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woman murdered in prison April Peregooda was found unresponsive in ACCw cell by M on i sh a M ar ti n s staff reporter

Daycare worker Sandy Hart, who looked after Riddick Servio, visits the memorial for him at Meadowtown Centre on Monday.

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‘None of us will be the same’ Family of two-year-old killed at mall thanks those who tried to help by Mo ni s ha M ar tin s staff reporter

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iddick Servio is being remembered as vibrant, intelligent and loving – everything a parent could ever want in a son. The two-year-old boy and his mother Rowena were in a crosswalk at Meadowtown Centre when they were struck by a mini-van around

9:45 a.m., Friday. Riddick was pinned under one of its wheels. Satvinder Missan, a facility operations manager with mall operator the Onni Group of Companies, was working across the parking lot when he heard screams. By the time he reached the scene of the accident, a large group of people had gathered to help. A team of men people lifted the van off the boy and the manager of a nearby Tim Hortons attempted to revive him before paramedics arrived. “I saw the child just near the car, people trying to console him,” said

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Missan, as he stood at a memorial, decorated with teddy bears, balloons and cards, in the mall Monday. “It was hard.” Paramedics, firefighters and Ridge Meadows RCMP arrived within minutes of the crash. Riddick was rushed to Ridge Meadows Hospital, but did not survive. His mother broke a leg and will require surgery. She has since been released from hospital, but won’t have surgery until after Riddick’s funeral, which was to take place Tuesday morning, as was a vigil in Memorial Peace Park.

In a statement issued by Jeff Bloom, Riddick’s grandfather, the family thanked first responders, police and bystanders who helped immediately after the accident. “My daughter wants me to let everyone who stopped … the manager at Tim Hortons who did CPR on her son, the woman who sat and held her until the ambulance came, the team of men who lifted the van off her son, the man who dumped his motorcycle and ran limping to help. If she saw you, she remembers you vividly.  She needs you to know that.  “She will never forget you.” see Riddick, p13

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Police are investigating the death of an inmate at a Maple Ridge women’s prison as a murder. On Friday, Ridge Meadows RCMP received a report about an unresponsive woman at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Sgt. Jennifer Pound said the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in after police suspected foul play contributed to the woman’s death. The victim has since been identified as April Peregooda, 51. Her family has been notified. Prior to her incarceration, Peregooda lived in Vernon. see Inmate, p20

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Vandalized memorial cross replaced New one a reminder of ‘preventable’ deaths by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

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n a cold, winter morning, the Dyer and De Oliviera families huddle together at a spot where they’ve stood many times. Cars and trucks whizz past the hydro pole on Lougheed Highway near Harris Road while they nail a bright white cross to it. “Hopefully this cross will be a reminder to say that two people lost their lives here,” said Debbie Dyer, wrapped in a purple scarf, her daughter’s favourite colour. “And it was all preventable.” Rebecca Dyer, 19, and her boyfriend, Johnny De Oliveira Jr., 21, were killed around midnight Oct. 19. 2010, when a Toyota driven by Andelina Hecimovic skidded sideways over a concrete median, flipped over and landed on top of their Suzuki Swift. The couple, returning home from a Justin Beiber concert, died instantly. Hecimovic, now 26, was charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death, but was acquitted in September, following a week-long trial.

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John Goolevitch, the uncle of Rebecca ‘Beckie’ Dyer (right), hangs a photograph of her boyfriend, Johnny De Oliveira, from a steel memorial cross, replacing a wooden one that was snapped in half. Although Hecimovic was speeding and ran a red light while driving in a right-turn-only lane,

the judge found her actions were “simple carelessness,” not criminal.

The verdict is being appealed. A few days after the acquittal, a wooden cross that marked the

spot where the young couple died was snapped in half. Korina De Oliviera, Johnny’s step-mother, found the pieces tossed behind a concrete barrier. It’s now been replaced by a steel cross that “weighs a ton.” It was fabricated by Apollo Sheet Metal, a company owned by Tony Paris. McMath Photography donated two new photographs of Beckie and Johnny that hang on it. “This one can’t be broken,” Korina De Oliviera said as Beckie’s aunt Jacqueline and uncle John Goolevitch tacked more photos of the couple to the hydro pole. Both families have been overwhelmed by the support they continue to receive from strangers. “It really restores your faith in humanity,” De Oliviera added. Deon van der Heever, who works at Marv Jones Honda, was staying at the Ramada Inn when the wooden cross was vandalized and offered to pay to replace it. Since the cross has been replaced, he donated the money to the group Families for Justice, which is lobbying to add vehicular homicide to the criminal code. “The community has been so supportive that it’s unbelievable,” said Dyer. “It’s so heart-warming and it makes you believe that there are good people out there.”

Dogs aren’t allowed on school fields, what about sidelines? Soccer coach wants them further away by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

You can’t bring your dog on to Maple Ridge sports fields or playgrounds, according to the district’s new Animal Control and Licensing Bylaw, passed a year ago. However, they’re welcome anywhere else, at playgrounds and on the sidelines, pretty much anywhere but the playing surfaces. Still, Maple Ridge resident and soccer coach Darryl Evans says the bylaw is missing something when it comes to sports activities and our canine friends and questions if dogs even should be on the sidelines of sports fields. “Some dogs, they may be calm, but when you have 72 kids running around, are they apt to bite? Are they apt

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Shelley Linton, principal of Laity View elementary, stands in the off-leash area of Volker Park, where local resident Laurel Shields plays with her dogs, Tusca and Dexter. to react?” He’s worried that a dog on a sideline could just get too excited with kids running around on the playing surface while other kids horse around

on the sidelines nearby. “How close is too close?” What do they define as too close to the playing field? He learned about that firsthand late last month when his

eight-year-old daughter was bit in the face by a dog owned by the parent of a teammate. The incident didn’t happen on the sports field, but in the area between the pitches. She’s doing OK, but will have a scar and next year may have to get plastic surgery. “It happened so quick,” he said. “It could be worse next time.” Evans has now asked parents to keep their four-legged friends completely away from the fields and sidelines and junior athletes. Walking their pets at a distance is OK, but Evans just doesn’t want dogs and soccer players to mix during a game or practice. “Just don’t bring your dogs on to the fields, just don’t. I don’t need the liability.” Evans coaches the girls U-9 Panthers, and said that a league or a coach could be liable for an incident that happens during a game. “From the minute they [players] get here to the min-

ute they leave, they are my responsibility.” Some schools in the U.S. have even banned dogs completely from school grounds. In that country, there are 4.5 million dog bites a year, he says. Meanwhile, many teachers take their dogs to school all day. Evans said he wants more clarity in Maple Ridge’s bylaw and points out smokers have to keep certain distances from doors before they light up. Many people don’t even know about the new bylaw, he added. According Maple Ridge school board spokesman Irena Pochop, dogs on school fields, and the waste and holes in the grass that they leave from digging, is an ongoing issue, although only one principal wanted to discuss the topic. An off-leash dog area has alleviated any problem at Laity View elementary, said principal Shelley Linton.

Prior to that, though, dogs were on the school fields. “From out point of view, it’s been excellent. We have the occasional mess but nothing like we’ve had before.” Linton says there are many places people can take their dogs. It’s just easier for them to take them to school fields. “The problem is they don’t always see what their dogs are doing when they run so far away. They just don’t see it.” She agreed, while dogs are no longer allowed on the playing fields, maybe they also should be banned from the sidelines, where they dig holes to pass the time while games are played. But there are few signs telling people of the bylaw and it’s difficult to monitor those who do and don’t follow the rules. Many pet owners take their pooping pooches to the fields under the cover of darkness, after hours. “They’re [dog owners] not down there during the day.”

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Any time you get more clarity and transparency, it’s a good thing. So Katherine Wagner of Maple Ridge Council Watch was happy to hear that Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin listened to her letter a few weeks ago, calling for better explanation of council salaries and expenses. Wagner had asked for an explanation of council salaries and expenses. She also wanted an explanation of how council sets its salaries, as well as past salaries and expenses paid. The mayor heard her and put forth a proposal at Tuesday’s meeting. Daykin will ask council to approve the monthly posting of councillors’ expenses in the disbursement report and on its website. “I think it’s a step in the right direction,” Wagner said Friday.

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“It’s gratifying. “I just feel that, for me, it’s about transparency and accountability.” Wagner said she wanted the information so she can form an opinion and that just because someone asks for information, doesn’t mean they’ll treat it negatively. She wasn’t asking for expenses to be posted monthly, but says it’s “a great idea.” Wagner found a few weeks ago that the page on the District of Maple Ridge’s website didn’t give up to date council salaries, and instead showed only figures from 2008. Shortly after the November 2011 election, council voted to freeze its salaries for three years. That freeze has remained in place from 2010 to 2012, with the result that councillors each made just under $43,000 for each of those three years, while the mayor made just under $100,000 a year. Councillors’ expenses for 2012, the first full year of the new coun-

cil, ranged from a low of $1,019 for Coun. Judy Dueck to a high of $6,681 for Coun. Corisa Bell. Bell said she spends more because she attends conferences to improve her job as councillor, something she says others should do. Mayor Daykin spent $6,838. In her letter to mayor and council, Wagner said she clicked on the link for “council remuneration” and found the content “woefully inadequate.” Salaries from 2008 were listed. That’s since been updated to show 2012 salaries. Wagner wants historical data to show the progression in council salaries. “I just think people should be able to go to the website and full information without contacting staff.” She added it’s not so much the amounts that councillors make or what they spend on expenses as it is important for the public to be able to access that information.

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Get what you pay Many Canadians will vote with their feet this week and head south on Black Friday in hopes of finding bargains on electronics, appliances, apparel and food. This trek is part of a general trend of Canadians to cross-border shop while our dollar’s value stays relatively high, and although the price spread is just 10 per cent – not a huge difference given the time spent in border line-ups and the cost of gas – the general impression is that U.S. retailers do a better job in keeping prices low. The truth is more complicated as retailers, such as London Drugs, have been adapting to consumer demand, offering competitive deals and early shopping hours for Black Friday to keep shoppers at home. As well, the entry of U.S.-based Walmart and Target have forced Canadian retailers to sharpen their pencils. But Canadian retailers can’t take all the blame for the price differences. In fact, Canada’s relative small consumer market compared to the U.S. contributes to higher pricing overall. For one thing, foreign suppliers have historically charged more for their product, knowing that Canadian consumers will still pay the higher price, and because Canada is a more costly market to service. Transportation costs, distribution costs, higher labour costs, tariffs and fees, as well as higher rent and real estate costs all add to the mark-up Canadians pay on goods. It’s a fact of life in a country with a smaller population that consumer goods will be more expensive. But should retailers ignore the desire of Canadians to get more for their money? Absolutely not, they need to take some responsibility for the problem of cross-border shopping and do what they can to keep customers at home — whether it be through enhanced customer service, warranty servicing or more competitive pricing. At the same time, Canadian consumers shouldn’t be let off the hook. They need to know that circulating their dollar in their home community keeps themselves and their neighbours employed, and thus benefits local economies. Dollars spent in Canada will also ensure that we continue to enjoy health care, a strong social safety net and many other benefits. When it comes to quality of life, you get what you pay for. – Black Press

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Carbon neutral scheme is sinking VICTORIA – Two days after Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced the demise of the Pacific Carbon Trust, the public accounts committee convened at the legislature to pound a few more nails into its carbonsequestering coffin. B.C. Views Assistant Auditor General Morris Sydor Tom Fletcher was there to defend his report from last March that concluded the B.C. government was not “carbon neutral” in 2010, because the trust paid $6 million for hastily arranged offset projects that were not valid. An Encana Corp. gas flaring reduction project at Fort Nelson and a forest preserve in the Kootenays would have proceeded without assistance from $25 a tonne carbon fee imposed on hospitals, universities, colleges and until last year, school districts. In fact, they did proceed without this subsidy. The government continues to deny this, but not many people outside the international carbon offset sales racket believe them. The Pacific Carbon Trust’s functions will continue, Bennett said. Instead of a board of directors and 18 staff, five people headed by an assistant deputy minister will evaluate projects and bestow millions taken from college, university and health authority budgets each year. B.C.’s school districts are still paying $5 million a year to offset such nefarious activities as heating their schools.

But now the money goes into a “Carbon Neutral Capital Program,” and districts have to apply to get their money back for emission-reducing projects. This is going so well, according to Bennett, that post-secondary institutions and health authorities will be converted to a similar program in the years ahead. How is that school program going? Here are some examples.  The Coast Mountains School District around Terrace paid $66,452 for carbon offsets last year. It got back most of its three years of offset payments as a grant to complete a boiler upgrade for its Kitimat high school. Abbotsford and Nanaimo school districts each have to pay about $100,000 a year. They got money back for school boiler upgrades as well, although local school officials say that would not likely have been the top priority for spending, if it hadn’t been for the program that forces districts to spend grants immediately on emission reduction. Surrey school district paid out $585,000 last year, and also upgraded boilers. Vancouver’s pitch this year was for three electric cars. Leaving aside the distortion of spending priorities caused by this restrictive tax-and-spend scheme, what happens when they run out of boilers to upgrade? And has it occurred to the government’s “carbon neutral” braintrust that those new boilers are still burning natural gas? This program is about to be foisted onto universities and hospitals. Does anyone actually believe that heating hospitals and college classrooms is a key driver of global warming? Presumably our carbon czars know that 40 per cent of B.C.’s human-generated greenhouse

gas emissions are from transportation, and a few electric cars for school district staff aren’t going to change that. And what happens when colleges and hospitals run out of boilers to modernize and insulation to upgrade? It won’t be long at this rate. In hindsight, this “carbon neutral government” scheme is perhaps the worst single idea implemented in 12 years of B.C. Liberal government. Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province where government sets the green standard and the private sector economy follows has simply not worked.

“Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province where government sets the green standard and the private sector economy follows has simply not worked.” The NDP presented a motion in April 2012 to relieve hospitals, colleges and universities of their carbon offset obligation. The idea was supported by a B.C. Liberal backbencher, who argued that B.C. should also scrap the carbon tax and quit pretending it can change the climate. His name? Bill Bennett. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com.

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The News/letters Is it time again to discuss amalgamation? Editor, The News: Re: Pitt council still getting raises (Letters, Nov. 20). As a past member of the citizens task force for determining council salaries in 2007 – for which the raises took effect after the following municipal election in 2009 – I am angry enough to send these comments. Our task force was four professionals who volunteered three months of our time to investigate salaries paid to many Lower Mainland and other  B.C. municipalities. We found that our council members were being significantly underpaid. At the time, we had Deb Walters, Doug Bing, John Becker, and others on council. All of them were dedicated, selfless people who worked hard for the people of Pitt Meadows. The task force determined that the new salaries should be based on a percentage of the average paid in Metro Vancouver. I do not accept that most people in this community really think that council is not worth the money. To reduce costs, why not look at consolidating the municipal administration for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows? The dynamics for both municipalities is the same, basically, and eventually there may be no choice but to look at this type of solution to keep costs down and maintain present services. In the meantime, all I can say to those who consistently complain about council salaries is – walk a mile in their shoes. Don Scott Pitt Meadows

Look at economic benefit Editor, The News: Re: Protest to defend climate (The News, Nov. 20). We are informed not to be saddled by a fossil-fuel-dependent economy. Well, I, and no doubt Mike Gildersleeve and the whole economy depend on it, whether we like it or not. But this leads us to the pipelines, which will deliver bitumen to Kitimat, to be shipped past our coast, and Mr. Gildersleeve’s fears of a disastrous spill. However, I wonder whether he is aware of the fact that, for years, thousands of oil tankers have sailed past our coast, transporting Alaskan oil. It seems to me that protesting about these pipelines is unnecessary fear-mongering. A woman is depicted holding a sign reading: “Pipeline kills communities.’’ Does she not know that a high-pressure gas line runs right through Maple Ridge, and has for years? It did not kill anything, as far as I know, and I have been here for a long time. Instead of this fear of pipelines, look at the economic benefit of them for the economy. Henry Blok Maple Ridge

online comments Incomprehensible tragedy Ross Davies: Re: Toddler killed after being hit by van in Pitt Meadows (mapleridgenews.com) Incomprehensible tragedy, and one that all parents hope they never have to relate to. My thoughts go out to the family, and also to the driver of the van. Whoever did what will sort itself out in time; right now is the time for healing thoughts. • Leanne Tremblay: I feel so sorry for the family of this tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to them and may u rest little one on the angel’s wings as he carries u to the good Lord above. Godspeed and god bless u all :] • Patti Rear: So sad! My heart is aching ... • Jessica Connell: What a tragic loss. My heart goes out to this family. • Heather Bloom · Kamloops: Will hold the family up in prayer, with candles lit for the little one. • Anahi English: My heart breaks for this family. I will pray for them that they have all the support they need during this unthinkable tragic time.

Stand for ALR must be mistake Editor, The News: Re: Pitt Meadows stands up for land reserve (The News, Nov. 22). I must say I was glad to read that headline. However, I   was confused when I found out   that those who Sather are advocating this worthy cause are none other than Mayor Deb Walters and MLA/councillor Doug Bing. Surely we can’t be talking about the same Ms. Walters and Mr. Bing who worked so hard over the past four years to have a large parcel of land removed from the ALR in Pitt Meadows.   Must be some mistake. I did note that Ms. Walters has introduced a motion to support the Agriculture Land Commission. That would be the same ALC that dropped the “condition” that land along the North Lougheed

Connector be covenanted for agricultural use, thus paving the way for removal of said lands from the ALR.   I can imagine that Ms. Walters and Mr. Bing are pleased with the Agricultural Land Commission these

days.   But being pleased with the ALC when it gives you what you want should not be confused with supporting the Agricultural Land Reserve. Mr. Bing says the province is only making sure that the ALR is “being run efficiently and in the best interest of the public.”   I suppose, if you want to put in another mall across from the one you already have, and the ALC says ‘go for it,’ that’s pretty efficient work.   The provincial agriculture minister is proposing to give

local governments more control, calling for ‘community growth applications,’ to be decided by local governments.   I expect   Ms. Walters and Mr. Bing are really excited about that one. The opportunities for even greater efficiencies are mind boggling. Michael Sather Maple Ridge Editor’s note: Michael Sather is the former MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.

Pick one Editor, The News: Re: Pitt Meadows stands up for land reserve (The News, Nov. 22). This article is the exact reason why I got into the debate with Maple Ridge Coun. Cheryl Ashlie a month or so ago about elected people being in conflict.

I could see it coming and here it starts. Pitt Meadows Coun. and Liberal MLA Doug Bing is more concerned with defending his provincial government than he is with protecting the interests of Pitt Meadows, in this case, supporting the Agricultural Land Reserve. Mr. Bing “sought to soothe some exaggerated fears raised by a leaked [provincial] document” during the council meeting. Mr. Bing has no business advancing or defending any provincial interests while acting as councillor. His job is to do what’s best for the city, not smooth the way for the province. Will Ms. Ashlie do the same thing in Maple Ridge while serving as constituency assistant to Mr. Bing? Both need to choose which job they prefer, as neither can do justice to both. Cheryl Baron Maple Ridge

Sunday is no different than any other day Editor, The News: Re: ‘No mowing lawns at 9 a.m. Sun.’ (The News, Nov. 20). I was rather surprised to see that our council was debating what the municipality should have with respect to Sunday hours for lawn mowing.   In case council is stuck in a bit of a time warp, let me remind them that life goes days a week.   I remember a time when only garden centres were open Sundays, when drug stores were allowed to open, but had to close their food aisles because grocery stores were not allowed to be open that day. Whether we like it or not, this practice is in the past. Sunday is no different from any other day.

Some people may choose this as a day of rest and family, or as a holy day. But many do not have an opportunity to do so.   A bylaw for lawn mowing hours? If we must, then fine, add it to the bylaw. It should read  7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Sunday and statutory holidays. Good, heavens, there are so many more important things to discuss in Maple Ridge than lawn mowing hours. Linda Fulkerson Maple Ridge

Leaf blowers, too Editor, The News: Re: ‘No mowing lawns at 9 a.m. Sun.’ (The News, Nov. 20). Can we include leaf blowers in

there, please. I have a neighbor who is so enamored with his leaf blower that he runs it daily this time of year.   There is no room in my house where I can escape the whine of this offensive machine, which he runs for hours at a time.   I have gone over to let him know how loud it is for his neighbours, but chooses to disregard us in his never-ending pursuit of a leaf-free roof and yard. I have read that the gas powered leaf blowers register at higher DB ratings than most other home machines, including mowers. He, of course, wears ear protection during his ‘hobby.’ Susan Ahwley Maple Ridge

Increased use of taxis for HandyDart supported Editor, The News: The increased use of taxis within HandyDART is something that disability advocates have been requesting for years.  We’ve been asking for increased taxi use because HandyDART levels are inadequate and taxi use significantly increases the number of HandyDART rides that can be provided within the same budget.  For example, the Montreal custom transit system uses more than 90 per cent taxis and they provide almost twice as many rides as Metro Vancouver HandyDART does, for about the same budget.  Throughout North America, custom transit operators use taxis as part of their custom transit system to provide more needed rides.  The independent auditor of TransLink services noted that our HandyDART service is much less efficient than other Canadian services, and recommended that TransLink increase the use of taxis to increase the number

of rides provided in a cost efficient way.  This same recommendation was recently passed by the City of Vancouver Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee: that TransLink should substantially increase taxi service within HandyDART to provide more rides within the same funding envelope. HandyDART currently does not meet people’s needs, and this is unacceptable.  Taxis are an excellent way of meeting this unmet need because they are about half as expensive as a ride on a regular HandyDART vehicle. That is why advocates and the independent auditor have recommended more taxi rides – twice as many rides can be provided for the same amount of government funding.  In a system where there aren’t enough rides, where need and the seniors population are increasing, and where public funds are limited, it is crucial to find ways to provide more needed service

within the same funding envelope. Increasing taxi use within HandyDART is an established international best practice to do that. Also, while it is true that travel with an untrained driver is unsafe, it is also true that this can be remedied and that a solution is about to be implemented.  For over a year, a group of disability and seniors organizations have been working collaboratively with the Vancouver taxi companies to design an excellent taxi driver training program to provide safe and appropriate service.  All Vancouver taxi drivers will be required to take this training and pass it.  It will start in about two weeks.  We hope this will also be implemented in other areas soon. Jill Weiss, chair City of Vancouver Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee


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Maple Ridge’s downtown condo-building incentive plan worked so well it kickstarted $100 million of construction in the downtown and cost the district only $1 million. Now, Maple Ridge wants to see if the same trick will bring in more business and industry. Council voted on a one-year extension of the commercial part of the town centre investment incentive program Tuesday, in an attempt to get every possible penny focused on commercial growth. Under the three-year residential incentive plan, which expires Dec. 31, developers who built in the downtown got priority processing for their applications, fee reductions, tax exemptions and cash grants to put up their projects. With that now ending, the commercial incentives only will be extended another year, ending

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The condo-building incentive plan kickstarted $100-million in downtown construction. in December 2014 – providing council approved the plan on Tuesday. Under the new incentives, the minimum construction value of a commercial renovation project must be $100,000, in order to qualify for a property tax exemption. As well, new commercial construction must be at least worth a million dollars, before it can get a three-year holiday on property taxes and a further three years if it’s a green building. In addition, building permit fees can be discounted by 50 per cent,

while grants are available for projects built in brownfield sites. Speedier processing and relaxed parking requirements could also be part of the attractions. According to staff, the previous downtown residential incentive program cost Maple Ridge about a million dollars in upfront incentives. In addition, the district also gave up just under $3 million in tax and fee revenues. However, once the tax exemptions expire, usually after three years, money would start flow-

ing into district coffers from the new projects, which includes 7,500 sq. metres of new commercial space. In all, more than 800 new condos have been built in the last three years in the downtown. But extending the incentives to the commercial sector for another year will cost the district less, says Laura Benson, manager of sustainability and corporate planning. Council was to vote on whether to give third reading to the new package of incentives at its Tuesday meeting.


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New pay policy for school trustees by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District has put together a new draft policy for trustee pay. “Boards always wrestle with this,” board chair Mike Murray said in discussing the new policy. He said the draft, which will be considered by trustees at their meeting tonight, contains some key principles, including that the new remuneration be set prior to school board elections. So, pay will

be set by an outgoing board, for an incoming trustees. They currently earn approximately $18,400 per year, plus expenses. The board voted in October 2011 to give the incoming board a two per cent raise. “It’s pretty reasonable compensation, I think,” Murray said. The new policy on trustee remuneration would set the annual rate based on comparisons to nine Lower Mainland school districts, including Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford. It will be reviewed ev-

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For the first time in recent memory, educators in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are hosting a career planning night. The event is today at Maple Ridge secondary, 7-9 p.m. Organizer Andrew Kowal said the career fair will better suit the needs of students than the current practice of having professionals drop in to speak with groups of students. There will be numerous career information discussions underway at one time, in classrooms throughout the school, and there will be two sessions. Students have the opportunity to learn about 35 different occupational groups, and there will be 45 local people from those professions on

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ery three years, before elections. New with the policy, there will also be an annual adjustment on July 1 of each year for coast of living, based on the Metro Vancouver Consumer Price Index. The board will debate whether to make the adjustment each year at an open meeting, prior to June 30. In recognition of the added responsibilities of the chairperson and vice-chairperson, their remuneration will have an additional $3,000 and $1,500 per year respectively, above the base

trustee rate. Trustees will also be allowed to participate in extended health, dental, life insurance and other benefits offered to district employees, provided they pay 100 per cent of the costs. The coverage would only be available during their term, expiring when their service ended. The draft policy has not yet been approved. Whether it is or not, Murray said he expects the board will be looking at another inflationary increase for the incoming board.

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Factors leading to toddler’s death not clear yet was making a left-hand turn to leave the shopping centre onto the Lougheed Highway. “The van driver just did not see them,” said Somerville. “We’ve all had that moment of inattention.” He also called it a busy and confusing intersection. While being interviewed by media about an hour after the accident, Somerville noted that the sun was in his eyes. He was facing the same direction as the driver would have been. He noted the sun would have been even lower in the sky when the accident happened. He had officers return to the scene on Saturday morning to determine whether the driver could have been blinded by the sun.

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Police have not determined why a mini-van struck and killed a twoyear-old boy in a crosswalk at a Pitt Meadows mall on Friday. The toddler was walking with his mother, who was also struck, in the crosswalk near the northeast entrance to Meadowtown Centre at 9:45 a.m. The boy was rushed to Ridge Meadows Hospital with serious injuries but did not survive after going under the vehicle. The child’s mother suffered only minor injuries, possibly a broken leg, in what police believe was a slow-speed accident. They are from Maple Ridge.

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The driver of the mini-van is cooperating with police. “No parent can ever imagine what this would be like,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville. RCMP are looking at a number of factors that may have led to the tragedy, including whether or not the driver was using a cell phone at the time.

The Honda minivan, equipped with a lift for a wheel-chair, was being driven by a 42-year-old woman from Pitt Meadows. She remained on scene and is cooperating with police. According to RCMP, the driver was stopped at a four-way intersection, facing south, and

Somerville said that at this time of year, when the sun is lower on the horizon, drivers should use their sun visors to shield their eyes. A charge of dangerous driving causing death could still be considered, he added. • Any witnesses who have not spoken to RCMP are asked to called 604-463-6251.

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Bloom also thanked the people who have posted messages online for their kind words. Bloom said Riddick wrestled with his five-year-old sister and loved to pretend he was a dinosaur so he could “scare” his mother, sister, and father. He played tag with his nana, and had just learned to stand and balance on grandpa’s hands when he held him over his head. “He was so proud he was able to do something scary that his sister wasn’t able to do,” wrote Bloom. Riddick also loved working in his boots with his shovel in the garden with his “Vovo” and Grandpa.  His dad took him to the zoo on his days off, and his mother was teaching him how to cook. They were going to Tim Horton’s to get Riddick a drink, one of his favourite things to do, when they were hit by the mini-van. “That ripped our lives apart, ours and many others, including the poor unfortunate woman behind the wheel of the van.  None of us

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The thing is, you’re supposed to drive over the “road buttons” on 122nd Avenue, one of the features that was part of the road improvements done last year. “They are built to do that,” said municipal engineer Dave Pollock. He was responding to a question from Coun. Corisa Bell asking why motorists are driving over the small circle installed at York Street, as part of the renovation of a few blocks of 122nd Avenue outside Maple Ridge secondary. Pollock said intersections can have traffic circles, roundabouts and traffic buttons. Circles are larger with objects in them so traffic can’t drive across. But buttons are designed to give motorists options, they can either drive around the circle or over them. All three types of circles are options to traffic lights that

don’t require vehicles to stop or accelerate, increasing the noise and dangers of a corner. Bell asked the question during the annual recap of road and bridge works, provided by the district Monday. One of the major projects has been the $5-million replacement of the North Alouette Bridge on 232nd Street. That’s set to open early next year and give cyclists, pedestrians, horses and vehicles easier access over the bridge. The bridge will be capable of being expanded to four lanes. Two major road projects will make it easier for motorists to get around. With development occurring in Albion along 240th Street, that road will be upgraded and widened with sidewalks, between 102nd and 104th avenues. And the construction date will get closer for the major expansion of 128th Avenue, from 201st and 224th streets. The district now has the right of way to allow widening of the road to four lanes, once Metro Vancouver installs a

water main. Construction could still be a year away. The design process for that road, widening it to four lanes and installing a separate multi-use bike lane and improving the intersection at 216th Street, takes place next year, followed by construction in 2015. Cost for the three-kilometre project will be about $3 million. In all, about seven kilometres of roads in Maple Ridge were resurfaced in 2013. Councillors, though, were worried about traffic bottle-necking at Golden Ears Way, which is only two lanes. But the district will push for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to widen that section. Maple Ridge wants to ensure traffic that will flow on to the new North Lougheed Connector in Pitt Meadows won’t back up into Maple Ridge. Efforts continue to make it easier for people to get around on foot in Silver Valley. Improving the sidewalks along 232nd Street, near 132nd Avenue, will con-

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Cycling funds sought Maple Ridge wants a piece of the million dollars the province is dishing out to improve cycling. And top of the list is an old project that was refused funding previously, a proposal to build a short recreational bicycle trail, about a kilometre long, connecting Airport Way in Pitt Meadows to Ospring Street in Hammond in Maple Ridge, using the natural area beneath the Golden Ears Bridge. Money is already set aside for the District of Maple Ridge’s share, $50,000, of the project, said Russ Carmichael, with the public works department. Maple Ridge also other projects for which it would like some help. One is the long-delayed extension of the bike lane in Pitt Meadows on Old Dewdney Trunk Road. Carmichael said it could be possible to build a two-directional path on the north side of Old Dewdney for that short distance. Two other projects being considered: a cycling lane on Laity Street between Dewdney Trunk Road and Lougheed Highway, as well as a sidewalk, multiuse lane on the north side of Lougheed Highway between Burnett Street and 116th Avenue.


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Transport minister opens door to bridge toll reform ‘Issue of fairness’ if Pattullo, Massey bridges also tolled by Jef f Nage l Black Press

Transportation Minister Todd Stone is pledging to review B.C.’s provincial tolling policy that currently blocks tolls on existing roads and bridges, adding he’s concerned about the unfair proliferation of tolled crossings of the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver. Stone isn’t yet saying if he’s ready to support road pricing, which Metro mayors want to pursue to help fund TransLink, or perhaps small tolls on all the region’s bridges – an idea repeatedly voiced by Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. But any tolling reform would first require the province to alter the policy, which allows tolls to be applied only to new infrastructure, and only when there’s a reasonable free alternative for motorists who don’t want to pay. That proviso has drawn

scorn from drivers in Surrey, who now pay to cross the Port Mann Bridge, in addition to the Golden Ears Bridge, and must divert to the aging Pattullo Bridge to avoid paying. “Our tolling policy is over 10 years old,” Stone told Surrey Board of Trade members last week, and acknowledged that the Pattullo Bridge and Massey Tunnel could also be replaced with toll bridges. “You start looking at the crossings at that point that potentially could have tolls on and, to me, this then becomes an issue of fairness and equity for the hardworking people of South of the Fraser.” He said the province would face “pretty big questions” about the validity of the policy if both the Pattullo and Massey crossings are also tolled, leaving the Alex Fraser as the only free crossing. Stone also told the business audience he expects to officially open the full 40-kilometre $1.26-billion South Fraser Perimeter Road before Christmas. Stone sidestepped

questions on whether light rail or SkyTrain technology should be used to extend rapid transit in Surrey. The minister had no answers on what the referendum question will be or when the vote will take place, except that he hopes to work all that out with the mayors “very soon.” “All of us have an inter-

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each voter would vote for reeve, a school board candidate and one of the two or three candidates for council from his ward. For most of the time it was in use, the ward system served the community well. Each councilor was expected to act for the whole community when required, but were also there to represent their own ward in matters involving allocations of funds and public works projects. This was accomplished by assigning several councillors to committees, which addressed the needs of the whole district. Individual councillors were still free to address the particular needs of their own area and could present issues brought to them by their constituents. In the summer of 1947, the provincial government announced the results of an investigation into the role of wards, called the Goldenberg Report. Hearings had been held in every part of the province and

the decision had been reached that as of June 30, 1947, the system of ward election would be dropped across the province unless communities made special application to be allowed to continue. Wards had served Maple Ridge well in its early history, when settlers lived in discrete communities with few choosing the in-between areas or the hinterlands to the north. By the end of the Second World War, it was pressure for development on the in-fill areas that were all split between wards that led to inefficiencies in the system. Under the ward system, fair distribution between wards was controlled by assigning budgets and keeping records according to ward expenditures. Maple Ridge council of 1947 was keen to eliminate the extra expenditures involved in maintaining five sets of books and of haggling over every penny of difference spent. There was great trepidation, particularly on

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VICTORIA – The B.C. government has announced the first money-saving moves in its “core review” of provincial functions, eliminating Crown agencies that buy offsets for government carbon emissions and manage heritage properties in the Victoria area. The functions of the Pacific Carbon Trust and the Provincial Capital Commission will continue, but will be run directly by government ministries, Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced last week. Bennett, minister in charge of the core review, said winding up the Pacific Carbon Trust is expected to save $5.6 million annually by 2015. The CEO and 13 staff are to be offered other positions in government and Bennett said he does not

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Penticton MLA Dan Ashton and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett are heading the B.C. government’s core review of ministries and Crown agencies, looking for efficiencies that save money. expect severance to be paid. Winding up the Provincial Capital Commission is expected to save about $1 million, while maintaining the agency’s cultural and student outreach programs. Capital region properties including St. Anne’s Academy, the Crystal Garden and the former CPR steamship terminal will continue to be operated by government, with no immediate plans to sell them. Post-secondar y

schools and health authorities will continue to pay millions to offset their fossil fuel use, and the money will go to industrial, forest and other projects deemed to reduce carbon emissions. Bennett said the government intends to adapt the program as has been done with public school offsets, so hospitals and universities can invest in their own energy-saving efforts. The Pacific Carbon Trust was criticized in a March 2013 report by

former auditor general John Doyle. He said the two largest investments by the trust – a forest preserve in the Kootenays and a flaring reduction program for EnCana natural gas operations at Fort Nelson – would have happened without subsidies from provincial operations. Other offset projects funded by the trust include hybrid heating systems for the Westin Whistler Resort and Spa and the Coast Hillcrest resort in Revelstoke, as well as fuel substitution for mills and greenhouse operations. The program has been unpopular since it was established in 2008. “Who in their right mind considers a school or hospital a polluter?” said Jordan Bateman, B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. “Taxpayers are spending millions on buying carbon credits for these facilities rather than providing frontline services.” Environment Minister Mary Polak said international experts have certified the trust’s investments as legitimate offsets.

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ated with the project are not predicted to be associated with adverse health effects for the general public,” it says, adding the projected impact on air quality in the area is “low.” Air quality modeling indicates particulate from coal dust and diesel exhaust will be localized around the terminal, it says, with emissions above regional air quality objectives expected only along the fence line, and concentrations quickly diminish further away. It says monitoring of actual coal trains has shown dust concentrations would be indistinguishable from normal levels at a distance of 10 metres from the tracks. The report says the predicted average coal dust and diesel particulate levels from the operation are estimated to be a maximum of 1.4 micrograms per cubic metre at the nearest residential receptor, compared to a WorkSafeBC exposure limit of 400 to 900 micrograms per cubic metre for workers handling coal for hours a day over a lifetime. “The predicted coal dust levels are approximately 286 to 643 times lower than the occupational limits recently established by WorkSafeBC for coal dust.” Coal shipments’ particulate contribution would make up just five per cent of the maximum 32 micrograms of particulate from all sources. It also cites tests conducted in July by Delta for coal dust in Tsawwassen near the existing Westshore Terminals, which already handles six times as much coal as proposed at Fraser Surrey Docks. They turned up “very low” levels of coal dust and air quality well within regional objectives. The report notes dust suppression agents will be reapplied to coal train cars by BNSF Rail halfway between the mine and the Surrey terminal and they’ll be added again to barge loads as they depart for Texada Island, where coal would be reloaded to ocean-going ships. Air quality impacts from barges on the Fraser River would be “low to negligible” and no impact is expected to fisheries. The barges amount to a 1.5 per cent increase in vessel traffic on the river. See Coal, p31


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Kevin Washbrook, of the group Voters Taking Action on Climate Change, also said he hasn’t yet had time to study the report in detail, but added he has no confidence in the results because it was completed in less than two months. “This appears to me to be window dressing done by the proponent and industry insiders to justify approval,” Washbrook said. “Frankly, if the health authorities aren’t satisfied, I’m not either. If they’re saying this thing is a joke, I’ll accept that as authoritative.” Port Metro Vancouver has the final regulatory say on whether the project gets the green light or not and port officials have indicated a final decision could come soon after the comment period ends.

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• Country Christmas Benefit Concert for Meals on Wheels presented by Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Produced by Rob Hess. Tickets on sale at The ACT for $14. For more information call 604-467-6911, ext. 206. • Silent Auction in the foyer of The Maple Ridge Arts Centre & Theatre (The ACT). This is a fundraiser for Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services, from 11:30 a.m. until approx. 3 p.m. For more information call 604-467-6911, ext. 206. Dec. 7 • Help-Portrait is a global

event that takes place in 62 countries around the world on the same day. It provides free professional portraits to people in need. Photographers, editors, makeup artists, hair dressers and general volunteers work together to provide a mini-makeover, photo shoot and framed professional portrait for individuals and/or families as a keepsake for the holidays. It will take place on Dec. 7 from 1-8 p.m. at Golden Ears United Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd. First come first served. For more information contact Brenda Garcia or Andrea Walker at smile@ helpportraitridgemeadows.com. Dec. 14 • SPECC-tacular Productions Theatre Group is getting ready to whisk you away to the exciting world of Aladdin. Full of humour, song, dance and special effects, this show

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(Left) The Pevensie sisters, Susan and Lucy, played by Kat Jansen and Caitlyn Bossons, respectively. (Right) The Soldiers – Branden Challenger and Jennifer Challenger, Tessa Loman, Holly Krauchi, Alex Severinski and Kourtney Kosty in a scene from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which opens Friday in Port Moody and travels to the ACT in Maple Ridge Dec. 5.

Unforgettable adventure in Narnia emerald Pig stages the C.s. Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

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f Tyler Boe had to create his very own imaginary world, it would be a land of eternal summers. Somewhere warm and balmy with a great forest to explore, a Narnia, albeit much sunnier. “There would be lots of trees to climb and caves and waffles,” says Boe, who plays Edmund Pevensie in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which opens in Port Moody this weekend. The Emerald Pig Theatrical dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four Pevensie children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. “It’s pretty fun and interesting,” Boe says as he explains the intricacy of Narnia, a land of talking animals and where it is always winter, but never Christmas. As Edmund, 12-year-old Boe succumbs to the temptation of the evil White Witch and turns into a boy his siblings barely recognize. There are chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. Boe enjoys the duality of his role – he gets to have an adventure and be a little nasty at the same time. “It can be quite fun to be mean, but it’s only good when you are acting,” he says. Caitlyn Bossons can relate to the precocious, curious Lucy, although she isn’t as

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Julie Cutting and Leanne Koehn as Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Jacq Ainsworth as Mr. Tumnus the faun. Colleen Flanagan/the news

Derek Boe plays a centaur and Michaela Freeman plays the Unicorn in Emerald Pig Theatrical Society’s production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Colleen Flanagan/the news

Shane Krauchi as Ulf, Tammy Kotyk as The White Witch and Hana O’Reilly as the Dwarf in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

inclined to venture into large wardrobes. “I just love the adventure,” says Bossons, 11, who studies at Whonnock elementary. Playing eight-year-old Lucy was a little hard at first as Bossons had to act much younger. “But at practice, we do it over and over again,” she says. Seeing the rest of the cast in costume also helped Bossons believe she was conversing with a real-life faun. “I actually love being on stage,” says Bossons. “It makes me less scared when I’m in front of lots of people instead of a couple of people.”

Wrangling a cast of 27, mostly comprised of children, has been taxing, Kathleen Hatley admits. “There have been days when I come home drained,” Hatley says with a laugh. Luckily, she’s sharing director duties with Simon Challenger, who seconds her vision of transporting the audience into a magical, mysterious world, complete with a cast of pint-sized forest animals and a ninefoot-tall wardrobe. There’s also a unicorn, a centaur, Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. A show is all about team work, says Hatley, who would not be able to recreate Narnia without a talented backstage crew, as well as a brilliant costume department. “We’ve got eight forest animals who are too cute for words,” she exclaims.

As she read the play, Hatley couldn’t help being mesmerized by the journey of the Pevensie children and the myriad themes that abound in their story. The wardrobe serves as a bridge between the two worlds while the children’s experiences in Narnia communicate courage, honesty, kindness, reconciliation, forgiveness, and friendship. The eventual demise of the White Witch reminds everyone that good will triumph over evil. “Are these children with vivid imagination or is this really happening?” wonders Hatley. “Is it just their imagination or is there a Narnia? We don’t know.”

Showtime The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe plays the Inlet theatre in Port Moody nov. 29 at 7 p.m.; nov. 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. the emerald Pig production plays the ACt in Maple Ridge Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For tickets, visit emeraldpig.ca or call 604-476-1984.


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Maple Ridge Art Gallery Ensemble 2013 Now – December 20 Featuring small ensembles of art and fine craft in all media.

Classical Coffee Concert with Sarah Hagen and Rebecca Wenham Nov 27 – 10:00 a.m. An up-close and personal concert with the opportunity to meet the musicians.

The Fab Fourever The Ultimate Beatles Experience Nov 29 – 7:30 p.m. Performing all the Beatles’ monster hits.

11th Annual Country Christmas Nov 30 – 1:30 p.m. Benefit for Meals on Wheels.

Vitaly – An Evening of Wonders Dec 1 – 7:30 p.m.

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MRSS Dessert Concerts Dec 2 & 3 – 7:00 p.m. Presented by the MRSS Music Department.

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Dessert concerts to herald Xmas Maple Ridge secondary will put you in a Christmas mood next week with a series of concerts at the ACT. Organized by Joe Crowell and other parents, the annual event will feature several choirs, ensembles, jazz and concert bands. It will end with a finale of Silent Night to put everyone in the Christmas spirit.  The evening also includes dessert, beverages and a silent auction to raise funds for the high school’s music department. Besides coordinating the entire event for the past couple of years,  Crowell adds a little of his own Christmas cheer by quietly buying the two front rows of the balcony for both concerts and then joins other volunteers to drive seniors from Sunwood Manor, and Willowbrook Manor to attend the events. Crowell has been helping to fundraise for the concerts in just about every position for almost a decade as his two children made their way through the music department. • The Dessert Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 and Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the ACT.  Tickets are $13.50 for adults and $9.50 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 604-476-2787 or visit actmapleridge.org.

Brass players needed Experienced brass instrument players are needed to supplement Garibaldi secondary’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Rehearsals take place every Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  at the school, 24789 Dewdney Trunk Road. For more information, call Rebekah Bell at 604-463-6287 or visit rebekahbellandallthatjazz.com.

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Royal Ballerinas Emily Roberts-McCue is the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Royal City Youth Ballet Company Society’s production of The Nutcracker, which played the ACT in Maple Ridge on Sunday. The dance company is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a tour of 20 performances around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Of the almost 100 dancers in the production, three are from Maple Ridge: Micaela Churchill-Brown, cast as a reindeer and a party girl; Sabina Nelson, cast as a baby mouse and a reindeer; and six-year-veteran Ashley Donnelly, who is cast as Big Mouse, Flower and Mirleton puppeteer. Tickets are still available for shows at other venues in the Lower Mainland, including the Massey Theatre in New Westminster on Dec. 8 and the Surrey Arts Centre Dec. 13 to 15.

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Ridge musicians ‘Breaking Barriers’ Concert for Typhoon Haiyan

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MRSS tips off hoops season The Maple Ridge secondary senior girls basketball team kicked off their season with a 63-34 win over New Westminister in exhibition play. Kate Head led the way with 22 points, going four-for-eight from three point range. Jane Grisley chipped in 13 points and dominated the defensive end with five blocks and 10 defensive rebounds.

Edging the ’Caps Zach Cano (right), of the West Coast Auto Group FC 3 Lions, protects the ball from an opponent during an under-17 Division 2 silver game against the Guildford GAC Whitecaps at the Albion sports fields. The Lions, who have lost their last three games, downed the Whitecaps 2-1.

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Former Maple Ridge rugby player Guiseppe Du Toit is on the roster for the Canadian men’s national team, the second youngest player ever to make the team. He was a Ridge Meadows Bruin as a mini, but stopped playing rugby at a young age. Du Toit, an avid soccer player later returned to rugby, and was soon playing for the B.C. side. He finished up high school at Shawnigan, was again a rugby standout.

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Flames at mid-season: glass half full? by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

The Ridge Meadows Flames are exactly halfway through their season, and there is as much fodder for those who look at the cup as being half empty as for those who see it half full. Half empty: This team has just 16 points in 22 games. Its record is 6-12-1-3 (wins, losses, ties and OT losses). Only two teams on the circuit half fewer points. Half full: Only two of the 10 teams in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League don’t make the playoffs. The Flames should get into the post season, and they have shown they can take on the league’s toughest teams. Half empty: This team has trouble holding leads, and has bled an average of 4.13 goals per game. Half full: The offence is there. The scorching offence has scored 21 goals in its last three games. Defence can be taught far more easily than a coach can breath life into a moribund offence. Half empty: The team is young, making rookie mistakes. Half full: The Flames boast

one of the toughest-to-contain top lines in the PIJHL. The Ridge junior Bs have been hot of late, scoring in bunches against quality opposition, and boasts one of the best lines in the league. This is why is why head coach Jamie Fiset is encouraged, and it’s how he reassures his players that they will compete. It’s easier to get players to come to the rink and work hard when they are at least having the success of scoring their share of goals. On Friday night, the Flames lost to the tough North Vancouver Wolf Pack (13-8-1-1) by a score of 6-5 in overtime. The next night, they lost to the Abbotsford Pilots (15-61-0) by an 8-6 margin. “But we were a wounded lineup on Saturday,” said Fiset. “We had one lead and we couldn’t hold onto it, and then had another lead and couldn’t hold onto it.” But he sees progress, compared with some of the lopsided losses that were happening to his club earlier in the season. “We were never even in those games,” he said. Netminder Tyler Read was playing great goal, but in the Nov. 15 win against

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Dale Howell (78) is part of a Ridge Meadows Flames top line that is dangerous every shift. the North Delta Devils a player crashed the crease and Read slammed his head into the crossbar. He is out indefinitely with concussion symptoms. Backup Kurt Klimek has been gaining valuable experience. He is a Langley prospect who led his midget A team to a gold medal in the provincials, and Fiset con-

siders him one of the best young goaltenders in the league. The trouble is, when you combine a newby in goal with five rookies on defence – as the Flames had on Saturday – there are bound to be some goals scored against you. “In our last three games, we have 21 goals, but in that

time, we have one win, one loss and a tie,” noted Fiset. The line of Barco Ballarin, Boston Colley and Dale Howell has given opposing defenders fits. “I don’t think there’s a line in the league that can match them,” said Fiset. Ballarin is seventh in league scoring with 15 goals and 30 points in 21 games.

Colley came back from Junior A in Lloydminster, and has since put up four goals and 11 points in nine games. Howell has 20 points in 18 games. “When you need a goal, they aways give you a chance, every time they’re out there.” Fiset has divided the season roughly into quarters. At the halfway point, his goal for games 23 to 32 is to start making winning a habit. “During this next quarter we want to be above .500,” he said. Then, he will set a new focus for the final quarter stretch of games that lead into the PIJHL playoffs. • The Flames called up affiliate player Carmine Buono for Saturday’s game, and the 16-year-old defenceman out of Burnaby scored the team’s second goal by a defenceman this year, and was otherwise “outstanding,” said Fiset. Buono took the spot of Nicholas Coltura, who was hit in the neck by a shot.

Game time • The Flames play Friday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Planet Ice, vs. Delta Ice hawks.


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While Canada continues to dominate on the world speed skating stage, the Ridge Meadows Racers are putting on a show in B.C. as they continued to fly to personal bests at meets in Langley and Kamloops. In Langley, Tim Song notched a first-place finish in the 400m with an impressive effort, as he out-skated several older competitors in Division 3 (T2T). Song also posted two personal bests and edged out teammate Marshall Shupe in the 200 and 500 m events. Shupe also skated well on the day, and glided to a first and two thirdplace finishes, including a strong showing in the tough 1,500 m event. Janie Green led all 12-year-old T2T girls and also posted a personal best in the 500m. In Division 2, Robert McLennan skated hard and was just edged out in a close finish to take second in his 500m and took first in his next 500m. In Division 4 (T2T) action, Pascal Chassay had a first and two thirds, including a personal best in the 500m. Shivani Bahadur grabbed a second and third and also put in her fastest 500m. In Division 5 (T2T) Tahlon Flamma took a first place, while Samuel Teo and Jack Lindsay dug deep and continue to improve their times. Stephania Kamagianis notched two first and two thirds and Stephen Courtney skated to a first and second in Division 6 (T2T). In the LT2 divisions, Annabelle Green, Catalina Shupe and Isaac Park were able to put

in their fastest skates to date, while Adam Abbott took two thirds and a second on the day. FUNd skaters Cole Lindsay and Sammy Green skated fast, while Mackenzy Clark was able to find two personal bests. Skaters in the Active Start category found fun at the meet. Bronte Clark finished first in all her races, while first-time racer Grace Chamberlain enjoyed her first taste of skating at a meet. The Racers also took second place in points at the Kamloops Big Chill meet, in which Shupe led all 12-yearold T2Ts and took an impressive first place in the 1,500m against older skaters in Division 4. Janie Green also put in a solid overall performance. Chassay, Flamma and Bahadar also added points for the Racers in Division 4. McLennan had another good meet taking a first and two thirds in Division 5. Abbott posted a consistently strong meet and a personal best in Division 3 action, along with Annabelle Green, who posted a couple of personal bests, and her brother Sam, who had a couple of firsts. Catalina Shupe continued to knock seconds off her personal bests. In FUNd action, Zahara and Nathan Adomi showed their speed along with Bronte Clark. • Ridge Meadows Racers will host their annual meet and the Zone 3 B.C. Winter Games trials Sunday, Dec. 1 at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. The club invites the community to come out to a get a look at some of the best local skaters and “get in the spirit for next February’s Olympics.”

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Season of cycling success Maple Ridge cycling phenom Maggie Coles-Lyster just put the brakes on a summer of competition that confirmed her impressive talent. The 14-year-old spent much of the summer zooming along on a bicycle and she hasn’t slowed down yet. The young racer competed above her age category all season long and proved she is one of Canada’s top juniors. With the road racing season wrapped up, Coles-Lyster’s latest success came on the dirt at the B.C. Cyclocross Championships held on Nov. 10 in Nanaimo, where she handily won the U19 provincial title. Coles-Lyster has been racing with the elite women in the Vancouver SuperPrestige of CX series, and has pedaled onto the podium in four of the six races to far. She made another huge leap this year, and she’s on track to reaching some big goals. “I’m really excited to be competitive with the elite women this year. It’s something I’ve been working toward since I started racing and it’s finally becoming a reality,” she said. Coles-Lyster has also dusted off her fixed-gear track bike and quickly made the switch to the intensely tactical discipline of the track cycling. She hit the cement oval track in Victoria on Augl 23-25, for the B.C. Track Cycling Championships. As the reigning 2012 Under 15 women’s provincial champion, she received permission to race up a category with the Under 17 women. After two intense days of competition, Coles-Lyster earned gold in the Keirin event, silver in the Sprints, and, most significantly, gold in the Omnium – an event comprised of five separate races. The biggest challenge ColesLyster faced this past season was B.C. Superweek – a series of highprofile races based in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, July 5-14 that attracts international competitors. Although she didn’t podium in any of the events, simply racing and rubbing elbows with top riders made B.C. Superweek an incredible learning experience. Coles-Lyster’s top finishes included an impressive 13th place in the 700-metre Tour de White Rock hill climb and a very re-

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COMMUNITY HOME SUPPORT WORKER wanted for young female (24 yrs) with Asperger’s Syndrome, (high functioning) to assist with daily living & functional skills. Must be personable & reliable. Experience an asset. Class 5 Drivers lic an asset. Rotating shifts. Please email:maureenaldridge@shaw.ca

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HELP WANTED FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

NOW HIRING! Delivery Drivers Must have your own reliable CARGO VAN (minimum ¾ ton) and clean driver abstract.

YARD PERSON, F/T

NO CARS, SUVS, MINI-VANS OR PICKUP TRUCKS. • Tuesday Mornings & Wednesday Evenings • Pick up newspapers from our warehouse • Deliver newspapers to our carriers homes in Langley City, Walnut Grove and Aldergrove

Call 604.514.6770 circulation@langleytimes.com

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Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, aggressive, self starter for full time yard position. Must have a valid driver’s license, have a minimum grade 12 education. If you are interested in this exciting and unique opportunity. Please Fax or email resume Attn. Mike Fax: 604-599-5250 email:mike@megacranes.com email:info@megacranes.com

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

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SEASONAL FARM LABORERS Required for Erica Enterprises Pitt Meadows. February November 2014 $10.25/hr. 6 days/wk. 50-60hr./wk. Potting, pruning, weeding & harvesting. Must be prepared to work outdoors in all conditions. Bending, lifting, kneeling, standing and walking required. Email resume to: ericaenterprises@shaw.ca

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

Holiday Sp. VIP TREATMENT for Construction Co. site trailer. Will require an organized person and accounting exp. suggested. Email resumes to:

tbrebner@tybo.ca workwithus@tybo.ca

ELECTRICAL

Call 604-751-0775

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

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS 604-618-6401 Marcel

Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate.

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GARDENING Prompt Delivery Available

7 Days / Week

ENVIRO FRIENDLY CLEANING

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

$25/hr. Min. 2 hrs.

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

Lauren 778-862-1920

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Incls. Equipment & Supplies

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(604)465-1311

CONCRETE & PLACING

UNIQUE CONCRETE

DESIGN

LEGAL SERVICES

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES Intex Janitorial & Maintenance Services Janitorial, Office Cleaning Int. Ext. Windows, Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates

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

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147

FREE ESTIMATES

HERFORT CONCRETE

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

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

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SALES - INSIDE TELEMARKETING

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SALES - INSIDE TELEMARKETING

Advertising Sales Representative The Surrey Leader has an opening for an experienced Advertising Sales Representative.

LABOURERS

Administrative Assistant

mariescustomizedcleaning @gmail.com

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

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

PERSONAL SERVICES

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* Gift Certificates * Fridays Open * Move-Outs * No Chemicals

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

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Gregg Distributors (B.C.) Ltd.

HOUSE CLEANING

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Please apply in person to Steve Cloutier @ 34980 Lougheed Hwy Mission or call 604.826.6130 goldbandshakeandshingle@ gmail.com

NOWThose HIRING with

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DRYWALL

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

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required for busy shake & shingle mill. Successful candidate must be experienced in mill operations & possess an excellent work ethic.

JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM!

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CLEANING SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

MILL FOREMAN

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

Superior Customer Service

Distribution Warehouse in Langley requires individuals to drive light truck. Experience and knowledge of the lower mainland is a prerequisite.

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ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN

We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Luna.com Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 1-866-229-5072

Call Debbie 604-462-7335

Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training.

To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Cubermen, Shake & Shingle Packers, Block Pilers, Trimmermen, Shake & Shingle Sawyers & Forklift/Yardman

DRIVERS

PERSONAL SERVICES

*Private Studio *European PLUS BONUS. 604.230.4444

LOOKING FOR WORK?

Check out bcclassified.com Help Wanted - Class 130

By joining the number one community newspaper serving Surrey/North Delta, you can realize your full potential while contributing to one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. The team environment at The Leader will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence. The ideal candidate will have experience, be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. A car and a valid driver’s license is required. The Leader is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 100 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Send your resume with cover letter by December 6th, 2013. Jim Mihaly publisher@surreyleader.com The Surrey Leader #200-5450 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V3S 5J9 www.blackpress.ca


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The Savation Army Caring Place Donations Urgently Needed

Kettle donations help to feed your Community

As we head into colder weather, our ability to clothe and shelter

our community’s most in-need individuals becomes more difficult. More and more individuals come the The Caring Place seeking food, shelter and supplies to survive the rainy and cold winter months. While we are extremely greatful for the overwhelming support with warm winter coats and jackets, there are a few items that often get overlooked. The Caring Place is in desperate need of the following items: -Gloves -Scarves -New Socks (Men & Women) -New Underwear (Men & Women) -Toiletry items (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Feminine Hygene Items, Razors, etc.) -Coffee We are so thankful to receive so many incredible donations of supplies and funds that continually come in from our community. If you wish to donate any of the above items, please contact Steph at 604-463-8296 ext. 106 or stephanie.wagner@caringplace.ca for more information.

What’s On At The Caring Place:

Help us this Kettle season 3,000 hours left to fill! 2 hour shifts Flexible for any schedule Call Anne at 604-463-8296 x 104 bellringer@caringplace.ca

Adopt a Family this Christmas

December 6th - Ridge Meadows Flames Game 7:00pm December 7th - Christmas In the Park - join us for hot chocolate & Christmas cheer! 4:30pm-8pm December 20th - Community Christmas Meal - Everyone is welcome. (Special appearance by Santa!) December 22nd - Christmas Church Service 11:00am December 24th - Christmas Eve Candlelight Church Service 5:00pm For complete event listings, please visit our website: www.caringplace.ca. Happy Holidays!

Help a family in need this holiday season by donating gift cards for groceries or gifts or gift cards for tweens and teens Contact Connie at 604-463-8296 x 112 connie.mcgonigal@caringplace.ca

Give a hungry, homeless meal person Support our Christmas ona complete Christmas for $2.99 December 20thdinner for $2.99

Many people in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have no where to call home. For $2.99, you can provide a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings for a hungry person in your community. Many in Maple Ridge andCaring Pitt Meadows have no where to and call home. $2.99,this youChristmas. can provide a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings for a hungry person in your community. Pleasepeople help The Salvation Army Place support individuals familiesFor in need ______ ____ $2.99 Hot meal for one $2.99 Hot meal for one _____ $11.96 _____ $11.96 _____ $29.90 _____ $29.90 _____ $119.60 _____ $119.60 $___________ $___________

Hot meal for family of four Hot meal for family of four Hot meal for family of ten Hot meal for family of ten Hot meal for 40 people Hot meal for 40 people My personal gift for people in need My personal gift for people in need

Please help The Salvation Army Caring Place support individuals and families in need this Christmas

Name: _________________________________________________________________ Name: _________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ Prov.: __________ Postal Code: ________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ Prov.: __________ Postal Code: ________________ Please send this form with your cheque to: Please send thisArmy formCaring with your cheque The Salvation Place, 22188to: Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2S8 The Salvation Army Caring Place, 22188 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2S8

Thank you you and and Merry Merry Christmas! Christmas! Thank


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

M.T. GUTTERS 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit *CLEANING *REPAIRS 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE

TREE SERVICES

Call Ian 604-724-6373

MOUNTAIN MOVERS- Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683

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

PETS 477

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

PETS

Black Lab German Shepherd Rottie pups, 8 wks old, vet check, 4 left, 2 females, 2 males, 3 black, $495; 1 tan, $595. Call 604-864-1004.

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

CAIRN TERRIER Puppies. Home raised, Shots, dewormed. $450. 778-808-0570, 604-859-1724

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FALL INTERIOR SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

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

EAGLE ROOFING Tar & Gravel DAsphalt D Interlocking shingles DTorch-on Membrane D Laminated shingles

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

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

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

Dean 604-834-3076

www.paylesspropainting.com

Scott 604-891-9967

All types of Roofing Repairs Free Estimates

604-467-6065

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6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $99.00

TONY’’S PAINTING

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 P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILER Puppies. Ready December 1st. $1000/firm. (778)899-3326 YELLOW LAB PUPS. 3 females. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

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

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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560

MISC. FOR SALE

DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal Buildings 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

.Can-Pro Paint & Drywall. 3 rooms $250. Over 25 yrs of quality service. Insured/Free Est. 604-7717052

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

HOME REPAIRS mikes hauling 604-516-9237

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT!

LANDSCAPING

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

DUTCH TOUCH

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

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

PAINT SPECIAL

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

604-463-3644 604-861-1490 317

MISC SERVICES

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

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

PIANOS & HOT TUBS NO PROBLEM!

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

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VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 FREE all for $99 including FREE SHIPPING. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 888-8360780 or metromeds.net

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ALTO CONN SAX $495. 604-859-5925 PIANO. Mason & Risch Toronto Comes with bench. Low standing. Good condition $600. 604-854-5929

REAL ESTATE

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL 625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

PLUMBING

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

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

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7 RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

CALL

Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

www.benchmarkpainting.homestars.com

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

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

RENTALS 706

Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping. Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 2 Bdrm $625/mo & 1 bdrm $500/mo Inc. hot water Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appt. (9am-5pm)

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$875 GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites *

373

SWIMMING POOLS/ HOT TUBS

HOT TUB REPAIRS. All makes & models, chemical supplies & water testing. Jim 604-477-pool (7665)

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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 374

TREE SERVICES

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

New 14’or16’ wide custom for vacant pad in Ruskin mobile home prk. $89,888 w/pad rent $550/mo. Pet OK. Chuck 604-830-1960.

CARS - DOMESTIC

HOMES FOR RENT CENTRAL MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm cottage. 604-467-4583

CENTRAL MAPLE RIDGE 6 bdrm bsmt house 2 wood f/p, fncd yd, 3 baths lots of prkg $1650/mo. Avail now. 604-467-4450, 604-833-4450

2008 PONTIAC VIBE White, meticulously maintained, air, auto, very clean. Higher kms (mostly highway), drives great. $4995/obo. 604-575-5347

MAPLE RIDGE 12880 216 Street. 4 Bdrm house, 5 appls. Avail now. $1995/mo + utils. (604)722-5609 MAPLE RIDGE, Central: 5/bdrms, 3/bath CDS, dbl gar, 2,200sf . Nr all amens & schls. pet neg, N/S. $2157/mo (604)785-8851. Maple Ridge character very clean 3 bdrm rancher 1/4 acre 2 lge shed ns/np Dec1. $1450. 604-941-3259

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2002 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, AirCared, a/c, c/d, srvcd by Honda since new, runs well $3000 obo. 604-467-0686

845

MAPLE RIDGE Rancher - Laity St. 3 bdrms, 2baths, large yard & shop. Near schools & transit. $1500. Avail Dec 1st or Jan1st. (604)463-9725. SILVERDALE ACREAGE. 3 BDRM All appl. Free heat? 604-936-3088

OFFICE/RETAIL

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

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

Maple Ridge Office & Retail Space

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

Rick Medhurst Royal LePage Realty

604-463-3000

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12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.

MAPLE RIDGE

AVAILABLE NOW 1 Bdrm apts $750 2 Bdrm apts $800

ROOMS FOR RENT

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

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

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

Call 604-467-3944 Maple Ridge: Newer home, sep. priv room, wi-fi, full cbl, all util incl $525unfurn $550furn 778-893-2750

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION MAPLE RIDGE. Quiet home, good area, near bus. N/P. $525 incl utils, cable, net & lndry. 778-628-4665.

750

SUITES, LOWER

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

Coquitlam 1 brand new bdrm ste $950 incl granite counters. utils & security alarm, N/P. 604-817-8058

SUNRISE 22292 122nd Avenue (604)349-5982

Coquitlam Falcon Dr. 1 bdrm grnd flr bright, sep ent, no ldry NS/NP $780 incl utils/cbl 604-374-8605

SORRENTO 22260 122nd Avenue (604)319-9341

Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments

removal done RIGHT!

818

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

604-463-2236 604-463-7450

MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 1 bdrm apt, $750/mo incl heat, h/w, N/P. Avail Nov 1. Call 604-476-6683.

TREE & STUMP

736

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

22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

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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.

Clean, very quiet, large,

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W.M.Ridge rancher, 2bdrm+den, lg lot, 19’x15’ wrkshop 220V, new furnace, $415K. 604-944-8100.

604-464-3550

741

MAPLE RIDGE

MAPLE COURT II

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

22437 121 Ave 604-467-0715

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

604-595-4970

New SRI *1404 sq/ft Double wide $89,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $67,888. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

st

TOPSOIL

• • •

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

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

MAPLE COURT I

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 LOCAL PLUMBER $45 Service Call Plumbing, Heating, Plugged Drains. Mustang Plumbing 778-714-2441

AUTO FINANCING

RENOVATED SUITES

MAPLE RIDGE

www.recycleitcanada.ca

Certified, Insured & Bonded

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

STEEL BUILDING.......”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Running this ad for 8yrs

Green Services Ltd

810

(604)466-5799 PORT COQUITLAM

2 bdrm bright apt.

Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. bcclassified.com

Yorkshire Terrier, P/B, not reg., 4 male/1 female, vet certificate. $550 & up. (604)846-7074/846-7139

RUBBISH REMOVAL

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

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

NEW 14 Wide in 55+ Mission Park $88,888 w/$550 pad rent. Pet OK. Chuck 604-830-1960

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Pay-Less Pro Painting Home Renovations and New Construction

706

TRANSPORTATION

Glenwood Manor Apartments

604-537-4140

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

RENTALS

Maple Ridge

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

GUTTER CLEANING

288

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

$45/Hr

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

287

374

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

~ FULLY INSURED ~

MAINTENANCE, Repair, Renovation www.proficientrenovation.com or 604-323-4111 for more details

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

REAL ESTATE

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Call Tim 604-612-5388

HANDYPERSONS

MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Professional Installation

283A

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, Approved pets only. Criminal Record check may be req. Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

604.466.8404 (Erik)

MAILLARDVILLE. Clean 1 bdrm main lvl. Priv entry. strg, prkg, incl ht/hydro. N/S. Avl now. Small cat neg. $700/mo. 604-937-7161 aft. 4. MAPLE RIDGE Balsam Crk, 8 year old 2bdrm suite, 1.5baths, 5 appls, ns/np, $850. Jan1. (604)773-3912

752

TOWNHOUSES

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

Court Bailiff Sale

West Coast Court Bailiffs Inc. (duly appointed under the Sheriff Act) will offer for sale by sealed bid all the interest of the following judgment debtors, Nicholas Neil Seldon (ska Nick Seldon, Scoba Happywife.ca) in and to the following chattels: 2003 GMC Wrecker VIN# 1GDC4E1193F500497 1989 Western Star Truck VIN# 2WLNACBE2KK925567 2001 Ford F350 Pick Up VIN# 1FTSW31F81EA90479 Terms of Sale: Sold on an “as is where is” basis. Contact the undersigned at 604-529-9328. The highest bid or offer not necessarily accepted. Sale may be subject to cancellation without notice. Bids must be submitted to the Court Bailiff on or before 12:00 noon Monday December 9, 2013. Each bid must be accompanied by a bank draft or money order drawn in favor of West Coast Court Bailiffs Inc. for a minimum of 10% of the bid price which is non-refundable if the said offer is accepted and the bidder fails to complete the sale by 4:00pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. D. Fjermestad, Senior Court Bailiff West Coast Court Bailiffs Inc. 101-668 Carnarvon Street New Westminster, BC V3M 5Y6 Tel: 604-529-9328 Fax: 604-529-9102 Email: info@wccb.ca


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*Rates as low as 3.99% fixed!

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$74 b/w or

$7,878

2010 Hyundai Accent 2Dr Hatch - 1.6L 5-Spd Manual - #H5411 TP9747

$10,877

$103 B/W or

2007 VW Golf - 2.0L Auto, Just Like New!

$17,730

2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring GL - 2.0L Auto, Like New - #H0104 TP22792

$162 B/W or

$22,960

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4x4 Crew Cab - 4.8L V8, Auto - #G9079 TP29515

Dave Wyant

Sean Elmont

$14,888

2011 Hyundai Sonata GL - 2.4L Auto, Locally Owned - #H0397 TP19138

$107 B/W or

$15,243

2012 Hyundai Accent - 1.6L 6-Spd Manual, 4 Dr Hatch - #H5550 TP 19595

#I5850 TP 13458

$125 B/W or

$105 B/W or

$128 B/W or

$18,225

2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan - 1.8L Manual Trans - #H4497 TP23428

$169 B/W or

$23,995

2010 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD - 2.4L Auto, Low kms - #H5448 TP30846

Mike Jankowiak

Brent Miscisco

$10,877

$126 B/W or

2006 Mazda 3 GT - 2.3L Auto, 4 Dr Sport #I2908 TP13200

$156.99 B/W or

$16,495

2007 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Cab - 5.4L V8 Auto - #F1256 TP20409

$140 B/W or

$19,930

2010 Hyundai Veracruz GLS AWD - 3.8L V6, 6-Spd Auto - #H7473 TP26620

$175 B/W or

$24,830

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD - 3.5L V6, Auto - #H7287 TP31920

Brett Kinney

Bob Murdoch

Sean Ferguson

$114.16 B/W or

$11,995

2007 VW Jetta - 2.5L Auto, 4 Dr Sedan #I6567 TP14841

$119 B/W or

$16,930

2010 Honda Civic EX-L Coupe - 1.8L 5 Spd Manual - #I0405 TP21764

$141 B/W or

$19,998

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Premium 2.0T Auto - #H4670 TP25708

$175 B/W or

$24,888

2011 Nissan Titan SV 4x4 Crew Cab SWB 5.6L V8, Auto - #I2287 TP31993

Corey Baryer

Matt Wood

*See Dealer for complete details. Cash Back is determined by many factors including credit history lending institution criteria and value of car and only when contract has been funded by the lender, not sooner. Amortizations vary by year of car including purchasers credit history but not limited to. See Dealer for complete details. 2007=60months, 2008-2009=72months, 2010-2012=84,2013-2014=96.

23213 Lougheed Hwy

Maple Ridge, BC, V2W 1C1

Ph 604-467-3401 1-800-563-3891 DL#7356

Prices or payments do not include any cash back or Dealer Conveyance 595, they do include taxes.


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