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Developers court civic candidates Pitt council hopefuls offered campaign contributions by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter Developers and the companies that build homes and malls in Pitt Meadows are eager to contribute to the campaigns council candidates. This week, the city, along with Maple Ridge, ranked second as the best place in British Columbia to invest in for the third straight year. Bruce Bell, seeking a second term on Pitt council, has received calls offering to help fund his campaign from three different developers. “I have been offered money from developers this time and I’ve turned it all down,” said Bell, adding when he first ran in 2008, only one developer approached him. Bell doesn’t need their cash because he’s been saving up for his campaign and estimates it will cost him $2,500. See Campaign, p13

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Winterizing Rod Heppner, with Southern Drip Irrigation, speeds around a blueberry field Thursday at Biln Farms, at the north end of 216th Street in Maple Ridge, as he prepares it for winter by releasing the water from the pipes that run through it.

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he house looks like the perfect place to raise a family. It sits adjacent to Westview secondary and is a block or so away from Laity View elementary. On a school day, students stream past the beige home at 12220 Skillen St. Some admit

they’ve noticed an odd smell. “I’ve smelled weed in the morning,” says Erica Smith, who was waiting for a ride with her brother Jeff. Both were surprised to learn the quaint house was the location of a medical marijuana grow operation that continues to operate despite exceeding its licence limit last year, and alleged links to organized crime.

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“I don’t think it’s good to have it right near a school,” said Smith. Westview secondary and neighbours have spent the better part of two years complaining about the grow operation, which began as an illegal enterprise, was busted by RCMP twice, but then obtained a Health Canada marijuana production licence, legally sanctioning the crop.

Last year, though, police raided the property and found the tenant had far exceeded the licence for 73 marijuana plants. Mounties seized 1,744 plants from the house and arrested a 41-year-old man. No one was charged. A search warrant application shows an alleged gang connection to the property and states the electricity consumption was “four to six times what a restaurant like Kentucky Fried Chicken uses.” See Growop, p17

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A Westview student walks by the medical growop on Skillen Street.

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School trustee candidates vie for board seats All vow to fight for better funding from provincial government by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter There was plenty of space at the candidates’ table Tuesday night at the Whonnock Community Centre, as just seven of 11 Maple Ridge school trustee hopefuls showed up to take part in the only all-candidates meeting being held for them prior to the Nov. 19 municipal election. Of the 11 candidates who originally signed up to run for trustee in Maple Ridge, only Susan Carr, Ken Clarkson, Cherie Delainey, Mary Flavelle, Mike Murray, Michelle Neale Larose and Dave Rempel were present for the debate, which was attended by close to 50 residents. Candidates Gary Cleave and Kathy Marshall were both absent, while Rod Smelser and Melanie Scott both previously dropped out of the election race. The trustee candidates that were in attendance vowed to fight for public education and advocate for better funding from the provincial government. However, specifics on just how they would do that were thin. With the provincial government controlling most aspects of public education, including teacher bargaining and funding, trustees have little power at their disposal. Current board chair Ken Clarkson said he

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(From left) Maple Ridge school trustee candidates Mike Murray, Michelle Neale-Larose, Ken Clarkson, Susan Carr, Dave Rempel, Mary Flavelle, and Cherie Delainey take part in the all-candidates debate at the Whonnock Community Centre on Tuesday. would advocate for more control at the local level. Murray said he would draw on his experience working with different levels of government as the general manager for parks and leisure services to bring new resources to the district. Delainey said she would take a stand with the minister of education on increasing public education funding, even if that meant “banging on her door,” despite the fact George Abbott has been serving as education minister since March.

The ongoing job action by B.C. teachers, who are currently attempting to negotiate a new province-wide contract, was also a hot topic. Neale Larose, who is the current chair of the District Parent Advisory Council, said she supports teachers in their fight for a fair contract, and asked parents to be patient with the process. “I understand that we all want the teachers back to work, but there are issues that need to be resolved, and we need to be respectful of that,” said Neale Larose. It was a view shared by many at the meet-

ing. Flavelle, a former teacher, said the provincial bargaining process, which has seen teachers legislated back to work with contracts forced on them multiple times in the past 10 years, has done damage to the public education system, and advocated for more local bargaining. Carr, a current trustee, encouraged the provincial government to come to a fair, negotiated agreement with teachers and put and end to the job action. “Education has to come first.” The longer the province takes to come to an agreement with teachers, the more damage is done to relationships with teachers, and that can effect learning in the classroom, said Rempel, also a current trustee. Clarkson stressed the importance of maintaining a positive working relationship with teachers, pointing to the current board’s accomplishments in that area. “You’re not going to get rid of conflict, but you can work through it,” he said. Many at the meeting said the school district needs to offer students more choices if public education is to remain relevant. “This is a great school district, but there’s room for improvement,” said Delainey. “We have to make sure kids coming out of high school are better prepared for a life of earning.” Carr said more options have to be provided to students, such as trade programs. “Not every high school student is headed to university.”

Mayoral candidates talk business, planning, Albion Craig Ruthven also wants Maple Ridge to cut its expenses by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter The debate between those who would be mayor continued Wednesday at Webster’s Corners, with the newcomer continuing his call to overhaul the planning department and bring new blood to Maple Ridge municipal hall. “I’m here today to kind of challenge the status quo a bit,” said Craig Ruthven. The district’s planning department, he added, should be reformed so it can speed up applications, and Maple Ridge needs to become more business friendly, so businesses remain in the district. There are elements in the bureaucracy that are “purposely stalling growth and we need to see some change.” The district should also be able to cut its expenses, Ruthven said. “To say there’s no possibility of finding savings, I think, is a bit fatalistic. “There’s always room for improvement.” But for a community that’s supposedly driving business away, there have been 1,500 new business licences issued in the last decade, making Maple Ridge No. 3 in the region, pointed out Mayor Ernie

Daykin. The north end of the 256th Street area, zoned for industrial, has huge potential for broadening the tax base, he added. And the district doesn’t spend like drunken sailors, he said, answering a spectator’s question. Just drop into the district’s business planning sessions, he added. Cutting spending means cutting services, and after talking to voters, “for the most part, they’re not prepared to do that,” Daykin said. Council, though, should set a good example, said his challenger. Maple Ridge council salaries climbed 53 per cent in the previous term, while council last summer OK’d a 13-per-cent raise over three years for the incoming council. “I think the leadership should lead by example,” Ruthven said. By making that decision before the election, council was either delusional, or crazy, or stupid, he added. Ruthven said Maple Ridge needs new leadership, noting that Daykin’s family has been in the area since the 1870s. “I don’t think he’s gone very far, very often.” Daykin, though, said he’s been out of the country a number of times and didn’t apologize for calling Maple Ridge his home town. The pair traded points for half an hour Wednesday in the latest in a series of allcandidates meetings to allow 28 candidates

to make their cases to the voters before the Nov. 19 election. The location of the all-candidates’ meeting was Webster’s Corners elementary by 256th Street, but shopping, maybe big box shopping in Albion, was first on the list of questions from the audience. The district hasn’t received an application to develop shopping in Albion flats, along Lougheed Highway and 105th Avenue, said Daykin. “We have not turned anybody down.” Many large-format stores are looking for “significant numbers in population.” And Thrifty Foods is about to open in Haney Place Mall, Daykin added, while Zellers at the other end of the mall is expected to be renovated as Target in 2013. But SmartCentres, the development company which leases to Wal-Mart, has been making overtures for the last eight to nine years, countered Ruthven. The district hasn’t been clear if it wants or doesn’t want big-box stores, while the real issue is that Albion flats is farmland, which politicians don’t want to be seen acting on. “What we should have had is real rigourous interaction with the public,” on the area. Maple Ridge earlier this year created a draft plan calling for development of the entire area, most of which is in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

It’s awaiting comment from the Agricultural Land Commission on its proposal. Questioners wanted to know why Dewdney Trunk Road was in such bad shape and why it took 45 minutes to drive from 256th to 203rd street. Daykin didn’t deny much work had to be done. “I’m not going to promise things that I can’t deliver.” But Ruthven said congestion was a result of having two models that conflict with each other. The district wants to develop downtown, while at the same time, suburbs are developing. That’s a result of poor planning, he added. Growth in the suburbs should be tempered, he added later. The mayor pointed out that the district spent $2.4 million in the last two years paving roads, while thanks to its membership in TransLink, receives $900,000 annually in major road network funding. One questioner asked both if working in the real estate business and serving as councillor created a conflict of interest. “No,” Daykin said simply, before sitting down. It’s not a simple issue, replied Ruthven. At the least, such councillors shouldn’t be involved in real estate decisions, he explained. But barring realtors from council could rule out good candidates. “You need to vote for people … you can trust and watch them closely,” he added.


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WINTER BLUES Yes it’s that time of year again when you have to scrape the window and get your levels checked. Especially the antifreeze coolant. Don’t let this ‘not so cold’ weather fool or lull you into ignoring your old four-wheel buddy out there in the garage or driveway. It’s ten degrees colder during the night than it was less than a month ago, hence the scraping of the windshield before leaving for work some mornings. It will be ten degrees colder yet really soon, so accept that fact and get your vehicle into the shop for its winter check-over. The thing about winter weather is you need to prepare for it to minimize your chances of getting stuck out in the cold. Life can be very cruel when the car won’t run and that heater can’t throw any heat out to warm your piggie toes. Especially when a simple inspection to check over your vehicle is all it takes to prevent most of the unnerving surprises that can occur to your vehicle. Winter is a different beast and it needs to be respected by those of us that rely on our vehicles to get us thru the day. Your number one concern, when taking it in for service would be the heating system. The heater in your vehicle is one small part of a larger picture that contains many subsystems under the hood of your car or truck. It depends on quite a few other components doing their jobs in unison, while a small fan blows air past a small radiator full of antifreeze coolant usually located under the dash on most vehicles. It’s important that your auto service provider know all the components of your coolant system and how they interact with each other, as opposed to just how to hook it up to a flush machine and offer you a coffee and newspaper! For instance, we suggest that you change your thermostat whenever you do a coolant system flush, as the thermostat renewal is more important to do than the flush. To do a coolant system flush without changing the thermostat is like doing an oil change without renewing the oil filter. It doesn’t make much sense. For those of you that were not aware of what I just explained, don’t be alarmed as you represent the vast majority of motorists. Modern vehicles represent a lot more than what meets the eye when you lift the hood. The reason you don’t recognize much in the engine compartment anymore or you don’t see what you're looking for is due, in large part, to downsizing. It’s there somewhere, it’s just been jammed into a different spot by a computer-controlled robot that bears no similarities to the human being that has to find, diagnose and repair it. That’s why you want to take your vehicle to a licenced automotive technician certified to work on the entire vehicle, not just one small part of it.

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I was over there all the time: Hogarth by P hil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter Cleanup of a troubled rental house on Edge Street is now underway after a fire Sunday. The Maple Ridge Fire Department requested this week that garbage be removed from the house at 12038 Edge Street as soon as possible and that the building be secured until it’s either torn down or repaired. By Wednesday, a three-man cleanup crew wading through the junk, at some points chest-high, cleaning up the litter, quickly filling one container that had been brought on to the site. If a decision is made to tear down the building, that’s no longer a simple process, explained fire chief Dane Spence. First a hazmat assessment must be done and any hazard-

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The rental house has now been boarded up and may be torn down. ous material in the building, usually asbestos, has to be removed before demolition crews move in to level the place. While Spence said the property wasn’t identified as a problem for the fire department, it has received four calls there in the past four years. One, in March 2007, was about a drug overdose. Another, from March 2008, involved a burning complaint, while the fire department has a record of an assault there in June 2008. Sunday’s fire was the most recent incident. The house may have

had some suites inside. “There was evidence of some squatting. It looked like there were at least two suites,” Spence added. Maple Ridge Coun. Al Hogarth, a realtor, has been managing the property for the past few years and evicted the renters on Oct. 31. He said it was a lengthy effort to get the three residents to follow clean-up orders. “I did what I had to do under the Residential Tenancy Act, because they weren’t complying with any request. They were totally against ev-

Request for Standing Offer SNOW CLEARING SERVICES RFSO-OP11-55 The District of Maple Ridge invites standing offers from General Contractors and Owner/Operators for the purpose of establishing a call out list of qualified operators and their equipment to provide overload snow clearing services on an ‘as and when required basis’. Services from qualified contractors will be requested on an ‘on call basis’ with no guarantee of work, to support the District of Maple Ridge Engineering and Operations Department from December 01, 2011 through to April 30, 2012. General Scope of Work may include, but not limited to the clearing and salting/ sanding of District roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, access lanes, and fire lanes. Salt will be supplied by the District to provide salting of Municipal sites only, for which snow clearing services have been requested by the Site Authority or Designate. It is preferred that submissions be received at the location below by 2:00 P.M. Local Time, November 22, 2011 at the following address: District of Maple Ridge 11995 Haney Place, Reception Desk (Main Floor) Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6A9 Submissions received after this date may or may not be accepted. Submissions may also be submitted by email to: Complete details regarding this request for offer and contractor requirements are available for download from BCBid at

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The only file still active is the one concerning Sunday’s blaze, which is being investigated as suspicious. Current assessment records say the owner of the property is Topia Ivy Club Maple, with a Burnaby mailing address. A director of that company lives in Maple Ridge. The company also owns the two lots immediately to the east of the house that caught fire. According to Maple Ridge bylaws director Liz Holitzky, the property had two bylaw complaints concerning illegal suites, one from 2006 and one from 2010, then in 2007, a complaint of a homeless person on the property. There were also eight complaints under the untidy-unsightly premises bylaw, five of those initiated by the district under its policy that allows bylaw officials to initiate investigations in the downtown, without waiting for a complaint from the public. Each time, letters are sent to the property owner to clean up. If they do so, the file is closed. There are no open files on the property, said Holitzky.

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erything within the rental agreement that they signed. “It was a long and dusty road … thanks to our liberal Residential Tenancy Act.” He said under the act, tenants can be evicted with a month’s notice for not following bylaw regulations. He had to provide notice each time he visited. “The antics that were going on there. I can’t kick people out because they have friends come to visit them.” The tenants were in there for quite some time, Hogarth added. They would clean the property up, then it would get messy again. “I was over there constantly.” He said they were told to clean up four times. “This last time they didn’t. They realized they had to go because I had had enough.” Ridge Meadows RCMP say there have been four calls at the property in 2011, two resulting in no action. But a call on March 23 of this year resulted in police seizing crystal meth, cocaine and heroine from the residence, with no charges resulting from the seizure.

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Judge request psychiatric assessment for young rapist Mitchell Pratt comes from troubled family by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter A young man from Maple Ridge and found guilty of a brutal rape will undergo a psychiatric assessment before being sentenced. Provincial court judge Deirdre Pothecary ordered the evaluation Friday for Mitchell Pratt, who pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault causing bodily harm in August. The 20-year-old has been held in a provincial men’s prison since he was arrested in March 2010 for sexually assaulting a woman, in her early 20s, on Lougheed Highway. During the attack, which took place between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. near the Alouette Animal Hospital, a man walked past, but did not stop to help, despite the woman’s pleas. “She asked for help, but nobody helped her,” said Crown prosecutor Andrew Blunt, adding that identification by the victim played a big part in getting Pratt to plead guilty. Judge Pothecary believed psychiatrist testing was necessary in Pratt’s case. “He is only 20, so we are missing information that would be of use,” she told the court. “I want to get a better picture of

Mitchell.” By coincidence, the judge has dealt with all of the four Pratt siblings, who are cousins’ of Darnell Darcy Pratt, a 22-year-old man convicted of killing a Maple Ridge gas station attendant and who is currently on the lam from police. “I want the testing done because I’ve had a report on a couple of your brothers who had very different outcomes,” said Judge Pothecary. “I am very worried about you and your brothers and I want to see that each of you gets the very best that can be obtained for you.” Pratt is scheduled to return to court in December.

Notice of Public Hearing TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, North-East corner entrance, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011 to consider the following bylaws: 1a) 2011-019-RZ MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6871-2011 LEGAL: Lot 9, District Lots 406 & 408, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 29456; LOCATION: 10515 240th Street PURPOSE: To amend Schedules “B” and “C” of the Official Community Plan FROM: Urban Residential TO: Conservation

Darnell Pratt still on the run The young man who dragged a Maple Ridge gas station attendant to his death six years ago and violated his parole a second time, remains at large and wanted by police. Darnell Darcy Pratt failed to return to the Victoria halfway house he was staying at just two days after being released from a federal penitentiary. A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Pratt’s arrest and Victoria Police are warning the public not to approach him because he is considered violent. • If you see Pratt, phone 911 immediately. If you have information about Pratt’s whereabouts, call detective Shawn Robson at 1-250-995-7233 or email


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THE NEWS/opinion News Views

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Honour, respect Today is Remembrance Day. That means a long weekend for most British Columbians. And the temptation to take full advantage of the three-day respite from work will be great. Some may hightail it out of town. Some will get a start on their Christmas shopping. Which is all well and good, provided we pause to honour and reflect on the sacrifices others made that allow us to enjoy such luxuries as long weekends, travel, bountiful stores. The last of the First World War veterans are gone. The ranks of those who served in the Second World War dwindle every year. Soon they, and the stories they tell to enliven that conflict to current generations, will also be gone. Their sacrifice and their selfless contribution when they were in the prime of their lives to allow us our current freedoms and quality of life are unquestioned. When they went off to war, the enemy was apparent, unmistakable in its intent. Their job was to be liberators, to vanquish that enemy, banish it forever as a threat. As we watch them shuffle by in ever-smaller ranks at Remembrance Day ceremonies, it’s hard not to swell with pride at the job they did so well. The veterans of more contemporary conflicts, like the war in Afghanistan, don’t have it so easy. The war they were sent to fight is not universally seen as our war. The freedoms they fight to uphold are more removed from our daily lives. The decision to send them there is regarded by some as more political than just. Sixty years on, their stories won’t be of heroic landings by tens of thousands on fortified beaches; they’ll be about patrols along dusty roads where death might lurk in a pothole around the next corner. The success of their missions won’t be measured in our ability to vote in free elections, but in better access to education and an improved standard of living in faraway lands. For that, their sacrifice is no less deserving of our honour and respect. – Black Press

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last wrote about saving the health care system some money by setting aside your fears and erroneous beliefs and to get your flu shot. Speaking about fears, one of my earliest childhood recollections is getting my smallpox vaccination. Health Care That was at a time Marco Terwiel when smallpox was still a dreaded disease and I don’t think that the thought of eradicating this killer had even entered in anybody’s mind. Times were different and it was normal that the family doctor came to the house to administer the vaccine by scratching my skin in two spots on my upper arm until he drew a bit of blood and put some live cowpox virus into the very superficial wounds. I was really scared and my mother’s advice to be brave and cooperative fell on deaf ears. Instead, I would not be surprised if both my mother and the doctor would have been slightly deaf at the end of the procedure on account of my very loud protestations. After the doctor was finished, I had to admit, I really did not feel any pain at all. But the experience stuck vividly in my mind ever since and I have always felt sorry for the babies that were brought in my office for not just one, but, all told, often up to some 14 different vaccinations,


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be it that we can combine three or four vaccines in just one poke in the thigh. Like with so many things in life, we have to make choices, and often the choice between protecting the child from a variety of potentially lethal diseases on the one hand, and on the other foregoing the safety of the subsequent immunity by refusing to vaccinate. When I was a child, I accompanied my parents to a lot of funerals of classmates or the burial of their siblings who had died as a result of diphteria, tetanus, measles, whooping cough and other infectious diseases, because other than the smallpox vaccine, all the others were not yet available. Smallpox used to kill one in three adults and eight out of 10 children, if they were not vaccinated. The ones who survived were often quite disfigured, with ugly deep scars on their faces and elsewhere on the body. There was no doubt about the efficacy of the vaccine, but a few people refused to be vaccinated. Most of those who refused were victims of religious leaders who led them to believe that the Creator was opposed, even though there is not a single reference in the bible about vaccinations. How could there be when the procedure did not even exist in biblical times? But there were many in underdeveloped countries who would have gladly received the vaccine, if it would have been available to them. By the time I was 30 years old and had qualified as a physician, more than 15

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million people still died annually from this dreaded disease. Ten years later, not a single person suffered from smallpox, because the World Health Organization completed a worldwide campaign to eradicate the disease by mass vaccination on every continent. When the smallpox virus could not find a susceptible host any more, it died, since it needs a human being to survive. As a result, all children born in the past 30 years have been spared both the fear and discomfort of the vaccination. In the meantime, scientists developed vaccines against rabies and anthrax, measles, mumps, hepatitis, chickenpox, meningitis and polio. Currently, the WHO and Unicef, with the assistance of 1.2 million Rotarians, are waging a worldwide campaign to eradicate poliomyelitis from the planet. We missed the year 2000 target, mainly because of civil war, internal strife, religious opposition and the conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India, but we are very close to completing the task, which will free up $2 billion dollars a year in vaccinations that are no longer necessary to protect our children against that disease. Once polio has been eradicated, the world will tackle measles, a disease that decimated the aboriginal people in North America when the European settlers brought it to this continent. It still will have dire consequences for too many if you contract the disease if not protected by the vaccination. See Health, p7

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Re: No need for garbage pickup (The News, Nov. 9) For those of us who have recycled enthusiastically for many years, the imposition of a tax to cover curbside garbage collection would be an insulting slap in the face. It’s like saying don’t waste time sorting and separating anymore, just chuck it all in the garbage can and the municipal crew will collect it. After all, we have to pay for it anyway, so why bother. We should at least have the choice to opt out if we wish. PATRICIA WOODLAND MAPLE RIDGE

How is this fair? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: We do need more Warren Buffets (Letters, Nov. 9). Dan Banov certainly doesn’t seem to have any trouble defending the way the free enterprise system has been allowed to develop over the recent decades, so I have one more question for him. In Britain the other day, The Guardian newspaper reported that “between 1947 and 1979, productivity in the U.S. rose by 119 per cent, while the income of the bottom fifth of the population rose by 122 per cent. But from 1979 to 2009, productivity rose by 80 per cent, while the income of the bottom fifth fell by 4 per cent. In roughly the same period, the income of the top one per cent rose by 270 per cent.” Can Mr. Banov please explain to us why he thinks this is fair? STUART DE JONG MAPLE RIDGE Wake up From: alloutfun, posted on Re: Mayoral candidates spar over Albion flats (The News, Nov. 9). SmartCentres has been patiently waiting for years. Meanwhile, Pelton comes in with a plan written on a cocktail napkin, and what do you know, it is whisked off to the ALC faster than you can shake a stick. Then it comes out that Pelton contributed ... [to some] incumbents’ election campaigns. Taxpayers have been paying through the nose for studies for the Albion flats. In any other municipality, the developers pay for those. We are being taken folks. Wake up and vote the bums out of office.

Fears are unfounded Health from p6 It is disturbing to see that more and more parents refuse to have their children vaccinated against these killer diseases because they have unfounded fears or pseudo scientific beliefs that they are harming their offspring by the time proven vaccines. Yes, there is the extremely rare, but severe, adverse reaction with vaccinations. But that risk is infinitely small compared to the considerable risk of losing a child unnecessarily from lack of protection. If this trend continues, we will see a return of infant mortality like I witnessed many years ago. Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge.

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rominent in the debate on the City of Abbotsford’s proposed Stave Lake public-private water supply project, is the foreboding concept of “giving up control of our water...” It invokes visions of foreign fat-cats Commentary holding us to ran- Andrew Holota som with hyperinflated rates, generating vast profits. It’s a pet bogeyman for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, among other groups. The province, and Ottawa, have jurisdiction over water resources. Opinions differ obviously, but the prevailing political and legal view is that unless water is being exported and sold, international trade laws have no effect. And that’s just not on the table here. In fact, even if the City of Abbotsford wanted to export bulk water at some point, say to the U.S., it is prevented from doing so, under the provincial Water Protection Act. That point was confirmed last week in a letter to the city, by the B.C. deputy comptroller of water rights. So, the rights to Stave Lake water in a P3 deal remain in the public domain. Same with the treatment plant infrastructure and all other assets. As with the Abbotsford regional hospital – also a P3 project – the hard assets remain public property. In that

example, it’s the service contract that has changed corporate hands, several times. And so what? The companies that hold the contract to sweep the hospital floors and do the myriad other things required to keep a hospital running, are not now dictating public health care, telling you when you can have your hip surgery. There’s no doubt, however, that the contract is critical. It details the terms of the agreement, and spells out the consequences of a private operator failing to meet standards of delivery and quality. Usually, those penalties are financial – and substantial – which is why P3 projects are considered by some to offer more incentive for performance from a private partner than a public system. On that note, there’s no guarantee that a publicly operated water supply is immune to human error, incompetence or corruption. Canada’s worst water disaster in Walkerton, Ont., which killed seven people, involved a public utility. Interestingly, that city’s water supply now involves a private sector arrangement. But for the moment, let’s put the private control goblin back in the closet, and address the other ghoul in the room. Public trust. That’s a far more tangible challenge for city hall as it endeavours to sell the Stave Lake plan, because many taxpayers have been spooked by Plan A.

Several years ago, ostensibly aware of the approaching need for a new water supply, the council of the day nevertheless embarked upon an ambitious project to provide Abbotsford with a new arts centre, and sports and entertainment arena. The undertaking ultimately climbed to $115 million. Then, in an effort to fill its new facility, the city signed a 10-year deal with an AHL hockey club, guaranteeing them break-even revenue. Since 2009, the arena and the Heat team have cost taxpayers about $6 million. In the clear light of hindsight, you could question city hall priorities and business acumen. You could also question the way those decisions were communicated. You could wonder the same in terms of how the city consulted the public in terms of water supply options. Voters now face an all-or-none water referendum. If the latter passes, can the City of Abbotsford negotiate a watertight (no pun intended) water supply contract that will fully protect all aspects of public interest? If the referendum fails, what then? Ultimately, Abbotsford must have a new water supply. What’s the cost of delaying the Stave Lake project? What’s the cost of slowing growth? And who’s to steer us through these times? It’s one thing to climb on the popular “no” bandwagon. It’s quite another to lead the parade. Andrew Holota is editor of the Abbotsford News, a Black Press affiliate.

Life would be easier if all would slow down EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Garbage truck worker passes away (The News, Nov. 4). I was very sorry to hear that Dean McLean, who was struck by a car that passed a garbage truck, has died. I find myself frustrated and angry at drivers who find it necessary to take my life and others in their hands by careless, reckless driving. I realize there is probably an ongoing investigation into this death and perhaps no decision on who is at fault, but on a daily basis I see other drivers speeding,

passing dangerously and behaving recklessly. Just last week I was driving down River Road at about 3:30 a.m. and found myself behind the street-cleaning truck. It was going slower than the posted 50 km/h limit, but it was in the wee hours of the morning and there wasn’t a lot of traffic. However, eventually a couple of vehicles ended up behind me. I was going as slow as the truck because I couldn’t pass where I couldn’t see what was in front of the truck. This didn’t stop the two cars behind me, despite

the fact that the road was curved, there was a stop sign in front of the street cleaner, and you really couldn’t see what if anything was coming. They both raced past us and went through the stop sign without stopping. Every morning that I am driving (it’s part of my job, otherwise I would be safe at home), at about 4 a.m., the speeding vehicles start racing through Maple Ridge. It is probably fair to say the average speed on Dewdney Trunk Road is 80 km/h, and 100 km/h on Lougheed Highway. Vehicles race from light

to light, weaving in and out of traffic, and seem to find it necessary to drive in the passing lane. If everyone could just slow down a little, and exercise some patience, life would be so much easier. Leave for work earlier if you think you are going to be late. Don’t pass what you can’t see in front of, and remember, there are people with families that love them on the roads. Stop putting yourself first and show some self control. DEBORAH PLETT MAPLE RIDGE

How else are voters supposed to make decisions? EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Voter apathy, you say? How about candidate apathy? At the recent Democracy Fair at the ACT, only 18 out of a possible 26 candidates in attendance. Furthermore, I have diligently scanned the local newspapers and have only seen a few ads, almost all from the incumbents. So how are we to decide on any wannabees,

who are unknown to most potential voters? Maybe the incumbents, none of whom showed up at the Democracy Fair except for Mayor Ernie Daykin, know something. With 26 candidates for six positions, who is going to bother to sort it all out, meaning that many will just vote for the names they know. In other words, stay with the status quo.

Well, that’s not for me. I definitely want to see some changes and there are a few candidates who appear to have a vision for progress and are willing to push the establishment. It could be that a number of these hopefuls feel that the internet is the only way to go, but they are sadly mistaken. If we were to examine the demographics of who are the 29 per cent who voted last time,

most likely it would, by and large, be the older generation, who probably don’t Twitter or Facebook or what-have-you. One wonders if the only incentive is the lucrative pay being offered these days to our politicians. For sure, the voter apathy is real and disturbing, but so is the non-effort by many of the candidates. WALTER VERWOERD MAPLE RIDGE

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Swiftbirds honour war vets Formation team flies on Remembrance Day by L arr y Pru n e r Black Press

John Northey’s team of formation fliers will take to the sky Friday at 11 a.m. and, in order and in spans of roughly 90 seconds, fly over ceremonies in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Jericho and downtown Vancouver’s Victory Square. very important safety consideration for both aviators and mariners alike,” Northey said. “Making sure you’re well educated and well informed are requirements for both safe flying and safe boating.”


ast Friday, 76-year-old John Northey of Port Moody rode his motorcycle to Squamish. This Friday, you’ll have to look skyward to find him – and, no, his road trip didn’t end in tragic misfortune. For more than 30 years, Northey and a group of other pilots of his generation have flown in formation to commemorate Remembrance Day ceremonies across the Lower Mainland. This year will be no exception as Northey — a Royal Canadian Air Force pilot in the 1950s and longtime formation flying instructor — and eight others will again slide into the cockpits of their vintage aircraft to honour war veterans and offer those on the ground paying their respects a glimpse of history, including serving the memorial gatherings in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Belcarra. Northey heads the Swiftbird Formation Team out of Pitt Meadows Regional Airport and his four-pilot group will join five others from the Langley-based Snowflakes crew to form a nine-plane formation today. The Swiftbirds have been togeth-

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“Knowledge of the weather is a very important safety consideration for both aviators and mariners alike.” John Northey, pilot

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John Northey (right), 76, is part of a nine-member team of pilots who will be flying in formation for Remembrance Day ceremonies, starting in Maple Ridge, then Pitt Meadows, then through the Tri-Cities, ending up over Vancouver’s Victory Square. er 20 years, often joining in various summertime air shows around the province in addition to their Remembrance Day journeys. And in all those formations, the man who was mayor of Port Moody from 1993 to ’96 said he has never encountered a near-mishap. A big reason for that, he said, is the briefing for a formation takes

as long as the flight itself, and that all pilots taking part know they’re an integral part of a team. Northey bought his Globe Swift, a two-seat sport monoplane from the post-Second World War period, 38 years ago. In addition to flying and, more recently, motorcycling, Northey is an accomplished sailor and safety

advocate on the water. From 2002 to ’04, we was a member of the not-for-profit Port Moody Power and Sail Squadron and for a decade starting in 1999, he taught weather and regulatory environment portions of the boat safety course the PoMo squadron runs twice annually. “Knowledge of the weather is a

And in his 30-plus years flying formation for Remembrance Day, only weather got in the way, with heavy fog grounding the team. That will be less of a problem for Northey since he recently sold his boat and bought a motorcycle, prompting a question of why a 76-year-old man feels the need to fire up an engine and cruise skies, waters and roads. “I wouldn’t call [myself] a thrillseeker,” Northey said. “It’s more a desire to turn dinosaurs into noise.” - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 9

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Number of school board hopefuls down to nine by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The pool of candidates vying for a seat on the Maple RidgePitt Meadows Board of Education has thinned once again after Maple Ridge candidates Rod Smelser and Melanie Scott pulled out of the race. That brings the total number of candidates running in Maple Ridge to nine, with five seats at the board table up for grabs. Smelser said he was unable to devote the time needed to cam-

paign after enrolling in classes at Simon Fraser University. “I had to cut back on something, so that was it,” he said. Smelser, a recently retired economist with the federal government’s employment insurance agency, said he may run again in 2014, depending on time constraints. Scott, a young mother of one, said she didn’t feel she was able to make the time commitment to the school board. “Some things have changed for me and my family, and I felt like I couldn’t put the time in,” she said. “It’s a big commitment.” Scott also said she may choose to run

For the record Maple Ridge council candidate Corisa Bell’s age was incorrectly stated in the Nov. 9 issue

again in the next municipal elections three years from now. While Smelser’s and Scott’s departure has left Maple Ridge voters with fewer choices on their ballot come election day, Pitt Meadows voters won’t have a say in who represents them at the Nelson board table. Eleanor Palis and Sarah Nelson were acclaimed as trustees last month when the only other candidate in the race for the two Pitt Meadows trustee seats pulled out of the race. By comparison, a total 19 candidates ran

for school trustee in the 2008 municipal elections; 15 in Maple Ridge and four in Pitt Meadows. While trustee elections haven’t garnered much interest from potential candidates this election, the same can’t be said for the Maple Ridge council race, where 28 candidates are vying for six council seats. “For some reason, people seem to be a lot more interested in the council race,” said Smelser. “But the school district has a bigger budget.”

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Developers court Ridge candidates Unlike Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge candidates have varied responses by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter Toss out a question into cyberspace and you never know what kind of response you’ll get – such as the few posed by The News on campaign donations to candidates from developers. As could be expected, the response was varied. The News asked Maple Ridge council candidates if they’d been approached by developers offering donations, and if so, by whom and how much. Cheryl Ashlie has been approached by developers and says it’s a common practice. If she gets a cheque in the mail for that purpose, she’ll send it back. She accepts help from friends and family however and will be reporting all that out, as required, in campaign disclosure forms after the election. But running a campaign is expensive, said Dana Lang.

“It is great to have businesses and residents donate money, time, and items in kind because they believe in you and your campaign. “Not all developers and real estate agents are bad. There are many upstanding members in our community.” But it’s important to know the background of those contributors, she added. For Elizabeth Taylor, in her second municipal campaign, candidates shouldn’t accept any donations of money. A friend has helped with some printing however, but she pays for own campaign. She hasn’t been approached by any developers. Claus Andrup offers a blanket no when it comes to the question about being approached by developers. He’s paying for most of his own campaign and says he’d accept

donations from developers who want to develop in the downtown area or those wishing to expand their business into Maple Ridge. But he won’t accept contributions from “realtors, developers or property owners with land in the ALR.” Ken Stewart, a former councillor and MLA, has had a number of people offer to give money to help with campaign costs, most of them individuals. “I politely turned them all down and as with my last municipal election I will be paying all costs by myself.” Al Hogarth says his largest contributions came from his own company, past clients, friends and associates. “I view campaign donations no differently than endorsements of groups, unions or other organizations … Alex Pope hasn’t had any offers of help from developers but doesn’t have a specific policy although he would not be willing to accept “exces-

sively large contributions or contributions from someone whose vision for Maple Ridge wasn’t similar to my own.” Corisa Bell hasn’t been approached by developers. “Donations will be arranged with my campaign manager and/or financial agent; I will never look at my list of campaign donors. I’ve made this decision to avoid those who intend to fund campaigns for the purpose of seeking future favour.” Craig Speirs said he sent back a $500 cheque from a developer and also rejected a cheque from a union. But accepting donations is all legal, he points out. He plans on releasing a list of his campaign donors next week and is challenging other candidates to do the same. Jacques Blackstone hasn’t received any offers either. But if he did, he’d accept it, give a receipt and spend it. It doesn’t matter who contributed, “I’m fighting for my beliefs and no one can sway me.” • For more, visit



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Former Pitt Meadows mayor Bud Tiedeman and outgoing mayor Don MacLean (right) have both endorsed John Becker (centre) in his bid for mayor. swered questions from a panel of labour leaders, including CUPE 703, the CUPE Tri-City Coalition, and the CUPE Fraser Valley District Council The same panel also interviewed Carly O’Rourke, who is running for Maple Ridge council. Murray said the panel liked her responses to the questions about urban sprawl and her

concern for the environment. Gladys Hewson, the second Maple Ridge candidate endorsed by CUPE, works for Local 703. Murray said she has great ideas and a great social conscience and has been a long-time volunteer with the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association. The endorsement for Becker by the union

that represents city workers doesn’t worry his opponent, fellow city Coun. Deb Walters. “I’ve had different locals and unions phone me up and I’m grateful, but my job is to represent the people of this community, if elected,� she said. “I am not going to waver off that or go down that mud-slinging road or anything else.� Becker also got officially endorsements from former Pitt Meadows mayor Bud Tiedeman and current mayor Don MacLean, who has been at the city’s helm for the past 12 years. “I have a vested interest in the competence of my successor and the advancement of our beloved city,� said MacLean. CUPE also endorsed Ken Clarkson and Susan Carr who are seeking seats on the school board in Maple Ridge. - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 13

SmartCentres not making donations Campaign from front “I planned ahead,” he said. “It’s a personal thing. You have to be comfortable with what you are doing. It keeps you clean. You should not only be above board, but appear to be above board.” Although none revealed who the developers are, other incumbents are also fielding similar calls. Gwen O’Connell has been approached by developers, but has not decided whether to accept their contributions. Coun. Doug Bing got calls from two or three developers but turned down their offer of help, explaining that he didn’t want a conflict when they come before council. Bing though asked if he could put a sign on the SmartCentre’s property on Lougheed Highway - a prominent and highly visible location. Mayoral candidate Deb Walters was concerned when developers started phoning her, but won’t discuss the issue further until after the election. “They are ramping up this time and it’s totally different feeling, as well.” Coun. John Becker, who is also vying for the mayor’s position, feels strongly about the notion of candidates accepting developer contributions. “I am hearing that people are concerned about individuals accepting campaign contributions from developers because of the obvious perception of a conflict

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Councillors Doug Bing and John Becker asked Smart!Centres for permission to put election signs on their Lougheed Hwy. property. to his campaign. Stark thought of himself as a “nobody.” He did not accept the offer. “When a developer or anyone comes before city council to put forward a development or project, I want to be able to judge that project on its merit,” Stark added. SmartCentres, a mall developer whose clients include Walmart, is allowing candidates to put up signs on the property it owns along Lougheed Hwy., just past the Meadows Gardens Golf Club. Spokesperson Sandra Kaiser said SmartCentres will not be making financial contributions to any municipal candidates in Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge.

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Klassen, who had long performed missionary work with the Amazon Evangelism Society in South America, had been invited to take part in missionary work in Nigeria. There Klassen heard about the dire circumstances in neighbouring Malawi and travelled there to see the conditions first-hand. He was introduced to a group of more than 100 orphans in the town of Ntcheu who had banded together for survival. “They had three years of drought and had to walk three miles every day just to get water,” says Klassen. “They had nothing.” The responsibility of fetching water fell literally on the backs of the girls. Even if school was an option, they would not be able to take advantage of the opportunity. Klassen realized that if the children had access to clean water, not only would there be less of a risk of contracting malaria or other water-bormne illnesses, it would open up opportunities for the children to attend school. So Klassen adopted the entire group of orphans he met, leaving them with enough money and food until he could return. “I told them I would be back in a year, and I would build them a well,” he said. While returning home, Klassen found himself on a plane next to an Australian man and told him of his intentions to drill wells in Malawi. “It turned out the guy owned a drilling rig, and we negotiated a price right there,” says Klassen. See Project Wellness, p15 - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 15

Project Wellness hopes to build $30k maize mill to process their corn Project Wellness from p14 and fetch a higher price. Two months later, The village will also be Klassen was back in Maable to charge farmlawi, drilling wells, and ers from neighbouring Project Wellness was Donations can be sent to No. towns to use the mill. born. 405 12090 227th Street, “The mill will change In the years since, Klastheir lives,” Klassen sen has made repeated Maple Ridge, B.C. with says. trips to Malawi. Project cheques made payable to However, at a price tag Wellness has already Project Wellness or Amazon of $30,000 to $35,000, the drilled six wells in Ma- Evangelism Society. For mill won’t come cheap. lawi this year, making it more information about Klassen is hoping to one of the most produc- Project Wellness, visit www. raise enough funds to tive yet. build the mill during his In total, Klassen and next trip to Africa. his group have dug 20 “Any way we can get the money, wells, providing potable water for close to 20,000 people, and have built we’ll do it, we have faith,” Klassen an orphanage and a school for the says. “But the money dictates what we can build.” children in the area. Project Wellness is a registered nonNext to the school, Klassen and his group purchased land where the profit charity, and unlike larger charichildren could grow crops. Half of the table organizations, the group has no produce they grow they will feed the paid staff, so all money donated goes children, while the other half will be directly to helping the children of Malawi. sold at market. “We’re all volunteers,” says Klas“The goal is to make them self-suffisen. “We’ve got a pretty good support cient,” says Klassen. To that end, Klassen is currently group, so that lets us get a lot done.” • For more information about Projtrying to raise money to build a maize mill to be used by farmers in the vil- ect Wellness, visit www.projectwelllage. The mill will allow local farmers

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Board to send out blank report cards Trustees agree to comply with order from Ministry of Ed. by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Board of Education will comply with a Ministry of Education order to send home report cards to parents, even though there won’t be any grades included on them due to ongoing job action by teachers. While the board eventually agreed unanimously Wednesday to send the blank report cards home with a letter attached explaining the current job action, trustees Mike Huber and Stepan Vdovine argued the board should defy the ministry and refuse to send them out.

Sending home a blank report card is a waste of taxpayers’ money, said Huber, while Vdovine argued the order was a bargaining ploy by the province, “clearly designed to apply pressure.” Secretary-treasurer Wayne Jefferson noted that ignoring such an order would likely be in contravention of the School Act, and thus illegal. “I admire the spirit of what your intentions are ... but we are guided by the School Act,” said board chair Ken Clarkson. “I don’t believe this is a cross to die on.” However, Huber said the board has a financial responsibility to taxpayers to keep dollars in the classroom and to support teachers. “As trustees, we can make a crucial decision

where we stand,” Huber said, calling on trustees to “have the conviction to stand up for what [they] believe is right.”

standing up for what I believe in. I took an oath ... I won’t compromise my principles.” Trustee Susan Carr

“As trustees, we can make a crucial decision where we stand.” Mike Huber, trustee

Trustee Kathie Ward argued there was value in sending home the report cards even without the grades, because they contain student attendance information. “What you’re asking us to do is pick and choose which laws [we] follow,” she said. “I do believe I’m

also agreed there was value in sending home the attendance report, and that by attaching a letter explaining the board’s position, parents would be better educated about the situation. “I think the expense is warranted,” said Carr.

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This is me, many years ago, at the beginning of my military service. I joined the armed forces because I wanted to serve my nation. Today I serve my community as a volunteer, as a member of the Legion and as a voter. I know the sacrifices that my fellow veterans have made to defend democracy around the world. I’m a voter because my voice shapes my community today and into the future. Who are you? , Will you join me and be a voter? - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 17

‘As for use, we can’t touch that’ Growop from front B.C. Hydro called the property “a fire and public safety hazard”. Despite the violation, the licensee is still allowed to grow marijuana. “We, like others in the community, have communicated our concern to Health Canada and are awaiting a reply,” said Ian Liversidge, viceprincipal at Westview secondary. On Sept. 22, Mounties descended on the property after a 911 call was made regarding a breakin. Neighbours claim police were unable to enter the property. All spoke on conditions of anonymity, afraid they might become targets if identified. “A lot of big guys with nice cars,” is how one described visitors to the house. “It’s a sad state of affairs,” said a man who lives nearby and has complained to the District of Maple Ridge and police. “I understand it’s medical marijuana, but do it in an industrial area. This is residential, near a school.” See that ‘For sale’ sign, said a woman, who is a retired teacher. “I’m out of here. It is not good for the neighbourhood.” The District of Maple Ridge acknowledges the neighbours’ frustration and said it is trying to determine if the property can be targeted for building, electrical or plumbing violations. “But as far as the use goes, we can’t touch that,” said Liz Holitzki, director of licences, permits and bylaws. “I am sure it is very frustrating for the residents who live around it. It’s just that the federal legislation overrides any of the municipal legislation here.” As of Oct. 30 – 12,225 people hold an “authorization to possess” dried marijuana under the marijuana medical access regulations in Canada. Of those, 7,277 hold a “personal use production license, while 2,163 hold a “designated-person” license, allowing someone else to grow their marijuana for them.

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Police seized 1,744 marijuana plants from the house on Skillen Street last year. Health Canada proposes phasing out the production of marijuana for medical purposes by individuals in their homes and communities. But those changes won’t come before 2014. In the meantime, municipalities, which pay the brunt of policing and fire costs when marijuana production goes awry, are fighting back with their own bylaws. The City of Pitt Meadows put rules in place last year that prohibit growing cannabis for medicinal use by others in residential and agricultural zones. Growing medical marijuana for personal use is still permitted in the city. Pitt Meadows bylaws officer Leslie Elchuk says

the marijuana bylaw, plus a public safety inspection program, which targets homes consuming a lot of electricity, have all but eliminated marijuana growops in the city. Pitt Meadows has found just two this year, compared to more than 20 in Maple Ridge, including a medical marijuana growop on 112th Avenue that had seven times more pot than permitted. Health Canada has no rules around indoor medical grow operations and schools. Marijuana medical access regulations require people to provide details about the production site, including a description of the security mea-

sures that will be taken to protect the supply at the production and storage sites. Outdoor medical growops can’t be located near schools, daycares or playgrounds. As for the Maple Ridge property with alleged gang ties, Health Canada was unable to comment on it. “Due to privacy considerations, Health Canada cannot comment on instances where an individual may have been found to be non-compliant,” said spokesperson Gary Holub. However, under the marijuana medical access program, people with criminal records for drug offences 10 years prior are prohibited from growing medical marijuana. Despite assurances from Health Canada, Maple Ridge fire chief Dane Spence has yet to find a medical marijuana grow operation that is complying with provincial fire and building regulations. “We typically only discover them when they are on fire,” said Spence, who was unaware of the medical growop on Skillen St., although police are familiar with the property. “There is nothing safe about them.”

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rently out on $2,000 bail for the Maple Ridge assault and his passport has been seized. Police allege Harding injured 50-year-old Cordell Dame during a fight outside Shooters Bar on Dewdney Trunk Road around 2 a.m. on May 1. Officers found Dame unconscious near a Husky gas station across from the bar near 207th Street. Harding, a resident of Tipperary, Ireland, faces one count of aggravated assault. Initially doctors believed Dame would not survive, but he has made a miraculous recovery after being in a coma for more than a month. The 51-year-old is no longer in hospital and is now living in a group home in Langley. He can talk, but is still paralysed on his left side. “He will never be the same Cordell,” said his older sister, Anita. A trial for Harding is set to begin in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court in October 2010. He is bound by bail conditions which prohibit him from consuming alcohol or illegal drugs and possessing weapons. He won the Irish National Forest Rally Championship in 2009. • A trust account has also been set up to help the Dame family at TD Canada Trust. Donations can be made at any branch; quote the transit number 91040 and account number 6477277; address cheques to “Tina Dame”.

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Municipal elections 2011 To inform voters, THE NEWS posed three questions to all candidates for Pitt Meadows council and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school board. On this and following pages are their responses (appearing in alphabetical order, according to first name, starting with those for mayor, council, then school board): Questions for Pitt Meadows mayoral and council candidates: 1. What have you personally achieved, or what initiative have you personally led in recent years that qualifies you to be elected or BE A re-elected as a Pitt Meadows councillor? VOTER 2. How would you act on your top priorities as Pitt Meadows councillor/mayor? Nov. 19th 3. What is your position on the construction of the North Lougheed Connector and what kind of development should it serve?

Name: Deb Walters Age: 49 Occupation: City of Pitt Meadows councillor Website, Twitter handle, Facebook page:, @Debwalters2011, debwalterspolitician

Name: John Becker Age: 56 Occupation: lawyer, business owner Website, Twitter handle, Facebook page:, @EJohnBecker, BeckerisBetter

Name: Bruce Bell Age: 57 Occupation: project manager for B.C. Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry.

1. I successfully lobbied the federal government for a $1 million grant to develop the Pitt Meadows artificial turf field and similarly lobbied the provincial government to help secure a $500,000 grant to build Pitt Meadows Spirit Square. I also advocated for the two local bridge improvements, the diking and drainage utility, and the John Becker (mayoral) South Bonson Community Centre. I worked hard to bring the new senior’s facility to reality and continue to work on the longterm site plan for the civic centre.

1: I believe that I possess a sound understanding of the day-to-day operations of the City of Pitt Meadows. I have developed knowledge pertaining to the Community Charter and the role of the region. I have experience with budget and tax implications, confidentiality issues, and priority setting. I understand the importance of collaboration and working towards a common goal. Over the past three Bruce Bell (council) years, there have been many council achievements. These achievements have been attained by working together and keeping the needs of the City of Pitt Meadows and the views of the residents at the forefront.

2. For transportation, moving regional traffic through our community: we need to find an acceptable solution with minimal financial impact on our taxpayers. A functioning intersection at Lougheed Highway and Harris Road: continue to work with senior levels of government to assure this remains a priority. Continued commitment to pedestrian and cycle friendly road networks. Public Safety: assuring our citizens that we are prepared to face challenges that come our way. Natural environment: encouraging green programs and introduce a green waste pickup. Fiscal responsibility: we need to pay down debt and look at innovative ways to provide the facilities and services that our citizens demand.

2. My top priorities as mayor would include relieving transportation congestion, prudent fiscal management and maintaining a safe and sustainable community. To improve transportation and congestion, I will work diligently with our Metro partners to improve public transit and road networks. These initiatives, and many others, require good working relations with senior government partners. Prudent fiscal management requires that we keep focused on the core services for our citizens. It is only after we plan and budget for our essential needs that we should look at our collective ‘wish list’ for additional projects. At this point, I would initiate new discussions about an overpass at the CPR tracks on Harris Road and the design and building costs of an indoor aquatic centre. I would seek support for a referendum on both these initiatives.

2. Pitt Meadows would greatly benefit from an interchange at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway. To be successful in obtaining federal and provincial funding for such, I believe that we need to lobby the communities to the east and west of us. An interchange would also benefit these communities, and collectively we would have a stronger voice as we move forward in persuading senior governments. In terms of the West Coast Express, we need more train arrival and departure times. Again this would also benefit communities along the line. I believe a concerted effort from all would be helpful in lobbying the government and CP Rail. Finally, I support the practice of reducing, reusing and recycling. Kitchen table scrap garbage pickup is feasible for Pitt Meadows. In the end, it would reduce dumping fees.

3. The North Lougheed Connector is essential to moving regional traffic through our community and would ease congestion on Old Dewdney Trunk Road, which would help relieve the stress put on our farmers who depend on this road to move farm equipment. I personally would like to see a mixed use of commercial and professional/business in this development area, with park-like buffering to the adjoining residential area. I am only supportive of the connector if the costs are absorbed by the developer, not the taxpayer. We also have to draw a hard line on future encroachment into the ALR. We need to assist farmers in farming, but we also need to protect and preserve farmland.

3. The Agricultural Land Commission has not yet provided its comments on the three options contained in the report submitted by council. I want to have a chance to consider the comments of the Agricultural Land Reserve before forming a final position on any of the proposals. I support the possibility of a mixed use development, excluding residential development. The proposals suggest land be excluded from the ALR and I have publicly stated that I do not support any such exclusions without a very convincing argument. Any land that is excluded from the ALR must be in the best interest of our community and of some benefit to agriculture, such as relief of commuter traffic through our farmlands.

3. Without an interchange at Harris Road and the Lougheed Highway, I am not convinced that the North Lougheed Connector will solve Pitt Meadows’traffic issues. I am concerned that valuable farm land would be lost. Pitt Meadows farm receipts are about $60 million a year. We also contribute nearly eight per cent of B.C.’s greenhouse vegetable production and 20 per cent of B.C.’s blueberry production. Approximately 1,500 people are employed in agricultural activity. Pitt Meadows is within two days trucking to 35 million consumers. If the North Lougheed corridor is to be developed, there should be a large component of land dedicated to agri-business.

Name: Doug Bing Age: 60 Occupation: dentist Website, Twitter handle, Facebook page:, @douglasbing, Doug Bing

Name: Gay Conn Age: 59 Occupation: senior program coordinator, North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association Website:

Name: George Coghlan Age: 62 Occupation: retired Facebook: George Coghlan (public figure)

1. I believe my personal record as a city councillor for the past six years qualifies me to be re-elected to office. Over the past six years, I have helped to build a better community and improve the quality of life for all citizens. Under our watch, council is building a more sustainable community with a pedestrian-friendly civic centre, the highly-acclaimed South Bonson Com- Doug Bing munity Centre and the new artificial turf field. We renovated the ice arenas, and are close to completion of the new library and the youth action park. Progress on a new seniors centre is underway. If re-elected to council, I will use my knowledge and experience to help keep our community moving in a positive direction.

1. As a 27-year-resident of Pitt Meadows, I have immersed myself in my community, committing to contribute wherever possible. I always advocate for youth and have been the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Youth Centre Society treasurer for eight years. In October, I was awarded an “UROC” award in recognition of tremendous contribution to the lives of Gay Conn children and youth in our community. Haney Rotary also honored me with a Paul Harris Fellow Award for my many hours of volunteering. My current role with the non-profit North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association, coupled with working for Vancouver school board and Hammond Cedar has provided me experience in the areas of business and budget planning, labour relations, and communications.

1. Personally, I have earned a Local Government Leadership Certificate to better serve our community as mayor. Recognizing that council works collectively to achieve our goals and taking advantage of partnerships and grants, we have celebrated many successes during my tenure, including the new Deb Walters (mayoral) artificial turf field, Harris Road Youth Action Park, and South Bonson Community Centre, as well as upgraded Spirit Square and Pitt Meadows Arenas. The new seniors centre will provide senior housing and a recreation facility.

2. After six years on council, I have learned the best way to get action on my top priorities is to be respectful and develop courteous relationships with everyone I deal with in order to keep the lines of communication open. Similarly, one of my constant priorities is to improve communication between council and residents so that they have a better understanding of what council is doing and why we are doing it. Citizens need to be engaged in local government and city hall must be open and accessible. The more people are consulted, the more they will feel a part of the solution rather than being upset due to a misunderstanding or a lack of correct information.

2. I will be diligent in advocating for responsibly increasing the commercial/business activities reflective of the vision and values of Pitt Meadows citizens. I believe that strong relationships must be maintained with both our provincial and federal partners to ensure that our fair share of funding from each level is achieved and enhanced. Continual exploration of the issues that are important to the citizens of my community and taking every opportunity to educate myself on them will be a priority for me throughout the term on council, if elected.

3. Land on the north side of the Lougheed Highway between Harris Road and the Golden Ears Bridge is the last significant piece of land that could be developed in Pitt Meadows. The city commissioned a land use study last spring, asking AECOM consultants to recommend what would be the best use of the land. They presented three options that were forwarded to the Agricultural Land Commission. The ALC will ultimately determine which, if any, option is acceptable. If the ALC proposal makes sense, and I am convinced that there will be significant benefit to the City of Pitt Meadows, then I will support development in this area and construction of the North Lougheed Connector.

3. I have read the North Lougheed Land Use Study and understand that of the three identified concepts, respondents at a community open house expressed a preference for Concept A. This concept retains the most agricultural land. The financial evaluation concluded that only Concept C could be expected to generate enough revenue to pay for off-site improvements, including but not limited to signalized intersections. To meet the needs and desires of the community, achieve the necessary transportation corridor, and to have the ability to meet financial requirements, a combination of concepts A and C should be examined.

1. Before retiring, I worked as a manager for ICBC. I have broad leadership experience, and with problem-solving, analysis, committee work, and development of policies and procedures. I also have much experience in team-building, and in liaison and negotiating. On retiring to Pitt Meadows in 2006, I have volunteered as my strata corporation’s vice-president; as a George Coghlan member of my church committee; with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; with the City of Pitt Meadows’ river enhancement project; and with the Pitt Meadows Day Society as volunteer coordinator, Pitt Meadows Day parade principal organizer, and president. 2. First and foremost, a community depends for its quality of life on the involvement of its citizens. My top priority as councillor would be to encourage all residents of Pitt Meadows to take an active role in the life of our city, including making it easier to give input into the city’s business. I would also press for improved transit services, prudent management and reduction of our debt, for preservation of our agricultural base and for a careful approach to future spending in order to keep property taxes reasonable. 3. This project will affect more than 50 hectares of ALR land. Since preservation of our agricultural land is dear to the hearts of most of us, substantial benefits must be shown in order to justify its removal, such as: major reduction in traffic congestion along the Lougheed Highway; high-quality hotel and conference facilities; an agriculturallyoriented component such as an agricultural teaching or demonstration facility; quality retail businesses. It should be accessible by transit. The financial costs and benefits of the project must be documented. As far as possible, it should pay for itself. Estimates of tax revenues, employment generated and the likely impact on existing businesses should be made public before a decision is made to proceed. Of the three development options presented to council, Option B will leave some farmland in the ALR, but is likely to generate enough income to pay for the connector.

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Municipal elections 2011 Name: Gwen O’Connell Age: 57 Occupation: marketing and community director for Wesbrooke Seniors Living Community 1: I believe that our council is a team, and even though we all bring forth our personal ideas and passions, we always work together and strive to accomplish our goals as a team. I have been and will continue to be a strong advocate for seniors and youth in our community. 2. How I have dealt with my prior- Gwen O’Connell ities and will continue to deal with them is by talking to the citizens of Pitt Meadows and finding out what their priorities are. By doing that, I have a better understanding of what our community’s concerns are. If there are any outstanding issues that I feel the rest of mayor and council should be informed about, I would then bring it up at the roundtable for further discussion. 3. My personal feeling on which way we should go on the North Lougheed Connector is to take it slowly. I know that we need the road to get the traffic off Old Dewdney Trunk, but I also know that the interchange at Lougheed Highway and Harris Road is also part of the solution. There is no rule that says we have to develop all of the property at once, so I think we do need to keep some in the ALR, but work together with all of the parties on this, including the public, and really do what is best for the entrance into our community.

Name: Janis Elkerton Age: 55 Occupation: commercial business owner/manager of Coquitlam commercial building Facebook: Janis Elkerton

Name: John Clancy Age: 37 Occupation: owner, Blackwater Consulting Services Facebook page: John-Clancy-4Pitt-Meadows-City-Council

1. For 20 years, I have built connections with all levels of government and business, regardless of political affiliation. Pitt Meadows deserves its fair share of revenue from senior levels of government and the private sector. I previously proposed a resolution to support the Gateway program with priority given to the replacement of the Pitt River Bridge. I also lobbied Janis Elkerton for and the city received $1.5 million for diking upgrades when threatened with flooding due to a high freshet. As a member of GVRD Parks, I encouraged regional government funding for purchase of Codd Island Wetlands and land acquisition for the Pitt River Greenway.

1. The demands of owning and operating a small business and also being a stay-at-home dad for three young daughters has limited the time I have spent developing new initiatives in Pitt Meadows. Annually, I have organized a neighbourhood potluck Mother’s Day event and I am currently coaching my fifth soccer team with our local soccer club. However, I believe the greatest John Clancy qualification for someone seeking an elected office is more deeply rooted in that individual’s principles. The desire to make a positive contribution to one’s hometown, serve honestly and openly to strengthen our citizens’ trust and respect and to use one’s abilities effectively in their efforts to safeguard the future well-being of our community – these attributes I will continue to hold above any initiative or achievement as councillor.

2. Budgeting meetings are already scheduled. My first priority would be to review the proposed budget and ask for priority projects that have matching grants from senior levels of government. I’d also request a comparison of mill rates for all classes to consider shifting the taxation burden from the residential class. Transportation projects must be a priority. The intersection at Lougheed Highway and Harris Road is congested and failing. Ministry of Transportation guidelines state intersection improvements are required now. Pressure needs to be placed on the provincial government to correct this gridlock at Harris and Lougheed, according to their own guidelines. The city needs to reduce regulation and support the farmers, not just protect the ALR. Focus should be on attracting business development so we can live, work and play in our community. Council needs to ensure TransLink satisfactorily resolves noise mitigation and drainage deficiencies in relation to construction projects of the Golden Ears Bridge. 3. While I support a mixed development opportunity that provides jobs and diversification of our agricultural industry, with the land already excluded from the ALR, I do not support further road development that divides the agricultural community. That creates land speculation and pressure for further incursion into farmland. One only has to look at Lougheed Highway to realize that a road does not provide a hard boundary between farming and development. A short-term solution is to place stop signs at crucial intersections along Dewdney Trunk Road.

2. My top priority is reigning in the incredible property tax increases we have witnessed over the past three years. Mine increased nearly 30 per cent. Our city’s financial navigation has been taken off course and I want to bring it back onto a sustainable path. As Councillor, one of my first tasks will be the introduction of a taxpayer protection bylaw that would penalize the mayor and councillors with a 15 per cent cut in pay if we raised your property taxes above the regional rate of inflation. 3. I am in support of the North Lougheed Connector and I think the final developed project will make a key contribution in shaping what our city’s future will look like. Agricultural reserve land make up 86 per cent of Pitt Meadows, and this project represents the last major one-of-its-kind in the city for many years to come. That is why it is so critical that the city’s leadership get this one right. My support is behind concept C of the land-use study, but I propose we go a step further and look at an anchor for this development that would make it a destination for the entire Lower Mainland, not just Pitt Meadows. I propose that a casino be the anchor for this development, as one could help fund projects such as an indoor swimming pool and tennis courts, enhanced cycling routes and additional turf fields.



DOUG BING for Pitt Meadows City Council I want to use my knowledge and experience to help keep our community moving in a positive direction. I am proud to stand for re-election to Council based on my passion for making a difference, along with my record of service to the people of Pitt Meadows. I ask for your support in the election on November 19.

or those that were and are still willing and prepared to be deployed in any direction, anywhere in the world, under any circumstances, day or night. For those that were and are still willing to pay the ultimate price, so that we can live free. Thank you”. Charm Prophet, Candidate for Pitt Meadows City Council

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MAPLE RIDGE SCHOOL TRUSTEE Ready to make a difference! I believe these important issues facing public education need our attention: • reaching a fair collective agreement with our teachers • overcrowding of schools in growth areas while others are closed • maintaining sufficient funding for our district • creating more opportunities for our kids entering the work force If elected I will work constructively with the other trustees to achieve solutions to these and any other issues. - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 21

Mayors Back Becker Former and current mayors, Bud Tiedeman and Don MacLean, are both voting for John Becker. Don explains why John is the best candidate…

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An open letter from Don MacLean: After 12 years of serving as Pitt Meadows Mayor, I have a vested interest in the competence of my successor and the advancement of our beloved city. There is much at stake and I believe the election on November 19th is the most important in our city’s history. Together we have made great strides and the momentum generated will surely continue, but will require a Mayor who can navigate the complex issues of civic governance, get in front of senior members of the Provincial government when necessary, and negotiate for our benefit. For me, it comes down to a person’s demonstrated ability to do the job. It’s no secret that I support John Becker for Mayor. There have been some troublesome comments about the amount of time required to effectively work as Mayor, and I would like to correct this perception.

greater perspective on our community–it does not impede the role of Mayor, it enhances it. This position does not provide training on how to manage multiple projects simultaneously, negotiate deals or lead our city staff. These are your tax dollars at risk. The fact that John Becker runs his own business should be viewed as an asset, not a liability for fear that he doesn’t have enough time. Make no mistake, we need a Mayor who has relevant work experience and education. John Becker is that person and that’s how I’ll vote. I hope you protect the interests of Pitt Meadows and do the same. It’s been my pleasure and privilege to serve as your Mayor. Respectfully yours,

Competence should never be measured in the time available to do the job. I have a unique perspective on what the job entails and requires for success. I have run my own business the entire time I’ve served as Mayor. I have never been criticized for this because I put the role of Mayor first, just as John intends to do. Running a business brings a

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Municipal elections 2011 Name: Michael Hayes Age: 54 Occupation: software programing consultant (part-time) Facebook: Michael Hayes for City Council

Name: Mike Stark Age: 63 Occupation: retired technical manager

1. Achievements and initiatives: president, Pitt Meadows Community Foundation; chair, Pitt Meadows Citizen of the Year Selection Committee; co-chair, A Pitt Meadows Christmas event; member, Community Foundations of Canada; member, Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources; member, Administra- Michael Hayes tors of Volunteer Resources B.C.; member, Community Festival Network; member, Pitt Meadows Festival Leadership Committee; participant, Pitt Meadows Remembrance Day and Canada Day ceremonies; participant, Pitt Meadows Day parade and ceremonies; torchbearer (Day 102), Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay; chair, Pitt Meadows Save the Spirit Eagle fundraising committee, past member, Katimavik national youth learning program. 2. As councillor, I would like to focus my priorities on transit, taxes, strategic development planning, and continuing to strengthen and sustain our precious community. Since farming was our origin, let’s try and preserve a strong balance for our children’s future. 3. I believe this development would serve Pitt Meadows favourably and help us maintain our lower tax structure, and additionally benefit our community with the financial resources to provide much-needed additional public facilities. This development would not only increase local employment, but would greatly enhance Pitt Meadows’ identity and promote tourism. With strong strategic planning, developing commercial with some residential space, including park and agricultural land, would best serve this proposed development.

1: For the past three-plus years, our neighbourhood noise, drainage and environmental issues regarding the Golden Ears Bridge project has given me the opportunity to engage with our three levels of government, local tax-paying residents, TransLink, and the media. I have learned: to cultivate patience, because things move at glacial speed at all levels of government; to understand Mike Stark the process and the issues by attending council and committee meetings; to listen carefully to residents’ concerns – you may learn something of value; to do comprehensive research to support your position; to be factual and honest with the media. I will use these skills, as well as years of business experience, to be your voice on Pitt Meadows council. 2. My first priority on council will be the budget process. I have attended past financial reviews and know just how long and tedious these can be for both staff and new council members. This is the time to ask the tough questions that will manage your tax dollars wisely, and I will ask those questions. Families on stretched budgets and people on fixed incomes will be represented at those meetings. I believe sustainable growth in a city can only be accomplished by informed decisions made in an environment of trust and mutual respect. I will work hard to accomplish that by actively listening and engaging in constructive dialogue with staff, council, residents, business and potential developers. 3. I think that there needs to be more discussion with senior levels of government regarding the funding of the North Lougheed Connector, which should include the Harris Road interchange, and some serious thought given to the impact on the farming community of both the development and the connector. Let’s not rush this decision. Let’s consider all the stakeholders with this important growth opportunity.

Name: David Murray Age: 55 Occupation: parks and recreation worker, City of Port Coquitlam Twitter handle, Facebook page: Dmurray4Pitt, DavidMurray4PittMeadowsCityCouncil 1. I am starting my third two-year term as the secretary-treasurer of the CUPE Fraser Valley District Labour Council, which represents 10,000 workers in the Fraser Valley. Last year I was elected as the secretary-treasurer of the Fraser Valley Labour Council, which represents 30,000 workers in the Fraser Valley. I David Murray also ran in the last federal election in the riding of Abbotsford. Our team was able to see a great result. We were the only riding in western Canada that doubled our vote. I am also starting my fourth term as the elected Political Action Representative of the Fraser Valley for CUPE. This area covers Coquitlam to Boston Bar. With this position, I travel to every city in the Fraser Valley and attend city council and school board meetings, hence learning a lot about civic politics in all jurisdictions. 2. I would be acting on Pitt Meadows citizens’top priorities, not my own. Having lived in Pitt Meadows since 1987, I have been actively campaigning and engaging voters in the last few months. I would continue to listen to their concerns. Traffic is on a lot of people’s minds in Pitt Meadows. I would help lobby senior levels of government to be able to help facilitate a solution to our transportation infrastructure concerns. Pitt Meadows residents want sustainability in our community. I would help achieve this without compromising our Agricultural Land Reserve. Our citizens would like to be able to work, shop and play in our community. This would lessen our carbon footprint and create a better work-life-family balance. I would make sure we have a strong commitment to public safety by supporting policies that would let Pitt Meadows citizens engage in active, healthy lifestyles. 3. I am solidly against punching the road through farmland. We need to look after Pitt Meadows, agricultural land and farming. The land has potential for agricultural and educational uses. Among some of the interesting ideas I have heard is that the land could be developed as satellite university campus, along with stretches set aside as an agricultural trust for hands-on learning. We need jobs that pay family sustaining wages in Pitt Meadows, but not at the price of compromising our ALR.


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Ken Clarkson



for School Trustee

• Inclusive decision making • Belief in the common good • Works to regain & maintain community based control of public education • A proven track record • A respectful & positive approach to relationships • For the kids

When the people affected by a decision are involved in making the decision, better results are achieved. Ken has been a member of the Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge community for over 50 years. Married to Gayle for 38 years, they have two children, Kerri and Blake, who have both attended Pitt Meadows Elementary and Secondary then graduated from Thomas Haney Secondary. Kerri is married to Jorge who is a military officer and engineer. She has a degree in psychology from SFU, is an officer in the Canadian Military, and the mother of two children; Esme and Tiago. Blake has a degree in Kinesiology, a PDP teaching certificate, is a fireman in Port Coquitlam and is married to Sheena who is a lawyer.


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SUSAN CARR TO THE SCHOOL BOARD ON NOV 19TH Board experience, dedication, long time community sports volunteer & mother of 3 school age children - always working for our kids. - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 23

Municipal elections 2011 Name: Rick Kreklewetz Age: 52 Occupation: assistant vice-president and controller, Peoples Trust Company

Name: Tracy Miyashita Age: 42 Occupation: health director Website, Facebook: www., Tracy Miyashita

1: I am a certified management accountant with more than 20 years of senior management experience in the finance industry and a proven track record of success. I have held senior level positions with credit unions in both the Fraser Valley and Okanagan. I have the skill set that would make me an effective councillor for Pitt Meadows. With proactive leadership, sound decision-making abilities, and a thorough understanding of Rick Kreklewetz budgeting and finance, I will ensure we succeed and prosper. Throughout my career, I have always been very focused and achievement-oriented, and will bring the same level of commitment and passion working as a councillor for the residents and businesses of Pitt Meadows. 2. As a councillor, I would immediately immerse my attention into all current and pending issues and concerns within the community. Based on my experience, a handson-through investigation is required to develop an understanding and appreciation for any new project, or coming into a new position, particularly when it involves the residents and businesses of this community. My next objective would be to prioritize and implement an action plan to ensure we address and create a resolution to all issues. I would also introduce a balanced and more refined approach to strategic planning, one that focuses on accountability and measures performance and results to ensure our initiatives and objectives are achieved. We must apply performance standards for new projects in order to make sound, rational budgeting decisions, and examine our existing facilities and programs. We cannot afford to extend resources to projects that consistently do not meet our expectations and are not fiscally responsible. They must be evaluated and re-structured to reduce operating costs and make them viable. 3. At this point, the best use of the North Lougheed Corridor is contained in concept B of the land-use study. This plan would preserve our agricultural land, and gives consideration to the growth of our residential, retail and commercial interests, and is one that may be financially viable. We need to investigate opportunities that could provide federal and provincial funding and develop partnerships with businesses to help reduce costs. The project must also generate employment for our residents.

1. Since moving to Pitt Meadows 11 years ago, I have enjoyed being involved in many events and activities, such as Canada Day, Pitt Meadows Day, Doggie Dash, Emergency Services. I have worked with many community groups through my previous job with parks and leisure services and with my current position with Katzie First Nation. As a member of council, my personal approach has Tracy Miyashita been to stay connected to the community through involvement, listening to community input and bringing those concerns and feedback to the council table. We have experienced many significant milestones as a council such as the opening of our first turf field, opening of South Bonson Community Centre, Golden Ears Bridge, and improvements to the Pitt River Bridge. There are many projects in process, such as arena renovations, the new youth action skate park, seniors centre and library. These projects are not the result of individual initiative, but are of community input, support from community groups and other levels of government, hard working staff and leadership from the current council as well as previous councils.

Questions for Maple Ridge trustees: 1. What experience do you have in public education? 2. Why should you be elected to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Board of Education? 3. What do you feel are the most important issues facing public education, and how do plan to address those issues as a school trustee? Name: Cherie Delainey Age: 53 Occupation: clerk with LDB, parttime travel agent 1: My experience is having three children come through the public school system. Each had different needs and each achieved different results. As a parent, I was heavily involved in their education and worked closely with teachers, staff and the school district to support their learning. I’ve also been involved with parent advisory councils at different levels.

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2. As a council, we will participate in strategic planning sessions to set priorities and business planning presentations this fall. We will continue to listen to the needs of the community to determine priorities for the coming years. I am committed to listening and representing the community’s needs when setting priorities and making decisions that affect quality of life in Pitt Meadows. 3. We have spent time conducting a study on this area and gathering input from the community. This is an important piece of land that requires a well thought out plan before development. It is important to ensure that we are able to construct the North Lougheed Connector as a result of any development so that there can be traffic relief on Old Dewdney Trunk. This would assist farm vehicles on by providing commuters with an alternate route. I am concerned about agricultural land, but believe this particular parcel is more suited for a commercial/business mix due to its location along Lougheed Highway. We need good jobs and services in Pitt Meadows so that people have the opportunity to shop and work locally. Less time in cars means more family time.

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• an emphasis on student achievement and excellence in public education, • a proven record of 40 years of community service, • a focus on building positive working relationships and • strong community connections

2. I believe that being involved is the best way to understand the issues that face our schools and students. I want to make sure public education in our community continues to be held to the highest standard and there is no erosion of special programs already in place. I have a desire to be involved in my community and want to make sure our public education system is maintained for future generations. 3. Reaching a fair collective agreement with our teachers, making sure there is sufficient funding for the district, avoiding further school closures, making sure there are enough new schools to accommodate growth in our community, and health concerns in our schools are the most important issues facing public education. If elected I will work constructively with the other trustees to achieve solutions to these and any other issues that arise.




MIKE MURRAY For School Trustee 604.614.4604

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Municipal elections 2011 Name: Dave Rempel Age: (blank) Occupation: retired principal, school trustee

Name: Gary Cleave Age: 63 Occupation: communications professional

1: I have more than 45 years of experience in public education, including 14 years as an elementary teacher, 18 years as an elementary principal, and 15 years experience as a trustee on the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Board of Education

1: From 1995 to 2009, I worked for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District, first as its communications officer, then as its special project officer. I also did consulting work for three other B.C. school districts during this period. In addition, I was the information officer for the B.C. School Trustees Association from 1976 to 1980. Following are the contributions to public education of which I am Gary Cleave most proud: developed student anti-violence program; supported the establishment of school district’s school vandalism prevention tuskers and the Ridge Meadows Educational Foundation; generated significant revenue from non-government sources to fund student learning programs; created a network of school websites to support student learning.

2. I bring an exceptional educational background to the job of trustee, including Dave Rempel • Formal education – BRE (Bachelors of Religious Education), B.Ed. MA and PhD • Experience: elementary teacher 14 years, elementary principal 18 years, trustee 15 years • Proven consistent passion for public education and our youth within the system as teacher and principal • Bringing resources from the community to support learning in the classroom through my involvement with Meadowridge Rotary (Four Way Test, Esteem Team), Tzu Chi Foundation (Funding low income students for extracurricular activities), Ridge Meadows Educational Foundation (Fine arts funding) • I possess extensive experience in solving possible big issues facing the Board of Education for the next three years, including budget deficits, developing a definition of learning in the 21st Century, and school closures. In my five terms as a trustee in SD42, we closed or relocated (very difficult decisions) six elementary schools. 3. These issues will only be addressed and resolved by a team effort – all seven trustees focusing on what needs to be done and then getting it done. The school board will employ well established and proven decision making processes, consulting with the public and partner groups. It should engage in strategic planning sessions to address the issues in a timely and productive manner. In addressing each issue the Board needs to examine current research and best practice in other jurisdictions. Some of the specifics as to how to address each issue will vary but the general process of decision making should follow the above outlined process.

2. Three of my eight grandchildren are attending local public schools. One just started kindergarten in September at Glenwood elementary. Two others are students at Maple Ridge secondary. More grandchildren are in the pipeline. I want to help prepare them and every other student in our community for life in a rapidly changing, globalized world. We live in a time of ‘tradeable’ jobs. That’s the newly coined term for jobs that can be done anywhere in the world for a tiny fraction of the cost of employing someone here to do them. My worry is that my grandchildren are being prepared for a future when most of today’s jobs in our little corner of the world will be done in China, India, Africa, or the South Pole. Our current school system is modelled on the industrial age. But we are living in the information age. Schools need to adapt to this new reality so they are preparing our children for the future instead of the past. What can a school trustee do to help the change process along? Be a voice for change and keep the need for change in mind when making decisions both large and small. 3. In the next few years, the provincial government will be hard pressed to fully fund both health care and education. The board of education will need to insure that every dollar is allocated wisely. Public education, at its core, is about the learning relationship between a student and a teacher. Everything else must support this relationship. Every decision I take as a school trustee will be guided by one principle: What is best for all students?


2. I bring experience as a trustee from 2002 to 2008 and a proven track record of delivering on my commitments. I believe in every child’s right to an education and strongly support the need to provide the necessary resources to ensure that every child is included. Having served on a variety of community and provincial boards and foundations, I have gained a wide range of valuable experience. As a parent, former trustee and teacher, I have an appreciation of the complexity of the issues facing public education. I believe my leadership skills, extensive experience and commitment will be an asset to the board. 3. Keeping up with all the rising costs everywhere in the system requires money. Dividing the ‘pie’ is always difficult when there are so many deserving placements for the limited dollars. All stakeholders need to come together and advocate, locally and provincially, to ensure that our most important asset – our students – receive adequate funding. Growth: Albion and Silver Valley need adequate school sites in order to provide for their growing number of students .We need to continue to advocate to the ministry and the municipality to find a solution. Education for all students: We need to continue to do everything we can to keep kids in school by offering options and alternatives and making education relevant.

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JANIS ELKERTON to Pitt Meadows Council

Name: Kathy Marshall Age: (blank) Occupation: retired 1: In December 2008, I retired as a school trustee, having just completed my second term. I was also an elementary school teacher for 10 years before moving to B.C. in 1973, when I founded the Ridge Meadows Legal Services Office. That experience brought many opportunities to support families and youth. In 2002, when all community law offices were closed, I chose to continue my passion for kids and education by running for school trustee. During my six years on the school Kathy Marshall board, I was privileged to participate with many students, parents and staff on various committees and events. After two terms, due to family and volunteer commitments, I could not seek another term. Now I am able to devote the time and energy the position deserves and would be honoured to serve you.

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”

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• Proud 27 year Pitt Meadows’ resident • Dedicated community volunteer • Recipient Paul Harris Fellow Award - Haney Rotary 2009 • Recipient ‘UROC’ Award – MR/PM Youth Services 2011

2008 Pitt Meadows Volunteer Fire Department Special Recognition Award for 14 years of dedicated service

Committed to: • Common sense decision making • Fiscally responsible spending • Positive growth • Future building • Community partnerships • Respectful collaboration • Accessibility & accountability • Always acting in the best interest of Pitt Meadows’ citizens

2005 Municipal Insurance Association of BC Special Recognition Award for 5 years of dedicated and exceptional leadership as Board Chair

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EXPERIENCE COMMITMENT COMMON SENSE Respected by her political colleagues and staff, Janis was awarded:

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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Municipal elections 2011 Name: Ken Clarkson Age: 59 Occupation: retired teacher 1: Qualifications: a master’s degree in education; 33 years teaching K-7, the last 12 as a visual arts/ teacher librarian; I served as a Simon Fraser University instructor and presented numerous workshops to teachers; throughout my career as an educator, I felt a professional duty and calling to work on a multitude of Maple Ridge Teacher Association committees, most with an emphasis on professional development; three years as a school trustee, one as vice-chair, the past two as board chair.

Name: Mary Flavelle Age: (blank) Occupation: director of training and support services for a not-for-profit community living agency.

Name: Michelle Neale Larose Age: 44 Occupation: realtor

1: I am a former public school teacher with experience at the elementary and secondary levels and I have taught in three provinces. 2. I believe voters will find that I have a strong set of qualifications and past experiences that make me well qualified to serve as a trustee. I also believe I can do a good job in the role.

Ken Clarkson

2. When I go into schools, people tell me about the increase in morale due to the leadership provided by our board. They tell me the consultative, collaborative and thoughtful actions of our board have an impact on the delivery of education to children. Our education partners, parents, teachers, administrators and the support staff, tell me how much they appreciate the improved culture across our district. They welcome our open and inclusive approach, in which they feel their concerns are listened to and acted on. Enabling a broad range of opinions to be expressed makes us stronger. In seeking solutions, more options mean more opportunities. Positive relations provide for open discussion and enable us to come to decisions that work for kids. When the adults, in a child’s world, respect one another and create an environment of trust, recognizing inclusive decision-making creates better results, the child benefits from the process and improved student achievement is realized.

3. Two issues are the projected declining enrollment and reduced funding from government. Declining enrollment: as you know there have been two school closures – Riverside and Mount Crescent. However, there is growth in the east side of the district which will likely require more school additions. Elementary schools are currently at near capacity and secondary schools at about 93 per cent capacity. Enrollments are projected to decline for the next few years and then stabilize at 2010 levels, increasing slowly. Enrollment across the district will need to be looked at and decisions made in the interests of all. Reduced funding: there is a projected shortfall for next year of $2.2 million. Administrators across the school district have been consulted to come up with suggestions for cost-saving measures in order to address the deficits. Any decisions made to address budget shortfalls need to consider all options brought forward. School board trustees need to govern on behalf of all stakeholders including students, parents, teachers, administrators and society at large.

3. Generally, underfunding of public education, especially in the area of special education, declining enrollment’s impact on maintaining programs, an inept bargaining system and a lack of local control puts a strain on relationships. Maintaining and building trusting relationships strengthens the public education system, providing the best opportunity for student achievement. While our budget challenges are real and very problematic, the consultative and collaborative approach we have created is acknowledged and appreciated by our partnership groups. Specifically, in Maple Ridge, much of the work has been done to realize a new elementary school in the Albion area. I will continue to advocate the provincial government for this much needed facility.

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3. How to make education relevant for today’s student. Collaboration with students and partner groups locally and globally is important to engage students and provide the right education for the future. Technology continues to replace people in the work force, so we need to look what skills will be valued, like divergent thinking. Funding, overcrowding in some schools and declining enrollment in others are also important issues. To address them: governance through informed decision making that reflects the community’s needs and wishes; responsible fiscal management is critical in lobbying the Ministry of Education for more funding and maximizing education quality; help parents to advocate at different levels of government. Also, how to safely incorporate technology into student learning: teaching children personal safety and how to validate information on the World Wide Web are skills we need to teach our children today. Our school PACs raise phenomenal funds for resources that are under-utilized or going to waste. We need to incorporate PAC funded resources into the district’s plan to provide visibility, maximum support and training.

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2. My motives are pure as demonstrated by a decade of volunteering and I have a vested interest with a daughter at Maple Ridge secondary. As DPAC chair, I have a proven ability to engage partner groups in positive and meaningful communications around issues and opportunities within the district. My involvement in the district, combined with 15 years of experience in logistics management, provides me with an excellent foundation for the position.

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Mary Flavelle

1: After moving to Maple Ridge I gave up a corporate career in logistics management in favor of working in the community and supporting my daughter’s education. I have volunteered in the district for the past 10 years, including the past three as District Parent Advisory Council chair. That has provided me with a good understanding of the complexities of the school district and the issues facing our community. Having a daughter in Grade 9 also provides me with important insights into today’s Michelle Neale Larose student.

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Municipal elections 2011 2. Five reasons to elect me: a strong belief in the importance of a quality public education system (probably the most important legacy we can leave to our future generations); extensive experience working with all levels of government and significant community connections; proven record of delivering projects and services and building positive working relationships with staff, partner groups and government; passion for community service; time to make the necessary commitment to the job.

Name: Mike Murray Age: 59 Occupation: retired general manager of community development, parks and recreation for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

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1: I am currently a volunteer with the hospital foundation, arts council, North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association and Haney Rotary Club. Public education and recreation are closely related - they share a fundamental purpose to help citizens achieve their potential. Significant benefits can be gained by collaboration between the two systems. I authored and implemented the agreement on cooperation and joint use of facilities between SD42 and the parks commission leading to many projects and services benefitting students, including turf fields at schools and after school active kids clubs. The community garden projects resulted from parks and leisure services involvement, as did projects like the Eric Langton Hive. The agreement also led to the alternative school program being located in the Greg Moore Youth Centre during Mike Murray school hours when the centre is not otherwise open and use of the Leisure Centre and arenas by many school classes. Also, my spouse, Nancy, is a recently retired elementary school educator and my daughter is a teacher at New Westminster secondary.

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3. The most important issues: helping a very diverse student population achieve their full potential. The students in our public schools are more diverse economically, ethnically and with special needs than ever before. Helping all of them to achieve success is a challenge given diverse learning styles and needs. The district has done a great job of responding to this diversity with alternative opportunities and learning models. That is because the most important focus for the board has been and should continue to be providing students with the opportunity to identify their strengths and achieve their potential as contributing members of our society. That should drive the board’s decision making. If I am fortunate enough to be elected, the question I will ask staff to address at the board table when considering their recommendations and options is to what degree the recommended course of action impacts our students’ability to achieve success.

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‘We need more routes’ Cycling from p27 We’re living way beyond our means with all this sprawl and our car addiction, and our kids will be the ones paying for it. Sometimes people say

of the electric-assist bicycle, this no longer should be a problem. As our communities create more and safer routes for cyclists, the potential for growth in the use of e-bikes on roads and paths will be huge. With the planned public bike share system in Vancouver, commuters will have the

that cycling is not feasible in Maple Ridge, and possibly to a slightly lesser extent in Pitt Meadows, because of the long distances as well as the hills. With the world-wide rapidly increasing popularity

option to cycle to a transit station in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, park the bike in a bike locker, take the bus or West Coast Express, and complete their trip at the other end with a bike rental. These PBS schemes have become very successful in many cities all over the world in recent years. Less

people will need to drive, and there will be more space on the road for those of us who still do. A win-win for everyone. We need more connected, convenient and safer bike routes –and more bicycle parking – to make it work. We sent out a list of questions regarding cycling to

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Province orders review of B.C. Transit But it won’t start until after elections by Tom Fletcher Black Press VICTORIA – The B.C. government is preparing an outside review the operation of B.C. Transit, once the dust settles from this month’s municipal elections. Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom announced the review at the B.C. legislature Wednesday after hearing complaints from municipalities about the way the provincial agency decides to buy property or equipment that has an unexpected

impact on local government budgets. “There were concerns raised about dialogue,” Lekstrom said. “I think we can do a better job with B.C. Transit, whether it’s on the capital planning side and how our service is delivered.” Lekstrom vowed to work with municipal leaders on the terms of the review, once local elections are completed Nov. 19 and new councils begin their three-year terms. B.C. Transit operates bus services in communities outside Metro Vancouver, with financing from a province-wide gasoline tax. It receives funding from 58 local govern-

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New car buyers in B.C. will get a break of up to $5,000 if they choose a vehicle powered by electricity, hydrogen or compressed natural gas. The point-of-sale rebate unveiled by the provincial government is part of $17 million in funding to help rev up the future of clean energy vehicles in B.C. The $2,500-to-$5,000 rebate starts Dec. 1 and covers qualifying new battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric, plug-in hybrid electric and natural gas models. “Manufacturers are eager to launch their new electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell cars in markets that demonstrate both high demand and with infrastructure in place,” New Card Dealers Association of B.C. CEO Blair Qualey said. “B.C. is now one of those markets.” New Democrats noted incentives for electric cars aren’t new – B.C. had exempted them from PST until 2008. But Environment Minister Terry Lake predicted the rebates will encourage buyers to go green by reducing the cost of vehicles with little to no emissions. Battery-powered electric cars cost as little as $300 per year in electricity compared to $1,500 or more for a gas-powered vehicle. Homeowners can also get an up to $500 rebate

through LiveSmartBC if they install dedicated electric vehicle battery charging stations in their homes. That covers about a third of the cost of the specialized outlets, which cut recharging times in half to about six hours. Lake also pledged $6.5 million for electric vehicle charging points and upgrading existing hydrogen fueling stations. Surrey recently unveiled free public electric vehicle charging stations at its city hall and is already host to two hydrogen fueling stations. Mercedes-Benz Canada plans to make fuel cell stacks for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles at a plant in Burnaby. B.C. is also extending the Scrap-It program, which offers owners of heavily polluting older vehicles either cash or incentives like bus passes or car-share memberships to take their old gas guzzler off the road. The push towards electric cars will put more pressure on B.C.’s power grid. Green energy advocate David Field said B.C. needs to ensure the required power comes from renewable clean sources, not imported coal-fired electricity. The province is trying to restrain electricity rate increases at B.C. Hydro, raising doubts about whether it will continue to pay extra for green energy to foster new run-of-river power plants and windmills.

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By Jeff Nagel, Black Press Area mayors have appointed two new directors to the board of TransLink. Rick Christiaanse is a telecommunications industry executive and consultant who previously worked for Sport B.C. and with the 2010 Olympics. Marcella Szel is a former vice-president of CP Rail who also serves on the Port Metro Vancouver board and is past chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. A third director, Howard Nemtin, was reappointed to a second threeyear term. He has a background in real estate development consulting and is a commercial mediator. A third of the nine seats on the

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‘High-heels distance’ from Canada Line

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If you listen closely, you may still be able to hear the ghosts at the Maynards Auctioneers building. The fine arts and antiques auction house began in 1902, and now is the cornerstone of Aquilini Development’s The Maynards Block development, in southeast False Creek. “The heritage brick building ... is the landmark of the whole development.” says Maynards Block sales manager Derek Kai. The original Maynards site has been freshly outfitted with two floors of residential townhomes (the lower floors will house commercial and office space), and an additional residential building is also in the works. Roughly 80 per cent of the homes have been sold, but there is still a variety of studios and one- and two-bedroom homes available. Homeowners at Maynards Block will feel the luxury as soon as they set foot into their new space. Wide-plank flooring in the entry, den, living room, dining room and kitchen are an elegant yet modern touch, while designer carpeting in the bedrooms is perfect for sinking your feet in to. Whether you’re a budding gourmet or not, the kitchen at Maynards Block is certainly a highlight. A stainlesssteel appliance suite comes standard in every home, and a sleek tile backsplash is accented by modern undermounted puck lighting and a cashmere white solid granite countertop with an elegant square-edge finish. Kitchen cabinetry with convenient soft-close drawers and cupboards (good for those with doorslammers in the family) is available in one of two colour schemes, Latte and Cappuccino. Marketed by Rennie Marketing Systems, Maynards Block has attracted a wide variety of buyers, including young professionals buying their first place, and people who are already renting in the area, Kai says. “People love this area,” he says. This has contributed to the mix of demographics who have been arriving to check out the suites. “We are the closest to the Canada Line,” says Rennie Director of Marketing Linda Chu. “That is ‘highheels’ distance, so using the train to get downtown is so easy!” The biggest draw so far has definitely been the area, which is close enough to downtown, but still far enough away to

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THE NEWS/home&gardening Have a holly, jolly Christmas, this year O

f all the evergreens we use to decorate our gardens and homes during the Christmas season, holly is still the most popular. Native to the British Isles and southern and central Europe, Ilex aquifolium, or English holly, is the traditional Christmas holly. While Gardening Brian Minter traveling in England last fall, I noticed large forests of oaks with holly growing underneath as a companion plant. The Latin name aquifolium means ‘needle-leafed’, but many new varieties are much friendlier. The use of holly dates back to Roman times, when it was an emblem of goodwill and was sent from one home to another during the Festival of Saturn, celebrated from Dec. 17 to 19. The Christmas custom of decorating homes with holly probably dates back to this time. The pagans in the British Isles were very superstitious, and holly played an important role in their lives. Holly and ivy were used in fertility rites during the Fire Festival, which took place around the time of Christmas. When Christian missionaries attempted to convert the pagans, it was often easier to accept pagan superstitions and incorporate them into the mainstream of Christian life. Instead of being a symbol of welcome, good luck and eternal life, holly thorns came to signify the Passion of Christ and the berries, drops of blood. Other superstitions persisted. A holly tree, growing near one’s home, was believed to protect the family from thunder and lightning. Holly was also hung before mistletoe, otherwise bad luck would come down the chimney on Christmas Eve. After Christmas, holly must be taken down before Epiphany Eve (Jan. 5), but a sprig should be retained to protect the house against lightning. You could sure get into a lot of trouble by not knowing your holly lore. Most older holly varieties were unisexual, meaning both male and female plants were needed for pollination. Newer varieties, developed over the years, have eliminated the


The Christmas custom of decorating homes with holly probably dates back to Roman times, when it was an emblem of goodwill and was sent from one home to another during the Festival of Saturn, celebrated from Dec. 17 to 19. need for two trees. This is good for smaller landscapes that can accommodate only one tree. All variegated forms, however, need a pollinator. Self-fertile varieties make good pollinators. In the case of hardy blue hollies, both male and female plants can be planted together in the same hole and thus save space. The best English varieties to plant are the self-fertile ‘San Gabriel’ (which produces seedless berries) and the hardier ‘San Jose Hybrid’. I have seen both of these varieties produce berries even as small plants, which is so different from the older types. One of the most popular holly varieties today, however, is the Dutch variety, ‘J.C. Van Tol’. Unlike its English counterpart, its leaves are much smoother – a real treat when you are making wreaths or door swags. This variety also produces berries even as a small plant and is absolutely loaded as it grows up to 30 feet. One of the newer compact hollies is a har-

dy variety called I.a. ‘Red Beauty’. Growing only seven to 10 feet tall in a conical form, it’s an ideal patio specimen or small garden holly. It is self fertile and hardy to zone 6. The newer and more compact blue hollies, ‘Blue Boy’ and ‘Blue Girl’ are a cross between the aquifoliums and Ilex rugosas, which give them the hardiness rating of zone four. ‘Blue Prince’ and ‘Blue Princess’ varieties seem to be far more popular. Their compact habit and black-green leaves provide a lovely contrast to their large, bright red berries. Despite their hardy nature, treat them like a traditional broad-leafed plant and keep them out of winter winds. The variegated forms of English holly are in great demand each Christmas, but unfortunately, very few are grown in home gardens. The silver and green leafed variety, Argenteo-marginata is, by far, the most popular. ‘Golden King’ is one of the best golden variegated varieties, and like the Dutch variety, has almost spineless leaves.

Both need pollinators. One of the hottest berried plants for this time of year is a totally unique deciduous holly called Ilex verticillata. When the leaves fall off, a stunning display of vibrant red berries smother the branches. While in high demand by the floral industry for Christmas décor, they are also the number one choice of birds for winter food. You need both a male and a female for pollination, so make sure you purchase two plants or a pot with both male and female together. It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about decorating our gardens for Christmas, and holly is certainly a universal favourite. If you want to grow at least one in your landscape, remember: they need very good drainage. Brian Minter owns and operates Minter Gardens, just outside of Chilliwack.

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• 5 bedrooms • 2 kitchens • New deck

• On Greenbelt • 2,128 sq. ft. • 9,148 sq. ft. lot

• Roof 3 years • Furnace 2 years



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24144 102B Ave.

Family home located near parks and Schools. 9’ ceilings, great kitchen/ family room, gas fireplace, centre island, stainless appliances, builtin vac, security system and 3 1/2 baths. 2300 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, finished basement, fenced yard & storage shed. Corner lot, great family neighbourhood!




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$ • 1 bedroom • Den • Amenity room


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• Top floor • 2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

• In-suite laundry • Exercise room • 1,080 sq. ft. • And more… • Inground pool

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• 1.98 acre • Private custom • 2 gas fireplaces built • 2187sq.ft. • 3 bed & den • 3 baths • Double garage • 2006 2 storey

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Vicki Cunningham

#112-33728 King Rd. Abbotsford $179,000

1660 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 2 bath sprawling rancher. 134 x 161’ lot, in town but private. Family rm off kitchen, double garage with huge asphalt driveway to build a mechanics dream shop!

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• 2,700 sq ft fully • Private backyard finished • Close to schools & amenities • 1 bdrm suite • 4 bdrms, 3 baths

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20448 - 122B Ave., M.R.

24750 Dewdney Trunk, M.R.

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• 1,100 sq. ft. • Detached 20x20 rancher shop • Completely reno’d • New roof, windows, etc... • 6,000 sq. ft. lot

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20457 Lorne Avenue, M.R.


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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

22815-126B Ave., Maple Ridge

• 2,600 sq. ft. 5 bdrm home • Cul-de-sac • Nice layout

• Lane access • Grand kitchen lots of cupboards • 2 bdrm suite

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22463 Morse Cres., M.R.





• Approx 2,000 parking sq. ft. • 2 bdrms down • 3 bdrms up • Solid home needs • Huge lot with extra a little TLC

31901 Starling Ave., Mission


• 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.


Includes HST



• Over 900 sq. ft. • Lots of updates • 2 bdrms, 2 baths • Walk to WC Express, park, • Private enclosed shopping, tennis patio

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Fantastic 4 bdrm townhome, walking distance to schools, shopping, doctors, and restaurants. Home is in immaculate condition with nothing to do but move in. Laminate floors in kitchen, centre island, lots of cabinets, and some newer appliances. Main floor boasts 9’ ceilings and a 2 pce. bath. Upstairs are 4 generous sized bdrms. 4 pce. ensuite plus laundry with front load stacker. A great buy for all your family needs.

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• 3,191 sq. ft. • One acre • 3 bdrms up • 2 kitchens • 2 double garages • 3 bdrm suite down • 2 master bdrms

27111-122nd Avenue, M.R.



Stunning Custom Built Home!

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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.

1/3 acre in the heart of Davison 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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We Never Stop Moving www coldwellbankermapleridge coldwellbanker ld llb k l id com 22519 Dewdney Trunk Road, 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

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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

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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

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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+



#208 - 11757 - 223rd St., Maple Ridge


Jeff Bright Big Yard







Former Showhome! Over 2,100 sq. ft. finished on 3 levels, 4 bdrm, 3 bath home in family friendly Albion area. Home features Italian tile & fir plank flrs. Priced to sell… CALL NOW!





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Over 1,100 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with river view in solid Southridge Terrace. Buy now, be in before Christmas! Call now for private viewing!

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Over 2,000 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 3 bathrm unit backs onto permanent greenbelt. Bank says SELL! Call now to view!

Fixer upper on 8.64 acres with great view of the Fraser River. Call now for details. Jeff 604-828-7653

Own this 2 bedroom townhome in desirable Gabriola complex for just $10,250 down and $1144/mo including taxes & strata fees. Don’t have a down payment? Call me, I can help!

Hardly lived in, 1,148 sq. ft. 2 bedroom + den unit in premier Stonegate building. Compare this with “New” units and save yourself thousands!!! Seller relocating, their loss is your GAIN!

Nicely appointed 1,500 + sq. ft. bungalow with basement. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, huge, flat & private 70 x 159’ lot (over 1/4 acre). Like living int he country, yet minutes to all amenities? Call now for further details.

Over 3,500 sq. ft. custom built home on 1 acre riverfront lot in town. City water, separate detached coach-house, roughed in for suite above & roughed-in for 2 bdrm suite in bsmt. Make your move, you deserve it!

Jeff has sold 47 homes so far in 2011… Thinking of Selling? Don’t leave it to chance, leave it to Jeff!

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MLS # V911489

• 4 bdrms with 3 baths $ 399,900 • Shopping & School within walking distance MLS # V905829





• 5 Bdrm - 4 Bath $ 569,000 • Completely Renovated Nanny Suite MLS # V911921

Lisa 604-970-2209 • •


11885 216TH ST., MAPLE RIDGE • 3 bdrm - 3 Bath • Large 17,424 sq. ft. lot Detached Shop


• Triple Creek Estates • 3 bedrooms & 1 bath




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





23010 REID AVE. • Curved staircase, vaulted ceilings • Sunroom and a covered patio • Nice in & out! • Huge fig tree in backyard

ASKING $469,900



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12266 201st St.

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

• Westside location overlooking green space • 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

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209


13925 McKechnie Rd.

11649 Ritchie Ave.



Call Dave at 604-341-0783

24355 102nd Ave. REDUCED! • Large two storey with fully


10277 244th St. MLS# V916736 $419,900

• 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


MLS # F1126667

11710 Glenhurst MLS# V917906 $524,900

11851 Hawthorne St.

11179 Creekside St. OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4 • PRICE


604.250.3977 604.839.8647

Dave 604-341-0783

• 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



• 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


“Our service will move you.”

JASON EXNER BRENDA EXNER Cell 604-818-9851 Cell 604-603-8043


OPEN Sun. Nov. 13 2-4 pm HORSE FARM. This 5 acre home has a huge barn with power, water and a big fenced pasture. Ideal for horses or as a hobby farm. The home is perfect with a huge country kitchen and 3 big bedrooms and 3 bathrooms surounded by gardens. Don’t miss this one. Asking $768,900

They don’t come any nicer. A 1200 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a humongous balcony with a view of the mountains. This concrete and steel bldg is has no problems and low maintenance fees. Sorry ADULTS ONLY. Asking $249,900

Master bedroom on the main floor makes this ideal for 55+. This home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and is over 1900 sq ft with a full daylight basement with a family room, bedroom and bathroom and a double garage and loft area for office/den. Be quick or miss it at $369,900

RON MITCHELL Cell 604-617-9642

“Selling Your Home For All It’s Worth”

WONDERFUL FAMILY NEIGHBOURHOOD 24279 102ND AVE. Super 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home in Albion. Nice open plan, great room, dining room, kitchen combination. Kitchen has centre island for cooking and entertaining. Fully finished MLS #V913823 “walk out” basement. Great deck and fenced back yard. Wonderful family neighbourhood. Bright and cheerful and ready to move into.

Asking $379,900

RIVERFRONT ACREAGE 22319 132nd Avenue, Maple Ridge • • • •

over 12 acres close to city centre on city water 2700 square foot ‘cabin’

Al & Brenda



Maple Ridge Office 22718 Lougheed Highway

• Park like setting • Perfect for Horses & Hobbies • MLS# V862760

Eve Kyle 778-866-6683


#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



5 ACRES - VERY PRIVATE • • • • •

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 BR APARTMENT $149,900

20270 123 AVE


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

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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Central Maple Ridge • 45 + age restriction. This level entry rancher style home is complete with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a cozy kitchen with eating area leading to a fenced yard with covered patio. • The living room is complete with a gas ¿replace and bay windows. This is a great complex, well run and well maintained throughout, with the advantage of a perfect clubhouse for social and recreational activities.



#28-22206 124th Ave • • • • • •


REDUCED $50,000 OFF ORIGINAL PRICE Developer will pay HST!!! Brand New totally upgraded greenbelt. Incredible Golden Ears Views. 5 Gold Star Energy Rating. LAST UNIT BLOWOUT.



Port Moody

• Fabulous 2 bedroom corner unit. • Covered deck, tile & hardwood Àoors, breakfast counter. • Boasting mountain & village views with loads of windows. • Walking distance to Newport Village.



East Maple Ridge

• 14,000 sq ft property. • Municipality indicates this property can be subdivided in 2 RS1B 7000 sq. ft. 50’ x 140’ lots.

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge



Pitt Meadows

• Traditional street scape entrance with verandas • 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom town home. • Double garage with expansion area. • 9’ ceiling on main Àoor. • Walk to mall and West Coast Express.


Maple Ridge

• Cozy, rancher on a 11,000 sq. ft. lot. • Approx. 1250 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, shows well • Offers detached workshop, man cave and lots of storage. • RV parking, double carport, close to schools and transit.

Glenn “Mr. Rogers” 604-790-2345 Luke “Mr. Rogers” 604-780-2304

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Central Maple Ridge



11226 236A St

• 2 storey & basement entry home. • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, included soaker tub & separate shower in en suite. • Kitchen island with breakfast counter • Oversized family deck. • Just minutes walk to neighbourhood coffee shop & pizzeria.

• The Pointe, featuring 29 single family homes, is close to town, schools and Kanaka Creek Park. • Proudly built by Concordia Homes, homes features extensive exterior and interior design detail. • 3 large bedrooms up, 9 foot ceilings on the main, a formal parlour for entertaining, maple kitchen. • Price includes HST, stainless steel appliances, screens and granite counters in kitchen.

Randy & Tracy DeLair

Vicky van Herwaarden




Rick Medhurst


Central Maple Ridge • Cul-de-sac location with professional landscaping. • Private guest room, media/Àex room • Master with Jacuzzi bath, walk-in closet • Gourmet kitchen with Àoor to ceiling cabinets • 2+ Bedroom in-law suite with separate entrance.

Randall Didiuk



Jim Isherwood


Maple Ridge • 2 storey with ¿nished basement • 5 bedrooms & 4 baths. • Granite, stainless steel, heat pump, terrace yard , shows well. • Come see for yourself. • Over 3500 sq. ft. of ¿nished home. • Call for more information.

Karen Bennett

604 463-3000


Chris Frandsen


10580 239th St

• Custom home built with pride & relaxation in mind. • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4035 sq. ft. • Granite counters, chef’s kitchen, Àoor to ceiling rock ¿replace. • 1 bedroom, den, nanny, in law suite with separate entrance, water & dryer. • 3 tier entertainers deck & fully fenced yard. • Great for kids, pets, and friends. • View of Golden Ears from deck is breath-taking.

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East Maple Ridge

• An opportunity to own the most exclusive address in Maple Ridge. • 1 fully serviced acre walking distance to town huge drive through garage with parking. for up to 6 cars. • 4 bedrooms, plus 1 bedroom suite.

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# 75 12099 237TH ST

22791 116TH AVE, Maple Ridge

HIGHLY AFFORDABLE-RARELY AVAILABLE • Perfect for first-timer or down sizer • Large 1400 sqft unit • 3 beds & 2 baths • Master retreat w/full ensuite, walk-in closet • Den & vaulted ceilings • Ent. sized kitchen $295,000 with centre island, fire place, NEW cabinets, back splash & laminate floors

• Quality built! 3 bdrm bare land strata, ($20.00 PER MONTH) • Gorgeous kitchen/family room, all black appliances, kitchen island, quality • Cozy gas F/P & sliding door to back balcony. • 3 bdrms up • Shower in ensuite plus walk in closet.

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Pitt Meadows

WOW! This home is a 10+! One level of stunning open planned living, updated with the most discerning taste. Including travertine floors, gorgeous hardwood floors, brand new kitchen with new cabinets, flooring, countertops, pot lights and fabulous stainless appliances! The master bedroom has the added touch of a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and bright and cheerful ensuite. There is an actual laundry ROOM (not a little closet in the hallway) that is large enough to add your freezer and storage! The spacious family room opens out to a super-sized sundeck all ready for relaxing on every sunny day! Add to this the side-by-side double car garage and you’ve got a wonderful home just waiting for the most selective people!!!


Move in for Christmas REDUCED




Custom built 2 storey + finished basement in a cul de sac. 4 generous size bedrooms. Deluxe master bedroom with fireplace. Hardwood flooring, laundry room upstairs. Granite counters, 9 foot ceilings. Under ground sprinkler for the professionally landscaped yard. • Theatre room, covered deck & patio with pond.



Spacious Ground Level Suite with sunny, open-floor plan! 9 ft. ceilings! TWO bedrooms, TWO bathrooms, TWO PARKING SPACES! Bright, open-styled kitchen! Supersized patio with access to green space for your little poochy! Walk to shopping, transportation, recreation! This building includes a Sauna, Hot Tub and GYM! Why worry about waiting for an elevator or taking the stairs? This suite is one level in and one level out!


Pitt Meadows

GREAT BIG one bedroom suite (that could easily be bedroom/den) on the bright side of the building! 930 sq. ft. featuring a great big eat-in kitchen; great big bedroom ready for your great big furniture and a great big living/dining room perfect for entertaining! Steps to the Bus and West Coast Express and minutes to both brand new bridges! You can walk to all amenities from this sparkling suite! Imagine OWNING your own little piece of paradise instead of wasting your hard earned money on rent! There are many financing options available. All you have to do is ask.


22718 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Fax: 604-466-5348 Email:


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Quick possession available • Freshly painted 2 bedroom plus 2 bathrooms • Covered deck Lots of activities, hair salon in building Level walking distance to transit and shopping


$469,900 $112,000


Bright and private first floor condo, featuring one bedroom + den (easily converted to 2nd bedroom). Huge private sundeck! Building features: swirl pool, exercise room, workshop, rec room, extra storage. No stairs, no elevator to suite! V906638

For a free, no obligation, market evaluation please call me, anytime! Julia Perrie 604-313-6158 THIS COMMUNICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO CAUSE OR INDUCE BREACH OF AN EXISTING LISTING AND/OR BUYER’S AGREEMENT.

• Completely remodeled top to bottom • Large private lot, new roof, furnace +++ • Granite counters, laminate flooring • Stainless steel appliances.

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This west side family approved townhome is a must see! Three bdrms., beautifully maintained, a gorgeous backyard, single garage and shows like a dream! See it all on Sunday 1-3 @ #7 – 12227 Skillen, MR $274,500

The best basement home I have seen in years! Almost new – completely finished with two deluxe kitchens! Five bdrms, family room, den, playroom and sooo much more! Call Terri for your private viewing appointment today! $678,800

Is all that is needed to fill this centrally located Cape Cod home. Four bedrooms, spacious room sizes, quiet street and a family approved fenced in backyard with mountain view! Don’t miss this special home priced at $421,900

26741 Ferguson, Maple Ridge (off Dewdney and 272nd St.) 2 ACRES OF PARADISE!! • Immaculately kept 5 brm, 3 bath, 17 yr old home • Bright open plan with vaulted ceiling • Large county-sized kitchen • Rec room down in walk out basement • Very well kept property, decks & patios • 10 minutes to town and schools

PRICED TO SELL AT $669,900!!!!!


Fred Miller-Tait (604) 671-8159

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Perfect for the young family this nicely remodeled home featuring 3 bed up PLUS 1 or 2 bed inlaw suite down on a quiet flat road hockey street! A short walk to shopping,elementary school. Newer appliances,beautiful laminate,gas fireplace and a great fenced backyard for kids. OPEN HOUSE Sun 2-4 22941 Storey Avenue or call Fred for a private viewing! 604-671-8159


• Almost 1500 sq ft TOP FLOOR • 3 bdrm 2 full baths spacious kitchen • Separate laundry room/storage • Mountain views off 2 decks • Close walk to schools, transportation

ONLY $259,900!!!!

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New on the market! Three bdrms, 3 bath townhouse in Pine Meadows - a small development in the heart of Pitt Meadows. Over 1500 sq ft, garage, fenced yard & low maintenance fees.

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This big custom built two storey offers a separate 2 bdrm “parents” suite on 2000+ sq ft ground level main floor. Huge master suite + 3 more brms up. Triple garage + more.

$$ THOUSANDS SAVED $$ 23903 - 114A Avenue, Maple Ridge


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No Strata - no rules, just a little 3 bdrm house a short jaunt from town core on your own fenced 5,000 sq ft lot. Detached garage or workshop. Under $300k. Bring offers!

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Eagle Crest Place! Quality detached home on the Westside. Former grow-op, fully remediated with certificates. Priced $40k below comparables. Buy instant equity, Hurry.



This house has been treated to a new roof, furnace, windows, kitchen and more. It’s a great deal even without the 14,000+ sq ft lot! Great place to build a serious workshop.

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Best of all worlds! Established neighbourhood with large yard, privacy and convenience PLUS incredible renovation offers new house experience. Huge pro workshop too!

$$ THOUSANDS SAVED $$ 1046 Parana Drive, Port Coquitlam


$$ THOUSANDS SAVED $$ 11625 Harrison Street, Maple Ridge


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Here is a big versatile bsmt home in central location. Offering a huge lot, gigantic driveway with carport & RV parking with lane access. Top notch condition!

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Entertainer’s delight in one of Pitt Meadows’ most desirable locations. 3 level split w/ covered deck & hot tub, I/G pool with cabana/exercise room. Cul de sac of high end homes.

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Welcome home. You’ve arrived! Deluxe 4000+ sq ft home in Balsam Creek near Maple Ridge Park. 2 bed suite down, triple garage, and incredible natural setting. Hear the brook from back porch.

Riverfront Townhome



Bishops Reach Bordering the Fraser River and walking trails in the heart of Bonson’s Landing. Many significant upgrades, incredible views from every room!

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Big versatile 4 bdrm, bsmt home with suite potential and huge side RV parking & access to back yard. 188 St. with views to the West over agricultural land. Big sky views!

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Websters Corners 12985 - 256th St., Maple Ridge (MLS#V891311)

Featured home of the week Nature Paints a Masterpiece

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM #23-22308 124th Ave.

Enjoy the changing colours of the greenspace behind this lovely rancher style end unit in Brandywynd. 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. O Offered at $278,900

Executive classic custom built 4,000 sq. ft. home. Quality thru-out. House features 4 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with jacuzzi plus a 3 pce bath & a 2 pce powder room on main - crown moldings throughout. Built-in appliances,. 3 fireplaces, corner 2 acre lot with circular driveway, workshop, 3 stall barn and much more. Suitable for Bed and Breakfast business, since it has 2 sets of washers & dryers & 2 ovens. The 3 stall barn can also be used for income if needed.

Olga Duduletz Realty Inc.

Phone: 604-307-2000 Cell: 604-726-6744

DOLLARS AND SENSE Unbelievable value for this rancher-style townhouse in St. Georges Village, a quiet 50+ adult complex in East Maple Ridge. Offering 1026 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2 washrooms, vaulted ceiling in livingroom/dingingrooms add a real airyness to the space, updated appliances, covered patio with avery private backyard, carport plus second parking stall. This is a Co-op, ask Debbie about the details.


SWIMMING, FISHING, BOATING 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!


SOMETHING SPECIAL 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!


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Mayur Arora 604.725.1000

Great 2 storey home with fully finished basement in peaceful Rock Ridge with 6000 sq. ft. lot backing on to beautiful mature Greenbelt with creek. A Cavalier built home with excellent finishing and extensive moldings. Maple railings and kitchen and 16’ floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Basement is easily suitable with separate laundry and Electric Fireplace/ Shows like new but no H.S.T. Don’t be shy, Heater. Private Hot Tub. MLS #V909162 Bring Your Offer!




Starting at $329,900

Mountain & Valley View

Cottonwood Ridge



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20125 Bruce Avenue, Maple Ridge $419,900 • 1656 square foot rancher in West Maple Ridge • Great location near shopping, West Coast Express, transit and the 2 bridges • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Valor heatilator fireplace in the family room off the kitchen • Double garage • Fenced yard with patio and shed

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Starting at $452,900

Showhome at 10558 Jackson Rd, Maple Ridge • Quality built 2 storey homes with basement • 9’ ceilings on the main floor • Gas fireplace in the family room • Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, island and desk • Separate entrance from basement • Attached or detached double garages • Includes appliances and blinds.


Showhome at #81-11252 - Cottonwood Dr, Maple Ridge • Nicely finished townhomes with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and basement • Hardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite countertops, crown moldings • Gas fireplace. Garage for 2 cars • 6 appliances and blinds included


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Hostess at 24256 - 101A Ave., Maple Ridge Starting at $489,900 • New 2 storey homes with 2 bdrms in the daylight basements with a separate entrance • 5 to 6 bedroom home • 4 to 5 bathrooms • Gas fireplace in the family rm • Maple kitchen. • Double and single garage homes • Ready to move into or build to suit

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Showhome at #7 - 13771 - 232A Street, Maple Ridge

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


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

2 storey, 3 bdrm, w/bsmt. Close to schools and rec. Updated w/shaker cabs, newer appliances. Updated carpets, paint & newer roof. Unfinished bsmt. Access off cul-de-sac. Ready to move in. $449,900.

New home, 24’ vaulted wood ceil. 8000+ sqft lot. Low “E” windows. Rock FP 6 s/s appl., wall mnt TV stays. Open plan, pantry, laundry on main. 4’ heated crawl sp. No dissappointments here! $349,900.

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Centrally located 3 bdrm rancher! Recent updates up, flrs, paint, kitch. cabs & bath. Downstairs open for ideas - hang out space, extra bdrms. Walk to West Coast Express, schools, shopping & rec centre. $329,900. To view call Mindy 604.826.1000





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Terrific Starter Home!!

2760 sq.ft. rancher with full basement townhome in adult oriented complex. Loads of living space in private location. End unit. RV parking. Centrally located.

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

Private 1.05 acres! Architecturally designed 4 level split overlooking the forest & Alouette River. 3 bdrms + 3 baths + studio/workshop perfect for home based business - one of a kind! $580,000 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

Enjoy peace & tranquility of your surroundings. Firepit, pond & gazebo set the tone for outdoor enjoyment. Remodelled home, 5 bdrms, 3 f/p, new kitch, roof. Huge workshop. $514,900

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

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

Stone’s throw to Mission’s “Heritage Park”, 80x136 lot has 2 road frontages and view of Mt. Baker! Funky 1940’s home, 4 bdrms & loads of character. Newly added commercial kitchen. $318,500

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Excellent location, newer flr, kitchen w/ cabinets + counter tops replaced! New windows! Perfect for newlyweds, young family or investors! Nice lot size! Close to hospital, Superstore! $294,900

Mission Way!! Prime location for this big corner, high visible exposure unit! Warehouse/retail space, 3 pce bathroom, mezz flr for offices/storage. Huge roll-up bay door. Imm. Pos. $199,900

Ona 6600+ sqft lot. Live a simple peasceful life conveniently located close to freeway & town access. New windows. Storage shed. Sunny location amongst mature tree setting. $199,900.

Nice 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, gas f/p, great layout, in-suite laundry, no age restriction, secure 28 unit building, rec-room, on the bus route - close to all amenities!! $179,500

South facing 2 bdrm. 2 bath unit at College Park Place. Walk to UFV, sports complex, shopping, dining, movies. This is convenience! Quiet side of complex. New roof in 2008. $169,500

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2 bdrm, 1 bath @ Cloudcroft Manor. Close to everything. Almost 950 sq.ft. of functional living. $119,500

Beautiful double wide! 55+ park. Backs onto creek & privacy. Newer deck, screened in porch. Lots of storage. New roof, furnace approx. 5 yrs. Central A/C. Immediate occupancy. $59,500

1.73 acres commercial property in 70 mile house. Motel, restaurant, RV camping. $495,000

Backs onto Crown Land! Bring the horses to this 10 acre private property. 3 bdrm rancher, out buildings, workshop, chicken coop, cabin with elec. for guests. Fenced. Priced to sell! $179,900

3 bedroom + 2 bathroom. Panabode log home with detached garage in 103 Mile House! 1.03 acre of rolling hills to sit on and take in the fresh air. $195,000

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To view call Mindy 604.826.1000


Lot in Bear Creek!! 6400 sqft lot backing onto greenspace, walking trails. Quiet street of newer homes! Close to schools. $164,500


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Should go in the 5-stall barn with 5 turn-out paddocks and heated tack room that comes with this 2 1/2 acre ranch. Cute house with 3 bedrooms, 1 bedroom suite in barn plus extra 24 x 12 workshop, city water and close to town. Make this the place where you’ll want to hang your spurs.

And men too, will enjoy this 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit with a super Pitt Meadows address. Featuring high sun-filled rooms, dining, balcony, sunset view and lots of updates. It’s a place above the rest at $209,900

A secret garden seen from the decks of this custombuilt home is just one of the features of this 4 bedroom basement entry. An exceptional property offers cathedral ceilings with a wall of windows, 2’x6’ construction, expansive living areas, double garage and a much sought-after location. REDUCED $574,900

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Historical Century Mansion! Over 4000 sq ft! 6+ bdrm/3 bath. Perfect for a growing family - lrg gathering ktchn & grand living spaces, lots of storage. Yard is entirely private & fenced - gated at front & back. Parking for 6+. Loads of updates done over the past 15yr incl ktchn, Àoors, fresh paint, roof & some windows. The electrical has all been upgraded. Steps from shopping, transit, WC Express & schools. Alternatively could be fabulous Professional Of¿ce Space! Breathtaking views of the Fraser River & Mt. Baker.

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33260-11th Ave Clean, affordable 1800sqft/3bdrm unit. Family oriented, bring your pets!! Cozy living space on the main Àoor & a recroom + den in the basement. Private fenced yard. Many updates incl: appl, counters, Àoors, bath & light ¿xtures. Furnace 2007, Hotwater tank 2009. Well run strata! Roof 2008, fences+ 2010. Walk to the park, walk to schools, close to transit

35492 Strathcona

FOR SALE $519,900

• Culdesac family home • 5 bdrm + den • 2600 sq. ft. exec home • 1 or 2 bdrm Legal suite • Hair Salon at front of house • Large kitchen, open spaces • Large deck for entertaining • Close to schools & transit • Cozy home with loads of room • Great price, great place to call home!

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OPEN HOUSE SUN 1 - 4 Just under an Acre backing onto Kanaka Creek Greenbelt 3000 SqFt 6 bed home: New kitchen, new floors, new doors, new master bed & bath, newer roof, newer windows, new paint Reno almost done & Suite roughed in: MLS V917743. $599,900

NEW LISTING: 27071 116th 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 5 Bed / 3 Bath Suite parking for 6 Convenient location

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

The News connects countless people to their dream homes. Our Real Estate section, each Friday, features listings in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and more. - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 45

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n Tuesday, I took my mother and father on the usual weekly trek we make to the hospital, where he has his blood tested. This time, my mother also had a doctor’s appointment and me and my dad found ourselves sitting alone in the vehicle for more than an hour, waiting. Once the requisite discussion of the weather and the poor condition of the pavement in the parking lot had finished, he looked wistfully out the window and said, “You’ll take care of your mother, right?” This wasn’t the normal tone with which he generally speaks to me, as it had a slightly deeper and more serious pitch. Although he has been quite ill for some time, he never engaged in any conversations about circumstances after he might leave us. He often refers to himself as “half-dead,” but there was never any doubt that his “half-live” part was going to fight a battle to keep the upper hand. Not sure if he had something more to say, I deflected with the response, “I don’t know, Dad. I have my hands full with one woman; two might kill me.” He smiled and I don’t remember how we got there, but we ended up talking about why women put so much in their

purses, then have to empty them out five times a day and, whatever they are looking for is always the last thing left. Oh, and why it takes Parenting a woman Graham Hookey (my mother specifically) longer to pick between two tomatoes than to buy a house. I did remind him, just the same, that a trip to the hardware store with him went best with an army cot so you could have a nap while he debated the merits of various screw shapes and sizes for every job he had to do. Tomatoe/tomato; screw/screwnail. We laughed, admitted we would both go to our graves without the slightest clue of how our wives really thought and he tapped me on the shoulder and only half facetiously told me, “Your mom will be in good hands with you, I’m sure.” Just at that time we noticed her coming to the car and he said we better change the subject before we both were knocked up the side of the head.

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The next day, my dad woke in a terrible state and within 24 hours had passed away. Did he know something on Tuesday that he wasn’t telling me directly, but implying with his question?

Did he know something on Tuesday that he wasn’t telling me directly, but implying with his question? In hindsight, I believe he was ready, that day, to give permission for the half-dead side of him to put the half-live side of him to rest. But like the responsible husband and father that he was, he needed to be sure that things were going to be taken care of in his absence. While I never answered him directly, I’m sure he knew the answer and now that I have spent the past four months primarily helping my dad pass from this life with dignity, my new primary focus will be helping my mom live hers the same way. Graham Hookey writes about education and parenting (

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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: 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

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ll over the world, spiders rule. Love them or hate them, they are a very important part of our ecological system. In fact, John Hancock (yes, he is a relative), who has written about and studied spiders most of his life, tells me that without these small natural wonders, our world would eventually collapse. All spiders here live on small insects, and in our corner of the Alouette waterways we have many spider varieties. One of the most common is the harvestman spider, standing tall on long spindly legs, its round body suspended over the ground as it scurries about. It looks like a miniature robot. Then there is the funnel weaver spider. Small and quick it likes to live under rotting

wood, in old barns and at the bottom of broken wooden fences. It is related the hobo spider and the European house spider, but current River tales thinking sugLiz Hancock gests these spiders originated from the giant house spider in B.C. long before man settled here. There are many forms of the black speckled jumping spider and the great hunter, the wolf spider, which you can ďŹ nd everywhere from the back garden to the river. The wolf spider has incredible

eyesight and lives and hunts alone, often laying in wait for its pray, or chasing it down for short distances before pouncing. They make small burrows, hidden by a trap door, and hide when a disturbance comes along, such as a dog or us humans. There are misconceptions about the bite of a wolf spider. If you are unfortunate enough to be bitten by one here in Canada, unless you are allergic, the bite will itch and possibly swell, but you will live to tell the tale. All spiders help keep insects down. Without them and the many other small creatures along the riverbanks and in our gardens, who enjoy a mosquito or two, our food supply would be affected. Liz Hancock is a member of the Alouette Management Society.

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remember well that warm September day in 1939. I stood with my dad and a neighbour on the sidewalk of our small town and listened to them discuss the fact that war had been declared and therefore unknown implications faced us in the future. In the days that followed, it was a common sight to see our boys in uniform board the train that would take them to their training base, the first leg of their journey to the war and battles overseas. Our schoolteacher went, as did our young neighbour Jack. Many, Jack among them, made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives for our peace and freedom. In due time, young women also enlisted. The bloody conflicts took thousands of young Canadian lives. Heroes and heroines rose to the occasion, displaying great courage and a deep, deep love for family, friends and country. May we never forget, may we always remember, the high price paid and the valiant men and women who bought with their blood what we enjoy today. People, most of whom we never met, did more than their share for God, country and us. Today is Remembrance Day in

Canada and other Commonwealth countries. It is a day when we remember our fallen dead from the First World War, Second World War, Acts of Faith Korean War, Eddie Bradley as well as Afghanistan conflict and peacekeeping missions. Remembrance was first observed in Great Britain and the Commonwealth at 11 a.m. on November 11th, 1919, as dedicated by King George V. The hostilities of the Great War officially ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This was called “The war to end all wars” – but wars continue – lest we forget – we pause to remember. I was too young to join the armed forces during the Second World War, but I did proudly wear the uniform of a Royal Canadian Army Cadet. I listened to the newscasts and was aware of the battles, the destruction, the loss of lives, the blackouts, the rations and the sacrifices. At great length came VE Day

and finally VJ Day, victory and rejoicing. And on Nov. 11th, 1945, another Remembrance Day, and with thankful hearts we remembered those who died for us. We proudly wore the red poppy, a symbol of the red blood poured out on battlefields to bring us peace and freedom. The greatest battle of all the ages was fought just outside the city of Jerusalem on a hill called Calvary. There Jesus Christ, Son of the living and eternal God, defeated the powers of darkness when He gave His life a ransom for sinners. The Bible says of Him: (Revelation 5:9 ESV) “… you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” The church ordinance, commonly called “The Lord’s Supper,” is an observance of Christians to remember the Lord’s death until He comes again. We remember His body broken and His blood shed that we can have our sins forgiven and experience peace with God. It is right today that we remember our fallen military. Let us also remember our living Lord and His sacrifice for us. Eddie Bradley is pastor emeritus at High Way Church.


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to this point in time is negative,” said Con Kiley, a veterinarian and acting director of the CFIA’s aquatic animal health program. “There have been no confirmed cases of ISA in wild or farmed salmon in B.C.” The CFIA retested all 48 salmon originally sampled by SFU researchers, as well as hundreds more sampled at the same time that weren’t initially tested. It also tested other samples independent biologist Alexandra Morton collected and claimed were infected. Kiley said the results were consistent with the findings of a lab in Norway that also tested the samples. He said some of the results must be considered inconclusive because of the poor quality of the samples, which had been kept in freezers for an extended period. More tests are continuing, he said, adding the CFIA and Department of Fisheries and Oceans felt it important to release the findings so far. Asked when the CFIA might be able to say with confidence whether or not B.C. is ISA-

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said its tests at the national reference lab did not find any Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) virus in the samples. free, he said it may not be possible. “’All clear’ is not something we could probably ever say,” Kiley said. “It’s very hard to prove a negative. All we can do is state that we have not found a virus in all the sampling that’s been done already.” Kiley said the CFIA is still assessing whether it needs to expand sampling of Pacific salmon as a result of the investigation. Morton, who suspects fish farms imported the virus with Atlantic salmon eggs and transmitted it to wild stocks, said she’s not convinced by the CFIA results.

“I still remain very concerned,” she said. “If they’re giving British Columbia a clean bill of health because the samples they looked at were too degraded, what kind of confidence can I have in that?” Morton wants a much-expanded independent program set up to sample and test for ISA in B.C. salmon. Reports of the firstever West Coast ISA infections had rocked the B.C. salmon farm industry. It also raised concern for wild stocks – not just in B.C. but from U.S. officials in Alaska and Washington State. The B.C. Salmon

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Farmers Association executive director Mary Ellen Walling welcomed the results. “We’re pleased to see the thorough way CFIA is following up, but are dismayed at the way campaigners used this to create fear about our operations,” she said. The “inflammatory” unconfirmed report announced by SFU Oct. 17 seemed intended to “create as much hype as possible,” Walling said, adding it had potential to disrupt markets for B.C. salmon farms. NDP federal fisheries critic Fin Donnelly called for more sampling and accused the federal government of being too slow to react to the reports of infections.

“This scare should serve as a wake-up call.” Fin Donnelly, NDP federal fisheries critic

“This scare should serve as a wake-up call,” he said, adding it’s the wrong time for a planned $57-million cut to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans budget. He wants the federal government to force fish farms to phase out open-net pens and move to closed containment systems, adding that would eliminate the potential of farms to transit disease to wild stocks. ISA has mainly been a disease of farmed Atlantic salmon. The European strain can kill up to 90 per cent of infected Atlantic salmon but it’s thought to be less dangerous to sockeye. - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 49 Royal City Youth Ballet Company Society proudly pro u dly y prese presents, ents, fo forr th the he 23rd se season e ason

Salmon inquiry final debate targets farms ‘Don’t wait for scientific proof’ by J eff Nage l Black Press The Cohen Inquiry is being urged to recommend the removal of ocean-based salmon farms from the B.C. coast – even if science has yet to prove the farms are to blame for the decline of Fraser River wild sockeye stocks. Gregory McDade, the lawyer acting for a coalition of groups opposing salmon farms, said in his final submission Monday, it would be wrong to leave farms in the water while scientists study the risks to passing sockeye for another five to 10 years. “The real issue here is proof versus risk,” McDade told Justice Bruce Cohen, who is heading the probe of Fraser salmon returns. “The risk here is real. Don’t wait for 10 years until this is proven and we have no fish left.” The potential role of aquaculture has been the most acrimonious topics for the inquiry,

which was named in 2009 to investigate the steep plunge in Fraser sockeye returns that year. But two researchers dispatched by the inquiry to investigate the impact of farmed salmon came back in September deeply divided on the severity of the threat. No smoking gun emerged that pointed to a single pathogen or illness – or other potential cause – for the decline. McDade disputed aquaculture industry claims farmed fish are generally healthy and said the year-round presence of large populations of farmed salmon in water where wild runs pass by is inherently dangerous. Every other fish farming country has suffered devastating disease outbreaks, he said. “Do we have to wait for that to occur before we do something about it?” McDade asked. “Put them where the wild salmon aren’t migrating.” Provincial government representatives said some scientists who appeared before the commission spoke beyond their areas of exper-

tise, feeding what one expert witness termed “pure speculation” that farms are harming wild stocks. “It is unlikely that aquaculture caused the long-term decline in productivity of Fraser River salmon or the decline in 2009,” said the province’s Tara Callan in B.C.’s final submission. “The evidence points to global features, including marine ecology and climate change,” added Clifton Prowse, another member of the provincial legal team at the inquiry. Alan Blair, representing the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association, argued aquaculture has had little if any impact on wild stocks, rejecting the “fanciful attacks” in blogs and newspaper columns “where facts and fiction merge seamlessly.” He noted that opponents of fish farms, who previously targeted them for spreading sea lice, have moved on to disease allegations like Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) after researchers testified lice were unlikely to be the culprits causing the

sockeye decline. Aquaculture accounts for 39 per cent of B.C. seafood exports, accounting for 6,000 direct and indirect jobs and $348 million in annual revenue, the inquiry heard. While closed containment aquaculture systems have been touted as an alternative, provincial government reps told the commission it’s too early to tell if they will prove viable. Tim Leadem, who represents conservation groups at the inquiry, agreed with the criticism of the aquaculture industry, but also sought to inject concern about the potential threat to salmon from various other sources, such as industrial pollution, municipal sewage and the salvage logging of Interior forests killed by mountain pine beetles. He said those factors can have “sub-lethal effects” that taken together contribute to the mortality of salmon, or amplify the impact of other hazards. The Cohen Inquiry will reconvene in midDecember to consider evidence on the threat from ISA virus.

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Garbage burner loses key customer by J eff Nage l Black Press Metro Vancouver’s garbage incinerator in south Burnaby is being forced to retool because it can no longer sell steam to an adjacent industrial plant. The Norampac linerboard mill – which was the only buyer of steam from the waste-to-energy plant – will close down in December, parent firm Cascades Inc. announced. That means Metro must upgrade the incinerator at a cost of $4.2 million to turn all of the steam it generates into electricity for sale to the power grid, said Metro utility planning manager

Toivo Allas. The incinerator burns 285,000 tonnes of garbage per year and about a third of the steam produced was piped next door to Norampac. Selling steam was more lucrative than selling electricity, so the conversion will cut into Metro’s revenue. The region earned $11 million from the waste-to-energy plant last year and senior engineers say that will drop to about $7 million next year because of the loss of steam sales. They expect revenue will rebound, but how much depends on Metro securing a higher electricity rate from B.C. Hydro when the power sales contract is

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Friday, Nov. 11 • Remembrance Day services in Maple Ridge will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Peace Park in downtown Maple Ridge, 11925 Haney Place. A parade will take place from the Royal Canadian Legion on 224th Street to the Cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park, leaving from the legion at 10:45 a.m. • A ceremony at the Cenotaph at Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows will begin at 10:30 a.m. to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war. The ceremony includes a procession, speeches, and a two-minute observance of silence in memory of those who have lost their lives. The Pitt Meadows ceremony takes place at 12007 Harris Road. Saturday, Nov. 12 • The Maple Ridge Music Society, in cooperation with West Acres and the Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts are presenting a Master Piano Class with Sergei Saratovsky, one of Canada’s great piano talents. Space is limited to four students and a small audience so don’t delay and register as

soon as possible. Sessions are from 1 to 4 p.m. at West Acres, 23575 124th Avenue, Maple Ridge. For details, email info@ or phone Judith at 604 467-6613. • Free Celtic music workshops lead by Michael Muldoon, a founding member of Blackthorn and well known Vancouver Irish session facilitator. Tin Whistle and Celtic flute from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows location of the Bergthorson Academy at 12229 Harris Road. Participants should bring their own instruments and be ready to share and learn. For more information and to register, call 604 467-6613 or info@bergthorson. com • Calling all 1st Haney Scouting Group alumni and other scouting supporters. The local scouting group is holding a fundraising dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Ticket cost includes dinner and a beverage. Silent auction, door prizes, 50/50 draws and toonie toss. For more information, please email 1st. or call Christi at 604-818-7625. Sunday, Nov. 13 • The Alouette Field Naturalists travel to the Kilby area to see eagles. Meet at 9 a.m. on 228th Street between Lougheed and Dewdney to car pool. Phone Duanne at 604-463-8743 for more information. Monday, Nov. 14 • Parents and caregivers of youths with developmental disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood are invited to attend a presentation by Karen Delong of British Columbia Association for Community Living. Learn about Commu-



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nity Living B.C. and supports available. Presentation is being held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living, 11641 224th Street, Maple Ridge. No charge to attend, but an RSVP is requested to Tracy Hewgilll 604 467 8700 ext 119 or tracy. Tuesday, Nov. 15 • Social Media for Writers presented by Andrea Walker of Walker Park Media and Ronda Payne of Eyben Connected Communications takes place at the ACT, Maple Ridge from 7 to 9 p.m. Golden Ears Writers is pleased to present it’s third “lobby night” for adults. Learn about the different tools available, how to use them and why they are essential for both budding and established writers. RSVP at GoldenEarsWriters or andrea@ Wednesday, Nov. 16 • The Golden Ears Go Gos will meet in the Alouette Room of the Maple Ridge Library at 6:30 p.m. The group will be discussing fundraising options for the next year. New members are always welcome. The Go Gos are affiliated with the Stephen Lewis Foundation and support the Grandmothers of Africa who are raising their AIDS orphaned grandchildren. • The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network is holding a presentation on memory loss and dementia from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Public Library. 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. Free event. Refreshments provided. Please register at 604-786 7404 or e-mail Friday, Nov. 18 • The Maple Ridge Christmas Festival Society presents an Evening of Celtic Music with Nigel Tucker and Friends from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Burnett Fellowship Baptist Church, 20639 123rd Street, Maple Ridge. Tickets can be purchased for $12 (including HST) at the ACT Theatre or at the Burnett Fellowship Baptist Church. Refreshments will be available by donation, and all proceeds from this event will go toward covering the $10,000 cost of hosting Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade by the Maple Ridge Christmas Festival Society. • The Garibaldi Art Club is pleased to announce the opening reception of its 52nd annual art show and sale from 7 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and several baskets of exciting items will be displayed for the raffle. Each basket is valued over $200. Fraserview Village Hall, 22610 116th Avenue, just off the Haney By-pass. Saturday, Nov. 19 • Municipal elections take place in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Cast your vote for mayor, council, and school board from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit or for information on polling stations, candidates, and eligibility. • The Stave Falls Scottish Dancers are hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Andrew’s United Church, Maple Ridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come enjoy live entertainment,


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Saturday, Nov. 19 • Free Celtic Music Workshop lead by Michael Muldoon, a founding member of Blackthorn and well known Vancouver Irish session facilitator. Celtic fiddle sessions are from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows location of the Bergthorson Academy at 12229 Harris Road. Participants should bring their own instruments and be ready to share and learn. For more information and to register, call 604-467-6613 or email info@ • St. Patrick’s School’s annual Christmas craft fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For those that are crafty or have some fabulous items to sell, tables are $25. To register a table please email stpatsschoolfundraising@gmail. com. If you’re stopping by to do some Christmas shopping, admission is $2 at the door. St. Patrick’s School is located at 22589 121st Avenue, Maple Ridge. Sunday, Nov. 20 • The Garibaldi Art Club

is pleased to announce the opening reception of its 52nd annual art show and sale from 10 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and several baskets of exciting items will be displayed for the raffle. Each basket is valued over $200. Fraserview Village Hall, 22610 116th Avenue, just off the Haney By-pass. Monday, Nov. 21 The Pitt Meadows Garden Club is inviting members and anyone interested to its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Community Hall, corner Harris and Ford Road. Guest speaker is Jennifer Grenz from the Invasive Plant Council. Ongoing • Bergthorson Academy of Musical 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 604-2207499 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 info@ • 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 • 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 604463-7722. • 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 faithbased 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 carolkeating@ or call 604-377-3575 • 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. • The Maple Ridge Lions Club are doing the biggest and best meat draws in town every Friday night and Sunday afternoon at The Witch of Endor Pub, as well as at the Fox’s Reach Pub on Saturday afternoons. Come and relax, have some fun and win some fresh meat. All profits go to help needy people in our community. Contact RC Morrissette at 604-467-4656 for more information. • Share two hours of your time once a week with a blind or partially sighted person in your neighbourhood. Assist with reading, walks, accompany on errands and social visiting. Minimum six-month commitment. Volunteers must be at least 19 years old. To apply and for more information, please email caragh. - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- 53

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Green and grey The cold, wet weather this week wasn’t enough to keep Bill Yang off the links, as he chips onto the ninth green at the Maple Ridge Golf Course Wednesday afternoon. Yang, a stock market trader from Pitt Meadows, is a member at the local nine-hole golf club and is on the course whenever he has down time, rain or shine.

by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Pitt Meadows’ Ciaren McDonnell helped the Simon Fraser University Clan swim team to a win at the 2011 Clan Cup International swim meet last weekend. Teams from across North America and Asia took part in the event, but it was the host Clan swim team that came away McDonnell with the championship, with 343 team points, thanks in part to McDonnell’s performance. McDonnell, a sophomore at SFU, dominated the men’s butterfly competition, winning the 200-metre race, while placing third in the 100-metre and 50-metre butterfly events. McDonnell also finished ninth in the 200-metre individual medley and 10th in the 200-metre backstroke event. In all, McDonnell collected 22 points for SFU in team standings. The University of Victoria finished second with 294.5 points, while Team China finished third with 248 points. Greg Laughlin led the men’s team with 27 points, the only swimmer on the team to score higher than McDonnell. Meghan Quon of Richmond led the SFU female swimmers with 39 points during the meet, while Kristine Lawson of Coquitlam had 36. McDonnell and the Clan swim team will be back in action Jan. 21, when they travel to Seattle to take on Seattle Pacific University and Washington State University.

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Jr. B Flames stun Steelers 6-2 McLeod makes 37 stops to give Ridge hockey club third win of season by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Ridge Meadows Flames scored a convincing win on the road Wednesday night, knocking off the Grandview Steelers 6-2.

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The Potsdam Bears scored in the second period to draw within one, however, the Bengals regained their two-goal cushion early in the ďŹ nal frame. The Bears mounted a late comeback, scoring with 40 seconds left to play, but Mallo and the Bruins were able to weather the storm as the Bears pulled their goalie and pressed for the equalizer. The win was the second straight game with an assist for Mallo. Mallo, who graduated from Thomas Haney secondary, was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Division all-academic team last year after posting an impressive 3.15 GPA in her second-year biology program.



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THE NEWS/scoreboard Football B.C. High School Football Association Final regular season standings

Peewee Team Abbotsford Black Meadow Ridge Gold Chilliwack Blue Abbotsford White Meadow Ridge Blue Chilliwack Red North Langley Mission

GP 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

W L 10 0 8 2 7 3 6 4 3 7 2 7 2 8 1 8

T 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

% 1.000 .800 .700 .600 .300 .250 .200 .150

Streak Won 10 Won 1 Won 4 Lost 1 Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 5 Lost 6

PF 354 158 238 210 85 30 88 32

PA Pts 18 20 91 16 136 14 113 12 195 6 219 5 220 4 203 3

Atom Team Meadow Ridge Gold Mission Meadow Ridge Blue Abbotsford Chilliwack Blue Chilliwack White Chilliwack Red North Langley

GP 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

W L 9 1 9 1 7 3 7 3 3 7 3 7 2 8 0 10

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

% .900 .900 .700 .700 .300 .300 .200 .000

Streak Won 7 Won 2 Won 1 Won 2 Lost 2 Lost 1 Lost 6 Lost 10

PF 214 321 220 307 166 130 172 42

PA Pts 86 18 110 18 122 14 166 14 298 6 189 6 280 4 321 0

Bantam Team Cowichan N. Surrey Tigers South Delta Langley Chilliwack N. Surrey Panthers North Langley Victoria Meadow Ridge Nanaimo Abbotsford Cloverdale

GP 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

W 9 9 7 5 5 5 4 4 3 1 1 0

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

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

% 1.000 1.000 .778 .556 .556 .625 .444 .500 .333 .111 .111 .000

Streak Won 9 Won 9 Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 1 Won 1 Won 1 Won 1 Lost 3 Won 1 Lost 7 Lost 9

PF 297 321 205 270 194 189 100 132 124 17 59 45

PA Pts 45 18 74 18 73 14 118 10 138 10 174 10 209 8 129 8 203 6 339 2 198 2 253 0

Junior Bantam Team Meadow Ridge Chilliwack Blue Abbotsford Chilliwack Red Mission North Langley

GP 10 10 10 10 10 10

W L 9 1 9 1 6 4 4 6 2 8 0 10

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

% .900 .900 .600 .400 .200 .000

Streak Won 1 Won 8 Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 1 Lost 10

PF 286 323 279 176 142 150

PA 39 80 178 258 359 442

Midget Team White Rock Coquitlam North Delta Nanaimo Langley North Surrey Chilliwack Victoria Meadow Ridge Cowichan Cloverdale Vancouver Richmond Burnaby

GP 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

W L 10 0 8 1 7 3 7 3 7 3 6 3 6 4 4 4 4 6 3 7 3 7 2 8 1 9 0 10

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

% 1.000 .850 .700 .700 .700 .650 .600 .500 .400 .300 .300 .200 .100 .000

Streak Won 10 Won 2 Won 3 Lost 1 Won 2 Lost 1 Won 1 Lost 6 Lost 2 Won 2 Won 1 Lost 5 Lost 3 Lost 10

PF 353 235 259 275 272 283 251 170 147 158 173 102 41 30

PA Pts 91 20 131 17 166 14 80 14 166 14 102 13 217 12 150 10 211 8 269 6 193 6 308 4 317 2 348 0

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Pts 18 18 12 8 4 0

Pacific International Junior Hockey League Regular season standings

AA Varsity Eastern Conference Team GP W L Mission 4 4 0 Abby Collegiate 4 3 1 Robert Bateman 4 2 2 Rick Hansen 4 1 3 Pitt Meadows 4 0 4

T 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 8 6 4 2 0

PF 173 114 95 68 50

PA 13 80 106 134 167

% 1.000 0.750 0.500 0.250 0.000

AAJunior Varsity Eastern Conference Team GP W Mission 7 7 Robert Bateman 7 6 Holy Cross 7 5 Langley 7 4 Rick Hansen 7 3 Pitt Meadows 7 1 SRT 7 1 Abby Collegiate 7 1

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 14 12 10 8 6 2 2 2

PF 217 270 242 200 157 42 55 40

PA 65 112 50 130 197 190 220 259

% 1.000 0.857 0.714 0.571 0.429 0.143 0.143 0.143

L 0 1 2 3 4 6 6 6

Grade 8 Eastern Conference Team GP W L Vancouver College 7 7 0 Notre Dame 7 6 1 Howe 7 4 3 Eugene Riemer 7 3 4 Pitt Meadows 7 3 4 Mission 7 3 4 Maple Creek 7 1 6 Earl Marriot 7 1 6

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 14 12 8 6 6 6 2 2

PF 239 194 188 144 116 80 28 48

PA 18 36 164 136 202 147 135 199

% 1.000 0.857 0.571 0.429 0.429 0.429 0.143 0.143

Rugby Lower Mainland Rugby Union U-17 Team Capilano Bayside Surrey Abbotsford Rowers UBCOB Ravens Richmond United Ridge Meadows Langley Kats Meraloma Chilliwack

GP W L 6 6 0 5 4 1 5 4 1 6 4 2 6 4 2 5 3 2 5 3 2 6 2 4 6 2 4 6 2 4 6 1 5 6 0 6 2 0 2

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

D Pts PF 0 24 258 0 16 177 0 16 120 0 16 168 1 12 94 0 12 124 0 12 110 0 8 49 0 8 84 0 8 83 0 4 83 0 0 39 0 0 14

PA 58 44 59 93 52 92 62 134 174 138 159 238 100

Senior women Tier 2 Team Kelowna/UBCO Abbotsford 1 United 2 UBC 1 Brit Lions 1 Ridge Meadows Burnaby 2

GP W L 6 6 0 7 5 2 7 5 2 5 3 2 7 3 4 8 1 7 6 0 6

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

D Pts PF 0 24 230 0 20 234 0 20 175 0 12 128 0 12 137 1 0 74 0 0 37

PA 37 191 86 61 195 294 151

Harold Brittain Conference Name Aldergrove Kodiaks Abbotsford Pilots Port Moody Black Panthers Mission Icebreakers Ridge Meadows Flames

GP W L 15 11 4 13 10 3 14 5 5 13 1 10 14 2 12

T OTL Pts 0 0 22 0 0 20 0 4 14 0 2 4 0 0 4

GF 66 54 51 36 32

GA 45 33 72 73 92

Tom Shaw Conference Name Richmond Sockeyes Delta Ice Hawks Grandview Steelers North Delta Devils North Vancouver Wolf Pack

GP W 14 14 17 11 14 5 13 5 13 4

T OTL Pts 0 0 28 1 1 24 2 2 14 0 3 13 1 1 10

GF 89 84 53 38 35

GA 12 43 48 47 73

L 0 4 5 5 7

PIJHL playoff scoring leaders Players Thomas Hardy Justin Rai [Rookie] Spencer Traher John Proctor Rudi Thorsteinson Carter Popoff Jeremy Hamaguchi Anthony Brito Trevor Kang Colton Precourt Kevan Kilistoff Sam Vikich Kenny Prato Dylan Friel Kentaro Tanaka Kyzen Loo Alex Martin

Team Kodiaks Sockeyes Ice Hawks Ice Hawks Sockeyes Sockeyes Sockeyes Ice Hawks Black Panthers Kodiaks Sockeyes Ice Hawks Icebreakers Black Panthers Steelers Sockeyes Ice Hawks

GP 15 14 17 17 14 11 14 16 14 15 14 17 14 13 14 8 17

G 16 13 13 12 8 10 10 12 8 8 6 4 9 8 7 5 3

A 17 19 14 14 18 13 12 9 10 10 12 14 8 9 10 12 14

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

GP 13 4 13 14 13 14 3 13 12 13 13 13 11 12 12 9 11 3 10

G 3 6 2 4 4 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0

A 6 2 6 3 2 4 3 5 2 4 2 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 0

Pts 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0

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Pts PIM 33 14 32 2 27 12 26 25 26 4 23 4 22 4 21 25 18 6 18 4 18 6 18 22 17 6 17 10 17 19 17 12 17 35

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On January 28, 2011 an accident left long-boarder, Tristan 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.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;My steelhead, Salmo gairdneri, a name fixed in Northwest history, became the incomprehensible and largely unpronounceable Oncorhynchus mykiss,â&#x20AC;? says revered sport fishing and steelhead authority Trey Combs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I greeted this with disbelief and consternation. To link a Golden trout with a Chinook salmon seemed hopelessly misguided. Of course, none of this mattered to the taxonomists.â&#x20AC;? Steelhead are simply a strain of large sea-going rainbow trout that have the same characteristics of all rainbows. Some would argue that they are distinctly different, but time and science have proven this untrue. The steelhead; it is a fish of controversy and a fish of legend. The mystery and the politics that surround this fish are astounding.

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GRAHAM Collins & Robin Reed are the proud parents of there son Bentley Collins born November 2nd, 7:46am, weighing 9lbs 2ozs. Grandparents: Brent & Carol Reed and Lori & Adam Collins. Aunts & Uncles: Jessica & Brett, Emily & Ron, Melissa, Haley, Samantha & cousin Asher, and all extended family love and support them, we are all so proud.





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Jeffrey Alexander Lagudis Jan. 05, 1989 ~ Nov 12, 2010

Our beloved Jeffrey, it gives us strength knowing that every day that goes by, we are one day closer to see your smile again! Love you and Miss you! Mom, Dad, Christina, James, Kevin. Nephews, Evan, Daniel, Michael Countless family & friends


OBITUARIES URQUHART Dorothy May (nee Teasdale)




ADAMS Doris E. (Bunty) Of Pitt Meadows, passed away due to kidney failure on November 8th, 2011, at McKenney Creek Hospice in Maple Ridge. Survived by loving husband Albert (Al) of 54 years, two sons, Martin (Sherry) in Penticton and Ryan (Rita) in Maple Ridge, and one daughter Judie Longmuir in Port Coquitlam. Also two grandsons, Bryan and Jamie Longmuir, three granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Chelsea Adams and Sydney Adams and one great grandson, Isaac Alexander. Doris was born in Toronto on January 8th, 1932 moving to Victoria in 1956. In 1963 the family moved to Vancouver leaving in 1968 to spend 8 years in the Maritimes and Alberta before returning to B.C. and settling in Maple Ridge, moving to Pitt Meadows in 2004. Doris was a long time employee of Sears in Maple Ridge. Service to be held at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s), Tuesday, November 15th at 1:00 pm at 11969 - 216th St., Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to

BROWN Grant (Red)

DOHERTY Hubert Lehman

June 30, 1925 ~ Nov 4, 2011

July 17, 1937 Bissett Manitoba ~ Nov 8,2011 Baillie House Maple Ridge.

A fun loving, caring man passed away peacefully, after a long struggle. Grant (Red), born in New Brunswick, was a long-time resident of Pitt Meadows. He was a hardworking man, WWII veteran, and later drove a cement truck for Lafarge Concrete. During his time in Pitt Meadows he volunteered many years with the Fire Department. When he retired in 1987, he gave more time to his community, hours to the Pitt Meadows Museum, Heritage Society, and to any neighbour or friend that needed a helping hand. In 1995 he was honoured as Pitt Meadow’s Citizen of the Year. He leaves to mourn his wife, Ellen, son Ted (Sandy), daughter Barbara (Cliff), many grandchildren and great grandchildren. At his request, no service, he would rather have all that knew him to enjoy a good laugh with a friend or loved one, or help someone in need. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all those that helped Dad stay at home, Veterans Affairs, the wonderful Team from Ridge Meadows Home Health, Red Cross, and mostly to Mom.

Predeceased by his parents Hubert & Elsa (nee Lehman) and his youngest son Darcy. Survived by his loving wife Marie & sons Daryl (Diane), Darren (Nicole), sister Melody (Leon), Mom’s sister Merle Hunter (Bob) & their children Jack (Heather) & Tania DeForest (Darcy). His adventurous life story would never fit this small space. A Legion member for 38 years and current member of Branch #88. His cremated remains to be scattered near his childhood home in Bissett. No service by request. Thank you Baillie House caregivers for such tender & loving care. If you wish, a donation may be made to Baillie House in Dad’s honour. Condolences may be sent to

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FOSTER Anne The family of Anne Foster are having a Celebration of life for Anne on November 20,2011 @ 1 pm at 23943 119 Ave. Maple Ridge, BC. Family and friends welcome.

On November 5th, 2011. Late of Maple Ridge, B.C., age 52 years. Predeceased by her brother Bobby and father Trevor Brewer. Survived by 2 daughters, Selina (Don) Park; and Stephenie (John) Prexler; son Greg (Dorian); 3 grandchildren, Sheldon, Deremie, and Keanna; mother Margaret Murray; 7 sisters, Trava, Kathy, Susie, Corrina, Alanda, Celina, and Darlena; and 2 brothers, Terry and Lee. Memorial Service Saturday, November 12th at 1:00pm at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969-216th Street.

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Pauline (Rafuse) Clark 1912-2011 Mom peacefully passed away in Mission’s Dr. Stuart Pavilion on September 28th, 2011 at 99 years of age. She is survived by her son Barry Rafuse, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands Cyril Rafuse and Albert Clark, son Wayne, daughter Phylilis, and grandson Shayne. Mom spent her girlhood years in Saskatchewan where she experienced the hardships of farming during the Depression. She moved to B.C. in the late 1930’s to marry and then to raise a family in Maple Ridge. A farm setting was a must because mom was a devoted animal lover, particularly of horses. She rode them for many years which included dressage, horse shows, and her beloved trails.

BUSH, Charles Richard 1929 - 2011 Passed away November 8, 2011. Survived by his wife Fay, 6 children; Ron (Darlene), Larry (Debbie), Linda (Reid), Allan (Michele), Lorne (Dawn), Arlene (Dan); 13 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial to be held November 19th, at 2pm., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 11770 West, Maple Ridge, B.C. Thank-you to his family doctor, Dr. Ivanov and the many doctors, nurses and assistants at Ridge Meadows Hospital, and McKenney Creek Hospice for the excellent care.


Born Nov 1913 West Indian Road, Hants Co, Nova Scotia passed following her 98th birthday in New Westminster, British Columbia. Graduated Normal College 1932 then began teaching in Nova Scotia and British Columbia. She enjoyed playing cards, Scrabble, reading, knitting and sewing quilts. Maintaining good health and daily walks were routine. Survived by 3 sons: Russell, Daryl, Lloyd (Penny) and daughter Diane, 14 grandchildren, 17 ggrandchildren, 5 gggrandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces. Special thanks to Kelly, Christine and Amanda for your heartfelt care and support. Memorial service will be held 12 Nov 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 11770 West St, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

KILKENNY Myrna (Robertson) March 15, 1941 ~ Nov. 4, 2011

It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of Myrna in Kelowna, B.C. She is predeceased by her parents Kaye and Alex Robertson and her son Stephen. She is much loved and dearly missed by her husband George, her three children Rob Yates, Perry Yates, Angela Bruneau, many cherished grandchildren and her little companion Spitz. Also her sisters April Christensen, Pam Hall, Colleen Drummond and their families. No service at her request. A family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

“What can I say, that’s the story of my life.”

Her family was proud of the fact that she was still pleasure riding at 90 years old! A Maple Ridge riding trail was named after her in 2010 which pleased her. Her everlasting passion for small animals ensured there was always a dog or cat underfoot. She was a talented artist, capable of realistically portraying wildlife and domestic animals. A large number of her art pieces hang in private homes today. Her love of color was also expressed with her infatuation of interior decorating – there was always something changing. She had a special way of relating to young people and through the years, she inherited “step children” who liked to call her their second mom. Her later years were spent in Carrington House where she enjoyed the friendship of other residents. A fall led to hospitalization and then a transfer to extended care for her last year. Her family gives special thanks to medical staff, Dr. Edelsen, and Barbara Day (Day’s Home Care) for the special treatment she received and to Elaine Rafuse (Wayne) for lovingly assisting her for years. She requested cremation and no memorial service. She was a dedicated and loving Mother and will always be remembered. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

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Happy 50th Birthday Kent

PUDDLE D (Duck) Children’s Ctr Preschool Daycare 21/2 to 5 years Before &/or After school care K ~ 12 years

November 15th

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

KVAAS Donald Wayne Jan. 24, 1944 ~ Nov. 6, 2011

Close to major route

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Donny on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at Eagle Ridge Hospital.


21698 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge


Tena Kenkel Celebrate the happy times, raise a glass with cheer, Come celebrate with Tena, in honour of her 80th year. Saturday November 12

TransX hiring O/OPS BC-AB Excellent Rates + Lease Program PH: 1 877-914-0001



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at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre.



LOST: mac book in backpack at Haney bus loop Oct. 28th. 604-5385099

Heritage Hall 12460 Harris Road Pitt Meadows

Your One Stop Christmas SHOP!

12280 230th St, Maple Ridge Sat, Nov 19th from 10 ~ 4pm Over 50 crafters and vendors Admission by donation

• Over 50 Craft Tables • Super Raffle Prizes • Great Gift Ideas • $1.00 Admission

St. Luke’s Parish Annual Christmas Bazaar

Sat Nov 19th, 10am-3pm, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd. * Crafts, Bake Sale, Tea Room *




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This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award.






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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY • Forming & Framing Program1 Year Apprenticeship to ITA Qualification as an RCFT, complete with certification and wallet card. • Finishing & Renovations

If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to:


Jean Hincks, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9




Deadline for applications is: November 18, 2011

on your Masters Degree of Arts in Mediation from Royal Roads University. Love from your family



From Nov 12th up to & including Nov 27th ALSO Dec 5th & included Dec 17th Homemade soaps, Knitting & Sewing (604)460-7600

Saturday, December 3rd, 9:00am-2:00pm

12:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Hall A


Congratulations Ashlyn Exley (Schwaiger)

F A bright clean centre with adventure playground F Fully qualified Early Childhood Educators F All classes mixed 3 and 4 year olds F Tues & Thurs. AM or PM class $100/month F Mon. Wed. & Fri., AM or PM class $120/month F $30. non-refundable registration fee required.


K & G Craft Sale @ Blue Moon Stables 18832 McQuarrie Rd Pitt Meadows

11th Annual

Harry Hooge Christmas Craft Fair





Licensed Family Daycare Dewdney & 234th St Accepting new registrations for children ages 1-5. Reasonable rates & discount for siblings


Send your resume by Nov. 15, 2011 to: Annette Condon, Administrator Fax: 604-826-2024 or e-mail to:

Limited space available

21st Century Flea Market. Nov 13 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Cntr 3250 Commerial Dr. Vanc. Adm $4.


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.



Christmas Craft Fair



12150 - 224 Street Maple Ridge, BC




CRAFT FAIR OPEN HOUSE. 23864 118 Ave. Maple Ridge. Nov 19, 10am-4pm. Homemade Xmas gifts, linens, quilts, wood crafts, baking, preserves and more.

Pleasant View Care Home, Mission, BC


Expressions of sympathy can be made at





Our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated and compassionate staff at Hawthorne where Donald has resided since January, 2010. Special thanks to the Kang family.


Full Time Reception & Administrative Assistant

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.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing and remember him forever, Janet, his loving wife of 42 years, his first son Wade (Lisa), his grandson Riley and his step granddaughter Paytyn; his sisters Dorothy Mcghee, Thelma Wilson, Fia Wingert, Amy Paterson, Leona Plummer, Reta Lund and Trudean Trudeau; his brothers Fred, Roy (Marg), Gordon (Ardelle), Doug (Linda) as well as sisterin-law, Arla Kvaas and brother-in-law, Carl Rosk. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, their extended families and all his dear friends.



Established company in Langley looking for qualified candidate to handle all clerical duties for office including, but not limited to: Greeting clients, answering and transferring calls, typing, data entry, project & site coordination, job record maint., scheduling couriers & supply orders. Applicants must have excellent English communication skills and be extremely organized. Candidate must be able to multi-task and prioritize assignments efficiently. Resume, references, cover letter & salary expectations can be sent to: or faxed to: 604-530-0980 Qualified candidates that meet these criteria will be contacted directly for an interview. No phone calls please.

Love from your family

He is predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Madeline Kvaas, his infant brother, George, his brother, Alvin, in 2007, his youngest son, Todd in 2008, and his sister, Norma Rosk in 2010.

Please join us for a Celebration of Don’s Life on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:00pm - Garden Hill Funeral Chapel - 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted by Alzheimer society of BC or Hawthorne Seniors Care Community.



Funding may be available.

Your Career Starts Here

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Blueberry and Cranberry Farms, located in Pitt Meadows BC, are looking for 33 farm workers to commence work February 012012 . Duties include pruning, planting, fertilizing, weeding, harvesting and other related duties. Wage $9.50/hr. Expect to work around 54 hrs per week. Geri Partnership, 16351 Aquilini Ave. Pitt Meadows, BC Apply: by fax 604.460.0944, Attn: Octavio. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE



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.

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628



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CARRIERS NEEDED The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows 40109 - Lougheed Hwy, Harrison St, Olund Cres, Gillis Pl, 113 Ave 40214 - 125 Ave, Morse Cres, 127 Ave, 224 St 40262 - Spring Ave, Exeter Ave, 126 Ave, Thornton Ave, 216 St. 40327 - Patterson Ave, 118 Ave, 203 St 40334 - Lorne Ave, Wanstead St, Ospring St, Princess St 40335 - Dale Dr, Walnut Cres, 204 St, Pinda Pl 40350 - 123 Ave, 124 Ave, Cherry Pl, Laity St, Carlton St, 214 St 40351 - 122 Ave, Stonehouse Ave, 123 Ave, Creston St, 216 St 40369 - 122 Ave, 121B Ave, Dewdney Trunk Rd, 203 St 40378 - 124 Ave, Powell Ave, Brooks Ave, 205 St 40384 - 125 Ave, Meadow Pl, 124 Ave, Blanshard St, 40429 - Dewdney Trunk Rd, 120B Ave, 121 Ave, 238B St, 239B St 40432 - Docksteader Circ, Docksteader Loop, Foreman Dr, 229 St, 229B St, 230 St, 139A Ave



JANITORIAL OPPORTUNITY A permanent full-time janitor, involving evening and weekend work is needed for a Port Coq. based industrial business. The ideal candidate is reliable, personable, physically fit, & able to work well independently. Janitorial duties include vacuuming, dusting, cleaning washrooms, floors, garbage removal, window cleaning, etc. Prev. exp. in a Food Mfg. or Industrial enviro. is an asset.

Starting wage $10.00/hr. + Benefits After 6 Mos. Please email resume to or fax: 604-941-9720



PHONE BOOKS Mature persons with car or truck to deliver Yellow Pages Telephone Directories to Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge areas.

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge

Clubs, Charitable Organizations, Schools / Church Groups, Sport Teams or Individuals!




CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. Rob 604-820-9601; 604-218-2396 frame2finish general contractor now accepting fall & spring contracts. Contact Al Davis 604-818-6657. 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



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


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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620


Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach


F/T CHEF (Maple Ridge) Daenamoo Korean Rest. 3- 5 yrs exp. Prepare & cook meals $17.00/hr Tel. 604-459-3339 F/T Sushi Chef & Kitchen Chef Hamada Japanese Rest. (Maple Ridge) High School grad 3-5yrs exp Eng/Kor $18.75/hr 604-463-7535



Fax: 1-604-420-4958 or


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


EARN MONEY delivering the Yellow Pages Directories in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Maple Ridge areas. No selling involved. Call, fax or visit online for more info.


Brisk Home Cleaners

CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539


Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


CLEANING SERVICE, reliable and trustworthy, worked in the area for many years. 604-466-1149 or 604782-0305

Opportunity also exists for:

PDC Logistics Tel: 1-800-663-4383


Terri 604.837.1709

Call 1-800-733-9675

Yellow Pages PHONE BOOKS


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



We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.


No Contractors. No phone calls.

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



NEW PREMISES/GROWING BUSINESS. WESTLINE FORD IN VANDERHOOF. Looking for Service Manager and Service Writers. Great benefits. Send resume fax to 250567-9550

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



Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 45 yrs. of experience

604-447-3404 173A


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

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


(#102055) Bonded

Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger 104607

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


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



778-892-4299 160


looking for: Full & Part Time

Servers / Bar Tender & Line Cook





TRAIN TO BE A SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER IN MAPLE RIDGE TODAY! Community & Social Service Workers administer & implement a variety of social assistance & community services programs including life skills workshops & substance abuse treatment programs. They also assist clients in dealing with social and personal issues. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field.

Competitive wages, medical & dental for those who qualify. Must be available for all shifts. Apply in person with resume to:

9610~ 287 St. Maple Ridge or Fax: 604. 462. 0392


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Journeyman or Apprentice We require a resume w/ references. Our busy, modern well equipped shop is located at 19550 Langley Bypass. Salary Negotiable, includes Benefit Package. Apply in person or fax 604.530.2865 or E-mail: dspringman



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


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

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CHUCK’S CONSTRUCTION New or Old Home Renovations

Bathrooms, Drywall, Basements Painting. Residential/ Commercial Pressure washing, Gutter cleaning.


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

Keep your gutters clean or the water will come in! Lic ~ WCB ~ Hst ~ 20% off


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 Please list the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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



M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation


5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

Call Tim 604-612-5388


Commercial W Residential Demolition W Renovation Drainage W Landscape Driveways W Clearing Small haul GARDENING

Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS




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

Meadows Landscape Supply



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


(778)233-1114 Ray

Local & Long Distance

329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532

Before it’s too cold

Xmas Light installs It’s never too early

604.786.8769 GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Email: hoot& Gary 604-339-5430 SCOTT FAMILY RENOS Roofs, windows, doors, painting, drywalling, flooring, bsmnt. finishing. (604)836-9274

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



RUBBISH removal. Bobcat/dump trailer. Reno/repairs. hoot&owl@ Gary 604-339-5430. CASTRO’S JUNK & DEMOLITION You Name It & It’s Gone! Best Rates. Free Est. (778)891-4017

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!


Call 7 days/week




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.


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


778-834-6234 A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

All aspects of Landscaping and Maintenance,Strata, Commercial, Residential, Pavers, Patios & Retaining walls Snow Removal

Winter clean ups Fully INSURED

Call (604)763-8795

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. FRESH COAT PAINTING ~ Int/Ext, Drywall repair, Texture ceilings, Free Est. (778)868-5307 James

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

NO Wood byproducts used

* Fridges * Freezers * Stoves * Microwaves * Small appliances * Scrap Metal * Old pipe * BBQs * * Exercise equip. * Cars/trucks * All metal recyclables FREE

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway


• • •


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you, or someone you know just have a baby? How about a Birthday or Anniversary? Advertise your special occassions with us






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

463-4449 or 209-6583


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Jacuzzi J-460, 5 man hot tub. New floor model $5000. Call Dwayne at 604-514-6750


ZIMMERMANN PIANO with bench. $1800: (604)538-9456




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. 604-466-2838

625 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Two 6 month old pups (1 male, 1 female) looking for a loving home. Vet checked: eyes, ears & heart Registered CKC & micro chipped Parents, champion CKC registered. Socialized with children and other animals Call : 604 - 460 - 8086 CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788 FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES!! 604309-5333 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or POODLE, Miniature. Puppies. 3m, 1st & 2nd shots, dewormed, paper trained. $575. (604)856-8267 SHIHTZU / TOY POODLE. Male pups. Vet checked, shots, deflead & dewormed. $400 604-744-8793


CHILLIWACK, 1200sf, 2 bdrm over 45 rancher, 2 bath, f/p, cov patio, 5 appl, $239,900. Call (604)625-3498

Deluxe Retirement Living Quality built & designed with seniors in mind. One bedroom + solarium/den. Stunning mountain view. Short walk to retail/businesses in downtown Maple Ridge. Seniors’ facilities on ground floor featuring all services and programs

Call Donald 604.467.0176

MAPLE RIDGE 2 brand new high quality houses, 2 story with bsmnt. Approx. 3500 & 4000 sq. ft. Will trade for old house. 778-240-0444



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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

Swiss Mountain cross, 8 mos, male, very loving, $500. (604)845-2223, lv msg.



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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE Swiss Mountain pups. Look like Bernese but short-hair & smaller. Gentle. 604-795-7662 lv msg.


Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley





Christmas Clearance Sale Washers & Dryers Inglis matching sets $275. Inglis mixed match sets $250. ALSO Electric ranges $125. & up

These machines look & run like new REMPELS SERVICE 604-467-2794

Green Services Ltd

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

518 332



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


Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory, 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600, 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800, 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900; 81x130 – Reg $121,500 Now $103,900 Source# 1L0 800-964-8335

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


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

Single items to entire households

Gary Fraipont or Lorraine Manyk



604-463-3644 604-861-1490


BABY COCKATIELS for sale. Hand fed. $60 each. Phone (604)951-4660 (Surrey). BOSTON TERRIER pups born Aug 31st, upto date shots, dewormed & vet checked $800 ph 604-814-5014 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 or call 1 (604)820-2977

Call: 604-725-9574

Bob Fitz-James 604-467-0333



The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!

30 years experience

17607 FORD ROAD,


2nd CUT HAY $6.00 per bale Wynnyk Farms. (604)467-4419

D Deck Rebuilds & Additions D Vinyl Waterproofing D 10 Year No Leak Warranty D Aluminum & Glass Rails


all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements


RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

When QUALITY Matters


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

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

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

560 PETS

November Special Call now and save!

Dean 604-834-3076

Gutter Cleaning

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362


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


Free Estimates * Fully Insured

Call Chris 604-462-9009


Home Renovations and New Construction

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

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

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.




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


“Since 1987”

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work


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

EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows



#1 Cash Buyer

Call Ian 604-724-6373


GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton




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




604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197


Small Jobs OK


Available for Delivery Call for pricing

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

Local Maple Ridge company

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


SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar


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

Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens

Prompt Delivery Available



Seven Days a Week



Greg 604-818-0165


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


• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating





Cleaning & Repairing







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


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



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

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

BBY nr Lough. Mall, upper 2 flrs of family home,5bdrm,dbl garage Now. ns/np/refs, $1800 +3/4 utils. P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 M.Ridge Haney’s Landing, 2 Bdrm apt. 5 appli’s, avail immed. Ns/np/refs. $1000/mo. Coquitlam 2bdrm bsmt, near Schoolhouse/Austin.Avail immed. NS/Refs. $950/mo + shared utils.

MAPLE RIDGE, Central. 11735-225 St. 2 bdrm - $900: incl heat & h.w. no dogs.604-467-9420 or 477-9021 - THE NEWS -- Friday, November 11, 2011 -- A63




GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now 3 BEDROOM





✶ Move In Allowance

Great location for seniors!

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

McIntosh Plaza

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

Suit Mature Adults

For more info. google us.

Highrise 1/2 Block to Town F/F fridge & easy clean stoves Avail Aug 1. NO PETS

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)

22330 McIntosh Avenue




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




Queen Anne Apts.



22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

* Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large,

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.

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



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

Maple Ridge

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


Call: 778-882-8894

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.


733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS PITT MEADOWS 3 Bdrm mobile home on farm. n/s, n/p $900/mo immed 604-465-5731 /604-723-854






2 Bdrm corner suite $925

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

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



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


AUTO SPECIAL w! Sell it No for only


Reach 180,000 Households



plus tax

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


TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RV’S, VANS 3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on (private party ads only)

– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications 1.5 million households


4 door, auto, sun roof, silver, immaculate, no accidents, dealer serviced. All service records, new tires, one owner, Lady driven, very low mileage 113,000kms





3-BDRM upper lvl corner lot house, balcony, private fenced yard, 2-car garage. Shaugnessy and Lougheed area, ready Dec 1, 2011, $1200 + utilities. 604-945-0534 or MAPLE RIDGE: 3 bdrms upstairs, 1 den, 2 bthrms, lovely place. $1500: Avl Nov 15. Refs. (604)466-5620


2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604793-3819

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



847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2011 5th Wheel 32’ Gooseneck Cargo Trailer, triple axle, 4000lb ramp, electric brakes, roof vents, 36” side door, like new, $12,500. Call 604-842-8009.


1995 ALJO 21½ ‘ 5th wheel trailer, 1 owner, smoke free. Kept indoors, very clean, low mi., sleeps 6, $10,500. (604)823-6459

1968 VW Beetle Convertible. fully restored, collectors plates. asking $14,500. obo. (604)939-5509


1995 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer, 5 spd, 4x4, loaded, leather, sunroof, exc cond. $3900. 778-565-4230

848 838

1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper



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



2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6400. 604-812-1278

10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Reduced to $7000. Please call: 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827


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

Call 604-467-3944 MAPLE RIDGE w. single priv rooms shared kitch & bath. $500-$550 incl utils. 604-467-4450, 604-833-4450.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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


Maple Ridge. Bright spac 2 bdrm in newer home. Fncd yrd, priv ent, shr lndry. Hw flr, new paint. ns/np. $900 incl utils. Avail now. 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. Avail now. 604-476-1617 MAPLE RIDGE East. Brand new 2 bdrm, over 1,000sf, sep entry, $875/mo incl utils/cable. Avail Nov. 1. NP/NS. (604)723-5476 MAPLE RIDGE East newer 1 or 2 bdrm, W/d, N/S, quiet person $660 or $750 + 1/3 hydro (604)477-9940 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

The Scrapper


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

MAPLE RIDGE ~ 2 Bedroom near Planet Ice, quiet area, cul-d-sac, Big back yard Living room, F/S. D/W, own Washer/Dryer, Parking. No Smoking, No Pets $800/mo all inlc’d + cable, avail immed (604)463-7017

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

MAPLE RIDGE twnhse 2bdrm with cheater ensuite, ns/np, $1000/mo Derek 604-839-6024. After 4pm




#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

2002 Honda Accord SE $8500. obo


800SQ.FT. 1bd, 230th & Dewdney, carp/lam., shrd. lndy, sep. ent, no pets/smokers, suits individual/couple. $775/mo. all incl. &intrnt/wi-fi 604-466-9579 (bfr 8pm) or 604-307-0787 anytime. COQUITLAM Westwood Plateau, lge bright 1 bdrm. 1010 sq. ft., priv. ent. Nr bus & Douglas College. $950 + 1/3 utils. 778-323-7530. 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, 1 bath, $770/mo incl utils. Dec 1st. Quiet N/S, N/P. Gilbert 604-466-6388 Maple Ridge, 2 bdrm clean 950sf above grnd, full bath, dble ceiling, 2 car prkg ns/np $900. 604-466-3235 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


PITT MEADOWS 2 bdrm ste in new home n/s n/p $900/mo incls hydro, avail immed. 604-465-5731 or 723-3854.

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231




MAPLE RIDGE WEST Bright & spacious 2 Bedroom basement suite. No pets, No Smoking. Close to amenities Available Immediately. $900/mo incls utils


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

604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818



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

W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

MAPLE RIDGE Central 1Bdrm 1/2 Duplex, Fenced back yd. Suit quiet Adult Incs cable $675 + hydro Refs & Dam Dep req 604-306-5752 PITT Meadows 3 Bedroom, $1425. + utils. Lots of extras, nr amens n/p,n/s, serious inq’s 778-241-1231



Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express



12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

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

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715

Near Shopping & Amenities.


Polo Club Apartments


1 & 2 Bdrs from $750/mo

604-463-7450 604-463-2236


MAPLE RIDGE nice 2 Bdrm 2 bath, W/D, 10th flr, sec u/g prkg, suits Seniors, ref’s, No dogs, cat ok $1100. (604)467-1696 leave msg.




2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 5th wheel, 180K, full load $16,500 obo. 604-812-1278




1988 Lincoln TOWN CAR, fully loaded, very good cond. New bumper / alternator & tuneup aircared $1800 obo. 604-463-8087 1991 BUICK REGAL, A/Car’d, slight damage front left door. 202,000km. $1150 obo 604-526-3809

dual pane windows, outside shower, power tongue jack, LCD TV and MORE! $34,995 (Stk.30968) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644


2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519 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 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519

DSI water heater, black flush tank, water filter system, free standing dinette. $24,995 Stk.30936 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2007 CHRYSLER 300: $11,900 with 55,000 km in excellent condition, 604-574-9249 2011 CHRYSLER, SILVER, 2000 series, 4,037km. $25,000 obo (250)485-8081



821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 TOYOTO COROLLA PLUS, auto, green, 4/dr, a/c, 156K, timing belt replaced, new exhst, reg. srvc, good brakes/tires, AirCared 03/13 $3100 obo. (604)507-9945 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519

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

Notice is hereby given that on November 26th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at 11985 - 203rd St, Maple Ridge, B.C., the undersigned; Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Ian Rutherford...... Unit # F041 Robert Fehlauer......Unit#E005 Amber Pascoe........Unit #F001 Notice of Foreclosure Notice is hereby given that Mayfair Self Storage, 20070 Stewart Cres., Maple Ridge, will auction the contents of these lockers to recover outstanding storage costs on November 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm. #188........................ Jill Rattee #480.............Mark / Ray Goetz #513 ........................Jill Rattee #542 ................Doreen Murray #554............ Krystyna Schmidt The following vehicles will be sold, as per the warehouse liens act: 2001 Dodge 4WHDR VIN# 3B6MF36781M520326 registered owner Ian Stuart Rutherford, debt amount $2046.02 2006 Haulmark Trailer VIN# 16HGB20246U051452, registered owner Helen Chan Sun, debt amount $3981.15. If you have any claim to these vehicles please respond in writing by December 2nd, 2011, to Maple Ridge Towing (1981) Ltd, 23283 McKay Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1B9.

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