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highway crashes claim two lives two accidents in two days, east of 240th by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

One man was killed and a second seriously injured in a head-on collision Monday in east Maple Ridge. The crash was the second fatality on Lougheed Highway in the span of 30 hours. The first occurred at 3:45 p.m. in the 24200-block of Lougheed Highway, east of 240th Street. Police believe an SUV towing a “Wide Load” sign crossed over the centre line from westColleen Flanagan/the news bound lanes and slammed head-on into a pickup truck Witnesses comfort each other near the scene of a fatal collitravelling east. The driver of the pickup, a sion on Monday. 53-year-old Maple Ridge man, was seriously injured and airlifted via helicopter to Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster. A 57-year-old man from Maple Ridge who was driving the SUV for Bob’s Pilot Service died on scene. His name is being withheld at this time. Neither vehicle had passengers. see Fatalities, p5

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The driver of one vehicle died while another was airlifted to hospital after two vehicles collided head-on along Lougheed Highway, just east of 240th Street in Maple Ridge, on Monday.

Medical grow op rankles neighbours Building owner has a month to make repairs by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

The smell of marijuana, say neighbours, is so bad that two businesses may relocate; it’s so bad, employees often leave with headaches while their clothing stinks. Maple Ridge council could be giving the boot to the operation in units 103, 104 and 105 at 11410

Kingston St. after approving a remediation order Monday. The owner of the strata units, Arms Holdings Ltd., will have to either hire a consultant and fix the smell within 30 days, or the legal grow operation will be shut down. Council pored over a staff report detailing issues with the units, from unsafe electrical equipment to a second level built without permits, to a requirement to build fire-rated floors, ceiling and wall assemblies. While the tenants applied for a building permit, one hasn’t yet been issued for the work.

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ter and quicker at shutting these down.” Letters to council about the grow op show the frustration from the neighbours. Canoe-Kayak B.C. may move Ashlie out of its unit next door and out of Maple Ridge, says Mary Jane Abbott, executivedirector.

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The office can no longer have high school students help out as part of their career planning because of the smell, she says in a January letter. She’s negotiating for a new location outside Maple Ridge. “Not only is it embarrassing to have members come to our offices … and be overwhelmed with the smell of marijuana, but because of the smell, our office hours have become unpredictable, once the headaches start, the office shuts.” For nearby Slow-Pitch National B.C., in unit 101, it’s the same story. see Marijuana, p5

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Katzie and Women in fish S tor y by Monisha Mar tins

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s a drizzle begins to fall and clouds roll in to hide the sunshine, Chief Ed Pierre walks gingerly to the Katzie dock, tracing a path he’s followed a hundred times. The row of fishing boats bob up and down in the Fraser River, coffeecoloured by the spring melt, as a wind whips up to chill a warm spring day. Usually the end of winter heralds the start of the oolichan season, but today there’s isn’t a soul on the dock, from where Pierre and his ancestors have launched their boats for thousands of years. Pierre doubts his boat – the ShelCherie – will launch more than a few times this year. Last week, he learned the Katzie’s seasonal allotment for the silvery, oily oolichan has been reduced to 50 pounds. “That’s three fish each for 40 elders,” Pierre says incredulously, wondering how he’ll perform a King Solomon-like task of dividing the meagre catch. Like salmon, oolichan live nearly all of their lives in the ocean and return to their home rivers to spawn the next generation. Historically, the oolichan would return in such large numbers that they were easily captured by the thousands in large nets or wooden weirs. When he was a child, Pierre recalls schools of dead oolichan littering the banks of the Fraser River, a few feet away from the once bustling dock. “In my lifetime, it’s almost gone.” Pierre has fished on his own since he was 13, but is quick to point out he never considered it a job. Like many Coast Salish, he feels an uncanny draw to the river in spring, a seasonal pull that’s in his genes and flows like a strong current through his blood. “We never had to leave the Fraser River,” says Pierre, remembering the abundance of a time past. “It’s our lifestyle. It’s our basic survival. It’s not something we just did for winter eating. It’s something spiritual. It’s something we teach our children and grandchildren” But these days, teaching his grandchildren the ways of the past is difficult. The salmon runs have dwindled, the oolichan have all but disappeared. He considers himself lucky to have tasted a giant white sturgeon before they were classified endangered. Pierre learned to fish from his par-

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Katzie First Nation chief Ed Pierre stands at the Katzie dock with Rose Georgeson, who performs in Women in Fish at the Simone Pierre longhouse on Saturday.

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Little is known about the strong role women played in the fishing industry, from waiting on shore to owning and operating their own vessels, as cannery workers and raising their children on the boats. ents and grandparents, who fished from row boats. He learned to read the weather, knows the birds that follow spawning salmon and oolichan up river and has memorized the location of

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“I had no idea First Nations women were not recognized in this industry. I had not idea their stories were not valued,,” she says. “It was just a way of life. I never knew that years on we’d be sharing them and remembering them like this.” She first wrote about Eileen in a short story, which was scooped up by her cousin, Marie Clement, and eventually woven into a production that’s part documentary, part performance, titled Women in Fish. Through photographs, video and verse, Georgeson chronicles the role women played in what was once a flourishing industry. They did more than just wait on shore to clean and cook the fish. Women owned and operated trollers, worked in canneries and, just like Georgeson, raised their children on boats. “I’ve always been on

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“I was always scared to lean over and look too far into the sea.” Eileen Georgeson “‘You really did all that?’” they exclaim in disbelief. As much as there’s a sadness in remembering a time that has, perhaps, passed, there’s hope in Women in Fish. As her production travels across Canada, Georgeson has collected more tales, weaving them into a gill net that captures the storm and calm of living off the land. Her net has gathered stories from elders, from women who still fish, from young people who are determined to save the fishery. At the turn of the 20th Century, there were almost 100 canneries in B.C. This year, Georgeson doubts there will be a commercial salmon season. “We retain our fishing licenses in hope,” she says, her voice halting with despair. “We wait just like everyone else. We have a coast that’s in limbo, waiting to see where we are going to land.”

Showtime Women in Fish is part of a special celebration on Saturday April 27 at the Simon Pierre longhouse at the Katzie First Nation reserve in Pitt Meadows. It will include displays, a salmon BBQ, performance and more. Urban Ink’s production of Women in Fish begins at 11 a.m. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to the ACT in Maple Ridge by calling 604-476-2781 or email Karen Pighin at karenp@ mract.org. The performance is free. The salmon BBQ lunch, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is by donation – suggested amount $10.


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“Clients do not want to enter the premises based on the smell. I am unable to work in these conditions as the smell makes me sick,” Lorri McAuley said last September. With legislation changing and the federal government phasing out personal grow licences next year in favour of larger, commercial operations, staff and politicians were confused about regulations. If it’s a federally licenced facility and they’re growing marijuana for medical purposes, what are the federal standards, asked Coun. Bob Masse. Maple Ridge’s chief administrator Jim Rule explained the district doesn’t have to be informed about medical grow-op locations, but once it does learn the location, it can enforce building bylaws. “At this point in time, there could be a medical marijuana [building] sitting next to you and you will know nothing about it.” He said it’s important for the district to follow legal advice so its actions don’t get challenged in court, which could cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. Coun. Corisa Bell asked if the operation was pro-

ducing the quantity of marijuana as specified by its licence, but staff didn’t know. She added that Coquitlam recently shut down an operation based on the number of plants. “I’m convinced that there’s more that we could be doing.” Council also had questions about WorkSafe B.C. regulations, and whether the operation has a business licence. But Coun. Judy Dueck said the district has to follow the process outlined by its lawyers. “It’s a system that has huge holes in it and it isn’t working,” added Mayor Ernie Daykin. “In my view, they have left it to us and it’s not working.” Daykin said while the premises are being leased out, the building owner has to do the clean up. “He’s paying for the consequences of what his tenant is doing.” Arms Holdings president Agostino Velenosi said the tenant made improvements and he received the district’s OK in January or February. “They said at this point, everything was OK,” Velenosi said. “It was all done when the lawyer was there.” The only task remaining was odour testing,

but that didn’t have to be done until 49 days before the crop was harvested. While the District of Maple Ridge says it’s the owner’s responsibility, Velenosi said the tenants have to make the improvements. “I don’t have anything to do with that.” Ventilation equipment hasn’t been installed because of cost, but Velenosi said the tenants told him that equipment isn’t needed yet. He’s told his tenants, however, if they don’t do the repairs, they’ll be evicted by the end of May, once the current crop has been harvested. Velenosi leased out the three units last year after the units had been vacant for two years. Before he did that, he called the RCMP and was told as long as they have a medical grow licence, “It’s perfectly legal.” Velenosi said the operation is licensed to provide medical pot for two or three people, allowing 149 plants. His company originally built the building in 1995, then sold off part of it and kept units 103, 104, and 105. But now he might sell the rest. Property taxes have climbed and he says it’s easier and cheaper to build in Sur-

rey or Burnaby. “I won’t build in Maple Ridge, even if they [the district] paid for the building permit.” Once Arms Holdings receives notice, the company can appeal to council. But if it doesn’t, it will have to do the work in 30 days or the district can enter the building and remove the grow op and put the cost of doing so on to the yearly property taxes. “They need to know that we have a real strong resolve to get this dealt with,” Daykin said.

Third reading Council was to consider Tuesday night, a third reading of a bylaw that would allow only medical pot operations in agricultural zones and ban them from industrial areas. But that bylaw got a hostile reception at a public hearing last week. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced in Maple Ridge last year a shift to a new system of federally regulated commercial producers of medical marijuana who will supply authorized users with prescriptions from doctors. “Under our new rule, only facilities that meet strict security requirements will be able to

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“Police are still trying to determine the cause as road and weather conditions were very good at the time of the crash,” said Sgt. Dale Somerville, with Ridge Meadows RCMP. “Initial indications are the SUV crossed over into the path of the pickup. Neither speed or alcohol appear to be factors.” Darren Telford was heading to the dump in Maple Ridge from Mission and was four cars behind the SUV when he saw the pickup truck flip twice and slid into a ditch. As the drivers in front of him slammed on their brakes, the 27-year-old drove across the lanes, stopping right near the upside down pickup. “I thought it was going to catch fire,” said Telford, who ran to the semi-conscious driver and initially tried to drag him out. “There was smoke, but the truck was too crumpled to do that.” Telford brushed the glass off the man’s face

and put his jacket under his head. “Keep breathing,” he told him. “Don’t move. Sit still. You are going to get out of this.” The man’s face had deep cuts. Though barely conscious, he was struggling to get out of the seat. “He couldn’t really talk,” Telford said. Another driver sprayed the pickup with a fire extinguisher, while other witnesses tried to help the man in the SUV who was pinned behind the steering wheel. “I don’t know why I ran over, but if that was me, I would want someone to help,” said Telford. Police thanked him for helping the injured driver, who remains seriously injured, but is expected to live. Meanwhile, police continue to investigate another collision that killed an 80-year-old man and injured two others the previous day. That crash took place around 9 a.m. Sunday

and involved a Ford pickup and a Chevrolet car, which were traveling west along Lougheed Hwy. Police said both vehicles veered left simultaneously just east of 280th Street and rolled down a 20-metre embankment, just shy of the CP Rail tracks below. Mission resident Glen McInnes, 80, driving the car in front, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his

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It’s in our hands With less than one month to go to the provincial election, all the players of the drama are in place. Some – like the B.C. Conservatives – have been rehearsing their lines loudly and longly. Others – like the Green Party and even the NDP – are just starting to make their presence felt on the stage. And then there are the B.C. Liberals, who seem to have been in a situation of almost permanent campaigning since Gordon Campbell stepped down as leader some two and a half years ago. What is now needed to complete the show is the presence – and the voice – of the people. And what we should remember at this point – all smoke and mirrors, scriptwriters and noisy claques to one side – is that this is far more than theatre. We, the electorate, are not simply an audience. We are employers, and the politicians – no matter their party affiliations or ideological alignment – are the applicants hopeful of being hired as our representatives. Their pay will come out of our pockets, and their decisions will have a real impact on the course of our lives for the next four years. Like any employer, we have the right to ask questions of potential employees, and make note of straightforward answers, as well as evasions and attempts to obscure the truth. And, as with any employment decision, a number of factors must be weighed. Does the candidate seem experienced enough for the job? Do his or her goals seem realistic enough? Has the candidate demonstrated capability or incompetence during past terms of employment? Has this person proven trustworthy? Can we afford to hire an individual on the basis of who that person knows, or what views he or she espouses around the water cooler, or should we choose our employees more on the basis of how he or she has performed in the past? Our participation in the election, particularly when ballots are cast, is vital to the process. This is more than a matter of the usual lecture about civic responsibility, low voter turnout and the importance of stepping up and being counted. As employers, if we feel our previous hires have not been equal to the job, we must – if only out of selfinterest – choose replacements that seem best to suit our needs. But if, by the same token, we feel our wishes and aspirations have been properly represented over the past four years, we must, in all fairness, give a vote of confidence to our current employees. The choice is ours. – Black Press

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B.C. Liberals are running scared Third in a series on party platforms. VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal Party deserves credit for releasing its policy book in full on the eve of the formal election campaign. That’s about the only positive thing to B.C. Views be said about it. For those who take Tom Fletcher the time to read party leader Christy Clark’s 40-page booklet, there are a few nuggets of news. For instance, a reelected B.C. Liberal government would continue its justice reform agenda by moving traffic ticket disputes out of courtrooms, as they did with impaired driving cases. Most of it consists of glowing descriptions of the government’s 12-year record, and attacks on the NDP of the kind that are not normally seen in a platform. This is consistent with Clark’s style since she was anointed party leader two years ago. The main focus, as revealed in February’s throne speech, is a plan to pay off B.C.’s growing debt and perhaps even get rid of the provincial sales tax with an Alberta-style “prosperity fund” from liquefied natural gas exports. Whether this is from imposing a new export tax on LNG or simply from a windfall of gas royalties is not clear. Clark and her energy minister contradicted each other on that when it was

announced, and the platform doesn’t shed any new light. All we have is a big logo on the side of Clark’s campaign bus declaring “DEBT FREE B.C.” As I’ve written before, there is plenty of real evidence of a huge new LNG industry in the making. As for paying off the $60 billion debt that the B.C. Liberals’ pre-election budget predicts will keep growing, cartoonist Adrian Raeside summed it up best: LNG revenues are “Christy Clark’s invisible friend.” Clark finished up last week with stops in Terrace and Prince Rupert, promising an LNG windfall for local governments as well. She repeated the platform’s attack line that the NDP are going to wreck the trillion-dollar LNG boom with a Quebec-style moratorium on “fracking” to extract gas from deep shale formations. That’s not an outright lie, but it’s almost as speculative as Clark’s notions of a 30-year windfall that could at best barely start during the next four-year term. The NDP is not calling for a moratorium on natural gas production. It’s calling for yet another “review,” one of many vague, wobbly positions that have been adopted by both dominant parties. An earlier premier named Glen Clark became famous for “freezing” things like ferry fares and car insurance rates. Now Christy Clark is “freezing” personal income tax rates for five years, and carbon tax rates, too. That implies she’s planning to win this election and the next one, at a time when it is unclear whether she can even hold her own seat in Vancouver-Point Grey.

The B.C. Liberals will cut small business taxes by a point, some time in the next five years. They will also increase income tax on large businesses and personal income of more than $150,000, but that’s not mentioned in their platform, since it goes against 12 years of their policy as a government.

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Clark became famous for “freezing” things like ferry fares and car insurance rates. Now Christy Clark is “freezing” personal income tax rates for five years, and carbon tax rates, too.”

• A clarification of last week’s column on the B.C. Conservative platform. Leader John Cummins informs me his plan to phase out the carbon tax does not include reversing the personal and business income tax rate reductions that were legislated as the fuel tax reached its current level. The platform asserts that total provincial revenues will continue to rise in the next four years, despite the uncompensated loss of $1 billion from the carbon tax. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com (tfletcher@blackpress.ca).

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The News/letters Hospital patients Ultimately, who profits? suffer consequences Editor, The News: Re: Ignore hospital’s D grade (Health Care, April 19). Great article, Marco Terwiel. It hit home with me, especially with respect to the food. My 98-year-old mother resides in Baillie House, adjacent to the hospital. They are served the very same food the hospital puts out. These residents are there for a reason, most because of inability to provide for themselves the care they need.  When it comes to meal time, to rate the food less than a D is an understatement; it’s closer to a Y.  How many of our elderly relish on things like spicy chicken and sweet and sour meat balls, mushy mashed potatoes? Today we focus on healthy eating and organic foods, but somewhere those who would benefit most by it are shoved under the rug. I can certainly see why the CEO has not taken up Dr. Terwiel’s challenge.  A family member has provided my mother with a fridge, in which she can keep several things she likes and I make sure it is stocked for her. We all chip in to take her food that she can eat. All of this is at no small expense, but that is what you do. One should take a look at what is being thrown out and ask themselves where is the profit in this system of having it shipped from Ontario? The only one benefiting is Ontario, while patients suffer the consequences.  Bob Kerfoot Maple Ridge

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Editor, The News: Medical marijuana is not the culprit. Does anyone with an ounce of common sense think more legislation (read government cash grab) will do anything to lessen the existence of grow-ops currently operating in Maple Ridge? The idea of coming down on the poor fellow who has a license to grow 20 plants for personal use is akin to telling someone they can’t smoke in their own backyard. Making things bigger, more controlled, and downright clunky for the little guy is not going to force your dedicated-to-profiteering, wannabe-gangster into converting his entire operation into a trendy soy bean plantation. In fact, regulation that will have the cops chasing their tails over granny green thumb’s little herb garden will mean the focus of finding,   shutting down, and busting true, designedfor-profit, grow-ops will be hampered by nit-picking bureaucrats   who want the red serge boys to follow up on every complaint or wellmeant tip where there was a skunk-like odor, a suspicious pit-bull, or (God help

Who will be responsible for the federally regulated commercial medical marijuana producers? us) young people congregating. Which brings me to question period. Who is going to be ultimately responsible for the federally regulated commercial producers? Just saying federally regulated three times means hiring at least one more senator and creating jobs for at least two more ministers. We’ll soon be paying for a new right honorable ‘Min-

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Maple Ridge Backyard Burning “Backyard Fire” is an outdoor fire where garden refuse such as leaves and small branches indigenous to the property are burned for the purpose of disposal due to garden clean-up or damage from high winds. Before you burn, please consider the Brush Chipping Program. For more information call the Ridge Meadows Recycling at 604-463-5545 or visit www.rmrecycling.org. If you do choose to burn, the following guidelines apply: • The urban areas of Maple Ridge are completely closed to any type of burning. • The rural areas of Maple Ridge may burn dry garden refuse from April 15 to May 15 with a permit if the fire can be located a minimum of 15 metres from structures and property lines. • Permits may be revoked and fines issued by the Fire Department at any time for non-compliance. • Permits are $25.00 available from the Maple Ridge Fire Department, Hall #1 or the Municipal Hall, Finance Department. To determine if you live in the rural area and are eligible for a burning permit, contact the Fire Department during the following business hours. Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm 604-463-5880 Visit our web site at www.fire.mapleridge.ca to view the rules & regulations of a fire permit. Thank you for doing your part to maintain a fire safe community. District of Maple Ridge, FIRE DEPARTMENT 22708 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 9A2 fire@mapleridge.ca

Ridge council gives thumbs up to RCMP Downplay talk of regional force by Phil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter

Don’t mess with the RCMP. If you do, you’ll have to go through Maple Ridge council first. Following a presentation Monday on RCMP regional services, such as the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, council praised the national force and made it clear, they support her majesty’s horsemen. While other politicians are “grabbing some headlines,” by discussing the formation of a regional police force, Coun. Al Hogarth said regional policing should be done by the RCMP. “Maple Ridge is well served. I’m proud of the fact we were the first community to sign the contract,” the new 20year agreement with the RCMP, added Mayor

Ernie Daykin. “I know I can pick up the phone, and vice versa, and we can have those conversations. “We really do view the [Ridge Meadows] detachment as an arm of the district,” he added. “There’s been some chatter about regional policing. From my perspective, we’ve got it.” RCMP Chief Supt. Brian Cantera, accompanied by five other officers, made an annual presentation about the integrated teams such as IHIT, the Integrated Forensic Identification Service or the Integrated Road Safety Unit, which cover the Lower Mainland and are paid for by contributions from participating cities. Coun. Cheryl Ashlie, though, wanted to know if it was possible to reduce overtime hours. “It’s really an issue right down to the front line,” Cantera said. The RCMP is trying to deal with that throughout the

force, mindful of the effect too much overtime can have on officers. “The whole time I have been here, we’ve had an excellent relationship with the RCMP, both locally and regionally,” added Coun. Judy Dueck, who was council liaison to police. “I think our community is extremely well served.” She said she was impressed with the RCMP training after visiting, along with the mayor and CAO Jim Rule, the RCMP depot in Regina, Sask. “I always had high regard for police officers and the RCMP, but going to depot as an elected official really reinforced to me why I always felt that and why it’s important to continue to support you. “Because you’re extremely well trained, the organization as a whole is a great organization.” Missing Women Inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal last De-

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cember called for a regional force, saying it’s “crucial” to improving public safety and policing in the region. The inquiry was formed to investigate how dozens of women went missing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Oppal called on the province to create a Greater Vancouver police force after concluding a fractured, badly coordinated police response was a key underlying factor that let serial killer Robert Pickton keep killing for years after he should have been caught. Some Metro Vancouver mayors welcomed reform of regional police services, but few endorsed the idea of fully switching to a regional force from the current patchwork of municipal police and RCMP detachments. Cantera said the inquiry dealt with a time before integrated teams were formed.

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A proposal to build 131 new homes along the 105-block of Jackson Road will fill in a large, vacant space in the growing Albion area of Maple Ridge. Council looked at the application by Morningstar Homes during its committee meeting Monday. While the property used to be a gravel pit, Morningstar began hauling fill on to the site last year to provide more shallow slopes in preparation for building the homes. The total area is six hectares and will see extension of 104th Avenue eastward in order to provide access to the area. That road connecting to Jackson Road, though, could be the most controversial part of the project, manager of development and environmental services Chuck Goddard told council. However, the right of way for that road has existed previously. Goddard said Morningstar wants to start building next year.


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The B.C. election ballot in both Maple Ridge ridings became more crowded Monday as the Green Party of B.C. announced its competitors. Alex Pope will run for the Greens in Maple Ridge-Mission, while Michael Patterson will do the same in Maple RidgePitt Meadows. “I felt it was important that the Green Party of B.C. have a representative in the riding,” said Pope, a part-time computer programmer who bikes to work in Vancouver. Pope, chair of the bicycle advisory committee in Maple Ridge, tried for a seat on Maple Ridge council in the 2011 election. He decided to put his name forward after no one else did and was confirmed on the weekend by the party. Pope said that federally he’s a Liberal and doubted whether a Green party candidate would split the vote and keep the NDP from winning the riding. Last election, Mike Bocking, with the NDP, lost by 68 votes to Liberal MLA Marc Dalton. “I don’t think the B.C. Liberals really represent the ideas of the federal Liberal party,” Pope said. “I have a feeling that it’s not going to be anywhere nearly as close as the last election.” He’s predicting an NDP win. On the political spectrum, Pope said the Green party wasn’t left

of the NDP and that its policies were just centred on the environment. His goal is to be vocal and raise some issues. In the last British Columbia election in 2009, the Greens took seven per cent of the vote in Maple Ridge-Mission, earning 1,300 votes. Pope said both Maple Ridge and Mission are under-served in transportation, a situation made more complex by the fact that Mission is not part of TransLink. He wants better walkability for both communities and says there bike lanes should link directly to West Coast Express train stations. Unless people use the morning- and eveningonly trains, there is no transit link between Maple Ridge and Mission. So it should be decided whether it’s cheaper to increase the frequency of the WCE or to start a bus route between Maple Ridge and Mission. In Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Patterson, a candidate in the 2008 municipal election, is running for the Greens. He wants to offer voters more selection than just the Liberals or NDP. “It seemed like there were just two and I couldn’t vote for either of them.” Patterson, an electrical engineer who cycles to his job in Langley, wants to see more green space required in high-density developments, though he realizes that is a local issue. In Europe, there’s high density and lots of green space. “We don’t seem to do that. We just seem to jam everything in.” Better transit into Vancouver, such as express buses out of Maple Ridge,

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Thomas Haney promo earns award Video shows school thinks differently A promotional video about Thomas Haney secondary has been honoured with an industry award. Go2 Productions won a Telly Award, which is the premier honour for outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. The Oscars honour

the best movies, the Emmy’s highlight the best television shows, and the Telly Awards recognize just about everything else that appears on screens. The awards were in their 34th year. The Thomas Haney Project was a short piece that Go2 shot and produced, to show how the school thinks differently about the way it teaches its students. Thomas Haney is leading the way in its methods of education, changing from traditional methods to more integrated ways of

Hardware for News The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News earned second- and third-place distinctions at the Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards on the weekend. Monisha Martins and Robert Mangelsdorf came second in the investigative journalism category for their efforts on the death of Amanda Todd. “A sensitive and touching account of the tragedy, but one that also shone a light on the underbelly of the online world and the bullies who lurk there,” wrote the judges. Colleen Flanagan placed third for her

black and white feature photo of a mother bottle-feeding her child. “This is a great example of why available light is almost always preferable. A sensitive and tender moment, conveyed well.” The B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association is a non-profit membership organization representing 125 community newspapers throughout British Columbia and the Yukon, with a combined readership of over two million. It has been celebrating excellence amongst its member newspapers for more than 90 years.

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Celebrate Green act: recycle old electronic toys

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n the spirit of Earth Month, here’s an idea for you and your family: dig out old or broken electronic toys from the closet or toy basket, and recycle them. The Earth Day Network says that recycling electronic waste is one of the top three “Acts of Green” you can perform. British Columbia is the first province in Canada to offer free, safe recycling for all kinds of electronic toys, from talking ‘stuffies’ to remote control vehicles to gaming devices. Others: • plush textiles with electronics, including dolls and ‘stuffies’; • metal or hard plastic toys with electronics; • remote control vehicles; • ride-on vehicles; • hand-held game devices; • gaming devices with PC/TV; • electronic promotional items, like those sold with meals. Every electronic toy is carefully dismantled in the recycling process, and all of its components are sorted and made into a wide variety of new items.

Every bit of a toy that can be recycled – from plastics to circuit boards to various metals – is turned into something new and useful. Don’t remove the batteries – they can be recycled, too. The Call2Recycle program keeps batteries out of the landfill by reclaiming precious metals and turning them into new batteries and stainless steel products. • To find out where you can recycle electronic toys and batteries for free, please call the recycling hotline at 1-800-667 4321 or 604732-9253 or visit the Recyclopedia at www.rcbc.bc.ca. You can also check the Depot Finder at www.cbrsc.ca. The Canadian Brandowners Stewardship Corporation represents toy manufacturers and retailers and is working with the Canadian Toy Association to safely recycle electronic toys across B.C. And once you’ve recycled those old toys, be sure to register your Act of Green on the Earth Day Network website at act.earthday.org.

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Another green act Ray Sanborg of Maple Ridge helps pull English ivy from brush in Kanaka Creek Regional Park. The ivy was likely introduced to the area from contaminated yard waste, said Ross Davies of KEEPS. “Just because it’s green doesn’t mean it’s good.” English ivy emits a chemical that kills surrounding plants. It also threatens trees and has no native predators. to volunteer for future removal projects: http://www.meetup.com/Regional-Parks-Connect-Metro-Vancouver/

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Ruskin society celebrates its history Looki ng Bac k by Fred Braches

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n May 4, the Ruskin Hall Society will celebrate the history of Ruskin. Everyone is invited to attend between 1-4 p.m. at Ruskin Community Hall. The present Ruskin hall started being used in 1924, although the heritage plaque awarded to the hall by the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission shows the year 1923. This date probably stems from a contribution by local historian Charles Miller, published in Marjorie Houghton’s Souvenir Booklet for the Diamond Jubilee of Ruskin of 1975. In this account, titled “The Halls of Ruskin,” Miller writes that early in 1923 a women’s committee finalized plans for the opening. Miller goes on, illustrating the opulent decoration of the hall with huge bouquets of spring flowers and vases with “tulips and other spring bloom” on tables covered with snow-white linen. Perhaps these were Miller’s memories of another memorable celebration. But the official opening happened in the fall and not in the spring. Moreover, as we know from reports in Daily Province of Oct. 16, 1924, and the Weekly Gazette of Oct. 23, 1924, the hall opened in the fall of 1924. In the 1970s, when Miller wrote his story, there was no access to

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The front of the Ruskin Community Hall shows the year 1922, the year the first Ruskin Hall burned down.

the old issues of the Gazette to verify dates, but now, with easy access to old issues of the Gazette and other newspapers at the Maple Ridge library and the Maple Ridge Museum, it is possible to put the record straight. An earlier hall, the former Ruskin one-room schoolhouse, preceded the present Ruskin Hall. In 1916, a two-room school replaced the one-room schoolhouse and the obsolete building was pulled across the road and converted into a community hall. But the residents’ pleasure of enjoying their own hall was brief. “Last evening,” so reads an item in the Weekly Gazette of Aug. 3

1922, “bush fires devoured the spacious Ruskin Hall, which was kindly furnished by Messrs. Gilchrist Bros. The school opposite was endangered.” A week later, a well-attended meeting was held at the Gilchrists’ home to discuss the prospects of a new hall. An item in the Gazette of Feb. 15, 1923, reports that the lumber was being hauled to the spot, and there is a note in the Gazette of April 26, 1923 about a shingle bee: “... rapid progress was being made on the roof during the day,” but according to the paper a lot of work was still to be done to finish the hall. After the progress in the first quarter of 1923 work on the hall slowed down. The Gazette of Feb. 7, 1924, reports that the hall was “almost completed,” but that work was at a standstill because everyone was “very busy.” Again, as with the first hall, the Gilchrist bothers were major contributors to the construction of the new hall. The three brothers and their relative William Laing gave each an estimated 60 days of their time to the completion of the hall. Nelson S. Lougheed officially opened the Ruskin hall on Friday evening, Oct. 10, 1924. It was a grand affair. The Ruskin Community Hall Society would like to see a repeat when for a celebration of its history on May 4.

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Soprano Arianna Ervin and Gourav Shah, who is studying to be a lyric tenor, perform at Westacres on Sunday, April 28 at a fundraiser for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.

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Spend an afternoon at the opera Arianna ervin and Gourav shah headline a concert at westacres on sunday by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

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s a first generation Canadian, who grew up with the soundtracks of Bollywood echoing through his home, it’s a tad unusual that Gourav Shah is studying opera. The songs that pepper Indian cinema are interludes to heighten drama. More than musical theatre though, Shah believes the Bollywood tales have much more in common with opera. They chronicle passionate romances, feuding clans and filial piety. “The stories are more heavily tied to opera than musical theatre,” says Shah, who is pursuing a music degree at Kwantlen University but plans to eventually transfer to the University of British Columbia. He recognizes the stories told by his mom in the scripts of Wagner and Puccini. “The substance is still similar,” he says. “But the opera voice sounds almost like oil painting while Indian singing sounds a lot more like water painting. It’s lighter. It’s a completely different technique.” Opera wasn’t Shah first choice for a career - he initially set his sight on stars of another kind. When he realized being an astronomer would not fit his out-

going, friendly, people-loving personality, Shah sat down to figure out what else he was passionate about. His epiphany came from a verse in Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters from a Young Poet. The poem made him consider just what he couldn’t live without. He realized it was his voice. “It made me think really hard,” says Shah. “That’s what’s going to set up the rest of my life.” Shah, 20, has studied music since elementary school. As a student at now-closed Riverside elementary, he joined the school’s choir. In high school at Maple Ridge secondary, his passion for music was further stoked by music teachers Carrie Tennant and Jennifer Hanson. “The music that’s in opera there is so much you can paint with every note,” says Shah, who is training to be a lyric tenor. He admits his parents, who own GM Restaurant in Maple Ridge, initially believed he was going through a phase. But when his dad heard him sing at the age of 18, he realized his son had a “God-given gift.” “That really validated it for me,” says Shah. At present, Shah’s most coveted role is Tamino, the Egyptian prince from Mozart’s Magic Flute. If given a choice, he prefers to sing opera in French. “If I wanted to be 100 per cent honest, I will tell you I don’t like singing English arias,” says Shah, with a laugh. “I think they sound pretty lame, almost how Monty Python would poke fun at bards. I rather sing this in another language. You go: oh it’s such a pretty song because you don’t understand it.”

Just like Shah, Arianna Ervin’s passion for opera was ignited by her teachers at Maple Ridge secondary. The 19-year-old had planned to study musical theatre but began to pursue a classical path after falling in love with the classical songs they sang in choir. “Opera music is beautiful and the plot lines are always beautiful, tragic or comedic,” says Ervin. “There is so much variety. People often think opera is just opera but there are so many sub categories.” A soprano, Ervin is now her second year of a music degree at the University of British Columbia. She can’t wait for a voice to mature so she can sing Puccini and eventually covet the role of Mimi in La bohème or Michaela in Carmen. Unlike Shah, Ervin enjoys English operas, as well as French ones. “I think it’s because I understand the languages better,” she says. “I connect with the stories more.”

Showtime Arianna ervin and Gourav shah will perform at a fundraiser for the Ridge Meadows hospital Foundation on sunday, April 28 at westacres, 23575 - 124th Avenue in Maple Ridge. the event, hosted by the Maple Ridge Music society, also features pianists Aimee Oliverio, Krystyna Pucka and violinist Robert Rozek. tickets are $30 and include a wine and cheese reception after the concert. to purchase, call 604 467-3162, or the Ridge Meadows hospital Foundation at 604 466-6925 or GM Restaurant, 20726 Lougheed hwy. at 604-463-7877.

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Actor plays all the roles, and fights both sides of the battles One Man Star Wars Trilogy is written and performed by Canadian author Charles Ross. Playing all the characters in the play based on the original Star Wars trilogy, the stage comes to life as Ross re-creates the effects, inserts factoids when appropriate, sings from the score, flies the ships and fights both sides of the battles. Ross’ talents have become recognized around the globe, and he has had recent appearances on Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Visiting more than 180 cities across four continents, and performing over 1,200 shows, audiences are entertained with a high-energy romp through a galaxy far, far away. First performed at the Pavilion Theatre, in Kamloops, the inspiration came from playing frisbee with friends. The thrower would say a line from the movies, and the catcher had to say the

Maple Ridge Art Gallery A Life In The Day in Wildrice Studio March 16 – June 1 Tues – Sat 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This exhibition celebrates Celia and Keith Rice-Jones working together in their home studio – 25 years on.

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following line while catching. His impersonation of R2-D2 has been described as spot on, but Ross himself has said, “I’ve always thought my Yoda voice sounded too much like a goblin sucking helium.” Ross has purportedly seen the original trilogy over 400 times. • The show plays 8 p.m. May 3 at the ACT in Maple Ridge.

The District Parent Advisory Committee and the SD42 Board of Education are co-sponsoring an all-candidates meeting in advance of the upcoming May election.

Telling stories through song A musician with a unique connection to veterans will be playing at the Maple Ridge Legion on Sunday. Terry Kelly is a storyteller who finds it natural to tell his stories through songs. He has written a song to celebrate the Canadian Navy, a song honouring veterans and their families, songs about abilities and lit- Kelly eracy, songs to raise awareness about cancer and poverty and many songs about home and family. In addition to his six solo full-length recordings, he has appeared as a guest on numerous others. His honourary degrees, Order of Canada induction and the Queen’s Silver and Diamond Jubilee Medals

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Candidates will share their views on funding, labour relations, 21st century learning, and cogovernance with local school boards.

Women in Fish Saturday, April 27 - 11:00 a.m. Katzie First Nation Day of Celebration at the Simon Pierre Longhouse CRE8 Thursday, May 2 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. 5 great workshops for youth by creative industry professionals in songwriting, voice, street dance, voiceover acting and special fx makeup. One Man Star Wars Trilogy Friday, May 3 – 7:00 p.m. Charles Ross reenacts the entire Star Wars Trilogy in an hour: a high-energy, side-splitting romp through a galaxy far, far away.

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Coastal City Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sunday, May 5 – 7:30 p.m. This story of adventure and misadventure, mortals and fairies, love and mischief promises to be an evening the whole family will enjoy. Youth Talent Night Monday, May 6 – 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the talents of our youth with Greg Moore Youth Centre.

Terry Kelly will play at Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 12101, 224th St. from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are $20 and are available at the legion.

Friday Night Dance With Robyn Picard May 3 & 17 – 7:00 p.m. $13 lesson & dance, $10 dance only Spring Arts Programs Featuring dance, music, painting, digital media and more! Visit www.theactmapleridge.org /programs or full schedule.

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The News/sports Top talent shines with PBL Blaze by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

Maple Ridge ball players are going to play key roles with the Langley Blaze this season. The Blaze is arguably the premier organization in the B.C. Premier Baseball League, both in terms of the team’s results on the field, and in having become a pipeline to the college ranks and even higher. The Blaze won the 2012 league championship and led in all the main pitching and hitting categories. Toronto Blue Jay Brett Lawrie, the Canadian who was drafted the highest ever into Major League Baseball at 16th overall, is a Blaze alumnus. The Blaze player who stands out as the next Lawrie is Maple Ridge’s Tyler O’Neill. He was the league’s rookie of the year and top offensive player in the 2012 season, hitting for a .398 average with six home runs and 39 RBI in 128 at bats. With the Major League Baseball draft coming up on June 6-8, O’Neill helped his draft position by putting on a power display for scouts as the team did a spring tour of Arizona. Coach Jamie Bodaly said O’Neill batted higher than .700 against the pro prospect teams the Blaze faced, and may have moved up to the second or third round in rankings. O’Neill has started the season with the national team, and arrived back to the Blaze

with a sore elbow that has so far held him out of the lineup. Kyle Ross, another Maple Ridge product, has a pair of wins and 2.47 ERA for the Blaze, and has established himself as the team’s ace in the early going. “He’s been our best guy all year. He’s going to be a great player,” Bodaly said. Ross is in Grade 10 at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary, and already at 6’3’’, he figures to have the kind of size that scouts look for. He also throws left-handed. “If his velocity increases, he’ll have a shot at getting drafted,” said Bodaly. Ross is typically throwing in the high 70s in games, but can crank it up to as high as 83 mph in practice. If he can take a significant next step, and get to the 88-89 mph range, he will turn the heads of MLB scouts. He’s got a couple of seasons of growing and developing to get there, Bodaly added. Ross’ numbers show that he hasn’t been overpowering this year, with two punchouts in 11.1 innings. But his coach said Ross could challenge more hitters and put up some Ks if he had to. Bodaly explained that the North Shore opponents on the weekend have some dangerous hitters, so Ross was looking for ground balls and popups, rather than strikeouts. “He pitches to contact and gets guys out.” Not so his Maple Ridge teammate Liam Stroud. He is a big right-hander who has

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Kyle Ross is a Grade 10 student at SRT and pitcher with the Langley Blaze of the PBL. His coach believes he can develop into a dominant pitcher. signed to play with Niagara University in New York. The power pitcher gave up five earned runs in just 3.1 innings in his last outing, but remains the Blaze’s hardest thrower, regularly recording in the high 80s on the radar gun. Andre Pelletier, and outfielder from Maple Ridge, has started the season swinging a hot bat, going 4-7 at the plate with a home run and a double. “He’s got some tools, but he’s raw,” Bodaly said of the Grade 11 player.

The Blaze junior team roster has five more Ridge-Meadows ball players. Nick Evans is off to an impressive start, as the pitcher recently put up eight strikeouts in six innings to get a win, and also went 2-3 at the plate, driving in a pair of runs. Catcher Brendan Holstrom has gone 3-7 with two doubles, and has stolen three bags. Dominic Baptista, Devon Bird and Ryan Lipscombe are other local players on the junior squad. With this talent in Langley,

and more having gone to Coquitlam and other clubs, it seems obvious Ridge-Meadows could field a credible junior team in the BCPBL. However, Bodaly expects that move would be blocked by the other clubs. “Everybody is fighting for guys, and it’s extremely watered down,” he said. What’s more, he said the association is lacking in teams at the triple-A level. So, while there is currently a “cycle” of promising players in the community, the talent level could soon cycle back.

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Garibaldi’s Fly Fishing Club won the Fraser Valley Fly Fishing Tournament for the sixth year in a row. The six-person team caught 157 fish at the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery over the weekend. Team members include Nick Malchuk, who hooked 41 trout, which was the most in the event, and Roy Reider, who caught 34, the third-highest total. Travis Dougall came second in the casting distance competition. Carter Pater, Bodhi Nolin and Niben Bonifacio rounded out the team. Coaches Joe Kravjanski and Livio Gubert were impressed by the teamwork and perseverance shown by everyone during rain and cold in the morning. The Pitt Meadows team was a close second, and Curtis Kehler won the casting competition, while Peter Whalen finishe third. Jamie Moon, Matt Nielsen, Adam Janicijevic are the other Pitt Meadows casters Sheldon Tura. Maple Ridge secondary team finished third.

Lawn bowlers open house The Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling club will be holding an open house on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to watch players having a game of lawn bowling, see the facilities, and meet the members Membership is $150 for a year, giving access to the greens all season.


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Knights showcased in Star Bowl The Star Bowl, an annual showcase of the past year’s elite community football players, was played on Saturday in Abbotsford. In the midget (age 1618) game, local Brock Loewen was awarded the most outstanding defensive player of the game for the Purple Shockers’ team. They were the winning team, 11-9 over Team Grey, and were coached by Meadow Ridge Knights coach Jeff Boyce. Zac Chamberland, Wyatt Durocher, Jaimal Gill, Elijah Goerzen, Spencer Hambley, Brock Loewen, Donovan McNee, Daniel Orydzuk and Joe Schuster were other midget participants. Team Grey was made up of players from Chilliwack, Cowichan, North Delta, North Langley, Vancouver and White Rock. Team Purple Shockers was made up of players from Coquitlam, Langley, Meadow Ridge, Nanaimo, North Surrey and Victoria. In the bantam (age 14-15) game, there were

five local players in Sam Cavalli, Chico David, Joseph Hine, Tyrel Ogloff and Matthew Oye. Typically the bantam game has been a blowout – the Vancouver Mainland Football League has held a big edge over the Valley Community Football League, because it draws from 20 teams compared the Valley’s pool

of five. But this year was a defensive struggle, and the game was scoreless at half time. The Valley bantams held the metro squad without a touchdown, allowing two field goals and blocking a third attempt in a 6-2 loss that was vindication for Valley bantam teams past. Knight Ogloff was named his team’s most

outstanding offensive player of the game. In the junior bantam (age 12-13) game, all four players from the Meadow Ridge Knights – Brandon Hunt, Timothy Janke, Angus MacDonald and Mason Reeves – had outstanding performances in an inter-VCFL game. Team Blue triumphed over Team Orange 32–8.

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Rookie of the year for Mount Allison At the year-end Mount Allison University annual athletic awards night, Maple Ridge’s Sydney Umlah was honoured as the volleyball team’s rookie of the year. A six-foot middle blocker with the Mounties, Umlah was a steady addition to this year’s roster, and had a real

presence in the front court, said a press release from the school in Sackville, N.B. Umlah is a former standout with the Rain City Volleyball Club, and is a graduate of Maple Ridge Secondary School, she is enrolled in first-year science at Mount Allison.

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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

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS: 115

EDUCATION

173

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

*2012

www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

604 575 5555

FINANCIAL SERVICES

• MONEY TODAY! • Instant Approvals • No Credit Checks • Privacy Assured

DECADENT RELAXING

TRAVEL with bcclassified.com GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209

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Borrow Against Your Vehicle!

FULL BODY SWEDISH MASSAGE *PRIVATE *EUROPEAN From $65 & up. 604.230.4444

MOA Required

Position now available for a receptionist in a medical office located in Maple Ridge. Looking for a reliable, energetic MOA with good communication skills, experienced preferred.

Success Matters!

Your Career Starts Here

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

Email resume to: subway_careers@shaw.ca

$100-$400 CASH DAILY

PropertyStarsJobs.Com

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PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

HELP WANTED for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

PERSONAL SERVICES

ENSIGN is looking for Drillers, Night Tour Pushes and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiters will be in Nisku April 30 May 7 hosting information sessions and doing interviews. If you are interested in attending one of our sessions to hear about our global opportunities, call 1-888-367-4460 to book into a session!

All Maple Ridge Locations

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 caregiving@plea.bc.ca www.plea.bc.ca

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Your Career Starts Here

www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

604.457.3600

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PERSONAL SERVICES 188

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

236

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

203

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CLEANING SERVICES CUSTOMIZED HOUSECLEANING

It’s time for Spring Cleaning! We specialize in: Organizing & De-cluttering. No job is too overwhelming for us. Let us help you. Call Marie 604-467-1118 mariescustomizedcleaning @gmail.com

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CONCRETE & PLACING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

Leo: 604-657-2375 / 604-462-8620 Dreaming of a NEW CAREER? Check out bcclassified.com’s Employment and Career Sections for information 604-575-5555 toll-free 1-866-575-5777

236

CLEANING SERVICES

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

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES

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257

DRYWALL

CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396 or 604-820-9601

260 STRYMUL BUILDING Maintenance: Janitorial, Office Cleaning, Strata Move ins/Out, Post Event Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, pressure washing, Bonded & Insured. Call 604-349-9868 Strymulmaintenance@hotmail.com HOUSEKEEPING from $15 per hour in Maple Ridge area. High quality, low fuss. Includes windows, oven, pet care, laundry and ironing. Tel. 604-763-2629 9am to 9pm.

281

GARDENING

- Power Raking Aerating - Moss Control Fertilizing - Hedges - Pruning

*Lawn Maintenance *Aeration *Power Raking *Gutter Cleaning *Power Washing

Ph: 604.465.5376 Cell: 604.318.4514

Grover 604-467-4457 Prompt Delivery Available

7 Days / Week

HOUSE RENO’S

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

Specialist in Home Improvement for Seniors

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

(604)465-1311

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

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> ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT > HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT > LEGAL ASSISTANT > HEALTH UNIT CLERK JOB SKILLS TRAINING AVAILABLE

$1000

*

OFF TUITION THIS SPRING

FEBRUARY 25 - MAY 24

*conditions apply

Instant Grassifacation!

Class 109 Career Opportunities!

EDUCATION

604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847

LANDSCAPING

317

MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $23.00 Per Metric Ton SMud - Dirt - Sod - ClayS $23.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT A+ Rating with BB Bureau

•Lawn Cuts/Trim •Aerating •Leaf Cleanup •Power Rake •Hedge & Shrub Trimming •Pruning Trees •23 yrs. exp. •Insured •Free Estimates

Meadows Landscape Supply

Home Renovations and New Construction

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CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

HELP WANTED

320

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, fencing, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

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HELP WANTED

VIP MAZDA in the Fraser Valley Auto Mall is seeking a Product Advisor to join our dynamic Sales Team. We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled Product Advisor with an outgoing personality, strong work ethic, and willingness to provide excellent customer service. A valid driver license is essential. We encourage career growth and personal development within our company. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are looking for individuals who can contribute to our business operations today and our future growth. This is a unique opportunity to work with a closely knit family dealership doing great business for 32 years. We offer a great benefit package along with a strong pay plan.

Please drop off resume or email todd@vipmazda.com

604.857.1600 Fraser Valley Auto Mall • Abbotsford

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Dean 604-834-3076

Brad 778-552-3900

604-465-1311

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

CALL MAPLE RIDGE: SPROTTSHAW.COM

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Why not make your dream a reality?

We are situated in a busy and growing automall and adjacent to the new Highstreet Shopping Mall which is the largest of its kind in Western Canada.

604.457.3600

HOME REPAIRS

(Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)

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

Our Mazda brand provides Japanese famed quality along with one of the best fuel efficient lineups in the industry, featuring SKYACTIV technology.

Financial Aid May Be Available

604-465-3189

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

DREAMING of a new career? Look in bcclassified.com’s

MAPLE RIDGE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES DIPLOMA PROGRAMS AVAILABLE:

PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280

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17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

GARDENING

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

EDUCATION

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

Kitchen & Bathrooms Specialists, complete renos, tub to counter, from floor to wall, proud BBB Member. Refs. 30 yrs. exp. John @ 604779-4029. www.bcbwreno.ca

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

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

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NO Wood byproducts used

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

INTERIOR *Painting *Repairs *Alterations *Design. SENIORS DISCOUNT. Glenn 778-873-8300

(#102055) Bonded

115

LANDSCAPING

When QUALITY Matters

Call 604-781-7031

HANDYPERSONS

283A

Installation of laminate floors, baseboards, fixing drywall & painting. Interior/Exterior. Apts & homes. Licensed, WCB, Liablility & GST. 10% discount for seniors. Call (604)319-1993

281

KITCHEN, BATHROOM, DECK, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS Fully Insured. References Avail.

meadowslandscapesupply.com

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

300

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure

~ WCB INSURED ~

604-475-7077

275

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST

Weekly Lawn Mowing

• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ABLE LAWN CARE

Monthly Lawn Maintenance

C & C Electrical Mechanical

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

288

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

UP TO

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ELECTRICAL

Local lady has immed. openings. Hardworking, reliable, efficient. Refs. avail. (778)231-0709

EDUCATION

281

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

HERFORT CONCRETE

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

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Local & Long Distance

S. H. LANDSCAPING TREE SERVICES Trimming W Pruning W Topping Clean-upW Garbage Removal

Gardening Flower Beds W Allan Blocks Bark Mulch W River Lava Rock

Lawn Care Weeding W New Turf Fertilizing W Moss Control Power Raking W Aeration

Fencing & Allan Block Free Estimate 18 years experience in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

604.230.1634 or 604.467.3724

DUTCH TOUCH Green Services Ltd

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140

GET the BEST for your MOVING From $40/hr Licensed & Insured Senior Discount 778-773-3737

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

REAL ESTATE

TREE SERVICES

OKANAGAN PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS

551

GARAGE SALES

TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT!

Maple Ridge

From $140,000. No time limit to build. Near by lake access. ALSO: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel at $390,000 owner wants to retire and will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates

Websters Corners Elem. 256th & Dewdney Trunk

www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

Sat. April 27, 9am - 3pm. Over 20 tables to choose from. CLOTHING, TOYS, BOOKS, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND MORE.

Book a table call Cindy 604-816-9410 TREE & SHRUB SALE! 8 am SUN APR 21 & 28! 27530 Bell Ave Maple Ridge 604-949-1399

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

706

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$880 GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites *

TIRED OF THE TRAFFIC? Why not relocate to beautiful Logan Lake, in the Interior of BC? 3 Bdrm rancher backing onto forest. Fully fenced backyard. Affordable at $199,000. 147 Jasper Drive. Call Cyndi Crossley: 250-374-3022

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

MAPLE RIDGE

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

www.paintspecial.com

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

25 yrs in roofing industry

Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. HUNGRY PAINTERS ceiling, walls, trim, power washing Int/Ext Spray, Brush & Roll 604-467-2532

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626 www.mainlandroof.com 10% OFF - Call 604.812.9721 AMG ROOFING & SIDING. Re-roofing, new roof, gutters. WCB

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

Bulldog Disposal Co. Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential / Commercial “ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

778-997-9582 Pay-Less Pro Painting SPRING EXT/INT SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

Serving Tri City 33 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com

No Job Too Small

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

MAPLE COURT I

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

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

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PLUMBING

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7

www.bcclassified.com

Certified, Insured & Bonded RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

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

Call Ian 604-724-6373

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PETS

BEAGLE PUPS; mom AKC & dad CKC reg’d. Born Feb 9th, avail immed. Shots & dewormed. 3 M’s $600/ea & 1 F $650. (604)820-0264 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $77,900. *14x70 Full gyproc single wide - loaded $69,900. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960. Glenbrookhomes.net

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

RENTALS

1 & 2 Bdrms from $655 & $880 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes heat, hot water & parking Seniors discount 21387 Dewdney Trunk Rd

(604)466-5799 Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments 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)

700

• • •

TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

372

SUNDECKS

706 P/B blues. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665 LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 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

FURNITURE

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

560

MISC. FOR SALE

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING CALL

604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

www.benchmarkpainting.homestars.com

RENT TO OWN

STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualification Required! FLEXIBLE TERMS! Cloverdale 60th &176th Spacious 708sf. 1 bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req. 604-657-9422

548

Paint - Pressure - Wash Moss Removal - Roofs - Driveways *Apts *Strata *Business *Homes Seniors 10% Off. Ph: 604-319-1993

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

477

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PRESSURE WASHING

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

LOOKING for long term lease on pasture for one horse in Maple Ridge area. Call Lynn @604-2092265.

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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

341

BOARDING

604-575-5555 toll-free 1-866-575-5777

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077

453

PUG AVAILABLE for stud service. He is a rare silver male, purebred but not registered. ALSO GOLDEN RETRIEVER (not reg.) available for stud (OFA hips and cert eyes). Mission 604-820-4827

WE’RE ON THE WEB

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

Glenwood Manor Apartments

PETS

JUNK REMOVAL

BRO MARV PLUMBING $49 Service Call. 24 Hrs. Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, (604)582-1598

AUTO FINANCING

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE - 3000sf. 2 storey 4 bdrm. 4 bath + finished basement. Kanaka Elementary area, double garage, quiet family street, A/C, fenced yard. $2400/mo. Sorry No Pets. May 1! Rick 604.790.7425 MAPLE RIDGE; 3 bdrm rancher on 1 acre, new kitch, full bath, 4 appls, garage $1550 June 1 604-518-8800 MAPLE RIDGE, Clean 2 bdrm house on acreage with F/S & W/D. New flooring. Ref’s req’d. NS/NP. Avail May 1st. $1300/mo. 604-8503598 or 604-309-9711.

741

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

OFFICE/RETAIL

MAPLE RIDGE OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

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

Rick Medhurst Royal LePage Realty

604-463-3000

&

Maple Ridge

RECYCLE-IT!

Scott 604-891-9967

810

22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

MAPLE COURT II

Free Estimates ~ 7 Days/Wk

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

715

TRANSPORTATION

MAPLE RIDGE. Quiet, clean 2 bdr sunny SxS duplex, fncd yd, priv setting. ns/np. $850. 604-240-8358

1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

JOB SEARCH - MADE EASY HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RENTALS

AVAILABLE NOW

Free Estimates * Fully Insured ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899

APARTMENT/CONDO

MAPLE RIDGE

Clean, very quiet, large,

604-787-5915/604-291-7778

Big Garage Sale in the Gym

RENTALS

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

NOVA SCOTIA’S Eastern Shore. Waterfront Lots for Sale. Excellent Climate. Near the Atlantic Ocean. Three Bedroom House for Sale or Rent www.sawmilllanding.com waterfront@bellaliant.net 1-902-5222343 1-902-328-4338.

627

HOMES WANTED

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

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

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca COQUITLAM - Penthouse 1400 s/f 2bd, 2ba, 2balc, hi-ceil, pool, gym, h/w floors. GORGEOUS! $1875/mo Avl now. Lafarge Lk. 604-808-4687.

LE CHATEAU PLACE 312 Schoolhouse, Coquitlam, B.C. 2 Bedroom Apartment $905.00 per month Spacious units with a unique layout, in a safe, family oriented community in the historic neighbourhood of Maillardville Coquitlam, close to schools with shopping and public transit nearby. Units have gas fireplace, walk and in closets. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). No subsidies available. If your gross household income (before deductions) is between $32580.00 and $54300.00 call 604-451-6075 to view. If your income is lower than these ranges please call BC Housing 604-433-2218.

MERIDIAN VILLAGE – PORT COQUITLAM 2 Bedroom Apartments Available! Daycare on site RENTS between $880.00 – $930.000 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). If your combined monthly family income is between $2600.00 – $4650.00 you may be qualified for market rent. If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218. For further info call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm suite $775 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

604-464-3550 PRESTIGIOUS - WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW! Not your average apt. but 1200 sf of luxurious living space, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, cov. patio, hrd. wd. flrs, Kitch. fully loaded with highend appls, and solid granite cntr tops, lndry rm with full size W/D. Close to shopping, schls, golf and bus route. Avl. May 1st. $1550/mth. 604-469-6990.

MAPLE RIDGE. 1 Bedroom suite from $700/mo. Avail immed or May 1st. Richard 604-369-1096 MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 1 bdrm apt, $750/mo incl heat, h/w, N/P. Avail immed. Call 604-476-6683. MAPLE RIDGE Central, avail now. 1 Bdrm, 5 appls, $800. 2 Bdrm, 5 appls, $900. 2 Bdrm & den, 6 appls $1050/mo. Gas f/p’s u/g prkg. 604-467-4450 or 604-355-1356 M.RIDGE Cntrl 11735-225 St. Quiet 1 bdrm $650 & 2 bdrm $900, incl heat & h/w. No dogs. 604-728-0940

ROOMS FOR RENT

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

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

Pitt Meadows Marina Public Access Launch Ramp Outdoor Storage for Boats, RV’s, Cars, Trucks & Trailers Year Rental Moorage Fuel Dock W Onsite Manager

www.scrap4cashjunkcarremoval.com

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

604.465.7713 750

SUITES, LOWER

2 BEDROOM basement suite for rent. Basement is fully furnished. Includes 2 beds, couch, table and chairs, tv, shared internet, heat and hydro. Available may 1st. No smoking and no pets please. Rent is $1000 a month. Prefer mature person please as this is a family residence. Phone number: 604-4631565 Ask for Paul MAPLE RIDGE. 2 Bdrm bsmt suite in new home, near 240th, 5 min walk to bus stop & grocery. Private entry, own lndry. N/P, N/S. $825/mo incl utils. Avail now. Call 604-9700431. 778-847-0431 Maple Ridge, Laityview Area - very lrg. 1,400sf. grn’d lvl. 1 bdrm. sperate laundry. Private yard & street. New Full bath. $975 incls. utils. Sorry No Pets! Call Rick 604.790.7425 MAPLE RIDGE, LARGE 1 bdrm suite, near schools, WCE, & shop centre. $725 incl. util’s. Own W/D. Brand new carpet/laminate. N/S NP. Avail. now. Ph: (778)242-1313.

751

SUITES, UPPER

MAPLE RIDGE - 216 & Dewdney 3 bdrm, shrd w/d. L/R & D/R Furn. incl. Fenced yrd. n/s, n/p. Util 60%. Refs. $1200/mo. (604)290-6858

752

TOWNHOUSES

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

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES MAPLE RIDGE 20963 Lougheed Hwy.

“Ridge Meadows Inn”

604-306-5752

Sam The Scraper 778-389-3465

STORAGE

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

newly renovated 1 bedroom 1/2 duplex centrally located $550/mo cable inc pets negotiable,

WE PAY $$ ON THE HAND • Scrap Cars • Trucks • SUV’S • Vans • Buses • Tractors etc. Fast & Friendly Service! • 24/7 • FREE TOWING

Call 604-467-3944 749

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

CA$H 4 SCRAP

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

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

715

845

Haney Motor Hotel

810

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 1 Bdrm $550/mo Incl’s hot water Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm)

746

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

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

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LOW FINANCE RATES

+

ON SELECT MODELS

HWY: 6.6L/100 KM CITY: 10.0L/100 KM▼

HWY: 5.3L/100 KM CITY: 7.5L/100 KM▼

2.0T R-Spec Model Shown

Tech Model Shown

2013

GENESIS COUPE

AVAILABLE:

• 348HP GDI V6 ENGINE WITH 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC • BREMBO BRAKES

$

OWN IT

WITH

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT

FINANCING FOR 96 MONTHS

128 1.99

%†

+

2013

• 19″ ALLOY WHEELS • HID HEADLIGHTS • INFINITY AUDIO SYSTEM WITH 10 SPEAKERS

SAVE

$

SELLING PRICE:

28,064

VELOSTER

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• 7″ TOUCHSCREEN MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM WITH REARVIEW CAMERA

OWN IT

WITH

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT

FINANCING FOR 96 MONTHS

$

GENESIS COUPE 2.0T 6-SPEED MANUAL. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED.

WITH $3,500 DOWN

99 2.49

%†

• AVAILABLE ECOSHIFT DCT WITH PADDLE SHIFTERS • HEATED FRONT SEATS • 3 RD DOOR FOR PASSENGER ACCESS

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SAVE

$

SELLING PRICE:

21,194♦

VELOSTER 6-SPEED MANUAL. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED.

WITH $2,700 DOWN

5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty†† 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty

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The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Genesis Coupe 2.0T 6-Speed Manual/Veloster 6-Speed Manual with an annual finance rate of 1.99%/2.49% for 96 months. Bi-weekly payments are $128/$99. $3,500/$2,700 down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $2,028/$1,923. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,565/$1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Veloster 6-Speed Manual for $21,194 at 2.49% per annum equals $99 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $23,117 with $2,700 down payment. Cash price is $21,194. Cost of Borrowing is $1,923. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ▼Fuel consumption for 2013 Genesis Coupe 2.0T 6-Speed Manual (HWY 6.6L/100KM; City 10.0L/100KM)/Veloster 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.5L/100KM are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ♦Price of models shown 2013 Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec 6-Speed Manual/Veloster Tech 6-Speed Manual is $30,364/$24,694. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,565/$1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. *Purchase, finance or lease an in-stock 2013 Accent/Elantra/Elantra Coupe/Elantra GT/Veloster/Genesis Coupe/Sonata/Sonata HEV/Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL/Tucson/2012 Sonata HEV during the Double Savings Event and you will receive a Price Privileges Fuel Card for customers in Alberta and Saskatchewan or Preferred Price Fuel Card for customers in British Columbia worth $218 (2013 Accent, Elantra, Elantra Coupe, Elantra GT, Veloster)/$320 (2013 Sonata, 2012/2013 Sonata HEV)/$350 (2013 Genesis Coupe, Tucson, Santa Fe Sport, Santa Fe XL). Price Privileges Fuel Cards issued for customers in Alberta & Saskatchewan cannot be used in the province of British Columbia. Based on Energuide combined fuel consumption rating for the 2013 Accent Auto (6.3L/100km)/Elantra Auto (6.3L/100km)/Elantra Coupe Auto (6.6L/100km)/Elantra GT Auto (6.6L/100km)/Veloster 1.6L Auto (6.3L/100km)/ Genesis Coupe 2.0L Auto (8.6L/100km)/Sonata 2.4L Auto (7.3L/100km)/Sonata HEV Auto (5.2L/100km)/Tucson 2.0L Auto (8.2L/100km)/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto (8.6L/100km)/2012 Sonata HEV Auto (5.3L/100km) and the combined fuel consumption rating for the 2013 Santa Fe XL 3.3L FWD (9.9L/100km) as determined by the Manufacturer as shown on www.hyundaicanada.com at 15,400km/year which is the yearly average driving distance as referenced by Transport Canada’s Provincial Light Vehicle Fleet Statistics, 2011, minus one full tank of fuel provided at the time of delivery of 2013 Accent (43L), Elantra (48L), Elantra Coupe (50L), Elantra GT (50L), Veloster (50L), Genesis Coupe (65L), Sonata (70L), Sonata HEV (65L), Tucson (58L), Santa Fe Sport (66L), Santa Fe XL (71L), 2012 Sonata HEV (65L), this is equivalent to $0.30 (2013 Accent, Elantra, Elantra Coupe, Elantra GT, Veloster)/$0.40 (2013 Sonata, 2013 Sonata HEV, 2012 Sonata HEV)/$0.35 (2013 Genesis Coupe, Tucson, Santa Fe Sport, Santa Fe XL) per litre savings on each litre of gas up to a total of 725 Litres (2013 Accent/Elantra/Elantra Coupe/Elantra GT/Veloster), 800 Litres (2013 Sonata/2013 Sonata HEV/2012 Sonata HEV) and 1,000 Litres (2013 Genesis Coupe/Tucson/Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL). Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. †*♦Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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