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Minister to discuss school in Maple Ridge Only 12 per cent of residents attend post-secondary by Ph i l M e lnych uk staff reporter

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RCMP raided a rental house on St. Anne Avenue on Wednesday for the fourth time in two years, and arrested five people.

Rental house raided again Drugs seized at property managed by councillor by M o ni s ha M a r tin s staff reporter

A rental property in Port Haney, managed by a Maple Ridge councillor, was raided by police Wednesday for the fourth time in less than two years. Five people were arrested at the heritage house, located at 22309 St. Anne Avenue, after Ridge Meadows RCMP executed a warrant to search for illegal drugs. “It’s been hell for me,” said a man

who lives next door and is frustrated that not enough is being done by property manager Coun. Al Hogarth to address drug dealing at the property. “It’s got to stop somewhere.” No one from the District of Maple Ridge including Hogarth, Mayor Ernie Daykin or bylaw director Liz Holitzki returned a call for comment. Following the raid, police seized heroin, another undetermined substance, which could either be crack cocaine or meth, and “other items connected to drug trafficking.” Investigators released three people shortly after the raid, but drug trafficking charges are being rec-

ommended against a man and woman. Built in 1938 by Joseph Turnock, the Cape Codstyle home has been repeatedly raided by police since April 2012. Hogarth In addition to four search warrants, Ridge Meadows RCMP have had 11 calls for service to the property since then, and 10 files on people connected to the house. Drugs were seized during raids of

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the house in 2013 and 2012. With costs for a RCMP corporal at $64.59 per hour and a constable $61.36 per hour, the tally for a drug bust can total tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars. Supt. Dave Fleugel says a search warrant for a small property will use between four and six officers. And that’s just to search the property. If you tack on the costs of surveillance or a SWAT team, the costs can balloon to much more. “We are definitely concerned about that. I have instructed the supervisor of the unit to start looking at a forfeiture application,” said Fleugel.

The post-secondary task force will makes its case for a school in Maple Ridge on April 16, when Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Shirley Bond visits town with the leader of the Universities at Shady Grove. The latter is a post-secondary institute in Maryland where nine universities work together to bring programs under one roof, Coun. Bob Masse said on Facebook recently. Students there can either take courses from one institute or blend different programs. Masse says a school in Maple Ridge could take the same approach and use B.C.’s post-secondary transfer credit system.

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Annie Russell of MRSS is a well-rounded straight-A student, buyt likes math and physics best.

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Chosen as a leader of tommorrow MRSS student selected for $80,000 scholarship by Nei l Corbe tt staff reporter

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t was’t by mistake that Annie Russell has become a Loran Scholar. The Maple Ridge secondary student will receive up to $80,000 over four years for an undergraduate award that is billed as “Canada’s largest and most unconventional.” “These students have shown integrity, determination, and an entrepreneurial spirit through the breadth and depth of their extracurricular activities,” said Franca Gucciardi, executive director of the foundation. “These are traits that Canada’s future leaders need to succeed and contribute to a thriving society.” The students were selected on the basis of character, service and leadership potential through the most rigorous and personalized scholarship selection process in Canada. They also had to put up some outstanding grades, and Russell is a straight-A student. “I love a lot of different subjects,” she said. “I have a lot of fun in a lot of my classes.” Math and physics are her favourites. “It’s fun exploring calculus this year,” she said. “It’s a little bit more abstract.” Russell is getting 98 per cent in calculus, said

her teacher, Liz Williams. “She’s just a great student ... she just accepts a challenge, and it’s game on. “Annie delves into questions. She not only wants to know the formula, she wants to know how it works. She thinks a question from all angles.” English teacher Ian King thinks as much of her, as both a student, and a member of the Hope group, which organizes the 30-hour famine and other fundraisers. “I’ve rarely met anyone who is always so positive,” he said. “We love having her around. We’re going to miss her.” Russell is the kind of student who is looking forward to a rigorous academic challenge in university, and she plans to become an electrical engineer. “I’ve always wanted to get into renewable energy research,” she said. Russell has a passion for the environment, has been part of the school’s environmental group since Grade 8. Renewable energy isn’t just a new job sector, she says, it’s a new realm of human endeavor that simply has to succeed. “I think we will have to head that way.” She was one of three people from MRSS to write the scholarship application. Canadawide there were 3,500 applicants. Eventually, she was among 73 students from across Canada to be interviewed in Toronto, in February. The interviewing process was intense. Loran

scholars are intended to be future leaders. A four-member panel considered the final applications, and Russell had a 15-minute interview with each one of the panelists, then another interview with all the panel members at once. Any student who padded their application with impressive-sounding but fudged facts would be caught. For example, Russell considers herself an environmentalist, so she faced questions about the Northern Gateway Pipeline. “I said in my application that I like reading [Charles] Dickens, and they all wanted to know why that was,” she said. So, why does she enjoy the novelist most famous for A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities? One of the interviewers was an English professor from York University, so she had to know her stuff. “I told them that I love his characters. They all have their quirks, and they always come back later, as part of the plot.” Russell is a well-rounded character herself. She’s a math whiz who also enjoys Victorian novels, an environmentalist and member of the school leadership club. She also plays the fiddle, loves folk music, and writes her own songs, inspired by artists including Natalie MacMaster. And she’s an athlete – once one of the top young speedskaters in B.C., and in the 10th grade qualified for the western Canadian championships. Now she is an assistant coach in the sport, but has given up competing.

Russell has applied for admission at the University of Ottawa, the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University. All are great schools, and she is looking at the extra-curricular activities and research opportunities as important determining factors. The foundation, which she has now joined, encourages students to spread their wings, and go out of province. Loran scholarships are unique in the selection process, and also offer funding for summer internships and mentorship opportunities. Over the course of their undergraduate studies, scholars are expected to gain work experience in the private and public sectors in Canada and abroad. Staff members support the students by establishing partnerships with leading companies and organizations in Canada and abroad. For example, in 2012 one Loran scholar interned with the Canadian Consulate to Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. They can access up to $8,500 in funding for three unique summer experiences, which is part of what makes the scholarship so valuable. Russell just earned another scholarship, worth $10,000, for a French essay she wrote. With an exciting future ahead of her, Russell wanted to say a public thanks to the people at MRSS. “It’s been great to have the support I’ve had at this school,” she said. “I’ve had many teachers who have helped me a lot.”

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Former mayor packs it in, selling the farm Closes Heather Hills golf course to public by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

A former Maple Ridge mayor has given up fighting district hall and is shutting down his golf course and selling the farm it’s on. Gordy Robson, mayor from 2005 to 2008, has given up his legal battle with the district over the use of his farmland for a golf course and has closed the operation to the public and put the whole 28 acres in Webster’s Corners up for sale. Late last week, the district and Robson and his wife reached an agreement in which they agreed to close Heather Hills golf course to the public. In return, the district will drop its B.C. Supreme Court action launched in May 2013 that sought to force closure of the course and removal of all related infrastructure, including a club house, tents, golf carts, as well as food and beverage services. The civil suit was filed in May 2013 and alleged Gordon and Mary Robson were breaking the district’s zoning bylaw in operating a golf course in a rural residential area. Robson said it would have cost him another $50,000 in legal fees, on top of the $50,000 he’s already spent, to continue the battle.

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Premier Christy Clark visited former Maple Ridge mayor Gordy Robson at his Heather Hills Golf Course in September 2011. He said the property is already on the real estate market. “Listed as of this morning,” he said Monday. Robson said he’s tired of the struggle and time is catching up. “It’s just going on and on.” The property, at 25494 117th Ave., is selling for $6.3 million, including the private, nine-hole golf course, which was operated seasonally, from spring through summer, as part of the non-profit Heather Hills Farm Society. Five homes are on the property, composed of six lots. The listing says property taxes are low because of farm tax status with rev-

enue from hazelnuts, heather, eggs, seasonal vegetables and sheep. The issue started when the B.C. Assessment Authority changed the classification of his property from Class 9 to Class 8, so that the property could only operate as non-profit recreation use. But Robson successfully appealed that and got his property restored to Class 9 farm status, which allows agri-tourism. His lawyer, Jonathan Baker, said that agri-tourism is a legitimate, specified use within the Agricultural Land Reserve. Therefore, under the Farm Practices Protection

Act, any municipal bylaw which interferes with a farm’s operation is illegal. Hazel nuts, vegetables, sheep and eggs were also produced on the property, strengthening its case as a farm. “My feeling is he certainly had a valid claim,” Baker said. He pointed out the B.C. Assessment Appeal board ruled that Robson’s property was farmland, further supporting the case. “Here you have a beautiful, bucolic golf course with sheep grazing on it. It’s a fantastic place. It keeps the land from being developed. It seems to me that they’re manufacturing a problem where none existed.” Baker doesn’t know why the district launched the suit. “Groucho Marx said politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, analyzing it incorrectly and applying the wrong solutions. “This was a good example of Groucho Marxism in my opinion. This never made sense to me.” Robson doesn’t know if he’ll stay in Maple Ridge once the property sells. “We don’t know. My kids have been crying, my wife is crying. It’s pretty emotional.” Robson made his announcement early this week, which prompted a response from Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin. Daykin defeated Robson in the 2008 election. The issue is simply about operat-

ing a commercial golf course on property that is not legally zoned for that use, Daykin said in a release. “This is about requiring the Heather Hills Golf Course to comply with the same laws and requirements as any other public, commercial golf course in the district that is zoned properly …” The Robsons could have always applied for rezoning, but didn’t, he added. He said the Agricultural Land Commission hasn’t approved the golf course, “and it remains a nonfarm use.” Daykin said if the property is sold, the new owners can apply for rezoning. Robson’s business licence pertained to only the selling of heather and hazelnuts to tourists, Daykin noted. “Mr. Robson was the mayor of this community for three years and should know the rules and the process to apply for the appropriate zoning on the Heather Hills Golf Course lands,” Daykin said. “Yes, enough is enough and the mayor and council have taken a stand on Gordon and Mary Robson staying within the legal requirements that pertain to all property owners in Maple Ridge.” Daykin said later the enforcement wasn’t politically motivated and that the processes and applications involving the Agricultural Land Commission led to the delay in enforcement until 2013.

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Debate starting about future of historic Hammond District wants residents to engage on social media sites by Phil M elnyc h u k staff reporter

The public now will have its say over the future of historic Hammond as an area planning process begins next month. Hammond lies south of Lougheed Highway and west of 207th Street and was first called Port Hammond Junction in 1883. The first phase of the project will determine how the area develops and will involve gathering background information for public workshops, as well as getting details, remembrances, and photos. Social media will play a major role with submissions through Facebook, the district’s website and through a MyHammond web page and blog. The district also hopes to connect to the Hammond Neighbours Facebook group, which has 300 members. People can also comment about what they want for Hammond by email, letter, fax or telephone. The first phase also involves people submitting photos about Hammond and briefly describing how they see their home. The second phase involves an open house later this spring. “The intent of Phase 2 is to establish an ongoing community dialogue that will be largely led by the com-

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munity,” staff say in a report. People will also be able to comment on a community character photo display. A report to council is expected by fall, but it will be a year from now before council looks at a draft of the Hammond plan. “It’s going to be interesting to see how it turns out,” said Mayor Ernie Daykin. The final area plan which will be posted on the MyHammond website, followed by first reading. Staff want to use social media as much as possible to get people involved. Council had put a Hammond area plan on its to-do list after one for the Albion flats was underway. Hammond residents requested a neighbourhood plan after a proposal for a 36-unit apartment building on 206th Street came to council in January 2012. That’s already received third reading, despite requests from residents to delay it until the area plan is ready. Staff say there is strong interest in the area from developers, while Hammond Neighbours are already involved. “I want to keep the character and history of Hammond intact while still updating things for safety and re-growth,” resident Lara Cooley said on the Hammond Neighbours Facebook page. “I would love for new commercial buildings to be designed to fit with the history of Hammond.”

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“B.C. now has one of the best postsecondary transfer credit systems anywhere, making this model a great fit,” he said recently on Facebook. “We’re really looking at the Shady Grove model. That’s nine universities working together,” he added later. The immediate goal of the task force is establish a business case for a postsecondary institute to serve Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission all of which are on the task force. Kwantlen Polytechnic, SFU, Douglas College, BCIT, the B.C. Manufacturer’s Association and the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district are also part of the group. Masse said the Shady Grove model combines classroom, online, evening and weekend schedules to provide everything from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate degrees. Each of the partner universities offers its own programs and awards its own degrees. Shady Grove provides centralized on-site student, academic and administrative services. The April meeting will include a pub-

lic forum, during which people can ask questions. Should the government agree to fund such a concept, Maple Ridge council already has a possible location identified. The treed and sloped lot owned by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure just west of Kanaka Way on Lougheed Highway could be a location. It would lower costs because the government already owns the land. “We can have a facility that will fill whatever the need is there. The participation is genuine.” Masse pointed out that statistics show that fewer Maple Ridge residents attend post-secondary schools than the provincial average. The 2013 report from Fraser Health showed that of 21 per cent of B.C. residents have receives a post-secondary education. In Maple Ridge, that number is 12 per cent. “I think there’s a significant inaccessibility issue.” The forum takes place in the Arts Centre Theatre on April 16.

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Stick to the plan Council heard a proposal Monday that mixed-used marina type and residential developments should be allowed in Albion Industrial Area. It’s an exciting idea, one that’s been raised before, and promises some of the glamour of waterfront developments in big cities farther down the Fraser River. Unfortunately, it’s one that could jeopardize the District of Maple Ridge’s future and finances. Coun. Michael Morden made the proposal during discussions aimed at finding more industrial space so job-generating enterprises can move here and pay taxes and give struggling homeowners a break from constantly escalating property taxes. What Morden was proposing was a mixed-use, waterfront-quay-type development in the 240th Street area, on the south side of the Lougheed Highway, the current location of a nice chunk of industrial activity that’s already contributing to Maple Ridge’s treasury. Morden envisioned that houses, schools and shopping, even a long-desired West Coast Express station would be part of a “complete community” that would complement the planned commercial activity north of the highway, in the Albion flats. Ordinarily, presenting a dream development would only win accolades and praise for daring to dream and building the community. But this concept, during a time when the district is searching for more industrial land, is potentially a fatal distraction, a reckless and irresponsible diversion. Currently, the Albion Industrial Area – 84 acres of it between the Fraser River, Lougheed Highway and the CP Rail mainline – is the location of dozens of jobs, most paying above minimum wage, and the source of tax revenues for the district, the precise thing which Maple Ridge wants to increase to improve its finances. But if mixed use, that is housing, is allowed in the area, the end result will be a gradual departure of industry and its property taxes. The result would be the loss of a major part of Maple Ridge’s industrial tax base, likely to the benefit of Pitt Meadows and Mission, who’d be happy to take Maple Ridge’s industry. In return, Maple Ridge would get another costlyto-service suburb, located in a flood-prone area, that doesn’t raise in property taxes what it consumes in services. And with a marina-type development there, would the Canadian Overseas Group continue with its larger plan to build a waterfront development near 224th Street and the Port Haney Wharf, part of the downtown? Staff have clearly advised that if such development occurs in the Albion Industrial Area, that the downtown would be polarized, a polite word for killing the town centre. Sometimes, it’s just easier to stick to the plan, the official community plan and the downtown plan, and not waste council and staff energies with ideas that totally contradict the point of the exercise – to find new industrial space for Maple Ridge. – The News

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he many damning reports from Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to the B.C. legislature on the issue of child abuse prove that some things never change. Turpel-Lafond is the Representative for Children and Youth for British Columbia. She is not an employ- Sidewinder ee of any government Sandy Macdougall ministry, but reports independently to the legislature. She has never shied away from carrying out her duties in an intelligent and forthright manner. I have never met her, but I sense an intelligent, tough, dedicated and knowledgeable person and we are lucky to have her in her current post. Without her, there might not even be a glimmer of hope that there can ever be an end to several decades of ongoing provincial government systemic incompetence in dealing with child abuse. Turpel-Lafond has investigated and reported on many child abuse cases and the deaths of several children who were wards of the province or various aboriginal agencies. Her findings have usually outlined what she sees as serious shortcomings in the protection of children who are wards of the various systems. In the mid 1980s, I won an award for a series I wrote on adoption procedures and foster homes in British Columbia. The

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several cases I investigated led me to the conclusion that many of the people who were then in power and in a position to effect significant changes simply didn’t really care. It appears that nothing much has changed except the letterheads of the various ministries who have overlapping jurisdictions in child abuse and foster home issues. Although it was many years ago, during my investigation I found one of the major obstacles to initiating any positive change was the ongoing and constant turf wars between competing ministries and agencies that pervaded the system. That multi-jurisdictional mess continues to place young lives in jeopardy. It involves aboriginal groups, and various federal and provincial ministries., In short, the bureaucrats have shown through their lack of effective action that they couldn’t care less, As a result, needless child abuse and deaths continue unabated. In one of her latest reports, TurpelLafond referred to a case where provincial child care workers investigating a report of child abuse would not enter a native reserve because they were told they weren’t welcome. They subsequently turned around at the entrance to the reserve and left without taking any action. Some time later, the 11-year old child in question was Tasered by police in an incident where the child apparently raged out of control. Turpel-Lafond’s review of the background details revealed that there had

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been 30 separate occasions over the years when the ineffective or total lack of action of provincial child care workers resulted in needless chaos and continuing abuse for the child. She has also reviewed other cases where such bureaucratic failure has led to tragic deaths. In one report to the legislature, TurpelLafond stated that, over a 12-year period, the province had spent $66 million to supposedly improve the system dealing with child abuse and other related matters, but she could not find a single instance where anything had actually improved over that period of time. She concluded that talk had triumphed over action in the failing system of child protection in British Columbia. It would be easy to conclude that the blame for the systemic failure of the province to protect children from unthinkable abuses could be fairly dumped in the lap of Christy Clark’s Liberals, but the terrible wrongs have continued unabated throughout several administrations, including Gordon Campbell, Glen Clark and Mike Harcourt. There is no point in expecting our local MLAs, Doug Bing and Marc Dalton, to do anything constructive about the government’s abandonment of its responsibilities for the protection of children. They’re both too busy waving flags on the Christy Clark bandwagon as it rolls along the paths of ignorance. Sandy Macdougall is a retired journalist and former district councillor.

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THE NEWS/letters Watch out crossing Dewdney at 223rd Editor, The News: After walking the downtown core for 14 years, I must say that I appreciate all the walk signals that have gone up to protect us, especially the one on 224th Street, where it gives us seniors, who are admittedly slow, time to get across. However, I must point out one failure – the intersection of 223rd Street and Dewdney Trunk Road, between the bargain store and paint shop. I used to use it, but never again. The last time, going north to south, I was nearing the middle and a car travelling east had no idea I was there. I actually pushed the walker out in front of me and he came to a skidding stop. My son, who is visiting us, was almost hit the other day and would have been if he did not have the foresight to jump back. Be aware, people, this is a dangerous one, especially in rush hour. I really think it is time that we put in a pedestrian operated signal there. And don’t forget, it takes some of us longer to cross that distance. Bob Kerfoot Maple Ridge

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Just really tired of teachers Editor, The News: Re: Time for teachers to avoid psychological labelling (Letters, March 5). Well said, Anne Rostvig. I, too, am tired of the labelling of children. Moreover, the parents who wear their child’s label as a badge, as if to say it’s not their fault. Yes, yes, yes, there are children who do have special needs and they do need the extra help. Also, from the responses I have heard when I have asked teachers-to-be why they want to teach – I have hard first and foremost ‘you get the summers off

and two weeks in the spring.’ So, it would make sense that teachers would prefer a drugged and passive classroom until their next days off come – which are seemingly more and more and more. Suffice it to say, I am tired of hearing about teachers, how hard they work, how little they get paid, how big their classes are. Go get a different job then. Then there’s the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association – like I said, I am truly tired of anything regarding teachers. S. Shea Maple Ridge

online comments Relationship advice J. Craig Ruthven · works at Burnaby School District: Re: Time for teachers to avoid psychological labelling (Letters, March 5). Some very insightful points. However, I am having difficulty getting around one seeming contradiction: students need individual attention, yet teachers need not quibble over class size. Might not a teacher know a thing or two about the relationship between the two?

No small amounts for scrap metal recyclers Editor, The News: Re: Scrap metal recycler may be forced to move (The News, March 5). I fully support businesses in Maple Ridge. I am a business owner.   A while ago, I had a three-inch piece of copper ground wire cut off my building.   The thief got $1 and I got a $450 bill. I know of others who have lost a lot more.   I support these businesses. I do not support a scrap metal dealer

who can not afford to follow regulations to monitor sellers. If he can not afford  to run a business with that added cost, then he should close down.  

“Regulations should be tighter, not less.” Regulations should be tighter, not less. For instance, scrap metal buyers should

not be allowed to buy small amounts of scrap metal or any from private citizens who have not been carefully checked up on. If you want to dispose of small amounts of metal, the recycling centre takes it for free – so thieves will not go there.   Donated metal to recycling   supports the recycling workers.   So closing down may cost some jobs, but gain jobs elsewhere.   Dan Banov Maple Ridge

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Teachers took a strike vote this week, and the local union expected the result to be overwhelmingly in favour of job action. The official results were expected to be announced Thursday by 9:30 p.m. “I’m anticipating a resounding ‘yes’ vote,” said George Serra, president of the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association, estimating that locally the strike vote will be more than 90 per cent. “It’s always pretty strong.” He clarified there will not be dramatic action immediately. A

full-fledged walkout by teachers is not permitted under essential services legislation in B.C. “We have to call it a strike vote,” said Serra. “It’s an organized job action during bargaining.” He said job action by the BCTF generally escalates, and pointed out that the 2011 withdrawal of extra-curricular activities was preceded by other job action. First, teachers withdrew playground supervision and meetings with school administrators. The BCTF pledged in announcing the strike vote that any initial action will not include immediate school closures or disruption for students, will not stop teachers from participating in extra-curricular activities, and will not affect report cards or communication with parents.

Escalation of job action will depend on progress in negotiations. Anecdotal experiences lead Serra to believe there is more public support for teachers this time around. “The added piece, that has made people really look twice at our issues, is the court case.” Having a supreme court judge “clearly outline” that he government agenda during bargaining was to push teachers into job action is damning for the government, he said. The judge made those remarks in ruling that provincial legislation limiting teachers’ bargaining rights on class size and composition is unconstitutional. The teachers say they are taking a strike vote over a lack of progress in negotiations. Gov-

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ernment is asking for a 10-year deal with two years offering no salary increase, one per cent or less for the next four years, followed by four years with increases based on a complex indexing plan. Education Minister Peter Fassbender says teachers should stay at the table and negotiate a settlement, and called the strike vote provocative. The B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils has pleaded for calm. “This is particularly important as the province moves forward with important changes to curriculum, assessment and the graduation program,” said BCCPAC president Terry Berting. Once a strike vote is taken, the union has 90 days to activate it with job action.

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Pitt Meadows council got an earful during question period Tuesday from a resident concerned about wage increases. Bill Wild asked council members what they were going to do to put a stop to the annual hikes as wages have gone up 50 per cent since 2008. Wild was particularly concerned about a formula that saw council salaries increase by seven per cent last year. Seven per cent is excessive from a citizen’s point of view, said Wild. “I’m not to concerned with how much you make – I think it’s fair. It’s to do with the seven per cent. We have to

do something so that next year we don’t end up with another seven per cent because Port Moody got 29 per cent.” Council, however, is growing increasingly tired of fielding questions about salaries. Council can chooses not to answer that question, said Mayor Deb Walters in response to Wild’s query. “This is an older topic. We have discussed this in the past.” Walters explained the wage increase was due to a bylaw created by an independent committee of citizens in 2008. As per the Council Indemnity Bylaw, created by a committee of residents in 2008, council salaries are reviewed on Jan. 1 each year. The mayor’s salary is then adjusted to 75 per cent of the published median salary of all Metro Vancouver mayors for the preceding

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From rather ordinary to rather extraordinary Tampa, Florida – Being the best at something is an achievement, and doing it repeatedly is impressive. The Honda Civic’s 16-year streak as the best selling passenger car in Canada is nothing short of astounding. For the introduction the 2014 Civic, Honda chose usually sunny and hot Tampa, to introduce their latest update. It was sunny but anything from hot, with overnight temperatures near freezing. Honda has been improving the Civic continuously since the 7th generation model was introduced as a 2012 model. Last year, for 2013, they updated the styling, handling and interior of the 2013 model and now for 2014 they are at it again. Looks The styling focus for 2014 is on the coupe. Roughly 15 per cent of all Civics are sold as a coupe, the most dominant player in the small coupe market. Last year, this sedan received updates to the front and rear styling to help make it look more upscale and sophisticated, and this year the coupe gets a similar update to the front and back, but the changes are meant to provide a sportier look with a bit more aggression. The most aggressive version of both

the sedan and coupe is the SI model that gets an even more forceful grille and front bumper design plus a rear spoiler and lower air diffuser. Wheel sizes have also changed with the regular coupe receiving 16-inch wheels, up from 15-inches, and the SI now bumps the size from 17-inches to 18-inches.

addition, the front seats are very supportive and the steering wheel is low and small for a racy feel. What is new for both the sedan and this coupe is the introduction of Display Audio system that is available From fuel on the EX and Touring economy to reliability, models. This is a large iPad-like touch-screen resale value, cost design that lets the driver of ownership and access many functions Inside sportiness the 2014 from the radio to apps One of the reasons that Honda Civic is a good that piggyback off your the Civic is the best iPhone. (No Android apps selling car in Canada is choice yet but they are working the practical, yet sporty Zack Spencer on this.) This taps into the interior in both the sedan power of your phone, in and coupe. Many people, the big screen, with full including me, didn’t integration. I liked the speed and funcinitially like the split dash with the tion of the design but really missed a speedometer on the top and the tarotary dial to adjust the volume over a chometer on the bottom, but over time touch screen volume design. Yes, there this design has proven to be a winner. is a volume control on the steering I was wrong. The split design now wheel but one next to the radio would incorporates more information to see complete the package. without having to take your eyes off the road. The trip computer and other Drive functions like radio station information Honda has made one small change are just below the front window. In and one big change to help with fuel

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in the gear ratio that helps mimic a conventional automatic design. In addition, there is a sport mode and paddle shifters on the steering wheel to help liven things up. Honda has done a first rate job here and their efforts have been rewarded with a six per cent improvement in city fuel economy and an overall drop from 6.2L/100km combined to 6.0L, something very hard to do with such a small car. The driving dynamics of the Civic has always been very good due to a fully independent suspension and willing engine. The 143hp is a nice match for this car and the CVT is a great complement. The 5-speed manual is a blast to drive but it could use a 6th gear on the highway, as the high-revving engine can get noisy. The steering is crisp and the car overall instills a high level of confidence. Verdict Honda admits that their Civic might not be the top choice in every reason to buy a compact car but they are near the top in all categories. From fuel economy to reliability, resale value, cost of ownership and sportiness this car is a good choice. The many improvements made to the car over the past three-model-years, has taken the Civic from rather ordinary to rather extraordinary. They know how to make a good, solid, reliable car and for 2014t hings just got a little bit more interesting. The Lowdown Power: 1.8L 4-cylinder with 143hp or 2.4L with 205hp Fill-up: 6.7L/5.0L/100km (city/highway) Sticker price: $15,690-$26,655 zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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hood and fender design. The western-themed 1794 Edition commemorates the founding year of a Texas ranch where the Tundra plant is situated. This interior is covered with saddle-tan brown leather seats and rich maple-wood-grain panels throughout. It is powered by a 4.6 l or a 5.7 l engine. Can it compete with the big boys? This is the year to see. • The 2014 Toyota Tacoma has continued to increase popularity and is a very agile four-wheeler. The double cab gives plenty of room for all your buddies and the 4.0 l V6 engine can get you to your favorite fishing hole and back. With the addition of some modern day technology such as backup camera, heated seats, six airbags, and a power invertor, this truck has everything I am looking for in a pickup. ian.harwood@ drivewaybc.ca

Please join the

Community Literacy Committee (CLC) for our

Annual Strategic Planning Session When? Thursday, March 13 at 1 – 3 PM Where? Learning Room,CEED Centre 11739 223rd St, Maple Ridge, BC Why?

Help guide the work the CLC does by sharing your ideas, thoughts, and observations.

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The CLC is a community planning committee. Everyone welcome.

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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel are among Ian Harwood’s favourite trucks.

Confessions of a Curber It happened just after the last flood. TThe winter beat records for snowfall, and serious springtime saw seriou flooding. Basements filled, streets were running with water, and cars were left to float and sink. One day, I walked past a junk yard and saw, what I thought, was a relatively r normal car. 

the vehicle could get a person from A to B. Suddenly, I had an idea. Since the car looked fine on the outside, no one had to know its real history. I was a genius. After a night in the garage with a heater and a little scrubbing, I posted an ad on Craigslist: “2004 black Toyota Corolla for sale. No longer need, bought new car. No room in garage – need to sell ASAP!!! Few scratches, otherwise in great condition. Call cell and we’ll talk price.” Thirty minutes later I got a call from a sixteen-year old kid – a little younger than my son. We decided to meet at the local mall at about 6:00. I wonder if his parents knew what he was up to. I arrived at 6:20, telling him I was in a great rush as I had to pick my son up from soccer practice. Turns out he played, too. After some soccer gossip, we got down to business. I knew that a kid his age just wanted a ride to show off to his friends, so we spent little time on the details. I told him the car was in perfect condition and was never in any accidents. “No problems as far as I know,” I said.  The kid was sold. He trusted me. I never gave him my full name, and he never gave me his.  He gave me the cash, I gave him the car. All was good. I was on my way. A few days later, I saw a TV program that talked about flood damaged vehicles.  Apparently, flooding can damage the computer systems, which control things like the brakes and steering. And flood vehicles can’t be registered or insured. Who knew?  My mind immediately went to the kid I sold the vehicle to. I felt a twinge of guilt. Then my eyes darted to my stash of cash. Two weeks later, I had another car up for sale.  Stay tuned!

I still rremember my first rs time. It was so easy. eas So thrilling.  And I walked away with a couple of thousand thousa bucks in my pocket. Not bad for pocket a few hours’ hou work.  What’s it doing here? he I thought. Apart from a couple coup of scratches on the outside ou and some moist seats, sea the vehicle seemed roadworthy.  road I immediately asked about the car. I was told that th it was found full of flflood ood w water.  Its previous owner wanted nothing to do with it.  I bought the car for fo a couple hundred dollars.  do I didn’t even have to register it in my name. n Originally, I had no n intention of doing what I did. I wanted to sell the car for parts. But, the engine still worked worke and

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Going topless for under $30,000 Then again, maybe not. Dreaming about the days when we don’t need to crank the heat to full blast in the house, or bundle up to go outside to shovel snow are warming thoughts. And so is the thought of open-air driving. Here are five convertibles under $30K that might help beat the winter blahs and

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The Mazda MX5’s manual vinyl top takes only a few seconds to drop down, allowing its driver and passenger to experience a completely new world of topless driving.

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The latest generation of German convertible is better than ever. Boasting more trunk room (now rated at 201L as opposed to 141L) than the previous two generations, a more “masculine” look and better driving dynamics. There are two engines to choose from: a 1.8L, 4-cylidner that produces 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.0L, 4-cylinder turbocharged (TSI) model with 200 horsepower with the manual transmission (but 210hp with the optional automatic DSG) and 207 lb-ft of torque. • Mazda MX-5 – $29,250. Given the title of the world’s most popular 2-seat sports car, it’s not hard to see why. The front engine, rear-wheel drive Mazda MX-5 is a blast to drive. Ask anyone who has captained it. Whether taking it out for a spin on the road or the track, this tiny two-door has nothing but good times woven into its sheet metal. The Mazda MX-5’s manual vinyl top takes only a few

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One a concrete be on the road with the exit to the parking lot of them is only barrier would cars than on the path, at the Alouette Animal about half provide a much which actually makes Hospital and the daycare the width of better sense of them feel less safe. operation next door. the path. This Cycling perceived and One of the main conAnother thing HUB problem was actual safety. Jackie Chow cerns was that the path is asked for was signs, rather inelNevertheless, bi-directional. If you inalerting drivers exiting egantly ‘solved’ there’s no doubt stall a bi-directional path the driveways to cyclists by installing reflective that the path is a big – with relatively little coming from both direc- posts, so that cyclists improvement to what we traffic – along a highway tions. I noticed that signs won’t crash into or off had before. with a massive amount were placed at a number the curb. It’s one of the first of car and truck traffic, of driveways, telling drivSome of the push butexamples in Maple Ridge there may be some prob- ers to yield to cyclists. tons for the pedestrian of separated infrastruclems. Especially if the No warning though to lights have been oddly ture specifically designed path is interspersed with expect cyclists to also placed. I still haven’t to make vulnerable road driveways, where cars come from the right. figured out the best way users such as cyclists entering and exiting have Interestingly, at at the north-east side of safer, and it’s an example to cross the path. And in the Alouette Animal the Laity St. intersection that we should learn particular when drivers Hospital some signs to maneuver between all from. exiting the driveways were installed, alerting the obstacles (concrete Designing infrastruchave to try and merge cyclists and pedestrians barriers, lamp posts, ture is not an exact into an unending stream to the crossing– which electrical box) to posiscience. Every traffic of fast moving cars. is obvious to them even tion myself so that I can situation is unique and First of all, since drivers without the signs – and push the button. needs its own solution. don’t expect relatively warning signs to “only On the northwest side, Input and feedback fast moving bikes to cross when safe.” it works best for me to from those who use the come from the right, But no signs were inride a circle around the infrastructure is useful, they won’t be looking out stalled for drivers exiting lamp post to reach the to help avoid design for them. 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GVHBA taking the stress out of buying a new home By Kerry Vital

Buying a home, especially if it’s for the first time, can be an extremely stressful experience. There are many decisions that need to be made, and roadblocks can easily appear. The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association is aiming to help first-time home buyers with their 20th Annual Seminar for First-Time Home Buyers. Taking place on March 11 at the Bell Performing Arts

Centre in Surrey, this year’s event aims to demystify the buying process. “With interest rates still incredibly low and builders offering many new-home product choices, this is a great time for first-time buyers to consider taking that critical first step onto the property ladder,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. “Real estate continues to be a hot topic in Metro Vancouver, and (the) GVHBA is at the forefront of connecting the residential construction industry with consumers. Seminar attendance is

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expected to be as many, or greater than, the 750 people who attending last year’s event.” Among the speakers this year are Robyn Adamache, senior market analyst at the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp., Bill Macklem, president of Dominion Macklem Mortgages and Sandra Wyant, president-elect of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, among many others. The topics will include legal considerations, mortgages and warranties, along with several others. “This is a one-stop information shop for first-time home buyers, so anyone considering buying a home should come to this free seminar,” says de Wit. The exhibit area featuring new-home builders and homerelated products and services will be open between 6 and 7 p.m., while the seminar will take place between 7 and 9 p.m. The seminar is free, though attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.gvhba. org or call 778-565-4288.

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Bluetree Homes is rising to the top with Citadel Heights, its popular single-family community in Port Coquitlam that offers not only beautiful, move-in ready homes but an established mature neighbourhood and convenient access to the rest of the

Lower Mainland as well. Bluetree comes from noted builder ParkLane Homes with a well-established reputation for building quality, and this tradition continues at Citadel Heights. “Citadel is quite a hidden gem,” says sales manager Dana de Boer. “Homeowners get views of the Fraser River and Mount Baker, and that view factor has been a huge draw.” Over 50 per cent of the 29 homes at Citadel Heights have already been sold. Part of the appeal is the spacious four- and five-bedroom floorplans, ranging from 2,800 to 3,577 square feet. “All of our homes include a fully finished basement, which is something that people enjoy,” says de Boer. “You can choose a fully contained suite for in-laws, returning children

or simply as a mortgage helper.” There’s plenty of curb appeal at Citadel Heights due to the Craftsman-style architecture and gorgeous landscaping. Every home has its own private yard as well as a spacious front porch, deck and patio. Engineered hardwood is included throughout the main floor, with lush carpeting on the upper floor. A gas fireplace in the living room with its contemporary quartz composite stone surround and custom-designed mantel is sure to be a showpiece, or just the perfect place to relax. Three different designer colour schemes are available, giving you a chance to personalize your home to suit your tastes. The kitchen holds everything an aspiring chef needs, from stainless-steel appliances to

shaker-style cabinetry to quartz composite stone countertops and a kitchen island. A ceramic tile backsplash complements the countertops. The spa-inspired bathrooms feature hand-set porcelain tile flooring and quartz composite stone countertops. The ensuite holds an acrylic tub and shower with decorative ceramic and glass accent tile, while the main bath features an acrylic alcove tub with ceramic tile surround. The cabinetry depends on the colour scheme chosen for the home, with a choice of either contemporary flat-panel or elegant shaker-style. The location is also a big draw. Citadel Heights is perfectly situated, with shopping, dining, transit, schools and recreation very close by. You’ll also have easy access to the rest of the Lower Mainland via Lougheed Highway or Highway 1, giving you the best of both worlds: a quiet neighbourhood within easy reach of every amenity you can imagine. “It’s very convenient for commuters,” says de Boer. “Or really, for anyone who needs to go places.” A large variety of floorplans are still available, starting at $789,900. For more information, check out www.bluetreehomes. ca/citadel, call 604-468-2169 or visit the sales centre at 2195 Nova Scotia Ave., Port Coquitlam, open daily (except Friday) between noon and 5 p.m.


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And nothing says spring like yard work and landscape renovations. If you love your home, and you haven’t already done the deed, chances are you’re already thinking about how you’re going to transform your yard into your personal paradise this spring and summer. And if you’re a typical homeowner, you probably don’t have nearly enough money to do everything you’d like to do, or enough time to accomplish it all. Which is why Sherilyn Gale and Rob Turner of Beneath Your Feat Landscaping suggest the best way to begin transforming your yard is to develop a plan. Naturally, there are as many ways to develop the perfect plan as there are people, and your personal paradise is not going to end up looking anything like your neighbour’s or best friend’s. It’s all about personal taste, say Gale and Turner. Even if you’re on a budget, you can achieve wonders, if you put your mind to it. The award-winning landscaping team says a good plan starts with a dream. Do you envision a party zone or a personal oasis? Is it about food production or a place for the kids to play? Did you take a trip somewhere and marvel at the gardens you saw? “Perhaps you wish to include a design such as a Japanese garden, or as many customers we have built for want, a garden that emulates the Whistler theme – natural rocks, boulders and native plantings that are drought tolerant. It could include an actual waterfall and stream, or even a dry river bed,” says Gale. One of the advantages of creating a plan, says Turner, is that it allows you to do the necessary projects over time. This is particularly helpful for those who can only devote so much time each year, or those whose budget only stretches so far. “If you’re on a budget, a good plan will allow you to concentrate on specific, smaller projects

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that can be completed independently of the other projects, which means they can be put to use right away, and don’t rely on the other components to make the yard functional or beautiful,” he says. “Build in stages and you’ll be amazed at how much gets accomplished.” More and more people are making good use of all their space, says Gale. This is particularly true of those with smaller yards. “A simple court yard entrance that includes a bench with small privacy hedges and possibly even a fountain is a garden,” says Gale. “It provides both functionality as well as curb appeal, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot in time or money.” Raised garden beds are another way to landscape your yard simply and efficiently. They

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into what you want from your yard. But with so many families opting for “staycations,” it just makes sense to turn one’s yard into something more than a patch of grass and a few shrubs. “You pay an awful lot of money for a home these days,” he says, “and you deserve to have every corner of the property pay you back.” Gale notes that a properly executed landscape plan could add upwards of 10 per cent to the value of a property. So if you want more from your property this year, consider creating a landscaping plan that will add immeasurably to your enjoyment of your home. Robert Prince is a freelance writer who lives in Maple Ridge.

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Fraserview Village Deluxe 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo in Port Coquitlam ready to move into now. This unique 2 bdrm adult 55+ unit Ideal location close to downtown is great for a retired couple/single. Port Coquitlam and transit. Features Den + bdrm on second level overlooks include high-end crown mouldings, living/dining area. Master bdrm & full laminate flooring and rock surround bath on main floor. fireplace. These great homes can be seen Call Al Hogarth 604-467-9300 with Al Hogarth

Another Quality Home by:

ffinity Homes & Design Inc. Can Accommodate: RV Parking • Detached Garage Carriage Home • Granite • Hardwood Covered Deck and Crown Mouldings Starting at:

Lot 1 - 7,241 sq/ft. Lot 2 - 8,927 sq/ft. Lot 3 - 7,098 sq/ft.

599,000.00

$

Terry Passley 604-230-2625

TRI-TEL REALTY


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We Never Stop Moving

www.coldwellbankermapleridge.com 22519 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge

TRI-TEL REALTY

604-467-9300

TRI-TEL REALTY

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Salutes Our MLS Medallion Members Top 10% of the Industry Ralph Telep

Terry Passley

38Years Life Member

20 Years Life Member

David Telep

Medallion Team Member The Ralph Telep Team

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Al Hogarth

11 Years Gold Master Member

15 Years Diamond Master Member

Julie Wagner 10 Years Gold Master Member

Vicki Cunningham

Don Schmidt

Medallion Team Member The Ralph Telep Team

20 Years Life Member

Jamie Luttmer 4 Years Medallion Member

Angela Stewart 3 Years Medallion Member

Marshell Forster 1 Year Medallion Member

Sue Galway 5 Years Master Member

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Our Award Winning Coldwell Banker Tri-Tel Realty Team

Anny An

Danette Ball

Kevin Brack

Tammy Gaskell

Ted Hedrick

Al Hogarth

Terry Passley

Stan Pavlov

Anna Poppleton

Mario Casoria

Deb Hogarth

Unlicensed Assistant

Don Schmidt

Randy Cooke Vicki Cunningham

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ONE PERCENT –REALTY–

JOHN CARLSON 604-612-0080

john@johnnyonepercent.com www.johnnyonepercent.com

DAVID MAITRE 604-340-9809

davidmaitre@shaw.ca www.davidmaitre.com

2013

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: How do your fees work? A: We charge a flat fee of $6950 + GST for anything that sells under $600,000, and a rate of 1% of the sale price + $950 + GST for anything that sells over $600,000. Q: How can you provide the same services but charge less? A: We work on volume. So many people want us to sell their homes that we can make a good living without charging a lot. It doesn’t take any more work to sell a $600,000 home than to sell a $300,000 home, so why should you pay so much more? Q: If I pay less, will I settle for less service and get less money? A: Definitely not. You’ll get the same level of services and the same results you’d expect to receive at other brokerages. Full MLS®, REALTOR.ca, professional photos, open houses, all documentation, negotiations, and an experienced agent. Q: Will other REALTORS® show my home if I list with One Percent Realty? A: Absolutely, yes. Statistically, One Percent Realty is similar to other brokerages -- Approximately 7080% ** of our listings annually are sold by agents from other brokerages (and we can prove it). Buyers don’t care who is listing your property; buyers only care if your property is right for them. So, our properties are shown or sold by other agents every day of the year. Give us a call to hear the straight facts!

2013

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 PM

513,900

579,900

$

VICTORIAN HERITAGE HOUSE 10028 240 St., Maple Ridge

MUST SEE!!! Unbelievable & unique with turret master bedroom, wrap-around porch and amazing $60k+” interior transformation”. It sparkles like jewelry! Detached studio garage w/220 power. Call John

MLS#V1050738

459,900

$

BRICK FACE & GREENBELT BEHIND 23125 121 A Ave., Maple Ridge

Meticulously maintained top to bottom! Reno’d kitchen w/access to huge covered deck & greenbelt views. You will love every inch, and location is fantastic! This hot new listing is like fresh bread out of the oven. Won’t last! Call John

MLS#V1045697

$

384,900

ENERGY EFFICIENT RANCHER 12164 Cherrywood Dr., Maple Ridge

Newer roof, gutters, furnace, windows & insulation - plus Energuide efficiency rating! Perfect downsizing option- Quiet established location is superb. Fenced yard w/ covered patio, 2x garage, updated inside. Just move in! Call John

$

NEW LISTING IN BALSAM CREEK 23315 133 Ave., Maple Ridge

Fully finished 3 level on 6157 sqft corner lot just a skip away from Maple Ridge Park! Great room plan w/ vault ceiling + 4 beds up. Soundproofed bsmt has easy access 2 bed suite w/ separate laundry. Originals owners say sell! Call John

MLS #V1048691

259,900

$

VACANT - MOTIVATED SELLER #24 20630 118 Ave Maple Ridge

BRING ALL OFFERS! End unit with extra windows & best location in the complex offers 2 bdrms + large open den, fenced yard & lots more. Immediate possession offered and move in ready! Health forces sale. Call John

MLS#V1049214

$

434,900

“X” MARKS THE SPOT 23080 Eagle Ave., Maple Ridge

This HOT NEW LISTING is a TREASURE! Hard to find level entry w/ ground floor main living area & easy access to AWESOME BACK YARD w/ South exposure. Attractive classic layout w/ 3 beds up. New roof, 2x garage. Prime location. Call John

MLS#F1401816

179,000

$

#218 33280 E Bourquin Cr., Abbotsford

Gorgeous 2 bdrm, 2 bath unit in Emerald Springs, well-maintained 35+ building short walk to shopping, transit and Mill Lake! Updates include laminate & vinyl flooring, new appli’s, fixtures & vanity. Great building w/exercise rm and work shop. 1 parking and 1 storage locker. Call Dave

MLS# V1048309

234,900

$

#36-21960 River Rd, Maple Ridge

Spacious end unit townhome over 1100 sqft, with 3 bdrm and 2.5 bath, in well maintained Foxborough Hills. Large living room with gas fireplace, laminate flooring, stainless appliances, eating bar, remodelled cabinets & countertops. 2 parking stalls! Call Dave

MLS# F1404411

404,900

$

8064 D’Herbomez, Mission

2 storey bsmt home in College Heights, with open layout!! Total of 3500 sqft, with unfinished bsmt! Huge maple kitchen, fantastic family rm with 17’ vaulted ceilings, and large formal sitting rm. 4 bdrms up, with large master suite. Private backyard adjacent to green space! Call Dave

MLS#F1402917

267,900

$

#412-32729 Garibaldi Dr, Abbotsford

East facing 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath PENTHOUSE unit of almost 1200 sq.ft. with all the BELLS & whistles & Mt Baker view! Gorgeous finishing with beautiful H/W flooring, 2” GRANITE counters, tall SHAKER cabinets, STAINLESS appliances, F/P w/STONE facade...the list goes on! Call Dave

MLS# V1034263

379,000

$

20240 Hampton St, Maple Ridge

Great price, great value! Newer home on big, 7200 sqft lot, with loads of potential! Approx. 2200 sqft, includes a great layout on the main floor and bright, South facing kitchen and nook. Unfinished bsmt w/separate entrance awaiting your ideas. Westside location! Call Dave

MLS# V1039272

499,900

$

19821 N Wildwood Cr, Pitt Meadows

WILDWOOD PARK 3 level split on 9148 sqft lot backing onto GREENSPACE! 4 bdrms, 3 baths & almost 2000 sqft, vaulted ceilings & WOOD f/p, RENO’D kitchen w/shaker cabinets, GRANITE counters, and STAINLESS appliances. RENO’D bathrms, Large 20x12 WORKSHOP. Call Dave

** Based on One percent Realty Accounting statistics

SOME OF OUR RECENT SALES 92-41168 Lougheed Hwy, Mission 608-1750 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford 303-2678 Dixon St, Port Coquitlam 22180 122nd Ave, Maple Ridge 11668 Ritchie Ave, Maple Ridge 7807 Hurd St, Mission 32-13795 102nd Ave, Surrey 71-1211- 75A Ave, Surrey 7-11580 Burnett St, Maple Ridge 12-18951 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows 8064 Waxberry Cr, Mission 39-11737 236th St, Maple Ridge 122-33751 7th Ave, Mission 21084 122nd Ave, Maple Ridge 3-1195 Falcon Dr, Coquitlam 11386 Harrison St, Maple Ridge 8177 Barnett St, Mission 12230 Gee St, Maple Ridge 23028 126th Ave, Maple Ridge 22967 126th Ave, Maple Ridge 33091 Hawthorne Ave, Mission 11463 Latvalla Ln, Maple Ridge 33033 Hawthorne Ave, Mission 12141 231st St, Maple Ridge 23713 Rock Ridge Dr, Maple Ridge 23863 113th Ave, Maple Ridge 1270 Oxford St, Coquitlam 12295 Bonson Rd, Pitt Meadows 12232 261st St, Maple RidgE 21584 122 Ave Maple Ridge

MLS#F1404591

559,900

$

PARK BESIDE- GREENBELT BEHIND 8431 Bailey Place, Mission

NEW LISTING- Custom built 2 storey + full bsmt on one of the best lots in a fantastic newer neighborhood! 3800 sqft of quality finishing throughout. Lush greenery views through large windows. 2 bed suite down. De-Luxe! Call John

MLS#V1047795

$

269,900

HITS ALL TARGETS #9 23151 Haney Bypass, Maple Ridge

Yes, it’s all there- Large plan with vaulted living room, + separate kitchen, nook, dining & family room areas. DOUBLE GARAGE, fenced yard, new roofs 2008 and low maint fees! Very affordable. Secure kids/pets friendly complex. Call John

MLS#V1039635

209,900

$

GROUND LEVEL NEAR HOFFMAN PARK #112 12155 191B St., Pitt Meadows

Edgepark Manor! One bedroom + large open den with no stairs whatsoever. Easy wheelchair access and ground level patio in heart of Pitt Meadows. 2x parking + lots of storage. Immediate possession is available. Call John

MLS#F1404725

$

465,000

MISSION ACRE 32662 Richards Ave., Mission

Big solid house built in 1980 by original owner and European craftsman! Long 0.989 Acre lot on desirable Richards Ave- close to newer MILLION $ homes. Recent new roof and great big rooms inside. Very versatile! Call John

MLS# V1041648

574,900

$

23165 Foreman Dr, Maple Ridge

“GARIBALDI” PLAN BY PORTRAIT HOMES in Whistler-inspired Silver Ridge. Tranquil greenbelt, 20’ ceilings, river rock f/p, maple kitchen w/tall cabinets, stainless appliances. Jetted soaker tub, silent floors, gas lines on poured -aggregate deck, air conditioner/heat pump. Call Dave

MLS# V1049195

394,900

$

22909 Fuller Ave, Maple Ridge

Renovated family home on big lot in great location. Newer roof, vinyl windows, maple kitchen, cork flooring, renovated bath with granite and newer vanity and soaker tub. Big deck, big covered patio, and HOT TUB! Drive thru access to backyard! Call Dave

MLS# V1044508

254,900

$

8-11229 232nd St, Maple Ridge

GORGEOUS 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath unit of over 1200 sqft. Bright, open layout featuring totally RENO’D Maple kitchen, TILE backsplash, upgraded appliances, large master bdrm w/full ENSUITE and private patio. PRIVATE back patio and the possibility of a fenced backyard. Call Dave

MLS#V1046503

569,900

$

21520 Donovan Ave., Maple Ridge

7 yrs young and backing on to protected green space, this 5 bdrm + den, 3 baths home, almost 3200 sqft is sure to impress you. All the modern finishings, maple kitchen, laminate floors, walk out bsmt w/sep entrance. Big backyard! Immediate possession available. Call Dave

NEW LISTING! MLS#V1023643

249,900

$

BRING YOUR PAINT & FLOORING IDEAS #3 20630 118 Ave Maple Ridge

This is a GREAT deal if you don’t mind doing an interior spruce up! Next door sold $10k higher than this list price. 3 beds, 2 baths, fenced yard and good location. Pet friendly complex. Ask how to finance reno in your mortgage! Call John

MLS#V1044177

$

299,900

RANCHER TOWNHOUSE ADULTS 55+ #22 19171 Mitchell Rd, Pitt Meadows

HOLLY LANE. Easy access- no stairs front or back. 1250 sqft unit with fenced yard and quiet location in complex. Walk to town core in minutes- or bus stop around corner. Very clean but no updates. Finish it your way! Call John

MLS#V1049140

549,900

$

13902 230th St., Maple Ridge

The best in Silver Ridge! Private lot, quiet street, ultra private backyard backing greenbelt. Fully finished 2 storey & bsmt, over 2600 sqft, 4 bdrm + den + rec room + 3.5 baths! $$$ in upgrades: engineered flooring, quartz counters, custom cabinets sec. system. Even mtn views! Call Dave

Full REAL ESTATE Services • Free Market Evaluation • Why

424,900

$

32937 Desbrisay Ave., Mission

CEDAR VALLEY ESTATES almost 2600 sqft, 4 bdrms + 3 full baths + 2 rec rooms. Totally spotless and move-in ready! Beautiful maple kitchen, big family rm, open layout, and separate entrance in bsmt. Big deck and patio for entertaining & fenced backyard. Call Dave

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Hayes Team

604-467-0811

• Paul Hayes • Peter Hayes Independently owned and operated • Kim Hunter • Matthew Hayes OPEN Sat & Sun 1-4pm

OPEN Sat & Sun 1-4pm

Celebrating 100 years of community in Pitt Meadows!

www.thehayesteam.ca Come Visit Us at

OPEN Sat & Sun 1-4pm

MLS# V1032421

MLS# V1028909

MLS# V1028402

13412–236th Street $ 675,000 + tax

13406–236th Street $ 698,888 + tax

13412–235th Street $ 588,800 + tax

• Quality built 3872 sq. ft. family home • Main floor boasts large tiled foyer • Den, living room with deck • Formal dining room, spacious kitchen with loads of cupboards and large island, granite counters and nook leading to covered deck • Family room off kitchen with stone fireplace • Upstairs 3 bdrms all with own walk-in closets • Spa like ensuite in master • Close to parks and recreation.

• 4037 sq. ft., high ceilings & large living area open to formal dining room • Beautifully designed kitchen with abundance of storage & counter space • Elegant staircase leads you upstairs to laundry & 4 bdrms •Large master ensuite w/dual sinks • Bsmt features 2 additional bdrms and can be easily suited • Situated on a corner lot with outstanding views • Triple garage.

• 7392 sq. ft. lot in Balsam Creek • High ceilings, beautiful view across from greenbelt with over 3291 sq. ft. • Living room, dining room, kitchen with nook, den and large foyer on main floor • 3 bdrms, laundry and bath. Basement is awaiting your ideas • Covered patio in back, gas hook up • Close to parks and recreation Call today to view...

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a point of view

OPEN Sat & Sun 1-4pm

10810 Carmichael

Councillor Bruce Bell

• 3 Showhomes • Large estate lots with views • Maple Ridge’s answer to the “STREET OF DREAMS” • Pick your lot and one of our preferred builders

Visit us at www.granthillestates.com Matthew Hayes 604-230-3935

LifeStyles Steve & Gloria

604.467.8881 W NE

NEW LISTING RIVER ROAD WEST SIDE, central location. Spacious 2365 sq ft home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large covered deck, and fenced yard. One bedroom in-law suite.

TOWNHOME PITT MEADOWS VILLAGIO, end unit w/ double garage off lane plus street parking. Offering 1776 sq. ft. w/ 3 bedrooms. & 21/2 bathrooms. 2 fireplaces. Central location.

798,800

PRIVACY ON 5 ACRES OPPORTUNITY! 6300 sq ft executive home w/ gated entrance. Offering 4 bdrms 6 bathrms., 3 bay garage & attached workshop, lge covered deck. Open plan w/ huge kitchen (granite counters).

TEAM

CENTER CITY CONVENIENCE

#4-23560 119TH AVE, MAPLE RIDGE • One level • Corner unit • 2 bedrooms • New appliances • Covered deck

269,900

$249,900

$249,900 • 2 Bdrm plus den • ground floor corner unit • new flooring • 2 patios

• New gutters, roof, carpets & paint • Vaulted ceiling in the master • Great Complex

• insuite laundry • 2 parking spots • great central location

$

EXTRA PARKING! • 2 bdrm 2 bath • 1,126 sqft • SS appliances • New wood flooring & carpets • Gas fireplace

• New washer/ dryer (2012) • 2 parking stalls • Storage locker • Covered deck • Central location

www.AskRobJeeves.com • email: rjeeves@shaw.ca

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For the way you live

OPEN SUN MAR 9 2-4PM

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349,800

419,000

$

www.pittmeadows.bc.ca

ROB JEEVES 604-240-2629

View photo tour at

www.gloriahamilton.ca

HAMILTON

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O P E N H O U S E S AT U R D AY & S U N D AY 1 - 4

NEW HOMES - MOVE IN READY

Priced from $469,000 Show home at 24787 - 105A Ave, Maple Ridge (off Jackson Rd) Albion Terraces quality built new homes. Several plans to choose from. 9 foot ceilings on the main floor. Oversized great room with a gas fireplace. Crown mouldings and coffered ceilings. Maple kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops & island. Second floor has 4 large bedrooms, den & 3 bathrooms. Views from front & back. Appliances, blinds and landscaping included. www.albionterraces.ca

O P E N H O U S E S AT U R D AY & S U N D AY 1 - 5

NEW TOWNHOMES REDUCED $10,000 UNTIL MARCH 31 Priced from $244,900 Showhome at #2 - 10151- 240th Street, Maple Ridge

Albion Station. 2 bedroom plans in Phase 1 are reduced $10,000 until March 31. Only two 3 bedroom plans left. 3 bathrooms. 9 foot ceilings on the main living level, fireplace, quartz countertops, 4 appliances, blinds, sundeck, garage, fenced yard and more

W VIE Johnny Pacheco, Ron Antalek, Cory Lunsted†, Louise Antalek†, & Rob Johnson

Ron Antalek Personal Real Estate Corporation

604-351-3261 ronantalek.com

Each office independently owned and operated

*Based on total transactions Remax Western Canada Team 2012 † Licensed Assistant

O P E N H O U S E S AT U R D AY & S U N D AY 1 - 4

BACKING ONTO GREENBELT TRIPLE CAR GARAGE Priced from $609,900 Show home 24630 - 101 Ave., Maple Ridge

Quality built new executive 2 storey homes in Jackson Ridge, plus a daylight basement with separate entrance. Private backyard backing onto parkland. Beautiful mountain and valley view. Gourmet kitchen. Hardwood floors. Quality finishings throughout. 4 spacious bedrooms upstairs. Triple car garage.

22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge #2-19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

PEACEFUL FAMILY HOME ON ALMOST AN ACRE!

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-4

ONLY 4 NEW TOWNHOMES LEFT IN COTTONWOOD RIDGE!!

$639,900

Show Home at #67, 11252 Cottonwood Drive

$319,900

End units available. Nicely finished with hardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite counter tops & crown mouldings. Gas fireplace. 6 appliances & blinds. Some have a finished basement. Garage for 2 cars. Central location.

11885 - 232 Street, Maple Ridge ENJOY a 2039 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom plus den home on .805 acre of flat land. Bay windows in expansive kitchen and living room bring nature inward. Double garage, large deck and ‘porch sitting’ sunny front deck. Close to schools, library, shopping and Rec. Centre. Rezoning and redevelopment potential.

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For the way you live

LifeStyles

Art & Nathan

604-561-0053

Neufeld

OPEN SAT/SUN 12-1:30 PM

604-657-6830 I artneufeld.com

Licensed Realtor

E FIRST TIM ERS! HOMEBUY #2 19022 119B Ave, Pitt Meadows OWN THIS Home for only $1,191 per month! No more renting!

439,900

699,900

$

$

*based on 5% down @ 2.65% OAC

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 PM

A POOL FOR SUMMER!

$267,900

SOLD!

27187 KEARNS AVENUE

OD MAPLEWO CREEK!

$739,900

V1041225 –UPDATED 3164 FOOT RANCHER WITH BASEMENT SUITE on 1.52 VIEW ACRES! Five bedrooms, den, gas fireplace, big sundeck, REMARKABLE valley, river & sky views from this PRIVATE home. HEATED workshop AND attached double carport.

For more listings and virtual tours visit www.TeamLuke.ca

TWO STOREY HOME!!

V1044586 – Here’s a ONE OWNER 2 storey home! Easy walk to Golden Ears Elementary, Thomas Haney or Valley Fair Mall. 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, double garage, HEAT PUMP, newer roof, ISLAND KITCHEN, private yard with garden shed, family room with gas fireplace.

DEBBIE SHEPPARD

604-312-3705

debbiesheppard.com

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369,900

$

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11971 – 238B STREET

379,900

#34-11720 COTTONWOOD DRIVE

JUST LISTED RANCHER!!

V105023 - RV PARKING, three bedrooms, TWO bathrooms including a 3 piece ensuite, BRIGHT kitchen, gas fireplace in the living room, this home is SO neat, tidy & FRESH! Don’t miss the double garage and the fenced yard!

JUST LISTED TOWNHOME!!

V1050796 - TONS OF SPACE for the growing family! HUGE island kitchen, gas fireplace, 9 foot ceilings, BIG bedrooms & rec room down, DOUBLE GARAGE PLUS DRIVEWAY PARKING, quietly located at the back of Cottonwood Green.

Gordon&Diana 604-250-0594

Barthels

W NE

$699,900!!

649,900

339,900

$

12051-188A ST., P.M. •Rare 4 level split, 2675 sq. ft. •Beautifully updated, new kitchen •3 bedrooms up, family and rec rooms •Amazing lot with views over airport •This is one special property, call Debbie today to preview!

$

FEELS LIKE A RANCHER •Located in the cut-above Stonegate complex •Overlooking greenbelt corner ground floor •2 bedrooms plus den, 2 washrooms •1286 sq. ft. •Wrap around covered patio, private location •Call Debbie today!

$31,900 - 2 bedroom mobile in Val Marie Park, a 55 plus adult community, new roof, laminate floors. $138,900 - classy one bedroom apartment in Fraserview Village, 55 plus, ground floor, walk out to the gardens. $179,900 - Corner 1 bedroom apartment in the Solo, walk to everything, granite counters, laminate floors, rentals allowed. $379,900 - Overlooking the Fraser River, all living on main, plus fully finished basement for your guests. Stunning townhouse. $218,900 - Just listed, Port Coquitlam 2 bedroom, 2 bath, huge balcony overlooking park, 2 parking spots, close to Prairie and Coast Meridian shops. FOR MORE INFO ON THESE GREAT HOMES, CALL DEBBIE TODAY!

Justin Hennessey Real Estate Specialist

604-657-6231

NEW LISTING ON GREENBELT!!!

MLS#V1050192

$324,900

18963 118B Avenue, Pitt Meadows #55 11737 236 St, Maple Ridge EXECUTIVE HOME with 6 bedrooms, 4 Family friendly complex in a quiet location bath including a 2 bdrm suite. 3,800 sq. with lots of green space & still within ft. completely remodelled, great location! walking distance to transit & amenities.

11651 – 230B STREET

WALKOUT BASEMENT RANCHER!!

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High Performance Realtors Personal Real Estate Corporation

COLLEEN

REENA

•IMMACULATE 3 year old 2 storey home with basement •4 Bedrooms plus den with a 2 Bedroom Suite •Over 3,600 sq ft, AIR CONDITIONING •10’ ceilings on main floor •SOUTH exposure, Short Walk to Westcoast express, schools & shopping Call today to view! 604-657-6231

604.805.4669 President’s Medallion Club 2013

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Thank you

to all my loyal clients and terrific Realtors in helping me achieve the top 1% of all Realtors in the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board.

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22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge #2-19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

13603 Birdtail Drive, Maple Ridge

$799,900 +GST

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604.467.5000 11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

Brookside Realty

Helping you is what we doTM

For a complete list of OPEN HOUSES check out www.brooksiderealty.ca

259,000 208,995

259,000 229,900

$

OPEN SAT & SUN 1-3 #202 - 11609 - 227 ST., MR • Awesome, level entry apartment • Adult oriented 55+ • Small pets welcome, lots of storage • Approx. 1040 sq. ft., private, covered balcony • 2 large bedrooms, 2 baths • Walk to shopping and WC Express

Chris Frandsen 604-467-5000

259,000 434,900

$

UPDATED CONDO • Located just a few steps away from the WC Express • 2 bdrm & den in River Gardens • Designer colours throughout, custom backsplash, under cabinet lighting • European cabinetry with breakfast counter, dramatic Brazilian Cherry laminate flooring and more Don’t forget to book your appointment now!

Randy & Tracy DeLair 604-463-2991

$

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 LAITYVIEW

MLS#V1047013

WEST SIDE LOCATION • Awesome 3 level split home • 3 bedrooms & 2 baths • Large 7,200 sq ft private lot • 24 x 20 aluminum covered deck great for entertaining • Oversized detached wired double garage or workshop • RV parking & lane access

$

549,900

• 4 bdrm/3 bath split level home • Big private lot which backs Volker Park • CUL-DE-SAC location, close to Laityview • RV PARKING • This won’t last!

MLS #V1040366

$

ATTENTION FIRST TIME BUYERS

MLS #V1032160

614,900 452,800

259,000 599,900

21076 - 118TH AVE. • Looking for the perfect 2 family home or investment? • New fibreglass roof shingles, vinyl pop-out windows, high energy eff. furnace, hot water tank, deck and railings, are just some of the improvements already done! • Large 3 bdrm suite with sep. entrance Thinking of selling? Call Me!

Pat & Shannon Drummond Court Home Features: 604-817-8664

• Beautiful home for the discerning buyer that appreciates quality! • Hand scraped hardwood throughout, rock fireplace, new railings, new kitchen with granite counter tops. • 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, finished bsmt • Amazing outside living area • Close to schools & sports facilities

Gina Halinda 604-763-5131

POND VIEW

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE!

DREAM HOME

273,900

$

11771 Darby Street

• 2,000 sq.ft. townhouse • Loads of room for storage in full basement

• 3 bedrooms • 3 baths • Some updates, including flooring and paint

SENIOR LIVING

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B.C.’s best 8s meet at Pitt by Neil Corbe tt Black Press

Fans with green-painted faces and arms banged on drums in the packed stands, setting the pace for the Marauders as they started their march for a Grade 8 basketball provincial championship on Thursday morning at Pitt Meadows Secondary. Pitt is hosting the 14th annual provincial championships for both boys and girls. It’s an event that was first organized by the school’s resident hoops guru Rich Goulet. At that time there was no official championship, because the philosophy of BC School Sports emphasizes participation over competition at the lower levels. But the kids love it, and the coaches love it, said Goulet simply. That was certainly the sentiment of the Pitt boys coach John Rocca, even as he walked off the floor after a 44-25 humbling at the hands of St. George’s. “It’s a great experience, to show kids that this is what it’s all about – the atmosphere, and what’s required to get here (to the B.C. Tournament). His team was without standout Ryan Severinski, who is injured with a stress fracture in his knee, so expectations were somewhat tempered. Christian Marquez led the Pitt scoring with 12 points. “He’s a talented player,” said Rocca, adding that he also appreciated the efforts of Lautaro Ferreyo Araya in the tournament opener. “He’s just a competitor – he competes hard all the time, and he’s a great leader.” Despite a few misfires on offence, his team came to

The Ridge Meadows Shotokan Karate dojo took several medals at the 2014 International Shotokan Karate Federation Provincial Championships last weekend. Sensei Ken Almond had seven students compete. In his first tournament, 15-year-old Matthew Way won a bronze medal for Male Youth brown belt kata (technique) and a silver medal in male youth brown belt kumite (sparring). Gord Brown, in his first tournament in a decade, won silver in men’s brown belt kumite. Mike Malhmann won silver in senior men’s brown and black belt kumite and a bronze in kata. Amy Shaw, who also competes nationally, won silver in both women’s black belt kata and kumite. Way, Brown and Shaw won silver in team kata. The club also had three juniors, siblings Shaylynn and Blayke Grandstrom and Marcello Bianchi, who competed and “showed great kime” (sportsmanship and determination).

Amelia Hayes (15) led the Pitt Meadows Marauders in scoring during their provincial tournament opener. play. “The kids really competed hard – that’s what I like about this group.” They will play their second game this morning (Friday) at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, at 10:30 a.m. Burnaby South has a big, talented team that is one of the favourites to win it all, but they will face a tough challenge from the likes of Abbotsford’s W.A. Fraser, who were the Fraser Valley champions. On the girls side, the Pitt girls lost to York House 53-16 to open the tournament. Amelia Hayes led the locals in scoring with six points. A third local team in the tournament, the Maple Ridge Ramblers girls, opened with an agonizingly close 28-27 win over Argyle. That immediately

moves them into the top eight of the 16-team tournament. The leading scorers for the Ridge girls were Taylor De Adder with 11 and Kirsten Senchyna with

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Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse teams brought home two medals from the field lacross provincials. The U12 and U14 tier 1 boys teams won bronze and silver, respectively. The Warrior Fair Play Awards were won U-16 Dale Andre, U-14 Dylan McCormick and U-12 Nicholas Baust. Two of our coaches were recipients of the Coaches Warrior Fair Play Awards – Marcello Gonzales (coach of U14 Tier 1) and Lance Andre (coach for U12 Tier

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Division 1 Teams GP W L T Jokers 22 19 3 0 Rednecks 23 11 9 1 Broncos 22 11 11 0 Ram Rods 23 9 12 2 Bandits 22 8 13 1 Prestige Worldwide 22 6 11 2 Division 2 Teams GP W L T Rhinos 23 16 6 1 Big Doggs 24 16 8 0 Bedrock Hammerheads 24 13 8 2 Penetrators 23 12 9 2 Blue Bulls 24 7 14 1 Crunch 24 3 18 2 Division 3 Teams GP W L T Albion Ferries 23 13 6 2 Knight Riders 23 13 8 2 Blackhawks 23 12 8 2 Grillers 23 10 9 4 Strange Brew 23 13 9 0 Dewdney Devils 23 9 14 0 Division 4 Teams GP W L T Red Devils 24 19 4 1 All Blacks 24 14 8 2 Northern Lights 23 12 9 1 Train Wreck 24 9 13 1 Sabres 23 11 10 1 Team Punishment 24 10 14 0 Mako Misfits 23 6 15 0 Battalion 25 4 18 2 Female Division Teams GP W L T Inferno 25 20 2 3 Mustang Sallys 25 19 4 2 Straight Shooters 25 10 13 2 R.B. 25 9 15 1 Blue Ice 25 6 16 3 Twisted Sisters 25 4 18 3

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FRANSON, Irene Elizabeth (nee Neish) Aug 18, 1927 - Feb 18, 2014 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Irene. She was predeceased by her parents and all five siblings. She is survived by Herbert, her husband of sixty six years, her four children Wayne (Judy), Brian, Janice (Bob) and David (Joyce), five grandchildren, Christopher, Tyler, Jason (Charlene), Ian (Jen), and Angie (Tom), five great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Hunter, Jay-Lynn, Daniel and Spencer. Irene was born and raised in Viscount, Sask., and moved to Saskatoon after marriage. In 1969 she moved to Port Coquitlam, B.C., then to Maple Ridge in 1989. No service by request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

and Richard Gauthier (Krista), Maple Ridge, BC; and dear family friend Wayne Rodgers (Sharon) Maple Ridge, BC. Also survived by grandchildren Stephanie MacDonald, Matthew Gauthier, Carolyn MacDonald, Samantha Gauthier, Tyler MacDonald, David Gauthier, Adam MacDonald, Hannah Gauthier, Alison Gauthier, and Megan Gauthier, and great-grandson Cohen Parker. A celebration of Bobbi’s life will take place on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Burnett Fellowship Church, 20639 - 123rd Ave, Maple Ridge, BC, at 1 PM. The family has requested donations in lieu of flowers to be made to Burnett Fellowship Church, Stonecroft Ministries, or Salvation Army. Special thanks to Jane, Marilee, Paula, and Dr. Mentz and third floor nursing staff for your care and support of Bobbi, especially during her final days.

Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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SENCHYNA, William L., BA, B.Ed March 19/1928 - Feb 19/2014

STEWART, Arnold Dale March 30th, 1937 March 4th, 2014

After a full and active life, Bill Senchyna passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 19, 2014. Predeceased by his sisters Ann and Nellie, and brothers John and Peter he leaves to mourn, his wife Gladys, daughter Margot, sons Nial and Kerry, daughters-in-law Jackie and Isobel, son-in-law David, grandchildren Alexandra, Kirsten and Carissa, and many nieces and nephews. Bill began his teaching career in small one - room schools in Saskatchewan. Following graduation in 1961 from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon he taught high school math and sciences, first in Medicine Hat and then in Coquitlam and finally in Maple Ridge. He retired in 1986 after teaching for 16 years at Garabaldi high school. In his leisure time he enjoyed carpentry, auto - mechanics, gardening, hiking and travel and spent many years coaching youth hockey and baseball. Bill actively participated in many sports including curling, tennis, racquetball, golf, skiing, baseball and hockey as well as competing in several events in numerous BC Senior’s Games. In the early 1950’s he played baseball with the Holar ball team in Saskatchewan and was inducted with the team into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. Hockey became his main sports interest since then and he was proud of twice playing in the “Snoopy” Santa Rosa tournament and in the first ever Over 80’s hockey tournament in Canada. He was dearly loved and an inspiration in so many ways to his family and to those who knew him. There was no funeral at his request. A family remembrance will be held at a later date. In Bill’s memory a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Arnold. He passed away battling his courageous fight against cancer. Arnold is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margaret; his son Darren, daughter Julie Hoggatt (Karl), grandson Colby, granddaughter Taylor, twin brother Ronald (Rosemary), brother Roger, sister Rena MacInnis, sister Lois Henderson (Robert), sister Olive Kriese (Gerry). The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 1:00pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel - 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Rev. Charles Balfour officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to McKenney Creek Hospice c/o The Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

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We are currently looking for self-motivated, hard-working, innovative and responsible team members to join our team at the District of Mission.

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EXPERIENCED Shingle Packers and general labourers required for reman plant in Dewdney, BC. These are full time positions that require heavy lifting. Apply by fax at 604-826-2379 or email at cnorthrop@stavelake.com. Call Colin at 604-826-6764 for more information.

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NAIL TECH & HAIR STYLIST required for salon in Maple Ridge. Call 604-787-9095

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PORT Coquitlam Manufacturing company requires an Office Support Person for their Shipping Department. Duties will include documentation, data entry, parts expediting and other clerical tasks as required. Candidate must have excellent computer and typing skills as well as good communication skills and should be detail oriented. Experience in shipping/receiving documentation would be an asset. Please reply by email to careers@empireds.com or by fax to 604-294-4550

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

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LABOURERS Local Manufacturing Company is looking for energetic, enthusiastic people with a positive outlook. Full-time - Days and/or Afternoon shifts. No experience required. Excellent growth opportunities.

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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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required in Pitt Meadows. Duties will include general farm labour, planting, pruning, fertilizing, weeding, picking, and all other farm duties. Work will be physically demanding; handling some heavy loads and standing for long periods of time.

Please email your resume: General Manager lcampbell@chartwell.com or drop it off at reception

Positions available include the following:

• Director of Engineering & Public Works • Manager of Assets/Infrastructure • Building Inspector • Seasonal Labourers (Parks)

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EXPERIENCED legal assistants, p/t, f/t, various depts., resume & refs to Jodie@pearcetaylor.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL • Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic - Will accept 3rd & 4th year apprentice with experience.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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MOVING & STORAGE 374

Save-More Roofing - Specializing in New Roofs, Re-Roofs & Repairs. 778-892-1266

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

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RENT TO OWN

STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualifications! Flexible Terms! CLOVERDALE - 60th and 176th Spacious 1 Bedroom Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req’d 604-657-9422

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SBroken Concrete RocksS $24.00 Per Metric Ton SMud - Dirt - Sod - ClayS $24.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds

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

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PLUMBING

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New SRI *1296 sq/ft Double wide $93,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $67,888. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

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.CAN-PRO Paint and Drywall. Over 25 yrs of quality service. 3 ROOMS, $250. Insured. 604-771-7052

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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

778-840-8372 .Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

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PETS

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

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

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HOMES WANTED

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

FRESH COAT PAINTING ~ Int/Ext *Drywall Repair *Gutter Cleaning *Pressure Washing. Free Estimates Call James (778)868-5307

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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Carpet, linoleum, repairs, and restretches. 20 yrs. exp., fully insured. ~ All work guaranteed ~

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CONDO FOR SALE - 54 Ave & 203 St, Langley. $189,000. 1040 sq ft living space, 2 bed, 2 bath, computer nook, large mirrored closets, linen storage. W/D. Gas fireplace/electric heat. Lots of light, no hot sun. Quiet northeast corner. 28unit building. 604-317-9409 send2mike@shaw.ca

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REAL ESTATE

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PROFESSIONAL FLOOR INSTALLATIONS

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Gelinas Roofing 604-720-5054

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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

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TAPING, SPRAYING & PATCHING ** NO JOB TOO BIG or SMALL** Call Del 604-505-3826

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

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No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.

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New carpet, paint, appliances

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge 2 Bdrm units available. Great location for seniors! Clean, quiet & affordable! Incls heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance. Refs & Credit check req.

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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 11895 Laitty St, Maple Ridge WESTGATE APARTMENTS Fully renod 1 & 2 bdrm suites Full time on-site caretaker. Available Immediately CALL ANYTIME TO VIEW

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

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

736

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

MAPLE COURT I st

22437 121 Ave 604-467-0715 &

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

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Call 604-467-3944 749

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MAPLE RIDGE

AVAILABLE NOW 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 MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 1 bdrm apt, $750/mo incl heat, h/w, N/P. Avail Now. Call 604-476-6683. MAPLE RIDGE Central. Spacious 1 bdrm, newly painted, nr all amens, insuite w/d, d/w, lrg patio, vaulted ceilings, sec u/g prk. Immed.Ns/Np. $780/mo + utils. 604-307-2241. Maple Ridge

Glenwood Manor Apartments 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

2000 VW PASSAT for parts, runs, needs transmission, $2,000. obo. Call 604-302-3281.

Pitt Meadows Marina 14179 Reichenback Rd

Public Access Launch Ramp Outdoor Storage for Boats, RV’s, Cars, Trucks & Trailers

2007 Toyota Yaris, 4 door sedan. Automatic, power windows & doors; AC; winter tires included. Mileage: 63665 Km. Asking: $7500. Call Doug at 604-833-0135.

845

Year or semi-annual Rental Moorage

Parking + Onsite Manager

750

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM North, 2 bdrm g/lvl w/storage, 1.5 bths, priv entry, lrg patio, w/d, 5appl. n/s, n/p. $1075/m inc util. March 15. 604-552-3307 MAPLE RIDGE, 2/bdrm suite. N/P, N/S. $895/mo. Avail March 15. Cl to bus/school/shops Call 604-7714214 or 604-771-5201 MAPLE RIDGE bright clean grnd/lvl 1 bdrm, new paint, gas f/p, lndry, brand new fridge/stv, avail now. N/P no inside smoking. $800 incl hydro, cbl/net (604) 466-5289 or 307-3685 MAPLE RIDGE W. 207th/Lougheed 2 Bdrm in quiet cul-de-sac, laminate flrs. NP/NS. Refs. $900 incl utils. Avail April 1st.. Call 604-961-0727.

751 NEWER APARTMENTS â—† 1 & 2 Bdrm starting at $750 â—† Six Appliances â—† Secured Underground Prkg. â—† Cls. to West Coast Express â—† Adult Oriented

22334 - 117th Ave Phone 604-463-5660 Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, Approved pets only. Criminal Record check may be req. Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

604.466.8404 (Erik)

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MAPLE RIDGE, 3 bdrm main floor in Hammond area 2 bath garage W/D. N/S. Avail Mar 15 / Apr 1. $1700 incl heat/gas. 604-726-3896

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MAPLE RIDGE - New Townhouse, 2000 sq ft. 4 bdrm 4 bathroom granite counters throughout, s/s appl. Centrally located in Duet Complex, Just off 116th Ave. $1950 & utils. Avail April 1. (604)463-1731 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

West Coast Court Bailiffs Inc. (duly appointed under the Sheriff Act) will offer for sale by sealed bid all the interest of the following judgement debtor, 665911 B.C. Limited, in and to the following chattels: 2009 US Cargo Box Trailer, VIN #5NHUA52119T504338 1974 Ford Van, VIN #P35BVT45119 1977 Chev Van, VIN #CPT2273305405 1980 Chev Van, VIN #CPT12a3312683 Terms of Sale: Sold on an “as is where is� basis. Contact the undersigned at 604-529-9328. The highest bid or offer not necessarily accepted. Sale may be subject to cancellation without notice. Bids must be submitted to the Court Bailiff on or before 12:00 noon Monday March 17, 2014. Each bid must be accompanied by a bank draft or money order drawn in favor of West Coast Court Bailiffs Inc. for a minimum of 10% of the bid price which is non-refundable if the said offer is accepted and the bidder fails to complete the sale by 4:00pm on Tuesday March 18, 2014. D. Fjermestad, Senior Court Bailiff West Coast Court Bailiffs Inc. 101-668 Carnarvon Street New Westminster, BC V3M 5Y6 Tel: 604-529-9328 Fax: 604-529-9102 Email: info@wccb.ca

MAPLE RIDGE 12880 216 Street. 4 Bdrm house, 5 appls. Avail now. $1799/mo + utils. (604)722-5609

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604 467 3401 23213 Lougheed Highway DL#7356

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bi-weekly for 60 months, amortized over 84 months destination and fees. Offer based on 2014 Forte LX MT with $0 DOWN PAYMENT. Offer with a purchase price includes of $17,502. delivery, destination and fees. Offer based on 2014 Forte LX MT with a purchase price of $17,502.

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1-866-334-8581

19950 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows

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Offer(s) available on select new K200_PALR_JUNE_AP_W1.indd 2014 models through participating dealers1to qualified customers who take delivery by July 2, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may 13-05-31 5:42include PM optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,665, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and variable dealer administration fees (up to $699). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. ∞“Don’t Pay For 60 Days” offer is a 60-day payment deferral and applies to purchase financing offers on all 2014 models. No interest will accrue during the first 30 days of the finance contract. After this period interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. See your Kia dealer for full details. Some conditions apply and on approved credit. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2014 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Purchase financing example based on new 2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) with a selling price of $23,482, financed at 0% APR corresponds to a bi-weekly payment of $129 for 60 months, amortized over 84 months with a down payment/ equivalent trade of $0. Some conditions apply and on approved credit. ≠Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C. for new 2014 Sorento 2.4L LX AT FWD (SR75BE)/2014 Forte Sedan LX MT (FO541E)/2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) based on a selling price of $28,482/$17,502/$23,482 is $156/$96/$129 with an APR of 0% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month 3 period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8,138/$5,001/$6,709 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2014 Sorento EX V6 AWD (SR75HE)/2014 Forte SX (FO748E)/2014 Rondo EX Luxury (RN756E) is $34,195/$26,195/$32,195 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,665/$1,485/$1,665, and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. Highway/city ROUNDfuel consumption is based on the 2014 Sorento LX 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2014 Forte 1.8L MPI 4-cyl (M/T)/2014 Rondo 2.0L GDI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. °The Bluetooth® wordmark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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March 07, 2014 edition of the Maple Ridge News

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