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Charges laid in 2008 Pitt murder Maly Morn, 32, of Ottawa appeared in court Monday by Moni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

A 32-year-old man has been charged with murder six years after a young man was left to die in a Pitt Meadows ditch. Maly Morn, 32, of Ottawa, appeared in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court Monday on one count each of first-degree murder and kidnapping. He is accused of stabbing Justin Aaron Yusko, 28, and dumping him on Ford Road, near the Pitt Meadows airport, on Jan. 29, 2008. Yusko flagged down a passing motorist and was rushed to hospital, where he died. He was identified by a friend after police released a description of  his tattoos – a Chinese dragon on his right forearm and a devil’s head on his left forearm. Yusko grew up in Maple Ridge, but was living in Port Coquitlam at the time of his death.

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Cpl. Dominic Duchesneau (right) and Insp. Ward Lymburner of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announce the arrest of Maly Morn, 32, of Ottawa, in the 2008 murder of 21-year-old Justin Yusko, who was found stabbed in a ditch along Ford Road in Pitt Meadows.

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District eyeing Pelton property again On list for possible removal from ALR for industrial development by P hil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter

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The ALC refused an application to remove the Pelton property from the reserve in 2010.

A large piece of property in the northwest corner of Maple Ridge, including the former Pelton Reforestation tree nursery, is on a district list for possible removal from the Agricultural Land Reserve. The prime land, comprising 250 acres on the northeast corner of 203rd Street and 128th Avenue, with access to the Golden

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Minister inflexible on education funding Boards want help with employee wage increases by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

New B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender visited the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District on Tuesday, giving local trustees the opportunity to revisit a budget shortfall that it has so far addressed only by letter. “We talked a lot of about what we’re doing, and some of the challenges,” said school board chair Mike Murray, who met Fassbender for the first time, and made it a cordial occasion. “We’re very pleased to have him here.” With costs rising due to inflation, and income falling due to declining enrolment, The board faced a budget shortfall of almost $5.7 million for the present school year. What’s more, the government’s Cooperative Gains Mandate is a policy that says the board will have to fund employee pay increases out of existing budgets. That means the recently signed CUPE deal calling for a wage hike of 3.5 per cent over two years will force the board to cut another $1 million. Boards across the province have been expressing their frustration by letter to the education minister, both Fassbender and his predeces-

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Education Minister Peter Fassbender visited Thomas Haney secondary on Tuesday. sor Don McRae. Fassbender got the message on Tuesday. “They talked about funding pressures – everything that they have to add to their budget – the hydro

increases and that,” he said of the meeting with senior district staff and board members. He offered no indication that financial relief is coming. “So we had a good discussion ...

didn’t change the reality for them of the economic pressures that we’re all feeling,” said the minister. He praised the board for being innovative, progressive and willing to work with government.

“They’ve been a leader in the province, and I know they’ll continue to do that.” He said the government’s approach to funding pressures in education is to focus on a healthy economy. “What we can do about it is exactly what we’re doing – we’re building our economy so we have a solid foundation, so we can invest in the future into education, health care and the other social services,” he said. Boards across the province are chafing at the Cooperative Gains Mandate, and the education ministry has seen numerous appeals for the government to fund the salary increases it negotiates with employee groups. “We’re evaluating all of that as we move forward,” responded Fassbender. “We’re still, as the finance minister has said, very much on a razor’s edge when it comes to our economic platform because of the world economy … “ After the political meeting, four students gave the minister a tour of their school, Thomas Haney secondary, which is one of only two high schools in the province with self-directed learning, where students set their own agenda for study. “There’s something significant to touring this school, because it really is the way of the future,” said Murray. See Education, p5

Shot or mask at B.C. hospitals during flu season New rules apply to all hospital visitors and staff by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

People visiting the Ridge Meadows Hospital and other facilities run by Fraser Health are now required to either have a flu shot or wear a medical mask. The new rule applies to all visitors and staff members – some of whom have so far resisted getting a flu shot – and will be in force throughout the winter flu season. This province-wide requirement was challenged by the B.C. Health Sciences Association, representing 16,000 health care workers, which brought a grievance against the government. In October, an arbitrator upheld the new policy as a reasonable requirement. The policy

was in place last year, but this is the first flu season it will be enforced. Fraser Health chief medical health officer Paul Van Buynder said the policy applies to all patient care areas across the province, including long-term care facilities, and even patients’ homes if health staff are going there. “It’s anywhere we interact with patients,” he said. Signs at the entrance of facilities ask visitors to wear masks if they have not received the flu vaccine. Whether members of the public wear one or not will be determined by the honour system. What’s more, if you know you’ve caught a bug, you are asked to stay home. “If you’re unwell, we don’t want you to visit at all,” said Van Buynder. Influenza is one of the top 10 killers in the country. An estimated 3,500 Canadians die every year from the flu or compli-

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never works,” said Van Buynder. “And that’s still 60 per cent less virus around.” He doesn’t understand why there is resistance to flu vaccinations, when people haven’t reacted the same way to immunizations for other serious illnesses, such as chickenpox, tetanus or Hepatitis B. “None are perfect, but we don’t stop using them.” The criteria to qualify for a free flu shot are increasingly inclusive, and people who will be visiting a hospital patient qualify. Van Buynder thinks it should be part of everyone’s winter routine. “Everyone should get one – it helps stop circulating the disease.” The flu season typically runs from December through March. Fraser Health will announce when the flu season ends, and masking no longer required. “It’s been a mild flu season so far, but it’s early days,” he said.

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A high-risk sex offender who lured young boys through social media was arrested Thursday in Maple Ridge after a warranted was issued for him at the beginning of last month. Acting  on several  tips, Surrey RCMP’s High Risk Target Team found and apprehended Jeffery Allan Goddard at an apartment complex in Maple Ridge after a “brief negotiation.” Surrey Mounties issued a warrant for Goddard’s arrest Nov. 1 for breaching a probation order. “Although we cannot disclose the techniques used to locate, track and apprehend Goddard, we can certainly say that our  investigators dedicated a tremendous amount of time and energy looking for this individual deemed likely to re-offend,” says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “Our High Risk Target Team is dedicated to the monitoring and apprehension of high risk offenders, and we appreciate the public’s assistance in helping us find these individuals.” Described by police as an “untreated sex offender,” Goddard, 23, has a history of assuming other identities – posing as a police officer, a teenage girl and a TV producer – to lure young teens, mostly

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Maple Ridge has already set aside land for employment, the ALC said then, and an exclusion would be an intrusion into the Agricultural Land Reserve and would “erode remaining farmland by fueling speculation and precipitating similar requests from adjacent property owners.” Coun. Michael Morden said the recommendations came from the consultant’s report, not council. He favors removing the Pelton land, but “we have to go after some stuff that will generate jobs in the immediate.” A lot of the other areas being considered “are a lot easier to do than Pelton.” Chris Rounding, spokesman for the Pelton family, which made the application in 2010, said neither he nor the family are aware the property was again being considered by and wanted to get more information. “It’s definitely news. I assume it’s just for consideration. I don’t think it necessarily means anything at this point.”

While council votes later on whether to pursue the ALC option, it did consider four other locations for industrial or employment growth at its Monday workshop. The first location, 28 acres of land on Lougheed Highway, just west of Kanaka Way, could be a possible site for a satellite college or university campus, Masse suggested. “It seems like a perfect site for university or trade and technical, or some form of post secondary.” Staff said the district could designate the property institutional, which would preclude housing, and that possible purchasers are being told the current residential use could change. Masse said later that with the government already owning the land, it could be easier to get provincial support for a college or university. “That could be a very significant contribution as to how we fund it.” Most Lower Mainland municipalities have some type of educational institute, he added later.

The property, just west of the Esso gas station, is close to the West Coast Express, bus routes and the downtown, all needed by students. “It would be a splendid location as far as a view,” Masse said. Coun. Corisa Bell supported the idea, saying if there isn’t enough land in the downtown for a postsecondary institute, the

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One-track mind There’s no doubt SkyTrain has changed the landscape of Metro Vancouver since the Expo line was opened in 1986. The extension of a fourth line out to Coquitlam from Burnaby by 2016 will change it yet again. Huge town centres have grown up around SkyTrain stations and more are being developed, especially along the Millennium Line through Brentwood in Burnaby and the Brewery District in Sapperton, New Westminster. But one thing SkyTrain hasn’t done is ease traffic congestion. A recent survey by the GPS software company TomTom said Vancouver’s traffic is the worst in North America. Worse than L.A. Worse than New York City. That’s despite the investment of billions of dollars to build the SkyTrain system. A trip to anywhere in the Fraser Valley beyond King George Station, the easternmost SkyTrain stop, or north of the Fraser River, to Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, can be an arduous adventure of tenuous bus connections and heavy traffic that can take hours. SkyTrain is based upon the premise that most commuters are travelling from the nearby suburbs to jobs in Vancouver or elsewhere along its three lines. But the daily commute is more complicated than that, particularly as jobs migrate out of the downtown core to commercial and industrial developments in outlying communities where land is cheaper. A pitch by Surrey mayor Diane Watts for light rail transit lines in her city is a good start. It should be heeded. It’s time for TransLink to get away from its one-track emphasis on SkyTrain. – Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com

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Greenhouse gas trial balloon leaks VICTORIA – Last week I described the inevitable demise of B.C.’s “carbon neutral government” scheme, which continues to take millions from hospitals and schools to fund greenhouse gas reduction projects of questionable value. It’s like the AirCare program, a pollution B.C. Views solution that sounded Tom Fletcher great at the time. AirCare soon found itself chasing diminishing environmental returns, made redundant by new vehicle technology and the financial need to save fuel. Public sector carbon offsets will suffer the same fate, growing as a political liability as their effectiveness declines. All this is separate from B.C.’s carbon tax and greenhouse gas reduction program, another environmental trial balloon that is sinking back to Earth. Former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate goals officially remain in place: 33 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 and a whopping 80 per cent by 2050. If the gas boom proceeds as planned, B.C. domestic emissions will not be down, but up substantially by 2020. New liquefied natural gas export proposals continue to pop up, the latest ones on former industrial sites near Squamish and Campbell River. And with the surge of LNG activity around Kitimat and Prince Rupert already changing the landscape, questions linger about the pollution and greenhouse gas impacts.

As she left for the government’s largest ever trade mission to Asia, Premier Christy Clark dismissed a study that estimated the impact of three LNG plants. That study, done by Kitimat environment group Skeena Wild, assumed “direct drive” technology to chill and compress gas for export. It concluded that three plants would burn two and a half times the amount of natural gas currently used in Metro Vancouver. Clark and Environment Minister Mary Polak relied on the same talking point to reject the study. The technology of powering LNG is still being negotiated, as producers work towards environmental permits, so the total can’t be calculated yet. B.C. Hydro is predicting little electricity demand for LNG until after 2020, which suggests the early development will either be direct drive – the industry standard and simplest method – or building one or more gas-fired power plants in northwest B.C. Even if gas usage is only equivalent to one Lower Mainland, it’s plain to see greenhouse gas emissions are going up. Clark has repeatedly argued that B.C. LNG should get credit for displacing coal in China and elsewhere.  I asked Polak if the international community would accept B.C.’s assertion that emissions from our LNG production shouldn’t count. “We haven’t said we won’t count them,” Polak replied. “What the premier’s talked about and I’ve talked about is that this whole issue of how one accounts for greenhouse gases in a particular region is one that is constantly evolving. There are regularly changes to the international

standards for accounting for these things and reporting them. And certainly the ability for one jurisdiction to impact positively on the GHG emissions of another, we think is appropriately considered in how one accounts for these things.” Clark visited the Jiangsu LNG import facility in China that could be a key export destination. Globe and Mail China correspondent Nathan Vanderklippe covered the premier’s visit. He reports that the gas being imported at Jiangsu isn’t replacing coal. It’s being used in addition to coal in peak demand periods.

The whole world knows why Japan needs new energy sources. It needs to replace production from its disaster-tainted nuclear facilities. Clark also visited Japan, another key customer for LNG. The whole world knows why Japan needs new energy sources. It needs to replace production from its disaster-tainted nuclear facilities. Will B.C. LNG be part of the solution to human-induced climate change? On the evidence so far, the answer is no. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com.

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THE NEWS/letters Support for Hammond support teachers Editor, The News: My children both attend Hammond elementary and I volunteer a lot of my time there, getting to see a lot of the daily workings of the school. I felt like I had to give the support teachers at Hammond a huge shout-out. They are amazing. A lot of the time they are so engaged with their students that they don’t know anyone is around to see or hear them. But I do see and hear a lot. They are so nurturing and kind, doing what is in the best interest of that child in that moment – even when its not the easiest route. These support teachers have an extremely difficult job and they do it with compassion, empathy, intention and confidence. They are a huge asset to the teachers, students, parents and administration at Hammond. Jennifer Marshall Maple Ridge

online comments Standing by Sandy Nicole Read Re: Million-dollar bike path to nowhere (mapleridgenews.com). It’s taken me a while to respond because I had to go out and do some homework on this one. I stand by my support for Sandy [Macdougall].

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Please, open your heart Editor, The News: Re: Oil pipelines money in our pockets (Letters, Nov. 29). Dan Banov, quit cheering on Janet Holder for a moment and educate yourself about the true costs of oil extraction and transportation that the oil industry has omitted from their beautiful production. Research how many forms of rare cancers are appearing in First Nation communities in northern Alberta. Concern yourself with the disappearances of species at risk, such as the Boreal Caribou.

I encourage someone to pull up a lawn chair to count how often the “multi-use path” is actually ‘multi-used.’ I appreciate that the money is multisource, but that doesn’t make it an acceptable use of our tax dollars. There are simply bigger priorities in Maple Ridge that need addressing. • Jackie Chow · Nicole Read: Unfortunately, for decades we’ve seen serious under-investment in infrastructure for people to get around on their own power.

How much fresh water can we sacrifice to become polluted with toxic chemicals to feed this thirsty industry. How can we respect, honor, and protect our coastal communities, their culture, their many jobs and their dependance on an ocean rich in life. How can we protect a complicated, diverse environment  when we, at the present time, don’t have the skills or knowledge to clean up a spill. How can we place our trust in a government that has removed more than 80 per cent of our fresh water lakes and fish from laws that once protected them.

Not sure what kind of homework you’ve done on this one ... Apart from the fact that you need to acknowledge that our cycling network has many gaps, and our transportation network as a whole continues to encourage people to choose the car for most of their daily needs, there’s a whole lot more homework to do, Nicole. I’m sure you’re aware of the problems we have with many people leading a sedentary lifestyle, and all the health problems as a result of it, leading to a heavy burden on our health car system. What

Please open your heart and learn more about the communities of others so that we don’t leave our children and their’s a terrible legacy that is destructive to the hearts and souls of our society. We are all getting older and so will these new pipelines, designed to carry  the ever so corrosive bitumen. I know I am much more smarter and innovative than I look. I know I can leave a better future for my child, one that involves clean air, land and water. I know we can do better. Deborah Winkler Maple Ridge

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about the fact that our kids, many of our seniors and others are totally ignored when it comes to their transportation needs? What about our addiction to oil, and the resulting degradation of our environment? The potential for wars? Climate change? Our very poor record when it comes to greenhouse gas reductions? The worsening livability of our cities? The huge need for parking in our cities, and the cost to all tax payers, including those who don’t drive? I’d recommend you to do some more research, Nicole.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: The Christmas Bells Downtown Maple Ridge is a Winter Wonderland Here’s a little story that speaks to the traditions of our community. In 1966 the Downtown Merchants Association, wanting to create an iconic Town Centre display for Christmas, got together and purchased the Christmas bell decorations that have been the centrepiece of the community’s holiday experience. The Operations team have the responsibility of storing and maintaining them, and making sure they get hung every year. In 1966, the lights made their debut in the Town Centre and a tradition was born. The photo here was taken that first year as they were hung.

Here’s where the story gets interesting. Earlier this year, after the decorations were taken down, the team at the Operations Centre, found the original molds for the bells in a dusty corner of the warehouse. The molds, being almost half a century old, needed some repair, so we managed to track down the original manufacturer in Port Coquitlam and asked if they could refurbish the molds so we could recast the bells. The manufacturer was thrilled to learn about this discovery, and not only agreed to refurbish the molds, but asked if they could manufacture them again for use around the continent. It turns out these retro style decorations are becoming popular again. We agreed to allow them to distribute them with a couple of provisions. First, they can’t sell them within a 200 kilometer distance of Maple Ridge. After almost half a century, this is our community’s tradition now. The second, and befitting the original spirit of the donation by the Downtown Merchants Association, Maple Ridge will get a fee for every bell sold using the new molds that will help offset the cost of keeping our bells shining bright each year.

Tuesday, December 10 9:00 am Business Planning Session (if required) – Council Chambers 6:00 pm, Public Hearing – Council Chambers 7:00 pm, Council Meeting – Council Chambers Agendas & Minutes Agendas for these meetings are posted online the Friday before the meeting date. Go to mapleridge.ca, click the link under Mayor & Council on the home page. Council This Week Subscribe to the ‘Council This Week’ eNewsletter that provides a summary of issues discussed at Council Workshop meetings. Go to mapleridge.ca, click the link to ‘Council This Week’ and sign up today.

This year, when you look up at the bells, you will notice that they are all bright red like the day they were first put up in 1966. All 55 big bells and 55 little bells have been recast, and our electricians at the operations yard, working like Santa’s elves in the North Pole, have rewired all the fixtures and replaced the old bulbs with modern energy efficient bulbs. As for the icicle lights, it turns out that the canopy lights were a bit hard on the trees, so the lights were moved onto the trunks of the trees a few months ago, but the canopies seemed a little bare. Members of our Parks Team had seen the icicle lights and hatched the plan to have them added along with the new bells. After the icicle lights were hung some folks wondered where the bells were and worried that they were gone for good. But the fact is that the bells have become part of the Christmas magic of Maple Ridge. They aren’t gone - in fact they have been reborn to be part of the Christmas tradition for the next generations of Maple Ridge citizens to enjoy with family and friends. So get your video camera out and experience the beauty of Maple Ridge Christmas. The Peace Tree will become the North Fraser’s largest Christmas tree at the December 7, 2013 lighting ceremony to mark the start of the Santa Claus Parade! At that point the full streetscape will glow!

ENGAGED: Business Planning Sessions The 2014-2018 Financial Plan started to come together in February of 2013. Council received a steady stream of information and provided feedback to staff throughout the year. This formed the basis of the 2014-2018 Financial Plan which will be reviewed by Mayor and Council on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm followed by a public question and answer session from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. There’s a new button on the District homepage at mapleridge.ca. Click through and you can get as much detail about the

December 2013 Council Meeting Schedule Mayor and Council encourage everyone to attend these important public meetings. It’s your chance to see how public policy is debated and enacted. Monday, December 9 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Business Planning Session - Council Chambers 5:30 to 6:30 pm – Live Budget Q&A – Council Chambers

That was 47 years ago, and in that time, weather, sunlight and the passing of time have resulted in the beloved bells fading to look more pinkish than red, and the plastic had become quite brittle and fragile. Almost three years ago there was a discussion about getting new decorations to replace the bells based on some emails from newer residents who thought our bells were a bit shabby looking. There was some discussion with the community, especially the new Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, and it was discovered that any thought of replacing the bells was, frankly, nuts so that idea was shelved. What the Parks and Operations team came up with was a plan to try to consolidate the bells that were in the best shape to 224 Street. In addition, new LED lights were placed in the tree canopies and a new look emerged in the Town Centre. The combination of the beloved red bells and the canopy lights were a huge hit, and the plan to keep the bells alive as long as possible was implemented.

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December 7: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Christmas in the Park & Santa Claus Parade It’s a magical Christmas in Memorial Peace Park starting at 4:00 pm. For details visit www.mapleridgechristmasfestival.com. To volunteer: volunteer@mapleridgechristmasfestival.com December 14: Firefighters For Families Food Drive Firefighters and the Youth Academy visit the major grocery stores in Maple Ridge to collect food and cash in support of the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Christmas Hamper Society. December 15: 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm CP Holiday Train The ‘train of lights’ raises money, food and awareness during the holidays. The train will stop across from the Billy Miner Pub and restaurant just East of the Port Haney WCE Platform. For more info visit: www.cpr.ca. December 24: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Christmas Haven Held at The ACT in downtown Maple Ridge, this venue provides a festive atmosphere for our guests and is the centre point for a dinner of turkey and all the fixings; local entertainment; children’s activities; and a visit from Santa. The Christmas Haven is 100% volunteer driven, operated by a dedicated Steering Committee and is only made possible through the outstanding generosity of our Community. For more information go to www.christmashaven.ca.

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So this is Christmas Children play in snow during the 6th annual Osprey Village Christmas tree lighting celebration on Sunday. Hot chocolate and cookies were given free to the first 150 guests. Photos with Santa in his workshop were also part of the event, along with Christmas craft vendors. Donation for the Friends In Need Food Bank, as well as unwrapped toys for the Maple RidgePitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society were also collected. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

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Welding is being blamed for sparking a fire that destroyed a section of a Maple Ridge sawmill early Saturday. At 12:30 a.m., the Maple Ridge Fire Department received multiple 911 calls about the blaze at Fraser Cedar Products, located on Lougheed Highway,

people,” said fire chief Dane Spence. The mill’s fire pump, designed to supply water from the river, had been removed for service a week earlier so water had to be ferried to the site by tanker trucks. Crews from all three fire halls in Maple Ridge were called to help, and the Mission Fire Department assisted by sending two tankers.

The fire disrupted rail traffic while trucks shuttled water back and forth. “In my world, we judge our successes by what doesn’t burn after our arrival,” Spence added. “So, by that standard, the efforts were a great success.” Investigators believe the fire started as a result of welding that had taken place earlier in the day.

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He is survived by his mother and step-father. Cpl. Dominic Duchesneau, with the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Team, said Yusko and Morn knew each other through the drug trade. Morn moved to Ottawa after the murder, but police arrested him on Saturday after he returned to the Lower Mainland for a visit. “We had information that he would be in the Lower Mainland on the weekend,” said Duchesneau, adding that details about the motive will be revealed in court. Morn has a criminal record that includes a conviction for drug possession and flight from

a peace officer. His arrest marks the third success for the RCMP’s Cold Case Team, which was formed in March 2012. “I want to thank the families of the victims for their patience and trust they have shown in the IHIT Program. It’s their trust that motivates everyone here at IHIT to succeed,” said Insp. Ward Lymburner. “Investigations are never closed. The victims of homicide are never forgotten.”

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Maple Ridge pushes ahead with medical pot bylaw Maple Ridge council has given third reading to its bylaw to establish zoning regulations to allow commercial production of medical pot in Maple Ridge’s Agricultural Land Reserve areas. The district is the only municipality in the Lower Mainland that is pushing pot production to farmland. That policy has been supported by a statement from the Agricultural Land Commission, that it considers commercial medical pot operations to be legitimate uses of ALR land. Other municipalities want medical grow operations, under the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, to be in industrial areas. “I don’t think we can make decisions based on what other people are doing,” Mayor Ernie Daykin said. The regulations require minimum setbacks from property lines. Buildings have to be 60 metres from the front and side property lines and 30 metres from the rear property line and from all streams. Medical pot operations also have to be at least 200 metres from schools and no closer than a kilometre from each other. Agrima Botanicals has applied for a Health Canada licence for its Maple Ridge location.

The mayor said he toured operation earlier this year and said it fit in with the surrounding neighbourhood. If Health Canada grants the licence, Agrima will be allowed to produce the pot under the new commercial marijuana regulations, which kick in next April 1. “It looks like a horse barn, with no horses in it,” Daykin said. “Standing outside the vent, there was no odour.” He was pleased with the bylaw. “I’m going to take a little bit of credit for Maple Ridge.” The district has been wrestling with the issue since 2009.

Council staying put Maple Ridge council is going to keep holding its workshop meetings in the smaller Blaney Room rather than in the regular council chambers, which is fitted with a sound system and recording ability, despite the suggestion by Coun. Corisa Bell. She had asked that the meetings which take place on Monday mornings be held in regular council chambers so they could be recorded, until the Blaney Room has been fitted with such equipment. But at its Nov. 26 meeting, most of council wanted to remain in the Blaney board room,

where staff and council sit at a large table. “We’re going to keep it the way it is,” said Mayor Ernie Daykin. “I think you lose something if you create a formal setting.” Staff, however, will research what will be required to improve the sound system to allow the meetings to be recorded.

Itemized expenses Taxpayers will have a better idea where their dollars are going next month if a motion by the mayor gets council support. Mayor Ernie Daykin filed a notice of motion Nov. 26, asking that itemized expenses from each councillor be posted monthly and that they be attached to the monthly report showing the district’s accounts payables. Daykin was responding to a letter from Katherine Wagner of Council Watch, asking for more details about councillor spending. Daykin said he often hears complaints about councillors and their expenses. But except for the odd community event, Daykin said he pays for most of the expenses he incurs as mayor from his own pocket. He added that Port Coquitlam has started the same process.

Business Licence Renewals IF YOU HOLD A MAPLE RIDGE BUSINESS LICENCE, IT’S DUE FOR RENEWAL ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2014.

Public Hearing Notice TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, North-East corner entrance, at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013, to consider the following bylaws: 1) 2011-122-RZ MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6880-2011 LEGAL: Lot 10, Section 18, Township 15, New Westminster District, Plan 21387 LOCATION: 11956 - 267 Street FROM: RS-3 (One Family Rural Residential) TO: RS-2 (One Family Suburban Residential) PURPOSE: To permit a future subdivision of 2 lots.

2) 2012-068-RZ MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6946-2012 LEGAL: Parcel “A”, District Lot 222, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan BCP30168 LOCATION: 20370 Lougheed Highway FROM: CS-1 (Service Commercial) TO: C-2 (Community Commercial) PURPOSE: To permit future subdivision into two lots and construction of a financial services use.

3a) 2012-115-RZ MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 7019-2013 LEGAL: Lot 303, Section 20, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan NWP44882 and; Lots 4, 5 & 6, all of Section 20, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan NWP8081 LOCATION: 12018/12038 Edge St and 22554/22566 Brown Avenue PURPOSE: To Amend Schedule “B” the Official Community Plan as shown on Map No. 859 FROM: Low-Rise Apartment TO: Town Centre Commercial.

3b) 2012-115-RZ MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6966-2013 LEGAL: Lot 303, Section 20, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan NWP44882, and; Lots 4, 5 & 6, all of Section 20, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan NWP8081 LOCATION: 12018/12038 Edge Street and 22554/22566 Brown Avenue FROM: CS-1 (Service Commercial) and RS-1 (One Family Urban Residential) TO: CD-1-13 (Comprehensive Development Zone) PURPOSE: To create a CD-1-13 zone and to permit a phased three tower development of 240 apartment units with commercial on the bottom.

Renewal notices will be mailed out to all business owners shortly. We provide the following payment options once you’ve received your renewal notice: Online – Go to www.mapleridge.ca and click on the Online Services button. Online payments can be made using MasterCard, Visa or certain Debit cards. In Person – At the Finance counter in Municipal Hall or at the Licencing and Bylaws front counter located at 11960 Haney Place (2ndfloor) between 8:00 am & 4:00 pm Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays). By Mail – Send cheques payable to the District of Maple Ridge 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9. We do not accept cash payment by mail. By Phone – with Visa, MasterCard or American Express by calling the Licencing and Bylaws Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (except statutory holidays) at 604-467-7305, press 1 for business licencing. Late Nights – Our Finance counter will be open until 8:00 pm, Thursday January 23 and Thursday January 30, 2014 to accept payments.

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AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that a copy of the aforesaid bylaws and copies of staff reports and other information considered by Council relevant to the matters contained in the bylaws will also be available for public inspection at the Municipal Hall, Planning Department counter, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from November 29, 2013 to December 10, 2013, Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays excepted. Some of this information will also be posted on the District website www.mapleridge.ca on the Mayor & Council/Council Meetings page. ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected by any of these bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained in the bylaws or by making a written submission to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services or by sending an e-mail to the Clerk’s Department at clerks@mapleridge.ca, by 4:00 p.m., December 10, 2013. All written submissions and e-mails will become part of the public record. Dated this 29th day of November, 2013 Ceri Marlo, Manager of Legislative Services

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An extension of the town centre investment incentive plan that sparked a $100-million boom in downtown building received third reading at Maple Ridge council’s Nov. 26 meeting. However, when it comes to new projects, the incentives only will apply to commercial projects that cost more than a million dollars. Developers will be able to get property tax exemptions of between three and six years, discounts on building permit fees, and fast tracking through the permit process. Under the three-year residential incentive plan, which expires Dec. 31, developers who built in the downtown received similar incentives to build. With that now ending, the commercial incentives only will be extended another year, ending in December 2014.

Council has also given third reading to a deal with Multi Materials B.C. that will see the industry group pay the District Maple Ridge a million dollars a year in compensation for selling recycled paper and packaging collected at the depot. MMBC is a new organization that charges its members, basically any manufacturer, based on the type of packaging it uses. The packaging and paper products collect-

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Money donations are also being accepted to purchase presents. The society would also like to remind people that it does not solicit door-to-door or over the phone and to beware of anyone using a similar organization name to confuse and take advantage of donors. Donations can be dropped off at the Christmas Hamper office on the Albion Fairgrounds at Lougheed Highway and 105th Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Cash donations can be made through Paypal at www. mrpmchristmashamber.org. Cash and toy donations are

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he spectacularly lit CP Holiday Train will roll into town for its 15th year, raising money and food donations for the Friends In Need Food Bank. Every year two Canadian Pacific Holiday trains travel across Canada and the United States with 14 cars decorated in hundreds of thousands of LED lights and festive designs. Artists perform a free show on a modified boxcar that is turned into a traveling stage. At each stop, the stage door lowers and the band will open with its first song. After a brief ceremony with local food bank officials and other local dignitaries, the band will resume its Holiday-themed show for half-anhour before they close the doors and proceed to their next destination. The trains will stop in more than 150 cities, towns and villages until Dec. 19. All money and food donations here will go to the Friends In Need Food Bank, which will be collecting non-perishable donations on Dec. 15, from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m., when the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train stops at Port Haney Station. Juno-Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Melanie Doane, who has seven

albums behind her and seven chart-topping singles, will be headlining the event. She has had her music featured on hit television shows such as Brothers and Sisters, Being Erica, Flashpoint and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Special guests: Canadian Country Music Award winners Doc Walker; Ottawa trio Brothers Dubé, Crystal Shawanda, Blue Rodeo’s Jim Buddy; and Matt Dusk. Children are being encouraged to decorate a box with a Holiday Train design that can be found on the Canadian Pacific website, take a picture of it and post it on the CP Holiday Train Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ HolidayTrain, then bring the box filled with all donations collected to the Holiday Train when it comes into town. Last year, 2,566 pounds of food was collected for the Friends In Need Food Bank, along with $2,500 in donations. Plus, $6,520 was presented to the food bank by Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows firefighters from their annual boot drives. In October alone, the Friends in Need Food Bank helped 3,652 people, including 1,154 children under the age of 18 and 211 adults over the age of 65. The CP Holiday Train has raised more than $7.4 million and over three-million pounds of food to date across the United States and Canada.

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viduals and families. The one-day event includes a free hair style and makeup session before sitting for a portrait. Andrea Walker, co-organizer of Help Portrait, would like to double the numbers this year. A community dinner, previously held at the CEED Centre, will be held at the church that evening. There will also be a roving team doing portraits at The Caring Place.

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“I just can’t imagine not having pictures. Pictures are memories. And when you can’t afford to get a picture done, then you don’t get to have those memories to cherish,” said Walker, adding that a lot of people just don’t feel good about themselves. “When they come to our event, they get their hair done, their makeup done and everyone’s so welcoming and embracing that they leave feeling better than they did when they came in,” Walker continued. Help Portrait is always looking for donations. “When you give your money to Help Portrait, we put it directly back in,” she said. Donations can be dropped off at Golden Ears United at 22165 Dewdney Trunk Road or arrangements can be made by emailing smile@ helpportraitridgemeadows. com. Help Portrait Ridge Meadows takes place on Dec. 7, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Golden Ears United Church. • For more information, go to helpportraitridgemeadows.com.

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n Saturday, Dec. 7, keep your eye out for the Ridge Meadows Recycling truck in the Santa Claus Parade. “Having a presence in the parade enables us to share important seasonal messages with residents of Maple Ridge,” says Kim Day, executive director of the recycling society. “Plus, our staff and volunteers have a fantastic time.” One of the biggest waste-reducing ideas to keep in mind during the holidays is to ‘make memories, not garbage.’ “There are many gift ideas out there that can have a big impact on people and produce very little waste,” Day said. “A couple of examples are doing favours for friends, family, and co-workers or sharing special times at events – the ACT has some great family shows coming up.” Other high-personal and low-environmental impact gift ideas include local items from school Christmas bazaars and shops in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, buying from second-hand and consignment stores. Want to close the community Christmas tree loop? Since Dec. 1, Scouts are selling trees at Cap’s Westwood Cycle at the corner of 216th Street and Lougheed Highway. After Christmas, get your tree chipped by Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue.

Both groups are doing great work in our community. Another holiday eco-tip is to switch to environmentally-friendly LED Christmas lights. In addition to being able to drop your old ones off anytime at the recycling depot in Maple Ridge, this holiday season there will be free drop-off bins for your old lights at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, and South Bonson Community Centre. This year, we are asking residents not to put wrapping paper into their recycling bags or drop it off at the depot. The abundance of plastic, laminated foil, and metallic wrap that gets mixed up with the paper, unfortunately, makes these loads unrecyclable. Did you know the recycling depot now accepts more than 200 items? This means if Santa brings you a new cell phone, electronics, appliances, or a new computer, you can recycle the old ones for free at the depot. Please note: there will be no blue box pickup and the recycling depot will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, Thursday, Dec. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Have lots of recycling between pickups? Bring it down to the recycling depot during regular business hours. For more information, phone 604-4635545.

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Burnett Fellowship production finds the true meaning of the holiday season by M onisha M ar t ins staff reporter

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ith catchy jingles directing you to the next blockbuster sale and slogans promising to make the season extra special, it’s getting increasingly harder to look past the glitter and discover the true meaning of Christmas. “Essentially from the moment Halloween ends, we are given a message that purchasing the right things will give us Christmas, that we will feel complete, that we will feel whole,” says Nate Searle, who has spent the past year contemplating exactly what’s important to him as the festive season rolls around. “Hundreds of years show us that buying things really isn’t that meaningful yet we continue to do it hoping for something different.” Challenged by his father-in-law Steve Robinson to turn that inward reflection into a theatrical production, Searle cobbled his thoughts on consumerism and carols into This Isn’t Christmas, a 75-minute long multimedia voyage that challenges what the season is about. It

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(From left) The principal cast of This Isn’t Christmas - James Silcox (shepherd), Eileen Christiansen (perfect grandma), Doug Bottrill (honest thoughts), Wendy Southcott (perfect mom), Megan Green (late mom) Kelsea Zielke (choir director) and Ted Searle (lonely guy). features seven principal roles actors and 17 children. “It’s not a typical church play, not a typical theatre production. It’s meant to provoke thought and a little bit of discomfort in the way that we are living and acting unconsciously and habitually,” he says. As the Christmas season drew closer, Searle couldn’t help but notice the messages around him. There’s Starbucks with its pitch “It’s not the holiday without our drinks” or Target assuring it has everything to meet your holiday needs. This Isn’t Christmas takes you on a jour-

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Tyler Olson plays the Emperor in a scene from This Isn’t Christmas which plays at the Burnett Fellowship church Dec. 5-8. ney while poking fun at all the Christmas tradition both within the church and outside it, says Searle. “It is written so these things touch us in our own lives and makes us think of what’s going on so that this year we are a little bit more critical.” With his wife Sara helping with marketing and his father-in-law, dad and sons acting in the production, Searle just hasn’t had the time to get swept up in the craziness of Christmas – the shopping, the decorating, the school plays. “In creating the message in the play, we’ve been consumed by it,” says Searle with no regrets. See Christmas, p29

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Little Cricket Gift Gallery in Maple Ridge will host a book signing with celebrated actor-turned-author Jackson Davies on Saturday. Davies teamed up with TV producer and

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Q&A with TV Beachcomber Beachcombers from p28

The stories told in The Beachcombers (or Beach, as it was called by both industry insiders and locals) dealt with conflict, danger, politics, Hollywood stars, international gun smuggling, death, biker gangs, high-speed police shootouts—and that’s when the cameras weren’t rolling. Davies has acted in over 160 stage shows

across Canada and has appeared in over 300 TV shows and thirty movies. He is also only one of two Canadians ever to be made an Honorary Sergeant of the Davies RCMP. Davies will be available to sign books and answer questions about

The Beachcombers at this special event at Little Cricket Gift Gallery. The store is located at 102-22347 Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. For more information about the book signing, call (604) 476-1234.

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“We’ve done nothing towards Christmas. We did decorate our own home but only because we needed it as a set for filming. So we are kind of stuck at this point.” Instead the Searles, the cast and crew have committed to doing the things that matter at Christmas - such as spending time with family, volunteering or raising money for a good cause - year-round. “It’s taken us a year but our goal is that as

a result of this production people will have a meaningful Christmas and a thoughtful New Year, as opposed to just a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” he says.

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Everyone got floor time as the Pitt Meadows Marauders, the only local entry in the new AAAA senior boys’ basketball circuit, played their first tournament on the weekend in Kamloops. Against the Kelowna Owls, the Marauders faced an onslaught at the beginning of the game, but fought back to take a 43-42 lead by half.The Owls took over in the third quarter as their press created many turnovers and their fast break went unchecked. The Owls won 8972. Six-foot-five centre Graham Smith had 39 points and 16 rebounds for Pitt. He was the MVP at the junior Fraser Valley tournament last year, a provincial all-star and B.C. team member. All Marauders got to play in a 92-45 romp over South Kamloops, and 12 different players scored. Smith retired early with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Senior point guard Elijah Lapurga scored 18 and had eight assists, and Grade 11 forward Jordan Murley tallied 16 points. Goulet again emptied the bench in a 70-60 win over the St. Francis Browns of Calgary. Smith had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Da Silva scored 10. Thursday the Marauders host the secondranked Walnut Grove Gators at 7:30 p.m.

The Maple Ridge Ramblers defeated the host Argyle Pipers 29-22 Sunday to win a Grade 8 girls’ basketball tournament in North Vancouver. The Rams opened the first tournament of the season Friday by defeating Pemberton 65-2. Ridge then downed the Collingwood Cavaliers 49-32 on Saturday to advance to the final later that afternoon. The team is coached this year by longtime senior girls’ coach Don Herman. Members of the Grade 8 team who competed in the tourney included Kaila Barteski, Paige Bell, Emily Duchak, Emma Hall, Aly Heppner, Ashleigh Lesser, Sarah Metzner, Emily Morley, Kirsten Senchyna, and Emma Adams.

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Jingle Bell Cup Janie Green (right), of the Ridge Meadows Racers, glances as Annabel Johnson of the Matsqui Blades as they round a corner during the 3,000-metre race in the under-14 division at the Jingle Bell Cup – the Fraser Valley qualifier for the B.C. Winter Games – on Sunday at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge.


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Rambler defence was again outstanding, limiting the Centaurs to seven points in the first quarter and 19 at the half.  The final score was 53-40. Leading the Ramblers was tourney all-star Coumont, with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 13 recoveries. Dominik Hartz also had 11 rebounds, and the Rambler defense was led by Jackson Murdoch, Isaac Halas and Stewart.

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Bernie Sparkes, representing Abbotsford, took home a championship in senior’s curling competition at Golden Ears Curling Club this past weekend. A curling hall-of-famer and former Brier champion, Sparkes defeated Bill Ellis of Chilliwack in the final of Haney Master’s 56th annual bonspiel. Sparkes patiently waited until the fifth end, where he picked up a five-ender and then held off Ellis for an easy 7-3 victory, to repeat as champion. Twenty-four rinks from thoughout the Fraser Valley competed for the Ralph Haney trophy. 

Maple Ridge Ramblers wrestlers had some outstanding results at the past weekend’s Upper Fraser Valley Novice competition at Queen Elizabeth Secondary in Surrey. Winning gold medals were Devin McCrae, David Cameron, Hayden Tupper and Daniel Jo. Making his MRSS wrestling debut and earning a silver medal was Dionte Hurtado, while Wolfie Wallace, Austin Brown, Jack Dillen and Aslan Altinay all won hard-fought bronze medals. Rounding out the team scoring were Mathew Sillanpaa and Marko Kolobara, with fourth-place finishes.

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The Salvation Army Caring Place Nicole’s Story Nicole’s Story Can any of us find the beginning of our own story? Was there ever a time when I was free? When I was safe? No real memories remain to me from my childhood. Only disconnected pieces and images, like fragments of a broken mirror. Some happy. Some terrible. Nothing much makes sense to me from those years. I began cutting my arms at sixteen. They’re both now a mass of badly-healed scars. I was drinking heavily then. Started to use drugs. I was always afraid. I started smoking crack cocaine when I was eighteen. My mother gave me my first puff. I became addicted almost immediately. A friend of my mother’s, who was living with us at that time, then took me onto the streets and showed me how to be a hooker. The money I made from selling myself for sex, helped to pay for my mother’s drug habit. I felt that I was protecting her. Prostitution and drug addiction remained my way of life for the next seven years. My only way of life. I was physically and emotionally abused on a regular basis. Used up and thrown away. Degraded. Threatened. Hunted. Haunted. I was always alone. Always afraid. More than once I found myself in a situation, where I was sure I would be murdered. I tried to kill myself many times. All I wanted to do was die. All the time. I wanted the twisted crazy nightmare of my life to be over. I hated who I was, where I was and how I was. I started using crystal meth and quickly became addicted to that as well as crack. I was committed to the psych-ward … six

to ten times. It was there during one of those times that I met Sharlene. She was and still is an alcohol and drug counselor. She took me under her care. My recovery begins with her. Sharlene helped me to get into treatment centres, stayed beside me and continued to help me and fight for me when I was kicked out of every one of them. No one except my grandmother had ever done that for me before. Had faith and trust in me, even when I failed.

up in the shelter with meals and a bed. They also gave me some shoes to wear. I was there for only three days before I was moved to the transitional side and entered into the Genesis Transition House Program run by Corrine Lawrence. At that moment though, I didn’t realize it at the time, I was finally safe. Finally free. Finally home.

Cracks began to appear in my own wall of self-hatred. I began to feel the small, fragile beginnings of hope.

Corrine took me under her wing right away. Through her I was able to experience all of the love and understanding, encouragement and forgiveness that had been absent from my life. She’s been my best friend, my big sister and my mother. Corrine believed in me and she fought for me and the brokenness within me began to heal.

After several failed attempts at treatment in the Okanagan, Sharlene made all the arrangements for me to attend Glory House in Port Coquitlam and bought me the bus ticket with her own money, and that day in Penticton, July 26th 2010, was the last time I ever used drugs or alcohol. But I wasn’t home free yet. There was still trouble ahead. My stay at Glory House was short-lived and after only a month there, I had a conflict with another one of the residents and was told to leave by the staff. They gave me half an hour. I was confused, hurt and angry and left from there with only the clothes on my back and a small purse. No coat. No phone. Not even any shoes on my feet. After walking barefoot for an hour through the strange town, becoming more lost with each step, a woman stopped her car beside me and asked if I was okay. We’d never met before. We spent two hours together driving and trying to find a solution to where I could go and she eventually brought me to a local church. I can’t remember that woman’s name, but I won’t forget her. The couple at the church listened to my story and while they couldn’t help me directly, they knew of somewhere that would welcome me and offer me food, shelter and a place to rest. The lady drove me to The Caring Place in Maple Ridge, to what would become my new home and my new life. The staff at the Caring Place took me in immediately and set me

Through Corrine and the Caring Place, I began to use other resources in the Maple Ridge community. I attended daily meetings at Alouette Addiction services and spoke with counselors there and at Cythera House, and Fraser Health. I attended the Alpha Group program, and through all this with Corrine, became a Christian and was baptized. I took two courses at Douglas College. Career Builders and Light Warehouse Training from which, I graduated with a full ceremony. The diploma I received there helped me to get my very first full-time job ever, as a Production worker at a local Cabinet making shop, Canterbury Kitchens. I am currently now on parental leave from that job, having given birth six months ago to my first child, John Cole Dearman, the love of my life, next to his father. My life is productive, happy and healthy. I have joy today and hope for tomorrow. All of it is a result of the Salvation Army and the Caring Place and the people there who took a chance on me. When I met them I was completely broken. Afraid. Angry. Hungry. Barefoot. Alone. They took me in. They fed me. Sheltered me. Clothed me. Heard me. Loved me and ultimately, made me whole again.

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It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lee after a long fight with dementia. She is survived and will be loved and always remembered by husband Rob, her daughter Leanne, son-inlaw Gary, and grandsons Alex and Cody. Also by her son David, daughter-in-law Sharon and grandchildren Emily and Nathanial. Lee was known for her ability to live life with grace and dignity and always portraying the fun side of life. Many thanks to all the staff at Hawthorne Care Centre for their compassionate and excellent care during Lee’s time fighting this disease. At the request of family no service will be held. Condolences my be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

CLARKE, Annie, beloved, mother and grandmother passed away on Friday, November 22nd at Ridge-Meadows hospital at the age of eighty-one. She leaves behind her loving children: Samuel, Christopher, and Amy, along with three grandchildren: Brianne, Connor, and Cody. Annie, who worked as a translator and as a consulate secretary in Portugal in the 1960’s, settled down in Maple Ridge in 1968, with her husband Robin. There, she devoted herself to raising her family and to doing volunteer work in the community. She is greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 3pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses: 11770 West Street, Maple Ridge.

Servio, Riddick Stirling DELAINEY / CLARKSON Theresa (MacMillan) 2013

It is with heavy hearts we announce the tragic death of our little buddy, Riddick, on Friday, November 22, 2013 in Pitt Meadows, B.C., at the tender age of 2 1/2 years. Riddick is survived by his parents, Mike and Rowena, loving sister, Temperance, grandparents, Joe and Fernanda Servio of Osoyoos, Jeff and Gail Bloom of Merritt, Uncle Phillip, Auntie Milene and Aidan of Montreal, Uncle Craig, Auntie Kathleen, Scarlet and Roman of Summerland and numerous extended family and friends who all loved him dearly. Mass was held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10:30 am at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers donations to B.C. Children’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to

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BERGQUIST, Johanne Emilia (nee Charbonneau) With sadness we announce the passing of Johanne. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, close friends and those whose lives she touched. There is no service by request. Please consider a donation in Johanne’s memory to the ALS Society of B.C. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

Passed away peacefully in the attendance of her family. Theresa leaves behind her children Larry, Barb (Terry), Lynda, Doug (Cherie) and Janice (Jorg), 7 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Memorial Service to be held Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s), 11969 - 216th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca Grief never ends…But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness,

not a lack of faith… “It is the price of love” Author Unknown

Predeceased by his daughter, Eeva. Survived by daughter Lea, Ilkka and Tiina (the twins) and son Markku. No flowers or service by request. Cremation. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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Thornhill Artisan Fair 9730 Spilsbury St. Maple Ridge. December 7 & 8, 10am - 4pm. 10 Artisans beautiful creations.

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Joyner, Lilian January 4/1930November 25/2013 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lily Joyner Nee:Dupree. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 63 years, Leonard. Sons William, Leonard (daughter-in-law) Yanni) and Kenneth. Sisters Dorthy, Suzie, Edna, and Lou. Grandchildren Tavis (Nancy), and Anna-Jean (Peter). Great grandchildren Emanuel, Lily Jr and Brian. Many loved relatives and friends. Predeceased by her twin sister Josie and sister Evelyn. Lily passed away peacefully of natural causes with her family by her side. A special thank you to Debbie Hewson (Arrie), Megan (Steve), Fraser Health, Ridge Meadows Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. By request there will be no funeral service.

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DRIVERS Are looking for two drivers to make deliveries of bulk newspapers to specific locations throughout the cities of Abbotsford, Mission & Chilliwack. Newspapers are picked up from our plant in Abbotsford. Takes approximately 4 - 6 hrs to complete each delivery area. Deliveries are to be made on Tuesday & Thursday between 4:00 am & 2:30 pm. Earn approximately $900.00 to $1800.00/month. Must have a 16 foot, 1 ton cube or a 3/4 ton cargo van. This is a permanent contract position. Interested parties please submit your resume and picture of vehicle to:

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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.

PLEA Community Services Society is looking for individuals and families who can provide respite care in their homes for youth aged 12 to 18, who are attending a recovery program for alcohol and/or drug addiction. Qualified applicants must be available on weekends and have a home that can accommodate one to two youth and meet all safety requirements. Training and support is provided. If interested, please call a member of our Family Recruiting Team at:

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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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We are looking for outgoing individuals to help take care of our amazing customers. You are responsible for daily pick up and delivery of uniforms, mats, towels and more. Customers are the focus of everything we do, so your face-to-face time with each of them every week is critical. You have a good driving record, a strong work ethic, and a customer service attitude. Enjoy Mon. - Fri. Day Shifts, Benefits, Good Pay, & A Family Culture w/ Many Opportunities For Advancement. Learn more about us at www.unifirst.ca To apply, please send resume and driver’s abstract to Sheri DeLeeuw by fax 604-888-8372 or email sheri_deleeuw@unifirst.ca

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CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396 or 604-820-9601 .Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

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ELECTRICAL

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

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

Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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SALES - INSIDE TELEMARKETING

GUTTER CLEANING Call Ian 604-724-6373

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SALES - INSIDE TELEMARKETING

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

www.culinaryartsabbotsford.ca is now accepting applicants for our part-time apprentice programs – ITA Professional Cook 1, 2, and 3 (Red Seal). January through June 2014. Earn as you learn for just $400. We are also accepting applications for our full-time Professional Cook Chef training program. For more information, call or visit our website. 35190 DeLair Road Abbotsford, BC 604-556-7000

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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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

PETS 477

PETS

REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Professional Installation

YELLOW LAB PUPS. 3 females. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

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

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GARAGE SALE 24910 Smith Ave. Maple Ridge Sat. Dec. 7th, 9am - 3pm

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Table Saws, Band Saw, Planer & lots of smaller hand tools. Household items.

560 www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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

Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

Dean 604-834-3076

PRESCHOOL CLOSING All equipment. One Buyer Takes All Maureen 604-463-8459

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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

Look who’s hiring!

TOPSOIL

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Check out the Employment and Career Opportunity sections in bcclassified.com

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

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PLUMBING

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HOME REPAIRS

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

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100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7 Certified, Insured & Bonded RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

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

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-537-4140

• Tree Trimming • Christmas Lights Installation • Snow Removal

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

PETS FEED & HAY

PETS

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 CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cups, ready to go now, 2 males. $650. Call 604794-7347

All types of Roofing Repairs Free Estimates

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

604-467-6065

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

• 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

APARTMENT/CONDO Your Choice for Property Management (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services

(604)466-5799 Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, Approved pets only. Criminal Record check may be req. Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

604.466.8404 (Erik) Pitt Meadows 2 bdrm very large ste, nr WCE, inste ldry, full ktch & din rm, vaulted ceiling, rec rm in bldg, $1150mo Jan1. 604-830-3546

Maple Ridge Haney Bypass 2234sf 3bdr+den t/house, lrg balc dbl garage, pet ok. $1750/mo.

Call 604-464-7548 Visit our website for other rentals: www.profile-properties.com

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

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 2 Bdrm $625/mo & 1 bdrm $550/mo Inc. hot water Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appt. (9am-5pm)

Maple Ridge $1100.

Clean 2 BR condo Gas F/P, soaker tub, secure U/G parking. Close to WC Express, tennis park, shopping etc Avail Nov 1.

Brookside Rlty Dave 604-240-3523

PORT COQUITLAM

RENOVATED SUITES 1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/ht water, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shoping/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

HOMES WANTED

LOOKING FOR A VERY SPECIAL HOME Young family of 4 with a physically disabled child is looking for a home that is already or can easily be made wheelchair accessible. It is our dream for our child that he become independent, he can only do that in the right house. We have been searching for the right home, but have had no luck in our price range. If you have been waiting for the right family to sell your much loved home to, please consider giving us a call, (778)235-9039.

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

Great Pyrenees pups, M/F, 1st shots, parents on site, ready Dec 6. $700. Call (604)798-5069

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

LOVING DOG FOR GOOD HOME, Staffordshire/Pitbull, 2yrs spade female. Brindle. Great with kids & adutls. 604-615-7244 Abbotsford, 604-514-3809 Langley

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

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

MAPLE RIDGE

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

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

CALL

604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

www.benchmarkpainting.homestars.com

STANDARD POODLES- Big, beautiful, healthy puppies. Smart, calm, hypo-allergenic. Vet checked, vaccinations, house trained. Males, females, Blacks, Apricots, Reds. Delivery available. $1000, 250-5450158. Hiddenhills@shaw.ca

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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

CENTRAL COQUITLAM: New large 1 bdrm suite, stainless steel appl, w/d. Utils & internet. n/s, n/p. $850/mo. Avail. now. 604-939-9198 COQUITLAM 1 bdrm gr/lvl, quiet, priv ent, w/d, new paint, fenced yard. $650 incl utils. 604-941-4166 Coquitlam 1 brand new bdrm ste $950 incl granite counters. utils & security alarm, N/P. 604-788-1275.

751

SUITES, UPPER

PORT COQUITLAM. Renod 2 bdrm duplex. Avail now. $875/m. Nr school & transit. (604)941-4463

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

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AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now,

1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE 1 Bdrm 850 sq.ft. rancher, large property Shady Lane area, Jan 1. $950. (604)836-7883

Maple Ridge - $2200

Be the 1st tenant in this Luxury 3,400 SF 5 BR home w/dbl garage. Close to Alouette Elem and Maple Ridge Sr Sec. Fenced yard,2 kitchens, covered sundeck with view. Avail Nov 1.

Brookside Rlty Dave 604-240-3523 MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 2 Bdrm small Heritage house. Total new looks with brand new furnace with heat pump, air filtration & air cond, new wiring, plumbing, W/D, F/S window coverings, covered patio, fenced backyard w/playhouse & shed, gated. N/S, pet ok $1275. Ref’s a Must. 12219-227th St. Call: (604)467-4583 MAPLE RIDGE, Central: 5/bdrms, 3/bath CDS, dbl gar, 2,200sf . Nr all amens & schls. pet neg, N/S. $2157/mo (604)785-8851.

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OFFICE/RETAIL

1 Bdrm apts $750 2 Bdrm apts $800 Incl heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores and Schools.

SUNRISE 22292 122nd Avenue (604)349-5982

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

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

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

AVAILABLE NOW

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

Call 604-467-3944

MAPLE RIDGE 12880 216 Street. 4 Bdrm house, 5 appls. Avail now. $1995/mo + utils. (604)722-5609

MAPLE COURT I

MAPLE RIDGE

P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILERS 3 female pups. Vet ✓. Ready to go. $500/each. 778-899-3326

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

TRANSPORTATION

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$875

22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

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.

Haney Motor Hotel

MAPLE RIDGE

MAPLE COURT II

RUBBISH REMOVAL

$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.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

604-463-3000

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ROOMS FOR RENT

Maple Ridge furnished priv room, in newer home, wi-fi, full cbl, all util incl $500/mo. 778-893-2750

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

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ROOMS FOR RENT

604-464-3550

GREAT LOCATION

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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

604-787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

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

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

$45/Hr

Best done in Dec. or Jan. while dormant for optimal health!

477

604-465-1311

FOR SALE BY OWNER

TREE PRUNING

BEAGLES, 12’’ size, ready Dec 11, tri-colour. 5 male, $650. (604)3160376, tobyscardetail@hotmail.com

Meadows Landscape Supply

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

625

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

Hay for sale. 2013 first crop hay. $5 per bale. Mike (604)465-4462

$59.00 Per Ton

www.affordablemoversbc.com

REAL ESTATE

456

SBroken Concrete RocksS $23.00 Per Metric Ton SMud - Dirt - Sod - ClayS $23.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds

AFFORDABLE MOVING

ALTO CONN SAX $495. 604-859-5925

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

MISC SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

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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

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

DUTCH TOUCH

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

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 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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

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

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

TREE SERVICES

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

LANDSCAPING

Green Services Ltd

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10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

Check out bcclassified.com

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SWIMMING POOLS/ HOT TUBS

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

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

MISC. FOR SALE

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.

Much loved & seldom used; Ladies clothing sz 10-12, shoes sz 8-8.5. Mens clothing (lrg). (604)467-7117

TONY’’S PAINTING

Home Renovations and New Construction

SHOP from HOME!

GARAGE SALES

746

Glenwood Manor Apartments

Call Tim 604-612-5388

HANDYPERSONS

APARTMENT/CONDO

Maple Ridge

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

~ FULLY INSURED ~

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RENTALS

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

TOY POODLE PUP 7 weeks old. Male, white with black markings $700. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

M.T. GUTTERS

RENTALS


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HEY KIDS!

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Maple Ridge News, December 04, 2013