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Randy Kamp said he has a team of volunteers ready to campaign. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

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While there were a few dozen beautiful scenic pictures submitted, Jody Taylor’s image of the tug and log booms from the Maple Ridge wharf was selected as the best overall by professional photographer and teacher Reg Mess. All other submitted photographs can be found online at www.mrtimes.com, click on “TIMES Extras.”

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here’s a natural beauty to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows – its majestic mountains and stunning streams, its lush forests and bountiful lakes – that makes this community so breathtakingly beautiful. It’s some of this incredible scenery that makes for stunning images for professional photographers like Master’s Touch Reg Mess, who’s had many area photographs published in tabletop books and hung in displays across the continent. “There’s no doubt that one of the greatest thing about our community is where it sits and the beauty surrounding it,” said Mess,

an accomplished and recognized local artist It was Jody Taylor’s little bumper tug on the who joined forces with the TIMES to judge Fraser River – which Mess has titled Rested a series of scenic pictures submitted by the and Ready – that caught his discerning eye. newspaper’s readers. “It’s a great composition,” Mess said, pointWith about two dozen pictures to pick from, ing out the strong lines in the clouds and logs, Mess said he was impressed by the quality of the positioning of the colourful tug, and the submissions, but disappointed there weren’t wise use of open sky to create a stellar image. more. Mess was also struck by the imagery, say“Maybe next time,” he said, noting Taylor’s picture told him a story. ing that many locals take for granted Viewers can easily appreciate this the beautiful surroundings they are very peaceful morning, but just know immersed in every day. that in a few short minutes or hours Mess has been shooting profesthe scene will be abuzz with action sionally since 1982, and specializes as crews go to work. in scenics – or pictorials, as he calls As for the other submitted pictures, them – as well as environmental porit was hard to pick one over another. MORE traits. PHOTOS Mess said the images definitely capHe has taught countless photogture a hint of this community’s true ONLINE raphy workshops and seminars beauty. throughout Canada and the U.S., and He commended the shooters’ offered some comments on what he described attempts to capture the Golden Ears, the as the top photograph of the bunch. Fraser River, Kanaka Creek Regional Park, He spotted the best one instantly, even in and even some of the farmland that contribthumbnail format. utes to the community’s magic. WWW.MRTIMES.COM

TIMES’ fans were invited to send their best scenics of this community, and we’re now proud to bring you the results.

The scent of a federal election is in the air. While MP Randy Kamp has been touring downtown Maple Ridge to show off the results of his government’s Canada’s Action Plan, and the NDP is holding a nomination meeting on Sunday, the federal Liberal riding association isn’t convinced an election will come in early May. Back in Ottawa this week, there’s a stronger sense of an election coming, Kamp said on Wednesday, but that can change overnight. “It’s Randy Kamp feeling a bit more like (an election is coming) this week than a few weeks ago,” Kamp said, but whether the budget scheduled for March 22 will trigger a spring election is a “guessing game.” Kamp said he has a team of volunteers ready to start the campaign whenever an election is called. “We’re always vigilant, and we’ll be making preparations in case it happens,” Kamp said. Kamp said he was recently collecting input from the riding for the budget.

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An inmate who claims his teeth were removed by a Maple Ridge prison dentist without his consent, attended his first hearing for his case this week. Reza Eshghabadi claims that after last November, when a dentist allegedly pulled his last 10 teeth, he now suffers from weight loss, chronic stomach pain, digestive problems, and Type 2 diabetes. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

Daryl Birtch, general manager of the Dewdney Alouette Railway Society, comes to the Maple Ridge Museum regularly and works on the historic diorama that fills half of the museum’s basement. The diorama includes miniature trains, and historic scenes from Maple Ridge and across Canada.

New chair chosen Glenn Ralph of the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport is the new chair of the Economic Advisory Commission, and Chris Rounding, a chartered Glenn Ralph accountant is Commission chair the new vicechair. The purpose of the commission is to advise council on matters relating to the economic wellbeing of Maple Ridge. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

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A dedicated club has been building models in the museum basement for 26 years. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

Someone recently complained to Maple Ridge Museum curator Val Patenaude that she’s been keeping a secret from the community. But the sign is clear when you walk into the museum: DewdneyAlouette Railway Society. And following the sign down the stairs, visitors to the museum will find the “secret” – an intricately constructed diorama with trains that run and historical scenes from Maple Ridge and the province. The society has operated in the museum basement for 26 years, adding to its diorama piece by piece, explained general manager Daryl Birtch. “It’s a long time – you’d think we’d be finished by now,” he joked.

The diorama includes a railway, scenes of Port Haney, Hammond, Ruskin, and the Ruskin Dam all depicted between 1925 and 1935. Constructing a diorama with such detail requires research, attention to detail – and a bit of engineering. The society has just come across a new picture of the area just up the hill from Port Haney, and so they will start designing that area next. When using pictures, it’s hard to know what scale a building was, but the club members usually start with a door, which they know is normally three feet by five feet, and work from there to draw the rest of the building. Sometimes if a person is behind a building in a picture, that will also give the perspective needed to design the model. “Every model is scratch built for the diorama,” Birtch said. “There are no kits.” For example, in creating a model sawmill, the society’s members built it board by board.

Some buildings take months to complete, including the Haney Hotel which they spent two months building. Birtch estimated he spent 150 hours building a wooden train trestle. Currently the club members are experimenting with light, and the goal is to get the display lit up so the interior of their miniature buildings can be seen as well. Birtch, a retired building official – inspector – who worked for various municipalities including Pitt Meadows, is a carpenter by trade and knows something about building. To raise money, the society goes to railway shows in Burnaby and Chilliwack and sells off items they receive from the estates of railroaders, Birtch said. In addition, they pay yearly fees of $110.

The museum has been “generous” in its low-cost rental of the basement to the railway society, Birtch said. Currently there are 16 members in the Dewdney-Alouette Railway Society, and Birtch said they always welcome new members. For more information, call Daryl Birtch at 604467-0068. “Every model The is scratch DewdneyAlouette built for the Railway diorama. Society opens There are no its doors to the public kits.” on the last Daryl Birtch Sunday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. Their next open house in the museum’s basement is on March 27. Birtch and other society members are at the open houses when they run the trains and interpret the historical scenes for visitors. The Maple Ridge Museum is located at 22520 116th Ave.

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“Our officers confirmed there was no evidence of a marijuana growing operation here,” he added. When the men left the home, they by Amy Judd drove away in a white SUV, which was seen speeding out of ajudd@mrtimes.com the area towards 193 Street. Two armed men broke into The men are both described as a Pitt Meadows home this Caucasian. One suspect is 20 to week, leaving its residents 25 years old, about 5 ft 8 in tall, traumatized. with a medium build. He was The residents are shaken, wearing a black hooded sweatbut luckily not harmed, shirt, and blue jeans, and had after the men broke in and some facial hair, described as made threats at about 1 a.m. “stubble.” Tuesday, said RCMP Insp. A description has not been Insp. Derren Lench Derren Lench. released for the second suspect. Ridge Meadows RCMP Police believe the thugs hit Police are asking anyone the wrong house in the 12000 with information to call Ridge block of 193A Street. Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251 or “This appears a case of mistaken idenCrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave tity, as it has all the appearances the susa TIP online at www.bccrimestoppers. pects were looking to steal illegally grown com. marijuana,” Lench said. • More online at www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

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Probation given in flagger’s death A Pitt man doing traffic control was killed by an elderly driver in 2008. by Jennifer Saltman Postmedia Network Inc.

Family and friends of Pitt flagger Terry Mitchell, expressed outrage on Thursday outside New Westminster court, that the man who killed him was only given a suspended sentence.

Melle Grietinus Pool, 88 and vision impaired, will spend the next two years on probation. He pleaded guilty in November to a charge of dangerous driving causing death. Pool was driving his truck along River Road near Fort Langley on Feb. 25, 2008 when he struck and killed the Pitt Meadows resident. Pool has macular degeneration and was deemed unfit to drive by his doctors.

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Coffee shop wake-up call Next time you’re asked if you want a double-double, you’d better check whether that refers to a coffee or a bypass operation. That’s because the new place to receive emergency care, apparently, is the Tim Hortons in the lobby of Royal Columbian Hospital. The Fraser Health Authority admitted Tuesday that the coffee shop had been used as an extension of the Emergency Room from late Monday night to early the next morning. Beds were set up for five patients, Fraser Health spokesperson Jenn Grover said, starting around 11 p.m. The patients were moved into the regular ER next door by about 2 a.m. on Tuesday. Grover added that no procedures were done on any of the patients… which is a relief, because it might be hard to Rrroll Up The Rim To Win while seeing someone get stitched up. Seriously, though, even advocates of private health care probably don’t like the optics of this one, although there is something to be said for being able to request a drink without having to pull that little cord and wait for an overworked nurse to show up. Those who felt an emergent need to find excuses for the failings that led the provincial health care system to this sorry state have pointed out that the coffee shop was, after all, closed while patients were being treated there. And no doubt there is some merit to Health Minister Colin Hansen’s observation that the coffee shop and hallways – every square inch of the hospital – are actually designed to be converted to such use when necessity prevails. But Fraser Health hallways are filled with patients as a matter of course. The New Democrats, smarting from the BC Liberals’ choice of the popular Christy Clark as B.C.’s next premier – they were surely hoping it would have been the polarizing Kevin Falcon – have been all over the issue: “Harper’s donut shop medicare shows lack of leadership on health,” one press release trumpeted. They’re right. Our hospitals need more attention. It should take a tremendous crisis to force health care into the coffee shops. This situation is so bizarre, it’s great fodder for a stand-up routine, but the only kidneys in our chili should be of the bean variety.

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Playing institutional catch-up Herein is my rear end review between the two malls, an action of people, places, and events that that was recommended years ago, occurred during my sabbatical, or following a study commissioned by as my psychiatrist likes to refer to the municipality. it, my institutionalization: This area has been a blight, a 1) The Northumberland Court chancre, a boil on the downtown property, the condo development for a long time, and it’s really from hell, the heart of the ghetto, shameful that it has taken them so home to drug dealers, users, long to move on it. manufacturers, and other sordid This could and should be the types with their nasty dogs, their new heart of the downtown. burning mattresses, and their own 5) Prayergate: lot of time and disby Tim Tyler police surveillance team, was sold. cussion over whether or not count3atyler@shaw.ca That would make the buyer and cil should continue to set aside builder the Man of the Year or time before meetings for prayer(s), the Dupe of the Year, depending on whether or Maple Ridge being the last bastion of Godliness in not he can actually get people to buy and live on the province. what is probably the opposite of sacred ground Listen, people want to talk to God or Buddha – scared ground maybe, or scarred. or Eckhart Tolle, let them go ahead on their own 2) Next, in no special order: the ongoing story time, somewhere quiet, and not involve the rest of the Albion Flats, proposed site for a shopof us who may or may not wish to revisit school ping mall/big box store(s), prison (just kidding), assemblies, mandatory church attendance, or that nuclear waste facility (again), garbage dump horrible date with your minister’s daughter. (Cache Creek seems like such a long way). And hey, we all know politicians are going to Council has been juggling scenarios in order hell anyway, so what’s the use? to come up with a solution that would contain a A little tai chi or some yoga might better serve modest agricultural component – less than one the proceedings. per cent, two chickens and a cow – along with 6) Linda Meyer is still hanging out in the hot some industrial and commercial uses that would tub, much to the chagrin of out-of-town patrons inevitably mean more people, more cars, more worried about their children’s moral education. congestion, and the end of life for retailers in the Still as confrontational as ever, our girl, downtown core which we’re trying to revitalize. although gravity has taken its toll. And all because people want more, less expen7) Randy Kamp is still catching the emissions sive places to shop. (I’d say farts but they wouldn’t print it) of Steven It’s an addiction: it should be treated, not Harper and sending them to us several times catered to. each year in a flyer, which, if it had perforations, 3) The core makeover was another seemingly might actually serve some purpose beyond wastendless discussion that has finally seen some ing taxpayers’ money. concrete results in the form of those fancy cross8) Craig or Liz, the new girl or the network, the walks, interlocking brick surfaces, street furniture, drugstore or the liquor store: Whom will the NDP the new credit union (new service charges?), outsend to Kamp in the as-yet-unannounced federal door cafes, and soap dispensers for the homeless election? Stay tuned. at the fountains in the Peace Park. 9) Peanut the puppy: a sad commentary on our Not to mention the clothing allowance for the devolution as a species. hookers standing around outside the funeral 10) Sport: the never-ending Olympic celebration home. (yawn), the year of the concussion and the cup4) Speaking of which, they’re finally going to teasing Canucks. raze those ugly little houses in the centre of town, I remain, respectfully, yours, truly.

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Provincial politics

Recall is not an NDP ploy Dear editor,

Sorry Mr. Dalton, but the HST is a big loser on every level and its architect Mr. Campbell – the object of your admiration – has gone the way of the dodo because of it. Can you believe your fallback hero Mr. Falcon is, it seems, a loser also. It is clear you are incapable of making a logical informed decision. Mr. Dalton and his cohorts still keep claiming that the recalls are an NDP inspired conspiracy. The last time I looked, Mr. Vander Zalm was not an NDP member. And, I can’t believe that 91 per cent of British Columbians – including myself – are NDP members otherwise how is it possible they have not been governing this province for the last 10 years. Mr. Dalton still keeps up the rhetoric about how he only hears good things about the HST and that everyone he talks to and has polled, is happy or getting used to the HST. I would suggest Mr. Dalton venture out of his sheltered little bubble and talk to his constituents. Mr. Dalton ran for office on the promise

he would quote “make tough decisions.” He admits he had no part in discussions or the implementation of the HST. I wonder if he was in on the tough decisions about giving the casino owners $400 million and then cutting out all the services that those funds usually support such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters. It seems clear Mr. Dalton can’t make a rational good decision except for the sweet smelling pockets of the chosen few for the life of him. I would definitely recommend he get his hearing checked. The man truly lives in the twilight zone.

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Recently I saw this question posed in a newspaper, ‘Was Gordon Campbell, overall, a good premier for British Columbia?” My thoughts regarding this question can be summoned up this way. Was George Bush, overall, a good president for the United States? Then the answer has to be “Yes.” In my estimation they are two peas in a pod. Barry Bentley, Maple Ridge

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Sign washing a waste of resources Dear editor,

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ARE CELL PHONE TOWERS AND WI-FI SAFE FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN? A municipal employee cleaned street signs.

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Hall and mall will be missed Dear editor,

I’d like to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. Firstly, in response to the article [Wrecking ball aimed at historical Albion Hall, Feb. 25, TIMES]. It is the attitude and influence of people such as Faye Isaac that continue the destruction of the heritage of our town. Every time a building, such as the Albion Hall, is destroyed, another part of our history is destroyed along with it. I cannot help but wonder what is driving the current plan and my suspicion is that it is purely a financial issue. The property, it seems, is worth more than its history (at least in the eyes of people such as Isaac). If the placement of the hall is an issue,

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Welcome back Tim Dear editor,

It’s great to have Tim Tyler back. He has always given us a great column to read. I am looking forward to reading him each week.

Herb Croft, Maple Ridge

simply relocate it. It is a structure that could easily be lifted from its foundation and placed on a more appropriate lot in the Albion area. I urge our city leaders not to continue the wonton destruction of our city’s history. My second bird is a response to Janice Jackson’s letter regarding the closure of the antique mall [Antique mall closure a real loss in town, Feb. 25 Letters, TIMES]. I agree that will be a serious loss to the downtown if it cannot be relocated. But, if you must blame someone, blame Weston Foods and their intransigence in dealing with the employees of Extra Foods. If Extra Foods had remained open, Thrifty Foods would not have had a foothold. Now, personally, I welcome Thrifty Foods as they have a sterling reputation and its placement in Haney Place Mall will make it more accessible to the seniors in the downtown core who now have a fair way to go to access Save-On-Foods. It is just unfortunate that it is at the expense of another great core retailer.

Art Pearson, Maple Ridge

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we can’t find them.” Both founders have been trying to recruit workers through agencies and job postings, but they haven’t had much luck so far. “If we can’t hire talent out here, we can’t have an office,” said Lyotier. They are looking for local residents who currently commute downtown, and want to stay closer to home for a change. “We know there’s more

like us out here,” said Lyotier. They have openings for three to five people now, and are looking to expand further over the next year with another 10 to 12 people. Left of the Dot is looking for website and software developers. Resumes can be sent to careers@leftofthedot.com. For more information, people can visit: www.leftofthedot.com.

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With a new Changeable Response Unit, Pitt Meadows fire and rescue service claims it can get to emergencies faster and more efficiently.

Firefighter Mike Larsson unloaded the forestry skid off the pickup truck with the use of the CRU. Pitt fire department’s pickup truck (inset) can reach locations their other trucks cannot.

by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

It is bright and shiny, and definitely looks like fun to operate, but the new piece of equipment at the disposal of the Pitt Meadows fire department is not just a new toy with a practical name. The Changeable Response Unit (CRU) now attached to Pitt’s new pickup truck, allows the vehicle to be a multi-purpose tool that can be changed quickly and efficiently depending on the situation required. It means that if there is a brush fire, or a fire on the dikes, the department can load their forestry skid onto the back of the truck in about 60 seconds, be on their way, and get closer to the fire without having to run longer hoses from their main trucks parked on the road. “The CRU is basically a smaller version of a type of equipment that you find on a dumpster truck,” said Rob Chatton, assistant fire chief of training. The Pitt fire department is the first one in North America to have this tool at their disposal. Chatton said that prior to this equipment, it took a “great deal of time and effort,” to change out the skids in the back of the truck, and once something

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was loaded into the bed, it took away the truck’s ability to be a pickup

truck for daily use. “This unit allows you to have these frames or skids,” he said, “and you just choose which one you need for this particular event.” Pierce Manufacturing in Wisconsin designed and built the CRU, and as the department came in under budget on their pickup, they were able to purchase it right away. “We wanted to expand our abilities,” said Chatton.

He explained that they replaced their squad van in late 2010, and they knew that a pickup truck was an appropriate piece of equipment for them, but they wanted to do more with it. “What we’ve been able to do is take one piece of apparatus and turn it into a multipiece of equipment without increased cost to the community,” he said. The change-over of skids can be done by one person, but for safety’s sake the department uses two, and each firefighter has now been trained on its use. Being the first of its kind in North America, the City’s mechanic, Chad Orieux, was also instrumental in the equipment’s usability, and Chatton said

Orieux utilized his own ideas and expertise to install it, and that feedback was then provided to Pierce. “We wanted to keep it simple,” he said, “and that’s what he did.” The department is proud of their new equipment, as it enables them to serve the community better. “In order to be flexible and provide good value for the taxpayer,” said Chatton, “this equipment allows for flexibility while reducing that burden for the taxpayer.” “It’s unlimited what you can do with it,” he added, as the department can expand to more medical equipment and other specialized equipment that can be loaded at a moment’s notice.

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Two women are dead, families have been torn apart, and now police need more help finding out what happened on a fateful February morning. Coquitlam RCMP are still looking for witnesses to the crash that killed Charlene Reaveley and Lorraine Cruz on Feb. 19, and would like to hear from anyone with any information. A memorial service for Reaveley was held last Saturday at the Haney Presbyterian Church in Maple Ridge. Her husband Dan is recognized locally as an employee of Maple Police want to speak to the Ridge Chrysler. occupants of an Uplander miniPolice believe that there van, like the one pictured here. were three distinct groups of witnesses to both collisions who have not yet spoken with police, or who they need to speak with further, according to RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen, spokesperson for the RCMP’s Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service. These witnesses include the occupants of an Uplander mini-van that had stopped to offer assistance at the scene of the first crash, and had what police said was a brief conversation with the crash victims. Police know that these witnesses departed the scene prior to the second crash that killed both 26-year-old Lorraine Cruz and 30-year-old Reaveley as they stood at the roadside, and prior to police responding to the crash site.

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Heart month

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Fundraising

Art

Thanks to a $5,000 donation, Baillie House now has a new specialized bed for obese patients.

Artist is showing some tattooinspired works at the University of Fraser Valley visual arts diploma graduation show.

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Wishlist item realized MRSS grad shows off work in Valley

by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

A long-coveted item on Baillie House’s wishlist was crossed off recently after a donation from the Pitt Meadows Lion Club. The club’s $5,000 donation helped purchase a bariatric bed and mattress for Baillie House, which Laura Butler, development officer for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, said “is an important addition to our delivery of care.” “This specialized bed and mattress make it possible for bariatric patients with mobility issues to now reside in Baillie House with greater comfort, wound prevention, and safety,” she said. The specialized mattress reduces pressure and greatly assists with wound prevention and treatment. A bariatric mattress’ low air loss surface assists in both preventative and therapeutic relief and healing of skin wounds and reduces the risk potential for deep vein thrombosis. “It’s a welcome addition of equipment that we can use to support and care for residents with special needs,” added Glenda Wonnocatt, the manager of health services at RMHF. Baillie House is home to 148 residents in need of long-term care. The facility’s staff strives to create a home-like environment to maintain the physical, cognitive, social and spiritual well-being of each resident. Pitt Meadows Lions Club, a non-profit volunteer group, has long been a supporter of the hospital, and has also made donations towards items in the maternity, hospice and lifeline programs.

• Much more online at www.mrtimes.com, click on “Community”

by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

Caitlin Jensen has a lot on her plate. She is working full time at Starbucks, planning her October wedding, and had to prepare for her graduation, and art show that opened at University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack last weekend. Jensen is interested in painting and sculpting, and studied those areas along with photography, drawing, and art history. She has a hunger for art, particularly the ancient art of tattooing, and has incorporated that into some of her pieces that are on display in her graduation show. “One of my works is a painting in an antique gold frame,” said Jensen, “and it’s a painting of Queen [Elizabeth] with tattoos.” “The idea is that one day tattoos will be so famous that the queen will have them,” she added. She is also exhibiting a sculpture of a tattooed arm, and said she is excited to show what she and her classmates have done over the years. Jensen says she has always had

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One of Caitlin Jensen’s prized works in her visual arts graduation show is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth with visible tattoos on her upper body. an affinity for art, and took five art classes in her Grade 12 year at Maple Ridge Secondary School. After getting married, she said she wants to return to school to complete a bachelor’s degree, and become either an art teacher or a gallery director. For now, she hopes people take a moment to pause and ponder a

future where the Queen of England sports tattoos like David Beckham. The show runs until March 31 and is being held at the Chilliwack Art Gallery, located at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m., and is also open during some theatre shows and special events.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Sports

Mixed Martial Arts

Belt winner sees bright future A Carlson Gracie fighter now has five wins to his name, including a title from last month’s Seeing Red 2 event. by Amy Judd

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MMA fighting changed 18-yearold Oliver Vajda’s life. The Thomas Haney student started his fight training about two years ago, and despite his success already in the sport, he said training and competing has changed not only his attitude, but also his personality. “It’s taught me never to give up,” he said. Being in Grade 12 can be challenging enough, but Vajda still finds the time to study, work, and train five days a week in the gym, and then do cardio and further training on the weekends. Still, he wouldn’t trade the experience for anything else. “I’ve always loved competing,” he said. “And this is mentally, physically, one of the most challenging sports.” With two brothers that he said beat him up when he was younger, and a love of Jiu-Jitsu, UFC, and action movies, training at Carlson Gracie gym in Maple Ridge seemed like a natural choice for Vajda. His ability showed right from the beginning, because Vajda is still undefeated after five fights, and now has a Bantamweight belt to show for his efforts. He had to lose 20 pounds before this fight however, which he said wasn’t easy. “I went through hell,” he laughed. Vajda said he basically had to eat chicken and vegetables and drink lots

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Oliver Vadja proudly held his belt that he won at Seeing Red 2 last month. of water in order to get into his weight class. “That was probably the hardest part,” he said, and he admitted he had a few cheat days along the way. The Seeing Red 2 event took place in front of a sold-out crowd on Feb. 18 at the Red Robinson Theatre in Coquitlam, and although Vadja was not really nervous, he knew this fight was

a big one. “Every fight is important,” he said, “but this one I knew [was bigger] in terms of what came along with it, and potential opportunity.” He faced James Pratt, from Comox Valley, who gave Vadja a good fight, but it was not enough to take the title. “As both fighters tried to establish themselves,” said Gracie

owner Brendon Leong, “it appeared the taller Vajda had the upper hand.” Using [his] superior striking ability, Vajda nullified the stocky Pratt by finding his range with punching and kicking combinations,” he added. “Frustrated, the shorter Pratt wisely decided to take the fight to the ground, however, Vajda’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills allowed him to calmly defend himself and, at times, threaten Pratt with various submission holds,” he said. “In the end the judges made the obvious decision by awarding Vajda the winner and announcing him Bantamweight Champion.” “It all comes down to you,” said Vadja. “Your wins, your losses. The second you doubt yourself, it’s over.” He called the judges’ decision, “one of the greatest moments of my life.” “The ref put my hand up in the air,” he said smiling, “and I just screamed out loud.” His parents were in the audience supporting him, and although he said they were nervous, they know they will most likely be attending more fights in the future. “He now has to defend the title,” said Leong. Vadja said his dream would be to fight professionally, in an organization like UFC, and he is willing to work hard to get there, and knows it will not be easy. “This has taught me how to be humble,” he said. “Even though I got a belt, there are people [at Carlson Gracie] who beat me every day.” “The fight is not just about me,” he added. “There are a hundred people backing me up.”

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On Deck

Yeo’s success A Maple Ridge resident placed high for the Surrey Knights at last week’s swim meet. Thomas Yeo managed an AAA qualifying time in the breaststroke, and was one of many swimmers who placed high on the leaderboard for the event. Leading the way for the Knights was Khushbash Dhillon, who moved up an age group and won medals in seven of seven events. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Natasha Henderson will be playing in her last provincials next week.

A place at B.C.s The Maple Ridge Secondary Ramblers are onto the provincials next week in Abbotsford. The senior girls basketball team at MRSS have just under one week to get ready for the final test of the season. After they fared well in the Junior Girls Basketball Fraser Valley Championships last weekend, they are now looking ahead for more success. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Port Moody

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Many penalties may have cost the local junior B hockey team a game-six win.

Tickets are still available for the Fame West show this month. TIMES readers have the chance to get 50 per cent off the ticket prices with the promo code MRTFW. When ordering tickets online, enter the promo code to obtain the discount. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Flames battle for victory in game seven by Amy Judd

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The Ridge Meadows Flames were on a winning streak just a few game ago, and now the Port Moody Black Panthers have fought back for a three-three tie in round one of playoffs.

“In one sense kids always dream of being in game seven,” said Flames coach Tavis Eaton. “Well, now here’s their chance.” The Flames only managed to get one goal on Wednesday night at Planet Ice, and Eaton said they just had trouble staying out of the penalty box. The local boys had double the amount of penalties the Panthers had, and their coach believes that hurt them. “We just couldn’t get a flow going,” he said.

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“We were not very smart. We took too many penalties.” Alexander Smith scored the only goal for the Flames about five minutes into the third period, but they were not able to score again. Flames goalie Mackenzie Skapski was named the third star of the evening, as he dealt with 46 shots on net. The local team will play game seven in Port Moody tonight (Friday), and the action starts at 8 p.m.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Travel

Climbers brave Alberta cold A pair from the Maple Ridge Rock Wall Climbing team travelled to Edmonton to compete.

On Sunday, Feb. 20, the on-sight roped competition was hosted at Vertically Inclined in Edmonton. Both B.C. girls toughed it out through a very long wait in the congested isolation area, said Spurrell, waiting for their turn It may have been minus 25 outside, to climb. but the competition heated up at the Hopkins spent a total of five hours University of Alberta as competitive rock in the isolation area waiting for her climbers battled it out for one of the top turn, and Spurrell struggled through an three spots. unusually long seven Christy Spurrell, 17, hours, said Terry Spurrell. and Sara Hopkins, 10, “These two Maple Ridge competed in both boulder climbers, tired from the and roped competitions, previous day’s event and which Rock Wall owner the long delays in isolaTerry Spurrell said are tion, battled through the the two main disciplines adversity and pulled off of the highly competitive two good climbs each,” sport. he said, both taking secSpurrell had recently ond place in their respectplaced eighth in boulderive categories. Christy Spurrell (left), and Sara ing and 10th in rope at Spurrell and Hopkins Hopkins climbed to success in the Pan Am Games in only had two weeks to Ecuador, and took first in Edmonton last month. recover and get ready for the boulder competition. their next doubleheader Hopkins, competing in her first comin Alberta where they – along with three petition outside of B.C., had what Terry other teammates from the Rock Wall Spurrell called “an outstanding performClimbing Team – will compete in Banff ance” and placed second. and Canmore on March 5 and 6.

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BUST CRIME… Ridge-Meadows RCMP is looking for the following people. If you see any of them, do not attempt to apprehend them. Please contact the RCMP immediately by calling 604-463-6251 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477. The warrants attached to these individuals were still outstanding as of 10 a.m. Thursday. Remember: all of the listed people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

LAKES, Edward Douglas

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❚ The World Day of Prayer service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12145 Laity St. The service has been written by the women of Chile and will be shared in more than 170 countries and in 2,000 communities across Canada. Call 604-467-4343 for information.

March 4

PRESTON, Steven Lawrence

Born: Dec. 1, 1988 Wanted in connection with File #2010-17773 Wanted for possession of counterfeit currency.

WIEBE, Michael John

❚ An opening reception will be held for Symphony of Colours, an exhibit of landscape paintings by Victor Gligor at the New Creations Art Gallery & Studios from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs throughout the month of March. New Creations is at 22409 McIntosh Ave.

March 5

Born: July 3, 1973 Wanted in connection with File #2009-21803 Wanted for failing to attend court.

EWEN, Eva-Marie Shareef

❚ Fraserview Village flea market and craft sale will be held at the Fraserview Village Hall at 227th Street and 116th Avenue. Tables rent for $15. For more information, call 604-463-2902 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Born: Aug. 22, 1974 Wanted in connection with File #2005-19556 Wanted for failing to abide by a probation order.

March 5

❚ Ted and Marion Outerbridge’s Magical Moments in Time will run at 7:30 p.m. at The ACT. Magical Moments In Time is

comedy meets mind-bending illusions, making for a bewitching and hilarious evening of entertainment.

March 6

❚ The Alouette Field Naturalists travel to the Matsqui Trail to see river birds. Meet at 9:30 a.m. on 228th Street between Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road to carpool. Phone Alison at 604463-3902.

March 6

❚ Make winter worry dolls at the Pitt Meadows Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. to help make all your winter worries go away. Museum Sundays is open to children and adults of all ages. Admission is by donation. Info: Pitt Meadows Museum at 604-465-4322.

March 7 & 14

❚ Garibaldi Art Club is holding a two-day weekday acrylic workshop Intermediate Acrylics on March 7 and 14 with Federation of Canadian Artists signature member Janice Robertson at the ACT from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. The two-day workshop is $130 for Garibaldi Art Club members and $195 for non-members. Robertson will help you explore and develop new skills and techniques with your acrylic painting. This workshop is geared towards painters with some experience with acrylics. Info: Lyn Thomas at 604-462-8380.

March 8

❚ Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be meet-

ing at Whonnock Lake Centre at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, guests, and anyone interested in fibre arts are welcome. For more information, call Marie at 604-462-9059.

March 8

❚ A Celtic session will run in the main lobby of the ACT with Nigel Tucker and his friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Come out and bring your instruments if you wish to participate, join in the singing, or just enjoy the music and request a song.

March 9

❚ The next chapter meeting for the Crohns’ and Colitis Foundation of Canada meets at 7 p.m. at Terry Fox Elementary at 3071 Babich Rd. in Abbotsford. Info: Nina, chapter president, at 1-604-504-7799.

March 9

❚ Maple Ridge Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group invites people with Parkinson’s and family to meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Info: Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332 or pppcoco@gmail.com.

March 9

❚ The Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society will present a slideshow of the flora and fauna of the Kanaka Creek watershed as part of its annual general meeting in the Fraser Room at Maple Ridge Library. Everyone welcome.

March 9

❚ Gone Hooking, a traditional rug hooking group, meets at

the Lions Den from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12479 Harris Rd. in Pitt Meadows. Beginner classes can be arranged. Visitors welcome. Info: Freda Jackson at 604-463-0043 or 604-816-2622 or freda33@ telus.net.

March 10

❚ The Alouette Field Naturalists hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the seniors’ centre, 12150 224th St. Everyone is welcome. Info: Duanne at 604-4638743.

March 10

❚ The ACT is holding the SFU Philosophers’ Cafe in the Arts Centre and Theatre lobby at 7 p.m., 11944 Haney Pl. Admission by donation. The topic: Is there an erosion of relationships? The moderator is Mavalay Ranta.

March 10

❚ The Maple Ridge Library will be hosting It Won’t Byte at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring cellphones, PDAs, GPS, or other handheld tech toy to the seniors centre and let library’s student council explain how they work. Register at the main floor information desk of the Maple Ridge Library, or call 604-467-7417.

March 12

❚ The Maple Ridge Lions

Club invites the public to attend The Vision Impaired Community Resources open house at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St. from 1 to 4 p.m. Free. No pre-registration.Info: Brian 604-467-2696 or mapleridgelionsclub.org.

March 12

❚ Pianist Jane Coop will perform at the ACT at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 for adults and $20 for students. Info: www.theactmapleridge. org.

March 13

❚ Visit the Hoffmann and Son Shop and make soap from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Museum. Museum Sundays is open to all ages. Admission is by donation. Info: Pitt Meadows Museum at 604-465-4322.

March 13

❚ The Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Grant Narrows for birding along the Nature Trail. Meet in the Grant Narrows parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Info: Duane at 604463-8743.

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Audience members will be invited to not only sit and enjoy this weekend’s show at the ACT, but also to experience it first-hand, up-close-and-personal, and on the stage. Ted and Marion Outerbridge have travelled to Maple Ridge before to show their skills, and have delighted audiences all across Canada and Europe with their magic skills. They have been touring this show since September last year, and will round out the Time Capsule Tour this June. Ted Outerbridge has been called “the most successful professional magician in Canada” and “a champion of magic,” by reviewers.

The concept of the tour follows the idea that as dance, theatre, and day-to-day life are captured up on the stage, audiences are so delighted that they want to save the night and put it in a time capsule. According to their website, one of the premises of the show is that the Outerbridges predict the contents of a time capsule and lock the prediction in a metal chest before they perform at a venue. That chest is then shipped to theatres several months prior to the performance, and then the Outerbridges will call on randomly-selected audience members that night, and they will decide what the time capsule should contain. In what could only be magic, when the time capsule is opened, the contents match the predictions. The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the ACT. Tickets are $35 for adults, $28.50 for seniors, $25 for students, and $20 for children.

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AN EDERLY WOMAN was hit by a car around 8pm on Dec 26/2010 on Creston St, between Stonehouse & 123rd. We ask anyone who has seen or heard anything to call 604-466-4945

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POCKET BOOK, very large found Red Cross in M. Ridge, call to id, 604-465-8465

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Education

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Entry-level training for land and offshore oilrigs. Excellent wages, benefits and opportunities to travel the world. March 28-April 16 and April 25-May 14, 2001. Contact: 1-866-807-3960 www.mdslimited.ca

Veterinary Assistant Diploma Program Want to work with animals and get paid to do it? Be a Veterinary Assistant in just 6.5 months. Our clinical program is taught by Animal Health Technologists, Veterinarians, Vet Assistants & Veterinary Office Managers. PROGRAM STARTS APRIL 11, 2011

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EMPLOYMENT 1240

MAPLE RIDGE & PITT MEADOWS

YOUR

COMMUNITY

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours.

The ideal candidate will possess: The ideal candidate will possess: • previous advertising/media sales experience, or recent • previous advertising/media sales experience, or recent sales and marketing diploma sales and marketing diploma • a track record of success • a track record of success • strong written and verbal communication skills • strong written and verbal communication skills • a willingness to work as part of a winning sales team a willingness work as part of a winning sales team •• some vacationtocoverage required •• asome vacation coverage required valid B.C. drivers licence and reliable vehicle valid B.C. drivers licence and reliable vehicle •• aself-motivation

Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

LOGGING COMPANY looking for Owner Operator Logging Truck Contractors. Short/long log for Mackenzie area. Fax 250-714-0525 Phone 250-714-1191 ext 225, ben@bcland.com include references and capabilities.

Thank-you to all applicants for their interest. Only candidates considered for interviews will be contacted.

NEWSPAPER

22345 North Ave. Unit #2 Maple Ridge B.C. V2X 8T2

If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Shannon Balla, Sales Manager: sballa@mrtimes.com by 11th, 18, 2011 by Friday, Friday,March December 2009

Looking for a New Career Direction? Discover a World of Possibilities in the Classifieds!

Call 604.630.3300 to Advertise

VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

FILA MASTIFF PUREBRED PUP without papers – RARE BREED Fawn Male, Born Dec 21, 1st Shot, will be big boy $1200 604-626-5888

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ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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

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For Sale Miscellaneous

FACTORY DIRECT BLOW OUT

Marble, Granite, Quartz Stone, Counter Tops - Factory left over Yard Sale!!! Choose from a huge inventory of top quality stone material at Factory direct blow out. Stainless steel under mount sink & faucet 50% off. Sink only $300 (reg. $695). 106-30590 Progressive Way, Abbotsford Tel: 778-880-0328 (Offer expires March 13/11)

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

SHIH-TZU 1 female & 1 male, 1st shots, dew claws removed, multicoloured, vet ✔, DOB: Jan 14. 604-306-6459 or 604-518-4763 LAB PUPPIES yellow & black, males & females, view reg’d parents $450. Ph 604-701-1587

NEXT AUCTION: March 26, 9am CAN-AM AUCTIONS Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats. See web for more! Cars & Trucks, 9am Start!!!

For Sale Miscellaneous

FREE CATALOGUE 1-800-353-7864 HALFORD’S butcher equipment and supplies, leather, beads, craft kits, animal control equipment + trapping supplies. Order from our new web store and get free shipping until August 31, 2011. www.halfordsmailorder.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

Garage Sale

ABBOTSFORD FLEA MARKET Exhibition Park

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Indoor & Outdoor Sundays 6am - 4pm

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your career will be unpredictable and exciting for the next eight years. You get a lucky start, for your career is very favoured until June. So use the few months ahead to expand business, to seek a promotion, to display your talents to higher-ups, etc. In the years ahead, your career will feature (or be subject to) these themes: investment, other people’s assets, detective work, research, private arrangements, lifestyle changes – changes in general – high tech, humanitarian or group-oriented activities. Short range: go forward March and May. Save April for “former things.” Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The past 15 years have nudged you toward gullibility that ended in mistrust. You might have been tempted by alcohol, other people’s money, sexual longings, secrecy, etc. Life has been dreamlike, watery – cotton batting, not steel. That ends this week (not entirely, such a long trend will take time to dissolve completely). From here on, for eight years, your mind grows clear, alert. This clarity will end your doubt and suspicion. For the first time in many years, you are cleared to find and wed your true mate. Travel, legal, intellectual, publishing activities will also benefit. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The past seven years have brought you clarity but stress in relationships. You’ve dealt with fascinating but unpredictable people, and your links have gone on and off like a light switch. That ends now: for eight years to come, this “unpredictability factor” will quiet down (but still exist in finances and sex). For 15 years, spirituality, depth, sometimes confusion but a growth-oriented confusion, enters relationships. If single, you are likely to fall in love in a completely different way. Investments, sexual desires begin to enter your thoughts midweek: act soon, not late March.

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PAPILLONS, 2 male pups, CKC reg’d, CH parents, microchipped, 2nd shots, non-breeding pets only, $1100.00 call 604-805-3457 SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, fam raised. Ready for spring break $800. 604-526-9943

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy rises nicely Sunday/Monday, and some gratifying luck comes your way (Sunday) – but use this energy to deal with governments, to fulfill your obligations, and/or to remove restrictions. The remainder of this week, slow down, retreat, rest and contemplate. One of the most important, exhilarating, freeing, friendly and futureoriented periods of your life begins this week, for an eight-year run. You’ll live more eccentrically, you’ll have little fear, and no patience with conventions. You’ll act unpredictably, and attract some oddballs! Chase money midweek. Errands, Friday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Popularity, optimism, entertainment, light romance and a general joie de vivre fill your days! But retreat briefly Sunday/ Monday: rest, contemplate, be charitable – plan future actions. Your energy and charisma surge Tuesday to Thursday – start important projects (better Wednesday dawn onward). You relate well to males now, whatever your own sex. Chase money Friday on. This day technically begins eight years in which your private life will grow more lively, and your career will benefit from background connections, government involvements, administration and management techniques. Gemini May 21-June 20: The general emphasis lies on career, reputation, dealings with authorities and VIPs, parents and bosses (all of whom might display impatience, temperament, but will quickly “forgive” if you’re sincere). Walk proud, but show eagerness to please. Start things, seek responsibility, ask for a chance to prove yourself! Happiness and optimism, social joys and entertainment “touch you” Sunday/Monday. Retreat to rest, contemplate and plan Tuesday-Thursday. Your energy, charisma and luck surge Friday/Saturday: flirt or achieve! Eight years of exhilarating social life begins this month.

7 MO female mini poodle spayed, all shots & 3 mo Yorkie X female, 2nd set shots. $500 ea. 604-794-3287

BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg. vet checked, good pedigrees, nicely marked, To view: 604-406-2415 or 1-604-794-3786

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This to detail, detail, the the ability ability to to This position position requires requires great great attention attention to multi-task, to work work under under tight tight time-lines. time-lines. multi-task, prioritize prioritize work, work, and and to Strong communication skills a must. Strong communication skills a must.

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COMMUNITY

General Employment

CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310

The Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge Times has an immediate opening for an experienced Advertising Account Manager. Utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for:

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Advertising Account Manager Full-Time

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When You Place Your Ad in the Classifieds!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Sunday/Monday, to some degree, show you what to expect in relationships for the three months ahead. This whole month shows you what is ending in work, and what is beginning in work and relationships, for years to come. OK, that’s cryptic. For the next eight years, relationships become true, loving, laughing, friendly, stressful, unpredictable. If single, you’ll likely find your true love – or one of them. For 15 years (technically starting early April) you’ll find your “true vocation.” It might be in film, charity, spirituality, pharmacology. Gentle love, late week. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Tackle chores Sunday/ Monday. Fresh faces and opportunities arrive Tuesday to Thursday – love might be in the air! Large finances, secrets and sexual promptings stir you Thursday night to Saturday – be a little cautious, especially Friday night. Don’t take big risks. This week starts eight years of slightly erratic employment and health factors: your employment prospects will improve in any area associated with food or shelter; for good health, you’ll need to avoid stress. April begins 15 years of true love prospects – but they might come early, this week and next! Chase beauty, art. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: You’re tired, in a wee hibernation mode until March 20 – pamper yourself, don’t overwork. Romance, charming kids, pleasure and creativity make Sunday/Monday interesting. Tackle chores midweek. Relationships are bittersweet (or affectionate and snarling) Friday/Saturday. Be diplomatic on the home front all March. Soon (April, technically, though it might have started even in 2010) a 15-year trend of “normalization” will enter your domestic sphere. You’ll find your true home. This Friday begins eight years of exciting, unexpected romantic, creative lightning bolts!

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Maple Ridge

GARAGE SALE

22890 PURDEY AVE MARCH 5TH, 9-1 Rain or Shine Furniture, games, freezer, hous hold items, winter tires, air hockey, futons, TV’s, foosball, desks and more! Maple Ridge

MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE

Sat. Mar 5, 9am to 3pm.

Wall pictures, snowboard, skates, purses, much more. 22132 126 Ave, M/ Ridge

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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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Mar. 6 - Mar. 12 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Communications, paperwork, details, errands, casual friends, short trips and curiosity fill this week and next. In the slowest, most gradual way, like water on blotting paper, this area of your life will grow for the next 15 years. At the same time (perhaps illogically) your worries about money and income will fade. You enter eight years of “home excitement” this week. This can have a negative effect, bringing more stress to the home (so relax, exercise, guard digestion) and a positive one: money made from property, food/shelter areas. A big new life! Midweek joy, romance. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Chase money this week and next. Don’t spend! A sea change is looming in your earnings area. For the next 15 years, your income will stabilize (despite your worries!) – in fact, you’ll hit the “central channel” of your life’s earnings trends. Your income will tend to expand in these (and similar areas): government, welfare, social work, hospitals, institutions, sympathy, film, pharmacology, assembly lines, interest rates, oceans, sea food, gas/oil, hydrology.... This week begins eight years of friendly meetings, travel, communications – love starts to become possible! Rest midweek. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: From this week onward, the tension, excitement, nervous energy and restlessness of the past seven years will fade, to be replaced by 15 years of expanding consciousness, more sleep, more dreams, expanding spirituality. Nuance, poetic feelings, indescribable, subtle joys will become your everyday companions. Others will be inexplicably drawn to you. Rely more on your intuition, less on logic. You’ll see beyond the petty things of life. You’ll begin to wonder if money and power might be the wrong goals. But chase money Sunday! Travel midweek. Soak up nature Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Dogs

YORKIE & Havanese X Toy size, 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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Feed & Hay

Triple Five Trucking

SPECIAL • Cedar Shavings KILN DRIED Hemlock, Fir, Spruce Sawdust & Shavings

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Friday, March 4, 2011

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Need Cash Today?

✔Do you Own a Car? ✔Borrow up to $10000.00 ✔No Credit Checks! ✔Cash same day, local office

Horses

CLEAN HOG FUEL $250+ / truckload, delivered. 13 units. Call 604-307-4607

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Livestock/ Poultry

LAYING BROWN HENS. Started Pullets. Tame. Lay well. $9.50ea. Cloverdale. ★ 604 541-0007

Cares! The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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Metaphysical

PSYCHIC READINGS by Luna. Call for 2 free questions on Love, Money Health, Family, Legal. All advice is life changing. 1-800-207-6030

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

Chilliwack

3 BR 3 bath T/H, garage, like new! near downtown Chwk. visit www.chilliwacktownhousefor sale.weebly.com 604-702-9833

www.REALCARCASH.com

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604.777.5046

Surrey

SRY, GUILDFORD. 2 BR, 1 bath, 850sf g/l T/H, f/p, patio. $175,900. Near schools, amens. By Owner 604-277-2512 or 604-657-3810

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Legal/Public Notices

Notice to Creditors and others NOTICE is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Linda Jane Mitchell, formerly of 23135 Gilbert Dr. Maple Ridge, B.C. V4R 0C3. Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Loretta Edwina Smaniotto, apt 119 - 1540 Northmount Dr. Calgary, AB T2L 0G6 on or before March 28, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received and any court action. Loretta E. Smaniotto, Executor.

Real Estate Services

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Sun Mar 6, 2-4pm, 2 BR, 2 yr old condo, 2 f/bath, granite counters, hrdwd flrs, balcony. $259,000. Sutton Mala 778-859-4458

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

uSELLaHOME.com

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Burnaby Highgate 2000sf 4 Br 3 1/2ba 1/2 duplex w/side suite $779K 418-1002 id5313 Chilliwack Like New, 3 yr old 816sf 1br+den condo nr mall $184,900 997-0603 id5329 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Langley, nr seniors centre 1240sf 2br 2ba condo 55+ bldg $239,900 534-3435 id5297 Langley Resort Living updated 1400sf 2br, 2ba gated tnhse $459K 882-3760 id5324 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry Bear Creek Park Reduced 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $279,900 597-0616 id5234 Sry Royal Hts river & Mtn view 3900sf 8br 6ba on 5500sf lot $759,900 537-5952 id5290 Sry Clayton 2yr old beauty 3000sf 6br 3.5ba w/2br bsmt suite $610K 612-9594 id5312 Vanc Mt Pleasant reno’d w/addition, potential for lg family, $1,079,000 732-0568 id5326

Renee Dubois

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

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

KELOWNA - Upscale Adult Resort 4 Jacuzzi Stes., 6 ½ baths. Salt pool, media room & sauna. Lake, mtn & city views. Private 2 bdrm. res. Fabulous semi-retired lifestyle. Turnkey. $1,549,000. 1-877-762-7831 ClassAct@shaw.ca

Money to Loan

TOP QUALITY 2nd CUT LOCAL HAY. $8/Bale, discount for full loads. 604-465-5255

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Legal Services

TIMESHARE CANCEL. CANCEL Your Timeshare Contract NOW!! 100% Money Back Guarantee. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868.

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OPEN HOUSE

Financial Services

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Call 1-866-690-3328 www.4pillars.ca

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Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

Sunday, March 6th, 2pm - 4pm. 11860 Springdale Dr, Pitt Meadows.. $448,800

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Real Estate

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Apt/Condos

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq

No Equity/High Pymts/Expired Listing?

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

(604) 812-3718 / www.GVCPS.ca

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

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We Will Take Over Your Payment Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees!

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $19,500 down $1,925/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

VIEW LOT approx 1 acre, 3 BR home with over $100K reno, immed possession avail. Buyer incentives possible. $679,900. 604-379-5785, 604-754-3080

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New Westminster

BY OWNER Queensboro 6 BR or 7 BR hse, big lot, possibility 2 lots, all renos, $499,000. 604-515-7875 or 778-829-7675

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Richmond

RICHMOND - $1,568,000, 8 yr custom built, S. facing, 6 bdrm + den, 6 ba, 4200 sf, lot 9600 sf, tiled roof, hardwood, mortgage helper suites, sauna, 3 prkg. Free recorded msg 1-800-596-2197 ID# 7325 Mac Realty

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Lots & Acreage

ARIZONA BIG beautiful lots $99/mo, $0 down - 0 Interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tuscon Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 or www.SunsitesLandRush.com

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Mobile Homes

COLLAPSED SALE New SRI 14 wide selling at dealer cost. 1152 sq ft double wide $77,900. Glenbrook 604-830-1960 Mobile Home Restorations and Service Work No Job too small Chris 604-393-3087

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

BBY. 2 BR. Priv w/d. Nr Skytrain, SFU & Lougheed Mall. Ns/np. $890+util. Av now. 778-895-0675

BBY, Lough Mall. 2 BR, 3rd floor, f/bath, 3 appl, new carpet, balc, gym, u/grd prkg, coin laundry. No pets. $850/mo incl hydro. Apr 1st. Nr Skytrain. View! 604-924-1933

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

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

COQ. 3 BR $1,000, 2 BR $900, Now/Apr 1, heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 BR, $750 & Bach $620. Av now. Incl h/w, Bldg W/D. 778-865-6696

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

First 10 customers receive a washer/dryer

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

1-800-339-5133

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

NEW SRI single wides in Langley and Maple Ridge parks. Call 604-830-1960

ADULT PARK AVAILABLE New & Used Homes From 14,900 and 56,900 FOB Quality Homes

1300 King Albert, Coq

NEW WEST, Sapperton heritage bldg. Bright 2 BR, top flr. Laundry fac. Nr Skytrain & RCH. $895/mo + utils. Immed. 604-828-5309

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

4 bedroom, bright house with laminate floors in great location with walking distance to West Coast Express, shopping, and all levels of schooling. Very clean home with high ceiling in living room, large windows, great layout. $40,000 price discount. For more info contact Kasia Sutton Group 778-865-0215

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

Repossessed mobile homes to be moved, 1974-2008, Chuck at Glenbrook.ca 604-830-1960.

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

OPEN HOUSE!

1 BR avail now on Princess Cres! Includes gas, hot water, 5 appl, 1 prkg and storage for $1000/mth. N/S or pets, call 604-788-9345.

20448 -115a Ave. • Mar 5-6, 1-3pm Beautiful Westside Maple Ridge Home. A Must-See Home. Come and bring your family & friends

Cell: 778-883-1013

MLS# V862699

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Apartments & Condos

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR

Farms/Acreage

FOR LEASE - Delta, BC. Large Equestrian Facility - 40 plus stalls, indoor ring - outdoor track & paddocks. Incls operators living quarters. Bruce Lawrie - Home LIfe Titus Realty 604-575-5262

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Houses - Rent

office: 604- 936-3907

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $800 incl util. Now. 604-430-1358

M RIDGE 4 BR 3 baths, 5 appls, lrg covered deck, lrg lot, close to town & Thomas Haney, ns $1700. avail Apr 1. 604-467-1053

BBY N. BCIT Newer 2 BR, grnd flr, $775 incls utls. N/S, N/P. Avail now. Very cln. 604-293-2295

M RIDGE Kanaka Creek newer 5 BR home, 2 car garage, 5 appls, nr amens/school. N/S. $2000. 604-838-4661, 604-817-3330

COQ 1 BR g/lvl, nr Miller Park, $750 inc util, suits sngle, w/d, Mar 15. no dogs. Ref. 604-936-2206 COQ 2 BR bsmt, lrg kit, w/d, small cov patio, newly painted, n/s, $825 + 1/3 utils, 604-525-9266

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $995 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

PITT MEADOWS 5 br home, 3 bath, ldry incl, DD ref’s $1450/mth, np, ns, 604-465-1997

COQ, Huge 2 BR g/l ste, new paint & open kit, lam flrs, back yd, $1000 + 1/3 utils, 778-896-6114

SPACIOUS 3 bedroom upper floor, with separate entry, carport and storage. Great fenced backyard with BBQ area.In suite laundry, fireplace in the living room, 2 bathrooms.Daycare,elementary and high school near by, close to shopping area, coffee shops and banks. Contact Michael at 778-995-5260

COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $985/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required

ABBOTSFORD HOUSE- 3262 Clearbrook Road, 3 bedrooms with 2 bedroom legal suite. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 www.wesellhomesbc.com

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p, Long term finance, lrg fenced yard...$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 - 134 St. Solid 5 Bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre with mtn views.. $1,688M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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Office/Retail Rent

RESTAURANT for lease/sale! M. Ridge restaurant. Fully equip’d, ready to open, was lic. for 43 seats, offices: 269sf - 624sf 604-462-8164 or 604-339-5899

6590

Rooms

COZY FURN room, all utils incld. wireless, avail now, $500, 604-374-8850

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO, Own BR, $425 incls utils, W/D, share home. NS/NP. Avail Now. Nr Coq Ctr. 604-475-0262

6595-35

COQ, Westwood Plateau. 2 BR + den. 1,500 sf. Priv w/d, alarm. Waterfall in greenbelt b/yard. $995 + util. Apr 1st. 604-761-5703

COQ, Westwood Plateau. Beautiful 2 BR & den g/lvl. Hot tub, 7 appl. 1400 sf. Ns/np. $1,475 + util. 1 year lease. Now. 604-945-9594

MAPLE RIDGE, near 207th St. 3 BR, upper. F/p, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $1200/mo + 2⁄3 util. 604-836-6205

MISSION, Grand St. 2 BR, 1050 sq ft. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $950/mo. 604-287-8298, 604-802-2558 MRIDGE CENTRAL 2 br, priv entry & ldry, utils incl. $950. N/P N/S before 8:30pm 604-477-9822

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277.

MAPLE RIDGE Brookside Gardens

3 BR newly renovated, carport, 5 appl, fenced yard, Avail Feb 15 or March 1, ★Pets Welcome ★ *deposit required

778-835-0748 PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851 POCO 2 BR T/H $765, $785 & $830/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

LOFT STYLE room in character house, female only, Apr. 1st, part furn $575, 604-374-8850

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt, wd, large kitchen, private entry, very quiet, $850 Incl utils. ns, cat ok. 604-466-5620

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CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022

3 BR bsmt, immed, share wd, large fenced yard, 118th & 216th, $900, ns, pet neg. 604-761-4434 3 BR upper, log house, Maple Ridge, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1 yr lease, avail immed, N/s, N/p, $1400/mo. Call 778-808-8196

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

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COQ, Lough Mall. 3 BR, upper flr. Veggie garden, big yard. Ns/np. 1.5 baths, big sundeck, 6 appl. $1,450/mo + 2⁄3 util. 604-939-6077

BBY, Cariboo Hts. Bright, spac 2 BR bsmt. 1,700 sf. $1000/mo + util. Radiant heat, new appl., priv laundry. Nr schools & bus. Now. 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318

COQ New Horizon, newly reno’d 3BR, 2 lvls, all new appls, 1900 sf, nr Pinetree Sec, ns/np, Mar 1, $1800/mo, 604 760-6372

BBY, Deer Lake. 3 BR, upper. $1250 + 2⁄3 util. 1 BR + den, g/l, $680 incl hydro. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Quiet, greenbelt area. Big yard. March 15 or Apr 1. 604-836-2710

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

6602

M RIDGE 3 BR + loft, 2 baths, 5 appls, lrg fenced yard, close to town & Thomas Haney, ns $1400. avail Apr 1. 604-467-1053

MATSQUI. 3 BR rancher. 4 appl. $1,200/mo. Backs onto farm. 604-287-8298 or 604-802-2558

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RV’s/Trailers

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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

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8020

Blinds & Draperies

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8030

Carpentry

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2002 MAZDA Prote´ge´, 154K, 4dr, auto, A/C, AM/FM/CD, Only $3,900. 604-351-8448 2004 VW Jetta 2.0 $8200, 160000km, Lady driven, air care, auto, leather, 604-574-7856

Excavating

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SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

8087

8055

Cleaning

HOME CLEAN Reasonable Rates. Insured. Call Igor • 604-476-1197

8058

Computer Services

8155

Landscaping

ARIES BOBCAT & LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

• Drainage • Retaining Walls • Fences • Hydroseeding Call: 604-808-9017 www.ariesbobcat.com

8160

Lawn & Garden

ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

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8185

Moving & Storage

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2005 KIA RIO $4750 4dr 5 spd, new clutch, timing belt, recond mtr, grt cond 604-795-5508 before 8pm

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Vans

2008 HONDA Odyssey EX, 7 pass, loaded, 25K, $21,750 firm D9921 toll free 1-877-855-6522

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8195

DANN DECORATING

8080

Electrical

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

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Decks/Patios/ Railings

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8220

Plumbing

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Paving/Seal Coating

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Roofing

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Painting/ Wallpaper

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

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Residential Reroofing ● ● ● ●

Reroofing specialist 30 years exp. Bonded Insured Call Gary 604-880-2645

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Rubbish Removal

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Tree Services

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