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Maple Ridge firefighters remove burnt items from a storage area in the parking garage of Sunrise Apartments on 122nd Avenue Saturday morning, after a fire Friday evening displaced 21 people for two days.
An apartment complex in Maple Ridge already plagued by bedbug problems was damaged in a suspicious fire Friday afternoon. The fire started just before 7 p.m. in the parkade storage area of Sunrise Apartments, forcing 21 people from their apartments over the weekend. The fire burned through plastic drainage piping, leaving the north side of the building on 122nd Avenue uninhabitable. The Ridge Meadows RCMP are in the early stages of their investigation and have no suspects as of yet. Donna Blaszak of Vancouver was in the area when she noticed smoke billowing out of the parkade. She immediately called 911 while her friends ran to the building trying to alert tenants. “My friend’s father just ran up to the building shouting and banging on windows,” said Blaszak. see Fire, p8
DFO blitz nabs Ridge poachers by Ne i l Co r b e t t staff reporter
A DFO officer scans the mouth of the Fraser River at Steveston.
A Maple Ridge resident had his boat seized for illegally fishing salmon over the weekend. It was the second boat belonging to a local offender the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has taken during a late-summer enforcement blitz to protect spawning
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guarding the salmon. The number of returning salmon is lower than expected, and high water temperatures have DFO biologists pessimistic about the numbers that will successfully spawn. To ensure all possible sockeye get through, there is no fishing for any salmon species at this time. “We’ve got to make sure every one of these fish gets up the river to spawn,” said Redekopp. Fisheries officers are on the river all day and overnight, using state-of-the-art night vision equipment that allows them to
operate as if in daylight. They have a fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking high resolution photos. It is normally used for Fisheries enforcement on Vancouver Island, but is now flying the Fraser. A helicopter is being used to spot fishing vessels and drifting gill nets, and then guide crews in boats and trucks to the site. And, maximum manpower is being brought to bear on the issue. Some offenders have tried to flee, but with the DFO resources available, it has proven futile. see DFO, p10
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Ticketing for pot possession sensible Police chiefs’ association propose alternative to court process Stories by Ph il Me lnyc h u k staff reporter
The two local mayors like the idea of police just handing out tickets for pot possession instead of saddling people with criminal charges. “We need to free up the court system to get some of the serious stuff dealt with,” said Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin. If police find someone with marijuana but with no medical marijuana licence, police should be able to issue a ticket, he says. But if the amount is a kilogram or more, then trafficking charges could be in order. “There has to be some way to simplify the system.” Daykin was commenting after the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police last week recommended letting police treat simple marijuana possession as a ticketing offence. The chiefs’ association argues the option of writing tickets to punish people caught with less than 30 grams of marijuana would be less costly and time-intensive than sending criminal charges through the courts. Maple Ridge has jumped to the front of the medical marijuana debate by proposing a bylaw requiring medical pot to be grown only within the Agricultural Land Reserve, under strict conditions. A public hearing on that takes place Sept. 17. New medical pot laws allowing commercial operations come into effect next April. Daykin though disagrees with the federal Conservative approach on marijuana which opposes any decriminalization of the drug. “Prohibition didn’t work in the 1930s with alcohol. It just made a bunch of people rich.” But it’s always possible that the federal government could reverse itself. “Never say never.” “If they’re that rock solid in their position, they need to ask themselves why?“Wisdom is
The mayors of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge support the Canadian police chiefs’ association’s call to treat marijuana possession of less than 30 grams as a ticketing offence. what you have left over when you run out of personal opinions on the subject.” Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters has a similar view and says ticketing could be an interim step until the issue is sorted out once and for all. “Do we need to go to court for a small possession of marijuana [charge] and do we have the resources for that? I don’t think so. I think there are other crimes out there that the money can be better spent on. “In the meantime, I’m all about cost saving. If this frees up the courts and this makes it a little bit less time-intensive for the police – then it is about saving money for our citizens.” She acknowledges it’s awkward with some
parts of society calling for legalization while others are dead set against and pointed out that’s the case in Washington state which has legalized personal use while the American government opposes it. “There’s a lot of resources being used to take criminals on smaller charges to court and it’s taking forever to get them through the system.” Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MP Randy Kamp said it’s an interesting question but added the government hasn’t responded to the police chiefs’ suggestion and that Ottawa doesn’t plan on legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis. “We continue to believe that drugs, even
marijuana, are illegal because of its harmful effects that they have on users and society at large.” But Kamp said speaking personally, ticketing could be a middle ground “that’s probably worth considering at least.” Former Maple Ridge councillor Craig Speirs though says it’s simply time to legalize marijuana. He’s coordinating Sensible BC’s petition efforts in both Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Sensible BC is trying to collect enough names to force a province-wide referendum on legalizing marijuana. “It’s refreshing that Ernie would agree with that. I think he’s ahead of regular politicians, just like the rest of the public. We’re leaving (Conservative Prime Minister Stephen) Harper in the dust.” “I really think that the public is way ahead of the politicians on this one,” Speirs said Friday while on vacation. Speirs supports federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s stance on pot which also favours legalization. Speirs previously ran as an NDP candidate federally. “Where are the Tories? Where are the NDP on this? I’m frustrated as hell.” He added that the federal Conservative approach to keep marijuana illegal costs B.C. $10 million a year in police enforcement costs. According to statistics provided by Ridge Meadows RCMP, pot possession charges have jumped. In 2009, there were 52 simple possession charges from the Ridge Meadows detachment while in 2012, there were 63. The group that wants marijuana legalized though disagrees with the ticketing approach. “It’s a bad idea,” said Sensible B.C.’s Dana Larsen, who is director of Maple Ridge’s TAGGS Cannabis Dispensary. “It’s actually going to result in more cannabis users being persecuted.” He said police in B.C. issue warnings or write reports on 18,000 people a year for use of marijuana without laying charges. “They would all get tickets under that new system,” Larsen predicted. – with files from Jeff Nagel
Former councillor poses solution to marijuana question Find out which politicians have smoked cannabis Former Maple Ridge councillor Craig Speirs is inviting politicians of all stripes to join the effort to finding a solution to the smouldering question of marijuana. Speirs is leading Sensible BC’s efforts in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows in an attempt to collect signatures from 10 per cent of the eligible voters in the riding to force a B.C. referendum on legalizing the herb. The group has to do so within 90 days in order to force an HST-type referendum that could take in September 2014. The HST referendum in 2011 resulted in the killing of the Harmonized Sales Tax last April 1.
“It’s insane that they keep pressing this,” Speirs said of the federal government’s position on maintaining criminalization of marijuana. “We’ve got to have this discussion. That’s what the federal government should be doing.” He said marijuana should be sold in B.C. Daykin liquor stores and only to those 19 and over, just like booze. That way, there can be some control in keeping it away from teens who are now smoking. People should be at least 20 years old before they start smoking marijuana, he adds. Speirs admits, he tokes up, on
occasion. When he has a quiet time and wants to reflect, he’ll smoke a joint which helps clarify things, he says. “It’s really good for reflection. I would prescribe it to many politicians. “Over the years, when I’ve had a thorny problem, I’ve had a puff,
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long as they’re not hurting me or my society, I don’t really care.” Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters said she tried pot once when she was a teen. “Growing up with two parents who smoked, it’s just something that didn’t appeal to me at all. “Smoking isn’t for me, either. “To be quiet honest, I don’t judge people who do,” although she pointed out it’s still illegal. She’ll respect whatever is the final decision on the marijuana, she added. Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin though has never had a puff. “My first encounter with it was in the late 1960s after a basketball game, scared the crap out of me. “I have no inclination. Never have tried it.”
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in Vancouver. And just because it’s passed at UBCM, it doesn’t mean the provincial government will agree and find the dollars to expand the grounds. Some facilities for the mentally ill continue to operate there.
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Many buildings at Riverview Hospital along the Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam could be easily reopened. “It is going to save them a ton of money,” he said. There are huge costs in dealing with the mentally ill through police response or visits to the local hospital. There actually is no argument that reactivating more of Riverview would be cheaper on the public
Before he pushed the idea, Masse contacted Coquitlam council, which also supports the resolution and wants to see a “Campus of Care” at Riverview. Masse said according to the Canadian Psychiatric Association, there should be 50 psychiatric beds per 100,000 population. B.C. only has 38. That’s the lowest number of beds in Western Canada where the average is 48 psychiatric beds
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Drug law reform must proceed Failed NDP leadership candidate Dana Larsen and his group Sensible BC are set to kick off their campaign next month to force a referendum on marijuana policy. Much like the ultimately successful Fight HST petition in 2010, Larsen hopes to use the Recall and Initiative Act to force an end to what he sees as archaic and draconian drug laws. Specifically, Larsen and his group want to prohibit the use of police resources in B.C. to enforce drugs laws aimed at the possession and use of marijuana. Larsen will need to get more than 10 per cent of registered voters in each of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts to sign the petition in order to force a province-wide referendum on the issue. He’ll have 90 days to do it, beginning next month. Larsen is no doubt emboldened by the success of the Fight HST campaign, not to mention the recent move by Washington State to legalize recreational marijuana use there. And the message is clear: Marijuana prohibition does vastly more harm than good. It’s a message that is increasingly finding an audience. An Ipsos poll conducted last year found that 66 per cent of Canadians support the decriminalization of marijuana in small amounts. Twentyfive years ago, that number was just 39 per cent. It’s an encouraging trend. Marijuana prohibition funds organized crime, wastes tax dollars, wastes police resources, and makes the drug easier for young people to obtain. Larsen should be commended for going after an issue that most politicians are too afraid to touch. His message is one that deserves to be heard. -Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com
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hen people ask me what I do for work, I like to say that I ask people how to properly spell their names for a living. If a fellow journalist is in the room, I sometimes get a laugh. If not? Crickets. Lately though, I’ve Commentary started to give a dif- Nick Greenizan ferent answer to that question. “So, what do you do?” “I argue with people about things that don’t really matter.” “Ohhh. Well… that’s nice.” It’s a fun conversation to have. And I’ve had a few fun ones lately. Maybe there’s been an abundance of full moons, or maybe this summer heat is making people go a lil’ loopy – myself included, I’m sure. But whatever the case, I’ve had numerous interesting interactions the past few months. Some of the phone calls and emails are sarcastic, many are exceedingly polite and a few are more vicious than necessary. Nevertheless, let’s just call it all constructive criticism. And so, in a nod to noted philosopher Homer Simpson – who once claimed that “self-improvement has always been a passion of mine” – I’ve decided to take the unsolicited advice and run with it. All of it. As such, in the future I vow to heed the following advice: • Write more about girls softball;
• Write less about girls softball; • Describe South Surrey businesses as being in White Rock; • “Learn to read a map, fer crissakes!” • Don’t focus so much on junior hockey; • Don’t forget the Surrey Eagles training camp starts this week; • Publish a paper that’s not so damn negative all the time; • Seriously, don’t forget about girls softball; • Stop ignoring every important story in the city; • Stop sucking. (That last one came courtesy of a recent letter to the editor, regarding the paper’s coverage of local sports. Thanks, as always!) The thing is, a reporter’s job is in the public eye. Our names are on the pages of the paper multiple times each week, and online for eternity. The ability for a reader to send us a comment – good or bad – is but a mouse-click away. Telling me how much I suck takes 10 seconds. (Try it, I’ll time you!) Of course, there are those who get it way worse than any reporter. We live in an era now in which everyone – whether they live in glass houses or not – feels it’s their right to throw stones at whomever, and whatever, they’d like. Want to tell a professional baseball player he’s killing your fantasy team? He’s probably on Twitter. Want to give a review of some musician’s latest work? Find him on Facebook. Want to holler at a politician? Go nuts. (That’s what we pay them for, right?) Though you’ll probably have to
go through a handful of PR flacks first, which will either intensify your anger or cause you to give up entirely. Hmmm, maybe that’s the solution – have all my calls and emails re-routed through six diﬀerent people first. Of course, a more practical – and visceral – solution would be to return fire with some variation of the old “I don’t come to where you work and yell at
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you!” retort, but I’ve never done that. The truth is, as reporters, none of it bothers us. We can’t take it personally. Sometimes, we’re actually alerted to a legitimate mistake (rare, of course) or something we’ve missed; and other times, the critique is just fair comment. Maybe sometimes I really am an idiot. Who’s to say? If nothing else, I figured I’d try to disabuse people of the notion that their voices of dissent are too often ignored. They’re not. You’ve been heard loud and clear. I’ll try my best not to suck so much in the future. Promise. Nick Greenizan is a sports reporter for the Peace Arch News.
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Editor, The News: Re: ‘Making an informed decision’ (Letters, Aug. 7). I wish to thank Coun. Ashlie for her rather lengthy public response to my letter. She goes to great lengths to assure everyone that there is “nothing in law” that prohibits her from acting as campaign manager, taking this job with MLA Bing, and staying on as councillor for the District. That the “Constitution supports her right” to do so. That she’s “non-partisan”. That there is “no language in a collective agreement that prohibits a dual role”. That she “qualifies” for the role. And that “under conflict legislation”, she will make sure that she applies “due diligence”. She’s done everything but answer the questions I asked. Let me ask her one more - I’m not sure why she brought up the NDP councilor in Port Coquitlam, but if he/she were to jump off the Golden Ears bridge, would she follow? Just because one other councilor in the province has made the same choice as she has, does that make it right? I think not. Me thinks Ms. Ashlie doth protest too much. Cheryl Baron Maple Ridge
Non-human personhood? Editor, The News: Re: You can talk to animals if you listen (Along The Fraser, Aug. 16). Jack Emberly writes, “I mind-linked with a fruit bat in my big sister’s back yard.” It seems they are still connected. No one disputes some animals respond to repetitive words, are social and far more complex than we can ever imagine. But the scientist Mr. Emberley mentions, Dr. Con Slobodchikoff of Northern University who is “working on a digital device that will translate the vocalizations of prairie dogs sound like he was in on the mind meld as well. As far as India declaring dolphins, (amazing creatures) “non-human personhood” there is no such thing. Persons are an individual human being; a man, woman, or child; bodily form; human frame. As well India has a history of treating their animals better than their citizens. Cherryl Katnich Maple Ridge
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ALR rules should be updated Editor, The News: Re: Farmland OK’d for new road, mall (The News, Aug. 16). This strip of land has not been farmed in years. Some of the land has already been ruined with structural fill. Furthermore, the way I see it, it consists of several small parcels. And who in his right mind wants to farm there anyway? Most of South Pitt Meadows good farmland has been taken out of the ALR for residential development, roads, industrial development and where were all the opponents to these exclusions? Not to be seen.
“There is still plenty of unused farmland laying around for food production.”
Farmers having problems moving their equipment on the Old Dewdney Trunk Road? I wonder if some of these so called farmers even know how to turn their tractor emergency lights on when travelling on DTR Rd.? I have lived in this neighbour hood for 30 plus years. The only products I see produced are: blueberries, cranberries and hay. Having sold real estate in this neighbour hood for 25 years and still being kept up to date, what are most acreage investors buying in Pitt Meadows? Large parcels of land either with blueberries fields or properties for blueberry production. Most of these buyers are Asian, parking their money in Pitt Meadows and hop-
Pitt Meadows Coun. Dave Murray stands near 33 hectares of land that will be excluded from the protected agricultural land reserve. ing to export blueberries mand for developable land is have open space and farmto Asia. And some of these presented, land will be taken land for a healthier enviproperties are offered for from the ALR to serve the ronment. The only way to rent (absentee owners). need. The ALR only slows preserve the farmland is And we worry about feed- the process of converting to make it more costly to ing Canadians? There is still farmland to development use it for development. If plenty of unused farmland property. That is a political land for development were laying around for food pro- reality. more expensive, developers duction. We do not really need more would use the land more efAlso, as the minister for farmland. The more land ficiently. Compare the land the Agricultural Land Re- used for farmland makes the use for the Superstore in serve stated, the ALR re- cost of housing go up as de- Coquitlam with parking unquirements should be mand exceeds supply. When derground to the Superstore brought up to date. Rock land is taken out of the ALR, in Pitt Meadows that has a piles ( in the Swan-e-set this lowers the cost of hous- large parking lot on former area ) do not belong in the ing. Putting shopping cen- farmland. ALR. tres on farmland lowers the If you had a system where cost of rent and the price of any zoned farmland could Lance Felgnar goods and services. only be developed if 50 per Pitt Meadows Using B.C. farmland for cent of the land were given farming is not productive. I to the parks board, then it do not see a lot of food be- would guarantee land preALR a total failure ing produced on any ALR served for park. Excess Editor, The News: land. Most of it is used for parkland could be rented at Re: Farmland OK’d for new blueberries or landscaping low rates for locals to farmroad, mall (The News, Aug. trees. Some is for cows but ers. Land might actually be 16). more for horses. It is much used for local produce. DeAdding land to the Agri- more efficient to grow food velopers would be less anxcultural Land Reserve (ALR) in the warmer areas of the ious to buy land if they had is not possible. Land is in world and with transporta- to donate half of it for parkshort supply as it is. tion and technology advanc- land/farmland. The ALR is a total es more food can be grown failure and should be in smaller areas. Dan Banov scrapped. Anytime the deHowever, it is nice to Mission
TransLink gravy train rolls on and on Editor, The News: Re: Bus-to-SkyTrain transfers costly without card. (The News, Aug. 16). I find it interesting that TransLink cannot come up with $25 million to harmonize bus fare boxes to work in conjunction with the new Compass Cards. The excuse by TransLink CEO, Ian Jarvis is that the expenditure is, “not economically feasible.” TransLink seems to have no problem ponying up $33 million to fund management
salaries and an additional $300 million for the salaries of the 61 percent of their employees who are making at least 70,000 dollars annually. Despite purported cuts in the number of management staff, the gravy train rolls on. At the same as the bus system has been subject to drastic cuts, TransLink managers are receiving double-digit wage increases and large bonuses. It’s the first organization in my experience that pays bonuses to its managers for losing money.
TransLink has been top heavy in administration since the day of it’s inception. How can the public take seriously TransLink’s pleas for taxpayer money, when they can’t even get their own house in order? It’s time for the Liberal government to come out from behind the shell of TransLink, and take a serious look at this dysfunctional organization. In a perfect world, public transit would be put back under direct control of the provincial government
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early afternoon, not scared away by noise, and only leaving when he threw rocks at it – a tactic which is actually right out of the Ministry of Environment playbook for dealing with coyotes. “It floors me that he’s being this brazen.” She advises people living in the area to keep an eye on their pets, and even their small children. That might sound alarmist, as coyote attacks on humans are extremely rare, but they are becoming more frequent in recent years. There have been two recorded fatal coyote attacks. In 2009, Canadian folk singer Taylor Mitchell was fatally attacked by three coyotes while hiking. In most cases of coyote attacks on humans, the animals lost their fear of man because they were being fed. It is an offence to feed
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District of Pitt Meadows is born A day after the official deed was signed, council was sworn in Looking Back by Leslie Norman
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The News/arts&life Odeum brings Grease to life at the ACT section coordinator: Monisha Martins 604-467-1122 ext. 217
One of Broadway’s most famous musicals hits the stage saturday, Aug. 31 for only two shows by T i m Fitzg e r ald contributor
veryone has their favourite song from the hit movie Grease, whether they want to admit it or not. There’s no denying the love of the music for the cast of the Odeum Theatre Society as they prepare to stage the iconic play at the ACT on Saturday, August 31 with the help of the Ridge Meadows Orchestra. For anyone who has seen the 1978 movie Grease featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, all you have to do is simply pick a tune and somewhere, in the crowded rehearsal room, you’re sure to find a cast member humming a bar. The infectious energy the actors display during rehearsal carries over to the down time. Between rehearsing for scenes, a small groups of actors cast as T-Birds, clad in denim, white T-shirts and greased-back hair, break out into song. They’re not necessarily preparing for the next scene, rather just belting out lyrics from one of their favourite from the dozen or so numbers that are part of the Grease folklore. In one group, Trevor McDonnell and Wyatt Plume work on their accents while singing the “Summer Nights.” Both young actors are completely uninhibited in their mannerisms, displaying the teenage angst that drives the story line. “We knew most of the songs before we even came to the audition,” laughs McDonnell, who plays Roger, a T-Bird and self-described funny man. “So many people know the story. It’s one of those plays where it’s just so easy to get into character.” Judging by the grease in his hair, McDonnell won’t have any trouble on opening night. Plume is the same. He and McDonnell trade punches to the arm and jump on each other’s back like a pair of pent-up school kids desperately waiting for the end of the school day. “It was a different time, everyone acted different,” explains Plume. “It’s over-dramatized guyisms. It’s a chance for us to goof around and just have fun.” There’s certainly no shortage of that as Clark Sehaufele keeps an eye on rehearsals. As the music director for Odeum Theatre, Sehaufele is also the theatre company’s rehearsal pianist. It’s been his job to help ensure their unbridled enthusiasm is channelled appropriately. He said it’s one thing to know the music, it’s another to be able to deliver on such a popular Broadway production. Grease made it’s debut in New York on February 14, 1972 and earned seven Tony
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From left, Shanise Brown as Cha-Cha, Sidney Cramer as Eugene, Amanda Hollyday as the radio voice, Braden Dodd as Johnny Casino, Kaitlin Hollyday as the waitress and Kristian Shortridge as Doody rehearse a scene at the prom from the Odeum Theatre Society’s production of Grease. nominations in its first year. One of Broadway’s most popular productions, the expectations are also higher when the play is produced. People have a connection to the characters before the curtain even rises. Sehaufele is confident the cast at Odeum can deliver. “They want to put on a great show because they know everyone else is familiar with the play,” said Sehaufele, who recently completed his Master’s degree in music from the University of Montreal. “The expectation levels with this play is probably higher than most.” He said his job is channeling the energy so he can teach the intricacies of the music so that they can give a satisfying performance. Sehaufele said part of that is motivation and part coaching. “This is probably the sharpest group we’ve had in the six years since we’ve been in Maple Ridge. In the first few days I was almost at a loss for what to do because the cast had learned all their songs so quickly. We were miles ahead of where we normally are when we first get together. Usually I have to keep on drilling and drilling, but this year, they learned right away.” Their ability to pick up the lines and songs so quick also helps with the fact that they crammed their rehearsals into a two
week period before opening night at the ACT. “Most of these kids are doing this because they love to act and they have fun being here,” reflected Sehaufele. “They aren’t in music or acting lessons, they just keep coming back year after year because it’s a chance to perform.” Kayla Cameron serves as the theatre director and choreographer for Odeum and said the familiarity of the play has allowed everyone involved to get past the awkward early stages in rehearsals where they are trying to define their characters. She said they knew them before they even opened to page one. “Everyone has just jumped in and embraced their roles and have had fun with it, said Cameron. “They’ve been able to ham it up and get into character right away. It’s been fun, for sure.”
Showtime the Odeum theatre society presents Grease saturday, Aug. 31 performed live with the Ridge Meadows Orchestra. show times at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. tickets are $18 at the door, $15 in advance or four for $50. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.theactmapleridge.org/ Grease.
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Aaron Ford as Danny and Rachel Stephens as Sandy. Grease plays August 31, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 in advance or 4 for $50.
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Two dancers their exam. from Maple Ridge Greaves, 16, stood received bursaries out amongst adfrom the Assovanced grade dancciation Of Interers doing their national Dance modern/jazz exTeachers beatams in the Lower ing out competiMainland. tors from across Nelson, 14, the region for the competed in the awards. modern/jazz inShelby Greaves Greaves termediate grade. Nelson and Samantha NelBoth girls train at son were selected CentreStage Dance by this year’s examiner who travelled and directors Shannon Pouznar and from South Africa to evaluate dancers Courtny Thane could not be more in Canada. proud of their achievements. The Association Of International This year, Pouznar also became CanDance Teachers offers an annual bur- ada’s very first examiner and was sent sary programme, which enables stu- to South Africa to examine the dancers dents to further their studies. there. Each year the examiner awards two CentreStage Dance also visited Disbursaries to a modern/jazz student ney Land in July where over 30 dancand a tap student who achieves a high ers performed and took part in worklevel of dance and performance in shops.
Board a shuttle to True North Bluegrass Festival To help you avoid the hassle of traffic and parking , the True North festival will run a shuttle and van to the Albion Fairgrounds. Shuttles will run continuously Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call the shuttle dispatch line at 604- 220-6729. Pickup locations are at the A&W Restaurant, 11830 228th St. and the Haney bus loop. The shuttle will also pick up seniors in front of the seniors’ centre at 12150 224 St.; Garibaldi Secondary School; Pitt Meadows West Coast Express Station and Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre. For more information on parking and shuttle pickup locations, visit www.truenorthfraserbluegrass.com. Rides on the shuttles will be by donation. Proceeds from the shuttles will be shared with Friends in Need Food Bank and the MS Society.
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(From left) Tyra Pastroek, 14 and Mackenzie Mason, 16 from Maple Ridge ride the Orbiter at the PNE. The annual fair, an end of summer tradition for generations of British Columbians, features over 700 shows, exhibits and attractions that are free within admission. The 2013 Fair at the PNE runs until Labour Day, Sept. 2.
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Flames acquire scorer The Ridge Meadows Flames lost a preseason game this week, and acquired a new scorer. The team traded for the rights to 18-yearold forward Maclean Hewitt from the Aldergrove Kodiaks, in exchange for future considerations. Hewitt, who lists Maple Ridge as his hometown, joined the Kodiaks last season and notched an impressive 17 goals in 36 regular season games. The Flames lost to the Delta Ice Hawks 9-3 in preseason action on Friday.
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player in the history of the double A program to make Team B.C.’s 56-man roster, after a tryout camp of 120 y the time students walk players was cut down. The through the doors of final roster will be 36 players, Pitt Meadows secondary and they will take part in the on Tuesday morning to start FBU International Games in the 2013-2014 school year, San Antonio, Texas in January, some of their classmates will 2014, as part of the U.S. Army have been back for two weeks. All American Bowl Week. They aren’t taking literature It doesn’t stop there. Shaq or algebra, they are learning Naicker, Josh Aujla, Jeff Pym about pass protection and and Callum Williamson are all blocking schemes. The Magiant young men with impresrauders football team will hit sive mobility for their size. the ground running this year. “For us to do well, we reFootball is the first sport of ally need them to excel,” said the school season, and the Todd. programs that want to conCarry the ball behind that tend all start preparing for the line will be running back season in the middle of AuBrandon Stewart, who scored gust. Many do the two-a-day five touchdowns in five practices that are so popular regular season games last year, at the professional level, but and put up 368 yards on an Pitt coach Matt Todd gives his impressive average of 5.66 kids a bit of a break – they do yards per carry. daily practices of about 135 Stewart is also a standout minutes. linebacker, and The field is was among the abuzz with activteam leaders in ity, with receivers tackles with 17. • Sept. 20 at Pitt running routes, Stewart will face another group some internal Meadows secondary vs. doing tackling competition for Mission Roadrunners drills, and line carries, as Todd 7:30 p.m. kickoff coach Kyle Kuzek said he has five or showing his six players who charges how they should be will get their shot at running positioned. the ball this year. Todd said line play is expectTodd said it’s no secret Pitt ed to be the strength of the will have a run-heavy offence team this year, and with line– most of the championship men considered the foundahigh school teams are built tion of any good football team, around their ground attack. the big and athletic group at But they will still throw the Pitt gives the coaching staff ball on about 30 per cent of reason for optimism. their plays, and the guy at the “We should put up some centre of that is quarterback is points this year,” said Todd, Jake Schuster, a Grade 11 with who is in his fourth year with right toolbox for the job. the Pitt program, and third “He’s got a big arm, he’s year as head coach. mobile, and he’s learning lots The line is led by Cole about being a quarterback.” White, an athletic 270-poundPitt has never won a B.C. er who will terrorize opposing championship. They play in quarterbacks this year. Last the toughest division - double season, as a Grade 11, he was A - stocked with programs second on the team with 16 that take their football seritackles, and also had two sacks ously. The six-game season in five regular season games. will see a game each against “His pass rush and run stop- division rivals Abbotsford ping is pretty superb,” smiled Collegiate, Robert Bateman, Todd. Rick Hansen (both from AbHe has caught the eye of botsford), Langley, Mission the under-18 provincial team and crosstown Rivals Samuel selectors. White is the first Robertson Technical.
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Top photo: It’s the school of hard knocks at Pitt Meadows Marauders football practice, which will have been going for two weeks by the time the players’ classmates get back to class on Tuesday. Left photo: Playing defensive line, Cole White tries to get through a double team. Big, athletic and one of 56 players still on the roster to play for the provincial under-18 team, he will lead a Pitt team that is expected to win tough battles in the trenches. Bottom photo: Strong-armed quarterback Jake Schuster is the pivotal man in the Marauders’ aerial attack.
All-Star wrestlers return All Star Wrestling returns to Maple Ridge on Sept. 6 for the show’s season opening performance. The show is at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7:30 p.m., at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150-224th St., Maple Ridge The event will feature Disco Fury against Kyle “Future Legend” Sebastian. Both of these men are former ASW Trans Canada Champions, and the promoter notes “They know what it is like to wear the gold around their waists.” “Disco” would love to earn this title shot in his hometown of Maple Ridge. In the ASW Legends Title Gorgeous Michelle Starr (champion) takes on Breaker Iton. Here is a battle of two original All Star veterans from the 1980s. Tickets available in advance at: Louis leather shop in Haney place mall, Wok Box at 20395 Lougheed Hwy. Tickets range from $15 to $5, and are also available at the door. For information call 778-868-6690.
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Ewart on target at bantam championship Local junior golfers among the best
A.J. Ewart of the Pitt Meadows Golf Club led the B.C. Bantam Championship after the first round.
The next generation of competitive golfers in B.C. will have some strong roots in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The Pitt Meadows Golf Club’s A.J. Ewart holds a one stroke lead in the Bantam Boys’ Championship with one
round remaining in the event at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club. Ewart, a 14-year-old from Coquitlam and the 2011 Bantam Boys’ champion, made a strong case to become a repeat champion, opening with a two-underpar 68 in gusty conditions on the tree-lined par-70 Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club layout. This opening tally leaves him one-stroke ahead of two chasing competitors in Tristan Mandur, 14 of Mill Bay and Roy Kang, 14 of North Vancouver. Kang is a member off Swane-set Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows. Kang and Mandur were the only other players to break par during the day’s first round, carding one-under 69’s in their bid for the 36-hole title featuring British Columbia’s most talented golfers aged 14 and younger. Swan-e-set Bay golfer Daniel Hyun was sitting in 14th place with a first round of 77. In the girls’ division, three golfers are logjammed at the top of the leader board. Shooting opening round even-par 70’s were Surrey’s Hannah Lee, Richmond’s Alisha Lau and Nanaimo’s Shirin Anjarwalla. Cecile Kwon, 13 of Maple Ridge, is in sixth after shooting plus 5 (75) during her first 18-holes. She is also a Swan-e-set member. Final round action wrapped up on Tuesday.
Maple Ridge’s Keanna Mason took second place at the B.C. Juvenile Championships, which wrapped up on Thursday in Courtenay. Mason, a member of the Pitt Meadows Golf Club, shot 78-73-71222 for plus six, just two shots behind winner Sumie Francois of Burnaby. Mason, who hadn’t broke 40 on her front nine all week, did exactly what she needed to do to start her final day off, posting a respectable one-over-par 37 to get her round going. She would break par on her back nine for the second day in a row with a two-under-par 34 but would remain a hair shy of Francois for the win. Her final round 71 was the lowest score on the day in the girls’ division. Fellow Pitt Meadows Golf Club player Avril Li of Port Moody finished ninth with a score 238 for plus 22 at Crown Isle Resort. On the boys’ side of the tournament, Swane-set Bay member Henry Lee of Coquitlam finished tied for second with a score of 73-6874-215 for minus one. Lee was the defending champion. Pitt Meadows club golfer Noah Guise of Port Moody shot 7676-76-228 for plus 12, which had hit tied for 24th, and A.J., Ewart, playing above his age class, shot 75-75-79229 for plus 13, tied for 26th.
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ZYCHOWKA, Mary 1933-2013 Mary passed away peacefully on August 17, 2013 in St. Albert, Alberta surrounded by her loving family. She will be sadly missed by her children; Debbie in St. Albert, AB., John (Carmen) in Moosejaw, Sask., Dianne (Bill) in Alviston, Ont., Dennis in Maple Ridge, Stan (Cheryl) in Maple Ridge as well as her 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mary moved to Maple Ridge in 1971, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan with her husband Paul. She worked at the Berryland Canning Co., and made good friends there, as well playing Bingo, her favourite pastime. After retirement Mary moved to St. Albert, Alberta in 2000, and spent time gardening & travelling with her family. She will always be remembered as our warm & wonderful Mom, Grandma & Best Friend.
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BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US! Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportunities for continuous growth and development? When you join Tolko Industries, you are signing on with an industry leader in world markets that has built success through three generations with over 3000 employees and growing. We provide a dynamic environment with competitive compensation where people succeed as our most valuable resource. Our structure and culture encourage innovation, growth, and change in an open environment, and we believe in and practice environmental sustainability. For more information visit www.tolko.com. QUALIFICATIONS: Journeyman Millwright certification; Ability to read blue prints, plans and schematics. Strong problem solving skills Commitment to working safely coupled with strong communication & interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently with little supervision Organizational and planning skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook This is an excellent opportunity to engage in interesting work and in excellent working conditions in modern wood manufacturing facilities. APPLY TODAY! Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development. To explore current career opportunities and become a part of our community, apply online today at www.tolko.com. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. V
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Betty Lou Malicki on August 23, 2013. Predeceased by her husband Ed, parents Bill and Florence and four brothers. Betty will be greatly remembered by her son Edward (Nicole), grand-daughters Alexandra and Mikayla, her brother Lorne (Barb), sister Roma and many nieces and nephews and special friend Andre. In lieu of flowers - donations can be made to the Legion Poppy Fund, Branch 88. The family would like to thank Dr. Tinney and the nurses on 3 North. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 31st from 1- 3pm. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 88.
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RIDGE MEADOWS PRIDE 2001 girls fastpitch team is looking for players for the upcoming 2014 season. Girls must be born in 2001. Tryouts are being held in Maple Ridge at Telosky/Thomas Haney fields on Sept 6th 5:30pm to 8:00pm & Sept 7th 2pm to 4pm Questions?? please email Pride2001Fastpitch@gmail.com
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Queen Anne Apts. New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $81,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $61,888. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.
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PORT COQUITLAM, 1500 - 3000 sq ft. Ground floor commercial area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/ Shaughnessy intersection. Call 604-464-3550.
SUNRISE 22292 122nd Avenue (604)349-5982
Great location for seniors! Clean, quiet & affordable! Incls heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance. Refs & Credit check req.
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Maple Ridge. Teacher or student ? Furnished 1 bdrm apt. Main floor of home. $900 all incl. Hot tub / heated pool/ backyard. 604-467-1118
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2003 F150 supercab, lady driven, beautiful, 1 owner, king ranch 5.4 litre. Loaded, moon roof, 140 km. $15,950 604-562-1055.
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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
ROOMS FOR RENT
Rooms from $445/mo. Fully Furn, weekly maid service, cable TV, private bath, on bus route, 5/min walk to commuter rail.
Glenwood Manor Apartments
Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments
MAPLE COURT II
22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715
1 & 2 bdrm / $795 - $900 No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.
MAPLE RIDGE Central. Updated spacious 1bdrm, new floor, paint,++ nr amens, insuite w/d, d/w, lrg patio, vaulted ceilings, sec u/g prk. Immed Ns/Np. $780+utils. 604-307-2241.
INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.
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700 sf S Impeccably clean
M.RIDGE Ctrl 11735 - 225 St. Quiet 2 bdrm $900, incl heat/h/wtr. No dogs. 604-467-9420/604-728-0940
MAPLE RIDGE 1 bdrm suite with F/S, D/W, own W/D & full bath. N/S, N/P. Avail Sept 1. Ref’s req’d. $750/mo. Call 778-995-7724. Maple Ridge - ground level 1 bdrm bsmt suite, very bright, $800 inc all utils. Sept. 1. (604)465-2894 MAPLE RIDGE Kanaka. Newer lrg gr/lvl 1bdrm suite. Incl a/c, Ldry (optional), alarm, nr bus, $725 inc util internet & tv. Refs req. n/s, n/p. Sept. 1. 604-868-7288. MAPLE RIDGE Prefer quiet single couple, refs req. 2 bdrm g/level patio, shed, shr W/D, N/S, N/P incl cable. $900/mo. Avail Sept 1. Call (604)808-1787 or text PITT MEADOWS 2 bdrm suite with priv ent, nr schools. Avail now, N/S, ref’s req. $1000/mo. 604-787-3208.
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HOMES FOR RENT
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1988 ITASCA 37’ M/H. 454 engine. 40,000 miles. All running gear in exc cond. Attractively remodeled interior. 2 extra batteries installed. New tires. $8,400. (1)604-744-1741
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
MAPLE RIDGE 12880 216 Street. 4 Bdrm house, 5 apps. Sept 1. $1995/mo + utils. (604)722-5609
MAPLE RIDGE - small 3 bdrm home, 6 blks from WCE, cozy tidy home with huge backyard for kids. Workshop for Dad. Inc lndry, n/s, n/p please. $1400/mo. Avail. now. (604)467-0677 or 604-802-0441
MAPLE RIDGE 3 bdrm., 2 baths, newly reno, nr. schools, bus, parks. $1300 mo. Oct. 1. (604)722-4415
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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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