The Caring Place has three dedicated Community Advocates who work tirelessly with people who come to the shelter to connect them to the support that they need in the community. 604-463-8296 Alouette Home Start Society’s Community Outreach Workers go into the community to find and support the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Presently this team consists of two full-time and two part-time Outreach workers. Anyone needing support or who would like to refer someone needing support can phone AHSS Community Outreach at 604-616-4784. The Canadian Mental Health Association has two Outreach Workers in Maple Ridge who work closely with the AHSS team. Their focus is on follow-up and support that is more ongoing, where the AHSS team focuses on more immediate needs and challenges. 604-516-8080, Community Outreach and Advocacy Workers refer their clients to a whole host of local community partners and services. Providing needed support and resources is a truly collaborative undertaking in this community!


The Caring Place, run by The Salvation Army, has a 25-bed emergency shelter for men, women and families year around, and provides shelter for an additional 15 people during Cold Wet Weather Season. 604-463-8296, Iron Horse Youth Safe House, run by the Alouette Home Start Society, is a shelter for youth ages 13 to 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Youth can stay up to 30 days. This 5-bed house is almost always full. Staff members help each young person make plans, form goals and connect to support services in the community. 604-466-2665.

Housing The Genesis Program at The Caring Place provides 15 Transitional Housing Beds. Genesis is a co-ed residential program for those who want a safe, secure and supportive living environment until they are ready to step out on their own. It helps bridge the gap between staying in a shelter or in treatment facility and independent living. 604-463-8296, Alouette Heights Supportive Housing, operated by the Alouette Home Start Society, is currently under construction at 222nd and Brown. Due to open its doors in Spring/Summer, 2012, it will provide 45 units of housing for low-income tenants who may require extra support

to remain housed. Tenants will be selected from referrals made by our partnering service/support agencies in this community, and priority will be given to Maple Ridge singles. Prospective tenants will need to meet the criteria to qualify to register on the BC Housing Supportive Housing Registry ( Housing/SHR). Tenants will enter both a limited lease agreement with a crime-free clause and a program contract. They will live independently, paying 1/3 of their income as rent. They will also be responsible for paying the remainder of their living expenses. The housing development will have support staff on site 24 hours a day, seven days a

week. Community agencies and organizations will also be responsible for providing support to the tenants to help achieve housing stability. The Alouette Home Start Society is committed to the goal of ensuring that this project is an asset to the community and to listen to the voice of the community. Neighbours and interested individuals who may wish to participate on a Community Advisory Committee are invited to contact Stephanie Ediger, Executive Director of AHSS at 604-466-2665, See for more details. - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -- 25

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Janie Green, 12, who has been skating since she was two years old, practised one of the six phases of the speed skating stride, known as “the push phase”, during a trial session for the Ridge Meadows Racers at Planet Ice Saturday morning. For more information about the local speed skating club, visit www.

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Maggie Coles-Lyster, 13, of Maple Ridge led the charge to the top of the podium for her Local Ride/ Dr. Vie Superfoods+ teammates in the B.C. Cup Cyclocross race held at Vancouver’s historic Vanier Park on Sept. 30. “I had so much fun out there,” said Coles-Lyster, who passed the entire junior boys’ field in addition to all of her female competitors. “I just love racing cyclocross and it’s so cool to be able to do it in such an amazing location.” After handily winning the junior race, Coles-Lyster loaned her women’s specific Giant cyclocross bike to elite category teammate, Sandra Walter, who went on to score the victory in her competition. “It was a great battle out there with Jean Ann [Berkenpas of Maple Ridge]. I really didn’t expect to win, but I felt strong. I’m super proud of my teammate, Steph [Roorda of Vancouver], finishing third. This is her first season of cyclo-cross. She’s doing great,” said Walter. “And I’d like to thank Maggie for letting me borrow her bike. I will need to get my own now!” “Our squad is one of the province’s most recognized cycling teams out there,” said Team Manager and Local Ride Bike Shop owner Barry Lyster, who is organizing a Halloween-themed cyclocross race, the sixth annual Pumpkin Cross, in Maple Ridge, on Oct. 28. The team’s next race is the B.C. Cyclocross Championship to be held in North Vancouver on Oct. 21.


Soccer moms wanted The West Coast Auto Group FC is proud to offer a Beginner Soccer Mom Program for anyone wanting to learn the game or brush up on skills. The indoor sessions run for one hour on Monday nights for six weeks. Current session runs until Nov. 5, with upcoming sessions running Nov. 12 to Dec. 17, and Jan. 14 to Feb. 25.  Sessions run from 5 to 6 p.m., or 6 to 7 p.m. To register, visit and choose the “Adult Programs Offered” tab, or for more info contact Susan Carr 604-467-8447.

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It is with sadness we announce the death of Bud (Ronald Allan) Pratt, who passed away peacefully in the early hours of October 4, 2012 at the McKenney Creek Hospice in Maple Ridge with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife Claire, to whom he was married for over 52 years. Also mourning his loss is his three children and their families: Laura & Mick (Natalie, Erin), Janice & Terry (Kurtis, Kelsey), and John & Rae-Ella (Madison, Felicia). Bud served in the Armed Forces, and was stationed overseas and across Canada. He has lived in Maple Ridge for the last 40 years, where he has been active in the golfing community, been a long time member of the Canadian Legion, and is well remembered for his generous spirit of volunteering. Special thanks to Dr. Dennis Chapman at Ridge Meadows Hospital and the McKenney Creek Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family request you consider a donation of blood to the Canadian Blood Services 4750 Oak St Vancouver, or donation to the McKenney Creek Hospice. Funeral Mass will be held at St Luke’s Parish 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge, on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11:00am with a reception to follow at the Maple Ridge Legion #88. Condolences may be sent to


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CARRIERS NEEDED The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows 40000042 - 232 St (11710 - 11970 townhouses) 40000045 - 106 Ave, 107 Ave, 238 St, 238A St, 239 St, 240 St, McLure Ave, Zeron Ave 40000067 - 104 Ave, 239 St, Slatford Pl, Zeron Ave 40100109 - 113Ave, 230 St, Gillis Pl, Harrison St, Lougheed Hwy, Olund Cres, Telosky Ave 40100113 - 221 St, Carshill St, Cliff Ave, Cliff Pl 40210211 - 125B Ave, 127 Ave, 127 Pl, 228 St. 40330329 - Eltham St, Lorne Ave, Melville St, Ospring St, Princess St, Wanstead St 40330336 - 119A Ave, Bruce Ave, Bruce Pl, Dunn Ave, Sentinel St, West St 40320353 - Thornton Ave, Laity St, Hardy St, Douglas Ave 40400432 - 138A Ave, 139 Ave, 139A Ave, 229 Lane, 229 St, 229B St, 230 St, Docksteader Loop 41011029 - Barnstonview Rd, Bishops Reach, Fraser Way (townhouses) 41011034 - Barnstonview Rd, Bay Mill Rd, Fraser Way (townhouses), Hoffman Way, Sawyers Rd, Shinglebolt Cres.

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.

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BURGER KING. Looking for responsible employees, Full & Part Time. Apply at: 20290 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge. Email:

TWO FULL TIME POSITIONS available immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. “Dispatch/coordinator” - Applicant must possess automotive mechanical knowledgestrong work ethic, organizational skills and can multi task. “Journeyman Technician” - Applicant must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Both applicants must be able to produce in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage and benefit package. Email



Concrete Prep. Place & Finishing (Fort McMurray) Well established concrete company currently looking to hire EXPERIENCED Concrete Prep Place, Finish & Forming Journeyman that are self motivated, energetic able to operate new Bobcat and equipment. Drivers license abstract requested. Residential & large commercial projects. Min 5 years experience. (if you have a drinking/drug dependency please do not waste our time) email:






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RAFFLES Logistics based in Port Coquitlam is hiring Long haul truck Drivers. Applicants must have 1 year experience. Drive as 2 man team. Travel for extended period and travel into USA. Salary is $23/hr. Fax resume to 604-4648848. RAFFLES Transportation Group based in Port Coquitlam, BC is hiring Tire Repairers and Installers. Experience in Heavy Vehicle tire repairing, installation. Wage is $17/hr. Fax CV to : 604-288-2877.




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NORTHERN ALBERTA clearing contractor seeks experienced Buncher and Skidder Operators for work in Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided; Fax 780-488-3002.



135 INCOME OPPORTUNITY EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Other Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed.


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AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance


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CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 DALMATIANS, 2M, born july 9, ckc reg., shots, dewormed, $1000-$1500 obo. (604)793-5130, (604)723-2232 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, born June 22, taken out on leash, 1M 1F (604)826-6311 YORKIE PUPS. P/B no papers. 2nd shots, vet checked, female, born June 20 $700. 604-702-8338 Chwk



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5 ACRE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IN MAPLE RIDGE potential 26 building lots reduced by $100,000 to $1,288,800. Vendor will finance. 2 Houses, $2400/mo. Call Byron 604-761-6935

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New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $77,900. *14x70 Full gyproc single wide - loaded $66,900. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.


SURREY: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout and new roof. $549,000. 604-575-5555.


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BUY LAND IN BELIZE - English Commonwealth country in Central America. Caribbean Jungle lots - 3 miles from sea - Starting at $11,000. All types available. For information call Patrick Snyder (778403-1365.)

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

GREAT LOCATION P.Meadows Solaris Towers -under 2 yrs! *1 bdrm +den $1100. *3 bdrm $1600. *3bdr +den $1675. 5 Appls. Near WCE, shops, parks, schls. Ref’s req’d, NS/NP.

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BRENTWOOD Apartments

Pitt Meadows

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

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Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping. Sandy 604 945 5864

Coquitlam Center Co-op Refurbised 3 bdrm apt. Available immediately Cls to transit, shops & schools $1100/mo. No subsidy. Or phone 604 945 5864 Coquitlam Princess Cres 996 sf 2 bdrm 2 bath 5min to bus nr schl/college. Nov 1. $1195. 604-941-3259

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

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


MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 1 bdrm apt, $750/mo incl heat, h/w, N/P. Avail Nov. 1. Call 604-476-6683.

WHONNOCK 3 bdrm. house, 5 appl., lge. deck. N/S N/P. Nov. 1. $1050 mo. (604)462-1005



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MAPLE RIDGE ~ Albion 2 x 1 bedroom in very nice house with bathroom, share kitchen, family rm. avail immed $500. (778)316-8900





NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of NORMAN JENNINGS SANDBERG, formerly of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Deceased, who died on August 10, 2012, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at the address shown below, on or before the 15th day of November, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received.

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 VW JETTA, 4 door, p/b, p/w, sunroof, a/c, cruise, heated seats, etc. Mech. good, clean inside. Must be seen. $5,499. 604-746-7559

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938 PITT MEADOWS, Ford & Harris, 3 Bdrm T/H. Quiet family complex, rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-465-4851

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1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, flat screen TV, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Incl. hitch. $7,000. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove



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2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.


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2 Bdrm corner suite $895 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT


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MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm, 2 bath share w/d, nr schools, fen yard avail immed $900/mo (604)339-1736

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MAPLE RIDGE - Bright above ground spacious 1 bdrm with great view. Private entrance, covered patio includes utilities, cable, w/d, parking, n/s, n/p $800 month 604220-3288

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

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NEW WEST 621 Colburne; asap or or Oct 1, quiet & clean 1 bdrm, 1 blk to Queens Park & Canada Games pool. No pets, $725. 604-454-4540

Barristers & Solicitors 22311 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2Z2 Attn: Laurence W. Anderson

Sell your Car!

2002 Audi A4 1.8T-F/load, Silver Low kms, Great cond., Std. trans., $8000 neg. 604-761-9737


Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen/bath/living Quiet older N/S hse. $400 604.941.2959




Haney Motor Hotel

Call 604-467-3944



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

Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments


Maple Ridge: (Central) Large 3 bdrm, 1.5 ba, 5 appl., mtn vw, quiet nghbr, cls to schls/trans, fncd/b/yrd, ns/np, refs. Oct. 15/Nov. 1st. $1195/mo +% utils. 604-944-9014.






Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage


Port Moody - Glenayre 1 bdrm. can furnish, cls. to transit, n/s, $600 Now. 604.941.2959 / 778.883.0265


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


Avail immed $900 incl utils




Brand new 1 Bedroom, own laundry, brand new appl’s, patio, Private n/s, n/p 604-575-5555


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

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

Maple Ridge 1 Bdrm $550/mo 2 Bdrm $625/mo incl’s hot water Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm)

MAPLE RIDGE. 2 bdrm house with den. Near amenits. Fenced yard, cement patio, dble. garage. 4 appls, N/S. N/P. $1200/mo. Avail Nov. 1. Call 604-438-0329 after 6 p.m.

MAPLE RIDGE Haney’s Landing. 2 bdrm condo, inste laund, N/S, avail Nov 1st, $1100 . 604-329-2239.


MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St


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

22423 121 Ave 604-467-4894

Under new management Large 2 bds. Available, incl heat, hot water. Close to transit. Call 778-788-1845

2 bdrm $900/mo - No pets Avail Oct. 1st - Ref’s req’d


COMO LAKE, Coquitlam: 3 Bdrm house, 2 baths, big yard. Nr transit. Avail now. Call: (604)939-3570



Maple Ridge ~ Balsam Creek

MAPLE RIDGE Ctrl 2 bdrm, full bath, carport, Xstorage, own w/d, np,ns, Nov 1 $950 (604)808-6874


Glenwood Manor Apartments





Maple Ridge

Bright 2 bdrm apt.




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Call 604.575-5555 - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -- 31

A super new way to drive. The deals are simply heroic!

It's the Grand Opening of Super Dave's Maple Ridge Hyundai!

TAKE FLIGHT! · ENTER TO WIN 2,500 Air Miles · Get DOUBLE AIR MILES when you buy New or Pre-Owned · Get TRIPLE AIR MILES October 13th only *


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32 -- Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -- THE NEWS -

SeasonsPicks functionalFALLFASHION new stock arriving daily




*While supplies last


KNEEHIGH BOOTS Warm & Comfortable Reg $199.99

Omni shade Sun protection UPF50 Omni wick Keeps you dry and comfortable

Bring in your OLD BOOT & RECEIVE 15% OFF your boot purchase


From now until October 31st, 2012.

Includes: Robe, tank top & pants. 100% Cotton Flannel

Worst Boot of the month. Will







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NEW BOOTS Decision Oct 31st.

MAPLE RIDGE ONLY Hurry in! Sale Ends October 14th.

Shop Local! Everybody Wins

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Maple Ridge News, October 10, 2012  

October 10, 2012 edition of the Maple Ridge News

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