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Thousands of people came out to see Santa Claus in the parade in Maple Ridge on Saturday night and to enjoy the festivities at Memorial Peace Park.

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Santa thrills thousands Kids of all ages waited streetside for a wave from St. Nick on Saturday in Maple Ridge. by Sylver McLaren

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Santa Claus was a very busy man at Saturday night’s Christmas celebrations in Maple Ridge. First the big guy in red was seen with Mrs. Claus getting his pictures taken with all the children. Next, he was switching on the coloured lights on the big tree in Memorial Peace Park. And finally, he starred in the parade, waving and “ho ho hoing” to hundreds of kids who eagerly awaited his arrival in town. Santa’s float was the last of about 50 entries to make its way through the Maple Ridge downtown core during the parade.

So what’s up next for the jolly old day season, the bearded gentleman elf? It will be a lot of back and forth said: “Tell your families ‘I love you’ to the North Pole in the remaining before it’s too late. That’s the kind days leading up to Christmas Eve. of message I’d like to give. Visit And asked what Santa does the your folks or grandparents and give rest of the year, he them a big hug for admitted to spendChristmas.” “Tell your ing part of the time Asked about the living among us families ‘I love highlights of his – under the alias of namesake parade, you’… give Don Gehring (but Santa Claus said them a big hug he loved the keep that under More your proverbial for Christmas.” miniature horses Photos hat), as a supposed pulling his sleigh Santa Claus Online retired pub owner (giving a much from Maple Ridge needed rest to his with three children, five grandchilreindeer). “The little horses were dren, and four great-grandchildren. dear little things, the cutest,” he said. And much of his off-season is But his favourite part was again “All devoted to building bird houses, garthe little ones. Even the parents love dening, and writing poetry. to see their little ones running up and “I look forward to everyday,” said touching my hand.” Claus, who is rumoured to be turning And he’s always amused when a 79 just days before Christmas. couple of young children asked him Asked what message he’d like if he’s the real Santa. “Ho ho ho, of to share with the masses this holicourse I am,” he always replies.

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aple Ridge wrestling champion Disco Fury is no tart, but he sure loves his mother-in-law’s Back Breaker Butter Tarts. “You’ll get smacked in the face, full of taste, with these tarts,” said Disco Fury, the Westview graduate and owner of All Star Wrestling. “I hail from the town where legends are born and bred – Maple Ridge, where the athletes are strong and the people are kind, so everyone, all aboard this disco train ride and SLAM these butter tarts down for the count!” said Disco, who will team up with partner Gorgeous Michelle Starr and go up against Bollywood Lions, on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Cloverdale fairgrounds. The match follows the Firestorm Rumble, where two wrestlers start and another joins in the action. The winner of this match wins the Adam Firestorm Memorial Belt. Firestorm died in November 2009, and all proceeds from the night go to a trust fund for his son, Thomas. Info: at vtixonline.com or by calling 778-839-0872.

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Fire Chiefs for a Day Olivia Bastaja and Caden Lubchynski.

Recruits disciplined Failing uniform inspection landed two of Maple Ridge fire department’s newest recruits in proverbial hot water, requiring them to do push ups. That was the punishment dished out to Olivia Bastaja and Caden Lubchynski during their short-lived tenure as local firefighters. The pair were crowned Fire Chief for a Day recently, getting a chance to meet the mayor, and visit Firehall #1 and the Justice Institute of B.C. fire safety training centre facilities. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Two charged for riot Two Maple Ridge men are among the first 25 people to be charged with Stanley Cup riot offences. Jeff Post and Connor Epp have both been charged with participating in a riot and mischief in relation to the riot that broke out in downtown Vancouver following the Canucks loss of the Stanley Cup on June 15. In total, 61 charges have been laid against men, women, and one young offender from across the Lower Mainland. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Students across School District 42 gave the world around them the “silent treatment” last week. For a 24-hour period that started Nov. 30, approximately 70 students at Maple Ridge Secondary took a Vow of Silence to create awareness for child slaves and soldiers in countries rife with poverty, forced child labour, and abuse. “These children don’t have access to the opportunities that [we] kids here are so privileged to have, but so easily take for granted,” said Rachel Carrier, one of the organizers of the MRSS vow. By taking the vow, students pledged to stay silent for 24 hours. That meant no talking, no texting, no Facebook, no Twitter, and no communication of any kind whatsoever. “By doing this not only do we grasp a better understanding of what these children have – not because they’re literally mute, but because no one will hear them… and also others will see that this is a matter that needs to be dealt with,” Carrier explained. MRSS Grade 12 student Kyla Seward said not being able to communicate, verbally or electronically, was very difficult. “It’s so automatic to speak,” she said. “Sometimes you want to say something as simple as ‘thank you’ to someone.” Carrier recalled that on Nov. 30, she accidentally “mowed over” a school-mate in the hallway. “I couldn’t say anything, and

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“Mum” was the word last week for Maple Ridge Secondary students, who took a vow of silence to raise awareness for children across the world who aren’t given a voice. I felt so bad because I couldn’t apologize,” she said. Equally challenging: steering clear of emails and texts. “It also makes you realize, what is our world coming to when these children can’t say anything for themselves, and we take that right for granted,” Seward said. At MRSS, the vow was run by the organization Free the Children. This year, Carrier and others organized the vow as an awareness project in their school, with the hope that the future of their club (HOPE, which is acronym for Helping Other People Everywhere) will carry on larger fundraisers after the current members graduate. The fact a number of Grade 8s

took part in this year’s vow was heartening to Seward. “They’re going to be the future of this school,” she said. “We’re trying to leave a legacy so others can pick it up and continue that kind of [selfless] thinking. It’s not about me, me, me – it’s about us.” At Garibaldi Secondary, the vow started at lunchtime Nov. 30 and the group broke their silence together 24 hours later, on Dec. 1. All participants collected pledges that would go towards a water well they are fundraising for in Sierra Leone. Last year, the Garibaldi community raised $10,000 for a school in Moyamba, Sierra Leone, and are trying to raise $5,000 this year to drill a water

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The weather Friday night was crisp and clear as hundreds of people made their way to Pitt Meadows Spirit Square for the third annual community Christmas party. Formerly called Christmas in the City, organizers say this year’s A Pitt Meadows Christmas was the best attended so far – estimates saying Ronda Payne/TIMES attendance nearly doubled. Sara-Ashlee and little sister Nicole spent time in a fire truck with one of many Many attendees were firstMore emergency personnel on hand at A Pitt Meadows Christmas. timers who expressed enjoyDave Walsh. ters Nicole and Sara. “I learned about ment with this event designed Photos The grounds were filled it from a friend through Facebook.” for families and focused on Online with family fun from fire Another first-time attendee, grandChristmas in their community. trucks and police motormother Gina Coutts, stopped in with Pitt Meadows resident Karen cycles, performances on stage, and three-year-old grandson Drake while Bateson and her family have lived in miniature ponies that delivered Santa on the hunt for Christmas lights. Pitt Meadows since 1973, yet this is Vendors with booths were busy the first year they have attended. Her and Mrs. Claus. “The crowd is good, it’s very and while they described the evening children Emily and Cody spent much entertaining with kids singing,” said as frantic, they were clear about how of their time visting with Santa. Bob Garnett, the evening’s MC. “It’s much they enjoyed it. “I asked for an iPod Touch,” 10a nice crowd for a nice clear, crisp A summary of the event came from year-old Emily shared. evening. It should be cold for a organizer Michael Hayes, president Despite the jovial noise and the Christmas celebration.” of the Pitt Meadows Foundation. huge crowds, there were thankfully Families attending for the first time “It’s about community, it’s about no major issues for the emergency commented on how excited they families, it’s about coming together responders on scene. Instead, they were to discover the celebration; one and it’s about celebrating the season. were able to partake in the sights who learned about it from Facebook. Tonight, it makes it all worthwhile and sounds of the gathering while “I’ve lived here [in Pitt Meadows] – the six months of planning. It’s the showing off their equipment to the for five years and this is the first time best attendance ever; I’d say maybe kids. I’ve heard of it [the event],” said 1,200 to 1,400 people. Easily double “It’s a classic community event,” Deanna Chaves who brought daughthe turnout of last year.” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt.

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Santa Claus (above) held a baby girl in his arms at the tree lighting ceremony. Fourteen-year-old Reid Muller and his sister Elise, 10, posed with their dog in a cutout made by their dad Eric.

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Santa Claus wrapped up a busy weekend by dropping by Osprey Village on Sunday night to the delight of the local children. At the fourth annual Osprey Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Santa, as well as several hundred people, counted down from 10 to watch a tree light up with hundreds of colourful lights. Nearby, carollers sang for local families with sing-along Christmas songs, and Bonson Community Centre was open for

colouring and tours. Kids enjoyed playing tag in the multi-purpose room. And Rudy, the Operation Red Nose reindeer, made an appearance as well, posing for pictures with all the kids, young and old. New to the event this year was three Christmas-themed cutouts designed by local artist Eric Muller. The project was a team-effort between Muller and the wood-working class at Pitt Meadows Secondary. “I did the drawing, but [Matthew Mikes] and his students cut out the shapes,” said Muller. “He also let us work on them at the school,” he added of the gingerbread men, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph cutouts. The project cost Muller approximately $90 and took about 12 hours.

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The Christmas hamper society will help a lot of families this year – thanks partly to the annual stripa-thon held Sunday at the CaddyShack. With bras, a waitress date, and lots of donated items being auctioned off, the bar’s patrons were in the giving mood to help the Maple RidgePitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society make Christmas possible for hundreds of local families. For about eight years, bras have been auctioned off at the annual event. The first year, head server Romana Van Lissum figured she’d get about $50 for her bra and was surprised when it brought in $300. This Sunday, she auctioned off her bra for $1,800.

donated to the hamper society. There are a few complaints every year about the strip-a-thon and its appropriateness as a fundraiser for the hamper society, Van Lissum said, but every year they raise a lot of money that’s needed. “Does it really matter where it comes from?” Van Lissum said. Tom Cameron, co-organizer of the Maple RidgePitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society, said 420 families have already registered for hampers. Donations at boxes in Haney Place Mall and Valley Fair Mall have been minimal. New, unwrapped toys and other gifts can be dropped of at those locations during mall hours. Families can still register for help at Christmas with the society on Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albion Fairgrounds (near Planet Ice). They can also call the hamper office at 604-463-6922 to book a time to register.


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Who the heck is offended? I find it remarkable that there them apart, because it doesn’t are still people out there who are take a structured belief system to trying to rub out Christmas with identify what is right. their political correctness erasers. And Christmas is right. Supposedly, it’s about fear that Or at least: what Christmas some people might be offended means is right. because Christmas may conflict That’s not to say that the with others’ religious beliefs. Christians have a lock on it. I’m Forgive me for asking, but… heartened that every year the which religion is it out there that Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, gets its adherents upset about has been picking up steam. peace and joy and people being And I’d like to hear a few more by Bob Groeneveld nice to each other? Happy Hanukkahs this year, too. I know the Muslims don’t There are lots of great festimind. Many of them put up trees vals and celebrations that can and give gifts. be borrowed, begged, or heck, even stolen to After all, real Muslims share nearly all of their help spread happiness, peace, joy, and general basic tenets with Christianity (not the handwell-being between, within, and among people ful of fundamentalist loonies from both camps everywhere. who make the news by blowing themselves And the only religions that are not welcome and others up – which is, I’ll agree, not a very here are the ones that preach anything else. Christmassy thing to do). Fer cryin’ out loud! Who the heck is offended I haven’t met a single Jew who minds by Christmas? Christmas – they even take part to some extent, Sure, the whole Christmas concept has been although they don’t generally celebrate it as a abused and misused, particularly through comreligious holiday, per se. mercialization. There’s the famous old story of the Jewish guy But if that’s your beef, think of (or better still, who worked double-shifts each Christmas so that donate to) some of the organizations that focus his co-worker friends could be home with kith on feeding and clothing people at Christmas, like and kin. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Sure, it’s been going around so long that it Society, and all year round, like Friends In Need may be true, or may just be an urban legend… Food Bank. but if it is an urban legend, it survives because Or go further afield, and think of the millions it speaks to a basic truth that we all know that of people – mostly children – who could use we all share, regardless of our underpinning a helping hand through a Christmas gift, like belief systems: it feels good to be good, and you World Vision, or Red Cross (or Red Crescent know you’re being good when what you’re doing – trust me, they won’t mind if you call it a makes other people feel good. Christmas gift when you help them to help There isn’t a legitimate religion that doesn’t others), Ten Thousand Villages, or any of a host share the down-to-earth values of peace and joy of good-works organizations, religious or not. and goodwill to all mankind. The only beef that most people who do good The non-religious know it, too. works all around the world all the time have To borrow a phrase from the antithesis of with Christmas is that people let it end at the end of the day, and days like it aren’t celebrated peace: There are no atheists at Christmas. every day of the year. Well, actually, there are – but you can’t tell

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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Occupy fight just beginning Dear Editor,

I have been looking at the disturbing pictures and reading the reports about the suppression of the democratic Occupy Movement and I can assure you that we have seen nothing yet. The full power, control, and money has yet to be seen that the super rich one per cent is undoubtedly prepared to unleash to maintain the status quo, which means

Animal welfare

Buyer beware Dear Editor,

Recently, I purchased a Timber Sleep and Play [cat tree]. A few weeks later, I woke up at 6 a.m. to find my kitten hanging by his neck. I swiftly picked up my kitten and tore the elastic string off of his neck… he was gasping for his last breath. So why am I writing this to you? As a consumer, I contacted the head office of the place of purchase of the item, and I expressed my concerns and the incident that took place. The response I received was an expression of concern about my kitten, followed up with this statement: “This is the first time we have received feedback on this happening, and we do sell thousands of similar trees per month. “Even though this is a sad accident, we do not feel it’s due to faulty product. There are many cat toys, trees, and scratchers on the market that have string/rope danglers, and cats, being cats, do get into everything and enjoy this type of play. “We have taken your comments into consideration and we will discuss this further with our manufacturers for further feedback.” I just want to make people are aware when we go into a pet supply store to make sure the products are safe. I’ve always thought that these products go under some sort of safety screening. Cats will be cats… but at what cost? Get rid of the danglers or any other form of elastic strings hanging off your kittens’ new joy.

Kathy Jackson, Pitt Meadows

End of life

Fraser Health owed a family’s gratitude Dear Editor,

We are quick in today’s society to criticize our health care system. So when we have a positive experience, it is important to recognize it. Recently, I lost my wife of more than 35 years to a chronic disease. But with the help of the Fraser Health palliative care unit, I was fortunate to be able to keep her comfortable and pain-free in our own home for her last days. My family and I are grateful for the skill, sensitivity, and respect shown by the Fraser Health physicians, nurses, and home-care providers who supported us through a very difficult time. We have lost a beloved life partner, mother, and grandmother, but in the process gained a renewed respect for the health-care professionals who helped us through her final days.

Dennis Gardner, Pitt Meadows

keeping the world’s people powerless and enslaved in their miserly quest for the riches of avarice. The one per cent masters of the universe have had a great con going for the last 30 years consolidating their power and wealth. If anyone thinks that they will just give up all the power and money they have accumulated, just because the 99 per cent want a piece of the pie, you are wrong. There will be plenty of blood spilled before this is over. We have witnessed the fact that the chosen few certainly don’t mind spilling the 99 per cent’s blood from Vietnam to all the way to Libya. As a matter of fact, it is one of their main sources of income, as long as it isn’t them or their children. General Eisenhower was right: the military industrial complex will be the downfall of America. It will fall from within at the hands of the one per cent. The government is controlled by and for these chosen few, which means they control the media, military, the police, the courts – just about everybody. It will escalate and without a doubt get bloody before the end. The 99 per cent will win in the end for the simple fact that the present system is not sustainable, never mind all the other injustices such as, simply not conducive to a just, democratic, egalitarian society.

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Civic election

Take action, be decisive Dear Editor,

People can be divided into three groups: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and then there are those who wonder what happened. Nicholas M. Butler Isn’t that so typical of human behaviour, eh? There are those who cannot or will not make a decision, perhaps they look around and hope for an idea, any idea, then, still do not know what to do about whatever troubles them. Nov. 19 was the day for the annual civic election hereabouts. I wonder just how many were like this [indecisive], eh? I wonder how many people were unable to make a decision for which one they were going to vote for… and ended up just marking their ballot just because they felt it was their civic duty, yet really did not know anything about who they were voting for. Or, where they stood about whatever. I must confess that a number of years ago, I was rather like this. A few years ago I decided that was not very responsible, at all. For a much stronger change in my character emerged when I got into the recovery process. Over time, my life became rather like the difference between night and day. My family – and what few friends I had – knew my life had become rather less than ideal (a.k.a. a mess), however, boozers are invariably the last to realize this. The recovery process became absolutely wonderful!

Robert W. Stirling, Maple Ridge

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Three-year-old Ida Taylor, a miniature dachshund and Jack Russell-cross from Pitt Meadows, visited the Fetch A Bone shop Saturday to get a photo taken with the Grinch, the main protagonist in the 1957 Dr. Suess children’s book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Grinch’s heart grew three sizes this Saturday, when he saw all the two- and four-legged supporters who came out to help the SAINTS pet facility. Fetch A Bone pet store in Pitt Meadows offered pet pictures with the Grinch, and $850 was raised for the Mission-based end-of-life pet sanctuary. “It really was a family event with my husband as the Grinch, my sister-in-law donating her time as the photographer, my parents and mother-in-law there helping as well,” said Fetch owner Lisa Davies. Bosley’s is again hosting pet photos with Santa for Katie’s Place on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whether furry, feathered or scaled, Santa welcomes them all. As well, Maple Ridge SPCA is offering pet pictures with Santa for a minimum $5 donation to the shelter. Their fundraising is at the new shelter, 10235 Jackson Rd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. To avoid a lineup, people can book an appointment time by calling 604463-9511.

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Family bake fest high priority for Pitt Meadows mayor to bake for the holidays. The annual Walters baking ritual begins pretty early in the day, and amid wonderful chit-chat, they listen to Christmas music and visit while baking up large quantities of butter tarts, shortbread, and fudge. The music play list for the day invariably includes Deb’s favourite, John Denver’s Christmas record – yes vinyl, no CDs or iPods when it comes to the holiday music in the Walters home. “It’s an excuse for everyone to get together,” she said, noting that the morning is filled with non-stop baking, while the afternoon is traditionally spent decorating and sampling. Provided her husband and children don’t consume too many of the holiday treats, she hopes to stash some away in the freezer for when company drops by, and share some with the City staff and the new council (she’s being sworn in as mayor of Pitt Meadows tonight, during the council’s inaugural meeting). “Christmas is everything to us,” Walters said. “We just love catching up with family. We have a big family. And it’s time when we see friends we maybe have been too busy to connect with the rest of the year. It’s just a very important time for us.”

Deb Walters and her husband Len took part in the Osprey Village Christmas tree-lighting celebration, among other holiday festivities in Pitt Meadows each year.

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an shortbread has been a holiday favourite for decades, for Pitt Meadows’s new mayor Deb Walters and her family,. “This recipe has special meaning to me,” Walters said, noting it was passed down from her Grandma Frances Gow. Grandma Gow, Walters’s maternal grandmother, had 16 children and made her pan shortbread without fail every year. “It was important for her to find cost effective recipes,” Walters said, and this one qualified. But while it’s sentimental and incredibly tasty, the new mayor admitted one of its biggest selling features – at least from her perspective – is the ease with which she can make it. It’s fast and easy. While this past weekend was divided between attending several community Christmas events and decorating their Pitt Meadows home for the festive season, Walters said baking is on the books for this coming Sunday. “I’m going to have to find time,” she said, noting it’s a huge priority for her take at least one day out together as a family (Deb, her husband Len, and their children Cayley Wilson, 24, and Scott Walters, 26.)


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Ingredients 3 lb. chicken wings Marinade ½ cup soya sauce ½ cup orange juice (no pulp) ¼ to 1 tsp hot sauce (your choice of heat level) ¼ cup cooking sherry 1 Tbsp sesame seed oil 1 tsp minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp rice wine vinegar Dash of salt and pepper Garnish ¼ cup diced green onions or scallions ¼ cup diced red Thai chili peppers

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Breakie that can be made Christmas Eve

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here’s always so much going on in Shannon and D’Arcy Balla’s Maple Ridge home on Christmas morning, that a little advance planning helps calm the chaos of the holiday. Shannon Balla, advertising manager for The TIMES, encourages any mothers, wives, or busy women to take this recipe into consideration. “Every Christmas Eve, I prepare this delicious dish and pop it in the oven first thing Christmas morning.” Voila! “After Davis and Lauren open up all their gifts from Santa, we sit down as a family – with the fireplace going, Christmas music going in the background – and enjoy the Christmas Wife Saver,” she said. For her, the festive feast is augmented with a side of fruit and some much needed coffee (sometimes treated with a hint of Baileys). An easy and tasty solution that helps destress the holidays.

Twins Lauren and Davis Balla of Maple Ridge are six now, but still look forward to Christmas as much now as they did “when they were little,” and the day’s not complete without Mom’s Christmas Wife Saver.

Christmas Wife Saver Ingredients 10-16 slices of bread, crusts cut off 20-30 slices of back bacon or ham 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 6 eggs ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper ½ tsp dry mustard ¼ cup minced onion ¼ cup finely chopped green pepper, optional sliced tomatoes, optional 2 tsp Worchestershire sauce 3 cups milk dash of Tabasco ¼ cup butter 2 cups crushed Corn Flakes or Special K Directions In buttered 9 x 13 glass pan, place 8 slices of bread. Cover bread with ham and cheese (tomatoes)and then lay rest of bread on top, like a sandwich. Mix eggs, spices, milk, Worchestershire, Tabasco and onion (green pepper). Pour over sandwiches. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, melt butter and add Corn Flakes. Sprinkle on top of sandwiches. Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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dmittedly, I’m not much of a cook, or a baker, for that matter. I can muddle through with great assistance from a recipe – if I have to. As you can tell, I haven’t starved. Roxanne Hooper What I have been able to do, intentional or otherwise, is surround myself with people who have those abilities. And from my grandmother, to my mother, to my wife – all the key women in my life have been able to cook and bake. So while I can’t give much credit to my mother or grandmother for teaching me the Beth Hooper with her granddaughter way around the kitchen – and not for lack of Roxanne. trying – I can thank them for passing down many recipes that have become holiday traditions. My grandmother, Beth Hooper, made a tasty and easy shortbread and mouth-watering fudge. When we’d get together for family Christmases, these items always highlighted my mother’s (Ellen) holiday treat tray, along with her wicked Kid’s Kake and always scrumptious butter tarts. While neither of these ladies is still around, the images of each of them trying to teach me to bake, and the My mother, Ellen Hooper, (right) always knew how enjoyment of savouring their creto put on a spread. ations will live on in my memories.

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Stuffin’ tops for Tippe

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ountry music legend Elmer Tippe shares his favourite part of Christmas dinner. That’s turkey dressing. “We always called it ‘Stuffin’,” said the fiddle-weilding, guitar-strumming, countrywestern-singing, retired on-air radio personality. “This is my mom’s recipe that my wife [Alice] carried on during our 54-year marriage for our Christmas dinners,” said the 78-year-old Pitt Meadows resident. He always takes the giblets from the cavity of the turkey and chops the heart, gizzard, and some of the liver up and sautées them in butter in a small fry pan. “Sometimes today they aren’t included in the turkey cavity,” he noted. “Either way.” In a large bowl, break apart by hand a large loaf of day-old bread – about 10 cups for a 15pound turkey. Add the cooked giblets, butter, salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste. Then add dried crushed sage and thyme to taste. Chop a large onion and add. “Mom always said the more onion you add, the more moist

Country musician Elmer Tippe has fond memories of his mother’s “stuffin’,” which he and his wife Alice still make as part of their family Christmas. the stuffin’ will be,” Tippe said, recalling how his mother also liked to add chopped celery. Then add some milk a little at a time and mix by hands until all the bread is moist and sticks together. “Now stuff both ends of the turkey just before you are ready to bake it,” he advised. “Of course, sew or use skewers to close. I guarantee you, the smell of this stuffin’ is going to make you drool!”

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A little rum warms Tippe’s hot chocolate

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Finnish bread recipe recycled through generations Leanne Koehn had her picture taken in front of the Hammond house her grandmother Anna lived in, and which she recently bought to raise her own family.

Leanne Koehn’s grandmother Anna, with Koehn’s mother.

Leanne Koehn and her mother.

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eanne Koehn’s maternal grandmother emigrated from Finland to Canada in the 1930s and passed away about 10 years before she was born. Despite never knowing her, Koehn still keeps her memory alive every Christmas with the creation of Anna’s traditional Finnish Boula (a type of sweet, braided yeast bread). The recipe was passed down to her mom, then to her, and in a few years to Koehn’s daughter Zoe. “My husband and I recently bought the Hammond house my mother grew up in, to raise our own children. And while I never met my grandmother, our tradition of making her Boula for Christmas morning, in the same kitchen that she used to make it in, makes me feel close to her,” said Koehn, who works for the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society.

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his is a simple breakfast dish even I can whip up without worrying about burning the house down – or keeping my cordless phone by my side with 911 on speed dial as I sit on the toilet with a bucket on my lap. I call it: Troy’s Breakfast Pucks. And, as I write this, two hours after inhaling a couple of them, so far so good…

Troy’s breakfast pucks

Troy Landreville/TIMES

The baked breakfast pucks can be scooped out of the muffin pans using either a butter knife or a spoon.

Ingredients Cooking spray Eggs Skim (or other) milk (optional) Some sort of meat Cheese, shredded Green onion, chopped Pepper Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Liberally dose cooking spray over a half a dozen cups in a muffin pan. In a separate bowl, beat the crap out of a half dozen eggs (remember to remove the shells). You can use more eggs than that, depending on how many pucks you want to eat. I use a little bit of skim milk in my egg mixture.

Cut a meat of your choice into tiny pieces. I like to use Italian sausage, but skinless chicken or lean turkey are healthy alternatives. Sprinkle the meat into each cup. Then, pour the egg mixture, followed by a palm-full of shredded cheese into each cup. I also like to use the feta variety. Cut up some green onions and sprinkle the pieces on top of each cup. To add more flavour, shake a liberal dose of pepper onto each creation. Once the oven is ready, place the pan inside and bake the pucks for 25 minutes. Once the time is up, remove the pucks from the oven and scoop them out of the cups, using either a butter knife or a spoon. Voila! Breakfast!

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Langley Advance sportswriter Troy Landreville held up a half a muffin pan full of breakfast pucks.

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he nice thing about these pucks is, you can stick ’em in a plastic bag and throw ’em into the fridge or freezer for future consumption. If you want to eat them later (try to keep it under a week in the fridge, please), simply throw the pucks into the microwave – on high – for about a minute to warm them up again. They actually taste better the next day. The pucks are terrific on top of toasted, buttered English muffin halves. I like to layer a mound of mayo on one side of a toasted English muffin, cream cheese on the other, and make it into an artery-clogging puck sandwich. In this case, I suggest keeping your friendly neighbourhood cardiologist on speed dial.

– Troy Landreville, TIMES reporter

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RECIPE

Christmas Rye Balls

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y mother was always making tasty things for the family when we were growing up. I remember round tiered trays full of tarts, cookies, and balls at Christmas. She makes a mean Tex-Mex dip, too! “My favourite is your mom’s strawberry trifle,” said my dad P.D. “Mmm, and her turkey stuffing is the best,” he added. “I’ve had this rye ball recipe for about 40 years,” added my mom Karen about her famous Christmas Rye Balls. Years ago, she chopped all the ingredients by hand. Now she’s able to get things done much quicker, using a food processor.

Sylver McLaren and older sister Julie sitting on their dad P.D.’s knee in front of the Christmas tree in 1974.

My mom Karen with her daughters Lexie, myself (Sylver), and Julie (far right). Ingredients 4 cups chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) 1 cup of shredded coconut 1 cup or a bottle of drained maraschino cherries, not glazed cherries (Save the liquid) 7 cups of icing sugar (2 pounds) ¾ cup of rye whiskey ½ cup melted butter 2 packages (or 12 ounces) of semi-sweet chocolate ½ block of paraffin wax

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RECIPE

Ingredients: 1 cup butter 2 cups flour

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cups heavy cream sugar

Directions: Mix flour and butter like pastry and add 1/3 cup heavy cream. Roll and cut into little round circles. Bake at 350°F until golden brown. Sprinkle with sugar. Filling: 1/3 cup icing sugar 1 egg yoke (make fluffy) 1/3 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla Beat well and spread between two of the little circles, like a sandwich… Melt in your mouth.

Wafers top food bank boss’ holiday faves

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oan Olson’s world revolves – in big part – around food. But rest assured she’s not what you’d call a chef or anything near it. She’s the executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, and as such, is immersed in the world of food almost every day of her life. But asked if she’s one to cook or bake, Olson will quickly set that record straight: “I don’t really bake myself, just eat.” She did, however, want to share her mother’s recipe for cream wafers, one of her family favourites.

In her role as executive director of the Friends In Need Food bank, Joanne Olson is often found out in the community collecting nonperishable food donations.

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Never too much

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hamber of Commerce president Ken Holland keeps alive a frugal and flavourful holiday tradition his mother started long ago. “It’s a recipe that has been in my family forever,” he said of the stuffing balls. “My mother has always made too much stuffing for the turkey, and with what was left, she made these snacks to eat prior to the actual turkey dinner,” Holland recalled. Describing it as an easy recipe that can easily be adapted to any stuffing recipe, it’s a great addition to any Christmas day menu. “Whether you are stuffing a turkey or a prime rib roast, these tasty little balls are an absolute must,” Holland said. “Besides, everything tastes better with bacon.”

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Ingredients loaf of French bread 3 hot Italian sausages, casings removed half loaf of brown bread can of smoked oysters poultry seasoning pine nuts sage Craisons ½ onion bacon ground pork sausage (I have left out measurements, because I always add to taste.) Directions In a bowl, tear up the bread into sugar cube-size pieces. Add poultry seasoning and sage to taste. Fry onion in butter till translucent and mix in with bread. Fry up pork sausage and add to bread. Fry up hot Italian sausage and add to bread. Add oysters and mix in with a fork to break up. Roast pine nuts until golden and add to bread. Add Craisons. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Roll stuffing into balls just a bit bigger than a golf ball. Wrap balls with one piece of bacon and pierce with a toothpick. Place into a glass casserole dish, cover, and stick in the oven at 350ºF until bacon is done, approximately 30 minutes. Enjoy. Ken Holland, Chamber president


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66 years of family tradition

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t’s not Christmas in Jan Unwin’s home unless her mother’s shortbread is part of the festivities. “My mom (Gramma) has been making shortbread cookies for my dad for 66 years, and for the rest of our family every year at Christmas for our entire life,” recalled Unwin, the superintendent of schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. “It is a very common Christmas pictures to see my mom with her hands in the butter mix,” she said. “These traditional family cookies hold special meaning for the Jan Unwin family this year as both my mom and dad had been in the hosSchool superintendent pital since the beginning of September, and only came home last week – in time for Mom’s 86th birthday,” Unwin explained, noting her mother was so excited about being home and making the shortbread cookies again.

Gramma’s Shortbread Cookies

Jan Unwin’s parents are home from hospital, in time for Gramma to bake her traditional shortbread.

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Sweet cheesy apples

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Two for dessert: 2 apples (Macs or Spartans are best) (Or one big apple – but for Donna and me it would have to be a REALLY BIG one) A dab of butter (more is better) Cheese (sharp is best, like old cheddar, but not mouldy like Danish blue) Syrup (maple is best, but any pancake syrup is OK) Peel apples and cut exactly in half. Core halves with point of paring knife, so each half becomes a bowl. Melt butter in frying pan (you’ll need one with a tight-fitting lid), and

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Oh, Brothers! They’re delicious

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elly Swift is looking forward to starting a new Christmas tradition with her grandkids this holiday season. “My sister and I used to enjoy baking when we were teenagers, and our brothers always appreciated our efforts – no matter what the end result looked like,” recounted Swift. She was recently promoted to the position of general manager of community development and parks and recreation for the District of Maple Ridge. Despite all the extra responsibilities

recently added to Swift, who has been a parks employee for 20 years, she vows to find time to make butter tarts. “Their [her brothers’] favourite was and still is butter tarts,” Swift said. “You can buy butter tarts in the grocery store, but they never taste as good as home-made.” She maintains that they are not hard to make, and “are still a big treat on the rare occasion that I make them, and Christmas is the perfect opportunity.”

Melt-in-the-mouth butter tarts

Begin with the pastry:

When I was first married, my husband’s grandmother told me that the best pastry recipe was on the back of the Tenderflake lard package, and that’s the recipe that I still use. Start with 5½ cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons of salt 1 pound of lard Mix the salt in the flour, and then cut in the lard until it resembles oatmeal. Stir in the liquid, ensuring that you don’t overmix.

Next: 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon vinegar Place egg and vinegar in a measuring cup and fill the remaining volume with cold water to equal one full cup. Roll out your pastry dough on a floured surface and use a glass or cookie cutter to create rounds that can be pressed into a muffin tins. Press unused scraps back into a ball and roll out again to cut more rounds. If you multiply the following butter tart recipe by four, it will make enough to use the whole pastry recipe, otherwise, wrap unused pastry dough and store it in the refrigerator for another use.

Prepare the filling:

Add remaining ingredients:

Place these first three ingredients in a sauce pan and cook for 5 minutes: 1 cup of dark corn syrup 2/3 cup of brown sugar ¼ cup of butter In a separate bowl, place 2 eggs, and beat slightly. Allow the cooked mix to cool slightly and then pour over the eggs, beating continuously.

¼ teaspoon of salt 2/3 cup of raisins (can replace with pecans, walnuts, or a mix) ½ teaspoon of vanilla Spoon mix into tart shells until they are 2/3 full. They will puff up as they cook. A single recipe makes 18 tarts. Bake at 375ºF for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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A family was awakened early Saturday morning by neighbours who heard noises in the cul-de-sac and found their SUV ablaze, said Pitt Meadows fire chief Don Jolley. “A small SUV was on fire in the driveway five feet from the house,” he said of the 5:30 a.m. fire. Police were already in the neighbourhood on another call and were on scene quickly. The occupants were evacuated from the home and the house next door, said Jolley. “Obviously, it was intentionally set, because a gas can was left behind, that had been taken from a neighbour’s carport. “Our crews were very quick to put out the fire that had already reached the house. They prevented it from spreading further,” explained Jolley.

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“I really worry the dates don’t give good ample time for public consultation,” Ward said.

In addition, she said the maps can be “hard to understand.”

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

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

Coats for Kids

• The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association is launching its 16th annual Coats for Kids campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. Coats, scarves, gloves, blankets, and new unwrapped toys and gifts can be dropped off at Portrait Homes Ltd., 13851 232nd St., Monday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

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The Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows holds its annual general meeting at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $35 (plus HST) and includes lunch. For tickets, contact Carrisa at the chamber office at 604-463-3366 or carrisa@ ridgemeadowschamber.com.

December 7

• St. George’s Anglican Church holds a nondenominational candlelit service at 7 p.m. to remember lost loved ones. Refreshments will be served. Info: 604-463-7722.

beginnings to today’s sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. Special guests at the screening are John Henry Harter, labour studies instructor, from Simon Fraser University, and Teri Mitchell from Street Ministries Community Supper, which serves hot meals and provides clothing and other comforts to those in need including the working poor in Maple Ridge. The film is at 7 p.m. at Maple Ridge Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Pl. Admission is free.

December 10 • Breakfast with Santa takes place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Haney United Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photos also available. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the church office at 604-4639611.

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• Pet pictures with Santa takes place at the Maple Ridge SPCA from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the shelter, 10235 Jackson Rd. To avoid the line-up, book in advance at 604-463-9511. There will be hot chocolate and cookies.

December 10

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

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

December 10

• From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows fire departments will shake their boots for two local charities. They will be at 10 locations collecting toys, food, and cash for the Friends In Need Food Bank and Christmas hamper society. The locations in Pitt Meadows are IGA, Superstore (both doors), and Starbucks and the Signature Liquor Store at Meadowtown Centre. In Maple Ridge, they will be at both Save-On-Foods, Safeway, Coopers Foods, Haney Place Mall (south centre entrance), and Valley Fair Mall (London Drugs).

December 10 & 11

• The Old Chicken Farm Art & Craft Sale will be happening from 10:13 am to 4:03 pm, at 25812 Dewdney Trunk Rd. in Webster’s Corners. Claire Louise Stephen, Rik Watson, and surprise guest artists will have paintings, art rocks, cards, limited-edition calendars, and more for sale. Ten per cent of sales goes to the Friends In Need Food Bank. Info: 604-462-1399.

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• The Maple Ridge Lions Club holds three local meat draws weekly: By Bailey’s and the Witch of Endor on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sundays 3 to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays at the Fox’s Reach from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Sports Hockey girls win Meadowridge Barracudas midget A1 girls rep team won the championship at the Kamloops hockey tournament on the weekend. They wrapped up the weekend with an exciting 5-3 win against Salmon Arm for the title. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Nathan Wadhwani and Tim Hargreaves at the awards dinner.

Athletes honoured Two Maple Ridge athletes received awards at the BC Athletics Awards dinner at the Richmond Sheraton on Dec. 3. Tim Hargreaves received an award for high jump performance and Nathan Wadhwani for his 2,000-metre distance running and 1,500-metre steeplechase records. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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A party raises $1,000 for cancer. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

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More Delmar Jonescu was around for every Photos sport his son Andrew Online participated in, coaching and refereeing, and he has continued to be involved in local sports even after his son grew up. So when Andrew Jonescu found out his dad had cancer, he wanted to show how much he was appreciated. Andrew set about organizing a party – with a charity aspect – to support his father and raise money. Andrew organized a head shave party this Saturday. Pledges were taken for people getting their heads Sylver McLaren/TIMES shaved, and hair was colNora Thompson, 89, and her grandson Ron Schwartz, visiting from Williams Lake, both got their heads shaved to lected to make wigs for support Delmar Jonescu, a local rugby coach who has cancer. people undergoing cancer $960 for the Canadian “It was just a really posiDelmar has cancer in treatment. Cancer Society. Andrew tive thing,” Andrew said. his colon and stomach There were about 80 “I was so touched so many and starts chemo this people at the “happy, emo- kicked in another $40 to make it an even $1,000. people would come.” week. Despite that, he was tional” party, which raised

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Anxious to give back, members of the Golden Ears United Soccer Club U16 silver team, the Bullets, volunteered to sort toys and gifts at the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper.

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Soccer girls to the rescue

Fifteen 15-year-olds volunteered their time to the Christmas hamper at the Albion Fairgrounds. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

A couple weeks ago the second hand area for birth- to five-years at the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper was over flowing with bags of kids clothing and bedding. Volunteers were struggling to keep up with the volume, but then they received

an email from a member of a local soccer team who wanted to give back to the community. They were the Golden Ears United Soccer Club U16 silver girls team and 15 of them were in the spirit of giving – along with two coaches and four parents. “Well, did we have a job for them,” said Lorraine Bates co-chair of the hamper. “We laid out a huge row of tables, the bags (instead of a soccer ball) were delivered to their feet, and off they went,” Bates explained. “In an hour a small, or should I say a very large, miracle happened,” she added.

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

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RIDGE MEADOWS RECYCLING SOCIETY Is seeking a Full-time Process Support Worker to work together with adults with developmental disabilities at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot. Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Rate of pay is $18.51/hour Outdoor work in an integrated “real work” setting. Preferred education/ qualification: Post secondary education in the human service field or equivalent experience. Unrestricted Class 4 drivers license, first aid – criminal record check required. Fax resume to 604-467-6100 Email: kim@rmrecycling.org Or drop off at 10092 236th Street, Maple Ridge.

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Financial Services

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Fairs/Bazaars PAPILLON, 3 reg male puppies, 2 shots, microchip, avail Dec 10. $1100. 604-987-9516

Christmas Boutique

PITBULL, 9 & 10wks, M/F, blue/ red nose, vet chk, dontrol, shots, trained, $500+up. 778-990-7327

Through December 16

Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 9pm Sat: 9am - 5pm Sun: 1pm - 5pm Featuring handcrafted artworks by local artisans with new items added daily. 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam

3507

Advanced Esthetics & Laser Program

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SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

Cats

3540

Pet Services

Business Opps/ Franchises

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Mortgages

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If you own a home, We can approve your loan. And usually within 1 day. No, Seriously.

RAGDOLL KITTENS, females, 1st shotS, worming, raised underfoot, $450. 604-581-2772

Register now for March 2012 Abbotsford Campus, Call: 604-859-3777 For careers in Health and Wellness, visit utopiaacademy.com

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Financial Assistance may be available to eligible students

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Employers seek Utopia Academy Graduates

THE

YORKIE PB PUPS micro chip $1,200.00 Call: (604) 857-0722 RTG DEC 21 will hold for xmas

24488 52 Ave. Langley West off 248 St.

1655

5017

5035

Family fun in a festive atmosphere. Carols and complimentary candy canes. Saws provided.

Education

5040

Dogs

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

3508

4020

Dogs

GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca

ADORABLE PUPS, small breeds great family pets, non shed, credit card ok $400 & up. 604-542-8892

4060

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

MARKETPLACE 2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

2095

STEEL BUILDINGS END OF SEASON DEALS! Overstock must go - make an offer! FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL TO CHECK INVENTORY and FREE BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

Sell it in the Classifieds

604-630-3300

2020

Lumber/Building Supplies

BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT *CONDITIONS APPLY.

Health Products & Services

Auctions

PUBLIC AUCTION: Maple Ridge Campus:

604-466-3600

www.sprottshaw.com

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 9am

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

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

LEGALS Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Katzie First Nation and Canadian Aggregates Inc., of British Columbia, intends to make application to the Province of British Columbia, for a Crown Lease for Quarrying purposes covering that part Section 36, Township 12 north of Maple Ridge situated on Provincial Crown land located at Blue Mountain. The Land File Number is 2410653. Comments on this application may be submitted in two ways: 1) Online via the Applications and Reasons for Decision Database website at: www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp where details of this application, including maps can also be found. 2) By mail to the Senior Land Officer at 100-10428 153rd Street, Surrey, BC V3R 1E1. Comments will be received by the Ministry of Natural Resources Operations until December 31,2011. Comments received after this date may not be considered. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to the public upon request. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations regional office.


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Escort Services

Carman Fox and friends

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

Ca armanFox.com

Real Estate Services

6005

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $20,000 down $1,950/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-22

New Westminster

Renee Dubois

6008

Why rent or buy a townhome? 2 level character home, view, 2nd suite avail with upgrading. $479K Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

6035

Mobile Homes

Manufactured Homes 1152 sq. ft. - Approx. $70.00/sq. ft. Quality Manufactured Homes

1-800-339-5133 Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-32

Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087

Tsawwas.

Mobile Homes

Park Spaces Available Quality Manufactured Homes 1-800-339-5133

NEW SRI manufactured homes Single double modular Repossessions 1974-2008 Chuck 604-830-1960

304 - 1120 Tsatsu Shores Drive Stunning Waterfront Condo See www.304tsatsushores.com

6008-36

Vancouver West Side

1 BR Fairview $357,999 modern ss appl. 720sf w/deck Lrg locker, secur prkg & storage. Pets/rental maint $197. 604-806-3594

For Sale by Owner

6015

RUSKIN PARK space for new SRI mobile home. River view. Pet ok. Call Chuck 604-830-1960

6065

Recreation Property

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Maple Ridge blow-out price 4.9ac vu lot, development nr. $349K 722-3996 id4694 Sry Cloverdale quiet 1984sf 3br 2.5ba on 1/4 ac lot $599K 778-772-7811 id5452 Sry Fraser Hts 1 ac ppty w/2200sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,188,000 951-2442 id5453

6508

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

6020

office: 604- 936-3907

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Apt/Condos

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 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

DESIGN YOUR HOME FACTORY DIRECT

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

6508

AMBER (W)

Real Estate

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

★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older House! Damaged House! Difficulty Selling! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Call Us First! 604-657-9422

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

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567 POCO 2 BR apt $765 & $785/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

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

6540

Houses - Rent

1 BR Cottage, must have refs. $650 avail immed. pets neg. West M. Ridge. call 604-889-1611 2 BR RANCHER, 2 bath, Edmonds & Kingsway, $1500/mo, Avail Jan 1. Call 604-809-3750

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-40

New Westminster

BBY, Cumberland. Newer 2 BR, grd/lvl. Full bath. Radiant heat. Big fenced yard with priv entry. Nice, quiet area. Ns/np. $850/mo incl hydro/cable. Near park, bus & schools. Immed. 604-307-4075 COQ L/heed s/train 2 BR bsmt granite counter/flrs, w/d. $1100 inc net/pkg, ns, np. 778-355-3575

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COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. Ns/np. $925 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428 MRIDGE 1 br ste, bright large, w/d, own entry, np, ns, Dec. 15th $750 incl utils. 604-466-5514

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277.

6615

Wanted To Rent

PROFESSIONAL WORKING male seeks 1 or 2 BR suite or apartment in Maple Ridge. Reasonable rent in exchange for an excellent tenant (home owner). Call Doug 604-309-5849

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

NEW WEST, 530 Victoria, avail Dec 1, very clean, new furnace, $1600/mo. Call 604-922-4390

ACROSS

1. Angry 4. Mr. Claus 9. Minerals 11. Gluten-free diet disease 12. Nickel-cadmium accumulator 14. Day or rest & worship 15. King of Magadha (273-232) 16. Satisfy an appetite 17. Stage signal 18. Durable aromatic wood 19. Something used to lure

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COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail Jan 1. Call 604-785-1699 MISSION, 3 AVE. 3 BR, 2 bath, all new appls, lrg yard, reno’d. Avail Jan 1. N/S. Pet OK. $1250. Close to WCE. 1-604-765-9225

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

Here's How It Works:

COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Lrg 1 BR ste, quiet & bright, laundry, gas f/p, hardwood, sep entry, priv yard. Near schools, transit, shopping. $850 incls utls & cable. Avail Dec15. N/S, no pets. 604-722-2294

COQ, Como Lake, 3 BR, f/bath, cozy f/p, 4 applis. Ns/np. Jan 1st. Nr bus & schools.604-785-1699

6595-20

Like puzzles? Then you'll love Sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your Sudoku savvy to the test!

3 BD 2 bth upper, living rm, family rm, master w/ensuite, double garage, h/w & hydro incld. D/w, share w/d. Walk to Thomas Haney School. Near all amens. n/s, n/p. Avail Dec 1, 778-552-8946

BBY HEIGHTS. 4 BR, great house, good location, h/wd floors. N/s. Immed. Mike, 604-817-3330

Shared Accommodation

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Suites/Partial Houses

Are you tired of Renting? 'RENT TO OWN' Homes Poor Credit Okay, Low Down Payment We can help! Call 604-857-3597

6595

SUDOKU

SAPPERTON. Furn’d room. Nr RCH & Skytrain. Sh’d w/d, kitchen & bath. $500/mo. 604-524-8990

6602

To place your ad call

604-630-3300

PO CO clean bright room, main flr, $425/mo. Utils/cable included, w/d. Avail now. 604-315-6611

1. Grace’s Principality 2. No longer seated 3. Translate into ordinary language 4. Point that is one point E of SE 5. Linen vestment worn by priests 6. A B vitamin 7. Ryan O’Neal’s daughter 8. Dull steady pain 10. Seaport on Osaka Bay 11. Cowpunchers 13. Mend a sock 14. Ship’s canvas 16. Aformentioned 19. Big man on campus

20. Actress Basinger 21. A rare and exceptional person 24. Quick head movement 25. Yeddo 26. Mythological bird 27. Root mean square (abbr.) 28. Chart of the Earth’s surface 29. Fish eggs 30. Recto 37. The cry made by sheep 38. Pitcher

39. Supports climbing plants 40. Arbitrager 41. Winglike structures 42. Singer Ross 43. Belonging to Barney & Betty 45. “Promises” author Wendi 46. Swindles 47. In widespread existence 48. Those opposed to 49. Used to be U___

20. English actress Stark 22. Malaria mosquitoes 23. Many subconsciousses 26. A scrap of cloth 27. Cry loudly 28. Actress Farrow 29. S. Korean Pres. S yngman (1948-65) 30. Rectangular grooved joint 31. “___ the night before Christmas” 32. Male parents 33. Earlier in time 34. Rampart of felled trees 35. Scoundrel (Yiddish) 36. Pencilmark remover

37. Danish ballet dancer Erik 40. Blood clams genus 41. Subsititutes (abbr.) 44. Spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan

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AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9145

Carpentry

8160

FINISHING WORK • Trim, crown molding. Free est. 604-341-2512 lauriescustomfinishing@gmail.com

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. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Treat yourself this Christmas to $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

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2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, 604-255-5453 (in Vancouver)

9160

Sports & Imports

Scrap Car Removal

8080

8087

GREEN CLIPPER LAWN SERVICE Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin

Electrical

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

Excavating

Fall Yard Clean Ups Power Washing (Decks, Fences, Sidewalks) 604-986-0003 Office 604-561-9100 Colin 604-218-7644 Al greenclipper@shaw.ca

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $10,500, 604-728-7947

604-761-7175

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

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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8105 2006 BMW 330i Sport. Blue/ blk. 82k. Local. FSH. $20,500 Call: (604) 365-9682

9515

Boats

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842 BELLBOY Boat 17’ 6" Reliable Fishing Boat in excellent condition. Now $4500 ono 604-924-3976

Accelerate your car buying

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

8185

Moving & Storage

8195

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount

604-537-4140

SNOW REMOVAL

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Plumbing

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

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

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Painting/ Wallpaper

A-1

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

PLUMBERS

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

L & D Movers Small Deliveries, Vehicle, RV, Boat Hauling, Pod Packing, Bsmt Blockers, Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

8195

8315

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

Seniors Discount

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

Snow Removal

SNOW CLEARING & DE-ICING, driveways, sidewalks, small lots. 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

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

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

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Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin

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FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

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Renovations & Home Improvement

8240

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We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

GREEN CLIPPER LAWN SERVICE

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Painting/ Wallpaper

• Free Estimates • Seniors Disc. • High Quality, Low Cost • WCB

1 to 3 Men

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

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

Lawn & Garden

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

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

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PAINT CO. Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

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