Page 1

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Pitt Meadows council is looking at allowing more bees in the City, starting with a public meeting Monday.

Page A3 • LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT • mrtimes.com • 604-463-2281 • 32 PAGES Albion

Exclusion eyed for year’s end Council will wait for private landowners to make a move before applying to pull land out of the ALR.

Maria Rantanen/TIMES

Dream vacation

Julia Coustol and her daughter Madison Gueho were at Maple Ridge Chrysler to claim a $12,500 travel prize. See story page A5.

land that’s on the northwest side of 105th Avenue out of the land reserve. However, the landowners, which include local residents and SmartCentres, a mall developer, have indicated to District staff they would still move forward with an application for land exclusion. by Maria Rantanen If the landowners put in an mrantanen@mrtimes.com application, District staff hope Maple Ridge council is pushing a decision from the commission to have some resolution on the will come back in the summer. Albion Flats issue by the end of If an exclusion application is 2012. approved, the District would not Council unanimously voted need to do agricultural, drainon Tuesday age, and trafevening to fic studies, follow a staff saving about recommen$185,000, and dation to let an application private landcould be put owners try forward in to pull land October with out of the a decision by Agricultural the end of the Land year. Reserve, If however, before putthe land Maria Rantanen/TIMES ting in their commission SmartCentres owns property northwest of own applicadenied the 105th Avenue. tion for lands private landsoutheast of 105th Avenue. owners application, the District “I think we’re definitely definwould have to do the three studing something the community ies, and the exclusion applicahas been waiting for a long tion would be delayed for a few time,” said Councillor Cheryl months with a decision expected Ashlie. back in early 2013. Coun. Judy Dueck said the Coun. Al Hogarth said that landowners on the northwest council needs to move forward, side of 105th Avenue were because “that’s what the public not really part of the consultaexpects of us,” adding he didn’t tion process, rather they were want the process to “drag on.” “observers,” and now they can Coun. Michael Morden said make their case to the land com- he’d like to have the issue mission. resolved by the end of the year That way, council will know because of the provincial eleconce and for all what will haption scheduled for May 2013 pen on the northwest side of when there might be a “chan105th Avenue. ging of the guard.” If there were “I also believe at the end of a change of government, policies the day we need to do what’s might change on issues like the best for the community,” Dueck Albion Flats. said. Morden said he’d like to “err The land commission sent on the side of caution” and not comments in December to Maple have any outside factors jeopardRidge council that indicated ize it. they wouldn’t consider taking • More online at www.mrtimes.com

Don’t miss important information from the City of Pitt Meadows on pages A5, A13, A18

NO INTEREST Ø INTEREST ZIP INTEREST

HURRY IN!

Online, all the time...

POWER PAY PLAN WE PAY 1/2 your payment

www.mrtimes.com

Ask How!!


FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS

0

0

156

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT

AWARDED THE HIGHEST GOVERNMENT CRASH SAFETY RATING" U.S. NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

Limited model shown "

SONATA 5-Star safety rating 2012

HIGHWAY 5.7L/100 KM 50 MPG!

DOWN PAYMENT

SONATA GL 6-SPEED. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED.

AND

%

$ WITH

OWN IT

$

PAYMENTS

event

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT

Limited model shown

TUCSON Stylish cross‐over utility vehicle

2012

FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS

PAPERTO INSERT DEALERTAG HERE

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT

mapleridgehyundai.com

23213 Lougheed Highway 604 467 3401

0

0

140

HyundaiCanada.com

5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty

HIGHWAY 7.4L/100 KM 38 MPG!

DOWN PAYMENT

TUCSON L 5-SPEED. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED.

AND

%

$ WITH

OWN IT

$

AJAC’s Best new small car over $21K

HIGHWAY 4.9L/100 KM 58 MPG!

121 2.65

DOWN PAYMENT FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS

0

ELANTRA L 6-SPEED. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED.

AND

$

%

WITH

OWN IT

$

DAYS

Ω

Limited model shown

THE BEST-SELLING PASSENGER CAR BRAND IN CANADA.

2012

DL#7356

TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2012 Santa Fe GL 2.4 6-Speed/2012 Elantra L 6-Speed/2012 Sonata GL 6-Speed/2012 Tucson L 5-speed with an annual finance rate of 0%/2.65%/0%/0% for 84/72/72/72 months. Bi-weekly payment is $142/$121/$156/$140. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$1,424/$0/$0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,760/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2012 Elantra L 6-speed for $17,344 at 2.65% per annum equals $121 bi-weekly for 72 months for a total obligation of $18,768. Cash price is $17,344. Cost of Borrowing is $1,424. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Ω0 payments for up to 90 days (payment deferral) is available on all new in-stock 2011 or 2012 Hyundai models except Equus and Veloster and only applies to purchase finance offers on approved credit. If payment deferral is selected the original term of the contract will be extended by 2-months/56-days for monthly/bi-weekly finance contracts. Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. will pay the interest of the deferral for the first 2-months/56-days of the monthly/bi-weekly finance contract. After this period interest will start to accrue and the purchaser will pay the principal and interest monthly/bi-weekly over the remaining term of the contract. ‡AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Best Compact Car awarded to the 2011 Elantra Sedan. !Fuel consumption for 2012 Santa Fe GL 2.4L 6-Speed Manual FWD (City 11.0L/100KM, HWY 7.7L/100KM) /2012 Elantra L 6-Speed (HWY 4.9L/100KM; City 6.8L/100KM)/2012 Sonata GL 6-Speed (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/ 2012 Tucson L (HWY 7.4L/100KM; City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer’s testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. †ΩOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. πBased on the November 2011 AIAMC report. "Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

the true definition of a cross-over

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT

Powerful & efficient –

ELANTRA SEDAN 2011 AutoPacific best compact car Limited model shown

0

142

SANTA FE

90 AND

0

HIGHWAY 7.7L/100 KM 37 MPG!

%

DOWN PAYMENT

FINANCING FOR 84 MONTHS

0

SANTA FE GL 2.4 6-SPEED. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED.

AND

$

WITH

OWN IT

$

2012

0

FOR UP TO

PAY LATER

MONTHS

FINANCING

84 FOR UP TO

%

DRIVE THE

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times Thursday, January 26, 2012 A2


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

UpFront

NO INTEREST Ø INTEREST ZIP INTEREST

Click

A3

HURRY IN!

Courts

Trial hears from aunt

for community

by Jennifer Saltman

The Province

mrtimes.com

Treasures assessed Experts are on hand in Pitt Meadows until Saturday for the Great Canadian Roadshow assessing and buying antiques, collectibles, gold, and silver. They’re also interested in old coins, toys, even an old Barbie doll. The road show is at the Ramada Inn, 19267 Lougheed Hwy. and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Scott Kyle and his eight-yearold son Jared tend bees.

Submitted

Safety

Council abuzz over bylaw

Alexandria Maillot is a Got Talent finalist.

Maillot makes finals Maple Ridge’s Alexandria Maillot is one of 11 finalists selected to perform at the Variety’s Got Talent finals, Feb. 3 at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond. On Tuesday, Variety Club announced top contenders in its province-wide contest for teenage performers. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges, including music manager Bruce Allen and Vince Ditrich from Spirit of the West. Now 19, Maillot was 13 when she won the inaugural Victoria Idol contest. She is also a past winner of the PNE Shaw Star Discovery Talent Search and has performed at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival. • More at www.mrtimes.com

For the record

BC Hydro’s Fiona Taylor, incorrectly identified [Smart Meters coming, Jan. 24, TIMES], made a presentation to Maple Ridge council on Monday morning about Smart Meters. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Flyers • The Bay • JYSK • Canada Safeway • SmartSource • Canadian Tire • The Source • D&A’s Pet Food • Zellers • Jim’s Pizza • La Trattoria Restaurant * All homes may not receive every flyer, as flyer delivery is limited by the quantity provided by the business

BG0 +;;3 AE-0 E5>F2

96;/2 528EIE>+ -;8 :' 6;3H -92

12F5 96;/2 0>C;HE>+ AE-0 "##'$

Experts will take part in an information meeting about urban beekeeping in Pitt Meadows on Monday night. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

The City of Pitt Meadows is considering a bylaw to allow beekeeping within its urban areas, and will hear the pros and cons at a public information meeting on Monday, Jan. 30. Scott Kyle, a hobby beekeeper in Pitt Meadows, has about 75,000 bees, which he keeps “in a couple of hives.” Currently, Kyle keeps his bees at a local blueberry farm but he would like to see a change to the bylaw that restricts him from keeping bees at his family’s urban-area home. His son Jared, eight, and daughter Mackenzie, 11, take part in the hobby. “My kids work the hives with me. They have little beekeeper suits,” said Kyle. “They love it. My daughter helps me look for the queen bee.” Kyle said that in all the years he has kept bees he has never been stung, but Jared has been stung. “Pollinating honey bees are not aggressive, unless of course you disturb them,” noted Kyle.

TIMES files

Richard Lin, son of Dr. Bee (as well as a fellow beekeeper), performed his very first bee beard at the blueberry & honey festival at Honeyland. “My son got stung once when we were working with hives. He did the wrong thing and was trying to play with it,” explained Kyle. On Monday night Kyle and his daughter will set up a display at the information meeting at City Hall. “Some people don’t realize how much bees do for our planet. They are good for the environment, and the honey is amazing,” Kyle said.

Councillor Gwen O’Connell does not plan to support allowing beekeeping in urban areas. She is allergic, as are many others, and has concerns about anaphylactic responses. “My concern about this is that bees sting. Eighty-five per cent of Pitt Meadows is agriculture and we should encourage bees to be there,” said O’Connell. “Dogs, cats, people can be allergic to bees. A parent wouldn’t send their kids outside to play near a beekeeper. Some people don’t even know if they are allergic.” The impact on the residents who live near Dr. Bee, has been negative, she said. Honeyland’s owner Ron Lin, a.k.a. Dr. Bee, founded the beekeeping company in Pitt Meadows in 1994. Currently, Honeyland breeds more than 1,000 colonies of bees who pollinate their organic blueberry farm and non-spray fruit orchards. They also supply bees to dozens of fruit growers all over the Lower Mainland. Jaquie Bunse, the apiary inspector with Ministry of Agriculture, will be on hand at the public information meeting on Monday night to make a presentation and to answer any questions, as will Kyle’s beekeeping mentor Axel Kruse. Bees in the City takes place at Pitt Meadows City Hall, 12007 Harris Road from 6 to 8 p.m. For more on the meeting, people can call Dana Parr at 604-465-2497.

Patricia Burt was watching TV when she heard her niece call out for her. “Auntie Pat! Auntie Pat!” The tone of Leah Florence’s voice brought Burt running to the basement suite of her Maple Ridge home. “She sounded very upset,” Burt testified Monday at Florence’s second-degree murder trial in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. Florence is accused of killing her husband, 50-year-old Andrew Lynn Milne. The first thing Burt noticed when she arrived downstairs was a gash on Florence’s arm. “She said, ‘Andy cut me’,” Burt testified. She described Florence as “scared, hysterical, crying.” Burt used a towel to bandage the injury and then went to call 911. That’s when, out of the corner of her eye, she saw Milne on the floor in the bedroom. He was lying in a pool of blood and when Burt called his name, she said, he responded with his eyes, but didn’t move or speak. As they waited for the ambulance, Burt said Florence ran to Milne and said, “Andy my love, don’t leave me!” Burt got Florence away from Milne so things wouldn’t get “messed up” then sat with her until police and paramedics arrived. Florence was treated for her injury and arrested. Milne was pronounced dead at the hospital. As Burt recounted the events of Nov. 3, 2009, Florence, seated in the courtroom prisoner’s dock, wiped away tears. She has been in custody since her arrest. Earlier that evening, Burt heard Milne say loudly, “Stop it, Leah,” but she thought the couple was horsing around and it was quiet after that. She didn’t hear the couple arguing. According to the Crown’s opening statement, there is no dispute that Florence killed Milne.

Lose Weight, FEEL GREAT in 2012 "264648 9);: #)0.(

*) ,)*4< 7)?*( *) 4*D).,4*B(& (on a 2 year membership) Expires January 31, 2012

9#'$5*-5*7 %#7-1# /+3#1/-51# *59#7,/ %!+&

=#@%@=#%#!@:

goodlifefitness.com

*Based on the purchase of a 2 year membership. Bi-weekly payments will commence based on your start date. Applicable provincial tax applies. No additional fees are required above the regular membership fee. Membership fees vary based on club and the selected membership option chosen. Offer valid at participating locations only. Offer ends January 31, 2012. Other conditions apply, see club for details.


A4

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

• LG • PANASONIC • SAMSUNG • SHARP • SONY • TOSHIBA • EPSON • JVC • SHAW CABLE • SHAW DIRECT • ANTHEM • DENON • YAMAHA • MONITOR AUDIO

CLEARANCE SALE HELD OVER 32” 720P LED HDTV

WITH AIR KIT

Sleek and elegant, the SL410’s LED backlight features energy savings and a slim design - bringing entertainment into any living space with style.

$399

SAVE $120

348

$

32SL410

S30 SERIES PLASMA HDTV

649 $699 $749

$

42" SCREEN

46" SCREEN

TCP42S30

TCP50S30

FULL HD 1080P

NEO PLASMA

For high level of contrast and superb black reproduction.

LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE

50" SCREEN

TCP46S30

Highest high definition picture available

EASY IPTV

Directly access a variety of internet services

600HZ SUB-FIELD DRIVE

Improves motion blur for sports and video games, etc.

ENERGY STAR

5.1 qualified. Save money. Save the planet.

DISPLAY MODEL CLEARANCE ITEMS

• Maytag Scratch & Dent Front Load Laundry Pair with Steam Dryer

MHWE450WW/YM EDE500VW . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $300 . . . . . . . . . . . $1499 /Pr

• Sharp 52” LED, 240Hz Television

52LE925 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $1500 . . . . . . . . . . . .$1499

• Bosch Built-in Stainless Dishwasher

•Yamaha DSP Soundbar

• Kitchen –Aid 30” Induction Cooktop

• Elite 7.1 Surround Receiver

• Frigidaire Self- Clean Range (Black)

• Denon 5.1 Receiver / BLU Ray Combo

• Electrolux Self Clean Convection Gas Range

• Denon 7.1 Surround Receiver

• Samsung 18cf Stainless Steele Fridge|

• Panasonic Full HD 1080P Projector

• Blomberg White Built-in Dishwasher

• Toshiba 55” LCD, 120Hz Television

• Bosch 26 CF French Door Fridge

• Yamaha 7.1 Surround Receiver

• Maytag Bravo Laundry Pair

• Velodyne 10” Powered Subwoofer

• Broan Elite 30” Pro Hood with 900 CFM Blower

• Monitor Audio Tower Speaker

• PFAFF Quilt Expression

• Paradigm Special Edition Tower Speakers

• Beam Built – In Vacuum with Power Head Kit

• Sony 3D BluRay Player

SHX45L15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $799 K1C4508BL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $600 . . . . . . . . . . . $1799

CFEF3016LB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $429

CEW30GF6GS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $300 . . . . . . . . . . . $2299

RB196ACRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $999

DW14110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $549

B26FT70SNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $600 . . . . . . . . . . . $1899

MVWX500XW/YMEDX500XW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAVE . . . . . . . .$200 . . . . . . . . . $1099

E6000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $400 . . . . . . . . . . . $1099

2048 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750

SC 200. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $399

YSP3000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $400 .............

$699

VSX-30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499

S-5BD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $1400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $599 AVR1611 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $299

PTAE 4000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . .$600 .......

$1899

55G310 • With 50 Month Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $999

RX-A1000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $699

Impact 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $299 BX-6 Walnut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $899 /Pr

SE-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SAVE . . . . . . . . $560 . . . . . . . . . . . $1199 /Pr

SAVE $100

BDS-470 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99

FRIDGIDAIRE • INGLIS • JENN AIR • KITCHEN AID • MAYTAG • SUBZERO • VENMAR • VIKING • WHIRLPOOL • BEAM • JANOME • PFAFF •

PARADIGM • VELODYNE • CONTROL 4 • HARMONY REMOTES • BOSH • DANBY • ELECTROLUX • FABER • FISHER PAYKEL

• AUDIO • VIDEO • APPLIANCES • SEWING MACHINES • VACUUMS

Readers Choice

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Dewdney Trunk Road & 224 St., Maple Ridge

604-467-3884

HOURS: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 9:00AM-5:30PM SUNDAY 11:00AM-5:00PM www.haneyavu.ca

604-467-3897


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A5

Development

Plan sought for Hammond by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

Maria Rantanen/TIMES

Julia Coustol and her daughter Madison Gueho picked up a giant cheque from Maple Ridge Chrysler service manager Chris Thimer. Coustol won a $12,500 travel voucher.

Contest

Dream vacation in sight An oil change and tire, brake, and battery maintenance translated into a $12,500 travel voucher for a Maple Ridge woman. by Maria Rantanen

mrantanen@mrtimes.com

A Maple Ridge teacher is going to treat her family to a dream vacation after winning a travel voucher from Maple Ridge Chrysler. When Maple Ridge Chrysler owner Ian Speckman called Julia Coustol in mid January to tell her she’d won a $12,500 travel voucher, she was a little skeptical given the scams out there. But after googling Speckman’s name, she realized the call was legitimate and phoned him back. Coustol, a support teacher at Kanaka Creek Elementary, came to the Chrysler dealership by the Golden Ears Bridge on Tuesday afternoon to collect the large cheque worth $12,500 along with her daughter Madison Gueho.

Anyone who got their car serviced across Canada between Jan. 1 and Dec. 25 at any Auto Canada dealerships, of which there are 26 across the country, was able to enter the draw to win a $12,500 travel voucher. Coustol came into the Auto Canada service centre located at Maple Ridge Chrysler to get an oil change and a tire, brake, and battery maintenance in April for her Dodge Caravan, and then entered the “$25,000 Dream Vacation Giveaway” contest online. Coustol said she likes to travel and 10 years ago she took her children to Mexico, but vacations for her family are usually low key. “We usually do road trips – that’s more in our budget,” Coustol said. Coustol plans to take her whole family, including her partner George and their children Madison, Ace, Liz and grandchild Keoki to Hawaii with the travel voucher. Then she and her partner plan to travel to Bali, which is their dream vacation. Coustol was one of two winners in the Auto Canada competition – the other winner lives in Edmonton.

C y

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FARMING COMMUNITY MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Applications are invited from members of the farming community of Pitt Meadows to serve as a volunteer member of the Pitt Meadows Agricultural Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Agricultural Advisory Committee is to advise the municipality on agricultural issues within the community including the review of applications initiated under the Agricultural Land Commission Act (ALCA); the comprehensive review of agricultural related policies and plans, as required; and irrigation, drainage and other water management issues; and other matters as referred by Council. The Agricultural Advisory Committee has one two-year term Farming Community Member-at-Large vacancy. To indicate an interest in being considered for the Committee, applicants should forward a letter to the undersigned by February 13th, 2012. Letters should include an indication of why the candidate wishes to serve along with their farming background. Preference will be given to candidates with livestock, nursery, and or berry farming experience. For further information, please contact Kim Grout, Director of Operations and Development Services c/o Pitt Meadows City Hall at: 12007 Harris Road Pitt Meadows BC T: 604-465-2420 F: 604-465-2404 Email: kgrout@pittmeadows.bc.ca

An apartment building in Hammond is a step closer to being built. A majority of council voted to pass third reading of an application to build a fourstorey building at 206th Street and 113rd Avenue, despite some reservations it would set a precedent in the area that lacks a neighbourhood plan. Councillors Bob Masse and Corisa Bell both voted against the application. Masse also asked council to defer third reading but that was defeated. Coun. Al Hogarth said he wanted a Hammond neighbourhood plan to be part of this year’s work plan. “I heard... just about everybody saying, respect us, let us have a neighbourhood planning process, let us decide some of those things in our neighbourhood,” he said of a public hearing held last week. Planning director Christine Carter said she’d bring the policy on neighbourhood plans to the next council workshop.

GET SOME DIRECTION • Family Law • Real Estate • Wills & Estates • Business Law • COQUITLAM SQUARE • 206-2922 Glen Drive Coquitlam • Mediation

604-942-8880

Next to Coquitlam Centre Mall

Schwarz & Co. L AW

C O R P O R AT I O N

www.schwarzlegal.ca

GOLD & SILVER

WE REWARD ON THE SPOT • Coins • Bars • All Jewellery • Sterling Silver (must say Sterling or .925) • Dominion of Canada Notes • Bank of Canada Notes • Chartered Bank Notes • Coin Collections & Estates

Check Out Phil’s Bills Coins & Jewellery eBay Store WE WILL CONSIDER ANY GENUINE ANTIQUES OR COLLECTIBLES Store Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

COINS & JEWELLERY 20439 Douglas Crescent, Langley, B.C.

604.530.2144 or 778.808.1766 philsbills1@hotmail.com

01035672

Council moves an apartment proposal forward.

about your next move?


A6

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

“Cleaning Specials”

IS YOUR HAIR READY FOR A

Makeover?

Bring in this ad to receive specials

Trousers

7

$

Reg. $8.50

2 PC Suit

Sport Jackets

Rain & Winter Coats

Blouses

8

$

$

$

$

Reg. $20

Reg. $12

Reg. $25

Reg. $9

10

17

20

Book NOW for a NEW YEAR CHANGE Skirts

8

$

Wedding Gowns

Drapes

% 20 20 OFF

$ Reg. $9.50 OFF

Colour, 10 Foils, Cut, Styling ... $12995 (Long Hair Extra)

WE USE ECO-SOLV DRY CLEANING FLUID WHICH IS 100% BIODEGRADABLE

Meadows CLEANERS 2 convenient locations

Meadow Cleaners @ Meadow Cleaners

VALLEY FAIR MALL #470 - 22709 LOUGHEED HWY. 604.463.6958 PITT MEADOWS 12157 HARRIS RD. 604.465.6933

BEST DRYCLEANERS

SPECIAL OFFER

UNISEX FULL SERVICE SALON

VALLEY FAIR MALL

604.463.3443

ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR YOUR CRUISE WEAR

PICK ME UP & I GO APE!

1495

$

WITH EACH PURCHASE OF THREE HALLMARK CARDS (regularly $29.95) Lift him by the arms and he goes wild. Put him down and he sings a playful version of the song “Shout.”

$

70% off

7 95

SPECIAL OFFER

up to

I RUV YOU DOG

14

$

Book your appointment today

95

WITH EACH PURCHASE OF THREE HALLMARK CARDS (regularly $29.95) Press the button to see his ears flap and hear one of several sweet phrases.

4

$ 95

604.463.7447 www.hallmark.ca

70

2011 SEPARATES & COVER-UPS

%

PLUS MANY MORE IN STORE SPECIALS. CHECK OUT OUR 2012 ARRIVALS

OFF

Knitted Dresses & Coats

L3Fashion

330-22709 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY Valley Fair Mall 604.477.1099

Get Started on Your Bikini Today and be Ready for the Beach!

Exclusive Dealer for Swiss Army, Guess and ToyWatch Watches in Maple Ridge

Casual Clothing made in Canada

Back by Popular Demand..! Got a Question? Only

$

25

Ask a Psychic Friday’s 3-7

Starting February 3, 20 12 By Appointment Only

6 0 4.46 6.449 8

20% OFF * not to be combined with any other offer. Excluding Food Items & Mikei Mushrooms

Watch & Clock Repairs Battery Replacement

(Next to London Drugs)

Now in Valley Fair Mall 604 466 5220

Selected Items Until February 15, 2012

Huge Watch Selection Charm Bracelets & Beads Silver Jewellery from Italy

604-463-7397

MICO’S SWIMWEAR

Valley Fair Mall

Now Offering Botox and Fillers! Hello Botox and Goodbye Wrinkles! Permanent Makeup Wake up looking your best! Brows, lips, and eyeliner - ask for Natasha

604.463.4018 Your Family Hair Headquarters

❀ Laser Hair Removal ❀ Laser Skin Tightening ❀ Laser Photo Facial See spa for details on specials

LivingWell Laser

And Skin Care Clinic 604.467.9970 www.livingwelllaser.com

Our Full Service Haircare Salon Offers • Perms • Colours • Updo’s • Streaking • Scissor & Razor Cuts • Retail Hair Care Products

Sidewalk Sale

Extended Until Jan 28, 2012 Come in and check out our Specially Priced Retail Hair Products

Valley Fair Mall (north entrance • across from the Loonie Plus)

604.463.3403


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A7

Hot Weekly Specials Locally Owned. Locally Operated.

Chicken Breast Whole, Back Removed 4 to a bag

1

$ .98 lb

Meadowridge School students had a lesson in Chinese culture. Meadowridge School headmaster Hugh Burke awakened dragons and lions on Monday in a celebration of the Chinese New Year. The independent school in east Maple Ridge celebrated the beginning of the year of the dragon with a lion dance and dragon parade. In Chinese culture, the lion wards off evil spirits while the dragon is the deity of water, ensuring that no drought will come.

The lions and dragons then visited classrooms and “ate” Hongbao, or red envelopes, that were hanging from the door with lettuce as a symbol of luck and wealth. The festival included demonstrations about the art of tea, calligraphy, lottery poetry, and the symbolism in food such as sticky dumplings and rice balls. Students were also amazed by a performance by Rosa Chen of the Vancouver Cantonese Opera. Meadowridge students Anita Gong and Phoebe Yue played traditional instruments pipa: the Chinese lute, and the gu zheng, a zither.

14.29/kg

Tropicana

Orange Juice

2 FOR

$ .00

$ .98 ea.

California Bunch Broccoli

Large Field Tomatoes

6

3.78 L

4

HOT PRICE

.88 .78 lb

1.94kg

lb

1.72kg

Boneless Pork Baron of Beef Lamb Shoulder Chops Leg Roast Outside Round Frozen, Bone in Whole Roast

1

$ .78 lb

3.92 kg

Green Giant

Vegetables Selected Varieties 341ml - 398ml

.88

ea.

Hot House Peppers Assorted Colours

3

$ .48 2lb Bag

3

$ .98 /lb $ .98 /lb

2

6.57/kg

8.77kg

Michelina

Dempsters Stay Fresh Bread

Selected Varieties 142g - 284g

White or Whole Wheat 570g - 675g

Entrees

4 FOR

4

2

$ . 00

$ .18

Organic

Smoked Turkey Breast

Green or Red Leaf Lettuce

1

ea.

Sliced

1

$ .28 $ .68 ea.

/100g

12169 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows 8AM-9PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK

SALE PRICES EFFECTIVE FROM FRIDAY JANUARY 27 - THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2012

01263841

Dragon year ushered in

lb

Coffee

Selected Varieties 250g - 300g

Education

6

$ .48

4.37/kg

MJB

Vanessa Liu performed at Monday’s lion dance and dragon parade at Meadowridge School. While (inset) kindergarten student Holly Haywood was on stage with Rosa Chen, principal performer with the Vancouver Cantonese Opera.

Beef Striploin New York Steaks

SOME ITEMS SUBJECT TO TAXES AND PLUS DEP., RECYCLING FEE WHERE APPLICABLE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES. SOME ITEMS MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED * BUY ONE PKG AT OUR REGULAR RETAIL PRICE AND GET ONE PKG OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE FREE.

*Rainchecks not available.

SPIRULINA • Certified Organic & Fair

Trade • Instant appetite control • No fillers, binders, excipients or carriers • High B12 • Ideal for vegetarians • Increases energy • Stimulates internal cleansing • Promotes optimal immune function • NO artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, sweeteners or hidden sugars • 100% VEGAN

PGX FIBER SUPPLEMENT To lose weight, it’s important to get 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day, however, the average woman gets only about 12 grams. PGX supplements contain one of the most powerful natural fibers available to help stabilize blood sugar, reduce appetite, and curb food cravings.

AS SEEN O DOCTOR N OZ!

ESTER-C® VITAMIN C When you’re getting ready in the morning, while you’re at work, making dinner and even while you sleep, Ester-C® Vitamin C provides 24-hour advanced immune support!

240 Softgels

Ester-C® Vitamin C • 24-Hour Immune Support • Gentle on the Stomach • Quick Absorption SAT SALE • Clinically Proven in APPLIES Human Studies

Uptown Health Foods *Seniors daily discounts

#130 22529 Lougheed Hwy. Selkirk Plaza (corner of Lougheed & 225th) 604-467-5587 • www.uptownhealth.com

01264434

For Quality Service & Knowledge... We’re #1


A8

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Opinion Who we are The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows TIMES newspaper is a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership. We’re located at 22345 North Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. The TIMES has a CCAB audited circulation of 29,500.

Ryan McAdams Publisher

Bob Groeneveld

bgroeneveld@mrtimes.com Editor

Roxanne Hooper

rhooper@mrtimes.com Assistant Editor

Shannon Balla

sballa@mrtimes.com Sales Manager Editorial

Maria Rantanen Troy Landreville Sylver McLaren Advertising

Ralph De Adder Anne Gordon Sheryl Jones Tammy Kolisnyk Distribution Supervisor

Wendy Bradley Administration

Rebecca Nickerson

Contact us Visit our Website

www.mrtimes.com Email us

editorial@mrtimes.com

Write us a letter

#2 - 22345 North Avenue Maple Ridge, B.C., V2X 8T2 Switchboard Classified Delivery Fax

604-463-2281 604-463-7283 604-463-2281 604-463-9943

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows TIMES, a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership, respects your privacy. We collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Statement which is available at www.mrtimes.com or by calling 604-589-9182.

Our View

Teachers need grip on reality No surprises here. B.C. public school teachers want a raise. And while some may label their bargaining proposal a hefty one and others call it modest, it really doesn’t matter, because it’s a nonstarter. Do teachers honestly believe that the government will hand out pay increase totalling more than 15 per cent over three years? And, yes, we realize that the first numbers thrown out at a bargaining table are just to get the ball rolling, but in the arena of public opinion, this proposal will gain them few allies. This will only increase the perception that teachers are out of touch with the current financial reality most parents face. Parents are already getting impatient with the lack of report cards and stymied fundraising projects. While we believe most parents want to support teachers, hefty wage demands will further erode that support. Teachers in B.C. may not be paid as much as teachers in Ontario, but fortunately or unfortunately, supply and demand still impacts wages, and there is a glut of teachers in B.C. In addition, two-thirds of B.C. public employees, including CUPE school support staff, have signed contracts agreeing to zero wage increases. The government cannot boost teachers’ wages without triggering raises for other employees. Frankly, teachers would be better advised to turn up the heat on abandoned discussions on class size and composition. The government broke off talks on those issues at the end of November and has managed to virtually escape responsibility for its actions. Class size is an issue that impacts all students, and no matter how much you pay a teacher, one teacher cannot properly teach overflowing classes.

This Week’s Question Have you paid off your Christmas debt yet? ■ Your View Last week’s question, results… What impact did the first snowfall of the year have on you?

None. Refuse to go outside.

20.00 %

Had a gas playing in the white stuff. 28.00 % It was hell to drive on.

20.00 %

About time.

16.00 %

What happened to global warming? 16.00 %

VOTE ONLINE: www.mrtimes.com

Opinion

Further dissection of wastefulness

It occurred to me that last girl guides: they also function as week’s column on really stupid alarm clocks to awaken them durthings the government did with ing camping trips and keep them your money could have been so up-to-date on the latest developmuch more than just a recitaments in the Bieber revolution. tion from Maclean’s magazine 9. The $180,000 to bring Snoop with comments fore and aft; Dogg to Nova Scotia: part of that I could have expounded or our continuing commitment to expanded a little on each of the multiculturalism and the hope items, that I was, in fact, being a that Snoop can join our four-bylittle lazy, (probably the effects of 100 relay team in time for the by Tim Tyler SAD from all this crappy winter Olympics. weather that we have been receiv10. The $6.6 million to celet3atyler@shaw.ca ing), that you dear reader deserve brate the 75th anniversary of more. the CBC: that’s how much Peter Ergo: Mansbridge wanted to show up and blow out the 1. The $36 million we donated to China was, candles on the cake. according to my sources in the office of the 11. Then 400 million new pennies at a cost finance minister, payment for Chinese food for of $7 million dollars: we’d hate to remove such the annual Conservative convention from now phrases as “a penny saved is a penny earned” or until the year 2030, which is how long the Cons “a penny for your thoughts” from the lexicon. figure to be in office. 12. Peter MacKay’s travel budget: what do you 2. The ice shacks constructed on the Rideau expect the foreign minister to do, travel economy Canal for skaters at a cost of $750,000 each will class when all those helicopters are just sitting eventually be used to house the homeless. idle at military airbases? Or to meet foreign digni3. The $350,000 for yurts and teepees for a taries at a Tim Hortons? Quebec campground: housing for all those unlike13. Half a million to gauge the importance ly NDP winners in La Belle Province. of nature to Canadians, the fifth in a series: 4. The $133,000 to create a job for a defeated we know it’s there and we want to know how Tory candidate in the last election is considerably important it is, otherwise we will replace it with less than it would cost to train and pay him as a shopping malls, subdivisions, and highways. letter carrier until the next election. 14. Study on how to use a bike lane: first 5. The study to determine the value of a polar you will need a bicycle and preferably a helmet bear ($400,000) will be paid back by sales of the because the cars don’t take kindly to sharing the iconic bruins to countries whose climates preroad with bicycles; nor do the retailers whose clude the existence of polar bears, but who have parking spots you have removed for the bike promised to provide the animals with an air-conlanes. ditioned habitat and three square seals a day. 15. Train whistle cessation study: this sound 6. The $350,000 to mail out blank report cards that is associated with the growth of this country, during teachers’ job action intended to provide the movement of goods, and the prevention of a parents an opportunity to offer opinions and letter nasty collision with several tons of steel, ruins my grades on the job action: D for delinquent. afternoon nap. 7. The $2 million for the Canucks’ cup run and 16. The $2 million for snowmobile clubs in riot will go toward compensation for store owners Ontario and Quebec intended as an exercise in and a new book of cliches for Luongo et al. to bonding (bribing?) among male voters in the help explain their implosion. country’s two most populous provinces. 8. One million dollars for weather radios for There, I feel better.

Yours Truly


Mailbag

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A9

Waste management

Garbage system broken down Dear Editor,

The garbage system is broken. We have garbage dumped in ditches and forests, or we have it falling off vehicles as folks save money by making one trip, and leave a bag or two along the Lougheed Highway or the [Haney] Bypass. Check it out most any Saturday! With the current system, I have at least three different trucks going down my street each week, adding to the carbon footprint. The primary issue for me is those people who do not have vehicles and/or cannot afford to contract with a private company. Garbage ends up stored in garages or sheds or dumped somewhere, rather than being collected and disposed of in a sanitary fashion. This is a serious health issue. For me, recycling is a decision one

makes, and one will recycle or not for reasons other than saving a few bucks. Communities work to provide services to all residents. An example is water – my household does not use as much water as a household with six or eight people, but we all pay a flat rate for water. That’s what it means to live in a community. There are many creative ways to integrate recycling and garbage pickup so that those who produce more garbage pay more. I think it’s time we at least looked at ways to reduce the garbage problem in our community. And maybe we should look at water meters and grey water meters, while we’re at it – make it so the user pays in all areas. Bob Goos, Maple Ridge

Environment

Dear Editor,

Never mind that the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline passes through 731 miles of pristine habitat and will cross 1,000 streams and rivers on its way to Kitimat. Never mind that Enbridge has had 610 oil leaks from 1999 to 2008, and the one in Michigan spilled more than a million U.S. gallons of toxic oil, costing $700 million to clean up.

Never mind that Canada has a cap on what energy companies have to pay for environmental disaster cleanups, and that that cap is an obviously inadequate $40 million, with the balance picked up by the taxpayers of Canada. My main concern is what happens to that toxic sludge once it gets to Kitimat. Up to two-million barrels of toxic sludge will be pumped onto a supertanker that was never

Response

Builder shed regulations Dear Editor,

I believe your article regarding Roelof Reitel’s construction of a boat shed on the South Alouette River [Pitt man ordered to demo new boat shed, Jan. 12, TIMES] is incomplete. The article gave readers the impression that the City of Pitt Meadows was unduly harsh in the enforcement of its bylaws. I believe the bylaw enforcement was fair. Your article indicates that Mr. Reitel is refusing to tear down his building, saying the City has no jurisdiction over the waterway shelter. I investigated the possibility that Mr. Reitel was correct. I attended a regular meeting of Pitt Meadows council, and I obtained information on Google to confirm the proper authority in this issue. The Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources Operation has a website that provides the answer as follows: “This region has multiple local Governments with different zoning bylaws, some of which expressly forbid marine private moorages, docks, etc. Some bylaws may also have bearing on the design of the situation, which has to be investigated by the applicant prior to submitting an application. Please contact your local government or refer to the website for information pertaining to local zoning.” Regulations governing marine structures can be found on Google. It was Mr. Reitel’s responsibility to obtain pertinent information prior to doing any construction.

Ken Harper, Pitt Meadows

Reaction

Letter-writer going too far Dear Editor,

I have enjoyed lampooning Wayne Clark’s bombastic hyperbole over the months, but his recent over the top invective is indicative of a serious problem in my opinion. His statement, “There will be plenty of blood spilled before this is over,” is instigating anarchy and violence.

Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge

meant to sail into most ports in the world, let alone 240 kilometres into the fourth most dangerous waterway in the world. Those behemoths are up to four football fields long, 68-metres wide, with a 70foot draft. Fully loaded, a full emergency stop takes three kilometres – 14 minutes. It takes two miles to turn one. There will be about 225 of those dirty bombs plying one of the most pristine marine habitats in the world each year. They claim they will use ocean-going tugs to keep the dirty bombs out of trouble, but the reality is that two tugs could not even move a fully loaded supertanker in rough weather, and I suspect that the cost of this measure would not last long anyway, and would be soon forgotten because of the prohibitive costs involved. Never mind the thousands of other things that can go wrong in this harsh environment, each loaded supertanker has enormous inertia, once moving, and is hard enough to control at the best of times, without the human error, alcohol, drugs, heart attacks, navigation equipment failures, Coriolis force, tides, currents, storms, mechanical failure, not to mention collisions with other vessels and natural obstacles that exist. A supertanker disaster is not a matter of “if.” It is most assuredly a forgone certainty, and just one disaster would surely wipe out any monetary gain and loss of habitat for the people of B.C. and ultimately Canada.

Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge

[Note: A fuller version of this letter and others on similar topics are online at www.mrtimes.com.]

LETTERS POLICY: Copyright in letters and other materials submitted voluntarily to the Publisher and accepted for publication remains with the author, but the Publisher and its licensees may freely reproduce them in print, electronic, or other forms. Letters are also subject to editing for content and length. The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows TIMES is a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership.

01263853

Supertankers weak link in oil chain


A10

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

NO INTEREST Ø INTEREST ZIP INTEREST

CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP PRODUCTS IN STOCK

(oac)

HURRY IN

2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

0%

25,657

$

FULL STOW-N-GO

PAYMENT*

337

$

BI-WEEKLY

INTEREST

@ 36 MONTHS (OAC)

A

IF YOU’RE A PROUD OWNER OF ANY OF THESE VEHICLES BUICK TERRAZA CHEVY ASTRO VAN CHEVY ASTRO WAGON CHEVY VENTURE CHEVY UPLANDER FORD FREESTAR FORD TRANSIT CONNECT FORD WINDSTAR VAN FORD WINDSTARE WGN GMC SARARI VAN GMC SARARI WAGON HONDA ODYSSEY HYUNDAI ENTORUAGE

KIA RONDO KIA SEDONA MAZDA 5 MAZDA MPV WAGON MERCEDES BENZ B CLASS NISSAN QUEST OLDS SILHOUETTE PONTIAC MONTANA PONTIAC MONTANA SV6 SATURN RELAY TOYOTA SIENNA VW ROUTAN

Hurry into Maple Ridge Chrysler to find out how to get your cheque for

$1000!!

STK: CV1422577

(OAC)

OVER 500 NEW & PRE-OWNED VEHICLES ON 1 GIANT 6.5 ACRE LOT!

MAPLE RIDGE CHRYSLER WE’RE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK! 11911 West Street, Maple Ridge

604•465•8931 OR 1•877•465•8931

MON - FRI 8AM - 9PM • SAT 9AM - 6PM • SUN 10AM - 5PM

WWW.MAPLERIDGECHRYSLER.COM

$2652 will be taken out of Dealer’s profit to get to 0%. Longer term @ 0% depends on vehicle selected. See Dealer for more details. A) 36 month term @ 0% Interest. *Payment does not include HST. Total Interest Paid is 0, Total Paid is 26324 + 3188 HST = 29512. Net of all rebates. No two offers can be combined.


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A11

POWER PAY PLAN WE PAY ½ YOUR PAYMENTS FOR 12 MONTHS!

30 DA EXCHANY POLICY GE ALL USE ON D!**

OUT WANT LEASE UR H OUT OF YOO CAS ET WITH N POCKEL R U O Y OF MAKE OR MOD W! ANY SK HO JUST A ) (OAC

2006 MAZDA3 GT

2008 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

2009 KIA SPECTRA

2009 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

60,000KMS LEATHER, LOADED

$

PAYMENT*

13,652 $ 125 C

YOUR HALF

$

INC.TAX

63

$

PAYMENT*

11,295 $ 102 STK#UT672528

INC.TAX

2007 JEEP CHEROKEE

C

YOUR HALF

$

INC.TAX

51

$

PAYMENT*

12,999 $ 105 STK#UC646747

INC.TAX

2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA

B

YOUR HALF

$

INC.TAX

53

$

PAYMENT*

8,999 $ 74

STK#UTA09347

INC.TAX

2009 TOYOTA YARIS

B

YOUR HALF

37

$

INC.TAX

INC.TAX

2011 SUZUKI SWIFT

LIMITED

$

34,999 STK#UT670348

C

PAYMENT*

YOUR HALF

$ 312 $ INC.TAX

156

$

STK#UTA22932

INC.TAX

2009 DODGE JOURNEY

$

PAYMENT*

18,995 $ 152 B

INC.TAX

YOUR HALF

$

76

INC.TAX

11,995 D

PAYMENT*

YOUR HALF

$ 129 $ INC.TAX

65

$

STK#232791

INC.TAX

2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

$

PAYMENT*

21,999 $ 157 STK#UT644087

A

INC.TAX

YOUR HALF

$

79

INC.TAX

10,999 B

PAYMENT*

YOUR HALF

$ 190 $ INC.TAX

95

$

STK#UC278682

INC.TAX

2006 JEEP COMMANDER

$

PAYMENT*

21,895 $ 157 STK#UT121358

C

INC.TAX

YOUR HALF

$

79

INC.TAX

17,999 A

PAYMENT*

YOUR HALF

$ 85 $ INC.TAX

43

INC.TAX

2010 TOYOTA RAV 4

LIMITED

$

PAYMENT*

32,999 $ 237 STK#UT025517

B

INC.TAX

YOUR HALF

$

119 INC.TAX

OVER 500 NEW & PRE-OWNED VEHICLES ON 1 GIANT 6.5 ACRE LOT!

MAPLE RIDGE CHRYSLER WE’RE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK! 11911 West Street, Maple Ridge

604•465•8931 OR 1•877•465•8931

MON - FRI 8AM - 9PM • SAT 9AM - 6PM • SUN 10AM - 5PM

WWW.MAPLERIDGECHRYSLER.COM

*Payments are bi-weekly, and include taxes, and the 2nd payment seen with each vehicle represents the equal ½ paid by Maple Ridge Chrysler for 1 year; $600/month maximum payment allowed for 50/50 payment offer. The part of the payment made by Maple Ridge Chrysler comes out of the Dealer’s Profit.***30 day exchange policy on used only, due to mechanical failure, dealer will not repair. A)96 months @ 5.99 fixed. B)84 months @ 5.99% fixed C)72 months @ 5.99% fixed. D)60 months @ 5.99% fixed. TI = Total Interest Paid. TP = Total amount financed including interest. 06 Mazda 3 TI3456 TP19489 08 Chrysler Town & Country TI2499 TP15891 07 Jeep Grand Cherokee TI8612 TP48533 09 Toyota Yaris TI2687 TP15748 11 Suzuki Swift TI3120 TP17301 10 Toyota Rav 4 TI8078 TP42419 09 Kia Spectra TI3602 TP18918 05 Chrysler Pacifica TI2666 TP16842 09 Dodge Journey TI5180 TP27201 11 Dodge Caravan TI6346 TP31723 06 Jeep Commander TI5447 TP30711 09 PT Cruiser TI2545 TP13366. No two offers can be combined. Net of all Rebates.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Schwarz & Co.

Early childhood education

Reading offers fun together time

B

Starting Early by Kathy Booth

to a child provide powerful stimuli for brain development in the early years. Singing and reading aloud to young children or babies helps them learn listening, vocabulary, and language skills, and develop imagination and creativity. So sing to your baby – don’t worry if you can’t compete with Adele or Michael Buble. Your baby won’t care. And it doesn’t matter what you sing, nursery rhymes or nonsense rhymes about activities you’re doing –“now we’re changing your diaper, your diaper, your diaper…” The important part is to be attentive and engaged when you communicate. Reading to your child is an easy way to spend time together and have fun by enjoying the language and illustrations in picture books. Generally, young children enjoy books that have rhythm, repetition, and rhyme. Books that are written specifically for children and have brightly coloured, simple pictures are the best choice. Tactile books like Pat the Bunny

appeal to the youngest generation while the three- to five-year-old crowd often enjoy alphabet and counting books; books about families, friends, and going to school; nursery rhymes and song books, or books that tell simple stories. Take turns with your child when choosing books to read. Be prepared to read her favourite books over and over. And don’t try to get away with skipping pages. Read with enthusiasm! When she is old enough, let your child hold the book and turn the pages. Make stories a part of your daily routine. It’s a great way to settle down in preparation for bedtime. The beauty of it is that reading a little bit each day goes a long way. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have some great resources for families. Community agencies, libraries, and schools offer lots of free programs for parents and their young children. Check the Ridge Meadows Early Childhood Development Committee’s website for more information (www. ridgemeadowsecd.ca). As well, join in the fun and celebrate the 14th annual Family Literacy Day, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 27 at Maple Ridge Library. It offers a perfect opportunity to explore the children’s book section while you’re there. – Kathy Booth is a local writer addressing the importance of early childhood development, and the work being done in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and with Katzie First Nations.

ROBERT H.J. BURGESS Barrister & Solicitor

! Wills & Estates – Disputes ! Estate Probate & Administration COQUITLAM SQUARE

206-2922 Glen Drive Coquitlam

Next to Coquitlam Centre Mall

604.942.8880 604.942.8880 www.schwarzlegal.ca

ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO

February 8 to 12

at All-New BC Place Stadium & New Venue

Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina

www.vancouverboatshow.ca Name: Address: Phone: Drop off The Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times or mail: 22345 North Avenue, Unit #2 Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8T2 Contest deadline is Thurs., February 2, 2012

RIDGE MEADOWS MINOR LACROSSE

FUN LACROSSE

This is the beginner-level, four week program designed to introduce your son or daughter to lacrosse, and allow him or her to try the sport before registering for a full-season. The program is limited to children residing in Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge with no formal lacrosse experience, born in 2004, 2005, 2006, or 2007.

WIN AN RV!

Courtesy of

on the Mary Hill Bypass in Port Coquitlam and on Hwy 97 in 100 Mile House.

Program dates are Saturdays February 11th, 18th, and 25th, and March 3rd from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre Gymnasium. $20.00 registration fee, includes four sessions featuring Ridge Meadows Burrards coaches, a t-shirt, and juice boxes. All nessesary equipement will be supplied; however, your child must come with running shoes, comfortable clothing, and a protective helmet (hockey-type helmet is ideal, bike helmets are fine).

At this year's show,one lucky person will take home their very own RV courtesy of the EarlyBird RV Show and Meridian RV. The RV is a 2012 Keystone Hideout 20RD, Brand new floorplan featuring walk around bed, has a rear dinette with a huge picture window. Fully loaded with double door fridge, 3 burner stove with oven, awning, a/c, tv,cd/dvd, outside speakers, stabilizer jacks & much more. Valued at $20,800.00. Draw will take place at the end of the show on Sunday, where three finalistswillbeeligibleforthechancetowin.ThefinalistswillhavecomefromGlobalBC,TheProvince,&GlacierMediaGroup.

Mail in ad or Drop Off entry by 12pm Fri, Feb 3/12.

Name:

Admission: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Youth $5, Children (under 12) Free, Multi Day Pass: $10 Family Pack $20 (2 Adults & up to 4 Youth)

Address: Phone:

Visit rmburrards.com and click on the “2012 Fun Lacrosse” tab on the left to register! Limited space Left!

Mail to:

February 2 - February 5 at TRADEX, Abbotsford

The Now Newspaper Suite 201 - 7889 - 132nd St., Surrey, BC V3W 4N2

with net proceeds going to charity visit www.RVShowsBC.com for more information 1-866-739-4999

To be eligible for this contest, an individual must: (a) be a legal resident of the province of British Columbia; and (b) be nineteen (19) years of age or older at the time of entry.

012411

01242007

aa, baa, black sheep have you any wool? Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full. Not exactly award-winning literature but along with “one, two, buckle my shoe,” Little Miss Muffet, and the piggies that went to market, the baaing sheep may provide a key to your child’s development and potential. Parents are inundated with “how to make your kids happy and give them a head start” books and products. It can be confusing and overwhelming, not to mention, expensive. Not everyone buys into the hype, but it’s safe to say that all parents want the best for their children. And the Internet is filled with helpful suggestions. A Google search on tips for parenting toddlers offers links to more than 17-million sites. With that number of options, where do you start? How about with the baaing sheep? Reading and singing to your child is an easy place to start and produces lifelong benefits. Here’s the scoop. The time you spend reading aloud to your children makes them feel closer to you and more secure, and lets them know that you feel they are worthwhile people to spend time with. From birth into the first few years, their brains are developing so rapidly and soaking up information. Simple things like singing to newborns and young children (and not just the occasional compulsory lullaby) or reading and telling stories

LAW CORPORATION

012612

A12


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Drugs found in traffic stop

Giving RCMP a false name led to the seizure of ectasy and other narcotics. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

“We are looking into whether the car was stolen or not,” said Dunlop. Police are recommending charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The man was released on a promise to appear in court on a later date.

Shoplifter nabbed again

A 21-year-old Maple Ridge man was arrested on Tuesday night after being A 43-year-old Maple Ridge man was found with illegal drugs. arrested by police after he allegedly tried According to Ridge Meadows to rip off batteries from London RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop, Drugs at about 9:45 p.m. police stopped a 1994 Nissan Monday night. Altima in the 22700 block of Dunlop said that when the 129 Avenue in Maple Ridge at loss prevention officer stopped about 8 p.m. on Tuesday for a the suspect and arrested him, routine traffic stop. the man resisted and a physical “The driver gave the officer a struggle ensued. false name, but he was quickly “Another employee from the found to be lying. Turns out he store went out and assisted did not possess a valid driver’s the loss prevention officer in licence, as his driving privilrestraining the man, and to Cpl. Alanna Dunlop eges were prohibited,” said wait for police to arrive,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Dunlop. Dunlop. The officer arrested the sus“During the struggle, the suspect for obstructing a peace pect threatened to harm both officer. A search of the man and the car the loss prevention officer and the other resulted in the seizure of what police employee,” she added. believe to be nine grams of crack cocaine, The suspect has a criminal history, one gram of heroin, six ounces of mariand was convicted of a similar offence juana, and 30 tablets of ecstasy and at a different Maple Ridge drug store OxyCotin. in December 2011, which resulted in There was other items associated to the the thief being currently on a probation drug trade also discovered. order. He was held in police custody, and The car was towed, as police could not is expected to make a first appearance on contact the vehicle’s owner. these charges on Tuesday.

C y

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

OPERATIONS DIVISION - COMPETITION #2012-01 An exciting opportunity to join our Operations team as a

MAINTENANCE WORKER The City of Pitt Meadows is a dynamic municipality with a growing population of over 18,500 just one hour east of downtown Vancouver. We are currently seeking a self motivated team-player to perform a Maintenance Worker function for the City. REQUIREMENTS:

• Unrestricted Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Endorsement for the Province of British Columbia. • EOCP Waste Water Collection – Level 1 • EOCP Water Distribution – Level 1 • An independent self-starter with a very high degree of demonstrated professionalism and ethics. Possession of a clean Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract. • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills. This CUPE position offers an attractive salary and benefit package. For more information and a complete job description visit our website at www.pittmeadows.bc.ca If you possess the necessary requirements and are ready to join our innovative and growing team, we look forward to hearing from you. Submit resume, accompanied by a 1 page letter detailing how you meet our unique skill expectations, in confidence, to Director of Human Resources City of Pitt Meadows 12007 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B5 Email: resumes@pittmeadows.bc.ca Closing date: 4:30 pm, Monday, February 6, 2012

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CITY

pittmeadows

Police blotter

TALKS

A13

February

2009 2012

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Televised Council Meetings on Shaw Cable Channel 4 • Feb 7, 7:00pm • Feb 21, 7:00pm

Council in Committee Meetings

• Feb 14, 6:00pm • Feb 28, 3:00pm

Get Engaged inYour Community

Are you looking for ways to engage with your community? We welcome you to get in touch with us. Submit events your community Calendar online at pittmeadows. group is planning to our Events page at pittmeadows.bc.ca, where bc.ca > City Hall > Council you can add and edit information on your event right on our website. Agendas and Minutes, and click on the link in the top right corner. You can also appear as a delegation at a City Council or Council in Committee Meeting to keep Council informed about your community Watch Council Meetings live online! group’s initiatives. Contact the Clerk’s Office at 604.465.2406 by the Visit our website at pittmeadows. Monday a week previous to the meeting you would like to appear at. bc.ca and click on Council Meeting

Check the Council Meeting

Videos under the Quick Links sidebar.

Pitt Meadows New Library Set to Open

The new 12,200 squarefoot Library will be opening at the end of February, and will allow for a 35% expansion to the Library’s book collection and increased seating and study areas.There will be meeting space available for booking meetings and a fully-equipped computer lab for classes or training. An electronic book sorter and self-serve book checkout will also be added. The new Library will be an updated and expanded place for residents to meet, connect, learn and read! Watch for an announcement about the grand opening event!

Library Closure Dates

To accommodate the move into the new space, the Library will be closed at 9:00pm on Wednesday, February 15, and will re-open in the new location at 10:00am Wednesday, February 29.

Go Green

Workplace Conservation Awareness Program

The City of Pitt Meadows is proud to be partnering with BC Hydro Power Smart in a program to help staff look for ways to improve our energy reduction operations and behaviours.What can you do at home? Check out ideas under the “Going Green” page on the Pitt Meadows web site at pittmeadows.bc.ca.

Look for our regular news and updates, too. Our website is full of useful information at pittmeadows.bc.ca, and you can join our Facebook page at facebook.com/pittmeadows. City Talks is published in the Maple Ridge Pitt MeadowsTimes once a month or you can have it sent directly to your inbox by subscribing on our website. There are lots of other ways to get involved. Join a community group (you can find a list of local groups on our website), come out to local events, and stay in touch. Pitt Meadows is the Natural Place to live, work, and play!

What’s Happening

Got a non-profit community event? Send the info to City Talks at info@pittmeadows.bc.ca. Chinese NewYear Celebration – Jan 28 Come for a Chinese buffet dinner, live entertainment, Chinese artists and live and silent auctions in support of the Food Bank. Call 604.466.3663 for tickets. Family Games Nights at the Library – Feb 8 & 22 Drop into the Library between 5:30-8:30pm with your family for fun board games and light refreshments! Call the Library at 465-4113 for more info. Library Book Club – Feb 15 Join us as we discuss our monthly book club choice on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm. Call the Library for current titles at 465-4113. Ridge Meadows Seniors SocietyValentineTea – Feb 14 Join us in the Seniors Lounge for the annual tea.Tickets are $4:00 and available in the lounge Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Neighbourhood Celebration Workshop – Feb 25 Join presenter/author Jim Diers as he inspires you with stories on how citizens can and do make wonderful changes in their communities. 9am-4pm at the Next Month – watch for details on these and other events: Mar 31 Earth Hour You can find a copy of CityTalks on our website at pittmeadows.bc.ca. Want to receive City Talks electronically? Visit the website to subscribe.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times Room, from 7 to 9 p.m.

What’s On

www.mrtimes.com Post events 10 days in advance by email to:

editorial@mrtimes.com January 26

• Ridge Meadows Recycling Society and Adopt-A-Block present a free screening of The Clean Bin Project, a comedic, inspiring documentary about a Vancouver couple who go head to head to see who can live waste-free for an entire year. The movie will be shown at in council chambers at Maple Ridge municipal hall at 7 p.m.

January 26

• Maple Ridge Secondary presents Parenting in a Cyber-Age at 7 p.m. at the school located at 21911

122nd Ave. The presentation is made by Merlyn Horton, a youth advocate who has a background working with high-risk, street-entrenched, and sexually exploited youth.

January 26

• The local chapter of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, the District of Maple Ridge, and City of Pitt Meadows Bicycle Advisory Committee are hosting a presentation by Richard Drdul, an expert bike infrastructure designer with extensive experience in traffic calming, at Maple Ridge municipal hall, in the Blaney

January 26

• Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store sale: 50-per-cent off entire store (some exceptions may apply). The store is located at 3-12011 224th St. behind Haney Sewing and Sound. Info: 604-463-7711.

January 27

• Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter, an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual, and questioning men, holds its monthly meeting. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.

January 27

• The Maple Ridge Library will be hosting a Family Literacy Day Fair at 3 p.m. Come to the library and enjoy fair games, and maybe win a prize. Participants can test their throwing accuracy with a bean bag toss, challenge family members to a puzzle race, and try their luck in the magnetic fish

pond. All ages welcome. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.

January 27

• Elvis is in the House – Steve Elliott will take you on a thrill ride as the King of Rock ‘n Roll at Willow Senior Living Residence, 12275 224th St. at 2 p.m. This is a free event and open to the community. Info: Dale at 604-466-8602.

January 28

• The Friends In Need Food Bank celebrates the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Dragon with a fundraising event at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a Chinese buffet dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and include a Chinese dinner and an evening filled with entertainment. Special: $350 for a full table of 16. For tickets call Ineke at 604-467-2420 or Joanne at 604-466-3663. continued on page A15...

Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association

ANNUAL FINANCIAL MEETING Monday, Feb. 6th 7-9pm Pitt Meadows Arena (upstairs) 11435 Bonson Rd

www.ridgemeadowshockey.com

01264601

A14

AG M N O T I C E The Maple Ridge Christmas Festival is having its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Burnett Fellowship Church - 20639-123rd Ave. Everyone is welcome. The Public is invited to attend this meeting and to get involved in this wonderful & fantastic community event. YOU’RE INVITED!

EUROPE DISCOVERY EVENING Join us for a free, informative & fun evening! WHERE: Pitt Meadows Airport WHEN: February 7, 2012 TIME: 7 PM Representatives from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Trafalgar Tours & AMA Waterways River Cruises will be on hand. Come see what Europe has to offer! Please RSVP at (604) 465-7443 as space is limited.

Expedia Cruiseshipcenters

Unit 8, 20475 Lougheed Highway Maple Ridge (604)465-7443 www.cruiseshipcenters.ca/MapleRidge

QUIT SMOKING IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR The Program is Safe and Effective (85%+ Success) #113 - 3200 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam www.imaginelaserworks.com

604.464.8847

Todays News Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows TIMES ...and yesterdays too? Follow us on Twitter Like us on facebook

Looking for something you saw in last week’s paper? Well look no further, it’s just one click away.

@mrtimes

www.mrtimes.com for the top headlines in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

times What’s On

January 28

• Ridge Meadows Seniors Society will have a Winter Warmup pub night from 7 to 10 p.m. in the lounge, 12150 224th St. Entertainment by Nigel Tucker. Tickets are $4 and are available at the reception desk. No minors allowed.

January 28

• The Pitt Meadows Library is holding a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as it prepares to move to its new facility. The library is located at 12047 Harris Rd.

January 28

• Laila Biali, Vancouver native, jazz singer, pianist, composer, and arranger, the new face of contemporary jazz, performs original music as well as pop or rock music transcribed into a jazz format at The ACT at 8 p.m. Tickets are available in person at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., by calling 604-476-2787 or visiting www.theactmapleridge.org.

information and to sign up for the walk, go to www. walkformemories.com or call 778-938-2046.

is $10 per person. Space is limited. Preregister at mapleridgearchery@gmail.com.

January 29 & February 26 • Maple Ridge Archery Club is hosting “try-it” nights on Sunday Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre. Cost

• Student Library Council members organize programs for teens, volunteer as reading buddies, and help at library events. In doing so, they earn vol-

January 29

Student Library Council

PRICES IN EFFECT THURSDAY, JAN. 26TH TO WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1ST

Unless otherwise stated, whole quantities last. Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated.

• The Port Moody 2012 Investors Group Walk for Memories that supports the Alzheimer Society of B.C. will be honouring Al Coppin of Maple Ridge. For more

TAXBasicRETURNS Returns $60 Seniors Special $55 Done by a Professional Accountant

Craig Perler CGA, CFP, BA

Perler Financial Group

604.468-0888

World Film Nights

• World Film Nights run at the Maple Ridge Library on Tuesdays until Feb. 28 starting at 6 p.m. People are ecnouraged to bring friends to watch these “must-see” films. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417. * Full list: www.mrtimes.com

SAVE UP TO

60

% OFF

SEARS ORIGINAL PRICES EVERY DAY AT THE OUTLET

60

40

TAKE OFF SEARS ORIGINAL PRICES

SEARS ORIGINAL PRICES

Plus

Plus

SAVE AN EXTRA 10% OFF WHEN YOU USE YOUR SEARS FINANCIALTM CREDIT CARD

SAVE AN EXTRA 10% OFF WHEN YOU USE YOUR SEARS FINANCIALTM CREDIT CARD Some items may be reconditioned or refurbished.

Some items may be reconditioned or refurbished.

EXCLUDES “NEW IN BOX” ITEMS (Discount taken at till)

(Discount taken at till)

TREADMILLS HAVE ARRIVED!

MATTRESSES “CASH & CARRY” THE “WEBBER” TWIN SIZE

13499

$

WE HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF QUALITY TREADMILLS

39999 $ 99 DOUBLE .......... 449 $ 99 QUEEN ............ 499 TWIN...............

50

(Discount taken at till) Some items may be reconditioned or refurbished.

ALL MEN’S WINTER STYLE JACKETS %

30

TAKE OFF OUR ALREADY REDUCED OUTLET TICKET PRICES

Plus

NOW

19

TO

49

Plus

New Arrivals this week at GREAT OUTLET PRICES! • BEDDING & LINENS • MEN’S & WOMEN’S DENIM JEANS • WOMEN’S DRESSES & SWEATERS • MEN’S SWEATERS & LEATHER JACKETS • MEN’S & WOMEN’S FOOTWEAR

SELECTED ITEMS FROM OUR IN-STORE CLEARANCE AREAS SELECTED BEDDING

99

PAIR

ALL WINTER BOOTS FOR MEN, WOMEN &

CHILDREN TAKE 50% OFF OUR ALREADY REDUCED TICKET PRICES (Discount taken at till) Savings offers cannot be combined

OUTLET STORE

SAVE AN EXTRA 10% OFF WHEN YOU USE YOUR SEARS FINANCIALTM CREDIT CARD

*

MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S SELECTED STYLES WAS $49.99 TO $129.99 PAIR

$

ea.

ea.

BOOTS & FOOTWEAR 99

$

ea.

AT OFF SEARS ORIGINAL PRICES

$

“THE WHEATON”

OUR BEST OUTLET MATTRESS 800 coils, 15” thick with 6” foam top layer

ea.

%

January 29

January 29

224th St., is collecting gently used or new bras for Cythera Transition House Society, a non-profit organization that provides shelter and counselling to women and children fleeing abuse. A donated bra will net a 10-per-cent discount on any purchase at the store. Info: www.babydollbeautiful.com.

10% WHEN YOU USE YOUR SEARS FINANCIALTM CREDIT CARD ALMOST ALL NATIONAL BRAND ALL SOFAS, LOVESEATS, CHAIRS MAJOR APPLIANCES & WOODEN FURNITURE OVER 300 ITEMS IN-STOCK & READY TO GO! % TAKE OFF %

SAVE AN EXTRA

• Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Boundary Bay to see snowy owls. Meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of Tim Hortons, 100-20201 Lougheed Hwy. to carpool. Info: Michael at 604467-9863. • Hard Times Hit Parade, a theatrical performance set in a dance marathon in a world reminiscent of the1930s, takes place at 2 p.m. at The ACT. Tickets are available in person at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., by calling 604476-2787 or visiting www. theactmapleridge.org.

Fundraiser

• Babydoll Boutique, 11997A

OUTLET STORE

January 29

• Pitt Meadows Museum’s Museum Sundays is all about wax when they make Tiny Tapers for Tots. from 2 to 4 p.m. They will practise candle dipping by making a mini set of candles. Museum Sundays are family-oriented and by donation. Info: 604465-4322 or pittmeadowsmuseum@telus.net.

unteer work experience hours. The council meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Application forms are available at the second floor information desk at the Maple Ridge Library.

A15

WOMEN’S SELECTED FASHIONS *

*

GIRLS’ SELECTED FASHIONS

70 70 70 % OFF

*

MEN’S SELECTED FASHIONS

70

% OFF

%

%

OFF

SAVE OFF

OUR REDUCED TICKET PRICES (Discount taken at till)

Some items may have slight imperfections - will not affect wear.

WOMEN’S SELECTED SANDALS *

60

% OFF

LOUGHEED TOWN CENTRE

9850 Austin Road, Burnaby

604-421-0757

OFF

AUSTIN

LOUGHEED SKYTRAIN STATION

LOUG

ROAD

X

HEED

NORTH ROAD

more…

Thursday, January 26, 2012

HWY

OPEN: MON-TUES 9:30am-7:00pm | WED-FRI 9:30am-9:00pm | SAT 9:00am-6:00pm | SUN 11:00am-6:00pm

Personal shopping only. Savings offers do not include Parts & Service or Sundry Merchandise, Items with #195XXX & Sears ‘Value’ Programs with prices ending in .97. All merchandise sold “as is” and all sales final. No exchanges, returns or adjustments on previously purchased merchandise; savings offers cannot be combined. No dealers; we reserve the right to limit quantities. Prices do not include home delivery. Although we strive for accuracy, unintentional errors may occur. We reserve the right to correct any error. ‘Reg.’, ‘Was’ and ‘Sears selling price’ refer to the Sears Catalogue or Retail store price current at time of merchandise receipt. Offers valid at Sears Burnaby Outlet Store only. © 2012 Sears Canada Inc. Sears® MasterCard, Sears Voyage MasterCard or Sears Card offers are on approved credit. Sears® and Voyage™ are a registered Trademarks of Sears, licensed for use in Canada. ®/TM - MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.


A16

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

The

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A17

GMC EAGLE RIDGE HAS HUNDREDS OF NEW TRUCKS TO CLEAR

NEW!

NEW!

CHRYSLER DODGES 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

2012 Chevrolet Silverado Ext Cab #28245A

21,995

$

2012 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab

Best Truck Warranatyrranty 160,000 km W

#2810A

23,995

$

EAGLERIDGEGM.COM NEW!

NEW!

NEW!

Full Stow ‘n Go Tri-Zone Climate Control. Fully Loaded Vans

$

Luxury Sporty Sedan

$

#2810A

24,455 or $106 BW

$

15,105 or $106 BW

$

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

Auto., air cond., loaded, mags

Luxury, loaded mags

$

Fully loaded trucks

29,995

$

#3810

2010 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER

Auto., air cond., CD, fully loaded

15,995

37,995

$

#3872

7 PASSENGER

For the Best Prices in BC on Chrysler/Dodges View EagleRidgeGM.com

2010 JEEP COMMANDER 4WD

22,995

11,995

For the Best Prices in BC on Fords View EagleRidgeGM.com

$

#3800

For the Best Prices in BC on Nissans View EagleRidgeGM.com

2008 FORD F150 XLT CREW 4WD

2011 NISSAN XTERRA 4WD

2011 DODGE RAM 3500 QUAD 4WD

#3139

15,995 or $116 BW #3873

$

42,995

17,995

$

2008 F150 HARLEY DAVIDSON

CUMMINS DIESEL

$

26,995

$

#3636

Auto, air, loaded mags

$

18,995

2010 FORD F350 SD CREW DIESEL 4WD

2011 NISSAN VERSA

#3669

2010 FORD ESCAPE XLT

#3129

2010 CHRYSLER 300

#3631

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

REAR BACK UP CAMEAR

14,995

7 PASSENGER

2012 Chevrolet Orlando

2011 NISSAN PATHFINDER SV 4WD 7 PASS.

MASSIVE SELECTION OF GRAND CARAVANS

#3609

FORDS

NISSANS

#3890

$

27,995

#3407

35,995

$

All prices are net of programs. Prices & payments plus tax & levies & administrative fee of $595. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Financing on approved credit. ‘12 Chevy Cruze TP $18,096, 4.29% APR for 72 mo, ‘12 Equinox TP $32,666, 2.75% APR for 72 mo with $1399 down, ‘12 Orlando TP $27,395, 3.99% APR for 72 mo with $1499 down, ’12 Sonic TP $17,035, 4.29% APR for 72 mo with $499 down.* - up to 84 mo. on select new vehicles. All prices are net of all incentives, prices are plus Taxes Q017 Cruze & Sonic T.P. 20,384, 3% for 84 months

Sale ends tonight at 9pm

OPEN MON-FRI 9-9 SAT 9-6 • SUN 10-6

2 Blocks west of Coquitlam Centre

NEW VEHICLE HOTLINE PRE-OWNED HOTLINE

1-800-916-1672 1-800-916-2168

All prices plus tax + levies. All financing on approved credit. All new are net of factory incentives & GM loyalty, GM loyalty offered to current owners of GMC lease and discontinued GM Models. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. See dealer for details.

DL# 8214


A18

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

• Mini Train • Petting Zoo • Arts & Crafts

• Sports • Summer • Day Camps

Fun Farm now offers daily Preschool Classes including...

604.462.0786

• kindergarten readiness program • phonics /music • fitness /french

www.funfarmdaycare.ca 28209 - 96th Ave., Maple Ridge

Daycare 2 ½ - 5 years including Daily preschool program

65231.5 /5".5.,

?'BA?OO* *'QA@C' ,!#Q#, 4J6 R H... !5G$"(() %P$"E>/+ ,50GPI9>8

($#*' *$+)*+$% 2Q(DI I5 BG3(LKI5L(1

John Van Putten/Glacier Media

The City of Abbotsford spent almost a million dollars on a grant application and publicity for a public-private partnership to develop and market a Stave Lake water source, but the proposal was rejected by voters on Nov. 19.

Stave Lake

Big bill survives rejection

Abbotsford voters’ rejection of the P3 water project proposed for Stave Lake has left city council holding the bag with a million-dollar bill.

P3 project in Mission, just across the border from Maple Ridge. The grant application process to get the federal money cost Abbotsford close to $648,000. A further $326,965 was spent on the communication campaign to convince voters to support the project in advance Rochelle Baker of the election. Glacier Media City staff originally projected the communiAbbotsford’s P3 Stave cation strategy would Lake water bill came cost around $200,000. due at Monday’s counThose figures do not cil meeting. include the additional Close to $1 million $2.6 million spent to spent to secure the prodevelop the Stave Lake posal went down the facility. drain when voters in John Van Putten/Glacier Media Development costs for Abbotsford rejected the City of Abbotsford water managers report the project won’t go to plan in the November that a new water project at Stave Lake waste if council decides referendum, according could be built by 2018. to go ahead with Stave to a city staff report Lake under a traditional presented to council. funding method, said Tracy Kyle, director The City of Abbotsford, assisted in part by the District of Mission, paid out a total of water and solid waste. “If council gives direction to go ahead of $974,791 for the private-public partnerwith Stave Lake, that would be the best ship (P3) grant application and the comcase scenario,” said Kyle, adding that, munications strategy to prepare for the regardless of the procurement model referendum. selected, the costs would essentially be If the referendum had succeeded, the the same. federal government was prepared to procontinued on page A20… vide $65.7 million towards the Stave Lake

WE HAVE A WINNER!

: ,5839P8(7I>L/ -57KG9>IP57 : ,5839P8(7I>L/ -9(>7 = 359PK" : ?>9NRP7K >7) L(3>PLK E(9-58() : ,5839(I(+ 3>LIP>9 >7) 5F(LRP839>7I< )(7IGL(K >F>P9>;9( : BI>7)>L) 5L ML(-PKP57 )(7IGL(K : & /(>L E>LL>7I/ 57 ML(-PKP57 )(7IGL(K 5"'*3/1$'/ %* 4/ 3*.)0/%/1 +, 3*,2$,3%+*, #+%- ! 1/,%+&%(

"26.5/ 60124, .&6& - ",,0!4"35, ') #6"+* 6%/6+06386

-$+6"(032 /6+*13".0!67 *50.6* 41+ 1&6+ ') #6"+*,

C y

Public Information Meeting The City is considering a bylaw to allow urban beekeeping

Bees in the City Monday, January 30, 2012

6:00 pm—8:00 pm Pitt Meadows City Hall-Council Chambers 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

Join us as we discuss the benefits of urban beekeeping, some of the myths, and what an urban beekeeping bylaw should include. Presenters include Jaquie Bunse, Ministry of Agriculture Apiary Inspector, and other local and regional urban beekeeping experts. Congratulations Kerry Pollock, our monthly winner of a $100 gift certificate to Petro Canada. Drop into the Maple Ridge location of Johnston Meier and enter to win. Our next draw is January!

Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group Supporting the Communities We Serve

Maple Ridge 22367 Dewdney Trunk Rd. 604-467-4184

For more information contact: Dana Parr, Planner 604-465-2497 dparr@pittmeadows.bc.ca. Visit our website at www.pittmeadows.bc.ca for more reference material


Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, § The Power Into 2012 Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after January 6, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Journey SE Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400– $1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2011/2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Journey SE Canada Value Package model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Dodge Journey SE Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $117 with a cost of borrowing of $4,275 and a total obligation of $24,273. Pricing includes freight ($1,400– $1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2012 Dodge Journey SXT shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $25,395. Pricing includes freight ($1,400– $1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ≠Based on Ward’s 2012 Middle Cross Utility segmentation. ^Based on R. L. Polk Canada Inc. January to October 2011 Canadian Total New Vehicle Registration data for Chrysler Crossover segments. ¤ Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. 2012 Dodge Journey SE – Hwy: 7.5L/100 KM and City: 10.8L/100 KM. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

SCAN HERE

FOR MORE GREAT OFFERS

Thursday, January 26, 2012

SE 2012 DODGE JOURNEYAGE ACK CANADA VALUELE P MID-SIZE CROSSOVER

AB CANADA’S MOST AFFORD

T sho 2012 Dodge Journey SX

$ ≠

PURCHASE FOR

$

19,998 •

117 OR CHOOSE

BI-WEEKLY WITH $0 DOWN

STEP UP TO $ AN SE PLUS MORE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

19

! H T DISCOU L N A T O ES LAST. O I T L M P F P O L U E S A G E A L N T I N FI LINEUP. WH TAKE ADVA

HURRY TO MAINING 2011 MODEL ON THE RE

@ BES T NEW SUV/CROSSOVER (Under $35,000)

38 MPG HWY ¤ 7.5L/100 KM HWY

* T. UMER CASH AND FREIGH INCLUDES $2,000 COwnNS .

§

4.99 %‡

• LED taillamps eel s • 17-inch aluminum wh h • Black side roof rail s wit glass • Deep-tint sunscreen ars ssb cro e abl adjust ering wheel • Leather-wrapped ste b kno ft • Leather-wrapped shi

$

,750 0 1 O T P U S T N

*

/Offers Dodge.ca

A19


A20

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Stave Lake still on tap for Abbotsford’s water plans

John Van Putten/Glacier Media photo

Mission’s share of costs for the grant application and development before it pulled out of the project in April 2011 is expected to be around $95,000, said Kyle. In addition to paying the bill, Abbotsford must still determine how to meet its future water needs. Staff asked council for approval to develop a stopgap plan to meet demand once the Bevan Wells go off line in December 2015 and before the establishment of a new long-term supply. With the rejection by voters of the Stave Lake P3 plan and its federal funding, developing a short-term solution is critical, stated the report. The city and taxpayers will face higher long-term costs and increased risk around having an adequate water supply, the report predicted. The best path forward, the report indicates, would be for a new plan for Stave Lake that could be built by the summer

of 2018. Any other proposed short- or flow increases from Cannell Lake and long-term projects would likely come on extension for the use of the Bevan wells line between 2101 and 2024. beyond 2015. “Stave Lake is the quickest option The city may have to rely on watering because of the amount of work we’ve bans in the future, said Kyle. done,” said Kyle. The 10 per cent “Any other annual increases to option, we have water rates are also still to start from going ahead. ground zero with “There’s the expectathe permitting tion it will be 10 per process… which cent,” said Kyle. would be an addi“But it will depend tional two years on how much money minimum.” council wants to put Other shortin reserve for a future John Van Putten/Glacier Media term solutions water supply.” Stave Lake remains the likeliest source to fill could include However, Kyle was the growing City of Abbotsford’s long-term need pushing conservaconfident a solution for potable water. tion goals beyond would be found to meet the already planned 20 per cent reducAbbotsford’s water needs. tions and continuing to use tiered water “No matter what, we’re going to make rates to reduce peak demand. sure we don’t run out of water,” said The city would press the province to Kyle, adding conservation will play an get approval for the already applied for increasingly important role in the future.

01127426

…continued from page A18


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 1-800222-8477. 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.

$

2011 011 T NEW BEST LL CAR SMALL

(UNDER $21,000)

CAKE, David Charles

Age: 33 Wanted in connection with File #2011-18352 Wanted for possession of stolen property.

PURCHASE FINANCING AS LOW AS

0

OWN FOR ONLY

19,749 *

OR

$

PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $2,950 DOWN PAYMENT.

129 0% **

@

KURTZ, Ronald Melvin

Age: 53 Wanted in connection with File #2009-9694 Wanted for failing to obey a probation order.

JANUARY 16-30 CH CHOOSE

On select new 2011 and 2012 models.

%

APR**

OR

APR

OR

Hurry in and get the vehicle and offer you’ve been thinking about. Only at your BC Ford Store.

$

UP TO

$

PER MONTH FOR 48 MONTHS WITH $2,350 DOWN PAYMENT.

LEASE FOR ONLY

199 0% @

OWN FOR ONLY

$

16,999 *

$

ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE OR

5.3L/100 km 53 MPG HWY*** 7.1L/100 km 40 MPG CITY***

OWN FOR ONLY

25,499

*

OR

6.0L/100 km 47 MPG HWY*** 9.0L/100 km 31 MPG CITY***

$ ,

LOUGHRAN, Jeffrey David

Age: 25 Wanted in connection with File #2011-12290 Wanted for uttering threats.

NOW MORE CHOICE

THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. CERTAIN DATE RESTRICTIONS APPLY. OFFERS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE SAME TIME. SEE DEALER FOR FULL DETAILS.

REBATES

MANUFACTURER

9,500

JANUARY 31 CHOOSE

On most new 2011 and 2012 models. 2011 F-150 5.0L & 3.7L amount shown. $2,500 on most 2012 Focus models.

2012 FOCUS SE SEDAN MANUAL

±

TRACTION CONTROL

LAPR

OFFERS INCLUDE $500 IN MANUFACTURER REBATES AND $1,600 AIR TAX & FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM JANUARY 16-30, 2012.

$

PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $2,850 DOWN PAYMENT.

109 0% @

TRACTION CONTROL

$

TRACTION CONTROL AVAILABLE POWERSHIFTTM 6-SPEED

PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

FOR 72 MONTHS WITH $3,750 DOWN PAYMENT.

139 0%

@

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL‡

AVAILABLE POWERSHIFTTM 6-SPEED MP3/USB COMPATIBLE

5.5L/100 km 51 MPG HWY*** 7.8L/100 km 36 MPG CITY***

2011 FIESTA SE SEDAN MANUAL

**

APR

OFFERS INCLUDE $500 IN MANUFACTURER REBATES AND $1,550 AIR TAX & FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM JANUARY 16-30, 2012.

MP3/USB COMPATIBLE

2012 FUSION SE AUTO

**

APR

OFFERS INCLUDE $500 IN MANUFACTURER REBATES AND $1,600 AIR TAX & FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM JANUARY 16-30, 2012.

MP3/USB COMPATIBLE

1 000

ON MOST 2011 AND 2012 FORD VEHICLES. VISIT FORDCOSTCO.CA

bcford.ca

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission/2011 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for $19,749/$16,999/$25,499 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $500 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Choose 0% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission/2011 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for a maximum of 60/60/72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $280/$236/$302 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $129/$109/$139 with a down payment of $2,950/$2,850/$3,750 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $16,799/14,149/$21,749. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $500 and freight and air tax of $1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer's own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ±Lease a new 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission and get 0% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $20,599 at 0% LAPR for up to 48 months with $2,350 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $199, total lease obligation is $11,902 and optional buyout is $7,828. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $500. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,600 but excludes variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 64,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. **From Jan. 16, 2012 to Jan 30, 2012, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new [2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and Boss 302), 2011 Taurus (excluding SE), 2011 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Escape (excluding I4 manual), 2011 Expedition, 2012 Edge (excluding SE)]/[ 2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Expedition]/[ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2012 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and Boss 302), 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2011 Edge (excluding SE), 2012 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Ranger Super Cab (excluding XL), 2012 F-150 (excluding Raptor and Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader), 2011 and 2012 F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs)]/ [2011 F-150 (excluding Raptor and Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader), 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Escape (excluding I4 manual)] models for a maximum of [36]/[48]/[60]/[72] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 36/48/60/72 months, monthly payment is $833.33/$625/$500/$416.67, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. †On January 31, 2012, receive $500/ $1,000/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $2,500/ $2,750/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,500/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/ $7,500/ $8,000/ $8,500/ $9,500/ $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Fiesta S, 2011 and 2012 Focus S, 2011 Explorer Base, 2012 Escape I4 Manual, 2011 and 2012 E-Series/ 2011 Edge SE, 2011 Escape I4 Manual, 2012 Fusion S, 2012 Taurus SE, 2011 Explorer (excluding Base), 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Explorer (excluding Base), 2012 Transit Connect (excluding electric), 2013 Explorer (excluding Base)/ 2011 Fiesta S, 2011 Flex SE/ 2012 Mustang Value Leader/ 2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Value Leader, 2011 Ranger Regular Cab and Super Cab XL, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader, 2012 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs/2011 Transit Connect (excluding Electric)/2012 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Taurus SE, 2012 Edge (excluding SE)/ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S)/ 2011 Fusion S, 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Edge AWD, 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 and 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader) /2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Escape I4 Automatic and Hybrid, 2012 Expedition, 2011 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs/2011 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Escape I4 Automatic and Hybrid, 2011 and 2012 Mustang GT, 2012 Escape V6/ 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Edge FWD (excluding SE), 2011 Escape V6/ 2011 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 SuperDuty Gas Engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/2011 Ranger Super Cab (excluding XL), 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2011 Expedition, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab non 5.0L & 3.7L (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew/ 2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew Non 5.0L & 3.7L, 2012 SuperDuty Diesel Engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/ 2011 SuperDuty Gas Engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/ 2011 F-150 Regular Cab 5.0L & 3.7L (Excluding XL 4x2)/ 2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L & 3.7L/ 2011 SuperDuty Diesel Engine (excluding Chassis Cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.1L/100km (40MPG) City, 5.3L/100km (53MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [9L/100km (31MPG) City, 6L/100km (47MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 (the "Offer Period") to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an "Eligible Vehicle"). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times Thursday, January 26, 2012 A21

HELP BUST CRIME… VILLIERS, William Raymond

Age: 36 Wanted in connection with File #2011-8982 Wanted for theft.

††

STANDARD ON MOST NEW FORD VEHICLES


A22

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

WE ARE DANGEROU S LY

OVERSTOCKED UV’S - REPO’S S & S N A V S R A C NEW OS - SHUTTLES M E D S N R U T E R E S LEA ION UNITS! ALL T C U A & S R E N A O L ICED WITH NO AVAILABLE AND PR OR LOSS! REGARD TO PROFIT

LIFETIME OIL CHANGES with every new purchase

ALL NEW 2012 RIO well equipped

123015

NEW 2012 RONDO

NEW 2012 FORTE

p/w, p/l, abs, 6 airbags, bluetooth, heated mirrors, a/c, auto & much more 122057

NEW AWARD WINNING OPTIMA

A/C, p/w, p/l, tilt & telescope steering, c/control & much more 114065

Loaded with features 114030

DEMO 2011 SEDONA

2012 SPORTAGE

DEMO 2012 SORENTO

126002

120303

Premium Edition, Loaded

Family Van, Loaded

127008

115167

2005 HONDA CIVIC

2004 FORD ESCAPE

2008 MAZDA CX7

2599029

2412007

2899014

well equipped

NEW AWARD WINNING OPTIMA HYBRID

4X4, Loaded

4x4, Loaded

4X4, Loaded

Loaded

2007 SUZUKI XL7

4X4, Leather, moonroof, navigation, loaded 2790014

COME ON DOWN NOW

GOOD CREDIT - BAD CREDIT - NO CREDIT - NEW CREDIT NO We accept all credit, special rates available

PROBLEM!

KIA WEST 1-888-898-5015 688 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY COQUITLAM BC

All prices net of cash rebates, plus taxes and fees. Offer subject to change without notice, vehicles may not be exactly as illustrated.

DL#30526


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A23

times Travellers

• Email a photo of you holding The TIMES to: timestravellers@mrtimes.com

January January 31, 2012 One coupon per family.

01055553

Pitt Meadows’ resident Lynda Main (centre) recently treated her two kids Bruce Main and his wife Joanne Oye, also of Pitt Meadows, as well as her daughter Sandra Burchill and her spouse Darren, of Maple Ridge, to 12 days in the Mayan Riviera at the inclusive Grand Sirenis Resort. “Good times enjoyed by all,” Oye reported to The TIMES upon their return. Meanwhile, Maple Ridge’s Doug and Shaylee MacDermid recently travelled to Pittsburgh, PA. They had their picture taken with The TIMES in front of the Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

TENT TRAILERS

SELLING YOUR RV?

GET MAXIMUM EXPOSURE IN THE PRIVATE SALES AREA

CLASS C MOTORHOMES

CALL 604.870.4678

TRAVEL TRAILERS / FIFTH WHEELS

CLASS A MOTORHOMES

PLUS MANY, MANY MORE!

FEBRUARY 2 – 5 2 FOR 1 ADMISSION ON THURSDAY, FEB 2, 5-9PM

TRADEX, ABBOTSFORD RVSHOWSBC.COM 1.866.739.4999 HOURS THURSDAY TO SATURDAY 10 AM – 9 PM, SUNDAY 10 AM – 5 PM

TICKETS ADULT $8 SENIORS $6 YOUTH (13-19) $5 CHILDREN (12 AND UNDER) FREE FAMILY PACK (2 ADULTS & UP TO 4 YOUTH) $20 MULTI DAY PASS $10

011712

MEDIA SPONSORS


A24

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Arts

Dance inspires 1930s ambiance A live music performance on Sunday will be followed by a dance lesson at The ACT.

There will be a theatrical performance which recreates a dance marathon reminiscent of the 1930s at The ACT this Sunday. The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council presents a matinee performance of the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret production Hard Times Hit Parade, with the music of Maria in the Shower and directed by Kat Single-Dain, at The ACT on Jan. 29. Chockablock with live music, puppetry, and surprise, the hidden world of the dance contestants, haunted by their own hallucinations, inner voices, and

deepest desires, comes to life before our eyes. Chaos in the competition is further heightened by a threat from the city to shut down the dance marathon. Hard Times Hit Parade is a story of cooperation, determination, and survival in hard times. Peter Birnie of the Vancouver Sun called the performance “a hell of a hoot.” The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is a collaboration of artists and performers who create original art, dance, music, media, and performance pieces independently and for groups including the Vancouver Folk Music Festival,

WORSHIP WITH US ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ALLIANCE

HOLY SPIRIT ANGLICAN CHURCH 272nd off Lougheed, Whonnock

WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 am

604-462-7933

for the whole family

20399 Dewdney Trunk Rd

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 AM

604-465-5717

Rev. Greg Dalman, Senior Pastor Rev. Neil Penner, Adults & Evangelism Pastor Phil Siebenmorgen, Youth and College and Career

"Hall Available" www.holyspiritanglican.ca

BUDDHIST

Weekly Meditation Classes

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ST. GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH

23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge 604-463-9622 SUNDAYS 8:30am Holy Eucharist 10:00am Holy Eucharist Sunday School & Nursery Tuesdays 6:00pm Meditation Thursdays 10:30am Holy Eucharist www.stgeorgemr.org

CEED Centre 11739-223rd Street

MENNONITE BRETHREN

(River Road & Laity Street)

Sunday Services

8:30 am & 10:30 am Church School & Nursery @ 10:30 am

604-463-5733

Loving God Loving People

PENTECOSTAL

PRESBYTERIAN

www.thelivingway.ca Email: livingway@shaw.ca

Thomas Haney Centre 23000 116 Avenue

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

HANEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 11858 - 216th St 604-467-1715

11391 Dartford Street, Maple Ridge

www.haneypreschurch.org

Pastor Colin Peters 604-729-0186

LUTHERAN

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

604-467-4343

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

WORSHIP 10:00 AM

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

UNITED

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

www.prophecycode.org

WEBSTER'S WHONNOCK UNITED CHURCH

25102 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge

Sunday Worship 10:00 am Coffee to follow H. Holness

(DLM) Minister

604-467-9252

Everyone Welcome

RIDGE-MEADOWS

WORSHIP - CALL CHRISTINE

A Christian 12-step program is sponsored by the Ridge-Meadows ministerial. Meets every Friday at 6:00 pm at St. George's Anglican Church Childcare 23500 Dewdney Trunk Road provided.

22165 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge

OF

WORSHP SERVICE - 10:30 AM

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

More information - ridgemeadowsunited.com

PLACE

Come worship with us

12240 Harris Road

COLLEEN FINDLAY PLACE

What do the prophecies in the Bible say about: End Time Events, One World Government, New Earth, Christ's Return?

10am ! St. Andrews-Haney United

YOUR

www.southgatechurch.ca

Weekly programs for all ages!

"Come As You Are"

12109 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

family SERVICE 10:00AM

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 AM

GRACE

COMMUNITY CHURCH

passionately loving God committed to loving people for the cause of CHRIST

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

Come explore with us!

9:45am ! Hammond United

KJV Conservative Music Pastor Dan Deschamp

604-826-0602

UNITED United in love. United in Christ.

Sunday Worship 9:15am ! Pitt Meadows United

Sundays 10:30 am & 6:00 pm

SOUTHGATE CHURCH

28304 96th Ave.

Meeting at:

604-465-4211

12854 - 232nd Street Maple Ridge

3-year Miniature Bible College for 4-6 year olds teaching the foundational truths of God’s word. Children born in 2008 can register for October 2012 beginning Feb.15, 2012. Program is held at Maple Ridge Baptist Church Contact Tawny Douglas at tdouglas@nrchurch.ca for more info. www.nrchurch.ca

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

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

Pastor Dan Ost

604.462.1161 604.462.1161

stjmr@shaw.ca www.nwnet.org/~stjmr

Faith Apostolic United Pentecostal

SUNDAY Service 10:00 am

(old Whonnock Elementary School)

Meeting at

EVANGELICAL FREE Enjoy contemporary worship, practical Bible messages, Sunday School, Bible studies & Warm Fellowship.

Yennadon Centre

NRchurch.ca

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF CANADA

20450 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge

Sundays @ 10am

Living Way

PASTORS Les & Linda Warriner

See our website for more details: www.dorjechang.ca or call: 604.853.3738

ST. JOHN'S

"The church next door to the hospital"

FRASER VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH

INTER-DENOMINATIONAL

604-463-6347

*Thursdays at 7 pm

2011

WELCOME TO

BAPTIST

FOURSQUARE

SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 am

Kelsang Chenma

1859

BAPTIST

FOURSQUARE

(2 blocks off of Lougheed & 280th) ... with Western Buddhist Nun

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

FOURSQUARE

Maple Ridge

ADVERTISE

Hard Times Hit Parade will be performed at The ACT on Sunday.

Public Dreams Society, In the House Festival, and Vancouver International Film Festival among others. Maria in the Shower is Vancouver’s legendary folk cabaret band – wandering minstrels, entertainers cut from old cloth, storytellers travelling and gathering tales as they go. Hard Times Hit Parade runs Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at The ACT at 11944 Haney Pl. Tickets are available by calling 604-476-2787, by visiting www. theactmapleridge.org, or by coming in person to The ACT ticket centre. After the performance, there will be a one-hour free dance lesson.

AT

604-994-1030 • E M A I L :

C PAT O U I L L E T @ L A N G L E YA D VA N C E . C O M


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sports

A25

Hockey

New face for Flames next season as coach retiring Ridge Meadows’ head coach Tavis Eaton is finishing the season, but won’t be back after that. by Troy Landreville

tlandreville@mrtimes.com

The Ridge Meadows Flames will have a new head coach and general manager at their helm next season. That’s because Tavis Eaton recently announced that he is stepping aside at the end of this season due to what he describes as “philosophical differences” with the junior B hockey team’s ownership on how the Flames should be run. Eaton has been with the Flames organization in a coaching capacity for eight years. Over the past three years, he has served as head coach. While the Flames are clinging to the fourth and final playoff spot in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Harold Brittain Conference, the team has struggled mightily this season. Heading into tonight’s road game against the Richmond Doug Abbott photo Sockeyes, the Flames are 7-26-0-1 Flames captain Shane Harle received high praise from head coach Tavis Eaton, who has decided to step aside at the end of this season. and have lost four straight since come from great families.” “You can’t have a winner every their 10-1 rout of the Port Moody decided it’s best for me and my family. I’m at ease with my deciWhat Eaton describes as “the year. There are times when it’s Black Panthers back on Jan. 7. outside stuff” matters little to not there, and you have to do Last season, the team made the sion; I’m at peace. This is part of the business and I get it.” him. What’s most important to what you can.” playoffs with a 21-23-0-2 mark, Once he leaves the team, Eaton him, he said, are what the playand in 2009/10, the Flames will miss the players, some of ers think, noting that they all topped the Harold Brittain whom he has known for the past know about the extra time their Conference’s regular season four years. head coach spends at the rink. standings with a solid 28-16-0-4 The Flames are flickering “People don’t understand “Do I make all the right decirecord. why you do sions as a coach? No, but I know as the losses are beginning to This down mount for Ridge Meadows’ junit [coach],” that in the NHL, they don’t year has been “When I was at the top ior B hockey team. Eaton said. “It’s always make the right decisions, taxing on Losses to Richmond Friday and because you either,” Eaton said. “But this is Eaton. there was no differences. North Delta Saturday drop the realize how big boy country and I wear big “When I was Now there is all of the Ridge Meadows Flames’ record much of a difboy pants, and I get it.” at the top there sudden, and if that’s to 7-26. ference you can Eaton’s 13-year-old son is a was no differThe Flames remain in fourth make in [the goaltender at the bantam rep ences,” Eaton the way it is, it’s time spot in the Pacific International players’] lives. level, and his home games are said. “Now to move on. You can go Junior Hockey League’s Harold I’ve seen some played on Friday nights. there is all of Brittain Conference. from the penthouse to the of these guys go “I’ve only seen him play four the sudden, They currently have a hold times this year,” Eaton said. and if that’s the outhouse in a heartbeat.” from teenagers on the final playoff spot in the to young men.” “People don’t understand the way it is, it’s Tavis Eaton Harold Brittain, and are four Flames’ capextra time myself, my parents, time to move points up on the fifth-place tain Shane Harle and my wife gives up for this on. You can go Mission Icebreakers, who are is a perfect example of whom kind of stuff.” from the penthouse to the outplodding along with a 4-25-0-3 Eaton said he’s “certainly not” house in a heartbeat. It’s time for Eaton is referring to. mark. The Icebreakers have two “I’ve watched Shane Harle coaching junior B hockey for the me to step aside, and they can games at hand on the Flames. evolve into a bright, intelligent money, but he’s committed to bring in a new guy and he can “There’s lots of talent there [on young man,” Eaton said. “I’ll making a playoff run with a team do it.” the roster],” Flames head coach miss the camaraderie and the that he believes can do some Eaton has agreed to finish this Tavis Eaton said. “We’re workspecial bond you make with all damage, if it manages to qualify season out. ing hard and we’re a lot better of them [the players]. These for the post-season. “I’m disappointed,” he said. “I team than we were at the start of are all great young men who all Eaton remains philosophical: didn’t want to do this but I’ve

Ridge Meadows drops four straight

Great Conditions at Shoulder Season Rates

W E E K D AY S M O N D AY - F R I D AY Regular $40 • Twilight $28 WEEKENDS SATURDAY - SUNDAY, HOLIDAYS Regular $50 • Twilight $35

the year, that’s for sure. We’ve improved a ton. The record is never going to be pretty at the end of the year, but the No. 1 goal is to make the playoffs.” Ridge Meadows, which saw its record drop to 7-25-1, has now lost four straight since its 10-1 thumping of the Port Moody Black Panthers back on Jan. 7. North Delta Devils 3, Flames 2 Saturday at North Delta’s Sungod Arena, Julius Ho snapped a 2-2 tie with 1:10 remaining in the third period, to lift the home team to victory. “We made one little mistake at the end of the third and we lost a point,” Eaton said. Danny Brandys scored twice for the Flames in a losing cause. The Devils had a knack for scoring late during Saturday’s contest. North Delta’s Stephen Campbell tied the game at 1-1 with two seconds to go in the opening frame. The teams entered the third period tied at 2-2. Richmond Sockeyes 7, Flames 2 The Sockeyes led 5-0 early in the third period before the host Flames gave their fans something to cheer about, by scoring their first goal of the night Friday at Planet Ice. The Sockeyes responded by scoring twice more to move ahead 7-1. The Flames’ Matthew Bissett notched his second of the period with 8:09 remaining in the game, to round out the scoring in a lopsided Sockeyes’ victory. Richmond, which leads the Tom Shaw Conference and entire PIJHL with a 30-6 record, struck quickly to start both the first and third periods. The Sockeyes scored 55 seconds after the opening puck drop and then made it 5-0 with a goal at the 51-second mark of the third period. Jeremy Hamaguchi led the visitors with two goals and one assist while Kyzen Loo scored once and added a pair of helpers for the winning Sockeyes. The Sockeyes outshot the Flames 34-22 on the night. The Flames will need to be at full power if they hope to snap the skid on Thursday. That’s when they visit Richmond Arena to take on the Sockeyes again. Then, on Saturday, the Flames will host the 22-9-0-2 Abbotsford Pilots at Planet Ice. Opening faceoff is 7:30 p.m.

BEST VALUE IN TOWN

Reservations at Pro Shop 604.465.5474 19675 Meadow Gardens Way, Pitt Meadows

www.meadowgardens.com


A26

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sports

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Travel

Cooper’s adventures on high seas

Pitt man who leads adventure excursions is planning three new journeys in the coming months. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

S

Chris Cooper photo

A crew from Germany (above) who were visiting Shetland in 2011 paddled the Spirit Dancer on a body of water near Voe, Scalloway, Shetland. The skipper’s dog, Cooper (left), came along with a group canoeing through Desolation Sound during the summer of 2010.

s ic t n a m o R ll A g in Call

ry. Send us your favourite Valentine’s sto We are looking for your moments t or even embarrassing an ign po , ny fun , tic an tine’s most rom cation as part of our Valen bli pu for m the r ide ns and we will co Day Coverage. ize Draw consisting entered into a Grand Pr All submissions will be Club. tine’s Day at the Buffalo of Dinner for Two on Valen erson@mrtimes.com Email your story to rnick tine’s Day Contest or mail/drop off to Valen #2 - 22345 North Ave Maple Ridge V2X 8T2 phone number. your name and daytime ide ov pr to re su ke ma Please s: February 1st, 5pm Deadline for submission

01192127

he is called Spirit Dancer – a name given to her by former Katzie First Nation chief Mike Leon. The name has both depth and meaning, and was blessed by the Katzie First Nation. She is a Canadian-made canoe, constructed from fibreglass and wood, and measures 42 feet long with a 67-inch beam. Spirit Dancer was painted to replicate an original birch bark canoe by Roberta Lindsay and the bow and stern were decorated by artist Mairi Budreau. She has travelled down the West Coast, from the frigid waters of Petersburg, Alaska, to Vancouver, a journey that took 105 days to complete. The canoe was custom built for the challenges of open ocean paddling and was put to good use when shipped to South Hampton, England, on May 1, 2008. It was the start of another non-profit Spirit Dancer canoe journey, planned by the Spirit Dancer’s skipper, Chris Cooper. Cooper, a semi-retired adventurer from Pitt Meadows, who has spent 35 years planning and participating in people’s adventure holidays, spent five weeks paddling the waters around the British Isles in 2010. “We set off starting from Putney, which is on the River Thames, into the Straight of Dover, and the English Channel, and then to Cornwall and to the Isle of Scilly – a place that’s pretty magical,” explained Cooper, who has been in the professional guiding business for 30 years, organizing high-end custom expeditions around the world. “One of the most unique things I encounter is the spirit of the people, not just from paddling, but from all the people who would put us up in their homes,” explained Cooper. Some of his fondest memories include having dinner on the expense account of Prince Charles in 2010 in the Orkney three-week canoe journey down the B.C. Islands. coast from Prince Rupert to Bella Bella Another favourite memory is meeting during August. He also has a big trip the Royal Marines. planned to canoe around Costa Rica in “The Royal Marines were absolutely early 2013. brilliant. They paddled Originally from a vilwith me on various seclage called Oxenhope, tions of south Britain, Yorkshire, England, and they came out for a he moved to Maple tow rescue to move the Ridge in 1957 with his canoe into Plymouth parents, and has lived because of high seas,” in Pitt Meadows with related Cooper. his wife Barbara for In the four weeks 27 years. The Coopers that Cooper spent in have two sons, Bradley Shetland on his 2011 and Justin, and three journey he had four difgrandchildren, Bentley, ferent teams along, and Daxton, and Zoey, the teams took more and one furry son, than 500 people out on Barbara and Chris Cooper Cooper, a two-year old canoe excursions. Australian Shepherd. Cooper is currently For more information about Cooper and planning three upcoming expeditions. his canoe journeys visit www.spiritdancerThe first is a trip back to Shetland this canoejourneys.ca. summer. Then in August he is planning a


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A27

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

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

TRAIN WITH BC’S LARGEST AND MOST RESPECTED CAREER TRAINER! Call Maple Ridge:

604.466.3600

sprottshaw.com

Sales Centre Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm Email: classified@van.net

Fax: 604-985-3227

A division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership

Delivery: 604-463-2281

604-630-3300 ANNOUNCEMENTS

mrtimes.com

1170

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Maple Ridge Times will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

1125

Births

Brian and Amanda McKeown are proud to announce the birth of their son 'Mason Randolph Graham McKeown' born September 29, 2011 weighing 7 lbs, 14 ozs.

1170

Obituaries

1010

Announcements

jobs careers advice

1210

Beauticians/ Barbers

Hairstylists Wanted for the Kutting Korner in downtown Maple Ridge. Chair Rentals avail from $400-$600. Also commission position avail for exp hairstylist with clientelle. Contact Alysha @ 778-388-9934

Drivers

Owner Ops & Co. Drivers with flatdeck experience for Wash/Oregon, BC, Alberta & Sask. Clean abstract req’d. Call Milan or Ron 604-888-8777 or fax resume 604-888-2956

1235

Farm Workers

FARM WORKERS

Glenda 460-1117 Kay: 604-463-9376

(Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows)

driving.ca

working.com

BRONCO TRANSPORTATION

LEGINUS, Joseph John Aug. 1, 1930 - Jan. 19, 2012 Joe passed away peacefully at the age of 81 in his sleep in the early morning of Jan. 19, 2012 and has gone to be with his Heavenly Father. Born in Corbin, BC, and a resident of Maple Ridge, BC since 1931, Joe was a highly respected business owner of Joe’s Car Repairs . Joe was known for his high performance Mustangs and his well manicured yard, both of which were his passion. He is survived by his 5 children, Kate (Marlin), Rick (Diane), Donna (Ray), Diane, Joanne and 5 grandchildren, Mellissa, Shaun, Michael, Tara and David. A special thank you goes out to Joe’s favourite nurses, Sarah and Deb, as well as the staff of Holyrood Manor for their support and care over the past 2 years. Joe will be laid to rest in the Maple Ridge cemetery next to his wife, Alice and mother, Teresa. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the High Way Church, 21746 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge, BC on Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 at 1 pm. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation or the Maple Ridge Community Services "Meals on Wheels", in lieu of flowers.

Classified Line Ad Deadlines Tue. Newspaper - Mon. 10:00am Thurs. Newspaper - Wed. 10:00am

Meadowland Farms Inc. requires seasonal farm workers for blueberry and cranberry farms. Duties include general farm labor, planting, pruning, fertilizing, weed control and harvesting. Work is physically demanding, handling heavy loads, repetitive tasks and standing for extended periods of time. Work is performed outdoors in cold/ damp or hot/dusty conditions. Wages are $9.50 per hour. Work can consist of 50 hours or more over 6 day weeks particularly during harvest. Approx start date March 2012. Please fax your resume to 604-460-2041 No phone calls please.

1240

General Employment

VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Property Maintenance Company pays $100 - $400 CASH DAILY for Spring/Summer work. Honest, competitive, energetic a MUST! Apply online @ www.PropertyStarsJobs.com

FOOD & OTHER PRODUCTS IN-STORE SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People and Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Freelance Contractor 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: both Fri & Sat from 11am to 5 or 6pm (& some Sun). Requirements: - Fully fluent in English - Own a car to carry supplies - Be well groomed & bondable - Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in N. Burnaby.

Call JMP Marketing, 604-294-3424, local 30 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979

To advertise in Employment:

604-630-3300

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

HOLLOWAY,

From the City to the Valley

Maurice (Moe) William

604-630-3300

1010

Announcements JACK WANG LAW OFFICE

TRIAL LAWYER Estates/Inheritance Disputes Wills Variation Matters ICBC Claims Criminal Defence

604.552.4387

jackwanglawoffice.com

TRAFFIC ALERT

ROAD CLOSURE ON 256TH STREET BETWEEN 116TH AVENUE AND PALMER ROLPH STREET Construction of a water main along 256th Street from 116th Avenue to 112th Avenue will require closure of 256th Street between 116th Avenue and Palmer Rolph Street from Monday, January 23, 2012 to approximately Monday, February 6, 2012. Closure time is from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please obey construction signs and flag persons at the work zone. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call the contractor Matcon Civil Constructors Inc. Lance Perkins, 604-835-0943; Sandy Otto, 604-835-0938 Thank you in advance for your patience during construction.

househunting.ca

EMPLOYMENT 1232

Obituaries

Born March 1, 1946 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Moe passed away suddenly on January 20, 2012. Survived by his daughter Kim Clayton (Troy) and grandsons Liam and Logan; siblings Marjorie Bergman, Neil Holloway (Noreen), Ila Herron (Ken), Ian Holloway (Kelli) and Hugh Holloway (Trudy); and many nieces and nephews and friends. Predeceased by parents George and Janet, and brother Kenton. Moe will be missed by family and many who called him a friend. A celebration of Moe’s life will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sapperton Pensioners’ Hall, 318 Keary St., New Westminster. On-line condolences may be offered at www.remembering.ca

Place y ad onli our n 24/7 e

Classified Display Ad Deadlines Tue. Newspaper - Thurs. 3:50pm Thurs. Newspaper - Mon. 3:50pm

REPORTER POSITION AVAILABLE

Are you a news hound who thrives under pressure?

The NOW Newspaper, serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra, has a one-year opening to replace a reporter on maternity leave. We publish twice a week in a suburban market with a population of more than 220,000. We’re looking for someone who can go beyond press releases and meeting agendas to find the stories that affect Tri-Cities residents. The successful applicant will have a journalism degree, diploma or certificate, and be able to write concise but compelling copy to tight deadlines. Beats may include city council and education, as well as police, courts, general news and feature writing. Duties will also include updating followers on stories and issues via social media, proofing pages and assigning photos. Basic digital photography skills are also required. Familiarity with page layout and InDesign are preferred, but not necessary. Knowledge of CP Style, as well as a valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle, are required. This position is expected to start in early March. Please send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to: Editor, The NOW, 201A-3430 Brighton Ave., Burnaby, B.C., V5A 3H4 or editorial@thenownews.com (with “job application” in the subject line) The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

1265

Legal

DON’T LET YOUR PAST LIMIT YOUR FUTURE! Guaranteed Criminal Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

1266

Medical/Dental

MEDICAL TRAINEES needed now! Hospitals & Doctors need well trained staff. No experience needed! Local training & job placement available. Call for more info! 1-888-748-4126.

1270

Office Personnel

ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms depend on certified A&P professionals. No experience needed! Local career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417.

cont. on next page

remembering.ca

1270

Office Personnel

Inventory Control / Data Entry Clerk Required for Port Coquitlam Manufacturing Plant. This position requires a reliable hardworking person. Pay rate of $14.00 to $16.00 an hour to start. • Strong computer skills are required (MS Outlook, Excel & Word) • Purchasing & maintaining inventory for manufacturing • General reception duties, answering phones, filing, etc. • Data entry with accuracy & attention to detail required • Good communication skills • Grade 12 graduate • Potential room for advancement. • Good Extended Health Benefit package after 6 months.

Only serious applicants need apply Apply in person: Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm #200-1605 Industrial Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC

VALLEY ROADWAYS LTD VALLEY ROADWAYS LTD Drivers & Owner Operators Drivers & Owner Operators Valley Roadways Ltd, a growing Kamloops BC based flat deck company

Valley Roadways Ltd,and a growing Kamloops BC flat deck company is looking for Drivers Owner Operators. Webased offer competitive wages, is looking for Drivers and Owner Operators. We offer competitive wages, benefit packages and year round work. Valley Roadways Ltd operates benefit packages andNWT year&YT. round work. Valley Roadways Ltd or operates in B.C, AB, SK, MB, Call Byron at 1.250.374.3467 Email: in B.C, AB, SK,byron.sample@valleyroadways.com MB, NWT &YT. Call Byron at 1.250.374.3467 or Email:

byron.sample@valleyroadways.com

ARCHBISHOP CARNEY REGIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

1335 Dominion Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8G7 Phone: 604-942-7465 Fax: 604-942-5289 www.acrss.org Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School (ACRSS) is seeking applicants for the position of a full-time BOOKKEEPER. ACRSS is well-known for its spiritual development, outstanding academic and extra-curricular programs and dynamic staff. The successful candidate will become a collaborative member of this co-educational grade 8 to 12 secondary school community. The successful candidate will: • Be an active practising Catholic • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships • Demonstrate the ability to effectively network with all stakeholder groups in the school community • Demonstrate the ability to work independently, with initiative, confidentiality, and discretion • Demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills • Have successfully completed secondary school and a minimum of 3-5 years experience in a computerized accounting environment or the equivalent training in the accounting field, with a supervisory component • Demonstrate a superior knowledge of Simply Accounting, MS Office Suite, and familiarity with AccPac, BCeSIS, HELP Payroll and CISVA school policies and procedures would be an asset • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous Professional Development Send resume and supporting documentation to: ACRSS HR Committee 1335 Dominion Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8G7 Or by email: hrcommittee@acrss.org Deadline for application is: Friday, February 10, 2012 ACRSS thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


A28

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

EMPLOYMENT cont. from previous page

1310

Trades/Technical

ELECTRIC FORKLIFT TECHNICIANS NEEDED Email resume and drivers abstract to: daves@hardingforklift.com EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 Store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net.

1310

1310

Trades/Technical

INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS AGI-Envirotank in Biggar, SK. needs industrial painters. $25-35hr DOE, internal lining experience is an asset. Company offers comprehensive benefit package. Send resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263. KINGLAND FORD - Journeyman Small Engine Technician wanted - Rigging boats packages, repairs & maintenance on ATV, Marine, Power Equipment and Motorcycles. Email resume: employment@kindlandford.com fax: 1 (867) 874-2843

WELDERS AGI-Envirotank in Biggar, SK. requires journeymen welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30hr DOE. Oilfield tank assembly experience would be an asset. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Send resume to: info@environtank.com or fax: 306-948-5263.

EDUCATION ROAD SMART TRAINING INSTITUTE LTD. 2 Day comprehensive, standardized training curriculum for Traffic Control Persons, meeting the current WCB requirements. Visit us at www.roadsmarttraining.com For further information or to register, contact 604-881-2111

BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision”. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS. • 6-month program . . . starts Feb. 20th, 2012 • Financial assistance available • Hurry . . . enrolment limited!!

B.C. COLLEGE OF OPTICS 208 - 10270 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

Trades/Technical

MILLWRIGHT JOURNEYMAN – BCTQ certification mandatory. Fulltime opening @ West Coast Reduction Ltd in Vancouver. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to rpretorius@wcrl.com.

ROCK CONSTRUCTION & MINING INC. is looking for experienced hydraulic and down hole Drillers and also Heavy Duty Mechanics, experienced in hydraulic systems and CAT engine for work across Canada. Competitive wage and benefits. Resumes to: resume@rcmi.ca or fax: 250-828-1948.

Take Your Pick from the

HOTTEST JOBS

1410

Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62!

Pitt Meadows: Feb 18 or Mar 17 Coquitlam: Feb 11 or Mar 3 Also Bby • Van • Rcmd • Sry • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

www.advance-education.com

604-272-7213

Looking for a career in

Education?

2060

TIRES FOR SALE

For Sale Miscellaneous

Four Motomaster 225-R16 snow tires, almost new, less than 5000 km. $250. Call 604-417-3393

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

SAFETY HANDRAILS

2095

Three stainless steel safety handrails, 2 @ 36” long, and 1 @ 18” long; brand new, $15 for all. 3 drawer metal filing cabinet, like new $12. Call 604-846-6148 (Chilliwack) or 604-316-1018

2060

Log on to working.com to find a job you’ll love.

Keyword: Education

GIFT OF EDUCATION

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE

Brochure -1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

For Sale - Miscellaneous

★★★ 2 GRAD Dresses For Sale ! ★★★ Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2012? Only Worn ONE time. Will sacrifice Less than 1/2 price from original price!! ■ Size 4: Red dress. Paid $550 + tax, Asking $250 ■ Size 6: Black dress: Paid $550 + tax, Asking $250 Call or email for photos and info at: 604-931-4860 lindaandken@shaw.ca. Serious buyers only please!

AUCTION CALENDAR

2020

Auctions

RECEIVE $1000 TOWARDS TUITION *

LEARN MORE @ SPROTTSHAW.COM/GIFT OVER 50 CAREER FOCUSED PROGRAMS

PRACTICAL NURSING HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER - SOCIAL SERVICES BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LEGAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT *CONDITIONS APPLY.

3508

Saturday, Feb 11th, 9am

80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools

HARLEY BOOTS

Ladies Harley boots, brand new, black with inseam zipper, buckles, size 5, $20. Brand new ladies golf shoes, size 6; worn once only. $10. Call 604-846-6148 (Chilliwack) or 604-316-1018

THE BUY T SELL T FIND T IN I CLASSIFIEDS I I

2135

Wanted to Buy

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT I

Real Estate Services

Condos/ Townhouses

6008

3BDRM/2.5BTH Penthouse @ vista,1776 Sqf. Open house: Sun JAN 22 & 29 / 2pm-4pm $1,888,000 Call: (604) 288-9696

3507

Cats

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

3508

6008-18

New Westminster

NEW WEST Quay Waterfront condo 2 BR, 1 bath beautiful water view, nr transit & Quay market $369,000. 604-816-0814

For Sale by Owner

6015

Renee Dubois

Mobile Mortgage Specialist TD Canada Trust. 778-686-5107 renee.dubois@td.com

PUPPIES AMERICAN Bulldog/ German shepherd 7 wks, healthy, no shots $425 obo 778-862-3568

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

*AT WE BUY HOMES*

@

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-812-3718

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

uSELLaHOME.com

670 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Sry Commercial/Residential bldg $9K/mo rent, $1,800,000 543-4444 id5473

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

MRTimes.com

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-26

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Available Feb 1st. Vet checked with first shots. $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504

Dogs

Quick Closing! (778) 707-9647

6008

Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

GOLDEN RETRIEVE x lab pups, m/f, 1st shots dewormed, vet checked. family raised $495. Ph 604-701-1587

We Buy Older Houses! Quick Cash!

place ads online @

GOLDEN Retriever P/B Pups 9 wks 1st shots dewormed $550 males only Chwk(604) 825-9210

WANTED TO buy farm tractors, back hoe & equipment, any cond Call collect 1-604-794-7139

REAL ESTATE 6005

BLUENOSE PITBULL pups, 8 wks old, vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed. $600. 604-930-0091

SNOWBOARD BOOTS

Like new ‘d23’ snowboard boots, size 8.5, red & gray $20; ‘ride’ snowboard boots, size 7, gray/bright blue, $20; ‘kemper’ snowboard boots, size 5, dark blue/gray, $20 Chilliwack 604-846-6148

Industrial Smalls Welcome / Online Bidding Available 6780 Glover Rd., Langley, BC www.canamauctions.com Phone: 604-534-0901

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT I

Dogs

604-724-7652

Condos/ Townhouses

6008 Port Moody

PRICE REDUCED! NOW 309,000 $

College Park, Port Moody

Best Value in Pt. Moody 301B Evergreen Drive

Maple Ridge Campus:

Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.

www.sprottshaw.com

Jess LaFramboise 1-604-815-7190

604-466-3600

Sports Equipment

2120

PUBLIC AUCTION:

REGISTER FOR ANY SPROTT-SHAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAM BETWEEN DECEMBER 1, 2011 - FEBRUARY 29, 2012 UP TO

Lumber/Building Supplies

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUY SELL FIND I IT IT IT

604.581.0101

THE

For Sale Miscellaneous

2060

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $24,000 down $2,120/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-18

604-630-3300

6035

Mobile Homes

LANGLEY 2 BR mobile completely remodelled, park like setting air cond, storage, large decks, nr shops/hospital/police, parking. $49,500. 604-534-2997 NEW SRI, 1152 sf, double wide in Ruskin Park. $109,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. 604-830-1960 NEW SRI manufactured homes Single double modular Repossessions 1974-2008 Chuck 604-830-1960

6050

Out Of Town Property

NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866-959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com

Find your perfect home at

househunting.ca

6020

Houses - Sale

Maple Ridge/Pitt Mead.

21963 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge Large House on 2 Legal Lots 17,388 sq. ft. corner lot. Build 2 homes or move in as is. 6 bedrooms, 3 baths plus more! Home in good condition. Wood stove downstairs for auxiliary heat. Potential to rezone multi-dwelling.

$

Sigrid Erlends 604-833-4199

599,900

Sutton Group-West Realty


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

BBY, BRENTWOOD. Big 1 BR, new carpets, new f/bath. $875 incl ht & h/w. Adult oriented bldg. Ns/ np. Avail now. Call 604-841-6984

6508

6540

Apt/Condos

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

MAPLE RIDGE Spac 1 BR apt, w/d, prkg, deck, n/s, n/p, $600. Avail Feb 1. 604-937-3534.

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567

AMBER ROCHESTOR

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604- 936-3907

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq

6510

Co-ops

Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

115 PLACE CO-OP

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

Accepting applications for waiting list for 2 BR’s - suits Couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112 COTTONWOOD PLAZA

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

Call 604- 421-1222

You Want It We’ve Got It Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

Are you tired of Renting? 'RENT TO OWN' Homes Poor Credit Okay, Low Down Payment We can help! Call 604-857-3597 POCO 2 BR, modern duplex, full bath, all appls, lrg yard. Pet ok. Avail immed. $975. 604-807-3899

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. Refs Req. Avail Now. 778-846-5275

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Large and Bright 1 BDRM/ 1 BATH above ground bsmt suite near transit, schools and Coquitlam Centre. Hardwood floors, washer/dryer and gas fireplace, new paint with lots of storage. Private entrance, own parking spot and backyard. Available Feb 1. $850 incl utils and cable. No pets, N/S, refs required. 604-722-2294 COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. NS/np. $950 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428 MISSION Brand New 1 BR Coachse with loft, w/d, n/s, Now, $1000 incl util, 604-462-8925 PITT MEADOWS, 2 br main flr. nr amens, own entry, ns, np, $810 + 1/3 utils, now, ref’s, 604-460-0638

POCO. 2 BR in character home. F/bath, gas f/p, sh’d w/d, lrg deck, h/wd flrs. $1125/mo incl hyd/cbl/ ’net. Feb 15. N/s. 604-339-9278

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

8055

Cleaning

HOME MAID CLEANING Oxygen Based, Non Toxic Disinfectants. 12 Yrs Experience. $25/hr (778) 881-4889

POCO, Cidadel, 1BR, 650 sf, cln, quiet, incl sat TV, util, own w/d, N/s, N/p, Feb 1. 604-464-6141

JUNIPER COURT

POCO, NORTHSIDE. 2 BR, g/lvl. Gas f/p, garage, priv entry. $800. Ns/np. Feb 1. 604-942-9725

415 Westview St, Coq

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

mrtimes.com

POCO SPACIOUS, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,400/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260

8080

Electrical

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available • SNOW REMOVAL • Fast Reliable Service

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8125

Gutters

New Construction - Renovations. Guaranteed. Great Rates! Call Paul • 604-897-2453

@

place ads online @ MRTimes.com

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Life’s good, friends are gathering, hopes are rising! You’re not quite as sure of yourself as you were a month ago, but that’s probably a good thing. Work lightens a little; what work there is tends to go in subtle circles now to April, so keep an eye on progress and helpers/coworkers who wander off. Chase money Monday/ Tuesday – there’s lots of it. Travel, details, errands, paperwork, calls and visits fill Wednesday to Friday – one of these, Wednesday, might bring a romantic meeting or notion, though it’s “off to the side,” not direct. Be home, contemplate career, Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Be ambitious for the next several weeks. Seek a relationship with higherups, VIPs, even parents. Now is the time to prove yourself. Rest and recuperate, plan and contemplate, Sunday. Your energy surges Monday/Tuesday – start important projects, see and be seen, approach powerful people, make your mark! You might have an exciting Tuesday night when an attraction occurs. Remember: it’s might not be a lasting thing, and it might interfere with (or change) your future. Chase money, buy/sell, during a lucky Wednesday to Friday. Your sensual side emerges. Travel – carefully – Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: A mellow, wise, compassionate mood has drifted over you. This isn’t your peak period for romance (that comes after May) but romance and love flow well now. You might gently love someone without demanding possession. Home and property matters, a bit tense or hectic lately, slow now to April, affording you a chance to catch your breath. But the same few months increase your indecision about a home-based project. DON’T begin major renovations before April 14. Retreat, rest and plan Monday/Tuesday. Your energy and charisma surge Wednesday to Friday – start something!

8130

Handyperson

Cancer June 21-July 22: Focus on depths, changes, finances (investments/debt) power plays, mysteries, research, commitment, intimacy and sexual urges, now to late February. You’ll hear or suspect a secret, perhaps involving the government, a management situation, or about those who would bind you. Now to mid-April, guard against wild words, and be cautious in making promises, especially to bosses or other higher-ups. You might revisit a past haunt. Your mood remains mellow. Optimism, happiness arrive Monday/Tuesday. Rest, retreat, succeed Wednesday to Friday. You shine Saturday: patience needed! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: You’ll face some opposition and some opportunity, some love and some enmity. Overall, this is a good week, in which diplomacy and eagerness will net you solid gains. Don’t take the sober assessment of Sunday as your guideline. Instead, be hopeful, happy. Be ambitious Monday/ Tuesday – higher-ups are willing to bend things your way. You’re seen as a valuable asset. (Take advantage, now to June.) Optimism, popularity, wish fulfillment come Wednesday to Friday – enjoy prospects, flirtations. Retreat, rest Saturday. Be careful with money, spending to April. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your sexual magnetism remains intense all winter/spring, but now to mid-April it doesn’t really help you to make a new relationship. (Indecision or an “intimate impediment” slows you down.) You might, however, “re-circle” to pursue someone you met before – this could succeed. You can substitute “invest” for “relationship” or “intimacy,” for this trend affects your finances as well. The few weeks ahead focus on work, duties, machinery and health. Wisdom, education, ideas and gentle love visit Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday to Friday: success slated! Saturday’s happy.

8200

arrangehandyman@hotmail.com Home repairs, interior painting, gardening. Glenn 778-873-8300 HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Cleaning available. Reliable. Dependable 778-322-3575

SEAMLESS GUTTERS!

office: 604- 936-1225

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261

Houses - Rent

HOME SERVICES

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

• Waterproofing • Aluminum Awnings • Custom Aluminum Railings • Deck Renovations

Free Est.

942-5394 Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

8160

Lawn & Garden

Trimming Removal of trees & shrubs, General Cleanup, 20 Yrs Exp, Reas. Rates. 604-476-1176

Moving & Storage

8185

8220

Plumbing

8255

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

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

8295 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

A29

Snow Removal

SNOW CLEARING & DE-ICING, driveways, sidewalks, small lots.

From $20. 604-466-1891, 910-0502

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

604-341-2512 • Small Jobs Ok! Finishing carpentry. lauriescustomfinishing @gmail.com

8250

Roofing

Trimax Roofing Ltd. Repairs, New & Re-roof, Repairs @$150, WCB Ins. wrk Guar. 604-856-4999

A-1 PAINT CO. Winter Special

15% OFF

Interior Repainting Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

FRESH COAT PAINTING, Interior/Ext., drywall repair, texture ceil, free est. James 778-868-5307

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

From the City to the Valley

604-630-3300

Get MORE

LIVING ROOM Find it in the Rental Section

To advertise call

604.630-3300

Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: You might be tempted to invest Monday/Tuesday. Go ahead, even be a little speculative. A sexual temptation might arise these two days: this, too, seems beneficial, not harmful. (If someone’s married, though, consider the karma.) A sweet, mellow, understanding mood flows over you Wednesday to Friday – a mood that fits perfectly with the romantic, creative spell you’re under this week and the next two. If a love affair exists, it grows. However, in the bigger picture, now to June is not a good time to wed, nor to seek a permanent mate. So just have fun. Home caution, Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent lies on home, domestic concerns, security, retirement, property, garden, stomach and soul. Tackle chores Sunday, but be willing to knock off early. Relationships confront you Monday/Tuesday, and mostly for good. A romantic undercurrent runs through the first half of this week. Wednesday through Friday bring secrets, sexual urges, investment and financial opportunities (even the opportunity to reduce debt) – and the possible need for a health diagnosis. You can make very beneficial changes and commitments these three days, especially Wednesday (before 2 p.m. PST). Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Travel, run errands, return messages, call, chat, read the media, handle paperwork – life’s busy but easy. Romance or creative or pleasure urges beckon Sunday, but don’t expect major stuff. Tackle chores or health concerns Monday/Tuesday – all’s well. Relationships confront you Wednesday to Friday. Be diplomatic yet eager to join – you could make a new friend. Flexibility opens the door to opportunity; fighting closes doors. (Best day: Thursday.) Saturday’s filled with secrets, but not good ones: be cautious with finances, intimacy. Until April, career projects eddy: rest up.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A legal, educational, publishing, cultural or far travel project might eddy in circles until mid-April, so relax and let it ebb. There is a romantic undercurrent to this week, but the main emphasis is on earnings, buying/selling, sensual episodes and memory. Seek new clients, or angle for a more important (or, mainly, lucrative) job role, especially Wednesday to Friday. Earlier, Monday/ Tuesday are romantic, creative, pleasurable – and reward risk. Both Sunday and Saturday (29th and 4th) need caution, as subtle tug-o-wars occur between you and others. An easy, rewarding week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, magnetism, effectiveness and sense of timing are tops! Get out, make contacts, start important projects, call in favours – though you might not want to bother much Sunday, when everyone’s a bit reluctant. Your major luck, now to June, is in real estate, family and security zones – these are favoured Monday/Tuesday, so charge ahead. A romantic, creative, pleasure-oriented, speculative or risk-taking urge fills you Wednesday to Friday – charge ahead here, too, but remember that real romantic motives/goals seem a bit hidden, subconscious. Lust succeeds, though! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Rest, lie low, contemplate and plan. Despite your lowered energy, people still treat you affectionately. Hook up with a charity, or give in other ways – help someone. This puts pennies in the karmic account. Your lover or spouse might descend into indecisive circles now to mid-April. That’s OK; be patient. A big thing happens Friday: you enter 15 years of increased intuition, smoothness, personality strength and magnetism. (Love won’t be far behind – probably 2013/14.) Talk, travel, message Monday/Tuesday. Then to Friday, relax, sink into home, peace. Beauty, love, Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


A30

Thursday, January 26, 2012

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

FREE Cash FREE Delivery with $0 DOWN oac

AT AUTO CREDIT FAST

Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309 WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in January, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

9125

Domestic

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

5050 Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

We pay up to $300 cash

CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022

1999 CHEVY Tahoe 4x4 auto grt shape $5800 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

1999 NISSAN Pathfinder 4x4 auto 130,000k $6950 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com DL #30332

www.mjautowholesale.com #30332

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

2002 FORD Escape 4x4 Auto Red $5950 604-466-6007 www.mjautowholesale.com #30332

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9155

E

9160

Sports & Imports

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1998 JEEP TJ 4x4 5 spd 166,000 kms - Blue $6950 604-466-6007 www.mjautowholesale.com #30332

2009 MADZA 5, mini van, 7 passenger, great cond, 45,000k, $16,000 . 604 617-5348

Metaphysical

Jarome Lochkrin at 778-388-9820 or info@thealternative.ca

*Historical performance does not guarantee future returns.

www.4pillars.ca

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

Travel Destinations

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, where healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “the most friendly country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709; www.CanTico.ca

5070

5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required

Money to Loan

Need Cash Today?

✔Do you Own a Car? ✔Borrow up to $10000.00 ✔No Credit Checks! ✔Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

604.777.5046

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

2006 WILDWOOD Trailer 25’ 10' w/ hitch, sleeps 6, 2 dr, full bath, kitchen, and walk about queen size bed. Plenty of storage.Asking $12,500. Call 604-322-3207

5505

Legal/Public Notices

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

2008 SPORTSMEN 5th wheel 28', dual slides all equip’d, spotless. $21,900 obo. 604-230-2728

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, A/C, lrg slide. Excellent condition! 604-996-8065

To find out more contact:

Call 1-866-690-3328

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS!

Clean Sweep?

2001 NISSAN Altima 4 dr Auto tan $4800 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com DL #30332

Scrap Car Removal

• Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate

Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

1998 PONTIAC TRANSPORT, 7 pass van, great cond, green, $2000. 604-530-3931, 604-866-3931

www.mjautowholesale.com #30332

*10.5% TARGETED ROI PAID MONTHLY

Financial Services

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program

1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/min.www.truepsychics.ca

Vans

1999 HONDA Odyssey LX -Gray $5500. 604-466-6007 2001 FORD F150 quad Cab 4x4 Tan $9995 604-466-6007

THE SCRAPPER

4060

4530

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

2H

9145

2005 NISSAN Sentra sedan loaded auto 69,000k 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

9173

604-761-7175

5035

Magic now at 1-800-827-8975 for more information. Limited time offer.

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

4020

Health Products & Services

$10 CASH BACK for every pound you lose. Herbal Magic. Lose Weight Guaranteed! Call Herbal

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

2005 FORD Focus 4dr auto 117,000k red $5950 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com D#30332

9160

Aarrow Recycling

1998 DODGE STRATUS, 4 dr auto, a/cond, $900 obo. 604-477-2702

1998 PLYMOUTH Breeze 4 dr auto, tan $2990 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com D#30332

Sports & Imports

Investment

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com

www.coverall.com

BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit

Sell it in the Classifieds!

our website: www.dollarstores.com.

Find your perfect home at

604

630.3300

househunting.ca

7010

Personals

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

63%OFF 32GB FLASH DRIVE

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Doors Open at 6:00pm Dinner Served at 7:00pm

Live Entertainment Chinese Buffet Dinner from “Enjoy Gardens” Silent & Live Auction “Tree of Happiness” and much, much, more…

Only $29 for a 32GB Flash Drive

MC for the evening

from Data Wave Handy Drives.

www.dwmemo.com

Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall 12460 Harris Rd.

Mr. Fred Armstrong

BUY NOW!

Go to www.swarmjam.com

Tickets: $25.00 per person SPECIAL $350 for a full table of 16

How does SwarmJam work?

SwarmJam brings you amazing deals on the coolest shows, restaurants, fashion, activities and family adventures. We can deliver great offers because we assemble a group called “The Hive” with combined purchasing power. To join a group, click the “Buy Button” and follow the instructions. You will only be charged if the group is big enough. If you want the Swarm, spread the word far and wide because we can’t get it unless we have enough people. You can share it easily using the social media links on each deal page. Find a Swarm and join the Hive...you’ll save big time!

For tickets call 604-466-3663 (FOOD) Don’t be disappointed – get your tickets early

To see your business here - Call 604.463.2281

to join The Hive and find some great deals!

Media Sponsor 01192079

Sweet Deals

Go to www.swarmjam.com

Proudly Presented By


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A31

Laminate Flooring Blowout

Diverse Flooring Ad Match Plus 10% Price Guarantee**

Uniclick Licensed 12.3mm Click Laminate Lifetime Warranty 30 colours available

BELGIUM MADE 9mm Clic Laminate AC4 Registered Embossed 10 year Commercial Warranty

2

$

By Balterio

FROM

.19 sq.ft.

99

AMAZONE 10.2mm Click Laminate AC4

Held over sale ends Sunday

c

Registered Embossed Lifetime Warranty

sq.ft.

Includes basic underlay. Plenty of stock

Made in Germany

HST Applicable

California Shag In-Stock CARPET 79c sq ft

TESTIMONIAL

Enthusiastically, Dick and Marnie Huber

2 COLOURS IN STOCK

1

$

2 COLOURS IN STOCK

.19

ENGINEERED HARDWOOD Random Length Radiant Heat Approved NOW was $5.49 sq.ft.

3

$

.79 sq.ft.

1

le s i 79 sq ft T lor i n co a te l g a l c e kin 9 S t. r f c . 9 sq. ian tor y P o to S d en 3 n I $ nv M I n r g O 9 e h kin F R . 5 q.ft. t s u toc o S S

SLATE & TILE c

.39

$

sq.ft.

FROM

Includes free premium underlay

99

c

sq.ft.

RESIDENTIAL PIN-DOT 100% BCF Nylon

3 COLOURS IN STOCK

1

$

.99 sq.ft.

Flexi-Tec & Imagine Vinyl Flooring 30 Stocking Colors

1

$

sq.ft.

FROM

PATTERNED BERBER GREAT FOR YOUR FAMILY ROOM

GRAPHIC LEVEL LOOP COMMERCIAL GRADE GREAT FOR REC - ROOMS

From

CARPET 79c sq ft

FROM

Just wanted to thank Team Diverse, and the outstanding installers working with Diverse Flooring. Right from start to finish we were impressed with the professional, courteous manner of everyone on your team. We were called each day to confirm the time the installers would arrive and were continually called to make sure we were happy and if there was anything you could do for us. The end results are fantastic; we love all our new flooring and would highly recommend Diverse Flooring!

2.39

$

FROM

1

VINYL ROLL ENDS c FROM 49 sq ft

99

c

sq.ft.

Huge Selection of Custom Order Flooring • Free Estimates / Guaranteed Installations

2008

2009

*May not combine multiple offers. **See store for details.

Y.

7

Hammond Elementary School

N

WE ARE HERE!

www.diverseflooring.ca

01198043

2007

Sat 9-4 Sun 10-4

Ham mon dR d. Stew art C resc ent e. 113B Av

203 St.

www.diverseflooring.ca

LOUGHEED HW Golden Ears Bridge

Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows #17-20295 113B Ave. Store Hours 604-460-0020 Mon to Fri 9-5


per month

per month

$

UP TO

KU4EEMA

2500

$

MATRIX BONUS CASH

BU42EMA

2500

UP TO

COROLLA BONUS CASH

per month

per month

UP TO

ZA3BBTA

4750

$

CASH PURCHASE CREDITS OF

ZF4DVPA

4750

$

RAV 4 BONUS CASH

DL: 7662

lowest prices guaranteed

we will not be undersold

1-866-910-8877

NISSAN

LOUGHEED HWY

MEADOWS GARDEN GOLF

N

*SEE IN STORE DETAILS

www.westcoastautogroup.com

DL: 30501

NISSAN

19625 LOUGHEED HWY., MAPLE RIDGE

WEST COAST

LAS VEGAS, CANCUN OR A CRUISE

BUY A VEHICLE BEFORE JAN 31, 2012 & GET A VACATION

www.westcoastautogroup.com

1-866-910-1580

19950 LOUGHEED HWY., PITT MEADOWS

WEST COAST

All prices and payments plus taxes and fees. All financing on approved credit*. ++ See dealer for detail * on selected new vehicles

48 mo lease, 2.9% APR, DP $3888, TP $21,600 0% may not be combined with cash purchase price.

Lease from

$

26,320 $ 369

Cash purchase price from…

2011 TOYOTA VENZA

48 mo lease, 2.9% APR, DP $2688, TP $18,000 0% may not be combined with cash purchase price.

Lease from

$

23,605 $ 319

Priced from…

2011 TOYOTA RAV 4

SPECIAL LOYALTY RATE REDUCTIONS AVAILABLE! *

48 month lease, APR 2.9%, DP $2390, TP $11,894 0% may not be combined with Cash purchase price

Lease from

$

16,385 $ 198

Cash purchase price from…

2012 TOYOTA MATRIX

DON’T PAY FOR 90 DAYS!*

48 month lease, 2.9% APR, DP $2388, TP $10,932 0% may not be combined with cash purchase price

Lease from

$

15,540 $ 178

Cash purchase price from…

2012 TOYOTA COROLLA

O%

HARRIS RD

FINANCING AVAILABLE $ * OR REBATES UP TO 7000

PITT RIVER BRIDGE

OWN FOR ONLY

BW

@

168 0 $

%

Top Safety Pick Award Winner from IHS

FORD LINCOLN

DL: 6077

We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express

FINANCE FROM $106 BI-WEEKLY (1)

$33,790

DL: 26469

www.westcoastautogroup.com

sales@westcoastmazda.com

1.866.221.3407

20000 LOUGHEED HWY. PITT MEADOWS

WEST COAST

WE SELL MAZDAS. WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?

IF IT’S NOT WORTH DRIVING, THEN IT’S NOT WORTH SELLING.

(1) 84 months, 3.9% (2) 48 month, 2.9%, down payment $1,995, $9,609, TP all finance terms 84 months - plus taxes

$20,790 Well equipped from FINANCE FROM $143 bi-weekly at 2.9%APR

2012 Mazda5

Well equipped from FINANCE FROM $225 bi-weekly at 1.9%APR

2011 CX-9

$24,890 Well equipped from FINANCE FROM $155 bi-weekly at 0% APR

2011 CX-7

$15,590 Well equipped from FINANCE FROM $98 bi-weekly at 3.9%APR

2012 Mazda2

UP TO

www.westcoastautogroup.com

www.westcoastautogroup.com

1-888-251-7930

20370 LOUGHEED HWY., MAPLE RIDGE

WEST COAST

OFFER EXCLUDES DEALER FEE OF $399, TAXES AND LEVIES. VALID FROM JANUARY 16-30, 2012.

&#'' $#'% )#! '*&++ "&( ,$*"%( !&')###+

Top Safety Pick Award Winner from IHS

OFFER EXCLUDES DEALER FEE OF $399, TAXES AND LEVIES. VALID FROM JANUARY 16-30, 2012.

%

FINANCED BI-WEEKLY OVER 72 MONTHS. $0 DOWN PAYMENT.

BW

@

OFFER EXCLUDES DEALER FEE OF $399, TAXES AND LEVIES. VALID FROM JANUARY 16-30, 2012.

152 0 $

BW

FINANCED BI-WEEKLY OVER 60 MONTHS. $0 DOWN PAYMENT.

OWN FOR ONLY

$

170 @ 0%

FS181914

FINANCED BI-WEEKLY OVER 60 MONTHS. $0 DOWN PAYMENT.

OWN FOR ONLY

2012 FOCUS SE HATCHBACK

&

16,390

$

LEASE FROM $159 PER MONTH (2)

Starting at

Introducing the Restyled 2012 Mazda3

0 REBATES $8000 %

AVAILABLE

THE RENOVATION IS OUR MOTIVATION TO FIND GOOD HOME FOR HUNDREDS OF NEW MAZDA’S THIS MONTH!

RENOVATION SALE

BEST SELECTION!

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows

Thursday, January 26, 2012

203RD

A32 Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge Times January 26 2012  

Maple Ridge Times January 26 2012