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Six more suspected rioters from Maple Ridge VPD wants charges laid against another 20 suspects by Je f f Nage l Black Press

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Blue and white Two people walk their dogs in the snow along the dike by McNeil Road in Pitt Meadows on Sunday. See more snow photos, p4.

Vancouver Police are recommending 63 new charges against 20 more suspected rioters who ran amok during the 2011 Stanley Cup riot last June. Among them are people from Surrey and other parts of the Lower Mainland. The announcement brings the total number of suspects the VPD wants charged to 100. Twenty-six of them are from Surrey, 18 are from Vancouver, 17 are from Burnaby, six are from Maple Ridge, four are from North Vancouver and three or fewer hail from other Lower Mainland cities or elsewhere. See Rioters, p4

CP Rail buys farmland for expansion Holding Pitt property for future growth by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

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CP Rail already owned 60 hectares north of the tracks, and just bought 23 more on the south side.

Canadian Pacific Railway has bought a tract of farmland in Pitt Meadows to hold for possible expansion. The $4 million purchase of 23 hectares (58 acres) means the company will own land on both sides of the train tracks.

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Canadian Pacific currently owns 60 hectares (150 acres) along Lougheed Highway near Kennedy Road, 40 of which are undeveloped. The other 20 is an intermodal yard. The company, which employs 50 employees and roughly 125-150 contractors at its Pitt Meadows operation, has no plans to pave its new purchase immediately, but is holding the property for future growth. “This is just normal course of business in acquiring this

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land to be in a position for potential future use,” said Kevin Hrysak, CPR Canada’s media relations manager. For now, the land, home to a dairy operation and horse sanctuary in the past, will continue to be used for agriculture. As a federally chartered company, CPR’s railway operations, such as track expansions or intermodal yards, are not subject to local government or provincial rules. The Agricultural Land Com-

mission, which regulates farmland in B.C., is aware of CPR’s purchase and has been told the company may need the land to expand railway tracks. Land commission planner Tony Pellett said Canadian Pacific did not need its approval when it built the container terminal on farmland along Lougheed Hwy., but required an exclusion application to build its warehouses off Allen Way. See CP Rail, p18

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Amanda Crowston of ARMS crouches by a creek the environmental group recently found fish in at the corner of 222nd Street and 126th Avenue.

Adopt a stream – neighbours, get involved Pilot program tries to get residents interested in streams in their backyards by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter

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fter being poked and prodded and tested for acidity levels, clarity, oxygen and temperature, the result was a clean bill of health – and it doesn’t even have a name. Officially, it’s called T2, but the locals know it as Hillside Creek. It runs through an older neighbourhood in Maple Ridge, along 222nd Street, starting somewhere north of Dewdney Trunk Road, through backyards and beneath roads and it’s a sparkling example of what an urban stream should be, says the Alouette River Management Society. Thanks to the adopt-a-stream

pilot program, T2 now will have some tender loving care to ensure its survival. The program matched the society’s expertise with the volunteer efforts of concerned residents, in order to safeguard the watercourse. “It’s really about connecting people to their streams and show them how important their stream is to wildlife and fish,” said Amanda Crowston, with the river society. “It’s really to showcase the importance of these urban streams.” A $12,050 grant from the Fraser Salmon and Watershed Program allowed the water quality to be tested. The results from last fall came back good for all of the above categories. ARMS staff and local neighbours also installed fish traps in four spots last week and found fish in three of them – cutthroat trout, coho salmon and stickleback, some almost 10 centimetres long. It’s possible that a concrete barrier blocked fish access to the fourth. “We were really excited. It goes through so many properties,” Crowston said. Removal of invasive plants was also part of the project. Crowston doesn’t know the exact origin point of T2, saying that it’s formed basically by runoff from

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A coho salmon fry showed up in T2 creek along 222nd Street, the focus of a pilot adopt-a-stream program. River management society volunteer Peter Dittaro and employee Nicole Driedger confirm that it’s a coho. roads, backyards and ditches. When the Alouette River is under storm conditions or facing heavy runoff, such channels offer a refuge for smaller fish. If more money becomes available, the program could be offered to other neighbourhoods. Crowston says adopt-a-stream forms a connection between residents and the stream and its surrounding en-

vironment, which people may not have had before. Her group wants to show residents how, with small changes to their properties, there can be a healthier stream for fish and wildlife. “Many people love bird watching, for example, and with a healthy fish population in an urban stream, and plants that support bird habi-

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tat, there will be more birds in our backyards. “If they want to start caring for their streams in their back yards, we want to support them.” Not tested for, however, was pesticides. Maple Ridge doesn’t allow use of pesticides or herbicides on residential properties. “The stream is going through a residential area. We hope with the municipal bylaw, that’s something we don’t have to test for.” Stacy Wakfer, who lives on 222nd Street, is one of the handful of residents who helped ARMS. “It’s my belief we own the streams and that waterway is ours,” Wakfer said. The stream will be here long after she’s gone, she added. However, she wonders why the District of Maple Ridge OK’d last June a new 109-unit condo development at 12256 – 222nd St., that’s located on nearby untouched green space. The project already has a permit, but Wakfer wants the setback for the stream corridor that runs through the property increased from 15 metres to 30 metres. Crowston, though, says the project has “sufficient setbacks from the stream and there is a proper plan in place to ensure the setback is restored with native plants.”


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Snow ball (Clockwise) Lars Pehar Sands, 9, gets some air off a snow ramp while sledding with his family at Jackson Farm on Sunday; Deston Pehar Sands, 7, gets sideways while sliding down a hill; Kula, a three-year-old golden retriever, chases after Lars and Deston.

82 per cent from outside Vancouver Rioters from front The VPD said 82 per cent of suspects are from outside Vancouver, while 18 per cent live in the city. The force listed three examples of the new suspects who may be charged. One of them, a 15-year-old from Surrey, is accused of helping flip a parked car, stealing something from its trunk, pushing over a portable toilet, and later smashing a police car with a metal fence connector. Police also say a Surrey 19-year-old who attends university in Kelowna helped flip a parked truck and flicked lit cigarettes at the pool of gas leaking from it – all of which was caught on video. The truck didn’t explode and the VPD says the young man, who has no criminal record, contacted investigators before they could arrest him. The VPD also showcased a 45-year-old man Vancouver man they say tried to smash the windows of a bank with a hockey stick before punching various random people in the head. Police say the same man, who has a long criminal record, later helped overturn a parked car. All suspects are accused by police of participating in a riot,

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All suspects are accused by police of participating in a riot, while mischief or break-and-enter are the next most common charges being requested. while mischief or break-andenter are the next most common charges being requested. The 85 men and 15 women have an average age of 21, and 20 were young offenders under age 18 at the time of the riot. The men range in age from 15 to 52, while females range from 17 to 27. Crown counsel has so far approved 78 charges against 30 riot suspects, all of whom either turned themselves in or have

been arrested. Rioters torched police cars and other vehicles and looted stores in downtown Vancouver June 15 after the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Cup final. Integrated Riot Investigation Team Insp. Les Yeo called the list of the “first 100” suspects a significant milestone, adding more are expected. “The victims haven’t forgotten and neither have we.”


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Pedestrians struck on Lougheed Hwy. Two pedestrians were taken to hospital after being struck by a car while crossing icy Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge Saturday night. The men were hit by a car traveling west around 8:30 p.m. in the 21600-block of Lougheed Hwy. Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the men, aged 30 and 36, were not in a crosswalk. Police believe low visibility may have been a factor, as it was late and had snowed earlier in the day. “The area is not well lit and the roads were wet and icy,� added Dunlop. Both were taken to hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. The weekend snowfall did not cause any major accidents, but there were several minor crashes, as cars lost

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Paramedics and firefighters tend to two men hit by a car Saturday in Maple Ridge. control on wet snow and slippery hills. A car lost control at the corner of 107th Avenue and 239th Street on Saturday and nearly crashed into Brandi Ross’ house. Ross said it’s the second time in ďŹ ve years there’s been a similar

near-miss by her home. “This neighbourhood is full of children and the city doesn’t think there is an issue with the hill. We had a test done last summer for speed. They found no issues,� Ross added. “Sadly, this morning, I gained another new

lawn ornament.� A weather warning was issued for Metro Vancouver on Monday. The Fraser Valley bore the brunt of the cold weather system on Monday after an early morning snowfall caused havoc for commuters.

Four arrests in Pitt cellphone store robbery by Wanda C how Black Press An investigation led by members of the Burnaby RCMP’s strike force unit and proliďŹ c offender suppression team resulted in the arrest of four suspects Thursday in connection with a violent robbery of a cellphone store in Pitt Meadows. At about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12, four male suspects were arrested following a violent robbery of a retail store at Meadowtown

Centre in Pitt Meadows. The suspects used bear spray. Apart from store employees being treated for exposure to the spray, there were no other injuries. The arrests are the result of efforts in response to a signiďŹ cant increase in robberies of individuals and retail stores in which cellphones have been targeted, a trend noted by all police forces in the region in recent months. As part of Burnaby detachment’s crime reduc-

tion strategy, members of its strike force unit and POST gathered intelligence in an attempt to identify potential suspects. Several persons of interest were narrowed down to primary suspects, who were targeted with an intense police investigation. On Jan. 12, the Burnaby RCMP teams coordinated a surveillance project with the assistance of Ridge Meadows RCMP, Coquitlam RCMP and the Lower Mainland Dis-

trict Integrated Emergency Response Team. It was during the project that the suspects were arrested. “Early indications are the group operated with at some level of sophistication in planning their activities and members from the Burnaby RCMP are actively liaising with other police agencies throughout the [Lower Mainland district] to determine if there are any links to crimes committed in other jurisdictions,� the release said.

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The District of Maple Ridge invites tenders for road and drainage improvements on 119 Avenue from York Street to 221 Street. The work generally consists of road widening of 119 Avenue complete with concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk on the north side; widening of 221 Street 50m south of 119 Avenue, installation of storm sewer both on 119 Avenue and 221 Street, storm service connections, lawn basins and catch basins. Tender Documents may be obtained on or after Tuesday, January 24, 2012 during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except holidays) at the Engineering Counter of the District of Maple Ridge, on payment of a non-refundable amount of $56.00 (incl. HST) made payable to the District of Maple Ridge. The document can also be downloaded from BC Bid at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. The Tender Documents may be viewed at the Plan Room of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3. For all inquiries, contact Maria Guerra at the District of Maple Ridge at 604-467-7356. Tender Closing Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Tender Closing Time: 2:00 pm local time Tender Deposit Place: District of Maple Ridge Reception Desk (First Floor) 11995 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9 Tel: 604-463-5221 • Fax: 604-467-7329

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Stay off the phone In the first 20 months of British Columbia’s distracted driving law, police issued 46,008 tickets to drivers for using hand-held electronic devices while behind the wheel. Another 1,372 tickets were issued for emailing or texting while driving. The ministry of the Solicitor-General says that means 16 people are still alive thanks to a 12 per cent reduction in motor vehicle accidents involving fatalities and serious injuries. The statistics suggest the two-year-old ban on talking or texting on a cell phone while driving has been effective. But as anyone who spends any amount of time on the province’s roads and highways will likely attest, the reality is somewhat different. Drivers are still talking on their cell phones. Some are just more discreet about doing it. They wait until they’re on quieter side streets, or they look around to ensure no police are nearby. Or they try to hide their activity, keeping their phone out of sight as they press numbers or check their text messages. Others openly seem to be flaunting the law, chatting with their cell phone pressed up to their ear as they drive along busy thoroughfares. A recent survey by ICBC says their excuses range from outright defiance at the righteousness of the law, to misguided affection for the feel of the phone in their hand to a wrongheaded belief that making or taking a call while at a red light doesn’t count as driving. The risks presented by distracted driving are very real. In fact, you’re 23 times more likely to get into an accident if you’re using your cellphone while driving. So even though the coast may be clear of vigilant police, stay off the phone while driving. – Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com

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Enbridge oil pipeline won’t happen After following the opening phase of the National Energy Board’s hearings on the Northern Gateway oil pipeline proposal, I have a prediction. B.C. will never see this pipeline. And that’s probably the best outcome. B.C. Views The first reason is the nearly unanimous Tom Fletcher opposition of informed Kitimat-area residents, led by Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Ellis Ross and skilled local volunteers who described the marine environment of the Kitimat estuary. There was speculation that Ross, who was just appointed to chair Premier Christy Clark’s new Aboriginal Business and Investment Council, might bend on the oil proposal. His testimony put that notion to rest. The Haisla, Haida, Gitga’at and other members of the Coastal First Nations group put their marker down on managed logging and eco-tourism years before this pipeline debate heated up. California do-gooders may have coined the term “Great Bear Rainforest,” but make no mistake, these tribes run the place. Moving inland, the Northern Gateway pipeline route is a tangle of dozens of asserted traditional territories, some in the century-old Treaty 8 zone and others with no legal settlement. Our courts will require at least another generation of millionaire lawyers to untangle the territorial claims involved,

no matter what the B.C., Canadian or Chinese governments may wish to do with this oil. The Haisla have embraced liquefied natural gas ships, plants and pipelines, which may be all the industrial development the region can handle. Condensate can continue to be shipped into Kitimat by tankers and sent by railcar to Alberta to dilute bitumen. Which brings me to the alternatives to Northern Gateway. CP Rail just announced a major investment in its U.S. main line south of Saskatchewan, to transport crude oil from the Bakken Formation, an emerging source of shale oil and gas under Saskatchewan, Alberta and North Dakota. CP shipments out of North Dakota went from 500 carloads in 2009 to more than 13,000 carloads in 2011. The new target is 70,000. B.C.’s likeliest alternative for oilsands crude is the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which has been pumping Alberta oil and refined products to the West Coast at Burrard Inlet for nearly 60 years. Port Moody’s Ioco refinery is gone, but Chevron’s Burnaby plant remains, and some crude goes out by tanker or pipeline to refineries south of B.C. The current owner of Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan Canada, is naturally watching the Enbridge battle closely. A Kinder Morgan representative provided the following information about tanker traffic from their Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. In 2011 there were 32 tankers loaded at Westridge, down from 69 in 2010. Demand varies widely (there were no tankers in 2000) and current traffic is similar to what went out of Burrard Inlet

in the 1970s. Contrary to popular belief, there is not yet a major surge to Asia. For every 10 ships that load at Westridge, on average eight sail to California, one to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries, and only one to Asia. Current Port Metro Vancouver rules allow Aframax-class tankers (80,000 to 119,000 dead weight tons) to pass under the Lions Gate and Second Narrows bridges, but they can’t take on a full load.

B.C.’s likeliest alternative for oilsands crude is the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which has been pumping Alberta oil and refined products to the West Coast at Burrard Inlet for nearly 60 years. That would require dredging in Second Narrows, which would increase general shipping safety as well as capacity. Kinder Morgan has not yet formally applied to twin the Trans Mountain line. If it does expand its priceless right of way, the capacity would be greater than the Enbridge proposal. One way or another, that oil will move. The professional environmentalist gong show over Enbridge is still to come. More on that next week. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com (tfletcher@blackpress.ca).

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THE NEWS/letters online comments Stupid drug Marianna Nagy · Archbishop Carney Secondary School: Re: Just one pill (mapleridgenews.com). Shannon [Raymond] and I were very close (we grew up on the same street together) and a few months after her death, the group of kids I used to be associated with (before smartening up) began using ecstasy very frequently. It was shocking to me that the death of someone that walked the same halls as they did didn’t deter them from experimenting with that stupid drug. Why is it that Maple Ridge is full of so many misguided lost teenagers? A high concentration of the lot seems to come from Westview Secondary School – I know because I attended that school, as did Shannon. Though we, neither she nor I, were what you would consider ‘lost,’ we were friends with a lot of stupid people. This is most obvious in Shannon’s case. If you have a son or daughter attending Westview Secondary School that you believe to be a good, intelligent kid, do yourself a favor and transfer them to a different high school. You might end up saving their life.

Not on trees Richard Pitt: Re: Pitt councillor wants tax increase lowered further (mapleridgenews.com). The biggest problem governments have is a complete lack of understanding that money does not grow on trees – nor does it magically spring from cash machines just when you need it. It has to be earned by people creating wealth. Government does not create wealth – government employees don’t create wealth, Business creates wealth, and when the business environment is stressed, there is less wealth for governments to tap, regardless of how much they want to. The fact that capital assets are “appreciating” does not mean that wealth has been created, either.

Shift tax Sandy Wakeling: Re: Pitt councillor wants tax increase lowered further (mapleridgenews.com). If memory serves, the drainage utility, which primarily supports the northern agriculture zone of Pitt Meadows, is heavily subsidized by those of us in the residential zone. I’d be in favour of a tax shift which aims to rectify the imbalance.

Does money rule? Tanny Szabados · Fraser Valley College: Re: Gravel pit will have to follow Maple Ridge rules (mapleridgenews.com). I have a problem with this gravel pit. What happens to all the dirty runoff water? Will it go into all the little creeks and tributaries? Will we have another situation like the Coquitlam River? What about all the fish in those streams? Will we sacrifice all the years of work local people have put in to protect and nurture these streams all for the sake of gravel? Can’t we purchase it from one of the other pits that have already ruined there watersheds and minimize anymore environmental damage? Will we really ever learn, or does money really rule our environmental awareness?

Road worse Hugh Peden · Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Re: Gravel pit will have to follow Maple Ridge rules (mapleridgenews.com). I think the building of the road would be worse for the environment than the actual gravel pit as it is the proposed road that will cross several streams and creeks. Regardless, why do we need yet another pit when there are already several up there with their output only limited by the [district] and how much they wish to extract on an annual basis. The location of the proposed access road seems a deliberate strategy to skirt municipal oversight. If this does proceed, the powers that be should ensure that access is via 256th Street and take the funds that would have been used for the access road and put them towards completing the much needed Abernethy Connector to 256th St. and, thereby, diverting trucks from the busy and difficult (uphill) intersection at Dewdney Trunk Road] and 256th St. ...

Campaigning in our schools? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Why are things the way they are? (Along the Fraser, Jan. 13). Yes, we should ask, “Why are things the way they are?” We have to thank Jack Emberly for exposing the indoctrination of Thomas Haney school students by the NDP-based Cinema Politica. Is the NDP invited into our schools to campaign now? Are all the other political groups allowed to come into the schools and present their views? It is stated that after the viewing, Oosha Ramsoondar “directed? her young audience to think about a question and invited students to become members of Cinema Politica. All this would be acceptable outside of school boundaries, but presenting this political bias in taxpayer-funded venues is unacceptable. Why is it happening is more the question? It also irks me that Mr. Emberly and his group believe themselves to be the only noble ones, with noble quotations. The only ones who help the poor, are active in health, welfare, education

and the environment. They should consider coming down from their lofty peak of self-righteousness. CHERRYL KATNICH MAPLE RIDGE

No connection EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Why are things the way they are? (Along the Fraser, Jan. 13). Like Jack Emberly, I am an admirer of Oosha Ramsoondar’s active citizenship. I agree that initiative for fixing the system needs to come from individuals, many of whom attend Cinema Politica screenings of issue-related films. However, I have to clarify that Cinema Politica is in no way connected to or supported by the New Democratic Party. JANET AMSDEN, PRESIDENT PITT MEADOWS-MAPLE RIDGE MISSION NDP RIDING ASSOCIATION

Let’s talk EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Why are things the way they are? (Along the Fraser, Jan. 13). Cinema Politica Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows is very

part to the contribution of the municipality of Maple Ridge in allowing us use of their facilities. For this, we are very grateful. It must be noted, however, that Cinema Politica is nonpartisan and not affiliated with the NDP in any way. As stated on the website: “Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad.” Cinema Politica Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows is not affiliated with any political party. Its organizing committee is made up of individuals who share a love for progressive documentary films. Our screenings are free of charge, open to all and our audience, including individuals who are apolitical or have diverse political affiliations. Our aim is to encourage discussion and debate on issues that affect us as a community, British Columbians and Canadians. OOSHA RAMSOONDAR MAPLE RIDGE

Why won’t kids help shovel driveways? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Whatever happened to the good old days? Finally, we have winter. I, personally, love the snow, but then I don’t drive or have to commute long distances. But there is still the shovelling. My 79-year-old mom certainly cannot shovel her drive or sidewalk, and her

regularly scheduled outings with HandyDart are cancelled if it can’t get into her driveway. My husband has both a heart and kidney condition, so his shovelling ability is limited, too; I have a chronic back condition, so basically I can shovel, but only for a limited time. Back when my brother

and I were growing up in Burnaby, to earn a little pocket money, we would go door-to-door asking people if they needed their drives and sidewalks shovelled. It was hard work, but we certainly ended up with some spare change in our pockets. So what’s happened with kids nowadays? Too big an

allowance from parents, or just don’t care? We’re going out of town, and heaven help my poor mom if it snows that week. Neighbors don’t seem to care about each other either. Where has our society gone that no one cares to help one another anymore? JANET VEILLET PITT MEADOWS

Why punch a road through forested area? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Council may not be able to do anything about Blue Mtn. quarry (The News, Jan. 11). Why would anyone punch a new road through an forested area when 256th Street is within a short distance to the west of the site? And, as we have been told for years, 256th St. is the

preferred designated truck route for the northeast sector. Something about this whole proposal does not seem right – if the currently shelved Abernethy Connector is ever revived (sometime in the next 100 years – the expected life of the gravel pit), the gravel operations would be right at its door step.

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honoured by the coverage in this article. When we started this venture, we knew there was a need in our community for documentary films that focused on issues not covered in the mainstream media. But the overwhelming response has been gratifying. We seem to have connected with a wide cross-section of our community, and have had various groups represented, including a local Buddhist mediation group, the Friends in Need Food bank, and Oxfam, to name a few. Some of our special guests have included Mel Hurtig, founder of the National Party of Canada and the Council of Canadians, Arzeena Hamir of the Richmond Food Security Society, and Job Cooksey a writer/producer/director from Vancouver. We have a few regular attendees from Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby. These people are amazed that our small community can host such screenings and have such knowledgeable and renowned individuals as special guests. Our success reflects positively for and in our community and is due in no small

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I really question the competency of Maple Ridge’s senior management as this proposal seems to have caught them all off guard (similar incompetence can be attached to an ex-mayor’s private golf course and the vacant Kanaka business park, neither of which were in the Official Community Plan, when we first moved

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here). I don’t know how they justify their pay and positions. Maybe its time to review their continued taxpayerfunded positions with the District. I don’t know how they continue to keep themselves employed at our expense. DOUG BUKER MAPLE RIDGE

your wisdom and guidance, as our spending is totally out of control –lots of shiny fire trucks, new shiny fire hall, lots of nice shiny municipal vehicles driving around all day. It’s la, la land in Maple Ridge. WILL WATERBEEK MAPLE RIDGE


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“The teachers deserve all the credit for the increase in grad rates,” Sonne said. The district launched the Keeping Kids in School program in 2007, which offers students a variety of options to stay in school and graduate, including the Connex half-day program. Students are no longer able to withdraw from classes until they contact the district’s Keeping Kids in School program. The diversity of programs offered by the district has also played a role in raising grad rates by offering students an education relevant to their needs. “Every time we have a student that’s engaged by learning, they are going to have greater success,” Sonne said. Of the 189 students who dropped out of local high schools last year, Sonne said the vast majority were dealing with depression, anxiety, and drug issues. “That’s where I think our next big push has to be, to reach those kids” he said. The large number of international students brought down the overall six-year grad rate for all students in the district to 79 per cent. However, Sonne warned that number is skewed by the large number of international students studying locally. The province’s reporting

practices count a visiting international student who stays for a semester and returns home the same as a dropout, he said. Local aboriginal students continued to out perform the provincial benchmark, but Sonne believes there is plenty of room to improve. Aboriginal students had 62 per cent six-year graduation rate, compared to the 52 per cent provincial target. What’s telling is that of the aboriginal students who make to Grade 12 and are eligible to graduate, 94 per cent do. “Once you get to Grade 12 as an aboriginal student, you’re going to graduate, at the same rate or higher as non-aboriginal students,” Sonne said. The district’s aboriginal education office assigns case workers to every aboriginal student who drops out to follow them after they leave school, and offer them an opportunity to re-enroll. The district also improved its Grade 11 to 12 transition rate from 77 to 83 percent between the 2005/06 and the 2009/20 school year, the most recent year data was available. “We’re one of the two most improved districts in the province as far as [grade-tograde transitions],” Sonne said.

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This Thursday, Jan. 19, the group is holding a workshop on how to build and keep a monthly budget. The workshop will provide valuable information on budgeting, hands on experience with budgeting tools, and practice managing cash flow to avoid feeling the pinch at the end of the month. On Saturday, Jan. 21, the groups hosts “Credit Cards: Your Enemy? Or Your Friend?” at 2 p.m. The workshop will cover the essentials on how to use your credit card effectively while reaping the maximum benefits from them. The credit card is perhaps the most convenient payment method today and with no shortage of credit cards choices being offered by banks, retailers and card companies. This workshop will help you decide which one is right for your needs. Both workshops are free to attend, but registration is required. To register call Angie at 604-476-2447 or email coordinator@communityliteracy.ca.


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The Ministry of Agriculture has sketched out its ideas for saving farmland by setting out footprints for where homes can be built in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Those called for a maximum distance of 60 metres from the front of the road to the rear of the residential footprint, and a maximum residential footprint of 2,000 sq. metres. While Maple Ridge council will consider sometime later this year, Pitt Meadows wants no part of it. “There’s no desire, at this point, to bring it forward for discussion. I don’t believe there’s an appetite to bring it forward,” said Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters. She won’t be raising the topic at council. Pitt Meadows already does a good job protecting farmland with house height and setback requirements, she added. Maple Ridge, though, is looking favourably at the farm home plate limits. Mayor Ernie Daykin favours such guidelines. Most of council supported the

Real estate gains vary Housing prices slumped in the second half of 2011, but real estate markets in the Lower Mainland ended up for the year overall. The gain was bigger in the western half of the region, with the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reporting detached houses typically rose 11.2 per cent for the

concept in a submission to the government last summer, added Coun. Cheryl Ashlie. Daykin said agricultural potential is hurt by farms being located in the middle of farmland. “We need to take the pressure off agricultural land and that may be one way to do it.” But that’s just his opinion. Ashlie said the issue is now before the agricultural advisory committee and said council likely will continue to support regulation after asking for it last year. “It just makes sense to look at it and adopt those practices.” With the trend of estate homes on farmland not as advanced in Maple Ridge as other parts of the Lower Mainland, it makes sense to get regulations in place before that trend speeds up, she said. Planning staff say the B.C. guidelines are consistent with those sent in last year by Maple Ridge as the province was preparing the guidelines. Delta and Richmond have local bylaws that impose restrictions, but opposition from property owners have prompted other councils, such as Pitt Meadows and Surrey, to shelve similar efforts. Walters said a previous Pitt Meadows council decision to allow creation of five-acre parcels has caused more damage to farming by reducing the size of par-

cels. “It’s very difficult to farm five acres.” The previous council, led by former mayor Don MacLean, tried in the previous term to regulate where homes go, but gave up after heavy opposition. The guidelines propose a maximum residential footprint of 2,000 sq. metres, plus another 1,000 sq. metres for each additional farm residence and another 35 sq. metres for temporary farm worker space. A house of 2,000 sq. metres is the largest size allowed in an urban area. There’s no restriction on the size of the homes that can be built, but suggests that cities could slap a limit of 500 sq. metres for the principle home and 300 sq. metres for each additional farm residence. The discussion paper suggests that residential footprints on farmland can’t extend more than 60 metres into the farmland, while the back of the house can be no more than 50 metres from the front lot line, thus creating a 10-metre wide back yard. A district staff member said the changes likely will be part of the bylaw review project underway and which should reach council’s desk this year. The limits wouldn’t apply to large farms of more than 60 hectares.

year to $887,000. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), which covers Surrey, White Rock and North Delta, reported benchmark houses gained 3.3 per cent in 2011 to $523,000. Townhouses and condos dipped, however, declining 2.1 per cent (to $315,000) and 1.2 per cent (to $237,000) respectively. “One trend from 2011 that is clear was

the preference for single family homes,” FVREB president Sukh Sidhu said. “For the most part in our region, both sales and prices of townhomes and condos either stayed on par with 2010 or decreased.” The most expensive cities in which to buy across the Lower Mainland remained the west side of Vancouver. Benchmark houses can still be found for under $600,000 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

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plain, especially since the Katzie Slough runs along the recently acquired property. “CP is a holding company. Their vision for the future is 100 years, so just because they own it doesn’t mean their plans are to expand into that in the short- to mediumterm,” said city director of operations of Kim Grout. “We certainly have had no discussions with them.” CPR’s 22,500-kilometre (14,000-mile) network extends from the Port of Vancouver in Canada’s west to The Port of Montreal in Canada’s east, and to the U.S. industrial centers of Chicago, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, New York City and Buffalo.

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More deaths tied to tainted ecstasy Toxic ingredient PMMA found in five B.C. victims by J eff Nage l Black Press Tests now show five ecstasy-related deaths in B.C. over the past six months occurred because the party drug was tainted by a much more lethal component. The B.C. Coroners Service reviewed 16 deaths of B.C. ecstasy users in 2011 and early 2012 and found three victims in the Lower Mainland and two more on Vancouver Island tested positive for paramethoxy-methamphetamine (PMMA), which police believe is being used as a cheaper ingredient. “It’s considerably more neurotoxic,” provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall said Thursday. The investigation was launched after five ecstasy users who died in Calgary and an initial one in the Lower Mainland tested positive for PMMA. Test results have not yet come back for at least one more re-

cent B.C. death believed linked to ecstasy. The B.C. victims in recent months included a 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. Health officials say PMMA is a rare drug that had not previously been tested for in coroners’ investigations. Kendall said PMMA takes effect much more slowly than expected by ecstasy users, who may be used to feeling the effects within 45 minutes. He said users may think the pills aren’t working or they’re weak and take a second or a third one and then overdose. “They’re thinking they have lower dose pills,” Kendall said. “In fact, they have higher dose pills that are a lot more toxic.” The result can be elevated body temperature and potential brain and organ damage. Asked why only one person in a group of friends that take the same drug might have a negative reaction and die, Kendall pointed to different body weights, different medicine or other drug and alcohol interactions, or even different genetic predis-

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Always a mom, always a musician Laila Biali has embraced motherhood as a source of inspiration for her new musical projects by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

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hile travelling on transit across New York City, where she lives, you may find Laila Biali tapping her feet, perhaps a little zoned out. With her son Joshua on her lap, the Vancouver-born jazz musician can’t help, but fall into a melodic mesmerization. The toddler has already been an inspiration for several songs on pop project she’s working on with her husband Ben Wittman. “Laila Biali as a mother, a singer and musician has been completely integrated,” says Biali who embarks on a crossCanada tour Jan. 25. “I am always a mom and always a musician, so the two are constantly overlapping and in a way inspiring each other. I find respite and restoration in making music but I also find respite in doing what a mom does, in caring and nurturing another individual. It is pretty amazing.”

“I find respite and restoration in making music but I also find respite in doing what a mom does.” Contributed

Laila Biali, musician

Jazz pianist and vocalist Laila Biali is on a cross-Canada tour which stops in Maple Ridge on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The past two years has seen a renewed focus on Biala’s skills as a composer, arranger, singer and pianist. Her reputation for challenging the boundaries of music is unparalleled. She takes the best of pop, rock, classical and soul, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it all into her musical arrangements seamlessly. Her versatility has won her touring engagements with top-tier artists over the past few years, including Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega, and most recently the pop icon Sting. Biali has two projects in the works – a pop project set for release under a brand new name in fall and a jazz record, just in

its infancy, slated for release in 2013. She plans to test two songs she’s writing for the jazz album on tour, one that might even include vocals by her bassist Adam Thomas whose voice she described as “an amazing hybrid of Sinatra and Stevie Wonder”. “It’s always a little scary but unless you hear the songs in a live situation you don’t quite know what they’ll be like,” says Biali, whose last album From Sea to Sky won a Juno in 2011 as Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. “It’s almost like a pregnancy when a baby is incubating. You know if it’s a girl or a boy but you can only guess what their character might be like.” Although the songs might not be perfect, Biali musters up the courage to test them by recalling a bit of advice she got from

jazz legend Herbie Hancock while playing at a tribute to Miles Davis in Toronto a few years ago. “I remember Herbie saying one of the gifts that Miles Davis gave his audience was he allowed them to watch him grow. He made himself vulnerable,” explains Biali. “I found that so inspiring because it challenged me to do the same because if we wait until we have something that we think is perfect, it might never be shared at all.” Being mom has not only roused Biali artistically but also made her more disciplined, more focused. “There are very limited hours in which I write and be creative,” says Biali, who writes on an apartment-size upright piano, playing with practice pedals on most

of the time so her songs don’t disturb the neighbours. She usually write at night after oneyear-old Joshua goes to bed. She’s also set concrete goals to stick to time lines, instead of having things flow from out of thin air. It might sound unromantic or rather strategic and take that magic out of creation for some people, but for now the tactic is working for Biali. “Any creative person knows that at some point writing is not this mystical, inspired voice. You have to work at it,” she says. “It is become a discipline for me to find a time to do that.”

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Steve Dickson honoured on Friday for his sleight of hand Maple Ridge magician Steve Dickson has walked away with an award from the oldest and most prestigious magical society in the world. Dickson won the The Society of American Magicians’ Carl Hemeon Award of Excellence at gala dinner on Friday, Jan. 13, which, contrary to superstition, turned out to be a good day for him. “This is a great honour,” says Dickson. “To be judged and voted on by your peers and to come out on top is something I’ll never forget.” This isn’t the first time Dickson has won accolades from his peers. He was the 2010 Pacific Coast Association of Magicians champion and The Magic Circle’s HB MacLean Award winner for close-up magic. Steve believes that magic is a special thing, something that everyone could use a little more of. Dickson performs smart, engaging and always surprising entertainment, delivered with style and class. Dickson entertains at functions of all sizes, from simple private parties to large corporate events. Some of these include weddings, hospitality suites, trade shows and many corporate parties.

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experiences a crisis of faith and undergoes a spiritual and emotional transformation. His vision of the world shattered and his imperialist sense of entitlement dashed, Crusoe endures 26 years of complete isolation, surviving on the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supplies and his own ingenuity. When he befriends a Caribe Indian, Crusoe discovers the power of friendship and experiences the value of acceptance in spite of differences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pulling out all the stops for this production,â&#x20AC;? explains Gallery 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistic director Ken Hildebrandt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve stretched our technical abilities to create a visually stunning theatre experience, a compelling emotional and spiritual journey that features real humanity and generous sprinklings of humour.â&#x20AC;? Directing Robinson Crusoe is Carissa Boynton. She directed last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiring production of Tuesdays with Morrie, which went on to open PaciďŹ c Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season this past September in Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wonder who we are when we are forced to be real with ourselves and give up the inďŹ&#x201A;uences of our world around us. How do these inďŹ&#x201A;uences stick to us after we are forced to give up that world? These themes resonated with me,â&#x20AC;? she explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to explore how easily we fall back in to the same patterns of living we abandoned after ďŹ nding them false.â&#x20AC;? Playing the title role in a tour-de-force performance is veteran performer, Andrew Abrahams. Ben Wert, who ďŹ rst appeared in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Quiet in the Land, plays the Caribe native, Friday. Jay Danziger rounds out the cast playing two distinctive ship captains, characters that bookend Crusoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emotional and spiritual journey of survival. â&#x20AC;˘ Robinson Crusoe runs January 20, 21, 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 28 and February 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. There are additional discounted matinees on Jan. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ For tickets, call 1-800-665-8828.


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Pets from p29 An email went out to the volunteers that Bobbi was very ill and everyone was to give her anything she desired for the next few days. The days turned into weeks. The weeks into months. I honestly believe that Bobbi held on as long as possible simply to watch us fall all over ourselves trying to please her. Her diet included chicken nuggets, fresh salmon and deli meats. She was in no hurry. A few days ago, Bobbi lost her battle and was euthanized when the mass spread to her

lungs. Evelyn, our animal caregiver, took her in for the last visit. The final entry in Bobbi’s’ file says it all: “We discuss and decide it’s time. She [Bobbi] protests and has a poop.” Bobbi had spunk till the end. Evelyn and Bobbi did not have a loving relationship, by any stretch of the imagination. But Evelyn admitted she shed tears for the old girl. I am sure many volunteers who received the email about her passing did also. So why did we all

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love her so? Why did we go to such great lengths to make her like us? A couple of days after Bobbi’s’ passing I overheard a conversation about the perfect cat and I had to wonder what exactly that was. A tiny kitten who will snuggle in your lap? A feisty youngster who will amuse you for hours? A gentle senior who needs a quiet space and a sunny window ledge? Or is it a grumpy, somewhat aggressive, cat who will swat you as you walk by? I think, in her own

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Eggens sisters help Canada to bronze

Ramblers fight back against No. 3 Gators

staff reporter Maple Ridge’s Eggens sisters helped Team Canada to a bronze-medal-finish at the Pan Pacific Women’s Water Polo Championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday with a 10-6 victory over China, the No. 2-ranked team in the world. Monika and Carmen Eggens both scored goals in the win, as Canada finished with a 3-2-1 record at the tournament. “I’m happy with the way the game went. We started off pretty well, the girls stuck to the game plan,” said Canada’s head coach, Patrick Oaten. “We’ve been working on our defensive structures, and we’ve still got to get better, but it has improved and we’ll keep working on it.’’ Team Canada was ranked No. 8 in the world going into the tournament. Australia won the gold medal, defeating the U.S. 7-4 in the final. China scored on the first play of the game, with a powerful strike from outside the five-metre mark. Canada responded with a relentless attack on the Chinese defence before eventually netting a pair of goals to take the lead. Team Canada continued to apply offensive pressure in the second period, with Krystina Alogbo netting her second goal of the game to put Canada up 7-4 at the end of the period. Each team only managed a goal apiece in the third frame allowing the Canadians to take an 8-5 lead into the last period. The final frame saw both teams struggle to score early, but strong play by keeper Rachel Riddell of Victoria helped keep Canada in the lead and clinch the win. The Eggens sisters are both graduates of Pitt Meadows secondary and both play for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors NCAA Division 1 water polo program. Monika, who plays attack, is a junior at the school, and has scored 151 goals in 82 games. Carmen is a senior utility player with 153 goals in 109 games. Both sisters are hoping to make the roster for the Canadian Olympic team competing at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. “We’ve still got to go through the final selection for our Olympic qualifiers and we’ll look at the videos to see what we did and didn’t like, so we can make our selections in the next few weeks,” said Oaten.

by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter

Ron Hole/special to THE NEWS

Pitt Meadows’ Matt Blackaby cuts around a Delta defender at the 2012 Air Show basketball tournament last week. Pitt won the game 84-44, eventually going on to win the tournament for the third year in a row. Blackaby was named to the tournament all-star team.

Pitt cruises to win at Air Show Third year in a row Pitt wins own senior boys’ basketball tourney by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force cruised to another tournament title last week as the local high school team hosted some of the top senior boys’ basketball programs in the province at their 2012 Air Show tournament. The win was the third in a row for the Marauders at their own tourney, as the No. 2-ranked team in the province made short work of its competition. Pitt opened the Air Show tournament with a 76-57 win over Mt. Boucherie secondary of West Kelowna. Trevor Severinski scored 21 first-half

points as Marauders coach Rich Goulet opted to sit his starters for the final two quarters. Pitt faced the Delta secondary Pacers next, defeating them 84-44 in front of a packed gym. The Marauders had no troubles with Delta’s zone defence as Severinski put up 25 points, while Matt Blackaby had 17. In the semi-finals, Pitt Meadows faced Duncan’s Cowichan secondary, downing them 69-43. Severinski had 23 points, while Blackaby had 18. That win set up the tournament final with the No. 9-ranked Mt. Douglas Rams of Victoria on Saturday night. The two teams met last month in the final of the North Shore

Invitational Tournament, with Pitt winning by 15 points. Saturday’s game had a similar result with Pitt again winning by a double-digit margin, this time 58-46. The Rams jumped all over the Pitt defence early, forcing Goulet to substitute his starters. The Marauders’ defence responded, and by halftime, Pitt Meadows had pulled into the lead. Mt. Doug switched to a zone defence in the second half, shutting down the Pitt Marauders’ offence late in the third quarter. The Marauders’ recovered in the fourth quarter, however, and pulled ahead for the 58-46 win, and their third straight Air Show title. See Pitt, p34

The Maple Ridge Ramblers senior boys’ basketball team took on the No. 3 squad in the province Thursday, coming just two points shy in the dying seconds of the game against the Walnut Grove Gators of Langley in AAA Abbotsford West league play. The Ramblers kept pace with the Gators all game, with both teams tied 10-10 after the first quarter, and Maple Ridge up at the half, 24-23. The Gators pulled ahead by the end of the third quarter, 39-38. Despite a nine-point run by the Gators in the fourth quarter, the Ramblers managed to pull within one with a minute left to play. Maple Ridge had the ball in the final seconds, but was unable to score, as the Gators squeaked out the 50-48 win. Pavel Niemirski led the Ramblers with 15 points, while Max Neumann had 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Rambler’s big men contributed as well, as Jacob Durkovich had 12 points and eight rebounds, while Joel Lutz had nine rebounds. Friday saw the Ramblers make short work of Richmond’s RC Palmer, the No. 7-ranked AA team in B.C., as Maple Ridge prevailed 71-59 in exhibition action. Neumann had 22 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Niemirski had a strong game on defence, holding Palmer’s scoring leader to just 10 points for the game. Durkovich dominated inside with 20 points and 16 rebounds, while Joel Lutz had 16 points and 14 rebounds. The team ended the week with an exhibition loss to the No. 9-ranked Terry Fox Ravens, 55-40. Fox got out to an early lead, shooting the ball well to pull ahead 27-8 by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Neumann led the Ramblers with 14 points and 10 recoveries, while Durkovich had 12 points and nine rebounds. The Ramblers are next in action this Thursday as they take on Brookswood secondary on the road in league play.

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Severinski named Air Show MVP Pitt from p33 Severinski again led the Marauders with 23 points, while Mitsu Iwai had 16 points. Severinski was named the tournament’s MVP, while Blackaby and Iwai were named to the tournament’s first and second all-star team, respectively. AAA Fraser Valley North league play picks up this week with the Marauders facing Port Moody’s Heritage Woods secondary this Friday on the road. The Marauders Air Force are headed to Kelowna Feb. 2 to 4 for the Western Canada Basketball Tournament where they will face the No. Kelowna Owls, as well as Edmonton’s Harry Ainlay High School, the No. 1 team in Alberta.

Cold competition Port Coquitlam’s Samantha Spencer maintains her advantage over Ridge Meadows’ Tristan Kelsey in their Division 2, 100-metre heat at the Burnaby Haida Interclub short track speed skating meet, Saturday at Copeland Arena in Burnaby. Mario Bartel/BLACK PRESS

Meadow Ridge Knights AGM The Meadow Ridge Knights community football association is holding its annual general meeting Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the rotunda of Thomas Haney Secondary School. The local football organization competes in the Valley Community Football League, with teams at the atom, peewee, junior bantam, bantam, and midget levels. Ages range from five to 18. • For more information, visit www.meadowridgeknights.bccfa.org

Flames drop pair over weekend Local junior B team’s offence struggles against Grandview, North Van by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter

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The Ridge Meadows Flames couldn’t find their scoring touch last weekend, as they dropped two games in a row against teams from the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Tom Shaw Conference. The Flames lost 4-1 at home Friday night to the Grandview Steelers before falling 4-2 to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack, Saturday on the road. The Flames leading scorers, Danny Brandys and Matt Bissett, were both held off the scoreboard last weekend. Both players are critical parts of the

Flames’ powerplay, which was 0-for-10 in the last two games. The Flames did see some scoring from unlikely sources, however, as rookie forward Trevor Harris doubled his point total for this season with a two-goal effort against the Wolf Pack on Saturday. Harris was named the game’s third star. But his performance wasn’t enough to lift Ridge Meadows over the home team. Sean Pesut, Cory Dubbeldam, Marco Ballarin, and Kyle Jangula each picked up assists in that game. Goalie Jordan Hospes stopped 35 of 39 shots he faced, while the Flames managed just 23 shots on net at the other end of the ice. Wesley McLeod got the nod

in net Friday night at home, as he stopped 33 of 37 shots in the Flames 4-1 loss to Grandview. However, the Flames had an even tougher time trying to muster any offence, generating only 17 shots on net. Dean Gilmore had the Flames lone goal, coming 12 minutes into the first period. Despite the Flames taking the early lead, the Steelers managed four unanswered goals to grab the win. Keenan Grant and Keagan Hunter both had assists on Gilmore’s goal. The Flames are at home this Friday at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge as they host the top team in the PIJHL, the Richmond Sockeyes. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

HELP Maple Ridge Secondary School

Plant some trees 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!

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Over the top Jake Bailuk of the Ridge Meadows Burrards attempts to pass the ball over the stick of Cameron Slaymaker of the Coquitlam Adanacs during a U-10 field lacrosse game at Thomas Haney secondary earlier this month.

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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.

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Monday Evening, January 30, 2012 Doors Open: 6:00 pm Fashion Show: 7:00 pm

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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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Junior Hockey Action Donations to the Friends In Need Food Bank Greatly Appreciated

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Friday, January 20th, 7:30 pm vs. Richmond Sockeyes Tickets Available at the door: Adults $8

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Home Games at Maple Ridge Planet Ice Arena

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REGISTRATION AT HANEY PLACE MALL Saturday, January 28th, 2012 ........................10am - 2pm Sunday, January 29th, 2012 ...................... 12 noon - 4pm Registration rate is in effect until January 31, 2012

Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association - 2012 Registration DIVISION Pirates (Specialty Ball) T-Ball Mixed Mini-Mite Mixed

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(2006) Age must be 5 as of 04/01/2012 (2004/05) Age must be between 6 and 7 as of 12/31/2010 The following divisions are GIRL ONLY TEAMS, for further information, please contact the REGISTRAR. Born 2002/2003 Mite Born 2000/2001 Squirt Born 1998/1999 Pee Wee Born1996/1997 Bantam Born 1994/1995 Midget Born 1991/1992/1993 Junior Ladies Rep players pay an additional $100.00

FEE $50 $90 $90 $135 $155 $155 $160 $160 $210

Online registration is also available through our website at: www.rmmsa.com

CLINIC SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE Players must be registered with RMMSA for 2011-2012 in order to register for clinics.

★ Fielding ★ Batting ★ Pitching ★ Base Running ★ Catching ★

Beginners welcome - clinics are based on player’s ability and players are separated accordingly.

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Start date is January 2012

• Free registration • Senior umpires welcome

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OBITUARIES KUBAS Fred

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather on January 14th, 2012 in Maple Ridge. He was born in Lviv, Ukraine on March 14th, 1927. He was predeceased by his parents and brother. He will be sadly missed by his wife Nadia, son Stephen (Hiromi), daughter Helen (Brian), daughter Diane (Craig), and grandsons Alexei and Matthew. Cremation. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 from noon to 4 pm at 20875-125th Ave., Maple Ridge B.C.

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OLIVER, Alice (Dill) Feb 28, 1952 - Jan 6, 2012 With sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Alice Oliver Dill on January 6, 2012. Alice joined her husband, Poncho, who passed in April 2011. Alice’s life was shortened by cancer at age 59. Alice is survived by her brother, Willie Wiswell, her children Melissa Mason (Ken); Elizabeth Hinsche (Lorne); Lynn Marcil (Paul); & Matthew Dill (Linda). Alice was a loving grandmother to her eight grandchildren, and a valued friend to all that knew her. Alice dedicated herself to the Ladies Aux. at the Army & Navy Club #379 for many years & was a proud member. We will miss your laughter and your Nova Scotia accent! Give Poncho a big hug from all of us and say “hello” to Elvis when you see him. A big thank you to the staff at Maple Ridge Hospice for your compassion and caring for our Mom. A celebration of her life will be held on March 17, 2012 at 1 pm at 24907 Smith Ave in Maple Ridge, please join us. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Maple Ridge Hospice Society.

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAMERON VINCENT BEDDOME It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cameron Vincent Beddome of Kamloops, BC who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on December 16, 2011. Cameron is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jacqueline, and their two children, Sage, 9 and Colton, 3; parents, Vince & Gail; sister Michelle (Scott); mother and father in law, Arlene and Joe Huber; brothers-in law, David (Tanya), and Gary; as well as many other relatives and friends. Cameron was born on December 4, 1966 in Vancouver. He graduated from St. George’s School, SFU (BBA), and UBC (MBA). Cameron’s career began in the ink industry and then progressed to the packaging and labelling industry. He changed career directions in 2007 when he became the Chief Enrolment Officer for Open Learning at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Cameron and Jacqueline resided for several years in New Westminster before venturing to the US in 1997 where they spent the next ten years. Sage Joelene was born in 2002 in Reno, NV and quickly became Daddy’s Girl. In 2007 the family returned to their BC roots settling in Kamloops. In January 2008 they welcomed Colton Cameron Hawk into the world. Cameron was a caring and generous person who would do anything for any one. He was selfless in his desire to help others. He was brilliant yet had a corny sense of humour and was a real jokester. He loved to ski, golf, cycle—cycling across Canada in 1992--and ride his motorcycle. He also loved being out on the water with his family and friends in his boat. Everything he touched turned to gold. He was an amazing husband, father, and friend. His sudden and tragic loss has devastated his family, friends, and colleagues and life will never be the same without him. Cameron was as unique as a snowflake and just as beautiful. He is missed so much already and will be missed forever and a day. Fly Free Cameron A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 1:00 pm at the Pitt Meadows Golf Club, 13615 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows. In memory of Cameron please wear something bright & colourful, even a little crazy. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for Sage & Colton. Donations can be dropped off at any Interior Savings Credit Union or sent to Interior Savings Credit Union, 200350 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C1Y1. Reference account #6103733 – Lansdowne Branch.

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PUDDLE D (Duck) Children’s Ctr Preschool Daycare 21/2 to 5 years Before &/or After school care K ~ 12 years Davie Jones Edith McDermott Highland Park Pitt Meadows Programs included: Arts, Science, Music, Math, Dramatic Play & Sports Fully licensed, Qualified E.C.E. Caregivers & Teachers

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We offer a caring, supportive and stimulating environment in which children happily enjoy the freedom to explore and learn at their own pace the realms of numeracy, literacy, geography, science, music and art.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS 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 EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Others Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES DIETITIAN (Full-time position). This position will be based at Bingham Memorial Hospital (Matheson, ON), and will provide Clinical Nutrition services and Diabetes Program and long-term care services. Must hold a Bachelor Degree in Dietetics, have successfully completed an accredited internship program and be eligible for membership in the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Excellent salary, employee benefits, travelling compensation package and a signing bonus is available. GPRC, Fairview Campus (located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace Country in northwestern Alberta) requires an Animal Health Instructor (DVM) to commence immediately. Visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers. M.I.C.s GROUP of Health Services, Matheson-Iroquois Falls-Cochrane. (View job ad at www.micsgroup.com.) Fax: 705-258-2645. resumes@micsgroup.com PACIFIC Home Warranty is looking for a F/T New Home Construction Inspector. Must have construction experience and be able to travel. Fax resumes to 604-574-4779 or email hr@pacificwarranty.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES M.I.C.s GROUP of Health Services (View job ad at www.micsgroup.com.) Fax: 705-258-2645. resumes@micsgroup.com. Pharmacist: Permanent Full Time ($120,000-$150,000+Benefits) The Pharmacist direct clinical support for three Hospital sites within MICs. Qualifications: Degree in Pharmacy (BScPhm, PharmD). Licensed with the Ontario College of Pharmacy.Recent/current acute care/hospital pharmacy experience.

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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

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ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms depend on certified A&P professionals. No experience needed! Local career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417

Fax resume to: 604-888-2987 or e-mail: hr@shadowlines.com

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

HIGHWAY TRUCK LOW BED DRIVER

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

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

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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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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

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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

TEMPTATIONS SALON & SPA Large upbeat salon now hiring Hair Dressers for all positions. Chair rental or commission.

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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 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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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.

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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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.

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PORT HARDY BC- Journeyman GM Technician required. Full-time competitive pay, bonuses, benefits. Aval. immediately. Send resume to klassengm@gmail.com or fax (250)949-7440 Attention Cory Klassen.

Wild & Crazy Can’t Be Lazy Earn up to $20/hour. NO sales, NO commissions! Full training provided. Travel, dress sharp & have fun! Must be outgoing. Call Marcia 604-777-2195

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.

Advertising Sales Representative 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

MEDICAL TRAINEES needed now! Hospitals & Doctors need well trained staff. No experience needed! Local training & job placement available. Call for more info! 1-888748-4126.

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

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding available. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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

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

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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.

EDUCATION 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.

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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.

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

F/T BOOKKEEPER wanted ASAP in Richmond CGA firm. Min. 3-5 years exp in full-cycle bkkp and payroll. Simply & Quickbook knowledge, able to travel. Apply to careers @rhncga.com

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

Position Available Machinist/ Machine Fitter 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.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience assembling machinery, bearing assemblies, and shrink fitting. To apply submit resume by Email to jwurz@iem.ca or fax to 604-513-9905 WE need a MILLWRIGHT to “Ham it up” at Freybe Gourmet Foods Ltd. Contact jobs@freybe.com or www.freybe.com. WOODPRO Engineering, Prince George, BC requires Jr Mechanical engineer, must be registered with the Assn of Professional Engineers and mechanical/structural draftsperson. Experience with Autocad and Tekla X-Steel. Email jwestergard@ woodproengineering.com or fax to: 250-563-5648

LOOKING TO Expand Your Horizons? Gulf Islands Film School Camps SPRING BREAK Learn from a pro! 1 and 2 week March 11, 18 & 25 Save$$ Earlybird Special til Jan 31 www.giftsfilms.com 1800.813.9993.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660. PAWN SHOP ONLINE: GET CASH FAST! Sell or Get a Loan for your Watch, Jewelry, Gold, Diamonds, Art or Collectibles - From Home! ONLINE: www.PAWNUP.com or Toll-Free: 1-888-435-7870

LEGAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

F/T Sushi & Kitchen Chef - Hamada Japanese Rest. (Maple Ridge). As soon as possible. High School grad. 3-5 yrs exp. Eng/Kor. beneficial. $18.75/hr. Fax: 604-434-7595

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

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

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS # 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

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604-468-8889

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Administration

NUTRITION/DIET

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Occasional On-call Receptionist (coverage for occasional absences)

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CLEANING SERVICES 3 Ladies Maid Service Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

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

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

Dean 604-834-3076

Call Chris 604-462-9009 356

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JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

317

DRYWALL

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

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

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

ELECTRICAL

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

MISC SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

(#102055) Bonded

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

MOVING & STORAGE

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

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

(# 102974) Bonded

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

Complete Electrical Services Residential: Commercial

Free Estimates

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

Call Richard: 604 417 3108 visit our website @ www.sr-electricialservices.com

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

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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HOME REPAIRS

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

Prompt Delivery Available

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

BATHROOM SPECIALISTS, complete renos, tub to counter, from floor to wall, proud BBB Member. Refs. 30 yrs. exp. Call John @ 604-779-4029. www.bcbwreno.ca

“AN EXTRA HAND” Exp. Hardworking, reliable cleaning lady. Reasonable rates Louise 604.467.3665

BELRON RENOVATIONS INC.

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

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

300

LANDSCAPING

DUTCH TOUCH Green Services Ltd

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

HOME RENOVATIONS

Small Jobs OK

(778)233-1114 Ray KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS • Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

Greg 604-818-0165 Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

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

SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing 604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

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TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

TREE SERVICES

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

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

Seven Days a Week

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

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

(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

GARDENING

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

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

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359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

604-537-4140

Renovations: New Builds: Upgrades: Electrical Inspections

CRIMINAL RECORD?

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

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

MIND BODY SPIRIT

PLUMBING

ABACUS ROOFING

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

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

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Home Renovations and New Construction

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

You must be able to provide criminal record check and possess a valid BC Security licence.

Please email your resume to resumes@fivestarbc.ca or fax to 604-435-0516

LANDSCAPING

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

You are experienced performing administrative duties and coordinating activities related to managing buildings. You have the ability to communicate with building residents, co-workers and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner and are able to work alone or with others.

We offer attractive wages including comprehensive health & dental benefits.

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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

Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T openings (d/t only) for experienced & enthusiastic Building Managers/Concierges.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

HERFORT CONCRETE

BUILDING MANAGER/ CONCIERGE

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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

CLEANING SERVICES

NO JOB TOO SMALL

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RES. & COMM. cleaning avail. Reliable and dependable service. (778)322-3575

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

TREE SERVICES

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites *

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

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

Near Shopping & Amenities.

636

MORTGAGES

477

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

FEED & HAY

PETS

BENGAL CAT beautiful 3.5 year old male, neutered, fully vaccinated, indoor, very friendly, ok w/dogs, must find good home with no other cats and no kids $250 604-820-1603 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. Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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

Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. Ready. 604-795-7662

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

FUEL

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

FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987”

P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 PoCo downtown. BRAND NEW 2bd, 2ba condo,inste w/d, 838 s/f, the Pearl, h/w flrs, ns/np, $1250. P.MOODY Ioco, 1bd+den condo, Heritage Grande, g/lvl balcony, insuite laundry, N/S, $1250/mo. BURNABY & COQUITLAM

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Market rents from $875 - $1175 for 2 - 3 bdrm units. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮

2 Bedroom Apartment between $26,400 & $32,400

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $33,600 & $38,400

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $36,000 & $42,000

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

If your income is between $41,000 and $60,000 you will be qualified for market rent.

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

Single items to entire households

463-4449 or 209-6583

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

Maple Ridge 22450-121st Street Attractive modern unit, in a safe, all ages community in beautiful Maple Ridge. Amenities include community gardens, playground, amenity rooms, on site laundry facilities & secure parking in a certified Crime Free Multi Housing complex. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time.

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. Maple Ridge

Glenwood Manor Apartments 1 & 2 Bdrms from $685 & $850 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes cable, heat, hot water & parking Seniors discount 21387 Dewdney Trunk Rd

(604)466-5799 MAPLE RIDGE 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

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

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

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

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MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

Call 778-788-1845

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

**HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

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

REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

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

604-464-3550

1 & 2 bdrm $790 & $900/mo

Avail Feb. 1 - Ref’s req’d

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

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

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us. MAPLE RIDGE, Central. 11735-225 St. 2 bdrm incl heat & h.w. $900 no dogs.604-467-9420 or 463-6686

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HOMES FOR RENT

RENTALS 752

MAPLE RIDGE house on 221st. 3 bdrm 1 bath w/ large basement,garage,patio. clse to school/mall. $1250/month (604)726 5447

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

736

HOMES FOR RENT

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

TOWNHOUSES

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

MERIDIAN VILLAGE

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5 auto, light green ext, beige Int. Clean good cond 158ms, no accidents $9500.obo Al 604-219-4156 cell 604-466-5563

3 Bedroom Townhouse $1100 Include 1 Free Parking Spot A safe, all ages community in POCO, spacious grounds in a park like setting, close to schools and parks with shopping near by. Great for families - Day Care and After School Care facilities right on site! On site laundry facilities in the apartment building. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply).

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.

W. MAPLE RIDGE 201 St/Dewdney, clean 2 bdrm. rancher, lge. fenced yard, $1150 mo. + utils. Feb. 1 (604)467-6044

OFFICE/RETAIL

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE 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

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

Haney Motor Hotel

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

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

Call 604-467-3944 SUITES, LOWER

Notice is hereby given that on January 29th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at 11985 - 203rd St, Maple Ridge, B.C., the undersigned; Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned.

Auto Loans Approved!! Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: autocredit911.com or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911

MAPLE RIDGE, Kanaka. New clean lrg grd lvl 1 bdrm ste. Incl. a/c, ldry, alarm. Nr bus. $750 incl utils, internet & TV. N/S. N/P. Refs req. Avail Feb. 15. 604-868-7288.

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

MAPLE RIDGE, LARGE 1 bdrm suite, near schools, WCE, & shop centre. $700 + 1/3 util’s. Own W/D. Brand new carpet/laminate. NP. Avail. now. Phone (778)242-1313.

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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. 1 Bdrm. N/S, N/P. Incl utils & gas F/P. $800/mo. Feb 1st. (604)347-7554. M.RIDGE, 2 bdrm in newer home, nr Kanaka schl. NP/NS. Refs. $675+utils. Feb. 1. 604-462-8905

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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.

1-800-910-6402

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. GUARANTEED APPROVAL drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1-877796-0514. www.yourapprovedonline.com INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now, or we can deliver to you. www.DriveHomeNow.com. 877-758-7311 or 250-7515205. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in January, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2000 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Heat, memory, lumbar, HUD, good cond. Estate sale. $4900. 604-364-1554. 2001 PT CRUISER Touring Edition, manual, a/c, s/roof, 121K, AirCared to 2014, $3200/obo. 604-945-7874. 2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996.

Donna 604.202.8485

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938

Notice is hereby given that on January 29th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at 20288 - 113B St, Maple Ridge, B.C., the undersigned; Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Nicholas Bent...... Unit # 3017

COQUITLAM nr Como Lake 2 bdrm fully tiled, W/D on site Feb 1 NS/NP $1000+1/3 utils. 604-312-3795

MAPLE RIDGE 240/Albion, 2 bdrm $795/mo inc util, cable & net. NS/NP Avail now 604-767-5617

TRUCKS & VANS

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ROOMS FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE - 216 / Dewdney Fully furnished 1 bdrm bsmt suite, priv. entr. TV, net. cable, w/d. all utils inc. Cls to transit. Ideal for student. Avail immed. $800/mo. (604)476-9679

604-318-8300

2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 175,000k, needs some work$2400 604-830-7797 or 604-467-7598 2003 CHEV AVALANCHE, auto., 4x4, white, loaded with options. $10,000 firm (604)538-9257

743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

MAPLE RIDGE. 1 bdrm +den, 1400 sf, W/D. New bath/carpet. NP/NS. $850 +40% utils. 604-505-8181.

TOWING

BENJAMIN TOWING Flat rate $49 851

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

750

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

2011 SALEM T23FD

Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

604-463-3000

746

The Scrapper

848

MAPLE RIDGE

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

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

2010 HONDA CRV 37,000 KMS, auto, 4 x 4, gray. Loaded. $19,800: (604)836-5931

http://www.metrovancouver. org/services/housing

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

845

2009 HONDA FIT- 4 dr hatch back, 50K, Auto p/w. p/s, red. Auto Start. $9700: (604)836-5931

The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time. Call 604-451-6075 to view.

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

TRANSPORTATION

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

3156 Coast Meridian Road

MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm rancher, garage, 4 appl’s, nr WCE., schools ref’s $1200 + utils. (604)430-1830

741

TRANSPORTATION

PORT COQUITLAM

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.

MAPLE RIDGE W. 1Bdr g/lvl quiet area nr town, share w/d, avail now, ns/np. $675 incl utils. 604-467-1183

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

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

RENTALS

2 Bedroom Apt $840/mo

Call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp. 604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

548

MAPLE RIDGE

Clean, very quiet, large,

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

545

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

518

706

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

PETS 456

RENTALS

2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

Leonard Love....... Unit # E040 Angela Service......Unit# F037 Ian Murdoch......... Unit#E165 Roberta Simpson...Unit #K023


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