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Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District has received complaints that some parents are using fake addresses and possibly forged documents to register their children in nearby, but out-of-catchment elementary schools. “We don’t know how widespread it is, but this is what some parents are telling us,” said director of instruction Laurie Meston. “We’re trying to address their concerns.” With kindergarten registration set to begin at the end of this month, the district is reviewing the documents it requires parents submit to verify their address. “Some documents are easier to fake than others,” Meston said. See School district, p3

B.C. gaming grants restored River watchers back on line for gambling money, after Wed. announcement by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter The Alouette River Management Society is back on the list for getting gambling money – if it ever was off it. Premier Christy Clark announced Wednesday that the total amount of gaming grants doled out this year will increase by $15 million – of which $8 million will

be dished out to environmental, adult arts and sports groups, as well as animal welfare causes. Amanda Crowston, at the Rivers Heritage Centre in Maple Ridge, was pleased with the announcement. The river group previously got $40,000 a year as part of a threeyear program, then had to apply under another category, after environmental groups were disqualified from seeking gaming funds. The reversal follows the recent completion of the Community Gaming Grant Review, by Skip Triplett. “We’re very pleased that they

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Another $7 million will go to child development societies, arts groups, fairs and festivals, while the government is also looking at offering multi-year funding. That kind of support over several years would make it easier for the Family Education and Support Centre to offer its programs that help needy families. “Running a program one year at a time doesn’t work very well. It’s not fair to clients. “It’s very stressful not just for the clients, but for the whole organization,” said executive-director Faye Luxemburg-Hyam. See Grants, p15

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Education

Overcrowding prompts catchment change ed the district contact realtors in the area to inform them of the catchment situation so they could give families moving into the area accurate information. “People moving in to this neighbourhood also need to do their due diligence,” she said. “You can’t buy a house there and assume you’ll be able to send your kids to the school down the street.” Trustees also voted to alter the French immersion catchment areas, expanding Laity View’s catchment to cover most of west Maple Ridge, now serving an area previously served by Eric Langton elementary.

Siblings will still be able to go to the same schools by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Parents in east Maple Ridge will likely have a longer drive to take their children to school after local school trustees voted Wednesday to redraw elementary school catchments in east Maple Ridge in order to alleviate over-crowding there. The catchment areas for Albion, Alexander Robinson, and Kanaka Creek elementary schools will shrink, while the catchments for Blue Mountain, Webster’s Corners, and Whonnock elementary schools will expand. Albion, Alexander Robinson, and Kanaka Creek are each currently over capacity, while Webster’s Corner is currently at 64 per cent of capacity, while Blue Mountain is at 71 per cent. Students already attending elementary schools won’t be affected by the changes. School district director of instruction Laurie Meston said overcrowding in the schools is creating a safety concern. “The washrooms are tight, there’s not enough room in the gym ... and we’ve maximized portable space, often to the detriment of playground space,” she said. The catchment changes will also help fill space at underutilized schools, something Meston said helps the school district make the case for a new elementary school in the Albion area. The school district has been waiting on the provincial government for more than five years to approve funding for a new elementary school on 102nd Avenue, where the district already owns property. Under the catchment changes, the Maple Crest subdivision north of 104th Avenue and east of 240th

“You can’t buy a house... and assume you’ll be able to send your kids to the school down the street.” Susan Carr, School board trustee

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Families living north of Dewdney Trunk Road will no longer be able to register their children at nearby Alexander Robinson elementary, and will instead have to send their kids to Blue Mountain elementary, close to four kilometres away after trustees passed changes the school catchment boundaries because of overcrowding at some. Street will fall into the catchment of Webster’s Corner elementary, located a six-km drive away, instead of Albion elementary, little more than a kilometre away. Kanaka Creek elementary’s catchment will almost be lopped in half, with students north of 112th Avenue now part of Alexander Robinson’s catchment. Families previously residing in Alexander Robinson’s catchment north of Dewdney Trunk Road, and between 116th and 113th Avenues off 240th Street, will now fall into Blue Mountain elementary’s catchment. One father explained at Wednesday’s school board meeting that

the catchment changes would create hardship for him, having to drive in the opposite direction of his commute to drop his children at school. “We moved just minutes [from Alexander Robinson] with the intention of our kids going to school there,” he told trustees. “It won’t be perfect,” said trustee Dave Rempel. “But it reflects what’s needed to address our space problem.” Whonnock elementary’s catchment will also encroach on the Albion neighbourhood, expanding to include the subdivision at the corner of 102nd Avenue and 248th Street, previously located within

Albion elementary’s boundary. Families there will have an 8.5 km drive to school every day instead of 2.5 km drive to Albion. The district will be offering a school bus service to take students living in the old Albion and Alexander Robinson catchments to their new schools. The changes will also see any new subdivisions yet to be built within the Alexander Robinson and Albion catchments placed into the catchment areas of other schools. Families who buy a new home, even mere metres away from either school, will be ineligible to register their children there. Trustee Susan Carr recommend-

Meston said many parents in east Maple Ridge have increasingly opted to send their children to the French immersion program at Eric Langton, reducing space at that school, while the program at Laity View is under-utilized. Trustees voted in favour of a staff recommendation giving enrollment priority to students displaced by the catchment changes who have siblings attending Albion, Alexander Robinson, Kanaka Creek, and Eric Langton. The grandfathering clause will ensure more than 30 students over the next five years will be able to attend school with their brothers and sisters. Carr aid parents have a role to play in ensuring funding for a new elementary school comes sooner, rather than later. “We need to keep this conversation going on in the public,” she said. “We don’t want to have to keep doing this.”

School district expects lineups for kindergarten registration School district from Front The district is also checking kindergarten registrations against its own demographic data for inconsistencies. Trustees voted Wednesday night to change the elementary school catchment boundaries in east Maple Ridge. As a result, many families living close to Albion and Alexander Robinson elementary schools will no longer be able to register their children for kindergarten

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there due to overcrowding. Instead, families living as close as a few hundred metres away from those schools will have to send their children to school more than five kilometres to the east. Meston hopes the district’s efforts to verify legitimate addresses will encourage parents to play by the rules and register their children in their new catchment school. The district is currently working

to develop an online school registration system that could prevent parents from having to lineup outside at their catchment school to register their children for kindergarten. “We don’t want to see parents lined up in the rain any more than they want to be there,” Meston said. The system likely wouldn’t be in place until next year, she said. Meston says the district’s projec-

tions tell them they should be able to accommodate all in-catchment students, but there are no guarantees. Registration for programs of choice, including French immersion, Montessori, the district’s Environmental School Project, and Kanaka Creek elementary, which has a year-round calendar, takes place Monday, Jan. 30 for students with siblings already enrolled, and Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 for all other students.

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TAXI CABS & TOW TRUCKS So what do taxi cabs and tow trucks have to do with an article about vehicle maintenance and repairs, you ask? Quite simply, a lot of people will spend unlimited time and effort trying to avoid using either one. The reality is that both services are essential to the automotive repair world and they are both quite inexpensive when you consider the alternatives.

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It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that vehicle owners will go to save the price of a tow. Sometimes risking bodily injury or the inquisitive eye of the law. Both of these practices cost far more in the long term than a tow does in the short term. I could not begin to count the amount of people that drive their car uninsured, which is a huge risk, just to save the price of a tow.

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The single most convenient way to move a vehicle is a tow truck. If your vehicle is experiencing a problem which renders it unsafe to drive, tow it. If it’s making strange noises which increase with speed or the RPM of the engine, tow it. If it is overheating in a short distance (or any distance) you will save on the overall repair bill by towing the vehicle to the shop. If you just made it to work and were worried that you might not because your vehicle was not running well or stopping well, why not phone and arrange for your full service auto repair shop to have it picked up by tow truck so we can diagnosis and repair it while your at work. Do you think it’s going to miraculously repair it self while you spend 8 hours working and worrying about it?

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by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter The mother and uncle of a Maple Ridge woman killed in Punjab more than 11 years ago remain in custody, awaiting a bail hearing. Jassi Sidhu was kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed on June 8, 2000, shortly after she married Sukwinder (Mitoo) Singh Sidhu, a poor rickshaw driver her family did not approve of. Jassi’s mother, Malkit Kaur Sidhu, 63, and uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha, 67, were arrested by RCMP Jan. 6 on warrants issued under the Jassi Sidhu Extradition Act. A bail hearing, originally set to take place this past week, was adjourned until Wednesday. Sidhu and Badesha are accused of orchestrating Jassi’s murder from the family home, located across from Jerry Sulina Park in Maple Ridge. Indian authorities have charged the pair with conspiracy to commit murder. The daughter of wealthy blueberry farmers, Jassi met her husband on a family trip to India and carried on a clandestine long-distance romance with him until they were secretly married in 1999. While in India, the 25-year-old and her husband were attacked by a gang of men. Jassi’s body was found a day later in a ditch, her throat slit. Her husband Mitoo survived the attack. In 2005, seven men were convicted in India on charges including murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the death of Jassi and the attempted murder of Mitoo. Three had their convictions overturned on appeal.

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Council looking to set new standard for landlords

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by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter Council will check with its lawyer to see if the district can look into any other properties owned by the same owner following duplex fire in December. Coun. Cheryl Ashlie pushed for the decision after hearing an update Monday on the house at 21719 – 117th Ave., from fire chief Dane Spence. Council decided to refer that to the district’s lawyer. She feared an incident similar to that which happened in Vancouver in December 2010, when a rooming house fire claimed three lives. Public works general manager Frank Quinn, however, doubted that the district could look at properties owned by one particular individual, if there were no complaints about those other properties. “I’m not sure we can – but we can at least ask the question,” Quinn said. Spence, though, said he hadn’t researched any of other properties owned by Jack Athwal, who owns the duplex. He isn’t aware, either, of any problems with any of Athwal’s other buildings. Until recently, the duplex had been managed “quite appropriately,” he said. “It was never on our radar.” According to an earlier staff report, Athwal owns more than 30 rental units in Maple Ridge. He also owned most of the units in Northumberland Court,

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A fire occurred in duplex in December. which was only demolished late last year after consuming much district staff time over the years. The first fire in the duplex started on a mattress inside the house and left four tenants homeless just before Christmas. The upper floor of the duplex was damaged by smoke while the area below was damaged by water. Half the duplex was deemed unsafe as a result. But three days later, around 8:30 a.m. on Boxing Day, a trailer parked in the driveway went up in smoke. All of the duplex now has been declared unfit for habitation and needs structural and electrical repairs, Spence said. Athwal has been told this, he added. “If the owner does not respect the no-occupancy signage and the spirit behind it, then we will escalate our methods to keep the situation safe.” That could include hiring a security guard or installing fencing around the property, at the owner’s expense, to

ensure no one gets into the building. “Really, the ball is in his court as to how he wants to proceed and we’re not prepared to have people living in those conditions.” Coun. Corisa Bell supported Ashlie’s idea and said it could set a new standard for landlords in Maple Ridge. But Coun. Al Hogarth asked how far they wanted to go. “Because I can tell you right now, there are a lot of homes in Maple Ridge that don’t have [hard-wired] smoke detectors.” If the district started focusing on one individual or a type of accommodation, “you’re going to shut down half the homes in Maple Ridge.” Hogarth, who manages rental properties, said he met with Athwal and said people have to have the chance to make repairs. If the district knew about a situation and tragedy occurred the district could be found as not having done its due diligence.

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Risky business Enbridge Inc. reported a leak from one of its pipelines the same day public hearings began into the company’s proposed $5.5 billion Northern Gateway project. A helicopter inspection found a three-foot patch of bubbles near the Calgary company’s Stingray natural gas pipeline, 100 kilometres from the Louisiana coast. Enbridge has experienced a series of spills in the past two years, which have undermined its arguments on safety. Tuesday, chiefs and elders from the Haisla first nations community, located on Douglas Channel near Kitimat (“People of the Snow”), warned the a three-member federal review panel that an oil spill would devastate their way of life. They have lived in the area for up to 2,000 years and rely on the ocean for food – salmon, halibut, cod, clams, crabs and shrimp. Enbridge contends that a 1,172-kilometre twin pipeline, between the Alberta oil sands and Kitimat, can be built and operated safely – with tugboat support, navigational aids and a mountain tunnel. The westbound pipeline would carry bitumen to ocean tankers to carry the oil product to Asian markets; the eastbound pipe-line would carry natural gas condensate. But the channel has a history of violent winds, earthquakes and avalanches, heavy rain causing mudslides. Part of the pipeline would pass through an area with clay soil known for landslides. Furthermore, tankers would navigate Hecate Strait, ranked by Environment Canada as the fourth most dangerous body of water in the world, with waves recorded as high as 26 metres. Sounds challenging. And how would Enbridge get to a pipeline leak buried under five feet of snow? It seems like a recipe for disaster, a matter of when, not if. The unwelcoming geography of northern B.C. alone poses enough risks, not to mention the potential disruptions to the Haisla people and their history, that Enbridge’s pipeline and tanker plan should be reconsidered. Why not find another route? Some have suggested reversing the flow east, or to Prince Rupert, which already has a large port, and a natural gas line. But the latter would be longer, more costly, and not without its own environmental concerns. Why take the chance? – The News

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Why are things the way they are? Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

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eorge Bernard Shaw helps explain the thinking of social activists in any time frame: if things aren’t Along the Fraser Jack Emberly right in society, change them. In the 1960s, Robert Kennedy set out to end racial segregation in the U.S. knowing it would involve a fight. Tommy Douglas, an enlightened Canadian politician, rolled up his sleeves to create medicare. In Maple Ridge, Oosha Ramsoondar, an NDPer in this time frame, wants to change the direction our society takes as financial strains are placed on institutions such as health, welfare, education, and the environment. Oosha’s also a member of the local Raging Grannies, songsters who insert local concerns such as pedestrian safety into tunes such as She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain When She Comes. It’s important, Oosha says, to increase citizen influence over decisions that affect our daily life and identity. “The majority of people are alienated from the political system,” says Oosha. “People say the political, economic, finan-

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cial, and societal institutions have lost their relevancy and usefulness because they’re not helping to make living better for us. They’ve been rendered toothless. We need to remodel the old system, the institutions, and replace them.” Initiative for fixing the system, says Oosha, must come from the bottom up. “Politics is a means of influencing development, but we need to put fires under the system to get it moving. It’s my responsibility to be politically aware and active. We all have to tell the politicians, the elite, that they can’t be comfortable; we have to stand up, walk and march at the same time in the politically part content and we have to describe the scene we want.” Last year, in an attempt to encourage others to do just that, Oosha and a group of dedicated volunteers established a local chapter of Cinema Politica. It’s a nationwide outreach of the NDP that uses documentaries to spread awareness of issues like how the tax burden should be shared, Canada’s role in Afghanistan, how the wealth of the nation should be distributed, and private or public control of drinking water. Issues, Oosha says, that should not be decided by politicians alone. One of the first documentaries CP screened last March was narrated by Maude Barlow’s of the Council of Canadians. Water on the Table was viewed enthusiastically by students at Thomas Haney secondary. “We show films that you won’t see in regular places but should be discussed at the local level,” Oosha told her audience.

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“This one is about the accessibility of water. Should it be a human right without payment to corporations or private industry?” Oosha directed her young audience to think about the question after listening to facts about the Alberta tar sands revealed in the documentary: it takes three barrels of water to get one barrel of oil; if a tailing pond on the site breaks, it will destroy the water table; companies working in the oil industry see water as a commodity similar to gold. After the viewing, Oosha invited students to become members of Cinema Politica. Presentations of CP since then, particularly one titled How the Media Portrays the Middle Class (unfavorably), have been well attended by young folks. Recently, the question of who should own the rights to water made our local news. In Abbotsford’s municipal elections, an overwhelming number of voters spoke out against privatization and retired a mayor who favored it. CP is a working group within the Golden Ears Transition Initiative, an offshoot of the CEED Centre. “It [CEED] plays a pivotal role by getting organizations involved in creating the community we want,” says Oosha. “We’re so lucky to have it.” CP begins its 2012 season Jan. 19, with The Yes Men Fix The World. The “Yes Men” are Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, gonzo journalists who humorously impersonate corporate leaders to expose the dark motivations of the one percent. See Emberly, p7

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THE NEWS/letters Let voice be heard EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Justice for Jassi might occur EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Let me see if I understand this. Our government lies to us prior to an election about bringing in a tax called HST. For that the federal government gives B.C. $1.6 billion. The people of B.C. vote to get rid of this nefarious tax, but the federal government demands its full $1.6 billion back, over five years. This, despite the fact that it made a huge amount of money off the despised tax, and our provincial liberal government agrees. So far in the 12 years of Liberal rule, my perception of the British Columbia party is it has been the most corrupt, secretive, incompetent and self-indulgent group of ‘leaders’ I know. No wonder apathy is rife and the voting is polarized. Don’t let apathy win, get out and let your voice be heard. STAN HUTCHISON MAPLE RIDGE

What about privacy? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

The National Energy Board has posted every home address of the 4,522 registrants signed up to make an oral statement about Enbridge and its pipeline during the joint review process underway now in northern B.C. Wow. Last I checked, this government body was still regulated by the Privacy Act and it’s purpose: “The purpose of this act is to extend the present laws of Canada that protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by a government institution and that provide individuals with a right of access to that information.” So, care to explain the apparent contradiction NEB? CHERYL BARON MAPLE RIDGE

Debate on Enbridge pipeline Emberly from p6 The location is Maple Ridge council chambers, 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Sean Devlin, of Truthfool Communications, and discussion will follow the film. Upcoming: The Golden Ears Writers are hosting a panel of self-published writers in the ACT lobby on Jan. 17 – 7 p.m. The topic is self-publishing. Writers will share their experiences. All welcome. Public input on the Enbridge pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta to Prince Rupert and from there to China begins this month. It will be a heated debate. Question: is there no better way to maintain economic prosperity in Canada than by the promotion of an energy source that will further pollute the world? The other question is whether government and multinational corporations will decide the outcome here, or will that come from the people of this country? Jack Emberly is a retired teacher, local author and environmentalist.

online comments Gordon Q Schwartz · BALI: Re: Maple Ridge council may not be able to do anything about Blue Mountain quarry (mapleridgenews.com). One of the things nobody seems to pay attention to is coming up with a useful conclusion to any of these projects. What can be done when the gravel is all tapped out? There’s nothing inherently wrong with digging up the earth for our own purposes, and we do have the option of restoration when we are finished.

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The mother and uncle of Jassi Sidhu (above) now face extradition to India to face charges for murder 11 years ago.

Re: Maple Ridge mother, uncle arrested for murder (mapleridgenews.com) Finally, it appears rightful justice might take place, that confidence in the RCMP might be restored. After 11 years we can look forward to Jassi’s mother and uncle being brought to trial for the unbelievable crime of killing a member of their own family simply because they didn’t agree with what she was doing and decided that she must die for going against the patriarch’s wishes. Regimes of control like this should be exposed and made public and we should not allow ethnic based exercises such as this to take place on Canadian soil. And when they do they must be dealt with quicker than the 11 year period this incident took before some type of action occurred. This is the hearing I want to see televised, not the ones about the Stanley Cup rioters. MIKE TUZZI MAPLE RIDGE

Prisoners need someone who cares EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Prisoners warehoused like dogs in a kennel (Letters, Jan. 6). It is obvious that our current system of incarcerating inmates doesn’t work. From what you describe, there doesn’t seem to be an interest in trying to rehabilitate, but rather just to placate the general public into believing the effort is there. Our purpose seems to be to remove criminals from society in an effort to protect the innocent. And, yes, we all need to suffer the consequences of our actions and be held accountable. However, I’d be interested to see the statistics showing the state of a prisoner after he has served his sentence. How can someone come out of the system as a more honest, forthright member of society? The rehabilitation programs that you speak of seem to be another way of sweeping a problem under the carpet, that there is no easy way to resolve. Because inmates often come from a less than desirable past, it is a difficult situation to deal with because now we’re talking about counselling and the inexact science of the mind. You didn’t mention what you are in prison for, Mr. Lukyn. And, you will

undoubtedly get some angry comments thrown your way for various reasons. Many people see our prison system as cushy compared to others around the world. However, regardless of why you’re there, the system simply does not work to rehabilitate and prevent re-offending. If there was a system that would work, it would cost a lot more money than what is currently put forth, so who would pay for that? And, exactly what kind of system would work? I can understand why people don’t care about prisoners. Some of them have committed horrific crimes that are unforgivable. But we do need to see others as fellow humans and try to get to the root of the problem in order to prevent more and more people from committing crimes. Why don’t we prosecute the real offenders, often the parents? Why are they never held accountable? Any idiot can have a child and raise it by winging it, and if you’ve come from an abusive past yourself, there’s a better chance that you’ll repeat the same patterns when raising your own child. What about the poor children who are abused and left to fend for themselves as broken adults? Especially when society doesn’t have the knowledge or the heart

to do the right thing and help them? When someone is trying to rehabilitate themselves, I think that the most important thing is to have at least one person who cares for them, who believes in them. Another important, and often missed, factor is that they have to stop hanging around the same people as they did before. If they want a new life, they need new friends and acquaintances. And, they need to stop feeling sorry for themselves, blaming others for their misfortune, and feeling a need to get whatever they want because people owe them. It’s not the innocent people around them who are to blame. And, the self pity will only keep them in the same state and lead to a guarantee that they’ll never change. Your article is an attempt to reach out and show us that there are prisoners who want help but can’t get it. It is heart breaking to see that we, as a society, still struggle with how to deal with human pain such as yours. It seems that your only hope is to take it upon yourself to get the help you need. And, you will succeed if you truly want to. D. NELSON MAPLE RIDGE

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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.

Re: Export of natural gas resources to China (Letters, Jan. 6). Sandra Robinson is obviously not aware of what is happening in Tumbler Ridge and the “fracking”

they use to extract the natural gas. Firstly, they are using the water of our pristine lakes, adding a mixture of toxins, which they inject into the ground there. The toxic water, as it rises, then

contaminates the soil, the drinking water, and could make them and the animals very ill, not to speak of the amount of pristine water used in the process. The government had promised not to go ahead

with the method of extraction until the public, along with the native community were consulted. That has never happened. Shame, shame. HELGA URIA MAPLE RIDGE


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Lot 720, District Lot 278, New Westminster District, Plan 114; Lot 724, District Lot 278, New Westminster District, Plan 114, Group 1, Except Plan East 7 FT; Lot 723, District Lot 278, New Westminster District, Plan 114, Group 1; Lot 724, District Lot 278, New Westminster District, Plan 114, Group 1, Except Plan East 7 FT.

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MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6738-2010 Lot 720, District Lot 278, New Westminster District, Plan 114; Lot 724, District Lot 278, New Westminster District, Plan 114, Group 1, Except Plan East 7 FT; Lot 723, District Lot 278, New Westminster District, Plan 114, Group 1; Lot 724, District Lot 278, New Westminster District, Plan 114, Group 1, Except Plan East 7 FT.

The District of Maple Ridge is inviting tender offers from interested, qualified and experienced Contractors for the supply of all labour, equipment and materials for the roof replacement at the Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment. A complete copy of this Invitation to Tender is available for download from BCBid at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. A MANDATORY site visit has been scheduled for 9:30 am on January 19, 2012. Site Visit attendees are requested to meet at the District of Maple Ridge City Hall Reception area located at 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, B.C.

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The Contractor or Contractor’s representative to the bid walk shall bring proof of personal identification such as driver’s license at the time of the bid walk. Any employee who does not meet this security screening will not be permitted to review the site or to participate in the tender process. Sealed quotations will be received at the location below on or before 2:00 P.M. Local Time, January 31, 2012.

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 January 6 to January 17, 2012, 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., January 17, 2012. All written submissions and e-mails will become part of the public record. Dated this 6th day of January, 2012. Ceri Marlo Manager of Legislative Services

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Homeowners in Pitt Meadows could see their taxes drop even further if councillors back a proposal by one of them to slash a proposed rate change for 2012 by another per cent. Coun. Janis Elkerton is set to bring a resolution to council on Tuesday to reduce the proposed residential tax increase by one per cent, to 2.93 from 3.93 per cent. To offset the decrease, she’d like to increase all other classes by one per cent. She also wants the guiding principal for all future budgets to be the equivalent of the annual Consumer Price Index per cent increase. Elkerton will be making her pitch the same night the city’s 2012 tax rate bylaw, with the proposed 3.93 increase, is set to get three readings. “This is the biggest item we deal with,” said Elkerton. “We don’t have to rush it.” City council settled on the 3.93 rate change in mid-December after spending hours fine-tuning the budget for the 2012 fiscal year. Although council managed to reduce the 4.75 tax rate increase initially pitched by staff by 20 per cent,

Elkerton said she was uncomfortable with it and abstained from voting. During the Christmas break, she decided to gather information to pitch her case to other councillors. “I have never voted against a budget - ever,” said Elkerton, who previously spent 14 years on council. “It is not good enough just to say no. You have to go look for solution.” Elkerton found out that in 2009 all other classes had a zero per cent increase. She also believes there are other areas where cuts can be made, such as $12,000 being spent on a survey of residents that’s been conducted by the city every three years, and another $200,000 being spent to paint the arenas. “We had the survey. We had an election. We found out what people were concerned about,” said Elkerton, adding painting the arena is “a nicety versus a necessity” that can be done when the city has more cash. She’s also alarmed at the city’s debt, which currently sits at $16 million. “I am just having trouble with how fast the debt ran up,” she said, noting that the city was debt-free four years ago when she last sat on council. “We are not immune to the fiscal problems of the rest of the world and Canada. I really think we have to tighten our fiscal belt and look at way of reducing the tax burden.” See Taxes, p9

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Neighbours in Pitt disagree on dogs Want city to shut down home grooming business by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter Pitt Meadows residents who blame a home-based dog grooming business for barking pooches, an increase in traffic and dogs defecating on their lawns are petitioning the city to shut it down. Pawsitively Paws Dog Grooming began running afoul of neighbours last September soon after it relocated from a mall to a cul-de-sac with six homes on McMyn Avenue. Renia Fisher, who presented city council with a petition from 24 homeowners on her street on Tuesday, claims the business has been a nuisance from the start. Fisher and her

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Neighbours claim the business has increased traffic on this cul-de-sac at the end of McMyn Road. neighbours voiced their concerns about to the woman who owns the grooming business, but say their concerns were curtly dismissed. After contacting the city and finding their complaint was not adequately addressed, two neighbours set out to gather signatures for a petition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not trying to anger anybody,â&#x20AC;? said Fisher. She has proposed the city adopted a â&#x20AC;&#x153;home-based business

questionnaire,â&#x20AC;? currently used by New Westminster, which is filled out by nearby residents before a license is granted. Fisher said neighbours only learned about the dog grooming business after it opened and clients began clogging the culde-sac with their cars, sometimes even parking on her lawn. Another neighbour, however, feels differently about the business and emailed council to voice her

support for it. In an email, Jen Obermeyer wrote the woman who owns Pawsitively Paws is a widow who has clearly been affected by the animosity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am appalled that the neighbours would go to such lengths to try and oust someone from this neighbourhood,â&#x20AC;? she said. The city, too, found no issues with the dog grooming business after visits by the bylaw department, including one from the RCMP to monitor traffic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is absolutely no reason to pull this womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business license. She is following all the rules and regulations of our bylaws,â&#x20AC;? said Mayor Deb Walters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has only been operating for three or four months. Businesses have to go through growing pains and if we are going to be good neighbours, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work together and resolve any problems.â&#x20AC;?

Ridge RCMP seize $30,000+ in drugs Mounties seized cash and illegal drugs worth more than $30,000 from an apartment in Maple Ridge on Wednesday. Ridge Meadows RCMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Street Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at the residence on Lougheed Highway near 228th Street just after 4 p.m. and arrested three men, aged 18, 20 and 21.

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Violent assault Ridge Meadows RCMP are praising the actions of a man who helped a Mountie take another man into custody following a domestic assault. See RCMP, p14

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‘Eligibility expanded, not size of pot’ Grants from front Last year, the Family Education and Support Centre in Maple Ridge saw its funds from gambling slashed to $49,000 in 2010-2011, from $72,000 the year before. The centre has applied for $95,000 for 2011-2012. “We’re still trying to catch up from the last, huge devastating cuts that we experienced,” previously, said Luxemburg-Hyam. In 2006, the centre received about $115,000 in gaming dollars. The Family Education and Support Centre offers courses in parenting, health and safety and mental health issues to families in need and has a core staff of nine. L u x e m b u r g - H ay m said a long-term strategy to deal with poverty is needed, otherwise the need for funding only will increase. “We see a lot of families at the centre. The need this year around our hamper program was absolutely huge.” With the cold weather settling in, people are

now asking for coats and blankets. At the Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre Society, exe c u t ive - d i r e c t o r Audrey Taylor pointed out its gambling funding was cut 20 per cent, down to $100,000 in 2009, and remains at that level. The society has already had its funds of that amount confirmed for this year and is awaiting word from gaming on whether it can apply for more. The reduction wasn’t as deep as it was for other agencies. “But

We have long waiting lists. It makes a big difference in the services we can provide.” The money only can be used for the First Steps Program, which helps families of toddlers with developmental delays until they’re of school age. Waiting lists for programs at the centre stretch anywhere from six months to a year. “It allows us to increase our staffing.” Taylor added that the society used to get bingo funds in the spring, when its fis-

“We’re still trying to catch up from the last, huge devastating cuts that we experienced.” Faye Luxemburg-Hyam, executive director Family Education and Support Centre it was significant and it affected us and it’s still affecting us,” Taylor said. “We’re dealing with vulnerable children and their families and every dollar counts.

cal year starts. When the government eliminated those in favour of community grants, “things have been very unsettled since then. “I’m hoping with the

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Katzie First Nation have applied for a lease so they can build the gravel operation, which would last for more than a century, and produce 225,000 tonnes yearly, below the threshold required for an environmental impact assessment. The ministry says the Land Act requires an applicant to, “observe, abide and comply with all applicable laws, bylaws, orders, directions, ordinances and regulations of any competent governmental authority.” Put it in writing, though, says the mayor and senior staff at district hall. “That’s what we’re asking them to confirm,” said Frank Quinn, public works general manager. “Part of our letter will be asking them to confirm that in writing.” A staff report this week questions whether Maple Ridge could enforce any of the above regulations, let alone require changes to its official community plan and zoning bylaw. Maple Ridge’s long-term plan doesn’t identify the area for use as a gravel pit. Quinn said that on previous developments that took place on Crown land within municipalities, provincial law overrode municipal law. Maple Ridge’s lawyer has the same advice, which means the proposal could go forward with little input from the district.

Tuesday, council approved sending a letter to the ministry, outlining its concerns, with copies to Katzie First Nation and MLA Marc Dalton (Maple Ridge-Mission). The ministry also says the provincial government can collect gravel royalties and that the district “may have the ability” to collect levies. “We’ve got our list of things. We’ve got to advocate for the community on what we want to see done,” said Mayor Ernie Daykin. “If it’s going to have a negative impact on Maple Ridge, there’s a number of things that have to be taken care of.” Daykin said he left a message with Katzie chief Jay Bailey, but hasn’t heard back. Canadian Aggregates and Katzie First Nation have applied to the Integrated Land Management Bureau for a Crown lease on the property. They submitted a draft plan last May. In one section, the plan says there are no fish-bearing streams on the site, but the district report challenges that. The applicants have proposed building a road through the forest, connecting north 256th Street to Dewdney Trunk Road around 272nd Street, to spare gravel trucks running down 256th Street. An open house is planned. No decision has been made on the application.

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Elements showcases sacred geometry design strategy

Langley condos provide sacred decor A lot of thought goes into the design of a home development, but one condo project in Langley has taken it to the next level. Elements, from Sandhill Development, has adopted the concept of sacred geometry, which assigns meaning and significance to shapes and proportions found in nature, as a guiding principle behind its interior design. Sacred geometry has been used to plan religious buildings for thousands of years. It takes natural shapes – like hexagons and curves – and brings them into structures. Danielle Lareau, principal designer at Vancouver’s Giraffe Design, took charge at Elements, using curves, lines and colours to mirror the natural world. This is most obvious in the lobbies of the three residential buildings at Elements, each

with their own theme: gold, silver and bronze. The gold lobby is symbolized by a circle with a curved star inside, a shape prominent in the floor tile and repeated in the wall pattern and even on the ceiling. Lareau says these circular shapes represent femininity, while the more linear silver lobby evokes the masculine side of the equation. This space, symbolized by three wavy lines, is the opposite of the gold lobby. The silver building sustains the theme with its square wall decor and harder-edged seating. Lareau says the design at Elements is meant to balance both masculine and feminine aspects, bringing harmony to the space. “It’s known to affect our well being,” she says, “and that’s what people are looking for right now.”

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Alexandra Gate hits regal note in Richmond by Kerry Vital

Buyers are sure to be lining up to take a look at Alexandra Gate, opening soon in a prime location in Richmond. Built specifically to be a groundoriented development, buyers at Alexandra Gate will feel an immediate sense of peace and safety as soon as they set foot on the property. “It’s set up to (have) a more pedestrian-friendly feel,” says Steveston Real Estate president Sean Lawson. “It makes for a more appealing sense of community.” The 193 homes are split into a mix of sleek two-storey city homes and stylish urban condominiums. The city homes provide the bottom two levels of the four-storey buildings, while the condos fill the upper floors. Thus, city home buyers will have their own private double garage and front door access.

It is purposefully the most affordable thing out there,” says Steveston Real Estate president Sean Lawson.

steel appliances. Sophisticated fauxwood grain cabinets are complemented by a ceramic tile backsplash and an undermount double-bowl sink perfect for all your food preparation needs. If you’re in need of a quiet oasis, the bathrooms at Alexandra Gate are the perfect place. Outfitted with a large soaker tub with a full-height ceramic tile shower surround and elegant inlaid trim, the bathrooms are made for a bubble bath with a good book. Stone-look laminate countertops and backsplash, together with a large mirror and light bar, are beautiful touches. The grand opening will take place on Jan. 21, but potential homeowners who have pre-registered will be given the chance to see the homes on Jan. 19 and 20, Lawson says. “It’s a good idea to register online,” he says. “You will get the original pricing and the best selection.” Pricing was especially important to Steveston Real Estate, Lawson says. With Richmond becoming one of the most expensive real estate markets,

young buyers aren’t always able to find something within their price range. This isn’t true at Alexandra Gate. “It is purposefully the most affordable thing out there,” Lawson says, adding that the units are definitely appealing to younger buyers. “They must be able to afford it,” he says. “We developed it with that in mind.” Homeowners at Alexandra Gate will be able to take advantage of a private

full-service gym, movie theatre with a big-screen TV, large daycare facility and a private common garden, among other amenities. The development is just one kilometre from Aberdeen Centre and its SkyTrain station, and close to several other Richmond shopping centres, recreation facilities and dining. Condo homes start at $188,800, and city homes start at $388,800. To preregister, visit www.cambieliving.com/ alexandragate or call 604-279-8866.

The entire feel of the development is extremely calm, since only half of the homes use the lobby and elevator. This means there will be less congestion at peak times. There is no shortage of amazing features inside either, including nine-foot ceilings in most homes. The kitchens are particularly spectacular, with granite countertops and stainless-

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Steveston Real Estate’s Alexandra Gate is opening soon in central Richmond, and features beautiful nine-foot ceilings, top, spacious kitchens, above, and living areas complemented by laminate flooring and plenty of natural light, left.


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THE NEWS/home&gardening Protecting plants from winter damage T

hanks to La Nina, our winter so far has been milder and drier than usual. However, winter doesn’t end until March 20, so there could still be challenging weather ahead. We all have unhappy memories of the severe cold at the end of last Gardening February. The good Brian Minter news is we can take some steps to minimize the affects. The first suggestion I would like to make pertains to hardiness. Most of us know which hardiness zone we live in and should, therefore, be planting only those plants that will tolerate that zone. Certainly slight variations will exist, but as a rule of thumb, most of the plants zoned for your region will take the worst most winters have to offer. If you don’t know your zone, you can easily find out from a local nursery. Greater Vancouver is generally rated Zone 7, and as you move east through the valley, Zone 6 is the norm. From experience, I know that no gardener worth his or her salt pays much attention to zones. Virtually all gardeners set out plants they know are not hardy in their region, but they insist that with a little extra protection, these plants will survive. Unfortunately, that protection is not always applied until it’s too late. There are, however, some techniques that can add a few degrees of hardiness to many plants. One thing I noticed after an early November cold spell three years ago was that plants growing in very well-drained, sandy soil survived the cold with the least amount of damage. It seems that if a plant’s roots have had to work harder for moisture and food, the plant is tougher and stops growing earlier in the fall. As a consequence, its branches and buds become dormant earlier, preventing severe damage from the cold. These plants also tend to stay dormant longer and suffer far less root damage because with a lower moisture content, the soil is not moved about so much by the frost. Planting all your plants, particularly the softer ones, in well-drained sandy loam is a sure way to toughen them up. Further protection for more tender plants

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As if the severe wind on our more tender broadleaved plants, like aucubas (above), is not bad enough, winter sunshine can burn their foliage. is a good mulching with fir or hemlock bark mulch or even with sawdust. Mulching makes an incredible difference both in summer and winter. It retains critical moisture necessary at both times of the year. Immediately after a cold spell, when the temperature is on the rise and the frost is coming out of the ground, it’s essential to get moisture back into our plants, especially for those planted under eaves. Soak the living daylights out of the foliage of broadleaved plants and thoroughly penetrate the root system with water. A good watering can really make quite a difference to the amount of damage to so many plants. Desiccation from cold, drying winter winds is another major problem. As if the severe wind on our more tender broadleaved plants, like aucubas, photinias, rhododendrons and azaleas, is not bad enough, winter sunshine can burn their foliage. Not only is it important to create wind

breaks around our softer plants, it’s also essential to keep winter sunshine off them in severe cold. We always winter our rhododendrons in a lath house that both shades them and acts as a wind break. One of the important things to do, particularly where plants are exposed to cold outflow winds, is to create a tripod of strong bamboo canes and wrap the plants with the new insulating cloth, ‘N-Sulate’, which can make a eight to 10 degrees C difference. It is also important to check bulbs and roots stored in garages and sheds to make sure they are insulated from severe cold and freezing. Small greenhouses are wonderful for starting new plants and keeping over old ones, but plastic and glass are very susceptible to cold. Greenhouses need to be not only heated, but insulated with bubble poly on the inside to help alleviate the severity of the cold.

Wet heavy snow can break and bend many weaker plants, so staking them and wrap them tightly with twine for extra support will make a huge difference. Experiencing numerous years of cold winters in our gardens has taught us many good lessons. First and foremost, never let your guard down. A couple of years of mild winters can lull us into winter complacency. Make sure you always prepare the appropriate winter protection. Secondly, as bad as it may seem, don’t assume the worst until new growth appears, or doesn’t appear, in the spring. Finally, cold winters are just a part of the gardening cycle. Passionate gardeners will keep on planting tender plants – losing a few is part of the learning curve we all go through. Brian Minter owns and operates Minter Gardens just outside of Chilliwack.

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• Highland Creek new 2 storey homes. Fully finished basements with separate entrance • Maple kitchen with granite countertops & island, pantry • Great room with gas fireplace • 4 bedrooms upstairs and den on the main, 5th bdrm in bsmt • Includes 5 appliances & blinds • Greenbelt/park setting near schools & park

OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT FRI 1 - 4

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1 - 4

VIEW OF THE VALLEY AND MOUNTAINS

Silver Heights Estates

Johnny Pacheco, Ron Antalek, Rob Johnson, Nancy Newman (admin), Brianne Isherwood (admin), Cory Lunsted, Louise Antalek*

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3 LEVEL HOME $387,900

24288 - 102B Avenue, Maple Ridge • 2102 square foot 2 storey home with a finished basement • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Ensuite has a soaker tub and a separate shower • Island & breakfast bar in the kitchen Gas fireplace • Laminate floors & new tile bathroom floors

Starting at $599,900

Hostess at 13751 Silver Valley Road, Maple Ridge • Silver Views new 2 storey homes ready to move into • Only 3 left. Finished basements with separate entrance • 2 homes with 2 bedroom legal suites • Deluxe finishings • Double and triple garages • Great location

22308 D Dewdney d T Trunk kR Road, d M Maple l Rid Ridge # 2 - 19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

Starting at $359,900

Showhome at #7 - 13771 - 232A Street, Maple Ridge (off 232 St. onto Silver Valley Rd.) • • • • • •

New townhomes with finished basements Some have a view 3 and 4 bedrooms Maple cabinets, granite countertops 5 appliances and blinds included • Gas fireplace Single and double garages to choose from

Each office independently owned and operated

NEW HOMES WITH A FINISHED BASEMENT Showhome at 24256 - 101A Avenue, Maple Ridge Starting at $489,900 • New 2 storey homes with 2 bedrooms in the daylight basements with a separate entrance • Gas fireplace in the family room. Maple Kitchens • Double and single garages • Only 3 left!!! • Also a 3 year new 2 storey home for $384,900 24275 - 101A Ave.

604.466.2838


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TEAMTELEP www.teamtelep.com Lisa 604-970-2209 • lisa@teamtelep.com •

Dave 604-341-0783

#24-11229 232nd Street

OPEN SAT & SUN 2-4 PM

OPEN SAT & SUN 2-4 PM

NEW LISTING • • • • •

End unit in great location within complex Over 1200 sq. ft. of living space$699,900 Very private back yard 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms Close to schools, transit and shopping

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

$274,900 24355 102nd Ave.

$624,900

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

11179 Creekside St. $149,900 • PRICE OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4

20277 Ditton St.

509,900

$

MLS# V921999

489,000

TRAVIS FRANKLIN

• Custom built home with 16 ft ceilings • Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances • Great open floor plan • Large master with full ensuite incl. double sinks, granite, separate tub and shower Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

Residential & Commercial Real Estate

Cell: 604-351-0235 • E-mail: travis_franklin@telus.net OPEN SUNDAY 12-3

OPEN SUNDAY 12-3

#37-21555 Dewdney Trunk Rd. $519,900 $269,900

FORCLOSURE

INCLUDES HST!

• Why rent when you can own? • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom • 1020 sq. ft., renovated • laminate floors, designer colours

• 4 bdrm 2 storey with walk out basement • Granite counters & hardwood throughout • Quality builder, quality finishings! • Stainless steel appliances • Great Family neighbourhood

$619,900

$

MLS# V904889

11649 Ritchie Ave.

• Large two storey with fully finished basement • Kitchen has an island and lots of cupboard space • 3 bdrms up including master with large ensuite • Covered deck off the back and fenced yard

$379,900

10429 Tamarack

$100,000

Call Dave at 604-341-0783

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

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389,900

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549,900

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11871 GEE STREET

11885 216TH ST.

11339 DARTFORD ST.

FANTASTIC LOCATION

CENTRAL LOCATION

ORIGINAL HAMMOND HOME

• • • • •

• 4 bdrms with 3 baths • Large rec room with full wet bar • Shopping & School within walking distance

“Our service will move you.” 5 ACRES

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3 bdrm with 3 baths Huge kitchen with large island Master with an amazing shower Separate detached 20 x 20 shop Large 17,424 sq ft lot

MLS # V905829

• • • •

5 bedrooms, 4 baths Completely Renovated Original wood floors & windows Nanny Suite

MLS # V911921

M LS # V911489

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4 PM

OPEN SUN. JAN. 15TH 2-4PM

A great hobby farm that is totally usable and all fenced. This property hasEaD big pasture area and huge barn C UCE D E D Uand R EhasDbeen Rpower with oversized doors. The home totally remodelled and has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a nice family/TV area and a huge country kitchen. The property has great potential for subdivision and is great for horses. Asking $769,000

RON MITCHELL

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D U BYPASS R EHANEY 36 22751 Beautiful 2 bdrm, 3 level town home with fully developed bsmt. This 2,200 sq. ft. end unit is more like a duplex than a town house. Loads of parking and storage! Great for entertaining! $389,500!

JOHN JOHNSON 604-727-5531

Cell 604-617-9642 www.ronmitchell.bc.ca

email: jj1946@shaw.ca

#30 - 12099 237TH ST.

33271 - 14TH AVE, MISSON

• • • • • •

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3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath d Private/Fenced back yard Offered Garage at only Laminate Floors $ New roof on complex 229,500 Bring us an offer

1540 sq ft Rancher 3 Bed/2 Bath Central Location Full Crawlspace Newer Roof, Laminate Floors Private Backyard

Offered at only $

309,900

5 ACRES - VERY PRIVATE • • • • •

First time on Market 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom 1000 sq ft shop New roof, well maintained Close to school and Whonnock Lake • In-law suite potential • Incredibly serene setting

Offered at only $

679,900

A PLACE TO CALL HOME

# 9 12099 237 TH ST

#323 - 22661 Lougheed Highway Bright and spacious two bedroom corner suite, freshly painted and move-in ready. Huge in-suite laundry, cozy gas fireplace, bay windows. Shopping and transit are just outside the door for the ultimate in convenience. Small pets welcomed! $173,900.

MAGGIE PRINCE

• • • • •

2 PETS ALLOWED WOW!! ONLY $ 2 Bedrooms 2 Parking Spots Corner Ground Floor Unit Private Yard

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604-862-4524

MPRINCE@MACREALTY.COM

Maple Ridge Office 22718 Lougheed Highway

218,000

ROGER CUMMINGS

604.828.7643

#2 - 11954 Hawthorne

Nestled on a private no thru street, this 4 bedroom basement entry has it all. Warm and inviting. Big country kitchen with solid oak cabinets. Wainscotting details , designer colours. Generous sized master. Comfy family room, huge back yard. New roof with 35 year warranty. Double car garage and extra parking too. Asking $439,000 MLS #V917920

Al & Brenda JENKINS 604.467.3871 www.brendajenkins.com

604.467.3871

For a virtual tour, go to You Tube and type in the listing address

www.macrealty.com

www.macrealty.com www.macauction.ca


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550-20395 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge (Westgate Centre) T: 604-465-0030 F: 604-465-0016

A123-2099 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam T: 604-468-0010 F: 604-468-0042

“It’s a SIGN we should meet”

Walking Distance to Everything! • • • • •

www.JohnKenneyProperties.comG

Downtown Maple Ridge Quiet side of building Over 1000 square feet 2 bedrooms Strata fee includes heat, gas, and hot water

$

Mention this ad to receive FREE evaluation and EXTRA GSAVINGS

550-20395 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge Located in Westgate Centre.

JOHN KENNEY 604-727-7848 JohnKenney@kw.com

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160,000

Whether you’re buying or selling, it all starts here. Keller Williams Elite Realty

$

1,195,000

23931 106 Avenue, Maple Ridge V2W 1E4 13175 239B Street

RYAN HARTT

Call 778-866-7478 www.RyanHartt.ca

FREE 3 MINUTE HOME EVALUATION

Andy Wallace 604.323.3613

LOOKING to buy or sell? Contact me for a free, no obligation, market evaluation!

andywallace@shaw.ca

missionridgehomes.com

Open House Sat & Sun Jan. 14-15 2-4

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5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,349 sq ft. Sub Zero Fridge, Wolf Six Burner Gas Range, Smart Wired - Home Automation, Gorgeous View of Golden Ears Mountains. MLS# V907637

KENSINGTON PARK Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Service in Korean and English

Julia Perrie

roychoi.ca

soldbyroy@gmail.com

604-313-6158

FOR A FREE, NO OBLIGATION, MARKET EVALUATION CALL ME, ANYTIME!

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, January 15, 1-4 pm #37-19160 119 Avenue, Pitt Meadows $

369,900

29378 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission

11282 Burnett Street, Maple Ridge

This 3800 sq.ft., 4 bedrooms home sits on 2.03 acres of natural charm, home boasts real hardwood floors, updated colors, large rooms and 3 fireplaces. Large detached shop is perfect for all your toys or for the car nut in you. Enjoy your natural surroundings on your large outdoor deck. Gated property. Bring your offer.

This beautiful 3 bed/3 bath 1/2 duplex has everything you need. Recent renovations include: kitchen, fixtures, hardwood floors, roof w/25 year warranty, HW tank, SS fridge & induction stove, carpets, paint in warm designer colors, lots of storage & more. Bonus of extra rec room & huge yard. Must be seen.

REDUCED! $

328,800

richardburleigh.com

#204 19236 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

369,900

778-878-1347

10078 243 Street, Maple Ridge

#3501 2980 Atlantic Ave, Coquitlam

Here it is. This is the house you’ve been looking for. Size, Location, Price and did I mention Location. This home has it all. Very private and quiet and close to everything you could want or need. Elementary and High Schools are both within walking distance. Be sure to put this one on your list. Best layout and best price in the whole neighbourhood.

These spacious suites have everything. Top of the line lighting and plumbing fi xtures. The decor is New York and Paris inspired luxury design. Minutes to the WC Express, Coquitlam Town Centre shopping, all levels of schools and Coquitlam Library. Environmentally Responsible roof top Garden and waterfall design that operates using recaptured rainwater.

$

659,900

WOW! This home is a 10+! One level of stunning open planned living, updated with the most discerning taste. Including travertine floors, gorgeous hardwood floors, brand new kitchen with new cabinets, flooring, countertops, pot lights and fabulous stainless appliances! The master bedroom has the added touch of a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and bright and cheerful ensuite. You’ve got a wonderful home just waiting for the most selective people!!!

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, January 15, 1-4 pm

RICHARD BURLEIGH

$

Roy Choi 604 465 0030

$

194,900

NEW ROOF! NO HST!!! GREAT BIG one bedroom suite on the bright side of the building! 930 sq.ft., featuring a great big eat-in kitchen; great big bedroom ready for your great big furniture and a great big living/dining room perfect for entertaining! The utility room is large enough us convert into an office/man-cave/command central! You can walk to all amenities from this sparkling suite! Imagine OWNING your own little piece of paradise instead of wasting your hard earned money on rent!

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, January 14, 1-4 pm & Sunday, January 15, 2-4 pm #57 11067 Barnston View Road, Pitt Meadows

$

328,800

Move in tomorrow! This is one of the largest floor plans available in Coho I. With 3 bedrooms, HUGE kitchen/family room, den on the ground level, 2 covered parking spaces! This home faces Sawyer’s Road with a view of the mountains. This waterfront village incorporates nature at its finest. Stroll along the banks of the Fraser River just moments from your front door! Visit the local coffee shop in the charming Village of Osprey! This is one of the gorgeous red brick beauties in a truly unique super-natural setting!

THIS COMMUNICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO CAUSE OR INDUCE BREACH OF AN EXISTING LISTING AND/OR BUYER’S AGREEMENT.


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NOW is the TIME to SELL & BUY

INVEST

RATES ARE HISTORICALLY LOW in REAL ESTATE verses MUTUAL

FUNDS

604-202-7272

need

$

439,900

Check out these features:

21009 RIVER ROAD

$

959,900

Great location, schools, shopping, golf courses commuter routes. REMODELLING: new laminate, carpeting painting, kitchen appliances, some plumbing, recent roofing. LARGE YARD: Covered sundeck, 2 covered parking plus RV. FAST POSSESSION POSSIBLE. Lots of good sized rooms plus train room complete with town site, mountain, tunnels and train sets. SUITEABLE. FINISHED BASEMENT. Come have a look this Sunday

Down by the Riverside Serene 2 acres of natural beauty surrounded by creeks and Alouette River. From the minute you drive over your private bridge you enjoy all the charm of this 4 level contemporary home. Decks, patio’s pool and hot tub plus swimming and fishing from you back door. This home will satisfy your every need.

Brookside Realty 11933 224th St MR

saraheales @royallepage.ca

Let my years of experience help you make the right Real Estate investment

QUICK POSSESSION?? ...take your pick!!! OPEN SAT 2 - 4

OPEN SUN 2-4

V924798

V917728

New Listing

21918 Highview Place

22747 Gilley Ave

Davison Subdivison

Affordable Townhome

Rock Ridge - Greenbelt • 5 bedroom, fully finished basement • 6000 sq. ft. lot on Greenbelt in Rock Ridge • High end finishings • Exceptional Value

www.saraheales.com

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3 $

389,900

#

66 -11720 Cottonwood Dr

Immaculate “Cottonwood Green” Executive 2 storey with basement! This home features 3 large bedrooms and 4 baths. Wide open main floor with 9 ft ceilings and an entertainers kitchen, granite centre island, laminate and tile throughout, crown moulding and baseboards, modern rock gas f/p, huge master bedroom with separate shower and deluxe soaker tub, professionally finished basement with a full bath and double garage access! Great patio with gas BBQ hook up. This unit shows flawless.

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Jim Quinnell

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

Let my expertise

SELL YOU!

Brookside Realty 11933 224th St MR

604-790-2340

GRAND OPENING

Check Out These

OPEN HOUSES OPEN SUNDAY 1-4

13213 239B St

• Tastefully updated, 3 bedroom 2 bath • 1184 sq. ft. layout, big private patio • Great central location. Move in ready • 0% Down Financing Available!

• 4 bd, 3 bath in Cul-de-sac • Private treed Backyard, fully fenced • Excellent central location • Walking distance to both levels of school.

LISTINGS WANTED

bobterepocki@hotmail.com

600,000

$

$

A portion on every sales commission is donated to Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, for abused women and their children - Cythera House Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows

604- 817-2920

OPEN SUN 2 - 4

V921344

223,800

479,900

$

Introducing 12680 239 Street SEE IT ON VIRTUAL TOUR MLS #V907627

Bob Terepocki

Sarah Eales Jessica Norman

Phase II

23408-114TH AVE

V923273

FALCON RIDGE CUSTOM BUILT HOME

OPEN SATURDAY 1 - 4 12851 BARNSDALE STREET COMPLETELY REMOLDED FAMILY HOME

Debra Bell 604-467-5131

dsbell@shaw.ca www.debrabell.ca

Stainless appliances Screens Granite in the kitchen

for a personal viewing of any of these homes.... Brook roo ookside sid side d Realt Realty Rea 11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

509,900

from 3 bedroom with full daylight unfinished basement. 2660 sq ft

SHOW HOME

562,900 $

549,900

from 4 bedroom with unfinished basement. 3300 sq ft

Upgrades Included...

CALL

A Tradition of Trust

514,900

$

The Rena $

604-290-8544

Maple cabinets Vaulted ceilings Wrap around verandah

Full size homes with open and efficient floor plans Overlook Greenbelt

EnerGuide rated homes Exterior upgrade of Hardie and choice of stone

BROOKSIDE REALTY 11933 224th St Maple Ridge

OPEN 12-4 PM

THURSDAY MONDAY

11227 236A St. Maple Ridge

Call Vicky 604-999-2452 Visit us online at www.thepointehomes.ca

Haney ByPass

112A 2A Ave

236A A St

452,900

• Extra Large private lot * Rec room down • 2 Gas Fire Places Come see for your self....a beautiful place to call home

Prices Include HST!

Visit our fully furnished

Creekside CreeksideStreet Street

$

• Remodeled from Top to Bottom • 4 Bedrooms plus den • 2 full baths • Dream kitchen with granite counters & maple Cabinets • Brand new Stainless Steel appliances • Open great room concept • New Roof • New Furnace • Laminate & Tile flooring • Tandem garage

The$ Roberts

(236 St)

V923295

1129 Single Family Homes starting from $514,900

Gilker Hill

699,900

• Walking distance to all levels of school • Full Rec Room with Bar down • Quiet Cul d sac • So much more that you will have to come see for your self & patio with pond

Lougheed Hwy

$

• 4 generous size Bedrooms • Den with custom Built in cabinets • Dream Kitchen with Maple cabinets & Granite counters • Real hard wood floors • Air conditioning • Private fenced yard with underground sprinkler system • Professionally landscaped yard • Fully equipped Theatre room • Laundry room on bedroom level

Kanaka Way


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New Year... New Price

Open House Sunday 2 - 4

11669 Steeves Street

Donna Telep Mortgage Specialist

356,000

$

www.sevillemortgage.ca 22718 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Fax: 604-466-5348 Email: donna@sevillemortgage.ca

Lex Mazur

Brenda Lyster

898,000

Custom, One of a Kind

www.lexmazur.com |

EMAIL:

Alan C. Thompson

David Riddell

Lawyer/Notary Public

Lawyer/Notary Public

LAWYER

Brand New upscale finished home in desirable Routley, Township of Langley. Real hardwood flooring, see thru fireplace, high end stainless steel appliances, heated floor in ensuite, heat pump with A/C, a very efficient instant hot water system, Spray Foam insulation... just to name some of upgrades to the industry standards. Open, modern floor plan. Very bright. European, detailed master touch that you will see throughout the house. The house is pre-wired for 7.1 surround, computer network and alarm. Space for RV parking just beside house. Listing price includes a high end washer and dryer. Net HST included in the Purchase Price. Easy to show.

19820 71st Ave., Langley WEBSITE:

For ALL your real estate needs!

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11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

604-240-0960

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Anderson & Thompson

604-942-0606

OPEN

• Cozy starter home located on quiet west-side street • Close to school and park • Oak kitchen, nice tile floor, 2 baths • Lots of RV parking and shed in back plus woodworking shop • Extra room w/separate entrance, could be 3rd bdrm or office

604-463-6281 22311 - 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z2 Fax: 604-463-7497 E-Mail: thompson@vernon-thompson.com, riddell@vernon-thompson.com

lexmazur@remax.net

The Pointe’s Show Home is now for sale!

Welcome Dianne ROY LePAGE - Brookside is very ROYAL plea pleased to have Dianne Enns join their team. If yo you are thinking of buying, selling or just have a rea real estate question, Dianne would like to hear from you. Give Dianne a call at 604-655-2505 ema email: dianneenns@royallepage.ca

$659,900

$629,900

11933 - 224th St., Maple Ridge

604-655-2505

visit our fully furnished Show Home

Dianne Enns

Thursday - Monday 11227 236A St. Maple Ridge

Quality built homes by Scott Charlton Construction Ltd.

Starting @ $499,900+HST • 10 lots • Laundry room • 2 storey with • Quality finishing unfinished basement throughout • Open floor plan on main + den • 3 bdrm, 3 bath

Call Vicky

604-999-2452 Brookside Realty 11933 - 224th St., Maple Ridge

Peter • Kim • Paul

604-467-0811 Independently owned and operated

www.thehayesteam.com

Peter Hayes

Paul Hayes

Kim Hunter

Haney By-Pass

www.thepointehomes.ca

112A Ave 1

Kanaka Way

Creekside Street

Prestigious Balsam Creek

Price includes HST taxes, net of HST rebate, stainless steel appliances plus washer and dryer, basement and backyard are finished, granite counter tops on main and upper floor, extensive sound system with ipod dock, heat pump/AC, fully loaded kitchen, fireplace in master bedroom, blinds, screens, wet bar and much more. Close to town, schools and Kanaka Creek Park. Features 3 large bedrooms up, 9 foot ceiling on the main, a formal parlour for entertaining, vaulted foyer, maple kitchen and granite counter tops in kitchen, heritage doors and mouldings, gas fireplace, double vanities, front deck and rear patio, and bright view. Must see! Exceptional value.

236A St

(236 St)

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Gilker Hill

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OPEN 12 - 4

Lougheed Hwy

Brookside Realty


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Carolina Villa - Mission

Get Away from the City!

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What a Location!!!

2 storey, 3 bdrm, w/bsmt. Close to schools and rec. Updated w/shaker cabs, newer appliances. Updated carpets, paint & newer roof. Unfinished bsmt. Access off cul-de-sac. Ready to move in. $429,900.

Nice 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, gas f/p, great layout, in-suite laundry, no age restriction, secure 28 unit building, rec-room, on the bus route - close to all amenities!! $169,500

Seclusion seekers! Within minutes from town sits this rancher w/full bsmnt on private 5 acres!! Winding driveway through your personal forest. Loads of parking! Barn! $539,500

Quiet neighbourhood! 5812 sq. ft. lot!! Almost 3,000 sq. ft. living. Solid home w/extra wide hallways downstairs, handy for wheelchair access. Basement entry w/add. crawl space. $379,000

Huge 10,000 sq. ft. fully usable lot. Walk to great elementary school. Very nicely re-done home, fully finished basement. This is a must see!!! Sellers motivated!! $379,000

To view call Amberley 604.826.1000

Close to schools, transportation, hospital, shopping & access to Lougheed! Just like new w/new siding, windows, flrs, cabinetry. Roof 6 yrs young. Two laundry hookups. Roughed-in plumbing down. $339,500 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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Fantastic Neighbourhood

Subdivision Potential!!

Located in Cloverwoods!

North Van Style!!!

Private 1.67 Acres - M. Ridge

Family Area - Maple Ridge

Walk to Hillside Elementary. Open floor plan. H/wood in kitchen. Deck off dining room. 4 bdrms & den. Mast bdrm has 4 pce ensuite & w/in closet. 2 car garage. Backyard fenced & flat. $329,900

Attention developers!! Possible 5-6 lot subdivision. Older home on 1.03 acres of prime development. Property has had 3rd reading with City of Surrey. Hurry on this one!!! $1,250,000

2 storey w/bsmnt home w/private backyard & RV parking! 4 bdrms up + den on main! Arches on open concept on main. Extra bdrm down! 2 gas f/p. A/C. Close to amenities. $699,800

Great location, close to all levels of schooling and only 10 min from town. Located in a developing area. City water! Older 3 bdrm rancher could use some elbow grease but worth the effort. $519,000.

Beautiful 4 level split features over 2700 sq. ft. of luxury living space. 5’ crawl space, lots of storage. Located in quiet cul-de-sac in area of good homes, close to schools. $499,500

To view call Bob 604.826.9000

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To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

Private 1.05 acres! Architecturally designed 4 level split overlooking the forest & Alouette River. 3 bdrms + 3 baths + studio/workshop perfect for home based business - one of a kind! $548,100 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Bob 604.826.9000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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ommunity Calendar lists events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Notices are free to local non-profit groups courtesy of The News. Drop off details to 22328 119 Ave., fax to 604-463-4741 or e-mail events@ mapleridgenews.com at least a week before the event. Include a contact name and number. (No submissions by phone.) Listings appear as space permits. For guaranteed publication, ask our

classified department at 604-467-1122 about non-profit rates. Saturday, Jan. 14 • Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue is holding its annual tree chipping fundraiser at the Search and Rescue Building, 23598 105th Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your Christmas tree chipped for a donation, with

the proceeds going to the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue. Tree pick-up service can be requested by sending an email to scoutchipping@gmail.com, including your name, phone number, address and preferred date. A minimum $10 donation is required for the tree pick-up service. • The Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store is having a 50 per cent sale on

just about everything in the store. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., No. 3 12011 224th Street (behind Haney Sewing and Sound). Sunday, Jan. 15 • Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue is holding its annual tree chipping fundraiser at the Search and Rescue Building, 23598 105th Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your

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me completely on that day. I was held captive, because I But Jesus, who I had given didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know enough truth to my life to as a little girl, reshold onto, nor had I learned cued me with truth. the secret of its life-giving My story is too long power to my body, for this short space; soul and mind. my life did not imThe enemy of my mediately get easy soul comes to â&#x20AC;&#x153;steal, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;stained-glass.â&#x20AC;? kill and destroy,â&#x20AC;? My life became a coming up against journey towards what truth, but Jesus said Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word tells me He came so that we truth is, found only in would have life to the Jesus. full.â&#x20AC;? (John 10:10.) Life will always Jesus Christ told present opportunities His disciples that the to believe what is not truth would set them Acts of Faith true. What lies are free. (John 8:31-32). Karolyn Burch you believing about Freedom comes as yourself? Are you truth is believed and free? Do you have life is lived from that joy? Peace? What monkey place. sits on your shoulder, tauntGodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word tells me that His ing you, nagging you, stirring love is steadfast, consistent negative thought and emoand that His love for me â&#x20AC;&#x153;is as tion? high as the heavens are above You have lived enough life to the earth.â&#x20AC;? (Psalm 103:11.) know that we have an enemy, Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word tells me that but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it make sense that there is no where I can go to if we have an enemy, we must flee His presence. Nowhere. also have a Savior? (Psalm 139:7-12.) His name is Jesus! He is the Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word tells me that His way, the truth, and the life. thoughts towards me outnumWill you trust Him today? ber the grains of sand. (Psalm Will you believe what He 139:18.) says? Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word tells me that I Will you stand once more am never alone, that He will and believe that you were crenever forsake me. (Hebrews ated to live? 13:5) The enemy of my soul would Karolyn Burch is the wife of have had me end my life all Mark Burch, senior pastor at those years ago. It would have Maple Ridge Baptist Church. stolen, killed and destroyed

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Community Calendar Sunday, Jan. 15 â&#x20AC;˘ The Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Harrison River for winter birding. Meet at 9 a.m. on 228th Street between Lougheed and Dewdney to carpool. Phone Joan at 604-4606415 for more information. â&#x20AC;˘ The Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store is having a 50 per cent sale on just about everything in the store. Store hours are noon to 4 p.m., No. 3 12011 224th Street (behind Haney Sewing and Sound).

Wednesday, Jan. 18 â&#x20AC;˘ The Golden Ears GoGos hold their monthly meeting at 6;30 p.m. in the Alouette Room of the Maple Ridge Library. This organization supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation which assists the grandmothers of Africa who are raising their AIDS orphaned grandchildren. New members are welcome. â&#x20AC;˘ Maple Ridge Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Fraserview Community Centre. Speaker is Les Raskewicz, who will be talking about his approach and techniques used in garden photography with slide show. Guest fee is $2. For more information, call 604-467-2956. Ongoing â&#x20AC;˘ The Maple Ridge Choral Society Choir is starting a new season of song. Registration and

rehearsal take place at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 12145 Laity Street. All singers are welcome. For more information, call Dennis at 604-465-8038 or Jerry at 604-463-0760. â&#x20AC;˘ The Boys and Girls Club at Southgate Church is taking registration.The cost is $40 for Grades 2 to 5. Contact Daryl Veasey at 778-549-9269 or dpveasey@gmail.com for more information. Group meets every second Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Ridge Meadows Hospice Society requires visiting volunteers. Next training session will begin in February. Please call the society office to register or to learn more about how you

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Monday, Jan. 16 â&#x20AC;˘ Pitt Meadows Garden Club is inviting members and anyone interested to its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Community Hall, adjacent to Community Church, corner of Harris and Ford roads. Guest speaker is Dr. Suzanne Simard, Professor Forest Ecology at UBC, who will be giving a presentation on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mysterious World of Mycorrhizae.â&#x20AC;? Everyone welcome. â&#x20AC;˘ Volunteer Maple RidgePitt Meadows is having a free drop-in session from 3 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend to learn about local volunteer

opportunities with more than 60 organizations. The event is being held at Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services located at 11907 228th Street, Maple Ridge. Call 604-467-6911 for more info or go to www. comservice.bc.ca/volunteering

Helene Lavasseur & Lorre Gibson


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Section coordinator: Robert Mangelsdorf 604-467-1122 ext. 216 sports@mapleridgenews.com

Fletcher rink takes GEWC fall session title staff reporter Lorne Fletcher’s rink won the Golden Ears Winter Club’s Haney Masters Curling League fall session title and will be competing in the Fraser Valley Masters Interclub Championships in Langley this week. Led by Stan Melanson at lead, second Barry Elson, and Hilly Boonstra at third, the Fletcher rink will represent the Haney Masters in the Zone 2 Championship. The Haney Masters will also be competing in Pacific Coast Masters Championships in Cloverdale, Feb. 6 to 9. A rink consisting of Fletcher at skip, third Boonstra, Gregg Hook at second, and lead Chris Martin, will compete for the Guy Philip trophy for curlers 60 and older. The Haney Masters Curling League began its spring session draw last week with 11 rinks participating. The Masters’ league consists of players 55 and older and play every Monday and Wednesday morning. The league is designed to allow curlers to continue to compete at a high level of competition, to enjoy the socialization of the sport, and to encourage participation by those who have been absent from curling for a number of years or for those who are simply new to curling. Ages range from 55 to 80 and beyond, with past champions Bill Hanula, William Gardner, George Lagerstrom and Al Herd representing Golden Ears in the over 80s tournament. Teams are selected by the board for the fall session and a new team is selected by the skips for the spring session, allowing anyone interested in playing to not have to form their own rink. Anyone interested in joining can contact Wayne Chin at 604-313-6898 or email waynepm@telus.net. sports@mapleridgenews.com

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Out in front Ameile Currie of the Meadow Ridge Barracudas is surrounded by members of the North Shore Avalanche as she chases the puck during an atom C3 game at the Pitt Meadows Arena on Sunday morning.

Five local players picked for all-star tourney by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Five local hockey players are in the running for one of four $500 scholarships after having qualified for the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association’s 35th annual Midget Scholarship Tournament. Ryan Brodowski, Jake Gobillot, Grant Murray, Trevor Pistilli, and Eric Blower will all be competing

for the Fraser Valley Conference all-stars as they face the Greater Vancouver Conference all-stars at the tournament. All five players belong to the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association. The local hockey club is hosting the tournament this year, which will take place May 17 at Pitt Meadows Arena. The scholarship tournament is open to midget-level hockey play-

ers who have at least a 2.5 grade point average in their high school course, and who turn 17 this year. The four $500 bursaries are provided by Vancouver Canucks Alumni Association and will be awarded to the player on each team judged to have “best exemplified excellence” during the course of the tournament. Sportsmanship is also a key criteria, and any player who has been handed a match penalty or a gross

misconduct this season is ineligible, as is any player with excessive penalty minutes. The annual midget all-star tournament was founded in 1978 by Bruce Allison, then president of the PCAHA and later president of B.C. Hockey as a way to provide some encouragement to young hockey players to stay in their communities and complete high school. sports@mapleridgenews,com

New Pitt Arena to celebrate grand re-opening Jan. 21 by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter With construction of the new and improved Pitt Meadows Arena nearing completion, the City of Pitt Meadows will be holding a re-opening ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 21. The public ceremony is being held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a free

public skate from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. The Pitt Meadows Arena never really closed during its 18-month restoration and renovation, but gone are the plastic sheets, plaster dust, and portables. “The City put a lot of efforts and resources into this project,” said rink manager Ray Boogaards. “It’s nice to see it all come together.” The three-rink arena features

new change rooms, bleachers, a new lobby, skate shop, and administrative offices. However, much of the work took place behind the scenes. The hundreds of piles the arena sits on have been replaced, as has the building’s long-leaking roof, while seismic upgrades will protect the building in the case of an earthquake. The arena’s heating and

ventilation system have also been replaced, while the arena’s exterior walls have been insulated and recladded with tough, weather resistant panels. The cost of the renovations jumped considerably since the project was first proposed, from $5.3 million to $8.6 million, due to the unforeseen seismic work, as well as a fasttracked timeline.


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t seems that pro athletes recover from injuries, even catastrophic ones, much more quickly than we mere mortals do. While it can take many weeks for us to heal from a simple ligament sprain or muscle strain, pro athletes will recover in half or a third the time-frame. Olympic and professional athletes, no matter what sport, are in peak physical condition because that is their job. And even though they are more resistant to injury than we are, they compete at a higher level and the chances for an accident to happen is still present and the resulting level of damage can be great. But because their bodies are always training and in recovery mode, when they get injured, the healing process is already running at peak efficiency and begins right away. All the muscles that surround the injured area are also strong and can give optimal support to that area during the athlete’s rehabilitation program. Since the elite athlete considers their sport as their job, that means that they can spend up to eight hours a day doing what it takes to rehabilitate an injury. If the protocol calls for the athlete to do a range of exercises many times a day, they can easily fit this into their schedule. That means that they can supply their bodies with optimal consistency of training methods. One of the biggest concerns I hear with non-athletes

natural pain-killers. is that they can’t find Other ingredients to a the time during the quicker recovery include day to fit in exercises. eating well and getting They may be too tired enough sleep. In general, by the end of a work one or two nights of poor day or sometimes they or little sleep won’t have just forget. But often much impact on perforthe non-athlete doesn’t mance, but consistently realize how important getting inadequate sleep the exercises are to can result in subtle recovery and that with a changes in hormone little ingenuity and planlevels, particularly those ning you can fit some of Kinected related to stress, muscle the simpler exercises in Kerry Senchyna recovery and mood. many times a day. This Some research indicates can be as simple as setthat sleep deprivation can lead to ting a timer or your watch to beep increased levels of the stress horevery hour and this is the time to mone cortisol, decreased activity do one or two important exercises of human growth hormone, which or stretches. is active during tissue repair, and A big part of injury recovery decreased energy storage, resultis maintenance of fitness. While ing in less carbohydrate availabilresting an injured area may be ity from the muscles and liver. prescribed by the physician, The lesson here is that we can athletes will often keep the other learn a little from pro athletes parts of their body moving. Some about how to optimize our recovwill still go to the gym and lift ery if we are beset by an injury weights for uninjured areas, they or condition. Working people can may ride a bike instead of run, or go into a pool where the buoyancy think of themselves as occupational athletes. We have jobs that may of the water assists them to do be sedentary or very physical, exercises that they can’t do on land. You can even use a floatation but we can prevent or rehabilitate injuries by observing the same belt in the deep end of the pool principles of staying active and fit, and do ‘water running,’ which getting enough sleep and eating can be a great help for lower body well, as athletes do. injuries. But even doing walking in the pool can help those nonKerry Senchyna holds a bachathletes with arthritis in the hips elor of science degree in kinesiolor knees. Staying moving can also ogy and is owner of West Coast increase the level of circulating Kinesiology in Maple Ridge. endorphins, which are the bodies

Marriage Commissioner The Vital Statistics Agency, Ministry of Health, is looking for an individual to serve as a Marriage Commissioner for Maple Ridge. The individual will perform civil marriages within the community on behalf of the Agency. For information and an application form please visit our website at: www.vs.gov.bc.ca/marriage

RIDGE MEADOWS MINOR BALL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

2012 MINOR BALL HOCKEY REGISTRATION SAT., JANUARY 21ST FROM 10AM - 1PM AT HAMMOND COMMUNITY CENTRE located at Westfield and 207th Street. • ALL players (new and returning) must bring BIRTH CERTIFICATE for age verification and have Care Card Number. • $50 Parent Participation Cheque PER PLAYER dated July 1, 2012; Registration cheques dated January 31st, 2012 are required at time of registration. Mini Tykes ...(born 2008) $55 (6 x 45min sessions) 5 Yr Tykes ....(born 2007) $80 (8 x 1hr sessions) 6 Yr Tykes ....(born 2006) $80 (8 x 1hr sessions) Peanut..........(born 2004/2005) $160 Spaces are limited.

Pup ...............(born 2002/2003) $165 PeeWee ........(born 2000/2001) $170 Minor ............(born 1998/1999) $175 Major ............(born 1996/1997) $180 Junior............(born1993/1994/1995) $185

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THE NEWS/scoreboard Hockey

Basketball

Pacific International Junior Hockey League Regular season standings Harold Brittain Conference Name GP W L Aldergrove Kodiaks 31 22 7 Abbotsford Pilots 30 19 9 Port Moody Black Panthers 32 9 18 Ridge Meadows Flames 30 7 22 Mission Icebreakers 28 3 22

Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association standings

T OTL Pts GF GA 1 1 46 119 89 0 2 40 112 89 1 4 23 105 170 0 1 15 96 155 0 3 9 72 149

Tom Shaw Conference Name GP W L Richmond Sockeyes 31 26 5 Delta Ice Hawks 31 22 6 North Delta Devils 30 17 9 Grandview Steelers 31 11 14 North Vancouver Wolf Pack 30 12 15

T OTL Pts GF GA 0 0 52 161 47 1 2 47 153 79 0 4 38 98 92 3 3 28 101 108 2 1 27 91 130

Ridge Meadows Flames leading scorers Player Danny Brandys Matthew Bissett Sean Pesut Shane Harle Paul Piluso Alexander Smith Keagan Hunter Adam Bartsch Dean Gilmore Reece Rivard Bradley Wardner Corey Dubbeldam Marco Ballarin Kyle Jangula Keenan Grant Cole Regier Terence Trusdale Nicholas Beck Trevor Harris Joe Szabados Trevor Sutton

GP 19 20 28 27 27 29 25 29 28 29 27 10 27 28 8 16 27 26 23 18 11

G 11 21 12 10 10 2 4 5 5 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1

A 28 13 22 9 7 14 9 7 5 6 8 3 4 3 3 4 1 1 1 2 0

Pts P/G PIM 39 2.1 10 34 1.7 10 34 1.2 20 19 0.7 27 17 0.6 54 16 0.6 71 13 0.5 66 12 0.4 6 10 0.4 26 9 0.3 72 8 0.3 12 5 0.5 16 5 0.2 6 4 0.1 8 4 0.5 4 4 0.3 39 3 0.1 18 2 0.1 6 2 0.1 50 2 0.1 20 1 0.1 2

PIJHL scoring leaders Players Spencer Traher Jeremy Hamaguchi Thomas Hardy Cody Smith Carter Popoff Trevor Kang Kevan Kilistoff Danny Brandys Justin Rai Kyzen Loo Brady Bjornson Julian Klaric Matthew Bissett Adam Rossi Rudi Thorsteinson Sean Pesut

Team Ice Hawks Sockeyes Kodiaks Ice Hawks Sockeyes Black Panthers Sockeyes Flames Sockeyes Sockeyes Wolf Pack Black Panthers Flames Pilots Sockeyes Flames

GP 31 31 26 29 28 32 31 19 21 17 28 29 20 30 21 28

G 23 21 19 17 14 18 16 11 14 12 9 15 21 15 14 12

Atom A Tier 1 Name GP Langley A1 12 Semiahmoo 12 Cloverdale 12 North Delta 13 Coquitlam 12 Ridge Meadows 12 Surrey 13 South Delta 3 Port Moody 10 Langley A2 12 Chilliwack 13 Abbotsford 12

W 12 8 7 5 8 8 3 1 2 2 2 1

L 0 4 2 7 4 4 7 1 8 7 7 8

T 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 3 4 3

Pts 31 26 22 21 20 20 15 12 11 10 10 9

Peewee A Tier 1 Name GP North Shore WC 11 Burnaby WC A1 11 Langley 13 Coquitlam 12 Surrey 11 South Delta 12 Vancouver 11 Burnaby WC A2 13 Chilliwack 13 Ridge Meadows 2 Abbotsford 12 Semiahmoo 13

W 10 9 9 5 5 5 5 4 3 2 1 1

L 0 1 3 4 5 5 6 8 8 0 9 10

T 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 2 0 2 2

Pts 32 29 25 23 21 20 20 19 16 15 15 11

Bantam A Tier 2 Name GP Burnaby WC 12 Surrey 12 Coquitlam 12 New West 13 Port Moody 13 North Vancouver 12 Port Coquitlam 12 North Delta 13 Richmond 12 Vancouver 13 South Delta 3 Ridge Meadows 10 Chilliwack 1

W 8 7 7 5 5 5 6 4 3 5 2 0 0

L 2 3 3 5 6 5 4 9 5 6 0 8 1

T 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 0 4 2 1 2 0

Pts 29 26 24 24 23 22 21 21 21 20 14 14 6

Midget A Tier 1 Name GP Hollyburn 11 Chilliwack 11 Richmond 12 Abbotsford 13 Semiahmoo 11 Surrey 13 Langley 13 Burnaby 3 North Shore 13 Cloverdale 12 Ridge Meadows 10 South Delta 2

W 10 9 7 7 7 5 4 2 2 2 1 1

L 0 2 4 4 4 7 6 1 9 10 9 1

T 1 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0

Pts 30 28 25 23 22 18 16 14 11 11 11 8

AAA Abbotsford West Team W.J.Mouat Secondary Maple Ridge Secondary Walnut Grove Secondary Brookswood Secondary MEI Eagles

GP W L Pts PF PA 1 1 0 2 55 38 1 1 0 2 67 52 1 1 0 2 62 52 1 0 1 0 52 62 2 0 2 0 90 122

% 1.00 1.00 1.00 .000 .000

AAA Fraser Valley North Team GP W L Pts PF PA % Gleneagle Secondary 3 2 1 4 127 166 .667 Terry Fox Secondary 1 1 0 2 62 16 1.00 Heritage Woods Secondary 1 1 0 2 81 64 1.00 Dr. Charles Best Secondary 1 1 0 2 60 59 1.00 Centennial Secondary 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Pitt Meadows Secondary 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Port Moody Secondary 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Westview Secondary 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Fraser Heights 1 0 1 0 55 56 .000 Pinetree Secondary 1 0 1 0 59 60 .000 Riverside Secondary 1 0 1 0 49 55 .000 North Surrey Secondary 1 0 1 0 64 81 .000 AA Fraser Valley North Team GP W L Pts PF PA % Mission 2 2 0 4 154 61 1.00 Archbishop Carney Stars 3 2 1 4 184 157 .667 Thomas Haney 3 1 2 2 126 203 .333 Garibaldi Rebels 1 0 1 0 60 71 .000 Samuel Robertson Tech. 1 0 1 0 43 75 .000 A Fraser Valley West Team GP W L Pts PF PA % BC Christian Academy 2 2 0 4 97 82 1.00 Southpointe Academy 4 3 1 6 216 162 .750 Meadowridge School 3 1 2 2 122 112 .333 Maple Ridge Christian 2 0 2 0 88 99 .000 AAA B.C. Senior Boys’ High School Basketball rankings Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 T-9 T-9 T-10 T-10

Team Record Last week Kelowna Owls 6-2 1 Pitt Meadows Marauders 13-1 3 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) 11-3 T-9 Kisilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) 7-4 T-6 Vancouver Fighting Irish 5-3 2 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) 10-2 4 White Rock Christian Warriors 4-2 2 St George’s Saints (Vancouver) 6-3 8 Mount Doug Rams (Victoria) 9-1 T-10 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) 5-3 5 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) 7-2 HM Burnaby South Rebels 5-3 HM

Honourable Mentions HM WJ Mouat Hawks (Abbotsford) HM Sir Charles Tupper (Vancouver) HM Sir Winston Churchill (Vancouver) HM Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) HM Maple Ridge Ramblers

10-6 6-3 6-3 8-3 8-3

T-6 HM HM T-9 -

Senior Girls’ High School Basketball league standings AAA Fraser Valley Tier 1 Team Riverside Rapids Brookswood Bobcats Yale Lions Gleneagle Talons Centennial Centaurs Fleetwood Park Dragons WJ Mouat Hawks Walnut Grove Gators Maple Ridge Ramblers Terry Fox Ravens Chilliwack Storm Delta Pacers

GP 4 2 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 2

W 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2

AA Fraser Valley North Team Pitt Meadows Marauders Archbishop Carney Stars Mission Roadrunners Samuel Robertson Tech. Westview Wildcats Garibaldi Rebels

GP 2 2 2 1 2 3

W 2 2 1 1 0 0

L +/- Pts 0 84 4 0 37 4 1 31 2 0 20 2 2 -52 0 3 -120 0

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 T-7 T-7 8 9 10 HM

Team Votes Riverside Rapids 90 Oak Bay Breakers (Victoria) 76 Handsworth Royals 65 Brookswood Bobcats 61 York House Tigers 57 South Kamloops Titans 50 Gleneagle Talons 31 Argyle Pipers 31 New Westminster Hyacks 35 Maple Ridge 10 Kelowna Owls 5 Claremont Spartans 1

• The Ridge Meadows Flames junior B hockey team hosts the Grandview Steelers in Pacific International Junior Hockey League action at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. • The Meadow Ridge Knights community football association is holding their annual general meeting Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Thomas Haney secondary. www.meadowridgeknights.bccfa.org • The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs volunteers to help groom and tack horses and to lead or side walk with riders during their lesson. Please contact 604-4627786 for further information.

NOW WITH TWO LOCATIONS

Plant some trees

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• ICBC Injury Active Rehabilitation • Sport & Personal Training Programs • Strong Bones Osteoporosis Program

At Maple Place

At the Leisure Centre

#203 - 22971 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

11925 Haney Place, 604.467.4025

(next to Lordco and Tim Horton’s)

604.467.4675

Evening appointments available

Feel Great! Enjoy Life!

www.westcoastkinesiology.com

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Sports calendar

HELP Maple Ridge Secondary School

KINESIOLOGY

+/- Pts 103 8 44 4 22 4 13 2 -35 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -19 0 -34 0 -34 0 -60 0

AAA B.C. Senior Girls’ High School Basketball rankings

WEST COAST KINESIOLOGY PHYSIOTHERAPY • • • •

A Pts PIM 35 58 22 27 48 10 27 46 20 24 41 24 27 41 26 22 40 14 23 39 10 28 39 10 23 37 8 25 37 16 27 36 81 20 35 130 13 34 10 19 34 10 20 34 4 22 34 20

Senior Boys’ High School Basketball league standings

Alumni/parent/student/teacher’s group at M.R.S.S. seeks community Ànancial assistance to “GREEN” the campus JOIN US in the environmental improvement of this important, local institution. Contributions of any amount welcome!

or FUND A TREE YOURSELF or IN SOMEONE’S HONOUR Contact: Rick Halas • halas@shaw.ca • 604-467-6130

News Tips? • What’s happening in your neighbourhood? • What issues are important to you?

THE NEWS Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

We want to know! Send us your news tips: Email either editor@mapleridgenews.com or newsroom@mapleridgenews.com Call 604.467.1122 or Fax 604.463.4741


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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

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OBITUARIES

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AWRAM, Peter April 9, 1925-January 11, 2012 With sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of an incredible man. Survived by his loving wife Roma of 60 years, children Phil (Lenora), Barb, Christine (Dave), Vivian (Pete) & Rebecca, siblings Marie & Walter, and 7 grandchildren. Always remembered as ready with advice and a good joke. No service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ridge Meadows Hospice Society, Maple Ridge.

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Gone are the days we used to share, But in my heart you are always there. Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day. Life is not the same without you, You are and always will be so loved and very much missed.

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IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

VACATION SPOTS

bcclassified.com PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA affordable 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo. Monthly rental - Available NOW. Fully furnished. Sunny, mountain view, patio, pool. high-speed internet. FREE Phn. Call 609-351-1388 www.bestpalmspringscondo.com

CHILDREN

to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters Now open in Maple Ridge

JOIN OUR TEAM .

PUDDLE D (Duck) Children’s Ctr

Turn your passion for travel into a career selling cruises.

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

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

Davie Jones Edith McDermott Highland Park Pitt Meadows

COMING EVENTS 21st Century Flea Market. Jan15th 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Cntr 3250 Commercial Dr,Vanc. Adm $5

Programs included: Arts, Science, Music, Math, Dramatic Play & Sports Fully licensed, Qualified E.C.E. Caregivers & Teachers

ON THE WEB:

Learn more about how you can CHANGE YOUR LIFE at our discovery night Tues January 17th @ 7pm RSVP by January 16th Louis Venter 604-561-2719

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Close to major route

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PRE-SCHOOLS

LAKESIDE PRE-SCHOOL

Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Lower Mainland in in lower mainland in the 18 18 best-read the best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community communityand newspapers newspapers and newspapers. 3 dailies. 5 dailies. ON THE WEB:

E-mail: mikayla. tamihilog@shaw.ca or Fax: 604-796-0318

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LOST AND FOUND

LOST Dec. 28, Caramel/beige short hair M. Abbysinian CAT, named “Tut”, lost in vicinity of 2400 block Dewdney Trunk. If found please call Cheryl (604)533-4090. REWARD!.

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Located on beautiful Whonnock Lake is accepting

REGISTRATION for September 2012, spaces also available now. W Quality Programming for 3 to 5 year olds W AM & PM Classes available W Bright, well-equipped classroom

Mrs. Kilsby 604-462-0026

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DRIVER. COMPANY EXPANDING. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year flat deck exp. Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179.

Drivers & Owner / Operators Req’d

For flat deck and heavy haul divisions of a busy Langley based co. Trucks available for lease to own. Must have previous exp.

Fax resume to: 604-888-2987 or e-mail: hr@shadowlines.com Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING P/T Parts Driver

Required for daily Pitt Meadows to Blaine Washington location. Passport, valid D.L. clean abstract and no criminal record. Mail resume to: Monitor Enterprise #12 - 11443 Kingston St. Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 0Y6

Competitive Wages!

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COPYRIGHT

Love Doris

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

PRE-SCHOOLS

TRAVEL

IN MEMORIAM

TELEP, Stephen Joseph Sept. 16,1918 - Dec. 25, 2011 Steve was born in Fernie, BC on September 16, 1918. He moved to Maple Ridge in 1929 with his family where he spent the rest of his life. He is survived by his son Joe Telep and many nieces, nephews and friends who will all miss his friendly smile, witty personality and entertaining stories. He is pre-deceased by his wife Anne, daughter Joanne and his brothers Mike, Pete, Nick and his only sister Mary Owen (Telep). Special thanks to the nursing staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital for making him comfortable and being so kind. No service by request.

DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

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for Dorman Timber Location Harrison Mills, must have a minimum of five years low bedding exp. Hauling various types of logging equipment in the Fraser Valley.

TERRANCE KANE June 6, 1932 January 14, 2009

bcclassified.com cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. bcclassified.com reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the bcclassified.com Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

LOST AND FOUND

CHILDREN

LOST CAT ~ short haired grey Tabby, male, 1 green eye, 1 brown eye. Very timid. Vicinity of Hammond Rd (mobile home park). Missing since Jan 7. REWARD (604)459-9928

AGREEMENT It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

No phone calls no drop ins.

Star Fleet Trucking HIRING!! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES with 2003 or newer 1-Ton duallie, diese;l pickups & 8’box to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to Canadian dealers. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Prefer commercial Driver’s License. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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Little Explorers Preschool 12145 Laity St. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church • Educational & Nurturing Environment • Qualified Early Childhood, Montessori and Special Needs Educators • Ages 2-1/2 to 5 years

604-722-2410

Little Explorers Preschool “Where Children Can Learn By Exploring”

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NOW ACCEPTING

REGISTRATION FOR SEPT. 2012 LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

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Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to grow an existing account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The candidate will have two years of sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, January 20, 2012. To: Publisher, The Outlook publisher@northshoreoutlook.com fax: 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4


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Do you enjoy working with seniors?

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.

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Willow Senior Living Residence is looking for a Part-Time Recreation Aide. Diploma in Recreation studies and a Class 4 Drivers license required. Email or Fax Resume Attention: Linda Campbell,GM lcampbell@chartwellreit.ca Willow Senior Living Residence 12275 - 224 Street, Maple Ridge Fax: 604 - 466 - 8627

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

FARM WORKERS

OLERA FARMS. Farm workers needed to start April 1. General labour. Must be willing & able to work outside,lift up to 50lbs. Salary $9.56/hr to start. Email resumes to: olerafarms@shaw.ca

HELP WANTED

ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS .

TEMPTATIONS SALON & SPA Large upbeat salon now hiring Hair Dressers for all positions. Chair rental or commission. Call Kathy, Lori or Lisa with inquiries

604.466.1222 Or drop off resume to #150 ~ 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd or email garypring@shaw.ca

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PART-TIME CUSTODIAN required for small apartment building in downtown Haney. Suit retired couple. Experience an asset. Must live in building. Call 604-826-0451.

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CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

Group Daycare looking for ECE qualified individual, $15.00 per hour. Must be flexible with hours. Email resume to: harmonydaycare@ mapleridgecrc.com or mail to: Harmony Daycare 20245 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 3C9

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HELP WANTED

CARRIERS NEEDED The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows 40000003 - 116 Ave to Dewdney Trunk Rd, 246 St to 248 St 40000004 - 256 St to 264 , 116 Ave, Trethewey Cres 40000011 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to 116 Ave, 265 St 40000012 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to 116 Ave, 240 St to 246 40000047 - Dewdney Trunk Rd, to 117 Ave, 256 St to 260 St 40000065 - 241 St to 245 St, McClure Dr, Baker Pl 40100103 - Haney Bypass and 225 St, Richmond Hill Townhouses 40100107 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy, 222 St to 223 St 40100109 - Lougheed Hwy, Harrison St, Olund Cres, Gillis Pl, 113 Ave 40100111 - Lougheed Hwy to 119 Ave, 220 St to 222 St 40100112 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to 119 Ave, 220 St to 222 St 40100113 - Lougheed Hwy to River Rd, Carshill St to 221 St 40100114 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy, Wicklow Way, Dover Rd 40100119 - River Rd, River Bend, Lighthouse Crt, Driftwood Ave 40100127 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy, Seaton Pl, Acadia St 40210203 - 124 Ave, Lee Ave, 123 Ave, Edge St, 227 St 40210211 - 128 Ave, 127 Ave, 127 Pl, 125 B Ave, 228 St 40210215 - Abernathy Way, 227 St, Kendrick Loop, Izon Crt 40210219 - Dewdney Trunk Rd, Cherrywood Dr, 121 A Ave, 122 A Ave, Cherrywood Dr to 232 St 40220263 - 121 Ave, Mountain view Cres, Acadia St 40220266 - 124 Ave, Moody St, Davison St, 222 St

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.

NURSERY LABOURERS Nursery Labourers required for the upcoming production season. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to work in container and field production / harvesting. The ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs is mandatory. All work is in an outdoor enviro. Hours are Monday to Saturday with variable start and end times. Total hours per week range from 40 to 60 and weekend work will be required. Production season will begin late February and length of employment will vary from 6 weeks to 8 months. Rate of pay is $9.56/hr. Apply in person January 23, 2012 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Pickett’s Nurseries Ltd, 26940 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge BC, V2W 1N8 Interviews will take place at the time of application.

PURCHASING ASST. Knowledge in mat’ls mgnt & purchasing, read shop dwgs, min 3-5 yrs of buying exp in mfg (glazing) ind. Basic computer skills a must. Own vehicle. F: 604-525-0774, E: sales@phoenixglassinc.com, w/salary exp. No phone calls pls.

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HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

EARN EXTRA

CASH! The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows News is looking for individuals with vehicle to assist our Supervisors in delivering open routes in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area. This position is for Wednesdays and Fridays. $10 per hour, approximately 3-4 hours per day

If interested email: circulation@mapleridgenews.com or call our Circulation Department today!

604-466-6397 Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

I=:C:LH 22328-119th Avenue, Maple Ridge

Some Shoes Need Filling Newspaper Carriers Needed need extra cash for that something special? It’s easy! Join our team today!

• Deliver in your neighbourhood • Ideal job for elementary or secondary students • Deliver Wednesdays and Fridays

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

I=:C:LH 22328 - 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge

LABOURERS LABOURERS

BW Creative Wood in Maple Ridge is looking for energetic, hardworking people for F/T positions. Flex hours. No exp. req’d. Benefits avail. Exc. growth opp’t. Submit resume to: 23282 River Rd, Maple Ridge, between 9am - 3pm

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS TAX preparer - Experience preferred, training available. Start February 6th. Good customer service skills required. Hourly plus bonus. Submit resume by email: txldy@live.ca, or phone: 604-8555869

To fill th e s e s

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

236

CLEANING SERVICES

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

Position Available Machinist/ Machine Fitter

Administration Occasional On-call Receptionist (coverage for occasional absences)

On Call starting Asap Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services is an equal opportunity employer For further information please refer to our website at:

www.comservice.bc.ca

Please forward resume to: jleginus@comservice.bc.ca by: January 20th 2012 This position requires union membership. This position is open to male and female applicants.

Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey.

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

To apply submit resume by Email to jwurz@iem.ca or fax to 604-513-9905

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

WAREHOUSE

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

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DRYWALL

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

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

173

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

604-468-8889 candymassage.blogspot.com/

Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence.

MIND BODY SPIRIT

CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HELP WANTED

HOME RENOVATIONS Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens Flooring & Tile Work Local Maple Ridge Company

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

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300

341

LANDSCAPING Green Services Ltd

(778)233-1114 Ray

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

CHOICE RENOVATIONS

ABACUS ROOFING Asphalt roofs, Re & Re, Shake conversions *28yrs Exp. - Also Snow plow & Junk Removal

Gary 467-3024

Call Chris 604-462-9009

EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656

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

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces *Old Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197

RUBBISH removal. Bobcat/dump trailer. Reno/repairs. hoot&owl@ telus.net Gary 604-339-5430.

www.augustinesoilandmulch.com Home Renovations and New Construction

317

RECYCLE-IT!

MISC SERVICES

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

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

(#102055) Bonded

HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Email: hoot&owl@telus.net Gary 604-339-5430

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

604.587.5865

Meadows Landscape Supply

www.recycleitcanada.ca

604-465-1311

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

JASMINE’S RELAXATION TOUCH Pain and stress relief. Tranquil setting/Comfort studio. M/Ridge 778-888-3866 (9am-9pm) ph or text

(# 102974) Bonded

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HELP WANTED

The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative. The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along 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 5:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2012 to: Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: admanager@mapleridgenews.com Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Free Estimates Renovations: New Builds: Upgrades: Electrical Inspections

604-777-5046

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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....

www.sr-electricialservices.com

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

AFFORDABLE MOVING

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

374

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

andrew.northstar.interiors@gmail.com

PAUL BUNYAN Tree Service

Big jobs - Small Jobs - We do it all!

* ISA Certified Arborist *Hazard Tree Removal * Crown Reduction & Falling * Stump Grinding *Prune & Hedge Trim * Arborist Reports Insured WCB Free Estimates

Call now and save!

ACCOUNTING Done Accurately Small Business, P/U & Delivery Bookkeeping, Payroll, Tax Returns, HST.604-814-0967 / 604-862-1596

Proudly Serving the Lower Mainland Visa & M/C accepted

Call 7 days/week 778-245-9069 A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.

604-942-6907 Top Written

Quality Painting. Guarantee. Free

Bookkeeping & Accounting Payroll, Year-end, Financial Statements, Income Taxes E-FILE Service Ph: 604-465-2123 Cellular: 604-788-0161

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

ON THE BOOKS BOOKKEEPING SOLUTIONS Ready to make 2012 a fresh start? Need help organizing 2011 for your accountant? Whether at your office or using our free pick up and delivery service, Let us put your business On The Books.

Call Natalie at 604-552-9093

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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

TREE SERVICES

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

778-245-9069 Northstars Painting

GARDENING

TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

281

• • •

Local & Long Distance

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

MOVING & STORAGE

604-537-4140

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

.Jim’s Moving Winter Service

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

Prompt Delivery Available

Running this ad for 7yrs

Seven Days a Week

PAINT SPECIAL

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

(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

✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

283A

FRESH COAT PAINTING ~ Int/Ext, Drywall repair, Texture ceilings, Free Est. (778)868-5307 James

HANDYPERSONS

LARRY THE HANDY GUY. For all your Household needs. Reno’s, Hauling & Power Washing Elec/ Plumb/ Tiling (778)994-4736

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

VECTOR RENO’S Complete Home Renovations / Improvements. Interior & Exterior. Call 604-690-3327

288

THE NEWS

320

(604)999-5454

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.

275

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

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

Call Richard: 604 417 3108 visit our website @

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

Available for Delivery Call for pricing

Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates

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

Gutters cleaned, Moss control Residential Apartments Commercial buildings / Strata Laminate Flooring

Cellular 604-671-9694

ELECTRICAL

Complete Electrical Services Residential: Commercial

Chuck’s Pressure Washing & Complete Drywalling

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

Bsmt suites, bathrooms, windows siding, H/W tank installation, etc NO JOB TOO SMALL

PRESSURE WASHING

WCB HST Licence Chuck (604)319-1993 chucksrenos@hotmail.com chucksrenos@shaw.ca

DUTCH TOUCH

Small Jobs OK

Dean 604-834-3076

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

HOME REPAIRS

RETIRED carpenter wants to keep busy. Looking for small carpentry jobs. Will repair or build new. Will also do small plumbing jobs. Call Ken 604-460-7803.

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

NEED CASH TODAY?

Advertising Sales Representative

HOME REPAIRS

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

www.blackpress.com

288

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MDG HOME SERVICES

Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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BELRON RENOVATIONS INC.

COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos.

M I L LW R I G H T / M E C H A N I C REQUIRED – Full time position. Vancouver Island Chip Plant. Welding experience an asset. Union wage, full benefit package. Please contact joanne.stone @dctchambers.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Ceiling Restoration: taping & boarding respray, repaint, trowel over, 30 yrs exp. Del 604-505-3826

RELAXING SWEDISH MASSAGE A.M. Special 15% off. *Stress Free *European *Private 604.230.4444

182

TRADES, TECHNICAL

287

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

WAREHOUSE PERSON Distributor of educational products, located in Surrey requires a full time shipper/receiver. Training available. Starting wage $12/hr. Fax resume to 604-576-2777 or email: nairn.m@telus.net

PERSONAL SERVICES

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for busy logging company in the

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

The successful candidate will have considerable experience assembling machinery, bearing assemblies, and shrink fitting.

164

CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

160

242

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

338

PLUMBING

PETS 456

FEED & HAY

LOCAL HAY FOR SALE. Good Quality! 60lb bale average. $6/bale. Pitt Meadows. Call 604-505-4087.

477

PETS

360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416

BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 4 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $500. Call 604-574-5788.

✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442


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PETS 477

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 LABS YELLOW P/B pups, born Dec 14th. Dewormed, 1st shots, $750. 604-888-4662, (Langley) 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

REAL ESTATE 636

MORTGAGES

PRIVATE MORTGAGE Lender. Funding smaller 2nd, 3rd, & interim mortgages. No fees! Please call 604-736-6914 or grpacific@telus.net. Courtesy to agents.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

MAPLE RIDGE, Central. 11735-225 St. 2 bdrm incl heat & h.w. $900 no dogs.604-467-9420 or 463-6686 MAPLE RIDGE Central. Lrg 1 bdrm nr amens, insuite w/d, d/w, patio, vaulted ceilings, sec u/g prk. Immed Ns/Np. $780 +utils. 604-307-2241. MAPLE RIDGE central. Spacious 1 bdrm apts. Deck, W/D, Prkg. ns/np. $600. Avail. Nov 1. 604-937-3534.

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Maple Ridge

Glenwood Manor Apartments

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ROTTWEILER Pups, Reg CKC, Champ lines/health guaranteed. $1600. (778)240-6472, bramasolerottweilers@yahoo.com

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 604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. Ready. 604-795-7662

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

Collectible Auction Monday Jan 15 ~ 7pm Collection of: postage stamps, over 100 stock books with stamps, dye case model airplane & cars, 100 older prints, paintings, ass’t Royal Alberta & other china, tobacco tines, etc. View: Day of Sale fr 10am

Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

MAPLE RIDGE Sunwood. New top floor Assisted Living Condo.1 Bdrm 1 bath, 24/hr emergency response. $1350/mo. Call (604)970-9510.

Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, n/pets. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT

604.477.9189 MAPLE RIDGE

WESTGATE APTS Under New Management Large 2 bdrm stes available. Incudes heat, hot water, large balconies. Close to transit.

Call 778-788-1845

CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322

545

FUEL

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

548

FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987” $$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households

463-4449 or 209-6583 MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

560

MISC. FOR SALE

NEED YOUR PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDING ERECTED? Professional crews available. We service Western Canada. All Brands. Excl references. Call MSC at 1-800-979-2993

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

Avail Feb. 1 - Ref’s req’d

Polo Club Apartments

GARIBALDI Court

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

1 & 2 bdrm $790 & $900/mo

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Feb. 1 2 BDRMS. Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.

MISC. WANTED WANTED Toy Story Racer PS1 (778)384-8785

627

604.465.7221

Senior Move-In Allowance.

PORT COQUITLAM

For more info. google us.

1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts.

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

736

HOMES FOR RENT

UPDATED 2 bed, 1 bath rancher, fenced yard, carport, 5 appliances. Downtown, walk to shopping and bus. Small pet ok. Available immediately. $1150. 604-613-6644 W. MAPLE RIDGE 201 St/Dewdney, clean 2 bdrm. rancher, lge. fenced yard, $1150 mo. + utils. Feb. 1 (604)467-6044

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

HOMES FOR RENT

746

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.

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

Call 604-467-3944 750

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

TOP PRODUCERS REALTY LTD MAPLE RIDGE 207A St: 2 brm 2 bath spacious condo avail Feb 1st! Small pet ok w/pet dep. Centrally located. F/P, storage,2 private balconies. Secure parking.$1200/m

For viewing call Gulnaz 604-820-9000 or TEXT 604-854-0011

2011 SALEM T23FD DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

818

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 125K, $8300 firm. Call 604-538-9257

CARS - DOMESTIC Awning, pass-through storage, A/C, DSI water heater, exterior shower AM/FM/DVD. $14,483 (Stk.30371) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2000 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Heat, memory, lumbar, HUD, good cond. Estate sale. $4900. 604-364-1554. 2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996.

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

MAPLE RIDGE 240/Albion, 2 bdrm $795/mo inc util, cable & net. NS/NP Avail now 604-767-5617 MAPLE RIDGE. 240/Albion. New 1 bdrm, laminate flrs, your own w/d, DW, tub & shower. Feb 1, $700/mo incl utils. N/S, N/P. 604-463-8974, or 778-888-7475. MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath very clean, quiet. $750 incl util NS/NP. Avail now Gilbert 604-466-6388 MAPLE Ridge. 2 bdrm grd. flr. Sep entry. New paint. 900sqft, Quiet hse. Off St prkg. 5 appls. N/S. Cat ok. $950/mo + $50/mo utils. 604936-5728 or 604-466-9458 ask for Beth MAPLE RIDGE. Newer 2 bdrm bsmt. Incl lndry, gas/elec. $800/mo. Avail now. NP/NS. 604-466-2914. MAPLE RIDGE. Spac. bachelor suite. W/D, hotplate. Nr bus. $550 incl heat. N/S N/P. 604-467-5820. MAPLE RIDGE W. 1 Bd lwr ste prkg Nr bus. Own w/d. NS/NP. $725 incl utils 604-477-1000

MAPLE RIDGE WEST

Large newer ground level 2 Bdrm, New appl’s, insuite W/D, Large modern layout, Patio, alarm, N/S, N/P Immed $1000 incl’s heat, elec, H/W/cable, net

604.465.3122

MAPLE RIDGE W. Newer 2 bdrm grnd level, $900 incl cbl/utils/net. Nr amens. Immed. Call 604-351-0005.

751

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM, 3 bdrm., deck., share ldry., prkg., no dogs. N/S. Feb. 1. $1175 mo. 604-937-3534 MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm + den, upper floor, 2 full baths, fncd b. yrd, cls to schl, avail. Jan. 15. $1450 + 2/3 utils. NS/NP. Quiet prof fam. preferred. Phone 604-467-5820.

752

TOWNHOUSES

Maple Ridge ~ Townhouse

Stonehouse Estates

Available now. Bright, spacious approx 1500 sqft, 2 levels, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, family room, vaulted ceiling, gas F/P, newly painted, newer blinds & carpets, insuite laundry, double garage. Cat OK. $1395/mo + util’s.

Donna 604.202.8485

848

TOWING

BENJAMIN TOWING Flat rate $49

The Scrapper

604-318-8300

COQUITLAM 1 bdrm gr/lvl, quiet, priv ent, w/d, new paint, fenced yard. $650 incl utils. 604-941-4166 COQUITLAM West 1 bdrm bsmt sparking clean & bright sunken l/rm. sep d/rm. Onsite owners. Priv ent. prkg, hydro incl. Lndry. N/s n/p. Avail Feb 1. $725. 604-937-5177.

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc

SUITES, LOWER

PITT MEADOWS 1 bdrm, full bath share laundry, N/S, N/P, $650 incls utils. Immed (604)465-6072 aft 6pm

New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

2011 EAGLE CAP 950

Water filter, microwave, awning, AM/FM/CD stereo, dinette slide and more! $24,483 (Stk.30833) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

Coquitlam - Totally Reno’d 3 bdrm rancher. Cls to schools & shops. Priv bkyrd. $1650. 604-913-7785

New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960.

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

Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

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

HOMES WANTED

PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1030/$1134/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

AUTO FINANCING

RECREATIONAL/SALE

743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

M.RIDGE, 2 bdrm in newer home, nr Kanaka schl. NP/NS. Refs. $675+utils. Feb. 1. 604-462-8905

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

838

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

REAL ESTATE

MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm house with den, near amens, fenced yard, cement patio, dble garage, 4 appls, NS/NP, $1200/mo. Avail Feb. 1st. Call 604-438-0329 after 6 pm.

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PITT MEADOWS, Ford & Harris, 3 bdrm T/H. Quiet family complex, rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-465-4851

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GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info.

TOWNHOUSES

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2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 175,000k, needs some work$2400 604-830-7797 or 604-467-7598

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 TOYOTA Avalon XLS, loaded, auto, 175 K, new tires, batt., leather,3L V6, $5400 obo.604-812-1278

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