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Glorious gown Leonie Huget, 17, an international student from Solingen, Germany who will be graduating from Garibaldi secondary, shops for a graduation dress at Twice in a Lifetime – a consignment sale at the Greg Moore Youth Centre on Sunday. The event aims to raise money for youth in the community who would otherwise not be able to afford high school graduation ceremonies. Ten dresses were sold.

People are freezing in the dark longer because of B.C. Hydro’s cap on overtime, says the lineman’s union. Meanwhile, the public utility is paying contractors $10 an hour more to fix the broken wires and transformers any time a storm hits and knocks out powerlines. “I don’t see why people should be punished for answering phones and to come and put the lights back on. That’s what we do, most of the time in the worst weather,” said Doug McKay, business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 258. “My guys are very choked about what’s going on.”

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Teachers validated in court by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that the provincial government violated teachers’ rights in disregarding negotiated class size limits and that the former did not bargain in good faith. It also ordered the province to pay the B.C. Teachers Federation

$2 million. The ruling comes after a 12-year court battle between teachers and Victoria. “We’re ecstatic,” Maple Ridge Teachers Association president George Serra said after the ruling Monday. “You fight this hard to prove wrongdoing, and when you do it, it feels pretty good.” He was pleased by how direct Justice Susan Griffin was about the Liberal government. “The court concluded that the government did not negotiate in good faith with the union after

the Bill 28 decision,” Griffin wrote in her reasons for judgement. “One of the problems was that the government representatives were preoccupied with another strategy. Their strategy was to put such pressure on the union that it would provoke a strike by the union. The government representatives thought this would give government the opportunity to gain political support for imposing legislation on the union.” Griffin ruled the B.C. government’s replacement legislation, passed in 2011, is as unconstitu-

tional as the 2002 law called Bill 28 that removed class size and special needs support from the BCTF contract. BCTF president Jim Iker said the ruling returns contract language that was in place in 2002. He expects that the province’s 60 school districts will have to rehire teachers and special need assistants to reduce class size. He said there were 1,200 education specialists THE NEWS/files affected by the 2002 legislation, including teacher-librarians and George Serra untangles hearts during a demonstration for support teachers counsellors. See Teachers, p3 outside the school district office in 2012.

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Staying safe on the World Wide Web Students learning to make decisions about privacy

menting events, but, “They just allow that impulsive behaviour.” Maple Ridge resident and dad Alex Pope is a software engineer, though he doesn’t consider himself a security expert. His daughter in elementary school has a Facebook account, but he’s a friend on his daughter’s page. And there are no private passwords. “They know I can check anytime to see what they’re up to.” His kids don’t have cellphones, but that’s as much a matter of expense, he adds. A few other tips can keep everyone safer. Don’t log into a website from your Facebook or Twitter account, Pope advises. That makes it too easy for a hacker who breaks in. Instead, just go directly to the website. Some radio stations have traffic apps now that have tracking software so they can locate the user in order to spot traffic volumes. Pope says he also turns off his GPS locator on his cellphone and doesn’t do any financial transactions on public Wifi networks. “I personally don’t assume anything I put online is private.”

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hink before you click. Better yet, think before you comment, e-mail or send a private message. Tuesday was Data Privacy Day, with the provincial government reminding people to be careful to guard their privacy anytime they’re staring at a screen. Check your privacy settings on your cellphone, web browser and social media sites, the Ministry of Technology advises. Don’t click on strange links, don’t put your phone number online and be careful about that photo that you’re sending to a friend or loved one. As Maple Ridge information technology teacher Rory Payment shows his students and their teachers, that photo has a way of getting around. Even if you’re e-mailing a photo to a friend in Ontario, that image could be routed through a couple of servers in California, somewhere in the midwest U.S. or New York, before it’s sent up to eastern Canada. “Potentially, there’s a copy of that photo anywhere along that patch,” Payment said Tuesday. He is with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district’s cyber school and spends his days helping students and teachers navigate the ever-changing minefield of technology. While the latter has become more intrusive, users are also adapting, in light of the revelations of the scope of government snooping from U.S. National Security Agency defector Edward Snowden. “I think we’re becoming more aware,” said Payment. “Now, privacy is something people are taking a lot more seriously. They’re [students]

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IT teacher Rory Payment advises students about data privacy. more thoughtful about what they’re doing.” Payment’s job is to make sure students and teachers known how to get around the iPads and laptops and the online world. Kids can be told all the rules and regulations about how to behave online, but many may not think those rules apply to them. “Unless the kids are learning to make decisions about privacy, they’re not actually learning privacy.” It’s only by encountering situations first-hand, hopefully with a teacher nearby, that students can learn how to respond safely.

One situation they’re better able at dealing with is requesting photos in which they’ve been “tagged” to be taken down. Adults often just hope any embarrassing photos go away. There’s no particular age for when kids should have their own cellphone. That’s up to each child and their parents. Kids under 12 years old, though, should share their passwords with parents, and they shouldn’t have the device in their bedroom. That way the older folks have at least some familiarity with what kids are doing online. “If they’re going to do it anyways, you try to help them make some good decisions,” Payment said.

“It’s really difficult to stay ahead of the kids.” Venturing on to social media should have the same approach. “If you don’t let them get on to Facebook or you don’t let them get a cellphone until they’re 15, good luck knowing what they’re doing.” Maple Ridge school district has provided at least 400 iPads for Grade 6 and 7 students in addition to hundreds of other laptops, as well the devices the kids bring from home. He agrees the smart phone computers that fit into pockets pose the greatest danger because they’re are so quick and easy to use. Smartphones are great tools for docu-

Privacy tips Ministry of Technology, Innovations and Citizen Services privacy protection tips: • think before clicking – hackers can create websites that look like banking websites; • minimize information provided on social media; • only open attachments from known sources; • don’t answer e-mails asking for personal information. • use a variety of strong passwords, using mix of numbers and caps; • secure your Wifi connection at home with a password; • put a password on your cellphone; • upgrade software security.

Local school district in better class-size shape than others Teachers from front

“It’s good for us, it’s good for public education, it’s good for British Columbia and for our students,” Iker said of Monday’s ruling. Serra said the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district will be in better shape than many when it comes to re-hiring educators to address class sizes and special needs students. “Laurie Meston [now acting superintendent] has always protected special education as much as she could,” said Serra. “It’s still too early to tell the local effects. Their hands are tied, because they have no money.”

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The financial ramifications are still being tabulated. “We didn’t discover a whole bunch of new money,” said Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton, who was a teacher before entering politics. He noted the province is committed to balancing the provincial budget, and immediately hiring new teachers would obviously threaten that. “We’re doing the best we can to be fiscally prudent,” Dalton said. “We’re not sure yet what will be, or could be, done.” He has heard estimates that there has been

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a 300-per-cent increase in the number of students considered special needs over the past 12 years. Their presence in classrooms generally increases staffing requirements. Dalton also believes the local school board has maintained staffing levels and supported special needs students. “Our school district did a pretty good job of balancing needs,” he said. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he is disappointed by the ruling, and ministry staff will study the 150-page document before deciding on a possible appeal. He disagrees with the judge’s conclusion that the

government tried to provoke a strike, and his focus is on reaching a new agreement. “What we need to do is to review the judge’s ruling in detail to see what the implications are. But, clearly, my message to school districts, to parents, is it’s business as usual in our schools,” Fassbender said. NDP education critic Rob Fleming called the ruling a “real blow to the B.C. Liberals’ credibility,” adding this issue traces back to Premier Christy Clark’s time as education minister in 2002. – with files from Tom Fletcher

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Pitt drafts plan to move cars, people ‘Good business case’ for connector by Monisha M ar t ins staff reporter

Traffic along Lougheed Highway through Pitt Meadows won’t drop by much if a new road is built north of it. A draft of the city’s transportation master plan estimates approximately six per cent of Lougheed Hwy. traffic would be diverted to the North Lougheed Connector –  a proposed 3.6-kilometre road through farmland and stretching from Harris Road to Golden Ears Way. “The connector will provide some congestion relief on Lougheed Highway between Harris Road and Golden Ears Way,” notes the study, but not much. “It will take some of the load off, especially in the busy section between Harris Road and 207th Street,” said engineering service coordinator Ike De Boer, noting the connector will provide the most relief for traffic along Old Dewdney

Trunk. “That, for some people, is really important, as Old Dewdney is still an attractive route for people from north Maple Ridge.” The Lougheed corridor, which is under provincial jurisdiction, accommodates the highest traffic volumes in Pitt Meadows, with up to 60,000 vehicles per day traveling the route. As growth in neighbouring municipalities continues, the number of vehicles traveling through Pitt Meadows will increase, according to the master plan. Currently, the highway intersections at Harris and Kennedy roads are operating at or near failing conditions during the peak hours, experiencing significant delays and bumper-to-bumper traffic during the morning and evening rush hours. Key to relieving congestion along the highway is an interchange at Harris Rd., in addition to the connector, states the report. To shift traffic off Old Dewdney, the city would have install calming measures along the route, such as stop signs.

De Boer said plans for the North Lougheed Connector currently sit with the mall developer SmartCentres. The company owns a swatch of land in the area and would pay for the road and possibly fund the traffic calming study. For Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters, the transportation master plan gives the city a business case to present to the province and TransLink for the interchange and North Lougheed Connector. “This actually shows the benefit it would have on the entire region for the movement of goods and services,” said Walters, noting the plan plots a course over the next 30 years. “We can’t just think of today. We have to think long term and how it’s going to affect the region.” The draft plan pegs the city’s share of the cost for constructing the North Lougheed Connector at $6.3 million, and $11.6 million for the interchange. The city’s transportation plan recommends that Pitt Meadows prioritize the development

of a traffic calming plan and suggests converting the current dual leftturn, east-bound lanes at the intersection of Old Dewdney Trunk and Lougheed Hwy. to a single lane or remove them completely. Traffic calming is expected to costs around $500,000. Even if the connector is built, traffic won’t be reduced along the entire length of Old Dewdney, a stretch which sees around 12,000 vehicles a day. According to the master plan, the segment of Lougheed Hwy. between Harris and Old Dewdney is expected to see an increase of approximately 200 vehicles in each direction. That would be that result of traffic shifting to the interchange at Harris Rd. to access the North Lougheed Connector. For Coun. Bruce Bell, figures in the draft plan present a case for not building the contentious connector. “Now that we’ve finally got some figures, I have more questions,” he said. The transportation plan also addresses transit, pedestrians and cyclists.

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Ridge, Pitt mayors confused by TransLink referendum chaos Provincial gov’t is to blame, leaders say by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

Both local mayors are blasting the provincial government for its handling of TransLink and tacking a referendum on to this fall’s civic election. Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters can’t keep up with the constantly changing approach the senior government takes towards the transportation agency. “It changes daily,� Walters said last week. “Every time I hear a report in the morning, something has changed and we’re finding about it a day or two later, what the province is up to.� The provincial government wants to add a vote on how TransLink will be funded to the November election ballot when new mayors and councils are chosen. Premier Christy Clark hinted Monday she could delay the vote, although there was no specific announcement. Walters wonders why the mayors have been asked to help draft the question. “It’s their referendum. Now they’re saying to us, who have no governing authority, what do you want the question to be?� She added that it’s hard to stay up to date with provincial government plans and agrees with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson that mayors have proposed several funding solutions, only to have the province reject them. She heard again last week that TransLink’s governance might change again.

Walters said there’s now been three transportation ministers since she’s been mayor and disagrees with current minister Todd Stone’s suggestion that a small increase in the TransLink levy charged to Metro Vancouver homeowners would pay for most upgrades. The average levy now for Metro Vancouver homeowners is $235 yearly. “We feel the heat if we go up 1.9 per cent,� Walters said. “It’s not fair and it’s certainly not fair to taxpayers.� She favours former mayor Don MacLean’s position that the transportation authority be subject to overall Metro Vancouver with its board composed of local mayors. “As mayors, we have no authority on TransLink. And that should be unacceptable to the taxpayer. “That should be totally unacceptable to all residents that mayors can’t represent them properly with a proper voice that’s heard at the table.� Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin also doesn’t like the idea of having a TransLink vote combined with local elections. If the province wants to piggy back the vote about transportation funding on to civic elections, it should help pay the costs, he said. He added that the provincial government is trying to portray Metro Vancouver and TransLink’s mayors council as dysfunctional. “If we’re so dysfunctional, how did we come up with the Regional Growth Strategy?� The strategy is a longterm plan to shaping Metro Vancouver’s growth, involving 23

member municipalities. Liberal MLA Marc Dalton, though, says taxpayers need to have a say in how TransLink spends its dollars. “The government has put a lot of money into capital costs [such as the Evergreen Line]. “We just feel that the people need to make a decision on this be-

cause they’re going to impact the public’s pocketbook.� Metro Vancouver mayors previously have proposed   a vehicle levy, a small regional sales tax, a share of carbon tax and eventually some form of road pricing, all of which have been rejected by the province. Dalton though says

the vote will allow taxpayers to give their opinion on each of those. He hasn’t received feedback from the public on the topic. “I’m not saying it’s not an important issue,� or could become one, he added. “People appreciate they’ll have a voice on a tax increase.� Maple Ridge-Pitt

Meadows MLA Doug Bing likes the idea of a professional board running TransLink, adding the mayor’s council makes the final decisions. But he favours delaying the vote and generally doesn’t like referendums. “I think it really needs to have a little more cooperation and agree-

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Priorities straight The finger-pointing over the plan to hold a referendum on TransLink spending and transportation priorities is getting ridiculous. The Mayors’ Council said all Metro Vancouver mayors unanimously oppose it, and Premier Christy Clark is now open to delaying a referendum. But other than Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, who proposed a question several weeks ago that called for reducing the gas tax while bringing in lower, universal tolls on bridges and a limit of a three per cent boost to TransLink property taxes each year, no mayor has even proposed an idea to be included in a referendum question. Most mayors don’t want to raise property taxes. Most of TransLink’s services, and dollars, go towards transit services in south and west of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, the notable exception being the Evergreen Line being built to the Tri-Cities area. In fact, the cost of building that line is another reason that few new services are being offered. The cost of the 11-kilometre SkyTrain link was the prime reason that mayors agreed to boost the gas tax to 17 cents a litre three years ago. Few people south of the Fraser, or in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, are likely to back tax increases if there is little or no new service coming their way. Their frustration is magnified by the fact that they must pay tolls on TransLink’s Golden Ears Bridge, or the province’s Port Mann Bridge. It seems unlikely that the disparate areas of the Metro region will agree on transit priorities, let alone on new methods for taxing people. Perhaps it’s time to break TransLink up, with each area paying for the services it receives. Despite what the mayors say, people are pretty clear about transportation priorities. They want to see fair tolling policies that do not unduly punish people in one part of the region. They would agree to transit expansion in other parts of the region, as long as those projects are not at the expense of fastgrowing areas with little or no transit service. In terms of paying for it, what’s wrong with boosting property taxes? Metro residents do not pay hospital taxes any more – but others in B.C. do. Why not boost property taxes a little, reduce the gas tax, and bring in a universal toll on all major bridges – a maximum rate of $1 for cars and $3 for large trucks? With fairness as its guiding principle, such a proposal could gain support from a majority of voters, if the mayors and the province can stop pointing fingers and start working together to ensure that longterm transportation issues are dealt with. – Black Press

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Tug of war for transportation taxes VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark has set off a storm of protest by imposing a referendum on new Lower Mainland transportation improvements, timed with the provincewide municipal elections on Nov. 15. Even if you don’t B.C. Views live in Metro VanTom Fletcher couver, you’re not immune from this long-running saga. Provincial and federal governments use your tax dollars for the big stuff, including the SkyTrain Canada Line to Vancouver airport and the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a new truck route to port facilities at Tsawwassen. Clark has promised a bridge replacement for the George Massey tunnel under the Fraser River, which may or may not be tolled like the Port Mann bridge. The patchwork of Lower Mainland tolls is a growing political liability for the B.C. Liberal government, and if further tolls are avoided, major works elsewhere in the province may be delayed as the budget is eaten up by the big cities. Clark announced the Massey tunnel replacement in a September 2012 speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities. In the same speech, she also pledged to complete the four-laning of the last 240 km of the Trans-Canada Highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border. That’s one of the most moun-

tainous stretches of highway in Canada, and the province’s cost was estimated at the time to be $650 million over 10 years. Time will tell if that promise is kept. Transportation Minister Todd Stone inherited the mess left behind by former minister Kevin Falcon, who took transit authority away from Metro Vancouver politicians. He appointed a board of experts and set up a toothless “mayors’ council” to rubber-stamp their decisions, after forcing through the Canada Line ahead of a long-promised transit extension to the east. Local politicians wrangled for years over that eastern extension. They finally settled on surface light rail, only to be overruled by the province, which wanted the vastly more expensive SkyTrain. The latest rebuke to the mayors’ council was when they decided not to proceed with a costly new electronic fare card system. Falcon reversed that one after taking a junket to London and falling in love with their “Oyster card” subway system. All the glitches from TransLink’s new “Compass card” program will be encountered this summer, just before those mayors go to the polls to face voter wrath. Speaking of reversals, Stone is now demanding the mayors come up with their list of priorities for new projects. They are expected to believe their choices won’t be overruled again. Stone correctly notes that Vancouver wants SkyTrain on Broadway, Surrey wants new surface light rail, and other Lower Mainland communities want new road and bridge works. Local

governments have a long history of parochial squabbling, getting their pet projects done, then suddenly developing the urge to rein in spending once it’s time to dig deep for their neighbours. Lower Mainland taxpayers are weary and confused by all this reorganizing and in-fighting. Many likely believe that it is their regional government that has imposed the Port Mann bridge tolls, when in fact that is a provincial highway project over which they had no say.

“Speaking of reversals, Stone is now demanding the mayors come up with their list of priorities for new projects.” Clark initially made it clear there is no going back from a November referendum on new regional transportation financing tools, a promise explicit in the B.C. Liberal election platform. But Monday she opened the door to delaying it. She had hoped it would increase the dismal voter turnout for local votes. If it does that, it may be worth it. Right now, civic elections are dismal affairs, with voter turnout and awareness of local issues drifting from bad to worse.

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online comments Not hard to see Hugh Peden: Re: Councillors at odds over gala ticket (The News, Jan. 24). If her daughter wasn’t attending this school, her explanation would be a little easier to accept. The fact her daughter attends this school (according the story), makes it completely inappropriate for her to claim the gala ticket as a ‘work-related’ expense. She was supporting the school her daughter attends and she should have paid for that out of her own funds. That shouldn’t be terribly hard to see. • Janet Nordahl Batty: Re: Councillors at odds over gala ticket (The News, Jan. 24). In reading these and other site comments on this topic, it is perhaps apparent that the issue regarding her attendance is that it is an event that benefits her daughter. However, what if their was a local park fundraiser? A hospital fundraiser? Another non-profit society? Would people still be commenting in this manner even though they too could also benefit her and her daughter? I doubt it. Meadowridge School ... contributes significantly to Maple Ridge, so much that families from all over the Lower Mainland and even the world move to Maple Ridge each year, just for the school. Every single business, resident and the like are benefactors of this school in some form or another. Yet because it is a private school, it is somehow forgotten that it too is a charitable organization –one in which distinctly invited its mayor and council members to attend. Coun. Bell just the other day attended and presented to my own daughter at school, and my daughter raved about it. Ms. Bell is very involved in this community. How many businesses and employees have attended events, be it golf tournaments, other fundraisers etc., and in turn expensed their ticket. Several of us, including me. Meadowridge in itself is something that not all in the community are able to or choose to attend. However, they all do benefit, regardless. Coun. Bell is truly carrying out her duties, as she does in several capacities throughout Maple Ridge.

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Editor, The News: Re: Councillors at odds over gala ticket (The News, Jan. 24). Regarding the recent councillor dismay over expense spending, I’m sure that the $250 cost wasn’t the only differed expense from all councillor and mayor expenses from partying after 7 p.m. throughout last year. The income in taxes collected from the institution located as a gainful employer and contributor to Maple Ridge’s bottom line outweighs this expense. As for Corisa Bell sending her daughter for education does not propose a conflict of interest any more than using the hospital on district council. What I see is tea party politics, dirt and dust being kicked up for election time. Coun. Bell was one of two council people who responded to my concerns and was quite refreshing to speak with her then, and she bought the coffee, although I offered. If council was so prudent with my dollars we wouldn’t see the increase in taxes yearly,

larger amounts of local jobs obtainable through industrial tax base and urban sprawl with shortsightedness. Part of the political process is networking, attendance, and, yes, expenses. I would be upset if there was a trip to Israel, or a limo instead of a cab. It’s not like she’s thinking of work on multiple levels of governments or staying on to sway a vote. Todd Turner Maple Ridge

if she is thinking of running for mayor. This is not a good start. I voted for her in the municipal election, but no way at the moment for mayor. Perhaps I should think about running for council if private functions are included in expenses. My son could start a fundraiser in Munich, Germany, where he resides, and I could attend. Bob Kerfoot Maple Ridge

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Editor, The News: Re: Councillors at odds over gala ticket (The News, Jan. 24). While I like her feisty attitude and a breath of fresh air on another wise boring council, many who have sat in the same chairs for too many years, Coun. Corisa Bell has gone beyond the realm of reality in claiming taxpayers’ money to attend a private function. Her credibility is slipping and I would suggest she take a good hard look at herself

Editor, The News: Re: Coun. Bell considering run for mayor (The News, Jan. 15); Bell leads 2013 Maple Ridge council list of expenses (The News, Jan. 15). How interesting that your newspaper chose to run two stories on Coun. Corisa Bell, the first building her up and the next knocking her down. I tried to make sense of Page 3. Basically, I learned that Coun. Bell “might” become a candidate and run

for mayor. Then Coun. Cheryl Ashlie dissed her at the end of the article. In the next item, I found out Coun. Bell has been the biggest spender on council, attending educational conferences and seminars on a variety of topics pertaining to municipal governments. She’s a new councillor trying to educate herself on how to better serve our community. Then a council watcher dissed her at the end of the article. Wow, Coun. Bell, you just can’t catch a break. Kim Pechet Maple Ridge

Them, too Editor, The News: Re: Councillors at odds over gala ticket (The News, Jan. 24). If the ceiling for councillors’ expenses is $5,000, all well and good. If they exceed that limit, it should be paid from their own pocket. The rest of us must budget, why not them? Richard Ward Maple Ridge

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Incentive program issues more grants by Phil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter

Maple Ridge is dishing out another $90,316 in incentive grants to developers who, in return, will spend $31 million on new construction in the downtown. The money is part of the town centre incentive program, designed to kickstart building in the downtown through tax exemptions, speedier processing and outright grants. The program, approved in 2010, expired in December 2013, with the commercial component extended for a year. The grants were for

three of the latest projects, one at 11862 – 226th St., a four-storey, $4-million condo project. The grant to Falcon Homes was for $28,023. A second grant of $37,293 was given to Falcon Homes, Stacks and Decker Developments and Mainstay Holdings for a four-storey condo building at 22327 River Rd. The project is worth $8.45 million. Another grant is estimated at $23,000, but not finalized. That will go to HSH Hotel Ltd., for construction of the 125-room hotel planned for the foot of 224th Street. The construction project is valued at $18.5 million.

Under the incentive program, the district will pay up to 10 per cent of the development cost charges for residential and mixed-use projects and 25 per cent of the development cost charges for commercial projects. Discounts for building permit charges are also available. Council approved the program in 2010, allocating a total of $740,000 for the upfront incentives. As result, more than $100 million in construction projects have begun in the downtown core of Maple Ridge in the past three years. With the latest amounts approved,

$330,703 is remaining in the account allocated for incentives. Some other projects remain in the process for the program, but it’s unlikely the entire remaining amount will be used. A report by Laura Benson, corporate planning manager, says that after three years, “feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.” Benson added though that some people have said the district should not be using property tax revenue, mainly from residential sources, to support business. However, surveys have shown there’s strong support for the downtown.

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Maple Ridge council wants a proper study on the effects on traffic of building the North Lougheed Connector, to join Golden Ears Way to Lougheed Highway. That’s the response the district will send to the City of Pitt Meadows after being invited to com-

ment on Pitt Meadows’s plans for the area. The city is proposing to change the official community plan and the use for 124 acres north of Lougheed Highway and east of Harris Road to highway commercial. The city had part of the property excluded from the Agricultural Land Reserve last year.

The City of Pitt Meadows is asking Metro Vancouver to change its regional plan, allowing urban development in the area. The new road would connect to Golden Ears Way, north of the Meadow Gardens Golf Course. “That’s the exit and entrance to Maple Ridge so we want to make sure the

impact of that is known,” said Coun. Cheryl Ashlie on Tuesday. According to the city’s consultants, developing the property for commercial use, along with the business park in the South Bonson area, could change Pitt Meadows’s tax distribution and could account for 53 per cent of the tax base by 2027.


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A Maple Ridge woman accused of operating a marijuana grow operation will go to trial after a judge refused to toss out evidence she claimed RCMP obtained unlawfully. Katherine Merle Brown was arrested in April 2010 after Ridge Meadows RCMP raided a property at 28496 Bell Avenue on the suspicion that power was being stolen via a Hydro bypass. Investigation revealed that Brown was the registered owner of the property, as well as the B.C. Hydro sub-

scriber. Officers found 1,082 marijuana plants in the garage and an outbuilding. A locked safe and an envelope containing $4,560 were also seized, as were coffee cans with a large number of $20 bills, a grow chart, and a book related to indoor cultivation of marijuana. During the search, police also found a digital camera in the living room. Believing the camera might contain photos of the people who lived on the growop property, police took the camera back to the detachment to print the photos of a man and woman taken inside the house. Brown was taken into custody as she returned home. She was eventually charged with producing and

possessing marijuana, in an amount exceeding three kilograms, for the purpose of trafficking. Her lawyer, Neil Cobb, filed several applications to exclude evidence from trial. Cobb argued that the search of her home was illegal as the warrant was obtained to determine who was stealing electricity. He also claimed the information used to obtain the search warrant should have specified where the Hydro meter was and where it was going. Defence argued the “information to obtain” should not have resulted in the search warrant being issued for the “outbuildings,” on the basis that there was no evidence linking the outbuildings to the theft of electricity,

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Please be advised that BC Hydro is continuing to upgrade its electrical system along Dewdney Trunk Road – from 232nd Street 248th Street. Construction will occur on various days between January 14, 2014 and February 14, 2014. This work is weather-dependent and will need to be scheduled in accordance to weather conditions. Crews will need approximately 15 non-rain days to complete the work. The construction schedule is as follows:

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lasted for 3.5 hours, but anonymous callers said it actually lasted eight hours. McKay said the reason for limiting overtime hours is to keep the high wages of the Crown corporation being reported at the end of every fiscal year. The base salary of a linemen making $39 an hour is about $80,000, but overtime can push that to $150,000. McKay is making those points in a letter to Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett. He said past and present governments have used B.C. Hydro as a cash cow and not reinvested to upgrade infrastructure. “We’ve got a system that’s falling down around our ears.” B.C. Hydro vice-president David Lebeter says the cost of using B.C. Hydro employees compared to contractors are comparable, when overall compensation is considered. And he disagreed that private contractors take longer to respond. B.C. Hydro contracts out about 45 per cent of its distribution work and 55 per cent is done by B.C. Hydro crews. That’s remained constant over the last few years, he added. If more help is needed, then B.C. Hydro will call in contractors, he explained. Lebeter also said B.C. Hydro’s reliability is better. In fiscal 2013, the average duration of an outage was 2.17 hours, down from 2.47 hours in fiscal 2009.

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Health & Wellness Medical health officer seeks e-cigarette ban by Adrian M ac Nair Black Press

The rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes has prompted medical health officers throughout the country to call for restrictions in their usage. Fraser Health chief medical health officer Paul Van Buynder said B.C.’s chief medical health officers met recently to discuss the topic of e-cigarettes and their largely unregulated usage in public places. Nova Scotia’s health ministry has proposed to ban ecigarettes from bars and restaurants, whether the devices are loaded with nicotine or just flavours. “We’ve taken enormous efforts to stop smoking in buildings, parks, hospitals, schools and so on, and our current guidelines don’t address these,” Van Buynder said. “So, we have situations where children may feel that they can use these in a school ground.” Worse still, Van Buynder suggested non-nicotine flavoured e-cigarette vaporizers could be a gateway to smoking tobacco. He said flavoured e-cigarettes are clearly aimed at the teenage market and pose a danger to the progress made against smoking cessation. “It’s going to make children used to holding cigarettes, sucking on cigarettes,” he said. “This is a very retrograde step and a huge risk to our tobacco control programs.” Tsawwassen father Joe Braico was recently surprised to find how accessible they are to children when his 11-year-old

son bought a $10 blueberryflavoured electronic cigarette from a local retailer. The boy decided they were “pretty cool” when one of his friends bought one and decided to get one himself. The product, called eZee Cig, is a disposable electronic vaporizer replica cigarette with an advertised 600 puffs. It glows when the person inhales and then releases a realistic puff of smoke. “The concern we have, besides our child trying to emulate smoking, is the lack of morals or common sense when it comes to the sale of such items,” Braico said. The eZee Cig’s packaging says it is not a smoking cessation device, is not associated with any health claim and is not intended to be used with nicotine. Although the package states it is “intended for use by persons of legal smoking age,” it is not regulated under the Food and Drug Act by Health Canada. Ezee Cig comes in flavours of blueberry, cherry, chocolate, grape, menthol, and tobacco. E-cigarettes with nicotine delivery meant for smoking cessation are regulated under the Food and Drug Act and restricted to use for adults over the age of 19. But replica cigarettes like these remain legal for sale to minors. Van Buynder said health authorities are working to pressure the federal government to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way as other tobacco products, including vaporizers like eZee Cig. “We want to make sure that all of our tobacco legisla-

tion – whether it’s municipal or hospital-based – changes in order to make it clear that we’re not interested in having e-cigarettes, with or without nicotine or tobacco or any other form available within our sites,” he said. In 2010, Health Canada made it illegal for retailers to sell some types of flavoured tobacco in products weighing less than 1.4 grams. The federal prohibition didn’t cover menthol and the Canadian Cancer Society says producers skirted the other flavour restrictions by making cigarillos slightly larger. The society is urging B.C. to ban candy or fruit-flavoured tobacco products in a bid to protect children, citing a poll finding broad support in the province. “We are urging the B.C. government to protect children from the predatory marketing practices of the tobacco industry and the products which, through their packaging and appearance, are aggressively targeted to youth,” said cancer society’s Kathryn Seely. The group wants to ban all flavoured cigarillos, water pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco and menthol cigarettes. Seely said flavours like chocolate, peach, cherry and strawberry appeal to youth and reduce the harsh effects of cigarette smoke, making it easier for youth to experiment and become addicted. She cited a previous national youth survey that found 53 per cent of youth tobacco users in B.C. –  30,500 students – had used flavoured tobacco. – with files from Jeff Nagel

Poll finds most B.C. residents still shun flu shot by J eff Nagel Black Press

A new poll has found most B.C. residents didn’t get the flu shot this season despite a late scramble for vaccinations. The Ipsos Reid online poll found 42 per cent of respondents got a flu vaccination. That climbed to 61 per cent among those aged 55 and up, while just 29 per cent aged 18 to 34 got immunized. The poll found Metro Vancouverites were somewhat more likely to be immunized (45 per cent) and immunization rates rose in line with household income. Of those who did not get the flu shot, 57 per cent said potential side effects can cause more problems than getting the flu. Sixtyeight per cent of those who actually got the flu shot disagreed with that statement.

Fifty-nine per cent of all respondents said the benefits of the flu vaccine outweigh the risks, while 24 per cent disagreed. Ipsos Reid pollsters said access appears to be a non-issue as a large majority said it’s easy and convenient to get a flu shot if you want it. The poll of 803 B.C. residents in midJanuary is considered accurate to within 3.9 per cent. Public health officials say nearly 1.4 million B.C. residents have been vaccinated against the flu since October. The unprecedented demand has led to shortages of vaccine, although more supply is arriving this month. Health authorities had warned earlier this month that the dominant H1N1 flu virus circulating was causing severe illness and intensive care unit hospitalizations among younger patients than usual.


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The B.C. government has begun a province-wide tour to collect ideas for improving conditions for disabled people, particularly by improving their job prospects. Social Development Minister Don McRae attended the first session Monday evening in his home community of Courtenay, which drew a capacity crowd of 70 people. He plans to attend other ones in the B.C. Interior and Lower Mainland in the coming weeks. The ministry has also established a website for public comments, and one of the more frequent suggestions is for B.C. to increase its social assistance payment to disabled people. That now stands at $906 per month, including a rent subsidy. McRae said in an interview that major cost items like that will have to wait until B.C.’s economy improves. Meanwhile, efforts to increase employment are showing promise. B.C. has increased the amount of income that can be earned without reducing disability benefits from $500 to $800 a month. McRae said he wants to expand on a pilot project that allows people to earn more than that for part of the year, so they can take advantage of seasonal work. McRae, who had “social innovation” added to his title when he was appointed to the

ministry last year, said he was encouraged by a meeting with a Tim Hortons franchise owner from Ontario who now employs one out of four people with disabilities in his stores. Employees average less than a year in those jobs, but disabled employees stay an average of five McRae years, which saves substantial money on training. “It benefits the disability community, and it also helps his bottom line,” McRae said. Input from the community meetings and website comments are to be used for a policy paper that will be presented at a public forum in June. Meetings are scheduled for Prince George Tuesday and Wednesday, and in Quesnel Wednesday evening, for people registered to attend. Other meetings include Kamloops Feb. 4, Vernon Feb. 5, Kelowna Feb. 6, Richmond Feb. 11, Port Moody Feb. 12, Abbotsford Feb. 13, Cranbrook Feb. 18, Fort St. John Feb. 20, Terrace Feb. 24, Vancouver Feb. 25 (for hearing impaired people), and in Victoria Feb. 26. • The website to submit a comment online or register to attend meetings is at engage. gov.bc.ca/disabilitywhitepaper.

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B.C. environment ministry biologists are asking the public to watch and report bat sightings this winter, as they try to track a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern and central Canada and the U.S. White Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that kills bats during their winter hibernation period. It is believed to have been introduced to North America and to spread primarily through bat to bat contact. No

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Based on Robert Fulghum’s best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague— from L.A. to D.C. Thomas Haney’s drama department promises an evening of theatrical storytelling with monologues, dialogues, and multiple voice narration, enhanced with a live band playing seven original songs. Fulghum’s ability to look at life’s profound moments through the eyes of young children, speaks to core of our existence. The delightful stories feature colourful characters such as: a shy little boy who insists on playing the “pig” in his class production of Cinderella and steals the show; a man whose dream of flying carries him high over Los Angeles … in a lawn chair buoyed by surplus weather balloons; a “mother of the bride” who’s staged a perfect wedding— until the bowling ball of fate rolls down the aisle; and a modern-day Greek philosopher

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Maple Ridge Art Gallery COLOUR IMPACT with the GROUP OF NINE January 11 – February 8 Local painters explore how colour is used to tell stories.

The Comic Strippers with Gloria’s Happy Hour February 1 – 8:00 p.m. Scared-shirtless improv comedy. Adult content.

Classical Coffee Concert with Sarah Hagen and Peter Krysa February 5 – 10:00 a.m. An up close and personal music experience with coffee and treats.

Charlotte Diamond and the Hug Bug Band February 10 – 3:00 p.m. Celebrate Family Day with one of BC’s best-loved entertainers. Come early for a lantern-making workshop in The ACT lobby.

The Nylons and British Columbia Girls Choir February 14 – 8:00 p.m. Share the love this Valentine’s with the Nylons.

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Flash dance Garibaldi secondary drama students staged a series of flash mobs throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Wednesday – including one at Haney Place Mall – to promote their upcoming Monty Python musical, Feb. 18-22. Tickets available at the school by calling 604-463-6287 or at the Little Cricket Gift Gallery.

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Fundraiser on Friday at Blenz Coffee in Maple Ridge A group of musicians from Maple Ridge have banded together for a fundraiser to fill the “Community Chest.” Launched in November by the Maple Ridge Community Foundation, the “chest” offers a lifeline to  families and individuals in dire need. Darren Morrey heard about chest while performing at a fundraiser for Cythera House last week and instantly wanted more people to learn about it. He also heard Robot Mafia perform for the first time at the same fundraiser. “This is a great group of young people who have a great sound,” says Morrey. Robot Mafia plays at Blenz Coffee in Maple Ridge every Friday night and so it only made sense to recruit the alternative rock quartet to headline a second fundraiser to raise awareness about the Community Chest. Born of a tired stereotype among friends with instruments, The Robot

Mafia was founded when someone said, “Let’s start a band.” The band is Brent Webb, Tasha Leginus, Logan Kirkness, Aj Buckley and Chris Semail, a group of musician who are just as comfortable in a loud, dirty rock and roll bar as in a quiet coffee shop. The Robot Mafia channels a tasteful fusion of sounds influenced both by their blues and jazz backgrounds, and the ’90s rock and roll they were raised on. With mechanical precision, they commit what they like to call “organized chimes” and say they are hoping to profit off the “prohibition of proper music on the airwaves today.” Morrey invites people to come out for a hot coffee, listen to an eclectic selection of live music on a winter’s night and give back to the community at the same time. “It’s both a pleasure and a privilege for me to share the stage with such a great group of talented musicians,” he adds. • The fundraiser takes place Friday, Jan. 31 at Blenz Coffee, located near Extra Foods in Maple Ridge, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Lots of laughs with The Comic Strippers The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council welcomes the month of love in hysterics with a double bill featuring the Comic Strippers and Gloria’s Happy Hour. Bow ties, bare chests, and lap dances, thrills, and laughs. What more could one ask for to break out of the day-in day-out routine? Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, the Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes a fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians (Roman Danylo, Ken Lawson, Chris Casillan, Pearce Visser, Michael Teigen, and David Milchard) perform a scared shirtless improv comedy show.

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Opening for the Comic Strippers is the one and only Gloria, host of the Happy Hour featuring a tap dancing, swing dancing chorus line and the ever-so-spunky, blunt, over the hill, and probably alcoholic, Gloria. Written and produced by Kat Single-Dain, the artistic director of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Gloria shares her life through love stories from her days as a 1930s chorus girl to her B movie career and her present stint as a lounge singer .• The Comic Strippers and Gloria’s Happy Hour play the ACT Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets at theactmapleridge.org.

In the Pacific Agriculture Show Guide, the 2013 Dairy Expo open house locations were listed inadvertently, rather than those participating for 2014. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The farms participating with the 2014 Dairy Expo open house are listed below: • D & R Wall Ltd., Abbotsford • Legendairy Farm, Abbotsford • Prime Acres Ltd., Abbotsford • Vulnaho Dairy Farm, Abbotsford • P.J.V. Farms Ltd., Chilliwack • Derksen Dairy Ltd., Chilliwack • UBC Dairy Education & Research Centre, Agassiz • North Bank Dairy Farms Ltd., Dewdney For further information regarding the 2014 Dairy Expo, as well as other highlights of the upcoming Pacific Agriculture Show, visit agricultureshow.net.

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Racers qualify for B.C. Games Speed skating team has seven athletes selected by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

The complete rosters for the upcoming B.C. Winter Games were announced this week, confirming that the local speed skating club is sending a strong contingent – the Ridge Meadows Racers will have three girls and four boys to represent the Fraser Valley (Zone 3) at the Games. The B.C. Winter Games are set for Mission Feb. 20-23, and 1,800 participants have registered to take part – 1,344 athletes, 346 coaches and 156 officials from across the province. They will compete in 18 different sports. The girls from the Racers are Janie Green, Shivani Bahadur and substitute Lilah Croft. The boys – Timothy Song, Marshall Shupe, Pascal Chassay and Tahlon Flamma. The seven local skaters are all under 14, and the Games will be an important step in their evolution as competitors. “The Winter Games – to some of them, it’s the local equivalent

of the Olympics,” said club president Jacques Chassay. “It’s an important milestone.” He’s happy with the contingent from the Racers. “It’s definitely a big showing – we’ve got good representation this year,” said Chassay. Good in terms of numbers and quality, he clarified. Leading the Racers will be Green, daughter of Olympic medallist Eden Donatelli Green, who is also her coach. She will be in contention to win a gold medal. On Saturday the Matsqui Blades hosted a meet at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, which is where the Games speed skating competition will be staged. She won first place in two 400m races, and took second in the 200m pursuit. The weekend prior she won the 400m and 1,500m races at the Sardis Flyers meet. Bahadur was right behind her in the 400m in Abbotsford, and took two gold medals in Sardis. Any of the kids could medal in the unpredictable sport of short track, said Chassay. The news hits home for him – Pascal is the president’s son. “We’re happy he’s in the Games, and it’s an awesome experience.”

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Wiley Coyote Amy Lock (left) of the West Coast Auto Group FC Coyote Uglies protects the ball from a Vancouver Wildcats tackler during a fourth division gold game on Sunday at the Pitt Meadows Athletic Fields.

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Members of the Pitt Meadows Marauders enjoyed a laugh with Canadian basketball icon Steve Nash (centre) during a photo session in the Emerald Tournament at Vancouver College. It was a reunion for Pitt coach Rich Goulet, who coached the NBA all-star with Team B.C. in 1991.

With key starters on the bench nursing injuries, the Pitt Meadows Marauders senior boys’ basketball squad went 2-2 over the past week. Last Tuesday, Pitt continued to play without point guard Elijah Lapurga, and turned the ball over 39 times. Pitt, a Top10 team on the quadruple A circuit, still beat Port Moody, 73-66. Big man Graham Smith scored 32 and had 17 rebounds to lead the Marauders, while Hakeem Wewala scored 20 and pulled down 19 boards. The point guard woes continued for Pitt at the prestigious Emerald Tourney at Vancouver College on Thursday.  Pitt led the hosts for 35 minutes only to have their lead slip away, and lost 88-83 in overtime.

Smith hit a trey with 1.7 seconds to go to send the game into OT. He also scored 40 and had 20 rebounds.  Wewala had 14 points and 12 boards, and Zach Villanueva scored 11.  In the consolation round, Pitt ran into a hot SMU team. Down one point at half, Pitt could not muster the energy to overcome an SMU team that was inspired by the attendance of former alum and NBA star Steve Nash. A sick Smith was limited to only eight points in the second half before he retired from the game totally exhausted. He still finished with 31 points and eight rebounds. In the final game of the tourney,  Lapurga returned from his injury looking like his old self.  He scored 19 points, had six helpers and directed the Pitt offence to a 75-60 win over Oak Bay. Mark Ashamalla had his game of the year, leading the team with 23 points. 

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The Ridge Meadows Flames dropped to a losing record with a 4-1 loss against the Delta Ice Hawks on Friday night at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. The Flames kept

themselves within striking distance most of the way. The score was 1-0 for Delta after two periods, and midway through the third period it was still a one-goal game, 2-1. The Ice Hawks got the game-winning goal on their fourth power play and added a late insur-

ance goal. The Flames outshot them 34-28 in the losing effort. Goaltender Tyler Read had 24 saves on 28 shots. Nicholas Maydaniuk scored for the Flames, and Jake Holland had an assist. The loss drops the Flames to 16-17-2-3 on

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