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Coleen Pierre and Eileen Kenworthy are inviting everybody from throughout Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge to the march on Sunday, 3 p.m.

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Katzie march for community Residents feel threatened by drugs and crime by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

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oleen Pierre is mad and wants to reclaim the Katzie community from those threatening it. She’s tired of the kids being scared to go outside, tired of the confrontations between residents

and the drunks and addicts that hang around, and the tension it puts everyone under on the Katzie First Nation reserve in Pitt Meadows. So she’s taking her concerns to her neighbours, hoping they feel the same way and has organized a Reclaiming Our Community march, for this Sunday, at 3 p.m. “Everything has been getting escalated … in the last six months. “I got tired of not feeling safe anymore. I took it upon myself and said screw this, ‘We’re doing it.’”

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The response she’s received so far is encouraging, with many saying they’ll be in front of the band office, where people will carry signs and pound drums. She wants to deliver the message “loud and clear that we will no longer tolerate the effects that this poison is doing to many hearts and minds everywhere … It may be a start for many more to come. I am taking a stand, and I hope and pray that I get your support and stand alongside of my community,” she said.

“The problem has always been there.” But in the past year there’s been an increase in the number of alcohol and drug-fuelled fights, vandalism and theft, with more people – both native and nonnative – who don’t belong on the reserve, taking up residence on the band. Pierre says there are about 30 people in their late teens and early 20s causing the mischief and creating the fear.

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On the defensive, guarding information

have to be told, she added. “You need to let people know if something happens.” She was proud of the IT department’s response once the breach was found. The whole system was shut down until security was fixed. Nevertheless, it took a week before the public was notified, while the breach wasn’t discovered two weeks after it happened. Each time you add an online service is added, vulnerability increases. It is a challenge and you have to keep working at it, she adds. “You have to have the people working in the department that are reliable and good at their jobs and have the ability to do what they need to do. “It’s not something you can do by yourself. You have to have a strong team of people with all sorts of different skills, security people, people who deal with applications, customer service side, programming side, infrastructure side – all working together.”

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he July security breach that rattled the computer cages of Maple Ridge was a spam affair.

“There’s a number of these kind of phishing schemes around,” said Christina Crabtree, manager of the District of Maple Ridge’s information technology department. Maple Ridge sent warning emails and letters last week to residents who used the MyMaple Ridge online services to pay their bills and permits, as well as to residents who paid their taxes through pre-authorized withdrawals. The letters told people some of their information could have been stolen, such as bank account information. Credit card numbers or driver’s licence numbers were never at risk. But after investigating, staff found that spamming, not scamming or theft, was the motivation. The breach allowed the spam to be sent from the district’s servers, sometime on either July 15 or 16, to users of Apple devices in France. “The source appeared to be a French domain and it looks like it was targeted to Apple users,” Crabtree said. The message was written in French and had an “.fr” suffix on the address so that it seemed to come from a French domain. “It’s just an illusion they were trying to create.” “What we are pretty solid on, it was a 12-hour period that we were sending spam. We able to narrow that down with all the logs we have.” The investigation shows little likelihood that personal data was accessed. There was no evidence of any data mining. “We don’t see any evidence of any-

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The spam software broke through district defences on July 2 and attached itself to one of the district’s servers. body getting stuff.” The spam software broke through district defences on July 2 and attached itself to one of the district’s servers. It wasn’t detected until July 21. That’s when staff shut down the systems. Residents were told a week later on July 26. Crabtree said a security audit is underway following the incident, adding there are always ways to improve security. Perhaps more triggers can be added to the system, for example, that would inform when perimeters have been breached. “We have a lot of that stuff in place already. “I think there’s always ways you can improve. “You’re always on defence mode.” Crabtree began focusing on computers for 25 years, after graduating

with a degree in psychology and sociology. She joined the district seven years ago, after managing the Windows system for SFU, and for the past year has been directing the district’s 15-person IT department. As the world goes digital, companies and governments are torn between ensuring information is safe and providing convenient service via computer and the Internet. Almost every service offered by the district, except those requiring a physical presence, has gone digital. People can apply for their homeowner grant for their property tax discount online, they can check the GIS mapping system and find the exact zoning for an address. They can obtain building permits and dog licences and register for swimming lessons.

Now, thanks to wireless, building inspectors can file their reports online without having to return to office, saving time and money. Council business, from reports and display boards from open houses, to agendas and video recordings of public meetings are also on the website. “That’s the balance right? People want to be able to have services,” says Crabtree. “They want to be able to register for classes at the Leisure Centre at midnight. They want to be able to make their payments online. Everybody is so busy. Online services is what people want. So you have to have the balance between supplying services that people need and that when you do, you’re providing them in a secure manner.” And when there’s a risk, people

“Everybody is so busy. Online services is what people want.” Christina Crabtree, manager Maple Ridge IT department When Crabtree got into the business decades ago, e-mail was only internal and there was no Internet. Now, it’s all virtual and cyber in a parallel universe where characters flit as digital ghosts. The thieves come from all places, she points out. Whereas hacking used to be done for bragging rights for prestige, there is now value in breaking into systems by stealing identification, technology, ideas and money. “You’re all so exposed. Twenty-five years ago, we had to make sure the server was in a locked room.”

Be green this summer by letting your lawn go yellow Sprinkler regulations in effect until Sept. 30 by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

Homeowners in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows bent on keeping their grass green could face stiff fines as the municipalities step up patrols this summer to catch violators. In addition to patrols, people are happy to report neighbours who are breaking Metro Vancouver’s water conservation policy, which limits residential lawn sprinkling to three mornings per week between 4 and 9 a.m. Pitt Meadows bylaw officer Leslie Elchuk fields an average of two complaints a week, while Maple Ridge received nine calls about violators since the restrictions came into force June 1. Both municipalities, however, are reluctant to hand out fines, which start at $100 in Pitt Meadows and $75 in Maple Ridge. Every summer, water use almost

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Newly planted trees that are not close to homes have “watering bags,” which slowly drip water into the ground. doubles while rainfall is at its lowest in Metro Vancouver. One lawn sprinkler uses as much water in one hour as 25 toilet flushes, five loads of laundry and five dishwasher loads - combined. “People are usually pretty good about following the restrictions,” said Elchuk, who prefers to get

people to comply by educating them. One vigilant resident even called Elchuk to complain about city properties breaking the bylaw after he spotted a lawn being watered outside the caretaker house in South Bonson. The caretaker’s lawn had been

seeded recently, but the parks department had not applied for a permit to water it. “Even though they are a city department, they still need to get a permit,” said Elchuk. Metro Vancouver broke the record for the sunniest and driest July this year. The hot spell has been a blessing and a bit of a burden for the parks and recreation department. It meant staff had to increase watering to protect sand-based sports fields, but could cut back on mowing lawns. Newly planted trees that are not close to homes have “watering bags,” which slowly drip water into the ground. Parks staff have also put tags on trees or door knobs to ask residents to help out. “If you can give us a slow trickle from the garden hose or dump a five gallon of water on new boulevard trees during times like this, it would help,” said manager of parks and open spaces Geoff Mallory. The big bonus of the hot weather

– all the spray parks are full. “The kids are just loving it,” Mallory adds. Lawn sprinkling regulations are in effect from June 1 to Sept. 30.

When to water One hour a week is all you really need for a healthy lawn. Residential: • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. • Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday. Non-residential: • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 1 a.m. - 6 a.m. Monday and Wednesday • Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 1 a.m. - 6 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday • All non-residential addresses can also sprinkle 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. Friday.


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Years ago when I was just a lad our family sedan was not only the daily driver, grocery getter, or Dad’s work transportation, it was also our summer ticket to a holiday, with me sitting in the back seat of a 1967 Mercury Comet Caliente two door fastback, while Dad drove mile after mile. Those 289 cubic inches of V-8 pushed us fast enough that the wind blowing through the car made it bearable to sit on the clear plastic seat covers. Even now some forty plus years later that car still looks sleek, like its moving even when it’s sitting still. I remember when my dad bought the car and drove it home. Man did I think he was cool buying such a styling set of wheels. Remember those were the sixties, I was almost a teenager and parents were to be avoided at all costs. Cars have always been a bridge between generation gaps. Something a parent and teenager can agree on. Well maybe I won’t go that far. I remember Dad teaching me how to wash a car properly. Yes there is right and wrong way to wash a car. Mostly I remember getting wet as he took every opportunity to spray me with the hose. He always held the hose for some reason. Your vehicle is a big part of your daily routine, which is a big part of your life, so it only makes sense to look after it. Teach your kids how to wash it, vacuum it, check the tire pressures, oil levels etc. You might learn something in the process. If that goes well, you might want to teach them how to mow the lawn. What the hay it’s worth a try. Have you ever noticed that most young people drive too fast and most old people drive too slow? What’s with that? If only we could slow down the young ones and speed up the old ones, we would have it made, life would be good. The young ones all start off slow and cautious as they’re learning and then all of a sudden with less than a year driving experience under their belt, they all become seasoned professional race drivers. Yet we old fart’s who’ve been driving forever, I included, with 35 plus years seem to slow down as each year passes, makes you think. Well its summer time once again so I urge all of you motorists out there to take care while driving your set of wheels. There are more kids playing on the streets. I guess their parents are not paying attention as the roads are for vehicles not kids. There are tourists everywhere and a lot more traffic volume due to the great weather we’re having. So by all means drive carefully, cautiously and defensively while keeping your eyes peeled, your life may depend upon it. If you’re going away on a trip with your family vehicle as transportation, let us check it out before you leave.

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Finding homes for snakes gets harder Maple Ridge vet rethinks adopting out large reptiles by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

A Maple Ridge vet who treats exotic animals may stop adopting out large snakes and reptiles following the deaths of two young boys in New Brunswick. “It’s something I’m going to have to reconsider,” said Dr. Adrian Walton, a veterinarian at Dewdney Animal Hospital. He has found homes for 20 snakes since B.C. banned many exotic species three years ago. Walton hasn’t had many pleasant encounters with African rock pythons, the species of snake which strangled the brothers Sunday while they slept. “Rock pythons can be more than a little bit grumpy, unfortunately,” he says. He’s only treated a rock python twice in Maple Ridge, but frequently worked with them while in the United States. “My first experience with an African rock python was an 18-footer that required seven or eight people to move it from one cage to another. That was not a pleasant snake,” he adds. The African rock python is popular with reptile enthusiasts. They can bought online for $100 or $200 or at a reptile show across the border and smuggled into the province. People are allowed to have larger snakes as pets in B.C., but owners need to have permission. There are 61 registered python owners in B.C., according to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. That includes 40 kept as pets, 16 for commercial filming, four at zoos or aquariums and one for research. Walton believes it’s important to distinguish between the owners - experts like him who keep reptiles and find them incredibly interesting, and others who want a big snake to make them, in his words, look tough. “The tough guy image is a joke. I can handle up to a 12-foot python, but I also collect Star Wars figures,” says Walton. Although he is an expert at handling reptiles and has a permit, he rarely brings them home. He has housed Nile monitor lizards at his

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12 people have died from constrictor snakerelated incidents in the United States (17 deaths since 1978). To Walton’s knowledge, there have been none in Canada before the Cambellton, N.B. tragedy. “Compare that to the 20-plus people a year that are killed by horses. This is extraordinarily rare,” he said. Walton adds most python owners know how to care for the snakes, but the enclosures they are kept in are usually too small.

“You need to devote a whole room of your house to this animal. The standard rule of care is the length of the animal dictates the width and length of the enclosure.” Although he’s found good homes for the snakes who’ve been abandoned by their owners, Walton is now a little uncomfortable with people keeping them as pets, even those with expertise. He’s still caring for a sixfoot long albino Burmese python that was found in Chilliwack in June. The snakes and reptiles that don’t find homes get euthanized. “I try to make sure I get qualified people to look after them,” he said. “It’s going to be an interesting experience down the road. Do I give these snakes up to people?” Penalties for breeding or releasing a controlled alien species into the wild range from fines of $2,500 to $250,000 or two years in prison. Owning a reptile that’s on the controlled species list without a permit could land you a $100,000 fine and one year in prison.

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Not so smart They’re called smartphones, but the way some people use them is anything but smart – giving us all legitimate cause for concern about public safety. A recent poll that shows that 64 per cent of adults in B.C. own a smartphone, and that 18 per cent of those consider themselves “strongly addicted to the device.” The majority who placed themselves in that particular category describe their addiction as ‘manageable.’ That all changes, of course, when the addict is faced with incontrovertible evidence – usually some severe crisis or tragedy – that calls for an immediate change in behaviour. The question is, should we, as a society, be expected to pay the price of such a crisis or tragedy? Particularly when it’s something like an accident caused by driving without due care and attention? Smartphones offer entertainment and information through a multitude of apps, and they have practical uses in terms of communication, particularly in emergencies, that have, so far, merely scratched the surface of their potential. But they also function as a distraction. According to the poll, those who describe themselves as addicted estimate they spend an average of 2.5 of their waking hours staring at their keypads and screens. If that time was spent in one block of time, it might be a different matter – but it’s spread throughout the day, often while the users are multi-tasking in some way. We should all be more aware of the imminent dangers such devices present – and to make sure that we are actually controlling them – and not the other way around. Humans are inevitably flawed – and there is always the temptation to make just one short call, check that one detail, complete that half-finished text or glance at that incoming message. A quick look, a few more words, just this once – who could it hurt? Possibly more than just ourselves. – Black Press

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t seems clear that our town fathers, and mothers, are all high-stakes gamblers. Whether it’s industrial or commercial proposals for the Albion Flats or buying up the now flattened neighbourhood eyesores east of municipal hall, council members Sidewinder Sandy Macdougall seem ever willing to gamble taxpayer dollars on fiscally questionable projects. In the case of the fairgrounds, over the past decade or so, council has approved untold amounts of staff time and funds in vain attempts to remove the flats from the agricultural land reserve. The Agricultural Land Commission, the ruling provincial body, has repeatedly denied those applications, but council plunges heedlessly on. The gamble involved is that, even after spending all that staff time and associated costs on the Albion Flats, council and staff seem almost oblivious to the potential impact of the Kwantlen development just to the east. Once fully developed, the Kwantlen site will include an estimated 280,000 square feet of commercial space, making it significantly larger than Haney Place Mall. Only a fool, or municipal hall occupant, would not recognize such a development as a serious threat to the viability of the Albion Flats proposal.

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Municipal council and senior municipal staff seem willing to gamble the long-term future fiscal stability of Maple Ridge on such pie-in-the-sky stuff. While fumbling about with the Albion Flats application, council has done little or nothing to support other applications to exclude lands from the agricultural land reserve. Some of those applications are far more fiscally viable and far less of a gamble than the municipality’s own pipe dreams. Anything involving expanded industrial development in Maple Ridge is a huge gamble for private investors. One need look no further than the former Kirkpatrick Sand and Gravel site northeast of Webster’s Corners. The site has been cleared, fenced and subdivided for several years, but sits almost vacant. The developer has millions of dollars invested and now has little to show for his efforts other than paying municipal taxes. Had the municipality been willing to extend sanitary sewers to the site, chances are it would have attracted far greater interest than it does at present with each individual site encumbered by septic fields. If nothing else, development of the former gravel pit exposes the inconsistency in municipal attitudes towards private industrial and commercial developers. That inconsistency may have been one of the main reasons why private commercial development in the core has languished and resulted in the municipality buying the residential properties east of

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Haney Place Mall. It seems no private investor was willing to gamble on what goofy plots might have been foisted on them by inept politicians and indifferent municipal staff. And now the properties sit vacant, awaiting the results of a municipal fishing expedition into the development world. Oddly enough, when it comes to real gambling such as casinos, Maple Ridge has shown no hesitancy in jumping on the slots parlor bandwagon.

“And now the properties sit vacant, awaiting the results of a municipal fishing expedition into the development world.” On the surface, it appears that the advent of the slots parlor has been a fiscal winner for the municipality, with close to a million dollars in added revenue from the Bingoplex operation. It is estimated that the new casino, set to open this fall at its Lougheed Highway location, will produce over a million dollars per year in addition to property taxes on the facility. This is perhaps the biggest and most cynical gamble of all, as municipal council reaps the benefits of an activity that is seen by many as just another tax on the poor. Sandy Macdougall is a retired journalist and former district councillor.

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‘No conflict of interest for Ashlie’ Editor, The News: Re: Taxpayers footing bill for both positions (Letters, Aug. 2). I fail to see how Cheryl Ashlie’s acceptance of a parttime position as an assistant to newly-elected MLA Doug Bing is improper. Ashlie’s positions are dissimilar and do not conflict with one another. As an elected municipal councillor, Ashlie has no direct influence on provincial government policy. Her new job as an assistant in an MLA’s constituency office is not an elected position, so she will have no power or influence over policy whatsoever in that capacity. So where is the conflict of interest? There is none. Her critics suggest Ashlie’s loyalties will be divided. This spurious argument says more about her detractors, who seem to view local government as little more than a soapbox for criticizing the provincial government. Having spent most of my life in Burnaby, I have no patience with municipal councils that spend inordinate time discussing issues that aren’t even under their jurisdiction. As for accusations Ashlie is double-dipping, let’s get real. The job of councillor in Maple Ridge is part-time and council sessions are held in the evening. Historically, many councillors have successfully juggled their council duties with full-time jobs. Ashlie’s two positions are, at most, equivalent to one full-time job. To say she is swilling at the public trough is to call anyone who collects a taxpayer-funded paycheck a pig. Frankly, I smell sour grapes over the NDP’s epic failure in the last provincial election. Kirk Brown Maple Ridge

In the end, Mr. Body was in various violent ways. bludgeoned to death in the Hangings, shootings and salon with a candlestick blunt-force trauma take the wielded by Mrs. White, the life of hapless Mr. Body again cold-blooded killer who looks and again and again. no more dangerous than a The carnage litters various kindly librarian. elegant rooms in a grand The savage act was deduced mansion frequented by an by my 12-year-old son, who assortment of wealthy and joined me and his big sister in high-ranking people. that night’s detective hall of There’s a professor and a fame. colonel among the killers. Commentary Three rounds of the board Clue is not alone in board game Clue and three different Chris Foulds games that replicate the uglier Sherlock Holmes solving the side of real life. mystery. Risk mimics that which we all profess In this age of heads tilted and eyes to wish would be eradicated from the fixated and thumbs tap-tap-tapping on face of the earth – war. The goal is smartphones and iPods, unplugging to have your troops kill all the other from the video addiction and tossing troops in battle and conquer the territhe dice on a good old-fashioned board tories of your opponent, invading and, game offers a refreshing reprieve. presumably, enslaving the populace, But, as video-game violence and asMonopoly is the most popular board sociated mayhem on the Internet gets game of all time and the goal is to bemuch press, I took a look at the board come filthy rich while bankrupting all game on the table and the stacks of others. In Monopoly, as in real life, the board games in the closet and realized rich get richer, the poor get poorer and we have always been tied to real-life the middle class doesn’t have a chance. scenarios, even when trying to escape Sorry is a simple game in which you the same in games, be they board or race others to the finish line while dovideo. ing everything you can to thwart their Take Clue, for example. success, each time saying you are sorry It’s a fantastic game that forces playdespite not meaning it – not unlike the ers to draw on their powers of deducrecent provincial election campaign. tion, but the central theme is murder, Even the venerable Game of Life,

which was unveiled in 1860, the very year the U.S. Civil War began, has managed to stay relevant with society’s ever-changing values. The game I remember from my childhood had players choosing to go to college or get a job, the latter being a decision that would likely land a player in the “poor farm,” the former being a choice that would likely see the player retire in “Millionaire Acres.” In the 1990s, the game was updated with recycling and helping the homeless added to the play. Of course, the next updated version I buy will likely have us landing on spaces that gift us 20 per cent pay hikes as city administrators, or spaces giving us 100 per cent medical and dental coverage, courtesy of taxpayers in The Game of Life. Hey, it happens in real life, so why not in The Game of Life? Video games and 3D movies do not have exclusive domain over virtual reality. It’s right there, in our closets, on boards carrying memories of your youth. Do yourself a favour – drop the Wii remotes and dust off Battleship. It will feel good. Christopher Foulds is editor of Kamloops This Week, a Black Press affiliate.

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A conservation officer will be looking into the issue next week. The elk could be from the original herd of 23 that was relocated into Upper Pitt Lake in January 2005. The Ministry of Environment took on the project in order to repopulate the area with the Roosevelt elk, which were native to the area before being wiped out by hunters at the turn of the 20th Century. The ministry repopulated the area in the Upper Pitt Lake in order to take some pressure off

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She calls the strangers squatters and notes many are living at the landfill on the northern portion of Katzie land on Bonson Road. About half of the 30 or so are non-native. “We actually know who they are and where they’re headed.” She’s inviting everyone on the reserve and anybody in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge to show up and to bring their lawn chair or umbrella and a dish for a potluck dinner to follow. The goal is to bring at least some peace and security back to the reserve so kids can play in the outdoors without fear. “That’s who I’m doing it for, the next generation.” She wants to make a better future for the younger generation by stressing the importance of education as a way to move forward. “They definitely don’t feel safe down here anymore.” It’s so bad that parents have to drive their little kids two or three homes away, she confides. Pierre’s concern is evident in her voice. She talks in muted tones so as not to alert neigh-

bours. The band council has even asked her to tone it down a bit, for her own safety. It used to be that drug and alcohol addiction were under control and the heavy drinking would take place on weekends. Now, the tone is different and it’s more confrontational.

“That’s who I’m doing it for, the next generation.” Coleen Pierre, Katzie resident

“Now, it’s every day of the week. Even two to three in the middle of the afternoon.” Pierre said years ago when there was an agreement with Ridge Meadows RCMP, officers used to make regular patrols on the reserve. Now, they only show up when responding to an

incident. Katzie resident Eileen Kenworthy said everybody from throughout Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge is welcome on Sunday. “We need all the support we can get.” No one on the Katzie band council wanted to comment about the issue. Two years ago, band resident Harold Moody raised the same issue. In 2011, Moody was trying to get the Katzie administration to crack down on seven houses on the reserve, which he claimed harboured unsavoury folks. His complaints to the RCMP, Pitt Meadows fire department and band office, he said, fell on deaf ears. Moody claimed several houses on Katzie were being used as bases to rip apart stolen wires and cables, as well as melt down metal, which is then sold at a metal recycling depot down the road. He was later doused with gasoline, but survived the attack. Ridge Meadows RCMP say they haven’t noticed an increase in crime on the reserve recently.


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B.C. liquor laws get another look by To m Fletch e r Black Press

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VICTORIA – A glass of wine at the spa? A craft beer at the farmer’s market? Can B.C. survive the next wave of modernization of its archaic liquor laws? These suggestions are part of a review of liquor policy promised by the B.C. government in its February throne speech and rolled out Wednesday. Richmond MLA John Yap has been assigned to examine regulations that unnecessarily restrict business, making recommendations to the provincial cabinet by November. One proposal is allowing under-aged children to have lunch at a pub with their parents during the day, as they can do in a licensed restaurant. As well as considering licences for farm markets and spas, the review is to look at why it takes up to a year to issue a liquor licence to a business. Letters are going out to 10,000 licence holders and rural liquor

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Invitation to Quote District of Maple Ridge ITQ-PL13-59 Site Grading at Hammond Stadium 20601 Westfield Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC The District of Maple Ridge (hereinafter called the District) Invites Quotations from interested and qualified parties for site grading including sod stripping, excavation and surface leveling of a playing field at Hammond Park located at 20601 Westfield Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. Quotations are requested at the location below on or before: 2:00 pm local time, August 29, 2013: District of Maple Ridge 11995 Haney Place, Reception Desk (Main Floor) Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6A9 ATTENTION: Nichole Walsh, Purchasing Supervisor Quotations received after the closing time may or may not be considered. Quotations received by facsimile machine or electronic media will not be considered. A NON-MANDATORY site meeting is scheduled for 10:30 am (local time) on August 16, 2013 at 20601 Westfield Avenue, Maple Ridge B.C. Attendance is NON - Mandatory to submitting a Quote The District may not necessarily accept the lowest price quoted, or any quotation. There will be no public opening for this Invitation to Quote. Copies of the Invitation to Quote are available for download from BCBid at www.bcbid.ca on or before Monday, August 12, 2013. Once a contract has been awarded the name(s) of the successful Contractor(s) will be available to anyone upon request. All submissions become the property of the District of Maple Ridge and are subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Legislation. All inquiries regarding this Invitation to Quote are requested in writing to Nichole Walsh at nwalsh@mapleridge.ca or fax: 604-466-4328.

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ne of the most important decisions people can make, as they age, is what to do about living accommodations. For most, indecision will lead to panic decision-making and the outcome can be disappointing for the elderly and frustrating for the family. For most elderly, the most common decision regarding housing is to simply stay put.  The desire to maintain independence and to be surrounded by familiar places and people are pretty strong influences in that non-decision.  For many, that decision might be the right one and it’s certainly easy for families to support it for as long as their parents can support themselves. The challenge comes when circumstances change.  In the management of eldercare facilities by the government, the elderly are rated on a scale that determines the kind of care they will need.  Every province has different terminology, but essentially the ratings go from completely independent to requiring full-time assistance for everything (acute care or severe Alzheimer’s). A couple of decades ago, most of the people in the long-term health care facilities were in the middle of this range, and staffing needs were established based on that.  Now, virtually 100 per cent of the residents of long-term health care facilities are at the dependent end of the scale, yet the staffing

formulae have changed little. have few established options are More than residences, these going to find themselves dealing facilities have really become mini- with a full-blown family crisis of hospitals without the doing the right thing for attendant equipment or their family members. staffing to fully support It appeals to me that the complex health needs everyone, the elders and of those living there. their adult children, There has been a need to understand the greater emphasis on system, and the various building or licensing prioptions, before it is vate facilities, as public needed.  facilities have developed In this way, entry into long waiting lists and the health care system higher levels of depenat an earlier stage might dent patients. But most As we age benefit them when of the private facilities or if a sudden change have opted to stay at the Graham Hookey of health necessitates less dependent end of the greater support.  spectrum, where staffing levels are Already being associated with lower, or at least the level of care a health care facility that has needed from staff creates less risk varying levels of care can make for them and the residents. the transition from one level to What can often happen in a the other that much more simple, time of crisis is that a family can and less chaotic, than trying to find themselves scrambling, while butt into the system when a crisis under duress, to find suitable occurs. accommodations when indepenI have to confess that when my dent living is no longer possible.  very independent mother decided It can be a lack of available to go into a retirement home, resources at certain care levels or rather than live in her own house a lack of financial resources to pay for part of the year and with me for those that are available that part of the year, I was not happy.  I can lead to frustration and disapfelt guilty that she did not feel we pointment. could support her.  With an aging population, the But she had seen what had problem of accommodation for happened to others and she was the elderly at all levels is only determined to have her foot in going to become greater and the the health care system, for her importance of having a plan that sake, and ours, when the time much more critical.  came that she needed it. The government, in my opinion,   is not going to be able to respond Graham Hookey writes on quickly and compassionately to education, parenting and elderevery sudden need and those who care ( ghookey@yahoo.com).

Measles cluster in Fraser East Eastern residents of the Fraser Health region are being warned about a rise in measles cases. Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope are low immunized areas and at more risk to outbreaks, according to according to the chief medical health officer. The most recent exposure to this highly contagious virus has occurred in a post-natal unit at the

Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. Up to 60 women and newborns have been exposed to the virus by a visitor who was infectious with early measles at the time. Public Health staff are contacting the affected families directly to offer immunoglobulin in order to reduce the chance of the infection developing. Fraser Health says the most effective protection against the virus is two doses of the vaccine, which is free to all those born after 1957.

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Interested Applicants are requested to send their Submissions clearly marked “RFEI-PL13-54” to: Email: nhearts@mapleridge.ca or via fax to 604-466-4328. The Commission reserves the right to reject any or all Submissions or to accept the Submission deemed most favourable in the interest of the Commission. The Commission will not be responsible for any cost incurred by the Applicant in preparing the Submission.

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Sales still strong at Larco’s Morgan Crossing By Kerry Vital

Morgan Crossing is an amazing pedestrian-friendly village that you don’t often see in the Lower Mainland. With tons of fantastic stores, spacious homes located right in the heart of the village and almost any amenity you can think of within walking distance, it comes as no surprise that there is only a limited number of condominium suites left. “We still have a great selection available, but sales will

be wrapping up soon,” says Bryan Woolley of Fingerprint Strategies. “The response has been tremendous.” Built by Larco Investments, Morgan Crossing is wellknown as a gathering place for residents from all over Metro Vancouver. Buyers from nearly every city in the region have been looking to purchase one of the homes there. The village has shopping, dining, community events and amenities right outside your front door, including Winners, Town Shoes, Everything Wine and Thrifty Foods. You’ll also be

able to fit in a workout at the Steve Nash Sports Club. “People fall in love with the village,” Woolley says. “It’s what sets Morgan Crossing apart.” Homes at Morgan Crossing start at $275,900 including GST and transition taxes for a two-bedroom suite. For more information, visit www.morgancrossing.ca or call 604-5821336. The presentation centre is open daily except Fridays between noon and 5 p.m.

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Intracorp’s River Park Place will soon join Richmond’s Oval Village neighbourhood, above, where buyers can take advantage of all the amazing amenities the neighbourhood has to offer, including leisure and recreation, shopping and dining. Among the features you’ll find in your new home are stainless-steel appliances and chic and modern cabinetry, above right.

The new luxury at River Park Place By Kerry Vital

Richmond’s Oval Village is welcoming sophisticated luxury to the neighbourhood with Intracorp’s River Park Place. The new condominium and townhome development is already garnering buzz. “These homes stand out from the crowd,” says Intracorp’s Director of Sales Barrett Sprowson. “The response so far has been

really positive.” The project will encompass three buildings and over 500 homes. Over 30 homes were sold last month. The one-, two- and three-bedroom homes are spacious and inviting, with floorplans ranging from 465 to over 2,000 square feet. “These floorplans make sense to a wide range of people,” says Sprowson, adding that buyers so far have included downsizers and young couples looking to move away from renting or their starter home. “These homes are really efficient,” Sprowson says. “There’s no wasted space.” Some of the features you’ll find in your new home include stainless-steel appliances, solid engineered quartz countertops and a full-height marble mosaic backsplash in the kitchen. The modern kitchen cabinetry includes high-gloss solid white lacquer upper

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cabinets and horizontal-grain real wood veneer lower cabinets, all built in Canada. The soaker tub in the bathroom is made for spa-like relaxation, complemented by the natural stone porcelain tile flooring, solid marble countertops and European frameless glass shower enclosure. You’ll find laminate flooring throughout the main living areas, with low-profile soft touch broadloom carpeting in the bedrooms. When you’re in the mood for some time outdoors, you’ll love the expansive outdoor patio or balcony in your new home. The amenities are some of the most amazing things about River Park Place. Among them you’ll find a yoga mezzanine, fully equipped fitness centre, dog-wash station, media room and training court with space to play basketball or badminton. “These are little things that make sense,”

Sprowson says. “We picked up the concept of a whole home, taken all of those things you’re looking for and put them into some form of amenity at River Park Place. You don’t expect to get that in a condo.” For the next several week, River Park Place will be holding weekend events that celebrate all those amenities. The next one, a three-onthree basketball scrimmage, will take place on Aug. 10 at the River Park Place sales centre. “Intracorp is fielding a team,” Sprowson laughs. “The old guys are going to get schooled!” There will be a grilling exhibition on Aug. 17 and daylight yoga on Aug. 24. The Oval Village neighbourhood has been rapidly growing since the end of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and River Park Place is perfectly situated to take advantage of everything the neighbourhood has to offer. “Our buyers are really starting to appreciate the evolution of the area,” Sprowson says. “This is the number-one neighbourhood in Richmond.” Buyers will have access to transit via the Canada Line just minutes away, as well as the Vancouver International Airport, the Richmond dyke trails and all of the shopping, dining and leisure activities in the area. T&T Supermarket will open its doors nearby, as well as medical, dental and banking services. Homes at River Park Place start at $229,900. For more information, visit www. intracorp.ca/riverparkplace, call 604282-7838 or visit the sales centre at 7100 Elmbridge Way, open every day except Fridays between noon and 5 p.m.

GVHBA SUMMER SOCI SOCIAL The Suppliers Council and the Membership Committee are holding a social networking event on Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The event is open to GVHBA members, guests of GVHBA members and invited non-members. Call 778-565-4288 for more information.

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Wired or wireless – home electronics options By Robert Prince

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ith so many options to choose from, and as many potential configurations as there are people, it’s pretty much impossible to describe the typical home entertainment and electronics set-up. One thing is certain, however – every good system begins with good planning. Big or small, the starting point for any entertainment and electronics system installation is going to be the wish list. Putting down on paper the desired components will get things rolling, says Richard Rex of Digital Valley Entertainment. You might not be able to get everything you want, he says, but at least you’ll have a place from which to begin. A host of decisions must be made. What kind of television screen, if any? What kind of music playback set-up? Will gaming systems be included? How best to incorporate Internet options? How will you control everything? These are just some of the questions you’ll have to ask yourself about what you want, says Rex. Then you have to start thinking about the cost involved, not to mention whether everything you want can be easily accommodated. Eventually, one of the biggest questions you’re going to have to ask is whether a wired or wireless set-up will work best in your home. If you’re building a home or renovating, the question becomes much easier, says Dave Sheppard, co-owner of Haney Sewing and Sound, because when the wall and ceiling cavities are exposed, the best option is usually going to be a wired installation. “There are some limitations to Wi-Fi [wireless] that people

Richard Rex of Maple Ridge’s Digital Valley Entertainment adjusts the cables for a home theatre system.

need to be cognizant of, and a wired installation is generally the best option [to eliminate those limitations], but running network wires is something most people are only going to do if they have wall and ceiling access,” says Sheppard. Wireless technology has come a long way in recent years, and it’s getting better all the time, Rex acknowledges, but it can still experience interference from other equipment, and it is subject to dead spots when the signal won’t penetrate certain materials. For those reasons, he agrees that wired systems are still superior because they provide direct, dedicated signal that usually can’t be interfered with. “The problem with wireless technology,” says Rex, “is that

these appliances we use – cordless phones, microwaves, home entertainment, etc. – all share the same spectrum, and while there are multiple channels within that spectrum, you really have to know what you’re doing to minimize the problems.” Now, while wired systems might be better than wireless, the reality is not all homeowners have the option of running wires throughout the house. For that reason we have wireless, and Sheppard says it’s certainly not a bad option by any means for those who need it. “Wireless [technology] is getting better and better,” he says. “If you spend money on good equipment, and get yourself a good quality router, you can often avoid much of the hassle associated with

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wireless systems.” The great thing about wireless is that it lets you take your entertainment options pretty much anywhere you like, offers Rex, who notes that most homes have multiple entertainment areas these days. “Kitchens are important locations these days because so much living is done in the kitchen. Master ensuites and master bedrooms usually get some attention, and outdoor living areas are huge right now, not only for music, but also for television.” The other thing about wireless is that it is nearly ubiquitous, says Sheppard. Everything is getting the wireless treatment, from entertainment equipment to the control systems used to run them,

units like Control 4, a smart remote control system that can program just about everything in your home, from your stereo and television to the blinds and lights. One of the great things about the new technology is that it’s so much cheaper than it used to be, says Rex, so more people are able to afford bigger and better set-ups regardless of whether they’re going wired or wireless. “Component prices are relatively cheap compared to 20 to 30 years ago,” he states, “and while not everyone can afford the newest and best technology, those on more modest budgets still have lots of options available to them, too, so there’s pretty much something for everyone.” – Robert Prince is a freelance writer who lives in Maple Ridge.

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#1006 1180 Pinetree Way, COQ. • 3 bdrms, 9 ft ceilings, gas FP • Evergreen line coming soon! • Close to shopping, parks, schools $419,900 • 2 PARKING MLS V1006839 $398,800 STALLS

Seniors Real Estate Specialist

#112 22950 116 Ave, MR

MOVE-IN READY

CENTRAL LOCATION

HAMILTON

LUKE

www.rpluke.com

• LARGEST 3 bedroom

$304,900

234,800

$

$

HUGE LOT

2.23 ACRES ON CITY WATER

Great opportunity! Five bedrooms, 21/2 baths with 2650 sq. ft. on a 13,509 sq. ft. lot. The home has a double garage & I/G swimming pool. On no through street.

Executive 4 bdrm rancher w/top quality upgrades. Property offers a separate guest house, large deck, pool, hot tub and newer barn, riding ring, pasture & paddock. Private gated setting w/cul de sac location. Reduced price.

• Right below Thomas Haney School

Jan Hickman 604-828-3445 The Realtor who unites “Hearts and Homes”

SUNDAY 1-3 PM

OPEN SATURDAY 1-3

468,000

$

542,000

$

187,000

ALL UPDATED!

NEEDING MORE SPACE?

NO MORE RENT!

Super Somerset home @ 19583 Somerset Dr. Pitt Meadows! This two storey home features a family room on main and 3 upper spacious bdrms. Lots of updates – See you on Sunday 1-3

This super sized family home features 4 bdrms (easy to make more if needed), Great Room on main floor, LARGE kitchen and a fully finished basement. So many extra’s here – PLUS located in a cul-de-sac! Call me to view today!

Why rent? This 2 bedroom & 2 bath condo is located in the heart of M. R. very spacious and shows beautifully! With 10% down – cheaper to own than rent! Call me for your viewing appointment today!

Neufeld

Licensed Realtor

549,900!!

ACREAGE FOR IN-LAWS!!

AIR CONDITIONED!!

Shacking up with the family? BEAUTIFULLY renovated 1200 Actually, it’s ‘heat pumped’ but A/C sounds way cooler….CHECK OUT this awesome multilevel family home! BIG kitchen with foot 2 bedroom rancher with master ensuite, walk-in closet & level access to the private deck & yard, GREAT ROOM with basement workshop! WONDERFULLY crafted 3500 foot 4 BIG bedroom 2 storey, all on 5 big frontage acres close to Whonnock sunset view, 3 bedrooms & den, walkout roughed in basement ready for your customization. Elementary and Whonnock Lake. Plentiful drilled water supply.

448,800

22845 Docksteader Circle, Maple Ridge

JUSTIN@JUSTINHENNESSEY.COM •3 levels fully finished with customized basement. •3 bedrooms up, plus 1 down. •Tons of upgrades, handscraped hardwood, granite, stainless steel, heat pump. •Beautiful hedged yard with custom deck. •Basement media room

614,900

$

FRASERVIEW VILLAGE 55 PLUS •Spacious layout with balcony out front, and ground level patio overlooking greenbelt •2 bedrooms up, with 3rd down, plus a rec room •Double garage •Walking distance to shopping, transit and the town centre

734,900

$

www.justinhennessey.com

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4

$

10362 MCEACHERN STREET

SWEET CORNER VIEW!!

12426 KLASSEN PLACE Just reduced. Family affair, well kept homes & lands - that’s the setting for this 4 bedroom basement entry. Fenced back yard that’s perfect for small children & puppies & a basement for rainy days. Load up the station wagon & let us show you your new home. Private lot, 9,000 sq. ft. $528,800

AWARD WINNING OAKVALE HOME AT SILVER RIDGE

27671 - 112TH AVENUE

STUNNING VIEWS from this 9th floor 2 BEDROOM & DEN home! Fully LOADED, decadent ensuite, GRANITE countertops, NORTHEAST CORNER luxury suite with VIEWS TO INFINITY and beyond! Two luxurious baths, ISLAND KITCHEN, tremendous views all year round.

10-19148 124TH AVE., PITT MEADOWS Feels like a house. End unit privacy in small delightful country crossing. One of the largest floor plans. This spacious 3 bdrm, 3 bath home features 9’ ceilings, gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen w/stainless appliances, open floor plan and in immaculate condition. $354,800

604.805.4669

604-657-6830 I artneufeld.com

#902 – 12069 HARRIS ROAD

THE SUMMER OF 2013 Will be a fun time with sparkling pool and sumptuous Hot Spa that comes with this unique West Coast Contemporary Rancher. Multi-Leveled decks for easy entertaining, window-wrapped living areas with soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen and a 1- bedroom guest suite make this a must see at $598,500 Call today for a private viewing.

Real Estate Specialist

High Performance Realtors

998,800!!

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

Justin Hennessey

Art & Nathan

$

848,000

$

CONDO...GREAT LOCATION

OFFICE 604-466-2838

Personal Real Estate Corporation

388,900

RIVER GARDENS, new roof & recent exterior paint. 2 bdrm, 2 full bath & den condo with 1184 sq ft. at quiet, west side of building, facing treed area. Gas F/P, huge covered deck 22’x10’. Short walk to town centre, on bus route & near WCE station.

778-988-1224

$

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Maple Ridge - 1,937 • 2 Patios and 1 Deck

$299,900

W NE

604.467.8881

3 level town home in sq.ft!

MLS V1015875

View photo tour at

www.gloriahamilton.ca

$

27187 KEARNS AVENUE VIEW, VIEW, VIEW!!

RARELY available, Big RANCHER WITH BASEMENT on 1.52 ACRES with RIVER & VALLEY VIEWS! Nicely updated home, newer DETACHED WORKSHOP & CARPORT. Very unique opportunity, 5 bedrooms, BASEMENT SUITE for summer baking, big SUNDECK to sit & ENJOY THE VIEW!!

22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge #2-19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

#21-22555 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge

369,900

$

VIEW MORE PICTURES AT WWW.JUSTINHENNESSEY.COM

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$719,500

$315,000

H1302479

V1004180

2 ACRES - FINE HOME

PERFECT RETIREMENT

• Development area • 1 1/2 storey +bst • Master on main+ 3 • Classy home beautiful land • Convenient 240 St & 110th Ave • Private, backs on to greenbelt

• Consider Sardis, many from Maple Ridge have! • Gated, very deluxe, 1528 sq ft • Private and backs onto forest • Club house, guest suites, RV parking • Maple Ridge apartment... or this for $315,000!

Call Ray 604-619-0804

UR D YO E BUIL M HOM A E R D

CHECK OUT THE VIEW!

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

$

MLS V1015596

604.467.5000 Brookside Realty

MLS #V1017589

Call Ray 604-619-0804

RAY PELTO 604-619-0804

Brookside Realty

N OPE AY 2-4 D SUN

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

• • • •

899,000

22699 & 22707 136A AVE

BREATHTAKING VIEWS Opportunity to CUSTOMIZE YOUR PLAN Call for information on completion dates Still time to add your personal touch!

N RISO S HARSPRING HOT

MLS #H1300657

$

719,900

12491 - 201ST. • • • • •

4 bdrm, 4 bthrm with TRIPLE GARAGE. FANTASTIC BACK DECK with view. Extras galore, inc. HEAT PUMP & CUSTOM MILLWORK Great WEST MAPLE RIDGE location perfect for commuters. Ready for QUICK POSSESSION.

T AT GRE ESTMEN INV

MLS #V1003894

For a complete list of OPEN HOUSES check out www.brooksiderealty.ca $

369,900

GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! • 1/4 ACRE property in Harrison Hot Springs Village • 4 blocks to HARRISON LAKE • Great Garage $

259,000 209,900

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 #41 - 23560 - 119th Ave, M.R. • Affordable 2 bdrm upper level unit • Family friendly complex close to parks, schools, transit & all forms of outdoor activities • Features include: large covered deck, pantry, walk-in closet, oversized master bedroom and much more • Come by Sunday for a visit

Randy & Tracy DeLair 604-463-2991

244,900

294,900

$

$

RED HOT & SIZZLING! • First time buyers will love the price! • Awesome west side Maple Ridge location • 3 bedroom, 2 level townhome • Perfect fit for a young family • Fenced backyard and lots of parking

Chris Frandsen 604-467-5000

CHIC CONDO! • Fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 bath with open plan • Corner unit on QUIET side of building • 1,237 sq. ft., designer colours • Maple kitchen with granite counters & stainless appliances • 2 parking spaces & HUGE 8’ x 8’ storage • Great location, walk to all amenities

Lennie & Rolf Gullmes 604-619-0697

579,900

$ $

459,900

MISSION • Peaceful setting, well-kept 4 bedroom 2 storey on cul-de-sac with master on the main • Beautiful oak hardwood flooring, newer heat pump and air conditioning • Roof 2009 and way cool roller garage doors • All new stainless appliances, private yard with covered deck and hot tub • Close to schools and park

Brenda Lyster 604-240-0960

$

539,900

$

AN IRRESISTIBLE PACKAGE • Level entry rancher • Over 1,700 sq. ft. on main floor • Bonus is a 2 bedroom mortgage helper, perfect for mom and dad or added revenue • Perfect setting with fantastic gardening opportunities • Fenced, private backyard and lots more

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 12539 Knotts St., M.R.

• Well cared for 2 storey in the “Glades” subdivision • 4 bdrms up, master w/soaker tub and separate shower • Custom oak kitchen w/xtra cabinetry, island, double ovens and cooktop • Over 12,000 sq. ft., totally fenced private yard close to schools • Gated R/V parking pad to accommodate a 40’

Brenda Lyster 604-240-0960

Chris Frandsen 604-467-5000

639,900

FORMER SHOWHOME • Built by Georgie Award Winning Portrait Homes • Featured on the cover of BC Homes Magazine in 2005 • Backs onto protected greenbelt • Loads of upgrades including: crown molding, under cabinet lighting, 9 ft. ceilings, full slate backsplash + much more • Call today for your personal tour of this executive 2 storey + full bsmt home

Randy & Tracy DeLair 604-463-2991

Just Reduced!

649,900

$

TIMELESS AND ELEGANT • 6 bedrooms, 4 baths • Double high ceiling, hardwood floors, grand central staircase, formal living & dining rms, updated and ready for entertaining • Updated kitchen with granite countertops and flooring • 2 beautiful rock fireplaces

Gina Halinda 604-763-5131

CALL BOB TO MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY!

We help more than 30,000 women and children each year. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention and education programs.

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$

315,900

21888 LOUGHEED HWY • 11,675 sq ft lot with rented home • APPROVED PLANS FOR GARDEN SUITE • CITY UPGRADES to storm, sanitary and waterlines are ALREADY COMPLETE.


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&

TONY BELL 604-671-7840

GLENN CHIVERS 604-420-9100

#15 11900 228TH ST., M.R.

OPEN SUNDAY 1-4

AWESOME RENOVATED 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN CENTRAL MAPLE RIDGE

ONLY ASKING

125,900

$

• Granite Counter tops • New appliances 3 years ago • Engineered Oak flooring in the living room and master bedroom • Hot water tank replaced in mid 2010 • AC unit replaced in 2010 • Ceramic tile floor in the kitchen • This home sparkles and is well worth viewing, so come and see it or call Tony or Glenn to make your own private appointment to view .

Annual space and water heating costs*

$1,677

$677

Each office independently owned and operated

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Before buying compare space & water heating costs When you’re house-hunting, choosing a home with natural gas for space and water heating can save you money.

PASS SLOW AND WIDE

Believe it at fortisbc.com/calculator. *These are approximate savings based on the difference between annual natural gas and electricity costs for space and water heating of a 2,300 square-foot house with average insulation and four occupants in the FortisBC Lower Mainland service area. Calculation compared standard-efficiency natural gas furnace and large storage tank water heater with electric furnace and equivalent water heater and is based on FortisBC natural gas rates as of May 2013 ($9.35/GJ) and electricity rates in the service area identified (Tier 1 and 2: $0.071 and $0.109 per kWh). Actual savings may vary. Savings do not include potential rebates and/or incentives.

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The First Annual TRUE NORTH FRASER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

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LABOUR DAY WEEKEND

AUGUST 30, 31 & SEPT.1

At the

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to guarantee your space advance tickets are recommended for RV’s & Campers

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WE BUY OLD GOLD & DIAMONDS at the best price in Maple Ridge Your Loc al Jeweller since 1979 102 - 11811 224th street • 604-467-1433

Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 5:30 • Friday 9:30 - 8:00 Saturday 9:30 - 5:00 • email: goldrush@telus.net

Marijuana cases are down, heroin, meth on rise by To m Fl etc her Black Press

VICTORIA – Marijuana possession cases still account for 60 per cent of drug violation reports to police in B.C., but the number of cases declined 10 per cent in 2012, according to new figures from Statistics Canada.

WEST COAST KINESIOLOGY & PHYSIOTHERAPY We are very happy to welcome Joanne Pinlac, MPT to our clinic. Joanne is a registered physiotherapist and is welcoming new patients.

There were 25,432 police-reported incidents of drug offences in B.C. last year, a 7.4 per cent decline from 2011. Marijuana trafficking cases declined more than 20 per cent to 1,006 incidents, and importation and exportation of marijuana declined by 40 per cent. Marijuana growing cases declined 4.6 per cent, following a 28.6 per cent drop in 2011. Heroin possession cases jumped more than 30 per cent to 500, and heroin trafficking cases rose 37 per cent to 224 incidents in 2012. There were 653 reported cases of possession of methamphet-

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Wrap up your summer with the MS Bike Tour in Vancouver. This is a great tour for beginner riders or those looking for a casual and friendly ride. Choose from three different routes that take you through Vancouver on our amazing network of bike paths. Have more fun. Bring your family, friends and co-workers together to form a TeamMS! Members motivate and encourage each other to make a bigger impact in ending MS! All you need is yourself, three other participants and a team name.

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ommunity Calendar lists events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Notices are free to local non-profit groups courtesy of The News. Drop off details to 22328 119 Ave., fax to 604-463-4741 or e-mail newsroom@mapleridgenews.com at least a week before the event. Include a contact name and number. (No submissions by phone.) Listings appear as space permits. For guaranteed publication, ask our classified department at 604-467-1122 about nonprofit rates. Saturday, Aug. 10 •The Haney Farmers Market moves to Brookfield

Farm, 20981 – 123 Ave in Maple Ridge for our annual visit to a working farm. We are overflowing with corn, vegetables and fruit. Golden Ears Community 4-H club host the petting zoo and show off their prize winning animals. Entertainment by Paul Surridge, Lisa Shepherd Dancers, Broken String Theory. All from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. •The Maple Ridge Historical Society’s Headstone Cleaning Project will be taking place from 9 to 11.30 a.m. at the Maple Ridge Cemetery, located at Dewdney Trunk Road and 214th Street. Volunteers are encouraged to bring garden gloves, buckets with

Community Garage Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 224th Street near Memorial Peace Park. Come search for something fashionably vintage, something rare and unique, or just a great bargain. This fun street sale is open to businesses and the public. Contact the BIA at 604 -467-2420 or email inquiries@ downtownmapleridge.ca for more information. Saturday, Aug. 31 • Odeum Theatre Society presents two showings of Grease at 3 and 7 p.m. at the ACT. The event will feature the Ridge Meadows Orchestra. Tickets are $18 at the door or $15 in advance or 4 for $50.

handles, watering cans, knives, brooms and rags. The group will meet again Sunday at the same time. Sunday, Aug. 11 • The Katzie First Nations Band are hosting a rally and educational awareness march against drug and alcohol abuse will be held at 3 p.m. 10946 Katzie Rd. in Pitt Meadows. Bring your drums, share some songs, share some encouraging words for one and all. Everyone is welcome to attend. Attendants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. A Pot Luck dinner will follow. Saturday, Aug. 24 •The inaugural Downtown Maple Ridge

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Biggest Truck Inventory in BC!

NEW TRUCKS HAVE NEVER BEEN CHEAPER 2013 Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Ext. Cab

2013 Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Crew Cab #38362A

#384273A

V8, remote keyless entry, 10 airbags, ABS, traction control, auxiliary input, 5 year / 160,000 k warranty.

19,995 - Loyalty Program$1,000 EAGLE PRICE

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31,215 $ SAVE 11,220 - Truck Loyalty $1,000 MSRP

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Ecotec 5.3L., auto, fully loaded.

18,995

38,585 $ SAVE 4,590 $

33,995

$

All New 2013 Buick Encore

2012 Chevy Tahoe LT

Auto, air, fully loaded luxury.

Luxury, leather, fully loaded, alloys.

26,995

New 2013 Chevy Sonic LS 160,000 KMs

1.8L., remote keyless 5 Yr. Warranty entry, 10 airbags, ABS, traction control, auxiliary input.

#35881S

$

36,995 $231 OR

New 2013 Chevy Spark 160,000 KMs

1.2L., power 5 Yr. Warranty windows, 10 airbags, OnStar, auxiliary input jack.

12,145

2013 GMC Terrain AWD

2013 Chevy Express 2500 Cargo

Auto, air, fully loaded. #34729A

4

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25,995

$

12,988

$

24,995

$

#4692

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Well equipped, power windows & locks. #31567S

160,000 KMs – 5 Yr. Warranty

2012 Chevy Cruze Turbo LT Auto, fully loaded, air.

#4824

40 LEFT

WOW! 14,995 $ 87 Original MSRP $21,980

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2013 Chevy Equinox AWD

All New 2013 Chevrolet Trax Fully loaded SUV, well equipped, keyless entry, power options, Bluetooth.

Fully loaded SUV. #4952

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19,995 - Loyalty Program $1,000 EAGLE PRICE

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$

24,995

$

18,995

$

2012 Cadillac Escalade Luxury, leather, sunroof, navigation, 22” alloys.

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2012 Cadillac SRX AWD Luxury, leather, sunroof.

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#4674

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#38762S

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2012 GMC Acadia Luxury, fully loaded SUV.

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2012 Chevy Camaro Convertible

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#4907

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Original MSRP $48,980

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2013 Chevy Impala Fully loaded, luxury sedan.

7

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Original MSRP $45,980 BW

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$

2013 GMC Yukon AWD Ultimate Luxury SUV. #4765

17,995

$

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Original MSRP $62,980

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$

2595 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam www.EagleRidgeGM.com

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Bi-weekly pament based on 96 months @ 4.99%, 0% down. All prices & payments are net of all incentives and are plus taxes, levies and $495 documentation. ‘13 Sierra Ext, TP $26,960, ‘13 Silverado Crew, TP $30,912, ’12 Camaro, TP $39,024, ’12 Acadia, TP $38,816 Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Financing on approved credit.

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SIZZLING HOT SUMMER SALE

I M P O RT S

2012 Hyundai 8 Elantra Touring LEFT Auto, air, loaded, CD. #4831

14,995

$

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

15 17,988

#5432

2

11,995

$

2013 Ford Explorer 4WD

2013 Hyundai Elantra

16,977

$

#4928

31,977

$

#4774

2012 Dodge Journey RT AWD

2012 Toyota Avalon

2

LEFT

18,777

#4872

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4

LEFT

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

$

2011 Chevy Impala LT

11

LEFT

$

DOMESTICS

LEFT #4838

2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS

26,977

$

#4606

2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV

23,995

$

#4920

2009 Pontiac G3

28,977

$

#4772

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

9,995

$

#8512

2007 GMC Sierra 2500 EXT 4WD

6

LEFT

16,977

$

#4796

2012 Infiniti G37 AWD

25,995

$

#4681

2011 Volkswagen Routan

4

LEFT

31,977

$

#4329

2011 Infiniti FX35 AWD

15,977

$

#4788

2011 BMW X5

5,995

$

#4884

2006 Hummer H2 “Black Beauty”

OFFERS

14,977

$

#1634

2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

#4472

2006 Chevy Trailblazer 4WD

8,977

$

#8250

2006 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab

3

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33,977

$

#4449

38,888

$

#4936

9,995

$

#8345

11,877

$

#4453

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Team B.C. wrestler Cody Osborn of Maple Ridge defeats Quebec’s Benjamin Bédard during a preliminary round match en route to a silver medal in the team division at the Canada Summer Games.

Silver lining for pair of local wrestlers Maple Ridge’s Cody Osborn and Cameron Hicks help lead the Team B.C. men’s wrestling team to a silver medal at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que. on Wednesday. The team went undefeated in the preliminary round to earn a berth in the final against Ontario. However, it couldn’t overcome the strong eastern squad and fell 31-17 in the final. Osborn, fighting in the 63-kilogram class, went 3-1 in his preliminary round fights. He topped Manitoba’s Briton Lewis on points in the team’s opening win. He followed that up with a win over Ryan McGregor of Nova Scotia. Osborn also toppled Quebec’s Benja-

Wrestling On the women’s side, Jayden Smith is set to keep her three-year undefeated streak alive as she is headed to the gold medal match in the women’s individual category. Smith pinned Rebecca Sparrow of Newfoundland in the semi-final to advance to Thursday night’s final against Ontario’s Laura Barr.

Smith pinned Barr during the B.C. women’s team preliminary round match. Despite Smith’s perfect record during team matches, Team B.C. lost the bronze-medal match in a closely contested battle, losing 28-23 to Saskatchewan. Smith pinned Brittany Delahey to earn five points, but it wasn’t enough to propel the squad to the podium.

Baseball Maple Ridge products Kyle Ross and Andre Pelletier have lead Team B.C. to a 5-1 record and first place in round-robin play of group A men’s baseball. The team was to face the undefeated New Brunswick squad in Thursday night’s semifinal for an automatic berth in the gold medal game Friday at 3 p.m. The loser of the semis will play Ontario for the chance to claim the other spot in the final.

Ross, a left-handed pitcher with the Langley Blaze, lead team B.C. to a 10-0 win over Ontario in his first start. He pitched five innings of three-hit baseball. Pelletier went 6-15 for a .400 avg. over the course of round robin play. He chipped in with seven runs scored, three walks, and four RBI. Team B.C.’s only loss came at the hands of Quebec, dropping an 11-9 decision.

Softball Jaycee Affeldt and Iris Chow of Maple Ridge have Team B.C. in the medal round of women’s softball after finishing forth in the round robin play with a 6-3 record. B.C. was to play third-place Ontario Thursday evening for a chance to move on. Chow, who plays at Douglas College, went 6-24 for a .250 avg. She scored nine runs with three walks. Affeldt finished with a 2.02 ERA, striking out 28 batters in 24.1 innings.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS FUNERAL HOMES In loving memory of Lily Willard Mar.31, 1921 - Aug. 11, 2013 Already 1 year has passed since we laid you to rest. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. We all love & miss you very much. Love all your family & friends. George (Eileen), Marion (Paul), Donna (Bob), Don (Marg) Al ( Joanne)

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PLASMAN (Farmer), Sylvia May April 28, 1935 - August 4, 2013 It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother “Sylvia� at the age of 78 years. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Walter in 2005. Sylvia is survived by four daughters, Kathy (Bob), Shelley (Jim), Vickie (Lionel), Sherry (Doug) and one son, Kevin, two sisters Dolly and Sally. Sylvia has 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Mom passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Mom is much loved and greatly missed. “We love you Mom� No Service by request. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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604-812-9721

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BARONE’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Garbage, Drywall & Scrap Metal Removal 604-729-7926 www.baronesrubbishremoval.ca

RECYCLE-IT!

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

JUNK REMOVAL

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

DRYWALL

Ed’s ROTOTILLING & LANDSCAPING

Residential, businesses, apt buildings. Lic. WCB. Liability Ins. Interior Painting & drywall handyman-renovations.com

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

Call (604)319-1993

~ Free Estimates ~ 604-941-2263 / 604-725-7246

CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396 or 604-820-9601 FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

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

604-465-3189

Kitchen Reno’s

317

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

Gary 467-3024 Cellular 604-671-9694

MISC SERVICES

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

320

MOVING & STORAGE GET THE BEST

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

Dean 604-834-3076

FOR YOUR MOVING Experienced Mover w/affordable rates, STARTING AT $40/HR 24/7 - Licensed & Insured. ** Seniors Discounts ** fortiermoving.ca

Call: 778-773-3737

RUBBISH REMOVAL

A-1 RUBBISH REMOVAL. Household & Yard Waste. Up to 100% recycle Reasonable $$ 604-786-2948

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

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

257

PRESSURE WASHING

Smart Cleaning

www.affordablemovers.bc.com

EAGLE TILE

604-576-6750 or Cell: 604.341.7374

MOVING & STORAGE

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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

WCB, Insured, Free Est’s! Call Henry 778-288-4560

From $35. By appt: 604.230.4444

HELP WANTED

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

320

101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

•Drainage •Back-Filling •Landscaping & Excavating. •Landclearing & Bulldozing Hourly or Contract 38 Years exp.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

TOWER TECHNICIAN

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Daniel: 778-999-9122

No Credit Checks!

. 4 U SPA

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

D & N TOTAL CARE

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

Borrow Up To $25,000

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, tower technician the applicant must have full understanding of electronics and 3 phase power. This full time position requires knowledge of tower crane erection and dismantles .

130

287

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

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

Please email all resumes to Barbara@megacrane.com

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Own A Vehicle?

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BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: mike@megacranes.com or fax 604.599.5250

FINANCIAL SERVICES

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

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

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304

338

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

PLUMBING

Bulldog Disposal Co.

FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (778)908-2501

Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential / Commercial

No Job Too Small

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

Free Estimates ~ 7 Days/Wk

Call Tony 604-834-2597

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7

www.bulldogdisposal.ca

Certified, Insured & Bonded RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899 CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

FLUID SOLUTIONS INC. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416 mikes hauling 604-516-9237


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 542

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

BLUEBERRIES. U-PICK $1.35 lb. WE-PICK $2.00 lb. Raspberries ready now too. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. Call 604-763-2808 or 604-805-8980

551

GARAGE SALES

551

GARAGE SALES

Garage/Moving Sale Sat Aug 10, Sun Aug 11, 9am-3pm MAJOR DOWNSIZING; Sofa, loveseat, dining set, dressers, desk, and many household items.

#173 - 1140 Castle Cres Port Coquitlam

HUGE CO-OP GARAGE SALE Sat Aug 10 & Sun Aug 11 9am - 4pm, 18975 Ford Rd PITT MEADOWS OPEN HOUSE VIEWING Ford Road Housing we have units vacant for viewing & accepting new members MAPLE RIDGE

GARAGE & ESTATE SALE INSIDE SATURDAY, SUNDAY 10:00am - 6:00pm 100 COOKIE JARS. Furniture. Everything must go....

#405-11519-Burnett St

551

GARAGE SALES

548

MAPLE RIDGE

Huge 3 Family Garage Sale Sat & Sun Aug 10 & 11 9am - 3pm. 26928 Ferguson Ave. (off 272nd ) Furniture, redwood burl table, collectibles, housewares, fishing rods, Early birds pay double. Maple Ridge

FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer ~ Since 1987 ~ $$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.

ANYTHING OF VALUE

Single Items to Entire Households

HUGE GARAGE SALE

604-463-4449 604-209-6583

Saturday & Sunday, Aug 10th & 11th, 9am-5pm

12283 256th Street

MOVING & DOWNSIZING ~ EVERYTHING MUST GO ~

Full size KILN with all accessories, Tools, Crafts, Lawn Furniture, Sporting Goods, Medical Equip, more! MAPLE RIDGE

MOVING SALE Sat. August 10, 9-1 p.m. 11450 234A St. Furniture, household items, tools, etc.

Buzz #37

560

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

563

Small articles will be accepted on site or call George 604-465-5701 DOWNSIZING SALE Saturday Aug 10th, 8:00am - 3:00pm 20413 - 118th Ave QUALITY ITEMS FROM EVERY ROOM Leather furn, washer/dryer, white fridge, bar fridge dining room suite, tools, framed prints, camping gear, so much more.... GARAGE Sale Moving, Downsizing Lots of gently and unused baby items, Toys, clothes, furniture, piano, art. Kitchen items (great for students setting up that first apartment) Sat. Aug. 10th, 9 am - 3 pm Sun. Aug. 11th, 9 am - 3 pm 19143 117B. Ave. Pitt Meadows

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Garage Sale Sat. Aug 10 9am - 3pm.

11916 249 St.

Household items, quad, utility trailer, small boat, plus more. MAPLE RIDGE - GARAGE SALE Saturday, Aug 10th, 9am-2pm. 21482 River Road. MAPLE RIDGE MOVING SALE Saturday August 10th, 9am-3pm Unit #33 - 22488 - 116th Ave

SUNDECKS

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it 6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $199.

627 MAPLE RIDGE. Multi Family Sale. 11950 232 St. Sat. Aug 10, 9-2. Lots of kids stuff, plus more. MAPLE RIDGE

Sat & Sun~9am-3pm 22081 - 124th Ave

Sat. Aug 10, 9am - 4pm Earl Haig’s Society 11821 Burnett St. Household items, including furniture plus more

PETS 477

PETS

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

TREE SERVICES

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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

TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

PETS

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

477

PETS

SUNDECKS

P/B blue males Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665 LASSIE DOODLES (poodle x collie) pups, born June 16, specially created perfect family dogs, intelligent, easy to train, good natured, gentle, good with animals/kids, low/no shed for hypoallergenic, will be med. sz about 45-50lbs 23-24in tall, will have shots & deworming, males & females, black & rare blue merle colors. Raised in the house w/kids. $850-$950 Mission, 604-820-4827 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

STUDS available, PUG (rare silver) and Golden Retriever, OFA hip and eye cert. both great natured family dogs, personality plus, Mission, call 604-820-4827

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

D Deck Rebuilds & Additions D Vinyl Waterproofing D 10 Year No Leak Warranty D Aluminum & Glass Rails

506

The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!

W Retaining walls W Railings Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.

604-351-6245

APARTMENT/CONDO

Coquitlam

Co-op Living

OPEN HOUSE Saturday & Sunday August 10th & 11th 12:00pm - 3:00pm

1205 Johnston (at Guildford) 2 Bedroom apts

Rent $810/mo Near all amenities... transit, shopping schools and parks. Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

APPLIANCES

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS born June 7th, 2 M, 2 F, $1500 Call 604-230-1999 (Maple Ridge) 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 fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

GREAT LOCATION

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

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

MAPLE RIDGE

GE Gas Stove/Oven, white great condition. Like new. Above oven Kenmore Microwave (black), Beaumark dishwasher (white). All in good working order. We are remodeling and changing colour. Delta 604-591-9740

Heat SH/W S Prkng S Avail Now

533

1 & 2 bdrm / $795 - $900 No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.

FERTILIZERS

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

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

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22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

MAPLE RIDGE

Full time on-site caretaker. Available Immediately

AUTO CREDIT - Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply at: uapplyudrive.CA or Call toll free 1.877.680.1231

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED COQUITLAM, Completely furnished 1 bedroom, and hida-bed in living room. Spacious bright ground floor suite, includes all dishes, bed and towel linens, and utilities, wifi, basic cable, laundry facilities. 5 minutes to Coq. Centre on bus line and West Coast Express. Available immediately, $1500 per month, longer terms available. Email: elainesturhahn@shaw.ca or call 604-941-6804

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Incl heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores and Schools.

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

SORRENTO 12260 122nd Avenue (604)319-9341

MAPLE RIDGE clean spacious 1bdrm apt nr ament adult oriented incl heat hotwater covered prkg NS/NP $700/mo 604-465-8274

736

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

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE: 2 bdrm house on acreage, new flooring, freshly painted, Refs req. N/S. $1300/mo. (604)850-3598 or 604-309-9711

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

MAPLE RIDGE Ctrl lrg 2 bdrm 2 baths, quiet, $1050 incl 5 appls, gas f/p. n/s, n/p. Imm. 604-209-2769

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2007 Toyota Yaris, 4 door sedan. Automatic, power windows and door locks, air conditioning; winter tires included. Mileage: 63665 Km. Asking: $12,000 OBO. Call Doug at 604-833-0135.

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

Rick Medhurst Royal LePage Realty

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

604-463-3000

746

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

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

P.T.O. AUTO RECYCLERS

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

We PAY CA$H for all unwanted

Call 604-467-3944 749

• Cars • Trucks • Vans Serving The Lower Mainland

604-217-2074

STORAGE The Scrapper

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 req. Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

604.466.8404 (Erik) M.RIDGE Ctrl 11735 - 225 St. Quiet 1 bdrm $650 & 2 bdrm $900, incl heat/h/wtr. No dogs. 604-467-9420

Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express

604.465.7221 700 sf S Impeccably clean

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

Maple Ridge Office & Retail Space

Glenwood Manor Apartments

(604)466-5799

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

MAPLE RIDGE 12880 216 Street. 4 Bdrm house, 5 apps. Sept 1. $1995/mo + utils. (604)722-5609

Maple Ridge

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

AUTO FINANCING

Fully renovated 1 & 2 bdrm suites

1 Bdrm apts $750 2 Bdrm apts $800

SUNRISE 22292 122nd Avenue (604)349-5982

810

11895 Laitty St, Maple Ridge

1-604-358-8722

MAPLE COURT II

TRANSPORTATION

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

CALL ANYTIME TO VIEW

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

TOWNHOUSES

604-464-3550

1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

MAPLE COURT I

752

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1097/mo - $1199/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

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

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

Pitt Meadows Marina 14179 Reichenback Rd

Public Access Launch Ramp Outdoor Storage for Boats, RV’s, Cars, Trucks & Trailers Parking + Onsite Manager

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

604.465.7713

MARINE

Year or semi-annual Rental Moorage

750

SUITES, LOWER

2 Bedroom, 1000sq ft. large new ground lvl, spacious and bright suite, $1000/m incls. utilities & washer dryer, N/S, N/P, close to schools & shopping. Avail. Now! 604.467.5084

912

BOATS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

MAPLE RIDGE 216/121st. 1 BDRM bsmt ste in central, quiet area. Pri 2 car prkg, w/d inste, heat/light incl, interior storage, lrg fncd yard. N/S, N/P. $730. Sept 1. (604)460-8944

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

APPLIANCES FOR SALE

Call: 604-725-9574

W Design & Renovations W Decks W Fences W Stairs

RECREATIONAL

RENTALS

RAINFOREST DECK & RAIL

Woodland Decks

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

706

T & K Haulaway

www.rainforestdeckandrail.com

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

604-572-3733

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639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

706

PORT COQUITLAM

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$875

(604) 467- 5271 New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $81,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $61,888. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

RENTALS

MAPLE RIDGE

Lovely apt for retirees. Clean quiet crime free bldg, No smokers No pets gas f/p. $525 + utils.

12 ACRE RESORT for sale $550K Cariboo lakefront, part exch for ? www.barneyslakesideresort.com

374

APARTMENT/CONDO

Maple Ridge Central

640

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

• • •

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Multi Family Yard Sale

Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs

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

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

Maple Ridge

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HOMES WANTED

Girls toys & clothes, early reader books, Chariot Cheetah jogger, teak dining rm ste, etc

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706

AVAILABLE NOW

REAL ESTATE

Multi Family Sale

MAPLE RIDGE

MISC. WANTED

Cash Paid for old gramophones, signs, tins, toys, military medals, swords, guns, coin collections, cowboy, railroad & mining items. Bottles, syphons, license plates, etc. Larry 1-250-545-7140, sumas@shaw.ca

MAPLE RIDGE

Garage Sale M.R. Legion Sat. August 24, 9-3 p.m.

MISC. FOR SALE

RENTALS

MAPLE RIDGE W. 207 Lougheed. New 2 bdrm, quiet cul-de-sac, laminate flrs. NP/NS. Refs. $950 incl utils. Avail Sept 1 604-961-0727 PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm ste $900/mo incl sh ldry sm pet ok, N/S. Avail now. 778-320-8974 PORT COQUITLAM S.side, 3 bdrm gr lvl Aug 15 newer kitch & bath NS/NP $975+util 604-945-7640.

NOTICE is hereby given that on Saturday, August 17th 2013 at 2:00pm at 11985 203rd St, Maple Ridge, BC, the undersigned; ADVANCED Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Clarence Wells...............C141 Iveta Warden..................D011 Terry Pedersen..............F022 Barbara Nelson .............F029


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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Accent 5 Door GL 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual / Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0.99% for 96 months. Bi-weekly payments are $83/$92/$139. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$1,126. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,550/$1,550/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual for $19,149 (includes $750 price adjustment) at 0% per annum equals $92 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $19,149. Cash price is $19,149. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. ▼Fuel consumption for 2013 Accent 5 Door GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ♦Price of models shown: 2013 Accent 5 Door GLS 6-Speed Manual/Elantra Limited /Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited AWD are $19,249/$24,849/$40,259. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,550/$1,550/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $200/$750/$500 available on 2013 Accent 5 Door GL 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. πBased on the June YTD 2013 AIAMC report. †Ω♦Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

Dave Wyant

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604 467 3401

Mike Jankowiak

Brent Miscisco

Brett Kinney

Bob Murdoch

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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Accent 5 Door GL 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual / Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0.99% for 96 months. Bi-weekly payments are $83/$92/$139. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$1,126. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,550/$1,550/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual for $19,149 (includes $750 price adjustment) at 0% per annum equals $92 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $19,149. Cash price is $19,149. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Fuel consumption for 2013 Accent 5 Door GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. Price of models shown: 2013 Accent 5 Door GLS 6-Speed Manual/Elantra Limited / Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited AWD are $19,249/$24,849/$40,259. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,550/$1,550/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $200/$750/$500 available on 2013 Accent 5 Door GL 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. πBased on the June YTD 2013 AIAMC report. †ΩOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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