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They’re coming to your house, whether you like it or not. About 38,000 smart meters are about to be installed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, starting in December and ﬁnishing early in the new year. And like the 250,000 B.C. residents who already have smart meters installed in their homes, once people learn a little about them, 99 per cent are OK with the idea, said Fiona Taylor, deputy project ofﬁcer. Taylor and two Hydro public relations staff were in Maple Ridge on Thursday for MLA Michael Sather’s information evening on the project. Sather held the meeting at St. Andrews Haney United Church and invited a university professor and questioned Hydro’s business case for the $930-million project. See Meters, p10
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The young man who dragged a Maple Ridge gas station attendant to his death six years ago is out of prison, 16 months after violating conditions of his ﬁrst release. Darnell Darcy Pratt has been given a second chance at parole
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and was released from a federal penitentiary on Nov. 3. He will be paroled to a halfway house in Victoria, said Doug De Patie, whose 24-year-old son Grant was killed by Pratt in 2005. The last time Pratt was granted statutory release, in June 2010, he violated curfew and was back in prison within 48 hours. “He’s worse than he was when he went in,”said De Patie. “The primary goal of sentencing is rehabilitation and where
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was that? The adult system has been terrible for him.” A parole board decision released in September revealed that Pratt, now 22, will have a difﬁcult time Pratt staying away from a life of crime. He has racked up institutional
charges while in prison for a slew of incidents, including using drugs, drinking alcohol, verbally abusing corrections staff, and assaulting another inmate. “Your institutional behaviour has been very poor,” the board said in a decision that imposed several special conditions on Pratt’s statutory release. “You have used drugs, incurred several institutional charges and are described as periodically uncooperative with your Case Management Team.” See Pratt, p16
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Ditch no salve to soggy backyards Pitt Meadows residents seek to make drainage an election issue by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter
eslie Colquhoun had hoped her backyard would no longer be a boggy mess. But as the autumn rains started falling, she watched in dismay as water pooled behind her home on Wildwood Crescent in Pitt Meadows, and her dogs Nico and Angus sank “up to their knees” into the muck. The ditch behind her house just isn’t draining water. “I knew it wouldn’t,” she said, pointing accusingly to an asphalt bike and foot path behind a thicket of dying trees. The City of Pitt Meadows spent $14,250 this summer to dig a shallow trench behind several homes in the 19800-block of Wildwood, a sum that included having engineering ﬁrm ISL design it. The ditch was dug near the paved trail, which residents believe is trapping water behind their homes. That belief, however, is counter to an engineering study conducted by the City of Pitt Meadows, which found the recreation trail constructed as part of the Golden Ears Bridge project is not affecting sub-surface drainage. The ﬂooding, it suggested, was most likely being caused by “natural ponding” due to an undulating or rolling terrain. But as the Nov. 30 warranty period to address defects or deﬁciencies related to Golden Ears Bridge project, including the Wildwood trail, approaches, residents want it extended. Colquhoun has lived on Wildwood Crescent for 32 years and never had pooling water on her property until a trail was built behind it.
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Jim Colquhoun stand behind his house on Wildwood Crescent, next to a ditch dug in summer by the city in the hopes it would alleviate drainage problems. The City of Pitt Meadows has already spent more than $32,000 assessing drainage along the trail and digging the shallow ditch while TransLink spent between $40,000 or $60,000 to build a drain behind the property of one resident - Mike Stark. Stark, who is now seeking a seat on city council, said the 122-metre French drain (a trench covered with gravel or rock that redirects surface and groundwater away from an area) solved his drainage problems. It’s an expensive solution that the city and TransLink are reluctant to expand. TransLink points to the city’s Thurber Engineering study, which found the path has not affected drainage, to support its stance.
The city has absolved TransLink of all its responsibility with the study, said Stark. “We are still wondering why they are protecting TransLink and not protecting the residents. TransLink should be paying for this, not me. I’d rather spread this over TransLink’s tax base than spread it over Pitt Meadows tax base.” Coun. John Becker, running for mayor this election, understands that residents are frustrated and just want to vent. The residents want the city to get the Nov. 30 warranty deadline extended, but Becker explained all the city has to do is bring the defects concerning the path and drainage, including a collapsed culvert on Airport Way, to Trans-
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Link’s attention. “The only obligation of the city is to identify the drainage as an outstanding piece of work and that we are not satisﬁed with it, leaving it to TransLink to agree and disagree.” Mayor Don MacLean would like the neighbourhood to give the ditch dug behind Wildwood Crescent a chance to work by waiting for a torrential downpour. “Between TransLink and the city, we’ve spent close to a $100,000 on this issue,” he points out. “Let’s really test it in severe [weather] conditions. If the backyards still appear wet, maybe we have to go further.” Others councillors, though, including Bruce Bell, Doug Bing and Gwen O’Connell, want the city to delay any sign-off with TransLink. “I think it’s foolhardy to sign off when the residents have expressed obvious displeasure with what has happened,” said Bing. “We have to ﬁnd some kind of solution that satisﬁes the residents.” Coun. Deb Walters, who is up against Becker for the mayor’s position, also agrees. “We can’t sign off on Nov. 30 because we haven’t even entered the rainy season,” said Walters. “Let’s see the performance of these ditches through a winter season, if they perform, ﬁne. If they don’t, then we need to resolve it.” Walters wants the drainage issues along the trail and Airport Way brought to the attention of TransLink and a commitment to ﬁx it. “It has to be on record that we are not satisﬁed with the workmanship and that we can come back at anytime and say you’ve got to ﬁx it. “Our taxpayers should not be ﬁnancially responsible,” she said.
Pitt Meadows sign bylaw keeps everyone in line No rule stopping Maple Ridge candidates from putting up signs in city next door Pitt Meadows bylaw ofﬁcer Leslie Elchuk was dreading the day colourful signs for the civic election were allowed to go up. She had pictured herself hauling truck load of placards placed in all the wrong spots, from parks, municipal property and the middle of roundabouts. To Elchuk’s surprise, she hasn’t received a single complaint since the signs went up in October.
“It’s been good,” she said. “We’ve had one complaint about a sign was a little bit to big but otherwise no problems.” Although Twitter is a buzz with Pitt Meadows residents’ gripping about Maple Ridge signs in their city, Elchuk points out there are no rules preventing candidates from the municipality next door erecting signs in an adjacent community. “There is so much
trafﬁc travelling through Pitt Meadows,” said Elchuk. “We don’t have an issue with that at all.” Pitt Meadows’ sign bylaw bans political or election signs from roadsides, medians, parks and bridges, though they’re OK on some municipal properties and private lots. Election signs are a pet peeve for the mayor, who won’t be seeking re-election this year. Now in his fourth term in ofﬁce, Don MacLean posted few signs during civic campaigns and restricted them to
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private property. He would prefer stricter rules to prevent the “visual pollution”. The city will be reviewing their sign bylaw after the civic election. MacLean suggested the amount of signs allowed for each candidate should be restricted. “Why not give everybody 25 signs? Or so many square feet of signs?,” he said. “If you think you are going to get elected because you have the biggest and best signs, think again.”
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HEATER CORE Well summer is over and now those damp, frosty windows greet us every morning when we approach our chilly vehicles. You ﬁnd yourself sliding the heater control all the way over to the right to the heat mode selection, a position forgotten for the last ﬁve months. For those same ﬁve months, a small radiatorlooking device, buried deep inside your dashboard, commonly known as the Heater Core, has been lurking. Waiting its turn to produce heat, by acting as a small heat dissipating surface area that has hot engine coolant ﬂowing thru its veins. Couple this with a multi-speed fan motor allowing for a controlled directional air stream passing thru the heater core and on upward along the ducts to your heat vents. So there you have it then, your vehicle’s interior heater described in one single paragraph. Some heater cores require partial or complete dashboard removal to replace (re&re), others require steering column and front seat removal to allow access for dashboard removal. This type of repair can run eight or ten hours of labour, so you can now understand why it’s important to maintain. The most common cause for heater core failure we encounter in our shop is the use of any aftermarket radiator/coolant stop-leaking additive. In an effort for a quick and/or cheap ﬁx, people buy a chemical or powered additive and install it into the coolant system to stop the leak. Most do in fact stop or reduce most small leaks, but this additive being good at plugging small passages can, and does, plug heater cores. When heater cores plug the pressure buildup usually results in a rupture or crack causing them to leak or due to lack of coolant ﬂowing thru them, they just don’t work. Heater cores are approximately twice as long and three times the thickness of a CD/DVD holder in size, full of passages about the size of the letters in this word, very small indeed. These small passage ways collect any dirt or sludge that may be suspended in your engine coolant, trapping some of it slowly ﬁlling up until partially plugged. This reduces the amount of hot engine coolant ﬂowing thru these passages and results in less hot air that can be transferred to your vehicle. After sitting stagnant thru lack of use, the sludge in your heater core can harden. This causes problems if left unattended which can lead to heater core leakage of hot engine coolant into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. If you notice a sweet smell, damp carpets usually on the passenger side foot well, your windshield fogging up instead of clearing up, lack of heat and the need to add coolant due to a mystery leak you cannot see, it’s possible your heater core is leaking. Heater cores can be tested for efﬁciency and serviced to ensure a long trouble-free life, and now is the time to have it done. If you have any questions feel free to call.
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Mayoral debate The stage has been set for the battle for the top spot in Maple Ridge. Current Mayor Ernie Daykin defends his title against challenger Craig Ruthven, Monday at 7 p.m. in a knockdown, drag ‘em out debate at the Arts Centre Theatre. Ruthven issued the challenge earlier and said he wants to discuss everything about Maple Ridge, from business development, to shopping, to servicing, to what’s the long-term vision for the district. To promote downtown business, Ruthven is also inviting businesses to set up displays in the lobby and suggests the public may want to show up earlier to do some browsing. Daykin confirmed by e-mail he’d be there and wants lawyer Bart Findlay to be the moderator. Daykin also wants to split the $575 cost of renting the ACT and
suggests the format should be opening statements of five to eight minutes followed by Q and A from the audience. “This will be the event for the community hear from the two candidates about what there vision is for this community. It’s really exciting, and we are both looking forward to it,” Ruthven said by e-mail. Other meetings for Maple Ridge council: • Nov. 9 – 6 p.m., all candidates, Webster’s Corners elementary, Dewdney Trunk Road and 256th Street; • Nov. 10 – 7 p.m., all candidates, Whonnock Lake Centre, 27871 113th Avenue. • The Pitt Meadows Community Association is hosting an all-candidates meeting Nov. 7. Each candidate will have five minutes to speak.
Afterwards, they will take questions. The meeting will be recorded and will be available for viewing online. The meeting is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the new South Bonson Community Centre. Questions for candidates can be emailed to info@PMCAonline.com. • Voters who want to hear from the 11 Maple Ridge school board candidates can at Whonnock Lake Centre, Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. It is the only trustee all-candidates meeting prior to the Nov. 19 election, and is hosted by the Whonnock Community Association. Candidates will each have two minutes to speak about why they should be elected to one of the five available trustee seats. At that point, the floor will be turned over to questions from the audience.
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Teachers endorse two incumbent trustees by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Maple Ridge Teacher Association and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 703 are both endorsing incumbents Susan Carr and board chair Ken Clarkson in the upcoming Maple Ridge school trustee election on Nov.
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Garbage truck worker passes away Dean McLean never regained consciousness by R o g e r K n ox Black Press He always wanted to travel in life, but Dean McLean never went anywhere. He will in death. The former Coldstream resident died Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster from a severe head injury sustained Oct. 13 when he was struck by a car in Maple Ridge. “We decided as a family to have
Dean cremated and we’re going to scatter his ashes all over the world,” McLean’s only sister, Dawn Goldie, said Wednesday. “This month, some McLean of the ashes will be scattered in Africa [McLean was to join a group there to build an orphanage] and Honduras. In January or February, some will be scattered in Hawaii and in March, some will be scattered in Egypt.
Fall back Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. On the first Sunday in November, areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. local time, turning clocks back one hour. Angus Reid recently polled people in the province and across Canada how they would use an extra hour every week – if they could get one. The results reinforce just how starved for time people are. Nearly half of those surveyed said they would either catch up on their sleep, or do household chores or errands. Almost a third said they would spend more time with family and friends.
There will be little pieces of him everywhere. “He never wanted to be in one spot, ever, so we thought burying him would just be traumatizing for him, you know? He’s going to be everywhere.” McLean had been working as a garbage truck worker when he was struck outside of his vehicle at around 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13. He never regained consciousness from the incident. His immediate family, along with aunts, uncles and cousins, was at his side when McLean died. A memorial service for McLean was held Thursday in Vernon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The poll, which was commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC), shows the last thing time-stressed Canadians want to do is work and that many are also forgoing community service because of the frantic pace of their lives. In a bid to inspire more people to make time for volunteering, BBBSC is engaging British Columbians in a Facebook discussion about the power of a single hour to change the world. People are being asked to think outside themselves to answer the question: “What would you do to change the world if you had one hour.”This social media project is rooted in the idea that volunteering does not have to be inherently time consuming and even small acts can make a big difference.
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An end to waste The looming end of the federal long gun registry is good news for taxpayers. It shows that the federal government is willing to get rid of programs that serve little to no purpose, and waste tax dollars in the process. While the Conservatives have long had this program in their sights, let’s hope there are more to follow. The gun registry was, from the very beginning, a highly political move. The Liberals, under Justice Minister Allan Rock, wanted to show city voters that they would be tough on gun owners. It was all about cementing urban voting blocs, and for the most part, it worked. The Liberals’ crumbling power base remains at its strongest in big city downtowns, particularly Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. However, one reason that Liberal support has dramatically fallen off in other areas is the gun registry, which has been a waste of almost $2 billion, and has done almost nothing to stop crime. Police access the database frequently, but all it does it alert them to the possibility that there may be guns in a speciﬁc home. It has been used to arrest legitimate gun owners whose only offence has been improper storage. Yet the registry does nothing to stop gun violence – most of which is committed with unregistered handguns smuggled into Canada from the U.S. Members of the public, even those who have never handled a gun, can recognize a waste of tax dollars when they see it – particularly when the auditor-general has laid it bare on more than one occasion. There is deﬁnitely a place for a registry for handguns, as has been in place in Canada since the 1930s. This is a key reason why gun violence here is minimal, as compared to the U.S. But there is no place for a registry of riﬂes and shotguns that are used for sport, and rarely used in crimes. – Black Press Tell us what you think @ www.mapleridgenews.com
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ecently, cyclist Dave Rush and I peered over the rail of the Golden Ears Bridge at a dozen dead salmon ﬂoating down the Fraser River. Katzie Band Ofﬁce has received numerous calls, and passed them on to DFO. DFO’s, Michelle Im- Along the Fraser beau: “Pre-spawn and Jack Emberly on-route mortality are a natural occurrence. A higher abundance of returning salmon [one million to the Harrison River this year] means there will be a higher number of mortality.” But, in her open letter to Dr. Laura Richards, DFO director general of science, Alexandra Morton says (http://alexandramorton.typepad.com) pre-spawners are dying as a result of weakened immune systems, and disease linked to open net ﬁsh farms. “I am writing to ask for your progress report on the thousands of silver bright sockeye (not the gray, rotting ones) and now coho that are ﬂoating dead down the Fraser River tributaries feeding into the Harrison River ... this has been going on since August ... an estimated 100,000 sockeye have died in this area without spawning.” The Harrison system, including the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel, near Harrison Mills, accommodates a million salmon.
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I asked Morton if these ﬁsh should be tested for the infectious salmon anemia virus recently discovered in Rivers Inlet smolts. It’s wiped out ﬁsh farms around the world. “Yes,” she replied. Morton wants a lab on Vancouver Island. She thinks we have a crisis. The U.S. Senate agrees. It’s ordered an “emergency” investigation, fearing a pandemic. A new bill calls for a response plan to intercept ISAV before it infects American ﬁsh. Columnist, Mark Yuasa (Seattle Times, Oct. 21) reports: “the virus may pose a threat to the Paciﬁc Northwest salmon ﬁshing industry and the coastal economies that rely on it.” Compare the B.C. Government’s response (House transcript, Oct.19), when MLA Michael Sather (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) challenged it to take ISAV seriously. Sather: “Now, Dr. James Winton, who heads the ﬁsh health research group at the Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle, called this outbreak a “disease emergency.” My question to the minister of agriculture is: does he agree with the assessment of Dr. Winton?” Hon. D. McRae: “Well, we’ve got another example of spinning media headlines and fear-mongering from the opposition.” Sather: “ ... you’re making a big mistake about what’s happening to our ﬁsh, our wild ﬁsh ... You’re not taking it seriously, minister, and you ought to be ashamed and apologize right now.” Nero ﬁddled while Rome burned.
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••••• Look at that man holding a salmon, Jack,” my wife said. Thousands of salmon in the Weaver Creek spawning channel that October day, and hundreds of Asian visitors from tour buses. One stood out. He hoisted a sockeye above the heads of two kids poking spawners with sticks. I shouted: “Sir, please put that ﬁsh back in the water.” Had to. Rick Stitt, the DFO on duty wasn’t near. He can’t be everywhere. DFO has cut staff. Most visitors respect the ﬁsh. Changhan is from mainland China. His daughter, Shannon, interpreted. “It’s wonderful,” he told me. “Pollution in China, very sad. Canada needs protect its resources.” Stitt says W.C. gets 70,000 visitors a year. I wondered why DFO hasn’t collected from each at the gate. It costs $1,500 to empty a Jiffy John. Stitt saw hurdles to jump – staff, collecting money. Besides, “We’re in the ﬁsh business, not the tourist business.” I get that. But, in Europe, someone collects money at popular attractions; another for ensuring toilets are clean. With a $5 admission fee, and more for parking, you’ve got half a million dollars. Could tourism and DFO work together here? Changhan was surprised that he didn’t pay anything, and Jevin, a Chinese exchange student attending SFU, said, “Five dollars would be OK for students.” Staff shortage? Volunteers at the Adams River Channel near Kamloops give talks to visitors. See Emberly, p7
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My family thoroughly enjoyed Halloween in part due to the presence of the Maple Ridge police services and ﬁre department. We live on 238A Street and I was so pleased to see the men in blue riding their motorbikes on our street, making sure that everyone was safely enjoying the evening. We also appreciated a visit from the ﬁre department. A ﬁre truck came and handed out candy to the children. We were already ﬁnished with our trick-or-treating and back inside the house, but my three-year-old daughter was so excited to see them that she asked to put her costume on so we could head out and say hello. By and large, I think the chance that our street would be spoiled by hooligans is quite low, but, still, there is always a chance that a rotten apple could spoil the fun and it would be unfortunate for all of us if something bad were to happen. So I just wanted to say that I am very appreciative of the friendly visits made by the police and ﬁre departments, and we look forward to seeing them next year. MELANIE MATTHEWS MAPLE RIDGE
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Listen up, boys and girls Emberly from p6 Biology students from UBC and even Western Washington University (Fish 450) are regulars at Weaver. Would they share spawning behaviour, or the history of the channel with the buses of school kids? Listen up, boys and girls. Weaver Creek produced an average of 20,000 sockeye before logging destroyed it in 1960, but the creek is stable again. Stitt says 16,000 spawners above the channel, 40,000 more below it. The 3,000-metre channel, built in 1965 to save the run, only cost $281,000. It adds 296,000 sockeye to the commercial catch each year – millions of dollars to B.C. economy, hundreds of jobs. This year is the best since 2005. The channel is a hugely successful enhancement project. It produces 76 million eggs annually; 70 per cent survive to be fry (versus 10 per cent in the creek (DFO). Bottom line? When man and nature work together, both beneﬁt. Weaver Creek is proof. DFO should be announcing that proudly to the world. It may be in the “ﬁsh business,” but, it’s not wild ﬁsh. ••••• On the Ridunkulist: • Another senior plowed down on Brown Avenue. Should be a push button light here now, two on Dewdney Trunk. For saying one on 224th Street next year is enough, council remains on my Ridunkulist. • DFO issued permits to kill 143 sea lions, and 37 seals from March to August (Campbell River Mirror, Sept. 20). If you dangle salmon in ocean pens, wild critters eat them. For trying to rewrite nature’s plan, the DFO is on my Ridunkulist. Next time? Thoughts on elections and candidates. . Jack Emberly is a retired teacher, local author and environmentalist.
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Wake up to Occupy movement EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Re: Protestors preparing to Occupy Maple Ridge (The News, Oct. 21) It’s sad that so many do not understand that regardless of your age, that even if you make a six-figure income and pay your taxes, that you really are not part of the one per cent. Your ego may not like it very much, but you are really just part of the 99 per cent like the rest of us. The scale used is a lot like the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. The Mohs scale is made up of whichever one mineral that is hard enough to scratch the other, going in order from softest to hardest. It starts with talc at No. 1 and ends with diamond at No. 10. There is a vast difference in hardness between diamonds and No. 9, corundum, and all the other minerals down to talc. It’s not an even scale. That’s how it is with our population and its distribution of wealth. I even like the analogy of a diamond being able to scratch and ruin all the other minerals. Because your six-figure income still buffers you from what others who struggle on so much less are facing, you may be oblivious to what’s going on with Occupy Vancouver, which
is unfortunate because it really is all around you. It will get around to you, too. Hopefully, if people wake up, it won’t need to come to that for everyone. Perhaps reading the book Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers’, by Ellen E. Schultz, will at least start to help explain to you, in part, who the one per cent really are and what the Occupy movement is about. It’s been pretty obvious that our young have been getting a raw deal. You may have adult children still living at home with you not able to afford to move out on their own. With the lack of decent jobs, of the kind one can build a life with, the government’s allowing of the dismantling of employment rules, the low minimum wage, high cost of education, putting our young in debt with little chance of being able to crawl out from under it. We’ve been told a lot of lies. Our young are in despair. In the past 30 years, our lives have been pilfered to pillaged away from us while we’ve been distracted by, among other things, celebrity gossip. Who knows what the real truth is around and about every world crisis? Can we trust the media if it’s owned
by someone who could profit from lying to us? The Occupy movement is about a lot of things. It’s about the laughing CEO who get’s the $50 million retirement bonus while hundreds of thousands of people who worked their whole lives under him are told there is not enough money to pay for their retirement incomes and will then need to share the $30 million or so left after the CEO’s retirement bonus was basically scooped off the top. This trend of stealing from the many, including from people’s futures, to give excessive wages and bonuses to the few is going on in businesses and governments all over. For instance, what’s with the bonuses we keep hearing are being given out in our Crown corporations? Bonuses are handed out on top of decent wages. Most of us don’t get big bonuses for doing a job we are already being paid to do. What’s with that? If you keep your ears and eyes open you will realize it’s going on here in Canada, as well. It’s been made legal. Wake up. GAIL NEUFELD MAPLE RIDGE
Sorry, but you’re just like the rest of us EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Re: What we need more of is ambition (Letters, Oct. 26) Last time I checked, we did not live in an objectivist society. Is Atlas Shrugged required reading for your students, Mr. Banov? I have limited words to express myself with, so I will do my best to wade through all of the Ayn Rand nonsense. Just because a teenager wishes to work for an employer does not mean they lack ambition. Assuming this generation is unskilled and they have no ambition is not only disrespectful, but a sign that you are grasping at straws to rationalize why educated people are having a hard time finding jobs that pay them a livable wage. Blaming this generation when society currently has no place for them is unacceptable. People with valuable skills are living in poverty, with and without jobs. There will always be students who fall behind or lack motivation, but they do not deserve to live in poverty, either. I think you may be confusing the words “ambition” and “aspiration.” You cannot put the cart before the horse. Someone must aspire to become something before they can muster the
ambition to pursue it. It’s not surprising that high school students seem apathetic. Respectable jobs that they once dreamed of obtaining have lost their viability due to the plague of profit margin. Jobs meant to introduce youth into the work force are being gathered up by the middle aged, just so they can make ends meet.
“How can a high school student aspire to be a nurse when they find out their pay is being cut and their hours are being extended on a regular basis? Youth go to school hoping their degree will help them from falling into that abyss, only to end up there anyway due to the rising cost of education, as postsecondary institutions decided they needed to make a large yearly profit. How can a high school student aspire to be a nurse when they find out their pay is being cut and their hours are being extended on a regular basis? Why would they want to be a teacher when schools are closing and their wages
are being slashed? All because the government wants to run the country like a business venture. To make a profit, of course. People are repeatedly hired at ‘starting wages’ so that businesses can have a working staff for next to nothing, with no chance for advancement or promotion. They are usually fired right before their introductory period ends. Those workers hardly see a fraction of the profit they create for their company. Many businesses want to hire those with years of experience at menial wages, or do not want to pay what the skills of their staff are worth. Did you know the wage for most pilots employed by large airlines is under $25,000 a year? Albeit, how much profit they create is much more important than knowing how to fly a plane, right? My brother is a talented computer programmer. He cannot find work because no one wants to pay him over $10 an hour. According to you, he has no ambition. My fiance’s mother, who worked for an accounting firm for more than 25 years, was recently laid off so the company could churn a larger profit in another country. According to you, she’s worth less
than minimum wage. Both my brother and fiance have been marching for and supporting this sociopolitical movement. The idea that you’ve seen numerous skilled job seekers who are worth less than what they know is completely subjective and irrational. Who are you to say that one person is less skilled than another because they allegedly “cannot be used to generate profit”? For shame. You dehumanize and degrade in the hopes of reasoning why these people have bleak futures and ignore what’s actually going on behind the curtain. Companies have become so obsessed with profit that they’ve become cheap and soulless. In this economy, we need more Warren Buffets. Not more Rob Waltons. Even though you probably live comfortably and may have had opportunities in the past that are not available today, you can’t go on thinking that the general populace is the problem and this corporate agenda can’t touch you. I’m sorry if your ego can’t handle this, but unless you’re making billions of dollars a year, you’re part of the 99 per cent. Just like the rest of us. TAUNIA SABANSKI MAPLE RIDGE
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Local school district reviewing codes of conduct by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The provincial teachers union is taking their employer to court this week in the hopes of enforcing a ministerial order meant to protect students against discrimination. The case comes after the suicide of Ottawa teen Jamie Hubley last month, an openly gay Grade 10 student who was subjected to years of homophobic bullying. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation took the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, which represents the Ministry of Education and local school districts, to the B.C. Court of Appeal on Tuesday in the hopes of having a 2007 order that requires schools to include anti-discrimination language in their codes of conduct enforced. “Homophobia, racism, and other forms of harassment and discrimination persist in schools throughout British Columbia,” said Susan Lambert, president of the BCTF. The order speciﬁes that school boards must ensure their codes of conduct contain one or more statements that address the prohibited grounds of discrimination set out in the B.C. Hu-
man Rights Code. However, the Meston said the school district BCTF conducted a Freedom of has followed the template given Information that revealed the by the province. “[The province] created the majority of school boards in the province are not complying template, and that’s what we with the anti-discrimination re- have been using,” she said. The B.C. Human Rights Codes quirement. “Teachers and students have lays out 13 speciﬁc areas of probeen willing to take a stand on tection from discrimination: these issues, and so have trust- race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political beees in some school districts,” said Lamllief, religion, marital bert. “Now it’s time Speak up. sstatus, family status, physical or mental for the ministry to p You can comment on any story you read @ disability, sex, sexual enforce its well-ind www.mapleridgenews.com orientation, age, and tentioned, but so far o unrelated criminal rather toothless, oru or summary convicder.” o tions. The BCTF took While each high school’s code BCPSEA to arbitration in 2010 to have the order enforced, how- of conduct features language only ever, the arbitrator ruled it was relating to bullying, outside of his jurisdiction to do Garibaldi secondary school includes language that specifiso. The Maple Ridge-Pitt Mead- cally addresses homophobia, ows School District allows each while Thomas Haney secondschool to determine its own ary is the only school to mencode of conduct, but provides tion discrimination based on them each with a template from ethnicity. Meston said the district’s codes the provincial government. While the 82-page template of conduct are currently under provided by the provincial gov- review, as are the district’s poliernment does ask schools to in- cies regarding homophobia. “We always need to review clude in their codes of conduct, “one or more statements that what we’re doing on an ongoing address the prohibited grounds basis,” she said. “Technology of discrimination set out in the has changed, so bullying has B.C. Human Rights Code as changed.” The school district itself has an these relate to the school environment,” there isn’t any spe- anti-bullying policy that dates ciﬁc language recommended, or back to 2002, but it too doesn’t include any language referring examples given. Deputy superintendent Laurie to homophobia speciﬁcally.
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Pitt Meadows did not become a well run and attractive place by accident, it was because thoughtful, passionate people like Janis got involved and made sure change was managed for the beneﬁt of the majority Bill Park, Former Pitt Meadows Fire Chief
Respected by her political colleagues and staff, Janis was awarded: 2008 Pitt Meadows Volunteer Fire Department Special Recognition Award for 14 years of dedicated service 2005 Municipal Insurance Association of BC Special Recognition Award for 5 years of dedicated and exceptional leadership as Board Chair 2004 Lower Mainland Municipal Association Life Membership in the LMLGA in recognition of exemplary service and dedication to the principles of Municipal Government.
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Smart meters here in about a month Meters from Front Hydro estimates it will save $1.6 billion over 20 years by installing the meters. That savings will come from being able to identify electricity theft, monitoring power outages, saving energy and reducing demand, by allowing customers to track their own consumption. That will be possible by April, when a web portal will give each customer access to the data. Taylor compared the current system to ďŹ lling up your carâ€™s gas tank, then getting a bill for it after two months. With real-time information on energy consumption, Hydro will be able to plan its physical assets and energy production more closely to real needs rather than over-estimating possible demand. However, once a smart meterâ€™s installed, most customers only have to do nothing. Billing amounts shouldnâ€™t increase because the old meters are still relatively accurate compared to the smart meters. A switch to smart meters in California saw bills jump because the old meters werenâ€™t properly recording consumption, she pointed out.
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That measure is used when a utility company has a shortage of capacity, but Hydro isnâ€™t facing that scenario, she said. â€œWe are not introducing any kind of timebased rates because we donâ€™t have a business case to do so.â€? Electricity bills for some homes with smart meters in Ontario climbed because they were introduced during a heat wave, with a blunt time-of-use rate, she added. Taylor said if people have concerns about the installation of a smart meter, theyâ€™ll hold the work order until the customer has been contacted. Corix, the company thatâ€™s installing the meters, should arrive in Maple Ridge-Pitt Mead-
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FOR PITT MEADOWS MAYOR It has been a tremendous privilege to raise a family in this wonderful community. It was an honour to be named Citizen of the Year in 2005, and to be elected to represent you on City Council for the past two terms. My passion revolves around the simple pledge to 多ght every day to keep Pitt Meadows a city of beauty and charm, that will be as livable and affordable for my children to raise a family in as it was for me. I am running for Mayor because we expect and deserve a collaborative full-time Mayor who will 多ght to ensure Pitt Meadows remains a livable and affordable city for future generations.
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Could Abby’s water plans starve river? ARMS is concerned about droughts by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter
bbotsford’s thirst for drinking water from Stave Lake could threaten salmon stocks in the South Alouette River if a prolonged drought hits the region, says a member of the watchdog group. “Who shuts off the taps? “Do we shut off taps for the salmon or do we shut off taps to Abbotsford?” asks Geoff Clayton, with the Alouette River Management Society. The City of Abbotsford is seeking voter approval to build a $291-million P3 pipeline and treatment plant from Stave Lake to Abbotsford that would see it withdraw up to 424 million litres of water a day. On average, that’s about 320 million litres a day, more than the base ﬂow of the river, which is about 260 million litres a day. Clayton says most of
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Geoff Clayton shows a photo from October 2002, showing a depleted Alouette reservoir. the time, Alouette and Stave Lakes would be unaffected – unless there was a long, hot summer and a dry fall. And that happened as recently as 2002, when Fisheries and Oceans Canada wanted to release more water from Alouette Lake to save ﬁsh stocks in the Stave system. Clayton said that in October of that year, Fisheries and Oceans Canada wanted to release more water from the Alouette to boost levels in the Stave system, to save the ﬁsh, but
Clayton was concerned that could dry up the South Alouette River, which was full of spawning salmon. Fortunately, it rained soon after and the ﬁsh in the Alouette system survived. “We were that close. “The question is latesummer droughts. Who blinks and shuts off the tap?” he asks. The two lakes are joined by a tunnel, with Alouette feeding into the Stave and providing hydro power generated at Stave Falls and Ruskin Dam. He points out that Ab-
botsford’s licence application doesn’t address such a scenario. But the amount the city wants to pump is a fraction of what normally ﬂows through B.C. Hydro’s dams, said Abbotsford’s manager for the project, Tracy Kyle. The maximum daily limit of 424 million litres is three per cent of what ﬂows into Stave Lake. Kyle said Abbotsford is taking water from the amount allocated to B.C. Hydro, rather than asking for additional quantities. “There wouldn’t be any additional water being pulled from that reservoir. So there’s no additional impact to the watershed at all.” The city will have to pay Hydro, however, for that water. As well, the Stave water-use plan will also be unaffected, she added. She wasn’t aware of the Alouette water use plan, which guarantees river levels, but assumed it would be tied to the Stave plan. Nevertheless, there are no speciﬁc water allocation plans for a severe drought and lowwater levels. See Stave, p14
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Province taking on scrap metal thieves Ridge council was about to pass its own bylaw by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter Just when the District of Maple Ridge was about to approve a bylaw to curb metal thefts, the B.C. government is taking on the task. So the district will wait and see just what comes out of Victoria before making any decisions on its own incipient legislation. Council was set to review the new scrap metal bylaw at its Nov. 7 meeting. “They can make a decision on whether to go forward with this. It may address all of the issues, it may not. We just need to see all of what it says,” said district bylaws direc-
tor Liz Holitzky. The draft bylaw introduced in September at Maple Ridge council called for daily notiﬁcation to police of inventory accepted, taking ID of those who brought in the scrap metal (but not send it to police), and requiring dealers to hold on to the goods for a week before reselling them. The latter concerned Mike Salo, with Fraser Valley Metal Exchange, who said keeping material for seven days would require him to increase the amount of cash reserve in his bank account. He says he could fax in the transactions daily to police, but it would make more sense for police to fax in their lists of stolen materials so the shops can watch for it. However, other cities have had no such objections, said Holitzky. “They’re not getting that complaint from dealers.”
The provincial bill is called the Metal Dealers and Recyclers Act and was introduced during Crime Prevention Week and, if passed, will make B.C. the ﬁrst Canadian province with legislation targeting scrap-metal transactions. According to a news release from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, scrap metal dealers will have to collect IDs of sellers, then assign each a code number. Police only could get the personal information from the dealer through a courtordered warrant. Dealers also will have to record details of the metal purchased and send that to police every day. Under the law, it will be illegal to buy scrap if a dealer can’t get the above information. Holitzky though wants to see the exact legisla-
tion before recommending any course to council. That could be a long time, maybe next year, she added. Holitzky said if Maple Ridge passed its own scrap metal bylaw in the meantime, it could repeal its own law when provincial law is enacted. Then Maple Ridge could, and draw up a new bylaw to ﬁll in any gaps left in provincial legislation. According to the release, fewer than a dozen Lower Mainland municipalities have bylaws that require scrap dealers to maintain records of copper and other high-value metals they purchase, and to share details daily with local police. Variations in bylaws and enforcement have failed to curb the problem, and municipalities and utilities have called for a consistent, provincial approach.
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‘Essentially, there’s no impact, even if drought’ Stave from p13 In such a scenario, all users in the region would then have to cut back, likely under the direction of the water comptroller of B.C. Kyle said the city has done modelling of the reservoir with B.C. Hydro. “Essentially, there’s no impact, even in drought years, because we’re taking so little water.” Kyle pointed out that Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin and senior staff were briefed on the project in Abbotsford last year. Daykin said Maple Ridge hasn’t taken a position on the pipeline and the City of Abbotsford hasn’t consulted the district other than “very, very preliminary discussions” a year and a half ago. “They have been moving forward on their
own.” Kyle said that consultation will take place later, if the city gets voter’s OK to proceed with the project. “They haven’t been on our list of stakeholders that we have been asked to consult with.” Recreational users have been consulted, however. “There’s not going to be any change in recreation that’s going on in that watershed. We would never ask that it be a protected watershed.” Clayton, though, maintains if Abbotsford’s project proceeds, the Alouette and Stave water use plans will have to be changed to “take that out-take into consideration.” Clayton said the City of Abbotsford has known for years that agriculture was contaminating
groundwater sources. “Now they’re coming over here to look to our water. It seems a penny late and a day short.” Neither has Abbotsford consulted with the Stave monitoring committee, says Clayton. Coun. Al Hogarth raised the issue last spring, concerned about possible curtailment of recreational use if Stave Lake becomes an Abbotsford drinking water source. He’s still concerned. “I was rather shocked, all of a sudden, the federal government was prepared to throw $65 million [in P3 funding] at it.” What are the longterm effects, and what happens if Mission or Chilliwack also want to hook up? “There could be more and more demands put
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The ﬁrst step in preventing it from happening is to understand how thieves try and intercept your information. Mail and recycling are two of the most common sources. Not only will identity thieves steal mail that might contain personal information, they can use that information to fraudulently order a redirection of future mail. “Think carefully about the contents of the documents you toss in your recycling, especially if you live in a multi-unit building where recycling is centralized and out in the open,” the ministry says. “If those documents contain personal information about you, your family, business clients, anyone, it’s valuable to an identity thief.” Ridge Meadows RCMP recommends residents
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re-offend. He was just 16 in March 2005 when he struck Grant De Patie in a stolen car while ﬂeeing an Esso station on Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge without paying for gas. Pratt dragged the 24-year-old under the car for 7.5 kilometres. While on parole, Pratt will be bound by several special conditions that include having to live in a half-way house or community correctional centre; abstaining from intoxicants; not associating with criminals and having no contact with the De Patie family. He will also have no overnight leave privileges until he has shown stability in the community. His sentence ofﬁcially ends on 12 July 2012.
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Hydro debt grows, B.C. deficit shrinks Deferral accounts help smooth out rate increases by Tom Fletcher Black Press VICTORIA â€“ Energy Minister Rich Coleman is examining BC Hydroâ€™s rapidly growing deferred expenses, part of which end up as a dividend to ease the provincial governmentâ€™s deďŹ cit. Auditor General John Doyle reviewed B.C. Hydroâ€™s books and found that, as of March, $2.2 billion of the utilityâ€™s debt was placed in deferral accounts. Deferred expenses are expected to grow to $5 billion by 2017. In a recent report, Doyle said deferral accounts for major capital costs are an acceptable practice to smooth out rate increases, but B.C. Hydroâ€™s use of it runs ahead of other Canadian utilities. The practice can â€œmask the true cost of doing business, creating the appearance of proďŹ tabili-
The 80-year-old Ruskin dam and powerhouse is getting an upgrade expected to cost up to $850 million. B.C.â€™s auditor general has criticized B.C. Hydro for deferring debt for projects such as the Fraser Valley dam, and then reporting a profit. ty where none actually exists, and place undue burdens on future taxpayers,â€? Doyle warned. Doyle added that â€œthere does not appear to be a plan to reduce the balance of these accounts.â€? Coleman acknowledges that the share of declared proďŹ t B.C. Hydro is required to pay to government has reduced the provincial deďŹ cit. B.C. Hydro paid $463 million to the province in March, based on a legislated formula
that it provide 85 per cent of net income to its only shareholder, the B.C. government. Coleman said he is studying Doyleâ€™s report, including the conclusion that deferred debt is creating an illusion of B.C. Hydro proďŹ t when the corporation is running at a loss. He said he will also review bonuses paid to senior management for achieving proďŹ t goals. The provinceâ€™s deďŹ cit for the current ďŹ scal
year is expected to be $2.3 billion, an estimate that tripled when the harmonized sales tax was defeated in a referendum and the government had to budget for paying back transition funds to Ottawa. NDP leader Adrian Dix pressed Coleman in the legislature Tuesday to account for bonuses paid to BC Hydro executives. Coleman replied that proďŹ ts were only one determinant of bonuses, along with worker safety and customer satisfaction. Current electricity rates include 2.5 per cent that raises $100 million a year to pay down deferred accounts. Coleman also defended a deferral account set up to pay the $930 million cost of installing BC Hydroâ€™s smart grid. Savings from that upgrade are sufďŹ cient to pay for the capital cost, he said. NDP ďŹ nance critic Bruce Ralston reminded Coleman that the association of major industrial power users has also raised concerns about BC Hydroâ€™s
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Garbage fees soar in Metro budget Typical home will now pay $524 in regional fees by J eff Nage l Black Press Get ready to pay more for regional utilities – especially garbage disposal – next year. Metro Vancouver will raise the garbage tipping fee at its transfer stations Jan. 1 from $97 to $107 per tonne, an increase of more than 10 per cent. A sluggish economy means less garbage is being generated and less tipping fees are collected, so the region has had to increase the rate to cover the ﬁxed costs of the waste-disposal system. The Metro board on
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income. But the trend raises issues of fairness. Non-native reserve residents pay taxes to the First Nation and some of that money flows to neighbouring cities to pay for services, but Drew said the full costs aren’t covered. And those reserve residents pay no property tax to TransLink or Metro Vancouver – effectively getting a free ride on the broader costs of regional transit and utility services, both of which are rising steadily. Nor do they contribute to the education system through school property tax. Such inequities were considered minor when relatively few non-First Nation residents lived on reserves. But with their numbers projected to swell to as much as 30,000 on the North Shore alone, some say it’s time for a rethink. The issue was the subject of a report to Metro from the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee (LMTAC), which recommended excluding reserves. One concern is the voting influence nonnatives on reserve could wield in the neighbouring municipality even though they’re not taxed directly. “As that population grows they could be very influential in the outcome of elections and referenda,” Bowen Island Coun. Peter Frinton said. The 7.5 per cent of West Vancouver voters who live on reserve is projected to climb
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to as much as 30 per cent of the electorate within 25 years, the LMTAC report said. It warned on-reserve residents could, in theory, grow to hold the majority of votes for a city council even though they pay no taxes to the city. Meanwhile, band members are exempt from the taxes their bands levy on nonaboriginal residents, creating yet another case of representation without taxation. Squamish Nation Chief Gibby Jacob appeared before the Metro board to try to allay fears and urge more dialogue. “The reports and the comments made about our people are onesided,” he said. Harold Calla, an administrator and negotiator with the Squamish Nation, told directors he believes service agreements can be fair and address local cities’ concerns. “We do not expect the non-aboriginal taxpayer to subsidize those on reserve,” he said. Calla said it would be “unfortunate and regressive” to deny reserve residents the civic vote. Unlike band members, non-aboriginals on reserve cannot vote for or be elected to the band councils that govern non-treaty First Nations land, so the proposal would leave them without any local vote.
Negotiated treaties would solve many of the issues arising from the population growth of reserves that remain federally regulated but with amended rules that have opened up more scope for on-reserve development. The Squamish, however, won’t sign a treaty under the terms currently on offer, Jacob said. Nor is there any sign of other treaties imminent in the Lower Mainland, where just one has been signed by the Tsawwassen. Several cities in Metro Vancouver are renegotiating service agreements with local First Nations. While existing agreements typically cover critical services like water, sewer, fire and policing, they often contain no contributions to softer services reserve residents may use, such as recreation centres and libraries. Concerns about reserve votes are not an issue in most other provinces, which exclude reserves from local cities. The Tsaswwassen First Nation ceased to be part of Delta when their treaty was signed, but the TFN gained a seat at the Metro board. There are 22 Indian reserves within Metro Vancouver and there are at least two each in Vancouver, North Vancouver District, Langley Township and Maple Ridge.
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Lower Mainland still recording higher housing starts
Sales still strong despite HST repeal What does the repeal of the harmonized sales tax mean for homebuyers? Will the industry grind to a halt while people wait for the end of “the Hated Sales Tax”? Not according to Cristy Edmonds, VicePresident of Marketing for Fifth Avenue Marketing, who has noticed a huge jump in sales at Barber Creek Development’s Edgewater in South Surrey. “People are still moving forward,” she says. “For homes under $525,000, the difference between PST and HST is so minimal.” In fact, people who wait to buy a home under $525,000 will only save two per cent. “Are you going to put off (the purchase) to save two per cent? No,” Edmonds says. “We have done over 100 sales since the HST died,” she says. “Now is the time to buy.”
The harmonized sales tax was voted down by a referendum in August. At the time of the referendum, Greater Vancouver Homebuilders’ Association CEO Peter Simpson was concerned about the effect that the removal of the HST would have on home sales and renovation projects, saying that this would lower revenue for contractors. This has proven true in some areas. According to Simpson, builders in smaller centres like Kelowna who build two or three large homes a year are having trouble selling because consumers aren’t sure if they should wait to buy until the HST goes away. “The Lower Mainland is the only region in B.C. that is recording higher housing starts,” Simpson says. “Every other area is going the other way.”
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Celadon an impressive sight in Coquitlam by Kerry Vital
The community of Windsor Gate in Coquitlam will soon welcome its newest addition, Celadon by Polygon Homes. The 27-storey tower is just minutes from Coquitlam Centre, and will feature exterior details such as custom metal grillwork and brick cladding. The architecture is inspired by the distinctive style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with sleek expanses of glass and an over-height lobby that will feature a beautiful stained glass panel that is currently on display in the presentation centre. Surrounded by the early phases of the community, you won’t have to go far to find everything you could possibly need. Past developments at Windsor Gate include Larkin House, Roycroft and Kensal Walk. “You get all the benefits of a masterplanned community,” says Polygon Vice-President of Marketing Goldie Alam. “It’s really feeling special here right now.” One of the most exciting things about Celadon is the huge amount of natural light that every suite will feature. It’s apparent from the show suite that the large windows and airy floorplans are tailor-made to harness every drop of sunlight, even in the sometimes-rainy Lower Mainland. Homeowners will never get tired of what is outside their window. “There are no bad views,” Alam says. You’ll be able to savour that view on your own private deck, standard in every home. The space is perfect for
It’s a quiet little enclave. I don’t think you can get the value anywhere else,” says Polygon Vice-President of Marketing Goldie Alam.
a morning cup of coffee or a relaxing afternoon with a good book. The high-quality finishings that Polyon is known for are sprinkled everywhere. From the natural imported marble countertops and backsplashes in the bathrooms to the sleek undercabinet lighting in the kitchens, no detail has been overlooked. Impressive gourmet kitchens include smooth stone countertops, flat-panel custom cabinetry and large-format
porcelain tile flooring. Stainless-steel appliances are standard in every home, and a full-height glass tile backsplash contributes to the feeling of modern elegance. Plush nylon carpeting is featured throughout the living areas, which perfectly fits with whichever one of the three available colour schemes you choose. The ceilings are over eight feet tall (eight feet in the kitchen), meaning you’ll never feel cramped or squashed in any room. Your ensuite bathroom is made for luxury, with a soaker tub standard in every home and oversized vanity mirrors lit by recessed lighting. The cabinets are built to appear to float above the floor, and are complemented by polished chrome hardware. Even the doors are spectacular, with sliding or swinging patio doors onto the balcony and a contemporary solid wood entrance door that is outfitted with polished chrome hardware. More than 40 of the 187 twobedroom homes were sold over the continued on page 2
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Sales manager Grace Lim Franklin, right, tells a prospective buyer about all of the features at Celadon, including the spacious master bedrooms, top, and the thoughtful design details such as the stained glass window in the lobby of the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building, left.
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…off the front: “You get all the beneﬁts of a master-planned community. It’s really feeling special here right now.” Goldie Alam. continued from page 1
opening weekend, and since then the number has reached over 70. Suites range from approximately 758 to 1,002 square feet. Residents at Celadon will have access to a meeting room, lounge and a fitness studio, as well as Windsor Gate’s amenities building, the Nakoma Club. This 18,000-square-foot building holds a gym, screening room and an outdoor pool, as well as a meeting room and a basketball court. A resident concierge will be on site and available to help with your every need.
At Windsor Gate, you are just minutes from all types of amenities, including shopping, schools, transit and restaurants, so you won’t need to venture far outside of the community. Owners will receive a year’s worth of one-zone transit passes when they purchase their home. “It’s the best location in Coquitlam,” Alam says. “It’s a quiet little enclave. I don’t think you can get the value anywhere else.” Homes at Celadon start at $324,900. For more information visit www.polyhomes.com/ community/celadon–apartments–coquitlam or call 604-552-7744.
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New and nearly new hellebores I
know that I talk about hellebores an awful lot, but several things have occurred recently that compel me to write yet again about one of my favourite winterﬂowering perennials. First of all, there are a ton of new introductions this year – including many doubles, picotees Gardening and colour strains. Secondly, the average Mike Lascelle cost for some of the more exclusive cultivars has come down somewhat, so if you were put-off by the $50 price tag you winced at several years ago – I would encourage you to have another look at the Helleborus being offered at your local garden centre. Lastly, smaller pot sizes (11 centimetres) are now readily available, so you should be able to purchase some of the more common varieties (Lenten Rose, Lady Series and Christmas Rose) in these sizes for around $10. This means that hellebores are no longer the exclusive domain of the social elite, they have become a truly proletariat perennial –ones worthy of any Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows garden. On that note, here are a few of my favourite new or nearly new hellebores for the 2011/2012 season. • Helleborus niger – ‘Double Fashion’ – Finally, a true double-ﬂowered Christmas rose with pure white rufﬂed petals and contrasting yellow stamens. This is a cloned selection, so you don’t have to worry whether or not your particular plant will bear double blooms. That said, it is still quite rare – so if you see it, buy it right away. Blooms January-April. Grows 30-40cm tall and 40cm wide. Hardy to Zone 4. • Helleborus x hybridus ‘Mary Lou’ – A new Lenten Rose type from the Spring Promise series, it features delightful single blooms of pale pink with heavy maroon spotting and golden stamens from February to April. This deer resistant perennial grows 45-60cm tall and is hardy to Zone 5. • Helleborus x hybridus ‘Mardi Gras Double Mix’ – From breeder Charles Price comes this series of large very double blooms ranging in colour from dark plum, reddish-purple, rose, pale pink and white – with some spotting. This Lenten Rose type
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(Clockwise from left) Helleborus x nigercors ‘Honeyhill Joy’; Helleborus x hybridus ‘Mardi Gras Double Mix’; Helleborus x hybridus ‘Mary Lou’; and Helleborus x hybridus ‘Harlequin Gem’.
is very free-ﬂowering (February-April) and grows 45-60cm tall. Hardy to Zone 5. • Helleborus x nigercors ‘Honeyhill Joy’ – This cross of Helleborus niger and corsicus (syn argutifolius) is sun tolerant, very easy to grow, blooms at a young age and is reliably evergreen through winter. The outward facing creamy-white blooms (in late winter) age to green and are nicely contrasted by the glossy bluish-green foliage. Grows 45-60cm tall and 60cm wide. Hardy to Zone 6. • Helleborus x hybridus ‘Harlequin Gem’ – A strain of variable fully double blooms from
the Winter Jewels Series that ﬂower from March to May. The colours range from green, pale yellow and green centers with vibrant reddish-purple to nearly black edging. This Lenten Rose type grows 36cm tall and 60cm wide. Hardy to Zone 5. • Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Silvermoon’ – A vigorous hellebore with large creamy-white ﬂowers (with a hint of pink) fading to a dusky rose. This cultivar is a heavy bloomer and features equally beautiful silvery-green foliage (evergreen) with reddish stems. ‘Silvermoon’ blooms January to March and grows
45cm tall and 50 cm wide. Hardy to Zone 5. • Helleborus x hybridus ‘Frilly Kitty’ – Despite the fact that this hellebore sounds like a character from Japanese anime, it is actually a pretty elegant perennial. The fully double white frilly blooms have a hint of blush pink and emerge from pink buds. This member of the Spring Promise Series grows 45-60cm tall and 60cm wide, and is hardy to Zone 5. • Helleborus x hybridus ‘Black Diamond’ – This Lenten Rose strain is guaranteed to provide you with the blackest of black hellebores. The single ﬂowers range from slate purple to purplish-black and are nicely contrasted by golden yellow stamens that simply glow in the center – the new emerging foliage is also purple-tinted. Grows 45cm tall and 45-55 cm wide. Hardy to Zone 5. Mike Lascelle is a local nursery manager and gardening author (email@example.com).
• I’ve uploaded a new story – Daughters – to my garden blog at www.soulofagardener.wordpress. com and my plant selection site, www.mikesgardentop5plants.wordpress.com, also has a number of hellebore selections on it.
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Home has been totally updated with 1 year old roof, new complete bsmt, new ensuite, sundeck and patio/Bbq stone area. New front landscape, new paint inside and out. New vinyl windows, high efﬁciency furnace & hot water tank. Highest quality Kahrs wood ﬂooring throughout.
Deluxe bsmt entry homes being built with fully ﬁnished bsmt with a 2 bdrm legal suite. 1844 sq. ft. on the main ﬂoor plus a separate “parent rm” down with full ensuite. Double garage. Close to town.
21025 - 119th Ave., Maple Ridge
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Features top of the line granite counters, ﬁxtures, kitchen & bath, cork & tile ﬂooring. Huge f/p with built-in entertainment centre. Master with 5 pce ensuite & walk-in closet. Bsmt w/separate entrance is fully ﬁnished, roughed in for suite. Central air conditioning & enclosed hot tub.
.0319 acre in the heart of Davidson Subdivision. Vaulted ceilings in living rm, 3 bdrms up, big master with ensuite. Kitchen has new cabinets, family rm off kitchen leads to your huge deck (25 x 20’) with gas line for the bbq. Nice private fully fenced yard with separate garden area.
23952 Abernethy Way., Maple Ridge
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11848 Wilson 10 Acres / 3000 sqft 6 bedroom home Newer roof, newer windows, newer electrical Granite counters, marble floor and more... MLS F1121407... currently at $617,900
NEW LISTING: 27071 116th Just under an Acre backing onto Kanaka Creek Great Greenbelt lot on no-through road 3000 SqFt 6 bed home: New kitchen, new floors, new doors, new master bed & bath, newer roof, newer windows, new paint: Reno almost done with Suite roughed in: MLS V917743... $599,900
21065 Barker: NOW ONLY $419k Cul-De-Sac lot Fenced yard R.I. suite ready 4 bed, 3 bath Walk to School
12432 232nd: NOW ONLY $449k
#201 - 3128 Flint Street, Port Coquitlam • 2 bdrms, 2 baths • Beautiful ﬂoors • Gas ﬁreplace • Wrap-around • In-suite laundry deck
239,900 • Corner Unit • Quiet & Close to amenities
#7 - 23580 Dewdney Trk Rd., Maple Ridge • 2 bedrooms • 1 1/2 baths • 1,090 sq. ft.
• Gas ﬁreplace • End unit • Drop in to St.
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7 Acres / 38’ Shop / $599k Looking for larger parcel of land to build your dream home? Need room for the horses, cows and chickens ? Want to park multiple items but don't have the room ? Cute 1 bedroom rancher could be added on to. Priced for a fast sale... 11113 284th... MLS V902173
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We Never Stop Moving 604-467-9300 Bonnie Telep
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22519 Dewdney Trk Rd, Maple Ridge
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#13 - 11900 - 228th St. Maple Ridge This 2 bedroom, 2 bath 900 + sq. ft. unit is fully updated. Large covered patio, underground parking, low maintenance fees. Located where you can walk to everything! 55+
Bonnie Telep works for you!
Amazing Reno!! 2 bdrms, almost 1,000 sq. ft. condo. Hardwood ﬂoors, granite counters and stainless appliances. Beautifully done!
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#208 - 1157 - 223rd St., Maple Ridge
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21500 - 121st Avenue
West side family home features over 2,600 sq. ft. of ﬁnished 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 $429,900 Call Al Hogarth to view
23635 - 111A Avenue
This contemporary home has nearly 2,800 sq. ft. of ﬁnished area with modern touches. 9’ ceilings, Large master bdrm with ensuite. Open kitchen/family rm and only steps away from Kanaka Elementary & nature paths. Priced at $494,900. Call Al Hogarth to view
Great investment opportunity for builder or family wishing to build separate homes. Located at the top end of McNutt this 3.2 acre parcel has 2 additional 1 acre lots and a large 4400+ sq. ft. home situated on the third lot. Call Al Hogarth to view
24144 102B Ave., Maple Ridge
Fixer upper on 5 ﬂat, useable acres. Call for info. Jeff 604-828-7653
Fixer upper on 8.64 acres with great view of the Fraser River. Call now for details. Jeff 604-828-7653
2 Bdrm Suite
• 2,600 sq. ft. 5 bdrm home • Cul-de-sac • Nice layout
• Lane access • Grand kitchen lots of cupboards • 2 bdrm suite
22463 Morse Cres., M.R.
• Rothsay Heights • 2 kitchens • 2 double garages • 2 master bdrms • 3,191 sq. ft. • 3 bdrms up • 3 bdrm suite down
27111-122nd Avenue., Maple Ridge
• Ground ﬂr unit • Open plan • 1 bdrm + den • Private • Fraserview Village Community Centre • Air conditioned • Adult +55
#105, 11578-225th Ave., M.R.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4
2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,088 sq. ft. condo in Central Over 2,000 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 3 bathrm unit backs onto Maple Ridge. Vacant, all offers considered! Call Jeff for permanent greenbelt. Bank says SELL! Call now to details. view!
• 2,700 sq ft fully ﬁnished • 1 bdrm suite down • 4 bdrms, 3 baths • Immaculate condition • Private backyard • Close to schools & amenities
20448 - 122B Avenue., Maple Ridge
Spotless 3 bdrm & den, 2 storey home in very desirable neighborhood. Oak hardwood ﬂoors, living rm/dining rm with gas f/p and 9’ ceils, leaded glass doors lead you to the entertainers delight: oversized kitchen w/island & eating area, open to fam rm with another gas f/p. Out back a nice cov area for year round enjoyment. So much more…
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 View!
RALPH TELEP TEAM 604-467-9300
Reduced $ 10,000
Family home located near parks and Schools. 9’ ceilings, great kitchen/family rm, gas f/p, centre island, stainless appliances, built-in vac, security system and 3 1/2 baths. 2300 sq. ft., 4 bdrms, ﬁnished bsmt, fenced yard & storage shed. Corner lot, great family neighbourhood! Call Janet Murphy direct at 604-351-6772
Over 2,100 sq. ft. ﬁnished on 3 levels, 4 bdrm, 3 bath home in family friendly Albion area. Home features Size Matters! Italian tile & ﬁr plank Over 1,100 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with river ﬂrs. Priced to sell… view in solid Southridge Terrace. Buy now, be in beCALL NOW! fore Christmas! Call now for private viewing! $
2 Additional Lots
Jeff Bright, CHA
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• 1,100 sq. ft. • Detached 20x20 rancher shop • Completely reno’d • New roof, windows, etc... • 6,000 sq. ft. lot
20457 Lorne Avenue, M.R.
• NO STAIRS! • 1,260 sq ft • 2 bdrms + den • 2 full baths
• Everything close by • Great location in Pitt Meadows
#30, 19160-119th Ave., P.M.
• 3,700 sq. ft. • 3 storey fully ﬁnished • 7,500 sq. ft. lot
• 6 bdrms,4 baths • Prime West M.R. • Potential 2 bdrm suite down
20166 Telep Avenue, M.R.
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Residential & Commercial Real Estate
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11885 216TH ST., MAPLE RIDGE
19580 114B AVE, PITT MEADOWS
• 3 bdrm - 3 Bath • Large 17,424 sq. ft. lot Detached Shop
• 4 Bdrms and 3 Baths • Backs onto Pitt Meadows Athletic Park
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12266 201st St. location overlooking OPEN SAT & SUN 1-3 • Westside green space
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 12-3 11339 DARTFORD ST., MAPLE RIDGE
11871 GEE ST., MAPLE RIDGE
• 5 Bdrm - 4 Bath $ 569,000 • Completely Renovated Nanny Suite MLS # V911921
• 4 bdrms with 3 baths $ 399,900 • Shopping & School within walking distance MLS # V905829
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$649,000 • • • • •
Stunning 3300 sq.ft. home has three bdrm up, three bdrm down with two full kitchens. Vaulted ceiling, mountain view, huge decks up and down. Half-acre lot, just two minutes from downtown, offers peaceful country-style living, ample parking. New roof in 2010. $639,900.
Call Lisa at 604-970-2209
Call Dave at 604-341-0783
24355 102nd Ave.
• Custom built home with 16 ft ceilings • Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances • Great open ﬂoor plan • Large master with full ensuite incl. double sinks, granite, separate tub and shower Call Lisa at 604-970-2209
• Large two storey with fully ﬁnished basement • Kitchen has an island and lots of cupboard space • 3 bdrms up including master with large ensuite • Covered deck off the back and fenced yard
Call Lisa at 604-970-2209
13925 McKechnie Rd.
Call Lisa at 604-970-2209
• 6.4 Level Acres in Pitt Meadows • 70,000 sq ft of Glass Greenhouses • 30,000 sq ft of Plastic Greenhouses • 60’ x 75’ steel barn • 2 bedroom rental Call Lisa at 604-970-2209
DAVE TELEP PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION
• 4 bdrm 2 storey with walk out basement • Granite counters & hardwood throughout • Quality builder, quality ﬁnishings! • Stainless steel appliances • Great Family neighbourhood
• Completely renovated 2 bed plus den (could be 3rd bdrm) rancher in central Maple Ridge • New plumbing from the road, wood burning stove • New kitchen and bathroom, new ﬂooring • Perennial gardens, covered sundeck, hot tub and gazebo
2 PETS ALLOWED WOW!! ONLY $ 2 Bedrooms 2 Parking Spots Corner Ground Floor Unit Private Yard
• Over 2600 sq ft, 5 beds, 3 baths • Vaulted ceilings, natural light & open space • Large master with walk in closet • Granite in the kitchen which is open to the family room beautiful double door entry with curved staircase and wrought iron railings • Private fenced yard, covered patio
11851 Hawthorne St.
# 9 12099 237 TH ST 23368 - 124 Ave, Maple Ridge
11179 Creekside St. OPEN SAT 11-1 & SUN 1-4 • PRICE
11649 Ritchie Ave.
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JASON EXNER BRENDA EXNER Cell 604-818-9851 Cell 604-603-8043
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SCOTT MEADUS 604.313.5727
OPEN Sun. Nov. 6 2-4 pm
Open Sat. Nov. 5 2-4 pm Master on the main ﬂoor in this huge ADULTS ONLY townhome. This home has 3 bedrooms with 2 on the main and 3 bathrooms as well as an upper loft which can be used as a den/ofﬁce area. Downstairs is a huge family room with 3rd bedroom and bathroom which is ideal for overnight guests. Located in Fraserview Village it has access to an Indoor Pool, hot tub, workshop and exercise area. Asking $369,900
23619 118th $499,900 MLS #V881823
Open Sun. Nov. 6 12- 2 pm $699,900
11072 236A $514,900 MLS #V900689
Open Sun. Nov. 6 3-5 pm
$509,900 MLS #V904889
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#30 - 12099 237TH ST. • • • • • •
3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Private/Fenced back yard Garage Laminate Floors New roof on complex Bring us an offer Offered at only $244,900
33271 - 14TH AVE, MISSON • • • • • • •
1540 sq ft Rancher 3 Bed/2 Bath Central Location Full Crawlspace Newer Roof Laminate Floors Private Backyard Offered at only $309,900
Call Jason Exner: Cell 604-818-9851
Call Jason Exner: Cell 604-818-9851
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First time on Market 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom 1000 sq ft shop New roof, very well maintained Close to Elementary School and Whonnock Lake • In-law suite potential • Incredibly serene setting
Call Jason Exner: Cell 604-818-9851
#2 - 11954 HAWTHORNE
U Updated and tastefully decorated with llaminate ﬂoors and designer colours. 4 b bedroom basement entry home in quiet neighbourhood. Huge kitchen, solid oak n cabinets. Comfy family room. Super private c b back yard. New 35 year roof. Double car garage. Bare Land Strata. ($25 pm) c Spotless and ready to move into. S Asking $459,000
Al & Brenda JENKINS 604.467.3871 www.brendajenkins.com
Maple Ridge Ofﬁce 22718 Lougheed Highway
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2 BR APARTMENT $149,900
20270 123 AVE
PM RANCHER WITH POOL
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.
Custom built 2 storey with 4 Br’s upstairs on a quiet no through street. The huge south facing yard is 75x128, has RV parking, a storage shed and is perfect for a pool or a workshop. Walk to Fairview Elementary, Westview Secondary, Christian School and Westgate Shopping Center.
Custom rancher with 18X36 inground pool, sunroom, summer kitchen and workshop. This rare property has a huge 81X146 lot to store your RV’s. Wheelchair friendly with newer ﬂooring throughout. Magniﬁcent back to back ﬁreplace divides livingroom and family room. Walk to everything!
Call Brenda Exner: Cell 604-603-8043
Call Brenda Exner: Cell 604-603-8043
Call Brenda Exner: Cell 604-603-8043
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A World of Difference.
Meet Bluetree, a seriously friendly builder. Helpful and dependable like a good neighbour, we come from 30+ years of award-winning quality as part of the ParkLane/Wesgroup family of companies. From thoughtful design details to communities that connect the people that live there, we create extraordinary home-buying experiences. And even after you move in, we’re still just a phone call away.
Kanaka Creek, MAPLE RIDGE 3 & 4 BED TOWNHOMES from the low $300’s
Situated in an established Maple Ridge neighbourhood next to Kanaka Creek Elementary School, this is a place perfect for growing families. Register now at bluetreehomes.ca or call 604- 476-1188.
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1 yr 3.50 3.50 4.30 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.60 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.40 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 2.94
2 yr 3.85 3.85 3.89 3.85 3.85 3.85 3.95 3.85 3.85 3.85 3.60 3.85 3.85 3.85 3.55 3.14
3 yr 4.05 4.05 4.39 4.05 4.35 4.05 4.45 4.35 4.05 4.05 4.10 4.35 4.05 4.05 4.05 3.24
4 yr 4.79 4.79 4.79 4.79 4.39 4.79 4.99 4.79 4.79 4.79 4.30 4.79 4.79 4.79 4.79 3.49
5 yr 4.9 5.29 5.29 5.29 5.29 5.29 5.39 5.29 5.29 5.29 3.90 5.29 5.29 5.29 5.29 3.64
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OPEN SAT 12 - 4
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#201-12206 224 St
• Bright corner unit. Centrally located to all. • Very well taken care of corner unit w/bright dining/ living room. • A year old washing machine and dryer. • French sliding door leads to the wrap-around sundeck and / or balcony. • Shows very well, Quick possession possible. • You snooze you lose, call for your viewing.
Randall ■ Didiuk
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12136 Lillian St
First time buyer alert. Well taken care of duplex. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1024 sq ft home. Newer hot water tank. Fenced yard, lots of fruit trees. Very quiet neighbourhood. Walking distance to the schools & transit. Enjoy your privacy on a 10,571 sq ft lot. Call for your appointment.
11050 237 St
Kanaka Jewel. 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 ceiling cabinets. 2+ bedroom in-law suite with sep entrance.
OPEN MON - THURS 1 - 4 WEEKENDS 12 - 5 $
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12069 Harris Rd
• 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1000 sq ft, large sun deck. • Solaris, concrete and steel construction in Pitt Meadows-only Towers. • Floor to ceiling windows allow natural light to Àow throughout the home. • Floor plans for everyone, spaces that are perfect for entertaining or relaxing. • Close to West Coast Express recreation and shopping.
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#28-22206 124th Ave
REDUCED $50,000 Developer will pay HST!!! Brand New totally upgraded greenbelt. Incredible Golden Ears Views. 5 Gold Star Energy Rating. LAST UNIT BLOWOUT.
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OPEN SAT 11 - 4
Look at this spacious home with two addresses. 1/4 acre lot has a rear facing southern exposure. Upper Àoor over 2100 sq. ft. Also a 350 sq ft shop & RV Parking.
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2.5 Acres - Huge Workshop. Beautiful home - effective age NEW. Totally remodeled with quality materials. Large rooms 2 f/p, updated kitchen, bathrooms. Laminate and tile Àooring. Huge covered deck overlooking private 2.5 acres. Walking distance to Whonnock Lake and Park.
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11933 224th St., Maple Ridge
#18 11125 232 St
• Rare opportunity; Bare Land Strata - unit attached only by garage. • Freshly painted and ready to move into. • Roof only 4-5yrs old, laminate Àoors, fenced yard, the list goes on. • Well run, self managed strata. • 2 blocks to Kanaka Creek Elementary. (Year round school).
12153 Bonson Rd
• Somerset! Look no further. • Prime Pitt Meadows 3 bedroom rancher has it all. • Formal dining, complimented with hardwood Àoor and a ¿replace. • Sunken living room with bay window and north easterly view. • Totally custom gourmet kitchen. Wait until you see it! • Sunken family room stylishly decorated including bamboo laminate Àooring.
11532 228 St
• The best of both worlds... own your own 4 bedroom home and have a low maintenance yard. • Enjoy the private rear deck, accented with a custom water feature. • Lovely open Àoor plan on the main Àoor. • River view from living room and dining room. • Downstairs enjoy the full size family room and the 4th bedroom.
11226 236A St
• The Pointe, featuring 29 single family homes, is close to town, schools and Kanaka Creek Park. • Proudly built by Concordia Homes, these homes features extensive exterior and interior design detail. • 3 large bedrooms up, 9 foot ceilings on the main, a formal parlour for entertaining, vaulted great room. • Price includes HST Taxes, stainless steel appliances, screens and granite counters in kitchen.
• As you drive down the long treed driveway you will feel you have entered a nature reserve. • Carefully planned 10 acre wilderness is surrounded by trees, completely private and boasts your own setting like no other. • Large kitchen leading to newly covered porch. • Huge entertainment room. • From the master bedroom step out onto your balcony.
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For the way you live
ONE PERCENT REALTY
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ROB JEEVES 604-240-2629
Sell Your Home 778.828.3350 604.466.3780 for Only $6900* 13331 McCauleyy Cres.
Rock ck Ridge MLS V909607 909607
26301 Tretheweyy Cres.
12128 Schmidt Cres
3br wnhouse Townhouse MLS 912591 V912591
333 3rd 3 Ave. 33348
ac Horse 5ac Ranch MLS 905118 V905118
bdrms, 5bdrms, 2 kitch MLS 19098 F119098
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AMAZING FAMILY HOME WITH TRIPLE GARAGE 2,060 sqft 4 bdrms + 2 1/2 baths Open ﬂoor plan + high ceilings Gas ﬁreplace Private Back Yard Across from Elementary School
BEAUTIFUL 3 BDRM CONDO AT FALCON MANOR • • • • • •
Designer kitchen SS appliances + granite countertops 9 ft ceilings Large master with WIC & 5 pc ensuite Covered deck Gorgeous mountain views
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2 STOREY WITH BASEMENT 4,562 sq ft 4 bdrms up +1 bdrm on main Floor to ceiling rock ﬁreplace 17 ft ceiling in great room 3 car garage Backs onto greenbelt
Maria Moudatsos 778.388.6533 OPEN HOUSE SAT. & SUN. 2-4PM
33 9 2nd Ave. 110-33669
2brr Condo MLS F1115894 115894
24974 122 Ave Totally renovated rancher MLS V909955
$387,900 24131 Lougheed 2bdrm house on 3.9 Ac MLS V904167
$479,000 24521 Alouette Rd Contemporary on Stanley Park acreage MLS V896973
15 23560 119TH Ave
22734 Gilley Ave, Maple Ridge
3 bdrm condo in Hollyhock! MLS
$289,900 11836 Burnett
Handyman Special! Vacant MLS V907366
$333,500 23602 – 116 Ave
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Custom Home Make your oﬀer! MLS V899654
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$509,900 32338 W Bobcat Executive rancher with Fin Bsmt MLS F1125209
Fabulous rancher on subdividable 5.85 Ac MLS F1123818
All this for
$679,000 7855 Grand, Mission ...a beauty with 2br suite MLS F1111916
8248 Cade Barr
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
This lovely rancher style townhouse in Brandywynd is backing onto a tranquil greenspace. No stairs in this 2 bedroom townhouse with a gas ﬁreplace in the livingroom, updated counters and appliances in the kitchen, 2 washrooms, air-conditioned, furnace rather than electric heat as most are in the complex. Enclosed garage, large covered private patio in this 45+ complex.
LISTEN TO THE QUIET
32255 Ptarmigan, Mission
Wanting a free market evaluation of your home? I offer 36 years of real estate experience in the local area, and am ready to put it to work for you! Professional courteous service includes a prompt return of your phone calls, and a full service listing program tailored to streamline your buying & selling experience. *Plus HST. $6900 applies to homes under $600,000. Fee for homes over $600,000 calculated at 1%.
Enjoy the good life! Waterski, kayak, boat, swim right out your backdoor. Beautiful piece of property, 1/3 acre walk-on waterfront with its own private dock well away from the busy noise of Lougheed Highway. The house was a grand dame in her day, vaulted post and beam ceilings, big windows, over 3000 sq. ft. ...but it needs work to bring it back...or this property presents the opportunity to build your own dream home. Call today!
This lovely upper unit in the Colonial Village on 224th St. is move-in ready! Lovingly maintained and beautifully updated, this home offers updated ﬂooring, kitchen totally remodelled with new cabinets and appliances, sunny south facing exposure, 2 bedrooms, den/hobbyroom area off laundry room, deck front and back. Its really lovely, and if you’re 19 or older, it can be yours to enjoy! Call Debbie today!
5 bdrms 2 kitchens and great view MLS F1121049
#28-23580 Dewdney Trk
4bdrms huge deck and knockout view MLS F1117561
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM Three of these rancher-style townhouses in desirable St. Georges Village will be open for viewing this Sunday! Offering vaulted ceilings in the livingroom/diningroom, sunny eating area off the front entrance, European kitchen with a wall of pantry, 2 bedrooms, 2 w washrooms, covered deck and private outlook. This is a co-op, ask D Debbie for details. Best bang for the buck!
31663 Townshipline Rd.
Stunning! Completely renovated top to bottom. Immaculate ﬁnishings and style. Open kitchen with tile back splash & granite island. Crown mouldings throughout, new windows, stone ﬁreplace, large sundeck with nice view, tiered private two level yard. Beautiful curb appeal. Huge double garage with RV parking, large rec room down with a second ﬁreplace. Ofﬁce with window & spacious laundry room! Quiet street, close to schools, shopping and transit.
“Trust your dreams!”
22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge # 2 - 19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows Each office independently owned and operated
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For the way you live
LifeStyles Realty Terri Smith
Steve & Gloria 778-988-1224 Hamilton OFFICE 604-466-2838
OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM
10656 - 248th St., Maple Ridge
HAPPINESS HAPPIN ESS SS IS IS…. S
Olde-World Old W ld Opulence O l
A wonderful place to call home! Nestled in a peaceful private west Maple Ridge setting this lovely townhome has been meticulously maintained. Everything has been done & it shows beautifully. Good size rooms, 3 bdrms., and parking for two! Did I mention the fenced in yard backing onto green space? Hurry- it’s only…. $274,500
...is combined with every modern convenience in this elegant showplace. A completely redone home with expansive room sizes and classic detailing thru out! A private & beautiful setting overlooking the Fraser River that is sure to surpass your dreams! You can proudly call this your home by calling Terri today – 778-988-1224!
Two storey bsmt. home only 3 yrs. young, no HST. A great room plan w/ a ﬂex room on the main ﬂoor w/ an amazing ktichen w/ SS appliances, granite & island w/ guest bar. Bsmt. could easily be suited w/ it’s separate entrance. Detached 2 bay garage. One look will do! $489,800.
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A time to pause and remember..... Remembrance Day is observed each year on November 11 because it marks the ofﬁcial end of World War I in 1918. It also honours the men and women who fought for Canada in World War II, the Korean War and those who continue to serve in the military.
5.9 ACRES WITH BARN
Ron Antalek *
24818 - 100 Avenue, Maple Ridge $849,900 • Almost 6 acres in Thornhill • 2400 sq. ft. 7 stall barn, riding ring, and paddocks • Basement home with 4 bedrooms, 2 ﬁreplaces, sundeck, attached double garage and detached carport • Near schools, transit and riding trails
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There is nothing new under the sun I
n all the literature of the ages, the Psalms of the Bible have taken their place in the highest echelon of poetic writings. These chapters in the divine library have touched the intellect and emotions of humanity throughout the running years. The human heart identiﬁes with and ﬁnds instruction, comfort, hope and help in these God inspired songs. Men in sin, sickness, sorrow, destruction, devastation, distress, trials, tribulations and triumphs have discovered answers to their deep questions and light for their pathway. The music of these spiritual songs has plucked the heartstrings of hurting, helpless souls and their melodies have set the feet to dancing. Some are songs of the morning looking forward to the challenges of the day. Some describe the activities of the moment. Others are songs of the evening looking back over the day now past. Still others are songs of the darkness of night longing for the dawn to appear. The fourth Psalm is an evening song. The day has drawn to a close and the singer who began the day in grave circumstances declares that God gave him relief when he was in distress. Now, upon his bed he ponders in his heart the blessings of the day and is silent. People had said that there was no help for him in
God. The day proved them wrong. The experiences of the day enabled him to say that God is great. The singer instructs those who are dissatisActs of Faith ﬁed in life Ed Bradley to put their trust in the Lord. He continues: “There are many who say, ‘Who will show us some good?’” That question is as ancient as it is modern. Judging from the pages of the history of man, humanity is one in all ages. There are changes that take place on the great stream of human life but they are only surface changes. The deep things, the underlying things of human life never change. There are changes in ways and means, in manners and methods, but underneath is the same human nature, asking the same old questions, making the same old complaints. Today humanity is faced with the same problems men grappled with since Adam and Eve were put out of the garden. History repeats itself and throughout the process of the ages the same problems surface again and again. Man attempts to answer them, ﬁnds he cannot,
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and abandons them to sink into the tide and be washed away and forgotten in the waves of time. The problems reappear and we call them “new,” only to discover there is nothing new under the sun and eventually man ﬁnds that, in himself, there is no lasting or satisfying answer. Who will show us some good? That is the speech of a man who is dissatisﬁed. Whether he looks back, gazes at the present or peers into the future, he sees nothing but bleak and dreary hopelessness. It is the language of restlessness and emptiness. Who can show us any good? The question is being asked today by people in every strata of society. The rich who have “been there and done that”; the poor in the many and varied circumstances of poverty; healthy and ill; successful and failures are all asking that same question. The very fact that people in such opposite circumstances are all asking the same question indicates that there is some underlying malady that is independent of circumstances and affects them all. Their question is really just another way of asking, “Is life worth living?” The answer to the question is that God can show us good and with His help we can live a life worth living.
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here is an old joke that goes something like this: A man visits his doctor on his 80th birthday and asks the doctor if he thinks he’ll live to reach 90. The doctor says, “Do you drink liquor?” And the old man says, “No.” “Do you do any strenuous activities like jogging or skiing?” No, again. “Do you smoke cigarettes or cigars or take any nonprescription drugs?” “Of course not,” the man replied. “Do you eat bacon, beef or rich baked goods?” The old fellow looks at him proudly. “I’m eating almost exclusively good healthy ﬁber.” The doctor continued. “Do you party on the weekends or travel to foreign countries?” “No, no,” he says. “I stay pretty close to home and I’m in bed every night by nine.” “Since your wife passed away have you developed a relationship that requires you to, you know, exert yourself?” Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. “Good grief,” the old timer
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when the quality of life may deteriorate to a point where waking hours are full of suffering, loneliness, loss and outright resentment. At that point, medical advances intended to prolong life serve more to extend suffering, even when medical intervention can relieve outright pain. There are many people who exist in elder care homes and hospitals who are alive, but certainly would not view themselves as living any quality of life. And there are families who must endure long periods when their relatives are lost to them in terms of communication or understanding, but still there in body, albeit often broken bodies. In theory, I know what I would want to choose for myself if I was in such a situation. It is my desire to depart the earth without a period of lengthy suffering for me or my family. But personal choice is not always an option. In the interim, I’m thinking I should stew less about how to live longer and more about how to live better. Graham Hookey writes about education and parenting (email@example.com).
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Business summit So you want to start up or wrap up your own business but don’t have a clue where to start. The Ridge Meadows Business Summit 2011 set for Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Meadow Gardens Golf Course could give you some answers. Several business professionals will be on hand and starting at 5 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. to give their advice. The event is co-sponsored by the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows chamber of commerce. Tickets are $19.95 before Nov. 15 and $29.95 after that date. At the door, the cost is $39.95. Scheduled to make presentations is lawyer John Becker, accountants Keith Vincent and Ken Robinson, succession specialist Eben Louw and Envision Financial’s business finance VP Norm Attridge. Attridge will discuss the role of cash flow in growing your business. Vincent will discuss tax minimization strategies. Robinson will talk about incorporation and some of the pitfalls that can present. Becker and Louw will discuss succession planning to protect assets during business changes. Networking, appetizers and prizes are part of the evening.
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Stepping up construction cleanup Hits 88 per cent recycling rate in pilot MV project by P hi l M e l nych uk staff reporter
ethink the business model of construction waste disposal and you can make a buck and help the earth at the same time. Maple Ridge resident Ben Fishman’s Benefits Waste Management is well on its way to doing that in its third year of scavenging of old wood, drywall and scrap metal and whatever else is reusable from construction scrap heaps, and keeping them out of the dump in Cache Creek. “Our recycling rates are absolutely unprecedented,” he says. He makes that claim based on data collected during a pilot renovation project earlier this year, done in cooperation with Metro Vancouver. With the regional government continually trying to pare down its solid waste, Fishman showed that 88.7 per cent of construction waste produced during the renovation of a home can be saved from the dump. At previous jobs, Fishman used to manage construction waste and was in charge of loading the refuse bins and found out first hand that recycling was a rarity. “But recycling wasn’t a concern. I sort of developed my ideas, not
happy with what I’d seen.” So he started separate cardboard and metal and take it to recycling centres before dumping the rest of the container at waste transfer stations. Usually, when a construction project starts, either from a new project, a total tear down or just renovation, all the junk, the old wood, doors and whatever are dragged out and piled on to the lot or dumped into a bin, often to be hauled to the landfill once it is filled up. Under the Benefits Waste system, the stuff is sorted as it’s removed and loaded on to his modified pickup trucks, then hauled directly to recyclers. There’s no need for a scrap heap or a waste bin, a factor the neighbours like. While more manpower is required initially, the payoff comes when disposing of the trash because lower fees are charged for dropping off recyclables. Wood and lumber are taken to Urban Woodwaste Recyclers in New Westminster, where it’s ground up and used as fuel for Lafarge Cement plants. Drywall or plaster, depending on the variety, is either taken to New West Gypsum Recycling or used as a road base. Because of those lower dumping fees for recycling, Fishman can compete with conventional waste removal firms that pay more to tip unsorted waste.
“They [construction companies] get the warm and fuzzy feeling of recycling and not having a bin.” On new construction projects, his company achieved a 75-per-cent recycling rate for construction waste on two projects, a 91-unit townhouse and a 20-unit townhouse.
“But recycling wasn’t a concern. I sort of developed my ideas, not happy with what I’d seen.” Ben Fishman, Benefits Waste Management
When it comes to recycling renovations, it is easier if you’re completely demolishing a house. “That’s why we can step in because we’re separating everything as we load it on to the trucks.” Despite rising fees to dump unsorted garbage, recycling is still not the norm in the industry. And Metro Vancouver’s garbage dumping fee or tipping fee of $96 a tonne, though it’s steadily rising, still isn’t enough incentive to get construction companies to change their practices. “A lot of them that I pitch to …
they say it’s nice, ‘but until we have to, we’re not going to bother.’ “ “If anything, the fuel costs are more significant than tipping fees – the rise in fuel.” Unsorted construction waste of all types continues to be dumped into a nearby landfill, he added. “Maple Ridge is one of the worst places,” he said, citing a local landfill where all types of construction waste is just trucked in and buried. After working for a few of those companies, he started his own, buying his first pickup truck from his former employer. He now has three trucks. “It’s a bit of a gamble, like any business, you start up. It’s a bit of dry spell financially.” But he’s made a small profit in the first two years. And working with Metro Vancouver and the Home Builders’ Association has allowed him to document his achievements and get an early start in that stage of the business. Fishman points out that the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program for green buildings sets a target of recycling 50 per cent of construction waste, while he’s regularly reaching 75 per cent. He’d like to see recycling targets increased and incentives given to contractors who hire recycling firms to collect the waste. “It’s not really a big deal. It’s slowly becoming a big deal We’re just a couple of years ahead of the curve, I guess.”
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Time to decorate for holiday season Get your windows in the spirit, and attract attention to your business. The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association presents a window-decorating contest, open to all members decorating their store windows for
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Saturday, Nov. 5 • Haney Farmers Market and St. Andrew’s Haney United Church join together for their annual indoor/outdoor Autumn Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pancake breakfast from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Outdoors will be the last of the
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McBeath named 2011 Hometown Hero Paddler Sean McBeath was named Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows’ latest hometown hero at the annual Rotary Club sports banquet last week McBeath, a long-time member of the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club, picked up one silver and two bronze medals at the Pan-Am Canoe Championships in 2007, and hopes to qualify for Team Canada for the 2012 Olympic Games in London next year. When he’s not on the water, McBeath studies at the University of B.C., where he is a full-time biological engineering student, and plans to become a doctor after graduating. More than 180 attended the annual fundraiser, which raised more than $25,000 for local sports facilities.
Kwon named junior player of the year Pitt Meadows Kevin Kwon was named the Paciﬁc Northwest Golf Association’s 2011 junior boys’ player of the year. Kwon, a student at Maple Ridge Secondary School, captured the Canadian Junior Boys’ Championship by 11 shots and won the Canadian Junior Boys’ Juvenile Championship as well. Kwon also recorded a pair of runner-up ﬁnishes at the B.C. Junior Boys’ Championship and Canadian National Future Links Paciﬁc Championship, as well as a fourth-place ﬁnish in the Western Canada Summer Games.
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Gord Easton (left) is the incoming president of Ridge Meadows minor baseball, taking over from the outgoing president, Mark Kauhane, who would like to see a new stadium built at Hammond Park.
New look for RM baseball by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter There’s a changing of the guard at the Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball Association, as long-time coach and volunteer Gord Easton takes over for outgoing president Mark Kauhane. Easton said he hopes to continue growing the local association, which has more than 750 members and is one of the larger minor baseball organizations in the province. “We want to make the sport available and accessible for all kids,” he said. One way of doing that is by offering elite-level programs at all age levels. The association’s bantam AAA team returned last season
after a one-year hiatus, and both Kauhane and Easton say they’re eager to see the association expand into the elite Premier Baseball League. “We are positioned in between some long-standing franchises, so we are going to need some help convincing them [we should have a team],” Kauhane said. The association has previously been denied a junior PBL franchise. Kauhane stepped down last month after seven years as president of the RMMBA to instead run for Maple Ridge council. Kauhane said the RMMBA’s plan to build a new baseball park at Hammond Park is one he will help see to fruition should he get elected to council.
The association originally envisioned a 5,000-seat $9 million baseball stadium, but scaled down the proposal after losing out on grant funding in 2008, instead opting for a 300-seat, $2 million park. “We don’t have a signature sports facility here in Maple Ridge, and Hammond Stadium could be that,” Kauhane said. “It would attract business through bigger tournaments, marketing. It puts us on the map.” Easton said an indoor training facility is also on the RMMBA’s wish list.
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Pacific International Junior Hockey League Regular season standings
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Harold Brittain Conference Name Abbotsford Pilots Aldergrove Kodiaks Port Moody Black Panthers Ridge Meadows Flames Mission Icebreakers
GP W 11 9 12 8 12 4 12 2 11 1
L 2 4 4 10 9
T OTL Pts 0 0 18 0 0 16 0 4 12 0 0 4 0 1 3
GF 51 53 43 24 30
GA 27 40 61 76 61
Tom Shaw Conference Name Richmond Sockeyes Delta Ice Hawks Grandview Steelers North Delta Devils North Vancouver Wolf Pack
GP W 11 11 14 10 13 4 11 4 11 4
L 0 2 5 5 6
T OTL Pts 0 0 22 1 1 22 2 2 12 0 2 10 1 0 9
GF 74 72 46 32 32
GA 8 33 47 41 63
PIJHL playoff scoring leaders Players Thomas Hardy Justin Rai Spencer Traher John Proctor Carter Popoff Rudi Thorsteinson Jeremy Hamaguchi Colton Precourt Anthony Brito Kevan Kilistoff Kevin Lourens Trevor Kang Cody Smith Brady Bjornson Alex Martin Sam Vikich Riley Lamb
Team Kodiaks Sockeyes Ice Hawks Ice Hawks Sockeyes Sockeyes Sockeyes Kodiaks Ice Hawks Sockeyes Pilots Black Panthers Ice Hawks Wolf Pack Ice Hawks Ice Hawks Pilots
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G 13 12 11 11 9 6 8 7 9 5 8 7 7 3 3 2 1
A 15 14 13 11 13 14 10 10 7 11 7 8 8 12 12 12 13
Pts PIM 28 14 26 2 24 10 22 23 22 4 20 4 18 4 17 4 16 19 16 2 15 14 15 6 15 4 15 42 15 35 14 12 14 28
Ridge Meadows Flames leading scorers Player Sean Pesut Adam Bartsch Paul Piluso Matthew Bissett Alexander Smith Bradley Wardner Shane Harle Danny Brandys Kyle Jangula Peyton Lupul Reece Rivard Terence Trusdale Dean Gilmore Trevor Harris Marco Ballarin Trevor Sutton Deven Banns Nicholas Beck Kurtis Wiens Joe Szabados
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G 2 2 4 3 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Peewee Team Abbotsford Black Meadow Ridge Gold Chilliwack Blue Abbotsford White Meadow Ridge Blue North Langley Chilliwack Red Mission
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W 9 7 6 6 3 2 1 1
L 0 2 3 3 6 7 7 7
T 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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PF PA Pts 302 12 18 142 85 14 208 136 12 204 97 12 85 183 6 82 168 4 18 219 3 32 173 3
Atom Team Meadow Ridge Gold Mission Meadow Ridge Blue Abbotsford Chilliwack Blue Chilliwack White Chilliwack Red North Langley
GP 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
W 8 8 6 6 3 3 2 0
L 1 1 3 3 6 6 7 9
T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
% .889 .889 .667 .667 .333 .333 .222 .000
Streak Won 6 Won 1 Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 1 Won 2 Lost 5 Lost 9
PF PA Pts 208 86 16 283 98 16 187 102 12 263 160 12 154 260 6 130 183 6 152 247 4 36 277 0
Bantam Team Cowichan N. Surrey Tigers South Delta Chilliwack N. Surrey Panthers Victoria Langley North Langley Meadow Ridge Abbotsford Nanaimo Cloverdale
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W 8 8 7 5 5 4 4 3 3 1 0 0
L 0 0 1 3 3 4 4 5 5 7 8 8
T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Junior Bantam Team Meadow Ridge Chilliwack Blue Abbotsford Chilliwack Red Mission North Langley
GP 9 9 9 9 9 9
W 8 8 6 3 2 0
L 1 1 3 6 7 9
T 0 0 0 0 0 0
% .889 .889 .667 .333 .222 .000
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PF 244 297 273 146 142 136
Midget Team White Rock Coquitlam Nanaimo North Surrey North Delta Langley Victoria Chilliwack Meadow Ridge Cowichan Vancouver Cloverdale Richmond Burnaby
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W 9 7 7 6 6 6 4 5 4 2 2 2 1 0
L 0 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 7 7 7 8 9
T 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
% 1.000 .833 .778 .722 .667 .667 .556 .556 .444 .222 .222 .222 .111 .000
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Aging Gracefully Speaker Series Memory Loss and Dementia Alzheimer‘s disease is the second most-feared disease among Canadian baby boomers. This session will discuss the relationship between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, some possible early signs of dementia and what to do if you are concerned about memory loss. In addition, researchers have identiﬁed some possible lifestyle changes that can improve overall aging and may reduce the risk for dementia. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their brain and will come away with some strategies and goals for improving the health of their mind, body and spirit.
Wednesday, November 16, 7-9 pm Maple Ridge Public Library 130–22470 Dewdney Trunk Road Free event. Refreshments provided. Please register at 604–786–7404 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Lori Kelly is a Support and Education Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society’s North Fraser (Burnaby) Resource Centre. She has over twenty years experience in the non-proﬁt health sector, including over nine years with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Lori is passionately committed to supporting people on the Alzheimer’s journey. Mark Your Calendar for the Remainder of the Series! Jan 11/12 7–9pm Financial Literacy for Older Adults & Their Families Feb 8/12 7–9pm Helping Aging Parents Stay Healthy–When and How to Help Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS
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hard. finished. Warm up by Deep, relaxed walking at a slow or breathing should normal walking pace be done for five minfrom the utes before diaphragm picking up the (belly breathtempo of your ing), and not walking or by shrugging hiking. the shoulAt the end of ders and rib your session cage up. hold all your Walking stretches technique is for 20 to 30 also very imseconds, portant. With don’t bounce Kinected each stride, or rock, and Kerry Senchyna gently swing don’t stretch your arms to the point from front to of pain – it back and not side to should feel good. side. Keep your head If you are walking up, back straight and for fitness, then you abdomen flat. should walk at a pace Point your toes that challenges you straight ahead and and elevates your make each stride a heart rate, but don’t comfortable distance overdo it. Beginners so you don’t overgenerally should aim stride. This will help for 50 to 60 per cent you to avoid placing of their age-predicted excessive force on the maximum heart rate. heel or rotating your In other words, take pelvis, hips or knees. 220 minus your age If it’s cold out, and multiply that by dress warmly, and 50 per cent. If you are a beginner layer your clothing, and you can’t talk and so that you can shed one layer in case you carry on a conversastart to get too hot. It tion while you are may be a good idea to exercising, you are carry water if you’re probably working too walking very long distances. Stay motivated. To increase your fitness, COME CELEBRATE THE ARTS WITH US add a route with some hills or changes in The Garibaldi Art Club of Maple Ridge terrain. Or alternate routes on different days of the week. A pedometer can CLUB help track the distance you’ve walked or the number of steps you’ve taken. Watching your improvement over time is a terrific source of motivation. Many people walk with a buddy or in groups for support and motivation and many listen to music to keep them going, but paying attention to the sights and sounds around you is great, too. The most important thing this time of year is to not let the weather be a deterrent to walking. Buy a good rain-coat, then there’s never an excuse to Painting by Neil Hamelin, “Whittier Harbour” Peoples’ Choice Award Spring Show 2011 avoid walking.
or people who want to get active, there are many possible reasons to stumble out of the starting gate. They may not know what to do, how much to do, or they may be worried about which exercise is right for them. And then there’s the fall weather, which is the most common road-block to outdoor activity: “I would like to go out walking, but the weather is so bad.” Here then are some tips to get you moving this fall. A walking program is easy to do, doesn’t need any membership or expensive equipment and can be done almost anywhere. If you have a medical condition or if you are unsure of your suitability to participate in a regular walking program, consult with your doctor. But don’t assume that you aren’t able to start walking if you do have medical issues. Regular walking
can help control and improve many conditions, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal problems. Seek out proper shoes. Since this is the only equipment you’ll need, pay attention to the fit and quality of your shoes. Wear the type of socks you’ll wear when walking when you purchase your shoes. Shoes should have good arch support with stiff material to support the heel when walking and prevent wobbling. More expensive doesn’t always mean better, but don’t skimp either. Start with 15 to 20 minutes each walk and progress gradually by adding five minutes every week or two until you are happy with the duration of your walks. You should feel refreshed after each walk. Warm up before you start your session and stretch when you are
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Wednesday, Nov. 9 • Maple Ridge Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Senior Centre. This meeting is open to all persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. For more information please contact Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332, or email@example.com • Webster’s Corner Community Association is hosting an all candidates meeting for Maple Ridge Council candidates at Webster’s Corner Elementary School, 25554 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, at 6 p.m. • The community is invited to view an important documentary honouring our Canadian Veterans at Willow Manor, 12275 224th St. at 1 p.m. After a special Wreath Ceremony, the Silvertones Seniors Choir will perform songs of the era at 2:30 p.m. followed by a dessert buffet for all to enjoy. Thursday, Nov. 10 • The Alouette Field Naturalists hold their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre 12150 -224th St. All welcome. Phone Duanne at 463-8743 for more information. • Whonnock Community Association is holding an all candidates meeting for Maple Ridge mayoral and council candidates at the Whonnock Lake Centre, 27871 113th Avenue, Maple Ridge, at 7 p.m. • Ridge Meadows Ex-Service Women’s League is holding their monthly meeting at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion at 12101 224th St. in Maple Ridge. Ongoing • Bergthorson Academy of Musical
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Arts is holding a breakfast fundraiser every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delizie Italiane, 22266 Dewdney Trunk Rd., to raise money for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council’s Arts Angels program. Get any breakfast menu item and a cup of organic coffee for $10 ($5 of which will go towards the scholarship fund). • The Maple Ridge Concert Band needs percussionists. The band practices on Tuesday nights in the Maple Ridge Secondary School band room from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For further information please contact Brian Northam at 604-220-7499 or 604-463-4637. • Come join the BAMA Bluegrass Circle lead by the local legend Denis Leclerc. Bring your banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, upright bass or vocal harmonies on the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows location of the Bergthorson Academy at 12229 Harris Rd. For more information call Rob at 778-230-0543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org • Mumble Jumble Storytimes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pitt Meadows Public Library from 11 to 11:30 a.m. 12047 Harris Rd. Call 604-465-4113 for more information. • Coffee and Comfort is a local support group for Moms who have lost a child to death. For more information, call Clare at 604-463-0281 or e-mail email@example.com • Ridge Meadows Hospice Society has space available in their upcoming six-week children’s bereavement support group. This group is for children aged six to 12 years who have experienced the loss of a loved one. For more information please call the society at 604-463-7722. • The Maple Ridge Legion euchre club is looking for players. The club meets
Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the legion, corner of Brown Avenue and 224th Street. Call Irene at 604-465-1956 for more information. • Celebrate Recovery Ridge-Meadows, a faith-based recovery program, meets every Friday at St. George’s Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, from 6 to 9 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Ridge Meadows Ministerial Association. It exists to serve the community of Ridge Meadows by providing a safe place where people from all walks of life can share their experiences to give hope and encouragement to one another. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-377-3575 www.celebraterecovery.ca • The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Child Care Resource and Referral Program is pleased to offer an engaging and informative workshop for parents, child care providers and professionals entitled Playing with Story, with Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald, an author of more than 60 books on storytelling and folklore topics. Participants will learn to tell sic short audience-participation folktales. For more information, please contact Lynn Malbeuf 604-467-2273, ext. 123, or email lmalbeuf@ comservice.bc.ca • Golden Ears Writers Critique Group meets the first and third Fridays of the month, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Maple Ridge ACT. Adult writers of all levels and abilities welcome. Bring copies of writing for critique (800-1,000 words) or just drop in to find out what we are about. There is more information at www.facebook. com/goldenearswriters, or email andrea@ walkerparkmedia.com or call Katherine at 604-467-7198.
PUSH HARD, GO FASTER! Raising money to help Tristan Smyth reach his goal of getting on the National Wheelchair Racing Team On January 28, 2010 an accident left long-boarder, Tistan Smyth with minimal use of his legs. During rehabilitation, he took up wheelchair racing and competed in the Western Canada Summer Games in August as a member of TEAMBC, winning three gold medals. His race wheelchair is on loan from the BC Wheelchair Sports Association, and is in need of expensive repair limiting its use to practice only. Our goal is to help Tristan with expensive equipment, repairs, training and travel so that he might realize his goal of joining the National Wheelchair Racing Team and competing in the Olympics.
Saturday, November 26 from 6PM to 9PM The Haney Public House 222 Street & Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge Tickets: $20 each or $35/couple Ages: 19+ only Includes: Burger (beef, chicken, veggie), side (fries or salad), drink (house red or white wine, domestic beer, or bar highball), and entertainment! Entertainment: Comedic Magician Rod Boss (www.rodboss.com), Music, 50/50, RafÅe, Auction, Toonie Toss For information about the event, or to purchase tickets, please visit our Facebook page or call Caitlin at 778-686-2473, David at 604-850-4980, or email us at Caitlin.Meunier@shaw.ca Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978
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A musical review performed by the Band of the Fifteenth Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery November 6, 2:00 pm at the ACT Arts Centre & Theatre Tickets are $20. To purchase visit www.militarymusic.ca or call the Theatre Box Ofﬁce at 604-476-2787. Proceeds to BC Military Music Society
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foundation PROUD TO CONTRIBUTE $107,500 TO THE FOLLOWING CHARITIES WE HAVE RAISED OVER $1.8 MILLION IN 16 YEARS BC Sports Hall of Fame & Museum • The Rotary Club of Haney • The Maple Ridge Community Foundation The Paciﬁc Parkinson’s Research Centre • The Healthy Heart Program at VGH • Inner Visions Recovery Society The Paciﬁc Open Heart Association • The Stand Foundation
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OBITUARIES BLYTH (WILLMAN), Eujenia (Jean)
Passed on October 28th, 2011. Late of Maple Ridge, B.C., age 81 years. Predeceased by husbands Leslie Blyth and Jack Willman; son-in-law Dennis; sisters and brother. Survived by daughter Linda Koshinsky; son Don (Linda) Blyth; step- daughter Linda (Les); special Niece Rosilee (Ed); 8 grandchildren and numerous great grand- children. No service by request. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
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CRAFT FAIRS 13th Annual Archbishop Carney Stars
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CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET Heritage Park / Clarke Theatre Ctr, 33700 Prentis Ave. Mission Saturday Nov 12th, 10am-5pm Sunday Nov 13th, 10am-4pm OVER 100 VENDORS. Family Admission, by min $1 donation. RAFFLE * BAKE SALE *50/50 Live Entertainment, Food on site
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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
SOCIAL WORKER Pleasant View Care Home, Mission, BC Complex care facility is seeking a contract Social Worker for 12 hours a week. Bring your expertise and passion for geriatric care to our team. With your strong commitment to quality care, you will help support our residents and their families. Requirements: A minimum of 3 years social work practice in complex care and a degree in social work. This is a 1.5 to 3 year opportunity.
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BULK PETROLEUM Denwill, a carrier of bulk liquid petroleum products based in Burnaby requires Class 1 Drivers. We offer: • Competitive Hourly pay • Great benefits package • Excellent equipment • 4 on and 4 off work schedule • Steady year round local work • On the job training leading to certification in the transportation and handling of petroleum products
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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT \ ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK Required at leading cereal/bar manufacturer in Port Coquitlam. Duties include but not limited to: invoice coding/posting & cheque issuing, bank deposit/posting & reconciliation, and fixed asset tracking. Various other month & year-end activities will be performed as well as additional support to the Controller. Excellent computer and organizational skills required. This full time position is a great opportunity with a growing company. Please fax resumes to: 604-941-9720 Attn: Howard Siemens or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CERTIFIED Utility Arborist wanted for leading vegetation management company. Competitive wages. Production & Safety bonus. Benefits at 6 months. LOA. Private Accommodation. Send resume to Aurora Tree Inc. at: email@example.com Subject Line: CUA Position EXPERIENCED Machinist needed for a busy shop in Penticton. Must be able to weld and line bore in addition to machining. Contact us at: (250)492-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING FRESH COAT PAINTING ~ Int/Ext, Drywall repair, Texture ceilings, Free Est. (778)868-5307 James
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UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
Due to continued growth, FLSmidth Knelson is looking for talented trades people to add to our production team on a fulltime basis for day, afternoon, and weekend shifts. Journeyman Fabricator/Welder (Langley) 3 yrs fabricating exp. in steel manufacturing environment. 3-5 yrs welding experience. Proﬁcient in stainless steel, mild steel, and aluminium. Ability to read blueprints. Fabricators – Material Prep (Langley) 3 yrs fabricating exp. in steel manufacturing environment. Experience in brake press, rolls, punches, saws, and burn table. Ability to read blueprints. Mechanical Assemblers (Langley) 3-10 yrs exp. in a manufacturing environment. Precision and attention to detail is imperative for run-up tests and quality control. Self-starter with ability to use own judgment, effective communication, and problem solving on a daily basis. Must be able to multi-task and understand the pressures of manufacturing timelines. Ability to read blueprints. Urethane Casting Technicians (FLSmidth Knelson Urethane, Surrey) Urethane casting exp. is an asset. Proﬁcient in air and power tool use, have forklift experience, and a strong mechanical aptitude. Ability to lift and maneuver equipment and to work in a hot environment. Good communication skills, a willingness to learn, and a positive attitude. Use good independent judgment and follow speciﬁc instructions. A valid driver’s license and able to work weekends depending on schedule (Std shift is M-F). Ability to read blueprints and manuals. Linatex Helper (Langley) Good attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and a positive attitude. Able to use good independent judgment and follow speciﬁc instructions. Material Handling Assistant/Driver (Langley) Exp. driving small forklifts and lights trucks. A Class 5 license, a clean driver record (driver’s abstract), and good knowledge of the Lower Mainland area streets is required. A current forklift license and previous TDG certiﬁcation are assets. All successful candidates must have a personal drive to succeed and work well in a team. Preference will be given to journeymen and ticketed applicants where applies. Compensation: Competitive wages and beneﬁt package with RRSP match program and proﬁt sharing. Explore this opportunity by submitting your resume to email@example.com Please list the position you are applying for in the subject line.
Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger 104607
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778-892-4299 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Licensed & Bonded. Call Don 604462-0480 or 604-861-7418 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton
GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
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SCOTT FAMILY RENOS Roofs, windows, doors, painting, drywalling, flooring, bsmnt. finishing. (604)836-9274
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
Complete Home Renovations / Improvements. Interior & Exterior. Call 604-690-3327
RETIRED carpenter wants to keep busy. Looking for small carpentry jobs. Will repair or build new. Will also do small plumbing jobs. Call Ken 604-460-7803.
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HOME RENOVATIONS Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens Local Maple Ridge company
All aspects of Landscaping and Maintenance,Strata, Commercial, Residential, Pavers, Patios & Retaining walls Snow Removal
Winter clean ups Fully INSURED
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
Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! Serving the Lower Mainland WCB Insured - Bonded Visa & M/C accepted
Call 7 days/week
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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
Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS
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✔ 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.
GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian @ 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
ABACUS ROOFING Duroid, Re & Re, Shake conversions *28yrs Exp. - Also Snow plow & Junk Removal
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GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362
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ACCURATE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SERVICES 3 Rooms for $299. Powerwashing New const. Apartment repaints. Int/Ext No Job’s too small. Free Estimate
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Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance
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RUBBISH removal. Bobcat/dump trailer. Reno/repairs. hoot&owl@ telus.net Gary 604-339-5430. CASTRO’S JUNK & DEMOLITION You Name It & It’s Gone! Best Rates. Free Est. (778)891-4017
ALWAYS YOUR BEST DEAL Rubbish removal Handyman services Located in Maple Ridge 7 days ~ Free estimate Matt at MTK Services
BESTWAY PAINTING & DECORATING Interior / Exterior Small / Big Jobs Comm/Res. Fully insured.
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360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416
Home Renovations and New Construction
KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS
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HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Gary 604-339-5430
Bsmt suites, bathrooms, windows siding, H/W tank installation, etc NO JOB TOO SMALL
Lic / Ins 25 Years Exp
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555.
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
.Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. Rob 604-820-9601; 604-218-2396 FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 HUGH’S DRYWALL The clean professional way. Small renovations. 604-463-5413
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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES
NO JOB TOO SMALL
LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620
312 MAINTENANCE SERVICES STRIPPING, Sealing and Waxing VINYL floors. Call: 604 716 8842 John
CONCRETE & PLACING
Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured
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“AN EXTRA HAND” Exp. Hardworking, reliable cleaning lady. Reasonable rates Louise 604.467.3665
Weekly W Bi-Weekly W Monthly Insured & Bonded, Exc. ref’s. www.briskcleaners.com
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JAGUAR LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Service. Design, Pruning, Lawns, Cleanups, Comm/Res. (604)462-1369
Crown molding installation.Faux finish, staining & custom painting.
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“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
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SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003
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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!
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TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
A.C. TREE SERVICE 30 years experience
Bob Fitz-James 604-467-0333
SAVE A LIFE - Wonderful Rescue Dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spayed, Neut. Reg. vac. & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee. Avail at your local Petcetera Stores.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
RECONDITIONED Newer style Inglis Washer & Dryer sets $275 & up; Washers $220 & up; Dryers $75 & up. *** Also: Electric Ranges. REMPELS SERVICE 604-467-2794
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MISC. FOR SALE
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566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ZIMMERMANN PIANO with bench. $1800: (604)538-9456
Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPPIES FOR SALE. First shots and dewormed. Call 778-551-1901 $1250 a PUP. Take me home! BORDER Collie/Springer Spaniel X. Vet checked, dewormed, first shots. $300. Call 604-746-6728 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 DOGO ARGENTINO. Reg’d. puppies. M & F. Champion background. $2800. each. 604-853-8531 Abbts.
ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies P/B,CKC,Reg’d microchip, vet chk, health guarantee, champ pedigree, parents onsite $2800. (604)462-7563 www.mcgregorsbulldogs.ca LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com
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
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
REAL ESTATE 603
Arizona Ranch Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com 1-800659-9957- Mention Code 7
MAPLE RIDGE - 50 ACRES, heavily treed-Zoned RS3 within the ALR. Approx. 85% level. RARE to find this large a parcel for sale within the GVRD. $2,580,000 Call for details. Gary Fraipont or Lorraine Manyk RE/MAX LifeStyles Rlty 604-466-2838 PRIVATE 6 acres in desirable Garibaldi. Land usable for future subdivision. All fenced. Don’t miss this great investment property. call Stacey Hambrook at 604-581-3838 firstname.lastname@example.org
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY GROUND floor retail space for lease Ganges, Salt Spring Island Grace Point Square. Visit our website saltspringisland.net or contact Matt Barr at email@example.com.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp.
AVAILABLE NOW Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.
MAPLE COURT I
M.Ridge Haney’s Landing, 2 Bdrm apt. 5 appli’s, avail Nov 1st. ns/np/refs. $1000/mo. Coquitlam 2bdrm bsmt, near Schoolhouse/Austin.Avail immed. NS/Refs. $950/mo + shared utils.
GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now 3 BEDROOM Great location for seniors!
Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.
Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.
MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 1 bdrm $500-$550 includes hot water Certiﬁed Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm)
WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422
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
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
Persian kittens reg. Snow Whites Silver.1st Shots. Ready to go. Health guar. $600: 604-538-1446.
New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960
Super view - adult community Retire with us…on time…on budget
GREAT LOCATION * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO
PORT MOODY Heritage Mtn. Ravine Drive. 5 Bdrms + lrg office, 3-5 baths, approx. 3000 sq.ft. on 2 floors. Gorgeous city view from both floors. Dble garage. Ensuite with jacuzzi. Spacious decks. $2400/mo. Avail now. Call 604-725-4873.
Glenwood Manor Apartments 1 & 2 Bdrms from $685 & $850 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes cable, heat, hot water & parking Seniors discount 21387 Dewdney Trunk Rd
(604)466-5799 MAPLE RIDGE: Sunwood - Assisted Living Complex-New 1 bdrm incl. lunch & dinner daily. 24 hr emerg resp. Use of all fac. incl fitness. $2200/mo or $1750 without meals. Nov. 15th. (604)970-9510
Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, n/pets. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT
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
12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certiﬁed Crime Free Buildings
✶ Move In Allowance
Highrise 1/2 Block to Town F/F fridge & easy clean stoves Avail Aug 1. NO PETS
22330 McIntosh Avenue
(604)463-6841 MAPLE RIDGE 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, on 2nd Floor amenities room, weight room, f/p, new appl’s, insuite laundry, Beautiful master ensuite, 2 u/g parking, 24hr monitored security, avail in URBANO complex for Nov, credit checks & references mandatory Walk to shopping, schools. $1200/mo
604-463-1731 MAPLE RIDGE, Central. 11735-225 St. 2 bdrm - $900: incl heat & h.w. no dogs.604-467-9420 or 477-9021
OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE Various downtown locations. Avail. Now! Updated and well maintained. Various sizes 320sf. - 2000sf. Starting at $495/month.
Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage
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
604.465.7221 PORT COQUITLAM
2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 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 3 Bedroom, $1425. + utils. Lots of extras, nr amens n/p,n/s, serious inq’s 778-241-1231
Hollyhocks 3 Bdrm, 5 Appl f/p 1 1/2 bath N/S, N/P,across from playground. Av Dec 1 $1295 604-466-8499 MAPLE RIDGE twnhse 2bdrm with cheater ensuite, ns/np, $1000/mo Derek 604-839-6024. After 4pm 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 PITT MEADOWS, Ford & Harris, 3 bdrm T/H. Quiet family complex, rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-465-4851
Awning, ext. speakers, micro., thermopane windows, elec. Happi-Jacks and more! $24,995 (Stk.30389) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
2011 AUTUMN RIDGE 264RKS
DSI water heater, A/C, microwave, awning, 3 burner range, outside shower. $21,995 (Stk.30630) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
2004 GEAR Box Toy Hauler, 22ft, sleeps 8, dinette, full bath & tub, fueling station, outside p/w and shower, new tires, microwave, gasfour burner stove & more! Great condition! Price reduced $14500. (includes tow package) 604-7810714 or 604-476-9198
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Call Maria at ridgemeadows property management Mon Fri 9-6 604-466-2838 or visit www.ridgemeadowsproperty management.com
1 BEDROOM SUITES
743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Near Shopping & Amenities.
HOMES FOR RENT
Maple Ridge Central 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, No Smoking , No Pets $1650/mo Incls’ hydro & hot water, Available Dec 1st (778)552-8946
Manufactured Homes by Moduline Industries Under $110.00/sq. ft.
MAPLE RIDGE Central Mature Adult building 1 Bdrm apt., newly reno’d u/g parking,cable incld $600$650/mo, n/p, ref’s, For appoint 11am to 5pm (778)327-8405.
Queen Anne Apts.
MAPLE RIDGE: 3 bdrms upstairs, 1 den, 2 bthrms, lovely place. $1500: Avl Nov 15. Refs. (604)466-5620
22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894
1 & 2 Bdrs from $750/mo
SHUSWAP COUNTRY ESTATES
MAPLE COURT II
BBY nr Lough. Mall, upper 2 flrs of family home, 5 bdrms, dbl garage, ns/np/refs, $1800 +3/4 utils. P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops, parks & schools. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250
Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)
Suit Mature Adults
22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715
604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)
MAPLE RIDGE Central 1Bdrm 1/2 Duplex, Fenced back yd. Suit quiet Adult Incs cable $675 + hydro Refs & Dam Dep req 604-306-5752
1 & 2 BDRM SUITES
Deluxe Retirement Living
Call Donald 604.467.0176
2 Bedroom Apt $830/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.
CHILLIWACK, 1200sf, 2 bdrm over 45 rancher, 2 bath, f/p, cov patio, 5 appl, $239,900. Call (604)625-3498 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
Maple Ridge 22450-121st Street
BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095
560 Tree removal done RIGHT!
New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960.
#1 Cash Buyer
* ISA Certified Arborist *Hazard Tree Removal * Crown Reduction & Falling * Stump Grinding *Prune & Hedge Trim * Arborist Reports Insured WCB Free Estimates
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
LIFT-CHAIR/RECLINER Med blue in color. Abt 2yrs old Good Cond Asking $400. 604-465-6601
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
ROOMS FOR RENT
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
$75 OFF 1ST MONTH
Rooms from $435/mo. Fully Furn, weekly maid service, cable TV, private bath, on bus route, 5/min walk to commuter rail.
Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402
Haney Motor Hotel 22222 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Inquire in person between 9am - 3pm or
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
MAPLE RIDGE w. single priv rooms shared kitch & bath. $500-$550 incl utils. 604-467-4450, 604-833-4450.
BEAUTIFUL, brand-new 1 br suite $900 Sep entr, w/d, d/w, micro, sep heat, alarm, wifi. Must see - too many features to list. N/s, pets negotiable. Call 604-467-4812. COQUITLAM Westwood Plateau, lge bright 1 bdrm. 1010 sq. ft., priv. ent. Nr bus & Douglas College. $950 + 1/3 utils. 778-323-7530. MAILLARDVILLE. 1 bdrm main lvl. Pri ent. strg, prkg, incl ht/hydro. N/S. Avl now. Shrd W/D. Sml cat neg. $700/mo. 604-937-7161 aft. 4. MAPLE RIDGE 207th 2 Bdrm n/s, n/p, own W/D, large back yard $860 + % utils, Immed 604-614-6758 MAPLE RIDGE. 2 bdrm grd. flr. Avail. Nov. 1st. Sep entry. Prkg. 3 appls.Shared laundry.N/S.N/P Lease req.$950/mo.+$50utils. 604936-5728 or Beth @604-466-9458 MAPLE RIDGE: 800 sq.ft. 1 Bdrm, 230th & Dewdney Carp/Lam., shrd. lndy, sep .entry, NO pets/smokers, suits prof sgle/cple. Nov.1, $800 all incl & intrnt/wi-fi 604-466-9579 (bef 8pm) or 604-307-0787 anytime. Maple Ridge. Bright spac 2 bdrm in newer home. Fncd yrd, priv ent, shr lndry. Hw flr, new paint. ns/np. $900 incl hydro/net. Nov 1. 604-318-4631 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, Central. Newer home, legal grd lvl bright 2 bdrm, sep ent, own W/D. Lrg cov’d patio & yard. $1000 incl util. NS/NP. Ref’s req. Nov 15. 604-476-1617 MAPLE RIDGE East. Brand new 2 bdrm, over 1,000sf, sep entry, $900/mo incl utils/cable. Avail Nov. 1. NP/NS. (604)723-5476 MAPLE RIDGE. New 1 bdrm. lam flrs. share W/D. Suits single. ns/np Ref. $660. Avail now. 604-467-5041 MAPLE RIDGE new bsmnt suite, 2 bdrm, quiet neighborhood, incl. 5 appl., insuite ldry., utils. incl. Lge covered deck, N/P N/S. Avail. now. $900/mo. 604-467-1053
CARS - DOMESTIC
778-865-5454 Cash for all vehicles Free towing Quick service Always available 778-865-5454
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 Honda CRV EX, black, 69,100 kms. $13,490. Exc cond. orig. owner. 2.4 L auto, real time AWD. Extra set of summer tires, flr/cargo mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354 7 - 9 pm.
2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: www.bcacuction.ca. Info: 250-952-5003 2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $8800 firm. Call 604-538-4883.
SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly & Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
Maple Ridge ~ Rockridge
1996 SUZUKI Swift 2 dr. auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $950. Call (778) 551-1662. 2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $21,490. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.
Beautiful 1 Bdrm, very quiet area, 9 ft ceilings Suits single, Shared W/D, N/S, N/P, Min 1 yr lease $800 includes util’s & cable
BENJAMIN TOWING Flat rate $49
MR: 203 St. 2 br bsmt, full bathr, laminate, own w/d & parking, cls to amen., $850/mo incl. util., N/S, N/P Avail. now, 778-558 2344 PORT MOODY. Heritage Mountain 2 bdrm (lrg w/view) + office space, 1300 sq/ft, insuite w/d, all appls. Avail now. $1200. 604-725-4873.
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
1987 CHEVROLET Celebrity, clean 166,00kms, $1000. obo Call 604-619-8596 1988 Lincoln TOWN CAR, fully loaded, very good cond. New bumper / alternator & tuneup aircared $1800 obo. 604-463-8087 2002 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 4.7 Lt V8, trailer hitch, full PW options, Aircared, Runs & looks great. $8,000 PH: 604-463-6062 2004 CHEV OPTRA, auto, 4/door, loaded, air cond. 127,000/kms. AirCared. $4200/obo 604-780-8404
2000 DODGE GREAT WEST VAN Class B Motorhome 318V8 107,000 km. Rebuilt transmission has 400 km & warranty. Like new in & out. A/C, fantastic fan, toilet, shower, am/fm stereo w/ CD & Cassette, dvd w/ screen. Fridge, stove, micro, sink. A must see! $23500 obo. 604-796-8792
TRUCKS & VANS
1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $1800. Call (604)869-3137
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