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Bunny offers egg-streme eggs-perience Hundreds of kids spent time collecting candy and eating hotdogs in Maple Ridge Park. by Sylver McLaren

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Children who attended an Easter egg hunt in Maple Ridge Park on Sunday had an egg-stra special day with chocolate, candy, hotdogs, drinks, prizes, and pictures taken with the Easter bunny. But, it was the Friends In Need Food Bank that really won at the annual special event organized by local realtor Laurissa Rasmus. Rasmus throws this Easter egg hunt ever year. It started out as a customer appreciation party held on Easter Sunday, rain or shine, but it has grown significantly to include much more. The party raised $380 for the food More bank plus several boxes of food. This Photos included the 50/50 winnings that Online Canadian National train engineer Leslie Redford donated back to the cause after his ticket was drawn. Glen Schick, a driver with Friends In Need, was on hand along with volunteer Heidi Tucker, accepting nonperishable food items and money, as well as giving away ballots to fill out to win a number of prizes in a draw. First place was four tickets to see Cirque du Soleil, second place was a $75 gift certificate for The Keg, and third was a number of goodie baskets. “It takes countless hours to put this event on, and it keeps getting better and better every year,” said Megan Rattenbury, Rasmus’s assistant. “It’s really important for Laurissa to give back to the community because she is a local. She works here, she lives here, her kids go to school and play sports here,” Rattenbury added. “It is an important event to all of us. It’s really family-oriented and we have a lot of fun,” she said. Meanwhile, over in Pitt Meadows, the visitors to Osprey Village Spring Fling were in full swing with music, arts and crafts, face painting, Click and Clown, and a visit from the very busy Easter bunny. See related story on page A7.

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At an Easter Egg Hunt at Maple Ridge Park on Sunday children collected thousands of plastic eggs, which were then traded in for candy. After the egg hunt everyone had a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny and then enjoy a barbecue hot dog lunch. The sixth annual party was put on by local realtor Laurissa Rasmus, who asked people to bring items for the Friends In Need Food Bank in exchange for a chance to win a prize.

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Two Haney residents have published a book that questions how the District has been developed.

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Lower Fraser River residents are one step closer to being able to walk or ride from Hope to the Salish Sea, because of $1 million in provincial funding for Experience the Fraser. Experience the Fraser is a program aimed at connecting communities, parks, natural features, historic and cultural Marc Dalton sites, and other Maple Ridge-Mission MLA points of interest along the Lower Fraser River by means of 550 kilometres of trails and via the river itself. The money will help Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District open new parkland, enhance riverfront access and park amenities along the river, and continue to build the Canyon to Coast Trail. • More at www.mrtimes.com

The authors of the recently published Aesthetic Maple Ridge call their book an “OCP for Dummies.” Claus Andrup and Ian McLeod, two Haney residents, have developed their own vision for Maple Ridge, but the small book they have recently published, highlighting the potential of Maple Ridge, is definitely not a tourist brochure, they said. Most tourist brochures promoting Maple Ridge have horses and daisies and beautiful landscapes like the Golden Ears. But these things are the natural assets of Maple Ridge, nothing that local councils or developers can take credit for, Andrup said. During the past decade, Pitt Meadows has developed Osprey Village and Langley has produced Bedford Landing, but the same kind of development hasn’t happened in Maple Ridge, Andrup added. “I look at Maple Ridge and what do we have? Nothing,” he said, adding that there are lots of houses, but no vision to the development. That is the question that goes to root of why he and McLeod developed this book. Maple Ridge has long been a “dormitory suburb of Vancouver,” McLeod said, adding that “it never acquired urban bells and whistles.” Andrup, who ran for Maple Ridge council in November’s election but didn’t succeed, said District staff and council always say everything is “fine” in Maple Ridge. “There’s a lot of blowing your own trumpet going on, but no action,” Andrup said. But he thinks the focus should be on those aspects the District can control, that is, structures and streets. Their book, which they selfpublished in a colour, high-gloss format, reveals the grittier, less picturesque side of Maple Ridge from the infamous Zellers

Long cough in decline New cases of whooping cough are still being reported in the Fraser Health Region, but the number is in decline, according to the health authority. “In recent weeks it’s slowed to several new cases per week, as opposed to a high of 20 or so per week in the JanuaryFebruary period,” said Fraser Health spokesperson Roy Thorpe-Dorward. “There are fluctuations in the numbers, and we’re not necessarily saying the outbreak is over, but we are seeing a trend in the right direction, for sure.” The outbreak began in Hope and Chilliwack in August and peaked in January this year. As of April 3, there have been 178 confirmed cases and 58 suspected cases of whooping cough in the Fraser Health Region. “We’re continuing to recommend that adults who are in contact with young children – parents and other caregivers – see their doctor or go into one of the pharmacies offering the free vaccines,” Thorpe-Dorward said. “And the other thing we’re asking parents is to ensure is that their children’s immunizations records are up to date, and to call their local health unit if they have questions about that.” • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Claus Andrup and Ian McLeod have developed a book about Maple Ridge that highlights “the good, the bad, and the ugly.” (Inset) An excerpt from the book Aesthetic Maple Ridge depicts a building in the downtown core. parking at 224th and Lougheed Highway to the now-demolished Northumberland Court to boarded-up BUILDINGS in the core area of the town. The small book with photos and captions shows how the District has been developed, or has developed into something that is lacking in character. The book is more a question than an answer to the esthetic challenge facing Maple Ridge, but Andrup pointed out it could also serve as a guide showing the potential of Maple Ridge. They called it Aesthetic Maple Ridge – hoping readers would see the irony in its name. “It begs the question – please, please somebody do something more with Maple Ridge,” Andrup said.

In the foreward to the book, Rod Gruzelier describes the book thus: “Aesthetic Maple Ridge is an inventory of what the community has produced – in a phrase, the good, the bad, and the ugly.” Both McLeod and Andrup, while they love their adopted hometown, are yearning for an innercity, urban experience they both grew up in. McLeod grew up in Saskatoon and has lived in other urban centreS. When he was growing up, Saskatoon enjoyed a full symphony, a daily newspaper, and its own radio and television stations. Maple Ridge has none of these, he said. Andrup said he feels like he’s a “fish out of water” having grown up in Capetown, South

Africa, and having lived in London, England, and travelled Europe for years. The problem is when people move to Maple Ridge, they arrive with expectations, but then realize that the subdivision they have moved into is a 10minute drive from a litre of milk, McLeod said. The book is full of small facts, for example, the caption for the Albion Pizzeria building on 102nd Street reads: “By our calculation, this three-unit complex is one of two off-highway commercial development to emerge in Maple Ridge since the Second World War.” The other one is the PetroCanada station and surrounding businesses on 232nd Street. “To me, that’s jaw-dropping,” McLeod said. Esthetics aside, McLeod said the two authors are concerned about the fact the downtown area of Maple Ridge is “vastly underdeveloped,” and getting more development is essential to the economic health of the District.

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On Thursday evening, Ineke Boekhorst was chosen as citizen someone who has made of the year in 2010. an impression with his or her volunteerism and breakfast program for high dedication to Maple school students. A children’s Ridge will be chosen as bereavement support program the citizen of the year. run by the Ridge Meadows TIMES files Or it might be two Hospice Socity received people who have made $4,000, and Maple RidgeMargaret Kury was chosen as a lasting impression on Pitt Meadows Community citizen of the year in 2008. the community – like Services received $2,000 for in 2010 when Mike Murrary and Ineke boardroom furniture. Boekhorst were both chosen as Maple The local arts council received $1,000 to Ridge’s citizens of the put on an exhibit by Lyle year. Wilson (which opens The Maple Ridge May 5). The Friends Community Foundation In Need Food Bank is Past winners put out a call a couple providing snacks for ele1991: Charlie Perry months ago for nominamentary school children 1992: Beryl Cunningham tions for citizen of the thanks to a foundation 1993: Helen MacDonald year, and the person grant of $1,500, and the 1994: Jane Dixon-Warren (or persons) will be local family education 1995: John Skanks announced Thursday centre received $2,500 evening. for its Mother Good pro1996: Sheila Nickols The citizen of the gram. 1997: Reg Neligan year award is given for The Thornhill 1998: Bonnie Telep volunteer efforts in a Community Association 1999: Bob Thomson variety of areas: art, also benefited from the 2000: Kathy Marshall culture, athletics, social foundation support in 2001: Carl Durksen services, business, or the way of $1,000 for 2002: Lorraine Bates service clubs. folding chairs for its hall. 2003: Betty Levens The evening also Tickets are availserves as a fundraiser able for the Citizen of 2004: Dick Lister for the community the Year event, which 2005: Tom Cameron foundation. takes place at Meadow 2006: Nita Spittel In 2011, the Maple Gardens Golf Course, for 2007: Tom Meier Ridge Community $100 apiece or a table 2008: Margaret Kury Foundation gave out of eight for $720. For 2009: Bob Thompson seven grants. YFC tickets, call 604-466-3312 2010: Ineke Boekhorst & Mike Murray Youth Unlimited email or execdir@mrcf. received $2,000 for a 2011: Fred Armstrong ca.

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Council is considering more than $60,000 worth of community grants for local organizations. by Maria Rantanen

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Seven local charities and non-profit organizations are set to benefit from Maple Ridge taxpayer funds to help run their programs. Maple Ridge council will consider tonight whether to approve several community grants to seven different groups totalling $61,515. The Salvation Army is earmarked for two grants, one of about $6,000 to help the organization “provide a safe environment, nourishment, comfort and shelter to those in need.” The grant will help provide bag lunches for school children and warm meals at the Caring Place at 222nd Street and Lougheed TIMES files Highway. The Salvation Army continues to The second grant is provide daily meals and school for $5,100 to subsidlunches as well as special meals ize the rental cost of during the holidays from its a home where the Salvation Army runs Caring Place facility at 222nd Sonia’s Cradle, a proStreet and Lougheed Highway. gram that helps connect families with varinow staff is recommendous services and helps TIMES files ing council approve the them become self-sufficient. The Caring Place helps people at Christmas, same grant for both 2012 and 2013. Alouette Homestart for example, but also serves the needy all The Family Education Society is also up for year through. and Support Centre is two community grants, recommended for a one for $5,000 to help $4,000 grant for their community kitchen support youth in the community, and the programs “while they work to secure other for $3,400 to forgive property taxes stable funding for the program.” on a property meant for youth transiThe annual Halloween fireworks distional housing. play put on by the Maple Ridge Lions The two grants for Alouette Homestart Society have previously been approved by Club is earmarked for a grant of $3,000, and the Haney Farmers Market, for a council. grant of $6,000 “to assist the market’s A grant of $12,000 is recommended for efforts to become self sustaining.” the Agricultural Association to help pay The Friends In Need Food Bank asked for Country Fest and other educational for $20,000 to purchase client registraevents. tion software, with the goal of “providIn 2008, the fair received a threeing food to the hungry in Maple Ridge.” year commitment of $12,000 per year, District staff have recommended a grant approved for 2008 to 2010. In 2011, of $17,000. another $12,000 grant was approved and

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was found driving with a blood-alcohol level one-and-a-half times the legal limit. A Mountie stopped the man on Lougheed Highway near 116th Avenue just before 11 p.m. Wednesday night. The man exhibited signs of being impaired, so a demand by Sylver McLaren was made for breath samples to smclaren@mrtimes.com be provided, said Somerville. A 14-year-old is recovering “It was later learned the man after being hit by a pickup was prohibited from driving, truck on Lougheed Highway at which will result in a further 210th Street in Maple Ridge on charge,” the sergeant added. Wednesday evening. The car the man was driving The teenager was crosswas impounded for seven days, ing the highway “with a few and he will have to appear in friends” from the south side court in May to answer to all Sgt. Dale Somerville the charges. to the north when he was Ridge Meadows RCMP hit by the eastbound truck at “Ridge Meadows RCMP will about 6 p.m., explained Ridge continue to take drinking drivMeadows RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville. ers off our roads. Impaired driving is one “The force of the collision knocked of the leading preventable causes of car the teen several metres into the air,” he crashes,” Somerville said. explained. He was taken to BC Children’s Hospital by air ambulance. Ridge Meadows RCMP youth resource “He has some broken bones. He was officers and Alouette Addictions hosted a banged up pretty good,” the sergeant community drug forum at Pitt Meadows said. Secondary on Wednesday night. The driver of the truck remained at the The forum was attended by about 70 scene. people. Police closed the Lougheed Highway for The evening featured young people who about 45 minutes while they investigated. related the youth perspective with respect to drug abuse, and spoke of what it can lead to. A 20-year-old Maple Ridge man is The forum was aimed at better educatfacing impaired driving charges after he ing parents.

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Ambassadors spring to action Fun was had by everyone who ws at Osprey Village on Easter Sunday. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

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Osprey Village was in full swing at Spring Fling on Easter Sunday as hundreds of people gathered in the centre to celebrate Easter and to help mark the anniversaries of two of the local businesses – Stomping Grounds and Verde Flowers. For children on the hunt for Easter candy, eight golden eggs were also hidden throughout Osprey Village and whoever found them had a chance to win a birthday party with Click & Clown. There were arts and crafts, Mr. I, Dilly the Clown, face painting, and of course, Easter Bunny. Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation ambassadors were at the Spring Fling on Sunday helping businesses and their customers to celebrate. Ambassador Trevor Batstone has been in the program only one month and the Spring Fling is already his third event. “I love living in Pitt Meadows and I want to give back to the community,” said Batstone, who is a 66-year-old retired transit supervisor and professional photographer. At the Spring Fling, Batstone assisted at Stomping Grounds, who were celebrating their oneyear-anniversary. “I’m enjoying it very much. I’ve met a lot of great people and attend all the special events,” he said. Lori Graham, ambassador program co-ordinator, was also at the Spring Fling. Not only was Graham there to assist Verde Flowers with its second-year anniversary, but also to discuss the Ambassador Program and offer information about the PMEDC’s programs and services. “Right now we have 11 ambassadors in the program and we are always looking for more,” Graham said. “The ambassador program was developed to support business because we know that many of them are operating with less than five employees – sometimes More as few as two – and if Photos any of them want to do community outreach, Online it makes it difficult for them without help,” she explained. “Our volunteer ambassadors provide those helping hands where and when needed to con-

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The Easter Bunny was a big hit with everyone at the Osprey Village Spring Fling, including Trevor Batstone, (left, with Easter Bunny) who is one the newest members of the ambassador program in Pitt Meadows. tribute to a successful event. Their assistance strengthens relationships and enhances the small-town feel that Pitt Meadows residents and business owners know and love,” said Graham. Meanwhile, be on the lookout for the blue ambassador shirts around Pitt Meadows in the upcoming season. Batstone’s next gig is to assist as an ambassador is at the volunteer appreciation breakfast at Red Robin on April 15. To learn more about the PMEDC ambassador program, visit www.thinkpittmeadows.ca or call 604-465-9481.

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Time to slam gavel down The provincial government PR machine revved up again last week to let us know that 23 new deputy sheriffs had graduated from the Justice Institute, and were at work in B.C. courtrooms. That’s great. We need more sheriffs, as well as more prosecutors, public defenders, and judges. Because the truth that the government is less eager to advertise is that the court system is overburdened. Cases are being dropped due to lengthy delays, and we can point to murder trials that have taken months or years just to get from arrest to trial. If you head down to the Port Coquitlam Provincial courthouse, you might notice a distinct lack of parking. The population served by the courthouse – including the Tri-Cities plus Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows – has grown significantly – but that courthouse is not getting any larger. Unless every new resident is an angel, something has to give, eventually. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to plan for the return of Maple Ridge’s courthouse. Some of our newer readers may not even be aware that Maple Ridge had its own courts for many years, until they were scrapped in the 1990s. It’s nice to see the province is trying to at least catch up to the backlogs and staffing needs in the court system. But whoever is running this province in a year, whether Liberal, NDP, or Conservative, will need to think bigger, and longer-term. Over the coming decades, the population of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, as well as Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and Port Moody, will continue to grow. We’ll need facilities for our criminals, just as well as we do for our law-abiding citizens. The government should start planning soon for a ribbon-cutting marking the start of a new courthouse in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows. – M.C.

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Choosing the wrongest words They call it “education,” but Oops! there’s got to be another word “Religion” is also on the list for it. of not-to-be-used (or “abused” Maybe “stupifying.” – another word on the naughty Or maybe just “silly.” list) words. But I should check with the Perhaps “religion” has been New York City Department of thoughtfully added – or subtractEducation first, to see if either of ed, actually – in case the thought those words are still available… of thoughtless dogma might upset still appropriate. youngsters who wish to wax You usually expect the really thoughtful about dinosaurs and nutty education stories – antievolution. by Bob Groeneveld evolution nonsense or fake “creThe thoughts (or lack thereof) ation science” or just goofy idiocy behind the choices of listed – to come from our neighbour’s words surpasses understanding… most southern states, especially Texas, or somewhich probably was on a previous list. times Alberta. Words that should never appear on a test (Yeah, I know, Alberta is not an American paper, for fear of causing discomfort to an state… technically.) unfortunate child, include divorce, death, disBut this latest onslaught of political over-corease, cancer, nuclear weapons (which is actually rection mixed with religionut ignorance comes two words, but perhaps counting could be to us directly from what many Canadians would uncomfortable for some math-challenged chilconsider one of the more sane states of the dren… and education officials), and bodily funcunion. tions (which could be another double-worder, Officials from the NYC Dept. of Ed. have comor maybe refers to verbalization of actual funcpiled a list of words that should not be used in tions). student testing. Apparently, not uttering the words will render There are about 50 apparently uncomfortable them non-existent. words on the list. Likewise the case for tobacco, drugs, alcohol, Incidentally, before you get on the wrong beer, and liquor. Wine has either escaped their track, we’re not talking about perhaps emphasiz- notice, or has been deemed palatable, perhaps ing the established banishment of the F-bomb or because poverty is no longer allowed. its unsavoury cousins. Strange as it may seem, as yet unlisted are a I’d have no difficulty with that. Words like that plethora of meaningless words that have come don’t belong in the classroom. into common usage in recent years – much to They should be kept to the dark recesses, the my personal consternation – silly words like dirty corners where nasty people and their ver“proactive” or “pre-owned.” boten words belong… and on the playgrounds, Now, those are words whose blacklisting where we learned them when we were kids. would earn my politically correct applause. And speaking of learning things when we were Another word that should be on the no-fly list kids, among the words proposed for exclusion is “intelligence,” on the off-chance that someone from the classroom lexicon are such dangerous in the anti-evolution, anti-religion, anti-life crowd conceptualizations as “dinosaur” and “evoluat the NYC Dept. of Ed. actually has some… something that would surely garner offence tion,” because they could upset people whose among the majority. religion precludes factual understanding.

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Dear Editor, The time has come for the citizens of B.C. to stand up to the government and say, “Enough is enough.” We are being taxed to death. Why is the Insurance Corporation of B.C. allowed to increase our insurance rates after the provincial government raids its coffers for hundreds of millions of dollars? Why does the government hire a inexperienced mediator to handle the dispute between the teachers’ federation and the government, and pay him $2,000 a day (with our tax dollars)? How much of the carbon tax (another money grab) goes into general coffers, and why isn’t there a solid plan put forward to show us where the hundreds of millions of dollars raised are going? Why will the government not release the information in regards to the Birk and Vassi fiasco, and show us why it cost $6 million of the taxpayers’ dollars for a guilty plea?

Where is the information on the sale of B.C. Rail? What are they hiding? Why is BC Hydro allowed to spend a billion dollars on “smart meters” to save money, and then get a rate increase shortly thereafter? If ordinary citizens or businessmen fudged the books the way BC Hydro has, they would be thrown in jail. How much money has the government spent on advertising their case against he BCTF, and how much will they spend when it comes time to deal with BCGEU? With the upcoming provincial election, we as taxpayers should give notice to all parties and candidates that we are demanding and expecting a government that is open and accountable, and that we will settle for nothing less. They are elected by the citizens of B.C. and are there to work on our behalf, and if they fail, we have every right to fire them. It’s time to take a stand. Al Uglanica, Maple Ridge

Media

One per cent controls mainstream Dear Editor, Cheryl Baron’s point is well taken [Headlines missed big news, March 6 Letters TIMES], but I am sure the reason is no real mystery to her or anyone else. The mainstream media is the stepchild of the one per cent, and it is more a means

of steering the debate than furnishing the unwashed masses with relevant information. For instance, if you were to just read the mainstream media, you would think the occupy movement is over and done, even though none of the issues it was about have been addressed. In

Infrastructure

Things are less costly today

Dear Editor, Given the cost of things these days, I find it hard to wrap my head around the fact it cost just $126 million to build BC Place back in 1983. Wow! A price like that would be a serious bargain today, considering we just spent $560 million to give BC Place a major overhaul – nearly four and a half times the original construction cost. The same applies to all the public infrastructure we benefit from on a daily basis: roads and bridges, transit systems, hydro dams, and the transmission lines that bring power to our homes and businesses. All cost a lot less to build 30 years ago than they would if they were built today. We could easily balk at the cost to maintain core infrastructure and simply let everything fall into hopeless disrepair. That would save us some cash in the short term. But in the long term, a strategy like that would only prove to be false economy. And clearly, the money we spend today to maintain our dams, roads, bridges, and all of the other infrastructure we depend on will seem like a bargain 30 years from now. Sandra Robinson, Maple Ridge

fact, it has gotten decidedly worse on all fronts, with our very civil rights and personal freedoms now being assailed on every front. As Cheryl points out, is it any wonder why the government now wants to control social media and the internet, as well? They have seen the power of these communication tools unfold around the world over the past few years. China has already dealt with it, and now it is our turn. Big Brother is here. We have seen his face, and all have felt King Stephen’s oppressive hand every day of his rule, especially since getting a majority. Stephen Harper has said, “You won’t recognize Canada when I am through with it.” Those dismal words are the only words that have ever come out of his mouth that I truly believe he meant. He is dismantling the Canada that we were all so proud of – and which the rest of the world not only respected but envied – brick by brick. Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge

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Dear Editor, In the first general meeting of the B.C. Teachers Federation, held in Vancouver at King Edward High School on Jan. 4, 1917, the original objectives were adopted, and they guide the organization to this day: to foster and promote the cause of education, to raise the status of the teaching profession in B.C., and to promote the welfare of the teachers of B.C. The BCTF was incorporated under the Friendly Societies Act of B.C., on July 12, 1919. In 1994 the Public Sector Labour Relations Act established a new provincial bargaining structure. The BCTF became the bargaining agent for teachers, and the B.C. Public School Employees Association (BCPSEA) became the bargaining agency for trustees. Only one contract has been successfully negotiated under this structure; all others have required government intervention.

In 2001 the BC Liberal government passed essential services legislation and removed the right to strike. In 2002 the same provincial government removed all class-size, staffing, and workload provisions from provincial and local agreements. Some of the demands the BCTF have brought to the table are excessive, but that is what a negotiation is for. Both parties get a chance to express their needs and wants, and come to a consensus on the issues. What better way to educate our students about our government than to demonstrate collective bargaining that results in a fair contract for the teachers? I hope the public will let it be known that we want a democratic government, not a dictatorship. Stacy MacLennan, Maple Ridge [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at www.mrtimes.com.]

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Development

Historic home in Haney proposed for preservation A developer wants more density in exchange for keeping a home built in 1938 in Maple Ridge. by Maria Rantanen

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A plan to preserve a heritage home in Port Haney, in exchange for more density for an adjoining apartment building, was welcomed by Maple Ridge council. The Turnock/Morse residence on St. Anne Avenue will be preserved if council approves a final heritage revitalization agreement. The application met with council’s tentative approval council last week and has been forwarded to tonight’s council meeting. The residence was built in 1938 by Joseph Dakin Turnock. It was given as a wedding gift to Turnock’s daughter and her husband Garnet Robert Morse in 1942. The developer has proposed moving the heritage house to the corner of St. Anne Avenue and 223rd Street, and building a

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Last year’s Cheers to the Planet was held at The ACT. This year’s event, on April 22, will be at Meadowridge School.

Fundraiser celebrates our planet The second Cheers to the Planet has doubled, with organizers hoping to sell 400 tickets. by Maria Rantanen

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A soiree to celebrate sustainability is being planned for Earth Day weekend in Maple Ridge. Cheers to the Planet, with the tagline “Eat, Drink, and be Eco,” will take place on April 22 and is a fundraiser for the CEED Centre, a small non-profit society located on 223rd Street that currently runs 18 programs focused on sustainability and community building. This is the second year Cheers to the Planet is being held, and while the first event at The ACT was a success, it didn’t raise much money.

Last year’s event was a “steep learning curve” for chief organizer Rebecca Awram, and doing a second one is a lot easier, she said. “I had last year’s success to build on,” she said. There will be twice as many restaurants, breweries, and wineries participating in the cocktail-partystyle evening, all companies known for their organic or sustainable practices. This time, the venue has been donated – by Meadowridge School – and that will save the society a couple thousand dollars. Corporate sponsorship has also come from the Maple Ridge Gaming Centre and Awram’s workplace Home n Work Mortgages Inc. This will cover all the “hard costs” of the event allowing them to give all funds raised to the CEED Centre. The money raised from the event

is earmarked for new front stairs and a wheelchair ramp for the CEED Centre, located at 11739 223rd. St. “This year every ticket sold will go toward the CEED Centre,” she said. Awram said she’s hoping all 400 tickets will be sold – last year 250 tickets were sold. The inaugural event last year was organized by very few volunteers, Awram said, but this year there are about 30 people working to make the evening a success. Cheers to the Planet will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Meadowridge School. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Tickets can be bought at The ACT box office by calling 604476-2787, by going to www.theactmapleridge.org, or by going to the box office at The ACT in person. Tickets also available at the CEED Centre (cash only).

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The Act

Children’s classic comes to life A Juno award winner wrote the songs for Busytown Busy.

With catchy sing-along songs and lots of audience interaction, Richard Scarry’s Busytown Busy will bring out the detective in everyone. “Its delightful stories have been enjoyed by children in more than 80 countries around the world and beautifully translates to the stage in this delightful production” said arts council executive director, Lindy Sisson.

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Former Whonnock resident Norman Foote is back at The ACT again, this time because he penned the sound track to Richard Scarry’s Busytown Busy. The performance is Sunday, April 15. The production is a new live production based on a long-standing classic and will be the only performance in the Lower Mainland. Set to the original music by Juno Award winner Foote, the production features music, fabulous costumes, and a charming story line. “This play is about finding your own talents, sticking with it, and believing in yourself,” said Foote, who wrote all 17 songs in the performance. “There is so much fun in the show. It’s colourful,” Foote added. “I was thrilled to be part of it. I’m very proud of the songs,” he said. Richard Scarry’s Busytown Busy follows the adventures of six unforgettable friends Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sally Cat, Hilda Hippo, plus Pig Will, and Pig Won’t. Together the friends search for the answers to three unique bamboozling mysteries and discover some fascinating surprises along the way.

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• Come to the Maple Ridge Library to watch the documentary Inside Job (USA/2008). Friends of the Library will sell refreshments. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.

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• Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be meeting at Whonnock Lake Centre at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, guests, new members, and anyone interested in any fibre arts is welcome. Info: Marie at 604-462-9059. • The Holy Wow Poets Show takes place at 7 p.m. in the lobby of The ACT 11944 Haney Pl. This month they are representing spring, Easter, and April Fool’s Frolics, and invite all poets to come to their recital. Join via www.meetup. com/holy-wow-poets/ and www.facebook.com/ TheHolyWowPoets.

April 11

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

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• The SFU Philosophers’ Cafe meets at The ACT at 7 p.m., 11944 Haney Place. This month’s topic is “The Sacred. Can we distinguish the sacred from spirituality and both from religion? What role should the sacred play in our culture?” Everyone welcome.

April 12

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Quinn Kirkpatrick (foreground) and Philippe and Madeleine Beaudry were on the playground that the Eric Langton Elementary Parent Advisory Council is hoping to replace. The school’s PAC is holding its third annual Trivia Night, which takes place on April 13 at Eric Langton Elementary, 12138 Edge St. starting at 7 p.m. This is an adult-only evening, in which participants can challenge their friends and foes in their knowledge of all things trivial. Tickets are $13 each, teams are six to 10 people. Coffee and tea, snacks, and desserts are included. Cash bar. All funds raised go toward purchasing new playground equipment for the school. To purchase tickets, call 604-476-1174 or email ericlangtonpac@gmail.com. (downstairs) at noon for lunch and for a meeting at 1 p.m.

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• Webster’s Corners Elementary parent advisory council is holding a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school is at Dewdney Trunk Road and 256th St. Tables are still available for $15 each. Crafters welcome. Info: Cindy at 604-462-8510.

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In a game between two Guadalajara, Mexico, school teams, Tepeyac (in green) went up against Hycig on April 5, the final day of a boys and girls soccer tournament at Westview Secondary.

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A player from Tepeyac, a school in Guadalajara, Mexico, celebrated his goal that he scored against Hycig Thursday at Westview Secondary. Hycig also hails from Guadalajara. The competition was sponsored by Kellogg’s, Eventcheckin.ca, Soccer Express, StudentGuard, and Point 8, with support from the Westview PAC and School District 42’s international education department.

Along with the squads from Westview and Mexico, Thomas Haney, Garibaldi, Meadowridge, and Port Coquitlam’s Archbishop Carney took part. The April 2-5 tournament had five games taking place each day. Proceeds from concessions will go to Childcare Kitgum Servants, a group that cares for orphans in Uganda. The organization is based in Kitgum, Uganda.

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Sports

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Recreation

Wrestlers

Teammates test mat mettle at nationals by Troy Landreville tlandreville@mrtimes.com

Both are also employing different training methods, with Koopmans at the RCMP Youth academy camp in Chilliwack, while McKenzie trains closer to home at Simon Fraser University. Less than a week before the nationals, Koopmans told the TIMES that he needed to drop a few pounds in order to compete in his weight class. “It’s a little bit more than I usually have to cut, because I’ve gained a lot since provincials,” he said. “I’ve had to change up dietary habits and I’m running a lot, but it’s tough to run, because I have shin splints right now.” An interesting nuance to this upcoming event sees the wrestlers compete in freestyle for the first two days of competition before switching over to the Greco-Roman style during the final day.

Maple Ridge Secondary grapplers Brodie McKenzie and Colton Koopmans have come a long way since their Grade 8 year, when both were green rookies on the wrestling mat. Coming off silver medal performances at the B.C. high school championships in Penticton, two Grade 12s are gearing up for the 2012 Cadet/ Juvenile Canadian National Wrestling Championships. The meet is set for Fredericton, N.B., from Thursday to Finishing second in Sunday, April 12-15. B.C. is a notable feat The two qualified in for Koopmans and the juvenile (Grade 11 McKenzie, who lost and 12) division via to highly regarded top-five results at the foes in their gold Western Canada Age medal matches. Class championships In the 63-kilogram in Kamloops this past (kg) final, Koopmans January. lost to Guildford Koopmans placed Park’s Isaac Bernard, fifth; McKenzie ended who became the Troy Landreville/TIMES up third. fourth wrestler in Both “should easily B.C. high school histMaple Ridge Secondary teammates Brodie do that well in New ory to win five conMcKenzie and Colton Koopmans won silver Brunswick,” according medals in their respective weight classes at the secutive B.C. titles. to their MRSS coach, Heading into his B.C. high school championships in Penticton. Bill McCrae. championship bout, McKenzie is confiKoopmans won his dent heading into the competition. four previous matches. “I’ve cut down another weight Then he ran headlong into Bernard. class, and I’ve already beaten the B.C., “I didn’t score a point,” Koopmans said. Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta Koopmans had wrestled Bernard sev[wrestlers] in a previous tournament. eral times during the season, and said, Yeah, I think I’m going to do pretty well.” “I guess I got a little psyched out in my McKenzie predicted. [B.C.] final.” He noted that you can’t look past an McKenzie fell to Abbotsford Collegiate’s opponent, especially at the top levels of Manny Gill in the 74-kg final. the sport. “There’s a huge jump between the total “I’ve done that before: I’m focusing on elite wrestlers out there and everyone this one guy in the final that I want to else,” said McKenzie, who had won three wrestle, and I wrestled another guy who straight bouts before going up against I’d beaten many times before, and he Gill. “Colton and I did very well in our catches me and pins me,” McKenzie said. previous matches before the final, and I “You have to focus on one match at a didn’t score any points, either.” time. It doesn’t matter if he’s your friend, Wrestling savvy was the difference in your nemesis, if he’s a novice wrestler… the finals, McKenzie said. you’ve got to focus on that match, and “Both of us, we started just from Grade him and him only.” 8, and there’s no wrestling out here in

Silver medals

Troy Landreville/TIMES

Colton Koopmans and Brodie McKenzie are heading to Fredericton, N.B. for the 2012 Cadet/Juvenile Canadian National Wrestling Championships. Maple Ridge [outside of high school]. Over in Surrey and Abbotsford, wrestling’s huge. These guys have been wrestling since they’ve been in diapers.” Koopman’s silver medal was a fine way to cap his high school wrestling career. When he was in Grade 8, he placed sixth in B.C., and didn’t make another appearance in the provincials until this year. He didn’t go to the B.C. meet in his Grade 11 year because of an injured collarbone. “I’m happy with the improvement, how far I’ve come,” he said. In McKenzie’s case, he’s satisfied that he gave it his all.

Wrestling rigours

McKenzie calls wrestling “one of the toughest sports in the world,” adding that you get out of it what you put into it. “As gruelling as all the training is, the cutting weight, the training, all the disgusting food that’s so healthy… it’s fun,” McKenzie said. “You get a thrill out of accomplishing [your goals].” Koopmans thought he was getting used to the long warm-up sessions, until he started training at Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. “You basically do a workout as a warm-up,” he said.

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THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

6020

Real Estate

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ED GOSS Park Georgia Realty

SELLING /BUYING

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

ROGER BASI Interested In Selling Your Home? Lets Talk!!! Remax Award Winner 100% Club. Certified in Feng Shui Home Stager. List and Sell your home with me & receive $500.00 towards moving costs. Cell: (604) 618-2820 www.rogerbasi.com

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

Commercial Property Kingsway BBY, 5% return, good investment. Price $1,595K. 604-324-0655

6035

Mobile Homes

MOBILE HOMES

New and Used Homes Service Work Available Park Spaces Available QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES

1-800-339-5133

1978 - 14’ Wide 2 BR, 1 bth, in Ruskin MHP, $39,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. Also pads avail for a new sgle or dbl wide. 604830-1960 glenbrookhomes.net

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. www.sawmilllanding.com waterfront@bellaliant.net 1.902.522.2343

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

Recreation Property

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

6075

Sunshine Coast

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

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112 COQ 2 BR apartment $970, hot water & parking included, quiet complex, no pets. 778-316-4777. COQ, LOUGH MALL. Large, bright 2 BR, top floor. 1,000 sf. No pets. $950/mo incl heat, h/w & prkg. Nr Skytrain & SFU. Wanda, 604-939-0944 . Available now.

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

Auto Miscellaneous

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

9110

PARK TERRACE

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

Call 604-530-0030

POCO 2 BR apt $780 & $800/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented. Bachelor suite. Quiet building. Walking distance to bus, library, West Coast Express and shopping. $580/mo. Call 604-944-8697

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

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

6510

Co-ops

HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

604 465-1938

6540

Accepting applications for waiting list for 1 BR’s & 2 BR’s - suits couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room & workshop. No pets. Participation mandatory, $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

Call 604- 421-1222

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

Collectibles & Classics 1996 BENTLEY, 1 owner, only 73,000 km, just serviced, collector plates, immac. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D#24627

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQUITLAM, 663 Harrison, 4 BR, available now or May 1, $1350/mo. Call 604-454-4540

PORT COQ., 2375 Hawthorne Ave. Bright 3 BR house. H/wd flrs. Huge back yard! $1,200/mo. May 1st. Call Adam, 604-771-7148 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M

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

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-10

BBY, MIDDLEGATE. Bright bachelor suite. Ns/np. $550 incl hydro/cbl. May 1st. 604-522-6773 BBY, N. 2 BR. $950/mo. Also room for rent. Sh’d kitchen/bath & w/d. Ns/np. $500/mo. Both incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-299-3695

COQ. 2 BR, granite, SS appl., priv w/d, d/w, alarm, h/wd flrs. Ns/np. $1100/mo. Immed. 604-937-4756

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $925 incl utils. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

North Burnaby

BBY N. Ednor Cres, Lrg 1 BR, incls cable, wireless net, utls, w/d, prkg. Female only. Nr SFU, Lough’d Mall, Brentwood, transit. ns/np. $410 May1. 604-298-3479

6602

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

Houses - Rent

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.

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

COQ, North Road/Como Lake. 1 BR. $800 incl hydro/cbl. Priv w/d. Ns/np. Near SFU. 604-936-0634

POCO, LEGGATT Pl, 3 BR, upper, 2 bath, w/d, d/w, sundeck, b/yard, dbl garage, May 1. $1450 + utils. N/S, N/P. 604 649-5831

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

Surrey

(Pitt Meadows) 2 Bedroom, $1030/mo, $2500 share purchase req’d. Near bus & schools. Sorry no subsidy. Pets ok.

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

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

6020-34

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

BBY CENTRAL. Large, 3 BR, big livrm, dinrm, f/p, w/d, 2 bath, carport, storage. Near BCIT, SFU, BGH, Metrotown & transit. May 1. N/S & N/P. 604-298-6874 BBY HIGHGATE NEWER very clean, 2 BR grd lev, alarm, security cameras, fenced, quiet area. $1100 incls utils. Avail now. N/S & N/P. 604 522-5689

AUTOMOTIVE

Dreaming of a New Home?

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

6510

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567

115 PLACE CO-OP COQ WEST Blue Mnt Park, 1 BR, 3rd flr, bright, reno’d, adult orientd bldg, $720 incls heat & prkg, Immed. N/S, N/P. 604 220-9504

9105

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

Apt/Condos

www.cycloneholdings.ca

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

6065

6508

ARBOUR GREENE

CALYPSO COURT

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Apt/Condos

401 Westview St, Coq

New Westminster

Escort Services

★ COURTNEY 604-339-1967 Don’t be Shy! I’m Not. Call me, I ’m waiting.... ★★★

NANAIMO HOME FOR SALE 351 Woodhaven Dr; wonderful lake view; 3900 sq. ft. $498,000 Other homes also available. 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group; www.HomeAndLife.ca

LANGLEY Park Like Setting newly renod, air conditoning, seniors 2 BR double wide, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops and hospital. Electrical certified. $48,500. 604-534-2997

6015 7015

Chilliwack

Other Areas BC

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9110

Collectibles & Classics

6605

Townhouses Rent

MRIDGE BROOKSIDE Gardens 3 BR newly reno’d, 5 appl, fenced yard, Avail April 1, ★Pets Welcome ★ 778-835-0748

9125

Domestic

1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

9125

Domestic

03 Chevy Cavalier

Only 59,600 kms!! 2 door, 5 spd, 2.2L ecotech engine; runs perfect! Has remote start and CD player. Very clean car-inside out. Excellent on gas and very reliable! Aircared with no accidents. Asking $5300 obo 604-999-4098

1995 MERCURY Sable, f/load, new tires, 4whl brakes, a/cared, 294K, $1200 obo, 604-218-1095 2005 CHEV Cavalier, auto, 2 dr, a/c, 93,000 kms, new brakes & tires, Duralubed since new, $4250 obo. 604-986-2430 Email: BBerbea@shaw.ca

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 2007 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER. Grey convertible! 84,000 km. 4 new snow tires, & summer tires at 75% tread. Recent tune-up. All receipts. $7,500. 604-936-5859

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AUTOMOTIVE 9125

Domestic

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

9129

Luxury Cars

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, $25,900. 604-999-4097

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

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

9129

Luxury Cars

1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2001 YAMAHA VSTAR, 11CC, chocolate brown with ghost flame fender and tank, great shape, $3500 obo. 604-463-4185

2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862

9145

9150

Services & Repairs

J & L Tri City Truck Services Ltd. 2320 Rogers Avenue Coquitlam. Service & Repairs on all Makes of Heavy Duty Trucks & Trailers. Licenced Mechanics 604 544-1115 or 778 836-2119

9155

9160

Sports & Imports

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $8,000. 778-227-2010

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1987 Nissan, ext, 5 speed, 4cyl, $2350. 1998 Forrester, 5 speed, 4 wheel, $2450, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

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.

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $10,900. 604-839-6253 2004 GMC Envoy XUV 96,500 k, silver, 1 owner v6 4.2l a/cared/ 2013 $14,500 604.318.9890

Scrap Car Removal 2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

2005 FORD F350 Lariet loaded, diesel, auto, 4x4, 5th whl equip, 242k, $15,900. 604-819-6886

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-626-1742

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

2009 HONDA Civic, 4 dr sedan, well equipt, low kms, $10,000 firm. CALL 604-538-4883 2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

CUSTOMIZED HOUSE CLEANING TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS ★ Move Outs ★ Staging ★ Inside Windows ★ Organizing Call Marie 604-467-1118

8080

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2002 DODGE Caravan SE, 3.3L, 105,844km, white, a/c, f/load, exc cond, $4250, 604-988-1253 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

Boats

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299 1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $19,900 obo. 604-230-2728 22 FT SKYLARK trailer, loaded, sleeps 4, furnace, a/c, dble windows, full bath, $5,000 604-325-8304

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

9522

RV’s/Trailers

8130

Handyperson

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

8140

Heating

ADVANTAGE HEATING Furnaces/Boilers Repair/Replace 24hr Service,Financing Available 604-467-1030 Visa/MC/Amex www.youradvantage.ca

8160

9522

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

9525

8240

Lawn & Garden

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

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ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

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Drywall Decks Tile

Call Steve 604-476-9393

ABLE HOME SERVICES LTD Lawn mowing, Hedges Aerating, Pwr Raking. Grover 604-467-4457

Moving & Storage

RV/Camper Rentals

2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

FREE ESTIMATES

8185

RV’s/Trailers

8250

Roofing

AFFORDABLE MOVING

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

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

Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

1 to 3 Men

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

8255

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

8315

$ BEST RATES $ Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

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

Quality Work You Can Trust!

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

8220

Plumbing

$59/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly

Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

Tree Services

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

ALLQUEST PAINTING Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Rubbish Removal

8335

Window Cleaning

DB WINDOW CLEANING

• • • • • •

Window Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Building Siding Cleaning Registered & Insured Residential/Commercial

604-376-7842

david@dbwindowcleaning.com

SUPER SOIL INC. TOTAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLY SERVICES Since 1979

1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $15,800 Rare 778-773-1398

1979 MCI M/H, 40’, new engine, ready to travel or live aboard, pics avail. $59,900. 604-856-2455

1996 HONDA Accord EX, all records, 185K, 1 owner, immac, $2999 obo,604-940-1053 Ladner

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.630-3300

WE GUARANTEE IT!

2000 PONTIAC Montana, 7 pass, good cond, 138,000 km, $3,500 obo 604-987-2691

9515

rhero aise the supe LE DEAL! Pr Tights . es lin 3 UNBELIEVAB in e of this vehicl capabilities 630-3300. nal. Call 604tio op pe ca and

1 photo auto ad, 3 lines in 12 community papers. 1 online auto ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.

2007 SALEM 27 RLSS travel trailer, lge slide, sep bdrm, like new, n/s. $18,500. 604-613-4370 More pics: sideroads@mail.com

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RV’s/Trailers

Electrical

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604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

Cleaning

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

9160

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9173

Vans

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email: randyenomoto@gmail.com

$

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,795 obo. 778-242-2018

9522

HOME SERVICES

8087

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

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

2001 27 ft Ford Class C RV, tow pack, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, 82K,as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575

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

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

RV’s/Trailers

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. $26,000. Denis, 604-618-4142.

8055

2004 NISSAN Xterra, 130,000 km, Tow Package, no accids, one owner, $9,800obo. 604-523-2176

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

9522

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1994 FLEETWOOD Terry 2.5 Trailer, exc cond, but req some roof work, $2000. 604-534-2346 1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, 181K, exc cond, reliable, air cared. $1750 obo. 778-881-6478

1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141

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99¢/lb

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