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Walters new mayor of Pitt Meadows Bing, O’Connell, Miyashita, Bell, Elkerton, Murray elected to council by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

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Deb Walters is hugged by her husband Len as the final votes were tallied Saturday and she was declared the new mayor of Pitt Meadows.

Deb Walters is the new mayor of Pitt Meadows after defeating fellow councillor John Becker by more than 800 votes in the municipal election Saturday. Walters, the city’s first female mayor, led the polls with 2,025 votes. Becker was second in the mayoral race with 1,202 votes. Gary Paller had 473 votes. Walters’ grassroots connections and army of volunteers are being credited for her success and won over a slick campaign run by her opponent Becker, who used a professional public relations firm, a telephone marketing service, based in Toronto and advertising to boost his profile. Becker also had endorsements from two former mayors. “We had in total over 100 volunteers, not one paid person,” said Walters, after winning. “We wanted to be on the ground, we had decided right from day one that it would be about the people of Pitt Meadows. We wanted to connect with the people of Pitt Meadows.” See Pitt, p3

Ridge council winners were on lists E-mails sent, promoting pro-shopping candidates by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter Saturday was Grover Telford’s second municipal election and his second loss, even though more people voted for him this time than in the 2008 campaign. But it’s the way he says he lost, which he attributes to a list of candidates defined as pro-shopping, that

bothers him. That list, comprised of candidates Cheryl Ashlie, Judy Dueck, Bob Masse, Al Hogarth and Mike Morden, hurt his chances of getting elected to Maple Ridge council, said Telford, who doesn’t know who created it. “I was quite surprised by the numbers I didn’t get.” He pointed out that all he’s been spouting for the last three years is the need to bring in more shopping. “I’m a little puzzled by the results, to tell you the truth. I’m sure that affected my vote count by a long shot. It left a bad taste in my mouth.” He

own e-mail list. Sandra Kaiser, vice-president of SmartCentres, said her company forwarded the e-mail from Residents for Smart Shopping to its own database, comprised of 1,100 recipi- Telford ents who’d contacted its own website. The e-mails, and changing the bill-

knows people make up all kinds of lists during an election, “but at least be upfront about it.” Another list compiled by Residents for Smart Shopping, a local group supported by mall developer SmartCentres, which wants to put a mall in Albion flats, endorsed Dueck, Ashlie, Morden and Hogarth and two challengers for council seats, Masse and Graham Mowatt. All but Mowatt got elected. Residents for Smart Shopping sent that candidate list to its members, as well as to SmartCentres, which in turn sent it on to the recipients of its

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board in the flats, was the extent of SmartCentres’ involvement in the election, said Kaiser. “We’re transparent, everybody knows what we stand for.” She disagreed that endorsing a list of candidates swayed the election results. “I wish we were so powerful.” People who want more shopping are aggressive about asking for that. “People in Maple Ridge seem to be fairly well-educated and wellinformed and they made their own decisions,” Kaiser added. See Lists, p3

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Daykin re-elected Maple Ridge mayor Ashlie, Dueck, Bell, Masse, Hogarth, Morden to council by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter


rnie Daykin was re-elected to a second term as Maple Ridge mayor Saturday, defeating his lone challenger by more than 2,000 votes. Daykin earned 7,394 total votes, unofficially. Craig Ruthven, in his first bid for mayor, collected 4,953. For council, Cheryl Ashlie led all candidates with 4,949 votes. She was elected along with: Judy Dueck (4,503), Corisa Bell (4,321), Robert Masse (3,981), Al Hogarth (3,976) and Mike Morden (3,864). Craig Speirs (3,699) was the lone incumbent defeated. Linda King did not seek re-election. Daykin acknowledged there could have been discontent among residents in suburbs such as Silver Valley or Albion where Ruthven said people were upset about lack of services such as access to schools, parks, roads and sidewalks. “Maybe we need to be clearer on what’s happening there. Obviously, there’s a disconnect, perhaps between the folks in the suburbs,” Daykin said. But the district is working to improve both areas, he said. “We’re building parks. There are things going on.” The district could slow development in the crowded Albion area, he added. The mayor said the two newcomers, Bell and Masse, “have some work ahead,” to get up to speed on council affairs as it starts its business planning in December. Despite a district get-out-the-vote

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Ernie Daykin, with his wife Judy, watches the elections results as they are posted in Maple Ridge council chambers on Saturday. campaign intended to draw people to the polls, the 25-per-cent turnout was even less than the 2008 election which drew about 29 per cent of eligible voters. “It’s discouraging a little bit,” Daykin added. Bell, who led the FightHST event in Maple Ridge over the summer, leading to a mail-in referendum that defeated the tax, said results were up in the air as ballots were counted Saturday. But she said she wasn’t surprised at winning. “I worked really hard. I’ve gotten to know people over the years and people believe in me. This isn’t just me placing a spot on coun-

cil, it’s a lot of people in Maple Ridge getting a spot on council.” One of her priorities is to address the 13-per-cent pay hike for the politicians, over three years, approved last summer by council. “First of all, we need to get rid of that pay increase. That’s the first thing. It should be done at the first meeting. Taxpayers do not have any more money to be paying that. It’s a part-time job and we don’t need an increase. Nobody else is getting one.” She said she’d be introducing a motion towards that. Morden and Ashlie both opposed the increase last summer. Reviewing the district’s finances,

taxes and spending is another of her main goals. She says she’ll be joining council as an outsider, but hopes there won’t be too much of a gap between her and her colleagues. Her name is the only one not on a pro-shopping list of candidates circulated on a business card late in the campaign. The others listed on the slate were all elected. Judy Dueck, Bob Masse and Al Hogarth all saw the card, but didn’t know who produced it. “Whoever put it together, sort of got it right,” added Dueck. Bell doesn’t plan on changing her style and will continue to advocate

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Pitt from front “We engaged in the community to get volunteers and, you know, there was no shortage. They all jumped on board.” Becker, who runs a law practice in the city, has no regrets about the campaign he ran. “We ran exactly the campaign we intended to run. I articulated my position very clearly and engaged with hundreds of people – for that I’m grateful. The people of Pitt Meadows have had their say and I congratulate Deb Walters and her team. I am thrilled for Doug Bing and Dave Murray and I know the city will be very well served by their efforts.” Also elected to council were incumbents Doug Bing (2,341 votes), Gwen O’Connell (1,975), Tracy Miyashita (1,971) and Bruce Bell (1,543).

Lists from front “There are a lot of reasons why people win and lose elections.” Nathan Hildebrandt, land development associate with SmartCentres, said the company wasn’t involved in the anonymous list, which appeared on a business card with candidates’s names. The email from Residents for Smart Shopping made no recommendation about who to support for mayor, but pointed out that challenger Craig Ruthven is a member of its group. The company didn’t provide any financial support to any of the candidates, said Kaiser. Hildebrandt was surprised Ruthven ran for mayor. Morden didn’t know he was on SmartCentres’ candidate list until

Janis Elkerton, a former city councillor, was elected with 1,943 votes. The city has one new face on council – Dave Murray, a CUPE-backed candidate, who got 1,214 votes. Walters thanked her opponents, Becker and Paller, as well as outgoing mayor Don MacLean, who has held that position for the past 12 years. “[MacLean] has laid the ground work,” said Walters, adding that Becker brought forward several good ideas during his election campaign that she would ask council to consider. Turnout for the election was up with 30 per cent or 3,684 of 12,200 registered voters casting their ballots, compared to 23 per cent in 2008. • See for full results, and video.

Tuesday, after the election. He said a candidate could potentially be damaged by being included on a list which he or she didn’t approve. “I guess it’s a free country and people put together lists all they want.” He didn’t have an opinion on whether he should have been contacted by SmartCentres, however. He’s also seen the other list, but didn’t know who compiled it. Dueck said if council candidates are complaining, they should look at their own platforms. “It was a tough campaign and we all worked hard,” she added. “At the end of the day, democracy played out, whether you agree with it or not.” She knows who contacted her

for more transparent government. “I will work fantastic with council. The question is, how will council work with me?” She hopes that council welcomes her and helps her in role as a councillor. “Like I said, I get along with everybody, so it’s up to them how this is going to go. “I’ve got my work cut out for me because I’m the only one on the outside. It will be interesting.” Masse said the learning curve he was on during the election will continue now that he’s on council. He wants to see more shopping and industry and said shopping in the Albion flats would have an environmental benefit because it would reduce the number of people having to drive outside of the community. The district is still awaiting comment from the Agricultural Land Commission on its draft plan for the Albion area. It calls for development of Albion flats, most of which is in the Agricultural Land Reserve. He also wants to see a municipally operated garbage collection service, integrated with green waste pickup, instead of the current system of private contractors serving the district. He wants to look at other municipalities and find out who has the best system. Masse questioned how much of a role the list of candidates played, just as the group of Maple Ridge community associations compiled their own list. “To say that we’re part of a slate, certainly that would be news to me. I think the term slate implies more than that.” Elected to school board in Maple Ridge; Susan Carr (6,693), Dave Rempel (5,909), Kathy Marshall (5,634), Ken Clarkson (5,621) and Mike Murray (5,541). • See for full results.

about being on lists, but didn’t want to say who they were because she didn’t know if the lists materialized or not. But her name was absent from other lists, such as the one released by the Maple Ridge Neighbourhoods website, or unions, she pointed out. “There were lists all over the place, so I don’t know what the issue is here,” she said. “It’s not significant at all. This has gone for years and years.” Dueck said all candidates’ votes had decreased because 1,000 fewer voters turned up at the ballot box. “There’s a whole host of reasons why people get elected and their platforms are probably the most important piece.” She and Cheryl Ashlie supported and helped each other during the campaign, but Dueck said she didn’t make up a list.

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CUPE put $16,000 into one candidate,” said Vella, who outlined her complaint in a long missive to council. “These people really want to get in. They are spending a lot of money. Who says people aren’t going to spend a lot of money to influence [the election].” She wants the City of Pitt Meadows to draft a bylaw requiring all voters to show identification before they cast their ballots. “It does need to be changed and that’s up to mayor and council,” she said. “It just seems useless. Somebody could be signing up people and spending money to have people go in there. All they would have to do is have a voter’s list.” The city, however, is sure there are enough safeguards in place to prevent a person from voting twice or pretending to be someone else. Voters sign a declaration stating they are qualified to vote and haven’t voted elsewhere. Those who break the law could face charges. “My understanding is she signed it, which

would be a false declaration,” said Laurie Darcus, city director of legislative services. “Whether we pursue it or not, it’s in the RCMP’s hands.” Once polls have closed, staff check all the voter numbers and if there are duplicates, those names are reported to police. “We have never found a duplicate,” said Darcus. “We are relying on people’s honesty. According to the province, it is the right thing to do. You are expecting people to tell the truth.” Mayor-elect Deb Walters also has no plans of changing what has worked for years. “I think it’s pretty sad when people attempt to go out of their way to break the law to prove a point,” said Walters. “We hope that everybody will be honest and follow the law. It hasn’t been a problem in the past, so why would we change it now?” Ridge Meadows RCMP took a statement from Vella on Saturday and collected her second ballot as evidence. The file remains under investigation.

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Gas-and-dash killer back to jail The young man who dragged a Maple Ridge gas station attendant to his death is back in jail after two weeks on the run. Darnell Darcy Pratt surrendered himself to Victoria Police in the 1100-block of Esquimalt Road around 11 p.m. on Saturday. Pratt, 22, was released from a federal penitentiary on Nov. 3, but failed to return to the Victoria halfway house he was staying at two days later. Police issued a Canadawide warrant for his arrest on Nov. 7. “He contacted police, saying he was ready to give himself up,” said Const. Mike Tucker. “From the time he went missing, he was one of the top priorities for the department. We were really active in pursuing

him. I can’t speak for Mr. Pratt, but the pressure got to him.” It’s the second time in a year Pratt has violated parole conditions. Pratt was first granted statutory release in June 2010 and violated curfew just two days after he was paroled to a Kam- Pratt loops halfway house. Corinne De Patie, whose 24-year-old son Grant was killed by Pratt in 2005, was relieved to hear Pratt had been arrested. She was told of his arrest by from Correctional Service of Canada staff on Monday morning. “We haven’t been sleeping well for the past 16 days,” said De Patie. “It affects our bodies inside and we are really

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happy that we have this news.” A parole officer will now determine whether Pratt will be allowed back into the community under conditions imposed by the parole board or refer the file back to the board for a suspension hearing. If his file is referred to the parole board, the decision could take as long as three months. Pratt was just 16 in March 2005, when he struck Grant De Patie in a stolen car while fleeing an Esso station on Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge without paying for gas. Pratt dragged the 24-year-old under the car for 7.5 kilometres. His sentence officially ends July 12, 2012.

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n Maple Ridge, all but one incumbent was reelected to council. Voter turnout was just 25 per cent, down from close to 30 in 2008. So voters were either pleased with the work done by council this past term, or they just don’t care that much. Shopping and the suburbs were much discussed during the election campaign in Maple Ridge, but there was no one galvanizing issue. Maybe people didn’t vote Saturday because they were shopping in Langley. Then again, voter turnout was up to 30 per cent in Pitt Meadows, where the mayoral race was much discussed beforehand, although it didn’t turn out to be as close as expected. Still, voter turnout was poor, as it was across B.C. How to improve it? Making it law for people to vote, and fining them, would only lead to spoiled ballots, and we live in a democracy. Social media doesn’t seem to be helping; in fact, candidates who used only social media during the campaign registered some of the lowest vote totals in Maple Ridge. One candidate suggests mailing out ballots. The chief electoral officer of B.C., among other changes to the Election Act, recommends a trial of new voting technologies – including internet voting. Electronic voting has been used in Nova Scotia, the Netherlands, the U.S. and U.K., Switzerland, and Estonia. In Huntsville – one of 34 municipalities in Ontario that allowed e-voting last year – voter turnout rose to 46 per cent from 30 . A trial will help quell fears of fraud, and give time to find a fail-safe method, to prevent hacking and ensure security. Anything to make it easier and to get more people to vote, short of bribing them, is worth a try. – The News

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Chilly climate for B.C. carbon plan VICTORIA – B.C.’s carbon emission trading plan died last week at the age of four. No service was announced. The end came as the B.C. capital hosted politicians from neighbouring U.S. states and western provinces for their annual economic conference. B.C. Views Washington, Oregon, Tom Fletcher Montana, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico followed through with plans to withdraw from the Western Climate Initiative, leaving California, B.C., and, theoretically, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec to come up with a trading system to put further costs on greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuel kingpins Alberta and Saskatchewan wanted nothing to do with the WCI from the beginning, when it set a goal of 15-per-cent reduction in emissions by 2020. This leaves B.C. as the only jurisdiction in North America with a carbon tax, and an emission reduction target twice as ambitious – 33 per cent by 2020. Because of that tax, all B.C.’s border states and provinces have an economic advantage for emitting industries. And with natural gas development booming and population growing, B.C.’s emissions continue upward. Industry representatives gave the legislature finance committee the view from ground level. Take farming. “None of our competitors have a carbon tax,” Garnet Etsell of the B.C. Agriculture Council told the committee’s Chilliwack

hearing. “This has cost us, to date, with the last increase, $45 million a year. With the increase that’s anticipated in 2012, that’ll be $65 million. Keep in mind that the agriculture industry last year had a cumulative net loss of $80 million.” B.C.’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters are the petroleum and cement manufacturing industries. They only pay the tax on fuel while significant process emissions are tax-exempt. But even that is stimulating demand for cement imported from outside B.C., This not only hurts domestic producers, it adds emissions via trucking or rail shipping. Then there is B.C.’s “carbon neutral public sector,” where provincial and local governments are forced to buy carbon offsets. The Pacific Carbon Trust then funds emission-reduction projects for big emitters such as gas plants in the northeast. So five years on, that’s the upshot of Gordon Campbell’s lofty goal to lead the world in climate action. We’re hurting our own agriculture and manufacturing, and transferring scarce funds from hospitals, senior care homes and schools to subsidize profitable energy corporations. And emissions are still rising. It’s no wonder the finance committee has recommended major changes to Finance Minister Kevin Falcon. He should cap the carbon tax at the 2012 rate. He should “address the inequity for B.C. cement producers,” and also “consider immediate carbon tax exclusions for agriculture, including the greenhouse sector, and public institutions.” Falcon allowed last week that B.C.’s competitive position must be considered, now that U.S. President Barack Obama has reversed himself on the need for an emission trading system that would have

levelled the North American playing field. Look for changes when Falcon tables his first budget in February. Does this mean B.C.’s climate strategy is dead? No. Delegates from U.S. states and Alberta gathered in front of the legislature to kick the tires on B.C.’s newest weapon, natural gas-powered vehicles. Garbage trucks, school buses and milk truck fleets have switched from diesel to natural gas, and thanks to its abundance and low price, they’re saving 50 per cent on fuel bills.

This leaves B.C. as the only jurisdiction in North America with a carbon tax, and an emission reduction target twice as ambitious – 33 per cent by 2020.

The trucks and buses eliminate particulate pollution and reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent compared to gasoline or diesel. Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom says natural gas is being considered for B.C. Ferries, the largest public-sector emissions source of all, which is exempt from the carbon neutrality rule. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and (

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THE NEWS/letters No more anonymous, online comments switching to Facebook’s commenting platform Dec. 1 For the past few years, as BCLocalNews.,com and have garnered more attention, some readers have raised concerns about one issue in particular – the fact we allow visitors to post anonymous comments. The policy has led to some unpleasant and meanspirited postings. It’s also raised an inconsistency in our Black Press brand. Our community newspapers don’t print anonymous letters, yet we’ve allowed our websites to become a place where people can hide their identity while occasionally taking shots at one another. Starting Dec. 1, that policy will change. People will only be able to comment by using their Facebook account, which means their name, often even their photograph, will be linked to the statements they post. BCLocalNews.,com and are not alone in making this shift. Several media companies, equally troubled by the vitriolic trend of anonymous comments, are turning to Facebook to power their website commenting. All of Black Press in B.C., Alberta and Washington State have made the switch. Our sister publications have continued to see spirited discourse among those who post comments, yet the discourse is at a much higher level, and commentators are generally well-mannered and on-topic. This new approach won’t be perfect. People without a Facebook account won’t be able to participate in online discussions. Still, we’re enthused to be in the vanguard of this movement. It shows we’re listening to our readers and responding. It places us more deeply into the powerful world of social media: by using Facebook Comments, we’re embracing a social medium with 800 million users worldwide. For those of you who choose not to create a Facebook account, remember we will continue to run letters to the editor in print – you can submit them to So please continue to be a part of the discussion. Your comments are part of an important dialogue that enlivens and enriches civic life in our communities.

The 99 per cent will win EDITOR, THE NEWS:

I have been looking at the disturbing pictures and reading the reports about the suppression of the democratic occupy movement and I can assure you that we have seen nothing yet. The full power, control and money has yet to be seen that the super rich, one per cent is undoubtedly prepared to unleash to maintain the status quo, which means keeping the world’s people powerless and enslaved in their miserly quest for the riches of avarice. The one per cent masters of the universe have had a great con going for the past 30 years, consolidating their power and wealth, and if anyone thinks that they will just give up all the power and money they have accumulated just because the 99 per cent want a piece of the pie, you are wrong. There will be plenty of blood spilled before this is over. The 99 per cent will win in the end for the simple fact that the present system is not sustainable, never mind all the other injustices, such as simply not conducive to a just, democratic, egalitarian society. WAYNE CLARK MAPLE RIDGE

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Ridge will be greatest loser EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Daykin re-elected Maple Ridge mayor ( Saturday’s election saw many losers and only one winner. Like 21 other candidates, including mayoral hopeful Craig Ruthven, I wasn’t successful. The thing that was most disappointing was the loss of support I had from the 2008 election, even after campaigning considerably harder. The fact that almost everyone lost support who had been a previous candidate was a bit consoling. My congratulations to Grover Telford, as he was the only repeat candidate to increase his vote count. The campaign to increase voter turnout failed miserably, dropping to 25 per cent of those eligible to vote.

The advertising campaign was a total waste of money, as I had previously told council. Congratulations to Corisa Bell and Dr. Robert Masse on winning seats around the council table. Unfortunately, it will probably be a very frustrating experience as the majority still sits with incumbents who have shown a total disinterest in change over the past nine years. I wish you luck. The incumbents also lost. Where else could an incumbent lose more than a third of his or her support and still win? The legitimacy of council was destroyed. Although topping the poll, none of the winners have anywhere near the support of the majority of our community. Their support ranges between 30 and

40 per cent of those who bothered to vote, or put another way – 60-70 per cent of people voted for someone other than one of the winners. When compared to those eligible to vote, their support plummets even further. The new council has the support of less than 10 per cent of the eligible Mowatt voters in Maple Ridge, or about five out of every 100 people who live here (based on a population of 80,000). The vast majority of people voted to stay home. I spoke to many. “It doesn’t matter who wins, nothing will change,” was a common comment. The majority of people who live here have given up

hope; they have reluctantly accepted that things will only get worse, a sad commentary about a once proud community. Maple Ridge will be the greatest loser, as I have little hope that anything will change over the next three years, except for increased sprawl, increased congestion and our everincreasing taxes, and forever poorer services. I predict that in three years the issues will be the same, probably an even greater number of people will run, even fewer voters will participate in our clearly corrupt system, ensuring the continued rule by the ... call it what you wish. GRAHAM MOWATT MAPLE RIDGE

Maple Ridge voters have finally spoken decisively EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Daykin re-elected Maple Ridge mayor ( Much as some will not like it, the voters have finally spoken decisively, albeit in small numbers. If that is a complaint, then we can all ALC will dictate future From: Claus Andrup, posted on mapleridgenews. com. Re: Daykin re-elected Maple Ridge mayor ( Candidates and voters tend to get caught up overintellectualizing our local elections. There was only one question that resonated with our voters (well, 25.7 per cent of them, anyhow), and the question was: would you like to have more shopping in Maple Ridge? With 28 candidates to choose from, the choice was easy. The community voted for its own simple need. It would like to go shopping. Call this election the “Consumer’s Choice” awards. There is some irony in the fact that each candidate thought carefully about traffic calming, traffic speeding up, road safety, staff’s and politicians’ over-inflated wage packets, holding taxes (my favourite), bylaws (versus whylaws). Some like myself thought it was a good idea to densify the town core, others made a fuss over the fact that they can’t get no satisfaction from city hall (no one calls me, they ignore me, no one replies to my emails). Common among all candidates was the need to increase the percentage of business tax to residential tax (a theory that has been around for decades, but fails to get traction with each passing election). The list goes on and on. There was one guy who even thought he was enlightened, visionary, progressive and business-minded (well good luck with that, buster). A full third of the make-up of council was changed even though, in private, the voters I spoke to were mimicking the infamous words ‘kick the bums out’. Five bums remains comfortably seated, thank you. So, we wait with baited breath. Will the bulldozers roll on the Albion flats? They had better, or the current coun-

blame ourselves for not getting off our duffs. I have several reasons to like the new council, but I also am particularly glad to see Craig Speirs get his due. He has had a terrible habit of knocking his fellow councillors and the mayor in

the press over the years, and his last ad again dismissed his colleagues, by name, as evil-doers. Goodbye, Mr. Speirs. Hello, progress.

cil will be left twiddling its thumbs with really nothing at all to do, except perhaps rake over some of the ideas presented and rejected by the losers. The future of this council lies in the hands of a group not resident in Maple Ridge – the Agricultural Land Commission. The ALC has, and will, dictate the future for this community.

exodus of shoppers heading to Costco, Walmart, etc. And, please, no bike lanes.

Back to drawing board From: AlbionSunDog, posted on Re: Daykin re-elected Maple Ridge mayor ( I don’t see it that way. The mayor and two thirds (in other words, a majority) from the previous council return, having brought us nothing but residential sprawl and foot-dragging on providing services to support it. The ALC wasn’t even given the option that residents wanted, so, in my opinion, it’s a slam dunk to fail, meaning we’ll literally have to go back the drawing board before anything happens there. At the same time, an actual working farm on 240th Street is not in the ALR, so it’s already started putting in roads for even more houses. That’s not exactly what I would call sustainable development. It’s just the same-old, same-old. Please council, prove me wrong.

Control spending From: Paul Meers, posted on mapleridgenews. com. Re: Daykin re-elected Maple Ridge mayor ( I don’t know if we are as bad a Mayberry, however we have to keep taxes down and control spending. I do like the idea of having a few more big-box stores built out here. I am getting tired of seeing the mass


Keep it up From: Joe Robinsmith, posted on Re: Daykin re-elected Maple Ridge mayor ( Congratulations to all of the candidates. It will be an interesting three years for Mayor Daykin, with two new people to work with. Keep up the great work, Ernie.

Fresh approach From: Joanne Anderson, posted on Re: Cast your ballot (News Views, Nov. 18). The many candidates represent the years of frustration and desperation for change and the people willing to step forward and make the changes long overdue. The neighbourhood groups coming together reflect the same. Hopefully today’s election outcome will reflect the need for change that is in the air. Whatever the outcome, we hope the new council takes a fresh approach to the problems plaguing our communities. People here can be empowered and inspired to become active in their communities. You and your community will always have the more insightful and conscientious vision for how Maple Ridge moves forward.

Big picture From: Assess_Well, posted on mapleridgenews. com. Re: Cast your ballot (News Views, Nov. 18). Thank you for an adept incisive analysis of the big picture.

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eral manager Mike Murray has worked extensively with the local school district in the past. Marshall and Murray both said priorities for them include securing funding from the province to build a new elementary school in the Albion neighbourhood of east Maple Ridge. Marshall added that she would like to look into the possibility of adding a new school in the Silver Valley neighbourhood, as well. “It’s a huge development with tons of kids who have to travel all the way to Yennadon and Harry Hooge [elementary schools],” she said. “I think it’s something we should look into.” As a new trustee, Murray admits there will be a learning a curve, but says he welcomes the opportunity to learn more about the district’s operations, specifically, where needs aren’t being met so that they may be addressed. “I’m really looking

forward to working with a good organization with good leadership, building on the success they’ve had,” Murray said. Marshall said she believes the incoming school board will work well together, as she feels they all have common goals. “I really believe the people who are on the board are genuinely interested in public education,” she said. “I think we’re going to do great stuff.”

Maple Ridge school trustee election results Candidate Votes Susan Carr (I) 6,693 Dave Rempel (I) 5,909 Kathy Marshall 5,634 Ken Clarkson (I) 5,621 Mike Murray 5,541 Cherie Delainey 3,098 Michelle Neale Larose 2,804 Gary Cleave 2,310 Mary Flavelle 2,109 (I) denotes incumbent

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shelter on Jackson Road were also highlights for him. Speirs says that his advertisement taken out Friday, criticizing his colleagues for allowing development of one-acre lots, may have hurt his chances. “That probably was a mistake, politically.” He says allowing development of one-acre lots in Maple Ridge’s

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Voter turnout down Looking for reasons why only a quarter of the 51,089 eligible voters bothered to do so on Saturday and pick a new council for Maple Ridge for the next three years? Blame the competitors for the mayor’s chair. Ernie Daykin was running for a second term and almost looked liked he would be acclaimed when Craig Ruthven opted to challenge instead of running for a council seat. “There wasn’t the kind of interest that we had in the past,” said district spokesman Fred Armstrong. In the 2008 election, the threeway contest between highprofile contenders Michael Sather, Gordy Robson and Ernie Daykin brought out voters. The 2011 turnout of 25 per cent was below 2008’s percent of 29 per cent. Armstrong said the number of eligible voters was greater this year compared to three years ago, but the overall number of voters was down by about 1,000. Advance voting took place Nov. 5 and 9, with only 624 electors taking advantage of the opportunity to mark their choices for mayor, council and school board.


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Wind storm knocks out power, closes schools by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter A wind storm Tuesday morning knocked out power in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to more than 7,000 homes. Fallen trees and debris downed power lines across the Lower Mainland as a high pressure system moved in from the south, causing gusts of up to 60 km/h at Pitt Meadows Airport. B.C. Hydro crews

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Vinay and Bines Sharma of Maple Ridge Hi-Tech Collision Repairs Ltd. on Dewdney Trunk Road pick up pieces of their electric business sign that blew down during the wind storm Tuesday morning. earlier than expected. The wind storm also wreaked havoc on the morning commute as the West Coast Express was delayed due to fallen debris on the tracks. The first train held up for 45 minutes as tracks were cleared, while the second morn-

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showed up to work Tuesday morning to find the auto repair shop’s neon sign destroyed. Sharma estimates the damage at $7,000 to $8,000. “I was shocked,” Sharma said. “No one called to tell me, no one saw it happen. There’s 14 neon tube lights, so there should have been big sparks everywhere.” B.C. Hydro estimates most customers still without power in Maple Ridge should have their electricity back on by early Tuesday afternoon. However, crews could have a busy week ahead of them. Another storm is expected to blow through the Lower Mainland Wednesday night, bringing more wind and rain.

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on Sunday. Cody Young, Steven Loughran, both 21, and Stefan Holowaychuk, 22, have all been charged with breaking and entering a dwelling house, and forcible confinement. Young and Loughran were also charged with failing to comply with conditions on a court-ordered release, while Holowaychuk had another charge of robbery. A male young offender

was also arrested and charged with break and enter, robbery, forcible confinement and breach of a peace-bond condition. All were held in custody, with the three adults next appearing in court on Thursday. The youth’s next appearance is set for next Wednesday. “Police believe this was a targeted attack,” said RCMP Cpl. Alanna

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Pitt Meadows– a great city, with great people. Thank you for engaging in our beautiful city. You’ve listened, asked good questions, and shown tremendous interest in who will lead Pitt Meadows next. Even though I was not elected Mayor, I count myself very fortunate. For nine years I spent every day discussing Pitt Meadows’ most pressing issues, and have no regrets. To my vocal and silent supporters, I am overwhelmed by your trust and faith in me. My congratulations to Deb Walters and all the elected councillors.

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Sports groups need to explain waivers stated in her affidavit. In her ruling, Madam Justice MA Humphries concluded the waiver was not enforceable as a result, and dismissed the application to have Arndt’s suit thrown out. “I am unable to conclude that the defendants took reasonable steps to have the nature of the document as a waiver rather than a team roster brought to the plaintiff’s attention,” Justice Humphries said in her judgement. Arndt’s suit against Ruskin Slo-pitch and the District of Maple Ridge is still before the court, with a trial date set for May 2012. The statement of defence for the Ruskin Slopitch League denies such an accident occurred, and that even if it did, it would have been a result of Arndt’s negligence. The District of Maple Ridge also claimed Arndt was negligent by failing to keep a proper lookout and take care of her own safety.

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The liability waivers many community sports groups have players sign may be invalid if it wasn’t explained to the player what they were signing. A B.C. Supreme Court ruled last week that the Ruskin Slo-pitch League can be held liable after one if its players injured herself while attempting to catch a fly ball, because the waiver she signed wasn’t properly explained to her. Danielle Arndt is suing the local recreation league, along with the District of Maple Ridge and others, after she stepped in a hole in the outfield of the Ruskin ball field in June 2009 during a game. Arndt claims she tore her right anterior cruciate ligament and medial meniscus of the right knee, requiring multiple surgical repairs, as well as microfractures in her

right femur and soft tissue damage, and is seeking damages. Arndt is claiming both the league and the district were negligent in maintaining the field, and failed to provide any warning to the players of a hole in the outfield. Ruskin Slo-pitch applied to have the suit thrown out on the basis of the liability waiver Arndt had signed. However, Arndt argued that she thought was signing a team roster, and was unaware there was waiver included on the back of the form she signed. “No one ... provided me with any instructions on how to fill out the team roster, explained to me that the team roster included a waiver, directed my attention to the back side of the team roster, which contains the waiver, explained to me that by signing the team roster, I would waive my right to sue if I was injured by someone else’s negligence,” Arndt

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Louise Poole at a puppet workshop hosted by the Maple Ridge University Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club in the 1970s. political satire, with the premise that the beaver wanted to quit as Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national symbol. Group members made the puppets, rehearsed the parts, and took a series of plays to local schools. Some of the plays were adaptations of Aladdin, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Three Little Pigs, and others were original works. Some of the most popular puppet plays presented at the Maple Ridge library and various schools were three episodes from Winnie the Pooh. The puppet group also offered workshops to school groups, where the children tried their hand at creating a scene and manipulating the puppets. The Maple Ridge University Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club began to decline in numbers in the 1990s, partly because most young women university graduates were working, not looking for volunteer activities. In 2000, the local UWC disbanded, leaving behind a legacy for the Maple Ridge Museum. The archives of the group, the colour-

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ou could call it a brush stroke of genius. Or maybe they just have a lead on a hot new trend, but a group of local artists is turning to trunk shows and pop-up galleries as a means of reaching people who might otherwise never see their work. From pottery to paintings, glass beads to leatherwork and clothing, the six women will set up shop in a Maple Ridge home for three days this weekend and invite the public to pop in and have a look at their art, during Bohemia in the Burbs. Everything will be for sale — most of the pieces at prices that won’t give visitors sticker shock, said Elaine Brewer White, a Walnut Grove sculptor who is co-organizing the event, along with Fort Langley painter Judy Nygren. “We’re trying to invent a new market in a depressed economy,” explained Brewer-White, who modeled the idea on a similar effort by one of her friends in Chicago. The title, Bohemia in the Burbs, reflects the fact that all the artists involved live outside Vancouver, she said. This way, neither the artists nor their audience need to drive into the city to connect. An alternative to mass-produced wall hangings, dishes, clothing and accessories, the show is an opportunity to buy “one of a kind, beautiful, handmade things, instead of things made in China,” said Brewer-White. “It’s so discouraging; how do you compete,” she asked, standing inside her home studio, surrounded by dozens of the humorous ceramic figurines that have been her bread and butter for the past 30 years. On a table behind her is a growing stack of brightly coloured dishes, bowls and mugs — no two exactly the same. She is stockpiling pieces for the trunk show, which will emphasize the practical as well as the pretty. “This is the first time I’ve done anything utili-

tarian since art school — luckily, I still remember how,” she laughs. As she talks, the artist pulls a block of clay from a clear plastic and slices a small chunk off the top. Rolling it into a flat sheet, she carves out a rectangle, using only a piece of cardboard and a practised eye to guide the knife. After pressing a pattern into the surface, she rolls it into a small tube and fixes a circle of clay to one end. The finished product will be another of her kindness cups — small, colourful vessels, each bearing an inspiring word — which will sell for about $15. At the other end of the scale, will be Fort Langley artist Sue Northcott’s handbags, stitched out of leather and other materials recovered from garments that have been sifted from “thrift stores and rag shops.” Those will likely run in the mid$200 range, said Brewer-White. Artist Billie Jo Thomson’s paintings will be among the items for sale, seamstress Loraie Tylor, with her passion for fabric and flow, is creating “wearable art” for the show, while glass bead maker Chris Clarke is creating original art that visitors can carry home in their pockets. Nygren, having just returned to her artwork from a three-year hiatus, will display her small oil paintings. Working against a deadline for the Nov. 25-27 show, has been just the push she needed, said Nygren, whose work has taken on a more literal, realistic bent since her return to the easel. Since the idea for the trunk show formed last September, Nygren has produced 14 small pieces for the sale, along with a few bigger pieces that the Maple Ridge home’s vast walls will give her the first opportunity to display. Bohemia in the Burbs is just the beginning of the artists’ new venture. In the New Year, they’ll be looking for empty spaces to rent out for a couple of weeks at a time, for their ‘pop-up’ galleries. Rather than keep a permanent gallery, artists rent out a space for short periods, before closing up shop and relocating at some other point in time. “Then it becomes this element of ‘find me — this is where I’ll be,’” said Brewer White. See Popup art, p23

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Elaine Brewer White, a Walnut Grove sculptor who is co-organizing the pop-up gallery event, along with Fort Langley painter Judy Nygren.

Alice stranded in Winter Wonderland Two Maple Ridge dancers in Backstage Youth production by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter



(Clockwise) Kayla Chao as Ballerina, Isabelle Flavin as the Hip-Hop Elf, Malin Niklasson as Rag Doll and Tricia Zuskind as Alice in the Backstage Youth production of Alice in a Winter Wonderland.

hristmas is looking promising for Malin Niklasson and Isabelle Flavin. Barely into the Yuletide season, they’ve already had a wish each come true. “This is the part that I audtioned for and got it,” said Niklasson who plays a rag doll in the Backstage Youth Performers Society’s production of Alice in a Winter Wonderland. Flavin, her best friend, snagged the role as a hip-hop elf. Alice in A Winter Wonderland follows the Alice’s adventures through Wonderland on Christmas Eve. It’s a musical is full of classic songs, lots of dance and subtle humor that is perfect

for all ages. The show features 54 young performers from the Lower Mainland. Being a floppy rag doll is easy for 10-year-old Niklasson, whose been training as gymnast since she was 18 months.

“We are trying to get Santa to take us back.” Isabelle Flavin, dancer

Her skills in acrobatics, contortion and dance also help, especially with a move where she lies on her chest and manages to bend her legs over to place her feet mere inches from her nose. “I like being on stage and performing,” says Niklasson, who’d like to be a member of Cirque

Soliel one day. “It is fun to perform in front of people.” Flavin, who is one of five elves in the production, concurs. “I love acting. It is really fun,” said the 10-year-old. Flavin auditioned for a role as a hip-hop elf because they “just seemed funny.” “We are mad elves because someone stole us. We are trying to get Santa to take us back,” says Flavin, whose has been dancing since she was five. Backstage is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that assists young performers and brings more performing arts experiences to the community.

• Alice in A Winter Wonderland plays the Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam Nov. 27, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Tickets are $12 for children and seniors and $14 for adults. To purchase tickets, visit

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Royal City Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker November 27 1:00 & 4:00 p.m. Traditional ballet with beautiful sets, extravagant costumes and young, dedicated dancers.

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Singer in Maple Ridge for intimate show Folk Thief, aka Dave Hadgkiss, is back in the Lower Mainland after spending the past six months touring Canada. To mark his return, the Vancouverbased singer-songwriter will play an intimate show at Kanaka Creek Coffee House in Maple Ridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being on tour was a crazy ride, seeing all these amazing small towns and cities all the way across Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sleeping on stages, couches, ďŹ&#x201A;oors and, if I was lucky, the odd hotel room â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really looking forward to being home in Vancouver and playing shows for the people whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve supported me from the very beginning," says Hadgkiss. Born and raised in Kamloops, Hadgkiss began playing guitar at the age of 14. He spent some time screaming into a microphone and stomping on distortion pedals in the Kamloops-based geek rock band, the Gelcaps, and his own punk rock recording project, Weapons Will Kill. But a borrowed copy of the Townes Van Zandt biopic Be Here to Love Me inspired him to blow the dust off his acoustic guitar and re-examine music's ability to tell stories and express the full range of human emotion. That's how Folk Thief was born. With inďŹ&#x201A;uences ranging from folk to punk, from country to rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll, Hadgkiss has developed his own


Folk Thief aka Dave Hadgkiss plays Kanaka Coffee House on Friday. unique style. His debut album, Love, Heartache and Oblivion, was released in March and quickly rose to the Top 10 on the college radio charts. The album is receiving praise for its interesting and creative lyrics, sweet ďŹ nger-style guitar playing, and minimalist recording. His live shows are becoming known as intimate gatherings where the audience can get lost in Hadgkissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; uniquely style of storytelling.

Showtime Folk Thief plays Kanaka Creek Coffee, 24155 102nd Ave in Maple Ridge on Friday, Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Entry by donation.

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New cultural society for Métis in Maple Ridge Learn to jig and bead, have a cup of Muskeg tea If you are a registered Métis citizen, identify as Métis but don’t have a citizenship number or if you have heard whisperings that there was a Métis relative somewhere in the family tree, Lisa Shepherd and Sherri Thompson want to hear from you. Shepherd and Thompson are in the process of creating a cultural society to serve the interests of Métis people living in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Coquitlam. Hoping to secure the name Golden Ears Métis Society for the organization, the two have

a vision of connecting Métis people to each other and to their community. GEMS vision is clear. It’s all about culture. The group will gather monthly to share culture, stories and teachings, while the business end will be handled at a board level. When members gather, they can expect to experience culture and connection with community rather than the reading of minutes, business discussion, or politics. If a member of the group is interested in the business end, then they are encouraged to consider filling a position on the board. Everyone else can expect to have fun while exploring their culture.

Shepherd says that GEMS fills a need in the community. As a Métis artist, she brings traditional art and culture into schools and even teaches traditional jigging through Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services. “I meet people who are at the beginning of their journey learning their identity as Métis people,” she explains. “I encourage them to join a community but not many are willing or

able to travel to Abbotsford or Langley to join the nearest group.” With more than 60,000 British Columbians identifying as Métis, it stands to reason that there are some in our backyard that are in need of a place to learn and connect with their culture. • Any person interested in finding out more about Golden Ears Mé-

tis Society is asked to attend the first gathering at 6:30 p.m. today (Nov. 23) in the Alouette Room of the Maple Ridge Public Library. You will be able to try a cup of Muskeg tea and enjoy a traditional dance demonstration. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 11. For more information, email

A baby in a beaded moss bag made by Métis artist Lisa Shepherd. Courtesy In View Images

Royal City Youth Ballet Company Society proudly presents, for the 23rd season

Show opens Friday Popup art from p21 A trunk show, meanwhile, allows artists to display their work in a home setting, helping people to visualize where a piece might fit in their own home — be it a mansion or a condominium. While some people feel uneasy stepping into an art gallery, a house is another story, said Brewer-White. “It’s a home setting, it’s comfortable. It’s a new way to have conversations with people.”

Live music and hot cider will help create a welcoming atmosphere, she added. • Bohemia in the Burbs opens on Friday, Nov. 25, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continues Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 12601 Hardy St. in Maple Ridge. Purchases can be made by cash or cheque only. Call 604-306-9167 or visit www.bohemiaintheburbs.blogspot. com for more information.

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Nutcracker dancers from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Nutcracker at ACT Catch 10 dancers from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in the Royal City Youth Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker at a hometown show on Sunday. The traditional ballet has beautiful sets, extravagant costumes and features a cast of young, dedicated dancers, including Amelia Clutchey, Ashley Donnelly, Taneisha Dunham, Aislin Bates, Neeki Derhami, Ruby Garrett from Maple Ridge, as well as Alexandra Ayley, Eve Meyer, Lily-June Meyer and Julia Pachal from Pitt Meadows. Royal City Youth Ballet brings together young, enthusiastic dancers from communities across the Lower Mainland to learn and rehearse full length ballets, adding to the training that they receive at their regular studios. • For ticket, visit

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Flames pull out win over N. Delta Devils McLeod faces 85 shots as Ridge Meadows goes 1-1 in weekend games by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter

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Chico David of the Meadow Ridge Knights is tackled by a member of the Chilliwack Blue Giants during the junior bantam final at Samuel Robertson Technical School’s artificial turf field on Saturday. The Knights defeated the Blue Giants 36-8 to take the Valley Community Football League junior bantam championship.

Knights win jr. bantam title Junior bantam squad beats Chilliwack 36-8 staff reporter The Meadow Ridge Knights junior bantam football team are Valley Community Football League champions after defeating the Chilliwack Blue Giants 36-8 Saturday afternoon at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School. Despite Chilliwack averaging close to 40 points per game going into the league final, the Knights defence held the 9-1 Blue Giants to just a single major score and just one play for more than 15 yards. Justin Fedorak helped out the defence with a huge third down stop while Chico David

added an interception and Trent Cooper had a quarterback sack. Jake Laberge had his best game at quarterback for the Knights, passing for two touchdowns. The win advances the Knights to the provincial semi-finals, where they will face Victoria on Nov. 26 at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. The winner of that game gets a berth in the B.C. Community Football Association’s provincial championship game Dec. 4 in Langley. The atom Gold Knights advanced to the VCFL championship game after beating the Abbotsford Falcons 26-8. The Knights’s defence was key to the win by pouncing on three fumbles and two interceptions. The Knights controlled the

play for the entire game, rushing for 272 total yards while scoring three touchdowns. The atom Gold Knights play again this Saturday in Abbotsford for the VCFL atom Championship against the Mission ‘9ers. The atom Blue Knights were not as fortunate in their league semifinal game, as they lost 37-20 to Mission in a hard fought match at Samuel Robertson Technical on Saturday. A win would have set up an all-Meadow Ridge VCFL final. Offensive linemen Tyson Smith and William Ferguson

allowed Evan Vasarhely and Nico Zolliker to run the ball effectively, while Mitchell Alcinay, Dominick Hawke, Tristan Hawke and Carlos Redekopp led the defence. The peewee Gold Knights lost 36-6 to the Abbotsford Black Falcons in their VCFL championship game. The Gold Knights had strong performances on defence from Jaydeep Sachar, Eric Tweeten, and Brayden Hamiltonwhile Justin Nickel picked up a fumble recovery. Dryden Pollon led the offence, running in the Knights’ lone touchdown.

Wesley McLeod was busy in net for the Ridge Meadows Flames on the weekend, facing 85 shots as the junior B hockey club split a pair of games. The Flames defeated the North Delta Devils 5-4 on Friday, then fell 3-2 to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack on Saturday. McLeod was named the game’s first star Friday night as he faced 48 shots in the Flames’ win, not allowing a single even-strength goal. McLeod earned third star honours Saturday night as he faced down 37 shots and took a 1-1 tie into the third period against the Wolf Pack. “He’s giving us a chance to win every time we’re on the ice,” said Flames head coach and general manager Tavis Eaton. “The way he’s playing, he gives everyone in front of him confidence.” While the Flames were busy in their own end over the weekend, the team’s offence could only muster a total of 40 shots over six periods of play. “We seemed to look for the quality shots, and that worked in our favour Friday night,” Eaton said. “But would I like us to put more pucks on net? Of course I would.” Danny Brandys had four points Friday night against the Devils to lead the Flames’ offence, while linemate Sean Pesut scored a pair of goals and had an assist. Matt Bissett had two assists. Brandys opened the scoring in the first period and Pesut scored 15 seconds into the second period to give the Flames a two-goal lead. The Devils drew within one less than a minute later before Paul Piluso scored to give the Flames a 3-1 lead. See Flames, p27




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Hornet’s sting Jaden Laberge (right) of the Ridge Meadows Hornets battles for the puck with Santino Valente of the Coquitlam Chiefs during a Hockey 3 league game at Pitt Meadows Arenas on Saturday.

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Rematch with Wolf Pack set for this Friday Flames from p25 The Devils scored their second power play goal of the night near the midway mark of the middle frame, and trailed by just a goal until Pesut scored his second goal of the night with less than 30 seconds to go in the period. The Devils again managed to find the back of the net with the man advantage, as they tied the game with pair of power play goals with under five minutes to play. However, Brandys

potted a power play goal of his own with 90 seconds left, his second of the night, to seal the win for the Flames. Eaton was happy with his team’s effort, but felt the players gave the Devils too many opportunities by taking bad penalties. “We didn’t play disciplined,” said Eaton. “Every time we scored, we got ourselves into penalty trouble. “It was like we were trying to give the game away.”

The Flames were again outshot Saturday night, this time by a 37-17 margin against the North Vancouver Wolf Pack. Rookie defenceman Nicholas Beck notched his first goal for the Flames to tie the game 1-1 midway through the first period. The teams remained deadlocked until early in the third period, when a quick pair of goals by the Wolf Pack gave them a 3-1 lead. Brandys scored shorthanded to bring

the Flames within one, but that’s as close as they would get, despite pulling McLeod for the extra attacker with a minute left. Eaton said while the team had a chance to win its second game in a row, something it hasn’t done yet this season, the Flames ran out of steam late in the game. “We looked like a very tired hockey team in the third,” he said. “We definitely had a chance to win that hockey game.”

Local speed skater tops in B.C. at junior tourney William McLennan of the Ridge Meadows Racers speed skating club is the fastest junior men’s speedskater in the province after posting the top time at the B.C. Cup tournament held last weekend in Prince George. McLennan set a personal best in the 500-metre event with a time of 44.75 seconds, beating his next closest

competitor by almost a full second. McLennan also took second place in the 1,500-metre and 1,000-metre finals at the first provincial competition of the year. Fellow juniors Ian Cross and Steven Timotius also put in strong performances, with Cross finishing third in the 1,000-metre final and

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BC Hydro is replacing the existing spillway gates in the Blind Slough Dam at Stave Falls. A full 72 hour road closure of Dewdney Trunk will be required from November 30 to December 2 to hoist two of the new gates over the side of the dam and into position. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause and will complete the work as safely and efficiently as possible. We appreciate your patience during this work. Traffic control personnel will be on site. 3215

For more information about this project, visit, call BC Hydro Public Consultation & Stakeholder Relations at 604 623 4472/1 866 647 3334 or email

NIGHTS OF SERVICE: November 25+26 December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17+31

604-515-NOSE (6673) Operation Red Nose is a confidential designated driver service. Help keep our roadways safe this holiday!

For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to our customers. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with our customers to conserve energy through Power Smart. Learn more at

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



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

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

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COLEMAN- (Gustafson) Ruth Ellen March 20, 1924 ~ Nov 19, 2011


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



OBITUARIES HUMBLE Yvonne Beverly Ruth (nee Oudil)

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


Lisa Monica Sepp June 5, 1965 - Nov 22, 2010 I’ll watch the night turn light blue, But it’s not the same without you, Because it takes two to whisper quietly, The silence isn’t so bad, Till I look at my hands and feel sad, Cause the spaces between my fingers Are right where yours fit perfectly. - lyrics from Vanilla Twilight by Adam Young

A year ago you were taken from us. We will always remember the loving smile that warmed our hearts.

Husband Pete, Helgi & Jason, Jeanie & Gary, and family & friends.


OBITUARIES HOLDEN Pauli Ann Born Dec. 20, 1917 ~ Nov. 3, 2011

Pauli passed away surrounded by love in Maple Ridge Hospital. Pauli was predeceased by her husband Ralph Holden and her daughter Shirlie White. She was born and lived in Saskatchewan untill 1976 when she moved to Maple Ridge. She leaves to mourn 4 Grandchildren, 7 Great grandchildren and 3 Great-great grandchildren. Private family gathering to follow at a later date.

See you in the funny papers Nana ! Condolences may be sent to

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth. She is survived by her loving husband Jim of 65 years of marriage, her sons Bob, Mark, Miles, her grandchildren, Kyle, Chelsea, and Chantelle. Ruth being the youngest is predeceased by 12 siblings. Her parents immigrated from Sweden where they settled in Strasburg, Saskatchewan and Ruth was born. Following high school she entered the Royal Canadian Navy. She met the love of her life Jim after he returned from 5 years of active duty. Ruth and Jim lived in Newmarket, Ontario for seven years then came to Maple Ridge in 1953 where they settled and started raising their family in Websters Corner. They worked very hard but always made the time to enjoy their love of camping and boating at Pitt Lake with their boys. Ruth and Jim enjoyed golfing and their time at the cottage at Canin Lake. After Jim retired from corrections they enjoyed many winters in Arizona. Ruth’s love and devotion in life was her children, husband, grand children, family and friends. She loved music and to dance, reading, baking and volunteering wherever she was needed. We will miss her loving hugs and kindness. Our family would like to thank and send our gratitude to all the support and love of Ruth’s friends and care-givers. In Loving Memory of Ruth Coleman. Donations can be made to Ridge Meadows Hospice Society Ridge Meadows Hospice Society P.O. Box 11 Maple Ridge, BC, Canada V2X 7E9. Memorial Service will be held Wednesday November 23 at 1:00 pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel 11765 - 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Yvonne Beverly Ruth Humble (nee Oudil) died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Abbotsford, B.C. at the age of 70. She was the beloved wife of George Humble. Yvonne is lovingly survived by her son Ron Humble and two daughters Carol Golos and Lynn McCarthy. She will also be very missed by her daughter-in-law, two sons-inlaw, six grandchildren and their spouses and seven great grandchildren.

We will miss you mom/nana. Memorial Services will be held at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel on Nov. 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm.



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OPEN HOUSE 50 % off Sale of Regal Gift Products 20800 Camwood Ave Sat Nov 19th & Sat Nov 26th 11am ~ 5pm

Close to major route


WANTED: CHILD Care In our home, children aged 5 and 7. MonThurs, 2 hours in the morning, 4 hours after school. Pay: well above minimum wage. Qualifications: Class 5 DL (veh will be provided) driving record check,references. Stat holidays off, 4% holiday pay. Contact below: or call 604-467-0248 ask for Paul or Jennifer





~2 1/2 to 5 years ~ Would you like your child to develop good reading, pre-reading & number skills, high self-esteem, great socialization skills, a LOVE of LEARNING? Small groups NURTURE your child’s UNIQUE needs. Professional staff Affordable AM space available Register for September NOW! Call BETTY (604)467-3204 21882 124th Ave

FOUND: BRACELET, Pitt Meadows Professional Bldg. Sun. Nov. 13th. Call to identify 604-466-0481. LOST ~ Set of keys, quite large with hook attached. Missing since Nov 13. 604-466-3165 or 604-862-4624




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


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

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Born in Whonnock to the late Leonard and Laura Sterling. Russ married Gail Crane 14 November 1959. He started Custom Plastics in Vancouver and retired in 1993. Predeceased by siblings Doreen and Kent, he leaves behind devoted wife Gail, son Bob (Jacinta, Martin and Maria) and daughter Laurie (Brian, Sherry and Kate). Celebration of Life will be held at Fraserview Village Hall, Wednesday, November 23 at 2 pm, 22610 116 Avenue, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Russ’ name to Royal Columbian Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital or McKenney Creek Hospice for their outstanding care.

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Condolences may be sent to

STERLING Russell Banks Aug 21, 1937 ~ Nov 11, 2011



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JENNYBEAR’S Family Daycare has 2 spots open for before and After school care. Will drive and pick up from Laity View and Fairview. Daycare is licensed and includes an after school snack. Please call Jenny at 604-465-1124



CHRISTMAS at Fort Langley 9167 Glover St Friday, Nov. 26, 10am - 8pm Saturday, Nov. 27, 10am - 6pm Sunday, Nov. 28, 11am - 4pm

* Free Admission * CHRISTMAS TREES FOR SALE 4-14 ft high. Your choice - you cut or we cut. All trees must go! Best price in the Valley. Low chemicals from last 3yrs. 5968-248 St. Langley. Open from Nov. 19th till Christmas. 778-552-3227



Holiday Open House Sat Nov 26, Sun Nov 27 10am-4pm 11787 231 St. Maple Ridge (near Thomas Haney) Krafty Kidz Creations *bring the kids to make a free Craft Creative Memories *50% off ALL in stock products Syd’s Creations *Diaper Cakes *Pop Top Belts & Accessories - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, November 23, 2011 -- A29






SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email.

HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.






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

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required for Daycare in Maple Ridge with preschool program & out of school care. Monday to Friday.

Highway – BC & AB O/O’s $1.70+ per mile Co. Drivers 44c mile

Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: or Call: 604-214-3161 DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE


ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms seeking certified A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417. AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. POST RN CERTIFICATE in Perioperative Nursing. Online theory, hands-on skills lab, clinical practicum. January / September intakes. ORNAC Approved. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta; 1888-539-4772.

WORK FROM HOME. Find out why over 1,285 CanScribe Career College Medical Transcription graduates, aged 18-72, can’t be wrong. FREE INFORMATION. 1-800-4661535.



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

*Conditions apply


604-466-5704 or

604-219-4324 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






Calling All Sports Minded Individuals!!!

$11 - $20/hr! Like music and a team environment? No experience necessary, no telemarketing, 10 openings available! Benefits after 6 mos.

Call Erica at 604 777 2195



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

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.

CHAMBERMAID WANTED @ Haney Motor Hotel, 22222 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge Mon to Fri 4 hours per day. Apply in person at the front desk Thurs & Fri between the hours of 10am to 12pm No phone calls please.

Winexpert/Global Vintners Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer winemaking products. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Part-time Customer Service Representative for our on-site retail store in Port Coquitlam. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with people and willing to go above and beyond to ensure a positive wine experience for our customers. The successful candidates will be responsible for daily retail operations including sales, inventory, merchandising and cash management and must be available to work weekends. Interested applicants should forward a detailed resume with a cover letter outlining their qualifications to:


Tim Vandergrift, Technical Services Manager Winexpert /Global Vintners Inc. Email to: Please quote the position title in the subject line of your email. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HOME CARE/SUPPORT Community Support Worker

Required for supporting adults with physical and mental disabilities. CPR/First aid and valid driver’s license. Competitive wages (union rates and benefits). Must be available weekends and over nights. Send resumes to:


Younghusband Resources Ltd #100-1628 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5W9 Fax - 604-552-1206 Email:

134 HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763

Ability to work till late on weekends & weekdays a great asset. Please indicate on resume. Full time / Part time, Benefits available, and competitive wage Send resume and hours available to: #101 12473 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC or email



THE LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking: • Chaser • Hook Tender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Boom Man • Loader Operator • Hoe Chucker • Heavy Duty Mechanic • 2nd Loader Bucker man All positions are camp-based for the Northern Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resumes to : 250-956-4888 or email 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.


Hiring ALL Shifts for ALL Ridge Meadows locations.

PARTS COUNTER PERSON Experienced parts counter person required for North Island Ford Store. We pay competitive wages and offer benefits package. Email resume to:

The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows


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Intermediate Legal Assistant/Paralegal Required for plaintiff personal injury (motor vehicle cases). Candidate must have understanding of all litigation procedures. Must have the ability to work without supervision and deal with clients. Experience is essential. Email or Fax resume with references to: or 604 850-2164


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Stewardship, Grants & Donor Development Coordinator Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley is seeking a community minded individual with a passion for children and work in the charitable sector. The position will have lead responsibilities in donor development and stewardship including with individuals, foundations and corporations. The Stewardship and Development Coordinator will have a proven record as a fundraiser with speci¿c knowledge of and networks across the Fraser Valley, will provide assistance to effectively implement tools, create proposals and provide presentations to accomplish agency objectives in grants and development initiatives which includes working with grantors, title, presenting and corporate sponsors as well as individual donors to secure and steward external funding for organizational programs and initiatives and to emphasize the long term sustainability of BBBSFV. The position will support internal operations by collecting information for progress reports, grant proposals and solicitation documents. This is a full time position based in the Abbotsford of¿ce providing service throughout the Fraser Valley. The applicant must have reliable transportation and provide proof of clear criminal record. Wages to be negotiated. To apply for this position please provide a cover letter with resume to Brenda Bertin, Of¿ce Manager by e-mail at or by fax 604-852-2518. Deadline for applying is November 25, 2011. We would like to thank all applicants however only quali¿ed candidates will be contacted for the interview process.

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P/T CASHIER REQUIRED Lotto & computer skills an asset, must have good customer skills. Please drop off resume in person to Lougheed Mini Mart, #1 - 20718 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge or Fax: 604-465-3999


Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 3 readings for $15.00




Required for Hazelmere Roofing Company. Full-Time opportunity available. Must have own vehicle. Excellent Wages! Start Now! Andy 604.808.1655 E-mail : Gutter Installer required full established growing gutter ny. Good driving record, skills, team player. Email to:


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




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45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396

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WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office, or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax;




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Terri 604.837.1709

CLEAN CLEANING Will also clean show homes. Experienced. Green products available. References. For more info call Heidi 604-462-1679 604-916-3540 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





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Free Estimates * Fully Insured

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

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

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Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing

“Where Quality matters more than Quantity” Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates. Call Marv:

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

Renovations / Repairs

Home & Castle Handymen 604-833-9525

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply



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


Call Chris 604-462-9009 356

Local & Long Distance


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


Gutter Cleaning


Xmas Light installs

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

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SCOTT FAMILY RENOS Roofs, windows, doors, painting, drywalling, flooring, bsmnt. finishing. (604)836-9274



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


M.T. GUTTERS 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

November Special Call now and save!


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Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388


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Professional Installation



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

$69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.



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

604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197




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


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

Bob Fitz-James 604-467-0333




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


Fall Special All walls up to 1200 sqft $950. All minor filling inl’d 2 coats premium eggshell

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS • Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

BLAKE’S PAINTING & DECORATING Interior Exterior Spraytex ceilings/repairs Drywall repairs

NO Wood byproducts used



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

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.

Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB


• Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp. A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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




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

Call Ian @ 604-724-6373

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620


Minor Reno’s & Home Repairs



Top Quality Painting Floors & Finishing

#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774


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

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.





Mobility Aids Installs

RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Licensed & Bonded. Call Don 604462-0480 or 604-861-7418


Local Maple Ridge company

It’s never too early




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

Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens





Dean 604-834-3076



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


frame2finish general contractor now accepting fall & spring contracts. Contact Al Davis 604-818-6657.


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


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

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station


Call 7 days/week


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SNOW CLEARING Drvwys, sidewalks, sm lots, de-icing Fr $20. 604-466-1891 / 910-0502


THE HAY HUT Alfalfa, Timothy, local hay & straw 604-916-5737



BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. Males $400, fem. $450. Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360 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

CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, dew claws removed, vet ✔, dewormed, 9 weeks. $600. (604)850-0573

CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788

GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.

Min Pin X Chihuahua 6 mos, female, spayed, shots, for good home. $1200 obo. 1 (604) 392-3604

MULTI POO PAPION free adorable, 8 mo. spayed fem. All shots. Trained. Good disposition. White,gray markings 604-809-9307

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, November 23, 2011 -- A31



DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.



#1 Cash Buyer



GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now 3 BDRM. & 2 BDRMS. Great location for seniors!

“Since 1987”

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

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

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

Senior Move-In Allowance.

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



CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. Jacuzzi J-460, 5 man hot tub. New floor model $5000. Call Dwayne at 604-514-6750

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PEARL DRUM SET, $1200, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.



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



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


Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley



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)

1 & 2 Bdrs from $750/mo GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO

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


✶ Move In Allowance McIntosh Plaza Suit Mature Adults Highrise 1/2 Block to Town F/F fridge & easy clean stoves Avail Aug 1. NO PETS

22330 McIntosh Avenue

(604)463-6841 Maple Ridge 22450-121st Street 2 Bedroom Apt $830/mo Attractive modern unit, in a safe, all ages community in beautiful Maple Ridge. Amenities include community gardens, playground, amenity rooms, on site laundry facilities & secure parking in a certified Crime Free Multi Housing complex. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry ( No RGI subsidy available at this time.

Call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp. MAPLE RIDGE 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, on 2nd Floor amenities room, weight room, f/p, new appl’s, insuite laundry, Beautiful master ensuite, 2 u/g parking, 24hr monitored security, avail in URBANO complex for Nov, credit checks & references mandatory Walk to shopping, schools. $1200/mo


(604)466-5799 Maple Ridge Swan Court Apartments Large 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors, adult oriented, heat, h/w & cable incl’d, f/p, n/pets. Criminal Record check may be reqd Resident Manager Onsite Now with SENIORS DISCOUNT


The Meadows Gated underground parking, heated outdoor pool. Heat, hot water & 3 appliances included. 2 min. walk to Westcoast Express.

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

Call: 778-882-8894 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818



2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT


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



CABINET MAKER, experienced or apprentice required for custom millwork shop in Poco. Call 604941-1588 or Fax. 604-941-1538. MAPLE RIDGE Central 4 Bdrm 2 Bath, newly painted, Xtra Lrg yard, F/P, N/S, N/P Avail Now $ (604)773-3912 MR 4bdrm rancher new reno’d on Acres near Gldn Ears Brdg N/S N/P avail Dec 1. $1850 778 889 5215


Coquitlam 2bdrm bsmt, near Schoolhouse/Austin.Avail immed. NS/Refs. $950/mo + shared utils.

MAPLE RIDGE Central. Lrg 1 bdrm nr amens, insuite w/d, d/w, patio, vaulted ceilings, sec u/g prk. Immed Ns/Np. $890 +utils. 604-307-2241. M.R. 907sqft. 2brm/2bth,w/d,cls to WCE/Shops N/S N/P, Ref. req 1200/mth, 604-465-0577 lve msg.


22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894


604 575 5555




Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

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




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

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

Call 604-467-3944 MAPLE RIDGE Private rooms (WiFi & cble) shrd kit. bath, lndry. $500/mo. 778-893-2750.



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: 2Bdrm, close to Coq. centre & bus. Incl elec/gas. wireless int. N/P. $900m. 604-945-6328 aft 3 COQUITLAM newly ren. 2bdr suite with sep entrance. Includes utilities, cable, hs internet, and alarm. New fridge, stove & dw, shared W&D. Deadend st., good prkg. Non smoking only, no pets. 604-945-5266


FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095.



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




1997 LINCOLN MARK 8 LSC black, 182K, 1 owner, garage kept, $6200 pHONE MISSION (604)820-8218. 2000 FOCUS SE auto, 4/dr, 179K, fully loaded. Drives like new. Health forces sale. $2400. 778-893-4866 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS blk, loaded, 5spd, s/rf. Mint. MP3 no acc. lady driven 59k $9800. 604-789-4859.



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

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



2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6400. 604-812-1278 2008 FORD F350 4x4 diesel, loaded, super cab, 75,000kms, Asking $25,900. 778-895-7570 DIESEL SHUTTLE Bus, wheelchair lift, A/C, 7.3 diesel org 73K, safety cert. $6850. Must go! 604-209-5679

2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, beautiful cond. $16,500 obo. 604-287-1127



DSI water heater, Slide-out, microwave, LCD TV, HUGE SAVINGS! $24,995 (Stk.30964) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2011 LAREDO 291TG

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES Elec. awning, “FAMILY SIZED” dinette, LCD TV, power storage jack & more. $27,995 (Stk.30854) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 24’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel, new hot water tank & funrace, sleeps 5 or 6, $4600 (604)467-5041



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

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


821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1991 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, aircrd, reliable, clean, runs A1, $1,900 obo. Phone (778)317-6091. 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519 2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $6000 firm. Phone 604-538-9257. 2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5 auto, light green ext, beige Int. Clean good cond 185kms, no accidents $9500. Call Al 604-209-4156 cell 604-466-5563 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, 4 dr, 4 cly, auto, 40,000 km, mint, loaded, $17,900. Phone (778)317-6091. 2011 NISSAN VERSA 4dr auto black loaded, 14,000kms. Asking $11,900 obo. 778-895-7570


MAPLE RIDGE twnhse 2bdrm with cheater ensuite, ns/np, $1000/mo Derek 604-839-6024. After 4pm PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938 PITT MEADOWS, Ford & Harris, 3 bdrm T/H. Quiet family complex, rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-465-4851




CHRISTIAN family seeking Responsible renter(s).1,000sf Upstairs suite. 2 BR, 1 Bath, W/D. Hydro. NO Pets/Smkg. $800 + Gas. 604308-4292 PORT COQUITLAM. SxS 3 bdrm, 2 bth, appls, s/deck, view, nr amens, recent renos. $1150. 604-941-4166

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




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 grd.flr. Sep entry. New paint. 900sq,ft,Quiet hse.Off st Prkg. 5 appls. N/S. cat ok. $950/mo+$50/mo utils. 604936-5728 or 604-466-9458 ask for Beth MAPLE RIDGE: 3/Bdrms, W/D, $1150/mo inclds all utils / cable / int. Immed. 778-242-8903. 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. $975 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: Newer 2 bdrm bsmt, incl lndry, gas/elec, $850/mo. Avail now. NP/NS. (604)466-2914 PITT MEADOWS. 2 bdrm bsmt. No pets, no smoking. Avail. immed. $850/mo 604-465-4530 aft 6 p.m.



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




ROOMMATE to share 3 bdrm house, 1 bdrm - cbl, int, hydro. inc. $500/mo. Call 778-242-8903

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715



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

BBY nr Lough. Mall, upper 2 flrs of family home,5bdrm,dbl garage Now. ns/np/refs, $1800 +3/4 utils.

MAPLE RIDGE, Central. 11735-225 St. 2 bdrm incl heat & h.w. $900 no dogs.604-467-9420 or 477-9021

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

Near Shopping & Amenities.


Coquitlam WW Plateau 2 bdrm bsmt suite,avail now, pet ok with deposit, ns/refs. $850 +1/3 utils.

Glenwood Manor Apartments



Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)


Maple Ridge


MAPLE RIDGE 2/bdrm condo in Golden Tower. 5/appli, u/g pkng. $1050/mo. Avail Dec 1. 604-467-4450, 604-833-4450.

604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)


For more info. google us.

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

1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, 2” lift, 4x4, Air Cared, standard, new clutch. $5995 obo (604)826-0519 2002 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 4.7 Lt V8, trailer hitch, full PW options, Aircared, Runs & looks great. $7800. PH: 604-463-6062

M105677 VANCOUVER REGISTRY IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BETWEEN: CHELSEA SAUVE PLAINTIFF AND: SHERRY ANN KALMAS,CLAY MICHAEL LOUIS KALMAS DEFENDANTS ADVERTISEMENT To: The Defendant, Sherry Ann Kalmas TAKE NOTICE THAT on 10/Nov/2011 an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number M105677 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the Plaintiff claims the following relief against you: damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on November 28, 2008. You must file a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Vancouver Registry, at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the Order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by the plaintiff whose address for service is: JARVIS MCGEE RICE LLP Suite 600, 1125 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8 Fax number address for service (if any): (604) 682-0587 Email address for service (if any): n/a

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Mark’s Columbia Women’s Jackets Looty Loo $179.99 Dynasty Dive $149.99



WindRiver HYPER-DRI® HD3 T-MAX® Embossed Parkas Black, midnight blue, mid-grey. Sizes S-2XL. Removable Hood. Reg. $249.99

99 79 WindRiver HYPER-DRI HD3 SALE




T-MAX Snow Pants Black, mid-grey. Sizes S-2XL Oversize 3XL Reg. $124.99*




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9374 Keeps you comfortable to a wind chill factor of -35ºC. See in-store for research standards.

This year, give them what they need! Women’s Whirlibird Interchange Jacket


This rock-solid 3-in-1 parka is legendarily hard working and now updated with Omni-Heat® for even more powder-plasting warmth. The shell is fully loaded for a long day on the mountain, featuring our highest level of waterproof breathability along with critical seam sealing.












Women’s W Vega Pant Wom Exceptio weather protection for the legs when time on Exceptional mountain is the priority. Quality, value and style for a the mou range of riders. Regular feminine fit. wide ran $140.00 Reg. $14

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