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Kettle contribution Colby Vitelli, 3, reaches to drop money in Salvation Army Christmas kettle outside of Zellers in Haney Place Mall on Thursday. See related story, p4.

Grant’s Law stripped down Rules changed for gas stations, convenience stores by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter Rules meant to protect people working at night in British Columbia have been changed to allow gas station and convenience store clerks to work alone. WorkSafeBC announced amendments to Grant’s Law on Thursday, finding it wasn’t “practicable,” or

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“Our priority continues to be protecting late night retail workers from acts of violence,” said Roberta Ellis, senior vicepresident of corporate affairs for Work- Grant De Patie SafeBC, in a press release announcing the amendment. The change has outraged the

family of Grant De Patie, which fought hard to implement Grant’s Law after he was killed in 2005. The law made British Columbia the first province in Canada to make drivers pay before they pump gas, and included provisions to add two workers or barriers for those who work retail graveyard shifts – an integral part of the legislation. “It is a portion of Grant’s Law that we fought for. It addressed the underlying causes of what led to Grant’s death,” said his father, Doug. See Grant, p14

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With the Agricultural Land Commission suggesting the east side of the Albion flats can be developed, but the west side should stay farmland, figuring out SmartCentres’ response remains a guessing game. Most of the mall developer’s property lies on the west side of 105th Avenue at Lougheed Highway, which the commission says should remain in the Agricultural Land Reserve. The commission gave its comments earlier this week on the District of Maple Ridge draft plan, which called for developing both sides of Albion. Smart Centres representative Nathan Hildebrandt said Thursday his company just got the comments. “We have not had any time to go through the material at length nor discuss it internally.” It’s just too soon to make any conclusions, says Coun. Mike Morden. “In truth, I really don’t know what that looks like,” he added. “I have to wait until the process rolls out a bit farther,” following a staff report. Coun. Bob Masse said it’s too speculative to predict what SmartCentres will do. “I can assume they’re not happy.” SmartCentres could still apply to remove its land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, Mayor Ernie Daykin acknowledged. Council could then decide whether to forward that formal application to the land commission. But earlier this week Daykin indicated he’s following the land commission’s advice and focusing on the property east of 105th Avenue. “We can now move forward with greater certainty and clarity. The ALC has done their job, now council will do ours,” the mayor said. See Albion, p8

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Walters promises ‘council for the people’ City will hold communication workshop to reach residents by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

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itt Meadows’ new mayor promised a more open, accessible council tuned into the concerns of its citizens in her inaugural speech on Tuesday. In the new year, the city will hold a communication workshop to figure out how its message can reach residents, most of whom failed to show up at the polls in last month. Although turnout for the election was up, just 30 per cent or 3,684 of 12,200 registered voters cast their ballots, compared to 23 per cent in 2008. “We will welcome your input and listen to your concerns, but we will also encourage you to be part of the community and participate in the decision-making process,” Deb Walters told a packed council chamber at city hall after the new team of seven was sworn in. Walters thanked former mayor Don MacLean and councillor John Becker, who ran against her in the Nov. 19 election. Walters, the city’s first female mayor, led the polls with 2,025 votes. 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). Janis Elkerton, a former city councillor, was elected with 1,943 votes.

“In these uncertain economic times, we have our work cut out for us. We will need to be fiscally conservative. Using our resources wisely, we will be responsible and sustainable.” Deb Walters, Pitt Meadows mayor

The city also has a new face on councillor Dave Murray, a CUPE-backed candidate, who got 1,214 votes. “I know that our community has made a good choice. As I look around the table, I see

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In her inaugural speech, Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters mentioned drainage as a “top of mind” issue. a council eager to roll up their sleeves,” Walters said. She added the city would continue to take advantage of grant and partnership opportunities, which have allowed it to renovate and build several facilities in the past three years, including a new turf field, library, seniors centre and renovated ice arena. “I have had the good fortune of speaking with many of you on the campaign trail and I have heard your concerns loud and clear,” said Walters. “In these uncertain economic times, we have our work cut out for us. We will need to be fiscally conservative. Using our resources wisely, we will be responsible and sustainable.”

Preliminary estimates predict a general tax rate increase of more than four per cent in the City of Pitt Meadows, which means homeowners could see a spike of around $134 on their tax bills next year. The city will also continue to lobby seniorlevels of government for funds and ways to improve transportation and work with TransLink to ensure a “reliable transit system” that residents can depend on. Walters also pointed out that drainage was “top of mind” for residents and stressed that “staff have been working hard to find sustainable solutions to this ongoing issue.” She thanked the friends and family who supported and choked back tears when she spoke about her husband Len.

“Anyone who knows us, knows we are a team. I could not and would not have done this without him,” she said. “To me, there is no better person in the world. I love you, thanks hun.”

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CUPE-backed Pitt councillor won’t step out of negotiations by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter Pitt Meadows newest councillor won’t be stepping aside when the city begins negotiating a new contract with its workers. The Canadian Union of Public Employees contract with the city ends next year. Dave Murray, secretary-treasurer of the CUPE Fraser Valley District Labour Council, believes he won’t have to excuse

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Murray earned the last spot on council with 1,214 votes and was home with his family when he received the notice that he’d been elected. He admits he has a lot to learn, but feels assured he’s familiar with the most pressing issues because he’s been attending council meetings for the past six months. Murray will still be editing an online blog about Pitt Meadows and intends to use it to promote local businesses and highlight federal issues, which are his passion. “There’s probably not going to be a lot of municipal things on it. I am not going to be pushing out the rhetoric and

try to be really careful and not putting stuff out which looks like I am pushing my own agenda. I really do try hard not to do that.” Murray believes the recent election was an important one for the city because of the dismal economic forecast being predicted. “There are going to be a lot of the challenges, given the fact that with a Conservative majority government, we are looking at even more downloading on the municipalities,” Murray said. “We have to be ready for them and on task and be able to lobby these senior levels of government.”

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Needs more cash to buy the birds or it will have to dip into savings by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter The Salvation Army Caring Place is falling short on a key ingredient for its annual Christmas dinner, which is expected to feed 300 people this year. Only four turkeys out of the 30 needed have been purchased, and if donations don’t pour in over the weekend, the shelter will have to dip into funds set aside for programs that help the homelessness, single mothers and addicts. “The money that would be used to buy turkeys will directly affect the bottom line of The Caring Place’s ability to provide other services year-round,” said Amelia Norrie, public relations co-ordinator for The Caring Place. “The dinner isn’t just for the homeless; it’s a place where people who are alone on Christmas are welcome to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, as well as to feel included and loved.”

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Pat Waddell spices up chicken for lunch Thursday at The Caring Place. This year, the shelter, located on Lougheed Highway at 222nd Street, will provide more than 100,000 meals to the hungry and more than 30,000 nutritious bagged lunches for school-aged children. Maple Ridge was the only municipality in Metro Vancouver, where the number of homeless people increased in the past

three years. One hundred and two people were found to be homeless in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows during the 2011 Greater Vancouver Homeless Count conducted in March. That is up from 90 in 2008. Of the 102 – 40 were housed in emergency shelter facilities, while one person was listed as having no fixed address.

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Candidates want to form slate before next election Would shadow council last two years of term by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter Several unsuccessful candidates in the Maple Ridge municipal election want to keep a close watch on the new council, particularly during the latter part of its term. Christian Cowley, who finished 15th out of 28 candidates on the ballot, wants to form a shadow council that will keep an eye on the elected politicians during the last two years of their mandates. He’d like to see a nominating committee that, by next November, would select four people to form a slate to follow council’s actions in its last two years. That slate would act as an alternative voice to council decisions and as a “reliable source” on municipal issues, then come election time in November 2014, put their names up for election. Cowley said he’s considering putting his name forward in an attempt to improve the balance on council next election. “I think this council is too heavily weighted to irrational development. The Agricultural Land Commission decision is one indication of that,” Cowley said. The ALC recently rejected Maple Ridge’s concept plan, calling for development of most of Albion flats. Cowley said people who try for a position on the slate have to agree not to run in the next election if they aren’t selected for it. That’s to avoid possible vote-splitting at election time, he added. Cowley thinks one of the reasons for the recent election’s low 25-per-

cent voter turnout was the inability of people to know who were voting for. Members of the slate would also attend council meetings and would be politically non-aligned, he added. Cowley welcomes other slates coming forward, “to make our municipal politics more functional.” The present Maple Ridge council may not have an explicit slate, but “to my perspective, it’s a developeverything slate,” Cowley said. “They’ve rarely turned down any development outside the urban boundary.” Development of the Silver Valley, at the north end of 232nd Street, “never should have happened.” Cowley said council doesn’t want to fix the road and sidewalks leading to the area until development funds it, which results in service shortages, and there’s no chance of stores opening there in the next 30 years because there’s not enough population in the area. “If you have leapfrog development, you end up with those kinds of problems.” Carly O’Rourke, another candidate who didn’t make it on to council, after a second attempt, said a council watch committee could form in the interim, “so we do have an eye on what’s going on up there.” The committee would be issueoriented. “We really need to support [new councillor] Corisa Bell,” O’Rourke said. “She needs a lot of people behind her and we are behind her.” Newcomer Coun. Bob Masse welcomes the group. “I think that’s fine. I think that’s healthy. Both O’Rourke and Cowley are credible people, he added. However, “I think you’ll find that the council we’ll have will be a very effective council.”

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Preaching patience The Agricultural Land Commission has rejected Maple Ridge’s plan to develop all of the Albion flats. In the district’s request for comment, the ALC said land west of 105th Avenue – much of which is owned by mall developer SmartCentres – is suitable for agricultural use, despite drainage issues, and should stay in the reserve. However, the commission agreed that land east of 105th Ave., towards 240th Street, has limited agricultural potential and could be considered for development. The new council released the ALC’s comments Monday at its swearing-in ceremony following last month’s municipal election, during which voters decidedly elected pro-development members. The timing of this announcement has raised suspicions, and riled those who desire a large-scale shopping development on the flats, an issue dating back a decade in Maple Ridge and one that dominated the recent election. Maple Ridge council must now – after expensive planning sessions to determine a direction for the flats earlier this year – formulate a proposal for part of the flats to submit to the ALC for exclusion consideration. SmartCentres and other landowners on the west side will also have to decide on a plan for their properties, although the ALC’s comments don’t lend much hope. The district can try to ease disappointment by pointing to the ongoing development and further plans for building up the downtown area, including renovations by Thrifty Foods and the prospects of Target at Haney Place Mall. But residents are already restless, tired of driving out of town to buy what they want. Others can criticize that point, claim they find what they need closer to home already. The reality is, there is no quick fix. Any development in the flats is years away. Target doesn’t intend to start renovations to Zellers until 2013. Other prime development locations downtown are still occupied by existing buildings, some of them vacant. The downtown properties purchased by the district a year ago have been cleared, but remain for sale. If anything, the ALC’s comments intensify the focus where it should be – developing the downtown. What’s needed now, unfortunately, or not, is patience. – The News

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think it is a safe bet very few people would volunteer to move to Attawapiskat, the impoverished and dismal first nation community in northern Ontario. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the images on TV shocked many people, Health Care and so they should. We like to think that Marco Terwiel such conditions may exist in Haiti or Somalia, but in our own country? I did not move to Attawapiskat nine years ago, but I encountered identical conditions in Nunavut. I did not know that in Nunavut the rate of violent crime is seven times that in the rest of our country, or that the homicide rate about 1,000 times the Canadian average. Also, seven out of 10 children there go hungry, while many live in shoddy, government-built, three-room bungalows. The suicide rate among Inuit males between 15 and 24 years old is 40 times the rate of their peers in the rest of Canada. And the list goes on. Had I known these sorry statistics, I probably would have said “no thank you” when the nice lady at the recruiting booth of a medical conference asked me if I wanted to put my years of experience to good use after I had closed my practice in preparation for retirement. As they say, “Ignorance is bliss,” and

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even though the people at the University of Manitoba provided me with a thick binder full of useful information, followed by a day of orientation on the Inuit referral centre in Winnipeg, I was not prepared for what I found. Annie, a surprisingly small Inuit lady, met me at the airport in Rankin Inlet and we shared a decrepit taxi with three other passengers, the luggage piled high in the back and the overflow between our legs. After a short ride, we arrived at my lodgings for the next six weeks. My quarters were acceptable in retrospect after experiencing far lesser ones in other communities. The place was decidedly dirty, the bed had been slept in and I had to go and hunt for clean sheets and towels. There was no shower curtain in the bathroom and it took several days to get one. The kitchen was equipped with a collection of mismatching plates, mugs, some cutlery, and pots and pans without matching lids. The dining table was OK after cleaning, but two of the matching chairs were broken. One of the windows would not close, and that meant having to do some snow shoveling in the living room after a blizzard. This was fine compared to what many locals had to contend with, as I discovered later. The people I worked with at the health centre were nice enough, the facility quite dated, but reasonably well equipped. In many ways, I appreciated the pace of work: starting at 8.30 with a half-hour meeting with the staff, reviewing the previous night calls and problem patients. There-

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after, the appointments were 30 minutes per patient, a coffee break mid-morning, an hour for lunch, another mid-afternoon break, and at five, the clinic closed. Quite wonderful in comparison with the pressure cooker environment of my office or walk-in clinic, where I had to see at least six patients per hour for eight or nine hours, with a 15-minute break for lunch in order to deal with the volume of the demand. All the patients first had to see a registered nurse or nurse practitioner, and only if they could not deal with the presenting problem I got involved. The nurses looked after all the minor ailments, such as coughs, colds, ear infections, bladder infections. Problems they could equally well handle as the best doctor in the world. That meant I once again was working as a real doctor, dealing with mostly serious or unusual problems. Professionally, a dream come true, utilizing all the knowledge and skills I had acquired over the years. It took me all of the first six weeks to get the hang of where everything was located, who was supposed to do what, how to manage travel to Winnipeg or Churchill for further tests and treatment, find out what was available to eat and drink. It was on subsequent stints that I started to gain insight in the Inuit culture and community, and what I discovered was not pretty. TO BE CONTINUED. Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge.

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THE NEWS/letters online comments Michael Morden · Councillor at District of Maple Ridge: Re: ALC rejects plans for Albion flats (mapleridgenews.com). Funny how when there is a decision (which this isn’t yet; it is comments) and the public doesn’t like it one way or another, it becomes someone’s fault. In this case, council. They should be thrown out? For the record, we went through a very thorough consultative and public process to get to where we are today, and further, we now have comments back on that public process from the ALC. There is still lots of work to do, including an application for removal of the lands. For the record, I would be very surprised if the lands to the west of 105 Avenue will ever be traditionally farmed again. Leaving them fallow does not constitute higher and better use. Carl Wuensche · University of the Fraser Valley: Re: ALC rejects plans for Albion flats (mapleridgenews.com). It’s not a no go, it’s just not as big an area as they hoped would be accepted. James Bulpit · 66 years old: Re: ALC rejects plans for Albion flats (mapleridgenews.com). Michael Morden, please understand the frustration of the laymen, we have the best intentions for Maple Ridge. The tax revenue and job generating business normally found in a community of our size is sorely lacking. Instead we build houses that cost more to service than the taxes generated. We cannot continue down the road of increased taxes every year. I/we understand the turnaround will be three to five years if Maple Ridge is to start today. I do not see that window opening anytime soon. I have supported you and Al [Hogarth] and will continue to do so. Please, no more charettes or hat-in-hand requests to the ALC. Maple Ridge must prove to the ALC that Albion is not farmland and must be used to the benefit of our citizens. Tanny Szabados · Fraser Valley College: Re: ALC rejects plans for Albion flats (mapleridgenews.com). It’s fine to want to farm the west side, but it never will be and hasn’t been for as long as I can remember. Where do they get off thinking that I want to pay taxes to improve the land for farming. It’s better off being developed to create jobs that farming will not. Claus Andrup · Principal at Andrup Corporate Consultants Inc.: Re: ALC rejects plans for Albion flats (mapleridgenews.com). No surprises here. The previous council mishandled this application (five of the miss-handlers remain on council). So be it. Leslie Sofarelli · SUNY Stony Brook: Re: ALC rejects plans for Albion flats (mapleridgenews.com). Do we keep going around in circles? Albion can not be farmed or saved to be farmed not only because of cost for drainage, but it does not make any sense to have farmland in the middle of residential sprawl. The previous council and others have allowed suburban sprawl with no service plans other than develop the downtown core. So, here we are, Maple Ridge council present needs to make an exclusion application now, propose another site to ‘save’ and move forward with the plans submitted for both sides east and west to be developed. Please justify all the time the community put into the “process” and make this happen. It is the town that has and will increase residential growth ... permits and houses are going up all over the place near where I live, east Albion. There are no schools being built, no consistent frequent public transit, no shops, nothing! Really, do we need to be discussing keeping this wasteland farmland and asking me and other taxpayers to what, foot that bill? No way. Bring on the private sector and let them pay for drainage and smart development. This topic drives me nuts. Katherine Wagner · Works at Writing: Re: ALC rejects plans for Albion flats (mapleridgenews.com). In response to Claus Andrup - in my opinion, the only acceptable reason to remove land from the ALR is if it is no longer viable for farming. Rick Halas · Works at The Tri-City News: Re: ALC rejects plans for Albion flats (mapleridgenews.com). Very good news.

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he oaths have all been sworn, councillors, old and new, have been given their marching orders and told on which committees they’ll sit, and a threeyear mandate now faces this group of Commentary seven who’ll lead Phil Melnychuk Maple Ridge. Cynics will say only a quarter of eligible voters bothered to choose a Maple Ridge council on Nov. 19, giving those who did, way too much power. They’ll also say that special interests, through judicious financing and campaigning, are making a mockery of the process – to which I say, nonsense. The system would work if people would bother to make the huge effort and spend the 15 minutes it takes to drive to a polling station, park the car, walk across the parking lot, open the door and present yourself to a polling clerk. In Maple Ridge, you didn’t even have to show identification in order to vote. Not sure how that worked. Still, I’ve got some sympathy for the average voter who had to choose from the 28 candidates, let alone school trustee candidates. I had the same problem in my home town, Abbotsford. I’m in the news business, and to be honest, there were only a few people I wanted to see on council, though I knew exactly who I didn’t want. There’s an argument to be made for limiting the number of candidates during an election. Requiring a certain number of supporters to sign

nomination papers could pare down the quantity of candidates, along with requiring deposits – in order to weed out the less serious. Requiring publication of candidate finances before voting takes place could also spur interest. The current practice of releasing campaign financing after candidates are voted in, 120 days later, makes no sense. Actually, it’s an affront to the democratic process. It just doesn’t make sense that campaign donors don’t influence council decisions. The voting records speak for themselves. This last election offers much to build on, however, all to the betterment of Maple Ridge. Despite the pessimists, the level of debate on the issues was exceptional. Candidates discussed and criticized: urban sprawl, municipal finances, taxes, shopping, even motherhood municipal issues – where, when and how sidewalks and roads and parks should be built. The Neighbourhoods Maple Ridge group, a collective of five community associations, did something different this time around by tossing candidates tough questions, then having them explain themselves and their answers at an all-candidates meeting. Other evenings at Webster’s Corners and Fraserview Village Hall (and presumably Whonnock Community Association, which I didn’t get to) did great jobs of managing 28 contenders and drawing sensible responses from all of them. There were also time-consuming surveys that sounded out councillors on cycling, housing, the arts, as well as questionnaires from media, including our most exceptional, succinct,

three-question survey that perfectly informed voters. The campaign, and the challengers, raised tough, valid questions that shook loose some complacency. The public, all 25 per cent of them, have said it’s no longer business as usual and that council needs to do more than mail it in. They want shopping, they don’t care where, they just want to be able to get to a chain store without driving 40 minutes. It’s a heart-breaking reality, but that’s what many want – along with sidewalks that lead to schools, so kids don’t have to walk on busy roads. Shopping was a preoccupation when they were pounding the pavement, candidates said. Maple Ridge residents want to be able to get stuck in a huge mall parking lot, mill about endlessly in an American Eagle or Banana Republic store, wait in a cashier line for 20 minutes, and buy exactly the same stuff as they do in Chicago or Calgary, just like their city neighbours in Pitt Meadows. This last election will help Maple Ridge in the long run if all candidates stay connected, maybe write the odd letter, join a group and keep working for their cause, even show up at a council meeting. Just by virtue of slogging it out during the election, the also-rans have a louder voice. That indeed is what’s happening, according to candidate Carly O’Rourke, who says a council-watch committee is being formed. It could be followed in a year by a shadow council. Staying involved, though, isn’t the responsibility of the aspiring politicians, but all residents, voters or not. Maple Ridge will be the better for it. Phil Melnychuk is a reporter with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.

Some people only need honesty, integrity EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Tuesday morning around 9.10 am, Ron Copak was driving his mother to her club to see some friends. What he had forgot was the fact that he had placed his wallet, along with $900 cash and a cheque to the SPCA, on the roof of his car. Fortunately, it hit him but not until he had almost reached his destination. He quickly turned around and raced home despite the sinking feeling in his gut. A few blocks away from his home, driving up 236 Street and around Maple Ridge Park North, he found what he had first thought was a piece of wood; his wallet. It had been driven over several times but everything was in tact. That in itself was

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reward enough, especially if you have ever had to replace id and credit cards. In front of his home, he found a couple of the lottery tickets that had been attached to the bundle of money and his shopping list. A few coupons also survived. The road was thoroughly searched by foot, on both sides and from his residence down to the park and back. Nothing. Pretty well giving up on ever finding the cash, he made a call to the Ridge Meadows RCMP to report what had happened. Who knows, it’s Christmas and maybe someone will turn it in, he thought. A few minutes later, the telephone rang and a woman asked if he had lost anything.

“Nine hundred dollars,” he said, not even questioning who he was talking to. Who he was talking to was Lynn Prindle, a neighbour, so to speak, who happened to be walking in the neighbour with her friend Sharon, something they do almost every day. The two had found the money, scattered in the street, tire marks of several cars having driven over it. Nonetheless, they collected the bills, thinking about how upset someone was at losing this. Only a month or so ago, Lynn’s husband lost his wallet with precisely the same amount in it. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t even get his identification and credit cards back. As Lynn would say later, “We could have never kept

EDITOR, THE NEWS: When we see and hear the blatant lies put forth in Parliament by members such as our Minister of National Defence Peter McKay about his use of search and rescue helicopters and their crews to transport him from his fishing vacation, is it any wonder many Canadians don’t bother vot-

the money. Never”. Relaying the story of her husband’s unfortunate experience, her only option was to turn it in to the RCMP. However, what Lynn and Sharon found amongst the currency was a cheque Mr. Copak had made out to the SPCA, a generous donation to his favourite charity. On the cheque was his name, address and telephone number and, thus, how Lynn had found him. These kind of stories warm our heart at any time of year, let alone at Christmas. People like Lynn and Sharon didn’t need anything more than their honesty and integrity, something that they live by day in and day out. DAVID BAIN MAPLE RIDGE

ing? Such antics make parliamentarians look like overpaid hooligans and Parliament itself a bad joke. Why should we waste our time voting, and do we really have to pay for it? And this is not an isolated instance. LYALL HOLMES MAPLE RIDGE


8 -- Friday, December 9, 2011 -- THE NEWS - www.mapleridgenews.com “I would say we generally don’t understand their game plan very well.” Urban designer Rod Gruzelier, who several years ago, along with Andrup, proposed a Granville Island-type plan for the south side of the Lougheed Highway in the Albion industrial area, said that the commission’s comments give more clarity and could push development plans closer to 240th Street. He wants another study, with better terms of reference, to look at the entire Albion area, both sides of Lougheed Highway, to create a plan that would get people excited. Residents in the 240th Street area need some shopping, he said. “I think some form of shopping will happen there. Some form of West Coast Express station will take place.” A new stop for the West Coast Express in the Albion area has been considered, but isn’t part of TransLink’s immediate plans. “There’s phenomenal opportunity down there to do something, but it’s got to be done right.”

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Business Planning Public Presentations 2012–2016 Financial Plan and Capital Works Program The District of Maple Ridge Business Planning process is undertaken annually, and provides a framework for making decisions regarding programs, services, and resource allocations from a community perspective. Mayor and Council will be reviewing the proposed business plan that will guide our community through the upcoming year and into the future. This review will include the 2012-2016 Financial Plan and Capital Works Program.

Albion from front “We look forward to working with the ALC as we move forward with an exclusion application. The ALC’s comments have a huge impact on property owners everywhere in Albion. Council will take the time to review the full report from the ALC and share this information with property owners so that this project can move forward as quickly as possible,” he added. Given that about 100 acres are involved, “It’s probably the most significant piece in a long time,” he said later. Regardless of what happens, it will be half a decade before building starts, says former Maple Ridge candidate Claus Andrup. He pointed to the several months it took to entice Thrifty Foods and Target to Maple Ridge. Thrifty’s opens next year in Haney Place Mall, while Target won’t start renovations of Zellers until 2013. Andrup says the commission’s comments vindicate candidates in the November

election like himself who favoured focusing on the downtown. “The ALC has made a statement about how they feel about Albion, which must give encouragement to people thinking about the downtown.” In the meantime, he predicted SmartCentres will continue to pressure the ALC. Andrup would still support some limited shopping in the Albion area that is tentatively supported by the commission. “If SmartCentres feels that it can live with a limited footprint in the Albion, I don’t object to it – I think they’ll object.” Another former candidate, Christian Cowley wondered how SmartCentres would have developed its properties on the west side, given the environmental limits such as stream setbacks. “The site to me was never really suitable for one of their typical developments. It doesn’t fit the largescale development model, which is generally what they look for,” Cowley said.

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really feel this board has improved relationships, and I wanted to continue that work as chair.” Representatives from the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association filled the board room in support of Clarkson Wednesday afternoon. Also present was Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin, along with councillors Mike Morden, Al Hogarth, and Judy Dueck, and Cheryl Ashlie. The latter two both previously served as school board chair. Former school trustees

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Overcrowding forces catchment changes Changes could split up siblings by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter

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The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District is redrawing elementary school catchment boundaries in east Maple Ridge to relieve pressure on overcrowded schools. However, the boundary changes could result in siblings not being able to attend the same school. All three schools in east Maple Ridge are currently over capacity, with Albion currently at 123 per cent of capacity, while Alexander Robinson is at 114 per cent, and Kanaka Creek is at 103 per cent. Under the proposed changes, the catchment areas for Albion, Alexander Robinson, and Kanaka Creek would shrink, while the catchments for Blue Mountain, Webster’s Corners, and Whonnock elementary schools would be expanded. Webster’s Corner is currently at 64 per cent of capacity, while Blue Mountain is at 71

per cent. The school district is struggling to manage the growing population in the Albion area. Director of instruction David Vandergugten noted that the school district ultimately has no say in matters of zoning and no control over where the District of Maple Ridge allows residential development. The school district has been waiting on the provincial government for more than five years to approve funding for a new elementary school on 102nd Avenue, where the district already owns property. Complicating matters is the fact that Albion doesn’t have the option of adding more portables, says Vandergugten. “There’s literally no space left on the property,” he said. To make matters worse for the school, a high density townhouse development is being built next door, which Vandergugten expects to attract more young families to the area. Should trustees approve the proposed catchment changes, the Maple Crest subdivision

north of 104th Avenue and east of 240th Street would fall into the catchment of Webster’s Corner elementary, located a six-km drive away, instead of Albion elementary, little more than a kilometre. Kanaka Creek elementary’s catchment will almost be lopped in half, with students north of 112th Avenue now part of Alexander Robinson’s catchment. Kanaka Creek offers a balanced school calendar, and is meant to be a district-wide option for parents. However, because of development within the school’s catchment area, there is little room for out-of-catchment students. “We can’t put kids in schools that are full,” Vandergugten said. Families previously residing in Alexander Robinson’s catchment north of Dewdney Trunk Road, and between 116th and 113th Avenues off 240th Street, will now fall into Blue Mountain elementary’s catchment. Whonnock elementary’s catchment will also encroach on the Albion neighbourhood, expanding to include the

subdivision at the corner of 102nd Avenue and 248th Street, previously located within Albion elementary’s boundary. Families there will have an 8.5 km drive to school every day instead of 2.5 km drive to Albion. For families with a child in one school who now find themselves in the catchment of another school, their first child will still be allowed to attend the school they are already at. However, siblings yet to enter elementary school will be considered out-of-catchment, and will be prioritized for enrollment behind other students residing within the new boundaries. That could mean splitting some families up, something trustee Ken Clarkson said he would like to avoid if at all possible. “In most instances, those people are accommodated,” Clarkson said. “We might grandfather them in ... but these things haven’t been decided yet.” The proposed changes will be brought to trustees at their Jan. 11 meeting. • www.sd42.ca

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New Albion school still top priority New chair looking for commitment by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Ensuring a new elementary school is built in the Albion neighbourhood of east Maple Ridge will be the first priority for the incoming Maple RidgePitt Meadows Board of Education, according to newly elected school board chair Mike Murray. “It is definitely a priority, just as was for the last board,” he said. “[The previous board] took significant steps ... and we need to continue that work.”

By closing down two under-used elementary schools, and using portables over more expensive modular classrooms to accommodate all-day kindergarten, the district has put itself in a strong position to receive capital funding, Murray acknowledged. “Boards start things and it’s usually future boards that bring them to fruition,” he added. The district acquired the property for the new school on 104th Avenue, east of 240th Street, more than three years ago. The new school would have a capacity of 450 students, and would be roughly a kilometre from already over-

crowded Albion elementary, adding much needed capacity as the neighbourhood is further developed. “Once again, we are having to review catchment boundaries because we don’t have what we should have in that area,” said Murray. In March, the provincial government gave the project a “high” rating and placed it within the Ministry of Education’s five-year capital plan. The provincial government, which is responsible for new school construction, announced more than $350 million in capital funding for new schools across the province in

late October. However, School District No. 42 received nothing. “We will want to find out why we weren’t on the list when there was an expectation we would be ... and make sure that we will be on the list next time,” Murray said. Murray said he plans to open the discussion the Ministry of Education and Maple RidgePitt Meadows MLA Marc Dalton on how to ensure funding comes sooner, rather than later. “I would certainly hope we get a commitment from the province to build the school sooner than [the end of the board’s three-year term],” he said.

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chair in 2009. “That’s just integrity and respect,” he said. “But we’ll have to wait and see. Mike’s great with words, but we’ll see what he does.” Murray, for his part, said he is looking forward to working with the MRTA. “I have a real respect for teachers. My wife was a teacher, my daughter is a teacher in New West-

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Identify assets, create jobs: forum First of many such meetings in B.C. takes place in Ridge by Phil Mel nyc hu k staff reporter Take several movers and shakers from government and business, put them in a room in the Arts Centre Theatre for a day, give them lunch and a pep talk from a cabinet minister, and it’s hoped solid ideas for new jobs will result. Definite deadlines ensured the first B.C. Jobs Plan forum in the province would at least have a conclusion Thursday when Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell told partic-

ipants to come up with 20 local projects that could create jobs, given the right conditions. Then he told the group to select 10 people from the meeting and over the next two months, pare that number down to a half dozen of the most realistic projects. “It is what I call the Mackenzie model. It has proven successful, but it has also failed,” Bell told the jobs forum. The latter happened because a remote community couldn’t agree on its goals – although it worked the first time in Mackenzie, north of Prince George, when mills closed and jobs disappeared three years ago. With the economy dying, business, labour and government iden-

“That brings enough power to move projects … and deliver them in a … more timely fashion’ Pat Bell, minister tified three goals: reopening the Canfor mill, finding a new owner for an idle pulp mill, and beginning construction of a new mine. All three goals were realized and the economy revived. The model is now being replicated around the province as part of the B.C. Jobs Plan, with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Mission the first location for the forum that focused on identifying key assets and goals that would spark the economy. Bell said later that he chose the area as a pilot project because the economic development departments in each area had already formed Invest Fraser North to market the region as a single area. He met with economic development officers from each municipality and said they impressed him because of their consistent approach. “This one just jumped out at me as the obvi-

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We’ll do better next time: Liberals Local branch now up to 60 members by Phi l M elnyc h u k staff reporter Despite disaster in last May’s federal election, local Liberals say they’ll be back to fight another day. “I think the Conservatives are going to have a tougher time with us this time, compared to last time,” Brian Rice, president of the Pitt MeadowsMaple Ridge-Mission Federal Liberal Riding Association said last week. “I think the results of May 2nd were a pretty effective wakeup call.” People are signing up and donating to the cause, he says. The local branch of the party now has about 60 members, about 10 more than before the election, while it also finished the campaign with a few thousand dollars in the bank. Rice was commenting following a town hall meeting on the future of small-l liberalism last week. The meeting drew

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met about 25 Vikings, all dressed in full regalia, with armour and spears and shields. So they came out in the canoe with me. And that was my first day.” Cooper spent July and August there and made some connections that will result in a youth cultural/educational exchange between Shetlanders and First Nations bands in B.C. The first will take place this coming July when members of the Kwantlen, Cowichan and Penticton First Nations spend the month there. Some time this fall, a dozen Shetlanders will visit Penticton. Asked what Shetlanders have in common

with First Nations people and Cooper quickly responded. “Isolation – is the key word. “Shetland Island is very isolated and so are many of our communities on the coast of B.C. “They’ve very enthusiastic. I guess maybe part of that, is they are isolated and they look forward to doing things. “You’ve just got to watch yourself in the streets of Lerwick because you never know when a Viking will step out in front of you.” He doesn’t know if the Norwegians, just across the stretch of water, go to the same extent of extolling their past. “All I know is these guys take it very seriously.” Cooper agreed that he’d like to get bands in more remote B.C. places, such as Bella Bella or Hartley Bay involved in future exchanges. While most in the U.K. didn’t recognize a voyageur canoe (it carried furs from northern Ontario to Montreal) “it’s absolutely breathtaking to see the response from people. “Shetland itself has been a marvellous experience. “You’d love to take everybody. It does have a big impact – on anybody that goes.” Cooper, who was born in the U.K., originally planned to circumnavigate Britain. But he’s been making his way around for four years now and only managed to reach Scotland and doubts he’ll continue down the east coast. “That five seasons in Britain, is enough.” After this summer, Cooper likely will pursue a more hospitable location, in Costa Rica where he’s already received an invitation to bring down the big Spirit Dancer. • More pictures are at: spiritdancercanoejourneys.ca.


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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission/2011 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for $16,999/$13,999/$22,499 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $2,000/$2,250/$3,000 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **From Dec. 16, 2011 to Dec. 30, 2011, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new [2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and Boss 302), 2011 Taurus (excluding SE), 2011 and 2012 Edge (excluding SE), 2011 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Escape (excluding I4 manual), 2011 Expedition]/[ 2012 Expedition]/[ 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Ranger Supercab (excluding XL), 2011 and 2012 F-150 (excluding regular cab XL 4x2 and Raptor), 2011 and 2012 F-250 to F-450 (excluding chassis cabs), 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and BOSS 302), 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Flex (excluding SE), 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual)] models for a maximum of [36]/[48]/[60] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 60 months, monthly payment is $500, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000.Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. †From Dec. 1, 2011 to Dec. 15, 2011, receive $500/ $1,000/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $2,500/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,500/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/ $7,500/ $8,000/ $8,500/ $9,500/ $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Focus S, 2011 Edge SE, 2011 Explorer Base, 2011 and 2012 E-Series/ 2011 Escape I4 Manual, 2011 Fiesta S, 2011 Explorer (excluding Base), 2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Explorer (excluding Base), 2012 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Fusion S, 2011 Mustang 2dr Coupe V6 Value Leader, 2011 Flex SE, 2011 F-150 5.0L Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader, 2012 Edge (excluding SE)/ 2012 Mustang V6 Value Leader/ 2011 Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab FEL, 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2012 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs/ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Transit Connect/ 2011 Taurus SE, 2011 Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 and 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value leader), 2011 Edge FWD (Excluding SE)/ 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Escape V6, 2011 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs, 2012 Mustang GT, 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Expedition/ 2011 Escape V6, 2011 Mustang GT, 2011 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2), 2012 F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cab)/ 2011 Taurus (excluding SE)/ 2011 Ranger SuperCab (excluding XL), 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew/ 2011 Expedition, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab non 5.0L (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2012 F-250 to F-450 diesel (excluding chassis cabs)/2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding chassis cabs)/ 2011 F-150 5.0L (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 Diesel engine (excluding chassis cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ◆◆Purchase or lease any new 2011/2012 Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Escape, Edge (excluding Sport) or Explorer on or before Jan. 3/12 and receive the choice of (i) a winter safety package which includes: four (4) Winter Tires, four (4) steel Rims (Escape receives alloy wheels), and four (4) Tire pressure monitoring sensor; OR (ii) $750 in customer cash, but not both. Customers electing to receive customer cash may apply the amount toward their purchase or lease (taxes calculated after customer cash amount is applied) or receive a cheque for the amount from Ford Motor Company of Canada. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental Allowances. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all season tires. Consult your Ford of Canada dealer for details including applicable warranty coverage. *** Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.1L/100km (40MPG) City, 5.3L/100km (53MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [9L/100km (31MPG) City, 6L/100km (47MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. WProgram in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the “Program Period”) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding S), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a)sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Hospital parking fees ‘stress’ patients Officials reject call to scrap pay lots by J eff Nage l Black Press Lower Mainland hospitals collect $14 million a year in parking fees that critics say amount to an unfair user fee that can even harm patient care. The Canadian Medical Association Journal has called for hospital parking fees to be at least waived for all patients, if not abolished entirely. “Parking fees are a barrier to health care and add avoidable stress to patients who have enough to deal with,” Dr. Rajendra Kale, the journal’s interim editorin-chief, wrote in an editorial. “They can and sometimes do interfere with a clinical consultation, reducing the quality of interaction and therefore of care.” Patients who wait weeks for a consultation at a hospital may abruptly end it when they realize they must soon pay for more parking time, Kale said. “This is parking-cen-

tred health care, which is not compatible with patient-centred health care.” Fraser Health spokesman Roy Thorpe said there are no plans to end pay parking. About a third of the money that comes in from parking covers the cost of maintaining and running the lots, while the rest – nearly $10 million a year – goes into general revenue for the Lower Mainland health authorities. “If we didn’t get those fees, it would have to come out of other health care revenues,” Thorpe said. The money involved is just two-tenths of one per cent of the combined $5 billion spent annually by the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health authorities, and by the Provincial Health Services Association and Providence Health Care on services in the region. Most of the parking revenue is generated by Fraser Health, which gets $8.4 million a year. Patients who come to hospital repeatedly for services like hemodialysis or chemotherapy are

offered greatly reduced rates or in some cases vouchers to waive parking fees, Thorpe said. “We have a very flexible, compassionate approach to our parking system,” he said. Health authorities don’t get the fines that are paid when hospital visitors stay too long and are ticketed, he said. That money goes to parking lot contractors. But nobody should halt a consultation or other care prematurely over parking, he said, adding any fine resulting from that can be voided. “When there are exceptional circumstances, appointments go long and someone gets a fine, call Parking Services – they will waive the violation ticket,” Thorpe said, adding Fraser gets about 30 requests a day. (Phone 604-875-5440 in Fraser Health and 604-875-4832 in Vancouver Coastal.) Thorpe said rates are based on the local parking market, with the highest rate of $7.50 an hour charged at Vancouver General Hospital and rates as low as $1 charged at Chilliwack

General. Most Fraser Health hospitals charge $3 to $4 for the first hour of parking, and lower rates after that. B.C. Children’s Hospital charges $3.75 an hour. The rates include include a 21 per cent parking tax that goes to TransLink plus 12 per cent HST. While public visitors pay full rate, staff at hospitals get pay parking discounts of 40 to 45 per cent. “If we had free parking, I think we’d have a real difficult time with ensuring turnover of parking spaces and limiting the time people stay,” Thorpe said. But patients and visitors do get free parking at both Delta and Mission hospitals, where municipal bylaws prohibit pay parking for hospitals. Asked whether free parking has been a disaster at those sites, Thorpe said no, but noted they are smaller facilities. The CMA Journal argued pay parking is a “surrogate user fee” contrary to the Canada Health Act and could be challenged in court.

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THE NEWS/home&gardening

Twelve great plants for Christmas H

ardy winter colour is a garden ‘must have’, and the new hardy, early blooming varieties of Christmas Rose ‘Jacob” and ‘Josef Gardening Lemper’ top Brian Minter the list. Their vibrant white blooms brighten any dark winter landscape, and they can even be used inside as cut flowers for a focal point on your Christmas table. Widely available, they’re in bloom now and make a wonderful living gift. Winter berries add so much interest to a winter landscape. The most valuable is the deciduous winter holly Ilex verticillata. Its stunning winter red berries are in high demand for wreaths, outdoor baskets and containers and for indoor centre pieces. I love the stems just as they are in a glass vase indoors or out on the patio. You need both male and female plants to get these beautiful bird friendly berries, and today, good growers have planted both in one pot for immediate planting. • Wintergreen (Gautheria procumbens) is a beautiful low evergreen ground cover with rich deep green leaves, is almost continuous flowering and has edible red berries. Available in smaller pots, they make wonderful winter focal points in containers or as companions for white winter heather or Christmas roses. • Growing a little taller, a wonderful crab apple called Malus ‘Red Sentinel’, makes a great clean spring flowering screen or small shade tree. Its vibrant shiny large red fruits

It’s an heirloom plant that is so easy to grow and is handed down from generation to generation. Start a new tradition in your family this year. • Another wonderful old tradition is to have ‘Paperwhite’ narcissus in our homes for the holiday season. For some people, they have a love-hate relationship with the spectacular perfume of ‘Paperwhites’. Like amaryllis, their long flower stems look stunning in a tall clear glass vase. You can still pick up bulbs that will bloom for Christmas if you keep them cool in a fancy glass dish with water and some colourful stones on the bottom, and started plants are always available at this time of year.

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Ardisias are going to be a winter classic for years to come. sparkle in winter. It’s like no other smaller tree as it’s loaded with hard fruits that are nice to enjoy on the tree, as cut branches in your outdoor décor or as a garnish on Christmas dinner plates. A frost or two will make them edible. • A prickly little plant that survives nicely outside in our toughest winters is a dwarf, slow growing Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus ‘Christmas Berry’). It berries-up nicely by itself, spreads slowly and beautifully compliments any of its outdoor companions, like dwarf colourful conifers and low golden heathers. They look spectacular by themselves in clay pots with a few blueberry twigs tucked in. • Traditional holly trees have all but disappeared in our smaller space gardens, and what a shame. To the rescue comes a new self-fertile, compact, hardy (Zone 6) holly

called ‘Red Beauty’. It grows only five to seven feet tall and four feet wide, making it a great focal point, container plant or a fabulous hedge. ‘Red Beauty‘ presents a new opportunity for holly in the landscape. It’s a keeper. • Most camellias are rated as Zone 7 plants and need a little protection in the coldest winter conditions. However, one stands out from all the rest – Camellia ‘Yuletide’ is a beauty. It’s a sasanqua camellia, which means it blooms from late November through April with pure red blooms that have vibrant yellow anthers. Talk about the Christmas outdoor plant. It celebrates Christmas all by itself. • Amaryllis has become the ‘hot’ plant that can be started as a bulb now to bloom for Christmas or can be purchased as a grown plant ready to

bloom. It is now as popular as cut flowers used to celebrate the season. I love putting the stems inside a tall glass vase, where they look so elegant and last a long while if kept cool. • The newest plant to adorn our indoors is the beautiful ardisia. We’ve grown these plants for a month now. The new growth has burst into soft green leaves that make a nice contrast to the rich dark ones and to the delightful red berries that adorn the lower portion of the plant. Ardisias are going to be a winter classic for years to come – so watch out poinsettias. • Finding a true Christmas cactus that most of our grandmothers had in their homes 50 years ago is hard, but not impossible. Schlumbergera bridgesii is a smooth-leafed cactus with hot pink flowers that actually bloom only at Christmas.

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Finding a true Christmas cactus that most of our grandmothers had in their homes 50 years ago is hard, but not impossible.

• If you do any Christmas cooking, bay leaves are a must have to flavour meats. We have a 10-footer outside our door that we enjoy both as a landscape plant and as a source of fresh leaves all year round. Cut stems add interest and fragrance to Christmas wreaths. They’re a little hard to find at this time of year, but herb growers have them. Treat it as a cool winter loving plant that needs to be outdoors all year round with a little winter protection in severe cold. It could become one of your most loved garden plants. Brian Minter owns and operates Minter Gardens just outside of Chilliwack.

Pot of Cheer Festively adorned ~ perfect greeting for the front door

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Pitt Meadows Townhome

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This contemporary home has nearly 2,800 sq. ft. of finished area with modern touches. 9’ ceilings, Large master bdrm with ensuite. Open kitchen/family rm and only steps away from Kanaka Elementary & nature paths. Priced at $494,900. Call Al Hogarth to view

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$

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469,900

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

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$

589,800

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$

179,800

• Ground flr unit • Open plan • 1 bdrm + den • Private • Fraserview Village Community Centre • Air conditioned • Adult +55

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a NEW HOME is a Great Christmas Gift Check out these features:

Great location, schools, shopping, golf courses commuter routes. REMODELLING: new laminate, carpeting painting, kitchen appliances, some plumbing, recent roofing. LARGE YARD: Covered sundeck, 2 covered parking plus RV. FAST POSSESSION POSSIBLE. Lots of good sized rooms plus train room complete with town site, mountain, tunnels and train sets. SUITEABLE. FINISHED BASEMENT. Come have a look this Sunday

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OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 Excellent basement entry home in a quiet cul-de-sac location. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and a recently renovated basement with a spacious bedroom and a huge rec room make for a family friendly 23146 PEACH TREE CT home. Lots of other upgrades include newer carpet upstairs, new flooring down in the rec room, and a nicely updated ensuite for the master bdrm. The refurbished deck overlooks a fully fenced, beautifully landscaped yard. Enjoy the magnifi cent view of the Golden Ears from your living room. Easy to add an inlaw suite. Close to schools, recreation and transit. Call today for your personal TOUR.

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 Perfect family home with a stunning view of the Golden Ears mountains located in a quiet friendly cul-de-sac. With 3 bedrooms up and one down, there’s lots of room for NEW PRICE $434,900 the whole family 23142 PEACH TREE CT . All 3 bathrooms have been tastefully redone with new tile flooring and new fi xtures. Downstairs is bright and open and includes a huge rec room, hobby room and a spacious bedroom. Fresh paint and newer fl ooring, make this home move in ready. Large fenced yard with mature landscaping, just right for the gardener in the family. Easy to suite the basement in this well maintained home.

This completely renovated & spacious 2 bedroom & den stylish end unit displays quality craftsmanship everywhere you look, from the custom kitchen cabinets with gleaming granite counters and stainless appliances, to the hardwood and slate flooring, to the bathrooms with modern tile and granite. The open concept kitchen, dining room and living room open to the large balcony for comfortable entertaining! The spacious master has a fabulous walk-in closet with custom built shelving. Walk to shopping, West Coast Express, pool, parks & rec center. Act fast! Photos at www.jackiejohnrealestate.com, or call Jackie 604-533-3231 to view!

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$

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

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$ 199,900 389,900

$

jackiemacdonald@shaw.ca

Central Maple Ridge

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

Chris Frandsen

604-467-5000

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Pitt Meadows

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

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$$

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East Maple Ridge

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

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604-467-5000

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John Bakker

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Karen Bennett

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Custom built 2 storey with 4 Br’s upstairs on a quiet no through street. The huge south facing yard is 75x128, has RV parking, a storage shed and is perfect for a pool or a workshop. Walk to Fairview Elementary, Westview Secondary, Christian School and Westgate Shopping Center.

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with the master bedroom on the main floor. This home has over 1900 sq feet with 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms and plenty of room for storage. It also has a 2 car garage and is located in Fraserview Village and has access to a swimming pool, hot tub, workshop, clubhouse and is a great retirement community. Call today for more details. Asking $369,900

Looking for a flat 5 acres with a barn and upscale home? This property is mostly pasture and is all fenced and within 5 minute ride of all the great horse trails in our community, big barn with power and water, box stalls and plenty of room for hay storage. The house is a huge 2 level home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a huge country kitchen. Fabulous livingroom, cozy den and a huge double garage. The home has just been reduced to $768,900

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389,900

R E DU

549,900

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11885 216TH ST.

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uncomfortable hearing aids in and out, thus prolonging the adjustment period. With patience, the enjoyment of music, conversation, and chirping birds will return without the risk of damaging hearing further through increasing volumes of sound. Smell, taste and touch are much more complicated to address. As a general rule, they are affected by changes in the nervous system, which make them difďŹ cult to treat. While you can ďŹ nd plenty of vision and hearing vendors around, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to do a lot more legwork to come up with those who can help with the latter three senses. Although the medical community does not have exclusive methods for remediation in these areas, the family physician is certainly a good place to start in searching for support. Aging may not be kind to our natural ability to have rich interactions with the world around us, but technology can certainly ensure that any losses are minimal. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea for the elderly to have regular examinations to evaluate their sensory conditions and to take necessary steps to correct any shortcomings.

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wo issues clearly dominated the recent election in Maple Ridge. Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, cycling wasn’t one of them. However, it was nice that issues around cycling did get their share of attention during the campaign. Ultimately, the one thing the majority of the minority who bothered to vote felt would make them happy was shopping: big boxes, in Albion to be precise. It seems a neighbourhood grocery store, medical offices, a hair dresser and maybe a local pub that they can walk or bike to just won’t cut it. They’re also not willing to wait for Target and countless other stores that will undoubtedly be drawn to downtown Maple Ridge eventually, with or without some extra effort from council. Fortunately, the Agricultural Land Commission has a say in all this, and it has indicated it will reject applications to develop the flats on the west side of 105th Avenue, where Smart Centres wants to put its big boxes. Since the election, there have been a few letters to the editor, one claiming that this

election outcome was a backlash against the left and its intention to “turn over all our roads to bicyclists.” Another pleaded with the new council: “please, no bike lanes.” But I’m sure they would appreciate having the choice to use their bikes, safely. No more tax increases was another key concern for many voters, and we could see some fireworks on council with Corisa Bell. She’s pretty smart, and her successful fight to abolish the HST shows that she’s as fearless and determined as a terrier. She wants to take a look at the bottom line. First she wants to try to undo the pay raise of council. This would save us even less than the cycling budget set aside for infrastructure improvements for next year ($50,000), starting with about 11 cents per resident this year, and about 50 cents per resident by the end of the term for this council. I would recommend to her to start with looking at the cost of sprawl instead. There is a lot more money to be saved by preventing further sprawl, and building up instead of out, where appropriate. It’s also more likely to get us better transit

sooner, and will give us more bikable, walkable and livable neighbourhoods. Last but not least, with more density in the town core, as well as around neighbourhood hubs, these places are more likely to attract ... shopping. Let’s talk about complete Streets. Cycling This term came up a few Jackie Chow times at allcandidates’ meetings. Complete streets is a concept that’s rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S., with more than 300 jurisdictions – both states and municipalities – now having some form of complete streets policy. It is just starting to gain traction, with Waterloo, Ont. being the first municipality in Canada so far to have adopted a complete streets policy. The term basically says what it means: streets should be complete, or safe, for all users – pedestrians, people on bikes, on transit, in their cars. On certain roads that are part of the equestrian network, horses and riders need a safe place, too. In new sub-

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divisions, developers are required to adhere to certain standards to provide an adequate level of safety for the different users. In existing neighbourhoods, improvements should be made as part of upgrades done over a longer period of time. Since Maple Ridge still has a lot of growing to do, there is great value in this kind of policy, which will help us avoid the kinds of traffic problems that we have to deal with right now on existing streets. Different things would be needed for different streets to be complete. Each community and each street within it is unique and would need to be looked at to see what would work. Often speeding is partly a result of road design. That’s why it’s important to try and get it right with the initial design, to prevent unnecessary costs later on to correct any problems. The various neighbourhood associations that worked together on questions for candidates and posted their replies on the mrneighbourhoods.wordpress. com website obviously all are experiencing problems with increasing traffic volumes and speeding on their roads and were looking for a solution from candidates. Our local chapter of the VACC has asked Richard Drdul, an expert bike infrastructure designer and also the principal author of the Canadian Guide to Neighbourhood Traffic Calming, to come to Maple Ridge to do a presentation. Richard has developed traffic calming plans for more than 39 neighbourhoods throughout B.C. This presentation will be held at municipal hall some time in January. The date will be announced on the district’s website. • If you would like to receive notification by e-mail, send your e-mail address @ jchow23708@yahoo.ca. Jackie Chow is a member of the Maple RidgePitt Meadows Chapter of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition.


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Santa Train visits, firefighters shake boots The West Coast Express Santa Train will be making its ďŹ rst trip from Mission to Waterfront Station in Vancouver on Saturday. Anyone bringing a toy or cash donation for the Maple RidgePitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society will get a return ticket on the train, which will be leaving Mission City station at 10 a.m. and arrive at Port Haney station at 10:17 a.m., Maple Meadows station at 10:23 a.m., and Pitt Meadows station at 10:27 a.m. It will arrive at Waterfront station at 11:15 a.m.. After Christmas shopping downtown Vancouver, ticket holders will be able to take part in the second annual open house at Waterfront station. In addition to face painting and arts and crafts, there will be live musical entertainment and Santa Claus will be on hand for photos. The return train

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Saturday, Dec. 10 • Get your pet’s photo taken with Santa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the B.C. SPCA Community Animal Center on 10235 Jackson Road, Maple Ridge. • The Old Chicken Farm art and craft sale will be happening from 10:13 a.m. to 4:03 p.m. at 25812 Dewdney Trunk Road in Webster’s Corners. Claire Louise Stephen, Rik Watson, and surprise guest artists will have paintings, cards, and limited-edition calendars, and more for sale. 10 per cent of sales goes to the Friends in Need Food Bank. For more info, call 604-462-1399. • Santa will again be stopping at the Ruskin Hall for a Pancake Breakfast from 10 to 11 a.m., corner of 284th Street and 96th Avenue. Pancakes and sausages will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Kids of all ages welcome. Sunday, Dec. 11 • The Old Chicken Farm art and craft sale will be happening from 10:13 a.m. to 4:03 p.m., at 25812 Dewdney Trunk Road in Webster’s Corners. Claire Louise Stephen,

Rik Watson, and surprise guest artists will have paintings, cards, and limited-edition calendars, and more for sale. 10 per cent of sales goes to the Friends in Need Food Bank. For more info, call 604-462-1399. • Maple Ridge Choral Society is holding its Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12145 Laity Street, Maple Ridge. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or call Gerry at 604-463-0760 or Dennis at 604-465-8038. Tuesday, Dec. 13 • The Maple Ridge Public Library will be hosting a special Christmas for Grown-Ups at 7 p.m. Join the Silvertones and other special guests for an evening of Christmas stories, songs and celebration. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417. Wednesday, Dec. 14 • Ridge Meadows Seniors’ Society’s Pitt Meadows senior’s lounge is holding their annual Christmas luncheon at 12:30 p.m., 12027 Harris Road, at the Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre. Traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, carol singing and door prizes. $15 tickets are available in the senior’s lounge from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday to Friday. For more information, call 604-4652478. Tickets are selling fast. • Pajama Storytime at the Pitt Meadows Public Library from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come to the library in your coziest pajamas, housecoats and slippers to hear some bedtime stories. Stuffed friends are also welcome, and mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts,

uncles, brothers and sisters, too. Drop in. Friday, Dec. 16 • The Maple Ridge Public Library celebrates Las Posadas, the traditional Spanish prelude to Christmas, on at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy the smells and tastes of the holiday season, listen to stories and learn about the culture’s wonderful traditions. For more information, please call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417. • A pub night fundraiser is being held at the Haney Public House to raise money for the Hearts on Noses pig sanctuary. For more information, visit heartsonnoses.com, or call 604-462-0958. Saturday, Dec. 17 • Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts is holding a breakfast fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delizie Italiane, 22266 Dewdney Trunk Rd., to raise money for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council’s Arts Angels program. Get any breakfast menu item and a cup of organic coffee for $10 ($5 of which will go towards the scholarship fund). Sunday, Dec. 18 • Laurie Thain is headlining I’ll be Home for Christmas, a Christmas concert and tea at 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Heritage Church Hall, 22279 – 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge. Tickets are $12, students/seniors $10, children 12 and under by donation to children’s charity. Reservations recommended. To reserve, email purepacificmusic@gmail.com, or call Laurie at 604-530-6530, or Blair and Marlene at 604-466-9773.


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Community Calendar Ongoing • Overeaters Anonymous meets every Wednesday starting Jan. 4 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, back door entrance, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Road. • Does your child love horses? Whether you have a pony or not,

kids aged 6 to 21 who would like to learn more about horses and how to ride, or become a better rider, can join the Alouette . New members welcome. Call 604-465-5694 for more information. • Come and improve your English while making new friends

at English Corner. The group meets Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at No. 117 19041 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows; on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Maple Ridge Public Library in the Greenside Room; and on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Maple Ridge Public Library in the Alouette

Room. The group is designed for intermediate to advanced English speakers. Classes are free and available on a drop-in basis. • Volunteers wanted for the Special Olympics. Coaches and assistant coaches needed for various sports, as well as a newsletter writer/

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Christmas season depends on love we let others down. I recently watched one of those YouTube videos that go viral through email (gotta love those emails, for which the Acts of Faith subject line Duane Goerzen starts Fw: (!!)). The tag line for the video was “Free Hugs from Sondrio Italy.” The gist of the video was a young guy and a young girl walking through town and holding up a sign offering free hugs. You can imagine the reactions they got from people – scepticism, anxiety, awkwardness, fear, rejection. But in their persistence, they also had the opportunity to bring joy to a great many people as well. And those reactions were more incredible to watch. Love is a risk. Any time you risk giving love, you open yourself up to being vulnerable to rejection and pain. But it is only through that same risk that you are able to connect with another and experience the interchange that comes through an act of love. All love has to begin with giving. And giving works best when it is initiated, not expected.

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Help Portrait in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows The first annual Help Portrait takes place this Saturday at two different locations, one in Maple Ridge and the other in Pitt Meadows. The Pitt Meadows event will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Heritage Hall (12460 Harris Rd.), and the Maple Ridge event will run from 1p.m. until 8 p.m.

at St. Andrew’s Church (22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd.). Help Portrait is a worldwide event that allows families and individuals in need to be professionally photographed in a private photo shoot for free. The free portraits are printed and framed on-site for the subjects to take home with them.

CP Holiday Train The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train chugs into Maple Ridge on Dec. 17, at 4:15 p.m., across from the Billy Miner Pub. Since the program’s inception in 1999, more than $5.6 million and 2.45 million pounds of food have been collected in Canada and the United States. The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect

Community resources and assistance are also offered where needed. “This event has the potential to change people’s lives,” says photographer Matt Brennan, co-organizer of the event. “People in need who haven’t had a portrait taken in years; single parents who can’t afford a family portrait;

food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. The trains are made up of 14 rail cars, decorated with thousands of festive lights and a modified boxcar that turns into a traveling stage for live performances at each stop the train makes. A total of $21,113.24 was presented to the Friends in Need Food Bank in 2010, as well

kids or parents who are battling an illness; these are the kinds of people who Help Portrait benefits.” • For more information call Matt Brennan at 604-817-7517 or email him at matt@mattbrennan.com. For more information, visit http:// helpportraitridgemeadows.com/.

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Ilyaz Mapara, who is blind and autistic, spars with a partner as he practises his martial arts at Jeong’s Taekwondo Academy. Mapara has received his green belt in taekwondo. Colleen Flanagan/ THE NEWS

A born fighter gets his belt Ilyaz Mapara has a green belt in taekwondo, despite being blind and autistic by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter

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Master Ki Jeong trains with Ilyaz Mapara.

lyaz Mapara has been fighting since the day he was born, so it’s no surprise how well he has taken to taekwondo. Ilyaz, now 16, was born more than three months premature, weighing only a pound. His father Riaz says there was little hope for him to survive, but survive he did. “The mortality rates are very high for children born that early,” he says. “Those who do live usually have major problems.” While Ilyaz won that fight, every day can be a struggle for the Grade 11 student. Ilyaz was diagnosed with autism soon after birth, and he suffers from a kidney disorder that saps his strength. He is also completely blind. However, that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his love of martial arts, and from earning his green belt

in taekwondo. Ilyaz is a common sight at Jeong’s Taekwondo Academy in Maple Ridge, where he trains. While his fellow martial artists perform drills with each other, Master Ki Jeong works specially with Ilyaz, who repeatedly strikes a heavy pad held by Jeong. Ilyaz chases him across the room with a flurry of kicks. As Jeong moves, he calls out commands so Ilyaz can track his movements. While Ilyaz may not have the physical strength and coordination of many of the other martial artists training at the school, few can compete with him in terms of enthusiasm. “I’m no different,” says Ilyaz. “People might say, ‘Oh, you poor little thing,’ but I’m no different. “I’m Master Jeong’s student,” he adds, with no small amount of pride. Despite his physical impediments, Ilyaz completed his green belt last month, after more than a year and half of training. The belt is the third of 10 colour belts, each a step toward earning a black belt. “Honestly, I didn’t think he’d get to green,” Riaz says. “But he’s very committed, and works very hard. We’re so proud of him.”

When Ilyaz first came to Jeong’s, we could barely do a single push-up. “The movements were hard at first, but once you do it a million billion times, it’s automatic,” says Ilyaz. “I try to make the impossible possible.” So much of the sport is visual, Riaz says, so it takes a very patient instructor to work with a blind athlete, not to mention an autistic one. But for Jeong, training Ilyaz has been a joy. “He’s always ready, he’s always positive,” says Jeong, a seventh dan taekwondo master from South Korea. “I love to challenge him, because, all the time, he wants more, more, more.” Jeong’s other students love having Ilyaz around, as well. “Everyone knows Ilyaz, and we love having him here,” says Mya Pritchard, a second dan black belt who trains at the studio. “He’s an asset to us because of his enthusiasm.” The progress his son has made since taking up taekwondo has surprised Riaz, and has improved almost every aspect of his life. As a result of the training, his sense of direction and awareness has greatly improved. See Taekwondo, p42


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Ilyaz Mapara, who is blind and autistic, demonstrates his muscle building exercises at Jeong’s Taekwondo Academy where he has received his green belt in taekwondo. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

Taekwondo studio a second home for Mapara Taekwondo from p41 “When he first came here, he couldn’t even do one push-up,” says Riaz. Most importantly, though, is that Ilyaz feels welcomed at the martial arts studio, and that camaraderie and support has helped Ilyaz become more confident, more disciplined and more focussed. “The social structure at high school can be difficult-he doesn’t have a lot friends,” Riaz says. “But here he is totally comfortable.” Ilyaz says he considers the studio to be his second home, and Master Jeong to be a second father. “I do get frustrated a lot, but

here I learn to be strong,” he says. Ilyaz’s dream is to one day become a black belt. While that might not seem likely given his condition, Ilyaz takes great pleasure exceeding people’s expectations of him. When he’s not in the martial arts studio, Ilyaz enjoys pursuing his other hobby –flying. Ilyaz flies a small single-engine Cessna 172, with the help of a sighted co-pilot, and can hold steady low-level flight, and execute banked turns. Ilyaz has studied much of the theory of flight, but not surprisingly, flight manual in braille have been hard to come by.

“One thing his autism allows him to do is to listen very intently and retain that information,” says Riaz. The Mapara family are Ismaili muslims, and Ilyaz has proven himself to be exceptionally talented at reciting prayers and passages from the Qur’an in Arabic from memory. “It’s remarkable,” says Riaz. “He’s even memorized the exact vocal inflections.” He doubts Ilyaz would be able to perform such feats were he not autistic, and relied so heavily on his hearing as a result of his blindness. “It is a gift and curse,” says Riaz.

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Pacific International Junior Hockey League Regular season standings

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

GP W L 23 15 6 22 14 7 23 6 12 20 3 14 22 4 18

T OTL Pts 1 1 32 0 1 29 1 4 17 0 3 9 0 0 8

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

GP 22 24 22 21 23

T OTL Pts GF GA 0 0 40 124 28 1 1 36 122 65 0 4 26 80 74 2 1 21 70 104 3 2 21 80 85

W 20 17 11 9 8

L 2 5 7 9 10

GF 90 82 80 53 63

GA 68 65 126 99 130

Ridge Meadows Flames leading scorers GP 11 21 12 21 21 21 21 20 21 18 21 21 16 19 21 19 16 11 11 4 2

G 8 7 10 9 7 2 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0

A 11 11 6 7 7 9 6 3 5 6 6 4 4 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 1

Pts 19 18 16 16 14 11 10 7 7 7 6 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1

P/G PIM 1.7 10 0.9 16 1.3 8 0.8 25 0.7 33 0.5 67 0.5 6 0.4 20 0.3 54 0.4 33 0.3 6 0.2 4 0.3 39 0.2 8 0.1 2 0.1 6 0.1 48 0.2 12 0.1 2 0.3 2 0.5 2

PIJHL scoring leaders Players Spencer Traher Thomas Hardy Justin Rai Rudi Thorsteinson Jeremy Hamaguchi Cody Smith John Proctor Carter Popoff Trevor Kang Kyzen Loo Jacob Wensley Brady Bjornson Kevan Kilistoff Julian Klaric

Player Jonah Imoo Kootenay Alder Glenn Ferguson Riley Parker Ross Baadsvik

Team GP Ice Hawks 24 Kodiaks 23 Sockeyes 21 Sockeyes 21 Sockeyes 22 Ice Hawks 23 Ice Hawks 21 Sockeyes 19 Black Panthers 23 Sockeyes 14 Devils 20 Wolf Pack 19 Sockeyes 22 Black Panthers 22 PIJHL goalie leaders

Team Sockeyes Sockeyes Ice Hawks Pilots Kodiaks

GP 14 8 13 8 14

W 13 7 9 5 9

G 19 19 14 14 14 13 13 10 12 9 14 6 9 13

A 27 25 23 20 19 19 18 20 17 20 13 21 17 12

Pts PIM 46 12 44 20 37 8 34 4 33 8 32 22 31 27 30 18 29 12 29 16 27 28 27 67 26 8 25 116

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U-14 Tier 1 Team Adanacs New West Port Coquitlam Langley Burnaby South Fraser Ridge Meadows Delta

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U-14 Tier 2 Team New West 2 Mission North Shore Burnaby 2 Vancouver Valley Port Coquitlam 2 Adanacs 4 Richmond Adanacs 2 Ridge Meadows 2 Adanacs 3 Langley 2 South Fraser 2 Delta 2

GP 10 9 10 10 8 9 8 9 9 8 8 9 9 7 9

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

L 0 1 3 2 1 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 7 6 9

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

Pts GF GA 19 134 29 16 122 43 14 93 67 14 63 51 13 64 33 9 65 48 8 45 51 8 55 66 7 42 60 6 43 48 6 42 63 6 27 61 4 36 60 2 19 85 0 23 108

U-12 Tier 1 Team Adanacs New West Ridge Meadows South Fraser Richmond Port Coquitlam Langley

GP 8 8 8 7 7 9 9

W 7 6 4 4 4 5 3

L 0 1 4 3 3 4 6

T 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 15 13 8 5 5 5 2

GF 89 86 53 61 37 60 42

U-12 Tier 2 Team Adanacs 2 New West 2 Delta Valley Adanacs 3 Ridge Meadows 2 Burnaby Mission Vancouver Langley 2

GP 9 10 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 8

W 7 6 5 5 5 3 2 1 1 0

L 2 4 2 2 3 5 6 7 8 8

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 14 10 10 10 10 6 4 2 2 0

GF GA 95 31 97 78 73 41 72 51 69 46 46 64 55 76 31 90 35 92 31 115

U-12 Girls Team Ridge Meadows New Westminster Adanacs Burnaby

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W 5 5 2 0

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Pts 10 10 4 0

GF 32 22 15 12

+/105 79 26 12 31 17 -6 -11 -18 -5 -21 -34 -24 -66 -85

GA +/16 73 22 64 39 14 65 -4 48 -11 86 -26 72 -30 +/64 19 32 21 23 -18 -21 -59 -57 -84

GA +/19 13 22 0 19 -4 21 -9

U-21 Gold Team CMFSC Synergy Pitt Meadows Shock Surdel Hotshots Dasmesh United BGSCCFC Blast Cliff Ave United

GP 12 12 12 10 11 11

W 7 6 4 4 3 2

L 2 3 5 5 6 5

T 3 3 3 1 2 4

GF 30 25 17 20 8 14

GA +\- Pts 19 11 24 19 6 21 16 1 15 22 -2 13 19 -11 11 19 -5 10

Division 1 East Team CCB Ajax Surrey United Selects Div 1 Poco FC Gunners Golden Ears Lightning Semiahmoo Spirit Clearbrook FC Trinity Western Titans Magnuson Ford Mariners FC

GP 11 9 9 10 11 10 10 10

W 6 7 5 5 4 3 2 2

L 2 2 2 3 7 6 5 7

T 3 0 2 2 0 1 3 1

GF 34 28 17 19 16 12 14 13

GA 21 15 10 13 24 23 25 22

+\13 13 7 6 -8 -11 -11 -9

Pts 21 21 17 17 12 10 9 7

Division 3 North East Team Poco FC Kaos Mission United Central City Breakers Selects LFC Ninjas Port Moody Salsa Pitt Meadow Blazers Aldergrove Reign Poco FC LP’s

GP 12 11 10 11 11 10 10 11

W 10 8 6 4 3 3 2 1

L 1 2 3 5 6 6 6 8

T 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2

GF 44 38 17 21 19 14 14 15

GA 11 19 16 20 35 26 23 32

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Pts 31 25 19 14 11 10 8 5

Division 4 Gold North Team GP Pitt Meadows Prestige 12 NSGSC Sters 11 Golden Ears Thunderbolts 11 Coquitlam Mudslide 10 Pitt Meadows Breakers 12 Coyote Uglies 10 Golden Ears Jags 12 NSGSC Ravens 10

W 10 6 5 5 4 3 1 2

L 1 4 3 3 5 4 8 8

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GA 7 13 12 17 20 16 27 30

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Fraser Valley Men’s Soccer League Premier Team Poco FC Port Moody Gunners A Langley United North Delta SC A Abbotsford Mariners Peace Arch Utd A Surrey FC Athletic Club North Fraser Selects United Chilliwack FC Rapids TWU Titans A

GP 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 12

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T 1 3 3 2 4 4 3 2 2 2

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GF 61 25 24 17 9 22 14 15 12 12

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Diane Burdall in the early morning of November 23rd in the comfort of Ridge Meadows Hospital I.C.U. Marion is survived by her second husband, Colin, two sons David Anderson and Paul Anderson and four loving grandchildren, John, Nathan, Sarah, and Luke. She had many happy and productive years in Brownies and Girl Guides organizations and Special Olympics, especially with her son Paul. We have been living in Maple Ridge for five happy years but the last year has been very trying as she began suffering from osteo- arthritis and major organ failure and heart and lung problems. She is now in a far better place and suffering no more. In lieu of flowers a donation to the heart and stroke foundation would be appreciated. Memorial services will be held at Riverside Church 1477 Lougheed Hwy. Port. Coquitlam at 11am Dec 10th, and at Joy fellowship on Dec 11th after regular Sunday service at 41st and Oak Street in Vancouver.

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CARDNO bcclassified.com Christopher William It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden loss of Christopher William Cardno on November 29, 2011 at the young age of 27. Christopher will be forever missed by his mom and dad, Heather and Dan, and an abundance of friends not only in Canada, but in Australia and in USA. Christopher loved music and played so many instruments. His music will continue to bring joy to all those who knew and loved him. He is at peace now with his grandma and grandpa in heaven. A celebration of Christopher’s life will be held in January. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Variety Club of BC or St. Paul’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

GRANT George Edward Oct 31, 1935 ~ Dec 5, 2011 Born in Peace River, he lived an interesting and varied life. Starting with serving in the Air Force and being stationed in England and Germany working on aircraft. Then on to being a sales rep for an automotive parts shop, cooking in logging camps, owning his own restaurant, meat cutter, fisherman, and then his greatest love of farming. He leaves to mourn him his wife of 48 years, Jean and their 2 sons Bradley and Troy. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

ERICKSON Eva Alice Dec. 24, 1908 ~ Dec. 4, 2011 Passed away peacefully at Baillie House in Maple Ridge. Predeceased by her husband Elof and her twin sister Freda. Lovingly remembered by nephew Terry (Val), nieces Brenda and Evelyn and numerous grand nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Dr. E. Zubek and the dedicated and caring staff at Baillie House - Albion Flatts for their excellent care, respect and compassion. No service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Eva’s name to your favorite charity.

CARDS OF THANKS

HAPPY THOUGHTS

Happy 50th Otis!

(nee Campbell) 1935-2011

It is with great sadness, and a deep sense of shock, that we announce the passing of our dear Mother, Sister, Friend, and Teacher. Survived by her daughter Donna (Wayne), and her brother Bob. Doreen was an avid hockey fan. She enjoyed playing bridge, and most of all her daily walks. Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the B.C. Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

CHILDREN

TO SAINT JUDE for services rendered.

BLOY Ida Annie

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.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

STOLARSKI Felix (Phil) Formerly of Maple Ridge, passed away December 4, 2011 in Quesnel, B.C. at the age of 82. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 55 years, Thelma; daughter Lynda (Steve) Cameron; sons Edward (Lorrie), Raymond (Sherry); 4 grandchildren; brother John (Mildred), sister Helen (Jim) Rankin; nieces and nephew. Pre-deceased by his brother Louis in 2005.

SOROKE, Lenea (Wawryk) Born April 24, 1923, Wakaw Sask. Passed December 6, 2011, Maple Ridge Hospital. Our mom passed away peacefully surrounded by family. She had a wonderful life living in Sask, Quesnel, Royston and Maple Ridge and touched the lives of many. Preceded by Bill, husband of 57 years. Lovingly remembered by her family Alice (Dave), Darlene (Al), Bonnie (Mary), Don(Judy) 8 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren. Lenea came from a family of 11 children. She will be remembered by her surviving siblings; twin sister Nellie Adamus, Peter, Ernie, Frankie Wawryk and many nieces and nephews. Lenea will always be remembered for her famous perogies and borscht and ever so generous hospitality. Mom you united our family with so much love through your cooking and this will be passed on to generations. A Celebration of Life will be held in Quesnel, BC at a later date.

Love always, Mom & Squid Ps: You’re not 29 anymore! EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION CHILDREN 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

ANIA KIDS PLACE

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

Call: 604. 476. 0915

FAMILY DAYCARE, F/T & P/T. 0 - 5 Years. 10 Yrs exp, 1st Aid, good ref’s. Lots of learning activ’s. Drop-in spaces avail 604-306-1024

HANEY FAMILY DAYCARE

Central Maple Ridge

~ Licenced ~ Has full & part time spaces for children ages 0 ~ 12 Mon to Fri 6am ~ 6pm.

778.896.1557

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

haneyfamilydaycare@gmail.com

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

WHIELDON Reg Feb 21, 1939 ~ Dec 2, 2011 Reg is survived by his wife Ardenne, sons Michael and Darren, daughters Shannon and Coral, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Reg is also survived by two brothers. Celebration of Life to be held December 15 at 3:00pm at Highland Meadows Trailer Park.

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 Close to major route

604.465.9822

Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators 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: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161 COMPANY DRIVER & O/O req’d for Gillson Trucking. Full Time. 42¢/mile. Run U.S. 604-853-2227

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 www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE


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HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 134

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

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CHRISTMAS CORNER

CARLSON’S U-Cut Tree Farm Douglas & Fraser Firs, Scotch Pines. Week Days 12-5pm Weekends 9-5pm Comp. hot chocolate View our Barnyard Animals. 11790-246 St., Maple Ridge (off Dewdney) 604-467-7992 Cash or Cheque

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Christmas Light Installation Call Matt 604.726.7542

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

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

CHRISTMAS TREES

FOR SALE 4-14 ft high.

SPECIAL FOR THE SEASON $20/each. Your choice - you cut or we cut. 5968-248 St. Langley. Open till Christmas. 778-552-3227

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EDUCATION

Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

CRAFT FAIRS

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HELP WANTED

130

CONTAINER

LOGGING TRUCKS - OWNER/OPERATORS WANTED (SHORT & LONG LOGS) Chetwynd BC Very busy logging season ahead Good Rates - Accommodations provided - Health/Dental available Ph: 250-788-6093 Fax: 250788-2848 Attn: DWAN email: lmyoung@pris.ca

HUSBANDRY Specimen Trees Wholesale Nurseries Ltd., 18598 Advent Rd Pitt Meadows, BC is looking for Primary Nursery Workers to weed and prune container plants. Work is outdoors in all kinds of weather; 6 days a week; 8 hours a day. Starting March 1, 2012. Training provided. $9.56 per hour.

Please fax resume to: 604-465-8100 Ph: 604-465-7122 or email: Attn: Personnel Manager

604 575 5555

HELP WANTED

Calling All Sports Minded Individuals!!!

$11 - $20/hr!

LEMARE GROUP is seeking a certified heavy duty mechanic and an experienced off-highway logging truck driver for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time union wages. Send resume by fax to 250-956-4888 or by email to office@lemare.ca.

Like music and a team environment? No experience necessary, no telemarketing, 10 openings available! Benefits after 6 mos.

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$17.00/hr to work in Langley lubricants plant doing mfg., warehouse work & shipping/receiving. Must be capable of physical labour, computer usage, & be meticulous & reliable. Experience in manufacturing and warehousing preferred. A minimum of 5 years work experience with references req’d. We offer a longterm career with a financially successful co. + benefits + RRSP plan. Send resume to:

HELP WANTED

We Need Adult Carriers Adult with reliable vehicle needed to deliver newspapers door to door in various areas in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows. You would be responsible for anywhere from rural to high traffic areas. Delivery is every Wednesday and Friday and the number and area of the routes is ever changing. If you are interested and can meet the requirements listed above, please contact .

Kathy @604-466-6397

dwoo@fuchs.com or Fax to 604-888-1145. Starts Immediately.

SHOP from HOME! Check out bcclassified.com

Call Erica at 604 777 2195 .

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HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

MANUFACTURING & WAREHOUSING

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COMMUNITY INTEGRATION SERVICES SOCIETY Part - Time LSW & Casual LSWs Community Integration Services Society (CISS) has an exciting Life Skill Worker position available at their M – F day program which provides employment, recreation, leisure, and volunteer support to adults with developmental disabilities of varying ages. CISS is seeking a skilled individual who has been trained in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and NVCI (Non Violent Crisis Intervention) to fill a permanent PT Life Skills Worker position. This position is 17 hrs/wk (M, T, & W) and you will have the opportunity of working extra shifts on the other 2 days. If you have this specialized training and meet all other requirements listed below, we encourage you to apply. As well, CISS is also seeking applicants to join our Casual pool of Life Skills Workers. If you can commit to working Mondays and Fridays as well as a minimum of one other day during the week, are willing to work at all day programs (Tri Cities and North Vancouver) and meet these qualifications: grade 12, current CPR/FA certificate, a reliable vehicle with business insurance and 2 million liability and have experience working/volunteering with adults with developmental disabilities please send us your resume. Related education is an asset along with computer skills and a good command of the English language. Successful candidates for all positions must undergo a criminal records check. Qualified applicants please send your resume to Pam Galt at employment@gociss.org or fax to 604-931-1690. Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Well Established Church based Daycare requires a fun loving, kid friendly individual for Temporary, Full Time position in Group Daycare. Job requires Early Childhood Education and flexibility in hours. Position may turn into permanent position in the future. Hourly wage of 15.00/hr. Email resume to: harmonydaycare@ mapleridgecrc.com or mail to: Harmony Daycare 20245 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 3C9

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THE DRIVE OF EXCELLENCE

BULK PETROLEUM Denwill, a carrier of bulk liquid petroleum products based in Burnaby requires Class 1 Drivers. We offer: • Competitive Hourly pay • Great benefits package • Excellent equipment • 4 on and 4 off work schedule • Steady year round local work • On the job training leading to certification in the transportation and handling of petroleum products

We require Drivers with: an excellent safety record 3 years exp. Class 1 with Air Email your resume and current drivers abstract to: HR@denwill.net

40000003 - 116 Ave to Dewdney Trunk Rd, 246 St to 248 St 40000004 - 256 St to 264 , 116 Ave, Trethewey Cres 40000011 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to 116 Ave, 265 St 40000012 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to 116 Ave, 240 St to 246 40000045 - McCLure Ave, 106 Ave, Zeron Ave, 239 St, 240 St, 238A St 40000047 - Dewdney Trunk Rd, to 117 Ave, 256 St to 260 St 40000065 - 241 St to 245 St, McClure Dr, Baker Pl 40000074 - 241 St and 106B Ave, 24185 106B Ave Townhouses 40100103 - Haney Bypass and 225 St, Richmond Hill Townhouses 40100107 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy, 222 St to 223 St 40100109 - Lougheed Hwy, Harrison St, Olund Cres, Gillis Pl, 113 Ave 40100111 - Lougheed Hwy to 119 Ave, 220 St to 222 St 40100112 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to 119 Ave, 220 St to 222 St 40100113 - Lougheed Hwy to River Rd, Carshill St to 221 St 40100114 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy, Wicklow Way, Dover Rd 40100119 - River Rd, River Bend, Lighthouse Crt, Driftwood Ave 40100127 - Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy, Seaton Pl, Acadia St 40210203 - 124 Ave, Lee Ave, 123 Ave, Edge St, 227 St 40210211 - 128 Ave, 127 Ave, 127 Pl, 125 B Ave, 228 St 40210212 - 228 St, 228 A St, Barnsdale St, 229 St, 230 St, 128 Ave 40210214 - 125 Ave, Morse Cres, 127 Ave, 224 St 40210215 - Abernathy Way, 227 St, Kendrick Loop, Izon Crt 40210219 - Dewdney Trunk Rd, Cherrywood Dr, 121 A Ave, 122 A Ave, Cherrywood Dr to 232 St 40210223 - Eagle Ave, 122 Ave, 121A Ave, Peach Tree Crt, 231 St, Blossom St 40210226 - 125A Ave, 124B Ave, Abernathy Way, 230 St 40220261 - 126 Ave to 124 Ave, Grace St, Blackstock St 40220262 - Spring Ave, Exeter Ave, 126 Ave, Thornton Ave, 216 St. 40220263 - 121 Ave, Mountain view Cres, Acadia St 40220266 - 124 Ave, Moody St, Davison St, 222 St

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

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

F/T CHEF (Maple Ridge) Daenamoo Korean Rest. 3- 5 yrs exp. Prepare & cook meals $17.00/hr Tel. 604-459-3339

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LABOURERS LABOURERS

BW Creative Wood in Maple Ridge is looking for energetic, hardworking people for F/T positions. Flex hours. No exp. req’d. Benefits avail. Exc. growth opp’t. Submit resume to: 23282 River Rd, Maple Ridge, between 9am - 3pm

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Machinist

Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience using manual machines. Experience assembling bearings and doing drive alignments will be an asset.

To apply submit resume by Email to jwurz@iem.ca or fax to 604-513-9905

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

WELCOME to Geotech Drilling Services Ltd. We’re a team focused on continually implementing the most technologically advanced drilling techniques to increase the efficiency and the accuracy of field data collection. We employ professional, energetic, solution minded individuals that endeavour to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. We also feature state of the art equipment to facilitate exemplary quality control. Geotech is seeking an hourly Professional Driver with a flexible schedule (i.e., Available on short notice and 24 hrs. / 7 days per week), self–organized, and possesses physical/ mechanical abilities to safely operate a commercial vehicle throughout western and northern Canada, and periodically to the US. Responsibilities: - a Class 1 licence. - 3 - 5 years of on/off highway, low-bed, and allweather experience. - a clean driving abstract. - Mechanical abilities. Passport and eligible to travel to the US. Deadline for consideration is January 6, 2012. Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume and current driver’s abstract to Geotech Drilling’s careers@geotechdrilling.com For more information on our rapidly growing organization, please visit www.geotechdrilling.com. No phone calls please. We thank all that apply; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

604-468-8889 candymassage.blogspot.com/

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station JASMINE’S RELAXATION TOUCH Pain and stress relief. Tranquil setting/Comfort studio. M/Ridge 778-888-3866 (9am-9pm) ph or text

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SALES

INSIDE SALES PERSON

An est. pet industry leader is looking for a highly motivated salesperson with knowledge of Salt Water Aquarium equipment. Sales Experience is a must. Base salary plus commission Opportunity to grow.

E-mail: shane@ prolineaquatics.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

DAHLSON INDUSTRIES Oilfield & General Steel Manufacturing is currently looking for: JOURNEYMEN WELDERS B-PRESSURE WELDERS Submit resume to Dahlson Industries by Fax: -866-580-1251 Email: resumes@dahlson.ca www.dahlson.ca Can assist with temporary or permanent accommodation Dahlson will be in Burnaby on December 12, 13, 19 & 20 conducting interviews. Please contact the above to arrange for an interview time.

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COUNSELLING

DO you have a problem with alcohol or drugs? Call Alouette Addiction Services at (604)467-5179 Check our website www.alouetteaddictions.org


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

604-777-5046

LEGAL SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES

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Brisk Home Cleaners

260

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

CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

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

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. RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Licensed & Bonded. Call Don 604462-0480 or 604-861-7418 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

NO JOB TOO SMALL

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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

ELECTRICAL

(#102055) Bonded

Terri 604.837.1709

CLEANING SERVICE, reliable and trustworthy, worked in the area for many years. Maple Ridge to Port Moody 604-466-1149, 782-0305 CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539

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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

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

GARDENING

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

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

(604)465-1311

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SNOW CLEARING

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Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Gutter Cleaning

Year End Wrap Up Sale Call now and save!

Before it’s too cold

It’s never too early

604.786.8769 GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian @ 604-724-6373 GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

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

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Xmas Light installs

SNOWCLEARING

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

778-245-9069

meadowslandscapesupply.com

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HOME REPAIRS

Repairs, Maintenance, Renovation Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. Cell: 604-618-6401. Marcel. RETIRED carpenter wants to keep busy. Looking for small carpentry jobs. Will repair or build new. Will also do small plumbing jobs. Call Ken 604-460-7803.

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Serving the Lower Mainland Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! Visa & M/C accepted Call 7 days/week

778-245-9069 andrew.northstar.interiors@gmail.com

A.C. TREE SERVICE 30 years experience

Bob Fitz-James 604-467-0333

LANDSCAPING

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

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

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

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

Winter clean ups

Call (604)763-8795

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

BELRON RENOVATIONS INC.

HOME RENOVATIONS

DUTCH TOUCH Green Services Ltd

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens Local Maple Ridge company

Small Jobs OK

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

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EDUCATION

GIFT SUCCEED.

OF EDUCATION

Register for any Sprott-Shaw Community College program between Dec. 1, 2011 - Feb. 29, 2012 and receive up to $1000* towards tuition. Learn more at sprottshaw.com/gift *Some conditions apply

TRAIN TO BE A HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT IN MAPLE RIDGE TODAY! Healthcare Assistants are prepared to work in both healthcare facilities and community agencies. HCA’s provide & maintain the health, safety, independence, comfort & well-being of individuals & families. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field.

Call (604) 462-8528, 218-9618 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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

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

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

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

• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

ABACUS ROOFING

Dean 604-834-3076

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

HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Email: hoot&owl@telus.net Gary 604-339-5430

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

Call Chris 604-462-9009

• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

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SAWDUST

Over 20 year experience

Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

Greg 604-818-0165

Available for Delivery Call for pricing

Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

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MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

Meadows Landscape Supply

604.587.5865

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

PETS

Blood Hound pups, CKC Reg health ✔, 1st vac., micro chipped, 1 male, 6 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go 604-574-5788 BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. Males $400, fem. $450. Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360 BOUVIER DES FLANDERS PUPPIES,5 MALES, CAN VIEW PARENTS, $260. 604 942 1916 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

T & K Haulaway

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

604-537-4140

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RUBBISH removal. Bobcat/dump trailer. Reno/repairs. hoot&owl@ telus.net Gary 604-339-5430.

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

PETS

778-233-4949

604-465-1311

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

604.466.3600 www.sprottshaw.com

Tree removal done RIGHT!

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

SproUStt-S ha w JOIN ON:

604-942-6907

PLUMBING

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

50% Off Labour Winter Special

MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

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

English Craftsman Bonded & Insured. Since 1978 Spraypainting

EAGLE TILE

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

Tree Service

Seniors Discount 30%

101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656

PAUL BUNYAN

Interior $695 (upto 1000 sq.ft.)

(778)233-1114 Ray

STUDY.WORK. S U . O

CALL MAPLE RIDGE:

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Fully INSURED

THE

COMMUNITY COLLEGE S i n c e 1 9 0 3

MOVING & STORAGE

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

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

Call Tim 604-612-5388

DRYWALL

EDUCATION

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Prompt Delivery Available

Cleaning & Repairing

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 FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

EDUCATION

287

Seven Days a Week

28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

.Jim’s Moving Winter Service

115

GARDENING

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

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

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

281

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Professional Installation

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

257

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HUGH’S DRYWALL The clean professional way. Small renovations. 604-463-5413

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

242 188

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

6 month old pup (1 male), looking for a loving home. Vet checked: eyes, ears & heart Registered CKC & micro chipped Parents, champion CKC registered. Socialized with children and other animals Call : 604 - 460 - 8086 CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. Vet checked. 1st shots. Parents both registered. $550. 604-309-2390.


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PETS 477

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

REAL ESTATE 609

CHINESE SHARPEI PUPS MINI’S/TOYS-MALES -$1200.00 www.wrinklesrus.com 604-315-8774 COCKER SPANIEL / CAVALIER X, adorable males born Oct 6, vet chk, 1st shots, $599, 604-532-6380 ENGLISH BULLDOG, CKC reg. 6 wks old, shots, microchip, vet ✔ Healthy, happy, gorgeous. Health gurant’d. $2800. Call 778-895-8453 German Sheperd 21/2 yr old f, good temp., exc. family watch dog $500, 4 yr old f. beagle, exc. family pet $100 no Sunday calls 604-7963026 JACK RUSSELL pups 3 Female 1 male. Short legs, smooth coat. Dew claws done. $500. 778-883-6049 MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups/adults. Non-shedding. Chocolate, white & beige. 604-820-9469 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Registered, micro chipped, 1st shots. Ready now. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca RED NOSE PIT BULL - 9 months old. $1000: (Best offer) 604-5341094, 729-3990 SHIHTZU- Bichon Puppies, vet chkd, dewormed, 1st shots. ready to go. $500 ea. 2 F (604)581-8354

APARTMENT/CONDOS

OPEN SUN 1-3 PM $455,000 ESPRIT North #1408 - 7325 Arcola Condo w/ mountain view. 2 BR - 2Bath -2 Pkg stalls, storage. sauna and exercise rm. Income $1650 Brookside Rlty Dave 604-240-3523

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

Call Donald 604.467.0176

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

Maple Ridge $469,900 Large home on corner lot. New roof, recent HW tank, paint, furnace & vinyl windows, deck, 2 F/P, Chain-link fence, tandem carport +R parking. Close to schools, 2 bdrm bsmt ste. Brookside Realty ~ Dave 604.240.3523

627

HOMES WANTED

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

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

TOY FOX TERRIER PUPPIES Avail. Dec.12/11. Aver. adult 5-10 lbs. Happy. lively, inquisitive, friendly, attach to family, easily trained, litter box train. Enjoy agility, Exc. for children 5+ yrs.,elderly & apt. Family raised w/children. CKC reg., vet ✓, 1st shots, dewormed, tattoo, 6 wks health ins. & puppy kit. INQUIRE KAREN: 250-656-9696. restore2balance@telus.net WANTED, a caring older couple to adopt an affectionate Golden Retriever, 4 year old spayed F. Loves to go for daily walks, adores car rides, obedient, very protective. Call 604-541-0344

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

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660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

636

MORTGAGES

www.dannyevans.ca

Dec. 6-23, great prices on selected products up to 70% off.

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Tues - Thurs. 11am-7pm Sat & Sun. 10am-5pm. 220-20170 Stewart Cr.

RENTALS

Maple Ridge. For more info contact

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

778-235-3401 or 778-881-4164

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

Central Auction # 313 - 20560 Langley Bypass. (Hwy 10 ) Consignments welcome. 604-534-8322

523

UNDER $100

COMPUTER DESK ~ 5ft X 2.5 ft plus top shelf, dark wood $75. obo (604)462-9164

545

FUEL

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095 Fireside Enterprises Ltd Seasoned Alder, Birch and Maple firewood. Call 604-941-8963

548

FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987” $$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households

463-4449 or 209-6583

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 1 bdrm $500-$550 includes hot water Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm)

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

BBY nr Lough. Mall, full house., 6bdrm, + den, dbl garage Now. ns/np/refs, $2600 mo. P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 Coquitlam Schoolhouse / Austin 2bdrm bsmt, avail now, small pet NS/Ref’s. $950/mo +shared utils. $1100 / 2bdrm - Apartment / or Room Rental (Maple Ridge) 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent Maple Ridge, B.C. - Cable - Wireless Internet - Hydro - Laundry facilites included- Apartment is located overlooking the Fraser River beside West Coast Express Station above the Billy Miner Pub and Alehouse. Available now or December 31st -2011 References required. May be rented by the room as well $575.00 per room. Damage Deposit Required Pet Deposit Required call 604-866-6454 MAPLE RIDGE 2/bdrm condo in Golden Tower. 5/appli, u/g pkng. $1100/mo. Avail now. 604467-4450, 604-833-4450. 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.

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

604.477.9189 PITT MEADOWS

The Meadows

Senior Move-In Allowance.

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

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

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

Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $750/mo

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites *

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

Clean, very quiet, large,

604.465.7221

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

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

PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm suite $775 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

604-464-3550

1 BEDROOM SUITES

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

Call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp.

AUCTION Monday Dec. 12th, 7pm Furniture, Collectibles, 50 lots of gold & silver jewelry. English China

3 BDRM. & 2 BDRMS.

706

Great location for seniors!

2 Bedroom Apt $830/mo HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

CHRISTMAS TACK SALE

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now

GREAT LOCATION

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

TACK/SUPPLIES

GARIBALDI Court

RENTALS

MAPLE RIDGE

AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.

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.

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE. Centrally located, 3 bdrm. rancher. Walk to mall, grocery store & transit. Fresh paint. Ns/ np. $1200 + util. Avail. aft Dec 20 604-467-2767 or 604-329-2084. MAPLE RIDGE like new 3 Bdrm 1400 sqft.,garage, fenced yard 22542 Kendrick Loop Avail Jan 1st $1400/mo N/S, N/P Call Jim @ 604-290-2984 MAPLE RIDGE older 3 bdrm home on acreage. $1000/mo. Avail Jan. 1st. Call Jay 604-949-1254 PITT MEADOWS, 203/Lougheed area. LEASE TO OWN or rent. 4 bdrm incl 1 bdrm nanny suite, lrg. priv.yrd, easy access to shops/transit. avail now.$1795.604- 837-4811.

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

MAPLE RIDGE

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

RENTALS 750

TRANSPORTATION 818

SUITES, LOWER

MAPLE RIDGE 2 Bdrm above ground basement suite in Albion area. $900/mo plus 1/3 util’s. Call (778)883-4002 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 bright beaut 1 bdrm full ba, shrd lndry, great area, N/P, $750 incl utils & net. 778-628-4665. 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 East. Brand new 2 bdrm, over 1,000sf, sep entry, $900/mo incl utils/cable. Avail now. NP/NS. (604)723-5476 MAPLE RIDGE, LARGE 1 bdrm suite, nr schls, WCE, & shop centre. $795 incl util. Own W/D. Brand new carpet/lam. NP. Avail. now. Phone (778)242-1313. Maple Ridge. Spac. bachelor suite. W/D, hotplate. Nr bus. $550 incl heat. Now N/S N/P. 604-467-5820

MAPLE RIDGE WEST

Large newer ground level 2 Bdrm, New appl’s, inuiste W/D, Large modern layout, Patio, alarm, N/S, N/P Jan 1st $1000 incl’s heat, elec, H/W/cable, net

604.465.3122

SUITES, UPPER

Maple Ridge~3 Bdrm Upper

22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715 &

MAPLE COURT II 22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894

MAPLE RIDGE Downtown. Large 1 bdrm condo available Jan. 1st. Amazing view, insuite laundry, dishwasher, underground parking, excellent building security. $750/mo Call: 604-467-9600 leave msg

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

(604)466-5799

Elec. awning, elec. stab jacks, “family-sized” dinette, power tongue jack, LCD TV. $26,483 (Stk.30530) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

845

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1984 CADILLAC Eldorado, 13,600 kms. Runs great. Great collectors car. All original parts $3000.obo 604-462-7948

AUTO FINANCING

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

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

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

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1987 CHEVROLET Celebrity Clean, 166,00 kms, $1000. obo Call 604-619-8596

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4795 obo 604-826-0519

TOWING

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

TRUCKS & VANS

1991 FORD F150, XLT Lariat 4x4, V8 auto, reg cab, 8’ box w/liner & canopy, new brakes, Aircared, more 210K. $2700/obo (604)820-8218 2004 GRAND CARAVAN, 36,000 KMS, v6, loaded, seats 7, $7950 obo. 604-780-8404

BOATS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

$75 OFF 1ST MONTH

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

912

743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

750

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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

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

810

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

MARINE

604-463-3000

BEAUTIFUL 2BD suite/infloor heat/ full bath/private patio & ent/huge yard/pets negotiable. $975+util. 604-889-8224 carlyis@shaw.ca MAPLE RIDGE. 1 bdrm/den, 1400 sf, W/D. New bath./carpet NP/NS. $900+40% utils. 604-505-8181 MAPLE RIDGE, 2 Bdrm, 1 bath, $720/mo incl utils. Avail. now. Quiet N/S, N/P. Gilbert 604-466-6388. Maple Ridge: 2bdrm, $800/mo + 40% utils/cbl, shrd laundry. n/s, n/p. Next to Elem. school. Walking dist to W.C. Exp. Dec 15 604-526-2875

838

TOWNHOUSES

Maple Ridge

Glenwood Manor Apartments

2011 5th Wheel 32’ Gooseneck Cargo Trailer, triple axle, 4000lb ramp, electric brakes, roof vents, 36” side door, like new, $12,500. Call 604-560-4037

604.240.3523

806

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

848

2011 LAREDO 302LT

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

MAPLE COURT I

2001 Ford Diesel Ambulance. Approx. 270km. 10K worth of med. supplies incl’d. Earn up to 1000 per day. Leaving Province, will sacrifice for $23,999, no reasonable offer will be refused! 1-604-703-3934 OBO

Brookside Realty ~ Dave

752

845

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3295 obo. (604)826-0519 2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $6000 firm. Phone 604-538-9257. 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,230 (604)328-1883

Hardwood floors Updated recently, Huge sundeck Corner lot. Near schools Avail immed $1350/mo

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

746

1990 PONTIAC 6000, Air Cared, loaded, new winter tires, white, 4 dr., $995 obo (604)826-0519 1991 OLDS Toronado Trofeo, good cond, needs some work, nice cruiser 105kms $1400. (604)462-8863 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $1995 obo (604)826-0519 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519 2006 FORD FUSION, 4 dr, 39,000 kms, V6, all options, $7,950 obo. Phone 604-780-8404 2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, mint cond, 47K. Must sell! $25,000 obo. Call 604-805-4545.

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

NICE & clean 2 bdrm suite. Independent entry and balcony, separate laundry. Utility incl. N/P, N/S. $850/mo. 604-721-9488 PITT MEADOWS: 1 bdrm ground level, sep. entr. gas f/p. w/d, Suit single. n/s, n/p. wi-fi & cable inc. $700/mo. (604)785-4154 PITT MEADOWS. 2 bdrm No Pets, No Smoking. Immed 604-465-4530 aft 6p.m. or 778-862-4540 PITT MEADOWS 2 bdrm ste in new home n/s n/p $900/mo incls hydro, avail immed. 604-465-5731 or 723-3854. PITT MEADOWS large 1 bdrm ste, $800/mo incl’s cable/net/hydro, N/P, N/S, avail Jan 1st 604-219-9566

751

CARS - DOMESTIC

TRANSPORTATION

Notice is hereby given that on December 17th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at 11985 - 203rd St, Maple Ridge, B.C., the undersigned; Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Mandy Robertson Unit # C020 Daniel Markert.......Unit# C135


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