B.C. Views New season for ‘School Wars’. p6
Salmon, other fish found in slough. p3
Arts&life Ridge singer vies to be People’s Choice. p12
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Ridge, Pitt together in one riding Mission no longer part as electoral boundaries changed by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter
Providing the parliamentarians approve it, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge voters will belong to one riding under that name, in the next federal election in 2015. The new riding boundaries coincide with municipal ones, using the most common sense divisions, Pitt River in the west and 287th Street in the east. The change puts the riding population at about 94,000 people, about 10 per cent less than the target population for each riding of 104,763. After hearing from the public, the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission submitted its report redrawing the province’s federal electoral map and tabled it in the House of Commons on Monday. See Ridings, p8
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Unhappy trails Conny Lewis brushes Loona, a 15-year-old Appaloosa, for a ride with other members of the Mission and Haney Trail Riders, starting from the main corral in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Sunday. The groups want new corrals, claiming they are unsafe, in the park. A park management meeting is set for Thursday.
2nd guilty plea in rave case Also to a lesser charge of distributing obscene material by P hi l M e l nych uk staff reporter
Sports: Para-nordic competitor aiming high. See story, p13
The Pitt Meadows rave case is winding down after a guilty plea was entered two months ago and a sentencing hearing is to be held next week. Originally described by RCMP as a gang rape, the incident has concluded with two guilty pleas,
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one by a juvenile in 2011 to distributing obscene material, and more recently, a guilty plea by Dennis John Allen Warrington to the same charge, distributing obscene material. Warrington, who was 20 years old on Feb. 16, 2012, entered the plea Dec. 20. Warrington had been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography following a party dubbed “Another Night in Bangkok,” at a Pitt Meadows farm on Harris Road, Sept. 10, 2010. Although Warrington was at
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the party, he did not witness the alleged sex assault of a 16-yearold girl, which police at the time described as rape. But a teenaged boy, 16 at the time, took photographs of the sexual activity and sent them to his friends, who shared them with others, including Warrington. A day after the rave, the photographs were posted on Facebook, with a caption that wondered who the girl was. Warrington did not know the identify of the victim.
Distribution of obscene material is a lesser charge because there is no minimum sentence, unlike possession or distribution of child pornography, which carries a minimum six-month jail term. Crown prosecutor Wendy van Tongeren Harvey said a sentencing hearing will take place all day Feb. 6 in Port Coquitlam provincial court, where the victim will also give an impact statement. The child pornography charges against Warrington will be dropped at that time.
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Salmon, other fish found in Katzie Slough Pitt Meadows’ new maintenance plan will limit flooding by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter
Against environmental odds, Katzie Slough has salmon, a new report has found, and allowing the City of Pitt Meadows to clear the waterway will not only stop flooding in the area, but improve it as fish habitat. The finding was in a report titled the Katzie Slough Fish Habitat Inventory Assessment, which was recently delivered to Pitt Meadows city hall. The goal of the study was to come up with a maintenance plan for the slough, while satisfying the Department of Fisheries and Oceans that fish habitat is being protected. A highly engineered urban stream, the slough is a desolate environment for fish. Some sections are almost completely dry during summer. Other reaches are so choked with canary grass and weeds that the water doesn’t move, raising temperatures and lowering the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water, especially in the summer. There are also few trees along the banks to shade the watercourse. The report, prepared by ISL Engineering of Burnaby, noted that during the summer, the slough does not meet Ministry of Environment guidelines for salmonid habitation. However, like dandelions growing through cracks in the sidewalk, salmonids were found there.
During the study, 11 species of fish were trapped in Katzie Slough. Subcontractor Scott Resources of Mission set 699 minnow traps, each for a 24-hour period, during all four seasons. They managed to catch 23 coho salmon and five cutthroat trout – another salmonid. “It shows the resilience of the salmonid species,” said Greta Borick-Cunningham
of the Alouette River Management Society, which does habitat monitoring in a 300m channel of the slough. “It’s great to see that.” She said the new report reaffirms the importance of habitat restoration projects. There were 11 total species of fish trapped,
but the most common was the threespine stickleback – a hardy, 5 cm long fish that can live in a variety of conditions from coastal salt water to ditches, and named for the spikes sticking out of its back. There were more than 13,000 of them caught in the slough. The report calls the slough winter habitat for salmonids, and year-round for other species. Defining the fish values in the slough was important, said Kim Grout, Pitt Meadows director of operations and development services. She points out that it will not be real fish habitat until the infrastructure of the slough is upgraded. “Those fish live a very challenged existence,” she said. Virtually all of Pitt Meadows would be under water if not for the system of dikes and pumps that surround it. The pumps, installed in the late 1940s, kill adult fish that pass through them. There are six pump stations with 15 pumps, and each pump cost $4 million to replace, are nearing the end of their life cycle. Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters said replacing them is a high priority, as grants from senior government are made available. New pumps are designed to be “fish friendly.” She said the report should help the city maintain the slough, removing sediment and vegetation, and maintaining the banks. That will eliminate the nuisance of flooding, which effects farm fields and even some basements in Hammond. “I’m hopeful now that we’ll have a window of opportunity to clean it out,” said Walters. “You have to keep the water flowing.”
Free hospital parking on the Maple Ridge council agenda Rx Rockers want issue fast-tracked by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter
Like the music of Elvis and Johnny Cash, the Rx Rockers aren’t going away. They are taking their fight for free parking at Ridge Meadows Hospital to the stage of municipal hall, and asking for public support. In December, the band of musicians complained that their cars were ticketed while performing at Baillie House, even though they had each displayed parking passes on their windshields. After offering a free performance, each received a parking fine of $60. They were able to have the charges reversed, but were irked by the indiscriminate fines, and wonder how many people would pay without
Members of the band were ticketed at the hospital while performing a free concert during the Christmas holidays, despite having parking passes. complaint. Russ Curnew, a band member, pointed out that in Mission and Delta, hospital parking is free, and said it should be in Maple Ridge, too. He is asking people who agree with him to write Mayor Ernie Daykin. He also invites them to attend an upcoming meeting of council, when he will appear as a delegation on Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at municipal
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will investigate the issue, but Curnew was discouraged to find the first time the issue will be on council’s agenda is in May, as part of the overall parking bylaw. He wants to fast-track it. “We have to keep pushing, and get Ernie and the boys to do something about it – they’re the ones who can.” Fraser Health spokesman Roy Thorpe-Dorward said pay parking ensures there will be a rotation of vehicles in the parking lot, and that people are not parking in Fraser Health lots when they are not attending facilities. The projected revenue from Fraser Health’s Maple Ridge lots for the coming year is approximately $500,000, and the health authority would like to be involved in any discussions about hospital parking fees. The issue originally got broad media attention, including a CBC television report, and the band’s outcry brought out a chorus of support from
others who support the call for free hospital parking. One of those was local physiotherapist Gunter Rebele, who was ticketed at the hospice. He parked in an area that is designated by sign for health care professionals. When he returned approximately 20 minutes later, he had a $60 ticket. He took another look at the sign, which was almost completely obscured by vines, and saw that it says health care professionals must still purchase a parking voucher. He sent a digital photo, which confirms the sign is obscured by vines, and had his office manager write Impark to explain why he feels he should not pay, but has had no response. He said the parking situation obviously creates a lot of frustration at a time and place when people may already be experiencing stress and anxiety. “I understand they need funds, but there should be free parking for an hour, and if you
need longer, than you pay a small fee – that’s a good compromise,” he said. He plans to add his voice to the lobby of Maple Ridge council, and plans to either write the mayor, or appear at council when the issue is raised. Coun. Corisa Bell advised people who have a parking ticket they are disputing to make their complaint known to the bylaws department at district hall. At the present time, bylaws staff said there are not enough parking complaints at the hospital to warrant making a bylaw change. However, Bell feels complainants are simply not contacting the municipality. “That’s one way hospital patrons can hold Impark accountable,” she said. She said given what happened with the Rx Rockers, and the fact that some municipalities have free hospital parking, the situation warrants a conversation by council.
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Warrington has been under bail conditions requiring him to be home by 11 p.m., to abstain from drugs and alcohol and to not communicate with the victim. Warrington is also banned from accessing the Internet. He was charged last year with violating one of those conditions. That charge also will be dealt with Feb. 6. Warrington was the sole person left facing charges after a sexual assault charge against Colton Ashton McMorris, 20, was dropped last February. Crown entered a stay of proceedings, saying the evidence did not provide a likelihood of conviction. The girl, however, maintained she did not consent to sexual activity. When court proceedings against McMorris came to a halt, the girl – now a young woman – made a public
plea for more witnesses to break the “code of silence” and come forward. A day after charges against her alleged attacker were stayed last February, a teenage girl maintained she was sexually assaulted at the party. “No one, including myself, would let this happen to them willingly,” she said, flanked by her father at the South Bonson Community Centre in Pitt Meadows. “I have often wondered why women never report when they are sexually assaulted. Now I know why. It’s a hesaid, she-said thing. I am devastated that this case did not proceed.” She said she had no memory of the event that took place during the party. RCMP have suggested she may have been drugged. McMorris was the only person charged with sexual assault, al-
though police initially believed more than one person participated in it and dozens watched. The other guilty plea took place a year ago, when another teen, who was 17 at the time of the incident, also pleaded guilty to distributing obscene material and was sentenced to a year’s probation. He had previously been charged with producing and distributing child pornography, but those charges were dropped. The teen, who cannot be named because of his age, also had to write an essay on the dangers of social media and a letter of apology to the victim. “As much as [the teen] would want to turn back time and take back what he has done, the reality of life is such that he cannot undo what he has done,” Judge Pedro De Couto said. The harm done to
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the victim’s reputation, her good name and her self-confidence by the “thoughtless acts” of this young person has significantly scarred her, the judge added. The teen admitted he took photographs and a video on his Blackberry of what he thought was consensual sex and sent it to others. He told the court he took the photographs because he thought his friends would never believe what he had seen. The images were eventually posted by others on to Facebook and repeatedly shared online, prompting RCMP to make a public appeal to stop their distribution. Police said shortly after the incident that the 16-year-old girl was gang-raped in field by five to seven men – some adults and other teens. Police then backed away from describing the incident in those terms. “Make no mistake, this girl was raped, likely drugged and abused by numerous people,” said Sgt. Jennifer Hyland, the officer in charge of Ridge Meadows RCMP’s serious crime unit said after the incident.
Police nab 9 drinking drivers Ridge Meadows RCMP pulled nine drivers who had been drinking off the road during weekend road checks, and a tenth for driving while prohibited. Using the Immediate Roadside Prohibition, police can give driving prohibitions of 24 hours, three days, seven days, one month or 90 days, and order cars impounded for up to 30 days. The length of suspension is determined by the bloodalcohol level registered in a roadside screening device, and whether the culprit has had previous prohibitions. The financial penalty for impounding and administrative fees runs into the thousands of dollars. A police spokesman said the number of people still drinking and driving is surprising, given the increased penalties, and constant public messaging about the issue.
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Seven charges have been laid against a Surrey man for kidnapping a teenage girl from a Maple Ridge mall and assaulting her. Ian James William Campbell, 25, faces charges of kidnapping, producing an imitation firearm, choking, assault, assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, and auto theft. He made his first court appearance Thursday, Jan. 24 and he has been remanded in custody. “This matter is now be-
fore the courts. I do want to commend our investigative team for their diligence in working around the clock to pull this case together,” Insp. ”David Fleugel said. Campbell was arrested around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Vancouver by members of the Vancouver Police Department’s Emergency Response Team and Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Street Enforcement Unit. His arrest came after a public appeal by police for tips in the violent abduction of a 17-year-old girl from Westgate Cen-
tre on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. The girl was standing outside her place of work when she was approached by a man on foot around 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. According to police, the man told the teen he needed help to start his car. The girl went to help the man, but he produced what police said was a gun and forced her to drive her car, a red 1993 Honda Civic, out of the mall to a secluded area, where police say he physically, but not sexually assaulted her.
Badly beaten, she still managed to fight him off, ripping a gold cross from him during the struggle, and escaped to a nearby house, where police were called. Officers ob- Campbell tained surveillance footage from a nearby business and released a photo of the alleged abductor. Campbell has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2005, including convictions for
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Spreading wealth More money is being earned by fewer people. According to Statistics Canada, 10.6 per cent of the country’s income is now earned by the top one per cent of those who filed tax returns in 2010. The median income for those top earners is almost 10 times higher than the median income for the remaining 99 per cent. This disparity between the haves and the rest of society was the fuel for last year’s Occupy movement that spread around the world from Wall Street. It is a component of the First Nations’ Idle No More protests to reclaim their portion of Canada’s enormous wealth of natural resources, pumped and excavated from lands that once belonged to them. The gap between rich and poor has fired protest and unrest for as long as there’s been currency. Just ask the French, who disposed their monarchy when the population could no longer afford bread because of onerous taxes. In fact, Canada’s not doing too badly when it comes to dispersing income, ranking somewhere in the middle of the rest of the world. According to the Gini Index, a measure of income dispersion developed by an Italian statistician and sociologist in which a coefficient of zero means everyone has exactly the same income and one means all the wealth within a country is held by one person, Canada’s coefficient is .688. That’s lower than countries like Brazil (.784), the United States (.801) and Switzerland (.803). But it’s higher than the Netherlands (.650), Belgium (.662) and Germany (.667). The country with the most equal distribution of income in the world, according its Gini coefficient of .547, is Japan. Of course, all those statistics are meaningless the next time you check your bank statement. That’s the true measure of wealth distribution. Somehow, it’s never enough. – Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com
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New season for ‘School Wars’ VICTORIA – Like a bad reality show about a dysfunctional family, B.C. School Wars has lurched to life again for the 2013 election. Coming soon to billboards and buses across the province: staged pictures of sad-faced B.C. Views kids crammed into Tom Fletcher dirty classrooms by a heartless government. It doesn’t even matter which government. This ritual combat went on through Social Credit and NDP governments, too. Premier Christy Clark opened the new season with her promised pitch to restructure bargaining. It suggested splitting up bargaining into traditional wage and benefit talks, and a separate table and fund for classroom size and support. Cast in her familiar role of the sullen, rebellious teenager, BCTF president Susan Lambert staged a news conference to distort and mock the government’s offer. A 10-year deal if we give up bargaining wages and classroom conditions? “Ludicrous.” What’s ludicrous is her characterization of a formula to link teacher pay to nurses, post-secondary faculty and other government workers. Nurses are renowned for getting raises when no one else does, so this should be an opportunity for these powerful
unions to co-ordinate. But the BCTF can’t get along with other unions any more than it can negotiate with any discernible competence. Lambert falsely claimed there was no consultation on the proposal. This reminded me how she lowballed the costs of her union’s demands by hundreds of millions during what passed for negotiations in last year’s strike season. Behind the scenes, the BCTF executive and the school district bargaining agent had just settled on a mutual costing model. What this means is the school districts, which have to make payroll and balance budgets, have convinced the BCTF to stop misrepresenting costs. I’ll believe that when I see it. Before Education Minister Don McRae had even spoken, BCTF vice-president Glen Hansman was growling his reply on Twitter: See you in court. That message presumably also goes for premier-in-waiting Adrian Dix, unless he replaces the hated B.C. Liberals in May, then quickly kneels before the BCTF and extends the key to the provincial treasury. Two generations of British Columbians have been bullied by this bad drama, since Bill Vander Zalm decided an industrial union bargaining structure was just the ticket for public schools. Students are taught by example, if not by blatant propaganda in classrooms, that all problems are solved by demanding more money from the government. After this conditioning, older students are sometimes pressed into service as union pickets. There’s your Social Justice class, kids.
Sorry about those sports teams and field trips, but we need those as bargaining chips to get more paid leave time. To state the obvious, Clark and McRae staged this as a pre-election event to frame the issue. They knew their effort would be greeted as a declaration of war. The main reason the BCTF agreed to a contract extension with a wage freeze last year?
It wasn’t the blindingly obvious fact that every other public sector union had already taken two zeroes. It was strictly tactics. It wasn’t the blindingly obvious fact that every other public sector union had already taken two zeroes. It was strictly tactics. The delay sets up the latest rematch of these old warriors in the spring election. The plan is to get the dreaded B.C. Liberals out and then start working over the weaker, more union-dependent NDP. That’s who caved in earlier and gave the BCTF broad control over staffing levels, the proverbial key to the treasury. Along with basic math and economics, a point the BCTF seems unable to grasp is that its strategy is self-defeating. Those sad kids are making more and more parents seek a better deal. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com (email@example.com).
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Get real on transit taxes Editor, The News: Our mayors’ committee still avoids putting the cost of transit onto those who benefit most. It is openly acknowledged that property values near Skytrain and other good transit hubs have benefited substantially, and yet the mayors avoid putting substantial transit tax on property. They maintain the nominal $35 per property. Instead, it should be a percentage of property value. And doesn’t it make sense that the value of real estate will be directly affected by the value of infrastructure servicing it? Get realistic and quit charging those who have no access to public transit the major cost through gas tax and tolls. Lyall Holmes Maple Ridge
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Filthy streets Editor, The News: Re: Time to get with garbage pickup (The News, Jan. 25). I would like to add my voice to the list of people who would like to have mandatory garbage pickup. I have never walked on such filthy streets as we have here in Maple Ridge. Maureen Bartels Maple Ridge
Light years ahead Editor, The News: Re: Time to get with garbage pickup (The News, Jan. 25). I totally agree with Todd Oliver. It is time Maple Ridge has the debate regarding our municipal waste man-
agement program. We need to have a holistic, environmental waste management program in our district. I work in Port Coquitlam, which is light years ahead of us. We need a program and commitment to our citizens to reduce both our carbon footprint and our waste. We need green pick up, waste vision and municipal pick up. I was very disappointed the council dismissed the discussion before it even started. The recycling society does a great job, but we need a district-wide commitment and program for each and every family. I want our community to be a leader in this area. Kim Macey Maple Ridge
Cutting down Editor, The News: Re: Time to get with garbage pickup (The News, Jan. 25). I would vote ‘no’ to municipal garbage pickup. I take my garbage to the transfer station once every three months for a yearly cost of $40. I manage this by recycling extensively, composting and by separating my non-smelly garbage from my smelly garbage so I end up with one can of stinky stuff to three cans non-stinky. The argument that it is inefficient to have four different garbage collection
trucks roaming the street is not valid as the district is not paying for it. We have more than one courier truck delivering to our neighbourhoods and this is not seen as inefficient. I know for a fact that when I paid for weekly garbage collection I was much lazier with my recycling – easier to throw away that peanut butter jar than to wash it and put it in the recycling bin. I do have one suggestion for those who do use weekly garbage collection: share with your neighbours – pay for two cans and each household use one and split the cost. Maple Ridge should be proud that we are responsible citizens really trying to cut down on our garbage and recycling as much as we can. Carolyn Campos Maple Ridge
Same standard Editor, The News: Re: Time to get with garbage pickup (The News, Jan. 25). I found it shocking, coming here from north Burnaby, that garbage collection was not included with weekly recycling, especially with the amount of property taxes we pay. We recycle 95 per cent of our waste, and only end up with one small bag of garbage a month.
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online comments • James Rowley · University of B.C.: Municipal garbage pick-up is so 1970s. Back then we were encouraged to consume like there was no tomorrow and toss the waste over our shoulders. If paying a private company to pick up trash is expensive, don’t do it. Get a food digester and compost for green waste and you’ll pay $30-40/year (or less) in tipping fees. Share a pick-up with your neighbour. We are the only municipality in the Lower Mainland that has a choice. Municipal garbage pick-up will not reduce waste. Pitt Meadows began picking up green waste separately – of course the waste sent to the landfill was reduced. Fact check: Metro Vancouver is not requiring all its municipalities to pick up green waste and kitchen scraps by 2015. It is banning them from landfills. How we take care of our green waste then becomes our problem to figure out.
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Minimum 12 years for stabbing of husband by Neil Corbet t staff reporter
Leah Marie Florence will serve a minimum of 12 years in prison for stabbing her husband to death in a Hammond basement suite in November of 2009. Florence, 45 and a mother of two, was previously found guilty of second-degree murder, which carries a life sentence. At Tuesday’s sentencing in New Westminster Supreme Court, Justice Jeanne Watchuk could have set Florence’s eligibility for parole at a minimum of 10 years or a maximum of 25. Florence will not be eligible for parole until late 2021, and if suc-
cessful will remain on parole for life. Crown Counsel Theresa Iandiorio’s position was that Florence should receive a minimum of 13 years before being eligible for parole, given the “brutal, vicious nature of the attack.” She will also be banned from possessing firearms for life. Florence had a drunken argument with her husband of 15 years, Andrew Milne, who was then 50. She stabbed or cut him 14 times. The couple was living in the home of Florence’s aunt, Patricia Burt, on Ospring Street in Hammond, at the time of the murder. Burt had taken the couple in, as they were near home-
lessness, under the condition that there would be no fighting or drinking in the house. On the night of the murder, they drank three two-litre bottles of cider before a violent argument ensued. Florence also sustained a cut on the arm during the altercation, and the wound required stitches. Burt testified that on the night of the murder she was upstairs when she heard Milne yell, “Leah, stop it.” That was about 7 p.m. Then, at a time she estimated at 8 or 8:30 p.m., a distraught Florence called her downstairs, where she found Milne laying in a pool of his own blood. Burt said Milne’s eyes responded to her.
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MP Randy Kamp said he’s enjoyed representing the Mission in the current riding of Pitt Meadows-Maple RidgeMission, but knew the area was going to exceed the population target for each riding. Kamp doubts it will make any difference to his political fate during the next election, scheduled for October 2015, in which he plans to seek another term. In previous elections,
he tended to draw equally from throughout the riding. The new riding of Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge is one of six new ridings in B.C., five of which are in the growing Lower Mainland. A parliamentary committee will review the boundaries and hear any concerns from MPs, then report back to commission. The new ridings should be finalized by summer. “The final configura-
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Holyfield helps Todd World champion boxer Evander Holyfield teamed up with Carol Todd to promote a world without bullying. Holyfield, a five-time world champion, appeared at a fundraising event at Fraserview Centre in Vancouver to support the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund on Monday. Carol is the mother of Amanda Todd, who took her own life in October after posting a heartwrenching video about being bullied, online and at school, including Maple Ridge. “The message left by Amanda Todd has touched the lives of many and I would like to lend my voice to further this cause,” Holyfield stated on his website. Todd said she was contacted by Holyfield’s Leg-
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laywright Michele Riml’s hilarious characters Henry and Alice Lane will be moving from the opulence of a luxury hotel to the stark setting of a campground in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Henry and Alice: Into the Wild, at The ACT, Feb. 3. From the Vancouver-based playwright’s 2004 hit Sexy Laundry, characters Henry and Alice go camping where they will have to examine their personal relationship while dealing with collapsing tents, uninvited guests and their own style of alfresco cuisine. Starring Andrew Wheeler as Henry and Beatrice Zeilinger as Alice, the pair head out to the wilderness where they are joined by Alice’s free-spirited sister, played by Deborah Williams. Each character has a different expectation for the vacation and when the vacation doesn’t go quite as planned, they are forced to confront truths about their lives. Riml’s critically acclaimed play Sexy Laundry enjoyed praise for its productions across Canada and the United States and was also produced in South Africa, Iceland, Poland, New Zealand, England and Germany. It has also been translated into German and Spanish. “In Into the Wild, Michele plays with our nostalgia for our childhood family vacations, including making
S’mores, singing campfire songs and telling ghost stories, while unpacking a very adult story about remaking your future at 55,” said Arts Club Theatre Company artistic managing director Bill Millerd. Other plays by Riml include Miss Teen, Under the Influence, Poster Boys, Souvenirs and On the edge. Her plays for young audiences include RAGE, the winner of the 2005 Sydney Risk prize for Outstanding Original Play, The Skinny Lie, the Invisible Girl and Tree Boy. Riml’s work has been nominated for more than 10 Jessie Richardson Awards, and in 2008 she was nominated for the prestigious Siminovitch Prize. The Arts Club Theatre Company is the largest theatre company in western Canada and is now in its 49th season. Henry and Alice: Into the Wild will be presented at The ACT at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. Adult tickets are $42, seniors $36 and students $15. • For more information go to http:// www.theactmapleridge.org/Arts-ClubOn-Tour#wild.
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register to vote for their favourite video. Competing for the prize package are Blessed With The Curse, with an original song, Distance. Kirt and Todd of the Optimyztics perform a fresh version of the Ray Charles’ classic Georgia On My Mind. And The Green Room plays Weaver Of Our Souls, an original song off of the band’s new EP. To vote for your favourite video, go to http://mapleridgenews. u p i c k e m . n e t / e n g i n e / We l c o m e . aspx?contestid=78918.
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Arts&Life Free artists workshops The Maple Ridge Art Gallery, in collaboration with The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the Mission Arts Council, will present the second Regional Fraser Valley Biennale this summer. The organizers of Fraser Valley Biennale are offering a series of information sessions to answer any questions artists may have regard-
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Ridge singer vies to be People’s Choice Ray Gibson is hoping to be British Columbia’s next singing sensation, but she needs your help. The 18-yearold young woman from Maple Ridge is vying for the last spot to compete in the annual Variety’s Got Talent compeGibson tition. More than 200 contestants in between the ages 13 to 29 from across the province submitted videos for the talent contest. From now until midnight on Feb. 3, Gibson will be looking for votes for her video on which she sings an acoustic version of If I Die Young, by The Band Perry. Sitting in the corner of a room, she closes her eyes and tilts her head to the ceiling, crooning the words of the popular country song. “If I die young, bury me in satin. Lay me down on a bed of roses.
Sink me in the river at dawn. Send me away with the words of a love song.” She needs to defeat nine other hopefuls from across the province. In her bio she says she started performing music at the age of three and won’t perform without her good luck charm bracelet. She enjoys performing heart-felt, slow songs the best and would one day love to open for her favourite band, Rascal Flatts. On Feb. 9 at The River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, nine finalists plus the People’s Choice contest winner will battle it out in from of a panel of five judges. Judges for the final showdown at the River Rock: Bruce Allen; award-winning Canadian country music duo One More Girl; Shannon TweedSimmons, wife of KISS
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Finalists Variety’s Got Talent finalists: • Jonah Weisner, 13 (Mission); • Annika Kraakman, 15 (Deroche); • Alyssa Lynch, 17 (Langley); • Britt Bonshor, 21 (Langley); • Jerrica Santos.; 24 (Surrey); • Arianna Ohlsson, 15 (Richmond) • Shawn Hallgren, 24 (West Vancouver) • Raquel Warchol, 19 (Vernon); • Jessika Harling, 19 (Nanaimo). People’s Choice competitors: • Vanessa Lucarino, 21 (Coquitlam); • Jet Mailhot, 22 (North Vancouver); • Jodi Doidge, 29 (Kamloops); • Emma Daly, 18 (North Vancouver); • Vincent Leong, 18 (Surrey); • Mat Wilkins, 19 (Vancouver); • Dehara September, 28 (Burnaby); • Dani Cherniwchan, 16 (Chilliwack); • Ray Gibson, 18 (Maple Ridge); • Jesse Mast, 16 (Salmon Arm); • Elea Saunier, 17 (Vancouver).
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ross-country skiing is a tough workout for anyone. “Walking” and poling, there is a little glide to help the skier cover ground quickly. There are the fun, but all-too-brief downhill runs. And then there are the heart-pumping hills. Alpine skiers just shake their heads. Joining activities like running and swimming, if cross-country skiing is not the best cardio workout, it’s in the conversation. So, imagine doing it with arms alone, poling up steep inclines, and even to the top of a ski hill. Maple Ridge’s Kevin Priebe is a sit-skier who does cross-country, with the goal of joining the national para-nordic team, and to complement his training as a sprint kayak competitor. He’s trains at Cypress twice a week, getting ready for the sitskiing nationals in Whistler at the end of March. “I’m getting there,” he says. “There’s a steep learning curve when you first start.” Not only must he build strength and endurance, but there is a lot of technical knowledge in both poling and learning to “read” snow conditions. He has been competing in sprint kayaking for about the past four years, and trains regularly with the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club on Alouette Lake. Priebe competed in the Can-Am Games two years ago, and his goal is to compete in the Paralympic Games that will run in conjunction with the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He needs to cover 200 metres in one minute and 16 seconds. “I’m getting close to making my time standards.” It keeps him busy. Priebe will finish the nationals in Whistler
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Kevin Priebe trains year round in disabled sports, doing para-nordic skiing during the winter, and sprint kayak in summer. on March 30, and on April 1 he is his muscles from the top of his be engaged. Because Priebe’s inoff to Florida for kayak training chest down. jury is so high, he does not get the camp. His coach, Tony Chin of Richbenefit of core strength. “The two sports overlap really mond, has coached Olympians. What’s more, an able-bodied well.” He estimates Priebe won’t be ready person’s muscles help their heart, They also compare well in arm/ for that level of competition by the as muscles contract and push shoulder workout and the cardiotime the winter Games are held in blood back into the heart. Priebe’s vascular endurance required. He’s Sochi, Russia in 2014, and says his cardiovascular system must comanticipating that training at elevabest shot will be as a kayaker at the pensate for the lack of these worktion for cross-country skiing will summer Olympics in Rio, 2016. ing muscles, so his heart pounds. benefit him in the kayak. His athlete is a hard worker, and “He’s working way harder than Twenty years ago. When he was Chin describes how all of Priebe’s we would if we sat in a chair and 18, Priebe was driving home from power must be generated by his pulled ourselves up a hill,” said school, and was in a car accident arms and shoulders. If an ableChin. just blocks from his house. It left bodied skier were to sit ski, their The longest distance Olympic him a T3 paraplegic, unable to use core muscles – their torso – would para-nordic course is 15 km,
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which takes athletes about an hour to cover. Chin said one of the country’s best female sit skiers has an injury almost as high as Priebe’s. “And Kevin’s a great athlete to coach,” said Chin. “He understands what’s involved, and he’s very dedicated.” Priebe grew up in Pitt Meadows and moved to Maple Ridge as an adult, and is well known for his special effects work in the motion picture industry. He won a Leo Award, a provincial industry honour, for makeup and special effects in a Second World War film called The Remembrance. He is also the chairman of the Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues for Maple Ridge. Recently he left the film industry, and is pursuing a new businesses providing specialty wheelchairs and athletic competition equipment for disabled athletes. It’s easier to sell something that you believe in, and he has experienced the benefits of paralympic sports personally. “The effects of not being active can be dramatic,” he said. “Your quality of life can just go straight down.” Priebe took a Skiing is Believing workshop, and was instantly a convert. Paralympic sport feeds his soul. He spends time in beautiful outdoor locations, feels the challenge of competition, and afterward socializes with his rivals. “Being around everyone ... we’re like an extended family. Even the guys who are in competition like to help each other.” Like any cross-country skier he can cover a lot of ground in a short time, and training sessions take him beyond the range of traffic sounds, and away from other people. “You can hear the snow falling,” he says. “It reminds of when I wasn’t in a wheelchair, when I used to go skiing.
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Another gritty effort against one of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s top teams has Ridge Meadows Flames Coach Jamie Fiset optimistic about the playoffs, as the junior B regular season winds down. The Flames have a less-thanimpressive record, but they have established themselves as a dangerous team. They don’t carry themselves like a 13-18-5-2 club. They beat the conference-leading Abbotsford Pilots last week, then Friday took another elite team into overtime. They lost 5-4 to the Delta Ice Hawks (27-8-1-0), but only after the Hawks survived an overtime goal-mouth scramble, where they puck was loose be-
hind their goaltender, and a onetimer from Matt Bissett beat the goalie, but only dented the post behind him. They were finally undone by a Hawks’ breakaway. “We went into that game believing we could beat them, and that’s a big change,” said Fiset. Delta led the game 4-2 after two periods, but the Flames scored twice in the third to force overtime. “For a hockey fan, it was a great game to watch.” The Flames have great depth on offence, and had four different scorers: Ryan Lisowsky, Connor Redmond. Chris Nakamura and Travis Oddy. Michael Nolan and Adam Bartsch each had two assists. Wesley McLeod saved 25 of 30 shots. On Sunday, the Flames lost 6-2 to the Grandview Steelers (17-121-1) at Burnaby Winter Club. Bissett and Vitalik Morozov scored, and goaltender R.J. Bruni stopped
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Wolverines induct Morrison The University of Michigan Athletic Department has announced it will be honouring former Maple Ridge NHLer Brendan Morrison with induction into its Hall of Honour. He spent four seasons at the school from the 1993-1994 season until 1996-1997, playing 155 games and compiling 284 points. He won the Hobey Baker award as player of the year in his last season. Morrison went on to play 934 games in the NHL, including eight seasons or partial seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, where he centred Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi on the storied West Coast Express Line. He will be inducted on Feb. 16 at a ceremony at the school.
Rowson moves to NAIA team Maple Ridge’s Melanie Rowson has signed to play softball in the fouryear program at Friends University of the NAIA, moving up from the junior college team at Western Nebraska. Rowson red-shirted last season after undergoing shoulder surgery, and is anxious to get back on the field and start playing again.
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With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Monica Reed, on January 21st, 2013, the beloved foundation of our family! Monica was born June 26, 1915, at home in Vancouver. When little, she rode the Inter Urban Tram all the way from the Marlborough area of Burnaby to attend school at St. Ann’s Academy, New Westminster, from Grade 1 through 12. She then attended Little Flower Academy for Grade 13 graduating with a class of only 5! Monica continued her education by studying Pharmacy on a “Bet”, and became the first female pharmacist to work for Cunningham Drugs, New Westminster. Monica met Wilf after the War. They were married in 1948, and welcomed their children, Mark, in 1952, Karen in 1953 & Paul in 1956. Together they moved to 10th Ave. Haney B.C. Mom worked as a pharmacist at Harkness pharmacy in Haney during the 60’s and 70’s. After retirement in 1975, they moved to North Pender Island. Many wonderful weekends & holidays were shared with family there. They moved on to Nanaimo in 1991, and back to Maple Ridge in 2002. Mom was blessed with good health, but poor eye sight. Despite this, she still managed many enjoyable holidays to Europe and winters in Desert Hot Springs.
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WILLARD: Cyril Edward Cyril was born on October 28th, 1919. A longtime resident of Maple Ridge, he passed away peacefully on January 21st, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Cyril will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his family whom he loved dearly. He is survived by his three sons Ted, Gordon (Rose Ann), and Robert (Margaret), and his daughter Helen. He also leaves eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Cyril will be reunited with his loving wife Lois who passed away in 2006 after 64 years of a wonderful life together. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Evangelical Free Church, 1132 Eighth Street, Kamloops, with Pastor Bob Cave officiating. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of the Shores Retirement Residence, as well as the staff of the Overlander Extended Care Hospital in Kamloops. Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, 1-800668-3379.
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548
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Spend $175 and receive a
Spend $250 and receive a
PC CLUB PACK chicken strips or nuggets frozen, 2 kg $15.98 value ®
Foremost milk 2%, 1% or skim milk, 4 L 236402 / 275648 / 397420 / 458380 / 884564
LIMIT 12 AFTER LIMIT
2 days left only
Spend $175 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location and receive a free PC Club Pack chicken strips or nuggets. Excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated. The retail value of up to $15.98 will be deducted from the total amount of your purchase before sales taxes are applied. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Valid from Friday, January 25th until closing Thursday, January 31st, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No substitutions, refunds or exchanges on free item. 691994 †
Spend $250 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location (excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated) and we will give you a $25 President’s Choice® gift card. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. $25 President’s Choice® gift card will be cancelled if product is returned at a later date and the Pre total tot value of product(s) returned reduces the purchase amount below the $250 threshold (before (be applicable taxes). Valid from Wednesday, January 30th until closing Thursday, February 7th, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No Fe substitutions, refunds or exchanges on free item. sub 307451 30
25 Gift Card
PC® crispy lollipop shrimp
striploin steak club size, cut from Canada AA grade beef
5 .58 98 1 48 2/6 236710
4 97 6 98 9 37 1 .98
frozen, 400 g box
LIMIT 2 AFTER LIMIT
Nossack ham garlic sausage ring
no name® wings assorted varieties, frozen, 907 g 158829
condensed, selected varieties, case of 12X284 mL
Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal
neatfreak! soft felt hangers
345 g, Raisin Bran 625 g, Frosted Flakes 445 g or Mini-Wheats, selected varieties, 430-510 g ??????
selected varieties, 200 g
300 g package
no name® potato chips
Bakeshop garlic bread or jalapeno garlic bread
Bakeshop hot dog buns or hamburger buns
product of Mexico, no. 1 grade
Hormel snack tray
2 LB CLAMSHELL
product of China
6 48 4 00 2 97 5 97 11
fresh lokan oranges
Reser’s spinach dip
non slip, black, 40 pack 475477
PC® soft drinks
selected varieties, 2 L 220213
Fuel up at our
Dial, Tone or Right Guard body wash 473-532 mL 921847
gas bar and earn
LIMIT 6 AFTER LIMIT
Pampers club size plus diapers size 1-6, 104-210’s 481862
in Superbucks® value when you pay with your
Enfagrow toddler nutrional powder
plain or vanilla, 850 g
in Superbucks value using any other purchase method ®
LIMIT 6 AFTER LIMIT
Redeem Superbucks towards purchases made in-store.**
**Redeem your earned Superbucks® value towards the purchase of Merchandise at participating stores (excluding tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets, gas and prescriptions). With each fuel purchase when you use your President’s Choice Financial® MasterCard® or President’s Choice Financial® debit card as payment, you will receive 7 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. When you use any other method of payment, you will receive 3.5 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. Superbucks® value expires 60 days after date of issue. Superbucks® value are not redeemable at third party businesses within participating stores, the gas bar, or on the purchase of tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and prescriptions. Superbucks® value has no cash value and no cash will be returned for any unused portion. Identification may be required at the time of redemption. See Superbucks® receipt for more details. ® Trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. ©2013. † MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Bank a licensee of the mark. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial personal banking products are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC.
Prices are in effect until Thursday, January 31, 2013 or while stock lasts. Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2013 Loblaws Inc. *Guaranteed Lowest Prices applies only to our major supermarket competitors’ print advertisements (i.e. flyer, newspaper). We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the competitor’s print advertisement. Our major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us and are based on a number of factors which can change from time to time. Identical items are defined as same brand, item type (in the case of produce, meat and bakery), size and attributes and carried at this store location. We will not match competitors’ “multi-buys” (eg. 2 for $4), “spend x get x”, “Free”, “clearance”, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners etc.). We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this promise at any time. **We Match Prices! Look for the symbol in store. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ flyers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us).
Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.
Published on Jan 30, 2013