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Thursday, January 5, 2012 Bob Whitelock, 80, was the oldest participant in the Generation Run on New Year’s Day. He was accompanied by his wife, daughter, and granddaughters.

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Linden John Lee Fowles made a speedy entrance into the world on Jan. 2. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

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The Fowles, a Maple Ridge family, dad John, big sister Ryenne, and mom Tiphanie, welcomed Linden John Lee Fowles into the world on Jan. 2.

The account of the community’s first baby of 2012 “is not a long story,” according to Linden John Lee Fowles’ mom Tiphanie Fowles. “I felt my first different contraction at 1:05 a.m. on Jan. 2. We arrived at the hospital at around 2 a.m. He was born at 2:17 a.m.,” explained mom. Her husband John pulled up to the emergency room at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge and as Tiphanie got out of the car her water broke. “The nurses had to deliver him. The doctor walked in as they were placing him on my chest,” mom said. Linden weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz.(four kg) and is 21 inches (53 cm) long. Nine hours later big sister, Ryenne, who turns three on Jan. 12, arrived and said, “He’s not stuck in there any more.” “Ryenne said he was coming today and she was right,” said Tiphanie. As for choosing the name Linden for their new son, John said they are big hockey fans, but “we just like the name Linden,” referring to former Vancouver Canucks star Trevor Linden. “My wife would say that Ryenne is named after [Ryan] Kesler,” joked John.

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‘Typical’ Pitt home now worth half million

Assessment notices will be arriving in the mail over the next few days. by Maria Rantanen

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The typical home value in Pitt Meadows hovers around the half million dollar mark, according to BC Assessment. The provincial agency released its assessment roll this week, and a typical single-family house in Pitt Meadows was listed at $503,000, up from $499,000 in 2011, while in Maple Ridge, the

typical single-family home is worth $385,000 – up from the 2011 assessment roll listing a typical home at $382,000. Municipal property taxes will be based on these individual property assessments, which each household should receive in the mail this week. If property owners disagree with the assessments, they have until Jan. 31 to appeal. Appraisers from BC Assessment analyze sales in the area and take into consideration the size, age, quality, condition, view, and location of the home. The newest assessments are based on market value as of July

1, 2011 and physical condition on Oct. 31, 2011. “Property owners who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2011 – or see incorrect information on their notice – should contact our office as indicated on their notice as soon as possible in January,” said deputy assessor John Green. BC Assessment tracks what Green calls “typical” homes during the years to show local market trends. Property values of individual homes and comparisons to others, are online at www.bcassessment.ca, click on e-valueBC.

According to BC Assessment, the values of apartments they track in both Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows dropped. The value of a typical strata apartment in Pitt Meadows is listed at $181,000 in 2012, down from $187,000 in 2011. Townhomes in Pitt Meadows increased slightly in value, from $326,000 last year, to $328,000 in 2012. The value of the typical strata apartment dipped in Maple Ridge to $200,000 in 2012 from $206,000 in 2011. Value of a townhome that BC Assessment has tracked in Maple Ridge rose from $313,000 in 2011

to $318,00 in 2012. For more information, taxppayers call the Fraser Valley assessment office in Abbotsford tollfree at 1-800-393-1332. The office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. B.C.ers who own homes worth up to $1.285 million may be eligible to receive the entire homeowners’ grant this year – a $570 reduction in taxes in Greater Vancouver – and those with homes valued higher may be eligible for a partial grant. An additional grant of $275 is also available to those who are 65 or older, permanently disabled, or a veteran of certain wars.

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The City of Pitt Meadows will celebrate the re-opening of the Pitt Meadows Arena on Jan. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There will be a ceremony followed by light refreshments. In the evening, there will be a free public skate from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Donations to the food bank are welcome. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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About 40 people braved the chilly waters at Alouette Lake on New Year’s Day including five-year-old Anais Minshall-Storm and her mom Winter (left). Sylver McLaren/TIMES

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Catchments to change An information session will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Thomas Haney Secondary about proposed catchment changes in east Maple Ridge. The proposed changes would affect Albion, Alexander Robinson, Blue Mountain, Kanaka Creek, Webster’s Corners, and Whonnock elementaries. Maps of proposed changes to catchment areas in the east are posted at www. sd42.ca. • More at www.mrtimes.com

New talent joins PMCA

Pitt Meadows Community Association has a new director on its board. Brett Horton is the founder of Golden Ears Law, a Pitt Meadows real estate law firm. “I’m still getting to know him, but what we like about him so far is that he has done a lot of strategy stuff,” said Hanna Vorlicek, executive director of the association. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Polar bear swim lures brave into icy water

More than three dozen people took part in a Jan. 1 tradition at Alouette Lake. by Sylver McLaren

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About 40 people took an icy dip during the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim at Alouette Lake.

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Some swimmers only ran in and out of the frigid water, while a few others were able to handle the cold a bit longer. “This is the biggest turnout we have ever had,” said Cathy Caldwell, a Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club member and eight-time polar bear swimmer. “We had a nice walk up

Thieves graffiti, vandalize home interior RCMP make plea for the public’s help. by Sylver McLaren

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Police are alarmed by the degree of vandalism done when thieves broke into a Maple Ridge home Tuesday. The criminal painted graffiti on the walls inside the home, and caused a “significant” amount of physical

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Viking Creek Trail first,” said Caldwell. “It was a good-sized group.” When Ridge Meadows Outdoor More Club president Serg Touchette came out of Photos the water he said he Online felt “great.” “I feel quite warm now. The shock carries you nicely,” Touchette said.

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First in the water was fiveyear-old Anais Minshall-Storm, and her mom Winter. The Pitt Meadows pair didn’t wait for the noon start time before they took the plunge and splashed around. A few minutes later members from two groups – Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club and Alouette Achilles Running Club – and a dozen others, converged on the boat launch and lined up for the countdown.

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Laurie Fowlis registered her child last February at Albion Elementary.

RCMP are appealing to the public for help. If anyone saw suspicious activities in the area during the daylight hours on Jan. 3, they’re asked to call Const. Steve McInnis at 604-463-6251.

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year-old man breaking into their home at about 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, Somerville said. The suspect alledgedly threatened a man and then stole some property belonging to a roommate who was not home, he explained. “Police were able to learn the man’s identity soon after, and this led to the suspect turning himself in at the police detachment,” he added.


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Green waste next on agenda for recycling society

Fees for the disposal of organics will be significantly lower than other types of garbage.

The tipping fee for regular waste is slightly higher for Maple Ridge as $4 per tonne is returned to the District to help finance its recycling programs. This extra fee has been in place since 1990, Day explained. Meanwhile, the 2012 tipping fee bylaw by Maria Rantanen – approved by the Metro Vancouver mrantanen@mrtimes.com Board – set a $63 per tonne fee for “green The local recycling society would like to waste” such as yard trimmings and clean see green waste recycling taken seriously wood waste. in Maple Ridge. Having a lower cost for organic waste is The focus in 2012 will be on diverting meant as an incentive to keep recyclables organics and kitchen scraps from landfills, out of landfills. said Kim Day, executive director of the Kim Grout, Pitt Meadows director of Ridge Meadows Recycling Society. operations, pointed out that in 2016 Metro “That’s a diversion effort as Vancouver will charge $205 per opposed to just garbage,” she tonne for garbage tipping fees. said, adding that by diverting Pitt Meadows is planning organics, “people will have a to have organic waste curbvery, very small amount of garside pickup in place midway bage.” through 2012, which will be But diverting organics and done by their current municikitchen scraps will not be cheap pally contracted operator, Waste for Maple Ridge, she said: “It’s Management. a big-ticket item.” In its business planning for In early 2012, Day would like 2012, the City of Pitt Meadows to present Maple Ridge council was expecting a $14 increase for Kim Day with options for green waste waste pickup. Head of recycling society disposal, pointing out that However, the City was able organic waste will be banned to reduce this to an increase of from garbage pickup by 2015. only $9 to $244 per household. The regional tipping fee charged for Councillor Bob Masse, who is just startevery tonne of garbage taken to waste ing his first term on Maple Ridge council, transfer and disposal facilities in Metro considers garbage pickup a basic public Vancouver went up at the beginning of sanitation issue, right up there with water the week but the cost of dumping green and sewer service. waste is down significantly. Masse has said he would like the On Jan. 1, the tipping fee increased by District of Maple Ridge to provide munici$10 to $111 per tonne for waste dropped pal garbage pickup, and pointed out that off at the Maple Ridge Transfer Station, Pitt Meadows was able to service each and $107 for waste dropped off at transfer home for less than what he pays privately stations in other municipalities. to have hs garbage picked up.

Tony Millar was hauling garbage to the Maple Ridge Transfer Station this week. He brings his family’s garbage once a month to the transfer station, which costs him $20.

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Masse said he pays $285 per year for garbage pickup to a private company and $60 for blue box recycling service. Masse said he realizes there’s a philosophical resistance in Maple Ridge to municipal garbage pickup – making home-

owners responsible for their own garbage. Day said the recycling society believes that when people have to pay for garbage out of pocket, instead of on a tax bill, they recognize the value of recycling and understand the cost of garbage.

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Good and bad of assessments Whether you like the provincial home assessment numbers will depend very much on where you stand. Assessments are largely flat, going up or down a few per cent in the past year. For a great many residents, especially those who have or are soon to pay off their mortgages, it won’t matter much. A few dollars worth of value is no big deal after 25 or 30 years of steady progress towards burning the mortgage. The people happiest with this seeming stability will likely be younger people who haven’t yet bought their first home. In the middle of the last decade, home ownership was an everreceding goal, as double-digit price increases made ownership less and less affordable. An island of stability will allow those who have saved up their cash to buy homes, tie themselves more firmly to their communities, and start building equity. For those who were relying on an increasing home value to borrow against – well, the news isn’t so good. But frankly, the cost of housing in the Lower Mainland has doubled in the last decade. That’s more than anyone who bought a home in 2001 or 2002 had any right to expect. Someone who bought land more than five years ago has already reaped a hefty dividend. Property speculators are in the same boat, but on a larger scale. Some of those landowners may kick and scream – and appeal their assessments – but they call it speculation for a reason. No one guaranteed that land values would always go up. In fact, what all groups of people should be worried about is whether this is a gentle landing after years of highflying real estate prices, or the bursting of a bubble that we’ve been warned about for years. Hopefully, it’s the former and not the latter. – M.C.

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Driving forth into a new year

The kids are in the car: my local lad from a good family, a daughter is monitoring her social national-class water polo player life on her smart phone, a miswho has been suspended from nomer, as the device is used more the sport for two years and has for activities that don’t involve been forced to play in California actual voice contact with another where the girls on the beach volhuman being. leyball circuit couldn’t care less My son is watching the latest about hockey. Shrek on the in-car DVD player. 4) Rejections: We told the provWe are just a few miles on the incial Liberals to shove their HST road into 2012. in a referendum from which new The Wife is plugged into to her premier Christy Clark quickly by Tim Tyler tunes and I am sneaking glances distanced herself by pointing out t3atyler@shaw.ca into the rearview mirror, looking that it was Gordie Campbell’s for road kill and other detritus baby all along. To ease the pain from the old year. Such as: Stephen Harper gave Campbell a cushy job over 1) Elections: We had two last year, one in May, in Britain as the high commissioner of something which saw the Harperites returned to power with or other – which was almost as severe as being a majority government – which means old Stiff forced to play volleyball in California. can do whatever he wants against a rookie-filled, 5) Occupations: Motivated by a New York Layton-less NDP opposition, a decimated Liberal group called Occupy Wall Street, a movement party and a nearly invisible Bloc Quebecois. intended to highlight income discrepancies and Randy Kamp is back, proving once again that if corporate greed in North America – between the you keep your yap shut and do whatever the Big one per cent who have most of the money and Guy says, you’ll stay on the team. the remaining 99 who have to buy generic – proAt the municipal level a stunning 25-per-cent testors in the Lower Mainland started occupying turned out to re-elect good ol’ boy Ernie Daykin themselves with setting up tents and tarps in to the mayor’s chair along with a decidedly rightparks and in front of civic buildings in support wing council, a victory for conscientious shoppers of their American counterparts. Here in Maple everywhere. Ridge, the protestors didn’t occupy much of our 2) Constructions: Count on development conattention in their feckless efforts at the Memorial tinuing at a pace established in 2011 with the Peace Park, sent home by the overwhelming construction of several apartment buildings in the apathy of the citizenry. downtown area, a Thrifty’s Foods currently under 6) Devastations: People continued to rob and construction, a hotel in the works down near the kill one another, to drive drunk, deal drugs, live bypass, a new park, a bigger SPCA and the coupe in the streets, abuse and misuse and refuse to de grace, the razing of the drug-infested, crimeobey the law. Other people, thankfully, continued ridden heart of the ghetto, Northumberland Court to volunteer their time to help the homeless, the – which will be replaced with townhomes and hungry and the downtrodden, the victims and the condos. We might even see that casino this year, vulnerable. Hopefully we learned something from a place to go blow the kids’ college money. last year, although the skeptical among us aren’t 3) Disruptions: The Canucks choked big time too optimistic. in the Stanley Cup final but our anger and grief In any event have a happy New Year, lose over their loss was soon diverted by the sight weight, stop smoking, be a nicer person, fall in of burning police cars and looting in downtown love, win the lottery; and if you don’t, it doesn’t Vancouver as disenchanted young fans expressed matter – this is the year the world comes to an their remorse in a fit of rioting; among them a end.

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Mailbag

Justice

Courts must be overhauled Dear Editor,

Finally, somebody recently stated the obvious by saying our courts are hopelessly overwhelmed by so many cases. And so few judges, making for a dire necessity for more judges. For at least 50 per cent more judges – I’d say. The sooner the better too. All too often, the Crown counsel’s office is compelled to release the bad guys of our world because they have been waiting far too long for their case to be heard. A defence lawyer will be saying, “Justice delayed is justice denied.” Yup, and away they go – to do it again. We have a meaningless justice system that is really quite irrelevant. This is hardly news as it has been going on for 40 or 50 years, and steadily getting worse and worse. The constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms created this unholy mess. We now have a huge deficiency of judges. Trials need to be done in a much more

timely manner. Our prisons are vastly overcrowded. Prisoners are routinely released, even though their sentence has not been completed. No room for incoming people. Non-violent people usually get sprung early. Sexual predators, especially those considered most likely to reoffend again, are released anyway. That is truly disgusting and sick, too. This type of offender should never see the light of day again. Yet, even knowing that they will likely reoffend – are released to do it again. Now is that sick or what eh? Surely that is an example of the revolving door justice system. Well, they do have rights you know in order to get out to rape and molest kids, do they not? It cannot be surprising that the public has little, if any, faith in the criminal justice system. How could it be otherwise, eh?

Robert W. Stirling, Maple Ridge

Global affairs

Reaction

Autocracy is growing Dear Editor,

Again Mr. [Wayne] Clark [Time for a federal election, Dec. 29, TIMES] offers criticism but suggests no solutions. Yes, it does turn out that the Conservative government is “closely attuned the wishes and needs of the Canadian people.” Canada is second in the world only to Germany in economic health. An Angus Reid poll released recently reveals the majority of Canadians are satisfied with their country. Also 39.6 per cent voted for the Conservatives rather than the 16 per cent he quoted. A majority over any other political party. Mr. Clark stated, “It is time to tell the governor general to immediately dissolve parliament and every Canadian voter to vote for anything other than the Conservatives.” It seems that we have in our midst our own little autocrat in the making.

Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge council

Tax increase not ‘doable’ Dear Editor,

Residents of Maple Ridge, you do realize that our residential taxes over the past six years have risen by about 30 per cent? No, Ernie, for my family it is not doable! We are on fixed incomes and like many do not receive raises every year. In fact, we haven’t seen a raise since 2003 – but we did see a decrease of 15 per cent. Perhaps this should be your question of the week. “Is another 5.7 per cent increase in residential taxes doable for you?” Claire Rollins, Maple Ridge

Bleeding-hearts doomed to fall Dear Editor,

How many trillions have been wasted between Canada, U.S.A., U.K., and France and a few players on wet nursing wild crooked lands who wouldn’t lift a finger to help us if we had a crisis? The Middle East has a lot of oil-rich neighbours (Kuwait, Saudi, United Arab Emirates) who do not help out enough. Yet, our goofball politicians blindly betray our own by engaging in asinine wars while looking the other way to our indefensible huge job losses, more poverty, homelessness, frail health care, and chronic abuses in the justice and immigration system that are sickening. We think our politics is better than others. Wrong. We have incompetent leaders, overpaid government officials, and we’re throwing tax cash at global lands that lack a will to stand on their own and expect free handouts. We desperately need to increase taxes of the filthy rich in Canada who mock us with their unbridled arrogance and greed. How dare we ignore poor First Nations, school closures, depleted fish stocks, no dental for 34 per cent of Canadians – while we butt-kiss foreign lands like Africa, Haiti, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc. What got accomplished in Iraq? Little, as soon as we leave they will go rabidly wild – same with Afghanistan. Like Vietnam, – it was a war never intended for victory and was all about lies from George W. Bush and others. These cohesive leaders are no better than monsters like Saddam Hussein, Ghadafi, Assad, Mubarak, and others. Who is next to act crazy while we play “global GI Joe” – Syria and North Korea? We need to help Canadians not be a “bank or police force” for others who cannot be trusted. The new super powers are China and India, as they do not get involved in global wars while, like the Roman Empire, the West will fall if we do not stop this “bleeding-heart syndrome” of political suicide. The next war, let Mr. Stephen Harper and global leaders put their children on the front lines but none of them have any morals or guts!

Kerwin Maude, Pitt Meadows

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• Baillie House is looking for spiritual care volunteers to support their residents. A sixweek training session begins mid-January 2012. Anyone interested should apply by Jan. 10 by contacting Alan Anderson at 604-4767888 ext: 552700 or Alan. Anderson@fraserhealth.ca.

January 5

• Parkinson’s Society of B.C.’s Maple Ridge caregivers support group meets from 10 a.m. to noon. The support group is for caregivers, family, and friends of people with Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call or email Elinor Verkerk at 604-467-2768 or jdverkerk@ shaw.ca.

January 5 & 7

• Ridge Meadows Hospice thrift store is having a 75per-cent-off clothing sale on Thursday, Jan. 5 and then on Saturday Jan. 7, a 50per-cent-off everything in the store sale. Store hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. The thrift store is at 12011 224th St. behind Haney Sewing & Sound.

January 7

• Alouette Elementary is holding a tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser at the school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The school is at 22155 Isaac Cres. in Maple Ridge. $10 minimum donation. Money raised will help support technology, sports equipment, and many extras needed by the school.

January 7

• The 2012 graduating class of Garibaldi Secondary is holding a bottle drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their Dry Grad event. Donations of bottles can be made at the school, at 24789 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

January 7 & 8

• Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue will chip Christmas trees by donation at the search and rescue building, 23598 105th Ave. Curbside pickup service will be offered by 1st Haney Rovers. Email scoutchipping@gmail.com with name and address for pickup – minimum $10 fee.

January 7 & 8

• Meadows Landscape Supply will be hosting its annual Christmas tree chipping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by donation. All proceeds to go to the Girl Guides and the Lions Club. They are located at 18020 Kennedy Rd., Pitt Meadows.

January 8

• Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is hosting a bottle drive from 10 a.m. to noon, a fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the volunteer

and bereavement programs. Returnables can be dropped off at the Hospice Society Thrift Store parking lot at 3-12011 224th St. behind Haney Sewing & Sound. Info: 604-463-7722.

January 8

• 1st Yennadon Scout Group will be holding a bottle drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Drop off any donations to the Eagles Hall, 23461 Fern Cres., just north of Maple Ridge Park.

January 9 to May 14

• Bring your baby to the Maple Ridge Library for oneon-one baby storytimes with Peek-a-Book. Storytimes run every Monday from Jan. 9 through May 14 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. This program is for children from aged zero to 18 months. Info: 604-4677417.

January 10 to May 25

• Storytimes begin at the Maple Ridge Library with You, Me and the Li-bra-ry. Children of all ages and their caregivers will enjoy puppets, books, rhymes, and more. Storytimes run Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays starting Jan. 10 through May 25 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Come prepared for fun, singing, and reading. Info: 604-467-7417.

January 10

• Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be meeting at Whonnock Lake Centre at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, guests, and new or potential members are welcome to join. Besides spinners and weavers, they welcome felters, knitters, basket makers, and anyone interested in any other fibre arts. Info: Marie at 604-462-9059.

January 11

• The Pitt Meadows Community Choir will be practising on Wednesday evenings starting Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Church (corner of Harris and Ford roads in Pitt Meadows). Info: Kirsteen McLean at 778-8660871 or info@vocalessence. ca.

January 11

• Sights, sounds, and objects can all trigger memories which in turn lead to remembering stories of one’s past. This is the theory behind reminisce kits, which contain select memorabilia intended to stimulate remembering. The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee, Ridge Meadows Seniors Society, and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network invite elders, their kids, and grandkids to come and learn about reminisce kits, how to use them, and how to make your own. This free workshop is

suitable for multigenerational family groups as well as professionals who work with seniors. The workshop takes place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the social activity room at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St. Pre-register: 604-466-8254 or coordinator@communityliteracy.ca.

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• Maple Ridge Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre. This meeting is open to anyone with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. Info: Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332 or rpcoco@ telus.net.

January 11

• Golden Ears Metis Society’s upcoming gathering will be from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the seniors lounge at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, 12027 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows. All Metis people, and people interested in Metis culture, are welcome to attend. Anyone not able to attend the gathering, but wanting more information, can contact GEMS through email at goldenearsmetis@ gmail.com.

Maple Ridge residents Daryl Spindor, Jeff Laity, and Ian Rennie, recently returned from a trip to the Northern Territory of Australia. They had this picture taken in front of Ayers Rock with copies of their hometown newspaper, The TIMES. Meanwhile, Sherryl and Terry Hansen enjoyed some Christmas sunshine in picturesque Sayulita, a surfing and fishing village north of Puerto Vallarta. They also had their picture taken with The TIMES.

Groups

• Beginner Hawaiian dance lessons for seniors (55-plus) will be held for a minimal cost of $1 for interested community members. Info: Diana at 604-465-5722.

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.

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• 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.

Groups

• Maple Ridge Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a group of moms who have children from birth to kindergarten age. They meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church, 20245 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Info: Jill at 604-466-5948.

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• 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.

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Wrestlers win war Maple Ridge Secondary’s wrestling team closed out 2011 in a strong fashion, collecting seven medals at the Simon Fraser War on the Floor wrestling tournament last month. “Brody Koopmans, Clarissa Morgan, and Payten Smith all struck gold, while Cameron Hicks, Austin Brown, and Brody McKenzie had to settle for silver,” said Maple Ridge Secondary wrestling coach Bill McCrae. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Doug Plumb scored 15 points at a tournament in California Dec. 30.

Plumb crazy at UBC

B.C.’s top 10 in NHL Winnipeg Jets left winger Andrew Ladd, of Maple Ridge, was given an honourable mention in a list of Top 10 in B.C. for a National Hockey League created nu Province reporter Steve Ewen earlier this week. Every Tuesday, Ewen will produce a power poll of the 10 best and brightest from throughout the province. “Keep in mind that we’re picking the top players right this minute, not for the season,” Ewen reported. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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People of all ages walked, strolled, rolled, and ran the Generation Run put on by Athletes In Kind in Pitt Meadows on New Year’s Day.

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Organizers of an annual run hoped for snow but got something better – sun. by Sylver McLaren

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Hosting the Generation Run is one way Eric and Lorie Muller show they care. “We care about fitness goals, and how people want to achieve them, so the Generation Run (and G2 Run in the fall) is our way of showing that,” said Lorie. The Mullers hosted their third annual Athletes In Kind Generation Run and Walk on New Year’s Day in Pitt Meadows. The sun peeked out just in time for the participants, who were of every generation, from as young as 18 months, all the way to 80 years old. The youngest was 18-monthold Camryn Majewski, who got

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a ride in a stroller along with brother Owen, 3. The oldest was 80-year-old Bob Whitelock from Maple Ridge, who came to walk the route with his wife Patty, daughter Polly Snider, and granddaughters Hannah, 13, and Claudia, 8. Camryn and Bob were given Tshirts as prizes. The run and walk started at 11 a.m. at Stomping Grounds Coffee House in Osprey Village and then along the Trans-Canada Trail for two, five, or 10 kilo-

metres. The trail hugs the Fraser River. “We raised over $550 for Athletes In Kind and counted 96 participants today. That’s a pretty big group run in my books,” said Lorie. “We are very proud to live in a community that is so giving, inspirational, and purpose driven,” said Lorie. Donations collected go to the BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association (BCCCPA). More The BCCCPA helps Photos families who have Online children with cancer, and are struggling financially. After the event Stomping Grounds Coffee House owner Anahi English and her mother Roxanna prepared pulled-pork sandwiches, which $1 from every sandwich sold, was donated to Athletes In Kind.

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Pitt Meadows’ Doug Plumb scored 15 points for the Simon Fraser University Thunderbirds, while teammate Malcolm Williams from Maple Ridge scored 13, in a match against Illinois at the 36th annual Tom Byron basketball classic in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Dec. 30. The Thunderbirds men’s basketball team took third place at the tournament by crushing Illinois’ Trinity International University (TIU) by a score of 97-60. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Office Personnel

MAPLE RIDGE OFFICE needs General office worker/Dispatcher. Willing to train but must be a multi-tasker and type at 50+ wpm. Must be flexible and available to work weekdays + Sat or Sun. Knowledge of lower mainland an asset. Starts at $12/hour. Send resume to attn: Chris, email:vancouverrr@gmail.com

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Sales

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Garage Sale

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN JAN 15 13 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5

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Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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LAB PUPS yellow & choc male & female, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checked $475. Ph 604-701-1587

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Financial Services

5035

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Dogs

BERNESE Mountain Dog CKC reg. Stud for hire OFFA certs. 778-241-5278

CANE- CORSO Mastiffs, Reg’d parents onsite, 3 fem, 1st shots, tails done. $1000. 604-319-3538

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Education

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Investment

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6008-32

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-26

For Sale by Owner

6015

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Houses - Sale

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Abbotsford

Port Moody

PRICE REDUCED! NOW 309,000 $

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6035

College Park, Port Moody

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6020

Houses - Sale

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6020

Lots & Acreage

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Condos/ Townhouses

Burnaby

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6008

Houses - Sale

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3508

Cats

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A21

Houses - Sale

Maple Ridge/Pitt Mead.

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599,900

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Sigrid Erlends 604-833-4199

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

6508

Apt/Condos

COQ, Dayanee Springs. Newer 1 BR & Den, huge fam rm, f/p, w/i closet, 10’ ceilings, granite kit, pool, gym, luxury clubhouse. 800 sf. N/s, n/p. $1180. 778-883-7333 MRIDGE 2 BR+DEN, 1 ug prkg, ss appl, 2 bath, nr all ammens, np, ns, Feb 1. $1150. 1.780.381-5851 POCO 2 BR apt $765 & $785/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

6515

Duplexes - Rent

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178

BBY, NORTH. Clean 2 BR, g/lvl. Nr SFU. Big back yard. Nice area. N/s, N/p, Immed. 604-253-0168

ARBOUR GREENE

POCO, Prairie Ave. 3 BR, SXS duplex. D/w, priv w/d. $1250/mo + util. Ns/np. Feb 1. 604-469-0876

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

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Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

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JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

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6602

6525

Garages

NEW WEST AUTO SHOP, 530 Victoria, very clean, new furnace, $1600/mo. Call (604) 922-4390

6540

Houses - Rent

HAMMOND PARK Clean 2 bdrm Rancher, fenced yard, h/w flrs, 4 appl., garage. Refs, pets ok, Feb 1, $1200/mo + util. 604-430-1830 POCO 2 BR, modern duplex, full bath, all appls, lrg yard. Pet ok. Avail immed. $975. 604-807-3899 POCO 3 BR, modern duplex, 2 baths, all appls, lrg yard, Feb1. Pets ok. $1400. 604-807-3899

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Shared Accommodation

6595-35

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

CABIN FOR 1, shared bathhouse, RV sites, full hookups, Hide-Away resort 604-463-4006

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, S. Bright, very clean 2 BR, grd/lvl. Big yard. Ns/np. $850 incl rad. heat + cable. 604-307-4075 BELCARA, Quiet clean 1 BR, f/bath, F/P, sh’d W/D. Nr Ocean, beach & trails. Cat OK. N/S. $800 incls utls. Feb 1. 604-512-8990 COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Very spacious, 1 BR / 1 BATH Bsmt suite of three level executive home centrally located near transit, schools and Coquitlam Centre. New floors, washer dryer and gas fireplace. Lots of storage, bright, quiet, clean. Private entry and backyard. Available immediately. $825 incl utils and cable. No pets, N/S. 604-722-2294

Suites/Partial Houses

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

8130

Handyperson

8200

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

SFU Surrey New 2 bedroom Now Modern suite $780/mo incls Internet, cable, utilities, sh'd laundry. NoSmok Near SkyTrain & mall. 778 227 6028 2BDRM/1BTH Nice & clean. Own entry,balcony & laundry.Utility incl. N/P,N/S.$850/Mo.(604)721-9488

MISSION 1 BR Coachhouse, with loft, cov’d deck, w/d, n/s, avail Feb 1st, $1000 incl util, 604-462-8925

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

POP UP STORE available fully serviced for $50 a day, no lease, easily fulfilled contract. Open to show 2-4pm, Christmas week. 778-848-9808

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

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Gutters

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8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842

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AFFORDABLE MOVING Artistry of Hardwood Floors

8125 POCO. Big 1 BR, 1,000 sf. Patio. Absolutely ns/np. $745/mo incl hydro. Avail now. 604-942-0436

Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

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$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com L & D Movers Small Deliveries, Vehicle, RV, Boat Hauling, Pod Packing, Bsmt Blockers, Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

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8220

Collectibles & Classics

1928 FORD Coupe Hot Rod. Steel, chrome & polished alum. Quality parts & workmanship. High performance, built for show & racing asking $60k. 604-588-2415

9125

Domestic

1991 OLDS Cutlass Ciera, many new parts, selling for parts only $1500. in N. Van 819-471-6666 2001 FORD Taurus SE, 105k kms, new tran, AC, aircared, 1 owner, $2800 obo. 604-522-5596

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Plumbing

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

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Renovations & Home Improvement

Small Jobs Welcome! Crown, finishing, trim. Call 604-341-2512 lauriescustomfinishing@gmail.com

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Rubbish Removal

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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Scrap Car Removal

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

604-761-7175

8240

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Ambition still rules. Impress your boss, start important career or business projects, work hard, seek promotion – or, in the other sense, promote yourself in the community, advertise, raise your profile, attend prestigious events. Some surprises await you Sunday/Monday, especially in home, real estate and other foundational, security zones. (But in crisis there is always opportunity – ditto here.) Romance, affection and beauty face you Monday night to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are packed with luck in work (and indirectly, career) – accept, perform, seek employment. Taurus April 20-May 20: Casual relationships (including siblings) are unpredictable Sunday/Monday. Take care with speech and driving. Family, property, security and retirement concerns flow in a steady, mildly productive current Monday night through Wednesday – a good time to iron out rough edges or settle prior uncertainties. This entire week brings mellow feelings toward others – a perfect background for the strong and lucky romantic vibes that fill Thursday/ Friday. If single, you could meet the one you’ll love. If you’re attached, children, creative, pleasure and speculative ventures win and please! Gemini May 21-June 20: Mysteries, nuances, sexual liaisons, investments, dealings in secret, research, detective work, power plays, collusion, debt and similar depths are lucky in the short term (e.g., Thursday/Friday) but face an ultimate barrier if you dive into them before Jan. 20. If you make a commitment or a lifestyle change now, it will succeed splendidly for awhile, but ultimately wrestle you into disappointment. So take care, be “light” – protect rather than expand. Romantic feelings are safe, sex not. Protect your health. Money’s unruly early week. Property, home, gardening reward late week.

HOME SERVICES

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

8295

Snow Removal

SNOW CLEARING & DE-ICING, driveways, sidewalks, small lots. From $20. 604-466-1891, 910-0502

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

9173

Vans

2002 CHEV Venture Mini Van 3.4L V6, Local, , 7 pass, $2100. AirCared, Automatic, 206k. Call/ text Gary 604-837-3489.

1995 GMC Sonoma 4 WD in excellent running order $2750. 604-771-7152

9160

Sports & Imports

2006 Toyota Yaris In immaculate condition. CD Player, Air Conditioning. $7,000 Call: (604) 3287479 email: terfloth@unbc.ca

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy and charisma Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Some relationships or projects fly high Sunday/Monday, so impress people, and enjoy end now, some begin. Concentrate on your security, family, yourself! But be prepared for some surprises, even irksome real estate, soul, stomach, nutrition. Unhappy Librans often people. Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday – all’s smooth, have digestive problems. Not that you’re unhappy – but productive, though you’ll need long-range vision/wisdom present times do push you to make significant alterations Wednesday night. Communications and travel succeed in these same areas: security, home, diet, etc. A tug-oThursday/Friday – either can lead to love, affection, war might arise between outside ambitions and home understanding with others, resolution of conflicts – even circumstances Sunday/Monday: tread cautiously. Your financial and career success (Thursday). You will begin a hopes, popularity and general joy rise midweek. Retreat love, domestic, property, or social project. A new friend will to rest, contemplate and plan Thursday/Friday – contact arrive. These might not be immediately apparent. government or institutions for lucky results. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Lie low, rest and contemplate Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: This week brings Sunday/Monday. As this is a work month, you’ll probably communications, travel, paperwork and the details of daily face some overdue chores. Well, tackle them. Your energy, life. You might run into legal, moral or travel dilemmas mood and effectiveness improve strongly Monday night Sunday/Monday. You’ll be able to convince a mate (about through Wednesday, and you accomplish easily. Chase money, future plans, socializing, even love) but not a comoney during a very lucky Thursday/Friday. You might begin worker, Sunday. Be careful with machinery. Follow your a new employment or job project. You’re also enamoured of ambitions Monday night through Wednesday – quiet, someone, but your fascination might only last a month. Be productive days. Your optimism soars Thursday/Friday, as cautious in driving and speaking Saturday night. All week, friends call, strangers smile, and a wish could come true. focus on work efforts, health, nutrition, diet. Be helpful. Your Almost everything’s favoured: love, friendships, even work. career and status are headed upward! Don’t start a realty or reno project. Retreat Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Love, romance, creative and Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Keep your focus on earnings, speculative urges, talents, teaching children, pleasure and buying/selling, possessions, and rote learning. This is a good beauty fill this week and the next. February will begin one of time to memorize anything, such as a foreign language the major relationship phases of your life (lasting to 2025). or school facts. Avoid big finances, debt, investments If you’re single, this would be a good time to contemplate – and sexual forays – Sunday/Monday. A lot of potential who, what type of person, you want for the decades ahead. disappointment lurks. (One good thing, Sunday morning: Sunday/Monday accent your wishes, optimism, buoyant work and pay.) Your outlook brightens Monday night through friendships and popularity. Love could reach mushy Wednesday as intellectually compatible friends/lovers – and heights – or one splits, one forms. Retreat midweek. Rest, understanding – waft your way. Far travel, education are contemplate. All’s well. Your energy and charisma soar favoured. Your career and worldly status are splendidly lucky Ads continued upward Thursday/Friday – take a chance! charge ahead! on next Thursday/Friday: page

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2004 DODGE Caravan, V6, auto, 7 pass, dual sliding drs, loaded, drk blue, 1 owner, lady driven, N/S, no accidents, clean, 139K, a/cared to 2013, $3750, 604-563-4352

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2004 STARLITE CAR hauler. Enclosed 20’ trailer with mandoor and sun roof gd cond, no leaks. asking $4,750 call Kelly 604-588-2415

January 8 - 14, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, effectiveness, timing and luck fly high, so start important projects, seek attention of important people, ask favours, and charge forth generally. However, be cautious Sunday/Monday, when others oppose your desires and intentions. You’d win any struggles, probably, but why make enemies? Life’s mysteries and depths rise to the surface midweek. You can make progress with finances, research and, personally, by being intimate. Legal, intellectual, learning, far travel, cultural, love and similarly “elevated” zones hit a streak of super luck Thursday/Friday – go! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Continue to lie low, rest, contemplate and plan. Be charitable. Your energy and magnetism are at a yearly low, but they’ll bounce back in two weeks. Meanwhile, this is a great time to shore up your foundations, especially Thursday/Friday. Those two splendid days urge you to chase any/all foundational things: buy a home, invest, improve your health or seek a diagnosis, undergo therapy, change your lifestyle, or share intimacy. Earlier, machines, chores and health need caution Sunday/ Monday. Monday night through Wednesday brings calm relationships, quiet opportunities. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A wish, particularly about a relationship, love, an opportunity, relocation, litigation, negotiation, or dealing with the public is very likely to come true this week, particularly Thursday/Friday. Two qualifications: 1) it might not be the same wish you anticipate; and 2) these two days could also lead to a fight instead of joy, if you act too independently or competitively. Then again, a fight could dissolve into respect, laughter, even love! The remaining week is nothing great. Be cautious in romance and pleasure Sunday/ Monday. Tackle chores midweek. DON’T invest Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


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