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Probation in rave sentence Teenager must also write essay an apology by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter A teenager who pleaded guilty to distributing photographs of 16-year-old girl allegedly being raped at a Pitt Meadows rave was sentenced to 12 months probation Friday in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court. The teen, who cannot be named because of his age, must also write an essay on the dangers of social media and a letter of apology to the victim. “As much as [the teen] would want to turn back time and take back what he has done, the reality of life is such that he cannot undo what he has done,” Judge Pedro De Couto sad before handing down the sentence. See Rave, p3

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No love lost Susan Croll and George Serra of the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association untangle hearts hanging from trees outside the school district office Tuesday, Valentine’s Day. More than 400 hearts were hung, containing messages written by local teachers, who are currently without a contract. See story, p21.

She took ecstasy: 911 call Trial starts into death of Shannon Raymond, 16 by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter A 911 call made during the last minutes of a teenage girl’s life was played in court Monday during a trial for a woman charged in connection with her death. Victoria Turley made the call at 6 a.m. on July 26, 2008, after finding 16-year-old Shannon Raymond unconscious in her former home on

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Candlelight vigil for teens killed in crash Funerals for Crystal Weaver and Dawson Spencer held on the weekend by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s staff reporter

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Hundreds of people, mostly teenagers, gathered at a candlelight vigil for Crystal Weaver and Dawson Spencer at Dewdney Trunk Road and Dunbar Street in downtown Maple Ridge on Thursday.

Friends sang Happy Birthday on Thursday evening to Crystal Weaver, who was killed in a head-on collision Sunday, four days before she would have turned 19. Hundreds gathered at the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and Dunbar Street in downtown Maple Ridge at a candlelight vigil for Weaver and Dawson Spencer. Spencer, 17, was driving the a van that police say crossed the centre line and crashed headon into a Honda Civic, in which Weaver was a passenger. The two boys who were passengers in Spencer’s van, and his classmates at Samuel Robertson Technical School, were injured in the crash. One still remains in hospital. The driver of the Honda also remains in hospital with compound fractures to both her femurs, while a second passenger in the car has since been released. All three girls were friends who graduated from Garibaldi secondary last year. Investigators say the van was likely speeding, and alcohol is being considered a factor in the crash, but it could be months before toxicology reports will be able to confirm it.

Police have not yet confirmed whether or not Spencer consumed alcohol prior to the crash. However, neither he nor the driver of the Honda should not have been on the road Sunday. RCMP say Spencer had an ‘L’ licence, while Jessica Smalls, who was driving the Honda, had an ‘N.’ Anne Sagorski lived nearby and heard the crash. She showed up to the vigil show respect for the families. “It’s hard for the young people to lose their friends that way.”

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Katie-Wray Pearson, Brittany Francis, Amie Lasser and Jas Keating, all Garibaldi secondary students, were gathered around on the perimeter of the crowd, which numbered a few hundred. “It just shows how many people care about them,” said Keating. It’s been a difficult week at school, she added. “It’s been really sad.” Funerals for both teens were held over the weekend. – with files from Phil Melnychuk.

‘Of all the charges laid, this one was the most damaging’ Rave from front The harm done to the victim’s reputation, her good name and her self-confidence by the “thoughtless acts” of this young person has significantly scarred her, the judge added. Initially charged with producing and distributing child pornography, the boy pleaded guilty in December to the lesser charge of distributing obscene material. Police allege the teenage girl was sexually assaulted at “Another Night in Bangkok,” a party held on a farm at 12993 Harris Rd. on Sept. 10, 2010. The teen, who was 17 at the time, admitted he took

photographs and a video on his Blackberry of what he thought was consensual sex and sent it to others. He told the court he took the photographs because he thought his friends would never believe what he had seen. The images were eventually posted by others on the social-networking site Facebook and repeatedly shared online, prompting RCMP to make a public appeal to stop their distribution. Now 18, the young man is currently in university, pursuing studies in commerce and business administration. “By all accounts, he is

intelligent and capable and there is no reason to expect he will fall short of achieving the goals he has set for his life,” said Judge De Couto, noting the teen had matured and shown remorse for the crime. The teen has four months to complete the 1,500 word essay and must return to court later this year for a performance review. “I expect a real essay,” said Judge De Couto, while looking sternly at the teen. “You are intelligent and capable and I expect a proper university level essay.” Outside court, the teenage girl’s father expressed his disappointment with

the sentence. “Out of all of the charges laid, this was the most damaging. It did not allow my daughter the privacy and the time to heal,” he said. “If he is so remorseful, as the judge thinks he is, why didn’t he get up and why didn’t he want to face us and say he is sorry? To me, that would have gone a long way.” The young girl missed a year of school following the incident. She is currently studying at home and hopes to graduate with her peers. The teenage boy was the first of three people to face charges following the rave.

Breach charge laid against Pitt rave accused A man charged with distributing pornographic photographs of an alleged sexual assault of teenage girl at a Pitt Meadows rave has breached his bail conditions for the second time since November. Dennis John Allen Warrington appeared in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court on Monday on two counts of breaching a recognizance. Ridge Meadows RCMP allege Warrington violated a condition, which prohibited him from consuming alcohol following an incident on Feb. 6. This is the second time Warrington has been charged with a breach. He was charged with a similar violation in November. The 20-year-old was charged last year with making child pornography, and intending to distribute it. Police allege the teenage girl was sexually assaulted at “Another Night in Bangkok,” a party held on a farm at 12993 Harris Rd. on Sept. 10, 2010. A 16-year-old boy took photographs of the alleged assault and sent them to friends who then posted the images on Facebook, where they were repeatedly shared online. Warrington’s bail conditions included a curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days a week.

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nie Daykin was surprised at Watts’ demand. An average $23 increase to the levy kicks in 2013 as an interim measure until new funding sources, either more tolls or a vehicle levy, are approved. Daykin’s not sure what would be the impact of rejecting that increase and isn’t sure if he’d back Watts. If TransLink’s supplemental plan gets blocked, Maple Ridge could lose the $900,000 annually it gets for major road construction as well as a commitment to pay for half of a portion of the widening of Abernethy Way. He pointed out that TransLink went through an audit a few years ago, which resulted in layoffs of senior staff. A two-cent increase in the TransLink’s gas tax takes effect in April, but that will generate only about half of what’s required in its budget plan. But Watts refuses to be part of that debate until an audit proceeds – something the provincial government has so far blocked. Daykin said he’d also

consider more widespread tolls on roads and bridges, and that there’s been discussions about tolling all the bridges in Metro Vancouver. A vehicle levy and more provincial money should also be considered, he added. He pointed out people in Abbotsford don’t pay anything into TransLink, yet use its roads and account for 30 per cent of the passenger load on the West Coast Express. Perhaps a vehicle levy could be scaled by region, according to the level of service in each area. According to TransLink’s 2012 business plan, toll revenues for the Golden Ears Bridge are paying for only half the operating costs of the $808-million bridge opened in June 2009. The budget for 2012 calls for toll revenues of $39 million while financing costs, payments to the bridge builder, payments to the toll operator and maintenance costs came to $80 million. As result, TransLink will be pouring in an additional $41 million in 2012 for the bridge costs.

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Health-care realities Hospitals in the Fraser Health region are chronically overcrowded. Patients regularly are parked in hallways and emergency wards – sometimes for days. Those uncomfortable – and sometimes risky – realities will be the focus of a panel of external experts who will examine hospital congestion and make recommendations. It isn’t likely this group will uncover major solutions that haven’t already been identified and implemented. A number of progressive initiatives to deal with hospital congestion have been recently undertaken by Fraser Health, including payfor-performance funding to reward hospitals for increasing efficiency, and a push for patient home support rather than hospital stays. Yet, despite those efforts, emergency visits are up 7.3 per cent so far this year and patient days spent in hospitals in the region are up five per cent. Clearly, demand is outstripping facilities and resources. And the pressure is going to continue to rise, as Fraser Health estimates it will gain another 327,000 residents, or 20 per cent more, by 2020. Meanwhile, the population of seniors over age 65 is forecast to balloon 50 per cent by 2020 to more than 100,000. The “quick” solution is to build more hospital capacity. However, that requires vast sums of money – from a cash-strapped government already running deficit budgets and facing increasing debt, in a less than dynamic economic climate. The armchair quarterbacks will lob off criticisms anchored in hindsight, and vague “stop wasting money” bromides, which of course don’t address the specifics, nor the billions of dollars required for expanded hospital infrastructure, and the professionals required to staff it. Make no mistake, hospital overcrowding is only one aspect of B.C’s overall health care challenge, which currently gobbles $18 billion, or more than 40 per cent of the entire provincial budget. As this new panel of experts will confirm, there are no easy answers to the present model of health care delivery, which increasingly appears to be unsustainable. It’s time to get real with a national step toward expanded forms of fee-for-service. – Black Press

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We are floating on a sea of gas VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark’s recent fanfare about developing a natural gas export industry in northern B.C. included a major change in electricity policy. Last year, Clark’s government forced B.C. Hydro to trim B.C. Views its operations and keep its next two an- Tom Fletcher nual rate increases below four per cent. Part of the savings will come from redefining former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate strategy, which required B.C. Hydro to be self-sufficient in even low-water years, with no net electricity imports. The target is now self-sufficiency in average-water years, limiting expansion of independent power projects. It also means B.C. will import more gasfired electricity in the coming years, and burn some of its own abundant gas to generate new power up north. North America finds itself floating on a sea of shale gas. Campbell’s plan entailed using B.C.’s big dams to stabilize and store power from new intermittent sources of hydro and wind, building the Site C dam on the Peace River and exporting clean energy at a premium in a carbonpriced North American market. Both the carbon market and the export market have evaporated. While B.C. was developing run-of-river to sell to California, the U.S. west coast built

new capacity, much of it gas fired, after an electricity crisis that caused brownouts more than a decade ago. Today, Washington state producers are actually paying B.C. Hydro to take their excess power because they need to move it into the grid, and B.C. is the only place that can store it using dam capacity. NDP energy critic John Horgan is celebrating this change in B.C. Hydro policy. He says the government made a multi-billion-dollar miscalculation by assuming California’s electricity shortage would continue indefinitely, and surplus power would be profitable. He says independent power contracts are part of B.C. Hydro’s current financial problems, but political interference in planning is the bigger issue. Horgan would not endorse the Wilderness Committee’s call to cancel electricity purchase contracts B.C. Hydro has signed for more run-of-river developments. Additional projects are planned for the Upper Lillooet, Upper Toba and Harrison Rivers in southern B.C., and the Kokish River on northern Vancouver Island. Most are aboriginal partnerships. Energy Minister Rich Coleman told me no contracts will be cancelled, and he rejected my suggestion that B.C. Hydro could end up with too much power in the wrong places and at the wrong time of year. B.C. Hydro can move power around as well as store it, and that ability will improve when the smart grid is completed. Independent power doesn’t end there. It shifts to northern B.C., where three liquefied natural gas projects will need

output equivalent to two and a half Site C dams to operate. Coleman confirmed that at least one modern gas-fired power plant will be needed to develop LNG, which is expected to be in business before Site C could be built. That powerhouse will likely be built by the LNG developers, and used to back up new intermittent sources of offshore and land-based wind and any river or geothermal sites available along a new northwest power line.

B.C. will likely have a second gas-fired power plant in the northeast corner.

B.C. will likely have a second gasfired power plant in the northeast corner, to supply the Horn River shale gas development and processing plant now underway. Coleman says that plant should be able to capture carbon dioxide and sequester it deep underground. Fort Nelson and points north will remain off the BC Hydro grid. Even with carbon capture in the northeast, Campbell’s greenhouse gas targets look to be the next part of his legacy to be abandoned.

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I find it appalling that some Lower Mainland mayors would favor tolling existing bridges to fund TransLink. Is it fair to charge people a fee because they have the misfortune to have to cross a waterway everyday to go to work and back? This could affect several members of one household and become a real financial burden. It would be particularly difficult for residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows as they are bound by two rivers. We were only area in the Lower Mainland that had to put up with the inconvenience of a swing bridge for decades, To toll the new Pitt River bridge would be an insult to us all. This is particularly so because the new bridge received $90 million from the federal government to build it. The other $108 million came from the provincial government. Nothing came from TransLink, which offers little in the way of service to us and probably never will. If this seemingly mismanaged entity requires more money, it should get it by some other means rather than tolling our lifeline heading west. PETER HARRIS MAPLE RIDGE

online comments Arlene Hunter: Re: Seniors caught in dental squeeze (mapleridgenews.com). I salute you, Sandy Harnett. I too cannot afford to have the work done on my teeth that I need. I am looking for a part-time job to earn enough to be able to keep my teeth. Thank you. You have said it all. I lost my dental plan when I was retired too.

Historically churches have earned statutory property tax exemptions because they filled social needs in our communities. According to a Maple Ridge municipal annual report, those exemptions totalled more than $140,000 in 2010. There is no note or mention of what, if any, services these churches provide to the community in return

for the property tax exemptions. In addition to the property tax exemptions, many churches increase their revenues through leases for non-church activities, such as daycare and pre-school programs. At least one church also operates a bingo game in a tax-exempt facility in direct competition with the Bingoplex and any other commercial establishments that pay

high property taxes and are granted no exemptions. I think it is fitting that any organization or church which enjoys the largesse of Maple Ridge taxpayers should be required to justify their exemptions by providing a detailed public explanation of the value of the services they provide the community. We have homeless people suffering through extreme weather conditions with lit-

tle help from municipal hall or most of the churches in town. It should be feasible for the churches and municipal officials to devise an emergency shelter program. That would go a long way towards justifying property tax exemptions that are a holdover to those times when churches took their social responsibilities seriously. SANDY MACDOUGALL MAPLE RIDGE

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Re: What does bike helmet bylaw really do? (Cycling, Feb. 10). I read Jackie Chow’s article with a great deal of amusement at her lack of knowledge. My mother is Dutch, and I have spent a lot of time in Holland. It is a country that covers only 2.5 times the land area of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, with a population more than six times what we have here, or half of Canada’s population. Furthermore, the change in altitude from Maple Ridge municipal hall to Port Ham-

mond is more than the greatest elevation change in all of Holland. They have a bicycle culture that pre-dates the first white man’s house in this region, and have had mass transit (horse drawn) before the first house was built in Quebec City. With all this, you are still less likely to be hit by a car, while riding your bicycle on an Amsterdam street than you are while walking across Lougheed Highway at a green light. We drive bigger cars, faster and with less attention than anybody over there. I would not dare to ride a bicycle here

without a significant sense of imminent danger, and the knowledge that my helmet may not save my body from harm, but at least I am more likely to live to recover from my injuries than Ms. Chow will. I forgot to mention: my nine-year old cycles to Laity View along 216th Street every day that it is not actually raining when he leaves. It’s a distance that would cross most Dutch towns. In September, his was one of about six bicycles locked in the rack. In January, it’s the only one there. BEN FISHMAN MAPLE RIDGE

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‘Raymond needed help walking’ Trial from front “Nothing can prepare you for a 911 tape of people trying to breathe life back into your daughter,” Raymond said outside New Westminster Supreme Court when the trial broke for a lunch break. “My sister was vibrant, energetic and friendly,” said Shannon’s sister, Danielle Raymond, who was dressed in purple – Shannon’s favourite colour. Shannon took ecstasy during a birthday celebration held on a “party bus” the night before. She died from complications after consuming the club drug, a substance she had possibly tried for the first time that night. Turley is not accused of supplying ecstasy to the teen. Crown prosecutor Jay Fogle expects to call 20 witnesses during the trial, which is expected to last two weeks. He said if Turley had called for an ambulance, Shannon would have likely survived. But Richard Cassia, a friend of Turley who was at her house on the night, indicated the teen was checked on by adults. He was summoned by Crown to testify. Turley was hosting her birthday party that evening, attended by eight to 12 adults. They had been drinking. Cassia described himself as “hammered.” He said he noticed Shannon arrive at the house after midnight on July 26 with Turley’s teenage son Spencer and two other girls. “She was intoxicated,” he told the court, noting that Shannon need help walking to the house. Shannon was later taken to a bedroom, where she was put on a futon, propped up by pillows and towels. Cassia said before he left Turley’s house around 3 a.m., he felt Shannon’s foot and hand to make sure she did not have a fever. He told the court he looked over at Shannon’s friends and said “make sure you take care of” her. Turley’s lawyer, David Milburn, asked Cassia if there was anything wrong that led him to believe an ambulance should be called. “You were of the view that this was a young person who drank to much?” said Milburn.

Drunk drivers taken off road Three drivers were taken off the road in Maple Ridge over the weekend after police caught them driving drunk. The first driver was stopped around 11 p.m. Friday after he made a left turn in front of a marked police car on Dewdney Trunk Road at 222nd Street. The man provided a breath sample into a roadside screening device, which showed as a ‘warn,’ meaning the man’s blood-alcohol level was between .06 per cent and .10 per cent. This resulted in an Immediate Roadside Prohibition for three days and the 47-year-old man from Maple Ridge had his car impounded for the same period. Just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, a car was seen being driven erratically on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. The car was stopped and police said the driver exhibited signs of being impaired by alcohol. Samples of the man’s breath showed he was twice the legal limit. The last driver was nabbed at a road check on Abernethy Way and 224th Street in Maple Ridge just before midnight on Saturday. The driver had breath samples analyzed at one and a half times the legal limit. “Ridge Meadows RCMP will be

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Break-in Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a break-in to a home on 209th Street in Maple Ridge. A thief forced open a basement window to the house between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. A laptop computer, X-Box gaming system, including a controller and headset, and six X-Box games were stolen.

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Notice of Public Hearing TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, North-East corner entrance, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2012 to consider the following bylaws: 1a) RZ/065/09 MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6791-2011 LEGAL: Lot 22 Except : Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5374), Block 1,District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5374) Lot 22, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5978) Lot 23, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Lot 23 Except: Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5978), Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Lot 24, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Lot 25, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; East 42 Feet of Lot 26, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Parcel “131”, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Explanatory Plan 66980. LOCATION: 11613 and 11617 224 Street, 22367 and 22379 116 Avenue, 22344, 22350 and 22352 Callaghan Avenue. FROM: RS-1 (One Family Urban Residential) & C-3 (Town Centre Commercial) TO: CRM (Commercial Residential) PURPOSE: To permit development of a hotel comprising of 125 rooms and commercial and restaurant space. 1b) RZ/065/09 MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6901-2012 LEGAL: Lot 22 Except : Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5374), Block 1,District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5374) Lot 22, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5978) Lot 23, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Lot 23 Except: Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5978), Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Lot 24, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Lot 25, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; East 42 Feet of Lot 26, Block 1, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 155; Parcel “131”, District Lot 398, Group 1, New Westminster District, Explanatory Plan 66980. LOCATION: 11613 and 11617 224 Street, 22367 and 22379 116 Avenue, 22344, 22350 and 22352 Callaghan Avenue. PURPOSE: To amend the Maple Ridge Zoning Bylaw No. 3510 – 1985, PART 7, COMMERCIAL ZONES, Section 707 COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL:CRM, Subsection 6) SIZE OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES shall be amended by inserting the following clause between clause (a) and (b) and renumbering the clauses accordingly:

2b) RZ/091/10 MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6898-2012 LEGAL: Lot A, Section 15, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 22387 Lot 1, Section 15, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 7709 LOCATION: 24371 and 24417 112th Avenue PURPOSE: To amend Schedule “A” of the Official Community Plan Chapter 10, Area Plan, Section 10.2 Albion Area Plan as follows: 1) Sub-Section 10.2.1 land use Designations, A. Residential Designations, item 2 Residential Low-Medium Density is amended by adding the following clause: “a) notwithstanding the above, a minimum parcel area of “371m2 (3993 ft2)” is only permitted for the properties located at Lot A, Section 15, Township 12, New Westminster District Plan 22387 and Lot 1, Section 15, Township 12, New Westminster District Plan 7709”. 2) Sub-Section 10.2.7 Albion Zoning Matrix, Land Use Designation, Residential Low-Medium Density is amended by adding the following zone into the Zone column: R-1 (Residential District), Subject to Policy 10.2.1 A(2)(a) 2c) RZ/091/10 MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6855-2011 LEGAL: Lot A, Section 15, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 22387 Lot 1, Section 15, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 7709 LOCATION: 24371 and 24417 112th Avenue FROM: RS-3 (One Family Rural Residential) TO: R-1 (Residential District) & RS-1b (One Family Urban (Medium Density) Residential) PURPOSE: To permit subdivision into 84 residential properties. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that a copy of the aforesaid bylaws and copies of staff reports and other information considered by Council relevant to the matters contained in the bylaws will also be available for public inspection at the Municipal Hall, Planning Department counter, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from February 10 to February 21, 2012, Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays excepted. Some of this information will also be posted on the District website www.mapleridge.ca on the Mayor and Council/Agendas and Minutes page. ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected by any of these bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained in the bylaws or by making a written submission to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services or by sending an e-mail to the Clerk’s Department at clerks@mapleridge.ca, by 4:00 p.m., February 21, 2012. All written submissions and e-mails will become part of the public record. Dated this 10th day of February, 2012. Ceri Marlo Manager of Legislative Services

b) “21 metres at the site located north of 116th Avenue, south of Callaghan Avenue, west of 224th Street, and east of the Haney Bypass”. 2a) RZ/091/10 MAPLE RIDGE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6895-2012 LEGAL: Lot A, Section 15, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 22387 Lot 1, Section 15, Township 12, New Westminster District, Plan 7709 LOCATION: 24371 and 24417 112th Avenue PURPOSE: To amend Schedule ”A” Section 10.2.1 Land Use Designations, Albion Area Plan Map as shown outlined in bold on the following map. FROM: Low/Medium Density Residential TO: Conservation AND To amend Schedule “C” as shown outlined in bold on the following map, to add to Conservation 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9

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Old Pitt library closing doors for last time eliminating the manual check-in and -out of books. Barcodes on the entire collection of 32,000 books and audio visual titles will be converted to RFID tags and the automated return will be located in the breezeway near the entrance to the new library. Due dates for all library books borrowed within the past month have already been adjusted to allow patrons to return their items after the new location opens.

by Colleen Flanagan staff reporter After 30 years, the Pitt Meadows library is moving to a new home. The doors will close for good at 9 p.m. today at the old location, beside city hall. The library will open again on Feb. 29 at its new location, the second oor of the new Solaris development at the corner of Ford and Harris roads. Movers will be arriving on Monday, packing the books on trolly’s and driving them to their new location – 12,000 square feet, including a 12-station computer lab, expanded areas for youth and children. It will also be able to hold more books and other library materials.

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Library manager Caro O’Kennedy at the new space, to open Feb. 29. The new space also boasts warm colours, natural wood decor, lots of natural light and a view of Spirit Square and the mountains behind. A new addition to the library will be the new radio frequency identiďŹ cation system (RFID),

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No pet home is perfect Pets from p16 Their heartbreak is evident. You can see it in their eyes. Some get sick because the stress of losing their beloved family wreaks havoc on their immune system. We have a TLC list at Katie’s Place that shows all the cats who need to be watched closely because they are not adjusting well to a life at the shelter. Some have even lost their lives because no matter what we did, it just wasn’t enough to make up for their loss. The reasons people give up their animals are numerous and at times even justified. But before you part with your dog or cat, think about the reasons

you are making this choice. If you are worried that you spend too much time away from home, then consider that they would rather see you once a day than never again. If you worry that the home you live in is too small, and they need more room, then consider the that, at a shelter, they will either be in a small cage or sharing a relatively small area with several other animals. If you are worried that you just don’t have enough time to give them proper attention, then consider that, at a shelter, they will be one of hundreds and may not get any attention at all. It is important to understand that no home is perfect and not

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Teachers ask province to have a heart by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f staff reporter Local teachers made their displeasure with the current state of contract talks known on Valentine’s Day, as they pleaded with the province to “have a heart.â€? Teachers from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hung more than 400 red paper hearts from the trees in front of School District No. 42’s ofďŹ ces in downtown Maple Ridge on Tuesday. Each heart contained a special message, spelling out how teaching and learning

could be improved if respect and value for the profession improved, and if better funding was in place. “I would love it if I had basic resources, such as textbooks, for every student in my class,� said one of the hearts. “I would love to see special needs students get the daily support they need and deserve,� said another. “Teachers love to teach, but we are no different than our colleagues around the province, in that we see the government needs to reinvest in teachers and

students,� said Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association president George Serra. 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. Last week, education minister George Abbott appointed a senior bureaucrat to conduct a

two-week inquiry to determine if a negotiated contract is possible. “If the fact-ďŹ nder determines that there is no prospect of agreement, then government would have to look at a legislated settlement in this matter,â€? Abbott said. The BCTF has proposed a three-year contract that would see teachers given a 15 per cent increase over that span. BCTF estimates the contract will cost an extra $300 million per year, however BCPSEA pegs that number at upwards of $500 million in the ďŹ rst year alone.

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aple Ridge was a thriving agricultural community, so the presence of horses, cows, chickens and other animals was substantial. However, little has been written about the veterinarians who kept them healthy. Dr. John Hopkins graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1949 and moved to Maple Ridge in 1950 after being hired by the Pitt Meadows Farmer’s Institute. For a number of years, Hopkins was the only veterinarian between Mission and Burnaby, making him extremely busy. So busy, that he had to send most of his small animal cases out to Vancouver. Hopkin’s wife Hazel declared that, by 1956, they decided that “sending all these animals out to Vancouver was getting ridiculous.� Dr. Hopkins knew of veterinarian Dr. Pat Clarke, and approached him with a proposal to create a joint practice. Clarke grew up on a farm in Abbotsford, which meant that he was surrounded by furry family members from a young age. Impressed by a vet-

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The Maple Ridge Animal Hospital under construction in spring 1958. erinarian there, Clarke had joined him on barn calls by his teenage years and was quickly on his way to becoming a veterinarian. Clarke graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1954, and within a year took over a practice in Mission. Clarke worked with animals on both the Mission and Abbotsford side of the Mission Bridge. When the bridge went out, he lost half of his clients. Clarke then moved to Vancouver to work with a veterinarian there. Creating a joint practice “seemed like a good solution for both of us,â€? reected Clarke. “Lone

practice is tough as the doc is on call 24/7. We ran our practice from our homes in those days, so it truly was the centre of family life and took precedence over everything else ... So we plunged into the building of the ďŹ rst purposebuilt veterinary hospital in British Columbia.â€? The Maple Ridge Veterinary Hospital opened in August 1958. Located on Lougheed Highway between First and Second Avenues (now 203rd and 207th streets), the hospital included a waiting room with reception desk, dispensary, surgery, two examination rooms, a bathroom that doubled as an X-ray developing

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area, a kennel room, the bathing and grooming area and a small apartment for a caretaker. Though difďŹ cult and frustrating at times, veterinary work was rewarding. “A collie had developed a nasty abscess over his eye,â€? Clarke explained. “It required lancing and draining and several weeks of aftercare. At each visit he would sit quietly while I tended the wound, which would have been painful. When I was ďŹ nished, he would solemnly lift his paw to shake my hand.â€? The practice became largely oriented around small animals because of the disappearance of farmland throughout the 1960s. Having a greater interest in large animals, Clarke left the practice in 1969 to serve as the district veterinarian in the east and west Kootenays. Dr. Dale Reynolds, who had been working at the practice, took over Clarke’s patients. In 1971, Hopkins and Clarke sold the Maple Ridge Veterinary Hospital to Dr. Graham Lewis and Dr. Roger Kocheff. Hopkins retired from veterinary practice for all of a month, then returned to treating large animals. “We were back where we initially started,â€? Hazel Hopkins acknowledged with a chuckle. Dr. Hopkins never really retired from veterinary care. In 1986, he was still giving advice, referring people to veterinarians and dispensing medication. Though he passed away in 1987, people still remember the hard work and dedication of Dr. Hopkins. Sandra Borger is an archives researcher at Maple Ridge Museum.


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THE NEWS/arts&life Legally Blonde plays Garibaldi school Section coordinator: Monisha Martins 604-467-1122 ext. 217

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ressed in pink from head to toe, Zoey Moore has mastered the girlie giggle and catwalk sashay. As Elle Woods in the musical Legally Blonde, the 17-year-old admits there’s been a little adjusting to do. Firstly, Moore is a brunette. “I’ve just got to remember, blondes are the ones who like to have fun,” says Moore, a student at Garibaldi Secondary School. “I’m pretty much a dumb brunette,” she adds with a laugh. Based on the hit movie of the same name and starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde the Musical is an award-winning Broadway sensation created by a team, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Awardnominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett and her chihuahua Bruiser, she soon learns that it’s so much better to be smart. The show is filled with lots of shopping, laments about dreamy boys, an overload of pink, and a healthy dose of girl-power. “She’s not dumb. She’s smart in her own way,” says Moore, explaining Elle isn’t the ditzy blonde people think she is at first glance. “She’s not scientific smart. She’s good at other things like – fashion.” There are 18 songs in the show and Elle sings 16 of them, as well as having several costume changes. Moore realizes the show relies on a top-notch performance from her, but is taking it all in stride. Now in Grade 11, Moore has 10

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Julya Rempel, 17, as Brooke Wyndham and the jail inmates in a scene from Garibaldi secondary’s production Legally Blonde.

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Zoey Moore, 17, as Elle Woods and her Delta-Nu Sorority sisters in a scene from Legally Blonde. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

Miranda Slogotski, 17, as Paulette and Zoey Moore as Elle Woods in a scene from Legally Blonde, which opens at Garibaldi secondary Tuesday, Feb. 21. high school productions under her belt and played a lead in last year’s musical Hairspray. She says character study and past roles have prepared her. It also handy she’s now grown fond of Elle’s favourite colour. “I’ve come to like the colour pink a lot,” Moore says with a laugh. “It wasn’t my colour before. It’s feminine. It’s fun. And I am the only one allowed to wear pink.” With a cast of 55 and a live band, staging Legally Blonde is quite a feat for Garibaldi. The school is the first in Canada to stage

the Broadway musical and drama teacher Cyndy Lacroix was warned against producing it. “New York told me – it’s too hard, it’s got animals,” Lacroix says in the midst of a rehearsal. In addition to a chihuahua and a boxer, Legally Blonde has several roll-on sets, or “trucks,” including a golf cart, a hair salon, shower and toilet. Five teachers from Garibaldi are part of the production and Lacroix roped in two alumni – Andy McComb and Tyler Herman – to play a gay couple who sing one of her favourite songs in the musi-

cal – Gay or European? She also increased the size of the stage by 30 per cent during summer break to accommodate a scene which features 11 girls skipping. “I have so many girls in my program, so many great girls. That’s why I picked this show. Now all the girls have a lead,” says Lacroix. “I don’t like the movie, but the musical is nothing like the movie. It’s a complete breath of fresh air, even men will like it.” The production and cast took a double hit last week, though, as two former students, who were helping behind the scenes were injured in a car crash that killed another Garibaldi grad Crystal Weaver. Dawson Spencer, 17,

who was driving the car that hit the Honda Weaver was travelling in, was also killed. Lacroix wants the show to go on, but intends to honour Weaver and Spencer on opening night on Tuesday. “That’s what Crystal would want,” she says.

Showtime Legally Blonde plays at Garibaldi Secondary School Tuesday, Jan. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at Little Cricket Gallery, 102-22347 Lougheed Highway or at the school office. Phone: 604-463-6287.

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Gordon Kirkland’s ninth book is a collection of 40 stories Best-selling and award-winning author Gordon Kirkland returns to the short essay format that marked his first six books in his latest tome My Slice Of Life Is Full Of Gristle. “Last year we made my back list available to readers using Amazon’s Kindle electronic reader,” Kirkland said. “The sales were beyond anything I could have hoped for or anticipated. As a result, I started hearing from readers, asking me to write another collection of short humorous essays.” Three of those earlier books received the Stephen Leacock Award of Merit For Humour. His first book, Justice Is Blind – And Her Dog Just Peed In My Cornflakes – took the award in 2000, and his second book, Never Stand Be-

hind A Loaded Horse, won it in 2005. His third book, When My Mind Wanders It Brings Back Souvenirs, won in 2006. All three books were based on stories Kirkland had written originally for his syndicated newspaper column that ran in Canadian and American newspapers from 1994 to 2007. “I was a little hesitant Kirkland at first,” he said. “I hadn’t written in that format for four years, and didn’t have the pool of stories to draw from the way I did when I was writing the column every week. I started writing a few essays, and found it was like running into an old friend on the street. I just needed to remember those times and situations where I had said that something would have made great material for a

column.” My Slice of Life Is Full Of Gristle features stories on a wide array of topics ranging from the experience of swimming with a nine-foot shark to the news about a company that makes prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs. It comes hard on the heels of Kirkland’s novel The Plight Before Christmas, which was released last September. In the weeks leading up to the holidays that book hit No. 1 on the Amazon Kindle Parenting and Family Humor Best Sellers List. “I started work on the new book after completing The Plight Before Christmas,” Kirkland added. “It was a nice way to keep writing instead of delving right back into another novel.”

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Golden Ears Writers Golden Ears Writers host a Q&A with Gordon Kirkland on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the lobby of the ACT from 7 - 9 p.m. Golden Ears Writers was founded last year by Katherine Wagner, Ronda Payne and Andrea Walker. The group hold drop-in critiques for writers on the first and third Friday of each month from 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the ACT. Find them on Facebook @ goldenearswriters.

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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 clinched the AAA Fraser Valley North division title in dramatic fashion Friday night, as they topped the rival Terry Fox Ravens 71-68 in overtime. With the win, Pitt finishes league play with a perfect 10-0 record, and will play at home this week during the Fraser Valley finals. The senior boys’ basketball team faced a raucous crowd in Port Coquitlam as the No. 2-ranked Marauders faced down the province’s No. 5-ranked AAA team in the Ravens, Friday night. Both teams were a perfect 9-0 in league play heading into the game, with the winner to claim the league title. The Ravens jumped on the Marauders early. After Pitt was able to get their bearings late in the first quarter, they found themselves down by just a point to start the second, 15-14. The Ravens stretched their lead to nine by the end of the half, as their aggressive offence caught the Pitt Meadows defence napping. “They really drove to the basket unbelievably hard,” said Pitt Meadows coach Rich Goulet. “ Down 34-25 to start the second half, the Marauders charged back to outscore the Ravens 27-10 in the third quarter to take the lead. The Ravens clawed their way back in the final quarter, tying up the game 63-63 in the final minutes to send the game to overtime. The two teams battled back and forth for much of the extra frame. Pitt Meadows pulled ahead thanks to a full court drive by Mitsu Iwai, and a pair of free throws by Matt Blackaby to give Pitt the three-point win. Trevor Severinski led the Marauders in scoring with 32 points and 14 rebounds.

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Pitt Meadows guard Mitsu Iwai shoots over a member of the Terry Fox Ravens Friday in Port Coquitlam Friday night. The Marauders Air Force topped the Ravens 71-68 in overtime to take the AAA Fraser Valley North division title. Matt Blackaby had 17 points, seven assists and five steals, while Iwai had 14 points. Pitt will host the Fraser Valley North finals this week, however, a berth in the provincial championships is far from guaranteed. In 2003, Pitt took their league title and hosted the Fraser Valleys, only to lose twice at home and failed to advance to the provincial championships. “Step by step, game by game, we’re getting closer,” said Goulet. “It’s important not to get ahead of ourselves.” The bedrock of Pitt’s success this season has been the team’s defence, which hasn’t allowed a B.C. opponent to score more than 70 points all season.

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The newly named head coach of the Ridge Meadows Flames didn’t have to wait long to notch his first win with club. Unfortunately for coach Jamie Fiset, he wasn’t there to witness it. The Flames trounced the Mission Icebreakers 7-1 on Thursday, giving Fiset his first win as head coach of the local junior B hockey team. Fiset was hundreds of kilometres away, however, attending his daughter’s hockey tournament in the Okanagan. “It’s something I do every year, and it just happened to fall on last weekend,” he said. “The guys were texting me from the dressing room, so I was in the loop.” Despite not being able to witness it in person, Fiset said the win was crucial for the club as it moves towards the playoffs. “Thursday’s game was huge,” he said. “We needed to have a strong showing, and we did.” The Flames had no problems generating offence, despite the absence of leading scorer Danny Brandys. Trevor Harris opened the scoring for the Flames early in the first period. Goals by Alexander Smith, Trevor Sutton, and Keagan Hunter soon followed, giving the Flames a 4-0 lead going into the second period. The Icebreakers scored shorthanded just 14 seconds into the middle frame, but it would be their only goal. Sean Pesut scored twice in the third period, while Bradley Wardner had one goal, to give the Flames a 7-1 win. Matthew Bissett finished with three assists, while goalie Wesley McLeod stopped 36 of 37 shots he faced. Fiset and the Flames didn’t fare as well Friday night, as the hometown Flames fell 2-1 to the visiting Port Moody Black Panthers. The Flames opened the scoring midway through the first period with Hunter’s third goal in as many games. See Flames, p30

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The loss effectively eliminates any chance for the Flames to catch Port Moody in the Harold Brittain Conference standings. With five games left to play in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s regular season, the Flames sit eight points back of the Black Panthers, with a game in hand. However, Fiset said his goal for the team remains the same. “My goal is still to fin-

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Community in focus Westminster Savings supports accessibility to arts programming Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council was the recipient of a $20,000 grant from Westminster Savings.

reminds us why we do what we do; it makes our work so fulfilling.”

Funding will allow over 735 students from local schools and organizations, through the Arts Council’s Arts Angels program, to experience performances at the ACT Arts Centre & Theatre. As well, funding will go toward subsidized access to the arts for local families, providing increased opportunities to engage in arts programming such as dance, theatre, music and pottery.

“Westminster Savings is committed to increasing access to the arts in our communities, and we are exceptionally pleased to forward our support for Arts Angels, subsidized arts programming and live performance at the ACT”, says Barry Forbes, President & CEO. “The arts bring diversity and balance to our communities and this support will help local children and families experience the many long term benefits of participating in arts programming such as selfconfidence, goal setting and enhanced creativity”.

MRPM Arts Council, Executive Director Lindy Sisson says, “We are extremely grateful to Westminster Savings for supporting the Arts Council’s work in the community. This important contribution widens accessibility to arts programs and live performance. As we witness children learning new skills and discovering new abilities and audiences coming alive as they are amazed by a new artist, or one that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience, it

Photo: Raeanne Schachter (Arts Council), Bonnie Barron (Westminster Savings Credit Union), Korleen Carreras (Arts Council), Bonnie Telep (Arts Council), Lindy Sisson (Arts Council), Doug King (Westminster Savings Credit Union), Patty Rosby (Westminster Savings Credit Union).

Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. and West Coast Ford Lincoln’s Dual Drive One 4 UR Community raised $2,060 for Albion Elementary. The money will support programs and technology including an expansion in their creative and technical programs with investments in new computers and overhead projectors.

RM Seniors Society Fundraising Dance with Bruce James Orchestra March 3 Call 604-467-4993

Photo: Back row: Michelle Jones-Ruppel (West Coast Ford Lincoln), Rachel Thompson (Albion PAC) Dan Desharnais (West Coast Ford Lincoln) Laurie Bozek (West Coast Ford Lincoln) Ron Lanzarotta (Albion Elementary). Middle Row: Zachary Wismer, Kristen Koehler. Front Row: Keira Semple, Malia Mercado, Aidan Roman.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake Revs Bowling Centre March 3: 6 – 8pm March 7: 5:30 – 7:30pm Call 604-852-3331

Seniors Network Society Seniors Task Force Information Meeting February 27 @ 10:00 am RM Seniors Centre Call 604-786-7404 for more details

Athletes in Kind Mundy Park Race April 13 Visit athletesinkind.com

Kingfishers Waterfront Bar & Grill is pleased to partner with Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation in keeping our community healthy. $1 from every feature menu item ordered will be donated to RMH Foundation to purchase essential equipment for our hospital. To date over $600 has been raised! Stop in and see what’s on the feature menu this month!

Photo: Vancouver Giants staff Peter Toigo and Vancouver Giants left wing Nathan Burns with Meadowridge students in grades 1 to 5.

Vancouver Giants kick off Read to Succeed program at Meadowridge School Read to Succeed encourages students from Grades 1 to 7 to improve their reading skills and overall studies as they prepare for their intermediate school years. Giants players visit participating schools and speak to students about the importance of education. They also present a reading and activity challenge with incentives for each student to track and achieve specific reading and physical activity goals. For more information visit vancouvergiants.com/readtosucceed.

BC Lions kicker and realtor, Paul McCallum, brought the Grey Cup to share with his fellow realtors at Macdonald Realty in January.


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When we are sad and lonely And everything goes wrong, we seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on” Each time we see your photo You seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry I’m only sleeping, We’ll meet again someday.”

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JENSEN, Vagn Feb 25, 1928 - Jan 31, 2012 Vagn was born in Denmark and immigrated to Canada in the 1950’s. He married Pearl in 1956. He is survived by his 3 children: Alan (Linda), Lynn (Steve), Russ (Tracy), grandchildren Annelise, Tanner, Eric & Brittany, as well as many nieces & nephews in Denmark. Vagn loved the outdoors, hunting, camping and wildlife. He was resourceful and a good inventor. He loved his vegetable garden and enjoyed wood carving. He still drove his Bronco, which he bought new in 1970. Vagn’s creative use of the English language combined with his sense of humor and Danish accent will never be forgotten. He will be remembered fondly by his family, friends and neighbours.

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Mentoring Coordinator Do you want to make a difference for children in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows communities? Do you possess a minimum of a two year post secondary diploma in the social, human services or child and youth work ¿eld? Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley is seeking a dynamic, con¿dent and experienced Mentoring Coordinator for a 15 hour per week position. For details visit the Job Opportunities section of our website at www.mentoringworks.ca. Submit your resume and a cover letter no later than February 17, 2012 by fax 604.852.2518 or email to brenda.bertin@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca. We would like to thank all applicants however only quali¿ed candidates will be contacted for the interview process.

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Retirement Concepts is now hiring a Full Time Sales & Marketing Coordinator for our state-of-the-art Maple Ridge Seniors Village. In this key role you will lead all marketing initiatives in the local community to increase interest in, and occupancy of, our facility.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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

Hiring for all FULL TIME Shifts for Ridge Meadows locations. Ability to work till late or work early (6am start) a great asset. Benefits available, and competitive wage Email resume and hours available to: Subway_careers@shaw.ca

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

Servers / Bar Tender & Line Cook

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

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

MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

HYDRAULIC Technician Trainees; Must have 3+ yrs as Mechanic; A Great Career; htihyd@gmail.com

DRAFTS PERSON / DETAILER Required for Maple Ridge Truss in Pitt Meadows. Must have a min. of 5 years exp. in the building construction industry. Wood frame construction knowledge is an asset.

Qualified applicants call Dave at 604-690-0044 or fax resume to 604-465-9176 or email: frazerexcavation@shaw.ca

Please send your resume with a hand written cover letter to rob.j@mrtruss.com EXPERIENCED HYDRAULIC Technical Salesperson; Great Wages & Co. htihyd@gmail.com

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

604.836.4885

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604-460-8058 #7 - 20306

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

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

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

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604-468-8889 130

173E

Newspaper Carriers Needed need extra cash for that something special? It’s easy! Join our team today!

• Deliver in your neighbourhood • Ideal job for elementary or secondary students • Deliver Wednesdays and Fridays

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

I=:C:LH 22328 - 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge

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604-466-6397

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HOME REPAIRS

Prompt Delivery Available

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

(604)465-1311

HEALTH PRODUCTS

FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

(778)214-4743 or 604-351-9715 257

DRYWALL

HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

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

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CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

Ceiling Restoration: taping & boarding respray, repaint, trowel over, 30 yrs exp. Del 604-505-3826 COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

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(#102055) Bonded

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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.

LEGAL SERVICES

RIDGE MEADOWS ELECTRIC Licensed & Bonded. Call Don 604-462-0480 or 604-861-7418 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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

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

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

RETIRED carpenter wants to keep busy. Looking for small carpentry jobs. Will repair or build new. Will also do small plumbing jobs. Call Ken 604-460-7803.

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LANDSCAPING

DRNEWEARTH.COM Call: (604)460-8776

BELRON RENOVATIONS INC.

DUTCH TOUCH

HOME RENOVATIONS

Landscape Construction Renovations W Maintenance

Decks - Bathrooms - Kitchens Flooring & Tile Work Local Maple Ridge Company

Green Services Ltd

604-463-3644 604-861-1490

Small Jobs OK

(778)233-1114 Ray

Making Your Renovation Dreams Come True... Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured

www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594

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

S. H. Landscaping Tree Services

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

Dean 604-834-3076

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

FENCING

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Home Renovations and New Construction

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

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HANDYPERSONS

ELECTRICAL

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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

HELP WANTED

Some Shoes Need Filling

CONTRACTORS

RDL VENTURES

candymassage.blogspot.com/

HELP WANTED

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

THE Complete Handyman/Home services Painting / Plumbing / Electrical / Flooring-Tile & Laminate. No job to small / Reasonable rates / Work guaranteed. Murray - H-604461-7981 /C-604-618-0984

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

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

HELP WANTED

GARDENING

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

PERSONAL SERVICES

EXPERIENCED DRILLERS, Derrickhands, Motorhands and Floorhands. Seeking full rig crews. Paying higher than industry rates and winter bonus. Send resume c/w valid tickets. Fax 780-955-2008; info@tempcodrilling.com Phone 780-955-5537.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

All Ages, All Ethnicities

130

CLEANING SERVICES

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

A well established truck & trailer company has immediate openings for several experienced positions at their location in Surrey. These are permanent positions, wages are negotiable. Candidates who fulfill the requirement should: Fax resume 604-596-3106

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

meadowslandscapesupply.com

CALL 604-558-2278

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

WELDER FABRICATOR ASSEMBLY LINE WORKERS

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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PIPE LAYER

WE HAVE GOOD WAGES, OVERTIME PREMIUMS & BENEFITS PKG.

Salary commensurate with experience. Group Benefits Plan.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Certified in Bookkeeping, Accounting, Income tax. Personal &, Small business, Year-end, Financial statements Reasonable Rates Call Terry

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC - required at HMI Industries, a growing metal recycling company based in Red Deer. Please fax or email resumes to 403.346.3953 resumes@hazco.com

Excavation Company based out of Maple Ridge is looking for experienced civil and residential pipe layers. If you are a team player looking for long term employment this is a great opportunity.

Skills Required; • Proficiency in reading Blue Prints • Ability to visualize in 3D • Must be computer literate • AutoCAD exp. an asset • Attention to detail a must • Ability to work in a team environment

SHAKE & SHINGLE PUB Must be available for all shifts especially weekends

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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

(604)462-0408

MDG HOME SERVICES Does your house have the blues? Need to spruce up the yard? Just can’t find the time? W Lawn Mowing WHedge Trimming W Power wash the house W Sidewalks and driveways W Gutters W Painting W General yard cleanup W Any little job.... Let MDG Home Services do the work for you... Just pick up the phone and give us a call!!!

(604)999-5454

Trimming W Pruning W Topping Clean-upW Garbage Removal

Gardening Flower Beds W Allan Blocks Bark Mulch W River Lava Rock

Lawn care Weeding W New Turf Fertilizing W Moss Control Power Raking W Aeration Free Estimate 17 years experience in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows 604.230.1634 or 604.467.3724

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MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

320

MOVING & STORAGE

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140

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GARDENING

DRNEWEARTH.COM Call: (604)460-8776

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


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS Int./Ext. + POWER WASHING. Man & Wife with combined Exp. of 75+ Years. 604-467-2532 FRESH COAT PAINTING ~ Int/Ext, Drywall repair, Texture ceilings, Free Est. (778)868-5307 James

PETS 477

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

REAL ESTATE 612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

PLUMBING

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

(604)466-8931 www.sajeplumbing.ca

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

Call Chris

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615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 P.Moody Newport Village,1bdrm +den condo, Heritage Grand, g/lvl balc, insuite laundry, N/S, $1250.

Dble. yellow head Amazon parrot w/extra large cage. Exp. lrge bird keepers only.$1400. 604-823-6782.

PoCo 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex with 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms. Avail Now. N/S. $1100/mo.

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827. MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $800/ea. Call 604-657-2915.

COQ CTR area lrg 2 Bdr 12th flr hi-rise,2full baths, inste w/d, gym & sauna in bldng, ns/np, $1250.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

TOPSOIL

SCREENED TOPSOIL MUSHROOM MANURE BARK MULCH 604-467-3003

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

AUCTIONS

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.

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FURNITURE

#1 Cash Buyer “Since 1987”

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

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FEED & HAY

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

PETS

AMERICAN Terrier Pitbulls purebred. $1,000. negot. Vet ✔, 3 wks old. Reseve now. 604-217-2983 BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $400. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls 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

GARAGE SALES

MAPLE RIDGE

GARAGE SALE Sat. Feb. 18th 9:30am ~ 3pm

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

PETS

10454 Tamerack Cres

Furniture, Pictures & Home Items

560

MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 SCOOTER, 4 wheels, dark blue, in top condition, $1200 obo. Please call: (604)477-2411

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

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

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

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200 If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

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.

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Your LOCAL Tree Service, For Honest Prices & Quality Work

BURNABY & COQUITLAM

Auction Water/Wine Bottling Line, Bottling Line, s/s tanks, filtration system, restaurant equipment & more. Feb 25, 11AM, West Kelowna, BC, View photos at (Special Auction) doddsauction.com 1-866-545-3259

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(604)466-5799 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

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

MAPLE INN 11695 -224th St

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

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

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) MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large,

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TOWNHOUSES

ABBOTSFORD. TOWNHOUSE in 55+ complex. 1200 sf, 2 bdrm. 1.5 baths, large living room, oak kit, 2 decks. Small pet ok. Walk to shops. Quiet area. Moving ~ must sell. $184,000. 604-308-0451 8am-7pm.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, where healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “the most friendly country on earth”! 1-780952-0709; www.CanTico.ca.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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.

Devonshire Housing Co-op 22170 Dewdney Trunk Road

604-463-4568

2 Bdrm, 2 bath, avail March 1. 3 appl’s ~ laundry hk-up, new carpet ~ new paint. $904/mo. $2000 for shares. No subs, credit check. MAPLE RIDGE, Central 1 bdrm. suite, quiet, secure bldg., u/g prkg., ldry. rm., $880 mo. 604-785-8851

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

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

604-464-3550

MAPLE RIDGE 1/bdrm condo, walk in closet, 5/appli, gas f/p. (paid by owner) $850. also 2/bdrm condo, u/g pkng. Gordon Tower. 222/Dewdney. $1100. both Avail now. 604-467-4450, 604-833-4450.

MAPLE RIDGE

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

MAPLE RIDGE Fraser St. Spac. & clean 1 bdrm condo, u/g prkg, cls to downtown & transit. $770 + hydro. Avail. March 1. Call 778-773-4730 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

750

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TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, LOWER

838

MAPLE Ridge 2 bdrm grd flr. Sep entry. 900sq ft. Quiet hse. Off st prkg. 5 appls. N/S. cat ok. $950/mo + $50 utils. 604-936-5728 or 604466-9458 ask for Beth

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2000 Suncruiser 35U

MAPLE RIDGE East bright, spacious 2 bdrm, N/P, N/S, $850 incl’s util’s immed 778-668-8509 weekdays after 5pm, weekends anytime MAPLE RIDGE, LARGE 1 bdrm suite, near schools, WCE, & shop centre. $700 + 1/3 util’s. Own W/D. Brand new carpet/laminate. NP. Avail. now. Phone (778)242-1313.

Dual pane windows, awning, 6000 watt generator, heated tanks, fantastic fan and more! $47,983 (Stk.30951A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

MAPLE RIDGE nr 240/DTR 1 bdrm New Kitchen. N/S N/P. $700/mo util’s incl. March 1 (604)466-3248 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

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SUITES, UPPER

MAPLE RIDGE East. Upper 3 bdrm +den, bright/clean, priv ent, 6 appls, master with ensuite & walk-in closet 2 gas f/p, h/w flrs, deck, garage, new sunroom, near amens/school. Refs. Mar1. $1400. 604-760-8277.

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

TOWNHOUSES

2011 AUTUMN RIDGE 264RKS

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. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938

Sleeps 4-6, DSI water heater, A/C, ext. speakers, microwave, 3-burner range and more! $19,483 (Stk.30630) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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

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.

TRANSPORTATION

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

810

AUTO FINANCING

HOMES FOR RENT

4 BEDROOMS w/basement on 3 ac. corner lot. 2500 sft. Hugh workshop. $1850/mo. 604-649-8987. Coquitlam - Totally Reno’d 3 bdrm rancher. Cls to schools & shops. Priv bkyrd. $1650. 604-913-7785

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

MAPLE RIDGE. $1,300, 3 bedroom 1,100 Square feet house. Completely Renovated. Thornhill. Call 604-961-5526 fore more info. MAPLE RIDGE: 2 Bdrm house. $1050/mo. Avail now. Call: (604)767-5641 or 604-462-0369.

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

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

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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. POCO: Very clean 2 bdrm SXS duplex, big yard, garden, garage. NP/NS. $1200/mo Avail. immed. 604-942-5492 & 778-865-1555. WHONNOCK. 3 Bedroom Rancher on 2.2 acres. Available March 1. Long lease, references required. $1200/mo. Contact 250-819-8933.

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OFFICE/RETAIL

MAPLE RIDGE

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE

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

RENTALS

752

PoCo W. condo 1bdr 675s/f, hw flrs, w.i. closet, gas f/p, storage, 2 prk,1sml pet, lrg gr/lvl patio. $900

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

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

604.587.5865

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

P.Moody W. 1Bd 3rd floor apt, Mary St,new kitch/appls,lrg deck 680s/f,greenspace behind. $900.

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments

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Call: Rick Medhurst, Royal LePage

604-463-3000

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

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MAPLE RIDGE. 1 bdrm +den, 1400 sf, W/D. New bath/carpet. NP/NS. $900 incl utils/net. 604-505-8181. MAPLE RIDGE - 1 bdrm + den, newly reno’d, sep entr. ground floor. 5 appl. F/P. $850/mo utils & sat. inc. n/s, n/p. Avail. now or March 1st. 604-842-1994

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2002 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, senior driven, 89,000kms, $4500. Hope (604)869-7329 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519 2006 IMPALA LS, all options, original owner. $5500 obo. Call 604581-0589.

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MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath very clean, quiet. $700 incl util NS/NP. Avail now Gilbert 604-466-6388

1998 TOYOTA COROLLA, $1,000. 120 Km, runs well, good cond. Fairly new tires. (604)944-6356.

MAPLE RIDGE Ctrl 2 bdrm grd flr, priv patio, shd W/D, $975 + hydro & gas n/s, n/p. Mar15 (604)463-3526

2003 CHEVY MALIBU, 110,000 km., auto, V6, Air Cared, good tires, $4300 obo (604)531-3251

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2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8800 incl. tax. Call 604-538-4883

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1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519 2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 180K, full load $15,500/obo. 604-812-1278


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