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Fatal crash devastates friends

Two of six young people were killed in an early morning accident on Sunday.

by Sylver McLaren

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Former Garibaldi Secondary students grieved the loss of their friend Crystal Weaver at the crash site at Dewdney Trunk Road and Dunbar Street in Maple Ridge on Monday. Dawson Spencer also lost his life in the accident.

During Monday’s lunch hour, about 40 teenagers congregated at the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and Dunbar Street, the site of a crash that took two of their own this weekend. Dawson Spencer, a Grade 11 student at Samuel Robertson Technical, and Crystal Weaver, an 18-year-old graduate of Garibaldi Secondary, both died early Sunday morning in a twovehicle accident. Four others were injured, as well, when the green Dodge van Dawson was driving collided with a blue Honda Civic that Crystal and two other girls were in. In the van with Dawson were two Samuel Richardson Technical Secondary classmates, James Churton and Ben Buttignol. continued on page A6…

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Ridge man arrested in last week’s murder An autopsy shows Brandon Howson was killed with a ‘sharp-edged’ weapon. by Roxanne Hooper rhooper@mrtimes.com

A 33-year-old Maple Ridge man was arrested and charged on the weekend with last week’s slaying of Brandon Howson. Adam Deboo was picked up near Spences Bridge on the TransCanada Highway in the B.C. Interior on Saturday, and has since been charged with second-degree murder, said Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. The body of Howson, a 26-

year-old Maple Ridge man, was discovered by a passerby in the area of 224th Street and 144th Avenue – around the Blaney Bog, Timberline Ranch, and Golden Eagle Cranberry Farm – last Tuesday morning. An autopsy was conducted last week, and it appears Howson’s injuries are consistent with that of a “sharp-edged” weapon, Pound said, unable to elaborate. “Many of the details of the investigation are now before the courts and those details will not be released so as to protect the integrity of the investigation.” Deboo was tracked down and arrested only five days after Howson’s corpse was found in the remote Pitt Meadows location, giving police quick resolution to the community’s first

murder case in more than a year. was, but a number of things led “From the time the investigato him.” tors received the call, we were While she said both men were met with challenges. Our first known to each other, and police priority was to idenwere originally describtify the victim. Given ing this as a targeted that we were starting killing, police were not from ground zero, to able to say if it was have a suspect arrested connected with a court with charges approved case at which Howson speaks to the dedicawas expected to appear tion of the IHIT investithis week. gators,” Pound shared Howson was due with The TIMES. in New Westminster “This was not a Supreme Court to black and white case. Sgt. Jennifer Pound face two counts of This was an investigadrug trafficking. Court Integrated Homicide tion where long hours records show that his and dedication by next court date was investigators led them to a susThursday for a pretrial conferpect,” Pound added. ence, followed by a trial booked “A trail of evidence led to him. for April 17 and 19. I can’t speak to exactly what it Those charges arose from

arrests in April and May of 2009, and according to a TIMES article dated Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, the Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested 10 people, including a then24-year-old Howson, for drug trafficking, after an undercover operation that began in April and ended in mid-July of that year. As for a past criminal record, Pound said: “It is my understanding that [Howson] has never been convicted of anything. He does not have a criminal record.” While the fate of that court case is unclear, Deboo has since appeared in Port Coquitlam provincial court. He appeared Monday and was remanded in custody pending his next court date – via video conferencing – next Monday, Feb. 13. • More online at www.mrtimes.com

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Flagger Diane Herback chatted with Sandee Collinge (far left) at the corner of 120A Street and 201B Avenue, while flagger Bernie Watts escorted another resident to her home Thursday.

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Fraser Health lauded For the third year in a row, Fraser Health has been recognized as one of B.C.’s top employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the Canada’s Top Employers competition. Fraser Health operates the Ridge Meadows Hospital, Baillie House, the Maple Ridge Treatment Centre as well as other smaller health units, which serve both Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Fraser Health was recognized for providing employees progressive work policies, opportunities for growth, and excellent benefits. Fraser Health employs more than 26,000 staff, including highly specialized and non-clinical roles. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Residents show flaggers kindness Three flaggers, who have been controlling traffic where a water main in being installed in Maple Ridge, are impressed with the residents. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

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Val Patenaude showed some memorabilia that led to a heritage award last year.

Heritage recognized The Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission is holding its annual heritage awards evening on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Heritage Church, 22279 116th Ave. (west side of Haney Bypass). The awards are given to community members who have demonstrated excellence in heritage conservation. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Help for celiacs A new group is forming focused on living without gluten. Exodus Colon Health & Wellness is launching the first gluten-free support group in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. They meet on March 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Exodus Colon Health & Wellness, #20020395 Lougheed Hwy. (at the Westgate Shopping Centre). RSVP at 604-465-4263. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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“I’ve had my share of bad experiences, but these guys really inspire me,” explained Watts. “When you get talked down to it can be really disheartening, so this restores my faith in humanity,” Watts added. Sandee Collinge is one of the neighbours who has been bringing treats out to Herback, Watts, and Cindy Vesper, as well as the employees of Pedre Contractors, who are installing the water main. “The noise has been bad and my shower doors fell off the walls, but I’ve been feeding them and bringing out hot chocolate,” said Collinge, who is the third resident to offer the use of a restroom. Metro Vancouver spokesperson Glenn Bohn said the intersection is expected to return to normal by the end of next week. But Herback and her team won’t soon forget how good they had it at this location.

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Choo Choo, the Pekingeseshih tzu cross rescued from the winter elements by Maple Ridge SPCA staff last month, has a new home.

Profiled in the Jan. 21 edition of the TIMES [Choo Choo’s story has a happy ending] the dog has been adopted by a senior couple. During the first snowstorm of the winter, the seven-yearold, partially blind dog had been running stray in the area of Dewdney Trunk Road and 287th Street. The first official sample of winter in the Fraser Valley left Choo Choo in peril, so a nearby resident who had

spotted the dog called the Maple Ridge SPCA for help. He was picked up by SPCA staff members on Jan. 14 and brought to the shelter. He has since been adopted. “He’s been getting spoiled,” reported Maple Ridge SPCA receptionist Kim Hoare, who rescued Choo Choo along with animal control officer Rob Westlund. “He’s in a good home and the vet says he is good health.”

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After 18 years on the job, flagger Diane Herback is stunned by the treatment she has been getting lately. No, she hasn’t been given the one-fingered salute or had a horn honked at her in frustration. She was given cookies, and muffins, and beef stew in puff pastries, and chicken quesadillas, and hot chocolate. Herback has been flagging in Maple Ridge for the past two weeks where a 30-inch

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Job action affects schools differently If report cards aren’t written in March, blank ones won’t be sent home. by Maria Rantanen

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Maple Ridge Councillor Judy Dueck donned an orange safetey vest during a council workshop recently and slipped out for about half an hour. This is because she works as the health and safety officer for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district, and as a non-union employee, she has to do supervision duty ever since teachers began their first phase of job action. It’s just one sign of the teachers’ job action in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Another noticeable sign were the report cards sent home devoid of much information, and if job action continues, teachers won’t be writing the March report cards either. Jan Unwin, superintendent of schools for School District 42, said they’ve been advised by the Ministry of Education they won’t have to send out blank report cards, but “rather we are to advise parents of the reasons why reporting is not feasible at this time and let them know that they may seek information about their child’s progress from their teacher at any time.” If the teachers’ job action could be resolved locally, it would have been done a long time ago, according to

Some teachers, however, have George Serra, president of the Maple decided to pull back their volunteer Ridge Teachers’ Association. hours because of the job action. Two bargaining sessions took Serra said he doesn’t feel there place last week between the MRTA is any real negotiation going on and the school district, both of at the bargaining table, rather the which “went well,” Serra said. B.C. Public School Employers’ “Locally we can come to resolutions, we can solve problems,” Serra Association keeps reiterating its position of net-zero increase. said. “Unfortunately, the list [of The 15-per-cent increase in pay items negotiated locally] is small and teachers are asking for would not often inconsquential.” bring them to the highest level in Although teachers have been in Canada, Serra added, but at least strike mode for close to six months, they wouldn’t be at the bottom. Serra said morale is no lower than But teachers also want better it was before. But morale has been benefits and going down improvements for the last in areas like decade, Serra “Locally we prep time. added. “We’re falling This is can come to behind in many because teachresolutions, areas,” Serra ers have fewer said. resources, we can solve Serra said he increased problems.” thinks teachspecial needs George Serra ers have done caseloads, a “great job” fewer library informing parresources, and ents of their so forth, Serra kids’ progress despite the lack of said. report cards. The job action affects each school Ironically, he added, the school differently because each school is its district struck up a “data/reporting own “little community,” Serra said. committee” last year with represenWhether field trips take place tation from the MRTA and adminisdepends on whether the administration. The committee was looking tration is filling out paperwork or at data assessment and was “thinkwhether paperwork has been filled out prior to the job action, he added. ing outside the box” vis-a-vis report cards, Serra said, and how teachers Teachers can decide themselves could report on students without letwhether to take part in extracurricuter grades. lar activities, like coaching and “That’s where we’re headed anyclubs, because these are volunteer way,” Serra said. efforts, not part of job action.

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Marlee MacDonald, Faith Shulman, Graham Strang, Theo Morgan, Tara Davie, and Mary-Ellen Smith will be part of the troupe delivering singing telegrams to benefit the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Valentine’s Day

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Flowers and chocolates are fine on Valentine’s Day, but a singing telegram will make a much better impression, especially if it’s benefitting the Heart & Stroke Foundation. The Bergthorson Academy of Music’s Glee Club and its adult choir, Aspire to Inspire, are joining forces and providing singing telegrams for $30 apiece. There will be four songs to choose

from: Nowhere with You, More Than Words, Can’t Help Falling in Love, and Northern Downpour. “We chose an array that would appeal to everyone,” said Rayne Beveridge, who runs both choirs. The telegrams can be ordered for Feb. 10, 11, or 12, from 1 to 7 p.m. for anywhere in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows. Beveridge said he asked the youth from the Glee Club which charity they wanted to support, and they came up with the Heart & Stroke Foundation. “We just thought it’s kind of related to Valentine’s Day,” Beveridge said. To order a singing telegram, people can call Rayne Beveridge at 604-716-3057 or email him at raynebeveridge@hotmail. com.

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Rebecca Mianardi (in orange) and her friends, who graduated from Garibaldi Secondary with Crystal Weaver in 2011, visited the accident scene Monday, where a memorial site – complete with flowers, candles, and cards – has been erected. Sylver McLaren/TIMES

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at the Alouette River campus. “We were on scene until about 4 According to her friends at the site, “He was a really nice guy. He a.m. and then returned at 8 a.m. to Crystal went to university in Prince always came into class with a assist the coroner to remove the final George and was in town to celebrate smile,” said Jeremy, who mentioned victim, who was the boy driving the her birthday. She would have been that Dawson’s mom come to the van,” he said. 19 on Thursday. school Monday morning to give the “By virtue of size and magnitude “You know those people who go students an update on James and of the accident, we went to three all the way through high school and Ben. alarms, which means six pieces of never have a fight with anyone, SRT principal Mike Keenan said apparatus were on scene, plus a duty that’s her,” said Rebecca Mainardi, the visit from Dawson’s mom was chief,” Exner said. who graduated with Crystal in 2011. important for the grieving teens. “We had 30 people on the scene Another former classmate of “It was very valuable for the kids by the time the third alarm was Crystal’s, Alexa Davies, that the mom could fill in answered.” said Crystal was loved by some of the gaps as the According to Exner, a critical-incieveryone at Garibaldi. kids had lots of questions,” dent stress-management team was “She was the happiKeenan said. deployed after the accident to help est person, she never had “[Tragic accidents] have a the responders deal with anything anything negative to say,” very high emotional impact that may arise in the coming days. Alexa related. on kids and staff. It could be “It was a very difficult situation. Nickee Jackson, a Grade quite some time before this It ranks right up there as a horrific 10 student at Westview settles down,” he explained. accident,” he said. Secondary was a friend of Extensive grief counselling “To lose of two young local Dawson’s. is going on at SRT 2, Keenan people is devastating,” said Sgt. Dale Crystal Weaver “He was a family friend. I said. The vice-principal and Somerville of the Ridge Meadows knew him when I was little, the three SRT counsellors RCMP traffic unit. and then hung out with him again in were at the Alouette River campus, “Our sincere condolences go out to high school. His smile could light up along with a number of on-call the two families,” Somerville added. the darkest days,” she said. teachers who were called in to assist. “Our investigation into the crash Kaylene Gonyer agreed. Emergency crews often is in its initial phase. Due The Grade 12 Westview student require counselling after to the ages of the people said she had been friends with responding to fatalities as involved in this, Ridge Dawson since Grade 9. well, said Maple Ridge’s Meadows RCMP’s youth “His personality was best, he was assistant fire chief Howard resource officers will the happiest kid always, he could Exner, who was on duty the be working with School always light up your day.” time of the crash. District 42 to ensure approGrade 9 Westview student Kassie Exner said that when he priate counselling is in Le Mercher said she grew up with arrived at Dewdney Trunk place,” he said. Dawson. Road and Dunbar Street at The investigation is con“We used to go camping and dirt about 2:30 a.m., two boys tinuing. Police are asking biking. He loved dirt biking. Of all were climbing out of the anyone who may have Dawson Spencer the people, I don’t know why,” she van, which was on its side, witnessed the crash, and said. and there were two girls who have not yet spoken Also paying respect at the scene of trapped in the Honda, the driver and to police, to come forward. the accident was Dawson’s classmate front-seat passenger. Anyone with information is asked Jeremy Gourlay. “We had to use all of our hydraulic to call the RCMP at 604-463-6251. Jeremy said all three boys involved tools, more than just the Jaws of On Thursday, there will be a in the accident were in his class at Life, to rescue the girls, the driver in candlelight vigil held at the scene of SRT 2, which is a carpentry program particular,” Exner explained. the accident at 5:30 p.m. …continued from page A1

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Tragedy takes community toll Huge strides have been made over the years in dealing with misfortunes that inevitably traumatize communities from time to time. Grief counselling, victim services – services that weren’t available only a few decades ago – are immediately brought into play when schools or other institutional or tight communities are devastated by the kind of tragedy that struck this weekend, this one in the form of car crash that took two young lives from our community. Coping is arguably easier, because of the community and social services that are provided – but “easier” is a relative term, and it simply is not enough. There is no way to measure the tragic consequences – or even to make sense of any of it. The only way to truly deal with the devastating emotional impact is to attempt to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Families have been destroyed, friendships truncated, and lasting grief will change lives – some with unexpected connections to the victims. Perhaps the awful reality of last weekend’s crash will incite some changed behaviours. It’s fine to say that young drivers – who unfortunately dominate accident statistics – need to “smarten up.” But we adults have been telling them that since long before we were the youngsters being lectured by the adults of our day. It doesn’t work. What has made a difference has been stricter rules for drivers – all drivers – in regards to the care and attention they need to place on their driving. Law governing distracted driving, like drinking-and-driving laws before them, have positively impacted on accident statistics, as have tighter regulations for young drivers starting out on the road. Those changes have come about the hard way: responses to tragedies like the one our community will undoubtedly dwell on for some time to come. Will this tragedy eventually serve to avert another in the future? We can only hope. –B.G.

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During a week when our comShe learned the debit card that munity is rocked by senseless was missing when she went to tragedy and loss, it’s gratifying to pay for an order of three coffees share a few uplifting stories. and one toffee concoction at Tim First, I direct your attention to Hortons in the Meadowtown the story on page A3 of today’s Centre mall. edition. It’s about a group of She was preparing to call her Maple Ridge neighbours who husband – who was no more than demonstrated kindness to a team a two-minute drive away – when of flaggers – plying them with the woman behind her in the food and friendship. lineup stepped forward and paid, by Roxanne Hooper For two weeks now, a Maple draining her Tim Hortons gift Ridge neighbourhood has put up cards in the process. with road construction blocking access to their “I was just so shocked,” said Patricia, who homes and causing extensive traffic delays while wanted to give the kind woman a hug, but a water main is being installed. thought better of it since she was “really, really But rather than taking out their frustration on sweaty” from the run. the flaggers and road crew, these neighbours are “I am the jogger in the pink jacket who brought dishing out kindness – literally. the wrong card at the Timmy’s and could not pay Foregoing the more anticipated honking horns for the four cups of coffee I ordered. You were and one-finger salutes, at least three neighbours the lovely lady – with the equally lovely salt and have been offering restroom privileges, and prepepper hair – who helped me out of a bind and senting workers with hot chocolate, cookies, muf- paid for my order. Thank you ever so much,” fins, chicken quesadillas, and even beef stew in Patricia said. puff pastries. “I really want to say thank you to her,” Patricia These acts of kindness not only shocked, but said. But more over, she wants the woman to actually inspired the flaggers – some of whom know how inspired she was. have been working construction for years and Living in downtown Vancouver, Patricia said, never saw such compassion on the job. she’s become a little jaded, convinced such kind“When you get talked down to, it can be really ness no longer exists in the big city. In fact, just disheartening, so this restores my faith in human- days before the incident, she and co-workers ity,” said Bernie Watts, who described the acts of were talking about the demise of moral standards. kindness as inspiring. “No one says ‘thank you’ anymore. It’s such a Likewise, I heard from Patricia Thomas on rude, rude society,” she said, recalling their disFriday, sharing a similar story of goodwill. cussions and noting that she was brought up in The 39-year-old federal government employee the Philippines by a family that believed in high was recently in Pitt Meadows, visiting fammorals, respect for others, and politeness. ily, when a stranger bowled her over with an So, to the stranger at Timmy’s who came to unexpected and unsolicited act of generosity. her aid, Patricia said: “You came at a time when Patricia and her husband Dennis were visitI was losing faith in the kindness of people. Your ing his aunt [Christine Wood] overnight, in Pitt act of kindness has single-handedly restored my Meadows. The next day, Patricia went for a fivefaith. Please know I will pay your kindness forkilometre run day, deciding to stop on the way ward… I want to pay it forward the next time an back to grab coffees for all those at the house. opportunity arises.” Before leaving on her run, she grabbed her Don’t let kindness and compassion die. A cellphone, credit card, driver’s licence, and debit smile, kind word, or giving gesture can change a card – or so she thought. person’s world.

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Environment in harm’s way Dear Editor,

The Katzie First Nation and Canadian Aggregates Inc. have applied to lease Crown land on Blue Mountain to mine gravel. I and others, including the Whonnock Community Association, Blue Mountain Conservation Group, and Chilliwack Forest District, share grave concerns over the potential environmental impacts. The proposed access route for the gravel mine would traverse many streams, including Kanaka Creek, negatively affecting aquatic life and the drinking water of residents in Kanaka and Whonnock. Siltation and soil compaction from the construction of the access route will also have a tremendous effect on the recharge area of the Kanaka/Whonnock Creek Aquifer, and thus residents’ wells. Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both the District of Maple Ridge and the Katzie First Nation, “Both the Katzie First Nation and

the District of Maple Ridge are interested in the stewardship of Kanaka Creek.” Blue Mountain is an environmentally sensitive area that not only contains history important to the district and the Katzie First Nation, but also endangered species. The coastal tailed frogs and red legged frogs in Blue Mountain are “blue listed,” and require special protection to avoid further endangerment and potential extinction. Bears, cougars, bobcats, deer, and, of course, the people of Maple Ridge also consider Blue Mountain their home. Recreational uses of the Blue Mountain Crown land, such as walking dogs, horseback riding, and hiking will also suffer, as they cannot coexist with gravel trucks. It is my hope that council, on behalf of the District of Maple Ridge, will oppose the application.

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Kiersten Duncan, Maple Ridge

[Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at www.mrtimes.com.]

Poverty

Too few changes made in 50 years After reading about MLA Jagrup Brar finding life tough on the standard $610 per month welfare allotment, I was amazed that some things have not changed in 50 years. Over the past two years, I spent hours with Laura, once a resident of Maple Ridge, who was raised on the downtown eastside by a drug-addicted mother.

They lived in the same kind of housing as Jagrup Brar described: rooms with no hot plates or fridges, and one shower or bath tub for the entire building. Because her mother was an alcoholic and spent her money on booze, they moved from one dilapidated hotel to another. Laura just had her 50th birthday, and when I read about Brar, I couldn’t help

Education

Not all teachers frustrating Dear Editor,

I wrote a letter that was printed a few days ago [Arrogance gone too far, Feb. 2 Letters, TIMES], and I wish to clarify one point. I did not mean that the kids were not being taught in the classroom, because I have the utmost respect for my daughter’s teacher. In fact, all the Grade 7 teachers at our school are doing a phenomenal job of preparing our kids. What I meant, and should have been clearer in saying, is that without formal report cards, there is not a clear and concise way of tracking our kids’ progression into high school, and this is a huge issue with parents. That is the lack of preparation to which I alluded. I apologize for not being clear with where my frustration truly lies.

Darren Jones, Maple Ridge

[Editor’s note: The edited version of Mr. Jones’s letter which appeared in print on Thursday (a longer version of the letter was published online at www.mrtimes.com) may have exacerbated his unintended lack of clarity.]

but wonder why. Why are we not providing reasonable housing. Many children grow up in such environments, and if their mothers are addicts, they may grow up with learning disabilities that will be with them until they die. It is easier to feel sorry for these little ones, but we forget that most of us grow into adults, and those disabilities do not go away. Often these people are labelled as lazy and useless, when in fact, their problems started from conception. The book we wrote is called, A little girl called Squeaks (available at Black Bond Books in the Haney Mall), and 50 years is a long time for some things as important as this not to change. I know the issue is not an easy one, and like most social issues, requires money. As a society, we need to be a voice for our children – otherwise, what kind of a society have we become?

Debbie Maddigan Maple Ridge

Odd Thoughts

Language underwhelms antinouncer Dear Editor,

Loved your column [Regruntlement not possible, Jan. 31 Odd Thoughts, TIMES]. Can you imagine the trouble a non-English-speaking immigrant has? At first, he is overwhelmed, and as the new language is slowly absorbed, can he then be underwhelmed? A friend told me that the language is only understood when the “comics”

in the paper are comprehended. At the moment I do not find the “funnies” humorous any more. Have I lost touch? Is there such a word as overstood? Things are even worse when a new arrival has learned basic English in a Dutch school. I asked a hotel clerk to knock me up at six a.m. He gave me a strange look and called me a fruitcake. I looked up the word fruitcake in my dictionary.

Three months later, working up north with a crew of roughnecks, I discovered the implication of his remark. By then, I was miles away. I learned many new words over the years. Still do not know how to pronounce some. Can I consider myself an antinouncer? As usual, confused, but at a higher level.

Jan de Zeeuw, Maple Ridge

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Heritage

Family lore gives clues to the past Piecing together one’s family history involves a lot of research. by Maria Rantanen

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All the information you need isn’t on the Internet, at least if you’re researching your family’s history. Sometimes you might need to dig through municipal archives or walk through a cemetery to get the information needed to compile a family’s history, according to local family historian Brenda L. Smith. While a computer might provide some information about family history, a vast amount of information is in the libraries, archives, and cemeteries, she said. “How can anyone be satisfied sitting with a laptop when they can walk into a museum or talk with someone who knew,” Smith said. Smith, who lives in Maple Ridge, has spent a lot of time researching her own family’s history and trying to piece together the story of how they moved to Canada, which included a boat trip, a train wreck,

and other adventures on their journey from England to the New World. Smith teaches courses in studying family history and is involved in the Maple Ridge Historical Society. Most people have family stories but they’ve only told them to members of their own families. Smith helps them adjust the stories for another audience. In her courses, Smith covers topics like standards of proof, citations, and using cemeteries as archives to find family history. Precious family artifacts also often give clues to the past. “It’s about giving people a window into that source of information,” she said. Family history is about connecting generations, something Smith thinks is important to Canadians because this is a country of immigrants. In addition, families no longer live in multigenerational households so information doesn’t get passed on like it used to. The family history group meets in the Greenside room at the Maple Ridge Library the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Sports On Deck

Flames doused On Friday, the Ridge Meadows Flames had hoped to build off their last game, a 2-0 home-ice win over the Abbotsford Pilots on Jan. 28.

No dice at Planet Ice. Instead, the local junior B hockey team found itself on the wrong end of an 8-1 score, at the hands of the visiting Delta Ice Hawks.

• More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Ambitious runner It doesn’t take a champion runner to do a race. It doesn’t take an Olympian to do a marathon. What builds a runner is dedication. It’s drive. Sixteenyear-old Maple Ridge resident Jack Gardner wanted to make that Les Bazso – PNG Files clear. “I’m Maple Ridge runner not some Jack Gardner. all–star track runner,” he said. “I just like to run.” For the youngest member of The Province Vancouver Marathon team, the May 6 marathon will bring more than just a long run. It will bring his first-ever marathon – and a goal set at under four hours. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Record meet The Simon Fraser University women’s swimming team won all eight of the relays in a dual meet with the University of Puget Sound on Saturday afternoon while the SFU men won all five of their races. The women defeated UPS 10874 while the men won by a score of 100-44. In the 200-metre medley, Pitt Meadows’ Ciaran McDonnell along with Hans Heyer, Julian Monks, and Adam Kautz swam in a time of 1:45.83 to set a new meet record. McDonnell also broke a 12year-old record in the men’s 100metre butterfly with his lead swim of 26.92. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Armed students engage in ‘battle’

The ancient sport of fencing is being practised at a Maple Ridge private school. by Troy Landreville

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A fencing match broke out in the Meadowridge School atrium Thursday afternoon. Grade 8 Thomas Burke and Grade 6 Emily Mason took up arms against each other. As the two combatants parried furiously, a handful of students, sitting on some nearby steps, looked on while casually eating their lunch. Grade 8 student Jessie Rumble enthusiastically volunteered to referee the contest. Thomas and Emily demonstrated an ancient sport that’s gaining popularity at the Maple Ridge private school. Mason’s dad Gareth heads up the program, joined by school staff members Connie Chow-Go, Darrell Lester, and Cindy Hops. The elder Mason started fencing during high school in the U.K. around 1980, and trained and competed for about 12 years until he was through university. Gareth said he was “fortunate to have some great coaches” who had worked in centrrs of excellence in London and the South West, and once he was attaining some decent results on the competitive circuit, did some amateur coaching with his university club. “I was an all-rounder, winning the public schools master-at-arms for combined foil, epee, and sabre results, but was never an absolute superstar in one single discipline,” Gareth said. Now he’s giving the next generation some “pointers.” “I must have mentioned my prior involvement in fencing at some point, and so the Head[master] Mr. [Hugh] Burke asked me if I might be interested in starting the program,” Gareth related. “The real driver, though, is how

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Grade 10 student Nicholas Han is one of the students involved in Meadowridge School’s fencing program. Meadowridge School students Thomas Burke (inset left) and Emily Mason put their fencing skills on display in the school’s atrium this past Thursday. Their schoolmate Jessie Rumble refereed their match. compelling the sport can be – it was extremely tempting to get back into it, so before I knew it I was coaching and even competing again.” Gareth said fencing can be a great combination of physical speed, flexibility, agility, and endurance, with the tactical thinking required to out-think an opponent. He added, “It can appeal to students with a range of cerebral or

physical inclinations, and can help develop them in complementary areas.” The club has appealed to students of different ages, some coming out of curiosity to try something new, some excited to “take up arms,” some to enhance their drama skills, and some to augment what has become serious training with community clubs. In its third year, Meadowridge’s fencing program starts with Grade

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5 students and continues up to Grade 12. There are 40 students involved, 75 per cent of whom are returning from past years. Gareth said the rules for fencing can be a little confusing for an observer or even a participant, particularly foil and sabre, in which a point is scored depending who has the “right of way” by attacking first, or parrying. The easiest to follow is epee, where, simply, the first to hit anywhere on the body will score the point, or both fencers can score with a simultaneous hit. Modern electric weapons have a special tip with a sensor that will record hits for competitive matches. Simultaneous points are allowed. For foil, you can only hit on the torso – no arm or leg or head hits – and you must hit with the point of the weapon. You also must have “right of way,” which means you cannot hit if the other fencer has initiated an attack first. You must first parry or otherwise avoid your opponent’s attack, and then counterattack. Simultaneous points are not allowed. All three types of fencing are practised on a “piste,” a narrow strip along which they attack and defend. You can technically get a point by forcing your opponent to retreat off the back end of the piste, but this is rare. “The sport requires a fair amount of diligence in footwork and routine practice, but if it’s mixed up with some fun and fighting, the kids can stay excited about it,” Gareth said. Fencing is an inclusive sport, noted Gareth, who has seen participants range in age from six to 80, and from many backgrounds and physical types. “As a participation sport, anyone can try it – often strategy and timing will win out over sheer athleticism, so you can’t gauge from appearances who may ultimately be the victor,” he said. As for the students, each has a personal motivation for taking part in the program. “It looked really interesting,” Thomas said. “It looked like a fun sport. What I enjoy most about it is learning a new skill and then applying it. When it works, it’s a great feeling.” Emily said she enjoys the competitive side of fencing the most. “It lets me fence with different people,” said Emily, who is aiming to represent Canada at the 2020 Olympics.

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Mounties confiscate two handguns Police seized two loaded handguns in this community during the past week. The first was confiscated from a 45-year-old Pitt Meadows man last Wednesday, Feb. 1, said RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville. The Lower Mainland’s integrated gang taskforce, assisted by Ridge Meadows RCMP, arrested the man with a gun in his possession. A check then revealed this man was currently under a court-ordered prohibition from possessing firearms. Another gun was uncovered Friday, when police arrested a “well-known” 29-year-old man. “The man was a passenger in a car that police stopped in downtown Maple Ridge. A search of the man’s purse located a loaded gun, and the man was arrested,” Somerville said. The suspect was held in custody over the weekend, expected to appear in court Monday.

Talking motorist nailed

A Surrey motorist faces a series of new charges after being pulled over in Maple Ridge Friday afternoon. A 49-year-old man was found allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when a motorcycle officer spotted him talking on his cellphone in the 20700 block of Lougheed Highway at about 3:30 p.m. “When the man was unable to produce his driver’s licence, the officer found out his driving privileges were prohibited,” Somerville said. “It was also learned that the man was released by the courts on similar charges with conditions that he not

Maple Ridge firefighters, with the help of police, blocked Lougheed Highway from 216th to 222nd Street, after a pole burst into flames Friday afternoon. Roxanne Hooper/TIMES

drive or be in the driver’s seat.” He was given a roadside bloodalcohol, which registered high, and would normally have earned him a 72-hour driving prohibition. But since he was already restricted from driving, pulling his licence wasn’t possible. The car, however, was impounded for a week. Police are also recommending charges of failing to obey conditions of his recognizance and driving while prohibited.

the highway between 216th and 222nd Streets, and let the pole burn, fearful any attempts to extinguish the blaze could put fire crews in jeopardy from potentially live wires falling.

Man struck on highway

A 54-year-old man was struck by a car when he attempted to cross a dimly lit road outside of a crosswalk, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m., Feb. 1, Rush hour was snarled in in the 21700 block of the Maple Ridge Friday evening. Lougheed Highway in Maple A power pole burst into Ridge. flames just before 5 p.m. in Paramedics took the man front of the Quality Inn on to hospital by ambulance Lougheed Highway just east with what was felt to be nonof 216th Street. life threatening injuries, said Firefighters on scene were Dunlop. Cpl. Alanna Dunlop unsure of the cause. BC The 37-year-old Burnaby Ridge Meadows RCMP Hydro was called and power man, who was driving a to parts of downtown Maple Ridge Nissan, was not physically hurt, but was cut while the pole continued to was badly shaken by the incident. burn. The investigation continues. • More online at www.mrtimes.com Police and firefighters had to block

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• The Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows is hosting four provincial ministers at a luncheon: Margaret MacDiarmid, Mike de Jong, Stephanie Cadieux, and Harry Bloy. Tickets are available from the chamber at 604-463-3366.

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• Bring your friends and spend a relaxing evening at the Maple Ridge Library watching The Fast Runner, a Canadian film from 2001, for free. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. Friends of the Library are selling refreshments during intermission.

February 7

• The Golden Ears Metis Society meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Activity Room 1 at the South Bonson Community Centre, 10932 Barnston View Rd., Pitt Meadows. Info: goldenearsmetis@gmail.com.

• St. Patrick’s School will hold its annual open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Stop by to find out more about the school, meet the principal and staff, and pick up registration forms. Info: school office at 604-467-1571. • 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 who will give a presentation about incontinence. Anyone from Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows involved with prostate problems is encouraged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a confidential atmosphere. There is no charge. Info: Norm at 604-936-8703 or Ken at 604-936-2998.

February 7

• Garibaldi Art Club (GAC) meets at 7 p.m. in the craft room, third floor, at The ACT. Members will be discussing upcoming workshops and plans for the spring show which is from March 24 to April 21 at Maple Ridge Art Gallery. GAC membership is $50, or $40 for seniors. New members welcome.

February 7

• SongStage, hosted by local songwriter Ivan Boudreau, is in the lobby of The ACT from 7 to 9 p.m. This month’s

February 8

February 8

• What can you do to help your parents stay healthy mentally and physically as they age? Learn about the many resources available in the community from fitness and health support groups to free seniors wellness clinics at the Keeping Your Aging Parents Healthy – When and How to Help seminar, presented by the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network. The seminar takes place at the Maple Ridge Library from 7 to 9 p.m.

February 8

• Maple Ridge Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre, 12150 224th Ave. This meeting is open to all persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. Info: Peta Purdy at 604-4631332 or rpcoco@telus.net.

February 9

• Alouette Field Naturalists hold their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the seniors’ centre, 12150 224th St. All welcome. Info: Duanne at 604-463-8743.

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• SFU Philosopher’s Cafe has a discussion on democracy: Does democracy mean telling politicians, “Promise anything, but once you’re elected, do what you want?” What system, if any, would be better? The discussion takes place in the lobby of The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. at 7 p.m. Info: 778-782-5215 or visit www.philosopherscafe. net.

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February 9

• Attention parents of three- and four-year-olds: St. Patrick’s School is hosting an opportunity to gain information regarding early literacy at their Ready, Set, Learn program. The event takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the school, 22589 121st Ave., Maple Ridge. The registration deadline is Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. Info and registration: 604467-1571.

February 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 • Thomas Haney Secondary Sightlines Theatre presents the award-winning comedy about two well-meaning sister in Arsenic and Old Lace. Tickets are $6 for students and seniors, and $8 for adults and are available at 604-463-2001. Performances are 7 p.m. except for the Feb. 14 1 p.m. matinee.

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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED. Northern Youth Abroad is looking for families to host 2 youth from Nunavut/NWT, volunteering in your community JULY/AUGUST. www.nya.ca. Call 1-866-212-2307.

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BC Qualified Hairdresser to work 2/3 weekdays per week in Maple Ridge Seniors Home. Some exp. req’d w/small rollers. Commission. 604-420-9339

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FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

HESLA - Orval Percy

Passed away peacefully at 6am January 3rd, 2012 from the complications of pneumonia. He was born on September 1st, 1920 to proud parents Oscar and Pauline Hesla, the first of three happy siblings. He was predeceased by sister Grace and nephew Bruce. He is survived by son Alan, brother Erling and nephews Erik, Paul, Doug and Kaare. He is also survived by niece Karen. Orval was Past Master at King Soloman/Union Lodge in New Westminster and a member for over 60 years. He was also a member of Prince David Lodge in Maple Ridge, he was also District Deputy of Grand Lodge. He drove the cancer car for many years in the lower mainland. He was well looked after by Dr. D. Chapman and the dedicated staff at Holyrood Manor. Thank you all. A Memorial will be held at the Highway Church at 21746 Lougheed Hwy on February 11 at 11:00 am.

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

Falcon Shuttle Rail Inc. is Canada’s distributor for Shuttlewagon mobile railcar movers and specializes in all types of railgear installations and rail related equipment. We are looking for an Experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic for our Surrey branch. This position will include both shop and field work. The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive wage and benefit package including a cosmmpany sponsored pension plan. If you are interested, please forward your resume to:

Email: lorne@fsr.ca • Fax: 604-888-3587 Please mark resumes as “Surrey Mechanic Position”

REPORTER POSITION AVAILABLE

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

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca F/T WAREHOUSE STAFF

Permanent, full-time positions in Cloverdale area assembling and packing customer orders. 10:30am start time. Applicants must have good English and Math skills and have own vehicle for transport to and from work location. Positions pay competitive wages and offers a full benefit package. Fax resumes to: 604-576-2475

LABOURERS NEEDED for local heavy construction. willing to train. Must pass D&A test & physical. $20 per Hour. Fax to 604-244-7972

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Trades/Technical

4TH YEAR Journeyman Plumbers & Sheetmetal workers needed in Kindersly SK. Top wages, benefits, RRSP, room for advancement, positive work atmosphere. Contact office@lukplumbing.com or 306 463-6707. EXPERIENCED DRILLERS, Derrickhands, Motorhands and Floorhands. Seeking full rig crews. Paying higher than industry rates and winter bonus. Send resume c/w valid tickets. Fax 780-955-2008; info@tempcodrilling.com Phone 780-955-5537.

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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. requires a Spray Foam & Paint Applicator. Must have minimum 2 years experience, and must be in good physical health. Great wages, benefits, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, long term employment. Wages $33. - $35./hour. Join a winning team. Call 780-846-2231 for appointment or send resume to: Fax 780-846-2241 or email Blaine Ross at| blaine@autotanks.ca or Basil Inder at production@autotanks.ca INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS AGI-Envirotank in Biggar, SK. needs industrial painters. $25-35hr DOE, internal lining experience is an asset. Company offers comprehensive benefit package. Send resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263. PARTS PERSON. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with up to 19 employees serving BC for over 25 years. We require immediately, one FullTime(Year-round) experienced Parts Person to join our Parts Department. Duties include Counter Sales, Telephone inquiries and Sales, Parts Lookup(Both Computer and Manual), Inventory stocking and merchandising. This F/T position requires applicant to have knowledge of the outdoor power equipment industry, superior customer service skills, and excellent communicative and organizational skills. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email: terry@fraservalleyequipment.com

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SMALL ENGINE TECHNICIAN. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with up to 19 employees serving BC for over 25 years. We require immediately, one Full-Time (Year-round) experienced Service Technician to join our extremely busy service center. This F/T position requires the applicant to have extensive knowledge of 2cycle and 4cycle engines, all lawn and garden equipment and related power equipment. Industry certification is definitely an asset. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email: terry@fraservalleyequipment.com

STONEMASON Tuscany Stone Work. a masonry company located at 2871 Woodsia Place, Coquitlam, B.C. requires a full time Stonemason. Main job duties include: to cut and trim bricks and concrete blocks to specification, to construct or repair walls, foundations, chimneys, fireplaces and smoke sticks. May also restore, clean & paint exiting masonry structures. 3 yr of experience preferred. Salary $27.50/hr.

Fax application to 604-552-0030

THOMPSON BROS. (CONSTR) LP

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS.OTR TIRE PERSON, SERVICE PERSON, AND 2nd AND 3rd YEAR HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS. MINING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Competitive wages and benefits. Please fax resume to (780) 962-3903 or Email: tbclhr@thompsonbros.com No phone calls please.

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

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Tutors

SPANISH TUTORING For high school students Call 604-466-6323

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Antiques

RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN FEB 12 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

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Collection of old and newer Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

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For Sale Miscellaneous

57' PROJECTION TV & Entertainment Unit $50 obo. Must pick up, no deliveries. Call 778-846-5275 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.

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SAFETY HANDRAILS

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

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BENGAL KITTENS 4 males, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, $500$700 Mission 1-604-814-1235 FAMILY RAISED kittens, $50 ea dewormed, advantaged, litter trained, to nice homes only. 1-604-794-5972 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

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ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES CKC Reg’d, Micro-chipped, dewormed & 1st shots. M/F avail. Ready FEB 14th! $2,700 (604) 746-4608 or msfunny@shaw.ca

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GOLDEN DOODLE Pups, medLrg, wonderful family pets. Email pics avail. $850, 250-819-4876

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

CHIHUAHUA TINY female, 3 mths old, very cute, $400. 1-604-815-1260, 1-604-815-8886

LAB PUPS born Dec 22, ready to go Feb 11. Shots, deworming & vet checked $600 ea. 604-823-7338

EDUCATION

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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

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Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, quiet. $825 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av now. NS/NP. 604-340-3124

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

POCO Very cln 2 BR side by side duplex, big yard, garden, garage. N/P & N/S. $1200. Immed. 604-942-5492 or 778-865-1555

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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

PT COQ. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. Great view! Ns/np. $875/mo incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-944-1479 West MRidge, 2 BR bsmt, inste wd, nr amens, ns/np, $975 incl util, avail Now, 604-808-8160

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1989 ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Spur, 1-owner, only 80,000 km, fully serviced, all orig like new. $25,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

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COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR East MRidge 1 yr old enste bathroom, h/wood flrs, gas fp, wd fenced yrd, nr ammens, ns np $950 incl. Mar 1st, 604-467-3534

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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 136,000 kms 2006 Impala, original owner, no accidents, in like new condition. All power options $5,500 (604) 581-0589

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office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567 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 POCO 2 BR apt $765/month. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034 PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopping & WCE. $680. Call 604-944-8697

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

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

8080

Electrical

BBY, CENTRAL. 2 BR. 5 appl., gas f/p. Ns/np. $1100/mo incl utils. March 1st. 604-298-0634.

BBY, NORTH. SFU area. Newer, large 2 BR bsmt. 5 applis. Prkg. N/s, n/p. $1,100/mo incl hydro. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 BBY, S. 1 BR, full bath, private laundry. N/S. $750/mo incl hydro. Near bus. Immed. 604-435-6087 COQ. 2 BR bsmt, laundry, parking. Nr shops/trans. $750 + 1/2 utils. N/S, Pet ok. 604-931-7432 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

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

8130

Handyperson

2H

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 50,560 kms, Black, Manual Trans., Sun roof, 1.8L engine, 42 MPG, Great Shape $7,900 Call: (778) 241-2634

9135

Parts & Accessories

JEEP OWNERS - PARTS, ACCESSORIES for Jeeps from 1942 to 2012. Fantastic Sale on transmission parts. Lots more. Fast shipping. Gemini Sales, Burnaby, B.C. (604) 294-2623,

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842 Happy Place Garden & Home Services No Job around your home is too Big or too Small ! Call 604-615-4356 ● Home ● Office Renovations & Repairs ● Finishing ● Painting Glenn 778-873-8300

2BDRM/1BTH 206 & Thorne Avenue west Maple Ridge. available for feb 15... $875 Monthly. Call: (604) 715-3177 POCO, NORTHSIDE. 2 BR, g/lvl. Gas f/p, garage, priv entry. $800. Ns/np. Feb 1. 604-942-9725

8160

Lawn & Garden

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9173

Vans

1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER. Modified for wheelchairs - side entry ramp. Removable driver & passenger seats. 97,000 km. No accidents. $9,500. 604-535-3167

9522

RV’s/Trailers

REDUCED 2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $20,900 obo. 604-230-2728

8220

Plumbing

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

8185

Moving & Storage 1 to 3 Men

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

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

PLUMBERS

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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)

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount

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

MISSION Brand New 1 BR Coachse with loft, w/d, n/s, Now, $1000 incl util, 604-462-8925

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

FREE ESTIMATES

COQ. Spac 1 BR bsmt, W/D, storge, prkg. Nr trans/shops. Mar 1. $625. NS/NP. 604-931-7432

COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, priv w/d/entry, sm pet ok. N/S. $950 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428

THE SCRAPPER 604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

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

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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

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

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

We pay up to $300 cash

CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022

Domestic

Shop online: www.gemini-sales.com

COQ, 2 BR Condo, 'Larkin House' on Lincoln Ave, Corner Unit, lots of windows, 3rd Floor, low rise condo, 3 blocks from Coq Centre, 2.5 yrs old, 2 full baths, 6 appliances, balc, walkin closet, approx 900sf, No Smoking, No Pets, avail Feb 15th or March 1st, storage, sec gated u/g parking, 2 parking stalls, $1450/mo, min 1 yr lease, ref’s required, call 604-931-4860 please leave msg

Scrap Car Removal

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal

Townhouses Rent

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

9145

Houses - Rent

COQ 3 BR & Den house, 2 levels, nr Coq Ctr & Douglas College, $1800 + utils, n/s, small pet neg, Feb 4. 604-468-6422

415 Westview St, Coq

6008

COQ, WEST. Like new! 4 BR SxS older duplex. 1,600 sf. 2 baths, 5 appls, f/p, n/s, small pet ok. $1600 + util. Mar 1. Refs. 604-469-5464

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

JUNIPER COURT

Condos/ Townhouses

Duplexes - Rent

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

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

office: 604- 936-1225

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

6515

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112 www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $24,000 down $2,120/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Call 604- 421-1222

ARBOUR GREENE

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

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

3 BDRM Rancher, with garage, 4 pce bath, new renovated, $1520, avail end of Feb, 604-840-4003

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-812-3718 Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!

Co-ops

115 PLACE CO-OP

401 Westview St, Coq

604.777.5046

Personals

6510

To advertise call

604-630-3300

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

8220

Plumbing

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

Refer to the Home Services section for all your home improvement needs

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Maple Ridge Times February 7 2012