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lexandra, the teenage girl who was abducted from a Maple Ridge strip mall and badly beaten three weeks ago, was back in the news for all the right reasons on Sunday afternoon. “She deserves a big smile on her face after what she’s endured,” her mother Deborah told television cameras and reporters who came to see the girl be given a new car, as a

gift, from Maple Ridge Chrysler on Sunday. On Jan. 19, the 17-year-old, who works running food at Fox’s Reach pub, was taken at gunpoint from the Westgate Mall. Her abductor forced her to drive away in her red 1993 Honda Civic, and took her to a secluded area. She was badly beaten, although not sexually assaulted, and was only able to get away by “playing dead.” Seeing her chance to flee, she ran to a nearby house and was taken in. A suspect in the attack has since been apprehended. She bought the Civic with her own money from working, but Alex never wanted to see her old car again after that ordeal. Also, when it

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A publication ban meant to protect the identity of the girl at the centre of allegations stemming from a rave in Pitt Meadows two years ago has been repeatedly violated on the Internet. The teen’s name can be found on a gossip website, and has been Tweeted and posted on Facebook. A Google search of either the young woman’s name or the infamous party also turns up results that link her back to the case. “When you Google [her name] on the Internet, all of those news stories will appear. This will follow her for her entire life,” said the girl’s mother in a victim impact statement she gave in court Feb. 6.

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Powerline path pushes across streams River group wants some way to minimize impact and has an idea by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

The way Geoff Clayton sees it, with B.C. Hydro’s $800-million Ruskin Dam rebuild and the $800 million Interior-to-Lower Mainland transmission line underway, there should be enough spare cash around for a $3-million fish ladder. The latter would cost about the same as “the swizzle sticks on the top floor of the board of directors,” says the president of the Alouette River Management Society. “We’ve got an $800-million project on the Stave [the cost of rebuilding Ruskin Dam] we’ve got an $800-million project for the … transmission line and we can’t find $3 million for a fish ladder on the Alouette? There’s something wrong here.” The river group wants the ladder to allow sockeye salmon to cross the B.C. Hydro dam into the lake where they can spawn and rebuild the run. The sockeye have been landlocked in the lake since 1926 when the dam blocked access to the Alouette River and the Pacific Ocean. Clayton came up with the idea Friday as B.C. Hydro, contractor Flatiron-Graham, and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations representatives toured logging sites near the South Alouette River. The group visited to address ARMS’s concerns about clearcutting that took place up to the edge of several streams. Removing trees from stream sides will raise water temperatures, lead to erosion and cut nutrient sources for the streams. The clearing was part of Flatiron’s blazing of a right of-way through the forest to allow the twinning of B.C. Hydro’s transmission line from Merritt to Coquitlam.

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ARMS claims the clearcut by B.C. Hydro across Blaney, Spring, Millionaire and McIntyre creeks will hurt water quality and affect fish. Clayton said that a fish ladder on the Alouette dam at the south end of Alouette Lake would also allow other species of salmon and trout to move between the lake and the river. That proposal, though, is still in the middle of a multi-step evaluation and Hydro doesn’t know when a business case will be developed or when it will be considered by the board of directors. That could be a major tourist attraction, where people could watch fish fighting to get up the ladder and into the lake. “We would like to have a viewing tower.” It’s a highlight of other similar tourist at-

tractions, he said. The clearcutting practice, though, is standard and is being done with care, B.C. Hydro community relations manager Donna McGeachie said earlier. “It’s normal to bring right-of-way clearing to the edge of streams and rivers,” she said in an e-mail. Trees are felled to ensure power line reliability. And clearing hasn’t yet reached the Alouette River, she added. Clayton understands the rationale, but says the clearcuts that cross Blaney, Spring, Millionaire and McIntyre creeks, and soon the

North and South Alouette rivers, will hurt water quality and fish. “You take away the shade. You take away the trees along the river. How do you call that minimal?” He knows the trees have to be cut basically to the ground, beneath the new line, which will have lower towers, but thinks there still has to be ways to minimize the impact. One method is to remove the felled trees by helicopter, which B.C. Hydro is considering. A Hydro spokesman said low-growing shrubs and conifers less than two metres tall are left in the streamside areas, while replanting with willow seedlings could also take place. “The intention is that the right of way will be cleared in riparian areas such that natural vegetation can regrow and the transmission line be operated safely and reliably,” B.C. Hydro e-mail said. Clayton said B.C. Hydro has a mandate to follow best environmental practices and while people realize power is needed, “Are we saying as the general public of B.C., that in order to get power, we don’t care?” With the new transmission line using shorter towers, he’s also concerned about the risk of power drifting towards the ground when weather conditions are damp. But B.C. Hydro didn’t know how high the towers would be. The clearcutting also has removed trees where the powerline right of way crosses Fern Crescent heading into Golden Ears Provincial Park. “It’s going to be an ugly clearcut visible by all the people coming into the park,” Clayton said. The Interior to Lower Mainland Project is a new 247-kilometre, 500 kV transmission line mostly along an existing right-of-way between Merritt and Coquitlam. It should be in service by January 2015 and is B.C. Hydro’s largest expansion project in 30 years.

Homeowners learn how to save money and the earth Meeting seeks those interested in pooling efforts by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

It was just the first meeting to see if there was an interest in pooling efforts and saving money by doing group energy-saving retrofits of homes in Maple Ridge. About 40 people showed up at council chambers Feb. 5 to hear an agency called Now House explain how that could be done. “A real positive meeting,” said Hammond resident James Rowley, who helped organize the event. “I heard a lot of pennies dropping all over the room.” Now House, based out of Ontario, helps groups of homeowners and entire neighbourhoods cut energy

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Originally charged with more serious offence of possessing and distributing child pornography, Warrington pleaded guilty in December to a lesser count of distributing obscene material for posting three photographs of the girl on Facebook. The photographs were graphic, close-ups of a couple having sex – the faces of the girl and boy obscured. The girl and her parents told the court at a sentencing hearing last week for Warrington that, to this day, the bullying continues online. She told the court her daughter will have to disclose who she is to future employers because they will eventually find out about her past when they Google her name. “I feel powerless to stop the bullying,” said the teen’s the mother. “The Internet is a lawless society and people think they can do whatever they want.” Outside court, Crown prosecutor Wendy van Tongeren Harvey confirmed she was aware that the publication ban connected to the case had been violated. She said that she even approached a young man who had been naming the teenage victim to get him to stop. A criminal investigation, however, is not underway. Ridge Meadows RCMP are aware of several violations, but revealed there wasn’t an active investigation. Sgt. Dale Somerville reiterated that the court-imposed publication

ban restricts anyone from publishing the victim’s name or any details that may identify her. But police would not speak about social media and the complexities of determining the identity of the person behind an online post. In Canada, a news organization that breaks a publication ban will almost certainly face criminal prosecution and be fined. But the same enforcement has failed to apply to the Internet. Neil MacKenzie, with B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch, explains that police are tasked with investigating the violation of a publication ban. “Speaking generally, where Crown becomes aware of a breach or a possible breach, we may bring it to the attention of police,” said MacKenzie. “But generally, we would treat communications of that type as confidential.” MacKenzie acknowledged that the Internet does present unique challenges, especially when it comes to identity. “One of the things Crown has to prove in relation to an offence is the identity of the alleged offender. That’s something the Crown has to establish based on evidence police is collected,” said MacKenzie. The Pitt Meadows rave case isn’t the only situation where a publication ban has been violated online. A 12-year-old girl from Alberta who murdered of her family with help from a much older boyfriend was named online in posts that in-

cluded photographs of her. During the Pickton trial, information barred from publication was posted on a citizen journalism website, but taken down after the breach was discovered. Dr. Emma Cunliffe, an assistant professor in the UBC Faculty of Law, believes provisions that already exist in Canada’s Criminal Code are sufficient to prosecute those who violate publication bans on the Internet and does not need to be updated. “It’s a very straight forward offence,” said Cunliffe. “Section 486.4 makes it very clear that an order directing that any information about the complainant must not be published in any document or broadcast in any way. That is sufficiently broad to cover publication on the Internet.” Cunliffe doesn’t want to speculate about why Crown or police have not pursued charges against those who violated or continue to violate the publication ban when it comes to the Pitt Meadows rave case, but hopes it isn’t an issue of resources. It could be that police might not want to use limited resources to investigate a possible breach of a publication ban when there’s a child pornography ring at work, she said. “Especially when you are talking about a case like this - a young girl who has already been victimized. The idea that it might follow her through her adulthood and career is really a devastating one.”

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Koehn has what is called a “net-metering contract” with B.C. Hydro, allowing his power bill to be reduced if his house creates more energy than it consumes and feeds power back into the grid. That requires a device to prevent feeding power into the system when there’s a blackout. As for power disruptions, Koehn doesn’t worry too much about them. The solar cells will charge the batteries in his home that will keep the lights on despite the rest of his area being in

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“It’s going to save money, period. Even buying an electric car, you have maybe a fairly high upfront cost, but it’s going to save you for the rest of the life of it.” So far, the panels are trouble free. They have to be washed a few times a year and the snow has to be swept off. His house is in low location surrounded by trees, so he could get more power if he had more sun. Too much heat, though, isn’t necessarily a good thing because the cells lose efficiency if they get too hot.

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Revoking citizenship Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is on to something when he suggests that the federal government needs to look at whether it should revoke citizenship from convicted terrorists who have dual Canadian citizenship. He was speaking about the case of a young man from Lebanon who is a suspect in a violent bus bombing in Bulgaria last year that killed five Israeli tourists. The attack was believed to have been carried out by Hezbollah. The man was travelling on a Canadian passport and is a dual Canadian-Lebanese citizen. He has not lived in Canada since he was 12. Kenney suggested that terrorists do not deserve to have Canadian citizenship if they are also citizens of another country and, presumably, don’t even live here. His basic notion is correct. Terrorists do not abide by the rules of law in any country, even those that may shelter them, and are basically at war with anyone or anything they find offensive. The normal rules of law, and even rules of war, cannot be applied to them. However, as some people said in response to Kenney’s comments, terrorism is also very loosely defined. Calling someone a terrorist or an act terrorism can be done far too easily. In the case of dual citizens where there is a conviction of terrorism, or treason, or something else that strikes at Canada’s own nature, there is no good reason why they should be allowed to keep a Canadian passport. There does need to be a proper appeal process so that passports are not removed arbitrarily. Canadian citizenship is not a right, but is a privilege granted to some of those who have come from elsewhere and agree to abide by our laws and way of life. Dual citizenship in itself does present some challenges. In 2006, the government flew back at great expense thousands of citizens from Lebanon, when violence between Hezbollah and Israel broke out. Many of these were dual citizens who had not lived in Canada for years. Why do they deserve taxpayers’ help, when they don’t even pay taxes here? That is a separate problem, and one that is worthy of study. But revoking citizenship from dual citizens convicted of terrorist acts is something that can and should move ahead more quickly. With a proper avenue for appeal, there is no reason it shouldn’t go ahead. – Black Press

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Independent MLAs have a dream VICTORIA – Imagine a province where party leaders are chosen in an independently supervised vote, with 12-yearolds, dead people and pets prevented from voting. Imagine a province where roving gangs of influence-seekers aren’t allowed to join B.C. Views multiple parties, and Tom Fletcher the rule is actually enforced. One where corporations and unions have to advertise in their own name instead of financing political parties and then disclosing millions in donations months after the election is over. Imagine a province where elections are held based on audited financial statements, not a collection of election promises that will be dismissed as a work of fiction by the new regime if the incumbent party is defeated. A cat joined the B.C. Liberal Party to support Christy Clark. Adrian Dix won the NDP leadership with the help of bags of $10 bills stapled to new memberships. As parties go to online voting, multiple PIN numbers may be activated from the same phone number or the same address. These and other glaring problems with our party-based political system were highlighted last week in a set of reforms proposed by three independent MLAs. Vicki Huntington broke the party choke-hold on B.C. politics by getting elected as an independent in Delta

South in 2009. Bob Simpson was kicked out of the NDP caucus shortly after winning re-election for the party in Cariboo North, because he dared to criticize then-leader Carole James for a lack of policy specifics. They were belatedly joined by Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen, who quit the B.C. Liberals in an orchestrated move to the B.C. Conservatives, and then quit that party soon after. Van Dongen does not have the credibility of the others to speak on integrity, given his self-serving party antics and his questionable decision to hire his fiancée and pay her one and a half salaries to serve as his constituency assistant. Leaving that aside, there are some good ideas in the independents’ reform package. One is to give backbench MLAs a meaningful role in policymaking. Simpson gave the example of Prince George MLA Shirley Bond’s term as education minister, where she had to reverse ministry policies that didn’t make sense in rural school districts. The allparty standing committee on education could have prevented this error, he said, but it didn’t because it never meets. The party voting irregularities described above could be addressed by giving Elections B.C. authority to supervise party leadership votes, the way it does elections and referenda. There are unknown costs for this, and other problems. For instance, should the Marijuana Party be subject to this, or the Work Less Party, should either one muster enough organization to stage a leadership contest? The independents had high hopes for

one fundamental reform, moving B.C.’s set election date from the spring to the fall. This would take a simple amendment. The idea is for the government to table the annual budget, present the audited public accounts for the previous year, then have an election that rests on tested financial statements and initial results for the current forecast.

“The independents had high hopes for one fundamental reform, moving B.C.’s set election date from the spring to the fall.” Both the B.C. Liberal Party and the NDP have expressed support for this idea. The independents suggest that this brief three-week legislative session is a good time to do it, so the next government can implement it. I asked Mike de Jong, the B.C. Liberal finance minister and house leader, if he would consider it. He allowed that it is interesting, but it’s not contemplated for the pre-election session. That will be dominated by returning the provincial sales tax, and the usual jousting over untested spending and revenue proposals.

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The News/letters Garbage pickup, but fewer times a month Editor, The News: Re: You want to pay more taxes? (Letters, Feb. 6). I do not want to pay more taxes for garbage pick up. But I wish the garbage companies would give us an option to pick up fewer times than once a week.   I phoned around and they all said that you had to choose once a week. One even said that was good as you could fill the can right up. My issue is I try to recycle as much as possible and compost, leaving far less garbage. I do not need weekly garbage.   I own a small economic car, making putting a garbage can in it impossible, making me count on others to take it for me. That may not always be an option. I think the garbage companies are losing business by not offering the option of fewer pick-ups during a month, a more green option. They offer more and bigger, but not less.   Koreen Branden Maple Ridge

Why foreign workers? Editor, The News: Re: Jobs minister pays a visit to local MLA (The News, Feb. 8). I had to comment on the recent visit of the B.C. Liberal jobs minister Pat Bell. Boy, oh Boy, can these dudes spin an incredible web of lies and deceit for the public. It seems that these politicians can just say whatever they want to try and deceive the public leading up to the next election. I’ll give you one clear example of their lies and deceit from right here in Maple Ridge. Take the Golden Ears Bridge project, for which they were using lower paid foreign workers, who, when their subcontractor failed to pay them, the government had to step in to get these workers their back pay, so that they could return back home. The situation begs the question; why bring these foreign workers all the way over here when they are so many British Columbian’s desperately in need of the work? And, the ridiculous ads that the premier is running, once again trying to dupe the citizen’s of this province into believing what a great job she’s doing. Are people that dumb and blind that they cannot see through these election campaign ads, which are being footed by us, the taxpayers of B.C.?  Enjoy doing your taxes this year and think about how much you’re paying for Christy Clark and her lovely ads. John McKenzie Maple Ridge

online comments Cyclists are residents, too • Thelma Ge: Re: A better use of our tax dollars (mapleridgenews.com). Mr. Buker – you walked it? Right? Now, get off your feet and onto a bike and ride it. I pay taxes, too, and I shop here in Maple Ridge, and, yes, I ride a bike, and it took me a long time to get up the courage to ride on the sidewalk you walked on. It’s full of pits, slippery mud, too narrow and right beside speeding traffic (hardly anybody does 60). I’m not saying the cost is not too high, but there has to be some way to get this done. Cyclists are residents, too, and we live and shop here, too. I’m so tired of this anticyclist mentality from people who don’t ride bikes. Yes, Mr. Buker, I also have a vehicle and pay my share of those related taxes, as well.

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Money keeps land in shape Editor, The News: Re: Much Pitt Meadows farmland left fallow (The News, Feb. 6), I am getting sick and tired of the opinions of these socalled experts on farmland, that it is going up in price because of speculators. What a bunch of crap. I live on farmland, which I bought 27 years ago, when prices were lower. I got sick and tired living in high-density boxes and putting up with sloppy  and noisy neighbours. I took a chance and moved out into the boonies because I wanted peace and quiet. Why didn’t some of these whiners buy farmland? Speculation? I have lived on my property for 27 years and use some of the land to grow hedging cedars. Farmland is worth about $100,000 per acre (more than 43,000 square feet). How about building lots, piddly 50x100, 120-foot lots, what are they worth – $250,000 to $ 300,000 in the Maple Ridge area  and up to and $1 million in the Vancouver area. Who are the speculators? I don’t hear any property

There’s no shortage of blueberries in Pitt Meadows. owners complain about their houses having gone into the stratosphere. We are still living in a democracy. If governments want to protect farmland, they should buy it all up at current market prices, then we can see how capable they are of managing things. They can’t even manage their low-income housing projects. The Russians under, the communist regime, tried it and couldn’t run their farms. I wonder how many of

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these experts have ever worked on agricultural land and sweated their rear ends off? I wonder what all these folks expect to grow on ALR land? We have got blueberry farms everywhere. Anyone ever notice the chemicals being sprayed from berry field cannons? One can smell it miles away. The weeds in the summer time have no problems growing one to two feet high, sometimes higher than

my small trees. Do people think they disappear by wishing they didn’t exist? Yes, folks, it takes work, lots of work to keep land in shape. Furthermore, it takes money for fertilizer, just bought a bag ( 55 pounds for $ 34.50), and how many experts think they can farm with a shovel and a rake? Tractors and related equipment run into the thousands of dollars. Maintenance repair calls can easy cost $500 to $1,000, per repair. Has anyone ever noticed that most the farm work in Pitt Meadows is done by temporary labourers from other countries? Perhaps some folks should check the help wanted ads in the local papers. You can get a job at $ 10.50 per hour on a farm, but you better be prepared to work your arse off to earn this kind of money. Just one more comment: my old house in Vancouver, which I sold for $ 18,000 in 1968 is well worth over $1 million today. Talk about speculators. Lance Felgnar Pitt Meadows

Maple Ridge stands at industrial crossroads Editor, The News: According to a Port Metro Vancouver discussion paper released last summer, this region will require an additional 2,500 hectares of industrial land over the next 20 years to keep pace with anticipated growth. Maple Ridge could benefit hugely from this demand if municipal council would abandon its narrow, selfinterested,  myopic approach to lands within the agricultural land reserve. While Pitt Meadows has moved ahead progressively to create industrial investment opportunities and jobs, Maple Ridge sticks to its guns by basically pursuing its own interests at the expense of private property owners, resulting in a loss of potential investment, property taxes and jobs. The best example of this folly  is Maple Ridge council’s refusal to support  an application to exclude a portion of the Pelton Reforestation property from the agricultural land reserve, while beating the drum for exclusion of the municipally-owned portion of the Albion flats from the reserve.

Port Metro Vancouver is calling for the establishment of an industrial land reserve to set aside suitable lands to meet its development goals and only a fool would think this land will come from anywhere other than agricultural land reserve holdings. The Pelton site and lands in Pitt Meadows are ideally located adjacent to major transportation routes with ready access to Port Metro facilities and would not require intrusion or impact on surrounding residential development. The argument that the Pelton site should be reserved for agricultural development is ludicrous. The Luddites who opposed the Pelton application were even photographed holding cabbages and carrots as  examples of what those lands could produce. I’ve lived here longer than most of  those folks and I can’t recall ever seeing any crops growing on those lands other than grass, which isn’t even entirely suitable for grazing. And I can’t find anyone else who can remember such agricultural production. And large portions of the property are saturated.

The agricultural land reserve was a valid proposal 40 or 50 years ago, but modern production methods and greenhouses have rendered most oldfashioned crop farms on such lands as the Pelton site as less than viable. And while Maple Ridge continues to fumble the ball on industrial development and the accompanying jobs and taxes, Pitt Meadows carries on, leaving us in their dust. It reminds me of a conversation I had more than 40 years ago with Harold Sutton, Pitt Meadows reeve at the time. I mentioned to Reeve Sutton that I was happy to be in business in  Maple Ridge and he responded, “Sandy, you’d be a lot better off in Pitt Meadows. We are friendlier and have a better attitude.” Reeve Sutton’s words were true then and remain true to this day. Maple Ridge stands at a crossroads with huge potential development opportunities ahead, but I won’t hold my breath waiting for council and staff to recognize it and take action. Sandy Macdougall Maple Ridge

Demonstrating the true goodness of people Editor, The News: Re: Broken Lives (News Views, Feb. 8). As I was reading your News Views ‘Broken lives’ and feeling your comments were sadly, all too true, there was a knock at my door. A gentleman and his wife had my daughter’s wallet with all her ID and

money. They had been in Golden Ears park. My daughter was also in the park, working on a university project.   Her lost wallet made it home even before she did thanks to this couple, who clearly do not lack character, are not shallow and were not looking for the easy way out, as

the News Views had suggested. This couple went way, way out of their way to do the right thing. I thank them so very much for returning the wallet and demonstrating the true goodness of people. Debra MacPhail Maple Ridge


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Teachers teaching students to lie? BCTF sent out note about FSA tests by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

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for their actions, big or small.” While the 51-yearold’s children graduated long ago, he said he speaks as someone who pays school taxes, and someone with grandchildren, ages five and two. He learned about the note from an employee, whose child told their teacher “in our house we don’t lie.” Kosicki said the notes could put kids in an awkward position. There is unsubtle pressure placed on the students, who generally want to please their teachers and do their bidding. “The teacher will ask them, ‘Did you bring the paper?’ That’s B.S., and I have a problem with it.” The FSA tests have been conducted from mid-January until the middle of February, so most schools will have finished with them already. George Serra, president of the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association, said there has not been a backlash to the BCTF note.

“We provide information, and parents make an informed choice whether their child will take the test or not,” he said. Asked whether the note asks parents to lie, he countered that “other extenuating circumstances” can mean a lot of things. In his view, children should not be taught to blindly do whatever the government tells them to. “We want to teach kids to be critical thinkers, and to question things,” said Serra. Serra noted there are strict rules regarding what the BCTF is allowed to send home to parents, and the note was approved by the BC Public School Employers’ Association. The union president expects the FSA tests will ultimately be discontinued, because even education administrators do not use the results. “They are on the way out,” he predicts. “School boards don’t find the results they get from these test to be valid in any way.”

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Notice of Public Hearing TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, North-East corner entrance, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013 to consider the following bylaws:

3a) RZ/107/10 MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6778-2010 LEGAL:

Lots A & B, both of Section 28, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 23796

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MAPLE RIDGE HERITAGE DESIGNATION AND REVITALIZATION AND TAX EXEMPTION AGREEMENT BYLAW 6962-2012

PURPOSE:

To Amend Figures 2 and 3C of the Silver Valley Area Plan of the Official Community Plan (as shown on Map No. 805)

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To Amend Figure 4 of the Silver Valley Area Plan of the Official Community Plan and to remove from (as shown on Map No. 847) to add to Conservation Conservation

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2a) 2011-114-RZ MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6868-2011

MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6779-2010

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Lot 2, District Lot 402, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan LMP39949

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Lots A & B, both of Section 28, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 23796

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22810 113 Avenue

LOCATION:

23651 and 23657 132 Avenue

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To amend the Official Community Plan

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To permit a future construction of 69 townhouse units and the remainder south east portion single family residential.

and RS-1 (One Family Urban Residential)

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Lot 2, District Lot 402, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan LMP39949

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22810 113 Avenue

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To permit a 43 unit townhouse development

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that a copy of the aforesaid bylaws and copies of staff reports and other information considered by Council relevant to the matters contained in the bylaws will also be available for public inspection at the Municipal Hall, Planning Department counter, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from February 7 to February 19, 2013, Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays excepted. Some of this information will also be posted on the District website www.mapleridge.ca on the Mayor & Council/Council Meetings page. ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected by any of these bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained in the bylaws or by making a written submission to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services or by sending an e-mail to the Clerk’s Department at clerks@mapleridge.ca, by 4:00 p.m., February 19, 2013. All written submissions and e-mails will become part of the public record. Dated this 7th day of February, 2013. Ceri Marlo Manager of Legislative Services

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It was sold to Edward Watson around 1909 Spilsbury’s words, “ ... shacked up and may have burned down during or shortly after the First World War. with an Indian mistress.” That “Indian mistress” was the widow Florence Reid (née Brousin farming and went back to owned in Whonnock. seau) of the old Hudson’s Bay fam- England. He sold his share of the So the family moved to Savary ily from Fort Langley. The 1881 properties to Ashton, who by 1897 Island, where they lived in a tent Canada Census shows Florence as was the sole owner of around 260 for many years before they could “Florence Spilsbury.” acres of land. afford to build a house. She probably had a child with In September of that year, AshIn 1906, Ben Spilsbury returned Frank, a son called John Edward ton Spilsbury married Alice Maud to Canada with his Scottish wife, The but ACT Spilsbury, born in Whonnock on Blizzard, he was not the first of Edith Jessie Bairnsfather, and startChristmas Day 1884. It is not cer- Ticket the Spilsbury siblings to marry in ed managing the North Vancouver Centre: tain when Frank left for England, Canada. branch of R. Ward & Co. but he spent the rest of his life 604-476-2787 His sister Elizabeth had come Elizabeth Boulanger was the home in Findern, “living on his from England to visit the Whononly one of the four Spilsbury own means.” nock farm, when she met her siblings who remained in WhonFrank’s younger brothers, Ben future husband. On a snowy nock. and Ashton, bought Frank’s propNovember day in 1896, on FindThey probably started living at erty with the exception of some 50 April ern Farm, the Reverend Dunn the Findern Farm, but in 1909 17 acres of land with Frank’s house married Anne Elizabeth Spilsbury they built a house just above Spilson it. Some years later, Frank sold Reception afterBaker show to August from Albion. bury Street that is still standing this property to Arthur Hackney. in support Later, the today. of couple used the The two young men, Ben and original French family name, The Boulangers lived a quiet, House Ashton, were 25 and 18, re- Cythera Transition Boulanger, instead of the English simple life there. spectively, when they settled in equivalent, Baker. “They liked to drive a pony and Whonnock in 1889. Ben was an This marriage must have come trap, the wife holding the reins, all-round sportsman whose fame as a shock to her siblings and and Boulanger holding the dog,” on the soccer and cricket fields is her parents back home. August as someone told Daphne Sleigh in still remembered in England. was a nephew of Frank’s “Indian” 1971. Before coming to Canada, companion, Florence Reid, and of Mrs. Boulanger was a great Ashton was in his third year of mixed blood. Frank’s relationship gardener, and occasionally she had medical studies. was probably silently tolerated – teas in her garden.   On their new land, the brothers but a marriage? August Boulanger died on built a large house (long gone) August and Anne Elizabeth Christmas Day 1938. with two grass tennis courts and travelled to England and stayed “We always thought that Mr. a croquet lawn reminiscent of the at the family home, but there are Boulanger was a very nice, quiet home they had left in England. no reports about how they were man ... you never saw him so very They called it “Findern Farm.” received by the family. much,” remembered another oldFarming is what the brothers Ashton Spilsbury and his wife timer in 1985. “She was so upset had in mind when they bought also travelled to Findern for a visit, when he died and ... she went back the property, and the 1891 census and their son Jim was born there. to England and never came back shows that they housed and They returned to Whonnock in here again.” employed seven Chinese labourers 1906 or 1907, but soon Ashton Going to New York to board a working under their direction. found that his hard work was ship, she sat “ ... in front of the car Ashton “spent many years and coming to nothing and he sold and August’s ashes up on the dashall his fortune” to clear, ditch and Findern Farm to Edward Watson. board, all the way to New York.” drain 40 acres, according to Jim In the pre-war depression years Spilsbury. and the First World War, AshFred Braches is a local historian Eventually, Ben lost interest ton Spilsbury lost everything he who lives in Whonnock.

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Diamond anniversary Gladys and Floyd Vandergrift celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at Ridge Meadows Hospital Tuesday afternoon with their son Tim and close family friends, after Floyd suffered a fall. The high school sweethearts were married February 5, 1953. They say the secret to their wedding bliss is having a good sense of humour, and the deaf ear Floyd feigns to Gladys every now and again.

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The Better at Home program is more than tripling the number of sites, adding 38 new locations including First Nations communities around the province. The Better at Home program is designed to help seniors age 65 and older live in their own homes longer by providing simple services delivered by local nonprofit agencies. The program is managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland and funded by the government of British Columbia. “Our government is committed to supporting seniors so that they can stay at home as long as possible because that is what they want,” said Minister of State for Seniors Ralph Sultan, who was joined by the United Way of the Lower Mainland in the announcement. “Better at Home is a program funded by this government that helps seniors live at home longer - among friends, family and neighbours - by providing simple services such as grocery shopping, friendly visits or snow removal.” In Maple Ridge, a Community Action for Seniors Independence pilot site will transition to the Better at Home program. Better at Home will be developed and delivered by non-profit organizations, selected through a community engagement process. Five communities have completed the community engagement process, selected a non-profit operator and will be ready to offer services to seniors this spring. These include Kamloops, Langley, New Westminster Penticton and the Sunshine Coast. “We want to help seniors age with dignity and maintain their quality of life,” said Michael McKnight, president and CEO of the United Way of the Lower

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Mainland. “Better at Home helps seniors stay engaged and independent. By providing seniors with the support they need, United Way helps prevent isolation, loneliness and related health problems.” Simple services provided by Better at Home may include friendly visits, yard work, home repair, transportation to appointments, snow shovelling, housekeeping, and grocery shopping. The services are non-medical in nature and are supplemental to home support services provided through health authorities such as personal hygiene assistance and help with medical needs or mobility. Services are provided by a mix of volunteers and paid staff. Seniors who receive services will pay a fee based on their income. As part of Improving Care for B.C. Seniors: An Action Plan, the B.C. government provided the United Way with $15 million to establish and manage Better at Home. The community initiative is a key part of the provincial Seniors Action Plan to respond to the needs of seniors and an aging population in B.C.

“We want to help seniors age with dignity and maintain their quality of life.” Seniors will be able to access Better at Home services in 56 communities throughout British Columbia. For a full list of locations, visit: www.betterathome.ca The selection of communities is based on consultation with provincial health authorities, regional United Ways and local organizations serving seniors, as well as demographics and local conditions. The Better at Home program evolved from Community Action for Seniors Independence (CASI), a pilot project undertaken by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, in partnership with the B.C, government.

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Robyn Van Luven reherases scenes from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Tell Me on a Sunday, which opened at the ACT on the weekend. It plays on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Feb. 16 and Feb. 17.

Finding love in New York take a musical journey with emma in the ePig production of Tell Me on a Sunday by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

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here are certain songs that stick with you. You play them over in your head, you whistle them in the shower, their melodies bring you to tears or part clouds on a rainy day. For John Stuart, Unexpected Song from the musical Tell Me on a Sunday fits that description. He first heard the Bernadette Peter’s version in 1990. “It’s just a beautiful love song and it just really touched me,” said Stuart. After hearing the song, Stuart was determined to direct the musical. Since then, he’s been looking for an actress who could not only sing but also act in the one-person play. Stuart, who founded the Emerald Pig Theatrical Society with his wife, Sharon Malone, met Kerry Kierulf in 2008 and the pair set out to update Tell Me on a Sunday until she was forced to relocate to Edmonton. Kierulf and Stuart updated the script and used Finale, a software program used to score movies, to create a backing track for the songs. Since the quest to stage the musical was already a decade long, Stuart wasn’t ready to give up when Kierulf moved away from Maple Ridge. “It got put on the back burner until I met Robyn Van Luven in 2010,” he says. Van Luven, who plays Emma, just happened to be his daughter’s best friend. A professionally trained singer, she had the perfect voice for the part. “Andrew Lloyd Webber music is not easy music,” says Stuart.

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Robyn Van Luven plays Emma in Tell Me on a Sunday.

“He uses different tempos and different keys and Robyn is able to hit the notes throughout and no matter what and just sing it out. She has just been a joy to work with for the show.”

Tell Me on a Sunday is a musical with music by Webber and lyrics by Don Black. A one-act song cycle, it tells the story of an ordinary English girl from Muswell Hill who journeys to the United States in search of love. “It is emotional, it is passionate and the story itself goes through a roller coaster of emotions as Emma finds love and loses love,” says Stuart. “Everybody can experience the emotions that Emma goes through and you can connect with the play whether you are male or female.” This is the second time Stuart has worked with Van Luven. They staged Tell Me on a Sunday at the Havana on Commercial Drive in 2011. Van Luven has loved the songs from the musical since she was a little girl. “I love how her journey is so encompassed in the music. The emotion of what she is going through is all there, ingrained in the score and music. You don’t even have to see it. You hear the music and you know exactly what she is feeling.” She describes Emma as a very ambitious person. “She moves to New York from England. She only knew one person in New York. She moves to pursue a career in hat making and find love. She always has to be in love with somebody. She has a hard time being alone.” For Van Luven, it was important to relate to Emma, even though she can’t quite understand why the protagonist doesn’t like being alone. With a degree in voice from the University of Victoria, Van Luven actually prefer musicals to dialogue. “Maybe because I have a musical background, I find it easier than dialogue,” she says. “I find it with music it’s a lot easier to bring a character to life. For me the emotion is already built into the music, so it’s expanding on what’s already there.” see Sunday, p19


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Since it’s the second time she is playing Emma, Van Luven has focused on making the character more nuanced. She’s conscience of ever action, whether it’s titling her head or pausing for a few seconds. “I’ve try to add more dimension to her. So she’s just not - she’s hap-

py, sad or angry,” she explains. The hardest part for Van Luven is interacting with people who aren’t really there. “It’s pretty much all imagination,” she says. “I pick a focal spot and try not to wander. And when they walk around the stage I follow them. What John told me to do is just tell the story.”

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Showtime Tell me on a Sunday plays in a “dessert theatre” presentation at the ACT on Feb. 14, 16 and 17 at the Genstar Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include dessert and coffee or tea. •For tickets, visit actmapleridge.org or call 604-476-2787.

Artist duo creates Portable Walls

New exhibit at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery

Explore an exhibition of work by artist duo Christian Nicolay and Ya-chu Kang that opened at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery over the weekend. The name of the exhibition, Portable Walls, refers to the artists’ portrayal of the shifting boundaries that increasingly define our identities, particularly in Canada where the properties of old and new, east and west, and male and female are no longer easily defined. When working in collaboration, the artists clearly share sensibilities and aesthetic qualities but are in other ways ‘opposites’. These opposing qualities add a tensile note to the sly sense of humour that appears to

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Ya-chu Kang is from Taipei, Taiwan, where she received both her masters in textiles and bachelor in sculpture, prior to embarking on a number of internationally based residencies and exchanges that have clearly stimulated some ironic twists in her work. One case in point is the exquisite life-sized paper Kimono figure that arrives bearing emblems of pop and manga (comic book) culture, a perfect example of her elegant acknowledgement of how the old and new can be juxtaposed with fresh impact. A collaborative piece that bears textile influences as well is Security Blanket, a quilt comprising dozens of colourful face masks. The implied protection offered by the masks is embedded in the structure of a quilt or comforter, suggesting a more traditional and commonplace symbol of security. • Portable Walls is at the art gallery in the ACT until March 9.

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RMMHA president pitches full-time director of hockey operations to membership

a hockey operations person. Of the five rep teams, most are near the bottom of the standings. The bantam A1 team is near first place, but where other teams are in Flight 1, Ridge is in Flight 2 this season. Walls sees an advantage to be had in terms of “hockey politics,” which is an issue in every association, ever year. Having an impartial, full-time person to call the shots would make issues such as coach selection and balancing C teams go more smoothly. Some of those in the crowd on Thursday were skeptical that the full-time person would have enough time to help both C division (house) and rep teams, and said the top-end players would be the ones getting the most benefit. “There are a lot of people who have questions,” said Walls.

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Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey is looking into hiring its first full-time director of hockey operations. That was the main issue to come out of a lively town hall meeting held on Thursday, attended by some 100 hockey parents. The hockey ops position, which would oversee coach and player development, was not immediately embraced by everyone in the crowd. Minor hockey in Ridge Meadows has always been run by volunteers. However, association president Mike Walls feels it’s worth pursuing – at least for a trial contract. This is a trend with the region’s hockey cities. Of the eight Pacific Coast associations with 750 members or more (Ridge has approximately 1,000), only two don’t have a full-time director of hockey operations. “Us and Langley are the last holdouts,” said Walls. The full-time position would instill a coaching philosophy and game systems that would be consistent throughout the association. As it stands now, players get different messages each year. One coach might have his defencemen bank the puck high off the glass in the defensive zone, and bench forwards if they lose the puck in the neutral zone rather than dumping it in and forechecking. The next year, those players could have a coach who urges his defencemen to rush the puck or try creative passes, and wants his forwards to maintain puck possession and challenge defenders one-on-one. “You need consistency if you’re going to develop players,” said Walls. “Coaches have to all be on the same

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Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey is one of the last few large associations in the Lower Mainland without a director of hockey operations. page. If kids play the same way consistently, eventually it will become second nature to them.” He said the hockey operations person would dedicate a great deal of his time in the early going to the younger groups of kids and with coaches. Coaches who need the most help would get the most attention. Seven years ago the Vancouver Thunderbirds became the first association to get a full-time hockey resource person.

“You’re really starting to see the fruits of their efforts now,” said Walls. While Vancouver’s bantam A1 team was formerly relegated to Flight 3, this year it is in Flight 1, and are ranked about fifth in the province. Now, the Thunderbirds have five paid positions in their association. Walls said such a hire should not be taken as a smaller community struggling to keeping up with cities like Vancouver, Burnaby and Abbotsford. He said Ridge Meadows

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is a large minor hockey association, especially in relation to the size of the community. “We do very well in hockey membership,” Walls said, noting that the demographics of the people moving to the community seems to favour hockey registration. “We’re a bit of a hockey hotbed, no doubt about it.” Rep teams are not faring well this season, though, which is part of the reason some parents and executive members support the hiring of

The association will form a committee to investigate the issue, and write a job description. Some quick math says that if a person is hired making $50,000 per year, with the association hovering around 1,000 members, then next year’s registration fees will be hiked roughly $50 per player. “I think we can do it cheaper,” said Walls, noting there are funds for development that could be redirected. Walls would hire a person for three years, with the position being reviewed after the first two, and the association given an out clause after the third year. Walls said the town hall meeting was lively, but respectful. “People are opinionated and people are passionate about hockey.”

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Playoffs tip off tonight At the last second of Saturday night’s hoops contest between Westview and the MRSS Ramblers, a Wildcats shot rimmed the basket and fell out, leaving the Ramblers with a 63-60 win. The win left MRSS in fourth place at the end of league play in Abbotsford West. The Ramblers will begin league playoffs tonight at Yale Secondary. The inspirational play of senior Tyler Pipke kept the Ramblers in the game. It was his first game of the year due to injuries, and his 12 points and play in the paint were key in the win. Amit Rakhra’s had 12 points with 11 rebounds The Pitt Meadows Marauders beat the Terry Fox Ravens 67-58 on Friday night to finish their league with a perfect 10-0 record. Fox finished 8-2 in second place in the Fraser Valley North. The sixth through 11th teams began play last night, and Pitt hosts a playoff game tonight at 7:45 p.m. against the winner of Charles Best or Centennial. The tournament will see games played at Pitt at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday there will be starts at 2:30, 4:15, 6 and 7:45 p.m, the last being the championship game.

The Ridge Meadows Flames finished their season series against the Aldergrove Kodiaks, their first-round playoff opponent, with a 9-2 loss on Wednesday in Aldergrove. That leaves the Flames o-fer Aldergrove, with a 0-6 record against them in this Pacific International Junior Hockey League season. The Flames were down 6-0 after two periods, but Travis Oddy and Sean Pesut both scored in the third period to break the shutout.

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and Marco Ballarin each scored. Bissett’s tally gives him a team leading 25 goals and 41 points in 41 games, which is good for 15th in PIJHL scoring. Wesley McLeod made 31 saves on 34 shots to get the win. The Flames’ next game will be Thursday night at the Richmond Arena, when they take on the first-place Sockeyes at 7:30 p.m. The next night they host the Mission City Outlaws in their final game of the regular season at Planet Ice, at 7:30 p.m.

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HALCROW, William T. ( Bill) Age 89. Predeceased by his parents David & Ina, 6 brothers, 3 sisters. He taught high school in Maple Ridge for many years. He will be missed.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Ridge Meadows Hospital on February 8, 2013. He is survived by his two daughters, Leigh-Ann and Dale and son Vernon, seven grandchildren, one great grandson, as well as many good friends and family. The family would like to thank the staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital for their wonderful care. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, February 13 at 1:00 pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, 11765 224th St., Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

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In honour and appreciation of of Charlie’s profoundly exceptional life a memorial service will be held on February 16, 2013 at 3pm in the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s) at 11969-216th Street, Maple Ridge, BC. The family would like to thank the staff at the Royal Columbian Hospital who worked so hard to save Charlie’s life.

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GREEN HOUSE PRODUCTION WORKERS Picking planting packing. Early start. 6 days/wk $10.25 to start. Apply in person to the Greenhouse office w/resume: 13460 Rippington Rd, Pitt Meadows

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ARE YOU TOXIC? Shed unhealthy build-up waste, boost energy & increase mental clarity on the ALL NATURAL, GENTLE & EFFECTIVE ‘elance’ DETOX & CLEANSE system. Find out how I lost 7lbs in 7 days and continued to eat a healthy diet while cleansing for just $112.30. Website: http://teamogilvie.bodywise.com Email: shelley.ogilvie@bodywise.net

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

BOOKKEEPING and Office Clerk required at least 3 days per week for local Trucking & Excavating Co. Need some experience in Computerized Account Entry, (we use Quickbooks) bookkeeping, and manual paperwork. Call Linda at 604-460-7852 or e-mail resume to wmader@telus.net

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

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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Become a Community Support Worker Hands-on training to get you job ready and hired in the following fields: ✔ Personal Support Worker ✔ Community Mental Health Worker ✔ Education Assistant ✔ Three dynamic certificates in one dynamic diploma ✔ Funding may be available

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

TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

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DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! *24 HOUR SERVICE* 30Yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.

Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning. Free Est. (604)465-1302 / 604-786-3466

HOUSECLEANING * Move- ins / Out * Staging *Inside Windows / Blinds * Organizing Gift Cards for any occasion Call Marie 604-467-1118

mariescustomizedcleaning @gmail.com

130

HELP WANTED

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

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

281

GARDENING

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

Seven Days a Week

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

283A

HANDYPERSONS

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

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

130

HELP WANTED

130

HELP WANTED

EXPERIENCE TRADESPEOPLE WANTED

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899 Call Don @ RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Lic/Bonded. Small Jobs. 604-462-0480 / 604-861-7418

130

HELP WANTED

Earn Extra Cash! Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows NEWS

Available routes in Maple Ridge 40100113 - 221 St, Carshill St, Cliff Ave, River Rd. 40220262 - 124 Ave, 216 St, Exeter Ave, Spring Cres, Thornton Ave 40220263 - 121 Ave, 122 Ave, 216 St, 218 St, Acadia St, Mountainview Cres 40220264 - Evans St, Manor Ave, 216 St, 123 Ave, 124 Ave 40220266 - 122 Ave, 221 St, Davison St, Moody St. 40310301 - Berry Ave, Darby St, Holly St, River Rd, 117 Ave, 216 St, 40320353 - Thornton Ave, Douglas Ave, Laity St, Hardy St, 126 Ave 40320362 - 210 St, Faber Cres, Laity St, Schmidt Cres, Wicklund Ave 40400416 - 120B Ave, 121 Ave, 121A Ave, 248A St, 249A St, 250 St, 250A St, Smith Ave. 40400417 - 122 Ave, Glenhurst St, 234 St, Dewdney Trunk Rd. 40400431 - 133 Ave, 133 A Ave, 233 St, Balsam St. 40400437 - Blake Loop (13625–13693), 228 St, 228A St, 228B St

Available routes in Pitt Meadows 41011026 - Alberton St, Fair¿eld Ave, Herring 3l, Wildcrest Ave. 41011011/18 - 114B Ave, 115A Ave, 116A Ave, 196A St, 196B St, 197A St, 197B St, 198 St, Bonson Rd.

I=:C:LH Your Career Starts Here www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

604-475-7077

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

604-463-1174

GARDENING

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

ELECTRICAL

Program starts soon in Maple p Ridge! g

Call Now!

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(#102055) Bonded

Peggy 604-880-1969 Email resume to:

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

DRYWALL

604 575 5555

NOW HIRING Evening Shifts

Scan here to learn more

CLEANING SERVICES

ENVIRO

Wild and Crazy, Can’t Be Lazy

EDUCATION

236

HERFORT CONCRETE

Borrow Up To $25,000

Certified Care Aides

134

Need CA$H Today?

Part-Time Work Available. By piece work, in our Pitt Meadows warehouse, on your own time. Need a dedicated attitude. Call:604.945.5758

115

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

EUROPEAN LADY will clean your house or office. 15 Years exp. Ref’s avail. Free Est. 604-468-0421

PERSONAL SERVICES

LOOKING FOR

Call

$440/wk, up to $800/wk

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RECRUITMENT FAIR

Training provided in North Burnaby.

Call JMP Marketing at 604.294.3424, local 30 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979

160

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT & DIESEL ENGINE MECHANICS Required for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. and Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Positions avail. in Surrey. Cummins, Detroit Diesel and MTU engine experience considered an asset.

Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Food Demonstrator 6-10 days a month in Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Price Smart, London Drugs and more! Job Description: You must be outgoing, able to work on your own, enjoy talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Demo Days: Sat. & Sun. mostly; some Fri. & Sat. - days vary with jobs but must be available 2 days in a row. Hours 11-6. Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Able to stand 6-7 hr./day • Own a car to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Circulation

604.476.2740

brian@mapleridgenews.com

Jakes Construction Ltd has openings for experienced r'PSFNBO r1JQF-BZFST r(SBEFNFO r-BCPVSFST r&RVJQNFOU0QFSBUPST The successful candidate must have experience in Forestry road building and/or Civil construction. Offering competitive wages and career advancement for the right individuals

Send resume to: hr@jakesconstruction.ca Fax 604-702-5609

08/12T_JC28 01/13T_J29

WAREHOUSE Part-time Immediate Openings Duties include picking/packing orders and replenishing product on various shifts. Unionized environment with rates starting at $15.38 and moving up to $23.71 based on hours worked. We offer a competitive compensation package and opportunities for career development.

Contact: Human Resources McKesson Canada 71 Glacier Street Coquitlam, BC, V3K 5Z1 Fax: (604) 942-7184 NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

TREE SERVICES

REAL ESTATE 625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

CHILLIWACK 3 lots for sale on Promontory Hill, nice view. Can build 3 storey house. $199K each assessment value. 604-719-7428

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

RENTALS 706

627

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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

Dean 604-834-3076

HOUSE RENO’S

338

HOMES WANTED

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

PLUMBING

Specialist in Home Improvement for Seniors KITCHEN, BATHROOM, DECK, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS Fully Insured. References Avail.

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Call 604-781-7031

GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts.

Haney Motor Hotel

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$880

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

604-463-7450 604-463-2236

MAPLE RIDGE

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

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

&

MAPLE COURT II st

22423 121 Ave 604-467-4894

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

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077

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

HOME REPAIRS

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

300

477

PETS

BEAUTIFUL ST. BERNESE PUPS $750 Healthy, Happy, 1st shots, Vet Check Ready to go Feb. 22/13 www.stbernese.com (604)750-0480 BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, pure bred at Diesel Kennel, 3 male, $1500. each. Call (604)869-5073 BORDER COLLIE X, born Dec 5th, ranch raised, getting lots of atten. $350. Carol 604-316-4668 or email: carol@blackdiamondranch.ca

LANDSCAPING

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

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

341

DUTCH TOUCH Green Services Ltd

PRESSURE WASHING

pressurewashing

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

Boom lift W Windows

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cup puppies, blonde & white, M/F, 8 weeks, ready now. $700. 604-794-7347 ENGLISH Bulldogs, 8 weeks, 2 female, 1 male. Not reg. $1800. zsjerome@hotmail.com, chilliwack

Gutter Cleaning Painting Int/Ext

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

Fleet Trucks. Seniors disc 15% off

317

All Work Guaranteed

MISC SERVICES

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

356

JUNK REMOVAL

604-465-1311

320

MOVING & STORAGE

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM! On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

604.587.5865

$45/Hr

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

www.recycleitcanada.ca

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

604-537-4140

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

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

TOPSOIL

• • •

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

372

Int/Ext Res/Comm New CST W home cleaning provided W 10% discount on all quotes 1 hour free consultation with designer with every accepted job

SUNDECKS

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

373B

TILING

OVER 15yrs exp. installing ceramic,porcelain,stone tile. visit www.futuristichomeservices.com

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

706

APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services

Pitt Meadows

Deluxe 2 Bedroom. st Available March 1

ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $800 (604)308-5665

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

Lab/Shepherd/Rotti x pups, 3M/3F. vet check, dewormed, ready to go, $495. Call 604-864-1004.

For more information, google us.

MULTI POM puppies, 2 F, 1 M, 7 weeks old. Ready to go. All shots. $550. obo. Phone 604-825-2271.

Bright 2 bdrm apt.

Phone 604-465-9823

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

MATTRESSES starting at $99

Coquitlam 996sf 2bdrm 2bath strg same flr carpet/wood, prkg cls to Coq Ctr Doug College elem schl NP/NS $1236 Mar 1. 604-941-3259

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

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

FURNITURE

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

563

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

MISC. WANTED

LOOKING FOR Antique chainsaws, running or not. Call 604-991-0461

572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

Call John 604.836.1563

RENTALS

BRENTWOOD Apartments

548

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

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? • Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

www.profile-properties.com

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Visit our website for other rental properties:

RECYCLE-IT!

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

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

Call 604-464-7548

604.319.1993

Mature Assorted Landscape trees and Topiary for sale. Asst’d sizes. Professional delivery & install avail. Call for more info 604-202-9282.

REAL ESTATE 612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE KWIK KERB business for sale. With all equipment: lots of colours, sealant and more (only 7 years old) Excellent business, current owner will train! Fully operational, ready to go... Sell for $3500. 604-202-9282

Call 604-467-3944 POCO - furnished bdrm. shr’d kit. & living area. Quiet house. No Smoke $400/mo. incls. lndry. 604.941.2959

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION MAPLE RIDGE 2400s/f furn’d home to share, male/female with 1 other. Own bedsitting & bathrm, incl all amens. Ns/np. $625. 604-476-1335

750

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

MAPLE RIDGE 1 Bdrm plus. Priv. entry/laundry, NS/NP $750/mo incl util. Call: 604-463-1043

No pets ~ Ref’s req’d. MAPLE RIDGE Central. Lrg 1 bdrm totally updated; new floor, paint,++ nr amens, insuite w/d, d/w, lrg patio, vaulted ceilings, sec u/g prk. Immed Ns/Np. $790+utils. 604-307-2241. MAPLE RIDGE ~ IMMEDIATELY 1 bedroom suite from $720/mo Richard 604-369-1096 PORT COQUITLAM newly reno’d 2 bdrm corner ste in quiet bldg. Onsite card lndry. Cls to amens, WCE, bus. $960 heat/htwr incl. Avail now. Cat neg. Ph: (604)942-4740

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

MAPLE RIDGE: 232 & Silver Ridge area.

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE!

Newer 1 Bdrm suite Newer appliances. Own W/D Suits one, or couple. Avail March 1. N/S, N/P. $800/mo incl utils & alarm & wifi.

If you have bad credit or no credit history, we can get you behind the wheel of a Marv Jones pre-owned vehicle. Imports, domestic, all makes available – We finance everyone!

Pls call: 604-466-3623 or

(604)466-5799 Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments

MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm ste, lrg kit, W/D. $850/mo. Avail now. N/P, N/S, Ref’s req’d. (604)530-5455 lve msg.

Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, Approved pets only. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

604.466.8404 (Erik) PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm & den $835 2 Bdrm corner suite $895 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

MAR 1. 2 Bdrm, Private W/D/Driveway/Gated Patio. On Bus Rte, near Sch/Prk 604-726-5303.

752

2 Bedroom Apartments And 2/3 bedroom Townhouses available

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

1 bdrm- $750 2 bdrm- $950

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

851

TRUCKS & VANS

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation. 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

1993 CHEV PICKUP V6, automatic Will sell canopy sep. Truck & canopy $3000/obo. Canopy $700: (604)463-5413

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING The following vehicles will be sold, as per the Warehouse Liens Act:

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

1997 Ford CTV E-350 Cube Van VIN# 1FDKE30F3VHB08164 registered owner, 2267308 Ontario Corporation, debt amount as of February 6, 2013 is $12,395.05

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

HOMES FOR RENT

1994 Toyota Celica VIN# JT2ST07N4R0004754 registered owner Daniel Nicholas Reid, debt amount as of February 6, 2013 is $5669.22

3BDRM + DEN, 2.5BTH, Nice & clean. Grand living rm; kitchen w/island; balcony. 2 car garage. N/P N/S. $1600/mo+util. (604)721-9488

POCO clean 3 bdrm rancher. Near school/amens. $1560. NS/NP, ref’s. Now. 604-805-2768, 604-931-1573

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

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

CENTRE downtown core. Lease or rent for small business, March 1/13. Call to view space, 604-506-1574.

MAPLE RIDGE Cntl 4Bdr 2ba,fresh paint, X-Lrg yrd, lrg cov’d patio, F/P, ns/np. Apr1. $1550. 604-773-3912

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

If your combined monthly family income is between $2600.00 – $5500.00 you may be qualified for market rent.

CLEAN SPACIOUS SUITES

736

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

The Scrapper

WESTGATE APARTMENTS

715

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam/ Maple Ridge

Attractive modern units, in a safe, all ages community. Amenities include, playground, on site laundry facilities & secure parking in a certified Crime Free Multi Housing complex. Close to schools and parks with shopping near by. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply).

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOWNHOUSES

TWO bedrooms, concrete hi-rise apartment, 8 floors with views, corner unit, 2 baths, 1030 square feet, insuite laundry, city centre.Vacant. $1050 per month. #80311980 222nd Street, Maple Ridge. Call Hanson 604-250-2196 for appointment.

778-839-4691

845

MAPLE RIDGE West. 1 Bdrm lower ste, own w/d, prkg, near bus. N/S, N/P. $700 +1/3 utils. 604-477-1000

RENTS between $880.00 – $1395.00

Full time caretaker. MOVE IN INCENTIVES Seniors Discount CALL ANYTIME TO VIEW

Ask for Rob Godin 604-356-2303 Rob.godin@marvjoneshonda.com

MAPLE RIDGE suit quiet single couple, refs req. 2 bdrm g/lev. patio, shed, shr W/D, N/S, incl utils $900. March 1. (604)808-1787 v or text

604-464-3550

TWO bedrooms, concrete hi-rise apartment, 8 floors with views, corner unit, 2 baths, 1030 square feet, insuite laundry, city centre.Vacant. $1050 per month. #80311980 222nd Street, Maple Ridge. Call Hanson 604-250-2196 for appointment.

Call Marv Jones Honda NOW! 604-465-5464

778-386-6782 MAPLE RIDGE 2bdrm, 2bth, grnd lvl suite,1200sf priv ent. utils inc. Avl now. NP/NS. $950: Quiet mature cpl pref. Refs. 778-858-5256

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

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

SUITES, LOWER

Maple Ridge 1 Bdrm a/g ste. Quiet, bright, pri. Incl wifi, hd tv, heat, shrd lndry. $695. Mar 1st 604-209-8964.

Maple Ridge

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

Business / Industrial / Apartments Residential W Strata WMalls HST ~ WCB ~ Liability Ins ~ Lic

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

1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

Tree removal done RIGHT!

PETS

AUTO FINANCING

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

New home w/riverview in Ruskin. Pet/fam ok. $89,800 with $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960.

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

810

AVAILABLE NOW

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

ROOMS FOR RENT

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

12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

746

TRANSPORTATION

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

MAPLE RIDGE

Running this ad for 8yrs

Home Renovations and New Construction

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

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

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

If you have a claim to either of these vehicles please respond in writing by February 20th, 2013 to: Maple Ridge Towing (1981) Ltd, 23283 McKay Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1B9.


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“The Hyundai Promise” A 30-Day Money Back Promise and a 7 Year, 120,000km Hyundai Extended Warranty Plan* Come in to Super Dave’s Maple Ridge Hyundai today.

Dave Wyant

Sean Elmont

Brent Miscisco

Mike Jankowiak

Robbie Beaton

604 467 3401 23213 Lougheed Highway • mapleridgehyundai.com DL#7356 *On select models, see Maple Ridge Hyundai for complete details. Dealer #7356

Adam Cunliffe

Brett Kinney

Ross Burroughs

Bob Murdoch

Super Dave’s


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2 Day Sale Saturday & Sunday February 16 & 17

everything on sale

*See in-store for details Proud to serve the community for the past 88 years

HOME FURNISHINGS • MATTRESSES • APPLIANCES Monday - Thursday 9am - 5:30pm • Friday 9am - 9pm Saturday 9am - 5:30pm • Sunday 12 noon - 5pm

fullerwatsonbrandsource.ca

22390 - Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

604-463-4168

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