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Maple Ridge Fire Rescue paid-on-call firefighters Greg Carter (left) and Warren Fairbairn are promoting Fire Prevention Week in the community. From Oct. 3 to 9, local firefighters will join Panago delivery drivers on randomly selected orders, to see if customers have working smoke alarms. See story on Page 14.

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A 16-year-old has been charged with production and distribution of child pornography stemming from the alleged sexual assault at a Pitt Meadows rave on Sept. 10. Police have previously alleged the 16-year-old witnessed the alleged sexual assault for upwards of 20 minutes and took pictures he later shared with friends. Because the alleged victim is under the age of 18, pictures of her in a sexual scenario constitute child pornography. The photos were widely dispersed on the Internet. His first court appearance was on Wednesday at the Port Coquitlam Provincial Court. Police also arrested an 18-year-old male two weeks ago in connection with the same incident. Police are pursuing charges of sexual assault against the 18-year-old. The alleged sexual assault was initially reported as a gang rape. Sgt. Peter Thiessen has said he no longer wants to use the term gang rape, although he still believes several people were involved in the alleged sexual assault.

Albion plan expected for December by Jeremy Shepherd editorial@mrtimes.com

The first community forum on the Albion Flats plan was held on Wednesday, drawing dozens of citizens who voiced their criticisms and suggestions about the environmental and economic impact of transforming the area. Much of the land is agricultural, and any change would need to be approved by the Agricultural Land Reserve. “They have to agree to take it out of the ALR (agricultural land reserve),” said HB Lanarc senior planner Mark Holland, who referred to the Agricultural Land Commission as the biggest gatekeepers of the project. The project will need to be approved by Maple Ridge council before an application is forwarded to the ALC. The proposal may also need to be approved by Metro Vancouver.

According to Christina DeMarco, regional planner at Metro Vancouver, land designated for agriculture cannot be used for anything else without a two-thirds vote and a public hearing. DeMarco was speaking about the Metro Vancouver regional growth strategy, which is scheduled to move forward with public hearings this November. Holland said the planning phase, which was initially scheduled to last until March 31, 2011, could be finished much sooner. “We’ll have this wrapped up by Christmas,” he said. Albion Flats, which is bordered by Lougheed Highway and Tamarack Lane, has been under discussion since 2004, which has been far too long for some people. “Get on with it,” said Dick Doorman. Doorman, who attended the meeting, said

he’s lived in Maple Ridge for 45 years and Albion Flats should be rejuvenated. “I’m not too concerned about land that hasn’t been used in 15 years,” he said. Doorman said he wanted easier access to a more diverse retail area. “The economic benefits are positive,” he said. Ruth Pare, the owner of the antique mall at Haney Marketplace, said she doesn’t think a large shopping centre could succeed in Albion Flats. “I don’t think there’s enough population in Maple Ridge to draw people to a shopping centre in Albion,” she said. With major shopping malls in many neighbouring communities, Pare said she doesn’t think a new shopping centre in Maple Ridge will draw people from out of town. She said many people make the long drive

to her store, but only because she runs a specialty shop. Pare said there is no real need for more stores. She said she’s lived in Maple Ridge for 30 years and has never needed to leave town to shop. “I have mixed feelings,” she said. “I’d like to see something done, but I’d like to see it done really well.” Pare wasn’t sure exactly what she wanted to see in the area, but said she knows what she doesn’t want. “I certainly don’t want to see Wal-Mart,” she said. Pare said she’s opposed to Wal-Mart because they don’t employ very many people and the profits go to the United States. She said she would much rather see more energy go into rebuilding Maple Ridge’s downtown core.

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Unpaid-for meal leads to arrest A 55-year-old man who had a meal at a Maple Ridge pub and then didn’t have the money to pay for it is being recommended for charges of causing a disturbance and obtaining food by fraud. At about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the man came to police attention after he had the meal and couldn’t pay for it. After being identified, he was released with a court date. After being released, the man went to the Meadowtown shopping centre in Pitt Meadows. The man then created a disturbance by his aggressive panhandling, yelling obscenities at customers in the parking lot and yelling threats towards a bus operator. Police arrived and again arrested the man, this time for the disturbances. The man tried to resist this arrest and had to be forcibly placed in the police car. He was kept in custody, due to his aggressive behaviour, for court on Tuesday.

Clarification In regards to the TIMES’ story “Recall organizers gauging local voters” in the Sept. 28, 2010 edition, local organizer Corisa Bell wanted to clarify that anti-HST petitioners will not be going door to door in Maple Ridge until Nov. 15 at the earliest, and probably not until early next year. She said between Sept. 27 and Nov. 15 she is attempting to find canvassers who will be willing to go door to door in the event a recall is initiated in Maple Ridge-Mission.

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There’s a unique and informal club that Terry Becker is determined to stay in for the rest of her life. “I’ve joined the club,” Becker said, “and I’m going to be a lifelong member of the survivor club.” The paralegal/legal administrator and wife of Pitt Meadows City Councillor John Becker was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. During a short but intense battle with the disease, Becker underwent 18 weeks of chemotherapy at Ridge Meadows Hospital, followed by 17 consecutive days of radiation therapy. She received a lumpectomy on July 18, 2007. “If they can get clear margins, according to the surgeon, around the tumor, they will take just the tumor,” Becker explained. The first and largest hurdle in her fight against cancer was the concept of chemotherapy, Becker said: “It’s your choice to do it. I thought I didn’t have to do chemo because it’s just a lump.” Becker’s oncologist told her she doesn’t have to do anything she doesn’t want to do, but then added, “I strongly suggest you take some chemo.” “It’s all about numbers to the oncologists,” Becker said. “It’s ‘If you do this, your odds of recurrence is this.’ It’s a numbers game and you play the numbers, and I, at that point, decided, I have to do this.” Becker said being cancerfree for the past three years “is a huge relief.” However, each time she has a mammogram, anxiety literally keeps her on the edge of her seat. “You wait on the edge of your chair that they don’t say ‘We have to check on something.’ That’s always the worst, right? [The words] ‘We have to check this out.’” Breast cancer has affected Becker’s loved ones. Her mom Betsy learned of her own breast cancer 18 months

prior to her daughter’s diagnosis, and is currently cancer free. Becker’s younger sister Shirley is currently halfway through her chemotherapy treatments. Becker’s two aunts - Betsy’s younger sisters - both battled breast cancer and survived. Becker’s 18-year-old daughter Ashley got a tattoo in honour of her mom. The body ink portrays a dove at the end of a pink ribbon, the ribbon commonly known as the symbol of breast cancer awareness. Family support was augmented by a key component during Becker’s breast cancer battle. Exercise was, and continues to be, an ally in Becker’s fight to stay healthy and cancer free. “In my mind, I wasn’t sick,” Becker said. “And if could get up and move around, walk around, and be ‘normal’ – and in everyone else’s eyes I was ‘normal’ – that was a huge mental part of getting over it. How can it beat me if I’m normal?” Common side effects from the medication most cancer patients take are a slower metabolism and weight gain. To that end, Becker is welcoming fellow survivors, people living with the disease, and the general public to join her as she launches two fitness programs designed to meet the needs of local women living with or recovering from cancer. The programs are being presented by Health & Wellness Programs for Female Cancer Survivors, as well as Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services, in partnership with the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. The seeds of these programs were sown this past winter and spring when members of the Trillium Breast Cancer Support Group took part in a pilot project through Parks and Leisure Services called the BC Beaters. This simple and low cost group exercise class featured ball drumming - a low impact aerobics class with drum sticks and an exercise

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Last week, the Parole Board of Canada released their full decision for cancelling the statutory release of manslaughter convict Darnell Pratt. Pratt was 16 when he hit 24-year-old Maple Ridge resident Grant De Patie with a stolen car in a gas-and-dash in 2005. De Patie, who was an attendant at the gas station, tried to stop Pratt from driving away without paying for gas and was caught in the undercarriage of the car and dragged to death. Pratt was eventually convicted of manslaughter. Pratt, 22, was granted a conditional release to a halfway house in Kamloops on June 17. Two days after the release, Pratt broke curfew and went unlawfully at large. According to the parole board, Pratt told his community parole officer he was planning to get a ride to the Lower Mainland to visit his family. Pratt, who was under the influence of alcohol when he committed manslaughter, visited a pub twice on June 19, once after midnight and once the following evening. He had been ordered to abstain from alcohol during his release. Pratt was arrested on June 20 after an RCMP officer spotted him walking down a street. The officer stated Pratt was in possession of a small quantity of a substance the officer believed to be heroin. Police are not pursuing drug possession charges against Pratt. According to the board, Pratt indicated he was overwhelmed by the shock of being

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PAC grants restored

Maple Ridge’s 26 Parent Advisory Councils will receive a total of $260,280 in community gaming grants this school year to support activities for local children, which is almost double the amount given last year. However, this year’s grants have merely been restored to about the level they were at two years ago. PACs for elementary and high schools shared $272,260 for the 2008/09 school year. Then last year there was a 50 per cent cut in gaming grants, resulting in about $136,000 less than the previous year. Typically, PACs receive $20 per student in gaming grants based on enrolment, but last year they were only given $10. This year, PACs will again be given $20 per student. District Parent Advisory Councils will also receive $2,500 this year, double the $1,250 they were given in 2009/10. They received $2,500 in 2008/09. DPACs use the grant funding to build relationships and promote effective communication among schools, parents, students and the community, according to a

press release from B.C. government. DPAC funding can also be used for educational and promotional materials, as well as administration and travel to and from DPAC meetings. Gaming grants given to each of the schools’ PACs will support activities as diverse as school drama and chess clubs, student travel in B.C., yearbooks and scholarships. “As a long-time teacher in School District 42, I saw firsthand the value of PAC grants, whether to purchase more computers, build a new playground or obtain extra sports equipment,” said Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton. “Parents collaborate with teachers and students on how to best use these grants for the educational benefit of their children.” Maple Ridge Secondary, the largest school in the district, will receive $28,160 this year, according to the number of students enrolled. Last year they received about $15,000, and just over $30,000 the year before. The smallest school in the district, Webster���s Corners, will receive $2,660 this year.

SD42 frustrated with IT-problems The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Board of Education passed a motion Wednesday to write and send a letter to the B.C. Ministry of Education about the district’s grievances with the B.C. enterprise Student Information System (BCeSIS). Each school in District 42, along with schools across the province, records their attendance and student progress on the internet-accessible computer program. However, serious issues have been encountered with the program this fall. Jan Unwin, superintendent of schools

in SD42, said there have been severe difficulties with registering students in the system. Also, with more schools using BCeSIS, it gets progressively slower. Trustee Susan Carr moved that the board write the letter explaining the frustrations of all the staff that use the program. Carr said BCeSIS is “frustrating, time consuming and not good for morale” among teachers. She also said fighting with the program takes them away from being with the students.

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Day set aside for animals Mohandas Ghandi, one of history’s greatest men of peace, famously said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Although Canada has legally forbidden animal cruelty since Confederation – marking it as a progressive nation at the time, by the standard Ghandi’s comment set few decades later – progress has since been diminished by the static standards that continue to determine the nature of cruelty in this country. Even with a relatively recent, watereddown reinvention of criminal cruelty laws, Canada remains less kind to its animal population than many developed nations around the world. This week’s cruelty allegations and seizure of 14 dogs in Abbotsford once again bring the issue close “The greatness of a nation and its to home moral progress can be judged by the – even closer, considering way its anmals are treated.” that the Mohandas Ghandi alleged puppy-mill operation is suspected of including a Maple Ridge location. But serious, visible cruelty violations against dogs, cats, and horses are only a hint at what many see as the real problem in Canada. Regulations governing the housing and husbandry of farm animals here – and in many cases the rules of harvest for wild species – are seen by many as archaic and regressive, and conditions that easily meet legal standards in this country would fail the litmus test for cruelty in other jurisdictions. It’s not a great stretch to suggest that the way chickens and pigs are routinely treated in their minimal, caged environments – or the ways in which they and other food animals are slaughtered – may have an impact on the way that other domestic species, used primarily as pets, can be mistreated. Legitimizing abuse of one animal certainly creates a social culture that more easily tolerates abuse of another. And Ghandi reasonably extended the relationship still further, noting, “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men.” In recognition of Ghandi’s thoughtful and insightful reflections on the relationships between people and the animals with which we share the planet, his birthday, Oct. 2, has been declared World Farm Animals Day, a day to raise awareness of the way animal welfare is often compromised as we industrialize agriculture in a quest to meet growing food demands for a growing world population. It’s a day worth setting aside to reflect on how we stack up as one of the world’s truly progressive nations. ■ Your View This week’s question Should MLA Marc Dalton be recalled? YES NO

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Guns can kill – not long-gun registries Obama is really a Kenyan spy sent to It was tight. By a margin of two votes, North America by Muslim witch doctors the long-gun registry was saved last to lead us away from Christianity), week when a vote of 153-151 defeated I’m not quite convinced that the sole Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner’s purpose of the long gun registry is to bill to scrap it. criminalize farmers and hunters. Within minutes, the Tories announced At least the Canadian Association of that the vote means the demise of all Chiefs of Police seems to think it has the Liberal and NDP MPs from rural Lyn other purposes, such as saving lives ridings who voted to keep it. And it and serving as a useful tool in the fight may be that a few of them will lose Cockburn against crime. their seats in the next election. It is Straight Talk Maybe that’s why its members voted also true that Liberal leader Michael unanimously in favour of the registry. Ignatieff will continue to be criticised It must be noted that the long gun for insisting that his caucus vote to registry is one useful tool among many; it is not a keep the registry, while NDP leader Jack Layton is miracle cure which will reduce the crime rate in vilified for allowing his MPs a free vote. Canada by noon tomorrow. Prime Minister Harper, in an effort to sound like Unfortunately, when a minority government Winston Churchill, solemnly announced that the cannot convince voters to give it a majority, it may Conservatives will never give up in their efforts to decide to use emotional methods to stir voters up rid us of the plague that is the registry. – such as new prisons for criminals who commit And Vic Toews, the Minister of Public Safety did a unreported crimes, the evils of census forms and fine job of telling us just how sinister the long-gun the horrors of the gun registry. An emphasis on far registry really is. more important topics such as the economy and jobs He stood up in the House of Commons, his Lanny seems dull in comparison. McDonald mustache quivering and stated that And it is certainly more fun to thunder on about the registry “criminalizes hunters and farmers.” how the gun registry costs too much (and it did Toews would have us believe that the sole purpose initially) than it is to answer questions about the of the registry is at best to inconvenience hunters insane misspending of our tax dollars for the recent and farmers and at worst to arrest them for nonG8 summit – $300,000 for sunscreen and how much compliance. did that fake lake really cost? Never mind that no one has ever been arrested for The current cost of running the gun registry is refusing to fill out a form to register a long gun, just reasonable and does not compare with the expensive as no one has ever been jailed for refusing to fill out a census form. boondoggle of the G8 summit. To be fair, it should be said that having to When the next federal election occurs, and it may register long guns is both an annoyance and an be soon, it is to be hoped that party campaigns will inconvenience for hunters and farmers. However, all centre around such issues as the economy and not of us, rural and urban folk alike, can acquire carpel get bogged down in inane blustering over the longtunnel syndrome from filling out forms. gun registry. Medical forms, rental agreements, drivers licence However, I intend to die at the age of 101 with renewal forms. And on and on to the point where it a glass of expensive wine in my hand, not from might be said that life is annoyingly inconvenient. holding my breath on that one. And much as I like conspiracy theories (Barack Check out Lyn’s blog: lyncockburn.blogspot.com.


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❚ Mailbag

Local jobs, shopping needed, not farming Editor: Re: Country Combination Charming, Mailbag, Sept. 29, 2010 In rebuttal to Hank Mooney’s letter, please realize that this is a political debate not a personal one – this is about keeping pace with change. Why is a senior from San Francisco writing a letter of support for the pro farming group of Maple Ridge? I would not get involved in any debate about a community I did not live in, as he cannot know the full issue only one side. Obviously, Hank has been bombarded and coerced into writing this letter. The great horde continues to stoop to new lows when poor Hank just wanted a vacation. Maple Ridge and the very contentious issue of growth versus farming has me sitting at the keyboard. Mission and Pitt Meadows are both smaller cities with smaller populations, yet these more progressive cities have more shopping and jobs than Maple Ridge. Why, I continue to ask myself. The answer is a small group of naysayers supported by a few councillors and an MLA. Only an election will change the course of Maple Ridge.

This is not good financial Maple Ridge is about to would you save. management. become Mayberry. Yes, the Enter the Pelton project The Pelton project is probability is very high and 1,600 good paying jobs. projected to pay $5.8 million because Mission is very The construction phase in property taxes; this will close to having another requires an estimated 2,400 go a long way in fixing the major shopping centre jobs over a ten-year period, imbalance. to include Wal-Mart and with a payroll expected to Farming: Winners. be $100 million a year. Steve Pelton has said we Port Coquitlam also has This project is expected to used greenhouses because major shopping on the develop a direct economic the soil is poor quality and drawing board. benefit to our community will not support a typical The chance of any major and secondary benefits to farming operation and our shopping coming to Maple the region. past tree farming operation is I must also Ridge is very no longer viable. slender indeed. note a long “Maple Ridge has 67 per cent of list of other This is true for the majority Let’s talk of Maple Ridge farmland. jobs. You likely residents leaving for work and shop- benefits Blueberries and cranberries noticed the new for our ping each and every day.” require high amounts of industrial park community water and thrive in these just south of too Jim Bulpit heavy clay-based soils. the Lougheed numerous Maple Ridge will never see Highway at to mention cultivated fields of produce Mission. here. like those found east of You must also concede the Taxes: Mission, Abbotsford, Delta point that Abbotsford and Did you know that Maple Chilliwack have local jobs Ridge has increased property and Surrey. Therefore feeding us locally for more than 60 per cent of taxes 53.6 per cent while is not an issue. Stop saving their population. our population grew by only farmland that can’t be In contrast, Maple Ridge 32.9 per cent. has 67 per cent of residents leaving for work and LETTERS POLICY: Copyright in letters and other materials submitted voluntarily to the Publisher and accepted for publication remains with the author, but the Publisher and shopping each and every its licensees may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or other forms. Letters are day. You need only to turn also subject to editing for content and length. The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows TIMES is a on television to see the division of Postmedia Network Inc. Postmedia Network Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, traffic report from Global “Postmedia Network”) collect and use your personal information primarily for the purpose flying over the Lougheed of providing you with the products and services you have requested from us. Postmedia and the Maryhill. Network may also contact you from time to time about your account or to conduct market Think quality of life!! research and surveys in an effort to continually improve our product and service offerings. What if we had local jobs? To enable us to more efficiently provide the products and services you have requested from How many of you would us, Postmedia Network may share your personal information within Postmedia Network and with selected third parties who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers or enjoy not being in that service providers. A copy of our privacy policy is available at www.van.net or by contacting traffic each and every day, 604-589-9182. how much time and money

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Stuart Ballantyne was honoured by BCIT.

Local BCIT alumnus receives award Maple Ridge’s Stuart Ballantyne, Chief Operating Officer of the Vancouver Giants Hockey Club, was to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Leadership last night from BCIT. Ballantyne has overseen the most detailed logistics of some of Western Canada’s and Vancouver’s largest and most spectacular events, for example, the 2009 World Police & Fire Games, the Molson Indy Vancouver races, the 2006 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and the 2007 Memorial Cup. He was also the project director of Molson Canadian Hockey House during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Members of the Maple Ridge Fire Department are hoping lessons learned during Fire Prevention Week will give local residents a leg up in safety. “Knowledge is power,” Maple Ridge Fire Department paid-on-call firefighter Warren Fairbairn said. “Knowledge keeps the community safe.” This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” The theme is especially timely for B.C. residents, with the legislation change that occurred in the late spring requiring smoke alarms in all homes. The week kicks off Saturday with a grand opening/open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the newly renovated and expanded Fire Hall 1, located at 22708 Brown Ave., just south of Dewdney Trunk Rd. Activities for Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 3 to 9, include: Panago Pizza Partnership – each evening during Fire Prevention Week, firefighters will accompany a Panago delivery driver on randomly selected orders. If customers have a working smoke alarm and can demonstrate a family escape plan, their Panago order will be free. If not, after they pay for their Panago order, the firefighters will install a working smoke alarm for them and provide information about family escape planning. Fire Chief for a Day/Laptop Computer Contest: All students in kindergarten through Grade 3 will receive a booklet with activities to teach them about preventing home fires and escape planning with their family. Firefighters will deliver them to all elementary

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Dashing Dogs Bold bulldogs, cocky cocker spaniels and everything else with four legs and a bark is invited to take part in a race at Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows this Saturday. The canines are scheduled to hit their marks and go at 10 a.m. in the walk/run event. Races are scheduled to be one, three and five kilometres. Late registration is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the south end of Bonson Road and the Pitt Meadows Greenway Trail. Following the race, a host of activities including dog contests and dog

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Twenty-two law enforcement officers wheeled into Maple Ridge Tuesday, showing their support for those battling cancer. The members of the Tour de Coast team for Cops for Cancer embarked on a nineday journey Sept. 22, which took them all the way from Richmond to the Sunshine Coast to Maple Ridge, then back to Vancouver. The riders had various motivations for tackling the 800-kilometre ride, and many of them have close friends and family who are currently fighting cancer. “My motivation for riding is my mom, because she recently got diagnosed with cancer,” said Const. Kim Granneman, a rider and member of the Ridge Meadows RCMP. “I hope everybody supports and contributes to the cause.” Cops for Cancer’s four tours in B.C. raise money for pediatric cancer research. Const. Banveer Lali, who has worked at the Ridge Meadows RCMP for about three years, was also closely touched by cancer. “One of my closest, dearest friends who survived breast cancer is probably one of the strongest females I’ve ever met in my entire life. I’m riding for her,” Lali said. In 2009, Cops for Cancer raised more than $2 million for cancer research and programs that help children with cancer and their families. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, about 850 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and 135 will die, despite advances in medical research. The ride for the cyclists in the Tour de Coast was tough, but they said it was worth it to help children who are in desperate need of aid. “It’s grueling,” Granneman said. “We’re on our seventh day and it’s mentally draining. Yesterday we had two hours of pouring down rain in Vancouver, so climbing Burnaby Mountain and all the other hills they took us on was unreal. Definitely when you’re physically tired it’s all mental.” Lali said she hopes people will see the riders’ commitment to the communities they work in and follow their examples. “We do care and we do put in a lot of time and effort into our community, because we genuinely do care about the people that live in our communities and their wellbeing,” she said. Anyone who wishes to get involved and give aid to children with cancer can visit cancer.ca/copsforcancerbc.

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Nothing wasted at harvest time

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Garage Sale

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Collections/Depot Foreman

Indoor & Outdoor Sundays 6am - 4pm

604-859-7540 Maple Ridge

GARAGE SALE

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Maple Ridge

Garage Sale Sun, Oct 3, Noon-5pm 10481 245B Street Cancelled if Raining

Toys, Books, Movies, CD’s Electronics, Furniture & More Pitt Meadows

GARAGE SALE

Sat & Sun, Oct 2 & 3 10am - 4pm 19435 Park Road Collectibles, hand crafted wood bowls, household miscellaneous..

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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Plants & Trees

CEDAR HEDGING $1.00/foot& up. Dug in ready, installation & delivery avail 604-795-1999. Now is the best time for planting!

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Ridge seeking a aFull-time Full-timeCollections/Depot Collections/Depot Ridge Meadows Meadows Recycling Recycling Society isis seeking Foreman dynamic environment. Foremantotojoin joinour ourteam teaminina fast-paced, a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

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Knowledge Experience: Some SomeSupervisory Supervisoryskills, skills,Truck TruckDriver Driver experience Knowledge / Skills Skills / Experience: experience & &relevant relevant driving experience, Demonstrated leadership abilities, Good and driving experience, Demonstrated leadership abilities, Good oral andoral written written communication skills,toAbility to observe, acknowledge and to respond public communication skills, Ability observe, acknowledge and respond public to relations relations issues, problem solve in a constructive and/or creative manner,/ issues, Ability to Ability problemtosolve in a constructive and/or creative manner, Self-directed Self-directed / self-motivated, Ability to multi-task, Mechanical aptitude. self-motivated, Ability to multi-task, Mechanical aptitude.

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Dogs

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ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

MAREMMA GUARD dog pups for sale. 3 males, 2 females. $375. phone 604-823-4797.

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Travel Destinations

BLUENOSE PIT Pups 5m 4f 1st sht, vet chk. rdy 2 go Oct 6. taking dep 4 ur new pup! $1000 604 820 0073

YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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LAYING BROWN HENS. Started Pullets. Tame. Lay well. $9.50ea. Cloverdale. ★ 604 541-0007 DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1000-$1500. 604-607-7433

RAGDOLL & Russian Blue Kittens, 6 wks, 1st st & wormed. SL & BL pt. $250 up. 604-581-2544

KILN DRIED Hemlock, Fir, Spruce Sawdust & Shavings

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KITTENS- PERSIAN mom, 2 fluffy ginger, 2 white, some blue eyes, ready 3 wks, 1st vet chk $350. N. Shore, 604-789-7490

PERSIAN & Himalayan Kittens. reg $600 & up. 604-939-1231 dreamhimicattery.com

Feed & Hay

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DOBERMAN PUPS. CKC Reg’d, males. 7 wks, health guar’d, $1300. (Sry) Call 604-589-7477

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Pet Services

FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

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Dogs

CHIHUAHUA PUPS 3 female 1 male, healthy, playful, 1st shots, family raised, $500 604-799-2040

JENNY - Lab Ret/Kelpie X/large/ young/female. Loves hugs & toys, energetic, boisterous with other dogs. Wary of new strangers /situations & will fear bark, blooms with consistent handlers, a rural quiet home is best. Visit the dogs at Vancouver Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave 604-871-6885.

Real Estate Services

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6020-01

Real Estate

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Mortgages

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Cats

FLAT FACED Persian/Exotic kittens. Call 604-277-7059.

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Dogs

LOOKING FOR forever home. 3 Jack Russell pups, family raised, 1st shots, dew claws, de wormed, 2 M, 1 F, $500 604-721-8371

3510 3507

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Metaphysical

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS To whom it may concern: In the matter of the estate of Nora Vivian Gates: All persons having a claim against the estate are hereby notified to forward such evidence to Ronald Gates, trustee in the estate at 11904 Poplar Drive, Pitt Meadows,BC, V3Y 1Z3, for consideration. Any claims received after October 20, 2010 will be disregarded. Further, all people with debts to the estate are hereby requested to forward such monies to the estate as soon as will be possible. Signed Ronald H. Gates, trustee MEADOW RIDGE MINI STORAGE, requests Vince Kinney, Patricia Gaspard, Mathew Korotva, Jackie Pederson and Stewart McDonald to come claim your belongings by Oct. 15, 2010. 604-460-4609

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Real Estate Services

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Legal Services

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604-612-0407

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

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

GAS STATION & Garage. Well established, very successful. Serious inquiries only . 604-724-4848

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Agassiz spotless 924sf 2br mobile home 55+ park $69,900 604-823-4710 id5221 Delta Bargain 450sf condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $104,900 597-8361 id4714 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1650sf 3br, 2ba rancher $389K 604-796-3531 id5222 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge executive 2446sf 4br 3.5ba tnhse, fabulous view $423K 467-0275 id5226 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission acreage secluded 2325sf 4br 3ba home 2.33 ac lot $589K 820-7222 id5225 New West updated new kit etc. 670sf 1br condo, pool $158,500 778-397-0508 id5230 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Centre immaculate 872sf 2br 2ba condo nr Mall $194,900 778-228-5335 id5204 Sry Open House Sunday afternoons, 15210-82 Ave. Fleetwood huge 4542sf 8br 6ba on 6965sf lot with 2 suites $799K 507-0099 id5219 Sry Newton 1600sf 4br 2.5ba w/2nd 2br home in back, LUC lot, $479K 825-3280 id5231

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Burnaby

2420 NORCREST CT Beautifully Reno’d 5 BR, 3 baths, cls to schl/ bus, w/mortge helper, Must Sell. Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030

6020-26

North Vancouver

PRIME LOCATION - $930,000 Approx 13,200 sq ft, level lot, in Princess Park area, great potential for re-development. Build a mansion. Close to school, shopping, recreation. 15 mins to downtown & skiing. Mins to both bridges. 3 storey 4 BR house with basement suite. Ideal to renovate. Act fast. No agents 604-612-0227

6020-34

Surrey

N. SRY, Immac 2 BR, 1 bath, 534 sf. 6000+ lot. Move in or rent. Cls to Elem schl/skytrain. $239,000. 604-309-1888 Prudential Realty

Sat & Sun - 1pm-4pm 11710 - 98A Avenue, Surrey 3 BR + 2 BR bmnt ste, workshop, dbl gar, sundeck, patio. $449,800. Mel, RE/MAX 604-726-6358

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Mobile Homes

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Apt/Condos

BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-323-0237

Apt/Condos

1 BDRM APT, M.Ridge, balcony, internet, shrd w/d, Oct 1, $650 incl heat/hotwater, Call 778-389-3551 2 BR, 2 Ba, ground flr, M. Ridge, 2 year old, inste laundry, storage locker, corner, gas f/p, $1200, 2 u/g parking, avail Immed, 1 year lease. 778-893-0467

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

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

COQ. 1 BR, 2nd flr. U/grd prkg. $790/mo incl heat & h/w. N/s. Consider sm. dog. 604-723-6907

office: 604 936-3907

401 Westview St, Coq

COQ. 1 BR, $750. 2 BR, $850, 3 BR, $1050. Now/Nov 1, Incl d/w, ht, 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249 COQ WW Plateau, 2 BR, 2 bath, $1325/mo, Quay Pacific Property Mgnt Ltd. Call 604-570-2786

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

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. $700 Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334

2 level, 2 BR upper floor of heritage home. Hardwood floors. Large kitchen, 1.5 baths. Avail. now or Nov. 1. N/S, N/Pets. Lease and excellent references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 PITT MEADOWS New 2 BR Condo, new appls, Oct 1. $1150. 604-525-9692, 778-994-9513 POCO, 1 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg, shared laundry, $750 incls utls. Av now. N/S, N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 BR + den, concrete bldg, 2 full baths. F/p, in-suite w/d, h/wd flrs, granite counters, S.S. applis, 2 u/grd prkg, gym. No pets. Ocean & mountain view! $1,850/mo + util. Avail immed. 604-469-9261

office: 604 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U. BBY. 2 BR, 20th floor. 2 full baths, 6 applis, 2 balc, u/grd prkg, gym & pool. Near Lough Mall & Skytrain. $1600/mo. Oct 15. 604-420-9228

New Westminster

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Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

ARBOUR GREENE

NEW WEST, 3rd Ave/10th St. 2 BR condo. Clean & quiet bldg. 3 appl, gas f/p, u/grd prkg. $1,100/mo. Ns/np. Refs req’d. Avail immed. 604-521-8445, 526-5329 after 7pm & weekends

307 Richmond St.

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

AMBER (W)

MAPLE RIDGE 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-846-1169

BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-848-1790

AMBER ROCHESTOR Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

Apt/Condos

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

PT MOODY, Tides at 300 Klahanie Dr, g/flr, 2 BR, green belt, patio, 2 prkg, Canoe Club amens. N/s, N/p, $1365. 604-469-1985

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

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

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

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

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office: 604 937-7343 cell: 778 848-5993

Co-ops

OVER 55 Housing Society welcomes applicants. $50,000 gives you entitlement to occupy a 2 br unit. ns, np, Abby 604-870-8831

MISSION – 3 BDRM, 5 APPLIANCES + FIREPLACE This family-oriented executive townhouse complex has just undergone months of renovations and is filling quickly. Renovated units. Close to schools, park, leisure centre and transit. Private single car garage as well as additional storage.

To view or for more info call 604-830-1706

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Furnished Accommodation

6540

Houses - Rent

COQ CENTRAL 4 BR, 2 up & 2 BR in bsmt with rec rm & utility area, 2 full baths, appls incls w/d, newly refinished h/w flrs, garage, storage, carport, fncd back yd, cls to schools, rec ctr, shops & skytrain, n/p, n/s, Oct 15, $1700. Refs Req. 604-939-4540

COQ CTR. 3 BR, 1.5 baths, 5 appl, fenced yard, garage. Ns/np. $1,300/mo. Oct 1. 604-537-7015 CULTUS LAKE. Cottage available for short term rental. Fully furnished 2BR, BBQ & sunny deck. Near beach. $850/mo incl utils. N/s. Immed. 604-813-7535 MAPLE RIDGE! LARGE, bright, 2 BR, above ground suite, priv ent, NS, NP, all utils incl! Oct 1st, $950 Call 604-787-7405

SRY, NEWTON. 4 BR, 2 lvls, $2,200/mo + util. No pets. Immed. Also: Two 40 x 40’ steel barns, 2 storeys. Concrete flooring. Parking. Good for fabrication, storage or hobby cars. $2,800/mo for both barns. Call 604-626-7441 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M CLOVERDALE - 6965-192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths, NEW HOUSE, 3 suites equal BIG income, new appliances, gas f/p. ......$2,688/M

Call (604)435-5555 or (604)786-4663

6590

Rooms

M. RIDGE West & Central, share kitchen/bath/wd nr bus np cable utils WiFi incl $500 778-893-2750

6595

6595-35

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ, WEST. Charming character home, 2 BR & den, main flr. Big private yard & patio. Jacuzzi tub. Near Skytrain. $1,250/mo + 2⁄3 util. Avail now. 604-931-4051

MAPLE RIDGE, 1 BR in new area. Furnishings optional. Sh’d w/d, kitchen. $500 incl hydro/cbl/ ’net. Ns/np. Now. 604-308-1524

COQ WEST Newer 2 BR g/l, nr Burquitlam Plaza, clean, w/d, n/s, n/p, $850 + utils. 604-936-7500

ROOMS AVAIL in M. Ridge, East & central, np, near bus, utils incl’d, immed. $450 up. 604-970-5706

COQ, WW Plat, 2 BR g/lev, 1100 sf, den, slate flrs, 5 appls, extra storage. $995 + 25% utils. NS/ NP. Avail Nov 1. 604-552-4767

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR 3 bath, Maple Ridge, new house, dble garage, nr schools, np $1500 incl util Oct 1. 604-465-1264, 604-862-6721

MAPLE RIDGE. 1 BR, f/ba. 2 f/ps. Priv w/d. $700/mo incl hydro/cbl/ ’net. Ns/np. Now. 604-315-8385

3 BR Upper, Poco, 1 1/2 baths, newly reno’d kitchen, bath, flooring, windows, w/d, N/p, immed, $1600 + 1/2 util. 604-722-5072

MAPLE RIDGE, 126 Ave & 230 St, large bright, 1100sf, 2 br + den, w/d, gas f/p, ns np, $900 incl gas & hydro 604-467-8044 MRIDGE 1 br, brand new, $650, hydro, cable incl, no pets, no smoking. Oct 1st. 604-715-8400

BBY, 7480 17th Ave, 3 BR upper flr. 1550 sq ft. Sh’d w/d. $1600/mo incl hydro/gas. No pets. Immed. 604-731-2510 or 604-522-6443

M-RIDGE 2 br+den, bsmt ste, Selkirk 1500sf. ldry, n/s, pet ok, 1/3 util, $1050 604-322-0180 Now MRIDGE KANAKA 1-2 Br. suite. $775/900. Priv, wd, tv, net, utils. n/s n/p. Oct. 15 604-828-0148

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO 2 BR Condo to share, own bath rm, sat tv, a/c, $650 incls utils, Avail Immed. 778-385-6907

Warehouse/ Commercial

BBY 6994 Greenwood St, Brand New approx 1800sf W/H with finished office, clean, large O/H door, 3 phase power, avail Now. Call 604 929-9493 www.westrockproperty.com

PT MOODY Moray/St. Johns, 2400 sf shop plus mezzanine Suit auto/warehouse, wholesale, boatshop, etc. 604-525-8839

9110

Collectibles & Classics

28th ANNUAL SWAP MEET Sunday Oct. 3rd 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

★Cars ★ Parts ★ Collectibles★ Maple Ridge Fair Grounds ( 105th & Lougheed Hwy ) Admission $2.00 Free Parking Jake 604-941-7791

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Domestic

MRIDGE WEST 2br legal ste, grd level, $900 incl utils & shared ldry, ns, np. Oct. 1st. 604-460-1947

BBY N, Nr BCIT/skytrn/schl, 1 BR gr lvl. NS/NP. Oct 1. $500 incl util. 604-299-8687 or 604 473-5049

NEW WEST. Newly reno’d 2 BR, + g/lvl. Lots of cedar beams, etc. 850 sq ft. F/bath, f/p, priv w/d, garage. $1,300/mo incl hydro. Oct 15th or Nov 1st. N/s, small pets ok. Very private. 604-520-6801

BBY, SOUTH. 1 BR, full bath, private w/d. N/s. $750/mo + 1⁄3 util. Near bus. Nov 1st. 604-435-6087

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The accent lies on home, children, security, gardening, nutrition, Mother Nature, foundations and basics. A streak of romance runs through your days (e.g., this Friday/Saturday) – right into next January. If you’re happily married, you’ll bask in love of children, creative joys, nature’s beauty, sports and/or simple pleasures, speculation, gambling, etc. Chase money Sunday. A Monday disagreement might be building with your mate over domestic/property concerns. It’s minor, but points to larger issues. Run errands, chat Tuesday/Wednesday. Friday p.m. starts an intriguing weekend! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: It’s a busy time but not an important time, Leo. Do paperwork, errands, chat, travel, email, schedule (especially Wednesday/ Thursday) but rest on a deeper level. Pause to watch nature, to meditate, contemplate, or simply to drink in family joys. (You’re a sweet’n’sour mixture in domestic arenas – after October, only the sweet will remain.) You shine Sunday, your charisma and energy surge. Chase money carefully Monday to Wednesday. (Your work habits need an overhaul: work smarter, not harder.) Friday afternoon begins a long, deep, renewing weekend – family reunions are blessed! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Money, earnings, buying/selling fill this month. Your days bring interesting errands, casual meetings, paperwork, communications – a casual friendship could develop into a light romance (likely Oct. 8-10). You might sense that under a surface of free and easy flirtation a deeper “turn” is lurking – and it is. (Ditto in all areas – lightness hides depths. E.g., light communications or errands/travel could lead to an investment.) For students and intellectuals, October is a superb month for research and writing. Rest, lie low Sunday. Your energy and charisma rise Monday eve to Wednesday.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your charisma, energy, effectiveness and confidence soar, especially Wednesday afternoon to the weekend. Get out, start major projects, tackle difficult situations. See and be seen – be there in person. You’ll impress others. A sensual relationship attracts you all autumn – or you might pursue a luxury purchase. Either way, don’t be discouraged if mild delays occur next week to midto late November: success will still be the outcome. Sunday’s social, happy. But retreat, rest and plan mid-day Monday to mid-day Wednesday. If you have to insist Monday, it signals future incompatibility. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Rest, lie low, replenish energies. Life is sending a mixed message: your sexual/partnership magnetism is high, but the energy you need to act on it is low. Reflect on what you really want in love, so when your energy rises (Oct. 23 onward) you can chase the right person. There’s no rush – your unusual attractiveness will last into early January. Meanwhile, attend to neglected duties, governmental or institutional contacts, and administrative chores. Follow charitable urges. Drink spiritual breaths, envision your future. Tuesday, happiness! Saturday highlights that magnetism! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Wishes come true, but in a quiet, sober way. Optimism, light romance, popularity, entertainment and social joys fill this month. Many of your deepest desires stay hidden, which can lead to a clandestine attraction, or might simply leave you quiet and contemplative despite your happiness. Realize that now to late 2012, your real wish is for money. Start thinking of ways to make this one come true. Your real estate luck returns, now to late January. Sunday’s mellow, loving. Monday brings a disagreement about money and the future. Midweek offers joy, friends. Rest, Friday eve, Saturday.

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Oct. 3 - Oct. 9 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent lies on ambition, career, prestige relationships, your status in the community.You’ll meet with bigwigs or authorities, or feel their influence, especially Wednesday to Friday. If meeting, put on your charm – your social skills are tops now into next January. You might meet a “just right” romantic prospect in a group – if Monday to Wednesday, he/she will be obviously drawn to you. If late month – Oct. 22 to 24 — you will be the pursuer. Life’s depths, sex, finances, major commitments intrigue you Sunday. Wisdom Monday/Tuesday. Happiness Friday eve, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: For you, October is always loving, gentle, wise and compassionate. But this October your sweet mood can be slightly sullied by either 1) a temptation to use romance as a rung on the ladder of ambition, or 2) frustration that true love is unavailable. Realize that temptation and denial/ frustration are two manifestations of the same thing. (True love is never denied, but blocked by temptation.) Or, you might find true love now, especially Sunday (opposites attract) Monday-Wednesday (lust) Wednesday-Friday (gentle mind-meld) or Friday/ Saturday (nervous romance). An interesting week! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You swim in life’s depths now: subconscious urges rise, your dreams intrigue, hunches prove accurate – rely on them when making consequential decisions. Commitments are serious, in finances, intimacy, lifestyle areas. What you do now can change your life. That applies particularly to love of a marriage/wedding kind, and to legal affairs touching on earnings and/or possessions (Friday/Saturday). A few months ago you had powerful ambitions, optimism about your prospects – grab those again, because you’re on a lucky four-month roll in career, worldly ambitions. Opportunities Tuesday! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

October 1

❚ New Creations Art Gallery & Studios is holding an opening reception for a new exhibit entitled Across the River featuring the drawings and paintings of Deborah Strong and the raku sculptures of Julie Bourne. This is an exhibition of works by two Langley-based artists exploring themes of nature and the animal world. The reception is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the New Creations Art Gallery & Studios is at 22409 McIntosh Ave., Maple Ridge (off 224th St., entrance is facing the park, behind Jim’s Pizza.) The show will run from Oct. 1 to 30, 2010 and everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 9 pm.

October 2

❚ Cranberry Day at the Haney Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a cranberry cooking demonstration with Chef Nathan Hyam at 10:30 a.m., just harvested fresh cranberries, dried cranberries, chocolatecoated cranberries and cranberry vinaigrette. Come enjoy the music of Robert Campbell and Cailin Green, special children’s crafts and colourful fall vegetables. Memorial Peace Park on 224th in downtown Maple Ridge. The market continues indoors at St. Andrew’s Haney United Church on Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. Go to www. haneyfarmersmarket.org for more information.

October 2

❚ Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Iona Beach Regional Park for shore birds. Meet at Harris and Dewdney at 9 a.m. to carpool. Call Kees at 4638743.

October 3

❚ The Pitt Meadows Museum kicks off its third season of Museum Sundays with a Crayon Batik session. Come prepared to get messy when we try out this ancient art of wax-resist dying with a modern twist. Pitt Meadows Museum Sunday programs are done on a drop-in by-donation basis from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. For more information call the Museum at 465-4322 or email us at pittmeadowsmuseum@telus.net.

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❚ Free Japanese Brush Painting workshop from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Library, Alouette Room. Hosted by the Family Education and Support Centre as part of its monthly cultural arts workshop series. All ages welcome. Please RSVP to diversity@familyed.bc.ca to ensure space and supplies.

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Pitt football teams gaining experience In spite of valiant efforts by the Pitt Meadows Secondary Marauders football teams, their recent games have all resulted in losses. Pitt Meadows’ senior varsity team took on the Handsworth Royals in their first league game Friday Sept. 24, but the Marauders lost 28-7 to the North Vancouver team. “That was a bit of a disappointment, but Handsworth took it to us very well,” said Pitt Meadows’ athletic director, Rich Goulet. “We’re hoping to see those guys improve as the season goes along.” “Even though the senior team has had the most time playing, all of the teams have room for improvement, Goulet said. “Our goal for this year is to get the three levels working and to set the foundation with experienced players for the future,” he said. “Right now we don’t have a lot of experienced players except on our senior team. That’s why I would call it a bit of a disappointment that we lost the other day.” Pitt Meadows’ Grade 8 team also went up against their counterparts from Handsworth on Tuesday. They played a close game, but the Royals scored a touchdown on the last play of the game, defeating the host Marauders 32-26. The junior varsity teams from Pitt Meadows and Samuel Roberson Technical faced off Tuesday at SRT field to a packed audience from the community. The local rivalry ended in Pitt Meadows losing to SRT 26-18. The Marauders’ junior team is 1-1 so far this season; they beat Abbotsford Collegiate last week 14-7. The junior team will next play Langley Tuesday Oct. 5 at 3:45 p.m. on home turf. The Grade 8 boys will play Notre Dame Tuesday in Vancouver, and seniors will play an away game against

A Handsworth Royals tackler pulled down Pitt Meadows Marauders ball carrier Domenic Baptista, while a pair of Handsworth players moved into the fray during Grade 8 boys varsity football action Tuesday afternoon at the synthetic turf field behind Pitt Meadows Secondary. The Royals from North Vancouver scored a touchdown on the last play of the game to defeat the host Marauders 32-26. Troy Landreville/TIMES

Junior Titans beat Marauders after falling to Langley

The blossoming junior varsity football team at Samuel Robertson Technical has already had its ups and downs so far in its inaugural season. After a 28-0 loss to Langley last week, the boys scored an exciting 26-18 win Tuesday over the Pitt Meadows Marauders. SRT coach Tom Levesque said the game against Langley was tough, but they were able to use what they learned in the game against Pitt Meadows, who he hopes will be their perennial rival. “We went back to the drawing board last week in practice .

and retooled our offence quite a bit, to tweak things up to give some different looks at yesterday’s game against Pitt,” Levesque said. A significant change in the roster was moving Titans player Rashaun Simonise from running back to quarterback. “He passed for 83 yards and a touchdown – the first passing touchdown of the program’s history,” Levesque said. “He ran for 59 yards and he had 136 return yards and one touchdown. The touchdown came on a 96-yard punt return. He just exploded for us on offence; he had an awesome game.”

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Most sportsmanlike The TIMES, which sponsors a team each year from the Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association, was recognized recently for their support to the local team. The association has from 800 to 900 players registered each season, ranging from five to 23 years old. Boys play on the five and six-year-old T-ball teams, then older softball teams are mostly for girls. “It’s an awesome sport because it’s a fair weather sport. It’s a lot of fun out in the sunshine,” said rep manager Kelly Milley. The team pictured received a Most Sportsmanlike medal from the 2010 softball season, which is given to teams who are nice about a loss, happy to play the game and kind to players on the opposing team.

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Levesque said teamwork on the offence was evident Tuesday, with Matt Chichka, Kyle Cameron and Tyrel Ogloff each scoring touchdowns. “We had multiple guys contributing to our offence, which really sparked it,” he said. “That’s what we were looking for. We had lots of talent across the board, and we just ran up against a great Langley team the week before. They did a great job containing our rush and we couldn’t get a passing game going. We really turned that around this week against Pitt.” Although the team is brand new this year, coaches are working on getting everyone involved and developing a sense of community with all the players, who range from Grades 8 to 10. “Since we started in August, we’ve been really focused on creating a positive team culture and making sure everyone is included and our young guys are being developed as players,” Levesque said. He also said he hopes Grade 8 and senior football teams will be established in the coming years. “We have a growth plan right now that includes in two years expanding to a senior team, then the two years following that expanding to a Grade 8 team to have a full complement of Grade 8, junior and senior,” he said. The Titans’ junior varsity team is already seeing substantial support from the community. The stands were full in the home game against Langley, and bodies lined the perimeter of the field. “It was just a great atmosphere for the guys and the fans and the school to experience all the support and just the fun nature of having football at the high school level,” Levesque said.

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