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Ridge wants fair shake from ALC Pitt Meadows application for farm land being considered by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

Maple Ridge council doesn’t want to interfere with a Pitt Meadows plan to take farm land along Lougheed Highway out of the agricultural reserve. The only thing a few councillors want is a fair shake from the Agricultural Land Commission, as it reviews Pitt Meadows application to exclude 33 hectares north of the highway for a shopping mall, business park and road construction. Maple Ridge Coun. Cheryl Ashlie pointed out that Pitt Meadows is asking for the same thing the district was seeking in Albion flats, a concept that has essentially been denied. “It is something that should be watched closely, to see how they’re treated,” she said Monday of Pitt Meadows. see ALC, p4

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More Ridge daycare sex assault charges Latif Hamad Tata remains in custody by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

Further charges have been laid against a Maple Ridge man accused of molesting children at his wife’s daycare. Latif Hamad Tata remains in custody on a detention order, and will not be released on bail until he is tried for the crimes. Ridge Meadows RCMP con-

firmed six new charges have been sworn against Tata that are related to another victim. The 37-year-old father of two now faces a total of 12 charges, including four counts each of sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault. Neil McKenzie with B.C.’s criminal justice branch said Tata was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on Jan. 28. Tata will most likely stay behind bars until criminal proceedings are concluded.

McKenzie could not say why Tata was detained as the proceedings are protected by a publication ban, but explained that a person can be detained for three reasons under the Criminal Code. They include being a flight risk, a threat to public safety and whether the accused is likely to commit a criminal offence or interfere with the administration of justice, if released. RCMP continue to investigate the file and are still appealing for more witnesses or victims to come forward.

Tata’s wife ran Shining Stars Daycare on 122nd Avenue until the allegations against her husband surfaced. The business should not be confused with Shining Stars Montessori Daycare and Preschool in east Maple Ridge. Police allege the young victims were assaulted while at the Tata daycare, which was run out of the basement of the family home. The daycare has since closed and the house is up for sale. • Ridge Meadows RCMP: 604-463-6251

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Ministry elk strays from Upper Pitt Originally introduced in 2005 to repopulate area

were wiped out at the turn of the 20th Century by hunting. A small herd survived on Vancouver Island and has been used to repopulate other coastal areas. It was hoped that the herd would double in five years, which is it what seems to have happened. Darryl Reynolds, ecosystem biologist with the Ministry of Environment, is in charge of the repopulation project.

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Maple Ridge couple may have stumbled upon a fourlegged visitor from the upper Pitt Valley. Loyd and Sandy Simpson were hiking in the Blaney Bog area last week when she spotted what looked like elk droppings. They saw them in a few locations, went out searching for a few days, then on Friday, Loyd spotted him. What he saw was a young bull Roosevelt elk with antlers in a secluded area, munching on the local vegetation. “I think this guy’s been there for a couple months,” Loyd said. It was a rainy day, not the best for photos, but Loyd managed to snap a few frames of the animal. While rain doesn’t make for great photos, it makes for quieter walking through the woods, he said. But Loyd didn’t have to worry about being so quiet, as the elk was making all kinds of noise, banging and crashing his way through the woods. “When I got close to him, he was pretty easy to follow.” Loyd said he’s lived in Maple Ridge for 30 years and it’s the first time he’s seen an elk. He was about 20 metres away and zoomed into 10X on his

“They’re doing really well and there’s probably about 50 of them.” Darryl Reynolds, Ministry of Environment

Loyd Simpson snapped a photo of the young bull Roosevelt elk after hiking near Blaney Bog. Nikon camera to get the picture. He figures the elk is minding its own business and living under the nose of a couple hundred residents who don’t even know he’s there. He doesn’t want to give the exact loca-

tion. “This is something. It’s really exciting.” The elk is likely a stray from an original herd of 23 that the Ministry of Environment moved into upper

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“They’re doing really well and there’s probably about 50 of them. “They’re all over the place.” Conservation officer Denny Chretien said the herd has established itself. “It’s quite normal for bulls to take a long walk, trying to establish their own herds. It’s a good sign that the population is increasing.” Having elk in the upper Pitt area is expected to take some pressure off black-tail deer as a food source for cougars and provide other food for wolves and bears. People shouldn’t approach elk, which can be dangerous.

Council wants more details on wildfire protection zone We need to do something: fire chief by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

Maple Ridge council wants more details and costs of a wildfire protection zone and how it will affect its residents before it goes any farther with the six-year-long project. The wildfire development permit area is based on Maple Ridge’s 2007 Community Wildfire Protection Plan and sets out guidelines to reduce the risk of forest fires burning into new suburbs. Some of those guidelines include a requirement for buffer spaces of 10 metres between yards and forests, the use of FireSmart landscaping in areas near forests and using fireresistant cement-based siding on the side of homes that face

the trees. The buffer space can be a combination of public and private property using setbacks, utility corridors, trails or cleared areas, tailored to each lot. Some councillors, though, worry about costs and the impact on developers. “It really concerned me that we have such little participation from this particular sector. We have a lot of developers and contractors working in Maple Ridge,” Coun. Michael Morden said Monday. “I’m really concerned about the meaningful input on this.” With new homes now fitted with sprinkler systems, Morden said people are now adequately protected. “I don’t have any concerns about the safety of our citizens.” He also wondered if such a zone was needed in fully serviced subdivisions with fire hydrants.

Fire chief Peter Grootendorst said fire hydrants are sufficient to fight one house fire, but not multiple homes ablaze. “The existing hydrant system isn’t able to supply enough water to protect that.” Grootendorst told council that the additional cost to a new home as a result of the guidelines has dropped to about $5,000. The option of installing two outdoor sprinklers combined with a fire-retardant wrap for a house facing the forest is permitted as an alternative to using cement-board siding on one side in place of vinyl. The only requirement for roofing materials is the banning untreated cedar shakes. “If we don’t do something like this, and we have a fire … the fire department will not be able to protect those structures if we continue to build the way we are. “We need to do something

to give the fire department a fighting chance,” Grootendorst said. A builder’s forum on the plan held in September drew only 10 people, while an open house in October drew 41 people. Another builder’s forum was held in November, where staff said builders supported the plan. Concerns about loss of space for homes in new subdivisions and land values were raised at the open house in October, but Grootendorst told council that land values won’t be affected . A staff report said the wildfire permit area wouldn’t affect density or the amount of space available for new homes. Councillors were also concerned about the extent of the wildfire development permit areas. Coun. Judy Dueck said the plan was good work, but wasn’t sure the project was ready, noting the wildfire per-

mit area includes Webster’s Corners and Whonnock, as well as Thornhill. “I think we really need to look at this map.” Morden added he originally thought the concern was about fires spreading from the urban area to the forests in north Maple Ridge. “Thornhill was never discussed, as I recall.” Grootendorst said the boundaries of the permit area that covers Thornhill were reviewed and found appropriate. He added later that B.A. Blackwell & Associates were hired to provide a scientific assessment of where the permit area should be in force. The wildfire development permit area, if approved, would apply only to new projects in Thornhill, Blue Mountain, Silver Valley and Fern Crescent. The fire department also has a volunteer program where

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Maple Ridge man killed in bus crash by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

A man from Maple Ridge has been identified as one of the people killed last week in a tour bus crash in Oregon. Seokmin Moon, 55, was one of nine people who died Dec. 30 after the bus crashed through guard rail on Interstate 84 and plunged 200 feet into a deep ravine at Deadman Pass. His wife, Choonja Moon, 53, is among 38 survivors and is being treated at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Oregon police expect an ongoing investigation of the crash will take several weeks to complete. The driver of the bus was among the injured. “The Oregon State Police and State Medical Examiner’s Office thanks the Korean Consulate, Consulate of Canada and victims’ families for their continued help during the difficult process of identifying the victims and notifying next of kin,” said Lieutenant Gregg Hastings. “The consulates have also been very helpful in coordinating property identification and release to survivors and families of the deceased victims.” Owned by Vancouverbased Mi Joo Tour and Travel, the bus was returning to B.C. from Las Vegas when it crashed east of Pendleton, Oregon. In a recorded message, Mi Joo Travels said it is working with authorities investigating the accident and is taking steps to ease the suffering of those affected. Police have released the names of eight of the nine victims of the fatal crash. The name of the ninth victim is still withheld until police contact next of kin. The others: • Dale William Osborn, 57 from Spanaway,

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A fair shake Maple Ridge council wants the district to be treated the same as Pitt Meadows by the Agricultural Land Commission. The city has applied to exclude 33 hectares of farm land north of Lougheed Highway from the agricultural reserve for a shopping mall, business park and road construction. Maple Ridge previously sought comments from the commission to exclude property along the highway, west of 105th Avenue in Albion flats for the same purposes. The commission said it wouldn’t support that, mainly for environmental reasons, but would consider an application on the east side of 105th Avenue. In 2010, the commission also rejected an application to remove 60 ha in Maple Ridge for a business park on the former Pelton tree nursery, at 203rd Street and Golden Ears Way. That property is close to the land Pitt Meadows wants to remove. There are good reasons for Maple Ridge not to support the proposal by Pitt Meadows. A report by consultant G. P. Rollo and Associates suggests the Pitt Meadows project could delay demand for industrial land in Maple Ridge by up to 15 years. It could also cost Maple Ridge up to 750 jobs during the same period, not to mention tax revenue. Also, according to the latest Rollo report, Maple Ridge’s downtown would be hurt from a 10-per-cent reduction in demand for retail land, and a hotel and convention centre on the Pitt Meadows site could delay a similar project east of its border. Such fears could have been alleviated had Maple Ridge not dragged its feet on a plan for the Albion flats. The district might have been busy sprucing up the downtown area, but it sure moved quickly on the Pelton proposal. Did Maple Ridge, though, really expect its neighbours to sit idle, letting growth opportunities slip by? It would be nice if the two municipalities could work together, developing plans for the east and west that complement one another and benefit all area residents – a hotel, convention and shopping centre at one end, and a light industrial, commercial and recreational hub at the other. Having one land owner with a major stake in both locations would seemingly make such a suggestion amenable. Why not make a joint proposal to the land commission? What better way to ensure both get equal treatment. – The News

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A real hero for aboriginal people VICTORIA – The century-old plight of Canada’s aboriginal people is back in the public eye, thanks to protests dubbed Idle No More. As with Occupy protests last year, the demands are vague. One of the claims, repeated in media B.C. Views coverage of proTom Fletcher tests, is that the federal government is moving to end the historic Indian Act restriction against selling reserve land. A look at the federal legislation, Bill C-45, shows this is not the case. Amendments ease restrictive provisions for leasing reserve land, which remains property of the Crown held in perpetuity for the aboriginal community. This change was initiated by B.C. aboriginal leaders so they can follow the trail blazed by one of the most entrepreneurial chiefs in Canadian history. His name is Ron Derrickson, and he served six terms as chief of the Westbank First Nation near Kelowna. One of my first big reporting assignments was covering a Royal Commission into his administration’s business affairs in the mid-1980s. There had been an astonishing 17 federal investigations before that, stemming from local claims that Derrickson was just too successful. He drove a big black Mercedes, wore expensive suits, and established a bunch of enterprises,

including Canada’s first water slide. The commission was chaired by John Hall, then known as the Crown prosecutor who put serial killer Clifford Olson away, and now an appeal court judge. Derrickson’s suit jacket had a conspicuous bulge as he took the stand each day. He was packing a semi-automatic pistol, having demanded and received a carry permit after a brutal attempt on his life. The hit man, an ex-cop, was hired by people who didn’t like the bottom-line way Derrickson ran Westbank’s leasehold mobile home parks. He showed up at Derrickson’s home one day and tried to beat him to death with a metal bar. Badly injured, Derrickson made it to his gun cabinet and shot his assailant, who survived to go to prison. Derrickson testified that his approach to the Indian Affairs bureaucracy was simple. He did business, and if they didn’t like it, they could tell him. Reserve land can’t be sold, so he leased it, offering people a low-cost way to enjoy the sunny Okanagan. His business plan was also simple. Drive to California and see what they’re doing. Drive back and do it in B.C. A 2007 profile of Derrickson by Greg Fjetland in Canadian Business magazine describes how he came by his approach to Ottawa. He grew up “dirt poor, living in a tar paper shack.” His family name was Tousawasket, until the local Indian Agent drew an Anglo name out of a hat. He and his brother were the first aboriginal kids to attend public school

in Kelowna. Racist bullying drove his parents to move him to a residential school in Washington State. He dropped out in Grade 9, toiled on farms, learned to weld, and worked his way into ranching, real estate and politics. He never gave up or backed down, ever. The Hall commission and all previous government probes concluded that he did nothing wrong. Derrickson sued his local accusers and won, and Ottawa

Derrickson’s pioneering work is still changing the Indian Act for the better. began to change its racist, paternalistic ways. Which brings us back to today. Derrickson’s pioneering work is still changing the Indian Act for the better. This effort is under dishonest attack from people whose legacy is mainly incompetence and failure. Protesters demand more unearned public subsidy, and a petulant souponly strike is celebrated as an act of bravery. Choose your own hero. I’ve chosen mine.

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The News/letters ‘Beloved’ union structure Editor, The News: Re: Tired of B.C.’s taxpayer-funded propaganda (Letters, Jan. 2). I don’t like feel-good government advertising any more than letter-writer Jean Norris does, but she’s piling on the anti-Liberal rhetoric a little thick when she includes “the highest housing costs in Canada” in her list of taxes. Most housing in B.C.  is privately held: our astronomical housing costs are largely explained by supply and demand.  Similarly, the B.C. government is not “hiring workers from China for our mining and shipbuilding industries” because it doesn’t own mines or shipyards. A past premier may have once imagined he was a shipping magnate and – ignoring expert advice – built two hugely-expensive fast ferries that turned out to be ill-suited to their intended purpose, but he was a New Democrat set on building up Norris’ beloved “union structure” at any cost. Now that’s “poor fiscal management.”  It’s a shame Jim Pattison didn’t offer Glen Clark a job before he became premier. Kirk Brown Maple Ridge

Steep property value drop Editor, The News: Re: Local property values stable (The News, Jan. 4). I wanted to let you know that, in Maple Ridge, some property values (and I’m imagining we are not alone) are down sharply. We live in a townhouse complex just off of Cottonwood Drive and Dewdney Trunk Road, and our assessed value dropped $23,000, or nine per cent. The “minimal changes” that John Green has said we will see, are anything but minimal. Peter Johnson Maple Ridge

Worst year for wood smoke Editor, The News: Mayor and council, this year, for us, has been the absolute worst in the past four for wood smoke. It has reached such an epidemic in our area of downtown that we can only open our bedroom windows after midnight and must close them before 6 a.m. I am sure part of the reason is that the developer of the property immediately behind our townhouse complex cleared away the forest last autumn, thus eliminating the wind break the forest provided. I do not blame him as he must do his development and is not the root cause of the problem. I am astounded by how many of the homes in this area use wood as a full-time or supplementary heating source. While I assume they are only burning firewood, the disgusting and abusive odors that are emitted from some of the chimneys suggest that there is more than wood being burned. I know from previous experience that the district refuses to deal with the issue, claiming it is a regional responsibility. However, I can not understand how the district can promote the building of high density residential buildings in areas where the residents are going to be subjected to the well documented, negative health effects of residential wood smoke. Will the district contribute to the increased health care costs for all of these

people who suffer from conditions in the future? The district often dolls out money to attract potential developers to Maple Ridge, but does little or nothing to deal with existing problems such as wood smoke, and septic systems, which are dumping human waste in creeks that are supposed to be protected fish habitat. This is not a regional issue, but a District of Maple Ridge one, and, more importantly, a serious and easily avoidable health issue. Sure those with wood burning appliances will slough it off as ‘we were here first,’ but that is a simplistic and myopic approach. It seems that the district and region would be better off to encourage and even subsidize homeowners to switch to cleaner and more efficient fuel sources. The savings in health care costs will easily repay the investment. I wonder, as well, whether the developer was aware that he was going to be building an apartment complex with wood burning homes on three sides of the new building. Of course this feature will not appear in the marketing brochures, but I am sure the new owners will not be pleased to learn their shiny new apartment is siting on top of their neighbours chimney. It is time to really begin thinking more strategically to efficiently and effectively address some of the health and quality

of life issues facing our citizens and communities, making smart decisions today to avoid future costs. John Kelly Maple Ridge

Time has come Editor, The News: Last winter I was so sick with asthma from Christmas smoke in my neighbourhood that I ended up on six weeks of prednisone – never mind the eight inhalations of cortico-steriods a day. I started a neighbourhood education campaign, and so far there as been no fireplace smoke in my immediate neighbourhood. So far.     A three-hour open fireplace burn is the equivalent of smoking 240 packs of cigarettes in your backyard during the same time period. Metro Vancouver has the mandate to regulate point source pollution, including wood smoke emissions. The time has come to do so.  There are readily available technologies and strategies available to governments, the heating (and wood burn) industries, and to individual home owners which will significantly reduce wood smoke.  What is missing is a coordinated strategy and the political leadership to invoke change.   James Rowed  Vancouver

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A tenant was injured after a pot on a stove caught fire Thursday evening in Maple Ridge, a mishap that triggered the evacuation of the entire apartment building. The fire started just after 4 p.m. in a second floor suite of Cypress Apartments at 11926 – 222nd Street. Fire chief Dane Spence said the building manager and other residents managed to extinguish most of the flames by the time firefighters arrived. The fire appears to have started on the stove. The pot of oil was dumped in a shopping cart, which was inside the suite, and the tenant tried to smother the fire. Instead of hosing down

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The number of Canadians with dementia is expected to double over the next 20 years, to more than 1.4 million. they need and stop others from taking the disease seriously.” For example, Alzheimer’s disease is more than having the occasional “senior moment” or losing your keys. It is a progressive degenerative brain disorder

that affects each person differently. Sadly, it is fatal and there is no cure. “Although one in three Canadians know someone with dementia, it is not discussed as openly as other chronic illnesses, so the

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the risk doubles every five years after 65. The number of Canadians with dementia is expected to double to 1.4 million in the next 20 years, including more than 177,000 British Columbians. “By talking more openly about dementia, we can all help to increase awareness about the symptoms, encourage earlier diagnosis and provide support for families to have the confidence and skills for the journey ahead.” To help change the conversation, she said, area residents can do their part if they: • learn the facts about dementia – help to dispel inaccurate information to change society’s attitudes and opinions towards people with the disease; • stop making jokes about Alzheimer’s that trivialize the condition; • maintain relationships with people with dementia at home, in the community or at work, especially as the disease progresses. To learn more about the Let’s Talk About Dementia campaign, visit www.alzheimerbc.org. For information on local assistance, including support groups and educational seminars, contact Leclair at 604-298-0780 or dleclair@alzheimerbc.org.

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A: Having been on the Dementia journey with my mom, I know it can be a tiny bit easier with the right resources. A good first step is to contact the Alzheimer’s Society of BC’s First Link™ Program, which can literally ‘link’ you with many helpful programs (604-298-0711). You can call the Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm), and also call Fraser Health to find out what services are available depending on your unique situation. There is also a program called The Ashby Memory Method™. It is an enjoyable, non-medical, workbook-based brain fitness program of memory exercises that are scientifically designed to improve brain functioning for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or stroke symptoms. It’s a twice a week fee-based program that may slow the development of symptoms of cognitive decline. This can translate into greater independence and a much better quality of life for the individual as well as a significant delay (several years in some cases) in the need to move to a memory care or long term care facility. When we recommend this program we don’t promise miracles or “silver bullets” - it works differently for each person. What we know for sure is that our clients enjoy and look forward to it because the program can help reduce levels of fear, depression and anxiety, and helps them feel better about themselves - we have witnessed it!

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Businesses sigh relief as locket ends by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

The NHL is coming back, and so is the pub business in Maple Ridge. Sports bars across B.C. have limped along on UFC fights, NFL games and other events, but there is nothing like a slate of Canucks games to fill their seats several nights a week. “Canucks is big business – especially in the restaurant and bar business,” said Josh Flett, owner of Fox’s Reach in Maple Ridge. He went out Sunday and bought a bale of Canucks jerseys. In the wee hours of that morning, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that after a marathon bargaining session, the league and the players association had reached a tentative agreement. That ended both six months of bargaining and a lockout that cost the league at least 32 games off every team’s 82-game schedule. Observers say a second cancelled NHL season was narrowly averted. “I’m super stoked that they’re back,” said Flett. “It’ll be good for the community – good for business.” He has done his best to bring in fans, even bringing in Brother Jake from Rock 101 radio to host his Superbowl event. But having the Canucks back makes the job much easier. The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association has pegged the amount of money the

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Maple Ridge resident Rob Hammel looks at old and new Canuck’s jerseys at Blueline Sports in Haney Place Mall on Tuesday. Canucks generate for other businesses in that city at $1 million per game. The effect may be diminished further from Rogers Centre, but the ripples are felt across the entire province. Cheryl Sahota of Blueline Sports in Haney Place Mall was watching her Twitter feed on Saturday, so she knew the all-night bargaining session meant the negotiations had reached an inflection point. For her, Sunday morning’s announcement was not unexpected, but it was welcomed. “For us, it’s a huge relief,” she said. “It has been a really rough year.” She and her husband George have had the sports apparel and merchandise store in Haney Place Mall for 19 years. They have seen the passion for the Canucks reach its highest pitch ever in recent

years, and last year was the best ever for their business. With the highest-end jerseys selling for $210 apiece, with hats and t-shirts selling regularly, and with the addition of more attractive clothing for women, it was going to be another good year for the Canucks and their merchandise. “This year, with Schneider playing and everything, there was a lot of anticipation.” Sahota has seen that optimism turn to anger at the league and players. But she is optimistic fans will eventually come back to the rinks – at least on this side of the 49th parallel. “Canadian fans? Yes,” she said. “I can understand that fans are angry. “If we [the Canucks] get off to a good start, people will be back.”


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The News/arts&life Laughing in death’s face Masked mimes bring their dark comedy back to Vancouver by C hris tine Lyon Black Press

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n onstage exploration of death led to some significant behindthe-scenes beginnings for performers Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix. The two met at California’s Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and became much more than classmates when they teamed up to create the endof-life comedy Grim and Fischer. They began dating, got married and, in 2009, co-founded their own Portland-based theatre company called Wonderheads. Local theatregoers may recall Grim and Fischer from the 2011 Vancouver International Fringe Festival. Among other accolades, it won the Cultchivating the Fringe Award, allowing it to return for an encore run at The Cultch, Jan. 3 to 13. Performed without dialogue, and featuring Wonderheads’ signature fullfaced masks, the story centres on Mrs. Fischer, a feisty older woman holding white-knuckled onto life. “It’s quite literally a cat and mouse kind of cartoon chase between the character, Death, and this tenacious grandmother,”

says Braidwood, originally from Maple Ridge. Before joining forces on Grim and Fischer, Braidwood had watched her grandparents age and move into care homes, and Phoenix had recently dealt with death in his family. Those experiences resulted in wanting to examine what it means to lose the youthful “veil of invincibility” and face one’s own mortality. Wearing cartoon-like masks allowed them to explore a difficult, and sometimes scary Braidwood subject with humour and heart. Phoenix designed the set and is the actor beneath the oblong Grim Reaper mask, while Braidwood plays the stubborn Mrs. Fischer. She is also in charge of sound design and creates the oversized papier-mâché masks worn in all Wonderheads shows. (Their production history includes the live-action short Winston’s Last Puzzle and Loon, which toured last summer.) The headpieces are a more complex, colourful and expressive interpretation of traditional European larval masks. Braidwood says she usually incorporates two emotional states into every character’s face, which can then be angled to express different feelings. “For instance, I wanted Mrs. Fischer to

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have sort of a side smile, a twinkle in her eye,” she says, “but I also wanted her to be vulnerable, so an aspect of worry or fear.” Without dialogue, the performers rely on physical acting to tell the story. And that can be challenging with an oversized mask to contend with. “There’s no peripheral vision, so we really have to be aware of what the other performer is doing, and we have to be aware of the edge of the stage so we don’t fall off,” Braidwood says. The universal themes of aging and death make Grim and Fischer accessible to a wide audience, Phoenix says. And the crowd should be prepared for both absurd humour and earnest heartbreak. “At one moment, I want them to be laughing at a fart joke, and the next moment, crying because of how touched they are,” Phoenix says. “We’re not stuck in one genre or the other. It’s not just the drama or the comedy, it’s definitely both.”

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Nature photographer Albert Perkins will have a selection of photographs on display this month at the Maple Ridge library. Perkins, 82, is a native Vancouverite, born in the mining community of Brittania Beach in 1930 but has also lived in Surrey and most recently Maple Ridge, with wife Teresa and his two daughters. By trade, Perkins worked as a master

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plumber until his retirement in the early 1990s. Throughout his life he has spent thousands of hours photographing the natural side of the Greater Vancouver region including its scenery, wildlife, birds, and flowers in

colour photography. He built his own darkroom by the age of 15. Following his retirement, he volunteered many hours at Enver Creek High School in Surrey, teaching photographic and dark room to students.

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7:00 pm. Monday, January 14, 2013

HAMMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Parents interested in learning more about this program are invited to attend an Open House on Monday, January 14th at 7 pm in the school library. Hammond Elementary is located at 11520 - 203rd Street, Maple Ridge.

* Registration for September 2013 will take place in late January.

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However, the third quarter belonged to the more talented and deeper Talons, as they wore down Ridge, outscoring them 25-11 to win the game 78-51. Niemirski led Ridge with 25 points and eight rebounds.

The Maple Ridge Ramblers won three out of four games in their first week of high school basketball action since before Christmas. On Thursday, Jan. 3 Ridge travelled to Riverside and won Pitt Meadows 65-55 in an exhibition game. The Pitt Meadows Marauders The game was tied at the end lost a close exhibition game 57of the third quarter, then the 52 against a giant W.J. Mouat visitors went on an 18-7 run to team on Thursday, and then gain the victory.  The Ramblers were led by beat Saint Thomas Aquinas 91seniors Pavel Niemirski with 55 in a contest that was more 31 and Amit Rakhra with 25 layup drill than game on Friday. points. Both were exhibition games. The next day Ridge hosted “We were in that game all the Charles Best in an exhibition way,” said a pleased coach Rich game and won 51-46.  In early December, the Ram- Goulet of the Mouat matchup, where his team blers had lost to had a chance to Best by 24 points, beat a team that so coach Ken merits and honDockendorf was • Ramblers Boys Tourney ourable mention viewing the game • Maple Ridge Secondary in the provincial as an important rankings. • Jan. 10-12, Ramblers measure as to how “Mouat is huge the team was implay Thursday and and they’re talproving. Friday at 5 p.m. ented, but they did Down 29-23 at turn the ball over,” the half, the Ramsaid Goulet. blers were led by a The Abbotsford team’s lineup very strong second-half team defensive effort to hold Charles boasts six-foot-eleven centre Best to 17 points in the second Sebastian Muermann, and six-foot-nine power forward half.  Rapidly improving Grade 10 Tristan Etienne – a prospect forwards Ethan Coumont and who is ranked nationally in his Isaac Halas have become ma- age group at number four in jor contributors in all aspects the class of 2014 by Hoopstarsof the game, said Dockendorf. canada.com. But Pitt’s five-foot-four Grade Coumont had a double-double in recording 11 points and 11 11 point guard Elijah Lapurga rebounds, while Halas had came up big. He came off the eight points and five rebounds. bench to score 17 points, most Niemirski contributed 20 coming from five treys. Sepoints, and both Amit Rakhra bastien Marshall also had 13 and Ravjot Rakhra were out- points for the Marauaders. The next night the Maraudstanding at the defensive end. The third game of the week ers beat STA as everyone got on was against a very talented the scoresheet. Marshall had 22 team, played Saturday against points and 11 rebounds, sixfoot-eight centre Jordan Rich Gleneagle from Coquitlam. The Ramblers played a strong had 20 points, 14 rebounds first half, and were down only and Alejandro Canjura had 10 points. 31-28.

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O’neill a finalist at Power Showcase The event is billed the “Power Showthey were only estimated for distance. case,” and Maple Ridge slugger Tyler In the final, he managed one home O’Neill did indeed get a chance to disrun, but everyone was upstaged by Daplay his long ball proclivity. vid Denson, a 17-year-old from CaliforThe Power Showcase in Miami, Fla. nia who mashed a 515-foot homer – the on Jan. 31 brought together about 160 farthest ever at Marlin’s Park. He hit of the top power-hitting baseball prosthree that went over 500 feet, 19 taters pects from around the world. in total, and dominated the competiThey each were given 15 “outs” to attion in a style that hasn’t been seen in tempt to hit as many homers as possible. the seven years of the Power Showcase. O’Neill was among the five finalists after “He got the job done,” noted O’Neill. hammering five taters in the first round. There were 107 young power hitters His best cleared the wall at Marlins at the showcase, and they came from Park and sailed an impressive 434 feet. Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Holland and 10 In the words of fictional catcher Crash different nations across the globe. Davis “anything travels that far oughta “It was great,” said O’Neill. “I met The newS/files have a damn stewardess on it.” some good kids, and had a good time.” “I put everything I had into it,” said Tyler O’Neill was invited to the Power Next up for O’Neill are trips with the Langley Blaze third baseman and Showcase home run derby. the Canadian junior national team, catcher. “I didn’t really feel it. You hit it which will travel to Orlando, Florida on the sweet spot, and it just flies.” for about 10 days in April, and then do another 10-day He’s not sure if it was the longest ball he has ever hit. junket to Santo Domingo in May for the Dominican O’Neill has hit some tape-measure jobs in the past, but Summer League.

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Rustlers A2 win pee wee tourney in Chilliwack The Ridge Meadows Rustlers won the Chilliwack pee wee hockey jamboree over the holidays. In their first game, the Rustlers A2 team played the host Chilliwack A3, and rode a four-goal performance from game MVP Gavin Bruce to a 5-1 victory. Their second game was a 5-1 win over Merritt A1. The game MVP was standout defenceman Nik Pederson, and Jackson Chimiliar scored twice. The Ridge Rustlers crushed Portland A2 by a score of 9-0 in their third game. Justin Cloete scored a hat trick and Tanner Eaton scored his first goal of  the season. In their fourth game against Chilliwack A4 they won 5-2, with Alexis Kahlert named the game MVP. Next up, they beat Chilliwack’s A3 team again, by a 6-4 margin.   Jakob Mainhout was the MVP. They finished the tournament with a win over the Everett Silver-

tips, and Kahlert was the MVP. Trevor Schmidt had six goals and two assists for eight points in the tournament, and Scott Lyttle had seven points on a goal and six assists. Jake Gobilot and Mike Wynes worked well as linemates through the tournament, and combined for 10 points. Chris Beaubien and Chris Penner both battled hard despite having injuries, and Penner was rewarded with the winning goal in the tournament final. So far in league play, the team has gone a perfect 12-0, but has been heavily penalized, with 217 minutes in 12 games. This tournament could be a turning point, however, as the Rustlers showed great discipline, and was the last penalized team in the tournament, which helped them to win the gold medal. “We are becoming Team Tenacity,” said coach Ed Moulton. “Physical, tenacious and fast – that’s our motto.”

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CHISHOLM, John On January 2, 2013 John passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He is remembered with love by his wife of 52 years Patricia, and his children Micheal, Merle & Marilyn. Also mourning his loss are his sisters, Josephine & Theresa, as well as his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family & friends. John was predeceased by his daughter Carolann, his sister Kathy and his parents Mina and Joseph. John was a devoted husband, father and friend. He was an honest, kind, loyal, and hardworking man with many talents. John loved to garden and enjoyed spending time with his best friend, Pat, traveling and playing Yahtzee. John’s family is grateful for the many wonderful caregivers who provided comfort and support. A service of remembrance will be held at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969 216th Street, Maple Ridge on Saturday, Feb 2nd 2013 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be

In loving memory of Deane Connolly, née Guillou, born on February 25, 1955 in Aubigny, Manitoba. A much loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She passed away peacefully on January 2, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She will be missed and remembered by her devoted husband Ken, her loving children, David, Ashlie, Steven and her beloved grandson Ryan. She was predeceased by her parents Louis and Eva Guillou. She will be missed by her brothers Paul (Lorene) and Gerald (Gaetane) and sister Laurette (Norm), sister in law Susie Laity and brother in law Terry Connolly and many nieces and nephews. Her memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel at 11969 216th St. Maple Ridge, BC, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to BC Cancer Society. You can leave a message of condolence for the family at www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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GULLIFORD, Gerry ARCAND Yvette (Marcellin) Predeceased by husband Reg and daughter, Janet Neufeld. She will be missed by her children: George, Donna Woods (Mike), Larry, Shirley Sasiadek, David (Jeannie), Bill (Ida), 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren plus numerous family and friends. She was born in Maillardville, married and moved to Maple Ridge (Hammond) in 1946 where they raised their family and enjoyed their community. Yvette loved to garden and travel in her later years. Her final years were spent in Maple Ridge Senior Village where Yvette passed away peacefully in her 86th year on January 2, 2013. All of Yvette’s family would like to thank the staff for taking such excellent care of our mother. No service by request.

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COVINGTON, Shirley Doreen December 5 1925 December 28 2012 Shirley Covington passed away Friday December 28th in Maple Ridge, BC. Born in Selkirk Manitoba December 5th 1925 to Wallace Percy & Violet Burns.

Predeceased by her parents, brother Harvey and husband Allen. Shirley is survived by sisters Beryl and Roberta (Bobbi), daughter Betty (Don), sons Brad (Carol), Blaine (Deb), and Brent (Deb), 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Shirley was a fantastic mother and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Holyrood Manor for taking great care of Mom and Dad in their final years. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, in lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of a great husband, father and Poppa. After a very long and courageous battle with cancer, Gerry is finally free. Husband to Sylvia for 50 years. Dad to Samantha (Mike) Stewart, Robin (Jim) Mise and Susanne (Brent) Senko. Loved by his 5 grandchildren Mary and Owen, Parker, Emily and Olivia. Celebration of Life to be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 1-3pm at the Maple Ridge Alliance Church, Courtyard, 203rd and Dewdney Trunk Road. Special thanks to Dr. H. Khan, Dr. S. Yu and the Oncology Dept. and staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital and McKenney Creek Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to either BC Cancer Agency or McKenney Creek Hospice in Gerry’s name.

Jacquie Allan May 10th 1948December 18th 2012 Jacqueline Therese Allan, 64, of Maple Ridge passed away peacefully at the McKenney Creek Hospice on December 18th with family by her side. She leaves behind two loving sons, Wayne and Steve (Pascale) and her two precious grandchildren (the lights of her life) Tyler and Amanda. Missing her with happy memories are her brothers Daryl (Judy), Dale, Denny (Kathy) and sister Sharon (Mike), nephews Cory, Scott, Wayne and nieces Amy and Jennifer. Jacquie is pre-deceased by her sister Shirley( Wayne) and her mom and dad. Jacquie will be sorely missed by all of her friends including best friend Sue (Todd), favourite walking partner Bernice and many others. Jacquie worked in the insurance business in Maple Ridge for many years starting at Century 21 and, for the past 21 years, worked with “Ken and the gang” at Harris and Leib. She thoroughly enjoyed her work, both spending time with her clients and with all of her co-workers, who became her second family. Jacquie loved to cook for her family and walk with her “Bubba baby”. She especially looked forward to her summer vacation at Shushwap each year with her family. Jacquie did not have a chance to say good bye to many people as she had to leave work suddenly, in September, We would like to thank Dr. Wong for the loving compassion he showed to Jacquie. The wonderful nurses at McKenney Creek Hospice along with the numerous other doctors, specialists and nurses at the various hospitals in Jacquie’s very short fight with cancer. At her request there will be no service however donations can be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Notes of condolences for the family can be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

JENKINS ( Speed) Margaret Oct 11, 1919 - Jan. 2, 2013 Margaret passed away quietly on January 2, in Ridge Meadows Hospital. She will be sadly missed and loved by her husband of 73 years, Bob (Cub), her children Bob (Lea) Jenkins, Anne (Jack) Tossavainen, her grandchildren Helen (Chris) Gambling, Larry Jenkins, Ken (Sabrina) Jenkins, Teresa Kiss, Eric (Christine) Tossavainen, Karen (Chris) Hoskins, Nancy Tossavainen (Dan Pierce), and her greatgrandchildren Mark (Casey), Rhys (Karly), Lucas, Trevor, Austin, Jessica, Kaitlyn, Linden, Dylan, Braeden & Riley. Her brother in-law Doug and sister in -law Bunny and many nieces and nephews. Margaret was born in Coleman, Alberta and moved to Vancouver in 1944, and then residing in their Pitt Meadows home since 1989. She was a wonderful Mom and Grandmother and will remain in our hearts and always loved.

RICHARDS, Marie Dec. 1925 - Dec. 2012 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom and Gramma Marie Richards. Marie was born in North Sydney Nova Scotia and spent the early years of her life working in the Navy. This is where she met her husband Larry of 67 years. Following the war, they moved to the West Coast and started a family of four children. We were all so proud of mom as she crafted out her life from a very humble beginning. The courage, tenacity and love that she showed every waking minute played greatly into who we all became as people. Mom dedicated her entire life to her family and working together with Dad achieved many great things. She had a long and happy life and we know in the end she had achieved all she had hoped for and more. Marie is survived by her husband Larry, children Sharon (Bruce), Len (Linda), Jan (Tom) and Don (Paula). She was a wonderful Gramma to Brian, Michael, Craig, Jeff, Kaitie, Tommy, Olivia & Sean and a wonderful Great Gramma to Eric, Alex, Georgia, Owen and Brenden. Also survived by her niece Joni (Paul).

SMITH Jane Alexandra (Jean) March 1 1926 - Jan. 1 2013 Mom finished out the year and passed away peacefully on News Years Day. Predeceased by her husband Dave in 1994, Jean will be sadly missed by her loving family; daughter Heather (Peter) Dyck, son Dave (Karen) Smith, grandchildren Alexandra, Christopher, Jo-Anne, Ryan, Julie, Kendel, Carlie and Jordan, greatgranddaughter Isabella, her sister Norma (Alex) McKay; many nieces and nephews, other family members and friends. Memorial service to be held January 12, 2013 at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel 11969 216th St. Maple Ridge, BC, at 1:30 PM. Pastor John Wyness officiating. Special thanks to the staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital and the Home Health for taking such good care of our Mother. In lieu of flowers, donations to BC Heart and Stroke foundation in Jean’s memory would be appreciated. Forever missed and always in our hearts. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

We miss you so much Mom (Gramma) “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal”…………. author unknown

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

PLAYHOUSE LICENSED Family Child Care Everything your child needs to grow through play and gentle, consistant guidance. Will be opening January 7/13 and has 4 openings left. Call (604)356-0727 for appointment

Preschool Daycare 21/2 to 5 years Before &/or After school care K ~ 12 years Davie Jones Edith McDermott Highland Park Pitt Meadows Programs included: Arts, Science, Music, Math, Dramatic Play & Sports Fully licensed, QualiďŹ ed E.C.E. Caregivers & Teachers

604.465.9822 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES $294.00 DAILY MAILING POSTCARDS! Guaranteed Legit Work. Register Online! www.ThePostcardGuru.com ZNZ Referral Agents Needed! $20$95/Hr! www.FreeJobPosition.com Multiple $100 Payments To Your Bank! www.SuperCashDaily.com More Amazing Opportunities @ www.LegitCashJobs.com

Circulation Clerk The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an opening for a part-time Circulation Clerk. This position is approximately 30 hours per week. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a fast-paced customer service oriented environment. In addition, this person must possess strong computer skills, have an accounting background, good communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal) and a pleasant telephone manner. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter with proven organizational expertise. Previous circulation experience would be an asset. Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence by Sunday, January 13, 2013 to: Brian Yip Circulation Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email to: brian@mapleridgenews.com Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Now open in Maple Ridge

JOIN OUR TEAM Turn your passion for travel into a career selling cruises. We offer: ~ a flexible work life ~ the freedom to travel ~ ongoing education & support Learn more about how you can CHANGE YOUR LIFE at our discovery night Tuesday January 15th, 7pm RSVP by January 14th Louis Venter 604-561-2719 Help Wanted!!! Make $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping HomeWorkers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.mailing-ca.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD is currently recruiting management positions for various Co-op locations in Nunavut. We provide relocation assistance, subsidized accommodations and group IN Hines Creek, AB 2 yrs minimum experience. Must have good circular saw knowledge. 40 hr/wk. M-F $31-$34/hr. Benefits. Resume to: beckiezavisha@hotmail.com or FAX 780-494-3768

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FARM WORKERS

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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FARM WORKERS

FOUR FARM WORKERS required for Blue Magic Greenhouses in Pitt Meadows. Work is labour intensive. Duties include pruning, planting, weeding, picking & other related duties. Some heavy lifting required. Wages $10.25 per hour. Expected to work 50 hrs per week, 6 days/week starting on April 12. Email resume by January 17 to bmgrh@shaw.ca

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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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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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CASHIER/GAS ATTENDANT needed PT/FT. Apply in person to: Super Save Gas, 20522 Lougheed Hwy. Starting wage $10.25

Needed for Seasonal work from April to November in Pitt Meadows Duties: Weed control, pruning, harvesting berries & all general farm labour. Must be reliable & able to work in all weather conditions with minimum supervision. Wage $10.25/hr, 40-60 hrs/wk. Fax resume: Attn: Sue to 604-465-0300 FARM WORKERS Pitt Meadows farming company requires seasonal farm workers for blueberry and cranberry farms. Duties will include general farm labor, planting, pruning, fertilizing, weed control and harvesting. Work is physically demanding; handling heavy loads, repetitive tasks and standing for extended periods of time. Work is performed outdoors in cold/damp or hot/dusty conditions. Wages are $10.25 per hour. Work can consist of 50 hours or more over 6 day weeks particularly during harvest. Approx start date: March 15, 2013 Please fax your resume to Meadowland Farms Inc. 604-460-2041 No phone calls please.

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PROFESSIONAL SALES CONSULTANTS. Central Alberta’s leading Ford dealer requires two professional sales associates to join our award winning team. Denham Ford is Canada’s most highly awarded Ford dealer. We maintain a large inventory of New & Used vehicles & friendly country atmosphere with big city sales volume. We are closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays. We offer a competitive pay plan with an aggressive bonus structure, salary guarantee and moving allowance. Attention: Dean Brackenbury, GSM. Email: dbrackenbury@denhamford.com. Fax 780-352-0986. Toll free 1-800-232-7255.

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LOGGING / PAYROLL CLERK

for a busy logging company in Harrison Mills. MUST BE PROFICIENT WITH EXCEL!

Competitive Wages Commensurate w/ experience & Benefits Available. Please fax: (1)604-796-0318 or e-mail: grant.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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CLEANING SERVICES

Lauren 778-862-1920

Home Restaurant Maple Ridge

W Hiring PT Kitchen & Service Positions

HOUSECLEANING

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

SPIRITUAL PHYSIC HEALER

Apply in person to 21667 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge

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Specializing in Palm, Tarot Cards, Crystal Ball Readings. Reunites loved ones Solve all problems of life.

One visit will amaze you! Call today for a better tomorrow. *NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL* 3 Readings for $45.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

CLARK FREIGHTWAYS F/T Certified Commercial Transport Mechanic We are a growing, progressive and well respected carrier specializing in the transportation of perishable and dry freight, since 1957. Currently looking for a Full-time Certified Commercial Transport Mechanic. Must be physically fit and fluent in English. Ownership of basic tools required. We offer an attractive compensation package which includes a competitive wage commensurate with experience and group health benefits. Please forward your resume and cover letter to: hrfrt@telus.net or fax to 604-472-2136. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

604-653-5928

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

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

Leo: 604-657-2375 / 604-462-8620

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161 MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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No Credit Checks! www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

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ELECTRICAL

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

HANDYPERSONS

ARRANGE HANDYMAN Design, Renovations & Repairs Call Glenn @ 778-873-8300

604-537-4140

Did you just get engaged? SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

Bring a smile to your community! Advertise your engagement with us, call 604-575-5555

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, fencing, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. Additions, Home Improvements Restorations, Renovations, & New Construction. Specializing in Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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*BATHROOMS *KITCHENS *ADDITIONS *REMODELING *SUNDECKS *BASEMENTS, etc 20+ yrs exp., Insured/Guaranteed Big & Small Jobs Welcome!!

Mathias 604-313-5530

HOME REPAIRS

Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

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

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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

LANDSCAPING

DUTCH TOUCH Green Services Ltd

FRESH COAT PAINTING ~ Int/Ext, Drywall repair, Gutter cleaning, Pressure washing Free Est. Call James (778)868-5307

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

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

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

www.nphomes.ca

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

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MISC SERVICES

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

HUNGRY PAINTERS ceiling, walls, trim, power washing Int/Ext Spray, Brush & Roll 604-467-2532

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PLUMBING

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

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

Dean 604-834-3076

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

C & C Electrical Mechanical • ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

604-475-7077 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.

(#102055) Bonded

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

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

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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GARDENING

Explore Family Literacy Two exciting, fun-filled FREE family events Sharing our Stories, Pitt Meadows Public Library Saturday January 19, 2013 from 11 AM to 3 PM Join us for a traditional Katzie welcome, storytelling sessions, fun activity stations, information booths, and refreshments. Family Literacy Fair, Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday January 26, 2013 from 2 PM to 4 PM Test your skills at the interactive Amazing Literacy Race stations, listen to Paula Justus bring stories to life, join in a drumming circle with Boris Sichon, or take part in one of the many other fun-filled activities during our Family Literacy Fair. Prizes to be won!

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

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ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week!

Call 604.575-5555

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45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ALWAYS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs, 20 yrs exp. Rain or shine.7dys/wk.Simon 604-230-0627

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

Swedish Massage Confidential ✭✭Customised Treatment✭✭ *Private *European *Daily Specials 604.230.4444

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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* Move- ins / Out * Staging *Inside Windows / Blinds * Organizing Gift Cards for any occasion

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. bcclassified.com

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

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PERSONAL SERVICES

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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Equipment & Supplies Included. (Except Vacuum).

FABRICATOR (Pipe fitter) required for Maple Ridge Union Shop. Email resume: mike@emmfg.com

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

$20/hr. Min. 3 hrs.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

FAB machine shop looking for entry int. level MFG or CAD/CAM technologist. Must be proficient in autoCAD/Inventor and masterCAM XV Diploma from BCIT or equivalent. email: charles@emmfg.ca

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FRIENDLY CLEANING

RECEPTIONIST

Please mail, fax or e-mail resume to: McEachern Harris & Watkins 22334 McIntosh Avenue V2X 3C1 604-467-1224 reception@mhwlaw.ca

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ENVIRO

LEGAL

Maple Ridge law firm requires a full time receptionist who must be self-motivated and have multi - tasking abilities. Prior reception experience preferred.

PERSONAL SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

.604.687.4680, 1.800.565.5297 www.dialalaw.org

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

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PLUMBING

PETS 477

PETS

REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

MAPLE RIDGE

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

• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $700. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls CANE CORSO MASTIFF all blues 6F, 2M, ultimate family guardian. Ready to go. $1000. (604)308-5665 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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/Lab pups, 1M/1F, both black, $200. (604)3162757. No Sunday calls 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 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 604-302-2357

http://www.abacusroofing.info/

Shake Conversions, Re & Re Asphalt

Repairs & Gutter cleaning Junk Removal available 28 years experience

Chris 604-462-9009 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

TOPSOIL

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SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

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TREE SERVICES

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

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES starting at $99

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows - Solaris Towers BRAND NEW UNITS AVAIL *1Bd+den. *2Bd+den. *3Bdrm. CALL FOR DETAILS

Call 604-464-7548

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

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

Coquitlam Center Co-op

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

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

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MISC. FOR SALE

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Sine 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING SALE... “THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

20 Acres FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Neaer El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com

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APARTMENT/CONDOS SENIORS - CONDO

Fraserview Village $197,000 Bright &Clean 2 BDRM - 2 baths in 55+ complex Spacious kitch, non-slip tiles, roll-out shelves, newer appl’s, airconditioning and gas F/P. Secure U/G parking and LOW maintenance fees. WILL BE 3 blocks to Casino and shopping. Royal Lepage - Dave @

604.240.3523

sandy@terramanagement.ca Or phone 604 945 5864

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

“DREAM FOR SALE” QUESNEL 111 acres with log house. Has well & sewer. No hydro or phone lines. Located 65 kms South West of Quesnel. Year round creek & small lake. $127,000. Call Tom (250)249-5031

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! 604-626-9647

Call (604) 466-2633 to book your appointment. Membership requires shares down payment and participation. Retired Seniors age 60+. No pets. Our units are designated non-smoking units. No subsidy available.

(604)466-5799 Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, n/pets. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

MAPLE RIDGE Ctrl 2 bdrm, full bath, carport, Xstorage, own W/D, NP/NS Immed $950 (604)808-6874

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm rancher, Hammond area, well kept, pri bkyrd close to schls & transit. $1195/mo, avail immed. Refs & good credit req 604-462-1673 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you, or someone you know just have a baby? How about a Birthday or Anniversary? Advertise your special occassions with us bcclassified.com

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OFFICE/RETAIL

604.467.1170

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

M.Ridge Cntrl 11735-225 St Quiet 2 bdrm $900 Inc heat h/w No dogs 604-467-9420, 604-728-0940

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

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

PORT COQUITLAM

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

604-463-3000

746

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

CARS - DOMESTIC

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking 1 bdrm ~ Avail Now $790/mo

No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.

GARIBALDI Court

CARS - DOMESTIC

Sell your Car! Power Pack…

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

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$890 GREAT LOCATION * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities. SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings MAPLE RIDGE: 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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DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

COQUITLAM CENTRE 1300sf 2 bdrm 2 bath sep ldry & ent. prkg NS/NP. $1180/mo. 604-771-9628

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

Coquitlam Munday/Daws Hill, 2 bdrm ste incl util quiet area. Avail now $900mo NS/NP 604-931-1775

818

MAPLE RIDGE 239A/115. 2 Bdrm, newly reno’d, st prkg. Full cbl, h.spd net & utils $900. NP. (604)466-8053

LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON A NEW VEHICLE? Save up to 40% OFF your next new vehicle... No games or gimmicks, deal direct with local dealerships. www.newcarselloff.com

MAPLE RIDGE West, 1 bdrm, util’s & cable incl’d, share W/D, N/S, no party, on bus route, mature person, ref’s req’d $750/mo (604)466-2186 NEW, large, central, 2-bed basem’t suite, $1,050 includes cable & utils. Own entry & laundry. N/S. Indoor cat welcome. Immed. possession. 604-466-3175.

752

No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

SUITES, UPPER

ABBOTSFORD Upstairs Suite for Rent! Christian Landlords. 1,000s.f. 2 BR, 1 Bath. Patio entrance/carport. Hydro. W/D. Stove/Oven/Fridge. NO Pets/NO Smkg. Ideal for newly-weds. Downes Rd, near Abb Auto Mall. Available Feb 1. $800 + Gas. Chris 604-308-4292

TOWNHOUSES

CARS - DOMESTIC

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 The Scrapper

MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm T/H, corner unit backing onto green belt. Common outdoor area. Great play area for children with fun sprinkler for the summer. Closed garage, storage, 2.5 baths. W/d. All kitchen appl. Very well kept home. Near schls & town. Ns/np. Avail. now. 232nd/Lougheed hwy

Call Pam 604.855.7393

851

TRUCKS & VANS

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

TRANSPORTATION 810

2001 ODYSSEY LX, silver, 153K, new trans/3 year warr, good tires & brakes. $6000. (604)476-9390

AUTO FINANCING

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COQUITLAM Central, spacious 2 bdrm, new paint, share W/D, w/i closets, shower, storage. Ns/np. $850 incl utils. Feb1. 604-726-6884

Sell your vehicle FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!

AVAILABLE NOW

MAPLE Ridge 1 bedroom condo for rent. Top floor at Urbano. Sun deck, in-suite laundry, 2 underground parking. $975/month. Contact Wesley at 604-418-5959.

COQUITLAM. Brand new lrg modern 1bdrm grnd lvl suite, very bright, with full bath, d/w, laundry, nr SFU, Lougheed Mall, transit. n/s, np,$900 incl all utils.Avail now.604-931-6206

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

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge

Sorry No Pets

Coquitlam 2 bdrm + den 1300sf, W/D, cls to schl shop bus, sh 50% utils Avail now. $900. 604939-7550

Haney Motor Hotel

818

AUTO FINANCING

SUITES, LOWER

ROOMS FOR RENT

Call 604-467-3944

810

BURNABY-Lovely recently reno’d 1 bdrm, grnd level suite, Furnished or unfurnished. Edmonds area skytrain close. 5 Appl. Shared w/d. $750/mo inc. utils. 604-777-9943

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

PORT COQUITLAM newly reno’d 2 bdrm corner ste in quiet bldg. Onsite card lndry. Cls to amens, WCE, bus. $980 heat/htwr incl. Avail now. Cat neg. Ph: (604)942-4740

818

750

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

604-464-3550

TRANSPORTATION

PITT MEADOWS. Furn. bdrm with priv. bth 2 bdrm condo. Female. Prkg. NS/NP. $475. 604-460-0840

751

MAPLE RIDGE

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Queen Anne Apts. 625

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

#1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Bright 2 bdrm apt.

627 FEED & HAY

Pad in Ruskin MHP. Pet & family OK! Rent $449/mo. New home $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

CO-OP RENTALS

Interviewing at Haney Pioneer Village Co-operative for our waiting list. Jan. 17 & Jan 18, 2013 by appointment only

&

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Maple Ridge

TOY POODLE. 6 weeks old, black, male. $700. Call 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

Excellent Strata Management team

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION MAPLE RIDGE M/F bed sitting rm own bath main hse Lots of amens NS/NP $625mo 604-476-1335

MAPLE COURT II

MAPLE Ridge Ctrl. Gordon Tower, 1 Bdrm, fresh paint, new flr, 5 appl, mtn view, avail now. $800. NS/NP. Suit retired person. (604)467-1886

AMERICAN BULLDOGS $800 Ready NOW 4 females, 2 males Call for appt. (604)230-1999

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

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

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

RENTALS

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

MAPLE COURT I

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

RENTALS

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

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On September 16, 2011, on the Haney Bypass, Maple Ridge, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Ridge Meadows RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $10,397 CAD, on or about 14:24 Hours, and $120 USD, on or about 14:24 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada (CDSA) and was therefore offence-related property pursuant to section 11 (Search, seizure and detention) of the CDSA. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1337, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to

the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.


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Congratulations to Khemarak for winning 1st place in our colouring contest!

He won an iPad for Mom & Dad and an iPad mini for himself. Congratulations also to Gavin who won 2nd place and an iPad, and Kylie who won 3rd place and a Toys R Us Gift Card.

Dave Wyant

Sean Elmont

Brent Miscisco

Mike Jankowiak

Robbie Beaton

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

Adam Cunliffe

Brett Kinney

Ross Burroughs

Bob Murdoch

Super Dave’s


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What’s your New Year’s resolution? How about eating more fruits and veggies?

FACT: By simply

incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet, you can drastically decrease your chances of getting cancer. Visit our website to find out more information. www.kinsfarmmarket.com/ greenfighters

Prices effective: January 9th to January 13th, 2013 Colourful & Tasty

Red, Orange & Yellow Peppers

$1.69/lb

Juicy, Flavourful & Seedless

Korean Mandarins

99¢/lb Korea Grown

Mexico Grown

Sweet & Juicy

Fresh, Jumbo & Vine Ripened

Large Navel Oranges

Beefsteak Tomatoes

California Grown

Mexico Grown

49¢/lb

Haney Place Mall #113 - 11900 Haney Pl. Maple Ridge 604.466.1186 OPEN same as mall hours

79¢/lb

Crunchy & Sweet

Fuji Apples

69¢/lb Washington Grown

Maple Ridge News, January 09, 2013  

January 09, 2013 edition of the Maple Ridge News

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