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Dumb thief traps himself in SUV

Not all criminals are overly clever. On May 6 a 35-year-old man broke into an SUV in the 21100 block of Glenwood Avenue and was arrested by Ridge Meadows RCMP when he got locked into the vehicle he was trying to steal. Police got a call at 1:30 a.m. after the vehicle’s owner saw the man in the vehicle. The owner “rescued” the man by letting him out and he and the man waited for the police to arrive. The man committed some damage while inside the SUV.

Booze thief scares staff

A thief threatened an employee at a B.C. government liquor store at Valley Fair Mall on May 5. The man was seen stealing three bottles of alcohol from the store just before 5 p.m. The employee approached the man, who pulled out what the employee believed to be pepper spray. The employee backed away. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 40 years old and 5’6 tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark-coloured flat top hat, black glasses, a black ski jacket with black and white lining, a red sweater, and a black T-shirt, which had a brightly coloured band on the collar.

Butterflies for Brianna (Above) Tristan Linardis (foreground) concentrates on his artwork. (Below) Caralee Salonga and Jacqueline Elliott were friends of Brianna Ferguson.

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cacophony of voices filled a room inside Pitt Meadows Elementary on Tuesday afternoon. Boys and girls in Grades 3-5 stood shoulder-to-shoulder, busily painting wooden butterflies that will honour the memory of a former student at the school. The butterflies were made to remember Brianna Ferguson, a girl who passed away from brain cancer in the spring of 2008. Brianna was diagnosed with cancer when she was three years old. She underwent cancer therapy, which put the disease into remission for a few years. In kindergarten, Brianna had a relapse and underwent radiation while continuing with her school program. Her mother Josie Tabarez said Brianna loved her kindergarten teacher and had three special friends in her class.

After a healthy summer, Brianna relapsed again in November, 2007, after having just started Grade 1, and by January of 2008, the cancer was determined terminal. Brianna succumbed to the disease in late April, 2008. Now, Brianna’s memory

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lives on through the butterflies that will hang on a school fence, near a bench also donated in her name. As part of the project, the Pitt Meadows Elementary community donated money to Brianna’s Treasures, a fund used to purchase toys for

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“It m e a n s a l o t t o m e because we are doing something for my friend,” said Caralee, who described Brianna as a “really nice girl,” adding that she felt “really sad” after learning of Brianna’s passing. “I stayed home for one day because I was really sad,” Caralee recalled. “She was a nice person - a really nice person,” Jacqueline added. “We were really, really good friends and sometimes we would have sleepovers together.” Teacher Cynthia Flett said the students are aware of Brianna’s story, even if many of them never knew her. “I think most of them are aware that this little girl had cancer, and that she had died, and that she really wanted to help those other children at the hospital,” Flett said, “and they have taken [the butterflies project] on as trying to help those other children.”

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he B.C. government’s Local Government Election Task Force — which is considering changes to how local elections are run — says it has received thousands of submissions from politicians, unions, business groups and individuals. And while those submissions reflect a wide range of views, they almost all agree on one thing: The current system needs to change. “I think there’s a general consensus there are some gaps in the process,” said Community and Rural Development Minister Bill Bennett, co-chair of the task force along with Harry Nyce, president of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. That reflects what many local politicians — and some donors — told The Vancouver Sun. Bob Penner and his Vancouver fundraising and c a m p a i g n c o n s u l t a n c y, St r a t e g i c C o m m u n i c a tions (Stratcom), provided the third-highest group of donations, totalling more than $85,000, handed out to Metro Vancouver city-hall candidates during the 2008 municipal campaign. Most of the contributions were in the form of free campaign work his firm did for Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and his Vision party. However, Penner would support the task force’s recommending limitations or bans on donations, including this type of pro-bono work in future elections. “Individuals could volunteer time, but if businesses are doing it, it should be subject to whatever the limits and restrictions are,” he said during an e-mail exchange.

Levelling the playing field Penner, who has worked for various campaigns across Canada and in other countries, argues corporate and union donations should be prohibited, and individ-

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ual donations be capped at $2,500. “The municipal election spending regulations in B.C. are amongst the worst, and in desperate need of being fixed. The current rules allow for too much campaign spending, too high individual donations, and not nearly enough disclosure,” Penner said. Langley Township Coun. Charlie Fox agrees. “I think probably there are some changes needed,” Fox said. “I think in some cases it’s got way out of hand. It’s not good for perception, nor is it good in terms of the fiscal reality of getting elected. He who spends the most is not necessarily the best candidate.”

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Metro Vancouver was CUPE, which doled out nearly $700,000 to candidates. CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Mark Hancock argued that eliminating union and corporate donors would make it difficult for a person without deep pockets or rich friends to raise election funds, and would benefit incumbents, who might not require as much campaign advertising because they already have name recognition. “Are we then saying only people who can afford to spend $1,000 on signs and $ 5 0 0 o n b ro c h u re s c a n

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afford to run?” he asked. The six-member task force was established by Premier Gordon Campbell last fall, after a flurry of court challenges and criminal investigations related to allegations of individuals and groups endorsing candidates in the 2008 municipal election without registering or filing financial disclosure documents. Police conducted investigations in West Vancouver, Central Saanich, Langley, Summerland and Gibsons following the 2008 election and recommended charges in some cases. However, the Crown did not proceed with charges in any case, saying there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction and it was not in the public interest. The task force stopped accepting submissions from the public on April 15 and is scheduled to make its recommendations by May 30. The government will then introduce legislation based on those recommendations in spring 2011, said Bennett, in time for the next municipal campaign in November. The task force is considering a number of suggestions, including caps on municipal election spending, restrictions on corporate and union donations and new rules around how many anonymous donations a candidate can receive.

Disclosure rules weak Some provinces already have spending limits for local campaigns, such as Ontario, where a candidate for mayor can only spend a base of $7,500 on their campaign, plus an additional 85 cents per voter. And some cities restrict donors. In Winnipeg, individuals can give a maximum of $1,500 to a mayoral candidate and $750 to someone running for council. Bennett said he believes actual corruption in local government is rare. But he said there’s no

question that the increasing amounts spent on local campaigns have undermined some voters’ confidence. “There are some people who think the more money you donate, the less independence the mayor or councillor might have,” he said. “So we do recognize it’s an issue that we think we have to deal with.” One of the other questions the task force is considering is whether Elections BC should produce a searchable database of municipal donors for the whole province, as it does now for provincial election campaigns. Bennett agreed such a system — essentially a much larger version of the database The Vancouver Sun has produced — would be more useful to voters than simply putting scanned copies of disclosure forms online. But, he said, the task force is still waiting to hear from Elections BC how much such a system might cost. “It would be the best-case scenario,” said Bennett. “[But] I can’t promise you we’re going to get there.” He said the task force has also more or less agreed that Elections BC should play some role in enforcing the rules on election spending, instead of leaving the job up to individual municipalities. A GROUP EFFORT

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ple with federal government permission to use medicinal marijuana or people with a doctor’s letter stating medicinal marijuana would alleviate symptoms will be able to buy products at the dispensary. McDonald said the RCMP is currently consulting with “a number of” federal agencies including Health Canada. “What they’re trying to do is get some sort of confirmation from them whether this activity is lawful and once they hear back from those federal agencies then obviously the RCMP will be in a better position to decide what to do,” said McDonald. McDonald said TAGGS, as a non-profit society, isn’t necessarily required to have a business licence. “We have to take a hard look at the activity. The bylaw sort of exempts non-profits in some situations from needing a business licence,” he said. “The first order of business is to determine whether this is a lawful activity, which is an RCMP matter.”

McDonald said he’s checked out the zoning for the property the dispensary is in and it’s commercial even though there’s a house on the site. “If somebody wanted to open up a...legitimate drug dispensary then from a land use perspective C-3 would comply,” he said. Under Health Canada regulations people with permission to use marijuana medicinally can get permission to grow their own marijuana or designate someone to grow it for them but that person can only grow for up to two people. Health Canada also obtains marijuana from a supplier, which people can buy. Ashley Lemire said no one else is legally allowed to grow or sell marijuana, including compassion clubs like TAGGS. “If compassion clubs operate outside of Canadian laws, this is an enforcement issue and falls under the jurisdiction of law enforcement agencies. Health Canada works in cooperation with law enforcement agencies to reduce the

illegal production and distribution of substances related to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,” she said in an e-mail. Joinson said it’s unfortunate that some of the neighbours of the new dispensary are upset about the lack of consultation. He said the non-profit attempted to distribute fliers around the neighbourhood letting people know about it but he said the people hired to distribute the fliers didn’t actually hand them out and instead he believes they just threw them in a dumpster. He said the non-profit didn’t want to tell the RCMP or the district in advance because members feared they’d be shut down before they could even get started and they wanted some time to sign up members to prove there’s a need for it. As of April 2, 2010 there were 4,907 people in Canada granted permission to use marijuana medicinally by Health Canada and 1,045 of those people lived in B.C.

asked for some heroin and he agreed. “I was extremely upset. I was petrified. It was the end and I wanted to feel better. I wanted to calm down,” she said. Court heard that the woman is bipolar and has been hospitalized for being suicidal. At the time of the alleged rape she testified that she and her husband were spending hundreds of dollars every couple of days on drugs. She testified she’s used a variety of drugs since she was a teenager, including crack and heroin, and had gone through periods of getting clean then relapsing. Defence lawyer Tony Zipp asked her if she went to Reis’s house because she was planning to exchange sex for drugs, which he said female drug addicts often do with drug dealers.

However, the woman had testified that she had at least several hundred, possibly more, dollars in her purse that evening. The lawyer asked her why she didn’t dial 9-1-1 on her cell phone and hang up or answer her husband’s phone calls and hang up or yell because Reis’s landlords were upstairs. He suggested she claimed she was raped rather than agreeing to consensual sex because her husband was furious and she wanted to justify it. The woman said her husband was furious because she had been raped and she said at no point did she intend to have sex with Reis. Reis was charged with uttering threats, extortion and drug trafficking in 2007, but the charges were stayed. The trial continues Friday.

new medicinal marijuana dispensary on 224 Street in Maple Ridge already has 18 people signed up as members in the first week of operation. However, Michael Joinson, director of The Always Growing Green Society ( TAGGS), which runs the dispensary, is nervous the District of Maple Ridge or the Ridge Meadows RCMP might shut the operation down before it really gets off the ground. The dispensary opened its doors Monday and on Tuesday got a visit from a police officer and Brock McDonald, the director of business licencing, permits and bylaws for the District of Maple Ridge. Joinson said they told him they were going to get more information before taking any action. “I’m not doing something new here. This (medicinal marijuana dispensaries) has been happening in Vancouver for 12 years,” said Joinson. “I said I understand you have to

Tim Sproule and Dori Dempster signed up to become members of the Always Growing Green Society so that they can access prescribed medicinal marijuana. do your job and I have to do my job too because there’s a need for what we’re doing.” Joinson has a meeting with Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin next Tuesday as well. Joinson said he’s learned there are 200 people within 30 kilometres of the new dispensary that are customers of Vancouver medicinal marijuana dispensaries. “We’ve sent out mass e-

mails to everybody who is using dispensary services in Vancouver to send messages to the mayor and let him know we’re not just a couple of people. This is a huge amount of people,” said Joinson. The dispensary is selling sativa and indica strains of cannabis buds, hash, marijuana “budder” and oils, tinctures and baked marijuana edibles. Joinson said only peo-

*Warning: the following story contains graphic testimony. An alleged Maple Ridge drug dealer, Victor Joseph Reis, is on trial for sexually assaulting a woman, threatening her with a sword and a baseball bat and unlawfully confining her in his basement suite. The offences are alleged to have occurred in August 2008. The victim cannot be named due to a publication ban on her identity. At Reis’s trial in New Westminster Supreme Court the victim testified that she ran into Reis at Northumberland Court on Fraser Street when she and a friend went to buy drugs. The victim testified Reis is a known drug dealer in Maple Ridge. She said she bought some heroin (not from Reis) at a unit at Northumberland Court but didn’t use

it immediately and her friend bought crack. The woman testified that she hadn’t slept for 48 hours by that point. Reis asked her to come with him to his place where he was allegedly going to pick up some more drugs. She agreed to go with him to his place and saw him take out some powdered cocaine to turn into crack. The victim said over the course of hours Reis threatened her repeatedly with a sword and baseball bat, tied her hands and her hair up with a TV or VCR cable and on a couple of occasions choked her. She said he told her he was going to show her how he could easily kill a person and then put his forearm on her throat and put her in a headlock. He did it twice. She said the first time it was painful but she could still breathe.

The second time he choked “psychotic” to calm. At one point he told her to her hard. “I remember not being able smoke some crack. She said she didn’t want to to breathe and going, and told him so but ‘Oh my God.’” then had a tiny puff “I was so scared. The second time I did “The second to appease him. said none of not know whether I time I did not the“He other bitches ever would survive. I did know wheth- say no. They always not know if he was smoke it. You’re difgoing to stop,” she er I would ferent. You’re spetestified. survive. I did cial,” she testified. The victim testified not know if T h ro u g h o u t t h e that her impression while watching him he was going alleged rape he told her personal details with the basebat and to stop.” about his upbringing sword was “if you Alleged and family and told don’t do what I want victim her he felt a connecthis is what is going tion to her. to happen to you. The woman was “Throughout the five-foot-three and whole thing I remember feeling a lot of fear for my weighed under 100 pounds at the time of the alleged attack. life,” she said. She said not long before She described how Reis would go back and forth from Reis finally passed out she

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The Ridge Meadows RCMP warrants attached to these individuals were outstanding as of 10 a.m. Thursday. If anyone has information on the whereabouts these individuals, call the detachment at 463-6251 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Landon Hayes Kibbe Born: August 16, 1984 Wanted for Failing to obey a Probation Order File# 2008-13516

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Car crashes through shop window A car crashed through the front of Freda’s C Nails in Selkirk Centre Mall on May 5 sending one person to the hospital. The incident occurred at 11 a.m. in the 22500 block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. A

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Ridge Meadows RCMP used a rollover simulator on May 4 to send a message to Pitt Meadows Secondary School students not to drink and drive. After the demonstration Grade 11 and 12 students watched a presentation put on by ICBC, where Shayne Stoll told his story about being involved in such a crash while drunk. Pitt Meadows Mayor Don MacLean, Ridge Meadows RCMP Superintendent Dave Walsh and Inspector Derren Lench, were among the guests who attended the presentations. With graduation just around the corner, Ridge Meadows RCMP wants to remind all grads not to drink and drive during any festivities.

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h e m a j o r i t y o f B. C . school trustees wants money going to independent schools to be redirected to public education and two local trustees recently voted to support advocating this position to the Ministry of Education. At the recent annual general meeting of the B.C. School Trustees’ Association, a motion was passed to ask the Ministry of Education to redirect funds that currently go to independent schools back into the public education system. Trustees Ken Clarkson and StepanVdovinevotedinfavour of the motion at the AGM, while Trustees Kathie Ward and Eleanor Palis voted against motion. Ward said she voted against the motion because she believes that “democracy is choice” and parents should be able to choose an independent school. “We want children to have the best education,” Ward said. “If that means independent (schooling), so be it.” Ward said the process was “disheartening” because the debate caused a lot of tension and even prompted the Abbotsford board of education to walk out after the vote and not come back to the AGM. “They were really, really upset by it,” Ward said.

Clarkson said religious Trustee Stepan Vdovine said he thought the motion schools, if they meet certain was brought up at this time criteria, should get public because of a lot of boards funding, although that isn’t around the province are without problems. “We live in a multicultural under financial pressure. He would have rather not society and here you have had the funding of indepen- people of all faiths and you dent schools brought for- have taxpayer money going ward at the moment because to religious schools,” Clarkit is such a divisive issue. But son said. Palis voted against the when it came to the vote, he had to vote according to motion at the AGM but she said it doesn’t what he believed, mean she has some which is that public QUOTE: political agenda to funding shouldn’t go “Here you advocate for private into private education. have people schools. “Every kid is still “The option of not of all faiths a kid in this provcarrying the motion and you have i n c e,” s h e s a i d . would carry the taxpayer “Every kid wherever reverse message,” money going they go to school is Vdovine said. to religious important.” Society Instead of having has a responsibility a divisive vote on schools.” funding of public Ken Clarkson for all children, she added. education, Vdovine Clarkson said would rather like to societies that have see more advocacy a lot of private for public educaschools also have a class systion. Fo r b o a r d c h a i r K e n tem and he is worried that Clarkson, who voted for the the rich are getting richer motion to ask public fund- and the poor are getting ing not to go to independent poorer in B.C. He was also surprised that schools, the issue is about inclusiveness and if inde- at the meeting some trustees pendent schools were inclu- were “passionate” against sive, he said he thinks they the motion to redirect funds from private schools, and should get public funding. But he said he has a prob- he questioned why a public lem with exclusive schools school trustee would argue that can pick and choose for private schools. Ward said there was a their students getting public sense at the trustees’ AGM funding.

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magine a student is at Allco Park and finds a salamander. The student could examine the salamander from a biological perspective, or look at the effect of humans on the life of salamanders. Math could be used to look at the patterns and shapes of their homes or at the area they exist in. “How long can that one topic exist?” said Clayton Maitland, vice-principal at Yennadon Elementary. The next day they might find a fish skeleton at the park - some of the questions that might arise are the effect of humans on fish, how far animals are carrying fish from the river incorporating graphing skills of how far calcium is spread from the river by animals. These are scenarios that Clayton Maitland envisions could take place in “placebased education,” an environmental school where learning is hands-on, experiential and largely takes place outside the regular classroom setting. Maitland is hoping to see an environmental school in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district open in 2011 with the help of researchers at Simon Fra-

this model of learning, the focus would be to look at the place of learning, an activity that works there and how it fits with those learning outcomes. “I don’t want to say the classroom is wrong,” Maitland said. “For some kids, it works.” But with an environmental school, the students would head out to the place where things are happening rather than just reading about it in a textbook. For example, when learning about governance, Maitland said the class might attend council meetings and then meet with the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations to learn about their governance model. Maitland pointed out there’s a lot of research that shows that learning in place is beneficial to children. A 2003 survey of students who spent time learning in “green school grounds” in the Toronto area showed that 90 per cent of students were more enthusiastic and engaged in learning than when learning indoors. Another American study showed a 27 per cent increase in mastering science concepts after just a week-long outdoor education program for at-risk youth. Other research showed that being in nature reduced the stress of chil-

ably start small, Maitland said, for example, perhaps two classrooms. At a recent school board meeting, SD42 school superintendent Jan Unwin said if there aren’t enough students to start the program, it won’t take place in this district. In that case, the researchers would move their focus to another school district. The $1 million research grant was from the Social S c i e n c e s a n d Hu m a n i -

dren and helped their cognitive functioning. There is also research into the positive impact of having school gardens. Currently Maitland and others involved locally in planning the school are looking for “a place to call home” which would serve as a base where they could store things. The hope is to start the environmental school by fall, 2011, and it will prob-

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he first day back from a vacation can be so trying that you wonder if it was worth taking any time off at all. Some easy rules to remember include never coming back on the busiest day of the week and get into the office an hour before anybody else arrives so you have a little quiet time to get settled. After a week or more away, people are inevitably lining up at your door to get answers to the questions that have been stacking up (And they don’t want to let you finish your morning coffee first). There will also be a pile of phone messages that can only be returned by you. The e-mail will be over its size limit. And your desk will be a mess. Earlier this week, however, was different for me after three weeks of vacation. My office was clean. Spotless. One lovely co-worker took it upon herself to reorganize my office space, getting rid of a bookshelf that was teetering on the verge of collapse under the weight of my collection of books (she even found the weathered copy of Catcher in the Rye I had been looking for after the death of that nutcase genius J.D. Salinger). All the weird memorabilia I had collected over the years was spread out on two larger bookcases. A large fake plant coated with so much dust it ceased to be green was removed. And many photographs that sat dormant had been brought to life on the office walls. It was a rare gift indeed. All that remained was a stack of opened mail that my replacement wasn’t sure how to deal with.

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Out of Time It included a sheet of paper submitted anonymously by a “concerned parent” — these days all parents seemed to be “concerned” and for good reason — that got me thinking about the state, and danger, of social media. The letter included what purported to be a brief Facebook conversation between a local male politician and a semi-prominent male citizen. The conversation might have included others, I don’t know. I won’t name the two men. For the record, I don’t know if the written words even came from the two men that are named in the letter. That’s not the point of this column. The anonymous alleged “whistleblower” was offended that these two men were joking about the recent Boobquake protest. Boobquake, in case you don’t know, was a humourous reaction to the claims of an Iranian cleric, who said that earthquakes were caused by immodestly dressed women. The protest was lots of fun and this particular Facebook conversation joked about two men approving of such democratic protests. There was also a joke about the meaning of the letters in bra sizes.

It was pretty tame stuff. I polled some of the women in our office and none were offended. But this woman was. She felt it was degrading, chauvinistic, etc. That’s her right. And you know what, she should inform both of these men that she was offended by their comments. But dropping off an anonymous letter to the newspaper — especially about one man who isn’t even a politician — that’s a bit of an overreaction. The message I want to get across is to politicians. People are watching. Closely. They are reading what you consider to be harmless, perhaps even private, conversations. Rightly or wrongly, your words are scrutinized differently than those of other people. It used to be just letters or recordings or photos that got politicians into trouble. The annals of history are littered with the carcasses of politicians caught in embarrassing situations. But the ways you can get caught have changed. Politicians and candidates have had their campaigns ruined by photos they posted on Facebook. A few words on Twitter have left the careers of some in tatters. Both of these are added to their use of e-mail. Think of it. Two men think they are having a harmless Facebook conversation about a humourous protest and their words are being used by one offended person to ruin their reputations. Social networking outlets have changed the rules of the game for public figures. I’m not sure we are all ready for it.

The opening of the Always Growing Green Society Dispensary on 224 Street is perhaps a lesson in how not to open a controversial project in a community. The folks behind this society, which started selling medical marijuana this week, issued a press release just before opening. This meant media outlets were calling for reaction from local politicians and the police, who hadn’t heard of the project in their own community. Mayor Ernie Daykin and the police likely felt blindsided by the issue, which the society members had to know would be controversial. Others, including those members of a coalition trying to clean up this area of town, complained about a lack of public consultation. A little heads up to all those concerned would have helped ease tensions. Having said all this, those expressing concerns should relax a little. This isn’t a porn shop or a safe injection site being set up. It’s a society selling medical marijuana to people who have received a federal licence. They are people in serious pain who have received permission to smoke pot to ease that pain and make life more livable. They are not drug addicts breaking into cars and homes to feed their habit. The organizers of the society should consider hosting some meetings to explain more about how they are going to address public concerns. People want to know how all this works and that it’s not going to cause problems. Communication can’t be a bad thing.

Debacles a Kash crop By the time you read this, Kash Heed might very well be back as solicitor general of B.C. After resigning and being reappointed and then resigning again, it’s hard to tell what’s going on with our government. The B.C. Libreals continue to bumble along, rushing to make decisions and then embarrassing our province when those decisions have to be changed the next day. All the while never admitting a mistake was ever made in the first place. One question we have to ask is why Mike de Jong has to pull double duty as attorney general and solicitor general? We ask because every time MLAs receive another pay raise or boost to their pension plans, the excuse is that we need to attract the best people. And yet when a job comes open, a minister has to stretch himself thin. Do the Liberals seriously have nobody in their ranks qualified to step up to a cabinet post? Aren’t these supposed to be the best people available?

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Re: Marijuana shop opens in Ridge, TIMES, May 4 How many residents of Maple Ridge woke up Monday with the expectation that a medical marijuana distribution centre would be opened down the street from their home by the time they got home from work? Over the course of 24 hours the community of Haney went from one that was recovering from the ongoing damage caused by the mismanagement of Northumberland Court (aka the Ghetto) to being the centre of a medicinal marijuana distribution hub. How did this happen? It certainly did not happen with any community input whatsoever. The first report that the facility had opened up was found in the Monday morning edition of the Vancouver Province. That was it. That was the level of community input that was undertaken. Trying to find out anything about the group (running) this facility one will discover that the organization that will run this facility has been in existence since December 2009, a whopping four months. (This is a) group that is running a facility within a block of two narcotic recovery centres, within a rural neighbourhood. This on top of the fact that Northumberland has still not been completely settled and it is literally around the corner. Now had there been any community consultation this would have come out and perhaps the community would have supported the facility. Lots of arguments can be made and no doubt will be. Outright legalization, the argument around medical benefits, the fact that the war on drugs has been a bigger failure than the second Iraq war, the money that can be made from taxation, and no doubt there are countless other opinions that would need to be expressed. That expression won’t happen though because all the decisions have been made. There is one argument that cannot be denied. This facility has been dropped on the Haney community with no regard to the community’s needs or future plans. No discussion around issues such as zoning or why this type of facility should be in a medical building as opposed to

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a house on 224th Street. No discussion as to whether the group that is undertaking this has the qualifications, experience and understanding of what will happen next. There has been no discussion, period. So now that it has opened, what happens next? Unfortunately, it will probably be at best some half-hearted efforts to ‘consult’ the community on a facility that has already been decided upon and regardless of input is here to stay. This community will not be taken down the path of being abused under the guise of altruism. We in this community bore the brunt of indecision and poor management for years while Northumberland declined. This community is our home and many of us in the area banded together quite recently to fight for it, and I have every belief that if necessary we will do so again. Tyler Ducharme Maple Ridge

Clean up poop Editor:

My kids play sports locally and I have noticed that every game, whether it’s soccer or baseball, people bring their dogs. I have always been on the lookout for dog feces and at a recent game I noticed quite a bit of dog feces around where the kids were playing. The kids nearly stepped in it a few times. Dog owners are obviously quite inconsiderate if they allow their animal to do this and then proceed without picking up the waste. I feel that dogs should not be allowed where not only kids but people in general play. There should be parks strictly designated for dogs and parks strictly designated for humans. Children should not have to be forced to dodge dog feces while playing. Certainly the kids thought it amusing — that’s

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because they are kids, but I am not amused by this and feel that stricter laws should be put into place prohibiting dogs from parks where children and people play Gord Parkhurst Maple Ridge

Pot helps some Editor:

I am a concerned member of the public who supports medical marijuana access rights. In keeping with (the community’s) request to acquire more information about TAGGS, I would ask you to meet with its directors at your earliest convenience. Please do not hurt the sick and dying in Maple Ridge, please support TAGGS. Angel Flanagan Nova Scotia

Outrageous tax Editor:

This is outrageous and unacceptable. A 5.7-per-cent tax increase? For what? It is not right for Mayor Daykin to ask any taxpayer, “What services would you cut?” At election time these people who run for office ask us for their votes. They dearly want to be elected to the job. Well, now you have it, do your job. You were not elected to say “yes” to every bureaucrat in city hall. Of course it’s a thankless job. You asked for it knowing full well it would be tough. It’s not the responsibility of the taxpayer to put forward suggestions for cuts. And while I’m at it, when are you people on council going to stand up to that bloated organization previ-

ously known as the GVRD, (Metro Vancouver)? The name change alone must have cost a small fortune. More and more people are living on a fixed income these days so what are they supposed to do when we have the premier adding the PST to all manner of things heretofore not taxed, the federal government adding more and more taxes by way of “downloading” and ICBC charging more and more for less and less and now you people on Maple Ridge council shirking your responsibilities? Councillors say growth is costing money. I thought the theory was more growth would pay more taxes. If growth costs more taxes, stop growth, it’s that simple. To the mayor and council I say stop, think about what you are doing. If you cannot perform for the taxpayer without making flimsy excuses, don’t run for office. The job isn’t a hobby. Mike Boileau Maple Ridge

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The Pitt Meadows community policing committee will be holding a public forum at Heritage Hall to educate the community about graffiti. The forum will be at 7 p.m. on May 19, where speakers such as community safety officer Paul Jeffrey, Sgt. Wendy Hawthorn, and School District 42 board trustee Kathy Ward will speak to the public about the topic of graffiti. Ward will be able to give information on the anti-vandalism initiative on schools. Organizing the forum is Helen Trudeau, who says that the purpose of the forum isn’t to talk about the problem of graffiti. “It’s going to be an education piece,” she said. “Lots of people see it as a problem, they see it on hydro boxes and on walls, and it becomes a problem when it’s so visual.” Trudeau is also hoping to get some of the Pitt Mead-

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around 19-25. She wants youth to talk about what else they would be doing with their time, and that includes looking at providing a wall for them to utilize instead of just using public property. Trudeau is also hoping to get some of the local businesses to talk about the

impact of graffiti on themselves, and what the financial effects are on their businesses. One lesson Pitt Meadows has learned from places such as White Rock and Delta are placing signage over their hydro boxes to deter graffiti artists, which has proved to be very cost effective.

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Morton and is taking place on Vancouver Island. It is a globally supported action that aims to make governments aware that wild salmon should take a higher priority than Norwegian farmed salmon. ARMS invites those that

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Life is short so hug your mom

Mom. Mommy. Mum. Mummy. Mother. However you say it, it never means the same to any two people. Indeed, motherhood is a culturally motherhood issue. That is to say, motherhood is basic to culture... and it can vary from culture to culture, just as it does from species to species throughout the animal world. Or the insect world. Or the bacterial world. Or the plant world, for that matter. Technically, a mother is (according to Mr. Webster) “that which gives birth to something, is the origin or source of something, or nurtures in the manner of a mother.” Mr. Webster also extends the definition simply to “a woman who has borne a child.” But you and I know that a mother is far more than that — even if your own mother happened to have been one of those who was nothing more than that.

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I know some people’s mothers can fall into yet another of Mr. Webster’s definitions: “a stringy, gummy, slimy substance formed by bacteria...” Those are the ones who keep the governmental child welfare agencies busy. Fortunately, such “mothers” (somehow it seems there should be a hyphen there, with a compounded word) are actually few and far between. More fortunately still, for me at least, my mother was definitely not one of those. My mother was one of those from whom Mr. Webster, in attempting to define mothers, derived that indefinable phrase, “nurtures in the manner of a mother.” Of course, like all kids, I didn’t always realize it. Before memory, and shortly thereafter, mom was purely

there for sustenance than two decades ago, and and protection — the I find I still miss her, parthing that gave me food, ticularly around this time of dried my tears, made me year, about as much as I ever laugh with an appropri- did. ately inserted “koochyAnd my mother-in-law koo” or a “peek-a-boo,” was taken by cancer before and ensured a soft place I even got to meet her. By of dry warmth all accounts, her w h e n i t w a s QUOTE: opinions and interneeded. ests matched my There may be own, and we prob“If you are exceptions, but I’m lucky enough ably would have got not sure little chilto enjoy the along famously...if dren actually “love” we’d been allowed continued their mothers. The to meet. company of relationship is too I find that I often your (moth- miss her, too, even needy for that. And I am totally er), make the without the benefit sure that few teenof a formal acquainbest of it.” a g e r s l ov e t h e i r tance. Bob Groeneveld m o t h e r s. I d o n’t So I guess the think I did. Or at message here is that, least, I didn’t think since it is the natuI did. ral order of things It wasn’t until I survived for children to outlive their my teens that I started to mothers, if you are lucky realize that my mother enough to enjoy the continwas an intelligent human ued company of yours, then being who was capable of make the best of it. independent thought...and It won’t be forever, and no friendship. matter how much time you That’s when I really began spend with her, especially to love my mother. once you’ve become friends My mother left us to fend after your cruddy teen years, for ourselves — through no you will wish you had spent decision of her own — more more.

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2009 VW Routan .................................................. (UT500750) 2008 VW Passat ................................................... (UC151551) 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee ................................. (UT112225) 2009 VW GTI ......................................................... (UC136140) 2008 VW Jetta...................................................... (UC135969) 2006 Audi A3........................................................ (UC083130) 2007 Audi A3........................................................ (UC171968) 2006 Audi A3........................................................ (UC174713)

2007 Audi A4........................................................ (UC234441) 2006 Audi A4........................................................ (UC268535) 2008 VW Beetle.................................................... (UC417203) 2006 Audi A4........................................................ (UC176245) 2007 Audi A4........................................................ (UC064349) 2006 Audi A3........................................................ (UC087969) 2006 Audi A3........................................................ (UC097851) 2007 VW GTI ......................................................... (UC130475) 2008 VW GLI ......................................................... (UC132695) 2007 VW GTI ......................................................... (UC135892)

Cars Under $35,000!

2007 VW Touareg ................................................. (UT001390)

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Shopping & Services Downtown Maple Ridge Present her with ever lasting flowers from Maple Ridge Lighting

Portraiture for Everyone Family Individual Maternity Little Ones Weddings Commercial Corporate Hours Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm

Don’t forget about our great baby plan. Only $49 Visit our website for more information

22323 Dewdney Trunk Rd 604 467 3030 www.clarkesphotos.com

Shop Downtown Maple Ridge we have EVERYTHING you’re looking for ! Shop Downtown Maple Ridge we have what you’re looking for !

Check out our beautiful Downtown Maple Ridge, “Ours to Share”, we sincerely hope that you will take some time to check out the eclectic selection of fine restaurants and retail shops amidst some of the most spectacular backgrounds in the lower mainland. Did you know these Maple Ridge “Fast Facts”:

selected colors, call ahead for information Gift Certificates Available Maple Ridge Lighting Inc. 11947 227th Street • 604.463.8682 www.mapleridgelighting.ca

Much more than just a lighting store!

“Add a little magic into your space.”

We have something special for Mothers Day. Stop by to see ALL our Unique gifts!

Scarves,purses,pillows,lamps,vases,candles,jewelery,clocks,wall decor,furniture, plates,boxes,throws,hats,Horty Girls plants,one of a kind decor and much much more!

11954 - 224th Street,Maple Ridge • 604.477.1561

www.divinedec.com find us on

or email: leslieg@divinedec.com

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - we close when our customers finish shopping...

“A one of a kind store...we have it all at Divine Decor.”

Our team of stylists Alicja,Terry, Lucille and Iwona have over 40 years of combined experience. Our promise to you is to serve you best by giving you what you want in a hair cut, perm and colour with the best prices in town. Give us a call today see why our clients have been with us since day one! Sincerely,Team Cutting Image!

• Over 700 businesses in Downtown Maple Ridge • At the Heart of one of the fastest growing communities in Metro Vancouver • Ranked best place in BC to “live for lifestyle” (Real Estate Investment Network 2009) • Rated “# 2 best investment town in BC” (Real Estate Investment Network) • District population is forecast to double to 134,000 (Metro Vancouver 2040 Plan) • The most affordable housing in Metro Vancouver (CMHC 2008) • $90 million investment to develop Town Centre

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DON’T FORGET THE HANEY FARMER’S MARKET IS BACK!

Every Saturday 9 am – 2 pm in Memorial Peace Park/224th Street

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Great Service Walk Ins Welcome

604.463.1371 22353 SELKIRK AVENUE


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FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010

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Pioneer Motor Group NO GIMMICKS JUST QUALITY DEALS

TRUCK CENTRE

BCAA

Over 5 Million Dollars in Inventory

2007 NISSAN ARMADA RWD V8407A

1978 CHEVY CORVETTE 2DR

28,995

$

A5081

17,995

U9320A

2007 DODGE RAM 2500

2009 DODGE DAKOTA U0391

32,999

$

E5683

2004 DODGE DAKOTA

22,999

$

2008 JEEP LIBERTY

2005 CHRYSLER 300C SEDAN

16,999

$

4D, V8, 5.7L HEMI, Auto, 122,656km

Club Cab, V8, 4.7L, Auto

2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING

2008 FORD RANGER

21,999

12,995

4,995

$

$

4D, V6, 2.7L, Auto, 124,610km

4D, V6, 3.7L, 4x4 Auto, 70,707km

19,999

$

Crew Cab Short Bed, V8, 5.3L, Auto, 68,000kms

2000 FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY

17,995

$

Super Cab Long Bed, V8, 7.3L, Turbo, Diesel, Auto, 197,400kms

2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE U5883

AD6047

$

AD9485

16)RM4865A

14,595

E6571

2006 CHEV SILVERADO 1500

Crew Cab, V8. 4.7L, Flex Fuel, Auto, 42831kms

$

Quad Cab Short Bed, V8, 5.7L Hemi, Auto, 53,990kms

Extended Cab, 6 1/2’ V8, 5.3L, Auto,

21,495

FFC7165

F2406A

$

$

Quad Cab Short Bed, 6cyl, 6.7 Turbo, Diesel, Auto, 47,587kms

Sedan, V8, 6.1L Hemi, Auto, 36,480kms

14,999

16,999

Extended Cab, V6 4L, auto

29,999

2007 CHEV SILVERADO 1500

$

Quad Cab, Long Bed, 6.7 Turbo, Diesel, Auto, 69,183kms

$

Extended Cab, 5 3/4’, V8, 4.8L, Auto, 12,009kms

AD6233

34,999

AM0741

2008 DODGE RAM 1500

2007 MAZDA B4000 SE 4x4

$

RWD, Auto, V8 47,000km, 3 doors

20,495

$

35,000km, 4DR, V8, 5.6L, 4x4

UD27766

$

2007 DODGE CHARGER SRT8

29,995

Auto, 124,000km, RWD, Coupe 350, V8 L

RM2290

2008 GMC SIERRA 1500

$

13,995

2008 DODGE RAM 3500

VEHICLES

9D0181A

$

4D, Auto, 50000km, FWD

2008 GMC SAVANA CARGO

2007 NISSAN TITAN SE AR9779A

RM8401A

INSPECTED

Super Cab, 4WD, V6, 3.0L, auto, 72,000kms

17,995

$

V6, 3.3L, Auto, 56,494km, FWD

Pioneer Truck Centre Service Department

15

%

off

Parts and Labour Expires May 31-2010

ALL MAKES FULL SERVICE FACILITY 22855 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge BC

“Wants to ask Maple Ridge to come visit us before making any service decisions on your vehicle” ... This is why:

•FULLY CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS • TRUSTWORTY, HONEST COMMUNITY GUYS! •EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE RATES! •SAFETY INSPECTION REPORT WITH EVERY OIL CHANGE

604.466.8887


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PUBLIC NOTICE:

WE ARE MAPLE RIDGE’S KIA DEALER! We are more than prepared to take over our previous competitors business, from Parts & Service to Purchase & Leases, our modern facility and our friendly multi-lingual sales staff are here to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Fresh new inventory and access to over 600 pre-owned vehicles assure our customers choices are vast and abundant!

BRAND NEW KIA RIO $ BRAND NEW RONDO

Very Well Equipped

11,588 OWN ME $95* #293320

Loaded

18,988 OWN ME $165

$

*

BRAND NEW 2010 SORENTO $

#297215

Well Equipped

27,545 OWN ME $219* #110009

2008 ACCENT

2005 ALTIMA

Very well equipped Auto AC

Auto, AC PW PL Loaded

9,988

$

8,988

$

#598894

2006 BMW 325I Auto, Loaded

24,988

$

#2698700

2007 CALIBER SXT Auto, AC, PL Loaded

9,488

$

#2752059

#2889793

BRAND NEW 2010 FORTE

15,588 OWN ME $128*

$

2010 SEDONA

Well Equipped #293320

Very Well Equipped

2007 CAMRY

2001 DURANGO 4X4

16,488

6,988

Auto, AC, PW PL Loaded

$

Well Equipped

*

$

4,988

19,988

#2249930

#2492064

2002 MERCEDES E320

2006 LEXUS RX330

2007 PT CRUISER

2007 HONDA PILOT

11,888

#2298955

4X4, Loaded

25,888

$

#2699199

Auto, AC PW Loaded

8,998

$

#2662104

25,895 #105108

Leather, Loaded

$

#2159148

$

19,988 OWN ME $189

$

$

Auto, AC PW PL Loaded

2004 INFINITI G35

#2799088

Auto Leather, Loaded

BRAND NEW SPORTAGE

Auto, AC, Leather

2002 GRAND AM

$

4x4, Loaded

$

28,888

#2798505

2010 SOUL

Very Well Equipped

$

18,998 #109184

#106147

2002 SEDONA

Auto, Leather, Roof, Loaded

6,488

$

#2221973

2006 SMART FORTWO 2008 VOLVO XC90 Auto, Well Equipped

9,988

$

#2699097

Leather, Loaded

31,888

2002 SUNFIRE Very Well Equipped

4,988

$

$

#2891004

#2247327A

*All payments bi-weekly, 60 months amortized over 84 months 6.75% oac.

KIA WEST

NEW VEHICLE APPTS & DIRECTIONS 1-888-229-1822 688 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY, COQUITLAM WWW.KIAWEST.COM


MAPLE RIDGE AND PITT MEADOWS TIMES

Royal Donair

... HUNGRY??? ... Try our tasty, healthy and fresh foods at reasonable prices. Our Donair is a warm pita bread sandwich stuffed with marinated beef, lamb, chicken or falafel over a bed of vegetables and our assortments of home-made sauces starting

Grad Special for the Month of May! (id required)

Special Discount on Gift Certificates for Mom!

Call for details

604.465.6655 #1-12350 Harris Rd. Pitt Meadows Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm Sat 10am - 6pm

RIDGE MEADOWS HOSPICE SOCIETY Grief has no timeline.

May 2nd to May 8th is National Hospice Palliative Care Week

About Us Mission Statement To provide compassion, support and care to patients and loved ones in dealing with end of life experience, grief and mourning. What is our Role in Hospice Care? Trained volunteers provide compassionate, emotional care and support to individuals who are living with a terminal illness, their family and friends, as well as at the time of death and through the journey of bereavement. Ridge Meadows Hospice Society offers the following services: Hospice Residence Support, Home Visitation Support,Vigil Support, One-On-One Bereavement Support, Adult and Children’s Bereavement Support Groups, Relaxation Program for palliative patients, their caregivers and bereaved individuals and a Resource Lending Library There are several opportunities for volunteering with us such as: Friends of Hospice: help with community events, fundraising, office duties, Door Greeting at McKenney Creek Hospice Residence, Visiting Volunteers, Bereavement Support Volunteers and Thrift Store Volunteers

from

Our Platter is your choice of chicken, beef, lamb or falafel with rice, pita bread and your choice of two side orders (Humus, Greek salad, Dolma or Tzatki) starting from

$6.49

* Subway 224th only * Expires May. 31 2010

FOR

5.00!!

$

* Subway 224th only * Expires May. 31 2010

224th STREET

Only at

11969 - 224th Street Maple Ridge B.C.

604-463-3663

Buy any Donair or Platter and get the second one

half price

Expires May 31

15% OFF

with purchase of $15 or more

Maple Meadows Dental

Dr. Jason C. Dinglasan Inc. • Dr. Keith C. Dinglasan Inc. Dr. Arshad B. Pirani Inc.

Free side order (Salad, Kid’s meal, Humus, Baklava, Dolma ...) with purchase of 2 Donairs or 2 Platters

Expires May 31 Ph: 604-459-3300

Ask for more specials in the store.

1.99

CLASSIC FOOTLONG

Specials

Greek, Turkish and Lebanese Platter from $7.99

4-12350 Harris Rd. Pitt Meadows, BC

Any English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich & Coffee

$3.49

Expires May 31

Chicken, Beef, Lamb Donair from $4.99

SEKHON & SONS

Ask us about our vegetarian choices and salads starting from

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$3.99

Royal Donair Falafel Donair from $3.99

FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010

604-459-3300 4-12350 Harris Rd. Pitt Meadows, BC

New Computerized Digital Radiographic Equipment which means considerably less radiation to our patients

• New Patients & Emergencies Welcome • Veneers & White Fillings • Orthodontics & Invisalign • TMJ Disorders & Jaw Pain • Sleep Apnea & Snoring • Ample Free Parking • Saturdays & Evening Appointments Available


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For Mother’s Day Call 1-888-391-9759 for Floral Delivery

Delivery Charges, Minimums and Taxes apply.

Pepsi Soft Drinks

Lily Bunches Starting at...

Assorted varieties. 24 x 355 mL. Plus deposit and/ or enviro levy where applicable.

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CLUB PRICE

Extra Lean Ground Beef

Fresh Corn on the Cob

Bakery Counter Mini Cupcakes

Fluff Style.

Product of U.S.A. No. 1 Grade.

Vanilla or Chocolate. Package of 12.

2

/lb. 6.59/kg

19

99

Unforgettable Rose Arrangement

12 Premium Roses Arrangement with Baby Breath in Vase.

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Buy 1 Unforgettable Rose Arrangement

Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc.

CLUB PRICE

Mini Roses 4 inch.

2

99

CLUB PRICE

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Pretty Posie Arrangement

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99

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99

EARN 25

AIR MILES® reward miles

Limit one Bonus Coupon per customer, per day. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. AIR MILES coupons cannot be combined with any other discount offer or AIR MILES coupon offer, including Customer Appreciation Day & Seniors Day. Not valid at Safeway Liquor Stores. Coupon excludes prescriptions, diabetes merchandise, insulin pumps, insulin pump supplies and blood pressure monitors, tobacco purchases, enviro levies, transit passes and all gift cards. Other exclusions apply. Please see our customer service for complete list of exclusions. Cashiers: Scan the coupon only once to activate the bonus offer. Do not scan more than once.

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Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, May 7 thru Sunday, May 9, 2010. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free.

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◗ Community

Art ◗ During May, an exhibition of paintings of the unique landscapes of Charles Ellman and colourful still-lifes of Jackie Murton will be at the New Creations Art Gallery & Studio. The gallery is situated on the corner of 224th St. and McIntosh in Maple Ridge (behind Jim’s Pizza). Opening Reception on May 8th from 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers ◗ Katie’s Place animal shelter needs volunteers, particularly cleaners for Fridays and Sundays right now. However, Katie’s Place can accommodate any schedule. Help out some messy but grateful and loving little critters. Call 4637917 or e-mail volunteeratkatiesplace@shaw.ca for more information. Volunteers ◗ Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store requires volunteers to sort, price and stock shelves. For more information, call 463-7711. Groups ◗ Overeaters Anonymous meets every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. in the Aloutte Room, Maple Ridge Library. Drop in or call 878-4575 for more information. No dues or fees. Newcomers welcome. Reunion ◗ MRSS Class of 1980 - 30year reunion is being held Aug. 28 at Maple Ridge Equestrian Center - Ranch Bar and Grill. Contact Janice at ajhazell@shaw.ca for more details and to RSVP. Health ◗ Several events have been set up next week for B.C. Move for Health Day. May 10 Celebrate Move for Health Day all week in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Join in one of the many organized events or organize you own neighbourhood walk this week and be eligible to win prizes. For more information contact Elaine Yamamoto at 604 3060627. May 10

What’s on To include your event, contact us by e-mail at editorial@mrtimes.com, fax to 604-463-9943 or phone 604-463-2281. Items run only as space allows. Join the Whonnock Walkers today to celebrate Move for Health Day. Meet at Whonnock Lake Centre parking lot 9:15am May 11 Join in a Parks and Leisure led walk in the Albion neighbourhood beginning at Kanaka Creek Coffee, 24155 102 Avenue at 7:00pm. For more information contact Elaine Yamamoto at 604 306-0627. May 12 Join the Tri-Hard Walkers on one of their regularly scheduled walks. Meet at Haney Place Mall (near the lottery booth) at 8:30am (The Group meets regularly on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays). May 13 Jo i n t h e P i t t Me a d ow s Women’s Walking Club for an outing to celebrate Move for Health Day. Meet at Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, 12047 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows at 8:45am (Group meets regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays). May 15 Walk to the Market to Celebrate Move for Health Day and enter to wins prizes. Haney Farmer’s Market, Memorial Peace Park – look for the Walk BC, Move for Health representatives and tell them that you Walked to the Market! 9:00am to 2:00pm May 16 Move for Health Day Celebration in South Bonson! Come join us for a Riverfront Walk with Parks & Leisure Services (begins at 11:00), a Yoga class with Kali Yoga (11:45am) or a Drop in Ball Hockey Tournament (12:00pm) – All are ages and levels welcome! You can also bring you your old sticks to donate for street

hockey in South Bonson. Be sure to join us for a community barbeque put on by our local Kiwanis. For more information contact Hody Ly at (604) 319-3909. May 8 ◗ Hanging baskets, a car wash and a hot dog sale will be be part of a fundraiser at Garibaldi Secondary School 248th and Dewdney Trunk Road for their Dry Grad. The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

RMEF’s fourth annual fundraising extravaganza on May 8 at Thomas Haney Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60. Contact Perry Bateson at 790-4524 or Deb Walters at 465-0969. May 8 ◗ Webster’s Corners UCW has a tea and bazaar from noon to 3 p.m. at 25102 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

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RETURN-IT TO WIN-IT EVENT Reap the rewards of returning your empty beverage containers and join us for the Celebration Tour with a special appearance by Return-It Man. Free stuff and great prizes! Haney Bottle Depot Saturday, May 15th, 2010 from 10am-2pm. #2, 22935 Lougheed Highway Maple Ridge 604-463-6233 Visit return-it.ca for full details.

May 8 ◗ The Haney Farmers Market celebrates the beginning of its sixth season with the cutting of the famous Carrot cake! Join in the festivities and enjoy music by Aurelius. Welcome our new vendors and say hello to your favourites of other years. We will have salad greens, butter lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes and peppers alongside shrubs and perennials for your garden. Enjoy a late breakfast of stuffed potatoes or breakfast wraps at the Salvation Army’s cookhouse. We’re in Memorial Peace Park on 224th Street in downtown Maple Ridge every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to www. haneyfarmersmarket.org. May 8 ◗ Saturday, May 8th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pitt Meadows Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale at the Heritage Hall at Harris Rd & Ford Road in Pitt Meadows. May 8 ◗ The Parish of Holy Spirit Anglican Church, Whonnock, are hosting their annual plant and bake sale on Saturday, May, 8th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hanging baskets, potted plants, baking and lunch will be available. Come joins us for a time of community fellowship at 27123 River Rd. (272nd. St) north of Lougheed Highway. May 8 ◗ Ridge Meadows Educational Foundation annual dinner is an evening of food, entertainment, and silent auction. Plan on attending the

Haney Bottle Depot The annual Return-It to Win-It Contest is back! Return your empty beverage containers from now until July 1st and enter to win an Adventure Essentials prize package including a 6-person tent, camping chairs, a cooler and more! A winner will be chosen from this depot so the more often you Return-It here, the more chances you have to win!

Be on the lookout for Return-It Man in your community on May 15th from 10am-2pm. Haney Bottle Depot

#2, 22935 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge Ph: 604-463-6233 Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm Closed Holidays

No purchase necessary. Open only to BC residents age 19 or over. Limit one entry per person and per household per day. Contest closes July 1st, 2010. For full contest details, visit return-it.ca


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timestravellers

(From left to right) Sherilyn Piper, Tyler Bilodeau, Dante Tuzzi, Tatiana Tuzzi, Mike Tuzzi and Alicia Tuzzi in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

• send your photos to: timestravellers@mrtimes.com •

Celebration Includes: 25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine TM Meeting Sir Topham Hatt Storytelling, Live Music, Build with Mega Bloks TM and Much More!

This year features a longer train ride and on-board entertainment! Event map Event map andand infoinfo at: at:

wcra.org www.wcra

June 5th & 6th and June 12th & 13th Saturday & Sunday – 8:30 am to 6:00 pm West Coast Railway Heritage Park 39645 Government Rd, Squamish, BC

ENTER TO WIN A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS!!

(Above) A group of loyal Canuck fans went to Los Angeles for the April 25th game against the Kings. (Top left) Karl and Erin Clark in San Diego. (Top middle right) Bob and Moe Heffelfinger in St. Thomas. (Middle right) Maple Ridge residents Dawn and Derek Lutz in Varadero, Cuba.

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shred. Once in nestbuilding season I was stunned to see a robin fly past the kitchen window with a primrose in its beak. But tulips are pretty hefty flowers and not flexible enough for nests. Because I can’t pinpoint a culprit, I did some research and discovered other gardeners have the same problem including one who apparently saw a squirrel decapitating tulips. Rats also get blamed. Are there marks of little teeth on the ‘chewed’ stems? Or tiny footprints on the soil? Maybe some evil-smelling repellent would protect your tulips. Or a spray of cayenne pepper or sudsy ammonia. Both need renewal after

ing heights between two to five inches from the bloom. There is no visible damage to the leaves or fallen blossoms so it’s unlikely children or dogs. No feeding has taken place. Would appreciate any ideas on who the offender is and possible future solutions.” Robin Ripley E-mail Are your tulips doubleflowered? Doubles are topheavy - and the high winds we’ve had lately might have toppled them. Deer often decapitate tulip flowers but as far as I know always eat them. Racoons can be randomly destructive but usually eat as well as

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May 8 ◗ Mother’s Day Strawberry Tea presented by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary at the Eagles Hall, 23461 Fern Cres. Cost: $10. Time: 11:30 a.m. For info call Gloria at 467-6420.

May 8 ◗ The Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society’s Annual Heritage Reunion Tea takes place on Saturday May 8th at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall on Harris Road from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the Museum at 465-4322 or at pittmeadowsmuseum.com May 8 ◗ Hammond United Church will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 11391 Dartford St. in Maple Ridge (off 207 Street at 114 Avenue). May 8 ◗ Pioneer Village Seniors Co-operative will be having a garage sale from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. They are located at 11830 – 230th Street in Maple Ridge. Coffee and hot dogs will be sold. May 9 ◗ Mother’s Day not-justpancakes breakfast at 12150224 Street, from 8 a.m. to noon by the Maple Ridge Lions Club. Cost is $6 each, or $5 for kids under 12. May 9 ◗ Mother’s Day Tea will be served at Haney House at 11612 224th Street 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6. Enjoy tea and treats served on the veranda of the historic Haney House. guided tours of the house, plus displays and demonstrations from the Ridge Meadows Quilters’ Guild. May 11 ◗ The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners meet on Tuesday May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whonnock Lake Centre. A short business meeting, Show and Tell, and a program on using linen will be featured. We welcome all people interested in fibre arts. For more information, phone 604-4629059. May 12 ◗ Maple Ridge Parkinson’s Support Group from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre. This meeting is open to all persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. For more information please contact Megan Benoit 465-6374. May 13 ◗ The Alouette Field Naturalists hold their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior’s Centre, 12150 - 224th Street. Mike Stefiuk will give a presentation of his local nature and wildlife photographs. All welcome. Call Duanne at 4638743. May 13 ◗ Ridge Meadows Ex-service Women’s monthly meeting is at 1 p.m. downstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, 12101 - 224 St. Or come at noon with your own lunch for a social hour. May 14 ◗ A Charity Dance for children ages five to seven to benefit the Make-A-Wish

Foundation will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hammond Church Hall. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. There will be prize give-aways of t-shirts, hats, Mp3 players, water, CDs. Snacks will be available – pop, chips and bottled water are $1 each. Music will be R&B, pop, electro, hip hop, country and much more. DJ busta move and special guests DJ Boomka performing live. The event is put on by Feel The Beat Celebration’s Mobile DJ Services. May 15 ◗ The Kanaka Creek PAC will be hosting a kids-only swap meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is an early bird special of $20 for all tables that are booked before March 31; after March 31 the price goes up to $25 a table. If you are interested in purchasing a table contact kcswapmeet@gmail.com to register or for any other questions you may have. May 15 ◗ Garibaldi Art Club has a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church hall, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd. May 15 ◗ Spring sale at St. Luke’s, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 ◗ I Love to Dance has a samba lesson from 7-8 p.m. at the seniors centre and dancing from 8 to midnight. Tickets at the door. Singles welcome. Call Ray at 836-7295 or visit www.ilovetodance.ca. May 16 ◗ Maple Ridge Choral Society presents its spring concert of Prelude Music by the Westacre Bullfrogs on May 16 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 12145 Laity Street in Maple Ridge. Tickets are $10 and are available from Gerry at 463-0760 or at the door. There will be door prizes and refreshments. May 16 ◗ The Maple Ridge Music Society hall will fill with the sounds of Madeleine and Ionut Pascu and featuring Sylvia Szadoszki singing wonderful opera pieces. Ionut and Madeleine are the lead soloists for the Bucharest National Opera House.

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Tickets are just $30 and include an evening of opera with a wine tasting and selection of hors d’oeuvres being served during intermission. You can purchase tickets by calling the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation office at 463-1822. Landmark Lodge 128 and De Wolf Lodge 78 have organized this incredible evening of opera with all funds raised to benefit Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. The event takes place at 7 p.m. If not sold out, tickets can be bought at the door. The hall is located at 23575 124th Ave. in Maple Ridge. May 16 ◗ Open Mic (every third Sunday of the month) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Open Door Church at 11391 Dartford St. in Maple Ridge. All ages and levels are welcome to play. Donations for the food bank welcome. Refreshments available. Sign up early at carolynstewart.info@gmail.com. May 16 ◗ The Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Minnekada Regional Park. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Harris and Dewdney to carpool. Call Duanne at 4638743. May 19 ◗ Proposed Environmental School Parent Information Session on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The parent session will provide the opportunity for parents to learn about the environmental school project and to ask questions. The meeting will be held at Yennadon Elementary School at 23347 – 128th Avenue. May 28 ◗ Davie Jones Elementary hosts a free carnival, including pony rides, airport kiddies ride, raffles, silent auction, cake walk, face painting, crafts, kids store, and multiple games with prizes. Most games and activities $0.50 a play. The Pitt Meadows Fire Dept, 103.5 QM/FM, as well as M&M Meats will all be on site from 5 – 8 p.m. at 12030 Blakely Road, Pitt Meadows. May 29 ◗ The ANAVETS annual lobsterfest is coming to 22326 North Ave. with entertainment by Pete Bowen’s Wild Card. Tickets are $20. Call 463-6333.

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Maple Ridge’s Shayla Ogloff and Kendra Hromek were part of a delegation of 18 gymnasts of Twisters Gymnastics Club who represented Team B.C. at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships this past weekend in Regina. In the provincial level 5 Tyro, Ogloff finished sixth all-around, placing fifth on beam, seventh on uneven bars and ninth on vault and floor. Hromek (national novice) placed eight all-around, qualifying for event finals on uneven bars, where she finished fourth and floor, finishing eighth.

Racers at nats The Ridge Meadows Racers speedskating team sent several skaters to the nationals in Campbellton, N.B. Michele MacKay won a silver medal in the 500metre intermediate women. She finished fifth overall in her age class. Thomas McLennan won the bronze in the 3,000-metre relay and finished tenth in intermediate men. His B.C. team took bronze (4:36.255) behind Quebec 1 & 2 teams. Thomas skated well in all his races and kept up with the leaders. He finished fourth in the 1,500-metre B final. A fall in his 500-metre quarter-final kept him out of the semi. He finished third in 500-metre D final. He finished fourth in 1000-metre B final, and third in B final 3,000-metre race. Nicole Majera finished 11th overall, fourth in the B final 1,500-metre, second in the C final 500-metre, second in the C final 1,000metre, fourth in the B final 3,000-metre. Steven Timotius finished 14th in the junior men’s, one point ahead of William McLennan. Steven finished first in the 1,000-metre E final, was disqualified in the 500-metre final, finished second in the 777-metre C final, and 5th in the 1,500-metre C final. William was first in the F final 1,000-metre (he was disqualified in the heats), first in the 500-metre E final, first in the 777-metre C final, first in the 1,500-metre C final.

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irst-place pr izes were h a n d e d o u t t o Ma p l e Ridge’s Jean Ann McKirdy in the women’s category 1/2 race and to Maggie Coles Lyster in the U17 girls’ race at the Race the Ridge cycling event over the weekend. The eighth annual Race the Ridge cycling race last weekend was a huge success with the province’s top racers battling over three challenging stages in pursuit of the overall victory, awarded to the rider with the lowest cumulative time. Saturday saw competitors contest the Thornhill Road Race, followed by the gorgeous, but brutal Golden Ears individual time trial, while Sunday’s final stage, the exciting, fast paced Town Core criterium course, determined the overall victors. The event also included a free kids’ race and a full youth stage race. “I’m extremely happy with the weekend,” said race organizer Barry Lyster. “Race the Ridge always promises challenging world-class courses, quality racing, and great prizes, and we delivered on every

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Alan Wang from Port Moody Secondary competes Tuesday. Maple Ridge Secondary School’s badminton team won four out of five individual titles at the Upper Fraser Valley Junior Badminton Championship hosted by Meadowridge School on Tuesday. Laura Tacon was first in the girls’ singles competition and Vinnu Aniyan took first in the boys’ singles. In the girls’ doubles competition, Tacon teamed up with Alison Lim and they came in first. Teammates Rachel Carrier and Chanmi Oh were fourth and Shih-Yun Wang and Alice Tsai were sixth. In mixed doubles, Aniyan and Lim were paired up and finished in first place. MRSS players Kalum Skipper and Wang were second, and Richard Canicula and Carrier came in fourth.

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count. We were also proud to offer our first full youth stage race, which is an important step towards developing Canada’s future cycling champions.” The weekend kicked off early Saturday morning with the Thornhill road race. The course wound through the hills and quiet farm roads of Maple Ridge. Marcel Aarden of Total Restoration Cycling Team)won the 100-kilometre category 1/2 men’s race only six seconds ahead of an eightman chase group. Nick Hamilton of Trek Red Truck won the bunch sprint for second, and Jamie Sparling of Total Restoration Cycling Team took third. The 70-kilometre category 1/2 women’s race was decided in an uphill pack sprint, with Jenny Lehman of the Mighty Riders nipping McKirdy from Local Ride Racing at the line for the win. Jasmin Glaesser was a close third. Local Ride Racing’s Zach Young and David Stephens from Team Coastal broke away early in the 70-kilometre

category 3/4 men’s race, and worked together to finish with an advantage of nearly three minutes. Young out-sprinted Stephens in the end, and Keith Jones from Garneau Evolution bested the pack for third. Virginia Sellars of Balance Point Racing, dominated the 40kilometre women’s category 3/4 race, soloing away from the rest of the group early in the race. Competitors had to recover quickly to be ready for the rolling 21.5-kilometre race against the clock that was the Golden Ears individual time trial. The Kelowna-based Total Restoration Cycling Team dominated the time trial in both the category 1/2 men’s and women’s categories. Sparling set a new course record of 28:49 for the men, and Laura Brown won the women’s race by just over a minute, with a time of 33:00, putting her comfortably in the overall lead. In the category 3/4 men’s race Stephens won with a time of 29:48, 2:24 ahead of second place. Sellars took another win in the category 3/4 women’s race, and further solidified her overall lead.

The weekend’s highlight, the Town Core Criterium, closed down the Maple Ridge Downtown Core for an exciting set of high action criterium races that ultimately decided the overall winners of Race the Ridge 2010. In the category 1/2 men’s race, seven riders jumped into a breakaway midway through the multi-lap race and stayed out of reach of their chasers. Tyler Trace of Trek Red Truck put his savvy and sprinting skills to work to take the win over Cody Campbell of TrekLivestrong and Dylan Sebel of Team Coastal, who finished second and third, respectively. In the category 1/2 women’s race, Local Ride Racing’s McKirdy aggressively broke away from the field early on, after which she was joined one at a time by three other racers. In the end, McKirdy initiated the sprint early, and just managed to hold off a hard charging Claire Cameron of Mighty Riders for the win. Andrea Bunnin of Devo-Escape Velocity finshed third. Garneau Evolution’s Jones and Jennifer Gerth (Westwood Cycle/Can-

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ning of the school year. April 29 celebrated the day the first wish was ever granted by the Make a Wish Foundation and is the day when collection counting began. The goal of the program is to reinforce key values such as the importance of saving for a desired goal (like a wish) and proving that everyone can make a difference in the life of a child with a life-threatening illness, even very young chil-

dren. Relating the program to their Social Responsibility curriculum, Alexander Robinson students’ hope was to collect $1,000, but they surpassed it with a grand total of $2,808. As stated by one boy who requested donations instead of gifts at his birthday party: “When you wish and wish for something it can come true. That’s why you always have to follow your dreams.”

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Honour someone special or remember a loved one. The Maple Ridge Community Foundation brings together people who care about the place they call home. We believe in a healthy and vibrant community in which all people have the opportunity to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of others. Please consider making a gift to your community in honour of a loved one, to celebrate an occasion or to remember someone special. Please include: • Your name and address for tax receipt purposes • Name of the person being honoured • Name and address of the person to notify Mail to: PO Box 370 Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8K9 Thank you for caring

Obituaries

SCHULZE Guenter Wilhelm It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Guenter Wilhelm Schulze on April 30th. He was born Dec. 9th, 1946 in Braunschweig, Germany. He immigrated to Canada in the 60’s and came out west and settled in Whonnock for many years. He was predeceased by his parents Erich and Henny. He leaves to mourn his brothers Ernst (Darlene) and Klaus from Fruitvale, BC also relatives in Germany, Italy and Australia. He will be sorely missed by his longtime friend and employee Dave (Shawna) Kvist of Mission, BC, as well as long time friends Dieter (Marnie) Ulrich and Phil (Linda) Johnson of Maple Ridge, BC. Guenter was a successful electrical contractor in Maple Ridge and the greater Vancouver area for many years. He was an avid fan of football and hockey, never hesitating to make a friendly wager with his many friends. He also had a big heart for God’s creatures, big and small, and wouldn’t knowingly hurt any animal or insect. There will be no service by request. A donation to the SPCA or Katie’s Place can be made in Guenter’s name if you wish. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.GardenHill.ca

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CHEQUER - Barbara-Lou (GARCIA / MCMYN) May 4, l937 – April 9, 2010 It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Barbara on April 9, 2010, at the age of 72 years. She is survived by her son Kerry Garcia (Jennifer) of White Rock, grandchild Leah & children, brother Robert McMyn (Mary) of Mara Lake & brother Skip McMyn (Eileen) of Kamloops, two stepdaughters, Cheri Hounslow of Kelowna & Julie Lloyd of Vernon, & numerous relatives & close friends. She was predeceased by her husband Warren, son Jamie, father George, mother Elsie, & many aunts & uncles. Barb was born in New Westminster & lived in the Fraser Valley most of her life before moving to Logan Lake approx. 4 years ago. She loved Family Reunions & gatherings, & became very involved with photography, family history, & genealogy. Barb was very much a cat lover & treasured her “babies”. After a fall in September 2009 & many months in hospital, Barb resided at the Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops until passing. She will be greatly missed by family & friends. Although there will be no formal service, a family memorandum will be held at a later date. Cards or letters of condolence may be sent to Kerry Garcia, 1845 - 128 St., Surrey, B.C., V3A 3V5

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Golden Eagle Blueberry and Cranberry Farms, located in Pitt Meadows BC, are looking for 50 farm workers to commence work in the first week of July, 2010. Duties include pruning, planting, fertilizing, weeding berry harvesting & other related duties. Wage: $9.14/hr. Expect to work around 54 hrs per week. Apply by fax: 604-460-0944, att: Sergio. No phone calls please.

GREENHOUSE WORKERS Needed in Pitt Meadows, $10.25/hr. Day shifts and some weekends, experience an asset. To apply, email resume to: john@hollandia.ca or fax: 604-460-1803

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Flex sched. $16.25 base-appt, cust. sales/service, conditions apply, no exp needed, will train. Call Now 604-676-1065 or www.summeropenings.ca EXPERIENCED SCHEDULER required for local school bus company. Applicant must have strong customer service background, dispatch experience, and working knowledge of the GVRD. Strong English skills a must. Computer skills (Windows, MS Office) necessary. Email resume to cory@lynchbuslines.com or Fax: (604) 439-1941

PRODUCE MANAGER / MEAT WRAPPER for Grocery store in Pitt Meadows. Fax resume to 604-465-9900 or apply in person with resume, Attention Mike, 12169 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows GENERATE EXCEL INCOME working from your home office. Flex hrs free online training.778-452-0024 www.born2shine.net

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DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION, STUDENT SERVICES The school district enrolls approximately 8,200 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and is located 100 km north of Nanaimo on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. We are currently searching for a Director of Instruction, Student Services. The position is effective August 1, 2010. For more details about this career opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website http:/ /sd71.bc.ca/hr/jobs.php A complete application package must be received at the School Board Office no later than by 12:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on Monday, April 19, 2010. Late re´sume´s will not be accepted.

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MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR MID ISLAND FOREST OPERATION THE COMPANY Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We are currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to join our Mid Island Forest Operation located in Campbell River , B.C. THE POSITION We require an individual with a minimum 10 years of heavy duty mechanical experience. You possess coastal experience in your profession, a comprehensive knowledge of air and hydraulic systems and understand the necessity for the timely repair and turnaround of mobile equipment. Amongst your peers and those who report to you, you are considered to be a good leader with excellent communication skills. Shift work is not a problem for you. QUALIFICATIONS You are a highly motivated individual who recognizes the v a l u e o f a te a m - o r i e n t e d approach in the performance of this challenging position. You bring to the job an exceptional safety record, a good working knowledge of applicable occupational health & safety regulations and a willingness to work with Western Forest Products in reaching its safety and production objectives. Well developed computer skills are an asset for this position. We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe you possess the skills and qualifications we require, please reply in confidence by Friday, May 21, 2010, to: Western Forest Products Inc. Human Resource Department 435 Trunk Road , 3rd Floor Duncan, B.C. V9L 2P9 Fax: (250) 748-3711 E-mail: resumes@westernforest.com As only short list candidates will be contacted, we thank you in advance for your interest.

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DRIVER WANTED: Terrific career opportunity with growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using NDT. No Exp. Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Valid License, mechanically inclined, High School Diploma and ability to travel 3 months at a time. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com go to Careers, Enter Keyword Driver do not fill in the city or state

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Fast paced Port Coquitlam office requires a reliable, hardworking teamplayer for entry level position. Duties will include answering phones, data entry, word processing and other office duties. Candidate must speak fluent English and working knowledge of Simply Accounting, Microsoft Word and Excel an asset. Please email resume to: mcnut56@hotmail.com

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HUDSON BAY RAILWAY, an OmniTRAX, Inc. managed company, owns and operated over 800 miles of track through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay, is seeking candidates who have the knowledge and desire to work out of The Pas, MB in the following positions. GENERAL FOREMAN Mechanical: Directs, administrates and oversees all the activities of the Mechanical department locally; supports the policies, goals and objectives as established. Locomotive Machinist: Inspects, troubleshoots, performs preventive maintenance and installation of locomotive mechanical systems and equipment (diesel engine, wheels/truck repair and air brake). Locomotive Electrician: Inspects, troubleshoots, performs preventive maintenance and installation of locomotive electrical wiring and equipment (motors, generators and lighting). Roadmaster (Gillam, MB): serves as the territory lead, responsible for the planning of all track-related activities including priorities, performance expectations, metrics and measurements. Signal Maintainer: responsible for installing, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining various radios, signals, and grade crossing warning device equipment. Company provided tools. Competitive wages and benefits, travel and outside work will be required. Additional details at www.omnitrax.com (br) Send resume to recruiting@omnitrax.com or fax 866-448-9259

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Business Services

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Business Services

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5005

4530

534-5544 290-8405

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340 abetterlifedogrescue.com DACHSHUND / POM X, 7 months old, good family dog, good w/ kids $350. 604-854-8280

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3530

5035

Financial Services

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5060

Legal Services

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Accounting/Bookkeeping

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Destinations

4530-10

Okanagan/ Interior

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT 3br, 2bath, fully equipped & furn large deck, BBQ, ac, canoes, priv. dock, Avail June to Sept. $1500 /wk, 604-922-6103...551-3014

To advertise in the Classifieds call

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May 9 - 15

Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to chase money.You can start new projects lateTuesday onward, especially in earnings, possessions, rote learning and sensual gratification. You’re raring to go Sunday eve into Tuesday – your energy and charisma will surge upward. But this might be slightly too soon, unless you’re charging in to fix a past matter. (Still, take care Sunday – Monday’s far better. A hint: the matter you fix or correct involves your own past actions and/or a romance or creative project.) Communications or short trips succeed very nicely Friday/Saturday! A big chore will complete by late July.

Cancer June 21-July 22: Someone who cares about you will “come through” now (or did last week). Recent delays end Tuesday. Career or business ideas/urges that come to you early week will help solve an ongoing problem, but new ideas might fail – wait for June’s inspiration.Your hopes and popularity soar Wednesday/ Thursday – happiness blesses you! A new friendship or love might begin, but if it starts Wednesday, it has money and status difficulties. Retreat, rest and contemplate Friday/Saturday. This summer will bring huge new career/status and domestic events: reading, talking now will “prepare” you.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Partnership urges find fertile ground Sunday to Tuesday – but it’s uncertain whether a relationship formed would last, or fall prey to future indecision. If you take a consequential step Wednesday or before mid-morning Thursday, it could prevent partnership, marriage or a contractual agreement. After this, all’s good. Recent delays end Tuesday, especially in legal, valuation, investment, sexual, commitment, health and lifestyle areas. You might make a decision you’ve been mulling over for a long time. Foreign travel, law, education, publishing, culture arise late week – love, too!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Romance, creativity, a general “lucky touch” – these continue all week – and even better, the delays and indecision that have marked this area end now (technically, Tuesday afternoon). A new romance (creative project, etc.) might begin now, perhaps mid-week – one that starts after Thursday morning is better than one that begins earlier. Sunday morning’s happy, but use this eve through Tuesday to rest, gather your energies – and to work on security or domestic problems – Monday might bring a big solution here! Intimacy, commitment, an investment might lure you Friday/Saturday: careful!

Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy and magnetism remain high and now, at last, you can apply them to forward-going projects. Rest and think Sunday eve through Tuesday. Think especially about property, family and security matters – you might gain an insight Monday (or as you wake Tuesday morn) into solving a problem or friction in these zones. (Solutions will “take effect” in four weeks.) Wednesday onward, contemplate no longer – act! Love, partners, cooperators respond well Wednesday morning. Use the p.m. to prune or “edit” extraneous material. Chase money Friday/Saturday – keep it short term.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Recent delays end in career and business areas, although they remain in legal, international and intellectual zones. (Sunday-Tuesday shows this.) The courage, the impulsiveness, and the anger – and the sensual magnetism – you’ve possessed since last autumn will dissipate soon (early June) so if you’re going to make war or love, better hurry! By June, you’ll morph into a mere reasonable, money-hungry mortal. Be ambitious Wednesday/ Thursday – in an odd way, ambition is your salvation now. Happiness comes Friday/Saturday – flirtations, friends arrive. Hopes are prescient.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Tackle old chores Sunday eve to Tuesday. This is your opportunity to really clean up an ongoing mess in your life, especially Monday. Relationships remain your primary concern all week – delays and indecision end here now. However, if you charge into a new bond (or sign a contract, etc.) before Thursday noon, it could interfere with your work or health. Act after this. Mysteries, secrets, research, the occult, deep attractions, intimacy, heavy finances, debts and investments arise Friday/Saturday. All’s smooth here, but the long-range future could hold a disappointment: be slow to commit!

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Early this week, a talk or e-mail can solve a long-standing “war” with another – Monday especially, all day! If there is no enemy, or no competitive struggle, then there might be a long-standing attraction. Again, Monday’s communication benefits this! Recent delays end Tuesday, especially in home, security, realty and similar zones. (But be patient: act after Thursday morning, not before.) Rest, recuperate, Wednesday/ Thursday. Your mood lifts mildly Friday/Saturday as you begin to notice beauty, begin to sense romance. But be a bit skeptical of romance, until late July.

Gemini May 21-June 20: You can see how the future intertwines with your past, Sunday to Tuesday. Many Geminis are virtual hermits now, after more than a decade of relationship struggles. You might as well remain one, for 2010 favours career and business advancement, and your best relationships will be with bosses, VIPs, kids and parents. You’ll get a wee shot of flirty happiness June to September, then the oyster of love clams up on you again. In 2011, January to June, your popularity and optimism will soar, and light romance will please! For now, remain hopeful yet skeptical. You’ll succeed late week!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Delays end Tuesday, especially in intellectual, educational, publishing, legal, cultural, travel and love zones. A sexual attraction (which might arise early week) is a thing of your past, not your future. The same might be said of an investment or large financial action. Either act decisively Monday, or let it go. Those intellectual, educational (et al) things arise very successfully Wednesday/Thursday, as long as you aren’t sporting an Achilles heel – e.g., have something to hide, or are carrying around a crime like a leather bag of rocks. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Romantic, speculative (gambling) and creative urges arrive Sunday eve through Tuesday – enjoy the beauty, and Monday’s sweet success! Tackle chores all week, especially Wednesday/Thursday. Soon (late next week) you’ll enter an opportunity-laden time – you’ll need to be “light” then, not weighed down by unfinished business, tasks, etc. Relationships flow smoothly enough Friday/Saturday, but it’s not a good time (actually, not good right to late July) to commit to a long-term bond, marry, form a partnership, etc. It’s a fine time to make a work-money agreement, though.

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You can take a bold, successful money-work step – or solve an important money-work problem – early week (especially Monday). It somehow involves the last six or seven months. Delays and indecision end in communications and travel matters mid-week. A new travel, paperwork, mail or e-mail project could begin now – Thursday’s best (after 9 a.m. PDT, after noon EDT). Settle into home, family, a restful stance Friday/Saturday – all’s fine, it’s a good time for gardening, etc. But don’t take on or start big things (renovations, buying a home, etc.) before late July – disappointment lurks in these. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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RENTALS 6508

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BDR new luxury apt. nr Oak stn, w/d, cable/net, gas, gym, furn or unfurn. prkg, storage, short/long term $1300. 778-689-6821

AMBER ROCHESTOR

Apt/Condos

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604 936-3907

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

BBY DELUXE 2 BR, 2 baths condo, in Bosa’s Espirt 2, hrdwd, granite, stainless. N/S. $1295 incls prkg. Avail now. Call Dirk 604-294-9263 or 604-612-9032

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

office: 604 939-2136 cell: 604 805-9490

Apt/Condos

604-630-3300

COQ. 1 BR in quiet apt. $720. Nr S F U & L ough Mall. N/p. 604-721-9020. www.apt4rent.ca

6002

6007

Agents

NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.MazumaCapital.ca

Real Estate Services

6005

BECOME A LOCKSMITH 5 Days Hands on Training. Visit www.mrprolock.com or call Terry 604-773-5625

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-10

Save up to 25% In Commission

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL

FOR SALE

Ladner/ South Delta

2 BR + Den Townhouse, rancher style, end unit, lrg patio, 6 appl, new roof, adult complex. $419,900. Ladner. 604-940-8723

6008-30

Renee Dubois

Mobile Mortgage Specialist TD Canada Trust. 778-686-5107 renee.dubois@td.com

6007

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view ads online @ http://classified.van.net

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FRANCHISES AVAILABLE

Healthy food, Greek concept - busy strip mall & high exposure. Huge daily sales. Perfect for owner/operator. Profitable. $390K Taco Del Mar - Busy strip mall location, strong daily sales, well run business, vender motivated. Partial financing avail. $209K

MULTIPLE COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE rthind@sutton.com - 778-554-7653

As new 1 BR condo. Avail now or June 1. $995. N/S & N/P. Lease & exc refs a must.

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789

view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. Bach $600. 1 BR $720. incl h/w & u/g prkg. Bldg w/d. 778-865-6696 COQ. CENTRAL, 1 br incld heat, avail June 1, $780/mo, ns, np, 604-723-6907

Langley/Aldergrove

FOR SALE BY OWNER

27021-24th Ave, Aldergrove $718,000

Reduced Price to the Current Assessed Value

usellahome.com ID# 5108 604-626-4122 laws4122@telus.net

Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311

200 Westhill Place Glenayre − Port Moody

Totally reno’d 1 BR, top flr. Pool & weighroom. $850 incls heat and hot water. Quiet area. N/S & N/P.

ACD Realty 604 521-0311 pager 604 252-4424 view @www.acdrealty.com

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

COQ CTRL 1 BR Condo, total reno, 2nd flr, corner, quiet, ss appls, granite top, inste w/d, tile & h/wd flrs, u/g sec prkg. $1000. Immed. Prof or couple, 1 cat ok, N/s, refs. Call 604-619-2642

6020

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

office: 604 936-1225

415 Westview St, Coq

office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261

6540

Houses - Rent

WESTWOOD PLATEAU 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3000 sf, 2 fireplace, dbl garage. No smoking, no pets $2250. 604-931-4510

6590

Rooms

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604 937-7343 cell: 778 848-5993 NEW WEST 2 bdrm/2 bath & den condo, large balcony, quiet bldg, 5 appl. 1 block Supperton skytrain. N/S, N/P. $1120/mo. Ref & proof income req. Avail now. Call 778-554-6947 after 7pm & wknds. NEW WEST QUAY, 2bdrm/bath, 8th flr, SW view, lrg blcny, f/p, insuite lndry, no pets, secure prkg & entr., avail June 1 or earlier, 1,400/mo (elec incl) refs req, 604 929-3630 (8am-8pm)

BBY, N. Room with sh’d w/d, bath & kitch. Near Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $460/mo incl hydro/cbl/ net. Ns/np. June 1. 604-438-7341

6595

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford beautifully updated end unit 1250sf 3br 2ba thse $239,900 504-1551 id5107 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $468,888 722-3996 id4694 New West recently remodelled 1br condo, near amenities $167,900 525-8577 id5081 Port Moody Suter Brook Village top floor 710sf 1br condo $359,900 313-1480id5083 Sry Cloverdale 1910 Heritage Home 3082sf 7br 3.5ba w/suite $649K 576-3191 id5054 Sry Fleetwood 3260sf 3or4br 2.5ba, 17192sf lot, triple garage $725K 599-7009 id5093

BE RICH J. Mercadante collected $29,950 cash, receives a monthly cashflow of $3,000 & created profits of $300,000 in 9 mths investing in real estate. Free Report shows you how. 1-866-215-8037 ID 207 LeaveWorkSomeDay.com Invigo Realty Ltd. **Rent to Own** Townhouses & Homes in Langley/Surrey Small downpayment required. Poor Credit Okay 604-857-3597 604-418-3162

6020

6020-26

HOME BUYING CENTER INC

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www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $18,500 down $1,975/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-20

Mission

FRI 14 & SAT 15, 11:30-3:30pm 8323 Blueberry Drive, Mission BEAUTIFUL 4 BR, 2 1/2 Bath home with view in Mission in a superb location. Lrg fenced yard, new furnace, new h/w tank & many more updates. $366,800 See www.theowneragent.com for info or call Larry @ 604 828-2251

North Vancouver

BRITANNIA BEACH: 20 min. to Horseshoe Bay 3/4 br upgrades 1/3 acre unlimited specatular Ocean & Mtn Views. A must see. $ 599,000 604-896-2394.

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopp i n g & WC E . $ 6 5 0 . C a l l 604-944-8697

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604 463-0857 cell: 604 375-1768

3230 SQ FT BUILDING 7150 sq ft landscaped corner lot. Excellent cond. Zoned Service-Commercial & residential. Two 10x12’ Loading Doors, Mezz, AC Triple A 9ft Pallet Racks Torchon roof 2008, paint Fenced yard, 600V 4 wire 400 Amp, 3 phase power. Langley, $789,800.00

604-856-1634

6035

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com

6052

Real Estate Investment

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

6065

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY NORTH 2 BR+den Rancher, fenced yard, alarm, d/w, $1450 + utils. Now. ns/np. 604 690-8050 COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. NS, Ref. Avail Jun 1. 604-785-1699

Mobile Homes

SRY, NEWTON. 55+ years old. 2 BR + den. 5 appl. Small pet ok. $38,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

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Houses - Sale

NEW WEST, Sapperton heritage bldg. Bright 2 BR, top flr. Laundry fac. Nr Skytrain & RCH. $995/mo + utils. June 1st. 604-828-5309

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ, Near Douglas College. 1 BR & own bath. Female only. Family home. $495 incls utls & cable. NS/NP. 778-858-9347

6595-35

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

1 BR & den in 3 br home, fully furn. nr MR Hosp. np, wd, storage,

Recreation Property

COZY COTTAGE Home on .82 acres Lake Front, less than 1 hour fr Vancouver. Just $525K. Park Georgia Rlty, Lisa 778 882-7275

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

N.WEST 3 BR + den, upr ste, share w/d, $1700 + util lease pref, Immed. N/s, N/p. Nr schl/bus/ park/shop. 604-436-9013 aft 6pm POCO 2 Br 2 bath modern bright condo. S/S appls, inste wd. Near shops, schools transit, park. Exc complex, $1400/mo + util, 604-521-0876 ext 29 or Email: rental@quaypacific.com. Quay Pacific Property Management POCO Lougheed/Prairie, New 1 BR glv ste, 5 appls, inste w/d, $750 + shrd util/cbl, avail Now, NS/NP, Stan 604-313-8764

ROOMS AVAIL in M. Ridge, East & central, np, near bus, utils incl’d, immed. $500 up. 604-970-5706

6602

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ, Ranch Park. 2 BR, f/ba, priv w/d, greenbelt view. Ns/np. $825 + sh’d util. Immed. 604-941-6264 M. RIDGE, 1 br bsmt suite, own wd, carport entry, fp, patio, np, ns, $900, availnow, 604-319-1993 MAPLE RIDGE 3 br upper, 2 full bath, lrg patio, view on greenbelt. $1350 +2/3 utils. 778-227-8983 MISSION, Kite St. 1 BR, grd/flr. N/s, n/p. Nr hospital. $450/mo incl hydro. Ref. Immed. 604-287-7751

Shared Accommodation

$500 inclusive now, 778-899-4162

No Real Estate Fees

Gorgeous 5,300 sq. ft. custom built home with a finished basement & in-law suite. Open A must see! design,very functional,greatfor entertaining family & friends. Close to all amenities,5 minutes to the USA. Too many features to list! You won’t be disappointed.

1242 TOWN CTR BLVD

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

www.RajThind.com

6020-14

Apt/Condos

1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

CALYPSO COURT

Surrey

$365,000 2BR - 2bath Condo Spec 180° view. Beautifully reno, elegant decor, granite, tile & hardwood. Walk-in shower. Stainless appls, gas fp. Crown mouldings & chair rails. Bldg completely updated & rain screened. Gym, spa & pool. Near skytrain. 604-628-8172 http://picasaweb.google.ca/ tocololo/CondoOdysseyTowers

www.OnTrackRealty.ca

6508

JUNIPER COURT

REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Apt/Condos Coquitlam

Bby N. Nice 1 BR, view, balcony, quiet bldg. $800 incl heat & h/w. Immed. N/S & N/P. 604 205-9409

To advertise call

6508

ARBOUR GREENE

office: 604 939-4903 cell: 778-229-1358

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

6508

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR + den, W. Maple Ridge, 2 lvl beautiful garden ste, shared w/d ns $800 incl utils 604-312-6869 1 BR grnd level, West MR, new flrs, fresh paint, own w/d & entry ns np $825 incl util 604-809-6874 BBY 1 BR g/l ste, full bath, $675 incls utils, no w/d, $675. Avail Now. N/S, N/P. 604-777-2426 BBY 1 St/12 Ave, reno’d 1 BR grd lev, hw flrs, shared w/d, $700 incl utils. N/S & N/P. 604 761-9709 BBY 16 Ave/Kingsway 2 BR large ground level suite, storage, N/S, N/P. Av now. $1100 incl utils. 604-520-0041 or 604-761-1521 BBY, Deer Lake. Clean 2 BR, partially furnished. Sh’d w/d. Carport. Ns/np. $1000/mo incl hydro. Ideal for students. 604-521-6120

MRidge Newly reno 900 sf, 1 BR ste, on 5 acre fully fenced, lg barn, $1150 + 1/3 util, livestock welcome! N/S, June 1, 604-347-7776 M.Rridge W: 3 BR up, f/bath, w/d, d/w, new carpet, fenced b/yard, deck, carport. By schl/bus. $1150 + util. Jun1. ns/np 604 230-2545

NEW WEST. Bright, clean 2 BR. $750 - $850/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. Immed. Refs req’d. 604-522-2107

NEW WEST, Moody Park. 1 BR, upper flr. 550 sf. Large deck. Sh’d laundry. Ns/np. $725/mo incl hydro/cable. Immed. 604-834-8937

NEW WEST, Queensborogh. 2 BR, full bath. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $950/mo incl hydro/cable. Near Walmart & bus. Available June 1st. 604-520-3398, after 5:30pm POCO, LOWER Maryhill, 1 BR and den. $625 incls utils, cable, net, shared laundry. 1 small pet ok & n/s. Call 604-945-0333 POCO MARYHILL Bright 2 BR, full bath, utils incls, small pet ok, n/s, $1100, w/d, 604-329-2783

6605

Townhouses Rent

BBY, E. 2 BR. Ns/np. Sh’d w/d. $850/mo incl hydro/’net. Immed . Near schools/bus. 604-525-0196 BBY HEIGHTS New 1 BR ste, Furn’d/unfurn’d, Avail now. $760 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-657-4014 BBY HGTS 2 BR main flr, $900 incls utils, cable & w/d. Avail Now. N/S, N/P. 604 294-4675 BBY, MIDDLEGATE. Bright 1 BR. Ns/np, no w/d. $650/mo incl hydro/cbl, May 15.604-522-6773

BBY N. 1 BR grnd lev ste in quiet cul de sac. $850 incls utils, net, alarm, share w/d. By shops. NS/ NP. May 15. 604-298-1559

MAPLE RIDGE, Brookside Gardens. Newly reno’d 3 BR, 2 lvls in family-oriented complex. 3 appl, fenced back yard, carport. $1,250/mo + utils, June 1. Near bus & schools. NS. 778-835-0748 PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

MOVING?

BBY N, lrg reno’d 2 BR, 1100 sf, lrg deck, nice yrd, nr SFU. $1250 incls utils. Immed. 778-329-5774 POCO, Riverwood Gate. 3 BR + den. Gas f/p, 7 appl, large sundeck, double attached garage, f/yard, veggie garden. Near bus, shops & schools. $1995/mo + util. Ns/np. June 1st. 604-762-1900 POCO UPPER 4 BR, mstr enste, 2 ba, D/W, W/D, 2 gas f/p. $1800 incls utils. ns/np. 778-245-8016 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M

PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M CLOVERDALE – 6965 - 192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, f/p ....$2,688/M

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

BBY, Near BCIT, large 1 BR bsmt, living & diningrm, kitchen, share w/d, own entry, $750+ utils, np, np, June 1. 604-299-8415 BBY, NEAR BCIT, Reno’d lrg 3 BR main flr, livrm, diningrm, kitch, share w/d. $1350 + utils. N/P, N/S. June 1. 604-299-8415 BBY NORTH Newer 1 BR bsmt, full bath, w/d, alarm. $825 incls utils. Avail immed. Great Location. N/S & N/P. 604 970-5475 BBY ROYAL Oak / Rumble. New 1 BR grnd lev ste. $700 Incls utls/cable. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-375-4261

COQ. BRIGHT 2 BR, grd/lvl. 1,600 sf. Sh’d w/d. Gas f/p. 5 appl. Fenced yard. Ns/np. $1,150/mo + util. Near Douglas College & Coq Centre. June 1st. 604-944-0929 COQ, Burke Mtn. 3 BR upper flr. Priv w/d. N/s, pet ok. $1,400/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-908-7231

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad


A38 FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010 MAPLE RIDGE AND PITT MEADOWS TIMES

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN AT AUTO CREDIT FAST Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9125

Domestic

9125

Domestic

2006 PONTIAC Pursuit, auto, 4 dr, air Pioneer system 99 K $5900 604-857-5072, 604-751-5860

9145

Scrap Car Removal

LIVINGSTON JUNK CAR PICK UP Since 1966 No wheels no problem. 604-603-2617

1993 CHEVY CORSICA, Auto, alarm, good cond, runs well, $1,200 obo. Call 604-588-7455

FREE

Scrap/Car Removal No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

1994 FORD Taurus Stn wagon, aircared 2012, runs well, 6 cyl, new muffler $700. 604-755-3179 1996 OLDS ACHIEVA, 4 dr, auto, white, 180k, $1600 obo. good cond. 604-536-4974

(604) 209-2026

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

1998 TOYOTA RAV 4. 5 speed, AWD. Well maintained. 217,000 km. $5,500 obo. 604-530-2907

for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

Call 778-316-3217

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

CALL RICK GOODCHILD

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2001 FORD XTR F150, 4x4, s/cab, 4.6 v8, auto, 200,000 k, reliable, $8,000 604-820-0114

2002 GMC SIERRA 1500, pick up, white, 5 spd, bed liner, mag wheels, V6 only 74ks, a/cared to Sept 2011. $9500. 604-463-6295

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 CHEV Silverado 1500, 4x4, black, fully loaded, exc cond, 152K, $9,995 obo. 604-583-0218

2006 FORD Escape, XLT V6, 4x4 auto, 145 k, exc cond, most options, $12,500 604-820-0114

9160

FINISHING WORK • Trim, crown molding. Sr’s disc. 604-341-2512 lauriescustomfinishing.ca

8130

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

L & J Finishing Carpentry For all your woodworking needs

Drainage

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-739-2000

8080

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available • Fast Reliable Service

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&E Landscaping and Fencing Custom Cedar, Prefab panels, Chainlink. Free Est. 778-838-3005

8110

Floor Refinishing

604.671.4953 604.594.6007 www.cabanamasonry.com

8180

604-878-5232 SINCE 1997

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, roof repair. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

Stevie’s Handyman Services No Job too Small, Good Rates Call Stevie 778-997-0337

8155

Prof. refinish, sanding from $2. installs. Dustless 604-219-6944

Landscaping

Home Services

BE COOL! Talk to Someone You Trust.

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING

YARD CLEAN-UP. Pruning, removing trees, shrubs, lawn care & firewood sales.. 778-241-7508

8160

Lawn & Garden

QUALITY PROPERTY CARE Government Certified for Lawn Treatment.

Garden rototilling, tree services, stump grinding, lawn aeration, reseeding, lawn and garden installations.

Call: 778-885-6488

Spring & Summer yard services: lawns, pruning, hedges, great rates... Adam 778-899-4162

8175 Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Cabana Masonry Ltd. Top Quality Masonry Work

Electrical

www.AbacusElectric.ca Res & comm. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! 778-988-9493. Reg. 97222

Masonry

Fireplaces, Retaining Walls, Driveways, Patios, Staircases, Stone Facings, Bobcat Service, All Types of Masonry Repairs

Custom millwork, kitchens & baths, custom furniture, flooring, crown mouldings, baseboards. Over 25 years experience. Call Luigi 604-790-2540 www.ljfinishing.com

8073

8175

Masonry

Cabana Masonry Ltd. Top quality work. Ron 604-671-4953. Visit web www.cabanamasonry.com

Sports & Imports

2007 SUZUKI SX4-JX h/b, auto, 41k, front wheel drive, options pkg, $7700 Firm. 604-538-9257

HOME SERVICES Carpentry

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,999. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

1990 HONDA Accord EX-R 4 dr auto, 171 K, 1 owner, a/c, p/sunroof, $2350. 604-466-0838

8185

Moving & Storage

#1 MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604 464-5872 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885

24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)

Moving & Storage

8185

POPEYE’S MOVING 604-783-6454 Vancouver 604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Platinum Maintenance

We put pressure on the dirt not on your pocket. Specializing in Residental & Commercial painting. Also strata & building maintenance. 15 Years Exp. WCB, 2 million liability insurance. Free Est. Scott 778-773-Wash (9274)

AAA PRECISION PAINTING Interior/Exterior Excellent Prices Insured/WCB

778-881-6096

★ PAINTING ★ • Pressure Washing • Residential/Commercial • Over 25 years experience

Call Geoff Dann at:

AFFORDABLE MOVING

604-782-8665 or 604-944-8665

1, 3, 5 or 7 Ton

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

1 to 3 Men

45

$

From Been in business for over 10 years Packing, Office & Piano moving specialist

FREE ESTIMATES

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Moves Seniors Discount www.affordablemoversbc.com

604-537-4140

Boats

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

1989 CHEV 2000 van/camper conversion by XTC. 5 litre V8 auto. Blue/Grey. High roof with pull out upper bunk. Stove/fridge/ furnace/awning/trailer hitch. Clean and serviced. Ready to travel. $4800. 604-465-1343 2004 32FT. Scottsdale, Class A, ns, np, 67K, gas eng. 2 slide, 15ft awning, $57,000, 604-826-3992

8220

Plumbing

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

To advertise call

604-630-3300

9540

Motorhomes/RVs

1995 TRAVELAIRE Rustler 5th Wheel, 22 ft, exc cond, new awning, light weight, $7900. 604-846-1783 or 604-702-8845

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $8450. Langley. 604-881-4566

2006 CEDAR Creek, 5th Wheel, 30ft. Rear living, br. slide). Fully loaded. 21ft add a room under the awning & enclosed storage area under the pin. Central vac. w/kick plate. A ns & np unit. Slide out pantry & 2 way fridge (Electrical/ Propane), 10 gal water heater (electric/propane), outside shower, Thermostat fantastic breeze control fans in br & living, thermopane windows & tinted. 4 holding tanks; fresh water, black water & 2 grey water (large 1 for toilet & shower & 20 gal for kitchen. tanks can be heated during winter/late fall operations. $34,900 obo Vernon Call Jerry 1-250-558-7836

2002 SPRINTER 5th Wheel, 32 ft., 2 slides, TV & stereo, new qn bed, ducted air, also 1999 Ford F350 Lariat, 4x4, 7.3 L. Power Stroke diesel, Ext. cab, spray in liner, lg. Tuff box, Hijacker hitch, both in good cond. $32,000 for all. 604-855-0645 or cell 604-209-3125 ’92 AIRSTREAM Excella Classic 29 ft, newer fridge, sleeps 4, high quality. $18,200. 604-531-0033 FORD Self Contained Camper Van, flush toilet, stove, fridge, alrm, $5000 obo. 576-0256

For Tips & Tools On Buying a Used Vehicle: Check Out driving.ca

8225

Power Washing

8250

Roofing

Grant’s Home Maintenance

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000 ECLIPSE Plumbing & Drains, All repairs. Unplug drains, H/W Tanks, Renos, 778-233-1776

Free Est/Written Guarantee

604-464-8600 ext 213

2000 PONTIAC Montana. Blue/ silver, auto, seats 7, 182,000 km. No accid. $3,995. 604-837-2166

9515

9522

Vans

WANTED. 10, 12 or 14 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

9155

604-761-7175

Sports & Imports

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

THE SCRAPPER

604-551-9022

9160

9173

Pays $150 minimum

2H

8030

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal We pay up to $300 cash

2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX. 4 doors, black. Loaded! 73,000 km. 1 owner. Michelins. $9,500 obo. 604-802-5162 or 604-583-4200

9155

Family Owned & Operated

Aarrow Recycling

2000 PONTIAC Grand-Am SE 4 cyl, auto, 2 dr. 150k Silver Great shape! $2500 obo. 604-625-8996

Scrap Car Removal

9145

LIC’D PLUMBER, registered & insured. Installations/renos/hw tanks. Good rates! 604-789-3922 PACIFIC ACE PLUMBING INC. •Repairs •Installation •Insured Free Est. Call • 778-836-8835

8225

Power Washing

Maple Washing

Exterior Cleaning & Upkeep

Complete Pressure Washing: Roofs, Houses, Driveways, etc Gutter Cleaning & Repairs.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604 936-2808

grantshomemaintenance@shaw.ca

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Chucks Reno’s

Bldg. Maintenance Repairs Bath & Bsmt. Additions & Renos, Pressure Washing Laminate Flrs. & Ceramic Tiles WCB Ins.

604-319-1993

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

Power Washing • Brush Washing Gutter Cleaning • Moss Control Window Cleaning Free Estimate 1-877-888-WASH (9274)

PLATINUM MAINTENANCE

High quality home, tile roof and ground cleaning services! Ask about hot water & speciality soaps. Over 13 yrs experience, fully insured with WCB. Scott 778-773-Wash (9274)

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view ads online @ http://classified.van.net

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

Haney Home Improvement

Bathrooms Kitchens Moulding

Drywall Decks Siding

604-476-9393 RENOS & DECKS Bathrooms, basements, int/ext home repair. 604 376 3192

8250

Roofing

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd. 10% Discount: Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957

8255

Rubbish Removal

Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal Take your junk away same day. Call for rates 778-892-4515

8305

Sun Decks

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

• Waterproofing • Aluminum Awnings • Custom Aluminum Railings • Deck Renovations

Free Est.

942-5394

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

GJ’s Tree Services ´ Removals ´ Topping ´ Spiral Thinning ´ Pruning ´ Stump Grinding ´ Hedge Trimming Free Estimates ´ Fully Insured/WCB

24 hour Emergency Service Gabriel (Gabe) J. Czank

604-945-2999

Need a

Landscaper? Find one in the Home Services section.


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Maple Ridge Times - May 7th 2010