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three local schools locked down Police searching for suspect in Albion break-and-enter by M on ish a M a r ti ns staff reporter

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A police dog is used to search along Lougheed Highway for a suspect in a break-and-enter in Albion Thursday morning.

Three local schools were ordered locked down on Thursday due to two unrelated incidents. Albion elementary on 240th Street in Maple Ridge was locked down for a short time in the morning while police searched for a man who broke into a business nearby. Ridge Meadows RCMP were called around 8:30 a.m. after the man was spotted entering a business in the Albion area. One officer attempted to arrest Clayton Quigley at the scene, but he resisted using physical force to get away, police said. A police dog was brought in to track the suspect, who fled north towards the Albion sports fields, while RCMP cruisers fanned out across the neighbourhood. see Search, p8

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Family trapped by immigration rules Lee Dennis wants to work, but is unable too under provincial program by Ro b er t M a n g e ls d or f staff reporter

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ee and Lynn Dennis have given up on the Canadian dream, understandably considering how the country has given up on them.

Lee, his wife Lynn, and teenage daughter Becky came to Canada from the U.K. three and half years ago under the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The program fast tracks the permanent resident application process for skilled workers, provided they are sponsored by an employer. For B.C. businesses, the program allows them to recruit skilled workers from around the world to fill positions in high demand. As a skilled brick mason, Lee’s trade was one of the dozens identified by the province as being in high demand. Lee’s brother was already living in Canada, and part owner of a contracting company. He offered to sponsor Lee under the Provincial Nominee Program if Lee would come to Canada and work for him. “He begged Lee to come and work for him,” says Lynn. “He needed to get his contracts done, and knew Lee was a fast worker.” So the family uprooted themselves and moved to Canada with the promise of a better life, and specifically, the promise of at least five years of permanent full-time work. After that, they would be permanent residents, and some day, Canadian citizens. However, when the company Lee worked for folded earlier this year, Lee found himself out of work. To make matters worse, the restrictions on his work visa made it impossible for Lee to find work elsewhere. Because Lee came to Canada under the PNP, he can only work in the exact same senior position he previously held with his brother’s company, and only for another employer who is willing to go through the process of formally sponsoring him. Those requirements have scared off many potential employers, he says, and have prevented him from taking less-skilled jobs in his field. “There’s a mountain of paperwork they have to fill out,” says Lee. “Employers don’t want to put up with any

Lee and Lynn Dennis, for different reasons, are both unable to work, and paperwork with the provincial nominee program hasn’t made that fact easier. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

of that, they just want someone who can do the job.” Lee says he’d like to start his own business, but self-employment is also barred under the program. Lynn, who has no restrictions on her work visa, offered to start a contracting company in her name, and sponsor Lee as an employee, but the couple was told that wouldn’t be allowed, either. “We’ve been discarded by the government and the PNP,” says Lee. “They’ve wiped their hands of us.” The family was hoping to have permanent resident status approved soon, which would lift Lee’s work restrictions. However, nearly a year after the family filed their application with the

federal government, they were told this week the application had been lost. “We are a family in crisis,” Lynn says. With Lee unable to find work, the family has struggled to make ends meet. The family of three has had to make do on less than $500 per week from Lee’s employment insurance. “Becky needs braces, and that will cost $8,000,” says Lynn. “There’s no way we can pay that right now.” Lynn suffers from fibromyalgia, and can no longer afford her medication. The family can’t even afford MSP coverage. Lee says he doesn’t understand why

he isn’t allowed to work. “I could be working right now and paying taxes instead of collecting EI,” he says. “It doesn’t make any sense.” Lynn was a mental health support worker in the U.K., working mainly in the prison system. To get recertified in Canada will cost her close to $6,500. Because she can’t work in her field, she has had look for unskilled jobs. But even those have been illusive. “Once people see you’re not a permanent resident, they don’t want to hire you because they think you’ll be gone six months,” Lynn says. Currently, the only work she has been able to find is walking dogs in her neighbourhood. While the Dennis family say they’ve lost all faith in the provincial and federal governments, they’re thankful for the support of their Canadian friends and neighbours. The Pitt Meadows neighbourhood has rallied around the family, many of them helping with meals and letting the family use their phone and Internet after their’s were cut off. “They’ve been wonderful,” says Lynn. “A lot of them are as outraged as we are.” A spokesperson for the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour, which administers the program, says job

offers made under the PNP are not guaranteed. “It is important to understand that the job offer requirement of the B.C. PNP involves an offer of ‘indeterminate’ employment, that is, employment without a specific end date,” the spokesperson said. “It does not mean that continued employment is guaranteed.” The B.C. PNP also has no legal authority to compel an employer to continue employing a nominee. “Employment law, including employment standards legislation, provides potential legal remedies where termination of employment was improper or terms and conditions of employment were not fulfilled by the employer,” said the Ministry spokesperson. “If B.C.’s PNP becomes aware of a situation where an employer has been found to have improperly terminated a nominee’s employment or has not complied with the terms and conditions of the job offer, the employer could be denied future access to the program as a supporting employer.” As a result, Lynn says employers are free to dispose of foreign workers, many who have travelled to Canada at great expense, with no consequences. “These companies can use and abuse foreign workers, because there are no regulations,” she says. “We’re discriminated against because we are foreign residents.” There is also little support offered for foreign workers should they get laid off, as Lee was. According to the Ministry spokesperson, the PNP will sometimes provide a support letter for foreign workers who have lost their job with the employer who supported their application, so they can obtain a work permit when they find a new employer. But a letter of support has little value given the restrictions placed on foreign workers on what kind of employment they can obtain, as well as the onerous paper work involved for employers, says Lee. Lynn believes there are many more immigrants who have experienced the same circumstances her family has. “You don’t hear about them because they don’t speak English, or they get fed up and they go home,” she says. “They totally get taken advantage of, then they’re just discarded.” Lynn says the couple is planning to launch a civil suit in B.C. Supreme Court. “It’s important we do this to help everyone else, as well. We can’t possibly be the only family that’s gone through this,” she says. “We love the country and the people [of Canada], but it’s disgraceful how the government has treated us.”


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A local student has been named leader of the B.C. Young Liberals for the next year, including May’s provincial election. Nicole Paul has been named to president of organization at the Liberal Party’s annual convention in Whistler last weekend. Paul is a Westview secondary grad, now in her fourth year of political science and economics Colleen Flanagan/the news at the University of Vic- Nicole Paul with Premier Christy Clark and MLA Marc toria. Dalton at last weekend’s convention. “I’ve always just had an interest in politics,” in 2011. paign. said Paul, who used to “It was a life-changing “We’re a huge election be a constituency as- event for me,” Paul said resource for the party,” sistant intern at MLA of the latter. she said of the B.C. Marc Dalton’s Maple “It really clarified for Young Liberals. Ridge office. me what I want to do Paul also supports Paul said her fam- with my life.” current leader Christy ily isn’t politically inThe 21-year-old must Clark, saying she’s a volved. She justAd became have been doing some- good role model. “She’s WS Chamber | WS_Commercial-BlackPress-4.3125wx7.1429h_V2.indd interested while watch- thing right because a great jobSNAP for the FILE 7.1429” high | C MsheY K doing US Newsprint ing theSIZE: 20014.3125" electionwide of xwas working out of the party, uniting the party.” BLEED: 0.0" on all sides the Liberals under then downtown office and At some point, Paul leader Gordon Camp- was on Abbott’s core may run for office, albell. Prepared by: Westminstercampaign Savings Marketing Department team. though she’d like to get She alsoDesigner: helped DalOver the next year, some experience in the Graphic David Greb ton win his seatE dgreb@wscu.com in Paul will organize private sector first. D 604.528.3845 Maple Ridge-Mission events and training for “I think you need inNOTE: 2009, andOctober assisted UPDATED 11, 2012 atyoung 08.30 pm | Liberals and, some experience outGeorge Abbott in the when she can, help Dal- side politics to be an efrace for Liberal leader ton on his 2013 cam- fective politician.”

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Moderate describes the travel tabs for both local MLAs in the past six months, following release of their expenses this week. NDP Michael Sather and Liberal Marc Dalton spent less than half the highest tab wracked up in the last six months. The distinction of spending the most went to the NDP’s Robin Austin, from the remote Skeena region, who spent $53,606 between April and September. MLAs representing districts farthest from Victoria generally run up the highest expenses. Austin’s total includes $19,486 in “Speaker approved travel,” including a trip to Colombo, Sri Lanka in September to attend a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference. By comparison, Sather (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) spent $17,585. The amount includes a $6,000 accommodation allowance for staying in Victoria while the house is in session, daily meal allowances and general travel costs of $8,211. When it comes to meal expenses, politicians get a flat allowance for any breakfast, lunch or dinners they have in restaurants outside their ridings. That’s capped at $61 day, but receipts aren’t required. Dalton, who represents Maple Ridge-Mission, spent $19,551 in that period. Maple Ridge-Mission is considered semi-urban and has a higher in-constituency travel allowance. By comparison, Randy Hawes, (AbbotsfordMission) spent almost $5,000 less than Dalton. Hawes’s total expenses rang in at $14,956. At the cheapskate end of the scale, Advanced Education Minister John Yap (Richmond-Steveson), spent only $3,954. see Expenses, p5

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Ghost Ridge groups get $5,000 each Haunted House raises $21,000 total by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

Five grand a piece for five nights of fun, frightening people isn’t a bad deal, no matter how you look at it. After counting the receipts, organizers of Ghost Ridge Haunted House learned they hauled in more than $21,000 after turning their Albion fairground buildings into scary sets. This year was dubbed Phobiax and focused on phobias people

feared, such as spiders, even public speaking. Both had their own scenes that tried to rattle people as they walked through. “It was awesome,” said coordinator Lorraine Bates. “You see adults, you see men screaming, you say, ‘OK, we did the job.’” Bates said on the last evening of Ghost Ridge, Oct. 30, attendance took a dip because of the heavy rain. That may have contributed to the spooky ambience, but didn’t encourage people to line up for the show. This year, volunteers from the Maple RidgePitt Meadows Agricultural Association,

Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club, Ghost Ridge Haunted House Committee, and the Bruins ladies rugby league took turns running the show and jumping out and scaring people. With net returns of more than $21,000, that’s more than $5,000 for each group’s project. Students from all of Maple Ridge’s high schools also helped. Fireworks night on Oct. 30 also turned out well. The Maple Ridge Lions, with the help of Maple Ridge Chrysler, the fire department and the District of Maple Ridge, picked up the costs of the fire-

works so people could enjoy the show, with setting off their own explosives now illegal in Maple Ridge and most Metro Vancouver municipalities. Bates said Ghost Ridge should be in good shape for next year because volunteers are already talking about a new theme. However, it’s possible next year Ghost Ridge could move to the west side of 105th Avenue in the Albion flats if a land exchange between Smart Centres and the District of Maple Ridge takes place, allowing Smart Centres to acquire a portion of the fairgrounds for mall development.

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The figures, however, didn’t show the details of where MLAs dined or stayed. The impetus for revealing the expenses came from AudiorGen. John Doyle’s report earlier this year, showing gaps in financial accountability of legislature expenses. Doyle said in his audit of the legislature’s finances that the legislature is mired in “poor governance” with “substantial irregu-

larities” in financial reporting, such as not preparing proper monthly bank statements. When it comes to paying MLAs for their travel expenses, the legislature was “consistently unable” to give documentation supporting MLA travel expense claims, the auditor said. But Dalton said previously that he has to submit all travel expenses before he gets reimbursed. “You don’t get your payment unless you submit the forms.”

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Fair warning The 7.7 magnitude earthquake near Hadia Gwaii on Saturday came as a shock in the Lower Mainland. Many here not only didn’t feel it, but didn’t even hear about the tsunami warning until almost an hour later, which is also shocking given it was the second biggest earthquake in B.C. history, larger than the one that devestated Haiti in 2010. Emergency Info B.C. issued its first public warning at 8:55 p.m., almost an hour after the quake hit. It explained Monday that regional operation centres were notified within 12 minutes. Regional authourities then contacted local ones. Phone calls were made in order of priority, as information was verified. So the multi-faceted emergency management system in B.C. is a phone tree? What if some wires had been knocked down by a fallen tree? The system also sends out faxes. May we remind those in charge that it’s not 2001 anymore. Many adults, and children, have cell phones, with email and text and face-to-face messaging, not to mention Facebook and Twitter and Instagram accounts. The latter could be used to inform the public instantly. To suggest that the ground shaking is itself an earthquake warning is a feeble response given a train can do the same. The threat of a tsunami might have been minimal, this time. But look at the carnage caused by the storm Sandy, despite unprecedented warning, including a plea from U.S. President Barack Obama to be safe and not question evacuation orders. Even then tragedy could not be avoided. What if, though, the warnings were not heeded? What if the message wasn’t delivered in time? What if the storm hit suddenly? Time is critical in such instances. It shouldn’t take an hour to issue a tsunami warning. Minister of Justice Shirley Bond has admitted aspects of the earthquake response could have been done better. Televised alerts are already being discussed. The government should consider every tool available, including social media, to inform the public when people’s safety is at stake. They deserve fair warning, not excuses and platitudes. – The News Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com

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n 2007, Statistics Canada reported 29 per cent of adolescents were headed for heart disease, diabetes, and a shortened life. The problem – obesity from a diet of salts, fats and sugars – is getting worse. By 2040, 70 per cent of Canadian adults will Along the Fraser suffer illnesses brought Jack Emberly on by lifetimes of fast food restaurants and processed foods. Wendy Weatherford Rairdan, a Texasraised resident of Maple Ridge, doesn’t want her seven- and 11-year-old children to be among them, and she has an educational plan to make sure they aren’t. Rairdan, who’s married to a Canadian metalurgical engineer, says it was formed after listening to people at the CEED Centre discuss food security. Kim Lauzon, the founder of the newly formed Golden Ears Food Co-op, regularly addresses the important role of local farmers. Rairdan says topics like that inspired changes in the way she shops and prepares food. Nutritional food chef, Jamie Oliver was another incentive. Rairdan watched a Youtube video of Oliver showing how kids are drawn to processed meals, which they quickly become addicted to. His guests, six elementary aged students, watched Oliver blend the cheap parts of a chicken – fat,

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backs, connective tissue, bones, and the extra skin Homer Simpson craves – with flavouring and stabilizers. The kids were quick to label this grey goop “horrible.” But, when Oliver shaped it into nuggets and fried it, they were hooked. Oliver – shaking his head at his “failed” experiment – had concocted something all were keen to devour. Rairdan wasn’t surprised. “Kids will eat anything in the shape of a dinosaur,” she says. “They’ve so disconnected from their food. Many haven’t eaten a tomato, and don’t know what vegetables are. A young clerk once asked me what kale was. Kids have been brainwashed.” In an effort to reverse brainwashing of her kids, Rairdan – with the help of the internet – often shows them how real food is made. “I’m learning to cook differently from watching Youtube,” she says. “I’ve learned to make yogurt, butter, pizza dough, sour cream, pickles, jams, jellies and chutney. My son didn’t realize that sour cream was a milk product. Now he knows how to take a cup of milk, add a tablespoon of buttermilk, and cover the container. After 24 hours, he’s excited to learn he’s made sour cream.” Wendy notes that home products are healthier, cheaper, less wasteful, and easy to make. “I have tools that my grandmother didn’t that takes the labour out of the process of making pizza dough. I can dump everything into a Kitchen-aid mixer, walk away for five minutes. When I come back the dough is kneaded and ready to rise.” The food re-education plan has been suc-

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cessful in other areas. The Rairdans have learned more about the costs associated with transporting food. After one grocery trip to Costco, the family listed everything they bought, and – with Google maps – calculated the distance items travelled. “The total was 7,000 miles,” says Rairdan. That surprising figure gave rise to debates over the pros and cons of moving food across countries by diesel trucks. Rairdan still thinks trucking is efficient considering the volume of goods moved and the number of people fed, but she appreciates hidden costs like additional carbon dioxide emissions created in the packaging process. “Because of that, I buy quick cook oats in bulk, now,” says Rairdan, “rather than buy the expensive, individually packaged oatmeal with all the garbage included.” Another concern about moving food long distances involves food security. Food supply could be disrupted by labour strikes, crop failures like that of corn in the U.S. this year, or rises in fuel prices. “With our standard fare having travelled 7,000 miles, we are at risk,” admits Rairdan. “So, I’ve started focusing on local sources. We need to support local farmers as much as possible so that there will always be enough food.” This realization “started us talking a lot about eating fruits and vegetables that are in season,” says Rairdans. “For example, I’m buying blueberries now during blueberry season, instead of grapes, and perishables every two days at the market down the street.

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The News/letters Not much to cut from Pitt tax bill Editor, The News: While I applaud Tom Murray’s efforts to be a fiscal watchdog of city taxes, aiming for a zero-base tax increase is not fiscally prudent. Even if the city holds the line on services, a small increase is necessary to off-set increases passed on by everyone who supplies the city with services or products. If not, then something must be cut to offset those expenses, and I don’t think there’s much to cut while maintaining the current level of services. I lived through three consecutive years of zero-base tax increases in Maple Ridge, and while it seemed to be good at the time, reality sunk in during the fourth year as people were feeling the pinch of decreased or eliminated services and demanding a return to the first-year levels of service. In order to do that, a much larger tax increase was required just to catch up.  That, nobody expected. Also, I wonder if most of the people signing the petition really understand the tax notice they receive. Even if the city had a zero tax increase, that doesn’t mean your tax notice will not increase. The city acts as a revenue collector for the school board, Metro Vancouver, B.C. Assessment Authority and TransLink, all of which the city has no control over. The city also passes on the costs of water, sewer and garbage collection, which fees are established by Metro Vancouver Regional District, not by the city. All of these things represent approximately 40 percent of your overall tax notice. Before you get off-base over city taxes, try attending an open budget meeting or attend a business plan presentation meeting. This is were you can determine if city taxes are excessive. But then, the six people who do attend these meetings already know what’s going on in Pitt Meadows. D. Stephenson Pitt Meadows

Less waste, buy as you need Emberly from p6

There’s less food waste if you buy as you need it,” she says. “But I still have a lot more to learn.” • Bits and bites: Alexandra Morton, in Nova Scotia, purportedly bought a farmed salmon in Sobey’s, a Maritimes supermarket chain, then dissected it to expose 28 sea lice. Her Youtube video prompted Sobeys to remove the fish from all their stores the next day. • Internet blogger Suresh Fernando reports 70 B.C. rallies – 7,112 individuals – against tar sands pipelines and tankers on Oct. 24 displayed “an unbroken wall of opposition.” Locally, 70 folk stood outside MLA Marc Dalton’s closed office. The “no” wave is not a tsunami yet, but it’s gaining momentum. • Russia has suspended imports of GM corn from the U.S. following a study linking it to breast cancer, liver and kidney damage. In B.C., fruit growers campaign to fight GM apples that won’t turn brown when sliced. Recently, an Okanagan lab was created specifically to produce these Franken-apples for supermarkets. Will this stupidity never end? Jack Emberly is a retired teacher, local author and environmentalist.

online comments • Jackie Chow · Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Re: Cycling catching on everywhere else (mapleridgenews.com). Dewdney and Lougheed are where many of the shops are, so they need to be accessible to cyclists of all ages and abilities. Speed limits in the town core, including on Lougheed and Dewdney, should be 30 km/h, as a start. Enforcement is key. This is a very cheap way to improve safety for cyclists. As we start seeing more cyclists in the town core, other improvements can be made. • Elizabeth Rosenau · University of Toronto: A lot of Dewdney Trunk Road is a nightmare for cyclists too, and these are the two main routes to cross the towns. If more cyclists were out there, the cars would be forced to notice, but who’s brave enough? Not many.

Stop pointing at Caring Place Editor, The News: Re: We care, but where’s the accountability of Caring Place? (Letters, Oct. 26). I have to say that this ‘get rid of them’ mentality needs to stop. I do admit I was like the rest of you and I wanted the Caring Place gone, but something in me had to see for myself and not have my opinion formed by what I read in the paper. So I took it upon myself to go in and have a look and ask questions. I couldn’t believe all the familiar faces I saw and unaware of the financial strain they were under, all the seniors who can barley afford their rents that come for meals. So I decided to stay and talk with the people. The majority stated that if it weren’t for the Caring Place, they wouldn’t be able to eat. I asked about the shelter and found out that it is a small part of the Salvation Army organization. I also found out that it makes around 115 lunches for our local school children who wouldn’t necessarily have a healthy lunch or a lunch at all, otherwise. I found out a lot of the success stories by just speaking with the people, and granted there will always be the bad seed, but from my own personal standpoint, my eyes were opened and I was ashamed that I was one of the ignorant ones out there. I encourage others to visit the Caring Place. I think the government needs to step up and build more affordable housing. Rents are increasing, as are food costs, but wages aren’t, and this is the reason we are seeing the homeless population grow. This isn’t because the Caring Place is here. It is doing all it can to help those who need it. Also, it is a myth that people are bused to the Caring Place from outside our community, so please stop being ignorant and pointing fingers and forming all little ‘hate’ groups, because we are wrong. R. Watson Maple Ridge

Band together Editor, The News: Enough of this ‘bashing’ of the Caring Place.  Why is it that people in society want to blame all the ills on the very people who cannot help themselves? In the nearly 30 years that I have lived in this community, there have been homelessness and indigent people. There would be more, if it weren’t for the efforts of the Salvation Army.   Many are helped by the Caring Place and it is unfortunate that a few are unable to be

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Sandy Macdougall, who lives downtown, started the conversation about relocating the Caring Place a month ago. helped. Better we band together as a society to help those less fortunate than ourselves, rather than this NIMBY syndrome. I challenge you all to enter into a monthly donation ‘giving program’ with the Caring Place (and receive a Income Tax receipt for your donation). I know that it will increase any services to our community and that is one small step in making ours a better place to live. As Jesus said:  “As you do unto others you do also unto me.”  Jean Ruttan Maple Ridge

WASAMBY Editor, The News: Re: Not afraid to say it: the Caring Place must go (Letters, Oct. 17). It seems like such a short time ago that John McKenzie was in a letter war with various people who hold Christian beliefs about the validity of religion.   For this reason I was surprised to see him site Jesus as an example of compassion that is missing from the downtown discussion.   As fun as it would be to get that argument going again, the more pressing issue seems to be the sanctimonious tone used against anyone who dares question whether the problems in the downtown should be addressed. It appears that if one dares to question the validity of social programs, not based out of the downtown community, but rather foisted upon it, they are now on the moral low ground and lack compassion for other people. This call for compassion seems to be very one-sided.   Are residents of the downtown core not also deserving of some compassion?   As opposed to those who work for these agencies, the residents of downtown feel the effect of these agencies, the good and the bad, every day.  No days off, no weekends off, no holidays.  This is where we live.

When an agency is closed or the worker is not on shift, they go home. This is our home, so we deal with this situation every day, regardless if we have just worked eight or 10 hours, or six days a week. We have no choice, and when downtown residents speak up, it is met with responses that we need to be more compassionate.     Then there are those who use these facilities. No doubt some are in need and in extreme cases, desperate need of the assistance offered. Let’s hope they get it, but at what point do residents get to say that we need a break too?   We need a little compassion, as well. We need time to decompress from our day and deal with our issues, both personal and professional. When you come home and there is at times a gong show in almost every direction, what are we, as downtown residents, supposed to do? I guess just dig a little deeper for some more compassion. I’m getting close to being done with digging. The shovel is damaged and my back is a wreck. The fact is that downtown residents have just as much on their plates as the rest of the city, but we get the added responsibility of numerous social service agencies, addiction counselling services, on-going transient populations and no say in how any of this is run.  We’re supposed to keep our mouths shut and be compassionate.  Speak up and you’re a NIMBY – I believe that is the term the Salvation Army worker used in a prior article.   Well, I’ll attempt to enter a new acronym in the urban dictionary: WASAMBY – Wanting A Say About My Back Yard. Tyler Ducharme Maple Ridge

Time for action Editor, The News: Re: Time for Sally Ann to find new home (The News, Oct. 10). One of my critics has rightfully suggested it’s time to tone down the rhetoric concerning

the Caring Place, but I think it’s also time for Mayor Ernie Daykin and his council to take meaningful action. Haney’s downtown area is the result of too many land-use decisions being made without vision spanning the past few decades. Maple Ridge mayors and councils dating back to the 1970s have lusted after commercial, industrial and residential growth without the slightest regard for social planning or where our rapid growth was leading us. What has emerged is not a very attractive picture. As one example, take the Haney Place Mall, which was touted as a major coup by councils of the day (and, yes, I was a member of those councils). In my opinion, which I have stated many times over the years,  it has always been an ugly  island of bricks in a sea of asphalt. It relates to very little around it and has never lived up to its original promise to provide cohesiveness in the core. No thought was ever given to social planning issues that could result from this development. Over the years, we have surrounded the core with subdivision after subdivision of single-family residences on postage-stamp-sized lots. Successive municipal councils have striven to densify the core with multiple-family projects, but  little or no thought has been devoted to social planning. Have all the elected officials and their high-priced help thought the ongoing rapid growth would take care of its own social development without proper planning? Prostitution, drug offences, minor and major thefts and other social ills are a very predictable result of that kind of reckless growth and development. Although I have been quite vocal about the Caring Place, I recognize the need for its existence. What I remain opposed to is its location at the edge of an established residential area. Municipal council, in conjunction with the provincial and federal governments, should seek a long-term, socially acceptable solution to the problems generated by our historical lack of social planning. In first article, Mayor Daykin is quoted as saying he hasn’t heard of any major problems at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church. I find that quite strange as it was Mayor Daykin who personally told me on two separate occasions  that maintenance people were always finding drug paraphernalia and used condoms in the church and parking lot. Maybe his memory is failing him. Sandy Macdougall Maple Ridge


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Inquest called into inmate’s death

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The B.C. Coroner’s Service will investigate the death of an inmate who overdosed on methadone in a Maple Ridge men’s prison. The inquest into Robert Wayne (Robbie) Slatten’s death is set to begin in January. Slatten, 31, was an inmate at the Fraser

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Regional Correctional Centre on Oct. 19, 2010, when he was found unresponsive in his cell. Slatten was not on the methadone- maintenance program when he drank the fatal dose. According to a critical incident review obtained via a freedom-of-information request, Slatten used the photo ID of his cell mate, who was on the

methadone program, to obtain the synthetic drug used to wean addicts off opiates such as heroin. The dose was administered to him by a nurse who was on her second orientation shift at the prison. The review states she should only have been shadowing a more experienced colleague, but ended up administering methadone to inmates because another nurse called in sick. Presiding coroner Liana Wright and a

jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine the facts surrounding Slatten’s death. While the jury may not, by law, make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future. The inquest will begin on Jan. 16, 2013 at the B.C. Coroners Service courtroom in Burnaby.

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an investigation into possible threats at Pitt Meadows Secondary School. “A young male suspect, who is not a student, left the school grounds and Quigley it was felt to be necessary to lock the school down while police searched for the male. The student, who is a young of-

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Public Notice 2013 Schedule of Regular Council Meetings The public is hereby advised that a schedule of the date, time, and place of all regular Council meetings to be held during 2013 is available during office hours at the Reception Desk at the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place. The schedule is also posted on our website www.mapleridge.ca. Ceri Marlo, Manager of Legislative Services 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9 Tel: 604-463-5221 • Fax: 604-467-7329

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“Our valued democratic system is only protected by the integrity of our elected government and the involvement of informed citizens,” Joyner added. Alouette Estates, Mosaic Homes and several individuals associated with both companies, including directors, donated $20,000 to Couns. Gwen O’Connell and Tracy Miyashita, as well as Mayor Deb Walters. Another $1,750 was given to Michael Hayes, a first-time candidate, who was not elected. Of the $20,050 in contributions to Walter’s campaign, $10,000 came from people connected to the

Cardiff development. Other than $50 from Halo Sawmill, O’Connell’s entire campaign was financed by the same group, which also accounted for $5,000 of $8505.36 donated to Miyashita’s reelection. In September, Alouette Estates and Mosaic pitched council a plan for development, offering to build a new outdoor pool if a portion of the Cardiff property is rezoned from industrial to residential. Rob McCarthy, with Mosaic and a campaign donor to O’Connell, Miyashita and Walters, unveiled three ideas for a mixed “industrial-commercial campus” on the 40.4-hectare (100 acres)

property. Depending on how large it is, the industrial-commercial section would provide 500 to 4,000 jobs. The property owners need the city’s support to pursue a change in zoning at the Metro Vancouver level from industrial to residential. It would also require a change to the city’s official community plan, another tedious process. Jinder Berar, one of seven directors for Alouette Estates Ltd., doubts the donated money will influence any decisions. He assures the donations were made with no caveats. Naresh Desai, another director, confirmed that. “This is not a million-

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dollar donation. It’s very small change, right?” said Berar. “What we have to do is make our presentation and if we can convince council it’s a good idea for the community and if the community likes it, then maybe something will happen. At the end of the day, you are not going to get anywhere by trying to influence people. As a matter of fact, it always backfires on you. It always gets you in trouble.” Berar, a realtor, revealed he has contributed to election campaigns in other municipalities. He also supports provincial and federal candidates. For him, the donations are altruistic, given to “level the playing field” for candidates who are not rich and don’t have a strong financial backing. “I think everybody should have the opportunity,” said Berar. “Do we have influence? I don’t think so.” The November 2011 election was the first time big money made an appearance in Pitt Meadows – a city where campaigns are mostly self-financed. In B.C., campaign financing disclosure statements, outlining the contributions candidates received and election expenses incurred, must be filed 120 days after general voting day. Conflict of interest voting rules in the Community Charter requires that, once in local office, you may not vote on or participate in discussions about any matters in which you have a direct or indirect financial interest. Walters says campaign donors have no influence on how she votes or what she supports. “You will see a number of generous people supported my campaign, with no promises or commitments made to anyone who supported me.” With regards to the Cardiff parcel, she noted there is currently no development application in front of council.  Walters said council has indicated it wants to have a workshop to discuss future development, which could lead to a land-use study for the area. “It is my understanding that the group of owners are exploring what innovative mixed use options are available to develop this site rather than large warehouse style buildings,” she added. “For me, as I have always stated, this is one of our last large parcels available for development and it is important to consider a development that helps balance our tax base and creates local jobs. What that will look like remains to be seen.” Couns. O’Connell and Miyashita did not return calls for comment. • See related story on page 15.


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SFU prof says it’s time for a change By Monish Martins, staff reporter

In 2010, a provincial government task force examining municipal elections called for major changes to local campaigns. The 31 proposed changes included banning anonymous donations, things like setting expense limits and requiring third party advertisers to register. Fifteen of the changes required amendments to provincial laws, however, and have yet to be debated in the legislature. They likely won’t be in place in time for the next civic election, November 2014. Patrick Smith, a po-

litical science professor at Simon Fraser University, has long argued for municipal campaign reforms and remains frustrated by the lack of action from both civic and provincial politicians. For him, it’s more than a matter of optics – the lack of rules are an affront to democracy. “B.C. is the most unregulated system in all of Canada,” says Smith. “It has no limits on what you can raise or spend and who donates whether it’s companies or public sector unions.” The only stipulation: candidates must file disclosures 120 days after general voting day and

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or of Vancouver now unless you can raise a couple of million bucks and you can kind of extrapolate that to other municipalities. Is the new order something that might need some regulation? I would say, yes.” Smith would even be satisfied if the province

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ith my mom’s recent acceptance to a retirement home, she is facing the daunting task of what to take with her and what she needs to equip her room.  Given the size of the space, the easy answer is, not much. With a little break in my work the second weekend of November, I have decided to go to Newfoundland and help her move in. I could tell in her voice early last week that there was a slight sense of being overwhelmed. She has friends who would help but she won’t confide the kind of anxiety she might be feeling to them, which would make her even more anxious. I’m a safe person to get upset with when she’s just feeling upset and doesn’t know why. For now, we’ll be

closing up the home for the winter, a common practice in the outports of Newfoundland when most people go somewhere else.  If she’s feeling up to it, or simply wants a break from the room she’ll be living in, we can reopen it in the spring or summer, when there are more people around and family heading that way for the summer holidays.  It’s been just a year since my Dad passed away.  My Mom has lived with my family for half of that time and now lived on her own for the other half.  The move to the retirement home will be the third major transition for her within that year.  That’s a lot of change for anyone, much less someone who hasn’t experienced this kind of upheaval since she was a young woman leaving home to be a bride.

She’s trying for a couple of to be stoic years through about it, often a difficult time, referring to the and they both “inevitability decided they of aging” and would not do the things that that to their come with children if they it.  She likes had any opto speak as tions. though she’s I think she’d making choices prefer to live that she wants As we age with us for the Graham Hookey to make, but winter, but she I’ve come to is mortified the conclusion that she’s to think that if she had making choices that she a stroke or some other thinks she should make debilitating condition, so as not to become a that she wouldn’t be able burden.  to get out-of-province Her parents both medical coverage, or passed away rather sudwould end up on a waitdenly in their mid-60s, ing list to get into a care but she and my dad facility in Newfoundland.  looked after his mother See Hookey, p21

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She’d rather be with us Hookey from p17

By taking a spot in a low-care facility now, she’s in the system and if something happens, she knows she’ll be taken care of and we won’t have to worry about her. At one point, when I was visiting this summer, I commented to her, as a joke, that if she ended up needing care and she was with us, I owed her a lot of cleaned diapers from the years she looked after me.  She gave me quite the nasty gaze and declared that she’d never want that indignity to be part of our relationship.  At that moment, looking into her eyes, I understood better why she was making choices that didn’t include her children. Of course she’d rather be with family, but only on her terms, as a strong, independent and dignified individual.  If any of that is going to be compromised, she’d rather have people professionally trained to look after her, for our sake and hers’.   Graham Hookey writes on education, parenting and eldercare  (ghookey@yahoo.com).

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magine buying your new dream home and finding out there was just one or two things missing, like attic insulation. That’s just one of countless good reasons to make the call to a house inspector before you sign on the dotted line, says Roger Rygg, an inspector with 14 years experience and who found an empty attic in a new house in Maple Ridge after a busy builder missed the final touch. “I could probably write a book,” says Rygg, who operates Pillar to Post. “Some people think they can save a few bucks from bypassing an inspection. That’s a foolish, foolish thing.” Home inspectors take a visual examination of things like the structure, plumbing, electrical and appliances in a home and give some idea how long they may last. The home inspector can help prospective buyers identify needed renovations or problems with a house and give buyers piece of mind that there won’t be any ‘surprises’ after the purchase. But inspectors are not experts in all fields and don’t take apart walls or floors to identify problems, so there are limitations to the scope of their investigation. In 2009, B.C. became the first

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Carla McColeman

604-908-2014 carla@sellingmapleridge.com

Brookside Realty

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

Bob Terepocki

604-817-2920 bobterepocki@hotmail.com

www.sellingmapleridge.com

• WEST MAPLE RIDGE home on a quiet CUL-DE-SAC • 5 BEDROOM/5 BATHROOM, with suite potential • TWO ENSUITES UPSTAIRS, plus Jack and Jill bathroom

745,000

$

IDE STS WE UTY A E B

929,900

• PRICED BELOW ASSESSED VALUE!

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#106 22277 122nd Ave

jeremy@jeremymccarthy.ca

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22699 136A AVENUE

• Two homes to be built by MILLBORO HOMES. • LOTS OF EXTRAS INCLUDED: stamped concrete driveway, Hardie Board siding, high-end flooring, built-in cabinetry, crown molding, coffered ceilings, granite throughout, and designer windows to name a few.

22707 136A AVENUE

Brookside Realty 11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

• Shows like new, open floor plan! • Ground floor corner unit, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths • Upgrades include laminate floors and granite counters in the kitchen • Easy access to public transit and to West Coast Express

Chase Shymkiw 604-839-6495

chaseshymkiw@royallepage.ca

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929,900

$

• Both lots offer BREATHTAKING VIEWS of the GOLDEN EARS and surrounding mountains. • Still time to CUSTOMIZE YOUR BUILDING PLAN • Please contact Carla or Bob regarding completion dates

#104 12020 207A Street

604-467-9300

21009 River Road

Where Luxury Meets Nature

Our Family Working For Yours

Al Hogarth

Associate Broker

604-467-9300

TRI-TEL REALTY U LT I M AT E

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2 Waterfront Lots

This 1750 sq.ft. ranch style home sits on 2 legal lots and offers 100 ft of water front. The home is well cared for and offers stunning views of the Fraser River. Great opportunity to renovate and upgrade or to build 2 homes. Older boat house and piles would need upgrading. See this one today with Al Hogarth

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offers a unique opportunity to create an enchanting woodland estate. Choose from five private, estate-sized properties with theflexibility to take advantage of Mission’s new RR7s zoning which allows for a secondary coach house to be constructed. Located just minutes from shopping, the West Coast Express, and Highway #7, Darbyshire Terrace is the epitome of country living with city convenience.

219,700

$

• Located just minutes from downtown Mission • Zoned For Secondary Coach Houses • Drilled & Shallow Wells • Engineered Septic Sites Approved • Beautiful Views & Pristine Privacy

Lot 3 was $299,700 ..now $229,700 Lot 4 was 329,700 ....now $289,700 Lot 5 was 329,700 .....now $289,700

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RALPH TELEP TEAM 604-467-9300

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419,800

$

• Over 1,900 sq. ft. home • 3 bdrm split level • 9,100 sq. ft. lot • Single garage • Tons of parking • Close to school, shopping, transit • Central location

21387 Glenwood Avenue, Maple Ridge

#9 - 2630 Bourquin West, Abbotsford

549,800

$

Sprawling Rancher - 5 Acres

• 3 bedrooms • Newer roof • No thru street • Set high up on a • 1,200 sq.ft. sep, hill overlooking heated garage pasture

27581 - 110th Ave., M.R.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 Davison Subdivision

549,800

$

• Over 2500 sq. ft. • 2 storey with basement • Amazing view • Backs onto ALR farmland • 6,000 sq ft lot • Fabulous home

22055 - 126th Avenue, Maple Ridge

759,800

$

3,900 sq ft 2 Storey W/Bsmt

• 4 bdrms, 4 baths • Easily suited • Just 6 years old • Huge kitchen with • On greenbelt Butler’s pantry • Prof finished bsmt

22814 Docksteader Circle, M.R.

Reduced $40,000

Lot 1 was $299,700 ..now $239,700 Lot 2 was $279,700 ..now $219,700         

23635 - 111A Avenue

This contemporary home has nearly 2,800 sq. ft. of finished area with modern touches. 9’ ceilings, Large master bdrm with ensuite. Open kitchen/family rm and only steps away from Kanaka Elementary & nature paths. Reduced to $479,900

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Aleesha Hogarth

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Looking for your own waterfront to moor your boat or just watch the river roll by. This 100’ lot has great potential to subdivide into 2 - 50’ lots. Sewer and water on the street. Small renovated home ideally situated on lot to build your dream home if you do’t wish to subdivide. For more details, information or to view call Al Hogarth

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JUST LISTED!!! $224,900

• 1 bedroom + den, fully renovated! • Backing onto private garden area, with direct access to yard • Very quiet and secure! Close to all amenities, transportation and Golden Ears Bridge. • Almost everything is brand new. • THIS IS A MUST SEE!!!

• RECENT REMODELING, including new laminate, carpet, paint, and some plumbing • GOOD SIZED ROOMS, including suite-able finished basement • FAST POSSESSION available

389,000

$

JUST REDUCED!!! $172,900

Jeremy McCarthy 778-846-3200

12475 Davenport Drive

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2 bedroom, 2 bath, end unit! Quiet patio! Well maintained building Quiet residential area with private setting 1083 square feet

• STUNNING CUSTOM HOME on a large, CUL-DE-SAC lot with amazing views • 3 BEDROOM/3 BATHROOM, plus a large games room • GORGEOUS MASTER BEDROOM and ENSUITE

788,888

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439,800

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449,800

$

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• Over 3100 sq ft • Executive open • 1 bdrm suite plan • 4 bdrms, 4 baths • Private backyard • 9 years old

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We Never Stop Moving

www.coldwellbankermapleridge.com 22519 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge

TRI-TEL REALTY

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Terry Passley & Associates

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325,000

939,000 13629 McKercher Drive

Paying High Interest Rates on Your Credit Card!

619,800 22845 - 126B Ave.,

• Beautiful 7,275 sq. ft. lot in Silver Valley • Very private and beautiful area, backing onto greenbelt • No building restrictions, room for a 3 car garage • They don’t make them this size any more!

• Brand New, fully finished home with over 3400sq. ft. on a 6000sq. ft. lot • Legal 2 Bedroom Suite down • Vaulted Ceilings • 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms • Located very close to town on a private cul-de-sac • Hot water heating system

Don Schmidt

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KEVIN BRACK

TRI-TEL REALTY

604-657-4064

www.donschmidt.ca

Open Sun 1-4

New Price

569,850

$

22010 - 125A Avenue

Updated basement entry with all the suite amenities. Over 2,700 sq. ft. plus triple garage on large private lot close to Alouette Elementary & MRSS. New kitchen w/granite counters, new 3/4” solid oak flooring, newer roof, gutters, sundeck & stairs, the list goes on. Exceptional value, see brochure for complete details. This is a 10+!

New Price

549,900 11316 - 236th Street

Kanaka Creek neighbourhood. This corner lot house is stunning with 2 bdrm very bright fully contained suite down, or 4th and 5th bdrms. This house offers modern colours, laminate flooring, 2 gas f/p’s. Step out onto the fully manicured landscaped backyard and relax in peace and tranquility. Walking distance to two schools.

$

399,900

12092 Glenhurst Street 10,000 sq.ft lot, 4 bedroom, 3 bath Priced to sell try your offer

599,900

2/3 bedroom suite, granite, heat pump, large lot completely renovated! High End

$

239,800

Lets Make A Deal!

$

www.kevinbrack.ca

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475,000

$

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#14 - 19696 Hammond Rd.

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Call Don Schmidt 604-467-9300

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New Listing

534,900

$

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Lot 12 - 13910 - 232nd St.,

• Beautiful high-end home with unobstructed view of Golden Ears and valley below • Granite countertops, vaulted ceilings, and a fully finished basement • 6 bdrms, 6 baths, and a large open kitchen • Giant master bedroom with balcony

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• Beautiful 9 ft. ceilings throughout. • Gourmet kitchens with Corian style countertops, undermount sinks, stainless steel appliances and European cabinets. • Elegant ceramic tile and laminate flooring. • Deluxe plumbing and lighting packages. • Spacious balconies for enjoying the view. • Designer 2” blinds on all windows. • Concrete floors & rain screen technology. • Practical floor plans ranging from 634 to 909 sq. ft.

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Everything is walking distance to this large 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, classic corner unit. Concrete building, immaculate condition, and ready to sell. See what can be yours for $318,800

This professional concrete building shows like new. Completely renovated from the windows to the roof, this 2000 sq. ft. 1 level features 5 large offices, reception, work areas, kitchen, bathrooms, plus lots of lane access parking. Priced to sell at $799,000.

668,500

$

An absolute must see if you’re looking for an outstanding home! Rare find of a 3429 sq.ft rancher w/walk-out daylight basement, over 1700sq.ft on the main floor. So many custom features and upgrades! Backs & fronts onto greenbelt, no thru road! Peaceful & quite with nature at your doorstep! Perfect set up for an in-law suite! Feats 12’ ceilings, quartz & granite counters, crown mouldings, heat pump, alarm, , wet bar, workshop, high end flooring, 5 zone in-ground sprinklers, 3 exterior gas outlets, custom patio & water feature & the list goes on! Heated & insulated garage! Balance of warranty! Only 6 yrs old! Like new! Come take a look!

Justin Hennessey

DEBBIE SHEPPARD

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399,000

$

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LEASE SPACES Garibaldi Place, close to downtown amenities with plenty of parking • 3 upper units 1600 sq. ft. $1000/month INCLUDES triple net • 1 ground level unit approx 1000 sq. ft $1350/month INCLUDES triple net

20511 124A AVENUE

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• Great family area, 1/2 block to school • Panoramic mountain view • 4 bedroom basement home • Fenced 70×105 lot, rec vehicle parking • Don’t miss, see you Saturday!

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374,900

• Immaculate home with new hardwood throughout the main, a spacious tile kitchen and 3 bedrooms up • Basement features finished rec-room and exterior entrance • Ideal family neighbourhood, walking distance to parks, Albion coffee shop & pizzeria, and just a few blocks to Bruce’s Market and Albion Elementary View more pics and listings at www.justinhennessey.com

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Cottonwood Ridge Starting at $329,900

Showhome at #67 11252 Cottonwood Drive • Nicely finished new townhomes with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Some have a finished basement. • Hardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite countertops, crown moldings. • Gas fireplace. • Garage for 2 cars. • 6 appliances and blinds included.

• Large 8500 sq. ft. lot with a dog run, shed & 2 deluxe fish ponds. • Updated kitchen and island. New flooring & lighting. • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces. Lots of room for the family. RV parking potential.

• Custom built spacious basement home. • 2093 sq. ft. on the main floor with 2 kitchens, 2 living rms, 4 bdrms, 2 bathrooms & laundry. • Great for 2 families. • 1745 sq. ft. fully finished basement with unauthorized suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry + rec room. 3 gas fireplaces. Air conditioner.

• Cottonwood Creek over 3000 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms upstairs. • Maple kitchen with quartz countertops. • Gas fireplace in the spacious family room. • 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and rec room in the basement.

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• Highland Creek new 2 storey homes with full daylight basements & separate entrance. One home has finished basement. 4 and 5 bedrooms, den. • Maple kitchen with granite countertops, island, pantry. Gas fireplace. • Near elementry & high school, transit.

• Albion Terraces quality built nicely finished new 2 storey homes with basements. • Separate entrance. Easy to make into an inlaw suite. • Appliances, blinds and landscaping included. • 9 foot ceilings on the main floor. • Spacious kitchen w/ granite countertops & island. • Gas fireplace in the family room. www.albionterraces.com

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Starting at $329,900 Showhome at #40–23986 104 Avenue • • • • • •

Spencer Brook. 40 new deluxe townhomes. 9 foot ceilings on the main floor. Great room w/ FP. Maple kitchen w/ granite countertops, large island. Some homes back onto a greenbelt. 6 appliances & blinds included. Walk to the bus stop, elementary & high school. Near shopping, Albion Sports Complex & Planet Ice.

22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge #2-19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

Starting at $539,900 Showhome at 11782 236 Street

Starting at $463,900 Showhome at 10132 - 240 Street Onni built 2 storey homes with basements. 3 or 4 bedrooms. Open floor plans. Gas fireplace in the great room. Maple kitchen with granite countertops, island & pantry. • Fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, garberator, double garage. • • • •

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LifeStyles

For the way you live

Steve & Gloria

778-988-1224

HAMILTON

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$

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19855 N. WILDWOOD CR., PITT MEADOWS

24104 102A AVENUE, MAPLE RIDGE

Attractive 4 bedroom home, completely renovated, on greenbelt lot. Huge covered deck + open deck. NEW: roof, flooring, light fixtures, furnace, HW tank, and freshly painted interior. COME AND TAKE A LOOK. $449,800.

Top quality home by CAVALIER HOMES. 3 storey home completely finished w/ SEPARATE ENTRANCE to BSMT. Open plan w/ 4 bedrms, 3½ bathrms, lge rec room, maple kitchen w/ centre island & laminate flooring. Fenced rear yd. Nice & clean w/ fresh paint. ACROSS FROM PARK. Easy to suite. Just $389,800.

604-561-0053 COLLEEN

LUKE

www.rpluke.com SMALL HOBBY AUTO SHOP DREAM

UNBEATABLE LOCATION!

/ 99 12 A.C. W! H O. O T W ON M $

10 mins to WC Express

$748,800

$294,800 # 219 2432 Welcher Avenue, PoCo.

22417 129 Avenue, Maple Ridge • 3 bdrm, 3 bath on 2 flat acres • 5 mins from downtown • New roof, furance, & HWT

• Detached double garage with mechanics stand • Plus 1 bedroom suite

• 2 bdrm 1½ bath townhome • SS appliances • Gas stove, oven, & FP

Fraipont & Manyk

EEN GR G! R E EV OMIN EC N I L Walk to

WC Express

• 2 UG parking stalls • Centrally located • Quick possession available

SUPER DEAL

GREAT PRICE $379,800

SUPER OPPORTUNITY!!!!! Thornhill Heights. Needs some work, BUT…THINK ABOUT IT. For the price, at $429,900, what can you get, even with the cost of upgrades? 3705 sq ft, 4 bedroom home with full basement, 2½ bathrooms, 2 gas fireplaces, detached double garage off lane.

Lovely 4 bedroom basement home on a huge 8400 sq ft lot, central location. Fresh decor and very clean. Many updates, roof, furnace, central air, windows, flooring, HW tank, bathroom, gas fireplaces, and plumbing fixtures. One look will do!

Art & Nathan

604.466.2838

Neufeld

professional teamwork ~ professional results • Detached home – stunning views of Mount Baker/Fraser River/Greenbelt • Private, hedged yard with deck & patio • Gated community – take life easy! • Central location – golf course nearby $

“River’s Edge” West Maple Ridge

High Performance Realtors Personal Real Estate Corporation

629,900

• 2,929 sq. ft. of quality craftsmanship • 2 storey home + walk out basement • 3 bedroom & den – 3.5 baths • Gourmet kitchen & appliances • Master suite – luxurious spa retreat

’ IN AM RE SC

604-657-6830 I artneufeld.com

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569,900

$

CALL GARY & LORRAINE FOR DETAILS! ~ 604.466.2838 ~ www.rltylink.com

24437 MCCLURE DRIVE UPLANDS AT MAPLECREST!!

FAMILY SIZED VALUE!! GREENBELT on 2 sides, fully finished basement, beautifully open 2 storey GREAT ROOM, 4 bedrooms & room for more, BIG DEN, upper media room, 3 ½ baths, short stroll to Samuel Roberston Secondary, big, flat backyard, awesome executive family location!

ROB JEEVES 604-240-2629 Ask Rob Jeeves

Licensed Assistant

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12197 210TH STREET QUARTER ACRE!!

Massive family sized lot in West Maple Ridge! IMMACULATE 3 bedroom basement entry home. DEN, big RECREATION ROOM set up for media, 3 year old roof, 2 ½ baths, great country feel close to schools, parks, bus connections. Pretty easy to suite for your extended family need.

OPEN SUNDAY 2–4

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275,000

#31-20630 118TH AVENUE • • • • •

3 Bdrms + 2 Bath 1,302 sqft End Unit New Flooring Single garage + covered carport

• Private fenced back yard • Family friendly complex • Close to WCE, shopping & Rec.

510,000

524,900

$

$

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BIG YARD-QUIET STREET • Lrg Corner Lot • 2180 sqft • SS Appliances + Granite countertops • Harwood floors

• One bedroom suite • Covered deck • RV parking • Excellent location

WALL TO WALL COMFORT • • • •

3 Bdrms + 3 Bath 2,052 sqft Bosch appliances Valour gas fireplace • French doors

• Hot tub & gazebo • Heat Pump • Private fenced back yard • Excellent location

www.AskRobJeeves.com • email: rjeeves@shaw.ca

22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge #2-19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

374,500

$

11957 237A STREET SPACIOUS RANCHER!!

FAMILY ROOM & vaulted ceilings accent this comfortable rancher. Gas fireplace, big living & dining rooms, comfortable kitchen. BEAUTIFUL private backyard with covered patio and a great garden shed. Double garage, flat lot & driveway, tremendously convenient neighbourhood.

159,900

$

#404–11605 227TH STREET TOP FLOOR AT FRASERVIEW!!

FIRST TIME offered since new! Enjoy the GREEN outlook from this TOP FLOOR 1 bedroom home, and the seasonal Fraser River view when the leaves drop! Bright & airy 12 FOOT ceilings in the living, dining & master bedroom. Air conditioned, hot water & natural gas included in the strata fee!

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JASON

EXNER

W NE

your family • your home • your town • your agent

G TIN LIS

604-818-9851 www.jasonexner.com OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4

DICK HUBER 604.250.3977

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11-1

MIKE HUBER 604.839.8647

SCOTT MEADUS 604.313.5727

$114,900

MLS# V956136

Location, Location, Location! 629,900

189,900

$

299,900

$

13461 240 STREET, MAPLE RIDGE

$

INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE

21466 MAYO PLACE, MAPLE RIDGE

• Whistler-inspired 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, executive home • Greenbelt Front AND Back!!! • Incredible 2 Bed In-law suite with huge kitchen/gas fireplace • High End Finishings and lots of extras

• • • • •

Centrally located 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath condo Laminate flooring, new counters Fully renovated bathrooms (beautiful!) Rentals allowed/pets allowed New vinyl windows

• • • •

Take your business to the next level 1900 square feet + mezzanine Office and bathroom space Large roll-up door - For forklift or large trucks • Call to view today!

BRENDA EXNER Experience working for you since 1980 604-603-8043 brenda@brendaexner.com

See virtual tours of all my listings at brendaexner.com

Charming two bedroom apartment within walking distance to schools, shopping and transportation. Very quiet neighbourhood and quiet side of the building. New roof, new boiler and renovated hallways. Age restricted to 25+, maintenance fees include heat and hotwater.

Al & Brenda

JENKINS

Fantastic 2218 sq ft townhome with private yard and double garage. Mainfloor has 9 ft ceilings, family room, living room, (both with fireplaces), 2 eating areas, and a dumbwaiter to the garage! Upstairs is a master suite with a fireplace and a dream walk in California closet professionally installed, complete with window. The ensuite has double sinks, tub and shower. The basement has a full bathroom(#4) and the large room could serve as a rec. room, or another bedroom. This is a ten, so don’t delay.…call today.

5 Acres

37-11757 236 Street

Best Condo Around

Superb 3 bdr, 2 bath home in the Galiano. Unit is very clean & has a big fenced yard. Complex has new roofs, new gutters and is meticulously maintained and is pet and kid friendly. Asking $269,900.

Great 2 bdrm, 2 bath ground floor home on the courtyard. Top of the line S/S appliances, granite counters, upgraded cabinets, fireplace & on the golf course. Asking $324,900.

RON MITCHELL

604-617-9642

$624,995

• Rare opportunity to own acreage without all the work • Updated 2600 sq ft home situated on a flat 0.57 of an acre • Large kitchen overlooks back yard & spacious deck perfect for entertaining • Located on a quiet rural road surrounded by farmland

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

23941 106th Avenue

$825,000 + HST

Call Dave at 604-341-0783

25676 112th Avenue

Cell: 604-351-0235

$899,900

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

E-mail: travis_franklin@telus.net

OpEn Sunday 12-2

OpEn HOuSE Sunday 12-2

23870 106th Avenue • Come view this fabulous home built by Falcon Homes & bring your offers! • Great open layout with granite & s/s appliances in the kitchen • Quiet streets & family neighborhood. • 4 bedrooms up and deluxe spa inspired ensuite in master • Don’t wait! Make this your home today!

$671,900+ HST Call Dave at 604-341-0783 26556 127th Avenue

399,900

$975,000

#30 23281 kanaka Way

$

11841 HaWtHornE strEEt

#405-11609 227tH strEEt

largE privatE Backyard • • • •

MLS# V973028

• Come explore this 5800 sq ft home situated on a flat acre • Main floor has an open layout including a huge gourmet kitchen • Master bedroom on the main with gas f/p, 5 piece ensuite and private patio • 7 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms • Basement can be easily suited

Well maintained 3 bedroom. Open floor plan with fireplace. Workshop & shed in backyard. Large laundry room with storage.

EmErald manor 55+ • • • •

MLS# V974471

Rare 3 bedrooms & 3 bath condo. Private 4th floor corner unit. Master with an ensuite & deck. Walking distance to all amenities

MLS# V972950

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

109,900

$

Location, Location, Location! • • • •

Centrally located 3 bedroom rancher Close to schools, shopping & transit Almost 1200 sq ft on over 8800 sq ft lot New above ground pool and deck in private fully-fenced back yard • Single garage with lots of parking • Great starter home or investment

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

DAVE TELEP PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

“Our service will move you”

4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. 2 large decks with a greenbelt view. Master bedroom with 5 pc ensuite. Sound proof media room downstairs. Well-maintained complex.

369,500

$

WoodridgE EstatEs • • • • •

12152 230th Street

$354,900

359,900

$

This home has it all!

Room for Everyone & Everything!

• Westcoast contemporary home exudes classic charm w/ modern updates • Over 3700 sq ft home on 5 fenced acres • Updated kitchen with granite counters & s/s appliances • Lots of windows & high ceilings allow for tons of natural light

www.ronmitchell.bc.ca

Residential & Commercial Real Estate

Open Sat & Sun 2-4 Bring Your Offers!

Check Out the View!

• Spectacular unobstructed mtn. view • Open great room layout with over 2400 sq ft of finished living space • Features include engineered hardwood floors, granite counters, crown mouldings and more! • Come see our showhome at 23870 106th Avenue Open Sat & Sun 2-4

Selling your Home for all it’s worth

Travis Franklin

www.teamtelep.com Lisa 604-970-2209 • lisa@teamtelep.com • Dave 604-341-0783

Pitt Meadows Paradise!

R OU LT E UA LIN T VIR ON

Great hobby farm ideal for horses with a 2200 sq foot 3 bdr, 3bath home. Huge barn too! The home has a fantastic country kitchen and has been totally renovated. Asking $759,900.

TEAM TELEP 13877 McKechnie Road

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2–4

V959273

20 YEAR LIFE MEMBER MEDALLION REALTOR

23281 KANAKA WAY, MAPLE RIDGE

389,900

12071 209th Street

www.brendajenkins.com E LIN ON S IL TA DE

V970672

$392,000

604-467-3871

Gorgeous Townhome in Woodbridge Estate

$

$399,000 23150 Peach Tree Court

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549,000

$

544,900

$

#212 12096 222 strEEt

21723 121st avEnuE

12268 214tH strEEt

comE and makE it yours!

ExcEptional upgradEs

1st timE on tHE markEt!

2nd fl corner unit-2 bdrm & 1 bath. All amenities just a walk away. Self managed and well maintained. Affordable gem, move in today

MLS# V969014

• • • •

Completely renovated. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Swimming pool and hot tub. Large 11,900 square foot lot.

MLS# V970222

• • • •

4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Large well maintained home. Large lot located on a quiet street. Walking distance to schools.

MLS# V966945


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4 bdrms up! 3 baths, den on main! Unfinished bsmt w/separate entry & roughed-in plumb. 2 storey + bsmt for you to customize! Brand new & affordable living! Det dble garage. $349,900

1/2 duplex with detached double garage is an excellent family setup. Open concept + den on main. 4 bdrms up! 3 full baths! Full unfin. bsmt w/separate entry & roughed-in plumbing. $349,900

Beautiful 2 storey + full bsmt. Quartz stone counters, open kitch to “great rm” Custom f/p! 4 bdrms up, den on main, room for in-laws! Lane access, detached garage. $499,500

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5.85 acres - maple ridge

Perfect for a hobby farm, 3 12x12 horse stalls, tack & hay storage, workshop & 96x55 ft riding arena. 2700+ sq. ft. wellmaintained 2 storey home w/5 bdrms & 3 1/2 baths. Spacious kitchen has fabulous new counters, upgraded sink. $739,900 To view call mindy 604.826.1000 #0826

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Location, Location!

3 Bdrm in maple ridge

rV parking - maple ridge

View in maple ridge

maple r. mobiles $69,900

Commercial—70 mile house

80x90 corner lot, walking distance to transit, schools & shops. Top of the line 2 yr old kitch. has lots of cabinets, tile flrs & newer appl. Bathrms updated. New sundeck. $519,900

Excellent family neighbourhood. Quick access to Abernathy Way & walk dist to schools. Cozy wood stove in liv room. Fully finished downstairs. Private back yard w/pond. $429,900

2 bdrm rancher, 50’x200’ lot. Has a 24’x20’ heated garage/workshop w/220 wiring. RV parking. Large fully fenced backyard w/10’x8’ storage shed. $319,500

2 bdrm w/view of river, mtns & beyond. Walk to West Coast Xpress & all amen. Open layout. Sep soaker tub & shower. 2 balc. Pets welcome (w/restrictions). Move in and enjoy. $179,900

Centrally located with many updates!! Electrical upgraded w/new CSA #, newer roof! New skirting, flooring, windows, new ceiling in mbdrm & hallway! Fully fenced & private yard! $69,900

Great business opportunity! Working motel & restaurant on 1.73 acres. Motel has 9 rental units plus a caretakers residence. Rest. has seating for 50. Call for further info. $449,500

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Comm/res Bldg in Trail

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walk the Kids to school!

Car repair Guys, Truckers

huge 27’x212’ Lot!!

under $300,000

2 Legal pid’s!

What a deal!! Solid older 3 storey + bsmt. Good exposure corner. Commercial on main, 2 - 1 bdrm apts on each 2nd & 3rd floor. This art-deco bldg is a great buy!! $199,900

Split level with modern colours. Perfect for the young family with large rooms. Walk to the corner store & playground. Patio with fire pit & quaint tool shed. Nice view of the mountains. $349,500

Re-done 2 storey. Separate 27'6x20' shop w/mezz, 12' ceil. 6000+ sqft lot, huge sundeck. Updated kitch, flrs, bathrms, 4 bdrms up all w/walk-in cl. Laundry up. Deal of the Summer! $299,900

No strata fees here. Main floor is big & open w/loads of south facing windows, a gas f/p & vaulted ceil 4 bdrms up. Huge fam room down. Updated kitchen, baths w/heated tiles. $299,900

Character 3 bdrm + den home. Redone top to bottom within last 6 yrs. Updated kitchen, bathroom, furnace. Original softwood floors, high ceilings on main, baseboards & crown mould. $299,900

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superb buy! priced to sell

adorable rancher!

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1st time home buyer or new family! 5837 sq ft lot! Seconds to town! Walk to the rec centre & pool, West Coast Express! Why pay rent or strata fees? Affordability at its cutest! $249,900

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walk to sevenoaks

Spaciosu end unit backs onto greenspace. 55+ 2 bdrm + den. Oak floors, solar lights, gas f/p. Walk-out bsmt mostly finished. Strata includes cable. New roof, newer furnace. $264,900 To view call mindy 604.826.1000 #0863

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#0987

over 1000 sq Ft Condo!

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#0950

1250 sqft 3 bdrm

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2 bdrm w/view of river, mtns & beyond. Walk to West Coast Xpress & all amen. Open layout. Sep soaker tub & shower. 2 balc. Pets welcome (w/restrictions). Move in and enjoy. $179,900

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#0976

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#0915

Fabulous Getaway!

Centrally located 2 bedroom. Adult oriented complex. Close to all amenities. $139,500

Corner unit w/Mt. Baker view!! Walk to restaurants, shopping & banking. Parking nearby!! Close to transportation routes. No rental restrictions. Private balcony. $93,500

Priced to sell! Double wide with addition! Vaulted ceilings, f/p, built-in hutch in din/rm, separate laundry. Ensuite, big yard, lots of parking. Immediate possession! $69,900

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Nestled in the center of Maple Ridge, Balsam Creek offers beautifully handcrafted single family homes.

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Starting at 520,000 + HST $

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• 4182 sq. ft. • 2 storey w/finished basement • 6 bedrooms, 4 baths • Great for the growing family • Double garage with tandem

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• 3271 sq. ft. • 2 storey w/basement • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths • 7393 sq. ft. lot • Landscaped and fenced • Double garage and workshop

Fenced & Cross fenced / 4 Stall Barn with hayloft Covered Trailer & Equipment area 3 Bedroom Rancher / Detached Workshop Walk to School, Transit and Whonnock Lake long private driveway... 11121 Hynes Street THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE !!!

$799,000 mls V977080

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23422 Huston (off Balsam)

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Downsizers not always looking for small spaces

Living outside of the box When you’re considering downsizing, the thought of living in a small apartment may turn you off of the idea. But recently developments like Waterstone in Langley have offered larger condominium homes for sale, and baby boomers are flocking to them. “They want the floorplan to feel like a single-family house,” says Scott Brown, senior vice-president for residential and commercial marketing services at Colliers International. “Baby boomers have difficulty seeing anything under 1,000 square feet as large enough.” But it’s more than larger floorplans that attract downsizers. “They want the things that you would

typically see in a house,” Brown says. Among those things are amenities such as a fitness centre and pool. Location is also a big draw. “They always say ‘go west young man’ but in this case it’s ‘go east baby boomer!’” Brown laughs, saying that many downsizers leave their home in a pricier area and move east into a more inexpensive neighbourhood. “They don’t want to lose their social circle,” Brown says, “but they are looking for something a little more affordable. ... They will often move closer to their kids, who can’t usually afford a single-family home when they’re starting out.”

Situated in the rapidly growing community of Burke Mountain, homeowners (and coach home tenants!) will have beautiful views over Coquitlam and the surrounding area. Shops, restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities are located nearby, while an elementary school is literally moments away. “This is such a family-friendly neighbourhood,” says Calahan. “The infrastructure is in place. These

homes are truly nestled in a mature neighbourhood.” Morningstar has opened preregistration for Somerton, and Calahan says that they’ve already had over 200 people inquire about the development. “This type of home is really in demand,” she says. “These are homes that everyone will love.” Homes will start in the upper$600,000s. For more information, visit www.mstarhomes.com.

‘Really the right product at the right time’

Morningstar brings coach homes to Coquitlam By Kerry Vital

Morningstar Homes is introducing a new type of single-family home to Coquitlam with its newest project, Somerton. Bringing an added coach home to their always-gorgeous floorplans, Morningstar is offering a degree of livability and affordability that is unique to the area. “Coquitlam has never done this before,” says Deborah Calahan, VicePresident of Sales and Marketing for Morningstar. “This is really the right product at the right time.” With 34 homes in the development, 21 of which will have coach homes (the others will have the option for a legal suite in the finished basement), Morningstar is building on its legacy for amazing homes. “We have the right recipe for what we do,” says Calahan. “We start from a point of what we do best, which is meeting the needs of our customers.” The homes range in size from 3,017 to over 3,100 square feet. However, Somerton’s new plans include a few extra touches that set them apart. For example, the Ellsworth plan now includes vaulted ceilings on the second floor and a semi-wall with a linear fireplace that is open on either side, so you can enjoy it from your formal dining room or your living room area. Morningstar is showcasing many of its usual amazing features here, including a seamless glass shower in the ensuite bathroom and a huge tub for relaxing after a long day. The kitchen breakfast bar is perfect for entertaining, and an extra nook that can be used as office or study space or room for children to play while you cook is a masterstroke of convenience. But it’s the coach homes that are the fantastic part of Somerton. They are located behind the homes themselves, above a double-car garage. With 512 square feet of living space, they feature a bedroom, bathroom, and open-plan layout in the living areas with a vaulted ceiling. The huge picture window in the living area lets the light pour in and makes the home feel spacious. The kitchen has rough-ins for future appliances while the bathroom is roughed-in for a stackable washer/ dryer, making the coach home a complete living space! “This space offers unlimited possibilies,” says Calahan. “It can be everything from a nanny suite to an artist studio to a man cave. Kids that

won’t leave home or older parents that need to be close – it offers the purchaser options never before available in Coquitlam. It can also be a straight mortgage helper. There is so much potential here.” In fact, Calahan sees buyers being able to get at least $800 a month for renting out the coach home. That can go a long way towards helping with a mortgage payment. “It’s really special,” says Calahan. “Giving buyers a rental opportunity that is private and separate from their home is very attractive and leaves the basement as even more space for the purchaser to enjoy.”

This space has unlimited possibilities,” says Deborah Calahan, vice-president of sales and marketing for Morningstar Homes.

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The homes at Morningstar’s Somerton will include coach homes for the first time, along with the company’s usual beautiful features such as spacious floorplans and gourmet-worthy kitchens.


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Weightlifter bound for Belfast Local corrections officer hopes to break his own record at 2013 world Police and Fire Games by Ro b er t M a n g e ls d or f staff reporter

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ince Martin gets to see the worst of the worst on a daily basis. As a corrections officer and member of the regional emergency response team, Martin routinely finds himself in dangerous situations. Prison riots and hostage rescues are all in a day’s work. Given the dangerous nature of his job, it’s not surprising that Martin spends as much time as he does training at the gym. The Maple Ridge resident holds the World Police and Fire Games record for the “push/pull” event, which combines the bench press and dead lift. Martin is hoping to compete in the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Belfast, Northern Ireland, next year. Martin won gold in the 2009 Games, when they were held in Vancouver. Last year, he travelled to New York, where he defended his title. But in his work as a corrections officer and in competition as a weight-lifter, his most relied-upon muscle is often his brain, not his biceps. “A good day is when you can diffuse a situation quickly, and not have to rely on your muscles,” he says. Strategy often trumps brute force, and ensures Martin gets home to his wife, Heather, and his three sons, in one piece. Similarly, strategy can play a key role in weightlifting as well. At the 2011 World Police and Fire Games, Martin realized a loophole in rules and increased the weight for his final lift while his closest competitor was in the middle of their final lift. That meant the competitor couldn’t increase his weight to match or beat Martin’s. Martin successfully lifted his final weight, and earned his second gold medal at the Games. “Knowing the rules and using them to your advantage is part of competition,” he says. “I like to

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Maple Ridge corrections officer Vince Martin trains at Champion Athletic Club in preparation for the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Martin won gold in the push/pull event, which combines the bench press and dead lift, at the 2009 and 2011 games. joke that I pick things up and put them down again, but obviously there’s a lot more too it than that.” At 41 years old, Martin’s training regimen is also strategic. He’s changed his routine to allow his body more time for recovery, which means longer, more intense workouts, less often. “If you overtrain you can burn yourself out, and that’s how you get sick or injured,” he says. Martin now only works out every other day, instead of going two to three days in a row before taking a day off for rest. The plan seems to be working. Martin bench presses in excess of 400 pounds, and can dead lift more than 625 pounds. Last year

at the 2011 World Police and Fire Games in New York, he lifted a combined 1,022 pounds, breaking the Games record, which he set two earlier in Vancouver. Martin started weight-lifting while in high school, part of his training as a member of the wrestling and rugby teams. He began competing in a body building competitions in his late 20s, and went as far as the Western Canadian championships in 1999 and 2003. However, Martin didn’t discover competitive weight-lifting until later in life. “I was always told by my friends and gym partners that I was strong for my size,” he says. “[The

World Police and Fire Games] came to Vancouver, so I thought I’d give it a shot.” One of the many people that encouraged Martin to compete was Steve Moghari, owner of Champion Athletic Club in Maple Ridge, where Martin trains. “They’ve been a great support at the gym,” says Martin. But his biggest supporter has been his wife, Heather. “She keeps my head screwed straight,” he says. “Without her, I wouldn’t be able to balance my job, training, being a dad, and being a husband. “I wouldn’t be able to do it without her.” Despite the fact he’ll competing

against fellow law enforcement officers and firefighters 10 to 15 years younger than him next year in Belfast, Martin says he is hoping to top 1,150 pounds combined, breaking his old record and setting a new personal best. Being one of the oldest competitors in his division just adds more motivation. “I like kicking the young guys’ butts,” he says.

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The News/scoreboard Hockey Pacific Junior Hockey League Regular season standings Harold Brittain Conference Teams Abbotsford Pilots Ridge Meadows Flames Aldergrove Kodiaks Mission City Outlaws Port Moody Panthers

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Ridge Meadows Flames scoring Player Matthew Bissett Sean Pesut Adam Bartsch Alexander Smith Nicholas Coltura Reece Rivard Paul Piluso Nolan Wallinger Marco Ballarin Ryan Lisowsky Bradley Wardner Christopher Nakamura Travis Oddy Trevor Sutton Michael Nolan Max Metzner Mitchell Plevy Jacob Taylor Clayton Lake

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Stick stretch Justin Dhinsa (left) of Ridge Meadows midget C3 hockey team battles for the puck with a player from the Coquitlam C4 Chiefs during a game at Pitt Meadows Arenas on Sunday.

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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. Friday, Nov. 2 • The Maple Ridge Christmas Festival Society is holding a Celtic music fundraiser to help fund this year’s annual Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade. The concert takes place Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Burnett Fellowship Church, 20639 123rd St., Maple Ridge. All the proceeds from this event will go toward covering the more than $10,000 cost of planning the Maple Ridge Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 (including HST) and refreshments will be available by donation.

• Come cheer on your Pitt Meadows Marauders senior football team as they host the Langley Saints in the final game of the regular season. Pitt Meadows Community Sports Field, 19438 116 B Ave. Free to attend, all ages welcome, and refreshments available. Game time is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 • Join the Haney Farmers Market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Golden Ears United Church on Dewdney Trunk Road at 222nd Street in Maple Ridge for the Autumn Market. Lots of vendors, inside and outside. Pancake breakfast from 9:30 to 11 a.m. www.haneyfarmersmarket.org • A free community discussion on how to cope with homeless and free-roaming cat overpopulation in Maple Ridge takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hammond Community Centre, 20601 Westfield Ave., Maple Ridge. Open to all residents of Maple Ridge and those employees who work in Maple Ridge with an interest in cats. Free lunch and refreshments. RVSP to mapleridgecats.eventbrite. ca. For more information email spayneuter@spca.bc.ca or contact Geoff Urton at 1-800-665-1868. Sunday, Nov. 4 • Alouette Field Naturalists outing to Cliff Falls Park. Meet at 228th Street at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Alison at 604-463-3902. • The Odeum Theatre Society is looking for voting members to attend its first annual general meeting. Anyone interested in joining Odeum Theatre Society as a voting member, we will be having our first meeting and member sign-up at 6 p.m. at Westacres, 23575 – 124th ave. Membership is $5 for individuals, $10 per family, and no charge for charter

POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS - MAPLE RIDGE When: September 12, 2012 to December 21, 2012 Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

members and members under the age of 21.  • Ham radio, computer, and electronics swap meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows. Tuesday, Nov. 6 • The next meeting of the Garibaldi Art Club is at 7 p.m. in the Craft Room, third floor, Maple Ridge ACT. Members will be discussing plans for the Fall Show, Nov. 16 to 18. Please bring an item for the gift baskets that will be raffled at the show. Deadline for Fall Show registration forms is Nov. 6. GAC membership is $50, or $40 for seniors. New members welcome. For more information check our website: www. GaribaldiArtClub.com Thursday, Nov. 8 • 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. Drop by and learn more about what they do and what cycling means for the community. For more info, email Jackie at jchow23708@yahoo.ca or go to www.rmcyclist.info. • The SFU Philosophers’ Cafe meets at the Arts Centre and Theatre at 7 p.m., ll944 Haney Place. This month’s topic is, “Can an objective morality exist without a God?” Moderator is Larry Green, co-sponsored by the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Art Council. Everyone welcome. Registration and experience not required.   • Alouette Field Naturalists meeting at Ridge Meadows Seniors’ Activity Centre, 12150 224th Street, Maple Ridge, at 7:30 p.m. For more

information, contact Duanne at 604-463-8743. Tuesday, Nov. 13 • 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. Ongoing • Maple Ridge Single Mothers’ Group meets every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Family Education and Support Centre, 22554 Lougheed Hwy Come and meet other women, connect with resources, share stories and support in a friendly space. Free service, free child minding is available. Registration is required. Offered in partnership with Family Education and Support Centre and YWCA Metro Vancouver. For more information, visit www. ywcavan.org/singlemothers • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday in Pitt Meadows. New members are always welcome. The group meets at 7 p.m. at Harris Road Co-op Clubhouse, 19250 – 119th Ave, Pitt Meadows. For more information please call Rena at 604-460-1398, or Eloise at 604-465-7316. • Help Portrait Ridge Meadows is looking for three volunteer hairstylists to help with Help Portrait 2012 on Dec. 8, 2012. Photographers around the world will be using their photography skills to give back to their local community by finding families and individuals in need, and offering to take their portrait and print the photograph for free. If you are interested in volunteering locally, email smile@helpportraitridgemeadows.com, or by calling Andrea at 604-764-8249.

Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in the Maple Ridge area. Boundaries: North: Mountains East: Stave Lake South: Dewdney Trunk Road West: 232nd Street Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by

For more information about our current work or other vegetation management practices, please call Ken Laturnus your area coordinator of Vegetation Maintenance, at 604 469-8809.

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Westview Secondary Annual Soccer Exchange Guadalajara, Mexico Feb. 27-March 9, 2013

Boys and Girls - Grades 8-11, Ages 13-17. Cost: $900.00

(All students attending school or living in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows are welcome) Contact: Dennis Schmidt, Teacher/Coach

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Ruth Elizabeth Finseth passed away peacefully on October 30, 2012 in the wonderful care of the Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody. She had a lengthy struggle with lymphoma & dementia. Born Ruth Hall in September 1924 to Charles and Marie Hall of Clanwilliam, Manitoba, she moved to Vancouver in 1941 at the tender age of 17 – she attended business school, helped her aunt and uncle raise their two children and through her involvement with the Lutheran Church met her husband Mal Finseth. They married in 1949 and raised 3 sons - Greg, Rick and Kevin - mainly at their awesome family home in Maple Ridge. She is survived by her sons, her daughters-in-law Claudia & Jan and her grandchildren Eric, Sarah, Sonia and Theo.

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Ruth was a careful, cautious person who never wasted anything. She was generous with her family and friends. She was kind, patient and accepting of what life had to offer. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years in Maple Ridge. She was an active bowler and walker until the age of 87. And she remained active in the Lutheran Church. She lived a full, independent life right up til the end. She will be missed by her sons, her extended family and all the friends she made along the way. A memorial service in her honour will be held at King Of Life Lutheran Church 1198 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam on Saturday November 10 @ 11 am. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers please donate to Crossroads Hospice Society, Port Moody. Condolence may be sent to

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

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F/T INSIDE WORKERS required for COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY in Port Coquitlam. 10am-2pm Mon-Fri. $13/hr. Apply in person at: #205, 1515 Broadway St, Port Coquitlam.

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Needed in Maple Ridge Get on the fast track to a new career in 38 Weeks Maple Ridge- There’s a desperate need for Health Care Assistants in Maple Ridge. In fact, B.C.’s healthcare sector has grown by 28% since 1997 and employers are struggling to fill vacancies. Much of the demand is due to increases in the senior population. Health Care Assistants provide personal care, companionship and other important medical support services. Be in Demand as a Certified Health Care Assistant Discovery College in Maple Ridge offers an accelerated 38 week program in Health Care Assisting. Even with focused, short-term training we can barely keep up with employer demand. Almost 100% of the latest Discovery graduating class found jobs upon completion. Train Only 3 Days a Week 100% Onsite at a Long Term Care Facility

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NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 25 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement EXCELLENT REF’S -WCB Insured

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ELECTRICAL DESIGN DRAFTSPERSON. Electrical Engineering Consulting firm requires Electrical Design Draftsperson in our Kamloops office. Preferably minimum 1 year experience. Apply in writing to ICI Electrical & Control Consulting Ltd. Email: sean@ici-electrical.com Closing date for applications November 16, 2012.

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Prompt Delivery Available

MEDICAL/DENTAL

THE Cascades, a residential care home in Chilliwack is seeking RNs. FT & Casuals. Resume & Cover letter to cheryl.little@balticproperties.ca or fax: 604-795-5693

K & J Complete Painting and Home Services Ask about our Specials

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING Seven Days a Week

TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

Call or go online for more information Evenings and weekends now available Funding may be available

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COMMUNITY Support Workers Pacific Coast Community Resources are recruiting casual community support workers for the Maple Ridge area. Positions exist in a group home setting. Work involves personal care but more importantly community integration is our primary focus. Experience and education in the community living sector, a class 4dl as well as first aid are preferred requirements. Please forward your resume to: Pacific Coast Community Resources, 20972 River Road, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 1Z9, email: resume@pccri.com

EDUCATION

Health Care Assistants

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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604 575 5555

Your Career Starts Here

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Join our marketing / promo team Must be OUTGOING and POSITIVE If you enjoy friendly competition And a fun work environment Call Tory today!

41011026 - Pitt Meadows Albertan St, Fairfield Ave, Herring Pl, Wildcrest Ave

EDUCATION

PERSONAL SERVICES

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

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PLUMBING

360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416

JAGUAR LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Service. Design, Pruning, Lawns, Cleanups, Comm/ Res. (604)466-1369

SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

HOGFUEL

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

Please call for pricing 604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

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MISC SERVICES

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

EXPERT POWER WASHING Services..

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

www.expertpowerwashing.com

Meadows Landscape Supply

Mike 604-961-1280

604-465-1311

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PLUMBING

✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

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TREE SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

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

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households

463-4449 or 209-6583

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

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

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, asphalt shingles, flat roofs, WCB/BBB. Cln Gutters-$80. Senior disc. 10%. 604-240-5362. www.glroofing.ca

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

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Shake Conversions, Re & Re Asphalt

Repairs & Gutter cleaning Junk Removal available 28 years experience

Chris 604-462-9009

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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EQUESTRIAN

CEDAR HOGFUEL Special Fall prices

APARTMENT/CONDOS

LUXURY OCEAN FRONT CONDOS! Resort Spa Restaurant Golf Marina

1-888-996-2746 x5470 MAPLE RIDGE CONDO. Rent to Own. 2-bdrm, 2-bath, $1650/mo. $235,000. Keller Williams Elite Realty (604)418-3162

Augustine Soil & Mulch Ltd. Pitt Meadows, BC

604-465-5193

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Bright & Clean 2 BR - 2 baths in 55+ complex. Spacious kitch, non-slip tiles, roll-out shelves, newer appliances, air-conditioning and gas F/P. Excellent Strata Management, secure U/G prkg and LOW maintenance fees.

Royal Lepage Dave @ 604-240-3523

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com POMERANIAN - 2 weeks old, black w/ a touch of white. 1st shot, vet checked. $550 (604)941-2959

627

HOMES WANTED

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

630

LOTS

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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

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Deluxe 2 & 3 Bdrm. st Available November 1

Gas F/P, D/W, garburator, laundry hook-up, underground prk. Across from Elem. School. Walk to W. Coast Express. No pets. For more information, google us.

Phone 604-465-9823

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

Coquitlam Center Co-op Refurbised 3 bdrm apt. Available immediately Cls to transit, shops & schools $1100/mo. No subsidy. sandy@terramanagement.ca Or phone 604 945 5864

Fraser View 2 Apartments

Certified Crime Free Multiple Housing

11698 ~ 224th Street

Building has been TOTALLY RENOVATED 1 Bedroom suites Avail

$650/mo. incl hot water NP

604.418.1932

Immediately Maple Ridge

One Bedroom Suite from $700/mo Richard 604-369-1096 MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St 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)

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS General Household Auction

Monday Nov. 5th, 7:00pm

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

1 & 2 Bdrms from $655 & $840 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes cable, heat, hot water & parking Seniors discount 21387 Dewdney Trunk Rd

(604)466-5799

MAPLE RIDGE NEWER APARTMENTS ◆ 1 & 2 Bdrm starting at $750 ◆ Six Appliances ◆ Secured Underground Prkg. ◆ Cls. to West Coast Express ◆ Adult Oriented

22334 - 117th Ave Phone 604-463-5660 Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, n/pets. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

604.467.1170 NEW WEST 621 Colburne; Avail asap, quiet & clean 1 bdrm, 1 blk to Queens Park & Canada Games pool. No pets, $725. 604-454-4540 PITT MEADOWS The Penthouse. Super, Spacious, Handy. Deluxe apt. almost 1100 s.f., 2 bed, 2 full bath, top floor, gas f/place, 2 car u/g prkg, extra storage, dining area, 6 s/steel app., b/i vacuum, sec. sys., balc, walk to WCEx & shops, Nov.1, no pets, no smoking. Refs. Req. $1200/mo. 778-628-6807

Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

741

TRANSPORTATION

OFFICE/RETAIL

810

AUTO FINANCING

GREAT LOCATION

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

12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES 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. Glenbrookhomes.net

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

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

Teak furniture, electric scooter, TV’s, dining suites, tools, etc. VIEW: Day of Sale fr 10am CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322 www.centralauction.ca

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

ASPHALT GRINDINGS Great for Driveways; NO DUST Builds water resistant surface For DELIVERY Call 604-218-6554

533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

545

FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)726-3024

641

TOWNHOUSES

Central Maple Ridge 2Bdrm Ground Level Townhouse. Renovated, new paint, carpet and all new appl. as of Dec 2011 Age 45+ Pets allowed. Asking $246,500.00 Low Strata fees Ph 778-999-4538

RENTALS

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

Maple Ridge Central

Certified Crime Free Clean, Quiet Building for Mature Adults Only. 1 Bdrm. gas F/P. No Pets, Non Smoker

$525 + util’s

706

APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows - Solaris Towers Units Brand New or Under 2 Years Old *1 Bdrm +den *2 Bdrm *2Bdrm +den *3 Bdrm *3 Bdrm +den. Call for details.

Call 604-464-7548

Visit our website for other rental properties:

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COQUITLAM CTR. 2/bdrm corner apt. 5/appli. $1100/mo + util. N/S. Avail Dec 1. (604)941-4454

(604) 467- 5271 MAPLE RIDGE Central Mature Adult building 1 Bdrm apt., newly reno’d u/g parking,cable incld $650/mo, n/p, ref’s, For appoint 11am to 5pm (778)327-8405.

Maple Ridge Centre 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Newly renovated, hardwood floors, heat & hot water included. No pets. From $750/mo for 1 bdrm; $950 for 2 bdrms. Avail now. Close to amenities.

Call 604.467.5677

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

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

604-463-3000

746

ROOMS FOR RENT

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

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

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

750

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

coquitlam 1/2 duplex 5 bdrm 2.5 baths carport NS/NP newly decorated Dec 1. $1950m. 604-939-9112 MAPLE RIDGE Ctrl 2 bdrm, full bath, carport, Xstorage, own w/d, np,ns, Nov 1 $950 (604)808-6874 PORT COQUITLAM Lower Mary Hill spac 3bdrm upper 5appl f/p N/P big yd $1275+util 604-785-3980

736

HOMES FOR RENT $1,900/MONTH

Totally renovated 3 bedroom split level home surrounded by acreage. All appliances, H/W floors on main, carpet up. Master En-suite with great view of pasture and mountains. Available Nov 1 or 15th. Royal Lepage Property Management Div Dave @ 604-240-3523 MAPLE RIDGE 12880 216 St., 4 bdrm. house, 6 appl., $1995 mo. + utils. (604)722-5609 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.

NEWLY RENOVATED COQUITLAM Centre, nr schls/college. 4Bdrm, 2baths, recroom, storage, lrg yrd. $1600. 604-939-0273. WHONNOCK 3 bdrm house, 2 car garage on 10 acres. N/s, $2500/mo. Avail now 604-826-4808 604-855-1235 Ask for Baljinder Gill WHONNOCK 3 bdrm. mfg. house, 5 appl., lge. deck. N/S N/P. Nov. 1. $1000 mo. 604-462-1005 W. MAPLE RIDGE 201 St/Dewdney, clean 2 bdrm. rancher, lge. fenced yard, $1200 mo. + utils. Dec. 1 604-418-6157 604-463-5453

1-888-229-0744

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SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM Riverside, 3 bdrm ste priv ldry, $1200 incl utils/cble/net N/S. Dec 1. 604-941-6264

E. Central MR 2 Bdrm , 1Bath suite, near bus stop. Hardwood floors, basic TV cable provided. N/P N/S Avail Now $750 + 1/3 utilities PH 604-418-6813 Maple Ridge 1 Bdrm a/g ste. Quiet, bright, pri. Incl wifi, hd tv, heat, shrd lndry. $695. Dec 1st 604-209-8964. MAPLE RIDGE, 216TH & Ridgeway, Reno’d 900 sf. lrg. bdrm. + den, F/bath. Laminate flrs. & tile. Sep. ent. Fenc’d yrd. Wifi, cable, laundry, pets ok. $800 + 1/3 utils. Avail on or bef Dec1. Refs req. 604-467-9459

MAPLE RIDGE W. 207 Lougheed. New 2 bdrm, quiet cul-de-sac, laminate flrs. NP/NS. Refs. $950 incl utils. Avail Dec 1. 604-961-0727

PORT COQUITLAM, 1500 - 3000 sq ft. Ground floor commercial area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/ Shaughnessy intersection. Call 604-464-3550.

Loans

COQUITLAM - Douglas College. 1 Bdr gr/lvl, full patio, garden suite, full bath, new w/d, alrm syst, 4 appli’s, new lam floors, pkng. Ns/np $850/mo incl utils. 604-805-2471.

604.465.7221

604-464-3550

Auto

Call 604-467-3944

Silver Valley 2Bdrm Ground level ste. Priv.entry/laundry, NS/NP $750 mo. incl util 604-463-1043

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557 GUARANTEED

Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen / bath / living. Quiet older Non-Smoking House. $400 & $450 604.941.2959

W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

1 Bdrm & den $835 2 Bdrm corner suite $895

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

Haney Motor Hotel

MAPLE RIDGE, 3 bdrm, sep lndry, NP, avail Dec1, $1100/mth. incl hydro & heat. Phone (778)558-9096.

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

604-463-7450 604-463-2236

MAPLE RIDGE

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express

PORT COQUITLAM

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$890

&

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RENTALS

Glenwood Manor Apartments

MAPLE RIDGE

MAPLE RIDGE Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet ✔ dewormed. $850. 604-795-7662

SUNDECKS

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

APARTMENT/CONDO

Maple Ridge

Pitt Meadows

MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm condo with u/g pkng. Avail now. $1000/mo. Gordon Tower @ 222nd/Dewdney. 604-467-4450 or 604-355-1356.

TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

706

WOW ! Just $197,000

OPEN HOUSE Nov 3 Sat 1-3PM

604.587.5865

• • •

BRENTWOOD Apartments

2 Bdrm. & 2 Bath Was $850k ~ Now $399,900 www.MarinSemiahmoo.com

MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915.

www.recycleitcanada.ca

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

PETS

But Dead Bodies!!

Recycled Earth Friendly

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

REAL ESTATE

bradsjunkremoval.com

RECYCLE-IT!

MISC. FOR SALE

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

Haul Anything... Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379

KEYBOARD, Yamaha TSA1500, cd ROM and manuals, like new, sell for $500. (604)824-1903

T & K Haulaway

220.JUNK(5865)

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

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

778-233-4949

604.

MATTRESSES starting at $99

609

RUBBISH REMOVAL

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

APARTMENT/CONDO

Bright 2 bdrm apt.

560

AUTOS: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking.

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

706

RENTALS

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

356

RENTALS

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr sedan auto fully loaded only 22K local $9,500 obo. 604-218-9795

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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

MAPLE RIDGE

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

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

Port Moody Furn lge bright 1 bdrm on main Lam flr $1000 cbl/net W/D incl NS/NP Nice view 604-937-0855 W.W. PLATEAU, 2 bdrm 900sf bsmt ste, 4 appls, NP/NS. $880/mo + 1/3 utils. 604-306-6136

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

SUITES, UPPER

MAPLE RIDGE 3 bdrm., 2 baths, newly reno, nr. schools, bus, parks. $1300 mo. Dec. 1. (604)722-4415 Maple Ridge 3 bdrm in newer home Garage jacuzzi tub nr schls/ament Avail now $1650 incl hydro N/P 604-374-3829

752

TOWNHOUSES

CENTRAL Maple Ridge: 3 bdrm, 2 bath newer-age T/H, 1250sqft, laundry, yard, driveway/garage. Avail. Nov 15. $1530 + utls, small pets neg., n/s. Call 604-377-2660. 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

TRANSPORTATION 809

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

SNOW TIRES - four mounted Cooper M&S snow tires “Snowflake” 235/70 R 16, less than 20K on them. $500. 604-328-2837.

810

AUTO FINANCING

Notice is hereby given that on November 18th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at 11985 - 203rd St., Maple Ridge, B.C., the undersigned; Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Darcy Kindred................ G004 Michael Nicholls...............F031 Christopher Sampson......J014 Gord Rogers....................B021 Sherrie Lyn Williams.......C070 Mathew Tollefson............D035


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MEAN WHILE…

THE CITIZENS OF MAPLE RIDGE HAVE SUFFERED FROM AWFUL VEHICLE PRICES FOR TOO LONG.

LUCKILY, I’VE RE-OPENED SUPER DAVE’S MAPLE RIDGE HYUNDAI TO SAVE THEM!

I CAN’T WAIT ‘TIL THEY HEAR WE HAVE OVER 250 VEHICLES READY TO TEST DRIVE IN STOCK!

2007 Kia Rondo EX

2008 Hyundai Tiburon GTP

2010 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD

2.7L V6 auto, leather, air, tilt, cruise, pw/pl, 17" alloys, stability control. 83,176 kms. #I5295

2.7L V6 manual, leather, air, tilt, cruise, pw/ pl, power sunroof. 64,305 kms. #H5158

3.7L V6 auto, trailer tow group, Selec-Trac II Active Full time 4WD. 69,350 kms. #J3242

WAS $14,795

WAS $17,597

WAS $20,995

$12,877*

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe GL

2008 Honda CR-V LX

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

3.5L V6 FWD 6AT Sport auto, air, tilt, cruise, pw/ pl, sunroof, step rails. 28,895 kms. #H5198A

2.4L auto, air, tilt, cruise, pw/pl, stability control, all season tires. 84,375 kms. #I1064

2.4L auto, air, cruise, pw/pl, heated seats, fog lights, sunroof. 51,748 kms. #H0230

WAS $27,995

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$26,995*

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2009 Chrysler Aspen Limited

2009 Hyundai Genesis

2010 Hyundai Veracruz Limited

5.7L V8 auto 4x4 HEMI, leather, navigation, rear DVD, tow pkg. 79,700 kms. #C5798

3.8L V6 auto, leather, air, tilt, cruise, pw/pl, navigation. 54,200 kms. #H2508

3.8L V6 auto, air, cruise, leather, power sunroof. 36,586 kms. #H0429

WAS $29,493

WAS $30,999

WAS $37,995

$28,493*

$28,999*

$31,767

604 467 3401 23213 Lougheed Highway • mapleridgehyundai.com *Prices plus applicable taxes and fees. DL#7356

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