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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Elvis had all the ladies rockin’ and rollin’ Friday at Willow Manor.

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Premier Christy Clark and MLA Marc Dalton were checking out the sorting area at the recycling depot where Derrick Terpsma, Danny Anderson, and Jason Redman were working on Monday.

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Christy Clark said CLBC lost its core focus when it cancelled an employment program at the local recycling depot last fall. by Maria Rantanen

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The premier of B.C. agrees the developmentally disabled people working at the recycling depot in Maple Ridge are doing real work. Christy Clark visited the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s depot on Monday where the 29 developmentally disabled people who work there almost lost their jobs after Community Living BC said they needed to be doing “real work for real pay.” “It’s not like this is busy work out there,” Clark said. “The folks who are working out there are making a big contribution to their community.” In September, CLBC said it was cancel-

ling $270,000 in funding for a program that had been in place at the Ridge Meadows Recycling depot for about 20 years, which would have meant most of the developmentally disabled people working there would lose their jobs. Community Living BC “lost sight” of its core focus when it cancelled the program at the recycling depot, Clark said. “It is my hope that mistakes like that won’t happen again,” Clark said. “Thankfully, we caught the mistake... it illustrated, I think, for a lot of us the things that really needed badly to be fixed at CLBC,” Clark said. CLBC is undergoing restructuring its systems, with more focus on client needs, she added. It is also building new information systems to help it be more clientfocused. In addition, the province topped up CLBC’s budget by $40 million. That will mean “programs like this won’t find themselves in danger in some kind of a cost-cutting exercise,” Clark said. The focus of her government is job creation, Clark said, but this isn’t just for university-educated and trades people, but

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Premier Christy Clark climbed up on a forklift at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s depot on Monday. also for people who have developmental disabilities. Not only do jobs put food on the table, she said, but work is also “meaningful.” “We all want to work, because working is part of what fulfills us,” Clark said. Kim Day, executive director of the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, said the premier also wanted to see how the recycling depot works, and celebrated its 40 years

of existence. Day called the recycling depot “one-stop shopping” where all types of recyclables can be dropped off. “We’re really kind of different from other municipalities [in that] we keep it all on site,” Day said. Clark called the recycling depot a “very holistic community service.” “I’m impressed that Maple Ridge had the foresight to get into this 40 years ago,” Clark said. “I’m sure they had to struggle to convince the community that recycling was a good idea in the day when everyone just threw everything in the garbage – they deserve a lot of credit for the foresight they showed.” Clark reflected to the time 40 years ago when the society was set up, saying she didn’t recall hearing about recycling in those days. In addition, the society has expanded the number of items it can recycle, which impressed Clark. “The toilets they collect are used to pave our roads,” she exclaimed.

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Teachers in black Teachers in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows wore black on Friday to mark the 10-year anniversary of what they say was the “stripping of their collective agreement.” Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association president George Serra said teachers have experienced a decade of cuts “in virtually every facet of education.” • More at www.mrtimes.com

Councillor Bob Masse wants to discuss implementing municipal garbage pickup in Maple Ridge.

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Metis group moves Golden Ears Metis Society is experiencing more growing pains. It’s a good problem to have for a new non-profit society, said Lisa Shepherd, president of the new Metis organization. The next Metis society meeting is being held Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Activity 1 Room at the South Bonson Community Centre, 10932 Barnston View Rd. in Pitt Meadows Information is available by emailing goldenearsmetis@gmail.com. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Matrix focuses Ridge council work Many ‘meaty’ issues will be dealt with in the first half of the year by the mayor and councillors. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

It wasn’t Councillor Bob Masse’s top priority in the election campaign, but garbage became the “defining” issue of his campaign. This is why he insisted when the matrix – council schedule – was discussed at last week’s council meetings that a full discussion about garbage collection take place in April – when Kim Day, executive director of Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, will come to talk to council about recycling kitchen scraps and yard waste. When he was campaigning in the fall to be elected councillor for Maple Ridge, Masse heard from a lot of people frustrated about the lack of municipal garbage pickup. He has collected data from 16 communities about the costs of municipal garbage collection and he believes a system could be implemented, integrating recyc-

ling as well, that would cost less their work schedule, at last than $20 a month. Tuesday’s council meeting after “It’s not just about garbage,” some discussion about adding a Masse said. “It’s about how the Hammond neighbourhood plan system works together.” to the mix. While he said there are many Coun. Judy Dueck would like people who are “tremendously to stay focused on the commerloyal” to the recycling society, cial/industrial review and the he doesn’t think having municiAlbion Flats plan that are on the pal garbage pickup will detract schedule for the first half of this from recycling. year. “I don’t think people having “We need jobs in the comgarbage pickup provided by the munity that will provide a living municipality... wage for families “We need jobs in the is going to cause and keep our less recycling,” citizens from havcommunity that will Masse said. ing to commute provide a living wage In April, Day outside to work,” will be at council Dueck said. for families...” to present options “We need to Judy Dueck on how to recycle support business green waste, that will employ something that will be banned the highest number of people from Metro Vancouver landfills per acre, for example, the highby 2015. tech industry.” Currently, residents have the For Coun. Cheryl Ashlie, job choice of contracting out their creation is also top of mind, garbage pickup or taking it to and therefore she’d like to stay the transfer station. focused on the Albion Flats, The discussion around food the commercial amd industrial scraps and kitchen waste is only review, the municipally owned one of many “meaty” issues downtown property, and Silver – as Mayor Ernie Daykin termed Valley. them – on the table for council But she’d also like to see in 2012. issues addressed that were Maple Ridge council approved raised during the election in what they call the “matrix,” regards to traffic, walkabil-

ity, transportation strategies, and housing strategy, but also “cost containment” at the local, regional, provincial, and federal levels. “I feel strongly that people have reached the tipping point as far as taxes and fees from all levels of government, and we need to mitigate that as much as possible moving forward,” Ashlie said. She’s “very pleased” with the matrix, something she initiated at the council table, after her years on school board. “The matrix captures all of the issues that the public, council, and staff have identified as being of importance the previous year,” Ashlie said. “I also believe it provides a great communication tool for the public, so they can see the work that we are doing on their behalf.” Daykin’s top priorities are to keep the Albion process moving forward, start the commercial and industrial review, and to finish the outstanding bylaw reviews. The commercial and industrial review will give details on any vacant or under-utilized land that’s “ripe” for redevelopment in Maple Ridge, Daykin said.

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Sandy Richardson started her job as librarian in Pitt Meadows in 1978, when the library and a barber shared the 980-square-foot building, shown in a photograph that Richardson posed with on Saturday. For Richardson, the move is bittersweet. “This building is like my second home, it’s become a comfy place. Hopefully the new library will feel like home, too,” she said. Every year, Pitt Meadows library holds its annual book

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About $8,000 was raised for Friends In Need Food Bank at a fundraiser in Pitt Meadows on Saturday.

“The turnout to event was outstanding. Both communities’ support of the dinner and the food bank is a testimony to how much our communities care for those who have less than many of us,” said Daykin. “This is actually the first year that Judy and I have been able to attend. It will not by Sylver McLaren be the last, though,” he said. smclaren@mrtimes.com Daykin noted that his favourite part of The live auction at the Chinese New the evening was the explanation of the Year Celebration on Saturday night at the Chinese New Year and the dancing by Heritage Hall created a heated bidding Angel Entertainment Lion Dancers. war between the mayors of Pitt Meadows “The explanation about the Year of the and Maple Ridge. Dragon and the performance was great. “The bidding war between Mayor The more we understand about each Daykin and myself for the gift certificate other’s cultures the more accepting we to Star Five Catering was all in fun to help become,” said Daykin. “It was great to see add a little entertainment the young kids who were “The more we and raise funds for a great involved in the performcause,” said Pitt Meadows ances. They looked like understand about each Mayor Deb Walters, they were really having other’s cultures the more fun,” he added. who eventually won the war when emcee Fred Ineke Beokhorst, direcaccepting we become.” Armstrong cut them off at tor of Friends In Need, Mayor Ernie Daykin $200. also enjoyed the enterMaple Ridge Mayor Ernie tainment. Daykin also had a good time bantering “I like to see everyone happy. And the back and forth. hall looked great,” she said. “The good-natured bidding war was “We had 160 people and raised about fun, and I know it is an example of the $8,000. More than last year and that good relationship between Deb and I, and is fantastic for the food bank,” said also both councils,” said Daykin. Beokhorst. “It was all for a super cause. I lost the Walters said the food bank is an importbid, but the food bank won. Plus it was ant service. fun driving the bid up,” he added. “There are many families in our com“[Fred] can certainly wring the dollars munity who depend on the food bank to out of folks for a good cause. His abilhelp feed their families. Everyone who ity to mix his personal knowledge of the attended gave to the Friends in Need Food bidders with humour and the appropriate Bank and helped make a positive differamount of guilt during the auction results ence in someone’s life,” noted Walters. in the maximum amount of money being “I can’t stress enough the importance of realized for the cause,” said Daykin. helping our neighbours. As the old saying About $8,000 was raised for the Friends goes, it takes a village to raise a child, and In Need Food Bank at the 12th annual with the funds raised, many kids will be Chinese New Year Celebration. fed.”

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That’s the trouble with the It’s a grammatical impossibility. English language, isn’t it? It’s too It was a former civic politician darned ambiguous. who twigged me to that whole You can hear the words. gruntle thing. Indeed, that’s why You can read the words. he now bears the title “former.” Heck, if you’re blind, you can He noted that decisions at the feel the words. council table nearly always disBut do you really know what gruntle someone. they’re saying? And over his term of office For instance, have you ever he realized that no amount of been disgruntled? I have bad explanation or attempts at undernews for you, if you have: you’re standing or even one-on-one by Bob Groeneveld still disgruntled. Always will be. conversation can restore their It only takes once, and that’s it gruntles. – you have to remain disgruntled Consequently, the overall grunforever. tle in any given community – or any community There is no legitimate means within the that hasn’t been given, for that matter – diminEnglish language to restore your gruntle, once it ishes over time. has been removed. It’s my personal theory that the gruntles of You cannot be regruntled. those who are disgruntled pile up on the polCan’t be done. iticians who have done the disgruntling, and You cannot, no matter how hard you try, no eventually the burden becomes too heavy to bear matter how many dictionaries you use or abuse, through an entire re-election campaign, regardregain your gruntle. less of how strong the politician is. In fact, the most remarkable thing of it all Speaking of regardless, I don’t understand – supposing, of course, that it was markable the why some people insist on saying “irregardless,” first time – is that, although you must have at which isn’t a word, and never think of saying some point had a gruntle (no one in the entire “gardless,” which also isn’t a word but makes a English-speaking world, after all, can be ungrunlot more sense when you think about it (or when tled) there is no such thing as a gruntle in the somebody else thinks about it… or even when first place – or even the second. nobody thinks about it at all, which is more As a matter of fact, just thinking about it has often the case – although nobody ever seems left me discombobulated… interested in explaining to you more often than Oh, my god! (That’s OMG for those of you too what). young to have experienced the language in its And speaking of politicians, perhaps more disinitial uninitialed state.) combobulating than the whole gruntle thing is It has just occurred to me that, like my gruntle that you can discuss people, but try to convince – which I lost a long, long time ago – my comthe people you cussed that they have now been bobulate is now gone forever, too. discussed… not likely you’ll have much success The weak and meagre English language is there. unable to recombobulate me. In fact, they’re likely to be disgusted by the You can discombobulate, you can be discomsuggestion… which means that now, in addition to having had their gruntle surgically removed, bobulated, and you can spend significant time it’s going to be a cold, hard wind before they get discombobulating… but you can’t get your comtheir gust back. bobulate back.

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event a birth should be. On Jan. 25, my wife We are honoured they required the services of could share this day Maple Ridge’s paramedwith us. ics and fire department. The firefighters had to Unable to make it break a window to gain to the hospital for the access to our home. We birth of our second are grateful to the parachild, she delivered the medics for returning to baby at home by herour house after deliverself. ing Kaila to hospital, to Evvy was delivered at home, and her We wanted to extend help the fire department parents are grateful to local firefighters our heartfelt thanks to clean up the mess both the members on duty inside and out. and paramedics who came to aid Mom that day, including the It was an amazing Kaila Klassen. paramedics, fire departshow of kindness. To ment, and the 911 operator. me, that is an amazing part of the story. Kevin Stumph, Kaila Klassen, and Evvy, They took a frightening situation for our Maple RIdge entire family and made it into the joyous

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Coach deserves only positive praise As a parent involved in both, I am not going to sit here and let anyone slam the girls or boys basketball programs at Pitt Meadows Secondary [Boys given all the attention, Jan. 24 Letters, TIMES]. With an enrollment around 1,100, PMSS is a AA school. In the past, the boys have played AA as well. A and AA schools can play up at AAA, check in with B.C. School Sports for more information on how this works. Don’t even get me started on whether a statue of

Coach Goulet should be erected! People actually do come looking for one! He is a phenomenon in the world of basketball, and nothing shows that more than the response to his illness and 1,000 wins. He doesn’t need the respect of naysayers, he has plenty from the rest of the world. Administrators do the hiring in schools. If parents or community members are interested in coaching, administrators make the decision. Of the many lessons learned from Coach Goulet, one is that every-

Energy

Save sands for better price Dear Editor,

Why is the Harper government liquidating Canada’s tar sands as fast as it possibly can? We are at peak oil, which means the price of crude will only rise. The tar sands have been sitting there for millions of years, so waiting a few more years will not hurt anything, and it will give future generations a source of soon-to-be very valuable hydrocarbons. The way the tar is currently extracted uses a vast amount of natural gas, which has a very small carbon footprint and should be used much more wisely. What I would give to have governments that could plan more than two years ahead, rather than their livefor-today mentality. History will not be kind to the Harper government being controlled by Big Oil.

Dave Rush, Maple Ridge

thing is cyclical and comes in waves in basketball, whether players, coaches, talent, or so forth. Sounds like the nature of sport and life in general. I have learned to bring up concerns when they happen, talk to the people who have the answers, maintain a positive outlook, and to contribute positively to the program. I have heard all the rumours. I can’t prove a single one to be true, and I am a person who digs for the truth. My daughter has received virtually the same opportunities my son has, in the entirety of the basketball program, community- and schoolbased, all under Rich Goulet’s massive volunteer umbrella. Anyone who gives up private time to volunteer with children and teens, giving them opportunities to learn, develop, and become hard-working citizens is world-class to me. Instead of vilifying them, honour them and their commitment to our kids.

It is time the world targets the filthy rich who do not pay enough taxes while the rest of us get stiffed. Let all nations, including Canada, adopt the “Buffet Rule,” and set a minimum tax rate for anyone making more than $1 million a year. There is a downside to this new form of tax money: overpaid, shady idiots in government (if successful) will spend it like they always have, like foolish imbeciles giving away billions of our tax money to foreign lands, freeloaders who get our money while people here go without. We cannot police or baby-sit every corrupt nation or disaster while our citizens have empty pockets. We should help, but with tough budget restraints. Domestically, we have plant closures,

FARMING COMMUNITY MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Applications are invited from members of the farming community of Pitt Meadows to serve as a volunteer member of the Pitt Meadows Agricultural Advisory Committee.

The Agricultural Advisory Committee has one two-year term Farming Community Member-at-Large vacancy. To indicate an interest in being considered for the Committee, applicants should forward a letter to the undersigned by February 13th, 2012. Letters should include an indication of why the candidate wishes to serve along with their farming background. Preference will be given to candidates with livestock, nursery, and or berry farming experience.

SINGLE LANE TRAFFIC ON DEWDNEY TRUNK ROAD AT STAVE FALLS When: February 3 – 6, 2012 Dewdney Trunk Road over Blind Slough Dam at Stave Falls will be operating as alternating single lane traffic from 7:00 a.m. Friday, February 3 through 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 6. Full closures of the dam crossing may be required during this period, but for no more than 10 minutes at a time. Emergency vehicles will have immediate access through the work area. Traffic control personnel will be on site 24 hours a day, Friday through Monday. Pedestrian access over Blind Slough Dam will be closed during this work.

LIsa F. Wild, Pitt Meadows

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BC Hydro contractors will conduct maintenance on the tower crane being used for the Stave Falls Spillway Gates Reliability Project.

Time for rich to pay their fair share Dear Editor,

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

When the work is completed, BC Hydro will re-open pedestrian access for evenings and weekends.

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massive unemployment, corrupt government agencies, doctor shortages, no dental care for 34 per cent of Canadians, and school closures, while Mr. Harper seeks his laurel in the global community at our personal expense. We need to curtail our wild debt and stop idiotic rogue spending like the G8 summit, Olympics, Jack Layton’s state funeral (sorry, but people like First and Second World War veterans are more deserving), and fancy military jets – and pour that money into preserving fish stocks and putting people back to work.

Kerwin Maude, Pitt Meadows

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Ridge man knew when he was beat A man who tried to extort his uncle was addicted to drugs. by Tyler Olsen

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A Maple Ridge man accused of trying to extort $500,000 out of his uncle threw in the towel halfway through his trial and pleaded guilty to a pair of charges last week. A.K., who can’t be named because of a ban on the publication of any information that might identify the victim of the plot, pleaded guilty to one count of extortion and one count of the possession of heroin. He will be sentenced at a later date. The hasty guilty plea came midway through his week-long trial and immediately after Crown counsel played a video showing A.K. at a Langley restaurant at the same time

A.K.’s drug dealer.) as a threatening call was made to his Mounties proceeded to set up wireuncle. taps and video surveillance on the Earlier in the trial, the court heard pair, who put their plan into motion from A.K.’s accomplice in the extortion, Shane Werner, who admitted to in September of 2009. In one call, Werner tells K.K.: making phone calls. “Have your money ready for tomorWerner told the court that he and row or else I’m going to take out A.K. agreed to threaten A.K.’s uncle, your family.” K.K., with harm unless But unbeknownst to he paid half a million “Have your the extortionists, police dollars. K.K., who opermoney ready for were recording calls and ates several businesses in Chilliwack, quickly tomorrow or else counselling K.K. When Werner was contacted police. I’m going to take finally told falsely that Police traced the first out your family.” the money was ready call to a Maple Ridge to be delivered, police telephone number. They Shane Werner were in fact closing in then asked K.K. whether on him and his accomplice. he knew anybody in that area. They were arrested in a Langley K.K. told Mounties his nephew cul-de-sac. An assortment of drugs operated a gas station in the city were found in the vehicle. While but was also known to have a drug Werner told the court last week that problem. (Werner, who sold cocaine the drugs were his, A.K. still pleaded and other drugs to make money for guilty to one drug charge. his own habit, told the court he was

Police blotter

Broken leg teaches kid a hard lesson A boy ran out between parked cars and was struck in Maple Ridge. by Sylver McLaren

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While playing with a frien, an 11-year-old boy darted out into the street from between two parked cars and was struck by a car unable to stop in time. According to Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop the boy was struck in the 23600

block of 119th injuries, includAvenue on ing a broken leg, Wednesday, and was taken Jan. 25 at about to hospital by 5 p.m. ambulance,” she “Witnesses added. claim the youth “From the ran out from investigation between two it appears that parked cars this was a pedbefore being estrian’s error. struck by the We are certainly Cpl. Alanna Dunlop car, which was glad he was not Ridge Meadows RCMP traveling eastmore seriously bound,” said injured, and this Dunlop. is a reminder for all pedes“The young pedestrian trians to keep a watchful suffered what is believed eye out for traffic before to be non-life threatening venturing out into our

streets,” Dunlop said.

Teenager robbed

A teenager boy was assaulted and robbed on Sunday while waiting for a bus on Dewdney Trunk Road near 222nd Street in Maple Ridge. At about 9 p.m. a man approached the youth and asked to borrow his phone. “When the teenager said ‘no,’ the man punched the youth in the face and stole his Blackberry,” explained Dunlop.

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The installation of new underground BC Hydro power lines will be one of the first in a series of construction activities to take place along the Evergreen Line route to prepare for construction of the tunnel and guideway.

Concrete duct bank casings will be installed in an excavated trench and BC Hydro will run power lines through these ducts. The power supply lines are required for construction and for the operation of the Evergreen Line. This work will begin in the coming weeks at the following locations: Port Moody • Along Spring Street, St. Johns Street, Douglas Street and Electronic Avenue.

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Cast members from the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret’s production of Hard Times Hit Parade hit the lobby of The ACT to see what all of the hullabaloo was about Sunday, prior to their show. The actors were in town for a theatrical performance recreating a dance marathon reminiscent of the 1930s. Instead, they joked, a bunch of football jocks were upstaging them by holding a sit-in of sorts. Roxanne Hooper/TIMES

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About a hundred BC Lions fans turned out Sunday afternoon to get autographs from Lions quarterback Travis Lulay and kicker Paul McCallum, and have their pictures taken with the legendary trophy during a brief stopover in Maple Ridge. Many supporters brought along ball caps, jerseys, flags, footballs, and other keepsakes to be autographed during the one-hour visit at The ACT. Others walked away proud owners of a new autographed team photo. And yet others had a professional photographer take their picture with the Grey Cup. McCallum, also a Maple Ridge realtor, was proud to bring the Grey Cup back to the community for its third visit since the BC Lions defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23 on Nov. 27 at BC Place. After losing their first five games, the Lions won 13 of the next 15 games on their way to a Grey Cup victory, and McCallum and Lulay both thanked local fans for sticking by them in the good and bad times. This visit was coordinated through MLA Marc Dalton, who was present for the visit, along with Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin and Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters. The Sunday event marked the second of 15 public events being held in communities throughout B.C. to allow families, football fans, and sports history buffs alike a chance to see the cup and meet members of the Lions team. “The Grey Cup has long been known as the ‘people’s cup’ and it is with tremendous pride that we embark on this provincewide tour,” said Dennis Skulsky, Lions president and CEO. “As six-time Grey Cup champions coming off an emotional title win at home for the second time in franchise history, this

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tour celebrates what the BC Lions value most, the support of fans across this great province.” In advance of stopping at The ACT, the Grey Cup entourage was at Lougheed Town Centre, and wrapped up the day with a visit to the Chilliwack YMCA. Other stops in the tour are expected to include visits to Oak Bay, Colwood, Comox, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, and three stops in Surrey to round out the tour on Saturday. The Lions’ win was only the fourth time in the 99-year history of the Grey Cup that a home team has won the trophy. The Lions are the only team to have accomplished this feat twice, and fans watching the cup being brought in applauded when the accomplishment was discussed in a brief presentation. For more information about the tour, people can visit www.bclions.com. For those who had pictures taken with the Grey Cup on Sunday, during it’s brief stopover in Maple Ridge, those photos are available for free download at www. Yourcup.ca.

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Roadshow draws collectors wanting appraisals Trading cards, knick-knacks, and other treasures were evaluated at the Pitt Meadows Ramada Inn. by Troy Landreville

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Growing up, Nester Trafananko was more of a fan of bubble gum than baseball cards. Trafananko’s passion for chewy candy was the main reason why he bought packs upon packs of cards during the 1950s and the early ’60s. “As a kid, it was more about bubble gum,” Trafananko said with a laugh. “But I grew up in the Prairies and baseball was pretty popular at that time, so it was the kind of thing us kids would trade and gather.” Decades passed by and those hundreds of baseball cards Trafananko Troy Landreville/TIMES collected as a kid were stored away Card collector Nester Trafananko visited with buyer Kevin Hansen during the Great Canadian More in boxes and forgotten. Roadshow at the Pitt Meadows Ramada Inn. Until recently, that is. Photos “Then, all of a sudden, you come Trafananko figures the cards our own games with them,” he said. Online across these and think ‘Oh wow, had little or no value. Trafananko saw an ad for the roadshow, I wonder if they have value?’” “They’ve been sitting in the which once again piqued his curiosity Trafananko shared. basement for 40, 50 years so it’s time about how much his cards are worth. Trafananko travelled from Guildford to bring them out and see if there’s any In terms of if he plans to sell any of the to the Ramada Inn in Pitt Meadows value to them,” he said. “At the time cards, he said, “We’ll see what happens.” Thursday morning to have his treasure [when I bought the cards], I didn’t think The roadshow ran Tuesday to Saturday. trove of vintage cards appraised by buyer that 50 years later, I’d still have ’em.” No appointments were necessary. Kevin Hansen during the Great Canadian Seeing them again “sure brings a lot of Roadshow event. memories,” Trafananko said. Trafananko brought between 300 and “Looking at different cards, I look back 400 cards to the Ramada. Arguably his on people who I traded with and the most valued possession is a 1952 Willie games we used to do with these cards as Mays (New York Giants) card. far as throwing them against the wall or At the original point of purchase, setting them up on the rug and playing

During the roadshow, experts evaluated and examined items free of charge, as well as educated the owners about their wares. The travelling roadshow sees hundreds of people during a typical week. According to roadshow organizers, trains, musical instruments, scrap gold and silver, toys, pocket watches, porcelain dolls – anything can be sold. If a collector is looking for a collectible, a buyer will make an offer to buy it. One of the potential sellers waiting in the common area late Thursday morning was Maple Ridge resident Joan Corney who brought with her old coins and, she said, “knick-knacks,” some of which are more than a century old. “I saw the ad in the paper and decided, I’m getting older, why not find out what these are worth?” Corney said. Corney said, more than anything, curiosity brought her to the event. The roadshow is serving as a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Any donation to the foundation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Great Canadian Roadshow, up to a maximum of $50,000 received in donations.


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Pierson Lollar, a seven-year-old from Mission, and his younger brother Petrayus, three, (left), played a variety of games with friends and family at the new South Bonson Community Centre in Pitt Meadows.

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aware program. “My sense is that we Recreational vehicles and have a fair amount of tents will be on council’s Highlights* under-utilized land that is agenda in early March. February 6: Building bylaw ripe for re-development; Last year, many RV owners February 20: Commercial/ this will be confirmed were angry because they industrial review through the process,” were told to remove February 20: Neighbourhood Daykin said. “From there, vehicles that were larger traffic calming council can develop a stratthan permitted from their March 5: Council compensation, egy to encourage redevelproperties. recreational vehicles and tents opment of that inventory.” In March, council will While the Albion Flats March 19: Business license, have a policy discussion servicing developing areas, is one of the bigger issues on servicing developing municipal property downtown in front of Maple Ridge areas, and it will review council, there is a plethora its downtown property, April 2: Bear aware program, of other issues that it plans the three-acre parcel it secondary suites, sign bylaw to tackle in the next six bought last year between April 16: Parks and rec master months. the Haney Place and Valley plan, resident-only parking A $500,000 budget item Fair malls. April 30: Transportation plan, is on the schedule, to be In December, council flood plan fill, food waste, and dealt with in late February: voted to forego its salyard trimmings traffic calming is planned ary increase for 2012. May 14: Affordable housing, for River Road, Shady Councillors Ashlie and business planning Lane, and 132nd Avenue, Michael Morden both June 4: Silver Valley parks, dog where residents have been voted against the initial control bylaw complaining about excess increases in July, which June 18: TransLink update speeding and commuters were set for the incom* This is not a complete list of taking shortcuts through ing council, as both said items, and dates may change, their residential neighbourthe policy of comparing to depending on District of Maple hoods. other municipalities wasn’t Ridge staff time and availability of appropriate. In September, Maple information. Ridge council has to According to the scheddevelop a regional context ule, council will review its statement to go with Metro Vancouver’s policy governing council compensation in new Regional Growth Strategy, which early March. council signed on to last year. Adding a Hammond neighbourhood Council is also reviewing its bylaws plan to council’s schedule was brought this year. In March, it will review proup by Councillor Al Hogarth, who pointed posed amendments to the business license out at the council meeting that residents bylaw, and in April, it will look at the sign in Hammond have expressed an interest bylaw. Zoning bylaws will be looked at in in developing a neighbourhood plan. March. District of Maple Ridge staff weren’t able In April, council will look at a bear to commit to adding that to the matrix, aware program. Last year, after a bear given the number of items, but the planwas shot in Maple Ridge Park, Maple ning department will bring it up again at Ridge citizens started demanding a bear next week’s workshop. ...continued from page A3

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• Attention families living with attention deficit disorder and autism: the Pitt Meadows Community Association in partnership with the Fraser Valley Autism Society hosts a local support group for parents, caregivers, and stakeholders on the first Wednesday of each month. First time guests and members of PMCA or FVAS attend free. There’s a $2 drop-in fee for non-members. The meeting takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. The topic planned for this meeting is “special needs tax credit.” The meeting is at the association office, 202-10958 Barnston View Rd. Advanced registration is not required, but RSVP is appreciated. Info: 604-465-5500.

February 2

• The Maple Ridge Better Breathers will hold its next meeting from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fraser Room of the Maple Ridge Library. The guest speaker will be from the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society and will talk about its various programs. Everyone welcome. Info: Heidi at 604466-1633.

February 2

• Maple Ridge Caregivers Support Group, put on by the Parkinson’s Society B.C., meets from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a support group for caregivers, family, and friends of people with Parkinson’s disease. Info: Elinor Verkerk at 604-4672768 or jdverkerk@shaw.ca.

February 2

• The District Parent Advisory Committe (DPAC) meeting will be at Alexander Robinson Elementary, 11849238B St., Maple Ridge, from 7 to 9 p.m. David Vandergugten, director of instruction for SD42, will be presenting on the district’s vision for technology and its current use in the classrooms to enhance learning. All parents are welcome.

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• Ridge Meadows Hospital is holding a volunteer information session at 10 a.m. in the main floor conference room. Learn how to volunteer and give back to the community hospital. Info: 604-466-7911.

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• The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council

welcomes Roman Danylo back for the third year and this time he is bringing his friends to The ACT with The Ultimate Comedy Show at 8 p.m. The show will be at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. at 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought by calling 604-476-2787, visiting www.theactmapleridge. org, or going to the The ACT ticket centre in person.

February 4

• Ridge Meadows Hospice Society presents an Evening of Romance, a dinner and dance at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre, 12150 224th St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $38 each and $30 for seniors.

February 5

• Alouette Field Naturalists travel to Minnekada for winter birding. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Harris Road and Dewdney Trunk Road to carpool. Info: Joan at 604-460-6415.

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• Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group, now called: “Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Coquitlam” will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Coquitlam Pinetree Community Centre at 1260 Pinetree Way. The guest speaker this month will be Marnie Tocheniuk from the Poco Physiotherapy Clinic will give a presentation about incontinence and how to cope with it. Anyone from Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows involved with prostate problems is encouraged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly con-

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Lodge retreat aids patients Five days and nights for two at an exclusive lodge in northern B.C. is the prize package in a lottery for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. Duncanby Fishing Lodge donated the prize package worth $8,400 to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation for their first ever lottery. The prize includes airfare to the lodge in River’s Inlet in northern B.C., accommodation, and gourmet meals. (For more information on the lodge, go to www.duncanbylodgemarina.com.) There are 2,000 tickets available and they cost $10 apiece or three for $25.

Tickets are sold at the Billy Miner Pub, The Outpost liquor store, the Witch of Endor liquor store, and at the beer and wine store at The Office. With the purchase of a ticket, people will get a 10-per-cent discount card valid at the location until the end of March where the ticket was bought. The draw will be held March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Billy Miner Pub and Ale House. The Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation is working to provide more than $800,000 this year for health care needs. Included on their list is a bus for Baillie House residents, three cardiac monitors, patient lifts, and two highly specialized microscopes used for urology and orthopaedic surgeries.

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ly cool, but also protected. Exposure to heavy wet snow, ice, and wind will be the main problem for trees and shrubs. The branches of columnar evergreens may sprawl open in gardens where snow hasn’t been knocked away from the branches. These can be tied back into their original narrow shape with garden twine. Broadleaf evergreens such as rhododendrons, pieris, daphnes, and box may be flattened by the weight of wet snow or even broken. This happens when thawing is followed by re-freezing at night that turns snow on branches into ice. Some gardeners try to rejoin broken branches using Velcro strips, soft

Rhododendrons and other evergreen beauties may need some help recovering from the recent dump of snow.

cloth, or splints, and ably be checking twine. Sometimes how their containthis works, someers fared through Anne Marrison is the wild weather. times it doesn’t. happy to answer Cutting out broNorth-or eastgarden questions. facing balconies ken branches to Send them to her via and patios are new branches or amarrison@shaw.ca buds is easier, usually harder quicker, and usually hit than south- or brings better results. west-facing areas. Many vigorous It helps if plants by Anne Marrison shrubs that have in pots are drawn been distorted out back against the of their normal shapes and are suffering shelter of the building wall. Wrapping extensive dieback from cold can be given them with fabric (old towels or sheets a hard pruning if necessary. etc.) can also help. These include Smoke Bush, Red Even hardy bulbs can have freezing Flowering Currant, abelia, mophead problems if they’re planted close to the hydrangea, and weigela. But you need to edges of containers. know that after these drastic cutbacks it But the greatest safeguard for container can be a year before they flower again. gardeners is choosing plants that are two Gardeners who installed metal roofs zones hardier than their local zone. may have discovered that avalanches of Metro Vancouver is mainly in zone 7, heavy snow sliding off slippery metal are merging into zone 8 in sheltered microcliextremely hard on woody plants – and mates near the sea. anything else in the line of fire. The Fraser Valley is largely in the colder Groundcovers and perennials that die part of zone 7 merging into zone 6 further down in fall usually withstand dumps east. of snow from roofs. Even so, it’s best to • News flash: The Alpine Garden Club leave old stems and leaves on these perof BC’s annual spring plant sale has ennials over winter to protect their central changed its month and location. This growth points. year it will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on But trees and shrubs definSaturday, April 7 in the Floral Hall, Van itely need to be relocated to safer Dusen garden. The annual spring show places. will be held on the same date in the Van Container gardeners will probDusen Cedar Room.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Top stop closes in The race for top spot in the Haney Master’s Curling League tightened this week with victories by the teams (rinks) of Jack Stadel, Wayne Chin, and Bill Hanula. The Stadel rink with Wayne Leech, Tony Stadig, and Terry Lajeunesse extended their unbeaten record to 5-0 with an easy victory over the Terry Gregory rink to retain a slight lead in the spring competition. With the loss, the Gregory rink of Max Albrechtsen, Walter Vesa, and Earl King failed to move into sole possession of first place. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Brendan Morrison was traded and will now play for Chicago.

Morrison traded Pitt Meadows hockey star Brendan Morrison is expected to play his first game as a Chicago Blackhawk against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. Morrison, 37, currently has four goals and 11 points in 28 games. Throughout his 15-year NHL career, he has never hoisted the Stanley Cup. He played with New Jersey, Vancouver, Anaheim, Dallas, and Washington before signing with the Flames in the 2010-11 season.

Boys win by three It was a barnburner of a basketball game, but Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary pulled off the victory, according to SRT senior boys’ basketball coach Chris Page. At their second meeting of the year on Jan. 19, Garibaldi Secondary and Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary senior boys provided the small crowd in attendance with “a back and forth game that needed overtime to decide it,” said Page. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Zamboni driver passionate for ice

Cleaning the ice at the Olympic women’s ice hockey tournament in 2010 was an experience Gary Smart won’t ever forget. by Troy Landreville tlandreville@mrtimes.com

Gary Smart is the self-described “weekend Zamboni guy” at the newly renovated Pitt Meadows Arena. Saturdays and Sundays, Smart works a 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift at the three-rink facility on Bonson Road. This part-time gig is on top of his Monday-to-Friday occupation as a foreman at BNSF Railway, a company he has been employed with for the past 36 years. Driving Zambonis started out as a part-time job to help supplement the family income, but has since blossomed into a passion for the married father of a 30-year-old daughter and 21-year-old son. “You can upgrade as you go, there’s lots of schooling that you can take,” Smart said. “You don’t just drive the machine; you’re also responsible for the ice building and maintenance.” So what makes a good Zamboni driver? “Passion and patience,” Smart noted. “If you really care about making good ice, you’ll drive the machine properly, and know how to use its tools to your advantage, to do what you do – and that’s put good ice out there for your customers.” Smart said driving Zambonis is “like a nice glove,” especially at Pitt Meadows Arena, which he believes has the best ice in the Lower Mainland. “Seeing the kids smile at you, waving at you – just the feeling you get from making good ice and having people compliment you, and running a good ship and working with good people,” he said. Exactly two years ago, Smart was cleaning sheets of ice at an event of a much larger scope than, say, your average weekend kids hockey game. Smart was among those tasked with cleaning the ice at women’s hockey games during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Smart worked six of the 11

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Local Zamboni driver Gary Smart called resurfacing the ice at the 2010 Olympic women’s ice hockey tournament in Vancouver “phenomenal.” games on the Olympic women’s ice hockey tournament schedule, including the Canada/Sweden match-up. He said the Winter Games was an experience that will resonate with him for the rest of his days. “It was phenomenal,” he said. “I have memories that I will share with my family and friends; I have memories of the week I spent there that are unbelievable. It was wonderful.” Being part of the Olympics allowed Smart the opportunity to meet some of the world’s top ice hockey players, including the Czech Republic’s Jaromir Jagr of the Philadelphia Flyers and Finland’s Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks. Smart described Selanne this way: “He was the nicest gentleman you could meet.” All of the women’s hockey games were held at the Doug

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Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on the campus of the University of British Columbia. Prior to opening puck drop and between periods, Smart and another driver worked simultaneously to clean the ice – not using Zambonis – but instead seated in Olympia machines. Smart said Olympias are “totally different” than Zambonis and to ensure he had the intricacies of the machines “Seeing the down pat, he sacrikids smile at ficed his you, waving own time at you – just to train on the feeling you them over four conget for making secutive days prior good ice….” to the start Gary Smart of the tournament. Smart said the very first time he started resurfacing the ice at the Olympics, he was “just a tad” nervous. “I was more nervous when they took us for training and we were at GM Place [now Rogers Arena] but once you get out there, you’re focused on doing your job,” Smart

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said. “It’s not like a Sunday when you can wave at all the little kids; it’s got to be done right because the whole world’s watching you.” The ice at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre was excellent, Smart said. “They basically tore it down the day before the Olympics started, they rebuilt it right away… they were very, very passionate about their ice,” Smart said. Smart had initially signed up to volunteer for short-track speedskating. “Then I found an icon, just one day cruising a website, and that’s how I was able to switch over and get accepted,” he said. “When I found that icon for driving my eyes lit up and I applied.” As for the pre-tournament training, officials wanted to make sure all of the drivers operated the icecleaning machines the same and were on the same page. “They tried to pair us up with someone similar, and that was good,” Smart said. “If you’re driving with someone that drives the same as you, your ice is going to be consistent. If you have one guy who cuts more than the other, you are going to have ridges.”

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LeBlanc going to Olympics

A female soccer player from Maple Ridge is going to London in July as the goalkeeper on Team Canada.

over in September following the resignation of Carolina Morace. “They’re an inspiration to their country. They knew what they had on their shoulders and there was no way they were going to let Mexico tip them over in their own country, in their own stadium. by Marc Weber “Some just unbelievable performances The Province tonight,” he said. LeBlanc, who dyed her hair red, came In front of a record crowd for a up big when Mexico made its second-half women’s soccer qualifier, Canada qualipush. She couldn’t do fied for the London anything about Veronica Olympics with an Perez’s blast in the emotional 3-1 win over 67th minute that cut Mexico at B.C. Place on Canada’s lead in half, Friday. but she made calm, key Goalie and Maple saves after. Ridge hometown hero Sinclair opened the Karina LeBlanc made a scoring in the 16th minvictory lap around the ute, as ruthless as ever soccer field holding up with a high finish from the Canadian flag with the left side. She played teammate Christine a part in the wonderSinclair. fully crafted second The post-game reacgoal that ended with tion spoke volumes Kelly Parker picking out about how deeply this Melissa Tancredi on the team felt the disappointdoorstep. And Sinclair’s ment of last summer’s sensational chip over Women’s World Cup, Mexico’s goalkeeper, and how badly it wantClaudio Pasquazi photo Cecilia Santiago, sealed ed a shot at redemption. victory in the 76th minRedemption, they have Karina LeBlanc ute. been saying for two Still, there were other weeks here, can only standouts. come in London, not from qualifying for Desiree Scott, shifted under Herdman London. But now that door is open. from the wing to a holding midfield role, Burnaby’s Sinclair scored twice, includwas everywhere, disrupting Mexico’s ing a brilliant and crucial third goal, and midfield, making tackles and moving booked their Olympic ticket in front of the ball. It was her breakout game for 23,000 boisterous fans. Canada. “It’s been an amazing journey,” said •More online at www.mrtimes.com Canada’s coach John Herdman, who took

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Flames burned Ridge Meadows Flames goalie Wesley McLeod watched the scramble in front of his net between his teammates and a player from the Richmond Sockeyes at Minoru Arena Thursday. The Flames lost 5-1. More photos online.

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Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2012? Only Worn ONE time. Will sacrifice Less than 1/2 price from original price!! ■ Size 4: Red dress. Paid $550 + tax, Asking $199 ■ Size 6: Black dress: Paid $550 + tax, Asking $199 Call or email for photos and info at: 604-931-4860 lindaandken@shaw.ca. Serious buyers only please!

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Pet Services

LOVING 7 yr old cat looking for a quiet place to call home. She is very stressed in our multiple pet environment and she needs a place where she can just relax. If you have a soft spot in your heart for a shy cat please call Helen 604-948-2325

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

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

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62!

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

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

Metaphysical

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Travel Destinations

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office: 604- 936-1225

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JUNIPER COURT

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

Apt/Condos

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

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

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

6508

7010

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

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Escort Services

★ UP LATE? ★ So am I

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

6035

Mobile Homes

NEW SRI, 1152 sf, double wide in Ruskin Park. $109,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. 604-830-1960 NEW SRI manufactured homes Single double modular Repossessions 1974-2008 Chuck 604-830-1960

MELISSA 604-339-3605

Suites/Partial Houses

PT COQ. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. Great view! Ns/np. $875/mo incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-944-1479

415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567 MAPLE RIDGE Spac 1 BR apt, w/d, prkg, deck, n/s, n/p, $600. Avail Feb 1. 604-937-3534.

NEW WEST. 1 BR, g/l. Priv entry, W/D, 2 patios, u/g prkg. $875/mo. N/s. Avail Mar 1st. 604-433-3113

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

Business Services

DENIED CANADA PENSION plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

5035

6508

Real Estate Services

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in February, $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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Domestic

6005

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

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Business Opps/ Franchises

AMBER (W)

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

Renee Dubois

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

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

uSELLaHOME.com

670 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Mission NEW 3008sf 5br 3.5ba home, suite, 6006sf lot $459K 615-5955 id5475

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com

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Money to Loan

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office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358 BBY, BRENTWOOD. Big 1 BR, new carpets, new f/bath. $875 incl ht & h/w. Adult oriented bldg. Ns/ np. Avail now. Call 604-841-6984

Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, quiet. $825 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av now. NS/NP. 604-205-9409

CALYPSO COURT

Difficulty Making Payments?

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

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-812-3718

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

Quick Closing! (778) 707-9647

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE

For Sale by Owner

6015

We Buy Older Houses! Quick Cash!

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

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

401 Westview St, Coq

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program

Call 1-866-690-3328

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

office: 604- 936-3907

Financial Services

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

AMBER ROCHESTOR

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

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

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-26

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

Port Moody

BEST VALUE! NOW $309,000

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

6510

Co-ops

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

Jess LaFramboise 1-604-815-7190

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

CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022

THE SCRAPPER

We pay up to $300 cash

Call 604- 421-1222

6540

Houses - Rent

2005 PONTAIC Grand Prix loaded, alloy wheels, pw seats, dingless, 95kms, 3.8 l V6, cln, spoiler, $6450. 604-563-4352

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

604-761-7175

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

HOME SERVICES 8080

Electrical

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

8087

COQ CENTRAL, 3 BR up, 2 lev, 2 bath + 1 BR bsmt ste. W/D up & down. Avail Feb 1/15. $1590 + utils. N/S & N/P. 604 341-9626

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

6602

BBY, 4508 Ellerton Court. Clean, modern 2 BR bsmt, full bath, gas f/p. $950/mo incl hydro/cable/ internet & radiant heat. 950 sq ft. N/s, no pets. Near Metrotown Mall & bus. Immed. Call 604-761-3702 COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Large and Bright 1 BDRM/ 1 BATH above ground bsmt suite near transit, schools and Coquitlam Centre. Hardwood floors, washer/dryer and gas fireplace, new paint with lots of storage. Private entrance, own parking spot and backyard. Available Feb 1. $850 incl utils and cable. No pets, N/S, refs required. 604-722-2294 MISSION Brand New 1 BR Coachse with loft, w/d, n/s, Now, $1000 incl util, 604-462-8925

2BDRM/1BTH 206 & Thorne Avenue west Maple Ridge. available for feb 15... $875 Monthly. Call: (604) 715-3177 PITT MEADOWS, 2 br main flr. nr amens, own entry, ns, np, $810 + 1/3 utils, now, ref’s, 604-460-0638

POCO, Cidadel, 1BR, 650 sf, cln, quiet, incl sat TV, util, own w/d, N/s, N/p, Feb 1. 604-464-6141 POCO, NORTHSIDE. 2 BR, g/lvl. Gas f/p, garage, priv entry. $800. Ns/np. Feb 1. 604-942-9725

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RV’s/Trailers

2006 WILDWOOD Trailer 25’ 10' w/ hitch, sleeps 6, 2 dr, full bath, kitchen, and walk about queen size bed. Plenty of storage.Asking $12,500. Call 604-322-3207 REDUCED 2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $20,900 obo. 604-230-2728

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

Suites/Partial Houses

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

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

Scrap Car Removal

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal

115 PLACE CO-OP

College Park, Port Moody

301B Evergreen Drive

Aarrow Recycling

9145

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

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

Apt/Condos

Scrap Car Removal

9145

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

5017

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

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

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

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

Personals

6602

A27

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD. Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842 ● Home ● Office Renovations & Repairs ● Finishing ● Painting Glenn 778-873-8300

8160

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation.

to advertise call

604-630-3300

Plumbing

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

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

PLUMBERS

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

8240 310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

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

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

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8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

A-1 PAINT CO. Winter Special

15% OFF

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855 604-341-2512 • Small Jobs Ok! Finishing carpentry. lauriescustomfinishing @gmail.com

8295

Snow Removal

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

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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

604-723-8434

8220

Plumbing

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

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