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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Construction of a casino in downtown Haney is one of the incentive programs boasted about by the District.

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Inspired effort Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force guard Mitsu Iwai went to the ground as he battled Terry Fox Raven Daniel Collins for the ball during the Ravens’ 66-30 win Thursday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre. The Marauders, who were the Fraser Valley’s top seed heading into the competition, won three of four games to place fifth overall at the 67th annual B.C. Triple A boys basketball championships. For the second straight year, Iwai was named the tournament’s Most Inspirational Player. See story and more photos, page A18.

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Redevelopment in Haney core takes first step Council is moving forward to develop three acres in downtown Maple Ridge. by Maria Rantanen

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District of Maple Ridge is anxious to get shovels in the ground on the three-acre downtown property they bought a year ago for development.

Maple Ridge council approved a recommendation from staff on Monday to start soliciting interest in the property. The plan includes inviting developers to propose ideas for the land in between Haney Place and Valley Fair malls. Councillor Judy Dueck said the plan was “excellent,” and the timeline is “achievable if everything goes according to the outline.” While the plan proposed construc-

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tion for spring 2013, Dueck said she would still be happy if the start date were the fall or winter of next year. “There’s been a lot of interest in the downtown core,” she said. “It’s ripe for the picking.” District staff has proposed “key guideline concepts” that would make it the heart of the town centre with a “pedestrian-oriented, boutiquestyle shopping district” using green concepts – geothermal heating, low carbon footprint – but incorporating

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Heritage fans unite The Maple Ridge Historical Society is having their annual general meeting and potluck supper on March 22. Each participant is asked to bring a sweet or savoury dish with serving utensils for the potluck, and one’s own plate and cutlery. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. Staff from the museum will present a slide show with historical images from Maple Ridge’s past. The meeting takes place at St. Andrew’s Heritage Hall at 22279 116th Ave. Info: 604-463-5311. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Patrick and Dorothy McKay outside the New Westminster courthouse after a man pleaded guilty to killing their son, Guthrie.

Guilty plea entered The co-accused of a Maple Ridge man charged with murdering two people in Mission in 2008 pleaded guilty Monday. Jack Woodruff, 52, has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Lisa Dudley, 37, and 33year-old Guthrie McKay. He has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. Co-accused Bruce Main, of Maple Ridge, goes to court later this month. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Sale supports youth Tables are for rent for $25 at a scout swap meet this Saturday. The 1st Yennadon Scouts will be holding a Kids Swap Meet and Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The swap meet will be held at the Eagles Hall, at 23461 Fern Cres. There will be lots of new and used children’s items for sale as well as games, food, and a silent auction. To rent a table, contact Krista at kmb3@sfu.ca. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Each step is for his daughter

A local dad is making the trek from Pitt Meadows to Horseshoe Bay and back to support people with Down syndrome and their families.

Pitt Meadows dad Howie English is walking 167 kilometres this Tuesday and Wednesday to support his daughter Rebecca, who has Down syndrome. The 46-year-old businessman is also raising funds and awareness on behalf of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation and the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society.

by Troy Landreville

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The night Pitt Meadows resident Howie English’s daughter Rebecca was born, doctors told him and his wife that their new arrival had Down syndrome. The couple was devastated. Parents to two other daughters, they immediately envisioned a life of segregation, limitations, and struggle for Rebecca. The doctors deepened their fears, and sadness, with news that Rebecca would likely not live past her teenage years due to a heart condition related to the Down syndrome diagnosis. “At the hospital they were really blunt with my wife and I about Rebecca’s life span and health condition,” English said. “My perspective on life changed. I realize how blessed I was to have three beautiful girls. The gift of life is more special than people understand. It’s not about longevity; its about quality of life, and every child is special.” English said the days following Rebecca’s arrival was a difficult and complicated time, but he and his wife vowed to make every day Rebecca was with them special and meaningful for her. That was four years ago. “Thankfully, Rebecca is still with us today, and she has brought so much joy and love to our family over the years,” English said. Today and Wednesday (March 20 and 21), English is taking steps, about 170,000 of them, in fact, to support his daughter and other families facing the lifetime journey of Down syndrome. English is walking from Pitt Meadows to Horseshoe Bay and back, about 167 kilometres, with proceeds from his Down Syndrome Sky Walk going to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF), and the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society (LMDSS). The plan is for English to walk 31 hours without stopping.

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He’s departing from Jungle Jac’s Play Centre, 19800 Lougheed Hwy. in Pitt Meadows, at 9 a.m. today (March 20). English plans to backtrack through Maple Ridge before making his way to Horseshoe Bay. His goal is to raise $100 for every kilometre he walks, and every penny will go to help children with Down syndrome. To make a donation to the Down Syndrome Sky Walk, visit www.dsrf.org/events/dsrfevents/the-down-syndrome-skywalk. Prior to the weekend, English had raised roughly $4,500, adding the awareness generated from the walk “has done a world of good.” Leading up to the event, English has made massive sacrifices. He took on the role of manager of a well-known, 50year-old restaurant, Kaplan’s Deli & Catering, on 41st Avenue and Oak Street in Vancouver on Jan. 16 and hasn’t taken a day off since. “I’ve been there from 1 to 1:30 in the morning some days,” the 46-year-old said. When he wasn’t at the deli, English has been training for the walk. Through rain, sleet, or shine, he would speed-walk for

an hour to an hour-and-a-half each morning, and two hours each night. “Every single night,” he said. English’s hectic schedule has impacted his family life, but he said his wife has been very supportive throughout. “It’s been really, really hard,” he explained. “I’ve seen the kids very little, but the kids and their mom know why I am doing this. I have to step up to the plate and that’s what I decided to do.” English is taking on this challenge despite serious injuries he suffered from two separate car accidents in the past five years. The first one, he said, “blew out” his knees. “I went from being a marathon runner to not being able to run anymore,” English said. Bad luck struck again a couple of years later when English’s car was struck from behind by another vehicle on the Pitt River Bridge. “That was really bad,” he said. “I couldn’t walk.” On Tuesday and Wednesday, English’s plan is to walk for the cause, particularly since day two of the fundraiser (March 21) falls on World Down Syndrome Day. This marks the first year that this day is being recognized by

the United Nations. English said the DRSF and LMDSS offer families hope for the future with high-quality literacy, social skills, and speech development programs. He wants to raise funds to assist the two organizations in their mission to empower people with Down syndrome to live full and fulfilling lives. “These organizations are breaking down the barriers that children like Rebecca face and providing opportunities for a safe, rewarding, and independent life,” English said. The Down Syndrome Sky Walk is presented by Kaplan’s Deli & Catering, and sponsored by Drive Design, Budget Printing, Jenny Arnold Movement, Popeye’s Nutritional Supplement, Jungle Jac’s Play Centre, Universal Flagging, New Balance, and We Care. A finish -ine celebration is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, back at the Jungle Jac’s – where his trip began. Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters, Burnaby North MLA Richard Lee, and local MLA Michael Sather will join English. The celebration will feature music by Mick Dalla-Vee.

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Incentives spark construction More than $100 million worth of construction projects is in the pipeline in Maple Ridge, thanks largely to an incentive program to build in the downtown core. Based on conservative estimates, the Town Centre Investment Incentive Program, initiated last year, has attracted $33 million of construction for projects that are underway now, and in excess of $80 million in projects that are currently in the development process. There are 31 projects that are now part of the program. These projects will result in close to 1,200 new residential units and more than 27,000 square metres of commercial space. At Tuesday’s council meeting, a one-year update was given on the investment incentive program. The purpose of the program is to accelerate private sector invest-

ment in the town centre through the cial and residential components. provision of a wide range of incenThe remaining 17 projects are tives that support developers and renovation and improvement prodownstream benefits to owners and jects, including the high-profile tenants. In addition, the incentive Thrifty Foods and Haney Place Mall program has a component to encour- renovation. age greater sustainability in Each of these projects is development. displayed on an interactive “When I walk around the map that tracks the progress town centre it’s hard to find of projects as they move a street corner where you through the approval procan’t see a construction process. ject underway,” said Maple Go to mapleridge.ca and More Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin. click on the ‘Town Centre “I cannot think of any Incentives Project Map’ link, Photos time in the history of our which will link to the interOnline community when there has active project map. been this much developIn addition, by clicking ment activity in the town centre and on the ‘investmapleridge’ link on the best part is that there is more to the District website, and then click come,” Daykin added. on the box called Town Centre Of these 31 projects there are 14 Investment Incentive Program, one new developments, including the can navigate to the overview of how Community Gaming Centre project the project works. at Lougheed Highway and 227th From priority processing to tax Street, the 125-room hotel project in incentives, the program offers a wide Port Haney, nine multi-family apartvariety of options to encourage existment buildings, and three mixed-use ing property owners to participate developments that combine commer- and for new development.

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88 is one step closer to selling the Legion Towers after two-thirds of its member voted to proceed with marketing the building on 224th Street. A meeting was held on Wednesday night whereby the membership voted on the possible sale of the 89-unit tower that provides subsidized housing for veterans and seniors. Legion president Jim MacDonald said it was a “good meeting,” with different viewpoints about starting to market the building. “A number of people spoke for and against it,” MacDonald said. In the end, two-thirds of the members who showed up to the meeting voted for selling the building. There were 329 people at the meeting, which MacDonald said was a record turnout. In addition to sending out a mailing one month in advance, 2,400 members of the legion were phoned about the meeting. The zone commander of the New Westminster district, Paul Howard, attended the meeting, and was the return-

ing officer for the voting process, “so there was total transparency,” MacDonald said. The next step is to deal with real estate advisors and BC Housing, MacDonald said. He said they would be very selective about who bought the building and it might take a few years to sell, and that they would do everything possible to protect the current tenants. The building is assessed at about $7 million. Money from the sale will be used for repairs to other legion buildings. The Legion Gardens needs significant work while the Legion Manor needs some smaller repairs. Currently there are few veterans who live in the Legion Towers, “A number and MacDonald said of people if the building is sold, spoke for and one idea being “bandied about” would against it.” be to build a smaller Jim MacDonald building for returning Afghan veterans. “It’s just an idea we’re kicking around,” MacDonald said. He pointed out that there are 55,000 returning Afghan veterans who might need housing in the future. The sale has to be approved also by the Royal Canadian Legion B.C./Yukon Command, said legion president Jim MacDonald. The province provides about $3,000 per month in subsidy to 36 units in the Legion Towers, according to Seumas Gordon, senior manager, public affairs with BC Housing.

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Weekend turns rowdy

Ridge Meadows RCMP attended day camp at the Greg Moore Youth Centre on Wednesday.

Several incidents on Saint Paddy’s Day kept local RCMP officers on their toes.

The thief is described as 5 ft. 7 in. tall, with a medium build. He had a ski mask on that covered his face. Also on Saturday night, a bus driver called police for help. A man allegedly caused a disturbance and damaged a bus in the area of by Sylver McLaren Dewdney Trunk Road and 248th smclaren@mrtimes.com Street at 7:45 p.m. Police had their hands full on St. As the first officer was learning Patrick’s Day night as they attended the details about the altercation, several potentially violent calls. the suspect surprised the officer by “Our police officers were kept punching him repeatedly, explained hopping Saturday night, Dunlop. with many of our calls “A second police offibeing related to the over cer arrived, and assisted consumption of alcoholic the first police officer in beverages,” said Ridge subduing and arresting Meadows RCMP Cpl. the suspect,” she said. Alanna Dunlop. The Mountie’s injuries A number of house parwere treated at hospital, ties were so rowdy that but Dunlop reported they police had to assist homewere not serious. owners in getting their Police are recommend“guests” to leave, which ing charges of assaulting Cpl. Alanna Dunlop caused some problems in a peace officer and misRidge Meadows RCMP the streets, Dunlop said. chief against a 29-year“This resulted in a numold New Westminster ber of intoxicated people being held man. The suspect was expected to in custody for their personal safety make his first appearance in court until it was deemed they were on Monday to face the charges. sober enough to behave responMeanwhile, police are also invessibly,” the corporal added. tigating a violent assault that took Police are also investigating a place near the police offices in robbery of the Webster’s Corners downtown Haney. But they offered General Store. At 10 p.m. that no other details. night, a masked bandit entered Anyone with information about the Dewdney Trunk Road store, these crimes is asked to call the demanded and left with cash. RCMP at 604-463-6251, or to remain The police dog team was brought anonymous call CrimeStoppers at in, but the canine was unable to 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip at locate any suspects. www.bccrimestoppers.com.

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Terrillon,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop. “They were able to sit on the police motorcycle with the help of traffic services officer, Const. Tom Sparks,” Dunlop added. Everyone had a chance to sit on the bike. The highlight was police dog Pac. by Sylver McLaren “Sgt. Rick Chaulk demonstrated what his smclaren@mrtimes.com police dog Pac can do. He showed the kids A few Mounties went to the Greg Moore how Pac can sniff out explosive related Youth Centre day camp on materials that were hidden in • This story first appeared Wednesday and gave the kids the room. There were ooohs and online at www.mrtimes.com a chance to try out some police ahhhs in the room every time equipment. Pac was able to locate a hidden “Children aged five to 12 were able to item and he slowly sat down to indicate to be hands-on in the police car with Const. Sgt. Chaulk that he was successful yet again,” Oliver Broermann and Special Const. Steve the corporal elaborated.

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Success with less money All candidates had until Monday, 4 p.m. to file their campaign disclosure papers for the November election. by Maria Rantanen

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The Pitt Meadows mayoralty race proved that spending big – or bigger – doesn’t necessarily result in a victory. Campaign disclosure forms show that mayoralty candidate and former councillor John Becker spent almost $30,000 on his bid to become the mayor of Pitt Meadows but still only received 33 per cent of the vote. This compares to successful mayoralty candidate Deb Walters who spent a little more than $20,000 but received 55 per cent of the vote. Gary Paller who also ran for mayor, spent $5,200 garnering 12 per cent of the vote. Deb Walters While Walters Pitt Meadows Mayor received $7,550 in individual and corporate donations for her campaign, Becker only received $2,959 in contributions. Becker received one corporate donation in the amount of $1,000 from Ecowest Renovations Ltd. Other donations were from individuals and non-profits. Former Pitt Meadows councillor Debra Eisel donated $350 to Becker’s campaign. Becker received about $200 in leftover signage from Randy Kamp’s federal election campaign. Becker said he turned down some donations that in total would have amounted to less than $5,000, saying he wanted to keep his personal and professional life separate from his politics. “I put what I could as far as time, talent, and treasure,” Becker said. “I don’t think you can buy an election,” he added. Becker was on council for three terms before running for mayor, and while he

said he doesn’t miss the “politics politics,” he does miss the community service aspect and working with people in the best interest of Pitt Meadows. But, Becker added, he can now devote more time to those activities he believes in. As far as running for any political positions in the near future, he’s only “running for being a better husband.” Paller received donations from individuals and corporations but he self-financed about half of his campaign, spending about $2,700 himself. He received $350 from Pitt Meadows Animal Clinic and $750 from Coastal Truck. In individual donations, Paller received $1,000 from Judith Schick, $300 from Yvan Laplante, and $200 from Kenneth Joyner. For each of the 2,025 votes Walters received, she spent about $10, while for each of the 1,202 votes Becker received, he spent about $24. Paller spent almost John Becker $12 for each of the Former councillor 437 vote he received. Campaign spending by Pitt Meadows councillors varied widely from less than $500 to almost $15,000. Some were self-financed, while others received donations from individuals, corporations, and unions. Candidates had until 4 p.m. Monday to file their campaign disclosure forms. These were posted as they came in to www.mapleridge.ca and www.pittmeadows.bc.ca. Of the papers that were filed before the TIMES’ deadline, five Pitt Meadows councillors were self-financed – not accepting any campaign contributions. These were Rick Kreklewetz, who spent about $1,750, John Clancy who spent about $424, George Coghlan who spent about $3,388, Doug Bing who spent about $6,270, and Bruce Bell who spent just under $1,900. The last two were successful in their council bids.

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Fish flounder after economy Should we be shocked that Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is apparently looking at stripping fish habitat protection out of the Fisheries Act? Probably not. The Conservatives seem to have no shame where the environment is concerned. From Kyoto to the Athabasca tarsands, they seem to be intent on proving to their business supporters that the economy trumps the environment in all areas. Currently, any project that interferes with fish habitat must undergo an environmental assessment to obtain an authorization and must compensate for any loss of habitat. Leaked documents indicate that only fish of economic, ecological, or cultural importance will be considered for protection, a level of vagueness which could lead to years of legal challenges and uncertainty. “This rumoured revision will remove the most important protection that Canadians have for fish and fish habitat, and endanger marine ecosystems and all Canadian rivers, lakes and streams,” said Catherine Stewart of Living Oceans Society. The Conservatives have insisted that “no decision has been taken” on the fish habitat issue, but they have stated, “Federal fisheries policies designed to protect fish are outdated and unfocused in terms of balancing environmental and economic realities.” Critics are worried that the changes are being proposed to smooth the way for pipeline projects. But the changes will not just impact one or two pipeline projects – they will impact every struggling fish and other creature that depends on our country’s fragile natural environment. Streamkeepers and environmentalists feel we are already short of legislation to help protect against polluters and industry spills.

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Bloy is looking for a real job It’s been said that one of the post-Campbell party leadership greatest failings of our justice and, consequently, the premiersystem is that only the stupidest ship. criminals get caught and pay the As a premier, Clark has the price. power to hire and fire cabinet It’s also one of the greatest failministers. As a premier with only ings of our political system. one supporter – operating under Take Minister of State for the kind of political structure Multiculturalism Harry Bloy, that suggests at least a second for instance… oops!… he’s similarity between the inmates of not Minister of State for prisons and houses of parliament Multiculturalism anymore, is he? – she can barely afford not to by Bob Groeneveld He’s just Burnaby-Lougheed MLA reward the kind of unique supHarry Bloy now… and hanging port that Harry Bloy afforded her. on by the skin of his teeth. So at first, she did. Not long ago, he used to be a real cabinet minIn any institution other than a prison or a ister – the Minister of Social Development – not chamber of parliament, Bloy would have been just a junior wannabe minister of state for… tossed out on his ear for his supreme Community whatever. Living B.C. misjudgment. He proved he wasn’t socially developed In fact, lucky for him, the worst an inmate in enough for the Social Development ministry the parliamentary system usually suffers is just when he suggested that the developmentally political death. challenged people who had been handling recycBut instead of sending him to the showers, ling duties in Maple Ridge for the past umpteen Clark favoured her supporter by just sending him decades needed to go out and find real jobs to another, less favourable cell block – this one instead. occupied by the minions of multiculturalism. To help them in their pursuit of real employBut did I say that Harry is not the clearest pop ment, he cut their Community Living B.C. fundbottle in the recycling bin? ing out from under them. He found out that a newspaper reporter was Thus proving that Harry is not the clearest pop investigating the activities of a significant donor bottle in the recycling bin. to the BC Liberal campaign coffers… and forAnd proving that he really doesn’t know what warded a strategic email. a real job is. The irony that the favoured BC Liberal insider The resulting furor – not just in Maple Ridge, was involved in provision of private education where the outrage was deafening, but throughservices during the ongoing public education out the province – left Premier Christy Clark in a phoopherah is probably purely coincidental – but quandary. a delicious coincidence, nonetheless. On the one hand, she had a cabinet minEspecially since this provider of superior eduister who would have served her better as a cation proved that he is in Harry’s intellectual boat anchor – politically speaking, of course! league by bragging about the email – and his (Although, I’ll bet there were some wistful disconnection – to the reporter. cussions in the alcoves along the halls of power.) Harry is now not even a pretend minister. But did I say only the stupidest get caught and On the other hand, Harry was the only MLA pay the price? in the Gordon Campbell-led BC Liberal caucus Premier Christy Clark is still premier. to throw his support behind Clark’s bid for the

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Elderly need decent housing Dear Editor,

A few months ago, I moved into a three-storey apartment building in Maple Ridge. It seemed like a reasonable place, near to everything. I met the lady who was showing the apartment and she was very pleasant. I was assured that the building was safe and not leaking (I had heard that the suite I was interested in had water problems.)

After living there a few months, I discovered what it was like in a slum. The building’s owner was an elderly man and refused to fix anything. The hallways were very seldom vacuumed. Dry rot was visible in door jams. Some of the fire doors were hanging off the hinges. A sump pump had failed and water, and I think sewage, was all over the underground parking floor.

Health care

Caregivers super people Dear Editor,

I just had to sit down and write a letter about the service we are getting from Fraser Health. My wife has dementia and we are in a rest home now. The treatment my wife is getting from Fraser Health is unbelievable – she gets looked after seven mornings a week. The caregivers are exceptional and do great work and are super people to deal with.

Tom Murphy, Maple Ridge

Health care

Last days made comfortable Dear Editor,

I have been living in Maple Ridge going on 27 years and have heard many discouraging stories about the care at Ridge Meadows Hospital. Recently, my mother was admitted to the hospital and spent four weeks on “2 West.” My family and I want to thank all the staff for the outstanding care they gave our mom in the last few weeks of her life. Their thoughtfulness and compassion made our mom’s last days comfortable ones, and also made her passing a little easier for all of us.

Tom Hamilton, Maple Ridge

The stench was unbelievable, and it wafted up to the main floor when the elevator doors opened. There was a great variety of people living there… or existing there. We all need somewhere to live. The elderly are afraid to come out of their apartments because of drug dealers and prostitutes and their customers. It’s sad to see this in the middle of our community. Then the rains came, and after being flooded three times, I found another place to live. I am happy where I am, but of course, my new apartment is costing me more money. Until you experience what I went through, you have no idea how hard it is for the elderly, disabled, and handicapped to find a decent place to live. A lot of people don’t get $1,000 a month from their pension (if they have any). As a society, we need to guarantee these people decent housing. Most of the elderly have contributed to our towns and cities. They have lived, worked, and raised their families here and have contributed to our community. Don’t we owe the elderly, disabled, and handicapped a safe environment to live in?

D. York, Maple Ridge

Responsibility

Too easy to blame someone else Dear Editor,

I may not be the brightest person out there, but who in their right mind would tell their 15-yearold daughter to go talk to strangers in an area which

he considers not a good neighbourhood [Ballerina left crying outside pub, March 15, TIMES]? Why would a father tell a minor to go into a pub without making prior

Legion Branch 88

Small problems raise concerns Dear Editor,

I am a resident of the Legion Towers. As a member of Branch 88, I have also attended general meetings. Not once in any of the meetings have microphones or speakers worked to perfection. Branch 88 is on the public record stating it operates a $55-million outfit. The Legion Towers is for sale. If simple equipment cannot be made to perform properly, how well are substantial amounts of money looked after? Remember that the devil is in the details.

Jan de Zeeuw, Maple Ridge

Woodland

Bigotry worse than belief Dear Editor,

Alan Woodland wrote, “Belief may be the cruelest most destructive word in the English language [Three words are potential trouble, March 15, TIMES].” Is he privy to more information than the rest of humanity? Does he know of someone who was there at the instant of creation? A cornerstone of the scientific method is observation and description of a phenomenon. I argue that “belief” is not the cruelest most destructive word in the English language, bigotry is.

Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge

arrangements with the establishment? As for the cell phone issue, there have been news reports lately about people grabbing cell phones off people and running off with them. And why would a father not provide a cell to his daughter for emergencies in this age of technology? A father suffering from vertigo could arrange with his neighbour, friends, or other family to remind him of what he is supposed to do or assist in looking after his daughter, or if he has a cellphone, he could set up a reminder to notify him what to do? Why is he looking to blame someone else? I also find a lack of responsibility on the part of the paper to publish the 15-year-old’s picture. Sometimes we have to look in the mirror and take responsibility for our actions, instead of trying to blame everyone else.

Tom Wallis, Langley

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Volunteers are needed to go doorto-door to educate Maple Ridge residents on how to reduce bear-human conflicts. The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is taking the lead on the education and outreach part of a Bear Aware program being adopted by the District of Maple Ridge. Residents of Maple Ridge who

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want to volunteer going from door Day, executive director of the Ridge to door with either District staff or Meadows Recycling Society. staff from the recycling society will Bears are attracted to things to receive training for the Bear Aware feed on, for example, garbage, bird campaign. feeders, fruit trees, and The campaign will include chicken coops, but “gargiving out door knockers and bage and bird feeders are other information. the biggest ones,” Day The awareness programs said. will most likely take place It’s a matter of making on Tuesdays, either from 10 people be “bear smart,” More a.m. to noon, or from 12:30 Day said, especially since to 2:30 p.m. there are such generous Photos The residential outreach stream setbacks in the Online program will take place in community where bears areas designated as high risk like to hang out. by local conservation officers for Potential volunteers for the Bear human-bear conflicts. Aware program should contact The goal is to reduce bear-human Alison Thompson at the Ridge conflict through education, innovaMeadows Recycling Society at 604tion, and cooperation, said Kim 463-5545 or Alison@rmrecycling.org.

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Primary students in Pitt Meadows will learn about fire safety with a new tool.

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too many electrical appliances into one outlet? What should I do when the smoke detector beeps? Answers for these important questions (and for many more) can be demonstrated effectively. by Sylver McLaren Fire safety technicians Mike smclaren@mrtimes.com Larsson and Scott Kyle started Kids in Pitt Meadows are using Hazard House six months all fired up over a new tool to ago, and they know that starting teach them about fire young is key to family safety. safety. It’s called Hazard “Our goal is to ensure House, and it is a tool to that every child has a demonstrate many realishome escape plan and tic fire safety scenarios. that they practise it,” It is a three-dimensionsaid Larsson. al dollhouse equipped “The key to the sucOnline with smoke pots and cess is to take home electric “zappers” and it what they learned here, naturally appeals to the imagincustomize it to their own homes ation of children and can hold with their parents, and practheir attention for long periods tise,” he added. of time. What happens if I plug “If we can get five or more to

practise, we’re winning.” “The Hazard House sessions have been well received by all who have seen our program,” said assistant fire chief Brad Perrie. “I think it is very relevant due to all the fire deaths that have occurred in the province in the past year,” said assistant fire chief Brad Perrie. “The lesson we are teaching speaks directly to the issues of smoke detection and escape.” All kindergarten through Grade 3 students at Highland Park, Davie Jones, and Edith McDermott elementary schools have seen a presentation. “We still have to do the presentations at Pitt Meadows Elementary. The job action has prevented us from getting in there before spring break. I am hoping to complete once school goes back in session,” he said.

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Fire safety technician Scott Kyle used the Hazard House to teach fire safety to a kindergarten class at Edith McDermott recently.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Labour dispute

The threat of hefty fines has teachers scared to walk out, according to MRTA president.

general meeting over the past few days, where an action plan is being hammered out. This includes discussion about a full-scale walkout despite hefty fines that would be imposed resulting from the government’s Bill 22 legislation. The bill, called the Education by Maria Rantanen Improvement Act, was passed mrantanen@mrtimes.com on Thursday. The Maple Ridge Teachers Serra said he doesn’t know Association will try to figure out how Bill 22 can be constitutionon Friday how teachers will be al when it strips away class size carrying out duties when they and composition issues. go back to work next week. “The problem is we have to The local teachers voted two live with it until it’s deemed weeks ago to only do what unconstitutional,” Serra said. is in their contract, but that While Serra said his personal will need some clarification, opinion is that a full strike is said MRTA president George “the most effective way to get George Serra Serra. While everyone knows to a resolution,” the threat MRTA president that extracurricular activities of fines has “put the fear” in are voluntary, other aspects of teachers. what teachers do, whether they are legis“That’s what [the fines are] meant to do lated in the School Act and the collective and they’re effective,” Serra said. agreement, aren’t all clear. Serra said he was pleased with how “It’s our goal to get information to our informed teachers were at the BCTF meetmembers when they get back [from spring ing about Bill 22, saying they are not break] on Monday,” Serra said. happy about the legislation. The meeting two weeks ago by teachers “The feeling is frustration, the feeling is in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows at The anger over the legislation,” Serra said. ACT where they voted to withdraw volunThe action plan that will be hammered tary activities was attended by about 800 out at the AGM will come back to the teachers, he added. membership for a vote, but with rolling Serra, along with 700 teachers from spring breaks across the province, this across the province, has been taking part might not happen until mid April, Serra in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation annual said.

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Access will be provided for emergency vehicles and the school bus only during these closures. The Stave Falls Visitor Centre will be accessible from the west end of Dewdney Trunk Road. Please note that the Hayward Street crossing over the Ruskin Dam is now closed due to preparatory work for the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project.

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Maple Ridge resident Bill Ray is walking the 650kilometre length of Vancouver Island.

raise $1,500, which he exceeded, pulling in a total of $1,635. The Children’s Wish Foundation will hold an Ice Carnival at the Pitt Meadows Arena on March 31 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. A minimum $5 donation per person is required but children under three are free. All funds raised will help grant the exceptional wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. The carnival includes clowns, balloon animals, magicians, mascots, games galore, treats, prizes, silly photo fun, and unlimited skating on two NHL-sided rinks. To learn more about Ray’s mission, or to donate to the Children’s Wish Foundation visit www.wishmonth.ca, then click on Brian’s Walk for Wishes.

Trails remain open; however hikers will be unable to complete the Railway/ Reservoir Trail loop due to the closure of both crossings of the Ruskin and Blind Slough dams. BC Hydro will reopen pedestrian access over Blind Slough Dam when construction schedules allow (e.g. primarily evenings and weekends). BC Hydro recognizes the inconvenience these closures cause and will complete the work as safely and efficiently as possible. We appreciate your patience during this work. For more information visit bchydro.com/closures, call BC Hydro Public Consultation & Stakeholder Relations at 604 623 4472 / 1 866 647 3334, email stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com, or follow us on Twitter@bchydro.

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Kicking off his Island-long walk on March 1, a shivering Bill Ray, a Maple Ridge resident, and his blistered feet passed through the Cowichan Valley eight days later, wet, cold, and wanting a rest. But the attention he was after outweighed his heavy feet and tired eyes. He travelled the 650-kilometre length of Vancouver Island by himself – with no support vehicle nor cheering section – to raise awareness and hopefully funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation. Having started just south of Nanaimo about 7 a.m. that morning, by 2:30 p.m. Ray was in Duncan and resting his legs while telling his story. “I lost my son when he was nine years old, to leukemia,” Ray said. “The BC & Yukon Chapter of Children’s Wish sent us to Disneyland before he died.” It’s been 15 years since Ray lost his son Brian Rocky to cancer, but he hasn’t forgotten the kindness of the foundation during that difficult time. And so he walks. “It is the least I can do for what they have done for me,” he said. Ray, 49, began his journey in Port Hardy. He walked about 50 kilometres per day. One of Ray’s last stops was at Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park to pay respects to Brian, whose ashes are scattered there. Ray’s goal on his long walk was to

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times March 21

What’s On

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

editorial@mrtimes.com March 20 • The Golden Ears Writers Club’s lobby night, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The ACT, is an evening of questions and answers for writers interested in all aspects of the rapidly evolving world of e-publishing. Julie Ferguson, a leading Canadian e-publishing expert, will be speaking. Info: www.beaconlit.com. Golden Ears Writers also meets the first and third Friday of the month at the Maple Ridge Library from 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.

March 20

• Wondering what’s beyond UBC’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest gates – discover Loon Lake. Join a site tour of Loon Lake’s meeting, retreat, conference, and teambuilding facilities from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required by emailing loon.lake@ubc.ca (include “site tour” in subject line) or call Lori at 604-880-1181 or 604-463-8149. Info: www. loonlake.ubc.ca.

March 20

• Evening storytime magic happens at the Maple Ridge Library at 6:45 p.m. with

Spring Fling. Come to the library for a blooming great time of stories, rhymes, songs, and a special puppet show. Fun for the whole family. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.

March 20 to April 5

• Downtown Maple Ridge Easter Egg Hunt, organized by the business improvement association, runs from March 20 to April 5 and is open to everyone regardless of age. Passports are available from any participating business or can be printed from the BIA’s website. Hunt for an Easter egg at 20 downtown Maple Ridge businesses, and complete the passport to be eligible for one of 20 draw prizes. Participating children (under adult supervision) receive a small prize at each store. Details are available online at www.downtownmapleridge.ca or 604-4672420.

March 21

• Port Haney Neighbourhood Change Initiative meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living, 11641 224 St. (downstairs).

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Wednesday in Pitt Meadows and welcomes new members. They meet at 7 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Rd. Info: Rena at 604-4601398 or Eloise at 604-4657316.

March 21

• The Maple Ridge Garden Club meets at Fraserview Community Centre at 7 p.m. The speaker this month is Bud Black, master gardener, speaking on chrysanthemums and dahlias. Guest fee is $2. Watch for the garden club’s plant sale coming April 28. Info: 604467-2956.

March 22

• The Maple Ridge Historical Society holds its annual general meeting at St. Andrew’s Heritage Church Hall, 22279 116th Ave. There will be a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting and election of directors will follow. Info: www.mapleridgemuseum.org.

March 22

• The Purple Pirate will be at Pitt Meadows Library from 11 to 11:45 a.m. He is hunting for treasure and needs first mates to help. A first mate needs to like magic, laughter, and reading. Bring the whole family down to the library

to enjoy the comedy and mystery of the high seas with the Purple Pirate. Drop in. The new library is situated at 200-12099 Harris Rd. Phone: 604465-4113. Entrance to the library is in the breezeway.

March 22

• A seniors and families event takes place at 2 p.m. at Willow Senior Living Residence at 12238 224th St. Speaker Shelley McClenahan from the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy Support will be speaking on: Protect Yourself “Power of Attorney.” Info: Dale at 604-4668602.

March 22

• Cinema Politica Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows presents Addicted To Plastic from 7 to 9 p.m. in the council chambers of Maple Ridge Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Pl. The film is a pointof-view style documentary that encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on five continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. Admission if free but donations are accepted. Coffee, tea, and popcorn are served.

March 23

• The Celtic Tenors, Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson, and

Daryl Simpson, will perform at The ACT at 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought by calling 604476-2787, by going to www. theactmapleridge.org, or by going to the box office at The ACT in person.

March 23

• A painting party takes place at the Maple Ridge Library at 2 p.m. Celebrate the last day of spring break: create a masterpiece for the library and one to take home. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.

March 23

• New Ridge Dart Association fundraiser takes place at the Haney Public House sports lounge. Beer and burger for $15, and chances to win. Play for 50/50, twoonie toss, door prizes throughout the night. Tickets at the door from 6 to 8 p.m.

March 24

• 1st Yennadon Scouts will be having a kids swap meet and fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 23461 Fern Cres. There will be tons of new and used kids’ items for sale as well as games, food, and a silent auction. Tables can be rented for $25. Info: Krista at kmb3@sfu.ca.

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• Celebrate multicultural month at the Maple Ridge Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a multicultural food and craft fair. Taste delicious food, learn about other cultures, and try some crafts from other lands. Fun for the whole family. Info:

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Course Koop’d up As far as celebrity status goes, there is no one more famous in the world of Canadian rhythmic gymnastics than Evelyn Koop. Koop will visit Club Adagio Rhythmic Gymnastics in Maple Ridge this week to teach gymnasts and coaches some of the basics. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Pitt Meadows Marauders forward Ryan Hopson dribbled past Terry Fox Ravens defender Trevor Casey during Thursday’s quarterfinal match-up at the Langley Events Centre. The Ravens moved into the provincial final four with a 66-30 victory.

BCHL’s most sportsmanlike player, Regan Soquila is from Maple Ridge.

Soquila awarded

Guiseppe du Toit in his Team Canada uniform.

Rugby team to UK Maple Ridge native Guiseppe du Toit has recently been selected to the Canadian U17 team headed to the 2012 International Rugby Festival at Wellington College in the United Kingdon from Apr. 7 to 13. This is du Toit’s first time slipping into a Canadian jersey. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

24 ribbons won Nine members of the Ridge Meadows Special Olympics aquatics team competed in the regional qualifier hosted by Coquitlam. Out of the thirty races, Ridge Meadows received 13 first-place ribbons, eight second-place ribbons, and three third-place ribbons. There were only three disqualifications. • Watch for much more, including photos, in Thursday’s edition

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High school boys basketball

Marauders rally to finish fifth Pitt Meadows Secondary finished 3-1 at the provincial championships in Langley.

The Marauders had beaten the top three finishers at the B.C. tournament – the champion Ravens, the runner-up Walnut Grove Gators, and the third-place White Rock Christian Academy Warriors – twice each this season. by Troy Landreville “We’re talking about a team tlandreville@mrtimes.com that has not had a down day for The Pitt Meadows Marauders five years. This is a team that took had to pick themselves up off the care of business and always came hard court and keep on playing ready to play,” Goulet said. “For this past weekend. them to have the kind of game That was no small feat, especial- they had on Thursday was really ly after their crushing 66-30 loss quite shocking. We’ll be scratchto the eventual provincial chaming our heads for a long time after pion Terry Fox Ravens Thursday that one.” at the Langley Events Centre. Goulet added, “To see them The senior squad from Pitt bounce back the next day and Meadows Secondary was the basically crush Tamanawis and Fraser Valley’s top seed then beat Kelowna for heading into the B.C. Triple fifth place was really A boys basketball chamquite nice.” pionships. Yet another bright spot But they had their gold was some fine performmedal hopes dashed by the ances from a trio of More Ravens in the tournament Marauders. quarter-final. For the second consecuPhotos The Marauders shook tive year, tireless guard Online the loss off and on Mitsu Iwai was named Friday, trounced Surrey’s the tournament’s most Tamanawis Wildcats 65-38 before inspirational player. A graduatdefeating the Kelowna Owls 62-53 ing Grade 12, Iwai will be sorely on Saturday to finish fifth overall. missed next season. Marauders head coach Rich “Mitsu has been phenomenal,” Goulet, who completed his 33rd Goulet said. “He has given us two year as the team’s bench boss, years of running the show… and said Thursday’s loss was a headdurable. My goodness, he had the scratcher. bejesus kicked out of him in the That’s because the Fraser Valley Terry Fox game and he got back champion Marauders were ranked up and kept going at it.” second in B.C. among Triple A A 5’7” cyclone of energy, Iwai boys teams during the season and brought something to the floor had an eye-popping 33-2 record that’s “hard to capsule,” his going into the provincial tourney. head coach said: “He’s a fun guy The Ravens were ranked fifth in and did a great job leading the the province. Marauders all this year. He’s very

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The record-setting Penticton Vees took three of the five B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) awards for which they were eligible, including one to Maple Ridge’s Regan Soquila. Soquila, a Merritt Centennials forward, took the Interior Bob Fenton Trophy as the conference’s most sportsmanlike player. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Pitt Meadows’ Trevor Severinski concentrated while playing defence against Terry Fox Ravens’ Ryan Sclater.

underrated by everybody. He is an Kelowna squad after the break to all-star.” win by nine. Fellow Grade 12 Marauders honBlackaby tallied 17 points. oured included 6’6” centre Trevor Marauders 65, Severinski, who was named to the Tamanawis Wildcats 38 second all-star team, and guard During the blowout win over Matt Blackaby, who the Wildcats from received a third allSurrey, Blackaby star team selection. poured in 28 points, “Mitsu has been “This is the end while Severinski phenomenal.” of a mini-era for Pitt added 18 to the Rich Goulet Meadows,” Goulet Marauders’ totals. said. Pitt Meadows took Marauders 62, over in the second quarter by outKelowna Owls 53 scoring the Wildcats 24-4, to take Severinski poured in 27 points a 34-20 lead into halftime. as Pitt Meadows finished the tourThe Marauders led 53-30 headnament, and its season, on a wining into the final stanza and puncning note. tuated the lopsided win by holdThe Marauders outscored the ing a 12-8 edge in points over the Owls 13-8 in each of the first two fourth quarter. More online at www.mrtimes.com quarters, then held off a surging


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Spring flowers

Colour brightens dampened spirits Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to amarrison@ shaw.ca

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by Anne Marrison

n days when grey skies and pouring rain dampen spirits, there’s happiness and hope to be found at ground level among the spring flowers. Snowdrop blooms last for weeks in these temperatures. When the show is over, it’s perfect timing to transplant a few bulbs – or whole clumps – to other areas. They’re no trouble in lawns, since they’re dormant by the time lawnmowing season begins. Equally easy in lawns is Crocus tomasinianus. The little, early crocus which squirrels detest is a rampant self-seeder. In old gardens it creates sheets of colour, from deep purple to pale mauve. But its thin, wispy leaves don’t dominate and by late spring are gone. Another spectacular sight is patches of dwarf blue scilla (Scilla siberica), which get very dense when allowed to grow and spread freely. They do best in semishade under deciduous trees or shrubs. Like Crocus tomasinianus, scilla is quite inexpensive and it’s easy to buy large quantities in fall. Not many gardeners grow winter aconite, but its low-growing bright yellow globes are a lovely distraction from the storm clouds of late winter. When available, it’s best to acquire and plant them early, because they’re reluctant sprouters if the tubers dry out.

Crocuses add a stunning splash of colour to an early spring garden. There seems to be some benefit in soaking them for a day before planting, just as there is with snowdrop bulbs. In gardens where it’s been undisturbed for a few years, the hardy Cyclamen coum makes a mat less than three inches tall, but is an eyestopper with its bright pink or white flowers. It grows readily from seed, and ants help it migrate into the lawn, where it goes dormant in May and sleeps through drought, competition from grass roots, and riding lawnmowers. Hellebores are always a delight at this time of year. The green, red-rimmed flower clusters of Helleborus foetidus

Snowdrop blooms last for weeks in these temperatures… They’re no trouble in lawns, since they’re dormant by the time lawn-mowing season begins.

Snowdrops are a great addition for any spring garden.

have been beautiful for almost six weeks, and will continue for another six, until their pointed-jester’s cap seed heads need to be dead-headed to keep them from spilling embarrassing quantities of seed. Helleborus orientalis is also in gorgeous bloom at this time. Besides the typical red-purple and white single-cup-like flowers, hellebore colour now includes blue-black and a wide range of purples, reds, pinks, yellows, and shadings of colour into white and picotees. Garden centre offerings of this hellebore are absolutely spectacular this year, including a wide assortment of doubles, and contrasts of bud and flower colour. Later, the seed heads become almost as striking as the flowers were. One of the loveliest dwarf shrubs at this time is Daphne mezereum, which produces heavily fragrant pink flowers (rarely white) all down the stems from a very young age. It can be difficult to start from cuttings, but grows easily and true from seed, then produces (poisonous) red berries. Some white-flowered forms produce yellow berries. Another nice, dwarf shrub is the white forsythia (Abeliophylum distichum). In late February or early March it opens long wands of small white flowers. It’s an open, fragile-looking shrub, and its flowers last only a week – but the piercing fragrance is memorable. Unfortunately, it’s hard to propagate, and hence hard to find. But anyone who does come across it might want to know it’s very much worth having.

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SELLING /BUYING Serving you for 28 years www.edgoss.com Call 604-644-0141

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6008

BY OWNER brand new 2 br, 2 bath, fp, Central Lonsdale Polygon’s Anderson Walk. View, immed occupancy. 980sf $669,000 604-988-6820

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

2BDRM / 2BTH 1104-1320 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver. $650,000 cartoccirealestate.com Open house this weekend!!! 12-2pm INVESTOR ALERT!

1 BR. Uptown New West Condo, Best Price on MLS, $155,000 Bright, Price reduced $8,800. Going to Calgary, 650 Sq. Ft. Full Reno, Pool, Prkg, 7 Blocks to New West Skytrain, big rooms, Dog OK. Call Cindy Gering at 604-779-1292 Royal Lepage

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

place ads online @

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Education

Pitt Meadows: Apr 14 or May 12 Coquitlam: Mar 24 or Apr 14 Also Bby • Van • Rcmd • Sry • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

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Quality Manufactured Homes 1-800-339-5133

www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $23,600 down $2,180/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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Last 1 year program available in Maple Ridge. Limited Seats! NO Wait Lists!

Mobile Homes

New and Used Homes Park Spaces Available

3BDRM / 2BTH - $615,000 21 - 251 West 14th St. North Vancouver Open house Sunday 2-4pm Call: (604) 728-6898 email: info@cartoccirealestate.com cartoccirealestate.com

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Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087

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Career Services/ Job Search

MORE JOBS THAN GRADUATES! Employers seek out CanScribe Medical Transcription graduates. New Course! New Low Price! We need more students! Enroll Today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

1420

Tutoring Services

SPANISH LESSONS, Spring Break Promotion, Mon to Fri 1 hr everyday $90. 604-628-7370

To advertise call

604-630-3300

6020-46

Mobile Homes

1978 - 14’ Wide 2 BR, 1 bth, in Ruskin MHP, $39,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. 604-830-1960

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6035

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Out Of Town Property

6075

Sunshine Coast

3BDRM/1BTH 13231 Amble Greene Place Open House Sat Mar 24 & 31 $899,000. Located Ocean Park area. Large yard. 778-989-6397

DISCOUNTS IN EFFECT

Real Estate

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• PRACTICAL

Houses - Sale

6050

S. Surrey/ White Rock

QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES MANUFACTURERS

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

EDUCATION TRAIN WITH BC’S LARGEST AND MOST RESPECTED CAREER TRAINER

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Houses - Sale

6020-46

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Escort Services

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Condos/ Townhouses

A21

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

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft. * .95 Acres * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

Robert & Nancy Chaney, owners 1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

6065 SUNDAY • Noon to 3 BROOKSWOOD ESTATE Unit 23 - 3931 - 198 St, Langley 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pets OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $139,900. Agents ok. Open to Offers. By Owner. 604-309-5974

Recreation Property

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

MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117

6508

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

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CAREERS&

TRAINING

BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, newly reno’d, F/P, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Onsite Manager. By skytrain. Lease. $975. NS/NP. 604-908-6316 or 604-816-1412

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

SUDOKU

6508

Apt/Condos

PO CO 2 BR apt $800/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail able now. Call 604-464-0034 PO CO, 3 BR townhouse, $990, quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-464-0034

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

6510

Co-ops

PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 BR. Shares req’d. $1050-$1134/mo. Nr bus & schools. 604-465-1938

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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6525

Garages

N. West Auto Shop, 1860 sf with office, bath, paint rm, new furn. $1600/mo + utils. 604-922-4390

6535

Homestay

BBY N. Homestay Avail now, with or without meals. N/S home, by Holdom Skytr/bus. 604 874-1694

PUZZLE ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE

To advertise call

604-630-3300

6540

Houses - Rent

COQ. 3 BR rancher. 5 appl, h/wd flrs, f/yrd, $1650/mo. Nr schools & shops. Immed. 604-913-7785 COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail now or Apr 1. 604-785-1699 MAPLE RIDGE 5 BR hse, 3 lvls, newly reno’d, big yd, wood f/p, $1750. Now. n/p, 604-942-2582 MISSION; 5TH Ave, VIEW, 3 BR house, W/D, fnd/yrd, garage. Near all lev schools, Pet negot. Av Apr 1. $1500. 604-765-3340 POCO, 2 lev, 3 BR & Den, all appls, A/C, f/yrd, carport. $1550. Nr transit. NS/NP. 604-657-6448 POCO Very clean 2 BR side by side duplex, big yard, garden, garage. N/P & N/S. $1150. Now. 604-942-5492 or 778-865-1555 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● LANGLEY - 4 - 20159 68th Ave, TOWNHOUSE, 3bd, bright, quiet, family end unit, garage...$1,488/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6602

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

850 SF, 2 br gnd lvl ste, MRidge, 248TH & 122A, priv entry, wd, dw, i/net & utils included ns np ref req’d $800/month 778-846-8929

BBY East , 2 BR grd lev, 1100 sq ft, radiant heat, share w/d, near school & bus. $850 + utils. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Suits family 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318

Auto Miscellaneous

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Domestic

ACROSS

1. Milk producer 4. Am. Music Awards 8. Engaged in 10. Moved over the water 12. Deflects in fencing 14. Southwest or United 15. Elin’s ex 17. Signing 18. Macao’s monetary unit 19. 1st Korean pres. Syngman ACROSS 20.Milk The producer god of the sun 1. 21.Am. OldMusic world,Awards new 4. 23. Metal food storage

Mar. 20/12

container 24. Dutch colonist 26. 2 source sound system 29. Prohibitions 30. Oh, God! 31. Poly and Octa are some 32. Clip 33. 1st, 2nd and home 35. Highest cards 36. Equals 1/100 afghani 37. One and only container 39. Don’t know when yet 24. Dutch colonist 40. Ripped

26. 2 source sound system 29. Prohibitions 14. Oh, GulfGod! in the Arabian Sea 1. carried by ships 30. 12.Goods Deflects in fencing 16. Poly The Mississippi’s 2. is one or United 31. and Octa arelargest some 14.Shrek Southwest tributary 3. Stream fence to catch fish 32. Clip 15. Elin’s ex 22. Comb-plate 4. Air America Radio 33. 2nd and home 17.1/1000 Signing 24. 1st, Prohibits 5. of an inch 35. 18.AKAs Macao’s monetary unit 25. Highest The earlycards stages 6. 1/100 afghani 19.Detector 1st Korean pres. Syngman 36. 27. Equals Breastplate 7. 28. One Popular 8. aside 37. andspoken only music 20.Voluntarily The god ofsetthe sun 29. Don’t Cattle genus 9. moisture 39. know when yet 21.Morning Old world, new 31. Ripped 61036 IL 10. 40. 23. VI Metal food storage 8. Engaged in

DOWN 10. Moved over the water

11. A small wooded hollow DOWN 12. Parent Teacher Assoc. 13. Arranged according to size

1. Goods carried by ships 2. Shrek is one 3. Stream fence to catch fish 4. Air America Radio 5. 1/1000 of an inch 6. AKAs 7. Detector 8. Voluntarily set aside 9. Morning moisture 10. VI 11. A small wooded hollow 12. Parent Teacher Assoc. 13. Arranged according to size

32. Crusted over a wound 33. US VP 1801 - 1805 34. More flamboyant

14. Gulf in the Arabian Sea 16. The Mississippi’s largest tributary 22. Comb-plate 24. Prohibits 25. The early stages 27. Breastplate 28. Popular spoken music 29. Cattle genus 31. 61036 IL 32. Crusted over a wound 33. US VP 1801 - 1805 34. More flamboyant

41. Smallest whole number 43. White vestment worn by priests 44. C.S. Forester officer Horatio 48. Made it forbidden 51. Monkshood or helmetflower 52. Director Spielberg Mar. 20/12 53. Palm tree fruits 54. yellow Dutch cheese 41. Mild Smallest whole number 55. In favorvestment of 43. White worn by

priests 44. C.S. Forester officer 35. Remove an organ or bodily Horatio structure 48. Made it forbidden 36. Monkshood Russin weight = 36 lbs 51. orunit helmet38. Siberian nomads flower 39. Makes lacework 52. Spielberg 40. Director At a specific prior time 53. 42. Palm Beforetree fruits 45. Mild Binary codedDutch decimal 54. yellow cheese 46. In Loiter 55. favor of 47. Upon 49. Egg cells 50. Original equipment manufacturer

35. Remove an organ or bodily structure 36. Russin weight unit = 36 lbs 38. Siberian nomads 39. Makes lacework 40. At a specific prior time 42. Before 45. Binary coded decimal 46. Loiter 47. Upon 49. Egg cells 50. Original equipment manufacturer

9110

Collectibles & Classics

COQ WW PLAT Newly Reno’d Bright 3 BR w/out bsmt. NS/NP. $1150 incls utils, 604-512-9023

BBY, LRG 2 BR g/lev ste, newly painted. $900 incls utls/cable & sh’d W/D. NS/NP. 604-517-2140

MAPLE RIDGE E 3 BR clean upper f/s, d/w, w/d. Nr schls/bus/ amens. $1200. 778-862-3568 MAPLE RIDGE New Home offers 2 BR mn lvl ste, Bright with patio & garden area, Apr 1. $1000 incls utils & w/d, Elaine 604-312-8259

BBY, N. SFU area. New, big 2 BR bsmt. 5 appl, own laundry, radiant heat, prkg. Ns/np. Includes hydro. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043

BBY S. High Gate area, 1 BR bsmt ste, close to school, bus, park. $850/mo incls utils. Avail now. N/p N/s. Call 604-970-8232 COQ 2BR 1 bath bsmt suite across from Town Centre Park. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd for appointment to View 604-570-2786 Quoting code T07

9129

Luxury Cars

9125

2004 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT 125,000k, green, by owner $5900 obo 604.418.4346 or 467.6602

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500

POCO, N. 2 BR. Private laundry & entry. Patio, parking, new paint. N/s, n/p. $850/mo. 604-537-2131

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQ 2 BR townhouse, $970, small yard, hw & parking incl, 1,200 sq.ft, quiet complex, no pets, call 778-316-4777.

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9145

1992 JEEP YJ, new rear end & soft top, no rust, 4 cyl std, runs well. $3100 Call 778-847-1512

Scrap Car Removal

Aarrow Recycling

We pay up to $300 cash

2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $12,500. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291

1991 TOYOTA 4runner, V6, new tires, gd cond, 350K, all new parts, $6500 obo, 604-980-6118

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614. 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $26,500. 604-999-4097

2008 CHEVROLET Impala 93K $9,100 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

1989 CHEV 2500 X-cab, short box, 225,000 kms, V8 auto, new alt, Air cared May 2012. No rust, must sell, good work truck $1500 obo 604-202-2262

1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal 1994 BUICK Park Ave V6, full load, air cared, 114 kms, lady driven, 1 owner $2495 obo. 604-792-6367

POCO. 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/np, no w/d. $850 incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-945-3476 or 778-938-7491

1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1675. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2350, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

1984 PONTIAC TRANS AM, 19,577 kms. 1 owner, new paint No accid. $1700obo 604-395-2778

Domestic

COQ, LANSDOWNE. 1 BR + den. 1,100 sf. Patio. $900/mo + 1⁄3 util. Immed. Ns/np. 604-338-5473

BBY, EDMONDS. 7471 Vista Crescent. Large 2 BR, grd/lvl. Priv ent & alarm. Vaulted 9 foot ceilings! Ns/np. $1000/mo + 1⁄3 utils. Nr bus, Skytrain, schools, laundry & shops. Avail Apr 1. 778-891-8944 or 604-521-8990

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 March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

COQ 1BR glvl ste, NS/NP, like new, clean, nr Coq Centre, avail April 1st, shr’d w/d, prkg, $725 incls hydro, 604-941-4659

COQ CENTRE. Big 2 BR. Priv w/d. Nr bus. $1000/mo incl hydro. April 1st. Ns/np. 604-942-5380

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 15AVE/4TH St. BRAND NEW 1 BR g/l ste. $800 incls utls/ cbl. Apr 1. NS/NP. 604-524-0950

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM, 1 Full Bath, Great west Maple Ridge location. Beautifully finished 2 yr old bright grnd level suite. $1200/mth incls utils, d/w, w/d, cable & internet. No pets, ns. 604-831-3487 Avail April 15.

6602

2002 CHEV Trailblazer Ltd, 7 pass full load,new trans, new snows, $7,700 778-847-1512

CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022 2002 MAZDA B3000 ext cab, very clean, box cover & liner, 118k, $5500 obo. 604-574-9630

2001 Acura CL

Fully loaded 2001 Acura CL in great condition inside and out, and runs really well. • Black on black leather interior • Power everything (seats, mirrors, windows, sunroof) • Heated front seats • 6 disc CD player with bose sound system • Automatic transmission with triptronic shifting • Comes with winter, and all season tires; both in great shape • Air conditioning • 109,000 km • HID headlights • Dual exhaust

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9129

Luxury Cars

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

2004 GMC Envoy XUV, 96,500km silver, 1 owner, V6 4.2L $16,999 A/cared 2013. 604.318.9890

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

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

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2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

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Sports & Imports

9160

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8055

Cleaning

8160

Spring Services

Home Maid Cleaning 12 yrs of Service $25.00/hr Connie Call: (778) 881-4889

2000 CIVIC Coupe si, auto, grey, 2 dr, exc cnd, 133K, all pwr, moon roof, $4,500obo. 604-710-9670

2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675

9173 2002 JAGUAR S-type, 3L, green color, 4 dr sedan, 118km, loaded, tan leather, 2nd owner, new tires, sunroof, htd seats, prem. sound system. $8500. 778-892-9924

Vans

9522

INTERIOR Project Manager Turnkey Service Glenn @ 778-873-8300

RV’s/Trailers

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, auto, 4 dr sedan, high kms, runs great, white, $4850 firm. 604-538-4883

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Flooring/ Refinishing

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2000 GEORGETOWN. 26 foot. Must sell!! GMC Vortex motor. 4,000 Onan Genset. Front air lifts, 2-way fridge. Very clean! Queen bed, large bathroom. Tv & DVD player, bsmt storage, new front tires & spare tire! 39,900 km. $27,000. Denis, 604-618-4142. 2001 27 ft Ford Motorhome 450 super duty, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575 2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $21,900 obo. 604-230-2728

Moving & Storage

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Handyperson

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8140

8205

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8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

ALLQUEST PAINTING

Heating

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Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

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

8240

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

8130

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,995 obo. 778-242-2018

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Electrical

8105

Boats

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720 2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

Contracting

8080

CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

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8065

Lawn & Garden

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