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Teen pleas for rave witnesses Young woman maintains she was sexually assaulted by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter A day after charges against her alleged attacker were stayed, a teenage girl maintained Wednesday she was sexually assaulted at a Pitt Meadows rave party in 2010. “No one, including myself, would let this happen to them willingly,” she said, flanked by her father at

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The lawyer for a young man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at Pitt Meadows rave has characterized police statements about his client as a witch hunt. Although Crown stayed a charge of sexual assault against Colton McMorris on Tuesday, RCMP continued to maintain a day later that evidence exists to prove otherwise. At a press conference with the victim of the alleged assault and her father on Wednesday, Sgt. Peter Thiessen bristled at suggestions that police had overstated the alleged assault. “I can assure you, knowing the content of these photos, it was not exaggerated what happen to this girl,” said Thiessen, referring to the graphic and sexually explicit photos that spread across the Internet following the rave in September 2010. “I would say if anybody heard the details of what this girl experienced, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I can assure you, you will all be shocked by these photos.” See Lawyer, p5

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Liberals to force contract on teachers Education minister George Abbott drafting legislation to end ongoing job action

by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter

by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter B.C. Education Minister George Abbott announced Thursday that he intends to introduce legislation next week to end the ongoing teacher job action, and impose a contract on B.C. teachers. The decision comes after the release Thursday morning of a report by assistant deputy minister for industrial relations Trevor Hughes, stating a negotiated settlement between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the government’s bargaining agent, the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, would be unlikely. Abbott wouldn’t give specifics about the terms of the teacher contract he plans to impose, but said it would conform to the Liberal government’s netzero mandate of no wage increases for public sector employees for the next two years. “We have three-quarters of public employees, with 100-plus contracts negotiated with the net-zero mandate,” Abbott said. “We have to proceed on that basis.” Abbott said he was disappointed and saddened at having to impose the contract, but said he felt he had no other option. “Teachers will be upset, but in some cases they will be relieved,” he said. “The union leadership will take a dim view of it, but I will not let a dispute among adults affect kids.” Abbott said he was concerned about the absence of report cards and collaborative meetings between teachers and administrators. “It’s unacceptable that this situation continues,” he said. “When the adults can’t come to a respectful agreement, it’s always the students that pay the price.” Abbott said some districts have seen a spike in failure rates, which he attributes to the ongoing teacher job action. However, Maple Ridge Teachers Association president George Serra be-

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Susan Croll and George Serra, vice-president and president of the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association, untangle hearts hanging from trees outside the school district office earlier this month. More than 400 hearts were hung, containing messages written by teachers from either Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows about what they love about their jobs and what they wish they had for their everyday teaching. lieves the province never had any intention of negotiating with teachers. “This was their plan all along, so it’s not surprising,” he said. “They had one goal in mind, and that was to convince the public we were at an impasse so they could legislate us back to work.” If the government was serious about reaching a fair contract with teachers, they would have considered appointing a mediator to settle the dispute, according to Serra, as was done in 2006. “Kids in public school should not be made to suffer because the Liberals can’t balance their budget,” he said. “That’s too big a sacrifice.” Given that both sides were close to $2 billion apart in contract talks, Abbott said mediation would have done little good to bridge that gap. However, he added that non-monetary is-

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“[An illegal walk-out] will be one of the possibilities we’ll be looking at.” George Serra, Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association president

However, Serra said he believes the province will use this latest legislated contract to strip more provisions from teacher contracts. “They are getting everything they want and are denying us of the process to get anything we need.”

As for what’s next, Serra said an illegal walk-out is on the table. “At the end of the day, it will be one of the possibilities we’ll be looking at,” he said. “But whatever we decide on, it will be voted on by teachers.” Teachers across the province have been taking part in ongoing job action since September, when contract talks between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the province’s bargaining agent, the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, broke down last summer. Teachers have been without a contract since June. The BCTF proposed a three-year contract that would give teachers a 15-per-cent increase over that span. BCTF estimates the contract will cost an extra $300 million per year. But BCPSEA pegs that number at upwards of $500 million in the first year alone.

Budget sets stage for a decade of education cuts: BCTF by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Liberal government’s 2012 budget struck a sour note with many involved in public education. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon touted the budget on Tuesday, saying the Liberal government will increase education funding by $165 million over three years, despite a trend of declining enrollment, while block funding to school districts remains unchanged at

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$4.7 billion per year through to 2014-15. However, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation condemned the budget, calling it the beginning of a second decade of deep cuts for B.C. schools. The modest increases contained in the budget don’t come close to offsetting rising costs due to inflation, amounting to a funding cut of $100 million annually, according to BCTF President Susan Lambert. “Sadly, this government is putting B.C. in a race to the bottom,” she said. Maple Ridge school board chair

Mike Murray said the lack of new education funding means school districts will continue to face funding pressures. “Districts are certainly going to be feeling the pressure over this budget, and our district is no different,” he said. “I appreciate the province’s need to manage their own finances ... but the reality is that we don’t control the size of the envelope, we can only control what we do with it.” Murray said the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District is in stron-

ger shape financially than many other districts. “We’re in not bad financial shape because of the responsible, difficult decisions previous boards have made to cut administration staff and close schools,” he said. “We’re pretty lean, but we always have to be looking areas where we can save.” Murray said he hopes to be able to balance the district’s budget without negatively affecting the classroom. “That’s always the last thing we want to do,” he said.

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The lack of new education funding and another legislated contract are resulting in an all-time low for teacher morale, says the head of the local teachers’ union. That could lead to more teachers leaving the province and fewer teachers leading extracurricular activities at their schools. Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association president George Serra says the Liberal government’s recent decisions have made it clear it doesn’t have any respect for teachers or the teaching profession. “Teaching isn’t just a job,” he said. But given how teachers have been treated by the provincial government, he added, many are less inclined to take part in extracurricular activities. “If you demoralize a group enough, that’s what is going to happen,” he said. “For example, there’s fewer teacher coaches these days. That’s a direct result of a Liberal government that doesn’t respect teachers.” Serra believes B.C. teachers will end up leaving the province for better pay elsewhere, and fewer people will want to enter the profession. “When you think of everything a teacher goes through to get their degree ... only to end up being paid less than in other provinces, to have their contract stripped, to have a government that doesn’t respect their profession, it’s no wonder they might leave,” Serra said. He called the recent decisions by the Liberal government proof they don’t support public education. “What we’re seeing is another right-wing government targeting the working class,” Serra said. “I think a lot of teachers have had enough.”


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‘This isn’t the way to run a state’ Lawyer from front Tony Serka, who represents McMorris, stressed his client is being “put through a mill” for something he didn’t do. He points out the victim when with his client to a McDonald restaurant after the alleged assault took place. “This isn’t the way to run a state. They are saying things like they are facts,” said Serka. “They are planting the seeds so people can hate my client. If he is innocent – as I believe he is – he is the one who should get sympathy.” Crown entered a stay of proceedings Tuesday, bringing criminal proceedings against McMorris to a halt, five days before he was to stand trial. The sudden stay came after a senior prosecutor reviewed the available evidence and concluded there was no longer a likelihood of a conviction. Serka said his client came forward on his own and spoke to police a few

days after the rave – without a lawyer present. The police interrogation generated a transcript that’s 119 pages long. He had two officers yelling at him for sometime, added Serka. “This is the guy who has never been in trouble in his Serka life, who is honest and he is being painted with this brush for the rest of his life.” A lawyer since the 1970s who is known for two landmark Supreme Court of Canada cases, Serka remains shocked by the conduct of RCMP and the “inflammatory language” they initially used to describe the alleged assault. “[Sgt.] Peter Thiessen should remember that a person is innocent until proven guilty,” said Serka. “You can’t say things like, ‘make no mistake

about it, this is a rape,’ when you really don’t know. That inflammatory language is for a reason, it’s to inflame people.” The “code of silence” police blame for hindering their investigation, Serka completely dismisses. “It’s not a code of silence. It’s just that the people who are talking are saying things that the police don’t want to hear. Many people don’t want to be involved with this.” Serka believes his client should pursue a defamation lawsuit. “By telling lies, they have branded this guy, they’ve given him the scarlet letter. “There has got to be some consequences for that. But it’s the police and it’s a different kettle of fish and they have different rules.”

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Make no mistake One day after charges were stayed against a man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at a Pitt Meadows rave, RCMP stood behind her and her father to express their disappointment and maintain their allegations. Crown entered a stay of proceedings Tuesday against Colton Ashton McMorris on one count of sexual assault. The Criminal Justice branch concluded that the available evidence did not provide a substantial likelihood of conviction, even after a senior prosecutor conducted a thorough assessment of the information collected. This despite an investigation by not only Ridge Meadows RCMP’s serious crime unit, but specialized teams from E Division headquarters. This despite the fact the alleged assault took place at a party attended by hundreds of teens, and that one of them took photographs and a video of the incident and posted them on the social-networking site Facebook. They were repeatedly shared online, prompting police to make a public appeal to stop their distribution. Police said during their initial investigation that as many as half a dozen men may have been involved in the alleged assault and that the young girl had been drugged. At first, they called it a gang rape. In the end, only one man was charged with sexual assault. Now that charge has been stayed. Understandably, the young woman and her father, who cannot be named, are upset. As are police. They claim the charges are not an exaggeration, but need more witnesses to come forward, to lift the “code of silence.” Police are steadfast in their belief a sexual assault occurred. They’ve seen the pictures. We haven’t. But the lawyer for the accused is correct in stating that police are overstepping their boundaries and inflaming the issue, that his client is innocent until proven guilty. He should be tried in a court of law – a solemn inquiry into the truth – not at the South Bonson Community Centre. Make no mistake, RCMP are not judge and jury, nor prosecutors. Their duty, partly, is to gather enough evidence to make arrests and secure charges to help prove a crime was committed. In this case, they haven’t done so. – The News

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atire makes us re-evaluate behaviour that doesn’t make sense. An off-the wall joke, some absurd humour, can shine critical light on injustice, greed, stupidity. With all that’s wrong in the world, a good laugh is therapeutic. Along the Fraser In Jonathan Swift’s 1725 novel, Gulliver’s Jack Emberly Travels, an Englishman is lost in the country of peace-loving horses called Houyhnhyms. A “yahoo,” or human, Gulliver embodies the question of whether power or moral values should guide society. Representing the influential folk of his day, Gulliver offers his hosts the formula for gun-powder – get rich, rule their world. It’s rejected by the Houyhnhyms – they’ve got horse sense – who can’t comprehend the concept of greed, or lies, and see no use for weapons of mass destruction. In 2006, Stephen Colbert, a modern comedic satirist, made George Bush the target of ridicule. At a White House Correspondents’ dinner, Colbert, the guest speaker, told Bush he supported him because he not only “stands for things”… “he stands on them,” a jab at Bush’s infamous 2003 “Mission Accomplished” speech as he stood on board the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. Many didn’t laugh, but Colbert had achieved his goal

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– to rekindle press interest in facts about Iraq that needed more critical play in the media. The war wasn’t over. Most casualties occurred after Bush proudly displayed his victory banner. At first, it’s hard to see humour in the Gateway pipeline proposal to carry oil across 800 miles of boreal forest to tankers bound for factories in China and California. There’s been a moratorium on tankers on the northwest coast since 1972. Spill containment booms would be useless. The Sierra Club notes Enbridge has no spill responsibility for the “200 tankers a year” that “would weave a hazardous path through an obstacle course of narrow, reef studded channels and inlets of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest.” Oil companies can’t replace killer whales or their habitat, but would they pay for a clean-up effort? In 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons. The slick that couldn’t be contained even after three years destroyed a herring fishery that had existed for generations. Exxon, the richest corporation in the world – 2011 sales of $404.5 billion – was fined $5 billion in a class action lawsuit. It fights that decision in court. Pipeline ruptures are inevitable. Over 1,000 pristine streams and salmon bearing rivers, including the Skeena, could be lost forever by just one spill from the proposed Enbridge line . On July 26, 2010, an Enbridge pipeline in Michigan poured 800,000 gallons of crude into the Kalamazoo River. Clean-up cost-

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ing hundreds of millions was suspended in November 2011 because of low sediment temperatures. Northern B.C. isn’t warmer. Our government, undeterred by facts like these, barrels on in support of Enbridge while denouncing “radical environmentalists” and other pipeline “adversaries” whose only aim – they say – is to block trade and progress. These “radicals,” according to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, are “a group of people who don’t take into account the facts (see the above, Joe), but are driven by ideological imperatives.” The list of those is growing. Where are the B.C. Liberals on Enbridge? They’ll tell in 2013, when the environmental review panel wraps up. But B.C. Energy Minister, Rich Coleman hinted when he criticized Terrace council last week for its negative vote on the pipeline. Greenpeace is another negative group. It’s criticized the tar sands for “its social and health costs, pollution of the Athabasca River, air toxins, loss of farmland, removal of the Boreal Forest and the growth of greenhouse gases.” ForestEthics, whose stated purpose is to protect ”wild places and human wellbeing,” is another idealistic, but practical opponent of the Gateway pipeline, and supertankers. Time for one last bit of satire. In 2010, some folks in Stewart, B.C., got together with “radicals” from Michigan to illustrate the fact that oil spills in the northland could not be contained. See Emberly, p7

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THE NEWS/letters Role of churches has changed over years EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: More churches need to help (Letters, Feb. 15); A reminder, churches are not just for Sunday (Letters, Feb. 22); How about it (Letters, Feb. 22). In response to Sandy Macdougall’s letter that churches aren’t doing enough in the community for the tax breaks they receive, Carolyn Speer’s letter lists what her church does in the community. Unfortunately for Ms. Speer, her letter inadvertently proves Mr. MacDougall’s case. The list includes “countless services individuals in the church have done for the community.” Unfortunately, doing volunteer work does not qualify you for tax breaks, otherwise many non-church-going people would be in line for these breaks. Holding ladies’ teas, lunches and the like should not be tax deductible, either. Ms. Speer mentioned the food bank ‘operating’ out of her church building. Now if her church offers free rent to the food bank, then, yes, I would say she has a point there.

Hammond fine without curbs EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Hammond residents tired of second-class treatment (Letters, Feb. 22). Eric Phillips wrote about proposed Hammond roadworks, claiming to represent the community. Well, I am part of the Hammond community, too, and I couldn’t disagree more. I am very happy with the Maple Ridge engineering department and its decision to not put a curb and gutters on Lorne Avenue. What may be fine for Mr. Phillips and his neighbours will flood others of us on the street where we don’t have the six-inch height of a new curb to play with. Hammond was subdivided in the 1800s. It was never

envisioned as a suburban community with modern day curb and gutter. It was dirt and gravel. Over the years, you have to appreciate, the road gets higher and higher, built up with layers of gravel and later asphalt, until we end up with the condition we have now – burying some homes below the road. The condition a lot of us have is the opposite of modern subdivisions, which have homes set uphill from the curb and gutter. In order to put a curb and gutters on Lorne Ave. without causing flooding, the entire street would need to be excavated down eight inches or more to provide positive drainage.

Otherwise, for some of us, the new curb is just a dam holding water on flooding lots. This amount of work is not financially feasible at this time for the district. I moved to Hammond for its unique historic character. I wasn’t interested in curbs and gutters. I did not want to move into a typical subdivision. There are lots of places in Maple Ridge like that. It’s too bad that some people think curbs and gutters will make them safe because that is a false sense of security. Hammond survived a long time without curbs. Other places in the world do fine without them.

I guess what has changed is that, today, there is such little concern for neighbours, such that someone would drive 80 to 90 kilometres on such a small, local street. Perhaps time could be better spent shaming these ignorant drivers rather than waving placards and claiming to represent the community. The cheapest and best option would be showing each other respect and leaving the road as-is. Until we get there, no one is representing a community, because without some neighbourly respect on our roads, one does not exist. RORY DAFOE PORT HAMMOND

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As far as Cherryl Katnich’s extensive list goes, I would be on board with her, but for the fact she states that “churches advocate for shelter ... ” etc. Advocating is one thing, doing is another (see book of James). The role of the church has changed over the years. In days gone by, churches were responsible for most of society’s social welfare. Now the onus falls on the government. The churches are not fulfilling their role of social welfare provider anymore and, therefore, should not reap the benefits

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Rebooting critical thought Emberly from p6 The result, an elaborate hoax, was orchestrated by Sean Devlin, from Vancouver. He explained it at Cinema Politica last month. “We asked ourselves, what would Enbridge do to prepare for an oil leak. What would their response look like?” The answer was the MyHairCaresProgram, which claimed a powerful, new clean-up method for oil spills. “We developed an oil spill strategy on behalf of Enbridge,” Devlin recalled. Human hair, it seems, soaks up oil like a sponge. Containment booms made of hair would be utilized in the event of pipeline ruptures. This hoax was swallowed by the media. “There was a huge response,” Devlin said. Newspapers, and TV stations in Canada and the U.S. ran the story as if it were fact. Countless salons offered free hair. Enbridge, unamused, denied everything. But Devlin had accomplished his goal – to reboot critical thought about the risks of oil pipelines. Don’t believe any yahoo who says oil spills are containable. In the early l960s, Brylcreem, a greasy gel for the ‘wet’ look (a little dab’l do ya) convinced me that hair doesn’t absorb oil, and that JFK’s ‘dry’ look was the only way to go. It still is.

Re: Friends of teens killed in crash start FADD (The News, Feb. 10). I knew it would eventually happen. The young people are starting to show their mettle and outclassed the adults by a wide margin in last week’s news, proving they are smarter than their seniors. While older municipal councillors discussed smart as to meters, both the installation, and health issues of same, and while a body of teachers were busy cutting out hearts and making a mess of the grounds at the school board offices,

the teens were forming a peer group to convince others that drinking and driving is not the smart thing to do. So, should we support supposed sages who waste time on agenda items that are out of their bailiwick, or teachers who can’t seem to find time for report cards, but can find time to do silly things, or praise the adeptness of the young adults who have taken a very sad situation and been creative? Not a tough decision for me. LORNE RIDING MAPLE RIDGE

People don’t sell their cars, homes to pay bills EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: B.C. in red, but back in black next year (The News, Feb. 22). I have just listened to the B.C. Liberal government’s 2012 budget speech. I am horrified that you intend to sell our last remaining assets. People don’t

sell their car, furniture and house to pay their bills. The B.C. government is elected to look after British Columbia’s best interests. This government has done nothing but sell, privatize and give away our assets, one by one. No one ever gave you per-

mission to do that. You are supposed to be the stewards of the province, not the destroyers. You people have undone nearly everything in 11 years that previous governments have been building up since 1858. Enough is enough. Call

the election. If you truly believe that British Columbians support your systematic dismantling, then you shouldn’t have to worry about getting re-elected. CHERYL BARON MAPLE RIDGE

Adding tolls to Pitt River Bridge would be ‘insane’ EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Jack Emberly is a retired teacher, local author and environmentalist.

Letters welcome Letters to the editor should be exclusive to The News and address topics of interest to residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Include full name and address, as well as daytime phone number for verification. Keep letters to 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. @ E-mail letters to editor@mapleridgenews.com.

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Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin is open to having tools on bridges like the Pitt River.

Re: ‘TransLink, open your books’ (The News, Feb. 15). For Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin to suggest that the Pitt River Bridge be tolled is totally irresponsible. Must he be reminded that he was elected by the people for the people? It is ludicrous to suggest that the only road westbound to the neighbouring communities be tolled, and he should resign as mayor for even contemplating it. People in Maple Ridge, for the most part, live here because it is cheaper, and

many have lower incomes than in other communities. We already have our only means of southbound traffic from our municipality being heavily tolled, and another burden would be insane. I liken it to having every single road between Burnaby/Vancouver or Surrey/ Delta/Langley be tolled, for example. If he had made that comment before the last election, I am sure that he would have been an ‘also-ran.’ J. LABELLE MAPLE RIDGE


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Dewdney Trunk Road Watermain Replacement (Laity Street to 216 Street) Reference No: ITT-EN12-31 Project No: E03-010-079 The District of Maple Ridge invites tenders for the Dewdney Trunk Road Watermain Replacement from Laity Street to 216 Street. The work generally consists of approximately 700m of 300mm diameter watermain installation, water service connections, hydrants and pavement restoration. Tender Documents may be obtained on or after Tuesday, February 28, 2012 during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except holidays) at the Engineering Counter of the District of Maple Ridge, on payment of a non-refundable amount of $56.00 (incl. HST) made payable to the District of Maple Ridge. The document can also be downloaded from BC Bid at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. The Tender Documents may be viewed at the Plan Room of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3. For all inquiries, contact Richard Wong at the District of Maple Ridge at 604-467-7492 or email at rwong@mapleridge.ca. Tender Closing Date:

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Maple Ridge council will give the provincial government a piece of its mind on smart meters, with the exception of Coun. Mike Morden. After discussing the issue last week, council agreed on sending a letter to Premier Christy Clark, asking for support of the district’s motion to make B.C. Hydro smart meters optional. The letter will emphasize there’s “an expectation of public engagement, transparency and accountability related to decisions made by the provincial government and its Crown corporations and that decisions

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But Coun. Corisa Bell, who introduced the resolution, said B.C. Hydro was compelled by the provincial government to convert to smart meters. “I don’t feel by expressing, encouraging our higher levels of government to partake in public consultation to be insulting in any way.â€? She said council shouldn’t care what the Liberal party thinks. “We’re here to represent the people ‌ I don’t feel we’re doing something wrong, but reminding them who they’re working for.â€? Bell is one of the few non-Liberals on council and Morden is considering running for the Liberal nomination in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. Coun. Cheryl Ashlie said council was correct in sending the letter.

The provincial government should have to meet the same requirements for public consultation as municipalities, she added. It’s clear there was no public consultation before the conversion program, said Coun. Al Hogarth. “I’d just like to see us be a bit more aggressive.� Morden added that Hydro has made 150 presentations throughout the province and visited 60 communities with each household getting letters in advance of installation. If people don’t want a meter, they can call Hydro and get put on the hold list. Hydro representatives then contact the residents. But most residents accept the meters once they learn a bit, Hydro has said previously.

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such as the installation of smart meters by B.C. Hydro involve public engagement prior to the decision being made.â&#x20AC;? Some people have concerns about the health effects from the brief radio signals used to transmit electrical consumption in homes. But Morden didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support the resolution at Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshop meeting. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if Hydro had actually done public consultation before starting the $900-million project that will replace meters in 1.8 million homes across B.C. Morden said council should be cautious and try to ensure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not damaging relationships with the provincial government, adding that criticism is not helpful if the district was expecting money for a new school in Albion.

How does the 12,000-acre Mission interpretive forest sound as a job generator? With $3 million in road improvements, some new campgrounds and cooperation with First Nations, the area could give local tourism a boost and tap into the Lower Mainland market of 2.5 million people. But what about an international education park at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport? Teacher training and more capacity in intellectual and infrastructure could produce

more jobs there as well. Those are just two of the ideas identiďŹ ed during a brainstorming session last December at the Arts Centre Theatre. Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission were chosen for the Regional Economic Development Pilot Project that involved government and business leaders gathering for the day and ďŹ guring what can be done to kick start job creation, without throwing bagfuls of money into the mix. A total of 67 projects were identiďŹ ed in the B.C. Jobs Plan project, then whittled down to

nine in the last few weeks by a steering committee involving local economic development ofďŹ ces and MLA Marc Dalton. The other projects still up for consideration are: an agri-food distribution hub; a green building technologies centre; a working farm school; a business innovation accelerator; and eco-industrial park; improving the Fraser River for transportation and recreation; and a tourism-recreation corridor involving Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission that would jointly market and develop tourism and infra-

structure. That coincides with the Experience the Fraser project already underway and which envisions recreational trails on both side of the Fraser River from Vancouver to Hope. Next month, the one or two projects that actually will be followed through will be announced. Similar projects will be unrolled throughout B.C. by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation.

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Invitation to Quote ITQ-OP12-22 Roadside Flail Mowing The District of Maple Ridge invites quotations for Roadside Flail Mowing. Sealed quotations, clearly marked, “ITQ-OP12-22 Roadside Flail Mowing” are requested by 2:00 P.M. Local Time, Friday, March 9, 2012 at the following address: District of Maple Ridge 11995 Haney Place, Reception Desk (Main Floor) Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6A9 There will be no public opening for this Invitation to Quote (ITQ). No information will be disclosed from the time of Bid opening to the time a contract is awarded. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

Hit and run A cyclist is helped to an ambulance after being hit by a pickup that fled the scene Thursday morning at Dewdney Trunk Road and 216th Street in Maple Ridge. Police are looking for a silver 2000 Dodge pickup with a canopy.

Man sought in violent sexual assault Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman Friday in Maple Ridge. The man in a green pickup truck met the woman near 225th Street and Lougheed Highway between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to Ridge Meadows RCMP. Then he drove the woman to a remote area, believed to be around 256th Street and Dewdney Trunk Road, where he sexually assaulted her. “We are definitely going to need help from citizens to solve this horrible crime,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop. “Not only was she sexually and physically assaulted, she was abandoned in a rural area and forced to make her own way back to Maple Ridge. “ The woman sought help from a man who drove her into downtown Maple Ridge, where she could get help. Police are looking to speak to him. “We want to thank, and interview the helpful citizen who picked her up and drove her to the downtown area, where she was able to get assistance,” added Dunlop. The suspect is described as a white man in his 50s with a pale complexion and shoulder-length blond hair and a moustache. He had a deep voice. He was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, and had a gold ring on the finger of one hand. He was driving a green single cab, full-sized pickup truck with a white camper. • Anyone with information is asked to call Brad Gibson with the Ridge Meadows RCMP serious crime unit at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous,

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Three people escaped serious injury following a crash early Tuesday in Pitt Meadows. The crash between a Dodge Avenger and Volkswagen Jetta happened at 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Harris and Old Dewdney Trunk Road.

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested a 41-year-old man Tuesday on allegations of an assault and failing to abide by his bail conditions. Police were called to a McDonald’s restaurant on Harris Road in Pitt

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TransLink hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bailedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on residents Still willing to address bridge concerns by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter TransLink is reassuring residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows that it will continue to work with them to address complaints related to the Golden Ears Bridge. The commitment to keep on working with residents comes after several expressed concerns that a community action group, which has been meeting with the regional transportation authority since September, was dissolved two weeks ago. TransLink hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;bailedâ&#x20AC;? on the meetings, as someone suggested, said spokesperson Drew Snider. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had discussed the key issues the group identified â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noise and drainage, with speed and signage identified as subsets of the noise issue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we felt that those issues were appropriately addressed.â&#x20AC;? To address complaints about noise, TransLink will either increase the height of an existing sound barrier by 1.5 metres (five feet) or building a brand new one that is 4.6 metres in height (15 feet) to dampen the sound of traffic along Golden Ears Way and Airport Way.

Signs will also be going up reminding truckers not to use their engine brakes and reduce speed. Residents claim the decision was â&#x20AC;&#x153;imposedâ&#x20AC;? on them by TransLink and want sinus plates laid over the bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s croaking expansion joints. The plates, however, are a challenge to install and too expensive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was not an arbitrary decision, but was taken following discussions with the residents and the independent consultants. It is also the most expensive of those options to implement,â&#x20AC;? said Snider, referring to the decision to increase the height of the wall. Snider insists TransLink has provided the residents will all the documents concerning noise and drainage they requested. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No new issues were raised in the October and November meetings, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided further meetings are not necessary,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We told the community action group clearly that if they want further meetings, they can hold them and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be willing to attend to address any bridge-related concerns.â&#x20AC;? Residents, meanwhil,e are increasingly frustrated with what they call â&#x20AC;&#x153;mixed messagesâ&#x20AC;? from TransLink and some are contemplating legal action. Coun. Bruce Bell, who at-

tended all four meetings, is disappointed with the way TransLink handled the last one and believes TransLink can do more to alleviate residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns, especially when it comes to noise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were told the meetings would go on as long as there were issues for the residents,â&#x20AC;? said Bell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel that TransLink is failing their minimum standards ... related to the bridge noise. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my view the city should be involved with this. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone to the meetings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late to fix things, if people step up to the mark and do whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right.â&#x20AC;?

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A society without God Acts from p18 Life is messy. But to make our hurts, weaknesses and failings the basis for what we believe is simply silly. People have tried to build a society without God, but every time it has been tried, it has ended in a bloody mess. The French tried it. They started with the French Revolution in 1790, but that never led to the ideal society they all envisioned. Instead, when the people cast off morals, they became more violent. It became so bad that it took a fellow named Guillotine to find a way to make the killings less painful; 50,000 deaths later, a little dictator named Napoleon finally brought order to the anarchy. Those in the former USSR who revolted in 1917 were determined to build a “God-free” utopia based on the teachings

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Ultra gorgeous two storey on oversize park like lot. Inside is 100% renovated and shows like a dream. Deluxe master suite and much more. 5’ crawl space with easy access. Professionally landscaped yard with privacy. Must see!

Rancher In Great Neighbourhood

$

388,800

Easy one level living! Open concept rancher with 3 bdrms and central air conditioning. Excellent neighbourhood & ample back yard with new fencing, covered patio and south & west exposure. Newer roof, furnace & appli’s.

Why pay more?

214,900

Big Rancher Central Location

Tamarack Beauty

$

$

New Listing! This is a very attractive 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo with open concept kitchen and professional full interior renovation. Ultra quiet corner location with 2 patios. Seller paid $238k before reno. Priced for quick sale...

$

384,900

This big spacious rancher is just steps from town. Features sunken living rm with feature fireplace, kitchen with attached family rm & stainless appliances. Hard to find games rm big enough for billiards table or projection TV!

Upper Unit - Mountain View

$

224,900

New Listing! The Colonial for adults 45+ on 224th St., just a block from ECRA. This unit is at the far north upper corner of development with mountain and greenbelt views. 2 bdrms, 2 baths and built-in chair lift.

Offer Collapsed - Back On Market

$

244,900

After receiving multiple offers the first week on the market, this condo is available again. It shows amazing with greenbelt and river views. 2 bdrms + den. Huge covered balcony. River Gardens near WC Express.

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD Happy Seller Saved

$$$ #103 - 21868 Lougheed Hwy. You Finish Suite

Happy Seller Saved

$$$ 12730 - 227 St., Maple Ridge Family First

$

258,900

Just what your family needs! Affordable 3 bdrm w/fenced yard in quiet area of Pitt Meadows. Roof & furnace just 2 yrs old. Tons of storage in crawlspace, parking for 3 up front. Pet friendly complex, low maint fees.

$

389,900

Stylish & remodelled home! Main floor is completely done. All new kitchen and main bath. New floors, windows, electrical & plumbing. Sep suite down in progress with most materials to finish included. Quiet Central location.

Big Value Small Price

$

369,900

5 bdrm, 2 full bath home on a 14,000+ sq. ft. lot. Charming character home offers newer roof & furnace, and remodelled kitchen. Giant lot with all services could allow large workshop or Garden Suite. Family neighbourhood.

Full Realtor Services • Free Market Evaluation • www.onepercentrealty.com


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We Never Stop Moving

TRI-TEL REALTY

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MARSHELL FORSTER

604-561-4012

TRI-TEL REALTY

22519 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4

U LT I M AT E

#5 12065 228th St., M.R.

1480 sq. ft. corner unit with huge private roof top deck and incredible view of mountains, new paint and granite counters throughout! 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms vacant ready to move into

Bonnie Telep works for you! Paying High Interest Rates on Your Credit Card!

575,900

24877 Smith Ave., M.R.

289,900

Remember... your bank works for the bank,

$

449,999

23726 111A St., M.R.

7,191 sq. ft. corner lot half blk to Blue Mtn Elementary & Garibaldi Secondary schools. 1,642 sq. ft. home has vaulted ceilings, 2 gas f/p’s, open concept in the living & dining rms. Kitchen, family rm & eating area combined w/nice big island to work at. 3 bdrms, RV parking. Bonus - new roof and garage door.

Absolutely gorgeous 4 bdrm, 4 bath home. Granite countertops, undermount sinks, crown mouldings, ledgestone fireplace, high ceilings on main and down. $18,000 worth of new h/w on the main. Master bdrm has 5 pce ensuite w/soaker tub & sep shower. Very open floor plan with loft. Completely finished bsmt.

Falcon Oaks! This is a spacious plan in a nice neighbourhood. The finished floor area is over 3,000 sq. ft. with 5 bdrms plus a good sized office or den. To help with your energy costs and comfort the present owners installed a heat pump in 2008. Easy to suite. Close to shopping, schools & transit.

$

23730 - 120B Avenue, Maple Ridge

538,800

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604-467-9300 *OAC - Rates subject to change. Certain conditions apply.

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OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

TRI-TEL REALTY

22519 Dewdney Trk Rd, Maple Ridge

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OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

You can’t miss with this very profitable, easy to operate local convenience store. Owner will train! 23193 - 116th Ave., M.R. 1458 sq. ft. 3 bdrm rancher. Double garage, fully fenced yard

$

175,000

Asking Only + Inventory

Asking Only $399,000

TRI-TEL REALTY

Jenny Shin Unlicensed Assistant

Cass & Jeff

604-467-9300

OPEN SUNDAY 12-1:30

679,900

• 3400 sq. ft. finished • Close to town centre, • 2 bdrm legal suite down shopping and rec centre • Guest rm w/full ensuite • Double garage

22815-126B Ave., Maple Ridge

$

569,900

• 1925 sq. ft. rancher • 3 bedrooms • 2 baths

• Double garage • Close to town centre, shopping and rec centre

10356 Jackson Rd. M.R.

Suite Deal!

Equestrian Estate

Priced over $30,000 below current assessment! 3,000 sq. ft. , 6 yr old home featuring 4 bdrms up, den on main, bsmt ready to go for 2 bdrm + den suite. All this for only $499,900. Call Now!

Asking $16k below assessed value. 8 bdrm, 4 bath, 2 kitchen home. Over 3,700 sq. ft. in a cul-de-sac location. Giveaway price of $544,000. Don’t Miss It!

Not on MLS Yet! 11242 272nd St

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

12652 - 228 St., Maple Ridge

22826 Docksteader

5 BRAND NEW HOMES

++++++++++++

6 year old, 3,700 sq. ft. 2 storey + basement home on a large, ultra private greenbelt lot in Silver Valley. This home is a showpiece and will make you the envy of all your peers. Asking $759,800.

Congratulations to Brent & Janine. Winners of Canucks vs Leafs tickets from our Open House draw.

2.5 useable acres with 3 bdrm remodeled home. Riding ring, 3 stall barn with tack room and lots more.... Call us for more details

++++++++++++

$

Includes HST

Just Listed

++++++++++++

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S E R V I C E

“We keep our promise, or you don’t keep us.”

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Picture Perfect

Pitt Meadows “Sheridan Hill” is home to this 3,000 sq. ft. 4 bdrm masterpiece on an ultra private 1.13 acre hillside lot. Parklike yard, huge deck for entertaining. You have to see it! Asking $899,900

Includes HST

$

429,900

• High end home with unfinished basement views of Golden Ears • 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths Mtns and valley below • 50 year roof • 2 storey with full • Quality finishings

13619 McKercher Dr., Maple Ridge

• Living/family rm • Computer niche • 3 bedrooms • 3 1/2 baths

• Double garage • Close to schools, shopping, park & transit

23942 Dewdney Trk Rd., M.R.

Room To Stretch

B for Bargan - C for Sure

Start Here

Awesome 70 x 159’ lot in Websters Corners. Older, remodelled 3 bdrm family home is over 1,500 sq. ft. Country quiet, but city close. Asking only $399,900. Won’t last, call now!

Foreclosure, best deal on the market. 2,024 sq. ft. 4 bdrm, 4 bath townhome in prestigious Maple Wood Creek complex. Asking $307,000. Try your offer, we want to make a deal!!

2 bedroom townhome in Galiano complex. 1,061 sq. ft., shows nicely. Priced better than a condo at $199,900. What a deal! Pick up the phone!

Call Us! 604.467.9300 Call Us!


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“SELL FIRST” “ THEN GET THE BEST BUYS”

For the way you live

Sound advice for todays challenging market. Buyers can negotiate for a better purchase. 959,900

$

RIVERSIDE PARADISE Serene 2 acres of natural beauty surrounded by creeks and Alouette River. From the minute you drive over your private bridge you enjoy all the charm of this 4 level contemporary home. Decks, patio’s pool and hot tub plus swimming and fishing from your back door. This home will satisfy your every need.

12680 239 St

SEE IT ON VIRTUAL TOUR MLS #V907627

439,900

$

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

21009 River Road

TAKE IN THIS INCREDIBLE VIEW!

$

$

234,900

#205 11601 227th St. Stunning view from this 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit. Stainless steel appl., washer/dryer, new paint, blinds and air conditioning

M TEA Selling? Buying?

bobterepocki@hotmail.com

Dave

Lots start from

$

$

174,900

276,900

OPEN SUN 2 - 4 PM

524,900

10319 240A ST ALBION $

369,900

32366 BEST AV MISSION

RE DU

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

CE D

ALL FOR THE FAMILY

24314 105A AVE.

A HORSE OF COURSE

The neighbourhood you dreamed of with quiet streets, well-kept homes and lawns, friendly people and children laughing. The house has 3 br, 3 baths, full basement, family kitchen and great room and room for an RV. It’s happiness for your family, in move-in condition. PRICED AT $474,800

Maple Crest. Big is beautiful. This “Oakvale” built custom home is tucked away at the end of a cul-de-dac and surrounded by green space. It solves the space problem for only $669,900. Features include gourmet kitchen, 2 gas FP’s, main floor den, heat pump and super sized rec room. Stop and have a look.

Should go in the 5-stall barn with 5 turn-out paddocks and heated tack room that comes with this 2 1/2 acre ranch. Cute house with 3 bedrooms, 1 bedroom suite in barn plus extra 24 x 12 workshop, city water and close to town. Make this the place where you’ll want to hang your spurs. REDUCED $628,500

604-802-3331 See virtual tours at www.daverickard.com

MISSION RIVERVIEW ESTATES

• Gated community • Stunning River & Valley views • 7 lots available in Cul-de-Sac location • Lots start from $174,900 • Builders terms available • Custom Built Homes by Rattan Construction Ltd.

Personal Real Estate Corporationn

604-657-6830 www.artneufeld.com

Licensed Assistant

$484,500!!

$214,500!!

NEAT AS A PIN! END UNIT WOW!! End unit that’s been totally renovated and updated! New floors, new blinds, fresh paint. Nice side yard with a west facing rear yard. Excellent floor plan with living room and family room, huge master bedroom with sitting area and vaulted ceilings. Close to visitor and handicapped parking and an easy walk to transportation and schools and shopping. Neat as a pin and clean as a whistle! Great value at this price.

$

LUKE

The Realtor who unites “Hearts and Homes”

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SELL YOU!

JEFF

www.rpluke.com

Jan Hickman 604-828-3445

Rickard ave been All lots h D BY $10,000 REDUCE

COLLEEN

J an Hickman

LISTINGS WANTED Let my expertise

144,900

#43 11900 228th St. Shopping & professional services across the street. Tastefully remodelled. Open kitchen w/centre island, new appliances, insuite washer and dryer. Wheelchair and scooter friendly.

#413 101 Morrissey Rd. Steps away from retail shops & the future Evergreen Line.1 bedroom, 1 bath, gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances & granite counters. Huge amenity centre.

604-561-0053

A portion on every sales commission is donated to Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, 100% sent to Cythera House - Ridge Meadows

604- 817-2920

$

337,900

LUKE

SEE IT ON VIRTUAL TOUR MLS #V919421

Bob Terepocki

GREAT VALUE 55+ BUILDING

GREEN LINE IS COMING Time to buy is NOW!

3 BRAND NEW HOMES

#29 – 23580 DEWDNEY TRUNK ROAD RANCHER TOWNHOME!! • • • •

Come on Home! Here’s a home that will make everyone in the family happy! This 6 bedroom, 2 storey with full basement has a huge rec room down, a family/great room and a living room. The detached garage is accessed from a rear lane and there is still lots of room for additional parking. High quality features from a high quality builder. Extra touches and additions are at no extra cost here! Come see for yourself.

Brookside Realty, 11933 224th Street Maple Ridge

• • • •

FAIRHAVEN PARK 2 STOREY HOME FULLY UPDATED KITCHEN WITH PANTRY FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE PRIVATE FENCED YARD, BIG SUNDECK

$349,900!!

$549,900!!

23960 ABERNETHY ROOM FOR THE RV!!

BRING YOUR RV Extremely well maintained Rancher with 3/4 basement. Unique Tynan design with great street appeal very private rear yard. Newer roof, updated flooring (most hardwood). Easy flow floor plan with comfy kitchen/family room/eating area, sunken living room and good size bedrooms. Master ensuite has been well planned out. Ideal for retirees and will accommodate an RV.

‘50 PLUS’ 2 BEDROOM, 1 ½ BATH RANCHER NEW FLOORING, PAINT, CROWN MOLDING GAS FIREPLACE, PARKING FOR TWO NEWER ROOF, NO PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX

11853 – 236B STREET FOUR BEDROOMS!!

• • • •

GREAT ROOM BASEMENT ENTRY PLAN GATED PARKING FOR THE MOTORHOME NORTHERN VIEW ACROSS GOLF COURSE TWO BEDROOM SUITE POTENTIAL

#8 – 20888 MCKINNEY WESTSIDE VILLAGE!! • • • •

DEN PLUS THREE BEDROOM 2 STOREY BIG LIVING AREA WITH GAS FIREPLACE DOUBLE GARAGE, BIG YARD, NEWER ROOF NEW DOORS, PAINT, TRIM, LOOKS GREAT

22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge # 2 - 19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

604.466.2838


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For the way you live

ROB JEEVES 604-240-2629

BOB JOHNSTON 604-727-3445

Ask Rob Jeeves

OPEN Sat. Feb 25 1-4 pm

OPEN Sun. Feb 26 2-4 pm

OPEN Sun. Feb. 26 1-4 pm $

$

499,900

12520 222ND ST • • • • • •

• • • • • •

Recently renovated 3 bdrm / 2 bath rancher Updated kitchen, new cabinetry, new flooring Newer roof, windows Newer high efficiency furnace Large fenced back yard Great family neighbourhood

$

799,900

STUNNING 4 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE 4 bdrm / 4 bath / 2110 sqft Gourmet kitchen Top quality SS appliances Hardwood Maple Flooring throughout Nanny suite • 3 car detached garage Private south facing back yard

www.AskRobJeeves.com

11856 238B ST. • • • • • •

2,060 sqft 4 bdrms + 2 1/2 baths Open floor plan + high ceilings Gas fireplace Private Back Yard Across from Elementary School

Office:

604.466.2838

NEW LISTING

DEBBIE SHEPPARD

LifeStyles Realty Independently Owned and Operated.

22308 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge BC V2X 3J2

www.justinhennessey.com 604.805.4669

$425,000

email: rjeeves@shaw.ca

JustinRealHEstate ennessey Specialist. Direct:

E-mail:

Fax:

604.467.8754

OPEN Saturday 2-4

justin@justinhennessey.com

OPEN Sunday 2-4

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM

23740 120B Avenue Maple Ridge

FALCON OAKS–FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT ENTRY • Falcon designed, with bright open 2 storey foyer featuring a spiral staircase, and Great Room up with oak flooring and vaulted ceiling • Close to all amenities and just a short walk to transit, schools, Cooper’s Grocery store and Starbucks

544,900

$

View more pics and map on google earth @ www.justinhennessey.com

• • • • •

Ron Antalek

574,900

$880,000

#23-22308-124TH AVE., MR

12170 ROTHSAY ST., WHONNOCK

SERENITY

Desirable Brandywynd, 45+ complex End unit, greenbelt, covered private patio 2 bedrooms, 2 washrooms enclosed garage, 1040 sq. ft. DON’T MISS IT!

• Located on 1.25 usable acres in Whonnock • 2525 sq. ft. 1 1/2 storey home • deep garage with room behind, plus detached shop • handyman special • CALL TO PREVIEW!

• Beautiful piece of property, 1/3 acre walkon waterfront with its own private dock • Vaulted post and beam ceilings, big windows, over 3000 sq. ft. • Opportunity to build your own dream home

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 - 4

THE

$

$268,900

• 3 bedrooms up, 2 more down plus a den. Perfect for the growing family or in-laws

*

#16 11160 234A St, Maple Ridge Executive style townhouse! 2500 sq ft on three fully finished levels. Four bedrooms, three full bathrooms. Double garage. Great room concept with large balcony off of the kitchen with view. Downstairs is a large family room, bedroom and great sound proof media room. Near Kanaka Elementary, easy route to By-Pass, close to Kanaka Regional Park,hockey rink,shopping,etc. $425,000. Must see!

499,900

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 - 4

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 - 4

IN BC

24616 - 103 Avenue, Maple Ridge $

629,900

ONTO PARKLAND TEAM BACKING –INLAW SUITE • Like new 2 storey + fully finished daylight walkout basement with a 2 bedroom selfcontained inlaw suite • Den on the main floor • 4 bedrooms upstairs. Master bdrm has beautiful vaulted ceilings, ensuite soaker tub & separate shower.

OPEN HOUSE EVERY DAY 12 - 5

NEW HOMES with VIEWS–PRICE REDUCED Starting at $439,000

Showhome at 10558 Jackson Rd, Maple Ridge • ALBION TERRACES quality built nicely finished new 2 storey homes with basements. • Separate entrance. Easy to make into an inlaw suite. • Appliances, blinds and landscaping included • 9 foot ceilings on the main floor. • Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, island and desk. • Gas fireplace in the family rm. • Attached or detached double garage. www.albionterraces.com

Backing onto Greenbelt Starting at $539,000

Show Home at 23616 - 118 Avenue, Maple Ridge • Highland Creek new 2 storey homes. • Full basements with separate entrance • Maple kitchen with granite countertops & island, pantry • Great room with gas fireplace • 4 bedrooms upstairs. • Includes 5 appliances & blinds • Greenbelt/park setting near schools & park

Castlebrook Hostess at 24256 - 101A Avenue, Maple Ridge Starting at $489,900 • New 2 storey homes with 2 bedrooms in the daylight basements with a separate entrance • Gas fireplace in the family room. Maple Kitchens • Double and single garages • Only 3 left!!! • Also a 3 year new 2 storey home for $384,900 24275 - 101A Ave.

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 1 - 4

OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT FRI 1 - 4

BLOW OUT PRICES

NEW TOWNHOMES

NEW 2 STOREY HOMES - TRIPLE GARAGE

Starting at $329,900

Starting at $329,900

PRICES REDUCED!!

Show Home at #15 –11252 Cottonwood Dr, Maple Ridge

Starting at $589,900

OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT FRI 1 - 4

Johnny Pacheco, Ron Antalek, Rob Johnson, Nancy Newman (admin), Brianne Isherwood (admin), Cory Lunsted*, Louise Antalek*

Ron Antalek Personal Real Estate Corporation

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www.ronantalek.com www.robrealtor.com (multi-picture tours)

New homes starting at $463,900

Show Home at 10132 - 240 Street, Maple Ridge • • • • • •

Quality built 2 storey homes with basements Built by Onni Group 3 or 4 bedrooms Open floor plans Gas fireplace in the Great room Maple kitchen with granite countertops, island & pantry • Fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, garberator • Double garage

Showhome at #7 - 13771 - 232A Street, Maple Ridge (off 232 St. onto Silver Valley Rd.) • SILVER HEIGHTS ESTATES • New townhomes in a lovely area • Some townhomes have a finished basement and a view • 3 and 4 bedrooms • Maple cabinets, granite countertops • 5 appliances and blinds included • Gas fireplace • Single and double garages to choose from

22308 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge # 2 - 19126 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows

• COTTONWOOD RIDGE • Nicely finished townhomes with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Some have a finished basement • Hardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite countertops, crown moldings • Gas fireplace • Garage for 2 cars • 6 appliances and blinds included

Each office independently owned and operated

Hostess at 13751 Silver Valley Road, Maple Ridge • Silver Views new 2 storey homes ready to move into • Only 3 left. Finished basements with separate entrance • 2 homes with legal suites • Deluxe finishings • Two gas fireplaces • Double and triple garages • Great location

604.466.2838


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®

Is proud to acknowledge the tremendous achievements of these REALTORS®

2011 Medallion Club Top 10% of All REALTORS® in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

SSteve Hamilton il

Jan Hickman ik

Debbie D bbi Sh Sheppardd

AArt Neufeld f ld

Gloria Gl i Hamilton il

SSandra d Wyant

TTerrii SSmith ih

Life Member 29 years

Life Member 27 years

Life Member 24 years

Diamond Master Medallion 17 Years

Diamond Master Medallion 15 years

Gold Master Medallion 14 Years

Gold Master Medallion 14 Years

Helen Gambling

John Dale

Rob Jeeves

Justin Hennessey

Paul Craik

Anil Bharwani

Gold Master Medallion 10 Years

Master Medallion 8 years

Master Medallion 7 Years

Medallion 6 Years

Medallion 4 Years

Medallion 2 Years

Gary Fraipont

Lorraine Manyk

Life Member 30 Years Medallion Team Leader

Medallion Team Member

Rob Johnson

Louise Antalek

Ron Antalek

Cory Lunsted

Medallion Team Member

Licensed Assistant Medallion Team Member

Life Member 21 years Medallion Team Leader

Licensed Assistant Medallion Team Member

Johnny Pacheco Medallion Team Member

JJane AAmbrose b

Ken Ambrose

Medallion Team Member

Master Medallion 6 Years Team Leader

Thank You Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows We would like to thank our office staff, fellow REALTORS® & especially our clients for their help & support in achieving these honours in the real estate industry. We look forward to helping you with your Real Estate needs in 2012! ® Each office independently owned and operated

22308 Dewdney Trunk Rd • Maple Ridge • 604.466.2838

#2 19126 Ford Road • Pitt Meadows • 604-459-2838


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The tradition continues at Silver Ridge... A collection of 3 & 4 bedroom parkside homes in the award winning community of Silver Ridge, featuring distinct quality and craftsmanship with exceptional finishings and impressive living spaces. Hampstead is everything you want in a home. Naturally.

Pre-Sales Event is now on! Prices starting from $459,900

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132 AVE

604.466.9278 HampsteadLiving.ca

DEWDNEY TRUNK RD

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BUILDING AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITIES FOR TODAY... AND FOR YEARS TO COME.

Marketing and Sales by Portrait Homes Realty Ltd. This is not an offering for sale. Price excludes taxes. E. & O. E.


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M a cd o n a l d R e a l t y Medallion C Cll u b Ac hi eve r s 2011

TEAM The MLS Medallion Club recognizes thos those ® REALTORS in the top 10% in number of sales in the Greater Vancouver MLS. The MLS President’s Club recognizes only the top 55 REALTORS® in number of sales.

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO DICK HUBER & BRENDA EXNER... Dick Huber Life Member

....on becoming Life Members. This is only awarded to those realtors who have qualified for the Medallion Club for 20 years

Scott S cottt M Meadus ead dus President’s Club

Mike M ik Huber H b 6 Year

Dave Telep Life Member

Lisa Telep Life Member

Travis Franklin 2 Year

Maple Ridge Office 22718 Lougheed Highway

Brenda Exner Life Member

Brenda Jenkins 2 Year

604.467.3871

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TRAVIS FRANKLIN

TEAMTELEP

Residential & Commercial Real Estate

Cell: 604-351-0235 • E-mail: travis_franklin@telus.net

www.teamtelep.com Lisa 604-970-2209 • lisa@teamtelep.com •

• Large two storey with fully finished basement • Kitchen has an island and lots of cupboard space • 3 bdrms up including master with large ensuite • Covered deck off the back and fenced yard

• Granite counters, s/s appliances • Laminate floors, designer colours • Open “Great Room” layout • 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Fully fenced yard

$379,900

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

#24-11229 232nd St.

$269,900

Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

11179 Creekside St.

• End unit in great location within complex • Over 1200 sq. ft. of living space • Very large & private fully fenced back yard • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms • Close to schools, transit and shopping Call Lisa at 604-970-2209

11649 Ritchie Ave

SOLD

549,900

• • • •

389,900

$

$

11339 DARTFORD ST.

23239 117TH AVE.

11871 GEE STREET

TRADITIONAL LAYOUT

GREAT FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD

WALKING DISTANCE TO EVERYTHING

• • • • •

• • • •

Completely renovated Extensive interior finishing Roof top deck off master Loft & Nanny Suite

Brand new kitchen Stainless steel appliances 4 bdrms with open floor plan 7,798 sq. ft. lot with view of Golden Ears Walking distance to schools & town

MLS # V911921

4 bdrms with 3 baths Large 7,182 sq. ft. lot Rec room with wet bar & fireplace All levels of schools close by

MLS # V905829

MLS # V932348

JASON

EXNER

your family t your home tyour town t your agent

604-818-9851 www.jasonexner.com

Open House Sun. Feb. 26 2-4pm NEW LISTING G The ‘Kanaka’

Call today for your free market analysis.

built by Falcon Homes

Call Team Telep today! 604-467-3871 DAVE TELEP PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

10267 244

“Our service will move you.”

$699,900

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Street

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$379,000

Big Family Wanted

Rancher Alert

Beautiful 2 storey home backing onto greenbelt. 5 bedrooms. Huge master with cozy gas fireplace. Maple Kitchen. Finished basement. Private backyard with outdoor playground. Original show home and lovingly cared for. Super neighbourhood.

Snow bird special. Affordable 2 bedroom home with new laminate, new blinds, new hot water tank and fresh paint. Easy care private backyard. Steps to transportation and shopping. Great central location Call Brenda (604)816-6961

Al & Brenda JENKINS 604.467.3871 www.brendajenkins.com

Offered at only $

399,900

3 Bedroom could be 4 Open plan - 9’ Ceilings on Main Floor Finished basement with walkout Greenbelt and trails across street Very nice landscaping Close to schools and parks Call today for a personal tour!

BELMAR TERRACE $147,900

MLS #V933314

Call Brenda (604)816-6961

639,000

$

Looking to sell?

MLS #V932395

OPEN SUN 12-3

Dave 604-341-0783

24355 102nd Ave.

22986 Gilbert Dr. OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4 No Strata Fees! No HST!

$449,900

OPEN SUN 12-3

Fabulous 2 BR end unit on the ground floor with a wrap around patio that’s great for entertaining. This unit has been fully renovated with wood and marble floorings, new lighting, and secure fencing on the outside. Walk to town and the West Coast Express. One cat or dog OK, but no rentals at this time. See full virtual tour at www.BrendaExner.com

33271 - 14TH AVE, MISSON • • • • •

1540 sq ft Rancher 3 Bed/2 Bath Central Location Full Crawlspace Newer Roof, Laminate Floors • Private Backyard

Offered at only $

299,000

COTTONWOOD VILLAGE $269,900 End unit 1456 sq ft townhome with huge livingroom, gas FP, large country kitchen and 2 piece bath upstairs. Downstairs you will find 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a good sized laundry room. There is a patio off the master BR and a sundeck off the kitchen. Great family complex!

BRENDA EXNER 604-603-8043 WWW.BRENDAEXNER.COM

OPEN HOUSE Sat. Feb. 25 2-4pm

DICK HUBER

MIKE HUBER

SCOTT MEADUS

604.250.3977 604.839.8647

604.313.5727

OPEN SAT & SUN 2-4PM 10429 TAMARACK CR

1257 square feet at only $1700.00 month gross. Ideal for a variety of retail uses. Terrific location just steps from the intersection of DTR and 224th. Great street presence and good signage exposure, lots of vehicle parking and walk-by pedestrian traffic. Around the corner from City Hall, the Act theatre and Maple Ridge Leisure Centre.

Incredibly maintained home on 6400+ sf lot, backing a parklike setting. Double garage plus parking for 4 more cars. 3 baths, 4 bedrooms (4th bedroom could be games room), open kitchen/family room. Formal dining and living room. Near schools, parks and shopping. Just $509,900

THERESA KNIGHT 604-307-0700

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Downtown Maple Ridge 11994-224th St. PRIME RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE

12169 240th St MLS# V929994

TKNIGHT@MACREALTY.COM

Maple Ridge Office 22718 Lougheed Highway

$

669,900

JOHN JOHNSON 604-727-5531 email: jj1946@shaw.ca

604.467.3871

12589 BELL STREET • 5 acres • Reno’d House • Huge Barn

• Big country kitchen • Fenced, flat • 3 bdrms, 3 bath

Asking $766,900

RON MITCHELL Cell 604-617-9642 www.ronmitchell.bc.ca

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2 Anniversary Open House! nd

550-20395 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge (Westgate Centre) T: 604-465-0030 F: 604-465-0016

RICHARD BURLEIGH THANK YOU richardburleigh.com 778-878-1347 #3501 2980 Atlantic Ave, Coquitlam

$

534,900

12071 204B Street, Maple Ridge This beautifully maintained home is just what you’ve been looking for. Brand new roof just installed two weeks ago. Magnified fenced backyard for the children’s safety and plenty of outdoor deck and patio space to entertain your family and friends. The downstairs suite could easily rent for $800/month.

$

659,900

These spacious suites have everything. Top of the line lighting and plumbing fi xtures. The decor is New York and Paris inspired luxury design. Minutes to the WC Express, Coquitlam Town Centre shopping, all levels of schools and Coquitlam Library. Environmentally Responsible roof top Garden and waterfall design that operates using recaptured rainwater.

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows! We’re celebrating 2 years at Westgate Centre! Join us for food, prizes, and fun!

Saturday, February 25 1-4pm

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23931 106 Avenue, Maple Ridge V2W 1E4 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,349 sq ft. Sub Zero Fridge, Wolf Six Burner Gas Range, Smart Wired - Home Automation, Gorgeous View of Golden Ears Mountains. MLS# V907637

Roy Choi 604 465 0030

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$

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359,900

34-22900 126 Avenue, Maple Ridge

11282 Burnett Street, Maple Ridge

• 3 bdrm, 2 storey townhouse • Quiet location, backing onto greenbelt

• 3 bdrm, 3 bath • Recently renovated kitchen, hardwood floors, carpets, roof, fi xtures, and more!

• Pet-friendly complex • Close to schools and parks • Single garage plus 2nd parking spot

Julia Perrie

• Applianced included • Huge yard with storage • Recreation and shopping nearby

604-313-6158

FOR A FREE, NO OBLIGATION, MARKET EVALUATION CALL ME, ANYTIME!

2 Units to Choose From

Open House Sunday, February 26th 2–4

PM

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 1-4 pm #203 19677 Meadow Gardens, Pitt Meadows

#207 & #302 11957 223rd Street • • • •

Downtown Maple Ridge Over 1000 square feet 2 bedrooms Strata Fee includes heat, gas & hot water

$

282,000

WOW! This gorgeous suite faces right over the golf course and the mountains! It is pristine with fresh paint, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. You can walk to shopping, restaurants, transit, West Coast Express and just minutes from 2 new bridges! Not to mention, you can walk to Meadow Gardens Club House too! This suite offers a private locker in addition to insuite storage so you have room for your golf clubs too! Did I mention the “knock your socks off” view?

$

147,000

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 1-4 pm #101-6622 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby

$

R E PR D IC UC E ED

328,800

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, February 26th 2-4 pm

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, 1-4 pm

13641 228th Street, Maple Ridge

11844 Meadowlark Drive, Maple Ridge

$

615,000

RYAN HARTT

Call 778-866-7478 www.RyanHartt.ca

FREE 3 MINUTE HOME EVALUATION

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

$

454,900

Quiet street in the heart of Maple Ridge. This R2000 homes features ESWA heat, 2 X 6 Construction and everything the growing family is looking for. With a spacious kitchen overlooking a large deck and great big back yard there’s room for everyone! This is the first time home has been on the public market! Call quickly for your chance to view.

THIS COMMUNICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO CAUSE OR INDUCE BREACH OF AN EXISTING LISTING AND/OR BUYER’S AGREEMENT.


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CONGRATULATIONS

Brookside Realty

Christine & Ralph

DON PEARCE P EARCE DON DON

TEDFORD

info@ralphtedford.com & christinetedford@hotmail.com www.ralphtedford.com

604.467.5000

MAJOR MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT!

3 BRAND NEW HOMES

ave been All lots h D BY $10,000 REDUCE

RoyaL LePage Brookside Realty appreciates having Don Pearce representing our company. Don has just achieved 20 YEARS OF MEDALLION CLUB MEMBERSHIP for sale production and is awarded lifetime membership status! This past year Don Pearce also earned the status of President’s Club for the top 1% of all salespeople in the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board. We would like to thank all Don’s “Pearce Team” clients for their business.

$

Lots start from

$

174,900

$

MISSION RIVERVIEW ESTATES

604.467.5000

Helping you is what we do.

11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

TM

www.brooksiderealty.ca

524,900

10319 240A ST ALBION

Come on Home! Here’s a home that will make everyone in the family happy! This 6 bedroom, 2 storey with full basement has a huge rec room down, a family/great room and a living room. The detached garage is accessed from a rear lane and there is still lots of room for additional parking. High quality features from a high quality builder. Extra touches and additions are at no extra cost here! Come see for yourself.

• Gated community • Stunning River & Valley views • 7 lots available in Cul-de-Sac location • Lots start from $174,900 • Builders terms available • Custom Built Homes by Rattan Construction Ltd.

Management of Royal LePage Brookside.

32366 BEST AV MISSION

BRING YOUR RV

Extremely well maintained Rancher with 3/4 basement. Unique Tynan design with great street appeal very private rear yard. Newer roof, updated flooring (most hardwood). Easy flow floor plan with comfy kitchen/ family room/eating area, sunken living room and good size bedrooms. Master ensuite has been well planned out. Ideal for retirees and will accommodate an RV.

Brookside Realty, 11933 224th Street Maple Ridge

Brookside Realty

ROYAL LePAGE Brookside is proud to recognize these

2011 MLS MEDALLION CLUB MEMBERS PRESIDENTS CLUB

Michelle Neale

Don Pearce

Debbie Pearce

Nicole Hunt

TEAM MEMBER

TEAM LEADER

TEAM MEMBER

TEAM MEMBER

Rick Medhurst

Karen Bennett

&

TEAM LEADER

TEAM MEMBER

MEDALLION CLUB MEMBER 3 YEARS

Steve Anderson

MEDALLION CLUB LIFE MEMBER 27 YEARS

MEDALLION CLUB LIFE MEMBER 20 YEARS

The Pearce Team

PRESIDENTS CLUB

MEDALLION LION CLUB DIAMOND MASTER MEMBER 19 YEARS

MEDALLION LION CLUB DIAMOND MASTER MEMBER 18 YEARS

Chad August

Gina Halinda

MEDALLION CLUB MEMBER 1 YEAR

MEDALLION CLUB MEMBER 4 YEARS

MEDALLION CLUB DIAMOND MASTER MEMBER 16 YEARS

Claudio Sartore

PRESIDENTS CLUB

PRESIDENTS CLUB

Randy DeLair

Danny Gerbrandt

MEDALLION CLUB MASTER MEMBER 6 YEARS

MEDALLION CLUB MEMBER 4 YEARS

MEDALLION CLUB MEMBER 1 YEAR

presented to the top 10% of all Realtors® by the Real Estae Board of Greater Vancouer

Jeremy McCarthy

369,900

Sarah Eales

TEAM LEADER

&

Jessica Norman

TEAM MEMBER

604.467.5000 11933 224th St., Maple Ridge

www.brooksiderealty.ca

Helping you is what we do.TM

Jim Isherwood


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Gordon & Diana BARTHELS

604-250-0594 www.gordonbarthels.com

604-657-6231 dianab@telus.net

Gloria Farrell Join

IMMACULATE TOP FLOOR CORNER UNIT TOWNHOME

for an Open House Sunday, February 26 1:00 - 4:00 pm #30 - 12268 189A St, Pitt Meadows

• Spacious & Bright with loads of windows • Vaulted ceilings, laminate flooring, window seats • 2 large bedrooms with vaulted ceiling in master • Open plan w/vault in liv/dining & gas fireplace • Kitchen boasts an island & a separate eating area • Computer area nook off living room • Separate laundry room • Outside storage room off your entrance

$

229,900

604.855.0800

• NEW ROOF & GUTTERS THIS YEAR • BE QUICK !!!!

This one has everything you could want in a family-friendly townhome. Conveniently located in the heart of Pitt Meadows, this 3-bedroom, 2-storey end unit has been recently painted, also new floors and window coverings. The oak kitchen is user-friendly with a nook area & all new high-end appliances. Large, bright living room has a cozy gas fireplace & easy access through the double-french doors with phantom screens to the extra-large (24’x12’) private patio area. Upstairs there are 3 generous sized bedrooms & a nook corner for a computer area or favourite reading chair. Main bath has a bright skylight and the ensuite has an oversized walk-in shower. The roofs & garage doors have recently been replaced. Walk to WestCoast Express.

EACH OFFICE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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High Rise Location

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3 bedroom, 2 bath renovated old timer in fairly good shape. New kitchen, baths & flooring. Currently rented at $1200/mo.

• Conveyancing (property sales/purchases) • Notarizations • Wills/Powers of Attorney • Mortgages (New/Refinance) • Subdivisions • Easement

Great investment at $325,000

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OR 3 bedroom on 1/3 acre. Possible Triple X re-zoning.

429,000

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PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES WITH A COMMITMENT TO OVERALL EXCELLENCE SINCE 1978

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3000 sqft 4 bedroom home 1 Acre backing to Kanaka Creek Greenbelt Just finished a LARGE reno... MOVE IN READY

$282,000

New Construction: 13495 Balsam New Construction: 23422 Huston OPEN Sun 1 - 4

Greenbelt Lot 3200 sqft Home still time to pick your finishing $599,500

4200 sqft Home 4 (or 5) bed Greenbelt View MOVE IN READY $649,500

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Notary Public 22369 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge BC V2X 2T3 Phone 463-7181 Fax 463-4770

Richard Slobodian 604.351.8700

27071 116th Ave Acreage & Greenbelt

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Donald Lockwood

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OPEN HOUSE Sun 1 - 4

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Great Family Home

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13301 237A Street Maple Ridge

13-23151 Haney Bypass

• • • • •

• • • • •

Great corner lot Radiant floor heating throughout Master bed on main floor Large open kitchen w/nook Best price in Rock Ridge

3 Bedroom 3 bathroom Over 1400 sq. ft living space Double garage Family oriented complex Vacant – quick possession possible

Walk to Timmy’s for a coffee 3 Acres / 37’ Shop plus... 1800 sqft home getting a reno nice land 29679 Dewdney $564,900

5 Bed / 3 Bath Suite parking for 6 $449,900

12432 232nd

Sell the car and walk !!! 442 - 22661 Lougheed 900 sqft / 2 bed Top Floor MOVE IN READY ONLY $164,800

1/4 Acre Lot / 3 bed Rancher / Workshop City Water Newer Roof

Park Like Setting 11850 243rd $399,900

7 Acres / 38’ Shop / $599k Looking for larger parcel of land to build your dream home? Need room for the horses, cows and chickens ? Want to park multiple items but don't have the room ? Cute 1 bedroom rancher could be added on to. Priced for a fast sale... 11113 284th... MLS V902173

www.RobPoole.ca

Donna Telep Mortgage Specialist

www.sevillemortgage.ca 22718 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Fax: 604-466-5348 Email: donna@sevillemortgage.ca


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1075 sq. ft. living @ Heritage Park Pl. 2 bdrm, 2 bath corner unit with 2 decks!! Spacious Master! Beautiful kitchen, decor colours throughout. New floors! Priced to Sell! $159,000

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Couple finds the perfect place to call home

A lot to love at Maynard’s Block Cozy spaces might be great for some couples, but Arseniy Tkachuk and Kseniya Stepanova are not one of them. “I can’t stand tiny apartments,” Tkachuk says. The size was the most important feature to him when they were looking for a home. They found the perfect place in Vancouver’s Maynard’s Block, built by Aquilini Development Corporation. They looked at several places before deciding to buy there. “After living in Burnaby for a few years, I came to the conclusion that living in this suburb is neither here nor there,” says Stepanova. “It doesn’t offer all the conveniences of a central location, yet it’s not a quiet getaway

either.” “We both work nearby,” adds Tkachuk. “It’s great to be able to walk ... instead of driving for half an hour. And ... I love big cities, people, traffic and busy streets if I’m not in the car.” Stepanova also loves the building itself. “I love the windows that curve along the length of the apartment, bringing in lots of light. It’s not the typical boxy layout that you see everywhere else,” she says. “Arseniy designs and sells wall beds and custom closets, so he has seen a lot of apartments ... that was another reason we chose the area. It’s inspirational and convenient for his line of work,” says Stepanova.

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Come together at South Surrey’s Abbey Road by Kerry Vital

The Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded some of their iconic albums, was originally a Georgian townhome from the 1800s. Now, Woodbridge Homes brings you your own piece of Georgian architecture, with its newest townhome development, Abbey Road. Located in the up-and-coming Morgan Heights area, it’s an unusual type of architecture in the neighbourhood. “It’s something a bit different,” says sales manager Tara Desmond. “This is something really unique for South Surrey.” The exteriors include iron gates and window boxes, so your green thumb will be put to good use. The shutters and elegant brick combine to make a home that looks truly amazing. There’s one feature at Abbey Road that is sure to get a lot of use this summer. The large patios and decks are perfect for entertaining, with an optional natural gas barbecue connection and plenty of space for groups of all sizes. With 11 different floorplans available and three different colour schemes, there is plenty of choice at Abbey Road. One of the floorplans includes the master bedroom on the main floor, which Desmond says has been highly sought after recently. The kitchen holds another popular feature, a gas range. Chefs and home cooks alike are in love with them, Desmond says. That range is just one of the stainless-steel appliances that comes standard at Abbey Road. Chic quartz countertops are complemented by classic shaker-style cabinets with crown mouldings and polished nickel hardware and under-cabinet lighting beneath the overheight upper cabinets. This lighting is a fantastic addition to the home, as it illuminates your workspaces and highlights the ceramic and glass tile backsplash. Spacious nine-foot ceilings on the main floor contribute to the airy feel inside, while the large windows maximize natural light. Wide-plank wood laminate flooring throughout the main living areas and nylon carpeting on the upper level are seamlessly integrated with the wooden baseboards featured throughout. The ensuite bathrooms include a deep soaker tub, and it’s not hard to imagine yourself sitting there with a glass of wine and a good book. The

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ceramic tile surrounds are set off by the stone countertops and dual undermount sinks with polished chrome faucets and elegant vanity mirrors with solid wood frames. The secondary bathrooms also include custom vanities and the mirror, as well as oversized glazed ceramic tile flooring and polished chrome bath accessories. The official opening for sale took place on Feb. 18, but Desmond says three homes were sold before that. A further seven were sold on opening weekend. The Morgan Heights neighbourhood has seen a lot of development recently, so buyers are close to nearly everything they could ever need. The shopping possibilities are particularly impressive, with the Grandview Corners shopping centre and Wal-Mart just around the corner. Restaurants, schools and recreation are also nearby. Homes start at $364,900. For more information visit abbeyroadliving.com or call 604-542-0660.

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The bathrooms at Abbey Road, middle, are a peaceful haven at the end of a long day, with their soaker tubs and sleek undermount sinks. The kitchens are an ode to domesticity, featuring under-cabinet lighting and stainless-steel appliances, above. The sales centre, top, gives you a taste of the Georgian architecture that will be featured at Abbey Road.


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ommunity Calendar lists events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Notices are free to local non-profit groups courtesy of The News. Drop off details to 22328 119 Ave., fax to 604-463-4741 or e-mail events@mapleridgenews.com at least a week before the event. Include a contact name and number. (No submissions by phone.) Listings appear as space permits. For guaranteed publication, ask our classified department at 604-467-1122 about non-profit rates. Friday, Feb. 24 • The fourth annual Festival of Light takes place in downtown Maple Ridge from 4 to 8 p.m. Presented by the Maple Ridge Festival of Light Society. At 7 p.m., the Vancouver Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance will

do a Lion Dance in Centre Court, followed by parade through Haney Place Mall. Pictures can be taken with the Chinese Lion Dancers and they will also lead the Lantern Parade into Memorial Peace, where there will be free hot chocolate available, donated and served by Willow Manor Senior’s Residence on 224th Street. • Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760. Saturday, Feb. 25 • The Stave Falls Scottish Dancers are

hosting a Scottish Night Fundraiser at the Pitt Meadows Hall. Enjoy a Scottish dinner, live entertainment, open dance floor and silent auction. Tickets are $30. Phone 604462-9935 for more information. • The Friends of the Maple Ridge Public Library will once again be hosting their popular Quiz Night at 7 p.m. Enlist your spouse, friends, co-workers and neighbours and rise to the challenge. There will be up to 12 teams, each with a maximum of eight members. Tickets are $10 and include door prizes and refreshments. All proceeds support library programs in the community. Tickets are available at the Maple Ridge Public Library reception desk. For more information, call 604-467-7417. See Community Calendar, p46

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British Columbia has traditionally been synonymous with forestry and today this industry is still one of the cornerstones of our economy, especially in many rural communities which strongly value and support timber harvesting. With over two-thirds (60 million hectares) of the provincial land mass covered in forest we can count on a healthy industry for many more years. B.C. has more than 110 lumber mills, over 70 with a capacity of more than 40 million board feet per year; 27 veneer, plywood and OSB (oriented strand board) mills, eight pellet mills, 18 pulp mills (six of which are also paper mills) and over 80 other primary processing mills such as chips, shake and shingle, pole, and log manufacturers. The forestry sector has a deep pool of skilled professionals and a highly trained workforce. Altogether the industry employs well over 50,000 well paid employees, often the life-blood of small towns. B.C.’s forest sector is definitely starting to recover from the last decade’s downturn. Since 2009, over two dozen mills have announced they are re-opening or adding shifts. The importance of this industry to B.C. is demonstrated by the fact that 40% of the province’s regional economies are based on forestry activities, in more than 7,000 businesses. Coast Clear Wood serves niche markets by providing lumber products to match the specific needs of international markets. The have garnered success by focusing their efforts on marketing their products in Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, China, Korea, and India. With plans for further expansion into new markets, Coast Clear Wood continues to source high quality raw materials from Canada and other international suppliers that meet the high standards of their customers. Owner Tom Sundher is very proud to have twice won a B.C. export award for his work in India; he is considered a leader in opening the market for B.C. wood in that country. One reason for growth in the industry is the Asian market. International buyers know that B.C. is a stable supplier of high-quality wood products; we can provide timber supply security. This secure supply, coupled with the fact our spruce, pine, fir, hemlock and balsam fibre baskets are among the richest in the world makes B.C. extremely attractive.

The B.C. brand of wood products is well established globally with market-leading shares in key countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. B.C. is also looking to be the first major country that deals in softwood lumber to establish its products in the India marketplace. Working with the federal government and industry, the Province has strengthened and diversified the B.C. forest sector by increasing market demand for softwood lumber throughout Asia. The global demand for bio-products from the forest is predicted to reach $200 billion a year. Renewable fuels, plastics, and chemicals for the pharmaceutical and food industries can potentially be manufactured by running wood fibre and residues through bio-refinery. B.C. has taken steps to make it easier for the non-lumber sector to source supplies of lower quality fibre. This includes fibre supply licences to cut to use logging debris that is left behind on landings and roadsides. Taking care of this natural abundance is critical. An amazing statistic is the fact B.C. has planted more than six billion trees since reforestation programs began in the 1930’s, and is on track to plant its seven billionth tree in 2013/14. We plant an average of 200 million trees each year. B.C. produces more wood products certified to environmental standards than any other region in the world and has 53 million hectares certified to one of three internationally recognized sustainable forest management certification standards. Growth now and in the future requires a solid foundation. B.C. created the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to deal with increasing demands and pressures on the land base by taking a more integrated approach to managing B.C.’s natural resources. BC Hydro launched a two-phase Bioenergy Call for Power. Phase one has helped advance bioenergy development in Kamloops, Castlegar and Prince George, while phase two has done the same for Chetwynd, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Merritt. B.C. has also passed the Wood First Act to promote and encourage a cultural shift that will make wood the first choice for construction in the commercial and institutional sectors as well as residential. The future looks very bright for this most iconic of British Columbia industries.


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Community Calendar

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Sunday, Feb. 26 • The Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Rocky Point in Port Moody. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Harris and Dewdney to carpool. Phone Duanne at 604-463-4387 for more information. Tuesday, Feb. 28 • Bring your friends and spend a relaxing evening at the Maple Ridge Public Library with a must see World Film. Friends of the Library will sell refreshments during intermission. Admission is free. This week’s film is Bicycle Thieves (Italy, 1948). • The Ridge Meadows Autism Information and support group meets the last Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ridge Meadows Association

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ing a self-help group is now being offered in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and surrounding areas at Willow Manor, 12275-224 St. Maple Ridge, on the second Thursday of every month (no meetings July and August), from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. The first meeting will take place March 8. For more information, contact David Ius or Greg Turnbull at 604-895-8202. • The 14th Annual Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour is taking entries. Artists and artisans of all kinds are invited to participate in this year’s Art Studio Tour, which takes place May 12 and 13. This year the Art Studio Tour participants will have an opportunity to showcase their work at the Art Studio Tour booth at the Maple Ridge Home Show, May 4, 5 and 6. Artists’ studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Deadline to register is March 1. For more information on this event contact Suzette Fram : 604-466-5477 or e-mail suzettefram@artstudiotour. ca. Art Studio Tour Website: http://www.artstudiotour.ca • Volunteers wanted. Be a mentor for newcomers who are new to Canada. Settlement Mentoring is looking for volunteers acting as a community guide and resource person. Time commitment is two to three hours once a week for three to six months. Contact ISS of BC in Maple Ridge at 778-284-7026, ext. 1582 or email smentoring. mr.@issbc.org • The BAMA Bluegrass Circle drop-in sessions are held the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bergthorson Academy Pitt Meadows location, 12229 Harris Road Pitt Meadows. They are hosted by Denis Leclerc, the well know local personality, fiddle, banjo, mandolin player and story teller. Bring your instrument, good harmony and join in. • Ridge Meadows Hospice Society requires visiting volunteers. Our next training session will begin in February. Please call the society office to register or to learn more about how you can volunteer. 604-463-7722 or visit our website: www.ridgemeadowshospicesocciety.com • Worn Once Graduation Dresses are on sale at Thomas Haney Secondary School every day during school hours until June 8. Graduation shopping can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose. Worn-once graduation dresses ranging from $30 to $350 are available for anyone interested. Contact the school at 604-463-2001 for further details. Anyone interested selling a worn-once graduation dress can contact the office.


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Ramblers bring home gold from Island tourney by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Maple Ridge Secondary School Rambler badminton team travelled to Victoria earlier this month for the Brentwood Bay Junior Invitational Badminton Tournament, coming home with a score of medals. Leading the way was Brian Choi, who won the triple crown with three gold medals in the U-16 competition. Choi finished first in the A Division boys’ singles event, as well as the boys’ doubles, with Adam Zukor-Nizor, and mixed doubles, with Laura Escueta. Brother Jason Choi was first in the U-14 A Division boys’ doubles event, along with Ben Kim, and finished second in singles and mixed doubles, with Christina Woo. Alison Lim was first in the U-19 A Division girls’ singles, as well as the doubles competition, with Shih-Yun Wang. Jeren Liu also picked up a pair of golds, claiming first place in the U-16 girls’ singles and doubles, with Julia Park. Other first place finishers include Simran Johar (U-14 C Division girls’ singles A Division doubles, B Division mixed doubles), Erica Magnaye (U-14 C Division girls’ singles), Ben Kim (U-14 B Division boys’ singles, B Division mixed doubles), Christina Woo (U-14 A Division girls’ doubles), Laura Escueta (U-16 B Division girls’ singles and doubles), Ben Hsieh (U-16 C Division boys’ doubles), Ryland Tinkham (U-16 C Division boys’ doubles), Julia Stanley (U-16 B Division girls’ doubles, and C Division mixed doubles), Adam Zubek-Nizol (U16 C Division mixed doubles), Vinnu Aniyan (U-19 B Division boys’ singles), Kalum Skipper (U-19 C Division boys’ singles), Shih-Yun Wang (U-19 B Division girls’ singles), Christian Dumas (U-19 B Division boys’ doubles), Rachel Carrier (U-19 B Division girls’ doubles), Chanmi Oh (U-19 B Division girls’ doubles, mixed doubles), Ethan Stephens (U-19 B Division mixed doubles). sports@mapleridgenews.com

Mitsu Iwai breaks down the court during the Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force’s 82-34 win over Robert Bateman secondary Wednesday night in Pitt Meadows. Robert Mangelsdorf/ THE NEWS

Air Force in full flight at FV finals by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force passed their first test at the Fraser Valley AAA senior

boys’ basketball championships Wednesday night, downing the Robert Bateman Timberwolves by a score of 82-34 at home. The outcome of the game was never in doubt as the No. 1 seed Marauders out-shot, out-hustled,

and out-defended the No. 32-seed Timberwolves. “That’s the advantage of being No. 1, is that you don’t get tested early,” said Pitt Meadows coach Rich Goulet. “The games we’re are going to see from here on are

going to be much more competitive.” Trevor Severinski had a dominating first half, picking up more than dozen rebounds, and leading the team in scoring. See Pitt, p50

Ridge, Pitt senior girls through to Fraser Valley finals by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter The Maple Ridge Ramblers AAA senior girls’ basketball team are one win away from securing a return trip to the provincial championships. The Ramblers were to have faced the Walnut Grove Gators Thursday night at WJ Mouat secondary in Abbotsford. A win in that game would ensure the Ramblers of at least an eighth place finish at the Fraser Valley championships, and a berth at the Telus B.C. High School AAA Girls’ Provincial Championships, held March 7 to 10 at Capilano University.

The Ramblers are the No. 10-ranked AAA team in the province and finished league play in the Fraser Valley Tier 1 Division with a 6-3 record. The Gators, meanwhile, were 0-9 in league play, but advanced to the championships with a 68-59 win over Fraser Heights on Tuesday. The Ramblers won their opening game of the Fraser Valley regional qualifiers on Monday with a 59-51 win over the WJ Mouat Hawks. The Ramblers fell 68-65 to Yale secondary, the No. 9-ranked team in the province, on Tuesday. Maple Ridge can finish as high as fifth at the Fraser Valley championships, which continue until Saturday, Feb. 25. Should the Ram-

blers beat Walnut Grove Thursday, they would face the either Delta or Fleetwood Park secondary school.

Pitt girls upset MEI Pitt Meadows Secondary School’s senior girls’ basketball team advanced to the championship round of the Fraser Valley AA tournament with an upset 41-23 win over the Mennonite Educational Institute Eagles on Friday. The unranked Marauders finished the regular season in the AA Fraser Valley North league with a 6-3 record, while MEI are the No. 9-ranked AA team in the province and finished the regular season

with a 9-1 record in the Fraser Valley Central league. Pitt Meadows opened the qualifying round with a 65-28 win over DW Poppy secondary on Thursday. Thanks to their 2-0 record in qualifying, the Marauders earned a bye through the first round of the Fraser Valley championships, held Wednesday night. Pitt Meadows was to have faced GW Graham Thursday night in their first game of the championship round. The top four teams at the tournament advance to the B.C. High School AA Girls’ Basketball Championship in Kamloops next month.

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

Harold Brittain Conference Name GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Aldergrove Kodiaks 42 27 12 1 2 57 170 137 Abbotsford Pilots 42 27 13 0 2 56 156 119 Port Moody Black Panthers 42 11 26 1 4 27 130 230 Ridge Meadows Flames 42 11 30 0 1 23 130 196 Mission Icebreakers 42 7 32 0 3 17 116 235 Tom Shaw Conference Name GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Richmond Sockeyes 42 36 6 0 0 72 222 61 Delta Ice Hawks 43 28 11 1 3 60 212 115 North Delta Devils 42 25 13 0 4 54 146 138 North Vancouver Wolf Pack 41 18 20 2 1 39 133 171 Grandview Steelers 42 16 19 3 4 39 135 148 PIJHL scoring leaders Player Spencer Traher Thomas Hardy Jeremy Hamaguchi Carter Popoff Kevan Kilistoff Adam Rossi Aaron Merrick Cody Smith Danny Brandys Anthony Brito Kyzen Loo Matthew Bissett Brady Bjornson Sean Pesut

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Apr. 9, 1957 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Feb. 10, 2012 Passed away suddenly but peacefully in her sleep at age 54 in her Maple Ridge home. Cynthia was born in Saskatoon, SK, the daughter of Frank and Ruth (nee Rempel) Klassen. She was born the second oldest of four children into a loving family, but faced many challenges throughout her all too short life. Cynthia shared her motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarkable memory for birthdays and anniversaries as well as enjoyed a gift for writing poetry. She also had an amazing sense of humour, even in her darkest hours, cheering up many a person with her phone calls. Cynthia was a devoted Christian, baptized in Richmond Bethel Mennonite Brethren Church on Aug. 17, 1975. Cynthia is predeceased by her mother Ruth and survived by her father Frank Sr. as well as brothers Frank, Lorne and Jeff along with her sister-in-laws Karen, Wendy/Rose & Kate; nieces and nephews Kaila (Kevin - daughters Ava & Evvy), Kelsey, Philip (Lian), Elise and Aaron. During Cynthiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardest times, she appreciated the love and support of her family along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A time of sharing and celebrating Cynthiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courageous life will take place at the Holiday Inn Magnolia Room, 8750 204th Street, Langley on Saturday, Mar. 3 at 2 pm. A reception will follow. Memorial gifts can be made to the Women Against Violence Against Women (wavaw.ca), Covenant House Vancouver (covenanthousebc.org) or Union Gospel Mission (ugm.ca).

CHAMPOUX, Cory Aug. 3, 1966 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Feb. 15, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden accidental passing of Cory Champoux, devoted husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Cory is survived by his wife Evelyn Koops, sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dustin and Jared Champoux, parents Evelyne and Harold Champoux, brothers Colin (Joann) and Bret (Annette), nieces Kaitlyn Champoux and Madyson Jack, mother and father inlaw Jeannette and Gerrit Koops, brother-in-law Rich Koops, very close friends, Christine Cairns and Werner Hahner, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Cory was born in Terrace, British Columbia but grew up in the south end of the Cowichan Valley. His love of sports began early, playing minor hockey and baseball in Mill Bay. He met the love of his life, Evelyn, in 1990 while playing for the same fastball team, the Psychos. Cory followed Evelynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s radio career to Terrace and Peace River, eventually moving back to the island in 2000. He was employed at the Duncan Country Grocer and later at Duncan Thrifty Foods where he leaves behind many dear friends and co-workers. Cory had an amazing sense of humour and was known for his love of Monty Python, SNL, movies, books, and beer. He was an avid lover of sports including baseball, NFL and College Basketball. He was an awesome cook and would often be found in the kitchen cooking or on the patio bbqueing new recipes that he had seen on cooking shows such as his favourite Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Cory was a big kid when it came to roller coasters! On their family vacation in 2009 to Anaheim, he got to ride the best roller coaster ever! at Magic Mountain. Recently, when the family was planning a trip to Hawaii, Coryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no roller coasters in Hawaii!â&#x20AC;? However, the true loves of his life were his wife Evelyn and his fantastic sons, Dustin and Jared. Cory recently became active and joined a gym and would often be seen walking around his neighborhood and to and from work. He was also closely involved with his sonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sports, either coaching baseball or helping out with the basketball team or with many of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraisers. A Celebration of Coryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 1pm at the Crofton Hall, 1681 Robert Rd, Crofton. Refreshments to follow at the Crofton Hall. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made in his memory to Duncan Minor Baseball Association, Mid Island Mustangs Baseball Club, Duncan Junior Basketball Association or Cowichan T-Birds Basketball Club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. If mountains crumbled to the sea, there would still be you and meâ&#x20AC;? Online condolences can be placed at http://www.hwwallacecbc.com

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Judi Evelyn Parsons (nee Hickey) July 4, 1949 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; February 20, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Judi Parsons after a valiant, albeit short, battle with pancreatic cancer. Judi was born in Edmonton, Alberta on July 4, 1949, the fourth of seven children born to Fred and Jean Hickey. Judi moved to Calgary in 1956 where she attended school, graduating from James Fowler High School in 1967. She excelled as a hair technician in both Montreal and New York before moving to BC in 1969 where she met, and subsequently married, Bob Parsons. Her working career included time spent as a hair technician, car salesperson, event planner and an entrepreneur. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Jean Hickey and by her younger sister Deanna Davis. Judi was a wonderful wife, mother, homemaker, sister and friend. Seldom was there a time when her house was dark or empty as Judi could always be found cooking up a storm for her frequent dinner parties or welcoming others into her incredible garden. Her Ă air and creativity was to be admired. Judi was someone that had a signiĂ&#x20AC;cant impact on so many people in the community. She was deĂ&#x20AC;nitely a person you could count on and one that was always honest and direct. Judi is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 40 years Bob; children Cody (Jenn) Parsons, Kalie (Paul) Whitaker, grandchildren Shea, Colten, Cameron, Darien, Jackson and Kaylee; along with her eldest sister Mimi (Rick) Hiscox, brother David Hickey and the sister of her heart, Darlene Miller as well as Diane (David) McKendrick, Joanne (Peter) Voss, Ed Parsons, Merri-Ann Stark, Margaret Parsons, Daphne (David) Switzer, Wendy (Mike) Crandell. Judi also leaves to mourn many extended family members and special friends. Numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews spread throughout Canada and the US will miss her special holiday celebrations and spectacular parties. An enormous thank you to all of the amazing palliative care nurses and doctors at the Ridge Meadows Palliative Care Team and the Abbotsford Regional Hospital Tertiary/Palliative Care Ward. Your devotion, care and unbelievable attention did not go unnoticed and for that our family will be forever grateful. A memorial service will be held at Burnett Fellowship Church (20639 123 Street, Maple Ridge) on March 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM with a reception to follow. In lieu of Ă owers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Judi Parsons would be greatly appreciated. Judi would want you to hug your loved ones and to perform a random act of kindness! Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca. Just as I believe in the sun, Even though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not shining, So too do I believe in your love, Even though you are no longer beside me. Rest gently my love until we are together again. -Bob


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JOB FAIR of NORTHERN BC

Wednesday, February 29 Noon-8:00 pm

Four Seasons Hotel

791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver This event is free to attend, but registration is mandatory.

www.emapjobs.ca/job fair

HERFORT CONCRETE 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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 320

Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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

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

245

CONTRACTORS

RDL VENTURES General Contracting ~ Framing Forming ~ Farm Buildings ~Renovations ~ 30 yrs exp.

(778)214-4743 or 604-351-9715

283A

HANDYPERSONS

LARRY THE HANDY GUY. Reno’s, Hauling & Clean ups Elec/ Plumb/ Tiling (778)994-4736

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...

CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

257

DRYWALL

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.

Bsmt suites, bathrooms, windows siding, H/W tank installation, etc NO JOB TOO SMALL

260

ELECTRICAL

Gary 467-3024 Cellular 604-671-9694

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

288

HOME REPAIRS

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

300

(#102055) Bonded

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

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867. RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Licensed & Bonded. Call Don 604-462-0480 or 604-861-7418

A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656 HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Email: hoot&owl@telus.net Gary 604-339-5430

604-462-9009

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

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS Int./Ext. + POWER WASHING. Man & Wife with combined Exp. of 75+ Years. 604-467-2532

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

LANDSCAPING

DRNEWEARTH.COM

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Call: (604)460-8776

DUTCH TOUCH Green Services Ltd

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

604-463-3644 604-861-1490 GREAT ESCAPES Landscaping Strata’s, Complexes, Commercial property grounds maintenance. (604)841-8300

Advertise where clients look when they want to travel...

EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

Call Chris

$45/Hr

ABC HANDYMAN. Reno, Framing, Carpentry, D-Wall, Electric, Plumbing. Refs. Call Kevin 604-308-0064.

CHOICE RENOVATIONS

Asphalt roofs, Re & Re, Shake conversions *30yrs Exp.

Local & Long Distance

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

Ceiling Restoration: taping, spraying, patches & small boarding jobs, 30 yrs exp. Del 604-505-3826

ABACUS ROOFING

AFFORDABLE MOVING

meadowslandscapesupply.com

M.T. GUTTERS

MOVING & STORAGE

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

(604)465-1311

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

(604)466-8931 www.sajeplumbing.ca

604-465-1311

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

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

SAJE PLUMBING & HEATING Lic. & Ins. Free quotes. Reas. rates

Meadows Landscape Supply

Seven Days a Week

CONCRETE & PLACING

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

242

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

Prompt Delivery Available

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

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

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

Free Estimates

173E

PLUMBING

LAWNS PLUS

Landscape Maintenance

MIND BODY SPIRIT

HEALTH PRODUCTS

338

Lawn care

(604)671-2746 RELAXING SWEDISH MASSAGE ~ SPECIAL $65. *Stress Free *European *Private 604.230.4444

RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

Flower Beds W Allan Blocks Bark Mulch W River Lava Rock

.

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Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

Trimming W Pruning W Topping Clean-upW Garbage Removal

604.836.4885

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos.

PERSONAL SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PAINT SPECIAL

S. H. Landscaping Tree Services

TRADES, TECHNICAL

WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com.

LANDSCAPING

ACCOUNTING Done Accurately Small Business, P/U & Delivery Bookkeeping, Payroll, Tax Returns, HST.604-814-0967 / 604-862-1596

NO CALLS, please!!!

WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

203

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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

careers@bsv.ca 160

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

IN-HOME SALES PROFESSIONALS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing 604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

MAKING YOUR RENOVATION DREAMS COME TRUE... Kitchens • Bathrooms New Additions • Flooring Painting • Decks Windows / Doors Stonework • Siding & More Free Estimates BBB • WCB • Insured Check Out Our Extraordinary Projects At www.caliberwest contracting.com

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

PETS 477

PETS

REAL ESTATE 626

HOUSES FOR SALE

LAB cross puppies, vet checked, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.

With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.

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 PITBULLS ~ PUREBRED. Ready for sale. $500. Vet ✔, 6 weeks old. Call 604-217-2983 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, black, ready. $700. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.

PET OBITUARIES

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Tree Service

Official greeter and well loved clinic cat of the Maple Ridge Veterinary Hospital passed away on Feb 16, 2012 after a brave, year-long battle with lymphoma. From his perch on the desk he was an encourager of the smallest patient and keen observer of the largest. He was a friend to everyone he met. Finiks was one of a kind and we will never forget him.

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Steel Building Sale. Inventory Discount Sale. 30x40, 42x80, 100x100 Erection Avail, 40 yr paint Must Sell, Will Deal, Source# 1O5 866-609-4321 STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure- 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170

548

FURNITURE

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

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

PETS 456

FEED & HAY

LOCAL HAY FOR SALE. Good Quality! 60lb bale average. $6/bale. Pitt Meadows. Call 604-505-4087.

477

PETS

BENGAL CAT beautiful 3.5 y/o M, neutered, fully vaccinated, indoor, very friendly, must find good home no cats no kids $250 604-820-1603 BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $1,200. 778241-5504. Langley Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442/604-854-1978 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 Chihuahua pups, tiny, 2 males, 1 long & 1 short, vet check, deworm, 1st shots, $650. (604)799-1919

604.465.7221

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200

PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm & den suite $875 2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION

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

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 778.707.9647

WW ANYTHING OF VALUE WW Single items to entire households

463-4449 or 209-6583 MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 Queen Pillow Top Mattress & Box • 720 Coil 2.5’’ Pillowtop • Brand New • 10 yr. warranty • Your Price $490 604.807.5864 The Mattress Guy

551

GARAGE SALES

MAPLE RIDGE

GARAGE SALE

✶ Fundraiser for Youth going to Costa Rica to work ✶ 13287 - 232 Street Saturday, Feb. 25 - 9am to 1pm Sporting goods, gently used clothing, dining table/4chairs, and LOTS MORE!

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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

REAL ESTATE

GOLDEN Ret pups pb family and farm raised. 1st shots health check, dewormed. Parents to view. $550 M, $650 FM. 604-513-8515

625

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.

DEROCHE, #31 - 41168 Lougheed Hwy. Modular home + wrkshop. Blt in 2005. $97,000 Call 604-826-2151

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

MAPLE RIDGE

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MAPLE RIDGE West. upgraded manufactured 2 bdrm home. Age 55+, $45,000 obo (604)477-1900 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

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

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

LAND OF ORCHARDS, Vineyards & Tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring Business! Free Brochure Website: www.kingsrda.ca Email: mmacdonald@kingsrda.ca Toll - free: 1-888-865-4647 NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 PoCo 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex with 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms. Avail Now. N/S. $1100/mo. COQ CTR area lrg 2 Bdr 12th flr hi-rise,2full baths, inste w/d, gym & sauna in bldng, ns/np, $1250.

Call 604-464-7548

Maple Ridge

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, newer 1 & 2 bdrm. suites, starting at $850 mo. U/G prkg., insuite ldry., priv. balcony, small pet OK, (604)807-7105 MAPLE RIDGE Sunwood. New top floor Assisted Living Condo.1 Bdrm 1 bath, 24/hr emergency response. $1150/mo. Call 604-970-9510.

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

604.477.0603 MAPLE RIDGE

WESTGATE APTS Under New Management Large 2 bdrm stes available. Incudes heat, hot water, large balconies. Close to transit.

Call 778-788-1845

COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bthrm- 996 sf. Cls to shopping, Douglas College & amen. March 1. N/s, N/p. $1350/mo. Call 604-941-3259 COQUITLAM, low rise concrete bldg, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, undg sec. prk, gas F/P, balcony, $1150. Avail. immed. Call (778) 889-3731. MAPLE RIDGE 222/Dewdney. Gordon Tower, 2/bdrm condo, u/g parking. $1100/mo. Avail now. 604-467-4450, 604-833-4450. MAPLE RIDGE, Central 1 bdrm. suite, quiet, secure bldg., u/g prkg., ldry. rm., $880 mo. 604-785-8851

Check out bcclassified.com’s Real Estate section in the 600’s.

750

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm HOUSE on acreage, pets OK, $1350/mth + utils. Phone (604)467-9734. MAPLE RIDGE; 4 bdrm split lvl, all appl, hrdwd flrs, newly reno’d 2.5 yrs ago, fncd yrd. 2 Blks to dwntn, 5 mins to Golden Ears. $1550. Apr 1. (604) 941-2243 or 942-7876. MAPLE RIDGE, Central: 5/bdrms, 3/bath in c-d-s, dbl gar, 2,000 sq/ft. Near all amens & schls. N/P, N/S. $1960/mo+ utils. (604)785-8851. PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1030/$1134/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, LOWER

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

MAPLE RIDGE, Thornhill area. lrg. 2 bdrm. Full bath, on acreage. Pri. entry & prkg. $950/mo. incls. laundry & hydro N/S. Small pet okay. Avail. immed. 604-462-0351 MAPLE RIDGE West 1 bdrm, fresh paint & upgrading, share laundry, N/S, N/P, avail immed $725/mo incl gas & hydro (604)463-9963

751

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230

SUITES, UPPER

PORT Coquitlam. SxS upper 3 bd, 2 bth, appl, s/deck, view, nr amens, recent renos. $1150. 604-941-4166

752

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM 2 bdrm T/H, 1.5 baths garage, lots of storage, patio, priv setting, walk to ament. Sm pet ok. 1yr lease. $1450/mo. 604-459-8913 MAPLE RIDGE 3 bdrm, inste W/D, carport, storage, $1100 incl heat. n/s, n/p, March 1st 604-306-0627 2003 Salem Light: Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras $10,500: (604)463-9428

Maple Ridge 3 Bedroom 2.5 bath 2 year new Townhouse $1900/mo avail now

2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

Please call Tom Fraser Property Mgmt

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.

604.466.7021

MAPLE RIDGE. Brookside Garden. Reno’d attractive 3 bdrm. N/S. Immed or Mar.1. Call 778-835-0748

Camera rear vision, dual pane windows, elec. Awning, A/C, 2000 watt inverter, $5000 in savings! $94,483 (Stk.31063A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

MAPLE RIDGE. Near hosp. Quiet 2 bdrm T/H, 1.5 baths, incl. heat/hw. 4 appl, 2 prk spots. Sorry n/p. $1020. avail now. 604-708-1661. PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

2009 Montana 3400RL

PITT MEADOWS, Ford & Harris, 3 bdrm T/H. Quiet family complex, rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-465-4851

TRANSPORTATION 810

Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

AUTO FINANCING

TOP PRODUCERS REALTY LTD

845

MAPLE RIDGE 207A St: 2 brm 2 bath spacious condo avail Feb 1st! Small pet ok w/pet dep. Centrally located. F/P, storage,2 private balconies. Secure parking.$1200/m

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

For viewing call Gulnaz 604-820-9000 or TEXT 604-854-0011 WHONNOCK AREA; 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, NS/NP. $1000/mo incl utils. Avail immed. 778-837-9934

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

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

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc MAPLE RIDGE

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

Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

604-463-3000

746

ROOMS FOR RENT ST

$75 OFF 1 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 750

SUITES, LOWER

MAPLE RIDGE. 1 bdrm +den, 1400 sf, W/D. New bath/carpet. NP/NS. $900 incl utils/net. 604-505-8181. MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath very clean, quiet. $700 incl util NS/NP. Avail now Gilbert 604-466-6388 MAPLE RIDGE: 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, sep entr. ground floor. 5 appl. F/P. $850/mo utils & sat. inc. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. 604-842-1994 MAPLE RIDGE Balsalm St & 134 Ave. brand new 2 bdrm bsmt ste. incld’s hydro & gas, alarm & A/C, No pets . N/S (604)773-3912 Maple Ridge, Laityview Area - very lrg. 1400sf. grn’d lvl. 1 bdrm. sperate laundry. Private yard & street. New Full bath. $850 incls. utils. Sorry No Pets! Call Rick 604.790.7425

Find FIND THE HOME OF YOUR s! DREAMS!

RENTALS

604-464-3550

736

MAPLE RIDGE

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

“Since 1987”

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

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

Near Shopping & Amenities.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

604-942-6907

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

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

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200

Maple Ridge - 1 Bdrm $550/mo includes hot water . Certified Crime Free Building Mature adult oriented. Close to uptown 604-463-4131 for appointment (9am-5pm)

Finiks

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St

518

PAUL BUNYAN

Polo Club Apartments

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

TOPSOIL

APARTMENT/CONDO

2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

374

706

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

T & K Haulaway

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

APARTMENT/CONDO BURNABY & COQUITLAM

778-233-4949

• • •

706

RENTALS

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments

LOVE ANIMALS? - Love your Career! Animal Health Technology diploma program. GPRC Fairview Campus. On-campus working farm. On-site large and companion animals. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

479

RENTALS

MAPLE RIDGE, LARGE 1 bdrm suite, near schools, WCE, & shop centre. $695 incl’s util’s. Own W/D. Brand new carpet/laminate. NP. Avail. now. Phone (778)242-1313. MAPLE RIDGE: New 2 bdrm, 2 bth, W/D, D/W, sep entry, wheelchair access. $1100/mo incl hydro. Near 240th. N/S, N/P. (604)417-4180

INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now, or we can deliver to you. www.DriveHomeNow.com. 877-758-7311 or 250-7515205. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in February, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

818

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

CARS - DOMESTIC

1987 CHEVROLET Celebrity Clean, 166,600 kms, $800. obo Call 604-619-8596

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $3500/obo. Ph 604-931-1236

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 The Scrapper

2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $22,500: 9000kms. (778) 895-7570 2011 NISSAN VERSA - 5 dr hatchback, auto, 20K. Loaded. Asking $9800/obo. 778-895-7570

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MOTORCYCLES

2005 POLARIS Sportsman ATV, 700 twin, EFI, mossy oak camel, warn winch, front & rear bumpers, Easy-Off windshield, exc. cond. 1538km. $5500 firm. Chilliwack 1 (604)799-8533 2008 HONDA 150 CRF Dirt Bike Less than 20 hours operating time. LIKE NEW. No scratches. $2000. Call 604-845-1895. SPEND YOUR HOURS working on ATV’s, Snowmobiles, and Watercraft. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Learn to repair small engines, recreational vehicles. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Hands-on training - street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Challenge 1st year Apprenticeship exam. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

2006 YAMAHA APEX 1000, 4stroke, MLX Mtn. 163” x 2¼” track, reverse, comes with service manual. 1024 mi. Cheapest Apex/4stroke in Canada! $5900 firm. Chilliwack (604)799-8533

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7700 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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TRUCKS & VANS

2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext cab, auto, green, 135K, $8800 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 2005 FORD Ranger XLT ext cab, 4X4, 5 spd, 219,000kms, 2nd owner. Pristine cond $6500 (604)341-1445


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