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These four girls were part of the entertainment at the Earth Day celebrations on Saturday in Memorial Peace Park.

Criticism was quick on social media after Liberal candidate and incumbent MLA Marc Dalton announced a road would be upgraded to a planned Tim Horton children’s camp for needy children east of town. However, while Marc Dalton Dalton admitted it an election promise, Incumbent Liberal MLA he said it’s part of a long-term commitment to to develop the area for more recreational use.

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Green candidate declares

Michael Patterson has been chosen as the Green party’s candidate in the riding of Maple RidgePitt Meadows while Alex Pope has been named the Green party candidate for Maple Ridge-Mission riding.

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A festival dedicated to the planet orbited around Memorial Peace Park on Saturday.

by Sylver McLaren

Earth-friendly events were happening all over Memorial Peace Park on Saturday to celebrate Earth Day. Children dressed up as bees, dancing seniors, and western-style dancers flash mobbed the park in various spots all throughout the day. That was just one of many exciting things that happened during the celebration held in Maple Ridge on the weekend. A lot of information about recycling was available with games, displays, and give-aways. Hundreds of people learned about beekeeping, gardening with worms, found art, recycling old toys, and many more earth-friendly activities. Festival goers were also treated to live music from Penelope Above, Ilya Zalubniak, and Rory MacRury, among others. Poetry awards were handed out for the best poems, including to a couple of children who attend the Environmental School, Reid Messier and Gavin Windsor.

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All-candidates meeting

Seniors have invited all candidates of both the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge-Mission ridings to an all-candidates meeting Tuesday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. at the seniors centre, 12150 224th St. An all-candidates meeting for Maple Ridge-Mission candidates is also set for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Whonnock Lake Centre and the chamber of commerce is hosting an all-candidates meeting for both ridings on Thursday, May 2 at Meadowridge School, 12224 240th St. at 7 p.m.

Lindy Sisson (above) jumped for joy with one of the lucky winners of the free bike draw at Earth Day in Memorial Peace Park on Saturday. Event coordinator Leanne Koehn (above right) enjoyed checking out the art, while a little girl (right) played with one of the interactive display.

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Maple Ridge council is dealing with marijuana grow-ops on several fronts. by Maria Rantanen

Park named for mayor A new park in Pitt Meadows has been named after former long-time mayor Don MacLean, and its official opening will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to noon with tree planting, demonstrations on fitness equipment, and refreshments. The park is at McMyn Road just west of 190A Street in Pitt Meadows. • More at

Marijuana grow operations are annoying Maple Ridge people in both rural areas and the industrial park. As Maple Ridge council is set to discuss its proposed bylaw on restricting medical marijuana grow operations to agricultural areas at tonight (Tuesday’s) council meeting, they are also considering remedial action against a medical grow-op in the Maple Meadows industrial area that neighbours say is emanating bad smells. Three units, 103 to 105, at 11410 Kingston St., have been combined and renovated to house a marijuana grow-op. Maple Ridge District staff have been on site and have asked the owner and tenants to mitigate the odour. They were asked to retain a consultant in

December to find a solution the odour problem. Neighbouring businesses have complained that the smell is so bad it is making their products unmarketable. In the meantime, one Whonnock resident is complaining that marijuana grow-ops in his rural area are making the neighbourhood unsafe, and he “Our area is rapidly agreed with former counlosing its sense of cillor Craig Speirs who is being a family-friendly advocating for grow-ops to be placed in industrial community.” parks. Mark Mellish Mark Mellish said his area is “changing dramatically” with the advent of grow-ops. He said he can see three grow-ops from his Whonnock home. In addition to the smell, he’s worried about fires, chemicals going into the groundwater, and crime resulting from the operations. “Our area is rapidly losing its sense of being a family-friendly community,” he wrote in a letter to Maple Ridge mayor and council.

Starting Early by Kathy Booth

Families struggling TIMES readers have read about Generation Squeeze from guest columnist and Pitt Meadows hobby farmer Paul Kershaw, a UBC researcher. Now, fellow TIMES columnist Kathy Booth is broaching the subject of the struggles facing young families in today’s society, offering her two cents worth on the topic. • More at

TIMES gets silver The Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows TIMES brought home a silver in the community service category from the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association for coverage of the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s 40 under 40 campaign last fall. • More details in Thursday’s paper

Dinner raises cash The Maple Ridge Community Foundation raised $15,000 through ticket sales, a silent auction, 50/50, and a jewelry raffle at its annual fundraising and Citizen of the Year dinner in early April. In addition, $1,200 was raised for a new program called the Community Chest. For information about the foundation, go to • More at

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School board chair Mike Murray and superintendent Jan Unwin listened on Wednesday to presentations about the school board budget.


Librarians plead with board The board will discuss the school district budget at Wednesday’s meeting. by Maria Rantanen

School district 42 staff members pleaded with the board of education on Wednesday evening not to make budget cuts to their areas. The board of education is scheduled to deal with its budget bylaw this Wednesday evening, which includes about $5.6 million in cuts. Those include cuts to custodial staff, supplies and services, and high school librarians. Last Wednesday’s committee meeting, held at Maple Ridge Secondary and attended by

about 65 people, was an opporof the school. tunity for input into the budget. Provincial grants to School The proposed budget would District 42 increased from $95.3 cut 35 positions across the million in 2004/05 to $117.26 school board, which would million in 2011/12 – an increase include cutting high-school of 23 per cent. librarian positions to half-time About $15.5 million went for jobs. labour settlements, Maple Ridge $1.6 million for Offer your Teachers Association increases in specialfeedback with president George Serra education students, said cutting librarian and $2 million was positions in half is the given in 2011/12 in a “first step to dismantone-time “holdback ling secondary libraries release” funding. as a whole.” During this eight “What this does is actually years, budgeted salaries and start eroding the effectiveness of benefits have increased by the library, so we are here again $22.17 million, which exceeds in the future and we will be talk- the $19.95 ministry received ing about closing them entirely,” from the ministry (not including Serra said. the holdback funds). Samuel Robertson Technical The board will consider the librarian Elena Digiovanni called budget at Wednesday evening’s the library the “heart and soul” meeting at 6 p.m.

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Cheers to the Planet by Christian Cowley

Guest column

Freshness imperative

Second in a three-part series looking at the impact of local food on the people and economy of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The businesses and people featured in the articles will also appear at the Cheers to the Planet eco-gala Saturday, an event hosted by the CEED Centre Society.


ome people will brave rain, sleet and snow to get local food. Chef Sean McCarthy and general manager Andrew Hull, of Kingfisher’s Waterfront Bar & Grill, recently experienced all three as well as brilliant sunshine in the same one-hour round trip to pick up an order of local beef from Hopcott Premium Meats in Pitt Meadows. I met the two an hour or so later when it was sunny again at their restaurant on the Fraser River in Maple Ridge. “Weather is one of the challenges we face as restaurateurs,” said Hull, who oversees the front Buy tickets of house. “It’s with not just farmers who have to worry about Mother Nature’s caprice. A sunny day brings out the customers. Rain, not so much.” McCarthy and Hull operate a large restaurant by Maple Ridge standards. Many of the 200 seats in the bar and grill are positioned to take in the waterfront scene through its two-storey glass wall and from a large outside deck. “But the size of a restaurant has some bearing on the way it uses local food,” he noted. “We have to put the food on a lot more plates, and not all suppliers can keep up.” He reels off a list of their local suppliers, including Hopcotts for beef and Golden Ears Cheesecrafters for its artisan cheese and butter. “We look for quality, freshness, and consistency. We make pretty much everything from scratch, from soups to burgers.” You can meet Hull and McCarthy on Saturday, April 27, at the Cheers to the Planet eco-gala at Meadowridge School. Tickets are $45 at

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Two vehicles careened off the road and down an embankment Sunday in the 28200 block of Lougheed Highway, the crash claiming the life of one Mission senior, and sending two other people to hospital.

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Vehicles being examined Mounties are still investigating why two westbound vehicles drove down a 30-foot embankment Sunday. by Roxanne Hooper

Vehicles involved in a fatal crash in Whonnock this weekend were being examined for physical evidence Monday, as Mounties struggle to determine the cause of the accident. It’s still unclear why two westbound vehicles veered suddenly off the road left, across the highway, and down a 30-foot embankment, landing next to rail lines, said RCMP traffic Sgt. Dale Somerville. The crash claimed the life of 80-year-old Glen McInnes of Mission, while his 73year-old passenger – also of Mission – was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital with

serious – but not life-threatening – injuries, Somerville elaborated. A 29-year-old Port Coquitlam man driving the other vehicle also sustained nonlife-threatening injuries. He was driven by ambulance to Royal Columbian Hospital. The crash, which occurred at 9 a.m. Sunday, caused the section of Lougheed Highway between 280th and 287th streets to be shut down in both directions for almost seven hours. The CP Rail lines also remained shut throughout the day, to facilitate the investigation. It was raining, so weather may have been a factor, Somerville said, but it’s still unclear exactly why the two vehicles left the road, he added, noting the investigation is still in the early stages involving local RCMP, CP Rail police, and the integrated collision reconstruction team. “Police are asking for witnesses to come forward to assist,” said Somerville, asking them to call 604-463-6251.

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Drumming welcomes totem A pole raising ceremony took place at Westview Secondary on Friday.

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Katzie First Nation’s Dean Sam welcomed about 100 people to the unveiling of a new totem pole at Westview Secondary School on Friday. Sam then introduced the drummers – including his daughter Mavis Pierre – who represented the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations. Dan Grill, emcee and First Nations 12 teacher Dan Grill, explained the significance of the First Nation peoples to those in attendance. “For those guests who may be unaware, we refer to the land found within our community as being the traditional territories of the Katzie and Kwantlen peoples,” Grill said. “First Nations people occupied these lands and called them their home. They maintained a special relationship with their environment and were stewards of this land,” he added, extending a special welcome to the elders who attended Friday’s ceremony. Aboriginal education worker Patti Williams explained why each animal or bird was selected for the totem. (Williams grew up in Lytton and is a part of the Skuppah.) The base is a wildcat – to represent the school’s team mascot. At the top is a hummingbird, right below that is a coyote. Williams told a story about why the coyote was selected for the totem. Some mornings a coyote is seen on the school grounds.

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Grade 12 First Nations teacher Dan Grill and aboriginal education worker Patti Williams revealed a totem at the pole unveiling at Westview Secondary on Friday. “It is important to recognize that not just any tree is selected for this great honour. Much time is spent searching out a suitable tree, at which time the tree chooses to share its life energy for the purpose of creating a work of art,” Grill added. The official carver was Xuuya, a Haida/ Squamish carver who helped finish the pole. Representatives attended from Katzie First Nation, Kwantlen First Nation, aboriginal education department, School District 42, and the RCMP.



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en days from now the 40th annual home show will be held at the municipally owned agricultural lands in Albion, and you should go. Although Maple Ridge is not known for its warm reception of industry or commerce, it has surprisby Gordy Robson ingly developed the best model for a home show in was put in place includwestern Canada. ing Cassandre Winder and This year will apparently be the largest in its 40-year Brock MacDonald. They were both selected history. because of their talent, In the early 1970s, Jack past involvement, and supSheppard from Haney Sewing & Sound and Owen port of the previous home shows. Fuller from As Cass Fuller Home show is coming, was the Watson and you should be there. advertisgot togething direcer with tor for an upstart weekly other community leaders newspaper and Brock was and decided Maple Ridge the bylaw inspection chief should have its own home of the municipality, it was show. a strange pairing indeed. Through the next 20 After a few months, the years, the home show new board asked Cass to expanded and constricted, and then fell flat on its face take the position of execuin 1994. At that time it was tive director. Over the next being held in the rec centre few years with the support of her board and Brock, and ice rink in the town Cass developed our home core – close to where The show as a model. ACT is currently. Successfully it became In 1995 the home show a cultural, commercial, rose out of its ashes – like social, community event. a phoenix – and was Once there was a firm reborn. A new society direction established, and board of directors

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others jumped on board such as the new Rotary Club, which held its first wine festival in the Pioneer Room adjacent to the rec centre to support the home show. When the municipality transferred its rec centre to the Albion agricultural area and contracted with Planet Ice to manage its facilities in 1998, the home show had to move with it. Since then, their costs have gone from $4,000 a year to $40,000 a year. In addition, the home show has partnered with the District and spent more than $100,000 improving the surrounding municipally owned property. Despite all of the negativity from the highways department and the extra charges from Planet Ice, the home show is still one of the lowest priced opportunities for local merchants and businesses to showcase their products at one of the highest attended events in Western Canada. Owen and Jack should be proud. And you should go. Just saying…

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Bosses get to decide future As the election process swings into gear, the questions that need to be asked of prospective job candidates should be top of mind. The folks who will appear at all-candidates meetings, glad-handing at various events, and plastering their faces and qualifications all over signs and billboards, and undoubtedly, throughout this newspaper are applying for the jobs. The job vacancies they wish to fill are positions that you – the voters, the taxpayers… the citizens of this province – are offering up. You, collectively the citizens of British Columbia, are offering up 85 positions of stewardship of your province: stewardship of Scan this your social network and page with of your social consciousness, of your economic structure and of your natural resources, of your health and of your environment, and of your children and of your future. They are important jobs that you want filled. For the most part, the applicants appear to be serious and sensible people, each with their own skill sets to bring to bear on the problems that they will necessarily be dealing with on your behalf over the coming four years. You, as voters, have an important responsibility – to yourselves, to your neighbours, to your children – to conduct the month-long job interview ahead with thoughtful determination and an understanding of the importance of your duties in this matter. The job candidates, for their part, must understand an important part of the process that seems to have been lost in recent years: you, the voters of B.C., are the ones doing the hiring, not the leaders of their parties. Whoever wins the next four-year contract on May 14 works for you. You’re the boss. And whoever can’t figure that out, need not apply. – B.G.

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Reconsider none of the above

I’m going to bang that drum alternative – stay home – you’re again – the same drum I’ve been just another one of those apathetbanging on during every major ic slobs who can’t be bothered election for years. And I’m going to make the effort to study your to keep banging on it until somechoices and make a valuable one listens – and hears. decision. There’s something missing from Either way, you don’t count. the ballots that are presented to You’re either stupid or lazy, or us at the polling booths during both. federal and provincial elections. But if you could put your check (Actually, it’s missing from mark in a box beside the words, civic election ballots, too, when “None of the Above,” there by Bob Groeneveld we’re choosing school trustees would be no mistaking your and mayors and councillors, but intentions. it’s usually not as critical, because of the wider You considered the options open to you. variety of choices we usually have.) You thought about the choices available. There’s a choice we’re all denied, and it’s to You weighed all the qualifications and experithe detriment of the whole democratic process. ence offered by all the candidates. We need one more box that we can check off And you decided to take your ballot into a (technically, in Canada, we are supposed to use polling booth, picked up the pencil provided, and check marks, not Xes to indicate our choices registered the preference to which you rationally – but the rules accept any “obvious intention”). arrived. That extra box belongs at the bottom of the list You did not give way to a default position of candidates. – you actively chose “None of the Above.” And it should read: “None of the Above.” No one can dispute it. We need to be able to give voice to our dissent No one can deny or misconstrue your intent – when it is warranted – without spoiling our (or your discontent). ballots, which is technically illegal and logically “None of the Above” could be an important foolish. way for a lot of people – particularly in this elecEven if they don’t throw you in jail (I haven’t tion – to actively participate in the democratic heard of it ever actually happening) for spoiling process. your ballot when you really feel you should have You don’t like one party and never have? You the choice to vote for “None of the Above,” it’s a don’t have to hold your nose to vote for another completely useless, senseless gesture. candidate that has no appeal for you. If you have even ever bothered to check the You can’t vote for your party’s candidate “Spoiled Ballots” column in a final ballot tally, because you can’t stand the leader? you probably thought exactly what everyone Or vice versa? else does: “It’s amazing how many people don’t “None of the Above” can’t win an election even have enough intelligence to mark a ballot – but it sends a clear message. If there are few properly.” votes for “None of the Above” in your riding, Be honest. clearly you are in the minority. Too bad. No one thinks, “Wow. Those people were But if “None of the Above” is a hugely popular probably disenchanted with the choices available choice in any riding, the politicians and their to them and spoiled their ballots purposely to parties will have to take notice. lodge their protest.” Or someone else will recognize the opportunity And if you exercise the only other realistic for a better choice.

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Health care

More than programs needed

where a nurse immediately took our son’s I think it’s great that the hospital is blood pressure again. looking into and implementing new And then we sat for nearly three hours systems to reduce the wait times in the without being seen by anyone again. emergency room (ER). At about 7:30 p.m. my husband asked However, all the systems in one of the nurses if she knew the world won’t do any good how much longer it might be, Scan this if they continue operating as he needed to feed the parkimage with with only a single ER doctor. ing meter again. The response We have a three-year-old was a chuckle and, “No idea.” son with a complex cardiolAfter another hour or more, ogy history, including four we decided to leave, as our heart surgeries before his son appeared stable and we third birthday. Recently, Letters to were more concerned about the nearly five months after the he was being exposed to the Editor germs implementation of the Rapid waiting around so long and in Assessment Zone (RAZ), we the middle of flu season. took him to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Upon advising the nurse we were leavER on the instructions of the on-call ing, we were told there was only one cardiologist at BC Children’s Hospital, doctor working in the ER. due to an episode he had while in the This is not the first time we have heard car. We were told to go to our local ER to this as a reason for long waits in the ER. have him assessed by a pediatrician. So while it is all good and dandy to We arrived at RMH ER at about 5:30 have new systems put into place, the sysp.m. and gave all the information to the tems won’t do any good if there are not triage nurses, including that we were sent sufficient staff/doctors to work within the by the cardiologist at BC Children’s. new systems. Natasha, Maple Ridge (full name withheld) We were then taken to the new RAZ,


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Labour relations

Unions grow to stifle hard workers Dear Editor,

The headline reads, “Unions made world a better place [April 16 Letters, TIMES].” That is correct, and the word “made” – past tense – is also correct. In the early to mid-1900s, unions were needed. Laws were put in place due to their hard won efforts. Then when economic times improved, unions made good contracts for their members. Now the economic climate is unstable, with no signs of improvement, but they still want more. Constant wage increase demands can bankrupt companies, and costs of products become exorbitant. They hold the threat of strikes over the public’s head, the majority of whom are not union members. Now the union worker’s individuality has become smothered. There is no incentive for excellence, the hard worker is on par with the laggard. Workers are called in and castigated for doing too much work, as other employees report them (personal experience). There’s a real potential for a race to the bottom. No matter how inept a worker is, it’s almost impossible to fire him. It’s not the workers, for the most part. We love the teachers, nurses, etc., many of whom do not agree with their unions.

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Addictions treated with little progress Dear Editor,

Provincial Health Officer Perry Kendall’s overall tone [Harm reduction one route of many, April 2 Letters, TIMES] infers that we are making great progress in addictions treatment, and that we should somehow celebrate an increase in those on methadone from 8,000 to 14,000 over the past eight years. Far from making any progress, I believe we have an addictions crisis in B.C., and the huge increase in methadone users should be a sign of failure. While there is no policy prohibiting funding abstinence programs, Dr. Kendall knows or ought to know that there is a philosophical aversion within the health authorities to anything but “harm reduction.” The dispensing of methadone has become a lucrative business with more than $40 million spent annually on this drug alone. Methadone is a highly addictive drug, and substituting methadone for heroin in hugely increasing numbers can hardly be seen a successful addictions strategy. Abstinence councillors all over B.C. believe that the use of methadone should be a last resort and only employed when attempts at kicking an opiate addiction through abstinence have failed Education and life-skills training that can lead to becoming productive members of society are keys to successful recovery.

Randy Hawes, retiring MLA [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at Click on Opinion, or search the writer’s name.]

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Business Lease Space in Pitt Meadows Civic Square

Request for Expressions of Interest Are you… • Looking for a place to locate or relocate your business/organization? • Does your business/organization provide a product or service to an underserved market in Pitt Meadows? • Does your business/organization provide education or training? • Is your business/organization community-minded? • Is your business/organization regionally connected? • Is your company/organization innovative? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider submitting your expression of interest to locate your business in Pitt Meadows’ Civic Centre. The City of Pitt Meadows is inviting Expressions of Interest from companies, organizations or agencies interested in leasing the 1,115 squarefoot space in the City of Pitt Meadows’ Annex building located at 12047 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC. Full details on how to submit Expressions of Interest are available on the City’s website at NON-MANDATORY viewings of the Annex space are scheduled for: • Thursday,April 25, 2013 9:00 am - 11:00 am • Tuesday,April 30, 2013 1:00 pm -3:00 pm • Thursday, May 2, 2013 9:00 am - 11:00 am Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 4:00pm on or before Wednesday, May 15, 2013.Visit for full details. Questions regarding this RFEI should be directed to Kate Zanon at 604-465-9491, or Dean Rear at 604-465-2449,

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More than 1,100 square feet of rental real estate is now available in the former Pitt Meadows library. by Sylver McLaren

Since the Pitt Meadows Library moved to its new home in 2012, the City of Pitt Meadows has renovated a portion of the former library space – now referred to as the Annex – and moved in staff from its human resources/communications and IT departments. The Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation has also moved into the building. The remaining 1,115 square feet is now available for lease. The Annex is just steps from City hall, Spirit Square, Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, Wesbrooke Seniors Centre, and Solaris at Meadows Gate. The City is looking for businesses or organizations that service an underserved market in Pitt Meadows, possibly providing education or training, and are community-minded with regional connections, said Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters. “We’re open to ideas. The proponent needs to be a good fit for both the City and the community and we look forward to understanding what kind of interest

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Rich Baerg, a contractor with Pax Construction, worked on renovations to the former Pitt Meadows Library in January.

there is in the space,” said Walters. A copy of the application is available for download from the City’s website at Viewings of the space will take place on April 25 between 9 and 11 a.m., on April 30, between 1 and 3 p.m., and on May 2 between 9 and 11 a.m. The deadline for applications is May 15 at 4 p.m.

Long-term planning

City growth brings tax relief

City of Pitt Meadows hopes for a surge in major job sectors.

A new report shows how Pitt Meadows residents can receive tax relief by enticing more commercial and industrial development. A presentation at a recent Pitt Meadows council meeting outlined the impact of development on future property taxes, said Mayor Deb Walters.

for tax relief but The analysis for local employwas undertaken ment as well,” by G.P. Rollo & Walters said. Associates to sup“Council has port the developidentified job ment of the City’s growth and long-term financial diversifying our plan. tax base as key “Residents have parts of our strabeen asking us for tax relief, and in Mayor Deb Walters tegic plan for the community, and order to shift the City of Pitt Meadows this report gives burden from our us a long-term vision on residential base we must how to accomplish this,” focus on the development she said. of commercial and industrial opportunities, not only •More online at

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The City of Pitt Meadows Public Works Department will be flushing water mains throughout the municipality for approximately twelve weeks beginning March 4, 2013. During this time there may be a temporary drop in water pressure or a noticeable discolouration in tap water. To correct problems with milky water, open the cold tap slightly to bleed air from the water lines. If you experience problems with dirty water, turn on an outside tap and let it run until the water clears. The City thanks residents for their patience during this routine maintenance of the water mains. If there are any questions or concerns please call 604-465-2434. Public Works Department 11333 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2M5

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Creative young minds share fresh ideas for ads The TIMES’ Design An Ad program proves a fun experience for students.


rom the minds of children, creativity flows freely – without fears of social etiquettes and protocols that tend to

come with age and experience. That inhibition is what makes today’s Design An Ad special section so special, insisted TIMES’ advertising manager Livia Mior. This special section has proved so popular in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge in past that returning students were clamouring to let their creative

juices flow again and new students to the program had heard so many great things about it, they too were anxious to be part, Mior explained. This year local businesses and organizations were teamed up with Grade 4 through 6 students from Meadowridge and St. Patrick’s Schools to design all the newspaper

ads in today’s section. As Mior said, it’s an incredible project because it not only allows the different generations to work together, it also allows business owners to see their stores, shops, and companies through the eyes of our community’s future leaders. continued on page B11…


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Meadowridge’s graduating class continues studying globally A private school in east Maple Ridge boasts an impeccable record when it comes to postsecondary placements.

Members of Meadowridge School’s Class of 2013 include, left to right, Emily Drain, Jerry Yang, Marlena Ornowska, Lauren Crawford, Tom Lee, Katrina Kwan, Colton McLaughlin, Qaisara Bogani, and Eric Tsoi.

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f you’re among the Class of 2013 at Meadowridge School, you’re in very brainy company. The 36 soon-to-be graduates from Meadowridge already have close to 100 acceptances to post-secondary schools all around the world, according to the school’s marketing and communications director Christy Mooney. Just a sampling of the Meadowridge students moving on to post-secondary studies include: • Qaisara Bogani, Imperial College in London, England, earth sciences; • Lauren Crawford, Durham University in England, chemistry; • Emily Drain, St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, business administration; • Katrina Kwan, Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., political science; • Tom Lee, Pennsylvania State University, life sciences; • Colton McLaughlin, Vancouver Film School, dramatic arts; • Marlena Ornowska, Simon Fraser University, biomedical physiology; • Eric Tsoi, University of B.C., science; and

• Jerry Yang, Pace University in Manhattan, N.Y., performing arts. These students are just a snapshot of the graduating class at Meadowridge. The private junior kindergarten to Grade 12 school in Maple Ridge – which scores

well above the provincial average in all areas of academics – has a perfect batting average when it comes to securing spots at post-secondary schools, Mooney said. Meadowridge School has had a 100 per cent post-secondary acceptance rate

since 1999, and its Class of 2013 attracting $250,000 in scholarship money. Meadowridge graduation coordinator Al Graveson added that the school also offers $16,500 in scholarships internally. continued on page B5…


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…continued from page B3 “We do tend to attract quite a lot, as a group, of scholarships,” he said, listing three primary reasons why Meadowridge is a magnet for scholarship offers: high academics, leadership, and service. “There are quite a few opportunities in the school for students to participate in those things and a lot of them get involved outside of school in things, also, so they tend to have fairly good profiles both to programs and to scholarships,” he said. For example, Meadowridge’s Global Citizenship Club supports Free the Children, Matthew’s House, Covenant House, Make A Wish, and To Write Love on Her Arms. Graveson said being surrounded by so much promise makes his job all the more enjoyable. “Every day, I enjoy coming to work,” he said. “I’m perpetually in Grade 12 but I don’t mind that. They’re a very inspirational crowd, all the kids at Meadowridge, but particularly the Grade 12 group.”

Crawford, one of the Meadowridge students heading overseas after graduation, offered her take on the school’s academic success. “We’re a huge diverse school but we’re completely well-rounded.” Crawford added: “There’s none of us who do just one area. We’re active in multiple areas, and that’s something that’s always been. If you’re a student at Meadowridge, you’re active in multiple areas at once and so that opens a lot of opportunities to be a leader in different situations.” There are occasions where academic excellence is a family affair at the school. When he was in Grade 11, McLaughlin’s older brother Daniel visited Harvard University for a month-and-a-half to study astrophysics. Daniel, now 21, attends UBC where he is studying engineering. “I’m actually [the] polar opposite of my brother,” Colton said. “I’m more musically and arts inclined, so I’m going to Vancouver Film School next year to study acting, and be an actor.”

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Building community

St. Patrick school principal brings principles to new job A new leader brings new rules and expectations to a non-profit Catholic school in Maple Ridge. by Sylver McLaren


t. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School is the first school where Clive Heah has worn the principal’s hat. “This is my first year at St. Pat’s as a principal, in fact, this is my first time as a principal period,” said the 39-year-old. Heah said he wanted to become a principal because he likes the “administration” part of it. “I like being an educational leader and leading staff in current educational trends,” Heah said. Heah added that he has made a lot of positive changes to the non-profit school – some more readily accepted than others. “I have very high expectations of kids,” Heah said, adding that going in there he let everyone know of his expectations of them and some people thought he was a little too strict. “For me I think the higher you raise the bar, the higher they’ll jump,” he explained. “People have come to me and said they have noticed the kids are much more respectful. There is a tone of respect and a tone of discipline with dignity... it’s getting the kids to be respectful and treat each other nicely,” Heah added. He wants to build community among the staff, as well. “To make the quality of teaching in your

St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School’s new principal Clive Heah is excited by his new post and the challenges that lie ahead.

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school high, you have to make sure the staff are happy where they are. A big part of my role as a principal is making sure the staff are acknowledged and they feel supported. if they feel that, their teaching will reflect that and the kids will get quality teaching,” Heah

said. The future of the school includes training teachers and students with technology. Heah said he wants to promote St. Pat’s school more. “I feel like a lot of people don’t know

about us. It’s kind of tough back here. It’s been great with Maple Ridge TIMES... some of the news stories you’ve done, just getting our name out there – website, twitter – just letting people know we are here,” he added. continued on page B9…

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Principal excited by challenges ahead

…continuoed from page B7 St. Patrick’s school is older – turning 57 this year – and the future includes improving the structure and appearance of the school. It is adding a before and after school program in September. But when it comes to Catholic school, the main reason people send their kids to the school, “is not the way it looks, but for the faith of it,” he said. Working in the Catholic system allows Heah to be an “educational leader and a faith leader,” he said. Before becoming a principal at he was at Holy Cross Elementary in Burnaby as vice-principal and a Grade 7 teacher for five years. Before that he was at Vancouver College teaching Grade 4, and before that he was a teacher at a private international, non-denominational school in Switzerland.


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Excitement was bubbling over amongst children who were asked to participate in this year’s Design An Ad program.


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Designing fostered fun, education

…continued from page B1 Over the past several weeks, the TIMES staff has been working with local businesses and about 250 students to create what Mior describes as thoughtful, insightful, colourful, and sometimes humorous advertisements. “The kids were all very excited to show off their creations, and it’s contagious,” she said. It was exciting not only to The TIMES staff who worked hand in hand with the kids and teachers. It was also contagious for the participating businesses. “I would like to thank all the staff and children from Meadowridge and St. Pat’s for their participation, creativity, and hard

work,” Mior said. “And I’d like to thank the businesses who took part from stepping out away from the norm to venture into this fun but equally educational kids program.” Both private schools were anxious to jump aboard, seeing the program as a great educational tool for children. It allows them to not only flex their creativity, but the students had to research the companies they designed ads for and learn about what goes into making an effective ad. As one teacher said, it’s helping make the kids more effective communicators. “This was an incredible blast for all involved,” Mior said “and we can’t wait to do it again.”

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Meadowridge School

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Meadowridge School


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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The arts

Branch 88

Gallery shop sets ‘high bar’

Legion bursaries supports students

Handmade, high quality items are for sale at The ACT.

Applicants don’t have to have any military affiliation to qualify.

by Maria Rantanen

The gallery shop at The ACT maintains a high quality in what it offers as it is like an extension of the Maple Ridge Art Gallery itself. The art gallery’s curator Barbara Duncan is currently looking for new items to sell in the gallery, items that have a “real stamp of originality.” The Maple Ridge Art Gallery, located at the north end of The ACT, extends slightly into the foyer with its gallery shop, and offers handmade, original work for sale. “We see our shop as a bit of a gallery, therefore, we’re setting the bar high,” Duncan said. The gallery has made a commitment of offering hand-made artisanal work from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. The public is always looking for something fresh, Duncan said, and that’s why they are searching for new artisans. Operated in conjunction with the Maple Ridge Art Gallery, the shop shows work in a wide range of media including clay, paper, textiles, wood, and glass. In keeping with its mandate to honour fine craft, all new works must meet the jurying requirements, which include an emphasis on originality and fine craftsmanship. Anyone interested in submitting


by Maria Rantanen

The Maple Ridge legion is offering bursaries to young people planning to pursue post-secondary education. Maria Rantanen/TIMES The Royal Canadian Legion first vice-president Andre Legion Branch 88 is curWesseling, hopes students will rently giving out 22 bursaries worth $1,000 each. pick up a bursary application. The bursaries are intended for students going to university, college, or to a school for vocational or technical training within B.C. and are meant for tuition and books only. In total, the legion give about $70,000 to various charities and as bursaries. In addition, they raise about $50,000 through the poppy fund. “Not a penny of that money can be used to enhance the legion,” said Jim MacDonald, past president of the legion. Students who apply for the bursaries don’t have to have any affiliation with the legion or military. The bursaries are given out based on need. The deadline to get applications into the legion is May 15. Applications forms are available at the legion office or the lobby, or from high school counselling offices. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88 is at 12101 224th St. and the office phone number is 604-463-5101.

Maria Rantanen/TIMES

Barbara Duncan adjusts some pieces at Gallery Shop, located inside The ACT. work for consideration can send a brief email describing their work along with up to 20 images to with “Artisan Submission” in the subject line. Those who can’t send images can arrange for an alternate means of submission by contacting Barbara

Duncan at 604-476-4240 or The gallery retains 30 per cent of all sales. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, visit their website at

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Hard to smile?


In support of youth locally and internationally

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at Swan-e-set Bay Resort and Countr y Club

Not Satisfied with your present


We can help!

Bob Shivji who has over 30 years of experience would like to introduce Milad Salasi to his Westwood Denture Clinic

proudly presented by

The Haney Rotary Club

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Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1952

supported by

West Coast Auto Group


Complimentary consultation Complimentary clean and polish Walk-ins and repairs welcomed Complete dentures and partial dentures Denture over implants* Standard or Precision dentures 5 year warranty on Precision dentures We accept all dental plans

*Procedures to be completed in conjunction with a dentist.


Celebrating 40 years serving our community

1PM SHOT GUN START! Tournament fees are $160 per golfer


*includes a box lunch, range access, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, tee gifts, on course side competitions and barbeques, dinner and access to an outstanding silent and live auction all in aid of youth charities. For more information about player registration or sponsorship opportunities please contact event chair Mike Murray at

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604-468-4867 (Next to Superstore)


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times and take home something sweet from the bake tables. The church is at 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge.

April 23: Brain health

• “Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health” takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn strategies and set goals for improving the health of your mind, body, and spirit. Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required to Dorothy or Lori at 604-298-0780 or by email to or lkelly@

April 28: Crafts

What’s On

April 24: Kids

• Kids in Grade 4 and up can learn how to make Mexican paper flowers at the Maple Ridge Library just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Wacky Wednesday will feature a Cinco de Mayo paper flower craft at 3:30 p.m. Registration required: 604-467-7417.

April 25: Toastmasters

• Blue Heron Toastmasters meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Pitt Meadows City hall, 12007 Harris Rd. Info: Andrew Thompson at 604-460-0339.

April 25: Teen poetry

• Teens are invited to the Maple Ridge Library for a Teen Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. and are encouraged to read their own poetry or favourite poem. Or, if they’re feeling brave, they can try some on-thespot slam poetry. The event is for teens aged 13 to 19. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.

April 25: Caring Place

• The Caring Place is celebrating its 10th anniversary at its current location at 222nd Street and Lougheed Highway with an open house, visits from local dignitaries, and a barbecue lunch. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info:

April 26: Support group

• Hominum Fraser Valley, an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual, and questioning men, meets at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-


2 Post events 10 days in advance by email to:

9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

April 27: Seniors

• Ridge Meadows Seniors Society is holding a Western Night Saturday social from 7 to 10 p.m. in the lounge of the seniors centre, 12150 224th St. Entertainment will be by Ed Wahl. Tickets are $4 and are available at the reception desk. No minors are allowed.

April 27: Fundraiser

• The CEED Centre is hosting its annual Cheers to the Planet – Eat, Drink, and Be Eco at Meadowridge School, 12224 240th St. There will be local, organic, and sustainable wines, brews, and spirits paired with cuisine from renowned local chefs. Info: 604-463-2229.

April 27: Garage sale

• Pitt Meadows United Church at the corner of Harris and Ford roads is having its annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and buy a treasure.

April 27: Garden party

• Celebrate the return of spring at St. Luke’s Parish spring garden party from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish hall and parking lot. Check out their varied selection of outdoor and indoor plants. Have a snack or lunch in the tea room



• Museum Sunday features craft recycling from paper rolls and plastic cups. What to do with all this junk – make something better. Museum Sundays run from 2 to 4 p.m. and are open to everyone. Admission is by donation. Info: Jen or Leslie at 604-465-4322.

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April 28: Concert fundraiser

• Maple Ridge Music Society is hosting a community concert, Musica for our Health, of voice, piano, and violin benefiting the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a wine and cheese reception. Call the foundation office for tickets 604-463-1822.

May 2: Seniors

• A Seniors Helping Seniors meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St.

Amazing Adventure

• The Salvation Army is putting on The Amazing Adventure as a fundraiser on May 25. Teams of four people cost $150 to enter, and individual entries are $40. The event starts at noon at Memorial Peace Park and continues throughout the day. There will be a celebratory barbecue at 6:15 p.m. in the park. All teams must have a car and driver. Info: Amelia Norrie at or 604-463-8296, ext. 106.

Volunteers needed

• Volunteers are needed to be mentors for newcomers to Canada. Settlement Mentoring is looking for volunteers acting as a community guide and resource person. Those interested can contact ISS of B.C. in Maple Ridge at 778-284-7026, ext. 1582 or Info:

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lement and Irene weren’t just looking for a beautiful home; they were looking for a lifestyle – one that offered the best in urban living with plenty of nature’s best nearby.

The young couple was instantly taken by the incredible way of life Bluetree Homes at Kanaka Creek could provide them and their twin boys. “We both love the view of the creek,” says Irene.“The neighbourhood is very friendly, there are lots of kids, and being close to the elementary school is like having a huge ˆ’£r—†‰ƒŠš t•„– £ …‰››™† m™’š £Šš baseball diamond right in our own backyard.” The couple not only liked what they saw; the price was right as well. Starting from only $304,900, this limited collection of 51 three and four bedroom townhomes ranges in size from 1,396 – 2,186 square feet. The residences are nestled in a tranquil neighbourhood, which is steps away from Kanaka Creek, with Rieboldt Park, Belle Morse Park and Thomas {£Š™r o£†“ £’’ ƒŠš™† £ m‚™ ‹•Šƒ„™ drive away, as well as bike paths and walking trails. This is your last opportunity to live in a new home that melds the best of

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bluetree Homes at Kanaka Creek

Bluetree Homes

By Michelle Hopkins

urban life with the best that nature has to offer. With construction on these 3+4 bedroom homes nearing completion, visit the Kanaka Creek sales center today to learn about the great selection of homes that still remain. They won’t last long. Last ‹‰Š„– £’‰Š™¨ m‚™ –‰‹™… t™†™ …‰’š¦ “Many of the homes still available offer spacious outdoor patios,” says Yosh Kasahara, General Manager, Sales and Marketing for Bluetree Homes. This spring, you could be like Clement and Irene and the other homeowners who have already purchased a home at Kanaka Creek and entertain family and friends on your brand new patio. In addition, Clement and Irene also liked the fact that their new home is within walking distance to Kanaka Creek Elementary, and close to other excellent secondary and postsecondary schools. Kanaka Creek is also close to numerous family amenities and great urban shopping in central Maple Ridge. The contemporary, open-concept homes feature laminate hardwood k‰‰†•Š— ‰Š „–™ ‹£•Š ’™‚™’¨ —‰ƒ†‹™„ kitchens with stainless steel appliances and optional engineered stone countertops, 11-feet high ceilings downstairs and oversized decks to enjoy the sunsets and views that stretch all the way to Mount Baker. Clement went on to say: “We’d originally thought about putting a home theatre in the basement, but with a few books down there, the kids immediately started calling it their library. They love playing there, so I guess the theatre room will have to wait!” Kasahara says homeowners raving about Kanaka Creek’s open and …ˆ£›•‰ƒ… k‰‰†ˆ’£Š… £†™ ™›–‰™š ‰‚™† and over again. “Bluetree Homes at Kanaka Creek has been one of the great success stories in the local real estate market,” he says. Kasahara went on to say that this townhome project is “a testament to the fact that there will always be people who want to move to a great location close to amenities like parks and schools.”

“At Kanaka Creek we can also offer spacious homes that are a fantastic alternative to a single-family house – our buyers tell us they feel like they get so much more for their money here,” adds Kasahara. This contemporary townhome development is in a community where abundant social activity is as accessible as the quiet and solitude one sometimes craves. Kanaka Creek is connected by landscaped common areas, which includes a children’s play area in amongst several mature retained trees. This is where neighbours interact over a cup of coffee, while watching their children play outside. Designed in timeless Craftsman-style exterior architecture, with decorative stone, shingle and wood accents, Kanaka Creek projects a natural exterior element with all of the modern amenities inside. Many, like Clement and Irene, are attracted to the fact that Kanaka Creek’s homes are on a hillside, which provides unobstructed views and additional privacy. In addition, for those who have to commute into downtown Vancouver,

the neighbourhood is close to two West Coast Express stops, with a direct bus ride that gets them there in less than 10 minutes. “Some of the larger homes in the community, such as the fourbedroom, 2,100 sq. ft. F-Plan has additional features that make them even more functional: a dedicated outdoor parking spot for extra large vehicles and two covered outdoor spaces for all-season entertaining,” adds Kasahara. w£Šr –‰‹™… £†™ £’†™£šr ‰ƒ„m„„™š with features often considered upgrades such as engineered stone slab counters, traditional shaker-style cabinet and stainless steel appliance package to name just a few. j–•… •… £ †£†™ ‰ˆˆ‰†„ƒŠ•„r ˜‰† m†…„ „•‹™ buyers and investors who appreciate the best in comfort and style to purchase a home just a short walk from Maple Ridge. In addition, the new phase three F-Plan showhome with yard is now open for viewing. All the homes are move-in read. Come and see for yourself why Bluetree Homes at Kanaka Creek is causing such buzz.



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows

An interview with

our mayors: Ernie Daykin and Deb Walters What makes the area a great place to live?

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The transportation challenge

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w£r‰† £r“•Š t‰ƒ’š ’•“™ „‰ …™™ the West Coast Express offering a greater level of service. “We’ve ¢™™Š £š‚‰›£„•Š—¨ ˜‰† £… ’‰Š— £… zy‚™ been around, for an enhanced level, ‹£r¢™ ‹‰†™ „†£•Š… £„ „–™ ™Šš ‰˜ š£r or reverse trains where you could get back to downtown Maple Ridge £„ ‹•šš£r •Š…„™£š ‰˜ t£•„•Š— ˜‰† „–™ m†…„ „†£•Š¨| –™ …£•š¦ ©™ Š™™š „‰ —™„ people out of their cars and we need „‰ –£‚™ £Š ™˜m›•™Š„¨ ™˜˜™›„•‚™¨ †™’•£¢’™ option. We’re also pushing hard for, zy‹ —‰•Š— „‰ ›£’’ •„ £Š ™sˆ†™…… ¢ƒ…¨ …‰ £ †£ˆ•š ¢ƒ… ˜†‰‹ ‰ƒ† š‰tŠ„‰tŠ „‰ †£•š l„†™™„¦|

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w£r‰† £r“•Š ›•„™… ¢ƒ…•Š™…… š™‚™’‰ˆ‹™Š„ £… ‰Š™ ‰˜ „–™ district’s priorities. “We’re looking for opportunities to attract new ¢ƒ…•Š™……™… „‰ „–™ ›‰‹‹ƒŠ•„r £… t™’’ £… ’‰‰“•Š— £˜„™† „–™ ‰Š™… t™y‚™ —‰„¨| he said. “We’ve tried to sharpen our ™›‰Š‰‹•› ˜‰›ƒ… £… ¢™…„ t™ ›£Š¦|

Maple Ridge is keen to attract …‹£’’ –•§„™›– ›‰‹ˆ£Š•™… £… t™’’ £… £š‚£Š›™š ‹£Šƒ˜£›„ƒ†•Š— ¢ƒ…•Š™……™… and is also working on broadening the post-secondary training ‰ˆˆ‰†„ƒŠ•„•™… •Š „–™ š•…„†•›„¦ £r“•Š £’…‰ …™™… „‰ƒ†•…‹ £Šš £—†•›ƒ’„ƒ†™ as areas for potential growth. Maple n•š—™ –£… £Š ™›‰Š‰‹•› š™‚™’‰ˆ‹™Š„ ‰˜m›™ „–£„ £›„… £… £ —†™£„ †™…‰ƒ†›™ ˜‰† „–™ ¢ƒ…•Š™…… ›‰‹‹ƒŠ•„r¦ pŠ™ of the district’s biggest business ›–£’’™Š—™… –£… ¢™™Š £„„†£›„•Š— ‹‰†™

†™„£•’ …™†‚•›™…¦ £r“•Š has been successful in bringing Thrifty Foods and Target to š‰tŠ„‰tŠ ¢ƒ„¨ –™ †™‹•Šš… ƒ…¨ r‰ƒ Š™™š £ ›†•„•›£’ ‹£…… ‰˜ ˆ‰ˆƒ’£„•‰Š before retailers will set up shop. j–‰…™ ’£†—™§˜‰†‹£„¨ ¢•—§¢‰s †™„£•’™†… £†™ ’‰‰“•Š— ˜‰† ˆ‰ˆƒ’£„•‰Š Šƒ‹¢™†…¨ they’re looking at household •Š›‰‹™…¨ „–™ry†™ ’‰‰“•Š— £„ £ Šƒ‹¢™† of things to decide are they going to ’‰›£„™ •Š w£ˆ’™ n•š—™¨| …£•š £r“•Š¦ {‰‹™ ™ˆ‰„y… Š‰„ —‰•Š— „‰ ‰ˆ™Š £ ’£†—™§˜‰†‹£„ …„‰†™ ¢£…™š ‰Š „–™ ˜£›„ that in 15 or 20 years there’s going to be another 30,000 people living here. They want to see those people Š‰t¦| ›‰Š‰‹•› š™‚™’‰ˆ‹™Š„ •… £ “™r area for Pitt Meadows council too t•„– •„… ›‰Š‰‹•› ™‚™’‰ˆ‹™Š„ Corporation working with businesses „‰ –™’ˆ †™„£•Š „–™‹ £Šš —†‰t •Š ‰ƒ† ›‰‹‹ƒŠ•„r¦ pŠ’r ¡ ˆ™† ›™Š„ ‰˜ ‰ƒ† ™‹ˆ’‰r™š residents work within Pitt Meadows, which is why there is a need to ›‰Š„•Šƒ™ „‰ ›†™£„™ ‹‰†™ ’‰›£’ ”‰¢ ‰ˆˆ‰†„ƒŠ•„•™…¨| …£•š ©£’„™†…¨ who sees encouraging business š™‚™’‰ˆ‹™Š„ £… £ t£r „‰ –™’ˆ balance the tax base and create local jobs. l–™ £šš™š¨ z £‹ ˆ†‰ƒš „‰ …£r¨ t™ £†™ „–™ m†…„ †™—•‰Š „‰ ˆ£†„Š™† ‰Š „–™ BC Jobs Plan. Working together with Maple Ridge and Mission on ‘The zŠ‚™…„ u‰†„– €†£…™† o’£Šy Œ ‰ƒ† —‰£’ is to create regional projects which t•’’ …™™ ’‰Š—§„™†‹ ¢™Š™m„… ˜‰† ‰ƒ† ›‰‹‹ƒŠ•„r …ƒ›– £… ”‰¢ ›†™£„•‰Š £Šš •Š‚™…„‹™Š„¦|



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Changing of guard

Minor hockey picks new president An annual general meeting election ousted Mike Walls in favour of former referee in chief Dan Herbranson. by Sylver McLaren

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Karina LeBlanc recently visited Honduras with UNICEF Canada. At her first clinic – greeted by 200 girls, some wearing the shirt of her first club team, Golden Ears United in Maple Ridge.

Retired Mountie Dan Herbranson is the new president of the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association. He was voted in as president at the association’s annual general meeting last Tuesday, after volunteering as the referee-in-chief for the past half dozen years. “Our mandate when we are elected to the executive board is to ensure that kids are able to go out and play the great game of

hockey. To that end the 2012-2013 executive board did exactly that,” Herbranson said. “Kids in our community were able to go out and play hockey,” he added. About having paid positions in the minor hockey association, Herbranson said: “I am neither for it nor against it, if it makes the association better, certainly I would be for it.” He added that currently the association is looking at the possibility of hiring someone for the role of director of hockey operations. “This position has never been in our association before. We have never had a paid position within the association – that would be ground breaking if and when this gets approved,” Herbranson explained. Other sports associations have people who are paid to assist in the running of oper-

ations, he told The TIMES. Asked if he would support the idea, Herbranson said: “I like a lot of what is in the proposal. Historically, these different aspects have been looked after by a group of volunteers. This will now be one person. So, if someone is hired they would be expected to fill their days with full-time employment.” He said he looks forward to working with past president Mike Walls. “I’m looking forward to working with Mike. We have agreed to work together to make our association as strong as possible,” he said. Herbranson feels strong enough about the association to support it. He put his two sons through the hockey association. Both sons are in their 20s now and started in the mid 1990s.


Women’s soccer

LeBlanc: A New tournament hosts epee, foil, sabre events fencers were rose among Sixteen awarded medals in a hosted by the Thorns tournament Meadowridge School. by Marc Weber Special to The TIMES

In March, UNICEF Canada named Maple Ridge’s Karina LeBlanc its first female soccer ambassador. She’ll work with them in the off-season, and hopes to visit her native Dominica with UNICEF soon. But right now it is the onseason where she has landed a spot as goalkeeper with the Portland Thorns women’s football club.

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Meadowridge School hosted its first fencing tournament on Sunday, April 14. The Meadowridge Youth Open drew fencers, coaches, and spectators from all over the Lower Mainland as well as fencers from Vernon, and Seattle, Wash. Fencers from Meadowridge Fencing Club, Tri-City Fencing Academy, Dynamo Fencing Club, North Vancouver Fencing Club, Vernon Freestyle Fencing, Okanagan Fencing Club, Ecole de


Beairsto, and Rain City Fencing Club together sent more than 80 fencers competed in foil, epee, and sabre events. Sixteen were awarded for the top four in each category. Connie Chow-Go, Grade 4 teacher and parent at Meadowridge, fencing club coach and parent Gareth Mason and parent Carolyn Treger organized the tournament. The event was one of the largest youth fencing tournament in B.C.

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Two fencers squared off at the first annual Meadowridge Youth Open recently. Anita Bonnarens photo

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Who Am I? Last week’s Who Am I had a few people stumped, but not many. The TIMES continues to receive great responses and thanks to all who successfully identified local cowboy Jamie Payton, who grew up in this community, sold and traded horses with his late father Skip for years, ran Golden Ears Riding Stables on 232nd Street (across from Maple Ridge Park) for a period, and worked for countless years in the film industry – handling Like horses. Kudos to Rod Bisson for being our weekly us to win winner. Bisson, along with all the others who Facebooked in the correct answers, is now entered in a grand-prize draw. Who Am I is part of a twice-weekly TIMES contest, where readers are asked to identify people from this community’s distant and recent past. For instance, who’s in this photo? Entering is simple. Readers can “Like Us” on Facebook and answer before 9 a.m. Friday to be automatically entered to win weekly and grand prizes.

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1947 - 2013 It is with great sorrow we announce that Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Survived by his wife Cathy; sons: Jimmy (Stacy), Bill (Abbey), Kenny (Carolina); four grandchildren: Billy, Austin, Hailey and James; sisters: Pearl, Lois (Don); brothers: Len, Ed (Edie) and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Jim will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm, at First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Jim’s memory to the Kidney Foundation. “Our hearts are full of memories; with pride we speak your name. Though life goes on without you, it will never be the same.” Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting First Memorial Burkeview Chapel 604.944.4128

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Luigi Mior, 78, beloved husband and father, of Pitt Meadows, B.C., passed away peacefully on Thursday April 18, 2013 in Maple Ridge Hospice. He was born in Morsano, Italy in 1935 to Pietro and Giuseppina Mior (nee Tedesco). Luigi moved to Canada in 1956 beginning his career in the forest industry and went on to become a millwright, enjoying a long career until his retirement in 1998. An avid outdoorsman, Luigi enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Family camping and hunting trips were a time that Luigi could share life lessons like the importance of planning and preparedness, respect for nature, and his love for the outdoors. Being a man of great character and a kind heart, Luigi led by example. Providing, protecting, and caring for his family were the most important things to him. He will be dearly missed by his wife Glenys, of 47 years, sons, Mark (Nane), and Mike (Livia); grandsons, Nicholas and William; and granddaughters Sarah and Maddie. He is also survived by his brothers Tony (Dora) and Nilo (Milvia) of Vancouver and Sisters, Angela, Nella and Vienda of Italy. And many nieces and Nephews in both countries. He is predeceased by his brother Oreste (Vera), and sisters Palmira and Albina. Mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday April 25th, 2013 at St. Mary’s, 5239 Joyce St., Vancouver with a reception to follow at Famee Furlane of Vancouver (2605 E Pender). Visit to share condolences. In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The BC Cancer society. The family would like to recognize the efforts and compassion of staff and Doctors at Maple Ridge hospital, and McKenny Creek Hospice.


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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services



Condos/ Townhouses


DECLINED AT THE BANK? Call Heather 778-836-6635 VERICO ZANDERS & Associates Mortgage Brokers Inc.

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546


Renee Dubois

Mobile Mortgage Specialist TD Canada Trust. 778-686-5107


Condos/ Townhouses


S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see id5575

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553

Langley/ Aldergrove

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

2BDRM + DEN/ 2BATH CONDO for Sale. By Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $249,800. Helen 604-762-7412. #149562





Houses - Sale


REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see id5595


Langley/ Aldergrove

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see id5533

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

5 ACRE blueberry farm with garage water & sewer at property line $949K 604-880-5069 see id5642


Real Estate

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DUPLEX ON 5 acre blueberry farm, on city water, sewer at propty line $999K 604-880-5069 see id5643


FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951


AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see id5603

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: id5506

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604-630-3300 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see id5376



Mobile Homes


NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541

PAD IN Ruskin MHP. Pet & family friendly! Rent $449/mo. Great view of Stave River. New home $89,900 incl F&S, DW, upgraded carpet. Call Chuck 604-830-1960. id # 81635

Okanagan/ Interior

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see id5400




MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see id5592


Out Of Town Property

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304

Mobile Homes

QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133

Real Estate

con’t on next page CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500

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NEW MOBILE Home w/river view in Ruskin. Fam/pet ok. $89,900 w/ $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960


IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226






SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566


RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see id5584


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Houses - Sale

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see id5617

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see id4513

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428


Lots & Acreage


For Sale by Owner



IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see id5565




OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see id4272

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Out Of Town Property


Recreation Property



115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

ENDERBY BC 18.6 acres w/ 2 homes, shop & 5 buildings. N. Okanagan $669,000 1-250-838-6133 NOVA SCOTIA’S Eastern Shore. Waterfront Lots for Sale Excellent Climate Near the Atlantic Ocean. Three Bedroom House for Sale or Rent 1-902-522-2343 1-902-328-4338.


Real Estate Investment

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see id3186


HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

Call 604- 421-1222

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see id5491

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

Recreation Property

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Apartments & Condos

1BDRM/1BTH NEW APT. New West/Richmond area. Close to nature, 6 appl, alarm, balc, n/s n/p Ref required. $1,100. Mo. plus elec. No Pets. email:



AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. Office 604- 936-3907

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424



Bby N. Lrg 1 BR, walk-in, view, balcy, $850/heat, h/w, prkg. By bus. NS/NP. May1. 604-205-9409

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

Cell: 604-813-8789

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR start $720, 2 BR $820. Bldg laundry. By transit. 604-518-8935

Houses - Rent

BBY N view upper 2 BR + Den, 2 ba, share w/d, share utils, np $1300; lower 2 BR $850, np, 121 North Warwick. 604 299-0403


Auto Finance

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $588/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing


Office/Retail Rent

Commercial Space availl May 1, suits Dr. or Acc’ting office etc. 22368 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge. For viewing 778-688-0843



M RIDGE Room for rent in home, close to everything. $450 All utils included. 604-446-1639


2 BR bsmt ste MRidge, d/w, own ldry, $900 incls hydro & gas, priv entry, sm pet neg, 604-463-0029

BBY S. newly reno’d 3 BR top flr, 1500 sq ft, quiet CDS, $1395/mo + 2/3 utils. Call 604-961-9534 BBY SFU, 2 BR bsmt ste, 1200sf, f/bath, bright & clean, share washer, prkg, Suits 2. $850 + 50% utils. NS/NP. 604-421-1196

COQ, COMO LAKE. Newer 1 BR bsmt ste. Priv laundry & entry. $650/mo + sh’d utils. Avail May 1. Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765



Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


Scrap Car Removal

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

office: 604-939-8905


Collectibles & Classics



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344



Services & Repairs

$50 off / month for the first year Spacious Reno’d Bach, 1, 2, 3 BR suites. Heat & hot water included. Walk Score = 75 Call 604-530-0030

PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520




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




Townhouses Rent

COQ 2 BR Apt, quiet complex, incls hot water, laundry facils, free parking, near amens, No pets. $995. Call 778-323-4317


Lawn & Garden




10 000 DSoil li Mix i A ll • Garden • Lawn & Turf Blends • Super Natural TopSoil • Composted Black Bark • Hemlock/Fir Bark Mulch • Top Dressing Blends • Sand, Gravel & Rock • Miracle Mix Soil • Hydroseeding Contractor OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2007 GMC Canyon 4 cyl, auto $7500. Call 604-795-3344


Sports & Imports

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

5333 - 176 St. Cloverdale FREE DELIVERY



• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

BOOK A JOB AT 2000 MERCEDES Benz E55 AMG Beautiful exc cond 113,00 K’s Sell 12,900. 778-846-2933 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912



TOTAL CARE, 2-4 X MONTHLY 24/7, Reas. Rates, Free Estimate, 778-387-5340 or 604-498-0667


Moving & Storage


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


2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: (604) 794-3428.

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NEED A RELIABLE AUTO MECHANIC? Certified Technician, many years experience in HONDA & ACURA. All types of factory recommended maint. We use most OE Fluids & Parts. We also work on all imports & domestic cars. Please call for appointments 778-840-6651.


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020


Painting/ Wallpaper

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee


778-997-9582 PAINTING Inside/Outside $150/bedroom sized job. Free estimates 604-997-7782

Patios/Decks/ Railings

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


“Your Complete Sundeck Specialists”

• Vinyl Waterproofing • Deck Rebuilds • Custom Built Railings • Patio Covers



Paving/Seal Coating

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


Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582



A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437


10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721


Rubbish Removal

Bulldog Disposal Co Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates- 7 Days/Wk Call Tony 604-834-2597

Need a Handyman?

2007 SEADOO 150 Jet boat, only 30hrs, 155hp, rotex, trailer, factorycover, $15K 604-477-9281 Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

9530 2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610

Moving & Storage

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842


Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad



Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great River view!


We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

POCO, 2 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg. Coin laundry. $875/mo incls heat. Av May 1, N/s, N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562


310-JIMS (5467)

604-937-7343 778-863-9980


mariescustomizedcleaning Call Marie 604-467-1118

Same Day Service, Fully Insured 2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,250. 604-209-1039

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

LUXURY 2 BR Apt, hrdwd flrs, ceramic tile, Bby Heights, near all amens, N/pets, non smokers, $1250/mo, May 1. 778-867-2531

HOUSE CLEANING ★ Move Ins/Outs ★ Staging ★ Organizing ★ Inside Windows ★ Blinds Gift Cards for All Locations

Spring Services

415 Westview St, Coq

office: cell:


NEW 2 bdrm, East MR, separate lndry, ALL UTIL INC, prkng, yard, avail now $900 778-863-5858

E MRIDGE, 700sf shop w/220, hiceiling, gd for wrkshop or storage, $800+utils, Now, 778-863-5858

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



We’re in the Big Green Trucks


1300 King Albert, Coq

BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, fireplace, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Extra prkg. Onsite Manager. By skytrn. Lease. $1000. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-585-8500 or 604-802-0246


office: 604- 936-1225

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

office: 604-939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

BBY, NORTH. Clean 2 BR, g/lvl. Nr SFU. Big back yard. Nice area. N/s, N/p. Immed. 604-253-0168

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

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

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

Duplexes - Rent

POCO / COQ Centre, 3 BR up & 1 BR bsmt ste, all appls, garage, f/yrd. Quiet street. $1900 + utls. N/P. Avail now. 604-931-6317

Suites/Partial Houses

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

401 Westview St, Coq

552 Dansey Ave, Coq


BBY S. 3 BR house with full bsmnt, $1700 + utils, avail May 1, N/s, 1 cat or sm dog is ok. 604-523-5625 or 604-551-3289





(Pitt Meadows) 2 BR, $1030/mo, $2500 share purchase. Near bus & schools. No subsidy. Pets ok. 604 465-1938

Houses - Rent



office: 604-939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178


3 BR EMRidge, new reno’s, nr schls, w/d, yd, pet ok, $1800 inc util/net/cble, yrd maint, Avail Now 778-863-5858


Accepting applications for waiting list for Bach, 1BR, 1BR & Den & 2BR’s Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room & workshop. No pets. Participation mandatory, $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee


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M. RIDGE Priv outside Storage/ Parking for lrg equip/ Truck/Car/ RV/Boats etc 604-761-6935

Find one in the Home Services section. TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Langley Farm Market PRODUCE



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Product of California ($1.94/kg)


Product of California • $1.30kg)

Pork Side Ribs (Reg. $3.29/lb)


$ 99

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Fresh is Best Salsa Company Newman's Own

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Zucchini Loaf

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times April 23 2013