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For 17 years running, a turkey dinner has been served for anyone who looking for a hot meal and company on Thanksgiving Day.

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Turkey and the fixings will be served on Monday for anyone in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows who might not have a place to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Four hundred people had a Thanksgiving Day meal last year, thanks to local realtors – and the realtors hope the community comes out again to eat this Monday. Six major realty offices donated $500 each to the annual meal, and this has been used to buy 30 turkeys and the fixings, and to line up some entertainment. This year, Danny Gerbrandt stepped up to organize the event, which was started 17 years ago. The realtor, who is part of the team Danny & Claudio with Royal LePage Brookside Realty in Maple Ridge and the president of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows real estate division of the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board, has been helping with the annual event for seven years. He will be on hand serving food to community members who come to the event at St. Patrick’s School – and he will also celebrate a day early with his family, so that he can join his realtor colleagues at the dinner. The dinner has been put on every Thanksgiving Day for almost two decades after being started as a local initiative among those in the real estate business. “We like to give back and support our community,” Gerbrandt said about why the realtors put on the meal. “It’s the

Caring Place food services manager Tim Sarsfield, volunteer Wendy Jones, and realtor Danny Gerbrandt are all pitching in to put on a meal for the community on Thanksgiving Day.

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community we work in.” The Caring Place’s food services manager Tim Sarsfield will be overseeing the cooking, but Gerbrandt promised he would fill the kitchen with realtor volunteers, chopping vegetables. “I’ll make sure [the kitchen] is full,” he said. Thirty turkeys will be cooked for

the Thanksgiving Day meal – Thrifty Foods gave a good deal on the turkeys, Gerbrandt pointed out. Anyone can come for the meal at St. Patrick’s School gym – seniors, families, singles – anyone who doesn’t have somewhere to go for Thanksgiving celebrations. Turkey and fixings will be served at the

meal, and for dessert, pumpkin tarts are being prepared. In addition to the meal, there will be entertainment at the “family-friendly” event with a three-piece ensemble. The Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Monday, Oct. 14 in the gym of St. Patrick’s School, 22589 121st Ave. (just off Edge Street), from 4 to 7 p.m.

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The local paddling club has run out of space at the current facility. by Maria Rantanen

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A previous plan for a boathouse and community centre at Whonnock Lake has been shelved, but the paddling club is still hoping to expand its facilities. Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club has been having ongoing meet-

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Thomas Haney Secondary chef Brian Smith has taught his students, including Makenna Bradford (centre) to make plum-basil popsicles for Golden Harvest, an event co-organized by Kim Lauzon (right).

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Salmon celebrated The community is invited to Kanaka Creek to celebrate the return of spawning salmon during the Return of the Salmon at on Sunday, Oct. 20. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., there will be games, displays, as well as fisheries experts who will be on-hand talking about salmon. The event is on 240th Street new Kanaka Creek Road. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Woman missing Ridge Meadows RCMP and Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue continued a ground search in Whonnock on Wednesday, hoping to find Anita Young, who has been missing since Saturday. Young is described as a white female, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 110 pounds, with long blond hair, blue eyes, and a scar on her left arm. She was wearing a green housecoat and green pyjamas. Anyone with information can call 604-463-6251. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Foodies celebrate fall’s Golden Harvest

High schools and local restaurants are creating a smorgasbord of treats for an annual event. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

Thomas Haney Secondary chef Brian Smith and his students have been flavouring plums with basil – and they plan to serve them frozen into a popsicles. This is just one creation being made by THSS students – and they will be served up with other goodies made by students from Maple Ridge and Garibaldi secondary schools, Big Feast Bistro, Chameleon Cafe, Concierto’s, Cheesecrafters, and Hopcotts – all at Golden Harvest: A Taste of Maple Ridge and Beyond next Friday at The ACT. This is the fifth year for the foodie event that highlights and features locally grown, produced, and cooked food. It’s put on by the District of Maple Ridge, the Haney Farmers Market, the Agricultural Advisory Committee, and the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Agricultural Association that runs Country Fest. Smith and his students will serve their creations – which include raspberry-cream popsicles and spring rolls. Smith hopes his students get a “reallife” experience of serving the public as they learn about locally sourced food and the importance of supporting local producers. In addition to food from local restaurants and the three high schools, there will be information and sample booths from local vendors and organizations. The purpose is to highlight local food and everything served at Golden Harvest will be local – not all from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, but from a short radius. Grade 10 Thomas Haney student Makenna Bradford is currently taking Cooks Training 11 under chef Smith, and said it’s making her a better cook, but it has also highlighted food that is grown close to home. “I know it’s good to support local businesses,” Makenna said. “I know it’s better to eat locally.” Smith said he likes his culinary students to be involved so they understand where their food

comes from and how farmers “Over the last decade we have earn their livelihood producing cultivated a great food culture food. in Maple Ridge that’s reflected In addition to Smith and in the fact that local farmers his crew from Thomas Haney and food producers have their Secondary, chef Daniel Lesnes products featured on the menus from Garibaldi Secondary and of local restaurants,” said Eileen chef Trevor Randle from Maple Dwillies, co-chair and co-manRidge Secondary will be at ager of the Haney Farmers Golden Harvest. Market, who is sourcing the food The evening event taking place for the local schools taking part. in the lobby “People are beginning and studio “Over the last decade to understand that theatre of the loyal shoppers at we have cultivated a The ACT is the farmers market great food culture in “very casare also people who ual” and like to entertain with Maple Ridge...” provides friends at local eatEileen Dwillies an opporeries and create great tunity to meals at home. The sample food and mingle with Golden Harvest is a celebration other foodies, said this year’s co- of the new relationship we all organizer Kim Lauzon. have in our community with “This event celebrates the local our farmers, chefs, and ‘foodies’ harvest, but it’s also a great way who want to eat healthy and eat to establish connections with well.” local agriculture, food producers, Tickets for Golden Harvest and area consumers to help creare $25 and are available at The ate a strong ‘food culture’ in our ACT box office, in person or by community,” Lauzon said. calling 604-476-2787, or directly “Our event celebrates great from the Haney Farmers Market. food and connects us with the The ticket price for seniors and amazing farmers who work students is $20. around us to create the bounty Golden Harvest runs 6 to 8 we all enjoy on our dinner p.m. on Oct. 18 at The ACT, table,” Lauzon added. 11944 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge.

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More than half a million dollars will breathe new life into some of the most critical safety equipment used by Maple Ridge’s firefighters. Council has approved spending $620,000 on new self-contained breathing apparatus for close to a hundred career and paid-on-call firefighters, explained chief Dane Spence. “From a life-safety perspective, it’s probably the most vital apparatus a firefighter is equipped with,” he said. Money has been set aside for the past three Maple Ridge fire department is preparing to replace all of its breathing years in preparation for apparatus, an undertaking that will cost more than half a million dollars. “this major purchase” of 86 complete units, spare spective, Spence explained. cylinders, masks, and associated equipFirefighters need to feel confident, ment. when they grab their gear and head into The existing equipment was bought life-threatening situations, that there is no back in the mid-1990s, and typically question on how to operate that piece, he needs to be replaced in 15 years, but a said. series of upgrades extended the life span “This is such an essential part of the so they could instead plan for a “wholeequipment that the firefighters shouldn’t sale change-out.” have to think when they reach for a While it’s more convenient that the device – they should all be the same,” equipment is standardized for training Spence said. purposes, it’s critical from a safety per-

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Timothy and the Laptop of Fire Signage says: “The hot tub is I’m writing this on my daughclosed. Sorry for the inconventer’s laptop because, this being ience.” The HT shuts down with the season of change, I’m in a all the regularity of the Canucks bit of a transition myself and during a playoff run! Oh well, have given up my den and am maybe we’ll catch a steam. setting up my computer space Steam room is closed due to elsewhere. vandalism! Which probably This must be how J.K. Rowling means some cretin poured water worked when she was writing on or over the thermostat to get Harry Potter, although I believe the steam flowing to the point she did her work in long hand where it scalds your skin if you’re at a coffee shop. I am drinking by Tim Tyler there more than five minutes and coffee, but my long hand is indet3atyler@shaw.ca you can no longer see the door cipherable; still the parallel is (apparently, real men like it like there and may inspire me to pen that). It also ruins the thermostat. my own children’s story, Timothy and the Letter Our only option is the sauna, which not surCarriers’ Stone (the rock I carried in my mail bag prisingly, is packed: sweaty sardines, male-mostto fend off angry dogs and mail thieves). ly, grumbling about service and their right to a The story would revolve around a young man, steam bath in this most public of facilities. one of whose role models was the neighbourSo I write this for the sauna boys: what is hood postman who would use the toilet in our going on?! The Leisure Centre has been reopened basement and later coach the softball team on three weeks since their three-week maintenance which Timothy played. shutdown, and already they have more problems Once Timothy reached the appropriate age, than the Ford Pinto, circa 1970. Overuse and he rode the bus up town to the post office and abuse I suppose. applied for work as a letter carrier, passed the I may be biting the hand that feeds me here. I competency test (“read, write, walk”), had his consider the Leisure Centre my second home and fingerprints taken, and took the oath never to would be lost without the weight room and the reveal the contents of anyone’s mail to another pool. I can handle the odd hot tub/steam/sauna person, excepting postcards and your wife. shut down, except on Sunday when The Boy The story goes through Timothy’s maturation and I show up to use these spaces, to repair and as a letter carrier with the usual cast of charrevitalize after the week’s abuses. acters: the friendly old relief carrier who trains It’s also a pleasant social occasion for many him, the work-to-rule supervisor and former drill regulars who like to take a little small talk with sergeant from WW2, who made sure Timothy their heat, to rant about politics and sport and followed the dress code and didn’t work through bosses and co-workers, wives and girlfriends. his lunch, the postmaster who gave an inspiraThat’s what we seek out, isn’t it? A friendly ear tional speech once a month to the troops; and or two, a good listener, to air out our frustrations the love interest, a female carrier who agreed to and anxieties, our bitches and bad days. meet Timothy for drinks after work (posties are It’s cathartic, therapeutic, cheaper than seeing notorious boozers, as exemplified by the dipsy a psychiatrist, and you get clean in the process. inside assistant who keeps a flask of rum in his The boys in the sauna will be back. They need lunch). this just like they need a beer after work or the Next in the series: Timothy and the Deathly slo-pitch game. Householders.

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Haney

Drug dealing beyond busts

Dear Editor, Yet another drug bust [Drugs, gun seized, Oct. 8, TIMES] took place on 224th Street in what is commonly refer to as “Haney Harlem” – a fitting name for an area that has been plagued Scan with by drug dealers/prostitutes for as long as I can remember, at least 10 years! I live in the area, and am amazed at how many times certain properties are busted for drug dealing. Who owns and is renting such places to these drug dealers? I know there is drug dealing 24/7 in the area, because where the prostitutes operate, the dealers are not far away. As soon as they do their tricks, selling themselves, the prostitutes run down 224th Street to get their hit. I watch them each and every day.

In fact, we have drug dealers and their prostitute girlfriends operating out of socalled “crime-free housing.” The war on drugs is failing badly. It is a farce to believe that the police have it under control. As soon as one drug house is busted, the drug dealers open up another, usually in exactly the same area, with the same cast of characters – just released by justice system. Letters to theWhen we closed down a the Editor former “ghetto,” the drug problem did not go away, it just moved into new digs. City hall has got to re-look at this area, and find solutions to this perpetual problem of drug-dealing and prostitution. John E. McKenzie, Maple Ridge

Just Saying

Bureaucrats stifle child’s initiative

Dear Editor, Mr. Robson hit a nerve, and then proceeded to tap dance on it [Kid’s charity event quashed by bureaucracy, Oct. 1 Just Saying, TIMES]. I am aghast at the unmitigated, unfeeling gall of the small-town/bigbureaucracy mentality in Maple Ridge, that would crush a child’s initiative to give back to the community. A youngster who held a successful event, with the backing of his school and family, was told that, if he wanted to use school facilities again, he would need to raid his piggy bank or RESP for $350 (in advance) and go through a booking process – and if he wanted to use part of the field again, he would have to go through Parks & Leisure (a bureaucratic web of red tape unto itself). Oh, and let’s not forget the multi-milliondollar insurance binder for liability.

Every school has banners up telling our children to “Reach For the Stars,” to dream, to have goals, to help in the community and contribute. To have local government and school board trample a previously successful charity event created by one of our 12year-old students goes far beyond ludicrous. As a parent, active volunteer, former PAC elected officer, and once herself a child who dreamed and strove for those things others told me I could attain, I think that our local government and school board should rethink their stance, and enable growth, dreams, and charity in our community, rather than drown it in fees and paperwork. I am sure that compromise should be able to be reached, obstacles gone around, and certain fees waived. It’s done elsewhere, it should be done here. Darlene Mercer, Pitt Meadows

NOW IS THE TIME New equipment far more expensive to make your Christmas Wine Smart meters

Dear Editor, Mr. Banov [Meter paranoia costs extra, Sept. 26 Letters, TIMES] perhaps is missing some facts regarding the meters supposedly lowering future costs and being safe. Smart meters cost $555, older analogues $60. Smart meters last eight to

10 years, analogues 30-plus years. With required software upgrades, the smart meter itself will cost about 33 times more over 30 years (data transmission without meter readers could be done safely without wireless transmission). A recent Ernst & Young study for the German

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Ability to speak not ‘smart’

Dear Editor, My grandfather is the smartest man I know. I say that not to brag or waste your time, but to say I’ve never been insulted in such a way by an article [No such thing as smart phones, Oct. 1 Odd Thoughts, TIMES]. You implying that intelligence comes from the ability to speak insults all mute people, all stutterers, all non-speaking animals. If you have yet to see from my implicature, my grandfather is mute and has been for years. I’m sorry you rely on technology, but learn to redefine what “being smart” or intelligence is. It’s articles like this that have you working for a community paper and not soaring with online blogs. J. Patter, via email

Internet and phones destroying the world

Dear Editor, I enjoyed your column, as I had a similar conversation this week about how Internet/phone companies are changing/destroying our world. But it’ll take 10-15 years before more people become aware. A comment for your information is that BC Hydro is going to be charging an extra $35 per month for people to keep their old meters, starting in January. Thanks for your “odd thoughts.” Rob Williamson, via email

Federal Ministry of Economics reported smart meters are not cost effective. The high costs are justified, however, if the objective is to bankrupt and privatize BC Hydro. Perhaps unknowingly parroting a wireless industry tactic, Banov mocks Cheryl Baron [Smart meter choices costly, Sept. 19 Letters, TIMES] for being “paranoid” and “fearful.” If Banov has proof the meters are safe, he should reveal it. The Santa Cruz Ca. Public Health study revealed the meters generate from 45 to 450 times the radiation of a cell phone, when corrected for wholebody exposure. Microwave radiation at any level is potentially harmful. Smart meter radiation travels up to three kilometres and can penetrate the ground up to three feet. No safety studies have been done, and long-term effects are unknown. Smart meters are known to affect persons with pacemakers and other medical devices. Baron and all citizens – especially parents – have every reason to deeply question this misguided program. Ron McNutt, Maple Ridge

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thing, he’d move to Langley, and if he wanted to dance, he’d move to Maple Ridge. “Maple Ridge long held a reputation for merry dances – not the mawkish, waddling things called dances today [1930] but the by Maria Rantanen regular old hoe-downs and reels, after which mrantanen@mrtimes.com a man seating his partner, would walk over to the door and open up his vest in order to There is a deep, rich history of music in dry his shirt, which would be dripping with Maple Ridge, and it is the focus of a display perspiration,” Ferguson famously said. at the museum this fall. Music continued to be a prominent part Currently, the museum doesn’t have many of life in Maple Ridge even after the early instruments, but curator Allison White is settlements. hoping the focus on the During the Second World history of music in the comWar, dances were a big part munity this fall will inspire “I’m more interested of the fundraising efforts for residents to bring some in in hand-held the war, and often they raised – at least small ones that instruments and the money to send packages overcan be put on display. “I’m more interested in stories behind them.” seas to Canadian troops. Later musical groups from hand-held instruments and Allison White the area included the Haney the stories behind them,” Old Time Fiddlers, Tiller’s White said. Folly, and The Nocturnals. “The goal with the temporary exhibits is Another fixture in the community was to fill gaps in our collection,” White added. Fiddling was a big part of the early history Haney Music and Art, established in 1945, where local residents went to get music and of Maple Ridge, White said, and a violin art supplies for almost half a century, White was the instrument to own. A violin was donated to the museum from explained. Anyone who might have a hand-held the Rajala family, a Finnish family who setinstrument with a historical connectled in Maple Ridge. It was played by sevtion to Maple Ridge can contact curator eral members of the Rajala family, but most Allison White to see if it’s suitable for the notably by John Rajala at dances. museum’s collection at 604-463-5311. Hector Ferguson, who lived in B.C. in the The Maple Ridge Museum, 22520 116th late 1800s and settled in Maple Ridge, once Ave., is open Wednesdays and Sundays, said that, if he were religiously inclined, from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. he’d move to Chilliwack, if politics were his

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A little Sunshine is aimed at giving kids with severe disabilities and illnesses a boost in morale.

The mandate of the Sunshine Dreams foundation is to fulfill any dream a child has. “Dreams” can cost anywhere between $6,500 and $10,000. According to their website, the foundation is the only National Canadian charity that by Eric Zimmer fulfills the dreams of editorial@mrtimes.com kids with severe disabilities and life-threatening The Sunshine Dreams illnesses. for Kids Foundation held a Stone said funds are hotdog sale fundraiser outdistributed through an side of the Winners store application from the at Meadowtown Centre parents. this past Saturday. “The child applies From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the dream through volunteers, including the the parents, the parents president of the Metro are contacted by our Vancouver chapter, Daryl Eric Zimmer/TIMES medical board, and Stone, sold hotdogs, chips, Isaac Kurze got a hug from Sunshine they have to look at and pop to shoppers and Foundation’s Johnny the Bear on the child’s medical file passersby for $4.50 per Saturday. Kurze stopped to grab a hot to make sure that they combo.IsaacThe hotdog dog and support a good cause with his qualify,” said Stone. sale raised $325 and a mom while shopping at Meadowtown “Once they qualify… donation box brought the Centre. we can get a child to total to $450. their dream within six Stone said the hot dog to eight weeks, which is phenomenal. It sale is just one of the group’s fundraising used to be six to nine months, depending efforts through the year. There’s also a again on the dream itself.” golf tournament. Stone said public response to the With Winners as the national sponsor Saturday event was “excellent.” of the foundation, the location of the sale “It’s so gratifying to do this,” he said. was no accident. “One mom came up to us this morning Stone added, however, that the events with a daughter in a wheelchair who has aren’t just about the money CP, a son who’s 12 with CP, and their “It’s really a three-pronged process,” middle son is autistic. There’s so much to he clarified. “Yes, these events are about looking after these children.” fundraising, but they’re also about creatFor more information on the charity or ing public awareness, and team-building to get involved, visit sunshine.ca among our volunteers.”

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Parents are aiming for a better playground through an online voting campaign.

Current and future students of Harry Hooge Elementary posed with parents Jessica Christen (left) and Natalie McConkey (right). Toby Christensen was on top of the slide, Ava McConkey looked at her mom from the middle, and Ava’s brother Roman and student Jacob Furnell hung out at the bottom.

by Eric Zimmer editorial@mrtimes.com

Toby Christensen climbed a slide that is boarded and blocked off at the top. “They boarded up that slide to keep the kids off because they say it’s unsafe, but my kid plays on it anyway,” said his mom Jessica. The slide is the latest piece of playground equipment at Harry Hooge Elementary that is long overdue for an investment and upgrade. With her son in Grade 1 at the school, Christensen knows he will be spending a lot of recesses out there over the next few years. It’s for this reason that she and Natalie McConkey, another Henry Hooge Grade 1 parent, are hoping to garner support for their cause in an online, Canada-wide voting contest presented by Aviva Insurance. According to Aviva’s website, the campaign aims to support “what matters most to Canadians, helping people… make positive change in their commununity.” In the case of Harry Hooge elementary, that would mean receiving the funds the school needs to build a new playground. Now in its fifth year, the Canadawide Aviva campaign supports a wide variety of projects in many different categories. The overall winner

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of each category receives $100,000 from Aviva to make their community project a reality. The vote-oriented contest is currently in its first round, and according to Christensen, those who get into the top ten spots in their category automatically receive $5,000. From there, finalists advance to rounds two and three, and a chance at the grand prize. Round One goes until Oct. 14, and Christensen said it’s crucial people take a moment in their day to vote. “Right now we’re currently at 715 votes and we’re in 26th place,” she said. “We’re hoping the community will get out there and just vote. It takes 30 seconds.” To vote, people simply register on the Aviva website. “You register with your email, just so they know who’s voting,” said Christensen. “There’s no spam or anything like that.” Voters can vote every day, once a

In Honour of International Newspaper Carrier Day on October 12, 2013 The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times would like to thank all our newspaper carriers for making an important contribution to our community. We value the work you do!

day, until Oct. 14, when Round One ends. If the project fails to reach the required number of votes, the school can try again in the second and third rounds, although that’s not ideal, Christensen said, explaining, “There are three rounds, but we hope to have enough votes in round one to put us in the top ten, and then we don’t have to go through the next two rounds and we’ll just automatically go through to the finals.” Between her two kids, McConkey and her family will be spending a total of 11 years at Henry Hooge, and she said it made sense to just “jump into” this project. “I just want my kids and all the other kids, as well as the community to be able to have a safe, new playground,” she said. “It doesn’t seem like it should be so much to ask for.” For more information on the playground project, the contest, or to vote, visit avivacommunityfund.org.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. Info: Katherine at 604-467-7198.

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www.mrtimes.com Post events 10 days in advance by email to:

editorial@mrtimes.com October 10: Cycling

• The regular monthly meeting of The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Chapter of HUB: Your Cycling Connection will be held from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Library.

October 10: Ex-Service

• Ridge Meadows Ex-Service Women’s Club meets at noon for lunch and at 1 p.m. for their meeting in the downstairs of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 88, 12101 224th St.

October 10: Philosophy

• The SFU Philosophers Cafe meets at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., at 7 p.m. to discuss “What is freedom and how is it related to responsibility? If the 60s required throwing off outmoded forms, what do our times call for?” Everyone is welcome.

October 12: Market

• Shop for Thanksgiving at the Haney Farmers Market and share the bounty with the Friends in Need Food Bank. Happy 2B Hear entertains. The market is in Memorial Peace Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Info: www.haneyfarmersmarket.org or 604-467-7433.

October 15: Writers

• Golden Ears Writers present Sylvia Taylor and Alfred DePew on the topic “Memoir & Lifestory: The Fiction/nonfiction decision.” The group meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at The

October 15: Dialogue

• Family Education and Support Centre is hosting a community dialogue called “Immigration in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge – Are We Welcoming Enough?” The event takes place in the Meadows Room, Pitt Meadows City hall, 12007 Harris Rd., from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

October 15: Seniors

• Yuen’s Family Martial Arts and the Pitt Meadows Community Policing Committee host a free information session on seniors’ safety at the Wesbrooke, 12000 190A St. from 11 a.m. to noon. Info or topic suggestions: 604-465-7057.

October 15: Garden

• The Intergenerational Garden is looking for more volunteers to help teachers plant with their classes and take care of the vegetable

gardens at 121st Avenue and Edge Street. The next information and volunteer meeting is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the HIVE, Eric Langton Elementary, 12138 Edge St. Info: Sue Fleming at 604837-8915 or email gardencoord@gmail.com.

October 15: Health

• The Salvation Army’s Caring Place, 22188 Lougheed Hwy., hosts a Health and Wellness Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be community service providers available to share resources and information.

October 16: Got Talent

• The Salvation Army’s Caring Place hosts Maple Ridge Got Talent from 7 to 9 p.m. Acts associated with the shelter and housing programs in the community

will perform for a panel of judges and a wide community audience. Prizes will be rewarded. The Caring Place is at 22188 Lougheed Hwy.

October 17: Halloween

• Calling all witches, fairies, ghosts, pirates, and everyone else. Come to the Maple Ridge Library for an exciting evening of puppets, books, songs and rhymes. Halloween Magic happens at the library at 6:45 p.m.

October 17: Cinema

•Cinema Politica, the District of Maple Ridge, the Caring Place, and Alouette Homestart Society presents Something To Eat, A Place To Sleep And Someone Who Gives A Damn. The film explores the homeless epidemic in Metro Vancouver and will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maple Ridge

Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Pl. Info: www.cinemapolitica.org/ridgemeadows

Alouette Addictions

• Alouette Addictions is offering a support group, Dual Exhaust, for people who have experiences with mental health and addictions every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. This is a drop-in group and no registration is required. They are located at #201-22477 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge. Info: www. alouetteaddictions.org.

Walking club

• Ridge Meadows Hospice Society’s bereavement support services offers an informal walking group for clients who have accessed their services. The walk takes place every Friday morning at 10 a.m. N.B. The walk is on Fridays (not on Thursdays as previously posted in the What’s On listings). Info: 604-463-7722.

• Full list: www.mrtimes.com

October 12: The ACT

• Boeing-Boeing, part of the Arts Club On Tour series, is staged at The ACT at 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought by calling 604-476-2787, by going to www.theactmapleridge.org, or by going to the box office at The ACT in person.

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

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“I recently moved into a top-floor Vancouver condo with a lovely terrace which faces west and south, making it extremely hot. “I shall have a planter of about three metres (10 feet) length and 60 centimetres (24 inches) depth. “What type of budgetpriced hedging would be suitable? I need something evergreen, heat-tolerant, with dense growth, but not in constant need of pruning, and having a maximum height one to 1.2 metres (three to four feet). “Scent/flowers would be a miracle addition.”

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Box (Buxus microphylla) usually grows a metre tall, is dense, and needs little pruning. It likes sun, but needs water in dry spells. There are many varieties, but B. microphylla is one of the hardiest. Junipers may also do well. Most are very hardy and drought-resistant. Some are dwarf. Other evergreen shrubs don’t meet all of your criteria, but are so nice you might be tempted. Cotoneaster dammeri is evergreen and dense, and its white flowers in spring are followed by red berries. Normally it’s 30 cm tall, but some are taller.

Another you might like so much that you decide to plunge for a one-foot hedge is Daphne cneorum. Pronounced “neeorum,” its common name is the Garland Flower. It produces fragrant pink flowers, has small evergreen leaves, spreads to a metre or across, and is prairiehardy (Zone 2). It’s likely to end up overflowing the sides of the planter. It is so popular, that it’s usually the most inexpensive of the daphnes. Some daphnes are taller. Daphne retusa grows 60 cm tall. It has fragrant pink-purple flowers in spring, followed by red

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Youth fish for B.C. titles on local waters Teens took part in last weekend’s B.C. provincial youth fly fishing championships in Maple Ridge.

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The Ridge Meadows Flames have some momentum going into this Friday’s home game against the Port Moody Panthers. Saturday at Port Moody Arena, the local junior Bs skated to a 7-2 win over the host Panthers to improve their record to 2-4-1-1. The Flames led 2-0 after the first period before Travis Oddy’s shorthanded goal 8:23 into the middle frame made it 3-0 for the visitors. Port Moody rallied with a powerplay goal 53 seconds later. But the Flames responded by outscoring the Panthers 3-1 over the balance of the period to carry a 6-2 lead into the final frame. Oddy scored 35 seconds into the third period to round out the night’s scoring. Grant Rostvig and Oddy each scored twice for the Flames. The previous night at Planet Ice, the Flames scooped up an overtime point in a 4-3 OT loss to the Pacific Junior Hockey League Harold Brittain Conference-leading Aldergrove Kodiaks. Aldergrove’s Elvis Jansons scored 2:31 into the first overtime period to lift the Kodiaks to victory. The Flames trailed 31 after the first period, but goals from Marco Ballarin in the second period and Oddy in the final frame tied the game at 3-3 at the end of regulation time. ••• Opening faceoff for this Friday’s Flames/ Panthers matchup at Planet Ice is 7:30 p.m.

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Summer-like weather greeted young competitors at the B.C. provincial youth fly fishing championships, held in Maple Ridge waters last weekend. weather made it really enjoyable for the majorOishi runs one competition each month ity of the competitors who enjoyed sitting out throughout the year, and in some cases two or in the lakes and rivers.” three in a month. There were also lots of helping hands over “It’s all done by volunteer, and all competiouth cast their fishing lines into local the weekend, with 27 volunteers lending their tions are free of charge,” he said. “I want to rivers and lakes last weekend, with the talents to the championships. promote the sport and give kids an avenue to hopes of landing more than a few big Most of the competitors, as well as the volgo outdoors to have fun.” ones. unteers, have already indicated that they plan Not all youth are built to play high school or The B.C. provincial youth fly fishing chamon returning for next year’s event. team sports, Oishi said. pionships took place Saturday and Sunday, Alex Baumiester, from Hudson Heights, He noted that for some young people, fly with 15 teens between the ages of 13 and 18 Que., caught the most fish within a single lake fishing offers an opportunity to qualify for a testing their skills on lakes and rivers in rural session, with 18 rainbow spot on a national Maple Ridge. trout over a three-hour youth fly fishing For each competitor, the ultimate goal was period. team that travels to the opportunity to qualify for a spot on the Tyler Wilkinson of events across the Canadian national youth fly fishing team, Abbotsford held the record world. which travels abroad to represent Canada at a on the river portion of the In fact, three series of regional, national, and international competition, reeling in 15 local youth have fly fishing events, as well as at the youth competed at the world fly fishing championships and conserva- fish over a single threehour session. world championtion symposium. A total of 165 fish were ships in France and Last weekend’s event was organized by Fish caught during last weekend’s event were released caught and released by Ireland over the Todd Oishi, head coach of the Canadian back into the water. Organizer Todd Oishi said the fish the competitors, which past two years. national youth fly fishing team’s West Coast were handled with the upmost of care. included several cutthroat, There has been division. rainbow trout and whitea decline in the While the majority of the competitors call fish that measured in the 40- to- 50 centimetre number of youth taking part in fly fishing and the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland home, category. angling and Oishi is determined to change some travelled from as far away as Squamish, At the end of the weekend, Max Cohen of that. Kamloops, Fraser Lake, and Quebec to take Abbotsford had captured the “I’m trying to get teenagers out and part. individual gold medal. involved, having fun and making new friendThey fished from boats on Baumiester came away with ships, and fishing and learning at the same Mike Lake and Rolley Lake for “My hope is that other the silver medal with Maple time,” Oishi said. two sessions on Saturday and provinces will follow Ridge’s Jordan Vivieros garnerOishi is an accomplished fly fisherman in his along sections of the Stave and my lead and work to ing the bronze medal. own right. Alouette rivers on Sunday, for Oishi said the event made fly He’s an active member of the national fly the river portion of the chamthe point where we’ll fishing history, nationally. fishing team that represents Canada at the pionships. have a national youth “This is the first youth provin- world and Commonwealth championships. The fishing was done on championships.” cial championship ever held in Oishi has competed at six world chama strictly enforced catchCanada,” he said. pionships, two Commonwealth events, eight and-release basis, with flies Todd Oishi “My hope is that other provCanadian nationals, two Lexus European fly that were dressed on single, inces will follow my lead and fishing championships, three North American barbless hooks, and the fish work to the point where we’ll have a national Loch-Style fly fishing championships, two U.S. handled with the utmost of care, according to youth championships. Part of my role is to nationals, and two America Cup international Oishi. promote fly fishing nationally.” fly fishing tournaments over the past nine “Competitors rotated between the four A member of the board of Fly Fishing years. venues, so everybody fished equal water Canada, and the board member in charge of Just prior to his local team’s recent gold throughout the competition,” Oishi said, addnational competitions and youth programs (a medal performance at nationals, Oishi coming that conditions were perfect, including role he’s held for the past seven years), Oishi peted for Canada’s national team at the world summer-like temperatures on Sunday. champions fly fishing in B.C., running a series championships in Norway for the better part “That [weather] is always a challenge with of competitions over the course of the year. of August. any outdoor event,” Oishi said. “The beautiful

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Fishing for chum

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his week we are profiling Oncorhynchus keta, chum salmon. Running an average of eight to 15 pounds, with the world and B.C. record standing at 42 pounds, these tough scrappers are responsible for more broken rods than any other of our stream-travelling species. Though disrespected by some, chum offer it all: they run, jump, and fight like a junkyard dog. Given the slang name, “dog salmon,” because of the dog-like teeth they grow, these aggressive fish offer continuous action on the right colour combination of your jig or fly. While not noted for their dinner quality, chum is one of our best salmon for smoking. The key is to start with a fresh fish. To find a quality fish, look at the belly under the gills and apply this rhyme: white is right, light grey is okay, but if it’s black, put it back. Chum salmon: if you have the stuff to stand up to muscling in 30 or more of these brutes in a day, my hat’s off to you.

The Report

Our Lower Mainland lake fishing is fair to good. For better success, try to catch the upward swing in barometric pressure, between storm fronts. For wet (sinking) fly fishing, try: Nations Black, Zulu, Wooly Bugger, Wooly Worm, Pumpkin Head, Micro Leach, Doc Spratley, Halfback, Sixpack, or Baggy Shrimp. For dry (floating) fly action, try: Lady McConnel, Tom Thumb, Irresistible, Double Hackled Peacock, Royal Coachman, Black Gnat, Griffith Gnat, or Elk Hair Caddis. Our Lower Mainland bass and panfish waters are active. For Bass, try: Wooly Bugger, Micro Leach, Pumpkinhead, Gomphus Bug, Dragon Nymph, Crayfish, Clouser’s Deep Minnow, Lefty’s Deceiver, Dolly Whacker, Bucktail, Hair Frog, Poppers, (adult) Dragonfly, Chernobyl Ant, Optic, or Stimulator. For Panfish, try smaller (size 10 to 16) versions of the above.

Fishing on our interior lakes is good. For wet fly fishing, try: Chironomid, Halfback Nymph, Baggy Shrimp, Pumpkin Head, Wooly Bugger, Big Black, Dragon Nymph, Sixpack, 52 Buick, Souboo, or Doc Spratley. For dry fly fishing, try: Lady McConnel, Tom Thumb, Adams, Irresistible, Renegade, Black Gnat, or Elk Hair Caddis.

The Fraser River is fishing well for springs, chum, pinks, and coho. For spring, try: Popsicle, Squamish Poacher, Big Black, Black Stone, Flat black, Eggo, black GP, or dark Bunny Leach. For pink try: Pink Eve, Cathy’s Coat, Happy Hooker, or pink Bunny Leach. For chum, try: Eggo, Christmas Tree, Met Green, Holliman, Dec 25th, or pink & purple

Bunny Leach. For coho, try: Eggo, Rolled Muddler, Tied Down Minnow, Coho Blue, Bite Me, Christmas Tree, green Wooly Bugger, Egg Sucking Leach, or Big Black. The Vedder River is good for rainbow, pink, and spring. For rainbow, try: Czech nymph, Kaufmann Stone, Hares Ear, Big Black, Wooly Bugger, Zulu,

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October is Power Smart Month. Visit Costco® to take advantage of amazing deals on ENERGY STAR® lighting.

Registered trademark of Price Costco International, Inc. used under license. Terms and Conditions: Only Costco members in good standing may use these instant savings. If you are not a member and wish to become one just stop by the Membership Counter at any Costco location in Canada. The instant savings are valid at select Costco locations in British Columbia for the specified periods only and they have no cash redemption value. These instant savings may not be combined with any other offers or savings unless otherwise specified. Prices shown are subject to change without notice. Costco reserves the right to limit quantities purchased.

It’s like winning an Oscar 12 years straight. Being voted best collision repair in Vancouver 12 years in a row is an honour – and proof that our quality, service and exclusive AIR MILES® reward miles at all 28 of our BC shops have made an impression. We thank our customers for so many encores. And expect our future performances to be even better. ®™ Trademark of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under licence by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Craftsman Collision Ltd.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Thanksgiving 4 Day Sale ®

THIS FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY ONLY AT SAFEWAY!

Thanksgiving

12

CLUB PRICE

SA F E WAY C L U B

CLUB PRICE

SA F E WAY C L U B

for

Assorted varieties. 120 g

CLUB PRICE

SA F E WAY C L U B

60%, 100% Whole Wheat or Whole Grain. 570 g.

Thanksgiving

Brownies with Cream Cheese Party Tray Or assorted varieties. 400 to 540 g.

3

99

CLUB PRICE

ea. SA F E WAY C L U B

99

¢

CLUB PRICE

lb 2.18/kg

SA F E WAY C L U B

Grade “A” Turkeys

Under 7 kgs. Frozen. HOUSEHOLD LIMIT ONE. With minimum purchase of $50.00, from Oct. 4 to Oct. 14, 2013.

Assorted varieties. 625 mL.

3

CLUB PRICE

SA F E WAY C L U B

onthepatientpaidorthird-partyprivate insuranceplanportionofyourprescriptions* FollowCanadaSafeway

*Cost of a prescription that is not covered by BC PharmaCare. No coupon required. Valid on prescriptions, diabetes merchandise, insulin pump supplies and blood pressure monitors. Not valid on insulin pumps. See Pharmacy for complete details.

2

29

The Butcher’s Cut Hams

lb 5.05/kg.

CLUB PRICE

Butt or Shank Portion. Bone in.

SA F E WAY C L U B

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

99

Product of Costa Rica. HOUSEHOLD LIMIT THREE.

SA F E WAY C L U B

Thanksgiving

4 Day Sale

4 Day Sale

Signature CAFE Soups

ea.

4 Day Sale

Mini Carnation Bouquet

7 stem with baby’s breath and greenery. While supplies last.

AIRMILES® rewardmiles

Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited.

CLUB PRICE

Thanksgiving

Bakery Counter White Bread

Whole Gold Pineapple

EXTREME PRICE

4 Day Sale

4 Day Sale

n You caarn still e

®TM

4

3$

Stove Top Stuffing Mix

1

99

Assorteddvari varieties.2Li s. 2 Litre.Pl re. Plussdeposi deposit and/or and/orenvi enviroollevyvywhere where applicable.HOUSEHOLDLIMIT TEN-Combinedvarieties.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

4

SA F E WAY C L U B

4 Day Sale

Coca-Cola or Pepsi Soft Drinks

4 Day Sale

4 Day Sale

99

for

CLUB PRICE

Thanksgiving

EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE

5

5$

Boneless. Skinless.

ea.

4 Day Sale

BUY 1 GET

4 Day Sale

Fresh Chicken Breast

$

1FREE

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

4 Day Sale

Flu Shots are Coming!

1FREE BUY 1 GET

EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE CLUB PRICE

SA F E WAY C L U B

Old Spice Body Wash

Or Gillette or Olay. 295 to 532 mL. Or Bar Soap. Select varieties and sizes. LIMIT SIX FREE - Combined varieties.

Ask at the pharmacy or check on-line at www.safeway.ca to learn how you can receive your flu shot!

Talk to your healthcare professional, including your Safeway Pharmacist, about having your own immunization record reviewed to determine your individual needs. Vaccines may not be suitable for everyone and do not protect all individuals against development of disease. Some vaccines may require a prescription. Vaccines may not be available in all locations. Age restrictions may apply. Check with our pharmacist for further information.

Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, Oct. 11 through Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slig htly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.

OCTOBER

11 12 13 14 FRI

SAT SUN MON

Prices in this ad good until Oct. 14th.


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

MEN’S FALL ESSENTIALS Water-Repellant T-MAX Hoodies $

Sizes S - 2XL

129

99

T-MAX 15 INSULATION Keeps You Warm and Comfortable to a Wind Chill Factor of -15˚

MEN’S

Roanoke Falls Long Sleeve Shirt

$

MEN’S WINDRIVER Water Repellent Hoodies

HYPER-DRI HD1 Keep Dry In Your Everyday Favorites Starting From

7999

$

NEW 8” Premium Workboot with VIBRAM Fire & Ice Outsole

5999

• Quad Comfort • Armour Flex • T-Max Insulation • Hyper Dry® HD3 • External Safety Toe • CSA Grade 1

MEN’S ESSEX

Sweater - 100% Cotton

4999

$

21999

$

Local shops support local teams and events. Shop local - Everyone benefits

22722 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge YOUR WORKBOOT EXPERTS

604.463.7277

MON - FRI 9AM-9PM • SAT 9AM-6PM • SUN 10AM-5PM


Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times October 10 2013  

Maple Ridge Times October 10 2013

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