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Alouette Lake is where diehard polar bear swimmers take their New Year’s dip. It’s colder than the one at English Bay and the one in White Rock, according to Elaine Attew who ran into the lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park at noon on the first day of 2013. “Here it’s cold in summer, never mind in winter,” Attew said. The Maple Ridge resident missed an allyou-can-eat brunch with friends this New Year’s to take part in the annual swim put on by the Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club. About 100 people gathered before noon at the boat launch at Alouette Lake to cheer on the approximately 20 people who dipped into the freezing water. This was the second year Bruce Hay took part in the Polar Bear Swim. The Maple Ridge resident is originally from Trinidad, so the water seemed especially frigid. “It was cold, freezing, but bearable,” Hay said. Before the humans went into the water, several dogs were already swimming, apparently not fazed by the chilly temperature.

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A group of outdoor enthusiasts tested out the waters at Alouette Lake on the first day of the year. The Polar Bear Swim is put on by the Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club every year and attracts participants from across the Lower Mainland.

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Property assessments arrive at doorsteps Jan. 31 is the deadline to appeal home values. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

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John Green. “Most homeowners throughout the Fraser Valley will see minimal changes in the value of their properties.” Of the top 100 property assessments in the Fraser Valley, several were in Maple Ridge. The top value in Maple Ridge, $1.94 million, was on a property on 103rd Ave. and the second highest was on Alouette Road at $1.926 million. Property owners who are con-

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Wilma Robinson worked to protect the sandhill crane.

Almost 10 hectares of land have been added onto the Widgeon Marsh Regional Park, which is adjacent to Pitt Lake. Ducks Unlimited paid almost $1 million for the property and the former owner Bob Edwards donated the property value’s balance, $400,000 for the property to become part of Metro Vancouver’s Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue will be chipping trees by donation on Jan. 5, 6, 12, and 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 23598 105th Ave. Curbside pickup is available as well. Email name and address to scoutchipping@gmail.com for pickup. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Legion picks new prez

After three years at the helm, Jim MacDonald, former sales rep for The TIMES, stepped down as president of the Royal Canadian Legion in Maple Ridge, replaced Jim MacDonald by Michael Legion past president Ward. Vice-presidents of the legion executive are Andre Wesseling and Yvonne Dean. Rose Schrul is continuing as president of the ladies auxiliary. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Baby Avery made a fast entry into this world – and was celebrated as the first baby of 2013 at Ridge Meadows Hospital. Her parents, Barbra and Blair Boyd watched the ball drop at midnight on New Year’s Eve from bed at their Maple Ridge home, lamenting the fact this was the first year they

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Christmas hamper

Dad: There was ‘nowhere else to go but up’ A Pitt Meadows father teaches his daughters to be grateful for what they have.

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Hamper registers only 612 families

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Mike Ishmael remembers being 18 and thinking he had the world ahead of him. It wasn’t long before reality gave him “a good slap in the face” and he found himself living out of his car one winter in Winnipeg in the 1980s. “I ran out of money, couldn’t finish school, did some odd jobs and hit rock bottom,” Ishmael said of the sobering experience that had him sleeping on the bench seats of his 1967 Plymouth Valiant. “It was pretty cold.” At night, he would stop in grocery store parking lots and during the day, friends would sneak him into their homes when their parents were out so that Ishmael could shower and clean up. “I was just too embarrassed to ask for help,” the Pitt Meadows resident said, adding he even skipped Christmas at home that year, not wanting to face his Steve Bosch/Province father and admit how tough things had Mike Ishmael, seen here posing at home in Pitt Meadows with daughters Carissa, left, and Danica, said his become. experience opened his eyes to the importance of giving back, especially during the festive season, and supporting “So I slept through it. There was the Empty Stocking Fund. nowhere else to go but up.” Now 45, Ishmael said that early experihe is often surprised by customers who to you, and to think of the less fortunate,” ence has opened his eyes to the importquickly forget how lucky they are. He he said. ance of giving back and supporting things shared the story of one customer who “They know the value of parents who such as the Empty Stocking Fund, which grew angry and accused Ishmael of “ruincan go to work, pay the bills, and buy helps people in difficult situations – such ing” his Christmas dinner when he learngroceries – and to help those less fortunas what he went through. The fund ed a shipment of dining room chairs was ate.” powers 27 different Christmas bureaus delayed. The Empty Stocking Fund collects cash through B.C. – including the Maple Ridge“You just have to bite your tongue donations, which are then administered Pitt Meadows Christmas but hey – some people by the United Way to help fund the Hamper Society – that won’t even have dinChristmas bureaus and community service “Nobody wants to be help struggling families ner,” Ishmael said, groups across the province. put food on the table and there. But life happens, – Stephanie Ip is with The Province adding for some, it’s gifts under the tree during you take a wrong turn and a difficulty not just at the holidays. Christmas, but through– boom – there you are.” “Nobody wants to be out the year. “It’s sad Mike Ishmael there. But life happens, to see but the reality is, you take a wrong turn not everybody thinks [of and – boom – there you these people] until we’re reminded by a are,” he said, adding there are likely many newspaper article or the news.” families who feel the way he did – embarThese days, the father hopes he can rassed and reluctant to ask for help. instil the same values in the two daughIt’s been years since Ishmael had to ters he happily co-parents with his exstart up his car just to stay warm at night wife. His wish is that they would grow up but the lessons he learned have never left understanding the importance of compashim. sion and being grateful for what they do Instead, he’s made it a personal chalhave. lenge to give back and always be grate“It took me quite a while to get here, to ful, something he hopes others will also having two wonderful kids and to teach remember. them... you can’t have everything handed Working in retail, the dad of two said

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This year the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society registered 612 families. While this is fewer than last year’s 640, the society’s co-chair Tom Cameron said it seemed like they supported more people with larger families coming in for help. “I’m not here to set records,” he said. Final numbers on how many families were sponsored through the Good Neighbour Program weren’t available prior to press deadline. A growing trend that Cameron noticed this year was that there were more two-parent families needing help, something he chalked up to the economy. The hamper society received a lot of thank yous from the many families who used the service. “I saw a lot of happy, smiling faces,” Cameron said. The greatest gift, though, is the volunteers who take time out of their busy lives, Cameron said, to help make Christmas happier for those in need. “Overall, I couldn’t ask for a greater bunch of people,” Cameron said.

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Last year’s death count of teenagers and young adults hit the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hard. They were rocked by at least five deaths of people between the ages of 15 and 21. On top of the suicide of 15-year-old Amanda Todd – who was a former Maple Ridge student – there were unfortunate events that tragically took the lives of four other young people. On Feb. 5, two local teenagers were killed in TIMES files a head-on collision on On Feb. 9 hundreds of people, mostly teenagers, came together for a candlelight Dewdney Trunk Road. vigil at the crash site on Dewdney Trunk Road, where teenagers Crystal Weaver and Dawson Scott Spencer • Stay tuned for more Year and Crystal Alexandra Dawson Spencer were killed. The memorial can still be seen at the intersection 11 In Review stories in future Weaver, both in separmonths later. editions of The TIMES. ate cars, died when a van Dawson was driving year-old Alex Johnston, than 2,000 hours directing him. His crossed the centre line and crashed a.k.a. Alex Jayy, died following a first play was Death at a Funeral, he into a car in which Crystal was a fatal car crash. played Uncle Alfie. The kid was just passenger. Four other teenagers were Johnston’s Honda Civic was Tso talented. He was an artist. He was injured. boned by a truck on Kanaka Way in an actor. He was a singer and songThe two boys in the van with Maple Ridge. writer,” she added. Dawson, Ben Buttignol and James The accident occurred on April 18. On July 31, 21-year-old Alexandria Churton, endured serious injuries. In He died the next day. Patricia Mosdell died from a overdose the car with Crystal were two of her The Garibaldi Secondary grad was of ecstasy mixed with alcohol. girlfriends, Andrea Sitter and Jessica a singer, songwriter, and actor, who According to a letter to the editor Small. Jessica, who was driving the just finished his finals at Douglas Ali “was a beautiful, loving, carcar, suffered two broken femurs. College. Cyndy Lacroix, Garibaldi’s ing, intelligent, hardworking young It was four days before Crystal’s theatre director, had spent about five woman. She was a family girl who 19th birthday. Hundreds of people hours with Johnston on the day of loved to spend time at home with her attended a candlelight vigil on Feb. 9 the crash. sisters and parents. She loved cudto sing Happy Birthday in her mem“When he first came to Garibaldi dles and children. She had a heart of ory. he wanted to be an athlete, but the gold and made other people feel good Dawson, who was know as “Pretty season for his sport was already about themselves.” Boy” among friends because he liked over. I asked if he could audit my The letter went on to say that she to wear Axe cologne and style his class and within three days he was was loved by everyone who knew hair, was only 17. on the stage and never looked back,” her and didn’t have a mean bone in The carnage continued when 21Lacroix told The TIMES. “I spent more her body.

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Keep the spirit a little longer By now the aspirin has kicked in, and as everyone returns to the postholidays workaday routine, reality is beginning to ooze back into the social consciousness. Boxing Day (or “Boxing Week”) sales have left their impact on our pocketbooks and bank cards. End-of-year and New Year’s celebrations have run their course. Christmas is again something to look forward to months down the road. All the revelry of the past week or so is getting lost in the need to get back at the daily grind and the inevitably cold January weather. All the happiness of giving selflessly and joy-to-the-world warmth are starting to melt in the hot realization that Santa has yet one more round of deliveries to make: the yuletide will soon wash your credit card statements into your mailbox – e or snail. For many folks, the time to pay the piper is drawing nigh – and the price the piper is demanding may come as bit (or perhaps a lot) of a shock. Many will work hard for weeks or months to catch up with the bills rung up over the final weeks (or months) of the past year. The fallout from the upcoming season of bill-paying goes back to some of the selflessness so many of us felt during the preceding season of bill-making. Many of the people who needed our help to keep the figurative lights shining through the literally darkest part of the year still need our help. The destitute whom we helped lift out of the morass of economic and emotional need through December will quickly sink back down, if we don’t continue to help the local food banks and other relief organizations. This is a cold time of year, not just because the days are short and our part of the earth is tilted away from the sun. We’ve got to try to keep the warmth of Christmas burning a little longer. Giving will feel just as good today as it did one month ago. – B.G.

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Opinion

2012: A totally forgettable year

I’m having trouble coming up debt: My daughter graduated univerwith a New Year’s column espesity, which just serves to remind me cially with the pressure coming how old I am, again. I can rememfrom the editor’s office in the ber taking her to her first kinderform of holiday deadlines. garten class with the venerable and I usually just take a look at ageless Mo Morgan. the TIMES’ year end issue and Maple Ridge is another year older, make funny with some of the its landscape marked by apartments events therein. in the downtown core and increasThis year, I’ve no time to ing numbers of homeless persons check out the year-end issue causing problems in the neighbourbecause it ain’t here and I have hood around the Salvation Army by Tim Tyler to come up with 650 words by Caring Place. t3atyler@shaw.ca tomorrow morning – and for They keep the police busy, the the life of me I can’t rememsame police wasting their time ber much about the past year; I can’t remember busting growers of marijuana when right next much past last week. door in Washington State they have legalized the Why? I turned 65 last year, officially I became drug. Governments either don’t know how much a senior citizen with all its attendant rights and revenue could come from the legalization of pot privileges, part of the Baby Boomer tsunami or choose not to, preferring instead to adhere to threatening our health care and socials services some outdated moral code about the evils of the system to the point where Harper is making noise reefer. about raising the pension eligibility age. Bullies still prevailed in 2012, young people Mentally, I haven’t really noticed the passing of victimized by them still committed suicide and no the years, which is to say I don’t feel old per se, one had any answers, least of all the parents of as in walker/wheelchair/carpet bowling/bingo at bullies who apparently have no idea what their the seniors’ centre old; except for a minor hearchildren are up to after they leave for school in ing impairment and bouts of forgetfulness, as in the morning. what-am-I-doing-in-front-of-the-refrigerator old. Politicians were still annoying and confusing It’s the body that betrays you, that lets you and generally counting on the apathy of most of know you’re not getting any younger: the arththe electorate so they could ram their legislation ritis, the bad back, the blood pressure, the cumuthrough the house, thereby leaving their mark lative stuff that is coming home to roost. They on history. Harper’s Omnibus Budget Bill is a know me by my first name at the pharmacy, perfect example of the bulldozer method of alteryoung people refer to me as “sir” or “Mister.” ing the political landscape to suit their ideological I get discounts and free ferry rides on certain agenda. days of the week and women with blue hair wink Hockey players refused to go to work until they at me in the grocery store. I finally understand get a bigger slice of the revenue pie; hard for the that you’re-only-as-old-as-you-feel adage. Aging public to swallow when most of these guys are isn’t a bad thing. I feel good about myself at this making at least a million a year. Greed rules the age. I just want to know where all those women hockey arena and it would serve them right if the who like older men are hanging out. fans turned their backs on them. We’re a wealth of experience and with access We failed to distinguish ourselves at the to Viagra, we can still hold our own – in a manLondon Olympics, Christine Sinclair notwithner of speaking and without getting into details standing. – in the love and romance department. There: just a few of the items off the top of this So, aside from another year older and deeper in aging head from a totally forgettable year.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Social service

Safety net priority misplaced

Dear Editor, As a potential politician, I place a high priority on listening to people. For me, that involves paying attention to letters sent in by the readers of our local papers. The variety of opinions on these pages is nothing short of remarkable, and I applaud them for providing such an excellent forum to stimulate thoughtful discussion. Over the past several months there has been a lot of heated debate about the homeless who live among us. Do they deserve our compassion or our scorn? Are they victims or perpetrators? Do we find ways

to help and accommodate them or do we try to move them along? At Christmas time, we watched the frenzy of fundraising activity aimed at alleviating the desperation of the less fortunate. There’s the Salvation Army kettle program, the food banks, Haney Hotel’s annual strip-a-thon, the Christmas Hamper Society, the Empty Stocking Fund, and so very much more. It seems clear that most of us see poverty as a fact of life for a significant number of people, and that many of us want to decrease the suffering it causes.

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Wrong grow ops attacked

Dear Editor, I am astounded by your misinterpretation of the facts about the decision by the Conservatives to take the production of medical marijuana out of the hands of local growers and give it over to big business. Your comment, “Nobody wants illegal grow ops in their neighbourhoods or communities. We all pay for the electricity they steal. We all pay for the service costs they dodge by not paying taxes on their enterprising activities [Eager to fight grow ops now, Dec. 18 Opinion, TIMES]” is so far off the mark that it rises to the level of irresponsible trash reporting. Aglukkaq was talking about legal operations, not operations that steal electricity and don’t pay taxes. These are federally approved operations, and as such, are paying for legitimate electrical hookups that are inspected and approved by federal inspectors before the license is granted. The operators pay taxes on the sales of their product, just like any other enterprise. Some growers may take advantage of the lack of oversight after the growing is approved and sneak in a few more plants than they are licensed for, but that is no different from any other legal business that aims to increase the bottom dollar by cheating the government a little. They all do it – it’s the capitalist way. The bottom line is these are not illegal grow ops. Do your homework before you spout off your misinformation on the pages of a newspaper. We already get enough spin from these Conservatives. We don’t need our reporters, upon whom we count for the truth, to do their dirty work for them. Marshall Neuman, via email

While some people down on their luck are struggling with disabilities, mental health or addiction issues, many others work hard but find it tough to make ends meet because of the high cost of living. This seems to be particularly so for young families and senior citizens. I grew up believing that government had a duty to reduce poverty and other types of suffering. Many developed countries with far fewer natural resources have considerably lower poverty rates than Canada. Within Canada, sadly, British Columbia is a top finisher when it comes to people living in poverty. Some politicians will tell you they’d love to do something about it, except there’s no money. I see it as an indication of poor priorities and a failure of political leadership. When I donate to my favourite Christmas charity, it is with mixed emotions. Like most people, I feel I’m being taxed enough, yet my taxes aren’t solving the problems I would like to see solved. So I dig into my pocket to help people who will rarely, if ever, go to Whistler, attend fancy conventions, or take in an event at the stadium. I do it because I’m better off than many and it seems like the right thing to do. Meanwhile, the top item on my wish list is a government that will tackle the root causes of poverty and assist people so that they no longer have to depend on charity for the basics. Is that too much to hope for? Elizabeth Rosenau, Maple Ridge [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at www.mrtimes.com. Click on Opinion, or search the writer’s name.]

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Skydivers’ contribution invaluable Dear Editor, The Canadian Sport Parachuting Association is concerned with recent developments surrounding the Pacific Skydivers Ltd. drop zone at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport and the decisions by the YPK management to dramatically increase land usage fees for a piece of swampland that the skydiv-

ers currently use as a landing area. Ian and Debbie Flanagan have been members of the CSPA for nearly three decades and contribute to both the national and international skydive scene in a very positive manner. They have produced some of the very best skydivers with their training programs and adherence to

Foreign investment

Too much control relinquished

Dear Editor, Why on earth would you allow a foreign government to take control of any of Canada’s resources? It was my impression that the prime minister’s job was to protect Canada, not sell it out from under us. Is he taking a page from the Gordon Campbell BC Liberals? Cheryl Baron, Maple Ridge

safety standards. More importantly, while Pacific Skydivers is one of 10 skydiving facilities in B.C., it makes up a third of the provincial membership, thanks in part to its proximity to Vancouver. The contribution of their drop zone to the sport on the west coast is invaluable to not only experienced skydivers, but as a means to introduce the general public to our sport. Skydivers in the area, along with Pacific Skydivers, certainly need the support of the media and the general public in your region to ensure the continuity of our sport in the area. David Hodge, Canadian Sport Parachuting Association

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A property on Harris Road in Pitt Meadows was the scene of a 2010 rave that has led to accusations of sexual assault and porn distribution. The latter case is now in the courts.

Reflections

Rave still makes headlines A porn distribution trial against a Maple Ridge man continues this month stemming. by Sylver McLaren

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Even though the event first happened on Sept. 10, 2010, it continued to make headlines right through 2012. That event, which took place on a Harris Road property, came to be known as the Pitt Meadows rave. It attracted national media attention because of an alleged sexual assault that was photographed and those images subsequently circulated on social media. A few days after the party, police were notified of the alleged crime and a lengthy investigation ensued. Maple Ridge’s Dennis Warrington, 21, was charged with publishing and distrib-

uting child pornography. Warrington is accused of posting to his Facebook page photographs others took of sexual acts that took place between a teen girl and a young man at the outdoor rave. It is alleged that the acts, which did not include intercourse, were not consensual. He did not know the girl. His trial will continue in January 2013. Maple Ridge’s Colton McMorris, then 18, was charged with sexual assault in connection with this case. But Crown stayed charges in February of 2012, citing the lack of likelihood of a conviction. A third person, who is also from Maple Ridge and cannot be named because he was a juvenile, was also charged with producing and distributing child pornography. His trial began Nov. 30 and only one witness testified before the accused announced he was pleading guilty to a lesser charge. A judge ordered him to write an apology to the girl and write an essay on pros and cons of social media.

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A standoff, stabbings, and a shooting scar 2012 Five deaths, four of them considered murders, took place last year.

Henry Braun, 59, was found dead in his second degree murder for Mr. Howson, home and police are still investigating the but because of the evidence the IHIT cause of death but confirmed “obvious investigators have obtained, that charge signs of foul play.” was raised to first-degree murder,” Pound “IHIT continues to follow the evidence added. trail on the other three investigations and, Deboo is due in Port Coquitlam court as in many of our investigations, we rely Feb. 22. on the public coming forward In March, the second murwith any information they der of 2012 was reported may have that will assist us in when 41-year-old David finding those responsible for Bourgeois, known as “Tigger” the heinous and abhorrent act was found dead in a River of murder,” said Pound. Road home neighbouring • Stay tuned for more Year “Homicide investigations are Maple Ridge Elementary. In Review stories in future very dynamic and sometimes Police are not releasing cause editions of The TIMES. lengthy in nature. One investiof death at this time. gation may be solved in days, The third homicide of the as we saw with the murder of Brandon year was when Selvin Krishna died from Howson, and others may take months or stab wounds he suffered in an altercation years,” she explained. on Mother’s Day. “As many celebrate the passing of The fourth homicide recorded in Maple another year there are families who strugRidge was on Carshill Street in July.

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Out of the 35 deaths that the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took command of in 2012, four took place in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows. “Out of those four investigations IHIT has secured charge approval for one, more specifically the homicide of Brandon Howson,” explained IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound, about the first murder of 2012 in the community. The 26-year-old Maple Ridge man was discovered by a passerby in northeast Pitt Meadows near Blaney Bog on Feb. 1. He had been stabbed. “Adam Deboo was initially charged with

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What’s On

Earth Day planning

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

• Jan. 3 is the deadline to RSVP for a Jan. 10 event at The ACT to connect artists and arts groups with environmental groups for Earth Day 2013. Anyone who wishes to attend should RSVP to Landrie Davies at landried@ mract.org by Jan. 3.

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Centre, arts workshop, and Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, preschool room. Contact Cathie Young at lark2rising@gmail. com for an appointment.

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• SongStage, hosted by local songwriter Ivan Boudreau, features singer-songwriter Ranj Singh at The ACT from 7 to 9 p.m. This month’s event will be held in the main lobby of the theatre. Open mic to follow for songwriters of original material.

January 8

• Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group invites Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents to their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Coquitlam Pinetree Community Centre. All those involved with prostate problems are encouraged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm at 604-936-8703 or Ken at 604-936-2998.

January 8

• The next meeting of the Garibaldi Art Club is at 7 p.m. in the craft room on the third floor of The ACT. G.A.C. membership is $50 or $40 for seniors. New members are welcome. Come and find out about upcoming events for 2013. Info: www. GaribaldiArtClub.com.

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Sports

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Recreation

Reach The TIMES' sports desk: Phone: 604-463-2281 or email: smclaren@mrtimes.com

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A young tyke learned to skate.

Keep kids safe Each year the emergency room at BC Children’s Hospital sees hundreds of children and teenagers for injuries resulting from winter sports. These sports include ice hockey, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing. Paramedics and doctors recommend wearing the appropriately sized protective equipment when participating in any winter sport. A properly-fitted helmet should be worn at all times and is recommended for many sports. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Maria Rantanen/TIMES

On the Fly by Jeff Weltz

A fly fishing instructor and outdoor writer, Jeff has fished the area since the early 1970s. Contact him at fishingnewsman@gmail.com

Participants in the Generations Run, held at Osprey Village on Jan. 1, ranged in age and physical ability. Some chose longer, some shorter distances to either run or walk. Several dogs took part in the event as well.

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Run participants cross generations

Change welcomed The fourth annual New Year’s day run One of the many blessings of living in B.C.’s Lower Mainland is that while one fishery is in respite, another takes its place. And so as we close out 2012, bidding farewell to the salmon in our rivers, we enter 2013 welcoming the steelhead. For this occasion columnist and fly fishing instructor Jeff Weltz has selected another piece on steelhead fishing from The Anglers Coast, authored by Russell Chatham. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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

raised $775 for children with cancer. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

More than 120 people came out to run, walk, or stroll at the Athletes In Kind (AIK) New Year’s day Generations Run in Pitt Meadows. Some chose a two-kilometre route, others chose five- or 10-kilometre routes along the dikes in south Pitt Meadows in the fourth annual event. AIK is a non-profit organization that supports B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents Association at BC Children’s Hospital. This year’s run raised $775 for the cause. Organizers of the annual run are Lorie and Eric Muller, the founders of AIK. Since it was

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Some participants walked the New Year’s day Generations Run, which was put on by Athletes In Kind. founded in 2005, the non-profit has raised $150,000 for families struggling because their children have cancer. The money raised comes from various events including an annual headshave. The money is then channeled to families in need through the BC Childhood Cancer

Parents Association. The event is a “fun run,” according to Lorie, so there are no race numbers or timing. “We try hard to make this a family fun run so that people are not intimidated on the race type atmosphere and timing,” said Lorie. “However, we have increased our numbers by double since 2010, and our donations by three times since 2010.” The fact that there was no rain, made it a great day for a run or walk, she said, and each individual could choose whether to go two, five, or 10 kilometres. “Some were on their New Year’s resolution, some were by habit, some working off the hangover but all were ‘purposeful running’ to help families that struggle financially because of childhood cancer,” Lorie added. The run attracted participants of all ages, with the youngest recorded at 18 months and the oldest at 86 years.

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Art exhibition

Clay creations showcased A first-time young potter had dragonand fantasy-themed works of art on display at The ACT.

Egg, and Wyrm, inspired from a drawing book on dragons and fantasy. Ethan recently acquired a book on monsters which he is using as the inspiration for his future art work. He is particularly interested in flying and giant monsters. At 12 years of age, with no apparThe Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts ent previous clay instruction, Ethan Lee Council has promised to provide Ethan created very fine art work that recently with the dimensions of the art studio kiln attracted a lot of attention at The ACT. so that prior to beginning his next project Ethan was a student in a clay class, at The ACT, he will be able to determine Pottery/Ceramic Arts for Kids, with how “giant” a monster he will be able to instructor Nicole Smith at The ACT. create and have fired. Ethan came to the class as a student new In the children’s pottery class, the to clay. He tried to challenge himself instructor comes each week with a proand see if he could use the clay to create ject which teaches different pottery techone of his favourite subjects – dinosaurs, niques. These techniques can be applied dragons, and monsters. to either pottery or other “He is a driven, dediceramic arts. cated, and talented boy; Many students but he did experience embrace the project preseveral heart-breaking sented by the instructor, failed attempts as he but some have their learned how to handle own ideas. the clay. Eventually, In these individual through persistence and cases the instructor can dedication to the image work with the student in his head, he created a one-on-one to hone the few beautiful successful needed skills to execute pieces, which should be the idea, which is, after celebrated as a job well all, how many artists done,” Smith said. work. Ethan agrees that “Often artists learn Twelve-year-old Ethan Lee had three pieces the skills they need to there was a challenge with his project. of art displayed at The ACT after his first execute an idea they “The wings and small foray into pottery. have on the go,” Smith pieces kept falling off said. and although it’s not “Approaching art in difficult to attach the legs it was hard to this way often leads to several attempts get the dragon to stand on the legs so at a project and many failures along the the work was complete with having the way,” she said. dragon lie on its side,” Ethan said. The ACT continues to offer clay proPrior to finishing the dragon, Ethan grams for young people and adults. decided to add blood to the beak with “We are seeing more and more people blood seemingly oozing from the gums interested in doing this type of work,” and off the teeth after a meal. When said Carol Cheremkora, arts program asked if the dragon was attacking somemanager with the arts council. thing or defending someone, Ethan said “This coming year we will be including “No, he was just hungry.” claymation in our summer camp program The inspiration for the dragons came ‘The Animation Lab’ and we really hope from the novel The Fire Within by Chris Ethan and other budding artists will enjoy d’Lacey. The story is about a 20-year-old creating their own masterpieces.” man who goes to college and needs a Registration for 2013 arts programs is place to stay. He ends up staying with a open now at www.recreg4u.ca. woman and her daughter who earns her For information on the clay art classes living by making clay dragons. at The ACT and all other art programs The three pieces of Ethan’s artwork that offered by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows were displayed at The ACT included: Fire Arts Council go to www.theactmapleBreathing Dragon, Dragon hatched from ridge.org/programs.

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Holiday season hits 224th Street.

Deb Davison photos

A variety of colourful fall scenes.

Chris Carter photo

The sunny skies of Dec. 30 made for calm waters along the Fraser River and a beautiful clear sky as a backdrop for this picture of Golden Ears Bridge, taken by 14-year-old Chris Carter.

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TIMES readers, thank you. Once again, you didn’t disappoint. When we asked you to pick up your cameras and share with us some of your favourite scenery photographs that depict the richness and beauty that make up Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, you stepped up. A number of local residents shared pictures of the community, from the waterways to the mountains and from the dikes to other landmarks such as the Golden Ears Bridge and the Downtown Maple Ridge strip of 224th Street, between Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road. Stunning photos. Thank you.

Jennifer Williams and her boyfriend Daryl Crawford awoke “super early” one morning to watch the sunrise on the dikes, catching these photos (above, right, below) in the process.

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Jennifer Williams and Daryl Crawford photo

Spiders can create some incredibly intricate and beautiful webs in short order. This one was found along the dikes.

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Katlyn Begin, nine, joined her father in fishing along the Fraser River.


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Business development

Investment inquiries are on the rise in Pitt Meadows large tenants sign deals to locate within the Golden Ears Business Centre, which will result in an additional 300,000 square feet of industrial space with construction beginning in 2013. Two hundred to 300 jobs are forecast as a result of these new tenants. In addition, inquiries from international companies looking for investment opportunities in agri-food production, aerospace, and light assembly manufacturing are also increasing. Inquiries in 2012 were from companies in Europe and Asia. The PMEDC team recently had an opportunity to provide a community tour for an international company.

Kate Zanon Is CEO of Pitt Meadows Economic Development. Contact her at kzanon@ thinkpittmeadows.ca

Developing Ideas by Kate Zanon

T

he focus and work by the development community, the City, and the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation (PMEDC) is resulting in increased investment in Pitt Meadows. The fall of 2012 saw two new

Dignitaries were amazed by the number of opportunities that Pitt Meadows offers. This one visit has already resulted in additional investment inquiries for Pitt Meadows. Every time the PMEDC team has an opportunity to showcase Pitt Meadows, the community always exceeds our visitors’ expectations.

Big picture for 2013

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MEDC has a busy year planned for 2013 with activities and projects planned in each of our core service areas. Those area include business retention and expansion, marketing and attraction, community

outreach, and capacity building. Here’s a peek at some of our work-plan items: • Expanding the business retention and expansion program – lots of valuable information comes out of these interviews with Pitt Meadows business owners and managers; • Participating in regional transportation conversations; • Plotting investment opportunities and projects on a dynamic mapping tool; • Distributing and compiling results from a business survey; • Continuing to implement the Invest North Fraser BC Jobs Plan projects; • Identifying and coordinating business mentorship resources;

• Conducting a trade area and asset analysis; • Rolling out enhancements to the www.thinkpittmeadows.ca website; and • Supporting the implementation of the new inter-municipal business licence program. So, as you can see, it’s going to be a productive and exciting year. If you have any questions about the work PMEDC is doing, the direction we’re heading, or would like to contribute to our initiatives, we’d love for you to connect with us at 604-465-9481 or by email EDinfo@thinkpittmeadows.ca. Information is also available online at www.thinkpittmeadows.ca.

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ROBINSON, Wilma Fraser

WALTON, Nora Florence Born April 28th, 1920 In 1945 Mom arrived in Haney BC as a young widow with 3 small boys from a small town in AB. In 1947 she and Ron Walton married . they had 3 children, and together they raised 6 children through some very tough times. With the help of her father they opened/operated the Alouette Inn ( Black Sheep Pub) in Maple Ridge from 1946-51. In 1961 they moved to Duncan where mom worked at various restaurants including the Silver Bridge and Quamichan Inn. 1970 brought a move to James Bay that would last 43 years. Mom worked at the Empress Hotel until dad’s retirement in 1982. That began a wonderful time of travel for them, for many years. They traveled to Hawaii for 30 some years each winter. The little motor home that mom drove, (and dad kept shiny) brought many happy times with family and friends all over our island as well as many places in the US. also there were a multitude of cruises that were very much enjoyed as well. Nora (mom) slipped away peacefully in the early morning hours of Dec 24th, 2012, at her son’s home in Duncan, with her husband of 65 years by her side. A life well lived, to the fullest for 92 ½ years… Nora was predeceased by grandson Timmy, sister Betty, daughter Lynda, son Marvin. She is survived by Husband Ron, sons- Gary (Pat) Walton, Wayne (Jeanette) Schultz, Terry (Marty) Walton, Ron (Deb)Walton, Daughter-in-law Rose Schultz, son-in-law Dave Whiteway. Grandchildren- Gloria (Henry), Shelley, Lana, Tina, Keri (Tim), Berky (Shelley), Ashely. Great Grandchildren – Carly (Chris), Tana, Jade, Chase. Great great Grandson – Alex Cremation, Private family memorial. No flowers Please, donation to Charity of choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com H.W. Wallace 250-701-0001

Of Pitt Meadows, passed away on December 18th, 2012. She was born In Port Haney on January 31, 1923. Wilma was the 4th daughter of Hal Menzies and Ethel Best , pioneer families of Haney and Pitt meadows. There she resided her entire life, except during WWII , when her Husband George was posted in the Air Force at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, where her first two sons were born . An avid environmentalist, Wilma was deeply concerned for the protection and preservation of the flora and fauna of Lower Mainland, particularly Pitt Polder where she loved spending her time traversing the dykes and wading through the marshes. Wilma wrote a natural history column for the local paper for many years. She was a founding member of the Alouette Field Naturalists and a compiler of the Pitt Meadows Audubon Christmas Bird count for many years. From both of which she met many of her long time friends that she enjoyed so much adventure with. Wilma will be greatly missed by sister Jean, her 4 sons; Jim, Gordie, Steve, and Robin; 11 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren, and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband George Robinson, Jack Major, her brother Jim, sisters Mary and Dorothy. We would like to give special thanks to her good friends Yukiko Tanaka and Chum Richardson for the care they showed our Mother. A celebration of life will be held on Her 90th birthday, January 31, at the Royal Canadian Legion #88 in Maple Ridge at 130 pm .

CHILD, William Geoffrey November 23, 1919 - December 26, 2012 Bill will be loved and sadly missed by his wife Dorothy of 68 years, his children, Carol O’Connor, Barry (Linda) Child and Marilyn (Larry) Hall, his grandchildren, Shane (Kirsten), Kim (Rick), Ryan (Sherry), Kristy, Lisa and Michael (Erin), his greatgrandchildren Cole, Ashley, Hailey, Austin, Cory, Shayna, Landon and Chrissa and his brother Ken. Bill was born in Vancouver and served in the Army 15th Coast Artillery for 5 years during World War II. He resided in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Maple Ridge for 40 years and spent his last 6 years in Chilliwack. He worked many years in the retail food industry. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Dogs

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Office Personnel

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Management

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Social Services

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

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LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

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Coquitlam

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

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Chilliwack

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

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IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

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Langley/ Aldergrove

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

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HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512 NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

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IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on ambition, status, prestige relationships and your dealings with authorities. From 2008 to 2024, higher-ups are serious, implacable, heavy-handed. Yet, from 2011 to 2018, rebellious urges visit you strongly; you have seldom been so unwilling to compromise. The result could be a battle royal: but before you enter it, contemplate their motives and your options. To succeed, fulfill higher-ups’ dreams and social wishes, which are the same as your own financial, research and/or sexual goals. Sorry this is puzzling: no other way to express it. Clues Sunday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Soon love questions will be resolved – the mysterious, the lustful, will dissolve to become understanding, gentle affection. (That’s not a decrease in love, but a transformation to a stronger base.) Continue, all month, to avoid friction with higher-ups: smile, tackle chores promptly. You might be “kicked upstairs” – into a management role. The nicest thing: these weeks are filled with a mellow wisdom: useless fears melt away. Relationships (to autumn 2015) are slow, demand loyalty and “repeated effort” – but this trend also brings the right mate to singles – clues Sunday. Gemini May 21-June 20: As I predicted, your friendship circle has begun to grow over the last few months (compared to 1996-2011). This month, you might fear that the old barrier has returned, as a solitary mood steals over you. But this is temporary – by late January, and especially February to June (and doubly especially in April) your optimism will return, and friendships will increase again! Meanwhile, use the solitude, depths, mysteries and urges of the present to invest, or to make good changes in your life: bold changes! (Best Thursday/Friday.) Protect health Sunday/Monday. New vistas midweek.

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$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576 REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

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Cancer June 21-July 22: This week starts with romance and/or passion – and/or, because the passion can be creative, or about a risky venture, or passion for a child’s future. Be careful in these – a secret, a too-lustful approach, or a money or health factor (e.g., herpes) could lead love into disappointment or anger. Be moderate. Tackle chores midweek. Thursday/Friday bring opportunity and opposition. True love is a potential all week, but if true love is born now, it’s likely to be a fiery, perhaps rocky one! The weekend is for mulling, figuring it all out. All month, invest or research in career. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A pile of work faces you. (With more chores than you might suspect on the home front, as Sunday/Monday hint.) Might as well plunge in and get it done. A relationship heats up now into February – this can be love or enmity, but a definite societal, intellectual, travel, cultural or legal theme accompanies it. “Dynamic” couples might agree to wed – or travel. Tuesday/Wednesday emphasize romance, pleasure, sports, creative surges and speculative ventures, but only Tuesday “come through.” There’s that work – in spades – Thursday/Friday. Careful Saturday eve: wrong relationship! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The accent lies on romance, creativity, sports, games, charming kids, beauty and pleasure – you’re riding a winning streak, especially Thursday/Friday, when a new love affair or a new creative project could start. But work demands your attention, too. This week, a schedule keeps you from careening all over the place. (Ignore schedules next week, when opportunities need flexibility.) Sunday (better) and Monday (a dud) feature short trips, communications, curiosity and variety. Attend to your foundations, home and family (and your need for rest) midweek – start projects Tuesday.

GREAT VALUE 4 BR t/hse (over 1,600 sq ft) in popular Easthill. Ammens include rec room and swimming pool. View of the inlet and mnts. $349K neg. Please call (604) 939-0120 or e-mail sol.friedman2011@gmail.com.

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

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Surrey

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Richmond

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

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SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

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Vancouver East Side

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593 ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

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Jan. 6 - Jan. 12, 2013

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The focus lies on home, children, nutrition, land, security, retirement. These basic matters are undergoing deep, significant change in the 2008-2024 period. Many Librans “made their nest” in the last three years: but now you might be spending on that nest, or on your children. You don’t mind, because you see the lasting value involved. Still, keep expenses in line with a conservative income picture, now to late 2015 (clues Sunday/Monday). A romantic thread winds through January, could lead you to a true mate, especially from the 21st into February. Security and amour don’t mix. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent lies on communications and travel, especially Thursday/ Friday, when a new project might emerge. Be curious – what you find now might form the basis for future projects/actions. E.g., you might wander into a neighbourhood where your next home will be. Act slowly, wisely and gently on the home front all month. Your energy and charisma soar Sunday/ Monday (though little might get done Monday – stick to routine jobs). Chase money, buy/sell Tuesday. Settle into home comforts Saturday – a.m. lucky, p.m. not. Soon – not yet – a major, beneficial lifestyle change will arrive. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money (buy/ sell, expand clients, tug your boss’s shirttail, etc.). That will be easier next week than this one, but by waiting you might miss a good opportunity (probably Thursday/Friday) to launch a lucrative process. You’ll feel restless all month, as a streak of curiosity and wanderlust draw you toward a pleasurable (or romantic) destination. Reading, writing, news media and coffee shops can ease your itchy feet. If you have feelings for someone, tell them. Don’t mistake solitude for security. Lie low, rest early week. You shine Monday/Tuesday! Travel Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness continue at a yearly high. Start important projects, see and be seen, call in favours, propose new schemes to bosses or employees. You’re on a rise! Money flows to you all month – bank it, or you could lose more than you gain. Spend only – carefully – on household items, real estate, food and shelter. Your optimism, cheerfulness and happiness rise on a swell of friendly feeling Sunday/Monday. (Monday, money and social plans might conflict.) Until late 2015 your hopes and wishes will be sober, serious – and more likely to come true. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Retreat, plan. Rest, contemplate. Support others, and seek support if you need it. Therapy, charitable acts, interfacing with government agencies or corporate head offices – these go well. Your determination and sex appeal are strong now, but keep them “in reserve.” Avoid overexertion, and overstaying your welcome. By the 19th onward, you’ll burst into an all-round explosion of accomplishment. Higher-ups are observing Sunday/ Monday. Smile, rather than vent your frustration Monday. Hope returns midweek. But the full extent of your weariness hits Thursday/Friday: find sweet rest. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This week and next bring popularity, light romance, wish fulfillment, entertainment and optimistic plans for the future. Be thoughtful Sunday/Monday. Wisdom will nudge you to reject a money source that’s “tainted” or too secretive. Be ambitious Tuesday; act early, take steps to firm/form alliances and seize career opportunities. Wednesday’s the same, a pleasant, ambitious day – trouble is, it yields little. Stick to routine. That popularity and light romance arrive strongly Thursday/ Friday – enjoy! But retreat Saturday, take a rest. All month, avoid unsavoury people and locales. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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For Sale by Owner

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Condos/ Townhouses

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

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For Sale by Owner

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

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Houses - Sale

6020-08 2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

PAD IN Ruskin MHP. Pet & family friendly! Rent $449/mo. Great view of Stave River. New home $89,900 incl F&S, DW, upgraded carpet. Call Chuck 604-830-1960. PropertyGuys.com id # 81635

6020 REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

Coquitlam

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

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Ladner/ South Delta

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

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Chilliwack

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Vancouver East Side

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Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

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(Rolling Stones)

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

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PAD IN Ruskin MHP w/view, pet, fam ok, rent $449/mo, new home $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

Lots & Acreage

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CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

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1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

New Westminster

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CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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Okanagan/ Interior

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

5 ACRE blueberry farm with garage water & sewer at property line $949K 604-880-5069 see uSELLaHOME.com id5642 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582 AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

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ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

Industrial/ Commercial

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613 11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

Mobile Homes

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951

“You can’t always get what you want.”

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556 SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

6035

6065

Recreation Property

Mobile Homes OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

(in 3 markets), + one online ad (on 12 websites) until sold*. Craig can’t do that!

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

*some conditions apply

Forget updating and monitoring ads. We do the work. You get what you need – guaranteed! Book today!

604-630-3300 www.mrtimes.com

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

Surrey

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

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

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

6020-34

6020

ONE OF A KIND HOME in Coquitlam, 3600sf, $150k in renos, Mortgage helper, $799,900. Call 604-768-8879

Difficulty Making Payments?

Abbotsford

Houses - Sale

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

6020-02

6020

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

6020-30

Port Moody

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

6035

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

From the City to the Valley

604-630-3300

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

Mobile Homes

HUGE DISCOUNTS QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES 1-800-339-5133 New and Used Homes Park spaces available Service work available


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, January 3, 2013

REAL ESTATE HOME SERVICES 6050

Out Of Town Property

6052

Real Estate Investment

8055

Cleaning

HOUSE CLEANING ★ Move Ins/Outs ★ Staging ★ Organizing ★ Inside Windows ★ Blinds Gift Cards for All Locations PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

6065

Recreation Property

8075

Drywall

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

6052

Real Estate Investment

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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.

• SNOW REMOVAL

• Fast Reliable Service

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

COMPLETE MAINTENANCE 604-786-8769

8130

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

6508

Apt/Condos

COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, N/P. $740. Dec 1. 604-939-9281.

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-8905

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

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

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U. Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, balcy. $795 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av immed. NS/NP. 604-888-7986

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

Cell: 604 813-8789

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-863-9980 PARK TERRACE

Call for Specials! Spacious Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & hot water. Resident Mgr.

Call 604-530-0030

www.cycloneholdings.ca

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

Free Est.

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

942-5394

Want your ad to be noticed?

Advertise in the Ridge-Meadows Classifieds!

MRTimes.com Call 604-998-0218

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842

8155

Landscaping

LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE, fall cleanups, salting, snow removal Aries Bobcat, Dave 604-808-9017

8160

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

9102

Auto Finance

9125

Domestic

Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

1977 DODGE Daytona Charger, 2 door, auto, V8, 2 tone blue, 1 owner, $7,500. 604 576-0836

We Loan Our Own $$$$

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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

9125

Domestic

9110

Collectibles & Classics

2012 MUSTANG GT #UC213035 $31,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928 2008 PT Cruiser, white, auto, 4 dr, exc cond. 55km, all seasons, 4 new snow tires, Estate Sale, $9000 obo. Call 604-287-8756

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau special model, like new loaded. $6600. 604-534-2997 www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

BOOK A JOB AT

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

It’s full of local listings that can save you money

Renovations & Home Improvement

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

8240

AUTOMOTIVE

Lawn & Garden

Thinking of Renovating?

1991 CHEVROLET Corsica Stk# UC250637 $1,980 West Coast Nissan. 1-888-466-4679

2004 CHRYSLER Pt Cruiser GT Turbo 5sp, 98K, 1 owner, f/load, exc. cond, $5395, 604-855-2337

9129

Luxury Cars

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

604-630-3300 mrtimes.com

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

6508

Apt/Condos

COQ CENTRE newer 1 BR, 1 BR + den, 2 BR 2 bath, suites in rental building located in Windsor Gate Estates. Includes clubhouse, h/w, 5 appls, nr transit, cats ok, N/S. From $1060. Dec 1. Move-in bonus. Van 604-468-1698

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

Handyperson

Be sure to check the classifieds LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

8200

Ridge Meadows since 1999

HW DRYWALL CONTRACTING Jobs big or small + textured ceiling repairs. Cell: 614-4732

• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

Gutters

★ GUTTER CLEANING ★ HOUSE WASHING ★ XMAS LIGHT INSTALL

mariescustomizedcleaning @gmail.com Call Marie 604-467-1118

8080 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

8125

A25

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

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

6510

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

(Pitt Meadows) 2 BR, $1030/mo, $2500 share purchase. 3 BR, $1134/mo, $3500 share purchase. By bus & schools. No subsidy. Pets ok. 604 465-1938

6515

Duplexes - Rent

COQ 5 mins to L/heed mall 3 BR in 4 plex, 1.5 baths, 1250 sf , skylight $1250 also 2 BR lower 1200 sf $995. 4 appls, fnced yd, 2 car pkng. Av now. 604-346-8569

6540

IND IT F IT

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

BBY N. VIEW upper 2 BR + Den, 2 baths, shared w/d & utils, $1300, Lower 2 BR $850, n/p, 121 North Warwick. 604 299-0403 COQ CENTRE, Westwood St. Upper 3 BR, 5 appls, patio, carport. Avail Jan 1. $1100 + 2/3 utls. N/S. Pet ok. 778-968-7966

1986 CHRYSLER New Yorker w/collector plates, 66,000 orig km, loaded, $2950 obo 604-855-0633

POCO RANCHERS; 3 BR, 2 bath or 3 BR, 1 bath. reno’d, all appl. $1500. NS/NP. 604-657-6448 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

COQ 2 BR g/lvl ste, incls utils & cbl, w/d, $1300, nr Poirer Rec Ctr, ns/np, Avail Now. 604-931-6709

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUY SELL FIND I IT IT IT

2007 CHARGER #UC856054 $10,500. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

2009 MUSTANG GT California Special $26,400. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

COQ CENTRAL, 1 BR gr lev ste, new carpet, paint, priv patio/yrd, sh’d W/D, $750 inc util. NS/NP. Avail Feb 1. 604-299-5435

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT I

2005 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser Conv. $8,000 Stk# UT620748 West Coast Mazda (866) 334-2122

Suites/Partial Houses

THE BUY T SELL T FIND T INCLASSIFIEDS I I I

BUY T I

SELL

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

Houses - Rent

AVAIL JAN 15/FEB 1, 4 BR house, 2633 James St., Abbotsford. $1500/mo. No utils, No Pets. Can be used as legal office space as well. 604-583-6844, 604 809-7796

6602

2004 DODGE Neon, 2.0 SX, a/c, power windows, standard tran, 200k, exc cond. $3200 604-824-6792 or 604-855-1406

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

2011 MUSTANG COUPE #UC143138 $18,300. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371

9160

Sports & Imports

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

E-SCOOTERS NEW & USED Have collection of E-Scooters. All performance mods & Lithium available. Christmas Specials! $800 - $1600. 604 615-6245.

9135

9145

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2007 MAZDA 3 sedan,Stk# UC696112. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2004 MAZDA B3000, Stk# UT011369. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2007 MAZDA3 $11,500 Stk# UC767667 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2007 FORD E-150 Stk# UT024943 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679 2002 MAZDA 626 auto, air, Stk# UC276035. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2003 CADILLAC Escalade, low km’s, original white, loaded. $21,500 obo, 604-855-6108

2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA UC253372 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

604-761-7175

2003 FORD F-150 LARIAT SUPERCREW Excellent condition with 5.4 L engine, trailer towing pkg. Leer tonneau cover. 164,000 kms. $12,500. Call: (604) 852-9002

THE SCRAPPER

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2004 Chev. Silverado 2500HD 4X4Crew Duramax 183K, leather, 25K on new tires, loaded, short box, no accidents, Exc. shape $22,900. (604) 798-1158

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 9155

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

E

1993 FORD Explorer Ltd. 6' lift on 35' tires, running gear danna straight front axel, fully rebuilt w/chrome molly inner and outer axel shafts, new universal & brakes, motor replaced with a newer less km V6 that runs great. All leather interior with power seats, $4800 obo. 604-220-0910

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

2010 TOYOTA Matrix, Stk# UC213959 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

2011 F-150 Platinum #UT098192 $46,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

9160

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

2004 CELICA GT-S #UC072420 $9500. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928 2008 ACCORD EX-L #UC02003A $18,800. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

2011 HYUNDAI Sonata, $16,995 Stk# UC094740 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

Vans

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends 2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

1994 MAZDA MX6 Stk# UC197588 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

*some conditions apply

$49 includes: one newspaper ad (in 3 markets) + 1 online ad (on 12 websites) until sold*.

604-630-3300 www.mrtimes.com

2005 BIGFOOT Camper, 9 ft 6, 2 new vents, air cond, fully equip, $18,000, 604-746-8210

9522

2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

2009 26’ Grey Wolf super light brand new trailer, 1 pull out, 3 pce bath, full kit, 15’ awning, used 4x. $16,000 obo. 604-532-0726

RV’s/Trailers 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

2009 SMART Fortwo, low kms, Stk# UC301524 $7,980 West Coast Nissan 1-888-466-4679

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

Sell Your Car.

1998 SLUMBER Queen, Autum Special, immaculant cond, light weight, 8ft camper, toilet, sink, stove, sleeps 4, 3way fridge, $5800 obo, Tom 604-807-0209

Boats

2005 MAZDA RX-8 GT $11,995 Stk#UC146248 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

9515

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961 2009 COROLLA #UC053122 $12,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

1995 FORD F-250, 7.3 DIESEL, auto, 2WD, long box, ext cab, new tires, 1 owner, exc cond, 350km, all hwy $6500 604-744-8111

2006 TOYOTA Sienna Stk# UT496283 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

Sports & Imports 2005 ACURA TL #UC803362 $12,800. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

1994 - 11 ft Timberline Camper. Electric jacks & more. Excellent cond. $7,950. Call 604-576-6598

2004 PONTIAC Montana, auto, 7 passager, grey, no accidents, 180Kms, $3,900. 778 278-5188

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1988 MAZDA B2200, low rider, with mags, good cond. working order, $3500 obo. 604-859-1939

RV’s/Trailers

2010 LEXUS IS350C, Stk# UC503513 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

2004 AUDI A4, auto, 4dr, grey, loaded, no accidents, 1 owner, 146Kms, $8,900. 778 278-5188

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9522

2007 TOYOTA Matrix $12,000 Stk#UC650872 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2009 NISSAN MURANO Stk# UT108904 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

2007 NISSAN SENTRA Stk# UC600479 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2008 MKX #UT023155 $26,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

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

2010 KIA FORTE COUPE Stk# UC106435 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

9173 2007 MAZDA3 Sport $9,900. Stk#UC619188 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2007 TOYOTA Tacoma 4x4, STK# UT409018 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

Scrap Car Removal

Sports & Imports

2001 VW CABRIO Stk# UC814127 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

Parts & Accessories

CAR DOLLY good condition 13 inch wheels, has many uses, $450 obo 604-820-8218

9160

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

1997 JEEP Grand Cherokee LTD all wheel dr, 171K loaded, was $6500 now $5995 ex cond 604-793-5520

2000 GMC Sierra 3500 Auto 210,000 kms crew cab 4x4 long box 350 eng Auto work truck incl. canopy & headache rack $3,500. 604-820-0486

Sports & Imports

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610 2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039

9160

1977 DODGE camper van. Good condition. Stove/fridge/furnace. $2,800 obo. 604-599-3835

2011 TRIPLE-E, Class B, M/H, 6yr wrty, low km’s, loaded, mint, $95,000 obo, 604-855-6108 2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

2010 HONDA Civic DX-G, stk# UC044851. West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319 2010 VW Tourag, 39km, touch screen nav, leather, luxury pkg, trailer hitch, moon roof, push button start, very clean, no acc, $43,000 obo, call 604-351-5631

1988 CLASS A Triple E REGENCY motorhome, lenght 32 ft, gmc 450, stored 4 yrs, updated new michelins, bathroom fixtures, freezer, fridge, laminate flrs, carpet throughout, sell due to medical cond. $15,000 must be seen. 1980 AQUA STAR ski boat 115 hp evinrude, in exc cond, fully equiped depth sound, sonar, ship to shore radios, water skis, wet line tubes for towing, new top tow bar, remote docking all on shoreline trailor, sell due to health, $15,000. Call 604-793-0124 2003 30’ Citation Supreme 5th Whl, 2 slides, exc cond, rear living, loaded, many extras, new tires & batteries. Hitch incl. $32,000. 604-794-7529 (Chwk)

26’ TOPAZ Rear Bunk Model 1 kms 26’ rear bunk model. Top quality and excellent condition. $9,500. shayley@shaw.ca

9535

Snowmobiles/ ATV

2003 ARCTIC CAT, SNOWMOBILE Z440, fan cooled, electric start, reverse, 121in track, twincarbs, 50 orig miles, $2800 obo. Call Dave 604-850-7381


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Thursday, January 3, 2012

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