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Key dates looming to shape future of Albion Flats. by Scott McKenzie editorial@mrtimes.com

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ey dates have been set for the Albion Flats concept plan, in which a controversial new mall proposal will be discussed as one of the options. It was announced at Maple Ridge council workshop Monday that HB Lanarc will be the consulting firm that will help the concept plan move forward. The first key dates of the concept plan have already happened, as there has been a meeting with the landowners to find out what issues and aspirations they have with the future use of Albion Flats. A couple of vocal groups have stacked previous council meetings both for and against a mall in the area. There will be stakeholders meetings on Sept. 7 and 8 followed by a community forum at The ACT on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5-9 p.m. The community forum will be a drop-in public session with a presentation on the Albion concept plan, which will be shown twice in the evening. Workbooks with a series of questions will also be distributed to participants of the community forum. Along with the community forum, manager of community planning Christine Carter said that they have been testing out a Twitter account in order to provide Maple Ridge citizens a way to find more information and also to leave comments about the Albion concept plan. Councillor Michael Morden recommended that they use a Facebook account as well as the

Twitter account, noting that more than six per cent of the world is on Facebook. Morden said that Twitter can provide limited responses because of the restriction to 140-character posts. Adding to the social media subject, Mayor Ernie Daykin talked about including links to media coverage on the concept plan’s website. The next key dates for Albion Flats will be a charrette on Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday Oct. 21. The charrette will consist of selected participants (nominated by stakeholders) spending two days working with designers in developing a concept plan. While there was some concern that the charrette would have limited participation due to it taking up two weekdays, mayor Ernie Daykin said it shouldn’t be a problem as enough notice has been given. Daykin and Councillor Craig Speirs both expressed interest in the concept plan and said that they would be observing it, but didn’t want to get involved in the plan and make it too political. Both Daykin and Speirs recommended the concept plan stay community driven. On Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. there will be a charrette open house at The ACT in which the draft concept plan and charrette results will be available for public review. Throughout October and November HB Lanarc will refine the concept plan and prepare a charrette report, and there will be a presentation to Maple Ridge council in December on the future of Albion Flats.

Feds under fire for fish openings The initial jubilation in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows over the massive bounty of returning sockeye salmon is now washing up on the shores of criticism, with Conservative MP John Cummins saying fishermen are “disgusted” with the way federal regulators have delayed the fishery. “People are just disgusted with the way they’ve managed this. These guys haven’t a clue,” charged Cummins, an experienced commercial fisherman and MP for Delta-Richmond East. See FISH, Page 7

Dawn Lutz feeds a snack of ice cream and dog treat to her standard poodle Hansi during doggy days at the Haney Farmer’s Market on Saturday. The event, along with carrying specialized stalls for pet-related merchandise, also held a dog competition, with Hansi winning the title of “Most Obedient.” The markets are held on Saturdays in Memorial Peace Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Saturday is the annual sunflower contest. There is also the new Osprey Village market, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, until Sept. 19, located in Pitt Meadows at the south end of Bonson Road. Mitch Thompson/TIMES

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BUS ROUTES - 2010-2011 ROUTE #1

The following information does not include Kindergarten and Special Needs Bus Services which will be handled separately. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PITT MEADOWS SCHOOLS

The bridge on Kennedy Road will be shut down sometime in early September for approximately 2 months. Pitt Meadows Secondary and Highland Park Elementary students will be advised of alternate route schedules in writing by their bus drivers.

GENERAL INFORMATION In the spring of 2010, families were requested to submit applications to register for school bus service for the upcoming year. Bus routes were developed based on the applications received. If you were unable to submit an application in the spring, it will be necessary to do so as soon as possible. Students not registered may be refused service. Application forms can be picked up from the main reception desk at the District Education Office at 22225 Brown Ave., Maple Ridge, or you can contact the Transportation Department at 604-466-6236. Please note that all routes will be reviewed in the fall and may be adjusted or combined where appropriate. We are continuing the practice of maintaining student rosters and seating plans, as they are essential to the protection of your children. The school bus contractor is First Student Canada. Their telephone number is 604-465-5055.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL On the first day of classes, all schools have their specific early dismissal times and therefore, the homeward bound schedule will not apply for this day. We will endeavor to accommodate the schools as best we can but parents should expect some delays. Families that submitted applications for transportation will have received a letter clarifying their eligibility status. It is important that the student carry this letter on the first day of school as it will be matched against the driver’s roster. Please make sure your child is at the stop at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

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WHONNOCK ELEMENTARY

AM PICK-UP 7:40...... 9428 - 287 St - Service Station 7:43...... 280 St at 96 Ave 7:45...... 96 Ave at Ruskin Hall 7:46...... 28151 - 96 Ave 7:48...... 280 St at 104 Ave 7:49...... 10750 - 280 St 7:50...... 28587 - 108 Ave 7:51...... 10936 - 286 St 7:52...... 286 St at 111 Ave 7:53...... 10970 - 284 St 7:54...... 11482 - 284 St 7:55...... 11840 - 284 St 8:04...... 11441 - 280 St 8:10...... Whonnock Elementary

ROUTE #2

PM DROP-OFF 14:20.... Leave Whonnock 14:26.... Bell Ave at 272 St 14:27.... Bell Ave at Odell St 14:28.... Bell Ave at 276 St 14:31.... 27090 River Rd 14:36.... 100 Ave at 268 St 14:40.... 102 Ave at 256 St 14:42.... 98 Ave at Spilsbury St 14:46.... 26011 Lougheed Hwy

HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY

AM PICK-UP 7:10...... 16300 Aquilini Ave 7:15...... 19421 McNeil Rd 7:19...... 19416 Richardson Rd 7:21...... 19247 Richardson Rd 7:23...... Harris Rd at McDonald Rd 7:24...... Harris Rd at Fenton Rd 7:28...... 13606 Harris Rd 7:34...... Connecting Rd at McKechnie Rd 7:37...... 19876 Dewdney Trunk Rd 7:39...... 19739 Dewdney Trunk Rd 7:40...... Dewdney Trunk Rd at Hale Rd 7:50...... 17714 Kennedy Rd 7:52...... 17488 Kennedy Rd 7:53...... Kennedy Rd at Barnes Rd 7:57...... 12890 Woolridge Rd 7:59...... 16897 Windsor Rd 8:02...... 17280 Ford Rd 8:04...... 17617 Ford Rd Detour 8:08...... Ford Rd at McTavish Rd 8:10...... Highland Park Elementary

ROUTE #4

PITT MEADOWS SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:34...... 13411 Sharpe Rd 7:36...... 13819 Sharpe Rd 7:38...... 13459 McKecknie Rd 7:40...... 19739 Dewdney Trunk Rd 7:41...... Dewdney Trunk Rd at Hale Rd 7:44...... Dewdney Trunk Rd at Rippington Rd 7:55...... 12621 Woolridge Rd 7:56...... 17234 Ford Rd 7:57...... 17377 Ford Rd Detour 7:58...... 17545 Ford Rd Detour 7:59...... 17611 Ford Rd Detour 8:00...... 17749 Ford Rd Detour 8:01...... 17835 Ford Rd Detour 8:02...... 18019 Ford Rd Detour 8:03...... 18485 Ford Rd Detour 8:04...... Ford Rd at 189A St 8:10...... Pitt Meadows Secondary

PM DROP-OFF 14:47.... Leave Pitt Meadows Sec. 14:51.... Ford Rd at 189A St 14:52.... 18485 Ford Rd Detour 14:55.... 18019 Ford Rd Detour 14:57.... 17835 Ford Rd Detour 14:58.... 17749 Ford Rd Detour 15:00.... 17611 Ford Rd Detour 15:01.... 17545 Ford Rd Detour 15:02.... 17377 Ford Rd Detour 15:03.... 17234 Ford Rd 15:04.... 12621 Woolridge Rd 15:13.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at Rippington Rd 15:15.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at Hale Rd 15:16.... 19739 Dewdney Trunk Rd 15:18.... 13459 McKecknie Rd 15:19.... 13819 Sharpe Rd 15:20.... 13411 Sharpe Rd

WHONNOCK ELEMENTARY

AM PICK-UP 7:31...... 26011 Lougheed Hwy 7:35...... Spilsbury St at 98 Ave 7:37...... 102 Ave at 256 St 7:41...... 100 Ave at 268 St 7:54...... 27090 River Rd 7:57...... Bell Ave at 272 St 7:58...... Bell Ave at Odell St 7:59...... Bell Ave at 276 St 8:05...... Whonnock Elementary

ROUTE #3

PM DROP-OFF 14:20.... Leave Whonnock 14:23.... 11441 - 280 St 14:25.... 284 St at 116 Ave 14:26.... 11840 - 284 St 14:28.... 11482 - 284 St 14:30.... 10970 - 284 St 14:31.... 28587 - 108 Ave 14:33.... 10810 - 286 St 14:34.... 10936 - 286 St 14:35.... 286 St at 111 Ave 14:36.... 10885 - 288 St 14:38.... 28324 - 108 St 14:40.... 10750 - 280 St 14:41.... 280 St - 96 Ave 14:42.... 96 Ave - Ruskin Hall 14:43.... 28151 - 96 Ave 14:46.... 287 St at Service Station

ROUTE #5

PM DROP-OFF 14:20.... Leave Highland Park 14:22.... Ford Rd at McTavish Rd 14:23.... 17617 Ford Rd Detour 14:23.... 17280 Ford Rd 14:28.... 16897 Windsor Rd 14:32.... 12554 Woolridge Rd 14:33.... Kennedy Rd at Barnes Rd 14:34.... 17488 Kennedy Rd 14:35.... 17714 Kennedy Rd 14:46.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at Hale Rd 14:47.... 19739 Dewdney Trunk Rd 14:48.... 19876 Dewdney Trunk Rd 14:49.... Connecting Rd at McKechnie Rd 14:59.... Harris Rd at McDonald Rd 15:01.... 19416 Richardson Rd 15:03.... 19880 Richardson Rd 15:07.... 19421 McNeil Rd 15:17.... 16300 Aquilini Ave

GARIBALDI SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:30...... 26381 - 100 Ave 7:31...... 26527 - 100 Ave 7:32...... 26651 - 100 Ave 7:35...... 26615 - 98 Ave 7:36...... 98 Ave at 264 St 7:38...... 25367 - 100 Ave 7:40...... 102 Ave at 244 St 7:41...... 102 Ave at 241A St 7:42...... 102 Ave at 240 St 7:45...... 104 Ave at 240 St 7:46...... 104 Ave at 245 St 7:47...... 104 Ave at Jackson Rd 7:49...... 108 Ave at 248 St 7:50...... 108 Ave at 249 St 7:51...... 112 Ave at Bosonworth Ave 7:55...... 256 St at 116 Ave 8:00...... Garibaldi Secondary

PM DROP-OFF 14:55.... Leave Garibaldi 15:00.... 256 St at 116 Ave 15:02.... 112 Ave at Palmer Rolph St 15:04.... 112 Ave at Bosonworth Ave 15:05.... 108 Ave at 249 St 15:06.... 108 Ave at 248 St 15:07.... 104 Ave at 245B St 15:08.... 104 Ave at 240 St 15:09.... 102 Ave at 240 St 15:10.... 102 Ave at 241A St 15:11.... 102 Ave at 244 St 15:15.... 25367 - 100 Ave 15:16.... 26381 - 100 Ave 15:17.... 26527 - 100 Ave 15:18.... 26651 - 100 Ave 15:19.... 26615 - 98 Ave 15:20.... 264 St at 98 Ave

ROUTE #6

PITT MEADOWS SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:36...... 16300 Aquilini Ave 7:40...... McNeil Rd at Sheridan Dr 7:42...... 19664 McNeil Rd 7:43...... 19421 McNeil Rd 7:45...... 19247 Richardson Rd 7:47...... Harris Rd at McQuarrie Rd 7:48...... 14077 Harris Rd 8:05...... Pitt Meadows Secondary

ROUTE #7

GARIBALDI SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:30...... 26150 Lougheed Hwy 7:38....... 9428 - 287 St - Service Station 7:40...... 28265 Lougheed Hwy 7:45...... 272 St at Bell Ave 7:46...... Bell Ave at Odell St 7:47...... Bell Ave at 276 St 7:49...... 9975 - 272 St 7:50...... 10170 - 272 St 7:52...... 104 Ave at 276 St 7:53...... 27305 - 104 Ave 7:57...... 108 Ave at 268 St 8:10...... Garibaldi Secondary

PM DROP-OFF 14:55.... Leave Garibaldi 15:08.... 108 Ave at 268 St 15:13.... 104 Ave at 276 St 15:15.... 27305 - 104 Ave 15:16.... 10170 - 272 St 15:17.... 9975 - 272 St 15:18.... 272 St at Bell Ave 15:19.... Bell Ave at Odell St 15:20.... Bell Ave at 276 St 15:29......9428 - 287 St - Service Station 15:31.... 28265 Lougheed Hwy 15:37.... 26281 Lougheed Hwy

GARIBALDI SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:36...... 280 St at 96 Ave 7:37...... 96 Ave at Ruskin Hall 7:40...... 9935 - 280 St 7:44...... 280 St at 104 Ave 7:49...... 111 Ave at 288 St 7:50...... 10860 - 286 St 7:51...... 11110 - 284 St 7:52...... 11554 - 284 St 7:54...... 11726 - 284 St 7:55...... 284 St at 285 St 7:59...... 12142 - 287 St 8:00...... 287 St at 123 Ave 8:01...... 28568 Dewdney Trunk Rd 8:03...... 28102 Dewdney Trunk Rd 8:15...... Garibaldi Secondary

ROUTE #8

PM DROP-OFF 14:47.... Leave Pitt Meadows Sec. 14:49.... 14077 Harris Rd 15:00.... Harris Rd at McQuarrie Rd 15:06.... 19247 Richardson Rd 15:08.... 19421 McNeil Rd 15:09.... 19664 McNeil Rd 15:11.... McNeil Rd at Sheridan Dr 15:20.... 16300 Aquilini Ave

ROUTE #9

PM DROP-OFF 14:47.... Leave Garibaldi 14:56.... 28102 Dewdney Trunk Rd 14:57.... 28568 Dewdney Trunk Rd 15:00.... 12142 - 287 St 15:01.... 287 St at 123 Ave 15:05.... 284 St at 285 St 15:06.... 11726 - 284 St 15:07.... 11387 - 284 St 15:09.... 11110 - 284 St 15:12.... 111 Ave at 288 St 15:13.... 10860 - 286 St 15:17.... 280 St at 104 Ave 15:19.... 9935 - 280 St 15:20.... 96 Ave at 280 St 15:21.... 28348 - 96 Ave

ROUTE #10

GARIBALDI SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:38...... 24400 Fern Cres 7:40...... 24075 Fern Cres 7:41...... Fern Cres at 128 Ave 7:42...... 23689 Fern Cres 7:45...... 133 Ave at 237A St 7:47...... 239B St at 132 Ave 7:50...... Fern Cres at Balsam St 8:00...... Garibaldi Secondary

PM DROP-OFF 14:55.... Leave Garibaldi 15:05.... Fern Cres at Balsam St 15:07.... 23689 Fern Cres 15:08.... 239B St at 132 Ave 15:09.... 133 Ave at 237A St 15:13.... Fern Cres at 128 Ave 15:14.... 24075 Fern Cres 15:15.... 24400 Fern Cres

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Samuel Robertson Secondary AM PICK-UP 7:15...... 26208 Lougheed Hwy 7:22...... 102 Ave at 256 St 7:24...... 102 Ave at 103 Ave 7:26...... 102 Ave at 262 St 7:29...... 26678 - 100 Ave 7:30...... 26615 - 98 Ave 7:31...... 98 Ave at 256 St 7:34...... 25819 - 98 Ave 7:36...... 256 St at 98 Ave 7:37...... 9950 - 256 St 7:45...... Samuel Robertson Secondary

PM DROP-OFF 15:00.... Leave Samuel Robertson 15:02.... 25328 - 100 Ave 15:03.... 100 Ave at 256 St 15:04.... 102 Ave at 256 St 15:05.... 25874 - 102 Ave 15:06.... 102 Ave at 103 Ave 15:07.... 102 Ave at 262 St 15:10.... 26678 - 100 Ave 15:12.... 266 St at 98 Ave 15:13.... 26491 - 98 Ave 15:17.... 25819 - 98 Ave 15:18.... 256 St at 98 Ave 15:28.... 26208 Lougheed Hwy

Webster’s Corners Elementary AM PICK-UP 7:47...... 108 Ave at 249 St 7:49...... 11051 Lockwood St 8:01...... Sayers Cres at Aspen Place 8:03...... Sayers Cres at Willow Place 8:04...... 27520 - 128 St 8:07...... 12616 Blue Mtn Cres 8:14...... 271 St at 123 Ave 8:15...... 12137 Rothsay St 8:16...... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 269 St 8:17...... 26721 Dewdney Trunk Rd 8:18...... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 264 St 8:19...... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 261 St 8:22...... Webster’s Corners Elementary

PM DROP-OFF 14:17.... Leave Webster’s Corners 14:21.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 267 St 14:24.... Garibaldi St at Dewdney Trunk Rd 14:26.... Sayers Cres at Aspen Place 14:27.... Sayers Cres at Laurel Place 14:28.... Sayers Cres at Willow Place 14:29.... 27520 - 128 St 14:31.... 12616 Blue Mtn Cres 14:37.... 271 St at 123 Ave 14:38.... 12137 Rothsay St 14:40.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 269 St 14:41.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 264 St 14:42.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 261 St 14:50.... 108 Ave at 249 St 14:52.... 11051 Lockwood St

ROUTE #11

GARIBALDI SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:38...... 12304 Garibaldi St 7:40...... Sayers Cres at Aspen Pl 7:44...... 12470 Blue Mtn Cres 7:45...... 12616 Blue Mtn Cres 7:46...... 12313 McNutt Rd 7:47...... 12235 McNutt Rd 7:49...... 122 Ave at Rothsay St 7:50...... 12137 Rothsay St 7:51...... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 269 St 7:52...... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 267 St 7:53...... 264 St at Dewdney Trunk Rd 7:54...... 12208 - 264 St 7:55...... 124 Ave at 263 St 7:56...... 12409 - 262 St 7:57...... 26378 - 126 Ave 7:58...... 26556 - 127 Ave 7:59...... 264 St at 127 Ave 8:00...... 26277 - 127 Ave 8:01...... 127 Ave at 261 St 8:02...... 12734 - 261 St 8:03...... 128 Ave at 256 St 8:04...... 256 St at 124 Ave 8:05...... 12128 - 256 St 8:09...... Garibaldi Secondary

ROUTE #12

GARIBALDI SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:45...... 11789 - 272 St 7:46...... 272 St at 116 Ave 7:47...... 27096 Ferguson Ave 7:48...... 26929 Ferguson Ave 7:49...... 26758 Ferguson Ave 7:51...... Ferguson Ave at 112 Ave 7:52...... 26758 - 112 Ave 7:54...... 27146 - 112 Ave 7:55...... 110 Ave at Hynes St 7:57...... 112 Ave at Fire Station 7:58...... 112 Ave at Graham St 8:00...... 11319 - 280 St 8:01...... 11574 - 280 St 8:11...... Garibaldi Secondary

ROUTE #13

PM DROP-OFF 14:55.... Leave Garibaldi 14:59.... 12128 - 256 St 15:00.... 256 St at 124 Ave 15:01.... 128 Ave at 256 St 15:02.... 12734 - 261 St 15:03.... 127 Ave at 261 St 15:04.... 26277 - 127 Ave 15:05.... 264 St at 127 Ave 15:06.... 26556 - 127 Ave 15:07.... 26378 - 126 Ave 15:08.... 12409 - 262 St 15:09.... 124 Ave at 263 St 15:10.... 12208 - 264 St 15:11.... 264 St at Dewdney Trunk Rd 15:12.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 267 St 15:13.... Dewdney Trunk Rd at 269 St 15:14.... 12137 Rothsay St 15:15.... 122 Ave at Rothsay St 15:18.... 12304 Garibaldi St 15:19.... Sayers Cres at Aspen Pl 15:22.... 12470 Blue Mtn Cres 15:23.... 12616 Blue Mtn Cres 15:24.... 12313 McNutt Rd 15:25.... 12235 McNutt Rd

PM DROP-OFF 14:55.... Leave Garibaldi 15:01.... 11789 - 272 St 15:02.... 272 St at 116 Ave 15:03.... 27096 Ferguson Ave 15:04.... 26929 Ferguson Ave 15:05.... 26839 Ferguson Ave 15:06.... 26581 Ferguson Ave 15:07.... 26565 - 112 Ave 15:08.... 26758 - 112 Ave 15:09.... 26987 - 112 Ave 15:10.... 112 Ave at 272 St 15:11.... 110 Ave at Hynes St 15:12.... 112 Ave at Fire Station 15:13.... 112 Ave at Graham St 15:15.... 112 Ave at 280 St 15:16.... 11319 - 280 St 15:20.... 11380 - 280 St 15:21.... 11574 - 280 St

GARIBALDI SECONDARY

AM PICK-UP 7:41...... Foreman Dr at Haley St 7:42...... Foreman Dr at 138A Ave 7:43...... Foreman Dr at 229B St 7:44...... Foreman Dr at 232 St 7:46...... Silver Valley Rd at 141 Ave 7:50...... 232 St at 129 Ave 8:00...... Garibaldi Secondary

PM DROP-OFF 14:55.... Leave Garibaldi 15:08.... 232 St at 129 Ave 15:12.... Silver Valley Rd at 141 Ave 15:14.... Foreman Dr at 232 St 15:15.... Foreman Dr at 229B St 15:16.... Foreman Dr at 138A Ave 15:17.... Foreman Dr at Haley St

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Upfront In Brief School districts accused of ‘hoarding’ money for less value

B.C. school districts and colleges are hoarding hundreds of millions of dollars that could be better invested and earning more interest, says a report released Wednesday by the provincial auditor-general. “Each year, government provides funds to operate educational institutions and to construct buildings and [purchase] major equipment,” says the report by Auditor-General John Doyle. “An excess of working capital has developed over time which now needs to be addressed.” As of March 2009, school districts and colleges held $957 million in commercial bank accounts, $130 million in cash equivalents, $160 million in shortterm investments and $115 million in long-term investments. Interest earned that year averaged 2.19 per cent, the report says. Doyle doesn’t blame school districts and colleges for a lack of investment expertise or for accumulating the cash, noting that it’s partly in response to mid-year decisions by government to cancel grants or approve special payments. “Lack of certainty over funding weakens planning effectiveness and can, over time, result in some hoarding of cash to mitigate the risk over uncertain revenues.” He recommends a centrally managed fund that school districts, colleges and other government organizations could access as needed. “Had the colleges and school districts deposited their excess cash with the government’s investment manager to invest, they could have earned higher investment returns,” the report says. “Even a one-per-cent improvement in investment returns would translate into significant additional funds for government operations.” In response to the report, the government says it has changed the timing of school district disbursements to halt the increase in cash balances and will work with districts and colleges to determine an appropriate target for working capital. But it also noted that school districts and colleges have a degree of autonomy and are responsible for their own finances. — Postmedia Network

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Meadowridge celebrates 25 years by Jeremy Shepherd editorial@mrtimes.com

The start of Meadowridge School’s 25th year is nearing and the halls are already brimming with activity as filing cabinets are ransacked and art teachers ready their rooms for a flood of watercolours. The school is celebrating its quarter-century milestone with a fair this Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. including face-painting and mini-golf, and is open to the entire community. Amid the flurry of activity, headmaster Hugh Burke holds court on subjects ranging from the school’s new fencing team to the intricacies of the design of the playground. “The socially isolated kids get drawn in,” he said, explaining the playground’s emphasis on group activities. “What you’re looking at is absolutely no government money,” said Burke, surveying the 16-acre campus. At first glance, Meadowridge could easily be mistaken for an art institute, as abstract jolts of colour and carefully drawn landscapes peer out from nearly every wall. Meadowridge is an International Baccalaureate World accredited school, one of 3,006 worldwide. Currently boasting its largest ever opening enrolment and students from 40 countries, Burke said part of the school’s appeal is Maple Ridge’s friendly community and low-housing prices. Tuition at Meadowridge is

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$13,850. While students wear uniforms emblazoned with the school crest, Burke said the school is far removed from the “drill and skill” approach to education that once characterized the private institution, instead encouraging students to come up with their own interests, and pursuing them through foreign terrain. “You learn quadratic equations best when you have a reason to learn them,” he explained, gesturing with his wire-rimmed glasses. As an example, Burke detailed an open-ended project that resulted in one student building a doghouse, an aspiring designer sewing an evening gown, and other students performing the classical music from Pachelbel’s Canon. Each project involved something the student had never done. Despite a recently completed international soccer field, Burke, a former public school teacher for 27 years, said the school aims to celebrate all achievement, giving a child who painted a brilliant impressionist piece and the actor who played Hamlet as much right to strut down the hallway as the power forward on the basketball team. Consisting of three portables when a group of local parents founded the school in 1985, the campus has expanded by more than five acres in the last ten years. Despite the growth, Burke said there are no plans to take on many more students.

Teachers Paula Jasek (second grade) and Nicola Pitzey (first grade). (Below) Students celebrated Chinese Near Year in 2009. Jeremy Shepherd/TIMES

“Smaller schools are better schools,” he said. Besides making class sizes more manageable for teachers, Burke said smaller schools are more conducive for fostering a spirit of community. “When a grade 12 throws a party, everybody comes,” he said. Burke said that spirit is why the Meadowridge teaching staff has a turnover rate of 1.5 per cent. It was 20 per cent 10 years ago, according

to Burke. Rhonda Laurie, the school’s artist in residence, said the small community feel of the school has resulted in a profound change on the mindset of the students. “It’s not a bad thing to be smart,” she said. “The kids will try things they wouldn’t try in other schools for fear of ridicule.” Being a risk-taker is part of the school’s value system, which also includes being

balanced and caring for other people as well as the planet. “Most of the kids can probably recite it,” said Connie Chow, referring to the school’s 10-point philosophy. Chow, a fourth grade teacher, discussed the change in the school over the past decade. “There was a formality and a rigidity,” she said. “It’s very collaborative [now].” Chow attributed the change to Burke’s stewardship and his background as a teacher, as well as consistency in the school’s administration. Farther down the hallway, Paula Jasek had recently finished topping up a recycling bin with outdated teaching plans. “There is a bit of a problem with work overload,” said Burke, reminding Jasek how tired she sometimes gets by Christmas. “You don’t get downtime and you don’t go for coffee,” Jasek agreed. “It’s always on.”

Cops aim to close loophole used by sex offenders by Scott McKenzie

The TIMES takes a look at the Pitt Meadows Secondary football program as the school year nears. See the story on Page 21.

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Registered sex offenders previously had the ability to slip through the cracks of criminal record checks if they had changed their name, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP Insp. Darren Lench. At Maple Ridge council workshop Monday, Lench provided council with information that in the previous system for criminal record checks, persons who

had changed their names could have been volunteering with vulnerable people. That includes youth, people with disabilities, and seniors. Lench said that the system has been “tightened up” over the last month. RCMP have changed the system by looking for matches with genders and dates of birth when people are applying for criminal record checks. If a gender and date of birth match, then fingerprints

need to be taken and sent to Ottawa to see if they match up with a sex offender or anyone else with a criminal record. This is why there have been three-to-four-week delays on the return of some criminal record checks. It was brought up at council workshop that there could be some reluctance by applicants to provide fingerprints, but Lench said that if the prints don’t match up with a sex offender, they

will be destroyed in Ottawa and not kept in the RCMP database. “If the new system catches one [sex offender], that’s a bonus for everyone,” said Lench. There was also talk at council that having a social insurance number could be enough, since those stay with you even through a name change. Lench said that he worried too much about identity theft of SIN cards and

that fingerprints were still the best way of matching identities. Not every volunteer requires a criminal record check, as they are only required for volunteers that will be working with vulnerable people. Councillor Cheryl Ashlie said that during the BC Disablity Games last summer there were several volunteers subject to a random criminal record check, but some refused.

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Witness says dealer not ‘good’ at making crack by Jeremy Shepherd editorial@mrtimes.com

The trial of an alleged Maple Ridge drug dealer continued Monday as the New Westminster Supreme Court heard testimony from two defense witnesses who both said they had received drugs from the defendant. Victor Joseph Reis is accused of sexually assaulting a woman, threatening her with a sword and an aluminum baseball bat, choking her, and confining her in his basement suite. The alleged victim cannot be named due to a publication ban. Kristi Dezan testified she was using cocaine two years ago, during the period of the alleged crime, and she frequently purchased her drugs from Reis. Dezan said the alleged victim was a heavy drug user, using cocaine and heroin. She said she frequently saw the alleged victim in an area of Maple Ridge known as the ghetto due to its reputation for drug use. Asked about Reis’ appearance on August 21, Dezan said: “The same as he always is. Just laid back and tired.” Dezan said the alleged victim visited her in the evening of Aug. 21 and asked

to borrow some makeup. Dezan said she thought the alleged victim was planning to have sex with Reis. Dezan said she let the alleged victim know Reis was a decent guy. After leaving the bathroom wearing makeup, Dezan said the alleged victim looked very good. “She looked better, more alive,” Dezan said. She also said the alleged victim was excited and smiling. Prosecution reminded her of her statement to a police officer in November 2008, when Dezan said, “I didn’t really pay attention,” in regard to the alleged victim’s appearance. Dezan said after reviewing the evening, she found herself remembering more details. Sharon Bennett, Reis’ common-law partner, also testified. She said she has been in a relationship with the defendant for four years, although they were separated at the time of the alleged assault. Bennett, 23, testified she and Reis were regularly smoking crack cocaine during August, 2008. She said Reis sold drugs, but never in large quantities. “He could only do small amounts and he was never really that good at it,” she said, referring to Reis’ ability to make crack cocaine.

“I was addicted to crack cocaine for about three years,” Bennett said. She said she is currently clean. Bennett said there was no violence in her sex life with Reis. Crown prosecutor Winston Sayson asked if Bennett found the sword Reis allegedly brandished to be scary. “It might be to other people but not to me,” she said. Bennett said she and Reis regularly played baseball when asked about the bats Reis allegedly used. Sayson asked questions about the nature of Reis and Bennett’s relationship. “You wouldn’t appreciate Victor using [sex toys] on other women and not telling you?” he asked. “It wouldn’t bother me,” said Bennett. Bennett said Reis having sex with another woman would not bother her. Reis was hunched over and kept his eyes lowered when the questioning turned to Bennett’s sexual habits. Sayson inquired about replica guns that were found, which Bennett said were used for paintball and as pellet guns. One of the replica guns was equipped with a silencer. Bennett was also asked about shackles that were found in the basement suite, which she said were strictly “for show.”

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Feds had plenty of warning to open river Cummins says reports of a large return of Fraser River sockeye started coming in three weeks ago but the industry was forced to sit on the sidelines as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans refused to allow a fishery. That delay is now the subject of intense debate, with one expert saying that millions of returning sockeye are going to overcrowd spawning grounds, causing significant numbers to die off before spawning and a terrible waste of fish that could have been caught earlier by fishermen. Cummins agrees and is now calling for a shakeup at the DFO. “I think there needs to be a huge house cleaning at the department and I think we need to start again. We ought to be looking to Alaska and trying to encourage some of the folk managing the fishery so successfully there to give us some advice on how to do it here,” he said. The DFO could not be reached for comment Saturday. An estimated 30 million Fraser River sockeye have returned to B.C. waters this year -- the largest run in 100 years and a huge reversal after three years of no commercial fishing due to low returns. But Carl Walters of UBC Fisheries Centre estimates a third of this year’s sockeye will be lost due to the delay of opening the fishery. Fishermen “probably should have harvested 80 per cent of the fish. Instead, they’ll be lucky if they get

30 per cent [of the run]. Ten million of the fish will be lost. They’ll die in Shuswap Lake,” where they return to spawn, he said. Walters said DFO was overly cautious and waited until they were sure they had sufficient numbers of fish. He said the overabundance of fish in their spawning grounds will force the salmon to lay their eggs on top of others, and will flood the spawning areas with the carcasses of the dead fish. Adding to the wave of criticism are trollers on the west coast of Vancouver Island who have been shut out of the sockeye bonanza. Trollers -- fishers who catch by hook and line as opposed to a net -- have not been allowed to catch returning sockeye while they were still out in the ocean because they already had the chance to catch the less valuable chinook salmon earlier this year. Since gillnetters at the mouth of the Fraser River had yet to have their turn at commercial fishing, they were given first crack at the sockeye last Wednesday, when a 32-hour commercial fishery opened at the mouth of the Fraser. But Kathy Scarfo, president of the Area G West Coast Trollers, argues there’s more than enough sockeye for both netters and trollers. Calls to the DFO and Gail Shea, minister of fisheries and oceans, to expand the fishery have been unreturned, Scarfo said. “Here we are with the biggest returns in 100 years and basically more fish

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Local Liberal MLA Marc Dalton’s reaction to criticism about how provincial parks, including Golden Ears in Maple Ridge, are run was a masterstroke of toeing the company line. Auditor general John Doyle’s recent report says that provincial parks in B.C. are not being thoroughly monitored or properly managed. The report singled out Pinecone Burke Provincial Park as an example of a park with no management plan. The auditor general’s report criticized the Ministry of Environment for failing to define what constitutes a healthy park. “The ministry [of environment] does not have sufficient and reliable information to determine what the management actions should be for the conversation of ecological integrity,” the report states. When contacted by The TIMES, Dalton said the type of in-depth management recommended by Doyle would be very expensive and possibly not financially feasible. “There’s not a lot of fat to be cut,” he said. “As you can see from the [reaction to the] HST there is not an appetite for increased taxation.” Then he added: “Healthcare and education have been putting the squeeze on everything else,” he said. That’s the tired line the government has been trotting out to justify cutting millions of dollars in social programs for poor people as well as community and arts groups who have seen their grants slashed. Except that the Liberals do manage to spend money when it comes to their own strange priorities. Like the hundreds of millions of dollars spent to build a fancy retractable dome for BC Place when a far cheaper option would have sufficed. And how can we forget all the money that got lavished on the 2010 Winter Olympics, including pricey tickets for insiders and a ludicrous security budget ($80 million just for police overtime?). On a smaller scale, we’ve recently had a glimpse into the eating habits of MLAs when they are working in Victoria — all on the public dime and all in place of brown bagging it to work like the rest of us. Talk about fat that could be cut. But Dalton’s reaction ignores the auditor general’s comments that a park like Pinecone Burke has no management plan in place. Michael Sather, NDP MLA for Maple RidgePitt Meadows, identified irregular garbage pickup and the cancellation of nature programs as problems the government needs to address. Provincial parks are valuable to the tourism industry. They bring money in. We need to take care of them. Just because the government is wasting money in other areas doesn’t mean it can abdicate its responsibilities. ■ Your View Last week’s question Do you support B.C. holding a referendum on the HST? YES NO

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children. ilariouser and hilariouser, Alice might have There’s always the guy with no shirt and a pair said, except that she said “curiouser and of jeans so far down his torso that his butt crack is curiouser” in Lewis Carroll’s wonderful book showing. That makes me as an adult quite nauseous Alice in Wonderland. Which, BTW, is wasted on kids — goodness knows what it does to — well not so much wasted as under children. appreciated. Every adult should read it And there’s inevitably the teenage every couple of years in order to stay sane girl with shorts that are too short who or insane, depending on which one is causes every boy from six to 96 to more important to you. suffer respiratory damage from heavy Alice, it should be noted, was not breathing. referring to the fact that B.C. Ferries These are real life assaults on morality. Corp has banned The Golden Mean by These are sights unfit for juvenile eyes. Annabel Lyon, the prize-winning story Lyn Or mine. Worse than book covers by far. of Aristotle as tutor to Alexander the Cockburn Now, I understand all that family Great. It won the 2009 Rogers Writers’ values stuff, but as a loyal Canadian I Trust first prize and was a finalist Straight Talk do not appreciate the rest of the world in the Giller Prize and the Governor laughing at the country I love. General’s Award, two of Canada’s other From New York magazines to British newspapers, prestigious literary awards. the B.C. Ferry Corp has turned the province that was The book’s front cover sports the picture of a baresophisticated and cosmopolitan enough to host the butted boy lying on the back of a horse, a terrible 2010 Olympics into a global joke. thing in the eyes of the dirty-minded people at the “Alexander the Great novel gets bum rap in ferry corp, who evidently can read far too much into Canada,” was the clever headline in a report last it. They excuse their little selves by saying children week in the British Guardian. come into that shop. And Eileen Reynolds posted this comment on the “We choose to select non-controversial books in New Yorker website: “Censorship ...is generally bad our gift shop. We have a wide audience so we want news.” Not surprisingly, she concluded by writing to keep it family appropriate. This book has a naked that this ban “is particularly silly.” boy on the cover,” said B.C. Ferries spokeswoman Note that B.C. Ferries has an unfortunate history of Deborah Marshall. banning books that show nudity of any kind. Stephen Ludicrouser and ludicrouser is the fact that B.C. Vogler’s Only in Whistler was banned in 2009 Ferries magnanimously offered the publisher a deal because it featured a historical photo showing a view to put a “belly band” over the cover: “...but they from the rear of the rears of four naked female skiers. declined,” Marshall said. And Wreck Beach, a history of Vancouver’s nude Yes, indeed children do go into the gift shops on the beach, was banned for similar reasons in 2008. ferries, so they get to see not-so-clothed women on Naiver and naiver. the covers of men’s magazines such as Men’s Health. The last word on this topic has to go to Craig That evidently is OK for the little dears’ eyes, but not Spence, president of the Federation of British a picture that shows nothing but a butt on the cover Columbia Writers. He referred to the ban as “an of an award-winning book. overreaction to a photo that’s artistic...are you going Moreover, I’ve been on those ferries any number to stop kids from seeing Michelangelo’s David?” of times and never mind the picture of a bare-butted Quite so, Craig. boy, there are other sights no child or me ought to Alice might have said that too. see. In fact quite a few passengers ought to be barred from boarding lest they scare the horses, me and the Check out Lyn’s blog at: lyncockburn.blogspot.com.


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(Right) Rory Speirs, 24, laughs as Brittany Kilburn from the Cutting Room hair salon shaves his head bald during Breastfest on Saturday. The music festival, which raises money for breast cancer research, was started three years ago by Speirs and his friends as a gesture to his mother, a breast cancer survivor. The event has grown to include some large names in the Canadian indie music scene, such as this year’s headliners TV Heart Attack. Speirs said the festival had come a long way from its beginning as a “backyard party.” (Below) Members of the band Patience Product rock out on the steps of the Maple Ridge ACT as part of Breastfest on Saturday.

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I normally dismiss John Martin’s articles as partisan, right-wing hero worship of our prime inister, but this latest “opinion” (Aug. 24, “Too much fuss made on census) just floored me. Mr. Martin has a Master of Arts degree from SFU, but clearly he must have slept through any discussion of statistics, which for a criminologist is required learning (at least, it was for my wife’s MA criminology degree to say nothing of my own science background). So I can’t read his tripe and quietly swallow the derision he oozes for academics, statisticians and other professionals that oppose moving to a voluntary long form census. Here’s news to you Mr. Martin — with your MA you’re a “pointy head” too, but clearly you toss out any formal training you’ve had when it doesn’t jive with your wack job ultraconservatism. There is not one statistician in the country that publicly agrees with the notion that moving to a voluntary survey is a good

idea. Voluntary response introduces self-selection bias, and it does indeed make the data unreliable. For large companies with well defined demographics, this bias can be identified and at least mitigated. However, mitigation is not possible in a large national census. The Chief Statistician of Canada resigned over this matter, but according to Mr. Martin, he’s either a liberal, socialist, separatist, lawyer or a teacher. Nice try — he’s actually an economist and our beloved PM appointed him. But in Mr. Martin’s world he’s an academic nut job with an axe to grind. There is no telling exactly how this important data will be distorted due to selfselection, but the people most likely not to respond

include people with low income, the illiterate, and immigrants. But who cares about them, right Mr. Martin? Let’s base our social policies on defective data that’s not an accurate description of the segment of Canadian society that these programs should be targeting. If Mr. Martin wants to eliminate the threat of incarceration for nonresponse, that’s a worthwhile goal — the United States legally requires response as well but their last-resort penalty is a fine — but our esteemed criminologist is grossly mistaken if he thinks a voluntary survey is the answer. Mr. Martin says he’s “completely out of the loop.” At least we can agree upon that point. Barry Liboirin. Ph. D. Maple Ridge

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Pitt Meadows Secondary’s Varsity football team has potential to go deep into the playoffs in 2010, says coach Dave Holleran.

The Meadowridge Rotary Sports Banquet will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on Oct. 5. Rotary members will be taking nominations for the 34th member of the exclusive Home Town heroes club which includes elite local athletes such as Cam Neely, Larry Walker and Andrew Ladd. The rotary sports banquet has raised more than $480,000 for youth sport facilities in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in its 20 years of existence. Nominations are currently being accepted and will be until Friday, Sept. 3. The criteria for nominations are that individuals must have lived in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, attended school in SD42, played on local sports teams and have gone on to compete at an elite level internationally. Anyone who would like to nominate an individual can e-mail Gord Robson at gordrobson@gmail.com or call Mary at 604-466-3333. The banquet will be held at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Starting at 6 p.m. with a three-course gourmet dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available and cost $150, and tax receipts for $125 will be issued at the event if required. The banquet will also include live comedy entertainment and live and silent auctions. Call 604-465-9993 for tickets.

Flames regular season approaches The Ridge Meadows Flames junior hockey team has just one game left on their pre-season schedule before the regular season starts in September. The Flames played two exhibition games this weekend, losing to Port Moody 3-2, but coming back Sunday to win 62 over Mission. Their last game of the pre-season is a re-match with Mission at Planet Ice Friday at 7 p.m. The regular season begins Friday, Sept. 10 at Planet Ice when the Flames take on the Grandview Steelers. There will be a tailgate barbecue in the parking lot before the game.

The Pitt Meadows Marauders varsity football team practices at their new turf field Friday as they prepare for the 2010 season. Much of the team is made up of student-athletes who played in the 2008 AA provincial finals at BC Place. Just four seniors are gone from last year’s team that went 4-3. Scott McKenzie/TIMES

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lready in their fourth year of existence, the Pitt Meadows Secondary Marauders will have three teams playing high school football this season. The varsity team is comprised of many of the same players that played in the provincial finals two years ago in junior varsity. Because of that, there are some high expectations that they’ll have to deal with in the 2010 season. “We expect to go pretty deep into the playoffs,” said head coach Dave Holleran. In 2009 the Marauders went 3-4 in league play, competing in the eastern conference of the AA league of BC High School Football. “We were a bit snakebit last year. We had one game where we went through the flu and had like eight or 10 kids sick. We had another game, I got locked in the dressing room with one my linemen for a quarter of the game.”

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What adds to the expectations put on this Marauder team is the level of experience that they return from last season. Just four players graduated from last year’s team, which leaves this group with a noticeable veteran presence. These are mostly pure-high school players, as very few of them play community football. Those expectations will be tested early in the season. In just their second game, the Marauders will face West Vancouver of the AAA league in an exhibition game. Holleran said that he’s not worried about that game, though he expects his team to be a little slow starting. For one, the Marauders weren’t able to hold a spring camp this year as they were still awaiting their new field. They’re also having trouble getting a full-turnout to practice with lots of players being away on holidays. “Exhibition games aren’t for winning, exhibition games are for trying out new kids in new spots,” said Holleran.

“We have five kids on the team that have never played football before.” Although there were set positions in 2009, it seems that all bets are off and that starting positions are still up for grabs as pre-season camp continues. Holleran said that last year’s starting quarterback Cory Takaraha “might be” the starter again. And competition can bring out the best in players. Holleran said that he feels like he’s got a strong team, especially offensively. He cited the runningbacks, receivers and quarterbacks positions as areas of strength for 2010. “We’re not a big team depth wise in numbers, but if we stay healthy we feel like we can go pretty deep into the playoffs,” said Holleran. However, having depth issues is very common in new high school football programs. Holleran sees that changing soon, saying that he’s seen a 100 per cent improvement in terms of building a program. “The program is building,” he said. “With three teams, we’re gonna

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have 70-90 kids playing high school football this year and to do that in four years is a pretty cool thing.” Along with PMSS athletic director Rich Goulet, Holleran is angered by the fact that the Marauders won’t be able to play games on Friday nights this year. The school only has access to the field until 5 p.m. on weekdays. “I’m really angry about that. Playing at 3 o’clock in the afternoon when you’re a senior team, the parents can’t come out and watch their kids play, their friends can’t get off school and get over there and watch, and anyone who wants to come out from the community can’t come out and watch.” It also upsets Holleran that the brand new program at SRT will be able to play games on Friday night with just one junior varsity team, while PMSS will be struggling to get their games finished before 5 p.m. The Marauders will open up their season Friday, Sept. 10 at the new field behind PMSS with an exhibition game against Sands Secondary School.

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September 5 ❚ There is a sunflower contest at the Osprey Village Farmers Market. They have children’s and adult’s categories, prizes in each. Judging on the grassy knoll at 1. Take in a floral demonstration by Verde Flower and Plant Design at 1:30. Osprey Village is at the south end of Bonson Road in Pitt Meadows. September 7 ❚ Hell With The Bell Breakfast: Join the retired teachers of SD42 who will be celebrating the first day of school at the HWTB buffet breakfast at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre at 10 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 7. The centre is located at 12150 224th Street, Maple Ridge. At the breakfast, news of upcoming events for the 2010-2011 year will be shared. The cost of the breakfast is $10. Newly retired teachers can attend for free. Please RSVP to Don Sears at 464-3886 or donsears@telus.net. September 7 ❚ Maple Ridge Choral Society begins a New Season of Song with registration on Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and first practice from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Haney Presbyterian Church at 11858 216th Street in Maple Ridge. All voices welcome. Contacts: Dennis at 4658038 or Jerry at 463-0760. September 7 ❚ The 14th Annual Zajac Women’s Golf Tournament will be held at Meadow Gardens Golf Course at 19675 Meadow Gardens Way in Pitt Meadows. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Zajac Ranch for Children. The entry fee is $250

per golfer and includes green fee, power cart, tee gift, breakfast, lunch and banquet dinner. Contact Parisa at 739-0444 or info@zajac.com for more information. September 10 ❚ New Creations Art Gallery & Studios, 22409 McIntosh Ave., hosts an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. for a new exhibit featuring the paintings of mother and daughter Lea Sevcov and Dorothy Sevcov, and the carvings of Lynn McIntosh. Lea and Dorothy are both accomplished painters who work in a variety of media and whose works run the gamut from realistic landscapes to abstracts. The show is supplemented by Lynn’s unique and original carvings. The show will run from Sept. 1 to 30. September 11 ❚ Haney Farmers Market celebrates tomatoes with a cooking demonstration presented by chef Nathan Hyam at 10:30. Take the taste test. Taste what vine ripened means. See the varieties of heirlooms available. The market is overflowing with freshly picked fruit and produce from our own Fraser Valley and the Okanagan. Memorial Peace Park on 224th St. September 11 ❚ The people of St. George’s Anglican Church want to hear the stories of its neighbours. Come for a hot dog barbecue between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. September 11 ❚ Join Family Education and Support Centre and the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies at the Diversity Health Fair on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre (12150 - 224th Street) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can learn about healthy cooking and lifestyles, take part in fitness classes, tap their foot to ethnic music, watch cultural dancers, speak with health care professionals or sample ethnic foods. Come out and enjoy! To learn more, call Angie at 476-

2447 or email angie@hipstrategic.com. September 12 ❚ This is the second to last market at Osprey Village. Come down and fill out the survey. Tell what you want for 2011. While you are here, learn about heritage tomatoes, take the taste test – see what vine ripened means. Join in on our community Fitness at the Market. Osprey Village Farmers Market is at the south end of Bonson Road in Pitt Meadows from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 15 ❚ We s t v i e w S e c o n d a r y wants to expand their current sports program in the upcoming school year, so that more students can play sports. The school is appealing to parent volunteers to help manage teams, drive to events or just be at the gym during practices. This will allow our coaches to have more time to coach. No experience is necessary. If you are interested, please be our guest at dinner Wednesday, Sept 15 at 6.30 p.m. at the school. Any amount of volunteer time you have will make a big difference in the life of our students. Email your response or questions to wsspac@ yahoo.com. September 18 ❚ The Maple Ridge Public Library celebrates Eid from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eid marks the end of Ramadan on the Muslim calendar. This celebration is a time for coming together as a community, and renewing friendships and family ties. Learn about another culture, see calligraphy demonstrations, taste delicious food and have a good time. No registration necessary. For more information, please call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417.

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE STAVE FALLS BLIND SLOUGH DAM Monday, August 30, 2010 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dewdney Trunk Road over the Stave Falls Blind Slough Dam will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic while BC Hydro tests the gantry crane that is used to raise and lower the spillway gates to modify the water level of the Stave Lake Reservoir. The Hayward Street crossing of the Ruskin Dam will be open to traffic during these closures.

Monday, August 23, 2010 to Friday August 27, 2010 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Road closures of short duration will occur while the crane is operating this week. When required, traffic control personnel will direct alternating single lane traffic. BC Hydro recognizes the inconvenience this may cause and will complete the work as safely and efficiently as possible. We appreciate your patience during this construction. For more information about this project, visit bchydro.com/closures, call BC Hydro Community Relations at 1 800 663 1377 or email LMSC.communityrelations@bchydro.com.

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September 4 ❚ Do you have Maple Ridge’s tallest sunflower? Or one with the biggest head? Bring it to the Haney Farmers Market at 10:30 a.m. Two categories! Two prizes! Garibaldi Art Club has painting demonstrations all morning. Rob Kroeker, Graham and Carly entertain. Memorial Peace Park on 224th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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6508

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BBY, 2 BR Apt, cls to school and Lougheed Mall, newly reno’d kitch & bath, N/s, N/p, Avail Sept 1, $1150/mo. Call 604-420-7023.

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office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261 POCO, 3 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg. Coin laundry. $1100/mo incls heat & light. Sept 1. N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562

PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 BR + den, concrete bldg, 2 full baths. F/p, in-suite w/d, h/wd flrs, granite counters, S.S. applis, 2 u/grd prkg, gym. No pets. Ocean & mountain view! $1,875/mo + util. Avail Sept 15. 604-469-9261

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

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

AUTOMOTIVE Domestic

9160

1999 MERC. Cougar, Auto, 169,000 km, black, steering rack replaced, new rear struts, all fluids serviced, BCAA checkapproved, $3995 obo. info@gerrysauto.com or 604-826-0519. 2006 PONTIAC Pursuit, 4 dr, fully loaded, blue, lady driven, 48,000 km, $8,000. Call 604-837-1664

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

2 HOUR

Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

Sports & Imports

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $12,500. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128

9173

1992 PONTIAC transport V6, 7 seats, air care, good shape, lady driven, runs great! $1200 604-504-7152

9515

Boats

1999 PRINCECRAFT Pro 16.6ft, w/trlr, 75hp Evinrude, ready for fishing. $16,000..604-823-7161

9522

RV’s/Trailers

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 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

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

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

1984 CAMPERVAN, AWNING, 4 burner stove, oven, fridge, toilet, CD player. Excellent cond. $4500 obo, call 604-721-0344 1989 GLENDALE 20’ M/H, 350, 136k, good cond, f/s, oven, bath, slps 4-6. $5000, 604-853-8825 1999 JAYCO 5th Wheel, 33 ft, 2 slides, air, w/d, b/i vac, loaded. $15,000 obo. 778-298-4729

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 9160

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Sports & Imports

2000 HYUNDAI Tiberon SE, 5 spd, 130K, air cared, $3500. D9921 Abbots 604-855-6522 2004 TOYOTA ECHO, 4 dr, 5 spd manual, burgandy, 95k, clean, $4750 Firm. 604-538-9257 2010 KIA RIO 4 door sedan, 5 speed manual trans, 5000 km, silver. $6700 firm 604-329-6225

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

COQ West, 3 BR Semi-detached hse, 2.5 baths, lam/tile flrs, garage, wd/dw, pets ok, very clean, f/back yrd, nr schl/L’heed Mall/ Superstore, Oct 1, $1400 + util, 604-219-2902, 778-285-9302.

6540

Houses - Rent

3BR HAMMOND $1500 Spotless Fresh paint Fenced yard Garage 778-385-9152 Avail.now

6540

Houses - Rent

6565

Office/Retail Rent

RESTAURANT in Maple Ridge downtown, fully equipped, ready to open, was lic. for 43 seats, for lease. 604-462-8164 or 339-5899

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-35

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

1 BR ground level, near all ammens, share wd, np, resp. person, $500, 778-388-7477 M. RIDGE West & Central, share kitchen/bath/wd nr bus np cable utils WiFi incl $500 778-893-2750

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1BR/DEN 5MIN walk to WestCoast & GldnEars, n/s prof, Sept1, w/d, util&cable 950/mth 604- 897-6007 2 BR, Lrg, Queensboro, N. West, avl now, gas f/p, lrg patio/yrd. Nr bus. $850. NS/NP. 604-524-9247

BBY, UPPER Deer Lake. 5 BR, 2 lev, 2 baths, 5 appl, big deck, garage. $2700/mo. By BCIT/Metrotown. NS/NP. 604-897-9841 COQ, COMO LAKE. 3 BR mn flr, big patio, big yd, small garage, w/d, Avail Oct 1, $1300 + % utils. 604-939-6765 WEST MAPLE RIDGE 1/3 acre 1600SQft 2 plus recrm/3rd bedrm.450 sqft deck 2009Renos $1220 and 2/3 utils.Sept.1st Non smkg quiet 604 625 2555

2005 CHALLENGER 32’ 5th whl. 3 slides, island kit. Generator. only 3ks $34,500. 604-826-7691 BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2011 BIGFOOT Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024. www.rosmanrv.com ONLY 500KM. ’05 25’ Terry Ltd Ed, T/T w/slide wlk around queen bd. $16,900 obo. 604-858-2467 Chwk

6602

POCO, RANCHER 2 BR & Den, reno’d, fenced yrd. $1400. 1 year lease. NS/NP. 604-657-6448

5 BR den 3 bath 2 kit house, A/C, alarm, garage, new floors/paint/ roof, $2200+util. 3 bd, den main floor $1400+70% util or 2 bd gr lvl suite $850+30% util. Near Golden Ears Bridge. Avail now. np/ns. 604-466-1216 BBY N., bright 1 BR bmnst, above grnd, priv ent, granite flrs, all appls, N/s, N/p, $850/mo incls utils, Avl Sept 15. 604-299-2448 COQ LANSDOWNE New 2 BR Bsmt Ste, 1bth, $850 incl ½ elec, lndry + cbl, np/Ns. Cls to Coq Cntr. Avail Now. 604-468-4450

Suites/Partial Houses

8073

Drainage

8155

Landscaping

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

Electrical

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

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

No job too big. No job too small. We keep it simple. • Full Yard Cleanup • Pruning trees, shrubs & hedges the proper way! • Planting Plan & Full Installation • Retaining walls, walkways & bed edging • Patio, Deck & Water Features • Fence Removal & Installation • Pressure Washing

BBY, NORTH. 2 BR bsmt, $875 incl utls. nr transit. Av now. Ns/np, 604-298-7781 or 778-855-8871

BBY, SOUTH. Newer 1 BR, f/bath. No w/d, ns/np. $700/mo incl hydro/cbl. 604-527-7793

BBY, SOUTH Slope. Clean 2 BR bsmt. $800/mo incl hydro/cable. Ns/np, no laundry. 778-867-9715 COQ 2 yr old, all amens, skytrain, Mall, 1 BR + work space, 6 appls, 9 flr w/view, prkg, gym, $1130, N/s, N/p, Oct 1. 604-519-8537 COQ LRG 1 BR + Office, n/s, w/d, $850 incls utils, cbl & net, nr SFU. 778-786-8012 COQ. NICE, quiet, top flr, reno’d 3 BR, f/p, w/d, N/p, N/s, $1100/mo + 1/2 utils. immed. 604-809-9850 LRG 2 BDRM +DEN, 2 BTHRM bsmt suite. $1000 + 1/3 Utilities. Sm pets ok. Avail Sept 1. Call 604-312-4829.

8105

MISSION, 1BDRM bsmt ste on quiet cul-de-sac near U.F.V. Walking distance to transit. $700/mth + damage deposit. Inclds d/w, f/s, w/d, cble and utils. Avail Sept 1st. 778-828-6475

8185

Moving & Storage

MOVERS & STORAGE South American Van Lines Ltd.

• Local • Long Distance • International • Overseas

Senior & Student Discounts Up to 20%

FREE Boxes • FREE Storage

Insured & Bonded Toll Free Local

AFFORDABLE MOVING

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

Gutters

Handyperson

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

SFU BSMT. 2 big bdrms,1 full bthrm. Full size in suite lndry. Close to transit, Lougheed mall. 5 min to SFU. Sept 15. $1100. 604 808-2274

Adams Yard & Tree Services: Topping, Hedges, Lawns, Pruning etc. Adam 778-899-4162

8175

Masonry

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BDRM + den Rowhome in Osprey Village, Pitt Meadows. Only 1 yr old. $1500 / mo avail now. n/s Great river views! 604-715-2418 M. RIDGE, Brookside Gardens. 3 BR T/H’s, pets ok, new flrs/paint, Sept 15/Oct 1, 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, $815/mo quietfamily complex, no pets. Avail Now, Call 604-464-0034

Check the Rental Section

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

#1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 30 yrs exp. Summer Specials. Int/ Ext. Power Washing. 604-891-9967 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005

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

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

STONE WORK Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone. 604-603-2576 tymerstonework.com

TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

dave abbott

TILE& STONE free estimates installation and repairs

778.808.5912

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Call 604-218-3064

Haney Home Improvement

Kitchens Bathrooms Laminate Tiling Drywall Decks

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000 LIC’D PLUMBER, registered & insured. Installations/renos/hw tanks. Good rates! 604-789-3922

Steve 604-476-9393

8250

Roofing

#1 Roofing Company in BC

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

8240

* QUALITY BRICKWORK *, Cult Stone Tile Repairs. Reas Rates. 35 yrs exp. Mike 604-328-7974

Need a Gardener?

WESTWOOD PLAT, 2 large BR bsmnt stes, $850/mo + 1/3 hydro, f/s, w/d, N/s, N/p, Avl immed. BLUE MTN & Austin, 2 BR bsmnt ste, 4 appls, N/p, N/s, $740/mo incls hyd. 604-649-8909

Moving Out?

FREE ESTIMATES

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

8130

POCO DESIREABLE 1 BR grnd lev ste, 900sf, 5 appls, gas f/p, elec base brd heat, lrg kitch & BR, priv entry, cov patio, south facing, near transit. NS/NP. $875 incls utls. Avail Sep 1. 604-941-5928

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless 604-219-6944 We cover the HST

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

POCO. 2 BR in character home. F/bath, gas f/p, sh’d w/d, lrg deck, h/wd floors. $1,150/mo incl hydro/ cbl/’net. Oct 1. N/s. 604-339-9278

1 to 3 Men

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

www.affordablemoversbc.com

8125

POCO 1 BR, tile h/w flrs, own w/d, nr all ammens, n/s, n/p, $750 incls utils, Avail NOW. 604-942-7109

Sept 1st $1050 604-322-0180

778-838-1275

Flooring/ Refinishing

Suites/Partial Houses

MAPLERIDGE 2 br+den, 1500sf

Landscape Technician & Cert. Arborist

Lawn & Garden

6602

reno’d soundproof, ldry ns, pet ok,

1-877-964-4490

8160

Suites/Partial Houses

MAPLE RIDGE 1200 sf luxury ste, upper flr newer timber style home loft design, 1 - 2 br. vaulted 15 ft ceilings, granite, jacuzzi, river views, lrg deck, satellite, /net, furn w/antiques. Immed. Ref’s $975. 604-657-7945

Please call Sherry

604-992-6654

6602

N. WEST. 8th Ave/2nd St. Reno’d 1 BR, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $725 incl util. Suits 1. Sept 1. 604-450-2302

HOME SERVICES

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

8080 2006 CHEV Uplander, 70k kms, 3.5 litre eng, 1 yr warr, dark grey. $12,500 obo. 604-575-8003

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

Apt/Condos

Vans

(604) 209-2026

604-761-7175

6508

COQ, MUNDY Park. lrg 2 BR, lower lvl, 5 appl, carport. $995 incl util. Ns/Np, Sep 1. 604-291-2090

MISSION – 3 BDRM, 5 APPLIANCES + FIREPLACE

9125

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

Find one in the Home Services section

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

8255

Rubbish Removal

Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal Take your junk away same day. Call for rates 778-892-4515 JUNK REMOVAL Household junk, appls, garage & yard clean up. 604-783-2395


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