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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 A village treelighting celebration encompassed the community Sunday night.

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Sather elated James is gone? NDP leader’s style was cited as one of the reasons 13 MLAs wanted her to resign.

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Michael Sather was not happy with Carole James leadership, and his opposition to her leadership along with that of 12 of his colleagues seems to have precipitated her departure as leader of the provincial New Democratic Party. Sather said he supported a statement by Vancouver MLA Jenny Kwan last week that said there was a “clear lack of direction under the leadership of Carole James.” Kwan said many people were “shocked” at how decisions were being made, and that issues were coming out in the press without caucus knowing about them. James announced her resignation on Monday. “I have always believed in putting the common good ahead of personal gain,” James said, adding the choice had come down to resigning as leader, or forcing 13 dissident MLAs – including Sather – out of her caucus. “The NDP cannot present itself as a government in waiting with all of this infighting,” she added, saying the dissidents were not willing to give in. James’ announcement came the day after a high-stakes showdown with 13 dissident MLAs was cancelled, a move couched as an opportunity to give both sides more time. James served as leader of the B.C. NDP for seven years. Sather was not available for comment by the TIMES’ press deadline.

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Entertainment in the Memorial Peace Park bandstand helped kick off the Christmas festivities in Maple Ridge on Saturday night. In addition to the Christmas in the Park festivities starting at 4 p.m., thousands were drawn downtown for the traditional Santa Claus Parade that wove through the core.

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Santatouchesdown The annual Santa Claus Parade drew a record number of floats this year. by Teija Beck

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Good weather and a new live-action nativity scene helped bring thousands of people out to the annual Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade Saturday night. “Overall it went very well, we’re very happy with it,” said Dianne Enns, who has been the parks and publicity chairperson of the Christmas

Festival Society for the past at 4 p.m., was enjoyed by three years. roughly 600 children. “The dry weather brings out a “By the time the parade had lot of people.” started [at 6 p.m.], we were The Maple Ridge Christmas pretty much out of crafts,” Enns Festival is put on in Memorial said. Peace Park by the Christmas This year’s subsequent Santa Festival Society, a non-profit Claus Parade had 57 floats in it, the most ever. dedicated to Last year, the organizing this “The dry weather parade had 55 yearly event. brings out a lot of floats, whereas The usual comtypical enrolplimentary hot people.” ment in previchocolate and Dianne Ennes ous years was popcorn were around 40 floats. popular with Enns has been pleased by visitors, with about 1,500 bags the increase in floats in the last given out, Enns said. couple of years, and noted the Food wasn’t the only popular parade ran smoothly, with only attraction at the festival – the a few minor stalls. kids’ craft area, which opened

New this year to the festival was a nativity scene featuring actors and four live animals. The Burnette Fellowship organized this exciting new addition, and it was a hit with visitors of all ages, Enns said. Enns estimated about 10,000 people came out to watch the parade and 2,000 people participated in the activities inside the park, similar attendance to last year’s festival. MCs Peter Tam and Nigel Tucker helped introduce musical acts, which included local choirs singing Christmas favourites, and helped judge the floats. The winning floats were being decided Monday night.

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Firefighters will be asking for donations for two local causes on Saturday, Dec. 11. Left to right, from the Maple Ridge Fire Department, are assistant fire chief Timo Juurakko, captain Jim Sinclair, and firefighters Kevin Barrett and Jordan Delmonico.

Seven Pitt Meadows businesses will be receiving Green Star Business Awards from the City at tonight’s meeting. In an effort to encourage local businesses to go green, the City of Pitt Meadows launched the awards program. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

Hitting a jackpot A recent Las Vegas casino night netted big dollars for Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. What started as one person’s idea of a fun event turned into an incredible fundraiser, attracting more than 225 people and raising more than $100,000 for the cause. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

Canoers get loot As part of $4.7 million being given out by the province to sports organizations, Kayak BC and Canoe Racing BC in Maple Ridge will receive $136,130 for local athlete training and development. “This funding will allow our local canoe and kayak clubs to provide high-quality programs that will continue to support athletes,” said Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton. “Investing in these types of sport programs helps to train the next generation of Canadian athletes.” • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Firefighters continue giving tradition Firefighters will be stationed around the community on Dec. 11, asking for donations. by Troy Landreville

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On Saturday, Dec. 11, firefighters from the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows fire departments will be “shaking their boots” for a pair of local charities. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day, the firefighters will position themselves at nine locations, from the Pitt River Bridge to east Maple Ridge at 240th Street and Dewdney Trunk Road. They will be collecting toys, food

and funds, which will be donated emy firefighters annually lend their to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows time to help local families. Christmas Hamper Society and Over the past seven years, they Friends In Need Food Bank, both have raised more than $100,000, of which care for financially disin addition to toys and food. advantaged families Maple Ridge fire at Christmas time department captain “It’s a worthwhile and year around. Jim Sinclair said thing and they In Maple Ridge the event has been the locations are very successful believe in it.” Save-On-Foods over the years, in Jim Sinclair (both locations), giving the local Safeway, Coopers charities the “buyFoods, Haney Place Mall (south ing power” they need to help famcentre mall entrance), and Valley ilies in need through the Christmas Fair Mall (London Drugs). season and into the new year. Firefighters for Families first hit Sinclair said firefighters will the streets in 2002 with both local make time to help out with the fire departments calling in all their Firefighters for Families fundraiser. troops to volunteer their time. “It’s a worthwhile thing and they On call, career and youth acadbelieve in it,” Sinclair said. “We all

work in the community and we’re all part of it, so it’s really important to us.” “You have probably all heard the expression ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ with the basic meaning that raising a child sometimes is a communal effort and that the responsibility lies not only with the parents, but also with the extended family and in some cases, the community,” said Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Hamper Society chair Tom Cameron. “Children in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be safe this Christmas season and the coming months as they will not feel the pain of hunger or sadness of a bleak Christmas due to community donations.”

Pitt firefighters collect Christmas cheer, too With the weather this holiday season expected to be very cold and families struggling to make ends meet, the Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service want to encourage everyone to give toys and food to people in their community. The firefighters will be out on Saturday in Pitt Meadows, accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be located outside the

Meadowtown Signature Liquor store, Superstore, and Starbucks and the IGA in Meadowvale. All food items will go to the Friends In Need Food Bank, which operates out of a depot in Maple Ridge, and the Grace Community Church on Harris Road. All toy donations will be given to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

If anyone wishes to give cash donations then that amount will be divided up evenly between the two charities. “Our goal, as always, is to support the members of our community and surpass contributions made last year,” said assistant fire chief Brad Perrie. “With this year being hailed as ‘colder than normal’ we encourage residents to support those in need,” he said.

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Santa visits the square The second annual Christmas in the City celebration Friday attracted 700 people Pitt Meadows celebration. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

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With caroling, hot cider, lighting the Christmas tree and, of course, a visit from the big guy himself along with the missus, the Christmas season has officially begun in the City of Pitt Meadows. On Friday evening, 700 people joined the second annual Christmas in the City festivities at Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Spirit Square in a horse-drawn carriage and children were able to visit with them and take pictures. Christmas caroling was provided Maria Rantanen/TIMES by ShowStoppers Academy and the Brothers Ethan Jupp (left), six, and Tristan Jupp, three, joined MORE RCMP choir, while Zachary Golab, three, and Kaia Golab, seven, on a throne PHOTOS Click and Clown made from snow in Spirit Square on Friday. ONLINE entertained the kids. Once again this year, Bruce Waugh made a snow ized by the Pitt Meadows snow from Pitt Meadows Community Foundation sculpture of a throne in an Arenas was brought to with support from the City ice forest. Spirit Square, and carver of Pitt Meadows. The event was organ-

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In an effort to make the roads safer this holiday season, the local police force has increased roadblocks as part of its Christmas CounterAttack program. Residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows should expect roadblocks every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at least, said traffic Cpl. Dale Somerville. This holiday program started on Friday, Dec. 3, and police set up a number of checks in different areas of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, Four people were caught and dealt with that night, with one caught early Saturday morning. Two people have now been

suspended from driving for three months due to over-consumption of alcohol, along with one other who refused to submit to a breath test. This results in the same penalties as a fail reading. Their vehicles have also been impounded for 30 days. A fourth driver was found to be under the influence of an illegal drug and another was in possession of pepper spray and a police baton, which are both prohibited weapons. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Somerville from Ridge Meadows RCMP Traffic Services said, “Expect to be stopped while driving on our roads this Christmas season. Our goal is to make our roads among the safest in the world, and taking drinking drivers off of them will go a long way to accomplishing that feat.”

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A clear crisp wintry eve set against a backdrop of the Fraser River with twinkling Christmas lights made for a “perfect” setting for the third annual Osprey Christmas treelighting celebration in Pitt Meadows Sunday. “I was happy with it. It was a good evening, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and the quaintness was there,” said Hody Lye, one of the event organizers. Lye, who owns a massage therapy business in the Osprey village, was pleased to see about 300 people again come out for the seasonal soiree. In attendance was a mix of neighbours from the adjoining Mosiac residential development, as well as a growing number of other people from outside Osprey Village who wanted to be part of what Lye called a more traditional, quaint Christmas celebration. The event is expected to keep growing in popularity, but Lye said she hopes it doesn’t grow too much. “We want to keep it quaint.” For more than two hours, the retail sector of the village was abuzz with Christmas music, the chatter of families

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Cookies were among the food being handed out free to families at Osprey Village Sunday night. Roxanne Hooper/TIMES

The third annual Osprey Village treelighting ceremony Sunday night drew several hundred neighbourhood residents, as well as other residents of the community, together for a dose of Christmas spirit and cheer.

mingling, the occasional dog barking, and frequent hohohos from the jolly elf known as Santa. He stopped in for a visit and pictures with the kids. There were children’s crafts, free treats, and a concession for guests to partake in. But much of the time was spent socializing leading up to the finale, which included the singing of a few Christmas carols, including O’ Christmas

Tree, before the switch was thrown and countless strings of colour lights came on from top to bottom of Osprey’s 15-foot Christmas tree. It was definitely a family event, with hundreds of children – from just weeks old all the way up to teens – bundled up against the cool weather. Many were rosy cheeked and a little tired by the time the Christmas tree in the centre of

the village was lit at 6:30 p.m. Elated with the results, Lye said the hope for next year will be to plant a permanent evergreen (Christmas) tree that can grow with the Osprey Village. As well, with the impending completion of the neighbourhood’s community centre, organizers are tossing around ideas of holding a craft fair or maybe a winter market to enhance the experience.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Fundraising

Students give up gifts to save albino class pet

A classroom guinea pig has stolen the hearts of students at Harry Hooge Elementary. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

Kelly Pieterse’s Grade 6/7 class at Harry Hooge Elementary made a tough choice this holiday season: receive presents from their classroom “secret Santa” or save the life of the class pet. In the end, the choice was a “no-brainer,” and the class will collect the money to send Snowball, the albino guinea pig, for a life-saving operation to remove two cysts in her abdomen. “We had to make a pretty big choice,” Pieterse said. Snowball arrived in the classroom in October, and the students thought she was pregnant as she had been living in a cage with male guinea pigs. However, when her gestational period – which is usually 59 to 70 days for a guinea pig – ended, the class realized something else was going on. Pieterse took Snowball to the Alouette Animal Hospital last Tuesday on a professional day, and on Wednesday, she had to break the news to the class: Snowball needed an operation or she would not live very long. The class had to either come up with the money to pay for the operation or let nature take its course, Pieterse said. In order to save Snowball, she suggested the students forgo their secret Santa presents, which are usually about $5 in value, and instead put the money toward Snowball’s operation. And that was the route the students decided to go. “It seemed like a no-brainer,” Pieterse said. One student pointed out during the discussion, they would have helped out a sick classmate, and Snowball was like one of the class. The experience has taught the students to pull together as a group, and to learn some valuable lessons, the teacher said. “They learn to sacrifice their own wants and needs.”

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Cassidy Hoogstins, Hannah Lynn and Austin Howcroft shower attention on Snowball, their classroom pet. It also gave the class the opportunity to think about dying and letting go, said Austin Howcroft, a student in Pieterse’s class who donated the guinea pig to the class. Howcroft lives on a farm and has seen his share of animals getting sick and dying – the family once lost their all rabbits to a disease. Snowball became an instant hit in the classroom when she arrived in October, Howcroft said, because she likes humans and never bites. “It was love at first sight,” he said. “Instead of (Snowball) being a responsibility, it was a hobby.” Grade 7 students Cassidy Hoogstins and Hannah Lynn

consider Snowball a part of the class. When asked to write why they should save Snowball, Lynn wrote that “she gives us love and happiness so in return we should save her life.” Howcroft wrote that Snowball is part of the classroom, and “without her it would be empty and bare – it just wouldn’t be the same.” Snowball should be getting her operation within the next couple weeks, Pieterse said, and she will spend Christmas with her to recover in a quiet place. Hopefully, in the new year, Snowball will be fully recovered and can go home on the weekends with the students.


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Gambling on better awards I’m not sure what’s more amazcrats for winning the Increasing ing: the cabinet minister in charge Environment Safety Through Autism of provincial gambling “congratulatExpense Reduction Award. ing” the BC Lottery Corporation for We know that education has been a major target for the current provinits delivery of its sin service, or the cial government. fact that the BCLC actually won an We know it, because they keep international award for the “safe telling us how much money they are environment” it has created in which Bob adding to the budget – which still to fleece the gambling addicts of this Groeneveld hasn’t caught up to the slashing and province. burning they administered when they Let’s not forget that the “safe” Odd Thoughts first took over. gambling environment created by No doubt new Education Minister BCLC includes the wonderful and Margaret MacDiarmid would appreciate a chance amazing Internet gaming opportunity that had to congratulate her minions on receiving the to be quickly shut down this summer because it Safe Educational Environment Achieved Through had apparently been released in too great haste. Learning to Do More With Less Award. Indeed, it may have been a “safe” gambling It’s a toss-up as to whether the award could be environment, but the insecure computer environsponsored by the BC School Trustees Association ment meant that “gamers” (they’re not gamblers or the BC Teachers Federation. anymore, did anyone notice the shift away from Perhaps the one who loses out on that opporthat traditionally negative connotation?) were tunity could take up the slack by presenting the gambling that hackers wouldn’t reduce their net Improving Education Through School Closures worth to negative numbers. Award. And they won the Responsible Gaming Award The BC Federation of Labour could afford the – plus cabinet minister Rich Coleman’s congratuMinister of Labour an opportunity for congratulations – for that. lations by presenting the Responsible Employer In light of all that, I want to propose some other awards that our politicians and bureaucrats Award, to recognize all the employers who continue to pay their employees the lowest could add to their list of accomplishments. minimum wage in Canada. A gold star could be Perhaps the Autism Society of B.C. would be added to the trophy for those who don’t believe interested in sponsoring a special award recog$8 per hour is low enough, and use every oppornizing the provincial government’s highly suctunity to pay the $6 per hour “training” wage. cessful policy of aiding autistic children by disHere’s one that all of B.C.’s political parregarding their needs and reducing funding for ties should be able to agree on right now: the special education. Responsible Leadership Award, presented to As autistic children tend to feel uncomfortable party leaders who wait until their political parin unfamiliar surroundings, the lack of special ties are practically destroyed before letting go the attention could no doubt be interpreted as a reins of power. “safe” environment. Right now it’s tough to pick a winner. Is it Then perhaps Children and Family Gordon Campbell or Carole James who is the Development Minister Mary Polak could have an opportunity to congratulate her coterie of bureau- more deserving?


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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Maple Ridge

Tax man has cometh

Jennifer Turner, email

[Another letter on this topic online at: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Opinion”]

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ability of him, considering putting his name forward for the Liberal leadership, there is no need to slander him. Others can testify that Marc will go the second mile in helping constituents of any or no political stripe in dealing with bureaucratic red tape or obtaining other help from government offices. We need more good people like him in the political world, those who really care about the running of a province or country without purely political gain in view.

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With regard to the most recent letter from Wayne Clark about Marc Dalton, I would like to respond to such unkind words against him. No matter what people say about Marc as an MLA, I have known him on a personal level for quite a few years, and have found him to be a man of good character, integrity and kindness, one who keeps his word and stands for that which is true. He also has a high standard of morality. I am personally grieved that such a person should be spoken of with disrespect. However, anyone feels about the advis-

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Once again the silly season is upon us and the traditional exotic dancer bashing has begun in ernest. The generous and selfless effort to raise and donate large amounts of legal tender to help make needy children’s lives a little better is as always trashed and belittled by the judgemental pious self-righteous prudes that live amongst us. Many of these people probably respect and support the various politicians that make the laws and policies that keep 121,000 of B.C.s children in grinding perpetual poverty, but god forbid someone working at a legal, highly paid profession daring to make and donate money to a wonderful cause. Ladies, I am sure there are more of us out here that truly appreciate you efforts for these needy children than not, and I am very sure that the children appreciate your generosity. Thank you ladies and the very best of the season to you all.

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This concept plan was prepared following a public consultation process by Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services for the City of Pitt Meadows. Prior to Lnalizing the concept plan, residents are invited to provide feedback in terms of their observations of the Master Plan Concept Plan by either Llling out a comment sheet at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre or visiting the City of Pitt Meadows web site, www.pittmeadows.bc.ca and forwarding comments to bmcleod@mapleridge.ca

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Charity

ieWe do see a snow plough once or twice a year and we do get the chipping program twice a year. You may not remember the Vancouver Sun articles of October 2008 entitled Big spenders and study bashes reckless city spending. This study ranked each municipality for spending growth verses population growth. In that study Maple Ridge spending grew by 53.6 per cent while our population grew by 32.9 per cent; all leading to one of the highest mill rates in the Lower Mainland. CTV 6 p.m. News item Dec. 2: public municipal workers earn 35 per cent more than the same job in the private sector. I have never seen wage increases like that, If only I was a municipal worker. You may recall an article seen in the local papers where I summarized Councillor Al Hogarth regarding tax subsidy. I wrote it costs $1.25 to deliver $1 worth of services to residential property. While the above items are a big part of the tax problem, they are not the main issue. The big problem is our lack of business tax dollars. Did you know that business amounts to only eight per cent of our tax roll but pays 27 per cent of the taxes and has no vote? The other 92 per cent of residential taxpayers pay the 73 per cent balance. What would happen to our residential taxes if business grew by 10 or 20 per cent? That growth would lead to new local jobs and lower taxes, with growing infrastructure. New shopping would keep more dollars in town. Prosperity may even grace our town. Maple Ridge may even become a city one day, like Pitt Meadows. What burns me is Maple Ridge always blows away every decent business idea that comes along. The Pelton project was the biggest and best opportunity ever. Now we have the Albion project on shaky ground with more planning ahead in 2011. When do we the residents get a break? Vote for change November 2011.

PARKING ADDITION

District [of Maple Ridge] taxes go up five more per cent [which passed the first three readings Monday, and is set for final approval next week.] In 2002, I began to keep track of our municipal tax increases and put it all on a spreadsheet. To date we have had a taxes paid increase in excess of 42 per cent. This is what happens when year after year tax increases are compounded. The services we have are minimal at best as we live out in the colonies east Maple Ridge. We have a septic system and municipal water that we pay almost $600 a year for.

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The Executive and members of Branch 88, Royal Canadian Legion, wish to thank the citizens of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for their generous support of our 2010 Poppy Campaign. Total revenue was very close to $53,000.00 - a record amount that will go directly to helping our Veterans and their families. The list of those who should receive special thanks is endless and includes all members of the Branch who volunteered to participate in the Poppy Campaign, our three Cadet Corps, all of the schools throughout School District 42, and the local businesses who allowed us to put poppy trays in their stores and offices. We also fully appreciate the very large attendances at both the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Cenotaphs on November 11th. Your strong and continuous support of our Veterans and their goals is amazing. Thank you so very much. Claire Pratt Poppy Chair.


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Trissanna’s encopresis is compounded by a physical disability that makes it difficult for the little girl to walk properly and perform required exercises. Her leg dislocates with unfortunate ease – which is why she can rotate her foot in unusual directions – requiring a family member to be on constant call. Last week, Trissanna banged her knee on a slide during recess. “That was it,” Sara said. “She couldn’t walk for the rest of the day.” Custom leg braces worth $5,000 are generously being donated soon by the local variety club. The braces – coloured a bright pink, at Trissanna’s request – should strengthen her ligaments and tendons, eventually allowing the child to walk normally and avoid surgery, Sara said. And though the braces will aid in Trissanna’s recovery, the family is still faced with a daily struggle to make ends meet. Sara covers the bare necessities for her and Trissanna with insurance money that is due to run

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Holiday Shopping Guide

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Holiday Shopping Guide Charity

The little food bank that could Canada Post employees will hold a food and toy drive this Saturday for Pitt Meadows’ needy.

Drop off a donation of new toys, non-perishable food, or a finance contribution for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society, Meadow Ridge Food Bank, or Friends In Need Food Bank with us:

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Every year Debbie Shepherd has a few extra Christmas cards that she doesn’t send out and over the years those unused cards have developed into larger stack. This year the Meadow Ridge Food Bank board member finally got an idea how to use them – she will put stamps on them and bundle them up into smaller piles and give them out with food and other items so clients accessing the Saturday food bank in Pitt Meadows can send cards to their loved ones. “If I can help just a little for even a few people, then I feel that’s what I’m supposed to do,” Shepherd said. The Meadow Ridge Food Bank has a postal theme going this year. In addition to giving away stamped Christmas cards, Shepherd’s postal carrier Susan Makinen will be doing a food and toy drive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Canada Post location on Lougheed

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Debbie Shepherd helps run the Pitt Meadows-based Meadow Ridge Food Bank that gives out food on Saturdays to about 50 families. Highway. Makinen has already been collecting items from customers along her route, including Christmas trees and lights. The Pitt Meadows-based food

bank has been running out of the “little white church” at Harris and Ford Roads for about two and a half years. Before that, it ran out of the former women’s centre.

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Vancity Pitt Meadows is also collectShepherd said a few years ago she recing gifts from its clients for the children ognized a need for a weekend food bank whose families use the Meadow Ridge in Pitt Meadows for people who were Food Bank. struggling to make ends meet. Donations to the food bank can be There are many people who use the made year round at the church hall on food bank who have Saturday morning between recently lost their jobs, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Or, Meadow Ridge Food anyone or who are the “working who wants to Bank helps many poor who fall through the donate can contact Debbie cracks,” Shepherd said. Shepherd at 604-463-0994. “working poor who Some people need to The Meadow Ridge Food fall through the choose between paying Bank issues tax deductrent and buying food, and ible receipts for monetary cracks.” sometime food is the lower donations. Debbie Shepherd priority. Donations of non-perish“This is my passion,” able food, Christmas toys, Shepherd said of her volunteer work. lightly used clothing, and toiletry items The Meadow Ridge Food Bank gets can be dropped off in the Canada Post donations from Save-On Foods in Maple parking lot at 20800 Lougheed Hwy. on Ridge and Fields in Pitt Meadows. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Maple Ridge Library

Offering more than just books From cookbooks to classic seasonal tales, public libraries get folks in the mood for the upcoming festivities. If it’s December, it must be Christmas! With Remembrance Day behind us and the snow beginning to fly, it’s time to start thinking of Christmas. Come to Maple Ridge Public Library and check out the wonderful variety of resources available to make this the most memorable Christmas ever. In our family, no Christmas is complete without Christmas music. If you want to make it a real Canadian Christmas, then check out Anne Murray’s Christmas Album. Murray sings such classics as Joy to the World, White Christmas, and Silver Bells, as well as more contemporary pieces such as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, and Blue Christmas. Looking for something a little different? Try The Gospel Christmas Project. This CBC recording is filled with the sweet sound of gospel and such great songs as The First Noel, Hallelujah Chorus and Little Drummer Boy. Looking for Christmas music for the kids? Check out Kidz Bop Christmas. Your family can join in and sing along to Rudolph, the RedNosed Reindeer, Feliz Navidad, and Frosty the Snowman. Or try Candles, Snow & Mistletoe by Sharon, Lois & Bram, as they sing The Twelve Days of Christmas or Mrs. Fogarty’s Christmas Cake. And speaking of cake .…There is nothing like the smell of Christmas baking. Looking for some new recipes to try? How about the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook? It’s perfect for all kinds of Christmas ideas — everything from decor-

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Maple Ridge librarian Susan Redmond has everything people need to get into the Christmas spirit. ating and entertaining essentials to holiday sparkle, with lots of tasty recipes. Or you can try the Christmas Cookbook: A Collection of Favorite Holiday Recipes from the editors of Martha Stewart Living. This book is a collection of the best of the best. continued on page A20...

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Music, films, children’s shows – the library has them all for free Are you tired of the same old Christmas decorations and recipes? Then 300 Ways to Make the Best Christmas Ever! is the book for you. This fabulous book is full of great ideas for decorations, along with amazing crafts and recipes for every kind of Christmas tradition. While you’re busy in the kitchen doing all your baking for Christmas, why not listen to some great Christmas books on CD? An Irish Country Christmas, which is Patrick Taylor’s delightful holiday update to the Irish Country series, returns to Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal O’Reilly and junior partner Barry Laverty are still practising their humorous brand of country medicine. The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus, a novel by Tim Slover, casts Santa Claus in a whole new light for readers. This inspiring Christmas tale skillfully weaves various popular Christmas fables (the story of Rudolph being a notable inclusion) into a fresh story that retains an air of a traditional folk tale while delivering an updated tweak on the familiar stories. And who can resist a Christmas tale filled with angels, miracles — and zombies? The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore is a little slice of perverse Christmas cheer that is guaranteed to make even the most cynical Christmas naysayer applaud. A Christmas tradition in our home is to gather round the television to watch Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in the not-to-be-missed White Christmas, which is available from Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) on DVD. Crosby and Kaye star as a song-and-dance team who travel to Vermont to put on a Christmas show at the inn owned by their old army general. Or if you’re looking for something with a little variety, why not take a look at the Christmas Entertainers DVD? Here are all your favourite holiday entertainers on one amazing DVD. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mel Torme and others sing all your favourite Christmas songs, and Bob Hope produces some hilarious holiday sketches. It wouldn’t be Christmas without Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol. There is an updated ver-

sion starring Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant and the wonderful Joel Grey. For the children in your life, the library has Christmas Television Favourites. This wonderful four-disc set has all the shows that children love to watch at Christmas time: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears a Who, The Year Without a Santa Claus and Rudolph’s Shiny New Year. These are but a few

of the wonderful programs included in this set. Are you looking for something to help you get into the holiday spirit? Come and spend an evening at Dreaming of a Grown-up Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 7-8 p.m. at Maple Ridge Library. Listen to Maple Ridge’s own Silvertone Choir and the telling of some Christmas-themed stories just for adults.

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TIMES’ sales representative Lisa Hickman led a group of Thomas Haney students in a zumba workout at the school’s Wake-a-thon, a fundraiser for building a school in Haiti.

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Thomas Haney students raised $3,500 out of $8,000 needed to build a Haiti school through the Free the Children organization. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

Almost 300 kids managed to stay awake all night to raise money for a school in Haiti – luckily they had a lot of activities to keep them entertained from zumba dancing to a Fear Factor-like competition. The Wake-a-thon, held from last Monday evening to Tuesday morning at Thomas Haney Secondary, raised about $3,500 towards building a school through the Free the Children’s Brick by Brick program. “It went awesome – it was so much

fun,” Stephanie Sihota, one of the key organizers, said a couple days after the event when she had caught up on lost sleep. The students, who were supervised by volunteer teachers, played intramural sports in the gym for a large part of the night, but they also had a hoedown, a DJ spinning discs, board and computer games, and the karaoke machine blared part of the night. The Zumba workout, led by TIMES’ advertising representative Lisa Hickman, was the best part of the evening, Sihota said. Hickman got the students excited about trying it out. For those too tired to stay awake or had to do sports the next day, there was a “pay for sleep” room, and a few teens apparently utilized the facility. Students at Thomas Haney will be fundraising all year with the goal of raising $8,000 for the new school in Haiti.

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December 7

❚ Join the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation for its Annual Christmas Tea from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Alouette dining room at the Ridge Meadows Hospital. The afternoon will include Christmas entertainment and complimentary refreshments. Patients, staff, friends, volunteers and donors are invited to share some Christmas cheer. RSVP to 604-463-1822.

December 8

❚ Ridge Meadows Seniors Society at Pitt Meadows will hold a Christmas Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at 12017 Harris Rd. (the recreation centre). Tickets are $17 and are available in the lounge.

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❚ The Downtown Maple Ridge BIA is holding its first annual Wrap It Up Downtown Maple Ridge from 5 to 9 p.m., a night of festive shopping to support local kids. You could win a $500 shopping spree. One night only of fantastic discounts and specials, hourly draws for gift baskets, gift certificates, etc. Festive music and live entertainment, Santa photos and gift wrapping, festive treats. One hundred per cent of ticket proceeds go to participating local kids charities. Visit www.downtownmapleridge.ca for a list of ticket sellers.

December 9 ❚ Ridge Meadows Ex-service Women’s Christmas luncheon will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion at 12101 224th St. in the Fireside Room. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and dinner is at 12 p.m.

December 9 ❚ Alouette Field Naturalists hold their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the seniors centre, 12150 224th St. All are

December 10 ❚ Come and join the Maple Ridge Public Library in celebrating Las Posadas, the traditional Spanish prelude to Christmas. Meet new people, enjoy the smells and tastes of the holiday season, listen to stories and learn about another culture and its wonderful traditions. No registration necessary. Call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417 for information.

December 11 & 12 ❚ Claire Louise Stephen and Rik Watson have made art calendars for 20 years, many of which have been fundraisers for various community groups. This year’s theme is angels, and 10 per cent of sales will go toward the Friends In Need Food Bank. Based on 12 paintings by Claire Louise Stephen, these calendars will be available at the Old Chicken Farm art and craft sale, 25812 Dewdney Trunk Rd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Claire Louise Stephen at 604-462-1399 or clairelouisestephen@shaw.ca.

December 11 ❚ Dollie Wozniak continues her fundraising for the Canadian Diabetes Association to Conquer the Volcano 2011, with a Christmas Open House at 21909 Harkness Ct. in Maple Ridge from 10 a.m. to 3

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December 11 ❚ Canada Post employees will be collecting food and toys for the Meadow Ridge Food Bank at the Canada Post parking lot at 20800 Lougheed Hwy. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 12 ❚ Maple Ridge Choral Society presents its annual Christmas in Song concert and carol singing starting at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 12145 Laity St. Tickets are $10. For more information, call Dennis at 604-465-8038.

December 12 & 14 ❚ Emerald Pig Theatrical Society is holding auditions for Anne by Paul Ledoux on Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre in the arts workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre in the preschool room from 7 to 9 p.m. Cast Requirements: four females able to play ages 12 to 17; two females able to play age 60; one male able to play ages 13 to 18; one male able to play age 60. Bring a prepared monologue two to three minutes long.

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

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❚ The ACT is holding the SFU Philosophers’ Cafe in the Arts Centre and Theatre lobby at 7 p.m., 11944 Haney Place. Admission is by donation. The topic will be On the Good Life, with a guest moderator.

❚ A candle-lit Winter Celebration with reading and music will be presented by TIMES’ columnist Alan Woodland and a guest musician at 7.30 p.m. at Westacres Farm. Admission is by donation. For reservations, call 604-467-3162.

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p.m. Get those last minute Christmas items — fresh floral centrepieces, cookies and other goodies — and find out about nine home-based businesses, including Watkins All Natural Products, Tupperware, Fifth Avenue Jewelry, De la Bouche Specialty Foods, Northern Edge Flaxseed, Stave Garden Soap, Arbonne Skin Care Products, Pampered Chef and Party Lite. Show your support in the fight to end diabetes. For information call Dollie at 604-463-0886 or email her at dwozniak@ telus.net.

CAN STOP ME

❚ How many sleeps until Santa arrives? Come to the Maple Ridge Public Library for Christmas Countdown at 6:45 p.m. We have Christmas stories, songs and puppets! Enjoy an evening of storytime magic for the whole family. For more information, call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417.

welcome. Phone Duanne at 604-463-8743.

families who have recently received a diagnosis and have not yet applied for the tax credit. The meeting will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Hive at Eric Langton Elementary School. Please RSVP to Tracy.Hewgill@ rmacl.org or call 604-4678700, ext. 119.

Please give.

PADERNO

Information & dealers: 1-800-A-NEW-POT or www.paderno.com. Not all locations open Sunday. Quantities limited, please be early. Sale items may not be exactly as shown.


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

ALOUETTE ADDICTIONS SERVICES If you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol or drugs please call 604-467-5179 www.alouetteaddictions.org

Residential Support Workers

BACI seeks residential and day support workers for positions supporting individuals with disabilities to find employment & explore and be active members of their community. Ability and experience working with individuals with challenging behaviours, using positive behavior supports and alternate communication methods required. If you enjoy being active, are flexible, & want to make a difference in someone’s life, we would like to hear from you! NVCI & First-Aid/CPR required – can obtain upon hire. Competitive wages and great benefits. Please email resume & cover letter to: hr@gobaci.com

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The NOW has an immediate opening for an experienced Advertising Account Manager. Utilizing your strong outside sales experience, you will be responsible for: • the management and growth of an established territory • developing advertising programs for print and online • prospecting for new business • exceeding client expectations This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and to work under tight time-lines. Strong communication skills a must. The ideal candidate will possess: • previous advertising/media sales experience, or recent sales and marketing diploma • a track record of success • strong written and verbal communication skills • a willingness to work as part of a winning sales team • a valid BC drivers’ licence and reliable vehicle. Thank you to all applicants for their interest. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY with an Excellent Company! DAVIS GM in Lethbridge, AB is looking for an AUTOBODY TECHNICIAN to join their team. Please submit your resume to info@hire-standard.com or call Lorie at 403-394-2501. Looking for a Journeyman Plumber / Gas Fitter. Minimum 20 years experience in the field. Expertise in Custom Renovation/ Radiant Heating System/Gasfitting. Contact Richard Lock, 604-351-0874 MEADOW RIDGE PLUMBING & GAS

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TECHNICIAN REQUIRED. Bow Valley Ford, Canmore, Alberta. Great working conditions in a very busy shop with great rates & full benefits package. Contact Joe Hawkeye, 403-679-2270. Fax 403-679-2271. Email jhawkeye@bowvalleyford.com

Trades/Technical

WANTED JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Big Lakes Dodge, High Prairie, Alberta. Top Wages, excellent benefit package and working hours. Call Tim 780-523-5007 or Email: tim@biglakesdodge.com

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. If you’ve been looking for a home-based opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work. Qualified applicants receive training, support and monthly remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR CanScribe Career College offers one of the top Medical Transcription programs in Canada and we are seeking an onsite instructor to join our team. You will work under the direction of our Senior Academic Officer to help ensure the success of our student body. You take pride in your work and love helping people succeed. You have graduated from a recognized MT program and have at least 2 years’ experience working as an MT. QA and/or instructor experience is a definite asset. CanScribe offers a competitive salary, benefits, profit sharing, travel opportunities and an excellent working environment. Please email your resume with cover letter and salary expectations to jclarke@canscribe.com

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ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICE INC. is looking for experienced Drilling Rig, & Coring personnel for all position levels. Drillers, Coring Drillers $35. - $40.20.; Derrickhands $34., Motorhands $28.50; Floorhands, Core Hands, Helpers $24. - $26.40. Plus incentives for winter coring! Telephone 1-888-ENSIGN-0 (1-888-367-4460). Fax 780-955-6160. Email: hr@ensignenergy.com.

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1. Wainscot 5. Glasgow inhabitant 9. Rural Free Delivery (abbr.) 12. Dry 13. Digital transmitting device 15. Picasso’s mistress 16. City historically called Jassy 17. White poplar 18. Fevers associated with malaria 19. Reciprocal of ohm 20. A way of coursing 22. Chinese kingdom, 304-439 AD 25. At all times 26. Being the first or preliminary stage

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47. Fitted instrument container 48. River sediment 49. Lunacy 53. ___ Dhabi, Arabian capital 55. The size of a surface 56. Sacred Muslim shrine 60. Walking aid 62. Striker’s replacement 63. Sedate 64. Klu Klux __ 65. Language of the deaf 66. Consequently 67. Kill a dragon (var. spel.)

54. Two-toed sloth 57. Swiss river 58. Not small 59. Rapid bustling movement 61. Point midway between NE and E


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RIDGEBACK PUPS PB $600 no papers parents avail for viewing. Ph 604-842-7199

2 AKC registered Yorkie terriers jmdouglas001@gmail.com

DOBERMAN PUPS. Males. Tails/ears/dew claws done. Black/ tan. $1,500/each. 604-607-7433

CHRISTMAS LIGHT INSTALLATION Call Matt @ 604-726-7542

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com AMERICAN PIT BULL puppies $500, 9 wks, 2 male, 2 female, 1st shots, vet check 604-828-8819 www.thunderkennel.webs.com

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, shots, dewormed, parents to view. $550. 778-344-8280

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BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies, Male and Female, available January 4th. $1,200. Langley. 778-241-5504.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies, males, ready to go, dewormed, shots, $600. 604-792-9850 LAB X Husky pups, well mannered, indr trained, beautiful green eyes$350 Al 604-834-4300

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604-856-4889

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Pups, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed. $950. Chwk. 1-604-794-3561

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BICHON/SHIH ZU pups, view parents, 1 shot vet ck. rdy, Dec 15 dep req. $450.00 604 936 6604

KITTENS,10 WEEKS old to an approved home, 3 to choose from,604-823-0009 after 4:30 pm PERSIAN KITTENS white, silver, black & tri colours. Playful & ready $350 each. 604.615.4356

RAGDOLLS & Exotic X Kittens 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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MALTESE PUPPIES, family raised, first shots, $700/each. Call 604-945-7807

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

BLK LAB pups 2 M & 2 F, family raised ready Dec 11., vet checked $600. 604-991-4158 Chilliwack

YORKIE X PUPPIES Small size. Vaccinated. $575 to $675. 604-588-5195

BOXER - CKC registered. Flashy fawn male boxers. Champion dam. Top lines. Mom is pictured at boxerdog.ca/jewel. $975/each. Call 604-596-2090 or 604-614-0952 or 604-792-9003 BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 3 flashy brindle males, 1 reverse, chipped, wormed & shots, ready now, 604-987-0020

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OLDER TRAILS WEST horse trailer for sale. Asking $3000.00 Call and leave a message at 604-823-4804

AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL PUPS. Purebred, white, vetchecked, all shots, tails docked. $400. 604-858-5528

Appliances

CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. CKC Reg’d, M/F, hips & eyes clear, shots, dew claw removed, $1200. Ready Dec 18. Jim 604-454-8643

For Sale Miscellaneous

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GRAD DRESS ALERT!!

Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2011? 3 Dresses available! Only Worn ONE time. Will sacrifice @ 1/2 price from original price!! Original Total Value Paid $1250 + taxes. Size Small: Blue dress asking $75, Size 4: Red dress asking $275, and Size 6: Black dress asking $275, again only worn once, mint condition!!! Call or email for photos and info at: 604-880-0288 mandi_babi@hotmail.com Serious buyers only please!

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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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DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available).

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Apartments & Condos

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Apt/Condos

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We Will Take Over Your Payment Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees. Call Kristen today (604) 786 - 4663

STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length. Deposit holds for spring delivery. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422.

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PUREBRED BLUE HEELERS Australian Cattle Puppies. Have had 1st shots and de-wormed. Chilliwack. Call 604-512-7560.

Dogs

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Christmas dreams come true! see pages 16 & 17! Basketball

Sports

Marauders keeping eye on the prize

The Pitt Meadows Air Force team aims for the B.C. championships at the Langley Events Centre in March. by Troy Landreville

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The Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force recently had the team poster picture taken at the Langley Events Centre. Come mid-March, the Marauders hope to return to the centre, the site of the B.C. boys Triple A basketball championships. “We’re focused on that,” Marauders veteran head coach Rich Goulet said. And while the Marauders lost eight seniors – including 2010 B.C. tournament all-stars Mike Lewandowski and Spencer Evans – to graduation, Goulet believes this year’s team can make an impact on the uber-competitive provincial Triple A hoops scene. Goulet is in his 32nd year coaching PMSS boys basketball. Before that, he spent nine years guiding the St. Thomas More boys’ squads. Through the years he has led several teams to B.C. titles, including Pitt Meadows’ Double A squad in 1983, Triple A teams in 1989 and 2000, Troy Landreville/TIMES and St. Thomas More’s Double A entries Grade 12 students Malcolm Williams and Brett Snowball are among the leaders on the Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force senior boys basketball team. in 1975 and 1976. Last year’s powerhouse Marauders sen“You can never be happy falling short of want it in school, but they want it on ior boys squad, which placed fourth at the couple of years, from a health point of your goals, but fourth in B.C. is nothing to teams and they want to know that this is B.C. championships, will be a tough act to view, have not been that great, and to win a championship, everything’s got to take lightly,” Snowball said. “That’s big. something they can be involved in to be follow. go right. There is too much competition at There are so many teams in Triple A and successful. They don’t want to waste their By winning percentage, the 2009/10 this level.” coming fourth is huge.” time. Boys are boys; you work hard with version of the Marauders was the best in On paper, the Marauders have the fireWhen his high school basketball career them and they’ll work hard for you.” school history. They won 16 games in a comes to a close, Snowball says he’ll have Goulet said his first team at Pitt row, and went undefeated on home court, power to run with any Triple A team in the province, according to Goulet. fond memories of the experience. But Meadows didn’t win a game until a feat never before accomplished. “We are capable of playing hard-nosed, there’s a final chapter to write. Christmas. “Even when we won the B.C.s, we lost defensive, and we have enough weapons “Looking back on it, when you are “I’ve had years where we’ve won the more games,” Goulet said. “We’ve always to score,” Goulet said. older, anything that high [fourth], is really B.C. championship and I’ve had other been a team that preIn the most recent good,” he said. “But when you are comyears where we haven’t had a sniff of pares for the end of B.C. High School petitive and you’re in high school you anything,” he said. the season, so losing Boys Basketball always want first and that’s what we’re Goulet said this year’s Marauders team games during the Association rankings, going for.” has some talented players who possess season is part of the the Marauders didn’t Williams realizes others will be leaning a collectively strong work ethic. While process.” make the list of top on the graduating players for their leaderthe term “size matters” often applies to During the 65th 10 Triple A teams, ship this season. basketball, he hopes that won’t be the annual B.C. chambut were among the “We’re the Grade 12s,” he said, refercase this year. pionships, the last honourable menring to himself, Snowball, and others. “We “We’re not particularly big, so that will ever held at the tions. have to lead the young guys, show them be a factor,” Goulet said. PNE Agrodome, the Grade 12 guard the way, so there’s a bit more pressure “We’re bigger than some, but not parMarauders lost their Malcolm Williams this year, that’s for sure.” ticularly big for the Triple A level, but I final two games, was a member of Snowball said the team is starting to think we’re tough.” to Yale and Van TIMES’ files last year’s squad. He find its way. Expectations in the PMSS hoops proCollege, to finish Marauders Air Force coach Rich Goulet. hopes to once again “The first game was a little bit rocky; gram are to “always see how you match fourth. Goulet looks help the Marauders now we’re all flowing together, we all up in Triple A,” Goulet said. back on it with make it to the Promised Land, a.k.a. the understand how everybody plays, so it’s At the end of each season, he measures “knowledgeable disappointment.” B.C. tournament. just up from here.” his players’ performances both by their “You know, there were three guys, “The last couple of years, we’ve been Forty-two years, and teams, after he talent level that year and by what has maybe four, visibly limping on the court started coaching high school boys baskethappened in the past. by the last two games,” he said. “And you doing pretty well, going deep into the Fraser Valleys and the provincials, so ball\, Goulet is back for another winter of “The expectation is to win the [B.C.] know you can’t win unless your stars are there should be no reason why we patrolling the side court. Triple A [championship], or if that doesn’t at their best.” shouldn’t go back to where we were last Goulet said student athletes are much happen it’s how did you stack up that Leaning forward, Goulet rapped his year,” Williams said. the same, no matter the era. year?” Goulet said. knuckles on his office desk at PMSS. Grade 12 forward Brett Snowball said he “Kids want to have order and discipline “Did you not make the playoffs? Where “Touch wood, we are going to be fairly was satisfied with last year’s result. on teams,” Goulet said. “They may not healthy this year,” Goulet said. “The last did you finish in your league?”

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Flames win in shootout

The Ridge Meadows junior B team defeated the top-of-the-league Abbotsford Pilots on Friday. by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

It was a weekend of winning for the Ridge Meadows Flames hockey team who played two games and managed to emerge victorious from both. “Both games were good,” said Flames coach Tavis Eaton, “[I] can’t complain.” The game against the Abbotsford Pilots came to an exciting and nerve-racking end as the game ended with a 4-4 tie and had to go to a shootout. “I think it’s fun for the fans to watch,” said Eaton, “and I think the players liked it too.” Danny Brandys and Dustin Cervo scored two goals during the shootout, giving the Flames the win. “We battled from behind all night,” said Eaton, “and we played well.” Matthew Keller, who scored one goal and helped score two others during

the game, was named the first star and Danny Brandys was named the third. He was moved up the list on Saturday to first star when the Flames played the Port Moody Black Panthers and won 6-2. “We’d lose the lead a couple of times,” said Eaton, “but we got it back and didn’t let it go.” Even though the Flames took eight out of the nine penalties awarded during that game, they didn’t lose their focus and still managed to defeat the second-place Harold Brittain Conference team. “Most of them, we deserved them,” said Eaton of the penalties, “but we’ve been very lucky. “We’re good penalty killers.” However, he remarked that his players need to learn to “stay out of the box,” otherwise their penalties may catch up with them. Dustin Cervo was named the third star of that game after scoring the fifth goal and assisting with the sixth. The Flames are now sitting at 11 wins and 16 losses, and play the Richmond Sockeyes at Planet Ice on Friday and the Squamish Wolf Pack at Brennan Park Arena on Saturday.

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Maple Magic scores another win The U13 Maple Ridge Youth Basketball Magic team now has three wins and two losses under the belt. Magic defeated 3D from North Vancouver with a high score of 55-28. Coach Darren Rowell described it as the strongest offensive output for the Magic all season, as every player man-

aged to get on the score sheet. Ty Rowell scored the highest number of points, with 16 and four assists. Five players each scored six points: Noah Nickel, Michael Dressler, Brandon Williams, Trenton Stone-Vanderkooi, and Josh Craig.

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As part of their ‘Share a Bear’ program, staff at the Meadowtown Signature Liquor Store chose the Ridge Meadows Hospital and the Pitt Meadows fire department to receive more than 100 teddy bears each. The organizations hand out the teddy bears over the holiday season to children who may need a comforting hug from a furry friend during a stressful situation. Annika Polegato, development manager for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, said staff in the different departments hand the bears out to any patients who are upset.

“The staff are hands-on, so they know who will benefit,” said Polegato. She added that a recipient could be a child who has just had surgery or one who has come in with their parents who may be injured. This is a program that runs provincewide and each B.C. liquor store chooses which charities they want to donate to. “We’ve got to thank the customers,” said Les Yuen, acting manager of the Meadowtown store, “they are the ones who, year after year, make it possible for us to donate to local charities.” Although the bears have been donated, not all have been purchased yet, so customers can still buy a teddy bear at a government liquor store for $11. While they take one home, its twin has already been donated to the “Share a Bear” program, so other children benefit.

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2

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Maple Ridge Times December 7 2010

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