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Up on the rooftop... Owners of Whonnock Roofing, Clay and Abraham Gagnon, and their staff put down their hammers and went grocery shopping on Monday for the Friends In Need Food Bank. The roofers spent $3,845.10 this year on 15 grocery carts full of non-perishable items to donate to the food bank. The crew then put on their Santa hats and made a personal delivery, pushed the groceries to the nearby food bank depot. This year marks the sixth time Whonnock Roofing has gone shopping for the food bank, donating in excess of $30,000 in food to the cause. Donations of nonperishable food for the Friends In Need Food Bank and Ridge Meadows Food Bank, as well as new toys for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society can still be dropped off at The TIMES’ office, # 2-22345 North Ave.

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Albion Flats partly ‘suitable’ for farming

Industrial-commercial development may be possible for lands between 105th Avenue and 240th Street. by Maria Rantanen

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There’s finally hope for shopping in Albion, but it hinges on improving farmland. If land is pulled out the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) southeast of 105th Avenue in the Albion Flats for indus-

trial and commercial development, the drainage problems northwest of 105th Avenue must be fixed, concluded the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). Maple Ridge council has been waiting for months for comments from the commission about development on the Albion Flats. Word was received just hours prior to Monday’s swearing in ceremonies for the new council. “I think we’ve got clarity,” said returning Mayor Ernie Daykin said. “We’ve got a direction we can take.” While he said that “perhaps” council was “over-optimistic” sending in the

draft concept plan, they had to do the background work to get to this point. The first conclusion of the land commission said that the land “north of 105 Avenue has agricultural capability, is suitable for agricultural use and is appropriately designated as ALR.” The second conclusion suggested that, except for the fairgrounds, the land “south of 105 Avenue is of very limited interested to agriculture, thus previous commission proposals for limiting land use options may be reconsidered.”

“I think we’ve got clarity... We’ve got a direction we can take.” Ernie Daykin

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for community These Maple Ridge firefighters, as well as many others from the two communities, will be out collecting donations for charity on Dec. 10. From left to right are firefighters Michael Van Dop, Steve Cotter, Capt. Dave Hasrcus, Dennis te Boekhorst, Capt. Rob Ramsay, Will Marfleet, Glenn Ettinger, and Rob Bruce.

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Teenage girl struck Police are investigating a pedestrian accident that occurred Wednesday at 8 a.m. on Dewdney Trunk Road at Burnett Street in Maple Ridge. A teenaged girl was crossing the street when she was struck by a westbound compact car, said Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop. The pedestrian was taken to hospital by paramedics with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries, noted Dunlop. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Firefighters for Families has New school trustee Mike Murray was picked been donating food, toys, and to chair the local school board Wednesday. money to two local charities Newbie chairs board since 2002.

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Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows firefighters will hit the pavement shaking their boots for two local charities. “The guys are passionate about helping the community,” said

Meadowtown Centre. In Maple Ridge the locations are Save-OnFoods (both locations), Safeway, Coopers Foods, Haney Place Mall (south centre mall entrance), and the Valley Fair Mall near London Drugs. Firefighters for Families first hit the streets in 2002 with local firehalls calling in all their troops to volunteer their time to help local families. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows firefighters are asking people to come out on Dec. 10, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to support the drive.

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A teenage boy has admitted to making and distributing obscene material captured at a rave in 2010. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

Only one witness had a chance to testify before the 17-year-old accused changed his plea. The guilty plea was entered

Monday, when the teen accepted responsibility for his role in an attack on a girl at a rave in Pitt Meadows last September. According to Neil MacKenzie, communications counsel for B.C.’s criminal justice branch, the case began Nov. 30. The court heard from only one witness before the weekend break. “A guilty plea was entered on Monday,” said MacKenzie. The Maple Ridge teenager, who cannot be named because he is a juvenile, was originally charge

was making and distributing child pornography. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of making or publishing obscene matter. The judge directed a pre-sentence report to be prepared and delivered in court on Jan. 19. Also related to the same incident, Dennis John Allen Warrington, a 19-year-old Langley man, was charged with producing and distributing child pornography, and appeared in Port Coquitlam provincial court on June 17.

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His trial confirmation hearing is set for June 14, 2012, and the trial is set to run Sept. 24 to Oct. 5, 2012. Warrington was charged in connection to the alleged attack on the teen girl September 2010. The trial will start more than two years after the party. Colton Ashton McMorris, an 18-year-old from Maple Ridge, is also charged with sexual assault in connection with the case. His trial begins Feb. 27, and is expected to last three weeks.

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The draft concept plan that council submitted “will have an overall negative impact on agriculture” in Maple Ridge was their third conclusion. Finally, the commission concluded that the draft concept plan is “inconsistent with the objective of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to preserve agricultural land.” The comments from the commission state that they expect the District of Maple Ridge to undertake a “comprehensive review of drainage and stream flow conditions” in the Road Thirteen diking district. The review should include consultation with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, preparation of an agricultural remedial plan, which would address drainage, long-term access, buffering or consolidation. In addition, the review should include a design that makes sure traffic patterns “enable practical access and use by farm vehicles.” Any application to exclude land southeast of 105th Avenue “may be in part or in whole conditional on progress toward the foregoing action plan,” according to the

commission comments. The problems identified in the Albion Flats by consultants are largely to do with water. “Drainage everyone acknowledges is one of the items that needs to be looked at in depth,” Daykin said. The site that could be developed with ALC support can accommodate about 500,000 square feet of space, Daykin told the gallery full of family and friends there to watch the swearing-in ceremonies. The mayor gave a comparison, noting that Meadowtown Centre in Pitt Meadows is about 350,000 to 400,000 square feet of retail space. One of the first steps in the new year, Daykin said, will be to meet with the landowners on the Albion “Hopefully Flats to assess we’ll see the impact a more of the ALC’s comments. principled “I do want stance from to reinforce this council.” that whatever the developCraig Speirs ment is, the Albion area will be to the highest standards that Maple Ridge expects.” SmartCentres owns 25 acres of land on the side that the land commission doesn’t want developed and 11 acres on the southeast side of 105th Avenue. “As you would expect, we

are disappointed by the ALC’s comments in response to the District’s request to the ALC to consider various development plans for the Albion Flats,” said Sandra Kaiser, vice-president of corporate affairs with SmartCentres. Former councillor Craig Speirs who was against development northwest of 105th Avenue said, while some councillors might call the land commission’s comments a victory, he considers the comments a “slapdown.” Speirs said the comments are “cold comfort” after being attacked for his principles fighting against development in the Albion Flats. “I’ve always stood on principle,” Speirs said. “Hopefully, we’ll see a more principled stance from this council.” Speirs said he was pleased to see that the ALC was recom-

mending a mixed use of the land, adding that 400,000 square feet of commercial development would ruin the neighbourhood and become a traffic magnet. Council has spent three years “chasing a rabbit,” he added, whereas if they’d sent in a proposal based on the original charrette, the development plans would be further along.

One concept drawing of the area southeast of 105th Avenue proposed a mix of uses.

“It’s exactly, exactly what I tried to get council to send in,” Speirs said.

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Albion news highlights inaugural Two fresh faces will be at the Maple Ridge council table. Corisa Bell and Bob Masse were among the seven who took their oath of office on Monday night, and both said they’re anxious to get to work. Bell, who is completing a bachelor’s degree in criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley, said she’s “very excited” about her position as a Maple Ridge councillor. “I know this is a big job and a lot of responsibility, so I’m taking it really seriously,” she said, adding that her number one priority is to represent the community. When campaigning, Bell said the biggest concern she repeatedly heard about was taxes. She would like to see the Albion Flats developed so it brings in more industrial and commercial taxes in order to lower the burden on residents. Bell continues to be involved with the Fight HST movement that managed to force a referendum

gave him a standing ovation after Daykin – in his inaugural speech – praised him and retiring councillor Linda King for their service. “Thank you for your passion and dedication to the service of the citizens of Maple Ridge,” Daykin said. He also outlined what he believed is the vision of Maple Ridge for the coming term, point at shopping options, strong financial management, better transit, local employment, a safe community, a vibrant town centre, and protection of the natural surroundings as key issues. During his speech, Daykin also dropped news that comments from the Agricultural Land Commission came in that same day. (See related story on page A1) Some plans for Maple Ridge for the next few years include planning for a new fire hall in Silver Valley, completing an area transportation plan, getting more West Coast Express service, inventorying and assessing commercial and industrial land, reviewing bylaws, and adding parks in Silver Valley and Cottonwood. Daykin also expressed optimism about the downtown core, especially the three acres owned by the

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on the harmonized sales tax. She was also involved in a campaign to recall Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton, which fizzled in the end. “I have nothing against Marc personally,” Bell said. “I just had an issue with him not representing [his constituents].” She and Dalton are on “good terms.” Bell said. Newcomer Bob Masse said he feels “fortunate” to have the opportunity to serve as a Maple Ridge councillor. “I’m doing it because I think I can do a really good job at it,” he said. Masse has already been researching an issue he would like to see changed in Maple Ridge – municipal garbage pickup. He considers it a basic public sanitation issue, that should be provided by the District of Maple Ridge. In addition to Mayor Ernie Daykin, who won 60 per cent of the vote in a race against Craig Ruthven, returning to the council table are councillors Michael Morden, Al Hogarth, Cheryl Ashlie, and Judy Dueck. Former councillor Craig Speirs, who lost his council seat on Nov. 19 after three terms in office, was moved to tears when council and the audience

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Flat comments starting point The Agricultural Land Commission has at last sent comments about Maple Ridge council’s desire to resolve the Albion Flats issue. Yes, they said, to commercial and industrial southeast of 105th Avenue, but with conditions. No, they also said, to any development northwest of 105th Avenue. The land commission’s comments are consistent with its mandate to protect farmland and ensure there is no net loss to agriculture. If land is pulled out of the Agricultural Land Reserve for development on the southeast side of 105th Avenue, drainage work has to be done on the northwest side to ensure the land can be used for farming. The comments seem to offer the best of both worlds for what people are demanding: protection (and restoration) of farmland, and more shopping, desperately in demand by people living in the rapidly growing area of Albion and other parts in east Maple Ridge. The losers are those who have been holding property on the side that the land commission won’t consider pulling out, and who had hoped to turn a good profit by developing it. The Maple Ridge farming lobby can breathe a sigh of relief that some land will be protected for a time – maybe when today’s kids are watching their grandkids growing up – when we’ll need potatoes, apples, corn, squash, and peas grown closer to home because a tank of gas is a precious commodity. Now it’s up to Maple Ridge council to make sure that whatever is done on the Albion Flats is of good quality and consistent with the charm of Maple Ridge. But the comments finally provide definitive direction for council to get to work on the Albion Flats. – M.R.

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■ Your View Last week’s question, results… With a series of community Christmas festivities planned in the coming days and weeks, are you planning to attend any?

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Season brings mixed bag of gifts

Well, we’re getting close now, 7) The eligible voters of Maple aren’t we? Seventeen days to Ridge: a wake-up call, a cattle the politically correct “holiday prod of conscience, the threat of season” formerly known as fines and imprisonment for failing Christmas – the celebration of to perform one of the easier duties the birth of Christ, son of God, of someone living in a democracy, popular expletive, etc. Time for to get off your fat, apathetic arses Yours Truly to start working on and vote. his Christmas list. 8) Craig Speirs: A tour of the 1) Ernie Daykin, hizzoner the local employment agency and, failmayor. ’Tis the season to be jolly, ing that, a bicycle with an attached by Tim Tyler Ern, and we know what a good trailer and garbage bag with which cook your wife is; those pies are to clean up the streets, highways, t3atyler@shaw.ca deadly and you ain’t getting any and sports fields of Maple Ridge of smaller. So it’s off to the leisure beverage cans and detritus. centre with you – I believe you get in for free 9) To the persons in the express line at the – and a gift certificate for one hour of personal grocery with more than the allowed amount of training. And while you’re on the elliptical trainitems: An abacus, an alarm, and a security guard er, an iPod with transcripts on it of all the ALR to escort you out of the grocery store and back hearings from the past five years. to whatever mathematically illiterate world you 2) Maple Ridge councillors: For the shopping came from. slate we have $100 gift certificates to Wal-Mart 10) To the people who leave their litter in post-dated to somewhere down the crowded road Ruskin Park, especially the slo-pitch slobs who to a better shopping experience. place empty beer cans and cardboard in the gar3) To each of the school board trustees: Coin bage: A round-trip ticket to Cache Creek in the banks in the shape of the popular temporary back of tractor trailer full of garbage. classrooms that exist behind so many of our Took some time out from my shopping to schools, complete with mould in the walls. attend the Christmas fair and market at Memorial Hopefully, the members will be able to save Peace Park and to catch the annual parade with enough to pay for some new schools. several thousand others (do you have to bring 4) Randy Kamp: A free one-month pass for a your dogs?). prison cell in his choice of facilities in the area. Saw Sandy Macdougall and Craig Speirs and This will give our Randall a greater understanding no, they’re weren’t on the losers’ float; both of of the ambience in which criminals live, in light them quite comfortable with their status, Big Mac of the Harper government’s desire to build more going so far as to joke that the three wise men in prisons. Don’t drop your soap in the shower. the nativity were the only wise men to be found 5) Community Living BC: for the chairman and in and around municipal hall. A festive time, board of directors, the threat of termination notinonetheless, and hey wasn’t that a popular local ces and closure of their homes within the next politician in the Santa Claus suit? Wasn’t that pie year, pending the outcome of talks among the on his beard? residents and employees of CLBC-funded group As usual, I am not really infected with the spirit homes and work projects. of the season until I attend the Special Olympics 6) RCMP: A million-dollar spa makeover for our Christmas dinner and see the genuine joy on the national police force to exfoliate some of the more faces of our athletes as they wolf down turkey sensitive issues that have captured the public and gravy and get their goody bag from Santa. imagination. The force needs a new face. Tralalalalalalalala.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Green globe

Feds are enviro-cowards There’s been a lot of talk about low voter turnout and we must ask ourselves why so many people have disengaged from politics. Is it possible that people have averted their eyes because politics so often seems like a slow-motion train wreck? Is it possible that crazy-making decisions by our so-called leaders have left such a bad taste in our mouths that some of us don’t have the strength to watch any

Suite bylaws

A Tale of Two Cities remade Dear Editor,

Maple Ridge’s secondary suite bylaw stipulates that extra fees must be paid for water, sewer, and recycling services if a legalized secondary suite is located on the premises. The rationale for this is that a secondary suite will result in an increased used of these services. It is an erroneous assumption as there could be only one resident in the main dwelling and one in the suite for a total of two. On the other hand, a residence with no secondary suite could be the residence of a family of four, five, or many more people. If Maple Ridge is to charge fees for services according to usage, a better measuring stick would be the number of people residing in a specific dwelling, whether they do so in one or two separate units. Next door, in Pitt Meadows, a reduction in the same fees is offered to owners as an incentive to legalize their suites. The safety offered to residents by a properly legalized suite that meets the building code regulations seems to be of more importance than an opportunity for more money out of homeowners to city politicians in Pitt Meadows than to those in Maple Ridge.

Gilles Parizeau, Maple Ridge

more, let alone vote? Canada’s position on climate change, being expressed in Durban recently, is that we don’t want to be forced to lower our emissions while countries like China and the United States aren’t willing to do likewise. In Durban, we see small island nations in the Pacific advocating passionately for international agreements on climate change because they’re physically getting swallowed up by the rising oceans. Rather than showing leadership on this issue, our politicians have decided to play the blame game and try to make other nations look as bad as we are. It gets worse, though. While Canada criticizes China for not taking climate change seriously enough, our prime minister comes to B.C. and announces that we should allow a pipeline through our Northern first nations’ territories to carry Alberta’s tarsands oil to our coast. In this scenario, a steady stream of tanker ships loaded with dirty fuel would then make its way down narrow ocean channels surrounded by pristine coastal forests to be shipped to – you guessed it – China. I know many, many people who want to see a shift toward renewable, green energy. They understand that this transition will be needed sooner or later, that it will create jobs and that our planet and the people on it could be healthier and wealthier because of the switch. When so many are ahead of the politicians on an issue like this, you can understand why voting becomes problematic. Composting, riding a bike to work, or hanging up your laundry seem like better options to create the greener world so many of us want. We need politicians who know how to inspire and lead us. We need politicians who say what they mean, and mean what they say. We need politicians who look after the best interests of regular people rather than those who donated the most to their campaign. Until we have such politicians, my guess is that we will see voter turnout continue to decrease.

Elizabeth Rosenau, Maple Ridge

[Editor’s Note: Rosenau declared she’ll seek the NDP nod to win Michael Sather’s MLA seat in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.]

Animal welfare

Slaughter epitomizes greed Dear Editor,

I would like to bring an important matter to the attention of the Canadian people as I have found that many are unaware that horses are being slaughtered by the thousands every year in Canada.

When I say “slaughtered,” I could more accurately describe it as a journey into hell for horses of all ages and breeds... animals that were never raised or intended to be food, yet due to over breeding and irresponsible

Reaction

Marijuana debate is weak Dear Editor,

In reality, the argument [Argument Weak, Dec. 1 Letters, TIMES] to continue caging responsible adults for using the relatively safe plant cannabis [marijuana] is what’s weak. The list of reasons to legalize and regulate cannabis is growing faster than the plant itself. Does [letter writer] Richard Whalen even realize he’s admitting a desire to cage humans for using what God says is good on the very first page of the Bible?

Stan White, Dillon, Colo.

owners, they are caught up in a terrifying environment of incredible suffering, from the moment they are loaded into a transport truck up to and including the agonizing last panicked minutes. How can this be happening to these most wondrous animals, who have carried man through his darkest hours, and shared in his greatest victories? We need to end horse slaughter as it is barbaric in its cruelty. Don’t be complacent because every hour of every day, horses are suffering. Contact your Member of Parliament.

Dana Lacroix, Maple Ridge

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The first joint production by two local amateur theatre groups will bring a classic Christmas story to The ACT next week. A musical version of Charles Dickens’ gloomy Christmas tale – with ghosts from Christmas past, present, and future – is being presented by Emerald Pig Theatrical Society and SPECC-tacular Productions. “Welcome to London

circa 1850,” said Ed Marshall with SPECC-tacular, who is artistic director of the musical version of A Christmas Carol by Michael DeMaio. The first collaboration has gone “exceptionally well,” said Marshall. SPECC-tacular bought the rights to A Christmas Carol, but when Marshall went to book The ACT for SPECC-tacular’s Christmas play, Emerald Pig had beat them to it – and they too were planning to put on a version of A Christmas Carol. A few emails and conversations later, and the collaboration was in full swing.

The production team started working already in April, and Marshall said “It’s going to be visually spectacular.” On opening night, Dec. 13, there will be a gala at 6:30 p.m. with Christms treats and carollers. The cast, made up of actors aged 10 to 60, are all amateurs coming from Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission, Langley, and Port Coquitlam. “The cast has been fabulous,” Marshall said. “Honestly, one of the easiest casts to work with.” A Christmas Carol will run from Dec. 13 to 17 at

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Doug Robinson, Diana McCormick, Phyllis Rathbone, and Wayne LeGreely as Elvis will perform this Saturday as part of Music Memories.

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Making musical memories Classic tunes mixed with Christmas jingles will be performed on Saturday at the seniors’ activity centre. by Maria Rantanen

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Interaction between performers and the audience is what keeps a group of local seniors from Maple Ridge putting on their shows. Once again, the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre will be the venue for an afternoon of song and dance titled Music Memories. “If we enjoy ourselves, the audience does as well,” said Doug Robinson, who will be singing Dancing Cheek to Cheek and The Very Thought of You at the show this Saturday. There will be 28 different numbers dur-

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Model railway

Tiny lights bring night life to DARS diorama A display at the Maple Ridge Museum is shining bright. by Troy Landreville

tlandreville@mrtimes.com

Let there be light… on the Dewdney-Alouette Railway Society (DARS) diorama in the basement of the Maple Ridge Museum. For the past 28 years, the society has modelled Hammond, Port Haney, and Ruskin during the 1930s, with a miniature railway running through the display. The main focus is on Port Haney and the all the buildings and activity that took place near the railway tracks at that time. Rounding out the display are miniature structures from the mid-20th century, from other parts of B.C. Each component has been created from scribed styrene, scribed wood, and pieces of dimension basswood, cut to the appropriate length and affixed with Pro-Weld More glue for the styrene pieces and white glue Photos for the wood. Online A newer wrinkle is The diorama www.mrtimes.com is about 25 per the addition of micro LEDs, which lights the cent lit, Birtch tiny structures as they said. would be lit in the ’30s. Augmenting the lit buildings “You have to use a microare a few extra components. scope to solder them, they are “If you look inside [the buildso fine,” DARS general manager ings], there’s a ton of detail Daryl Birtch said, describing the inside them, now, that wasn’t LEDs. “They are about the size there before,” he said. of a sharpened pencil lead at the Birtch cited the model of the point – really, really tiny. former Bank of Montreal build“A couple of guys have gotten ing, built in 1911. going on the lighting and gone “We’ve got people at the wickcrazy on it.” ets, the safe is built, the tellers

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Dewdney-Alouette Railway Society (DARS) general manager Daryl Birtch leaned near one of the lit buildings on display as part of the DARS diorama located in the Maple Ridge Museum basement. (Inset) The Maple Ridge Lumber company in Port Haney circa 1930s. are inside the building....,” he related. The buildings are replicated from historical photos. “This is just a labour of love,” Birtch said. “It’s really exciting to discover the past. You look for years to find a picture and all of a sudden one comes up.” Maple Ridge Museum director Val Patenaude recently supplied DARS with a disc containing some treasured pictures. “We’ve never been able to see what the old BC Tel building

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Health care

Hefty cheque helps fund new bus for seniors

An aging bus used for seniors’ outings needs to be replaced.

The Ridge Meadows Hospital auxiliary donated $10,000 towards the purchase of a new bus for the 148 residents of Baillie House.

by Maria Rantanen

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A $10,000 cheque from the ladies hospital auxiliary will go a long ways towards a new bus for Baillie House. The cheque, given to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, will help Baillie House achieve its goal of raising $130,000 to replace an aging bus being used for daytrips by the 148 residents of the hospital-based seniors facility. More than 15 years ago, the ladies hospital auxiliary provided

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(E.L.C.I.C.) PASTOR: Roland Ziprick 12145 Laity St.

604-467-4343

COLLEEN FINDLAY PLACE

11601 Laity Street Maple Ridge, BC 604-463-0844

WORSHIP 10:00 AM

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Maple Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church 21467 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge 604-312-1849

WEBSTER'S WHONNOCK UNITED CHURCH

25102 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge

Church at Study - Sat. 9:45am Church at Worship - Sat. 11:00am Prayer Meeting - Wed. 7:00pm

Sunday Worship 10:00 am Coffee to follow

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(old Whonnock Elementary School)

Pastor Dan Ost

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Thomas Haney Centre 23000 116 Avenue

Sundays @ 10am Pastor Rob Buzza rbuzza@nrchurch.ca

Faith Apostolic United Pentecostal

20450 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge

Meeting at:

St. Andrew’s Church off Haney Bypass at 116th Avenue 10:00am Sundays 7:30 pm Wednesday Bible Study Pastor Albert Foster (604)466-0500 ask about free Home Bible Study

SUNDAY Service 10:00 am

Children & Youth Programs www.mrcchurch.com Pastor Duane Goerzen

604-465-4211

12854 - 232nd Street Maple Ridge

Sundays 10:30 am & 6:00 pm KJV Conservative Music Pastor Dan Deschamp

604-826-0602

28304 96th Ave. SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 am

Pastor Colin Peters 604-729-0186

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(2 blocks off of Lougheed & 280th)

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Sundays: 1:00 pm

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12240 Harris Road

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and movie nights are planned for the residents. On a regular basis outings are planned including luncheons, shopping trips, sightseeing tours, trips to the casino, and more. And residents of Baillie House rely on the bus for these outings. Purchased in 1995, the existing bus is now showing significant signs of aging and, for a multitude of reasons, staff is having to delay or cancel outings. By providing Baillie House with a new, reliable, safer mode of transportation, we can immediately improve their quality of life. The ladies auxiliary was started 58 years ago and has been helping Ridge Meadows Hospital ever since.

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What’s On

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editorial@mrtimes.com Blood donor clinics

• There are still spaces for upcoming blood donor clinics in Maple Ridge. Donors can book appointments to give blood in one of two ways: by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1888-236-6283) or by booking online at blood.ca. Upcoming Maple Ridge clinics are at Christian Reformed Church, 20245 Dewdney Trunk Rd. on Dec. 9 and Dec. 23 from 12:15 to 6:45 p.m. Donations to the Friends In Need Food Bank are also being accepted at the December blood donor clinics. Info: www.blood.ca.

December 8

• The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows chapter of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition meets at the Maple Ridge Library in the Greenside room from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Info: www.rmcyclist.info or contact Jackie at jchow23708@yahoo.ca.

December 8

• The SFU Philosophers’ Cafe meets at The ACT, ll944 Haney Pl. at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. This month’s topic is “What constitutes ‘the good life’?’” Moderator Larry Green leads the discussion. The event is co-sponsored by the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Arts Council. Everyone welcome. Registration and experience not required.

December 8

• Cinema Politica presents Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class. Due to a DVD mix-up, it was not shown at the October screening. The film navigates the steady stream of narrow working-class representations from American television’s beginnings to today’s sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. Special guests at the screening are John Henry Harter, labour studies instructor, from Simon Fraser University, and Teri Mitchell from Street Ministries Community Supper, which serves hot meals and provides clothing and other comforts to those

in need including the working poor in Maple Ridge. The film is at 7 p.m. at Maple Ridge Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Pl. Admission is free and coffee and popcorn will be served.

December 10

• Breakfast with Santa takes place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Haney United Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photos are also available. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the church office 604-4639611.

December 10

• Pet pictures with Santa take place at the Maple Ridge SPCA from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the shelter, 10235 Jackson Rd. To avoid the line-up, book in advance at 604463-9511. There will be hot chocolate and cookies.

December 10

• Santa Claus will be stopping by at Ruskin Hall at 284th Street and 96th Avenue for a pancake breakfast from 10 to 11 a.m. Pancakes and sausages will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Kids of all ages welcome.

December 10

• Music Memories is presented by the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society at 2 p.m. The program features music in the styles of Roy Orbison, Tammy Wynette, and Elvis. There will also be Hawaiian, tap and jazz dancers. Advance tickets are $8 from the seniors centre, 12150 224th St. or $9 at the door. Info: 604-467-4993.

December 10

• From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows fire departments will hit the pavement shaking their boots for two local charities. The local heroes will be at 10 different locations collecting toys, food, and cash, which will be donated to the Friends In Need Food Bank and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. The locations in Pitt

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• The Old Chicken Farm Art & Craft Sale will be happening from 10:13 am to 4:03 pm, at 25812 Dewdney Trunk Rd. in Webster’s Corners. Claire Louise Stephen, Rik Watson, and surprise guest artists will

have paintings, art rocks, cards, limited-edition calendars, and more for sale. Ten per cent of sales goes to the Friends In Need Food Bank. Info: 604-462-1399.

December 10 & 11

• The Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store is holding a 50-per-cent-off storewide sale. The store is at #3-12011 224th St. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

December 11

• Museum Sundays at the Pitt Meadows Museum presents soap making between 2 and 4 p.m., Bring your

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favourite edible herb, scent, or spice for customized experimental soaps. Museum Sundays is open to children, adults, and families of all ages and admission is by donation. Info: Pitt Meadows Museum at 604-465-4322 or www.pittmeadowsmuseum. com.

December 11

• Maple Ridge Choral Society Christmas Concert takes place at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12145 Laity St. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling Gerry at 604-4630760 or Dennis at 604-4658038.

December 12

• A Community Carol Singa-long takes place at Maple Ridge Baptist Church, 22155 Lougheed Hwy. at 7 p.m.

December 13 to 17

• SPECC-tacular Productions and Emerald Pig Theatrical Society present A Christmas Carol, a musical by Michael DeMaio. The show runs at The ACT Dec. 13 to 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at noon and 6 p.m. on the main stage. Tickets are $20 each or a group of four $65. For tickets call: 604-476-2787. More info at www.theactmapleridge.org. continued on page A23...

Christmas Worship Come celebrate Christmas at

HANEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 11858 - 216th Street • 604-467-1715 www.haneypreschurch.org

Christmas Eve, December 24 FAMILY SERVICE 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24th, 2011 5:30 and 7pm

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 11:15 pm

at MAPLE RIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH 20399 Dewdney Truck Road - 604.465.5717

Christmas Day, December 25 WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 am

ST. GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH

We would be honoured if you and your family would join us for one of our

23500 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge www.stgeorgemr.org

Christmas Eve Services

604-463-9622

Christmas Worship Services

Friday, December 24th

December 18 beginning 6:00pm come and “Experience Bethlehem” visit the stable, see the children’s pageant, enjoy refreshment at the “Inn”.

at 5:30 or 7:00 pm Burnett Fellowship 20639-123rd Ave., Maple Ridge www.burnettfellowship.com

604.465.4418

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Parish of St. Bride Meeting in Pitt Meadows Community Church

(Corner of Harris and Ford Roads)

Christmas Services December 24.....Sung Eucharist.....11:00am January 1.....Festival of Lessons & Carols.....1:00pm A warm welcome awaits you! A Member of the Anglican Catholic Church - Original Province Worshipping around the world with the Book of Common Prayer

December 24 7:00pm 11:00pm December 25 11:00am

Family Eucharist Midnight Mass Christmas Communion

ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

22561 - 121st Avenue, Maple Ridge, V2X 3T5 CHRISTMAS 2011 & NEW YEAR 2012 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday, Dec. 31 Saturday, Dec. 24 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of Nativity of the Lord CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S LITURGIES God (Holy Day of Obligation) 7:00 pm - Christmas Vigil 12 Midnight - Mass of the Angels 5:30 pm - Vigil Mass (Holy Hour 11 pm until Midnight) Sunday, Dec. 25 Sunday, Jan.1 9:00 am - Shepherd's Mass 9:00 am - Mass 11:00 am - Mass of the Day 11:00 am - Mass 4:30 pm - Mass May your Christmas be Christ-filled


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Groups

• English Corner, a group for people with intermediate or advanced English skills, meets regularly to provide the opportunity to meet new people from around the world. They meet Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at #11719041 Ford Rd. (in the centre of the housing co-op complex) in Pitt Meadows, on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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in the Maple Ridge Library’s Greenside Room, and on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Maple Ridge Library’s Alouette Room.

Groups

• Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual, and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated, or single. They meet on the last Friday of every month. Info: Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604329-9860.

Groups

• The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations

(COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Seniors’ organizations wishing to be affiliated or individuals who want to be members should contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or ecbayer@shaw.ca.

Groups

• The Stride to Thrive is a walking group that meets at Jerry Sulina Park for a onehour walk on the dike every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot by the large notice board, rain or shine. This group, sponsored by Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services, is for women of all

ages whose lives or the lives of family and friends have been affected by cancer. Info: stridetothrive@hotmail.com.

Seniors Centre at 12150 224th St., Maple Ridge. Info: Elma at 604-463-4831 or violetpt@telus.net.

Groups

• Overeaters Anonymous meets every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. and every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Alouette Room, Maple Ridge Library. No dues or fees and no diets or weigh-ins. They are a fellowship. Newcomers welcome. Info: 604-878-4575.

Groups

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Monday except holidays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the library at the Ridge Meadows

Groups

• The Blue Heron Toastmasters meet every Thursday at Pitt Meadows City hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anyone interested in learning public speaking or how to run a meeting can join the group as a guest in a fun and supportive atmosphere of self-paced learning. Info: Bob Garnett at rgarnett@telus.net or 604-4600035 or Andrew Thompson at ansthom@aol.com or 604460-0339.

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• Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is hosting meat draws at the Jolly Coachman Pub, 19167 Ford Rd. in Pitt Meadows every Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support the hospice society programs.

Groups

• A new Toastmasters club meets at the Sprott-Shaw campus, 204-20395 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge. They meet on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. Info: Elmer Thiessen 604-460-0660. • Full list: www.mrtimes.com

Christmas Worship Come celebrate the birth of our Lord

HOLY SPIRIT ANGLICAN CHURCH WHONNOCK

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604-462-7933

Join us for Christmas worship... St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 12145 Laity St. LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE Dec. 21st at 7:30 pm CHRISTMAS EVE Candelight and Carols 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm

CAROLS and HOLY COMMUNION 8 PM Dec. 24, 2010

CHRISTMAS DAY Worship with Communion 11:00 am

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH 10 am – Christmas Program “ A Christmas to Remember“

Searching for a Place To Celebrate the Christ-Child’s Birth?

Hammond United Church

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Dec.18th at 7:30pm Peace & Quiet Service Dec.24th at 7pm Family Service Dec.24th at 11pm Candlelight Service Pitt-Meadows

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 7 pm – 8 pm Candlelight Service

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Dec.18th at 9:15am Children’s Pageant Dec.24th at 4pm Service for Young Children Dec. 24th at 7pm Family Carol Service Dec. 25th at 9:15pm Family Worship

The United Churches of Ridge-Meadows

New Year’s Eve –

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31ST 7 pm to 8 pm – New Year’s Eve Celebration Service 21746 Lougheed Highway Maple Ridge • 604-467-5959 Pastors Rod & Colleen Shearing

St. Andrew’s Haney United Church

22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge 604.463.9611 Dec.18th at 10am Christmas in Story & Song Dec.24th at 4pm Happy Birthday, Jesus! Dec.24th at 7pm Carols and More Dec.24th at 10pm Candlelight Communion Dec. 25th at 10am Christmas Morning Worship

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH 10 am – Rev. Mike Jones 5 pm – Church Family Christmas Dinner with Pastor Sam Emerson

Worship at our historic country church this Christmas Eve.


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Art

Ensemble exhibition opens Yuletide season The work of local artists is currently on display downtown.

Christmas is back at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery. The popular Christmas show and sale, Ensemble 2011, has returned to the gallery inside the ACT theatre and arts complex. Featuring the work of mostly local artists, this juried show offers emerging artists and artisans the opportunity to show a small collection of their work within the context of a professional space. Although artists are not restricted to any particular theme, their choice of work for the display must demonstrate some cohesive elements so that it benefits in being grouped together. “The grouping of individual artists work in this way tends to strengthen the individual artists’ visual statement, and also makes for a more coherent group show, where artists are working in all mediums and styles,” said curator Barbara Duncan. “The show demonstrates a good range of local and regional talent as it includes paintings, ceramics, fibre art, sculpture, and photography.” Local artist, Allan Sather will display an intriguing group of bronze casts, all inspired by the abundance and variety of gourds and squash seasonably available at the Haney Farmers Market. Sather, a retired animal scien-

tist and geneticist, asks: “Is [the] production of food with modern production methods and current Rik Watson’s values placed on agricultural [land] artistic puns sustainable or is it like my bronze are hanging casts, while real in their own right, up on the an illusion?” wall of the Another local artist, Lea Sevcov, gallery. employs both her painting and photography and photographic Troy Landreville/TIMES skills to create a suite of works inspired by scenes she captured on a recent trip to Croatia. The technique she uses to great effect involves the application by hand of alcohol inks to heighten the colour and the intensity of her photographs. These scenes offer a glimpse of the poetry of everyday village life within the stone walls that Troy Landreville/TIMES have survived despite the Claire Louise Stephen has an array of art on display. ravages of war and upheaval Heart of our Community.” in recent years. The gallery is open Tuesday to All work within this show is Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for sale, so that it should provide and selected evenings a timely opportunity to purchase The gallery will also be open on a special gift for friend or famSunday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. ily member as the holiday season to coincide with performances in approaches. And don’t forget to the theatre of the acclaimed musicstop by the gallery shop where al ensemble Winter Harp. an ever-changing array of artisan The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows work is on display, selected, and Arts Council, celebrating its 40th arranged with the special touch of year of community service, works gallery manager, Gina Moe. to build strong arts and culture The Maple Ridge Art Gallery is in the community by providing operated by The Maple Ridge Pitt excellence in artistic integrity, comMeadows Arts Council, a not-formunity engagement and customer profit, volunteer-based society service. dedicated to “Bringing Arts to the

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Allan Sather’s bronze casts are currently on display at the Maple Ridge Gallery.

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HELP BUST CRIME…

Ridge-Meadows RCMP is looking for the following people. If you see any of them, do not attempt to apprehend them. Please contact the RCMP immediately by calling 604-463-6251 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The warrants attached to these individuals were still outstanding as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. Remember: all of the listed people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

COCHET, Jason William

Born: Dec. 8, 1974 Wanted in connection with File #2011-10969 Wanted for failing to comply with a probation order.

GOUGH, Tammy Lynn

Born: April 29, 1972 Wanted in connection with File #2011-7895 Wanted for theft .

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Business in brief

Store plays with idea of kids who give Sylver Scoop by Sylver McLaren

I dropped by Just Ducky! the other day to check out the shop’s new Kids Care Christmas project. It’s a great idea. The premise is to get children involved with the gift of giving. With Christmas fast approaching, store owner Sabrina Hartman decided to create a program geared towards children’s role in charity. “Whether it is food, money, or toys, it is almost always the adults who give. And, of course, children want to give too,” Hartman said. “With the knowledge of kids’ big hearts in mind, we created an opportunity for children to give, and in turn, be creative and build their self-esteem in the process. For every hand-made ornament brought into Just Ducky! and hung by a child on the Christmas tree, the store will donate $1 towards toys for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. Just Ducky! has a reputation for unique, quality, fun toys. Toys are personally selected by Hartman and manager Shelly Cooke. In addition to their Kids Care Christmas

project, Just Ducky! is offering an in-store toy drive. Bring any toy to the store for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society and receive 30 per cent off and they will wrap and deliver the toy to the society. Just Ducky! is located at 19952 224th St., next to Marina’s Gelato.

Three-year-old Sasha Nickerson hung a home-made ornament on the Christmas tree at Just Ducky! on Tuesday. Each ornament translates to $1 worth of toys from the downtown Maple Ridge kids store. The toys will be donated to the Christmas hamper society.

Panago owner delivers money

Dan Maki, franchise owner of Maple Ridge Panago, just gave the Maple RidgePitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society a $1,000 cheque. Maki won $3,000 in an internship award and shared the wealth with a few local groups including the Christmas hamper. His friends tell him that he is doing things backwards, because usually first you go to university and take business courses and then start a business. Maki already succeeded with his businesses and then went back to university. Kudos.

Calling all top 20 under 20

This week marks the official call for applications for Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Awards 2012. Founded by Youth in Motion the award celebrates and honours young Canadians who are under the age of 20 and have demonstrated significant levels of innovation, leadership, and achievement. For more information visit www. top20under20.ca. The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. •Send your tidbits to smclaren@mrtimes.com

WILSON STREET ONE LANE ROAD CLOSURES November 21, 2011 – December 23, 2011 Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm BC Hydro will be under-grounding a section of the power distribution line that currently runs along the east side of Wilson Street near the Ruskin Dam. This temporary relocation of the distribution line is required for site safety to avoid the risk of any drilling or construction equipment accidently contacting the lines during the field tests or project construction. For five weeks starting November 21, 2011 a single lane closure of Wilson Street will be required to install the duct bank for the distribution line. Priority access will be provided for the school bus and emergency vehicles. Hayward Street over the Ruskin Dam will remain open during this time. Traffic control flaggers will be on site and will facilitate any emergency vehicles needing to access the roadway. BC Hydro Public Consultation & Stakeholder Relations at 604 623 4472 / 1 866 647 3334 or email stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com.

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You & The Law ONLY “EMPLOYEES” CAN SUE FOR WRONGFUL DISMISSAL

How is an employee different from an independent contractor? Both employees and employers should know the difference, as significant legal and financial implications flow from the answer. In particular, many businesses have attempted in recent years to retain independent contractors rather than employees – but have found themselves on the hook for considerable damages in wrongful dismissal cases. If you’re an employee, you have certain rights under BC’s Employment Standards Act to overtime, vacation pay, breaks, etc. Your employer must deduct and remit income tax, CPP and EI to the government, and faces penalties for failure to do so. Also, if you’re let go without cause and sufficient notice, you’re entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal. None of this applies if you are an independent contractor (though courts sometimes decide that independent contractors are entitled to reasonable notice too). A business may label you as an independent contractor. But that doesn’t mean you are one. The central question is: are you in business for yourself or not? The courts examine several factors to determine the true relationship between the business and the person hired. The degree of control exercised by the business is a big factor. Are you told what tasks to perform and when to perform them? Do you have to perform the work personally or can you hire a sub-contractor to do it? Does the business set your working hours? The more control over you, the more likely you’ll be characterized as an employee. Other factors tending to show that a person is an employee and not an independent contractor include using tools and equipment provided by the business, being paid a fixed and regular “wage” not a profit, and not risking the loss of money if the cost of their work is more than the price charged. Heinz is one company that had to ante up hefty damages in a wrongful dismissal case after trying to

treat Brian W as an independent contractor. He was a sales manager for 13 years who was fired with four months’ notice. Heinz claimed he was a pet food broker, paid on a commission basis, not an employee, and that the four months’ notice was good enough. But the BC Supreme Court determined Brian was, in law, an employee, who should have been given 16 months’ notice. The work Brian did was limited exclusively to selling pet food products owned by Heinz; he didn’t work for any other company; sales people controlled by Heinz were hired to work under him; and all selling tools, which included product samples and sales literature given to customers, were supplied through Heinz. And the Ontario Court of Appeal recently agreed that La-Z-Boy Canada was liable to Gordon B for 20 months’ compensation upon firing him after 23 years with only 60 days’ notice. Hired as a customer service manager, B became a commissioned sales agent who signed an agreement saying he was an independent contractor and who incorporated a company through which to provide his services to La-Z-Boy. But certain factors – including that La-Z-Boy required him to attend trade shows and meetings, determined his sales territory, and restricted his ability to sell other products – pointed to him being an employee instead. If you don’t receive a reasonable severance, you may have to start a lawsuit. Ultimately, it’s the court’s decision as to whether or not you are an employee or an independent contractor.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sports

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On Deck

Flexing for charity Anyone who wishes to learn about bodybuilding, nutrition, and health from three of the best former bodybuilding champions are invited to the Champion Athletic Club in Maple Ridge. Adwin Gounder, Brian Wong, and Steve Mogahri are putting on seminars to raise awareness about children living in poverty in the province. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Mike Heathfield with his son Zach.

Boxer remembered

Kids coached Maple Ridge’s Steve Nash youth basketball program, for boys in grades 4 to 7, had a special guest coach last Sunday afternoon. Mike McNeill, Basketball BC’s manager of coaching development, and Canada’s senior women’s national team assistant coach, joined the kids in the Maple Ridge Secondary gym on Dec.4, leading an “amazing” session of fun and basketball. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Send your scores and game reports to smclaren@mrtimes.com

Ken Hum Todd Oishi, pictured here competing at Todd competing at the nationals in Quebec, has immersed himself in the science/sport/hobby of fly fishing.

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Outdoors

Aficionado big fish on national scene Todd Oishi’s zeal for fly fishing takes him around the globe. by Troy Landreville

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There are fishermen, then there are enthusiasts like longtime Maple Ridge resident Todd Oishi. For the past decade, the married father of four has taken the hobby/sport/science of fly fishing to a new stratosphere. A multi-time Canadian national team member, Oishi has fished for a wide variety of species in more than a dozen countries and six Canadian provinces, and his photography and fly fishing articles have been featured and published in BC Outdoors, Outdoors Canada,

The Canadian Fly Fisher magazine, and on several websites. “A lot of people who fly fish kind of frown upon it being [called] a competitive sport because to them it’s a recreational event,” said Oishi, who stressed that fly fishing is a somewhat “fish-friendly” venture, in that all competitions adhere to a strict, barbless-hook and “catch and release” policy/rule, thus ensuring that the fish aren’t permanently injured or killed. Fly fishing as a sport is a fairly new phenomenon in North America, Oishi said. But for close to a century, it’s been hugely popular in Europe. “They have quite a competitive mind-set on fly fishing over there,” Oishi said.

Canada’s original selection “I used to spend all of my sumprocess for its national team was mer days down there,” he said. “I quite simple: send in a resume and just loved fishing in general. Then hope to get chosen. I would fish with my parents at The process changed drastically Okanagan Lake every summer for in 2003 when Fly two weeks.” Fishing Canada The fly fishing “I used to spend all began hosting the worm turned for of my summer days Canadian national Oishi in the final championships. days of 1993, when down [at the Katzie “It was to select Slough]. I just loved he received lesthe team based sons and rod as a fishing in general.” on performance,” Christmas present Todd Oishi Oishi said. from his wife, kids, The owner andand extended fammanager of Classic ily. Once he took Image Auto Body has had a near the lessons, and realized there lifelong affection for fishing. was a science behind the sport Oishi remembers as a seven(“there’s a lot of studying bugs year-old boy, lazing his summer and entomology that goes with it,” days away fishing at the Katzie he said), Oishi was hooked. continued on page A30… Slough, using worms as bait.

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A celebration of Michael Alan Heathfield’s life will be held this Saturday, Dec. 10. The athletic boxer died on Nov. 13, at age 53, of natural causes, shocking his friends and family. [Death of boxing legend shocks friends, Nov. 17, TIMES]. The celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, at the Maple Ridge Alliance Church, 20399 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Donations in his memory may be sent to BC Special Olympics or to the Kyle Demsey Gionco Foundation. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

There’s a science to fly fishing …continued from page A29

“It was really [about] getting involved in your whole environment, be it on a river or a lake,” Oishi said. “For me it was a challenge of not just sticking the same old worm on every time. Now I had hundreds of different fly patterns to pick through and it became more of a skill. You had to ‘match the hatch.’ It was pushing fishing to a different level. It had a lot to do with technique.” A great fly fisherman, Oishi believes, is someone who is observant and willing to adapt. He should know because through the years, Oishi has become well-versed in what he and others consider to be the “science” of fly fishing. Oishi presents an ongoing series of lectures on fly fishing-related topics at various seminars, clinics, and symposiums, and headlined as a featured “fly-tyer” and presenter at B.C.’s largest outdoors and fishing show. Fly fishing has also made him a frequent flier. Oishi has made several trips to Europe and the U.K. to train and study the techniques currently being used by the top-ranked competitors within those countries. As well, Oishi volunteers as an assistant coach with Canada’s national youth fly fishing teams and helped found a fly fishing club for students and teachers at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary. At the competitive level, Oishi – who started formally competing in 2002 when he entered the Trojan Pond Fly Fishing Tournament – has twice taken part in the Lexus European Fly Fishing Championships in the United Kingdom and has travelled the globe as a member of the Canadian national team. He has competed in a pair of Commonwealth and five world championships, in Sweden (2005), Portugal (’06), Finland (’07), New Zealand (’08), and Scotland (’09). Oishi skipped the 2010 event to attend his son’s graduation, and missed this year’s event because he was hosting the B.C. Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships, held near Merritt in June. Closer to home, Oishi has tested his skills at seven Canadian national events and three U.S. championships, and has taken home seven gold and three bronze medals (team and individual combined). What Oishi considers to be his greatest international achievement was winning a team gold medal and cup at the 2011 America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament, held in Vail, Colo. from Sept. 20-23. “The team included myself, and fishermen from Ireland, Italy, Poland, and the U.S.,” Oishi said. “It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke!” Oishi said his most fulfilling role was serving as a competitor and captain for Team Canada at the 2009 Commonwealth championships in Scotland, where Team Canada achieved its personal-best finish at an international championship (fourth place) and sat in third for almost half of the competition.

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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Personal Messages

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ALOUETTE ADDICTIONS SERVICES

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Obituaries

BURDALL, Marion Diane July 28, 1944 - Nov 23, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Diane Burdall in the early morning of November 23rd in the comfort of Ridge Meadows Hospital I.C.U. Marion is survived by her second husband, Colin, two sons David Anderson and Paul Anderson and four loving grandchildren, John, Nathan, Sarah, and Luke. She had many happy and productive years in Brownies and Girl Guides organizations and Special Olympics, especially with her son Paul. We have been living in Maple Ridge for five happy years but the last year has been very trying as she began suffering from osteo- arthritis and major organ failure and heart and lung problems. She is now in a far better place and suffering no more. In lieu of flowers a donation to the heart and stroke foundation would be appreciated. Memorial services will be held at Riverside Church 1477 Lougheed Hwy. Port. Coquitlam at 11am Dec 10th, and at Joy fellowship on Dec 11th after regular Sunday service at 41st and Oak Street in Vancouver.

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Established Burnaby Contractor has an immediate opening for an experienced full time Payroll/Accounting Clerk. This person will be responsible for all aspects of computerized payroll, including data entry; running payroll cheques; Receiver General, union and WCB reports; ROE and T4 preparation. This position also includes payables data entry, office administration and reception relief. Interested individuals must have 2-5 years of experience with computer accounting and excellent written spoken English. Salary will be commensurate with experience and a benefit package is available. Please send resume with covering letter to: gblltd@telus.net

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on understanding, compassion, gentle love, far travel, higher education, legal and cultural affairs. These are still subject to confusion, indecision and delay until Tuesday. After this (even Tuesday night) plunge wholeheartedly into these zones, get things done – there isn’t much time left. Be restful, tend to domestic concerns Sunday/Monday. Realize a status situation is “evolving.” Romance (or a creative urge) strikes midweek: it’s a good one (or at least harmony prevails). Tackle chores Friday/Saturday – intensity has entered this area, to July 2012. Taurus April 20-May 20: Sex, lifestyle change, deep health matters, behind-scenes power struggles, large finances, research and “hidden gems” – these are slated for 10 more days (and their “talk and details” will continue into early January). Until Tuesday, indecision and “no go” signals affect these zones, but by this night forward, green lights shine. The research you do now could support some fine reports, conclusions or presentations you’ll make late month through January. Sunday/Monday are friendly, active. Settle into home, soul midweek. Thursday night onward brings a romantic, creative surge. Gemini May 21-June 20: The accent lies on marriage, partnership proposals, negotiations, agreements and refusals, relocation, litigation and dealing with the public. Indecision or delay in these areas might continue to Tuesday: after this, you can begin making firm choices, marching ahead. An old flame or someone from “past times” might have come into your life recently. If so, this relationship might fade soon, or become a cornerstone of your life. Which it is, might be determined by a phone call you make Tuesday to Thursday, or by your romantic urges next week (December 18/19). Home, late week.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Recent delays end Tuesday – and this same period (Tuesday eve to Thursday) brings hope, joie de vivre, popularity, wish fulfillment and entertainment – accept invitations. A Gemini might figure prominently. Earlier, Sunday/Monday are for ambition, showing higher-ups that you’re still on the job. Don’t toy with others or take things lightly these two days. Retreat, rest Thursday – contemplate, plan, contact head office or government agencies, be charitable, reconnect with your spirit. A partner (or a prospective one) can hold you back now to July. You can see why Friday night. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Minor delays end in money, earnings and spending, although major hold-backs last until late December. Even so, charge ahead now, especially with minor or detailed monetary projects – make decisions, contacts. Sunday/Monday bring wisdom, love. Make no commitments. Be ambitious midweek – bosses are watching, and luck rides with you! Thursday night through Saturday brings social delights, popularity, wish fulfillment and optimism. You might attend a gathering with co-workers Friday night, or get a great work idea while socializing. Love could appear early evening, Friday/Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your indecision fades after Tuesday, so charge ahead then to late month – time’s short, and you have much to do. Thankfully, your energy is high – so are your clout, charm and effectiveness. Mystery, the secret depths of life surface Sunday/Monday. You might want to join sexually, invest, take out a big loan, these two days – don’t. Wait. Midweek brings understanding, gentle love, far travel, intellectual projects, legal, cultural or educational involvements. Charge forward in these. Your reputation, status and career are lucky Friday/Saturday: but VIPs are impatient.

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Dec. 11 - 17, 2011 Capricorn Dec.22-Jan.19: Lie low,rest,contemplate and plan. Deal with government agencies, charities, institutions and “head office.” Reconnect with your soul. Small delays end in these zones Tuesday, but the big, important release, healing, or spiritual quest won’t really occur until January onward. Take care of the details now to then. (E.g., you won’t get a tax ruling or a blessing from the guru until next year, but you can hand in the forms, make the contacts, now.) Midweek is mysterious, potent, and frees you “through commitment.” Love, understanding Friday/Saturday – don’t step into legal fires. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Wishes come true, your popularity remains high, and optimism prevails. By Tuesday, recent delays and indecisions end. But your biggest wish still faces delay until late December onward – maintain hope, faith in it, and you could walk away with the prize in 2012. Work and drudgery face you Sunday/Monday – be calm, thoughtful, and don’t compete with or trash another worker. Exciting meetings arise Tuesday p.m. to Thursday eve – be diplomatic, patient, but eager to join. A partnership might be brewing. Friday/Saturday bring secrets, power plays, big finances, and sexual urges. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Remain ambitious. Recent delays, especially in career and status zones, end Tuesday night. So you can (and should) charge ahead with ambitious plans, projects. Realize the biggest forward advance in these will occur after Dec. 24 (into mid-2012) not before. Still, dive into the details and communications side of your ambitions midweek onward. Sunday/Monday bring romantic notions, but subtle push-back, too. Midweek’s for chores, employment, career – and health matters. You might meet your equal Thursday night to Saturday. Exciting meetings, challenges, and sensual sparks! timstephens@shaw.ca


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