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Paramedics respond to a drug overdose at the homeless camp on Cliff Avenue on Wednesday.
OD kit helps save life at Cliff camp By Phil M elnyc h u k firstname.lastname@example.org
A person suffering a drug overdose at the Cliff Avenue homeless camp Wednesday survived thanks to the help of a good samaritan prepared for such an emergency. Ambulance and firefighters responded to a call about the overdose at about 1:45 p.m. The person was found lying on the street just outside one of the tents, at the east end of the camp, which is behind the Salvation Army on Lougheed Highway. “One of the homeless people there had a Narcan kit,” said Dan Herbranson, civilian spokesman for the Ridge Meadows RCMP. “Certainly, the administration of this boost of Narcan [naloxone] went a long way to saving this person.” He didn’t have a name or age of the victim. The atmosphere was tense at the camp as temperatures climbed, while fire, police and ambulance attended and a life hung in the balance. Herbranson said he didn’t know what drug was ingested and pointed out the person needed medical care after the naloxone injection. See Overdose, 3
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Jeff Struchtrup brings flowers to the memorial at the intersection where his daughter was killed in a collision on Mother’s Day.
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that had flowers and well wishes piled at the base of the light pole in the concrete traffic island at Callaghan Avenue. “We stood there looking at the memorial. It was an emotional time. But more than anything, it was scary,” Struchtrup said. What he saw were motorists making last-minute lane changes so they could continue along the bypass rather than have to turn right. Fully loaded dump trucks barreled down the hill from Lougheed Highway as they approached the corner, just past Callaghan, which would take
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Task force IDs lack of housing Affordability is biggest challenge: mayor By Phil M elnyc h u k firstname.lastname@example.org
Removing barriers to get people off the street and into homes is the priority of an action plan presented by the city’s homelessness solutions task force on Tuesday. The plan identified a lack of low barrier housing in Maple Ridge and requested a staff report on the possibility of bringing in container housing. Mayor Nicole Read gave council an update on the task force’s progress, prior to its formal release next Thursday, May 28. “We need to get something on the ground relatively quickly,” Read said during a livestreamed, half-hour slide presentation. “We have quite an emergent situation.” A homeless camp has formed on Cliff Avenue in recent weeks, behind the Salvation Army shelter. One solution to the homelessness problem, according to the task force, could be bringing in shipping containers converted into 250-sq. foot living units. “We’ve got some significant gaps in housing in this community,” Read said.
There are no low-barrier shelters here where people can get a roof over their heads no matter what their problems. And the new federal government’s Housing First program is more difficult for smaller cities to access, she added. Read said the biggest challenge is affordability. Currently, single employable people only get $375 a month for shelter allowance, taken out of their $610 monthly income assistance. Meanwhile, the average cost of rental housing per year in Maple Ridge is $13,000. “You can see there’s a significant gap there,” Read said. “What we’ve heard over and over again from our citizens who are currently unsheltered is that, ultimately, they need a place of their own.” Sharing premises can lead people back to the drug world or eviction, she explained. Read said the task force has talked to B.C. Housing about possible housing types. “Ultimately, this kind of housing is something council really needs to have a conversation about.” Read said the city wants to get homeless campers off Cliff Avenue, but doesn’t have a solution for that yet. If the task force’s strategy didn’t succeed in a few months, Coun. Gordy Robson, who, along with Coun. Bob
Masse, is on the task force, wants to try a new approach. “If this model doesn’t work quickly, we’re going to change it to a more direct and actionable way,” Robson said. “I’m hoping we’re going to see a difference in weeks and if we don’t, we’re going to have make a change.” Read said the problem wasn’t solely the city’s and wants local MLAs and MPs involved, particularly with a federal election approaching in November. A shift by the federal Conservative government to the Housing First program resulted in the closure this year of the emergency shelter beds at Iron Horse Youth Safe House and the loss of 1.5 outreach worker positions. “They’re not going to get away with all attention focused on the city. The question is, where are the funding providers,” Read asked. “We need a national housing strategy in this country, there’s no question.” Several questions from Cliff Avenue residents followed Read’s presentation. “Get them off Cliff Avenue,” said one. “We do know we need to move the camp off Cliff Avenue, so that’s something we’re working towards,” Read said at the end of the slide presentation. Starting a permanent homeless
camp on city property raises other issues, Read added, and that subsidized housing is a big incentive for someone living in a tent. People living in that housing would be paying part of their income to do so. Another person asked what happens if people refuse drug addiction treatment. Read agreed that drug addiction is a “demon” and suggested a one-for-one needle exchange, collecting used ones when new syringes are issued. She also said homeless people can’t be blamed for local crime. “I want to be very clear, that is not the case.” Crime waves happen when criminals sweep through an area, she added. However, part of the homeless solutions strategy included initiatives such as RCMP electronically tracking goods sold in pawn shops and metal yards, as well as the city knocking down derelict buildings. Read said, as part of the presentation, that those living in the homeless camp on Cliff Avenue have requested they be referred to from now on as “street citizens.” A woman who lives in the Cliff Avenue camp said people there don’t want to bother anybody. “We are people too and sometimes we need help. We don’t want to be there.”
Fraser Health gives out free Take Home Naloxone kits to people to combat deadly fentanyl overdoses. Fentanyl, a pain-killing drug, is 100 times more powerful than heroine. Dr. Liz Zubek, who has a clinic near the Cliff Avenue camp, said the person who administered the antidote has been trained to do so and carries around a kit in case such incidents occur. She wasn’t sure if he was actually a resident of the camp. “He’s one of the street people who is responsible and who looks out for others.” Zubek said there is drug use at the camp, but it’s minimal and most residents don’t support that. “You can’t stop drug use completely.” She said camp residents were upset that someone in one of the buildings on Cliff Avenue was laughing during the emergency. The Take Home Naloxone kit includes two syringes, two doses of naloxone, rubber gloves and a breathing tube. The idea is to give them to friends or family of users so they’re handy if a drug user overdoses. Clients watch a video on how to administer the antidote before receiving the kits. If someone is overdosing, the naloxone can be injected into the major muscles right through clothing if necessary. Alouette Addictions Society in downtown Maple Ridge has given out several such kits.
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Andrew and Grady Sylvester play drums at the opening of the Katzie First Nation Health and Community Centre on Wednesday. Tim Fitzgerald/ THE NEWS
Katzie open health centre By Phil M elnyc h u k email@example.com
atzie First Nation band members now have a place of their own where they can keep active and healthy, have large gatherings or community events and just be together. The $4.5-million Katzie First Nation Health and Community Centre opened Wednesday on the bandâ€™s reserve in Pitt Meadows. â€œEverybody was blown away by the quality of the building, the size of the building,â€? said Katzie Chief Susan Miller. She enjoyed listening to peopleâ€™s comments as they entered the building for the opening ceremonies. The building, just east of the band office, features a full-size gym, kitchen, a board room, office space for visiting professionals, an elderâ€™s lounge and a health centre. Long-range plans are to become certified by Fraser Health so the health centre can serve the larger community. For now, though, Katzie residents will no longer have to find other places in Pitt Meadows for meetings. The band also wants to develop a business case for possible rental of the building for weddings. It could also be used as a centre for regional aboriginal associations. â€œItâ€™s been a long time coming,â€? said band resident Eileen Kenworthy. â€œWeâ€™ve been waiting 20-plus years.â€? The building, which has a capacity of 450, is decorated in muted
earth tones inside with brighter colours outside. Itâ€™s focused on health and youth and means kids donâ€™t have to leave the reserve to get involved with activities, Kenworthy said. â€œWe can have it here. Our community gatherings we can now have here. So itâ€™s beautiful. Itâ€™s something I think, they went beyond our expectations,â€? Kenworthy added. Half of the money for the project came from Health Canada and the
other half from Katzie First Nation Resources. The Katzie council looked at what other bands have done. â€œWe wanted it to be a well-lit, uplifting place. We didnâ€™t want it to look like an institution,â€? said Band Coun. Peter James. â€œWe always wish we had more because our community is growing so rapidly.â€? Current population on the reserve is about 350, while there are 550 registered band members. The building will be a
place for the kids to go away from the street, he added. Elder Cyril Pierre wants people to learn to respect and honour the building. Itâ€™s something theyâ€™ve never had before, he added. â€œIt will change our future, for our young people especially.â€? He added that such a beautiful place can change lives. â€œA lot of learning and teaching has to come now from this [for the] future to change.â€?
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A good start Maple Ridge council introduced part of its homelessness solutions strategy this week and it identified a need for low-barrier housing. Mayor Nicole Read also acknowledged that the city needs to move the campers off Cliff Avenue, next to the Salvation Army shelter, but does not have a plan for that, yet. Regardless, at least the city, through this new committee, is taking action. The committee and its many sub-groups have identified the multiple barriers that prevent homeless people from getting off the street – from addiction and mental health issues, as well as affordable forms of housing, people and funding to bridge the gaps. Similarly, a pilot project in Ottawa, Waterloo and Hamilton mirrors what the Maple Ridge task force is attempting. The 20,000 Homes campaign is being led by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. Volunteers there talk to those who are living on the street, put names to faces, get to know them, their story, to identify their own personal problems and barriers, and try to help them find homes. Volunteers and social services staff work together, surveying the homeless, learning everything from medical histories to education levels. Individuals are then rated who is in most need – the most vulnerable – of housing assistance. Much was known about those staying in shelters, but less so about the “hidden” homeless – those camping or living in cars, or moving around from place to place. The campaign identified how resourceful homeless people are – figuring out where to get food and a safe place to sleep, but not how to break the pattern. The campaign aims to help them do that. We can only hope for the same in Maple Ridge. The campaign here, much like the one in Ottawa, will follow the federal lead of housing first. Once people have shelter, other supports can be put in place, even rent supplements, or donations of furniture and clothing. It’s about making people feel a part of the community. It’s a start. – The News
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Freshwater of Pitt Lake beckons S ince retirement, we have traveled extensively throughout parts of North America – from tropical paradises in the Caribbean and Mexico to the wilderness of Alaska and the north country, and from the Sonoran Desert and Grand Canyon in Sidewinder Arizona to the wild and Sandy Macdougall wet, fog-shrouded rain coast forests on Vancouver Island. We have witnessed beauty and marvels of nature which defy description. And, yet, the most beautiful, awe inspiring miracle of nature lies right in our backyard. I am referring to the grandeur and spectacle of Pitt Lake. It was created more than 10,000 years ago, when the retreating glaciers of the last Ice Age gouged out the deep trough that forms the lake bed. The lake is now a body of fresh water, but it is still subject to ocean tides, one of the only freshwater lakes in the world where that can be encountered. We have enjoyed the lake at its best, when the gentle waters beckon and entice you. But the lake can be a wild, destructive beast when winter winds howl and whip the waters into a frenzy, with three to four foot waves ready to wreak destruction on unwary boaters. Pitt Lake is surrounded by towering,
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sometimes snow-capped mountains, such as the twin peaks of the Golden Ears, which rise majestically from the eastern shore of the lake. Enshrined in legends of the Coast Salish people who lived, traveled and hunted in the area, the Golden Ears can reflect many different moods and images depending on the season and the weather. Some of the images are so vivid you will remember them forever without the aid of photographs. Of all the great sunrises we have seen in the southwest deserts or aboard a tall ship in the Caribbean, nothing can compare with the almost mystical scene of the sun rising over the Golden Ears and spreading its warming rays westward across the chilly waters of the lake. Prior to its evolution as a fresh water body, Pitt Lake was an ocean fjord. Its shores encompass almost every British Columbian tree species known on the West Coast. From that heritage, we are left with the marvelous site of Arbutus trees in various locations along the lake’s shoreline. Arbutus trees with their highly visible peeling red bark normally grow only along rocky coastlines. There is no other known location of these spectacular trees growing this far from the ocean. Climbing the eastern slopes of Pitt Lake will lead you to sites where you can discover seashells, another reminder of the lake’s ancient history. There is also the mystery of Slumach’s lost
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gold mine, which, according to legend, is supposed to be located somewhere in the general area northeast of Pitt Lake. Slumach was a Coast Salish native who had reportedly discovered gold in the area east of the lake. He was later convicted of murder and hanged without ever divulging the location of his secret gold mine. The steeply sloped and heavily forested shores of Pitt Lake are home to black bears, deer, wolves, cougars, coyotes and many other species of wildlife which can be easily spotted by a patient observer. Eagles, owls, and several other raptors also frequent the area along with water fowl of every type. And in the cold, deep waters of the lake, fish make their way to spawning grounds in the tributary streams to the Upper Pitt River. One of my favourite things to do is to travel to the head of the lake by boat and then cut the engine and simply drift along with the wind and tide and admire the awesome tableau unfolding before my eyes and breathe in air so fresh it almost has a scent of its own. With water gently lapping at the hull of the boat we can relax and enjoy the scenery. Undoubtedly, in the years ahead, we will continue to travel and marvel at the bounties and beauty of other places, but Pitt Lake will always be one of the most beautiful and interesting places we have been privileged to enjoy. Sandy Macdougall is a retired journalist and former city councillor.
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Editor, The News: Re: Cliff campers digging in (The News, May 13). The question always comes up, with the only solution being to build homes. That is a simplistic solution. The real question: is permitting this camp helping or enabling? Abbotsford put up portable toilets and I am not sure when the city plans to bring in power. Is this the direction of Maple Ridge, or maybe the business next door should help by setting up a hot tub for use of those on the street. Phil Melnychuk wrote to identify three reasons for homelessness: those who lost a job; a mental health issue; or addiction issues. Those who lost jobs can always get a place to stay with the B.C. welfare system, which spends two and half billion dollars a year on social services. This group can get help if desired. Why is it thousands of immigrants come here with not a penny and I have never seen a homeless immigrant? Those with mental health and addiction issues cannot solve them by being given a ‘home’ or enabling them to have a comfortable convenient space in that neighborhood. You can see how quickly this location is expanding as word gets out a no hassle place is available. Enabling does not help. They need help with their issues. They do not need the city enabling the comfort of living in tents. Choices of help are not looked at favourably. A drug addict needs a reason to get off drugs, not support by enabling living on street. Dan Banov Maple Ridge
Editor, The News: Re: Basing everything on fallacy (Open mic, May 15). How is it that you so clearly see the sliver in your brother’s eye, but not the log in your own? Mike Shields says, “We all reach conclusions based on logic.” If that were true, wouldn’t there be more agreement on issues? A better view to take is that humans reach conclusions that are based on preexisting bias. Our prior world view influences our take on most issues and we seek out and support that which confirms our bias and avoid, ignore and disparage that which counters it. It’s human nature. I am in agreement with him that too many arguments these days are based on logical fallacies. So imagine my disappointment when I find that he engages in logical fallacies himself, in the article.
He uses a ‘strawman’ fallacy’ (conclusion is misrepresented) to imply that skeptics of Al Gore’s CO2 induced catastrophic global warming thesis use ad hominem to deride him because they lack contrary scientific data. But there is data* and there are many scientists who legitimately and scientifically dispute Gore’s claims of an imminent CO2 induced climate disaster. He uses an ‘ad hominem’ himself when he asserts that it is “ridiculous” to question the veracity of research that is paid for with multi millions of dollars of government grants, when it is obvious to all, that if you don’t step out of line and stay near Gore’s thesis, your funding will continue well into the future. No, money couldn’t be corrupting their work. But the skeptics presumably have (strawman and ad hominem) “carbon-industry-funding” (Big Oil?), so
their position is therefore totally suspect. How nice it must be to see so clearly what motivates those who you agree with and those who you don’t, and be able to differentiate the two. Are you sure that’s not your personal bias showing through? Then he uses that old and so tired “97 per cent of scientists” meme that has been debunked so many times in the past. This is an obvious ‘appeal to authority’ fallacy that the climate alarmists just refuse let go of. His slippery slope fallacy example is not very convincing, either. Not long ago, same sex marriage was illegal. Now your called a bigot if you don’t support it. I do not agree that it is “mocking reasonable debate” to suggest that polygamists see the gains made by gays and think that they might use the same sort of arguments to overcome bigotry and gain popular
acceptance and legal marital status for themselves. I see no logic to prevent it; gay or poly, who cares any more? He is correct to acknowledge that same sex marriage has compromised actuarial expectations of pension and life insurance payouts. As usual, follow the money to understand behaviour. Logical fallacies are an impediment to proper discussion of issues. They are used by people of all political stripes to score cheap points on many issues in the press, the blogosphere and on TV news. As consumers of media, we must call it out and expose it, even when it is used in support of our most cherished beliefs. If we are ever to find truth, we must also be on guard against personal bias, as well. John Sawyer Maple Ridge
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Bridge complaints resurface Noise still bothers Pitt resident By S teph Tro u g h ton email@example.com
The sound caused by noisy expansion joints on Golden Ears Bridge continues to plague one Pitt Meadows resident. According to Derek Thorkelson, a professor of earth sciences at Simon Fraser University and Wildwood Crescent home owner, the joints currently in place are not buffering the noise adequately. He said area residents are still annoyed, but have given up trying to argue about the voice because they believe nothing will get done. “Residents are upset with TransLink and looking to Pitt Meadows for a solution,” Thorkelson said at a regular council meeting Tuesday. He added that one of his neighbors described the issue as “like having a barking dog next door, except that it never stops.” In 2011, two years after the bridge opened, TransLink implemented a sound-deading solution that had been used in China and involved placing cloth-like material in between the bars that make up the expansion joints on the bridge. After that cloth was in place, neoprene strips, glued into place, were used to the fill the gaps between the main span and approach ramps. TransLink could not confirm the cost of the option, but indicated it was cheaper than covering the joints with plates and building ramps on the deck to get cars on to those plates. A TransLink spokesman at that time also said the solution was expected to cut the noise level by approximately seven decibels. Thorkelson reported he had pages of data proving the sound-relief solution provided some reprieve, but not enough, in part because the neoprene strips are starting to degrade. He showed council pictures of the degradation and suggested maintenance was not being properly monitored. “The policy for main-
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“Let’s slow down drivers on this big hill that requires 60 km/h speeds,” the petition urges. Grant also said a gofundme campaign has been started to help the family with expenses while a memorial commemorating Katelynn’s life takes place this Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. at Pitt Meadows sports fields, near Bonson Park, Field No. 2. People are asked to bring a balloon and a candle. “Too young, too short,
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“It was a very special gift to be able to help other families in our time of loss. It’s huge, right? “I try to envision, maybe it was a girl Katelynn’s age [for whom] we helped save a life.” Struchtrup’s efforts to increase safety at the corner of Callaghan and the Haney Bypass are being aided by Port Haney resident Ian McLeod, who, after the accident, wrote a letter to MLA Doug Bing, asking his support in making safety improvements to the bypass. It wasn’t the first time McLeod had lobbied for something to be done. “I was reminded of the letter I wrote to you in February 2014 about the frequent crack-ups and near-misses at this corner. Our elderly neighbour had just walked away from a pile-up that he was lucky to survive,” McLeod told Bing. McLeod said the 600-metre curb lane ends abruptly at the concrete island at Callaghan Avenue. That can cause inattentive drivers to swerve into the centre lane suddenly. “This randomizing of driver behaviour puts all traffic directions at risk.” McLeod again referred to his 2014 note in which he said overhead and pavement signage was needed to signal that the curb lane is not a through lane. “A couple of small rightlane-must-exit signs were tacked up. They may have helped slightly, but it’s not enough.” He says the right lane can be blocked farther up the hill, or the ministry can buy land and extend the right lane to beyond Callaghan. It could also install traffic lights or build a roundabout at the intersection. Bing replied that this March, he and MLA Marc Dalton, Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read and municipal engineer David Pollock met with Transportation Minister Todd Stone to discuss how to improve safety on the Lougheed Highway. However, the letter would be relevant to the discussions, Bing added. According to ICBC’s traffic statistics page, the intersection has a low number of accidents. Between 2009 and 2013, there have been only 15 accidents of all types there. The other end of the bypass, by Kanaka Way, has had 396 accidents in that time.
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The B.C. family doctor shortage continuing to plague the province may become a distant memory for residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice executive director Treena Innes says local staff who run the program A GP For Me are optimistic their strategies for dealing with the issue will continue to have an impact on the provincial shortage, which has been called critical. Their program research showed there were 17,000 people in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows who did not have a family physician. In its second year, RMDFP, which represents 87 family physicians in the community, has been successful in attracting several practitioners in the past
year. Three have been recruited since August 2014. Two more doctors from the U.K. agreed to move to Pitt Meadows and will arrive in July. And another doctor is due to arrive in Maple Ridge in September. Each of them will have the typical roster of patients ranging from 1,500 to 2,000. “We are definitely seeing some great progress,” says Innes. A GP For Me is a $132-million, twoyear-old provincial initiative developed by B.C. doctors and the Ministry of Health. The program’s goal is to have everyone in the province who wants a family physician to have access to one. To date, the Ministry of Health reports it has matched 54,600 patients to primary care providers. Although Innes describes the recruitment
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Why non-GMO seeds matter, to me By Mike Lascelle
noticed that when this year’s seed racks were delivered, most, if not all of them had banners declaring them free of genetically modified seeds – the reason being that consumers want nothing to do with such products. Then the new pineapple-flavoured ‘Aloha’ strawberry arrived and almost every single potential buyer took the time to ask me if they were genetically modified – which they are not, as it is just a hybrid. This level of concern surprised me, but I was still happy to see people making informed choices. That said, I think it might be a good idea to review what constitutes a hybrid, cultivar, variety or clone – or other terms sometimes mistaken for genetically modified. A hybrid is generally a cross of two compatible species. This can occur in cultivation or naturally. Cultivars are usually vegetatively-reproduced natural mutations that are discovered in gardens or in the wild. Natural varieties or subspecies are found in the wild and survive without any human intervention; these just have traits (flower colour, leaf shape) that differ from the species. Clones or tissue-cultured plants are simply reproduced by using their own genetic material, so there is no actual tinkering with the natural DNA. This brings us to genetically modified plants, which do have the DNA altered and are not found in the wild, except as escapees. These have not gone through the filter of millions of years of biological evolution, so we have no idea how they will ultimately impact the environment. They are generally modified to resist insect pests and herbicides and include corn (93 per cent of U.S. crop), cotton (96 per cent of U.S. crop), soybean (94 per cent of U.S. crop), canola, sugar beets, rice, potatoes, squash and the ‘Arctic’ apple. Personally, I think you should just say no to GMOs, but if you are interested in knowing more: • Once released, GMO plants cannot be controlled – escaped GM canola plants (Brassica napus var oleifera) have been detected from Japan to Canada, but in North Dakota two such
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escapees were found to be herbicide resistant, even after naturalizing. Such plants would be capable of cross-pollinating with compatible noxious weeds such as field mustard (Brassica napa) and creating an herbicide-resistant offspring. (1) • GM crops are responsible for herbicide resistance – weeds will eventually develop a resistance when only one herbicide (glyphosate) is applied to Roundup-ready GM crops, which has already resulted in 21 resistant weed species. This has forced some farmers to resort to secondary herbicides or, additional sprays, which some have been estimated to be equal to 25 per cent increases per year. (2) • They often harm more than the target pest –
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metres of the field and Bt contamination was found in the blood of 30 individuals. (4) Sources: (1) Genetically Modified Crop on the Loose and Evolving in U.S. Midwest, by David Biello, Scientific American, Aug. 6, 2010. (2) 10 Reasons to Say No to Genetically Engineered Crops and Food (www. beyondpesticides.com). (3) Monarchs and Bt Corn: question and answers, by Martin Rice (www.ipm.iastate.edu, June 14, 1999). (4) Dozens Ill & Five Deaths in the Philippines, by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho (www.i-sis.org.uk, June 2, 2006).
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Ideal property in the country, Value in Property, Lot size 79 x1341 ft. could be bought in Conjunction with neighbour (24180) & possibly do a property line adjustment for two 5 ac country estates. For more information call Al Hogarth today! 604-467-9300
Loads of potential with this diamond in the rough. Lot size 236 x 1341 ft. Bring your imagination. Nice quiet area but relatively close to town. For more information call Al Hogarth today! 604-467-9300
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8017 Melburn Drive, Mission
A rare opportunity to own your own business as well as owning the property. $798,800.00 will get you a well established group licensed child care facility and home all on a 11,639 sqft lot that is zoned educational but sits in an area zoned for multifamily. For more information regarding this property call Sandra today.
Don’t miss this customized 6 plus bdrm home in Prestigious College Heights. This home features a large kitchen that leads out onto a oversized cedar deck, a patio off the dining rm with a beautiful view of Mt Baker as well as a 2 bdrm suite for that mortgage helper. Too many extra to list.
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• End Unit, Ground • Maple & Glass Level Kitchen Cabinets • 846 sq. ft. • Age 25+ years • 2 Large Bedrooms • Laminate & Tile • Newer appliances Floors
Price Reduced $10,000
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• Over 2900 sq ft • 4 bedrooms up • 1 bdrm suite down • 9’ ceilings • Cul-de-sac location • Spacious open concept • Schools, parks, transit within walking distance
• Corner unit, upper level • 3 bdrms / 2 baths • Very spacious & great layout • Over 1600 sq ft • New fp, b/i vac & h/w tank • Well maintained complex
23760 111A Avenue, Maple Ridge
• ONE FLAT ACRE • Rancher 1,064 sq. ft. • Newer perimeter drain
• 2800 sq ft
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• Huge private oasis • Cul-de-sac in great area • Suite potential
• RV parking
9 ACRES OF TREED PARKLAND • 3 bdrm townhome • 1120 sq ft • Woodland Park complex on 9 acres • Private, fenced yard
• Well managed complex • West side location • Walk to amenities • Family pet welcome
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12141 Faber Cres., M.R.
11804 249th Street, Maple Ridge
PRIVACY ON ½ ACRE
• Approx 1500 sq ft Rancher • 3 bdrms/ 2 baths • Overlooking River & golf course
• 3 bdrms on main • 1 bdrm suite down • Large corner lot • Good location • Private backyard • Covered upper deck • Walking distance to town centre
12522 228th Street, Maple Ridge
• 2 storey
• Unique custom home
• 2 Bedrooms & Loft • Barn/Workshop 24’x34’, concrete • Power to most floor outbuildings • Detached Single • CITY WATER Garage
#216 22515 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge
OVER ¼ ACRE LOT
Price Reduced $24,000
• One Cat allowed • No rentals • Short walk to town centre
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25680 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
• Recently renovated • West facing yard • Large covered deck • Workshop & lge storage bldg
11471 Fraserview St., M.R.
• Close to town centre • Investment Potential • Flat – no creeks • Totally cleared • 720’ road frontage • Sewer next door • Mountain view!
12301 237th Street, Maple Ridge
GREAT BUILDING FANTASTIC LOCATION!
• 1 bdrm + den • 860 sq ft • Mountain & courtyard view
• Shopping, transit & recreation within walking distance
#201 19091 McMyn Rd, P.M.
Price Reduced $30,000
• Approx 1/3 acres • 3 bdrms up • 1 bdrm suite down • Backing onto greenbelt
• Over 2100 sq ft • Walk to all levels of schools • Shopping, transit & recreation close by
12314 Gray St., M.R.
3 STOREY TOWNHOME
• Tons of storage • 3 bdrms • Approx 1400 sq ft • All amenities within walking distance • Huge 3rd floor loft • Schools close by too area • Fenced, private yard
#22 22411 124th Ave., M.R.
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#105 11255 Harrison St., M.R.
• 5 bedrooms/ 4 baths • 2230 sq ft • 6220 sq ft lot backing onto greenbelt & ravine
• 2 master bdrms on main level • Close to town centre
• 2 storey townhome • 1365 sq. ft. • Fully fenced & • 3 bedrooms private backyard • 2 baths • Great location • Single garage + extra spot
SOLID HOME ON HUGE LOT
• Approx 1900 sq ft • Great location • 3 bdrms on main • Schools, shopping, • 1 bdrm suite down transit & rec • Over 8900 sq ft lot close by
11811 Stephens St., M.R.
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28-14600 MORRIS VALLEY RD.
KENSINGTON PARK. TOP FLOOR UNIT. North facing w/ amazing mtn. view, 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms. High end kitchen w/granite, deluxe cabinets, S/S appl, Living room offers 12ft. ceilings & high end laminate floors, 2 parking stalls.
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ABSOLUTE STUNNING PROFESSIONAL RENOVATIONS, 12 storey concrete building. Corner unit, offering open plan w/1023 sq ft exquisite finishing, Upscale kitchen, & bathrooms w/quartz counter tops. New full appliance package.
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Across from Meadow Gardens Golf Course Walking distance to shopping, schools & transit O2 bdrms, master with walkin closet
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604-312-3705 More PHOTOS at www.frankbudd.com TIRED OF COMPACTS 23845 Kanaka Way, Maple Ridge
• 3600 sq. ft on 2 floors • 5 bedrooms and 3 baths • $40k in upgrades last few years • Open Plan big rooms • Granite counters
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• 1.99 acres in the path of • Small one-stall barn for • City close, but country Pitt River dykes far...2.42 view acres • One of the best development animals, fenced neighbourhoods in Pitt • Gentle westerly slope, • Enjoy this property with • Beautifully remodelled, 248th & 109th area its great future potential. architectures own home Meadows • Panoramic • Invest in land, invest in • Beautifully maintained 3 mountainviews, steps to your own lifestyle! bedroom rancher
#20, 12296 224 Street, Maple Ridge
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• Workshop and Clubhouse • RV Parking Available • Easy walk to Downtown • Quick possession possible
• 1360 sq. ft suite with roof top deck • Top floor, corner, south/east exposure • 2 bedrooms, 2 washrooms • Granite counters and island in kitchen • Two parking spots. Amazing price on this beauty! Call today
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Starting at $369,900 Sales Centre at 10550 - 248 Street, Maple Ridge Deluxe new townhomes over 1845 sq. ft with finished basement, heated double garage, fireplace, 3 to 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 appliances, blinds. Pet friendly. albionterraces.ca
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Starting at $609,900 New – 4 spacious bedrooms & 3 bathrooms upstairs + 2 bedrooms & bathroom in the basement. Daylight basement with separate entrance & wet bar. Features granite counter tops, maple kitchen, gas fireplace in the family rm. French doors to covered deck, Includes blinds, 5 appliances, fully landscaped & fenced rear yard.
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$524,900 20429 Dale Drive, Maple Ridge Family neighbourhood within walking distance to West Coast Express, bus routes, schools, parks, shopping and near Golden Ears Bridge. New roof, laminate floors, carpets, Updated kitchen cabinets, granite countertop, tile backsplash, Living rm features 2 sets of French doors and marble fireplace surround. Spacious master & ensuite with soaker tub.
22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge #2-19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows
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WESTSIDE HOME ON LARGE LOT
11609 River Wynd, Maple Ridge
Large basement entry home. Walking distance to shops, schools, transit & West Coast Express. Features 6 bdrms, 3 bathrms, easily made into an inlaw suite with separate access. 2 gas fireplaces, Main floor maple kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Attached double garage with drive through to rear yard & detached garage wired RV parking, & carport.
Reduced to $699,900 Remarkable designed completely renovated home. Hardwood floors throughout most of the home. Gourmet kitchen, quartz countertops. 2 gas fireplaces. Large master bedrm with an exquisite 5 piece ensuite with separate shower & jetted jacuzzi tub. Heat pump. 8368 sq. ft. lot near all amenities.
MOUNTAIN VIEW TRIPLE CAR GARAGE Reduced to $730,000 24723 - 103B Avenue, Maple Ridge “Thornhill Heights”– Beautifully landscaped. Deluxe 3 level home. Over 4800 sq. ft. Fully finished daylight basement includes sound proof media/games room with electric fireplace, bedroom, powder room and storage room. Basement also has separate 2 bedroom in-law suite.
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For the way you live REALTY RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty
ROB JEEVES 604-240-2629
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Register for Bike to Work Week ICBC is urging drivers to watch out for cyclists during Bike to Work Week next week, May 25 to 31. In B.C., 670 cyclists are injured and six are killed in car crashes from June to September every year. That’s five cyclists injured every day in the summer. Distracted driving and failing to yield the right-of-way are the top contributing factors for drivers involved in crashes with cyclists in B.C., says ICBC. Last spring, 7,500 people – more than 20 per cent of whom were new to bike commuting – registered online for Metro Vancouver’s Bike to Work Week, according to HUB Cycling, the Metro Vancouver cycling advocacy group. Thousands more participated in the public events. Celebration stations along major bike routes and at transit stations provided free
coffee, snacks, cycling maps and bike repairs to the public, with registrants eligible for individual and team prizes. This year, HUB expects to draw bike commuters to the event, thanks in part to increased participation from the business community. “Increasingly, businesses are recognizing the benefits of promoting Bike to Work Week to their staff,” said Laura Jane, HUB’s Bike to Work program manager “Employees who bike to work are shown to be healthier and more productive. Plus the friendly competition for team prizes and bragging rights makes Bike to Work Week a great team-building activity.” ICBC’s tips for drivers: • Actively watch for cyclists on the road. Make eye contact with cyclists whenever pos-
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espite the loss of one of the country’s top players, this year’s edition of the Maple Ridge Burrards is expected to again contend for the WLA crown. The Burrards will take their first steps on the road to the WLA title and a trip east for this year’s Mann Cup when they host the Burnaby Lakers on Sunday, 6:45 p.m. at Planet Ice – a team they defeated in six games in the opening round of the playoffs last year. The 2015 pre-season rankings have the Burrards sitting at No. 4 in the nation, two spots behind last year’s WLA champions, the Victoria Shamrocks. The Burrards lost the WLA final to their Island counterparts in a tough five-game series. Burrards head coach Chris Gill said he’s excited to get the season started and build off the team’s success last year. In order to do that, he said the Burrards will have to continue with their strong defensive play. “I’ve said it before, offense doesn’t win you championships. Defence does,” said the secondyear bench boss. Gill said one of the first things he did when he
The Burrards will be without former leading scorer Curtis Dickson, who is playing on Ontario this year for the Peterborough Lakers. took over as head coach was to sit down with defensive coach Rob Williams and map out a system that they felt would be successful. He said it appears to have worked. “We came up with is kind of a perfect fit for the
calibre of play that we have in this league. That’s our strength,” said Gill. However, a system is only as good as the players buying in and committing, he said. He was impressed how quickly the team adapted to the
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defensive changes. “To get the guys to buy into the system like they did was phenomenal. It was one of the biggest reasons for our success,” said Gill. The Burrards will again rely heavily on goalie Frankie Scigliano, who had a league-leading 6.65 GAA and the top save percentage, at .838. The team also ranked second in penalty killing last year at 68 per cent, second only to the Salmonbellies, at 73 per cent. Scigliano has had a solid season in the pro ranks with the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League, something Gill said should boost his confidence when he suits up for the Burrards. The Roughnecks are down 1-0 to the Edmonton Rush in the best of three Western Conference final. Game 2 goes Saturday, May 23 in Calgary. If the Roughnecks win, a 10-minute Game 3 tiebreaker will follow immediately after. While defence is the Burrards’ strong point, they still have to put the ball in the net. Gill said losing a player of Dickson’s scoring ability leaves a hole, but said he’s confident his team can win despite the loss of their top offensive star. “Losing a guy of that calibre is huge, but you’ve got to roll with the punches. We’re not going to lay down, that’s for sure. The guys that we have coming in are solid players and will give us a ton of depth that we didn’t have last year.” See Burrards, 27
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Royals win midget AAA tourney The Ridge Meadows Royals went undefeated on the Victoria Day long weekend to win the inaugural Aldergrove midget AAA baseball tournament. The Royals won the tournament, topping the host Aldergrove Dodgers 9-6 in a wild game that featured a number of lead changes. The Royals jumped out to a 5-1 lead early, only to watch the Dodgers claw back to take a 6-5 lead in the sixth inning.
However, as the trend had been all weekend, the Royal’s bats continued to pound the opposition, battling back to earn a 9-6 win and take the inaugural tournament title. Chris Bailey started on the hill for the Royals in the final and gave way to Trevor Reed, who came in to pick up the save. Seth Injates was named the tournament MVP. The hard throwing pitcher recorded two wins, without giving up a run over eight innings
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pitched. He also recorded 10 strike outs. Injates also helped pace the Royals offence, hitting .643 by going 9-14 with a double, a home run, four runs batted in to go along with his four stolen bases. Jaden Shanley finished the tournament going 10-16 with a double, a home run, and eight RBIs. Nick Peters led the team with nine RBIs. As a team, the Royals batted .396 and allowed just 12 runs in six games. The Royals opened the tournament on Thursday against the Coquitlam A’s. The Royals scorched the A’s pitching for 19 runs in a five-inning shutout. Santiago Torres led the Royals, going 3-4 at the plate, including a tworun triple. On Saturday, the Royals continued to swing the bat well as they improved to 2-0 in the tournament with a 12-3 schellacking over the South Fraser Giants.
Shanley went 3-3 with four RBIs, three runs scored and a walk. In their second game of the day, the Royals beat the host Dodgers 8-1. Reed pitched six strong innings for the Royals, while Injates hit a leadoff home run. With a spot in the semifinal already secured, the Royals tied their final round robin game against the Cowichan Valley Mustangs, 1-1. Domenic Baptista threw six shutout innings and had seven strikeouts. On Monday, the Royals faced off against the Whalley Warriors in the semi-final, winning 11-1 in five innings. Tristan Reed went 2-4 at the plate with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Bantam AA The Ridge Meadows Royals made the semi-finals of the 12-team Tsawwassen bantam AAA tournament on the long weekend. See Royals, 27
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The Royals faced off against the Richmond Chuckers in Monday’s semi-final, but fell 9-6. Nick Baust had a double and a triple to lead the way offensively. “Overall, it was a great weekend for the bantam Royals,” said Nor Ljunggren, general manager of the bantam AA Royals. “They played inspired baseball and showed more determination and consistency than they have all season. The boys will look to
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“But our players will have to realize last year is done. Making the playoffs and going to the final was a big step forward, but we can’t be settled in. We’re going to have to work even harder this year.” Dickson was limited to just five games with the Burrards last season, when he put up 10 goals and 15 points. But in the 2013 campaign, he led the league with 58 goals and 103 points in 17 games, and was the league MVP. For his career with the Burrards, he has 140 goals and 243 points in 53 games. He has had a great year with the Calgary Roughnecks, and is among the NLL leaders with 94 points (eighth), and 48 goals (fifth) in 18 games. Dickson will suit up for the Peterborough Lakers, a perennial powerhouse in Canadian lacrosse with 14 Mann Cup titles. Gill said the team has added depth to the roster, something it lacked last season. The coach said Connor Goodwin, a PoCo Junior A alumni picked fifth overall in the WLA draft, has been impressive in camp. The offensive left-handed standout shows great quickness, has some tremendous inside moves and battles hard around the crease. In addition, Gill said Dan Taylor, an Alberta player just finishing up his NCAA career, and free agent walk-on Cody Adamson of Brooklin, Ont. should add to the teams depth. The team will also rely on returning players like Ben McIntosh. He emerged during the playoffs last year with 27 goals and 38 points in 11 games and carried that on in his rookie NLL campaign, scoring 37 goals and 86 points in
continue their strong play as they return to league play with three games this week as the spring season nears an end.” The Royals started off the tournament on Thursday with their only loss of the round robin, falling to the Vancouver Canadians 11-4. Walker Mackay hit a home run to centre field to lead the offence, and also started a 5-4-3 double play while playing third base. On Saturday, the team’s bats
18 games with the Edmonton Rush. McIntosh lead all rookies in scoring and just three points off the all-time rookie record. “With our defensive and offensive system, it doesn’t really matter who is in our line-up“ stressed Gill. “We feel that if we commit to our
came out on fire, as they won their first game of the day over Aldergrove 11-1. Darian Guemos and Nick Stroud combined to allow only one hit in the game. The hot bats continued later in the day, as the Royals dwoned Layritz 15-3. Josh Soresen hit a frozen-rope home run to help lead the way. On Sunday, the Royals downed the Chilliwack Cougars 12-5 to advance to the semi-finals. Nick
systems, good things are going to happen.” After the home opener against the Lakers, the Burrards have a homeand-home date with the Shamrocks. Gill said while it may look like a tough schedule to open the season, every game in the WLA is a battle. “Honestly, it could be
anyone on that schedule. All the teams are good. There are no cake walks in this league.”
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IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of
Leona Margaret Carrie Holland
May 15, 1958 - May 23, 2012
On the wing of a bird, On the pedal of a flower Watching a beautiful sunset, You are always with us. Lovingly remembered by Dad, Mum, Philip, Kit and Wyatt Remembering our loving and kind-hearted Mom and Grandma, Polly Anne Falkiner who left us on May 25, 2014. We think of you every day and miss you so very much. Love, Heather, Ian, Cole and Ella.
HALAS, Dan On May 16th, 2015. Late of Port Coquitlam and formerly of Pitt Meadows, B.C., age 66 years. Predeceased by his parents Mike and Mary, sister Wendy and brother Rick. Survived by his wife Susan. No Service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to: www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
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DICKEY, Gary Robert Aug 28, 1941 - May 17, 2015 A True Warrior, fought his final battle while loving wife of 43 years, Sandra, by his side. Born in Lillooet, proud member of Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation. Gave back to Maple Ridge for 41 years, volunteering with Katzie First Nation, Hospice, Maple Ridge Seniors Centre and Vancouver Sun Run leader. Survived by wife Sandra, sons Daniel (Trista), Darren (Katherine), sisters Patricia (Paul), Marguerite (Phil), sister-in-law Jan (Roger). GrandDad will be greatly missed by Kyler, Gracen, Sebastian, Ava and Zachary. Thanks to medical staff at Maple Ridge Hospital/Hospice, Burnaby Hospital and the Cancer Clinic; particularly Dr. Mawani. Celebration of Life on June 6th at 11:00am at SwaneSet Golf Club in Pitt Meadows. In lieu of flowers, family asks donations to Ridge Meadows Hospice Society.
LOHNES, Rosabelle Blanche In loving memory of Rosabelle (Rose) Lohnes (Nan/Nanny). She was born on June 29th, 1917 in East La Have, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia. Rose was predeceased by her husband Victor Lohnes in 1985. Survived by her sisters Elsie (Phil) Fielding and Betty (Bob) Grant. She passed away peacefully in Ridge Meadows Hospital, on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 97. Missed by her son Clifford (Barbara) Lohnes, her grandchildren Michael (Shannen) and Tracey (Rick) Lohnes and her 3 great grandchildren Paige, Raine and Tatum Lohnes. Rose was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. The funeral was held on Thursday, May 21st at 1:00 at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel 11765-224th St. Maple Ridge. She was buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery beside her husband Victor. In lieu of flowers donations to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff on 3 North at Ridge Meadows Hospital. Expressions of sympathy can be made at: www.gardenhill.ca
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MORIGEAU, Verline Virginia “Dear God: If I give all my love away, can I have a reﬁll?” MAKINSON, Barbara May 22, 1926 - May 11, 2015 Barbara was born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.She was raised on a small farm and then went to the University of Saskatoon where she earned her teaching degree. Shortly after, she moved to BC and took a teaching position in Maple Ridge. She met Dave Makinson, a mink rancher, at a badminton game. They fell in love and married soon after. Barb and Dave raised four happy and energetic children on the mink ranch. The household was busy and always welcoming. If unexpected guests appeared, Barb would simply add a little water to the soup pot and make them feel welcome. Barb was always engaged and active in her community volunteering, golfing with friends and hosting bridge games. She never lost her love of learning and took every opportunity to explore new topics. She took classes at SFU, read voraciously and especially, loved to travel. For many years Yvette Arcand was both a dear friend and adventurous traveling companion. Barb’s family was always of prime importance and she expressed this in many ways. Each grandchild received many handsewn and knit garments from her and could always expect to find a special treat in her kitchen. We all shared trips together thanks to her generosity, and because of these trips, have formed treasured bonds and memories together. Barb will be remembered fondly for her laughter, her unfailing kindness, and her generosity. She was predeceased by her husband Dave in 1971. She is missed by her children Tom (Debby), Gen (Paul), Zoe (Ken) and Jim (Kay); grandchildren Baird and Cole, Morgan, Dana and Nathan, Jordan, Sarah and Gary; and great grandchildren Owen, Leah, Leif (plus one more in progress). A Celebration of Life will be held at daughter Gen’s home on May 31st, from 2pm-4:30pm at 21457 122 Ave, Maple Ridge Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
Born September 21, 1923 in Stavely, AB and last resided in Maple Ridge and Abbotsford, BC. Daughter of the late Alexander and Sylvia Morigeau, was called home by her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in her 91st year. Verline will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. Predeceased by her brother Edward Morigeau, her nephew Larry Morigeau, her great-nephew Robby Dyck, and her son-inlaw Frank Apperloo. Survived by her children: Gloria Casey, Gerry Morigeau, and Bernice Morigeau (Doug); her brother Abraham Morigeau (Angie), her sister Sylvia Atkinson (Frank). She leaves behind 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 11 nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.bakerviewcrematorium.com
Bakerview Community Crematorium 604-820-8844
SAARI, Patricia May 1941-2015 Patricia May Saari, born in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, July 16th, 1941, the daughter of Donald & Ada MacDonald. She passed away peacefully at McKenney Creek Hospice on May 12th, 2015 in the early morning, surrounded by friends and family. She is predeceased by her parents & brother, Donald. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Allan, siblings; Alexandra (Greg), Timothy, Theodore (Colleen) and her children; Kathy (Martin), Marcy and Allan, along with her grandchildren; Joe (Amara), Ichiko, Micky, Jake, Jeff and great grandson Kai. Her family would like to thank Dr. Chapman and the staff at McKenney Creek Hospice. Please bring your stories to share at a Celebration of Life on June 2nd at 1:00pm at Burnett Fellowship Church, 20639 123 Ave, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers please donate to the McKenney Creek Hospice.
SCOTT, Doris February 13, 1929 - May 12, 2015
Passed away peacefully May 12, 2015 at Maple Ridge Hospital at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband Sam in 1997. Survived by her daughter Candice, son Steve (Pat), grandchildren Samantha and Drew. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 23461 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge.
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MRSS 1975 40 Year Reunion May 24. This informal reunion coincides with the MRSS car show and meets at the Bella Vita Restaurant at 5pm. Call Jim Carpenter at 800-4144462-4 if you can make it.
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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING DISPATCHER (FLAT DECK)
Responsible for; inside sales, dispatch flat deck fleet, forklift assistance & holiday coverage. Must have previous dispatch exp. & excellent communication skills.
Group Publisher As a seasoned Publisher, you will achieve financial growth by developing and implementing strategic marketing and sales plans to generate new business and achieve the company’s business objectives. You will have at least five years’ experience in a sales or business development role, and knowledge or experience in a community newspaper publishing environment. Your success in developing and implementing sales strategies is a result of your entrepreneurial spirit, well developed customer service and communication skills, knowledge of the publishing industry, and extensive business connections. As the largest independent newspaper group with more than 170 titles in print and online, Black Press has operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio.
HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneﬁts package. To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted.
Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.
STOP YOUR COMMUTE, WORK LOCAL!
.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: email@example.com
Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily
AUJLAS’ FARMS LTD FARM LABOURERS required 5 or 6 Days/Week 40 or 50 Hours/Week $10.49/Hour Horticultural work such as: Planting, pruning, spacing and harvesting the crop. Employment starts early June /15 Submit your application to: Phone: 604-465-8153 or by Fax:604-465-9340 or by mail:12554 Woolridge Rd., Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z1
Human Resources McKesson Canada 71 Glacier Street, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 5Z1 Fax: (604) 942-7184
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NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
Multi-Media Journalist The award-winning Chilliwack Progress has an opening for a temporary multi-media journalist. The successful candidate for this four-day-a-week maternity leave position will have diverse writing capabilities, including experience writing hard news. Photography and video skills will be key attributes, as well as excellent time management. An ideal applicant will have a strong grasp of social media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), a passion for online journalism, and an understanding of how to tailor content accordingly. We are looking for someone who will be a key contributor to the core print product, while bringing creativity and innovation to our web-based branding.
The successful candidate will show keen attention to detail, work well under deadline pressures, and be willing to learn in a fast-paced environment.
We offer a competitive compensation package and opportunities for career development.
Candidates should have a diploma/degree in journalism, or a related field.
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Duties include picking/packing orders and replenishing product on afternoon or graveyard shift. Unionized environment with rates starting at $15.98 + shift premium based on hours worked.
Req: Carpenters, Helpers Labourers, CSO’s/OFA’s TCP’s, Cleaners $11-28/hr
F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com
Part-time On-call, Afternoons/Nights Immediate Openings
CONSTRUCTION SITE In your NEIGHBOURHOOD
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Drop resume in person to: 2902 St. John’s Street Port Moody, or email: ﬁrstclassautobody@shaw.ca fax: 604.461.4041
Knowledge of basic Photoshop, iMovie and InDesign is an asset.
Bruce McAuliffe, President
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This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Qualified applicants should send a resume and covering letter before Friday, May 29th to:
Black Press BC South c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auto Body Repair Technician required for our busy I.C.B.C. Accredited shop in Port Moody. F/T, salary based on experience.
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Are you a seasoned Community Newspaper Publisher looking to relocate to the Okanagan? We are looking for a Group Publisher to manage our South Okanagan markets.
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The Chilliwack Progress is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Those interested should email a resume, writing samples and a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for applications is May 31, 2015. Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. The Chilliwack
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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows NEWS
Available routes in Maple Ridge 40000024 - 108 Ave, 108 Loop, Tamarack Lane 40000065 - 105 Ave, 105A Ave, 243 St, 244 St, Baker Pl, McClure Dr. 40000066 - Creekside St, 118 Ave, 237A St. 40000067 - 104 Ave, 239 St, Slatford Pl, Slatford St, Zeron Ave. 40100121 - 232 St, 118 Ave, Stephens St. 40320358 - 123B Ave, 124A Ave, 124B Ave, 203 St, 204 St, 204B St. 40320370 - 123 Ave, 201 St, 202 St, 203 St, Allison St, Chatwin Ave, Davenport Dr, McIvor Ave. 40320373 - 121 Ave, Irving St, Lindsay Ave, Lindsay Pl. Makinson St. 40320384 - 124 Ave, 125 Ave, 209 St, Blanshard St, Meadow Pl. 40400442 - 138B Ave, 232 St, Silver Valley Rd
Available routes in Pitt Meadows 41011003 - 120 Ave, 120B Ave, 121 Ave, 121A Ave, 121B 41011010 - Wildwood Cres N., Wildwood Pl. 41011024 - 119 Ave, Hammond Rd (Townhouses) 41011027 - 115B Ave, 116B Ave, 195A St, Bonson Rd.
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Of Spices & Herbs - repetitive filling and sealing of spices and herbs, light lifting may be reqâ€™d. Suitable for someone who enjoys working with their hands and has attention to details. This is a fast paced environment. $10.25/hr. Fax resume to: 604-465-4372 www.natureschoice.ca
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
Please drop resume off after 2pm
HOUSE CLEANERS/ JANITORS REQUIRED NOW PAY $12-15 PER HOUR Apply Weekdays Between 9AM to 2PM at: 118-713 Columbia St
We are an industry leader of building products, located in Surrey, and we are growing. Top notch warehouse worker / driver with a positive attitude with willingness to learn and ability to do heavy lifting is required for immediate start Monday-Friday. The team is hard working, the work environment is fast-paced with good people, and the beneďŹ ts are excellent. If you have class 5 DL, are dedicated, have leadership ability and are looking for good solid employment send your resume: Fax: 604-513-1194 Email: email@example.com
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Residential & Commercial
Weekly, Bi-Monthly - Best Rates! TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We donâ€™t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca
The Abbotsford News is part of Black Press, Canadaâ€™s largest private, independent newspaper company. Those interested should submit a resume, writing and photography samples, and a cover letter to Andrew Holota, Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for applications is May 24, 2015. All interest is appreciated, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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Call Tim 604-612-5388
S. H. LANDSCAPING TREE SERVICES Trimming W Pruning W Topping Clean-upW Garbage Removal
Gardening Flower Beds W Allan Blocks Bark Mulch W River Lava Rock Weeding W New Turf Fertilizing W Moss Control Power Raking W Aeration
. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280 MIKE 604-961-1280
GUTTER & ROOF Cleaning/Power Washing since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Simon, 604-230-0627
Fencing & Allan Block Free Estimate 19 years experience in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
604.230.1634 or 604.467.3724
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, fencing, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
Motherâ€™s Day Special!
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Detailed House Cleaning * We do Move-outs * Chemical Free
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**Donâ€™t be Stumped**
A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge
Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service
CONCRETE & PLACING
NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 25 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement EXCELLENT REFâ€™S -WCB Insured
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Top Line Projects Ltd. Established 1994
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Leo: 604-657-2375 / 604-462-8620
Call Mike 604 - 306 - 4468
F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
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*Rototilling *Levelling *Gardens *Loader Work *Brush Cutter *Plowing
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarnâ€™td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
The position is currently temporary, up to a maximum of three months. Long-term employment potential may develop.
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You should have a diploma/degree in journalism, and/or related experience.
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The successful applicant for this entry-level position will be a team contributor to the print product, as well as online content.
RETIRED carpenter wants to keep busy. Small carpentry jobs. Will repair or build new Ken 604-460-7803
MAIDS Râ€™ US
We thank all those who are interested in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Practised InDesign pagination skills are mandatory, as is a clean, powerful writing style. Advanced photography and video abilities will be key attributes, along with a strong grasp of social media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Knowledge of basic Photoshop and iMovie are important assets.
HOUSEKEEPER AVAIL NOW. Taking new clients. Great Refs. Call anytime 1-604-302-9291
Competition closes: June 10, 2015
Candidates must have a keen interest in sports, with extensive related knowledge and background.
5â€? Gutter, Down Pipe, SofďŹ t *CLEANING *REPAIRS 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Bookkeeping & Accounting Payroll, Year-end, Financial Statements, Income Taxes E-FILE Service Ph: 604-465-2123 Cellular: 604-788-0161
Preference given to those with experience in this field, but is not necessary. Shifts are 12 hours/3 shifts per week or 9.5 hours/4 shifts per week. Must be willing to work nights and weekends. References required. Starting wage is $14.31/hr.
The Abbotsford News, a bi-weekly publication serving more than 45,000 homes, has an immediate opening for a temporary multi-media journalist.
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We have several openings for Press Helpers/ Stackers at our Delta location.
Interested applicants should email their resume and references to Linda Wischoff at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCOUNTING / TAX /BOOKKEEPING
7979 Vantage Way, Delta, V4G 1A6
Pressroom Helpers/ Stackers
WAREHOUSE WORKER / DRIVER
New West 604.522.4900
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Nights & weekends & must. & Also Sous Chef & Line Cooks
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Exp Bartender and Servers
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CEDAR & CHAINLINK
FENCING â€œWhere Quality matters more than Quantityâ€?
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Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates. Call Marv:
Sales Supervisor The Peace Arch News a twice-weekly award winning community newspaper has an exciting opportunity for the position of Sales Supervisor. The successful candidate will have an active account list and will also be responsible for driving revenues, exceeding budget targets and the day-to-day operations of the sales team.
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all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.
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This individual will have a high energy level coupled with an entrepreneurial and innovated edge. They will lead by example and strive to build a team that will be one of the best in our exciting industry. The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years worth of proven advertising sales experience. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commissions and a benefit package. Peace Arch News is part of Black Press, Canadaâ€™s largest independent print media company with over 170 titles across Canada and The United States. Please send your resume and cover letter by May 29th to: Dwayne Weidendorf Peace Arch News, #200 - 2411 - 160th St., Surrey, BC V3S 0C8 or email to email@example.com
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PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY
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Brad 778-552-3900 Prompt Delivery Available
7 Days / Week
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. âœś Bark Mulch âœś Lawn & Garden Soil âœś Drain Gravel âœś Lava Rock âœś River Rock âœśPea Gravel
Interlawn Landscape Services Commercial / Res. 604-356-9273 www.interlawnlandscapes.com
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Spring EXT/INT SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express
1989 14x70 in Ruskin MHP. Fam./Pet ok. $39,900 w/$575pad Partial view. Chuck 604-830-1960
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W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Refâ€™s Reqâ€™d & Absolutely No Pets
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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299
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(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint.
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
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A-1 EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR. Quality job, Senior rates, Free est, residential, commercial. Refs. 20 Yrs exp. No job too small.Call 778-980-0717
TREE BROTHERS SPECIALIST Tree Removal/Topping/Spiral Thinning/Hedge Trimming/Stump Grinding. Free Estimates. WCB/Fully Insured
Call Ian 604-724-6373
Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work
Spring Cleaning Special
Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist
604. 862. 9797 www. smart-cleaning.ca
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
FLEA MARKET Abbotsford Exhibition Park TRETHEWEY @ MACLURE AVE
~ SUNDAYS ONLY ~ 6 am to 4 pm Phone 604-859-7540
BLOOMERS 12776 - 256 St. Maple Ridge Open Fridays 1pm - 9pm Saturdays 10am - 6pm Baskets starting at $10. We also do custom made baskets using your own containers. Stuffers & Vegetable Plants $1 Fresh Eggs Cash & Credit accepted
visit www.bcfarmfresh Great Grandma doesnâ€™t want to drive, cook, clean or repair things anymore! So she gave up her driverâ€™s licence, sold her house, downsized and left behind lots of stuff for her kids to deal with! THATâ€™S US!
Everything from Soup to Nuts (WEâ€™RE THE NUTS) Rain or Shine Held inside so donâ€™t drive away if you donâ€™t see anything on the lawn! Good Prices for Good People.
Sat May 23rd, 10am - 4pm 24872 - 119th Ave
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
ANNUAL GARAGE SALES
HUGE YARD SALE !!! All proceeds to Animal Rescue
Saturday, May 23rd, 9am-2pm Advanced Storage Centres MAPLE MEADOWS
Sat. 9 to 4 & Sunday 9 to 2
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Advanced Storage Centres WESTGATE 11985 - 203rd Street Ph# 604.465.9158 MAPLE RIDGE
GARAGE SALE Saturday May 23rd, 9am-2pm 22146 Isaac Crescent
~ Lots of Stuff ~ Maple Ridge
Sat & Sun May 23 & 24 9am - 3pm 12299 - 221 Street Misc household and lots of craft supplies
fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548
Vintage radio, collectibles, retro furniture etc. Rain or shine
30471 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
45+ Abbotsford 55+ Abby, Langley, Mission, Hope Chuck 604-830-1960
~ Since 1987 ~ $$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.
Have Unwanted Firearms?
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1108/mo - $1211/mo. Shares reqâ€™d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938
TRANSPORTATION 821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2010 MADZA 3 Hatchback, 6/spd standard, 2.5 engine, loaded, 234/kmâ€™s. $5800. 604-467-3908.
CLOSE TO TOWN CENTER 3 Bdrm home on private 5 acre large rec down, double enclosed garage, lge carport, city water, some pasture, very clean.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
SOUTH SURREY EXECUTIVE
Central Coquitlam Co-op
Short Term or Long term! Hotel Living
No subsidy Cls to transit, schools & shops Dasl ~ 604 945 5864 firstname.lastname@example.org
Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coquitlam 604-941-5452; 604-944-7889
METAL EXCHANGE WE BUY SCRAP METAL
Like New Townhouse. Only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Flr. to ceiling storage + storage rm. in garage. 6 s/s appli. d/w, w/d, Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. Covered patio lower & outdoor patio upper. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping. NO Smoking inside & NO Pets! $2050/mo. or negotiable Available NOW!
WE BUY CARS
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604.488.9161 741 Good Apartment Sizes Heat SH/W S Parking 1 Bedroom Available $810/mo. No Pets Refâ€™s & Credit check reqâ€™d
Unbelievable Rates, Starting at $495/month. Various sizes 320sf. - 2000sf. Various downtown locations. Updated and well maintained.
Rick Medhurst Royal LePage Realty
$840/mo & $940/mo
Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * *Large *Clean *Very Quiet
OFFICE/RETAIL The Scrapper
1 & 2 Bdrms available
ROOMS FOR RENT ST
$75 OFF 1 MONTH
Rooms from $445/mo. Fully Furn, weekly maid service, cable TV, private bath, on bus route, 5/min walk to commuter rail.
Near Shopping & Amenities.
Haney Motor Hotel
Includes: Heat, Hot Water
22222 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Inquire in person between 9am - 3pm or
12186-224 St, Maple Ridge CertiďŹ ed Crime Free Buildings
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
Maple Ridge OfďŹ ce & Retail Space
Call today to set up an appointment 604-467-9232
Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms
MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm, 3 appliâ€™s, h/w floor, f/p, freshly renoâ€™d, large fenced b/yard, suit mature tenants, N/s, small pet ok. $900 +40% utils. 604-466-1183 or 604-818-0840.
HOMES FOR RENT
Fully Furnished & Equipped or Unfurnished Based on Your Needs.
Have unwanted or inherited firearms in your possession? Donâ€™t know how to dispose of them safely and legally? Contact Wanstalls and we will come and pick them up and pay you fair value for them. Wanstalls has been proudly serving the Lower Mainland firearms community since 1973. We are a government licensed firearms business with fully certified verifiers, armorers and appraisers.
MAPLE RIDGE 2 Bdrm cottage on acreage, close to town. Ideal for clean quiet couple. N/S. N/P. Unfurnished, refâ€™s reqâ€™d. Avail now. $950/mo + utils. 604-467-9432.
2 Bedroom Apartments BRIGHT & LARGE
Single Items to Entire Households
PORT COQUITLAM 775-3000sqft. Ground floor commercial space. Office / retail / service type business. Facing onto city park. 2 blks from Lougheed/ Shaughnessy intersection. Call 604-464-3550.
ROOMS FOR RENT
Call Ralph 9am-5pm 604-467-9300
ANYTHING OF VALUE
Maple Ridge furnished private room, in newer home, wi-fi, full cbl, all util incl. $550/mo. 778-893-2750
$1900/mo. Quick Possession.
#1 Cash Buyer
$25 Off with this Ad
VACANT MANUFACTURED HOME PADS AVAILABLE
in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at:
Purebred CAIRN TERRIER Pups Shots, dewormed. $800. House pets. 604-854-1978, 604-807-5204
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Pressure Washing & Window Cleaning.
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
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
A-1 Painting Company - Interior / Exterior 20 years exp. Summer Special 10% off (604)723-8434
NORTHSTARS PAINTING www.northstars-painting.com Master Painters at Students Rates. Best Value In Town, Book Now For Super Savings. 778.245.9069
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
TILES, TILES, HARDWOOD small or big jobs call 604-880-6438 for details or visit www.futurisitictiles.com
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Renoâ€™s *More Call Aman: 778-895-2005 FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Renoâ€™s, Boilers, Furnâ€™s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. 604-380-2932
.give and take tree service 778.872.8406
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New SRI *1296 sq/ft Double wide $99,988. *New SRI 14â€™ wide $74,900. Repossessed mobile homes from $1900. www.glenbrookhomes.net
2 coats any colour
~We accept Visa & Mastercard~
.Brothers Moving 604-720-0931
604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley
19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows
Serving Tri City 35 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days
MOVING & STORAGE
Polo Club Apartments
ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899
Same Day Service Lowest Price in Town Discount for MULTIPLE LOADS
Pay-Less Pro Painting
$59.00 Per Ton
Exterior Summer Special 10% Off FREE Estimates (604)720-1390
Meadows Landscape Supply
Shop from home, take a walk through the CLASSIFIEDS! www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com 741
FOUR INDIVIDUAL OFFICES â€˘ 10â€™ X 8.5â€™ available â€˘ Includes heat, A/C & window
â€˘ Inside with no windows 12â€™ x 8â€™ â€˘ Includes heat & A/C and hydro
ONE CORNER OFFICE
â€˘ With windows on 2 sides â€˘ Plumbed with sink and shower 10â€™x9.5â€™ â€˘ Includes heat & A/C and hydro
All offices on second floor, downtown Maple Ridge location, new and clean with one shared washroom on the floor. One year minimum lease subject to credit and criminal check.
Contact Jim at 604-476-2720
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3 DAYS ONLY! MEN’S DIAMETER SLIP-ON & LACE-UP SHOES
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You can also call Diego Medina at (604) 868.8478 to request more information.
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May 22, 2015 edition of the Maple Ridge News