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Smoking bylaw defeated One from 1997 back in place, but superceded by B.C. rules by Ph i l M e lnych uk staff reporter

Maple Ridge council has butted out a no-smoking bylaw that would have extended the no-smoking distances from doors and windows to 7.5 metres. “Personally, I would question us defeating a bylaw on one or two items that potentially have a common good,” Mayor Ernie Daykin said Tuesday. “I’m embarrassed to go back to Fraser Health,” Coun. Cheryl Ashlie added Thursday. “It is a big issue with Fraser Health and all the work that we’re trying to do. To now do an about-face on a progressive bylaw, just doesn’t add up.” Council has been discussing the smoking regulation bylaw since last year.

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Tyler Penill welds the top rail of the new Hammond Stadium fence on Wednesday. See story, p13

Schools writing off penmanship Modern communication bumping cursive writing by Ne i l Co r b e t t staff reporter

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Technology has replaced cursive writing in many classrooms.

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The writing is on the wall – longhand, or cursive writing, is increasingly considered a dying art, and may be dropped from the B.C. school curriculum. The Education Ministry is conducting a curriculum review, deciding what “core competencies”

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students should be developing. Cursive writing, which is taught to students in Grade 3, has been taken out of the curriculum in draft documents. The value of cursive writing is being debated across North America. Many U.S. school districts are leaving it non-mandatory, but a teacher can still choose to keep it on classroom agendas. In Ontario, public schools are spending less time on cursive writing, but the Toronto Catholic School Board recently passed a motion to bring it back.

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It is undoubtedly less often used and less relevant to today’s student, while keyboarding and electronic communication takes over. But should it be dropped? “From my perspective, I think cursive writing is a valuable thing,” said Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school board trustee Ken Clarkson. “But I have to put myself in the place of kids today – how often do they use it?” Clarkson learned to write with an inkwell and a dip pen, or quill, at a time when everyone was using ball point pens. Soon the inkwells

disappeared. He predicts the change will be most bothersome to the older generation. “The pushback will come from older people – grandparents,” he predicts. “People always react to change in a variety of ways, and there’s a sense of loss.” Clarkson recalls teaching writing to students as an elementary school teacher. Generally, students enjoy or at least don’t dislike learning formal writing, and it helps them learn some fine motor skills. See Cursive, p5

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Maple Ridge This Month APRIL 2014

ENGAGED: Earth Hour March 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm What Will You Do To Make A Difference? Earth Hour is the largest climate change movement for the planet in human history, spanning 7,000 cities, 152 countries with a digital reach of 200 million. Earth Hour is much, much more than a symbolic action of switching off lights for an hour; it’s a continuous movement driving actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in. As part of Maple Ridge’s commitment to reducing energy consumption and achieving carbon neutrality, we are participating in Earth Hour 2014 by turning off as many lights as possible in our corporate buildings. This year the Earth Hour message urges us to use our power to change a reality. This event demonstrates that we can make a difference by doing something as simple as turning the lights off. The 2013 Earth Hour results showed that Maple Ridge saw a drop of 2.5% in the community electricity load, a 39% improvement over the 2012 results.

Tuesday, April 8 6:00 pm, Public Hearing - Council Chambers We encourage all residents to join millions of Canadians and participate in this worldwide event. Turn off your lights for one hour, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm and together let’s reduce energy consumption. There’s great information on the overall campaign at www.earthhour.org along with links to some very inspiring videos.

The Hammond Area Planning Process has launched and there’s a new landing page on the Maple Ridge website called #MyHammond. In addition, we’ve created a special email address myhammond@mapleridge.ca, which you can use if you have questions, comments and contributions to make to this exciting work.

Maple Ridge will hold an open house in early June, where these images and the descriptions will be displayed so that

Mark has been instrumental in the development of dozens of participatory organizations and urban permaculture design projects across the United States and Canada. We look forward to hearing about how a project such as this could lead to a more sustainable community and potentially help address issues around food security.

Monday, April 14 9:00 am, Workshop - Blaney Room 1:00 pm, Committee of the Whole - Council Chambers Tuesday, April 16 6:00 pm, Public Hearing - Council Chambers Tuesday, April 22 7:00 pm, Council Meeting - Council Chambers Agendas & Minutes Agendas for these meetings are posted online the Friday before the meeting date. Go to mapleridge.ca, click the link under Your Council on the home page. Council This Week Subscribe to the ‘Council This Week’ eNewsletter that provides a summary of issues discussed at Council Workshop meetings. Go to mapleridge.ca, click the link to ‘Notify Me’ and sign up today. Council Meeting Videos If you are unable to attend a Council Meeting, Public Hearing or Committee of the Whole meeting you can now watch these meetings on your computer 24/7. The entire unedited meetings are posted two to three days after the meeting. The video is indexed to the agenda package so that you can watch them in their entirety or click through by agenda item. Go to mapleridge.ca and click on the video link at the centre of the home page.

all participants can get a sense of how their ‘lens’ on the community is similar or different than their neighbour’s. In addition to displaying the photos, all of the one and two word descriptions will be used to create a ‘word diagram’ that will graphically reflect the importance of certain key words from the participants. For more information about the Hammond Area Planning Process or the Community Character Photo Project please contact Lisa Zosiak at myhammond@mapleridge.ca or by calling 604-467-7383. Get snapping! We can’t wait to see your photos.

ENGAGED: Food Sustainability Urban Food Forest Presentation Open To Public We would like to invite you to a special presentation by Mark Lakeman, a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. He will talk about ‘The Urban Food Forest.’ The session will be held in Council Chambers on Wednesday, April 16 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

April 2014 Council Meeting Schedule Mayor and Council encourage everyone to attend these important public meetings. It’s your chance to see how public policy is debated and enacted. Monday, April 7 9:00 am, Workshop - Blaney Room 1:00 pm, Committee of the Whole - Council Chambers

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The first phase of the project is called the Hammond Community Character Photo Project and seeks to connect citizens with the project and to complete important background work in exploring the history and character of the neighbourhood. To achieve this goal we are asking you to take photos that capture the character of the neighbourhood and then place these pictures on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MyHammond, so that everyone will be able to search for them. In addition to the photos and hashtags, we are asking citizens to provide a brief one or two word description of what the photo symbolizes. Facebook photos are the easiest to search, but if you prefer Instagram, make sure that you follow the Maple Ridge Instagram page ‘yourmapleridge’ so we can see your masterpieces. You also have the option of emailing your photos and brief descriptions to the special project email.

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In addition to Mark, we have Chris Zabek speaking about our agricultural land base. Chris will outline the results of an agricultural survey, which sent researchers out to record actual land uses throughout the community and across the region. We are also inviting community groups to display and share your local initiatives/projects related to Food Security and/or Sustainability with those in attendance. Please contact Dave Speers for further details via email dspeers@mapleridge.ca or by calling 604-467-7433 Ext #1. If you’d like to be part of this presentation please RSVP to Pat Shiratti by calling 604-467-7342 or email pshiratti@ mapleridge.ca as seating is limited to the first 100 people.

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Parents want Montessori expanded even for a Grade 1, go into a classroom with the comparatively “big kids” in Grade 3. She soon found the older students are quite willing and able to show younger ones the ropes. “Watching them in the classroom, I was in awe. The older kids are so caring of these little kids who are in their class.” Now her daughter is in Grade 4, and is the “big buddy” to a “little buddy.” “She loves it. Her little buddy is her favourite little kid.” Brennan said parents would like to see the program expanded as soon as next year. “I can’t see a reason not to. The parents are so for it, and the teachers are for it.” School board chair Mike Murray said no decision has been made, but noted the board is once again facing a budget year that is expected to involve a shortfall in the millions, and can’t afford to take on additional costs.

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arents of students learning in the Montessori method in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District want their children to have access to the specialized teaching beyond fifth grade.

The Montessori Method requires additional training by teachers, and the board is fortunate enough to have a surplus, as Montessoritrained educators will be ready to return from maternity leave next year. There is also an unused classroom available at Hammond elementary, which houses the district’s Montessori program. The timing is perfect, say parents who want approval from the school board. “It’s a great idea to extend it for as long as we possibly can,” said Jennine Brennan, chair of the Hammond Montessori Parent Advisory Council. The support from parents is virtually unanimous. The PAC conducted a survey that went home to 112 homes. Ninety surveys were returned, and of those 98 per cent want the program expanded. “It was an amazing response,” said Brennan. The only opposition comes from parents who want their kids back into the mainstream school system before they enter high school, she said. Patricia Patrick teaches Grades 1-3 at Hammond – Montessori classes are mixed. As she explains a bit about the program, she sits on the floor with a child who has a big checker board, placing beads inside the squares, learning about multiplication. Another boy is at a table, putting plastic animals of all species onto the appropriate continent on a map: lion on Africa, penguin on Antarctica, and so on. A pair of girls are reading from a page on an iPad, doing a research paper about cheetahs. They, not Patrick, chose to learn about cheetahs. “Because they’re really fast,” little Karley Carruthers explained simply. When they are done, she and Michela Chalmers will read what they have discovered to the class. “That’s what it’s all about – if they’re interested, they learn,” said Patrick. Talia Van De Kerkhof is fitting nobbed cylinders into holes that are the right size for them – an activity from the “sensorial area.” Other kids can do “practical life”

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(Clockwise) Patricia Patrick, a Montessori teacher at Hammond elementary, helps Shane Mountain with the multiplication checkerboard; Talia Van De Kerkhof works with knobbed cylinders that prepare students’ fingers for better pencil grip and control; Lily Bourque learns about continents and animals. activities, which include dusting shelves and washing chairs. “Maria Montessori was based in real experiences,” explains Patrick. The Kindergarten Montessori teacher at Hammond, Jennifer Williams, is also a mother of two boys in the program. Her oldest, Kaden, is in Grade 3. “He’s thriving here. It’s amazing – he loves to learn,” she said. “He has a big interest in geography, and he’s able to just run with it. He knows almost all of the countries of the world. I tell him, ‘You’re officially smarter than mom.’” Patrick said people around the world pay thousands of dollars to have their child educated in the Montessori method, so having a public education program in Maple Ridge is “amazing.” She has been at the school 11 years, and there has always been talk of expanding the program beyond the fifth grade, as far as Grade 8. “Parents are so keen. They just see their children doing so well,” she said. “Parents have always mentioned it [expansion], but this year there’s a lot of momentum.” As she talks, Karley and Michela come over to ask whether the word “with” is spelled with one “h” or two. Patrick settles the discussion, and they’re back to their cheetahs.

Brennan said parent concerns about students transitioning to “regular” school are needless worries. “They have transitioned very easily in the past,” she said, adding that Montessori promotes time management skills, and makes students responsible for their own learning in a way that is a big benefit at the secondary level. “I really like the choices. If my daughter finds she has a hard time learning one way, she can choose another,” she said. “And, also, I like to have the older kids in the classroom to help.”

She said the mixed-class aspect of the Montessori method is one of her favourite parts. She remembers being a little nervous about having her daughter, Cealan, who was small

Maria Montessori was one of the first women to become a doctor in Italy in the late 1800s. She worked with mentally disabled children at asylums in Rome, developing methods and special materials, letters, beads and puzzles, to educate them. Soon theses children were able to read, write and pass public-school tests. In 1906, she was asked to oversee the education of children with working parents in a low-income district of Rome, and used the methods and materials she developed, combined with her study of psychology. In her first classroom, Montessori watched the children, noting their periods of deep concentration and attention, their repetition of activities, and their sensitivity to order in their environment. She observed that when the children could choose their activity, they showed more interest in practical activities and her teaching materials, rather than toys provided. Her central theory was that children working independently become self-motivated and reach new level of understanding. To her, independence must be the aim of education. The children in her classes gained literacy beyond expectations for their age, and showed self discipline. Because of the success of her students, by 1911 Montessori education had spread to public schools across Italy and Switzerland. The next year Montessori schools were opening around the world, as she toured and lectured. Montessori was three times nominated for a Nobel Prize, and her face is on the 1,000 Lire bill in Italy.


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tre,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Dave Fleugel. While council supports the CSO program, which allows hiring of three peace officers at about 20 per cent less than the cost of regular RCMP officer, a national RCMP review of the community safety officer program will see some changes. “Obviously, we’d love to keep status quo, but that’s just not an option. We’re part of a national organization and I have to respect that.” The top cop in Maple Ridge, though, wants more information before making another pitch to council, although one option is called the community program officer. No decisions have been made by RCMP headquarters, he pointed out. “The CPO looks fairly attractive. It’s a further cost savings than we’re getting now.” While CPOs focus on crime prevention and community policing, without the enforcement option, in contrast to CSOs, who can arrest people because they’re actual peace officers. However, by taking on the job of regular police without being armed, CSOs can put themselves in danger. “There are some risks to our people. I don’t like having our people out

constables.” But arming CSO and giving them broader powers could take away their focus on community policing in the downtown. “Trying to get the best policing for the municipality, that’s the bottom line.” Fleugel said the CPOs used in eastern Canada didn’t wear uniforms. But no decisions have been made. For example, bylaws, Westridge Security and prison guards wear a type of uniform. “That’s something I would like to figure out before we make a decision on a chosen path.” CSOs make about $60,000 yearly, compared to starting rate for regular RCMP officers at $82,000. Fleugel said he’s told council about the changes and the three CSOs have also been told, “No one is losing their job.” The existing CSOs can retrain for whatever program is chosen. At the same time, he wants what’s best for the community. “There’s really a couple of options and it really comes down to what is the objective of what our city (district) wants.” The district like the “enhanced relationship” between businesses and the highlyvisible CSOs in the downtown and the fact that the officers stayed

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‘Benefit of cursive writing is also learning to read it’

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inquiry model, where students focus on their own passion, rather than receiving a formulaic education that is prescribed by curriculum with little freedom to follow the interests of learners.”

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Some take more care than others, with girls generally doing a better job, and boys being told to slow down. “I think most kids kind of liked it.” In future, if a child gets a handwritten Christmas card from Grandma, will they be able to read it? “One of the benefits of learning cursive writing is that you also learn to read it,” said Clarkson. “I remember it being a big mystery to me.” Local District Parent Advisory Council chair Kellie Marquet said she has yet to hear a strong parent reaction to the potential loss of cursive writing instruction. Personally, she would like to see it stay in the school system. “I think kids should be writing,” she said, noting that it will help them with writing their signature – still a necessary skill. “You can’t sign an ‘X’ for your name.” Sarah Nelson, a parent and school board trustee, said she is more concerned with focussing education on the skills students need today. “It is so rare now that I pick up a pen myself, that focussing heavily on a skill they likely won’t use doesn’t seem the best pedagogical choice,” she said. “If the concern is about intelligence and creativity, there are many ways that we can develop these in our children. If I had to choose between a personalized learning opportunity, driven by the student, versus being taught cursive writing, I would opt for personalization every time.” She explained that is the way to spark a child’s natural curiosity, and create life-long learners. “While I see the value in a basic standard for all learners up to a point, I would rather see our teachers have the freedom to teach more from an

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“… but I recognize that my children are not growing up in the same world with the same interests. I would rather we let them explore theirs.” Sarah Nelson, school trustee Nelson explained this opinion comes from someone with an interest in genealogy, who reads historical ancestral documents, and has a personal love of calligraphy. “… but I recognize that my children are not growing up in the same world with the same interests. I would rather we let them explore theirs.” The Education Ministry is using the 2013-2014 school year for review and feedback of its draft curriculum for k-9 students. All feedback is welcome. 

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Writing on wall Cursive handwriting could soon disappear from public schools. The provincial government is considering removing that skill from the mandatory teaching curriculum, as many have already done across the U.S. It is seen as unnecessary in today’s ever-more technological world, a roadblock in the course of a teacher’s packed day. More and more elementary students submit computer printouts of essays and assignments. Those just a few years older simply put them in online drop boxes that teachers can access. Those in high school and college take notes on laptops and tablets. Anyway, how many kids write letters to their grandparents anymore? They can communicate instantly on Facebook, or through Skype. Computer and typing skills have replaced penmanship. Cursive writing is becoming obsolete. Since 2010, 45 states have deemed teaching cursive no longer mandatory, and it is being taught less in Ontario. It’s up to teachers if they want to make the time to teach it. Some may argue that since many historical documents are written in cursive, and future students will need to know how to read them. Others will suggest neater hand-writing leads to better grades, in reading and math. And more will ask how, when kids grow up, will they sign cheques? Medical forms? Autographs? Schools still teach block print. Yes, cursive writing is disappearing from the communication landscape. Going forward, keyboard skills will be more important, and even those may one day prove dated. Still, we must fully consider what it is we will be losing when we stop teaching kids cursive writing. It looks nice, but so does calligraphy. Why teach two or three forms of writing when one will do? The writing for cursive is on the wall. – The News

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The big picture around Clayton Creek “ ... B.C. Hydro and its contractors will take precautions necessary to avoid detrimental impacts on fish resources and habitat, and avoid or minimize impacts to vegetation and wildlife” – BCH’s environmental protection plan (section 1.6) for the ongoing Ruskin Dam and powerhouse upgrade project Along the Fraser Jack Emberly (2012-2018).

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ohn Kelly wonders if B.C. Hydro’s EMP was abandoned on the new Interior-to-Lower Mainland clear cut where it crosses the N. Alouette River and Clayton Creek, a fish bearing tributary named after ARMS Past President, Geoff Clayton. When we visited the site (near Alouette dam) last week, Kelly, a retired BCH consultant, and ARMS executive director Greta Borick-Cunningham were shocked. “They’ve just gone in and wiped everything out,” said Kelly. “Why the hell cut the trees right down to the river. Trees on the first 30 meters from the stream could have been topped instead to protect the water line. They’ve increased the risk of erosion.” In a subsequent letter to BCH, Cunningham noted an impact on fish. “As the area seems to now have very little, if any, tree protection, erosion of fines into the South Alouette River would be very likely in any significant rain.  The Allco Fish Hatchery downstream is reliant on fresh,

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clean water for hatchery use. In the past, large deposits of sediment into the river through rain has plugged the river pumps that provide water to the hatchery.” There’s more problems. “The creek used to be in the forest,” says Kelly. “It might dry up and not run. Water temperature is getting too hot for salmon. It’s an impact that didn’t have to be caused.” I asked Kelly to grade BCH’s job here. “Clayton Creek had the crap kicked of it with the clearing above the road leading to increased water temperatures, the loss of insect productivity, and now with the removal of all vegetation on the floodplain below the road, I’d give BCH an ‘F’ for that area.” Other practices worry Kelly. “Marketable trees have been left lying across Clayton Creek. They’re not supposed to be falling trees across the creek. The impacts occur then, and later when you drag them out, the damage occurs all over again. It should all happen at one time.” Cunningham said trees near Clayton Creek were dropped a year ago, but still hadn’t been salvaged. “Why wouldn’t they clean it up? It’s all merchantable.” Kelly posed the same questions last December when we walked the clear cut in the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, and later on Burke Mountain, in Coquitlam. In both locations, Hydro failed to mitigate line construction that could result in greater erosion, and siltation of streams. Culverts were left plugged, and siltation screens to catch sediment before it entered waterways were missing. We found the same practices here. Strips

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of black silt screens about a foot high had been placed along the edge of the road in two places to catch “fines.” But there were no screens on the bank side opposite them. “It represents half the job of reducing erosion and water damage,” said Kelly. As a result, fines had moved down into a ditch running along the roadside, and a culvert placed to lead water safely into Clayton Creek had plugged up. In addition, bales of straw placed within the ditch to act as filters were also plugged. “Clean water will move through the bales,” said Kelly, “but they have to be replaced regularly. They now operate like a dam, and the water moves in the wrong direction.” Potentially, flooding the road. In her letter to BCH, Cunningham says that Clayton, in February, and Ken Stewart (current ARMS president) recently observed “best practices for environmental management had changed,” and “were definitely different than ones used by the earlier parallel Hydro line, where the trees were all left along the river and into the hillside.” Hydro’s environmental manager will visit the site soon, and share his findings with ARMS. Kelly wonders if sound environmental practice is wanting all along the ILM line. “Few members of the public will ever see what’s happening in the back country,” he says. “There’s 250 km of line from Merritt to Coquitlam, and between Hope and Merritt nobody’s up there watching. What’s the big picture really look like?” Jack Emberly is a retired teacher, local author and environmentalist.

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s I was parking my bike in front of municipal hall recently, an elderly lady was unlocking her bike. As I often do with fellow riders, we had Cycling a little bike talk. She told me she Jackie Chow could no longer drive her car because she didn’t pass her last driving test. So now she bikes to get around. “You wouldn’t believe how much money I get to keep in my pocket,” she said. “And I’m much healthier, too.” I love these types of conversations, which I’d never have if I solely depended on my car to get around. I was at municipal hall to take a look at the draft transportation plan. The district has been working on it for almost three years. A consultant recently did a presentation on it at a council workshop, during which the plan was discussed, as was whether a cycling and pedestrian advisory committee was a good idea to replace the former bicycle advisory committee.

Council generally felt it was better to have a transportation advisory committee than one that focuses on active transportation alone. This committee could deal with all aspects of transportation, including cars, transit, cycling, walking, and, last but most certainly not least, the difficulties that disabled people have when trying to get around. And probably horses, too. I can kind of understand the logic behind the wish of council members to broaden the scope. The problem is that there would be such a wide variety of issues to discuss, and so little time to do it, that a transportation committee could not possibly be effective. Also, when deciding on cycling issues, how much expertise would there be in the room? It was said that “there aren’t enough issues around cycling.” It’s beyond me how anybody on council can make such a statement when Maple Ridge rates as the second worst municipality for cycling in Metro Vancouver, according to a bikeability study done at UBC. As a reminder, I re-sent to council the hundreds of comments and concerns that HUB received from all sorts of cyclists over a period of about a year and a half, a few years ago. I stopped sending more

comments at some point because I thought that council should have gotten the message by now. It’s essential to get on the saddle yourself to understand the issues. It really changes anyone’s perspective. Only Coun. Bob Masse has so far accepted HUB’s invitation to council for a bike ride to experience the bikeability of our town first-hand. If there weren’t any issues around cycling, we’d see a lot more people out there on their bikes, and they wouldn’t be riding on the sidewalks. During the discussion about the advisory committee, some council members said they wanted to see the amounts proposed in the draft transportation plan for spending on cycling ($25 million over the next 20 years) and walking ($5 million) reversed. Just like that. No questions asked. The problem is that these council members seem to feel that cycling and walking are competing for the same dollars. It’s not that simple. Some councillors wish to review the bylaw that allows cycling on the sidewalk. Sure. Our goal should be to get cyclists off the sidewalk. But you can’t just throw us in front of the sharks. One of the numbers that caught my attention when I started reading through the draft transportation

plan was that more than 60 per cent of daily vehicle trips are within Maple Ridge. Usually politicians and planners tend to look at work trips. Actually 35 per cent, which is quite a respectable percentage, of Maple Ridge’s workforce is locally employed and does not need to travel outside the community. But why do trips to school, to shop or to the hairdresser not matter? Many trips presently made by car could potentially be made by bike or walking, which would help us achieve some of our goals, whether it’s reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air and noise pollution, improving people’s health, reducing congestion or improving livability. As long as cycling feels safe, and you have somewhere to park your bike securely. HUB has requested the district, several times, to review the cycling plan for the town core. The chosen routes sometimes do not make sense for cyclists, aren’t convenient and do not always lead to destinations. We see too many cyclists on the sidewalks, and we would like them to feel comfortable and safe on the road. The district is not interested. Especially now that the district is working on an affordable housing strategy, and there is talk about a post-secondary school in Maple

Ridge, we need to ensure that cyclists in our town core feel safe. All affordable housing will be planned in and around the town core. Those who are in need of affordable housing, as well as students who are on a tight budget, benefit hugely from not needing a car. A car on average eats up close to 20 per cent of a household budget. But for low-income households or students, this percentage would be much higher. Walking significantly limits how far you can go, and transit doesn’t always take you where you want to go. Cycling can offer that freedom, but only if it is made safe and convenient. Some numbers from the draft plan that should, in my opinion, motivate us to try much harder to wean ourselves off the car as much as we can. Traffic in west Maple Ridge is expected to increase by 100 per cent over the next 20 years, and by 50 per cent in east Maple Ridge. I hope that in 20 years time, we’ll hear many more people say: “You wouldn’t believe how much money I get to keep in my pocket.” And, I’m much healthier, too.” Jackie Chow is a member of the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows chapter of HUB.

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which resulted in key evidence being located. Police won’t disclose the age of the victims, but said they are both under 18. Both May and Boscoe remain in custody. May, 22, was on probation for participating in the Stanley Cup riot at the time of his arrest.

Scammer still working A fraud artist with a good yarn is still scamming Maple Ridge residents. Ridge Meadows RCMP warned the public about the scam March 17, but continue to receive tips about the man. Police said the man has been knocking on front doors and conning them out of small money, usually between $20 and $40. “He claims to work for Coca-Cola, is short of money and requires a locksmith or tow truck as he has locked his keys inside the car,” said Const. Mike Moore. The man tells people he has recently moved to the area and promises to pay people back. Police believe they know who the suspect is, but need victims to come forward and identify themselves. If you have had any dealings with this person, call RCMP. “People may feel embarrassed about being scammed out of their money, however please don’t let that deter you from making a report,” Moore added. • Call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.

Drunk drivers nabbed Ridge Meadows RCMP took 14 drunk drivers off the road Saturday during an enforcement blitz to mark International Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. These checks resulted in five drivers having their driving privileges suspended for 90 days and their vehicles impounded for 30 days. Six other drivers had their licence suspended for three days with vehicles impounded for the same period.  Three drivers received 24-hour suspensions due to drugs and alcohol. Ridge Meadows RCMP say officers will continue to conduct random road checks throughout the year to make the roads safer.


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Candyman Madelyn Kupidy, 12, plays the Candyman in Xtreme Theatre’s upcoming production of Willy Wonka Junior in April. On Thursday, cast members performed selected skits from the musical at the Maple Ridge library. Saturday, the group will be performing selected skits from both Willy Wonka Junior and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the senior group’s production, from noon to 4 p.m. at Haney Place Mall. The same will take place the following Saturday at Valley Fair Mall.

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The pattern is usually the same. An affable man or woman endears themselves to a community, be it a church or temple and gains the trust of its members. In time, he convinces many to invest in a scheme, but eventually walks away with most of the money. “It’s the kind of fraud that happens to you when you least expect it,” says Brenda Lea, with the B.C. Securities Commission, an independent provincial agency responsible for regulating trading in securities. Called affinity fraud, it’s one of the fastestgrowing types of fraud in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. “It’s a kind of investment fraud in your own community. It happens with people you know and you

trust,” Lea explains. One of the biggest affinity cases in Canada involved the closelyknit Ismaili community, many of whom were duped by one of their own into investing $75 million in a scheme that involved a teeth whitening product. In 2012, former notary public Rashida Samji was accused of masterminding a Ponzi scheme that raised $83-million from 218 people who believed they were investing in a winery. Samji was a “prominent figure in the South Asian community in Vancouver and had attracted numerous investors,” RCMP said in a statement. She has since been charged with 28 counts of fraud and theft. In 2010, the British Columbia Securities Commission handed out its highest penalty ever to Sung Wan (Sean) Kim, an investment dealer who targeted members of a Korean religious community. Kim was ordered to

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‘Since elected, I’ve not heard complaint’ Smoking from front

The new set of rules would have extended the distance smokers must be from outside doors and windows from three metres, as set out in the B.C. Tobacco Control Act, to 7.5 metres. Ashlie said people have complained that three metres isn’t enough to keep smoke outside of buildings. Fraser Health has also been pushing for a greater distance. Other parts of the new bylaw would have banned smoking from beaches, playgrounds, picnic areas, skateboard parks or sports fields. According to a district video of the meeting, Couns. Corisa Bell, Michael Morden and Al Hogarth voted against the bylaw, as well as a motion by Coun. Bob Masse to defer the issue. Bell said she supported the new distances, but didn’t want to pass a bylaw that district may not be able enforce. A staff report describes the bylaw as having mainly an educational function. Instead, the district should just have an educational campaign, Bell added. “Since being elected, I’ve not heard one complaint about smoking.” She sees many smokers near downtown buildings that don’t get tickets from bylaw officers. Hogarth, a smoker, said exceeding the provincial distance could put the onus of enforcement on to the district. “I’m going to start defending myself as a smoker.” He said motor vehicles put out more carcinogens than his cigarette. “I think I’ve been pushed far enough,” he said earlier. To improve air quality, focus on building and vehicle emissions, he said. “I’m opposed to the cost of getting into that enforcement game,” added Morden, who also noted that people with medicinal marijuana licences can light up anywhere and that the B.C. law was adequate. “I just see that we’re going into a position here that has no good end.” With three voting against and Ashlie, Masse and Daykin in favour, the vote was tied, leading to the bylaw being defeated. Coun. Judy Dueck was absent. With the bylaw’s defeat, Maple Ridge’s old smoking bylaw from 1997 remains in place. That still allows smoking rooms in restaurants, pubs and work places, and allots 30 per cent of casino space for non-smokers.

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A smoker outside the Maple Ridge Business Centre. However, the bylaw is superceded by the B.C. Tobacco Control Act, which in 2008, banned all smoking indoors in any public or work space. It also set out the minimum distance of three metres from doors and windows and bans tobacco from school grounds. Fraser Health still favours the 7.5 metre-distance. “We don’t think it’s [three metres] is adequate. That’s why we’re promoting the 7.5 metres,” said Ken Shaw, manager for environmental health. But he hoped Maple Ridge might again try to pass the bylaw. Doing so would make it consistent with the City of Pitt Meadows, which already has the 7.5-metre distance. Daykin said he doesn’t know what will happen next. As mayor, he could bring the issue back to council for another at-

tempt. “It will be interesting to see what the public feedback is on it.” Ashlie said council has discussed the issue previously. “I never thought in a million years, this would be an issue.” She said the district has already taken on the enforcement of smoking rules and that bylaws can

focus on problem areas and start enforcement if there’s a problem. “There’s no lack of ability to enforce.” Most of the population, about 83 per cent of whom don’t smoke, are becoming more protective about their air space, she added. Port Moody and Surrey have supported the 7.5-metre smoking distance, while Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Delta and New Westminster only require three metres. Richmond and Chilliwack don’t have a smoking bylaw, instead relying entirely on the B.C. law. Starting with Manitoba and New Brunswick in 2004, Canadian provinces eventually outlawed all smoking in bars and restaurants.

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Turn out lights again for Earth Hour Earth Hour, the annual energy conservation event during which people turn out their lights for one hour, takes place this Saturday. B.C. Hydro is encouraging people to turn out lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. to support promote conservation and climate change. Last year, the District of Maple Ridge saw a drop of 2.5 per cent in the community electricity load, a 39 per cent improvement over the 2012 results. Pitt Meadows reduced consumption by 2.7 per cent, surpassing the provincial average of 1.96 per cent. Maple Ridge will again be turning off lights in the district’s corporate buildings as part of this year’s event. Hosted by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour takes place in 7,000 cities across 152 countries around the world.

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Request for Proposal PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REPLACEMENT FOR ALBION PARK RFP-PL14-22 The District of Maple Ridge (hereinafter referred to as “the District”) invites proposal submissions from interested and experienced parties for the removal of existing, and the design and construction of a new pedestrian bridge and staircase in Albion Park located at 24460 - 104 Avenue in Maple Ridge, B.C. Sealed Proposals are requested by the undersigned, on or before 2:00 P.M. Local Time, April 17, 2014 Nichole Walsh, Purchasing Supervisor The District of Maple Ridge 11995 Haney Place, Reception Desk (Main Floor) Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6A9 Proposals received after the preferred time of receipt may or may not be considered. A non-mandatory site visit will be held on: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 am. Attendance at the site visit is not mandatory to have your proposal considered. There will be no public opening for this Request for Proposal. Once a contract has been awarded the name(s) of the successful Proponent(s) will be available to anyone upon request. All submissions become the property of the District of Maple Ridge and are subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Legislation. The Request for Proposal document will be available for download on or after March 26, 2014 from BCBid at www.bcbid.ca. Proposal documents transmitted by facsimile machine or electronic media will not be considered. Questions regarding this Request for Proposal should be in writing to Nichole Walsh at nwalsh@mapleridge.ca or fax: 604-466-4328.

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Request for Proposal EQUESTRIAN TRAIL BRIDGE WORKS: REFURBISHMENTS AND REPLACEMENTS RFP-PL14-20 The District of Maple Ridge (hereinafter referred to as “the District”) invites proposal submissions from interested and experienced parties for the removal of existing, and the design, construction or refurbishment of four (4) equestrian trail bridges located in Maple Ridge, B.C. Sealed Proposals are requested by the undersigned, on or before 2:00 P.M. Local Time, April 16, 2014: Nichole Walsh, Purchasing Supervisor The District of Maple Ridge 11995 Haney Place, Reception Desk (Main Floor) Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6A9 Proposals received after the closing time may or may not be considered. A non-mandatory site visit will be held on Wednesday April 2, 2014 starting at 9:00 am beginning at the Cordin Bridge site which is accessed from Fern Crescent east of 232nd Street via 128 Avenue and Mill Street., travel next to Hermit Bridge access off 124 Ave at 264 Street, then to Rainbow Ridge East access off 277 Street north of 104 Avenue and will conclude at the Lower George’s Way Bridge access off 256 St north of 102 Ave., Maple Ridge, B.C. There will be no public opening for this Request for Proposal. Once a contract has been awarded the name(s) of the successful Proponent(s) will be available to anyone upon request. All submissions become the property of the District and are subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Legislation. The Request for Proposal document will be available for download on or after March 26, 2014 from BCBid at www.bcbid.ca. Proposal documents transmitted by facsimile machine or electronic media will not be considered. Questions regarding this Request for Proposal should be in writing to Nichole Walsh at nwalsh@mapleridge.ca or fax: 604-466-4328.

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Farmland reserve gets split into two But local areas won’t be affected by Phil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett stirred up a hornet’s nest last summer when he said that the Agricultural Land Reserve boundaries may change. But the announcement Tuesday on the core review of the land reserve didn’t hint at redrawing lines, apart from an ongoing review in the east Kootenays. “There are no wholesale changes coming,” said Maple Ridge-Pitt Mead-

ows MLA Doug Bing. The Agricultural Land Commission will remain independent and keep protecting farmland, he added. The results of the core review, though, do call for splitting the reserve into two areas: Zone 1 will include the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan; Zone 2 applies to ALR throughout the rest of the province. In the latter, there will be more flexibility for “non-agricultural, homebased businesses.” Non-farm uses will not be considered in the Island, South Coast and Okanagan regions, but “value added” activities

such as food processing on farmland are being considered across the province, Bennett said. As for Zone 1, which includes Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, farmland status will remain the same, with decisions still made under the original principle, to protect farmland, according to a release. Former NDP agricultural critic Michael Sather is still skeptical. “It’s hard to say, because there was lots of talk about changes in the northeast to assist energy companies. But, “It doesn’t sound as bad and maybe it isn’t.” Delta South independent MLA Vicki Hun-

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tington called the Interior zone change “deceitful and a betrayal of the public trust,” and accused the government of removing its obligation to consult with the ALC chair on new panel appointments. Current NDP agriculture critic Nicolas Simons was forced by the speaker to withdraw the term “deceitful” from his remarks in the legislature, as he accused Bennett of keeping the changes secret until after last year’s election. “The fundamental principle is that the reserve was set up for the entire province, not for zones here and zones there,” Simons said. Bennett said the only change to the Interior zones is the addition of “social and economic” factors in considering permitted uses. He gave the example from his Kootenay constituency of a market garden operator who was refused permission to build a second home on an unproductive part of the property so the next generation could take over the business. However, SFU geography master’s graduate Kelly Baldwin said that allowing other uses on farmland can lead to its fragmentation and loss of use for farming. She added that allowing secondary uses on ALR land may make it easier to remove from the reserve later. “It is easier to push projects like Site C through, for instance, if you can argue in a political arena that the land within the ALR is not used for farming at the current time.” Rhonda Driediger, chair of the B.C. Agricultural Council and operator of Driediger Farms in Langley, said she is looking forward to the changes that will allow development of new revenue. “The ALC is old and it hasn’t been updated in a long time,” Driediger said. “On a day-to-day basis it makes it very difficult in farming, especially when you’re looking to be progressive.” Faye Street, general manager of Kootenay Livestock Association, congratulated the ministers “for having the three Bs in the male anatomy to get this done – starting at the brain, backbone and work your way down.” Street said young farmers are not entering the industry under the current conditions, and allowing them supplementary income will help maintain the farmers. – with Black Press files.


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A massive 51,895 will park a new car on their driveway, 32,312 will house a sport ute in their garage, while another 28,395 will opt for a truck out front. Keith Morgan

Driveway readers to spend billions to buy a new set of wheels Driveway readers are in the mood to splash out an astonishing $3.6 billion-plus of their hard-earned cash to buy new vehicles this year. This is not some by Keith Morgan wild, optimistic prediction but a solid forecast based on what our readers revealed in a comprehensive survey conducted on behalf of Black Press by Pulse Research, a company with 30 years of experience in asking the right questions of consumers. In a series of wide-ranging interviews, Black Press newspaper readers from all over the province gave Pulse a comprehensive account of their spending plans. Their intention to spend $53.1 million on fish and chips, $45.8 million on tooth whitening, $13.1 million on tattoos or piercing, $9.1 million on pet toys and $1.9 million on tuxedos, raised some smiles. But the auto spending intent grabbed our serious attention. A massive 123,275 households will take vehicles for a spin and sign on the dotted line. A massive 51,895 will park a new car on their driveway, 32,312 will house a sport ute in their garage, while another 28,395 will opt for a truck out front. Most people surveyed knew what kind of wheels they would be looking for and what they were prepared to pay.

The sticker price range for most folks is $25Reacting to the Black Press/Pulse report he said: “Customers today are clearly taking advantage $30,000. However, premium car sellers will be of one of the most exciting times in automotive pleased that 13,708 plan to spend an average history. Dealers across BC are focusing like of $45,000 on one of their products. Another never before on creating a better buying expe7,883 will shell out an average of $64,413 for rience – a more enjoyable, more informed and refined vehicles in the $50-$75,000 price range. entertaining experience on-site and In addition, 2,937 more will spend online. It’s almost as if dealers are an average of $82,448 on luxury putting on mini Auto Shows every marques. day of the week!” An eco-conscious 11,750 houseHe continued: “There are more holds will fork out more than than 350 new car dealerships $30 grand for a hybrid or electric across the province, and new vehicle. Utilitarian minivans top ones popping up all the time, the shopping list at 9,791 homes, making this industry one of BC’s with budgets a shade under $30,000. Customers today most important. Not only because they generate more than $10 bilWe even discovered that readers are clearly taking lion annually in economic activity, would spend another $2 billion advantage of one but also because they employ on car servicing, preventive of the most exciting directly and indirectly, more than maintenance, oil changes and times in automotive 34,000 full-time people in the after-market products. Good more than 50 communities that history. news for used car sales: 105,750 they serve. The buying intent of households are prepared to spend Blair Qualey Black Press readers is terrific President of the New Car $1.69 billion on pre-owned, Dealers Association of BC news for our members and the nearly new, or whatever the curBC economy. rent parlance is for second-hand “I can hardly wait for the next few years. vehicles as they used to be called! Buckle up; it’s going to be an exciting ride.” Last week, Blair Qualey, the president of the Count on the Driveway team to supply you the New Car Dealers Association of BC, talked best and most current information each week, about the importance of his industry to this and on the drivewaycanada site, to help you province in his column here about the Vanmake the right decision in your car purchase. couver International Auto Show, which runs kmorgan@drivewaybc.ca until Sunday,

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It also incorporates versions of Fiesta got “Top driver’s knee airbag helps versions ofit Fiesta got “Top es Although European roots, the North Safety Pick” ratings based of ‘pull-drift compensation’ prevent leg injuries and Safety Pick” ratings based of American of Fiesta is feature to help the Fiesta better positions the driver crash test version results done by the crash test results done by the Dr. Patrick O’Brien CIM in Mexico.Institute It comesforin track straighter in strong side IIHS (Insurance Institute for to survive a serious frontal IIHS (Insurance de made aHighway five-door hatchback body, winds and another feature, impact. It’s also constructed Safety). Highway Safety). plus a four-door sedan. called ‘active nibble control,’ to comply with European On the down side, Consumer l,’ On the down side, Consumer The 2011rated Fiesta also“below came in dampens wheel/road vibrapedestrian (impact) safety Reports Fiesta Reports rated Fiesta “below S, SE, SEL and SES trim levels. tions at the steering wheel. requirements. average” for reliability. . average” for reliability. 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For more information about player registration or sponsorship opportunities please contact event chair Mike Murray at mwmurray@shaw.ca torque is 112 ft-lb keypad entry also became ment. Good looking and at fun5,000 to Good looking and fun to rpm. Fuel consumption is new options on SE, SEL and A tilt and telescopic steering drive, Ford Fiesta is a miserly d drive, Ford Fiesta is a miserly at 6.9 the a wheel is another unexpected SES. The top SEL and SES trim fuel user and small car with a fuel user andL/100 smallkm carinwith im rated city 5.1 L/100 km on standard on all versions of Fi- levels were replaced with a lot toand offer. a lot to offer. the highway (which is about new Titanium trim package esta. The electric-assist steere 56 mpg) withbob.mchugh@ the optional for 2013. ing system has progressively bob.mchugh@ automatic. drivewaybc.ca firmer feel as vehicle speed Both sedan and hatchback drivewaybc.ca just can’t keep it anymore,” I lied. 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I told him I had another Turns out he was looking for a used car as from a standing start and the buyer interested (another lie), and that he had he’d recently given his car to his grandson. mid-range power available to make a decision right away. He just needed something basic. is also impressive, for a small With no hesitation, he got a bank draft and “This is your lucky day!” I told him. I gave him the keys. Like I promised, I threw The old fellow was around my father-in-law’s engine. age * – close to 80. He walked with a cane and in the new tire gauge. Marty gave me a wink The standard transmission is and slowly drove off. had two ear pieces. I was practically shouting a five-speed manual, but the to him. What an easy sale. Another foolish customer, I thought. No optional PowerShift six-speed history report to keep me on my toes. And I decided to give him a ride and show him the automatic was a completely worse, he needs to get it inspected, registered car. 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There are four trims of 200 available. First is the LX and that has a starting MSRP of $22,995. Then there’s the Limited, the S and the top-of-the-line C model. Regardless of trim, each comes with an industry first, also known as a nine-speed automatic transmission. My day started behind the wheel of the Limited trim with the 2.4L, four-cylinder MultiAir engine (MSRP $24,995). This powerplant produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque. The interior reflects that of thoughtful craftsmanship and design. Soft touch materials are used throughout and the layout is easy on the eyes, not to mention the abundance of cubbyholes in which to place personal items. On a side note, the interior colour combinations drew inspiration from various American cities. For example, the all black interior pays homage to New York City, the Linen and Black is California and the Blue and Black on the S model to Detroit. The centre stack can be adorned with either a fiveinch touch screen or the optional 8.4-inch. To me, the five-inch screen seemed a little small, so I’d invest in the larger version. That said, it was still highly functional and easy to use. On the road, the 2.4L Limited shines brightest when on the highway and on long stretches of pavement. It has ability in the twists and turns. But to really get a dynamic feel, you’d need to opt for the S or C trim to put it in the Sport mode. In that case, you get a different suspension setup and steering feel to really allow you to have more fun in the captain’s chair. Back to the 2.4L though. In the city, I felt I didn’t need much more power. Steering feel is light and allows to car the move with ease at slow speeds and gingerly into parking spots. Overall, a pleasant drive. The second half of my day was consumed with the V6. The award winning 3.6L, Pentastar V6 packs 295 horsepower underneath its sparkling new hood. For a driver’s car, this is the one I’d pick. What’s more, you can configure this engine on all trims except the base LX. Additionally, you can opt for an all-wheel drive setup too. However, the AWD system needs to be paired with the V6. See Straub, p19


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thought the paint was going to come off. A year had past and I purchased many more items for the truck. A major car show was coming up soon and I decided I would put it in the back of the shop and work on it so I could enter it into the show. Giving up my truck for a month was tough and I had to make a few sacrifices to get around. My first car show was a hit. I came in second place and I was determined the following year I would be back with something they have never seen before. I poured most of my paychecks into my truck and took it off the road for two months to prepare for its transformation. I called up the owner of Interco Tire and asked about some Supper Swamper tires. He said he had a set of 44x18.5x15 tires in his office that nobody had seen before. I told him to send them to me and I would figure out what I had to do to fit them under the truck. When they came in, they looked big – so big I was getting worried. The custom leaf springs came back from the shop and I knew my calculations were correct. With all the

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Homeless, asleep on a park bench Ac t s of Faith by Bradley Christianson-Barker

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anadian artist Timothy Schmalz has become quite well know for a recent life-size sculpture of a person under a blanket sleeping on a park bench. It’s only when you get closer to the sculpture that you can see his nail-scarred feet, and you realize that you’re looking at a depiction of Jesus, homeless, asleep on a park bench. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. In one swift moment, we are confronted with our treatment for those who have been forgotten and pushed to the margins of our society. We are confronted with our Christianity, our religiosity that has often replaced God’s value for life and every individual. The image provokes more thought and compassion than entire books written on faith,

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and it calls for more action than a pastor can inspire on any given Sunday. Last month, a replica was placed outside a church in a suburban North Carolina college town, and controversy quickly followed. Why? Because homeless don’t “belong” in our town, Jerry Dawson wrote to the local editor of davidsonnews.net: “My complaint is not about its art-worthiness ... It is about people driving into our beautiful, reasonably upscale neighborhood and seeing an ugly homeless person sleeping on a park bench.” Dawson is speaking about a statue, but I couldn’t help but hear the reverberations in Maple Ridge of people speaking about others in the same way. “Homeless Jesus” demands that we see the dignity and humanity in every individual, calling us to recognize the face of Jesus in everyone and that each are reflecting the image of God.

“Homeless Jesus” calls our attention to the role of the Church and individuals, to be a light in this world, to bring the Kingdom of God here, to be a reflection of God in our community. If we recognize the face of Jesus in every individual, even those who are homeless, criminals, addicts, then we begin to do just that, reflect God’s love in our world. That’s what following Christ is really about. When we value life as God does, it changes the way we think about and live our Christian faith. Jesus summarized our call, “Love God ... Love people.” In doing that, everything falls into place. All of the religiosity disappears. See the face of God in every individual, and the world changes. Faith changes. And people notice.   Bradley Christianson-Barker is pastor at Open Door Church.

“The Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears is committed to the well being of everyone in our communities, but we do focus a lot of energy on our youth. We recognize that Alouette Addiction Services does a tremendous amount of outreach work, helping our youth, and we are proud to support them in their efforts.” Alouette Addiction Services is a non-profit agency in Maple

Ridge that provides free counselling to anyone affected, directly or indirectly, by drug or alcohol abuse and mental health issues. “With this funding, we can increase our programming for youth and parents and we are absolutely thrilled that the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears chose to donate to us,” said Annika Polegato, executive director for Alouette Addiction Services.

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Design and livability combine at Sixth + Willow By Kerry Vital

The ultimate modern lifestyle has arrived in Vancouver at Sixth + Willow, a townhouse community from Kenstone Properties that has people talking. The curving weathered steel screen on the exterior is something unique in the area and has inspired a lot of interest. “We were inspired by the location, and the busyness and traffic along 6th Avenue,” says Kenstone’s director Edwin Liang.

“It references the speed and movement of cars; it’s almost like an armour.” The weathered steel screen on the exterior of the development also filters out noise from the streets around it, and allows for residents to look out while hiding their home from view. It’s been garnering a lot of buzz. “People don’t really understand it,” says Liang. “While we were constructing it, people would stop to look at it, and

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people in the neighbourhood ask about it. There have been a lot of questions. Sometimes people think we’re being funky for the sake of it, but that’s not the case here.” The screen has already been installed, and the weathering steel will continue to oxidize and attain a rusty patina, adding to the beauty of the architecture. “You’re witnessing a process,” says Liang. “The process isn’t as beautiful as the finished product. These homes were designed and developed to be experienced in person.” Liang notes that Kenstone’s end goal is to create enduring value for their homeowners, and this will continue at Sixth + Willow. “We concentrate on the livability of our projects,” he says. “We build something different.” Inside, the townhomes have been built to ensure tons of natural light and afford beautiful views. Homeowners are within walking distance of tons of amenities, including dining, shopping, leisure and recreation. For more information about Sixth + Willow, visit www. sixthandwillow.com.

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Anthem Properties and Beedie Living are developing a master-planned community in Burnaby’s Metrotown area called Station Square that will eventually encompass five towers and plenty of retail and commercial space. The homes themselves are spacious and open, with breathtaking views of the surrounding neighbourhood.

Master-planned living at Burnaby’s Station Square By Kerry Vital

Anthem Properties and Beedie Living have teamed up to bring Station Square to Burnaby’s Metrotown neighbourhood. With a fantastic location, beautiful homes and plenty of amenities, it’s no surprise that people from all over the Lower Mainland are flocking to it. “Burnaby is a sought-after city to live in,” says Greg Zayadi, vice-president of sales and marketing for Anthem Properties. “This is an incredible little neighbourhood we’re creating.” The second tower at Station Square will open for sale in mid-May, and will be a 48-storey building encompassing 443 condominium homes. “The first tower has been a huge success,” says Zayadi. “There’s a huge amount of interest in the next tower.” Zayadi says that Anthem will offer the same beautiful features as in the first tower, but with a few changes, including slightly different floorplans.

Station Square will eventually include five towers and tons of retail and commercial space. Among the confirmed tenants are Rexall, Save On Foods, TD Canada Trust and Caffe Artigiano. There will also be direct access to SkyTrain and transit. If you choose to venture off your property, the Metrotown neighbourhood offers plenty of options for shopping, dining, leisure and recreation. The architecture at Station Square will be distinctive and modern, with bay windows and plenty of glass and concrete. “The tower has been inspired by New Yorkstyle art deco skyscrapers and is intended to stand proudly in its own right, appearing taller than it actually is by incorporating vertical elements such as the deco top, bay window and superframe elements,” according to architect Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc. Due to the height of the building, homeowners at Station Square’s second tower will have breathtaking views. Inside, modern gourmet kitchens feature stainless-steel appliances, contemporary flatpanel laminate cabinetry with under-cabinet recessed puck lighting and quartz countertops with marble accents. Wood laminate flooring throughout the living areas and bedrooms and ceilings up to nine feet in height continue the luxurious theme, while the bathrooms are spa-like and

relaxing, with quartz countertops, a soaker tub and a frameless glass shower surround in select bathrooms. Homeowners will have access to plenty of amenities, including nearly an acre of indoor and outdoor space, Zayadi says. The first and second tower will share some of their

amenities, including an infrared sauna, fitness facility, entertainment lounge with a gourmet kitchen, indoor/outdoor seating and outdoor dining areas and a reflecting pool. Homes start in the $250,000 range. For more information, visit www.stationsquare.ca or call 604-689-3040.


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Roses for people who hate roses

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f you were to ask people who purport to hate roses exactly what it is they dislike about these popular flowering shrubs and climbers, most of them would complain about the constant cultural problems.

They generally like the beautiful flowers, the scintillating fragrance and long blooming season, but hate the disease issues. And as most gardeners know in wet coastal British Columbia – fighting black spot, powdery mildew and rust can be a bit of an ongoing challenge, and many people just don’t want to have to constantly spray fungicides. There are a couple of reasons why this disease problem is so severe, one being our often challenging wet weather, the other that many of the new roses are being bred and tested in California, where they thrive on the heat and drier climate. When those same roses goes north, it is often a different story. However, there is some hope, and it comes from Pan American Nursery, which supplies local garden centres with a new line of disease-resistant roses called Clean ‘n Easy. These Kordes roses have been rigorously tested for their beautiful flower display, excellent vigour and, above all, disease resistance. There are seven cultivars in this collection, including three floribundas and four hybrid teas – ‘Archbishop Desmond Tutu’ (red); ‘Poseidon’ (lavender); ‘Brothers Grimm’ (pink/ orange blend); ‘Wedding Bells’ (pink);

Courtesy of Pan America Nursery

Rosa ‘Brother’s Grimm’ (left) and Rosa ‘Wedding Bells.’

‘Grande Amore’ (red); ‘Souvenir de Baden Baden’ (pink); and ‘Winter Sun’ (yellow). These come to us from W. Kordes Sohne (W. Kordes’ Sons), a family run German nursery with 125 years of experience breeding disease-resistant roses. This dynasty began in 1887 with Wilhelm Kordes, who started a rose breeding nursery in northern Germany. His goal was to create roses that thrive in the local climate (which is similar to our own) and he began by breeding with European natives such as Rosa canina, R. spinosissima and R. rubiginosa, and eventually expanded to hardy Asian species such as R. wichurana and Rosa rugosa.

His son, Wilhelm the Second, successfully crossed the latter two species to create a new class of hardy, glossy-leaved roses called Kordesii, which was later used extensively in the development of the Canadian Explorer Series. Wilhem Jr.’s son Reimer was responsible for breeding such rose standards as ‘Iceberg’ (white floribunda), ‘Antike 89’ (white/rose blend climber), ‘Golden Holstein’ (yellow floribunda) and ‘Alchymist’ (apricot climber or shrub). During the 1950s and ’60s, the third generation of Kordes, including Reimer, Hermann the Second and Werner, reached the peak of

production, growing upwards of four million roses a year. Today, W. Kordes Sohne is being run by the fourth generation, but they have kept to their core commitment of producing disease resistant varieties, as they have not sprayed their test garden roses at all for the past 20 years, just so they can see the true results of their breeding. The latter program includes crossing 50,000 new varieties each year. That will ultimately yield between four to six new cultivars for the market, and even these must go through a rigorous eight- to 10-year testing period. So, as you can see, it is no small

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$

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#36 - 21960 River Rd., Maple Ridge

Spacious end unit townhome over 1100 sqft, with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths in a well maintained Foxborough Hills. Large living rm w/gas fireplace, laminate flooring, stainless appli’s, eating bar, and remodeled cabinets and countertops Call Dave

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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

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558,800

$

BRAND NEW LISTING 23951 104 Ave., Maple Ridge

Gorgeous basement entry w/spiral staircase, tile roof & central A/C! 4 bdrms on main floor. Bright South facing plan. Oversize den down perfect for home biz, plus 2 bdrm in-law suite. Located between schools, parks, & rec! Call John

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469,900

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JUST HIT THE MARKET 20270 Chigwell St., Maple Ridge

Former show home in Riverside Estates. Meticulous owners means it still shows incredibly well! Open plan with impressive kitchen & open layout. Full partly finished open bsmt awaits your ideas. Don’t dilly dally on this one. Call John

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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

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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

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355,900

TRANQUIL SETTING IN WALNUT GROVE #15 20761 Telegraph Trail, Langley

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$

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

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415,900

$

QUIET CUL-DE-SAC CLOSE TO TOWN 11391 230 St., Maple Ridge

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569,900

$

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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

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GATED COMPLEX BORDERS CASTLE PARK #24 920 Citadel Dr., Port Coquitlam

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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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888,800

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YOU HAVE ARRIVED! 21294 122B Ave., Maple Ridge

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JUST MOVE IN! #113 - 1195 Pipeline Road, Coquitlam

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499,900

ONE OF A KIND 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

179,000

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#218 33280 E Bourquin Cr., Abbotsford

Gorgeous 2 bdrm, 2 bath unit in centrally located Emerald Springs, a well maintained 35+ building within walking distance to shopping, transit and Mill Lake! Updates: laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, new appliances, fixtures and vanity. 1 parking spot and 1 storage locker. Call Dave

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534,900

$

OVER 1/4 ACRE IN KANAKA 10445 Tamarack Cres., Maple Ridge

Need some elbow room? Be the first to see this new listing! Huge rm sizes on all 3 floors, spiral staircase & awesome design detail. Bright Southern views out front and 230’ long lot backs on greenbelt. Super neighbourhood. Call John

267,900

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#412 32729 Garibaldi Dr., Abbotsford

Spotless east facing 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath PENTHOUSE unit of almost 1200 sqft with all the bells & whistles. Mt Baker view, gorgeous finishing with hardwood flooring, granite counters, tall shaker cabinets, stainless appliances, f/p with stone facade. Call Dave

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249,900

VACANT - MOTIVATED SELLER #24 20630 118 Ave., Maple Ridge

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564,900

$

CUSTOM BUILT BEAUTY 8337 Shimek, Mission

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MLS# V1036391

355,500

$

MODERN HOUSE IN TOWN #2 12169 228th St., Maple Ridge

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ALMOST NEW! 8562 Cedar Street, Mission

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Paul Stanfield (left) of the Ridge Meadows Bruins third division rugby team finishes off a tackle against a member of the Abbotsford Rugby Club during a game on Saturday at the Thomas Haney sports field. The Bruins lost 32-19. The Ridge Meadows squad is on the road this weekend. Saturday they take on UBC at Wolfson Field, at 11:30 a.m. Colleen Flanagan THE NEWS

Close to home – pitcher chooses Thunderbirds Softball player Emma Tuson was flattered when U.S. colleges came calling. She was on the verge of becoming a pitcher playing out a scholarship in the prestigious NCAA. Schools in Phoenix and Hawaii were interested. But unlike most of the elite scholar-athletes in the province, Tuson is putting education ahead of sports. She chose the UBC Thunderbirds. “I wanted to stay close to home, and I like Vancouver,” said Tuson. “My education is really important to me, to set me on a path to a good career.” She has a 3.8 GPA (about one B for every three As) at Thomas Haney secondary, and wants to get a business degree. Then it will be off to law school. The Sauder School of

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Business at UBC is one of the topranked programs in the country, so that’s the main attraction. Tuson would probably earn similar letter grades as a pitcher. Her favourite pitch is her A-plus curveball, but she also has a moving fastball, complimented by a deceptive changeup that leaves hapless hitters reaching and flailing. Last year she started playing with the Burnaby Oakeys, and the pitching coaches taught her some new tricks – a rise ball, and a screwball. The latter is like a rise ball, but with some additional break. Playing in an elite program, against tough U.S. competition, she could see her game go to a new level. “It started to click.” In the Acers tournament in Seattle, she was thrown in against the tough Northwest Sidewinders team, tossing five innings without giving up a run.

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Rock ’n Rope competition at The Rock Wall (locals) Difficulty Competition Results Youth D (11 & Under) Girls: 2nd Anya Soon-Kozak 3rd Chloe Conaghan 4th Lauren Larbalester Youth C (12/13 yrs) Girls: 4th Sydney Hennessey 7th Elise Muller 8th Sharon Szogi Youth C (12/13 yrs) Boys: 1st Greg Brown 2nd Will Antle Youth B (14/15 yrs) Girls: 5th Kari Jurick Youth B (14/15 yrs) Boys: 1st Jakob Plamondon 7th Jack Chisholm 8th Alexander Ratner Youth A Female 2nd Taylor Forsyth 3rd Breanna Matheson Youth A Male 2nd Jake Forsyth Open Women 3rd Christy Spurrell 6th Sammy Bell (Mission) 10th Laura Siemens Recreational Men: 1st Stefano Buckley,  (Fort Langley) Experienced Men: 1st Mike Wasend  Speed Competition Results Youth D (11 & Under) Girls: 1st Anya Soon-Kozak 2nd Lauren Larbalester Youth C (12/13 yrs) Girls: 2nd Elise Muller 3rd Sharon Szogi Youth C (12/13 yrs) Boys: 1st  Greg Brown 2nd Will Antle Youth B (14/15 yrs) Boys: 1st Jakob Plamondon 2nd Jack Chisholm Youth A Female 1st  Taylor Forsyth Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS 2nd Breanna Matheson Youth A Male 1st Jake Forsyth  Breanna Matheson (left) of Maple Ridge competes in speed climbing at the Rock Open Women Tri Cities Meadows News Wall Climbing Gym’s Rock n’ Rope event on Saturday. 2nd Christy Spurrell- Maple Ridge/Pitt

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HOWEY, Keith Richard 1963 - 2014 With sad hearts we announce Keith’s sudden passing at Maple Ridge Hospital on March 10, 2014. Keith was born in Saskatoon, Sask. but lived in Maple Ridge for many years. He leaves to miss him his daughters Chelsea and Emily who were the bright lights in his life. He loved them both so much and was very proud of the young women they had become. Their mother Cindy, aunt Natalie and grandmother Elizabeth, as well as his mother Flora (Dennis), his brother Bill (Carol), sisters Karen and Brenda (Silvano), nephews Kurtis, Brendan, Nico, Nigel, and Willy and niece Savannah. Gone before him, his Dad Bill and his loving Grandma Elsie and Grandpa Wilfred. There are as well Keith’s friends, who are too numerous to mention. He touched many lives through his work at Tree of Life, his landscaping business Howey Enterprises, his hockey and baseball teams, those from school, the One Way club and A.A. Keith was known as a man with a big heart, always willing to listen, lend a hand, and share a laugh. He was a good and loyal friend. There will be a Celebration of Life, to be held by his girls, at a later date, where those who were close to Keith can gather to say goodbye. He loved to be out on the water, enjoying nature and fishing. For those wishing, donations can be made in Keith’s name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to: www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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Four months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, Anthony te Boekhorst passed away peacefully on the first day of spring at the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack BC. Anthony was born in the Netherlands on February 24, 1933 and spent his early years in the Dutch East Indies. He returned to the Netherlands with his parents just in time to see the start of the Second World War. Nine years after the war Anthony graduated from Technical College and following a short stint in the army, he married his high school sweetheart. The couple soon emigrated to Vancouver where they had three sons. After working as an electrical engineer Anthony felt a change was needed, so a decision was made to attend UBC medical school. Once completing his internship at VGH, he and his family moved to Maple Ridge where he opened his general practice. Shortly thereafter he found a different approach to healing was in order, so Anthony’s practice turned to treating both the mind and body. The sea was a passion for Anthony and after retiring from his practice he enjoyed four years as a cruise ship Doctor. Anthony spent the last years of his life in Chilliwack with his wife, Johanna. As per Anthony’s wish his body has been donated to the UBC medical school. By his request there will not be a service. Anthony is survived by his wife Johanna, his brother Jan and family, his three sons Michael (Cheryl), David (Jody), Derrick (Teresa) and four grandchildren Megan, Jobyna, Derrick, and Hunter.

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ORSER, Harry Arnold We sadly announce the passing of our father, husband and grandfather after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Harry was born in Hartland New Brunswick Aug 19, 1930. The youngest of seven children. He moved to the west coast at the age of 19. He spent most of his working life driving gravel trucks. He also enjoyed fishing and camping. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Marlene, sons Stephen in Victoria, and Michael in Maple Ridge and one brother Blair (Anne) in Fredericton. Also grandchildren Sarah, Melissa, Brett, Khyl and Kaitlyn. Special thanks to the staff of Maple Ridge Seniors Village for caring for Dad over the last few years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca STINSON, George Samuel In loving memory of George Stinson who passed away in Mission Hospital on March 19, 2014 at the age of 91. George lived a long and full life. While serving overseas (World War II) with the R.A.C.F. he met and married the love of his life Kate. George worked as a logger for many years. He lived in Haney and then Mission, B.C. He was very active in sports, baseball, lacrosse, hang-gliding and golfing. He will be dearly missed. His quick wit was appreciated by all. Predeceased by his loving wife Kate and his sister Dorothy. Survived by his sons John (Jacquie), Billy. Grandchildren Natasha (Dean Fraser), Richard (Tara), Tyler and Bobby. Great grandchildren Landon and Madeleine. His brothers Fred, John (Joceilyn), Bob (Mary), sisters Maureen Holmgren, Pat (Don McPhee) and numerous nieces, nephews & friends. The family would like to thank his caregivers, (especially Tina), for their dedicated loving care during his last years.

ZARECKI, Theodore Passed away March 25, 2014. He joins his wife Rella, brother Myron and sister Pauline. Lovingly remembered by his children Walter (Louise), Terry (Lynne), Deb (Norm), John (DeeDee) and grandchildren Steven, Cheryl, Jason, Eric and Trevor and 6 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Tues., April 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s) 11969-216th Street, Maple Ridge. A special thank you to the staff at McKenney Creek Hospice and to all the visitors. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or McKenney Creek Hospice would be greatly appreciated.

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Mature couple wanted for contract to manage and operate Âżshing resort. Non-smokers. No pets. Varied duties. Phone for particulars. 250-493-3535 Unifab Industries in Grand Forks, BC, is actively hiring qualified Fabricators and Welder/Fitters. Competitive wages and benefits.

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Moving Sale Saturday March 29th 9am - 3pm 10653 KIMOLA WAY Dryer, microwave, household items, moose hide, books, bookcases, bird bath & lots of misc items etc.

You'll find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds! 604-575-5555

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure NO Wood byproducts used

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY

604-465-3189

551

GARAGE SALES

MOVING SALE Unit 5, 24185-106B Ave. Maple Ridge Sale in Basement Pls come to front door Sat. March 29 / 9am - 3pm Loads of Clothing - Men’s Large, Women’s Med & Large - excellent cond. + other household items. Brand new - dark brown leather sofa + 2 seater with brass studs, seldom used + 2 solid wood side tables & lamps. PITT MEADOWS

Everything Must Go!

A-Z Renovations

meadowslandscapesupply.com

604-467-6065

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

Moving / Garage Sale

RIGHTCHOICE

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

All types of Roofing Repairs Free Estimates

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

LANDSCAPING DESIGN / INSTALLATION and MAINTENANCE

.Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

PAINT SPECIAL

.A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437

Strata, Commercial & Residential, Pavers, Walls, Spring Garden Clean-ups, New Lawns & top dressing & Drainage.

Residential / Commercial INSURED - FREE ESTIMATES

Prompt Delivery Available

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

604-728-3009

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blackpress.ca X bclocalnews.com

1-800-663-5847

“Award Winning Renovations” 32 Years of Experience

GREENSKEEPERS

If you are looking for a change and would like to join a dynamic group, kindly forward your resume to:

We thank all those whom are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Free Turf st

Call Keith McDonald

281

EAGLE ROOFING

25 yrs in roofing industry

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

Your previous work experience will include role(s) in credit and/or collections with a focus in customer care. We are looking for candidates who have a minimum 2 years experience in a comparable role.

Competition closes: March 31, 2014

We Sell Weed...

Running this ad for 10yrs

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

STARBRUSH PAINTING

287

PROFESSIONAL FLOOR INSTALLATIONS

The skill set you bring to the team will include a professional telephone manner, effective time management techniques, efficient computer knowledge including Microsoft Office suite and an entry-level competency of accounting.

Black Press Group Ltd. Attn: Stephen Gregorig, Credit Manager Box 3600 Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5 sgregorig@blackpress.ca

604.465.2944

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

.proworks

POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

A name you can trust

Free estimates

We are looking to add an assertive, personable Credit and Collection Specialist to our team. This is a permanent, full time position.

*TOP SOIL *GRAVEL

Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate.

HELP WANTED

Credit Officer

www.paintspecial.com

.FENCE & DECK INSTALLATIONS www.yorkshiretimberwise.ca 604-377-7017

604-618-6401 Marcel

Licensed * Bonded * Insured

130

www.paylesspropainting.com

Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

Cleaning

Serving Tri City 34 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days

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

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

Commercial

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

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

Reasonable rates 16 yrs. exp.

Call Ian 604-724-6373

$45/Hr

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

Spring EXT/INT SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

CLEANING SERVICES

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

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Pay-Less Pro Painting

FREE ESTIMATES

Intex Janitorial & Maintenance Services

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147

257

PRESSURE WASHING

604-537-4140

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

236

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

DESIGN

3 Ladies Cleaning Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

HELP WANTED

338

MOUNTAIN-MOVERS.ca

.Brothers Moving -604-720-0931

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

130

MOVING & STORAGE

604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656

HERFORT CONCRETE

candymassage.blogspot.com/

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Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service

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

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

Home Cleaning Services

604-789-1725

171

MISC SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Sat & Sun, Mar 29 & 30 9am - 3pm. 12095 250 St.Maple Ridge

Downsizing / Moving Sale Saturday & Sunday

March 29th & 30th, 9am-3pm Some furniture; comm. shelving; some tools; shop storage, bins & containers, plumbing supplies and lots more.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

TREE SERVICES

REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

2014 SRI 2 bdrm, den, 2 bath double wide in Langley 55+ park $134,888. Chuck 604-830-1960

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

Abacus Roofing.info Asphalt roofs, Re & Re, Shake conversions *30yrs Exp.

Call Chris

for the best bargains around! bcclassified.com

356

Phone 604-575-5555

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

604-572-3733 www.tkhaulaway.com

GREAT LOCATION * Renovated Suites * .give and take tree service 778.872.8406

456

FEED & HAY

LOCAL HAY FOR SALE. First cut $6/bale. Good Quality! 60lb bale average. Pitt Meadows. Call 604-505-4087.

477

NEW 14 Wide in 55+ Mission Park $86,988 w/$550 pad rent. Pet OK. Chuck 604-830-1960

1 BEDROOM SUITE $610/mo Util + sec pkng extra No pets. Close to amen. 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.

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

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

DifďŹ culty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

Chihuahua pups, playful, M/F, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $600/$650. 604-794-5844

RENTALS

GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

700

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 604-626-9647

706

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

Professional Property Management Services

P.Meadows - Solaris Towers Concrete Hi-rise. *3 Bd+den on top oor, avail May 1st. $1750.

TOPSOIL

• • •

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

372

SUNDECKS

Woodland Decks W Design & Renovations W Decks W Fences W Stairs W Retaining walls W Railings Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.

604-351-6245

Call 604-464-7548 Visit our website for other rentals: www.proďŹ le-properties.com P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1000. 604-308-5665 LAB X PUPS, very eager, ready to go. $500. Call/text 604-845-3972 Chwk. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

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

548 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

374

TREE SERVICES

FURNITURE

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

Bright 1050sf. 2 Bdrm. 2 Bath, 3rd. flr. SW view. Corner unit. Exc. cond. 1 Secure U/Grnd prkg. Gas F/P, in-suite laundry. Lrg. balcony. N/P N/S. New paint, lighting, plumbing fixtures & flooring. $990 FREE GAS! Now. 604.889.8424 CTRL Maple Ridge $1200. 970SF,2 bdrm + den. 2 baths, 6 appl. NS/NP. Parking, clean. Avail April 1. 604-467-0371, walk to shop, ref req. RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

~ Since 1987 ~

Impeccably Clean!

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

No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.

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

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-626-9647

Suit Mature Adults 22330 McIntosh Avenue

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

SENIORS DISCOUNT 1/2 month Rent Free Ask manager for details.

MAPLE COURT I 22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715 &

MAPLE COURT II 22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

MAPLE RIDGE

1 Bdrm. $795/mo 2 Bdrm. $925/mo.

GARIBALDI Court (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.

Sorry No Pets For more info: google us. CRIME FREE BUILDING MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL. 1 bdrm apt. $750/mo incl heat, h/w. N/P. Available now. Call 604-476-6683.

SUNRISE 22292 122nd Avenue (604)349-5982 TWO bedrooms, 2 baths, 8th floors, nice views, corner unit, city center. 1030 sq. ft. living area , insuite laundry, $1100 per month including one parking. New renovation. #80311980 222nd Street, Gordon Towers, call Hanson at 604-250-2196 or email hanson_wan@hotmail.com for appointment.

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

604.465.7221 PORT COQUITLAM

Bright Clean & Spacious 2 Bdrm (corner suite) $925 New carpet, paint, appliances S Includes heat/hot water S 1.5 blocks to various bus stops S 2 blocks to Safeway/medical S City park across street S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550

NOTICE is hereby given that on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00pm at 11985-203rd St. Maple Ridge, B.C., the undersigned; Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. F108 - Kim Howcroft G026 - Sandra Moorhouse C201 - Steven Shortridge K039 - Tarryn Coetzee F066 - Jenny Jefferson C189 - Louis Kingma F072 - Lisa Marie Szonyi F005 - Lianne Kucey F006 - Lianne Kucey

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

HOMES FOR RENT CENTRAL MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm house - $1275/mo. 604-467-4583

NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Mogens George Julius Larsen aka George Larsen formerly of 12496 Colemore Street, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 5Z5 Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o ANDERSON & THOMPSON, Barristers & Solicitors, 22311 - 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2Z2; on or before May 1, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received.

MAPLE RIDGE 124/224 St. 3-bdrm rancher, newly reno’d. Close to all amens. N/p. Avail. now. $1450. (604)765-8355. MAPLE RIDGE Albion. 3Bdrms, 1.5 baths dble garage, lndry, kitchen w/island & fam/rm. N/S, N/P. Avail Apr15. $1495 +utils. 604-202-8000

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

Maple Ridge OfďŹ ce & Retail Space

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

Rick Medhurst Royal LePage Realty

746

Auto Loans. All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. www.badcreditguru.com or call 1.844.843.4878

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

604-463-3000

2003 VW JETTA DIESEL TDI, blue, no accid, heated seats, fully loaded, 92,000kms. $11,999. 604-751-6313

ROOMS FOR RENT

845

Kevin William Larsen & Susan Mary Larsen, Executors

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

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

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

Call 604-467-3944

METAL EXCHANGE WE BUY SCRAP METAL t$PQQFSt#SBTTt-FBE t"MVNJOVNFUD

WE BUY CARS

749

STORAGE

Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

AUTO FINANCING

1-604-358-8722

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

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

810

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

NEWER APARTMENTS

22334 - 117th Ave Phone 604-463-5660

The Scrapper

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

Glenwood Manor Apartments

(604)466-5799

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

1 Bdrm apts $750 2 Bdrm apts $800

Maple Ridge

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

845

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

AVAILABLE NOW Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE

AVAILABLE NOW

TRANSPORTATION

1/2 month Rent Free Ask manager for details.

(604)463-6841

Polo Club Apartments

Heat SH/W S Prkg S Avail. Now

MISC. FOR SALE

McIntosh Plaza

604.466.8404 (Erik)

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

560

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

ABBOTSFORD The Stonecroft 2350 Westerly St.

#1 Cash Buyer

ANYTHING OF VALUE

604-463-2236 604-463-7450

MAPLE RIDGE

CANE CORSO MASTIFF - pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet checked. Call 604-826-7634 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

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

BORDER / SHEPHERD. 1.5 year old male. Perfect for farm living. $100. Call Barb 604-803-9999.

GERMAN SHEPHERD P/B puppies 5 M, 2 F, all shots, ready now. $700 Call 604-889-8957 S.Surrey.

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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

PETS

DO YOU LOVE DOGS? We need loving foster homes for med.-lrg. sized dogs. 604.583.4237

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

Clean, very quiet, large,

PETS

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

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

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$875

Queen Anne Apts.

604-462-9009 Take a walk through the Classifieds

MAPLE RIDGE

809

SENIORS DISCOUNT

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

TRANSPORTATION

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604-467-7878

Pitt Meadows Marina 14179 Reichenback Rd

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

23359 Fisherman Rd, Albion Mon-Sat 8am-4pm www.fvme.com

Parking + Onsite Manager

604.465.7713

MAPLE RIDGE West, 1 bdrm, util’s & cable incl’d, share W/D, N/S, no party, on bus route, mature person, ref’s req’d $700/mo (604)466-2186

752

TOWNHOUSES

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1097/mo - $1199/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

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MAPLE RIDGE 256th. Fully furn’d 2 bdrm, f/p. $875/mo. Free cbl, hydro, ph. N/P. Avail now. (604)462-7491

WANTED TO RENT

WANTED for May 1st: 1 Bedroom apartment or suite in Maple Ridge with lease that allows pets.For quiet N/S lady. Ph: 604-380-3080 lv msg.

The following vehicles will be sold, as per the Warehouse Lien Act: 2002 Mazda Protege VIN# JM1BJ225021598582, registered owner, Elizabeth Anne Goetz, debt amount as of March 21, 2014 is $3920.64 2006 Honda Civic VIN# 2HGFG11386H005781, registered owner, Honda Canada Finance Inc (Lessor) Lorraine Saran Kidd (Lessee), debt amount as of March 21, 2014 is $13,800.13 1996 Ford 4WHDR VIN# 1FTHX26F6TEA44114, registered owner, Calvin Douglas Rees, debt amount as of March 21, 2014 is $1880.62 1988 Ford Mustang VIN# 1FABP41A6JF226115, registered owner, Calvin Douglas Rees, debt amount as of March 21, 2014 is $1873.51 If you have a claim to any of these vehicles please respond in writing by April 11, 2014 to: Maple Ridge Towing (1981) Ltd, 23283 McKay Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1B9.

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Year or semi-annual Rental Moorage

750

The following vehicles will be sold, as per the Warehouse Liens Act:

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

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Offer available March 26th - April 1 st, 2014 at all Thrifty Foods locations. Valid Club Thrifty Foods card must be presented at time of transaction. Excludes bonus points and purchases of prescriptions, lottery, tobacco, gift cards, Smile Cards and other goods and services as specified by Thrifty Foods. See program Terms and Conditions for complete details.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Maple Ridge News, March 28, 2014  

March 28, 2014 edition of the Maple Ridge News

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