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Suzanne Hall, second vicepresident of the MRTA, Joel Olson, a teacher from Highland Park Elementary, and Todd Patrick, first vice-president of the MRTA were showing the signs that will be used on today (Tuesday) in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district when teachers stage a one-day strike.

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Schools will not be in session in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows today (Tuesday, May 27) as teachers are out on strike. Rotating strikes are taking place across the province, and today is the day for school district 42 teachers to put up their picket signs. The labour strife between teachers and the province escalated last week when the province announced it is cutting wages by 10 per cent and locking teachers out during some non-instructional time. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) sent a letter to BCTF president Jim Iker stating if teachers move to phase two of their job action this week – rotating strikes – they will lose 10 per cent of their pay. In addition, they won’t be allowed in the school more than 45 minutes before school starts and 45 minutes after school ends. Teachers will also not be allowed to work during recess and lunch. A lockout also will take place on June 25 and 26 in all secondary schools. George Serra, president of the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association (MRTA), questioned whether BCPSEA under-

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stood the impact it would have on things like upcoming three-day camping trips. But aside from bargaining where there will be “give and take,” Serra said there is an ideology involved. The union believes that education is underfunded, teachers need to be financially compensated as well as in other jurisdictions, and that class size and composition issues are tied

to good working conditions. “Those are principles we are not going to budge on,” Serra said. “It’s not just bargaining – we’re talking about an ideology of public education.” In his letter to Iker, Michael Marchbank, the public administrator for BCPSEA, said the BCTF is asking for $646 million in salary and benefit increases, which is equivalent to 21.5 per cent over

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to provide stability for students, parents, and teachers,” the letter to Iker stated. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said it’s “unfortunate” the BCTF is shutting down schools with rotating strikes. “Parents and students don’t deserve this disruption. We should be resolving this dispute at the negotiating table, not in the classroom or on the picket line,” he added.

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Police are asking the public for help identifying a man who slowed down his car and called a young girl at 122nd Avenue and 228th Street just after 11 a.m. last Wednesday. The man didn’t ask the girl to get in the car or get out of his car, said Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Jennifer Hyland. “However, this type of behaviour is very alarming to both the child’s parents and police. Investigators need to know who this person is, and make sure he is fully aware this is not the right thing to do,” she added. The man is described as dark skinned in his mid 20s with a medium build, short cleancut dark hair and a trimmed beard. He was wearing a red T-shirt with a white logo. The car was a silver, newer model compact, possibly a Nissan. Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP at 604-463-6251.

A team of canoeists, led by Pitt Meadows’ own Chris Cooper, departs Sunday on a 90-day expedition to Alaska. The trek is designed to bring awareness of the life that exists along the B.C. coastline and awaken people to the need to preserve it.

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Mountie on trial A Mountie is on trial after crashing his vehicle. Victor Joseph Cunha was involved in a crash in West Vancouver in 2012 after allegedly drinking. Cunha is also on a peace bond in conjunction with an incident in Maple Ridge in June 2013 when he allegedly caused another person “fear of injury/damage by another person,” according to court records. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Cyclists educated Ridge Meadows RCMP will be out in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Thursday (May 29) promoting safety and proper cycling habits – this week is Bike to Work Cpl. Alanna Dunlop week. The goal Ridge Meadows RCMP of the Mounties is to educate and promote safe cycling, said Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Riders invite public The Back Country Horsemen of BC (BCHBC) are hosting their annual gettogether, Rendezvous 2014, at the Maple Ridge Equestrian Centre May 30 to June 1, and are inviting non-members to join them. For more information on the events, go to www.bchorsemen.org. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Maranda Reyes said it was the “family vibe” that contributed to a “successful and uplifting year,” for her and the rest of the 583 Coronation Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. And on Saturday afternoon, the 60th annual ceremonial review (ACR) of the squadron took place. Held at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, at the Pacific Rim Aviation Academy, the two-hour ceremony included a general salute, the playing of the national anthem, cadet inspections, demonstrations, and presentations of awards. For 18-year-old cadet commander Reyes, the annual ceremony held personal and special meaning. She explained it was her last ACR, after four years of being part of the program. Though she can’t imagine not having been part of the organization, her involvement with the 583 Coronation Squadron came about almost by

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accident. “My dad found cadets on the Internet,” she explained. “He told my brother and I to try it out for a year, and if we didn’t like it, we could quit.” She said she was nervous when she first joined, but after her first summer decided she couldn’t leave because of all the friends she’d already made and the leaders who “really changed my life.” She added her position as cadet commander didn’t come without a lot of hard work and initia-

tive on her part. “I had to be really disciplined and respectful to get to where I am,” she said. “It was a lot of time dedicated, and a lot of focus on the kids.” On Saturday, Reyes’ hard work, initiative, and contribution to the squadron was recognized when she was presented with the Lord Strathcona medal. “It’s the highest medal a cadet can receive, aside from the medal of bravery,” she explained. “This means so much to me.” Though moving on, Reyes isn’t quite ready to part ways with the organization.

“I could always come back as an officer,” she said. Her fellow cadet, Ian Park echoed the significance of the occasion. Park, who received three medals during the ceremony, said the program had become an integral part of his life during his four-and-a-half year involvement with it. Park’s three medals included a cadet legion medal of excellence, as well as a pilot scholarship award, which he explained gives him a chance to obtain a single engine small aircraft license, and finally, the provincial first aid award, for his role as captain in the first aid team’s suc-

cess at the provincial competition where they placed first for the first time ever. “I had a really good team behind me,” he said of the competition. Park is off to UBC next year, but said he’ll “definitely try” to stay with the program next year, “just because it’s really fun.” Commanding officer Capt. Mike Palmer spoke to the cadets, thanking them for their efforts. “We couldn’t have asked for a better venue to hold an ACR of air cadets than here,” he said. “I think all of us want to jump in a plane now, and go for a quick flight,” Palmer concluded.

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Dog owners will go before Maple Ridge council tonight to contest a decision to close a park to dogs. By Eric Zimmer ezimmer@mrtimes.com

The decision may be made to close the park, but opponents to the plan

aren’t ready to give up on Volker dog park just yet. They say the next step is to now bring their case before Maple Ridge council in the form of a presentation planned for tonight. “We’re going to ask for an appeal to the decision,” said presenter Nancy Patrick. She said she’s always trusted council to make decisions based on

both sides of a story, and added she doesn’t feel that was the case with the decision to close the Volker offleash area in early June. The decision to close the park was made in April and a two-month closure notice was posted at the park. Though Mayor Ernie Daykin didn’t personally vote for the closure, he said he had to respect the democratic process.

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meet Vozenilek and learn more about his artistic and environmental imperative to help people “lose the plastic.” It was tapestry artist Barbara Heller whose highly topical contemporary tapestries, on view in the Maple Ridge Art Gallery until July 26, who championed the idea of bringing the cinematographer to The ACT in Maple Ridge. Losing the Plastic takes place tonight (May 27) from 7 to 8 p.m. at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge. Seating is limited so advance registration is encouraged by

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The cause of a fire was still being investigated late Monday, after flames ripped through the second floor of Albion Flats Landscape Supply. Every available firefighter from all three Maple Ridge firehalls was called to help quash the commercial structure fire in the 23500 block of Lougheed Highway at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, said fire chief Dane Spence. Westbound traffic was detoured around the scene for hours.

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Provincial politics

Poverty debate dismissed

BC Liberals held the annual party convention in Kelowna this weekend.

about the party’s stance on social issues, including poverty, but Bing said he’s not sure how widespread that concern might be. “We had an opportunity to see from by Rob Shaw the general membership, but we lost that Special to The TIMES opportunity.” Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug A resolution to bring in legislative tarBing advocated for single mothers on gets to reduce poverty also wasn’t disincome assistance at this past weekend’s cussed. Liberal convention in Kelowna. The early part of the event was dominBut, in the end, his resolution never ated by self-congratulation among Liberals made it to the convention floor for debate. for winning last May’s provincial election. Bing and his riding assoStill, the policies give insight ciation members had penned a into the priorities of Liberal resolution that criticized their members in ridings across the own government’s stance on province, many of whom hold clawing back child support paysway over MLAs and cabinet ments for single mothers on ministers. income assistance. Premier Christy Clark strode “We think that child poverty to the convention stage to is an issue in the province,” said thank party faithful for helping Bing before the policy discusengineer last May’s come-fromsion. “And we feel it’s time to behind win at the polls, but have (a debate).” warned that momentum only MLA Doug Bing Bing’s resolution was just lasts so long. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows one of several policies brought “We all know we cannot forward by MLAs at the governing party’s count on momentum,” she said. annual convention including a ban on “It is careful, purposeful, principled hard hunting grizzly bears, mandatory child work that makes a different future a realcare spaces in downtown buildings, more ity. transparency on MLA expenses, and “We have spent this last year well, revoking the licences of distracted drivers. but we need to make sure those next Not all made it to debate on the conven- three years ahead we work just as hard, tion floor, where the Liberals set aside because they will probably be even hardonly two hours for policy Saturday. er.” Bing, who took the risk of going public Clark was treated to 98.8 per cent with a position that criticized his own endorsement of her leadership by memparty, said he was disappointed. bers, and summed up the weekend “I thought the issue was very important party of 1,200 members by saying: “I and we should have had a chance to dishave never seen a happier group of B.C. cuss it,” he said. Liberals.” - Rob Shaw is a reporter with the Vancouver Sun There is concern among some Liberals

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Pigs sweep up awards A local theatre group will head to provincials this summer. by Maria Rantanen

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Emerald Pig Theatrical Society took seven out of 13 awards at the Fraser Valley zone competitions and will continue on to provincial competitions in Kamloops this summer. The local community theatre group entered its recent production of The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls into Theatre BC’s annual zone competition. The awards they won were most outstanding production, most outstanding director, Amy Starkey, most outstanding ensemble, Laura Burke, Lisa Dery, and Dawn Marion, most outstanding sound design by Amy Starkey, John Stuart, and Emily Doreen Wilson, most outstanding lighting design by Ian McAdie and John Stuart, most outstanding costume design by Sherry Randall, and the Backstage Cooperation Award. This is the third year in a row that Emerald Pig will represent the

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Emerald Pig’s production of The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls will compete in this summer’s community theatre provincial competition. Fraser Valley zone in the Mainstage competition in Kamloops. They were competing against Surrey Little Theatre, two plays from the Chilliwack Players Guild, Stage 43, the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, and the Langley Players. Pitt Meadows resident Norley Smith was part of a trio (including Vicki Nelson from Langley and Karen McTavish from Surrey) who won for best set decoration in a production by the Langley Players. The Attic, the Pearls,

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Right, wrong, and between This much is true: the B.C. Teachers Federation and the BC Public School Employers’ Association still need to compromise. Much of the rhetoric on the government side, however, doesn’t add up. It is true – partially – that cutting class sizes back to the 2002 levels, before the Liberals tore up the teachers’ right to bargain on class sizes, would not be a magic bullet. Not every student will learn better, not every student will be left behind if there are two or three extra kids in the class. But the government has gone far, far beyond this argument. They are now openly arguing, it seems, that cutting class sizes would be bad for kids. “Their proposal would have worse outcomes than the present [system],” said BCPSEA chief negotiator Peter Cameron last week. “The class size issue is an oxymoron as far as I’m concerned, because all the research in the world says size does not determine outcomes,” said Education Minister Peter Fassbender. At issue are outcomes – grades are better and graduation rates are better than they were 12 years ago. The Liberals would like the public to believe that this is because, apparently, of larger class sizes. Of course, correlation does not equal causation, something you’d think the Liberals would have learned, as many of them are highly educated. For instance, after years of talking up the amount they spend on education, the Liberals are suddenly silent on all the things they actually have done to help out kids. StrongStart and all-day kindergarten programs came in under their watch, and they have poured money into everything from increasing settlement workers for newly arrived students to the annual Raise-A-Reader program. It seems to us that if you actually create initiatives to help kids do better in school, you can’t then turn around and claim that refusing to reduce class sizes is the cause of all the improved outcomes. Maybe all those other projects plus lower class sizes would actually help out if they tried it? – M.C.

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Frogs only sounds of silence I can’t hear the frogs. I went to the lowland at the There was a perfect spring rain foot of the hill behind the house. (from the frogs’ perspective). There was a slightly soggy bit It was reasonably warmish, of meadow there. In the spring, everything was wettish, and dusk it was tiny islands of tufted grass was falling. surrounded by miniature rivers The evening air should have and lakes and puddles and pools. been filled with songs of love. It teemed with frogs. The frogs should have been And mosquitoes. whispering sweet ribbits in each We were kids, and too far other’s ears. north for malaria, so the mosquiThey used to whisper those toes didn’t bother us much. by Bob Groeneveld nothings so loudly at each other And we knew – we didn’t need that any open window would be Wikipedia to tell us – that the filled with the sound of amphibabundance of mosquitoes made ian lovers in love. the abundance of frogs possible. But I heard nothing. One of my most joyous childhood memories I even stuck my head outside the window… remains that of hunting for frogs. still nothing. We didn’t shoot them, of course. We didn’t I walked outside, thinking that maybe the kill them or even hurt them, not intentionally, at ambient traffic noise was intercepting their least. beautiful music of courtship. We probably didn’t do them any favours, I walked to the corner of the yard where the either. trees and shrubs best shielded my ears from trafWhat we did was catch them and collect them fic whilst offering the most direct line to the ravin an old bathtub that we had sitting on some ine from whence the dulcet chorus was expected hard ground near the swamp. to arise. The game was to get as many as possible into Nothing. the bath tub, while continually venturing out I was deeply saddened. into the swamp to catch more. I had noticed over the years that the music has For the frogs’ part, they escaped whenever the been fading. But this year… nothing. tub wasn’t attended – that is, the fastest ones Nothing at all. and the luckiest ones got out of the right side of Not even one tree frog called out tentatively, the tub and made their way back into the swamp hopefully from a wet maple branch. while we were out gathering up more of their The alders were silent. friends. The chestnut and oak added nothing but their When we returned with handfuls of frogs for own soft rustling to the night. the tub, we’d try to round up as many of the I went to bed disappointed, with dark speculaescapees as possible and return them to captivtions of what may have happened to our green ity. and brown rubbery friends of the forests and Eventually, we’d go home to bed, and next swamps. morning, the tub would be empty – and we’d I dreamed of my youth, of days many years start all over again. before the Internet was nothing more than someAnd now there’s only silence. one else’s dream. And there’s only web pages left to visit our old I didn’t have to find my frogs on the web. friends.

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Hot Button Issues

Fewer students need less money

Dear Editor, Enough is enough! I agree when Ken Clarkson asks for public participation in the school funding process [Hot Button Issues, May 22, TIMES]. I would like to address school board chair Mike Murray, as he has extensive experience in the public to service industry. As parks and recthe reation director, he oversaw numerous expenditures which may have enhanced the lives of Maple Ridge citizens, but cost us dearly. Not to worry, Mike and his people were earning copious amounts of money from the taxpayer, and when the time came for raises, they made out very well – much better than the unionized workers who actually keep this town running. Mike could well afford the ever-increasing taxes being levied on our family homes, putting ever more pressure on parents to make ends meet, year after year after year. I was glad to see Mike retire from Parks and Rec, just so we could get some new blood in there who would take a more fiscally responsible view toward the manner it was being run. The jury is still out. Don’t get me wrong; Mike Murray is a great guy, just out of touch with the needs of all the citizens of Maple Ridge – all those on fixed incomes, the elderly, disabled, and

the brain-damaged people who wander the streets for lack of an advocate. But, I digress. It is Mike’s contention that the school board should have the right to tax the homeowner, over and above the taxes already levied by the province. The reason, he says, is that with less enrolment in our schools, there are fewer FTEs (full-time equivalent employees) paying less attention to students, more of whom “fall between the cracks.” If we have fewer students, why would we need more FTEs? Does it not make sense to cut FTEs as the number of students decline? What is “an appropriate investment” in children? Children will be measured by their achievements once they have graduated and gone on to live full and productive lives. Where I come from, the heavy industrial sector, as a certified pressure welder, it mattered not what I was paid, in the end I was required to meet the code or I would not have a job. We accepted that. It surely doesn’t take a rocket scientist to raise taxes to satisfy the employees’ needs, but you must not continue to ignore the taxpayer in that equation. Mike Boileau, Maple Ridge

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Education

Respectful disagreement lacking

Dear Editor, I was sorry to hear that Marc Dalton was shouted down at the rally for education funding. It is especially disheartening as the topic of concern was public education. We need to model for our children the value of respectful disagreement, especially in the face of such emotionally charged situations. The commitment of the members of the protest is to be admired. They obviously care very much for the quality of their children’s education. The education budget has not been cut. Provincial payments to school districts are based upon enrolment. Enrolment is down, therefore the payment is less. The amount of money per student is not the sole guar-

antor of student achievement. New Brunswick has the highest student graduation rate, yet is seventh in per student expenditure. Funding is not the sole contributing factor. Should we be evaluating the school district’s model of delivery? Why, when the student population has declined, have there been no cuts to senior management? Are they more valuable than the several CUPE positions that have been cut so each senior manager could be retained? Could we make do with fewer positions at the top, so many positions of faceto-face contact with students could be reinstated? Could we look carefully at district-level programs? Maybe some need to be put on hold to free funding for

face-to-face support. Could we look at working co-operatively with adjoining districts to administer some district-wide programs? Prior to passage of the budget, teachers and support personnel presented suggestions on how to deal with the shortfall. I don’t believe those suggestions were given the consideration they deserved. Anyone in charge of a family’s finances knows that there is only so much money available for expenses, and tough decisions need to be made. The same principle applies to this situation. My biggest concern is that staff who work most closely with students are targeted. Andree D’Andrea, Maple Ridge [Note: A full version at www.mrtimes.com, click letters, and search D’Andrea.]

Volker Dog Park

Alternative needed to total closure

Dear Editor, Shutting down Volker Dog Park was handled badly. Not to advertise a meeting to shut down a popular facility for all dog owners, without one side having any input at all, hardly seems democratic or fair. Adolescent dogs have to have somewhere they can be let off leash. They need somewhere with a fence. Owners cannot hope to properly exercise a dog on leash, especially seniors or people with a disability. I don’t live by a dog park, but I hear dogs barking all the time, one in particular is a guard dog and barks pretty well constantly. I have never even thought about making them get rid of the dog, any more than I would try to stop the noisy traffic on Dewdney Trunk Road. I am sick of wimps who move next to a dog park and complain about barking, or move next to an airport and complain about noise from planes, trains, and automobiles.

I go to Volker Park at least every second day, and there is seldom any barking. These animals are members of our families, and we want to give them a good life and protect them as such as possible. It is a sad fact some people literally hate dogs; my dog was actually poisoned at Volker Park last summer, and I go to great pains to try to make sure it doesn’t happen again, but with the number of nut-balls in this world, you can only do so much. To properly exercise and socialize my puppy, and keep it safe from being run over, I have to have an off-leash facility. There are alternatives to shutting the park down. Council just has to negotiate between the camps. We are not unreasonable people. Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge For more letters to the editor visit... www.mrtimes.com – Click on Opinion/Letters

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND ZONING BYLAW

TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Pitt Meadows City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC on Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2505, 2011 the Zoning Bylaw for the City of Pitt Meadows. City of Pitt Meadows Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 2650, 2014 The purpose of this text amendment is to add new definitions to Section 2.3 in order to distinguish between key and non-key drainage ditches as follows: 1. Part 2 Interpretation, 2.3 General Definitions is amended by adding the following definitions: CONSTRUCTED DITCH means a man made drainage channel or ditch that carries drainage water from one or more properties but does not carry water from headwaters or significant sources of groundwater and does not provide fish habitat. KEY DITCH means the system of ditches and watercourses, including culverts, as shown in Schedule “B” of the City of Pitt Meadows Drainage System Protection Bylaw No. 2266, 2007 as amended from time to time, but does not include a constructed ditch. 2. Part 2 Interpretation, 2.3 General Definitions is amended by amending the following definition: WATERCOURSE means the system of natural watercourses located in the City, on private or public property, by which surface or ground water is conveyed but does not include a constructed ditch. 3. A number of housekeeping amendments to Part 8, Agricultural; Part 9, Rural Residential; and Part 10, Residential are proposed to reflect the new definitions. The Bylaw and associated staff report may be viewed at City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, between May 23rd, 2014 and June 3rd, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Please direct inquiries to the Development Services Department at 604-465-2428. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected hereby shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained herein or by making a written submission (or email) by 3:00 pm on Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services.

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Property taxes

Cemetery solutions buried behind bureaucracy

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ur property tax notices are about to be issued by the District. With the taxes continuing to rise far above the inflation rate, citizens are always wondering why they continue to rise at such an alarming rate. Let’s face it. The District is just not very good at running things. A case in point: in April of this year, the District of Maple Ridge announced it was spending another million dollars to buy property for a cemetery expansion. In 2008, the District had a study prepared on the Maple Ridge Cemetery. Despite requests by some of the elected officials of the day, the consulting company that was awarded the contract was ordered not to include any advice or recommendations about how to effectively manage the cemetery lands. Over the past 100 years, every time the cemetery reaches capacity, the District goes out and buys another piece of property. The District collects traditionally a single payment made at the burial, but the District incurs expenses in cemetery maintenance over many decades. There is not enough funds accumulated to cover the costs of long-term maintenance. The District’s answer has been to raise the prices for burial, currently

Just Saying by Gordy Robson

about $5,300 for a full-sized plot, and neglect maintenance. Eventually, of course, they run out of room and funds, and after handwringing for a few years, they buy additional lands with taxpayers’ money and go back to the same style of management. The announcement made by the District in April was that the District had purchased 1.2 acres of additional land for burials, and suggested we will need another $1 million in land by 2025. Meanwhile, in other enlightened jurisdictions, cities have found all kinds of alternatives to continuing to fund the perpetual loss with more taxpayers’ dollars. In 2008 our CAO Jim Rule stated publicly there will be no discussion or investigation on alternate management philosophies, as in Maple Ridge the cemetery is what he called “a

core service” run by District staff. Some other cities have partnered with people in the burial business, and some of them actually end up making a profit. Other ideas include use of a columbarium wall, featured in many cemeteries. The walls have hundreds of places for 3x5 plaques to commemorate the death, and don’t use up acres of land. Almost 90 per cent of burials these days are cremations. The newest form of burial is what is referred to as a green burial. In those funerals, chemicals such as embalming fluid are not used, nor are caskets or cement. Buried at about half as deep as a normal grave, the body composts completely in a relatively short time, and the site can be used again and again. Some cemeteries are actually used for funerals and as a tourist draw, making money. That kind of core investigation of management methods and costs doesn’t happen often in District bureaucracies. It is much easier just to take another million dollars of taxpayers’ money, and push off solving the problem for another decade, than it is to try and run the operation efficiently. Just saying… Gordy Robson’s column appears Tuesdays in the print and/or online versions of The TIMES. Reactions can be emailed c/o editorial@mrtimes.com

Pitt Meadows

Landscape vandalism makes no sense Dear Editor,

The past two years, my renovated, sunny front yard garden has provided a lot of neighbourhood pride and pleasant experiences, not to mention some crops of vegetables used by ourselves as well as donated to the food bank and retired neighbours, and some modest off-sales to plough back into the garden for the next year. Vandals have heaved out a significantly large piece of granite used as part of raised bed containment, and threw it on the sidewalk, took out a plant support, and proceeded to Archbishop Carney REGIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

scythe down ornamentals, as well as most of Letters this year’s garlic crop. to I notified the RCMP in the morning, took the photos, and notified our Block Watch captain. As an ardent organic gardener, I am very sad, angry, and disappointed that such a senseless and destructive thing was done to a garden from which we regularly receive compliments, donate produce, and try and set an example of good land stew-

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ardship in the suburban landscape. Whoever did this, or whoever might decide some night to vandalize something they are passing by, please do not destroy what is not yours! We all lose when our neighbourhoods are disfigured by acts of vandalism and destruction and made to feel compromised.

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iving back to the community, raising money to help others, and being involved is a family affair for the Mullers. And for Eric Muller, who has been chosen as the Pitt Meadows’ Citizen of the Year for 2014, seeing his two children involved and helping others is one of his big successes. Muller said he felt “flattered” and “humbled” when he heard he was chosen as Pitt Meadows citizen of the year for 2014. “I know a lot of people on the list of previous winners and they are amazing individuals, so to be even associated with this group is an honour,” Muller said. Muller will be recognized on Pitt Meadows Day, June 7, during the opening ceremonies. Muller has been involved in his community and in Maple Ridge as a soccer coach and as part of the Terry Fox committee, which puts on the Terry Fox Run every year at the Hammond Community Centre. Outside of athletics, Muller has been involved in community projects including the carving project at the Maple Ridge Legion and community carving projects for The ACT. In addition, he and his family have been running a charity for about 15 years that has raised more than $130,000 to help families whose children are fighting cancer. The charity, Athletes In Kind (AIK), organizes running clubs in schools that children can take part in and raise money.

The Mullers have also taught their children to be involved in their community, and, at this point, Muller said “Our kids are way ahead of us.” Their daughter Elise has been making soaps for several years and she sells them and gives the proceeds to AIK. She also leads the AIK Run Club. Their son Reid led the run club for several years, and now he leads adult run groups. “Seeing them loving to help someone else feels successful,” Muller said. Muller’s various volunteer efforts and commitment to Pitt Meadows, where he and his family have lived for 16 years, were cited in the citizen of the year nomination form. “Eric’s talents are vast and shared amongst all, from toddler to the elderly, from the arts to athletics and beyond,” read the nomination form. “Eric is always thinking of how to make life better for others, make things more fun for kids and mentoring any age to accomplish goals in athletics they never though possible.” Muller said Pitt Meadows “fits our family.” “We live, work, and play here,” he added. “It has what we need yet retains that small-town feel.” When people put their own time and energy to benefit other people, that shapes the culture of a community, Muller said. “That is what we have in Pitt Meadows,” Muller said. A can-do attitude is part of Muller’s personality, and keeps him involved. “The needs are many in any city and often we hear sentences start with ‘Why don’t they...’ or ‘You should...,’” Muller said. “But what I love to hear is ‘This is what I can do,’ or better yet, ‘I’m doing this, join me.’”

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Car show adds new component to event

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Pitt Meadows Day committee member Michael Hayes, from the Pitt Meadows Community Foundation, posed with a stylish ride that could roll up at the new show ‘n’ shine on Saturday, June 7. Registrations are still being accepted.

For the first time, a show ‘n’ shine will be part of Pitt Meadows Day.

This car show is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks, said Klassen, who will be there with his 1968 Camaro RS/SS. This is one of only two big car shows by Eric Zimmer and Roxanne Hooper planned in the Lower Mainland that weekeditorial@mrtimes.com end, and consequently Klassen is expecting a large turnout. itt Meadows Day 2014 will feature “I think it’s going to be great,” he said. a new component in the form of “I think it’s the first time that – at least hundreds of vintage, classic, and that I know of – that there has been a collector cars. large open show of this magnitude held Wesbrooke seniors living facility and in Pitt Meadows… and I’m excited. It’s a local members of a car club are the driving forces behind the newest edition to the special thing for me,” added the long-time area resident whose father-in-law was a Pitt Meadows Day festivities. former Pitt Meadows fire chief and who’s It’s a show ‘n’ shine that’s taking son-in-law is now a firefighter – a group place in the field and parking lot of Pitt always very active in the Pitt Meadows Meadows Elementary, at 11941 Harris Rd. Day festivities. And organizers are optimistic The cost for car owners to this show will attract upwards enter their vehicles in this open of 250 to 300 car collectors show is $20, and O’Connell said and their vehicles, said Maple that any excess funds raised Ridge’s Garet Klassen, second from the event will be donated vice-president of the BC Chevelle to the Parkinson society. & GM Car Club. In addition to registration The show takes place from 7 fees, more money will be raised a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June through 50/50 draws, and a 7, and pre-registration is recomsilent auction. Klassen noted mended, injected Wesbrooke’s the event will also include spokesperson Gwen O’Connell. Gwen O’Connell a variety of vendor booths, “This is the first year we have Wesbrooke music, food, door prizes for done this on Pitt Meadows participating car owners, and Day,” she said. “Hopefully it will trophies for the top nine show categories. become an annual event.” Anyone interested in registering can subO’Connell became involved with mit their entry by mail to: Garet Klassen, the show because a few residents at 20318 Dale Dr., Maple Ridge, V2X 8V6 or Wesbrooke – what she called “car guys,” via email garetklassen@shaw.ca. in particular Ron Wilson who helped More information, as well as registraorganize a tiny show at the seniors centre tion forms, are available online at the B.C. last year. Chevelle and GM Club website: www. Meanwhile, Klassen explained that BCChevelleClub.com. his car club also hosted a car show last O’Connell said the event is going to year, at the rod and gun club. Mayor Deb be “a great one,” and said it would be Walters attended as a judge, and she’s “another way to add to the already amazthe one who first recommended the car ing events that the Pitt Meadows Day show would be a fitting addition to Pitt Society already have going on.” Meadows Day. Organizers will be on site at 6 a.m., but The boost in attendance and involveKlassen said the first cars are expected to ment with a much larger event like Pitt Meadows Day made sense, Klassen added. roll in around 7 a.m., and depending on weather he expects it will fill up quickly “This year we are going big,” O’Connell thereafter, with car collectors coming from said, excited to see the organizations throughout the Lower Mainland and even working together to add this show during from Vancouver Island. the Pitt Meadows centennial year.

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Tom Heise with the Aero Club in Pitt Meadows is helping organize free rides for youth aged eight to 17 on June 7 at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.

Aviation

Aero club offers free rides

Enthusiasts hope to get younger generation interested in flying. by Maria Rantanen

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aple Ridge and Pitt Meadows – and much of the Lower Mainland – is beautiful from the ground, but seeing it from a plane adds a whole other perspective. Up in a plane, one can see how the topography and climate change from place to place, said Tom Heise with the Aero Club, based at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport. “It gives you a sense of how big this country is and how diverse it is,” he said. The club is helping organize free plane rides for youth aged eight to 17 on the same day Pitt Meadows Day takes place, June 7, to introduce the next generation to aviation. The event, COPA for Kids, is organized by the local aviation club, but it is sponsored by their umbrella organization, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA). The club has been doing the COPA for Kids event for about 15 years, and they

hope to get the next generation interested in airplanes. After riding in a plane, many kids are ready to become pilots, while others can’t get out fast enough – and a few leave “something” behind, Heise said. At last year’s COPA for Kids event, about 100 kids got free rides. Typically the rides take between eight and 10 minutes and fly over the Port Mann Bridge, circle around to Hammond Mill, and then back to the airport. The pilots are volunteering their time and the Aero Club will pay for the fuel, Heise explained. The pilots are all insured and their planes meet Transport Canada safety standards, Heise said. The Aero Club based at the Pitt Meadows airport started in Vancouver in 1915 and later moved to Pitt Meadows. It was active in flight training during the Second World War and is the oldest club in the British Commonwealth, Heise explained. Youth aged eight to 17 who would like a free plane ride on June 7 can register in advance at www.COPA16.wordpress. com. The child’s name, age, time slot preferred, and contact email for confirmation should be included.

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• Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be meeting at Whonnock Lake Centre, 27871 113rd Ave. at 7:30 p.m. They welcome spinners, weavers, felters, knitters, basket makers, and anyone else interested in fibre arts. For more information, call Marie at 604462-9059.

May 27: Plastic conversation

• A free presentation takes place at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge, with artist and cinematographer Jan Vozenilek as he creates a new conversation around the impact plastic is having on the oceans, shoreline birds, and humanity. The event runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Seating is limited so advance registration is encouraged by visiting or calling The ACT at 604-476-2787.

May 27: Celtic jam

• Celtic Jam with Nigel Tucker takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge. Bring instruments, voice, or even just come to liste. No experience is necessary and only the love of music required.

May 28: Wacky Wednesday

• Kids in Grades 4 and up are invited to one hour of Star Wars-themed crafts during Wacky Wednesday: Star Wars Extravaganza at the Maple Ridge Library at 3:30 p.m. For more information and to register, call the Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.

• Alexander Robinson Elementary PAC hosts its sixth annual family Fun Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school, 11849 238B St., Maple Ridge. Bring the family and enjoy a fun evening with inflatable bouncers, climbing wall, pony rides, facepainting, midway games, a cake walk, gift basket raffles, a clown, and dunk tank.

May 30: 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 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

May 31: Shred-a-thon

• Friends of the Maple Ridge Library will be holding a spring Shred-a-thon fundraiser from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Safely dispose of confidential documents and support the local library at the same time. This event is directly behind the library. Info: 604-467-7417.

May 31: Flea market

• Maple Ridge Elementary will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors including businesses, artisans, crafts, plants, and garage sale items. There will be a concession open the entire event serving homemade fare. This year the school has added Dog Dayz, a small off-leash area and vendors specializing in four-legged friends, Young Entrepreneur’s Competition, and a Summer Camp Extravaganza showcasing local establishments programs and summer camps available to kids. Info: Jillian Currie jraecurrie@hotmail.com.

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Hunt plays home Pitt Meadows’ golfer Ryan Hunt was in familiar surroundings when he took part in the Candian Junior Golf Association 2014 tournament this past weekend at Meadows Gardens Golf Club, and placed first in the boys 15-19 year-old category. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Maple Ridge players on B.C football team playing for supremacy.

Smyth selected Trystan Smyth, a Maple Ridgeraised T54 wheelchair racer, has been competing in Switzerland, and was recently selected as the alternate for the national 4x400metre wheelchair racing team. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Ridge hosts rocks A recently announced $3,000 grant from Hosting B.C. will help with bringing the 2015 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championship to Maple Ridge next January, annnounced MLAs Marc Dalton and Doug Bing. “The grant will help cover some of the costs of hosting a competition like this,” said Dalton. “Sport instills confidence in people, and teaches perseverance and teamwork,” added Bing. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

RMMLA players tried out for B.C.

B.C. selects locals Seven Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse players were invited to try out for team B.C. recently at the Langley Events Centre. Four made the team. The group was part of 60 players from all over the province that tried out for the that team will compete for a national title this summer • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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The Titans football club is in a period of growth and transformation, as it looks ahead and prepares for next year.

SRT football

Titans at milestone; new era

At their 10-year mark, SRT coaches reflect back and look ahead to what’s in store for next year. by Eric Zimmer ezimmer@mrtimes.com

With support from principal Dennis Dickson and school PAC president Sabrina Mattson, Samuel Roberston Technical Secondary (SRT) has committed to adding new football teams at both the Grade 8 and junior varsity levels this coming fall. And SRT coach Scott Tomlin and athletic director Lesley McPherson have assembled a coaching staff that will provide opportunities for SRT athletes in Grade 8 through 12. Head coach Jeff Boyce will take over the senior varsity team. It’s the wealth of football experience Boyce brings with him – having coached at both the high school and community level – that made him an ideal candidate. “What really impressed coach Tomlin and me about Boyce was not just his experience but the passion he has for getting kids involved in football,” she explained. She said that not only is he committed to running a team, but his extensive connections amongst the football community “instantly attracted” more coaches to the program. As the longest serving member of the Meadowridge Knights Football organization, Boyce has already coached many of the Titans as players in the community. Excited to be part of a high school program, Boyce is also keen on a program that would keep local players in the community. Taking over the junior varsity team is former Knights president George Clarke.

McPherson said that with Clarke’s coaching experience and community connections, he is a perfect fit to the new staff. She added that Clarke is “blessed” with a large group of enthusiastic younger athletes who came to SRT this year. “A key piece of the rebuild of the football program was being able to field a team at the Grade 8 level,” said McPherson. “Grade 8 coaches play a key role in the high school system,” she added. ‘They have the task of attracting, teaching and instilling the passion for competing in the athletes, regardless of the sport,” she added. She noted that for SRT to incorporate football into the school culture, “there needs to be a sense of belonging from the students, regardless of grade or age.” Tomlin has worked closely with the coaching staff throughout the off-season and said he is very impressed with their organization and enthusiasm. “These guys have got the next five years all planned out,” he said. They’re pumped, the kids are pumped, and we’re pumped.” Right from the get-go in the early years of SRT’s existence, “football was always a part of the school’s extracurricular vision,” said McPherson. “The ultimate goal was to create a ‘Friday Night Lights’ scenario where local sports fans and families could head to the Rotary turf and support the kids from the neighbourhood.” Any families with kids registered in Grade 8 at SRT for fall 2014 are invited to an open house tomorrow (Wednesday, May 28) at 7 p.m. Those with questions regarding the SRT Football program can check out the school’s website, or email McPherson directly at Lesley_McPherson@sd42.ca

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Eight Maple Ridge football players were at Lacombe Stadium, playing on two separate B.C. teams in Lacombe, Alta., this past Saturday during the second annual Border Bowl. The Border Bowl is Alberta and B.C.’s annual high school all-star Bowl clash. The two teams are the rising stars and the future stars. There were five athletes on the Rising Stars team who defended their title from 2013 – when the first border bowl game was played in Kelowna. As well, there were three boys on the Future Stars (Grade 8 and 9) team playing in the inaugural border bowl game this year. Last year, there was only the Rising Stars bowl game. The boys from Maple Ridge who competed in 2013 were Adrial Sellers

Burrards beat Langley

The local lacrosse squad enjoyed their second win in as many games.

Maple Ridge came into the game 1-0 after defeating Nanaimo in overtime on opening weekend. Langley came into the game still looking for their first win after losses by Eric Zimmer to Coquitlam and New ezimmer@mrtimes.com Westminster. They pulled off a blowThey would have to wait out win on a little longer their home turf as the Burrards It was a total against Langley dominated the Sunday night, game taking team effort. but Burrards the match by a Burrards coach Chris Gill head coach score of 15-3. Chris Gill isn’t “It was a resting on his laurels. total team effort,” said “It’s only two games into Gill. the season, but the play“Good goaltending, good ers know we have a ton of offence and great team room for improvement,” discipline,” he said. he said. The teams will meet The Burrards and again this Wednesday in Thunder met for the Langley for the Burrards’ first time this season on first away game. • More at www.mrtimes.com Sunday at Planet Ice.

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Six players have been chosen to play on the Fraser Valley Union Rep team. Three of the girls (from left to right) selected are Dawne Carver, team captain Larissa Chatt, and Stephanie Janum.

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Bruins’ girls take team spots

Six female Bruins rugby players were grabbed Fraser Valley team spots.

The Ridge Meadows Bruins encountered success this weekend, when six regular members of the senior women’s team were selected to play for the Fraser Valley Rugby Union rep team. It’s the first time in many years that a player has been selected from the Bruins women’s side. The women played against the Vancouver Island squad on Sunday, in the first game of the Ruth-Hellerud-Brown Cup, part of the BC Rugby provincial cup competition. The Fraser Valley squad selects 22 elite players from Delta, Kelowna, Langley, Abbotsford, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows to play against similarly selected Vancouver Island and Vancouver-based teams. “It was one of the fastest paced games of rugby I have ever played,” said Larissa Chatt, captain of the Bruins and starting

scrumhalf for the Fraser Valley squad. “The intensity was high from start to finish.” The Fraser Valley team started the scoring with two quick tries for an early lead, but ultimately lost to the Island squad 24-12. The players from the Bruins included Chatt, Dawne Carver, Ruth Desterke, Stephanie Janum, Sophie Towne and Lindsay Hill. “We’re proud to represent our club,” said Carver, leading regular season scorer and co-captain of the Bruins. The Bruins players commented that their game preparation and positive attitude has been largely attributed to their coaches this season, Malcolm Knox, Mike Strother, and Paul Davidson. “The season has been transformative for the ladies as a whole,” Knox commented. He mentioned that additions to the Bruins this season included players who had no previous rugby experience.

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Please join us at our second Open House for the Riverview Lands. Two Open Houses have been scheduled to discuss goals and priorities for the future of Riverview. Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm (Drop-In)

Hammond Area Plan Process Open House Date: Time: Location:

Thursday, June 5th Drop in anytime between 4:00and 8:00 pm Hammond Community Centre 20601 Westfield Avenue

Webpage: Facebook:

www.mapleridge.ca (under “I want to” tab) #MyHammond

E-mail:

myhammond@mapleridge.ca

Contact:

Lisa Zosiak, Planner@ 604.467.7383

Place: Dogwood Pavilion, Mike Butler Room 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam (Entrance off Winslow Avenue) Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm (Drop-In) Place: Kyle Centre 125 Kyle Street, Port Moody (Entrance off St. Andrews Street) If you cannot attend the open house in person, please visit our website, www.renewingriverview.com, where you can participate in our online open house starting May 25, 2014. You can also contact us at: t: 604.439.8577 | e: questions@renewingriverview.com m: 1700 - 4555 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4V8


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Education

Scholarship awarded to community-minded Pitt student

A PMSS grad was recognized by TD Bank. A Pitt Meadows Secondary student has been awarded a scholarship valued up to $70,000

for his commitment to his community. Jamie Whitford was given the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. Whitford started volunteering to support other aboriginal youth in the

Youth Futures program, which allowed him to train as a junior leader and day camp volunteer. He has since founded a green energy project at his school and designed a green thermoelectric gen-

erator to eliminate heat waste in power stations. Whitford also teaches environmental stewardship at the North Vancouver Outdoor School and supports Scouts Canada tree plantings, wildlife restora-

tion, and food drives for the homeless. As a TD scholarship recipient, Whitford will receive tuition for an accredited university or college in Canada, $7,500 a year for living expenses,

summer employment within TD Bank Group for up to four years, and mentorship and networking opportunities. The presentation was scheduled for today (May 27) in Ottawa.

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BE PART OF SUMMER CAMP PANDA BEAR 2014 Exciting Weekly Themes and Fieldtrips

To register call 604-939-1302 (or drop by our centre & pick-up forms) Panda Bear Children’s Place has been Serving Children and their Families in our community since 1987. In addition to our qualified and skilled staff, fantastic arts and crafts we have outstanding trips planned for Bowen Island, Vancouver Zoo, Britannia Mine, Vancouver Aquarium, Castle Fun Park as well as exploring local parks and beaches.

Sign up for just one week or all summer to get in on the fun! Preschool, Before and After School Care at 1198 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam Preschool, Before and After School Care at 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows Group Care at 1215 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam

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Contest deadline 3pm Friday, June 6th, 2014

Krystal Creek Riding

Summer Camps Runs Weekly

July 7 thru to August 29 Monday - Friday Mor Morning Session 9am-12pm Afternoon 1pm-4pm

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5 YEAR

HURRY! INVOICE PRICING ENDS MAY 31ST

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5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty†† 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty

HWY: 5.3L/100 KM CITY: 7.6L/100 KM▼

Limited model shown♦ Selling Price: $23,799

OWN IT FOR

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ELANTRA L *Dealer is reimbursed a holdback amount included in invoice price by the manufacturer for each vehicle sold.

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ELANTRA GT L HWY: 5.8L/100 KM CITY: 8.5L/100KM¥

2014

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

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Classic Ceaser Green Power Poached Pear Roasted Beet

OMELETS & OTHERS Veggie Omelete Mushroom Omelete Ham & Cheese Omelete Classic Breakfast

FRENCH TOAST & PANCAKES Fluffy Pancakes Summer Berry French Toast Candy Apple French Toast

SOUPS

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Bison Bratwurst Brisket Pulled Duck

SANDWICHES BAKED Capacola Melt Turkey & Bacon Tuna Melt Braised Brisket

PRESSED Roasted Veggie Panini Double Bacon & Tomato Panini Chicken & Fig Panini

WINGS Herb Honey Garlic BBQ Spicy

SPECIALITIES Pork Belly Bites Duck Legs Tuna Tataki Sablefish Charcuterie

CHILLED Curry Chicken Shrimp Croissant

Gluten Free Options Available. Soup & Sandwiches Available for Take Out 11AM-4PM Everyday!

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* ORGANIC BEEF Everything Made Fresh! MEDALLION FROM OUR MEAT DEPT W/ANY LUNCH Come In & Experience ITEM PURCHASE. *ONE COUPON PER PURCHASE. *ONE COUPON PER PURCHASE. Our New Menu & Dining *MUST PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF PURCHASE. *MUST PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF PURCHASE. *EXPIRES JUNE 26, 2014 *EXPIRES JUNE 26, 2014 *NO CASH VALUE. *NOT VALID WITH SPECIALS. *NO CASH VALUE. *NOT VALID WITH SPECIALS. Lounge! GROCERY STORE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8AM-8PM * ORGANIC BEEF

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MEDALLION FROM OUR MEAT DEPT W/ANY BREAKFAST ITEM PURCHASE.

GRILLIN’ TIME Grass Fed & Grass Finished BC Beef Available!

• Organic Chicken Breast (Bone.In) • Organic Chicken Legs • Organic Chicken Wings • Organic Chicken Thighs (Bone.In) • Organic Chicken Drumsticks

Go Forward. Go Organic. Join the RevolutionTM.

OUR FAMO U 2 FO R S • Organic Beef or Bison Stir-fry 1

• Organic Beef or Bison Top Sir Loin • Organic Beef or Bison New York Strip Loin • Organic Beef or Bison Ribeyes • Organic Beef or Bison Tenderloin

22225 Dewdney Trunk Rd. 604.476.0718


Maple Ridge Times Pitt Meadows Times May 27 2014