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ing short-term need. Coming from a family of five, Bates remembers being the recipient of hampers as a child one Christmas. Her father worked in an aircraft factory in Montreal and he was badly burned in a workplace accident, which put the family in need. Bates recalls her mother opening the door of their home and being greeted with gifts and food from a local service club. “We’re not going to turn away by Troy Landreville people who have a short-term tlandreville@mrtimes.com need, and that’s what is hard to A woman carrying bags of toys explain to people,” Bates said. “We walked into the Maple Ridgerecognize that some families have a Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper short-term need because they have Society headquarters earlier this recently lost their job, suffered an month. injury, separation or divorce.” After dropping her donation off Bates added, “And there are at the toy depot, she many, many people turned to society cowho have long-term “Last year, we chair Lorraine Bates needs and have needed help and asked if she could needed help for give her a hug. years and years.” and you made Bates replied, “I’ll For society recipiChristmas for take a hug from anyents who haven’t body, any day.” worked for six my family. I just The woman came months or a year, wanted to give around the counter they aren’t going to back and I wanted sell their homes, or and held Bates tight, whispering to her, their cars, because to give you a big “last year we needed those are essential to thank you.” help and you made day-to-day life, Bates – A former recipient turned Christmas for my said. Christmas hamper donor family. I just wanted And Christmas to give back and I puts extra strain on wanted to give you a families teetering big thank you.” on the precipice of poverty, which The woman’s eyes welled with is why the society has a policy of tears. She wasn’t alone. never turning anyone away, if they “I was crying because none of us qualify through the registration do this for that sort of recognition,” criteria. Bates said. When Cameron began volunteerNeither do the countless anonym- ing in 1988, 47 families benefited. ous donors who bring in bags of This year, with 607 families registoys and clothes earmarked for tered with the society – the most needy children and their families ever in its history – help is needed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows more than ever. every holiday season. Cameron and Bates took the The story sums up what the soci- society reins at a point when many ety is all about, said Bates, who hard-working seniors were trying to has co-chaired the non-profit charkeep the organization going. ity since 1998. Since then, the two co-chairs Bates took on the role after some and the society’s directors have gentle arm-twisting from longtime had plenty of dedicated elves at friend and fellow co-chair Tom their disposal. The same volunteers Cameron, a 26-year resident of continue to come back, which is Maple Ridge who started volunteer- why the society’s office trailer at ing with the society in the late ’80s. the Albion Fairgrounds is known as Bates didn’t need much persuad“Hotel California.” ing, because she can relate to havcontinued on page A8…

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After months of volunteering, to make sure Christmas is possible for hundreds of less fortunate families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, Christmas hamper society co-chairs Tom Cameron and Lorraine Bates are finally preparing for their own Christmas.

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Senior struck Mounties are investigating a Maple Ridge accident that landed a senior pedestrian in hospital in serious condition Monday. A 73-year-old man was struck in the 25500 block of Dewdney Trunk Road just after 7 a.m. He’s one of several pedestrians hit in recent weeks, said RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop, who is urging drivers to slow down and suggesting both pedestrians and motorists alike use extra caution given the shorter daylight hours at this time of year. • More crime new online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

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Officers aid man An integrated police effort likely saved a man’s life Dec. 21. Mounties were able to talk an emotionally distraught 54-yearold man out of harming himself after he was followed to Pitt Meadows Tuesday afternoon. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

Mary Lee Toews shares a fond memory from her childhood, some 60 years ago. by Teija Beck

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Sitting in her room in Baillie House, surrounded by Christmas cards and decorations, Mary Lee Toews speaks warmly about her

memories of Christmas 1949. She has lived in Maple Ridge for the past 13 years, having moved here to “follow the children.” But Toews spent most of her life living in Arrow Park, which is in south central British Columbia. Toews is a frequent contributor to the Baillie House newsletter, submitting poems and stories to entertain her fellow residents. She now spends her Christmases visiting

with friends and family at Baillie House. “I just stay here and hope and pray that lots of people come in to see me,” she said, laughing. “My kids come whenever they can, and grandkids.” Toews’ room features a small artificial Christmas tree with bright, multi-coloured lights, but 61 years ago in Arrow Park, she remembers having a very different and special Christmas tree.

Mary Lee Toews has a Christmas tree in her room at Baillie House. Toews is an avid writer, and often submits work to the Baillie newsletter.

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Arrow Park Christmas 1949: Memories of a pristine six-foot spruce I had been begging my mother to let me get the tree this year. It was not very cold out, but there was about four feet of snow. I received the standard answer: “You’ll have to ask your daddy.” My father was a gruff soul, and I didn’t want to ask him, but I really wanted to get the tree, so I did. Wonder of wonders, he said “yes, as long as you don’t go too far and get yourself lost.” He even said I could take my girlfriend along and told us which tools we could take.

Arrow Park is a beautiful valley in the west Kootenays with majestic saddle mountains to the north, Mount Scalping Knife to the east, Mount Ingersal to the west, and the Valhallas to the south. Pines, spruces, cedars, and firs were the trees which I loved. This was my hometown. It was small, with maybe 200 people. They were friendly souls for the most part, and every one of us knew entirely too much about everyone else. But that’s how small towns are.

I also know that if we’d gotten stranded and had to leave the tree and tools behind, they would still be there when we got back. But no need for adults. My friend and I, both 10 years old, waded hip-deep through the snow, straight to the perfect tree. Very easy: I’d had it picked out since July. Then began the hard part. “You hold the branches and I’ll chop,” said my friend. That lasted about three minutes, whereupon we traded places. Then

she. Then me. Finally I decided the saw might work better, and it did. A beautiful forest-green six-foot spruce, with perfect, evenly spaced branches. I still think of it and its heavenly aroma as Christmas rolls around once more. But this year? I’m so thankful to head for the closet and get my artificial fir, and stay out of four-foot snow banks. Merry Christmas everyone, with many fond memories.

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Explosion sparks investigation Six people were taken to hospital after an explosion at Golden Ears Provincial Park Tuesday. by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

A movie crew was filming at Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Tuesday when an explosion on the set sent six people to hospital. The explosion occurred just after 1 p.m., when the crew was filling some 20to 30-pound portable propane cylinders to be used for heaters. The supply line came off one of the cylinders, which resulted in free-flowing propane. This fuel was then ignited by a nearby heater that was in use. The heater was located

in an area where the extras WorkSafeBC and gas were being held, according inspectors from the BC to Megan Johnston, comSafety Authority are invesmunications officer with tigating the incident, and WorkSafeBC. Johnston said they are This caused a plastic looking at the safety of flash explosion, but those who were no residual fire, on set. said Maple Ridge The blast fire chief Dane occurred on the set Spence. of In the Name of Six people had to the King: Dungeon be taken to hospital Siege 2 starring with minor burns Dolph Lundgren and one suffered and directed by a broken leg, he Uwe Boll, which Dane Spence added. was filmed in Maple Ridge fire chief It was unclear Golden Ears from if that person was Dec. 4 to 22, blown over or fell trying to according to film producget away from the explotion liaison Marg Johnson. sion, Spence said. This is a movie about an Ridge Meadows RCMP, ex-special forces soldier Maple Ridge fire depart(Lundgren) who goes back ment, and the B.C. to medieval times to fulfill Ambulance Service all an ancient prophecy and attended the scene, and ends up finding redempWorkSafeBC was notified tion in his own battlefield and attended the scene. experiences.

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lawyer? On the first day of And what about the cows? Christmas my true love sent Were they also on their to me – a partridge in a pear way to Whistler? tree. Question, questions, and You will notice I said sent. more questions. I have to tell you that Tom, You know where pipers Alan my true love, has moved to come from, don’t you? So you Tacoma, while I am here in can imagine how carefully Woodland the Fraser Valley. It was all they and I were searched and Here and There working beautifully until the interrogated. first gift arrived. Not everyone understands Do you know how many the tradition of the kilt or the forms I was required to fill in at Canada purpose of the sporran, or the evil looking Customs? And have you any idea of the dagger sticking out of the sock. cross examination I went through before And as for those plucked turkeys in tarI was allowed to leave with that bird in tans they call bagpipes… that tree? But it is Christmas, and there is a tradThe turtle doves weren’t too much ition that stories should have happy endtrouble, but three French hens! Have you ings – and, in a way, this one does. ever seen a French hen? Just try getting The pear trees are growing fruitfully one of them across the border. in Memorial Peace Park; the partridge, One of the added difficulties with French hens, and geese have provided a Canada Customs is that over a period of welcome, if unexpected, addition to the 12 days you don’t always deal with the community kitchen; the calling birds have same person. been released to the wild, the swans are This means that having spent four swimming elegantly in the Alouette River hours convincing Trevor that it is quite and the turtle doves are cooing happily acceptable to receive four calling birds in a large, ornate cage in the foyer of the on Tuesday, you have real trouble with ACT. Wally and five gold rings on Wednesday. I should stop here – but I have to tell You see I am using first names. you that while they wait for their status This will tell you how much time I have to be decided upon, the dancing ladies been spending in their company. I’ve got have joined the drummers drumming and to know Damian so well that we’ve been the pipers piping in rehearsal for a multihaving dinner together at the end of his cultural performance of a yuletide vershift. sion of River Dance, and the milkmaids, You won’t tell my true love, will you? who have applied for union certification Surprisingly the geese and the swans as well as landed immigrant status, have caused few problems, perhaps because taken their cows to Pitt Meadows, where the staff had begun to get used to a lot of the terrain is more suitable than Whistler different birds, and I did quietly leave the and where they have been given a warm eggs in a basket on the desk. neighbourly welcome. But when it came to the milkmaids and As for the lords, it was decided that the dancers and the pipers and drummers, Canada already has too many people to say nothing of those leaping lords, it doing nothing at public expense, so after wasn’t just customs I had to deal with. kicking their heels up for several weeks Oh no! Immigration too! in an undisclosed location in Whonnock, In your wildest dreams, you would not they were quietly deported back where believe the chaos caused by the arrival of they came from – in the middle of the eight maids-a-milking, with their stools night. and cows. Oh the rules, the regulations Which leaves me with the rings. the permits and licences. Well that’s it. Where did the maidens come from? Time to write a little note to my true What was their country of origin? love to suggest where he may be living How long were they staying? next year. Hope all is well with you and Were they really here on an extended that you too have been blessed with the visit to Whistler, as they had been gifts of Christmas. advised to say by a friendly immigration Love, Debbie

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Ridge Meadows Hospice Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation to benefit from money raised. by Teija Beck

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Gift wrapping initiatives at Valley Fair and Haney Place malls are saving shoppers time while raising money for two local causes. At Haney Place Mall, the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is raising money for its pallative and grief support programs with the help of volunteers, who wrap shoppers’ Christmas gifts in festive paper and ribbons for a donation. “I would like to see us make $500,” said Kristina Murray, fundraising and special events coordinator for the RMHS. “It’s hard [to estimate] because we haven’t done this before.” Murray said the money would support bereavement programs, both for groups and one-on-one, as well as the training of volunteers. Heading into the final week, she was optimistic about response thus far. “[It’s been] pretty good, actually,” Murray said. “Saturday was very busy. Sunday and Monday were surprisingly a

little quiet, but we expect the rest of the week to pick up.” Over at Valley Fair Mall, the Valley Fair walking group is running a similar gift-wrapping operation called Christmas Wrap, with the money raised going to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia and the Yukon. “We like to provide a service for a donation, that’s why we’re wrapping gifts,” said Judy Vermette, a member of the walking group who has been involved in Christmas Wrap for the past three years. More than $1,000 was raised last year, and Vermette hopes to do about the same this year. But she said business has been slow so far. “I think it [will pick up], probably by Wednesday,” she said. “Wednesday, Thursday, Friday is the busiest time.” Vermette said a minimum donation of $2 is suggested, but people often give more – especially for more difficult-towrap gifts. The Valley Fair walking group has provided this service for the past six years, according to Vermette. Both groups will still be helping out last-minute shoppers and wrapping today, Christmas Eve. The Valley Fair wrappers are open until around 4 p.m. and the Haney Place group is going until 1 p.m.

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The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, and staff at PMSS want all students to know that help is available if they need it. Principal Dennis Dickson said the death of the Pitt Meadows youth last weekend ripped through the school, since the young man was an ex-student. Dickson, along with school counsellors, and district principal of student support services Laurie Smith, decided to post a message to let students know

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Sgt. Kathy Dickson sang with members of the RCMP at Holyrood Manor on Tuesday afternoon.

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Sgt. Kathy Dickson was working on Christmas Day when three kids gave the Mounties a gift they won’t forget. by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

It was almost seven years ago, but RCMP Sgt. Kathy Dickson has not forgotten the kindness of one family who paid a special visit to the local detachment Christmas morning. “It’s just one of those stories that has just stuck,” she said. Dickson was working as a watch commander on Christmas morning, when she was called to the front at around 9 a.m. She said a mother and three young children were standing there carrying something that smelled delicious. It turned out the children, aged about three, five and seven at the time, had been in church on Christmas Eve and

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Hamper volunteers put life on hold for two months they could make it through the season “Once you are in, you don’t leave,” without any help. Bates said. “We get the same volunteers.” “They panic and they come in crying This year, an estimated 80 and pale, they’re distraught, volunteers donated their time and they are doing it for their for the society. And, like some kids,” Bates said. of them, Cameron puts two As in previous years, local months of his life on hold for businesses have stepped the society because, he said, “It up. The CaddyShack Show matters.” Lounge’s annual strip-a-thon, Bates elaborated on held Dec. 5, raised an even Cameron’s point: “If you wake $20,000, which accounts for a up, it’s a good day. If you try to third of the society’s revenue. make a difference in that day, Bates was quick to defend the it’s one more step. The world strip-a-thon at the Haney Hotel Tom Cameron would be such a better place if from its critics. Co-chair people tried to do that.” “There was a blog by someThe week before Christmas is one who wrote that, ‘I’m not hardest for those who initially believed going to register with the hamper because

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it’s dirty money. So those people fall Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows service through the cracks and at the end of the clubs, organizations, groups and local day that’s the saddest thing that comes businesses for support. out of that.” While the majority of support Bates was quick to add comes from the community that the Maple Ridge and Pitt during the last few weeks leadMeadows fire departments, ing up to Christmas, donations the Province Empty Stocking can be submitted any time Fund and the Lower Mainland of the year that help make Christmas Bureau were also Christmas a reality for strugamong the largest contributors gling local families. to the society. People can contribute by callDonations are much appreciing the hamper office at 604ated by a society that relies 100 463-6922. per cent on volunteers. No one Or, for more information Lorraine Bates is paid wages or honorariums about the organization, and Co-chair from the society for any reaits efforts in the community, son, and the society depends people can visit their website solely on the generosity of local residents, at www.mrpmchristmashamper.org.

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2nd Annual Christmas in City: RG Properties and Solaris / Becker & Company Law Of!ce / The Accountant’s Desk

Khemarak (10) – winner of colouring contest Shannon Balla – Sales Manager, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times Kate Zanon – CEO of Economic Development Corporation Michael Hayes, PM Community Foundation Mayor, Don MacLean Missing: Joanne Lethbridge – winner of Best Christmas Tree – Owner, Verde Flower & Plant Design

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…and all our tremendous supporters, staff and volunteers. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year and we’ll see you the !rst Friday in December 2011


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Friday, December 24, 2010

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Resident Lally Parfitt sang along to “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” during the Ridge Meadows RCMP choir’s visit to Holyrood Manor long term care facility Tuesday afternoon. The officers, dressed in red serge, joined residents as they sang some Christmas classics. Troy Landreville/TIMES

Christmas giving

Haven coming up short of cash

An annual Christmas Eve dinner is open to anybody, making sure nobody’s alone for the holiday. by Teija Beck

editorial@mrtimes.com

While preparations for the 11th annual Christmas Haven dinner are in full swing, organizers are coming up short on cash. The non-denominational event is planned for today (Friday, Dec. 24), 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church, and visitors can look forward to a turkey dinner, presents, entertainment, and even a visit from Santa Claus. But while in previous years organizers have received numerous cash donations, this year they have collected only about 40 per cent of what is needed for expens-

es, said Kathy Quayle, chair of the event. “We’ve noticed a decline in donations this year and we’re getting worried, knowing we may have an increase in attendance,” she said. “We need cash more than anything.” On a more positive note, Quayle noted that many people have donated gifts in the last few days. The money collected goes toward paying for expenses such as catering the meal and insurance. “It’s a great event,” Quayle said. “We’ve got a lot of stuff planned... we have a nice little kids area and facepainting and balloons, and all that stuff. Just to see the kids’ faces when Santa comes in, it’s fabulous.” “We hope people will consider donating, bearing in mind that even a loonie or a toonie is helpful,” said Quayle. For more information, call 604-467-7325 or email christmashaven@gmail.com.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Friday, December 24, 2010

Rescuers chip for team

All money raised from tree chipping goes to Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue. by Teija Beck

CITY

pittmeadows

Tree disposal

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When the holidays are over and it’s time for the tree to go, the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team will be holding its annual tree chip-up, with all proceeds going toward the growing team. Drop by Jan. 8, 9, 15 or 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get rid of a Christmas tree in an environmentally friendly way. The service is provided by donation, with all proceeds going to benefit the search and rescue team. “We’ve had everything from a handful of change to 20 and 50 dollar bills,” said Rick Laing, a longtime member and head of the rescue team. “It helps with training and equipment replacement, which are the big things we need to fundraise for.” The search and rescue team currently has 20 active members and has recently taken on 7 new trainees. Laing said they may likely take on another

Teija Beck/TIMES

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team members Rick Laing and Mike McKinley grabbed a tree for chipping. group in the springtime. “It’s been a busy year up until November, and then it’s kind of dropped off,” Laing said. “That’s typical around Christmas time; people aren’t getting out and doing the hiking and the recreation.” Laing said the rescue team has been chipping Christmas trees for at least 15 years, and that the event is always a success. Last year, close to $5,000 was raised, according to Laing. “It’s the fundraiser every-

body looks forward to,” Laing said. Trees will be chipped in the same location as last year, at the search and rescue building located at 23598 105th Ave. in Maple Ridge. For a minimum $10 donation, tree pick-up service by the First Haney Rovers scout troop is available. To arrange for pickup, call 604-244-2850, or email your name, phone number, address and preferred pick-up date to scoutchipping@gmail.com.

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Christmas Greetings from Mayor Don MacLean Christmas is a great time to enjoy friends and family and reflect on the past and the coming year. In Pitt Meadows, we have enjoyed a year of community pride, beginning with our celebration at Spirit Square welcoming the Olympic Torch to our community. It was a cold, early morning, but thousands of residents dressed in red and white and joined together to cheer as the torch arrived. It was a great way to kick off 2010! Since then, we have also enjoyed many other moving moments, from the 72nd Annual Pitt Meadows Day to our second Christmas in the City at Spirit Square, as well as new events such as our Earth Day celebration, Bard on the Bricks, the Farmer’s Market, and so much more. There is much to look forward to in 2011 as well. Construction on the new Pitt Meadows Library is underway at the corner of Harris and Ford Roads, and it will be opening next year.The South Bonson Community Centre will also be complete in 2011, and the Pitt Meadows Arena is undergoing renovations, to be complete this spring.These spaces will offer us bigger and better places to gather and participate in sports and activities for years to come. Buildings may give a city shape, but people give it life. Pitt Meadows homes are lit up for the season, and families are out enjoying the mild winter weather that we’re having so far. I want to thank my Council colleagues, staff, our partners, our businesses and our residents for giving our city a vibrancy and spirit not found anywhere else. On behalf of Council and myself, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

What’s Happening Got a non-profit community event? Send the info to City Talks at info@pittmeadows.bc.ca.

Christmas Tree Chipping – Jan 8-9 Bring your Christmas tree to Meadows Landscaping and they will dispose of it through this year’s tree chipping program with the Pitt Meadows Lions and Girl Guides. By donation.Visit meadowslandscapesupply.com. The Great British Columbia Shakeout - Jan 26 Practice your

earthquake preparedness plan with your friends and neighbours across the province. Learn more at shakeoutbc.ca, and register to participate and be counted!

Next Month – watch for details on these and other events: Feb – Library Preschool Storytimes You can find a copy of CityTalks on our website at pittmeadows.bc.ca. Want to receive City Talks electronically? Visit the website to subscribe. Visit the City of Pitt Meadows website at pittmeadows.bc.ca or facebook page at facebook.com/pittmeadows for the most complete and up-to-date information. In an emergency weather situation, listen to your local radio and television stations for public broadcasts. City of Pitt Meadows If you need to report an after-hours public works emergency, please call the Operations Dept. emergency line at 604-465-2435.


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Opinion Who we are The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows TIMES newspaper is a division of Postmedia Network Inc. We’re located at 22345 North Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. The TIMES has a CCAB audited circulation of 29,001.

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It’s Christmas. This is a time of year that breaks down some of the religious barriers that divide people. Much as some folks – unfortunately, many of them in positions of authority – will try to deny it, Christmas is a celebration that has transcended its specific religiosity. Christmas is now celebrated – or at least recognized – by people of nearly every faith (or no faith at all). No, they don’t all recognize December 25 as the birth date of Jesus Christ, the central figure in Christian beliefs. Indeed, even most Christians themselves don’t take the date literally, but as an arbitrary acknowledgement that their “saviour” was born into the world to exert his positive influence on individuals, societies, and the world as a whole. Many people of most other faiths throughout the world have come to accept and embrace the “Christmas season” as a time of sharing and giving, a time to consider the importance of friends and family and neighbours, a time to make an active effort towards bettering the lot of acquaintances and strangers alike – a time to let sink in the realization that “we’re all in this together, after all.” All of those aims, indeed, conform to the basic tenets of all of the world’s great religions. The bottom line is that, except for a few miscreants – some of whom, unfortunately, rise to positions of power – everybody really wants the world to be a better place for everybody. Christmas is a time that tends to supersede the greed that is promulgated through our corporate, commercial society. And while concerns of commercialism destroying the basic goodness embodied in the season are valid at their root, we need only take a look around us, at all the good and selfless things that people do for each other, especially at this time of year, to see that Christmas has a power to break through shallow day-to-day existence, and helps us to make us all better than we believed we could be. And whatever your religion, if any, that is certainly worth celebrating. Merry Christmas! – B.G.

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Coach of the Year: Greg Walsh of Peterborough, Ont., coach of the minor league NAPA Auto Parts hockey team. After an opposing team member shouted a racial slur at 16-year-old Andrew Lyn McCullum, Walsh pulled his team off the ice and was subsequently Cockburn suspended until April, 2011. On Straight Monday, Dec. 21, after countrywide outrage, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association reinstated Walsh. McCallum, who evidently had been called the N-word more than once while on the ice, stated he is lucky to have a coach like Walsh. So are we all. Best Premier B.C.’s Not Going to Get: Carole Taylor, presently chancellor of Simon Fraser University and former B.C. finance minister in then-Premier Gordon Campbell’s Liberal government. Urged to run for the leadership of the Liberals, she has stated publicly that she has no interest in returning to politics. She may have been soured by the manner in which Premier Gordon Campbell treated his few women cabinet ministers. Best Good Riddance Resignation: Gordon Campbell, no question. This arrogant man dumped the HST on B.C. with no consultation and was amazed at the negative reaction. He ruled, a la Stephen Harper, by the Divine Right of I’m Right and You’re Not. Worst of all, this was a conservative politician who took over the BC Liberal party and turned it into his own fiefdom. Best We Wish You’d Stay Resignation: Danny Williams soon to be ex-premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Many of us admired his gutsy stand against Ottawa, Quebec, anything and anybody who was not good for his province and/or anyone who annoyed him. He was outspoken, funny, pragmatic and according to his opponents ‘uppity.’ We need more uppity in politics and less toeing of the line. Gonna miss you, Danny. Best Buffoon: The BB goes to Don Cherry, of course. Not content with frothing at the mouth every Saturday on Coach’s Corner, this homegrown buffoon insisted on embarrass-

ing himself during the swearing in of Toronto’s new Mayor Rob Ford. Grapes, clad in one of his signature jackets, hot pink this time, used his introduction of Ford to rant on about the media “pinkos” who are evidently out to get him. Cherry is also a nominee in the “Dammit I’m Getting Old So I’ll Pick on Good Young Players Contest” – winners Talk to be announced early in 2011. He’s trashed both Sidney Crosby (wussy) and Alexander Ovechkin (disrespectful) and is now going after the Habs’ PK Subban who’s evidently too mouthy. Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-ri-t-e, Donny? Cherry was also nominated in the Obnoxious Dude Category, but lost out to Kevin O’Leary. See below. Best Political Rocker: PM Stephen Harper of course. Love him or loathe everything he does, this dude gets points for rocking out. Can you imagine Michael Ignatieff singing anything other than a Gregorian chant? Best Obnoxious Dude: Kevin O’Leary of CBC’s Lang/O’Leary sort-of-business show. Sure he’s supposed to be provocative, but his incessant let-them-eat-cake-with-a-chaser-of-oil attitude is annoying. Best Dirty Little Secret: Asbestos. We still sell this carcinogen to Third World countries while putting strict restrictions on it at home. Any number of countries, including France and Japan, have instituted a total ban on asbestos, which has a nasty habit of inflicting lung diseases on those who breathe it in. Best Comedian: The nominees were Russell Peters, Mary Walsh, Ron James, and Rick Mercer. It’s a tie between Peters and Mercer. Peters, like Lenny Bruce before him is adept, profane, and hilarious as he puts racism in its place. Mercer adroitly, consistently, and enthusiastically takes the mickey out of the pompous, the politicians and the pontificators. Nobody does a rant better than Our Rick. Best Canada Needs One: Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia. Along with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, she is one of the world’s few women leaders. Please sir, can we have one too?


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Friday, December 24, 2010

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False alarm, but thanks for efficiency. I would like to commend the Maple Ridge fire department. The other evening, I was cooking dinner. My two-year-old daughter woke up from her nap, so I went to get her – she was wet so naturally I started changing her and forgot about the pan of olive oil I had left heating on the stove. It set off the house alarm… we have a monitored house alarm system so the company (unbeknownst to me) automatically called the fire department and called us to see what was the matter. Upon telling them that everything was OK and that I had opened windows to let out the smoke, I thought that was the end of it. I sat outside with my daughter and her friend and waited for the smoke to clear the house. I had sat for about 30 seconds, when I heard fire sirens coming along Dewdney Trunk Road; the truck turned into our street and pulled up at our house. I was so embarrassed. I thanked them and reassured them that everything was OK. I felt like an idiot. They assured me that it happens all the time (around dinner time). I felt so bad, but was reassured that the monitored alarm system would dispatch the fire department if necessary. They were at my house well within five minutes of the alarm sounding, ready to go for whatever situation they found. I would like to commend them on their understanding of the situation. Fortunately, I do not (and do not intend to) make a habit of this, as I know false alarms can cost lives; but they were courteous, fun with the kids and understanding. Thank you for checking on us – it could have been a different story; I was amazed at how quickly the house filled with even a small amount of smoke – worth having smoke alarms huh?

R. Saunders, Maple Ridge

“To shop or not to shop”, that seems to be the main question here in Maple Ridge. When our “wants” are perceived as “needs” and when the average Canadian has overspent his income by 34 per cent, and we are overusing our environmental allotment on this planet by a factor of three, should we not slowly start to question what actually will contribute to true well-being and happiness in our lives? Our values of prosperity and well-being are eclipsed by the illusion that yet another shopping centre, where we can buy something, will make us happier and get us out of the economic crisis. Our world-view has become synonymous with growth, consumption, and profit. For decades we have promoted “growth” in Maple Ridge and hoped it would lead to a better life. Now, that our municipality is sprawling all over the map, we are finding that we cannot afford to even serve our present population, and that we are overspending our tax revenues. Albert Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” In nature, “growth” is only part of the cycle of life, and when something grows out of control it becomes a cancer. In a post-scarcity society we enjoy the privilege that we can live beyond the survival level, however not without great cost to millions of other people who don’t even have the basics of clean water and nutritious food. We can indulge in our wants. But to what level? Do we need another shopping mall on agricultural land, just so that we can buy all our trinkets within five minutes of driving? The part-time, minimum-wage jobs will not allow a family to prosper and the profits of the major corporate stores like Wal-Mart go out of the country. They do not stay in Maple Ridge, or in B.C. or even in Canada. It is the small personal businesses that contribute the most to a community because the owners live here, invest here, buy houses here, pay taxes here, and spend their money here again. Those are the ones we should foster and support. Big box stores are corporations that are only interested in the bottom line: their profits. They are not interested in the local well-being of citizens and employees. In my fundraising efforts for local issues I have always found the small stores the most generous in their giving and support. They are fathers and mothers, they have kids in school here, they live here, and are interested in making this a better place! Let’s celebrate them and support them in our shopping. Let us embrace a spirit of community, where we value everybody, rather than selling out to corporations who try to get the cheapest land, (agricultural land), for their mass-produced junk that comes from China, where there is no protection for the workers, no environmental or safety regulations. If you want to buy “cheap,” be aware that there is a hidden cost in exported jobs to places where they do not have to pay a fair wage. Your gain is usually somebody else’s loss. With B.C. having the highest rate of child poverty, why could our goals not be to make Maple Ridge a “food bank-free, homeless-free community?” Let’s have some charettes about that, rather than about more shopping meccas. That is my Christmas wish.

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2008 Ford Escape (5 Escapes to clear) #2931

2008 BMW 528 (Mint/low km's) #2376

2007 GMC Sierra MAX #2728

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee #2820

2008 Cadillac CTS (Luxury/low km's) #2942

2007 Dodge Ram Quad 4WD #0250

2007 GMC Yukon XL #2719

2008 BMW 328Xi AWD (2 to choose) #2365

2007 Chevy Silverado Crew (10 to choose) #2542

2007 Cadillac Escalade (2 to choose) #2730

2003 Chevrolet Corvette ($$$ of upgrades) #2538

2006 Ford F150 FX4 #2952

2007 Chevy Equinox (18 Equinox Must Go!) #2948

2005 Chevy Venture-Vision

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2007 Jeep Grand cherokee 4WD

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$

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OPEN MON-FRI 9-9 SAT 9-6 SUN 10-6 2 Blocks west of Coquitlam Centre

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Friday, December 24, 2010

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See participating dealers for complete details. ♦The up to $500 First Free Payment Offer includes an amount on account of GST/HST (where applicable) and in the Province of Quebec, GST and QST. Customers may choose to have the up to $500 (including taxes) First Free Payment Offer applied to reduce the selling price after taxes of their new vehicle purchase, rather than to cover their first free payment. Offer is available to all retail customers that purchase a new eligible 2010/2011 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram from December 1, 2010 through January 3, 2011 (excluding only the following 2010 and 2011 models: Jeep Patriot 4x2/4x4 Sport, Compass 4x2/4x4 Sport, Wrangler 2-Door Sport, Dodge Journey SE, Grand Caravan Cargo Van & Canada Value Package, Caliber Canada Value Package & SE Plus, Ram 1500 Regular Cab 4x2/4x4 and Ram Cab and Chassis). *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on most new 2010 and select 2011 vehicles and are manufacturerto-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ±Variable Prime Rate financing up to 84 months is offered on approved credit on most new 2010 and 2011 vehicles to qualified retail customers through TD Financing Services and Royal Bank of Canada. Bi-weekly payments shown are based on 84-month terms. Variable rate shown is based on TD and RBC Prime Rate and fluctuates accordingly. Payments and financing term may increase or decrease with rate fluctuations. RBC offer not open to Quebec dealers. TD offer is not open to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Some conditions apply. See participating dealers for complete details. ††Customer Choice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services and Ally Credit Canada is available at participating dealerships to qualified retail customers on most new 2010 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models (except Grand Caravan Cargo Van and Ram Chassis Cab) and select 2011 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models. The following terms apply to TD Financing Services contracts. (Different contract terms apply to Ally Credit Canada offers. See your dealer for complete details.) 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Examples: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (26E)/2010 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x2 (25D) with a Purchase Price of $37,480/$14,980 financed at 2.99%/5.99% APR over 60/60 months with payments amortized over 81/78 months equals 130 bi-weekly payments of $237/$107 and one final payment of $10,355/$3,990 for a cost of borrowing of $3,660/$2,949.99 and a total obligation of $41,140/$17,929.99. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage and wear and tear charges, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges not included. Dealers may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. §2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount and $500 First Free Payment Offer: $50,395. 2010 Jeep Patriot Limited shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $22,195. 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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Friday, December 24, 2010

A17

Community happenings

www.mrtimes.com and email them to

editorial@mrtimes.com

December 24

❚ The Valley Fair Walking Club is holding its annual Christmas wrapping event supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon at the Valley Fair Mall on Dec. 24. from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. People can give a donation, get their gifts wrapped and be “heart happy.”

December 24

❚ The Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is hosting a gift wrapping booth at Haney Place Mall today. Gift wrapping service provided by donation in support of RMHS, a non-profit society that provides support and programs at no cost for those dealing with death and grief.

January 2

❚ Ridge Meadows Rustlers Atom A3 minor hockey team will hold a bottle drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Planet Ice parking lot at 23588 105th Ave. in Maple Ridge.

January 8 & 9, 15 & 16

❚ Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue will hold its annual tree chipping service from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the search and rescue building at 23598 105th Ave. next to Planet Ice. The fee is by donation and proceeds go to search and rescue. Curbside pickup will be done by the First Haney Rovers scout troop for a minimum donation of $10. Email scoutchipping@gmail. com with name and address for pickup.

January 10

❚ Bluegrass Music Circle will be held at the Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts, 12229 Harris Rd., in Pitt Meadows from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This bi-weekly get-together includes old-time fiddle, banjo and mandolin music. Learn about the instruments, about bluegrass/old-time country styles, tunes and etiquette. Bring your own instrument to play along, learn new techniques and share your own skills. Sessions are led by local bluegrass musician Denis LeClerc of the Alouette River Band. For information or to reserve a spot, call Rob at 604-4676613 or 778-230-0543.

January 11

❚ Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will meet at Whonnock Lake Centre at 7:30 p.m. We encourage visitors and new or potential members to join us. Besides spinners and weavers, we welcome felters, knitters, basket makers, and anyone interested in any other fibre arts. For information, call Marie at 604-462-9059.

January 11

❚ Grand Buddies Program information session from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Ridge

January 26

❚ A financial literacy workshop for older adults will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society (RMSS) at 12150 224th St. The B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is offering this free workshop for adults 55+. There will be a talk about powers of attorney, shared bank accounts, recognizing and responding

January 24

❚ Bluegrass Music Circle will be held at the Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts, 12229 Harris Rd., in Pitt Meadows from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This bi-weekly get-together includes old-time fiddle, banjo and mandolin music. Learn about the instruments,

to abuse of your money, and resources in the community for help. For more information or to register, contact the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network 604-786-7404 or email htreleaven@shaw.ca.

bourhoods to raise awareness and collect funds for research and health promotion initiatives. Time commitment is two to four hours during February. To volunteer, call 604-472-0045 or email: door_ tri@hsf.bc.ca.

Volunteers

shelves. For more information, call 604-463-7711. ❚ Cythera Thrift Store has volunteer opportunities for weekend retail cashiers. Shifts are one hour in duration and full training and support are provided. Call Shelley at 604-467-4671. Net proceeds support women and children fleeing abuse.

❚ Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store needs volunteers to sort, price, and stock

❚ Katie’s Place animal shelter needs volunteers, particularly cleaners, for Fridays and Sundays, but can accommodate any schedule. Help out some messy but grateful and loving little critters. Call 604463-7917 or email volunteeratkatiesplace@shaw.ca.

WEST COAST FORD LINCOLN 2010 Transit Connect - FUEL SAVER!

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$

plus taxes

❚ The Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon needs help for its Heart Month Campaign in February. It is looking for volunteers to canvass neigh-

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about bluegrass/old-time country styles, tunes and etiquette. Bring your instrument to play along, learn new techniques and licks and share your own skills. Sessions are led by local bluegrass musician Denis LeClerc of the Alouette River Band. Info. or to reserve a spot, call Rob at 604-4676613 or 778-230-0543.

Meadows Seniors Society (RMSS), 12150 224th St. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity that brings together elementary school students and caring older adults 55+ for fun and friendship. Join us for coffee and dessert and hear more about this program. For information or to register, contact the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network 604-786-7404 or email htreleaven@shaw.ca.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

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2007 F-15 XLT Crew Cab, 0 4 STK#FT072641

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Maple Ridge Chrysler We’re closer than you think! Wrestling

Local wrestler wins big at SFU

Maple Ridge Secondary school wrestler Payten Smith made history at the War on the Floor tournament. by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

In what MRSS wrestling coach Bill McCrae called “amazing”, Grade 9 student Payten Smith made local history at the SFU campus over the weekend, winning three major tournaments in two days. Smith started on Thursday Dec. 16, winning the gold medal in the Grade 9/10 division and so she entered herself into the Grade 11/12 division that afternoon. Without any trouble, she won her second gold medal in the older division, and was up at SFU again on Friday at 7:30 a.m. to weigh in for the SFU Elite Tournament. She suffered some bruised ribs and faced Grade 12 opponents but eventually won another five matches to soar to success in that tournament. Smith, who still finds time outside of wrestling to maintain a Grade A average, did not get a rest on Saturday as she started attending a three day, sevenhours-a-day wrestling camp in Port Moody, which is hosted by some of the best coaches in the province. Smith seemed to take her success in stride and is now just concentrating on developing her technique.

Bill Smith

Payten Smith pinned one of her opponents (above) on her knees at SFU’s War on Floor tournament over the weekend. The Grade 9 student fought her way to win three tournaments in the last match-up before Christmas.

“Yeah I guess it was pretty good couple of days,” said Smith. “But I’m really looking forward to learning some new techniques at this camp.’” Coach McCrae was very proud of his

young wrestler. “What Payten accomplished really is amazing,” he said. “Never happened in Maple Ridge before and probably not even replicated in the province.” Smith was also key to the success of the school wrestling team at the Upper Fraser Valley Novice Championships. She won a gold medal at that competition, and McCrae said it was the perfect way to get ready for this challenging tournament at SFU. Smith was not the only MRSS wrestler making McCrae proud at the Burnaby campus last week, as other students pulled through to take home medals and place well. Grade 11 athlete Colton Koopmans won

a silver medal in the 63kg category after he broke his collar bone in the semi-final. He did not lose his focus and fought through the pain, and managed to pin his opponent for the second place win. In the Grade 7/8 division, Cameron Hicks and Brody Koopmans took bronze and Brandon Mitchell came fourth. In the novice and elite divisions, aside from Smith and Koopmans, Shaemen Bhogal won gold, Brandon Stewart, Shaelyn Corwin and Shawn Muller came fourth, and Jeremy Moen and Bennedict Toussiant came fifth. Dominic Zembrowski and Clarissa Morgan came sixth. The wresting team will travel to Kamloops Jan. 13-15 for B.C. Age Class.

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Burnaby Mountain Selects U12 lacrosse team won the Powerade Youth Division Championship. by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

The U12 Burnaby Mountain Selects lacrosse team has yet another reason to celebrate at Christmas this year. The team won all its games at the Adrenaline Sin City Showdown in Las Vegas, against top teams from California, Nevada, and Utah. The U12 team, which includes local resident Mateo Le Van, became the fourth Burnaby Mountain Selects team to win this championship in the five-year history of the Selects Elite touring program.

Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins described the U12 team as “the team to beat” after it smashed the RC Starz from California 12-1 in its opening match-up. The group then beat the Utah Starz 14-1, and Silverfin 16-0. They earned the number one seed

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PIT BULL puppies male & female 1st shots, dewormed $350. View parents. Phone 604-701-1587

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies. Available January 4th. Langley. $950, $100 deposit to choose now. 778-241-5504.

PIT BULL Pups. 8wks Blue Nose, Razors Edge/Gotti Lines. $700 $850. Call/text 604-819-6006

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The accent lies on relationships, agreements, negotiations, relocation, opportunities, dealings with the public, and love. This area has become the prime one of your life, and will remain so to at least 2024. You’ve already discovered that others are more stubborn, yet more attractive than they were last decade, and that you must change to accommodate them. Another hint of this arrives Sunday. The choice is love or alienation: nothing in-between. Arguments might arise to midweek (Wednesday). Be diplomatic! Romance, exciting meetings arise Wednesday to Friday. Woo someone! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Start no important projects, buy nothing significant, before Dec. 30. An old flame might appear this week or next, but it’s almost too late, sort of “life’s afterthought.” Your home continues to be sweet, affectionate. The end of this month and early January will favour re-decorating or purchasing property. “Vaguely” schedule that now, put aside the time. Happiness and social delights visit Sunday/ Monday. You might receive a loving message. A prospective relationship offers good romance, bad marriage. Leave commitment decisions for 2011. A month of work and health issues begins Tuesday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Sweet love and a winning streak fill the weeks ahead! If single, you’ll definitely be attracted to someone. An “instant wedding” could occur. However, realize two things: one, anyone first met (or affair begun) Sunday through Wednesday will always contain jealousy or resentment; and two, in general, loves begun between 2004 and next March (2011) will tend toward unpredictable surprises and sudden changes. Take care with money Monday/ Tuesday. Friends, travel and communications veer toward success Thursday/Friday. Home, family, or an intimate crowd please you most Friday eve, Saturday.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Be ambitious – show talents, display support for others, work hard, protect projects, but launch new ideas, ventures Thursday onward, not before. Sunday will be chore-filled. Relationships loom in importance Monday/Tuesday, but friction is more prevalent than harmony. Realize this is not your decade to win wars – battles maybe, not wars. (On the other hand, you can hop on an elevator of accomplishment if you co-operate.) Deep changes, finances, intimacy and health factors head for a successful conclusion Wednesday to Friday. Delays end! Saturday’s gentle, happy and wise! Taurus April 20-May 20: Wider understanding, compassion, love, far travel, legal matters, advertising, statistics, insurance, religion, concepts, higher education – these come to the fore. Life feels more serene. Still, there are numerous problems Sunday to Wednesday morning – in these very areas. These are complex, subtle problems, in which solutions and causes seem to mingle. Your best approach, unless you have a clear idea, is to sit and wait it out. Recent delays end by Thursday, so you can march forth in relationships, love, negotiations and contracts this day forward. Friday morning’s lucky for these! Gemini May 21-June 20: Mysteries, secrets, psychological depths, intimacy, sexual yearnings, subconscious promptings, large finances, investments and debt, lifestyle changes and commitments – these fill your days over the weeks ahead. Don’t start anything (especially in these areas) before Thursday. You would get caught in an eternal circling around a problem. But Thursday onward promises success. (However, realize this is not a big investment year, with the exception of investment in your own career/ business.) Health matters are significant for several weeks. Enlist a doctor, if needed. Relationships please Saturday.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Delays end Thursday. Don’t start anything before then. This week and the next few nudge you into domestic surroundings and a restful stance. Various problems arise Sunday to Wednesday. You might decide to end a relationship. This is complex, with pluses and minuses. If you feel a calm, quiet disappointment about this situation, that’s your answer. Sunday provides one more clue that this decade focuses on a deep, major change of home. That might be a change of address, or other change. It’s necessary, so flow with it. Chase money Thursday through Friday morning: your luck’s high! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Don’t start any projects or relationships before Thursday. Communications, travel, casual friendships, paperwork and details fill this week and the next few – they will transform this entire decade. Shorter-term, problems and flaws become apparent in these Sunday to Wednesday, connected to work issues or more private, secret shortcomings. Well, work with a good heart. By Wednesday p.m. your energy and charisma rise, and you’re headed toward success, harmony, even love, by Friday daytime! Friday night and Saturday are easy, sensual, good for spending and wooing (not necessarily linked). Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The weeks ahead feature money, earnings, spending, selling, possessions and rote learning. A major change rolls slowly through this zone all this decade and half of next. You can build a castle of money! Sunday holds a clue, probably involving your career, ambitions or status. You’re happy Monday to Wednesday, but you face problems and barriers in money and social wishes: be patient. Though you’re tired Thursday/Friday, luck accompanies government or school applications, spiritual and charity efforts. Your energy and charisma rise in time for a New Year’s party! Recent delays end.

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Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and confidence surge – for a few weeks. But don’t start anything before Thursday. Until then, handle two concerns: one, you must decide between ending or investing further (more time/effort) in a particular ambition or career direction. If you can’t decide, wait until Thursday/Friday, when you’ll get a lucky glimpse of your future, and how to get there. The second concern is more important, and centres on Sunday: your entire “self” is changing: what you want, and want to be. Think this through Sunday, ponder, take your thoughts seriously. All is good! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Continue to lie low, rest and contemplate for the few weeks ahead. You’ll deal with government agencies, institutions or charitable agencies. Be spiritual. Plan for the future – but don’t make any plans before Thursday. Sunday to Wednesday contains a few subtle hints that your inner world needs transformation. Perhaps your inner anger doesn’t “fit” your larger sense of right and wrong. What’s out of kilter? Be ambitious Thursday through Friday morning – your efforts could end with a stroke of luck! Your social side and optimism emerge just in time for New Years! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Wishes come true, flirtations invite you and your popularity rises – this week and the next couple. Plans and optimism hover around money and possessions. However, proceed cautiously before Thursday – start nothing, not even a relationship. And realize your hopes and your “net worth” are not in agreement – and “net worth” has the final say. Your hopes need a revision, as Sunday will show (subtly or not). When your view turns unselfish, turns to wider topics such as real love, true luck and success enter – Thursday into Friday morning. Saturday’s ambition is achievable! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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BBY, CENTRAL. Excellent condition. Large 3 BR. 1600+ sq ft. New paint, new double-glazed windows, new ceiling, new applis. 2 baths, f/p, private w/d, covered sundeck, storage, lots of prkg. $1,550/mo + ½ util. N/s, small pets okay. Near BCIT, SFU, UBC, BGH, Skytrain & bus. Avail Jan 1. 604-563-1231 or 604-298-6874 MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 3 BR Rancher, 1 bath, fncd yd , pets ok, Jan 1, $1595+utils. 604-418-3162 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds....$888/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 5 bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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Rooms

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ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Dec 15 or Jan 1. Call 778-846-5275

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3 BDRM Suite-Maple Ridge. 1,900 sq.ft. 1½ bath, Includes W/D, dishwasher, Balcony, Fireplace, Parking. Avail immediately, $1,325/month, N/S, N/P, Contact 604-904-6772 or (778) 231-6616 3 BR Upper, Poco, 1 1/2 bth, newly reno’d kitch, bath, flooring, windows, w/d, N/p, nr amen, Jan 1, $1600 + 1/2 util, 604-722-5072 BBY NORTH Bach g/lvl ste, all new appls & kitchen, priv ent, alrm, w/d, $650 incls all utils, ns/ np, Immed, Refs. 604-716-4703

PT MOODY Klahanie, NEW 2 BR, 2 bath, granite, appls, sec prkg. Canoe Club/gym/pool/ party Jan 1. $1350. N/S. 604-809-8574

COQ, Lougheed Mall/SFU, reno’d 5 BR, 2 kitchens, view, cls to bus, parking, no dogs, N/s, $2,150/mo. (604) 942-6409 or 604-562-9588

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

COQ WESTWOOD PLT, 1 BR gr lev, sh’d W/D. Jan 1. $750 incls utls, cable. NS/NP. 604-889-6175

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

2 BR main flr, 7480 - 14th Ave., Bby, N/p, N/s, lndry, $950/mo + utils, Jan 1. 604-525-0196

NEW WEST Queenboro 1 BR bsmt ste, sep ent, shared lndry, n/s, n/p, full bath, incls hydro & cbl, $650, nr bus & walmart, Avail Jan 15. 778-988-8898 lve msg.

N.West Queensbor Lrg 1 BR g/l, $800 incls utls, sat tv, w/d. NS/ NP Av Jan 1 or 15th. 604-767-0530

Renee Dubois

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

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

6540

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597

POCO. 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/np, no w/d. $850 incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-945-3476 or 778-938-7491

POCO. Bright, clean 1 BR, grd/lvl. Priv laundry & patio. Cozy w/b f/p. Near bus. $700/mo + 1⁄3 util. N/s, n/p. Avail Jan 1st. 604-944-6669

6605

Townhouses Rent

M. RIDGE, Brookside Gardens. 3 BR w/finished bsmt, newly reno’d Avail now/Jan. 1, 778-835-0748

604-630-3300

POCO 2 BR T/H $755 & $775 Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. 604-464-0034

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING

8020

Blinds & Draperies

BLACKOUT DRAPES. Cut light 100%. Save energy. Dampen sound. Innovative fabric in 42 colors. Free est. 604-506-6230

8030

L & J Finishing Carpentry For all your woodworking needs Custom millwork, kitchens & baths, custom furniture, flooring, crown mouldings, baseboards. Over 25 years experience. Call Luigi 604-790-2540 www.ljfinishing.com

8073

Drainage

ARIES LANDSCAPE Construction Ret walls, fences, drainage, leaf blowing, snow rem. 604-808-9017

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

Carpentry

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

9125

Domestic

1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3900. 604-763-3223 2005 FORD FOCUS ZXT, Stn Wgn, auto, 70k, options, blue, $4850 Firm. Call 604-538-4883

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Aarrow Recycling

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • bc.moving@gmail.com •

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

CALL RICK GOODCHILD

8200

We pay up to $300 cash

604-551-9022

Decks/Patios/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

Free Est.

942-5394

8220

Plumbing

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

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

38/HR! Clogged drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets, installs, Lic/Ins. 778-888-9184 STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

GET ER’ DONE Flooring & Trim

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

THE SCRAPPER

604-841-1855 604-466-9733

Flo-Rite Plumbing & Heating Gasfitting & plugged drains. Lic. & Insured. Glenn 778-908-8059

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Laminate & Hardwood

8125

Gutters

Maple Washing

Exterior Cleaning & Upkeep

PLUMBERS

PACIFIC ACE PLUMBING INC. •Repairs •Installation •Insured Free Est. Call • 778-836-8835

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

5"Gutter Installations Down Pipes ••• Soffits Experience • 30 Years CALL TIM:

8180

Home Services

BE COOL! COLD FEET?

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

8185

Houses - Rent

Talk to Someone You Trust.

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

604-464-8600

ext 213 24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)

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

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

8250

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9160

E

Sports & Imports

2002 MAZDA, Protege 5, 4 dr htbck, 5 spd, 106kms, f/loaded, red. $5250 firm. 604-538-9257

Accelerate your car buying

Roofing

A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est payment plan avail, WCB, Liability Insured Jag 778-892-1530 GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 604-240-5362

8255

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

JUNK REMOVAL Household junk, appls, garage & yard clean up. 604-783-2395

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)

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Maple Ridge Times will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!


Friday, December 24, 2010

GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS • COMPLIMENTARY ESTIMATES • GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS • COMPLIMENTARY ESTIMATES • GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS

IS GIVING AWAY

$25,000! 2007

2008

2009

WHOLESALE DIVISION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EVERY MONTH 2 NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $1000. ALL ENTRANTS MUST HAVE MINIMUM PURCHASE OF $750. PLUS ALL WINNERS WILL GET TO HAVE THEIR PHOTO IN THE PAPER.

(MYSTERY BONUS MONTH)

I N O R D E R TO B E I N T H E F I R S T D R AW, P U R C H A S E M U S T B E M A D E B Y D E C . 3 0 T H 2 0 1 0

98

¢

CARPET SALE

HUGE SELECTION IN STOCK

SOUTH INDIAN SLATE A-GRADE, 8 COLOURS from $ .59

40 COLOUR UNICLICK IN STOCK 12.3mm LAMINATE from ¢

25% OFF ALL IN STOCK VINYL FLOORING HUGE SELECTION

SQ.FT.

99

sq.ft.

1

sq.ft.

HOLIDAY HOURS CLOSED: DECEMBER 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 & JANUARY 1 & 2 REGULAR HOURS: DECEMBER 28, 29, 30

SEASON’S GREETINGS & HAPPY NEWYEAR! Just wanted to thank Team Diverse, and the outstanding installers working with Diverse Flooring. Right from start to finish we were impressed with the professional, courteous manner of everyone on your team. We were called each day to confirm the time the installers would arrive and were continually called to make sure we were happy and if there was anything you could do for us. The end results are fantastic; we love all our new flooring and would highly recommend Diverse Flooring! Enthusiastically

Dick and Marnie Huber

We offer the LARGEST IN-STOCK INVENTORY in the Maple Ridge Tri-Cities area! Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

Langley

604.460.0020

604.530.0097

Mon to Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4, Sun 10-4

Mon to Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4, Sun Closed

#17 - 20295 113B Ave.

5676 Production Way

Huge Selection of Custom Order Flooring

www.diverseflooring.ca

GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS • COMPLIMENTARY ESTIMATES • GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS • COMPLIMENTARY ESTIMATES • GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS

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• COMPLIMENTARY ESTIMATES • GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS • COMPLIMENTARY ESTIMATES • GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS • COMPLIMENTARY ESTIMATES • GUARANTEED INSTALLATIONS • COMPLIMENTARY ESTIMATES •

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