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Ella Darlington, 9, with riding instructor Kaitlyn Harbour, left, and Dianne Stoesz, president of the Haney Horsemen Association, are concerned about losing horse trails in Maple Ridge.

Girl Guides of Canada has traditionally been an affordable organization for parents to have their children involved with, but there was a big inflationary increase this year, due to the hiked cost of renting gymnasiums and other school facilities in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Brownies, Guides, Sparks and their parents and leaders filled the gallery Wednesday at the local school board meeting to protest the increased fees. Darlene Kent, area commissioner for the Guides from Mission to Coquitlam, noted that gymnasium rental has gone from $5 to $33.75 an hour, and a multipurpose room from $1 to $13.75 an hour. “This overwhelming increase is already having an impact on Guiding in these communities,” Kent told trustees. see Brownies, p13

Unhappy trails for Horsemen Group that built them fears loss to suburban expansion by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

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he trails were carved into Maple Ridge’s mountainsides and rainforests over decades, the result of hundreds of hours of labour, out of love, by the Haney Horsemen. Those quiet pathways now total more than 300 kilometres, wind-

ing throughout the hills and suburbs, blending an ancient world with the new and differentiating Maple Ridge from the rest of hectic Metro Vancouver. Dianne Stoesz wants it to stay that way, but she’s worried. Steady suburban expansion and a procession of newcomers to Maple Ridge is threatening its equine heritage. “We want the community to know, like the new people – that this is a horse community,” she said Wednesday. “It just seems that the new people in the community don’t realize

that these new trails, these lovely new trails that they have in their back yard, are because of the last 25 years of the Haney Horsemen.” Stoesz said some people don’t want horses in their area, and don’t like dealing with the droppings, and don’t know how to get around a horse to avoid spooking it. And previously, if a horse trail had to be removed to allow for housing or roads, developers would have to put up a deposit that only would be refunded by the District of Maple Ridge if an alternate trail was built.

“Well, that’s not happening so much anymore.” Stoez said trails, or portions thereof that have been lost recently, include Larch Trail, near 136th Avenue, Maple Ridge Trail, Abernethy Trail, Shull, Toilet Trail, Neilson, Molly Buckerfields, the sidepass from Ravine Trail to Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Wildlife Trail, “and all of Blue Mountain-McNutt [Avenue] area.” A recent parks and recreation trail guide of Maple Ridge also riled the riders. see Trails, p4

Community: Much-loved local doctor passes away. see story, p5

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hese drivers don’t want to be lawbreakers – they think it’s criminal that the speed limit is 80 km/h on the Lougheed Highway between Maple Ridge and Mission. Commuters who use that stretch would like to see it considered in Victoria’s review of speed limits. For the first time in 10 years, the provincial government is embarking on an audit of the speed limits on highways between communities. Government is inviting public input and will be holding public forums in cities such as Kamloops – the Coquihalla Highway is most often mentioned as a route with the potential to have higher limits. There is no forum planned for Maple Ridge, but if there was, it is likely government would hear a lobby to speed up the Lougheed. Ridge Meadows RCMP noted earlier this year that the route from 240th Street to 287th (Mission border) is their primary area of enforcement. Since it has been made a fourlane highway in some areas, traffic is speeding up. However, the posted limits are still 80 km/h across the entire route.

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$368 to $483, it is important that speed limits be set at the uppermost limit that is safe, says Tootil. “We want to legitimize the speeds that are already being done on our roadways,” he said. He notes that since the U.S. federal government raised its maximum limit of 55 m/ph in 1996 – 37 of the 50 states have increased limits, and more are coming. The fastest route in the U.S. is a Texas highway, with a speed limit of 138 km/h. This is an acknowledgement that vehicles handle better, with improvements such as traction stability and anti-lock brakes, have improved safety features, and roads are engineered to a higher standard. He said that engineering is “wasted” if speed limits are artificially low. In addition, police resources are “misappropriated,” and some $60 million per year is spent on fines and points in B.C. “This is money that’s coming out of the economy,” argues Tootil. A common argument against raising speed limits is that: If people are doing 90 or 100 km/h when the limit is posted at 80 km/h, then they will push a little harder and do 100 or 110 km/h if the maximum speed is increased to 90 km/h. Tootil said the experience of other countries shows that is not the case. The majority of drivers proceed at a speed that is safe based on road conditions, sightlines, their vehicle’s performance and a variety of other factors. The top speed, he says, should be

perceived by most drivers as a fast speed – uncomfortably to maintain for a long trip. “It should be a limit. It should be the upper end of what people would normally travel,” he maintains, “instead of a baseline, where everyone knows there is no relationship between a posted sign and the speed people are actually driving.” The province is in the process of a technical review of B.C. highways including the crash history, traffic volume and other features. It is also looking at research from around the world.

“We want to legitimize the speeds that are already being done on our roadways.” Ian Tootil, Sense B.C. The public input portion of the review will take place in November. Ridge Meadows RCMP declined to comment. “It would be inappropriate for the RCMP to provide any comment or opinion during the ‘public input’ stage of this process.  As noted in the Ministry of Transportation announcement, we will be engaged during the stakeholder process, and asked to provide input at that time,” said Sgt. Dale Somerville.

Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants B.C. residents to weigh in on a potential increase in highway speed limits now under consideration. The Coquihalla Highway already has a speed limit of 110 kilometres per hour, but traffic there does an average speed of 118, while drivers routinely exceed the posted limit of 90 or 100 on many other provincial highways. “There’s no question the Coquihalla is a prime candidate for an adjustment in the speed limit,” Stone said,. It’s been a decade since B.C. last reviewed speed limits. Stone said any increases would involve mainly rural provincial highways between communities, not highways in urban areas of the Lower Mainland. He said a higher speed limit in some stretches of highway has been made possible by billions of dollars in major road upgrades since the last review in 2003, including 180 additional kilometres of four- or six-lane highway. He also said vehicles are “much safer today than 10 years ago” as a result of traction stability control, anti-lock brakes and other improvements. Stone cited a 28 per cent drop in injury-causing collisions since 2003. And he said research increasingly suggests the greatest danger isn’t necessarily speeding itself, but driving at a much different speed than most other drivers. A minority of 15 per cent of drivers who don’t keep up with the flow or who speed excessively are at greater risk of a crash than the other 85 per cent of drivers who may be going somewhat over the posted speed limit, he said. Stone stressed decreases in the speed limit are also possible. “This review is not about increasing speed limits, it’s about making sure we have the right speed limits.” And he said there will be “no Autobahn” in B.C. where speed limits are lifted altogether. “I am not interested in making any changes that are going to compromise the safety of motorists.” He said one option could be variable speed limits that are higher in the day and lower at night. The review will pull in fresh research from around the world, and closely consider factors unique to B.C., like its geography and high mountain passes. The speed limit review aims to generate recommendations by next spring, when the Legislature reconvenes. Public forums start in November.

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On that, only a few trails are labelled “horses allowed,” leaving the impression that horses aren’t allowed on the other trails. “We’re wondering if the community has lost sight that we’re a horse community and we’re wondering if parks and recreation still wants to support us as a horse community,” said Stoesz. Since the end of the fee-for-service arrangement – in which the club maintained trails for a fee – with the district in 2011 (because of insurance concerns), the club’s influence also seems to have waned, she added. But the club’s concerns are new to Maple Ridge’s parks and facilities director, Dave Boag. He said it’s always been past practice to ensure that if a trail is moved to make room for roads or houses, that an alternate would be provided. “I would have thought that would be unusual for a trail just to be taken out. The trail connection is important to the district. I’m just not sure where this is coming from.” Boag said the Haney Horsemen have been working with the district in creating trails over many years. He said the trail guide was the third such one issued by the district and was intended to combine bicycle, hiking and equestrian routes to show the public the range of trails available. Mayor Ernie Daykin also said it’s the first he’s heard of such concerns. “That’s a huge asset to the community.” Most, but not all trails allow horses, and there is a range of multi-use trails, Daykin added. The Horsemen fear they’ll lose their trails to other user groups, such as mountain bikers.

Boag wasn’t sure if Maple Ridge’s official community plan specified that a trail had to be replaced if it was removed to allow development. Stoesz said the club wants to work with the district and revamp the equestrian trail committee and highlighted in a letter to council the economic benefit of the horse community. That results from residents and boarders who own their own horses and spend locally on horserelated activities and goods. “Take care of horse owners and they will drop most of their disposable income locally to support their hobby and lifestyle.”

“Take care of horse owners and they will drop most of their disposable income locally to support their hobby and lifestyle.” Maple Ridge EquiSport Centre has developed an excellent reputation and recently opened a tack shop that’s also providing jobs, she added. Events such as the Back Country Horsemen’s Rendez Vous will bring in more than 200 riders to the area, while horse riders now regularly use the Golden Ears Bridge to trailer their horses to Maple Ridge’s trails. “Haney Horsemen have long been very proud that we are one of the few remaining communities where you can still ride from the barn to the trails and to destinations as wonderful as Golden Ears Provincial Park.”


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Beloved Maple Ridge doctor passes away Dr. Clarence Fernandes, a ‘doctor’s doctor’ who still did home visits by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

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larence Fernandes, a beloved Maple Ridge doctor who still did home visits, died suddenly on Monday, after calling in sick to work. “He’s a doctor’s doctor, Clarence,� said his colleague, Dr. Godwin Obioha, a local gynecologist who worked closely with Fernandes, a family doctor who focussed on maternity and fertility. Obioha said Fernandes had a thorough understanding of both the science and art of medicine. “He still does home visits,� Obioha. “He talks to each patient like they’re the most special person in the world.� He spoke about his friend in the present tense, and said the shocking loss does not yet seem real. Suzie Franklin worked as a medical office assistant with Dr. Fernandes for 37 years – from the time he started in Maple Ridge. She said he covered an on-call shift at the hospital over the weekend, but then phoned in sick on Monday – which was unusual for him, but not unheard of. By the afternoon, she learned via social media that the 64-year-old had passed away due to heart failure. Since then, she has been dealing with a steady stream of tearful patients. “He was totally dedicated to his patients – they were his world,�

she said. “And he loved delivering babies.� Franklin said there are some families with four generations of patients at the practice, and Fernandes delivered two of them. She added that Fernandes and his wife Vienna, a nurse, would often still be at the clinic on 227th Street at 8 p.m. in the evening. “For 12 or even 16 hours a day he was involved with his patients or his practice. He was here for everyone.� And he took on teaching resident physicians and nurse practitioners at a rate that saw him recognized for his work by UBC. “It’s a very big loss to the community,� said Franklin. As a boss, he was thoughtful and caring. “In 37 years, I have never seen him angry,� she said. Jennifer Jones was his patient for the past seven years, and said Fernandes diagnosed her with a life-threatening condition that other physicians had missed. “He was an amazing doctor. He saved my life,� she said. “And my kids loved him. He was friendly with them, and took the time to listen to them, and explain why he was doing things.� She said the loss hit her family hard. “I was devastated,� said Jones. “There’s going to be a lot of people devastated – he was so trustworthy, and such a good doctor.� Fernandes leaves behind three adult sons. “He was full of life,

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Yes, thankful While we have many things to be thankful for year-round, now is, of course, the best time to express our thanks. We would like to start with the weather, as we are still basking in double-digit delight. We realize that sooner rather than later our weather will take a more decidedly liquid form, but at least we don’t have to shovel it. Next would be our quality of life. While this is difficult to quantify, we know we’ve got it good in B.C.. Around the Metro region we can bike to work, run through forested trails on the weekends, enjoy parks with up-todate equipment and buy farm-fresh fruit and veggies almost any time of year. We can kayak in November, golf in December, ski in April, and those of us with leathery hides can swim in the ocean just about any darn day we please. As far as transportation goes, we’re pretty happy with our choices. Transit keeps us cruising around town on schedule for the most part. We can’t fail to mention our local restaurants. Food: Whether it’s burgers, sushi, Thai, Indian, Korean, pizza, homemade doughnuts or ice cream you crave, you can find pretty much anything you want, and it’s delicious. And what would a Thanksgiving editorial be without thanking our municipal politicians? Really, these guys and gals aren’t in it for the money or fame. They work hard on our behalf far beyond one council meeting a week, with very little financial remuneration. They listen to residents’ complaints, take phone calls at home and respond to problems, both big and small, at the drop of a hat. And while our mayors may be low key and perhaps, at least they’re not Rob Ford. For this we are truly grateful. – Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com

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reach of an underpaid school teacher, while Republicans block Obamacare. Walt uses his knowledge of chemistry – a frequently helpful science – to make the best crystal meth on the street. It pays for his chemotherapy, provides for a son’s special needs, and spreads death on schoolyards. This deal with the Devil destroys Walt. He murders people. His brother-in-law is killed by drug dealers because of him. Walt’s son learns to hate him. Walt is severed from an infant daughter he’ll never see grow up.

“Not all trolls hide under bridges waiting to clutch the legs of billy goats. Some are pleasantlooking, smooth-talkers who seniors might not see as scammers.” For what? Not the money, Walt admits, but pride. He loves his unsurpassed skill to produce a substance that enslaves and kills. When he dies violently, Walt knows that he’s unworthy of salvation. Only Jesse, a one-time student of Mr. White’s, emerges with any hope for normal life. He turns from the drug world, dreaming of beginning anew as an honest woodworker. Jesse is left, like Ishmael, to tell the tale. See Emberly, p7

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The News/letters online comments Change parking fees Jackie Chow · Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Re: Reduction in pay parking at RMH sought. “... paid parking is not simply a revenue source, it also ensures a rotation of vehicles so that people aren’t using the parking lot when not attending Fraser Health facilities ... ” I think rotation at the hospital parking lot would not be a big problem in a community like Maple Ridge. I don’t think people have much reason to leave their cars parked at the hospital parking lot once they’re done their hospital visit. Rotation would certainly improve if the waiting times were reduced. There aren’t too many other reasons other than a hospital visit why someone would park their car there, since there’s not much else in the area other than residential homes. The argument certainly applies in the town core, where most parking is free (and abundant anyway, which means valuable real estate is being wasted, in my humble opinion). One important thing, even if the parking fees are going to be lowered, is that the way fees are being charged should be changed. It’s ludicrous that people have to worry about their parking time running out when often they may not be able to go put some money in. If they’re going to be charged, they should be paying for the actual time they’re parking there, and neither the parking management company nor the hospital should be profiting from the overpayments that are quite common now because people are worried that they may have to wait a long time. • Thelma Ge: Fraser Health authorities do not live in the real world and with their wages (that we pay), they can afford the parking. Real people, for the most part, cannot.

We pay more here Dan Olson: Re: Just phone PoCo about garbage. I have talked to PoCo and the cost on the tax bill for each household is less than $180/year – it works out to $14.69 per month total. Some people in Maple Ridge pay $14/month for private garbage pickup plus about $3/ month on their tax bill for recycling. So, in fact, in the majority of cases in Maple Ridge, we pay more than PoCo for a much inferior and antiquated system. There is a lot of fear-mongering and red herrings being tossed around on this issue. We should get all the objective information that we can in order to make the best informed ... decision that we are able to, There are many good options, but nothing can happen until we educate ourselves on the issue. Why do people fear facts? • Terry Hystad Becker: Dan - I’m in Pitt Meadows and am amazed at the garbage conversation going on. Seriously? We get garbage, recycle and green bins. What are you all waiting for? • Joanne Olson · Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Its unbelievable, Terry - I’ve lived in four provinces and many more cities and I’ve never seen anything as ill advised as a municipality that does not take responsibility for its own waste.

Times change Adrian Schuurmans: Re: Service to others, fading away. How have service clubs been marketing themselves? I see kiosks for donations (win a car ... ) and always buy tickets. However, I have no idea who they really are or what they do. Time for some marketing and recruiting, perhaps. Many years ago, Charlie Perry asked me to help drive some seniors using the Lions’ van, as he was unable to meet his commitment. I did (was a cab driver back then). Never heard from anyone again – a perfect recruitment opportunity missed. Times change. Do the clubs need to change? Active recruiting, one meeting a month instead of two, appreciation day, recognition. Just some ideas/questions. – comment @ mapleridgenews.com

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East, west, north and south Editor, The News: Re: Ideas for a vibrant downtown (The News, Oct. 9). Maple Ridge council’s continuing obsessive compulsive disorder  with 224th Street and vicinity is ridiculous. Council is always looking for ways to spend taxpayers’ money on one area of a large municipality. Note to council: there is east, west, north and south Maple Ridge.  Most of us pay substantial property taxes, which go up every year, partially due to lack of business revenue. Businesses would like some of council’s attention. Putting an off-leash dog park  downtown is a ludicrous idea. Taking parking spots away from businesses is a death knell to them. They already suffered through months of street beautification. Also, why, in an old shopping area, is there a need to paint vacant businesses so they present a better appear-

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Council needs to focus on areas other than just downtown. ance? Ask  why there are vacant businesses?  It seems there is a small segment of citizenry who are trying to keep Maple Ridge like their own Little House on the Prairie at the expense of other taxpayers. Anyone running for office in the future should take note. Cherryl Katnich Maple Ridge

Survey says Editor, The News: Re: Ideas for a vibrant

downtown (The News, Oct. 9). Having read the article by Phil Melnychuk, I have a few comments to make. The report, by Shawn Matthewson, is well done and points out some things that could brighten up our downtown core, which will require some cash from municipal hall.  And, yes, your taxes are going up again next year. It briefly mentions the crime problem, which I feel is the most important part of cleaning up the downtown core and revitalizing it for

the better. I’ve been dealing with this issue for a decade. She did a walkabout months back with a group of people for a couple of hours.  She also consulted with a small and limited group of individuals in the community, businesses and residents. Okay, but too limited in scope. To truly have a broad perspective on the downtown core, municipal hall should survey its population, by a mailout survey, like it does for whether citizens want a new liquor store or not. This is not too expensive and you’d get a wide range of comments back from downtown residents. In summary: things have improved somewhat, but the criminal elements continue to make the downtown core an unpleasant experience for many. Enforcement is the key to improving this problem. Good report. Hope it doesn’t just gather dust. John E. McKenzie Maple Ridge

Time for sensible marijuana laws in B.C. Editor, The News: Re: Marijuana referendum misguided (B.C. Views, Oct. 9).  Tom Fletcher’s recent column misrepresented the Sensible B.C. campaign, and could lead to confusion about our efforts for a marijuana referendum. The ultimate aim of Sensible B.C. is to have B.C.’s marijuana industry regulated in a similar manner to wine. Our proposed legislation, the Sensible Policing Act, is designed to bring us closer to that goal. The Sensible Policing Act has four components, all carefully designed to be with-

backlog in our courts. Secondly, our legislation treats a minor in possession of marijuana exactly the same as if it were alcohol. Our proposal would allow police to deal with a teenager smoking pot, but without the lifetime criminal record that can restrict travel and employment. Thirdly, the Sensible Policing Act calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that B.C. can regulate and tax it in a manner similar to wine and beer. This would send a powerful message of change to Ottawa, and give our prime minister

the mandate to legalize. Finally, our legislation creates a B.C. commission to figure out the rules needed to implement it. Like alcohol and tobacco, most of the regulation for legal marijuana would be determined at the provincial level. British Columbia cannot fully legalize marijuana without a change to federal law, but we can take some sensible steps in the right direction. We’re now about a month into our three-month timelimit for gathering signatures. Dana Larsen Sensible B.C.

‘Real’ amenities needed in Albion

frequent public transit and a West Coast Express station.   Those are things that my neighbours and I call amenities.   Put these costs on the developers, or stop the development. Ian Strachan Maple Ridge

Editor, The News: Re: More density, amenities for Albion (The News, Oct. 2). We have plenty of parks and trails in the Albion

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in provincial jurisdiction. The first aspect is to redirect police resources away from being wasted on simple possession of marijuana. Last year, B.C. police made more than 16,500 arrests for marijuana possession, draining $10.5 million in police and court time away from investigation of more serious criminal offences. If Sensible B.C. is successful, then tens of thousands of hours of police and court time would immediately be freed up to pursue real criminals. This means safer communities for everyone, and less

area.  I am not sure what one defines as community gathering areas, but I think the Albion sports fields, Planet Ice, the Golden Ears Winter Club and the fairgrounds

Emberly from p6

In The Boy and the Devil, the worst of all villains made himself as small as an ant, and climbed inside the nut. Immediately, the boy plugged the hole with a twig. “Let me out!” screamed the Devil. Instead, the boy did what stories told him to. He took the nut to a blacksmith and

meet those definitions. No, what we need is to complete 240th Street (what a joke that road is), with more sidewalks, street lights, schools, shopping, usable, asked him if he’d crack it for him. The smithy tapped it with a small hammer. When the nut refused to break, he used a bigger one, hitting it harder. Frustrated still, he used a sledge hammer. This time the nut exploded with a boom that knocked the blacksmith off his feet. “The bloomin’ Devil must

have been in that nut!” shouted the blacksmith. “He was,” said the boy. “He was.” Grade 6 students always complained the tale wasn’t scary enough. But it was. Jack Emberly is a retired teacher, local author and environmentalist.


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As soon as the results were in from the November 2011 municipal election, the campaigning for the next one in 2014 began, says a Maple Ridge councillor. “Absolutely, slate politics are being organized right now,” said Coun. Cheryl Ashlie. She was told at the first Lower Mainland Local Government Association meeting after the 2011 election that a group was being formed and that a shadow council was being created. Most recently, some members of Maple Ridge Council Watch, a Facebook group, have attended two council meetings and Tweeted the proceedings using the hashtag #mrpoli. Ashlie has no problem with people disagreeing with elected officials. “But if you’re a politician in waiting, be

honest about it – because you’re trying to unseat people. You have a different agenda if you’re trying to get a seat away from people.” But it’s hard to follow the proceedings of a meeting and send out accurate Tweets, she pointed out. A slate can involve a cross section of political parties from the provincial and federal level, she added. “Just because you’re Conservative, you’re NDP, you’re Liberal, doesn’t mean you don’t collectively come together as a partisan group for a municipal slate.” Former Maple Ridge school trustee Katherine Wagner said she formed Council Watch to serve as a way of allowing council watchers to meet in one place and to discuss local political issues. She doesn’t consider it a slate, but an open group composed of a range of political views. “I think people who are interested in politics, naturally talk to each other.” It also would be “fabulous” if more people

paid attention to local politics, she added. “I think the beauty of it is there is a wide range of opinions.” But there are people in the group with set opinions who she’d expect to run in the next election. Instead of trying to defeat councillors, people in Maple Ridge Council Watch could just be seeking a change in how council operates, rather than take their jobs. “If people are trying to hold you to account, it’s very easy to deflect that,” by saying they’re after your job. Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin wasn’t worried about slates or Council Watch and welcomed the attention to municipal politics. “I’ve heard rumours, anecdotal stories that people are doing that,” creating a slate. He said the Council Watch groups “create some interest” and wasn’t bothered by the commentary. “If people read these things and they e-mail or call … I think that can be constructive and positive.”

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Dan Olson just wanted his letter to get on the municipal record, so councillors at least can say they were informed. But a June meeting decided it’s a personnel issue and it’s not a council matter. Olson had e-mailed a letter to Maple Ridge council and the premier’s office about Coun. Cheryl Ashlie becoming constituency assistant for Liberal Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing. Olson said for Ashlie to sit as a municipal councillor and as a constituency assistant for an MLA could create a conflict of interest when it came to voting on local issues and wanted his letter to be put on council’s agenda so it could become part of the official record. “At the least, it should have shown under correspondence at the workshop, at the minimum.” But Mayor Ernie Daykin has decided it’s a personnel issue and shouldn’t go before council. Daykin said in an Oct. 2 letter to Olson that council discussed the issue in June and considered to be concluded then. But Daykin noted that Olson also sent the letter to Premier Christy Clark and said Ashlie would address the issue if the premier indicates there may be a conflict. Other municipal councillors in other ridings also serve as constituency assistants. Ashlie said there’s no obligation to put every letter to the municipality on council’s agenda. “That’s often the case. Not every single letter ends up on the agenda.” The mayor decides which correspondence he receives goes to staff or council. Ashlie said there’s no conflict in her role as a parttime municipal councillor and part time constituency assistant for Bing, a Pitt Meadows councillor. Her job is to help individual constituents access services and sort out problems while Bing’s staff in Victoria deal with government issues. She said she doesn’t deal with grant applications to the provincial government. “I do not deal with grants. I have nothing to do with it.”


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The efforts to keep sprucing up Maple Ridge’s downtown and making it shine will continue, using the leverage of the facade improvement program. Since the program was launched in 2009, using grants to kickstart facelifts of downtown businesses, about $6 million in improvements have taken place. This year, eight downtown businesses have lined up another $50,000 in grants. The details came in

an annual update of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association to Maple Ridge council Tuesday. Continued marketing and promotion of the downtown will be the BIA’s priority over the next few years. Marketing the downtown was also a focus this year, with 17 bus benches featuring the “I Get It Downtown Maple Ridge” slogan. A consumer survey was also conducted, an Easter egg hunt took place, along with a seniors bazaar and fashion show.

The courtesy umbrella program, where shoppers were provided free umbrellas, also made it easier to shop in the core area. A Downtown Art and Heritage Walk brochure was created, as well. The BIA also recognized the District of Maple Ridge’s contribution to improving downtown. In the past four years, the district has spent $60 million on infrastructure improvements, such as roads and sidewalks. The downtown, though, could face some competition if and when

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The District of Maple Ridge invites tenders for the Seismic Retrofit of Steel Water Reservoirs located off of 256 Street. The work generally consists of constructing steel frames encompassing two steel water reservoirs, retrofitting of tank foundation for one reservoir, cleaning and painting the exterior of the reservoirs and cleaning and recoating partially the interior of tank as specified in detail drawings. Tender Documents may be obtained on or after Wednesday, October 09, 2013 during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except holidays) at the Engineering Counter of the District of Maple Ridge, on payment of a non-refundable amount of $52.50 (incl. GST) made payable to the District of Maple Ridge. The document can also be downloaded from BC Bid at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. Unverified bid results will also be available on BC Bid after closing time. The Tender Documents may be viewed at the Plan Room of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3. Tender submission requires the accompaniment of a Bid Bond (or Certified Cheque) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total Tender Price and a Confirmation of Surety to provide Performance and Labour and Material Payment Bond if the tender is successful, each in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the Tender Price. For technical inquiries, contact Mohammad Shahrestani at AECOM Canada Ltd., 604-444-6529. For all other inquiries, contact Velimir Stetin at the District of Maple Ridge, 604-467-7495. The District of Maple Ridge reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders or to accept the Tender deemed most favourable in the interests of the District. The lowest or any Tender may not necessarily be accepted and the District will not be responsible for any cost incurred by the Tenderer in preparing the Tender. Tender Closing Date: Tender Closing Time: Tender Deposit Place:

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ideation in vulnerable students, said SD42 spokesperson Irena Pochop. “So shifting the focus of the conversation to mental health was seen as a safer, healthier and more constructive approach. Carol Todd herself has become a great mental health advocate, so this is the focus for her today as well,” she added. A few people chose to wear purple on Thursday, including Anelma Brown, vice-principal of Garibaldi secondary in Maple Ridge. Since Todd’s death, there has been a greater awareness of bullying and harassment, and schools in particular have worked hard to develop strategies to educate students about social media. For Brown, addressing bullying means building a school where everyone feels accepted. “We try our best to eradicate it, but it’s high school,” said Brown,

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support of World Mental Health Day. “This is something we need to do to support one another and raise awareness about mental health issues,” Todd said. Through social media, Todd got cities in Australia, the U.K. and U.S. to pledge their support. Niagara Falls was set to light up purple on Thursday as was a bridge in Boston, the Los Angeles Airport, Mac the Moose in Moose Jaw, as well as Science World, B.C. Place and the Langevin Bridge in Calgary Alberta. In Maple Ridge, the school district decided to focus on Mental Health Day instead of focusing on Todd’s legacy, although she attended school in the local school district for a period. The concern – shared by other school districts – is that media coverage can contribute to already existing suicidal

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Song for Amanda The story of Amanda Todd’s struggles with cyberbullying and depression after her online activities has been recreated in a tribute video. Released on the eve of the one-year anniversary of her death, the video recounts Todd’s story along with a song called Believe, by Maple Ridge singer Beatrice Sallis. Brent Hampton, a Port Coquitlam dad studying and working in the recording arts industry, was a consultant on the project and is helping to publicize the video. He said the images may be difficult to watch, but ultimately the message is positive because it encourages people to believe in themselves. “The whole purpose of the video, and I think the purpose in the end, is to show people that they don’t have to succumb to people’s suggestions of what they think of you.” – with files from the Tri-City News. • For video link for the song @ mapleridgenews.com.


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CP Rail has no plans to partner with the city for a separated crossing on Harris Road. railway takes to ensure trains roll safely through the city. “We are highly regulated and well prepared for any form of emergency.” He noted rail Hazmat accident rates are down 91 percent since 1980. Other statistics show accidents have dropped 38 percent since 2000. “But like any mode of transportation, things do happen,” said Poznikoff.

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“The disaster in Megantic was a tragic event and it did emphasize the need to make this meeting happen as soon as possible,” said Mayor Deb Walters “I am sure that most communities across Canada that have intermodal yards in their towns felt the same urgency.” CPR’s 22,500-kilometre (14,000-mile) network extends from the Port of Vancouver in Canada’s west to The Port of Montreal in Canada’s east, and to the U.S. industrial centres of Chicago, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, New York City and Buffalo. In Pitt Meadows, the company owns 83 hectares of land, 20 of which is an intermodal yard with the rest slated for possible expansion. CP told council it worked closely with both city staff and the fire department on a variety of concerns from working together on emergency planning to addressing trespassers and repairing holes in fences. Walters said CP’s presentation reassured council that the company has an extensive safety program in place that addresses tracks, cars and engines.   She added the city will continue to meet with the railway quarterly to address rail-related issues, such as the speed of trains, train lengths and faulty crossings. A query about a separated crossing over the train tracks at Harris Road elicited a disappointing response from CP. The crossing remains a bottle neck and point of frustration for commuters. Walters said CP doesn’t plan to partner anytime soon for a crossing at Harris Rd.


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She challenged the board’s assertion that the new rental rates are set on a cost-recovery basis. “If a gymnasium is open anyway, the custodian is on the job, the heat is on and the lights are on, how is this cost recovery?” She noted that fees for some groups have risen dramatically. The First Laity Girl Guides now charge $235 a year for Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers groups, which is an increase of $90. She has personally heard from two parents who have said they will not be able to afford the fees, and believes there are more who have not spoken up, but will look for more affordable activities for their children. Kent also reminded the board that schools have traditionally been made available to the

community, because they are public facilities. “Our parents are taxpayers. We all pay taxes. We all pay school taxes. We are, in effect, the owners of these schools.” And, she said, having community groups using schools in the evening reduces vandalism to the buildings – such as the recent theft of copper water pipes from underneath Webster’s Corners elementary. “These are community resources. However, your rental fees will cause them to sit empty for much of the year,” Kent told the board. Some guiding groups have already secured more affordable rental rates at churches and community centres. School board chair Mike Murray responded that trustees are “in the unenviable posi-

tion of having to look in every nook and cranny for savings,” due to a tight budget situation. Kent acknowledged that, and said she is sending letters to both MLAs for the community. Murray said the board will review the request. “We very much value the work of the Girl

million budget for the 2013-2014 school year, which resulted in the loss of 35 positions, as well as other cuts. He noted that the board has been subsidizing facility rentals with artificially low rates for a long time. “Our No. 1 priority is the classroom. We would far rather be able to open our facilities to all groups at no

“We very much value the work of the Girl Guides and other non-profit groups who provide children with opportunities.” Mike Murray, school board chair Guides and other nonprofit groups who provide children with opportunities,” he said after the meeting. “But we’re in a very challenging place in terms of our budgets.” This year, the board had to find savings of $5.7 million in its $130

cost, but we can’t.” There are four Girl Guide groups in the community: Alouette has 284 girls; Pitt Meadows, 130; Laity, 96; and Port Hammond, 75. There are also about 141 adults members involved with the four groups.

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Oct 16: “Maple Ridge Has Talent!” 7 pm, Salvation Army Caring Place. Admission is free. Donations are welcome to support the Caring Place Meal Program. To participate in the talent show, contact Alouette Home Start Society’s Outreach team at 604-466-3031 Ext. 112, outreach@alouettehomestart.com Oct 17: Screening of “Something to Eat, a Place to Sleep, and Someone Who Gives a Damn: A Film about Homelessness”, presented by Cinema Politica, 7 pm. at the District of Maple Ridge Council Chambers. Admission is free. Oct 18: “A Taste of the World”, Drop in between 11:30 am and 1 pm, ACT Theatre Main Lobby. This Community Harvest Global Buffet marks United Nations World Food Day and Homelessness Action Week, presented in partnership with Golden Ears FEAST. The food is provided and prepared through donations from community organizations and individuals: there is no cost for the meal. Donations for the Friends in Need Food Bank are welcome. For more information, contact Shawn Matthewson, smatthewson@mapleridge.ca, 604-467-7464.

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We asked News readers what they are most thankful for in this year’s I am Thankful for Contest. Here are a few of our favourite entries! Submitted by: Diane Humphries My precious granddaughter. I was nearing the end of my moms 10 year affliction with Alzheimer’s. It had been a long sad road and at times I felt very much alone. Suddenly this tiny little girl entered my life and the sun began to shine again. My Madison was a gift from God. I’m sorry my mom didn’t know she had a great granddaughter, but I know, and will be forever thankful for that sweet babe who entered my life at just the right time. Submitted by: Bee I’m thankful for my children and my five wonderful grandchildren.

Submitted by: Shalyn Having more than what I need, a career that I love, but especially for being blessed with two healthy and happy little boys.

Submitted by: tomgirlbc My health and my well being. Submitted by: cher Being a sickness-free & pain-free senior who is independently mobile. Sincerely appreciate my healthy life.

Submitted by: Oceangirl My Mom’s strength. She is beating the statistics for lung cancer. Average mortality is 8 months. She is at 17 months and going strong! Submitted by: Vicki My constant companions...Maggie & Hannah - Gold labs. They get me outdoors despite the weather...To re-charge, keep active & balanced mentally & physically. I truly believe having a pet allows one to live longer.

Submitted by: Cheryl For each new day I am alive and healthy. Deeply grateful to have 2 healthy children who do not smoke. Submitted by: spreiten Mom’s turkey dinner with all the family. Submitted by: kaykay774 I am thankful I have great children, who are doing wonderful things with their life and making me a proud parent. I have 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys and all of my children are in college one will graduate this year. I could not ask for more, I am truly blessed. Submitted by: Cassie I’m thankful for the wind on my skin the sand on my feet the snow from the sky and the rain on my cheek. Drinks with the girls & dinner with him. Life matters as long as I have family & friends. Live for today be better tomorrow. Be thankful this thanksgiving day and always smile.

Submitted by: Nooksva I am thankful for nature and all of Gods creations. Nature is unimaginably creative and peculiar, a leaf, for example, could never be created by men. The air we breathe that flows through are body is created by nature; trees breathe it for us to indulge. Summer, fall, winter, and springs are constantly giving us new views of the beautiful blue planet we live on. Submitted by: art My wife and all the little things she does to make our house a home and how she is always thinking of other people & doing small tasks for them to make them feel appreciated. Submitted by: Eileen Selzer I’m thankful for all my family, friends, neighbours, and co-workers for all the help and support they gave me in my time of need when my husband passed away in March...words are not enough to say thank-you from the bottom of my heart.

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which are not always considerate when a cyclist dares to block their path); • riding without a helmet (which sometimes provokes angry comments, such as ‘we should confiscate people’s bikes if they don’t wear a helmet,’ but which in fact has never harmed anyone but potentially the person without a helmet); • not stopping for stop signs. I certainly don’t encourage people on bikes to disobey the law, but I do understand why some of these things happen. Following the rules of the road, which were made for cars, sometimes doesn’t make much sense for people on bikes. The important thing to remember here is that only in rare cases might any of these types of offenses result in death or severe injury of anyone other than the cyclist. When it comes to speeding, though, drivers are generally confident they won’t cause an accident. But according to ICBC traffic collision statistics, of the Top 5 contributing factors in 2007 fatal collisions, speed was first, at 41.4 per cent. Some more figures obtained from ICBC: 8,200 speed-related collisions injured 5,500 people and resulted in 161 fatalities (annual averages over 2003-2007). A disproportionate number of vulnerable road users – pedestrians and cyclists – end up being victims of car collisions, including those where speed is a contributing factor. To illustrate the dramatic effect that reduced speeds have in case of a crash, consider: • a pedestrian hit at 50 km/h has an 80 per cent chance of being killed; • a pedestrian hit at 30 km/h has a 10 per cent chance of being killed.

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“Metro Vancouver continues on a crash course to raise costs for residents and businesses alike,” Grant Hankins, district manager for hauling firm BFI Canada, told the committee. “You’re picking winners and losers.” An earlier version of the bylaw was defeated in September, but it was quickly retooled and revived. One change would allow cities to exempt specific apartment buildings from the requirement coming in 2015 to separate all organic food waste. Garbage from those buildings would have to go to an approved material recovery facility, where organics and other recyclables would be extracted from waste. The bylaw creates some room for mixed-waste recovery facilities, which proponents say could pull out much more recyclable material that’s now dumped or incinerated, helping lift the poor 15 per cent recycling rate in multifamily buildings. Exempting select older apartment buildings from the organics ban

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TransLink sets aside $300m to fix Pattullo Bridge TransLink is earmarking nearly $300 million to rehabilitate the aging Pattullo Bridge over the next three years even though the structure could be torn down soon after the work is done. But officials at the regional transportation authority insist they will try not to spend the money unnecessarily and are hopeful the bulk of the outlay can be averted if a decision on replacing the Pattullo with a new bridge can be made soon enough. The projected amount to be spent repairing the bridge has doubled from a previous estimate of $150 million to $299 million after work on the span this summer gave TransLink a better idea of what is needed. Executive vice-president of policy and strategic planning Bob Paddon said the rehab work could begin as soon as 2015 and he hopes a decision on the Pattullo’s re-

placement will be made in 2014. But even a quick decision on replacement won’t avert the need to expend a significant amount fixing the old bridge, Paddon said, because those repairs will be necessary before a new bridge opens. “We will need to spend some money though because even if we have a decision we’re still going to have to figure out how to fund it and then you have to build it,” he said at a recent meeting of Metro Vancouver mayors. Much of the required work is on the bridge deck itself, in addition to seismic upgrades. CEO Ian Jarvis said TransLink is required to plan for the rehabilitation scenario in its new base plan, because it has no revenue secured yet to replace the bridge. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said it would be much better to divert Pattullo upgrade spending to increased bus and SkyTrain service, if possible.

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Metro Vancouver staff are warning the province’s plan to replace the Massey Tunnel with a large new bridge could run counter to regional land-use goals. A report coming to Metro’s transportation committee from senior regional planner Ray Kan cautions that a big new bridge may “unleash pent-up demand” and spur more people to drive on the Highway 99 corridor, or prompt transit riders and car pool users to instead drive alone. “Unfettered access could easily result in a congested facility,” his report said. “Further, an expanded facility may simply move the ‘bottleneck’ further downstream or upstream.” The report says more

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Forget smart meters, check your smoke detector, says Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis. Nearly 80 per cent of people who die in fires don’t have a working smoke alarm. The total number of smart meter-related fires in B.C. remains at zero.

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Fewer electrical fires in B.C.: commissioner the Fraser Valley. After successfully pushing for a 2006 law allowing fire departments to find indoor marijuana grow operations by their electrical usage,

Garis has continued to assess the effects of B.C. Hydro’s smart grid program on preventing fires. Adding another year of fire statistics, from June 2012 to June 2013, shows a continued decline in electrical fires, including those related to illegal electrical bypasses and hot grow lamps found to be connected with illegal marijuana growing. Garis noted that the data show electrical fires of all sorts account for only a small part of all structure fires in B.C. Out of 1,801 total residential fires in the latest year available, 150 were found to be caused by electrical discharge. That’s a 12.3 per cent decline since 2011, when the smart meter program began. The reports show that over three years, only one fire originated on an exterior wall, ignited by an electrical panel board. That was in 2011, before smart meter installation began. There have been no fires attributed to the meter program, with 1.8 million wireless meters installed. Fires caused by illegal meter bypasses dropped from eight in 2011 to six in 2012 to only three in 2013. B.C. Hydro has reported that installers located and removed illegal bypasses around the province as part of the smart meter program, and also replaced 1,200 meter bases found to be faulty. Garis said the results clearly show that people should not worry about their electrical meters, and pay attention to by far the largest sources of house fires: cooking and smoking. The statistics show that cooking-related fires are on the increase, even as total residential fires have declined in B.C. Of 1,998 total fires reported in 2011, 575 were ignited by cooking equipment. In 2013, total fires declined to 1,801 but the number of cooking fires rose to 621. Fires caused by smoking declined by 11 per cent for 2013, but there were still 302 fires ignited by smoking materials. Garis said the statistic of most concern is that 79 per cent of people who died in fires, whatever the source, were in a home without a working smoke detector.


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GVHBA honours members at Awards of Excellence The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association has honoured some of its members at their Awards of Excellence, which took place on Oct. 2. “The awards honour association members for their exceptional level of volunteer commitment and dedication to enhancing the professionalism of the homebuilding and renovation industries in the Greater Vancouver area,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. Among this year’s winners was ParkLane Homes/

Bluetree Homes for Builder Member of the Year and Cressey Development Group for BuiltGreen Single-Family Builder of the Year. Mosaic Avenue Construction was the winner of the BuiltGreen Multi-Family Builder of the Year award. The RenoMark Renovator Member of the Year award was given to Miles Wittig of Basil Restoration Ltd. Black Press was honoured with an Association Marketing Award. Other awards included the Technical Excellence Award, given to Naikoon Contracting, the Supplier Member of the

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SOLO District’s second phase, Altus, will feature Club 55 on its top floor, with a barbecue area, full kitchen, media area, and billiards, poker and ping-pong tables, as well as outdoor deck space. SOLO District is rapidly becoming an iconic part of the Burnaby skyline, and will eventually include four residential towers.

Redefining North Burnaby at Appia’s SOLO District By Kerry Vital

Appia Development has deep roots in North Burnaby, and this continues with SOLO District, which will soon become an iconic part of the skyline. SOLO District, which stands for South Of Lougheed, continues to draw potential buyers into the presentation centre every day to check out the condominium homes, amazing amenities and

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the living areas and the choice of two designer colour schemes, Grigio and Noce. The kitchens feature imported Italian Armony Cucine cabinetry, polished quartz countertops and a quartz slab backsplash, complemented by stainless-steel appliances and under-cabinet task lighting. The relaxing bathrooms hold their own Italian Armony Cucine cabinetry and quartz countertops, as well as a luxurious soaker tub and large porcelain floor tiles and wall tile for the tub surround and shower wall. Select ensuites feature an enclosed glass shower. One of the most exciting parts of Altus is Club 55 on its top floor, with a barbecue area, full kitchen, media area and billiards, poker and ping-pong tables and a large outdoor deck space. The office tower will hold a fully equipped gym, and a multi-sport court on the

third floor, while the 15th floor will include a roof terrace with outdoor seating, a barbecue area and a wet bar. SOLO District itself is one of the most exciting properties in the Lower Mainland real estate market. It will eventually be comprised of four residential towers and over 1,400 homes. Construction is currently ongoing for the first and second phases, Stratus and Altus, with future phases Cirrus and Aerius to follow. The community will also include Burnaby’s first Whole Foods, commercial opportunities, office space and tons of green space. SOLO District is perfectly situated for transit, shopping, education and leisure activities. The Brentwood Skytrain station is just steps away, along with Brentwood Town Centre. Golf courses, parks and fitness facilities are also nearby. “People will be hard-pressed to find a more complete community of this calibre,” says Murrell. SOLO District and Appia is currently offering a fantastic promotion they are calling The Perfect Home Ownership Plan. The next 75 qualified buyers will get savings of up to 60 per cent on mortgage payments for a limited time, discounts on transit passes for those who commute farther than three kilometres on a regular basis and no payments for up to 180 days after the purchase of one of the select homes at SOLO District. This promotion is being offered to buyers who are Burnaby residents, plan to live or have a family member live at SOLO District or will be attending a post-secondary institution in Burnaby such as Simon Fraser University or the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Homes at SOLO District start at $293,900. For more information, visit www. solodistrict.com, call 604-298-8800 or visit the presentation centre at 2131 Willingdon Avenue, open daily except Friday between noon and 5 p.m.

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here are certain time-honoured traditions that we have all come to expect of autumn – the long-awaited start of the hockey season, turkey and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, and the much anticipated article about my favourite perennial, Helleborus. This is the time of the year when these often slow-growing beauties are finally ready for sale and we get to see which new introductions are available locally. For collector’s, there is that same urgency that I often see at women’s shoe sales, except that gardeners display a much more restrained frenzy when drooling over the many possibilities. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, consider the following as nothing more than mere propaganda, or perhaps a few good reasons to find out what all this praise is about. 1. Six months of flowering – starting with the early blooming Christmas Rose, or Helleborus niger cultivars (‘Jacob’, ‘Josef Lemper’, ‘Jonas’), which open their pure white blooms from mid to late November, carrying through with many of the newer evergreen hybrids (Helleborus x nigercors and ballardiae) and ending with the February to early May multicolour blooms of Lenten Rose (Helleborus x hybridus), with a little planning, you can have a solid six months of winter flowers. 2. Every colour of the rainbow – whether you’re an Alba garden snob (I mean this in the nicest way possible) or looking for some near black flowered plants for a Gothic look, there’s a Hellebore for you somewhere. We have apple green (H. corsicus and foetidus), dark burgundy, yellow (‘Golden Lotus’), red, slate blue (‘Metallic Blue Lady’), pink, amber and pure unadulterated white. These blooms are often accented with spotting, picotees and darker veining, and the flower form itself ranges from singles, doubles, semi-doubles and anemone. 3. Sun, part sun or shade – while many gardeners consider Hellebores as strictly

(Clockwise from left) Helleborus ‘Mardi Gras Double Mix’; Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’; and Helleborus ‘Black Jubilee’.

shade plants, here in coastal B.C. we have many more options. Some of them are quite sun tolerant including Helleborus x sternii and corsicus, all of the Lenten Roses (Helleborus x hybridus) perform best with morning or late afternoon sun, and Helleborus niger will tolerate deep shade, although it’s best located under a deciduous tree, so that a little winter sun can peek through. 4. The deer don’t eat them – as we keep pushing our homes further and further away from the city core, removing the forests as we go – the remaining deer are left with little choice but to eat the food we have left them, which happens to be our

gardens. Since Hellebores are highly toxic plants (when ingested) and were once used to poison the water supply during the Greek siege of Kirrha in 585BC, the deer have the common sense to leave them alone. 5. They grow in containers – even if you have limited space you can still grow Hellebores in containers, and many of the early blooming Christmas Roses in the HGC Collection can even be brought indoors like a houseplant (when in flower) for short periods of time (7-10 days). 6. Many are beautiful foliage plants – Most of the newer Helleborus x nigercors, x ballardiae or ‘Rodney Davey Marbled Group’ are reliably evergreen and a choice

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$

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

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Community Calendar

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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 non-profit rates.

with the Friends in Need Food Bank. Happy 2B Hear entertains in Memorial Peace Park on 224th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. www. haneyfarmersmarket.org  604467-7433, Ext. 2.

host a free information session on seniors’ safety at the Wesbrooke, 12000 – 190A St. on Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. For info call 604-465-7057.

Saturday, Oct. 12 • Thanksgiving shopping at the Haney Farmers Market. Share the bounty

Tuesday, Oct. 15 • Yuen’s Family Martial Arts and the Pitt Meadows Community Policing Committee

how they will share their life experience with readers – in a novel, short story or memoir? They grapple with how to integrate life experience into fiction and imagination into memoir. This workshop will explore how these genres, approaches and decisions relate to one another. From 7-9 p.m. at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. www.facebook.com/ events/575105215881646/

• Are we welcoming enough? Is a dialogue to look at the services provided to immigrants and identify gaps. From 1-4:30 p.m. at the Meadows Room at Pitt Meadows City Hall, 12007 Harris Rd. Call Kim Angel at 604-372-0288 for more information, or email welcomingcommunities@ familyed.bc.ca.

Monday, Oct. 14 • ADHD Awareness Week book display at Fraser Valley Public Library’s Maple Ridge branch, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd., until Oct. 20. Call Pete Quily at 604-263-6997 or pete@bcadhd.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 • Do you have experiences with Mental Health & Addictions? Would you like to share these with a group? Alouette Addictions is offering Dual Exhaust, every Wednesday

• Golden Ears Writers October Lobby Night: Writers often face the decision of

• The Maple Ridge Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at Fraserview Community Center.  Speaker for the month is Heather Freund  taking us on “an enchanting journey of teas and tea gardens from around the world.” The guest fee is $2 drop-in. For information call 604-467-2956. Thursday, Oct. 17 • Cinema Politica Presentation of Something to Eat, a

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Place to Sleep, and Somebody Who Gives a Damn explores the homeless epidemic in Metro Vancouver. It puts a face to the homeless and gives a voice to those who work with them. From 7-9 p.m. at Maple Ridge Municipal Hall council chambers, at 11995 Haney Pl. For more information see ridgemeadows@cinemapolitica.org. • Halloween Ladies Night at Crazy About Clothes 11952228th St., featuring a stylist to help pick out a costume. The sale for the evening is 25 per cent off everything in the store, and because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, $1 will be donated to help find a cure for every purchase of the evening. Saturday,Oct. 19 • Fraternal of Eagles is holding an Octoberfest night, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, at 23461 Fern Cr. Tickets are $20, available by calling Gerry at 604-467-9132 or Sharon at 604-4567-7275 or Roland at 604-467-3897 and there will be music and other events there. • Haney Farmers Market under cover at Grow & Gather (Trice Farms) 24565 Dewdney Trunk Rd. and there are still lots of vegetables available, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free shuttle bus will be provided from the Memorial Peace Park Bandstand on the half hour. Call Eileen Dwillies at 604-467-8424 or hfminfo@ haneyfarmersmarket.org. See www.haneyfarmersmarket.org. • Albion Beaver Scouts fall bottle drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., canvassing the area to collect refundable bottles/ cans, and hosting a drop-off depot at Albion Elementary School. If you have a large number of bottles and cans you would like to be picked up please email albionscouts@gmail.com  or call 778.319.6206. Monday, Oct. 21 • Pitt Meadows Garden Club is inviting members and anyone interested to its monthly meeting. Speaker Pam Erickson will talk about Hostas at Pitt Meadows Community Hall, (corner Harris and Ford Roads). Everyone welcome for coffee and homemade treats, with drop-in fee of $2 for non-members. Tuesday, Oct. 22 • Deciding to make the move into long term care can be confusing and stressful. What are the different levels of care, how much does it cost, which services will be included? Carol Lange of Nurse Next Door will answer

these questions and provide you provide information to help you navigate the seniors health care system at The Fraser Valley Regional Library, Pitt Meadows Branch from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event is presented by the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network as part of the Aging Gracefully Speaker Series. Free but please register to save a spot: (604) 786-7404 or e-mail: seniorsnetworkmpk@ gmail.com. Thursday, Oct. 24 • Caregivers often find themselves in situations where they need to advocate for their senior. A session at the Fraser Valley Regional Library Maple Ridge Branch from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. offers advice for people who need to advocate for friends and family members or for people who are employed to assist. It will outline a step-by-step process and courteous but firm strategies. Free but please register to save a spot: (604) 786-7404 or e-mail: seniorsnetworkmpk@gmail.com. Saturday, Oct. 26 • Carn-evil returns to haunt the Ruskin Hall (corner of 284th Street and 96th Avenue) just in time for Halloween (Oct. 26, 27, 30 and 31) from 6-10 p.m., and the lights will be left on until 7 p.m..  Admission is $3 before 7 p.m. and $5 after.  We strongly encourage children to come before 7 p.m. – CAUTION - This is a frightening display.  Tuesday, Oct. 29 • Autism Information and Support Group to hear Dennis Tal of the ABA Learning Centre will share tried and true suggestions on facilitating successful play dates for your child with autism or other developmental disabilities. We meet at RMACL from 6:30- 8:30 p.m., 11641-224 Street, Maple Ridge. For more info or to RSVP, please contact tracy.hewgill@ rmacl.org or 604-467-8700. Wednesday, Oct. 30 • Baillie House Residential Care at Ridge Meadows Hospital is accepting volunteer applications. Deadline is Oct. 30. For more information contact Marnie.Selinger@fraserhealth. ca. To access the application, please go to the Fraser Health website at: www.fraserhealth. ca/about_us/get-involved/ volunteer/volunteer_in_your_ community You are required to provide two references, complete a Criminal Record Search, and attend an interview.  Saturday, Nov. 2 • A Classy Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Golden Ears United Church. Booths are available at $30 each. Call Sue Kellas at 604-463-9611.


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Ramblers runners winning This year is shaping up to be one of the best for the Maple Ridge secondary cross-country running team. This week the team competed against many Fraser Valley schools at the Triple C Invitational meet at Mundy Park. Emily Morley won the Grade 8 division by over one minute, while Ryan Ibbitt ran away from the rest of the field in the Grade 10 division. In fact, Ridge athletes did well in all races, with second and third place finishes by Monique Lisek and Nicholas Cowley and many other top 10 finishes by other Ridge athletes.

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James Eccles, the first full-time director of hockey development for the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association, said players need work on their puckhandling skills.

Focused on development Banners are not the goal in first year says, James eccles by Neil Corbe tt staff reporter

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eams from the Western Hockey League are going to want to draft bantams from Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey, and the midgets will be sought-after prospects for the major midget league. That’s the goal of the association’s new director of hockey development James Eccles. “My goals for this year ... it’s not banners,” he said. “That’s not what we’re here for.” Approaching the game with a “win now” attitude can actually hinder development, he asserts. Rigid systems play is the enemy. Eccles doesn’t want to see Maple Ridge produce checking drones, who are most adept at the dumpand-chase game, or clearing pucks off the glass. “The trap has slowed our game down, and decreased the skills in our players,” said Eccles. Hockey Canada has researched the issue, and acknowledged that Canadian prospects who are coached to win games, rather than develop skills, become “too robotic” in their play. Rather, his focus is on developing skilled players.

The RMMHA kids who are just starting hockey for the first time this season, what does he want them to look like, when they hit bantam hockey some eight seasons from now? “You’re going to see a fast, creative breed of hockey player.” Eccles has done a lot of analysis of what has been happening in minor hockey here, and doesn’t see a need to reinvent the wheel. “The children have great development occurring, but there’s room for more success,” he said. Stick skills will be an area of focus. The association has many good coaches, and has put a lot of emphasis on skating. Now, more incorporation of skating with pucks will produce more skillful players. Eccles is taking a page out of the European playbook, and has obtained two buckets of steel pucks. They are more than twice as heavy as vulcanized rubber pucks, but once the players get the traditional biscuit back on their sticks after using steel, they have a better feel for the puck. Stick battling is another skill he would like to see emphasized, and this is especially important given that bodychecking is no longer allowed in hockey until the bantam age group. He wants kids to fall in love with hockey the way he did, and their coaches did. “They’ve got to come out, and then want more.” Gone are the days when 14 kids

stand in a lineup while one skates through cones. Today’s coaches keep the entire group busy at once, and Eccles takes it to the extremes. “Kids need to move. Kids need to be energetic, and they need to be having fun.” To that end, he promotes smallarea games. He is running three skill development sessions, free for players, each Saturday and Sunda, beginning at 6:45 a.m. Players can sign up on the RMMHA website. Each session has a maximum of 30 players, “or it’s a fish farm.”

“You’re going to see a fast, creative breed of hockey player.” James eccles Director of hockey development “We work on fundamental skills that coaches don’t have time for, and we work on small-area games,” he said. He said players who are in hockey for the first time and other late starters are some of the biggest beneficiaries. Kids who started the year at a place where they can just stand up on their skates are already skating and pushing the puck ahead of themselves. “You get a lot of pride out of that,” he said.

The association has other opportunities for more ice time, and has goaltender development every Tuesday night. About every three weeks, he will also be doing coaching development sessions. Each will have a theme for the skate, such as creating offence or developing defencemen. Part of his job is evaluating coaches, and so far he has been impressed with their dedication. “I’m the first one to defend those guys,” he said. “I’m criticized and critiqued too – that’s what happens when you become a coach.” Eccles played minor hockey in Abbotsford, and donned the Ridge Meadows Flames jersey in 1996. After junior hockey, he played four seasons at Kent State University, then coached for three seasons in the NCAA at State University in New York. His other coaching experience includes assistant with the BCHL Westside Warriors, major midget, and instructor for Hockey Canada Skills Academy for the Kelowna School District. Asked whether his focus is on rep teams, Eccles said the goal is to improve everyone. By heightening the overall skill level of the youngest players coming into the association, the most outstanding players will rise. “And the good outcomes will come – the Ws.” He’s loving the job. “I wake up in the morning, and I get to go play hockey with kids.”

Knights win four of five

The Meadow Ridge Knights went four forfive last weekend, with a strong showing at the atom level. The Atom Gold Knights knocked off the Bears in Langley, 2422, and the Atom Blue Knights earned a win in Mission 32-25 over the Niners. The PeeWee Gold Knights travelled to Langley for a 12-0 win over the Bears.  Linebackers, James Ross, Tyson Phare and Kurtis Brown kept the Bears penned in, allowing only three first downs all game.  QB Riley Celino, found the endzone, as did running back Eric Clark. The PeeWee Blue Knights lost 46-0 to the undefeated Mission Niner’s The Junior Bantam Knights snapped a four- game losing streak against the Niners with a 19-0 win in Mission. Some old school defence, led by Riley Durante and Cole Leon, negated the Niner ground game. Liam Cummurasamy and Adam Brass smothered Mission’s receivers and took away the air.  Anthony Cameron and Tim Janke found the end-zone, and Brandon Hunt returned a punt for a touchdown to cap off victory.


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Sports Back in action Ridge Meadows Flames captain Travis Oddy, seen here pulling away from two Aldergrove Kodiaks last Friday, will lead his surging junior B team against the Port Moody Panthers tonight at Planet Ice. Oddy had three goals in two games last weekend. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Colleen Flanagan/the newS

Varying intensity works for women M

ost of the older studies done regarding improvements in strength and power have been done on male athletes. But some studies over the last decade have begun to look at the benefit of changing the weekly structure (called periodization) of weight training for women on strength development over long periods (up to 24 weeks). The results of the studies show that a type of weekly plan called undulating periodization is more beneficial than a regular circuit style of program and that the increases in strength can be even more dramatic in women than men. Undulating programs involve varying the intensity of your three weekly strength sessions so that one day is very hard, one is moderate intensity and the other is between these two in intensity level. Since women are seeing the benefit of improving their muscle strength on bone health, and reducing risk factors such as diabetes, obesity, arthritis it is even more important to know the best ways to improve strength. Periodization exercise programs really began about sixty years ago where European coaches, especially eastern-block coaches, were developing some of the world class athletes of that period. The athletes found that once they reached a plateau in fitness, they just couldn’t appreciably improve by simply training harder and harder. So the trainers and coaches experimented with altering their athletes’ training schedules. They methodically had the athlete complete resistance training phases that included high-volume, low-intensity resistance workouts, and then alternated these cycles with low-volume, high-intensity training phases. The positive results in performance that was created turned out to have radical implications on the future of athletic training.

In one of the recent studies done on a group of active young women (average age of 24) the periodized group had a much greater increase for all categories that were tested. Bench press and leg press increased approximately 40% compared to 12% with the circuit group. The periodized group also exhibited higher percent increases for sit-ups performed in one-minute, sprinting peak power, vertical jump power, and time improvement in the 40-yard dash, all improved more than the circuit group. The differences in improvement were up to 42% on the periodized plan vs as low as 4% on the standard program. At the end of the six months, the periodized group also showed a greater decrease in percent body fat (25% vs 10%)

and a higher body composiincrease in fattion changes, free mass (8% the periodized vs 2%) than the group sigcircuit group. nificantly inThe muscular creased its p er for mance strength for or body combench, shoulposition of the der and leg control group press exercises, not surprisingly and more imdid not show portantly for any significant Kinected tennis players, Kerry Senchyna change. they increased Another their serve vestudy cited in locity. The two the American Journal of other test groups did not. Sports Medicine involved These studies show that studying periodized a periodized, multiplestrength programs in 24 set program will positivecollege tennis players. ly influence body comAfter four, six and nine position and increase months of training, there muscular performance was no change in body in women more than mass, but the periodized standard weight training group was the only group programs. that increased its muscle mass (and decreased Kerry Senchyna holds a fat mass). The circuit degree in kinesiology and and no-training groups is owner of West Coast did not increase muscle Kinesiology in mass. In addition to their Maple Ridge.

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On the move Maple Ridge secondary Grade 10 soccer player Felipe Vieira (right) blasts past defenders and runs the ball upfield against Terry Fox on Wednesday.

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MANION, Gladys It is with great sadness that we The clock of life is wound but once And no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop on what day - or what hour Now is the only time you have So live it with a will Don’t wait until tomorrow The hands may then be still

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GOETZ, Conrad Feb. 25 1946 - Oct. 15 2012 A year has gone by since you have passed, As you were taken from us way too fast. We do not need a special day to bring you to mind, For days without a thought of you are hard to find.

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TEJKEL, Margareta on October 5th, 2013 Late of Maple Ridge, B.C., age 84 years. Survived by her loving family, husband Frank; 3 children, Gerhard (Jean), Karin, and Robert; 2 grandchildren, Julia and Andrew; and 3 sisters in Germany. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 10th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Maple Ridge with interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery.

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many years at Coquitlam Bakery (Northside Poco) and was known to all the little children as the “cookie lady” as she was always giving them cookies. Gladys was an excellent seamstress making beautiful wedding dresses and ballroom gowns. She was the greatest cook and and an avid gardener. She retired from her last job at Hawthorne Care Center. She will be forever in our hearts and will be sadly missed. We will cherish the times we spent together. Many thanks to the staff and her friends at Hawthorne Senior Care Center for all their care, their friendships and the extra special help she sometimes needed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Complex Care Recreation Center of Hawthorne Senior Care.

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Black Press Community News Media is an internationally recognized newspaper publishing group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications in BC, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio published at 14 regional printing centers. Black Press have over 160 websites as well as the Victoria-based free classified site UsedEverywhere.com. Black Press employees 3,300 people across North America.

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.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

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Bundle Drivers The Abbotsford News, Mission Record and Chilliwack Progress are looking for two drivers to make deliveries of bulk newspapers to specific locations throughout their communities.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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The Abbotsford News Black Press Circulation Department 34375 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5 or email to: circulation@abbynews.com

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Please email your resume, subject DIGITAL TRAFFIC with a brief note by October 18, 2013 to teamwork@blackpress.ca blackpress.ca X bclocalnews.com

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER/ SOCIAL SERVICES

Newspapers are picked up from our plant in Abbotsford. Delivery takes approximately 4-6 hours to complete, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Earn approximately $900-$1800. Must have a 16 foot, 1 ton cube or a 1 ton cargo van.

As a Community Support Worker, you will be able to provide rehabilitation, support, and other forms of assistance to children, youth, and families while supporting social workers and health care professionals. Train in this rewarding career.

This is a permanent contract position. Interested parties please submit your resume and photo of your vehicle to: Black Press Circulation Department 34375 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5

Career Opportunities: Child and Youth Care Worker O Women’s Shelter Worker Family Place Worker O Settlement/Newcomers Service Worker Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Support Worker

email: circulation@abbynews.com We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

TH Restaurant Services LTD. o/a Tim Hortons

FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS Full Time & Part Time *Days, *Evenings, *Nights, *Weekends, *Graveyard *Shift Work. $10.25/hour Experience & Education not required 10 VACANCIES Please apply online at:

www.timhortons.com Or in store at:

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email: giselle@fraserexteriors.com

PART Time Office Assistant (Abbotsford). Flexible hours. Must have experience with Excel & Simply Accounting. Compensation based on experience. Email resumes to Controller.pr2010@gmail.com

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Specializing in *Palm, *Tarot Cards, *Crystal Ball Readings.

FABRICATORS F/T

“Massage Confidential”

candymassage.blogspot.com/

*Private Studio *European

bcclassified.com

EM Manufacturing

Relaxation Touch (Pitt Meadows) Pain and Stress Relief. Call 778-888-3866

Residential & Commercial

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Email resume to:

phil@emmfg.com ROOFERS WANTED

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MAIDS R’ US BEST CLEANERS

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Licensed * Bonded * Insured

Call 604-575-5555

CLEANING SERVICES

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275

Weekly, Bi-Monthly - Best Rates!

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

Intex Janitorial & Maintenance Services

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

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Call 604-240-3947 paddy o rail@shaw.ca

GARDENING Prompt Delivery Available

7 Days / Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

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

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

GREENSKEEPERS Landscape Maintenance & Construction

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

Janitorial, Office Cleaning Int. Ext. Windows, Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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

Residential / Commercial

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DRYWALL

INSURED - FREE ESTIMATES .

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Do you have a formal education in business development or marketing and two or more years experience in direct fundraising, sales, and event planning?

- FRIDAYS OPEN - MOVE OUTS

mariescustomizedcleaning@gmail.com

Call 604-467-1118 Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000 Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

604-476-0075

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

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EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

ELECTRICAL

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

Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! *24 HOUR SERVICE* 30Yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking a dynamic, confident and experienced Fund Development Coordinator for a full time, permanent position based in the Abbotsford office and serving the Fraser Valley.

RENOVATIONS & REPAIRS Bathroom Grab Bars Wheelchair Ramps Carpentry - Plumbing - Electrical GREAT WORKMANSHIP 10 Years Experience

.Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

For details refer to the About Us/Careers section of our website at www.mentoringworks.ca. Submit applications – cover letter and resume - no later than October 17, 2013 to brenda.bertin@ bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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Will 604-764-1036

GUTTER CLEANING POWER WASHING

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

M.T. GUTTERS

of the Fraser Valley

HELP WANTED

DECK RAIL O’Reilly Aluminum

604-618-6401 Marcel

CONCRETE & PLACING

Since 1985 604-808-0212

Gift Certificates Make a Perfect Gift

Do you want to make a difference for children in our community?

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate.

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

AROUND GUARANTEED!

HOUSE CLEANING

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604-576-6750 or Cell: 604.341.7374

HERFORT CONCRETE

(604)465-1302 / 604-786-3466

5 years exp. Own tools, Safety equipment & drivers license Call Phil (604)418-9621

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

“Accept Visa, Mastercard, Discovery & Debit”

604-460-2097 Jani-Clean

with bcclassified.com

From $35. By appt: 604.230.4444

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. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

in Maple Ridge is currently seeking fabricators with pressure vessel experience.

profits

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

(Since 1979)

RING UP

604-653-5928 MIND BODY SPIRIT

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

Reasonable rates 16 yrs. exp. Flexible * Reliable

Reunites Loved Ones

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Excavator & Bobcat Services

RESIDENTIAL

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

40 Yrs Exp.. She’ll tell you Past, Present & Future

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

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SERVICES

SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS OF LIFE.

One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

CLEANING SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CLEANING

DON’T LET TIME & DISTANCE STAND IN YOUR WAY.

SPECIAL $20 All Readings

Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

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Psychic Healer

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

604-468-8889

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Discover the power of Energy Readings by Angela

100 - 20201 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge

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SPIRITUAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

130

Professional Installation

HELP WANTED

Earn Extra Cash!

PLEA provides ongoing training and support. A young person is waiting for an open door...make it yours.

604.708.2628 caregiving@plea.bc.ca www.plea.ca

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows NEWS

Available routes in Maple Ridge 40000001 - 118 Ave, Dewdney Trunk Rd, Hawthorne St. 40000010 - 117B Ave, Dewdney Trunk Rd, Glenhurst St. 40210225 - 121 Ave, 227 St, Brown Ave, Edge St, Fraser St. 40220265 - 124 Ave, 125 Ave, 126 Ave, 217 St 40310307 - 113 Ave, 114 Ave, 207 St, Lorne Ave. 40310310 - 117 Ave, 212 St, Cutler Pl, Fraserview St, Laity St. 40310316 - 115 Ave, 207 St, 207A St, 209 St, Golf Lane, River Rd, Steeves St. 40320363 - 122 Ave, 123 Ave, 212 St, Forest Pl, Norfolk Pl, Stonehouse Ave 12209-12291(odd) Laity St 40320377 - 124 Ave, 125 Ave, 202A St, 202B St, 203 St, Powell Ave. 40320378 - 204 St, 205 St, Brooks Ave, Powell Ave. 40330329 - Eltham St, Lorne Ave, Melville St, Ospring St, Princess St, Wanstead St 40400439 - 130A Ave, 240 St, Shoesmith Cres.

Available routes in Pitt Meadows 41011011 - 114B Ave., 115A Ave., 116A Ave., 196A St., 196B St., 197A St., 197B St., 198 St., 116B Ave. 41011032 - Alouette Blvd., Blaney Dr., Blaney Way, Bonson Rd., Tully Cres.

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NOW HIRING!

Delivery Drivers

With industrial type vehicles only. Vehicle must hold 5000 papers . NO MINI-VANS. • Twice weekly: Tuesday & Thursday • Pick up newspapers from our warehouse • Deliver newspapers to our carriers

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

I=:C:LH Circulation

604.476.2740

brian@mapleridgenews.com

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit *CLEANING *REPAIRS 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Become a PLEA Family Caregiver.

Call 604.514.6770 circulation@langleytimes.com

~ FULLY INSURED ~

Call Tim 604-612-5388 rpretorius@wcrl.com

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

Dean 604-834-3076


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME REPAIRS

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

356

2 HUNGRY PAINTERS. Int/Ext, In the area 35 yrs. Power wash. Refs. WCB. Free Est. 604-467-2532

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it 6 - 50 Yard Bins

289 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

Starting from $199.

ANYTHING OF VALUE

TONY’’S PAINTING

www.recycleitcanada.ca

Summer EXT/INT SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

LOOKING FOR WORK?

D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

Single Items to Entire Households 604-463-4449 604-209-6583

FOR SALE BY OWNER

MOVING & STORAGE

627

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

TOPSOIL

• • •

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

HOMES WANTED

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

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New Custom manufactured home in Ruskin on 360 degree river view. Pad $ 99,988 w/$550 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960.

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

Call: 778-773-3737 ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899

AFFORDABLE MOVING

$45/Hr

TREE & STUMP

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removal done RIGHT!

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-787-5915/604-291-7778

604-537-4140

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

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

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. CB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters.

A name you can trust

604-812-9721

STARBRUSH PAINTING

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD.

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

www.skyviewroofingltd.com Fall Special 15% Off. 604-317-4729

www.paintspecial.com

PETS

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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Running this ad for 8yrs

PETS

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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES DifďŹ culty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

&

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

PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

604-572-3733 www.tkhaulaway.com

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 German Shepherd pups, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, father reg., gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, good guard dog/family pet. born aug 9. $700. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls 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

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 2 Bdrm $625/mo. Incl’s hot water CertiďŹ ed Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm) MAPLE Ridge, 2 bdrm, sep ent, grd flr, 3 appl plus shrd ldry, off str pkg, N/S N/P Lease & ref reqr’d $1000. incl util. Avail Nov1/13 604-9365728 between 4pm-8pm MAPLE RIDGE Central Spacious 1 bdrm apt. Deck, lndry facil, prkg. NS/NP $620. Nov 1. 604-937-3534

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AUTO FINANCING

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

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COTTAGES

MAPLE RIDGE, Thornhill on 262 1/bdrm cottage. Very private. $800/mo. Oct 15. (604)790-7489

736

HOMES FOR RENT

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MAPLE RIDGE - 3000sf. 2 storey & bsmt 4 bdrm. 4 bath fully fin bsmt. Kanaka Elementary area, double garage, quiet family street, A/C, fenced yard. $2000/mo. Sorry No Pets. Avail.Now! Rick 604.790.7425 MAPLE RIDGE, 4/bdrms home on acreage. Fully reno’d. $1600/mo. Avail Nov 1. (604)240-6479 MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 2 Bdrm small Heritage house. Total new looks with brand new furnace with heat pump, air filtration & air cond, new wiring, plumbing, W/D, F/S window coverings, covered patio, fenced backyard w/playhouse & shed, gated. N/S, pet ok $1275. Ref’s a Must. 12219-227th St. Call: (604)467-4583

Maple Ridge,

SORRENTO 22260 122nd Avenue (604)319-9341

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2 Bdrm modular home

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

By appt only, (604)462-9683

Maple Ridge Central

741 Crime free clean quiet well managed mature adult bldg. No smokers No pets gas f/p. $525 + utils.

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

OFFICE/RETAIL

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

604-467-7878

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

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

Call 604-467-3944

NEWER APARTMENTS The Scrapper

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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

Polo Club Apartments

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

TOWNHOUSES

TRANSPORTATION

CALL ANYTIME TO VIEW

Small pet ok. N/S, N/D, Ref’s. Grass cutting required. $1000/mo. + hydro.

604.466.8404 (Erik)

2 Bdrm units avail

752

PITT MEADOWS, Ford & Harris, 3 Bdrm T/H in quiet family complex, rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-465-4851

Full time on-site caretaker. Available Immediately

on 2.5 acres. 11742 256 St.

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge

For more info: google us.

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Fully renovated 1 & 2 bdrm suites

SUNRISE 22292 122nd Avenue (604)349-5982

GARIBALDI Court

Sorry No Pets

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

MILANO PAINTING Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

MAPLE RIDGE New SRI *1404 sq/ft Double wide $89,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $62,888. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Call: (604)518-0974

1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

(604)466-5799

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RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

11895 Laitty St, Maple Ridge

Glenwood Manor Apartments

GET THE BEST

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12186-224 St, Maple Ridge CertiďŹ ed Crime Free Buildings

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TREE SERVICES

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SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

1 Bdrm apts $750 2 Bdrm apts $800

Certified, Insured & Bonded

(778)378-MOVE

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

AVAILABLE NOW

West Maple Ridge Rancher 2 Bdrm+den, lrg lot, lrg electrical workshop. $415K. 604-944-8100.

706

Clean, very quiet, large,

MAPLE RIDGE

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We are your trusted choice for reliable, professional and residential moving services, serving the Lower Mainland. Local and long distance. (778)378-6683

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625

RENTALS

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$875

MAPLE COURT II

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

MAPLE RIDGE

REAL ESTATE

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

$59.00 Per Ton

APARTMENT/CONDO

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Scott 604-891-9967

338

706

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

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MISC SERVICES

RENTALS

MAPLE RIDGE

MISC. FOR SALE

Check out bcclassified.com Help Wanted - Class 130

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

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

320

604.587.5865

Pay-Less Pro Painting

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~ Since 1987 ~

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FURNITURE

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• Furniture • Appliances • Electronics • Junk/Rubbish • Construction Debris • Drywall • Yard Waste • Concrete • Everything Else! **Estate Clean-Up Specialists**

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

317

548

JUNK REMOVAL 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

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

FERTILIZERS

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

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

Green Services Ltd

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604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

LANDSCAPING

DUTCH TOUCH

533

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

DOG Walking Service in Pitt Meadows Insured bondable reliable. Email doggiesonthemove@gmail.com or call 778-837-3809

300

RUBBISH REMOVAL

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

604.465.7221 PORT COQUITLAM

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

604-464-3550

750

SUITES, LOWER

MAPLE RIDGE patio, shed, NS/NP $900m. 808-1787 or text

2 bdrm g/level Shared laundry. Avail now. 604-

MAPLE RIDGE bright clean grnd/lvl 1bdr,new paint,gas f/p, laund, brand new fridge/stove avail now. N/P, no inside smoking. $850 incl hydro/cbl & net. 604-466-5289, 604-307-3685 MAPLE RIDGE Kanaka newer lrge bright 1 bdr above grnd ste. Incl full bath, alarm, laund (optional). Near bus. $700 incl utils/net/TV. Refs req N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-868-7288.

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

M.RIDGE-Bright lrg 1bdrm, priv ent lam flrs, shrd w/d, no pets. no smoking $795 inc util 604-460-9166 Pitt Meadows, 1/bdrm suite. $700/mo. incl Hydro. Near bus stop. Avail now. N/S, N/P (604)763-2808

751

SUITES, UPPER

MAPLE RIDGE 3 bdrm., 2 baths, newly reno, nr. schools, bus, parks. $1300 mo. Oct. 15. (604)722-4415

✓ 752

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

TOWNHOUSES

NOONS CREEK Housing Co-op ORIENTATION MEETING Saturday, Oct 19th at 1pm in the common room located at #58 - 675 Noons Creek Dr. Port Moody. We are accepting applications for 2 - 3 bdrms. Subsidy wait list avail. Share purchase from $1400-$1800. $15 Non-refundable application fee required. Applications available at orientation Please call 604-469-9763 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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of ROBERT PETER MORGAN, otherwise known as ROBERT P. MORGAN and R. MORGAN, deceased, formerly of 13839 Reinchenbach Road, in the City of Pitt Meadows, in the Province of British Columbia V3Y 1Z1. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of ROBERT PETER MORGAN, otherwise known as ROBERT P. MORGAN and R. MORGAN are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the administratrix, NATASHA LYNN MORGAN c/o Wilson Rasmussen LLP, at #30015127 100th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, on or before November 18, 2013, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executors then have notice.


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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 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/ Sonata Limited Auto/Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Premium AWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0.99% for 96/24/96 months. Bi-weekly payments are $82/$505/$168. $0/$0/$900 down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$1,358. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,550/$1,650/$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 L 6-Speed Manual for $16,999 (includes $500 in price adjustments) at 0% per annum equals $82 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $16,999. Cash price is $16,999. 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. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Fuel consumption for 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Sonata Limited Auto (HWY 5.6L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Premium AWD Auto (HWY 8.4L/100KM, City 11.0L/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 Elantra Limited/ Sonata Limited (includes $4,500 price adjustment)/Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited AWD are $24,849/$26,149/$40,259. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,550/$1,650/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. ˜Price adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $10,000/$500/$4,500 available on 2013 Genesis 5.0L GDI R-Spec (on cash purchases only)/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Sonata Limited 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. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). †˜Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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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 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Sonata Limited Auto/Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Premium AWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0.99% for 96/24/96 months. Bi-weekly payments are $82/$505/$168. $0/$0/$900 down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$1,358. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,550/$1,650/$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 L 6-Speed Manual for $16,999 (includes $500 in price adjustments) at 0% per annum equals $82 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $16,999. Cash price is $16,999. 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. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ▼Fuel consumption for 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Sonata Limited Auto (HWY 5.6L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Premium AWD Auto (HWY 8.4L/100KM, City 11.0L/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 Elantra Limited/ Sonata Limited (includes $4,500 price adjustment)/Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited AWD are $24,849/$26,149/$40,259. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,550/$1,650/$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 $10,000/$500/$4,500 available on 2013 Genesis 5.0L GDI R-Spec (on cash purchases only)/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Sonata Limited 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. ▲Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). †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.

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Maple Ridge News, October 11, 2013