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Funding reinstated for jobs program But only for three more months, for now by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter The supported work program at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Depot has three more months before 29 mentally challenged people who work there have to find “real work for real pay.” The program, which has been around for about two decades, was supposed to end in September, but will continue to Jan. 1, following a firestorm of criticism from parents and Maple Ridge council directed at the ministry and Community Living B.C. for a new policy in which the developmentally disabled are found jobs in the private sector. See Jobs, p11

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Moment of silence Members of the Maple Ridge Fire Department stand in silence during a ceremony in Memorial Peace Park on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. See video @ mapleridgenews.com.

TLink study to look at WCE expansion Should take a year to complete by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter Mayors along the West Coast Express line will finally get their wish, a serious consideration about the expansion of the commuter line beyond the five rush-hour trains that currently run into Vancouver. Expansion will be part of

an overall strategic study of the entire service that’s now underway as TransLink prepares to renegotiate its contract with CP Rail for use of its track. The current contract expires in 2015. TransLink spokesman Drew Snider said it should take a year to complete the study, “so when we go to the table with CP, we have an idea what our needs are.” However, if an expansion of the commuter rail service doesn’t cover immediately

the costs, that doesn’t mean automatic rejection because TransLink has to look at the long-term as well, Snider said. Depending on the timing, offering midday or weekend service could be a catalyst for growth of other services, he said. “It’s obvious it’s well received by the people out there.” The strategic study will also include the yet-to-be-built Evergreen SkyTrain line from Port Coquitlam to Burnaby

and how that could complement the West Coast Express. Following the February 2010 Winter Olympics, during which daytime trains ran packed from Mission to Vancouver, mayors along the line asked TransLink to study expansion of the service. However, their plea was rejected by TransLink. That could have been because TransLink wasn’t ready to begin its study, Snider added. See WCE, p13

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The cause of the fire at the house on Alouette Road, near the women’s prison, was accidental.

Couple narrowly escapes from fire House and everything in it destroyed by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter A couple narrowly escaped from a fire that tore through their home early Saturday in east Maple Ridge. The husband and wife made it out of the house in the 12900-block of Alouette Road with minutes to spare after the smell of smoke and flames woke them up around

12:30 a.m. They literally got out with the clothes on their back, said fire chief Dane Spence. The fire completely destroyed the single-storey rancher, located near the women’s prison. The house had cement roof tiles and once the fire got into the attic, it raced quickly through the entire structure. Spence said. The weight of the tiles and damaged trusses caused the roof to collapse. As a result, firefighters battled the blaze from outside and made sure

embers did not spread to a thickly wooded area nearby. “It wasn’t safe to go inside once the fire was in the roof,” said Spence, adding that the cause of the fire was accidental. Crews remained on scene well into daylight, extinguishing hot spots. At the height of the fire, the entire department was put on standby. The fire department still has control of the scene and brought in an excavator Tuesday to sift through the charred rubble. Spence said the couple lost their home and everything inside it.

Rob Jensen, a neighbour, rushed outside when he heard fire trucks and watched as flames engulfed the entire structure. He was worried the large fire would spread to nearby trees and relieved when crews got it under control. “The house was literally on fire from the garage right to the other side of the house,” said Jensen. “If the forest caught fire, we would have had minutes to get out of there.” See video @ mapleridgenews.com

Conditional sentence for mailing obscene pictures Man will spend six months under house arrest by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter A 61-year-old Pitt Meadows man who posted lewd photographs of himself to a much younger female neighbour will spend the next six months under house arrest.

Momchilo Michael Zivojinovich was handed a 12-month conditional sentence on Monday six months after he pleaded guilty to one count of mailing obscene matter. Zivojinovich admitted he sent a 24-year-old woman who lived in his townhouse complex two photographs of his genitals. Sexually explicit notes were handwritten on the back of both photographs. His lawyer, Frank Dorchester,

cited childhood sexual abuse as a factor that influenced Zivojinovich’s behaviour. “There is evidence of a correlation between being abused and doing something yourself,” Dorchester told the court. Fingerprints found on the photographs led police to Zivojinovich, who was in the police database because of a previous conviction on six counts of making indecent phone calls. Zivojinovich is confined to his

townhouse for the first six months of the conditional sentence, but can leave for medical emergencies, doctor’s appointments, employment and to walk his dog. For the remaining six months, Zivojinovich will be bound by a curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Besides the conditional sentence, he also received three years probation order, must abstain from drugs and alcohol, attend counselling and have no contact with the victim.

An RCMP officer had his nose broken in an altercation with a man on Friday night in Maple Ridge. Police were called about the man around 7:30 p.m. because he claimed he wanted to injure people and had armed himself with a knife. Shortly after receiving the call, a uniformed Mountie found the 27-year-old on 240th Street near McLure Avenue. Supt. Dave Walsh said as the officer approached, the suspect began punching him. The assault continued for a few minutes until other police officers arrived and got the man to surrender. He was arrested and held for a court appearance on Monday. “I’m happy to report that neither our officer nor the suspect were seriously injured in this physical encounter, although our member did suffer a broken nose,” added Walsh. “The details of this case are now being put before the courts, so I will not comment on those any further at this time. Information I have is the suspect has received some mixed martial arts training in the past.”

Emergencies do happen Following last week’s earthquake off Vancouver Island, municipal and emergency responders in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are finalizing the details of their annual emergency exercise designed to keep skills sharp. The drill will take place Oct. 5 and 6, emergency program manager Ceri Marlo told council Monday. Twenty-five agencies will be involved.

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Notice of Public Hearing TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, North-East corner entrance, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2011 to consider the following bylaws: 1A) RZ/063/10

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MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6752-2010

MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6763-2010

MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6831-2011

LEGAL: Lot 10, Section 17, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 12197

LEGAL: Lot 9, Section 19, Township 15, New Westminster District, Plan 8097

LEGAL: Lots 8,9 & 10, all of Section 17, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 22046

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LEGAL: Lot 9, Section 19, Township 15, New Westminster District, Plan 8097

LOCATION: 11655 Burnett Street

LOCATION: 26610 124 Avenue

FROM: RS-1 (One Family Urban Residential) & C-3 (Town Centre Commercial)

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PURPOSE: To permit the future construction of a four-storey apartment building with 21 units.

PURPOSE: To permit the future construction of a four-storey apartment building with 75 units.

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TO: RM-2 (Medium Density Apartment Residential)

TO: RS-2 (One Family Suburban Residential) PURPOSE: To permit the future subdivision of 13 single family parcels not less than 0.40 hectares each.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that a copy of the aforesaid bylaws and copies of staff reports and other information considered by Council relevant to the matters contained in the bylaws will also be available for public inspection at the Municipal Hall, Planning Department counter, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from September 9 to September 20, 2011, Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays excepted. Some of this information will also be posted on the District website www.mapleridge.ca on the Mayor and Council/Agendas and Minutes page. ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected by any of these bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained in the bylaws or by making a written submission to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services or by sending an e-mail to the Clerk’s Department at clerks@mapleridge.ca, by 4:00 p.m., September 20, 2011. All written submissions and e-mails will become part of the public record. Dated this 9th day of September, 2011. Ceri Marlo Manager of Legislative Services

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Gary Paller, a retired special effects co-ordinator, decorated a 1934 Ford pickup with election signs announcing his candidacy for mayor in Pitt Meadows.

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Third seeks Pitt mayor’s seat Gary Paller wants to rein in taxes by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter As part of a team of veteran stunt performers, technicians and riggers in the reality series Stuntdawgs, Gary Paller plotted falls off skyscrapers, full body burns and crash-em-up car rolls. He’s the kind of guy who likes to take on a challenge, whether it’s driving a car off a cliff or taking over the reins at city hall. “Sitting around a table with 50 people while making a movie is a lot like being on city council, only with a lot more at stake,” said Paller, who will be vying for the mayor’s seat in Pitt Meadows come November. “If you make a mistake in the movies, it’s very costly.”

than doubled,” he said. “We are getting tired of dipping into our pockets. We are in tough times now, we don’t need to be wasting our money. We need to pick our projects. I can get the people at city hall and councillors to all get on the same page, so we are all moving in a positive direction.” Now retired, Paller assures voters he will be a full-time mayor, who will be open, accountable, responsible and optimistic. “If you’ve got a problem, I want to hear about it,” Paller said. “Good can come out of anything that you do, if you have a positive attitude.” Paller joins two other declared candidates for mayor - current city councillors Deb Walters and John Becker. Nominations close on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. The election will be held on Nov. 19.

Paller, who has coordinated special effects in the film and television industry since the early eighties, doesn’t see his lack of political experience as a drawback. In fact, he proudly says he’s an average guy, an ordinary citizen who just has a knack for getting things done. “I’ve always been on time, on budget and my stuff works,” said Paller, who has already begun his election campaign, printed business cards and decorated a 1934 Ford pickup with blue, white and red signs that read: “Gary Paller for Mayor”. Paller, who has lived in Pitt Meadows for 13 years, decided to seek the mayor’s seat after hearing from other residents who were concerned about rising taxes and the city’s growing debt. “In the 13 years I’ve lived in Pitt Meadows, my taxes have more

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A safe return Kienan Hebert’s return home is as remarkable as it is fortunate. But it seems more, beyond an unlocked door. Twelve hours after the three-year-old boy’s family made an emotional plea to his captor, a 911 call was received at 3 a.m. Sunday that he was back in his home, where he was found sleeping with the three blankets that went missing with him four days before. Questions remain how this occurred, how an abductor could return to the scene of the crime undetected and escape arrest. The unfenced Sparwood property is in a new subdivision with only one road in and out. Police, in response to criticism that the suspect, Randall Hopley, remained at large, only admitted they “facilitated” the return. The family had vacated the house and was staying with neighbours. They left the doors unlocked. Police, who had previously been monitoring the area, were no where to be seen. And that’s the way it had to be. If the suspect felt in danger, he might have run, and maybe Kienan wouldn’t be back with his family right now. The boy’s safety was all that mattered. The fact he was returned and is safe after being abducted, as police have said, is rare. And for that, police are due our greatest respect. Revealing much more about how this was accomplished would only benefit other potential abductors. What’s more important is the health and happiness of Kienan and his family. Their ordeal is not over. And now that police have arrested of their lone suspect – a convicted sex offender with a long list of break-and-enters, who admitted in court to trying to remove another child from a house in 2007 – we can look at fixing the justice system that allows people like him to roam free. – The News

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Power producers plead their case VICTORIA – B.C.’s private power producers held a news conference here in the capital last week, to plead with the B.C. government not to back down from its target of selfsufficiency in clean energy by 2016. The review panel looking at B.C. Hydro B.C. Views rates recommended Tom Fletcher that one way the utility might save money would be to change the definition of self-sufficiency. Currently that means having enough domestic clean electricity supply even in low water years. The B.C. Clean Energy Association was supported by University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, who wants B.C. to continue to develop its unique clean energy resources. That will reduce B.C. Hydro’s reliance on the open electricity market, and help to reduce demand for further coal and natural gas generation. Weaver says people still skeptical about climate change should check out the current state of Arctic sea ice. It has retreated drastically again this summer and may reach an even smaller size than it did in 2007, which was the biggest melt since satellite records became available in 1979. The five greatest ice retreats have been in the past five years. The U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Centre reported Sept. 6 that both the Northwest Passage through Canada’s Arctic and the sea route north of Russia “appear to be

open.” Another supporter is Judith Sayers, a former chief from Nuu-Chah-Nulth territory on Vancouver Island, who now teaches aboriginal law at the University of Victoria. She talked about how a small hydro power project near Port Alberni allowed her people to learn business, with a light footprint on land recovering from a century of industrial logging. And she said that more than half of the First Nations in B.C. now have some interest in a power project. Association president Paul Kariya explained how critics, notably the NDP’s John Horgan, manipulate rate figures to create an impression that independent power is hugely overpriced. One out of three proposals never makes it to production. B.C.’s second wind farm, the Dokie project near Chetwynd, went broke, then was taken over and completed by Plutonic Power Corp and General Electric. Here’s an indication of how quickly the clean energy field is evolving: This year Plutonic merged with Magma Energy Corp., which has geothermal assets in Iceland and Nevada. The merged company, Alterra Power Corp., has backed away from the vast Bute Inlet run-of-river proposal on the B.C. coast, but its nearby East Toba and Montrose river generators and the Dokie wind farm have performed better than expected. The Bute project won’t go anywhere until the North American power market changes dramatically. Currently the market is low, due mainly to an abundance of cheap natural gas and government-subsidized wind power in the U.S.

Horgan claims private investment is a nefarious scheme to create a “parallel generating system” for private profit. That seems to be his key criterion for acceptable small hydro: as long as nobody makes a profit. Professional environmentalists claim rivers have been destroyed. Their favourite villain, Ashlu Creek near Squamish, has been running smoothly for nearly two years, its critics silenced. A new run-of-river cluster around Harrison Lake has energized two remote native villages.

“I’ve seen these things, from construction stage to mature operation. If that’s your idea of devastation, you should get out more, and acquaint yourself with the history of logging, in particular. I’ve seen these things, from construction stage to mature operation. If that’s your idea of devastation, you should get out more, and acquaint yourself with the history of logging, in particular. And if you’re going to insinuate that this is political corruption, as Horgan does, you need a better case than the flimsy one he has presented so far.

This week’s question: Should Gordon Campbell receive the Order of B.C.? @ Online poll: cast your vote at www.mapleridgenews.com, or e-mail your vote and comments to editor@mapleridgenews.com

Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com (tfletcher@blackpress.ca).


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THE NEWS/letters chat@mapleridgenews.com We need great teachers From: cmelon, posted on mapleridgenews.com. Re: Teachers have earned their pay (Letters, Sept. 7). This is exactly the attitude that leaves people questioning, “why bother trying.” People like you, cb, undermine the very fabric of our education system and only serve to prove that we need now, more than ever, to have great teachers. I certainly hope that you are not asking your boss for a raise this year, or complaining about gas prices, or the cost of living. Think for just one second about what it is that we ask our teachers to do and the salary that we give them. Yes, they earn every penny and they deserve much more. My sister-inlaw has been teaching for three years. She makes $34,000, if she is lucky. Does that number seem right to you? When you start a new job, the standard form from the government assumes that you will make $39,000. Are you seeing the same problem with this as I am? When she came out of school, she was a substitute teacher and sometimes went three weeks without being paid because there was no work. This is the same for every other teacher. Some work ‘temp’ positions for the entirety of their careers because they cannot re-locate to a school where there is a classroom available. And what “perks” is it that you speak of? You think the prospect of being layed off each summer is a perk? You think that they “get to take two months off?” Most teachers struggle trying to make ends meet for two months because no one wants to hire them for the “summer,” and with every teacher being layed off, those positions in teaching academies and summer school fill up pretty quick. I cannot believe that in today’s society we are still failing to see that teachers are underpaid. These are the people who affect change in our society. If not for the teachers, then who would teach those who go on to build electric cars, iPads, or complex road systems. Of course teachers continually want more. I am willing to bet that you would ask for a raise at the end of the year. I am willing to bet that on some occasion you have or will go into a salary negotiation. Why not teachers? Are we to understand that the value of a teacher (those who produce the great thinkers of today and tomorrow) is less than that of the man who operates the garbage truck? Educators are the reason that we are all able to think for ourselves, problem solve, create, and be corporate executives and doctors. Each one of us owes at least one teacher in our lives a huge thanks for giving us the tools to become incredible people and opening the world up for us to explore. Before we all go off complaining about teachers asking to be paid what they are worth, consider what it is that they have provided for us. Teachers are the reason that our great nation is great.

High regard From: cb, posted on mapleridgenews.com. Re: Teachers have earned their pay (Letters, Sept. 7). Again, I said the teachers earn their salary. I have a high regard for them, not so much for the BCTF. I’m very content with everything I have as a low income senior.

Full of life From: Naomi Wycherley, posted on mapleridgenews.com. Re: Not just the girl who died in a motel (The News, Sept. 9). Very well written article! It is entirely true. She [Helen Clare] was my roommate also for a while and I had to watch her secret struggle. It tore me up inside. She tried so hard to love herself, but secrets keep you sick and this is what happened in her case. She was so full of life and so amazing and sweet. I miss her all the time. I was waiting for her to call me back that Sunday. I was supposed to go and pick her up. My heart feels like it is still waiting for her to call me back. Thank you for this article :)

Angel with a broken wing From: Roxanne Kidson, posted on mapleridgenews.com. Re: Not just the girl who died in a motel (The News, Sept. 9). My name is Roxanne. I miss Helen and am a women she saved. I will never forget her carrying that bag of flour into the treatment house. For Helen’s family, I have a number of poems and stories of Helen, one in particular, an angel with a broken wing – she gave me a glass angel with a broken wing. She is the reason I am here, clean today . She is close to me, always. Roxi.

Letters welcome Letters to the editor should be exclusive to The News and address topics of interest to residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Include full name and address, as well as daytime phone number for verification. Keep letters to 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. @ E-mail letters to editor@mapleridgenews.com.

B.C. political centre destroyed EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Out of order (News Views, Sept. 9). Why Gordon Campbell does not deserve the honour of the Order of British Columbia, let me count the reasons. As a political centrist, or what would in a proper world would be a Liberal, I find if not the first, but the one item that Mr. Campbell has affected me the most negatively, his destruction of B.C.’s political centre. Mr. Campbell literally hi-

jacked the Liberal brand, in one of his many examples of deceit, because he recognized that, provincially, Conservatives could not be elected in B.C., so he engineered one of his many political coup-de-tats and deposed Gordon Wilson a real Liberal, as leader of the B.C. Liberals, and managed to drag them to the ultra-right of the political spectrum, leaving B.C. with no political centre. I can never forgive him for that particular deception as

that will probably be the reality for the rest of my life. All the rest, his DUI, lies, deception, breaking the laws, manipulations, arrogance, B.C. Rail, HST, and countless other abuses of power that we will probably not even find out about for years to come, are just more of the same and are to be expected of a man of Mr. Campbell’s elitist character, who considers himself above the laws and constraints of mere mortals. The fact that he managed

to be elected three times is a glaring testament to how undemocratic and antiquated our present electoral system is. If people like Mr. Campbell do deserve the order of B.C. and are touted to be a positive role model for the people and children of B.C., I have to wonder of its significance or value at all, which is very sad because there are many that actually do credit to the honourable Order of B.C. WAYNE CLARK MAPLE RIDGE

‘Don’t attach smart metres to my house’ EDITOR, THE NEWS:

I have written to B.C. Hydro on several occasions and told them that my home is off limits to smart metres. I am concerned about potential health issues linked to the technology these meters utilize, the possibility for privacy invasion, and the irresponsibility our government is displaying in claiming these meters are safe and will save money when, in fact, neither is true. While I understand the doubts some people have in regard to wireless technologies being potentially harmful. The World Health Organization has recognized them as being so and, whether our government is on board or not, we must not be the last to protect ourselves from the danger.

To call these meters ‘green’ is an affront to every environmentally conscious person out there. There are other issues attached to smart metres, not the least of which is that they are not going to be costeffective. In fact, the pilot project for smart metres was discontinued in 38 counties in California alone, because it was found that they would be more expensive than initially projected. The maintenance and upgrading costs are supposed to be quite high – a cost that will be passed on to the consumer. Additionally, B.C. Hydro has admitted that this specific technology makes it possible for the individual’s movements to be monitored. Your most intimate personal life is under scrutiny

when these little boxes are affixed to your homes. The fact that they constantly pulse radiation that can hurt your family’s health is just a sidebar. When I voiced these concerns to B.C. Hydro I received a series of condescending letters suggesting I don’t ‘understand’ the situation. I have educated myself about this kind of technology, and I don’t want it attached to my house. That is my fundamental right as a Canadian. I worked hard to get my home, and continue to do so to maintain it, and I should not be forced to allow a government agency to do whatever it wishes to it. None of us should. CATHERINE SCHREIBER MAPLE RIDGE

Maybe Dr. Terwiel will change his view EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Contract talk enough to put you to sleep (Health Care, Sept. 2). In this article, Dr. Marco Terwiel asks the important question: Did the patients in our local hospital receive inferior anesthesia service? He answers his question with, “Absolutely not.” In my experience, his response to the above question is completely wrong. A more accurate answer would be, “Yes, sometimes.” On May 30, 1986, my 20-year-old daughter, Kari Lynn Boivin, was scheduled to have exploratory surgery due to severe abdominal pain. Kari had a well-documented history of not being able to be administered general anesthetic, but of

responding well to spinal anesthetic procedure. Prior to her surgery on May 30, 1986, this medical history was communicated clearly from myself, Kari, Kari’s long-time family physician, the surgeon, and nurses to a family physician who had been chosen to perform the anesthetic procedure on Kari that day. Still, my daughter died. With the facts in mind, it seems rather obvious to state that the correct answer to another question posed by Dr. Terwiel – “ ... should you be worried?” In regards to allowing a family physician rather than a trained anesthesiologist to administer to you would be: “Yes.” But, perhaps even more

chat@mapleridgenews.com Suck it up From: Claus Andrup, posted on mapleridgenews.com. Re: Uncertainty around HST vote is what hurt (Letters, Sept. 7).

important than being worried, we should all be properly educated about an issue that is as potentially life-threatening as this. With all due respect, Dr. Terwiel, your article indicates a lack of research into such serious questions such as, “How many people have died in Ridge Meadows Hospital at the hands of family physicians administering anesthetic?” We know that at least one precious human life has been lost due to this exact circumstance. I am writing this today because I do not want another family to have to be told that the issue of a family physician rather than a specialized anesthesiologist administering anesthetic to their loved one is not a con-

It may not be immediately apparent to everyone, but British Columbia and Canada generally have the most vigorous and well-to-do middle class on the planet. It is odd how the left continues to deny it. There are people in real need, who are generally silent on the matter. Then there is ‘big business’ that doles out millions and millions of dollars to those in need annually. Then there

cern. I do not want another family to have to live in the horror, pain, and suffering of loosing a loved one due to a completely preventable reason. Dr., Terwiel, perhaps after careful consideration of this true account of tragic loss of life shared with you now, you may want to change your view that “… the family physicians [that] were perfectly safe to give an anesthetic for routine procedures (and cheaper too)”. Perhaps you may also want to change the title of your article to something more suitable, such as: “Contract talk enough to save human life.” CANDICE BOIVIN MAPLE RIDGE

those who seem to deny the fact that they live in what is probably the most well-off country today. Your standard of living exceeds even the wildest dreams of billions inhabiting this earth. The phrase ‘suck it up’ springs to mind. Maple Ridge is home to very high numbers of very successful businesses and should be encouraged to start many more.


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While motorists complain about another two-cent-a-litre tax on gasoline to fund the Evergreen Line SkyTrain line in Coquitlam, he points out that TransLink pays for the road projects in Metro Vancouver, as well. The West Coast Express is great, but that runs only during rush

hour, he adds. Pope says he’s politically non-aligned and agrees and disagrees with policies from all parties. He promotes shopping locally, supports the Haney Farmer’s Market and preserving the Agricultural Land Pope Reserve and continuing to focus development on Maple Ridge’s downtown. “The best way to improve our local economy is to spend our money locally.” He’s hesitant about what to do with the Albion flats, the subject of a decade of planning and debate. A council proposal for development of the ALR land is currently before the Agricultural Land Commission. If the commission approves that, the District of Maple Ridge may be committed to the plan. “So what’s done is done.” Whenever possible, though, he wants to preserve farmland and promote

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Dalton ‘definitely’ for program Jobs from front That’s “unacceptable,” and “not in keeping with the premier’s decision of families first and the creation of jobs,” council said in a letter to Social Development Minister Harry Bloy and local MLAs. It’s one of the saddest things he’s seen one of the worst moves made by senior governments,” added Coun. Al Hogarth. “From my perspective, I hope we can go to the mat on this one,” Hogarth said. He wants someone from Community Living to visit the recycling depot. Ridge Meadows Recycling Society executivedirector Kim Day told council Monday that Community Living B.C. has “completely withdrawn the funding for this program.” But a day later, she was told the contract will be extended until Jan. 1. “We’re still unhappy – but we’re somewhat optimistic.” The three-month transition time will allow the recycling society a chance to work with Community Living B.C. “to come up with something that works for everyone.” Currently, Community Living pays the recycling society $270,000 a year for the supported work program, which allows 29 developmentally disabled people to work part-time at the depot for minimum wage. The contract also funds three support workers. “To say that working at the recycling depot is not real work, I just think is insulting. “Every scrap of work done there is work that needs to be done,” added Coun. Linda King. She also wants to find out what will happen to the money, if the program is cancelled.

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Trio of crashes snarls Sunday traffic Man volunteers to direct traffic following crash on Golden Ears Way Three car crashes in a span of 15 minutes snarled traffic in Maple Ridge on Sunday evening. The first crash between two cars at 5:15 p.m. on 203 Street at Golden Ears Way sent three people to hospital. While police and paramedics were dealing with the first call, a second crash happened on Harris Road at 122nd Avenue in Pitt Meadows. The third crash involved a truck towing a boat and a SUV and took place at 5:30 p.m. on Lougheed Highway at the entrance ramp to Golden Ears Way. It took more than a hour for police to clear the roads. Police said no one sustained life-threatening injuries, but the three incidents tied up ambulances and the Air Ambulance was also called in to transport a person to hospital. Ridge Meadows RCMP want to acknowledge and thank the man who volunteered more than an hour of his time to help control traffic on Lougheed Highway at the entrance ramp to Golden Ears Way.

was found with the help of a RCMP helicopter. The 28-year-old Burnaby resident was reported missing by friends just before 9 p.m. Saturday. Ridge Meadows RCMP, along with Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue and RCMP Lower Mainland District traffic services helicopters were called in to locate the man. Search teams looked for him overnight in hiking areas around the West Canyon Trail. The missing man was found by a RCMP helicopter around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. He was not inured.

collision with a pickup truck. The 41-year-old was stabilized by paramedics with the B.C. Ambulance Service before he was flown out from Alexander Robinson elementary. The crash between the pickup truck and motorcycle happened just before 6 p.m. on Dewdney Trunk Road at 240th Street. Police found out the 23-yearold man behind the wheel of the pickup was prohibited from driving, so he was arrested at scene. Details of the crash are still being investigated, including whether the driver ran a red light.

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A Maple Ridge man was arrested by police on Thursday after he allegedly broke into a store, but was caught inside by the owner. Ridge Meadows RCMP received a call about a break-in at Primerica on Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. Police responded to the call and found a man being held by the store owner and his son. Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the man attempted to steal a computer from the business after it closed for the day. Paul Sweet has since been charged with theft and breakand-enter.

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aple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are working on an updated transportation plan, including an update of the 1994 bikeways plan. The bikeways plan was based on the assumption that cyclists are safest if they behave as if they’re driving a car. In North America, separated bike paths were for decades considered to be more dangerous for cyclists than sharing the road with cars. Statistics seemed to show that cyclists were more likely to be involved in collisions with cars at intersections when using separated bike paths. More recent research, such as the UBC research program Cycling in Cities, shows that most cyclists prefer separation from car traffic, especially when traffic volumes and speeds are higher. It makes sense to compare statistics of cyclist fatalities and injuries in North America with those in the Netherlands, for example, where often cyclists use bike paths that separate them from car traffic. Such statistics show that separation doesn’t need to pose insurmountable problems, as long as the intersections are well designed. Per kilometer traveled, cyclists in North America are thee times more likely to be killed and 30 times more likely to have serious injuries than cyclists in the Netherlands, despite the fact that in the Netherlands they often use separate bike paths, and few cyclists wear helmets. In recent years, more and more cities are realizing that the North American approach has mostly appealed to young, fearless men. Groups that don’t like to take risks, such as women and seniors,

don’t feel that safe on our roads. In Maple Ridge, we are uniquely allowed to bike on the sidewalk. This is a practice frowned upon in countries where cycling Cycling Jackie Chow is popular, because pedestrians and cyclists don’t mix very well. The population in our town core is going to double in the next decade or so. The result? More cars and congestion on our roads, and more pedestrians and cyclists on the sidewalks, and likely cyclists being banned from the sidewalks. Having more people bike instead of drive is good for everyone. It leaves more space for those of us who need to drive, and those who don’t want to bike. If we want to entice more people to bike, we have to make it more appealing to them by providing a safe and comfortable space. That means that on roads with higher traffic volumes and speeds, cyclists need either bike lanes or separated bike paths. We only need to look at Vancouver, where the popularity of cycling is exploding, to see what happens when people are given a safe place to bike. In recent years, it’s been encouraging to see the addition of bike lanes in north-south direction in Maple Ridge. The biggest challenge, though, is to provide safe east-west routes. It’s in the interest of all residents of Maple Ridge to support and encourage

the district’s efforts to provide safe and convenient bike routes, so that not just the strong and fearless cyclists, but also children, seniors and women can get around safely on their bikes. Our Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition chapter has asked cyclists over the past few years to assist with assessment rides for the engineering departments of both municipalities, to evaluate the existing network, and to come up with ideas to improve and expand it. We have more than 20 volunteers, including several members of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, working hard on this. We are trying to complete our work by mid September. We are also involved in the upcoming GETI Fest in Memorial Peace Park on Sept. 24. GETI (Golden Ears Transition Initiative) aims to raise awareness about global warming, peak oil and sustainability issues. GETI Fest highlights: an artisan fair; bike decorating/rodeo; People in Motion Parade (anything non-fossil-fuel-powered is allowed – bikes, uni-cycles, walking, jogging, roller blading, pogo-sticking; live music, dinner and dance. We also provide free bike parking, and will have a bus bike rack for people to practice with. Everyone is invited. Volunteers are still needed.

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Wilms, Mark Girard, Dan tudents, staff and graduCamozzi, Tim Dilley, Tonya ates will be celebrating (Fabricius) Kulak and Val (Olthe 50th anniversary of lenburger) Laity. Pitt Meadows secondToday there is a ary on Friday, Sept. 30. second genThis is close to the eration of studate of the official dents whose opening of the school parents – Oct. 14, 1961. attended Pitt Meadows was Pitt Meadthe third high school ows High to be built in School before District No. 42, after them. Maple Ridge High The reSchool and Garibaldi union orgaHigh School, which Looking Back nizer, Gerri opened in 1959 as a Sheila Nickols Wilms, was part of junior high. the class of 1969. She Some early photos remembers that there was a of Pitt Meadows High School closer bond between the school show it facing the rural propand community in earlier days erty where Jaunita Savege ran when Pitt Meadows was more a pony club. of a rural municipality, with The Saveges later subdivided parents owning dairy and bluetheir farm into half-acre resiberry farms. dential lots. The reunion on Sept. 30 will During its early days, the be a busy day, with an open school was led by principal house and tours from 1-9 p.m. Norman Finnegan, vice-princiFive reception rooms will be pal Rolley Ferguson and a staff set aside for informal reunions, of 10 teachers. where people may meet fellow There were 28 students in grads. Refreshments will be the first class to graduate from served in the multi-purpose Pitt Meadows High in 1965. room. Proceeds from the The boys wore black suits and cafeteria-style meal will go to ties for their grad photo, with the scholarship fund. People the girls in fluffy pastel kneemay also buy commemorative length dresses. T-shirts. It is a tribute to the school Some new features to visit and the quality of its instruction that six graduates of PMSS will be an enlarged showcase for trophies, rebuilt near the are currently teaching at their school entrance, and a memory alma mater: Gerri (Laseur)

wall sign-in. Pitt Meadows has always been proud of its sports teams. The Marauders will play a football game starting at 7 p.m. on the new sports field. The original school logo featured a crest with the Latin words Amor Doctrinae Floreat, translated as “Let the love of learning flourish.” It appeared on the cover of the first school annual for the year 1963-64. The modern logo was designed by student Emily Gresham for the school’s 50th anniversary. It displays a viking Marauder football player. Students in last year’s classes were involved in the reunion planning, with art students making banners. The original school song was written by Linda Nightingale. There is an ongoing contest to create a contemporary one. The students and staff of Pitt Meadows secondary, with the help of parent and community volunteers, are working hard to create a memorable experience for all who attend. • For further information, please contact the school at 604-465-7141. Sheila Nickols is past president of the Maple Ridge Historical Society.

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(Top) Chris James is a regular on the Vancouver comedy scene. Sean Emeny just won the 2011 People’s Champ comedy competition in Vancouver.

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Maple Ridge stand-up comedian Fiq Ahmed and three other comics play The Haney Public House in Maple Ridge on Sept. 21. Ahmed hopes to turn the gig into a monthly event. Tickets are $5.

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rafting a joke takes skill. You need a premise, a perfectly timed delivery and a powerful punch line to round things off. Although Rafiq ‘Fiq’ Ahmed bombed during his first on-stage performance in 2009, the Maple Ridge comic didn’t give up. “I’ve always loved making people laugh,” says Ahmed. “I was never the class clown, but people just found me funny.” A year and half and several attempts later, Ahmed is now confident enough to play to a hometown crowd – the jocks, the prom queens and Haney Public House regulars who may remember him from high school. Actually, Ahmed confesses, the reason he’s organizing a hometown gig is because he’s tired of driving into Van-

couver. He managed to entice three other stand-up comics into the suburbs, only to find out none have a car, so he’ll be playing host as well as chauffeur. An “observational” comic, Ahmed’s most trusted source of material is wryly commenting on the people and things around, a la George Carlin and Louis C.K., who he cites as influences. “It’s kind of cathartic,” says Ahmed, who has a day job working at a Roger’s cell phone store. “My store’s going to be closing shortly, so then I will be as broke as every other comic.” Although he doesn’t stress about hecklers, Ahmed admits he’d like to make sure his first hometown gig draws laughs. He hopes to turn the comedy night into a monthly event at the Haney. “I want to impress them – a bit,” he says. “Luckily, the other guys are way funnier than I am. As long as everything goes well, we should be back with another great line-up in October and every month after that until Maple Ridge gets bored with laughing their faces off.”

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Lafflines regular Kwasi Thomas headlines the event. • Comic Chris James will emcee the first Comedy Night @ The Haney on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Kwasi Thomas headlines the show, which will feature also stand-up routines by Sean Emeny and Fiq Ahmed. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Haney Public House on Lougheed Highway, near 222nd Street. If you buy a ticket in advance, get a free drink on the night of the show before 8 p.m.

• A greatly talented, energetic, and yet impulsive act. Kwasi Thomas effortlessly converses with the crowd all while remaining engaged with the sporadic environment. With a lot of expertise and experience on stage, Kwasi generally discusses issues such as relationships and politics while easily bringing comfort to such taboo topics as our society’s racial concerns. Kwasi’s passion lies in writing and performing comedy to better understand the society we all encounter. He has performed at Just for Laughs in Montreal, opened for many other comedians including Joey Elias, Sugar Sammy and John Dore. He is also a regular at Vancouver Yuk Yuks, Comedy Mix and

Lafflines. • Chris James is an audience favourite on the Vancouver comedy scene. He is a sharp writer with a unique and often bizarre way of looking at things. Chris used to run his very own weekly comedy night at Industry Bar in Richmond. He is also the writer, creator and star of the revered (and brilliantly titled) “Chris James Show” – which is a produces for the online Vancouver publication “The Dependent”. • Sean Emeny has been doing comedy all around Vancouver for about two years. He participated in the 2010 Global Comedyfest and has been heard on SHORE 104.3FM as well as XM radio. This past summer, he won the Vancouver’s 2011 People’s Champ – B.C. largest comedy competition.


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The tail-end of summer means it’s time for Art in the Swamp. The annual free event is held at Claire Louise Stephen and Rik Watson’s “chicken farm” property in east Maple Ridge, which was originally settled by Finnish pioneers. This year’s line-up of artists proves to be an interesting blend. • Jennie Christensen is a young, up-and-coming multifaceted artist. Besides painting, she also creates unique cards and is a virtuoso in fashion. • Stiff Gritty is an aspiring photographer who photographs landscapes and nudes. • Kara Grotek loves the physicality of art and many of her projects are “hands-on”. She is heavily influence by the natural world, many of her pieces combine elements of human anatomy and nature and include organic material such as animal bones or dried flowers. • Photographing Adrenaline is Cindy Hoflin’s new body of work which features scenes from concerts to riots. • Sandy Moulton graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a degree in

Long Term Care: Navigating the System The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network presents a workshop on practical, stress-relieving resources available to help you fi nd the right care for your aging parents. This is the second in a series of six presentations in the Aging Gracefully Speaker Series. • The Long Term Care assessment process • Available services and costs • Senior’s housing categories and information; Independent, Assisted Living, Extended or Complex Care?

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Claire Louise Stephen adjusts some of her artwork during last year’s Art in the Swamp. fine arts. She is always interested in the dark side of things and the psychology of human behaviour. These pieces reflect her studies of the effects of mental trauma and suffering on the human heart. Moulton will display “Free Floating Hostility”, hand-sculpted frames of clay cast in black rubber and the images in them are lino-cut prints embossed through a press. • Scott Schell returns this year with more thought-provoking art. • Claire Louise Stephen will

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also have new work on display including Hippie Woman #12 Pamela Sunshine and a closer, meditative look at slugs. • Rik Watson will have limited-edition silk-screened 2012 calendars for sale titled “Birds and Disasters.” Art in the Swamp will also feature the Peace Maze, the Path of Peace, Hackers’ Heaven and the Golden Feet Bridge. • Art in the Swamp runs Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 at 25812 Dewdney Trunk Road from 10 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

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Shannon has been teaching voice for the last 6 years. She has received her bachelors of music as a voice major from the University of Victoria. She has also received her Orff level I (elementary music education). Shannon has had much experience with choral singing, musical theatre as well as studio recording vocal work. Currently she is singing with the funk cover band Double Overtime.

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Knights squads notch wins staff reporter The Meadowridge Knights community football program registered plenty of additions to the wincolumn last weekend, with five of the seven local teams in action coming away with victories. The Knights bantam team travelled to Nanaimo and evened their record at 1-1 with a 41-0 victory over the Redmen. Brian Dongalen had touchdown runs of 90 and 56 yards and also hauled in a Jackson Murdoch pass for a 44-yard score. Murdoch, Hayden South and Kurtis Blaine scored the other Knight touchdowns. The defense was led by Tyrel Ogloff, Dylan Bridgman and Jake Rodgers. The junior bantam Knights, meanwhile, beat Chilliwack 3-1 in a tough defensive battle. The peewee Gold Knights beat the North Langley Bears 18-0. Cade Cote scored on two long touchdown runs while William Bartolo help hold off North Langley defenders on the on the offensive line. The defence was led by Blake Alford who made several tackles in the Bears’ backfield. Lukas Kolobara played a great game on both the offensive and defensive lines, recording several tackles and making many key blocks . The atom Gold Knights won their home opener 31-0 against North Langley. Kurtis Brown started the game off with a 68-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. From there, the offence piled up another 279 yards rushing as linemen James Harder, Evan Love and Mackenzie Gordon created gaping holes for the running backs. The defence played hard, creating five turnovers. See Knights, p32

Keep away Michelle Wiens of the Maple Ridge Blue Ice (left) battles for possession of the puck with Michele Fernie of the Abby Sirens during a Maple Ridge Women’s Hockey League game at Planet Ice Sunday afternoon. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

WHL Giants down Royals at Planet Ice $4,000 raised for local minor hockey associations by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter There was a carnival-like atmosphere at the Cam Neely Arena at Planet Ice as the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants defeated the Victoria Royals 5-1 in exhibition action Saturday afternoon. More than 700 people filled the stands to watch the two top-tier junior teams. Marian Gardner, the assistant GM of Planet Ice, said WHL officials commented to her about

the lively reception the teams received. “For that many people to come out on a beautiful, sunny summer afternoon was really quite something,” said Gardner. The game was made possible by RG Properties, owners of the Planet Ice hockey arenas in Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, and Delta. RG Properties bought and moved the Chilliwack Bruins WHL franchise to Victoria earlier this year. Gardner said she hopes the exhibition game will become an annual tradition at the local rink. “We’re hoping we can host another game, thanks to the support we got from the community,” Gardner said.

Both teams had a number of rookies in the line-up as they used the exhibition game to put their prospects through their paces. The Vancouver Giants controlled the pace of the game from the outset, outshooting the Royals 11-9 while taking a 1-0 lead after the first period thanks to a goal by rookie left-winger Jacob Dunlop. Rookie centre Teal Burns had a pair of goals in the second period to put the Giants ahead by three. Steven Hodges put the Royals on the board 32 seconds into the final frame with a power play goal.

But despite out-shooting the Giants 15-4 in the third, the Royals continued to lose ground as Vancouver added a pair of goals to put the game out of reach. Jordan Martinook and Cain Franson – brother of NHLer Cody Franson – had the Giants’s third period goals. Proceeds from the event went to support local hockey, with more than $4,000 being raised for the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association and the Meadow Ridge Female Minor Hockey Association.

Junior B. Flames register first preseason win over Port Moody by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Ridge Meadows Flames junior B hockey team notched its first win of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League preseason on Friday, downing the Port Moody Black Panthers 5-1 at

home at Planet Ice. However, the Black Panthers were able to earn the split, downing the Flames 4-1 as Ridge Meadows travelled to Port Moody Saturday night for its fourth exhibition game of the season. Despite a 1-3 record in the preseason so far, Flames coach Tavis Eaton said he is pleased by his

team’s progress so far. “It’s not about the wins and losses,” he said. “It’s about working with the guys and getting them ready. It’s all about the process. We’re still feeling guys out” Eaton says he has been impressed by the play of the many rookies on the team. In particular, he says the play

of Adam Callegari, Kenny Prato, and Trevor Harris has looked very strong. “They work hard and they have a great work ethic, and they really want their ice time,” Eaton said. “Win or lose this season, we are going to be a team that works hard every game.” See Flames, p33


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Tyler Spencer of the Meadowridge Blue Knights looks down field as he is pursued by a member of the Abbotsford White Falcons during a peewee game Saturday at Samuel Robertson Technicalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rotary Field. The Blue Knights lost 48-6.

Midget Knights still looking for first win Knights from p31 They were led by Liam Mountford, Tyson Caughy and Brandon Goodridge, who recovered one of the turnovers. After missing the first game of the season, Tyson Phare had a great game with seven tackles and a fumble recovery on defence, as well as a 52-yard run for a touchdown on offence. The atom Blue Knights won their second game of the season, beating the Chilliwack White Giants 38â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0. Knights offensive linemen Carlos Reddekopp, Mitchell Alcinay and Ethan Holland paved the road to the end zone for the Meadowridge back-field, in-

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Flames rookies showing promise Flames from p31 Eaton remains hopeful Matt Bissett and Danny Brandys will both return to the team for the 2011/12 season. Both players are currently trying out for junior A clubs. Bissett had 56 points in 36 games last season with the Vancouver North East Chiefs major midget hockey club, while Brandys had 72 points in 46 games with the Flames last year, good for second in the PIJHL. “My hunch is that they may be back ... but it’s all talk until they suit up,” said Eaton.

At goal, Eaton says he has been impressed by the play of rookie Jordan Eggert. “He has really surprised me,” Eaton said. “Jordan and [starting goaltender Tyler Klassen] get along really well, so I’m hoping they will really push each other.” The Flames play their final two games of the preseason this week against the Mission Icebreakers. The Flames travel to

Mission on Thursday, before returning home for their final exhibition game this Friday at Planet Ice. The Flames open the 2011/12 PIJHL regular season at home on Friday, Sept. 23, against the Grandview Steelers at Planet Ice. Game time is 7:30 p.m. “Grandview is a good team, they’re well-coached and they are competitive every season,” said Eaton. “It should be a good game.”

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BROWN Laurence James Nov 24, 1923 ~ Aug 24, 2011 With celebration of his life, we announce the peaceful passing of Laurence J. Brown. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene (nee Frisk), and his children, Larry (Connie), Marian (Ken), and Carolyn (Lance), his 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grand children, and 5 sisters. He was predeceased by his son, Ronald, and grand-daughter, Kaalia. Leaving his legacy of Strength through Love, he welded a family who will always endure.

Jack passed away on Septemer 9, 2011 in Vancouver. He was the son of John Alexander and Gwendolyn Georgina McIver (nee Harrison) one of the pioneer families of Maple Ridge. Jack had a happy and optimistic disposition and brought music and stories into the lives of his family and friends. He always had a story to tell about a country music singer, a bit of local history or someone’s birthday. Jack led a full life and is survived by his sister Jean Seppala and his niece Lorna Seppala (Dave), Doug Seppala (Nicky), Robert Seppala (Diana) and many loving great nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all of us. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Little Mountain Place for the kindness and understanding that they have shown over the years. A service will be held at Oakridge United Church, 305 West 41st Ave. at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the CNIB. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

Survived by his loving wife of 52 years Janice and children Laurie, Kim, Mike and Debbie with their spouses Ray, Mickey, Gloria and Bob. His grandchildren Cass, Christina, Colby, Amanda, Derek, Lyndsey, Sierra, Christopher and Brandon, as well as his great-grandchildren Halo, Jaxon, and Damon. Also survived by his sister Bev Emond and many friends that were more like family. Dad was an extremely hard worker. As a young man he used to work at the PNE with the horses cleaning stalls and excersizing the horses. Dad loved to fix up old cars and his old hot rods. Dad raced at Digby Speedway. He worked for ICBC as an insurance adjuster and later worked as a bodyman. Dad loved horses and old cars and was an amazing bodyman. He also loved to go fishing and loved to hunt with his old pal Dan Danyluk. He also loved the Canucks. Dad always considered his greatest achievement finding the love of his life, his wife Janice and raising his children to know the importance of family. He was so proud of them, watching them grow and have children of their own for a total of 9 grandchildren. Mom and Dad were blessed with 3 great-grandchildren who were lucky enough to get to know him even for a short time. Mom and Dad were also happy that all of their children found the loves of their lives who they have cherished and treated like they were their own. Dad always said that if you could count your true friends on one hand you were truly lucky and he was blessed with more than he could ever hope for. Anyone who ever met Dad instantly liked him because he was a truly loveable and extraordinary man.

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PAQUIN Henry Gordon April 9, 1923 ~ Sept 8, 2011 Henry (Gordon) passed away peacefully on September 8, 2011 in Maple Ridge, BC at the age of 88. Gordon is predeceased by his loving wife Sheila and daughter Della. He was much loved by his surviving children Timothy and Rodney, five grandchildren, Curtis, Rochelle, Rachel, Michelle, and Sheila and his six great-grandchildren. His home, heart and happiness were always openly shared with his family and friends. We love and will miss our father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He was always at the centre of our family and will always be at the centre of our fondest memories. The family will gather for a memorial service on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 2:00pm at the MAPLE RIDGE FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 11969 – 216th Street, Maple Ridge, BC. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

SMITH Edna (Babe) June 4, 1928 ~ Sept 8, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edna (Babe) Smith (nee Martin). Born in New Brunswick, her family travelled across Canada to settle in Burnaby when she was just a little girl. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Stan and her children Louise (Rick), Linda (Bill), Rick (Bonnie), Sally (Bill) and her 5 grand children: Alison, Patrick, Jessica, Amy and Hannah. She is predeceased by her youngest daughter Tammy in 1999. She will be greatly missed by all. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Sunday September 18th, 2011 at 1:00pm at “The Hall” 11892 Ponderosa Blvd, Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z3. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

Robert Symons died peacefully in his sleep on Sept 1st 2011, just one month short of his 80th birthday. Robert moved into St Michael’s Care Facility 7 years ago following a series of small strokes that left him in a wheel chair. His caregivers wondered whether this was the right decision for him at the time. It took only a short time to see that Robert found his home with the staff and the residents of St. Michael’s. He was well liked and well cared for. Robert became popular in this care facility with both staff and families of the other residents, who often expressed their fondness for Robert. Robert could never offend a single person and he was genuinely happy. He loved so much and touched many lives. Robert’s favourite activities were socializing over a coffee, snoozing in the sunshine, and playing his favourite sport, checkers. All that dared challenge him understood how sharp he could be!

Robert’s life has been a gift to all of us and we will miss him dearly. Good bye friend. We would like to thank the staff of St Michael’s Care Facility and especially to June whose care for Robert has been exceptional. A Celebration of Robert’s life will be held Saturday September 17th at 1:00pm in the MAPLE RIDGE FUNERAL CHAPEL (OSBORN’S), 11969 - 216th Street Maple Ridge. Rev. David Logan Officiating. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca


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21st CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 Tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! Sun, Sept 18, 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vanc. Info: 604-980-3159. Adm. $4.

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LOST AND FOUND

LOST CAT- Pitt Meadows- last seen August 28, 2011 1 year old tabby bengal. Family devastated Tattoo DMX 321 please call 604790-8939 or 604-788-8674

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Cruise Mexican Riviera Jan - Feb 2012

TIMESHARE

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JOIN OUR TEAM * Multi_Age * Fully licensed Qualified E.C.E. * Programs included * Math, Science, Dramatic play, Art, Music & Sports Spaces Now Available 604-465-7327

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PUDDLE D (Duck) Children’s Ctr

Learn more about how you can CHANGE YOUR LIFE at our discovery night Wed September 20th at 7pm RSVP by September 19th Louis Venter 604-561-2719

Book your 2012 Alaska Cruise NOW! Join our Group travel sailings in May & Sept.

PERSONALS

DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+).

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Disney Cruise ~ Canadian Residents 25%OFF

Now open in Maple Ridge

Preschool Daycare 21/2 to 5 years Before &/or After school care K ~ 12 years

WESTJET Lowest Prices Guarantee. Book before Sept. 30, 2011 and your Vacation Package is Lowest Price Guaranteed. All travel arrangements Land - Cruise - Air Inclusive Tours - Independent Travel Groups _ Incentive - Specialty Tour Arrangements. Expedia - CruiseShipCenter Maple Ridge. #8 - 20475 Lougheed Hwy. 604.465.7443

Davie Jones Edith McDermott Highland Park Pitt Meadows Programs included: Arts, Science, Music, Math, Dramatic Play & Sports Fully licensed, Qualified E.C.E. Caregivers & Teachers Close to major route

HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES BRAZILIAN Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness Instructor for developing all Women’s BJJ program. Must be a recognized WCBJJ blue belt. Please send resume to westcoastbjjmma@gmail.com

Director Of Care

WHEN YOU NEED HELP IN A HURRY... We’re here for you. The answer to your problem can be as easy as picking up your paper. To place an ad call 604-575-5555

bcclassified.com

CHILDREN CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

HARRY Hooge before & after school care. 2 blocks from school. 7am-5pm. 604-466-9579 before 8pm. - Jeannette

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PRE-SCHOOLS MONTESSORI HEADSTART PRESCHOOL

~2 1/2 to 5 years ~ Would you like your child to develop good reading, pre-reading & number skills, high self-esteem, great socialization skills, a LOVE of LEARNING? Small groups NURTURE your child’s UNIQUE needs. Professional staff Affordable AM space available Register for September NOW! Call BETTY (604)467-3204 21882 124th Ave www.montessoriheadstart.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

ANIA KIDS PLACE Licensed Family Daycare Dewdney & 234 Rd

604-575-5555

Accepting new registrations for children ages 1-5. Snacks & lunch included.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Call: (604)476-0915

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AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required in a very busy General Motors dealership. We offer a Health Benefits plan, modern wellequipped facility, great training& above average compensation! If interested call or email Jasyson Kowalchuk 306.331.7766 j.kowalchuk1@sasktel.net. Echo Valley GM Fort Qu Appelle, SK.

Bring your expertise and passion for Geriatric Nursing to our caring team. With your strong commitment to quality care, you will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of best practice care policies. Requirements: A minimum of 3 years related nursing care with 2 years of supervisory experience within a unionized environment. Current registration with CRNBC - post graduate education in Gerontological Nursing is preferred. This is a 2 to 3 year excluded position and offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package. Send your resume by Sept 16, 2011 to: Pleasant View Care Home, Mission, BC Annette Condon, Administrator Fax: 604-826-2024 or e-mail to: applyto@PVHS.ca

JOBS

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Team Leader BCDailyDeals Black Press’ Daily Deals team is looking to hire an enthusiastic Team Leader to help grow their Daily Deals business. The successful candidate will be a team player who has strong leadership, sales and marketing abilities, as well as analytical skills. They will be able to analyse opportunities and drive forward multiple opportunities at once, while continuing to focus on existing business operations. Role Responsibilities: N Track weekly performance of Daily Deal business N Review performance to identify trends N Manage relationship with external suppliers/partners and work on joint opportunities and issues N Identify and evaluate new opportunities N Regularly assess performance against other deal sites/businesses N Develop and execute sales and marketing strategies N Coordinate affiliate programs N Assist with the production of graphics and copy for deals Black Press is Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio, Hawaii and extensive online operations with more than 250 websites. Please send your application to edutton@blackpress.ca by Friday, Sept. 19, 2011. Please note only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

HOME BASED BUSINESS - We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.wecare4wellness.com

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EDUCATION

BCCLASSIFIED.COM

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EDUCATION

the 13-week course, students study the basics of income tax preparation including current laws, theory and application.

SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS RECEIVE an H&R Block certiÀcate of accomplishment and the opportunity to interview for employment with H&R Block.

H&R BLOCK KNOWS TAXES and how to teach them. Our instructors are expertly trained and are experienced Block personnel who make each session an exciting experience with discussion sessions, reference materials and instructions using regulation forms and schedules.

Courses Starting Now!

Get certified in 13 weeks 12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC

1.888.546.2886 Visit: www.lovecars.ca

Classified Advertising An effective way to build your business. Phone 604-575-5555 MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

* 12-mth. part-time EVES... Starts Nov. 21st, 2011

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

BC College Of Optics

604.581.0101 www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Britz is now hiring a full time Stylist with clientele. Minimum 2 years experience.

Class 1 City P&D Drivers required for Lower Mainland runs. Full-time opportunity. Start Now! Contact Carl 1-888-453-2813 or E-mail: Carl.constam@hrtrans.com DRIVER. HEAVY HAUL Co. Runs Western Canada & US. Looking for committed Class 1 driver with heavy haul low bed exp. Must be able to cross border & go into ports. Serious replies only. Fax resume to 604-853-4179.

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EDUCATION

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

Room rental available Call Wida with inquiries 604~782~9412 Or drop off resume to 11986 ~ 224th St

130 TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

HELP WANTED

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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EDUCATION

STUDY.WORK. S U . O

SUCCEED TRAIN TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT IN MAPLE RIDGE TODAY!

THE TUITION COST covers the complete course, including textbooks, all materials, reference guides and registration.

JOIN US ON:

noon and evening sessions. Applicants need only the willingness to learn about taxes.

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

OPTICIAN TRAINING

Administrative Assistants perform a variety of duties including Computerized Business Accounting, Payroll & Inventory Control, & Database Applications. Train locally for the skills necessary in this competitive career field.

INCOME TAX COURSE CURRICULUM – During

Please send your resume to: george@ontimetransport.ca www.ontimetransport.ca

Complex Care Facility Is Seeking

604.465.9822

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ADVERTISING province-wide with bcclassified.com

We offer: ~ a flexible work life ~ the freedom to travel ~ ongoing education & support

Ontime Transport Inc., in the trucking business since 1986, has an opening for a freight salesperson to work out of our Abbotsford office. Your responsibilities will include development of new truck load and LTL business, establishing strong relationships with qualified carriers, rate negotiation and equipment scheduling. You are a self - motivated professional with a minimum 3 years experience in the truck load or 3PL sectors, have excellent communication skills and a strong desire to produce results. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a working environment that will help you succeed.

FULL DETAILS ARE AS CLOSE AS YOUR PHONE. Just call for complete details on class locations, starting dates, tuition, etc.

REGISTER TODAY! Register online at hrblock.ca or call 1-877-32BLOCK (322-5625) for details.

CLASSES BEGIN MID SEPTEMBER. Choose between morning, after www.blackpress.ca www.bclocalnews.com Enrolment restrictions may apply. Enrolment in, or completion of, the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor guarantee of employment. © 2011 H&R Block Canada, Inc. CNTTSA_001

SproUStt-S ha w JOIN ON: COMMUNITY COLLEGE S i n c e 1 9 0 3

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HELP WANTED

CERTIFIED TCP and Lane Closure Techs required. Exc. wages. Must have vehicle. Call 604-996-2551 or email Traffic_King@shaw.ca FITTERS/WELDERS for fabrication of structural and plate work for a mining equipment manufacturer. Good wages and health benefits. Located in Vernon, BC. Send resumes to jobs@westpromachinery.com or fax to 250-549-6735.

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HELP WANTED

LANDSCAPER LABOURERS with experience. Starts @ $16./hr Fax 604-462-7853

LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914. Outgoing Individuals Wanted

Up to $20 per/hr F/T, 18+. Summer and permanent openings in all areas. Fun Promos. No Sales. No Experience, No Problem! Call Rebecca 604-777-2194

Spice & Herb packer/ warehouse worker, strictly part time. Fax resume to: 604-465-4372 www.natureschoice.ca Your #1 source for classified advertising.

JUST DUCKY! The Real Cool Kids’ Store HIRING: Part Time Staff Must be friendly, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with skills in helping, selling and merchandising an asset. Must enjoy working with the public (especially children) and enjoy children’s toys. Please drop resume in person to Just Ducky! Unit # 104 - 11952 224th Street. (next to Marina’s Gelato) LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC CANDIDATE FOR AN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHIN YOUR COMPANY? Increase your chances in getting the right candidate. Our friendly Classified Sales Representatives will assist you. 3 STEPS: 1) Call us. 2) Discuss what you’re looking for - we’re here to listen. 3) Start hiring. Yes, it’s that easy. Phone: 604-575-5555 bcclassified.com

Consider our Free Dailies as a complement to an unbeatable Community Newspaper program.

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051. Well Established Church based Daycare requires a fun loving, kid friendly, individual for out of school care position. Job requires class 4 license. Suitable position for empty nester or p/t student. Hourly wage 15.00/hr., flexible hrs. Email resume to: harmonydaycare@ mapleridgecrc.com or mail to: Harmony Daycare c/o Maple Ridge CRC 20245 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge, BC, V2X3C9

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HELP WANTED

The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows 40045 - McClure Ave, 106 Ave, Zeron Ave, 239 St, 240 St, 238A St. 40109 - Lougheed Hwy, Harrison St, Olund Cres, Gillis Pl, 113 Ave 40214 - 125 Ave, Morse Cres, 127 Ave, 224 St 40223 - Eagle Ave, 122 Ave, 121A Ave, Peach Tree Crt, 231 St, Blossom St 40226 - 125A Ave, 124B Ave, Abernathy Way, 230 St 40262 - Spring Ave, Exeter Ave, 126 Ave, Thornton Ave, 216 St. 40304 - Dewdney Trunk Rd, Hood St, 214 St, Ashbury Crt 40327 - Patterson Ave, 118 Ave, 203 St 40334 - Lorne Ave, Wanstead St, Ospring St, Princess St 40335 - Dale Dr, Walnut Cres, 204 St, Pinda Pl 40350 - 123 Ave, 124 Ave, Cherry Pl, Laity St, Carlton St, 214 St 40351 - 122 Ave, Stonehouse Ave, 123 Ave, Creston St, 216 St 40365 - Skillen Ave, Alpine Ave, 123 Ave, 209 St 40369 - 122 Ave, 121B Ave, Dewdney Trunk Rd, 203 St 40376 - 121 Ave, Telep Ave, 202 St 40378 - 124 Ave, Powell Ave, Brooks Ave, 205 St 40384 - 125 Ave, Meadow Pl, 124 Ave, Blanshard St, 40429 - Dewdney Trunk Rd, 120B Ave, 121 Ave, 238B St, 239B St 40432 - Docksteader Circ, Docksteader Loop, Foreman Dr, 229 St, 229B St, 230 St, 139A Ave 40434 - Foreman Dr, Vista Ridge Cres, 232 St 41033 - Hoffman Way, Thorburn Way, Sutton Ave, Carter Cl

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HOSPITALITY ✫ SERVERS Sparta Greek Taverna Recruiting for evening & weekend shifts.

Must have 2 years experience

The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, September 16, 2011 to: Dwayne Weidendorf The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to publisher@langleytimes.com No phone calls please.

www.blackpress.ca

Division of Black Press

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CARRIERS NEEDED

If you live on or near one of these routes and you are interested in delivering papers please call circulation @ 604-466-6397 and quote the Route number.

Advertising Sales Consultant

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Drop resume after 4:00 p.m. at: 2232 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam or E-mail: starta63@telus.net

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Must be able to work till late on weekends & weekdays and have transportation. Full time / Part time, Benefits available, and competitive wage Send resume and hours available to #101 12473 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC or email subway_careers@shaw.ca Subject “Closer” KITCHEN HELPER, NEEDED P/T, 3 days/week to start, 10am-4pm. Exp necessary. Fax resumes to: 604-944-6304 or email: karl@oldcountrypasta.com TH Restaurant Services LTD o/a Tim Hortons

Food Counter Attendant Must be avail F/T shift work, nights, overnights, early mornings & weekends. $10.14hr + benefits: Apply at store: 100 - 20201 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge, BC or 11811 224th Street Maple Ridge BC Fax: 604-459-3376

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236

The Pantry in Maple Ridge is now accepting applications for the above position.

# 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

WE OFFER:

604-468-8889

◆ Competitive Wage Based on experience. ◆ Flexible Hours ◆ On the Job Training ◆ Friendly Team Environment ◆ Uniforms Provided ◆ Meals & Benefits Package

CLEANING SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

Brisk Home Cleaners

LINE COOKS F/T and P/T

candymassage.blogspot.com/

Weekly W Bi-Weekly W Monthly Insured & Bonded, Exc. ref’s. www.briskcleaners.com

Terri 604.837.1709

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

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CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

Apply in person at: 21707 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge, B.C. (Best Western) No phone calls please

NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Retaining Walls *Stairs *Driveways Exposed Aggregate & Stamped Concrete ***ALSO... Interlocking Bricks &Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

MOA, exp’d req’d for Surgeons office in Maple Ridge immed. Prefer Osler Program exp. Fax replies 604-467-0455

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge

F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES

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MOVIE EXTRAS !

COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. ref’s. reno’s, reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season

All Ages, All Ethnicities

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DRYWALL

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060

WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM

CALL 604-558-2278

Looking for someone to take away your junk?

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Take a look through bcclassified.com’s Business Services section in the 200-300’s.

EXCAVATOR OPERATOR Excavation Company based out of Maple Ridge is looking for experienced excavator operator, who has MINIMUM 4 YEARS EXPERIENCE. If you’re a team player looking for long term employment this is a great opportunity. Good Wages, Overtime Premiums & Benefits Package.

Class 356 Rubbish Removal

260 173A

Qualified applicants call Dave at 604-690-0044 or fax resume to 604-465-9176 or e-mail frazerexcavation@shaw.ca HELP WANTED Journeyman or Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician, Kindersley, SK. Extremely busy independent shop. Wage based on education and experience. Benefits package. Fax 306463-4822 or email mid.plains@sasktel.net. INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIANS email:caribooindustrialelectric@gmail.com ph:250-983-2992

WANTED FRAMERS HELPER Highly motivated individuals for Framers helper in Maple Ridge area. Steel toes, hardhat, tools & own transportation required. Wage negotiable depending on exp.

Phone Todd 604-928-7511 or Dayne 604-908-7371

Want to advance your career? Drillers Assistants (labour) Entry level positions Job entails:

Hiring Night Shift for all locations.

PERSONAL SERVICES

Lift 25-100lbs, repetitive manual labor, working outdoors, long hours, travel in BC, strong work ethic, team player, multitasking, self-motivated. Ability to take direction, valid BC drivers license, clean abstract, reliable transportation. Mechanically inclined an asset. Provide resume and drivers abstract to: careers@mudbaydrilling.com or fax to 604-888-4206. No phone calls.

SHOP FROM HOME! CHECK OUT THE CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE ITEMS: MERCHANDISE IN THE 500’S, REAL ESTATE IN THE 600’S AND AUTOMOTIVE IN THE 800’S... LOOKING TO SELL? CALL

604-575-5555

BCCLASSIFIED.COM

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

Bergamonte- The Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order.! 888-470-5390

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: Itís That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.c

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

ELECTRICAL 104607

COUNSELLING

DO you have a problem with alcohol or drugs? Call Alouette Addiction Services at (604)467-5179 Check our website www.alouetteaddictions.org

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

Big Mountain Electric Bonded, experienced Friendly service Reasonable price No job too small Reno’s/Additions

778-892-4299 #1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867.

BELRON RENOVATIONS INC.

HOME RENOVATIONS Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens Local Maple Ridge company

Lic / Ins 25 Years Exp

(778)233-1114 Ray

REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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FENCING

FENCE-IT-RIGHT Installations -604.639.6626 Cedar, Chain Link, Ornamental iron, Vinyl (Insured, Experienced, Competitive Pricing)

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. Cell 604-618-6401 Marcel.

281

GARDENING

Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076

NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

604-777-5046

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MDG HOME SERVICES Does your house have the blues? Need to spruce up the yard? Just can’t find the time?

CLEANING SERVICES

3 Ladies Maid Service Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716 “AN EXTRA HAND” Exp. Hardworking, reliable cleaning lady. Reasonable rates Louise 604.467.3665 CLEANING SERVICE, reliable and trustworthy, worked in the area for many years. 604-466-1149 or 604782-0305 INSURED, RELIABLE, professional service. Eco-friendly supplies included. Call The Maid Team at 604376-0978.

.Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing

Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

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.... Let MDG Home Services do the work for you... Just pick up the phone and give us a call!!!

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

300

LANDSCAPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 317

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MISC SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

374

PETS

TREE SERVICES

477

PETS

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

NEED HELP? Skilled carpenter available for evening & weekend work. Brian 604-477-0147

DUTCH TOUCH Green Services Ltd

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

604-465-1311

MOVING & STORAGE ACCURATE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SERVICES 3 Rooms for $299. Powerwashing New const. Apartment repaints. Int/Ext No Job’s too small.

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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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HOME REPAIRS

Repairs, Maintenance, Renovation Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. Cell: 604-618-6401. Marcel.

300

LANDSCAPING

Instant Grassifacation!

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

PAINT SPECIAL

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3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (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

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting Ext./Int. FALL Special

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

Serving Tri City 32 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows (Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)

JAGUAR LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Service. Design, Pruning, Lawns, Cleanups, Comm/Res. (604)462-1369

2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca

Commercial

&

Residential

Service,

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

Call 7 days/week

Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

17607 FORD ROAD,

Available for Delivery Call for pricing

• Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp. MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

338

PLUMBING

✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640 $69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

A-1 RUBBISH REMOVAL. Household & Yard Waste. Up to 100% recycle. Reasonable. 604-786-2948

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycle-it-now.com

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

Two open heart surgeries.

TOPSOIL

One big need.

• • •

Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital.

372

1.888.663.3033 beasuperhero.ca

PUBLIC Notice Geodis Wilson Canada Ltd. hereby give notice that pursuant to the Warehouse Lien Act, RSBC 1996, c.480 the following goods will be sold at a public auction held at 09:30 on Friday, September 23,2011, (viewing available by appointment, call (604)304-4975): over 20,000 units of cases and shields for i phone 3g, nano, and i touch 2g equipment. The person liable to Geodis Wilson Canada Ltd. for outstanding charges for which the lien exists is Addonit LLC. The auction will be held at: Canada West Warehousing Ltd., #107- 1750 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam, BC V3R 6R8

518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

548

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

SUNDECKS

The DECK Guys D Sundeck / Patio Construction D Re-build/Extend Existing Decks D Authorized vinyl deck installers D Aluminum, glass, wood railings D Sundeck & Vinyl Repairs D 5 Year Warranty on Vinyl *Work Guaranteed *References *Over 20 Years Experience. Free estimates 604-418-8340

FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer

PAVING/SEAL COATING

RIDGE MEADOWS ROOFING. Res Re-roofing & repairs WCB BBB A+ rating Free est. 604-377-5401 ROOFING... All work is guaranteed and over 10 years experience Call now for a free estimate and written quote: 604-217-2879

Please Give.

Antique & Collectible Auction Mon, Sept. 19th, ~ 7pm. Viewing on Sunday, 1pm - 5pm. Sale Day From 10am. Consignments welcome. Central Auction #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

andrew.northstar.interiors@gmail.com

604.723.8434

AUCTIONS

Interior & Exterior. Member of BBB since 1975 Call John (604)889-8424

778-344-1069

Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

Painting

Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! WCB Insured - Bonded Visa & M/C accepted

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197

Stardust

778-344-1069

A-1 PAINTING CO. SAWDUST

Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

Scott 604-891-9967

NO Wood byproducts used

604-465-3189

Bob Fitz-James 604-467-0333

D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

When QUALITY Matters

PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY

509

778-834-6234 A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847 D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure

30 years experience

Free Estimate

604-537-4140

APPLIANCES

RECONDITIONED Newer style Inglis Washer & Dryer sets $275 & up; Washers $220 & up; Dryers $75 & up. *** Also: Electric Ranges. REMPELS SERVICE 604-467-2794

Running this ad for 7yrs

If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

506

A.C. TREE SERVICE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

“Since 1987”

PETS 477

560

PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

$$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households

BENGAL CROSS KITTENS beautiful spotted and marbled, 4M ready $150-$250 each Call 604-820-1603

463-4449 or 209-6583

Border Collie P/B puppies dob June 23 M-$400; F-$450. vet ✓ first shot. 604-250-4360 or 604-856-7975.

MATTRESSES staring at $99

Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Working line. Black and black & tan. $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

REAL ESTATE

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. (800) 631-8164 code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Deluxe Retirement Living

Quality built & designed with seniors in mind. One bedroom + solarium/den. Stunning mountain view. Short walk to retail/businesses in downtown Maple Ridge. Seniors’ facilities on ground floor featuring all services and programs $298,000 Call Donald 604.467.0176

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

NEW SRI Mobile, Modular and manufactured homes on display in Abbotsford. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960 REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES to be moved, 1974-2008. Chuck 604-830-1960.

636

MORTGAGES

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

640

RECREATIONAL

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS

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

Poochie, super fluffy, 10wks, tiny toy, vet check, 1st shot, m-$750, f-$850. 1(604)354-3003 lv message or email: dinkytoi@hotmail.ca

ACREAGE

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

LAB/Retriever, born June 23. family raised. Dewormed, $350. Call (604)795-7257. No sun. calls

PB, Golden Retriever pups, family farm raised, vet checked, shots, ready August 22. Males $450 Timbur6@telus.net. 604-845-7434

603

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217

NEO MASTIFF PUPS ready to go, shots, dewormed, tails docked, Call for details (604)615-2682

MISC. FOR SALE

UNRESERVED Pizza Restaurant Auction, Kitchen Equipment, Ovens, Seating. ONLINE Bidding. www.bcauction.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Meadows Landscape Supply

320

YELLOW LAB PUPS. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

706 551

APARTMENT/CONDO

GARAGE SALES

SAT. Sept. 9th 9-2 p.m. 11881 Glenhurst St. furniture and lots of Misc STUFF for children, horse/farm, indoor & outdoor furniture, electronics, prints, household, books, etc. Sat & Sun Sept 10-11: 9am-3pm 11614 246 Street, Maple Ridge

559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or Call 1-888-4735407

604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

Maple Ridge 224th St. 2 bdrm grnd. flr condo, approx 946 s/f. avail now, ns/np/refs. $1150/mo. BBY nr Lough. Mall, upper 2 flrs of family home, 5 bdrms, dbl garage, ns/np/refs, $1900 +3/4 utils. Coquitlam 4 bdrm family home, approx 2600 sq/ft, dble garage, ns/np/refs, avail Oct 1st. $2000.

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now 3 BEDROOM Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.

MAPLE RIDGE, Central. 11735-225 St. 2 bdrm. $900 incl heat & h.w. No dogs.604-467-9420 or 477-9021


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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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 PITT MEADOWS

CHELSEA PARK APTS 1 & 2 Bdrms Apts, Also 3 Bdrm T/Homes Avail S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

Conveniently located. Nice, bright & large suites. No pets.

1 & 2 bdrm. $780 - $880/mo

Call 604-465-8088

Avail. Oct. 1 - Ref’s req’d. MAPLE Ridge central location in Urbano Complex . Newer 2 bedroom 2 bathroom and den on ground floor,5 appliances 2 underground parking stalls in fully secured building with amenities room and weight room. Non smoker no pets.$1150 per month, credit checks and references mandatory. Call 604 831 9359

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 1 bdrm $500 includes hot water Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm) MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $750/mo GREAT LOCATION

PITT MEADOWS

The Meadows Gated underground parking, heated outdoor pool. Heat, hot water & 3 appliances included. 2 min. walk to Westcoast Express.

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

Call: 778-882-8894 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818 PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm & den apt. $875 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

RENTALS 750

SUITES, LOWER

Maple Ridge. 1 bdrm ste newer home, 10’ ceilings, pri patio. Shrd lndry. Incl hyd/cble/net. Suit single N/S. $695. Immed. 604-209-8964. MAPLE RIDGE 207th 2 Bdrm n/s, n/p, own W/D, large back yard, $900 + % utils, Immed 604-6179751, 604-460-1270, 604-614-6758 MAPLE RIDGE 239A/116. Newer lrg 2 bdrm, full bath, g/l, shr w/d, st prkg, sep entry. NS, cat ok. Oct 1. $850 incl utils. 604-341-1833 MAPLE Ridge - Beautiful Silvervalley 1 or 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 1 bath, double car garage, washer/dryer, fridge, stove, close to MR park, $880. Util. incl. Available now. No smoking, pets considered Call 604970-7731 MAPLE RIDGE. Bright 1 bdrm. Sep ent. cov patio. 6 appls. On bus rte. NS/NP. Quiet mature sgl/cple. $790 incl utils. Avail now. 604-467-1777. MAPLE RIDGE bright large new 1 bdrm suite, pri entry, walk to WCE, nr schl/park/mall, ns/np, $625 incl utils, avail now. Call 604-376-6871. MAPLE RIDGE. Newer 1 bdrm bsmt suite. 5 appls., Sep ent. parking. N/S. 750 sf. Avail. now. $750/mo incl utils. 604-790-1410. MAPLE RIDGE: Newer 2 bdrm bsmt, incl lndry, gas/elec, $850/mo. Avail Oct. 1. NP/NS. (604)466-2914 MAPLE RIDGE W. 1 Bd lwr ste prkg Nr bus. Own w/d. NS/NP. $725 incl utils 604-477-1000 MAPLE RIDGE West. 1 bdrm. F/P, W/D. priv entry. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $800/mo. 604-319-1993.

MAPLE RIDGE WEST Bright & spacious 2 Bedroom basement suite. No pets, No Smoking. Close to amenities Available September 15th. $975/mo incls utils

604-464-3550

604-765-4074

* Renovated Suites *

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Clean, very quiet, large,

PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.

MR: 203 St. 2 br bsmt, full bathr, own w/d, sep. entr., close to all amenities, $900/mo incl. util., N/S, N/P Avail. now, 778-558 2344

Queen Anne Apts.

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 1 bdrm apt, $715/mo incl heat, h/w, N/P. Avail now. 604-476-6683. MAPLE RIDGE Central Mature Adult building 1 Bdrm apt., newly reno’d u/g parking,cable incld $600$650/mo, n/p, ref’s, For appoint 11am to 5pm (778)327-8405. MAPLE RIDGE central. Spacious 1 bdrm apts. Deck, W/D, Prkg, ns/np. $600. Call 604-937-3534.

715

MAPLE RIDGE. 2 bdrm duplex, 4 appls, new decor, nr shops, credit & ref req’d. 604-465-4339 MAPLE RIDGE West 2 bdrm duplex sideXside, complete reno, 4 new appls $900/mo+utils, nr golf course & trans Oct 1 (604)459-8554

736

Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.

MAPLE COURT I

OFFICE/RETAIL

MAPLE RIDGE

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE Ctrl new reno’d 3 Bdrm upper flr, 1.5 bath,lrg deck & lrg back yrd, n/p, share w/d, immed $1400+hydro gas incl 604-328-7910 MAPLE Ridge spectacular 3 bd, 2.5 ba, 2 lvl, 6 appl, lrg fncd yrd $1700 incl util. Call/text 604-729-6571 MAPLE RIDGE - W. 5 Bdrm, Duplex bsmt house, 3 bths. Lots of prk. Quiet area. Cls to malls. $1700/mo. Also Sleeping room on main floor, sh facilities. $450/mo. (604)467-4450 or 604-833-4450.

741 MAPLE RIDGE

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

Various downtown locations. Avail. Now! Updated and well maintained. Various sizes 320sf. - 2000sf. Starting at $495/month.

751

SUITES, UPPER

MAPLE RIDGE, 3bdrm upper, f/p, d/w, cvrd deck, shr lndry. n/s, n/p. $1400 inc. Oct. 1. 604-465-2187 PITT MEADOWS - Upper House 12535-188st, very BRIGHT, CLEAN 3 BR + Den; 2 Bath; 2750 sf Large deck & yard on ¾ Acre Lot $1950 inc. landscaping; Avail. NOW Peak Property Mgmt (604)931-8666

752

TOWNHOUSES

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 Port Moody - Townhouse 578 Carlsen Pl; Lrg 3 BR + Den 1650 sf; 3 Bath; lndry; $1750 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1968 VOLVO 144S, European model, 4 cyl., have original plates & reg. Good shape, runs well. $1500 obo. Willie (604)220-8969

810

TRANSPORTATION 821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

Maple Ridge Central Available now Renovated 1 Bedroom From $725/mo Heat & hot water incl’d Secured Underground parking available

(778)855-5774

Maple Ridge

Glenwood Manor Apartments 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. Renovated 2 Bedroom Apartment in clean & quiet apartment building at 22182 Dewdney Trunk Rd. $850 heat & water. No Pets. Call 778-877-0970.

RECREATIONAL/SALE

845

746

05 ACURA RSX pristine condition. 44,000 km economical/dependable, sporty, lady driven, 5 spd. loaded. $14,700 obo. 604-538-2239. W. Rk. 1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $7800 obo. Call: (778)881-1216 2001 HONDA ACCORD coupe, 4 cyl., V-tech eng., 95,000km. Very good cond. Well maint. Asking $8900 obo (604)850-0424

Daul pane windows, fully enclosed-heated tanks, awning, 20” LCD TV. AM/FM/CD/DVD $27,995 (Stk.30970) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

AXC 1999 ROYAL CXA

2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.

CLASSIC CLASS C

2003 TOYOTA COROLLA, silver, a/c, 5 spd, no accidents, exc cond, $6375. Call: (604)599-0170

827

848 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

VEHICLES WANTED 31’ Ford V10, 173k. One owner, GREAT condition. Island bed, partial hard-wood. Near-new tires, rear air bags. Many extras!

830

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

Haney Motor Hotel 22222 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Inquire in person between 9am - 3pm or

Call 604-467-3944 MAPLE RIDGE Private rooms (WiFi & cble) shrd kit. bath, lndry. $500/mo. 778-893-2750.

750

SUITES, LOWER

800SQ.FT.1BDRM,230TH&DEWDN E Y , C A R P / L A M I NATE,SHRD.LNDY,SEP.ENTR,NO pets/no smokers,suits working person or couple. $800 incl.heat/cbl/intrnt. Oct.1, 604-4669579 COQUITLAM: lovely, bright, lrg 2 bdrm bsmt ste in 10 yr old house. Near Poirier comm ctr. Inste lndry. NS/NP. Monitered alarm, 1 car prkg $875. Avail Oct 1. 604-202-3300. MAPLE RIDGE, East 2 bdrm avail immed, Fresh paint, incls util, cable Own W/D. ns/np. 604-760-7073

TOWING

BENJAMIN TOWING Flat rate $49 604-318-8300 851

TRUCKS & VANS

1989 F-150 LONG BOX. Reg. cab, canopy, CD player, brake control hitch, V8, auto, Aircared. Exc. cond. $1,900. obo. 604-308-9848 1992 GMC pick up, V8-305, 235,891 km, very clean, well maintained. $3500 obo. 604-793-8701

$23,900 604-626-8859

JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

MOTORCYCLES CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low k’s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233. 2009 SUZUKI LS650. only 1520 km’s, bought new, lady owner, exc cond, asking $5575, (604)597-8467

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL “No Wheels, No Problem”

CAMPER & TRUCK

1976 GMC 3/4 Ton Sierra Classic Camper Special. 149 Miles. Collector status. 1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper, WS model with all trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8’ awning. Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $12,500/both. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827

845 1987 FORD Econoline Class “C” RV 29ft, well kept cond., 95,000kms, sleeps 6. $6900. 604-477-4549

1991 PACE ARROW

125,000m, 35 ft. Exc cond. Fully loaded with Gear Vendor trans, including tow car 1997 Saturn 107,000k with Brake Buddy tow kit. New fridge, new front tires, 7000 watt onon. generator, hydraulic levelers.

Complete $25,000. (604)466-4956

$ WE PAY CASH FOR CARS $ CALL

604-328-0081 7 Days/Week

1994 ROADTREK, 190 Vesatile, Class B, Dodge Ram 350 1 ton chasis, 57,000 kms. No smoking or pets. Totally equipped incl. Onan generator. Asking $18,000. (604)859-6335

2000 CHEVY VENTURE VAN. SWB. A/C, 20 K per year. 6 pass. AirCrd. $2,650. Call 604-465-5131 2004 GMC SLT 2500HD crew cab, duramax diesel, 82,000k. Immac. $35,000 in extras. Pictures avail. $25,500. Call 604-858-4878.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

AUTO SPECIAL

after 11am - 10pm

w! Sell it No 2003 31.5’ Citation 5th wheel R/L, 2 tip outs, bike hitch, loaded. $25,900. Call (604)796-9074

Reach 180,000 Households

for only

$

00

10

plus tax

Includes one week in the Maple Ridge News, the Tri-City News, and the Golden Ears Daily.

ROOMS FOR RENT

Rooms from $435/mo. Fully Furn, weekly maid service, cable TV, private bath, on bus route, 5/min walk to commuter rail.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

604-463-3000

Call Maria at ridgemeadows property management Mon Fri 9-6 604-466-2838 or visit www.ridgemeadowsproperty management.com

845

The Scrapper

AUTO FINANCING

743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2011 EVER-LITE 27RB

&

22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

838

TRANSPORTATION

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

MAPLE COURT II

TRANSPORTATION

COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE Buy a used car the easy way, get financed and Drive Home Now. We deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

818

2003 CHEV EXPRESS Class B motor home Road Trek 200, Versatile 6 ltr, v8, loaded, no accidents 109,000k $35,000

604.467.3900

MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

2004 F350 CREW CAB, diesel, 03 24’ Salem 5th whl. trailer, both mint cond., too many things to list. Will sell separate. Trailer $7,900 or both for $25,000 obo.Call 604-812-1278.

2008 SALEM T25FLSL

CARS - DOMESTIC

1997 CHRYSLER CONCORDE, in good shape, low miles, AirCared, all power opt, $2000, 604-319-7410 1997 FORD ESCORT wagon, 67,000 km, mint, garage kept, one owner. $4500. 604-869-3313 2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded. Maroon colour, 60K, $7500 firm. Call 604-538-4883. 2008 Buick Allure 7,900 kms. Red, chrome pkg. Under warranty til Sept/2013. $16,900. 604-464-6397.

Includes:

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