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Driver charged in fatal crash Impaired driving one of three against Christine Marchand by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

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Helping hands Miranda Tymoschuk (Centre), along with Jenna Crews, her sister Megan, and Leah Bedford put icing on sour cream cookies as they prepare for a Christmas bake sale this Saturday in Haney Place Mall to raise money for Miranda to go to Ghana. See story p10.

A woman suspected of driving drunk has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a Maple Ridge father earlier this year. Christine Anne Marchand made a first appearance in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court Wednesday on three criminal charges related to the fatal accident. She faces one count each of impaired driving causing death, causing an accident resulting in death, and dangerous driving causing death. “This has been a very complex investigation where Ridge Meadows RCMP Traffic Service and Serious Crimes Unit have worked together to prepare a report to Crown Counsel,” said Sgt. Dale Somerville. See Charges, p5

Man to get 3-5 years for rape Russell John Hobson began relationship with babysitter when she was 14 by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

A Maple Ridge man who sexually assaulted a young girl who babysat for his family will spend between three and five years in prison, but won’t be sentenced until next year. A sentencing hearing for Russell John Hobson came to a halt

Wednesday after his lawyer asked the judge to consider his aboriginal heritage. Hobson’s father was Cree and Mi’kmaw. The 46-year-old, however, has no “significant” connection to his heritage, his lawyer, Lionel Farmer, told the Port Coquitlam Provincial Court. “There is something that’s not in the pre-sentence report, that is Mr. Hobson is First Nations,” said Farmer, adding he did not think a Gladue report was necessary. “The only consideration, I ask, is for you take into account.” But since Farmer pointed to his

client’s First Nations background, provincial court judge Marion Buller Bennett was forced to stop the hearing and request a Gladue report, a right that aboriginal people have under section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code. Farmer replied that Hobson has no significant connection with his heritage so a Gladue report would not add much in terms of options when it came to sentencing. Judge Buller Bennett, however, explained she had no choice. “The Supreme Court of Canada has made it really clear that for aboriginal offenders judges must have certain information, other-

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Doctors leaving it to dispensaries TAGGS in Maple Ridge is nearing 1,000 members by Neil Corbett staff reporter

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octors across Canada are reluctant to prescribe patients medicinal marijuana, but at Maple Ridge’s TAGGS Dispensary, the list of members coming to get the controversial herb for their ailments is closing in on 1,000.

Founder Michael Joinson said he had 989 members as of Wednesday, and at the rate people are joining his non-profit society, he expects to clear 1,000 by Christmas. In an hour, four middle-aged men came through the door of the nondescript residence on 224th Street. Three went into a private room to obtain some of the many products available there, and the fourth signed up for the first time. However, the Canadian Medical Association recently polled its doctors and found 35 per cent of physician respondents who had patients asking about access to marijuana said they never support such requests. Another 25 per cent reported they would “seldom” be willing to provide patient access to medical marijuana, while 40 per cent would do so at least some of the time. The Always Growing Green Society started in December 2009 with a small membership. Joinson said the Maple Ridge dispensary is the only one of its kind outside of Vancouver. He added that his group deals exclusively with clients who have legitimate medical conditions. The society asks for a practitioner’s statement of diagnosis, and has potential members fill out an application form and code of conduct. He said anecdotal evidence shows more local doctors are educating themselves about marijuana’s medicinal properties – sometimes at the request of potential TAGGS members. “It is getting better,” he said. “Doctors didn’t want to do it.” However, he added that “there are tons of people who can’t get their doctor to sign, because the physicians are scared of legal action.” This, despite the fact it is a legal drug. Under Health Canada’s regulations there are 20,000 people across Canada who are authorized to possess dried marijuana for medical use. There are 2,700 licensed medicinal marijuana growers, who can provide for up to two patients. According to the CMA survey, two thirds of physicians want Health Canada to offer liability protection for any increased “gatekeeper” responsibility around access to medical marijuana, and the same 66 per cent said they need specific training to fulfill this role. Joinson and the staff at the dispensary aren’t in the practice of referring potential clients to pot-friendly doctors. Rather, they tell prospective members to deal with their own family doctor and discuss cannabis as a potential treatment.

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Michael Joinson, head of the non-profit Always Growing Green Society, which operates a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Maple Ridge, demonstrates how to use drops to ingest cannabis. People suffering from arthritis pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, cancer and a variety of ailments may find cannabis helps them cope. Doctors frequently cite the carcinogenic effects of smoking as a concern with prescribing marijuana to a patient. Joinson’s answer is vaporizers, which he maintains are a less harmful method. TAGGS has a wide variety of other products. Joinson has found for his own back pain that eating cannabis works best. So he provides a variety or edible products – even cannabis on caramel ‘potcorn’ – for daytime pain. Sweet kane is for stomach problems, chocolate for anxiety and hyperactiveness, canna drops for all-day pain relief, Nanaimo bars for sleeping, hand cream for arthritis, eczema and psoriasis, and capsules for chronic pain. Joinson is a wealth of knowledge about the variety of marijuana strains and how they work in the body. “This is not a dealer in a room, handing out bags,” he said. Pot dispensaries started with the Compassion Club in Vancouver 15 years ago. There are now 22 such dispensaries in the Metro area. “I didn’t invent this, I’m just bringing it out of Vancouver,” said Joinson. “We want it to be in every community.” Joinson and the other staffers at TAGGS see a bitter irony in the reluctance of physicians to prescribe cannabis. Botched back surgery left Joinson in such chronic pain he was taking 600

to 700 mg of morphine every day. He used the powerful opiate for three to four years. He said he was virtually comatose. “You sit and watch TV all day. My whole personality changed,” he said. “I was never high, high, but my head was fogged right out.” When he was addicted, and needing kidney and liver tests, he slowly began to wean himself off, substituting marijuana. He said other TAGGS members have had similar experiences with oxycontin, codeine and other prescription drugs with destructive side effects and addictive properties.

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“Yet, I could go out and get a prescription for 400 morphine right now,” he said. According to the CMA survey, doctors are not receiving a lot of requests for medicinal marijuana. Survey respondents indicated that for many of them (42 per cent), patients and their family members “seldom” ask about using medical marijuana. Almost a third (28 per cent) of respondents answered that they have “never” been asked, and 27 per cent reported

they’re “sometimes” asked. Just four per cent reported being asked “often.” When respondents were asked to provide multiple responses about the factors that would affect their decisions on medical marijuana for their patients, responses varied. The top three factors: tDPODFSOUIBUQBUJFOUTXIPSFRVFTUNFEJDBM marijuana may actually want it for recreational purposes (64 per cent); t JOTVďDJFOU JOGPSNBUJPO PO UIF SJTLT BOE benefits of marijuana when used for medical purposes (57per cent); t JOTVďDJFOU JOGPSNBUJPO SFHBSEJOH UIF BQpropriate use of marijuana for medical purposes (56 per cent). Some 85 per cent of survey respondents agreed that information on “potential risks and benefits of marijuana” would be useful or very useful, while 82 per cent indicated that information on “therapeutic indications for marijuana” would be useful or very useful. Another top information request (83 per cent) was for clinical guidelines to apply in specific conditions. Commenting on which health professionals they felt should be authorized to approve marijuana for medicinal purposes, most respondents (80 per cent) indicated physicians should be authorized, while 30 per cent said nurse practitioners should be authorized to give such approval. Pharmacists ranked third in the list of preferences (14 per cent).


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The other charges will most likely be stayed. Hobson is accused of assaulting the babysitter over a period of four years. Hobson’s sexual relationship began in 2001, when the girl was 14. He was 33 then. The relationship continued until she turned 18. Hobson’s lawyer stressed his client “does not and cannot admit responsibility to any sexual contact predating the complainant being 14 years old.� Crown prosecutor Richard Browning told the court the girl was a virgin

before coming in contact with Hobson. Most of the assaults took place while Hobson’s common law wife was at work. “The relationship involved numerous instances of sexual assault,� said Browning. “Sexual intercourse took place whenever the opportunity arose.� That included daily contact and their relationship continued even after Hobson moved out of the neighbourhood. Crown noted several incidents of “significance� to support their sentencing stance. Browning said Hobson tore a hole in the crotch area of the teen’s pyjamas “to provide access and to avoid surprise detection

of his acts by others.� The victim recalls Hobson having sex with her on her 14th birthday and that he expressed a desire to commemorate each birthday that way. He also called her school, posing as her father allowing her to skip class. Browning told the court that on one occasion when the teen was visiting her father in Vancouver, she snuck out and was picked up by Hobson, who took her to a warehouse, where they had sex. Another time, at the age of 15, she was suffering from severe stomach pains and was asked to baby sit. Browning said the girl laid down to get

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Road to a solution Transit riders collectively groaned as TransLink announced a 10 percent fare hike for passengers in Metro Vancouver beginning Jan. 1, 2013. The new fares will see $2.75, $4 and $5.50 for zones one, two, and three, respectively. That means the return-trip cost of taking the SkyTrain from Surrey to Vancouver just increased by $260 a year (fare saver cards not included). There are a number of reasons for riders to be frustrated with fare hikes, particularly those on fixed or low incomes. TransLink has acknowledged part of the problem is lost revenue from fare evasion. The public company estimates that costs them about $18 million a year, leading to a decision in 2010 to spend $171 million in fare gates at SkyTrain stations. That means the fare gates will have to be operational for a full decade before the capital investment breaks even. TransLink receives income from fares, property taxes, gas taxes, bridge tolls, and the province. Despite a provincial performance audit completed in October that showed $41 million in savings, the latest numbers from the 2013 base plan show a projected funding gap of $472 million from 2013 to 2015. TransLink analysts came up with a list of 10 possible funding solutions in February, including more fuel taxes, a regional carbon tax, road tolls, and other vehicle levies. The fairest possible solution has to be road tolls. We’ve reached a point of traffic capacity in many Lower Mainland municipalities, and road tolls would put more people into buses. Pay-per-use road tolls is something that’s made in sense on U.S. highways for years, and works to fund road improvements without hitting up taxpayers. Road tolls would have to be implemented in tandem with better transit services, however, as it would be senseless to incentivize an unreliable option. The proceeds of those tolls should go to help develop local, affordable transit choices. – Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com

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recently wrote about how many parents think they send their kids off to school with a healthy breakfast when, really, their offspring left the house with between 15 and 18 teaspoons of sugar in their tummies. That would not be so bad if they walked Health Care Marco Terwiel or, better yet, ran or cycled a fair distance to burn up most of those calories. However, many are dropped off by car or sit in the bus and their blood sugars go sky high. Our bodies know that is not healthy, and with an outpouring of insulin, most of that sugar is quickly converted into fat and stored. Result: a lot of overweight kids. Most of the rest of the day the intake is mostly carbs, very little protein and a varying amount of fat from fast food. And, again, very little physical activity for a very large proportion of the student body to burn up the sugar. In theory this is relatively easy to correct with providing better nutritional information to families. A soon to be published study shows that Canadians claim to understand the federally mandated nutrition facts tables and food packaging, but really do not. Children do not like to be obese, but

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many are already destined to be that way before they are born. With the increase of obesity among the adult population, there are many mothers-to-be who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. When I graduated from medical school some 50 years ago, this condition barely existed. Since that time it has become commonplace. This is not due to a change in our genetic makeup, but a profound change in our habits, choice of foods and level of activity. Everywhere you go you will see people with a phone in one hand and something to drink in the other, and if they put the drink down, it is often to put a snack in one’s mouth. Most of that consumption consists of cheap carbohydrates and our bodies faithfully convert that into fat unless one simultaneously engages in fairly vigorous physical activity. The Canada Food Guide recommends a diet of 60 per cent carbohydrates in the form of protein and the balance in the form of both a protein and very little fat. Many people cannot afford high-quality complex carbohydrates that are slowly converted into sugar and, therefore, the pregnant bodies are flooded with high levels of sugar In their bloodstream. That, in turn, forces the pancreas to produce a sea of insulin and both mother and child are exposed to unhealthy levels of insulin. In defense against this assault of too much insulin, the muscles and organs become resistant to metabolize the sugar, resulting in blood sugars that are too

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high. When a pregnant woman goes and sees a doctor, the diagnosis of gestational diabetes is made. And guess what advice the patient receives? We recommend you use insulin to bring your sugar down, ignoring the fact that there is already more insulin circulating than is healthy. In response, the body does its level best to convert the sugar into fat to get it out of the way. That is one of the reasons why a good number of very heavy babies arrive into the world. In my humble opinion, we should not be treating the consequences of a poor diet, but to tackle the root cause of the problem. That would mean cutting the carbs to 30 per cent instead of 60 of daily intake and increase both the consumption of healthy fats and proteins. That kind of a shift in food choices will enable the body to provide all the necessary nutritional needs without causing a constant overproduction of insulin. I fully realize that things are not as simple as all that and that it takes time to sort out what is best for each individual considering their cultural background, economic circumstances and a host of other factors. But to carry on along the path we have been following the last 25 to 30 years is resulting in an increasingly unhealthy population. And that does not make any sense at all. Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge.

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Not acting in best We’re living in age of mockery interests of voters S

Editor, The News: The genesis of politics, like religion, was initiated with the most altruistic of motives by intelligent and well-intentioned individuals, determined to bring some sense of order to chaos.   But as is now the case with both politics and religion, the original ideals have been twisted round to become the very antitheses of what the creators had planned.   The original idea of politicians serving without thought of personal enrichment, without any thought of not acting in the best interests of those individuals whom they represent, has long been lost in the mire of corruption, scandal, self-interest and party dogma that is present day politics.  Politicians have become parasites, living on the public dole, lacking the will to create or innovate. They don’t want to innovate because politics is all about the business of towing the party line. Those who dare challenge the party line are cast out like lepers.   Politicians never change  because the business of politics attracts the precise type of people who are resistant to change. These people do not wish change, because they are quite happy with the status quo, to wit, the back room deals, the influence peddling and the catering to special interests to the detriment of the constituents whom they purport to represent.   Lest people think the days are over where a select few (so-called) power brokers gather in smoky back rooms of bars and restaurants, thinking of ways to carve up the town in which they live for personal enrichment, I’d advise you to think again.   The next time we go to the polls, whether that be in a municipal, provincial or federal election, we must ask ourselves one simple question: is there anyone one the ballot who will actually represent me in a principled and unbiased manner?    Given the state of our political system, the answer can only be ‘no.’   We must therefore hold our noses and vote for the least odious of the bunch.   This is what modern era politics has become and it is indeed a sad state of affairs. It seems that voters nowadays are affected by some kind of lethargy, perhaps because of their own individual resistance to change.   Are we really happy with the status quo, or have we just thrown up our hands in despair and resigned ourselves to be governed by incompetents?   The solution is simple.   The only way the ordinary citizen can affect change is by seeing through the posturing and spouting of political rhetoric and throwing out those, who for motives of their own,  would threaten the public interest.   George Clarke Maple Ridge

Merry Christmas to you all Editor, The News: Re: What about the rest of us? (Letters, Dec. 5). Wow, stop the presses. Two, count ’em, two letters about the “Cookies & Carols” insert. With all the homeless and poverty in our country, some people are “upset” about some missing carols? So, what! It’s Christmas, yes. Go to your church and sing your “carols.” I, for one, enjoyed the insert. So Merry Christmas to you all. Cecile Marchant Maple Ridge

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een the latest video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford that’s gone viral? It features a press event before the Grey Cup in which Ford and some staff play a little football. He hikes the ball, goes back a few steps to Commentary make a pass, loses Chris Bryan his balance and tumbles to the turf. Fat man falls. Ha ha. Because he’s offended so many people during his time in office, the humour—one assumes—is all the more rich. Regardless, the video spread around the world. Just before the U.S. election, late night TV funnyman Jimmy Kimmel’s crew hit the streets to ask people what they thought of the second presidential debate. The twist: the debate hadn’t actually happened yet. That didn’t stop people from commenting. People on camera said things like Obama came off better, and oh yes, the town-hall style event was much more intimate than the previous one and so on. Funny. And, yes, insightful about human behaviour. Yet it seems humour – from the things we share on social media to the reality shows we watch – is increasingly being characterized by the concept of mockery. Today we spend a lot of time laughing at people, and often, ridiculing

them. Their foibles, their pettiness, their slip-ups. And what’s wrong with that, one might ask? I’m not sure. But somewhere in there, it feels off, somehow. It’s no revelation that we live in an age in which the lens is turned on ourselves and the world around us. We like it real. Reality TV, making videos for YouTube in your bedroom, uploading footage of the riot we stumble across in Greece—real life is exciting. And as America’s Funniest Home Videos established years ago, we can be hilarious – particularly by accident. It’s one thing, though, to laugh at ourselves. In fact, it’s healthy and humbling. After all, “self-deprecating” is probably one of the more flattering things you can say about a person’s character. But what about when we turn it around? When we’re laughing at others? And what if they’re not laughing? It’s one thing when we laugh at a comedian on stage, seeking to tickle our funny bone, but what if it’s just real folks going about life? When Franklin D. Roosevelt was U.S. president in the ’30s and early ’40s, the media never showed him in a wheelchair, or being carried, helping to hide the fact he was paralyzed. Perhaps it was media collusion out of respect for office at a time when disabilities were seen differently. And it’s good today that we’ve broken many of those taboos, and acknowledge that frailty exists – even among those in highest office.

But compare the Roosevelt situation to that in the Ford video. When we watch Ford tumble to the turf, what do we think? Fat idiot? Offensive words, but how far off the mark? When we giggle at the people on the street discussing an imaginary presidential debate don’t we, at very least, think them foolish? So what, one might say. No harm done. But what if this trend is undermining our respect for others? What if it feeds this culture of mean people are talking about, a culture of mockery that empowers the bullies, feeds concepts of ‘us and them,’ lowers the tenor of public discourse and sends a message that it’s OK to celebrate when a person is hurt, and to laugh when they are embarrassed or humiliated? How is it different if an unpopular 10-year-old girl stumbles as she walks across the school stage, and the assembled students laugh, then schoolmates continue to badger her for weeks to come? But it is different, isn’t it? Rob Ford is a politician. He’s put himself on that platform. He’s exposed himself. And those people on the streets of L.A., they should have been honest and admitted they didn’t know there was a debate. And in those cases we’re talking about people in different cities, different situations. Not people in our local community. It’s different. Right? Chris Bryan is editor of the Burnaby NewsLeader, a Black Press affiliate.

Why best bureaucrats raising taxes? Editor, The News: Re: Maple Ridge tax rate to rise 3.9 per cent (The News, Dec. 5). Why is it necessary to increase our property taxes every, single year? Again, I see The News reports that Maple Ridge council is looking for a tax increase of 3.9 per cent for 2013. And, once again, I, and others who reside in this once quaint town will put pen to paper, so to speak, and express our disappointment with those we have entrusted with the public purse. Why is it we never see a decrease in these burden-

some tax increases? We write to the media, our letters are published and for some strange reason, nobody at municipal hall is getting the message of our disappointment in the caliber of public officials, in their inability to hold down costs. One would think the more development of housing the more individual property parcels contributing to the tax base, therefore reducing the burden on existing taxpayers. Another point which appears to be lost on our highpaid bureaucrats is the fact that public salaries for city bureaucrats are rising, while private enterprise salaries

online comments tHugh Peden · Maple Ridge: Re: Fire dept. budget hits %10 million . Ah, yes, our gold-plated Maple Ridge Fire Department. Take a boo at the back lot of the main station (itself just modernized). New fire trucks, a lot full of special event trailers that never move, upgraded buildings, even more full-time firefighters, and now a new hall on 240th Street, which one day will need

have been falling for years now. Good paying industrial and manufacturing jobs are becoming a fading memory of past generations. You know the type of work I am referring to: the job where only one person needed to work and that was sufficient to raise a family. Now, the private enterprise jobs are mainly in the tourism and service industry. I don’t need to tell you those wages are not sufficient to support even a single person, let alone a family. Society’s idea of appropriate remuneration has turned Topsy Turvy over the past 25 years and the high-paid bu-

to be populated with even more new full-time firefighters. The next time anyone wants to complain about tax increases, they need not look any further than this as a prime example of out-of-control vision. Let’s hope council has enough backbone to stand up to the chief, and can put the brakes on the department’s spending. tJill Dykes: Re: News Views: Spin doctoring. If other cities can do a zero tax increase, why can’t

reaucrats have not figured that out yet. Municipal hall must understand that one cannot get more and more taxes every year. I constantly hear from politicians that ‘if you want to hire the best people you must offer them the best salaries.’ That may be true, but if we have the best bureaucrats, then our annual property taxes would be going down, not up. Thank, God, for people like Couns. Corisa Bell and Cheryl Ashlie. At least they are asking the tough questions. Mike Boileau Maple Ridge

Pitt Meadows at least try? Don’t try to fob the tax payer off with a “modest” 2.13 percent, then further on add another one per cent. Will there be other little add-ons? Time to tighten the belt, not keep expanding it. tClaus Andrup · principal at Andrup Corporate Consultants Inc.: Re: What have bleeding hearts done to help? Sandy, you answered your own question. Put Gordy Robson back in the mayor’s chair.


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Unless you count cash allotted to the fight the invasive Japanese knotweed, next year’s Maple Ridge budget will be a hold-the-line affair, designed to give a break to the homeowner. Taxes and utilities will still climb, but they’ll go up less dramatically than before, after council scaled back the five-per-cent hikes that kicked in almost automatically in previous years. “There’s a number of things that we would have liked to have done,” Mayor Ernie Daykin said Thursday. “The only thing that we added to the plan this year is the $30,000 for the noxious weed program.” While there are new levies for recreation and drainage added to a tax bill, Daykin pointed out the district chopped in half the one per cent increase that went to fund roads, parks and sewer projects. “It’s a good range of projects to maintain what we’ve got, to look after the core business of the municipality – water, sewer, roads and bridges.” But a municipality is similar, he added, to a car or a house: it has to be maintained or the bills will add up later. Council pores over the proposed financial plan at its Monday and Tuesday meetings to see if it agrees with a general increase of 3.9 per cent for taxes and utilities, about two per cent less than the year before. With growth in the tax base and the tax increase, Maple Ridge will earn another $3.2 million next year. However, fire and police costs will soak up almost a third of that new money. Another break coming to the taxpayer is Metro Vancouver’s deferral of water and sewer projects, which reduced increases for those utility charges. Daykin also said the district has approved a new recreation master plan, but hasn’t yet approved an implementation plan that allots money for new projects. According to the financial overview, the district should spend about $40 million a year to maintain its $1.3 billion worth of roads, parks and sewers.

But actual spending lags behind that, which is why one per cent of the tax increase is allotted for infrastructure, although it’s chopped this year to half a per cent. Financial manager Paul Gill also pointed out that many larger cities are now sending out water and sewer bills separately from the tax notices, so the increases aren’t part of the tax computation. “So they don’t become part of the discussion.” The district will hire no new personnel nor give major wage adjustments in the 2013 period and is always looking at ways of doing things more cheaply, Gill added. “Where things make sense, we implement them right off the bat.” But room is still in the budget to allow hiring of three additional firefighters and three more police officers, as part of longterm plans. A major project that will be started in 2013 is the replacement of the 232nd Street bridge over the North Alouette River, about a $4.6-million project that will be done about a year from now. That will remove a major roadblock to future widening of the road to the new neighhourhoods in north Maple Ridge. Exactly when the entire road from Fern Crescent to Silver Valley will go to four lanes depends on future traffic volumes and development along the street, which will pay for the road improvements, engineer Dave Pollock explained previously. Other projects slated for 2013 include $1.1 million for vehicle replacements, $260,000 for a traffic circle at Kanaka Way and 234A Street (near Kanaka Creek elementary), $285,000 for a sidewalk on Lorne Avenue, about $650,000 for improvements at Whonnock Lake, and $208,000 for new furniture and renos at Ridge Meadows RCMP detachment. Guidelines for the financial plan include preparing scenarios for departments functioning on 90 per cent of their budget, while new proposals for new staff or programs must always come with a business case. One bright spot for the district is the money hauled from the Maple Ridge Community Gaming Centre. The district gets a share of revenues from the electronic slot machines, and so far has hauled in $623,000 in the first nine months of this year, above the half million projected.

TransLink talk goes round and round by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter

It may be getting closer to Christmas, but for Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin it feels more like Groundhog Day. After attending TransLink’s Mayor’s Council meeting Wednesday, the familiar topics of revenue sources and funding responsibilities continue to be discussed, with little result. Daykin says the provincial government seems to be saying there is capacity to tax homeowners to pay for TransLink. That was rejected by the Mayors Council, which opposes the hike that would average $23 per home for two years. Daykin says the province is contradicting itself by creating the municipal auditor general’s office to rein in municipal spending, yet on the other hand wants TransLink to boost its levy charged to homeowners. Taxpayers, though, are probably tired of hearing about it all, he added. “People don’t care who’s not getting along or who’s not talking to who. They just want their bus.” Daykin had high hopes a few years ago that all revenue sources would be up for discussion. “If they were willing to talk about sharing the carbon tax, then I was willing to talk a little about property tax.” But the mayor added he’d applaud any sharing

of the carbon tax revenues to fund transit, if the NDP wins the election in May. He pointed out the carbon tax is a provincial tax, but the Lower Mainland has 70 per cent of the population. Perhaps it could just be as simple as taking 10 per cent of what is raised locally by the carbon tax to fund TransLink, he added. TransLink though may not face a $30-million shortfall after all if the mayors rescind the property tax hike. Independent TranLink Commissioner Martin Crilly now estimates TransLink has $25 to $35 million more available to it than the transportation authority disclosed in its 2013 base plan because it has underestimated the revenue it will pull in and overestimated expenses. When it comes to local transportation projects, Daykin said he still wants to see an express bus service connecting Haney Place Mall bus station to Braid SkyTrain station in Burnaby. A bus currently connects those two stops, but it loops through Pitt Meadows. But discussion about new transit projects will take place in January, Daykin said. Wednesday was a chance to meet the new Transportation Minister Mary Polak. Daykin added that the NDP could offer more promise to Maple Ridge when it comes to TransLink funding or expansion of the West Coast Express service. See Transportation, p11

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Helping others is what heals Miranda S tor y by Colleen Flanagan

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iranda Tymoschuk has had many difficult challenges in her life, leaving her asking why bad things have to happen.

When Tymoschuk was five, her father died of a heart attack, suffered while playing hockey. Immediately after, Tymoschuk and her siblings were tested for the same condition that affected their father, and all were diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disorder that causes high cholesterol levels and results in early cardiovascular disease. Since Grade 2, she has had 10 surgeries to correct a birth defect that caused her lower left leg to grow slower than the right one. Tymoschuk also has hypercalcuria, a condition that causes excessive calcium in urine, which caused her to have a kidney stone in Grade 6. As well, she has mild form of pectus excavatum, a depression in the chest that can cause compression of the heart and lungs, which could alter their function, and scoliosis – curvature of the spine. She became very ill the past two years and saw many doctors before finding out she had a gallstone blocking her gallbladder. In January, she had her gallbladder removed. This caused her family to miss Christmas last year, and Tymoschuk felt she had messed up holiday vacation plans. She started to have nightmares and felt miserable all the time. A psychologist diagnosed her with post traumatic stress disorder and depression caused by the stress from her various ailments and prolonged hospital visits. And less than a month ago, she became sick again and found out

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In addition to cookies she made with her friends, Miranda will be selling candy sticks and marshmallows dipped in chocolate. she had another stone blocking her liver. Still, after having been to eight different hospitals, seeing countless specialists and undergoing numerous, uncomfortable tests, the Grade 11 Thomas Haney student was able to pick herself up. This past March, against the advice of her psychologist, she travelled to Kenya through a program with Me to We and Free The Children. There she helped put up walls for a Grade 5 classroom and dig the foundation for a new library. Although she continued to feel

the effects of her depression and PTSD, it was a life-changing trip. “It reminded me what it feels like to be me,” said Tymoschuk. “It just showed me how happy these people are even though they are faced with so much.” When she returned to Canada, Tymoschuk was inspired and reenergized to tackle her own problems. She found a psychiatrist to help her through her depression and PTSD and is better. She is now planning to return to Africa in March, this time to help people in Ghana through the

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same organization. This Saturday she will be holding a Christmas bake sale in Haney Place Mall to raise money for her trip. Her goal is to raise $4,700 for her flight, meals and the supplies she will need for her project. “There are tons of Christmas goodies,” she said while spreading chocolate frosting on a reindeer-shaped sour cream cookie at her dining room table. In addition to more than seven kinds of cookies – including shortbread, molasses, sugar, and gingerbread – Tymoschuk will

also be selling marshmallows dipped in chocolate, candy sticks and chocolate covered pretzel sticks. “We also have gluten free options because I know that there are many people who can’t have gluten and I want there to be options for them as well.”

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Daykin wants mayors to press for WCE expansion Transportation from p9

While a feasibility study on expansion of the service is supposed to be underway, Daykin said he may try to get the mayors along the line together to press for service expansion. “If there’s seven or eight of us with the same message, maybe they’ll listen.

“For the overall region, it’s [West Coast Express] probably not No. 1. But for us out here in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, it’s one or two.” The TransLink-CP Rail agreement for track time expires in 2014, he pointed out. Metro Vancouver mayors had vowed this

fall to cancel the $23 per average home property tax hike if the province failed to deliver new funding sources before March, chopping $30 million in each of the next two year and precipitating what was then assumed to be a new revenue crisis that might force deep transit service cuts.

Now mayors and TransLink officials are hopeful the tax hike won’t be needed for 2013. TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis disputes Crilly’s findings, however, noting there’s no provision yet in TransLink’s plan for a negotiated pay hike for unionized workers, and he suggested the commissioner’s estimates may be too optimistic in other areas. – with files from Jeff Nagel

Notice of Public Hearing TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, North-East corner entrance, at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 to consider the following bylaws: 1) 2011-097-RZ MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6852-2011 LEGAL:

Lot “M” Except Firstly: Part Road on Plan 71641; Secondly: Part Road on Plan 80491; District Lot 263, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 18612 Lot “L” District Lot 263, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 18612

LOCATION:

12025 203rd Street and 20337 Dewdney Trunk Road

FROM:

RS-1 (One Family Urban Residential)

TO:

RM-2 (Medium Density Apartment Residential)

PURPOSE:

To permit the future construction of a four-storey apartment building with 22 units and an underground parkade.

2a)RZ/013/10 MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6724-2010 LEGAL:

Lot 2, Block 6, Section 29, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 14756; West 7.8 chains of NE ¼ Section 29, Township 12, Except Part Subdivided by Plan 32932, New Westminster District; Lot 76, Section 32, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan BCP27885; Lot 80, Section 32, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan BCP27885

LOCATION:

22875 132 Avenue, property east of 22875 132 Avenue, 22942 and 22850 136 Avenue

PURPOSE:

To amend Figures 2 and 3A of the Official Community Plan (as shown on Map No.792) , Conservation and Neighbourhood Park to designate Eco Cluster

AND:

To amend Figure 4 of the Official Community Plan (as shown on Map No. 792) to designate and Conservation Neighbourhood Park

AND:

To amend Figure 4 of the Official Community Plan (as shown on Map No. 844) to add Trail (shown as dotted line) and delete Trail (shown as solid line).

Map No. 792

2b)RZ/013/10 MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6725-2010 LEGAL:

Lot 2, Block 6 Section 29, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 14756; West 7.8 chains of NE ¼ Section 29, Township 12, Except: Part Subdivided by Plan 32932, New Westminster District; Lot 76, Section 32, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan BCP27885; Lot 80, Section 32, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan BCP27885

LOCATION:

22875 132 Avenue, property east of 22875 132 Avenue, 22942 and 22850 136 Avenue

FROM:

RS-3 (One Family Rural Residential) and CD-3-98 (Comprehensive Development)

TO:

, RST (Street Townhouse Residential) , R-1 (Residential District) , P-1 (Park and School) , R-3 (Special Amenity Residential District) and RS-1b (One Family Urban [Medium Density] Residential)

PURPOSE:

To permit the future subdivision of 76 lots in two phases for the development of single family residential, street townhouse, one agricultural lot and a neighbourhood park.

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Residents created signs to help slow traffic on 132 Avenue. room for all uses, the consultant will create a design to try to achieve that and hopefully present it in the new year. Hobbs said the goal is to create a “linear park� that would be both a recreational corridor and a traffic artery serving the growing suburbs in Silver Valley to the north, along 232nd Street. “It would still carry a significant amount of traffic.� A major goal is to have enough space for all users, with traffic moving at safe speeds. “You want traffic flow,

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boys; gift cards for movies, Black Bond Books, EB Games, sports outlets and more. She said one nice gift has been a wallet with fast food gift cards, so teens can go out with their friends. New this year, people can donate online at mrpmchristmashamper.org by Paypal or credit card. Bates said the feature was no sooner added to the society’s website, than a single donor put $1,000 in. “That’s just awesome.� Donations can be made at the Haney Place and Valley Fair Malls, at the Otter Coop in Pitt Meadows, at the Maple Ridge News and other locations. “It doesn’t matter how many numbers come our way, they’ll be taken care of,� said Bates.

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The food bank is now able to offer dairy products regularly and fresh vegetables in the grocery bags it hands out, in addition to the canned and packaged items. “We’re doing better at providing for the clients than we were before.� And this month there will be a few extra Christmas goodies in the bags, such as ham. Volunteer coordinator Mary Robson says food stocks are down at the bank so they’re

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on the money raised at that the event (7:45 p.m. at the Port Haney train station) to help it make it through the year. Currently, the food bank provides 775 hampers a month to either seniors, singles or families. That’s up about 40 per cent since operations supervisor Chuck Griffiths started two years ago. “A lot of our clients are regulars that weren’t before,� Griffiths explained.

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looking for donations from the Holiday Train event to replenish supplies. “The food volume is way, way down.� In particular, the food bank could use instant oatmeal and noodles and pasta along with canned tomatoes, vegetables, fruit or ravioli. “The smaller the packages, the better,� Robson added. Diapers, for kids and adults, all sizes, are also in big need. Robson stepped in to help out in November to cover for executivedirector Joanne Olson, who is off sick. “I’m just so impressed with the way the operation functions,� Robson said. This year’s entertainers will be Doc Walker from Portage La Prairie, Man., and Miss Emily, from Kingston, Ont. Every year the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train travels across Canada and the United States with 14 cars decorated in thousands of LED lights. Artists perform on a modified boxcar that is turned into a traveling stage. Last year $20,949.40 was collected for the food bank. – with files

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Budget 2013-2017 Meeting Schedule Background Information A new home page link has been created called ‘Budget 2013-2017’ on the District website at www.mapleridge.ca . By clicking on that link you will have access to the Financial Plan and related reports, and you will also be able access background materials that Council has received throughout the year.

Department Presentations On Monday, December 10, 2012 Council will hear a full briefing on the 2013-2017 Financial Plan starting at 9:00 am in Council Chambers. This meeting is open to the public and Council encourages citizens to attend and hear, first hand, details of the Financial Plan.

Live Budget Q&A On Monday, December 10, 2012, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Council will host a ‘Live Budget Q&A’ session on the 2013-2017 Financial Plan. Citizens are invited to attend this session in person in the Council Chambers, or, for the first time in our history, you can participate in the session by streaming the event live on your computer. We will take questions by email, by phone, on Facebook and on our Twitter feed as well as live from the audience. For complete details on how you can participate in this historic session go to www.mapleridge.ca and click the Budget 2013-2017 link. We will try to answer all the questions that evening, but if yours is missed, we will be posting the answers within 48 hours. We have set up a special email address ‘budget@mapleridge.ca’ which you can use to ask questions before, during or after the live session. We look forward to answering your questions.

The mother of Amanda Todd is lauding the efforts of anti-bullying advocates who are trying to make Port Coquitlam a bully-free zone and hopes people will join the Snowflake Walk to End Bullying this weekend. Carol Todd was at last week’s Be Someone launch and is getting behind the walk planned for Sunday, Dec. 9, beginning at the Port Coquitlam recreation centre. “It’s keeping the cause alive,” said Todd, who said she appreciates the effort to acknowledge what her daughter went through. The name Snowflake Walk is reminiscent of the Princess Snowflake nickname that Todd gave to her daughter, who in recent years attended schools in Maple Ridge and where she was subjected to bullying. Although the snowflake image is still

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Andrea Howarth with her children, Clara and Brennan. ing to statistics, it’s a sadly common tale for hundreds of B.C. families. Last February, Clara, was struck down by a serious fever that turned out to be Strep A. Later, as the little girl’s body fought the illness, her blood work revealed an

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Christmas Rose is an Italian legend of the nativity and a young shepherd girl who is woken by the singing of angels. own humble offerings of bread, dried fruit, cheese and a lamb’s fleece. But upon realizing that she has nothing to offer the baby Jesus, Madelon weeps outside the stable. One of the angels takes pity on her and in the spot where her tears fell on the ground, creates a beautiful flower with glossy deep green leaves and pink buds that open to pure white blooms. Madelon picks a bouquet of these miracle blossoms,

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Marketed by Terry Passley & Associates 604-467-9300

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$

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tRenovated Kitchen tHigh efficiency Furnace and Heat Pump tHot Water on Demand

tUpdated Vinyl Windows tWest facing fully fenced yard

NEW LISTING! #304â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11957 223 Street, Maple Ridge

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$

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t1 bed/1 bath tLarge room sizes tCentral Location tFreshly painted

Buy or sell your home with Coldwell Banker Tri-Tel Realty between Nov. 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 25 and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make a donation to our local Friends in Need Food Bank.

tNew Light Fixtures tHot Water, heat and laundry included in Strata Fees

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2 yr 3.14 3.14 3.89 3.14 3.14 3.14 3.95 3.14 3.14 3.14 3.14 3.14 3.14 3.14 2.69

3 yr 3.70 3.70 3.99 3.70 3.70 3.70 4.45 3.70 3.70 3.70 3.70 3.70 3.65 3.70 2.89

4 yr 4.39 4.64 4.39 4.64 4.39 4.64 4.99 4.64 4.64 4.64 4.64 4.64 4.64 4.64 3.15

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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.

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$

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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.

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!

22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge 604.466.2838 #2-19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows 604.459.2838

Each office independently owned and operated


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For the way you live

Steve & Gloria

778-988-1224

HAMILTON

OFFICE 604-466-2838

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$

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RANCHER JUST LISTED 11949 - 238B Street, Maple Ridge $419,900 t3 bedroom rancher. Gas fireplace in the living rm. tUpdated kitchen with new backsplash, newer laminate floor, new main & ensuite bathroom. tBuilt-in wet bar in the dining room. tDouble garage.

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LARGE LOT - WESTSIDE 21100 Berry Avenue, Maple Ridge $432,900 tBasement entry on a large 60 x 141 lot. tLots of cabinets in the kitchen. tNewly painted. New carpets & laminate on the main floor. t4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. tFully finished basement.

12638 Cathy Crescent, Mission $274,900 tStave Falls 1.98 acres near the Maple Ridge border. tDrilled well, approved septic site. tPrivate setting. Dead end street.

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New 2 Storey Homes NEW 2 STOREY HOMES Starting at $459,000 Backing onto Greenbelt Showhome at 10558 Jackson Road Starting at $539,900 Showhome at 11782 236 Street

t2 storey homes with full daylight basements & separate entrance. 1 home has finished basement. 4 & 5 bedrooms, den. Backs onto greenbelt/parkland. tMaple kitchen with granite countertops, island, pantry. Gas fireplace in the family room. tNear shopping, rec centre, transit, and schools.

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tAlbion Terraces quality built nicely finished new 2 storey homes with basements. tSeparate entrance. Easy to make into an inlaw suite. tAppliances, blinds and landscaping included. t9 foot ceilings on the main floor. tSpacious kitchen w/ granite countertops & island. tGas fireplace in the family room. www.albionterraces.com

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New Townhomes Backing onto Greenbelt

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tNicely finished new townhomes with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Some have a finished basement. tHardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite countertops, crown moldings. tGas fireplace. 6 appliances and blinds included. tGarage for 2 cars. tCentral location near schools, shopping and transit.

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#18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22488 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge 2,173 sf, 3 bed, 4 bath townhome

Carla McColeman

604-908-2014 carla@sellingmapleridge.com

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, Dec 8 & 15 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 PM

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tSTUNNING CUSTOM HOME on a large, CUL-DE-SAC lot with amazing views t3 BEDROOM/3 BATHROOM, plus a large games room tGORGEOUS MASTER BEDROOM and ENSUITE

&Ĺ˝Ć&#x152;žŽĆ&#x152;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x17E;Ć&#x161;Ä&#x201A;Ĺ?ĹŻĆ?Ĺ˝Ć&#x152;Ä&#x201A;Ć&#x2030;Ć&#x2030;Ĺ˝Ĺ?ĹśĆ&#x161;ĹľÄ&#x17E;ĹśĆ&#x161;Ć?Ć&#x2030;ĹŻÄ&#x17E;Ä&#x201A;Ć?Ä&#x17E; Ä?Ä&#x201A;ĹŻĹŻJohn McCarthy 778-998-4031 john.mccarthy@wpjmccarthy.com

SA MO FOR EAU T PLA

Where Luxury Meets Nature

W.P.J. McCarthy & Company Ltd. www.wpjmccarthy.com 929,900

$

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604-340-4167

Danny Gerbrandt

Danny Gerbrandt

604-802-6694

604-802-6694

604-467-5000

DOWNSIZING?

PRICE REDUCED

1 TERRIFIC STARTER HOME

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We Are Proud to Support Cythera Transition House Society through our Royal LePage Shelter Foundation! For every â&#x20AC;&#x153;likeâ&#x20AC;? that we get on our Facebook page between now and December 31st, 2012, we will donate $1 to Cythera Transition House Society*. Visit www.facebook.com/CarlaMcColemanSellingMapleRidge to make your donation now!

Giving warms the heart. Donating a coat can warm two at a time.

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Pat Drummond

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$

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Brookside Realty

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

Bob Terepocki

www.sellingmapleridge.com

Listed at $375,900

604.467.5000

Brookside Realty

$549,900

Maple Ridge

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Jim Isherwood

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Black Press is collecting coats for kids in support of the Greater Vancouver Builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Associationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 17th Annual Coats for Kids Campaign to be held Nov 19 - Dec 7. Last year over 3000 of coats were collected by the GVHBA members for distribution by the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and other agencies.

Bring in your coats to the

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FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF OPEN HOUSES check out our website: www.brooksiderealty.ca

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ON GREENBELT!

TEAM TELEP www.teamtelep.com -JTBtMJTB!UFBNUFMFQDPNt%BWF 23941 106th Avenue

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New judges aim to cut court backlog by Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA – The B.C. government is appointing nine new provincial court justices and launching a pilot project to reduce the wait time for hearing child protection cases. Attorney General Shirley Bond announced Tuesday that two judges will be assigned to work with Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree on the child protection case management project this spring, and a second pilot program to reduce criminal court waiting times. Two of the new judges will be assigned to Surrey, the busiest provincial court in

the province. One each will go to Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Kamloops-Okanagan and the Northeast district. The changes are based on a review of B.C. court delays by lawyer Geoffrey Cowper, who called for a system to enforce timely hearings of evidence, to overcome a “culture of delay” and a tendency of defence lawyers to seek delays that weaken the prosecution case. The B.C. Crown Counsel Association has also identified Nanaimo and Richmond as having excessive delays. Association president Samiran Lakshman said in Surrey, it takes 14 months or more to schedule a half a day for a brief trial. Bond said the extra judges bring the

B.C. total to 132 full-time-equivalent, with each judge and support staff costing $1.6 million a year. “The addition of nine new judges and the backlog reduction projects – and specifically the assignment of judicial resources to those projects – sign a shared understanding by all parties that changes need to be made to improve the justice system,” Bond said. Cowper noted that 98 per cent of criminal cases end with a guilty plea or a stay of proceedings, but the system treats all cases as if they are going to trial. The number of cases dropped significantly after B.C. police started imposing heavy roadside penalties for impaired driving instead of sending suspects to court.

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way in preparation for what was supposed to be takeoff, the only noise coming from the propeller sounding oddly like an elastic-powered toy plane. E-UP developed the Green 1 at the Freedom Flight Park near Vernon using parts scoured from Europe, Asia and the U.S. to create the first electrically powered ultralight in Canada. It can zoom around the skies without making a noise and creating the tell-tale drone that irritates neighbours. The guts of the aircraft are a

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Randy Rauck and John McClintock with e-Up Aviation will try again to get airborne. 26-horsepower electric motor that’s used in Europe for go-cart racing. It can be charged in five hours, then can provide an hour’s flying time for a solo pilot. Maximum altitude is

15,000 feet, and for an extra few kilograms for a more powerful motor, the aircraft can be enlarged to carry two. “You notice, we don’t hand out ear plugs,” said Rauck before the flight.

E-UP tried to do a test flight in the Okanagan this fall, but ended up with snow on the runway and an arctic front blasting in. See e-plane, p51

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B.C. Hydro gives nod to Thrifty Foods Recognized for energy saving Thrifty Foods has received B.C. Hydroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 Power Smart Excellence Award for taking steps to scrimp and save energy costs whereever possible. The recognition was given to Jerry Wyshnowsky, director of energy and the environment, at the Power Smart Awards in October in Vancouver. The award was given to recognize that over the last two years, Thrifty Foods has implemented an energy management policy, which commits the organization to $5.8 million in green projects between now and 2014. Under Wyshnowsky, the company has implemented more than 100 energy-saving projects, saving 5.8 gigawatt hours in 2010-2011. Wyshnowsky has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;instrumental in taking the Power Smart message to new heights, helping to fos-

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and energy-saving features including an integrated heating, cooling, lighting, and refrigeration system. As a Fortis B.C. and B.C. Hydro Power Smart partner, the refurbished location includes a stateof-the-art refrigeration system that uses natural CO2 rather than synthetic refrig-

Planning for production E-plane from p50

So Pitt Meadows was the next stop where aviation history was attempted to be made. Electrically powered ultralights are already flying in the U.S. and Europe. McClintock is a hang glider pilot who says the Green 1 is intended to serve the recreational flight market and spare hang gliders having to climb to the top of a mountain before launching into flight. Once airborne, the motor can be turned off, so free gliding can take place. Another bonus is the relatively cheap maintenance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The operational costs are the real feature,â&#x20AC;? said McClintock, adding he figures it will cost less than a dollar an hour. Electronic controls keeps the lithium polymer battery from discharging and collects data that can be downloaded for keeping a flight log. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People can move into the sport without having to become a two-stroke engine mechanic.â&#x20AC;? One existing drawback is the exposed

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motor that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like rain, which means the ultra light is for fair weather flying only, as befits most recreational aircraft. However, one future improvement could be to enclose the pilot partially to improve aerodynamics. McClintock said the company is ready to gear up and start producing the planes. Electric power means the whole frame isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vibrating, he pointed out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can be taking orders any time now.â&#x20AC;?

Cost for the aircraft will run between $20,000 and $30,000. He added electrical powered systems will evolve and start to power larger airplanes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the technology gets and better and better for your power pack, the energy storage, as the battery get better, it will be more and more feasible for aircraft.â&#x20AC;? He added that Europe is ahead of the U.S. and has already certified two electric-powered sail planes.

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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 events@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.

(12241 - 224th St.) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. offering treats, refreshments and live entertainment for free. Donations to the food bank will be appreciated. t4POH4UBHFBUUIF"$5, hosted by local songwriter Ivan Boudreau, will be held at 7 p.m. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured artist is singer/ songwriter Chris Ronald, and the event will be held in the small Genstar Theatre, located across from the ticket office. An open mic will follow for songwriters of original material who wish to perform.

Sunday, Dec. 9 Maple Ridge Choral Society Annual Christmas Concert will be held at 3 p.m. at Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church, 20245 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Tickets are $10 at the door or from choir members. For more information call Dennis at 604-4658038 or Gerry at 604-463-0760.

Thursday, Dec. 13 Christmas Bazaar: Hammond Elementary, 11520 203rd St., is holding its Christmas Bazaar from 3-8 p.m. with 20-plus vendors, pictures with Santa and kids-only shopping. Admission free with non-perishable food donation, and includes entry into door prize raffle. Tables still available hammondpac@gmail.com. t4QBOJTIUSBEJUJPOTThe Maple Ridge Public Library will be hosting Posada from 6-8:30 p.m. Join members of our local Spanish-speaking community at the library to celebrate Las Posadas, the traditional Spanish prelude to Christmas. Enjoy a Piùata Parade, Zumba lessons, Spanish songs and colourful costumed dancers. For information call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417. t5IF.BQMF3JEHF1JUU.FBEPXT $IBQUFSPG)6# Your Cycling Connection has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled for Dec. 13. The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 10, 2013, from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. in the Greenside Room at the Maple Ridge Library. t5IF4'61IJMPTPQIFST$BGFmeets

Tuesday, Dec. 11 SPECC-tacular Productions Theatre Group Presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleeping Beautyâ&#x20AC;?, a Christmas Pantomime playing at the ACT until Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. On Dec. 15 a matinee will play at 1 p.m. as well as a 6 p.m. show. Tickets are available at The ACT , 11944 Haney Place in Maple Ridge. tThe Maple Ridge Public Library presents an Adult Evening Christmas on at 7 p.m. Join the Silvertones and other special guests for our tradition evening of Christmas stories, songs and celebration. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417. tA Christmas community tea will be held at Sunwood retirement complex

at the Arts Centre and Theatre at 7 p.m., 11944 Haney Place. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s topic is Bad brain chemistry, genetic predisposition, personal choice? What is mental health anyway? The moderator for this free event is Larry Green and co-sponsored by the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Art Council. Everyone is welcome. 'SJEBZ %FD 5IF.BQMF3JEHF1JUU.FBEPXT $IBQUFSPG)6#Your Cycling Connection, meets in the Maple Ridge library. Saturday, Dec. 15 1IPUPTXJUI4BOUBThe Open Door Church (11391 Dartford St.) is offering free pictures with Santa from 3-6 p.m. It is an opportunity to meet the real Santa, and make sure he knows what you want for Christmas, and get a free 8x10 and digital studio quality picture. Also join us in wrapping presents for local families in need, and enjoy a holiday treat with us. For information contact Bradley ChristiansonBarker (bradley@opendoorfamily.ca), 604-779-7229.

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Saturday, Jan. 26 5XJDF*O"-JGFUJNFis a program for students looking to purchase a good quality worn once graduation dress. We are offering grads this opportunity on consignment over a two day period on Jan 26 and 27 at the Greg Moore Youth Centre multipurposed room from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Organizers will be accepting consignment dresses to sell for this event. For more information call Yvonne Murray at Thomas Haney Secondary School at 604-463-2001.

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THE NEWS/sports Shin named to Team Canada With a great year in the NCAA, Pitt Meadows graduate takes his place his place among the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best young golfers

Justin tore it up as a young player, improving at a tremendous rate. He won numerous tournaments and accolades. From 2004-2009 he won 16 ike a drive headed straight events and finished in the top for the green, Justin Shinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three 31 times. golf career appears right He was at Pitt Meadows Secon target. ondary for Grades 10-12, and The Pitt Meadows secondary by his grad year he was one of grad had a great summer with the top high school golfers in the New Mexico State Aggies, the country. He finished second and last month was named to at both the Canada Summer the national amateur golf team Games and the Canadian Junior â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning he is considered one Championships. He earned the of the top six amateur golfers in B.C. Junior Boys Order of Merit the nation. (player of the year) for 2009, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really worked hard, and and was third in the Royal Cathat was one of my goals,â&#x20AC;? said nadian Golf Association Junior shin of being named to Team Boys Order of Merit. Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really honoured, But NCAA competition was a and really excited to work with whole new level. good players in a really good He struggled mightily as a program.â&#x20AC;? sophomore, with an average The goal of Team Canada score of 75.2 through 10 touris to develop the 11 players, naments â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about four and a half young up-and-comers, to their strokes off his pace as a junior. full potential, by providing the His best result was a fifth-place best possible support. Fitness, finish, and his confidence sports psychology, nutrition, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t where he needed it to be. technique, equipment and inShin worked with swing coach ternational competition are all Brett Saunders of Surrey, who encompassed in the program. also works with phenom Adam The team met in Florida from Hadwin. They rebuilt Shinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nov. 21 to Nov. 27 for the first swing in time for a breakout time with its new members, and junior year. Shin left with a new workout â&#x20AC;&#x153;He (Saunders) kind of saved routine. my golf life,â&#x20AC;? said Shin. He brought some impressive Saunders said he wanted to credentials to the team. Shin give Shin more knowledge of competed in 13 tournaments his own swing, so he could anafor his NCAA school, and his lyze ball flights and diagnose average score was 70.8 strokes any problems with his swing per round. He had seven topon his own. He found a willing five finishes, including a pair pupil. of seconds. The Golf Coaches â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is always willing to imAssociation of American named prove â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his biggest asset.â&#x20AC;? him to an all-region team. Saunders worked with Hadwin He also competed in the 2012 for 10 years, and said there is NCAA West Regional golf no reason Shinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t championship as an individual, follow a similar trajectory. He and finished tied for 27th with a said they share a similar apthree-round score of one-overproach. par 211. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adam always wanted to feel Despite his success with the like he was getting better every Aggies, Shinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Team Canada year, and so does Justin.â&#x20AC;? trainer found he has some work When Justinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Team Canada to do. Fitness testing showed he fitness assessment says he needs needs to strengthen the muscles to build muscles in his core, of his back and core. heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buying into the program The 21-year-old Shin takes and putting in the work. And this advice to heart. Success looking forward to the next hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gone to his head, because Contributed national team event January 2-8 it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always come easily. Justin Shin, a 21-year-old Pitt Meadows secondary graduate, was named the in Phoenix. He started swinging a club in national amateur team after a breakout season in college golf. In the longer term, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got just earnest at the age of 13, learning one more season of college golf ahead of him with New Mexico, and a love for the game from his father Dong Bun Shin, who is back in to finish his degree in sociology. By then, he wants to be ready for Q their native Korea. school, and a chance to qualify for a pro tour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just played for fun, but he is a big influence in golf for me.â&#x20AC;?

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Jiu-Jitsu tots shine On Sunday youths representing the far corners of the Lower Mainland descended on Maple Ridge to take part in the first annual West Coast Combat Championshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BJJ tournament at West Coast Martial Arts. The number of participants was overwhelming, with kids representing all the major teams from across the region. Maple Ridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own West Coast Martial Arts was well represented, with many local young athletes bringing home medals. Tyson Deane-Freeman, age three, and Elijah Williamson, age four, from Maple Ridge, both received gold medals. In both cases martial arts runs in the family, as their fathers are high ranking senior instructors at the local club Another big surprise was Thomas Jungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Harrison outstanding performance. Both of them competed in the nine year divisions and showed great JiuJitsu and sportsmanship as they both fought hard to beat their competitors. Jung won gold while Harrison, after only training a few months, was able to clinch Silver.

Flames lose to Kodiaks The Ridge Meadows Flames lost 4-1 in Aldergrove in Wednesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pacific International Junior Hockey League action. On Friday the local junior Bs host the Port Moody Black Panthers at 7:30 p.m. at Planet Ice. The next night, they will play in Abbotsford, taking on the division-leading Pilots at 7:30 p.m. at MSA Arena.

Football group AGM The Meadow Ridge Football Association will be holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at Thomas Haney Secondary School at 7 p.m.

Great year at SFU Maple Ridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alex Rowley had a great year with the Simon Fraser University Clan menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team. The Clan became the first Canadian school to reach the NCAA Final Four, after having won their third consecutive GNAC Championship with a 19-2-1 record. The Clan led the conference in goals, assists, points, corners, goals against average, shut outs and they allowed the fewest number of goals.

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Sardis knocks Pitt out of Telus tourney Decisive block nets by Neil Corbett staff reporter

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It’s becoming clear the Pitt Meadows Marauders will have a long way to go to live up to their No. 8 ranking. “There is huge disappointment in our performance this year,” said head coach Rich Goulet after a Wednesday afternoon loss. They opened the Telus Basketball Classic with a 61-57 loss to the Sardis Falcons. Sardis’ Hayden Lejeune scored 20 points in the first half, as the six-foot-eight big man presented all kinds of matchup problems for Goulet’s crew, and forced them out of man-on-man defence. Pitt trailed 30-29 at the half, enjoyed a great run that put them up 44-34 early in the third quarter, but inconsistent offence cost them the game. Alejandro Canjura with 15 points and point guard Sho Nashimoto with 12 led the offence. The loss knocked them out of contention in the tourney, and they played a consolation game against Archbishop Carney on Thursday.

Jeremy Hansma put up a block that won his team a provincial championship. The Maple Ridge volleyball standout attends school at Langley Christian, which boasted the second-ranked double A volleyball squad in B.C. entering the provincial tournament in Kelowna last week. Early in the tournament they beat the top-ranked MEI Eagles, last year’s provincial champions, and found their way into the Jeremy Hansma final where they beat Duchess Park (Prince George). Hansma, a six-foot-two Grade 11, plays middle and stands out for his outstanding hitting and blocking. He went up alone to get the winning block, and was instantly swarmed by his teammates. Collecting a high school championship in Kelowna garnered him his third gold medal in an outstanding season of volleyball Hansma also plays for the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club, and he won gold at the provincial championship and at the nationals in the under-16 division.

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Pitt Meadows players battle for a rebound in a hard-fought game against a competitive Sardis squad in the opening round of the Telus Basketball Classic tournament on Wednesday.

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Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association standings Atom A1 Teams GP W L T SP Pts South Delta 7 6 1 0 5 17 Semiahmoo 5 4 0 1 3 12 Abbotsford 6 3 2 1 5 12 Port Moody 5 3 2 0 5 11 Langley 5 3 2 0 4 10 Coquitlam 7 3 4 0 4 10 Cloverdale 6 1 2 3 4 9 Surrey 6 3 3 0 2 8 North Delta 6 1 4 1 5 8 Chilliwack 7 2 5 0 2 6 Ridge Meadows 4 0 4 0 1 1 Peewee A1

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Pacific Junior Hockey League Regular season standings

Ridge Meadows Flames scoring

GP 25 23 22 24 23

W 17 11 7 5 5

L 6 11 11 16 17

T OTL Pts GF GA W% 0 2 36 105 51 .720 0 1 23 77 78 .500 2 2 18 59 88 .409 1 2 13 61 111 .271 0 1 11 56 118 .239

GP 24 25 27 25 24

W 18 17 14 12 11

L 5 6 10 11 11

T OTL Pts GF GA W% 0 1 37 99 55 .771 2 0 36 105 55 .720 1 2 31 83 86 .574 1 1 26 90 98 .520 1 1 24 85 80 .500

PJHL scoring Player Mak Barden Anthony Brito Nicholas Hermary Adam Rossi Spencer Quon Dean Allison Michael Tebbutt Sam Chichak Danton Heinen Stephen Ryan Marcus Houck Spencer McHaffie Tanner Gattinger Quinn Buckellew Justin Elliot

Team Ice Hawks Ice Hawks Steelers Pilots Wolf Pack Sockeyes Pilots Sockeyes Sockeyes Kodiaks Wolf Pack Kodiaks Ice Hawks Wolf Pack Steelers

GP 25 20 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 22 24 22 25 19 25

G 21 21 17 10 9 14 14 12 10 8 11 11 7 12 11

7 0 6 1 7 7 1 5 1 2

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Midget A2 Teams GP W L T SP Pts North Vancouver 7 6 0 1 7 20 Chilliwack 9 6 2 1 6 19 Semiahmoo 7 5 0 2 6 18 North Delta 8 1 3 4 6 12 Cloverdale 6 3 2 1 4 11 Ridge Meadows 6 2 2 2 5 11 North Shore WC 6 2 3 1 6 11 Richmond 5 1 1 3 5 10 Hollyburn 6 1 3 2 6 10 Abbotsford 6 1 3 2 5 9 Burnaby 6 1 4 1 6 9 Langley 4 2 2 0 3 7 Surrey 6 0 6 0 3 3 Juvenile A1 Teams GP W L T SP North Vancouver 7 6 1 0 5 Richmond 6 6 0 0 4 Ridge Meadows 7 3 4 0 6 Seafair 7 3 3 1 4 Surrey 7 2 4 1 4 North Delta 7 1 5 1 4 Vancouver 5 1 3 1 3 Langley 4 1 3 0 4

Pts 17 16 12 11 9 7 6 6

Girls’ Atom Teams GP Surrey C2 5 Meadow Ridge C1 4 North Shore C3 4 Vancouver C3 5 Tri Cities C3 5 Richmond C3 2 Abbotsford C2 3 South Delta C2 2 Vancouver C2 2

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Mitchell Plevy of the Ridge Meadows Flames screens Aldergrove Kodiaks goaltender Mark Menicucci in recent action. The Flames play tonight at Planet Ice, hosting the Port Moody Panthers at 7:30 p.m.

Harold Brittain Conference Teams Abbotsford Pilots Aldergrove Kodiaks Ridge Meadows Flames Mission City Outlaws Port Moody Panthers Tom Shaw Conference Teams Richmond Sockeyes Delta Ice Hawks North Delta Devils Grandview Steelers North Vancouver Wolf Pack

Teams GP W L T SP Pts Burnaby WC 6 6 0 0 6 18 North Shore WC 6 5 1 0 5 15 Abbotsford 7 4 3 0 5 13 Langley 7 3 2 2 5 13 Semiahmoo 6 3 3 0 6 12 Surrey 6 2 3 1 6 11 Richmond 7 2 4 1 5 10 Vancouver 7 1 4 2 6 10 Ridge Meadows 7 1 5 1 4 7 Coquitlam 5 0 2 3 1 4

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A 21 14 16 23 24 18 18 16 18 20 16 15 19 13 14

Pts PIM 42 28 35 43 33 10 33 23 33 30 32 18 32 107 28 23 28 2 28 41 27 20 26 58 26 2 25 6 25 2

Player Matthew Bissett Vitalik Morozov Sean Pesut Adam Bartsch Paul Piluso Alexander Smith Nicholas Coltura [Rookie] Travis Oddy Marco Ballarin Reece Rivard Christopher Nakamura [Rookie] Nolan Wallinger Michael Nolan [Rookie] Ryan Lisowsky Mitchell Plevy [Rookie] Trevor Sutton Max Metzner [Rookie] Clayton Lake [Rookie] Trevor Harris Nicholas Beck Jacob Taylor [Rookie] Shawn Tilton [Rookie]

GP 21 20 21 22 19 21 21 21 19 22 18 17 16 20 17 18 19 12 11 19 9 4

G 10 4 1 5 9 5 2 5 4 1 6 4 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

A Pts PIM 5 15 18 10 14 6 13 14 6 7 12 4 2 11 19 6 11 47 8 10 35 4 9 6 4 8 38 7 8 75 1 7 16 3 7 19 2 5 10 5 5 37 5 5 2 3 4 6 4 4 6 2 3 18 3 3 37 2 2 12 2 2 36 0 0 25

PJHL goaltending Player Aaron Oakley Scott Lapp Alexander Ahnert Mark Menicucci Braden Krogfoss Kootenay Alder William Latimer A. Ten Vaanholt Tyler Read

Team Pilots Ice Hawks Ice Hawks Kodiaks Wolf Pack Sockeyes Sockeyes Wolf Pack Devils

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New Ridge Dart Association As of Dec. 5, 2012 Mixed League Teams Almost there 39 Legion 88 1

Men’s League Teams Bull Hitters Legion 133

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Black Press Group Ltd., a leading international media company, is seeking a talented programmer and developer to build, integrate and maintain its software and websites. Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, extensive programming and web development experience, and the ability to get up to speed quickly.

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RODRIGUEZ Ana Maria Dec. 10, 1953 ~ Dec. 1, 2012 Late of Maple Ridge, B.C. Survived by her loving family, husband Jose; 4 children, Walter (Vivian), Lillian (Jason), Edwin (Inga), and Erick; 4 grandchildren, Essai, Jamie, Isabella, and Amalia, brothers, sisters, and numerous other family and friends. Service of Remembrance to be held Saturday, December 8th at 3 pm in the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s), 11969216th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to McKenney Creek Hospice, would be greatly appreciated.

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Little Explorers Preschool 12145 Laity St. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Our experienced staff offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum that follows the Early Learning Framework. Ages 2-1/2 to 5 years WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING QUALITY CARE & A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT

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Required Skills PHP4/PHP5 - Candidate should be a top-notch PHP developer, familiar with the latest features; POSTgreSQL/MySQL - Modern database development expertise - familiar with PHPMyAdmin and command line access; HTML 5/CSS 3 - Expert level development in HTML & CSS will be necessary; Javascript/JQuery - Intermediate level Javascript/ JQuery development will be necessary; Server Admin – Complete understanding of Apache Tomcat, FreeBSD and basic server administration; RESTful APIs & SOAP – Demonstrated skills problem-solving with RESTful APIs and SOAP; Self-Starter - Looking for candidates who can jump in quickly. Bonus Skills Experience using AJAX in both PHP and Perl; Java development experience; Experience in Perl and Python; Comfortable in a Macintosh OS X and Linux environments. Other Details Black Press offers a competitive salary and benefits package. You will work at our Surrey corporate offices with a talented group of individuals who have a passion for creating content in print and online. Please email your resume and cover letter to edutton@blackpress.ca (no phone calls please). Deadline is Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 5 pm. Only those candidates short-listed will be called for interviews.

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Digital Media Manager Black Press Digital (B.C.) Black Press is seeking a creative, web-savvy freethinker to work in our Digital division. This is an immediate opportunity for a full-time, permanent post, based out of our head office in Surrey. Reporting to the Director of Content for Black Press, the Digital Media Manager is integral in managing online initiatives with our 120 Black Press websites in B.C., Alberta and Washington State. A key feature of the job is training and support for those web-based initiatives, so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to be a clear thinker with a high degree of patience. You will be part of development and ongoing projects and site improvements to enhance the user experience for our clients, viewers and staff. You will: tCFJOUFHSBMJOEFĂĽOJOH QSJPSJUJ[JOHBOE implementing new web features tXPSLXJUIBOBMZUJDTUPVOEFSTUBOECFIBWJPVS analysis, site traffic, campaign effectiveness tXPSLXJUIBWBSJFUZPGJOUFSOBMTUBLFIPMEFSTUP create and enhance site design , content and navigation tJEFOUJGZBOENBOBHFJTTVFSFTPMVUJPOJODMVEJOH escalation as needed tDSFBUFQSPKFDUTUBUVTSFQPSUTBOEEFMJWFSTUBUVT updates to project participants Key Competencies t&YDFMMFOUQSPKFDUNBOBHFNFOUTLJMMTBOEBUUFOUJPO to detail t"CJMJUZUPNVMUJUBTL QSJPSJUJ[FBOEQSPCMFNTPMWF t"CJMJUZUPXPSLJOEFQFOEFOUMZ BOEBTQBSUPGBO A-Type team Role Essentials t1PTUTFDPOEBSZKPVSOBMJTNUSBJOJOH PSXPSLJOB related field t&YQFSJFODFXJUIJOUFSQSFUJOHXFCBOBMZUJDT and determining best practices for audience engagement and retention t%FNPOTUSBCMFVOEFSTUBOEJOHPGTPDJBMNFEJBBOE related best practices (Facebook, Twitter), and monitoring tools (HootSuite, TweetDeck, etc). t&YQFSJFODFXJUIBVEJPBOEWJEFPQSPEVDUJPO editing We want you to bring new ideas to an old industry. We are looking to expand in areas we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even thought of yet. As a trusted second-in-command to the Director of Content, you will help generate ideas for site improvements, then work with our technical team to make them happen. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2012. Rob DeMone Director of Content, Black Press B.C. #310 - 5460 152 Street Surrey, B.C. V3S 5J9 &NBJMwebeditor@blackpress.ca For more details, visit www.blackpress.ca Only those candidates short-listed will be called for interviews.

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Health & Safety Co-ordinator Black Press is looking for a Health & Safety Coordinator, to be located in our central compensation office in Abbotsford. Black Press is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest independent newspaper group with over 170 community, Daily and urban weekly newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will be responsible for the development, coordination and ongoing improvement of the Health and Safety Program for Black Pressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Canadian division to maintain COR standing. This will include identifying safety training needs, assisting in the development of safety policies and work procedures, and working with the safety committees to ensure compliance with safe work regulations.

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Special Education Assistant (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with some local classroom delivery and two 3-week practicums. You can become a Special Education Assistant in just 9 months! Average starting wage in school districts is $24/hr. You will receive training and certiďŹ cation from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants. Over 92% of our grads are employed in their ďŹ eld of study within 6 months of graduation.

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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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Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

Brake / Tire / Trailer Mechanic

Required for U-Haul Repair Shop. Mechanical Aptitude and tools an asset. Full time position, starting at $14/hr. & up depending on experience. Apply online: uhauljobs.com or email resume: ernesto_faria@uhaul.com

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Taping, Spraying & Patching No job too big or small. Del & Kelly 604-505-3826 or 778-318-0173

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

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HIGH DEMAND HEATING LTD. is looking for experienced telemarketers, full & part time. Send resume to info@highdemandheating.ca

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No phone calls please.

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Seasonal farm laborers Erica Enterprises Pitt Meadows Mid Feb-Nov 2013 $10.25/hr 6 days per week. 50-60hr/pr week. Potting, pruning, weeding, harvesting. Must be prepared to work outdoors in all conditions. Bending, lifting, kneeling, standing, walking required. Email resume to

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The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative.

Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: admanager@mapleridgenews.com

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U-Haul Co. of B.C. seeks a Two Person Team or Couple to manage a Storage Location. Positions available in Delta and Surrey. Duties include all aspects of storage transactions, customer service, truck and trailer rentals, record keeping and security. Position requires valid drivers license. On site apartment avail. for successful candidates.

Full time / Part time, Benefits available, and competitive wage

We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package.

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Two Person Team or Couple to manage a Storage Location.

Hiring ALL Shifts for ALL Ridge Meadows locations.

The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

M.T. GUTTERS

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

ABC TREE MEN

28 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED

✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

Call Tim 604-612-5388

Additions, Home Improvements Restorations, Renovations, & New Construction. Specializing in Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064

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

EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

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

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

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

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

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

MISC SERVICES 454

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

EQUESTRIAN

CEDAR HOGFUEL Special Fall prices

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

320

Dean 604-834-3076

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

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

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES P.B. $1200: Born Sept. 29th. 2 Male, 1 Female. (778)863-6332 GOLDEN RETRIEVER X COLLIE (Lassie) pups. You can’t find a better combo of smart and loyal dogs. Born Oct 13, ready Dec 8. Both parents on site. Raised in home with kids, cats & other dogs. Dad 75lbs (Golden) is OFA hip cert. free of hip displasia & eye cert. mom also (rare blue headed white Collie, 48lbs). Both parents 4H (obedience, showmanship & agility) dogs. 5 Males (3 are blue merle) & 3 females (black). $500. Mission, 604-820-4827 LAB PUPS black, M, CKC reg. papers, 1st&2nd shots, dew claws removed,tattooed $550(604)820-7714 LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family / Hobby Farm raised. Vet ✓, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. $595. 604-835-0305 MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $550/ea. Call 604-657-2915. 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

VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, vet✓ champion lines, $850. 604-8192115. vizsla@telus.net

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

560

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

REAL ESTATE

ESTATE AUCTION. Monday Dec. 10th, 7:00pm. Furn, Beswick collectibles, china horses, Persian rugs, musical instrumental incl bagpipes, trumpets, clarinet, guitar, Hyland dress, etc. CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322 www.centralauction.com

523

627

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

ATTENTION ALL KNITTERS Wool Sale. Everything .75 cents (604)465-0339

533

FERTILIZERS

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

551

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

GARAGE SALES

MAPLE RIDGE 3000 new CD’s, antique furniture & collectibles, Xmas decor, new Nirve custom built chopper pedal bike, lots of novelties,etc

RENTALS 700

FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604) 825-9264 FULLY SEASONED, Alder, Maple, Birch. Split & Delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime

626

626

Shake Conversions, Re & Re Asphalt

Chris 604-462-9009

RENT TO OWN

STOP RENTING RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required, Flexible Terms! Cloverdale – 60th Ave &176th St. Spacious 742 sf. 1 Bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Required 604-657-9422

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

MAPLE RIDGE ~ IMMEDIATELY 1 bedroom suite from $700/mo Richard 604-369-1096

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

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604-465-5193

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Repairs & Gutter cleaning Junk Removal available 28 years experience

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

UNDER $100

Wolf X Shepherd pups, $450. blk w/markings, view parents. chrisjo@telus.net (604)869-2772

HOUSES FOR SALE

MISC. FOR SALE

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

Sat Dec 8 & Sat Dec 15, 9am - 3pm 12440 - 232nd St.

Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. $500. 604-795-7662

FURNITURE

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

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

#1 RATES & SERVICES Fully Stocked Serv. Van. Clogged drains, drips, garbs,sinks, reno’s, toilet installs, Lic/Ins. 604-805-2488

PETS 317

548

MATTRESSES starting at $99

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

PETS

SNOWCLEARING 604-312-5050 SNOW REMOVAL Call Kyle

PLUMBING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Home Renovations and New Construction

477

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

Green Services Ltd

Call Ian @ 604-724-6373

A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656

477

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

GUTTER CLEANING

287

FEED & HAY

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

LOCAL HAY FOR SALE. First cut $6/bale & Third cut $7/bale. Good Quality! 60lb bale average. Pitt Meadows. Call 604-505-4087.

545

DUTCH TOUCH

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

456

PETS

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

604.465.2944

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

300

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

Running this ad for 8yrs

RETIRED carpenter wants to keep busy. Looking for small carpentry jobs. Will repair or build new. Will also do small plumbing jobs. Call Ken 604-460-7803.

(604)465-1311

356

www.paintspecial.com

HOME REPAIRS

PETS

CHIHUAHUA, FEMALE, 1 year old, long hair, $500. Please call 604-794-7347

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

604-618-6401 Marcel Repairs, Maintenance, Renovation Guaranteed work, Free Estimate

meadowslandscapesupply.com

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

288

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

25 yrs in roofing industry

604-537-4140

Drywall work/rubbish removal

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

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

GARDENING

Prompt Delivery Available

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

$45/Hr

CUSTOM TILE WORK or BATHROOMS CUSTOM CARPENTRY

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Seven Days a Week

MOVING & STORAGE Local & Long Distance

604-618-6401 Marcel. Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate.

281

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AFFORDABLE MOVING

HOOT & OWL

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

275

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES


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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows - Solaris Towers BRAND NEW UNITS AVAIL *1Bd+den. *2Bd. *2Bd+den. *3Bd. *3Bd+den. Call for details.

Call 604-464-7548

Visit our website for other rental properties:

RENTALS 706

(2) Beautiful 2 BEDROOMS

Refurbished 3 bdrm apt. Available immediately Cls to transit, shops & schools $1100/mo. No subsidy.

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$890 GREAT LOCATION

Coquitlam- 3 bdrm Apartment, $1250/mo. 3 bdrm Townhouse, $1435/mo. 1111 Brunette Ave.

Queen Anne Apts.

Coquitlam- 3 bdrm Townhouse, $1165/mo. 1144 Inlet Street

Clean, very quiet, large,

* Renovated Suites * INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities. SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

604-463-7450 604-463-2236

Coquitlam-2 bdrm Apartment, $905/mo. 312 Schoolhouse St.

12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

Port Moody- 3 bdrm Townhouse, $1285/mo. 411 Noons Creek

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

$525 + util’s

(604) 467- 5271 Maple Ridge

Glenwood Manor Apartments 1 & 2 Bdrms from $655 & $840 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes 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

MAPLE RIDGE

If your combined gross monthly income is between $2600 - $5500 you may qualify for one of these market units. If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

MAPLE COURT I

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

&

2 bdrm ~ Available Now No pets ~ Ref’s req’d. MAPLE RIDGE: 1 bdrm condo @ $800/mo & 2 bdrm condo- $950/mo with u/g parking. Avail now. Gordon Tower @ 222nd/Dewdney. 604-467-4450 or 604-355-1356

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CARS - DOMESTIC

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)

818

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

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

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604-464-3550

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

715

PORT COQUITLAM Lower Mary Hill spac 3bdrm upper 5appl f/p N/P big yd $1245+util 604-785-3980

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HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm rancher, Hammond area, well kept, pri bkyrd close to schls & transit. $1250/mo, avail immed. Refs & good credit req 604-462-1673

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

MAPLE RIDGE

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

PRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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.

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

Call 604-467-3944 Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen / bath / living. Quiet older Non-Smoking House. $450/mo. incls. lndry. 604.941.2959

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

MAPLE RIDGE, Huge 2/bdrm bsmt, very desirable area. Nr school & shopping. Extra outdoor area. $1050/mo. incl util. Avail now. N/S, N/P. (604)619-0196

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

PORT KELLS 2 bdrm, 1500 sq.ft., insuite lndry, alarm, $900/mo incl utils. Dec 15. NS/NP (604)830-6921

752

TOWNHOUSES Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL. 3 Bdrm T/H, clean, 4 appls, new paint/floors & windows. Near amens. No dogs. $1000/mo. 604-477-1224 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

838

2 Bdrm Rancher in the area of Gates Park. 2471 Welcher Ave

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2003 ARCTIC CAT Z440. Fancooled snowmobile. Electric start, reverse, 121” track, twin carbs, 50 original miles $2,800. obo. (604)850-7381 Ask for Dave.

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

The following vehicles will be sold, as per the Warehouse Lien Act:

Beautiful, private back yard. $1149/mo + utils. Pets welcome.

1997 Ford Escort VIN# 1FALP15P2VW231092 registered owner George Findlay debt amount as of December 7, 12 is $2585.61

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

810

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Includes hitch. $6,500. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove.

PORT COQUITLAM

2004 Jeep Liberty VIN# 1J4GL48K24W129437, registered owner Alf Garcia, debt amount as of December 7, 12 is $2121.97

AUTO FINANCING

1984 Dodge 2WHDR VIN# 1B7JD24T7ES296056, registered owner Chynna Rayne Elizabeth Trites, debt amount as of December 7, 12 is $3265.56 1970 Fruehauf Trailer Vin# 32M851701, registered owner Glenn Brian Turner, debt amount as of December 7, 12 is $5296.48

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

AUTO FINANCING

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

604.467.1170

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.

CARS - DOMESTIC

810

TRANSPORTATION

MAPLE RIDGE, 216TH & Ridgeway, Reno’d 900 sf. lrg. bdrm. + den, F/bath. Laminate flrs. & tile. Sep. ent. Fenc’d yrd. Free wifi & cbl, w/d. Pets ok. $750 +1/3utils. Avail on or bef Dec1. Ref req. 604-467-9459

TRANSPORTATION

Polo Club Apartments

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

SUITES, LOWER

Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments

22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

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

750

TRANSPORTATION

COQUITLAM Riverside, 3 bdrm ste priv lndry. N/S, avail now. $1200 incl utils/cble/net. 604-941-6264

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

MAPLE COURT II S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

RENTALS

22334 - 117th Ave Phone 604-463-5660

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

Maple Ridge Central

For more info. google us.

Coquitlam- 2 bdrm Apartment, $865/mo. 100 Nelson Street

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

706

Sorry No Pets

North Burnaby- 2bdrm Townhouse, $1085/mo. 7485 Woodbrook Place

RENTALS

AVAILABLE NOW

Great location for seniors! Clean, quiet & affordable! Incls heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance. Refs & Credit check req.

✮ Port Coquitlam- 2 bdrm Townhouse, $975/mo. 3 bdrm $1140/mo. 3156 Coast Meridian Road

Coquitlam Center Co-op

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

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge

North Burnaby- 3bdrm Townhouse, $1165/mo. 8750 Maple Grove Cres.

APARTMENT/CONDO

GARIBALDI Court

With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody & North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

sandy@terramanagement.ca Or phone 604 945 5864

706

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 & 3 Bdrm Apartments

Bright 2 bdrm apt.

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY, COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY & PORT COQUITLAM

www.pro¿le-properties.com

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

RENTALS

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DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

If you have a claim to any of these vehicles please respond in writing by December 28th, 2012, to Maple Ridge Towing (1981) Ltd, 23283 McKay Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1B9.


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