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Past, present, future Brad Dinwoodie touches up a portion of the mural he painted at Pitt Meadows Fire Hall on Thursday. The project, which pays tribute to both the past, present and future of the fire hall, will be unveiled Saturday, 2 p.m., as part of the Pitt Meadows Day celebrations.

As a therapist working with women serving time in a Maple Ridge prison, Alison Granger Brown had an opendoor policy. Her office above the gym was a place where women could seek solace, vent and find help. When the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women decided to pilot a program that allowed mothers to raise their babies while in prison, Granger Brown noticed the atmosphere change. “It had a sense of hope,” she said, testifying Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court. “It felt very positive both for staff and for the women.” The abrupt cancellation of the mother-baby program and several other initiatives in 2008 prompted Granger Brown to resign. See ACCW, p12

‘Jassi lived in fear of family’ Mother, uncle of murdered Maple Ridge woman face extradition by M o ni s ha M a r t i ns staff reporter

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Maple Ridge woman who was the victim of an alleged “honour killing” in India lived in constant fear of her Canadian family, a former teacher testified Wednesday at an extradition hearing for her mother and uncle. Deb Devos told the court Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu was closely monitored by her family while





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she was a student at Devos’ beauty school. “It was clear she was terrified,” said Devos. Known as ‘Jassi,’ she was 25 when strangled to death 13 years ago and dumped in a canal in the Indian state of Punjab. Malkit Kaur Sidhu, her mother, and her uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha, are facing extradition to India, where they’ve been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. The elderly pair sat on either side of a translator in the prisoner’s box Wednesday, barely reacting to testimony being heard by Justice Gregory Fitch. The family denies any involvement in the killing. The daughter of wealthy blueberry farmers, Jassi Sidhu met her husband, Sukvinder (Mithu)

Singh, on a family trip to India and carried on a clandestine long-distance romance with him until they were secretly married in 1999. Devos said Sidhu’s family did not know about her relationship with Singh, a poor rickshaw driver. Sidhu told Devos the relationship was forbidden because Singh was from a different caste. “If they found out, she would be in danger,” said Devos. “She told me they would kill her.” Sidhu was determined to be with Singh and had returned to India to bring him to Canada when she was killed. She told Devos “he was her destiny.” See Jassi, p16

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Stranded patient finally returns home Couple trains train, then SkyTrain on 30-hour trip by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter


fter a boating accident that nearly killed him, and a medical system that left him stranded in Edmonton with broken ribs and a punctured lung, a Maple Ridge man is finally home, recovering and feeling loved by friends. Alain Bourdeau, taking a vocational course at Northern Lights College in Fort St. John, was in a boating accident on May 9 that left him with multiple broken ribs, a punctured lung and a collapsed lung. Unable to breath properly, his condition was life-threatening, and the hospital in Fort St. John transferred him by air ambulance to Edmonton’s University of Alberta Hospital. He was in intensive care for eight days, with a breathing tube and more tubes in his chest. His wife Linda Findlay, who flew out to be with him, was told they would be taken by air ambulance back to B.C. But last Wednesday he was discharged, and the Alberta hospital’s position was that travel arrangements and expenses were the patient’s responsibility. Bourdeau was unable to fly at high altitude, because of his lung injuries. He was in pain, weak, and couldn’t walk for more than a block. An incensed Findlay was interviewed about their plight by television reporters from CTV Edmonton. She

Linda Findlay helped her husband, Alain Bourdeau, get home from Edmonton University Hospital. resolved to stay in Edmonton longer, so he could regain strength. Thursday morning, Bourdeau woke up in extreme pain, and having soaked his bandages with blood. She took him to emergency. Since then, the couple’s situation has improved considerably. Bourdeau’s wounds were treated, he was given a prescription for pain, and

Findlay received extra bandages to redress his wounds. Findlay got them onto a Via Rail train, in a lower berth, where Bourdeau could lay down. Via went the extra mile to make sure he was comfortable, but the jostling train movements sent pain shooting through his fractured rib cage. “His pain, on a scale of 1-10, was a

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10,” said Findlay. She thought they would have to abort the trip. Findlay got off the train in Jasper, and got Bourdeau some sleeping pills. With that, he was able to cope. Including Via and SkyTrain, it was a 30-hour journey home that seemed twice that long for the couple. With the media attention their case

received, some of their friends set up a Facebook page to try and raise money to cover the costs of their long ordeal. By Baileys Pub in Maple Ridge hosted a benefit jam for them on Tuesday night, when items from G.G. Music and others were raffled in a fundraiser. Marina Kossen, Mark Thoreson and Frank Johnson were just some of the people who stepped up to help the couple. They raised $1,600. Findlay volunteers to help out others in the community. “But I’ve never been the recipient. I’ve learned the impact it has. It’s incredible. It’s very helpful. It has eased the stress.” Bourdeau has a good prognosis for recovery. “He’s recouping, we’re here, and we love Maple Ridge.” There are still some loose ends Findlay wants to tie up. Via Rail offered to give her a complimentary ticket, acknowledging that she was on the trip to attend to Bourdeau. Via only needs the doctor who released him to confirm the patient was released into her care. So far she has received nothing from the Alberta hospital that will help her get that $600 ticket reimbursed. Also, she would like an explanation of why Fort Saint John hospital is sending patients to Edmonton, given the difficult journey back, once they are discharged and on their own. The distance by air is 558 km from Fort St. John to Edmonton, while the distance to Prince George, the largest Interior centre in B.C., would be just 285 km.

Teachers’ union doesn’t want a ‘Luongo’ contract Too much can change over proposed 10-year term: MRTA president by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

With the election out of the way, it didn’t take long for the Liberal government and the B.C. Teacher’s Federation to renew their fight. Premier Christy Clark proposed a new 10year contract be negotiated for teachers, as a way to end labour disruption in the school system. When it was first proposed, it was dismissed as a mere campaign platform, and with Clark and her Liberals trailing badly in the polls at the time, it was generally dismissed. Now it’s on the table as the government’s position, and the teachers union doesn’t like the unprecedented term. “Ask Luongo how he likes it,” said Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association president George Serra. He was referring to Vancouver Canucks backup goaltender Roberto Luongo’s 12-year

contract. Luongo famously said, “My contract sucks,” when the nine years remaining proved to be a barrier to a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he could again be a full-time starting goaltender. “The point is that things change. Ten years is a long time,” said Serra. “Too much changes over that time.” Serra said he is not aware of any other teachers’ union with a 10-year deal. The BCTF website listed its position on the 10-year plan Tuesday. “It ignores court rulings, contradicts government’s own legislation, and puts at risk the current round of provincial bargaining,” says the union’s position statement. “On the surface, the premier’s rhetoric sounds conciliatory after more than a decade of conflict between the BCTF and the B.C. Liberals, but in reality the premier’s plan is another effort to severely limit teachers’ constitutional right to bargain and to intrude into the bargaining process yet again.” The plan would index teacher salaries to average increases negotiated by other government employees, rather than allowing them to

negotiate their own salaries, says the union. Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton, himself an educator, supports a 10-year term. “I think it’s a good approach, and where there’s a will, there’s a way,” said Dalton. “Students will benefit, teachers will benefit, and families will benefit from a long-term deal.” He said it would create a healthier environment in the education system, without the stress of contract disputes. Extra-curricular activities, from sports teams, school clubs and graduation ceremonies have been effected. Some activities have never been restarted. “And those things are really important for the connection between teachers and students,” he said. Dalton said parents are fed up and losing faith in the public system. He is the parliamentary secretary for independent schools, and notes that last year there were about 6,000 fewer students in public schools across B.C. Half of that reduction was caused by demographics. The other half was the result of parents sending their children to private schools. “When teachers stop giving out report cards, parents get very frustrated with that,” said Dal-

ton. He believes in public education, but calls the BCTF militant and says it has been unreasonable in its demands, regardless which party forms government. Every contract year, BCTF members are “dropping the tools.” But the BCTF says it is negotiating constructively, and that Clark’s 10-year position threatens to derail the process. “We’re well into bargaining with BCPSEA along with the assistance of facilitator Mark Brown. Both parties have tabled their full packages and both sides are intent on reaching a negotiated agreement before June 30, 2013. Throughout this process, government representatives have been at the table and have never brought forward the premier’s 10-year scheme,” says the union statement. “Teachers, more than anyone, would welcome stability in the education sector. But disrupting negotiations at this point is contrary to the premier’s stated goal of labour peace. For government to unilaterally suspend talks is the ultimate intrusion and could scuttle productive negotiations and prolong bargaining beyond June 30.”

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Not to long ago we ran into the most annoying habit that some people have. A customer came in and wanted her SUV’s Air Conditioning checked out and quoted for repair, we obliged and she set up an appointment for a few days later and made it perfectly clear that was the only day available to her and she needed her Air Cond working. There were many parts required to successfully complete the required repairs, and some were hard to track down and a considerable amount of effort was made to obtain them in time to complete this repair. Our Service Manager is very good at his job and had everything under control and managed to collect all the pieces required. What made this particular repair stand out from all the rest was the expense and related problems required to dispose of the contaminated cocktail of mixed refrigerants that were incorrectly installed by the last A/C service provider. A special container is required to store contaminated refrigerant and it has to be disposed of in a prescribed manner by a certified vendor, by law, and it’s not a free service. The fines attached to mixing and or using illegal non recognized refrigerants in Vehicles in the Province of B.C. are quite stiff and there is no slack, you break the rules and you pay thick. The annoying habit I referred to earlier was, to our surprise, the customer did not show up for her appointment. She made no attempt to show one thread of common courtesy and give us a call to cancel, and was not answering her phone when we made numerous attempts to reach her by phone. Now to be fair an emergency could have come up, but I seriously doubt it. We deal with this sort of ignorance 3 or 4 times a month and have come to accept it as part of the territory. What makes this job different is the amount of time and effort and people that were involved to make it happen. When you phone us and ask for a quote, we have to do the same, that is we phone one or more suppliers to find price and availability, they in turn phone their suppliers and so on. Due to the complexities of this job, that included a lot of people and a lot of time, which is now doubled because it takes the same process to return everything. The message or point of this article is simple, when you cannot make an appointment do not be afraid to phone and cancel your appointment. We will not bite you, on the contrary we will thank you for phoning and pull in the next car and get on with our day. We want to keep you happy so you will consider us for your next repair, or maybe rebook your missed appointment. After all we have all the parts in stock and would be only to happy to fix your vehicle.

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Imagine the whole town going to a ball park to watch a Maple Ridge team take their cuts. Hammond used to be synonymous with baseball. Routinely, 5,000 people – everyone who could make it – would be out to watch a game. As municipal hall gives the Hammond ball field a $750,000 makeover, it wants to incorporate some of Maple Ridge’s baseballmad history into the new design. “There are some good stories,” said Val Patenaude, director of the Maple Ridge Museum and Archives. “You can’t really talk about the history of Hammond without talking about baseball.” Doan Hartnell, the manager and partner in the Hammond Cedar Mill during the 1920s, was a baseball fanatic. “He travelled North American hiring ringers, and he would give them a job at the mill, and they would play

baseball,” explained Patenaude. Hartnell had an eye for talent, and was able to build a winner. In 1924, Hammond won the provincial hardball championship. Back then, teams would have to rustle cattle off the field at the Aggie Grounds, then play a game in the pasture. Finally, Pete Telosky, a man who had earned a living playing baseball during the Dirty Thirties, and who was tired of playing on turf chewed up by hooves, built a dedicated ball stadium on his farm in Haney in 1950. His large farm took in what is now Thomas Haney secondary and Telosky Stadium. The field of dreams cost $12,000 and initially had seating for 2,000. The Vancouver Sun reported on Oct. 28 of 1950: “If Haney was a baseball-crazy town in past years, the new park has raised ardour of the fans to the point of fanaticism. The team drew more admissions during the first two months of this season than it did during five months on the old Agricultural Grounds in 1949. Dominion and

Labour Day tournaments offering $1,400 in prizes were attended by a total of 15,000 spectators from all over the Lower Mainland. Six home Dewdney League playoff games in August attracted 10,000, an amazing figure for amateur baseball.” But the explosion in baseball attendance in the area was soon decimated by the popularity of television. “Television changed everything. That was kind of the beginning of the end for that big local scene,” said Patenaude. The Walker family, the clan that produced Larry Walker Jr., arguably the greatest Canadian baseball player of all time, is also a big part of the local hardball scene, and so was the Bowyer family, which made extraordinary contributions to baseball. Bruce McLeod, the manager of parks, planning and development, presided over a public meeting at the Hammond Community Centre on Monday night, about the design for the new Hammond Stadium. Key changes to the park will be installing a complete drainage system and automatic

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Senate swill It was 25 years ago, but the comment still rings true and relevant today. Preston Manning, in his unmistakably folksy voice smattered with a liberal use of the word “ought,” described the three priorities of the Senate thusly: “Alcohol, protocol and Geritol.” Recent scandals involving senators like Mike Duffy have brought the debate back to the forefront: do we really need a Senate? Prime Minister Stephen Harper was a Manning Reformer back in the day, and he was in favour of scrapping the Upper House. Like many good intentions seem to do, this one went to Ottawa with both Manning and Harper and died. What do Canadians get for the tax dollars spent on the Senate? Well, we know what we’re supposed to get – sober second thought on bills sent to that august chamber from the House of Commons. Thing is, with a Senate filled willy-nilly bipartisan appointments, exactly what kind of second thought are we getting? And why should a non-elected body full of political appointees, with all due respect to Nancy Greene and, formerly, ‘The Big M’ Frank Mahovlich, have any say on the laws of the land? The answer is they should not. Changing, never mind abolishing, the Senate is tricky, Constitutionchanging business. Why would Quebec or Ontario vote to abolish an institution that has the odds stacked in their favour? So, the next best thing in a bad situation may be the election of senators. Alberta has done it, and Premier Christy Clark promises to follow suit. This process may take a generation or two, but a Senate full of elected senators is preferable to what we have now. Tack the Senate election on to the B.C. municipal elections in 2014. To be a candidate, you must have 10,000 signatures of eligible B.C. voters. If we are forced to keep the alcohol, protocol and Geritol flowing, it would be nice to have some say in who is doing the swilling. – Black Press

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wise person once said if you don’t know your history, you are doomed to repeat it. With that thought in mind, someone should review Maple Ridge’s history of commercial real estate investment for the current edition of Sidewinder municipal council. Everyone, except the Sandy Macdougall occupants of the rundown houses involved, cheered municipal council’s actions when, in 2011, council purchased the now vacant and forlorn properties on Selkirk Avenue between 226th and 227th Streets. Since that time, the property has been advertised for proposal calls that council hopes will meet its pie-in-the-sky goals for the $3.7 million dollar site. Commercial space, high-rise apartments, affordable housing, pedestrian and traffic links between Haney Place and Valley Fair, and park space are some of council’s dreams. It reminds me of Samuel Coleridge’s Kubla Khan, in which the poet wrote, In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree; Over the years Maple Ridge has done well with single family residential land sales but the record is terrible when it comes to commercial and industrial properties. At the time it was conceived and devel-


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oped, Haney Place Mall represented the largest real estate deal in the history of Maple Ridge. The project was intended to create a cohesive core that would enhance commercial opportunities for surrounding properties. Instead, it became an island of bricks in a sea of asphalt, relating to nothing except itself. Haney Place Mall has been a dismal failure in light of the vision municipal council of the day had for the site. I was a member of that council and have never had much good to say about the development or its impact on business opportunities in the downtown area. We even hired Urbanics, a well-respected consulting firm, to analyze our pet project. When it came back with a negative report, outlining the shortcomings of our plan, council ignored the consultant’s advice and plunged ahead to create the mess that has plagued our downtown core for three decades. In short, Urbanics said the project was premature, too small in scope and should proceed only with council purchasing all the lands bounded by 224th Street to 227th Street and from Dewdney Trunk to Lougheed before proceeding with development. The consultant warned against fragmenting the development because it would leave out parcels that would be difficult or impossible to incorporate at a later date. Council’s failure to heed that advice led directly, or indirectly, to the subsequent legal and hugely expensive mess involved in the sale and development and later

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buyout of the municipal tower site, which still has vacancies. The same council that developed Haney Place Mall then applied it economic smarts to our industrial/business park, which sometimes has more real estate signs than tenants. Only the intercession of George Mussallem with the British Columbia Development Corporation helped Maple Ridge avert incurring a huge loss on that development.

“And now council is hard at work, seeing what fiscal chaos it can create on the three-acre Selkirk Street site.” And now council is hard at work, seeing what fiscal chaos it can create on the three-acre Selkirk Street site. And, of course, we mustn’t overlook the Albion flats fiasco, which has enjoyed the benefit of the collected fiscal acumen of successive councils and, yet, no sod turning or any other progress. The message would be clear to a blind person – stay out of the commercial marketplace. However, much like the Bourbon rulers of ancient France, council has seen everything and learned nothing. Sandy Macdougall is a retired journalist and former district councillor.

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A better, more caring society

Editor, The News: Re: Teachers’ fed digs in for endless war (B.C. Views, May 29). I have read many of Mr. Fletcher’s columns over the years, and I have to admit, there is very little that he writes that I agree with. I quickly learned that he and I have very different philosophies regarding our society and each individual’s role within it. Despite that, even I was very surprised to see his comments regarding Prince George teachers’ union president Joanna Ms. Larson.   I am hoping it is just that him who is unaware what the pink-shirt campaign that she refers to (despite all of the media coverage surrounding it each year) means. It refers to students standing up against bullying. I don’t think I missed her political message in that line, but I think he did.   The message I received from the two lines he included of her article is that it is not okay to just say that we do not approve of behaviours such as exploitation, marginalization, or violence, by acknowledging it one day a year through clothing or buttons, or rallies, but to make real changes through our day-to-day behaviours. Do we not want our youth to stand up for those who are less fortunate, or those that are suffering from bullying or other forms of violence?   Would we rather they just say, ‘Hey, that’s just the way it is, it’s not my problem.’ I know that that is not the kind of society I want to live in. I want the youth of today to be willing to challenge the status quo when that status quo is not just.   Mr. Fletcher, I believe that your extreme dislike of unions really taints your judgement at times. Not everything is always about unions versus capitalism. For a teacher to suggest that she wants her students to stand up for what they believe is right is not just about promoting her union. It might be that she is promoting a better and more caring society.   Pam Sohi Maple Ridge

online comments Get tough on crime • Roger Balakrishnan · Simon Fraser University: Re: Maple Ridge MP says Senate controversy needs to be fixed ( “It think that’s a decision he’s going to have to make,” [ said MP Randy Kamp]. Really? When someone steals almost $100,000 from government, it’s up to the government whether he can keep his government job. I thought you were supposed to be tough on crime?

Why so special? • Jason Lee: Re: Former Maple Ridge mayor fights city hall ( Laws have to be followed and apply to all equally. If the working stiff has to rezone, then so does this guy. What makes him special?

Losing identity • Jamie Elder: Re: Old hotel in Hammond soon to bite the dust ( If we continue to lose heritage, we lose identity. However, as is always the case, it’s all about the money – whose pockets are lined this time?

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Greed hasn’t overtaken senses Editor, The News: Re: Hammond man wants help with fence (The News, May 22). So, a regular Joe [Yanko] needs help because the district drops by to do what is expected, and then the district sends him a bill of $690 for about an hour of work? What kind of unrealistic financial principles are they working with down at the palace of civil service?

Unless our favorite reporter at The News is foolin’ with us, I think this scene stinks of something I wouldn’t put my finger on. So, poor old Joe, my neighbour, needs help to fix a retaining wall to help improve our town. Joe, count me in. I own a saw and a few other implements  of destruction and construction.  And, Joe, my greed hasn’t overtak-

en my senses yet, so I won’t charge a dime. Being able to help my neighbour just down the road is pay enough. It will be an honor to get to know you and anyone else who likes helping our neighbours keep our town out of the  high priced, lower standard it seems to be getting used to lately. Grant Baker Maple Ridge

‘If we can make recycling work, so can you’ Editor, The News: Re: Pitt Meadows to collect garbage every second week (The News, May 15). I would like to commend Pitt Meadows staff, mayor and council for their forward thinking and innovation regarding solid waste. As a family of eight, we generate our share of solid waste and we have always put out more recycle than garbage; recycling everything we possibly could. I will never forget the look on the recycling truck driver’s face when he pulled up in front of our house one year after Christmas as he threw his hands in the air before depositing our small mountain of carefully sorted bags into his truck. Or my satisfaction that even

that week we only put out one can of garbage. I was very happy when Pitt Meadows rolled out our compost program. Our kids got on board right away and boasted that we lived in a city that put their future and our planet first. Just looking down our street on garbage day, you can see the positive impact this one change is having. Our regular weekly garbage, for a household of eight, is now less than half a standard can Soon, Pitt Meadows will be going to recycle and compost pick-up weekly and garbage pick-up bi-weekly, and once again I am impressed by the City of Pitt Meadows. I am proud of the effort that all of the residents make reducing our city’s contribution to

the landfill. For those who still need a little encouragement: if a family our size can make this work, we know your’s can, too. Sheryl Thompson Pitt Meadows

Just wondering Editor, The News: Re: Spending like goofs (Letters, May 22). I am wondering why Armand Tavish expects a reduction in his trash collection taxes and why he asks us to demand the same.   We are not getting decreased services; in fact, the service has increased. With our dedication to recycling, reducing and reusing, we should be noticing a significant decrease in the amount of trash we send

Voters can think for themselves Editor, The News: Re: Did big media buy B.C. election? (Letters, May 24). My, my, Wayne Clark is a touch testy now that his NDP has been defeated. His conspiracy theories now include “big media,” which includes the local News. It has “deceived and brainwashed” the unsuspecting yokels. Curiously, this “right wing rag” published all his leftwing (left of centre, indeed) rants. His attempted education of the masses didn’t catch on.

to land fills. Now, with the introduction of the green cart bin, that has lessened the amount in our garbage substantially.   We continue to receive weekly pick-up service, of green waste and recycling. Every other week our pick-up will include items in our trash that we cannot compost or recycle. Personally, that amounts to a single grocery store shopping bag for two of us. For those who have larger families, the amount of garbage would be a bit more, but I would hope that it would not be more than would fill a regular-sized garbage can. If it does, that may mean a look at your recycling/composting efforts.   Debbie Graystone Maple Ridge

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Editor, The News: Re: Did big media buy B.C. election? Maybe, to his surprise, most voters can (Letters, May 24). actually think for themselves.  The bitter and semi-coherent ramMr. Clark’s  quote regarding Tom blings of Wayne Clark confirm what Fletcher could be paraphrased to de- is becoming increasingly obvious to scribe himself: All we have to do to even the most casual observer:    the know your position on any subject is left only believes in democracy when just imagine the most extreme ultra left- they win.  wing position. When they lose, as they so often do, Also, I do believe if the NDP had been they delude themselves into believing elected, electoral reform would have it is only because the voters are too been a non-issue. dumb and gullible to get it right. Cherryl Katnich Barry Bennett Maple Ridge   Maple Ridge

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But they don’t walk the walk, almost literally. “I think people are comfortable in their own community. “People get it (the concept of multiculturalism), but the problem is they don’t practise it. “I rarely see a white person and a South Asian walking together. When I do, that really catches my eye. Rarely do I see a cross-cultural relationship. That’s really not good.” That has to change because the demographics in the Lower Mainland are changing. In a few decades, those of European descent will be a minority. Newcomers as well must reach out, he added. Herar’s been dealing with the issue of cultures clashing with each other for the last 20 years and has kept the e-mails and complaints from nativeborn Canadians and newcomers and people moving in and out of neighbourhoods because they feel excluded. Despite multicultural policies and efforts in schools, racism is still around – but no one is talking about it. “We are 20 years too late talking about this conversation. It (racism) hasn’t changed. It’s still the same. It comes at you in different ways now.” That’s why he started Cycling4Diversity, which just completed its third ride around the Lower Mainland and Victoria. The crew visited 14 cities, speaking at schools and community groups about inclusion.

Cycling4Diversity rolled into Westview secondary this past week. A recent development that bothers him is the ethnically based sports teams and leagues that have developed in the Lower Mainland. When he was growing up, kids from all ethnic groups played on the same team, representing the community. Now, the races are kept apart on the rosters. “If I had children, I would say represent your town.” He’s tried to get that message to coaches, but it’s hard to change. While kids of different groups mix together in school, that’s an artificial environment which doesn’t carry over to real life. The cyclists took their message to Maple Ridge’s Westview secondary, but according to vice-principal Ian Liversidge, the group was preaching to the converted. “The message is about, ‘Let’s be culturally aware and be welcoming of ev-

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But in the four years he’s been teaching in Maple Ridge, there hasn’t been a racist incident. “There are kids that don’t get along with other kids and we solve that. I can’t think of a situation where the true source of the issue was the ethnicity. “What was neat to see is somebody who’s message is, ‘We should be talking together regardless of where we come from.’ That message is a good message and a common message.” The Abbotsford-based crew consisted of Herar, Sarina Di Martino Derksen, Aaron Levy, Kris Foulds, Abbotsford Mayor Bill MacGregor and Abbotsford deputy police chief Rick Lucy. “We want people to reach out in their neighbourhoods and workplaces and sports teams to build that cross-cultural dialogue that is needed,” Herar said.


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erybody we have in our midst’ – that message is well received and that message is well respected here.” While neither Westview nor any Maple Ridge school has a large South Asian population, international students make up about 10 per cent of the student population.

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Will people want to run around in the backwoods of Maple Ridge, shooting paintballs and yelling at each other, playing army? Will they come out here and stay in a large campground near Whonnock Lake instead of Golden Ears Provincial Park? Maple Ridge council wants to know if entrepreneurs are interested in both concepts as it offers to lease out its land and grow the economy by drawing in people, money and jobs. But the paint ball battle could be half won. A United Kingdom company, Bawtry Paintball Fields, has already pitched Maple Ridge and has spent the last year and a half touring the district looking for a place where it could start its first North American venture. Described as “The Disneyland of Paintball” and likened to “something out of a Hollywood film set,” Bawtry Paintball Fields was named Britain’s best paintball venue five years running, says its website. The company’s already met several times with district staff and toured around, looking for spots. A likely location for the paintball could be 20 acres of district land on Fern Crescent at the entrance to

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Maple Ridge Police Fair Sunny Skies and Great Displays For the Family Ridge Meadows RCMP Inspector Dave Fleugel cordially invites everyone to the Third Annual Police Fair at Valley Fair Mall (22700 Block of Lougheed Highway) on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is a great family fun event and the perfect time to be packing your camera. The event will showcase regular members and our team of Auxiliary Constables. That camera will come in handy because we will have a member on horseback, reflecting the history of the RCMP along with all the modern tools that the Ridge Meadows detachment has available to keep our community safe. You can pose with one of the police motorcycles, distinctive police cars and get a tour of the RCMP’s TAV. That’s short for Tactical Armoured Vehicle and members of the Integrated Emergency Response Team will be on hand to talk about their specialized work. The event is run in conjunction with Operation Family Identification, which will take place inside the mall in front of London Drugs. The family identification program is to assist parents in cases where their children go missing, as it will have the child’s fingerprints, photo and other identifiers. London Drugs is supplying the photographs free of charge.

INFORMED: Tax Notices Your 2013 Property Tax Notice Has been Mailed

Also new for 2013 is the ability to pay your taxes by credit card. A third party service provider, PAYMENTUS, will take your payment and charge a 3% service fee above the amount of your Property Tax Bill. We’ve also enhanced our Pre-Authorized Withdrawal System (PAWS) to provide citizens with the opportunity to pre-pay their taxes in 10 installments or to have an automatic withdrawal of the full amount on the tax due date. Finally, the ability to claim your HOME OWNER GRANT online, combined with the fact that you can pay your Property Taxes at your financial institution or using most online banking programs eliminates the need to stop by Municipal Hall. But if you do want to pay in person we will be glad to help you and we will be offering extended hours in June for your convenience. Get more information about the 2013 Property Tax Programs at by using the link on the home page.

June 2013 Council Meeting Schedule Mayor and Council encourage everyone to attend these important public meetings. It’s your chance to see how public policy is debated and enacted. Monday, June 10 9:00 am, Workshop - Blaney Room 1:00 pm, Committee of the Whole - Council Chambers Tuesday, June 11 7:00 pm, Council Meeting - Council Chambers Monday, June 17 9:00 am, Workshop - Blaney Room 1:00 pm, Committee of the Whole - Council Chambers Tuesday, June 18 7:00 pm, Public Hearing – Council Chambers

RCMP Youth Academy cadets from School District 42 will also be in attendance, and will be cooking and selling BBQ items. Come out and support them, and stick around to hear some of their great stories from Youth Academy 2013! Bring the family, bring your camera and be part of the Third Annual Maple Ridge Police Fair this Sunday.

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Tuesday, June 25 7:00 pm, Council Meeting - Council Chambers Agendas & Minutes Agendas for these meetings are posted online the Friday before the meeting date. Go to, click the link under Mayor & Council on the home page. Council This Week Subscribe to the ‘Council This Week’ eNewsletter that provides a summary of issues discussed at Council Workshop meetings. Go to, click the link to ‘Council This Week’ and sign up today. Council Meeting Videos If you are unable to attend a Council Meeting, Public Hearing or Committee of the Whole meeting you can now watch these meetings on your computer 24/7. The entire unedited meetings are posted two to three days after the meeting. The video is indexed to the agenda package so that you can watch them in their entirety or click through by agenda item. Go to and click on the video link at the bottom left of the home page.

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This year’s Tax Notice envelope is a bit different than past years. On both the front and back of the envelope there are messages that will help citizens avoid lining up to pay their 2013 Property Taxes. ‘NO LINE’ is the goal for 2013, and we’ve put a number of programs into place to make this goal possible. There’s an information sheet inside this year’s notice that outlines all of the programs that will help citizens achieve the ‘NO LINE’ goal. New for 2013 is the ability to view Property Tax Notices online using the ‘My Maple Ridge’ portal. Starting in 2014, you will be able to get your Property Tax Notice electronically.


You may not have met her, but when you hear her voice you immediately recognize Diana Dalton, who has become the ‘Voice of Maple Ridge.’ Diana has been a very critical part of our District team for two decades, and in that time has won numerous awards in the community from the local newspapers to the Chamber as being the ‘Best Receptionist’ in Maple Ridge. Diana has been an inspiration to her colleagues and an ambassador for our community with her quiet and modest efficiency in helping citizens connect with the right people and departments. She has handled thousands and thousands of calls over the years, and everyone in the District has a story about being connected with a citizen who starts the conversation by saying ‘who was that wonderful lady that answers the phone?’ Mayor, Council and all of her co-workers wish Diana the best in her retirement. She has set a very high standard for all of us in customer service.

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Inspired by the traffic safety campaign around construction sites, the District of Maple Ridge would like to get citizen’s help in spreading the word to slow down in our urban areas. With that goal in mind, we are seeking two grandparents and their grandchildren, to be the community ‘poster children’ for a summer pedestrian safety awareness program on 224 Street. Here’s how it works. Send a photo of a Maple Ridge grandmother or grandfather with no more than two of their grandchildren to Fred Armstrong at In the text of the email please identify the first names of the children and grandparent. Entry photos should be sent by June 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The Facebook galleries will be sorted and then put on the District Facebook page on Monday, June 27, 2013. Over a two week period our Facebook followers will vote for the grandma and grandpa by ‘liking’ the photos. The grandma and grandpa photos with the most ‘likes’ will be our campaign faces for July through October, 2013. Time to call your grandparents and get in on this!

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Council nixes staff report, OKs condos Project conflicts with Smart Growth by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

Maple Ridge council has given the green light for a condo project for 122nd Avenue, despite staff saying that the project conflicts with Maple Ridge’s smart-growth based town centre plan. Bissky Architecture wants to build a fourstorey, 59-unit apartment building at 22305 and 22315 – 122nd Ave., in the middle of the 22300-block of 122nd Avenue. But developing that project without incorporating the two smaller properties that bookend the two lots will make it more difficult in the future to build smaller, viable projects on either side, leading to possible empty lots, lack of underground parking and a gap in sidewalks or street lights. The town centre plan requires that lots be assembled so new projects can be built that have enough housing units to achieve density goals for the downtown. Despite a staff report making those points though, council though told staff to prepare a zoning bylaw allowing the development. That surprised Coun. Corisa Bell, who said the landowners had almost reached a deal to rearrange the properties, that would have allowed them both to have higher density development. “I was absolutely, completely baffled,” she said Wednesday. “It’s very unfair for other landowners in the community.

“I think we’re trying way too hard for developers, as opposed to what’s best for the community and its citizens. “This just proves to me that council will approve absolutely anything.” Staff pointed to the Smart Growth on the Ground-inspired town centre plan that says lots should be assembled, requiring cooperation of neighbouring owners so that enough space is created allow high-density buildings with underground parking. But it’s been difficult to work out an arrangement, between the developer who wants to put the building and single landowner who owns both lots on either side. A staff report says as much, noting there have been “numerous communications” with the other landowner. One option would be for the developer to provide the services for all the lots. Bell said most of the details between the two land owners seemed to have been laid out and only would have required a few weeks’ extention before the property could have been consolidated. “It just seemed like they needed more time and they were making progress.” Mayor Ernie Daykin, though, says it’s possible the two landowners could reach a deal in the next few weeks, even though council told staff to write a zoning change allowing the original proposal. “It’s not our role, in my view, to force two parties together, to be the mediator.” Bell said Thursday that the developer just gave the other landowner until June 10 to reach a deal.


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Lawyer Geoff Cowper is representing two women who have filed a constitutional challenge to have the Mother-Baby Program that was cancelled at Maple Ridge’s Alouette Correctional Centre for Women reinstated. and every inmate was invited One of the mothers painted a colourful mural on the wall of the prison’s nursery. “Women were very careful of how they behaved around the babies,” said Granger Brown. During cross examination, counsel for the province, Heidi Hughes, suggested that inmates were selective about what they shared with Granger Brown and withheld “bad things” because they didn’t want to disappoint her. “I suggest that the inmates didn’t always confide in you,” Hughes

said as she read from a prison log that noted an argument between one mother and another inmate. “There were circumstances of stress and conflict that the inmates haven’t disclosed.” Hughes also highlighted words used in a book written by Granger Brown that describe prison as a “hard” and “sad” place. “I would suggest to you that’s not an ideal place for a baby,” Hughes said. Dr. Peggy Koopman, a psychologist who testified in support of the plaintiffs Wednesday, explained why it was important for mothers

to bond with their babies immediately after birth. Six months to two years is a critical period, said Koopman, noting that babies as young as three months can distinguish their mother’s face, recognize their smell and walk. Hughes argued that a mother who is incarcerated could form a bond with their child, after they are released. “In theory, there are ways that one can attach through visitation?” she asked. Koopman replied that it would be very difficult for a child who was being cared for by others to form an attachment to a parent once contact had been disrupted. She added that studies about women who participated in prison mother-baby programs show a decrease in recidivism. “The children are an incentive for the women to better their lives,” said Koopman. The court has already heard testimony from former Alouette warden Brenda Tole. Patricia Block, one of the plaintiffs, began her testimony on Thursday. The second plaintiff, Amanda Inglis, is expected to testify next week.


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itt Meadows Day is Saturday, June 1st, and at the Pitt Meadows Museum we will be celebrating by kicking off a few of our Pitt Meadows 100th Anniversary projects and a lot more. Our blacksmiths are in at the Hoffmann site and will be working away at the forge. This year, master blacksmith John Adolph will also be taking a turn at the forge and the public is invited to come by and check out his exquisite art work. Ask us about our blacksmithing 100th anniversary public art project. Outside, if the skies clear, some members of the Fraser Valley Antique Engine Club will have a small show of their gasoline stationary engines and this year will also have a recently restored Maytag from the Hoffmann collection working alongside their own. Our Government of Canada Young Canada Works student, Nick Pochailo, will also be on hand to show visitors around the site. Go easy on him, it is his first day of work. Also at the Hoffmann site will be the kick-off of the museum’s Memory Band project. Made possible with a Creative Communities grant from the B.C. Ministry of Sport and Cultural Development, the Memory Band is a public art project consisting of 100 words, dates, names, phrases that relate to 100 years of Pitt Meadows history. Many of the words that will appear on the band have been researched by staff at the museum, but members of the public are also invited to submit their own suggestions for the band. For more information, drop by the museum on Pitt Meadows Day to see what the project is all about and, if interested, pick up a nomination form. We are also searching for volunteers to help with the routing of the band. Ask us how you can get involved. At the General Store site, our Pitt Meadows Believe it or Not exhibit continues and will include a small theatre with footage of

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good friend of mine recently returned home, after six months of therapy following a stroke. He is an intelligent and well-read individual and, yet, his stroke was caused by a simple factor – he ignored his high blood pressure.  There is a reason why high blood pressure is known as the “silent killer.” Someone can have high blood pressure for years and not know it, not feel any symptoms and, thus, ignore it.  Reality is, one in five people has high blood pressure, or hypertension.  While it is possible to have it as a young adult, it is generally a condition that manifests itself later in life or as the result of lifestyle choices that put someone at risk. There’s no simple formula for the cause of high blood pressure, but the two most significant factors are genetics and salt intake. If someone has high blood pressure in their family, the chances of developing the condition are that much higher. Interestingly enough, in countries where salt

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Spirituality, like winning the biggest and best lottery ever playing the same lotto numbers for 35 years. He’s a film industry worker who’s going to do something that he’s never done before – go on vacation. Can you imagine winning the lottery? For many of us, this is the ultimate dream. But the problem is the odds are great. B.C. Lottery Corporation vice-president Kevin Gass said of Mr. Black: “Scientifically speaking, the odds of him wining half of the biggest jackpot in Canada are about a gazillion to one.” We probably won’t ever win the lotto, but we can ‘win’ a greater prize – the spiritual lotto. The apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 1:3 [NLT]: “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.” Part of what it means to be a Christian is that God has blessed you. And the idea is that if you are united with Christ, you have been blessed with every spiritual blessing possible. Most people tend to take this exclusively in materialistic terms: “Oh so I’ll be happy; I’ll be rich; I’ll be healthy; I’ll be tall; I’ll be slender and attractive.”

The blessings aren’t necessarily material and the blessings aren’t necessarily visible and the blessings aren’t necessarily in this life.

But that’s not the case. The blessings aren’t necessarily material and the blessings aren’t necessarily visible and the blessings aren’t necessarily in this life; 100 years from now, 1,000 years from now, 1,000,000 years from now, will it matter if we’ve won the lotto? I don’t think so. But those who are in Christ have been blessed with every spiritual blessing. The idea is that Jesus gives us every spiritual blessing possible. And 100 years from now, 1,000 years from now, 1,000,000 years from now, it will matter. It’s like winning the biggest and best lottery ever.

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GVHBA invites public to Parade of Renovated Homes

Imagining the renovation possiblities The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association invites you to tour 11 professionally renovated homes in the Lower Mainland on June 9 on their annual Parade of Renovated Homes. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., visitors will be able to look around the homes and talk with the renovators. “Professional RenoMark renovators, ... will be on-site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. “Project values range widely, offering homeowners an abundance of ideas they can incorporate into their own renovations.” Admission is by passport and will

cost $10 per person. Children 17 and under are free. You can purchase your passport at any home on the tour. Visit for a full list of participating homes. Because the homes are private residences, the tour is only open during the event date and times. “FortisBC is extremely excited to again be the presenting sponsor of this popular consumer event,” says FortisBC regional energy solutions manager Dan Noel. “We look forward to combining the strengths of GVHBA and FortisBC to help the renovation industry in Metro Vancouver achieve innovative and successful results when it comes to their projects and energy requirements.”

Appia to release second phase soon

SOLO District rising above the rest with Altus By Kerry Vital

Exciting things are happening at Appia Developments’ SOLO District with their upcoming release of the second residential phase and ongoing construction of the first phase. Stratus, the first tower, will rise 45 storeys and will be available for buyers to move into in 2015. Meanwhile, Altus will begin sales in the near future. “Altus will be the tallest building in Burnaby,” says Lisa Murrell, sales and marketing manager for Appia. “The views are amazing.” Altus will be the equivalent of 55 storeys tall, with office space on the first 14 floors. Thus, the first residential floor will be 200 feet up, offering stunning views from every condominium home.

There’s everything you could possibly need here,” says Lisa Murrell, sales and marketing manager for Appia Developments. “The views start from the bottom (residential) floor,” Murrell says. “There will also be a quiet barbecue area and rooftop garden on that floor.” At the very top of the building, you’ll find a huge amenity space that Appia is calling Club 55 with a barbecue area, full kitchen, media area and pool and ping-pong tables and generous outdoor deck space all for residents of Altus. The office tower will include a gym that residents have access to as well, and a multi-sport court on the third floor. SOLO District, which stands for South of Lougheed, will eventually be comprised of four stunning residential towers (Cirrus and Aerius are the two others and will be released at a future date) and when complete, will house over 1,400 homes. It will also hold office space, commercial opportunities and plenty of green space. Among the tenants will be Burnaby’s first Whole Foods, right next door to Stratus. “There are several other exciting anchor tenants to be announced,” says Murrell. “This is a very, very cool community.” That’s no exaggeration. SOLO is steps away from Brentwood Town Centre, the Brentwood SkyTrain

station, restaurants, schools and leisure activities, so it’s perfectly situated. “There’s everything you could possibly need here,” Murrell says. “Walkability was key.” Stratus began sales last year, and Appia has since consulted with buyers and locals to find out what drew them to the master-planned community. “It’s been really well-received by the community,” Murrell says. “We’re learning what people want.” The homes themselves are spacious and open, ranging from approximately 539 up to about 1,700 square feet. Something that sets Altus apart are the choices it offers for three-bedroom units, which is something buyers have been asking for and Appia is happy to be able to provide in this new phase of SOLO District. Among the features you’ll find in your new home are imported Italian Armony Cucine cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms, engineered wood flooring in the living areas and polished quartz countertops. All of the homes at SOLO will be heated and cooled via geothermal heat exchange, which uses stored energy from the earth and is incredibly efficient. FortisBC notes that buyers will see great cost savings compared to conventional buildings, and less maintenance will be required. For more information, visit www. or call 604-298-8800.

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Appia Developments will soon release its second phase of homes at SOLO, called Altus. It will be the tallest building in Burnaby, top, and will offer amazing views over the Lower Mainland, a fantastic location and a huge amenities space called Club 55, above, with a barbecue area, full kitchen and generous outdoor deck space.

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Solutions for cluttered home offices Hom es by Robert Prince


unning a business from a home office has some real advantages–short commute, very relaxed dress code, easy access to amenities – but there is one disadvantage that may make things more difficult than necessary, and that’s the lack of public scrutiny. While most people who have an office elsewhere wouldn’t dream of letting it become a total mess if customers could drop in at any time, a lot of home offices are disaster zones because the owner is too busy to worry about order or the look of the place. After all, “No one but me will see it anyway.” Well, that may be, but a messy office can be a real time waster in terms of productivity, and if it’s not a pleasant space to be in, chances are you’ll avoid it. There are solutions for both problems, however. Tammy Haywood, owner of Pitt Meadows-based interior decorating firm Stylicious, has some tips on how to tidy up your home office and make it feel comfortable. Recently, she had the opportunity to redo the home office for busy real estate agent Kelly Fry, whose office was the victim of a busy mom, wife, business woman and community volunteer.

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Interior designer Tammy Haywood shows off her latest home office upgrade for a client in Maple Ridge. As a result of her time crunch, Kelly’s office was cluttered, disorganized, full of stuff that didn’t belong in an office, and dated. She didn’t want to spend a lot of money, but was open to ideas about how to make over her workspace. Tammy started with de-cluttering. This meant moving children’s toys out of the small office space so it could be better used for business purposes. Other

items were sorted for relevance – stuff that didn’t belong, or that was dated, was boxed and stored elsewhere, while business-related materials were organized so that they could be easily found when needed. All surfaces were scrubbed clean to brighten them, and then colourful storage solutions were created to house things like paper, office supplies, receipts, business cards, electronics and

software; even a few inexpensive boxes were purchased, as was a storage shelf to help get things off the desk. “The bookcase was overflowing,” says Tammy, “so we sorted books into three piles. One was to be stored close in the bookcase, one was to be stored away in the garage, and one was to be dropped at a thrift store. “We grouped books by subject or by author, depending on how my client would look for them and stored them in inexpensive magazine holders, labeled them and put them back on the shelves.” In addition to getting organized, Tammy’s mission was to help Kelly create a welcoming office, and to that end they made some cosmetic changes, including new paint to create a feature wall, and replacing a light fixture and old Venetian blinds to update both. Red accessories to complement the green paint were used to brighten things up. Also, a desk lamp with electrical outlets in the base was added to provide task lighting and easy outlet access for plugging in phones and the computer. Finally, the old glue-encrusted garbage can was replaced. The result of all this was a functional, delightfully decorated office that was inexpensive to achieve. Now Kelly is happier in

her office, and able to tackle her busy life with greater ease. Robert Prince is a local freelance writer.

Homemade cleaners Interior decorator Tammy haywood offers tips for your own home office makeover success story. • Remove clutter. • Sort for relevance. Some things can be donated or stored elsewhere. Outdated materials can be tossed. • Group like things together. • Use matching and color coordinated storage boxes, holders, binders etc. It creates order and harmony, and makes the area look and feel more productive and organized. • Don’t forget about color and texture. Both create interest, and keep the area from feeling too cold or sterile.  We created a complementary colour scheme of red and green by painting a feature wall green and accessorizing with red frames, flowers and artwork. we used white and black storage boxes, but the black storage has a basket weave finish to create texture against the flat surfaces of glass tables, file cabinets and bookcases. • Replace anything broken or badly dated with new or updated pieces. • Clean all surfaces, and windows for freshness.

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We Never Stop Moving 22519 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge


THE Ralph Telep

Dave Telep




Remember... your bank works for the bank,

• Over 2800 sq ft • Huge master bedroom • 3 bdrms on main • 1 bedroom suite down • Newer roof • Det. 10 x 14 garage • Private 7245 sq ft lot

Call Bonnie about including renovations with your purchase price



Best Priced 2 bdrm Condo in Maple Ridge

• 690 sq ft • 2 bdrms, 2baths • Completely remodelled

11885 Hall Street, Maple Ridge

• Top floor unit • Amazing view of Fraser River • Walk to amenities

#505 11671 Fraser St., M.R.


Excellent Suite Potential



• 3 bedrooms up • 2 bedrooms down • Needs some TLC in bsmt • Great potential • 600 sq ft workshop • Large pie-shaped lots

22727 Balabanian Circle, Maple Ridge

• Immaculate mobile • 2 bedrooms • Meadow Highland • Indoor pool & co-op park Clubhouse • Low pad rent




Kim Fabbro


Best Unit In Building

West Maple Ridge

• 3 bdrms, 2 baths • Well managed • 1,275 sq. ft. complex • Single garage • Fully fenced yard • Lots of updates • Shows very well

830 sq.ft. Penthouse • Best location in bldg • Spacious 1 bdrm • Quiet side of • Secure parking bldg overlooking • Pets allowed greenbelt • Close to amenites

#27 20699 - 120B Ave., M.R.

#411, 12025 - 207A St., M.R.


• 2 bdrm rancher style townhome • Gas fireplace • Family rm

• 400 sq ft deck with river view • Walk to town

#203, 11724 - 225th St., M.R.


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13613 McKercher Drive

• Beautiful high-end home with unobstructed view of Golden Ears and valley below • 5,000 sq. ft. home with 6 bdrms & 5 baths • Two large decks off great rm and master bdrm • Granite counters, wood floors


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Over 5175 sq ft! Located on a view lot in Formosa Plateau. This stunning 3 storey home has it all and is ready to view!! Home has all the features and all the high end finishes from Wok Kitchens to Media rooms! Party Deck across rear takes in the endless views and sunsets!

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Randy Cooke Julie Wagner 778-835-9832 604-818-4666





19287 Park Road, Pitt Meadows Custom 4 bdrm with high end finishing will give anyone reason to love this home. Location is fantastic, why drive through Pitt Meadows when you can live here. Enjoy all the plus’s of upscale living, walk to West Coast Express hike, bike, play, you’ll love living life to the fullest. Call Randy 778-835-9832 e-mail


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MLS #V993856

MLS #V1003894

Westside family home in McKinney Creek Estates. 3 large bdrms up with den on main. Massive ensuite with soaker tub & double doors. Sunken living rm with vaulted ceilings. Kitchen with island & separate eating area facing south to enjoy the sunshine. Family rm off kitchen, Triple garage with wrap-around driveway. Roof is only 3 years old. Close to schools & shopping.

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge


327,900 WE OFFER...



12491 201St Street

21888 Lougheed Highway

MLS #V989884 MLS #V989869



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259,000 244,900

259,000 399,500




• Double wide manufactured home, many upgrades. • 2 bedrooms, den, super large livingroom • Vinyl windows, air conditioning, new drywall inside. • Corner lot, carport with extra parking. • Park offers indoor pool, clubhouse, RV parking(small fee). • Low Pad fee $267.00 monthly.

259,000 479,900


• Traditional street - scape entrance with verandas. • Over 1800 sq. ft., end unit townhome. • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 9’ ceilings on main. • Double garage with expansion area. • Just 20 units in this complex. • Walk to shopping and WC Express.

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Jim Isherwood 604-250-7755



• 11,675 sq ft lot with rented home Listing agent recognition, picture boards at three • APPROVED PLANS locations, print and web-based advertising, FOR GARDEN SUITE plus both office and MLS® tours. • CITY UPGRADES to storm, AN INNOVATIVE MARKETING PROGRAM: sanitary and waterlines are We have the knowledge and skill to grab ALREADY COMPLETE. the attention of potential buyers.

• 4 bdrm, 4 bthrm with TRIPLE GARAGE. • FANTASTIC BACK DECK with view. • Extras galore, inc. HEAT PUMP & CUSTOM MILLWORK UR D YO E BUIL M HOM A E R D

GOING THE EXTRA MILE We are committed to being there for you every step of the way when you buy or sell through us. If there is something that we can be doing to get you the results you want, you can bet that we are doing it.

McKinney Creek Estates

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22699 & 22707 136A Ave • BREATHTAKING VIEWS • Opportunity to CUSTOMIZE YOUR PLAN • Call for information on completion dates


536 Cottonwood Avenue • 1/4 ACRE property in Harrison Hot Springs Village • 4 blocks to HARRISON LAKE • GREAT GARAGE

SKILLED NEGOTIATION: Resourceful negotiation techniques that always respect market conduct, but get the results you want. A REPUTATION YOU CAN TRUST I’ve been assisting people of our community as they buy and sell real estate for over 37 years and have built my career primarily on repeat business and referrals. It’s never been about ‘closing a deal’ for me, but rather about working to set my clients up in the best situation possible. Bob Terepocki

OPEN THURS - MON 12-4 11206 236 ST • • • • •

3 bdrms & den 3200 sq. ft. Entertainment Style Kitchen, w/pantry. Granite on main floor. S/S Applainces. Large Master Bdrm, Deluxe Soaker & Shower Upgraded Molding Pkg. • Close to Town, Kanaka Park & Playground.

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259,000 515,000

259,000 519,900



259,000 559,000



OPEN THURS - MON 12-4 11200 236 ST

• Level and grassed, a sweet country acreage only a short walk to Whonnock Lake. • New drilled well, 3 bedrooms, extra-large great room plus a cozy family room. • Definitely worth a look!

Gina Halinda 604-763-5131

• • • • • • • •

$519,900 INCLUDES FINISHED BASEMENT. 3 bdrms & den 3200 sq. ft. Entertainment Style Kitchen, w/pantry. Granite on main floor; S/S Appliances. Large Master Bdrm, Deluxe Soaker & Shower; Upgraded Molding Pkg. INLAW SUITE POTENTIAL Close to Town, walk to Kanaka School & Playground.

INCREDIBLE BUY • Awesome family neighborhood • Level entry rancher with walkout basement. • 3 large bedrooms on the main level family room, super spacious kitchen. • Basement offers, 2 bedroom suite private fenced backyard. • There is so much more!

Vicky van Herwaarden 604-999-2452

Chris Frandson 604-467-5000 MASTER

Pat Drummond

259,000 749,900


OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 4 PM 25273 130TH AVE • 1.47 acres of privacy on city water. • Exotic trees, flowers and shrubs compliment this picture perfect 4 bdrm + den, 2 storey/bsmt home. • On those hot summer days relax next to your very own 30 x 15 in ground pool. • Beauty shows throughout with new carpet, maple hardwood and laminate floors and a large exposed aggregate patio to entertain.

Randy & Tracy DeLair 604-463-2991

259,000 799,000



INVESTOR ALERT • Opportunity knocking on this 13 acre property in Mission. • 2 Road frontages - 1 on Dewdney and the other on Cedar. • Current zoning allows for 4.44 acre development. • Potential for re-zoning to 1.73 acre parcel Value mostly in land.


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Brookside Realty 11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

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oPEn houSE SundAY 2-4 $549,900


Travis Franklin

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Cell: 604-351-0235


OPEN SuNday 12 - 2 PM



Simply charming. This PRIVATE RETREAT is a beautifully positioned at the end of a quiet street and surrounded by nature. Pride of original ownership evident with this beauty. Backyard boasts a massive, two level deck w/newer hot tub. This entertainer’s dream overlooks a magnificant koi pond with a soothing rock waterfall. Lovingly maintained, this 2 story w/ basement home has 3 large bedrooms up, fireplace in master, large rec room and office downstairs w/NEW carpet, and plenty of storage. Main level boasts a welcoming country kitchen w/views of old growth trees. NEW laminate, paint and trim. Located minutes from downtown Ridge.

Brookside Realty

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

21702 MANOR AVE Your search has ended! This gorgeous property is perfectly positioned on a quiet cul-de-sac Located in central Ridge. This BEAUTY boasts a private backyard oasis featuring a soothing hot tub, covered entertainer’s dream deck, an artist ‘s studio or playhouse, workshop & BBQ shed, RV parking and a BRAND NEW cedar roof w/30 year warranty! This meticulously maintained and tastefully renovated split level home boasts stunning custom wood work, “Shabby Chic” kitchen, cozy fireplaces, huge rec/room, new bathrooms, new paint, new flooring, 2011 furnace, loads of storage and a fantastic view of Golden Ears. Pride of ownership evident. Excellent neighbourhood and an easy walk to all levels of schooling.

TAMMY SONNE 778-773-2707






#103 12096 222nD Street

11339 DartforD Street



• Completely renovated. • Extensive interior finishing. • Roof top deck off master. • Loft & Nanny Suite.

• • • •

1st Floor inside unit, 1 bath. All amenities just a walk away. Self managed & well maintained. Affordable gem, move in today.

MLS# V1007428


#105 11957 223rD Street

CENTRAL LOCATION • 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. • Huge patio & garden area. • Walk to everything. • No dogs allowed.

MLS# V1001191

MLS# V986840

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20842 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge

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Call Donna to view 604-318-9496

This ideal family home is located in the desirable neighborhood of Silver Heights. The home offers 3 bedrooms + large Den & 3 full bathrooms. Kitchen & family room has the open concept plan with vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace & designer colors. Kitchen has maple shaker cabinets, Island with breakfast bar, W/I pantry & stainless appliances. Large Master bedroom with W/I closet, Inviting ensuite with soaker tub & separate shower. Fully finished basement with Enormous Rec room, full bath & separate entrance, ideal for in-law suite. Fully fenced and landscaped backyard. Close to a playground/sports court & miles of trails....

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For the way you live

ROB JEEVES 604-240-2629


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$662,500 • Rec room • Fully finished bsmt • Private yard on greenbelt • Large pantry

READY TO MOVE? • 3,933 sq ft • 5 Bdrm + Den • On greenbelt • Nearby walking trails

• Media Room • Suite potential • Full walk out basement • Covered Deck

SURROUNDED BY GREENSPACE • 4 Bdrm plus den / 3.5 bath • Full finished bsmt • SS appliances • Granite island

• Pantry • 5 pc ensuite • Media Room • Fully Fenced Yard


• Mitchell Park • 3 bdr. 4 bth. 1 bdr • inlaw suite, central air






#7-22538 116TH AVENUE • Front seat views over the Fraser • Rancher style w/ fully finished bsmt • Beautifully updated, w/i tub, chair lift down • Double garage, 55+ complex


# 5 19171 Mitchell Rd, Pitt Meadows

• $50,000 in new upgrades • 55+ Holly Lane Complex • Walk everywhere! • Possession immediate. • Wheelchair friendly • Move in today! MLS #V1004769 • Huge Master bedroom MLS #V1008752






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18969 118B Avenue, Pitt Meadows

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Quality built new 2 storey homes with basements. Luxury living with all the extras! Choice of Great room open concept or living, dining and family room. Double & triple garages. Some homes back onto parkland & have a beautiful valley and mountain view.

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• Whispering Falls 2 storey home with one bedroom inlaw suite. Extremely nice landscaping backing onto forest land with creek. On a quiet cul-de-sac. • Vaulted living rm ceiling & gas fireplace. family rm with gas fireplace. Deck overlooking the lovely yard. • Triple car garage + covered RV parking. • Gas heated pool.



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• Great location near elementary school, park, shopping, transit, library & West Coast Express. • 63 x 119 lot with mature evergreen trees, garden shed & vegetable garden beds. • Gas fireplace in living rm, patio off the family room. 3 bedrooms + den. Carport.

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Seniors in focus focus


SENIORS’ WEEK SPECIALS Get yourself a copy of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s Coupon Book for June. Lots of special offers for seniors!

Seniors Week Activities SENIORS’ WEEK MONDAY JUNE 4 ACTIVITIES Seated Tai Chi Mind & Body Wellness

Willow Senior SATURDAY JUNE 1 Living Residence 12275 - 224 Street

Tea at Haney Farmer’s Market

3:15PM FREE Hummingbirds Everybody welcome!

Enjoy tea and a cupcake and toast our seniors. Seniors free, others $2.

RMhummingbirds, Seniors Society how to ‘In attract the Mood’ Teakeep them them and

Memorial Peace Park 10:30-12noon

Seniors’ Week - June 2-8th, 2013

in Your Backyard Identify types of

coming back. Dancers, Featuring Ballroom Orchestra Vocals Mapleand Ridge Library Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre 2-3:30pm Hall C 12150 – 224th Street Tea and Cake 2:00 – 4:00pm Tickets $5.00 at reception desk

SUNDAY JUNE Seniors’ Week celebrates seniors and their many contributions -- providing an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the integral part seniors play in communities across British Columbia. Group photo of the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Art of Network Ikebana: Seniors NetworkSeniors 2011

The Seniors Network celebrates Seniors Week June 3–9 The communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have a wide array of special events and activities planned. Check out our calendar of events and have fun celebrating BC’s Seniors!

For more information, contact Heather Treleaven, Seniors Network Coordinator at (604) 786-7404 or e-mail:

The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network is joining the rest of the province in celebrating Seniors Week, June 3-9.

benefit people of all ages every day. Seniors Week

WEDNESDAY JUNEis 5 our chance to say thank you.”


Breakfast TUESDAY JUNE 5 Japanese Flower with Friends Lunch at China Kitchen Arranging

A plated breakfast at

22805 Lougheed Highway Greystone Manor. $5. Take home your arrangement. 11:30am – 2:00pm to RSVP (604)467-2808 By donation. RSVP (604)786- FreeCall to Seniors

7404 or email htreleaven@ that our older residents feel safe; have the Intergenerational Garden, best healthcare possible; and access to enough 22527 121 Ave. healthy food and shopping opportunities.” 11am-12:30pm

Book a Librarian Blast From The Network, local Summer Bazaar Through the Seniors older Seniors Network will have an information “SeniorsOne-on-one make a difference in our communities areat able to raise concerns and 30 minute Pastadults Day & highlight Fashion The Show booth at the Haney Farmer’s Market on June every day. They support family members and needs and service gaps in our community. “We sessions for seniors. Free. Products, gifts, and services for Manor 9. Stop by and see us, or for more information, friends and assist charities,” are always looking for community minded RSVP in person or explains phone Seniors Greystone seniors and their families. Free 50’s themed and Active (604)465-4113. please contact the Seniors NetworkSeniors at (604) Network Coordinator Heather Treleaven. “Many people,meals age 55 plus to take an active role in 1-4:30pm. Fashion Show or entertainment! RSVP 786-7404 seniors Pitt are deeply involved in our communities bettering senior’s transportation; ensuring we Loonie Day Meadows Library pm. Refreshments. (604) 467-2808 have adequate, affordable seniors 3housing; through200-12099 volunteer work and Rd. their contributions Harris Try new classes at Pitt Willow Senior Living 11657 Ritchie Avenue 10:30am-noon. Meadows Family Recreation Residence 12275 224 St. Lunch noon–1pm. $5 Centre. $1 admission for Seating is limited. For more 50’s entertainment by Allen 55+. info and to RSVP call Wendy Boolinoff 1:30-3pm (604)466-8602 Dinner at 4:45pm or 6 pm $12 Strawberry Tea

11657 Ritchie Ave. 10am–noon

WEDNESDAY JUNE 6 RM Seniors Society BINGO Ridge Meadows

Seniors MONDAY JUNE 3Centre Lounge

CASI Seniors Outreach & Home Support program helping almost three THURSDAY JUNE 6 their homes hundred local seniors stay in It’s a good news story from any angle. In 2010, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows Active Seniors Book a Librarian Community Services was selected as the fi rst community to pilot a new See above description. Free. Loonie Day seniors’ initiative. Jointly funded by the United Wayinofperson the Lower Mainland RSVP or phone Pickleball, aquafit, yoga and and the Provincial Government, the CASI Seniors Outreach and Home (604)465-4113. more. $1 admission all day Support program provides housekeeping, handyperson, transportation Pitt Meadows Library and for everyone age 55+. friendly visit services to seniors on a sliding scale based on income. 10:30am-12noon Maple Ridge Leisure Centre This year, building on the success of the pilot program designed and

Downtown MR

implemented by Community Services locally, the program will be expanded Art & Heritage to up 65Strawberry communities across Tea British Columbia. Tickets $4 available at Pitt Walking Tour “We areMeadows very proud of the Ctr Seniors Outreach and Home Support program,” Seniors See description on Monday. explains Joanne Leginus, Director of Administration and Senior Services at Pitt Meadows Seniors Ctr, 1:30 pm. Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows 19065 - 119B Ave.Community Services. “Through the program, we are 1-3pm able to support seniors who otherwise would not have been able to afford help. This helps them to live more comfortably and stay in their own homes longer.”


Transportation to medical appointments locally and out of town is the number one requested service. This service helps ensure seniors receive Protect Yourself from the medical attention and treatments they need. “We are always in need of volunteer drivers to help withScams transportation to medical appointments and Frauds and shopping,” Leginus.for Drivers reimbursed their mileage Theadds BC Centre Elderare Advocacy andfor Support. Free. to help cover expensive fuel costs. No registration required. Maple Ridge Public Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd For more information, or to volunteer for the Seniors Outreach and Home 2-3pm Support program, please contact Joanne Leginus at 604.467.6911, Ext. 206.

FRIDAY JUNE 7 Downtown MR Art & Heritage Walking Tour See description on Monday. 1:30 pm.

Bernie & Red Entertainment Duo Tickets at Ridge Meadows Seniors Ctr. $10

at Greystone Manor Sponsored by Park Place Senior Living. Free. RSVP (604)467-2808 11657 Ritchie Ave. 1:30 – 3 pm.

2:00 – 4:00pm $1.00/card Refreshments available. MR Downtown

Art & Heritage

Outdoor Games Walking Tour andGuided Strawberry walking tour 45minRefreshments 1 hour. Includes coffee and Willow Senior treat at Living Residence Europe 12275 - 224Bakery. Street Free. RSVP (604)467-2420. 2:00pm FREE Everybody Meet inwelcome! front of Westminster Savings (NE corner of Lougheed THURSDAY JUNE 7 Hwy. and 224 St.) RM1:30 Seniors pm. Society

Strawberry Tea

Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre 12027 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows 1:00 – 3:00pm Tickets $4.00 at PM Lounge

TUESDAY JUNE 4 Health & Wellness Clinic

FRIDAY JUNE Out 8& Hanging SATURDAY JUNE 9 with Friends RMat Seniors Society Greystone Spend the day playing Variety Plus Concert

Check your blood pressure, talk with a Ridge Meadows Seniors Ctr, Nurse, Pharmacist, games. Pig Race Game 1pm; Dancing & Comedy 12150 224 St. Ophthalmologist, & Medical Singing, Yahtzee 2pm; Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre 2-4pm. Supply Co. Free. 3pm. Free. Street MainBowling Hall 12150–224th Ridge Meadows Seniors RSVP (604)467-2808 2:00pm Tickets $8.00 each Ctr,launched 12150 224 St. The Gourmet Grannies is a program recently by Golden 9am–noon Ears FEAST (Food Education Action Strategy Table) at the Haney SATURDAY 9 Farmer’s Market. Under the program, volunteer grandmas and ChineseJUNE Buffet Health & Wellness Ice grandpas will greet you at the “Try It You’llPie Like Itand Tent” with Seniors Tea at the Luncheon samples of local items and recipes to take home. Fair and BBQ Cream Social Haney Farmer’s Market Free for seniors with Complimentary Health Fair 10am-2pm Free. Ridge Meadows Seniors Gold Card.tea and cupcake Funded through11:30am-1pm the New Horizons program, Gourmet BBQ lunch $5. For Seniors Centre. $2.50.Tickets available for all seniors China Kitchen Restaurant, Grannies is looking for senior volunteers who enjoy good food and in advance at the Centre. Bandstand, Memorial Peace Greystone Manor 22805 Lougheed Hwy.Park the market. For more information, contact Candace Gordon at 11:00am – noon RSVP (604)467-2808 12150 224 St. 11:30am-2:30pm 604 466 0847 or 2-4pm

Gourmet Grannies tempt your taste buds at the Haney Farmer’s Market

The News/sports - THE NEWS -- Friday, May 31, 2013 -- 31 Section coordinator: Neil Corbett 604-467-1122 ext. 216

Best high school hitter in Canada? O’neill putting up great stats in PBL as the MLB draft looms by G ar y Ahuja Black Press


ee the ball, hit the ball. It is as simple as that for Tyler O’Neill when it comes to his propensity for hitting a baseball. “My secret to hitting is keep it real simple,” he explained. “You want to have your energy focused on the pitching and your opponent. “If you make it too complicated, you are going to have problems.” And if anyone is having problems these days, it is opposing pitchers as there is no arguing that what Maple Ridge’s O’Neill is doing is working. Prior to leaving for the Dominican Republic with Canada’s junior national baseball team, O’Neill was putting up video game numbers for the Langley Blaze. Through the season’s first half, O’Neill leads the B.C. Premier Baseball League with a 1.136 slugging percentage, a .576 batting average, six home runs, 17 extra-base hits and 47 RBIs. And he has only struck out nine times in 59 at-bats. Looking back in the league’s record books over the past 10 years, O’Neill’s gaudy stats already rank amongst the all-time best – the only records he does not currently hold are for home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage – and there are still 20 games to go in the regular season. Nic Lendvoy belted 11 home runs in 2004 for Fraser Valley while that same year saw Langley’s Jon Hesketh finish with an .840 slugging percentage. And Fraser Valley’s Mark Ellis finished with 58 RBIs in the 2005 season. “Tyler is the best (high school) hitter in Canada,” said Blaze coach Jamie Bodaly. “He is a really strong kid and he can recognize pitches. “It is just tough to get him out.” O’Neill, who turns 18 on June 22, has built on an impressive rookie season, a season in which he was named the league’s top offensive player and top rookie, as well as a first-team allstar shortstop. The Maple Ridge native wound

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Tyler O’Neill currently leads the PBL with a .576 average, six home runs and 47 RBIs. up hitting .398 with six home runs and 39 RBIs in 42 games, leading the league in the latter two categories and finishing third in batting average in 2012. What makes the numbers even more impressive is the fact that during winter training prior to the season, he suffered a hernia injury which required surgery. Midway through the 2012 season, O’Neill’s batting average had slumped to the low .200s. But he turned things around in a big way and hasn’t looked back. “It is a lot easier to hit (in this league) when you are a year older, but he has definitely put the work in,” Bodaly said.


“He is a natural, that’s for sure.” For O’Neill, it is all about putting in the work. “I am trying to do everything physically possible to make myself successful,” he said. “I am not going to take any days off because it is just going to take me that much longer to get better if I do that. “If I’m not playing ball or studying, I’m lifting weights.” The weightlifting should come as little surprise, as his father, Terry, is a former Mr. Canada. O’Neill, who is five-foot-11 and 190 pounds, has played in 18 of Langley’s 28 games so far this season, having missed time to attend a Major League Baseball pre-draft workout in Cali-

fornia earlier this month and then joining Canada’s junior national team for their annual trip to the Dominican Republic. “He has strength and bat speed,” said Canadian junior national team coach Greg Hamilton, who has coached some big names in Canadian baseball over the years, such as Brett Lawrie, Mike Saunders and Adam Loewen. “He certainly would be comparable to some of the better players that have come through. “That is going to be his calling card: his ability to swing the bat,” Hamilton said. “As a high school hitter, he is a very advanced hitter.” And O’Neill takes pride in his ability to bash the ball. “This is how I should be hitting; it is expected of me and I am going to live up to expectations,” he said, adding hitting is also his favourite part of the game. Bodaly described O’Neill as quiet, but with a confidence, and very respectful. Team Canada was scheduled to finish their Dominican tour last night (May 29) and then O’Neill is expected to head to Arizona for a pre-draft workout before he returns to the Lower Mainland this weekend. All of this is in advance of next week’s MLB amateur draft, which runs June 6 to 8. O’Neill says he isn’t nervous about where or when he is taken. “I think what I am doing now and what I have done in the past is going to give me the (draft) spot I deserve to go,” he said. “Nothing to be nervous about. I am just excited to to see what I have earned myself.” Should he get drafted and fail to come to terms with the club which selects him, O’Neill does have options: either at Oregon State University or Central Arizona College, a junior college. “If things don’t work out in the draft, I have two great options I can go to,” he said. High school players who are drafted can’t sign to play professionally until after they graduate in June. “He works hard at the game, he is dedicated and committed and works at his game,” Hamilton said. “He has a chance to have a real solid future in the game.”

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Roughnecks win gold at Steveston Meltdown The Ridge Meadows Roughnecks spring hockey team won gold at its second tournament of the season, the Steveston Meltdown, in the Atom Major division. The Roughnecks were undefeated in roundrobin play outscoring their opponents 32–2, before losing in a crossover game. The gold medal game was played under the bright lights of the UBC Thunderbird arena against the BC Grizzlies from Coquitlam. Despite a rocky start to the final, the Roughnecks took a goal by Dawson Ignatieff as a lead into the second period, before pouncing and scoring four more times in the period, and finally winning 6-3. In the five game tournament as a whole, the Roughnecks scored 40 goals. They were led by Brendan Chabot with 8, and Dawson Ignatieff and Tyler Crowe with seven each. Crowe also led in assists six making him the top pointgetter. Defence was equally important to the success of the team, with the blueline being held by Graydan Carr, Edward Riddell, Liam Farrell, Dylan Stephen and Ollie Para. Goaltender Justin Falconer played strongly in net throughout, starting his first game with a shutout. The Roughnecks are all Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey players from both rep and house league divisions.


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The News/scoreboard Lacrosse

Ruskin Slo-Pitch Standings

Western Lacrosse Association League 29 League standings StandingsasasofofMay XXXXX Teams W L Victoria Shamrocks 3 0 Langley Thunder 3 0 Maple Ridge Burrards 2 1 Nanaimo Timbermen 1 2 New Westminster Salmonbellies 1 2 Burnaby Lakers 0 2 Coquitlam Adanacs 0 3

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Leading scorers as of May 29 Players GP G Curtis Dickson MPR 3 12 Scott Ranger VIC 3 8 Cory Conway VIC 3 1 Jarrett Davis MPR 3 5 Jordan McBride, NEW 3 7 Joel Dalgarno, MPR 3 5 Corey Small, VIC 3 7 Jeff Shattler, VIC 2 7 Athan Iannucci, LGY 3 6 Alex Turner LGY 3 5 Kenny Blake NAI 3 6 Tom Johnson NEW 3 5 Andrew Murphy MPR 3 5 Joel McCready LGY 2 5 Alex Gajic NEW 3 4 Shayne Jackson LGY 3 2 Mike Mallory MPR 3 4 Dane Dobbie COQ 1 4 Jesse Guerin COQ 3 3 Mike Berekoff NAI 3 2 Brett Hickey COQ 3 4 Bal Keegan NEW 3 2

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Hard hitting lacrosse

Burrard Creighton Reid (28) crushes New Westminster Salmonbellies’ Milan Gajic during Sunday’s win at Planet Ice. The local WLA team is back at home this Sunday at 6:45 p.m., when they take on the unbeaten Victoria Shamrocks.

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Locals find end zone in Border Bowl Two touchdowns each in first Rising Stars game Two Maple Ridge teens lead B.C. to a win over Alberta in the inaugural ABC Rising Stars Border Bowl on Saturday in Kelowna. The ABC Border Bowl features the best Grade 10 and 11 high school football players from B.C. against their counterparts from Alberta. Adrial Sellers (Grade 11, Terry Fox) and Tyrel Ogloff (Grade 10, Samuel Robertson) both scored two touchdowns each to contribute all the majors by Team B.C. Ogloff put B.C. on the board by stripping the ball from an Alberta receiver on the opening kickoff, then took it to the house to give the home team a quick 7-0 start. The first play of the second quarter was equally exciting. With his team down by a score of 17–10. Sellers caught a 41yard touchdown pass to even the score at 17–17. B.C.’s QB would connect with Sellers again, this time from 38 yards away for his second major of the game. The game was knotted at 23-23 at the half. The second half of the game was dominated by both defenc-

es. The only scoring drive was executed by B.C., with a one yard touchdown by Ogloff after he was instrumental in moving the ball down the field from the line of scrimmage. The score would be Ogloff ’s second major and the game and capped the winning drive with 9:21 left in the third. The defences would pitch a shutout in the final session as B.C. intercepted two Alberta passes to clinch the first-ever ABC Border Bowl. Following the game both coaching staff commented on how impressed they were with the talent and skill level. The game saw many highlight-reel plays, including two passes that went off a defender’s head, only to be caught by a receiver. Ron Dias the founding director of the Bowl Games, which have been played for several years between Ontario and Quebec, commented after the game saw the lead go back and forth several times in a very intense first half. “That’s why I do this –A for the kids. Just look at this game, it has the potential to be overtime, and the people have provided the environment,” Dias, the national scouting director for AllStar Football, said as the teams were switching sides between the third and fourth quarters.

Dias founded this central scouting agency in 1987 after coaching stints at the University of Buffalo (NCAA), McMaster and Waterloo. In his current role, he ranks and tracks Canada’s top prospects, with 23 of the 27 CIS programs plus 30 NCAA schools subscribing to his service. He debuted the Rising Stars Border Bowl five years ago between Ontario and Quebec before expanding west this spring. He’s also staged Future Stars games for Grade 8 and 9 players, plus Current Stars games for graduating players, with plans to bring both those here sooner than later. “It has taken off, and become a very prominent game in the football calendar,” Dias said of the Ontario-Quebec rivalry. “We’ll rotate the game between Kelowna and Alberta, so next year will be in Alberta, but the Future Stars game will be here, then the following year the Future Stars game would be in Alberta and the Rising Stars game back here. There will be a Bowl game every year here.” The roughly 100 kids who suited up for Saturday’s Rising Stars game still have high school eligibility remaining but certainly put their names on the radar for university and junior teams with some standout performances.

42nd Annual General Meeting Wednesday July 3, 2013

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TRACK & FIELD MEET at Maple Ridge Secondary School Grades 4 & 5 - Thursday, June 6, 2013 Grades 6 & 7 - Friday, June 7, 2013

PARKING ALERT Please be aware that parking bylaws will be strictly enforced in the vicinity of Maple Ridge Secondary School during this year’s Elementary Track and Field Meet. Illegally parked cars will be towed. Please carpool and be prepared to park several blocks away. Peak traffic times will be from 7:45 to 9:30 am.

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. 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Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ±Until May 31, 2013, lease a new 2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get 3.99% annual percentage rate (APR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $28,999/$30,999 at 3.99% APR for up to 48 months with $0 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $386/$402, total lease obligation is $18,528/$19,296 and optional buyout is $13,906/$15,408. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $9,250. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. 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Purchase financing monthly payment is $349/$360/$686 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $161/$166/$316 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $1,103.62/$2,900.75/$7,864.60 or APR of 1.49%/3.99%/5.89% and total to be repaid is $25,102.62/$25,899.75/$49,363.60. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$6,000 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). 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Community Calendar Member Appreciation Day is the first Saturday in each month. All seniors are invited for tea and a cupcake in the bandstand from 10:30 to noon. All happening in Memorial Peace Park on 224 St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See www.   604-4677433.

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Preschool Daycare 21/2 to 5 years Before &/or After school care K ~ 12 years RACH, Keith Lenwood March 20th 1936 May 27th 2013 It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Keith Rach at the age of 77. He will be loving remembered by his son Don Rach, daughter Sherry Doak, their mother Sandra & his grandchildren Diondra and Jordan Doak. A Service will be held on June 2nd @ 1:00pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel. 11765 - 224th St. Maple Ridge Followed by a celebration of life. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

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SHAW, Harvey Irwin Nov. 12,1920 - Sept. 29, 2010 Raised in Saskatchewan and moved to the Lower Mainland He was married to Ivy for 69 wonderful years. He passed away peacefully in 2010 and has been greatly missed by his loving family and friends. PARFITT, Eulalia (Lally) December 11, 1922 May 23, 2013

Late of Maple Ridge, B.C., aged 81 years. Predeceased by his sister Daphne Grant. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Athleen and sister Judy (Jack) Koetje. Memorial Service Friday June 7th at 1PM in the MAPLE RIDGE FUNERAL CHAPEL (Osborn’s) 11969 - 216th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one’s own choice, would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to

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MUNICH, Joyce Anna (nee Landers) March 16, 1931- May 01, 2013 As her friends and family know, Joyce faced her diagnosis and treatment for cancer with humour, fortitude and a calm rooted in her gratitude for the many blessings in her life. She lost her battle on May 01, 2013, with her children, Gail, Doug and Don and daughter-in-law Sally by her side. Joining us in our grief at the loss of this wonderful woman are her grandchildren, Justine, Julie, Ken and Laura; her remaining sisters, Louise and Gloria; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; her nieces and nephews; and many friends and neighbors. Joyce asked for a small private family memorial and, in lieu of a service, that instead we remember and honour her by living our lives with the same joy and appreciation that she did and by sharing our memories of her with laughter (and tears) whenever we are together. A special thank you from the Munich family to all the wonderful people Joyce met at Ridge Meadows Hospital and McKenny Creek Hospice.

(Linda) & Laurie McMillan (Ken).

She is also dearly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Bahne (Barney) and son Grant. Lillian enjoyed spending time with her large family, gardening, ceramics, bingo, card games and “going to church.� Celebration of Life to be held at Garden Hill Funeral Home 11765 - 224th Street Maple Ridge on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to B.C. Cancer Foundation.


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LANDSCAPE FORMAN Wilco Civil Inc. is looking for an experienced Landscape Foreman for our projects throughout the Lower Mainland and surrounding areas. All candidates must have the following experience: QualiďŹ cations: • 3+ years experience in civil and landscape construction; • Experience in scheduling, ordering, field supervision, quality control and job safety work related habits; • Experience working with trades; • Must have a valid BC drivers license; • Must have your own vehicle; • Must be fluent in English; • First Aid is an asset; Skills Required: • Strong knowledge and experience managing people; • Strong knowledge of quality control; • Extensive knowledge and experience in installing a variety of soft and hard landscape applications • Highly motivated, self driven individual who is detail oriented; • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems as they arrive; • Ability to manage multiple projects; • Able to work effectively with individuals of differing knowledge and background; Wilco offers a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. For further information or to send in your resume to or by fax at 604.882.4753 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE



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SHAW, Ivy Ellen (Houghton) Jan. 25, 1921 - May 25, 2013 Born in Calgary, Alberta the family moved to Vancouver as a teenager. Ivy married Harvey on Aug. 2, 1941. She passed away peacefully with her 5 children by her side. Her 16 grand children, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren and many friends, will miss her smiling face and positive attitude.



DELIVERY DRIVER Meadow Valley Meats - Pitt Meadows, is currently looking for a delivery driver to join our existing team. The successful applicant is friendly, well mannered with excellent communication and customer service skills, you are a motivated self starter, willing to go the extra mile. Good knowledge of the lower mainland is an asset. You will be responsible to assist with loading trucks and making deliveries in a timely manner. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, heavy lifting is required. A criminal record check will be requested upon hiring. Apply in person with resume & drivers abstract to: 18315 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows, Monday to Friday between 11AM - 2PM or Fax resume & drivers abstract to 604-465-4744 or Email resume & drivers abstract to azhar@meadowvalley We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted



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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators,Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051Edson,Alta

AUJLAS’ FARMS LTD FARM LABOURERS required 5 or 6 Days/Week 40 or 50 Hours/Week $10.25/Hour Horticultural work such as: Planting, pruning, spacing and harvesting the crop. Employment starts early July’13 Submit your application to: Phone: 604-465-8153 or by Fax:604-465-9340 or by mail:12554 Woolridge Rd., Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z1

BAKER / MIXER / PRODUCTION STAFF (PORT COQUITLAM BC) Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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RJAMES WESTERN STAR FREIGHTLINER Journeyman Truck & Equipment Partsperson. Busy commercial transport truck dealership in Kamloops has an immediate opening for a journeyman parts person. This position is permanent full time with competitive wage and benefit package. Resumes to Attn: HR Dept 2072 Falcon Rd., Kamloops BC V2C 4J3 Fax: (250)374-7790 Email: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.





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Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

req for wholesale distribution co. in Pitt Meadows. Part-time/Fulltime. Servicing customers on phone, outgoing personality, sales oriented. Also general office duties and must be avail. for limited travel to trade shows. Email resume, and include refs and expected rate of pay: or fax to 604-460-6936. No phone calls.


Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks!


260 604-777-5046 604.503.BARK (2275)




Licensed Certified Caregiver Companionship Medication Administration Transportation Hospital (Doctors Visits) Light Housekeeping Personal Care & More





Bookkeeping & Accounting Payroll, Year-end, Financial Statements, Income Taxes E-FILE Service Ph: 604-465-2123 Cellular: 604-788-0161




Required for Maple Ridge company. Boring Mill and Lathe exp. required. Part-time position, ideal for semi-retired person.





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



Residential & Commercial


Weekly, Bi-Monthly - Best Rates!




GREEN MAIDS Canada Carpet & House Cleaning Experts. Call (604)681-5556 - Book online.

NEED HELP ?? Housecleaning & Maintenance (no chemicals) Move Out (Pack & Go ~ We Clean) Thinking of Selling? (we clean, organize & stage for a quick sale)


* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168


604-468-8889 Home Renovations and New Construction



Lawn Care



Fencing & Allan Block

GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

Free Estimate 18 years experience in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

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

CHOICE RENOVATIONS Bsmt suites, bathrooms, windows siding, H/W tank installation, etc NO JOB TOO SMALL

Leo: 604-657-2375 / 604-462-8620 604-575-5555 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

Gary 467-3024 Cellular 604-671-9694 .supersoil

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT A+ Rating with BB Bureau

604.230.1634 or 604.467.3724

Tony’s Concrete

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.


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


If I can’t do it It can’t be done

Pay-Less Pro Painting

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

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSATILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

SPRING EXT/INT SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

NO Wood byproducts used all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

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

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

We’re your #1 source for

When QUALITY Matters

Scott 604-891-9967

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

Classified Advertising


604-465-3189 604-575-5555 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley


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.

Locally owned and operated. All work guaranteed.


Steve 778-848-0036 Den’s GarDENing Services Spring into Action; cleanups, Hedges, Rubbish removal, Topping, Pruning, Wind or Snow damage & removals, Chipping & Stump grinding.

*Rototilling *Levelling *Gardens *Loader Work *Brush Cutter *Plowing

~ Free Estimates ~

✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Gravel ✶ Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel 604-465-5193 604-465-5197



7 Days / Week

Green Services Ltd

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

A-1 EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR. Quality job, senior rates, free est, residential, commercial. Refs. 15 yrs exp. No job too small.Call 604-476-0766

HUNGRY PAINTERS ceiling, walls, trim, power washing Int/Ext Spray, Brush & Roll 604-467-2532 AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

604-463-3644 604-861-1490 317


✶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

Meadows Landscape Supply


604-941-2263 / 604-725-7246


Full Landscape Construction for 33 Years.


Brad 778-552-3900 Prompt Delivery Available

20 years exp. Free Estimates

20YRS exp. in tiles, hardwood, bath and kitchen reno’s and more. Visit

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

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

All Types Concrete Work W Forming W Grading W Specializing in Stamp W Exposed


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

Dean 604-834-3076

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



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

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


From $65 & Up. 604.230.4444

Flower Beds W Allan Blocks Bark Mulch W River Lava Rock






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


Trimming W Pruning W Topping Clean-upW Garbage Removal


24 Years Experience. QUALITY EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS. Siding, Soffit, Windows and Decks. All work guaranteed. WCB registered. Call Brad Larson at 604-460-6964




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

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

.Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

For Health Pleasure & Well Being *A.M. Special *Private *European



CALL: 604-467-1118



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

101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows


Full Body Swedish Massage




Since 1985 604-808-0212



ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627

Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate.


Please email you resume to:

Call Tim 604-612-5388


GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 1st 9:00am-1:00pm


RAIN OR SHINE Lots of CD’s, DVD’s and books. Hot Dogs, Coffee, Pop & Treats

18810 - 96th Avenue Surrey

(behind Kanaka Elementary)

Professional Installation

604-618-6401 Marcel


Maple Ridge *VILLAGE at KANAKA* *Townhouse Complex* 11160 - 234A Street

604 575 5555

23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd Sat June 1st. 10am ~ 1pm

Balloons, Hot Dogs, Beverages & Prizes!



St. George’s Anglican Church Annual Garage Sale

Check Out Our Unbelievable Prices & Products on-line at;

Maple Ridge, Saturday June 1st 9:00- 1:00 11463 Creekside St. furniture, kids stuff, hsehold items.



Save upto 80% on assorted Mouldings, Flooring & In-Stock Columns.

Tools, clothes, baby stuff, furniture, books, misc. RAIN OR SHINE

•Drainage •Back-Filling •Landscaping & Excavating. Hourly or Contract. 38 Years Exp.

Please email resumes to:

23925 116th Avenue. (From 240th go West on 116th.)

June 7th & 8th 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.


Excavator & Bobcat Services

604-576-6750 or Cell: 604.341.7374


SAT & SUN. JUNE 1 & 2 9am - 3pm.



Electronics, appliances, sporting goods, instruments, DVDs, clothing, toys, and more!


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



MOVING Sale. Everything must go. Sat June 1, 8 am to 4 pm, Sun Jun 2, 10 am to 3 pm. Household items, collectibles, tools, etc. Address 12008 234 St., Maple Ridge


C & C Electrical Mechanical


Saturday, June 1st, 9am-3pm. 34 Unit Gated Community’s ANNUAL SALE

WESTAR POWER & LIGHTING Ltd Electrical contractor # (0201643) Gilbert (604)366-3093

Call Rae for a free consultation


CHERRY HILL’S Annual Garage Sale!

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

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


20239 Ashley Cres. Maple Ridge. Moving Sale. Sat. June 1st, 9am - 4pm

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

For Mr. Mikes. We are looking for hardworking, fun people with flexible schedules. Must have exp & good organizational skills.



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


# 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

Lawn Mowing Service Grounds Maintenance Pruning/Hedging Yard Clean-Ups

(#102055) Bonded


Young at Heart



GREENSKEEPERS Landscape Maintenance & Construction

Residential / Commercial

•MONEY TODAY! •$500-$5000 • Instant Approvals • 60 Day Loans • Privacy Assured • Burnaby & Surrey Locations

F/T Fusion Cook (Jap & Kor foods) Hamada Japanese Rest. (Maple Ridge) High School grad 2-3 yrs exp Eng/Kor is beneficial $17-19 Fax: 604-467-5326





Technician required for Central Interior dealership. Preference to techs with GM experience. Email resume to:


FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

Cash same day, local office.

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallerscamp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers (Falling) –Includes Vehicle/Accommodations • Grapple Yarder Operator • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • Hand Buckers –dryland sort experience an asset • Grader Operator • Log Loader Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Off Highway Truck Drivers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to



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




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

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BRAND NEW Luxury Hotel Queen Mattresses by SERTA

Bulldog Disposal Co. Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential / Commercial

No Job Too Small “ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB




Call Tony 604-834-2597


Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7 RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899



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

Certified, Insured & Bonded

800 coil. 3” Pillow Top. In Original Plastic. Leftover from Hotel Order 10 yr. wrnty. $390 604.791.2621

ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899

• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560



CEDAR HOGFUEL Special Spring prices Sawdust also available

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


• • •




RAINFOREST DECK & RAIL D Deck Rebuilds & Additions D Vinyl Waterproofing D 10 Year No Leak Warranty D Aluminum & Glass Rails The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!

Whether it's comic

Woodland Decks

something for the kid in you in the Classifieds!



books, dirt bikes or video




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

games you crave, you'll find

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



Dan 604-240-3338 604-826-0211


C & C Electrical Mechanical

SUMMERTOP PLUMBING S Hot Water Tanks S New Construction S Renovations S Insured S Bonded


PIANO, Full keyboard, all the bells and whistles. Yamaha Clavinova. $500. Good cond. (604)531-1267

Augustine Soil & Mulch Ltd. Pitt Meadows, BC FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

Call: 604-725-9574

W Design & Renovations W Decks W Fences W Stairs W Retaining walls W Railings Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.



CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977


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

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



Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627

POMERANIAN - 10 weeks old. 2 black males. 1st shot, vet checked, paper trained. $500 (604)941-2959

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

SHELTIES: Sable colored. One 7 month old, two 3 month olds. Ready now. Shots/dewormed. 604-826-6311

25 yrs in roofing industry

Eastcan Roofing & Siding •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

C&C Tree Co. Free Estimates. Call Cassandra 604-725-3007.

TOY POODLE PUPS 4 wks old, 2 males; 1 white, 1 blond/white. $700 each. Avail. June 15. 604-8204230, 604-302-7602

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

AARAYA Tree Services


10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters. 604-812-9721



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



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

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


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




Single Items to Entire Households

MAPLE RIDGE, Central 1bdrm apt, quiet secure bldg, gas f/p, u/g prkg, laundry rm. $850/mo. 604-785-8851

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

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

$525 + util’s

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.

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


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

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

removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates



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


Find the

HOME of Your Dreams!

Real Estate Section - Class 600’s *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell! $200 ~ 604-484-0379

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231


MAPLE RIDGE; 3 Bdrm, 2.5 bath, dble garage, 3 appls. N/S, N/P, ref’s $1500. July 15th. (604)466-1469



Maple Ridge Office & Retail Space

Unbelievable Rates, Starting at $495/month. Various sizes 320sf. - 2000sf. Various downtown locations. Updated and well maintained.

Rick Medhurst Royal LePage Realty



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


MAPLE RIDGE NEWER APARTMENTS ◆ 1 & 2 Bdrm starting at $750 ◆ Six Appliances ◆ Secured Underground Prkg. ◆ Cls. to West Coast Express ◆ Adult Oriented

22334 - 117th Ave Phone 604-463-5660 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

Hot Water S Parking S Avl June 1

1 bdrm. on 3rd floor $795/mo


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

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

Call 604-467-3944 749


Pitt Meadows Marina

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)


MAPLE RIDGE - Thornhill area. lrg. 1 bdrm. Full bath, on acreage. Walk in closet. Full Tile throughout. Pri. entry & prkg. $850/mo. incls. WIFI, laundry & hydro N/S. Small pet okay. Avail. immed. 604-462.0351


The Scrapper

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

P.Coquitlam 1BR $700 incl utils cls to ament new carpet fresh paint full bath sh ldry NS/NP 604-552-4760



MAPLE RIDGE 3 Bdrm T/H, newly reno’d, 1.5 baths, f/p, $1400 + utils. Avail immed. NS/NP. 604-466-8499






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

MAPLE RIDGE: Nr Thomas Haney School. 2 bdrm bsmt suite, small living room. $900/mo hydro & gas inc. Avail. now. (604)467-9251


Full time on-site caretaker. Available Immediately




Fully renovated 1 & 2 bdrm suites

1991 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SEIRRA beaut cond. aircared for 1yr No oil leaks $995 604-465-4953

MAPLE RIDGE 1 bdrm bsmt suite, utils incl. Own W/D. N/S. $750/mo + D.D. June 1st. (604)345-3934

W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

11895 Laitty St, Maple Ridge



Polo Club Apartments



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

604.466.8404 (Erik)

No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express

S Impeccably clean S Heat

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


19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

604-463-4449 604-209-6583



5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. + 3N 5 offices & 2 bathrooms. Two 3 phase & single phase power. 1 bay door 12 x 12. (604)941-2959


22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

~ Since 1987 ~


30 Years Local Service



22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715


#1 Cash Buyer


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


Topping W Falling W Hedging Chipping W Stumpgrinding


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


$$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.

Fully Insured W24 Hour Service .

MAREMMA PUPS, working stock guard pups, protectors of livestock, family or property, will guard whatever it bonds to. Being raised with livestock. No Sunday calls. 1 (604)796-8557 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or


Queen Anne Apts.

Glenwood Manor Apartments

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


MAPLE RIDGE Ctrl lrg 2 bdrm 2 baths, quiet, $1050 incls 5 appls, gas f/p. N/s, n/p. July 1. 465-8268

P/B blue brindle ~ 1 Female Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665



1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$880

Maple Ridge

call (604)582-1598

Call Ian 604-724-6373




(604) 467- 5271



Sorry No Pets


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

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

For more info: google us.

FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

24/7 plumbing, heating, plugged drains


RENOVATED SUITES 1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925


Bro Marv Plumbing



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



(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge


GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups P/B. 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed, 10 weeks old, $700. (604)850-3329





German shepherd cross with husky puppy, Female. 2-1/2 mos. $600/obo. (604)463-8924

HUSKY WOLF X pups. 3 F; 9 wks old. $500/ea. 1st shots/dewormed. Glenn 604-308-3396 Boston Bar.







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2008 Honda Civic DX-G 4dr Sedan

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

2011 Hyundai Accent GL 2dr Hatchback

2011 Hyundai Accent GL 4AT

110,541 km, 5 Spd Automatic, great fuel economy, style and reliability! Complemented by Power Windows, Locks and Mirrors - Air Conditioning & Keyless Entry! Stock#H5304

63,516 km, Automatic, like new! Eligible for our Lifetime Powertrain Warranty with No Mileage Restrictions AND Qualifies for our In House Financing Program! Stock# C3812

51,988 km, 4 Spd Automatic, Reliability, Fuel Economy and Safety! This Local, No Accidents Accent qualifies for Hyundai Certification! Stock# H6069

52,922 km, 4 Spd Automatic, Just arrived! Safe, Reliable and Economical daily driver you have been looking for! Protected by Hyundai Certified Pre-owned Designation. Stock# H1921

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2008 Honda Civic Si 2dr Coupe

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS Sport

2006 Chrysler 300C Loaded

2012 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback

139,362 km, 6 Spd Manual, Just In! Local, No Accidents, One Owner. Performance, Styling and Reliability are yours at a great price! New Tires, New Brakes and fully inspected. Stock# I1627

39,903 km , 4dr Hatchback, Automatic, Alloy Wheels, Sunroof and Fog Lights and eligible for Hyundai Certified Pre-owned Designation extending Factory Warranty to 6 Years/120000kms. Stock# H1037

94,561 km , 5 Spd Automatic , DVD/Navigation, Premium Audio, Leather, Power Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, K & N Cold Air Intake and HEMI make this one the nicest one around! Stock# C7427

17,188 km, Automatic, Fully loaded with Leather, Premium Audio, Power Moonroof, Push Button Start, Microsoft SYNC System and Alloys! Low, Low Kms and No Accidents! Stock# F7520

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2010 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 SuperCab 126 in

2013 Hyundai Elantra GL 4dr Sedan

2009 Hyundai Tucson Limited

2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS

61,686 km, 5 Spd Automatic, Local, No Accidents - this 2010 Ranger Sport 4 x 4 is proteced by Maple Ridge Hyundai’s Exclusive Lifetime Power Train Warranty! Stock# F0423A

23,351 km, 6 Spd Automatic, No Accidents, Locally owned and Dealer Serviced! Comes complete with Heated Seats, Bluetooth Handsfree and Full Remainder of Factory Warranty! Stock# H055

70,748 km, 4 Spd Automatic, AWD, Leather, Premium Audio, Power Sunroof and qualifies for Hyundai Certified Pre-owned Designation! Stock# H5851

33,214 km, 6 Spd Automatic, Automatic Power Sunroof, Premium Alloy Wheels, Fog Lights and Heated Seats in the Front AND Back Seats! Stock# H3723

NOW ONLY $24,777

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SPORT - Hemi 5.7

2013 Kia Sorento LX V6 AWD 6AT

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GL

2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8

49,582 km, Automatic , Quad Cab - 4 x 4, Custom 20” Wheels, Aggressive tires, Max Towing Package, Locking Hard Tonneau Cover, Lowest Kms Around - No Accidents! Stock# D0573

15,706 km, 6 Spd Automatic, Equipped with Smart Proximity Key, Bluetooth Handsfree, Fog Lights, AWD and Power Windows, Locks and Mirrors. Stock# I0589

26,000 km, 6 Spd Automatic, Boasting AWD, Heated Seats, Bluetooth Handsfree, Ipod Interface and protected by Hyundai Certified Pre-owned Designation. Stock# H4325

Premium Package 8AT, 9,854 km, 8 Spd Automatic, Save $10000!!!! Manager’s Demo Vehicle and Now the Savings can by Yours!!!! Low kms, Luxurious and Fully Loaded! Stock# C95866

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