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On some issues, voters will have a tough time distinguishing between the two main parties on May 14. On others, the difference is obvious as the BC Liberals keep touting their plan to allow natural resource businesses to flourish and the NDP promises change in baby steps toward reforming social problems. But the two parties have one definite thing in common: they don’t trust each other with the economy. At Thursday evening’s all-candidates meeting hosted by the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows at Meadowridge School, one BC Liberal candidate likened a return to the NDP rule as a “rerun” of a bad movie, while the NDP questioned the Liberals’ promise of prosperity thanks to liquified natural gas. Seven candidates took part in Thursday’s pre-election meeting: Doug Bing and Marc Dalton who are running for the BC Liberals, Elizabeth Rosenau and Mike Bocking who are running under the NDP banner, Alex Green and Michael Patterson who hope to represent the Green party, and Manuel “Mike” Pratas, the BC Conservative candidate for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. The chamber of commerce presented two questions to the candidates before opening the floor to questions from the audience. The first question was whether each candidate would push for allowing businesses to have a vote in municipal elections and whether candidates supported the municipal auditor general, something that was recently introduced by the provincial government. In general, the candidates weren’t in favour of allowing businesses to have a vote. And on the chamber’s second question on whether they approved of having a municipal auditor-general, the candidates agreed that it was a good thing, but the NDP wanted to revisit the terms of reference.

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Ridge Meadows Home Show

Guests enjoy changes to annual event

About 18,000 people showed up to participate in the home show on the weekend. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

Even a mini tornado couldn’t dampen the spirit of the home show after a dust devil unexpectedly dropped in at the Albion Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon. “The potential for injury was mind blowing,” Cass Winder, Ridge Meadows Home Show organizer, said about the pint-sized tornado that tore through the park for about one minute picking up tents and papers. “It was a rogue weather incident. It was literally a

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UpFront SPCA warns of heat BC SPCA received a call about an animal locked in a hot vehicle at 22932 Lougheed Hwy. on Sunday afternoon. “The dog was not in distress... But we’re grateful for the call. It gives us a chance to educate people,” said Jennifer York, branch manager SPCA Maple Ridge. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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3. Should recall legislation be amended to make it easier to remove MLAs between elections?

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4. Should senior provincial bureaucrats receive severance pay when they quit or are fired with cause?

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A one-man Pelican kayak was stolen from the bank of the Alouette River Sunday afternoon shortly after a senior citizen finished using it. It is white on the bottom and reddish orange on top. If found contact Britt at 604-467-9617 or britt_bright@yahoo.com. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Flag puzzles reader A TIMES reader was puzzled by an upside-down flag at Alouette Elementary last week, but the school district confirmed it occurred because of a broken top hook. Ian Cribb posted the question to the TIMES after snapping a picture of the maple leaf hanging upside down. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Questions as presented to candidates:

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1. Should the province raise personal income tax rates? Rosenau: An NDP government would freeze income taxes for 98 per cent of British Columbians, and would increase personal income tax rates for the top two per cent of high-income earners who make over $150,000 annually.

Each Maple Ridge Pitt-Meadows riding candidate in the May 14 B.C. general election was provided with the 20 questions listed above, along with the following instructions: your yes/no answers. Dear candidate, All of your expanded responses will be Our readers have told us that it is importpublished online at www.mrtimes.com. ant to them to have a straight-forward Due to space limitations, however, only reference to help them orient themselves up to three expanded responses will appear within the range of candidate choices open to them. To that end, we would ask that in print along with the candidates’ 20 you provide a ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ or ‘don’t know’ Questions yes/no/don’t know answers. Please indicate which three of your expandresponse to each of the questions below. ed responses you would like published in Any responses left blank or answered The TIMES print edition (as well as on the with anything other than ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ or ‘don’t know’ will be left blank. web with any other expanded responses you As a candidate, you are invited to provide wish to provide). expanded responses of up to 150 words for Please do not hesitate to contact us if any or all of the questions, in addition to these instructions are unclear.

2. Should the province raise business tax rates? Rosenau: An NDP government would freeze taxes on small businesses, and increase the corporate income tax from 11 to 12 per cent. 9. Do you believe that our public schools are adequately funded to provide full educational opportunities for our children? Bing: Yes, in the sense that K-12 education spending is at the highest level ever – an estimated $5.3 billion, a 29 per cent increase since 2000/01, despite declining enrolment of more than 66,000 students over the same period.

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Opinion Who we are The Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows TIMES newspaper is a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership. We’re located at 22345 North Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. The TIMES has a CCAB audited circulation of 29,950.

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Heat and cars hurt canines Every year, animal control officers are called out more than once to aid dogs stuck in hot cars for too long. In fact, when we called the SPCA to ask about the issue, it was sparked by just such an incident. Temperatures have Scan this spiked early this year, page with with July weather in early May. But problems for pooches can begin on any sunny day if the temperature is above 19 or 20 degrees Celsius. When a dog begins to feel in distress will depend on many factors, including breed, air ventilation, and even whether the car’s interior or paint job is dark or light. Yet most of the stories officials hear when they talk to dog owners are the same – they only intended to be away for a few minutes. They were delayed. Because even the best dog owner can’t predict if they’ll get held up, it’s a better idea to either not bring your dog along for the trip, or to take your pet inside with you wherever you’re going. The alternative may be an embarrassing page over the public address system of a store. Officials will try to find the owners of vehicles if they see a dog left inside a hot car. In more extreme situations, they will take the dog. It is not unheard of, when a dog is left in a car, suffering distress on a sizzling day, that a towing company will be called to have the car door opened and dog taken to a vet. It’s rare, but officials will seize a dog if necessary. On the positive side, it appears that fewer cases seem to be cropping up every year. Dogs actually dying from being locked in a hot car is becoming a rare occurrence. People do seem to be getting the message about canine care. – M.C.

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Opinion

Something important missing I miss my Mom. I miss when there were debates We lost her to some strange ailover which was more important: ment. The doctors never did figthe party leader, the party policy, ure out with any certainty what or the stature of the local canit was that took her at a rather didate? Now, the leaders spout tender 68 years of age – despite their spin, and the candidates poking and prodding at and into have even lost any pretense of her paralyzed body through those individuality – they don’t even last couple of weeks. wait to get to Victoria before It doesn’t take the approach of kow-towing to the leader, aping Mother’s Day to remind me of provincial policy points verbatim that sad fact. on the campaign trail, often withby Bob Groeneveld But it doesn’t help either. out even stopping to think how I think about how much I miss those points might relate to a my Mom whenever I start thinking about other local situation… because, after all, who cares? things that I miss. I miss when I used to debate with fellow Like, for instance, when an election comes school kids about who we would vote for when along, I find myself missing the integrity and we finally would be old enough to vote. And I decency that politicians that I used to have the miss when we couldn’t wait for the opportunity. opportunity to follow as a cub reporter used to I miss the days when more than half of people display towards each other as opponents on the cared enough to try and make a difference by campaign trail – actually stopping the show to casting a ballot on election day. get up and shake hands with each other at the I miss the day when casting that ballot probclose of an all-candidates debate. ably made more of a difference than it does It’s not that the local politicians in the current today. campaign are all that openly nasty towards each Somehow, I think we all missed the day when other… but there’s a dark underbelly to all of all of that changed. this, seeping down from the upper reaches of We should try not to miss the day when we the provincial headquarters, that can’t possibly can turn back the clock – if even just a little escape your notice. Not at all the light that used bit – by expressing ourselves and asserting our to shine from the likes of some of the gentlemen interest. By voting on election day, we at least (and ladies) of past campaigns at all. let the people kow-towing to their leaders in And I miss how many people show up at those Victoria know that we still care. That could be a all-candidates meetings. There have been a few first step towards making them care, too. pretty good turnouts – even despite concurrent I also miss other things. hockey playoffs. But still, I recall all-candidates I miss the water that is no longer in my oncemeetings at which the halls were so crowded abundant well when the summer heat pushes that people stood outside the doors, straining to back the aquifer – and I’ll miss it more when the see and hear the proceedings, so they could get development moratorium in my neighbourhood a better understanding of the issues and what is smashed by a poorly considered subdivision of each candidate might be able to contribute to the 65 more homes. wellbeing of the community. I miss the bees that used to buzz so loudly in my garden that you could hardly hear yourself Maybe that underlying seepage has something think. to do with the fewer people lining up to gather But mostly, I miss my Mom. wisdom from the seepers.

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Election 2013

Vote to determine society’s health

operate profitably and maintain Dear Editor, Scan this a large, well-paid workforce. In any healthy organism image with As long as the interests of the there is a complex series of environment are considered checks and balances which within the context of the ecoensures that all functions work nomic need of the province, together for the betterment of resources can be utilized to the organism – somewhat like a maintain our tax base. symphony. When all functions Letters to High taxation to cover the work together to support each other, the organism flourishes. the Editor cost of debt and interest, high unemployment due to business Our society is a large organism. As long as the well-being [Note: Fuller versions of finding healthier economies in of each interest group is kept the letters on this page, which to operate, and severe in balance, we have a healthy and others on similar cutbacks in basic services, due to lack of revenue, all combine to society. As long as the intertopics are online at create a very sick society. ests of big business are kept www.mrtimes.com. On May 14, British Columbians in check for the protection of Click on Opinion.] must make a decision. We can the workers and environment, opt for the happy story that we can afford big business is able to operate in a healthy more and better, or we can face reality. economy. As long as the interests of labour are kept in check, big business is able to Andree D’Andrea, Maple Ridge

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Social capital

Well-being measure beats economy

Dear Editor, Usually, a growing economy is measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). If it goes up, we seem to be doing well. However, GDP is a poor measurement of people’s well-being. It only measures the level of economic activity. It measures the good and the bad: if an oil spill occurs or a hurricane demolishes many homes, economic activity occurs, and our

economy grows. An alternative measure of well-being would be the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare or the Genuine Progress Indicator, which measures whether people are really better off. Many jobs now are being “grown” overseas, outsourcing to factories with substandard social and health standards, at less than subsistence wages. How can we compete in an

Just Saying

Take heed of Gord’s warning

Dear Editor, I enjoy reading Gord Robson’s columns [Just Saying] in your fine newspaper. Last week’s should have been printed in bold type on your front page. Sadly, it appears the May 14 election is being ignored by the majority, who seem exhausted with all of the political advertising spilling in from our neighbours to the South. British Columbians must think back to the last NDP reign of terror in the ’90s. Recall how they recklessly inflicted debt on B.C. taxpayers through sweetheart labour agreements which we are still paying for, and which it appears, they are preparing to enhance even more. Dick Drew, Maple Ridge

ever-down-spiralling trend for cheaper goods? What jobs do we want to grow? I would think long-lasting, safe, and wellpaid jobs with benefits and retirement packages, not part-time, short-contract jobs that do not feed a family or protect for the future. Over the decades, unions have safeguarded minimum wages and good working conditions, raising the standard for all. Continuing progress should not lead to escalating consumption, but to improving productivity and technology would provide higher quality goods, better health, and more leisure. Growth can be good if it is focused on human beings and includes the preservation of the natural habitat that sustains us. So far, however, we have mostly grown debt. Instead of growing the economy, we should grow the well-being of our people. Maria Raynolds, Maple Ridge

Education

Better children make better adults

Dear Editor, School District 42’s preliminary operating budget calls for a reduction of 11.7 elementary and 9.2 secondary school teachers. When the province fails to fund education, teachers get laid off. It’s the least senior teachers who get axed, and so do the newer programs. My daughter loves the Montessori program at Hammond Elementary, with its integrated grade levels

and specially trained teachers. The program is supported by decades of research, and is blazing a trail for the mainstream. All the Montessori teachers have received layoff notices. Some may be hired back, but some may be replaced by teachers who have more seniority but no Montessori training. The program has a threeyear cycle, and kids need stability.

Election 2013

Debate sizes up indiscretions

Dear Editor, During the leaders’ debate, NDP leader Adrian Dix inferred “memo-gate” was a youthful indiscretion, as he was only 35 at the time. Following his reasoning, even he would cut Christy Clark some slack, as she was a student in her early 20s in a student election. At least they tried to fine Christy Clark – she refused and then was disqualified. Adrian Dix got a $70,000 payout. Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge

I’ve just read that Christy Clark says Marc Dalton believes in choices for families, but here we see what happens when you put dollars ahead of families. Do they think voters will vote for whatever party has a zero at the bottom of the balance sheet, whatever the consequences? Clark said the BC Liberals have committed to spending $10 billion on capital infrastructure. What? How about paying people to educate our kids so that we have a strong human infrastructure? We have schools, let’s invest in good people to work in them! It’s better and cheaper to build children than to mend adults. James Rowley, Maple Ridge For more letters to the editor visit... www.mrtimes.com – Click on Opinion.

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Green Party candidate Michael Patterson played with his youngest son, twoyear-old Landon, in between campaigning and work last week.

y column He wanted to last week express his love of hit a furniture by restornerve. I ing and selling his am obviously not a work. good shot, because it Maple Ridge was not the nerve I bylaws department intended to hit. told him he could The number of not do any respeople who have toration work in that reacted to that commercial zone. column has been (He forfeited his by Gordy Robson astounding. Many cash deposit.) claim to be reguUndaunted, he lar readers of “Tuesday Gordy” rented a building in an industrial – which makes me suspicious, zone. Maple Ridge bylaw departbecause my editor hides it so well. ment told him he could restore furThe nerve I hit was the continuniture there, but he could not sell it. ing escalation of their property (He forfeited his deposit again.) taxes. He moved to Fort Langley. In Maple Ridge, 92 per cent of the Since the ’80s nothing has property tax bill is paid by residenchanged. Despite the best efforts tial property owners and the burden of people like Donna Telep, Lyle is growing. Armstrong, and other communIn comparison, Pitt Meadows has ity leaders through the years, our done a far superior job of attracting bylaws continue to shut down and industrial and commercial taxpayforce companies to leave Maple ers who reduce the burden on their Ridge or choose not to do business residents. here. In the early 1980s, Maple Ridge One of the priorities our District council decided it wanted an ecocouncil has had for the past decade nomic development office outside of has been to rewrite our archaic municipal hall and looked for some- bylaws. As a recent example, ask one to spearhead it. I was honoured why – after months of attempting to be selected as the first economic to locate in Maple Ridge – Tom Lee development officer of Maple Ridge. Music has stated, “We are done.” One of the first things we did With our archaic bylaws and our was survey the people who had not newfound exuberance for enforcerenewed their business licences in ment, we are enhancing our reputathe past two years. tion of being a municipality that is We found the enemy. It was our hard to do business with. bylaws. The lack of industrial and comWe recognized that, if we went mercial growth only means the from business to business, the burden on residential taxpayers will majority of the businesses in our continue to escalate. community would be in violation of Just saying… some part of the bylaws. Gordy Robson’s column appears Tuesdays in A retired master carpenter rented the print and/or online versions of The TIMES. a retail space on the Lougheed Questions and reactions can be emailed c/o editorial@mrtimes.com. Highway around 207th Street.

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Contender overcoming shyness Green Party hopeful Michael Patterson anxious to bring issues forward. by Roxanne Hooper rhooper@mrtimes.com

Running for office isn’t new for Michael Patterson, who unsuccessfully sought a seat on Maple Ridge council in 2008. But admittedly, his recent decision to run as a Green Party candidate in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows riding was a last-minute decision that has stretched him a little thin. Between working full-time as an electrical engineer and preparing to move to a hobby farm that he and his wife recently purchased nearby in Maple Ridge, the 46-year-old father of three is discovering it hard to add campaigning to his list of duties. Nevertheless, Patterson said, it’s important and he’s committed to making the time. Much like his political compadre Alex Pope – running for the Greens in Maple RidgeMission – Patterson just joined the Green Party.

In fact, he joined four weeks ago, after being asked by a friend and former Green Party contender Robert Hornsey while grocery shopping at the 227th Street Save-On-Foods. “He said I’d be good at it. Do you want to run?” Patterson recounted, noting no one else was stepping forward. At home later that night, after their boys were in bed, he discussed the idea with his wife Suzanne. A few days later, Patterson was signed up and making a few of his own campaign signs. “And away I went,” he said. Prior to joining the Green Party, Patterson said he’d voted provincially for a number of different parties, sometimes voting for the candidate while other times swayed by the party leader. “I’ve kind of been all over the map,” he admitted. “I really couldn’t find the right fit.” Asked why he’s running now, Patterson said he believes he’s found the right fit, and “I want to see things done better… and I think I can do that.” Shy by nature, he said participation as a former member of Ridge

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Candidates expand on election issue answers Election 2013 times But, no, in the sense that some local school boards are facing extreme difficulties balancing their budgets and need assistance.

10. Should the carbon tax be scrapped?

Patterson: No. The carbon tax needs to be completely allocated to actual related productive activities. Too many of the projects have dubious merit or the tax funds have been used elsewhere. People don’t like taxes. But, if they can actually see that their money has been spent for something of value, they will have a lot less problems with a tax.

11. Do you support balanced budget legislation?

Bing: I absolutely support balanced budget legislation. This is one of the fundamental differences between the BC Liberals and the NDP. The NDP has said that they want to kill off the existing balanced budget legislation and run deficits for four years. I believe balancing the budget is something all families do, and so should the government. This is a core belief of BC Liberals.

11. Do you support balanced budget legislation?

Pratas: Yes I do. It is important to have balance budgets to show a well run province that will attract new people and business ventures to B.C. We want to decrease our debt, we need to set an example for our children and show them that we can manage a budget and ensure that they have the education and health

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11. Do you support balanced budget legislation?

Patterson: No. We should always strive for a balanced budget but if we encounter a difficulty we cannot avoid, balanced budget legislation will hurt us.

12. Do you support the development of pipelines through B.C.?

Rosenau: The NDP is committed to protecting B.C.’s interests and if elected, would withdraw from the Northern Gateway Pipeline’s equivalency agreement with the federal government and establish a made-in-B.C. environmental assessment for the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, as well as any other heavy oil pipeline proposal. Similarly, in regards to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, the NDP does not believe Vancouver should be converted into a major oil export facility.

13. Is health care in B.C. adequately funded?

Bing: Yes, but we shouldn’t measure success by how much money is spent but rather by how the money is spent and the outcomes, such as having the lowest smoking rate and the overall

his people and will be able to vote for the benefit of the constituents.

20. Should there be more referendums, to give citizens more input into government policy?

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best cancer survival rate in the country. I think it is important to note that health care costs have been growing at four times the inflation rate over the past decade until it now absorbs 45 per cent of total revenues, which is unsustainable. Before the worldwide economic crisis, health care funding was growing by about seven per cent a year. In the last budget, growth was down to around three per cent, and in Balanced Budget 2013 it will be at 2.6 per cent, which is much more sustainable.

15. Should the province do more to protect the Agricultural Land Reserve?

Pratas: Yes. Large areas of agricultural land are being held or bought up by non-farmers for speculation and are not run as farms. Smaller farms and food co-ops are very successful in other areas of the world and we should encourage locally grown produce to cut down our dependence on food that has to be transported long distances.

20. Should there be more referendums, to give citizens more input into government policy?

Pratas: No. An MLA is elected to represent the people to do the job of running the government

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on their behalf. There should be a continual dialogue between an MLA and his constituents so

Patterson: No. Full on referendums are very costly. We could implement a web based system that wouldn’t cost much but would provide government with lots of valuable feedback.

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Running for a seat in the provincial legislature is “very symbolic” for Doug Bing – his brother paved the way for rights for Chinese-Canadians, and he is reaping those benefits. Bing’s older brother Fred served in the Second World War, despite the fact that ChineseCanadians had few rights at that point in history. Bing’s father couldn’t understand why his son would fight for a country that discriminated against them. But his brother had the opposite view, Bing said. “...Fred wanted to show the government he loved this country, he was a loyal citizen,” Bing said. And when Fred came back from war, the recognition of his and the service of other ChineseCanadians paved the way for them to integrate into society. “What Fred did really affected me – he made a significant and lasting

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Pitt Meadows City councillor Doug Bing is running for office under the BC Liberal Party banner. achievement,” Bing said, adding that he “was the beneficiary of all these things...” Bing felt he also had an obligation to offer his time and energy in service of his country, choosing to run for the BC Liberals in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows riding. Bing is in his third term as a City councillor in Pitt Meadows, and has lived in the City since 1980. He shared his dentistry practice with his wife, Helen, with whom he has three grown children. While Pitt Meadows council is fairly harmonious, Bing is making a foray into a highly polarized political arena.

“It’s going to be interesting, it’s going to be a challenge,” he said. “I don’t think it’s going to change me.” Bing believes the majority of British Columbians are fiscally conservative but socially progressive, and that’s why there has been a right-wing coalition party in office for 48 out of the last 61 years, he said. “To me the Liberal party reflects the majority of the population,” Bing added. He also feels that the party’s beliefs reflect his beliefs. The MLA-hopeful is a keen photographer and enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis, and walking. • More at www.mrtimes.com

From her own peaceful university days when the world was full of opportunity to her daughter being at the receiving end of rubber bullets at a political protest, the world has changed for Elizabeth Rosenau. What happened to her daughter, Natalie Gray, in 2010 at a protest outside the G20 summit in Toronto was a defining moment for Rosenau, who is currently seeking a seat on the provincial legislature as the NDP candidate for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, and “it raised so many red flags for my family.” Her father was reminded of the Second World War. For Rosenau, she remembers being at university in Toronto and taking part in protests, surrounded by “jolly and smiling” police – nothing like the experience her daughter had. She had a vision of a strong and free Canada, and “then I have this happen to my daughter,” she said. “My daughter’s shooting really forced me to express my political leanings in a public way,” she said. At the age of 17, Rosenau headed off to university to study pharmacology, a “wonderful time” to be in post-secondary education, with low tuition, good

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students grants and loans, affordable housing, and a high minimum wage. “We basically had the world at our feet,” she said. “I was naïve to believe that things would only get better,” she added. Rosenau moved to Maple Ridge about 25 years ago where she has raised her three children. Last June she became NDP candidate for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. “Our children are experiencing a very different world,” Rosenau said, adding, however, that the NDP can’t fix things overnight. But she does believe government can either mitigate or exacerbate issues like child poverty or rates of inequality. • More online at www.mrtimes.com

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Reach The TIMES' sports desk: Phone: 604-463-2281 or email: smclaren@mrtimes.com

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SRT plays to win Samuel Robertson Technical’s junior girls soccer team took home the league title last week. The Titans finished the regular season with a record of seven wins and zero losses. SRT’s success came from scoring a league high 32 goals and only allowing three against. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Bruins roar fizzles

Ridge Meadow Lady Bruins came up short in the championship game at Brocton Oval, 22-17, in an end-to-end, full-of-action game against Coquitlam United. “I’m so proud of these ladies. We were missing a few starters and the girls who stepped in played awesome,” said Larissa Chatt, who was named player of the match. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Don Herman, head coach of MRSS girls basketball recorded his 1,000th career win.

Head of the class Each year, beginning in September, nominations are cast for Coach of the Year at the high school level. Don Herman has been coaching high school basketball for more than 30 years, and recently, in his most current posting as the head coach of the Maple Ridge Secondary senior girls team, the ever-smiling Herman recorded his 1,000th career win. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Track on Saturday

Golden Ears Athletics hosts its eighth annual Eagle Classic Track & Field Meet at Rotary Field at Maple Ridge Secondary on Saturday, May 11. Events run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, free admission. For more information visit www.golden-ears.org.

Send your scores and game reports to smclaren@mrtimes.com

Heidi Idler, six, and her family are gearing up for this weekend’s Hospice race at Kanaka Creek Regional Park.

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Sean McBeath will paddle from Victoria to Vancouver in honour of his friend Tyler Lewis.

Clean energy

Death of friend leads to journey Three young men will embark on a 130-km paddle across Georgia Strait in June. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

On July 20 Sean McBeath will attempt to paddle from Victoria to False Creek in a surfski kayak – in less than 24 hours. This 130-km expedition will honour a friend and mentor of McBeath’s, Tyler Lewis, who passed away in December 2012. McBeath and Lewis were friends for about 14 years until Lewis’s ski accident killed him. McBeath was in Grade 5 when he met him, whenever Lewis was with McBeath’s older brother, but it wasn’t until the last four years that they became close. “He was not only a friend, but a really important mentor for me. He was instrumental in my choice to go into chemical engineering, and he was also a huge help throughout my entire degree. The amount of my work he checked over was ridiculous. He was someone who I respected greatly, from his academic achievements to his sports achievements,” explained McBeath. “We would see each other almost daily, and he would look over a lot of my assignments and projects, advise me with which

classes I should take,” continued ing in the field of environmental McBeath. sustainability at UBC. From 2003 to 2010, McBeath Lewis passed away in was a member of Team BC and December 2012 from a ski acciparticipated in the 2003 Western dent. The Tyler Lewis Clean Canada Games, and in 2005 Energy Research Foundation was and 2009 he participated in the established by Tyler’s parents, Canada Summer Games, bringing Lynn and Graham, to ensure that home a bronze medal from both Lewis’ vision of creating a more Games. In 2011 he was named sustainable future through dediHome Town Hero by the Rotary cated research is not forgotten. Club. The foundation specifically funds Paddling has taken McBeath alternative energy and applied around the world, including to sustainability research initiatives. Mexico competing on the junIt hasn’t been an easy time for ior national team for the Pan McBeath since Lewis’ death. American Championships in 2007 “My last semester of school was where he won a silver and two extremely hard, because school is bronze medals. the place where we really became Dion Maxwell and Liam Fisher close. He was supposed to be have been longmy engineertime friends of “He was not only a friend, ing Iron Ring McBeath’s, as presenter and it but a really important well as training was really hard mentor for me.” partners, teamto not have him mates, and rivals there. A lot of Sean McBeath on the water. the time still, Because of this long-time relaI don’t really believe that he’s tionship, the two have decided to gone,” he explained, adding that help McBeath complete this joura few times in his last semester ney to ensure that Tyler Lewis’ he found himself walking up to legacy lives on. Lewis’ office on the top floor only Lewis, born and raised in Maple to catch himself walking up there. Ridge, was an accomplished ath“Most of the time it doesn’t feel lete, outdoorsman, and student. real. Every now and then things These attributes led Lewis to sink in and I realize he’s gone forreceive his undergraduate degree ever and it’s hard... I think that’s in engineering from Queen’s what’s great about this paddle, University, in Kingston, Ont. and it’s really giving me something continue to work towards receivpositive to do while trying to cope ing his PhD in chemical engineerwith him being gone.”

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Heidi Idler wasn’t the youngest person to ever complete the Vancouver Sun Run, but the Grade 1 Golden Ears Elementary student might have been the first to walk, run, and mediate her way through the 10-kilometre route. She completed the run in 2:38:05, despite her unusual method of participation. The six-and-a-half year-old – described as a high-energy dancer, soccer player, and aspiring gymnast – joined her oma and opa on the run for the first time, and had a “blast,” she told The TIMES. Admittedly, she wasn’t too keen to get up early that morning. But once she was on the SkyTrain, she was “all in.” She would walk with her grandparents for a bit, run a distance ahead, then sit down and do her yoga meditation while waiting for the senior family members, Chris and Rolf Raque, to catch up. While Opa Rolf has always been a fit and healthy guy and participated in many such runs, including five Sun Runs, this was the first for him with two new hip replacements and an entourage. It proved so much fun, the clan is talking about a repeat performance at the 16th annual Hospice Vistas Run this Sunday, May 12 through Kanaka Creek Regional Park. Registration and information at www.vistasrun.com.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times Momentous May Movement. The guest featured poet will be Lilija Valis. Everyone is welcome.

May 7: Film series

• In the leadup to National Aboriginal Day, the Maple Ridge Library is showing an Aboriginal Film Series from Tuesdays, May 7 to June 18 (excluding May 21) at 6 p.m. Info: 604-467-7417.

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May 7: Retired teachers

• Retired Maple Ridge Teachers Association and CUPE staff from Maple Ridge Secondary will hold a luncheon at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 88, 12101 224th St.

May 7: Computer basics

• Maple Ridge Library will be offering Computer Basics on Tuesdays, starting May 7 at 2 p.m. Registration required: 604-467-7417.

May 7: Concert

May 7: Teens

• Maple Ridge Library has partnered with WorkBC and is presenting a teen resume workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. To register: 604-467-7417.

May 7: Poetry

• Holy Wow Poets meet at 7 p.m. at The ACT for the

May 8: Music

May 7: Art club

• Kanaka open mic features U.K. singer-songwriter Alex Smith from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Kanaka Creek Coffee, #10124155 102nd Ave., Maple Ridge. Info: 604-463-6727.

May 7 to 11: Theatre

• 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.

• Garibaldi Art Club meets at 7 p.m. in the craft room, third floor of The ACT. Club membership is $50 or $40 for seniors. New members are welcome. Info: www. GaribaldiArtClub.com. • Trying, by Joanna McClelland Glass, is presented by Emerald Pig Theatrical Society at The ACT. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at The ACT ticket centre, by calling 604-476-2787, or online at www.theactmapleridge.org/Trying.

May 8: Parkinson’s

• Maple Ridge Concert Band performs their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Admission tickets are $10.

6:30 p.m. This organization supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation in its projects to help grandmothers in Africa who are struggling to raise their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren.

• Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Parkinson’s Support Group meets from to 2 to 4 p.m. – note the new time – at the seniors centre, 12150 224th St. This meeting is open to anyone with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. Info: Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332 or rpcoco@ telus.net.

May 8: Gogos

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May 9: Legion

• Ridge Meadows Ex-service Women’s Club meets at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 88, 12101 224th St. in the downstairs area. Lunch is at noon and the meeting starts at 1 p.m.

May 9: Naturalists

• Alouette Field Naturalists hold their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre, 12150 224th St. Info: Duanne at 604-463-8743.

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Some great kids kids aged to 18 need Some great aged 12 12 to 18 who who need aa stable, caring home for aa few months. stable, caring home for few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to Are meaningful, you looking for the opportunity to do fulfilling work? PLEA do meaningful, fulfillingis work? Community Services lookingPLEA for Communityapplicants Serviceswho is can looking for qualified provide qualified who home can provide care for applicants youth in their on a care forbasis youth their home on a full-time or oninweekends for respite. full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding available for Training, support andis remuneration modifications better equip your home. are provided. toFunding is available for Amodifications child at risk istowaiting for an openhome. door. better equip your Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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CLARK BUILDERS immediately requires Superintendents for the Regina & Saskatoon areas. 5 - 10 years Commercial Construction Experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: careers@clarkbuilders.com. Fax 1-888-403-3051.

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CLASS 1 DRIVER. Edmonton based company seeks Class 1 Driver to1 drive Tandem Dump CLASS DRIVER. Edmonton Truck for work in seeks Edmonton based company Classand 1 Northern Alberta. Subsistence Driver to drive Tandem Dump and accommodations provided Truck for work in Edmonton and for out of town work. General Northern Alberta. Subsistence labour duties included and clean and a b s taccommodations ract r e q provided uired; for out of town work. General Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com. labour duties included and clean Fax 780-444-9165 or 16719 - 110 a b s t r aEdmonton. ct r e7-4 q u i p.m., red; Ave., Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com. Monday-Friday.

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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HIMALAYAN Show Cats CFA Retired M/F $250.00 Exp homes with no cats Kitten wait list $500.00+ Port Moody( 604) 939-1231

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Dogs

BLUE NOSE Bully Pitts, only 3 left, all papers, short stocky brickhouse pups, for more info, Call 778-319-8335

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

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Pet Services

Dogs

PURE BRED PRESA Canario Pups ready to go, Dewormed w/ 1st shots, CCC Reg. 604-807-2813 BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $700. Mission 1-604-814-1235

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

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6015

New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

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

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

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

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

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3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: lsjoyce@tml1.com

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

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

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RENTALS

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Auto Finance

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Vans

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RV’s/Trailers

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RV’s/Trailers

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

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

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall and S.F.U. OWN THE land, Chilliwack, 1092sf, 2bdrm rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

office: 604-939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358 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 604-420-1982

BURQUITLAM APTS

561 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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. PropertyGuys.com id # 81635

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Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Includes heat, hot water, underground parking, close to bus stop, school, SFU, Lougheed Mall. No Pets.

Office 604-773-6467

Okanagan/ Interior

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

Cell: 604-813-8789

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

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Out Of Town Property

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

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

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Recreation Property

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

office: 604- 936-1225

415 Westview St, Coq

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

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

office: cell:

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

604-937-7343 778-863-9980

PARK TERRACE

$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 www.cycloneholdings.ca

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

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

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

2004 TOYOTA Sienna Van, 111,000 km, silver, ex cond, one owner $11,500 obo 604-792-3256

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

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9515

Co-ops

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

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Duplexes - Rent

Collectibles & Classics

QUIET clean 2 BR, SxS duplex, wd hookup, f/yard, $850/mo, ns/ np, avail Now, 604-240-8358

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Houses - Rent

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

MRIDGE 2 BR home 1.3 acres, new flrs, clean, ns/np $1300. ref’s req’d. 604-850-3598 or 309-9711 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 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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Office/Retail Rent

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

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Domestic

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

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Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO Nicely furn BR/bathroom, shr nr new t/h w/working female. Suit n/s fem/student/working person. $500+ DD. 778-838-7981

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, Pitt Meadows, own entry, 3 appl, $500 all incl, pets neg. Suits adult ns. Immed. 604-460-0237

DOWNSTAIRS)19085 117A Ave, 2BR, 2BA, 800sf, shared laundry, 40% util, lease, no pet, no smoking, $850, Eric 604-723-7368

$900/Bright 2BDRM bsmt 228 St. Maple Ridge, quiet family complex, patio, large yard, avail immed, incl utils. shared laundry. ns/np. ref’s req. 778-232-6459 2BR bsmt, 123/221 St, ns/np, May 1st, shrd w/d, $900 incls utils, nr schl/shops, bus, 604-202-0623 BBY nr Brentwood/Skytrn, new 1 BR g/l, suits 1, N/s, N/p, avl now. $800/mo incls utils. 604-294-5435 COQ. $725/MO. 1 BD, 4 appls, stove, frig, washer, dryer. Close to all amens, avail June 1st, incls utils. NO PETS. 604-454-4540

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

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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Scrap Car Removal

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Townhouses Rent

COQ 1BR $760 & 2 BR $995 apts, quiet complex, incls hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amens, No pets. 778-323-4317

Looking to do some

Home Improvement? Refer to the Service Directory for all of your home improvement, decorating and gardening needs.

HOME SERVICES 8080

Electrical

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

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Handyperson

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

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Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

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

Lawn & Garden

SUPER SOIL INC. TOTAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLY SERVICES Since 1979

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EXP PROF movers fully equip, piano specialist. Evening moves available. George 778-875-8202

10 000 Deliveries • Garden Soil MixAnnuall • 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

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Moving & Storage

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

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Painting/ Wallpaper

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Wood & Composite Decks Specializing in rot repair & interior finishing. Terance 604-202-8885

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Paving/Seal Coating

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

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Plumbing

A FIXIT PLUMBING & Heating H/W tanks, boilers, furn, renos, drains, gas fitter. 778-908-2501

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1995 JAYCO TT 12UDopen 23’, 3 burning stove/Frdg/Frzr/Fur, As new, $3,500 obo. 604-866-6125

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

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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 4X4 SLT DIESEL Auto 162,919 kms,loaded,extra 40 gal fuel tank,tool box, wind defl,tow pkg, all maint. records, exc cond, org owner. Asking $26,500. (604) 824-6033

2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ Okanagan 5th Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double windows. $18,000 for both obo. 604-819-8795

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

COQ, Maillardville 3 BR g/l, near bus & all amens, avail now, $1,080/mo incl h/w. 604 728-2178 POCO. BRIGHT 1 BR, full bath, gas f/p. Ns/np, w/d. $675/mo + 35% utils. May 1. 604-931-0675

2007 SEADOO 150 Jet boat, only 30hrs, 155hp, rotex, trailer, factorycover, $13,500, 604-477-9281

8160 2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $4,995. 604-209-1039

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

Boats

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

JUNIPER COURT

office: 604-939-8905 HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

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

Power Washing

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Patios/Decks/ Railings

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Langley Farm Market PRODUCE

HONEY BELLE PEARS

ORGANIC DRISCOLL STRAWBERRIES

Product of New Zealand ($2.18/kg)

SPRING MIX SALAD Product of USA

4

/lb

BE

/lb

(Organic) Product of USA

$ 99

2 for $300

/ea

Strip-Loin Steak (Family Pack)

$ 99

(Reg. $8.29/lb)

7

$ 99

BE

Pork Butt Steak (Family Pack)

/lb

(Reg. $2.49/lb)

Open Seas

Paldo

G RO C E RY

/ea

GREEN KALE

Product of B.C.

/ea

Bone-In Chicken Breast (Family Pack)

3

PLUM TOMATO

1 M E AT

$ 99

79¢

(Reg. $4.39/lb)

1

$ 69

2 for $600

/lb

Product of USA ($1.74/kg)

Product of Mexico

Product of USA

99¢

GRANNY SMITH APPLES

MINI WATERMELON

2

$ 29

/lb

100% Coconut Water Coconut Chips Seafood Sauce Aloe Juice $ 00 $ 00 $ 79 $ 99 (520mL) ............2 for 3 (40g) ................2 for 3 (250 ml) .................. 1 ea. (Assorted, 1.5L) .......... 2 ea. Chocola Butter Cookies

(250g).......................................................................

BA K E RY

2

Carrot Loaf

/Each (450g)....................................................................... $280/Each

$ 80

DELI

German Edam Cheese Grimms Freybe ¢ $ 69 Pizza Pepperoni 100g................... 89 100g........................................... $138 Sundried Tomato Turkey Breast 100g .... 1

WE ARE HIRING!

2011

FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: • MEAT CUTTER • BAKER

Specials valid Tues. May 7 - Sun. May 12, 2013 while quantities last

N

LOUGHEED HWY.

LANGLEY FARM MARKET

PITT MEADOWS

LFM

604-460-7122

For fresh and quality foods

12438 Harris Road

LANGLEY FARM MARKET

For freshness & quality you can count on!

• YOUR CHOICE • OUR HONOUR • OUR EFFORTS • OUR AWARD

Thank you to all our valued customers for supporting us!

MAPLE RIDGE

#1-22621 Lougheed Hwy

604-466-0281

➞W

LOUGHEED HWY.

E➞

NEW HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 am-7 pm; Sun/Holiday 9:00 am-6 pm

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times May 7 2013  

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times May 7 2013

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