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Another tax hike for Maple Ridge Total increase of 5.5% proposed to council by Ph i l M e lnych uk staff reporter
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Smile for the camera Arielle Power, 5, and her sister Brynn, 6 months, pose for a picture with photographer Jody Taylor during Help Portrait in Maple Ridge on Saturday. See story, p5.
One day, a more densely populated Maple Ridge will reach a point where tax increases match the cost of living increase and the average taxpayer is spared the body blows of tax hikes that are almost twice that rate. But Maple Ridge isn’t there yet. That’s because the district is still growing. People are moving in, services are expanding, all of which cost tax dollars. And that’s why, next July, taxes on the average home will jump 5.57 per cent. That works out to another $131 for a home valued at $410,000. It’s a rate that includes four per cent for municipal purposes, with hikes in the ﬁre levy, recycling, water and sewer fees, pushing the increase to more than ﬁve per cent. If those extra charges were removed, the tax increase would be only $47. Council saw the numbers during its business planning session Monday as it plots the year ahead and prepares its ﬁnancial plan. See Taxes, p13
Neighbours want Pitt medical grow gone Owners say they are following rules, city’s hands tied by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter
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You can hear the frustration in his voice as he describes the coming and goings of his neighbours. He keeps tabs on the steady stream of cars that frequent the farm and seethes when he thinks about the
waft of marijuana that ﬂoats across the ﬁelds into his home on Richardson Road in Pitt Meadows. “I’ve got a stack of police cards,” he says, lamenting the complaints about the marijuana grow operation that he’s made to police and city ofﬁcials for the past ﬁve years. The man fears he and his neighbours will become targets if identi-
ﬁed and asked to remain anonymous. He said the trouble with the property began after its original owner passed away and it was sold and rented. The current landlord lives in Abbotsford. Not long after the sale, the man said, tenants began growing marijuana inside the house. In March 2009, Ridge Meadows RCMP raided the property after a B.C. Hydro technician found it using an average of 36,000 watts of elec-
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tricity a day. Police seized 1,066 marijuana plants from the house, which was eventually condemned by the Pitt Meadows bylaws department. A search warrant application shows the property owner as Parmjit Kaur Sandhu, who also owned a gym on 224th Street in Maple Ridge that was demolished after an illegal growop was found inside. See Grow, p4
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Proposed gravel pit raises access questions Access road part of proposal to mine 225,000 cubic metres of gravel a year by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter Heather Boyd wonders if the red blob on a surveyor’s map actually depicts the full extent of a new 79-hectare gravel pit north of her Blue Mountain home. She wonders about the exact route an access road will take to the proposed Blue Mountain Quarry at the north end of 256th Street. According to a map that’s part of an application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the road will run northwest from Dewdney Trunk Road and 272nd Street, north of Whonnock Lake, then connect with the gravel pit at the north end of 256th Street. But the road doesn’t pass through Kanaka Creek Regional Park, according to the ministry. And the access road is a proposal only at this point, a ministry spokesman said. However, logging will be needed to clear the quarry site for road construction. For Boyd, though: “I don’t know where the road is going to go. I don’t know – is it going to cross at the place we take our daughter to see all the woodpeckers? I don’t know. Who knows?
Heather Boyd, with her daughter Morgan, 3, is concerned about the location of a proposed gravel pitt and access road near her Blue Mountain home. A map indicates the road would bisect Kanaka Creek park, but the ministry denies that. “It’s not clear to me what’s included in this proposal and what’s not.” Her husband, John-Paul Boyd, adds that the road will cut through habitat for bears, cougars, bobcats and deer and a number of ﬁsh-bearing streams. Heather Boyd also wonders if other residents in her area, around Sayers Crescent and McNutt Road, know what’s been proposed. The Dec. 6 advertisement
that depicted the proposal by Katzie First Nation and Canadian Aggregates as part of the public comment process was difﬁcult to read, she pointed out. The maps didn’t show any street names, so it’s difﬁcult to pinpoint the actual location of the operation. “I have no idea what it really means because I’m not a surveyor. But I know where my property is and there’s something over top of it and
I get a little concerned,” Boyd said. She asked the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for more detailed maps that show the street locations, but is concerned she won’t get those until after the Dec. 31 deadline for comments. Trying to ﬁnd the answers has been a learning experience for Boyd, who’s lived there for ﬁve years. Her daughter goes to pre-
school at Webster’s Corners elementary. Her subdivision has no sidewalks, just road shoulders used by pedestrians and cyclists. She’s already had a rock from a dump truck damage her windshield. “I don’t know how much it’s going to add to the trafﬁc,” she said of the proposed road. “It’s a beautiful area. There are trails all up through here are used by a lot of people.” The project also concerns
the Webster’s Corners Community Association, which discussed the quarry at its recent annual meeting. Vice-president Mary Robson pointed out the District of Maple Ridge has a 300,000-cubic metre annual limit of gravel that can be hauled from the area down 256th Street because of the road conditions. If the gravel pit is approved, the district will have to cut back the hauling from other operations, she said. “We’re going to be very concerned about it and we will take the necessary action to prevent this from happening.” An open house will take place after consultations with the District of Maple Ridge, B.C. Hydro, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Chilliwack Forest District and First Nations. A formal environmental review isn’t necessary because the annual extraction threshold of 250,000 cubic metres of gravel a year hasn’t been exceeded, said the ministry.
Ridge woman banned from owning pets A Maple Ridge woman who left three horses to starve on a Mission farm has been banned from owning animals forever. Elissa Anne Uberall received the ban and a $2,600 ﬁne earlier this month in Abbotsford Provincial Court after a judge found her guilty on one count of causing an animal to continue to be in distress. The horses were seized from the Cameron Avenue property by the Maple Ridge branch of the SPCA in May 2009 after a complaint about their condition from a concerned citizen. “They were emaciated simply due to the fact that they were provided with inadequate care and nutrition. They were
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‘Hopefully federal government will develop stricter guidelines’ Grow from front In 2010, neighbours on Richardson Rd. watched curiously as a barn was built. This time, though, the tenants obtained a license from Health Canada to grow cannabis for medical use. Although police investigated the property last year, they did not obtain a search warrant. That inability to push what is a legal activity off the rural street has neighbours pestering city bylaw ofﬁcials, police and the local member of parliament. Neighbours blame the grow operation for drawing suspicious characters to the area, driving expensive cars, and insist a shooting that took place at the end of their street in October was connected to it. Police did not publicize the shooting. “This is an active investigation and we can’t divulge many details, Dunlop said. Ridge Meadows RCMP did alert neighbours, she added, but felt putting the incident out in the media could harm their investigation. “I’ve tried everything,” says one neighbour. “The same property that was growing illegally, the government hired to grow legally. It doesn’t make sense.” As of Oct. 30 – 12,225 people hold an “authorization to possess” dried marijuana license under the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations in Canada. Of those, 7,277 people hold a “personal use production license,” while 2,163 more hold a “designated-person” license, which allows someone else to grow their marijuana. Health Canada is proposing to phase out the production of marijuana for medical purposes in homes and communities. But those changes won’t come before 2014. Pitt Meadows’ new mayor understands the neighbourhood’s frustration. Deb Walters
The city put rules in place last year, prohibiting medical grows in residential and agricultural zones. has heard similar complaints at conferences from municipalities across the country. “It is something the federal government really has to get a handle on. If they are going to allow it, somebody has to police it,” she said. “It is frustrating on so many levels. It is wonderful that the federal government allows it, but then municipalities are dealing with problems like this. Hopefully they will come with stricter guidelines on it.” The City of Pitt Meadows put rules in place last year prohibiting growing marijuana for medicinal use by others in residential and agricultural zones. Growing medical mari-
juana for personal use is still permitted in the city. A man who lives on the grow op property assures neighbours that he is following the city’s rules. There are multiple tenants who live on the property who all have “personal use” licenses, he said. The man said he even allowed city bylaw ofﬁcials to inspect the barn three weeks ago. “We moved here because it was agricultural land. It is all legal through Health Canada,” he said, admitting he was growing his marijuana in a residential area before but relocated after he realized the dangers having
a greenhouse in his basement. “I don’t understand how we are bothering neighbours. It’s either you smell that or horse manure. We do acknowledge it does smell, but we are on a 10-acre parcel. I feel it’s like a complaint that doesn’t have any truth behind it.” However, concerns stem from several medical marijuana grow ops in Maple Ridge that have been caught exceeding their licenses. In June, RCMP seized a helicopter, two pickup trucks and three 30- to 40-foot empty, enclosed mobile units from a medical grow operation with 1,490 plants – a quantity seven times larger than the 220 permitted. The previous year, police seized 1,744 pot plants from a house on Skillen Street that was licensed to grow only 73 plants. But police are not allowed to arbitrarily check any licenced homes. “Health Canada has the records, and they do not divulge who has a licence, and where the medicinal grow operation is going to take place to police,” Dunlop said. “Health Canada has designated inspectors who are mandated to ensure these medicinal grow operations conform to the licence that was issued.” Marijuana activists believe complaints of abuse of medical grow licenses are exaggerated. “There are a lot of problems with the system as it exists, but I think a lot of those problems are overblown,” said Dana Larsen, with End Prohibition, a group advocating for legal marijuana. “The system as it is was set up to fail and there are many ways it needs to be improved. For the police to blame the medical marijuana program for fuelling organized crime is ridiculous. The reality is, marijuana has been growing in every city, town and hamlet in this province long before there was a medical marijuana program.”
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As local photographer Jody Taylor sits ready with his camera, with photo editor Andrea Walker looking on, Natasha Power tries to make her daughters – Arielle, 5, and Brynn, 6 months – smile by playing peek-a-boo at Help Portrait in Maple Ridge on Saturday. See video @ mapleridgenews.com.
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ore than 200 people turned up Saturday to have their pictures taken for the ﬁrst annual Help Portrait. “For the very ﬁrst year, it was a huge success,” said Matt Brennan, a local photographer and director of Help Portrait for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. Thirty eight families turned out to have their portraits taken at Heritage Hall in Pitt Meadows, while another 48 turned out
at St. Andrew’s United Church in Maple Ridge. Sixteen photographers and editors took part in the event, as well as a team of hair stylists, makeup artists, framers and greeters – all volunteers. “We’ve not only just impacted the lives of these individuals, but we’ve actually given them portraits,” said Brennan. “Some, it might have been their ﬁrst portrait, but,
most of all, it has been a new breath of fresh air for them and just a life-altering moment.” Help Portrait is a worldwide event that allows families and individuals in need to be professionally photographed in a private photo shoot. The free portraits are printed and framed on-site for the subjects to take home with them. Community resources and assistance are also offered where needed. Now that there is structure in place and a team of volunteers, Brennan expects next year’s event to attract more people. “We’ll take what we did this year and build upon it.”
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Dying in vain WorkSafeBC has stripped down Grant’s Law, allowing late-night staff at convenience stores and gas stations to again work alone. The legislation was put in place after Grant de Patie, a gas station attendant in Maple Ridge, was run over and dragged to death while trying to stop a driver from stealing gas. British Columbia was the ﬁrst province in Canada to make drivers pay before pumping gas. Grant’s Law also forced employers to put in place safety measures, such as glass barriers, to protect workers, and required that no one have to work alone on graveyard shifts. But now that latter part has been repealed. Instead of having two people on shift, convenience stores can follow other safety procedures, including time-lock safes that can’t be opened during latenight hours, video surveillance and good lighting, as well as keeping limited amounts of cash and lottery tickets at hand. WorkSafeBC decided it costs too much to expect convenience stores and gas stations to have two people on late at night and to install protective barriers. But a video camera will stop an armed robber? The Western Convenience Store Association, which lobbied for the change, believes money can now be saved and, in turn, spent on other security measures. It argued that having more than one person on staff doesn’t stop criminals from committing robbery. No, but police always looking for witnesses. And saving money in one area doesn’t mean that owners will spend it to improve another. Before the amendments to Grant’s Law, Shell stations installed glass barriers and magnetic door locks. Pricey or not, they put their employees’ safety ﬁrst. That is what WorkSafeBC is meant to ensure. But the decision to amend Grant’s Law does nothing to improve or maintain workers’ safety. It suggests these minimum-wage workers aren’t worth protecting. Who cares if they are scared, or scarred? Apparently you can put a price on somebody’s life. If convenience stores and gas stations can’t make enough proﬁt in the middle of the night to assure the safety of their workers, then they shouldn’t be open for business. – The News
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Justice system’s weak third leg VICTORIA – Attorney General Shirley Bond is coming off another busy week, announcing new sheriff and clerk training for B.C.’s constipated court system. Then Bond joined Premier Christy Clark to introduce B.C. to another kind B.C. Views of sheriff, the former Tom Fletcher Los Angeles district attorney best known for busting up one of the biggest nests of crooked cops in U.S. history. Richard Rosenthal went on to clean house as independent monitor of police forces in Portland and Denver, and now he takes on B.C.’s troubled police patchwork, which has been losing the public’s confidence along with the courts. Bond’s other ministry, Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced its senior officials had selected the next commanding officer for the RCMP in B.C. It is unprecedented for a province to do that, but as B.C. gets ready to sign a new 20-year contract with the federal force, Bond and Clark are trying to demonstrate that they, not Ottawa, are now wearing the pants in this relationship. We’ll see. As the police and court legs of B.C.’s justice system were being strengthened, Auditor General John Doyle released his latest report on the shaky third leg, corrections. In a masterpiece of understatement, Doyle’s office headlined its news release “Opportuni-
ties for improvement in community corrections.” You have likely heard about the overflowing B.C. jail system, where even segregation inmates are now being doubled up, as the long wait continues for a new jail in the Okanagan. But as Doyle’s report sets out, nine out of 10 convicted adult offenders aren’t in custody. They’re on house arrest or probation, many with courtordered conditions to report their whereabouts, stay away from their victims, stay sober and complete various rehabilitation programs. Many are violent. There are currently 24,000 of them, an all-time high and an increase of 28 per cent in the past six years. As with the jail population, a larger proportion have mental illness as well as addiction. And Doyle found that only about a third of them actually complete the programs they are supposed to take to prevent re-offending. Corrections branch officials say their program for male spousal abusers has a success rate of up to 50 per cent. That’s a pretty good result for an awful crime, the second-largest category of offenders after impaired driving. But that success rate only applies to offenders who actually complete the program. Doyle found several cases where convicted abusers breached their orders to stay away from a spouse, and were not returned to court. There are undoubtedly more, but B.C.’s 450 probation officers can’t keep all the files up to date, much less punish every breach of conditions. Training hasn’t kept up either – fewer
than half of current probation officers have completed the ministry’s antispousal abuse course. The NDP deplores all of this and has decades of practice doing so. The part about offenders not completing their rehabilitation reminded me of Dave Barrett in the late 1960s. In his autobiography, Barrett tells how he got into politics because prisoners in B.C. jails weren’t able to complete vocational programs.
But as Doyle’s report sets out, nine out of 10 convicted adult offenders aren’t in custody. Barrett was a social worker at the old Haney Correctional Institution. By 1970, he was Opposition leader, demanding that the W.A.C. Bennett government shut down Haney, by then notorious for trades training that prisoners weren’t locked up long enough to finish. Each inmate was costing B.C. more than $4,000 a year, a huge sum wasted, Barrett thundered in the legislature. Today, Doyle calculates B.C. jails cost $71,000 per inmate per year, or $194 a day. Community supervision spending works out to $7 a day. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com (tﬂetcher@blackpress.ca).
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THE NEWS/letters ‘Let someone else do something about it’ EDITOR, THE NEWS:
First, Ms. de Boer is correct – all too often we sit timidly knowing we should do something, yet we do nothing. Why? Perhaps we are too timid, but more than likely, we adopt the attitude, ‘I don’t care, let someone else do something.’ Second, regarding Christmas changing to ‘holiday,’ why do we tolerate being told that we must change our Christian celebrations and prayers to accommodate people of other faiths? These other faiths are welcomed into this land with open arms and have the freedom to practice their religion. We, as Christians, surely should have the same freedom to practice our belief. My perception is that the changes in the Christian practices are being asked for by corporations wishing to broaden the marketing base. It is continuing because, in my view, we say, ‘I don’t care, let someone else do something about it.’ Which brings me to the next subject: I attended the Cinema Politica showing of How Private Corporations make money from Water, and, yes, it was a bit of an eye-opener. The people of Abbotsford were wise to shoot down the P3 proposal regarding Stave Lake. It shows what can be done when people do care. Don’t let apathy win the day. STAN HUTCHISON MAPLE RIDGE
online comments Safe shift Kevin Elsdon: Re: Grant’s Law stripped down (mapleridgenews.com). Honestly, I find this a minor change. You still have to pay for gas first! I haven’t seen a gas station in the Lower Mainland for donkeys years without a time locked safe! However, yeah, video cameras catch the criminals in the act, after the fact. If they are wearing a mask, there is not much too go on. I find the whole pay first gas later thing such a minor thing it does not bother me at all, unless I am in Alberta, where the law does not exist, and gives the attendants a chuckle. The law still has some teeth, and I wish every attendant a safe shift forever!
Keep it moving Fred Elder · Mount Royal University: Re: Maple Ridge candidates want to form slate before next election (mapleridgenews.com). Christian Cowley, the voters have spoken, you lost. People want tax rates to stabilize/decrease and the suburbs want schools and a little shopping. What did you want for Maple Ridge, because the world doesn’t revolve around bike lanes and garbage pick-up. Give our children a good education and parents access to a decent road to get back and forth to work. Most people are commuters and aren’t about to quit their job to work for just above minimum wage jobs locally. The bike lanes are a good idea, but they are choking out neighbourhoods ... Let’s keep the traffic moving around town so that people can work and pay for things. No doubt agricultural land needs a guardian, but let’s be reasonable. If you want to go farming, the west side of 105th [Avenue] is all for sale.
Never again Chris Ryan: Re: We’ll do better next time: Liberals (mapleridgenews.com). Given the amount of damage that the federal Liberal party has done to Canada over the last half century, I sincerely hope they never return to power.
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Farmland: just think about it EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk and little sense in little ol’ Maple Ridge. Someone said, ‘Ya can’t farm there, it ain’t got no drainage’. Another concerned citizen said, ‘Who the heck would want to have a farm messin’ up all this here ﬁne residential sprawl?’ It seems some want nothing but the ﬁnest for our small town, while others demand that all that dirty old farmland should be replaced with nice, hot, asphalt and cold, dead, concrete, so we can shop more frequently for cheaper crap. Lord knows, everybody needs more cheap crap. And just think of the handful of slavewage jobs it could provide for those lucky few.
Of course, those who work there couldn’t possibly afford to shop anywhere else, because they couldn’t afford wheels anymore.
‘I want all my employees to be able to afford my cars.’
That reminds me of something. Way back when the Model T was ubiquitous, Henry Ford drew a lot of attention because he was paying his factory workers much higher wages than his competitors. When asked about it, he replied
something like this; ‘I want all my employees to be able to afford my cars.’ I guess someone took that good idea and perverted it. Now, I don’t care for such people or the shell games they bring to town, but I do care about the ﬁnite, farmland in Maple Ridge. In this age of global warming, talk of ecological concerns and eating local, it’s surprising how quickly people are willing to sell out the valuable lands for a bag of junk from China that some rich American is selling. Farmland left fallow has far more potential value for our community than the blight of another pimped out and paved over piece of farmland. Think about it. GRANT BAKER MAPLE RIDGE
Why hitch our wagons to the Americans? EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Canadians are so lucky that we have such a democratic, caring government that is so closely tuned to the wishes and needs of the Canadian people and its economy, with its popular stand on things close to the hearts of the majority of Canadians, such as spending billions on much-needed new prisons to put all those new criminals. And who can forget Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s
brave stand against doing anything about climate change and making sure nobody else does either? Let’s not forget his insightful ﬁght to turn a blind eye to the endangered blue ﬁn tuna or polar or grizzly bears, or Canada’s caribou or his ever popular quest to continue the highly subsidized seal slaughter that makes us so popular in the world. How can we forget his ultimate gift to the Americanization of Canada, which will
undermine every civil liberty and right that Canada has taken for granted for most of its history. Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms is about to be superseded by the draconian American Patriot Act. It seems Mr. Harper’s government, which is supported by 16 per cent of Canadians, thinks it is a another great idea to hand over Canada’s laws and very sovereignty to America, a country on the brink of ﬁnancial and social
collapse. Why Canadians would willingly hitch our wagon to a country that is in free-fall on every front is totally incomprehensible. It is time to tell the Governor General to immediately dissolve Parliament and every Canadian voter to vote for anything other than the Neoconservatives while we can still call Canada our own. WAYNE CLARK MAPLE RIDGE
Smart meter invasion is totally unnecessary EDITOR, THE NEWS:
After reading many emails and articles discussing issues around smart meters, one thing has become clear: the government of B.C. cares less about what the taxpayers (rate payers) think and once again is pushing through with the global Orwellian agenda, the one that has eyes on everything all the time, in every place. Between the Golden Ears Bridge toll cameras that the police use to monitor gang activity, red light cameras, and highway and intersection cameras that have been installed on top of virtually ever corner of the Lower Mainland, we now need to step into electronic monitoring of everyone’s comings and goings from where they live. I do not know the true capabilities of these so-called smart meters, but as technology has leaped forward in larger leaps and bounds (I believe the generation change is every six months now), smart meters will be most likely able to detect small changes in current consumption and be able
to report in real time to whomever has been contracted to receive the data. Therefore, each time the alarm gets turned on or the garage door opens, or the sequence of events of the residence entering or leaving can be plotted, monitored or even predicted. What else can these devices do? Can they receive data from you wireless home network and transmit it to anyone who has the proper software to read the data bursts. As with any wireless data transmission, anyone with the proper gear will be able to collect and interpret the data. One thing I do know about the government is that if there are hidden extras that can benefit it at our expense, it will most likely be exploited. Also, which government insider is reaping the benefits, which ministers or aids purchased stock in Corix or the meter manufactures just before the contracts where awarded? Call me cynical, but just take a look at the Wall Street, government, global melt down to see the level
of corruption running rampant across our globe. The corruption infection is everywhere in everything, and the complainers and whistle blowers must be kept at bay. Electrical work is only allowed to be performed by licensed electricians unless you are the home owner. Are these Corix contractors properly licensed or merely trained in removing and installing the meters with some special sanction from the province? What is the cost per meter and how does it actually save any money? B.C. Hydro has very sophisticated monitoring equipment to monitor and regulate the flow of electricity as the demands are placed on the system, and has highly trained staff to deal with the issues that arise from critical changes in demand, such as when fridge doors opened during Super Bowl or Stanley Cup playoff commercial breaks. B.C. Hydro and the Government of B.C. could save millions by having installed smart meter technology on
a specific area grid wherein they monitored blocks of 100 or 200 homes and collected data from that specific catchment. It would have been more cost effective and provide similar data compared to the individual home invasion that is totally unnecessary. Necessity being the mother of invention, the criminal element will undoubtedly come up with inventive ways to thwart the technology, just like the BCLDB’s sensor system’s RFID tags placed on bottles of liquor to prevent shoplifting that where completely disabled by placing a loonie on it as the thief walked past the detectors. I am sure many a smart meter will undoubtedly be hit with a not so smart hammer. Either way, the roll out of the smart meters appears to be a really dumb idea and appears to be a public relations nightmare for the government, Corix, and B.C. Hydro. I feel for the meter readers who will be out of work when this is all said and done. M. FELGNER MAPLE RIDGE
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No more Albion development until new school built District struggling to accommodate influx of families by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Parents in the growing neighbourhood of Albion in east Maple Ridge are concerned the rapid pace of development there is outpacing infrastructure in the area: speciﬁcally, schools. With Albion Elementary School at 123 per cent of capacity, and no more room to install portables on the property, the Maple RidgePitt Meadows School District is considering redrawing school catchment areas in the neighbourhood. Michelle Wocknitz’s two sons are already attending Albion elementary. However, the proposed catchment changes will mean her daughter, 5, will have to register at Webster’s Corners Elementary, more than six kilometres away, next year. “I’m going to pray we can transfer her to Albion so she can be
with her brothers,” said Wocknitz. While the district provides bussing from the Albion area to Webster’s Corners, as well as to Blue Mountain elementary for students in the Kanaka Creek and Alexander Robinson catchment areas, Wocknitz says that’s not an appropriate option for a ﬁve-year-old kindergartener. “I can’t wait at the bus stop with her because I have to take her brothers to school,” she said. Her sons love Albion elementary, and she doesn’t want to have to pull them out of a school where they’ve already made friends. Wocknitz and dozens of other parents facing a similar predicament have formed the Concerned Parents of Albion Elementary School. Wocknitz wants the District of Maple Ridge to freeze residential development within the Albion elementary catchment until a new school can be built. “Every day when I drive my sons to school I see another subdivision being built,” she said. “It’s crazy the city
would allow development to be approved in this neighbourhood when the school is already over capacity.” Wocknitz, who grew up in Maple Ridge, says she doesn’t think realtors are being forthcoming with people moving into the new developments. “They may not be able to send their children to the school they’re moving in next to,” she said. “But no one is telling the parents that.” While Wocknitz says she understands the predicament the district is in, there needs to be a way to accommodate students with siblings already attending Albion. The school district has been looking for close to $14 million in capital funding from the provincial government for more than ﬁve years to build a new elementary school in Albion. The school district already owns property on 104th Avenue, where it intends to build the new school. However, even if funding for the new school was announced tomorrow, it would still be
more than three years before the school could be built, secretary treasurer Wayne Jefferson has previously stated. The local school district held a parent information session last Thursday, when it took feedback from parents, much of it now available on the district’s website.
“It’s crazy the city would allow development... when the school is over capacity.” Michelle Wocknitz, Albion mother of three Laurie Meston, the district’s director of instruction for kindergarten to Grade 12, said she understands parents’ concerns, but she doubts there will be a solution that satisﬁes everyone. “Sadly, not everybody is going to be happy,” Meston said. But the situation is not of the school district’s making, she added, and the district has no control
over development in the area. “It would help us signiﬁcantly if we had funding for a new school in the area,” she said. “But that is up to the province.” While some parents have suggested grandfathering in the siblings of students at Albion who now ﬁnd themselves outside of the catchment boundary, that opens up other questions. “How long do you grandfather? How do you track the kids? And what happens when someone moves in across the street [from the school] and there’s no room for them?” Meston said. The school district is holding another parent feedback session on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Thomas Haney Secondary School at 6:30 p.m. Staff will be making recommendations to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Board of Education at their Wednesday, Jan. 11 meeting. • For more information about the school district’s proposed catchment boundary changes, visit www.sd42.ca/ catchment-changes
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raise in RCMP salaries. “This is an issue that we’ll have to come to grips with. The impact of that retroactive wage adjustment is going to be quite signiﬁcant,” ﬁnancial general manager Paul Gill told council. Another million will go for increases in district stafﬁng costs, for wages and beneﬁts. The current agreement with Canadian Union of Public Employees expires in March. The rest of the $4.2 million in new money will be split between the Maple Ridge Fire Department ($850,000) the infrastructure fund, library ($525,000), and other costs ($125,000). Some of the other projects in the works for next year is development of a Bear Aware program, along with updating a trail management strategy, as well as updating the district’s website. Total take in taxes for 2012 will be $60 million. “Our job is to respond to council, hear the issues they raise,” Gill said previously. He told council, though, that there are no “incremental” increases in budgets. Department requests for any increases
fund that will be used to upgrade and maintain roads, sidewalks and sewers as they age. “I don’t think we should waver from that,” because it’s passing the problem on to the future, he said. “Where do we cut? Because to reduce it, we’ll have to cut services.” Former council candidate Christian Cowley agrees that tax increases matching the cost of living increase is about the best taxpayers can hope for. But he disagreed that creating more densely populated municipalities mean lower taxes. “It’s welcome [densiﬁcation], but it won’t necessarily stop or lower taxes. We should stop saying that.” The district will rake in $4.2 million in new revenue this year, but it will just as soon be gobbled up another million dollars that will go to the RCMP, mainly for higher wages and beneﬁts costs and two new ofﬁcers for the Ridge-Meadows detachment. Policing costs could climb again when it’s time to implement an impending two- to threeper cent retroactive
Taxes from front “If you thought 2011 was busy, wait until 2012. It’s a jam-packed agenda,” chief administrator Jim Rule told council. On the district’s to-do list this year is $20 million worth of capital works projects. That includes $500,000 in 2012 alone (a million over ﬁve years) for road calming and trafﬁc safety measures to address concerns raised by River Road or Shady Lane residents as more trafﬁc uses their roads as commuting shortcuts. Speciﬁc projects on the fast-track list will be installing a pedestriancontrolled trafﬁc light at 224th Street and 121st Avenue, about a $220,000 cost. The work scheduled for that has been advanced to address senior citizens’ concerns. Work will also start on a new 232nd Street bridge over the North Alouette River, about a $4.5-million project, while the district has also found $100,000 for its bikeway program, and $700,000 has been set aside as the district’s share for the new bike lane proposed for Lougheed Highway between 216th and Laity streets. About $705,000 will go to buy a new ﬁre truck. Installing a pedestrian controlled light at 240th Street and Hill Avenue is also a $150,000 priority. “Basically, we’re just trying to maintain services,” said Mayor Ernie Daykin. A quarter of the increase will go into the district’s infrastructure
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“were really, really discouraged.” The district has about $94 million socked away in reserve accounts, dedicated for speciﬁc purposes, but he strongly advised dipping into those accounts to fund operations. Coun. Corisa Bell asked for a more detailed analysis of the four-per-cent tax increase and wondered why alternative scenarios of two- and three-per-cent increases weren’t also offered. Rule rolled out some demographic data that showed how Maple Ridge will have to govern itself during the decades. A third of Canada’s population will be over 55 by 2031, said Rule. “This has lots of implications for the services delivered by the District of Maple Ridge and we have to start planning for that.” For instance, That will see an exodus from single family homes to the point that half will be townhouses and half will be single family homes. He pointed out that Maple Ridge has the lowest average housing price in the Lower Mainland, at $570,000. He added that the average Maple Ridge property tax bill is $2,360, working out to $6.47 a day.
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The public is hereby advised that a schedule of the date, time and place of all regular Council Meetings to be held during 2012 is available during ofﬁce hours at the Reception Desk at the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place. The schedule is also posted on our website www.mapleridge.ca. Ceri Marlo Manager of Legislative Services 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9 Tel: 604-463-5221 • Fax: 604-467-7329
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ALEXANDER Imagine being abandoned after 16 years; that is what happened to poor Alexander. He was very thin and in need of dental but has had blood work, a few teeth pulled and is now all ﬁne. No senior cat should EVER be in a shelter let alone at Christmas!! Can you be his Santa and give him his one wish?? A forever HOME!! Where can you ﬁnd me? At the Maple Ridge SPCA. You can contact me by Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 604-463-9511 10235 Jackson Rd., Albion
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ne Book Whonnock is an initiative by Jean Davidson and Sue Adair to get residents of eastern Maple Ridge to share and enjoy a good read, to discuss a book with each other and to learn more about the subject in the process. The book Obasan, by Joy Kagawa, deals with measures taken by the Canadian government against the Japanese living in coastal British Columbia during the Second World War. As the One Book project develops, it is becoming clear how valuable this discussion is. Few of the current readers are aware that in the 1920s and 1930s, Japanese, born overseas or in Canada, formed a substantial part of the population of Whonnock and Ruskin. They were not just a minority. School photos give us an idea of the number of Japanese living in the area in the 1930s. A Ruskin school photo of 1936-1937 shows only a handful of white faces among the 27 students. In Whonnock, slightly more than half the students in Miss Fergusonâ€™s classes were Japanese at that time. After the bombing of Pearl Harbour, December 1941, the Canadian government evicted the Japanese from their
Ruskin school students, 1936â€“1937. lands and homes and sent them away to live in camps in the Interior. With the white population looking on, the Japanese of east Maple Ridge, with no more than they could carry, boarded a train that stopped at Ruskin. After the war, oldtimers did not talk much about the former Japanese residents and what had happened to them. Speaking about the history of the Ruskin school, probably in the late 1950s, local historian Charles Miller only mentioned the â€œinďŹ‚uxâ€? of the Japanese in the Ruskin area in one sentence. He could hardly have overlooked the
pre-war presence of the Japanese kids attending that school, but in the 1950s neither Miller nor his audience were ready to be reminded of the Japanese or their fate. Until they were evicted, the hardworking, energetic and frugal Japanese turned even poor soils into fertile agricultural lands and produced the best strawberry crops weâ€™ve ever known. They were very active in the lumber industry as well, but Japanese were not allowed to ďŹ sh the river. Anti-Japanese sentiments and anti-Japanese discrimination had been part of life in B.C. for a long time. Protection was thought neces-
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Not a word about controversy reported Look from p14 The committee asked Mr. English, principal of MacLean, for his recommendation. The reply from the principal, read at the following meeting: “As the youngest and most pretty, I recommend Yaeko Fujishige.” That response shocked and enraged many of the women representing the elementary schools at the meeting. Normally children of Japanese descent were not given any prominence during events held at their schools, and now a Japanese girl would be a Maid of Honour? The reactions were ﬁerce: “She must be a citizen of England.” “Children whose parents don’t have voting rights are not
eligible.” Defenders of the principal’s choice were attacked from all sides. After two hours of angry debate, a motion was tabled to ignore the principal’s choice and have the selection done by the votes of MacLean’s students. At that point, Mrs. Poole, who chaired the meeting, had enough. She pounded the table and said: “We should be ashamed of ourselves. I ask that the mover and the seconder withdraw the motion. If you will not do it, I resign not only as chair but also from the school board.” Mrs. Poole, mother of wellknown Louise Poole, was school trustee and vice-president of the May Day Committee. Not a
word about the controversy appeared in the Gazette, although the editor of the weekly, Mr. J. J. Dougan, was present at the meeting. On the front page of the Gazette of May 26th appeared a detailed report of the coronation of Queen Olga of Whonnock – the future wife of Teddy Lee – and the festivities of that day. A list with the names of Maids of Honour included the name of high-school student Yaeko Fujishige. She was the ﬁrst and perhaps also the last student of Japanese descent to be nominated for that position. Fred Braches is a local historian who lives in Whonnock.
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was treated at the scene for bite wounds. The Chilliwack man was arrested and held in custody over the weekend. Dunlop said the man was out on parole at the time of the incident. It has since been revoked. Police are recommending a charge of assault causing bodily harm against him.
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in Pitt Meadows. A man and a woman were spotted on 189A Street around 1 p.m., cutting the hose and walking towards a parked car. A neighbour called police, but the couple ran off before ofﬁcers arrived. Police, however, found two gas cans, two pieces of hoses and a chain saw dumped at a nearby elementary school. The suspects are both Caucasian and between 20 to 25 years old. The man was wearing a baseball hat, a black jacket, blue jeans and was carrying a black backpack. The woman had blond
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It’s fun Partying with Santa 604 Records Fighting for Ithaca penned their own Christmas song for the label’s seasonal compilation by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter
here’s a certain part of Phil ‘Philthy’ Maloney’s body that begins to twitch when he hears sugary sweet carols, replete with ringing bells and laments for snow, jam the airwaves in December. Politely put – it’s his derrière. “They make my [bottom] itch and not in a good way either,” says Maloney. There isn’t a single tune that the drummer for the powerpop-hardcore-punk quintet Fighting For Ithaca fancies – even the one about the drummer boy. “I general dislike them all,” says Maloney. “We love Christmas, but we hate Christmas music.” The band’s penchant for the season but aversion of its associated music prompted them to pen a carol-of-sorts of their own. Written and recorded in a span of two weeks, Partying with Santa is an upbeat, riff-laden tale of getting old St. Nick so inebriated he misses the big day itself. Since its release last Friday, the song, which features on a 604 Records complication, has garnered more than 3,000 hits on iTunes. “It is quite a bit different from the traditional stuff,” says Maloney, who lives in Maple Ridge. “I don’t know if it’s something that can be played at churches for Christmas Eve services.” Drawing inﬂuence from pop bands such as Halifax, Funeral For A Friend, and Ten Second Epic to hardcore bands such as Underoath and Every Time I Die, Fighting For Ithaca has developed a sound that aims to capture the best of both worlds.
Besides Maloney, the four-year-old band, whose name is nod to Homer’s Odyssey, features Coquitlam’s Curtis Steeksma (vocals), Vancouver’s Jon Steeksma (guitar), as well as Surrey’s Tommy Phoenix (bass) and guitarist Patty. The quintet inked a record and management deal with 604 Records in summer. Maloney says the band speciﬁcally wanted to be signed to 604 Records, an indie label owned by Nickelback’s Chad Krueger and Nickelback’s attorney Jonathan Simkin.
“We love Christmas, but we hate Christmas music.” Phil Maloney, drummer, Fighting for Ithaca
“They are doing things a lot differently than other labels,” Maloney explains. “They are reacting to the new culture. People now are all about singles and promoting yourself online. A lot of the major labels haven’t really adapted.” Fighting For Ithaca’s quest to get signed began in November 2010, when Maloney ran into Simkin and handed him a copy of the band’s second EP, Thanks For Waiting. Maloney never heard back from Simkin, there were no email or phone call politely saying thanks, but look elsewhere in the ensuing two months. See Xmas, p25
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Imagining an epic clash between heaven and hell Author Leslie Michael describes his first book as the original Star Wars
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Community in focus The West Coast Auto Group, a local family owned and operated business consisting of five distinct locations, held their annual Awards Banquet on December 2nd at Meadow Gardens. Owners, Michelle Jones-Ruppel and Scott Jones acknowledged the significant contributions made by their long-term and dedicated staff. Emphasizing that a strong working and personal relationship between employees and the employer is integral to business success, they cited employee morale, stability and tenure as important factors in offering the highest level of service and customer satisfaction.
Recognized for their considerable contributions, the 2011 Employee Tenure Awards went to: 5 Years of Consecutive Service: • Theo Genzebu • Todd Cushnie • Andrew Sciampacone • Bruce Blakey • Grant Toogood 10 Years Consecutive Service: • Rob Patrick • Linda Leo • Diane Draper • Jeff Parker • Janette Smart 15 Years Consecutive Service: • Laurie Bozek
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Santa came to Ridge Meadows Hospital recently, and (with the help some RMH Foundation Board of Directors elves) handed out the annual Foundation grants. Department grants, up to a maximum of $500 each for smaller patient comfort items, were awarded to several departments. Major grants were awarded to three departments (Laboratory, 2 West and Emergency) for much needed larger items and equipment that will greatly assist staff in delivering quality patient care. Loyal Orange Education Grants were also awarded to several staff to assist in continuing their education. In total, over $21,000 in Foundation grants were distributed this year. Pictured left to right: Sandra Rankin, Jim Coulter, Santa, Bob Thompson, and Mike Murray.
Just Ducky is celebrating the first annual “Kids Care” Christmas. Kids want to give to children less fortunate and by creating a special ornament, they can do just that. For every ornament placed on the tree before December 18, Just Ducky will contribute $1 in quality toys to kids in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hh l ffrom the h elves l at the h H with help Hamper Society. The goal is $1000 in toys to be gifted to children in our communities. There’s still time to get involved. Drop by Just Ducky located at 11952 - 224th Street or call 604-463-1183 for more information.
Swirl Wine Store in Maple Ridge celebrated their grand opening in October. Maple Ridge is home to the only BC VQA wine store serving the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Langley area. In addition to BC VQA wine sold at winery and government store pricing, the store offers accessories, cheese, savoury food items, Riedel glassware, decanters, cork cages and more. There are over 650 different BC wines available. Ready-made gift baskets or those made to order are available as well as gift cards in all denominations. Weekly wine tasting should not be missed. The store is located at 22286 Dewdney Trunk Road with locations in White Rock and Yaletown as well.
Scotibank continues to give The Maple Ridge Scotiabank branch presented a $5000 cheque to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. Funds were raised tthrough 50/50 raffle tickets at the annual dinner. Scotiabank m matched the funds raised. Pictured: Joe Mathot, Judy Binge & Rosemary Shea of Scotiabank P with Sandra Rankin & Laura Butler of RMH Foundation. w JJoanne Olson, Executive Director of the Friends in Need Food Bank, accepted a cheque from the Maple Ridge Scotiabank staff. B Funds were raised through F g book sales and staffff contributions.
Community Giving Cards are a unique way of sharing the Christmas spirit in your community. By making a donation to Community Services in honour of someone on your list, you and your gift help deliver hot, nutritious meals and outreach and support services to seniors in our communities. Community Giving Cards are available at Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows Community Services. Call 604-467-6911.
The Grinch made an appearance at Fetch a Bone in Pitt Meadows in early December to th e delight of many. Over 70 brought their pets to get photos with The Grinch, raising $850 for S.A.I.N.T.S. Fetch A Bone had the best turnout ever and owner Lisa Davies credits her mother-in-law, sister-in law, parents and husban d, George, the “happy” Grinch, for the success.
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Christmas tradition returns to ACT 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC
Winter Harp playing two shows in Maple Ridge Itâ€™s a concert experience that has captured the spirit of the season, along with peopleâ€™s hearts, for almost two decades â€“ and remains the hottest ticket on the holiday calendar. Known for its soldout houses and standing ovations, the worldclass ensemble that is Winter Harp celebrates its 18th touring season with 15 Western Canada dates, including two performances this Sunday at the ACT in Maple Ridge. Winter Harp is a celebration of the Christmas and winter season with hauntingly beautiful carols â€“ and the glorious sound of harps. This year, Winter Harp is delighted to announce that legendary harper and storyteller Patrick Ball will join the ensemble as their special guest narrator and harper. Winter Harpâ€™s outstanding musicians, in medieval attire, perform a collection of music from well-known carols to Celtic, medieval, world and Spanish tunes. Dozens of candles
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Winter Harp plays two shows at the ACT in Maple Ridge on Sunday. light the stage, providing a backdrop for the golden Celtic and classical harps, drums, tambourines, temple bells, ďŹ‚utes and an assortment of rare 12thcentury instruments. Rare instruments include the etherealsounding bass psaltery (the only one like it in the world), the symphonie (a medieval ancestor of the hurdygurdy) and the Swedishnyckelharpa.
Ball is considered one of the premier wirestrung Celtic harpers and spoken word artists in the world today. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over half a million copies internationally, winning national awards. Ball is in constant demand throughout North America, Ireland and the UK. â€? I ďŹ rst saw Patrick per-
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For the band, it’s all about the fans Xmas from p21 So on Jan.1, the band decided “we are going to annoy the hell out of 604 Records.” They told their loyal fans to inundate the label with requests to sign them via Twitter and email. In ﬁve days, by Jan 5. Simkin’s called the band and said I think we need to schedule a meeting. It took months to ﬁnalize the record deal. “We had to tell our fans to back down,” says Maloney. “We couldn’t really announce anything.”
It helped that the band has spent the past year honing their sound and that hard work is reﬂected in the seven-song EP they’ve just ﬁnished recording. A single from the EP ‘Last Chance’ will be out in January. “Everything before was loose and thrown together but now it’s more reﬁned,” says Maloney. “We really thought about how are people going to experience this when they listen to it. We are still playing what we want to play but we now we are keeping in mind
the listener and what they want to hear.” Although the change in approach might seem like the band is succumbing to pressure of commercial success, Fighting for Ithaca is quick to clarify their desire for mass appeal doesn’t mean a loss of double bass break-downs and guttural growls. “We really wanted to make as many people as possible like it, including us,” reassures Maloney. Now that they are signed and have already booked a slot to play Canadian Music Week in
Toronto doesn’t mean Fighting for Ithaca will forget their fans. The boys will still go bowling with them, hang out and continue to be BFFs to the folks who buy their records. “We appreciate them because we know we wouldn’t be in the position we’re in without them,” says Maloney.
• Fighting for Ithaca plays two sold-out shows in Vancouver this week. The band’s Christmas song Partying with Santa is available on iTunes.
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Meet the author at Save-On-Foods Book from p21 “While the story is based on the foundations of history. It is also the result of my imagination,” says Michael, who spent three years re- Michael searching the book.”I am solely responsible for any intentional or accidental straying away from history that the world has, without question or reservation, come to accept as fact.”
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Thunder take Chilliwack tournament The Thomas Haney Thunder Grade 8 boys’ basketball team are off to a 5-0 start to the season after winning the GW Graham tournament in Chilliwack last weekend. The Thunder opened the tourney with a 51-40 win over Mt. Slesse. Gabe Laza was selected game MVP for his 22-point performance, while Brandon Shanley added 11 points. In the second game, the Thunder defeated Khalsa 65-44. Mitch Thomson was selected game MVP and Shanley chipped in eight points on the fast break. Brandon Williams led all scorers with 14 points. In the final game, the Thunder defeated Pacific Academy 54-38. Anthony Kalinich was selected game MVP while Joseph Stapleton had a huge game, scoring 13 points while playing solid defence. Laza was selected tournament MVP and Mitch Thomson was selected to the tournament all-star team.
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McDole, Gresham help Selects in Maryland Maple Ridge’s Mitchell McDole and Andrew Gresham of Pitt Meadows helped anchor the midfield for the Burnaby Mountain Selects sophomore field lacrosse team to a 3-2-1 record at the 2011 Ultimate Performance Fall Shootout tournament in Baltimore, Maryland last month. The top rated college recruitment showcase featured more than 100 teams across two divisions competing in a round robin format. The sophomore selects posted an overall record of three wins, two losses and one tie, including a close fought one-goal loss to Spartans Lacrosse of Maryland In six games, the Selects doubled up their opponents by a goal differential of 5226. The Selects opened the tourney with an impressive 19-0 win over the Chesapeake Cougars, only to go winless in their next three games. Ontario’s Edge Lacrosse 2014 topped the Selects 8-3, before tying the Baltimore Cannons 4-4. After losing to Spartans Lacrosse 5-6, the Selects rebounded with a 9-2 win over Cavalier Lacrosse from Virginia and a 12-6 win over the Maryland Saints. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pitt takes bronze at Telus Classic Marauders among top teams in B.C. as league play looms by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Pitt Meadows Marauders proved why they are one of the top senior boys’ basketball teams in the province with a bronze medal performance at the Telus Basketball Classic last weekend. The Marauders were No. 4 in the provincial AAA rankings going
into the 2011/12 season, and were ranked as high as No. 2 prior to the Telus Classic tournament last week. The Marauders went 3-1 at the tournament, their only loss coming to the No. 5-ranked Vancouver College Fighting Irish, the team’s only loss of the season so far. “I think we’re playing right where we should be right now,” said long-time Marauders head coach Rich Goulet. The Marauders opened the tournament against perennial powerhouses, the White Rock Christian
Academy Warriors, beating them 67-58. The Warriors were the next highest-ranked team in the tournament behind the Marauders at No. 3 in the province. Senior Matt Blackaby had 23 points, while fellow Grade 12 Trevor Severinski had a doubledouble with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Pitt followed up the big opening win against White Rock with a
59-42 win over West Vancouver’s Windsor secondary. Severinski had 31 points and nine rebounds in that game while Blackaby had 12 points. That set up the semi-final showdown with Vancouver College. The Marauders took an early lead but fell behind in the second quarter when the team’s bench couldn’t keep up with the Fighting Irish. See Pitt, p29
Maple Ridge Ramblers third at Walnut Grove tourney staff reporter The Maple Ridge Ramblers picked up a third place finish at the Walnut Grove senior boys’ basketball tournament last weekend. The Rambler defeated Fleetwood Park 68-67 in the first game thanks to the performance of Jacob Durkovich, with 23 points and 12 rebounds. However, a hand injury knocked Durkovich out of the game in the fourth quarter, and out of the
tournament. Joel Lutz had 14 points and nine rebounds, while Max Neumann had 14 points, eight rebounds, and eight recoveries. In the semi-finals, Maple Ridge fell 49-34 to the Mission Roadrunners, who would go on to win the tournament championship. Neumann led the Ramblers with 18 points, while Lincoln Clarke had an outstanding defensive performance with eight recoveries. The team rallied in the thirdplace game defeating St. Thomas
More 53-46. The Ramblers responded to Durkovich’s absence with an intense game that saw the team lead 33-22 at the half. St. Thomas More fought back to within two points, with the Ramblers up 39-37 at the end of the third quarter. Maple Ridge was able to pull away in the fourth quarter thanks to Neumann’s performance, with 29 points, 13 rebounds, and
six recoveries. He had lots of help from Pavel Niemirski, who had 10 points, and from Lutz with 12 rebounds. Matt Connor and Lincoln Clarke also had outstanding defensive games. The Ramblers head to Abbotsford for the W. J. Mouat tournament next weekend before traveling to California during the Christmas break. email@example.com
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Local players a hit with Team Canada by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Maple Ridge’s Larrissa Franklin and Jaycee Affeldt are representing Canada at the International Softball Federation’s World Junior Championships in Cape Town, South Africa, this month, helping the national U-20 team to 5-1 record so far at the tournament. The competition is held every four years and Canada has never won a medal since it began in 1981. Team Canada was ranked No. 4 in the world entering the tournament, its only loss coming to the No. 1-ranked United States. Canada knocked off New Zealand by a score of 7-1 on Sunday, with both centre-ﬁelder Franklin and pitcher Affeldt helping Team Canada take a 2-1 lead in the ﬁfth inning.
After a New Zealand pitching change, Franklin was walked to lead off the inning, and was thrown out at second after teammate Jennifer Gilbert laid down a bunt. Gilbert eventually scored to give Canada the 2-1 lead while Affeldt drew a walk and was replaced by Tessa Loewen to pinch run. Franklin ﬁnished the game with a single. On Tuesday, Affeldt came in to pitch relief against China,
closing out the game in the ﬁfth inning after Canada scored nine runs to mercy the Chinese team 12-3. Team Canada is set to face the Czech Republic today [Wednesday] before playoffs get under way this Thursday. The tournament culminates in the championship ﬁnal this Saturday. Both Affeldt and Franklin helped Team Canada to a silver medal at the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch Futures Gold. Affeldt currently attends Troy University in Alabama, where she plays for the NCAA Division I Trojans. When not playing for the national squad, Franklin plays for the White Rock Renegades 91. • For more information about the ISF 2011 World Junior Championships, visit jwwc2011. co.za.
VC’s Solomon nets 46 points against Pitt Pitt from p28 “I tried to play everyone in every game, and in the second quarter we played a lot of guys who weren’t helping our team,” said Goulet. “That led to a lot of turnovers as a result.” Irish guard Isaiah Solomon made sure those turnovers ended up in Pitt’s net as he exploded for 46 points, close to double the scoring from the rest of the Vancouver College team. Pitt were as close as seven points in the second half, but Solomon and the Irish pulled away in the fourth quarter, winning 70-56. “No one played well in the first half,” said Goulet. Blackaby led the Marauders with 19 points, while Severinski had 16. The Marauders finished the tournament on a high note, beating the No. 9-ranked St. George’s Saints 52-42 in front of the crowd at UBC’s War Memorial Gym. Pitt took a commanding lead in the first half, which was whittled down in the second as the Pitt bench took to the floor. Blackaby finished with 29 points, while Grade 11 Ryan Hobson 11 points. “That was encouraging to see... one of our problems is scoring depth,” said Goulet. “We’re still waiting to see if any of our Grade 11s are going to raise their level and fill that role.”
Throughout the tournament, the Marauders were able to keep teams that normally score 70 and 80 points a game to well below that. “I think we rely a lot
The Marauders are back on the court this weekend as they take part in the WJ Mouat Tournament in Abbotsford.
on our defence,” said Goulet. “I think right now we’re playing the toughest defence of anyone out there. We just need to develop that secondary scoring.”
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Hospes in the final minute for an extra attacker, but were unable to even the score. Danny Brandys, Kyle Jangula, Matthew Bissett, and Alexander Smith each registered assists. The loss came just 24 hours after the Flames hit the 50-shot mark themselves against the Port Moody Black Panthers at home. However, despite the barrage unleashed on Panthers goalie Zachary Station, the Flames let a two-goal lead slip away, losing the game 5-4. A pair of goals by Bissett gave the Flames a two-goal lead in the first period. Port Moody scored to draw within one before the intermission, but Sean
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Wednesday, Dec. 14 • Ridge Meadows Seniors’ Society’s senior’s lounge in Pitt Meadows is holding its 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. Tickets, $15, tiare available in the senior’s lounge from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday to Friday. For more information, call 604-465-2478. 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. • Kanaka Creek Coffee is holding an open mic/stage featuring Liz Bader and friends, performing songs on guitar, dobro and upright bass from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at No. 101 – 24155, 102nd Avenue, Maple Ridge. Call 604-463-6727 for more information. • The Golden Ears Go Gos meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Fraser Room of the Maple Ridge library. This group supports the African grandmothers who are supporting their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. New members are most welcome. 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 the St. Andrews 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Laurie at 604-5306530, or Blair and Marlene at 604-466-9773. Ongoing • A gift-wrapping booth hosted by Ridge Meadows Hospice Society at Haney Place Mall during holiday mall hours from Dec. 17 to 24. Have your holiday gifts wrapped by volunteers for a donation to the society. For more information or to volunteer, contact 604-463-7722.
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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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 604-888-1145. Starts Immediately.
Nechako Northcoast Construction, Terrace, B.C. Has an opening for Senior Road Foreman Highways Maintenance The successful applicant must: -Hold a requisite valid Driver’s License for the equipment normally operated. -Must hold and maintain flagging certification, WHMIS certification and Level 1 First Aid certification. -Must have a good working knowledge of highways maintenance standards. -Must have an awareness of environmental issues as it relates to highways and bridge maintenance. For a complete job Description please log on to our website at www.nechako-northcoast.com Please Fax or email your resume and drivers abstract Debbie Russell, Manager of Human Resource email@example.com Fax: 250-638-8409 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
SALES PROFESSIONAL - Courtenay, BC Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating is seeking a full time Sales Professional with 3-5 years of experience with proven success in direct sales. The ideal candidate would have Residential HVAC and Plumbing experience. Responsibilities include building customer relationships, meeting sales targets, educating customers, builders and contractors, and preparing pricing and proposals. For a complete job description and contact info, check out our website at www.torryandsons.com.
MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.
PERSONAL SERVICES MANUFACTURING & WAREHOUSING
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DO you have a problem with alcohol or drugs? Call Alouette Addiction Services at (604)467-5179 Check our website www.alouetteaddictions.org
604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236
“AN EXTRA HAND” Exp. Hardworking, reliable cleaning lady. Reasonable rates Louise 604.467.3665
CLEANING SERVICE, reliable and trustworthy, worked in the area for many years. Maple Ridge to Port Moody 604-466-1149, 782-0305
JASMINE’S RELAXATION TOUCH Pain and stress relief. Tranquil setting/Comfort studio. M/Ridge 778-888-3866 (9am-9pm) ph or text
If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.
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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BUSY, well equipped, positive Canadian Tire Service Centre in beautiful Fernie BC is hiring licensed Red Seal AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIANS. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Contact Jason Hayes @email@example.com or 250-4234222.
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BULK PETROLEUM Denwill, a carrier of bulk liquid petroleum products based in Burnaby requires Class 1 Drivers. We offer: • Competitive Hourly pay • Great benefits package • Excellent equipment • 4 on and 4 off work schedule • Steady year round local work • On the job training leading to certification in the transportation and handling of petroleum products
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
Call our Maple Ridge Campus:
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236
Brisk Home Cleaners
Weekly W Bi-Weekly W Monthly Insured & Bonded, Exc. ref’s. www.briskcleaners.com
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260
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.
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS • Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating
RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Licensed & Bonded. Call Don 604-462-0480 or 604-861-7418
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES LANDSCAPING
Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS
NO JOB TOO SMALL 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
UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour
JAGUAR LANDSCAPING Lawn & Garden Service. Design, Pruning, Lawns, Cleanups, Comm/Res. (604)462-1369
Hemlock, Fir & Cedar
Available for Delivery Call for pricing
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
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 COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.
Before it’s too cold
Xmas Light installs
It’s never too early
SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian @ 604-724-6373
GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
Meadows Landscape Supply
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Sofﬁt 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED
Cleaning & Repairing
Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger
LARRY THE HANDY GUY. For all your Household needs. Reno’s, Hauling & Power Washing Elec/ Plumb/ Tiling (778)994-4736
BELRON RENOVATIONS INC.
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.
Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens Local Maple Ridge company
Small Jobs OK
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca
778-245-9069 Northstar Painting Year End Wrap Up Sale
Winter clean ups
Call now and save!
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
All aspects of Landscaping and Maintenance,Strata, Commercial, Residential, Pavers, Patios & Retaining walls Snow Removal Fully INSURED
Home Renovations and New Construction
✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640
50% Off Labour Winter Special
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
A.C. TREE SERVICE 30 years experience
Bob Fitz-James 604-467-0333
Lic., Insured. Experienced/friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call Anytime 604-805-2488
Call Chris 604-462-9009
ENGLISH BULLDOG, CKC reg. 6 wks old, shots, microchip, vet ✔ Healthy, happy, gorgeous. Health gurant’d. $2800. Call 778-895-8453
GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.
MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups/adults. Non-shedding. Chocolate, white & beige. 604-820-9469
Tree removal done RIGHT! • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 10% OFF with this AD
* Fridges * Freezers * Stoves * Microwaves * Small appliances * Scrap Metal * Old pipe * BBQs * * Exercise equip. * Cars/trucks * All metal recyclables FREE
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 email@example.com
RED NOSE PIT BULL - 9 months old. $1000: (Best offer) 604-5341094, 729-3990
Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work
778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway
Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist
RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
COCKER SPANIEL / CAVALIER X, adorable males born Oct 6, vet chk, 1st shots, $599, 604-532-6380
FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!
Serving the Lower Mainland Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! Visa & M/C accepted Call 7 days/week
MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. Vet checked. 1st shots. Parents both registered. $550. 604-309-2390.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES $550: Born Sept. 26th. 1 Male, 1 Female. 604-836-6861
RAINFOREST ROOFING LTD 20 years in service - A+ BBB - Call for 10% OFF 604-582-0409
CHINESE SHARPEI PUPS MINI’S/TOYS-MALES -$1200.00 www.wrinklesrus.com 604-315-8774
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
GREAT RATES! Local lic’d plumber Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 604-325-6722
Asphalt roofs, Re & Re, Shake conversions *28yrs Exp. - Also Snow plow & Junk Removal
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
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
English Craftsman Bonded & Insured. Since 1978 Spraypainting Call (604) 462-8528, 218-9618
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Seniors Discount 30%
Local & Long Distance From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
Drvwys, sidewalks, sm lots, de-icing Fr $20. 604-466-1891 / 910-0502
Interior $695 (upto 1000 sq.ft.)
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
✶Dump Site Now Open✶
Call Tim 604-612-5388
(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
604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197
GUTTER CLEANING DRYWALL
SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs
✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel
778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES
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Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.
LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620
A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.
Cane Corso Mastiff, 1 female, 3.5mo, vet checked, dewormed, docked, $600 obo. (604)845-2395
Prompt Delivery Available
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
Green Services Ltd
Seven Days a Week
CONCRETE & PLACING
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance
Ceramic Tiles, Hardwood Laminate Guaranteed work, Free Estimate. Cell 604-618-6401 Marcel.
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PETS CHRISTMAS TACK SALE
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
Dec. 6-23, great prices on selected products up to 70% off.
Tues - Thurs. 11am-7pm Sat & Sun. 10am-5pm. 220-20170 Stewart Cr. Maple Ridge. For more info contact
778-235-3401 or 778-881-4164
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518
COMPUTER DESK ~ 5ft X 2.5 ft plus top shelf, dark wood $75. obo (604)462-9164
BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095
#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987” $$CASH $$ for your furniture, tools, electronics, antiques, appliances, computers & collectibles.
604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)
BBY near Lougheed Mall, full house, 6bdrm, + den, dbl garage Immed. 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.
WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW
$1100 / 2bdrm - Apartment / or Room Rental (Maple Ridge)
Single items to entire households
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
463-4449 or 209-6583 MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
BIG MOVING SALE
#19 ~ 23281 Kanaka Way 9am ~ 3pm Fri, Sat, Sun, Dec 16, 17, 18
Glass coffee table set of 3, Sofa bed (wood frame), wood sofa, leather couch (orange couch) Wooden desk with book case, wood 5 drawer chest, lots of plates, antique organ, lots of paintings, vases, wood shelves, Gardening tools: hose, knives & cutter, snow shovel, steel shovel, long extension ladder, band & table saws ETC...
MISC. FOR SALE
Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. PANASONIC KX-T7433C DIGITAL PHONE SYSTEM; Complete with 19 handsets. Excellent Condition, perfect for start-up office. Will accept best offer. Phone 604 3631397.
REAL ESTATE 609
Burnaby Condo $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
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca.
WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
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604 575 5555
MAPLE Ridge Downtown. 1 Bdrm . Clean, quiet bldg. Adult oriented. NP/NS. Heat, h/w, internet incl. $680 mo. Phone 604-463-7172.
MAPLE RIDGE Central. Lrg 1 bdrm nr amens, insuite w/d, d/w, patio, vaulted ceilings, sec u/g prk. Immed Ns/Np. $800 +utils. 604-307-2241.
STEEL BUILDINGS END OF SEASON DEALS! Overstock must go make an offer! FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL TO CHECK INVENTORY and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170
Glenwood Manor Apartments 1 & 2 Bdrms from $685 & $850 & renovated suite with dishwasher $45. extra. Clean, Spacious Includes cable, heat, hot water & parking Seniors discount 21387 Dewdney Trunk Rd
(604)466-5799 Maple Ridge 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 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
(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now
604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818
3 BDRM. & 2 BDRMS.
1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925
Great location for seniors!
Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.
Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.
MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St Maple Ridge 1 bdrm $500-$550 includes hot water Certiﬁed Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm) MAPLE RIDGE
1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION
Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.
604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certiﬁed Crime Free Buildings
S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.
HOMES FOR RENT
MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm house with den, near amens, fenced yard, cement patio, dble garage, 4 appls, NS/NP, $1200/mo. Avail Jan 20th. Call 604-438-0329 after 6 pm. 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.
✶ 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
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
2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $1995 obo (604)826-0519
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
2000 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2-door Sports Coupe, 5 speed, sunroof, silver, very clean, runs great!! Aircared. $1200. 604-767-3469.
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
22330 McIntosh Avenue
2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, mint cond, 47K. Must sell! $25,000 obo. Call 604-805-4545.
NICE & clean 2 bdrm suite. Independent entry and balcony, separate laundry. Utility incl. N/P, N/S. $850/mo. 604-721-9488
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
PITT MEADOWS. 2 bdrm No Pets, No Smoking. Immed 604-465-4530 aft 6p.m. or 778-862-4540
MAPLE RIDGE 2/bdrm condo in Golden Tower. 5/appli, u/g pkng. $1100/mo. Avail now. 604467-4450, 604-833-4450.
AVAILABLE NOW 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES Heat, hot water & parking. Close to stores & schools.
MAPLE COURT I 22437 121st Ave 604-467-0715 &
MAPLE COURT II 22423 121st Ave 604-467-4894
$75 OFF 1ST MONTH
Rooms from $435/mo. Fully Furn, weekly maid service, cable TV, private bath, on bus route, 5/min walk to commuter rail.
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. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you, or someone you know just have a baby? How about a Birthday or Anniversary? Advertise your special occassions with us bcclassified.com
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
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 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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. $5700 firm. Phone 604-538-9257.
PITT MEADOWS large 1 bdrm ste, $800/mo incl’s cable/net/hydro, N/P, N/S, avail Jan 1st 604-219-9566
828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
W. Maple Ridge, bright 2 br bsmt, laminate, own w/d & parking, cls to all amen., great neighborhood! $850/mo incl. util., N/S, N/P Avail. Jan. 2012, 778-558 2344
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
Maple Ridge~3 Bdrm Upper
Hardwood floors Updated recently, Huge sundeck Corner lot. Near schools Avail immed $1350/mo
Brookside Realty ~ Dave
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
1984 CADILLAC Eldorado, 13,600 kms. Runs great. Great collectors car. All original parts $3000.obo 604-462-7948
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www.PreApproval.cc FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Treat yourself this Christmas to $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.
CARS - DOMESTIC
1987 CHEVROLET Celebrity Clean, 166,00 kms, $1000. obo Call 604-619-8596 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
2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, slide-out beautiful cond. $16,500 obo. Call 604-287-1127 FORD, 4 X 4 XLT LARIAT truck & Okanagan camper, very good cond., $3,500. Call (604)820-8218.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
117,000 KMS, 1994 Jeep Cherokee mint, 4 door, 5 speed standard, a/c $2500. 778-893-4866 1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4795 obo 604-826-0519 2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4, auto, all options, dark green, 125 km, $9,300 firm. 604-538-4883.
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
ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720
ROOMS FOR RENT
1991 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, auto, 175 kms, aircared, clean, great shape, $1200. Phone (604)937-0916
PITT MEADOWS 2 bdrm ste in new home n/s n/p $900/mo incls hydro, avail immed. 604-465-5731 or 723-3854.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519
MAPLE RIDGE W. Newer 2 bdrm grnd level, $900 incl cbl/utils/net. Nr amens. Jan 1. Call 604-351-0005.
Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage
845 2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235
2006 FORD FUSION, 4 dr, 39,000 kms, V6, all options, $7,950 obo. Phone 604-780-8404
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
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
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
RECREATIONAL/SALE 2011 LAREDO 302LT
Maple Ridge. Spac. bachelor suite. W/D, hotplate. Nr bus. $550 incl heat. Now N/S N/P. 604-467-5820
Various downtown locations. Avail. Now! Updated and well maintained. Various sizes 320sf. - 2000sf. Starting at $495/month.
Call Maria at ridgemeadows property management Mon Fri 9-6 604-466-2838 or visit www.ridgemeadowsproperty management.com
MAPLE RIDGE bright beaut 1 bdrm full ba, shrd lndry, great area, N/P, $750 incl utils & net. 778-628-4665.
743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
CARS - DOMESTIC
1993 Chrysler Dynasty LE - exc. shape in & out. 6 cyl auto, loaded. AirCared. $1350. 778-893-4866.
OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE
1 BEDROOM SUITES
MAPLE RIDGE 2Bdrm, 1 bath, very clean, quiet. $720 incl utils. Avail now. ns/np. Gilbert 604-466-6388.
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Clothes That Work
SLEEPWEAR AND SLIPPERS
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR UNDER THE TREE!
WOMEN’S SELECT TEES
*EXCLUDES CLEARANCE PRICED ITEMS AND WOMEN’S POLAR FLEECE TAILORED PJ SET
BLOWOUT THE COUNTDOWN IS ON.
*SELECT MEN’S AND WOMEN’S STYLES.
TEXT & GET
FOOTWEAR UP TO
*SELECT MEN’S AND WOMEN’S QUAD COMFORT® CASUAL SHOES AND BOOTS. SEE SELECTION IN-STORE.
WHEN YOU SPEND $50 OR MORE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2011
TEXT “GIFT” TO 313131 TO RECEIVE YOUR SPECIAL CODE
*BEFORE TAXES. NOT APPLICABLE TO GIFT CARDS. STANDARD MESSAGING RATES APPLY. Total purchase must be $50 or more before taxes. To receive the special discount code required for the offer, text “GIFT” to 313131. Discount code must be presented at time of purchase. Offer has no cash value and can be used only once per transaction. Offer is valid only from December 14, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Offer not valid on marks.com. Visit marks.com for full details.
Gifts They’ll Really Love. Gifts They’ll Actually Use. ALL WINTER
SINGLE-PACK HOME SOCKS
*WOMEN’S ONLY. SELECT6 STYLES. EXCLUDES CLEARANCE PRICED ITEMS.
*WOMEN’S ONLY. EXCLUDES CLEARANCE PRICED ITEMS
ALL SLIPPERS % 25 OFF *WOMEN’S ONLY. EXCLUDES CLEARANCE PRICED ITEMS
Salee Ends Dece December b 24th, 2011
Shop Local! Everybody Wins!
22722 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge • 604-463-7277
Maple Ridge Store Only
MON TO SAT 9 AM - 9 PM • SUN 10 AM - 5 PM • • • INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED • CUSTOM EMBROIDERY CENTRE ON PREMISES • • •
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west coast auto group AVAILABLE
Free Apple iPad2 with any new 2011 or 2012 Mazda
Introducing the Restyled 2012 Mazda3
2011 Toyota ota Matrix
Lease from $
14,880 199per month
2011 Toyota yota Rav 4
23,530 2999 per month
2011 Toyota Venza
2012 Mazda5 CASH PURCHASE CREDITS UP TO
STAPLES CANADIAN TIRE
we will not be undersold
REBATES On most new 2011 and 2012 models. 2011 F-150 5.0L & 3.7L amount shown. $2,000 on most 2012 Focus models
72 MONTHS WITH $$0,000 BI-WEEKLY FOR 00 2,500 DOWN PAYMENT. OFFER EXCLUDES TAXES AND FREIGHT.
INCLUDES $750 WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE CASH ALTERNATIVE. VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011
PURCHASE PRICE $21,259 PLUS $399 ADMIN. FEE & TAXES
2011 FIESTA HATCHBACK SE 2011 FIESTA OWN FOR ONLY
BEST NEW SMALL CAR
BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 MONTHS $ 0,000 DOWN PAYMENT. WITH $ 2,500
PURCHASE PRICE $19,720 PLUS ADMIN. FEE & TAXES OFFER EXCLUDES TAXES$399 AND FREIGHT. INCLUDES $
750 WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE CASH ALTERNATIVE.
VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011
OWN FOR ONLY
Golden Ears Way
lowest prices guaranteed
PURCHASE A 2011 NISSAN TITAN AND GET A 2012 NISSAN VERSA FOR FREE.
BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 00 MONTHS $ 0,000 WITH $ 2,000 DOWN PAYMENT.
OFFER EXCLUDES TAXES$399 AND FREIGHT. PURCHASE PRICE $22,428 PLUS ADMIN. FEE & TAXES INCLUDES $
750 WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE CASH ALTERNATIVE.
VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011
19625 Lougheed Hwy.
20000 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows
19950 Lougheed Hwy., Pitt Meadows
149 1.99 000 0
DEWDNEY TRK RD
MEADOWS GARDENS GOLF COURSE
Titan rebate and free Versa deal not combinable 0% on select models & don’t pay for 4 months OAC While supplies last see dealer for details
D EN G OL
OWN FOR ONLY
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST,
WE SELL MAZDAS. WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?
2012 FUSION SE
IF IT’S NOT WORK DRIVING, THEN IT’S NOT WORTH SELLING.
All prices and payments plus taxes and fees. All ﬁnancing on approved credit. ++ See dealer for detail * on selected new vehicles.
2012 FOCUS SEDAN SE
HURRY IN, SALE ENDS DEC. 31, 2011. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS
(1) 84 months, 3.9% (2) 48 month, 2.9% , down payment $1995, $9,645 TP (3) 84 months (4) 84 months (5) 84 months (6) 84 months - plus taxes.
48 mo lease, 2.9% APR, DP $3558, TP $21,270 0% may not be combined with cash purchase price
DECEMBER 31-JANUARY 15 CHOOSE
On most new 2011 and 2012 models.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 0% FINANCING OR UP TO $12,000 OFF SELECT MODELS PLUS YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE A PAYMENT UNTIL SPRING!
26,245 369per month
DECEMBER 16-30 CHOOSE PURCHASE FINANCING AS LOW AS
Well equipped from FINANCE FROM $143 bi-weekly at 2.9%APR (6)
Lease from $
Well equipped from FINANCE FROM $225 bi-weekly at 1.9%APR (5)
60 month lease, APR 3.4%, DP $1888, TP $19,828 0% may not be combined with cash purchase price
Cash purchase price from...
Well equipped from FINANCE FROM $157 bi-weekly at 0% APR (4)
Lease from m $
Well equipped from FINANCE FROM $88 bi-weekly at 0.9%APR (3)
60 month lease, APR 3.4%, DP $2488, TP $14,428 0% may not be combined with Cash purchase price
FINANCE (1) LEASE FROMFROM $159$109 PERBI-WEEKLY MONTH (2) LEASE FROM PER MONTH (2) FINANCE FROM $109 BI-WEEKLY(1)
60 mo lease, 3.4% APR, DP $1888 TP $ 13,228
Cash purchase price from...
Lease or Finance from...
NOW MORE E CHOICE CHOICE TH THAN T HAN A YOU CAN IIMAGINE.
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FORD LINCOLN Sales Toll Free
DL 6077 WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTERCARD & AMERICAN EXPRESS
20370 Lougheed Hwy. www.westcoastautogroup.com
Parts & Service Toll Free 1-888-889-7826
CERTAIN DATE RESTRICTIONS APPLY. OFFERS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE SAME TIME
2011 Toyota yota Corolla
A ONE TIME OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AMAZING DEALS RIGHT BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR!
OR REBATES UP TO
located at the north end of the new golden ears bridge
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The complete December 14, 2011 issue of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, visit www....
Published on Dec 14, 2011
The complete December 14, 2011 issue of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, visit www....