Health Care Paying for long-term health care gain. p6
Government told, steady as she goes. p37
Gardening The three flowers of Jeanne Berat. p25
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Dave and Julie Koehn help found the recycling society in Maple Ridge 40 years ago.
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he Maple Ridge method of sorting waste just never caught on in the recycling world, admits Julie Koehn.
The colour-coded system, with five bags and one blue box that creates a clean, separated recycling resource, is only done here. In Maple Ridge, residents dutifully sort their cardboard and brown paper into a yellow bag; place their newspapers into a blue bag and put clean, rinsed tin cans into an orange bag. Green is for office paper and magazines; a clear plastic bag is for plastic; while a blue plastic box takes glass bottles, jars, old telephone books and catalogues. It’s the best way to do it, adds Julie, one of the founders of the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society.
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Omar Hombrebueno (left) and Brent Reminek, process workers at the depot in Albion, stack old television sets on a palette for transportation to Encorp on Monday. The low levels of contamination, thanks to residents doing all the sorting in their kitchens and garages, produces a soughtafter commodity that ensures a market in
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good times and bad. “We’ve been fighting that ever since we started,” says her husband, Dave Koehn. Julie says it’s the most sensible way to recycle. “If you don’t mix it in the first place, then you don’t have to separate it.” What’s the point of dumping all recyclables into one bag, as most municipalities do, then separating them at the depot? That causes a dirtier waste stream, less attractive to processors, she points out. Julie wonders why others don’t follow suit and suggests politicians don’t give people enough credit. But that’s the way it’s been done in Maple Ridge since 1972, two years after Bob Cordoni returned from Earth Day in Victoria and brought with him the recycling bug. Cordoni proposed the local branch of the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation start recycling here. See Recycling, p4
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A man connected to the drug trade in Maple Ridge has been identiﬁed as the person who was found dead in a Pitt Meadows ﬁeld on Tuesday. Brandon Howson, 26, was discovered by a passerby around 10:30 a.m., lying face down in a cranberry ﬁeld at the end of 224th Street, by 144th Avenue. Police believe he was murdered. “Mr. Howson is known to police and it appears that this homicide was targeted. However, it is too early to speak to a motive or any gang afﬁliation,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound, with the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. Howson was arrested by Ridge Meadows RCMP in 2009 during an undercover sting targeting streetlevel drug trafﬁckers. He and a co-accused, Rory William Hatley, were charged with trafﬁcking a controlled substance and ordered to stand trial in New Westminster Supreme Court. The trial is set to begin April 17. See Homicide, p8
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Making a promise to keep Denise Heron took in her sister’s children after she passed away last year
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n a Monday evening, three boys are sprawled on couches, all eyes fixed on a television screen, while Curtis Chapman manoeuvres a soldier through virtual streets in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
He blasts past buildings and shoots at shadows lurking behind doors, with his cousins offering strategic advice. In the kitchen, past a maze of unopened boxes, his sister Lexi and cousin Christina Cunningham are stirring a batch of fudge muffins. “They are all very special to me,” Denise Heron says as she scans the room, seemingly calm in the chaos of kids who fill her house. “Every space has been turned into a bedroom.” In all, there are a dozen people squeezed into the two-storey house on the Katzie First Nation reserve, in addition to four cats and Maxy, a pug. The tally includes Heron, her boyfriend John Horvath, her children Michael, Lexi and Curtis, Curtis’ girlfriend, Lindsey Glowa, as well as their nine-month-old son Seth. Heron and boyfriend added three more children to their brood last fall – her sister Doreen Heron’s daughters, twins Nicole and Meghan and their little sister Taylor-Bree. At 38, Denise never imagined she’d be a mom to eight children in a house that can barely hold them. It’s been an adventure, nonetheless, but one she would not trade because she is determined to keep a promise. Last summer, Denise’s 36-yearold sister “Doe” took ill suddenly. What started out as a mystery sickness that sapped all the strength out of her sister, turned out to be cancer. Less than a month after she was admitted to Vancouver General Hospital, Denise learned her sister was going to die.
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(Clockwise from top) Denise Heron holds up a photograph of her sister Doreen; Denise and the kids get ready to ice muffins in their cramped kitchen; Anthony Florence plays guitar in a bedroom; Denise with a card from her niece, Taylor-Bree. “It went from months to days,” says Denise. ‘It was so sudden.” As cancer ravaged Doe’s body, she lost her voice and was so weak she could barely hold up a pen, but managed to scribble her sister a message. In it, Doe asked Denise to promise she would take care of her kids. Denise said yes, and Doe managed to give her a thumb’s up. “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” says Denise. “I love them.” Denise’s days are now filled with
ferrying the children to and from school. Her grocery bills have ballooned and dinner time can often feel like summer camp. For now, Doe’s 15-year-old twins are sharing rooms with their cousins, but don’t have a quiet place to study or do their homework. They all get along, says Denise. “They are really good.” Although none of the kids are complaining, Denise knows living in cramped quarters is difficult for all of them. She would like to turn her
carport into a bedroom for the twins. “These kids have been through so much and I just want them to be able to have their own space so they can mourn properly.” She just needs a little help.
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A house in west Maple Ridge which was the scene of two fires during Christmas has been boarded up by the municipality. The District of Maple Ridge took the unusual step to secure the property last week after staff discovered the homeowner Jagdev Singh Athwal has allowed tenants to return without completing renovations. Bylaw, police and the fire department had been keeping a close watch on the duplex at 21719 117th Avenue, off 218th Street, since a mattress fire destroyed a bedroom on Dec. 23. Three days later, around 8:30 a.m. on Boxing Day, a trailer went up in smoke. Following the mattress fire, the fire department found there were no smoke detectors inside the house, an unsafe furnace and holes in walls. Staff from the District of Maple Ridge cut power off to half the duplex because of the unsafe conditions, said fire chief Dane Spence. A stop work order was also issued due to construction being done inside the house without proper permits or inspections. The district told the homeowner no one could live in the property until it was repaired and inspected by the district. Spence said the fire department discovered the homeowner had “multiple individuals” living there, in violation of the district’s no occupancy notice. “Mr. Athwal was renting the house out without any power without even the basis regard to fire and life safety issues,” Spence added. The house will remain boarded until repairs are complete.
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Car Care ‘We always looked at it as a resource’ with Cyril Barry
PATIENCE Working the counter of a busy automotive repair shop is a very stressful working environment which requires a great deal of perseverance, patience and resolve. It takes a great deal of people skills, both with clients and personnel, not to mention suppliers of all sizes, shapes and a variety of skills. To tie all of these elements together on a daily basis, ﬁve days a week, ﬁfty two weeks a year is a near impossible feat. Yet those of us that accomplish this do it with one goal in mind, to keep you, our clients, happy as above all we are in the people business. It might seem that I am patting my back by the content of the ﬁrst paragraph but in fact I am setting you up for the real purpose of this week’s message. When it’s time to get your vehicle repaired or serviced you’ll need to prepare yourself for the sticker shock of what it will cost you and above all you need to exercise massive amounts of patience. Immediate or sudden service does not exist in modern day automotive service and repairs, you will need to either make an appointment or leave your vehicle and be prepared to wait, patiently. I’m going to let you in on an inside industry secret about ordering and receiving parts in this little hamlet of Maple Ridge. We live in a unique part of the world, in essence we live on a land-based island serviced by one road and one bridge. When there are problems with either of our antiquated modes of transportation, which occur daily, your vehicle’s parts get held up and we receive them later than promised. When that happens we cannot deliver your vehicle as promised because, you guessed it, we didn’t have the parts on time. So you need to exercise patience, we do it for six to ten vehicles a day, you only need to do it for one. This is why we like to have all our bookings in the early morning and left with us for the entire day, it allows us to ﬁrst check what parts the vehicle will need and then source them to make the necessary estimate of both cost and time requirements. It’s also why we need to contact you so we can get authorization to proceed with the necessary repairs, before we order them. If our shop was located on the west side of Pitt River bridge this would not be an issue but due to our location, part’s availability is the biggest challenge we face. Now that you have the skinny on the part’s situation you can understand our frustration when we can’t keep our promise based on something totally out of our control. You also need to be aware that your vehicle has more parts per square inch than at any time in the history of the automobile. So be patient as soon as we get the parts we can get your vehicle back to you.
Recycling from front So Julie asked Belkin Paperboard in New Westminster if it would take old newspapers. It said yes, and the recycling race was on, ﬁrst using the Koehn’s Hammond home as a base, soon followed by the Cottonwood dump as a collection site. “Think globally, act locally” was the phrase, still in use today. “We were just so super keen to get this project going,” Julie says. “This was all done by volunteers,” adds Dave. “We always looked at it as a resource. You’re mining the urban garbage, per se.” Contracts soon had to be signed and payrolls had to be made, so a separate organization from SPEC was needed. Candace Gordon, ﬁrst hired as a driver, took care of the paper work and the non-proﬁt Ridge Meadows Recycling Society was born in 1981. It would take until 1997 before the society signed its ﬁrst fee-for-service agreement with the District of Maple Ridge.
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The Cottonwood landfill in 1985. Dave and Julie expected the district to move in long before that, however. “We ﬁgured ﬁve years, they’d take over the whole operation,” says Dave. That, however, was a blessing in disguise, he found out. “They did that in Victoria and it stagnated. It didn’t go forward.” The lack of enthusiastic environmentalists within a municipal system led to the project fading, he explained. The recycling society began curbside collection around 1980, as SPEC still, thanks to a
kickstart from an $8,000 grant. After wearing out a couple of collection trucks, Dave came up with the idea of modifying them so bins could be loaded from the side. That allowed quick and easy switching from full bins to empty ones. The trucks today still use the same system. Currently, for an annual $64 district levy on each home, the society picks up the trash, sorts it and runs an education program to tell people about its good work. In the early days, a dozen volunteers got together every few weeks to collect paper. Today,
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there’s a full-time staff of 64, including about 30 developmentally disabled people. Ridge Meadows recycling’s partnership with the developmentally disabled dates back almost as far. In 1980, when the recyclers were renting ofﬁce space from Maple Ridge Community Services, some disabled people were working in the same building when Dave thought, why not get them involved so they could enjoy outdoor work? The partnership has endured since, even surviving a scare last September when Community Living B.C. said it was cancelling the supported program at the recycling depot. But funding was restored and the government revamped Community Living B.C., kicking in another $40 million.
Today, about 30 developmentally disabled are employed at the depot while negotiations between CLBC and the society for extending the program another year are continuing. For Dave, recycling should always come before waste disposal. That’s why when the society proposed the present depot site on 236th Street in the Albion industrial area, the depot is located at the front the site and the waste transfer station is behind. The relocation to Albion happened in 1990 after a region-wide recycling program was cancelled. The society then proposed that if Metro Vancouver would buy the land, and the District of Maple Ridge put up the building, the society would run the depot. The governments said yes and, thus, was born the present depot. See Recycling, p5
Beginnings • The earliest record of the tonnes of household waste rescued from the dump and processed at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Depot is in 1993. In that year, 670 tonnes of cardboard were recycled. That compares to last year’s 2,288 tonnes that were shipped to paper plants in Washington state or Oregon for making into other forms of paper. • The amount of old newspaper has also almost doubled in 15 years. In 1995, 1,362 tonnes were recycled compared to 2,461 tonnes in 2011. • Ridge Meadows recycles like no one else in the Lower Mainland. Maple Ridge does not have municipal garbage collection – which means residents either haul the trash themselves to the transfer station, or pay a private company to pick it up. Either way, residents have to think about their own garbage, so they also think about recycling. • Total operating budget for depot: about $3 million. • Total number of employees: 64. • Next major step – producers taking responsibility for the packaging. • According to a 2010 survey by the society, 90 per cent of those surveyed said they used the blue box system and 80 per cent went to the recycling depot. • Bill Archibald, Bob Cordoni, Beryl Cunningham and Candace Gordon were other original founders. Gordon’s first job was driving the recycling truck. She later hired Kelli Speirs, who then became the long-serving executive director. Gordon later ensured the formal creation of the non-profit society in 1981.
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Luncheon with the Ministers Tuesday, February 7 at 12pm Honourable Mike DeJong Minister of Health Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid Minister of Labour Honourable Stephanie Cadieux Minister of Social Development Erica Williams photo
The recycling depot at the Cottonwood landfill in July 1985.
‘Maple Ridge people do fantastic job’ Recycling from p4 “We’re probably the largest, communitybased, not-for-proﬁt, multiple material sourceseparated society,” said Gordon. “Our people in Maple Ridge do a fantastic job,” recycling, she says. According to recycling society executivedirector Kim Day, Ridge Meadows even hit the goal of recycling 50 per cent of the waste stream by 2000, ahead of Metro Vancouver, she pointed out. Now, it’s working on Zero Waste, the main goal at the depot. That is an approach that goes “beyond recycling, by taking a whole system approach to the vast ﬂow of resources and waste through human society,” says the society’s website. One of the ﬁnal components in achieve that composting of yard and kitchen waste remains the ﬁnal major component of the waste stream. That could begin soon, once the logistics of collection and dropoff are worked out. Currently, compost material forms 30 per cent of the waste stream. “If we get that out, we’re moving very close to zero waste.” Gordon said. Looking back, 40 years later, Dave and Julie wonder how they got it all done. They raised a family, built a home, managed careers, and along with help with other committed volunteers, got recycling underway in Maple Ridge. All told, the couple has been on the board of directors for a combined 70 years. “In my biggest dreams, I couldn’t have imagined it going so well. I’m so happy it is,” says Julie. “It’s our baby, sort of thing,” Dave adds.
Recycling review: • 1972 – SPEC volunteers start recycling in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows; • 1974 – SPEC acquires use of site at Cottonwood landfill; • 1976 –first part-time employee hired; • 1980 – multi-material curbside collection starts; • 1981 – Ridge Meadows Recycling Society formed; • 1987 – first of three GVRD awards for recycling; • 1990 – current recycling depot built; • 1992 –curbside blue box program begins; • 1993 – B.C. Minister’s Environmental Award; • 1993 – first 1,500 home compost bins distributed; • 1996 – expanded commercial recycling program; • 1996 – paint recycling program launched;
• 1997 – signed partnership with District of Maple Ridge; • 1999 – apartment recycling collection program started; • 2000 – plastics recycling (1, 2, 4 & 5) added to curbside and depot programs; • 2001 – “Towards Zero Waste” goal adopted; • 2002 – celebrated 30 years of recycling with open house; • 2003 –survey found 96 per cent of residents recycle; • 2004 – bluebox routes expanded to 256th Street; • 2005 – organized Earth Day at the ACT; • 2007 –more than 10,000 tonnes recycled, first electronics – TVs and computers; • 2008 – added milk carton to recycle stream; • 2009 –new route map; • 2010 –new electronics, stereos, household batteries, CFL lightbulbs.
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OAS reforms needed A single sentence from Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a speech in Davos, Switzerland has this country buzzing about the future of Canada’s old age security. One suggested change to OAS could include increasing the age of entitlement from 65 to 67, a move every other G8 country has already implemented in an effort to provide long-term sustainability for the pension. OAS is money that every retired Canadian 65 years or older can claim as a retirement supplement. As the baby boomers start squeezing through traditionally narrow pension channels, changes are needed to accommodate all of them. Today, the taxes of four employed Canadians supports each retired Canadian through OAS. In the coming years, that ratio will drop from 4:1 to 2:1. In monetary terms, costs for the program are expected to rise 32 per cent over the next ﬁve years to $48.3 billion. By 2030, OAS will cost $108 billion. Based on demographics alone, OAS as it stands now simply won’t survive. Seniors advocate groups were quick to jump on Harper’s idea, shunning it as irresponsible. But changes would be phased in and aren’t likely to affect anybody nearing retirement now, and certainly not people already collecting OAS. If any group should be nervous, it’s working Canadians in their 30s, 40s or 50s who will be stiﬂed from advancing because people are working longer, and who will be forced to pay more to support the bulging retirees ahead of them. By making changes to OAS, at least there is hope there will be a few pennies left for future generations. The baby boomers are the only generation in history to live better than both their parents and their offspring. Opposing reforms that will ensure the OAS program’s future is simply a characteristic forged from a generation that has had it better than everyone else. – The News
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Paying for long-term health care gain W
e may not always agree with the policies and the way our prime minister plots the future of our country, but I am happy with his approach to supporting the ﬁnancing of our health care system, if you can call the mishHealth Care mash of 13 different delivery approaches a Marco Terwiel system at all. Different provinces pay for different beneﬁts. In B.C., we pay MSP premiums, but people in the rest of Canada do not. The availability of MRI and CT scanners varies widely, as do wait lists for various procedures. The premiers of our provinces are acting like the not-so-smart owners of 13 wornout, rusty cars. Instead of junking the dilapidated vehicles, they keep on repairing and replacing various parts incurring big bill, not realizing that ﬁnancially they would be far better off investing in new cars. Stephen Harper has been watching how the federal monies of the current health care accord have been spent. A six-percent increase every year – twice the rate of inﬂation – has done very little to improve matters. If anything, things have gotten worse, just like ﬁxing the worn-out cars will result in bigger and bigger bills, with worsening performance. In our constitution, health care is clearly
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a provincial responsibility and the premiers are quick to point out to the federal government that it does not wish to be told how to spend money. The province just wants money, heaps of money, with no strings attached. The main federal involvement rests with the provisions speciﬁed in the Canada Health Act, passed in 1984. Central to that legislation is promoting and enforcing the ﬁve principles of universality, accessibility, portability, comprehensiveness and public administration. With the exception of the public administration, all the other principles are only partially implemented. The adherence to the principles of accessibility and comprehensiveness are woefully inadequate. A year or more of waiting for a new knee hardly meets the standard of accessibility. To be unable to afford ﬁlling your prescription does not meet the criteria of comprehensiveness. Reasons given: lack of money. Mr. Harper says ﬁne to the “no strings,” but no to heaps of money. And here is the deal: after 2017, Ottawa will limit the increase in contributions to health care to a minimum of three per cent or maximally to the growth of our economy, and not a penny more. Without the prospect of ever-increasing largesse from Ottawa, Mr. Harper hopes the provinces will get serious about being creative and come up with solutions and innovations that will make health care sustainable. Easier said than done without making fundamental changes, but they have ﬁve years notice.
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During our last federal election, none of the parties wanted to address the looming crisis of how to pay for our health care without forcing unpalatable choices. Yes, we want the services, but, no, we do not want to pay for them. And if there is a bill to be paid, we want somebody else to pay. And there is simply nobody else but the taxpayer. Do I see ways to keep the main principle of making needed health care available to all Canadians regardless of ability to pay? You bet I do. 1) There are lots of people willing and able to pay, but they are not allowed to do that. Queue jumping, you say? If you take a hard look at the issue of using your own hard earned money to pay for a service, the whole system beneﬁts. 2) Cut down on administration. I do not have the ﬁgures for B.C., but the wage bill of managers in Quebec’s health system eclipsed the $1 billion mark in 2010-11, a 29 per cent increase in ﬁve years. The number of managers in the system has gone up by 51 per cent in the last decade to 14,374 currently. (Journal de Montréal, Jan. 9), Do patients get better care and recover more quickly on account of all these warm bodies? I am sure we can do with a lot less management and get better value for money. 3) Fully implement electronic medical records. That will eliminate a lot of duplication of tests, speed up the process of looking after patients with better and legible documentation. See Terwiel, p7
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THE NEWS/letters Local government takes turn for worse EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Re: Flats’ owners told to make their case (The News, Jan. 27). I see our council is pandering to the SmartCentres lobby group by wanting all of the ﬂats removed from the ALR. Why would our council want this? Could it be because a single-issue group proved itself so effective in electing a council willing to support its cause? Our local government has taken a turn for the worse. Our past councils caused this by allowing urban sprawl. Now we have these residential areas such as Albion and Silver Valley, which are relatively far from services, and we are unhappy about that. And with the low turnout for local elections, it was very easy for a commercial enterprise to enlist enough voters to win an election. Unless more citizens get interested enough to vote, we will see more such commercial inﬂuence in our elections. LYALL HOLMES MAPLE RIDGE
It takes political will, courage Terwiel from p6 4) Use a system of rewards and disincentives to encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle. 5) That will drastically cut down on the admissions and the running of the most expensive component of our system: the hospital. 6) Billions of dollars are wasted on prescription drugs dispensed, but not used for a variety of reasons. 7) Consider a nominal fee when accessing the system. People will drive an extra 20 kilometres to avoid paying a toll on the Golden Ears Bridge. With that mentality, I expect the waiting rooms will be a lot less crowded and your doctor will have more time for you. Some of these approaches and other ones not mentioned require political will and courage, but the initial pain will result in long-term gain and, as a result, the health care system will be there to serve you when you need it. Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge.
online comments Dave Henderson: Re: Albion flats’ owners told to make their case (mapleridgenews.com). That is kind of council to allow the land owners to make their own application, but has anyone told the land owners? It might be an ironic oversight. I am all for development in that area. Small- and medium-sized business, with recreational areas would be wonderful for the community. Perhaps some residential, though we have so much of that now in this community – what is needed is places to be when we are not at home. Simon Chung · Thomas Haney Secondary School: Re: Thomas Haney secondary, designed to be different (mapleridgenews.com). As the name suggests, Thomas Haney’s self-paced learning system allows the students to learn at their own pace, but that doesn’t mean that they can just slack off. If you don’t organize your schedule well, you can easily become behind in one or more subjects. That probably is the main cause of the drop out rate. Self-pacing gives more time for better understanding and learning as well as teaches (and requires) self-scheduling skills.
Lost souls will still wander EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Re: Lost souls wander our streets (Letters, Jan. 25). I was thrilled to read Sandy Macdougall’s honest and moving letter, in which he describes feelings of compassion, concern and helplessness at the sight of a homeless man sitting outside MacDonald’s and a woman working the streets on a cold winter morning. I am the executive director of Alouette Home Start Society, an organization that grew out a community-driven need to respond to the suffering of the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. I could tell you about the brokenness of a woman I picked up from the psychiatric ward with no place to go; the loneliness and depression burning from inside of her; the tears she cried in the courtroom because of the crime she continues to commit; the shame she is carrying and how badly she misses her children who are now in custody. I could tell you about the men and women I meet every day; addicted to hard drugs like cocaine, heroin and crystal meth; living on the streets, desperate
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Part of the answer is in the very letter he writes. It’s important to see. It’s important to recognize that something needs to be done. I wish to commend this community and recognize that there are many people working together to try to make a difference in the lives of the men, women and youth who live homeless in our neighbourhoods. Our organization is fortunate to have the support of the municipality, which allows us the use of two rent-free houses to provide shelter and transitional housing for homeless youth. The municipality also donated the land for our supportive housing development. Many individuals and groups provide homemade goodies, handmade quilts, backpacks, food hampers, Christmas gifts, volunteer labour and services and the always-welcome donation cheques. But the lost souls still wander our streets. There’s a lot more that needs to be done. Let’s not look away. STEPHANIE EDIGER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ALOUETTE HOME START SOCIETY
Living in a world where might is right EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Re: Apathy is the entity threatening our environment (Along the Fraser, Jan. 27). I have just ﬁnished reading an opinion article in the local paper titled “Entity is threatening environment,” by Jack Emberly. What can I say other than it is time for the people to wake up and take notice. Our environment is threatened; it is under attack and has been for a very long time. I admit that I have transformed from a conspiracy theorists to a ‘corporate awarist.’ I have come to realize that there are no corporate or government conspiracies, they just do what they can to make as much proﬁt as possible and literally squash anything or anyone that affects or threatened the bottom line. It has been well documented that whistle blowers get blackballed and that scientists in North America are controlled and silenced by strong-arm tactics by our own government and that the end result is a serious threat to the people’s health and standard of living. Tough times are coming. The ‘Occupy Movement’ is aware of this and is trying to do something about it. It is time to take notice and look beyond the 12-second sound bite and look for the deeper meaning of the message. In-
stead of focusing in on the earring and tattoos of the one or two people who are selected out of the crowd by the media elite to sideline the agenda or direct it into a media ﬂip, look at the bigger picture. What is going on and why? Look at both sides of the issue. The next time you see a story on the news, ask yourself, what is the real message and why is it that it only ever gets 12 or 22 seconds, then it’s off to the car accident, trafﬁc jam, ﬁre, or to Barbie in ‘Chopper 47,’ live above the ‘scene,’ then off to sports, to the local losing team of overpaid boneheads. We live in a world where might is right and everything done by the ‘state’ is done at the end of a barrel of a gun. The ‘state’ has become an enemy of the true state, the enemy of the people; the government no longer acts in the best interest of the people it is supposed to act in the best interest of. The government acts in the best interest of the multi-national corporate elites who own the government. The global agenda, in my opinion, is to make as much proﬁt as possible and to control the population in order to suppress any opposition to that proﬁt-making at any and all cost. They own the government by owning the debt and they make the rules, regardless of who is the government. People are just a means to an end, a human resource to be exploited to the
fullest; we are just another ‘thing’ to proﬁt from, just like cows, chickens and farmed salmon; business is booming. The biggest threat to our environment is not Monsanto, Bechtel, WalMart, Exxon, or any other multi-national conglomerate. The biggest threat to our environment and way of life is our apathy, our own wiliness to step back and let the bullies be bullies instead of standing up like the ‘occupiers’ and say enough is enough. I mean, who is the government anyways, but a handful of people looking out for No. 1. Every person I talk to is well aware that something is wrong with the way things are in our society and the world around us, but no-one seems to have any answers. They think that it is this giant mystery that they have no control over. They could not be more wrong. They have all the control. They have just handed it over to a bunch of criminals. We all need to stand up and say no to GMO foods, no to pesticides, no to corporate control of our governments, no to a perverted money system, no to bridge tolls, no to bullies, and we need to make our courts and politicians aware, that they had better do their jobs. We need to say no to the corruption. M. FELGNER MAPLE RIDGE
Beyond doors lies a group of misguided youth EDITOR, THE NEWS:
for money for their next ﬁx. I could tell you about the anger and frustration they feel as doors are constantly slammed in their faces. I could tell you about the woman I drove to treatment; the same woman who has gone to the same treatment center over and over again; the conversations we have; how she wants to run far away from drugs and never use them again, how she wants her children back, how the only reason she works the streets is to feel the arms of someone around her; and how she struggles with not knowing any other way to live life when her own father molested her. When you sit down and listen to them share their stories, you will ﬁnd they have been on some long, hard journeys. Somewhere along the line they forget that they were ever loved, that their existence truly matters. Mr. Macdougall writes: “I have no idea or suggestions on how to assuage my guilt or how to lessen the suffering of these lost souls, but I feel compelled to do something. There must be an answer.”
Re: Our youth are lost, misguided (Letters, Feb. 1). I just read the The News letters section of. The title that practically screamed towards me was “Our youth are lost, misguided.” A week ago, I read the section that stated Westview secondary is not a bad
school. I am a 13-year-old girl attending my ﬁrst year at Maple Ridge Secondary School. I think that Westview secondary is not the only bad school in School District No. 42, and I when I say that, I’m referring to my school, as well. Beyond our doors lies a young, misguided group of people. I may not have been attending this
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A forensics team continued Wednesday to investigate in a Pitt Meadows field, where a Maple Ridge man’s body was found the previous day. rural area is often frequented by prostitutes and drug users. “It’s a hot spot for the underworld,” said Aaron Olson, who manages Maple Ridge Paintball, a business located near the ﬁeld where Howson’s body was found.
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Pitt Meadows Museum researcher Sandra Borger adjusts a map of Pitt Meadows at the museum. the chagrin of the unincorporated landowners, Pitt Meadows petitioned to include the sliver in its municipality. In response, the owners sought a return to Maple Ridge. “It was the land owners that caused the jiggly pattern of the border,” says Norman. Norman explains that after a year of arguing, a hearing was held at Dale Hall in Port Hammond on Dec. 13, 1915, when all parties involved, municipalities and landowners, argued their respective cases. The landowners in question, among them the Laity and Hampton families, preferred their unincorporated status. But if forced to choose, they picked Maple Ridge due to worries over the tax burden if incorporated into Pitt Meadows. Henry J. Newton, a farmer with 13 hectares (34 acres) in the no-man’s-land, believed the newly incorporated municipality would be unable to serve him. “I want to go into Maple Ridge because I would be stuck away down here in
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Class size limits a concern for teachers Working conditions a key contract issue by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Putting class-size limits back into teacher contracts is the most important issue facing teacher working conditions, says the local teacher union’s leader. Teachers wore black last Friday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Liberal government stripping class size restrictions from teachers’ contracts, as well as caseload ratios for specialist teachers. The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in April 2011 the move was unconstitutional. However, the provincial government has yet to act on the ruling. Current legislation does include class size limits, but only requires school districts to consult with teachers before going over the cap. “Because it’s not in the contract, it’s a soft cap, and we can’t grieve it,” said Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association
president George Serra. “[The limits] have no teeth.” Current limits cap kindergarten classes at 20 students per class, while primary (Grades 1 to 3) ones have a limit of 24. Secondary and intermediate (Grades 4 to 7) classes have a limit of 30 students. “In our district, we clearly see larger intermediate and secondary classes, especially in shop classes, which puts safety at jeopardy,” said Serra. “People need to know that every cut is a cut to programs and services for students. It is not about trimming any fat, because there is none. The government needs to reinvest in our public education system.” School District No. 42 superintendent Jan Unwin said she doesn’t want to speculate on the effect stricter class size limits would have on the district, should they be included in the next teacher contract, given the ongoing negotiations between the province and teachers. “We are in a wait-andsee mode as we do not want to spend energy on speculation, as there
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Two sides no closer in contract dispute With contract negotiations between B.C. teachers and the provincial government now entering their 12th month, the two sides seem no closer to a resolution they then they were nearly a year ago. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, the provincial government’s bargaining agent, released a statement on Wednesday, suggesting the two sides were at an impasse. “It has become evident ... that any number of presentations, explanations or meetings will not help the parties to reach a new agreement,” the statement said. “Our current disagreements do not come about through a lack of understanding or appreciation; there is
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PM to attack welfare of elderly? P
rime Minister Stephen Harper, on a recent trip to Europe, stood in front of world leaders and suggested they needed to be more like his Canada, making the hard choices necessary to restrict government expenditures, particularly at a time of aging populations. He was, of course, quite vague about how he planned to do that, other than capping medical expenses. But he has set off a ﬁre storm of political speculation and indignation. With a majority government, capable of implementing whatever strategies he might wish, Mr. Harper is in a good position to chart his own course for income supplements for the elderly. Politics, however, are more posture than practical and, thus, those of us who might feel Mr. Harper is set to attack the principles of Canadian social programs need not work ourselves into a stroke-inducing ﬁt of high blood pressure. While he has the capability of making the next three and a half years frightening, another election at that time can dramatically reduce the power and fortunes of his political party and lead to a reversal of many of the policies he might march out in the interim. If there is one thing we should all realize about democratic politics, it’s that they have a short life of sustained change. Short-term political vision is what causes many long-term
tion is due to his governance. problems, though, and Mr. Many would argue that Canada Harper, should he make some was stable because we had a unpopular decisions, will be no minority government less guilty of poor judgfor several years, and ment than many prime moderation in our public ministers before him. policies. That might And if his party is well have been our smart, it need look no saving grace, that and further than Jean Chrea boatload of natural tien’s Liberals or Brian resources. Mulroney’s ConservaPersonally, I am a modtives to see what comes erate. Political ideologies around in the next electoo far to the right or too tion to parties that lose far to the left invariably touch with the demands lead to extremes that are of voters. Parenting unsustainable. For years Pushing through unGraham Hookey Canada was a small-C popular or unsustainable Conservative or small-L legislation during a time Liberal country with only minor of majority government doesn’t differences between government mean it will last and could result policies and, thus, a steady climb in political damage that might reto a balanced economy between verse the trends to be even more private and public interests. I problematic than they seem now. believe that remains the fundaDivergent political views, and mental political desire of most subsequent swings of public policy, have the effect of whiplash- Canadians, a blend of capitalism that allows for innovation and ing populations into malcontents incentives, and socialism that prowho are cynical of all politicians and, thus, more difﬁcult to govern. vides a caring society and support As several democratic European for those in need. Mr. Harper should be wary. If he nations have discovered in the believes he can attack the welfare last few years, the social unrest of such malcontents leads to political of the elderly from some bully pulpit in Europe, then follow that up paralysis and a loss of conﬁdence in the country as a stable place for with hurried legislation at home, he may well ﬁnd that in three investment. years his party can hold their At this particular point in time, their pain has been Canada’s gain, caucus meetings in a closet. as investment has poured into a Graham Hookey writes about ‘stable’ Canada. But we should not education, parenting and elderget too comfortable, as Mr. Harper care (firstname.lastname@example.org). seems to be doing, that this condi-
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esley and Buttercup were in love – true love. But when Wesley sails away to ﬁnd his fortune, he is killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Without true love, Buttercup can’t keep going. Years later, she is taken to a castle to marry an evil prince, who plots to kill her. Just in time, Wesley comes back to rescue her – but now he is the Dread Pirate Roberts. At ﬁrst, Buttercup does not recognize him. Roberts/Wesley needs to know if she ever truly loved him. With a bitter heart, she recounts the pain of losing Wesley.
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New homeowners say views and location tops on their list
Finding a home at Tsawwassen Springs For Francis Cheung and his wife, finding a home that allowed them to just close the door behind them when they wanted to travel was extremely important. They found that perfect home at Tsawwassen Springs, by Shato Holdings and Talisman Homes. “It’s so close to the border and the ferries,” Cheung says. “We could just walk to the ferries.” He was immediately impressed by the quality of the workmanship on the homes, and says he looks forward to seeing the community when it is all complete. However, it wasn’t just the construction that he was looking for. “We’re right in the middle of the golf course,” he says. “The view was one of the most important things to us.”
Homeowner Dale Martin was looking to downsize after living in Tsawwassen and Ladner for 20 years, and found the entire community to be exactly what he wanted. “Once I saw the whole concept, I knew it was going to be a real community,” he says, adding that he also liked the idea of living on a golf course. “It’s very well designed,” Martin says. “There is no wasted space.” He was also impressed with the lengths Shato and Talisman were willing to go to ensure he was completely satisfied. “The whole experience was great,” he says. “They really bent over backwards to make sure (everything was okay) ... (Tradespeople) came in and fixed any defects, no questions asked.”
‘Langley is literally right over the hill’
Head into the great outdoors with Latis by Colin Oswin
Get up and get outside with Latis. A condo project from developer Kerkhoff Construction, Latis is located right in the heart of Cloverdale. The project will have just 34 units in total, which Craig Anderson, marketing manager at Pilothouse Real Estate, describes as “a very limited, very intimate selection of homes.” Latis places a big emphasis on providing outdoor space for its residents, with big balconies included with most units. The balconies here range from 90 up to 183 square feet, and one second-floor unit comes with a huge, 412-square-foot terrace. One unit on the top floor has a smaller 51-square-foot balcony, but Latis makes up for this, adding a 553-square-foot rooftop deck. And this suite isn’t alone – five of the top-floor units at Latis include these rooftop decks. Anderson says these types of rooftop spaces are extremely rare in Cloverdale. “We took an existing building structure and had fun with it,” he says. “We already had a roof and a flat building area, so it didn’t add a lot of cost.” The decks on the roof are all fenced off, and they also come equipped with electrical outlets and gas lines for entertainment and barbeques. And at four storeys, Latis will rise above the two- and three-storey buildings that dominate the neighbourhood, providing excellent views in all directions. “You have to invite your friends to come see it,” Anderson says. “Your place is where everyone is going to go in the summer.” In addition to the balconies, decks and ground-floor patios, individual gardens will be available for all units in the grounds surrounding the building, so even if you don’t purchase a unit with a rooftop patio, you’ll still have some outdoor space you can use to grow whatever you want. Latis features one- and two-bedroom suites, with one three-bedroom suite on the ground floor. All come with dens as well. And with 17 different layouts, buyers will find a lot of variety at Latis. In the kitchen, you’ll find a stainlesssteel appliance package, highlighted by a big, 24-inch-wide refrigerator and a classy Venmar designer hood fan over the stove. Under-cabinet puck lighting keeps the space nice and bright, and a two-basin undermount sink adds
Your place is where everyone is going to go in the summer,” says Pilothouse Real Estate marketing manager Craig Anderson.
carpeting, contemporary baseboards and a window trim package to highlight the big and bright windows. The development includes underground parking for cars as well as a storage space for bicycles. Anderson says he pushed hard for the inclusion of the community bike rack because the amenities in Cloverdale are so close by. You can pedal your way around the neighbourhood on errands and grocery runs or even to school at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “I’m amazed at how close things are,”
he says. “Langley is literally right over the hill.” A major retail and commercial redevelopment underway at the site of the old Cloverdale Mall means buyers at Latis will arrive early in an up-andcoming area. “Drastic changes are coming to Cloverdale after decades,” Anderson says. “This is an opportunity 18 to 24 months before everyone else jumps in.” Homes at Latis start at $194,900. For more information visit latiscondos.com or call 604-575-0669.
to the modern feel of the space. The microwave and dishwasher are housed in two drawers under the counter, providing a cool, space-age touch. Kerkhoff used quartz for the kitchen and bathroom countertops. Since quartz is less porous than granite, Anderson says it makes for a superior countertop surface. “This is a level above granite,” he says. “We tried to stain it with red wine – it didn’t work.” The living rooms feature laminate floors, faux-wood window blinds and 5.5-inch baseboard moulding. In the bedroom, buyers will find broadloom
Latis, by developer Kerkhoff Construction, features a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes spread among four storeys (above). Stunning interior features include quartz countertops and chic laminate ﬂooring (top).
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The three flowers of Jeanne Berat I
t’s been bugging me for quite some time now, so I’m just going to come out and say it: Valentine’s Day is a sexist holiday. Try asking yourself the last time you saw huge lineups of women at the Canadian Tire check-outs, looking to purchase tools for their Gardening signiﬁcant others on Mike Lascelle Feb. 14? Or a newspaper ad promoting romantic dinner packages geared towards men? I personally would love to receive something along the lines of two hockey tickets, two hotdogs and two beer on Valentine’s Day. But such is not the case, and being somewhat psychic (or fearfully male), I can tell you exactly what’s going to happen 10 days from now – panic-stricken men are going to go from ﬂorist to garden centre to supermarket in search of the best deal they can get on a dozen red roses. If they’ve been in the proverbial doghouse of late, they might throw in some chocolates, a badly written card or dinner out. But make no mistake about it, the primary motive here is one of fear (of not buying enough) and the resulting weeks of Kraft dinner that they would have to endure. That’s not to say that there aren’t less demanding, considerate women out there, and I would like to tell you the story of one such member of the fairer sex who probably never received a red rose in her lifetime, but actually had three ﬂowers named after her: Jeanne Baret. She was born in 1740 in the Burgundy region of France to an illiterate father and an educated Huguenot mother. As a young woman, she became the housekeeper of French naturalist Philibert Commerson and his wife in Paris. Shortly after her arrival, Commerson’s wife would die in childbirth and Baret would take over the household affairs. About a year later, Commerson was invited to join a voyage to circumnavigate the globe with Admiral Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, as the ship’s botanist. He was reluctant to accept the position due to his delicate health, until he hatched a
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(From left) Hydrangea ‘Teller Red’; Bougainvillea spectabilis; Hydrangea ‘Nikko Blue’. plan to bring Baret along with him as his personal assistant. At the time, women were strictly forbidden aboard French naval ships, so she was forced to dress and play the part of a male cabin boy. Due to the amount of equipment Commerson brought along with him, the captain of the ship they were sailing on gave them his cabin (and private toilet), which allowed Baret to keep her secret in such tight quarters. For the next few years, Baret donned a sailor’s cap, used linen bandages to ﬂatten her chest, wore loose clothing and changed her name to Jean (the French version of John). She would also become Commerson’s nurse, labourer (in regards to having to physically carry plant, mineral and seashell specimens) and cataloguer, while all along hiding her true identity. She is likely the person who discovered a ﬂowering vine in Rio de Janeiro that Commerson would later name after his patron, Bougainvillea. Her travels would also take her to many
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dangerous places, including South America, the Dutch East Indies and Tahiti. It was the latter where her true identity was ﬁnally discovered by Tahitian natives, who doggedly claimed that she was indeed a woman. Baret would eventually admit as much to Admiral Bougainville, who still commended her on keeping her secret for so long and good behaviour. Their travels would end in Mauritius (then known as Ile de France), where the admiral (hoping to avoid scandal back home) convinced the pair to stay as guests of Governor Pierre Poivre – a fellow botanist and old friend. Commerson would continue his botanical pursuits both there and on Madagascar, where he discovered a white-ﬂowered shrub he named in honour of Jeanne, Baretia bonaﬁdia (which was later reclassiﬁed as Turraea). Commerson would die in 1773, leaving Baret with no means to return home, until 1774, when she married a French Army ofﬁcer and returned to France with him. Upon her return, she became the ﬁrst
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woman to circumnavigate the globe and changed her name to Hortense. Legend has it that the mophead hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) was originally named after her as Hortensia, and it is still commonly known as such in Europe. As was common practise back then, more than 70 species of plants still bear the epithet commersonii in their botanical name, yet none remain to honour this remarkable woman. That changed recently when biologist Eric Tepe of the University of Utah named a South American species of vine as Solanum baretiae in her memory. How’s that for a romantic story?
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Absolutely gorgeous 4 bdrm, 4 bath home. Granite countertops, undermount sinks, crown mouldings, ledgestone ﬁreplace, high ceilings on main and down. $18,000 worth of new h/w on the main. Master bdrm has 5 pce ensuite w/soaker tub & sep shower. Very open ﬂoor plan with loft. Completely ﬁnished bsmt.
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We’re proud to introduce this beautifully maintained, exclusive basement entry family home. Endless features here. Open spacious entertainment size ﬂoor plan. Almost 3000 sq ft, curved staircase, 9 ft high ceilings, high end red maple cabinets, & center island. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, Basement is fully ﬁnished & easy to suite. Enjoy the central air in the summer months, & cozy ﬁreplace in the winter. This home has great street appeal with the Whistler style look to it. Big yard, all fenced for all your pets & kids & room for you RV Wonderful cul-de-sac location in the area of high end homes. Call Robin to Show! $589,700
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$880,000 LAKEFRONT • Silvermere Lake walk-on waterfront • rancher-style home with full basement • 3085 sq. ft. • 1/3 beautifully landscaped lot • house needs TLC
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The tradition continues at Silver Ridge... A collection of 3 & 4 bedroom parkside homes in the award winning community of Silver Ridge, featuring distinct quality and craftsmanship with exceptional finishings and impressive living spaces. Hampstead is everything you want in a home. Naturally.
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View, privacy & backs onto greenbelt! College Heights, schools, walk to park & new shop area. Has “Man Cave” for the guys, 3 baths. Rec room in bsmt. Extended patio. Seller motivated! $409,500
Neighbourhood of family homes!! Well known Tunbridge Station!! 2 storey w/2 & 1/2 baths, detached double garage. Great open concept. Crown mouldings! A/C heat pump! Fenced! $364,900
Attention developers!! Possible 5-6 lot subdivision. Older home on 1.03 acres of prime development. Property has had 3rd reading with City of Surrey. Hurry on this one!!! $1,250,000
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2 storey w/bsmnt home w/private backyard & RV parking! 4 bdrms up + den on main! Arches on open concept on main. Extra bdrm down! 2 gas f/p. A/C. Close to amenities. $699,800
Private 1.05 acres! Architecturally designed 4 level split overlooking the forest & Alouette River. 3 bdrms + 3 baths + studio/workshop perfect for home based business - one of a kind! $548,100 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000
Great location, close to all levels of schooling and only 10 min from town. Located in a developing area. City water! Older 3 bdrm rancher could use some elbow grease but worth the effort. $519,000.
Beautiful 4 level split features over 2700 sq. ft. of luxury living space. 5’ crawl space, lots of storage. Located in quiet cul-de-sac in area of good homes, close to schools. $499,500
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Affordable Rancher located close to all amenities! Recreation, West Coast Express, seconds to town! This is perfect for the ﬁrst-time home buyer, or the investor! $269,500
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Building / Development Lot in Bear Creek!! 6400 sqft lot backing onto greenspace, walking trails. Quiet street of newer homes! Close to schools. $159,500
10 min from town. New kitch. incl gas range & double sinks!! New roof, siding, windows, ﬂrs. Updated elect & plumb. Designer colours. Soaker tub! 220 amp gas BBQ hook up. $299,900
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Nice 3 bdrm rancher. Garage/workshop!! Big backyard w/patio. Location is great for easy access to all amenities, churches, shopping & commuters. Home has been updated! $263,500
On a 6600+ sqft lot. Live a simple peaceful life conveniently located close to freeway & town access. New windows. Storage shed. Sunny location amongst mature tree setting. $199,900.
3 bedroom + 2 bathroom. Panabode log home with detached garage in 103 Mile House! 1.03 acre of rolling hills to sit on and take in the fresh air. $179,000
1.73 acres commercial property in 70 mile house. Motel, restaurant, RV camping. $495,000
Great organic fertile soil!! Scenic views of the mountains!! Very private!! Great location, only 1 hr from Van., 6 mi. east of Mission, 1 mi from Hwy 7. Seller motivated!!! $2,200,000.
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15 New Building Lots 15 lots in new subdivision on Sylvia Street. $189,900 ea.
17 Building Lots on Sylvia 17 new lots on Sylvia St., Cedar Valley, Mission. $189,900 ea. #0778
Magniﬁcent View Lots! 4 lots from almost 6000 sqft to 7860 sqft. Plus size lots. New sub-division of lots on Knight St. $249,900 each
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2-Day & 3-Day Classes Available!
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Come view our superb facility, centrally located in the Leisure Centre
We would like to thank everyone in the community who have helped us off to a terriﬁc start! We will continue our commitment to give your pet the “Head To Tail” physical exam they deserve and pledge to provide you with the most up to date medical information on your pets health.
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Saturday, Feb. 4 • The Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is hosting its second annual Evening of Romance Fundraising Dinner. Pasta dinner and desserts by Organic World Catering. 50/50 draw, Heart badge draw and silent auction. Music by Crystal Sounds Mobile DJ Services. Ridge Meadows Seniors Society Centre (12150 224th St., Maple Ridge). Tickets $38, seniors (55+) $30. To purchase tickets or provide a donation for the event, please call 604-463-7722 or email Kristina@ ridgemeadowshospice.org. Sunday, Feb. 5 • The Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Minnekhada for winter birding. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Harris and Dewdney to carpool. Call Joan at 604-460-6415 for more information.
HOSPITAL HOURS Monday, Tuesday , Thursday, Friday 8 am - 6 pm Wednesday 8 am - 8 pm • Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
ommunity Calendar lists events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Notices are free to local non-profit groups courtesy of The News. Drop off details to 22328 119 Ave., fax to 604-463-4741 or e-mail events@ mapleridgenews.com at least a week before the event. Include a contact name and number. (No submissions by phone.) Listings appear as space permits. For guaranteed publication, ask our classified department at 604-467-1122 about non-profit rates.
Check out The Act for AMAZING performances. www.theactmapleridge.org
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Tuesday, Feb. 7 • Bring your friends and spend a relaxing evening at the Maple Ridge Public Library with a must see world film at 6 p.m. This week’s featured film is The Fast Runner (Canada, 2001). Friends of the Library will be selling refreshments during intermission. Admission is free. • The next Garibaldi Art Club meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Craft Room, third floor, Maple Ridge ACT. Members will be discussing upcoming workshops and plans for the Spring Show which takes place March 24 to April 21 at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery. GAC annual membership is $50, or $40 for seniors. New members welcome. • St. Patrick’s School is holding an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Stop by to find out more about the school, meet the principal and staff and pick up registration forms. For more information, please contact the school office at 604-467-1571. Wednesday, Feb. 8 • Maple Ridge Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Senior Centre. This meeting is open to all persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. For more information contact Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332, or email email@example.com.
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THE NEWS/business Govâ€™t. told, steady as she goes Section coordinator: Phil Melnychuk 604-467-1122 ext. 215
Business notes Listings appear on a space-permitting basis. To have your group listed or to update a listing, send details to The News by fax, 604-463-4741, mail, 22328-119 Ave. Maple Ridge, V2X 2Z3, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop local Pitt Meadows Community Association, in tandem with The News, has initiated a Shop Your Town campaign. It started with all Pitt Meadows area newspapers containing an insert containing a membership application and a contest entry form. Itâ€™s also available at: pmcaonline.com. Tell us in 100 words about your shopping in Pitt Meadows. Questions, e-mail: email@example.com.
Go cyber If you want to market on a shoestring, go into cyberspace. Your targeted e-mails, sent only to those wanting to be on your e-mail list, your targeted Tweets to your followers, and your friends on facebook can bring in the customers, says Brenda Garcia, at Thrive Solutions. Along with Constant Contact, which provides e-mail services for the chamber of commerce, Thrive Solutions is hosting a morning seminar at the Arts Centre Theatre, Feb. 15. All of above methods are ways of connecting with your customers using a soft sell approach. â€œItâ€™s sort of an organic way of marketing,â€? Garcia said.
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â€œDonâ€™t do anything to rock the boat.â€? Daryl Macintosh, Maxcraft â€œWe want our debt paid down, but not at the price of crippling our economy.â€? Vicki McLeod, with Pitt Meadows economic development ofďŹ ce, concurred that business is
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Daryl Macintosh at Maxcraft Aviation doesnâ€™t want the government to make any rash economic moves. seeking a balanced approach. Economic stimulus can be targeted, â€œat the same time itâ€™s important not to carry a huge debt load.â€? Macintosh moved to the airport in 2009 and put up a $2.8-million building for his aeronautics businesses that services the industry by providing repair and maintenance services for aircraft instruments and electronics. The following two years, 2009 and 2010, were a struggle as the world recovered from the economic collapse of 2008. But since then itâ€™s improved, with 2011
sales having doubled and 28 people now working there. He wishes, though, that the City of Pitt Meadows would get more involved and help the airport grow. â€œThe airport society that runs the place could use a little more support.â€? Maple Ridge also has representation on that society. â€œMaple Ridge seems to be a little more aware of the asset value of the airport.â€? Kevin Evancic, a chartered accountant with Seymour, Evancic, Gardner Associates,
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Burrards look for grit at draft Coach Daren Fridge eyes rough-and-tumble types ahead of 2012 WLA draft on Monday by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Maple Ridge Burrards are looking to bulk up at the Western Lacrosse Association entry draft on Monday as they prepare to begin their 2012 campaign. Burrards coach and general manager Daren Fridge said the team is hoping to add some “sandpaper” to help create space for the team’s attackers. “We’re tired of getting our guys messed with, so we’re looking to toughen up,” Fridge said. The Burrards have the fourth overall pick at Monday’s draft, with Coquitlam taking the ﬁrst pick overall, while Burnaby has the second and third. Fridge says he expects Travis Cornwall and Jackson Decker expected to go in the ﬁrst two picks, but after that, it’s anybody’s guess who’ll be available. “There’s a lot of big bodies, a lot of role players in this year’s draft, but not a lot of elite players,” said Fridge “If there is a sold offensive play-
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The Maple Ridge Burrards have the No. 4 pick at the 2012 Western Lacrosse Association draft on Monday. er available at No. 4, we’ll take them. We need to address our physical play, but I don’t know if the ﬁrst round is the place to do it.” Fridge said the Burrards will be in the market for large defencemen and transition players. The team will also have some roster holes to ﬁll as both Joel Dalgarno and Randy Daly are expect-
ed to miss this season. Star attacker Joel Dalgarno will be out of the lineup this season due to work commitments. Dalgarno has 178 points in 45 games for the Burrards, but has yet to play more than 13 games in a season. Fridge said he hopes to see Dalgarno back in the lineup next year.
Daly, meanwhile, had 33 points in 15 games for the Burrards last season. Fridge said he is trying to convince the veteran forward, who has 212 points since coming to the Burrards in 2006, to return for at least parts of next season. Dalgarno and Daly’s absence leaves a gaping hole in the Burrards’ offence, but
Fridge hopes the return of former ﬁrst-round draft pick Jarrett Davis will help provide scoring. Davis scored 73 points in 18 games for the Burrards in 2010, leading the team in scoring. Davis played last season for the Hamilton Nationals of the professional ﬁeld lacrosse league, Major League Lacrosse. “We’re hoping we’ll get him back,” Fridge said. “We can really do some damage with him in the lineup.” Last season’s leading scorer, Curtis Dickson will also be returning, providing the Burrards with a potent scoring tandem up front. Dickson had 78 points in 17 games last season. Fridge said he believes his team can make the playoffs for a third season in a row, but he won’t be satisﬁed getting bounced in ﬁve games by the New Westminster Salmonbellies, as was the case in 2011 and 2010. “I know this team can make things happen,” he said. “We’ve made the playoffs the last two years, but that’s not good enough. We want to push ourselves further.” The Burrards will starting their training camp in mid to late April, and kick off the season with their home opener as they host the Coquitlam Adanacs on Sunday, May 20.
Fraser Valley Phantom dominate female midget AAA league by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Fraser Valley Phantom are proving to be in a class of its own. The local midget AAA female hockey team is 19-1 in league play so far this season, and after going on a 16-game win streak to start the season, the Phantom looks poised to start another run. The Phantom blanked the Vancouver Fusion 4-0 at home at Pitt Meadows Arena Sunday morning, giving the team its third win a row. The Phantom
now have a stranglehold on first place in the five-team B.C. female midget AAA league with 38 points, nine points ahead of the secondplace Thompson-Okanagan Rockets. The Rockets handed the Phantom their first league loss of the season on Jan. 21, beating them 5-2 to break the valley team’s 16-game win streak. The Phantom didn’t waste any time starting its next win streak, defeating the Rockets 5-4 in a rematch the next day, and haven’t lost since. The Phantom features a
Madison Sands (left) of the Fraser Valley Phantom reaches for the puck during a midget AAA game against the Vancouver Fusion Sunday at Pitt Meadows Arena. Colleen Flanagan/ THE NEWS
balanced attack, with nine of the team’s 10 forwards amassing 12 or more points after just 20 games so far this season. Leading the offence is
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Titans take own tourney by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary Titans senior boys’ basketball team came out on top at their own tournament last weekend, topping Langley’s Credo Christian by one point in the ﬁnal in a game that was won and lost at the free throw line. The Titans stormed out to an early 15-7 lead in front of a packed house on Saturday, thanks to the hard work of captains Carson Currie and Elias Eskandar. However, Credo was able to narrow the gap after going to the freethrow line nine times in the ﬁrst quarter. A late three-pointer by Jesse Erhardsen gave the Titans an 18-13 lead going into the second quarter. Foul trouble continued in the second quarter for SRT, putting Credo on the line six more times, allowing them to draw within one going into the half, 24-23 Credo Christian set the tempo in the second half as the Titans defence was forced to back off, allowing Credo to go on a run. Led by forward, Josh Van Delft, Credo hit four consecutive baskets, followed up by a threepointer, to stretch their lead to seven, with the score 27-34. The Titans rallied however, and managed to draw within two points at the end of the third quarter, 4139. The two teams pushed back and forth in the fourth quarter, always within a few points. See Titans, p42
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Sports Two Haney teams will be competing in the Paciﬁc Coast Master’s Championships to be held in Cloverdale early next week. A rink consisting of skip Lorne Fletcher, Hilly Boonstra (third), Gregg Hook (second) and Chris Martin (lead) will compete for the
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Stadel continued his quest for ﬁrst-place in league play with a narrow win over Ed Brown’s rink. Stadel, along with Wayne Leech, Tony Stadig and Terry Lajeunesse have a one-point lead over the charging Terry Gregory rink of Max Albrechtsen, Walter Vesa and Earl King.
Guy Phillips trophy for curlers 60 and over, while Angelo Masaro’s rink will vie for the over-70 Cup. Masaro, along with Chuck Lilley, Joe Stadel and Rudy Baird will represent the Haney Masters League as they compete for the Graham Donaldson Trophy.
Gregory grabbed an easy 7-2 victory over the Wayne Chin foursome who had shared ﬁrst-place with Stadel and the Bill Hanula rink. Hanula, with Baird, Kent Skene and Stan Melanson also dropped out of a tie for ﬁrst-place when they battled to a 7-7 draw with the Bill
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Plasticity: the secret to athletic mastery H
ave you ever marveled at someone who has the ability to effortlessly learn new movements or activities, or can use the left hand and right hand equally well in a sport? How about the elite athlete who can improvise movement, instantaneously changing directions while maintaining hand-eye coordination at the same time? Are these individuals gifted, do they have something that others don’t posses, or is it just a better developed capacity in the brain and nervous systems compared to the rest of us? The ability of the brain to learn and adapt is called plasticity. People of all ages have this capacity, but it occurs more quickly and completely in growing children when the window of development is the widest. The view of the brain changed in the 1930s, when it was discovered that the sensory and motor cortex of the brain behaved like topographical maps. Different parts of the brain appeared to be responsible for speciﬁc areas of the body or different processes. In the 1960s, the view changed
brain stimulates and further when a number maps the movement for of researchers found both limbs, even if only that learning in these one limb is moving. areas is not static and One study for example immutable, but is ‘plasshowed that over a tic’ and can be changed. period of many weeks, When we move in if you strengthen and space, whether its runtrain the dominant arm, ning, jumping, throwthat arm can improve ing or lifting a weight, by as much as 40 per there is a coordination cent, but the unused and synchronization Kinected arm will increase in between the muscles Kerry Senchyna strength by 15 per cent, and brain that occurs even though it was in order to produce prerested. cise movements. This is What has happened is that the not a one-way street of sending brain has created or ingrained electrical signals from the brain a map with a more efﬁcient to the muscle, but requires feedand coordinated set of signals back and ﬁne-tuning while the for both arms. This may be an movements are happening. evolutionary development to The sensors in the musclehelp us survive if we have an tendon complex send signals injured limb. back to the brain, as well. The implication for us is that if This neuromuscular system is you have an injured body part, limited only by the strength, you can maintain some muscle flexibility and endurance of balance by exercising the nonthe muscle itself, the brain’s maps and motor programs and injured side. Not only is there a transfer of training from one the experiences and stimulaarm to the other, but it can be tion we provide for them. seen from leg to leg and even One of the interesting features arm to leg. of this system is that when we See Plasticity, p42 produce a movement is that the
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Year 9! Pitt Meadows Secondary Hockey Academy Accepting New Applicants! Sept. 2012 to June 2013 School District 42 Open Boundary Policy - Students can attend the secondary school of their choice and participate in the Hockey Academy. (No need to leave your high school).
Titans top Credo with free throw Titans from p39 Down by four points with six minutes left, SRTâ€™s big man, Shae Figeroux, dropped back-to-back baskets to tie things up. However, the Titansâ€™ foul trouble once again caught up with them as point guard Currie took
his ďŹ fth foul and was forced to take a seat on the bench for the ďŹ nal three minutes of the game. Despite Currie sitting out, SRT pulled ahead by four points, but Credo responded with two outside baskets to tie it up, 53-53
with 21 seconds left on the clock. Playing for the ďŹ nal shot, Titan guards, Erhardsen and John Park worked the ball around the outside, and with four seconds left, fed the ball to into Figeroux, who made a strong move to the basket getting fouled as the
clock expired. Figeroux stepped to the line and nonchalantly drained the ďŹ rst free throw giving the Titans a 54-53 victory, and the tournament championship. Erhardsen ďŹ nished with 12 points for the Titans, including three three-pointers.
Bad habits can be difficult to unlearn
Plasticity from p41 The reverse is also true. Plasticity seems to be competitive. If you donâ€™t practice your new patterns of movement or thought, the part of the brain that has mapped these patterns will gradually be taken over by other patterns. This can apply to a motor skill like throwing or a cognitive skill like learning a new language. This is really the brains way of saying â€˜use it or lose it.â€™.
Competitive plasticity is also why it is difďŹ cult to unlearn a bad habit, especially if the habit has been practiced for a long period of time. The bad habit has engrained and mapped itself more deeply and has taken up a larger area of the brain. Learning a newer, better habit can be done â€“ it just takes a little more hard work to compete with the bad habit. Very interestingly, this is also why people
First Memorial Burkeview welcomes Sam Li
who have old injuries that have healed but still experience pain have a hard time unlearning the pain pathway. The pain map in the brain has become larger, the pain signals have become deeper and more easily stimulated, even though there is no longer any damage in the tissues. Itâ€™s a message to the brain that does not contain useful information anymore and is essentially a bad habit. But the plastic nature of the nervous system means that you can
unlearn these painful sensations, given the right education and therapy. The exciting thing about neuro-plasticity is that it is like a doubleedge sword that, unfortunately, can cause learning of bad habits and faulty movement patterns, but fortunately can also solve them as well. Kerry Senchyna holds a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and is owner of West Coast Kinesiology in Maple Ridge.
Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association
Sam has been in the funeral industry for 10 years and is extremely respected within the Lower Mainland. He looks forward to serving families in the Tri-Cities area with passion and care. He is ďŹ‚uent in Cantonese to assist Asian families and experienced with Korean traditions. Welcome Sam!
NOTICE OF FINANCIAL MEETING Approval & Audit Report of Financial Statements Monday, February 6 7 to 9 pm
PITT MEADOWS ARENA Burkeview Chapel 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam
General Information Meetings at Pitt Meadows Secondary - Room 1031 February 8 7:00 pm Grade 7 Night February 8 8:30 pm Students Grade 8-12 February 9 8:30 am Registrations Accepted Registrations will be accepted on a ďŹ rst come, ďŹ rst served basis, date and time-stamped. Register online at www.rpmhockey.com or in person at Pitt Meadows Secondary School.
Sunday April 29, 2012
Lace up for someone you love
Hockey Academy includes: CertiďŹ ed professional instruction: Classroom Sessions Special Events Performance Testing Power Skating Off Ice Conditioning Goaltending Tactical & Game Play Puck Skills Students receive academic credits (PE) upon successful completion of the program
Contacts: Steve Kater (Teacher) Patty Dâ€™Angelo (School Admissions) Craig Millin (Academy Director) Holly Rogers (Academy Registrations)
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School District 42 Hockey Academy is offered in partnership with PaciďŹ c Rim Hockey Academy. www.rpmhockey.com
â€˜The pursuit of academics & hockey excellenceâ€™
I walk because the MS Society helped my Mom in so many ways and continues to help our family. Belinda Neumann Captain, Committed Crusaders
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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
IN MEMORIAM GIFTS
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INNES (Bergman) Audrey D. June 29, 1938 ~ Dec 14, 2011 With great sadness we announce the passing of Audrey after a very short stay at Ridge Meadows Hospital.
IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of Terry Gagnon October 7, 1978 February 7, 2002 It has been 10 years Terry since you left us The leaves & ﬂowers may wither, the golden sun may set, but the hearts that love so dearly, are the ones who won’t forget. You are forever in our hearts. We all miss you so much. Sadly missed by Gerry, Bonnie and Family
“Our Beautiful Angel”
Brianna Helen Kinnear June 30, 1986 - February 3, 2009 My Daughter ~ My Sister My Friend
Three long years have passed since you were tragically taken from us and as we wait for answers we are constantly reminded of how much we miss you and how we will never have the chance to see you grow into the beautiful woman you would be today. Each time we look at your picture or recall a memory it brings tears to our eyes and a pain in our hearts knowing there will never be any tomorrows to share with you. Our lives will never be the same. We will never be the same. Remembering you is easy We do it everyday But missing you is a heartache That never goes away To some you may be forgotten To others a part of the past But to us who loved and lost you Your memory will always last We hold you tightly within our hearts And there you will remain We will Love You Forever, Mommy, Daddy, Scott and your puppy Ferdinand
HESLA Orval Percy Passed away peacefully at 6am January 3rd, 2012 from the complications of pneumonia. He was born on the 1st of September 1920 to proud parents Oscar and Pauline Hesla, first of three happy siblings. He was predeceased by sister Grace and nephew Bruce. He is survived by son Alan, brother Erling and nephews Erik, Paul, Doug and Kaare. He is also survived by niece Karen. Orval was Past Master at King Soloman / Union Lodge in New Westminster and a member for over 60 years. He was also a member of Prince David Lodge in Maple Ridge. He was also Distrcit Deputy of Grand Lodge. He drove the cancer car for many years in the lower mainland. He was well looked after by Dr. D. Chapman and the dedicated staff at Holyrood Manor. Thank you all. A Memorial will be held at the Highway Church at 21746 Lougheed Hwy on February 11 at 11:00 am.
She is predeceased by her parents Albin (in 1977) and Evelyn (2011) Bergman and two brothers, Lyle (at 1 year old) and Wendell (at 45years old). She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years Richard James and her three children, Carilyne, Christopher and Kevin (Julia Erika). Blessed with two stepgranddaughters, Jessica and Jenifer and a grandson, Justin; brothers Leslie (Josie), Warren (Shirley), Barry and Terry (Lorraine) along with multiple nieces and nephews. Born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, the family moved to BC in 1956 to Prince George. Audrey continued on to Vancouver in 1957 to study at Vancouver General Hospital and in 1960 she became a Registered Nurse, a profession she proudly continued with grace and caring until her retirement in 2000. She enjoyed retirement with her favourite hobbies ~ knitting, crocheting and her dear pets, first Gracie, then Cindy & Teddy (who are missing her most of all now). There will be a Memorial / Celebration of Life for Audrey on February 25, 2012 at 2pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel 11765 - 224 Street Maple Ridge. An open house will follow at her home later that afternoon. Expressions of Sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca
POWELL (nee Barnard) Mildred
OBITUARIES LEINO Aade Albert (Zop)
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Every Thursday $8.00/per person Includes: $5 slot ticket, $15 match play & free lunch (Value $5) etc…
Preschool & Childcare Our progressive program excels in merging the best of the Montessori Method and the current thinking of Early Childhood Education. Each child has their own program to grow and learn. Within our prepared environment we offer fun and exciting programs; French, Music & Creative Movement. AM/PM 2, 3,4 & 5 day programs.
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Open House & Registration Wednesday, February 8th 5:00 - 7:30pm
LICENSED FAMILY DAYCARE
M/W/F am Class $120/month T/Th am Class $95/month 9am to 11:30 am
Now Has Openings 240th & Dewdney Trunk Rd.
POPE (nee Sutherland) Jean Pauline
12138 Edge Street, Maple Ridge 604-329-3203 or 604-467-6911 ext 240
1922 ~ 2011
Born in Brandon, Manitoba 1925. Passed away suddenly January 22, 2012. Predeceased by husband Philip, sister Lillian, brothers Albert and Norman. Survived by brother Cecil, brother-in-law John, nephews Wayne, Lance and David. Thanks to Willow Manor. Memorial service to be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 11770 West St., Maple Ridge at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
Websters Corner Montessori Saturday, Feb. 11th 9am-12pm 25102 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Tel.: (604) 466-5681
The schools are 6 minutes apart and you can enrol your child for 2, 3 or 5 days per week programs
Please visit us at www.montessoricorner.ca
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THE LOVE OF LEARNING!
Saturday, Feb. 4th 9am-12pm #7 - 9975 - 272nd St. Tel.: (604) 462-1400
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We offer a caring, supportive and stimulating environment in which children happily enjoy the freedom to explore and learn at their own pace the realms of numeracy, literacy, geography, science, music and art.
Open House & Registration for September 2012
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Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca.
Jean passed away on December 27, 2011 surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Holyrood Manor in Maple Ridge. She is predeceased by husband Kenneth, siblings Helen, Marion, and Murray. Survived by her daughter Margaret, son Alex, daughter-in-law Barb, grandchildren Casey, Danika, and Edward, nephew Jim (Sharron) and niece Anne. Born in 1922 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Jean was born and raised in Alberta’s Peace River region. After teaching for a few years, Jean became an Occupational Therapist, working with psychiatric and workplace injury patients. She was an avid mountaineer and member of the Tip Toppers Club. After marrying Kenneth in 1962, she devoted her life to her family and her garden. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Haney United Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Church of Canada.
On January 29th, 2012, age 87 years. Born on October 20th, 1924. Late of Webster’s Corners, B.C. Cremation with burial in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Predeceased by parents Willihard and Hilma and brothers Onni and Eino (Zip). Survived by his partner Trudy bcclassified.com Wahl; son Greg; daughter Kathy (Mike) Froelich and grandchildren Matthew and Rebecca; sister-in-law Helen. A gathering of family and friends to be held at a later date. We would like to thank Burnaby General Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital and especially Belvedere Care Centre for the excellent care provided over the last 2 years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
LOST AND FOUND
(The preschool is located “just around the corner” of Eric Langton School!) Fully qualified Early Childhood Educators $20 Non-Refundable Registration Fee is due at time of registering.
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JAVITA COFFEE NEW BUSINESS OPP.
Drink Coffee, $hare & Earn Money! Check Out This Fantastic Opportunity. Sunday, Feb. 5th 1:00-2:00pm Eaglequest Golf Coyote Creek 7778 152nd. St. Surrey
First 25 registrations receive a $50 COFFEE GIFT! Jana 604.789.8149 Susan 778.888.0600
Wishing you a very Happy 75th Birthday on February 6.
PUDDLE D (Duck) Children’s Ctr Preschool Daycare 21/2 to 5 years Before &/or After school care K ~ 12 years Davie Jones Edith McDermott Highland Park Pitt Meadows
With love from husband Tom, children Brian, Kathy, Gary and families. xoxoxoxoxo
Programs included: Arts, Science, Music, Math, Dramatic Play & Sports Fully licensed, Qualiﬁed E.C.E. Caregivers & Teachers Close to major route
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Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
Located on beautiful Whonnock Lake is accepting
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LOST: KEYS, chipped, 1 is a Acura, 1 is a Toyota and more. Maple Ridge area. Jan. 26th. Reward. (604)467-8605 or 604-202-6679
for September 2012, spaces also available now. W Quality Programming for 3 to 5 year olds W AM & PM Classes available W Bright, well-equipped classroom
Mrs. Kilsby 604-462-0026
Little Explorers Preschool 12145 Laity St. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church • Educational & Nurturing Environment • Qualiﬁed Early Childhood, Montessori and Special Needs Educators • Ages 2-1/2 to 5 years
Little Explorers Preschool “Where Children Can Learn By Exploring”
OPEN HOUSE WED, FEB. 8TH 5–7 PM
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HIGHWAY TRUCK LOW BED DRIVER
for Dorman Timber Location Harrison Mills, must have a minimum of five years low bedding exp. Hauling various types of logging equipment in the Fraser Valley.
Competitive Wages! E-mail: mikayla. firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 604-796-0318
Farm Labourers: 2 required by Meadows Feedlot. 5 or 6 days per week, 40 to 50 hours per week, $10.50 per hour. For horticultural work such as pruning & hand harvesting berry crops. Start date April 1, 2012. email@example.com
Needed for Seasonal work from April to November in Pitt Meadows Duties: Weed control, pruning, harvesting berries & all general farm labour. Must be reliable & able to work in all weather conditions with minimum supervision. Wage $9.60/hr, 40-60 hrs/wk. Fax resume: Attn: Sue to 604-465-0300
Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com
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MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR Full Time Position - required for commercial building in the Fraser Valley Skills and Experience: We are seeking a mature, reliable self starter for total building maintenance. Responsibilities include the repair and maintenance of all equipment in the building and the suites, cleanliness and upkeep of the grounds, and preventative maintenance program. Additional responsibilities include monthly Life Safety Audits, WHIMIS and Fire Training. The successful candidate will possess basic knowledge of painting, general equipment repairs, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry repairs, as well as heating and air-conditioning systems. You will have experience working hands-on with ﬁre drills, building automation systems and contractor management. A minimum of ﬁve years experience working in a similar environment is preferred. A valid Driver's License is required. Criminal record check required. Must be available to deal with after hour emergencies. This is a salaried position so ﬂexible hours are required.
Please apply with resume in conﬁdence to firstname.lastname@example.org
CARRIERS NEEDED The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows 40310311 - Laity St, Lougheed Hwy 41011022 - Bonson Rd, Maple Pl Somerset Dr 41011033 - Callaghan Close, Carter Close, Hoffman Way, Sutton Ave, Thornburn Way 41021051 - Advent Rd, Ford Rd 41011030 - Cobblestone Lane, Fieldstone Walk, Streamstone Walk 41011005 - 118B Ave, 119 Ave, 119B Ave, 193 St, Blakely Rd 40330325 - Beckly St, Chigwell St, Ditton St, Hampton St, Kent St, Lorne Ave, Princess St, Wharf St 40210212 - 128 Ave, 228 St, 228A St, 229 St, 230 St, Barnsdale St 40220263 - 121 Ave, 122 Ave, 216 St, 218 St, Acadia St, Mountainview Cres 40100114 - 218 St, Dover Rd, Laurie Ave, Lougheed Hwy, Wicklow Way 40100112 - 220 St, 221 St, Dewdney Trk Rd, York St 40100121 - 118 Ave, 231B St, 232 St, Dewdney Trk Rd, Slager Ave, Stephens St 40100127 - Acadia St, 220 St, Dewdney Trk Rd, Dover St, Wicklow Way, Eaton Pl 40210226 - 124 B Ave, 125A Ave, 230 St, Abernathy Way 41011004 - Bonson Rd, Oak Terrace, Park Rd 40400401 - 121A Ave, 232 St, 232B St, Dewdney Trk Rd 40220266 - 124 Ave, 221 St, Davson St, Moody St
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FARM WORKERS Pitt Meadows farming company requires seasonal farm workers for blueberry and cranberry farms. Duties will include general farm labor, planting, pruning, fertilizing, weed control and harvesting. Work is physically demanding; handling heavy loads, repetitive tasks and standing for extended periods of time. Work is performed outdoors in cold/damp or hot/dusty conditions. Wages are $9.50 per hour. Work can consist of 50 hours or more over 6 day weeks particularly during harvest. Approx start date: March 15, 2012 Please fax your resume to 604-460-2041 No phone calls please.
HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS CHAIR RENTAL
Hair stylist only, Maple Ridge area. Clientele req’d. (604)968-3755
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
SHAKE & SHINGLE PUB Must be available for all shifts especially weekends
Servers / Bar Tender & Line Cook
Like music and a team environment? No experience nec, no telemarketing, 10 openings available. Call Erica at 604-777-2195 An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATES Required *Seasonal work* (Feb.Sept.) with potential for F/T at a busy company in Aldergrove.
The following are a must:
D Self-motivated. D Exceptional customer service skills D Strong keyboarding skills/Data entry experience is an asset D Comfortable using most Microsoft office programs D Attention to detail D The ability to thrive in a fastpaced environment
Send resume with salary expectations to: Leanne.Woelke@ schoolspecialty.com
Exp. Hooktender. Permanent work, 210 plus days a year in the East Kootenays, full benefits & overtime. A good portion of work is done with Mobile Back Spar and Grapple. Excavator experience and spotting will be required.(250)349-5415 or fax (250)349-7522 .
Check out the transportation section (800’s) of the classifieds to find “Deals On Wheels”
BUSY oral surgery practice in Langley requires full-time CDA. Surgical experience an asset. Fax resume to 604-532-9687
Part time and Live-In Care Aides & RN’s.
Nurse Next Door
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LANGLEY CNC SHOP looking for a CNC Mill Operator and a CNC Mill Programmer. Our shop uses modern 4 Japanese horizontal milling machines and one Vertical to produce our own product. We run 95% aluminum and utilize Chick Workholding. Solidworks and Gibbs are the Cadd/Cam used. Applicants must have 2 years on the job for either position. Also applicants must be willing to work in a flexible good natured envoirment, that is not bring negativity into the shop. Hours are 7:00AM-3:30 PM Monday-Friday. Pay will be based on skill level and will be at or above market standards. Extended medical offered after 3 months.
• TRUSS BUILDERS • LABOURERS • EXPERIENCED
Required Full-Time for a Truss Manufacturer in Pitt Meadows. Wages commensurate with experience. Beneﬁts after 6 months (Full-Time).
Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School (ACRSS) is seeking applicants for the position of a full-time Bookkeeper. ACRSS is well-known for its spiritual development, outstanding academic and extra-curricular programs and dynamic staff. The successful candidate will become a collaborative member of this co-educational grade 8 to 12 secondary school community. The successful candidate will: • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships • Demonstrate the ability to effectively network with all stakeholder groups in the school community • Demonstrate the ability to work independently, with initiative, conﬁdentiality, and discretion • Demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills • Have successfully completed secondary school and a minimum of 3-5 years experience in a computerized accounting environment or the equivalent training in the accounting ﬁeld, with a supervisory component • Demonstrate a superior knowledge of Simply Accounting, MS Ofﬁce Suite, and familiarity with AccPac, BCeSIS, HELP Payroll and CISVA school policies and procedures would be an asset • Demonstrate a committment to continuous Professional Development Send resume and supporting documentation to: ACRSS HR Committee 1335 Dominion Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8G7 Or by email: email@example.com Deadline for applications is: Friday, February 10, 2012 ACRSS thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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HUGH’S DRYWALL The clean professional way. Small renovations. 604-463-5413
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260 Bookkeeping & Accounting Payroll, Year-end, Financial Statements, Income Taxes E-FILE Service Ph: 604-465-2123 Cellular: 604-788-0161
Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates
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DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.
Call Natalie at 604-552-9093
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. Cell 604-618-6401 Marcel.
“AN EXTRA HAND” Exp. Hardworking, reliable cleaning lady. Reasonable rates Louise 604.467.3665 CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539 EUROPEAN Cleaning Service Providing high quality cleaning with an eye for details. References available Call Ilona 604-764-0453
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General Contracting ~ Framing Forming ~ Farm Buildings ~Renovations ~ 30 yrs exp.
CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396
ACCOUNTING Done Accurately Small Business, P/U & Delivery Bookkeeping, Payroll, Tax Returns, HST.604-814-0967 / 604-862-1596
45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060
Spic n’ Span Cleaning Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716
778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES
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Competitive wages, medical & dental for those who qualify. Must be available for all shifts. Apply in person with resume to:
HELP WANTED All Sports Minded Individuals!!! $11 - $20/hr!
If you live on or near one of these routes and you are interested in delivering papers please call circulation @ 604-476-2740 and quote the Route number. firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualiﬁcations: • Certiﬁed Training within OH&S • Building Operators Certiﬁcation or similar training/experience • Pool Operators Certiﬁcation • Fluent within Microsoft Ofﬁce Word / Excel/ Outlook • Can do attitude and ready to deliver outstanding customer service • Physically and mentally able to carry out the duties of a high demand position • Must be able to work independently and possess excellent time management skills
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# 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)
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HOSPITALITY 115 BUILDING MANAGER/ CONCIERGE
You must be able to provide criminal record check and possess a valid BC Security licence. We offer attractive wages including comprehensive health & dental benefits.
Please email your resume to resumes@ﬁvestarbc.ca or fax to 604-435-0516
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Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T openings (d/t only) for experienced & enthusiastic Building Managers/Concierges. You are experienced performing administrative duties and coordinating activities related to managing buildings. You have the ability to communicate with building residents, co-workers and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner and are able to work alone or with others.
JASMINE’S RELAXATION TOUCH Pain and stress relief. Tranquil Setting / Comfort studio. M/Ridge 778-888-3866 (9am-9pm) ph or text
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RELAXING SWEDISH MASSAGE A.M. Special 15% off. *Stress Free *European *Private 604.230.4444
Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision”. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!! • 6-month program . . . starts Feb. 20th, 2012 • Financial assistance available • Hurry . . . enrolment limited!!
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RETIRED carpenter wants to keep busy. Looking for small carpentry jobs. Will repair or build new. Will also do small plumbing jobs. Call Ken 604-460-7803.
EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
BATHROOM SPECIALISTS, complete renos, tub to counter, from floor to wall, proud BBB Member. Refs. 30 yrs. exp. Call John @ 604-779-4029. www.bcbwreno.ca
BELRON RENOVATIONS INC.
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.
HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Email: email@example.com Gary 604-339-5430
Call Chris 604-462-9009 356
Does your house have the blues? Need to spruce up the yard? Just can’t find the time? W Lawn Mowing WHedge Trimming W Power wash the house W Sidewalks and driveways W Gutters W Painting W General yard cleanup W Any little job....
*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!
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RUBBISH removal. Bobcat/dump trailer. Reno/repairs. hoot&owl@ telus.net Gary 604-339-5430.
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
Small Jobs OK
Complete Home Renovations / Improvements. Interior & Exterior. Call 604-690-3327
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
CHIHUAHUA, 5 year old, female, very sweet & clean, $400. Call 604794-7347
F1B GOLDENDOODLE pups. Vet ✔ Ready to go. 1st shots, dewormed. Family raised. $900. 604-309-4595. GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.
GOLDEN Retriever pups. Ready to go. Vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed. Family raised. $600. 778-808-5459.
LAB X PUPPIES, black, 1st shots, dewormed, ready now $300. 604807-9255
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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
Repairs, Maintenance, Renovation Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. Cell: 604-618-6401. Marcel.
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359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509
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✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton
GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
Meadows Landscape Supply
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
SAJE PLUMBING & HEATING Lic. & Ins. Free quotes. Reas. rates
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
Collection of Victorian Furniture Long case Clock Collection Coca Cola More details next week
CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322 centralauction.ca
Steel Building Sale. Inventory Discount Sale. 30x40, 42x80, 100x100 Erection Avail, 40 yr paint. Must Sell, Will Deal. Source# 1O5 866-609-4321
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MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 Queen Pillow Top Mattress & Box • 720 Coil 2.5’’ Pillowtop • Brand New • 10 yr. warranty • Your Price $490 604.807.5864 The Mattress Guy
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Antique Auction Monday Feb 13, 7:00pm
TRAIN TO BE A SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER IN MAPLE RIDGE TODAY! Community & Social Service Workers administer & implement a variety of social assistance & community services programs including life skills workshops & substance abuse treatment programs. They also assist clients in dealing with social and personal issues. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field.
Viewing: Sunday Feb 12th
$36/HOUR. Local lic’d plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 604-755-1577
SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003
360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
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CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens Flooring & Tile Work Local Maple Ridge Company
FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!
MDG HOME SERVICES
Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442/604-854-1978
Asphalt roofs, Re & Re, Shake conversions *28yrs Exp. - Also Snow plow & Junk Removal
JAGUAR LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Service. Design, Pruning, Lawns, Cleanups, Comm/Res. (604)462-1369
Quality Painting. Guarantee. Free
HST ~ Web ~ Lic Seniors discount 15% off
BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls
BLUETICK COON HOUND PUPS, born Dec 1st, females only, $350. Call: (604)856-7316
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca
Boom lift W Windows W Gutter Cleaning
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Let MDG Home Services do the work for you... Just pick up the phone and give us a call!!!
Business / Industrial / Apartments Residential W Strata Complexes WMalls
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
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Green Services Ltd
HIGH CALIBER CONSTRUCTION • Kit. • Bath • Remodels • Finishing Reno King Since 1972 778-837-0771 A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
MOVING & STORAGE
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
Home Renovations and New Construction
.Jim’s Moving Winter Service 604-310-JIMS (5467)
SCENTED frangrances. Call for more information. 307-431-6577 Shop Online. www.amyhand.scentsy.us
Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured
MISC. FOR SALE
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
REAL ESTATE 603
LANGLEY, BC, 31.24 acres
FEED & HAY
LOCAL HAY FOR SALE. Good Quality! 60lb bale average. $6/bale. Pitt Meadows. Call 604-505-4087.
In ALR, flat land, good drainage, creek. 10 acres in cottonwood trees balance in mixture of pasture and bush. Qualifies for farm taxes. Older barn. Lovely building site for dream home. Drilled well, plentiful excellent water, designated septic field. 5 Minutes to hospital, shopping complex & indoor pool. $1,800,000. Call: (604)534-2748
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HOUSES FOR SALE
HOMES FOR RENT
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BURNABY & COQUITLAM
Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Market rents from $875 - $1175 for 2 - 3 bdrm units. Pet friendly.
MAPLE RIDGE Central. Lrg 1 bdrm nr amens, insuite w/d, d/w, patio, vaulted ceilings, sec u/g prk. Immed Ns/Np. $780 +utils. 604-307-2241. Maple Ridge Fraser St. Spac. & clean 1 bdrm condo, u/g prkg, cls to downtown & transit. $770/mo + hydro. Avail. March 1. 778-773-4730 Maple Ridge
Glenwood Manor Apartments
Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮
2 Bedroom Apartment between $26,400 & $32,400
2 Bedroom Townhouse between $33,600 & $38,400
3 Bedroom Townhouse between $36,000 & $42,000
If your income is between $41,000 and $60,000 you will be qualified for market rent. If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218
For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation. COQUITLAM, low rise concrete bldg, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, undg sec. prk, gas F/P, balcony, $1150. Avail. immed. Call (778) 889-3731.
GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Feb. 1 2 BDRMS. Great location for seniors!
Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.
1 & 2 Bdrms from $685 & $850 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes cable, heat, hot water & parking Seniors discount 21387 Dewdney Trunk Rd
(604)466-5799 MAPLE RIDGE Sunwood. New top floor Assisted Living Condo.1 Bdrm 1 bath, 24/hr emergency response. $1150/mo. Call 604-970-9510.
Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, n/pets. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT
604.477.9189 MAPLE RIDGE
WESTGATE APTS Under New Management Large 2 bdrm stes available. Incudes heat, hot water, large balconies. Close to transit.
Senior Move-In Allowance.
Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets
WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 1996 NORTEC mobile home, 14x70. Clean and bright, sunken liv. rm., lam. floors, attached room and deck. Must be moved. $42,000. (604)626-4294 New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
Maple Ridge - 1 Bdrm $550/mo includes hot water . Certiﬁed Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm) MAPLE RIDGE, 11735-225 St. 1 & 2 bdrm incl heat & h.w. $600 & $900/mth. No dogs. 604-467-9420
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)
P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 P.Moody Newport Village,1bdrm +den condo, Heritage Grand, g/lvl balc, insuite laundry, N/S, $1250. PoCo 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex with 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms. Avail Now. N/S. $1100/mo. P.Moody W. 1Bd 3rd floor apt, Mary St,new kitch/appls,lrg deck 680s/f,greenspace behind. $1000 COQUITLAM. 955 sf, 2 bedroom, 2 full baths. One underground parking, locker. Available Feb 15th, or March 1st. Located in the new Westwood Village. Rent: $1400/mo, Damage Deposit: $1050 Lease: 1 year lease. NP. Move in/out is not included. Please email to Maryamkh75@yahoo.ca or call 6043389225
19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION
Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.
604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certiﬁed Crime Free Buildings
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Polo Club Apartments
MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St
Maple Ridge 22450-121st Street 2 Bedroom Apt $840/mo Attractive modern unit, in a safe, all ages community in beautiful Maple Ridge. Amenities include community gardens, playground, amenity rooms, on site laundry facilities & secure parking in a certified Crime Free Multi Housing complex. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time.
Call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp. MAPLE RIDGE 700sf modern studio/bach 2nd flr apt $560 incl sm kitchen 3pce bath. 604-836-1714
AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.
MAPLE COURT I 22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715 &
MAPLE COURT II 22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894
1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE Various downtown locations. Avail. Now! Updated and well maintained. Various sizes 320sf. - 2000sf. Starting at $495/month.
Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage
$75 OFF 1ST MONTH
Rooms from $435/mo. Fully Furn, weekly maid service, cable TV, private bath, on bus route, 5/min walk to commuter rail.
Haney Motor Hotel 22222 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Inquire in person between 9am - 3pm or
COQUITLAM, 1 bdrm, Mundy/Austin, own entrance. NS/NP. Avail. Immed.$725 incl utils.604-939-1785 COQUITLAM Como Lk/Thermal Dr. 1200 sq/ft, 2bdrm bsmt suite, inste w/d, nr Como Lk Mall. Avail now $1000/mo +1/3utils. 604-780-1099. MAPLE RIDGE. 1BDRM bsmt (240th) avail Feb 1st. $750 inc. util, cable, net, Lndry. N/P 604-7796112
Call for details 604-575-5555
MAPLE RIDGE 3 Bdrm Rancher w/ garage, 1 4pce bath, liv rm, din rm, fam rm, newly reno’d throughout, $1520/mo (604)841-4003 PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1030/$1134/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938. POCO: Very clean 2 bdrm SXS duplex, big yard, garden, garage. NP/NS. $1200/mo Avail. immed. 604-942-5492 & 778-865-1555.
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PITT MEADOWS, Ford & Harris, 3 bdrm T/H. Quiet family complex, rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-465-4851 PORT COQUITLAM
DSI water heater, micro. elec. slideout, create-a-breeze fan & more! $13,983 (Stk.30852A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
2005 Taurus SE sedan , auto. V6, ext. silver, int. gray, 125000 kms, loaded , cloth seats, just air cared, newer tires , Mint condition . Asking $ 5700. Phone 604-465-3762
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2003 CHEVY MALIBU, 110,000 km., auto, V6, Air Cared, good tires, $4300 obo (604)531-3251
NEW COUGAR 244RLS FIFTH WHEEL
2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $12,230 (604)328-1883
Rear living room with slide out and half ton towable, one only $29,895. Stk# 31381
Call 604 - 533 - 1566 Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
1994 MALLARD 24P Bunks, nice condition. Only $6995. Stk# 31350A
Call 604 - 533 - 1566 NEW ELKRIDGE E24 FIFTH WHEEL
MERCHANDISE: CLASS 500’S From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods and electronics, to parakeets and pet supplies, if it’s considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here.
Rear living room plan, fiberglass exterior with all the features. One only. $25,995. Stk# 31349
Call 604 - 533 - 1566
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8800 firm. Call 604-538-4883
BENJAMIN TOWING Flat rate $49 604-318-8300
1999 VANGUARD 248 F/G pride of ownership. $7,995. Stk# 32467A
NEW FREELANDER 30QB CLASS C
Call 604 - 533 - 1566
Slide out with island bed and huge storage. One only $64,995. Stk# 31388
Call 604 - 533 - 1566
3 Bedroom Townhouse $1100 Include 1 Free Parking Spot
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
3156 Coast Meridian Road
The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time. Call 604-451-6075 to view.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
1996 PONTIAC BONNIEVILLE SE good shape, lady driven, many new parts / tires. $1200. 604-859-0066
A safe, all ages community in POCO, spacious grounds in a park like setting, close to schools and parks with shopping near by. Great for families - Day Care and After School Care facilities right on site! On site laundry facilities in the apartment building. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply).
Call 604 - 533 - 1566
2008 SALEM T25FLSL
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938
Laminated F/G construction, quad bunks, fully loaded, 1 only. $29,995. Stk# 30890
Jack & Jill bunks, nice & clean. $11,995. Stk# 31677A
CARS - DOMESTIC
MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath very clean, quiet. $750 incl util NS/NP. Avail now Gilbert 604-466-6388 MAPLE Ridge 2 bdrm grd flr. Sep entry. 900sq ft. Quiet hse. Off st prkg. 5 appls. N/S. cat ok. $950/mo + $50 utils. 604-936-5728 or 604466-9458 ask for Beth
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2008 DUTCHMEN 18B
MAPLE RIDGE 1 bdrm & den/ office, 1050 sf, W/D, quiet area, 5 appl. 2 prkg $900 incl utils N/S. Avl now. 604-786-7121 604-220-1936
PORT COQUITLAM Northside, 2 bdrm grd flr. gas F/P. Garage parking. Private entry. $800/mo. N/S. N/P. Avail March 1 604-942-9725.
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PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.
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2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519
MAPLE RIDGE nr 240/DTR 1 bdrm New Kitchen. N/S N/P. $700/mo util’s incl. March 1 (604)466-3248
MAPLE RIDGE. 2 bdrm rancher, 4 appls, new h/w flrs. Pets ok. $1300/mo. Plus reno’d 3000 s/f. workshop & office, 200amp $2200: Rent both. March 1. 604-518-8800.
Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: autocredit911.com or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911
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2003 Ford Focus stn wagon SE loaded. 107K. Winter tires. spotless aircared $3900: 778-565-4230
Roof air, power awning, stab jacks & more! 1 only! $15,995. Stk# 31522.
Dinette slide, awning, microwave, rear kitchen,$2500 in SAVINGS! $12,483 (Stk.28940A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
ROOMS FOR RENT
MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm house with den, near amens, fenced yard, cement patio, dble garage, 4 appls, NS/NP, $1200/mo. Avail now. Call 604-438-0329 after 6 pm.
NEW GREY WOLF 26BH BUNK HOUSE
MAPLE RIDGE, Kanaka. New clean lrg grd lvl 1 bdrm ste. Incl. a/c, ldry, alarm. Nr bus. $750 incl utils, internet & TV. N/S. N/P. Refs req. Avail Feb. 15. 604-868-7288.
MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm house 1.5 bath, all appl’s, fen patio, small pet OK, ref;s req’d $1000/mo + utils 604-618-6884 or 604-710-4250
2002 COUGAR 278EFS
For viewing call Gulnaz 604-820-9000 or TEXT 604-854-0011
4 BEDROOMS w/basement on 3 ac. corner lot. 2500 sft. Hugh workshop. $1850/mo. 604-649-8987.
Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.
207A St: 2 brm 2 bath spacious condo avail Feb 1st! Small pet ok w/pet dep. Centrally located. F/P, storage,2 private balconies. Secure parking.$1200/m
PORT MOODY. Tides @ 300 Klahanie 2 bdrm apt, greenbelt, patio, 2 pkng, canoe club amens. N/S, N/P. $1365/mo. 604-469-1985.
HOMES FOR RENT
MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste, priv entry & lndry, full bath, close to bus, schools & shops. N/S, N/P. Refs req’d. $900 incl utils/net Immed. 604-459-9166 lve msg.
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Maple Ridge. EXECUTIVE HOUSE with swimming pool. Bedroom for rent. Must be quiet & respectful. N/S, N/D. $475/mo. Prefer male. Avail Immed. Call (778)552-3238.
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TRUCKS & VANS
1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 175,000k, needs some work$2400 604-830-7797 or 604-467-7598 2006 FORD F350 FX4 Diesel Lariat, full load. Leather etc. Over $10,000 in recent repairs- with receipts - Tires, brakes, shocks etc. No acc. $15,900/obo. (778)3224593 or 778-893-4866
2001 Vanguard Legend 253SELS Rear kitchen with slide out. $9,995. Stk# 28639A
Call 604 - 533 - 1566
2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, slide-out beaut cond. $16,500/obo. Free storage till May/2012. 604-287-1127
NEW GEORGETOWN CLASS A-337 Full wall slide out, plus bedroom slide, full paint and more. $99,900. 2 only!! Stk# 30698
Call 604 - 533 - 1566
Ian Wilson (deceased) formerly of 12190 224th Street, Maple Ridge, B.C. has abandoned goods. Notice is hereby given these items will be disposed of by the management.
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2011 Hyundai Accent L
2011 Hyundai Accent GL
2011 Ford Edge LTD AWD
2011 Kia Rio 5
2010 Hyundai Genesis
1.6L 5 speed manual, AM/FM/CD, alloys, pwr sunroof, fog lights, with only 500 kms.
1.6L auto, AM/FM/CD, power windows, power locks, air, cruise control, keyless entry.
3.5L V6 auto, power windows and locks, air, cruise, leather seats, keyless entry, alarm.
1.6L 4 cyl automatic, convenience pkg, power windows/locks, air, cruise, AM/FM/CD.
2.0L Turbo I-4, 6 speed manual transmission, rear wheel drive, 21,660 kms.
WAS $16,294 NOW
WAS $18,044 NOW
WAS $35,987 NOW
WAS $15,888 NOW
WAS $20,995 NOW
2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS
2011 Hyundai Sonata GL
2010 Hyundai Elantra
2010 Suzuki SX4
2008 Mazda3 GT
2.4L auto, pw/pl, air, cruise, pwr sunroof, alloys, pwr seat, heated seats, AM/FM/CD, Bluetooth.
2.4L auto, pw/pl, air, cruise, AM/FM/ CD, keyless entry, alarm, Bluetooth, heated seats, alloy wheels.
Touring GLS Sport, 2.0L FWD auto, air, cruise, pw/pl, AM/FM/CD, alloys, traction control, sunroof.
2.0L 4 cyl manual, pw/pl, air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM/ CD, alloy wheels. Only 21,000 kms.
2.3L 4 cyl automatic, one owner, fully loaded with leather and sunroof. Only 84,000 kms.
WAS $27,814 NOW
WAS $25,814 NOW
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WAS $18,277 NOW
WAS $16,388 NOW
2011 Ford Escape XLT 4x4
2009 Toyota Tacoma SR5
2008 Kia Sportage LX
2007 Honda CRV LX
2010 Jeep Patriot Sport
3.0L V6 auto, pw/pl, air conditioning, cruise, leather, power sunroof, alloy wheels and more. Only 12,000 kms.
4x4 double cab, air, tilt, cruise, pw/pl, stacker CD, keyless entry, alarm. Only 24,000 kms.
2.7L V6 front wheel drive automatic, air, cruise, power windows, power locks.
All Wheel Drive! 2.4L VTEC automatic, pw/pl, air, cruise, AM/FM/ CD. Only 48,000 kms.
2.4L CVT, North Edition, traction control, ABS, overhead airbag, 26,900 kms.
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Tough credit? No problem. Call Super Dave today at 604-467-3401.
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48 -- Friday, February 3, 2012 -- THE NEWS - www.mapleridgenews.com
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