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Fresh after ruling out an election in the fall, Premier Christy Clark returned to her message of jobs Thursday in east Maple Ridge. “We are focused, like a laser beam, on how we can defend B.C. jobs for families,” she said at an end-of-summer barbecue at former Maple Ridge mayor Gordy Robson’s Heather Hills Golf Course. With the international uncertainty remaining, the government is concerned about the impact on the economy, Clark said. “We have to make special attention as to how we can insulate British Columbia from that.” Clark said she’s been working on the “jobs plan” for months and will launch it in September with further details in the Throne Speech in October.
Premier Christy Clark is greeted at Heather Hills Golf Course by former Maple Ridge mayor Gordy Robson and his son Gord Robson Jr.
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Fire destroys Don Cherry’s Cause not determined, police are calling it suspicious by A shley Bhan contributor A suspicious ﬁre destroyed Don Cherry’s Sports Grill at the south end of 224th Street in Maple Ridge Tuesday night. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion just before 7:30 p.m. and saw black smoke and ﬂames coming from the old two-storey, 7,000-square-foot wooden structure, formerly the Gourmet Hide-
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District goes online to help students David Vandergugten, technology director for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district (on right), and information technology manager Richard Eskandar show off the district’s new free email and file-sharing service for students and staff, Live@ edu. The district hopes the program, developed in partnership with Microsoft, will make computer technology more accessible for students.
SD42 first in B.C. to offer students free file-sharing, email and Microsoft apps by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter
hen students in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows return to school next week, they will have a new resource to help them navigate the high-tech world that awaits them. Thanks to a partnership with software giant Microsoft, the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district will be the ﬁrst in the province to offer students their own free email and online ﬁle-sharing accounts. Students will be offered a 10 GB email account, as well as 25 GB of additional online ﬁle storage, allowing them to create an online portfolio of their work that will stay with students from kindergarten to Grade 12. Called Live@edu, the program is designed to allow students, teachers, and administrators to communicate and share ﬁles seamlessly within a controlled online environment using Microsoft’s “cloud computing” model. “Our kids are already out there in cyberspace, but those systems are not vetted, and they aren’t controlled,” said David Vandergugten, the district’s advanced technology director. While similar services exist for free online, with Live@edu, the district will maintain administrative rights over students’ email and ﬁle-sharing accounts. While teachers and school administration won’t have open access to a student’s account, should an issue arise, the district’s IT department can access the student’s ﬁles. The network is closed for elementary students, meaning that only teachers, administration and classmates can communicate via a student’s email. Once a student reaches high school, the network restrictions are
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removed, allowing the student’s email account to function just like any other email service, such as Gmail or Hotmail. Students’ accounts will also be equipped with anti-virus and antispam software, as well as anti-bullying software, which blocks messages with abusive text. The Live@edu program is the district’s latest attempt to incorporate technology in the classroom. While the move towards greater use of technology in the classroom has the potential to leave some underprivileged children behind, as school board trustee Stepan Vdovine noted at Wednesday’s school board meeting, Vandergugten believes the Live@edu program will make technology more accessible for poorer
families. Firstly, Live@edu allows students free access to web-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. “Not everyone can afford $150 for the Microsoft ofﬁce suite,” said Vandergugten. “With this program everyone can use the same versions of this software, no matter what computer they are on.” Secondly, because the applications are web-based, they are accessible by any computer with Internet access, allowing students without computers to work on assignments at a library, or on a classmate’s computer. It also means that very basic, inexpensive computers can be used to access the service.
“You don’t need a brand new computer to run the latest software,” said Richard Eskandar, the district’s IT manager. “Any computer capable of accessing the internet can run this. “This will breathe new life into old hardware.” The district has also entered into an agreement with Toshiba computers that will net the district one free computer for every 10 bought by the district, or by parents of students taking part in the Grade 8 one-to-one laptop program. The district has already received six free computers, which will be distributed to students hoping to take part in the program, but unable to afford a computer of their own. See Technology, p4
Local teachers to take job action as school starts No report cards, playground supervision until contract dispute settled by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Public school teachers in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be returning to school without a new contract next week, and on
Wednesday conﬁrmed they will be taking part in province-wide job action. The B.C. Teachers Federation announced this week it will be taking strike action as of Tuesday morning, the ﬁrst day of school for the 2011/12 school year. Phase 1 of the strike will involve work-to-rule job action, with teachers refusing administrative duties, supervising playgrounds and writing report cards. “Teachers’ attention will be total-
ly focused on the students in their classrooms, and not on the many bureaucratic and administrative tasks that take away from the joy of teaching and learning,” said BCTF president Susan Lambert, adding that teachers will be in close communication with parents if the need arises. The provincial collective agreement expired June 30. In 2005, teachers across the province took part in a two-week illegal strike after the provincial govern-
ment imposed an extension of the previous contract to 2006. Teachers eventually signed a ﬁve-year contract that year with a 16 per cent increase in wage and beneﬁts, as well as a $4,000 signing bonus. Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association president George Serra said teachers’ contract concerns this time around are about getting back class size and composition language, more local bargaining, and improved salary and beneﬁts. See Teachers, p4
Full-day K program comes to all schools by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter School District No. 42 is rolling out full-day kindergarten to the remainder of its elementary schools this year as the program becomes adopted by all schools province-wide. Albion, Alouette, Alexander Robinson, Kanaka Creek, Laity View, and Pitt Meadows elementary schools will all be offering the full-day kindergarten curriculum for the first time this year, in addition to Eric Langton elementary’s French program and Hammond elementary’s Montessori program. All other elementary schools implemented the program last year. Laurie Meston, the district’s elementary school director, said she expects 50 kindergarten classes this year, as well as seven kindergarten/Grade 1 split classes. “The response from teachers and parents was very positive,” Meston said of the program’s introduction last year.” The curriculum focuses on play-based and project-based learning. Of the teachers teaching kindergarten this year, close to 20 will be new to the grade. Province-wide, 37,000 kindergarten students are expected to enrol in the program, thanks to a $150 million investment in classrooms and an operating budget expanded to $345 million. Education minister George Abbott said some parents were apprehensive about putting fiveyear-olds into a full-day school program, but the pilot program last year was well received. “It was remarkable how the kids embraced playbased learning that is a part of the kindergarten program,” he said. – with ﬁles
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Teachers, from p3 “Despite getting a slight salary increase [in the previous teachers’ contract] we are still behind most other provinces despite our high cost of living,” Serra said. “And don’t we keep hearing from the Liberals that they have turned this province around and can now compete with others?” An April 2011 B.C. Supreme Court decision ruled that provincial laws stripping class-size and composition clauses were unconstitutional. The BCTF alleges that by removing class-size limits and guarantees of services to students with special needs, the government was able to cut an annual equivalent of $336 million in education funding. Since negotiations be-
BCTF president Susan Lambert and education minister George Abbott have a rocky year ahead. gan in March, the province has remained ﬁrm on it’s zero-net mandate of freezing public sector wages due a decrease in
revenue resulting from the global economic downturn. “There has not been much progress at the ta-
ble to date,” said Education Minister George Abbott in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. “There is not a lot of
room for optimism.” The defeat of the HST only makes it harder to offer teachers any increases, he added. “It [the HST defeat] adds an additional dimension into what is a challenging situation,” he said. However, with the cost of living increasing every year, the province’s zeronet policy amounts to a wage reduction, Lambert contends. “Government continues to come empty-handed to the table, persisting with their sub-zero mandate,” she said. “If the Premier is serious about her ‘Families First’ agenda, she cannot say there is no money for public education. It’s the single most important service to the health and wellbeing of the province’s children.”
Online services will increase access to technology for students Technology from p3 In fact, a computer may not even be necessary, as a smartphone will also be able to access the applications. “Our policy is that access is key,” said Eskandar. While a number of
program. As a result, the service is costing the district just $5,000. “Five thousand dollars to get this sort of service is very low,” said Vandergugten. “They are hoping we will be the ﬂagship for the rest of
universities already use similar systems, School District No. 42 is the ﬁrst public school district in the province to offer the service to students. Microsoft has given the district a $10,000 rebate on the service for being the ﬁrst to implement such a
the province.” Vandergugten said the service will also save the district money by not having to rely on its own servers to host district staff email accounts, and by saving on licensing costs for Microsoft ofﬁce software. A student’s email and ﬁle-sharing account will be activated upon the return of a parental consent form being sent out this week. Because the information will be
stored on Microsoft’s servers in the United States, any information would be subject to the U.S. Patriot Act. “Johnny’s social study homework might be opened by the Pentagon,” said Vandergugten. “I don’t know why they would do that, but they may.” All U.S.-based email services, such as Gmail and Hotmail, are subject to the same legislation, he noted.
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Honeymoon is over Premier Christy Clark is now going to wait until May 2013, when the current provincial government’s mandate expires, for a general election. This decision comes on the heels of the HST referendum result, which showed voters want to dump the Harmonized Sales Tax and return to some form of the former split system, even though Ms. Clark previously hummed about calling an election earlier, questioning whether she had a sufﬁcient mandate after taking over the leadership from Gordon Campbell, all while riding the wave of her newfound popularity. She denied that the defeat of the HST, or polling numbers, changed her mind. She blames the instability of the world economy and lack of public appetite for another election this year for putting it off. The delay will at least give Ms. Clark and her Liberal government time to get the GST/PST transition sorted out, and how to pay back the $1.6 billion B.C. now owes Ottawa. And to ﬁnd some competent allies to replace those who recently announced they will not be seeking re-election, and to start moving on her stalled families ﬁrst platform. But we doubt that voters aren’t hungry to go to the polls again sooner rather than later. The referendum result had as much to do with their unhappiness about how the HST was introduced as it did about understanding how the tax worked. Some people don’t like to be lied to, especially about a new tax. It took little time to implement the HST after the last provincial election. It shouldn’t be that difﬁcult to return to a familiar tax system. If anything, the referendum result shows that Ms. Clark’s mandate is in question and only lends reason to call a fall election. That might get in the way of the municipal ones, but spring would sufﬁce. The honeymoon is over. – The News
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times more so than a recent Canadian graduate. Usually they are given a license with some restrictions and conditions, but ﬁrst and foremost, the college makes sure the public gets a well-qualiﬁed physician. In the case of anesthesiologists, they are expected to write the Canadian specialist certiﬁcation exam within a speciﬁed period of time. During the ﬁrst 35 years since our local hospital opened its doors, thousands of patients had all kinds of surgeries and received their general anesthetic from specially trained family physicians. The certiﬁed anesthesiologists were not interested in serving our local population. First of all, there was a shortage, and secondly, their skills were better utilized in big-city hospitals, where more complicated surgical procedures were performed. Did the patients in our local hospital receive inferior anesthesia service? Absolutely not. So what has changed? Because there were more certiﬁed anesthesiologists available, they were looking for other places to practice and pushed out the family physicians that were perfectly safe to give an anesthetic for routine procedures (and cheaper, too). Furthermore, the medical legal scene had changed considerably and the courts were more forgiving when a medical mishap happened in the hands of a specialist than if the same happened when a family physician was looking after the patient. Ideally, every patient should receive top-notch care from top-notch physicians.
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What many people do not realize, though, is that a well-trained family physician can render the same high standard of care for at least 80 per cent of the medical conditions as the best specialists in the world. You do not need a lung specialist for every respiratory ailment or a dermatologist for every rash. The same holds true for giving an anesthetic. In the U.S., there are plenty of lawyers looking for malpractice work, yet they will use nurse anesthetists to put patients to sleep safely for routine surgeries, such as the removal of the appendix or a gallbladder. They will not touch a patient who needs a heart transplant or coronary bypass surgery. Under those circumstances, you do not want to have anybody else other than a certiﬁed anesthesiologist. So what do you make of the current media coverage? As the minister said, the anesthesiologists are currently in contract negotiations and it looks like that they are trying to scare the public to put more pressure on the government to give them a better deal. There’s conﬂict in Victoria, where they want a dedicated anesthesia service for obstetrics. They claim they work longer hours for less pay than other provinces. The shortage has caused the loss of more than 30,000 surgeries in 2010 and a loss of $100 million for operating room time with no care delivered. Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge.
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firstname.lastname@example.org No fresh air From: Living_For_Life, posted on mapleridgenews.com. Re: Smokers could soon find Maple Ridge unfriendlier (The News, Aug. 31). I live in a condo in Maple Ridge and am not able to enjoy sitting on my patio, or even have my windows open, because my neighbours are all smokers and fill my home with smoke. It’s repulsive that I’m getting second-hand smoke in my own home, and all these ‘public places’ laws can do nothing about it. Our strata council refuses to touch the subject because the majority of council members are smokers, too. It is not fair for those of us starting out with young families, who cannot afford a house with a yard, are not even able to enjoy fresh air. From: AlbionSunDog, posted on mapleridgenews.com. Re: Smokers could soon find Maple Ridge unfriendlier (The News, Aug. 31). It will only affect the considerate smokers (which is an oxymoron, by the way). And who’s going to enforce it? Do we call 911?
No fresh air From: 8canadiangrl8, posted on mapleridgenews.com. Re: Maple Ridge farm could face fine for dumping fill (The News, Aug. 31). This is a big issue - bigger than just one farm. Langley is trying to limit this type of dumping. We need to be proactive around this ... If this is agricultural land, it needs to be protected - not just from development. Why couldn’t we just dump into old gravel pits? Wouldn’t that make sense for construction debris?
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Re: HST rejected by B.C. voters (mapleridgenews. com). I would like to congratulate everyone who worked on the Yes campaign to defeat the HST. For the ﬁrst time in Commonwealth history, the voters have told their government how they will, or at least how they won’t, be taxed. That is quite an accomplishment. This is a precedent that will be looked at in the future. It’s an inspiration and proof that the people united can ﬁght the arrogant or coldhearted actions of govern-
ments that think they can do whatever they want after winning an election. I bet the B.C. Liberals don’t feel that way anymore. All they need to do now is follow the wishes of the majority, keep their word (for a change) and remove the HST as quickly as they brought it in. The HST has been suppressing the B.C. economy since the beginning of this recession. Now, the government says it will take up to 18 months to revert to the PST/ GST system because there are some 30 000 businesses that have only known the HST. Every business in B.C.
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the poor and working class is a testament to the excellent (propaganda) advertising campaign. The people have spoken. The world hasn’t ended. Let’s move on. Has anyone seen anything that was promised with the HST? An increase in jobs? Higher wages? Lower prices? I’m still waiting and wondering when my rebate cheque (that was promised by the government) will come. Did someone say that the No vote must win for anyone to get any rebates that were promised? SEAN ORCUTT MAPLE RIDGE
All on the ‘dole’ need to stop being greedy, irresponsible EDITOR, THE NEWS:
had to switch to the HST and they only had a few months to do it. Why would we have to wait for the less than 10 per cent of businesses that have formed since the inception of the HST? The people on the Yes side spent countless hours and some of their own hardearned money spreading the word (mostly in person) to the voting public. The No campaign must be very satisﬁed that the millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money (they wasted) bought them almost enough votes to save the HST – 45 per cent in favour of a tax that shifts the tax burden from the rich to
Re: HST rejected by B.C. voters (mapleridgenews.com). Congratulations to Bill Vander Zalm for his instigation and leadership in bringing about a decision by voters that they do not want more taxes. I would suggest that he has shown, maybe unconsciously, that it is time to start cutting back so we don’t fall into
the same trap as many countries – more money promised than we have in the bank now, or will have in the future. I would like to see his group now go after further tax cuts so that MLAs, premiers, and all public employees have to look seriously at their salaries, beneﬁts and pensions. All peoples on the ‘dole’ need to stop being greedy and irresponsible.
Is the provincial government making cuts to programs, such as group homes, so that the payroll column stays intact? Expenses just keep going up, and taxpayers are the only ones pay for those growing costs. I’m tired of it all. Stop the outrageous spending. And it can start with the teachers. LORNE RIDING MAPLE RIDGE
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Maple Ridge This Month SPOTLIGHT ON: Leisure Centre Maintenance Underway
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre will reopen in stages as annual maintenance projects are completed over the next two weeks. On Monday, September 12 the weight room and gym will reopen with a new layout for the equipment that will improve accessibility for wheelchairs and improve the ﬂow in the area, plus a fresh coat of paint to brighten up the space.
September 2011 Council Meeting Schedule Mayor and Council encourage everyone to attend these important public meetings. It’s your chance to see how public policy is debated and enacted.
The big work is happening down in and around the pool facility. As with past years, the pool is completely drained, inspected and cleaned. In addition, long time visitors will recognize that the giant ‘Smarties’ that used to hand from the ceiling have been removed. This will open up the space and as a side beneﬁt, staff have recovered all the balls that have ‘mysteriously’ ended up there over the last year. When the pool reopens there will be no shortage of balls to play with! After other maintenance around the pool deck is completed, the pool will be reﬁlled. The biggest change is happening in the mens, womens and family change rooms. They are currently ‘gutted’ and being re-tiled, repainted and the lockers are being repaired in anticipation
Monday, September 12 9:00 am Council Workshop, Blaney Room 1:00 pm Committee of the Whole, Council Chambers Tuesday, September 13 7:00 pm Council Meeting, Council Chambers Monday, September 19 9:00 am Council Workshop, Blaney Room of a reopening on Monday, September 19. In addition to the cosmetic changes, the family change rooms have been modiﬁed for better wheelchair access. We thank everyone for their patience during the maintenance shut down and look forward to your comments on the work. Your input helps us develop our plan for the maintenance work each year.
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RIVER ROAD the work that’s going on between Carshill and Darby Streets should be completed the ﬁrst week of September. Paving work will restore the road surface that has been impacted by the installation of the storm sewer system. SHADY LANE is the name used to describe 124 Avenue between Laity and 216 Street. This project is currently underway and scheduled to be completed by the end of September. There are road closures in this area as the installation of storm sewers and a multi-use sidewalk is completed. We appreciate your patience as we complete this important project.
DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENTS, started a few weeks ago, are scheduled to be completed in October. This is a bonus project that falls under the Downtown Enhancement Project. The work will see the land just south of the Cenotaph at Memorial Peace Park improved for better access for community organizations and festivals with improved sidewalks, drainage and electrical
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There are a large number of projects that have been done or are underway in our community. Here’s an update on some of the work that may impact your commute.
The intersection of 216 STREET and 121 AVENUE is now a four way stop to allow for safe crossing for children going to and from school. The project is largely complete, and there will be some minor modiﬁcations done in the upcoming weeks. In addition, planning is underway for road improvements that will run east from this intersection up to 122 Avenue through to 222 Street. Design work is being done based on input from the community at public open house meetings held earlier in the year. This project is scheduled for 2012.
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capacity, without disturbing the mature trees on the site. Downtown Maple Ridge gets better and better! COMPLETED PAVING PROJECTS include work at Lougheed Highway and 228 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road at 203 Street. Both projects were completed in early August. The roads have now had their lane markings restored and are back in full operation in time for kids going back to school next week. ROAD WIDENING at 232 STREET is underway north of Abernethy Way to match up the road alignment to the north and south on this busy road to Silver Valley and Alouette Lake. This work will continue for the next two months. Look for details and updates on all our current and future projects at mapleridge.ca
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This fall Maple Ridge will be joining all the municipalities in BC in holding local elections to select the Mayor, Council and School Board Trustees for a three year term that will end in 2014. Watch local newspapers for information on an information session for people who may be interested in seeking one of these positions. In addition, there will be lots of information on when to vote, mail ballots, advance polls, polling locations and we will also provide information on who is eligible to vote. Our community has one of the higher turnouts for election, but still only 3 in 10 people vote in these important local elections. Voting is easy, it’s quick and it’s convenient with all of the polling stations in the community. Go online to mapleridge.ca and get a preview of the material that will be in the upcoming media blitz.
INFORMED: Labour Day Hours Please note the following operating hours for Monday, August 1: • Municipal Hall will be Closed • The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre is closed for annual maintenance • The Greg Moore Youth Recreation Centre will be open from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm • The Fire Hall #1 Administration Ofﬁces will be closed • Maple Ridge RCMP Administrative Ofﬁces will be open from 11:00 am until 2:45 pm
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Drivers still using mobile devices Poll shows they know its dangerous by Jeff Nagel, Ashley Bhan Black Press In the past seven months, Ridge Meadows RCMP have issued 536 tickets to drivers using their cellphones while driving, a number that’s gone up signiﬁcantly since last year. From June to December of 2010, local police gave out 199 tickets to drivers using an electronic device while driving, making it clear more drivers are putting themselves in harms way by ignoring the law. “Basically, enforcement has increased because using an electronic device while driving has been determined to be a causal factor in crashes,” Cpl. Dale Somerville said. “In 2010, 48 per cent of fatal crashes in the Lower Mainland involved some sort of distraction to drivers as one of the contributing factors.” The numbers are linked to a new poll that shows B.C. drivers overwhelmingly believe talking or texting behind the wheel on a mobile phone is dangerous, yet 16 per cent admit talking recently on a handheld phone and nine per cent admit they texted or emailed while driving. The Ipsos Reid survey conducted for ICBC found 87 per cent of respondents believe texting or emailing while driving is one of the riskiest behaviours on the road, and 50 per cent believe talking on a handheld phone is as risky as drunk driving. The results of the poll were released after RCMP said they ticketed 2,043 Lower Mainland drivers over a six-week period this summer – nearly twice as many as the 1,197 tickets for $167 issued in the same period in 2010. RCMP Insp. Norm Gaumont said the ticket blitz showed lots of people continue to text or talk on their phones – even 18 months after B.C. brought in its distracted driving law. “It’s a new phenomenon that’s come upon us – a young generation that are really tied to their devices and they can’t let them go,” he said. “I see it every day. People are still using their phones, still texting. They’re looking down at their knees.” Distracted or inattentive driving is the num-
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ber one cause of 45 per cent of fatal crashes in the Lower Mainland, Gaumont said, adding it’s the worst rate of any region in the province. “It really causes devastation on our road ways,” he said. Gaumont said another RCMP ticket blitz in September will again target illegal use of electronic devices and failure to use seat belts. More than half of drivers surveyed in the Ipsos poll reported seeing other drivers break the ban on handheld device
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A former Maple Ridge mayor and his family hosted an event for B.C. Premier Christy Clark and local Liberal MLA Marc Dalton at their private golf course on Thursday. Liberal supporters and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows constituency members gathered at Heather Hills golf course, off 256 Street, to welcome Clark. They were invited to play a round of golf for free. Food was also offered for free, and there was a petting zoo with a lama named Cooper. The golf course is owned by former mayor Gordy Robson and his wife Mary, both Liberal supporters. Mary Robson worked on Clark’s leadership campaign. “We wanted to do this for MLA Marc Dalton, and Premier Clark,” Gordy Robson said. “Clark and I go back a long, long way. I used to teach politics in Maple Ridge and she was one of my students in one of my courses, so I’ve known her for a very long time.” The Robsons are known for lending their property for public and charitable functions, as a way to give back to the community. “Our family owns and runs this golf course, but we’re open to hosting these types of events for charity or for public functions,” said Robson’s son, William, 24. “We always try to work with the organizer and give them the grounds to use and instead of having up-front costs, we just try and help bring the event to as many people as we can. We just make it work.” Like his father, William is a Liberal supporter and has been heavily involved with Clark’s government, acting as her youth team coordinator for a couple of years. “When she came out to Maple Ridge during her Liberal leadership campaign, I met her and asked her team how I could be a part of their government. I was really interested in someone like her becoming our premier,” William said. “After that, I signed on with her youth team and in a week was asked to co-chair the committee.” He said the event at Heather Hills on Thurs-
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Premier from front The Liberal leader was going to meet later with Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows mayors and local businesses. “We are really well-positioned to get a foothold. We have an incredible opportunity to make ourselves a big part of the Asian and Indian markets.” She also defended the 18-month transition period back to the PST/GST system, saying no province has ever reversed back to that tax, while during its introduction in 2010, the government was following Ontario’s example. “There’s no question that the transition from the HST some bumps in it. “We hope we can do it sooner, but the thing is, it isn’t a small task to unwind the HST and bring back the PST.” Clark cancelled speculation of a fall election on Wednesday, when in a series of selective announcements to media, she gave May 2013, the ﬁxed election date, as the next time B.C. heads to the polls. The host of the function, Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton, liked the move. “I’m very relieved. I’m quite happy about that.” The NDP may still be beneﬁting from the sympathy over the death of federal NDP leader Jack Layton, Dalton said. He added that maybe one or two people he’s talked to wanted one. Opposition MLA Michael Sather (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) wasn’t surprised. “It was widely expected. I couldn’t see her calling an election after losing the HST vote.” He liked that Clark gave a speciﬁc date rather than leaving it open. “This is a better result, I think. So it will be good to get a bit of break.” Sather, though, wanted to know how the government would move on corporate tax rates, saying he was looking for a break in the trend of shifting taxes from corporations to consumers. And he expected the government to rein in its spending. “Clearly, we won’t see the type of spending they indulged in, in the last three years. “The best decision they made was to put off this decision off to 2013,” added Maple Ridge Coun. and Liberal Mike Morden.
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Clark, flanked by MLA Marc Dalton (left), addresses the audience at Heather Hills. He called the defeat of the HST in the summer referendum “a mini-election on the HST” and it gave a clear indication of how people felt, he added. Pitt Meadows Coun. Gwen O’Connell, wearing an “I’m with Marc” button agreed. “This isn’t the time. People are really busy with municipal elections coming up. We all need some time to breathe.” Abbotsford-Mission Liberal MLA Randy Hawes wasn’t concerned about the growth of the B.C. Conservative party, adding that a vote for the Conservatives is a vote for the NDP, which would be the only way the New Democrats could win an election. Sather, however, isn’t impressed with the premier’s performance so far after being named Liberal leader last February. “The performance of the premier has really dragged the party down, ﬂip-ﬂopping all over the place. Quite astonishing.” Abbotsford-Mission MLA Randy Hawes said it shouldn’t be surprising Clark would be criticized. “She’s a new leader and she’s going to be pursued by the media and opposition.” But the strength of the Liberal party never has been its leader, but as a political coalition, he added. “That strength remains.” Clark called the recent departures of former Attorney General Barry Penner and Port Moody MLA Iain Black, “the natural course of politics. “I don’t think people want politicians who are going to hang around forever anyways.”
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Open House ROAD IMPROVEMENTS: 227 STREET (HANEY BYPASS TO NORTH OF HOLYROOD AVENUE) AND LORNE AVENUE (MAPLE CRESCENT TO PRINCESS STREET)
(From left) Tylor Hall, Amber Brown and Cass MacLeod opened Don Cherryâ€™s Sports Grill in March 2010.
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Property and business listed for sale Fire from front â€œThe preliminary investigation has revealed that this was not a naturally occurring event,â€? she added. â€œIt is fortunate that no one was injured as a result of this ďŹ re.â€? Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin praised ďŹ reďŹ ghters for containing the ďŹ re and preserving nearby properties, including Haney House. â€œIâ€™m thankful no body was hurt. There are townhouses located just behind the building that caught ďŹ re. Iâ€™m also glad The Haney House Museum is okay. Itâ€™s an important part of our history.â€? While the south Haney neighbourhood has deteriorated in recent years, Daykin says redevelopment plans are in the works to bring it back to its former glory. â€œRight beside the ďŹ re, thereâ€™s a four-storey apartment being built and weâ€™ve got an application in for a new hotel just up the street. Itâ€™s a neighbourhood in transition,â€? he added. â€œWeâ€™re just working our way through it. Itâ€™s the old side of the community, but I know weâ€™re overcoming some of the challenges in the area. We have neighbourhood groups who are looking to move their neighbourhood forward.â€? The Maple Ridge location was one of 17 Don Cherry-themed restaurants in Canada. However, it closed brieďŹ‚y last year, then reopened. The property, at 11598 â€“ 224th Street, and building are currently listed for sale on CLSlink.ca by agent Cass MacLeod of Coldwell Banker for $1.01 million. According to the description, both are priced below assessed value. The 5,000-square-foot building, with 100-seat restaurant upstairs,
60-seat lounge downstairs and licenced brick patio, had been completely renovated. â€œArea is being completely redeveloped with a new hotel and condos. Own your own turnkey pub style restaurant and lounge. Brand new booths, paint, signage, kitchen equipment, draft sys-
Brown had operated the Gourmet Hideaway for the previous two and a half years. MacLeod said he couldnâ€™t comment on the ďŹ re, but that Brown is currently listed as the owner and that he hasnâ€™t been involved in the business for a while. Brown was unavailable for comment.
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House is scheduled for: Thursday, September 8, 2011 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Maple Ridge Municipal Hall Lobby area at the Dewdney Trunk Road entrance 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
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Ofﬁce in conjunction with the Privy Council Ofﬁce.” But regardless of whether it was Fisheries or the PMO, it’s the same government that wouldn’t allow her to speak, Sather added. Miller said last week that wild sockeye salmon, with a genetic marker that indicates a virus, are 13 times less likely to return to their spawning grounds. Under cross examination by the lawyer for the salmon-farming industry, she conﬁrmed that signs show that the virus is more prevalent in young ﬁsh in fresh water, far removed from ﬁsh farms. Sather admits there’s still doubt about the effect ﬁsh farms have on wild salmon stocks. His party has called for moving ﬁsh farms on to shore. “I don’t know whether exactly what effects ﬁsh farms have on the sockeye. But I think there’s enough concern that they should be cautious. Sather is also concerned about information and records on ﬁsh health that so far have been kept secret by the B.C. Ministry of Envi-
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o matter where I go, there’s always a part of me that remains a gardener. So when I took a short vacation to Vancouver Island recently, it wasn’t too surprising that there were a few plant-inspired epiphanies, most of which involved the ever-adapting ﬂora. Gardening We began our trip with a return visit to the Mike Lascelle Horne Lake cave system, just north of Nanaimo. As we hiked up the hill towards the cave entrance, the surrounding forest drastically changed to a thin understory with a few sword ferns and huckleberries (Vaccinium parvifolium), with stunted trees leaning at various angles. This shift was much in part to the rocky, shallow soils and, in some spots, to caverns just feet below the surface. My two eldest daughters and I did the extreme tour, which involved crawling through narrow passages on your stomach and making a seven-storey repel down the pitch black ‘Rain Barrel’. The pristine calcite formations were utterly breathtaking down there (especially the China Shop), but it was when we reached the end of Riverbend Cave that Mother Nature really impressed me. After two and a half hours, we were 276 metres into the mountain and 68 metres deep – the cave terminates with rocks that are deposited there by the underground river, but when I looked around at the walls around me, they were literally plastered with small seed cones and conifer needles that had followed the water’s course. The next day (after a long session in the hot tub to heal the aches and bruises), we went on a fossil-hunting tour with the Courtenay Museum and Palaeontology Centre on the nearby Trent River. A quick hike through dense coastal forests down to the steeply sided river below revealed that all these native trees, shrubs and perennials are actually growing on an ancient Upper Cretaceous seabed that dates from 65 to 90 million years ago. Some of the ﬁnds of the day included Ammonites, ﬁsh scales and various fossilized shells – so we were able to bring home a few souvenirs. We travelled across island in order to reach our next destination in Ucluelet, but made a stop in Cathedral Grove Provincial
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The next morning we went beachcombing in Ucluelet and had an impromptu botanical lesson from my daughter Rochelle, who has been studying marine ﬂora at UBC. There is every colour of the rainbow here, from enormous bulbous whips of golden Bull Kelp, delicate bright pink Coralline Algae, gelatinous dark purple Turkish Towels (Gigartina) and yellowish-green baubles of Rockweed or Fucus. The afternoon surﬁng was great (meaning that I actually managed to stand on the board a few times), but I couldn’t help but notice the sculpted forest at the edge of the sands at Wickaninnish
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This west side family home features over 2,600 sq. ft. of ﬁnished ﬂoor area with 4 bdrms. Backs onto Glenwood Elementary and only 2 blks to M.R. High School & transit. Great covered patio overlooks large back yard. Lot is 50 x 173’. Only $449,000 Call Al Hogarth to view
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This 3 level home is ideal for a family, situated across from elementary school & close to recreation & WC Express. Features 2 1/2 baths, 3 bdrms, family rm with gas f/p and additional rec/ ofﬁce space & double garage.
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1648 sq. ft., 19 years old, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Master bdrm has 3 piece ensuite and walk-in closet. Vaulted ceilings and huge 7191 sq. ft. corner lot. RV parking and new roof. Call Marshell to view 604-561-4012
5 bedroom home - 3 up and 2 bdrm suite down. Great famiy home with beautiful 700 sq. ft. deck and bonus shop. Call Marshell to view 604-561-4012
2 bdrms, large master, 3 piece ensuite. Nice layout with 2nd bdrm at opposite end of townhome. Open ﬂoor plan from kitchen/living area and dining rm. Amenities include gym and childrens play area. Low maintenance fees.
Only $378,900 Immediate possession Available
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20448 - 122B Ave., Maple Ridge
38806 Nicomen Island Trunk Rd, Mission
• Deluxe 3 bdrm townhome • 4 bathrooms • Quaint Osprey Village • High end ﬁnishing throughout • Single garage • Must be seen to be appreciated
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24108 102B Ave., Maple Ridge
• Grand kitchen lots of cupboards • 2 bdrm suite down • Min to G.E. Way
22463 Morse Cres., M.R.
5 bdrm, 4 bath, “like new” home in Homestead. Main ﬂoor, nice & bright, and “great room” open format great for entertaining. Maple kitchen sparkles with huge island. Downstairs could easily be suited with 2 bedrooms and separate entrance.
23880 117B Ave, Cottonwood
5 bdrm 3 bath 2 storey with bsmt home on a 9149 sq. ft. lot on greenbelt. Half a block from school! 4 bdrms up. Lots of rm for a large family. Bsmt mostly ﬁnished, very suitable.
• 3700 sq. ft. • Prime West M.R. • 3 storey fully • Deluxe features ﬁnished throughout • 7500 sq. ft. lot • Potential 2 bdrm • 6 bdrms,4 baths suite down
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#211-22515 116th Ave. Maple Ridge Spotless 1650 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 2 bath townhome in Fraserview Village. Self managed complex. Unit features gas ﬁreplace, large eat-in kitchen, in-suite laundry & double garage.
• 8946 sq. ft. lot • Large private side • Over 2100 sq. ft. yard home • Great location! • 4 bdrms • Walk to every• Hobby rm thing
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Mother Nature is your new neighbour! Spotless, custom built 3600 sq.ft LOG HOME on a 1 acre lot right on the Alouette River, next to historic “Davidsons Pool”. Too much to list, rough-in for bachelor suite over detached double garage, set up for 2 bedroom mortgage helper in basement, come see the house you deserve!
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Central Maple Ridge • Spacious 55+ 2 bedroom plus bathrooms. • Clean and bright unit, large open kitchen. • Features secured underground parking & separate in-suite laundry. • Quiet covered patio for morning coffees & the paper. • www.housebymouse.net • V899473
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REMEMBER MOM’S ADVICE? 184,900
Pitt Meadows • Beautiful 2 bedroom corner suite with 2 full bathrooms. • 9’ ceilings, in-suite laundry/storage. • Secure underground parking. • Gorgeous mountain view! • Located very close to shopping and West Coast Express.
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• Super family home in great neighbourhood • Feat. 4 bdrms & den,3 bthrms, over 2700 sq ft • Fully ¿nished basement, double garage, large patio area. • Aluminum covered deck, front covered area, fully fenced landscaped yard and much more! • Call for a personal tour.
• One year young, 2 storey with an un¿nished basement. • 4 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths. • Hardwood Àooring, lots of tile work. • Double garage with a workshop area. • There’s lots more. call me today.
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3 bedroom & 2 bathroom Completely renovated 2 storey home Brand new S/S appliances Vacant, Quick and easy possession!
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Beautiful 4000+ sq ft home 4 bedroom & 4 bathroom Lots of upgrades and ¿nishes Downstairs fully ¿nished Could be converted to 2 - 3 bedrooms suite Tons of storage, rear yard fully fenced Too much to list here.
• Fabulous view property in Pitt Meadows on city water • Extensively renovated close to walking trails, Pitt Lake & 3 Golf Course. • Easy access to Pitt River Bridge • Small ¿nishing touches remain but view and outdoor area will leave you speechless • Maple H/W Àrs, ceramic tile, granite counter tops & much more
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Maple Ridge • Cul-de-sac location with professional landscaping. • Private guest room, media/Àex room. • Master with Jacuzzi bath, walk-in-closet. • Gourmet kitchen with Àoor to ceilings cabinets. • 2+ bedroom in-law suite with separate entrance..
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• Centrally located to town, transit, schools, & more. • 1238 sq. ft., 3 bdrms, and 2 baths. • Newly landscaped, privacy fencing, excellent for pets and children. • Newer roof, newly fenced yard, bonus garden shed. • Called Mr Rogers Today! V887155
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Maple Ridge • AN OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THE MOST EXCLUSIVE ADDRESS IN MAPLE RIDGE! • 1 fully serviced acre walking distance to town. • Huge drive through garage w/ parking for up to 6 cars. • 4bdrms, plus 1 bdrm suite.
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11933 224th St., Maple Ridge
OPEN SUNDAY 1 TO 3 #11 20799 119TH AVE
A New Way Of Life
• Strata fees 120.00 a month • Minutes from transportation • Central location $ • Age Restricted 45+ 159,000
Come and enjoy the tranquil settings this Silver Ridge home offers. Your family will feel right at home with all comforts this open plan Portrait Home offers. Rock fireplace, vaulted ceilings, Great room, beautiful bright kitchen with granite counters, eating bar, gas stove and pantry. Upper level with computer loft, Master with large 5 piece en suite w/i closet, laundry and 2 spacious bedrooms. Basement is semi-finished ready for your ideas. Great covered deck for family BBQs. All this on a open corner lot with separate 2 car garage $529,000.
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• Central location, private yard • Nicely updated and renovated • 2 parking spots $ • 3 bedroom 347,900
Tell your realtor to show you this one. This 2 storey 5 bedroom home oozes with great features from private greenbelt landscaped lot, oak floors on every level, beautiful kitchen great room, separate dining and living room, vaulted ceilings, den and 2 bedroom suite with access to gardened yard. Have a look on virtual tour, you’ll want to view it. $699,000
OPEN SATURDAY 1 TO 3 #2 11870 232ND STREET
River Road Estates One of the rare homes that come available in Maple Ridges finest gated adult
• Close to transportation and shopping • 3 bed/3 bath town home • 2 parking spots $ • Fenced backyard 310,000
oriented community. Enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship that this “Falcon Home” built home offers. Well planned 2 storey with walkout basement oozes with many added features from Great room with ski-lite vaulted ceilings, Gourmet kitchen with beautiful Cabinetry, wood crown and granite counters. Upper level offers Master bedroom with walk in closet and 5 piece ensuite, 2nd bedroom with full en suite and laundry room with cupboard with sink. Lower level includes guest bedroom, full bathroom plus large rec room with wet bar opening to private yard with patios, covered sun deck. Come have a look at this beautiful home You may just have to buy it. $599,900
#32 11442 Best St V863285
12375 DAVISON STREET
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• Rancher with ﬁnished basement • 1/4 acre • Fully fenced • Minutes from schools $ and transportation 424,900
This serene area is one of Maple Ridges Best Kept Secrets. 2 Acres with private bridge access. Enjoy this 4 level contemporary home with extensive decks, patios, pool and Hot tub. Spacious bedrooms, dens family room and storage areas. New appliances, bathrooms etc. Wake up with the deer sleeping in your yard. If acreage is your forte, this is a must see. $959,900
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* 2 Storey + bsmnt * 3284 square feet * 3 bdrms ~ 3 baths * Quiet cul-de-sac * 7100 sf view lot * Finished Basement * Gamed room w/bar * Lots of upgrades! * Mountain views
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GALIANO STARTER! 69-11067 Barnston * Georgian inspired T/H * 2 bdrm+den, 2 baths * Open ﬂoor plan * 9 ft ceilings on main * Gourmet kitchen * Dble/tandem garage * Walk to sports park * Walk to hockey rinks * Minutes to WC Exp.
OSPREY ON THE FRASER 26185 GRANT AVE. * 3 level split w/crawl * 3 bdrms ~ 3 baths * 2 stall barn * 20 X 40 shop * Quiet, rural area * Air conditioning * 2 w/b ﬁreplaces * 1796 sq ft home ﬁn. * 4.9 acre hobby farm
NEED A SHOP? 32 X 24 SHOP 13712 RIPPINGTON RD * 5 A on city water * 5 bdrms ~ 3 baths * 2620 sq ft 2 level home * Secure, gated entry * Hardwood/tile ﬂoors * Granite counters * Golf course/2 sides * Flat & Fully fenced * No creeks/streams
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10 OUT OF 10 19267 Fieldstone WK • Like new, showhome condition • Low maintenance, outdoor entertaining • 3 bedroom + mid level media room
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# 311 11605 227TH ST, Maple Ridge • Beautiful unit shows like new! • Spacious living room/dining area • Bright south facing windows • Cozy gas ﬁreplace • Large master with walk-in closet, ensuite/soaker tub. • Fraserview Village offers indoor pool, recreation centre, banquet hall, workshop etc. included in strata fee.
22791 116TH AVE, Maple Ridge • Quality built! 3 bdrm bare land strata, ($20 PER MONTH) • Gorgeous kitchen/family room, all black appliances, kitchen island, quality • Cozy gas F/P & sliding door to back balcony. • 3 bdrms up • Shower in ensuite plus walk in closet
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A great 3 bedroom home on a large fenced lot with a Mortgage Helper. This home has a new roof, furnace, carpeting, hot water tank and has been meticulously maintained. This is a very clean home and is priced to sell at $449,900
Seize the Opportunity to own this 2 bedroom condo in a concrete and steel bldg. This home is located on the cool side with a view of Golden Ears from the spacious sundeck. A well maintained bldg with low maintenance fees, swimming pool and hot tub and guest suite. Asking $257,500
A great 5 acre hobby farm is ideal for horses. The home has been meticulously renovated and has 3 big bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Plenty of room here for family dinners in the huge country kitchen. The barn has 3 box stalls and room for 4 more as well as lots of hay storage. Presently being used for chix, goats, rabbits and llamas. Fenced and cross fenced with a level pasture. Just reduced to $799,900
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• 3,100 sqft custom basement home • Oversize triple garage with 26’ deep bay • Large 1 (could be 2) bedroom suite • Sunken living rm & formal dining rm • Private rear yard
$610,000 ADDITIONAL INFO AT: WWW.JOHNDALE.CA
• Quiet central neighbourhood • Walk to the South Alouette River
2187 Park Crescent, Coquitlam
23010 REID AVE.
Your family and loved ones will be well, and happy in this four bedroom, + family room + sun room, two storey home. Huge ﬁg tree in the backyard on greenbelt.
Located in the very desirable Chineside area with an unobstructed panoramic view of the inlet and mountains. This 3,000 square foot home is in the midst of renovations and needs someone who’s willing to invest some “sweat equity” to create their dream home. Huge potential! $689,900
ASKING ONLY $469,900
HAVE YOU SEEN THE VIEW? Pitt Meadows only High Rise FINAL HOMES SELLING NOW
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Super clean 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rancher. Oak cabinets in cozy kitchen. Spacious living room/dining room. Crown moldings throughout. Huge covered deck. Storage shed and double car garage. Move in condition....see you Saturday.
Easy to view, please call Brenda (604)816-6961
11673 - 203rd
Al & Brenda JENKINS 604.467.3871 www.brendajenkins.com
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OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM One bedroom and den starting in low 200s, two bedroom starting at 259,900.
• Pitt Meadows Only Highrise • Concrete and Steel Construction • Future home of the Pitt Meadows Library • Retail space also available
$319,900 33271 14TH Ave, Mission Beautiful rancher 1540 SF, 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms. Close to town and leisure center, newer roof, laminate ﬂooring throughout most of the home. Formal LR w/ gas F/P. Country FR w/woodstove, Fenced backyard. Heated garage, Nicely landscaped F/Y. Beautiful Fir trees in backyard.
OPEN Mon - Thurs 1-4pm • Weekends 12-5pm
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12624 215TH ST, 5TH AVE ESTATES
2 BR APARTMENT $139,900 GABRIOLA • • • • •
3 - Bedroom/ 2 Bath Private/Fenced back yard Garage Laminate Floors Needs TLC Offered at only $249,900
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This is not a misprint! This bright corner unit has been beautifully renovated with marble and laminate ﬂoors, new bathroom, and designer paint. Huge patio area is securely fenced and is like another room in the summertime. Solid vinyl building where you can walk to the West Coast Express and all shops and services in uptown Maple Ridge. See virtual tour at www.BrendaExner.com.
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11871 GEE STREET
11339 DARTFORD ST
27 11165 GILKER HILL RD
ORIGINAL HAMMOND HOME
KANAKA CREEK ESTATES
• 4 bdrms with 3 baths • Large rec room with full wet bar • Shopping & School within walking distance
Custom Built 2 storey home in this upscale neighbourhood. Very well maintained, Beautiful hardwood ﬂoors, sunroom off of the Kitchen and very private back yard. Huge family room with gas ﬁreplace, formal dining room, living room, solarium, den and laundry room all on the main ﬂoor. Upstairs you will ﬁnd a spacious master bedroom and ensuite along with 2 other bedrooms which have access to their own deck . Don’t miss out……call TODAY!
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LARGE YARD FOR GROWING FAMILY
5 bedrooms, 3 baths Completely Renovated Original wood ﬂoors & windows Loft with 3 skylights & 4 pc bath
• 3 bdrm & 3 bath end unit. • Bright open ﬂoor plan w/vaulted ceilings • Master has a walk in closet & 4 pc ensuite. • Kanaka Creek Elementary steps away ENJOY THE VIEW FROM THE LARGE DECK
FULL OF CHARM & CHARACTER
#9 12099 237th Street
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1231 CONFEDERATION DRIVE, PORT COQUITLAM Executive home with a million dollar view of the Fraser Valley, over 4000 sq feet of quality, and a16x30 foot inground pool. Extensive updating with wood ﬂoors on main living area, 3 ﬁreplaces, and a full basement perfect for a home ofﬁce or suite area.
Call Brenda Exner: Cell 604-603-8043
Pristine 3 level family home in Country Meadows with 3 bedrooms and laundry upstairs, plus 2 full baths. Downstairs is the great room and a gourmet kitchen and dining room all with airy 9 foot ceilings. Downstairs is a full recroom plus another den area. The backyard has a beautiful cedar deck, a parking area and lane access. Walk to Albion Elementary. Shows like a 10! Call Brenda Exner: Cell 604-603-8043
24351 102ND AVE.
SATURDAY 2-4 PM
PRIME PITT MEADOWS LOCATION Meticulously maintained basement entry home in a quiet cul-de-sac. The large private 7405 sq ft lot is a gardener’s paradise and has an RV pad among the towering cedars. There is over 1800 sq ft with 3 Bedrooms, a den, a full bath and 2 half baths, a new roof and drainage, and suite potential. First time on the market and original owner!!
12241 216TH ST
• 2 bedrooms • Ground Floor End Unit
MLS# V906500 $424,900
#14–20653 THORNE AVE MLS# V896565 $265,000
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12342 234TH ST
PRICE INCLUDES HST! • 4 bdrm 2 storey with walk out basement • Granite counters & hardwood throughout
24748 KIMOLA DR.
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Call Lisa at 604-970-2209 23870 106th Ave.
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The fall market is fast approaching. Thinking of selling? Call us, your Maple Ridge Real Estate Professionals, for your free, no obligation market analysis.
• End Unit, double garage • Large living space
23897 118TH AVE.
Call Dave at 604-341-0783 #17 - 21960 River Rd.
• Quality builder, quality ﬁnishings! • Stainless steel appliances • Great Family neighbourhood
• Executive 2 storey with full walk out bsmt • Granite gourmet kitchen w/ SS appliances • Hardwood throughout
• 3,434 sq. ft. total w/4 bdrms • Finished & ready to move in!
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Hockey Day Brandon Osborne, 5, breaks away from Jakob Vorlicek (left), 10, his mother Hanna and Evan Power, 12, during the third annual Hockey Day, presented by the Pitt Meadows Community Association with Power of Kids 4 Sport, on Sunday in Osprey Village. Hockey Day raises money for local children to play hockey. For more information about the event, email info@ pmcaonline.com.
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Hydro line gains backing B.C. Hydro has inked what it’s calling a landmark deal with three First Nations groups that had fought plans to build a massive power transmission line between Merritt and Coquitlam. But the project isn’t out of the woods yet. Dubbed the Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) line, the 255-kilometre connection would be Hydro’s biggest expansion project in 30 years. The $725-million expansion, bringing power from the Interior to Metro Vancouver via the Meridian Substation on Coquitlam’s Westwood Plateau, had been held in legal limbo by more than a dozen First Nations groups along the proposed project route. The B.C. Utilities Commission ruled in February Hydro had not adequately consulted with the groups about the project’s impacts on First Nations lands and sent both sides back into negotiations. On Aug. 26, B.C. Hydro announced three of those groups — the Upper Nicola Band, the Okanagan Nation Alliance and the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council — had signed an agreement on the project. Greg Reimer, B.C. Hydro’s executive VP of transmission and distribution, said that while details of that agreement are conﬁdential, they do include direct ﬁnancial beneﬁts to the First Nations groups. Hydro hopes to start work on the line and towers later this fall.
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TLink feeling its own pain at pumps by J eff Nage l Black Press A jump in transit ridership is helping TransLink make up for lowerthan-expected gas tax revenues. The drop in gasoline sales in the region means less cash for TransLink, which gets 15 cents on every litre sold. Second quarter ďŹ nancial numbers show the gas tax take is running ďŹ ve per cent below what TransLink budgeted. Spokesman Ken Hardie said more people are taking transit â€“ ridership is running at least six per cent above last year â€“ so reduced vehicle use may account for some of the drop in gas sales. But he also agreed many shoppers are heading regularly to the U.S. to take advantage of the strong Canadian dollar and gas up for less, or ďŹ lling up in the Fraser Valley, where TransLink gas tax doesnâ€™t apply. â€œIt could very easily be there are enough people going across into other jurisdictions to buy fuel,â€? Hardie said. Lower tourism visits and an ongoing trend to buying more fuel efďŹ cient vehicles may also be contributing factors, he said. TransLink managed to keep its second-quarter costs almost ďŹ ve per cent under budget at $469 million, while delivering more service than budgeted, partly to meet higher transit demand during the Vancouver Canucksâ€™ playoff run. Transit revenue was $8.7 million higher than planned because of
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crouched low, nearly on his belly, wary, sniffing, nervous and quickback into the entry way in case the bogeyman showed up. One day Acts of Faith another cat arrived in our Les Warriner yard. This was a ﬁnefeatured black female with white paws and a small white star on her forehead. She was a neighbourhood cat and we were never quite sure where her home was, but most of the time she hung out with us, and often cuddled up on one of our deck chairs. I kind of grew fond of her as she allowed me to pet her and occasionally give her some of Dilly’s treats. The contrast between these two cats was intriguing. They appeared to be about the same age, but this black female neighbourhood cat (I just called her ‘Kitty’) was light years ahead of Dilly. She may have been smaller, but she was quicker, as I found out one afternoon when her lightning fast claws sunk into the back of my hand. She was conﬁdent and curious, gentle and yet dangerous. You didn’t want to move too quickly around her. And of course, she would leave the obligatory dead mouse and bird
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New attraction Tourism Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have a new marketing coordinator, thanks to the B.C. Provincial Job Creation Partnership. Andrew Maillot will help out with marketing efforts until March 31. One of the projects he’ll undertake at the Tourism Visitor Centre in Pitt Meadows is videotaping and photographing tourist spots throughout the area as a means of attracting visitors. Then he’ll put those images in his blog on the Tourism Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows website.
Emergency aid Kirmac Collision, on Dewdney Trunk Road and 228th Street, has switched things up to make it speedier to get your dented vehicle repaired. Instead of booking an appointment for your bruised vehicle, motorists first contact their insurer, then drop into the shop and immediately pick up a replacement vehicle. The shop then inspects the car, contacts the insurance company and starts repairs. Under the Instant Access program, Kirmac estimates one or two weeks of waiting can be eliminated. A news release compared the system to that used in emergency departments.
Mall for 203rd? Another empty lot in Maple Ridge will be filled if an application to build a shopping centre clears its way through council. Mussallem Realty and Rowan Industries want rezoning to allow a shopping centre on 2.65 hectares on the southwest corner of Lougheed Highway and 203rd Street. Council had its first look Monday at the plan to build four buildings totalling about 118,400 sq. feet, which would be slightly smaller than Westgate Shopping Centre. The Burger King restaurant that’s currently on site, would remain.
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Rustam Yazdgerdian, owner of Meadows Cleaners, and son Ardeshir have seen a drop in business since the HST came into effect July 1, 2010. Previously, Yazdgerdian charged his customers five-per cent tax, but under the Harmonized Sales Tax, he had to charge 12 per cent.
Why 18-month delay? Axe tax Two businessmen want HST gone, the sooner, the better by P hi l M e l nych uk staff reporter
o will home buyers get a break when the 12-per-cent HST disappears and the PST/GST returns, with only a family friendly ﬁve-per-cent charge on sales of homes? Difﬁcult to say, realtor Harvey Exner says. With so many variables, such as rising land prices, tax rebates, input costs and market forces , it all could end up as a wash – with little apparent difference in house prices when the old tax returns in March 2013. Last week, the provincial government gave March 31 as the date for returning to the provincial sales tax/ goods and services tax system after voters defeated the Harmonized Sales Tax in a mail-in referendum over the summer. That’s too long for both Exner, who manages Macdonald Realty, and Rustam Yazdgerdian, who owns Meadows Cleaners. “There’s cause for concern because of the uncertainty, not knowing when things are going to change,” Exner said. “I think 18 months is a long time for people to wait to have the system go back. “We just want to know from an industry perspective, where are the transition plans and how we are go-
ing to switch back.” Realtors and home builders are now confused about transitioning back to the previous GST/PST system, while businesses face the cost of converting back to the system that was in place before July 2010. That could make people think twice about a home purchase, he adds. Exner said that, in theory, in a competitive marketplace, a new home should cost less under the HST system because builders get rebates for all the taxes they pay on construction costs. For instance, if materials cost $100,000, they’d receive rebates of 12 per cent, which could be passed on to customers. But land costs are a major factor in home prices, which makes it difﬁcult to judge if prices were reduced under the HST system or if the reversion to PST/HST will cause prices to rise.
“I’ll wait for the ballot box. That’s it. And I’ll settle my score ” Rustam Yazdgerdian, Meadows Cleaners “This is why the numbers are skewed because the price of the house may go up beyond the amount of PST a builder pays.” In July 2010, moving from the preHST regime when buyers paid only ﬁve-per-cent GST on a new-home purchase, to one in which they paid
ernment was difﬁcult. 12-per-cent HST, was dramatic, even Rustam Yazdgerdian, though, has with the provincial housing rebate. had enough of economic theory. Under the HST, for a Yazdgerdian felt the HST $700,000-home, a buyer effect immediately upon would have paid $57,750 in its introduction on July HST, with rebates included. 1, 2010, when the tax he Previously, buyers only charged customers went had to pay ﬁve-per-cent from ﬁve per cent GST to GST, meaning the total tax 12 per cent HST. on that same house was That was just before he only $35,000. was about to hire another For a new $350,000 condo, person, so he’d no longer buyers would have paid have to work six days a only $11,200 in GST (beweek. But with the drop cause of rebates). in business, the hire never That compares to an HST Harvey Exner happened. tab of $18,200 for the same He was told the HST condo. The taxes apply only would improve business. He reto new homes. ceived HST rebates of $4,000 over “The savings to the consumer are three months – but lost more than signiﬁcant,” said Exner. that each month in sales between “On paper, you’re paying a lot his two locations of Meadows Cleanmore in taxes.” ers, since the HST came in. But again, he adds, house prices “I don’t want the … refund. I want also could climb because PST and my sales up. GST costs are now added into the “They should get rid of it as soon price – because contractors no lonas they can because it’s hurting our ger have those input taxes rebated. business. Exner didn’t want to get into “I can understand three or four debate about which tax system is superior and couldn’t say if the market months, but why wait for 18 months? I don’t understand.” will go up or down. The perception, though, is the Overall, his business dropped buyer will pay less in home sales about 15 per cent in the year the taxes and less in the taxes on the HST’s been in place, which has left commissions to sell or buy those Yazdgerian angry at the governhouses. ment, even if it’s removing the tax. The ﬁrst time the switch occurred, Only in July of this year, did busithere was plenty of confusion. ness stabilize. Once the PST/GST Real estate ofﬁces were interpretsystem returns, he expects his busiing rules differently, contractors ness to recover, though he’s not sure didn’t know what to do and getting by how much. consistent explanations from govSee HST, p32
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He’ll remember at ballot box crease, and hopes that reverting to the old system will give restaurants a break. She thinks 18 months is too long to switch back. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce executive-director Jesse Sidhu said his ofﬁce only received a handful of calls or e-mails on the topic. The chamber supports the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, which said it was disappointed in the referendum results. But there should be a way of adding some of the good parts about the HST to a PST/ GST system, he added.
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ommunity Calendar lists events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Notices are free to local non-profit groups courtesy of The News. Drop off details to 22328 119 Ave., fax to 604-463-4741 or e-mail events@mapleridgenews. com at least a week before the event. Include a contact name and number. (No submissions by phone.) Listings appear as space permits. For guaranteed publication, ask our classified department at 604-467-1122 about non-profit rates. Saturday, Sept. 3 â€˘ The Haney Farmersâ€™ Market takes place at Memorial Peace Park on 224th Street. The Garibaldi Art Club is in the Bandstand with displays and exhibitions of local artists from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This weekâ€™s market features a Teddy Bear Picnic. There will be bear cookies, a bear check-up, bubbles, balloons, face painting and a Teddy Bear Parade at noon. Bring in your sunflower to see who has the tallest plant or biggest head in Maple Ridge. Judging at 11:30 a.m. Vegetable and fruit stands are loaded with freshly picked produce. Rob Kroeker and Karma entertain. Sunday, Sept. 4 â€˘ Doggie Days comes to the Pitt Meadows Farmersâ€™ Market in Spirit Square. Sponsored by Ola Puppy Dog Grooming, there will be contests and games. Lots of freshly picked produce and fruit. Enjoy a drink in the cafĂŠ corner and listen to the mellow tones of Toby Beaulieu. Spirit Square on Harris Road in Pitt Meadows from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. â€˘ Kingfishers Waterfront Bar and Grill is hosting its annual fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation from 2 p.m. until midnight. There will be several blues artists performing throughout the night with a special collaborative jam session at the end of the night. Kingfishers will be donating $1 from every pint of beer sold towards the charity. They are encouraging everyone to turn up and support a good cause. Tues. Sept. 6 â€˘ Ridge Meadows Retired Teachers are celebrating their annual Hell With the Bell brunch to celebrate the first day of school. Join them at the Ridge Meadows Seniorsâ€™ Activity Centre, at 12150 224th Street in Maple Ridge. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to noon, $15 per seat. RSVP to Don Sears by noon, Sept. 2, at 604-817-6402 or by email donsears@ telus.net. â€˘ The Garibaldi Art Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Craft Room, third floor, Maple Ridge Arts Centre and Theatre. Members will be discussing plans for the upcoming year. GAC membership $50 or $40 for seniors. New members welcome. â€˘ Grumpy Grandmaâ€™s is a social group with a variety of activities. They meet at 2:30 p.m. at St. Georgeâ€™s Anglican Church, Maple Ridge. Contact Sue at 604-459-8089 for more information. â€˘ Maple Ridge Choral Society registration takes place at 6:30 p.m. at 12145 Laity Street at St. Paulâ€™s
Lutheran Church. Rehearsals start 7 p.m. For more information, call Dennis at 604-465-8038, or Jerry at 604-463-0760. Wednesday, Sept. 7 â€˘ Registration for 2011/12 Scouts takes place in Pitt Meadows at the Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road, at 7 p.m. Questions about Scouting? Come out, meet friends and neighbours, enjoy refreshments and learn about Scouting with 1st Pitt Meadows Scout Group. Beavers (5-7), Cubs, (8-11) Scouts (12-14). Call â€˜Scouter Mangâ€™ at 604-460-7227 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, Sept. 8 â€˘ The SFU Philosophersâ€™ Cafe meets at the Arts Centre and Theatre at 7 p.m., 11944 Haney Place. Admission by donation. This monthâ€™s topic is â€œReligion: Is it obsolete or relevant in the 21st Century?â€? Moderator Larry Green leads the discussion. Co-sponsored by the Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows Art Council. Everyone welcome. Registration and experience not required. â€˘ Ridge Meadows Ex-Service Womenâ€™s Club is holding their regular monthly meeting at the Maple Ridge Legion, 12101 224th Street at noon. â€˘ The Ridge Meadows Seniorsâ€™ Society is hosting a Seniorsâ€™ Connect meeting at 9 a.m. in the library room of the Ridge Meadows Seniorsâ€™ Activity Centre, 12150 224th Street. â€˘ The Alouette Field Naturalists hold their first meeting of 2011/12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ridge Meadows Seniorsâ€™ Activity Centre, 12150 224th Street. Derek Matthews, Chairman of the Avian Research Centre and a master bird bander, will give a presentation on bird banding. All welcome. Phone Duanne at 604-4368743 for more information. â€˘ The Maple Ridge Better Breathers will hold their first meeting after the summer noon to 2 p.m. in the Fraser Room of the Library. This club is a support group for people with chronic lung diseases. The guest speaker will be a respiratory therapist from Ridge Meadows Hospital to talk about the right way to take our medicines and to explain details of the spirometry test. Please bring your puffers and reading glasses. All caregivers and family, and new members welcome. For more information phone Heidi at 604-466-1633. Friday, Sept. 9 â€˘ Golden Ears Winter Club is holding their registration for the 2011/12 season from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 604-5634813. www.gewc.ca â€˘ The Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation is hosting a Social Media Focus Group for Business from 9 a.m. to noon at the Meadows Room at Pitt Meadows City Hall. The PMEDC wants to find out how local businesses are (or arenâ€™t) using social media. The session will explore how social media (primarily Facebook and Twitter) fits into marketing strategies, and what businesses might need to be successful using the tools. The session is
free and open to Pitt Meadows businesses in the agriculture, aviation, tourism or retail/commercial sectors. Space is limited. To register please email email@example.com or call 604-465-9481. Saturday, Sept. 10 â€˘ The Haney Farmersâ€™ Market focuses on tomatoes, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chef Chris Roper of Lava Dining and Lounge is under the Chef at the Market tent at 10:30 a.m. with some interesting dishes. There will be a display of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes. Take advantage of the bumper crop of vegetables and fruit at our produce vendors stands. String Theory entertains. Memorial Peace Park on 224th Street in downtown Maple Ridge. www.haneyfarmersmarket.org â€˘ Ever wanted to go on a safari? Spend an afternoon exploring Kenya with Langley photojournalist John Gordon. Journey through Rift Valley, and visit Lake Nakuru, home of thousands of flamingos. Pitt Meadows Library, 12047 Harris Road from 2 to 3 p.m. This program is free, but registration is required. To register, please call 604-465-4113, or sign up at the desk. Sunday, Sept. 11 â€˘ Golden Ears Winter Club is holding an open house and will have curling instructors on hand to teach beginners how to curl. For more information, call 604-563-4813. www.gewc.ca â€˘ This is the last market of the season for the Pitt Meadows Farmersâ€™ Market. Come by and give us your feedback, drop a note into our suggestion box for 2012. Rory McRury will entertain. Market takes place at the Spirit Square on Harris Road. www.haneyfarmersmarket.org Ongoing â€˘ The Maple Ridge Lions Club is doing the biggest and best meat draws in town every Friday night and Sunday afternoon at The Witch of Endor Pub, as well as at the Foxâ€™s Reach Pub on Saturday afternoons. Come and relax, have some fun and win some fresh meat. All profits go to help needy people in our community. Contact R.C. Morrissette at 604-467-4656 for more information. â€˘ The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association is preparing for the Fall 2011 Horseback Riding Program and needs volunteers to come forward to help groom and tack our horses and to lead or side walk with our riders during their lesson. Horse experience is great but not required. If you enjoy the outdoors, working with wonderful people of all abilities, and love animals, this is the place for you. A volunteer orientation session will be held in early September. The Fall session begins Sept. 19. Contact 604-462-7786 for more information or to sign up for orientation. â€˘ Share two hours of your time once a week with a blind or partially sighted person in your neighbourhood. Assist with reading, walks, accompany on errands and social visiting. We ask for a minimum 6 month commitment. Volunteers must be at least 19 years old. To apply and for more information, please email caragh.robinsmith@ cnib.ca. See Community Calendar, p38
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Parents with children under 6, residing in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows are able to participate in programs. Community Services Family Place, 22359 - 119th Ave., Maple Ridge on Sept. 8/11 (9am - 12pm) and Sept. 9/11 (9am-11am) Registration is on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. Program Childminding Day Parent & Tot #1 Monday
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Golden Ears Judo Club REGISTRATION WED. SEPT. 7 @ 6:30 PM Starting Mon. Sept. 12th Kids’ Class: 6:30pm to 8:00pm K Adult & Advanced: 8:00pm to 9:30pm All classes are held on Mondays & Wednesdays Classes held at Maple Ridge Leisure Centre 11995 Haney Place Maple Ridge BC, Canada V2X 6A9 778-321-8643
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bring music into their lives
REGISTRATION IS ON NOW!
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows’ newest music studio offers music and movement classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and children up to 9 years old.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE FALL! Space is limited. Classes begin September 12, 2011.
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COME JOIN US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE SAT, SEPT 10TH Free seminars and more! Register at yuens.ca/openhouse • Build Conﬁdence • Improve Focus • Develop Self Control • Tons of FUN and Fitness
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COASTAL EDGE DANCE CENTRE A unique “family-oriented” dance studio making a difference Come and learn all genres of dance such as: TAP • JAZZ • LYRICAL • BALLET • MODERN • CONTEMPORARY• ACRO • HIP HOP • ALL BOYS HIP HOP • STAGE • MUSICAL THEATRE AND VOICE COACHING (ALL TAP, JAZZ, ACRO & BALLET Exams offered)
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Ongoing • The Maple Ridge Euchre Club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Legion at 224th Street and Brown Avenue. For more information, contact Irene at 604-465-1956. • Singles dance, at various locations, every Saturday night. For more information call Doris
at 604-465-4412. • Love to sing? This fall, add your voice to The Maple Leaf Singers, a unique six-part harmony show chorus. Members from all over Metro Vancouver practice weekly in Burnaby and perform at a variety of events. All welcome to audition; first sopranos particularly needed. Call Anne Baird at 604-922-9827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about
The Maple Leaf Singers at www.maple-leafsingers.com. • Local U-21 women’s soccer team is looking for players for the coming fall season. The season starts in Sept. and registration is underway now. For more info please contact Mike at (604) 465-9233. • Adult beginners Hawaiian dance classes starting Sept. 6. Contact Diana at 604-
audience alike every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kanaka Creek Coffee is located at No. 101-24155 102nd Avenue. • Pitt Meadows secondary hosts it 50th birthday open house Sept. 30. If you graduated from the school or have a child who attends or has graduated from PMSS, contact Gerri (Laseur) Willms (PMSS grad 1969) at 604-465-7141, ext. 265, email email@example.com.
465-5722 for more information. • Taking Pounds Off Sensibly now meets at Willow Manor, 12275 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Come out on Tuesdays, weigh in starts at 6:30 p.m. and meeting starts at 7 p.m. New or returning members are welcome. • Do you play music or love to listen? Come to Kanaka Coffee’s open mic/stage night, an acoustic evening, open to musicians and
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SRT titans to vie for playoff spot in Year 2 Maple Ridge high school has high hopes for football program’s sophomore season by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School’s Titans junior football program is back for its second year, and head coach Tom Levesque has his sights set on the playoff berth that eluded the team last year. “We were one win away,” he said. “This year, I think we have a good shot of making the playoffs.” Despite much of last year’s team having aged out, many of the pivotal positions remain staffed with second-year players. The team is currently sporting a 32-player roster, which Levesque hopes will swell to 40 once school starts. The Titans front ﬁve linesmen return, and will be called upon to play a much bigger role on offence, with greater responsibilities and more complex plays. “We have size and experience up front,” said Levesque. “They’ve come a long way in a short period of time.” They will be led by line captain Donovan McMee, who Levesque considers to be one of the best players at his position at the junior varsity level. “He used to be our centre, but he’s got a ﬁrst step like a running back, so we moved him to guard to take advantage of that mobility,” said Levesque. Grade 9 fullback Tyrell Ogloff will be captaining the teams offensive backs as the backbone of the team’s backﬁeld. Zach Tripp-Buchanan will also be seeing lots of time at halfback. At quarterback, Grade 10 student Mitch McDole will be taking up pivot duties. Despite being new to the position, Levesque said he likes what he sees. “He played wideout last year, but he has really grown into the posi-
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THE NEWS/scoreboard Baseball Lower Mainland Baseball Association Regular season standings Bill Mathers Division Team Delta Dodgers Ridge Meadows Twins Newton Royals Fraser Valley Mavericks Langley Knights North Langley Expos Aldergrove Giants North Delta Fighting Irish
GP 14 15 15 14 13 15 13 14
W 11 11 10 7 6 7 5 3
L 3 4 5 7 7 8 7 11
T 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Pts 22 22 20 14 12 14 11 6
% .786 .733 .667 .500 .462 .467 .417 .214
Bob Bunnett Division Team Coquitlam Cardinals South Delta Padres Maple Ridge Js Richmond Athletics Burnaby Yankees Vancouver Mounties Burnaby Red Sox Burnaby Brewers
GP 14 14 12 15 13 15 13 15
W 9 10 8 8 6 7 1 1
L 3 4 4 6 7 8 12 14
T 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Pts 20 20 16 17 12 14 2 2
% .750 .714 .667 .571 .462 .467 .077 .067
Golf Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Hazelmere Golf Course, Surrey Aug. 29 and 30 Boys 14-16 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 T-7 T-7 9 T-10 T-10 12 T-13 T-13 15 16 T-17 T-17 19 T-20 T-20 T-22 T-22
Player Oscar Baek Edward Metcalfe Lucas Gatto Howard Lee Colin Wang Jun Kang Ian Kim Cole Briggs Jordan Emerman Jerry Bang Colton Dorion Mitchell Anderson Young Oh Ryan Hunt Alexander Kwok Sean Park Devin Kelly Nick Krystal Brett Mengler Kris Gibb Cole McKinnon Andrew Metcalf Shaylen Buis
Hometown Coquitlam Surrey Burnaby Coquitlam Vancouver Port Moody Surrey Langley Surrey Coquitlam Surrey Coquitlam Coquitlam Pitt Meadows Richmond Coquitlam White Rock Port Moody Silverton Surrey Surrey Surrey White Rock
Score 72, 75-147 73, 76-149 75, 75-150 77, 76-153 77, 78-155 75, 84-159 78, 82-160 82, 78-160 81, 81-162 81, 82-163 84, 79-163 81, 83-164 80, 86-166 85, 81-166 82, 85-167 87, 81-168 86, 86-172 85, 87-172 88, 85-173 91, 85-176 89, 87-176 96, 88-184 95, 89-184
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Foot feat Simon Chung, 16, a first degree black belt, snaps a block of wood in half during a demonstration for Jeong’s Taekwondo Academy at the first annual Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Sports and Recreation Expo at the Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre on Sunday.
Sports calendar • The Ridge Meadows Flames junior B hockey club take on the Grandview Steelers in their first exhibition game of the 2011/12 Pacific International Junior Hockey League on Friday, Sept. 2, at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. Game time is 7 p.m. Visit www. ridgemeadowsflames.com for more information. • Planet Ice Maple Ridge, in conjunction with the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association and Meadow Ridge Female Minor Hockey, with will be hosting a WHL exhibition game on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. between the Vancouver Giants and the Victoria Royals. Tickets for general admission are now on sale for $10 each plus service charges. To purchase tickets online go to http://selectyourtickets.com/ promo and enter the promotional code “Rustlers” or “Barracudas” for access to the site. The promotional code will determine where the sale came from and
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forward the funds to the appropriate association. • Golden Ears Winter Club is holding their registration for the 2011/12 season on Friday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 604-563-4813. www.gewc.ca • Golden Ears Winter Club is also holding an open house all day Sunday, Sept. 11 and will have curling instructors on hand to teach beginners how to curl. For more information, call 604-563-4813. www. gewc.ca • The Pitt Meadows Marauders senior boys’ football team plays itsr first home game of the season Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. under the lights at the Pitt Meadows Community Sports Field against Moscrop secondary. • The Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School Titans junior boys’ football team plays its first home game of the season Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m. against Robert Bateman secondary.
• Local U-21 women’s soccer team is looking for players for the coming fall season. The season starts in September and registration is underway now. For more info please contact Mike at 604-465-9233. • The Maple Ridge Euchre Club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Legion at 224th Street and Brown Avenue. For more information, contact Irene at 604-465-1956. • The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association is preparing for the Fall 2011 Horseback Riding Program and needs volunteers to come forward to help groom and tack our horses and to lead or side walk with our riders during their lesson. Horse experience is great but not required. If you enjoy the outdoors, working with wonderful people of all abilities, and love animals, this is the place for you. A volunteer orientation session will be held in early September. The Fall session begins Sept. 19. Contact 604-462-7786 for more information.
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Local lacrosse players honoured by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Members of the Maple Ridge Burrards senior A men’s lacrosse team were well represented at the Western Lacrosse Association’s annual awards. Fleet-footed forward Curtis Dickson was named to the WLA’s first all-star team. In his second year with the club, Dickson scored 46 goals in 17 games, second only to Nanaimo’s Scott Ranger in league scoring. With 78 points to his credit, Dickson established himself as the crux of the Burrard’s offence this
season. Transition player Tyler Codron won the Maitland Trophy for “Outstanding Play Sportsmanship Assistance to Minor Lacrosse,” while Bill Hicks was named executive of the year. A pair of local junior lacrosse players also helped themselves to some hardware, as Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse products Reegan Comeault and Mike Mallory figured prominently in the recent B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League awards. Both players were named to the first all-star team, with Comeault, who plays for the
Langley Thunder, amassing 89 points on the season with 37 goals and 52 assists. Mallory, who plays for the Delta Islanders, tallied 34 goals and 47 assists for 81 points. Comeault was also awarded the B.C. Junior A League MVP honour for leading his team to the play-offs for the first time in the club’s history. Comeault will be competing in the National Field Lacrosse Championships for Team B.C. over the Labour Day weekend then reporting to the NCAA Division 1 Ohio State Buckeyes Lacrosse Program a week later.
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B.C. Sports Hall of Fame accepting nominations Do you know a British Columbian who has accomplished sporting greatness? The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for 2012 until October 1. The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum preserves and honours B.C.’s sport heritage by recognizing extraordinary achievements in sport. All nominees must have attained a high level of excellence at a senior level of competition and have brought honour to BC sport through their passion, commitment and dedication to sport. Nomination Forms can be downloaded from www.bcsportshalloffame.com/inductees/induction/. The website also features a complete list of all B.C. Sports Hall of Famers. Full selection criteria can be found on the nomination form. The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, is a nonprofit society, and the go-to organization for B.C. sport heritage. For more than 40 years, the B.C. Sports
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RIDGE MEADOWS MINOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION established in 1978
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Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Location: “The Warehouse” at #7 – 23382 River Road
All interested parties are invited to attend for the Annual Report and the 2011 / 2012 Executive Elections. RMMSA has set up the following schedule for the ID Camp (Mite Select) and Rep A & B Tryouts Please contact Denise Fewtrell, at email@example.com or Sally Clayton, at firstname.lastname@example.org RMMSA Rep Managers, if you are interested in playing in the Mite Select or Rep Division and unable to attend on these dates or times listed below. Please indicate your Division / Classiﬁcation, for example Peewee A ’99.
RMMSA TRY-OUTS 2012 SEASON
Midget A ’94 Midget A ’95 Bantam A ’96 Bantam A ’97 Peewee A ’98 Peewee A ’99 Squirt A ’00 Squirt A ’01 Mite Select ’02 Mite Select ’03 Midget B ’94 Midget B ’95 Bantam B ’96 Bantam B ’97 Peewee B ’98 Peewee B ’99 Squirt B ’00 Squirt B ’01
September 1, 6, & 7 on Albion #4, 7 to 9 pm August 30, September 1, & September 6 on Albion #1, 7 to 9 pm TBA September 7 & 8 on Albion #1, 7 to 9 pm and September 10 on Telosky #1, 10 am to 12 noon August 30, September 1, & September 6 on Albion #1, 5 to 7 pm August 30, September 1, & September 6 on Albion #4, 5 to 7 pm September 7 & 8, on Albion #1, 5 to 7 pm and September 10 on Telosky #1, 12 noon to 2 pm September 7 & 8, on Albion #4, 5 to 7 pm and September 10 on Telosky #1, 2 to 4 pm September 10 & 17, Telosky #2, 10 am to 12 noon September 10 & 17, Telosky #2, 12 noon to 2 pm September 12 & 14 on Albion #1, 7 to 9 pm and September 17 on Telosky #1, 10 am to 12 noon September 12 & 14 on Albion #4, 7 to 9 pm and September 17 on Telosky #1, 12 noon to 2 pm September 13 & 15 on Albion #1, 7 to 9 pm and September 17 on Telosky #1, 2 to 4 pm September 13 & 15 on Albion #4, 7 to 9 pm and September 17 on Telosky #1, 4 to 6 pm September 12 & 14 on Albion #1, 5 to 7 pm and September 17 on Telosky #2, 2 to 4 pm September 12 & 14 on Albion #4, 5 to 7 pm and September 17 on Telosky #2, 4 to 6 pm September 13 & 15 on Albion #1, 5 to 7 pm and September 19 on Albion #1, 5 to 7 pm September 13 & 15 on Albion #4, 5 to 7 pm and September 19 on Albion #4, 5 to 7 pm
Registration will be 30 minutes prior to scheduled session. Watch the website www.rmmsa.com for information on the Early Registration and On Line Registration for Clinics.
To the following Teams, Players & Coaches for their accomplishments in the 2011 Season PROVINCIALS: Speedpro Strikers – Mite Select ....................................................................................Gold Medal – Provincial Champions RM Rage ’99 – Squirt B ....................................................................................................Gold Medal – Provincial Champions RM Pride ’99 – Squirt A..........................................................................................................................................Silver Medallists Maple Ridge Truss – Tigers ....................................................................................................................................Silver Medallists RM Rage ’92 – Junior B .........................................................................................................................................Silver Medallists RM Titans – Junior C ...........................................................................................................................................Bronze Medallists WESTERN CANADIANS: RM Pride ‘97 – Peewee A ............................................................................... Gold Medal – Western Canadian Champions
P.O Box 436, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 8K9 For more information visit our website at www.rmmsa.com or call our information line at 604-466-1088 | Fax: 604-466-1044
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Passed away peacefully on August 26th 2011 at the Guildford Senior’s Village at the age of 86. He is predeceased by his wife Molly in May, 1999. He is survived by his 3 children, Son Robert (Treena), daughters Dana (Dale), and Debbie; grandchildren Sadie, Kaitlin, Tyler, Jason; Sister Vera, sisterin-law Leila and many family members and friends in England, Australia, and Canada. Funeral Mass to be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 7th at St. Luke’s Catholic Church 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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It is with sadness we announce the passing of John Platt on August 20, 2011 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife Corry, his children Coraline (Jeff), Cindy, Belinda (Alan), John (Gurdeep) 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 1 sister. John was born in Vancouver and worked as a teacher in the Tri City area until his retirement. John was a devoted husband, father, grand father, great grandfather and friend, with a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him especially his family. Special thanks to Dr. Chapman, the staff of The Madison Care Centre, Eagle Ridge Hospital, and the Maple Ridge Seniors Village. A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday August 31st at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel 11765 - 224th St. Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinsons Association in memory of John Platt will be appreciated. STEVENSON Ron CD; BA
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eric on August 27, 2011 after a short illness. Born in Vancouver, BC, he was predeceased by his wife Pat and daughter Della, sister Brenda and brother Jim. He will be missed by sisters Gladys and Grace, daughter Shelley, sons Randy and Jim, five grand children, seven great-grand children and his nieces and nephews.
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MacPHERSON Annabella Dec. 2, 1925 ~ Aug. 29, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annabella (Nan) or Granny as she was known by most people. Nan came to Canada in 1958 from her beautiful Scotland. She is survived by her five children, Anne, Donald, Elma, Duncan & Janet and their spouses. Also by her 6 grandchildren Kyle, Erin, Justin, Christopher, Daniel & Colton. Special thanks to the nurses & staff of Holyrood Manor and to the many friends who helped us through this difficult time. A small family service will be held as requested by granny. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
Ron passed away on August 31, 2011 in Maple Ridge BC. Survived by his loving wife Isabella; his children Paul, Mark, Craig, Tracy (Jim) Woods and many other relatives and friends. Ron served his country and community well. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2:00pm at St. John the Divine Church, 21299 River Road, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ridge Meadows Community Living, 11641 – 224th Street, Maple Ridge BC. V2X 6A1 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
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Ecowest Renovations specializes in home upgrades that improve energy efficiency, including windows, doors, insulation, siding, roofing, furnaces, heat pumps and fireplaces. We also do decks, additions and kitchen and bathroom renovations.
Apply in person at:
Bella Vita 22471 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge. F/T CHEF (Maple Ridge) Daenamoo Korean Rest. 3- 5 yrs exp. Prepare & cook meals $17.00/hr Tel. 604-459-3339 F/T Sushi Chef & Kitchen Chef Hamada Japanese Rest. (Maple Ridge) High School grad 3-5yrs exp Eng/Kor $18.75/hr 604-463-7535
Potential Wages: $32-$48k/yr
Potential Wages: $15-$20/hr
Duration: 1 week NEW
Potential Wages: $36-$75k/yr
DISPATCHING AND TRANSPORTATION OPERATION
Duration: 25 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$65k/yr
www.lovecars.ca Visit our New Campus at 12160-88th Ave, Surrey
WFull-time Morning Line cook W Part-time Server W Part time Hostess
Apply to 21667 Lougheed Hwy, or Home5@homerestaurants.ca No phone calls please ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you, or someone you know just have a baby? How about a Birthday or Anniversary? Advertise your special occassions with us bcclassified.com
If you are looking to supplement your income
WORTH SWITCHING CAREERS FOR
STUDENT FUNDING AVAILABLE
is now hiring Full & part time employees Apply at: 20290 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge.
Bookkeeping & Accounting Payroll, Year-end, Financial Statements, Income Taxes E-FILE Service Ph: 604-465-2123 Cellular: 604-788-0161
3 Ladies Maid Service Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716 “AN EXTRA HAND” Exp. Hardworking, reliable cleaning lady. Reasonable rates Louise 604.467.3665
Brisk Home Cleaners
Weekly W Bi-Weekly W Monthly Insured & Bonded, Exc. ref’s. www.briskcleaners.com
CLEANING SERVICE, reliable and trustworthy, worked in the area for many years. 604-466-1149 or 604782-0305 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 INSURED, RELIABLE, professional service. Eco-friendly supplies included. $30/hr plus HST. Call The Maid Team at 604-376-0978. INTEX VENTURES Janitorial, Office/Window Cleaning ✶10 years exp. ✶Free Estimates 465-1302 ✶786-3466 VICKY’S CLEANING Family owned. Reas rates, eco friendly products, 604-466-1598
CONCRETE & PLACING NO JOB TOO SMALL
Line Cooks Dishwasher
PARTS & WAREHOUSING
SALES & LEASING
HERFORT CONCRETE Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Retaining Walls *Stairs *Driveways Exposed Aggregate & Stamped Concrete ***ALSO... Interlocking Bricks &Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured
Established Restaurant & Bistro
Duration: 13 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$60k/yr
Duration: 2 weeks
Entry level positions Job entails:
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
GET CERTIFIED IN 13 WEEKS!
NEED CASH TODAY?
MOA, exp’d req’d for Surgeons office in Maple Ridge immed. Prefer Osler Program exp. Fax replies 604-467-0455
✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local ofﬁce www.REALCARCASH.com
Duration: 13 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$60k/yr
Duration: 6 weeks
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
Want to advance your career? Drillers Assistants (labour)
Funding may be available.
(Please state the position you are applying for in the subject line.)
PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN MAPLE RIDGE
MARINE MECHANIC required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus benefits. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume in Port Hardy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SNACK FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Maple Meadows Park near Staples. Hiring full time day shift mature reliable worker. Mandarin speaking an asset. Fax resume to: 604-465-7727.
604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge
Big Mountain Electric
Bonded, experienced Friendly service Reasonable price No job too small Reno’s/Additions
778-892-4299 DO you have a problem with alcohol or drugs? Call Alouette Addiction Services at (604)467-5179 Check our website www.alouetteaddictions.org
Competitive Wage & Beneﬁts Package.
in Langley. Our dealership is a busy full service facility. Excellent Beneﬁts & Wage Fax Resume 604.530.2865 or E-mail: dspringman @springmans.com
Fax resume: 604.530.2865 or e-mail:dspringman@ springmans.com
F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 Ceiling Restoration: taping & boarding respray, repaint, trowel over, 30 yrs exp. Del 604-505-3826 FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or by fax to 604.552.9308. No phone calls please. Visit our website at www.ecowest.ca
Req. for Springman’s Langley. Candidate will require parts background, customer service and communication skills and basic computer knowledge.
UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN
778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES
We are currently seeking a full time Apprenticeship/ Journeyman Carpenter. Must have experience in full renovations, everything from demolition to finish.
Licensed Technician Required for Springmans
LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620
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
#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899 Getting a job couldn’t be easier!
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 269
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
FENCE-IT-RIGHT Installations -604.639.6626 Cedar, Chain Link, Ornamental iron, Vinyl (Insured, Experienced, Competitive Pricing)
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. Cell 604-618-6401 Marcel.
EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656
The DECK Guys
Ed’s ROTOTILLING & LANDSCAPING
~ Free Estimates ~
D Sundeck / Patio Construction D Re-build/Extend Existing Decks D Authorized vinyl deck installers D Aluminum, glass, wood railings D Sundeck & Vinyl Repairs D 5 Year Warranty on Vinyl *Work Guaranteed *References *Over 20 Years Experience.
604-941-2263 / 604-725-7246
Free estimates 604-418-8340
*Rototilling *Levelling *Gardens *Loader Work *Brush Cutter
GARDENING 3 Rooms for $299. Powerwashing New const. Apartment repaints. Int/Ext No Job’s too small. Free Estimate
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
A.C. TREE SERVICE
Landscaping Lawn & Garden Maintenance Mowing Services, Pruning Fall Clean-ups, Lawn Renovations
Running this ad for 7yrs
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour
30 years experience
(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
Bob Fitz-James 604-467-0333
Residential and Commercial
Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
19863 Silverthorne Place (Bonsons Landing) Sat. Sept. 3rd 9am - 4pm
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
ACCURATE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SERVICES
Furniture, Appliances, Kid’s Items and Much More
YARD SALE 12505 Izon Court
Sat Sept 3rd 10am ~ 4pm Sun Sept 4th 9am ~ 3pm Household items, Toys & Much More
Big G Sale 22911 128th Ave Fri ~ Sat ~ Sun ~ Mon 9am ~ 8pm .25 ~ $800 obo Bulk Sales
Records 78, Housewares, Tools, Antiques, Furniture, Paintings, .
Prompt Delivery Available
Seven Days a Week
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
PAUL BUNYAN Tree Service
MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 Stardust
* ISA Certified Arborist *Hazard Tree Removal * Crown Reduction & Falling * Stump Grinding *Prune & Hedge Trim * Arborist Reports Insured WCB Free Estimates
Interior & Exterior. Member of BBB since 1975 Call John (604)889-8424
SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing
604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com
✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton
GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
Meadows Landscape Supply
HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Sofﬁt 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED
Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME Repairs, Maintenance, Renovation Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. Cell: 604-618-6401. Marcel.
D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure When QUALITY Matters
HOME RENOVATIONS Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens Local Maple Ridge company
Lic / Ins 25 Years Exp
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca
RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
www.recycle-it-now.com RUBBISH removal. Bobcat/dump trailer. Reno/repairs. hoot&owl@ telus.net Gary 604-339-5430.
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance
A-1 PAINTING CO.
HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Gary 604-339-5430
JAGUAR LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Service. Design, Pruning, Lawns, Cleanups, Comm/Res. (604)462-1369
SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003
• • •
Call 7 days/week
Green Services Ltd
778-344-1069 Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! Serving the Fraser Valley WCB Insured - Bonded Visa & M/C accepted
604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior • Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.
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 PB, Golden Retriever pups, family farm raised, vet checked, shots, ready August 22. Males $600 Timbur6@telus.net. 604-845-7434 SHELTIES beautiful loveable happy puppies, warm & cuddly, 4 months old. House trained. (604)826-6311 YELLOW LAB PUPS. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts YORKIES 3M pure bred, n/p, ready for their forever homes, dewormed, shots, vet ✔ $650 (604)826-5252
Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist
RAINFOREST DECK & RAIL D Deck Rebuilds & Additions D Vinyl Waterproofing D 10 Year No Leak Warranty D Aluminum & Glass Rails The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!
Call: 604-725-9574 www.rainforestdeckandrail.com
MISC. FOR SALE
Armoires, ass’t bedroom furniture, dressers, Yamaha Dirt bike, & various household contents. Antiques ~ East Lake chairs.
All in good condition.
604.466.7887 Fredrick Goertz Transit Antique Transit manufactured by Fredrick Goertz. Excellent working condition. In original box. Offers Welcome call 604.488.9161
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? TREADMILL “Bladez” BF-6220 Powermill, portable, calorie burner, time, speed, incline, pulse, distance Pd $1400 ask $800. (604)467-3158
82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE puppy, blue-healer female, born April 26, vet checked, all shots, working parents. $250. Call (604)860-4400 BASSET HOUND for free adoption. 6 year old spayed female. Suitable for senior. Must have a fenced yard. Call Linda 604-820-0629 BENGAL MANX KITTENS beautiful, 5 boys ready to go $150-$250 each Call 604-820-1603 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Brindle. CKC reg. $1450. 604-782-3864. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Working line. Black and black & tan. $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 KITTENS, 7 wks, very affectionate & cuddly, litter trained, $50. Call 604-530-2829. LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 MALTESE PUPPIES. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’d, all white. Can view mother. $650 (604)820-8513 MALTESE pups, 2M, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, N/S $800. Also 3yr male Maltese. 604-464-5077 MASTIFF PUPS ready to go, shots, dewormed, tails docked, Call for details (604)615-2682 PITT BULL PUPS, 3 females, vet checked, 1st shots, 2 mo. $350/ea Call: 604-217-6551
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
17607 FORD ROAD, PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY
Info: www.treeworksonline.ca email@example.com 10% OFF with this AD
RIDGE MEADOWS ROOFING. Res Re-roofing & repairs WCB BBB A+ rating Free est. 604-377-5401
D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing
DAVIDS WINDOW CLEANING WindowsW GuttersW Siding Washing Pressure/Hand Washing Free Estimates 465-1302W786-3466
# 1 PAY-LESS Painting
Serving Tri City 32 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640 $69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.
LOOK for our YARD SIGNS
all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements
BELRON RENOVATIONS INC.
MOVING & STORAGE
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
Ext./Int. FALL Special
NO Wood byproducts used
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
Tree removal done RIGHT!
LYNDEN,WA Raspberry Farm Family owned 80+ yrs.19.2 acres w/ 17 acres Meeker Raspberries in production. Proven Kickerville soil & deeded water rights. 3 bdrm house, garage, shop, barn. Mallina Wilson (360) 220-7315, Keller Williams Western Realty 3800 Byron Ave. #148, Bellingham, WA, 98229 firstname.lastname@example.org
625 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 542
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
U-PICK Blueberries $1.20 lb. We pick $2.00 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808
#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987” $$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.
WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households
463-4449 or 209-6583 MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Deluxe Retirement Living
Quality built & designed with seniors in mind. One bedroom + solarium/den. Stunning mountain view. Short walk to retail/businesses in downtown Maple Ridge. Seniors’ facilities on ground floor featuring all services and programs $298,000 Call Donald 604.467.0176
HATZIC BENCH MISSION lovely home 19 yrs old. Large 3 bdrm., 3 baths. 3500 sq. ft. 10,000 sq. ft. lot. Excellent cond. View upon request $474,700. Call 604-855-5826.
Maple Ridge ~ Private Sale 1Bedroom condo. New tile floors in kitchen, hallway & bath. New stove, fridge, sinks & toilet. Attractive, well managed. Centrally located. Air conditioned $136,600 604-465-2328
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2 & 3 BDRM $46,900 - $74,900. Lorraine, Royal Lepage 604-889-4874.
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REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960 REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES to be moved, 1974-2008. Chuck 604-830-1960.
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
RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, (70 Mile House) .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
2 Bedroom Apt $820/mo 3 Bedroom Apt $950/mo Attractive modern unit, in a safe, all ages community in beautiful Maple Ridge. Amenities include community gardens, playground, amenity rooms, on site laundry facilities & secure parking in a certified Crime Free Multi Housing complex. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time.
Call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp.
AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.
MAPLE COURT I 22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715 &
MAPLE COURT II st
22423 121 Ave 604-467-4894 MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 1 bdrm apt, $730/mo incl heat, h/w, cable. N/P. Avail now. 604-476-6683.
Certiﬁed Crime Free Clean, Quiet Building for Mature Adults Only 1 Bedroom N/P, Non Smoker
604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)
$550/mo & up. + util’s
Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)
Maple Ridge 224th St. 2 bdrm grnd. flr condo, approx 946 s/f. avail now, ns/np/refs. $1150/mo.
MAPLE RIDGE central. Spacious 1 bdrm apts. Deck, W/D, Prkg, ns/np. $600 & $675. Call 604-937-3534.
Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value
Now with Seniors discount
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
Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments 1 Bdrm. $780/mo. Available Oct. 1st
GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now 3 BEDROOM Great location for seniors!
Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.
Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, n/pets. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT
604.477.9189 PITT MEADOWS
CHELSEA PARK APTS 1 & 2 Bdrms Apts, Also 3 Bdrm T/Homes Avail
Senior Move-In Allowance.
Conveniently located. Nice, bright & large suites. No pets.
Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets
For more info. google us.
MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 1 bdrm $500 includes hot water Certiﬁed Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm) MAPLE RIDGE
1 & 2 Bdrs from $750/mo GREAT LOCATION
Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.
604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certiﬁed Crime Free Buildings MAPLE RIDGE, Central. 11735-225 St. 2 bdrm. $900 incl heat & h.w. No dogs.604-467-9420 or 477-9021
PITT MEADOWS, Golf Course view. New 1100 sf, 2/bdrm, 2/bthrm, storage, sec pkng, 6/appli. $1280/mo. Immed. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. (604)306-3699 PITT MEADOWS
The Meadows Gated underground parking, heated outdoor pool. Heat, hot water & 3 appliances included. 2 min. walk to Westcoast Express.
Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available
Call: 778-882-8894 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818
Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
APARTMENT/CONDO PORT COQUITLAM
1 Bdrm apt. $775 2 Bdrm apt. $895 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
MAPLE RIDGE. 2 BDRM reno’d upper suite. $900/mo + 1/2 utils. Avail immed. Call 604-764-0726. MAPLE RIDGE Central new reno’d 3 Bdrm upper floor, 1.5 bath, N/P, share W/D, avail now $1400 + hydro gas incl’d 604-328-7910 PITT MEADOWS - Upper House 12535-188st, very BRIGHT, CLEAN 3 BR + Den; 2 Bath; 2750 sf Large deck & yard on ¾ Acre Lot $1950 inc. landscaping; Avail. NOW Peak Property Mgmt (604)931-8666
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
1991 30 Coachman travel trailer full bed&bath, a/c, f/s, oak kitchen slps 6, pics avail. $5500 604-855-8606
TRUCKS & VANS
1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $2800. Call (604)869-3137
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 The Scrapper
PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938 Port Moody - Townhouse 578 Carlsen Pl; Lrg 3 BR + Den 1650 sf; 3 Bath; lndry; $1800 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666
MAPLE RIDGE. 2 bdrm duplex, 4 appls, new decor, nr shops, credit & ref req’d. 604-465-4339
2000 Winnebago Brave. 35’ slide awning, new tires/brakes, NS/NP, exc cond. $25,900. 604-341-8694
1968 VOLVO 144S, European model, 4 cyl., have original plates & reg. Good shape, runs well. $1500 obo. Willie (604)220-8969 1978 FORD PINTO wagon. 2.8L V6 very restorable, solid body, Not running. $400obo. 604-584-7968
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Call 604-467-3944 MAPLE RIDGE Private rooms (WiFi & cble) shrd kit. bath, lndry. $500/mo. 778-893-2750.
FURNISHED b/m suite to rent, 2 bed, spacious and clean. Sep/entry. w/w plateau area, close to bus route,college etc. Avail now. $1000 a mth, incl all utils, cable etc, ph 604-773-1856 Maple Ridge. 1 bdrm ste newer home, 10’ ceilings, pri patio. Shrd lndry. Incl hyd/cble/net. Suit single N/S. $725. Immed. 604-209-8964. MAPLE RIDGE 2bdr gr/lvl, 1000 s/f, full bath, f/p, W/D, ns/np. $900 incl utils. Sept15/Oct1. 604-961-8240. MAPLE RIDGE: 2 bdrm ste, brand new house, $1150/mo. Sep lndry & pri entry. Incl utils. N/P, N/S. Avail now. (604) 725-8862 or 465-6861 MAPLE RIDGE. Bright 1 bdrm. g/l suite with wood burning f/p. Shared w/d, sep entry. Mature n/s individual. $725/mo incl utils 604-466-7594 MAPLE RIDGE Central. Brand new 2 bdrm, 1200 s/f. New W/D, stove & D/W. $1000/mo. incl utils. N/S. Absolutely no pets. 604-477-9871. MAPLE RIDGE Kanaka area 2 bdrm, Living room, F/S. D/W, own W/D, n/s, n/p $1100/mo all inlc’d avail immed. (604)463-7017 MAPLE RIDGE - newer 1 bdrm bsmt suite, 5 app., sep entr. parking, n/s. 750 sf. Avail. Sept. 1st. $750/mo incl utils (604)790-1410 MAPLE RIDGE, Reno’d 2 bdrm, cls to all amenities, NS/NP, $900/mth. incl. utils. Refs req. 604-762-4431. MAPLE RIDGE W. Newer 2 bdrm grnd level, $900 incl cbl/utils/net. Nr amens. Oct 1. Call 604-351-0005.
2002 HONDA CRV EX, AWD, black auto, 151,000 km. No rust or dents, lady driven, $10,800. 604-542-9921 2005 NISSAN X-Trail LE panoramic skyroof & full load, 1 owner, accid free! 91K. Shows like new! 4x4 capability, pearlized white w/black leather int. $13,950. 604-538-7410. 2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.
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Notice is hereby given that on September 25th, 2011 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.
WHONNOCK 3 bdrm house, 2 car garage on 10 acres. N/s, $2200/mo. Avail now 604-826-4808 604-855-1235 Ask for Baljinder Gill
Jaime Callica.........Unit #D012 Ross Clark............ Unit #G017 Sharon Hunter ..... Unit #F032 Sivert Kleven.........Unit # C120 Daniel Markert...... Unit #C135 Shanon Rowe...... Unit # J035 Steve Wardroper.. Unit #C143
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WEST Maple Ridge 3 bedrooms + den, 4.5 acres fully fenced. New floors & paint. A/C. 4 boxstall barn with riding ring totally set up for horses. Very deluxe. $2,250.00/month. Vacant Now! Call Walter 604-220-0841
Notice is hereby given that on September 17, 2011 at 1:00 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.
2003 CHEV EXPRESS Class B motor home Road Trek 200, Versatile 6 ltr, v8, loaded, no accidents 109,000k $39,800
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3BR 2BT LAUNDRY UPPER SUIT CLOSE TO SCHOOLS SUITABLE FOR SMAL FAMILY 604-210-0357 MAPLE RIDGE - W. 5 Bdrm, Duplex bsmt house, 3 bths. Lots of prk. Quiet area. Cls to malls. $1700/mo. Also 1 bdrm condo u/g parking, gas f/p, $750/mo. Also Sleeping room on main floor, shared facilities. $450/mo. Call (604)467-4450 or 604-833-4450. M.Ridge newer 3 bdrm + den dble garage nr Kanaka schl NP/NS Refs $1350+util. Immed 604-462-8905
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1997 CADILLAC DEVILLE - Loaded. Certified. Showroom cond. $6500/obo. (778)565-4334 1997 FORD ESCORT wagon, 67,000 km, mint, garage kept, one owner. $4500. 604-869-3313 2006 CHEVROLET Aveo 70,00 kms. auto, new Toyo tires, economical, 6L. $6700. 604-302-1513. 2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded. Maroon colour, 60K, $7850 firm. Call 604-538-4883. 2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT - 4 dr. auto, no accidents, local, alloy wheels, pwr. options, V-6, keyless ent.& more. $9620 / 604.649.7442
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1991 VW Westfalia, under 1000kms on rebuilt engine, lots of new parts, some rust, $10,500. 604-462-9647.
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BENJAMIN TOWING Flat rate $49 604-318-8300
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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
Mary Jo Schulties...Unit #2178 NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Barbara Gail Swanson, deceased, formerly of 12138 Faber Crescent, Maple Ridge BC V2X 8A1 are req. to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at 12361 Carr Street, Mission BC V4S 1B9 on or before October 19th, 2011 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Gordon A Swanson, Executor 604.462.8587 The following vehicle will be sold, as per the warehouse liens act: 2002 Chrysler 300m VIN# 2C3HE66G92H169187 registered owner Frederick Rodger J Kukler, debt amount $3260.52 If you have a claim to this vehicle please respond in writing by September 16th, 2011, to Maple Ridge Towing (1981) Ltd, 23283 McKay Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1B9.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] - the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On December 17, 2009, at 19041 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows, BC, Peace Ofﬁcer(s) of the Ridge Meadows RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $6,190 CAD, on or about 22:14 Hours The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) and the subject property was seized pursuant to that warrant as property obtained by the commission of an offence, Section 354(1) (possession of property obtained by crime) CCC. Notice is hereby given that the subject property is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is ﬁled with the Director within the time period set out in this notice.
2004-2007 loud & sassy custom pipes, DG HARDCHROME from California, double chrome, never blue, 1/2 price. 1st $450 takes. (778)837-6577 2005 YAMAHA - Midnight Star only lic. since 2009. As new. 1700 cc. Pristine cond. Bought new-Don’t need 2. $16,000 invested. My loss your gain. Blow out price - $7975: takes it away. Dealer serviced. 778-888-6805, 778-837-6577.
A notice of dispute may be ﬁled by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ﬁled within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ﬁrst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Ofﬁce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.
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